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Y&R's Blake Hood To Appear On New Season Of The Vampire Diaries!

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The Young and the Restless Blake Hood (Kyle) is going to be not only on daytime but in primetime this fall!  According to TV Guide, Hood has landed the role of one of Klaus’ new hybrids when The Vampire Diaries returns for another season on the CW!

Hood along with Alyssa Diaz (formerly of As the World Turns) will play Klaus’ minions. Dean and Kimberly. Both hybrids are under Klaus’ (Joseph Morgan) control.  Blake Hood will appear in Episode 5, while Diaz will first pop up in Episode 6.

The Vampire Diaries  returns  for its new season on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 8/7c on The CW.

So soapers, are you digging Blake as Y&R’s Kyle? And what do you think of the casting choice for The Vampire Diaries?  Weigh-in!

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kay/kay

Oh please take him he is all yours!!!

boes
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boes

I hope this means he’s being recast on Y&R. A non-speaking part as vampire food is the best career choice for this guy, at least until he invests in some serious acting lessons.
And “Carmine” can go with him and be dessert. This show needs some serious recasting in the younger set.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Does this portend of things to come for Kyle in Genoa City? While I do nto agree with the SORAS of the character, I would like to see Jack Abbott be able to have some kind of relationship with his son. He is the only 100 percent Abbott grandchild on the canvas anymore to be invovled with business and such. Billy’s baby is an infant… for now. (You will recall Ashley is not a true Abbott though raised by John who I do not think ever knew the truth.) And Abby is a Newman, too.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Can’t wait for the Vamp Diaries’ new season! Vampire Elena better choose Damon! I hope Caroline remains with Tyler and not Klaus!

Bart
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Bart

TAKE HIM, PLEASE!! This kid cannot act!!! Worst addition to “Y & R” ever – bring back the younger Kyle and de-SORAS him!!!

Christine
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Christine

I agree. Do you also see the resemblance to Michael Muhney? It is so obvious on the previous page where Blake Hood’s story is just below Michael Muhney’s.

Why oh WHY did they cast this guy when he looks so much like Adam? I have to keep a scorecard when they are both on the screen or I get confused. 🙂

B.J.
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B.J.

Bart stole my line! 😉 Such great news! I sure hope he departs for some other show and soon!!! I will never understand why they hired someone who looks so much like MM. Not to mention it certainly can’t be because of his acting talent.

Best wishes, Blake. Just want you to get your training elsewhere.

Bart
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Bart

The character should never have been SORAS’ed in the first place, BJ – MAB has screwed up so many timelines because of unnecessary SORAS’ing!!

Jenn
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Jenn

Wow! People are just so negative. Disappointed when all soap fans do is complain and criticize.
I think it’s great that he got the part on Vampire Diaries! It’s a popular show and that’s a pretty big deal. I think it’s a boon to soaps when actors from soaps get parts on primetime as well and can show they are just as good!
And I think Blake is adorable as Kyle. I love the scenes with him and Jack. I think he could be written for better- give him something more to do.

JT
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JT

I hope he stays there. He has not been an asset on Y&R.

Ann
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Ann

From what I have read, he will only have a short stay on The Vampire Diaries. He’s most likely been hired to be an inevitable victim as most don’t make it out of Mystic Falls alive. Plus this show has way too many characters on it.

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B&B’s Katherine Kelly Lang in Film ‘The Christmas Dance’ Premieres Friday

In another Christmas in July movie that is making its way to on-demand and theatres near you, comes one featuring The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan Forrester) as well as notable soap vet Scott Bailey (Ex-Sandy, Guiding Light), called The Christmas Dance.

According to the film loglines: Traumatized by her past Christmas is not at the top of Sarah’s list this time of year. However, waltzing through life’s unexpected emergencies, she is taught the Christmas dance.  Briana White, Katherine Kelly Lang, Richard Karn, star in the feature.

Lang shared with SOD on the film working on film while continuing her role on B&B as the iconic Brooke, “It’s wonderful because as an actress, you always want to spread your wings and try new parts and new characters. It’s all a learning process, and all about growth, which is great!”

Check out a trailer for the pic below.   The film drops tomorrow on July 23rd.

So, will you be checking out Katherine Kelly Lang in this Christmas-style film? Comment below.

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Korean Dynasty Soapy Drama ‘American Seuol’ Headed to Hulu

Here’s a soapy drama on its way to a streaming service for fans to devour.  Writer Lana Cho has secured a deal with Hulu for her soapy drama, American Seuol, which definitely has a ‘Dynasty’-vibe to it from what we can tell.

According to Deadline, the hour-long drama is about a young Korean-American adoptee who moves to Seoul for a job opportunity and discovers that she is the heir of a dynastic Korean family.

Cho will write and also be one of the executive producers on the project, which will also EP;d by Sebastian Lee and David Kim, who’s other notable shows right now are ABC’s The Good Doctor and Apple’s Pachinko.

After the announcement on Friday, Cho tweeted,I’ve always wanted to write my own K-drama. Now I get to – but with Korean-American lead.”

It would appear that Cho is on a hot streak after she also sold her adaptation of her K-pop rom-com, Somewhere Only We Know to Netflix.

Previously, Lana wrote Hulu’s reboot of Four Weddings and a Funeral as well for the TV series Arrow and Timeless. She is serves as co-executive producer on Amazon I Know What You Did Last Summer.

So intrigued to see how American Seuol will ultimately do as some new soap opera fare? Comment below.

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Eileen Davidson, Judith Chapman and Kim Waltrip Talk Plans & Launch Campaign To Make ‘Dial Emme For Murder’ into a Series

Two-time Daytime Emmy winner, and soap opera favorite Eileen Davidson (Ashley, Y&R and Ex-Kristen/Susan, Days) is bringing one of her soap opera mystery novels to life with a proposed six-part series for the soapy and hilarious mystery, Dial Emme For Murder.

Joining Eileen in the cast will be none other than Judith Chapman (Gloria, Y&R) , Knots Landing favorite, Donna Mills (Ex-Abby), and primetime TV and film actress, Nancy Valen.  More cast members will be announced in the future.

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In Dial Emme for Murder, Davidson plays actress Emmanuelle “Emme” Peterson, a successful soap star who finds herself smack dab in the middle of a  whodunit.

Now, in conjunction with the Palm Springs Women in Film and Television (PSWIFT), and its president and director/producer, Kim Waltrip, Davidson is launching a fundraising campaign to get the series made.

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In an exclusive interview on the Michael Fairman Channel, Eileen, Judith and Kim exclusive reveal key Intel on the project, campaign and working together.  The proposed series has also launched its official website here.

About PSWIFT:  PSWIFT (Palm Springs Women in Film & Television) is a non-profit organization, founded in 2001 dedicated to promoting our members, both men and women in the Entertainment, New Media Creative arts community. In 2020 Palm Springs Women in Film & Television created and launched a Filmmakers’ Lab to teach members how to make a film, by making a film, hands-on.

PSWIFT is currently seeking donations through their non-profit – which are 100% tax-deductible – to fund the Filmmakers’ Lab’s next venture Dial Emme for Murder.  You can find out more on the different perks and packages if you donate to the project here.

Watch the interview with Michael, Eileen, Judith, and Kim below.

Then let us know, if you think Dial Emme for Murder featuring powerhouse actress, Eileen Davidson, Judith Chapman and Donna Mills, will be a must-see for you via the comment section.

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