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Nicollette Sheridan Exiting ‘Dynasty’ & Releases Her Own Statement To Clarify Why; Role May Be Recast

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Over the last 16 hours news that former Knots Landing favorite, Nicollette Sheridan is departing her role of Alexis Carrington on CW’s Dynasty has sent some shockwaves through the series and its fans.  Sheridan took on the iconic role, originally played by Joan Collins in the original ABC sudsy version, less than a year ago, when the character came back on to the canvas towards the second half of the first season

In the first statement from the CW on her decision to exit, it read: “Nicollette Sheridan will be leaving Dynasty in order to focus on some personal family responsibilities.  She was a valuable asset to the show and we wish her continued success in the future.”

According to TV Line who broke the news; Sheridan will make her final appearance as Alexis in March.  Sources are reporting that the role may be recast.

In addition, Sheridan then released her own statement to clarify why she is exiting the pivotal role at this time stating: “Working on the Dynasty reboot and reprising the iconic role of Alexis has been thoroughly enjoyable, but the chance to spend precious time with my terminally ill mother is more important to me right now. I am profoundly grateful to Mark Pedowitz (The CW) and David Stapf (CBS) for graciously allowing me to return to Los Angeles to be with her, and I wish them and everyone associated with the show nothing but continued success. I am hopeful that my fans will embrace my successor with as much passion as they embraced me.”

With Sheridan’s exit that makes the series third major casting loss with Nathalie Kelly (the original Cristal) and James Macay (Steven) also gone from the series.

Meanwhile, this season of Dynasty marches on Friday’s at 8/7 on the CW.  The series has been renewed for a third season.

So, sad to hear Nicollette is stepping away from Dynasty? If the show were to recast, who now could fill the shoes of Alexis Carrington? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Shelley Dinner
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Shelley Dinner

Family first!♥️

Jimh
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Jimh

i was going to say the same..family is the most important and should always come first

Patrick
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Patrick

Ms. Sheridan returneth high yield : atop her reign. DONE I have loved this woman’ class… the way she carries … Sexy Plus her last marriage finalized August, 2018. perhaps it’s now time to nest she certainly never had it , it seems, when it comes to commitment (s) knot’s Landing: I cheered her on.. when she interloped vexed and channeled her own energies onto that cul de sac, no? that ready made “familial” of karen, Val, even Donna, Plus Laura. oh god it was made even more savory w: Nicolette Sheriden : Paige Lisa Hartman : Cathy Michelle Phillips… Read more »

Bren
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Bren

Ava from GH bye bye. you would make a great Alexis Carrington

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Family definitely comes first; I wasn’t sold on her casting and, while she’s done fine, I didn’t really connect to her as Alexis. Ultimately, in recasting, I’d love to see someone from daytime take ahold of the role. I’d love to see Eileen Davidson take creative control of the role as an actress. She’d be delicious as Alexis.

Rodd
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Rodd

I wish her and her mother well.

Boop
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Boop

Is Heather Lochlear available?

Momo
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Momo

Heather is dealing with a lot of issues. She needs to get healthy.

Boop
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Boop

Yes, Momo, I read about her problems; I am praying that she is on the road to recovery.

Momo
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Momo

I hope so!

Jeffrie
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Jeffrie

Well of course Heather Locklear would be perfect!,,,,,

James
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James

How this show survives while the much superior Dallas reboot was cancelled baffles me. This show is a cartoon

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Clearly an admirable, noble track for Ms. Sheridan. I have written enthusiastic, supportive things on these pages about the Dynasty reboot. But I stopped watching at the end of last season. To me, the heart and soul of this incarnation of Dynasty, as in the original, were the characters of Cristal (Krystle) and Steven. When I learned that Nathalie Kelly would not return this season, I gave up on the show. Now reading that James Macay is also gone solidifies my decision. I will say that I did enjoy the the actors playing Fallon and Sammy Joe (in the reboot),… Read more »

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jaybird369

James…oh, I agree…TOTALLY!!!!! I (myself) stopped watching the current Dynasty reboot about a month ago. LONG LIVE THE ORIGINAL 1980’S DYNASTY!!!!!!!!!!

