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Judith Light to Join OLTL Cast on "The View Salutes One Life to Live"!

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Big news today out of Soap Opera Digest The one and only, two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Judith Light (Ex-Karen Wolek) will be joining her former castmates, Erika Slezak, Robin Strasser, Hillary B. Smith, Robert S. Woods, as well as Kassie DePaiva and the series creator, Agnes Nixon, for The View Salutes One Life to Live special episode next Friday, January 13th, on the ABC Daytime talk show, The View, which airs just a few hours before the final episode of One Life on ABC!

Light, who was asked to return to One Life as Karen for the end of the shows run but declined, has happily agreed to be part of this landmark tribute show,  pay homage to her beginnings on daytime, her former castmates, and her unforgettable performances as Karen.  This should be one helluva farewell, so grab your hankies!

Are you excited to see Judith revisit her time with One Life to Live? Let us know!

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Torrey
Torrey

Hmmm, she declines to return but wants to be a part of the tribute? I don’t know how I feel about that….not that anyone cares how I feel about it. LOL Think she’s a phenomenal actress, but I would prefer to focus on the current cast. Want to make sure that they get featured the way they deserve…rather than focusing too much energy on someone from 35 years ago who didn’t even want to return to reprise her role, but wants to bask in the tribute….Just my opinion… I’m sure I’ll get hell for this, but I don’t care…LMAO

barbara t
barbara t

I hate to admit it ,but when I heard she was going to be on the view (I am only watching because of one life to live) I said the same thing ,I want to spent the hour with the cast thats on now,Judith light Is a good actress but she has been gone for a very long time I care about vicki clint bo nora blair todd john, I dont even like the idea of having to watch the view and say goodbye to soap that should have never been canceled.

Torrey
Torrey

Glad to see I’m not the only one that feels this way. I mean, I get it, her performance during the courtroom scenes were amazing….and remain a part of Daytime History, but let’s not forget about Tea’s performance when she found Victor’s body…or Blair’s performance when trying to get through to Jack…or Trevor St. John’s performance during his executions scenes…or Jessica’s scenes when dealing with the truth of the DNA switch…or any scene dealing with Marty Saybrooke…Rex’s scenes when facing the death of Gigi….and sense I mentioned Gigi, let’s not forget her work or Shane’s on the school rooftop….These are the people that I’m invested in. Not someone who’s trying to swoop in and get praise for work she did over 30 years ago. Hell, I wouldn’t be mad, if Lindsey, Troy, Mitch or (Erin Torpey aka first Jessica) showed up…because these actors thought enough of OLTL to come back and honor the show by being a part of the final episodes. Now, I realize that Ms. Light’s schedule may not have permitted her to appear in the final episodes…but I think it’s in poor taste to show up for the tribute on The View….but turn down the chance to appear on OLTL. If you can’t do one, then don’t do either.

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Jules
Jules

I care! I agree wholeheartedly and were my sentiments exactly when I read this. She declined going onto the show that marked the beginning of her career, but agreed to go on a talk show? Something’s fishy in the state of Denmark. I don’t know what her schedule was like at the time so there’s always a chance for conflict, but Sarah Michelle Gellar took time away from her show to pay tribute to AMC, as did Josh Duhamel when he reprised his role. I just don’t like this possible idea that JL thought it “enough” to pay tribute to OLTL by going on The View and say she did her due diligence to the show that gave her her start and her two Emmys.

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Gloria
Gloria

Agree with both of your posts. When I first read the article I thought “huh?” She’ll just take attention away from the people who really deserve to be there. I loved her too but . . . . The current cast has been outstanding these past few years & deserve all the attention. I just wish the tribute was not on the View. I hate that show. They are snobs & do not really care about soaps. I think it would have been great if Live with Kelly & whoever had done the tribute.

Gloria
Gloria

I meant agree with Torrey’s posts.

david
david

Torrey, I agree with both of your posts. Light hasn’t been on OLTL since 1983.

