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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.

Days Of Our Lives

Eric Martsolf Talks Brady Being Duped & His Co-Stars; Galen Gering & Camila Banus Chat Hernandez Siblings On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’

On the latest episode of the Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, Eric Martsolf (Brady Black) chats with host. Michael Fairman as Brady’s story hits a major turning point!  As DAYS fans know, Brady recently hit the sheets with “Nicole” who was Kristen in disguise.

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During the podcast conversation, Eric explains how he has to sometimes suspend belief to make stories work in daytime which included Brady not figuring out that “Nicole” was Kristen, although it certainly re-ignited his thoughts of her!  Plus, he chimes in on the fun he has had working with his co-stars: Arianne Zucker (“Nicole”) and Stacy Haiduk (Kristen/Susan) in their many scenes

Later, Eric tries to remember all of the loves of Brady’s life that crashed and burned, and is posed the question, “What would he think if Days of our Lives SORAS’d Brady’s son, Tate, to an 18-year-old?

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Then, the podcast goes behind the scenes for a dressing room segment where Galen Gering (Rafe) welcomes his on-screen sister, Camila Banus (Gabi).  The two banter about their on-screen and off-screen relationship as brother/sister and friends, and how much they value one another as they create the Hernandez sibling dynamic.

To download the episode via iTunes click here.   To listen to the podcast via NBC.com/Inside Salem click here.

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So, what do you think Brady should do now after the mess he finds himself in due to Kristen’s manipulations? Comment below.

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DWTS Host, Tom Bergeron Not Happy With “Divisive” Casting Choices Aimed At Sean Spicer

Controversy already erupted upon the announcement on Wednesday of the cast of the new season of Dancing with the Stars.  Most intriguing is that a statement from the longtime ABC series, host, Tom Bergeron revealed his hopes to the producers that their celebrity casting choices would be non-political in nature, especially after the ballroom dance competition had been on a year hiatus from the small screens.

Following the celebrity contestant reveal, which included former White House Press Secretary. Sean Spicer (who worked for President Donald Trump), the host released a statement via his Twitter account.  In it, Bergeron noted that he’d had lunch with the show’s new executive producer and had suggested some ideas for the show. Chief among them was that DWTS should avoid casting someone with “ANY party affiliations.”  When he left that lunch, Bergeron says he was convinced that would be the case.

Bergeron expressed: “It was my hope that ‘DWTS,’ in its return from an unprecedented year-long hiatus, would be a joyful respite from our exhausting political climate and free of inevitably divisive bookings from ANY party affiliations.”  Then he said, “Subsequently (and rather obviously) a decision was made to, as they often say in Hollywood, “go in a different direction”.  He went on to say, “It is the prerogative of producers, in partnership with the network, to make whatever decisions they feel are in the best long term interests of the franchise. We can agree to disagree, as we do now, but ultimately it’s their call. I’ll leave it to them to answer any further questions about those decisions.”

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DWTS new EP Andrew Llinares, then said in a statement. “We’ve got a great and diverse cast. We are excited about the season,”

You can see Bergeron’s tweet in full below.

So, what do you think of Bergeron’s hopes for the casting choices of DTWS?  Would you have preferred Sean Spicer to be cut from the cast?  Who would you have liked to have seen cast on the series? Would you want any celeb you like to even go on it any more? Comment below.

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Dancing with the Stars Season 28 Cast Revealed: From The Bachelorette’s Hannah Brown to Ex-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer

This morning on ABC’s Good Morning America the celebrity line-up was announced for the upcoming fall season and 28th edition of Dancing with the Stars.  Within the list of competitors are: The Bachelorette, Hannah Brown, former Dawson’s Creek star, James Van Der Beek, and even disgraced White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, and the “Uptown Girl” herself, supermodel Christie Brinkley 

In addition to the above celebs, showing their best ballroom dance moves will also be: Queer Eye‘s Karamo Brown, The Office‘s Kate Flannery and Kenan & Kel‘s Kel Mitchell, plus The Supremes’ Mary Wilson, Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke, and American Idol Season 10 runner-up  and now country/pop star, Lauren Alaina.

As for the former pro athletes in the cast; those slots belong to: former NFL linebacker of the Baltimore Ravens, Ray Lewis, and former NBA player (and former hubby to Khloe Kardashian) Lamar Odom.

On the pro dancer side, this season will mark the return of Peta Murgatroyd who last competed three seasons ago, as well as newcomers Daniella Karagach and Pasha Pashkov. In addition, the cast will include the steps of: Brandon Armstrong, Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Cheryl Burke, Witney Carson, Val Chmerkovskiy, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko and Emma Slater.

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This season viewers will not learn of the celebrity/pro pairings till the night of the premiere.

All the moves kick-off on Monday night, September 26th at 8PMEST/7PMCST on ABC.

So, what do you think of the new cast of DWTS? Who do you think on paper stands the best chance of being a top contender for the Mirror Ball Trophy? Weigh-in below.

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