Have a good one, Brother.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Thank you, jaybird369!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

James…you’re welcome.

Have a good one, Brother!!!!!

Iakovos
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Iakovos

As much as I enjoy Miss Sheridan, I find THE CW’s DYNASTY is unwatchable. Seems almost too campy and silly. Even heightened melodrama must be played as truth. I do not feel it here. It is difficult to root for anyone or care plot to plot.

Kit
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Kit

While I never really saw Nicollette as Alexis, she has grown on me in the role. My initial thoughts for the role ran more toward Grant Show’s old cast mates from Melrose Place: Marcia Cross or Josie Bissett.

Colin
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Colin

They should hire Yasmine Bleeth. What a trip that would be for Ryan’s Hope viewers circa 1984! Lol. When Grant Show and her played young lovers.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Teri Hatcher is within the age group and can play bitchy

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Barbara from Atlanta

I don’t have an opinion on the re-cast for Alexis (but, frankly, questioned whether Sheridan was the best choice for the part). However, on a somewhat related point…… After Michelle Stafford left Y&R, I’ve always thought Sheridan would fantastic as a recast for Phyllis Summers on Y&R. Gina Tognoni has never struck me as “right” for Phyllis, largely because I think she is too young for the role. It is hard to reconcile Tognoni’s Phyllis being the mother of late 30s/early 40’s Daniel Romalotti. Stafford will always be the “real” Phyllis to me. However, if she isn’t available, Sheridan (with… Read more »

Alan
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Alan

If they actually decide to go the recast route I would suggest Eileen Davidson…

Bryan
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Bryan

I couldn’t agree more Alan. Eileen would make a great Alexis. Imagine how great scenes between her and Liz Gillies (Fallon) would be.

Momo
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Momo

I wish her well and best wishes to her during this trying time. She can always do another show. She’ll never get time with her mother again.

Michael
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Michael

Joan Collins?

James
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James

Zoe Lucker should be the new Alexis! She killed it on Footballer’s Wives!

Rosie
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Rosie

Hey Nicolette this is Rosie in NYC I always had a great amount of love and respect for you sweetheart since I watched you on the ABC show Paper Dolls and I have it on DVD you and I truly loved John Waite I still love him but I am so glad you’re caring for your mom I’m extremely devastated that your mom is terminally ill my mom and I are truly heartbroken stay strong

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Krista Allen is The Bold and the Beautiful’s New Taylor Hayes

In a shocking casting move, former Days of our Lives star, Krista Allen (Ex-Billie Reed from 1996-1999) has replaced long time B&B favorite, Hunter Tylo in the role of Dr. Taylor Hayes.

According to EW.com, Allen will take over the role of beginning on December 10th. Tylo, had previously played the role of Taylor for over three decades on the CBS daytime drama series.

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The report also notes that The Bold and the Beautiful did reach out to Hunter about reprising her signature role but was unsuccessful.

For fans of the show, Taylor has been absent for many key story points since 2019 including: her son Thomas’ brain surgery and the recent marriage of her daughter, Steffy’s marriage to Finn, plus the birth of her grandson and more.

In a tweet following the casting news being announced, Allen shared on her Twitter account: “This is gonna be a fun one! Very excited to step into this iconic role and be back on Daytime after 25 years! … Omg T-W-E-N-T-Y F-I-V-E years?”

Krista will start taping at B&B’s CBS Television City soundstage this Thursday, October 28th, and will share her first scenes with Thorsten Kaye (Ridge). Will there be trouble ahead in his marriage of Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Ridge with NuTaylor back in the picture?

Allen was recently seen on the TV series 9-1-1, and numerous primetime and film appearances.

So, what do you think of Krista Allen becoming the recast Dr. Taylor Hayes? Comment below.

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Stars React to Alec Baldwin Fatally Shooting Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins & Injuring Director, Joel Souza, In Prop Gun Mishap On Set of ‘Rust’

UPDATED: Over the last 24 hours, the entertainment world has been stunned, by the horrific incident that took place on the set of the western drama Rust, while it was shooting scenes in New Mexico.

