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Y&R Casting Two New Roles, But One Must Hit The Right Notes! Who Would You Suggest To Play Them?

Put your casting director hats on daytime fans! The Young and the Restless has put out a casting call for two new roles, who will obviously be written for by the new Sally Sussman regime on the top-rated CBS daytime drama series.

The first new role is that of Marcus, who is said to be caucasian and age 32.  Marcus is described as a dashing, passionate journalist.

The other role is that of Ivy, 25-years-old.  She is a young free-spirited fun-loving singer.  The role is said to be contract. Soap Opera Digest first reported the casting news.

So, who do you think for daytime or primetime would make a good Marcus? Who from music, recording, or from daytime or nighttime TV could hit the right notes as Ivy? Share your inspired casting ideas in the comment section below.

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k/kay
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k/kay

I hope she turns this around but someone clue me in why was their not any script adjusting of Pratts writing? I fast forwarded seven episodes in thirty minutes! You have destroyed the character of Travis and dam get Nick off my screen and his greasy hair

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

I’m hearing you about Nick and his hair. Lately I think about Nick the way I use to think about the scruffyness of Stitch. They look like they need a good hot bath.

Celia
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Celia

Right, soaphound? Chelsea was never seen without Connor. I mean, do TPTB think we do not notice?

alexis
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alexis

how come the director doesn’t have connor on the show more. he is cute. they have nick on the show more. travis should leave town with michelle and don’t come back ever. i hate travis so much. the character i like more than travis is billy .

blake
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blake

Not sure why but I believe her writing starts on 12/7

Celia
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Celia

Maybe Chelsea can do a Nick “do-over”? I mean, she spends every breathing moment with him. Where’s Connor?

Nanci
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Nanci

I know, Celia! Too weird the way Chelsea and Nick are constantly together, and
often with Christian and Faith, too, lately. They are suddenly this cozy little family
but with Connor nowhere in sight. Sure, Chelsea and Nick could use a new friend,
but this is way overboard!

Celia
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Celia

@Nanci.
Hi,
Good to hear from you, my friend…..Poor Connor!! LOL.
I don’t know what the heck TPTB are trying to conjure up here. Are they preparing us for an Adam return, as I said to Timmm?
A romantic relationship between Chelsea and Nick would really complicate matters if Adam made an appearance.
Another reason, I think, is to make Chelsea an important character to the soap. She really has no relevance; other than being Connor’s mother: A NEWMAN. But, we never see him…HaHa. Strange, that!! Suddenly all the attention is on Christian and Faith!!!!

Celia
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Celia

@Nanci. Hi, Nanci, I did respond to your post. But soon after, I upgraded my iPad ( not liking upgrade, at all), so, I don’t know if I erased it, or what. Anyway, I find it strange, as well. This sudden coziness with Nick and children sans her own child, makes Chelsea seem unrealistic. I think TPTB need to keep Chelsea on because Adam will be back. When he does return, he ill be faces with two huge shockers: Christian is alive and Chelsea and Nick are involved. But, if we thought the Dylan and Nick court battle makes no… Read more »

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

I was thinking the same thing when I was watching the Friday December 2 episode. She has been so protective of Connor since Adam died. Practically joined herself to the hip with him. No all of a sudden she is bonding with Faith and Christian like she has all the free time in the world

Nanci
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Nanci

Agree completely with your entire post, Celia. God, it is all too weird now and
Chelsea has become someone I dont much like anymore. At least before, she
was a great mom to Connor, and now seems oblivious. Dont remember her
even mentioning him lately. I also think Nick is Christian’s bio-dad. And at this
point, I dont even know how an Adam return would work as far as Chelsea
because she isnt much outwardly mourning him anymore. And would it be
yet another Oh my God, Adam youre alive! kind of reaction from Chelsea?
Been there, done that!

Celia
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Celia

@Nanci.
Right? Well, one thing is for certain; we are talking about it….keeping us engaged in conversation.
This story will stagnate if someone’s feathers aren’t ruffled. Enter Adam. He must be brought back for drama, otherwise, this sorty is dead, as far as I am concerned. A love match between Nick and Chelses is neither palatable or appetizing.
Yesh..”He’s ALIVE” has been worked for a hundred years…..what else can they do?
The mystery needs to be resolved, albeit we are all sick of the same old same old.

alexis
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alexis

chelsea should spend time with her son connor more. she spends time with nick more than sometime with connor. where does connor go when chelsea and nick are out. chelsea really should spend time with connor or bring him with them.that’s sad you don’t even see connor that much. does connor go with a babysitter maybe. you don’t see much of billy and victoria’s kids either. what’s the point of having younger actors play as connor and billy and victoria’s kids

alexis
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alexis

there wasting the parents and the young actors time. so i heard cane and lily’s son charlie is being recast . is that true or not true that charlie is being recast

alexis
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alexis

i agree with you about travis . they should take him off the show. nick is ok.

