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Olivier Martinez Joins The Cast Of REVENGE As The On-Screen Father Of Karine Vanasse!

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Some interesting casting news hot on the heels of the news yesterday, that Karine Vanasse (Margaux) will be upped to series regular if ABC’s Revenge gets picked-up for a fourth season!

TV Line revealed today that none other than Halle Berry’s husband, actor Olivier Martinez, has signed on with the soap in the Hamptons to play the on-screen father of Vanasse!  Martinez will have the recurring role of Pascal LeMarchal, the media magnate father to Margaux!

What we know is that Pascal is a cutthroat businessman who has a history with Conrad (Henry Czerny), and history with Victoria (Madeleine Stowe).  Is he a love from her past?

With Martinez embarking on his new role on Revenge, this marks the French actor’s biggest TV commitment.  And as for wife Halle Berry, she is set to star on CBS this summer in the drama series, Extrant!

What do you think about the casting of Olivier Martinez on Revenge?  Sound intriguing?  Let us know!

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Jeff
Jeff

Interesting news; isn’t he a little young to play Karin Vanasse’s father?

rebecca1
rebecca1

She’s 30…he’s 48.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Always thought he was hot…loved him in films. Was totally mesmerizing in Unfaithul. However, once he beat the crap out of Gabriel Aubry I’m no longer a fan.

I’ll continue to watch because I love the show…I have no doubt he’ll be great in the role…but I have no respect for him as a person.

Laura
Laura

I totally agree with you. I’ll just fast forward through his scenes. Kind of put a dent in the show for me.

Shay
Shay

Amen, rebecca1!!!! Thought highly of the guy when he was with Kylie Minogue throughout her illness and was disappointed when they parted, but never got the whole Berry thing with him. They both seem bonkers. As for the gorgeous Gabriel, I would have preferred to see him on “Revenge!” Perhaps not as skilled in the acting sense as Martinez, but definitely a far better man and more to my liking in the looks department! (Yes, I know you already consider me to be superficial….can’t help it, I like them blond boys…LOL.) ; )

rebecca1
rebecca1

hahahha…I can be quite the superficial myself when it comes to looks Shay! Naaaa…lemme clafiry. Looks only go so far in REAL life. But there’s no shortage of my boy crushes…from Gabriel to Jonathan Rhys Myers, Orlando Bloom, Jude Law, Henry Cavill, the list goes on and on and on…thank goodness!!! 😉

Shay
Shay

So you go for those “Brit Boys,” too!!! There is something about them….they just seem more sophisticated and stylish! I’ve been this way like, forever! It started in the formative years of the ’80’s with those pop bands like Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet, not to mention the late, great Robert Palmer! Then it made its way into the acting field. About the only Yank who captured my imagination to the same extent was James Spader….loved, loved, loved him through all his prepster roles and upper crust villainy. Alas, I finally gave up on him when he crossed into “character actor” territory…he is still undeniably talented, but for me it’s just too sad to watch him now when I think of his immensely handsome youth! : ( I know, I know, “superficial!” LOL…..

rebecca1
rebecca1

Not superficial. I have to clarify again. I love/lust with the best of em…maybe more. I just don’t discount people, real or fictional…cause I’m a mushball too. So, if a character is deemed worthy in my eyes, I’ll defend them…again, in real life too. But yes, YES!!! I have such a list of lustees!

Alak and alas, poor James. He was tres sexy in Sex, Lies and Videotape…in his day. Still a superb actor but man! Say no more…

As for the Brit boys…I think it’s the accent…from other countries as well…Jonathan Rhys Is Irish as is Colin Farrell, Keith Urban New Zealand, Eric Bana, Hugh Jackman, Chris Hemsworth, Simon Baker, Alex O’Loughlin from Hawaii Five O is Australian…even Daniel (Josh Bowman) is English…Gunner from Nashville (Sam Palladio…English) there’s way too many to count!

But who am I kidding. Even on mute they’re all stunning! 😉

By the way, sent you a long response on Nashville post…not sure if I didn’t hit send or Michael decided we should take out chat outside!

Shay
Shay

Can take or leave Aiden….no biggie. And I don’t even mind that you champion Margaux….although I am really turned off by her, she certainly doesn’t rate “Sabrina” territory for me, so I just say to each their own on that one…LOL. By the way, in total agreement on Simon Baker…have been a great follower of his since “The Guardian!” Some of the other mentions, not so much….you seem more “equal opportunity” on the issue of blond vs. brunette, while I am pretty squarely in the fair-haired boys camp! (And speaking of, I am also loving the actor portraying James “Jimmy” Kent on “Downton”…what a cheeky cutie!) But you are so right on our poor James S…..quite tragic! I have a collection of his best film performances on video from when he was still in his prime…sigh. Will check for the missing Nashville post…sometimes that happens to me, too. I’m never sure if my messages just time out or are moderated out of existence….that does happen sometimes when my observations are a bit too sharp!!!!! Haha….

Tamara
Tamara

I’ll be glad to get some back story on Margaux. However, if they don’t “age him up” with make up or something the fact that he doesn’t look old enough to be her father will be a bit of a distraction.

Nk3play2
Nk3play2

I’m not liking this at all because I’ve hated Margeaux from day 1, almost as much I hate Aiden.