Torrey
Torrey

Yeah, someone tell me again, why Judith Light was featured on OLTL’s tribute? Did not like what she had to say, and she took away from the people that were currently on the show. Her segment could have been more time dedicated to Kassie De Paiva or Andrea Evans….or how about this, we could have heard from Ron Carlivati or Agnes Nixon more….. Judith Light just wanted some applause and attention….oh and to promote her play. Give me a break!

barbara t
barbara t

Im still scratching my head over that one to ,and I want to know how long the show was ,the commercials were so long.and I also would like to have heard more from agnes nixon and would loved to have heard from ron carlivati,Im getting myself prepared for the ending of one life to live .

Torrey
Torrey

Yeah, there were a ton of commercials….and most of them were ABC shoving that stupid Revolution down our throats. I’m so sick of that commercial…. Everyone out there, please make sure not to turn your TV to ABC on Monday….Don’t even tune in to check and see how bad it is! Just let the show tank. I know some might be curious, but just watch something else.

Columbus
Columbus

I’m thrilled. Judith is my all-time favorite soap actress and Karen Wolek was a phenomenal character.

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Terry
Terry

I am in soap opera Heaven! I will never forget Karen or that day when she testified on the stand and admitted she was a prostitute to save her friend Viki!

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rose
rose

I’m excited with her being on the view but the one thing that is making me unhappy is the view itself.I’m still waiting for a call for my tix how is it 2 times I get over looked.I was the first along with a few friends on the amc n oltl list.I called for 2 wks and the phone is busy that’s unexceptable who runs this event?something needs to be done I’m a. Fan for yrs froze sweat n spent thousands on events and I can’t even get the chance to be on the view.I think they pick none soap watchers.anyone agree hey view members n staff why is this.

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Jan
Jan

nine days and counting.wow

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Tom
Tom

I was one who didn’t want her to come back, mainly because I didn’t see the point. Only one cast member was still on the show that her character really had any interactions with. If there were more people still on the show who knew Karen Wolek I could see it. Cord and Tina were brought back and it fit in very well. She’s always been proud of her soap roots so I’ll give her an out for not wanting to come back..We don’t know why she said no. It could have been other commitments or that they just didn’t have a good story for her.

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Heather
Heather

She wouldn’t have fit well in OLTL nowadays because the Woleks have been out of the show for many years. But Light’s presence on The View is appropriate because we’re dealing with actors, not characters. I remember when The View saluted AMC on September 23rd 2011, they had invited an old AMC onscreen couple from the early 1980s.

Mitchell1660
Mitchell1660

I agree with Tom. I remember Judith Light’s performance on OLTL 30 some odd years ago and loved her as Karen Wolek, but she’s been gone so long and there’s no one on there (besides Vicki) that she worked with, so why bother? I don’t think Judith wanted to just come on and do some stunt casting. Where would she fit in? Having all the crazies break out of prison makes more sense. Seeing Judith Light on The View is more than enough.

Heather
Heather

Actually she also worked with Bob Woods (Bo). But I agree that it wouldn’t have been appropriate to bring back Karen Wolek at this point. But Judith Light (like any other OLTL actor) is definately welcome on The View’s tribute, IMO.

Brian
Brian

This is great but there are others missing that should be on the View as well. Andrea Evans, Trevor St John and Roger Howarth!

auotb
auotb

what about Michael Easton?

Brian
Brian

Yes Michael Easton should be there too. I just read that James Depaiva will be there now too.

Elhu
Elhu

I totally agree, I would love to see Michael Easton on The View’s tribute to OLTL as well. Possibly he can’t be there, because he is in California filming GH – wishful thinking, but maybe!!! I love those that will be on, and am looking so forward to it, but I too, do not see the need for Judith Light to be part of this show. I adore her, and think she is a wonderful actress, but like many of you have already stated, let’s stick to the characters that are still in the storyline, not gone for over 20 years. I don’t see any of the younger stars listed to appear, but maybe they will pop up, specifically Kristen Alderson (Star), since she has been on the show since she was a young girl. I STILL cannot believe our beloved show is about to come to come to an end, but I look forward to seeing how it plays out.

