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New ‘This Is Us’ Cast Member Blake Stadnik Performed Song ‘Memorized’ Goes Up The Charts After Season Premiere

Last week, This Is Us gave us a dazzling season four opener, which introduced the audience to several new characters … and in true ‘This Is Us’ fashion, viewers did not know how these new additions to the cast would tie-in to the core members of the Pearson family; whether it be in a flashback, in current times, or their flash-forwards.

So with that, fans of the NBC drama were introduced to a character who was a blind young man – who turns out to be a musician – who winds up being Kate and Toby’s blind son all-grown up. That part is being played by Blake Stadnik.

At the end of premiere adult Jack (Stadnik) performs the song “Memorized” in front of thousands at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles that is the emotional highpoint of the episode.  Fast-forward and the song began charting.. and last week entered the Top 20 in the U.S. iTunes store.  As of Monday September 30th, it was at #42 on the iTunes Hot 100 songs chart.

“Memorized was co-written by Siddhartha Khosla and Taylor Goldsmith,  and sung by Stadnik.

This Is Us series creator, Dan Fogelman said of the choice of Stadnik for the role of adult Jack: “He’s a trained actor and done a lot of musical theater and can sing, which was another massive quality that made the search impossible.  We wanted to find an actor who could be a leading man, and very handsome and very funny, with his bare ass on national television — but also be able to go stand in the Greek in front of a live audience and actually perform and sing a song. And so there were a lot of boxes to check.”

After the episode aired, Stadnik took to his Instagram to share his first public photo with his on-screen parents: Chris Sullivan and Chrissy Metz stating: “A little family photo.  Endless thanks to these two wonderful people and everyone at @nbcthisisus who welcomed me to the family! #thisisus #jackdamon”

Now below listen to “Memorized” one more time … and let us know if you are loving Blake as much as we are as a key addition to This Is Us via the comment section below.

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Absolutely brilliant. Throughout the episode I tried to finger out how each of the new people fit with the Pearsons. I was overjoyed when I learned this is preemie baby Jack all grown up. I worried about that baby all summer. Just because he made it home from the NICU didn’t mean he was out of the woods. I’m so happy he survives into the future.

I am very impressed with Blake Stadnik and wish him great success with this part and his career.

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I’m more in love with the show now due to Blake!! Beautiful, God-given voice and persona…………………………..a very, very, must watch!

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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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