Michael
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Michael

I could probably see Denyse Tontz [ex-Miranda, AMC] as a singer on Y&R

Addison
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Addison

How about Taylor Swift!!!!????
I know, I know, she Will NEVER,EVER BE ON A SOAP!!!

Mister Media
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Mister Media

I need to have Tom Pelphrey back on a soap, so he can be Marcus and Kristen Alderson can be Ivy as she is a singer as well as an actress.

boes
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boes

Tom Pelphrey, yes.

blake
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blake

yeah he is super talented and should be on a soap again!

Liz
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Liz

Both Kristen Alderson and Brittany Underwood come to mind.

Celia
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Celia

Yes…Liz, good choices, as well. Love both.

Claudio
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Claudio

Please no more newbies lol, bring back Dina Abbott Mergeron. Y&R need to cast Elizabeth Hubbard ex Lucinda Walsh ATWT to play Dina. Also I am glad that Judith Chapman is coming back as Gloria. I am very happy with that. She will be getting a storyline with Lauren and Michael. Judith first airdate is December 22, I cannot wait for the fireworks.

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

I agree with you on the newbies Claudio. Maybe it won’t be so bad. As long as they aren’t anything like Stich and Luca. Anything will be better than seeing Hillary reading her GC Buzz comments and falling in love with herself. I am so loving and patiently waiting for the return of Gloria. Not to mention the fact that she is having a storyline with Lauren. Judith Chapman, and Tracey E. Bregman are long overdue to be back on the screen. I love how they interact with each other. And adding Christian LeBlanc and Greg Rikaart to the mix… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Oh, soapqueenforever; tell me about it.
Stitch, Luca….you have just awakened a bitter taste in my mouth, LOL.
Every time I hear GC Buzz, I get a sinus headache. Now they have little Faith mentioning that ‘great institution’ of complete nonsense. Out of the mouth of babes!!!!!…..as the adage goes….

michael
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michael

OMG that is a brilliant idea to have Hubbard play Dina!!

toscanti
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toscanti

I completely agree, or even Eileen Fulton ex Lisa McColl ATWT.

Celia
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Celia

LOL, Claudio. You and I so desperately want these ladies back on Y& R. I do believe we talked about this before….Plus, “Vivian” on Days. Deja-vu? LOL.
I wish the writers would listen to us, my friend.

Claudio
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Claudio

I agree with you Celia, the writers need to be fired lol. we can take over Celia my friend. Vivian my madame needs to come back on Days, and Elizabeth Hubbard as the new Dina Abbott on Y&R.

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

I would love to see Eileen Fulton and Elizabeth Hubbard back 8n screen as well. If memory and back history of the Abbott family serves me correctly, Dina isn’t Ashley’s real mother. So my idea is have one play Dina and one play Ashley’s realcm mother. But I am uundecided as to who should play who. Ashley needs a good story line.Her talents are being wasted as a sounding board for Billy and Jack

kevin
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kevin

Soapqueenforever, if my memory serves correctly, lol…Dina is Ashley’s real mother for John isn’t her real father. I remember when Ashley was dating Eric (Brian Matthews) and Eric happened to also be involved with Dina.

Roxanne Robinson
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Roxanne Robinson

Ivy should be played by Lea Michelle. No one comes in mind for Marcus.

jake hernandez
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jake hernandez

Lea Michelle isn’t taking time off of her network TV show or movies to play a new role on Y&R; maybe someone like Kristen Alderson who can act and sing who does daytime would work

Celia
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Celia

I love Lea, too, Roxanne. She’s a little older, but, I doubt that matters much on soaps.

su0000
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su0000

It’s about time that Y&R gets YOUNG in the cast ..
When Y&R 1st started a majority of the main cast were actually young.
Also there is a great need for new characters and new stories.
It’s a bit tiring seeing the same 12? faces every single day for decades.

New Young people New stories. will be a good thing.

Decades and decades of Billy and Vicitora and Sharon and Nick and Jack and Phyllis are never ending recycling for decades…
Looking forward to some new and hope they put it front.