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1loveabcsoaps

OK Folks READ THIS: http://tvvomit.com/2011/06/28/judith-light-turns-down-offer-to-return-to-one-life-to-live-as-karen-wolek/

Anyway this was my view before I read the above link. Judith appearing on the show in it’s final days would of been a TRIBUTE to say the least. However, as someone wrote, ABOVE, “There is no one on the show that is LEFT other than Vicky.” Bo didn’t show up until some year’s later. My believe is, maybe Judith thought that since she has been OFF the show for 30 year’s, there would be no one to merge her character with other than Vickey. I’m objective until…..
Then……I went to Google to see has it been 30 year’s she has been off and ran across an article to the link I posted (above and below). Folks, Judith has DECLINED 2 offer’s to return to OLTL for its finale. She was extended the 1st invitation in June obviously, after the initial announcement. Before June, she DECLINED to return to the 40th anniversary, and now she has DECLINED the 2nd invitation to the finale obviously in the fall before taping raped. So that changes my view somewhat BC, now…….. we CANT blame it on her busy schedule, which I was more than willing to accept as such. The article states “Light apparently has declined ALL offers. She also reportedly turned down a chance to return for the show’s 40th anniversary a few years ago. In both cases, the return was apparently supposed to be just a SMALL CAMEO. ”
This changes how I feel about the situation somewhat. I can not be so objective now, with regards to her schedule. “We make time and do what is IMPT to us”. Furthermore, I dont see her on any roles in television and film or cable. She’s not that damn busy for a simple cameo. And now I understand why some of you feel the way you feel about her View appearance. We want to see Judith in character, NOT on the View singing the praises of the show, in which she will be getting some of that praise as well. In character on the show as Karen, it makes it about the show and OLTL and paying tribute to her roots, not about her!

http://tvvomit.com/2011/06/28/judith-light-turns-down-offer-to-return-to-one-life-to-live-as-karen-wolek/

barbara t
barbara t

I knew this ,and thats another reason I dont think she should be on the view with the real cast.I believe she should have gone to landview ,even for a split second to say goodbye to the soap opera that made her famous.I think she was on oltl for 6 years and there are people who have been on the show far longer ,that have been on till the end ,they should be on before her and there is no way they can squeeze one life to live in one hour ,to say goodbye ,have you ever watched that show?there all crazy ,everyone of them , I quickly change the channel ,To me this is an insult to one life to live ,oltl should not get canceled and a show like the view,chew and whatever else stays on.I will sent abc a bar of soap ,there going to need all the soap they can get to clean up there afternoon disaster of there lineup of shows ,crap.

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1loveabcsoaps

Wow Barbara, you are funny. : ) LMAS laughing my ass off, BC you are dead serious BUT it sounds like humor (kinda like myself when Im angry). People say Im funny, when m being DEAD serious.
Yeah, go to the dollar store where you can get 4or 5 bar’s for a dollar and sent more than 1 bar, that ‘s what I did. I sent 2 packages of soap, cost, $2 at the Dollar Store.
That way ABC will have ALL the Soap they NEED (as you said, LMAS) to clean up their mess. Wow, you said they are crazy on the View or is that the Chew you were speaking of?

barbara t
barbara t

both the chew and the view ,there all crazy and abc is insane to think the soap fans are going to tune into this garbage the revolution ,from what I have seen so far its another stupid show for stupid people who need other people to tell them how to live ,abc said the ratings are up for the chew and that frons guy said women are working so there not watching the soaps anymore,oh ,ok,are they now staying home to watch the chew ? I dont think so. I know Im not going to watch there crap shows they are trying to shove done my throat,Ill watch gh,thats it when they get rid of that soap abc will never be aloud to be turned on in my house ,ever,I dont care whats on.the disrespect abc has for there soap fans and cast and everyone whos involved in the two soaps they canceled is wrong ,and abc to me means greed the all mighty dollar ,Id rather watch class then the trash thats going to replace the soaps.

Mitchell1660
Mitchell1660

I really think Judith Light turned down OLTL for the same reason she left the show at the height of her popularity; she was done with the character and wanted to do other things. I thought it was great when Josh Duhamel and Sarah Michelle Gellar came on AMC, but there were people for them to interact with. Why would the actress who played “Donna Beck” come back? There was practically nobody for her to interact with. I’m sure that played into Light’s decision also. Coming on The View to thank the fans for her career (and Agnes Nixon) is enough.

