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Victoria Rowell and Kristoff St.John Reunite In New UP TV Movie, MARRY ME FOR CHRISTMAS!

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Former Y&R fan favorite Victoria Rowell (Ex-Drucilla) is co-starring in the upcoming UP TV movie entitled Marry Me For Christmas! And there’s a twist! Her former on-screen love interest, Y&R’s Kristoff St. John (Neil) also appears in it!

Rowell even tweeted a picture with St.John that said, “A SUPERB day of filming with @kristoffstjohn1 — the set went WILD! ”

As for the story of Marry Me For Christmas, according to the UP TV website, “Smart, stylish Marci Jewel (Malinda Williams) is the owner of an up-and-coming ad agency and thrilled with her single life in New York — except during the holidays. While all of her cousins are married and having babies, Marci remains the lone holdout in the large Chandler family clan.

As the family’s epic Christmas celebration is about to start, Marci promises to come home for the holidays for the first time in years.  With a deadline looming for a new client, she drags her employee Adam (Brad James) in tow to Atlanta and does the only thing she can in the face of unbearable pressure from her ailing mom Stephanie (Victoria Rowell) and the rest of her family: fakes a fiance.  While caught up in the family’s frenetic holiday drama, Marci learns some unexpected lessons about love, trust and family, particularly when it comes to her new faux fiance Adam and old beau Blair (Karon Riley).

Marry Me For Christmas is set to air in December!  So, what do you think about seeing Kristoff and Victoria together again on-screen?  Does it make you wish for Dru to come back into Neil’s life in Genoa City?  Let us know!

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I think its possible for V.R. to return to Y&R especially after doing this movie with K.S.J. For the longest time i thought no way Jose’ because of her diva like persona, the backstage drama ect., ect., ect., but i know of a late daytime star who was involved in some behind the scenes drama back in the 70s and got fired along with two costars but ended back at the same show for a brief year long return in the early 80s…later made a guest appearance on the shows anniversary show…the other two costars were killed off but showed up on the anniversary ep. as ghosts…so why not bring V.W. back and if it doesnt work out maybe Kelly can go beserk and becomes a serial killer who feeds Dru some poison pancakes killing her off for good…lol

Y&R has gotten so good lately which makes me worry all the more about the new head writer coming aboard. Please, please, please let his man be better than his history predicts he will be! Victoria looks beautiful in that picture.
I hope she does come back after going through anger management courses.
She seems like she’s always just enraged about something on Twitter.
I say bring back Dru and get rid of Lily. Lily is just insufferable with that little coquette act–her voice and mannerisms are either flirtatious and sassy or snippy and bitchy. Those are the only two emotions she can emote. I actually wince when she comes on screen and gasp! It looks like they’re about to give her a storyline which doesn’t involve flirting or cat fighting.

I find both Y&R and GH a lot more interesting lately…and not too long ago i almost gave up on them!!!

Me too, Jim! Me too.

OMG I cant wait to see this. I love Victoria Rowell aka Drucilla

Excited!

I love your name. I reside in California and after a three year drought just the word “rain” makes me feel so happy and hopeful.

Rain was the name of my dog back in the 60s…my first pet ever!!! My mother used to find me taking naps in Rains doghouse…i was like 3 to 5 at the time!! Seeing that poster use that name brings back a flood of memories…i miss that dog!

Sorry to go off topic, but Jim there is a great poem by Billy Miller called “A Dog to his Master.”
As young as I look, I am growing older faster than he,
seven to one is the ration they tend to say.
Whatever the number, I will pass him one day and take the lead
the way I do on our walks in the woods.
And if this ever manages to cross his mind,
it would be the sweetest shadow
I have ever cast on snow or grass.

It gets me every time. Rain is still with you–he’s in the shadow that crosses your path. They never leave us.
Okay ahem! Back to the subject. I really love Drucilla and she is greatly missed by fans. And again, VR looks absolutely stunning in that picture above.

OH NO! I have Billy Miller on the brain. As gifted as he is as an actor, he is not a poet, and he probably knows it.
I meant the other Billy–the amazing poet who lives among us– Billy Collins.

I am holding my head in shame now.

Loved the poem, Harry…thanks… Ill never forget my first pet, Rain, and my last which was a cat who was very smart…he understood words…i cry help, he’d run to me and meow in my ear, hide when i told him its bedtime, id say yawn if you want a treat and he did…if you left something on the floor, he would meow continously and you would have to pick up the object because he wouldnt walk around it…lol…what an amazing cat…he passed away 6 years ago…i wish i wouldve got all of it on film but he died unpectedly…back to the topic…i vote that we give Victoria R. a second chance…bring back Dru campaign starts NOW!!!

Nobody loves us like our dogs and yes, our cats too, Jim.
That unconditional love and adulation directed toward us just makes us want to be worthy of it.
Dru cracked me up when she was a ballerina, stampeding all over the dance floor like an out of control bison. Yes, she was a bitch on wheels, but so was Phyllis.
I mean, come on, I have heard of cliff hangers, but leaving Dru hanging on to the edge of that cliff for over 7 years is just cruel and unusual punishment.
Bring her back!

have you seen the budweiser commercial… when he comes back home the next day and apologizes to his dog… that he spent the night out… because he didn’t want’ to drink and drive….