Looking forward to Mals takeover..

SZima
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SZima

Mal Young took over July 14th, so you’ve been watching his “stuff” for 5 months.

blake
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blake

the new writing is supposed to start on 12/7

Addison
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Addison

Yeah, Suoo. I thought you knew everything.
One positive thing to mention; Tristan Rogers Tweeted that he will be making a lot more appearances this month. I am hoping the new writing regime will appreciate this gem of an actor.

su0000
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su0000

hi Addison ..
I wish I did lol
I do know Mal has been producing ect for awhile now, I meant the old new writer.
I hope she makes Sharon hang! Sharon needs to pay and pay hard. I have no pity for the character LOL ..
It will be interesting to see how the new writer will end up in 6 months.

Geena
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Geena

I’m also tired of those recycled couples I no longer care about. I am fast forwarding through all of them which is basically the whole show at this point. The show desperately needs young blood. All the other soaps have a good set of young actors except for Y&R where almost every character is 40+.

Tani Sterling
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Tani Sterling

Would rather have a handsome, intelligent man with solid journalism credentials.

Tani Sterling
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Tani Sterling

I am replying to myself. Handsome is in the eye of the beholder. Everyone does not have to be knock down gorgeous to be intriguing. As said below, how about in addition to being honest try introducing a humble man.

Celia
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Celia

Right on, Tani. Humility goes a long way.

Meg Reddekopp
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Meg Reddekopp

WELL,I WANT SOMEONE FOR MARIAH ,HOPE MARCUS WILL BE THAT,

damien
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damien

bring back Redaric williams , tyler, for mariah
bring back austin from the ‘dead’for summer
or just bring back noah and marissa
theres more than enough younger people that can return instead of creating new characters with no ties to genoa city

Mo
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Mo

No, Yes, Yes, No.

Tani Sterling
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Tani Sterling

Forgive the deletion: I would like him to be honest!

Addison
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Addison

Tani, you seem to be having a lively debate with yourself.

Tani Sterling
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Tani Sterling

Touche! I was laughing at myself!

Celia
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Celia

That’s funny, Addison. I know you’re teasing. I like Tani. I love her posts. Cute.
I wish I knew her in person….as so many others.

Lance
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Lance

Kristen Anderson can play Ivy. She can sing and has a terrific voice.

Timmm
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Timmm

Nice girl but I was so happy she left GH, dont want her here!

Ghlover
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Ghlover

I think they should rather recast Abby instead. No need for new young folks when we have Mariah, Abby Devon Kevin

alexis
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alexis

they should recast adam newman.

Patrick
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Patrick

Young and Sussman : please recast Devon

Corbin Bleu , ex-Jeffrey King, OLTL would be perfect

boes
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boes

YES!! He’d be terrific.

Magneto
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Magneto

Please enough with the new characters Y&R. How about shoring up what they have and getting rid of the dead weight and getting back to good storytelling. Instead of rehashing old storylines that characters have had over and over again. Y&R has become a real madhouse storyline wise. Characters like Victor and Nikki are the worst. I mean what does Nikki suffer from Stockholm syndrome or something? Or is it pure selective memory? When I hear her justify Victors behavior or blasting Sharon, I think to myself; “wasn’t this girl a stripper who gave up here child ,alcoholic, and had… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Nikki is a rich snob, Sharon should spit on her!

Celia
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Celia

LOL, Timmmy. What are the similarities between Nikki and Chelsea?
Sound familiar? Both these women could be straight out of Dickens’ OLIVER TWIST, under the tutelage of Fagin.
Soooo sanctimonious!!!!
Do the writers expect us to forget from whence Nikki hails?

Magneto
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Magneto

So agree with you!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

and so it begins—- every new writer creates new characters to “interact” with the vets, but eventually the newbies take over like Dylan, Stitch, Avery, Joe, Hilary etc— the new characters are always a flash in the pan– sizzle for a season, then fall flat over time– personally they should be is fleshing out the established character’s extended families– why can’t Kyle be a dashing playboy turned journalist– or recast Summer so she can become a singer instead bringing on a new character Ivy—-sigh— but it is what it is, as long as the stories and writing get better I… Read more »

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Shades of the Brookes clan from yesteryear. The newspaper the singing and Plano playing..I’m not sure what Sally Sussman is leading into I’m a bit skeptical and also hopeful at the same time. While next Wednesday there’ll be change..I don’t expect to really comment until at least six months into her tenure..well see

k/kay
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k/kay

I agree Mary but right now their isn’t a man on the canvas for Ashley as for the young girl I’m not sure what that is about ? That is the way I feel about the baby everyone is fussing over a character that wasn’t needed just another quick romance for Nick I will give them a chance but a lot of work has to be done .

