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News, Cast Updates and Scoop(News section last updated July 6, 2018)
Legendary Soap Scribe Dead At 96(7/6/18) Harding “Pete” Lemay, passed away on May 26 at the age of 96. One of the genre’s most highly regarded writers, Lemay won Daytime Emmy Awards for his work on ANOTHER WORLD and GUIDING LIGHT. He head-wrote AW during what is hailed as its creative heyday, from 1971-79, head-wrote GL from 1980-81, and head-wrote THE DOCTORS from 1981-81. He also served as a story consultant on AS THE WORLD TURNS, ONE LIFE TO LIVE and AW, and was the co-creator and head writer of LOVERS AND FRIENDS in 1977.
ATWT Fave Colleen Zenk Returns To The Stage(6/27/18) From now through July 1, Collen Zenk is reprising one of her favorite stage rolls, Dolly in Hello, Dolly!, at The Little Theatre on the Square in Sullivan, Illinois. “It’s the biggest woman’s role in musical theater. The show is a bear! It’s huge. So I came in early and started working with the musical director and then started working with the director and the choreographer,” Zenk told Digest at the start of rehearsals. “I did the show 13 years ago for six months in three different theaters, so there’s a bit of memory there, still, but it’s still daunting because there is so much music. She barely leaves the stage, except to change costumes, and they are doing it very period. It’s not a glamorous Dolly like I did the last time, or like Carol Channing did. It’s more the way Bette Midler’s production was done. They have an incredible costume shop here and they are building all the costumes. It’s all about big bustles and 1890s, late Victorian clothing. So it’s a very different kind of look and the scenery, the set, is just unbelievable. This is the 61st season of this theater and so many incredible people have played here, including some major stars from daytime: Ruth Warrick [ex-Phoebe, ALL MY CHILDREN] in Pal Joey, Rosemary Prinz [ex-Penny, ATWT; ex-Amy, AMC] in Paint Your Wagon — she did 19 shows here over the years — Don Hastings [ex-Bob, ATWT] , Mary Stuart [ex-Jo, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW], Bill Hayes [Doug, DAYS], Susan Hayes [Julie, DAYS], Eileen Fulton [ex-Lisa, ATWT], David Canary [ex-Adam/Stuart, AMC]. And then this year, I got a call from the executive director saying, ‘Your name came across my desk today because your agent submitted you. We had submissions from every top agent, submitting every Broadway star, but no one here knows them and we know you. Will you come do Dolly?’ It came at the right time for me; it was just what I needed. Everyone here is just wonderful, so talented, and I’m thrilled to be doing this show.” Keeping her company in Illinois? Her puppy, Boo, named as an homage to her ATWT alter. “Kathy Hays [ex-Kim] used to call me Boo on the show. If Kim was mad at Barbara or if she was feeling affectionate, she would call her Boo. She is a Maltest/Shih Tzu mix, cute as could be and a great traveler.”
For tickets and more information, visit www.thelittletheatre.org.
Talk Show Appearance(6/22/18) The Talk - CBS
Thursday, June 28
Jordana Brewster guest co-hosts
Amanda Seyfried wants to have a big wedding after all(6/18/18) Amanda Seyfried is open to having a large wedding after quietly tying the knot with actor Thomas Sadoski last year.
“I love the big wedding,” the actress said on an episode of The DEN Meditation’s new podcast, “DENtalks.”
“I mean we’re married so we don’t need to actually get married again, but it’d be nice to have a ceremony. I love the idea of family and friends gathering around to celebrate your love. Beautiful. Amazing.”
The actress, 32, explained that she married 41-year-old Sadoski — who had been married before — just weeks before giving birth to their child so that she would be able to call him her husband when the baby arrived. The couple welcomed their daughter in March 2017.
“It was just for us, we were just, it was, there were two strangers there, this wonderful woman, and in Topanga Canyon and her husband who so sweet, so sweet,” she revealed. “He took pictures with my, with my camera and, and then Finn [her dog] and it was just magic because we were there for an hour and it was just as we were talking to each other. I mean there weren’t even, we didn’t even have vows. We just stared at each other and it was really emotional and cool and it was, it was exactly, it was exactly as it should have been.”
Georgann Johnson, Veteran TV and Broadway Star, Dies at 91(6/15/18) Georgann Johnson, best known for her roles on TV and Broadway, has died. She was 91.
The actress died in Los Angeles on June 4, daughter Carol Prager announced in the obituary section of the Los Angeles Times.
Johnson was born on August 15, 1926, in Decorah, Iowa, and worked as a character actress in more than 115 films and TV series including Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Too Close For Comfort and Archie Bunker’s Place.
It was in the 1953 Broadway revival of Room Service that Johnson met actor and future husband, Stanley Prager. After Prager’s death in 1972, she was married to Honorable Jack Tenner, a Superior Court Judge and civil rights activist, until his death in 2008.
Other notable roles are also 1953’s Life Sentence opposite James Dean, 1956’s Bang the Drum Slowly opposite Paul Newman and 1969’s Midnight Cowboy which won the Oscar for Best Picture
Johnson also starred in Three’s Company as John Ritter’s mother in 1983.
Then in 1970s, she found a career resurgence in soap operas with long-running roles on Another World/Somerset as Ellen Grant and As the World Turns as Jane Spencer.
Johnson is survived by her four daughters — Carol Prager, Annie Prager, Sally Seymour and Molly Boyll — and three grandchildren, Hannah Seymour, Gabriel Seymour, and Caroline Boyll.
Family Feud: Jeff Dunham vs. Ming-Na Wen and Taye Diggs vs. Caroline Rhea (7/8)(6/15/18) “Jeff Dunham vs. Ming-Na Wen and Taye Diggs vs. Caroline Rhea” – The celebrity teams competing to win cash for their charities feature comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham and actress Ming-Na Wen (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Mulan”). In a separate game, family members of actor Taye Diggs and actress Caroline Rhea (“Caroline and Friends”) will compete on an all-new episode, SUNDAY, JULY 8 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
Steve Harvey, the highly popular stand-up comedian, actor, author and Emmy® Award-winning game show host, will pit celebrities and their families against each other in a contest to name the most popular responses to a survey-type question posed to 100 people.
The celebrity teams who will try to guess what the “survey said” are:
Jeff Dunham – comedian and ventriloquist; playing for Baby2Baby
Makenna Paige Dunham – daughter
Ming-Na Wen – actress known for “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Mulan”; playing for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Eric Zee – husband
In another game of “Celebrity Family Feud,” the two contesting teams are:
Taye Diggs – actor; playing for FosterMore
Marcia Berry – mother
Caroline Rhea – actress known for “Caroline and Friends”; playing for Hopeland
Cynthia Rhea – sister
Trailer: The Tenth Year(6/13/18) (Video) "THE TENTH YEAR" #WorldPremiere #SOHO9 #SIFFNYC
With Austin Peck & Terri Conn
Official Selection at the 2018 SOHO International Film Festival Screening:
June 17, 2018 at 11:00am
Village Cinema East in New York City
Meg Ryan: I Never Wanted To Be America’s Sweetheart(6/11/18) America’s sweetheart? Actress Meg Ryan claims she never wanted that title.
Speaking in a one-on-one conversation with Gwyneth Paltrow at her In Goop Health conference in Culver City, California, Ryan claimed the spotlight generated by her Sleepless in Seattle performance was overwhelming and caused her to retreat from show business after a few more film roles.
“You know, I never wanted to be an actress,” Ryan said. “The whole idea of being a famous person, the whole thing, I felt like a witness to. I didn’t feel exactly in it. And I think that was a really good thing. Because I felt like a student of it in a way, that I was watching it (unfold) in an anthropological way.”
Ryan told Paltrow, “When you get labeled anything, like America’s Sweetheart – I didn’t even know what that meant. It doesn’t necessarily imply that you’re smart or sexual or complicated or anything. It’s a label. And what can a label do but guess at you?”
Although Ryan appeared in such films as 1998’s City of Angels and 2000’s Proof of Life, she called that period, “a really reactive time. Which is kind of why I stepped away about 10 years ago.”
Paltrow asked Ryan about the #MeToo movement and whether she experienced harassment in her career. “I don’t have a big, bad story,” Ryan said. “Success, which happened fairly early for me, is like an iron bubble around you. So I was really lucky.”
SECOND ROUND OF ARTISTS ANNOUNCED TO APPEAR ON “THE 72nd ANNUAL TONY AWARDS,” SUNDAY, JUNE 10 ON CBS(6/5/18) A second round of artists have been added to appear on THE 72nd ANNUAL TONY AWARDS®, live from the historic Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 10 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. The star-studded lineup includes Christine Baranski, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Melissa Benoist, Erich Bergen, Rachel Bloom, Rachel Brosnahan, Tituss Burgess, Jeff Daniels, Robert De Niro, Brandon Victor Dixon, Tina Fey, Christopher Jackson, Billy Joel, John Leguizamo, Patti LuPone, Katharine McPhee, Matthew Morrison, Kelli O’Hara, Bernadette Peters, Chita Rivera, Amy Schumer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ming-Na Wen, Kerry Washington and Marissa Jaret Winokur.
Tony Award nominees Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will host the show for the first time. As previously announced, Uzo Aduba, Matt Bomer, Claire Danes, Armie Hammer, Tatiana Maslany, Leslie Odom Jr., Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto and Andrew Rannells will also take part in Broadway’s biggest night.
This year marks the 72nd anniversary of the Tony Awards, which were first held on April 6, 1947 at the Waldorf Astoria’s Grand Ballroom. The ceremony is presented by Tony Award Productions, which is a joint venture of the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, which founded the Tonys.
Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment will return as executive producers. Weiss will also serve as director for the 19th consecutive year.
Meet ATWT Stars All For A Good Cause!(6/5/18) Trent Dawson (ex-Henry, AS THE WORLD TURNS), who most recently played Huxley on GH, is bringing together a slew of his former Oakdale colleagues at a benefit on June 22 in New York City to raise funds for his upcoming short film project, The F, which began as a play he wrote and directed. Enthuses the actor, “The play deals with, among other things, the possibility of infidelity, and how that possibility can make you question everything. Are you right? Is your partner cheating? If so, why does this keep happening to you in every relationship? If not, are you paranoid? Crazy? And what if your partner is gaslighting you into thinking that you are, in fact, losing your mind? Turns out these themes really struck a chord with theatre-goers and I was encouraged to bring it to a larger audience via film. The play takes place in a NYC Subway station, and since I’m surrounded by plenty of those to film in, it seemed worthwhile to make the movie. Also, it’s funny.” The benefit will take place at The Freeman Studio at 79 Leonard St.; scheduled to appear are ATWT alumni Martha Byrne (ex-Lily), Terri Conn (ex-Katie), Michael Park (ex-Jack), Austin Peck (ex-Brad), Anne Sayre (ex-Mitzi), Eric Sheffer-Stevens (ex-Reid Oliver) and Colleen Zenk (ex-Barbara). “My ATWT colleagues have been amazing,” praises Dawson. “Everyone I reached out to that will be in NYC on June 22nd said yes immediately. It will be great to have them all together again.It’s really touching to have this kind of support all these years later.” Expect plenty of Oakdale-related entertainment on the big night, he says. “Not only will the benefit feature some of your favorites from ATWT, it will have a performance of the play, music, a film featuring years of ATWT bloopers and a silent auction. PLUS complimentary food, wine and beer! Where else are you going to get that on a Friday night in NYC for $50????” For tickets and more information, click here https://thefbenefit.splashthat.com.
