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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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As the World Turns Alum Marnie Schulenburg Passes Away at 37

Heartbreaking news to report.  As the World Turns alum, Marnie Schulenburg, has died at the young age of 37-years-old.

Schulenburg had been battling stage 4 metastatic breast cancer since 2020.

Soap fans remember her portrayals as Alison Stewart on As the World Turns from 2007-2010 and  as Jo Sullivan on Prospect Park’s reboot of One Life to Live in 2013.

According to Soap Opera Digest, Marnie passed away a few days shy of her 38th birthday.

The Flux Theatre Ensemble, in which Marnie participated and performed in shared their sorrow on Facebook noting: “We’re mourning the loss of Marnie Schulenburg, a beloved member of Flux’s family and an extraordinary actor who performed in and helped develop so many Flux shows, including MARIAN, HEARTS LIKE FISTS, PRETTY THEFT, and ANGEL EATERS. We love you so much, and we will miss you always.”

Marnie is survived by husband Zack Robidas and daughter, Coda, who is just two-years-old.

We will continue to update this story as remembrances are posted in Marnie’s honor.

Share you condolences to Marnie’s family and your thoughts in the comment section below.

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ATWT Alum Alexandra Chando Cast in NBC Pilot Based on Dutch Show ‘Adam & Eva’

In casting news, Alexandra Chando (Ex-Maddie, As the World Turns) had been tapped to play one of the leading roles in the upcoming untiled NBC pilot based on the Dutch series, Adam & Eva.

Chando will be joined by Younger star, Ben Rappaport as the epicenter of the proposed series.

The log lines share that the project is both funny and heartfelt and will chronicle the epic love and lives of two complete strangers, Adam (Rappaport) and Eva (Chando), whose multiple run-ins begin to defy coincidence, leading both to believe in fate.

According to Deadline, Alexandra’s role of Eva is said to be an aspiring artist and force of nature whose relationship and views on fate are put to the test when she meets Adam.

Alexandra commented on social media:Immensely excited and grateful to be apart of this incredible show.”

As the World Turns fans will remember Chando received a Daytime Emmy nomination for her performances back in 2007 and she was previously seen in The Lying Game and Sneaky Pete.

So, intrigued on the proposed series featuring Chando? Comment below.

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Julianne Moore Pays Tribute to ATWT’s Kathryn Hays: “I Am in Indebted to Her and So Saddened by Her Loss”

The soap world has been in mourning since last Friday with the news of the passing of As the World Turns icon, Kathryn Hays (Kim Hughes).  The beloved actress passed away a few weeks ago at the age of 87.

Now, Hays former on-screen stepdaughter and niece, Oscar winner, Julianne Moore (Ex-Frannie/Sabrina Hughes) took to Instagram over the weekend to share her heartfelt remembrance and grief of working with Hays early in her acting career on ATWT.

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Moore shared: “The beautiful and gracious Kathryn Hays has passed away. I worked with Kathryn on As the World Turns at the beginning of my career and she treated me with such kindness and generosity, and demonstrated in her every action how to be professional on a set. I am indebted to her and so saddened by her loss. My thoughts are with her family – she spoke to me so often of her daughter. I hope they know what a profound influence Kathryn had on me, and so many others. RIP Kathryn ❤️❤️❤️ ”

Julianne had played twins Frannie and Sabrina from 1985-1988 and then returned to the CBS soap opera one final time in 2010 before ATWT made its final farewell.

What do you think of the kind words Moore shared on her thoughts on the passing of Kathryn Hays? Do you remember Julianne in scenes with Kathryn on ATWT, if so, what were some of your favorites? Comment below.

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