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Jamie Dornan Lands Role Of Christian Grey in 50 Shades of Grey!

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So, Billy Magnussen nor James Scott (who soap fans hoped would get a chance to audition), or Matt Bomer, nor Ian Somerhalder, will play the role of S&M billionaire Christian Grey in the upcoming production of the film adaption of the hit novel 50 Shades of Grey!

According to Variety today the role has gone to Jamie Dornan who appears on ABC’s Once Upon a Time as the character of The Huntsman/Sheriff Graham!  As previously reported, Dornan is now the second actor to get cast in the role of Christian Grey after Sons of Anarchy star, Charlie Hunnam dropped out!

Now as far as the nudity in the film, Dornan seems on paper might comfortable in front of the cameras without much clothes on having modeled for Calvin Klein, Christian Dior and Armani.  Dornan has also taken some turns to the dark side previously playing a serial killer in BBC Two crime drama The Fall, He has also appeared in Sofia Coppola’s  film Marie Antoinette!   Dornan is  31 years old.

According to the item in Variety today,  “Execs decided to go for more of a discovery and brought in Dornan and Billy Magnussen to test with Dakota Johnson last Friday who is playing Anastasia Steele.  Though the studio considered bringing in more actors to test, as of Wednesday morning sources said no one else had been brought in.  Universal will now work quickly to land thesps for the remaining supporting roles that include Steele’s roommate Kate, a role for which Universal had already been testing actresses prior to Hunnam’s exit.”

So what do you think of the choice of Jamie Dornan for the role of Christian Grey?  OK with it on paper? Disappointed already? Willing to give the guy a shot?  Comment below!

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He is a cutie pie, I could watch him…

Jamie Dornan looks good to me ….right age and all….I’m wiling to give him a chance. He and Dakota will make a nice looking couple!!!!! So good luck, Dakota and Jamie, and may the movie “50 Shades of Grey” be a BIG SUCCESS!!!!!!

I thought this was a soap opera website. Nobody with taste cares about 50 Shades of Shit.

Agreed, Beacon

This web site is becoming like Soap Opera Weekly in it’s last three or four years: giving fashion advice and previewing reality TV shows. Is that where this once fine site is headed?!?

I never read the novels but the way people are talking it seems there will be a lot of nudity, including full frontal. I find it hard to believe about the rumored frontal nudity because no way the movie can get a R rating.

And this pertains to us daytime soap opera fans because …… ?????

Didn’t you read the first line– a soap opera star didn’t get the role– granted it is a flimsy connection, but technically that is the reason Michael is reporting it here, because some soap fans were hoping certain soap actors would be in the running— I wasn’t one of them because I never read the book, nor plan to see the movie. If I want to watch racy scenes with my favorite soap star– I will do it the old fashioned way– with my imagination. LOL.

was hoping for Bryan Craig thought he would have been perfect he plays dark and brooding well

Look forward to seeing his “uncomfortable” scenes. 😉

Gorgeous…loved him in Once Upon A Time…

all I can say: right now; welcome to the fold…. “Dakota Johnson”

Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson’ sired siren. I hope her debut to Hollywood enriches

people: my favorite movie w/ her parents…. “Paradise” 1991

excellent… acting… despite the returns, reviews, and profit/loss margin

romantic, loving, tragic, enriching, blossoming, endearing…

netflix it….

you’ll not be dissapointed….

especially in the dynamics between Melanie and Don – I love Melanie Griffith… what can I say… and Don was sexy, charismatic… tough, tender, I wanted him… aloof, giving…

who really stole the show… as it were… was Elijah Wood and his co-star – who made it hers… Thora Birch… you have to recognize these two child stars who currently real/reel to acclaim their own

so well done – love this cast

long story short…. elijah wood character goes to stay with Melanie and Don for a summer… tragic circumstances befit…. and he pulls their story … and beautifully portrays with Thora Birch… childhood fantasy and blossoming friendship…

Maybe not much soap news happening that day

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2024 Golden Globes: Justin Hartley and Amanda Seyfried Among First Round of Presenters

The 2024 awards season truly gets underway this Sunday night ,January 7th on CBS with the presentation of the 81st annual Golden Globe Awards honoring the best in motion picture and television as deemed by the voters of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).

The ceremony will be broadcast live and will air beginning at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST, from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The ceremony will also be available on the CBS app and will stream on Paramount+. (Note, however, only Paramount+ subscribers who have Showtime can stream the event live; others can watch the show the next day.)

The first round of presenters was revealed on Wednesday and two soap opera alums are on the list including Justin Hartley (ex-This Is Us, The Young and the Restless, Revenge, Passions) and Amanda Seyfried (ex-Lucy, As the World Turns and ex-Joni Stafford, All My Children).