Jon Lindstrom Books Horror Thriller ‘The Great Illusion’(5/23/18) Selma Blair and Graham Greene are attached to star in the horror thriller, The Great Illusion, along with Glenn Morshower (Transformers, Bloodline), Tokala Black Elk (Wind River), Jon Lindstrom (True Detective), Kenzie Dalton (FX’s Feud), and newcomer Oscar Cardenas. Cardenas co-wrote the film with daughter Maria Gabriela Cardenas, who will direct the pic as her feature debut.
The plot follows a tortured FBI agent suffering from an irrational fear of darkness, as he investigates a mysterious former prostitute in order to catch a vicious serial killer.
Amy Williams (Mothers and Daughters) is producing the project, which also co-stars Trisha Rae Stahl (Fox’s Glee), Rebekah Kennedy (Netflix’s To the Bone), Jaime Gallagher (Know Your Enemy), Bella Shaw, Rob Evors (Project X), as well as Monte Markham (We Are Still Here) and Beverly Todd (The Bucket List). Filming is slated to begin next month in Los Angeles.
Blair can currently be seen in Netflix’s Lost in Space and will recur in Paramount Network’s Heathers series, based on the 1988 cult classic film, which will debut this summer. Greene, an Oscar nominee for his role in Dances with Wolves, was recently seen in Wind River and Molly’s Game.
Blair is repped by Gersh and Wishlab while Greene is repped by Greene & Associates Talent Agency.
Obituary: Morgan J. Pinter, 28(5/17/18) Morgan James Pinter, 28, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in New York City.
Born February 21, 1990, in Danbury, Connecticut, he was the son of Mark Pinter of San Diego, CA and Colleen Zenk of New York, NY and Naples, FL.
Morgan graduated from Joel Barlow High School in Redding, Connecticut where he was the captain of the cross country and tennis teams. He attended Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania where he received his degree in Philosophy and English. At Lafayette, he was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and was the Music Director of the college’s A Capella group The Lafayette Chorduroys.
He is survived by his longtime girlfriend Becky Mann of Westport, CT, his sisters Georgia Pinter of San Diego, CA, Kelsey Crouch of New York, NY, Hannah Pinter of Los Angeles, CA, and Esmé Pinter of Encinitas, CA. He is also survived by his sister Siri Daly and her husband Carson Daly of Manhasset, NY, his brother Dylan Pinter and his wife Jessica Chazen-Pinter of New York, NY, and his 3 nieces (Etta, London and Ruby) and 2 nephews (Jackson and Henry) who Morgan adored.
A private memorial was held for immediate family.
‘Tell Me A Story’: Billy Magnussen To Star In CBS All Access Thriller Series; Liz Friedlander To Direct(5/10/18) Billy Magnussen (Game Night) is set for a lead role in CBS All Access’ straight-to-series psychological thriller Tell Me a Story, from Kevin Williamson and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment. In addition, Liz Friedlander (Conviction) has been tapped to direct and executive produce the first two episodes.
Written by Williamson, Tell Me a Story takes the world’s most beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller. Set in modern day New York City, the first season of this serialized drama interweaves “The Three Little Pigs,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” and “Hansel and Gretel” into an epic and subversive tale of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder.
Magnussen will play Nick, a young high school teacher who’s handsome, seductive, and quite possibly a wolf in sheep’s clothing. After a wild night with a girl he met at a nightclub results in a hookup but no phone numbers swapped, he thinks his chances with her have gone out the window. But when he runs into her again, he’s sure to take advantage of his second chance, proving he’s sensitive, understanding… and, quite possibly, too good to be true.
Williamson executive produces with Kapital’s Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor.
Magnussen is currently in production on horror thriller Velvet Buzzsaw directed by Dan Gilroy. He’ll next be seen in a lead role opposite Emma Stone and Jonah Hill in Cary Fukanaga’s Netflix limited series Maniac. He’ll also be seen in Ike Barinholtz’s independent feature The Oath, opposite Tiffany Haddish, and in the live action adaptation of Disney’s Aladdin as Prince Anders, directed by Guy Ritchie. Magnussen, who received a Tony nomination for his role as Sigourney Weaver’s love interest in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Magnussen, is repped by WME, BRS/Gage Talent Agency, Anonymous Content and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.
Friedlander co-created, directed and executive produced Conviction for ABC. She also directed the first episode of ABC’s straight-to-series drama The Rookie and the Las Reinas pilot. Friedlander’s credits also include Jessica Jones, Stalker and The Following. She is repped by CAA and attorney Howard Abramson.
Soap Vets Star In Richard Barclay Tribute(5/4/18) Soap fans in NYC take note! Ilene Kristen (ex-Roxy, ONE LIFE TO LIVE et al) and Eileen Fulton (ex-Lisa, AS THE WORLD TURNS) are among the stars performing in a tribute to iconic singer/actor/producer/director Richard Barclay, who died in October after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The show will be at Don’t Tell Mama on May 26. For tickets and more information, click here.
Channel Zero’ Sets Cast, Gets Title For Fourth Installment On Syfy(5/4/18) Syfy and Universal Cable Productions have revealed the title and cast for the fourth installment of their horror anthology series Channel Zero. Brandon Scott (Grey’s Anatomy) and Maria Sten (Straight Outta Compton) are set to star in Channel Zero: The Dream Door, along with Steven Robertson (Elementary) and Steven Weber (Wings), which is slated to premiere on Syfy later this year.
Based on the “creepypasta” short story Hidden Door by Charlotte Bywater, Channel Zero: The Dream Door follows newlyweds Jillian (Sten) and Tom (Scott), who have each brought secrets into their marriage. When they discover a strange door in their basement, those secrets start to threaten their relationship — and their lives.
Sten’s Jillian Hope Hodgson is a landscape designer who has just married her childhood best friend. They’ve just moved into the house where he grew up — a house they hope to transform, through their combined skills, into their dream home.
Scott’s Tom Hodgson, is Jillian’s husband (and childhood best friend), a capable and thoughtful man who is deeply in love with his wife. But he’s troubled when secrets from their past threaten the marriage.
Robertson will play Ian, Tom and Jillian’s next door neighbor, an open-minded psychology grad student who becomes involved in Tom and Jillian’s bizarre experience with the mysterious door in their basement.
Weber will recur as Abel Carnacki, Jillian’s therapist. He has been listening to Jillian long enough to know about her trust issues and where they stem from. His quiet, controlled, almost hard to read tone is sometimes infuriating for Jillian, especially when she tries to talk to him about what — or who — was behind the door in their basement.
Nick Antosca, who has an overall deal with UCP, will return as executive producer, writer and showrunner for the upcoming installment. Evan Katz (Small Crimes, Cheap Thrills) will direct and co-executive produce.
Scott previously appeared in the third installment of the series, Channel Zero: Butcher’s Block. His other television credits include Guerrilla, Grey’s Anatomy, The Middle, Masters Of Sex, and Stitchers, as well as a recurring role on Loosely Exactly Nicole. Scott recently wrapped a lead role in the indie film Village People. He’s represented by Sweeney Entertainment and Innovative Artists.
Sten appeared in Straight Outta Compton and the digital series Persuasion. Sten debuted her first short film When It Burns, which she wrote, directed, produced and starred in — at Uptown Short Film Festival and LA Shorts Fest 2016. She is repped by Grandview and CAA.
Robertson, a recent Juilliard grad, guest starred on CBS’ Elementary and just wrapped production on the independent feature film Auggie. He is also the front man for NY-based rock band Red Jetty. He is represented by Gersh and Echo Lake Entertainment.
Weber, known for his starring role on Wings, also appeared in the television version of The Shining and in The Kennedys of Massachusetts. In film, Weber can be seen in Single White Female and The Temp, as well as the title character in the gay romantic comedy, Jeffrey. He most recently recurred on NCIS: New Orleans and can be seen in Thirteen Reasons Why and the upcoming season of Ballers. Weber is represented by UTA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
45th Annual Daytime Creative Emmy Red Carpet Show(4/27/18) 45th Annual Daytime Creative Emmy Red Carpet Show: Video.
Presenters for 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Announced(4/25/18) Some of the biggest and brightest stars of daytime television are scheduled to present at the 45th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards on Friday, April 27, 2018 and the 45th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the historic Pasadena Civic Auditorium located in Pasadena, Southern California. The Sunday Daytime Emmy Awards will be streamed-live on Facebook Live, Twitter, the NATAS website (www.emmyonline.tv), and the KNEKTtv platform.
In addition to our previous announced hosts, Mario LOPEZ (EXTRA) and Sheryl Underwood (The Talk), the line-up of presenters for the Sunday, April 29 show include, Marie & David Osmond, Jane Pauley (CBS Sunday Morning), Loretta Swit and Jamie Farr, Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars), Peter Marshall, Larry King (Larry King Now), Chris Harrison (Who Wants to be a Millionaire/The Bachelor), Nancy O'Dell and Kevin Frazier (ET), Valerie Bertinelli (Valerie's Home Cooking), Julie Chen, Eve, Sara Gilbert (The Talk), Adrienne Houghton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love, and Jeannie Mae (The Real), Gaby Natale (Super Latina), Mark Steines, Debbie Matanopoulis (Home and Family), A.J. Gibson, Viveca A. Fox, Martha Byrne and Elizabeth Hubbard, and Gloria Allred, plus Brandon McMillan (Lucky Dog), Kellie Pickler and Ben Aaron (Pickler & Ben). Also presenting are cast members from the four daytime soaps, including Deidre Hall, Suzanne Rogers, Sal Stowers and Greg Vaughan (Days of Our Lives), Carolyn Hennesy, Finola Hughes, Michelle Stafford, Chris Van Etten and Laura Wright (General Hospital), Katherine Kelly Lang, Heather Tom and Rena Sofer (The Bold & the Beautiful), and Sharon Case and Kristoff St. John (The Young & the Restless) and from the digital soaps, James Bland (Giants), Molly Burnett (Relationship Status), Anne Marie Cummings (Conversations in LA) and Kristos Andrews (The Bay). A special musical performance by Joely Fisher. Music provided by Caleb Nelson and The Remotes.
The line-up of presenters for the Friday, April 27, show include David Arquette (Actor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter), David Osmond (Wonderama), Rodrigo Blaas, Marc Guggenheim and Chad Hammes (Trollhunters), Emily Calandrelli (Xploration Outer Space), Steve Spangler (Xploration, DIY), Michael Stevens (Mind Field), Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants), Vanessa Lachey, Curtis Stone, and Tiffany Derry (Top Chef Jr.), Michela Luci (Dino Dana), Raven-Symone (Raven's Home), Danny Seo (Naturally Danny Seo), Josh Garcia (The Voyager with Josh Garcia), Alie Ward (The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation), Maureen Fan and EricDarnell (Baobab). In addition, also presenting from the world of daytime soaps, Annika Noelle, Jeremy Ray Valdez (The Bold and the Beautiful), Victoria Konefal, Lamon Archey (Days of Our Lives), Laura Wright and Wes Ramsey (General Hospital), Kate Linder and Christian LeBlanc (The Young & the Restless), Kit Williamson (Eastsiders), Anne Marie Cummings, Gustavo Velasquez (Conversations in LA), Vanessa Baden Kelly (Giants), and Richard Brooks (The Rich and the Ruthless).
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Tamara Tunie on Blue Bloods 5/11/18(4/20/18) “My Aim is True” – When a series of drive-by murders occur after six wrongly convicted men are released from prison, Danny and Baez wonder if they were orchestrated by the men as an act of revenge. Also, Frank combats the guilt he feels about these innocent men unfairly serving nine years in prison, and Jamie and Eddie find themselves in a life-threatening situation, on the eighth season finale of BLUE BLOODS, Friday, May 11 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
GUEST CAST includes: Tamara Tunie (Monica Graham), Sam Simone (Mckenna), Gameela Wright (Helen).
