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John Wesley Shipp Cast In Mystery Role in CW's Upcoming Pilot Version Of THE FLASH!

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Now here’s a great twist on a twist! John Wesley Shipp, beloved to daytime soap fans for his roles on Guiding Light, As the World Turns and One Life to Live has been cast in the upcoming version of the CW’s television pilot remake of The Flash!  The thing of it is …  Shipp played ‘The Flash’ in the early 90’s version of the CBS series whose alter ego is Barry Allen.  So just who is he going to play this time?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Shipp will guest star in the pilot playing a mysterious character.  Details for his character are being kept close to the vest. If the proposed Arrow spinoff receives a series order, his role would expand to recurring status.”

Actor Grant Gustin plays the title role in the CW pilot version of the super-hero drama where he is a Central City assistant police forensic investigator who visits Starling City to look into a series of unexplained robberies that may have a connection to a tragedy in his past. Through a freak accident, he is given the power of super speed that transforms him into the fastest man alive.

So, who do you think Shipp will play in the pilot?   Let us know your thoughts!

 

 

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I have no idea but I was a big fan of his on Guiding Light and he was great on As the World turns, .so I will watch. I always liked the actor.

Love JWS! Looking forward to this show. I’ll be watching.

John Wesley Shipp is just plain HOT. And he is a fine actor, too. Always glad to read he is involved in a new and exciting project.

Omg is he…the guy that beat up woman on Loving?? Carter jones????? Maybe also on All my children? If so he can play on hell of a baddie!

I had no interest in it in 1990 when I was a teen and certainly have no interest in it now.

Surprised he hasn’t been asked to join the cast of “General Hospital” since there are so few characters in Port Charles.

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He is the reason I started watching As The World Turns and watched until the day if went of the air. I still miss it. Douglas Marland created an interesting character and it was incredible television. My guess is he will be the father of the Flash or a new character…Flash Dancer. Kinda like Flash Gordon but with leggings.

The storyline Marland wrote for him on ATWT–the Douglas Cummings mystery and murder storyline–would probably get my vote as the single best-written mystery storyline the soaps ever did. Not surprisingly, it came right at the end of the period when the writers drove the genre; the incessant meddling by executives started with the 1987 (or maybe it was 1988) writers strike, and after that I’m sure it became much more difficult to craft mystery storylines that didn’t have gigantic plotholes in them (or any kind of coherent storyline, for that matter).

It helped immensely that the actors were fabulous: Shipp, Julianne Moore, Kathryn Hays, Guilia Pagano, Don Hastings, Steven Weber–just stellar, all of them.

LOVED him in “The Flash” in the 90s. Will definitely be watching the new series if it gets picked up…

He will always be Kelly (GL) to me, but I loved him in Dawson’s Creek, too. The Douglas Cummings SL was superb. on ATWT. Congrats to JWS!

The original Flash was Jay Garrick… perhaps they’ll have him play that role & be Barry Allen’s mentor. That would be a nice twist. BTW, I’m a soap fan & a comic geek in case you hadn’t figured that out, LOL.

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Jon Lindstrom and Cady McClain Announce They Have Ended Their Marriage

After much speculation, General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin) and Cady McClain (ex-Jennifer, DAYS, ex-Rosanna, ATWT, ex-Dixie, AMC et al) have officially confirmed and announced they have gone their separate ways and have ended their marriage.

For months on social media, it was clear that the two were seemingly apart, not appearing pictured in any of each others posts.

Now, on a mutually shared Instagram post, Jon and Cady made an official statement on the status of their relationship, beginning with “Cady and Jon here. We are taking this opportunity to make a short statement about our relationship status. It may be obvious to some based on our posts that we’ve taken some time apart. After serious consideration we have decided that our goals have been taking us in different directions and to end our marriage.”

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As to the future, Jon and Cady explained, “We remain friends and wish each other every happiness. As people who work in the public eye, it can be difficult to have a private life. Regardless, we ask for your kind consideration in this matter.”

Jon and Cady met when they both appeared on As the World Turns, he as Craig Montgomery, and she as Rosanna Cabot. After four years together, the couple decided to get married in 2014.

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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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