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More Y&R Stunt Casting – Elinor Donahue to wed Billy and Victoria!

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From Susan Olsen, to Sean Young ,to Eric Roberts, and now add to the list, 50’s sitcom star, Elinor Donahue, when The Young and the Restless will go 1950s retro for the September 8 wedding of Victoria Newman and Billy Abbott.  (Played by Amelia Heinle and Billy Miller)

According to TV Guide Magazine, ” The star-crossed lovers, both of whom suffer from major daddy issues, ironically cemented their relationship last July while watching a Father Knows Best marathon on TV.  To commemorate that, the soap has hired one of the stars from the beloved sitcom, Elinor Donahue who played teenager Betty Anderson — to officiate the ceremony.  Appropriately, Donahue will play a character named Judge Anderson.”

Y&R co-head writer, Scott Hamner stated: “Relationship and romance is partly about trying to achieve a retro-fantasy of better, simpler times — bringing Elinor on amps up that homage to the perfect famil. We have great admiration for Elinor. She’s an iconic part of our collective psyche and it seemed like we couldn’t do it without her. We love her!”

As we also reported here at On-Air On-Soaps last week ,Eric Roberts is heading to Drew Pinsky’s Celebrity Rehab. According to TVG, “Eric has interrupted his run as lawyer Vance Abrams to join the reality series.  But he will not be replaced in the role. Roberts’ wife, Eliza, revealed on E! that her hubby smokes too much of the wacky weed (he has a legal prescription) and needed help from Dr. Drew to get over his habit. Y&R exec producer Maria Bell is fine with that. “We support Eric Roberts in his decision and it does not affect his continuing on Y&R,” says Bell in a statement. “We are thrilled to have him in this role.”

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i am all for what the other bloggers like daytime confidential are saying with yr. that entire writing crew needs to go. its time for lml to return. michael what has maria said to you? i know your a huge fan of hers like your friend nelson branco.

when you copied this from tvguide magazine it also copied their comments.

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yw. what do you think about yr and has maria said anything to you?

General Hospital

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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Guiding Light

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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Dancing with the Stars

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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