Amanda Seyfried Joins Milo Ventimiglia In ‘The Art of Racing In The Rain’ For Fox 2000(4/17/18) Amanda Seyfried is set to co-star as Milo Ventimiglia’s wife Eve in Fox 2000’s film adaptation of The Art of Racing In The Rain, directed by Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn, Woman in Gold, Goodbye Christopher Robin).
Based on Garth Stein’s 2008 bestselling novel which is about Enzo, a family dog who evaluates his life through the lessons learned by his human owner Denny Swift (Ventimiglia), a professional race-car driver.
Martin Donovan has also been tapped to play Maxwell, Denny’s father.
Neal Moritz, Patrick Dempsey, and Tania Landau are producing the project.
Seyfried will next be seen in A24’s First Reformed with Ethan Hawke, which will be released in June, and is reprising her role as Sophie in Universal’s Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again sequel pic, out July 20.
She’s repped by Innovative and Frankfurt Kurnit Klein and Selz.
Colony: Peyton List, Wayne Brady and 2 Others Join Season 3 Cast(4/12/18) Gotham‘s Peyton List and actor-comedian-game show host Wayne Brady have booked recurring roles on Colony‘s upcoming third season, USA Network announced Wednesday. Additionally, Graham McTavish (Preacher) and Waleed Zuaiter (Altered Carbon) are also set to recur on the sci-fi drama, which returns May 2.
List will play Amy Leonard, a doctor and member of the San Fernando cell, who embarks on a dangerous journey with Eric Broussard (Tory Kittles) to deliver valuable secrets to Resistance fighters combating the Occupation. Brady portrays Everett Kynes, a highly successful tech entrepreneur who has risen in this new world to become the head of the rebuilt Seattle Colony. Kynes’ technology was used — and misused — by the human collaborators before the Arrival, leaving him with a chip on his shoulder and a unique relationship with the invaders.
McTavish, meanwhile, takes on the role of Andrew MacGregor, the leader of the most successful Resistance camp in what used to be the western United States. He’s forced to adjust his plans for the camp once Will (Josh Holloway) and Katie (Sarah Wayne Callies) arrive with vital information. Lastly, Zuaiter will play Vincent, a moral man working for a powerful Resistance group who is forced to choose between supporting the Bowmans and holding on to old loyalties.
Actors Wyatt Russell and Meredith Hagner land a Spanish charmer in Sherman Oaks(4/5/18) (latimes.com) Wyatt Russell, the son of Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, and actress Meredith Hagner have bought a Spanish-style home in Sherman Oaks for $1.725 million, or $76,000 more than the asking price, records show. The seller was Steve Mauldin, president and general manager of local television stations KCBS and KCAL.
Built in 1932, the two-story house retains its original character while incorporating a host of updates. Among features are exposed beams, artistic tilework and arched doorways and windows. The eat-in kitchen has been modernized with stainless steel appliances.
The 2,750-square-foot house has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, an office and a great room with a fireplace. In the master suite, French doors open to a terrace that overlooks the swimming pool and backyard.
Separate guest quarters have their own kitchen and en suite bedroom.
The property came on the market in February at $1.649 million and sold in just under a month, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
Arvin Haddad and Aaron Kirman of Pacific Union International were the listing agents. Nancy Marfisi of Sotheby's International Realty represented the buyers.
Calls made to Haddad and Kirman's office were not returned.
Russell, a former professional hockey player, has followed in his parents' footsteps with film roles in "22 Jump Street" and "Goon: Last of the Enforcers." This year the 31-year-old appeared in the Ethan Hawke-directed music biopic "Blaze," which debuted in January at the Sundance Film Festival.
Hagner, 30, has television credits that include the daytime soap opera "As the World Turns" and the sitcom "Men at Work." More recently she appeared on the shows "Younger" and "Search Party."
From Broadway With Love Benefit Concert Planned For Parkland Victims Fund(4/3/18) Matthew Morrison, Rachel Bloom, Wayne Brady and cast members of Hamilton, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and The Band’s Visit will be among the Broadway and TV performers in a one-night-only Florida benefit concert for victims and survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Some of the songs have been written by MSD students in collaboration with pro composers.
From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Parkland, USA, announced today, is set for Monday, April 16 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. The benefit follows similar From Broadway With Love concerts held after the Pulse nightclub and Sandy Hook shootings.
This time, though, the concert will include some songs that were written by Stoneman Douglas students in collaboration with such pro composers as Joe Iconis, Bobby Cronin, Zoe Sarnak and Drew Gasparini. Additional songs were written solely by the students.
Also planned is a special performance by the dance troupe that once included Jaime Guttenberg, one of the victims of the February 14 shooting. The performance will be in her memory. Several Stoneman Douglas students will speak at the event. A CD and DVD of the concert is planned.
Approximately 10,000 tickets have been donated to the families of MSD students and staff. With royalties and artist fees waived, net proceeds raised will go to Marjory Stoneman Douglas Vicitims’ Fund and Shine MSD (to benefit arts advocacy in the Parkland community).
The list of performers – which is expected to grow in coming weeks – includes: Matthew Morrison (Glee), Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Deborah Cox (The Bodyguard), Wayne Brady (Chicago cast of Hamilton), Kirsten Maldonado (Pentatonix), Noah Galvin (Dear Evan Hansen), Justin Guarini (In Transit), Vincent Rodriquez III (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Ephraim Sykes (Hamilton), Erich Bergen (Madam Secretary), Christy Altomare (Anastasia), Laura Bell Bundy (Anger Management), Telly Leung (Aladdin), Jordan Donica (My Fair Lady, Hamilton), Donna Lynne Champlin (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Gabrielle Ruiz (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Etai Benson (The Band’s Visit), Carrie Manolakos (Mamma Mia), George Salazar (Godspell), Bryan Fenkhart (Waitress National Tour), Charity Angel Dawson (Waitress), Jessica Vosk (Wicked National Tour), Brandon Shapiro and Jake Wildhorn.
The performers will be accompanied by the South Florida Symphony.
Tickets for the event go on sale today. A crowdrise fundraising page has been set up, and ticket information will be available at http://www.FromBroadwayWithLove.org.
The benefit is being produced by Van Dean and Yael Silver (co-producer Once On This Island), both of Broadway Records, along with Joyce Arbucias, Kenny Howard, Andrea Canny and Chris Yakubchik. The performance will be co-directed by Michael Unger (Producing Artistic Director, NewArts in Newtown, CT) and Kenny Howard. Michael J. Moritz Jr. will music direct, and serves as co-music supervisor with Jeff Saver (Moritz and Saver will conduct with lead orchestrations by Kim Scharnberg).
From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Parkland, USA is presented in partnership with the BB&T Center and is also made possible by the generosity of JetBlue, Broward Center for the Performing Arts and It’s Sugar.
AMC’s Dietland Adds Cast(3/30/18) AMC’s Dietland has cast Campbell Scott (House of Cards), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), Alanna Ubach (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce), Kelly Hu (Arrow), Marc Blucas (Underground), Ami Sheth (Blindspot) and Jen Ponton (30 Rock) in the series, which premieres Monday, June 4 at 9.
‘First Reformed’ Trailer: Ethan Hawke & Amanda Seyfried In Paul Schrader’s Crisis-Of-Faith Thriller(3/30/18) (Video) “Even a pastor needs a pastor.” Here’s the inaugural trailer for First Reformed, the thriller from writer-director Paul Schrader that sees Ethan Hawke have a crisis of faith after encouraging his son to join the military and then having to bury him six months later. “I know that nothing can change,” he says, “and I know there is no hope.”
Here’s the logline: Reverend Ernst Toller (Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church now is a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life, with its state-of-the-art facilities and 5,000-strong flock. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past, and equally despairing future, until he finds redemption in an act of grandiose violence. Also starring Cedric “The Entertainer” Keys, it’s about a crisis of faith that is at once personal, political, and planetary.
A24 acquired the film after its debut at last year’s Venice Film Festival; it went on the screen at Telluride and Toronto. It opens May 18. Check out the trailer above.
Meredith Hagner Joins James Gunn & The H Collective’s Untitled Horror Film(3/30/18) Jackson Dunn, David Denman, Meredith Hagner and Matt Jones have joined Elizabeth Banks to round out the cast of the Untitled Horror Project produced by James Gunn and The H Collective.
David Yarovesky’s will direct from a script written by Brian and Mark Gunn. The H Collective will fully finance the project and produce alongside Gunn and his company Troll Court Entertainment. The thriller began principal photography last week.
Dunn recently appeared in Showtime’s Shameless and can next be seen in Mark Landre Gould’s upcoming western Gone Are The Days.
Denman’s recent film credits include Steven Soderbergh’s crime dramedy Logan Lucky, Lionsgate’s Power Rangers; and Michael Bay’s 13 Hours.
Hagner can most recently be seen in TBS comedy Search Party as well as the Ike Barinholtz directed comedy thriller The Oath with Tiffany Haddish. Her recent film credits include Matt Spicer’s Ingrid Goes West which earned an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature earlier this month. Hagner can next be seen in Netflix’s ensemble comedy Set It Up alongside Zoey Deutch, Lucy Liu, Taye Diggs and Glen Powell.
Jones can most recently be seen in William H Macy’s The Layover alongside Alexandra Daddario and Kate Upton for Vertical Entertainment as well as the voice of “Kyle” in DreamWorks Animation’s Home. His recent TV credits include Golden Globe Nominated CBS comedy Mom, POP TV’s Let’s Get Physical, and Breaking Bad.
Recently’s Gunn’s sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 landed in Deadline’s Most Valuable Blockbuster Tournament earning $154.M in profit off a global gross of $863.8M. His two Guardian of the Galaxy Marvel movies count over $1.6 billion at the worldwide box office. Gunn’s horror films, Slither and Super, both of which he wrote and directed, have garnered cult-like followings and have been named some of the best horror films in the genre. Slither, which marked Gunn’s directorial debut and first united Gunn and Banks, is currently featured on Rotten Tomatoes as one of the “Top Ten All-Time Best Reviewed Horror Films.”
Dunn is represented by Abrams Artists Agency and Snow Entertainment. Denman is represented by UTA and Berwick & Kovacik. Hagner is represented by UTA and Suskin Management. Jones is repped by Paradigm Talent Agency, Ferrantino Entertainment and Felker, Toczek.
The H Collective is a global film finance, production, marketing and distribution company that is producing a diversified slate of four high-quality films per year. They are currently in post-production on Christopher Cantwell’s The Parts You Lose starring Aaron Paul, Scoot McNairy and Mary Elizabeth Winstead with Mark Johnson’s Gran Via Productions.
Law & Order: SVU has recruited Scott Porter(3/23/18) Law & Order: SVU has recruited Friday Night Lights‘ Scott Porter to guest-star as a man whose wife and daughter go missing in the Wednesday, April 18 episode, EW.com reports.
Maura West Shows Off the Musical Talents of Her Amazing Kids(3/20/18) (Video) Viewers of GENERAL HOSPITAL are well aware that Maura West is an incredibly talented actress, having watched her performances as Ava Jerome for years on the soap. But they may not know that her entire family is just as amazing! The proud mom shared some video of three of her children with husband (and former AS THE WORLD TURNS co-star) Scott DeFreitas (Andy): Kate, Joe, and Birdie. “Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Westies,” she captioned her first video, which sees Kate playing guitar while Birdie sings some of “Whiskey in the Jar” by The Dubliners before Joe and Kate join in for the chorus.
The GH Emmy winner also shared a video of Kate singing “Molly Malone (Cockles & Mussels)” accompanied by her brother on guitar. (He also harmonizes with her on the chorus!)
(Video) And finally, Joe solos on guitar and vocals for the Irish classic “Danny Boy” and it’s just amazing. No surprise, since the young man has already appeared on Broadway in A Christmas Story: The Musical and on TV in the live performance of The Sound of Music!