Oye… the love.. between him and his dog… was marvel

i say this because… if my partner and I are both gone from the house… our Dita…just goes batty …. and can’t help herself when we both come home… and love her… I love my dog

I would love to see Dru and Neil back together again on the Y&R. This could possibly “explode the ratings” if the once beloved duo reunited back together. One could only wish!

I would watch this movie.

Always a Dru fan. Would love to se her back in GC.

Yes. I’ve missed Neil and Dru ever since the day Dru feel over the cliff. It’s about time she comes home and he can finally have a real love in his life again. Come home to Genoa City Dru.

They should bring her back. She is best with Neil. There is different regime now. Time for her return.

Agree. I always loved Drug/Victoria.

Off topic, but…..I thought that in today’s episode, Kelly was so classy.
Her scene with Jack was so heart wrenching and honest….great acting.

Cady is an extraordinary actress. She did break my heart yesterday/

Nice to see them back together, even if temporarily. A great team.

As for the film, the plot sounds heavily “borrowed” from
“Holiday in Handcuffs” (TVM 2007) Melissa Joan Hart & Mario Lopez.

and the major motion picture that starred Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds.

Let me see…N-O. I’m sorry but Victoria Rowell is S-T-I-L-L WAY TOO MUCH OF A D-I-V-A!!!!! Therefore, I WILL NOT be watching that new UP TV Movie if she’s gonna be in it. And, believe me…I ENJOY watching UP OnDemand. But, not this time. Nope. And, BTW…my favorite thing to watch on UP OnDemand are classic episodes of ‘Family Ties’…LOL. Moving on. Next…

Jaybird!!!! LOL, I can’t believe it!!!! Do we actually disagree about something? Go figure!
Seriously, though, I think I missed all that ‘diva’ stuff. Was Victoria that much of a pest? ….later.

Hello Again CeeCee,

1. Let me see…you and I actually disagreeing about something??? My dear…I wonder about that myself…lol.
2. H-o-n-e-y…to this day, Victoria Rowell’s battles with Michelle Stafford (BOTH on-screen and off-screen) are STILL legendary (or whatever). TOTALLY!!!!!
3. Most of all, to say that Victoria Rowell is a ‘pest’ is an UNDERSTATEMENT!!!!! Yes!!!!!

Take care, CeeCee.

A-C-E-S!!!!!

No…
I admire her real life. She came from homelessness and Foster homes & made something of herself.

Come on, Jay–pick a lane and tell us how you really feel.

Jaybird we have discussed this before, we both agree Victoria Rowell is a diva and a trouble maker. Victoria never got along with her co stars, as well they can recast Drucilla with a different actress without the attitude. I used to like Victoria Rowell, but not anymore. She is a diva and a has been. lol.

I am not watchingthe movie, I will watch Dancing with the Stars lol.

WHY is Victoria playing Malinda’s mom when they are only 16 yrs apart….ugh

A lot of stars have the big head; I don’t know if Victoria is one of those stars or not. If it’s stated often enough, does that make it true? Victoria is the right person for Neil. Just because she expresses her feelings about what’s happening behind the scenes doesn’t make her a diva. If she says there’s more that can be done with the writing for certain characters, then, let the powers that be prove she’s wrong. Don’t put it in the universe that she’s difficult to work with because she disagrees with them. That’s what happened to Brenda Dickson, isn’t it?

What I was told about Brenda Dickson is she and Bill Bell had an affair that soured and caused problems on the set…Y&R has a history full of sexually charged backstage problems! The viewers have enabled Y&R’s transgressions!

I celebrate this headline

Victoria Rowell… and Kristof St. John… Neil and Dru

after all these years

Hello

the draw these two would pull would be stupendous

bring her back…. to genoa city

lily and Devon are so boring… I hate to use that word… but it’s true…. dull lame and over

Victoria Rowell… would add dimension, layer, ratings, and fan aplomb

i ll alwaz love the barber sisters, dru n liv!!
but why did the writers drop leslie and tyler, the michaelsons! they had so much promise in genoa city?. now we have billionare devon decieving his blind father and a reformed hilary love lost between father and son!
are tyler and leslie gone from the show? does anyone know?, i loved them!

Dru was only thrown off a cliff, no dead body. They’ve had characters come back from worse, lol. She should come back & get Neil back & away from that sleaze Hillary. Let Devon have her. Wouldn’t want her after that anyways.
Dru was always one of my favorite characters.

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Matt Bomer Reveals After Exiting ‘Guiding Light’ He Lost the Role of ‘Superman’ Due to His Sexuality

During the June 10th edition of the Hollywood Reporter Awards Chatter Podcast, former Guiding Light star, Matt Bomer (ex-Ben Reade) revealed the role that got away, and how his exit from the CBS soap opera was precipitated to accommodate his burgeoning movie career, only to have his sexuality wind up costing him the part.

