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Is Rapper RIFF RaFF Spoofing James Franco's Version of Him On One Life to Live?

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Here’s a clever little bit of casting news! When rapper RIFF RaFF taped scenes this week of One Life to Live in their Connecticut studios, he played a fictional shady Miami art dealer by the name of “Jamie Franko”! Sound familiar?  That’s because the people at Prospect Park and One Life to Live apparently gave a little nudge to Oscar nominee James Franco because in the past, RiFF RaFF had claimed that Franco’s character in the controversial movie Spring Breakers is based on him — a charge Franco sort of denied!

According to EW.com, “While Franco did admit, in an interview with GQ, that Riff Raff “was one of a number of people we looked at” for inspiration for his character, a cornrows’d, gold-toothed hustler named Alien, he has said a Florida rapper named Dangeruss was his real muse. Franco elaborated on Dangeruss’ impact on his character in the Harmony Korine-directed film at length in a self-penned story for MTV.  Riff Raff has been pretty public with his feelings about Franco’s public statements.”

So are the peeps at One Life jockeying to get James Franco to Llanview?  Is this just good juicy PR?  What do you think of RiFF RaFF playing the role of “Jamie Franko”?  Let us know your thoughts!

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jimh
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jimh

Now im going to do a spoof of soap fans who insists certain actors and their characters belong on certain shows: NO, JAMES FRANCO DOESNT BELONG ON OLTL…HE BELONGS ON GH WHERE HE ORIGINALLY GUEST STARRED, AND BECAUSE OF COPYWRITE LAWS HE CANT PLAY A SIMILIAR CHARACTER ON OLTL EVEN REMOTELY CLOSE TO HIS GH ROLE UNLESS BOTH PP AND ABC AGREE TO SHARE! IF HE PLAYS HIMSELF…OK! LMAO!!!

tarlyfan
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tarlyfan

LOL. Love your commnent, jimh

jimh
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jimh

THANKS!!!

su0000
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su0000

wow.. I think RiFF RaFF playing the role of Jamie Franko will be very interesting, indeed..
looking forward to seeing him in Llanview ..

Aria
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Aria

How desperate n cheap

AJ
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AJ

GH is a joke, it’ll be cancelled soon, but unlike OLTL and AMC.. it won’t continue online. Enjoy it while you can!

jimh
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jimh

GH a joke? How? Its the only soap getting the most tv coverage, the ratings are up, and is the most talked about! OLTL sounds great but we wont know til we see it or if itll get good ratings! Maybe itll be the joke? I want both GH and OLTL to be success stories…in spite of abc we should continue to support the genre not knock it down by hoping one gets cancelled! If i dont like OLTL and stop watching it im still going to wish it gets enough viewers to keep it successful for years to come.… Read more »

Kelly
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Kelly

Right this is the final cut for One Life For Sorry Excuse For A Soap
And guess what If PP successes ABC will pocket money from it.
So watch OLTL 2.0 ABC still wins.

GH will continue to air online and on screen!!!

Enjoy you Porno Park

Ann
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Ann

Glad I’m not watching this Riff Raff on OLTL, since I am not watching OLTL.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I don’t really care about either of them…

Laura
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Laura

That’s not James Franco o.0
James Franco is a professional working with GH talented actors
And unless Rift Raft is a psychotic serial killer that brutally raped a woman during her honeymoon
I don’t see the similarities James Franco is talent
General Hospital is Gold
One Life To Cheep Imitation Of A Soap

Back off James Franco he is for General Hospital

BTripp
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BTripp

You are all missing the point with this. It’s not about GH at all. They never mentioned Franco from GH. They are talking just about the actor. He was recently in a movie called Spring Breakers and his character looked like this tragic RIFF RaFF person.

Jackie
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Jackie

This is stupid…
I have no idea who that is
First some Jersey Shore Whore now some tatted wanna be Slim Shady lol at least
Doctor Dre and Slim Shady have Talent lol
And I rather sit through 50hours of Mob wives then sit through 2 sec of JWow and her Wattermellon Titties

jimh
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jimh

I guess its ok to call him Jamie Franco…not violating any name copywrite laws…lol

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‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’ Chapter Two Trailer Unveiled

On Tuesday, Peacock has released the first look trailer for the highly-anticipated, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem Chapter Two streaming series that will drop on July 11th.

