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Y&R Casting Call: Has Simone morphed into Dru?

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Here we go again! Seems the powers-that-be at Y&R are making a change-up, a game changer, again. That makes everyone in the industry wonder, if Drucilla is on her way back to Genoa City.  Now if that were to be, it would appear not in the form of the talented actress and author,Victoria Rowell (Ex-Dru), whose novel Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva hasn’t even hit the bookshelves and is a hit, but a possible replacement for the role!

In today’s Soapgeist columnTV Guide Canada’s Nelson Branco stated, “As previously reported, Y&R is casting Malcolm’s fiancée, Simone. However, a revised casting call was sent out stating the character description has changed. Looks like Y&R is making their new black female role more like Drucilla by the minute. The role is expected to debut in May and begins taping in April.”  What is going on here?  Stay tuned.

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If they are actually stupid enough to recast Drucilla when Rowell is available for the part, then MAB should quit. She is the empress of bad recasting and hiring/firing the wrong people!

Muhney is completely miscast as Adam, and she has made the show All About Adam. Reigel should be Mackenzie, so she’d be reunited w/ Hendrickson’s Chloe, but instead she’s Heather Stevens! Rylan should be Heather Stevens, but instead she’s a 29 year old Abbie, when Abbie should be a teen and they need teen Abbotts after stupidly killing off Colleen so Victor could temporarily be shipped out. All the more do the Abbotts need a teen character since they killed off Colleen, when the actress that portrayed her was actually decent, especially in that girls gone wild arc they did. She and JT had chemistry! Haiduk as Mary Jane, Patty, Emily is blech worthy. She ain’t anywhere close to Ashley Davidson’s brilliance as Kristen and the entire Banks on Days!

Knowing MAB, whoever they recast as Dru is going to be completely left field and a real stinker.

Rowell should either go to B&B as a new character, or head to Primetime and film since she’s that good.

Y&R is nuts to recast Dru.


Yeah, this is a bad move on the show’s part. The character and likeness of Dru that VR play is not replacable and they tried it before with Eva and it bombed miserable. Y&R, get on your knees and beg VR back as Dru and if the idiots have anything to say, they can lose their job too.

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As fans know, Antoine will be exiting GH in the role of Jordan as she begins filming the CBC series.

However, Antoine is getting a co-star on her new show, in none other than Natasha Henstridge.  The actress has previously appeared in CW’s Beauty and the Beast and Secret Circle.


According to Deadline, in Diggstown, Natasha will play Colleen MacDonald, a single, no-nonsense, openly gay director of legal aid now headquartered in Halifax after being blacklisted by the legal community in Toronto. She hopes to one day work her way back home.

As for the premise of the new series, Diggstown is set in the gritty arena of legal aid.  It centers on Marcie Diggs (Antoine), a star lawyer who reconsiders her priorities after her beloved aunt commits suicide following a malicious prosecution. Landing at a legal aid office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Marcie is driven by one thing – to never again allow innocent lives to be destroyed by the justice system.  The team of lawyers that Marcie works with are a curious band of do-gooders, cynics and scrappers – messy souls struggling to keep personal disappointment and demons out of their practice as they work directly in the community to find justice for their diverse clients, exploring issues of racism, poverty and gender bias.”

Antoine is the first black actress to be cast as a dramatic series lead on iconic Canadian Broadcasting Company, CBC.

So, what do you think of the premise of Diggstown?  Sounds intriguing to us! Comment below.

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Sharing a beautiful photo on both of their social media accounts taken in Malibu, the duo share a kiss, are dressed in white, and Alyssa is showing off that ring!  Tabit expressed: “Best. Day. EVER!!!! 💍Freddie Smith, Love you until the end of time! ♥️♥️♥️ #engaged”

Freddie simply stated: 💍Love you Alyssa Tabit”

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The lovebirds also co-host their own podcast called The Freddie and Alyssa Show which is available via iTunes and YouTube.

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Now as Arturo becomes more entrenched in the Newman clan, Canela posted on his Instagram account that the CBS soap has signed him on as a contract player.

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Glad to hear there is more Arturo in Genoa City and Jason is on contract at the top-rated daytime drama series? Comment below.

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