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Renee Elise Goldsberry Cast In Title Role Opposite Oprah Winfrey In HBO Films "The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks"

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One Life to Live fans were in the know on this one.  We all loved the performances of Renee Elise Goldsberry as Evangeline Williamson.  Her stories and romances with several of the men of Llanview; John McBain (Michael Easton), Cristian Vega (David Fumero) and Todd Manning (then Trevor St. John) were part of a magical time of the now defunct ABC daytime drama.

Since then Renee has certainly been making a name for herself winning the Tony Award in June for her performance in the Broadway smash Hamilton, and then being cast in Netflix upcoming sci-fi drama, Altered Carbon.  But casting news today has brought even greater exposure to Goldsberry.

Deadline reports that Renee has been cast in the title role of HBO films upcoming The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.  She will star opposite Oprah Winfrey who is also one of the executive producers on the project.

About the film: Goldsberry will play Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line.  Told through the eyes of her daughter, Deborah Lacks (Winfrey), the film chronicles her search to learn about the mother she never knew and to understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks’ cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever. It’s a story of medical arrogance and triumph, race, poverty and deep friendship between the unlikeliest of people.

What do you think about Renee’s latest role opposite Oprah? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Lou Piikes

REG is one lucky lady in regards to her acting career.

Liz
Liz

You’re right, Michael, OLTL were in the know about Renee. I’m thrilled for her and so proud of our ‘Vange!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

So am I. She seems like a really hard-working pro.

fginaspy
fginaspy

The book ” The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” is a winner. I will look forward to seeing this film long after it has aired and maybe show up on Amazon as I do not have Cable or HBO. Congratulations to Renee.

Trophy Lady
Trophy Lady

LOVE LOVE LOVE Renee! She’s such a talent, and such a class act!

I truly miss OLTL, Evangeline Williamson, John McBain, Todd (Trevor St. John) Manning, and all that could’ve been with them! I think they could’ve been a PHENOMENAL love triangle, but sadly, it was a story that was never told.

Nevertheless, there will always be some GREAT JoVan memories!!!

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

I loved John and Vange together and always thought they belonged together. Nothing against Natalie. I could imagine all kinds of story line possibilities featuring attorney Vange and detective John. Another Bo and Nora. Plus their love scenes sizzled!!!!!! But, it was not to be. I also loved Trevor St. John’s Todd with Florencia Lozano’s Tea. The growth they portrayed in that relationship was wonderful.

How I miss our beloved One Life to Live!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations to Renee for landing what sounds like an interesting role.

Tom
Tom

What a beautiful, passionate, talented actress. We remember her well from OLTL.

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WEDNESDAY: GH Stars Set To Perform Acoustic Holiday Concert On Facebook Live

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas over at ABC’s Prospect Studios where they tape General Hospital!.  And today, on Wednesday, December 4th look for the cast to perform in a very special Facebook Live Event in what is being billed as their “holiday spectacular”

Several members of the cast including William Lipton (Csmeron) and Wally Kurth (Ned) are set to perform acoustic versions of Holiday classics and more.  Fans are also hoping to hear the voices of James Patrick Stuart (Valentin) and Josh Swickard (Chase), as well. And you just never know who else from Port Charles may be singing up a storm!

You can catch the event live beginning at 7PMEST/4PMPST over at GH’s official Facebook Page – Facebook.com/General Hospital

ABC executive, Nathan Varni tweeted yesterday: “Rehearsals for this holiday spectacular have been amazing! I can’t wait for everyone to see it tomorrow! 

So, will you be checking out the live-stream of this GH holiday musical special? Comment below/

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‘Last Blast Reunion’ Premiere Episode Out Now On The DOOL App

Black Friday marks the beginning of the DOOL app and Days of our Lives’ new digital drama series, Last Blast Reunion.  The first episode dropped this morning, with the remainder of the series installments to post every Thursday for the following seven weeks.

In episode one, while shopping in the Big Apple on the busiest shopping day of the year, Chloe and Belle run into some major reminders of the past, and the story evolves from there.

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Look for Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe), Martha Madison (Belle), Jay Johnson (Phillip), Lindsay Hollister (Susan), Chadwick Hopson (Kevin), Kevin Spirtas (Craig) and Patrika Darbo (Nancy) to make appearances in the series debut.  Last Blast Reunion was written by Days head scribe, Ron Carlivati.

For more information on how you can download the DOOL app to get the series, visit thedoolapp,com for further information.

If you have watched the first episode, let us know what you think of it via the comment section below, and what you hope happens coming up with the Last Blast Crew almost 20 years later?

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‘Melrose Place’ Reunion Interview Coming To ‘Strahan, Sara and Keke’

Over the last 36 hours pop culture mainstream media has a been abuzz with the New York City sighting of six of the stars of the original soapy Melrose Place.  

One of the photos making the rounds was from Daphne Zuniga’s Instagram account featuring  her and her former MP co-stars: Doug Savant, Laura Leighton, Andrew Shue, Courtney-Thorne Smith and Josie Bissett.  That picture was taken at the Polo Bar.  The other – the main image in this post – was by Laura Leighton via her Instagram,.

 

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Ran into some friends in New York! #melroseplace #nyc #friends4ever ❤️👏🏻

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Daphne tagged her photo with: “Ran into some friends in New York! melroseplace #nyc #friends4ever.”

The group were all in town to tape an upcoming interview piece that will air in December on Good Morning America’s third hour, Strahan, Sara and Keke.

In addition, and as many know, former Melrose Place star, Andrew Shue is married to ABC 20/20 co-anchor Amy Robach,  and she posted her own little ditty on Instagram below with the group.

Melrose Place ran for seven seasons from 1992-1999.  An attempt at a reboot on the CW tanked from 2009-2010.  There has never yet been a reboot featuring the original stars of the series.

 

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I’m joining the #melroseplace reunion…. Or I just pushed my way into the middle of a shoot for @strahansarakeke 😂

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So, would you like to see a revival of Melrose Place? Comment below.

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