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LADIES OF THE LAKE Soap Star Cast Revealed!

A who’s who of soap opera has joined the Ken Corday (EP, DAYS) novel come-to-life online series Ladies of the Lake. Executive producer Michael Caruso and co-executive producer and series star, Kyle Lowder, announced today the cast that will appear in the project.

Ladies of the Lake, tells the story of four wealthy wives living in the exclusive gated community of Avalon.  When their abusive husbands begin to turn up dead, Detective Shawn Daniels (Lowder) launches an investigation, only to discover the many secrets hidden beneath the glossy veneers of Avalon. The script was penned by Caruso, adapted from a novel written by Ken Corday and is being produced through Michael & Barbara Caruso Productions.

Portraying the four mysterious ladies are:  Emmy nominee Martha Madison, in the role of Vivian Montgomery, an intellectual business woman who gave up her career to support her husband, Emmy winner Lilly Melgar as Angelica Louis, the quintessential Hollywood Wife with a tragic past, Marie Wilson as Morgan Firestone, a former pageant queen who became the face of her husband’s shipping empire and Jessica Morris who portrays Crystal Amhurst, a barren trophy wife who will do anything to keep her husbands attention.

The talented female leads will be joined by a distinguished group of thesps playing their ill-fated husbands including: Emmy winners Wally Kurth, in the role of Hudson Montgomery, a tech giant with a wandering eye and Ian Buchanan as Alphonse Louis, a B List movie star who will stop at nothing to land the next part.  Golden Globe nominee Gordon Thomson will be seen as Sheraton Firestone, a shipping magnate whose ruthlessness is unwavering cements when protecting his business empire, and John-Paul Lavoisier will be portraying Jonathan Amhurst, the trust fund millionaire with an inexhaustible sexual appetite.

Three-time Emmy nominee Arianne Zucker is set to star as Clara, an investigative journalist hell bent on revenge with hidden ties to Hudson Montgomery, while Jillian Clare is playing Cassidy Montgomery, the Queen Bee of the Ladies of the Lake children. Also joining the illustrious cast is Emmy nominee Patrika Darbo as Dorothy Nolan, a woman with a sordid past hiding behind the resident golf pro and soap veteran John Callahan as Tommy Nolan, her Avalon Golf Pro husband whose get rich quick schemes are finally catching up to him.

The series to be directed by Emmy-winner Sonia Blangiardo will begin filming next month, and it is set to bow in late summer. . For updates, visit www.ladiesofthelakeseries.com and follow @LOTLSERIES1 on Twitter.

So, what do you think about the cast of Ladies of the Lake? Excited to see some of your favorites in new roles? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Mark
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Mark

This is going to be a hit and YES!!!!

Mark
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Mark

A barren trophy wife and B list actor and oh this is beyond excellent! Thank you can not wait!!

mollie
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mollie

I agree that this has great potential. Looking forward to it. Good cast 🙂

elm1951
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elm1951

i am very anxious to see this online web series……………..

Linda
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Linda

will this be on hulu?

Mo
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Mo

WOW! Lots of Days actors. Good cast. Good luck.

su0000
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su0000

I only know of Wally Kurth, and Ian Buchanan..
It will be 4 (?) episodes online..
I will hold out and watch all the episodes at once, make it movie night..

rebecca1
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rebecca1

su…I thought you watched OLTL? John Paul was Rex. Now he’s on Days I believe…

Steve
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Steve

A very white cast. This would have been a great opportunity to bring in diversity.

Helen
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Helen

I was so amused by some of the characters they described and the sighting of Edmond from AMC- whom I have not seen in years- you are right and hope maybe they read these and make some corrections- although nobody says that about Empire-

Helen
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Helen

These comments are monitored. Yet everyday you are on here as the authority on soaps- and make offensive comments about gays and want your all-white characters and are utterly offensive and if this is to inspire a conversation it is not one I will be a part of ever again.

Mark
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Mark

I got your back, Helen. I saw the post and now it gone but many more and no more fun on here time to go cause I dont play the hater game and you cant even ask a damn question on here without getting your head ripped off or told you are stupid

Steve
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Steve

Well DYLAN, if soaps (in any medium) don’t expand their viewer base they will soon become a thing of the past. The only way to bring in new viewers in mass is to actually have characters that mirror the viewing population. That means black, Asian, Hispanic, white, gay, trans, etc., etc. I rarely read the comments, so I have no idea if what Helen says about you is true. If it is, you really ought to get used to the idea that this is the 21st century. It’ll be here for a awhile.

Jim Preston
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Jim Preston

Well it could be interesting and who knows how much longer Days of Our Lives can survive (sorry but right now it’s pretty awful – that’s just my opinion) as an On-air
broadcast production.
So it would be nice to have a “back-up” show to get a soap fix.

blake
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blake

Yeah at the rate Days is going this is a good idea for people to get their Days fix.

mollie
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mollie

Still, I’ll take Days on a bad day than no Days at all. I still miss As the World Turns and the rich characters and families. I also miss AMC and OLTL. So sad they are gone and will just enjoy Days any day.

