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

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

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

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

will this be on hulu?

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

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..

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

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

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-

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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?

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…, unbelievable…it’s like they want Days to fail… sad for Salem and it’s 51st year…..

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

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!!

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.

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

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

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

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.

Sounds Awesome!

DYNASTY when she was learning to walk???

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

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!

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!

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

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Kelly Ripa Shares on Husband Mark Consuelos: “My Funny Valentine…Celebrating 29 Years of Love With This Guy”

Ah, we remember them when, right? Hard to believe that 29 years have passed since Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos tied the knot when they were mere young adults on All My Children on May 1st, 1996 and portraying Hayley and Mateo, respectively.

But, look at them now! Kelly and Mark are happily married with three children and co-hosting the top-rated syndicated morning talk show!

On Valentine’s Day, Mark took to his Instagram and Kelly took to hers, posting pics and snaps of their love for one another. Consuelos shared: “My forever Valentine…You make smile♥️♥️” to which Ripa replied “Ten Hearts.”

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Kelly posted a plethora of great shots of the duo through the years, captioning it all with “My funny Valentine…Celebrating 29 years of ♥️ with this guy 😍”

The photo album included: Kelly and Mark in matching blue and white outfits standing in front of a red sign that spells out the word “love.” In addition, Ripa chose some moments from their red-carpet appearances and some of their favorite vacations.

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Meanwhile, the Live with Kelly and Mark social media account featured a shot of the couple wearing matching t-shirts that said, “Find someone that loves you as much as Mark loves Mark 😂 Happy Valentine’s Day!”

So, what do you think? Are Kelly and Mark the best example of a Valentine’s Day couple we know and love? Share your thoughts in the comment section and Happy Valentine’s Day from Michael Fairman TV!


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Grammy Winner Jody Watley Recalls Dancing On ‘Soul Train’ with All My Children’s Darnell Williams: “Like Every Other Soap Fan I Loved His Legendary Character ‘Jesse'”

Look who’s paying an homage to one of the all time daytime greats, Darnell Williams (ex-Jesse, All My Children), none other than recording artist and Grammy-winner, Jody Watley.

While in promotion of her new single, Everlasting, Watley has been sharing photos and memories of moments from her career that are everlasting.

Taking to her Instagram, Watley shared a photo of herself with a young Darnell Williams, where we learned not only is she a huge fan of the iconic Jesse from Pine Valley, but she danced with Darnell when they both appeared on Soul Train! Darnell was regular on the show from 1974-1975.  Watley began her professional career on Soul Train, then became part of the musical group, Shalamar, before beginning her own solo career which has now spanned decades.

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Watley expressed on Willi: “EVERLASTING Indeed! 😁😁✨ “Always believe in you..” #flashbackfriday #70s 😘 this photo was shared with me from a ST fan page on FB .. I’d never seen it before 😯😍 – two teens with big dreams — Darnell Williams such a nice guy and so handsome we danced together a few times – a snapshot – … later like every other soap fan I loved his legendary character “Jesse” back in the golden era of daytime TV “All My Children” ❤️❤️❤️❤️ terrific actor— and I was in awe like “I knew him on ST” 😁 – before coming into my own trajectory as an artist.”

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Two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Darnell Williams appeared on All My Children during several stints from 1991 to 1998, then again from 2008-2011, before reprising the role in 2013 in Prospect Park’s reboot of the series.

Watley’s biggest hits include Real Love, Looking for a New Love, Everything, Some Kind of Lover and more.

So, what do you think of the Darnell and Jody connection, and her remembrances of his time as Jesse on AMC? share your thoughts in the comment section, and also check out the radio edit version of Jody’s new single below.


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‘Live with Kelly and Mark’ Scores Most-Watched Week of Syndicated Talk Shows in 2 Years; Delivers Strongest Week in Nearly 3 Years

In another case of soap alums doing great things, come news that former All My Children stars and real-life marrieds Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo) are having a great ride together as on-screen co-hosts of the syndicated morning series, Live with Kelly and Mark.

New numbers were just released by ABC that share that during the week of January 15-19 2024: Live with Kelly and Mark hit series highs in Households (1.81 rating) and Total Viewers (2.673 million). Interestingly enough, former GH star, Rick Springfield (ex-Noah Drake) appeared on the show that week performing with friend and musician, Richard Marx.)

But there is more good news: Live with Kelly and Mark delivered the franchise’s strongest week in nearly 3 years in both Households and Total Viewers, as well as double-digit week-to-week increases in key demos over the last three weeks.

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With 2.673 million Total Viewers, ‘Live’ delivered the most-watched week of any syndicated talk show in 2 years ( since Dr. Phil second week of January in 2022).

In even more solid gains for this ratings report: the talker stood as the week’s top  daytime talk show in Households (1.81 rating) and Total Viewers (2.673 million). ‘Live’ also ranked as the No. 1 entertainment talk show of the week across all key Nielsen measures, topping all daytime and late-night entertainment talk shows.

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Overall the Live with Kelly and Mark is up 4%  from the the previous year averaging roughly 2.4M viewers across all of its episodes. ‘Live’ also stands as the season’s No. 1 entertainment talk show across all key Nielsen measures.

Consuleos arrived officially on the season on April 17th 2022 taking over for the departing Ryan Seacrest to co-host the show with Ripa. While many voiced concerns that the on-screen and off-screen coupling might make for lower ratings if they were not entertaining, just the opposite has happened, the series seems in a very healthy place; given the constant downturn in linear ratings and viewership in daytime TV.

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