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Lee Daniels' STAR With EP & Showrunner Chuck Pratt Jr. To Bow In December!

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In the perfect timeslot for a new series to debut, Fox has slated Empire’s season 3 fall finale in a special time at 8PM, so it will be followed by the premiere of Lee Daniels & Tom Donaghy’s highly-anticipated new soap opera, Star at 9pm.

And as daytime soap fans know, the former executive producer and head writer of The Young and the Restless, Chuck Pratt Jr., is an executive producer and the showrunner for the new drama.

Star follows three talented young singers, who are desperate for a new start and with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cut-throat music business.

The series stars: Queen Latifah as Carlotta and Benjamin Bratt as Jahil, and newcomers Jude Demorest as Star, Ryan Destiny as Alexandra, Brittany O’Grady as Simone and Amiyah Scott as Cotton.

The series also will feature guest stars such as Lenny Kravitz, Naomi Campbell and Tyrese Gibson, and will feature a  soundtrack filled with original music and performances.

All new-episodes of Star will resume in the series regular timeslot on Wednesday, January 4th at 9 PM.

Watch the first trailer for Star after the jump.  Then let us know your initial reactions to it, and if you think Star will become another hit series like Empire! Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

After it’s premiere, all-new episodes of Star will resume at the show’s regular slot beginning on Wednesday, January 4th at 9 PM.

 

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WHOA!! how cool..

Lee Daniels & Tom Donaghy (Empire creaters) and Pratt, he landed a great one to work with them..

It dumped on my hope; Pratt and Carlivati new writing team of GH … 🙁

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Cant say I am overly excited about watching fame hungry whores. We are bombarded with that everyday in reallife with the Kardashians and “reality” t.v.

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Dylan, I believe you mean ‘KarTRASHians’…

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thank you Hayley

their mother is trash

i’ll take it… just done .. isn’t she

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I don’t really plan on watching, but good luck.

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The second I heard Charles Pratt was showrunner I knew I wouldn’t be tuning in…

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B&B’s Katherine Kelly Lang in Film ‘The Christmas Dance’ Premieres Friday

In another Christmas in July movie that is making its way to on-demand and theatres near you, comes one featuring The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan Forrester) as well as notable soap vet Scott Bailey (Ex-Sandy, Guiding Light), called The Christmas Dance.

According to the film loglines: Traumatized by her past Christmas is not at the top of Sarah’s list this time of year. However, waltzing through life’s unexpected emergencies, she is taught the Christmas dance.  Briana White, Katherine Kelly Lang, Richard Karn, star in the feature.

Lang shared with SOD on the film working on film while continuing her role on B&B as the iconic Brooke, “It’s wonderful because as an actress, you always want to spread your wings and try new parts and new characters. It’s all a learning process, and all about growth, which is great!”

Check out a trailer for the pic below.   The film drops tomorrow on July 23rd.

So, will you be checking out Katherine Kelly Lang in this Christmas-style film? Comment below.

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Korean Dynasty Soapy Drama ‘American Seuol’ Headed to Hulu

Here’s a soapy drama on its way to a streaming service for fans to devour.  Writer Lana Cho has secured a deal with Hulu for her soapy drama, American Seuol, which definitely has a ‘Dynasty’-vibe to it from what we can tell.

According to Deadline, the hour-long drama is about a young Korean-American adoptee who moves to Seoul for a job opportunity and discovers that she is the heir of a dynastic Korean family.

Cho will write and also be one of the executive producers on the project, which will also EP;d by Sebastian Lee and David Kim, who’s other notable shows right now are ABC’s The Good Doctor and Apple’s Pachinko.

After the announcement on Friday, Cho tweeted,I’ve always wanted to write my own K-drama. Now I get to – but with Korean-American lead.”

It would appear that Cho is on a hot streak after she also sold her adaptation of her K-pop rom-com, Somewhere Only We Know to Netflix.

Previously, Lana wrote Hulu’s reboot of Four Weddings and a Funeral as well for the TV series Arrow and Timeless. She is serves as co-executive producer on Amazon I Know What You Did Last Summer.

So intrigued to see how American Seuol will ultimately do as some new soap opera fare? Comment below.

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‘Backstreet Boy’ A.J. McLean To Appear on Days of our Lives

More stars from different walks of life and entertainment are making their way to NBC’s Days of our Lives.

Now comes word from Backstreet Boy member, A.J. McLean himself that he just taped an appearance on the long-running soap opera.

According to his TikTok post, McLean shared that his grandmother was a huge DAYS fan and he used to watch the soap together with her while he was growing up.

In his video, A.J. gave some intel on his upcoming appearance, “Yours truly is making a guest appearance as a driver. That’s my name on the show, on this show right here.”  He then panned to the DAYS signature hourglass logo on the hallways between studio 2 and 4 at Burbank Studios.

Check out McLean’s reveal below.   We can now add A.J. to the list of surprising celebrity soap fans who have loved the genre!

Looking forward to seeing McLean on DAYS? Comment below.

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Thanks to everyone here today making my experience on “DOOL”! A success. Love to the cast and everyone that made this dream come true! Let’s go!

♬ original sound – AJ McLean

 

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