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Hunter King Signs Multi-Picture Deal With Hallmark Media

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Hunter King (ex-Summer, The Young and the Restless) has embarked on a multi-picture deal with Hallmark Media.

The two-time Daytime Emmy-winning actress made her Hallmark Channel debut in the movie Hidden Gems, and then appeared on Nikki & Nora: Sister Sleuths on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries.  Next up, King is set to star in a  Royal Corgi Christmas, premiering Friday, November 25 (8 p.m. ET/PT), back on Hallmark Channel.

In a statement, Lisa Hamilton Daly, Executive Vice President, Hallmark Media shared: “Hunter King brings such a spark to each role she brings to life and has been a wonderful addition to the Hallmark family  We’re thrilled to continue to work with Hunter and know viewers will be completely charmed by her performance in A Royal Corgi Christmas.”

King expressed on her new deal: “I feel so incredibly grateful and lucky to be part of the Hallmark family! Growing up, I would drive past Hallmark’s headquarters nearly every day and dream about getting the chance to be in one of their movies some day.  Getting to make three Hallmark movies this year has already been so amazing and I’m so excited for what’s to come. I get to be in Hallmark movies for a living! Are you kidding me? Is this real life?”

In addition to Y&R, King was previously seen in the CBS comedy series, Life in Pieces.  Hunter also recently wrapped a role in the Indie Film, Give Me Your Eyes.
So, what do you think of Hunter’s new deal with Hallmark Media? Comment below.
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I love seeing her on the Hallmark channel. Hunter is an amazing actress and I can’t wait to see her on more Hallmark shows!!!

I never thought I’d miss her as Summer but I confess I do. There’s nothing wrong with Allison Lanier; she’s beautiful and a good actress. But she and Kyle just don’t spark for me. The Hunter King Summer used to look at Kyle as a human ice cream cone (as many of us probably do) but now it just seems like an old relationship, not young lovers still mad for each other. I think saddling them with Harrison was a major mistake. So, I wish Ms. King the best success in future; you could do a lot worse than a contract with Hallmark. At least their programming isn’t depresssing, demonic, or perverse like so much “edgy” junk on cable lately.

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You kind of took the words right out of my mouth. I was never a big Hunter King fan but the more I see the new Summer the less I like her. Sorry, it is what it is. She and Kyle always making this big deal about Harrison, but how often do we see them together. I also predict there will be ramifications from the kiddo’s illness and blood tests, or they would never have shown them. I bet “Father” was truly just that, his father, not Kyle.

Oh Violet, if I have to hear one more time how much Harrison LOVES HIS NONA (Diane), I’m gonna lose it. Did it ever occur to them that the kid has no taste? If he wanted Elmer’s glue for lunch, then what?

Congrats to her. I wish her well and I hope she stays at Hallmark. I so much more prefer the new Summer on Y&R.

A Royal Corgi Christmas, huh? Yep, Daisy Duck aka Hunter King is destined for great things. Here’s hopin she doesn’t pass up a career-making call from Looney Toons.

Hunter King is an excellent actress! If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. I’m sure Hunter is living her best life while all the naysayers have personal issues that trigger negative comments that they know they would not like stated about them or anyone they care about. People love and care about Hunter King so people please please stop the unkindness and think before you make negative comments. The world would be a better place without all the negativity.

Elle…I really agree with you…” if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say it at all.” I have seen Hunter in other Hallmark movies, with more to come. They are fun and happy which really suits her perky personality as an actress.

Happy for Hunter, but really miss her on Y&R as Summer. Don’t like the new character at all!

Just saw Hunter/Summer in the “Royal Corgi Christmas” on Hallmark. I really enjoyed it, and Hunter. She showed a different kind of maturity along with her perk than when on Y&R. And how can you go wrong with the late Queen Elizabeth’s favorite dog of choice…Corgi? They can steal the show.

rose
Gosh, I’ve seen promos for the Hallmark movies and Hunter’s Corgi movie all weekend. I’m not a Hallmark fan, you see one, you see them all and our Snowflake looks the same, good luck to her.

Violet…I agree…”you see one you see them all.” Repetition not so much different than some soap storylines like Brooke/Ridge, and other merry-go-round stories and characters. So I’ve learned to pick and chose Hallmark over the years. Mainly when I need/want a time out from real life downers. And “no” I never wanted to marry the prince in some H stories. Do like it when I see how many actors come from soaps like Prevey/Nathan from GH. :)))

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Kathie Lee Gifford Reacts to ‘The Bachelor’ Joey Graziadei Having ‘No Idea’ Who She Is On ‘Live with Kelly and Mark’

Let’s set the stage! Kathie Lee Gifford was previously mentioned by Today Show’s Hoda Kotb and Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos as someone who would make a great lead for the upcoming dating-reality series competition, The Golden Bachelorette.

Then came the Wednesday February 28th episode of Live with Kelly and Mark, when the current ‘Bachelor’ leading man, Joey Graziadei was the guest.

During his interview, Kelly and Mark asked Graziadei what his thoughts were on Gifford becoming the first-ever ‘Golden Bachelorette’.

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Graziadei’s response was: “I will be honest… I have no idea who Kathie Lee Gifford is.” That prompted some boos and some laughs from the in-studio audience. Joey added, ‘I’m only 28! I’m sorry!”

