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Y&R’s Sasha Calle Cast as DC Universe’s New ‘Supergirl’ In Upcoming Motion Picture, ‘The Flash’

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Exciting news for The Young and the Restless, Sasha Calle (Lola).  The young actress was chosen from over 425 other performers who auditioned for the role of Supergirl.

With her casting, Sasha will star in the upcoming Warner Brothers feature, The Flash and become the first Latina Supergirl ever chosen for a DC Universe role.

According to Deadline: The Flash director Andy Muschietti watched all the auditions along with DC Films boss Walter Hamada and the producers, was blown away by the actress’ toughness and vulnerability that she brought to the role adding, “I saw more than four hundred auditions. The talent pool was truly amazing and it was very hard to make a decision, but we finally found an actress who was destined to play this role.”

Calle will follow in the footsteps of Helen Slater who played Supergirl in the 1984 Warner Bros movie, Melissa Benoist who played the part on the on the TV series for 126 episodes.

The Young and the Restless tweeted out huge congrats to their cast member stating: “Huge Congrats to our “Supergirl” @SashaCalle”

Word is that Calle will join the production of The Flash soon to begin her new role.  No word yet on what will happen to the character of Lola on Y&R.

Watch the moment below when Sasha is told by director Andy Muschietti she has the part!

So, excited for Sasha landing this major motion picture DC Universe role? Let us know in the comment section.

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Margherita
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Margherita

Sasha will be a fantastic SuperGirl. Lola has been written to only chop vegetables and prepare new menu items lately so obviously her talents are being wasted at Y and R, as are most of the actors there. Good luck with the new role!

Michael A Teale
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Michael A Teale

Congrats to Sasha!!!

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Good for Sasha. Lola doesnt have much to do so she can’t be challenged very much by the role. I like Lola but she doesn’t have a story. All they give her to do is listen and react. The character can’t be missed. Sasha will be though.

LEW S
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LEW S

Y&R’s loss and the film industry’s gain!

SZima
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SZima

Hmmm! Wonder how she got that part!
I’ve never been impressed with her acting on YL&R. She’s always been dead-pan, rarely smiled…kind of a one-note character. Very boring.
Hope she’s much better in the movie!

Su000
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Hi SZima–
Lola is what, who and how she is in Y&R
because that is the character written for her to be/portray.
Sasha can only be what is written and directed
for her to be.
Lola is a useless character but- it was also a paycheck for Sasha..
Wishing her the best– a dream come true for her.

Harry
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Harry

I don’t know what you’re implying but she got the part because she was what they were looking for. You’re also wrong about her acting- she was subtle and not in your face with histrionics the way other actresses are in that show. When Kyle left her for bratty Summer, Sasha showed genuine heartbreak. She can act. And Lola was an interesting character- she was a scrappy kid who worked her butt off for her success. She didn’t count on nepotism to garner her top executive positions like Kyle and Summer did.

Momo
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Momo

I liked Lola and Sasha when she first came on Y&R. They gave her more meat. Lately her character has been boring. She hasn’t had any story. I’m sure she’s bored too. Maybe if Lola is gone for a bit, she can come back and get her fire back.

Shari
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Shari

What is up at Y&R???? They broke up the cutest story line between Lola (food truck girl) and Kyle (Richie Rich) and now they stopped the best current story of Chance and Abby by letting Donny Boaz go. Time to leave this idiotic show and find your success elsewhere Sasha. You deserve much better so Congrats on the new role!

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Agree 100% Kyle and Lola were in the midst of a hot triangle with Summer too inwhich Lola was just recoupong from being attacked by Mia. Kyle truly loved lola but was being tempted by Summer. The triangle could ve gone on forever instead Josh Griffith that hack dumped it mid story for some Theo antics. Kola should ve been the next Shick. The y n r writers dont know how to nurture young supercouples like Bil Bell did since Shick. We lost Jt and Colleen and now Kola. I hope when a real writer gets hired Kola can be… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

I agree. Lola made Kyle interesting. He looked at her with utter adulation washing over his face, almost to the point where it seemed like like he wasn’t acting. He never looks at Summer that way. It’s great that Lola turned out to be the real Supergirl and not Summer.

