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John-Paul Lavoisier Joins The Cast Of Crystal Chappell's Beacon Hill!

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So many of us have missed John-Paul Lavoisier, who was extremely popular in the role of Rex Balsom on One Life to Live!  Now comes word that Lavoisier is the next soap all-star to garner a role in Crystal Chappell’s upcoming new web series, Beacon Hill!

John-Paul will play Eric Preston who is Claire’s son (Crystal Chappell) and Sara’s brother.  Eric’s easy smile hides a steely resolve and sharp ambition. His grandfather’s stroke may be just the excuse he’s been waiting for to make his move.

According to the series website, the premise of the story is: “When Senior Massachusetts Senator William Preston suffers a stroke, his rebellious granddaughter Sara is called home to Boston. Once there, Sara finds that her ailing grandfather has a new wife barely older than herself, that her mother Claire is still hiding in her room with her favorite bottle, and that her brother Eric is playing nursemaid in between board meetings.  Sara also discovers that her ex, State Representative Katherine Wesley, is being mentioned as a possible Senatorial candidate in a cat-and-mouse game controlled by Sara’s grandfather.  When former lovers Sara Preston and Katherine Wesley reconnect after six years apart, it seems unlikely that they’ll ever be able to put their past behind them. And with the political turmoil, family intrusions and the press interfering, it may be downright impossible.”

John-Paul joins the likes of already announced stars: Ricky Paull Goldin, Louise Sorel, Sarah Brown, and Melissa Archer!  Yes, Lavoisier will appear on the series with his One Life to Live on-screen sister!

So what do you think about the casting of John-Paul as Crystal’s son in the series? Excited to see him on screen again after missing him on One Life? Weigh-in!

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Ed
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Ed

Love it. Looking forward to this. Very intrigued by the super talent assembled. Can’t wait to find out who Sara is gonna be portrayed by……

KatieK
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KatieK

Louise Sorel & JPL!, sounds good to me. Cant wait.

lanell
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lanell

WISH JPL WOULD COME ON OLTL —EVEN AS A GUEST FROM TIME TO TIME! BUT, AM HAPPY HE HAS THIS NEW SOAP!

robin fletcher
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robin fletcher

I hope it is half as good as as the new ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

des10261991
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des10261991

When did this series start? I love Sarah Brown… Is it on Hulu?

SZima
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SZima

“Beacon Hill” will stream on its own website, beaconhill
theseries.com
I don’t believe it has started yet.

SZima
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SZima

Looks like it starts early in 2014

Philip Chase
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Philip Chase

With this cast and proposed story relationships, sounds like “Beacon Hill” will be successful and a hoot to follow! When will it begin to air?

su0000
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su0000

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Beacon Hill was considered to be an Americanized version of the British TV series, Upstairs Downstairs.
In 1975 it was a short lived soap on CBS ..
Beacon Hill debuted to monster ratings, the show dwindled and was cancelled after only 6 episodes, making it one of the most monumental flops in TV drama.
But most of the actors went on to bigger things anyway..

It sounds like a really good soap..
Being it will be on the internet I’m sure this time around I’m going to be fan !!!!

heidi
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heidi

Great cast!!! Glad to see JPL in something!

brian
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brian

Why not do OLTL if doing an online soap ?

susan M.
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susan M.

Agree!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Farrah Fath confirmed neither she nor John-Paul were asked back to the series.

Kiki
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Kiki

Not true. Heard they wanted JP – but he said no.

Bryon B
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Bryon B

Very good question. I’m also interested in the Tainted Dreams online soap as well, that has an interesting cast, with several former OLTL actors. Hope to see more of them return to the online version on Hulu.

C
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C

I hope he and (Farah Fath) stay away from OLTL. Rex and Gigi practically ate the show the last few years and I for one don’t miss their epic, death-defying, time traveling tru wuv forever.

susan M.
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susan M.

Melissa Archer is doing both on-line shows now. OLTL & Beacon Hill!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I think it’s awesome, especially since it’s being filmed somewhere that is so close to my heart.

louisa
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louisa

I want to see him on One Life to Live!

Tali
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Tali

Agree with Louisa! Excited to see him on the screen with Melissa Archer tho’. Loved them as brother & sister on OLTL.

Diane Dunn
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Diane Dunn

just loving all the new options for entertainment! will watch this one for sure!

su0000
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su0000

Internet programming is becoming very popular..
I watch a few internet series; House of Cards is my fav ..(and my 2 soaps.. lol

Sheryl Postin
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Sheryl Postin

Looking forward to seeing John Paul again. the shows sounds like it will be good and I can’t wait to see it.Any sow that Melissa and john paul are in should be great.

bc
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bc

he and fary were hilarious and the only likeable people on dirty soap.

boes
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boes

Good for him! They’re getting together quite a good cast and the storyline sounds intriguing.

I don’t know – or really care – what sort of “range” JPL has an actor. What he definitely DOES have is a charm and likability that make watching him a treat.

And now that he’s not harnessed to that horrid Farah Fath, things can only be looking up for him.

Cindy
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Cindy

was interested in watching this show, but now that I know Minshew is playing a gay character, not so much. Guess I won’t be watching. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have a problem with gays, I have relatives that are gay, but I just don’t see Minshew playing that type of role. Would rather see her back on AMC with Thorsten Kaye and playing Kendall.

kitty
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kitty

You don’t see Alicia Minshew playing “a reporter in New York [who] reluctantly returns home”? You don’t think she has that kind of range? She was one of my faves on AMC and I can definitely see her playing a reporter. But that’s just me. Do you hate reporters?