Sue
Sue

I’d love to see Judith Light on The View talking about her soap roots. That’s the OLTL I remember.

Iakovos
Iakovos

I remember that OLTL, too, Sue. Why all the vitriol here? I think it is wonderful for Ms. Light to appear on THE VIEW as part of the celebration. The show has been on for 43 years, not 15 or 20. She represents a chapter long gone. So many are passed… the actors of that time who played Anna Craig, Marco Dane, David Renaldi, Pat Ashley, Tony Lord… what about Larry Wolek? Vinnie and Wanda? I am not sure a cameo by Ms. Light as Karen would further any story or plot line. AMC did some cameos and they fell flat to me. People, Ms. Light surely knows she had a wonderful opportunity on OLTL in the 1970s-80s and that she celebrates it is lovely. Tell me, does anyone know if Nathan Fillion or Ryan Phillipe or Tommy Lee Jones (Dr. Mark Toland in the 1970s) are going to be on THE VIEW? Fillion embraces his OLTL experience,too, and he is an ABC star now. Gotta love CASTLE!

barbara t
barbara t

Its an hour show ,with commercials thats 10 minutes of time lost ,then you have all those crazy women talking over each other,and one live to live has been on 43 years ,I have watched every one of them,ms.light was asked twice to come back to the show that made her ,she said no ,she also said no when one life to live had there 40th anniversary I can understand why most soap fans want to see the cast that ended with the show.I remember the scenes with judith light and they were powerful ,But I love what I have seen over the past 2 decades ,Dont think we are being cruel ,Its just there is very little time left of a soap that should not get canceled.

Brian
Brian

All a mute point now… Let”s just enjoy what we have left… I will still enjoy seeing Judith Light with Erika Slezak on The View none the less.

Robert in Jersey City
Robert in Jersey City

I missed 43 (!) half days of junior high school to watch that pre-vcr trial, so to me she’s even more important than the current cast. Everyone should be there…Brad, Jenny, Joe…whoever….it’s too bad she didn’t want to reenact the part….but I’ll take a minute of Karen Wolek for sure. OMG. That was 33 years ago and I still remember it to this day.

Crazy.

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Hi Rob: This is the Jersey City blogger. Wow, you’ve been a fan for a long while. It’s nice to see there are men that have hung in there with soaps over the year’s and are PROUD of it. Hey, at anytime (once the show goes off) it you want to meet and sulk over the show over a cup of coffee, let me know Lol. U missed 43 days of school, and I use to run home after school. Thank God my High Sch was nearby my home. Lol

This is what I wrote (above on the site) about the whole Judith Light situation.
OK Folks READ THIS: http://tvvomit.com/2011/06/28/judith-light-turns-down-offer-to-return-to-one-life-to-live-as-karen-wolek/

Anyway this was my view before I read the above link. Judith appearing on the show in it’s final days would of been a TRIBUTE to say the least. However, as someone wrote, ABOVE, “There is no one on the show that is LEFT other than Vicky.” Bo didn’t show up until some year’s later. My believe is, maybe Judith thought that since she has been OFF the show for 30 year’s, there would be no one to merge her character with other than Vickey. I’m objective until…..
Then……I went to Google to see has it been 30 year’s she has been off and ran across an article to the link I posted (above and below). Folks, Judith has DECLINED 2 offer’s to return to OLTL for its finale. She was extended the 1st invitation in June obviously, after the initial announcement. Before June, she DECLINED to return to the 40th anniversary, and now she has DECLINED the 2nd invitation to the finale obviously in the fall before taping raped. So that changes my view somewhat BC, now…….. we CANT blame it on her busy schedule, which I was more than willing to accept as such. The article states “Light apparently has declined ALL offers. She also reportedly turned down a chance to return for the show’s 40th anniversary a few years ago. In both cases, the return was apparently supposed to be just a SMALL CAMEO. ”
This changes how I feel about the situation somewhat. I can not be so objective now, with regards to her schedule. “We make time and do what is IMPT to us”. Furthermore, I dont see her on any roles in television and film or cable. She’s not that damn busy for a simple cameo. And now I understand why some of you feel the way you feel about her View appearance. We want to see Judith in character, NOT on the View singing the praises of the show, in which she will be getting some of that praise as well. In character on the show as Karen, it makes it about the show and OLTL and paying tribute to her roots, not about her!