Tim Welles
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Tim Welles

I understand Mollie many of us still miss both All My Children and One Life to Live. Some of the storylines lately on Days of our Lives have been awful (John’s kidnapping, the Lo Mein character, etc.) but lately it has shown improvement (has Ben returned or is it just in Abby’s imagination) so I hope it continues on it’s upward swing with the new writing team.

brian
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brian

Very interesting. I am wondering thou, should just always assume that any new project like this is an online show and won’t be on TV broadcast?

scott
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scott

so let me get this straight? Ken Corday is working on this project and not trying to fix all that is wrong with Days….his parent’s must be really proud of their legacy…..wow, unbelievable…it’s like they want Days to fail…..so sad for Salem and it’s 51st year…..

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

Ken Corday is thinking outside the soap box.Maybe as a backup plan just in case Days doesn’t get renewed for another year.

Dylan
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Dylan

Scott, his parents are dead. So, they are neither proud or non proud. They are dead. Love him or hate him, I think Ken tries his best to keep DAYS alive. I truly hope the switch to a less forward schedule will make a LOT of difference!!

Mar
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Mar

What a pairing. Ken Corday and Michael Caruso. So looking forward to it. Great lineup of actors. Interesting story. IMO this will blow us all away. Best of luck to all involved.

lou piikes
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lou piikes

I can’t wait to see Ladies of the Lake. I hope all the ladies around devious and vicious.

Robin
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Robin

Well this is awesome! Ian and JP and Wally all a great group of actors.

Robin
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Robin

I was wondering what John Callahan has been up to lately. I am glad he is in the show.

Mo
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Mo

I would say they are using an old photo of John.

And John-Paul has cut his hair.

I don’t like the photo they have of Arianne. She looks mad.

Marie
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Marie

Sounds Awesome!

Dylan
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Dylan

DYNASTY when she was learning to walk???

Mo
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Mo

Kinda reminds me of Desperate Housewives. Not that that’s bad.

Timmm
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Timmm

I like all the participants and will give it a whirl. I’ve tried other online soaps and it just didnt click BUT you never know. Wally, Wally, Wally, why not!

Glynda Tibbit
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Glynda Tibbit

Sounds like this show will be a hit! Can’t wait to see it. There’s a whole lot of talent lined up. Keep me updated. Thanks!

carly
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carly

I cant wait for this Days is great so this should be too!More love for Corday fans!!

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‘ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’ One-Night Only Streaming Concert With Favorites from AMC, GH and OLTL

Beloved stars from All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital will reunite for ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, a one-night-only streaming concert benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.   The free streamed event can be viewed on the Broadway Cares website beginning at 8 pm Eastern on Thursday, February 11.

Additionally, the event can be seen on Broadway Cares’ YouTube Channel, ABC-owned television stations’ 32 connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku and each of the eight stations’ websites around the country, including abc7ny.com and Good Morning America’s Facebook page..

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The star-studded lineup will include performances by All My Children’s Bobbie Eakes, Melissa Claire Egan, Vincent Irizarry, Eva La Rue, Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Eden Riegel, Chrishell Stause and Walt Willey, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson, BethAnn Fuenmayor, Kathy Brier, Kassie DePaiva, David Gregory, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Catherine Hickland, Mark Lawson, Hillary B. Smith, Jason Tam and Brittany Underwood; and General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash and Anthony Geary..

For the February 11 streaming special, viewers can expect to hear a bevy of Broadway classics and jazzy standards.  The streaming event will be directed by John Dietrich, who also directed each of the live stage performances.

Dedicated fans also will have the opportunity for one-on-one virtual meet-and-greets with their favorite soap stars on Saturday, February 13.  Further information on tickets and the lineup of special guests  will be announced later this month.

From 2005-2011, the stars of ABC Daytime took the stage at New York City’s Town Hall one night each year for ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares. The evening featured dynamic production numbers, heartfelt ballads and hilarious skitsNow, 10 years after that final performance, the iconic ABC Daytime actors revisit their performances as they help raise money for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

When the event began in 2005. it was for a one-night benefit concert to celebrate All My Children’s 35th Anniversary. With overwhelming support from fans, the event continued for six more years and included cast members from One Life to Live, General Hospital and co-hosts of The View. Over its seven-year run, ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares raised an incredible $1.85 million.

“This event is truly one of a kind,” Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola said. “We are so thankful to the stars from ABC Daytime for joining us again as we relive moments from this delightful tradition, while helping to provide lifesaving medication, healthy meals and emergency support to those struggling during this ongoing pandemic.”