Bambi Seponski
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Bambi Seponski

It’s a pleasure to see my son, John-Paul, even if only on an online show.

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Former ‘Bachelor’ Star Colton Underwood Shares More Details on His Decision to Come Out Including Being Blackmailed

Last month, Colton Underwood came out publicly in a sit-down interview with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America.

The former lead of ‘The Bachelor’, Underwood’s announcement was met with some harsh criticism since he was already prepping a reality show about it for Netflix.

However, in a new feature with Variety, Colton shares what finally led him to reveal his truth: “I, at one point, during my rock bottom and spiral, was getting blackmailed. Nobody knows I was blackmailed.”

In his conversation, Underwood shared that while in LA he visited a spa known for a gay clientele.  Shortly thereafter, he received an anonymous email from someone claiming to have taken nude photos of him at the venue. Underwood never saw the alleged photos and explains he was at the spa “just to look,” saying he “should have never been there.”

The unidentified blackmailer threatened to “out” him in the press, and in a panic, Underwood forwarded the email to his publicist, which forced him to finally have an honest conversation about his sexual orientation, and a reckoning, of sorts.

Adding to all of this, Underwood’s relationship with his ex Cassie Randolph has also been under fire, where in court documents she filed a restraining order, alleging that he stalked her and placed a tracking device on her car.

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Due to a joint agreement with Randolph, Underwood is limited in what he can say to the press. But in the interview with Variety, he shared he wants to clear the air, because he’s seen the word “abuse” attached to previous reports on their relationship situation.  Colton expressed, “I did not physically touch or physically abuse Cassie in any way, shape or form.”

Randolph broke up with Underwood he shares, and that he was in “such a dark place” because he knew that this would be his last straight relationship and the reality hit him hard.  Underwood clarified: “If there was anything I could do to take more ownership, I would. But also, out of respect to her, I don’t want to get into the details. I want this interview to be the last time I address her, because it’s not fair for her to have her name in articles every time I talk. I’m sorry, and I want her to know that I hope she has the best, most beautiful life.”

As far as if Colton feels ABC should discuss having a gay season of The Bachelor, or if he would come back to appear as its lead, he would only say: “I think they should discuss it.  It should be a conversation. I don’t like speaking in definitives, but I’m not in a position to be in a show like that. I’m at a crossroads in my life right now.”

Watch a portion of the interview below with Colton and Variety below.  Then share your thoughts on how Underwood decided to come out via the comment section and his plans for the near-future.

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Ellen DeGeneres to End Her Talk Show After Its 19 Season

Ellen DeGeneres informed her staff yesterday that she has made the decision to end her talk show after its upcoming 19th season.  She will sit down with Oprah Winfrey on the May 13th episode of the The Ellen DeGeneres Show to discuss her decision to step away.

In an exclusive interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Ellen shared: “When you’re a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged – and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore.”

The show’s end comes on the heels of all of the turmoil last summer when several former and current employees accused Ellen of fostering a toxic work environment.  As well, several key producers were let-go as a result.

 

When speaking with THR, DeGeneres said of last summer’s revelations and accusations against her: “It was four solid months. And you have to understand, in that time, someone got into our house and robbed us and I lost four animals — three cats and a dog died. It was a tsunami. When it started, with that stupid ‘someone couldn’t look me in the eye’ or whatever the first thing was, it’s like a crest of a wave. Like, ‘This isn’t going to be that big of a wave.’ And then it just keeps getting bigger and bigger until it was out of control. And I really, honestly, felt like, ‘I don’t deserve this. I don’t need this. I know who I am. I’m a good person.’  And I was sitting back going, ‘If I was someone watching this, I would think, ‘Well, there must be some truth to it because it’s not stopping.’ Of course they’re going to believe this because I’m not addressing it because I was told not to and you can imagine what that felt like. And it’s a lot to live up to. I started saying “be kind to one another” because I really believe people should be kind to one another and so it was easy clickbait to say, ‘Oh, the be kind lady isn’t so kind.’ … I am kind, I’m also a woman and I’m a boss.”

Earlier this morning, The Daily Mall UK reported that Ellen DeGeneres and Warner Brothers, were expected to make an announcement that she will end her talk show after the 2021-2022 season.  According to their sources, DeGeneres told her team she “has had enough and told her team that she’s done.”

It should be noted that the The Ellen DeGeneres Show has seen a steady decline in the ratings as well.  The ratings for total households from February 2020 to February 2021 were down 40% in New York City and Chicago; and in Los Angeles it lost 59%.

Ellen’s talk show has produced over 3,000 episodes.

So, what do you think of Ellen deciding to conclude her talk show? Comment below.

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WEDNESDAY: Y&R’s Cait Fairbanks Guest Stars on ‘The Goldbergs’

On tomorrow night’s May 12th episode of the hit ABC comedy series, The Goldbergs, be on the lookout for a very familiar face from Genoa City.

That’s because The Young and the Restless Cait Fairbanks (Tessa) will guest start on the episode entitled “Alligator Schwartz” playing the role of Paula Hogan.

The episode airs at 8 p.m. ET/PT and 7 p.m. CT.

 

In story: Erica fears that Geoff has moved on from their breakup and started dating someone else. Meanwhile, Adam decides to find Dave Kim a date to prom, once he remembers his pact with Dave that they won’t go to prom if they both don’t have dates.

So will you be watching for Cait on The Goldbergs? Comment below.

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