Geena
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Geena

Much of the problem lies in the fact that the characters are all related to each other. I agree, I’d rather see Kyle, Fenmore, Chance, Mac, Scotty. Before they even create new characters. Heaven help us if the singing takes over.

Mo
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Mo

Not really looking forward to singing on the show. The roles don’t excite me right now.

Celia
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Celia

I watched episodes of Patty Weaver, as per my grandmother. She was both on DOOL and Y&R.
Her voice was spectacular….so, if the singer’s voice has that certain nuance; if the voice is powerful enough; if the singer can convey a message through dong, I am all for it.
We have to wait and see, Mo. who know? We may be pleasantly surprised.

Ron
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Ron

Did Gina Romalotti ever marry? I can’t remember. If so, maybe IVY can be her daughter.

Celia
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Celia

@Ron.
Hi Ron,
What a great idea! As Gina Roma’s daughter, Ivy would have ties to Y& R.
I believe Gina married someone named Clint?

k/kay
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k/kay

She married an ex con named Clint Radison no children. Clint Radison was the one who found Marge Katherine’s look a like to steal all Katherine’s money. Some great storylines back then. Gina came to town fresh out of prison years earlier and fell in love with Lauren’s dad but Lauren’s mother came to town and Lauren and her broke them up. That is why it is so stupid that they made Jill/Lauren’s sister because Jill was the same age basically as Lauren’s dad.

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

I forgot all about Patty. She wa s also Danny Romalati’s sister and she owned a restaurant where she would sing whenever the mood struck her. If memory serves, she did have a nice voice

Geena
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Geena

The singing was fine in the 80s and the 90s but it comes across dated & cheesy now. Days tried it with Claire Brady but they’ve since moved on.

Mo
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Mo

I thought Claire was going to sing at Thanksgiving, but fortunately, she did not.

Timmm
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Timmm

Dont need a new female singer UNLESS she is singing at Gloria and Jeff’s new restaurant!

New male cast member? Look now further than the talented Brandon Barash!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I’m with you, Timm. Brandon and Robert Scott Wilson are my top choices. Though the singing thing doesn’t thrill me.

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

I’m all for your idea timmm. As I said in what I posted above, GC needs a new nightclub. And who better to run it than Gloria. She coul reincarnate Gloworm into a sultry nightclub, and Colin and Jeffrey could have shady business dealings in the back offices. And than Michael could use his legal skills to keep the place open

Timmm
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Timmm

I love Colin and Jeffrey in cahoots!

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Promising. A new writing team will bring in new characters… and escort others to the door. Seems the media game in Genoa City will heat up, and I like that. As for a singer, well… one of the great joys of Y&R in the past was the music. Danny. Gina. Lauren. I liked that side of the show. Added some pizzazz to the dull (lately) corporate goings-on with Newman Enterprises and Chancellor Industries (What is it exactly they do?). I would like to see some real model/cosmetics action on the J’Abot front. Am looking forward to changes as the winter… Read more »

kevin
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kevin

I agree Iakovos…I miss the era with Gina/Danny/Lauren singing…Patty Weaver is a superb singer. I remember Patty being on Days before Y&R…a very talented lady.

Tani Sterling
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Tani Sterling

Not sure what you mean by the “media game” but would hope it is perhaps an expansion of legitimate journalism, so to speak. Playing with this a bit, a powerful local paper with a rich enough owner could introduce an interesting presence. Genoa City needs more than two families.

The music can work. I remember.

Celia
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Celia

Finn Wittrock ( American Horror Story).
Jesse McCartney ( JR Chandler–AMC)

Jennifer Stone ( theater)
Lucy Hale ( A CINDERELLA STORY)

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

There really is ONLY one obvious choice for the 25-year old Ivy:

JOAN COLLINS!!!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

How about the talented and gorgeous Robert Scott Wilson, ex of DOOL? Or Brandon Barash? We sure miss him on GH.

Celia
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Celia

Of course, Rob Wilson….why didn’t I think of him!!!!! He’d be great in any role.
I hope he wins the Emmy. He does deserve it.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I hope he doesn’t get overlooked, Celia. Sometimes great work just falls through the cracks and I’d hate for Robert to be forgotten. I don’t know what this says about me, who hates violent scenes, but Rob turned me on even when he was beating up Chad. Must be the muscles..