Momo
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Momo

They made it kinda stupid when Lola got so bent out of shape by Kyle’s gifts. I too thought they could make it.

Johnny
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Johnny

Does ANYONE actually like Summer and Kyle as a couple?? Lola and Kyle were awesome together. He made her fun and she made him better. Summer needs a bad boy more like Theo.

Momo
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Momo

I like Summer and Kyle. I don’t understand so much hate for Summer.

Harry
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Harry

Y&R made a huge mistake putting this beautiful and talented young actress on the back burner in favor of the Forever 21, Forever annoying, Summer. Ironic that Nicholas called her, “Supergirl.”

rose
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rose

Yea for Sasha! As Lola she started out as a feisty, confident young woman starting her own business, then they paired her up with shiftless Kyle who broke her heart, and eventually they turned her into wallpaper. Why wouldn’t she love to be Supergirl?!? I always wanted to be WonderWoman. Good luck Sasha. I’ll be watching.

Jennifer
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Jennifer

Sasha will be an amazing supergirl. I hope this will be the start of the career of a great new movie star.

All the best.

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‘ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’ Raises $130,565 For Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS In Four Day Streaming Event

Last week, ABC Daytime fans were thrilled to see some of the archival footage and performances from the ABC Daytime: Salutes Broadway Cares benefit concerts by those who were once in the mighty soap programming block that included: All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital. 

While only GH remains, viewers still loved seeing many of their favorites perform in the streaming event, ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which featured footage from those events that ran from 2005-2011 in front of a live audience in New York City.

The 2021 online event, which kicked-off on February 11th and streamed for four days, featured new content with daytime favorites including: Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Anthony Geary, Kelly Ripa and more, plus performances from the past benefits, and an original dance performance from Finola Hughes (Anna Devane) on the set of GH.

John Dietrich, who directed each of the ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares concerts, wrote and directed the stream. It was presented in partnership with ABC Owned Television Stations’ websites around the country with support from Good Morning America and The View.

According to Broadway World, in total, the ABC Daytime Back on Broadway event raised $130,565. The streaming total includes a matching donation of $50,000 made by Broadway Cares supporters The Dream Alliance.  Now, when combined with the seven-year run of the annual concerts, the ABC Daytime stars have raised $2,020,565 for Broadway Cares.

As part of the event week, Michael Fairman chatted with former One Life to Live star, Catherine Hickland (Ex-Lindsay Rappaport) about her performances over the years at the event, her role of Lindsay and her on-screen feud with Nora (Hillary B. Smith), and more.  You can watch it below.

What did you think of the ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway streaming event? Did you enjoy seeing the performances? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless, The Kelly Clarkson Show Among Those in Running For Best Hair and Make-Up For Guild Awards

Nominations were announced on Thursday for the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (IATSE Local 706) Awards in the fields of motion picture and television.

Guild winners will be announced on April 3rd.

In the category of Daytime Television: Best Hair Styling nominations went to the following teams:

The Bold and the Beautiful Lisa Long, Danielle Spencer, Lauren Larsen, Christina Joseph

The Kelly Clarkson Show Roberto Ramos, Tara Copeland

The Young and the Restless Adriana Lucio, Lauren Mendoza, Regina Rodriquez. Jackie Zavala

The Real Roberta Gardener-Rogers, Rachel Mason, Ray Dobson, Noogie Thai

Dr. Phil “From Tech Genius to Unmotivated Mess” Mimi Vodnoy Love, Annette Jones

In the category of Daytime Television: Best Make-Up nominations went to the following teams:

The Bold and the Beautiful Christine Lai Johnson, Stacey Alfano, James Elle

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Dionne Wynn

The Kelly Clarkson Show Jason McGlothin, Gloria Elias-Foeillet, Chanty LaGrana, John Foster

The Real Melanie Mills, Glen Alen Gutierrez, Motoko Honjo-Clayton

The Young and the Restless Patricia Denney, Kathy Jones, Laura Schaffer, Kelsey Collin

You can view all the nominees here.

