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Telma Hopkins to Reunite with former TV Son, Bryton James, on Upcoming Episodes of Y&R

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The Young and the Restless will be having an on-screen throwback, of sorts, when Telma Hopkins appears as in the role of Denise Tolliver, a private detective who reveals shocking information about the past of Amanda Sinclair (Mishael Morgan).

Hopkins will share scenes with Bryton James, making it the first time they have worked together since they appeared on the classic sitcom, Family Matters. She will also share scenes with Mishael Morgan.

Family Matters originated on ABC from 1989-1997, before moving to CBS from fall of 1997 to the summer of 1998.  In it, Bryton played “Richie” Crawford the son of Hopkins’ Rachel Crawford.

According to EW.com, look for the former Tony Orlando and Dawn singer to arrive in Genoa City for multiple episodes on June 1st.

Telma also recently appeared on Netflix’d Dead to Me, and has appeared on comedies such as: Bosom Buddies, Gimme a Break and Half and Half.

So, what do you think of this clever bit of casting on Y&R? Did you watch Bryton and Telma on Family Matters? Comment below.

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I like this idea. A little family matters reunion. Those scenes are going to be so nice to see.

Can’t wait to see her. I don’t remember her on Family Matters but did enjoy Tony Orlando and Dawn.
Aside, this SL with Amanda is looking more interesting and to me looks like her father was killed because he was looking for his baby, so maybe her grandfather did have him killed.

I can’t wait, for some new drama!!! I also don’t remember seeing them on Family Matters, but I definitely remember Tony Orlando and Dawn… And I too think that Amanda’s grandfather had her dad killed…

wow- that’s young Devon- fun to see.
I never heard of Family Matters nor Tony or Dawn.I don’t know who many these people mentioned are, but that’s usually common for me lol
I like the stand-in Amanda better than the regular one. I’d like her to stay on as Amanda ..
Yes! Amanda’s father was killed/murdered by Amanda’s grandfather, that’s obvious.

Hi SuOOO
I prefer this gal playing Hilary now, but I kind of like the other one with Devon better. Does that make sense? Also, her whole family seems guilty. I can’t stand that sister and her mother.
Boy, Kyle has sure landed himself in a pile of poo, to put it nicely. That bunch are all bad news. They will have to pry them out of the Abbot house. For once I am feeling sorry for Summer dealing with them AND Sally.

Awww… I love Telma Hopkins, going all the way back to Gimme a Break. I’m glad she will be reuniting with her t.v. son.

Wow. That was an original gem of an idea for a reunion. I remember them both on Family Matters.

THEY WERE REALLY GOOD ACTORS ON FAMILY MATTERS

I’m slow as hell I’m like she Ain’t never Play his mother on the TV shows and I used to watch family Matters every Friday‍♀️‍♀️‍♀️……I Can’t Wait ❤️

Yes I did and I also enjoyed Ms. Hopkins’ singing with The Tony 0rlando and Dawn. I am so glad that Bryton James and the doctor character are together. I remember her from General Hospital and I think that they make a perfectly loving couple.

My heart!

I stopped being able to watch Y&R months ago because the writing and stories have been so painfully bad, but I’ll tune in for this!

General Hospital

Elizabeth MacRae, ‘General Hospital’s’ Meg Baldwin, Passes Away at 88

Veteran actress, Elizabeth MacRae best-known as the third Meg Baldwin on General Hospital and as Gomer Pyle’s girlfriend, Lou-An Ann Poovie, in Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C has died at the age of 88. MacRae passed away in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she grew up.

On General Hospital, Elizabeth played Meg Baldwin who had a young son, Scott (Kin Shriner) from a previous relationship and who married Lee Baldwin (Peter Hansen). The role was originated by Patricia Breslin from 1965-1969. Breslin was temporarily replaced by Jan Shepherd for three weeks in the summer of 1967. MacRae took over the part from Breslin full time from 1969-70 and again from 1972-73.

In story, the character of Meg suffered a nervous breakdown and Lee had her committed to an institution. In 1971, Meg was released and came home, but suffered from severe hypertension. In 1973, Dr Lesley Webber was assigned to her case. Meg became jealous of Lesley and began to think that she was trying to get to have sex with Lee. During an argument with Lee, Meg died of a stroke and soon after Lee adopted Scott.