Bomer was seemingly set to play the Man of Steel, Superman, in a motion picture version in the early 2000’s, and as he tells it to Scott Feinberg during the podcast, things went awry.

“I went in on a cattle call for Superman, and then it turned into a month-long audition experience where I was auditioning again and again and again, and flying out to New York and doing chemistry reads, an flying out to LA doing chemistry reads, flying back to New York, flying back to LA to do a screen-test,” recalled Bomer. “And it looked like I was the director’s choice for the role. This is a very early iteration of Superman, written by JJ Abrams called Superman Flyby and it never came to light.”

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While Matt was going through the Superman audition process he was still under contract at Guiding Light. Bomer described how he was let go from the soap: “Concurrently on Guiding Light, there was a killer in town, and so I think they needed somebody to pin it all on someone. So, I think the executive producer very kindly wanted to free me up just in case this job came through and said, ‘Hey, you’re gonna be the killer. We’re writing you off the show. Go with my blessing.’ I guess, I basically got fired, but in a generous way.”

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Bomer had good reason to believe he was on his way, and the role of Superman was his after he had signed a three picture deal with Warner Brothers. As to why the part of Superman never came to pass, Bomer believes it was due to his sexuality (Later, Matt would come out publicly in 2012).

During the podcast, Matt explained, “Yeah, that’s my understanding That was a time in the industry when something like that could still really be weaponized against you. How and why and who I don’t know. But yeah, that’s my understanding.”

While Matt has not yet played Superman, he has done stellar work in major projects including: Fellow Travelers, Magic Mike, White CollarIn Time, The Normal Heart to name but a few.

What do you think of Guiding Light making Ben that killer in order to free up Bomer to leave the CBS soap to go and become a star in Hollywood and potentially play Superman, only for his sexuality to take the role away from him by the powers-that-be? Comment below.

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Jason George Returning to ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Main Cast for Upcoming Season

Soap opera alum Jason George (ex-Michael Bourne, Sunset Beach) is rejoining Grey’s Anatomy as a series regular for its upcoming 21st season.

According to Deadline, Jason will reprise his signature role of Ben Warren. Previously, the actor played Ben since season 6 of the ABC medical drama. Later, George became a series regular for seasons 12-14 before departing to join the ‘Grey’s’ spinoff, Station 19.

With Station 19 now canceled, it paved the way for George to bring Ben back to Seattle Grey’s Sloan. Over the past seven years, Jason was a mainstay on the firefighter drama and would make appearances and crossover to “Grey’s’.  Both series are produced by Shondaland and ABC signature.

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In story, the seventh season of Station 19 had Ben tapping leaning into his medical skills while questioning his future as a firefighter in light of his shoulder injury. Then, in the Station 19 series finale, Ben told Captain Herrera that he was going back to finish his surgical residency. The story all fits together because when Ben was a fifth year resident at Grey Sloan, he found a way to pursue his other dream as a firefighter without jeopardizing his chances to return to the hospital and medicine one day.

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George was featured on NBC’s Sunset Beach from 1997-1999 as lifeguard Michael Bourne and his love interest, Vanessa was played by Sherri Saum (ex-Keri, One Life to Live) who is also the wife of the late Kamar de los Reyes (ex-Antonio, One Life to Live)

In a post on X, following the story of his rejoining Grey’s Anatomy, George posted a video with the music from “Welcome Back Kotter” and the words “Well … it WAS kind of hush-hush. But now it’s official. Where my scrubs at?”

So, glad to hear Jason George is returning as a series regular to Grey’s Anatomy? Comment below.

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Bryan Craig Teases ‘Who Could It Be’ in Response to General Hospital’s Returning Mystery Man

Since General Hospital’s executive producer, Frank Valentini dropped a major bombshell of what’s to come on the long-running daytime drama at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, the guessing games have begun of just what former GH actor is returning to the cast this summer.

Speaking with ABC’s On The Red Carpet, as previously reported, Valentini shared, “A former cast member is coming back. And I think that the audience will go crazy for HIM.”

That has led to major online speculation that it could be anyone from: Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky), Greg Vaughn (ex-Lucky), Ted King (ex-Lorenzo Alcazar), Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer), and Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan) among others, that might be the gentlemen being referenced.

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On Wednesday, responding to a post on the subject from Soap Opera Digest, Bryan Craig commented, “Who could it be ….”  Now, clearly he can just be having some fun with the situation to throw fans off-track, or he might be giving us a tease of what’s to come.

Before exiting GH, the actor won two Daytime Emmys for his performances as Morgan Corinthos in 2016 and 2017.  Craig appeared on GH from 2013-2016 and made a return in 2018. Since departing GH, Bryan has appeared most recently in Freeform’s Good Trouble and ABC’s Grand Hotel, plus several independent films.

The character of Morgan was killed-off the show when Olivia Jerome set a bomb that exploded in the car that Morgan got into, but was meant to kill Olivia’s brother Julian Jerome. Morgan’s death caused a huge split in the relationship of Carly and Sonny.

So, do you think Bryan Craig is just having fun with the audience, or do you think it’s possible he is the big return Frank Valentini is talking about? Comment below.

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