http://tvvomit.com/2011/06/28/judith-light-turns-down-offer-to-return-to-one-life-to-live-as-karen-wolek

maria sordi
maria sordi

Judith Light hasn’t been on for years & she did refuse to be on the final episodes. What about, Kristen Alderson, Michael Easton, Bree Williamson, Melissa Archer, Tuc Watkins, Ilene Kristen, Farah Fath & John Paul Lavoisier to name a few that have been on for years????

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

They should just show up in the audience, don’t see why they can’t. Obviously with the old clips they will show, and the discussion, EVERYONE can’t talk that shows’s up. But I don”t see why won’t be in the audience, AND in the FRONT row. No reason not to me.

barbara t
barbara t

there is no way they can squeeze 43 years of agnes nixons beauitful stories on one life to live ,in 1 hour ,with those 5 blabber mouth hosts of the view,it cant be done ,also I heard that when abc canceled the soaps the view was given a gag order to shut the hell up about the soaps,Erika slezak said the same thing,susan lucci ,abc back stabbing sobs,I agree with erika ,ITS BULLSHIT,and it is.and I have to keep saying this, abc is getting rid of class for trash,I also heard this morning on one of abcs primetime shows ,those nasty dirty filthy kardashians,will be on some show.abc keeps going lower and lower.dont those pigs make enough money?Couldnt abc use it to keep all my children and one life to live?Who ever is in control at abc needs a reality check,we dont want the crap you replacing the soaps with.

barbara t
barbara t

I almost forgot heres a news flash for abc the family channel,martha stewarts show was canceled,people arent watching it low in ratings ,hey abc do you think everyone is tuning in to watch the chew?Anyone with half of a brain does not need other people to tell them how to life ,Ive managed and I m still alive,I want stories .not a bunch of morons shouting at each other telling me how to change my spaghetti recipe or how to make a meatloaf .anyway big mistake abc.

Doe
Doe

I am looking forward to seeing Judith Light. She is the best of the best! Outside of playing a judge on SVU, we haven’t seen her that much. I know she was on Broadway, but it still will be nice to see her.Looking forward to the View…..

Gayle
Gayle

I can remember when Judith Light was on OLTL…..many, many moons ago. She played the heck out of her character……but, just like all the others who have left….I don’t really see the significance is returning for the farewell…..take the show out by closing out all those story lines that have been hanging for months

Gayle
Gayle

I am really going to miss ALL the ABC soaps…The only thing I don’t like is the person who is playing the role of Cole …..

Vicki
Vicki

From what I read, the actor who played Cole was unavailable to film due to other obligations, so they had to recast.

Chaz
Chaz

As a viewer who saw Judith Light’s entire run as Karen I am happy that she will be part of The View’s tribute. I don’t think her making a return to the show would have been in the best interests of OLTL. Except for Viki there is no other character Karen was involved with during her Llanview days. Other than have her make a small cameo as a toss-in there wasn’t a very good way to bring Karen back in a meaningful storyline. The Cord/Tina returns worked so well…and for the most part so are the characters involved in the prison break plot-line. A possible way would have been to make Karen the mother of Cutter & Kim…but, at the time that was written PP was assuming to be taking over and it made perfect sense to have it be Alex as Tonja Walker would be available for future appearances where JL would not.

Brian Greene
Brian Greene

We Love You Judith–Yay! 😀

austin texas viewer
austin texas viewer

I can understand why she would be included. While it is easy to focus on the current cast members, this soap lasted for over 4 decades. Judith’s character, and famous scenes, are a part of soap opera history. I started watching OLTL around that time, and her performances were riveting.

I sort of wish people would talk about those days, as well as the cast members of 2012. The cast members of the 1970’s, and 1980’s, were a part of the history of this soap, and what makes it so darn special.