What is known is that Alec Baldwin (Ex-The Doctors, Knots Landing) discharged a prop gun that killed Director of Photography, Halyna Hutchins and injured director, Joel Souza.  The film also stars Frances Fisher (Ex-Edge of Night) and Jensen Ackles (Ex-Days of our Lives). Baldwin is also a producer on the film.

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According to Variety, the prop gun contained a “live single round,” according to an email sent by IATSE Local 44 to its membership.

On Friday, Alec Baldwin made a statement via Twitter on his Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter feed, expressing: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Yesterday, The Sante Fe Sheriff’s Departments originally shared that “Hutchins, 42, and Souza, 48 were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin.  Ms. Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Mr. Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical center where he was undergoing treatment for his injuries. This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”

This morning, Frances Fisher revealed in a twitter conversation with Patricia Arquette, that director Joel Souza had been released from the hospital.  Meanwhile, photographs of a distraught Baldwin emerged following the shooting.

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The news of the Baldwin prop gun incident, isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Jon-Erik Hexum was killed on October 18, 1984, on the set of the TV show Cover Up when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun loaded with blanks. Then, in 1993, Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died from a prop gun accident on the set of The Crow by a cast member.

As the news made its way through the entertainment community and mainstream news, several soap stars shared their reactions to the fatal shooting accident.

General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) expressed: “Feeling so sad for everyone involved in the tragedy on the #RustMovie set. I do know the film was staffed with experienced, thoughtful professionals. Please, let’s wait until we have the facts. Nothing positive will come from passing judgement or casting aspersions before then.”

General Hospital and Dynasty’s Emma Samms (Holly, Fallon) shared on her friend Jon-Erik Hexum’s death: This AWFUL tragedy on #Rust is unfathomable to me. If all on-set protocols were being adhered to, how, on earth, could it have happened? After what happened to Brandon Lee and my dear friend Jon-Erik Hexam, the firearm protocols became incredibly strict. I was told (when I was with him at the hospital afterwards) that Jon-Erik had been working with a completely empty gun all morning. A blank (still very dangerous) was loaded and then immediately there was a delay. Exhausted, he was allowed to fall asleep – loaded gun in hand. hey woke him, but there was immediately another delay. Jon-Erik put the gun to his head, forgetting it now contained a blank, (because he had just woken up) and jokingly pulled the trigger. He was not the kind of person to play around with a loaded gun. #fortherecord”

We will continue to post reactions and update this story.

What are your thoughts on the fatal shooting on the set of Rust? Comment below.  How can this not happen again, so everyone is safe in this working environment when ‘dangerous’ props are called for or used to make a movie or a TV show?

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Natalie Morales Set to Join ‘The Talk’ After Exiting NBC News

Looks like the The Talk table will now be set, as Natalie Morales will be added to the line-up of co-hosts for the CBS daytime afternoon series.

Although CBS would offer no official word or comment after the story on her coming to the series ran in the Daily Mail, Natalie would join: Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots, Jerry O’Connell and Akbar Gbajabiamila on the panel.

This comes after Morales exited NBC News this morning after 22 years for an “unspecified new opportunity”.  However, she will continue to appear on Dateline’s 30th season throughout the rest of year.

The longtime Today Show anchor told staffers she was moving on expressing in a note: “To my Dateline and Today show families, it’s very hard to say goodbye… and we all know in this business it’s never goodbye but see you later. I’m eternally grateful for the support and deep friendships that will remain no matter where our paths lead.  I have so much to be thankful for and for every one of you who helped me get here… muchísimas gracias mis amigos.”

Tom Mazzarelli, the EP of Today also wrote in a note to staff that “Morales been offered an opportunity she’s passionate about and has decided to step away from NBC News after an incredible two-decade career here.”

Natalie previously anchored Access Hollywood from 2016 to 2019 and continued to be the West Coast anchor of Today.

So, what do you think of Natalie Morales, becoming a main co-host on The Talk? Good fit? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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