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Matt Bomer's Terrific Performance on Last Night's GLEE! Is there anything this guy can't do?

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If you caught last night episode of the hit Fox series Glee, Matt Bomer guest starred as Cooper Anderson, Blaine’s older self-absorbed brother.  Bomer, who we all know has the handsome Ben Reade from Guiding Light, then on to his starring role on USA’s White Collar, and Broadway and television and motion picture productions in between, really showed his versatility on last night’s Glee.

From Cooper’s hilarious and arrogant masterclass in acting , where he says acting is all about pointing at the other actor and ignoring everything they say, Bomer played Cooper as a two-bit actor whose greatest claim to fame is his FreeCreditRating.com commercials.  However, viewers learned throughout the episode how Bomer’s Cooper has messed with younger brother,  Blaine’s (Darren Criss) confidence throughout his life.

Sadly however, this episode did score as well in the ratings!  According to EW.com, “Even thought it drew 6.7 million viewers, 2.7 adults 18-49, the musical drama fell to a season low in the adult demo, dropping 10 percent from its last original back in February. Fox points out that overall TV viewership was down 9 percent in the hour compared to when Glee last aired, before Daylight Savings Time kicked in.”

As for Bomer with his singing, acting and dancing prowess, we ask, is there anything that Matt can’t do well?  He is great at everything, and yes, he looks good while doing it.   In case you missed the climatic musical scene, we have it for you after the jump, where Darren Criss and Bomer perform their rendition of Goyte’s hit song, Somebody That I Used To Know, and we have to say, we think it was just as good or even better than the original!  Heart-tugging and beautifully performed.

 

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Thanks for the link here. Awesome! I will watch from my DVR but couldn’t wait.

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I honestly disagree with this whole piece. While Matt Boomer is incredibly hansom and nice to look at and has a damn good voice, the episode itself to me was a flop. It has once again become the Blaine Anderson show, with over half the show being dedicated to how hard Blaine had it with his brother and blah blah blah, when in the “cliff hanger” ending prior to this episode Quinn was in a horrible car crash, and yet we get a few scenes here or there about her, no hospital scene, no reactions from the wedding goers when… Read more »

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I was going to post something very silimlar to this. It is another case of GLEE finding a guest star they want to cram in and then doing so whether it makes sense or has any meaning whatsoever. I actually was so disappointed in GLEE last night I only flipped back and forth–step one in weaning myself off altogether. I realized I was more like”GLEE comes back tonight” SIGH, knowing how much the show annoys me, than “GLEE comes back tonight! Yay!” How I would have been back in season one.

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All I can say is, “D*@*n!” I haven’t watched the episode yet, but this clip was fantastic. I think it’s the best I’ve heard all season….And I remember Matt so well from GL, especially his last storyline. He rocked it and I’m so glad to see him spreading his wings and being so successful. You asked if there’s anything he can’t do? Maybe, fail?

As for the ratings this week, I don’t think it’s that big a deal. Everyone I know is uber-busy these past two weeks. I say, bring Matt back. Yeah!

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Crystal Chappell & Hillary B. Smith To Talk Soap Careers, Venice the Series, and More In Upcoming Virtual Chat

Look for former Guiding Light, Days of our Lives and One Life to Live star, Crystal Chappell (Ex-Olivia, Carly, Maggie)  along with former As the World Turns and One Life to Live mainstay, Hillary B. Smith (Ex-Margo, Nora), who are both good friends and business partners on several projects, to make an appearance next week on The Locher Room with host and former soap publicist, Alan Locher.

As daytime and digital drama fans know, both women have won Daytime Emmys, and both are in Venice the Series, Beacon Hill and more.

Chappell was at the forefront of the web series and digital drama boom, while later both Smith and Chappell produced and directed these series and more.

Circle next week on Wednesday, September 23rd for the virtual conversation.  You can watch the livestream here. 

It all begins at 3 p,m. EST/Noon PST.  So have your questions ready for these gals!

Now, let us know below, which of Chappell’s and Smith’s daytime soap  or digital roles rate among your favorites? Comment below.

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WATCH: Matt Bomer & Tuc Watkins in Official Trailer for Netflix’s Film Adaptation of ‘Boys in the Band’

Former soap alumni are featured in the highly-anticipated film version of the Broadway revival of the classic play Boys in the Band.   In the stellar cast are former Guiding Light star, Matt Bomer (Ex-Ben) and former One Life to Live star, Tuc Watkins (Ex-David).

Matt and Tuc join Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Michael Benjamin Washington, and Robin de Jesús.  The actors reprise their roles for the film from the 2018 stage version.

Boys in the Band streams on Netflix; starting at the end of the month on September 30th

Joe Mantello directed the movie adaptation, based on the play by Mart Crowley, who passed away earlier this year.

The film centers around a group of gay men who gather together for a birthday party in 1968 New York. The night starts to unravel when a guest from the host’s past appears.

The film from Ryan Murphy released the official trailer today.  Check it out below.

Are you intrigued to see Matt and Tuc in Boys in the Band coming soon? Let us know via the comment section.

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Former AW, GL and SFT Star, Marcus Smythe Dead At 70

Sad news to report.  Marcus Smythe, who portrayed Dane Taylor on Search For Tomorrow, Peter Love on Another World, and Gordon Middleton on Guiding Light died at the age of 70 over three-year-long battle with brain cancer last week on August 20th, according to the Crescenta Valley Weekly.

Daytime fans remember Smythe in his heartthrob roles on the soaps in the 70’s and 80’s.  He also appeared on Port Charles in a short stint in the role of Dean Eldridge. Marcus died at his home with his family by his side in La Crescenta, California.

In addition throughout his career in film, TV and the theatre he worked with the likes of: Henry Fonda, Myrna Loy and Jessica Tandy.  Smythe was the recipient of Drama Logue and LA Weekly Drama Awards during his stage career in Los Angeles.

Marcus is survived by his wife, Suzanne Goddard, two sons, Harrison and Duncan, and brother Casey.

A memorial remembrance will be deferred to either electronic access or post-pandemic in-person service.  In lieu of flower tributes, the family respectfully encourages contributions to a favorite charity or Democrat in the upcoming election.  Snythe’s loved ones share they wish to reinforce to everyone that the pandemic is real and asks everyone to please wear a mask.    

Share your remembrances and condolences for Marcus via the comment section below.

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