In a response to a post on X featuring the faux-pas, Gifford reacted by saying: “I don’t expect him to know me. I’ve got shoes that are older than this kid is!”

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Gifford received the Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019. She has also been in the chair occupied by Ripa on ‘Live’. From 1985 to 2000, Kathie Lee and Regis Philbin were the co-hosts of  the morning talk show. She then went on to co-host the fourth hour of Today in 2008 and continued till 2019.

When E! News asked Kotb about Gifford potentially getting the nod as the “Golden Bachelorette”, she shared, “By the way, she would be a 10 plus, and she’d get her choice of all the men, and you know how she is all flirty and cute.”

So, what do you think about Joey not knowing who Kathie Lee is? Could it possibly be that ABC would cast Gifford as the ‘Golden Bachelorette’? Comment below.

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Brian Gaskill Previews Seth’s Next Move on The Young and the Restless: “It’s the Beginning of Everything”

Coming up on the Friday, March 1st episode of The Young and the Restless be on the lookout for what could send Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) into yet another spiral with her alcohol addiction.

As viewers have recently witnessed, Jordan (Colleen Zenk), in disguise with red wig, has become ‘fast’ friends with Seth as a drinking buddy at a local dive bar. She has been egging him on to become ‘friends’ with Nikki, but also cited to him, how Nikki disappeared on her when she needed help in her attempt to get sober (all fabricated, of course).

Seth was able to get Nikki to agree to meet him one day for coffee or for an outing, even though she knows that he is also struggling to get sober and was not going to be a good AA sponsor for her.  Now, the trap is set.

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Taking to his account on X, Gaskill shared on Wednesday, “Look for me Friday I think on Young and the Restless (tomorrow in Canada) pay attention. It’s the beginning of everything…”

Gaskill returned to daytime television in early January in his new recurring role on Y&R. Soap fans previously knew of his work as Bobby Warner on All My Children, Rafe Kovich on Port Charles, Ozzy Marone on The Bold and the Beautiful and Dylan Lewis on Guiding Light.

So, what are you theories of what’s about to go down? Will Seth lure Nikki into a trap knowing or unknowingly? Will he become obsessed with her? Will Jordan sneak into the Newman Ranch, and terrorize Nikki? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

In the meantime for some clues of what’s next in Nikki’s battle with the bottle, check out the Michael Fairman Channel’s recent interview with Melody Thomas Scott below.

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Vivica A. Fox, Jonelle Allen and Sally Sussman Revisit ‘Generations’ Classic Catfight and If They Would Be Down for a Revival

As it is Black history month, you can’t help but a shed a light on the groundbreaking soap opera, Generations. It was almost 35-years ago that NBC took a gamble on a new soap opera with an African-American family at its epicenter.

Generations was created by renowned soap opera writer, Sally Sussman and premiered back on Monday, March 27, 1989. Ironically, the show was up against the top-rated daytime drama The Young and the Restless and for 13 months it landed in the bottom of the ratings, until NBC canceled it in January 1991.

One of the most memorable moments in the series short history was a knock-down drag-out catfight between the characters of Maya (Vivica A. Fox) and Doreen (Jonelle Allen), with the late Kristoff St. John (Adam Marshall) in the middle of it all.

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Speaking with EW.com, Fox recalled, “We just didn’t want it to look fake, because there’s nothing worse when you can see the stunt double. As you can see, I kind of dig doing fight scenes.”

Allen offered up: “The lines were scripted. What we were doing while we were saying them – the earrings and all of that stuff — was not. I added the kicking off the shoes and the pulling up the train. The actors didn’t get hurt, but the cameraman could have, because when I kicked off my shoes, I kicked my shoe so far it almost hit the camera!”

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Jonelle also remembered Kristoff almost getting injured in the scenes, recalling: “He almost got beaten up. We were so in it, and he’s trying to break us apart, but we were pumped. The fight itself was choreographed. Him walking in and breaking it up was not, so he could have gotten hurt. He just thought he’d come in and separate us, but we were still going at it.”

Sussman shared the scenes cultural impact: “It put the show in a different stratosphere. And I remember less than a year later, Y&R copied it. A lot of people copied it. All the subsequent (catfights) that have been forced upon people were not motivated. This one was so motivated, that even though Maya was the aggressor, you agreed with her. Doreen had it coming, but you can’t overstate how long (the tension) was built up between them.”

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So, is it time for a Generations 2.0 ? Sussman believes it just might be, “Over the last number of years, several young writers – I’m talking very young, younger than 30 — who love soaps of all different stripes, have been reaching out to me about how much they love the show, because there are so many episodes on YouTube. They say how much they love the show, and that I must try and do a revival.”

Jonelle Allen says she would be down too, expressing: “Revisiting these people later, and then seeing all the babies that were born who would be adults now and seeing what’s up with their stories, would be exciting. And Sally’s a great storyteller.”

Vivica A. Fox summed it up best, “I would be totally game for a revival …. I’d love to see soap operas make a comeback.”

So, did you watch ‘Generations’ when it aired on NBC? Do you recall your reaction to the Maya and Doreen catfight? And with Peacock streaming Days of our Lives, would they consider a series order for a reboot of a series such as ‘Generations’ too? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. But first, check out that classic catfight!

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