(Video) Eagle-eyed fans not completely distracted by the beautiful singing voices of West’s children might notice the blueprints for JC Studios on the wall behind them, which are a memento of their parents’ time on ATWT, which was filmed at that studio in Brooklyn back in the day!
Peyton List To Star In Fox Drama Pilot Based On ‘Gone Baby Gone’ Book(3/16/18) Peyton List (Frequency) has been tapped as the female lead opposite Joseph Morgan in Fox’s untitled drama pilot based on the best-selling book Gone Baby Gone by Dennis Lehane. Laysla De Oliveira also has been cast as a series regular in the project, from 20th Century Fox TV and Miramax, which was behind the 2007 movie adaptation directed by Ben Affleck.
Written by Black Sails co-creator Robert Levine and directed by Phillip Noyce, the untitled project centers on private detectives Patrick Kenzie (Joseph Morgan) and Angela Gennaro (List) who, armed with their wits, their street knowledge and an undeniable chemistry, right wrongs the law can’t in the working-class Boston borough of Dorchester.
In the 2007 movie, Angela was played by Michelle Monagham.
De Oliveira will play Patrick’s girlfriend, Grace Cole, an ER doctor. In addition to Morgan, List and De Oliveira join previously cast Christine Lahti who plays Angela’s mother.
Levine is executive producing the pilot with Lehane.
Mad Men alumna List starred in the CW series Frequency and The Tomorrow People and has been recurring on Fox’s DC drama Gotham as Ivy Pepper. She is repped by Innovative and Schreck Rose Dapello.
De Oliveira co-starred in 20th TV’s ABC comedy pilot Jalen Vs. Everybody last season. She has wrapped sci-fi/action film Code 8 opposite Stephen Amell as well as the female lead in indie Acquainted. De Oliveira, who will next be seen in Business Ethics opposite Larenz Tate, is repped by Gersh, The Characters Agency and Wright Entertainment.
‘Get Christie Love’: Steven Weber, Two More Cast In ABC Reboot Drama Pilot(3/16/18) Former Wings star Steven Weber is set for a key series regular role opposite Kylie Bunbury, along with Lisseth Chavez (The Fosters) and Dennis Oh (NCIS: New Orleans) in Get Christie Love, ABC’s reboot drama pilot from Power creator/showrunner Courtney Kemp and producers Vin Diesel, Debra Martin Chase and Shana C. Waterman.
Get Christie Love, a co-production between Lionsgate Television and Universal Television, is inspired by the cult 1974 blaxploitation-themed TV movie and subsequent series.
The new Get Christie Love, written by Kemp and directed by Stephen Williams, is an action-packed, music-driven drama that centers on Christie Love (Bunbury), an African American female CIA agent who leads an elite ops unit. She transforms into whomever she needs to be to get the job done, especially when it’s down to the wire and the stakes are life and death. The high-adrenaline missions of the series are anchored by an emotional mystery about Christie’s first love — unearthing the truth about this relationship will be the biggest mission impossible of her life.
Weber will play Steve, Christie’s law school teacher a decade ago, and now serves as her mentor and day-to-day confidant. He is a father-figure to Christie. Chavez will portray Val. One of the youngest team members, Val is the reality TV-obsessed tech op for Christie’s counter-intelligence field unit. Brilliant, sardonic and quick-thinking, she gets the team in anywhere and everywhere. Oh will play Sang. Not only is Sang a member of Christie’s counter-intelligence unit, he’s Christie’s lover as well. Although they appear to be a happy couple, Sang wants a real relationship while Christie is hesitant. Caring and ambitious, he wants to be the first Asian-American head of the CIA.
In addition to Bunbury, they join previously cast Khandi Alexander, Shea Buckner, Thomas Cocquerel and Camille Guaty.
Weber, known for his starring role as Brian Michael Hackett on Wings, can be seen in the recurring role of Councilman Douglas Hamilton on CBS’ NCIS: New Orleans. He also appears in Netflix’s Thirteen Reasons Why as Principal Gary Bolan and will be seen on this season of HBO’s Ballers. He’s repped by UTA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Chavez known for her portrayal of Ximena on Freeforms’ The Fosters, also recurs on TNT’s Murder in the First. She’s repped by Osbrink Talent Agency, First Access Entertainment and SGSBC.
Oh was most recently seen on NCIS: New Orleans. His other TV credits include ABC’s The Forgotten, Melrose Place and the HBO documentary East of Main Street: Taking the Lead. He’s repped by Tom Parziale at Visionary Entertainment.
Steven Weber Guests on Mom 4/5/18(3/16/18) “Eight Cats and the Hat Show” – Christy is blindsided by a surprising offer from her boyfriend, Patrick (Steven Weber). Also, Bonnie struggles to be the stable one in her relationship after Adam experiences a devastating loss, on MOM, Thursday, April 5 (9:01-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Steven Weber on Mom 3/29/18(3/12/18) “Esta Loca and a Little Klingon” – Christy and Bonnie help Jill get sober again, and Christy’s boyfriend, Patrick (Steven Weber), is less than understanding when it ruins his birthday weekend, on MOM, Thursday, March 29 (9:01-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
‘For Love’: Wolé Parks & Chloe Wepper Cast In ABC Drama Pilot(3/9/18) Devious Maids alum Wolé Parks (ex-Dallas, As The World Turns) & Chloe Wepper (Manhattan Love Story) have booked series regular roles opposite Lex Scott Davis and Jon Ecker in ABC drama pilot For Love, from writer Michael Cooney, producer Kim Moses and ABC Studios.
For Love, written by Cooney and directed by John Dahl, centers on journalist Hope Castille. Five years ago, her fiancé, Charlie Lapree (Jon Ecker) was killed. This morning she received a phone call from him. An epic love triangle set against a grounded, secret world of magic in present-day New Orleans.
Parks will play Mateo Silva, who works under the guise of a local tour guide, but in truth is part of the secret Magic World of New Orleans. Wepper will portray Nessa, a museum curator, Charlie’s (Ecker) sister, and Hope’s (Davis) best friend.
Parks was a series regular on Devious Maids and recurred on Vampire Diaries and Superstore. Other recent TV credits include guest roles on The Crossing and 9-1-1. He’s repped by Abrams Artists Agency and managed by Luber Roklin.
Wepper played the series regular role of Chloe on Manhattan Love Story and appeared in feature Office Christmas Party. She’s repped by Primary Wave, Innovative and Ginsburg Daniels.
‘Salvage’: Joelle Carter & Evan Parke Join ABC Drama Pilot(3/9/18) Former Justified star Joelle Carter and Evan Parke (King Kong) have been cast as series regulars in ABC drama pilot Salvage from writer-producer Don Todd and ABC Studios. Charity Wakefield, Toby Kebbell, Jim Belushi, Catalina Sandino Moreno and Will Patton star in the pilot.
Written and executive produced by Todd and directed by Uta Briesewitz, Salvage centers on ex-cop Jimmy Hill (Kebbell), who just wants to be left alone after moving back home to rural Florida. But when a local murder is linked to the sunken treasure of a lost Spanish galleon, he’s drawn into the investigation by an idealistic deputy (Sandino Moreno) and pitted against the powerful town patriarch (Belushi), outside criminal agents and his own father (Patton).
Carter will play Sunny Daniels, Duke’s (Belushi) second wife. She’s also the town’s mayor. Parke will play Sheriff Ward, a good lawman, except for maybe being on the take to cover up Duke’s crimes.
Carter starred as Ava Crowder on all six seasons of FX’s Justified and played a lead role on Chicago Justice. She’s repped by Innovative and Forward Entertainment.
Parke recently recurred as Detective Norman Singleton on The Blacklist and guest-starred on NCIS: New Orleans, Bull and Blue Bloods. His feature credits include Django Unchained, King Kong and Planet of the Apes. He’s repped by KMR and Leslie Allen Rice Management.
Could John Mellencamp and Meg Ryan finally be tying the knot?(3/7/18) Sources on Daufuskie Island, SC, say that the beachy community is buzzing with chatter that Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp are planning a wedding there.
Insiders on the idyllic isle — where Mellencamp owns a mansion — say the famous pair has been spotted all over the island in the past few weeks, and that they appear to be putting together some celebration.
But Ryan’s rep told us that the island folk are wrong, simply spitting, “Not true.”
The pair started dating in 2011, then broke up in 2014, and got back together again in July 2017 — as Page Six first reported.
During their breakup, Mellencamp famously said that Ryan “hates me to death.
But Ryan seems to have a soft spot for the “Jack & Diane” singer’s Daufuskie home.
Mellencamp told Architectural Digest in 2014 that he spent little time at his church-inspired beachfront manse until the “When Harry Met Sally .?.?.” star convinced him to spruce it up.
“Mellencamp’s girlfriend, actress Meg Ryan, however, thought the place had promise,” wrote the glossy magazine, “and asked .?.?. ‘Why don’t you make it as beautiful as it can be?’?”
A rep for Mellencamp didn’t get back to us.
Dana Delany Guests on Bull 3/27/18(3/6/18) “Bad Medicine” – Bull helps a doctor who crossed state lines to purchase a marijuana-derived oil to treat her patients in Virginia, where the oil is illegal. But the case is complicated when Assistant U.S. Attorney Sylvia Banner (Dana Delany) has the DEA arrest her for possession with intent to distribute, on BULL, Tuesday, March 27 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Get Shorty Season 2: Steven Weber and Andrew Leeds Join Cast(2/28/18) Get Shorty‘s Season 2 call sheet is getting longer. The Epix dark comedy has added Steven Weber (Wings) and Andrew Leeds (Bones) to the cast in recurring roles, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Weber will play Lawrence Budd, an impossibly powerful film producer in Hollywood who commutes via helicopter and landscapes his yard with fully grown trees. A medical condition has left him hairless, so he glues on a wig and eyebrows. He collaborates in a film with Miles (Chris O’Dowd) and Rick (Ray Romano).
Leeds, meanwhile, will portray FBI special agent Ken Stevenson, the partner of Felicity Huffman’s Agent Dillard. Together, they manage Rick as their CI, and seek to bring down a drug cartel. Like Dillard, Stevenson is an expert at being supportive and upbeat while forcing people to do unsavory things.
Get Shorty, which is loosely based on the Elmore Leonard novel of the same name, was renewed for a 10-episode sophomore season in August. Season 2 is set to bow later this year.
Devious Maids' Roselyn Sanchez Checks Into ABC's Grand Hotel Pilot(2/23/18) Devious Maids‘ Roselyn Sanchez now has someone else to do the dusting, as the queen bee of ABC’s Grand Hotel pilot.Penned by Devious Maids EP Brian Tanen and based on a Spanish format, Grand Hotel is described as a soapy drama set against the backdrop of a Miami Beach hotel, centering around the family who owns the business, the staff who run it and the explosive secrets they hide under the perfect exterior.
Sanchez will fill the role of Gigi Cardenas — the embodiment of “Miami glamour,” she is impossibly stylish with a flare for excess. “Unapologetically fabulous but never frivolous,” Gigi is smart, cunning and fiercely loyal to her twin daughters. She’s the hotel owner’s second wife “but never considers herself ‘second’ at anything.”
Grand Hotel counts among its other executive producers Eva Longoria, who like Tanen hails from Desperate Housewives.
In addition to her employ as a Devious Maid, Sanchez’s previous TV credits include Without a Trace, Fame L.A., episodes of Rizzoli & Isles and Royal Pains, and her first gig on As the World Turns.