Shay
Shay

Me too….in fact, I wrote a none-too-glowing critique on her in the last Revenge thread regarding her character, and it must have been judged as being too harsh since it didn’t get posted. But yes, there is something very off-putting about her….She is just….. ugh!!!!

rebecca1
rebecca1

haha!! gloves back on! I LIKE Margaux (sp?). I think she’s beautiful, elegant, wise, and a refreshing light amdst the sea of deliciious “evil doers.” Until and if proven wrong…I welcome her sophisticated, sunny disposition. And…I’m curious to see where her loyalties will lie as the PLOT THICKENS… (music please…)

rebecca1
rebecca1

oh. and I think Aidan is hot…

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DAYS Paul Telfer New Film ‘Green Rush’ Which He Co-Wrote, Produced & Stars Set For Release

We all know that Days of our Lives’ Paul Telfer can play bad, very bad, because over the years his Salem alter-ego, Xander Cook, has done some pretty terrible things to many people.

Well, get ready to be terrified again by Telfer in a different role, and in a film that he co-wrote, produced and also stars in called Green Rush.

Telfer tweeted the good news on Friday that thef ilm got picked up by Lionsgate, and is currently scheduled for release on April 14 on UHD, On Demand, and Redbox.

In Green Rush, Telfer playa a criminal named Ticker, who has a clock in Roman numerals tattooed on his face.  His evil-doer sidekicks are known as Swift and Adder, and are played by actors Alexius Zellner and Misha Crosby (who has also appeared on the British soap Hollyoaks.)

In story, the criminals are out to steal from a medical marijuana grower named Rob and his pregnant wife, Maria.

MMA fighter, Andre Fili also makes his acting debut in the film.

Check out the trailer below.

Now,  let us know if you will be checking out Paul in his new film coming in April via the comment section.

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‘Grand Hotel’s’ Lincoln Younes Cast As Lead In CW’s Reboot Pilot of ‘The Lost Boys’

In intriguing casting news, Australian-born actor, Lincoln Younes (Ex-Home and Away and most recently ABC’s Grand Hotel, where he played Danny) has landed one of the leading roles in CW’s reboot and upcoming pilot of The Lost Boys based on the 1987 movie.

Joining Younes in the other lead roles in the pilot will be Braeden Cook (Industry) and Ruby Cruz (Castle Rock).

According to Deadline the series is said to be about the following: “When a mother and her Gen Z sons, one played by Cook, move to the seaside town where she grew up, they discover there’s a sinister reason the local cool kids sleep all day, party all night, never grow up and never get old. Family bonds are tested as the brothers find themselves on opposite sides of a mythological struggle. Based on the 1987 cult classic that revolutionized how we think about vampires.”

In The Lost Boys reboot, Younes plays Benjamin, the charismatic leader of the gang of vampires in the town. It is a version of the David character played in the movie by Kiefer Sutherland.

The pilot is written by Heather Mitchell and Rob Thomas and will be directed by Marcos Siega.

So, what do you think of a TV version and reboot of The Lost Boys? Comment below.

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Lee Phillip Bell, Legendary Co-Creator Of Y&R and B&B, Passes Away

The entire soap world and daytime community is saddened today with the news of the passing of a true icon and TV pioneer, Lee Phillip Bell.

According to her children, William James Bell, Brad Bell (EP and head writer, B&B) and Lauralee Bell Martin (Christine, Y&R), Lee passed away on February 25th at the age of 91.

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They shared: “Our mother was a loving and supportive wife, mother and grandmother.  Gracious and kind, she enriched the lives of all who knew her. We will miss her tremendously.”

Born in Chicago, Illinois on June 9, 1928, Bell was co-creator, along with her late husband William J. Bell, of two of daytime television’s most successful dramas: The Young and the Restless (Y&R), and The Bold and the Beautiful (B&B).

Bell’s career as a broadcast journalist began in Chicago, where she hosted and produced her own show, The Lee Phillip Show, for CBS TV for over 30 years. A pioneer in the evolution of the afternoon talk show format, Bell was a trailblazer in the exploration of timely social issues and concerns.  Additionally she produced and narrated numerous award-winning specials and documentaries covering social concerns such as foster children, the subject of rape, children and divorce, and babies born to women in prison, to name a few.. Bell interviewed heads of state such as Presidents Gerald Ford and Ronald Regan; film actors Judy Garland, Clint Eastwood and Jerry Lewis; musicians such as The Rolling Stones and The Beatles; television and stage stars such as Lucille Ball, Jack Benny and Oprah Winfrey; and many other politicians, authors, journalists, fashion designers and rock stars.

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She was awarded 16 regional (Chicago) Emmy awards and numerous Golden Mike awards. Bell is also the recipient of the Alfred I. Dupont/Columbia University Award for the special The Rape of Paulette, the first program in Chicago to explore the issue.  In 1977, she was the first woman to receive the coveted Governors Award from the Chicago chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.  In 1980, she was named “Person of the Year” by the Broadcast Advertising Club of Chicago and the “Outstanding Woman in Communications” by the Chicago YMCA.  She also received the Salvation Army’s William Booth Award for her distinguished career in communications and social service. Bell won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series as co-creator of The Young and the Restless in 1975 and was recipient of the Daytime Emmys’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.

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In addition to her children, Lee Phillip Bell is survived by her daughters-in-law Maria Arena Bell and Ambassador Colleen Bell, her son-in-law Scott Martin and eight grandchildren.

Since the news of Lee’s death, many stars from daytime have been sharing their remembrances and condolences of this great woman and what she meant to them.  We will share more on this story later today.

For now, share your condolences for the Bell family and your thoughts on the passing of this icon, Lee Phillip Bell in the comment section below.

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