Celia
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Celia

Rob Wilson is very charismatic….and, oh, so sexy. He has that quiet, mysterious way about me that is sooo enigmatic…draws me in.
As yourself, I’m not fond of violent scenes ( he played the part of the fiend sooooo well), but, we can separate the actor from his role, yes?
Yeah!! Those muscles make it easy to forgive….SWOON!!

Claudio
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Claudio

Yes Michael, I am happy that you agree with me. Elizabeth Hubbard is a terrific actress and would be great as the new Dina Abbott Mergeron. Imagine the fireworks with Dina Jill and Gloria.

mike
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mike

Andrew Walker star of many Hallmark movies would be great, or how about Paul Telfer who Days made a mistake in getting rid of. For the female role they could not do better than Brittany Underwood.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

DAYS didn’t get rid of Paul Telfer, mike. He chooses to only be available for short gigs.

Keijan
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Keijan

Mark Lawson as Marcus and Jennifer Landon as Ivy

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

David Gregory…ex Robert Ford OlTL is gorgeous and he can act; and (drumroll)…Teresa Castillo. It’d be interesting to see her in another role.

Nanci
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Nanci

Just not interested in additional newbies. Would rather see solid storylines with current
people! More of Ashley, for one.

Jani
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Jani

Mandy Moore … She does a marvelous job on “This is us” ….

Ron
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Ron

For those fans of American Idol, and those from the Chicagoland/Genea City landscape, I recommend Haley Reinhart ( a couple of seasons past) for the role of Ivy. Not only is she a terrific singer, she’s bubbly, cute and sultry whenever she wants to be. She’s about 25 yrs old. I’ll reflect on the role of the journalist, but I’d sure like to see FRESH FACES for these roles, not actors from other soaps, etc. I’m excited about these two characters because the show could use stories that focus on news events and might even clean up the mess the… Read more »

penny
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penny

Sal Stowers would be perfect or an unknown who can act & sing.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Sal Stowers is back on DAYS, penny.

penny
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penny

Is she playing an invisible character because I haven’t seen her?

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

She’ll be airing in January.

alexis
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alexis

is Michael muhney returning as adam newman or not

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

My understanding is MM is not allowed to step foot inside the Y&R studio and no matter how many fans want him back, alexis, his hands are tied.

All My Children

All My Children and Guiding Light Vet, Gil Rogers Passes Away

Gil Rogers, who played one of the all-time most dastardly villains in soaps on All My Children and was the on-screen father to the one and only Reva Shayne (Kim Zimmer) on Guiding Light, has died at age 87.

News came via his daughter, Amanda Rogers on her Facebook page, relating that Gil passed away on March 2nd.

The actor had played Tad (Michael E. Knight) and Jenny’s (Kim Delaney) father, Ray Gardner on All My Children from 1977-1978 making multiple appearance though 2001, then later as Hawk Shayne on Guiding Light from 1985-1992 making multiple appearance through 2009.

Gil also appeared on Another World, Search for Tomorrow and The Doctors.

In her post, Amanda wrote: “Gil Rogers died this morning. As you all know, my dad was awesome. He was my best friend, confidant, mentor and just an awesome dad. He came to pick me and  Charlotte Whitaker Zdanowski up at clubs at 2AM in our teens to keep us safe, and drank bourbon with me every day since moving out here 2 years ago. He was welcoming and kind, funny and gregarious, a shameless flirt and a fierce protector. He loved his dinners with grandkids and endured animated movies and discussions about pokemon. And I miss him so terribly already. He died in his sleep, without pain or fear. I am so grateful to have had such a great father and to have spent these past 2 years with him every day.”

Check out this vintage scene below from All My Children where Ray played by Rogers blows up the Martin house.

Now share your remembrances of Gil’s performances and along with condolences for his family in the comment section.

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Chris Harrison In First Interview Since ‘Bachelor’ Controversy Says He Wants To Be Back as Host; But GMA’s Michael Strahan Says Apology was a “Surface Response”

Thursday’s Good Morning America featured the highly-publicized first interview with ‘Bachelor’ franchise host and executive producer, Chris Harrison, since he stepped away from the show following his controversial remarks on current Bachelor contestant Rachel Kirkconnell, amid the airing of a season that has seen the first-ever Black male lead of the reality series, Matt James.

Speaking with GMA co-host, Michael Strahan, Harrison spoke of remarks he made during his interview with ex-Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay on Extra that sparked the firestorm.

