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OLTL's Florencia Lozano's new play featured in NY Times!

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In a fantastic article out in the New York Times earlier this week, One Life to Live’s ” dead”  Tea Delgado, Florencia Lozano is featured in a write-up about her new play underneathmybed , currently playing at the Rattlestick Playwright’s Theatre in New York City. Titled: Soap Suds by Day, Political Drama at Night, the feature discusses the parallels between Florencia’s two worlds, daytime TV and writing and performing for the theatre.

David Van Asselt, artistic director of the Rattlestick, said he was drawn to Lozano’s play about the entwined political and family tumult in underneathmybed, but even more to its extensive use of Spanish, as the parents bicker in their first language and the three daughters argue and agonize in English. The play takes several twists and absurdist turns at times, and Mr. Van Asselt said he worked with Ms. Lozano and the play’s first-time director, the actor Pedro Pascal (“Some Men”), to focus the story on the central character of Daisy.  Ms. Lozano said balancing the fantastical with reality came fairly easily to her, pointing to her work on One Life to Live. Téa, who married the show’s rakish antihero four times, is now officially dead, but her body has mysteriously disappeared, and the first rule of a soap death is that anything can happen.  “I really pushed myself to take risks with my writing, to experiment and try to stay away from conventions,” Ms. Lozano said. “In that sense I think Téa helped me, because she is in a world where the most outrageous surprise is as ordinary as breathing.”

Indeed, none of her fellow soap actors seemed fazed to see her back during a recent visit to the set. Dozens of stylish dresses and pantsuits marked “Téa” remained in the wardrobe department. Asked about her character’s future, Ms. Lozano offered a sly smile and said nothing more. She gossiped breezily with her cast mates, then headed downtown to her play.

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Doe
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Well,I’m sure Ms.Lozano will be back on OLTL in the near fututre in some form or other. We need closure on this story and can’t leave Todd with another failed marriage. Can’t we give him a break.? Also, I commend Ms.Lozano on her creativity and wish her luck with her new play. But, see you soon on OLTL….

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Jamie

I am such a huge fan of Ms Lozano love her on one life to life

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Word on late Thursday afternoon is that ABC has now officially moved forward and gave a pick-up to the Roseanne spinoff series, The Conners.   

As viewers know, there had been speculation that the series would revolve around Sara Gilbert’s character of Darlene, but now the other concept with the entire family in the title is the direction the new series will go (although it is said to be the “working title” of the series.)

The Conners received a ten episode order and will make the fall TV schedule, and will reside on Tuesday night’s on ABC at 8PM.

Roseanne Barr’s controversial tweets led to the network’s swift decision to cancel her series.

In the new deal, Barr will have no financial or creative involvement in The Conners after reaching a settlement with series producer, Tom Werner.

The Conners will feature the rest of the Roseanne core cast including: John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, and Michael Fishman.

According to Deadline:  It is unclear how exactly Barr’s character will be written off but ABC describes it as “a sudden turn of events.”  On the new show, after a sudden turn of events, the Conners are forced to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before. This iconic family – Dan, Jackie, Darlene, Becky and D.J. – grapples with parenthood, dating, an unexpected pregnancy, financial pressures, aging and in-laws in working-class America. Through it all, the fights, the coupon cutting, the hand-me-downs, the breakdowns – with love, humor and perseverance, the family prevails.

In a statement ABC commented: “The Conners’ stories demonstrate that families can always find common ground through conversation, laughter and love. The spinoff will continue to portray contemporary issues that are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago.”

A major turning point to greenlight the series came when the fact that the new series does not feature Barr’s character Roseanne Conner, which rights to which she is said to maintain, paved the way for an agreement with no Barr.

So, glad to hear The Conners will continue sans Roseanne? Comment below.

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“We are so grateful for this blessing,” Longoria said HOLA! USA, who has exclusive pics of new mom and her son.

This is Longoria’s first child.  Baston has four other children from a previous message.

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Share your congrats and well-wishes in the comment section below for Eva, Jose, and Santiago,

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This marks the 13th consecutive time B&B has received this honor at the Monte Carlo Television Festival.

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Immediately following Bold’s win, Katherine and Thorsten struck a pose for the paparazzi on hand.

In a post on her Instagram standing next to Princess Charlene and Kaye, Lang related: “Every year we come it never disappoints. Thank you to Prince Albert and Princess Charlene for an amazing week in Monaco! It is always an honor to be here!”

Share your congrats for the most-watched and well-known soap around the globe, The Bold and the Beautiful, via the comment section below.

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