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Jessica Collins Set to Star In Dolly Parton Netflix Anthology Series, ‘Heartstrings’

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Looks like soap fans will get to see Jessica Collins (Ex-Avery, Y&R, and Ex-Dinah, Loving) in the upcoming, snd highly-anticipated Netflix anthology based on the songs of Dolly Parton.

Collins will be featured along with Oscar winner, and former All My Children star, Melissa Leo (Ex-Linda Warner) to have major roles in the upcoming series called Heartstrings.  In addition, look for Collins and Leo to be joined by Ray McKinnons, Camryn Manheim,Timothy Busfield, and Patricia Wettig in the top-notch cast.

The series, which will feature new and classic music from Dolly Parton, takes its inspiration from the stories behind the music legend’s catalogue of songs. Heartstrings will start airing later this year.

According to Deadline: Each episode will begin with an introduction by Parton talking/singing to the camera (as herself) about the meaning behind each song. Parton will also star/guest star in some stories. Each episode is a stand-alone story and will have a different cast.

Collins to her Instagram when the casting news was finally revealed stating: “FINALLY I can share this with all of you! Beyond grateful and so PROUD of this project. Thank you beautiful Dolly and my whole Heartstrings Family. I’ve been floating ever since you welcomed me into your kind and talented world.”

What do you think about Jessica landing in the exciting Dolly Parton anthology series? Let us know via the comment section below.

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Was hoping her like Austin would come back to y n r since they were josh creations back in his last run. Summers become such a bitch he would ve brought some grounding for her. Jessica is such a strong actress and Genoa city could use a true heroine right now. I liked her and Nick and the nick character could also use some straigthening out. Fingers crossed Josh can grab her part time?! Her deperature was great acting but i heard she left on bad terms because of the alleged rape story with Joe that they rewrote las min.… Read more »

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GOOD for HER – just FUN NEWS .

I was not that heavily vested in her character… from the time she started baking cupcakes to falling in LOVE w/Dillon. oh well… show over. she was so good @the start with her legalese . talk about cupcaking sweet syrupy RUN OVER.

so kudos to you Jessica… long live and persevere

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Cameron Mathison Joins General Hospital

Big casting news! Daytime favorite, Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery, All My Children) is heading to General Hospital.  

Mathison, who will finish up his run as co-host of Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family when its final season ends in August, will be joining the ABC soap opera.

No word yet on what role Cameron will play and when he will debut.  Deadline broke the news of the newest GH cast member,

Throughout his acting career, Mathison has earned two Daytime Emmy Supporting Actor nominations in 2002 and 2004 for his work on AMC.

In a statement on joining the legacy series, Cameron said, “I am absolutely thrilled to be part of the General Hospital family!  Incredibly grateful to (Executive Producer) Frank Valentini and the writers at GH for including me in such an iconic show.  I feel like a kid at Christmas, as I’ll also be continuing making Hallmark movies and be part of that family as well.  So so excited… thank you!”

So excited that Cameron is coming to Port Charles? What role will he or should he play? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Daytime Emmys Land Two-Year Deal At CBS; NATAS Reveals This Year’s Broadcast Set For June 25th

Some great news for daytime fans!  Following a deal announced today between National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and CBS, the network now has a two-year deal to broadcast the Daytime Emmy Awards.

CBS will present this year’s 48th Annual Daytime Emm Awards, on Friday, June 25 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network and it will stream live and on demand on Paramount+.   This will mark the 15th time CBS has broadcast the Daytime Emmy Awards, more than any other network. CBS also aired last year’s Daytime Emmys amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

In addition, this is the first time since 2008 that one network will broadcast both the Daytime and Primetime Emmy awards in the same year. CBS last hosted both specials in 2005.

 

The Daytime Emmy Awards have recognized outstanding achievement in daytime television programming since 1974.  The awards are presented to programs broadcast between 2:00 AM and 6:00PM, as well as all forms of children’s television programming and certain categories of streaming and syndicated content.

NATAS also revealed today that this year’s Daytime Emmys are the most competitive ever, with more than 3,100 submissions featuring content that originally premiered in calendar-year 2020, judged by a pool of peer professionals from across the television industry.

The 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be produced by NATAS and Associated Television International (ATI), which produced Daytime Emmy Award ceremonies on The CW in 2009 and on CBS in 2010, 2011 and 2020. Adam Sharp and Steve Ulrich are executive producers from NATAS, while David McKenzie is executive producer and director from ATI.

So excited about the Daytime Emmys will return to network TV for two more years guaranteed, and that we have a date for this year’s presentation this summer? Comment below.

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REPORT: Dan Feuerriegel is DAYS New EJ DiMera

Could Days of our Lives finally found their new EJ? Rumors have been circulating on the internet for weeks that the character of EJ DiMera may finally have a new face and a new actor portraying and heading back to Salem, especially since Sami (Alison Sweeney) is back on the canvas.

The role was previously played by longtime fan favorite James Scott, who had made it very clear he would never return to Days of our Lives.

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Now according to Daytime Confidential and their report from setside sources, the new EJ will actually be played by former Spartacus actor Dan Feuerriegel.

The Australian-born actor has been seen in Starz’ Spartacus franchise in the role of Agron.

According to the report, look for the new EJ to make his debut sometime this summer.

DAYS fans know that in story, EJ was brought back form the dead, from the serum from Dr. Rolf, but then was injured in an explosion and had reunited with Sami and had been recovery in Europe.

So, if this reports turns out to be true, what do you think of the new EJ? Comment below.

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