Talk Show Appearance(2/18/18) Rachael Ray - Syndicated
Feb 21, 2018
Mad About You's Louis Zorich Dead at 93(2/2/18) Louis Zorich (Oliver, Ryan’s Hope/Milo, Another World), best known for playing the father of Paul Reiser's character in Mad About You, died on Tuesday at the age of 93, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
On the NBC sitcom that ran from 1992 to 1999, Zorich's Burt Buchman was a sporting goods store owner whose catchphrase was, "It's me, Burt! Burt Buchman — your father!" whenever he visited his son Paul's (Reiser) apartment.
Zorich also starred in the early-'90s CBS sitcom Brooklyn Bridge, in which he played an immigrant grandfather and husband to Marion Ross' character. In film, he appeared in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Club Paradise and The Muppets Take Manhattan, among others.
Zorich was married to actress Olympia Dukakis and had three children.
Talk Show Appearance(2/14/18) THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT - CBS
Thursday, Feb. 22
Actor Patrick Boll Arrested for Soliciting Prostitute in Undercover Sting(2/13/18) Actor Patrick Boll (ex-Steve Phillips, As The World Turns/ex-lawyer, All My Children) was busted along with 5 others in a Florida prostitution sting.
The actor, whose credits include "Gossip Girl," "How to be Single," and "Burn After Reading," was arrested in a Naples hotel. The men arrested range in age from 29 to 70.
Boll allegedly gave the officer posing as a prostitute $150 in cash "and negotiated to have straight sex from Det. F.S.S."
He was booked for soliciting prostitution and has already bailed out.
One of the men arrested -- Judge Jay Rosman -- was also booked for resisting arrest.
The 6 men allegedly made contact with an undercover officer by text. They thought they were meeting a prostitute in a Naples hotel. The undercover officer, posing as a prostitute, negotiated a price with the men and at that point they were busted.
Laurence Lau on Blue Bloods 3/9/18(2/13/18) “Tale of Two Cities” – Danny and Baez investigate the murder of a man who was living a double life with two separate families, and Anthony tries to resist when Erin asks him to help investigate his old partner, whom she suspects of stealing drug money. Also, Frank deliberates between two candidates for the chief of transit position, on BLUE BLOODS, Friday, March 9 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
GUEST CAST includes: Sean Kleier (Bobby Jones), Lauren Patten (Officer Rachel Whitten), Laurence Lau (Wayne Green).
Julianne Moore and Bart Freundlich To Remake Susanne Bier’s ‘After The Wedding’(2/8/18) Husband and wife team Bart Freundlich and Julianne Moore are to find out what happens After The Wedding after setting up a U.S. remake of Susanne Bier’s Danish drama.
The Hunger Games star Moore is set to star in the feature, which will be written and directed by Wolves director Freundlich. It will be produced by Joel Michaels (Terminator Salvation) and Silvio Muraglia (Black Butterfly) through Paradox Studios and production will begin this spring. Paradox Studios is also financing, while Cornerstone Films has come on board to handle international sales and distribution and will commence sales at the European Film Market. CAA will oversee the US rights.
The film, which is set in New York, will provide a fresh update to the original by casting the two lead roles as women in the story of motherhood and family. It tells the story of Isabel, who runs a dilapidated orphanage outside of Calcutta, and who travels to New York to meet the New York millionaire, played by Moore, who has provided money for the orphanage. Following the latter’s wedding, a mystery unravels.
The original, Efter Brylluppe, was directed by The Night Manager director Bier and starred Hannibal’s Mads Mikkelsen and Borgen and Westworld star Sidse Babbett Knudsen. It was nominated for Best Foreign Language Oscar but lost out to The Lives Of Others.
Joel Michaels and Silvio Muraglia said: “We are overjoyed to have Bart as a partner in this project that has been a long time labour of love. He’s reimagined a brilliant retelling of Susanne Bier’s acclaimed and potent drama. We are further blessed to be working with Julianne Moore whose remarkable talent brings depth and sincerity to every role she portrays.”
Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder added: “Bart has written an emotional powerhouse of a screenplay. It’s compelling and heart-breaking but incredibly human. It’s a stand out piece and we are thrilled to be introducing it to buyers at Berlin”.
Julianne Moore is represented by CAA and Evelyn O’Neil of Management 360 and Bart Freundlich is represented by Ken Stovitz at MGMT entertainment and Paradigm.
Laurence Lau on Blue Bloods 3/2/18(2/6/18) “Legacy” – Danny considers taking a new job that would ease his financial struggles after investigating the death of a wealthy man. Also, Nicky tries to avoid involving her family when she is sexually harassed by her boss (Sean Kleier) at her new internship, and Garrett advises Frank to regain the public’s trust after a rookie cop is caught on video questioning a pedestrian’s immigration status, on BLUE BLOODS, Friday, March 2 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
GUEST CAST includes: Sean Kleier (Bobby Jones), Lauren Patten (Officer Rachel Whitten), Laurence Lau (Wayne Green).
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Recap: The Last Weeks
Monday, August 30, 2010At Chez Hughes, Casey was trying to cook dinner for Alison. Ali went up to his room for his recipe and ended up finding the box with Nancy's engagement ring in it! Casey revealed that Nancy wants him to save it for the "woman of my dreams." He asked Ali to describe said woman. Of course, as they awkwardly made the list, it was clear they were describing Alison. They ended up in a passionate kiss, and Casey asked Ali to marry him. Ali still had doubts, given what she'd done with Mick. She listed her past sins (including burning down Emma's barn), wondering what had made Casey want to forgive her. Casey recited his own laundry list of woes, saying they'd both learned from their mistakes. The duo kissed sweetly, and before Casey slid the ring on her finger, he told her that he had an offer to transfer to Southern Illinois University. He had to move to Carbondale, and would understand if Ali didn't want to go. Of course Ali would go! She then told Casey that she eventually wants to go to medical school like her mom. Casey was about to officially put the ring on Ali's finger when Chris called about a family meeting. They figured it'd be the perfect time to announce their engagement.
At the Lakeview, Kim marveled at how John Dixon and Bob could just pick up arguing like no time had passed. When Bob noted he'd had practice with Reid, John revealed it was Reid who had called him to consult on a case. When Bob asked who the patient was, Reid walked up, alarmed. At Katie's, Chris rocked her with the truth of his heart impairment, revealing he'd been sick for quite a while. A teary Katie demanded he fight this and beat this. Horrified to realize he hadn't told his family, Katie talked about Brad's death and told Chris not to take time away from his loved ones. Back at the Lakeview, Reid tried to whisk John away, but Kim stepped in, wanting to talk to John about Andy. Alone, Bob wanted to know what Reid was up to and demanded the identity of the patient. Reid covered, escorted John out and called Chris to meet them at the hospital. Katie sent Chris off with a kiss, and then broke down. Bob and Kim were mighty suspicious about John and Reid, and Bob resolved to get to the bottom of this. At the hospital, Reid explained the constraints he'd been working under to a mystified John. On cue, Chris walked up. Reid left Chris to explain everything to John. When Reid got home, he told Katie he knew about Chris. Katie went off, pounding on Reid's chest and weeping. Reid talked about how much he'd grown to care for Katie and Jacob, and gently tried to explain the extent of Chris' illness. Katie begged him to come back to the hospital with her. At the Lakeview, Lisa cornered Kim and Bob, demanding to know if John had indeed checked in. At Memorial, John blasted Chris for his irresponsibility, reunited with Katie and then looked over Chris' MRI results. John would start the first treatment option as soon as Chris and Katie told their family what was going on. Chris called Bob and asked the whole family to meet him and Katie at Tom and Margo's. Lisa and Kim automatically assumed Chris and Katie were announcing an engagement. After Chris and Katie left Memorial, Reid asked John for his real assessment. John told Reid that Chris would likely need a heart transplant, and he'd get the ball rolling immediately.
At Tom and Margo's, Lisa and Kim told Casey and Ali their Chris/Katie engagement theory. Casey and Ali realized they couldn't steal his uncle's thunder, but definitely wanted to tell Nancy privately. Chris and Katie arrived, and they all realized that Bob was taking forever to come back with Nancy. An ashen Bob then arrived, and told them, "Mom's gone."
Tuesday, August 31, 2010Alison admired the photo collage Casey had made in memory of Nancy and reminded Casey that today wasn't about them and their engagement. At Tom's office, an hour after Nancy's private funeral, Tom went over Nancy's will. Kim wanted more than a distribution of Nancy's belongings and money, she wanted another way to honor Nancy's 91 years. Margo comforted an angry Tom, who then remembered Nancy losing Dan. At Katie's, Chris told her he couldn't tell his family about his condition when they were dealing with Nancy's death. Casey and Alison left Chez Hughes to put a plan into motion, leaving Lucinda alone in the house. At a shut down Fashions, Barbara left a voicemail for Lisa, who was inside feeling very sad and alone. Back at Katie's, she comforted Chris with stories about her friendship with Nancyand flashed back to Nancy giving her advice. Chris said he'd be that friend for her now. But what if she lost him, too? Katie ended up weeping in Chris' arms about not being able to handle all the loss, and then Chris asked Katie to help him be strong.
At Tom and Margo's, Susan, Barbara and Lucinda fondly remembered "the bus ride from Hell," with a hilarious flashback. Casey and Ali showed up at Fashions, asking Lisa what they could do to remember Nancy. Lisa talked about Nancy's loving spirit and how she preferred taking action. It gave Casey an idea! Tom, Margo, Bob and Kim all came home, and Bob remembered a Christmas celebration from the black and white era. When Chris and Katie walked in, Kim urged them to finish what they'd started yesterday and give them some good news. Lucky for Chris, Casey, Alison and Lisa all returned with their idea: to spend the day helping people like Nancy would have! Then, John came in, assuming the gathering was about Chris' bad news. As he and Bob talked circles around each other, Chris interrupted, pointedly letting John know that Nancy had passed away. John quickly gave Bob and Kim his condolences and caught up with Lucinda. Then, everyone split off to do volunteer work. Bob and Kim let Chris and Katie into Nancy's to go through Nancy's stuff. Elsewhere, Tom and Margo funded a scholarship in Nancy's name at the school she once taught at. They remembered Kira (Lauryn Hill), whom Nancy taught to read with rap lyrics! At the hospital, Bob and Kim decided to start a mini-library. As for Lisa, Susan and Barbara, Lisa sat the gals down at the Lakeview and ordered two regular pink ladies and one virgin cocktail. She related her wishes for her own send-off and remembered an early moment with her mother-in-law. They resolved to donate money in Nancy's name and toasted their drinks.
At Yo's, after recruiting John to volunteer at Luke's foundation, Lucinda updated him on her rift with Lily. John related a story from Lisa about when Lisa and little Tom were living with Bob in Nancy's house. He used the anecdote to encourage Lucinda to swallow her pride and reach out to Lily. In Old Town, Casey was invigorated by all the helping out he'd done, and Alison told him that she has no more doubts. Casey remembered Nancy urging him to keep the engagement ring. Buoyed, he finally put the ring on Alison's finger. At Nancy's house, Katie and Chris went through a box of her things, unearthing all kinds of treasures. As they looked through a photo album, a bunch of classic Nancy clips played, including Chris and Nancy's 50th anniversary. "Our" Chris believed that, some day, that would be him and Katie. "No regrets," she smiled, kissing him. Later, everyone converged in Old Town with lit candles and Bob recited Nancy's Thanksgiving prayer...which faded into a voiceover of Nancy speaking the same words. Katie let herself into Nancy's, remembering Nancy giving her advice about Brad. "Help me!" she begged her lost friend, sobbing on Nancy's couch about how she couldn't do this again.
