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OLTL's Bree Williamson Lands Role as a Shrink on SyFy's, Haven!

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One of our favorite actresses, Bree Williamson ( Jessica, One Life to Live) is putting away her days of playing a woman with a serious mental illness … DID …  and moving on to playing the other side of it – playing a mental therapist in her new role in the upcoming season of SyFy’s, Haven!

According to TV Line,  the supernatural show story editors, Lilla and Nora Zuckerman revealed the Williamson casting info this past Sunday on WormholeRiders.net’s BlogTalk Radio podcast.   “She is playing Haven‘s resident shrink.  We talk about (Adam “Edge” Copeland’s character) Dwight being the ‘cleaner,’ and  Claire (Williamson’s role)  is in a way the ‘mental cleaner,”  the duo stated.   Haven‘s 13-episode Season 3 is slated to bow later this year.

For those not familiar with the backdrop of the series Haven here is what you need to know! “Syfy’s one-hour drama series Haven, starring Emily Rose (Jericho, Brothers and Sisters) is based on the novella The Colorado Kid from renowned author Stephen King. The series follows the shrewd and confident FBI agent Audrey Parker (Rose) who has a lost past, and arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine on a routine case. Before long, her natural curiosity lands her in the epicenter of activity in this curious enclave, which turns out to be a longtime refuge for people that are affected by a range of supernatural afflictions.   As the townspeople’s dormant abilities begin to express themselves, Audrey helps keep these forces at bay while discovering the many secrets of Haven — including one surrounding her own surprising connections to this extraordinary place.”

So what do you think of Bree playing a “shrink” after playing so many alters?  We kind of dig the idea!

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i love bree williamson. she is a terrific actress. i am so happy for her. i hope bree comes to general hospital as a diffrent character in the future. i still miss bree as jessica on one life to live.

Love her. So will be checking this show out.

I am SHOCKED!!!
What happened to Bree coming to Crimson??

It’ a about face for her…Quite a different part…I wish her good luck in her new adventure….She should do well….She’s smart & beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!That gorgeous blonde hair…………..Now she’s the professional giving advice instead of getting the advice…Still miss her & others of OLTL………..I will alway’s miss OLTL…It made that much of a impression with me….Again I wish her the best of luck with her new job…It will be quite different from doing a soap opera……………….

Happy for Bree. Haven’t seen this show..sounds interesting.
Miss OLTL with her on it.

What a wonderful actress,shes beautiful and can this girl act, I love Bree williamson another favorite from one life to live ,all my precious characters from landview are going all over the place, for them I am happy ,But I would much rather see them at 2 o clock this afternoon on the best soap ever, one life to live,Good luck bree .

Happy for Bree Williamson. Talented, smart, funny and beautiful. Can’t believe I haven’t seen this show. It sounds like something my husband & I would love. And that Adam Copeland…whoa…what a hottie. Loved him as “Edge” on WWE!

I love Bree! Congratulations!

Love Bree.

She has moved on, maybe it will be contagious?

Beautiful lady- Interesting character . Well played.

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General Hospital’s Rena Sofer Remarries Sanford Bookstaver

Congratulations are in order for Rena Sofer (Lois Cerullo, General Hospital) and her longtime love, TV director and producer, Sanford Bookstaver. The couple re-tied the knot over this past weekend in a wedding ceremony.

In a post on her Instagram, Sofer shared the details, expressing, “This weekend on what would have been our 21st wedding anniversary I got to Re-Marry my best friend Sanford Booksaver once again!”

The GH star and Daytime Emmy-winner added,”The journey we are about to begin is the most exciting adventure, in a new state and town, but most thrilling is that we get to do it together as husband and wife!”

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Alluding to their time apart, Rena noted, “The three years we spent apart were humbling and heartbreaking but vital to us finding each other again. The love I have for you now is the foundation of my life. I can’t imagine another moment NOT walking through life with you hand in hand and our hearts entwined. You are the love of my life, and it’s not ‘oops we did it again, but I’m so grateful we did it again!❤️❤️❤️”

Previously, Sofer was married to GH and Days star, Wally Kurth (Ned and Justin, respectively) from 1995-1997, and the two share a daughter together, Rosabel Rosalind Kurth. Rena and Sanford were previously married from 2005 to 2017 and share a daughter together, Avalon Leone.

Share your well-wishes to Rena and Sanford as they embark on the next chapter of their lives together as a married couple via the comment section below.

 

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REPORT: Matthew Atkinson Back to The Bold and the Beautiful

When we last saw The Bold and the Beautiful’s Thomas Forrester (Matthew Atkinson), he headed out of Los Angeles with his son, Douglas (Henry Joseph Samiri) and headed to Paris. The decision to leave was prompted by Hope (Annika Noelle) turning down his marriage proposal once again, and by prodding from his sister, Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood).

Many Thope fans have wanted to see Hope and Thomas reunite and figure out where to take their relationship next, but he has been nowhere insight, and so has his portrayer, Matthew Atkinson.

However, in a new report from Soap Hub, their sources indicate that Atkinson will be back on screen next month by mid-June. In a tease, Atkinson posted a photo on his Instagram story (which has since disappeared, since IG story posts only stay up for 24 hours), where he was pointing at a TV screen behind him that showed Carter (Lawrence Saint-Victor) and Eric (John McCook) in a scene. No telling the true meaning of that snap, but it could be he is back at the show.

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As Hope and Finn (Tanner Novlan) are getting closer, the timing could just work out in the most dramatic way if Thomas were to return. Since Hope and Finn are bonding over their parents, Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) and Deacon’s (Sean Kanan), upcoming nuptials, will the doctor and the designer hit the sheets and Thomas walks in on it?

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Now let us know, when Thomas returns do you want to see him reconcile things with Hope, or do you want him back to the obsessed Thomas of the past who hatched plots to get what he wanted? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Maurice Benard Defends Sonny Going Postal, “It Could Definitely Happen”

Last Friday’s May 17th cliffhanger of General Hospital saw Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) beating up Dex (Evan Hofer) and threatening to shoot and kill both Dex and Jason (Steve Burton), who is restraining him outside the ballroom at the wedding reception of Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) and Chase (Josh Swickard).

For months, Sonny has been taking less than his prescribed dosage of medication to control his bipolar disorder.  The mobster has no idea that he has been duped by Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart), who is the one that set this dangerous situation in motion, in an effort to eliminate Sonny and eventually Jason from interfering in Pikeman taking over the territory.

One fan questioned the validity of Sonny’s reaction to Dex and Jason after the pei, when he took to X and expressed, “People off their medications don’t necessarily go around hitting people and being out of control. This was the WRONG message to send. I don’t expect anything from Frank Valentini and General Hospital anymore, but you could’ve (and should’ve) stopped it cold.”

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Maurice Benard replied back to that comment and defended the actions of Sonny given the circumstances. The three-time Daytime Emmy-winner shared, “This is true but when you have a character like Sonny who’s volatile and is drinking and is manic and his thoughts are taken him over it could definitely happen like I said, ‘bipolar ain’t pretty.”‘

GH has portrayed Sonny’s battle with mental illness and the importance of keeping on your meds, plus the issues surrounding it for years. However, some fans have not been pleased by this latest plot point.

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The pick-up of the story begins tomorrow on Monday, May 20th where teasers for the episode share: Sonny is horrified. Blaze consoles Kristina (who walked in on her dad threatening Jason and Dex) and Jason summons Carly.

So, what did you think of the plot point of Sonny threatening to kill Dex and Jason, after beating up Dex, given his growing paranoia? Comment below.

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