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Genie Francis on her new Y&R character, "She is driven by revenge & has sociopathic tendencies!"

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Genie Francis spoke with the New York Post over the weekend, and discussed her return to daytime this Friday as Genevieve Atkinson on The Young and the Restless!

In addition, the soap legend talked about the state of the entire soap genre from it’s heyday when she and Tony Geary were at the height of their popularity as Luke and Laura on GH. Here are a few excerpts!

Genie on her new Y&R character who is said to be the mother of the “murdered” Cane Ashby: “She is driven by a need for revenge and has developed sociopathic tendencies, shall we say. It is really fun for me. God knows I’ve done plenty of soap — but I’ve never gotten to do anything like that ever.  I did ingénue much longer than anybody has a right to with Laura.  This role is hard, a challenge, and I’m learning more about myself as an actress.”

Genie on the demise of soaps and it’s future… in particular the rumors that GH would be next in line to get canceled: “It does make you worry because there were rumors about All My Children and then, like, six weeks later it was real. So it makes you wonder. I think (Y&R) it’s probably going to be the last man standing.”

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I can’t wait to see Genie in her new role onY&R. I think playing a role unlike anything else she has done will be very exciting. Now that Caine had a sociopathic brother, will shake everyone up. But,Colin is really the evil one, unless the real Caine is playing his nutty brother. Hmm…something to think about……..

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Well, all you fans, I am vindicative. I have been saying right along that Caine was really alive and pretending to be his crazy brother who was killed on the church steps. Welcome Genie Francis to finish this story. Yeah1…

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Peter Weber Is Revealed To Be The Next ‘Bachelor’

On the season finale of Bachelor in Paradise, the big question was finally answered.  Who would be the next star of the upcoming season of The Bachelor.  Well the wait is over and it turns out to be one of the runner-ups from Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette.

Pilot Peter Weber has nabbed the spot of the next ‘Bachelor’ when the reality-competition series returns for its 24th season in January of 2020.  Weber follows Colton Underwood as the guy who will hopefully hand out a final rose to one woman that steals his heart from the bevy of contestants.

Weber and Hannah Brown’s chemistry was undeniable during this season of The Bachelorette.

After expressing his love to her and spending a memorable night in a windmill together, America was left shocked and heartbroken with Hannah’s decision to end the relationship. making him the second runner-up for her season.  Returning back to his home from Greece, Peter was forced to confront his pain and pick up the pieces of his broken heart.

Now, Peter is back to look for love a second time.   He said of the opportunity during a brief appearance on the Bachelor in Paradise finale: “I feel so grateful right now just to have this opportunity. “This is life-changing.”

So, are you glad Peter was named the next ‘Bachelor’? Comment below.

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‘Chad & Abby In Paris’ Chapter 2 Set To Debut On The DOOL App As The Story Continues

The story of Chad & Abby in Paris will soldier on after its very successful first chapter launch.  News today is that Days of our Lives will be releasing the second chapter on the young DiMera couple abroad from Salem on the DOOL app starring Billy Flynn (Chad) and Kate Mansi (Abby).

The next set of 8 episodes brings it with some new and not-so-new faces.   Look for revenge, power, romance and family to play heavily in chapter two .  As after the fallout from the first chapter, this second take of the couple’s journey in Europe kicks off with a surprise visitor from Salem that shakes things up for them.  Will they stay strong together  …. or have more strain put on their marriage?

Be on the lookout for the debuts of Shawna Della-Ricca in the new role of Sylvie and Remington Hoffman as Li Shin, the son of DiMera Enterprises’ Mr. Shin.

Episodes of Chapter 2 of Chad & Abby in Paris will post every Thursday morning for the next 8 weeks on the DOOL app.  Make sure to visit thedoolapp.com for more info on how you can download the free app to your mobile device.

So, excited to see more Chad & Abby in Paris? Who might make a surprise visit to them? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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To download and listen to the podcast head on over to iTunes here, or check it out at NBC.com/InsideSalem

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