In the upcoming five episode event through July 15th, look for the returns of fan favorites: Kristian Alfonso (Hope), Peter Reckell (Bo), Eileen Davidson (Kristen), Christopher Sean (Paul) plus Steve Burton making a DAYS return in his first-ever soap role as Harris Michaels.

In story, an action-packed tale that spans the entire globe, from Monte Carlo to Hong Kong, beloved characters from Days of our Lives once again go “Beyond Salem!” as they trade the comforts of home for an adventure of a lifetime! Supercouple Steve and Kayla make a surprise visit to their children in Seattle, while private eye John Black travels to San Francisco to see his son, Paul. Meanwhile, new parents Ben and Ciara drop anchor in Montreal – where they are greeted by a much-missed Hope! Over the course of five thrilling episodes, heartwarming family reunions take a dangerous turn as a mysterious adversary wreaks havoc on their lives.

The next chapter of Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem is story full of larger-than-life romance, jaw-dropping twists, and high-stakes drama – and it all connects back to a plot that long-time fans of Days of our Lives will surely remember.

The cast also includes: Deidre Hall as Dr. Marlena EvansDrake Hogestyn as John Black, Stephen Nichols as Steve “Patch” Johnson, Mary Beth Evans as Kayla Brady Johnson, Lucas Adams as Tripp Johnson, Camila Banus as Gabi Hernandez, Victoria Konefal as Ciara Brady,Robert Scott Wilson as Ben Weston, Loretta Devine as Angela, Vince Van Patten as Phil Hellworth, Tanner Stine as Joey Johnson, Abigail Klein as Stephanie Johnson, Colton Little as Andrew Donovan, Victoria Grace as Wendy Shin, and Remington Hoffman as Li Shin.

Watch the trailer below, then let us know if you are exciting to see the upcoming streaming series via the comment section.

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OLTL Favorite Susan Batten to Guest-Star on General Hospital

A very familiar face to the town of Llanview and the beloved One Life to Live, will be appearing on your screens this week on General Hospital.

Susan Batten (Ex-Luna Moody, OLTL) will make a few guest appearances in scenes with Sasha played by Sofia Mattsson.

According to the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstand now, Batten will play the role of home shopping-star Flora Gardens!

Batten former boss, Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) called Susan and said about the role: , “Okay, there’s this character named Flora Gardens.”  To which Susan responded, “Does she have teeth?”   After the two shared a laugh, Susan said “yes’ to the role.

OLTL fans will remember Luna’s torrid relationship with Max Holden (James DePaiva).

The actress/writer/producer reported that she was a ‘still very nervous’ acting on soap again (she last appeared on One Life in 2012), but said once she got into the rhythm of the shooting and delivering the lines it was all good.

So, looking forward to seeing Susan on GH? Comment below. But first, take a moment to stroll down memory lane in this clip from OLTL, when Max proposes to Luna.

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49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Winners Circle (Photos)

Friday night at the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, the night’s big winners in daytime drama, talk shows and more, shared their first moments of their victories in the press room where they were greeted by the paparazzi, journalists and electronic media outlets from around the country.

Getting their first snaps with Emmy gold were General Hospital winners: Frank Valentini (Drama Series), Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Younger Performer), Jeff Kober (Supporting Actor), Kelly Thiebaud (Supporting Actress) along with Allison Reames Smith and Phideaux Xavier (Directing Drama Series).

Days of our Lives was represented with a win for Ron Carlivati and his writing team, while The Bold and the Beautiful long-running cast member, John McCook finally received the Lead Actor top prize, while The Young and the Restless’ Mishael Morgan made Daytime Emmy-history taking home the gold in the Lead Actress category.  Talk show host, Tamron Hall celebrated her win as well.

Take a look at some of those moments in our ‘Winners Circle’ Photo gallery below.

Now, let us know, which of these winners were you most happy to see receive a gold statuette? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Photos: JPI

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