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"High School Musical" Star Cordin Bleu Cast as Jeffrey King on One Life to Live!

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Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

The Online Network announced today that actor and musician, Corbin Bleu, best known for this role  “Chad Danforth” in the popular Disney film franchise, High School Musical, will join the cast of the beloved serial drama One Life to Live, set to debut on Monday, April 29.

Bleu will join the series as Jeffrey King, friend of Matthew Buchanan (Robert Gorrie) and Danielle Manning (Kelley Missal), a brilliant young reporter who moves to Llanview to work for publisher, Victoria Lord (Erica Slezak) at Llanview’s newspaper, The Banner.

Cordin tweeted the news of his new journey to Llanview, relating:  “I’m very excited about joining the One Life to Live family and beginning a new chapter in the shows long history.  I can’t wait to meet the entire talented cast and crew begin filming @onelifetolive”  Bleu starred in the Emmy-award winning Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical and its sequel, High School Musical 2 alongside Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, and Ashley Tisdale.  Bleu then reprised his role as ‘Chad’ in High School Musical 3: Senior Year on the big screen. 

“We are absolutely thrilled to have Corbin Bleu join the remarkable cast of One Life to Live. Corbin is multi-talented and we look forward to seeing this dynamic character unfold,” said Jeff Kwatinetz, Chairman and CEO of Prospect Park.

Bleu can next be seen in Nurse 3-D which will be released by Lionsgate Films later this year, and has numerous motion picture, television and stage roles to his impressive resume!

So One Lifers, are you looking forward to seeing Cordin Bleu mix it up in Llanview?  Let us know what you think of the casting decision for Bleu to play Jeffrey King?

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Tali
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Tali

Wonderful!!

Kelly
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Kelly

Now that they have a small number of core veterans in place (i.e. those over 40 years old), you can be sure that the only new casting news will involve 20 year olds. Ugh. Not liking where this is headed.

brian
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brian

Please, give it a change to start airing before writing it off.

jim
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jim

I actually agree with you Brian about giving the show a chance but i also agree with Kelly, maybe not 4 the same thing, in the direction the show is going but im still going to peek first b4 i judge.

Torrey
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Torrey

Agree with you Brian! I get so annoyed with people complaining about the cast announcements, when the first rebooted episode hasn’t even aired yet. I have a feeling that we are not going to be let down, at all…..

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

Don’t worry. The vets can hold their own. I’ve always said OLTL has the strongest cast in daytime television. Considering the list of those vets returning it doesn’t appear that has changed.

susan M.
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susan M.

Ditto!

su0000
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su0000

huh? teens/20yr olds?
Cordin Bleu is 34 ..

Enrique Buenrostro
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Enrique Buenrostro

there are only 5 “teens” the rest are the vets

jim
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jim

Wonder how he is supposed to know Mathew and Dani? But it should be interesting seeing more involvement of the Banner again.

Annick
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Annick

Great news.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

Welcome aboard.

jim
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jim

‘We’re all in this together’..oops im getting a little carried away here. Somehow that song got stuck in my head. lol. Im wondering if there is a certain time a day you watch the original episodes of AMC & OLTL or is it kinda like On Demand where you can watch on your own time.Wellm I do know you can watch anytime but i wondered if online programing is scheduled anything like network and some cable shows where the new episodes have a regular time slot before you can watch any other time. Not feeling well the last few days… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

Don’t have an opinion on this new character. Looking forward to seeing my favorite characters on OLTL!!!! Not to interested in the new bee character…Want to see Viki , Bo, Clint, Nora,Etc……………………..

su0000
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su0000

Great !! is sounds like the ”The Banner” will be reporting!! that could be interesting if investigating reporters get into situations etc..

He can act very well and is an awesome decent person ..
looking forward to having him in OLTL ..

Brian Tripp
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Brian Tripp

I am excited about this because he will more than likely bring his fan base with him and boost ratings for OLTL and even AMC. PP is very smart about this and these shows are going to do really well. Do you think he will be in a romance with Dani? Or will there be a quadtrangle with Des/Dani/Matt/Jeffrey?

