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TOLN Releases First Look Of Paolo Seganti In His New Role On One Life to Live!

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Photo Credit: Eric Liebowitz/The OnLine Network

Last week, as previously reported, we learned that three daytime favorites are headed to One Life to Live in all newly created roles to shake things up for the characters on the canvas in Llanview.

Ron Raines, who everyone loved as Alan Spaulding on Guiding Light is going to play a pivotal role as of  Carl Peterson,a distinguished and influential business man, who has been Jeffrey’s long time mentor. But something tell us this could cause some issues with Clint,Viki and Dorian along the line too!

Marnie Schulenberg who fans saw as Alison Stewart on As the World Turns will play TV producer Jo Sullivan, who is working on a new reality show with David Vickers, played by Tuc Watkins.

Now while both Raines and Schulenberg don’t air for a bit, it’s the sexy Paolo Seganti who invade Llanview first!  Seganti, most remembered for his role as Damian Grimaldi on As the World Turns,  is already taping episodes in the his OLTL role of Arturo Bandini  a wealthy man whose family is very influential in the art world.    Seganti first airs on June 27th, and this morning TOLN made available this first look image of Seganti as Arturo!

So what do you think Seganti’s role will have to do with the citizens of Llanview?  Are you looking forward to these arrivals?  Share your thoughts!

 

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mari r r-em
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mari r r-em

need a good looking man and some trouble to keep the show interesting!!

Gerry
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Gerry

I suspect that he will get involved with Blair and Tea via their connection to CIA spy and artist Tomas Delgado.

jimh
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jimh

Im sure Poalo will have some sort of connection to T’homas, and maybe Victors kidnapping? Rons character maybe comes between Viki and Clint or maybe Dorian and David who gets involved with Joy? The show should bring on Tracy Ross as Jeffry mother who reveals David is Jeffrys father.

Joshua
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Joshua

Next to Don Diamont and Antonio Saboto, Jr. this Maltese hunk was one of the hottest men of the 1990’s.

Now? Not so much.

JJ
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JJ

Not looking forward to these new characters at all. OLTL just got back and aren’t utilizing everyone they have on cast. STOP hiring new people. There just isn’t enough time with 2, 30 minute episodes a week to build these new characters.UGH

bc
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bc

Was it really necessary to cast him for this new role and not a racial minority actor? They should have made this char a racial minority if he isn’t biologically related to any of the white chars. Former oltl actress tika sumpter’s new soap abt African american chars has high ratings. But of course there’s still seldom any racial diversity on day soaps bec all of day soaps have to be abt core families that are white. Such tolerance and commitment to racial diversity!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

PLEASE MR FAIRMAN Take this person off the site!
Your posts are ridiculous! Everything with you is about RACE! OMG Really!!

JJ
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JJ

OLTL has ALWAYS given minorities great storylines…that’s ALL minorities and not just African-American. Are you even watching??? Out of the 10 main actors we see each week 2-4 are minority including African American. Jeez… WATCH THE SHOW AND THEN COME AND COMMENT thanks

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

I can’t wait to see how and if he has any connection with Tomas!!

All My Children

All My Children and Guiding Light Vet, Gil Rogers Passes Away

Gil Rogers, who played one of the all-time most dastardly villains in soaps on All My Children and was the on-screen father to the one and only Reva Shayne (Kim Zimmer) on Guiding Light, has died at age 87.

News came via his daughter, Amanda Rogers on her Facebook page, relating that Gil passed away on March 2nd.

The actor had played Tad (Michael E. Knight) and Jenny’s (Kim Delaney) father, Ray Gardner on All My Children from 1977-1978 making multiple appearance though 2001, then later as Hawk Shayne on Guiding Light from 1985-1992 making multiple appearance through 2009.

Gil also appeared on Another World, Search for Tomorrow and The Doctors.

In her post, Amanda wrote: “Gil Rogers died this morning. As you all know, my dad was awesome. He was my best friend, confidant, mentor and just an awesome dad. He came to pick me and  Charlotte Whitaker Zdanowski up at clubs at 2AM in our teens to keep us safe, and drank bourbon with me every day since moving out here 2 years ago. He was welcoming and kind, funny and gregarious, a shameless flirt and a fierce protector. He loved his dinners with grandkids and endured animated movies and discussions about pokemon. And I miss him so terribly already. He died in his sleep, without pain or fear. I am so grateful to have had such a great father and to have spent these past 2 years with him every day.”

Check out this vintage scene below from All My Children where Ray played by Rogers blows up the Martin house.

Now share your remembrances of Gil’s performances and along with condolences for his family in the comment section.

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Chris Harrison In First Interview Since ‘Bachelor’ Controversy Says He Wants To Be Back as Host; But GMA’s Michael Strahan Says Apology was a “Surface Response”

Thursday’s Good Morning America featured the highly-publicized first interview with ‘Bachelor’ franchise host and executive producer, Chris Harrison, since he stepped away from the show following his controversial remarks on current Bachelor contestant Rachel Kirkconnell, amid the airing of a season that has seen the first-ever Black male lead of the reality series, Matt James.

