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Is Gina Tognoni a step away from rejoining "OLTL"?

Gina-head.jpgCould double Daytime Emmy award winner, Gina Tognoni being heading back to One Life come fall? Now that her run on CBS’s “Guiding Light” is about to come to an end?  If you look back at an interview with On-Air On-Soaps from New Year’s eve 2008, the actress intimated a shift back to Llanview may be something she might entertain. “Kelly was kind of zany, and that character you could just write for forever. “OLTL” is such a great show. I am a big fan of executive producer, Frank Valentini.  I have always had a huge soft spot for that show.”

Now in today’s Suds Report, TV Guide Canada’s Nelson Branco revealed his blind item from last week had to do with Togoni! “Sources close to Gina Tognoni say that the Emmy winner is thisc lose to signing a contract with One Life to return as Kelly Cramer Buchanan. “She turned down two offers from CBS soaps,” says an insider. The buzz is the other two soaps were Y&R and B&B. Is this a bad move on Tognoni’s part considering One Life may not be on the air in three years? “No, she wants to stay in New York with her new husband,” continues the mole. Look for the actress on the ABC soap sometime later this fall if all goes according to plan.”

Speaking of another related One Life item from the Suds Report, Branco stated the following about the Stacy/Rex/Gigi story that is driving us all into an early grave.  “Who else stood up from their couch and screamed, “Me! Me! Me! I’ll do it!” when that fiasco, Stacy, asked Stan to punch her in the face? And I would have taken a few takes, too, just to get the shot right, you know. I’m a perfectionist. Can we recast Stacy with Justis Bolding? Yep, that’s how much I despise Crystal Hunt’s performance. I blame Stacy and Stacy only for One Life‘s recent ratings woes. Kill the bitch.”  On-Air On-Soaps could not agree more!

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GL & ATWT Alum Tom Pelphrey On His Role in ‘Mank’: “I Got To Say Rosebud On-Screen with Gary Oldman, in a David Fincher Film. Pretty Cool.”

What we all knew first, everyone in Hollywood and all of America is becoming to realize;  that Tom Pelphrey (Ex-Jonathan, Guiding Light, Mick, As the World Turns) is just a naturally-gifted actor able to tap into such deep emotional depths in every part he plays that make him a stand-out in every project he is in.

Now, this two-time Daytime Emmy winner, who is coming off a critically-acclaimed run in season 3 of Nerflix’s Ozark, can be seen in one of the talked about potential Oscar contenders, the film, Mank.

In the David Fincher film, Pelphrey plays Joseph Mankiewicz the brother to Gary Oldman’s Herman “Mank” Mankiewicz, and in a new interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Tom realizes the enormity of one of the key and most famous words in cinema history that he gets to say during Joseph’s reaction to Mank’s script for Citizen Kane … “rosebud”.

Pelphrey shared on the revelation that his line in the film is part of a huge historic fabric of cinema history: ““Oh my god. I didn’t even think about that. Wow. When you work on something like this, you really try to do your job to the best of your ability, and you really just focus on the task at hand.”

He added, Y”ou don’t really stop and consider the whole big thing- at least I didn’t. But you don’t want to get too swept up in that or get intimidated. You want to just come in, focus on your work and put your head down. And yeah, now is the time to sit back and say, ‘I got to say Rosebud on-screen with Gary Oldman, in a David Fincher film.’ Pretty cool.

Mank, is now available in select theatres and streams beginning on December 4th on Netflic.

So, excited to see Tom in Mank? Comment below.  But first, check out this trailer from the film,

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Beverlee McKinsey Tribute On Tap Featuring Guiding Light Notables

There was no one quite like her and to this day she is revered as one of the greatest actresses every to grace the soap genre, and now on an upcoming installment of The Locher Room, McKinsey will be honored with a tribute, not only by her son, daytime director, Scott McKinsey but several of her former Guiding Light co-stats as well.

Joining host, Alan Locher will be Guiding Light’s Grant Aleksander (Ex-Phillip Spaulding), Mark Derwin (Ex-A.C. Mallet), Jay Hammer (Ex-Fletcher Reade) and Vincent Irizarry (Ex-Brandon Lujack Luvonaczek).

McKinsey passed away in 2008 and her daytime resume was quite extensive and memorable from  Iris on Another World and on its spinoff, Texas and from 1984-1992 as Alexandra Spaulding on the CBS daytime drama, Guiding Light.   Beverlee was nominated four times for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress.

To watch this special tribute, make sure to save the date of Monday, November 16th at 3 p.m. EST/Noon PST.   You can watch the livestream here.

So, what role of McKinsey’s was your all-time favorite? Comment below.

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‘Filthy Rich’ Canceled by Fox After One Season

The soapy Filthy Rich has been short-lived.  News tonight has that the series featuring Sex and the City favorite, Kim Cattrall and former Guiding Light star, Aubrey Dollar (Ex-Marina) has been canceled by Fox in its first season.

According to Deadline, low ratings and uncertainty are behind the decision when the series was originally intended for a summer run.

Filthy Rich has aired 5 of its t0 episodes, and the network will air the remaining 5.

Created by Tate Taylor, Filthy Rich stars Cattrall as Margaret Monreaux, the matriarch of a mega-rich Southern family famous for creating a wildly successful Christian television network. After her husband dies in a plane crash, Margaret and family are stunned to learn that he fathered three illegitimate children, all of whom are written into his will — threatening their family name and fortune. Melia Kreiling, the aforementioned Aubrey Dollar, Corey Cott, Benjamin Levy Aguilar, Mark L. Young and Olivia Macklin co-star along with Steve Harris and Aaron Lazar.

So, what do you think about the cancellation of Filthy Rich? Did you happen to check it outt hus far during its run ? Comment below.

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