So which daytime shows do you think should win Best Hair Styling and Make-Up from the nominees? Weigh-in via the comment section below.

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Chris Harrison ‘Stepping Aside’ from ‘The Bachelor’ Amid Racism Controversy; Rachel Lindsay Says She’s Ready to Cut Ties with the Franchise

The historic season of The Bachelor is now marred in controversy.  Matt James, became the reality-dating franchise’s first black lead bachelor, and his season is currently airing on ABC.  Over the past few days things took a troubling turn when front-runner contestant Rachael Kirkconnell was called out for “liking” racially-insensitive social media posts, and one which saw her in costume, attending an antebellum plantation-themed ball.

Meanwhile on Tuesday, Chris Harrison addressed the situation during an interview on Extra with Rachel Lindsay, the franchise’s first black ‘Bachelorette’ back in 2017.  During their conversation, Harrison expressed that that people should have “a little grace, a little understanding, a little compassion” for Kirkconnell. Lindsay did not agree with his view of Kirkconnell and the situation, nor did many fans of the show, who after Harrison’s interview aired started a petition for his removal from the show, and called him about for racist comments.  The next day, Harrison apologized for his comments in a post.

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On Thursday, Kirkconnell apologized for racist behavior on her Instagram here.

That brings us to Saturday, where now Harrison is stepping aside for now from his hosting duties with the show.  He shared on Instagram: “I have spent the last few days listening to the pain my words have caused, and I am deeply remorseful. My ignorance did damage to my friends, colleagues and strangers alike. I have no one to blame but myself for what I said and the way I spoke.  I set standards for myself, and have to meet them. I feel that with every fiber of my being. Now just as I taught my children to stand up, and to own their actions, I will do the same. By excusing historical racism, I defended it. I invoked the term ‘woke police,’ which is unacceptable. I am ashamed over how uninformed I was. I was so wrong.  To the Black community, to the BIPOC community: I am so sorry. My words were harmful. I am listening, and I truly apologize for my ignorance and any pain it caused you. I want to give my heartfelt thanks to the people from these communities who I’ve had enlightening conversations with over the past few days, and I am so grateful to those who have reached out to help me on my path to anti-racism.”

He then said, “The historic season of The Bachelor should not be marred or overshadowed by my mistakes or diminished by my actions. To that end, I have consulted with Warner Bros. and ABC and will be stepping aside for a period of time and will not join for the After the Final Rose special. I want to ensure our cast and crew members, to my friends, colleagues and our fans: this is not just a moment, but a commitment to much greater understanding that I will actively make every day. From here I can only try to evolve and be a better man, and I humble myself before all of you. I hope I will again live up to the expectations you all rightfully have for me and the expectations I have for myself.”

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As for Lindsay, she publicly shared she was not O.K. with her interview with Harrison, and on Friday, and on her podcast, shared: “When I finished that interview with Chris Harrison, he had no problems with it.  He was fine. He texted me after. He appreciated the conversation. He was like, ‘Yeah, I’ll probably get a little flack,’ but thought it was great that we could disagree but do it in a civil way.”

Rachel added: “During that conversation, his privilege was on display. He never gave me room to talk, and he never gave me room to share my perspective. He wasn’t trying to hear it, he was just trying to be heard.”

Now, Lindsay wants nothing more to do with the franchise, sharing, “I can’t take it anymore. I’m contractually bound in some ways. But when it’s up, I am too. I can’t do it anymore.”

So, what do you think of this latest dilemma and controversy facing The Bachelor franchise?  But first, watch Harrison’s interview with Lindsay on Extra, then share your comments on the situation below.

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