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Michelle Stafford Chats On Plans For Stafford Project, Her Guest Stars & Auditioning!

The Stafford Project is a bonafide hit! The web series developed and created by two-time Daytime Emmy winner Michelle Stafford with her pals Paige Dorian And Paige Long has been must see viewing every time Michelle announces a new episode is about to be posted!

In an full-length interview with Soap Opera Uncensored with a few quotes also posted from it in a joint piece with Huffington Post Canada, Stafford relates what the plans are for the series:  “When you’re doing a show like this, you don’t necessarily think of the outcome more than doing something truthful that people can relate to. There are so many people who want to jump on. We have a lot of production companies who want to take us to the next level saying, ‘We want to package it and take it to Netflix.’ We’re like, ‘Huh?’ So, my partners and I made an agreement to finish the 10 episodes. This way no one can come in and f–k with it. We wanted a complete arc for this character, so people can see the season and get who this woman is. We didn’t want anyone to come in and change anything because that’s just the worst.”

Recently, Stafford revealed on Twitter that she was auditioning for a role on ABC’s primetime series, Scandal.  She spoke of why the decision to let her followers know which is in line with letting the fans know she is not coming back to Y&R any time soon!  “I know I shouldn’t have tweeted that (considering the jinx rule), but there are so many fans who tweet me daily about coming back to ‘Y&R.’ As much as I totally appreciate it, I’ve moved on. I guess because Phyllis is in a coma, I’d say about 35 percent of fans think I’ll come out of it. I’m not, but watch “The Stafford Project.” I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings but I’m doing other stuff.”

As for the hilarious star-turn appearances by Kelly Preston and former Y&R cast mate Joshua Morrow (Nick Newman) that has had fans totally abuzz with the show and how that came about,  Stafford said ,”The only episode that wasn’t planned was the one with Kelly Preston because she really wanted to be in the show, so we wrote that special just to put her in it and throw in the soap opera aspect. With Josh Morrow’s episode, Josh came up with the character, so we did that right away because we thought it was very funny.”

So what do you think of The Stafford Project and where it is heading? Wanting to see more?   Let us know!

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ricardo
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ricardo

good for michelle. she is a wonderful actress. now they need to recast the role of phyllis. recast her with liz keifer ex blake guiding light. oh also robin christopher ex sky gh. both of them are great sexy ladies, who can act.

Lynn
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How about recasting her with Cynthia Watros?

heidi
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heidi

Yes… I am happy for Michelle!

SZima
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SZima

I’d love to see her on Scandal…my favorite show!

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k/kay

Looks like she is having fun so I for one am happy for anyone who is doing something they love. Do I want a recast NO! JFP has moved away from this character and has other stories she is telling and once she finishes putiing the rest of the nails in the character of Sharon she will be thrilled. I hop SC finds something she loves I wish she had the guts like MS to just walk.

Jacqueline
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Jacqueline

Great. Hope you get the job. Sure most of your fans want you back at Y&R, that’s where we first met you and became your biggest fans. You’ve moved on and when the great Phyllis is recasted we will move on as well. We truly wish you well with all things.

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Bittersweet Michelle. Y&R fans want you back so bad because of who you are and how pivotal your character is BUT with your talent, daytime loss is everyone else’s gain. SP is so good and it is nice to watch something for only about ten minutes and be totally fulfilled. Your show is like popping one of the Andes chocolate mints in your mouth when you have a craving for chocolate. Yummy!

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ABC’s Vicki Dummer & William Burton Among Executive Exits In Disney TV Cuts; Both Oversaw Aspects Of General Hospital

In a major reshuffling of the executive infrastructure at Disney/ABC, several lay-offs were handed-down including to longtime ABC executive Vicki Dummer who most recently was Head of Current Series Programming, ABC Entertainment,

In her position, Dummer oversaw the creative aspects from the network level for General Hospital.  Vicki had been with the company for over 24 years and was a noted longtime fan of the show in interviews she had given during her tenure.

 

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Back in September of 2018, William Burton was given the position of SVP and Head Of Daytime, Sports and Syndicated Development/Production for ABC Entertainment.  He had been in charge of the the business operations for General Hospital at a network level, while Dummer continued to handle the creative.  However today, Burton was also let-go.

The exits come as ABC and Hulu have consolidated original content under Craig Erwich, and 20th Television and Touchstone TV under Karey Burke.

The layoffs are believed to have effected 12 staff members mostly at the executive level.

Deadline broke the news and then updated their story later today.

Just who and what department in the new structuring will take over General Hospital remains to be seen.  We will keep you posted once any additional news or announcements are made.

So, what do you think of the exits of Vicki Dummer and William Burton? Comment below.

 

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GL & ATWT Alum Tom Pelphrey On His Role in ‘Mank’: “I Got To Say Rosebud On-Screen with Gary Oldman, in a David Fincher Film. Pretty Cool.”

What we all knew first, everyone in Hollywood and all of America is becoming to realize;  that Tom Pelphrey (Ex-Jonathan, Guiding Light, Mick, As the World Turns) is just a naturally-gifted actor able to tap into such deep emotional depths in every part he plays that make him a stand-out in every project he is in.

Now, this two-time Daytime Emmy winner, who is coming off a critically-acclaimed run in season 3 of Nerflix’s Ozark, can be seen in one of the talked about potential Oscar contenders, the film, Mank.

In the David Fincher film, Pelphrey plays Joseph Mankiewicz the brother to Gary Oldman’s Herman “Mank” Mankiewicz, and in a new interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Tom realizes the enormity of one of the key and most famous words in cinema history that he gets to say during Joseph’s reaction to Mank’s script for Citizen Kane … “rosebud”.

Pelphrey shared on the revelation that his line in the film is part of a huge historic fabric of cinema history: ““Oh my god. I didn’t even think about that. Wow. When you work on something like this, you really try to do your job to the best of your ability, and you really just focus on the task at hand.”

He added, Y”ou don’t really stop and consider the whole big thing- at least I didn’t. But you don’t want to get too swept up in that or get intimidated. You want to just come in, focus on your work and put your head down. And yeah, now is the time to sit back and say, ‘I got to say Rosebud on-screen with Gary Oldman, in a David Fincher film.’ Pretty cool.

Mank, is now available in select theatres and streams beginning on December 4th on Netflic.

So, excited to see Tom in Mank? Comment below.  But first, check out this trailer from the film,

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Soap Vet and ‘Selling Sunset’ Star, Chrishell Stause Dating DWTS Pro Keo Motsepe

On Wednesday, former All My Children, Days of our Lives, Y&R, and current Selling Sunset star, Chrishell Stause had some intriguing personal news revealed.  She is now dating Dancing with the Stars pro, Keo Motsepe.

Stause, who also competed on this season’s ABC ballroom dance floor competition, was rumored to have been dating her actual pro partner, Gleb Savchenko, when Gleb’s marriage to his wife dissolved.  Chrishell shut down the rumor mill on social media and let it be known that she and Savchenko were nothing more than good friends.

But instead, it appears Chrishell is linked to another dancer from the show … enter Keo.   As DWTS viewers know, Motsepe was the pro partner of another former soap star, Anne Heche (Ex-Vicky/Marly, Another World) during the just completed season of the show,.

The couple made their relationship official on Instagram with Motsepe, posting a pic on his account of him giving Chrishell a kiss on the cheek. and another subsequent post on his Instagram story..  Meanwhile, Stause shared a workout of the two masked-up.

Stause was previously married to former soap star and current member of the cast of This Is Us, Justin Hartley.  The couple divorced in 2019.

So, what do you think about the news of Chrishell and Keo as a couple? Comment below.,

 

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