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Y&R Alum Miles Gaston Villanueva Lands Primo Role As Lyle Menendez In Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders Anthology Series!

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Fans of The Young and the Restless know that Miles Gaston Villanueva (Ex-Luca Santori) can play quite the bad boy, and now primetime  TV audiences will get to see him playing a convicted murderer in the highly-anticipated eight episode Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders anthology series for NBC.

According to the casting news via Deadline.com, first season of the series will focus on the true-life infamous case of Lyle (Villanueva) and Erik Menendez (Gus Halper). The brothers  were convicted in 1996 of murdering their parents seven years earlier. After a mistrial and deadlocked juries — there was one trial but two separate juries, one for each brother — the brothers later were re-tried and convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole.

The true-crime installment of the Law & Order franchise will delve into the players, the crime and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down when the cameras stopped rolling. Edie Falco also stars as defense attorney Leslie Abramson.

Villanueva recently starred with Al Pacino and Judith Light in the Pasadena Playhouse production of God Looked Away.

Look for a fall premiere on NBC for Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez murders.

So, what do you think of the casting of Miles Gaston Villanueva as Lyle Menendez? Will you be checking him out on the series this fall? Comment below!

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Good for him !
his character was lackluster BLAAHHHH!
He was the son of a very feared powerful man he was from a power family and his character was nothing, nothing much to speak of.
what a waste ..
hope his new journey will be much better than with Y&R.

Timmm
Timmm

THAT was one of the problems with his character, he came from a powerful family whose father was ruthless and we never met him. Why not cast a 60 something former TV actor to go head to head with Victor and then introduce more members of Luca’s family? All of Luca’s threats were empty and it made him look like a joke. That and being connected to Glummer!

davlestev1
davlestev1

I can just picture Victor and Nick trying to deal and Sharon and Nikki being the sane ones about it.

davlestev1
davlestev1

And to throw TRUE gasoline on the fire he should have been sleeping with Summer too. Oh the fun a true story liner would have had with just that ONE story.

April
April

Great news for him. So many YR viewers left mean comments about him

Timmm
Timmm

Thats great, keep getting work. Stay away from Genoa City! Oh, and keep that girl you hung with whose accent changed over night when she started dating Noah, away to!

Mo
Mo

Someone else is doing this story as well. Meredith who plays Anne on Days played Leslie in that dramatization.

toscanti
toscanti

Excellent, he’s a very good actor. I’ll be tuning in to watch.

blake
blake

great news. I loved and miss him on Y&R. Sexy Luca and his amazing hair!

Chrystie_Delancey
Chrystie_Delancey

Unless Law & Order has the “dun dun” sound, it just is not the same. I can’t get into the Chicago version they have on even though the cast, as most Law & Order franchises is fantastic.

I miss the original Law & Order. 🙁

Emily
Emily

Good for him! He’ll be awesome!

Teresa
Teresa

Great to see talented Latino
Actors cast in great roles! Does us proud.

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Broadway Legend Carol Channing Dies At 97; B&B Remembers Her Time On The Soap

The beloved and iconic star Carol Channing has passed away at age 97.  Best known for her performance as Dolly Levi in Hello Dolly, the Tony Award-winning actress also picked up a Golden Globe for her role in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and was nominated for an Academy Award for it as well, throughout her enduring career.

Reports on Tuesday detail that Channing died at her home in Rancho Mirage, California, of natural causes.

While Channing did so much in her illustrious career, she also appeared as herself back in 1993 on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful.  That’s when the Forresters staged a celebrity-filled fashion show with plenty of glitz.

In a tweet with a photo of B&B’s enduring star, John McCook (Eric Forrester) pictured with Channing, the daytime drama shared: “All of us at mourn the loss of our friend, the legendary star, . She was a true original and there will never be anyone like her. Ms. Channing appeared as herself on B&B in 1993. May she rest in peace.”

Channing’s performance as a diamond-loving showgirl, Lorelei Lee, in the Broadway musical Gentleman Prefer Blondes back in 1949 made her a star.  Marilyn Monroe would play the role in the film adaptation.