Speaking with GMA co-host, Michael Strahan, Harrison spoke of remarks he made during his interview with ex-Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay on Extra that sparked the firestorm.

Harrison admitted the words he spoke to Lindsey were “in a manner that perpetuates racism,” adding “I am an imperfect man I made a mistake and I own that. I believe that mistake doesn’t reflect who I am or what I stand for.”

 

The incident began when photos surfaced on social media of Kirkconnell at an Old South-themed party that she attended back in 2018, along with allegations she “liked” many Instagram posts that were racist in nature, and what many viewed as Harrison coming to her defense in this time of what he then called “cancel culture”.

On GMA, Chris expressed: “Antebellum parties are not OK,  Past, present, future, knowing what that represents is unacceptable.”

He also apologized to Lindsay, who had to shut down her Instagram account because of viral vitriol being sent her way over the incident with Harrison, adding this message to the public, “Anyone who is throwing hate towards Rachel Lindsay, please stop. It’s unacceptable.”

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As to how he is trying to make amends, Harrison shared: “I made a mistake and I own that, Racism, oppression, these are big dynamic problems and they take serious work. I am committed to that work.”  The longtime Bachelor host then announced he is working with race educator Dr. Eric Dyson who has taught him about the idea of “counsel, not cancel”.

Chris says he plans to be back hosting the reality-dating series, expressing:  “I plan to be back. I want to be back.  This interview is not the finish line. There is much more work to be done.”

Following the exclusive, Michael Strahan described his conversation with Chris Harrison stating: “His apology is his apology, but it felt like it got nothing more than a surface response on any of this. Obviously, he is the man who wants to clearly stay on the show, but only time will tell if there is any meaning behind his words.”

So, what do you think of Chris Harrison’s responses during his first interview since the controversy? Should he return to hosting The Bachelor franchise? Comment below. But first check out his GMA exclusive.

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GH’s Wes Ramsey Makes Statement on Criticism, Social Media, and Professionalism

General Hospital’s Wes Ramsey, who portrays polarizing character, Peter August on the ABC daytime drama series, responded to a recent take on his role from cast mate, Tristan Rogers (Scorpio) when a video made its way through social media.

The video was from a Cameo appearance, where Rogers offered an assessment of the Peter August storyline and expressed that while he knows Ramsey is a strong actor, he felt he was “wrong for the character” being that Peter was the son of the evil Faison played by Anders Hove.

Rogers also came to the defense of Ramsey and shared: “Don’t be too hard on Wes Ramsey. He’s got himself into a horrible storyline, and the storyline is the fault of the show. What they’ve literally done is they’ve painted themselves into a corner, and they don’t know how to get out of it.”

Currently, Peter’s story is front and center on GH with his wedding to Maxie (Kirsten Storms), and the fallout from all of the character’s dirty deeds.

Now Ramsey took to his Instagram account to address what transpired and his thoughts on the perils of social media, professionalism and acting, expressing: “Actors are storytellers, shapeshifters, chameleons. We’re also in the business of cultivating trust bc that’s how the best work is brought to life. We have to trust our imaginations, our instincts. We have to trust our fellow actors, because without them, there’s no scene to play. In the collaborative efforts of bringing any show to life, we also have to trust our directors each day to steer the arch of our story (like a conductor with a symphony) & trust our writers who are tasked with composing the symphonies we play out. I came up in a world of classical theater, where trusting the play, text, story is essential to the tightrope balancing act of making magic.  You will never hear me critique (on any public platform) the people responsible for the creative opportunities I enjoy each day. Without the trust of my writers, directors, producers & fellow actors, it would be impossible to live out my dreams. My job (& my only job) is to bring fearlessness, playfulness & passionate conviction to what has been created for me. My aim is to stretch myself (beyond the limits of where I think my boundaries may lye) each time I’m entrusted with material that allows those boundaries to be tested.

 

Every actor must believe they are the right person for their part or they will never achieve their potential, let alone surpass it. I was raised a gentleman & have two wonderful parents to thank for that, however, my polite personality (while rendering me easy to get along with on set) should have little bearing on my caliber of performance nor my castability as a professional.  I am leery of the pitfalls of social media & believe there are advantages to maintaining some mystery (even as a public figure) but I will always defend & protect what I hold dear (my job & my career) when they are publicly challenged, especially by those closest to me, whom I love & respect. Please know I bear no ill will. As a society, we are all still learning the full ramifications of living in an internet dominated culture. To all my many fans out there who offer encouragement & support, I hear you & am grateful for you. I’m having a blast… 🙂. Onward we go.”

Share your thoughts on Wes’ statement on playing the role of Peter August and more via the comment section below.

 

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