“It was such an incredible privilege and joy to join my fellow co-stars to perform in the seven ABC Daytime Salutes concerts to benefit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS,” said former All My Children star Susan Lucci. “There are no fans like ABC Daytime fans. Their love and support continue to astonish us.  We can’t wait to share these special performances with them and help raise money for so many in need during this difficult time.”

Lucci also shared her excitement on her Instagram account expressing: “We’re getting the fans and cast back together!!! Join us on Thursday, February 11 at 8pm for “ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway”—a fabulous online event revisiting seven years of singing, dancing and plot twists, featuring your favorite ABC Daytime stars. And it’s all to help Broadway Cares support our friends and neighbors who are struggling during this pandemic. Watch the stream at
broadway-cares.org, to join the fun! I hope to see you there!”

So excited to hear about the ABC Daytime Back to Broadway event? Let us know in the comment section, and check out the announcement from The View’s Whoopi Goldberg below.

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Eva LaRue Reveals COVID-19 Diagnosis

During former All My Children, B&B and GH star, Jacob Young’s podcast, Real Conversations with Jacob Young, he welcomed his good friend and former Pine Valley cast mate, Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria, AMC, and Celeste, Y&R).

At the very top of the episode, LaRue revealed she and her daughter Kaya tested positive for Covid-19.  She shared, “We thought we had dodged a bullet, but sure enough, on New Year’s Eve, we both tested positive.”

“Oddly enough,” she goes on to say, “I really feel like we’ve been so sick of being scared to death of the invisible monster underneath the bed all last year, always looking over our shoulders.”  Eva added, “Nobody knows which one they are. Are they someone who’s going to survive it or succumb to it? Or have residual effects? All we can do is pray for the best.”

 

However, LaRue has been trying alternative methods of helping her with Covid-19 via IV treatments.  “I’ve got this amazing integrative doctor who I’ve been working with for a long time, and I know a lot of people are like, ‘No, we only do Western medicine,’ and that’s fine, I love Western medicine… but integrated medicine and Western medicine have to go hand in hand, in my opinion. Because, I just feel like, we need to open our minds to what is new and what is out there.”   So because of that, Eva has chosen to receive these treatments to hopefully starve off any long term effects of Covid.

In addition, Eva told Young she has hopes for the new primetime All My Children reboot that is in the works:  “I have my fingers crossed that they’ll be doing something with this new Pine Valley show.”   Remember, the Santos family and the Kanes are said to be the epicenter of the revival, so perhaps LaRue will be a guest-star on it, since she is also close friends with two of the EP’s, Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley, AMC) and Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC)!

Send your well-wishes to Eva and her daughter, Kaya and let us know would you love to see LaRue on the ‘Pine Valley’ primetime reboot?  Comment below.

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All My Children Primetime Reboot “Pine Valley” in the Works at ABC from Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos and Andrew Stearn

Huge news that could bring back a new updated version of daytime’s All My Children to primetime!

ABC is eyeing a revival of Agnes Nixon’s long-running beloved series that ran for 41 years on the network and then saw an online reboot from Prospect Park that lasted only one season.

According to Deadline, former AMC stars Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo) will executive produce along with Andrew Stearn and Agnes Nixon’s son, Robert Nixon.

 

The series is currently in the early stages of development, but what has been revealed is: the reboot will be written/executive produced by Leo Richardson (Katy Keene, Star), and it will center on a young journalist with a secret agenda who comes to expose the dark and murderous history of a town named Pine Valley only to become entangled in a feud between the Kane and Santos families. The series explores all the secrets that come with the Kane and Santos family names.

In the new incarnation, Pine Valley, will feature a new generation of characters and some old favorites.  As of this moment, no original cast members have deals, but the plan would be to have them make appearances, plus Ripa and Consuelos could also make a cameo.  Of course, many are already pondering if Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) might actually be a mainstay on the new primetime series; since the Kanes are one of the core families in the reboot.

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Pine Valley plans to continue the original series’ tradition of tackling difficult social issues of our time and being inclusive, which the show was known for under the iconic Agnes Nixon’s storytelling.

Of note is that Stearn is also a lifelong fan of AMC and has been the driving force behind the reboot.  In fact when he was deciding between ABC Signature and one other studio for an overall deal, he chose ABC Signature because it was going to allow him to pursue his dream of rebooting All My Children.  It was then he started tracking down the rights to the soap.  As soap fans know, the rights to AMC reverted back to ABC after Prospect Park’s online version fell apart.

Later, after meeting with a number of writers to helm Pine Valley, Stearn went with Richardson, who had worked on the British soap EastEnders in his native Britain. Stearn also got on board the estate of Agnes Nixon, with son Robert Nixon joining the project as an executive producer.

So what do you think of “Pine Valley”, the All My Children primetime reboot being in development?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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