Later in her TV career, she appeared on numerous shows including: Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, The Love Boat, Touched by an Angel and several game shows, to name just a few.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Carol Channing via the comment section below.

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Who Will Be Ryan’s Next Victim On General Hospital?

Here;s what we know .. on Monday’s episode of ABC;s General Hospital, Ryan added CarSon, Sonny and Carly, to his hit list of victims.  He wants them out of the the way so Ava can take Avery and leave Port Charles with him and never look back.

Meanwhile, Carly is definitely a threat to figuring out that Kevin is Ryan, given her unrelenting quest and her days at Ferncliff.

Elsewhere, Franco is up to trying to figure out why “Kevin” suddenly dumped him as a patient, and if anyone can come across the lock box in “Kevin’s” office and open it up, therein lies clue to the serial killer’s movesand victims.

But will Port Charles continue to think that “Kevin” is having some sort of breakdown over the anniversary of his twin brother, Ryan’s “death” and heinous killing spree years ago? Will anyone figure out the real Kevin is locked up in a straight-jacket at Ferncliff?

Check out this week’s promo for GH below, and then let us know; who you think will truly be Ryan’s next victim, or will he finally be caught?  And, what have you thought of the performances of Jon Lindstrom in this storyline? Comment below.

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David Canary’s Daughter Raises Question If Repeated Head Traumas From His Football Past Contributed To AMC Star’s Condition Before His Death

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative brain disease that is now widely known to be the outcome of repeated head traumas, concussions and more for many NFL athletes, Pro Wrestlers, hockey players and more   It has caused mental illness, severe behavioral changes and more in younger athletes to even old-timers, many who suffer unaware what is happening to them. Some athletes who have committed suicide have been later to have been diagnosed with CTE when their brains were donated to research.

Kate Canary, the daughter of All My Children’s beloved and late, David Canary (Adam/Stuart Chandler), is a contributing writer to the New York Daily News, and she wrote a heartfelt, and thought-provoking article, on just what happened to this icon, who died in 2015 at the age of 77  with his formal diagnosis being Alzheimer’s disease.

However, David’s earlier football past as a high school and college football player could very well been the reason why he suffered so many years before, and as Kate related here in these excerpts: “But this diagnosis came after years of suffering with Dad’s cognitive decline, and arguably decades of signs. Without exposing the most excruciating details of a disease that could extinguish the most vibrant of men, I can confess that his case was anything but typical.  We lost him in fits and starts, over and over, for roughly seven years leading up to his final breath. Begrudgingly, we learned to lie to him — ‘entering his world,’ as my brother Chris so delicately deemed it — to skirt the contradictory truths that would trigger his outbursts, which left physical scars on objects, on himself, and on others. We knew many families who had faced Alzheimer’s, yet we were the only ones uttering the comparison ‘Jekyll and Hyde.  Those closest to Dad witnessed firsthand the erratic, delusional and at times explosive episodes that characterized his particular case, which we tried attributing to an overactive imagination in a broken brain. But as more information emerges about CTE and the nature of its symptoms — the violent mood swings, the lapses in judgment, the hours-long hallucinations, the paranoid delusions — we are left with more questions than answers, more regret than relief.”

Kate goes on to state the facts that David Canary suffered at least four major concussions as a lineman in his high school and college football playing days between the ages of 16 and 22, (she also relates that those are the ones he remembered).  She also notes the multi-Daytime Emmy winning star has experienced cognitive difficulties decades before his Alzheimer’s diagnosis, and that there was no genetic lineage that the family knew of that would you would often find with Alzheimer’s patients.  She also noted that David’s volatility was unusual for a patient suffering from this disease, which leads us all back to CTE.

In the end a loving daughter asks the questions, “Did football kill my father?”  Kate was on the verge of looking into a way to donate David’s brain to science, but sadly he passed away eight weeks later in November of 2015.

The upshot is that when mothers and fathers allow their kids to play football or other-related sports at an early age were concussions are a possibly or involved, think again, you could be changing the course of their lives forever.

So, what did you think of what Kate shared about David Canary’s mental health and condition?  It would seem CTE could have been the root cause of what befell this giant of a man in the daytime soap world. Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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