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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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‘Santa Barbara’ & GH Favorite Judith McConnell Virtual Interview On Tap

You loved her as Sophia Capwell on Santa Barbara, and the troublemaking Augusta McLeod on General Hospital, plus several other soap roles, and now fan favorite Judith McConnell is set for a virtual interview in The Locher Room.

Look for Judith to chat it up with host, Alan Locher on the upcoming Friday, October 23rd edition of the You Tube series beginning at at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m. PST.

As well as being known for her soap roles on SB and GH, Judith also played Valerie Conway on As the World Turns, Miranda Bishop on Another World and Eva Vasquez on  and One Life to Live.

In primetime, McConnell has appeared on Star Trek, Dragnet, Beverly Hillbillies, Mayberry RFD, Green Acres, Mannix and more.

To watch the livestream click here.

So, what has been your favorite Judith McConnell role in her illustrious daytime career? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Soap Vet Exec Prod and Director, Chris Goutman, Virtual Interview On Tap

The former executive producer of Another World and As the World Turns, Chris Goutman, will appear on a very special episode of The Locher Room next Friday, September 24th.

To celebrate the virtual interview show’s 200th episode, the Emmy Award-winning producer and director will join Alan Locher beginning at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m PST.   You can watch it live here.

Having started his career in the soaps an actor appearing on The Doctors, Search for Tomorrow, The Edge of Night and Texas, Goutman moved on to becoming a director and eventually an executive producer.  Chris has directed episodes of nine different daytime dramas.

Goutman currently serves as the Artistic Director, Associate Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

So, will you be tuning-in to see what Chris has to say about his time on AW and ATWT and more? Comment below.

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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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