Ronald
Ronald

ABC stinks for getting rid of the best soap ever. ABC is going down… Why can’t CBS or NBC or FOX pick up OLTL and AMC? That would really stick it to ABC…

Tom
Tom

When Guiding Light was going off the air, Jeanne Cooper and Michael LeBlanc went onto the show to pay “tribute.” They’d never been on the show and were given the most annoying characters. At the time I thought it was being done to stroke the actors’ egos and why did I have to spend so much time wasted on these two when the characters I did want to see were about to go off the air.

Maybe Ms. Light realizes that there are a lot of characters on the canvas that we do want to see and she doesn’t want to get in the way of them. Maybe she’ll even be asked about it on The View and will have a chance to explain. I personally think too many people are taking this as a slight against OLTL and it’s not.

Edwina Coppinger
Edwina Coppinger

Judith Light acted as Karen was one of my favorite actress. She was and still is a great actress. Have always enjoyed seeing her on many shows.

Vicki
Vicki

Judith Light was amazing as Karen, and it will be very interesting to see what she has to say on the View. I agree it would have been nice if she made a cameo appearance. She has the connection with Viki, and it could have worked. At least she is honoring the memory of her character. As someone else posted, Tommy Lee Jones, Nathan Filion, Ryan Phillippe, and Laurence Fishburne are not acknowledging their roles, so we should be happy Judith will be there to represent the early days. Would love to see Michael Storm back, then there would be a strong connection. Friday will be a day of mixed emotions.

mike
mike

Judith Light probably thought that going back to oltl would take away from her other successes in prime time. Some actors feel that going back to soaps is a regression if they went on to do bigger and better things. She could’ve felt that doing it would hurt her chances of getting more work in television or film. She gets recognition and good press if she does “The View” and can give thanks that way for the start of her career. She also met her husband there.

mike
mike

Next to Erika Slezak (Victoria), Judith Light (Karen) was my favorite actress from the show. My favorite actress on All My Children was Dorothy Lyman who was the original Opal Gardner. My favorite actor of all time on OLTL is Josh Kelly (Cutter). His comedic timing is excellent and he is probably one of the best looking men on OLTL ever. Linda Gottleib was the best producer for OLTL. She ran the show like a novel and focused on the chemistry between characters. I liked Judith Chapman as Sandra Montaigne and Kathy Glass who played the original Jenny (Karen’s sister). I especially liked Karen Witter who played Tina for about 4 years. I like both actors that played Brad Vernon. One of my favorite storylines is when Mitch Laurence first came on the show. Didn’t like the characters of Ivan Kipling and Carlo Hesser. I’m surprised they never brought back CJ Roberts (Tina and Cords’ son).

mike
mike

Not a big Rafe Garrettson or Delilah Ralston fan either.

Kelly Dutton
Kelly Dutton

i did see her and my mom said that before Judith Light was on Who’s the Boss she cried on her soap so when she acted like her Charchter my mom said it was easy for her because she was on One Life to Live and i thought wow i didn’t know that.A lot of celebrities are on soaps that was how they started and it makes me nuts to see them go cause it was their first go to soaps that helped them in other productions

Pauretajt
Pauretajt

I don’t care for Judith Light, because she decline an appearance/cameo to say a proper goodbye to the show. She wants to be on the View for other reasons…

kelly
kelly

I had a gut feeling the minute they said surprise guest it would be judith light. Thats pretty cool.

terry
terry

I am so excited about Judith Light being on the View. She was always on of my favorite characters on One Life To Live. I have been watching since it began. I am going to miss watching everyday when I get home from work. I have love every moment of the show. Everyone of the Actors on the show are great and I am hoping to see them on other shows. Of course it goes without saying the Erika Slezak is just the most awesome actor. Looking forward to The Manning and John McBain on GH. Let’s bring some more to GH.

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General Hospital Casts ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Alum Janet Hubert As Mike’s New Love Interest

Intriguing casting news out of Port Charles on Sunday. The ABC daytime drama series has tapped former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Janet Hubert to play the character of  Yvonne,who is said to be a love interest for Mike (Max Gail) at the nursing home he is now in.

According to EW.com, Yvonne will end up having a connection to someone or someones on the canvas.