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MacRae also appeared on other notable soaps, having roles on Another WorldDays of Our LivesGuiding Light, and Search for Tomorrow.  Elizabeth’s career spanned over two and half decades having also appeared in classic TV shows and countless movies such as: Route 66Surfside 6RendezvousThe FugitiveJudd for the DefenseGunsmokeBonanzaI Dream of Jeannie, and The Andy Griffith Show.

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She is survived by five stepchildren, Terry Halsey, Peter Halsey, Hugh Halsey, Cate Halsey, and Alex Halsey Topper.

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Ron Carlivati Reveals When Days of our Lives Episodes From His Head Writing Regime Resume Streaming

Days of our Lives viewers have not been watching material from head writer Ron Carlivati and his writing team for many months. Well, things are about to change.

Circle this Friday, May 31st when the first new script from Carlivati and company will stream on the Peacock soap opera. If you recall, Carlivati had to step away from the writing gig at DAYS due to the writer’s strike, but because the soap tapes at least seven months ahead of air, it is only now that fans will see how the stories shift or finish out that were started by Carlivati.

According to Ron’s conversation with TV Insider, when Carlivati and his team resumed writing the show in late October of 2023, the stories were already written well into 2024. Carlivati explained, “For me, as of us talking right now, the (replacement writers’ material) is still airing, so that has been very tough. I’m just very anxious and eager for our stuff to start airing again.”

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Ron explained before the writer’s strike, he and his scribes had written up through the 2023 Thanksgiving episodes. Speaking on how the replacement writers tried to handle stepping in for the regular team, Ron expressed, “I think what they tried to do was move things slowly in the hopes that the strike would end and respect where my storylines were so that I could play them off when we came back. Unfortunately, the strike dragged on, so I understand that the show needed to make story decisions.”

The award-winning writer made clear that, “from January to May (2024), those were not my stories. I had nothing to do with those.”

Having lived through a writer’s strike before (when he was at One Life to Live in 2008), Carlivati explained how he dealt with coming back and adjusting the stories including that the plan was to, “blow things up, jettison anything that I did not like, and get back to a show that I understand and can enjoy and tell. ”

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Look for a Carlivati-style ‘wink-wink’ on Friday’s episode. As he puts it, “I did want to make it clear that this was the line of demarcation, that the writers were back and there was a change happening. We have a little nod or two to what was going on in the first day and I think it will be very obvious and clear to the savvy viewer. Luckily, story-wise, certain things were coming to a head already.”

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Stay tuned for how Ron resolves a Sloan and Nicole showdown, how Eric will find out he is Jude’s true baby daddy, what happens when the new Gabi returns from Salem from out of the slammer, the Maggie/Konstantin wedding, payback time for Theresa and more.

In addition, and as previously reported, when Carlivati returned, he crafted the series 15,000th episode which is set to air in early December, and will also pay tribute to the late Bill Hayes with the passing of his on-screen beloved character, Doug Williams.

So, glad to know Ron and his team’s material will start to reveal itself this Friday and moving forward on DAYS? Comment below.

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General Hospital

LAPD Continue to Seek Johnny Wactor’s Killers Who Remain At Large; Asks Public for Tips and Leads

The Los Angeles police department is ramping up its search for to the whereabouts of the three thieves, who got away after one fatally shot former General Hospital cast member, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin) in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 26th in downtown Los Angeles.

Law enforcement sources told the LA Times that police are trying to pull fingerprints from Wactor’s vehicle and are looking for video from the area. They also are checking to see whether there are any connections to other nearby catalytic converter thefts.

The thieves were attempting to steal the catalytic converter from Wactor’s car at the time of his death. Sadly, the LAPD investigators shared they have seen an uptick in violence when these types of thieves are confronted.

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Catalytic converters contain precious metals in which thieves can make hundreds of dollars selling them to auto parts suppliers or scrap yards, where they can be melted down and the valuable metals extracted.

In addition, on Tuesday May 28th, the LAPD shared more on the incident that took Wactor’s life, stating, “Without provocation, the victim was shot by one of the individuals. The three suspects involved were wearing all dark clothing and driving a dark-colored sedan. The suspects fled northbound on Hope Street. Central Bureau Homicide is investigating this case and is requesting the public’s help.”

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If you have tip: y0u are urged to call LAPD Detectives Gonzales or Martinez at Central Bureau Homicide, at (213) 996-4142. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).

In addition, Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go to http://www.lacrimestoppers.org.

Wactor played General Hospital’s Brando Corbin from 2020 to 2022. According to the LA Times, “Wactor recently had been exploring opportunities in screenwriting while working as a bartender.”

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