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REVENGE casts Jennifer Jason Leigh to play MIA Mom to Emily VanCamp!

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Another piece of big casting news from the hit ABC series, Revenge TV Line confirmed that Jennifer Jason Leigh has nabbed the role of Emily VanCamp’s (Emily Thorne) MIA mom in the sudsy nighttime series.   In story, the Clarke family’s presumed dead matriarch will be a recurring role early into season two!

“This character is going to have some deep psychological issues,” Revenge creator Mike Kelley revealed several months ago.   He want on to say, “So we’re going to need somebody that can play volatile and dangerous; all of the scariest parts of Emily’s personality are going to be present and apparent and a little bit out of control in her mother.  But at the same time, what works so great for Emily is that sweet façade, so this woman needs to feel like she’s got potential for kindness. You look at her and you don’t know that she’s as damaged as she is inside. But you’ll quickly learn that this is a very dangerous person.”

Leigh is currently recurring on the final season of Weeds‘ playing Mary Louise Parker’s older sister.   So what do you think about the casting of Jennifer Jason Leigh as Emily VanCamp’s on-screen mom?  Thumbs up? Or, thumbs down?  Let us know your preliminary thoughts.

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Good call!

Patrick
Patrick

Good Actress.

I regard her, as an independant… character… fearless. Actress… who, losses herself in all her roles. She takes over, whomever, she plays out. She’s a scene stealer.

ie: Miami Blues – w/Alec Baldwin
Rush – w/Jason Patric
Dolores Claiborne – w/Kathy Bates
A thousand Acres – w/Jessica Lange and Michelle Pfieffer.

I hope, Jennifer and Madeleine Stowe have meaty encounters….

SZima
SZima

I don’t know anything about her. I thought maybe she’s too young, but she’s 50, so the age is right. I’ll reserve judgement until she has a chance to get into the role. Can’t wait until REVENGE is back!

susan M.
susan M.

Read my comment on Jennifer Jason Lee.. Read Below!!!!!!!!!!!

susan M.
susan M.

Does anyone remember this movie I was chating about?????

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kay/kay

SZima she is a very good actress her father was Vic Morrow the one who was killed in a freak accident on the set of Twilight Zone the movie done in the 1980’s. In this picture she looks just like him. Yes she was in the movie Single White Female also Delores Claiborne and tons of others.

susan M.
susan M.

Did anyone read my comments….I posted it Sun. at 10:23 am………. This comment by kay was posted today(MON.)………….

susan M.
susan M.

She played in a movie with Brigget Fonda called “Single White Female!” She & Ms. Fonda became roommates…Jennifer turned out to be a pysco path…Copying Ms. Fonda in the movie in every way..Same haircut & color, clothes..Wanted her boyfriend..And one night pretended to be her roommate & went to Ms. Fonda’s boyfriends apartment..Slpped under the sheets with him etc…..And her realized it wasn’t his girlfriend & told her to get out & away from him..Well she killed him with the heel of her shoe right into his eye!!!! It’s a good movie..Watch it…

barb
barb

I give it a thumbs up!!! She’d be great playing that part.
I remember her in “Single White Female” movie, which was good.
Also, she was in the movie with Tim Matheson called “Buried Alive” on TV. I liked that movie, which she cheated on Tim Matheson with her co worker and got buried alive at the end; and she was in the TV movie a long time ago, about a young high school student who got to be a cheerleader and her parents did not praise her, or acknowledge her, or wasn’t proud of her (reminds me kind of like my family with me) and she became “anorexic”. I forgot the name of that movie. That was a good movie and I can relate to her in that movie–cause its like me and her are connected somehow.
So I think it would be great of her to be in the show “REVENGE” this fall. Hopefully Victoria wasn’t on the plane and survived and the two females can fight each other or whatever like that.

Days Of Our Lives

Eric Martsolf Talks Brady Being Duped & His Co-Stars; Galen Gering & Camila Banus Chat Hernandez Siblings On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’

On the latest episode of the Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, Eric Martsolf (Brady Black) chats with host. Michael Fairman as Brady’s story hits a major turning point!  As DAYS fans know, Brady recently hit the sheets with “Nicole” who was Kristen in disguise.