Hubert’s first episode is slated to air on December 7th.   Sitcom fans remember Janet from “Fresh Prince’ in scenes with Will Smith in the series in the role of Vivian Banks.

GH is not Janet’s first soap, either.  She appeared on One Life to Live as Evangeline Williamson’s (Renee Elise Goldsberry) and Layla Williamsom’s (Tika Sumpter) mother, Lisa.  The actress also appeared on All My Children as Alice Dawson.

In another twist, Hubert will reunite with Vernee Watson (Stella)om GH.  The two appeared together on “Fresh Prince”, where Watson played Will’s mother.

So does this mean that Yvonne and Stella are both going to be romantically interested in Mike Corbin?

What do you think of the casting news?  Interested to see this next leg of Mike’s story as he declines from Alzheimer’s, but may find love?  Comment below.

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Soaps Lift Boycott Threat Of Daytime Emmys

In a key move to allow those performers in front of the camera and behind the scenes crew and creatives to be acknowledged for their accomplishments this calendar year, the four daytime dramas collectively have decided to lift their threatened boycott and participate in the upcoming 46th annual Daytime Emmy competition.

This comes after the four network soaps (Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful, and The Young and the Restless) banded together after being unsatisfied with snafu’s coming out of the 45th annual Daytime Emmy Awards earlier this year in April, and a list of grievances and concerns they asked to be addressed by the organization that administers the Emmy contest.

Then, following an internal investigation by NATAS by the law firm of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth of Washington, DC, the results which were released on November 8th, and being in receipt of their findings, the soaps decided to move forward while still having concerns they want addressed.

In a statement from the group, a spokesperson related to Deadline, who broke the story late Friday: “As a group, we are not in agreement with all of the conclusions that NATAS reached.  However, in the spirit of working with NATAS and the TV Academy on improving the integrity of the Daytime Emmys, we have lifted our boycott. We look forward to meeting with NATAS to discuss their findings and our concerns in greater detail.”

On Saturday, someone close to the situation said to Michael Fairman TV: “Our participation doesn’t mean we accept their proposal moving forward, we still have major issues that we will be discussing with the Chair and President (of NATAS), but as a collective whole, we don’t want to penalize our actors for NATAS’ mis-management.”

The 46th Annual Daytime Emmy submissions began earlier this week on November 12th, with the Daytime Emmys slated to be handed out in early May of 2019.

So, are you glad that the network soaps have lifted their threatened boycott so that your favorite performers, whose performances you have loved over the last 11 months can be acknowledged for their talents and hard work? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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AW and Y&R Alum Alicia Coppola To Recur On ‘Empire’

More exciting roles coming the way of Alicia Coppola! Casting news out today has that the former soap alum of both Another World (Ex-Lorna) and more recently, The Young and the Restless (Ex-Meredith) has landed a recurring role on Empire.

According to Deadline: “Coppola will play a smart, flamboyant attorney investigating Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) and international money launderer Damon Cross (Wood Harris).  She’ll do almost anything for big target convictions because she believes they’ll take her to the Governor’s mansion and then the White House.”

In an Instagram post on Friday, Alicia posted: “What a way to start the Holidays, end 2018 and begin a wonderful 2019! Thank you is all I can say. To say I am Grateful is an understatement. @empirefox here I come!” Recently, Coppola also recurred on NCIS: Los Angeles.

On Thursday night’s Soap Nation Live radio broadcast, Linda Dano, who played Alicia’s on-screen mother on Another World, Felicia Gallant, had complimented Alicia during her guest segment, and she still keeps in touch with her.  You can listen to that here.

So, will you be checking out Alicia on Fox’s Empire?  Let us know via the comment section below.

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  • AVP: “Seriously? Another new face? This show is in the toilet!
  • elm1951: “sorry as much as i love janet hubert mike does not need a love interest in his condition
  • Joe: “Uummm, why? Seems completely pointless to bring on all these irrelevant new characters. Not in the slightest bit interested.
  • James R. Poissant: “Can't wait to see Stella's reaction to this.
  • Scott (ATWT Fan): “Aunt Viv Vs Mama Smith! This is going to be interesting!
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