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OLTL's Tika Sumpter decides to go off contract!

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

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Just a few hours ago, One Life to Live’s, Tika Sumpter (Layla) announced via a special video on her facebook page that she has made the decision to go off contract with the soap, and go to recurring status, starting July 3oth.  So this means, Tika will come back to One Life, when they call her and need her to work.  But the talented actress has made it clear, she wants to move on, and pursue new avenues in her career.

The sentimental and direct video to the fans was extremely impressive, emotional, and Tika asks for her loyal fan base to support her new endeavors. You can link directly to the video on facebook here. 

We wish you the best Tika always from On-Air On-Soaps! Now what do you think is going to happen to lovebirds Layla and Cristian?  Let us know!

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Wow, I think how Tika videotaped her message was great. I love it. I will miss Layla though.

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I think that they will probably wake Evangeline up and Christian will realise that he is still in love with her. The writers could do better but let’s face Layla (Tika) has always been second best and never really had good storylines. Interestingly this mirrors how the character has been written i.e. she is second best as a daughter, she wasn’t loved enough by Vincent to come first in his life and was used by Oliver to cover up the fact that he was gay. It’s a shame really because Layla (Tika) deserves better. I hope I am wrong about my prediction but that’s how I think it will go down. Anyway, I wish Tika the best with whatever she pursues in future. She is a wonderful actress.

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TONIGHT: Kelly Kruger and Ryan Paevey In Hallmark Channel’s ‘From Friend to Fiancé’

When Ted gets engaged to the high school mean girl and asks Jess, his childhood best friend, to plan their wedding, things get complicated. Her true feelings for Ted keep getting in the way … and that’s the set-up for tonight’s premiere of From Friend to Fiancé  which stars Jocelyn Hudon along with daytime drama favorites: Kelly Kruger (Mackenzie, Y&R) and Ryan Paevey (Ex-Nathan, General Hospital).

From Friend to Fiancé bows tonight on the Hallmark Channel beginning at 9PM ET and 8PM CT.  In the story, Paevey plays the man at the epicenter of all the attention, Ted, while Kruger takes on the role of Kimberly Kentwood.

This movie is part of Hallmark’s ‘Countdown to Summer’ promotion of stories that always centers around love and romance and how people come together, or break apart, and them come back together again.

The cable network sent this tweet out in anticipation of tonight’s premiere: “The wait is almost over! What will Jess do when she finds out her best friend Ted is marrying her sworn high school rival Kimberly ?”

Meanwhile, Kelly Kruger announced that she will be live-tweeting with fans at 9PM during the debut of the movie.

So, looking forward to seeing Ryan and Kelly together on-screen? Comment below.

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Y&R’s Melody Thomas Scott To Release Memoir In 2020

This ought to be a page-turner!  The one and only Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) of The Young and the Restless has been a very busy gal, not only appearing on the top-rated soap, but she has been writing her memoir set for release next year!  According to a tweet from her Literary Agent, Dr. Uwe Stender, this will be quite the highly-anticipated life story.

Stender tweeted: “I am BEYOND ecstatic to announce that ‘s memoir will be published next summer!

He added on the upcoming Thomas Scott book, “Star of the #1 daytime drama The Young and The Restless Melody Thomas Scott’s ALWAYS YOUNG AND RESTLESS, a memoir covering her career (and life struggles) from a child actress (i.e. Hitchcock’s Marnie) to become the longest-serving and beloved daytime actress on television in the same role, written with Dana L. Davis.”

Melody confirmed the memoir following up with a tweet to Stender, “Well, I guess the cat is out of the bag now! Can’t wait for all of you to read it! Now you all know what I’ve been up to!”

So, intrigued by what Melody will share about her life and her time on Y&R in her upcoming memoir? Comment below.

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Colleen Bell Named California Film Commissioner

In major news this week out of California, the state’s Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed The Bold and the Beautiful’s former producer and former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, Colleen Bell, to head up the state’s all-important film commission at a critical time.

As the new executive director of the California Film Commission, Bell will replace Amy Lemisch, who stepped down last week after 15 years.  Bell is slated to begin her position in the coming days.

As the director of the largest film commission in the country, the choice of Colleen is said to be an excellent one with her combination of production and political experience and expertise.

Bell had worked as a consultant with the California Film Commission organization since 2017 and served as the U.S. Ambassador to Hungary from 2014-2017 under then President Barack Obama.

Colleen is the wife of The Bold and the Beautiful’s executive producer, and head writer, Brad Bell.  For more on her appointment, check out the full-story from the Hollywood Reporter who broke the news.

Now below, share your congratulations for Colleen and wish her well in her new job via the comment section,

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