Joe
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Joe

I saw Corbin on Bway and he is A VERY talented actor! I met him once also and he is the sweetest guy! I am thrilled by this news! And now all my High School Musical stickers double as OLTL now! lol

keily
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keily

The constant complaining about every little thing has become annoying as hell, I know everyone has a right to their opinion, but can you give a rest until the damn shows have aired??

sherry ross
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sherry ross

I can’t wait to see Corbin!! He is such a fabulous actor!! We just love him!!!

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B&B’s Kimberlin Brown Shows How-To Do The Sheila ‘Makeover’

Wednesday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, brought with it a very much alive and in disguise Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown).

While smart B&B viewers knew there was no way a bear ended the life of Sheila, and that she would return to the canvas to cause more trouble, no one quite knew how she would integrate herself into society to not get caught by the police for her crimes.

Now donning a red wig, some facial prosthetics and a new sexy wardrobe, Sheila tested out her transformation on a tipsy Deacon (Sean Kanan), who had too much to drink.  Next thing you know, the two ‘strangers’ have sex.  Does Deacon really not know its Sheila?

Meanwhile, Kimberlin Brown posted a video on her Instagram of just how the B&B make-up and hair team came up with Sheila’s new look.

The actress expressed: “#behindthescenes #transformation #sheila goes red! Thanks you @danmakesstuff and @tinsleystudio for the wonderful #prosthetics and of course the wonderful Chris Lia Johnson #makeup @stephpaughhair for her #wig work! What a great #team

You can watch the time-lapsed video below.

Now let us know, what do you think of Sheila’s new look? How will B&B incorporate Sheila’s disguise for the next leg of her storyline to still be a part of Finn’s (Tanner Novlan) life? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

 

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Kelly Thiebaud Departing General Hospital and Heading Back to ‘Station 19’

Kelly Thiebaud is now set to reprise her role of Eva Vasquez, on ABC’s primetime drama, Station 19 and thus the Daytime Emmy winner will exit her role as Dr. Britt Westbourne on General Hospital.

According to Deadline, Thiebaud will be part of the cast for the series 6th season, which premieres on October 6th.

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Previously, Kelly appeared on the show’s 3rd season when in story, as the widow of firefighter Rigo Vasquez (Rigo Sanchez), she had an affair with her husband’s colleague Jack Gibson (Grey Damon) that resulted in total chaos.

In a tease for Thiebaud’s return, ABC shared, “Misery loves company and Eva finds solace with someone from her past.”

Kelly has played GH’s Britt on and off since 2012. She won her first Daytime Emmy this past June for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her performance.

Look for Kelly to exit her GH role in November, while a rep for the soap shared that the actress will be leaving by year’s end.

What do you think of Kelly going to Station 19 and departing General Hospital? How do you think GH will deal with her exit? Will tragedy befall Britt with her living with Huntington’s Disease? Will she be written-off the canvas, leaving the door open for her return? 

Share your thoughts in the comment section, but first check out our conversation with Kelly from a year ago and then backstage at the Daytime Emmys following her victory,

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Rena Sofer Wraps Her 9-Year Run as Quinn and Exits B&B

Daytime Emmy winner, Rena Sofer, has decided to call it quits at The Bold and the Beautiful.  After playing Quinn Fuller for the past 9 years she has decided to move on to other projects and adventures.

In a tweet, Sofer shared: “Friday August 5 was my last day playing Quinn on B&B, it’s been an incredible 9!” She added, “On to bigger and better things! Check out Renasoferceramics.com” 

Rena shared her thoughts on her decision to exit the CBS soap opera in an exclusive interview with Soap Opera Digest in their latest issue dropping everywhere on Friday.

The talented star told SOD, “I had already decided this was going to be my last contract, but when they finished the story of Quinn and Carter coming together, it seemed like the right time.”  Look for her last airdate to be August 29th.

Fans of Sofer’s already know that she makes beautiful ceramic pieces and has been sharing her art.  We shall see what else Rena decides to do next.

Share your thoughts on Rena’s departure as B&B’s Quinn via the comment section below.

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