Harrison admitted the words he spoke to Lindsey were “in a manner that perpetuates racism,” adding “I am an imperfect man I made a mistake and I own that. I believe that mistake doesn’t reflect who I am or what I stand for.”

 

The incident began when photos surfaced on social media of Kirkconnell at an Old South-themed party that she attended back in 2018, along with allegations she “liked” many Instagram posts that were racist in nature, and what many viewed as Harrison coming to her defense in this time of what he then called “cancel culture”.

On GMA, Chris expressed: “Antebellum parties are not OK,  Past, present, future, knowing what that represents is unacceptable.”

He also apologized to Lindsay, who had to shut down her Instagram account because of viral vitriol being sent her way over the incident with Harrison, adding this message to the public, “Anyone who is throwing hate towards Rachel Lindsay, please stop. It’s unacceptable.”

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As to how he is trying to make amends, Harrison shared: “I made a mistake and I own that, Racism, oppression, these are big dynamic problems and they take serious work. I am committed to that work.”  The longtime Bachelor host then announced he is working with race educator Dr. Eric Dyson who has taught him about the idea of “counsel, not cancel”.

Chris says he plans to be back hosting the reality-dating series, expressing:  “I plan to be back. I want to be back.  This interview is not the finish line. There is much more work to be done.”

Following the exclusive, Michael Strahan described his conversation with Chris Harrison stating: “His apology is his apology, but it felt like it got nothing more than a surface response on any of this. Obviously, he is the man who wants to clearly stay on the show, but only time will tell if there is any meaning behind his words.”

So, what do you think of Chris Harrison’s responses during his first interview since the controversy? Should he return to hosting The Bachelor franchise? Comment below. But first check out his GMA exclusive.

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GH’s Wes Ramsey Makes Statement on Criticism, Social Media, and Professionalism

General Hospital’s Wes Ramsey, who portrays polarizing character, Peter August on the ABC daytime drama series, responded to a recent take on his role from cast mate, Tristan Rogers (Scorpio) when a video made its way through social media.

The video was from a Cameo appearance, where Rogers offered an assessment of the Peter August storyline and expressed that while he knows Ramsey is a strong actor, he felt he was “wrong for the character” being that Peter was the son of the evil Faison played by Anders Hove.

Rogers also came to the defense of Ramsey and shared: “Don’t be too hard on Wes Ramsey. He’s got himself into a horrible storyline, and the storyline is the fault of the show. What they’ve literally done is they’ve painted themselves into a corner, and they don’t know how to get out of it.”

Currently, Peter’s story is front and center on GH with his wedding to Maxie (Kirsten Storms), and the fallout from all of the character’s dirty deeds.

Now Ramsey took to his Instagram account to address what transpired and his thoughts on the perils of social media, professionalism and acting, expressing: “Actors are storytellers, shapeshifters, chameleons. We’re also in the business of cultivating trust bc that’s how the best work is brought to life. We have to trust our imaginations, our instincts. We have to trust our fellow actors, because without them, there’s no scene to play. In the collaborative efforts of bringing any show to life, we also have to trust our directors each day to steer the arch of our story (like a conductor with a symphony) & trust our writers who are tasked with composing the symphonies we play out. I came up in a world of classical theater, where trusting the play, text, story is essential to the tightrope balancing act of making magic.  You will never hear me critique (on any public platform) the people responsible for the creative opportunities I enjoy each day. Without the trust of my writers, directors, producers & fellow actors, it would be impossible to live out my dreams. My job (& my only job) is to bring fearlessness, playfulness & passionate conviction to what has been created for me. My aim is to stretch myself (beyond the limits of where I think my boundaries may lye) each time I’m entrusted with material that allows those boundaries to be tested.

 

Every actor must believe they are the right person for their part or they will never achieve their potential, let alone surpass it. I was raised a gentleman & have two wonderful parents to thank for that, however, my polite personality (while rendering me easy to get along with on set) should have little bearing on my caliber of performance nor my castability as a professional.  I am leery of the pitfalls of social media & believe there are advantages to maintaining some mystery (even as a public figure) but I will always defend & protect what I hold dear (my job & my career) when they are publicly challenged, especially by those closest to me, whom I love & respect. Please know I bear no ill will. As a society, we are all still learning the full ramifications of living in an internet dominated culture. To all my many fans out there who offer encouragement & support, I hear you & am grateful for you. I’m having a blast… 🙂. Onward we go.”

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