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Will Judith Light win a Tony tonight? Is a return to OLTL in the works?

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Two big questions will be answered shortly for fans and peers of two-time Daytime Emmy Award winner and star of television, film, and stage, Judith Light!  First tonight, Judith is nominated for her first Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her star-turn in Lombardi.  And second, what has been continually on the mind of soap fans is… will Judith return to One Life to Live where she played Karen Wolek, the hooker with a heart of gold, before we have to say goodbye to the series come January 2012.

At last night’s Tony Award cocktail reception in New York, Judith spoke briefly with Showbiz 411 about her chances on picking up her first Tony tonight (on CBS live 8PMEST) in a category that also features Ellen Barkin’s performance for The Normal Heart. Judith responded that she does not think she will win, “but it’s nice to be included.”

And what, if anything is going on with a return to OLTL?  Judith remarked, “Let’s get through [Sunday] night first.” But according to Showbiz 411 Judith really knows it.  “If the show’s fans could be polled, Judith Light is the one actor they’d want to see return, even if briefly, for a big finale.” 

One interesting note is that according to the item, Judith has not heard from OLTL with an offer to return before the show goes off the air.  On-Air On-Soaps partly assumes that is because the show still has more time on the air to wrap-up and currently is knee-deep in major story; as opposed to AMC which is bringing back major fan favorite returns since they exit the soap scene several months prior to One Life.

Stay tuned! And good-luck to Judith at the Tonys!

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Brian
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It would be very nice to see Karen and Viki reminisce over past…

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I didn’t watch OLTL when Judith was on. I started in 1987. I have seen her scenes on you-tube, although I am sure it is not the same as watching the entire story play out. I would be happy for her to return, but she seems really disconnected from characters that are on the canvas now. I would prefer Andrea Evans, James Depaiva, Kathy Brier and Nathaniel Marston, Daphnee Duplaix, Dan Gaulthier, Scott Evans and Brett Claywell. If there is a chance to bring back Jessica Tuck….then do that too.

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B&B Favorite Alley Mills Joins General Hospital in Mystery Role

Actress Alley Mills, best known to soap opera fans for her role as Pam Douglas (oh, those lemon bars) on The Bold and the Beautiful, has joined the cast of ABC’s General Hospital.

The news comes in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands everywhere on Friday.

According to SOD, Mills will be playing a mystery role and will first appear later this month on GH.

Previously, Alley previously played the late Stephanie Forrester’s (Susan Flannery) sister on B&B from 2006-2019, and was last seen on the soap in 2021.

Mills is also beloved by primetime fans for her role in the original version of the sitcom, The Wonder Years as Norma Arnold.

So, who do you think Alley will be playing on GH? Weigh-in via the comment section below.

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‘Passions’ Alum James Hyde to Guest Star on The Young and the Restless

The mysterious back-story of just what Diane Jenkins was up to during her time away from Genoa City is getting another added lift on The Young and the Restless.

Now comes word that former Passions alum, James Hyde is taking on the role of Jeremy Stark, who has shared a connection with Diane in her past.

Look for James to appear in upcoming multiple episodes of the CBS sudser beginning on Friday, October 21st.

Hyde can also be currently be seen in the Netflix series, Monarca, and the upcoming Telemundo series, La Reina Del Sur, which bows on October 18.

Of course, soap fans remember James’ ten year run as Sam Bennett on the defunct NBC daytime drama, Passions.

So, just what will Jeremy and Diane’s past be? Glad to see James back on the soaps? Comment below.

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GH’s Avery Pohl on Esme’s Return: “She’s Using Her Time Wisely and Waiting For The Right Moment to Strike”

Next week, Esme Prince (Avery Pohl) is back lurking around Port Charles.  When viewers last saw Esme, she went over the parapet at Wyndemere during a showdown with Ava (Maura West).

For months, GH fans have been eagerly awaiting to see just how and when Esme would return to get revenge, or find out what she is after.  From the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, it looks like the wait is over.

In dishing with SOD on her on-screen return, Pohl shared that Esme is, “essentially on the run.”  However, she adds, “Esme is aware of the circumstances she’s put herself in.  She is aware that people are going to to be after her.  She’s not dumb.”

Just what’s in store for Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Ava, Trina (Tabyana Ali), Spencer (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) and Ryan (Jon Lindstrom) now that Esme is back?

As Esme’s plan begins to reveal itself, Pohl shares: “Before she goes right back into the thick of it, she scopes things out.  She’s using her time wisely and waiting for the right moment to strike.”

So, are you glad that finally Avery Pohl is back on GH as Esme? What do you hope happens next? Who do you think is Esme’s biological mother? Do you want her to get her comeuppance from the Cassadine clan and Trina? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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