Wednesday, September 01, 2010At Java, Reid asked after Noah's eyesight and offered him the name of an LA doctor...resulting in Noah taking a swipe at him for "stealing my boyfriend," just as Luke walked in. Noah continued to be snarky about bequeathing Luke to Reid and sauntered out. Luke told Reid he had to go after Noah, and Reid understood. They agreed to meet up later. Luke found Noah outside, and didn't want him to leave for LA like this. Noah revealed that the big source of his 'tude was having to go to LA alone, without Luke by his side. "I'm still in love with you!" he said. Luke said he loved Noah and would always love him, but, "I'm in love with Reid." Noah insisted Reid wasn't right for him. They went over the accident/breakup again, and Luke told him they weren't right for each other. But he and Reid were! Luke said they'd always be connected, but not romantically; they could still be friends. "No, I can't," Noah said, walking away. Later, Luke came to Katie's looking for Reid. As he and Katie talked, she realized he knew about Chris. She admitted she's scared and Luke held her. She blurted out that she loves Chris. Luke was confident that Reid wouldn't let anything happen to him and dubbed Katie "tough." He told her she couldn't let her fear pull her away from the person she loved and offered to take her to Memorial. There, Katie realized the reality of Chris' condition was now out in the open. Reid advised Katie not to go into Chris' room if she was going to freak out and, rattled, she bolted. Luke marveled at Reid's take on things.
In Old Town, John accused Chris of being in denial about his health, and when Chris had chest pains he hauled him to the hospital. At Nancy's apartment, Katie sorted through classic photos and wondered how Nancy had survived so much loss. Margo walked in, and Katie took comfort in her hug. When Margo raved about Chris and Katie's future, Katie had to fight back tears. And then she gaped at Margo assuming she and Chris had been about to announce their engagement. When Tom interrupted, Katie made a hasty exit...and Margo realized something more than Nancy's death had to be wrong. At Bob's office, he and Kim were reminiscing when he realized he had a golf game with a trustee. Kim suggested he send Chris in his place. Chris stumbled into the staff room, where his parents were hanging out, and covered for his condition. Bob and Kim asked him about the golf game. When they mentioned how Nancy had high hopes for Chris, he agreed to play a few holes.
John was incensed to realize Chris was gone, and vented to Reid. Reid then extended his condolences about Nancy to Bob and Kim, who told him Chris is playing golf. John went to Tom and Margo's looking for Chris and Katie, and they demanded he 'fess up. He couldn't, but asked them to come with him. Out and about, Chris was shmoozing the trustee and Reid caught up with them, offering a "threesome." He was determined to keep an eye on Chris, despite his complete lack of golf prowess. At Java, Bob opened up to Kim about how he'd found Nancy dead in her favorite chair, and they talked about how extraordinary Nancy was. Out on the links, Reid accused the trustee of cheating and got the game cut short. As John, Margo, Tom, Bob and Kim all converged at the hospital, Reid brought Chris in. John had Chris taken into a room, and asked everyone to let him do his job. Chris then had to break the news to his family.
Thursday, September 02, 2010At Memorial, Chris explained his condition to a shocked Bob, Kim, Tom and Margo, and then John told Bob how serious the prognosis was. As for Katie, she was at WOAK watching footage of her and Chris. Luke followed Reid to Java, wondering why he'd been so heartless about Katie being at the hospital. Reid was trying to spare her the pain. Luke accused Reid of "projecting," because he's the one who runs away "when things get too sensitive." As he diagnosed Reid's issues, Luke admitted that he's in love with him. "Hold the phone!" Reid exclaimed, asking him to repeat himself. Back at the hospital, Tom and Margo wanted to get Chris' name higher up on the transplant list. He didn't want preferential treatment. Nearby, Bob promised Kim that he and John would do their best to make sure Chris lived. In Old Town, Luke confirmed to Reid that he'd told Noah he's in love with Reid. But he was still mad at Reid for his attitude. As Luke playfully noted Reid could tell him he loves him, too, Reid pointed out that Luke would just think he's trying to defuse Luke's anger. They went back to talking about Katie, and Luke stressed that she needs to be by Chris' side, because it would be devastating if he died without her there.
After a talk with John, Tom and Margo left for Springfield to look into Chris' transplant options. Meanwhile, Kim caught up with Katie at WOAK and wondered why she wasn't at the hospital with all of them. As they discussed Katie's feelings for Chris, a heartbroken Kim admitted how terrified she is, and talked about how she doesn't have time for Katie's fear. Kim asked her if she could "bear this pain without turning away." In Chris' room, Luke urged him not to keep Katie at a distance right now. Across the hall, Reid and John clashed about Chris' treatment. After John slammed out, Bob called Reid out on keeping Chris' condition from him. Reid pointed out doctor/patient confidentiality and said he'd urged Chris to tell Bob himself. "I made the best decisions that I could, given the circumstances," he explained, telling Bob to take up the issue with Chris. Bob did just that. At Katie's, she wept over a picture of her and Brad. Back at Memorial, Kim lashed out at Reid for taking advantage of Chris' illness, and Bob told her how Reid has been helping Chris all along. She tearfully apologized.
John ran into Luke in Old Town and asked him about Reid, given the battle ahead of Chris. Luke assured him that, when it comes to his job, Reid would give him everything he needs. Back at Katie's, Reid admitted he's an idiot about romance, but told Katie it's stupid to avoid love because it scares you: "Dry your eyes, blow your nose, get your butt back to the hospital where you belong!" Reid admitted Luke had caused his philosophical turnaround, and Katie thanked him for his support. At Memorial, Bob confessed to Kim that he's "ready to scream." Then, Tom called Bob with news of a potential heart donor at Bay City General. Bob and Kim stood in Chris' hospital room, worried. Reid watched them from the hall, and then told Luke about his and Katie's change of hearts. They "Dr. Oliver" and "Mr. Snyder"-ed each other, grinning. Meanwhile, Katie visited Brad's grave and told him she'd fallen in love with Chris. She begged for his help. Back at the hospital, Chris began to code!
Friday, September 03, 2010At Al's, Ali and Casey talked about their wedding plans. Casey didn't want to elope, reminding her that Nancy had believed in them. Ali didn't want to have a big shindig right after Nancy's death and Casey charmed her by calling her his wife. "That's good enough for me," he said. At Memorial, Henry and Barbara showed up to comfort Kim, who didn't want to leave Chris' room. Barbara guided her to the lounge, and Luke told Henry that Katie wasn't there. At Brad's grave, Katie unloaded her fear and grief, calling herself a coward. "The hell you are!" Henry told her, giving her a pep talk. It worked! Katie went back to the hospital with him. There, Chris came around, and Bob and John told him that he needed a new heart ASAP. John?wanted to hook him up to an LVAD (a left ventricle assist device), and Chris was resistant. He stressed that he also doesn't want to be moved up the transplant list. At loose ends, Luke wandered into Al's and told a clueless Casey and Ali about Chris. They all went back to the hospital. In the lounge, Barbara talked to Kim about Henry and comforted her. Then they joined everyone else in Chris' room, where the docs hoped Kim could talk?sense to her son. Barbara, having lost Jennifer, added her two cents. Then, Katie arrived to blast Chris for his attitude and beg him to fight. As everybody praised her pep talk, Bob got a call from Tom about the heart in Bay City being a perfect tissue match.
Reid told Luke, Casey and Ali about the heart. Casey and Ali joined the gang in Chris' room, where Kim and Bob were determined to enjoy the miracle. Bob asked Ali to scrub in on the surgery and then Casey told his grandparents they were engaged. In the lounge, Barbara hugged Henry for his part in getting Katie to the hospital. Reid and Luke then noticed John having an intense conversation. John was forced to tell the Hugheses that a Bay City cardiologist wanted the heart for his own patient. The news rocked everyone, and Barbara followed Katie to the lounge, talking about how she'd survived her ordeal in the warehouse because she knew how much she was loved. She urged Katie to be equally "relentless" about Chris. Chris agreed to accept the LVAD and, after sharing a moment with Bob, asked to see Reid. They traded some good-natured barbs, and Chris asked Reid to take care of Katie. Reid left Katie to cuddle Reid, watched Barbara and Henry and Casey and Alison and Bob and Kim...and it energized him! He told Luke he's going to Bay City to get that heart for Chris! Luke told him there were too many risks, marveling at how Reid was decrying the arrogant "savior of mankind" doctor who'd stolen Chris' heart. Reid wryly assured Luke he's the same selfish jerk he's always been, and he's earned the right to throw his weight around like this. "I love you," he smiled. "There. I said it." He kissed Luke tenderly before getting in his car and driving away.
At Memorial, John told everyone the LVAD procedure was a no-go because Chris was too weak to survive it. When Luke got back inside, Casey and Alison told him that...and he assured them that Reid has a plan! His faith in Reid touched Ali and Casey. Meanwhile, Reid was on the phone with the other surgeon, and he floored it to make it over a railroad crossing...and thenhis car stalled. He was so frazzled, he couldn't get his seatbelt off...and the train sped towards him ominously.
Tuesday, September 07, 2010At Memorial, Katie was at Chris's bedside and broke the news to him that they couldn't put the artificial pump in his heart because he's too weak. She begged him to hold on because a heart donor will surface soon. Meanwhile, John told a worried Bob and Kim that Chris only has 24 hours to live with his old heart. Alison urged Luke to inform Bob and Kim that Reid is on his way to Bay City to get the heart for Chris. They were stunned but happy, as was Katie and Chris. They joked about how far Reid has come since he first arrived in Oakdale and laughed about who in Bay City would incur his wrath if they denied him the heart he drove all the way there to retrieve.
Tom and Margo were at the police station when they got word that Chris's donor heart is no longer available. Margo then got a call about Reid's accident. "Oh, my God!" she exclaimed. They rushed to the site of the accident and were overwhelmed by what they saw. Later, they returned to Memorial, where Margo braced herself to tell everyone the news. She tearfully informed Bob that Reid's car stalled on the tracks and he didn't get out of his car before the train hit. Bob was dumbstruck and devastated that there is now no hope for a heart for Chris. Bob then summoned Casey to get Luke out of the ER before the EMTs arrived with Reid, but it was too late. Luke refused to believe that Reid would die, even after Bob explained that his injuries are too severe to be helped. He lashed out at everyone for not being proactive and stormed into Reid's hospital room. He was devastated as he saw the severity of Reid's injuries and begged him to open his eyes. Reid tried to speak as Luke broke down in tears. Luke got Reid's wallet for him and took out his organ donor card. Luke summoned Tom for Reid, who gave Luke his power of attorney and made it clear that he wants Chris to get his heart. "Who knew I had one to give?" Reid managed to joke. Luke pleaded with Reid to hold on and declared his love once again just as Reid flat lined. Tom explained that Reid wants Chris to get his heart. John was concerned about it being the right match and the legality of it all without paperwork. Bob was hopeful that they could make it work and they got moving quickly. Bob then gave his condolences to Luke, who was in shock, and let him say a final good-bye to Reid, who had died.
After, Tom presented a grieving Luke with the proper paperwork, which he signed to allow for the transplant. John informed an elated Katie, who told Chris she loves him before he was tested as a match. Bob and Kim, meanwhile, took time to absorb everything that had happened. Kim was overwhelmed with guilt for once questioning Reid's principles and being so cross with him before. Meanwhile, Katie went to tell Luke how amazing Reid is for pulling through for Chris and was eager to thank him in person, unaware that he'd been involved in the accident that allowed Chris to get a heart at all. After Luke told her what happened, she started to sob. Then she followed Bob and Luke's lead and said good-bye to her friend before letting Chris know that Reid is going to save his life. Chris was then wheeled into surgery.
Tom, Casey and Margo marveled at Reid's selfless act, called him an inspiration and hoped that his sacrifice wasn't made in vain. Meanwhile, John prepped Chris for heart surgery and the operation got underway.