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Joining Justin and Amanda as presenters are: Angela Bassett, Will Ferrell, Michelle Yeoh,George Lopez, Julia Garner, Justin Hartley, Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams.  Previously, Jo Koy was named host for the telecast.

The Golden Globes are back on CBS for the first time since 1982. In addition, Dick Clark Productions is back after years away as the longtime Globes producers.

To review the nominees click here.

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Richard Roundtree, ‘Generations’, ‘ATWT” and ‘Shaft’ Star, Dead at 81

Motion picture and television leading man, Richard Roundtree, has passed away at the age of 81. The actor, best known for his role in the iconic film Shaft, and its sequels, died from complications from pancreatic cancer on October 24th in his home in Los Angeles.

In a statement, Roundtree’s manager, Patrick McMinn shared, “Richard’s work and career served as a turning point for African American leading men in film. The impact he had on the industry cannot be overstated.”

During his extensive credits and career, Roundtree made two stops to two daytime soap operas. In 1990 till 1991, Roundtree played Dr. Daniel Ruebens on the defunct NBC soap opera Generations. He later appeared on As the World Turns from 2002-2003, taking on the role of Oliver Travers, the father to T. Marshall Travers played by Lamman Rucker.

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Roundtree’s leading lady on Generations, Jonelle Allen took to her Facebook upon learning the news of the death of her former castmate and friend, expressing: “My Leading Man on Generations. I Am Very Sad. My Condolences To Your Family. Dearest Richard Roundtree.”

In a subsequent post, Allen shared a photo of their Generations’ characters, Daniel and Doreen about to lip-lock. Jonelle stated, “In the scene with him I kept thinking: ‘Shaft is about to kiss ME!!!’ Thank You.”

On Generations, Roundtree’s character of Daniel Reubens was a brilliant doctor, who was accused of killing someone by causing an explosion at a lab in 1974. He and his daughter, Maya, then went “underground” for the next 15 years. Maya was played by Viveca A. Fox.

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Fox, honored her former on-screen soap father with an Instagram post upon learning of his death. Vivica wrote: “GM Dawlings! My heart is sad this morning as late last night I learned that LEGEND Actor @officialrichardroundtree had passed. I had the blessing of working with Richard on alot of 1st in my acting career! He played my Dad on the soap opera #Generation‘s TV show #90210BeverlyHills Mr Roundtree thank u for your AMAZING GIFTS! U will truly be missed as u were the 1st African American Action Star #SHAFT I’ll never forget the time u stood for ME when a director was being a jerk to me! I’ll miss your smile, jokes, laughs & hugs! REST EASY KING! U DID WELL. #Classic #LEGEND #LeadingMan #Actor #SuperStar #Respect #RestInPeace”

Richard was also known for his roles in Roots and the Brad Pitt thriller Se7en. On television, Roundtree appeared on: Murder, She Wrote, A Different World, Beauty and the Beast, 21 Jump Street, MacGyver, Beverly Hill 90210, L.A. Law, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Alias, Desperate Housewives, Heroes, Grey’s Anatomy, Chicago Fire, and Private Practice and many more.

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Soap Alum John Wesley Shipp Shares Health Update

John Wesley Shipp, best known to daytime fans for his roles on As the World Turns, Guiding Light, One Life to Live et al, and primetime fans for his role in The Flash, shared a heartfelt health update via his Instagram.

While Shipp did not go into specifics, he did say he underwent surgery earlier in September for an urgent medical issue.

In his post, accompanying by his photo, John expressed: “Hello out there! Friends and contacts have written recently, like, “where are you? are you ok?” Well, here’s the deal: I had surgery early this month for a health issue that had to be dealt with immediately. All went well, but I’ve had to postpone a theatre production and personal appearances as the recoup will take some weeks. I do read and appreciate what you share with me, that you entrust me with your thoughts and feelings. You are ever on my mind and in my heart, and I look forward to getting active and out there again as soon as possible. Until then, remember to play nice, be kind, and stay engaged! Our futures depend on it.”

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John’s soap resume is quite impressive having portrayed: Dr. Kelly Nelson/Victor Laszlo on Guiding Light, Doug Cummings on As the World Turns, Martin Ellis on Santa Barbara, Carter Jones on All My Children and Eddie Ford on One Life to Live. Shipp won two Daytime Emmys along the way.

More recently, John has appeared in primetime’s, Arrow, The Flash, Stargirl and countless other TV appearances.

Share your well-wishes for a speedy recovering to John via the comment section below.

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