Melissa Fumero (ex-Adriana, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) was featured in the comedy pilot BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, which TV Guide is reporting has been picked up by FOX for a full-season order to debut this fall. The series stars SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE's Andy Samberg as the black sheep in a group of detectives. As soon as we learn more details of Fumero's show or a release date, we'll let you know!
And here we thought that Billy Clyde Tuggle himself, Matthew Cowles, was attending the red carpet premiere for The OnLine Network's ALL MY CHILDREN reboot out of support for the soap! But AMC has confirmed that the actor is actually returning to Pine Valley!
Billy Clyde was last seen in 1990 when he was presumed dead in an explosion while trying to off Tad. This time around, we hear that he'll be involved somehow in Jesse and Angie's search for Cassandra... and he'll of course encounter his obsession, Dixie. Look for Cowles to first appear on Thursday, May 16, bringing a whole lot of trouble in his wake!
Rumors have been flying around Twitter that Dan Gauthier, ONE LIFE TO LIVE's ex-Kevin Buchanan, would be joining the cast of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL. And while the talented actor would be a welcome addition to the cast of any soap, in our opinion, a rep for B&B reports that those rumors are false. Guess B&B has reached its hunk quota for the time being?
Despite going into last night's DANCING WITH THE STARS results show with the next-to-lowest scores, GENERAL HOSPITAL's Ingo Rademacher (ex-Jax) and professional partner Kym Johnson were called safe very early in the evening! "I kind of called it," Rademacher admitted to Soaps In Depth after the show. "When I got out there I had a feeling that it was going to be us first. That'd be like throwing a wrench in the works." Johnson agrees, adding, "I think they called us safe first to cause some drama."
Despite his ever-improving dancing skills, the actor is keenly aware that he has the fans to thank for pushing him into the semi-finals, even if he's not currently on GH and can't even imagine doing both at the same time! "I'm not as good as Kelly Monaco (Sam)," Rademacher confessed. "I couldn't have done both. I really couldn't. Now the competition gets really, really hard. We're looking at the top four. It's very hard for us to beat. But it's possible."
And with the pair facing a Charleston and a Samba next week, they've got some work to do. "They're not going to be easy," Rademacher said. "Both of them are hard dances. I think the fact that one is very sexy adn the other is polite and fun can show we can do a variety of things. Hopefully it will all come together!"
So make sure to tune in next Monday at 8:00 pm EST on ABC to find out if it does! (And don't forget to vote!)
Kristen Alderson is thrilled to have received her very first Daytime Emmy nomination, especially since after so many years, she's no longer playing the part of Starr Manning that earned her the nod. "I'm really, really grateful," she says. "I'm leaving the character of Starr with a heavy heart."
The Younger Actress nominee learned the good news after waking up and checking her phone. "I saw that I had a million missed calls," she reports. "At first, I thought it was a bad thing, that something happened. But then I realized that it was not a bad thing. It was actually very good!"
And she's hoping that the emotional scenes on her submission tape sway the Emmy voters. "I turned in when Starr was saying good-bye to Cole and Hope in the morgue and when she kissed their graves good-bye," Alderson reveals. "They were scenes that were really hard for me to mentally prepare for. The best part of working as an actress is when you can lose yourself in a moment."
Ingo Rademacher's (ex-Jax, GENERAL HOSPITAL) performance on last night's DANCING WITH THE STARS has him and partner Kym Johnson in next to last place, only ahead of THE BACHELOR's Sean Lowe. "It's better than being below Sean in scores," Rademacher joked to Soaps In Depth after the show. "We couldn't be in a batter spot. I don't think we could have asked for anything better in the scores. Now it's up to the awesome GENERAL HOSPITAL fans out there. If we get through this week and then next week, we'd get to the finals. That would be awesome."
There was a lot of drama in the video package where Rademacher struggled during rehearsals, and the actor swears it was all real. "It was only the one moment where she said 'I'm here for you. I'm here to make you look good.' They didn't cut to the fact that afterwards I said, 'No, listen, it's not that I don't want to do it. I'm having a hard time with the steps.' Which we did. So we worked through it."
But was it enough to keep him in the competition another week? Tune in tonight at 9:00 pm EST on ABC to find out!
Now that he's done filming the first season of NASHVILLE, Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky, GENERAL HOSPITAL) is going on tour with his band, Enation in June! Here's the schedule, so you can see if they'll be playing anywhere near you! June 7 - Nashville, TN June 12 - Point Pleasant, NJ June 13 - New York, NY June 14 - Uncaseville, CT June 15 - Rochester, NY There are general tickets available as well as a limited number of VIP Meet & Greet tix! You can visit www.EnationMusic.com or www.JonathanJackson.com for more information on the tickets and venues!
Trevor St. John made quite a splash when Victor made a dark and mysterious appearance in the cliffhanger of the first episode of the new ONE LIFE TO LIVE, but you'll be able to catch a lighter side of the actor in the new GMC TV original movie Finding Normal.
In the romantic comedy, St. John plays Lucas Craig, one of the residents of Normal, North Carolina, who change the life of big city surgeon Lisa Leland, played by FULL HOUSE alum Candace Cameron Bure. Naturally, being stuck in a small town changes her life in a big way.
"Finding Normal is a perfect movie for families looking for a romantic and inspirational story," said Barbara Fisher, SVP, Original Programming, GMC TV. "GMC continues to expand our line up of original programming with content that features uplifting stories with popular, high-profile casts that appeal to a multi-cultural and multi-generational audience."
Finding Normal premieres on GMC TV on Saturday, May 18, and Sunday May 19, at 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 pm EST. You can watch a behind-the-scenes teaser of the film below (where St. John talks in a southern accent)!
Congratulations are in order for the recipients of the Young Artists Awards that were handed out on Sunday, May 5. GENERAL HOSPITAL's Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma) took home a trophy in the Young Actress 10 And Under In A TV Series category. Other sudsy winners at the ceremony were THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Daniel Polo (Jamie) for Young Actor In A Daytime TV Series and Samantha Bailey (ex-Summer) for Young Actress In A Daytime TV Series.
The OnLine Network announced a couple new castings for ALL MY CHILDREN today, one new character and a recast!
The brand new character is Dr. Anders, played by Jason Pendergraft, who will make his Pine Valley debut on Monday, May 27. The actor has appeared on LAW & ORDER, CSI: NEW YORK and GOSSIP GIRL among others, but daytime fans may recognize him from his brief turn on AS THE WORLD TURNS as Alison's porn producer Lance.
Brooke Newton will be taking over the role of Adam and Liza's daughter, Colby on Thursday, May 16. She has appeared in many primetime series, including CSI, GLEE, MAD MEN and SUBURGATORY.