Wednesday, September 08, 2010Lily called Holden to come over and told him about Chris's deteriorating condition and heart transplant last night. Holden was shocked; Lily was especially shaken up about Luke, who was still reeling from Reid's death at Memorial. Lily wanted to go comfort her son but Lucinda arrived, which sent her into a tailspin. She was outraged that Lucinda was trying to butt her way back into their lives and refused to let La Walsh take control. Equally upset that Lily wouldn't let her in, Lucinda stormed out in a huff.
At the hospital, Alison urged Luke to go home and get some rest but he refused to go until he knows that Chris made it through the operation. Meanwhile, Chris came to after his surgery. Kim and Bob greeted him in the recovery room, where John deemed that he'll be fine and that everything was a success. Katie also came in and was happy to see Chris, who was eager to thank Reid for getting him a new heart. "Where is that jerk?" he laughed, unaware that Reid had sacrificed his own survival for him. Kim, Bob and John discussed whether to tell Chris what happened and agreed to wait until he was feeling better.
Later, Ali happily informed Luke that Chris made it and reminded him how amazing Reid was for giving his heart to someone in need. Ali assured tearful Luke that the moment they took his heart was peaceful and that Reid didn't feel any pain. Margo offered to give Katie a lift home, then caught up with her pop, John, who said he's been well but can't help but think about what he'd do if he was in Bob's position with his own kids. Margo pointed out that her father has been estranged for years and wondered why. She thanked him for helping Chris and Katie, and they agreed to discuss other matters at a later date.
At Java, Noah, who was about to leave for L.A., ran into Ali. She broke the news to him about Reid and urged him to support Luke in his grief. Noah wasn't sure he could offer anything to Luke anymore.
Luke returned home, where Lily and Holden did their best to console him. Luke was still struggling to comprehend what it meant to have Reid's organs donated to others in need, not just his heart. The hospital called and asked for Luke to track down Reid's next of kin so he can figure out what to do with the body. Luke broke down again, fearful that he doesn't know Reid as well as he thought he did. They met with a funeral director to make arrangements. Luke said Reid has no family and wanted to take care of things himself but the funeral director refused and said that it's a matter of law to contact the next of kin. Luke then went to Memorial to ask Bob and Kim if they knew more about Reid's extended family and was stunned to discover that Chris doesn't even know that Reid's heart is beating inside his body. Luke was overwhelmed when Chris kept asking to see Reid and rushed out. Chris, meanwhile, overheard a board member giving Luke his condolences on his way out.
Katie went home and was conflicted about her own feelings. She was grieving her roomie Reid but ecstatic about Chris's survival. She was thankful to have had Reid in her life. "He helped me get my life back," she smiled and refused to pack up Reid's things or forget him. Margo promised her that no one will ever forget Reid or what he did in Oakdale. Katie was determined to keep it together and be strong for both Luke and Chris.
John met up with Lucinda at the Lakeview Lounge, where she was drowning her sorrows over Lily with bloody marys. She refused to think she was selfish in what she did to Lily and revealed that she went to the mob. "Oh! Which one?" John ribbed, reminded Lucinda that she's always been a schemer and then got the full story on what went down with Ralph. John called Lucinda pathetic "narcissist crybaby" and told her again to make inroads with her daughter.
Holden and Lily went to the police station to investigate Reid's past. They found an old video of Reid with his chess mentor, Angus, who lives in Midwood, Brooklyn. They decided to reach out to Angus for Luke. They found him playing chess in a park but he wanted nothing to do with his "ungrateful big-mouthed nephew." Meanwhile, Luke went to the Snyder Pond to think things over and was surprised to see Noah had followed him there.
Thursday, September 09, 2010At the Pond, Noah gave Luke his condolences and tried to be there for his ex. Luke was mad at himself for not knowing Reid better and that he didn't even know his own feelings for him until he told Noah. Noah asked him about any regrets he has about his relationship with Reid. Luke admitted they never got to do the normal date things together and that they never had sex because Luke wanted to wait. Noah was surprised, but tried to make Luke feel better by calling Reid a hero for what he did. Luke lost it and said that if Reid was a real hero, he wouldn't have died. Noah hugged him and consoled him. Noah said he'd take a later plane to L.A. so he could be there for Luke.
John barged into Worldwide where he found Lucinda distracting herself with work and the usual scheming. John blasted her for not trying to change her ways. Lucinda realized she's crossed the line one too many times with Lily, who has disowned her. La Walsh explained that she's just protecting herself from the power her daughter has in the company by making a preemptive business deal to oust Lily. John was shocked. "Classic Lucinda Walsh," he scoffed. Lucinda countered by telling him to stop sticking his nose in her business. John tried to extend an olive branch, but La Walsh called him out on not being there for her, even during her cancer and said they can't be friends. He apologized and realized he was in the wrong, but still encouraged her to stay away from Lily, if that's what Lily wants. Finally, Lucinda came around. John asked if he should reach out to Lily for her, but she declined. They shared a sweet moment as John said he knows Lucinda better than anyone else.
Holden and Lily broke the news to Angus that Reid was killed. He was upset but wondered why they came to him. So, they explained the situation (including that Reid was gay) and asked him to help Luke. He was hesitant but finally signed the paperwork. Then Angus showed them one of Reid's old chess pieces. He got choked up as he recalled the time he shared with his nephew in his younger days.
At Memorial, Chris demanded to know whose heart he has but Katie refused to tell him. After he pleaded one more time, she finally spilled the truth. "You have Reid's heart," she sighed. He was flabbergasted as Katie told him everything that had happened. Chris blamed himself for Reid's death. "He's the one who was trying to save my life!" he pointed out. He was overwhelmed with guilt and struck by the irony of it all. He was upset at the thought of living the rest of his life with Reid's heart in his body and was about to give up until Katie demanded that he "suck it up" and be grateful for the miracle that was given to him. He finally came around and looked forward to spending his future with Katie.
John dropped by Margo's to say he's staying in Oakdale for a while and resolved to make inroads with his own daughter. Lucinda dropped off a bouquet of flowers for Lily. Holden and Lily returned to Oakdale, where Luke scattered Reid's ashes at the Pond and gave a touching tribute to his lost love. Bob told Chris that the new hospital wing has been named in Reid's honor. Chris was pleased and also found out he'd be the new Chief of Staff after Bob retired. He lovingly glanced at Katie from afar as he smiled and said, "What can I say? I lead a charmed life."
Monday, September 13, 2010Jack and Carly woke up in bed together, affectionate. Downstairs, Parker stopped Sage from bringing their parents breakfast in bed and spinning her fantasies of remarriage. He didn't want Mom and Dad to get married again, as "that's when all the trouble starts." Sage set out Jack and Carly's old wedding album as they came downstairs. "That's Sage...not very subtle, is she?" chuckled Carly. "Maybe she's on to something?" countered Jack. As Carly sputtered about getting their daughter's hopes up, Jack said he's incomplete without her. Wary Carly noted they'd gone down this road so many times before. What if they were setting themselves up to fail? Jack told her that the first time he'd kissed her, he'd known she was his future. They had to stop questioning it. "We can't afford to quit," he told her. When Carly finally came around to his line of thinking, she wondered exactly what he wanted to make "official." He was about to get down on one knee...when Janet called to tell him she and Dusty were at the hospital. When they got back from Memorial, Carly wanted to pick up where they left off, but Jack was wary. He worried about what the new baby would do to their dynamic. Cue Carly's turn to give a pep talk! She assured Jack she'd love the baby but it would be difficult for her...and they'd face and conquer whatever life would throw at them. They traded "I love you"s and Jack pulled Carly into his lap and proposed! Carly tearily accepted and they kissed. When the kids got home, Carly and Jack swore that, this time, they'd be together forever. They impulsively decided to get married ASAP!
At the farm, Liberty snapped at Faith, who realized Libby got into FIT in New York, like she'd always dreamed. Libby said she wasn't going! Parker walked in, and Faith informed him Libby was about to "ruin her life." At the Lakeview, Janet brought Dusty a bunch of food and an offer to nurse him back to health. They chowed down, sitting in bed. Feeling better, Dusty wanted to get his swerve on. Janet nixed that, and then felt a contraction! Meanwhile, Liberty explained to Parker why she was deferring college, and Parker admitted he's not going either. He whispered his secret plans to her. Faith spied them through the Al's window. At Memorial, Dusty hugged John (who he'd apparently kept in touch with!) and introduced him to Janet. Alone, John noted that Dusty had neglected to tell him Janet was expecting his child. "Yes and no," hedged Dusty. In the exam room, the ob/gyn dubbed the contractions Braxton-Hicks and noted Janet's baby was huge. If he got any bigger, they'd have to induce! When Jack and Carly showed up, Janet apologized for the false alarm. As for Dusty, his spidey senses were tingling. They got back to the farm, and a squirrelly-acting Dusty told Janet that he was off to lunch with John. Faith then told Janet that Liberty got into FIT but wanted to stay in town to help her mom. When Libby and Parker got home, Janet gave her a talking-to, urging her to go to New York. Then, Liberty and Parker accused Faith of telling Janet about FIT to eliminate her perceived competition for Parker. At Java, Dusty showed John the sonogram photo, revealing that he thinks the baby is his. Surrogate father and son shook hands. Left alone, John nabbed Dusty's coffee mug to run a DNA test on it! Back at the farm, Janet told Dusty about Liberty's conundrum and they felt the baby kick.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010Gwen brought Carly breakfast in bed, and she had one more wedding day surprise: Rosanna! The sisters exchanged gleeful hugs, and Gwen left Ro and Carly to catch up. At the farm, Jack thanked Dusty for donating champagne for the impromptu ceremony. Janet shooed Dusty off to change and then Janet and Jack had a bittersweet talk, where Janet wished Jack and Carly happiness. Then, Jack urged the baby to stay inside for another two weeks, till he's back from his honeymoon, and asked Janet to get the getaway cabin's info just in case! At the Lakeview, Craig ran into Lily and wondered when she'd forgive him. "I'm not interested in your apologies," she shrugged, before telling him not to show up to the Carjack wedding. In Old Town, Holden ran into Molly. Awkward! They chuckled over being the best man and maid of honor, as Lily watched from afar. She stopped lurking and walked up to ask about California and Abigail. When Lily told Holden the kids wanted them to go to the wedding together, Molly was the odd woman out. In Milltown, Will calmed Parker's nerves about the wedding and then Faith came y with flowers. As Will looked on, Faith and Parker argued about Liberty and Parker blew her off. Later, Carly asked Gwen and Rosanna to be her bridesmaids and Janet came by with a gift and her well wishes. Janet then got the cabin info and Carly stressed that Janet shouldn't call unless it's a real emergency. "This day was starting off so well," Carly then cracked to her sisters. In need of some alone time, she got her and Jack's compass out of a drawer and went for a walk.
Janet came in to Dusty's Lakeview suite, venting about the cabin snafu with Carly. Dusty found the reality of Janet having to put up with Carly for the foreseeable future pretty amusing. Janet had an idea she needed his help for. Back at the farm, Parker was all suited up and he was about to bring up his big secret issue with Jack when Jack got called away to pick up Sage. Parker ended up telling Will and swearing him to secrecy! Jack brought Sage home to the Milltown house, and a worried Gwen and Ro told Jack that Carly was off by herself somewhere. Out at the pond, Carly remembered Jack giving her the compass at the boathouse, and then she dropped the compass in the water! Gasp! "I lost the compass," she told Jack, when he walked up. He felt around for it, but it was gone! Carly began weeping about how she needed it to find her true north. He said she didn't need it. He'd never leave her side again; she was already home! Elsewhere, Rosanna ran into Gabriel and Holden and Lily convinced a sullen Faith into going to the wedding. At Java, Craig asked Gabriel if they could try to get to know each other better. Gabe turned down a lunch invite, saying he had the wedding to attend. Back at the pond, Jack shored Carly up and kissed her, sweetly. Elsewhere, Janet and Dusty had taken it upon themselves to decorate the honeymoon cabin. Dusty made Janet get off a ladder...only to get a cramp and fall off it himself. Moments later, Janet went into labor.
