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Oscar Winner & Former ATWT Star Marisa Tomei to Play Lesbian Venture Capitalist On Season Two Of EMPIRE!

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Watch out Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson)!  Could it be that you may be catching the eye of another woman?  News today out of The Hollywood Reporter has a bit of juicy casting news for soap fans on many levels! Marisa Tomei has been cast in a recurring role on Fox’s smash hit sudsy, Empire for its upcoming second season!

Tomei will play the role of “Mimi Whiteman, a demanding venture capitalist who becomes involved with the Lyon family. The Forbes-list billionaire is a lover of hip-hop, social trends, high-end fashion and beautiful women.”

The talented Oscar winning actress (My Cousin Vinny) who got her start on CBS’ As the World Turns (Marcy Thompson) joins the list of other notables for season two of the Lee Daniels drama including: Chris Rock, Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz and Adam Rodriguez.  The new season of Empire premieres on Wednesday night September 23rd at 9PMEST on Fox, and the show is currently in production shooting new episodes as of last month.

What do you think about Marisa Tomei joining the cast of Empire? What do you think about her new role? Comment below!

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Forget “Empire,” I want to watch “Lesbian Venture Capitalist”!!!!

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ah-ha!! Perhaps you will !
I’m anxious for Empires return!!
ohhh goodie a ”’capitalist Lesbian Billionaire”’
hmmm wonder who will slap her down, or bed her..

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Hilarious!

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I am so excited… when one of my fave actresses… is lauded and given the limelight… or spotlight to feature

this woman… is magnitude
this woman… reels

Jessica Lange : “American Horror Story”
Marisa Tomei : “Empire”
Julianne Moore : LOL… another “oscar” winner.YES! “still, Alice”… ex-Frannie, ATWT

I followed… ATWT… stars… ongoing careers sans Oakdale…

Marissa Tomei… I love

I still haven’t seen season #1… on my DVR… I will watch and keep up… what a big show…

Rebecca1
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Ahhhh…my doppelgänger…so people say. Fantastic actress. EMPIRE is attracting quite a bit of high caliber talent. Should be fun!

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Michael Park Joins the Cast of HBO’s ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’

Two-time Daytime Emmy winner and former star of As the World Turns Michael Park (Ex-Jack Snyder), has been added to the cast of HBO’s upcoming time travel drama, The Time Traveler’s Wife.

According to Deadline, the series is adapted by former Dr. Who head writer and Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat, The Time Traveler’s Wife tells the intricate love story of Clare (Leslie) and Henry (James), and a marriage with a problem… time travel.

In it, Park will play the role of “Philip Abshire” – Clare’s father, who is said to be a high-powered Chicago lawyer, he is brisk and orderly, and expects all his children to fall into line.

The series also will star former General Hospital and Oscar winner, Jaimie Ray Newman (Ex-Kristina).  She won an Academy Award for her Live-Action Short, Skin.

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So, looking forward to seeing Michael and Jaimie in their new TV roles? Comment below.

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ATWT and OLTL Alum Mary Linda Rapelye Passes Away at 76

She got her soap start as Faith Kipling, the wife of the evil Dr. Ivan Kipling on One Life to Live (1979-1980) and later came to Oakdale and As the World Turns as lawyer, Maggie Crawford (1980-1985), and now comes sad news that actress Mary Linda Rapelye has died from a battle with cancer.

Mary Linda actually passed away last month on April 5th, and according to The Booth Bay Register she was surrounded by her her brother Gardiner Rapelye Jr. and dear friends Julianna and Will Anderson by her side.  She was 76 years old at the time of her death.

Mary Linda started a long career of acting when she was only 5.  After her part in an outdoor production at The Starlight Theater in her home town, Kansas City, Missouri, she climbed off the stage and sat in her father’s lap. This was to be the beginning of her work spanning nearly eight decades on stage, screen and television. She is best known for her roles in Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, and of course, OLTL and ATWT.  She also made a memorable appearance in the role of Irina Galliulin in the Star Trek: The Original Series third season episode “The Way to Eden”.

A Memorial and Celebration of Life is being planned this July for MaryLinda in Booth Bay.

Below is a tribute video featuring clips and moments from Rapelye’s career.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Mary Linda in the comment section.

 

 

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‘The Doctors’ Panel Participants Announced for ‘Soap Con Live’ Event

The upcoming Soap Con Live virtual event has announced that former The Doctors stars: Nancy Stafford (Felicia/Adrienne Hunt), Anna Stuart (Toni Ferra-Powers), Frank Telfer (Luke Dancy) and Marie Thomas-Foster (Lauri James-Iverson) will be on the panel representing the series on May 1 at 2:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PT.

“Classic television has been a great comfort during this challenging year,” said Joel Wertman, president of Retro TV and It’s Real Good TV parent company, Get After It Media, Inc. “Our team is honored that Retro TV has been a place audiences have turned to. We’re excited to be a part of Soap Con Live and are grateful to these stars from “The Doctors” for being a part of the event.”

Panels for other daytime soaps As the World Turns, One Life to Live and General Hospital will continue throughout the day during this free, inaugural virtual event.

The free live event will be simulcast on The Locher Room YouTube Channel, the It’s Real Good TV app, and SoapOperaDigest.com.

There will be a Q&A during the livestream events giving fans opportunities to interact with their favorite daytime stars.

Go to Soap Con Live.com for more information on the main event and virtual meet and greets and more.

So, what do you think about The Doctors panel participants? Comment below.

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