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Kim Zimmer set to play Mark Hapka's mother in Indie Film, "23 Blast" shooting Monday!

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Kim Zimmer (Ex- Reva, GL & Echo, OLTL) who has been busy on the boards in the theatre,  is now set to for a terrific role in the highly touted independent feature film, 23 Blast!  Principal photography begins Monday in Corbin,  Kentucky!

The Daytime Emmy winner will play the on-screen mother to another daytime favorite, Mark Hapka (Ex-Nathan, DAYS) who plays the lead role in 23 Blast!  Zimmer plays the role of  Mary Freeman.

Toni Hoover and Bram Hoover wrote the 23 Blast  script, which follows a high school football star (Hapka) who’s suddenly stricken with irreversible blindness and the choice he’s forced to make regarding whether he should return to the sport.

Glee’s Max Adler will play another football player who’s initially unsupportive of his teammate but eventually comes around.  Many recall, Adler played the bully in the closet on the hit FOX show.

We think this film sounds extremely compelling, and look forward to its future! What do you think of Kim playing Mark’s mom? Let us know!

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barbara t
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barbara t

Ok somebody has to post here might as well be me.I like kim zimmer good actress ,but what echo did to vicki I can not forget she broke vicki’s heart with charley and I havent liked her since.No one breaks vicki’s heart and gets away with it .

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Another way to look at it is thanks to Echo messing with Charlie, we had the fun of watching Viki slap Echo after finding her with Charlie, Viki and Dorian team up against her, Sam as Spiderman rescue Dorian, Viki reunite with Clint, and together living happily ever after.

barbara t
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barbara t

You have a point there.And I am happy that vicki and clint are back together again and hopefully married.

kay killgore
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kay killgore

Hey Barbara T is that like nobody puts Baby in the corner? Too funny!!!

barbara t
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barbara t

kay,thats a good one.lol

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I love Kim, congrats and it does sound like a good movie! Kim will forever be Reva to me, not her other characters being not familiar with all of them. Nothing like when Reva Shayne blew into Springfield.

Blake
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Great for Kim!!!

Deirdre
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Noted actor Dylan Baker is directing this inspiring story, and both he and his wife, actress Becky Baker, along with Timothy Busfield, Sthephen Lang, and Fred Thompson also star. Lke us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter #23Blast!

Deirdre
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AND longtime OLTL director GARY DONATELLI is producing!

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Congratulations to Kim! I have seen her in Guiding Light and on the stage and she always seems to steal the show! I can’t wait to see her in “23 Blast”! GO KIM!

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I love Kim Zimmer and I enjoyed Mark’s work on DOOL. This film sounds very promising. I hope it is quite a success!

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Kim is not the only one doing an independent film. The upcoming film ‘HELL AND MR. FUDGE’ stars John Wesley Shipp (GL/ATWT/SB/AMC/OLTL) and Eileen Davidson (Ashley, Y&R) as the parents of theologian Edward Fudge, played by Mackenzie Astin, the son of award winning actress Patty Duke (who played on the soap THE BRIGHTER DAY in 1958-59)

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‘Jeopardy’ EP Mike Richards In Advanced Negotiations To Replace Alex Trebek as Permanent Host

After all the trial host runs, replacing the irreplaceable and late game show host icon, Alex Trebek, it looks like Mike Richards, the current executive producer of the syndicated series is very, very close to finalizing a deal to become Trebek’s permanent replacement.

According to Variety who broke the news yesterday, Richards is in advanced negotiations with Sony Pictures Television to become permanent on-air host following Trebek’s 36-year-run.

Richards has been a game host throughout his TV career as well, when he hosted Divided and The Pyramid for Sony Pictures’ GSN network.  As an EP, Richards previously led The Price is Right and on the celebrity edition special of Who Wants to be a Millionaire.

 

May people have been guest hosts and been given a trial run to host the popular game show series since Trebek’s passing including: Mayim Bialik, Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric, Bill Whitaker, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Ken Jennings, George Stephanopoulos, Robin Roberts, LeVar Burton, Savannah Guthrie, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Aaron Rodgers  and more.

So, if a deal can be reached, how do you feel about frontrunner Richards as Jeopardy’s new host? Comment below.

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Daniel Goddard & Bryton James To Host, Meet, Match, Connect with Other Soap Fans Event On Their ‘Dysko’ App Along with More Y&R Stars

Longtime friends and former castmates, Daniel Goddard (Ex-Cane, Y&R) and Bryton James (Devon, Y&R) who recently formed a business partnership and are the creators and cop-founders of the new social networking app, Dysko, are holding a virtual event to connect soap fans!

Now is your chance to join Bryton and Daniel along with many familiar faces from Y&R next Sunday August 15th starting at 7 PM EST/4 PM PT, when they host the first Augmented Reality Fan Event hosted via Dysko,

Scheduled to join Bryton and Daniel are Y&R fan favorites: Tracey Bregman, Doug Davidson, Christel Khalil, Hunter King, Christian Le Blanc, Kate Linder, Michael Mealor, Mishael Morgan, Melissa Ordway, Brytni Sarpy, Michelle Stafford and many more.

The event is free. To attend, download the Dysko app and sign up for an account prior to the event, so you can connect with other fans from around the world.  For more on Dysko click here.

So, will you be checking out the app and hanging with some of your faves from Genoa City next weekend, virtually? Let us know in the comment section.  But first, check out a little more about the Dysko app in the video below.

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Guiding Light Alum, Michelle Forbes, Lands Key Role in Upcoming Season of ‘New Amsterdam’

She made her mark as Sonia/Solita on Guiding Light and has turned her career into a major primetime and film success.  Now comes word that the talented Michelle Forbes is set to appear on the new season of NBC’s drama, New Amsterdam.

According to TV Line, Forbes will join the cast for the fourth season in the recurring role of Dr. Veronica Fuentes. The character is said to be ‘a calm, poised and fearless fixer who is brought in to reconstruct the failing hospital.”

However, the outlet reports that Forbes’ Dr. Fuentes’ first order of business on her way to reversing New Amsterdam’s declining numbers will be to “wipe clean the inept board.”

Forbes was most recently seen on ABC’s Big Sky and had notable roles in True Blood and The Killings.

The new season of New Amsterdam premieres on Tuesday, September 21st  at 10 pm. EST.

So, looking forward to seeing Michelle in her new role on primtime? Comment below.

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