Jack brought Carly to the farm, where her bridal party had enterprisingly thought to bring her dress. They also each gave her a flower to carry down the aisle. Then, Lily showed up with a wedding/"I'm sorry about Craig" gift. Out at the garden where the wedding would take place, a suited up Jack met up with Will, Holden and Parker. The guys bantered so adorably, it had to be partially ad-libbed! Then, the women showed up. Carly took Jack's breath away. As for Rosanna, she saw Craig lurking and confronted him. "You lookfantastic!" he tried to evade, but she wasn't having it. He said he just wanted closure and promised to be on his best behavior. Nearby, Gabriel and Liberty showed up and Parker and Faith were still at odds. Jack again calmed Carly's nerves and Ro warned them that Craig had shown up. "Nothing is going to spoil this wedding!" Carly insisted.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010At Carly and Jack's wedding, Holden and Rosanna got the lovey duo to quit canoodling and Rosanna instructed the bridal party on how to march in. Carly also made sure they were taking video for JJ. Party crasher Craig sat down next to Margo, earning her trademark sisterly snark. Then, the bridesmaids all came down the makeshift aisle and Liberty tried calling Janet, to no avail. At the honeymoon cottage, Janet was in labor, and Dusty tried to help her through it. Parker walked his mom to Jack and asked Jack to "take good care of her." The priest did his thing, complete with the "speak now or forever hold your peace." Don't worry, no one spoke! Carly was so eager to wed that she blurted out a "yes!" before the priest was even done with the vows. Jack made his own vows, saying, "She's mine and I'm hers, and that's that." After Molly did a reading, Carly spoke to Jack from the heart, telling him he was her true north, her soulmate and her best friend. Jack talked about how Carly had "saved me from me" after Brad's shooting and "fought my demons." There was much sniffling and crying. They exchanged rings and "I thee wed"s and were then pronounced husband and wife. Cue the kiss! Afterwards, Holden gave the best man's toast, noting that they were missing two very important people: Hal and Brad. On behalf of them, he wished Carjack "lifelong happiness." After Margo and Tom gave Jack their well wishes, with passing mention of Katie and Chris' condition, Molly gave her toast, noting, "you can't fight destiny, so why try." (She looked pointedly at Lily.) Carly reveled in having her "girls" for "backup." But where were Dusty and Janet? Still laboring! Dusty tried to go for help but the car was stuck in the mud.
Back at the wedding, Craig proposed a toast, much to everyone's chagrin. He surprised them all by admitting, "you belong together" and wishing them every happiness. When Rosanna wondered what brought that on, Criag said she did - he wanted her to like him again. Jack and Carly then had a first dance (offscreen!) and Faith urged Holden to ask Lily to dance. Sadly, Parker was still giving Faith the brush off. Nearby, Gabriel told Craig he was going back to Montega and Rosanna realized Gabriel is Craig's son. Then, Parker's secret plans came up again, and Margo urged him to just tell everyone he wants to be a cop. His parents were boggled and moved in turns. Parker explained that he hoped to end up just like Jack. "That's a sneaky way to win an argument!" Jack choked out, hugging his son. Afterwards, Holden asked Molly to dance and they had a nice moment and Rosanna counseled Craig about Gabriel. Then, Carly and Jack reassured Sage that it's "for real this time," and Carly threw her bouquet. Rosanna caught it! Carly and Jack drove off for the honeymoon to cheers and applause.
At the cabin, Janet yelled at Dusty, who urged her not to push. Jack was about to carry Carly over the threshold, when they realized what was going on inside. Back at the garden, Will and Gwen accidentally spilled to Margo and Tom that Casey was moving to Carbondale. At the farm, Molly and Lily thanked each other for their mutual generosity today and Molly wished Lily and Holden luck. Will and Gwen noted how cute Faith and Parker were, and Parker bid his big brother farewell. He then went back to Faith, apologizing for keeping his plans from her. When she hoped they were friends again, Parker told his "friend" she looked hot in that dress and kissed her cheek. A few feet away, Gabriel and Craig made amends and Ro revealed she's staying in town for a while. At the honeymoon cabin, Janet was about to give birth ASAP, and Carly got a little queasy.
Thursday, September 16, 2010Janet wailed as her labor progressed. Jack, watching over Carly's wooziness, told Dusty he'd have to deliver the baby. Having done this before, Dusty played midwife with aplomb. They all welcomed the cute little boy with equal parts happiness and bittersweetness. The foursome headed for the hospital, with Carly bidding the honeymoon cottage a wistful adieu. At Memorial, Dusty stubbornly refused to get his ribs looked at, and Jack went looking for Carly. As Carly and Jack passed back through the main hallway, they overheard John telling Dusty the big news: "Jack Snyder is not the father of that baby, you are!" "Are you sure?" he boggled. John assured him that it's true and he's an "unofficial grandfather." Jack walked up on the celebration. As Dusty beamed, Jack graciously told him to tell Janet. John noted it had been a "long time" since he'd seen Carly, and winked that she'd ended up with the right guy. Then, Carly went to get checked out. In Janet's room, Dusty told her the news and she was thrilled. Meanwhile, Grandpa John bounced into the Lakeview lounge, ordering up drinks for a toast, and urged Lucinda to "declare victory" and come away with him. He said he had a teaching gig in Amsterdam and they could go enjoy tulips and wooden shoes. Back at Memorial, Liberty and Jack had a sweet moment and Libby brought him in to see Janet. The exes had an emotional moment alone, acknowledging the 9 months they'd spent being prospective parents. "Thank you for loving me, Jack," wept Janet. Teary Jack apologized for not doing right by her, and congratulated her. Later, Janet, Teri, Libby, the baby and Dusty all bonded as a family...and Carly had news for Jack!
At Java, Lucinda offered to create an endowment in Reid's name, and Luke liked the idea. Big Lucy's rather cynical, defeatist attitude had Luke wondering what his grandmother had done now. At the Lilypad, Holden and Lily talked about the wedding and Molly and then flirted a little. John interrupted the moment to persuade Lily to forgive her mother. John noted Lily was younger and less set in her ways. Since he got a text from the hospital, he asked "sensible" Holden to help fix things. Alone, Holden told Lily, "John's full of it," and said he was proud of Lily for sticking to her guns. Back at Java, Luke talked about how life was short and sent Lucinda off to make things right with Lily. Noah walked up on the tail end, and Luke filled him in. Then, a sad Luke talked about how calm Reid had been in death, and Noah comforted him. Noah revealed he's putting off heading to LA. Luke wondered why. To take care of him? It wasn't necessary! Luke quit Noah's job for him and dragged him out the door. After Holden's pep talk, Lily called her mother to meet up with her. Lily and Holden were a united front and about to kiss, when a beaming Lucinda walked in. Sadly, Lily dashed Big Lucy's hopes of reconciliation. She loved her mom but couldn't forgive her yet. Lily and Holden both told Lucinda "goodbye." At WOAK, Luke gave Noah a state of the art video camera, revealing his family had also bought Noah a bunch of recording equipment. Noah had to get on that plane! Noah agreed, as long as Luke came and visited him. They reminisced about meeting at the studio; Noah brought up sharing their first kiss there. Noah assured Luke he understands that Luke needs to honor what he had with Reid and "grieve and heal." But maybe when Luke was ready, he could come to LA? Noah kissed Luke goodbye and left.
At the Lilypad, Holden and Lily remembered the day they met (with a lot of tears from Holden), and they kissed passionately! Meanwhile, Lucinda sought out John and accepted his offer to run off to Amsterdam. At the hospital, as Dusty, the baby and Janet all had a moment of bonding, Carly told Jack she's pregnant! He swept her into his arms and they kissed.
Friday, September 17, 2010The very last episode of ATWT opened a month after yesterday, with Bob's wistful voiceover talking about starting the day at the hospital. Bob made his way to his office and talked about learning a lot about the people of Oakdale. Across town, Holden picked up Ethan from Lily and took him fishing. Dusty brought Lorenzo to Janet, and Carly and Jack snuggled in each other's arms...until Sage called for her mom, that is! Elsewhere, Barbara and Henry got passionate, Paul cuddled with a giant stuffed puppy — and Emily — as Eliza played, and John and Lucinda came back from Amsterdam and checked into the Lakeview. Lisa was shocked to learn who John's souvenir "tulip" was. At Chez Hughes, Alison arrived to wake up Casey, and Tom and Margo wistfully realized they were soon to be empty nesters. At the Lilypad, Luke looked at a brochure for Reid's neurological wing and hugged Natalie. At Katie's, she tended to Chris with heart medication and kisses. Back at the hospital, Kim came into Bob's office, and he marveled about retiring today.
In Milltown, Jack asked after Carly's morning sickness and Sage wondered when she can share the pregnancy news. As Carly cleaned up papers and talked about car problems, she gasped to Jack that they're "normal." Would they become "dull" and "boring"? He assured her they wouldn't. Then, Dusty and Janet showed up at Jack and Carly's to introduce them to little Lorenzo Dustin Donovan...and ask Jack to be his godfather! Carly told them she's pregnant, and Janet noted "things turned out exactly the way they were supposed to." At the Hughes house, Susan and Emily had joined Tom and Margo to see off Ali and Casey. Hugs were exchanged and tears were shed. Emily marveled to Susan about "our little girl" going off, and they went for a "soda" at the Lakeview. Meanwhile, a teary Margo's empty nest wistfulness was in overdrive and Tom took her out. Back at Katie's, Chris proposed and she accepted. They pondered getting a bigger place as Tom and Margo came over. Tom urged Katie to "distract" his weepy wife, so she spilled the engagement news. The sisters impulsively decided to swap houses, as the brothers looked on, bemused.
Back at the Lakeview, Henry and Barbara were still canoodling, despite dinner plans at Paul and Emily's. At Fairwinds, Paul and Emily discussed him walking away from the business and making Em and Eliza his priority. Ironically, Barbara arrived with similar news: She was dissolving their BRO partnership! The foursome toasted to the future. Elsewhere, Luke visited Katie's, telling Chris that he had his vote as Chief of Staff. Chris admitted that it might not be the path he wants. Luke was haunted by being where Reid lived. As he went to leave, Katie gave him Reid's stethoscope. Luke asked if he could listen to Reid's heart, and he and Chris shared a poignant moment. John and Lucinda dropped by the Lilypad to tell Lily they were back together and that Lily could have control of WorldWide. At the hospital, Susan said goodbye to Bob and Kim, and Bob took one last box out to the car. Chris and Katie test drove Chez Hughes, as Tom and Margo christened Katie's with some lovin'. Paul and Emily reaffirmed their love at Fairwinds, while we learned Barbara and Henry were taking over Metro. Henry turned up the music in their suite and they got their disco on. Downstairs, a snarky Lisa urged John and Lucinda to "gather ye rosebuds," and the duo made a pact to "have a helluva good time." Back at Lily's, she was worried about her mom and John not working out. Holden noted they were older, wiser and loved each other. "You think that's enough?" Lily mused. Before Holden left, he and Lily shared a long look. Back at the Milltown house, Jack and Carly settled into bed and kissed. Things wound up at the hospital, with Kim kissing Bob for "just a little encouragement." "I don't think there should be goodbyes...just goodnight," she said, before leaving him to wrap up alone. Bob packed up his briefcase, took one look around, and said, "Goodnight," before turning out the light. The globe on his desk lit up and spun...
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