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Ex-OLTL's John Brotherton Nabs Role in Fast & Furious 7 with Kurt Russell!

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Remember when Jared Banks was killed by Mitch Laurence on One Life to Liveleaving poor Natalie  (Melissa Archer) husband-less once again?  We do!  And for those who enjoyed the performances of John Brotherton (Ex-Jared), now you can see him on the big screen!

According to Deadline.com today, Brotherton has nabbed the primo role of Kurt Russell’s sidekick in the upcoming feature film, Fast & Furious 7 in the next chapter of that movie franchise whose 6th installment was the best worldwide opening in Universal’s history this past summer.

While not all details are known, Brotherton will play Sheppard, who’s described as the Russell character’s right-hand man.  Fast & Furious 7 is shooting in Atlanta with Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Lucas Black and franchise rookies including Jason Statham and Djimon Hounsou.

Former OLTL head writer during Brotherton’s time on the ABC soap, Ron Carlivati tweeted to the actor ,”Congrats, John! That’s awesome!”  To which John tweeted back, “Thanks Ron!! Hope you and the team at GH are doing well! Hugs and hellos to all.”

Were you a fan of Jared and Natalie on One Life to Live? Are you happy to hear the new of John landing a major motion picture role in a big blockbuster movie franchise?   Let us know!

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Not a good detour for FF franchise. Asian american director jared lin revived the franchise and turned it into a billion dollar franchise w/ lush locales and balletic car sequences and a very racially diverse cast! FF has numerous African american actors and hispanic american actors. It even had an Asian american actor w/ FF fave sung kang who’s char was killed off on newest hit bec FF 4-6 were pretty much prequels bec his char died on FF 3 w/c was FF: tokyo drift. Typical hollywood whitewashing now that FF’s a billion dollar franchise and Asian american director jared… Read more »

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Well I guess you were too busy putting together your rant to hit up the Wikipedia page and see that other new cast additions include Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey, Nathalie Emmanuel, Dijmon Hounsou, and Ali Fazil, all actors of color. So I’m not seeing the white wash.

Also, the new director? James Wan, an Asian-American.

Back on the ACTUAL TOPIC, Brotherton was great on “One Life to Live”. Hated that he got killed so Natalie and John could get put back together. This will be great exposure, good for him!

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LOL! Snap!

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Not everyone. Loved that so John and Natalie could get together.
Even more so because he killed Nash indirectly but still killed him.

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Jan, where did I say everyone? I know John/Natalie have a lot of fans, but I always preferred her with Jared (or Cristian).

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James Wan is Australian.

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He also worke with James Wan, the director of The Conjuring. James Wan is also directing Fast and Furious 7. He was the cop in The Conjuring.

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Sorry supposed to say worked. LOL

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Peter Bergman Signs 5-Year Deal with The Young and the Restless

Some of the hottest news on Daytime Emmy night was the reveal that 23-time Daytime Emmy nominee, and 3-time Emmy-winner, Peter Bergman is staying put at The Young and the Restless for quite some time to come, in fact, at least five more years.

Bergman, who plays Genoa City staple, Jack Abbott, has inked a new five-year deal to stay with the CBS daytime drama series, which is a significant contract in the world of soaps.  The usual contact for actors is somewhere between one and four years, with thirteen-week or twenty-six-week cycle, if the show were to not pick up an actors option.

While Y&R has been renewed thus far through the 2024 TV season, it would seem this move to ensure Bergman is sticking around as the show moves past its 50th year on the air, is a vote of confidence by Sony Pictures Television and CBS that the top-rated daytime drama will live on.

Deadline first reported the contract news.  Peter joined Y&R back in 1989, after first successful soap foray on All My Children as Dr, Cliff Warner.

So, what do you think about Peter signing on for five more years at Y&R? Comment below.

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Lamon Archey and Sal Stowers Exit Days of our Lives

Coming up on Days of our Lives, both Lani and Eli Grant will be written off the canvas to facilitate the departures of Lamon Archey (Eli) and Sal Stowers (Lani).

According to the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Archey who stepped into the role in 2017, has made the decision to leave the long-running NBC soap opera, and will last air the week of July 4.

As for Stowers, she will last air on Friday, July 1st, and given her current storyline, it looks like Lani, who has confessed to murdering TJ (William Christian), will either be sent to prison, or will exit Salem with Eli.

This would not be the first-time that Stowers has departed DAYS.  After her debut in 2015, she was off the Salem canvas for a six-month break in 2016, before returning to the show through 2022.

We will share more information on Lamon and Sal’s exits as it comes to light.

For now, how do you feel about Lamon and Sal leaving Days of our Lives? Comment below.

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Y&R Daytime Emmy Nominees, Jason Thompson and Melissa Ordway, Test Positive for Covid-19

In some heartbreaking news, two of The Young and the Restless Daytime Emmy nominees, Jason Thompson (Billy) and Melissa Ordway (Abby), both have tested positive for Covid-19 and will now be unable to attend tomorrow night’s 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards to be telecast on CBS.  The actors were in Monte Carlo, Monaco last week for the 61st annual Monte Carlo TV Festival.

Thompson, a previous Emmy-winner, who is up in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category, shared the news via an Instagram video and also expressing in his post: “After 2.5 years of dodging Covid…I finally tested positive! I’m very sorry to say I won’t be attending the @daytimeemmys tomorrow night and that’s a bummer!! To all my fellow nominees and friends, I wish you all the best, have a fantastic night celebrating what we do. To the best fans in the world, like most of you I will be watching from home cheering on our favorites on @cbstv!! Thank you for an amazing year @youngandrestlesscbs and @sonypictures. I’ll be back to work in a week or so to try and earn another invite to the big night!!! Lots is love! ♥️”

Meanwhile, Melissa Ordway then shared she also tested positive for Covid. Ordway is a first-time nominee in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category.  In a heartfelt message, Melissa stated: It has always been a dream of mine to be nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award and to bring my parents to the show. It was about to come true, until I tested positive for Covid yesterday afternoon. I’m so disappointed that I won’t be able to celebrate with everyone on Friday. I’ve cried lots of tears.  Thankfully, I’m asymptomatic. I’m super grateful no one in our home is sick. What a blessing.  To my Daytime community, have the best time. Wish I could be there but I’ll be watching from home and cheering on all of the nominees! Y&R bring home the gold! Love you all! And to everyone at CBS and Sony thank you for everything. So grateful to play Abby. @youngandrestlesscbs.  To my amazing parents, I’m so sorry that this weekend has fallen apart. I was so excited to attend the awards with you. This nomination was because you always believed in me. I love you. To everyone who’s cheered me on, sent me well wishes and love and support, it means more to me than you’ll ever know. I love Daytime and I’m honored to be a part of this talented group! Cheering from my couch! Xoxoxo Melissa”

We send our well-wishes to Jason and Melissa for a speedy recovery.

So, what did you think about Jason and Melissa’s heartfelt posts that they will miss the Daytime Emmys due to Covid-19? Comment below.

 

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