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During the podcast conversation, Eric explains how he has to sometimes suspend belief to make stories work in daytime which included Brady not figuring out that “Nicole” was Kristen, although it certainly re-ignited his thoughts of her!  Plus, he chimes in on the fun he has had working with his co-stars: Arianne Zucker (“Nicole”) and Stacy Haiduk (Kristen/Susan) in their many scenes

Later, Eric tries to remember all of the loves of Brady’s life that crashed and burned, and is posed the question, “What would he think if Days of our Lives SORAS’d Brady’s son, Tate, to an 18-year-old?

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Then, the podcast goes behind the scenes for a dressing room segment where Galen Gering (Rafe) welcomes his on-screen sister, Camila Banus (Gabi).  The two banter about their on-screen and off-screen relationship as brother/sister and friends, and how much they value one another as they create the Hernandez sibling dynamic.

To download the episode via iTunes click here.   To listen to the podcast via NBC.com/Inside Salem click here.

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So, what do you think Brady should do now after the mess he finds himself in due to Kristen’s manipulations? Comment below.

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DWTS Host, Tom Bergeron Not Happy With “Divisive” Casting Choices Aimed At Sean Spicer

Controversy already erupted upon the announcement on Wednesday of the cast of the new season of Dancing with the Stars.  Most intriguing is that a statement from the longtime ABC series, host, Tom Bergeron revealed his hopes to the producers that their celebrity casting choices would be non-political in nature, especially after the ballroom dance competition had been on a year hiatus from the small screens.

Following the celebrity contestant reveal, which included former White House Press Secretary. Sean Spicer (who worked for President Donald Trump), the host released a statement via his Twitter account.  In it, Bergeron noted that he’d had lunch with the show’s new executive producer and had suggested some ideas for the show. Chief among them was that DWTS should avoid casting someone with “ANY party affiliations.”  When he left that lunch, Bergeron says he was convinced that would be the case.

Bergeron expressed: “It was my hope that ‘DWTS,’ in its return from an unprecedented year-long hiatus, would be a joyful respite from our exhausting political climate and free of inevitably divisive bookings from ANY party affiliations.”  Then he said, “Subsequently (and rather obviously) a decision was made to, as they often say in Hollywood, “go in a different direction”.  He went on to say, “It is the prerogative of producers, in partnership with the network, to make whatever decisions they feel are in the best long term interests of the franchise. We can agree to disagree, as we do now, but ultimately it’s their call. I’ll leave it to them to answer any further questions about those decisions.”

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DWTS new EP Andrew Llinares, then said in a statement. “We’ve got a great and diverse cast. We are excited about the season,”

You can see Bergeron’s tweet in full below.

So, what do you think of Bergeron’s hopes for the casting choices of DTWS?  Would you have preferred Sean Spicer to be cut from the cast?  Who would you have liked to have seen cast on the series? Would you want any celeb you like to even go on it any more? Comment below.

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Dancing with the Stars Season 28 Cast Revealed: From The Bachelorette’s Hannah Brown to Ex-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer

This morning on ABC’s Good Morning America the celebrity line-up was announced for the upcoming fall season and 28th edition of Dancing with the Stars.  Within the list of competitors are: The Bachelorette, Hannah Brown, former Dawson’s Creek star, James Van Der Beek, and even disgraced White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, and the “Uptown Girl” herself, supermodel Christie Brinkley 

In addition to the above celebs, showing their best ballroom dance moves will also be: Queer Eye‘s Karamo Brown, The Office‘s Kate Flannery and Kenan & Kel‘s Kel Mitchell, plus The Supremes’ Mary Wilson, Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke, and American Idol Season 10 runner-up  and now country/pop star, Lauren Alaina.

As for the former pro athletes in the cast; those slots belong to: former NFL linebacker of the Baltimore Ravens, Ray Lewis, and former NBA player (and former hubby to Khloe Kardashian) Lamar Odom.

On the pro dancer side, this season will mark the return of Peta Murgatroyd who last competed three seasons ago, as well as newcomers Daniella Karagach and Pasha Pashkov. In addition, the cast will include the steps of: Brandon Armstrong, Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Cheryl Burke, Witney Carson, Val Chmerkovskiy, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko and Emma Slater.

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This season viewers will not learn of the celebrity/pro pairings till the night of the premiere.

All the moves kick-off on Monday night, September 26th at 8PMEST/7PMCST on ABC.

So, what do you think of the new cast of DWTS? Who do you think on paper stands the best chance of being a top contender for the Mirror Ball Trophy? Weigh-in below.

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