As we’ve previously reported, “Days of our Lives” Shawn Christian (Daniel Jonas) and Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis) teamed up with Jack Briggs and Nate Hartley to create “Addicts Anonymous,” a single-camera mockumentary, and the comedy series is now available for viewing via the web!
Originally planned for primetime television, the series — which stars Molly Burnett (ex-Melanie Jonas, “DAYS”), Lori Loughlin (“Summerland,” “Full House”), Matt Walsh (“Veep,” “Ted”), Jerry Lambert (“Shameless,” “Family Guy”), Christian, Smith and more — is now being offering via the show’s official website. Episode one (“Admitting”) and episode two (“Support Buddy”) are available now. Subsequent episodes will be released as follows:
“We’ve all written the scripts together, which is really fantastic,” says Christian, who also serves as the executive producer for the series. “We all filmed it together, and it’s so funny. It really is just fantastic.”
Fans have seen “The Young and the Restless’” Lamon Archey (Mason Wilder) tackle some pretty dramatic material in the year he’s been a part of Genoa City, but the actor’s latest role just may have the power to put those scenes to shame: He’s been cast as a lead in the indie short “The B Word,” which brings awareness to the disease bulimia nervosa.
Written by sisters Nakisha and Nichole Aliece Ceilstan, the film (which is based on a true story) centers around two sisters and how their relationship is affected and threatened by the horrific disease. Archey plays Rashid, a husband to one of the sisters.
For more information on ‘The B Word,” visit the film’s official Kickstarter page.
It looks like “The Young and the Restless’” Summer (Hunter King) has one more name to add to her Christmas gift list this year: Esmerelda, her new friend/fellow model!
Briana Nicole Henry is the lucky girl who’s been cast as Summer’s new pal and will make her daytime debut on Thursday, December 12, a rep confirms. As for what you can expect? Watch for Esmerelda to mix it up with Summer as the modeling world begins to play a bigger role in the ingénue’s life. (Or, in other words, let the trouble begin!)
Fans of daytime “bad boy” Trevor St John (ex-Victor Lord Jr./Todd Manning, “One Life to Live”) knew it was only a matter of time before the actor landed a primetime gig, and it seems his latest role is just as dark — or maybe even more so — than his former soap gig!
Poor Abigail has been living the single life since the Chad/Cameron debacles on “Days of our Lives,” but her portrayer, Kate Mansi, says that won’t last for long! In fact, during a recent interview with Soap Opera Network, the gracious actress revealed a few details regarding her alter ego’s future love life as well as some insight into what makes Abigail tick. Read on to find out what’s in store!
Romance is a hot ticket on soaps; without it, characters rarely see much light of day. But despite that conundrum, Mansi is happy that her alter ego has been functioning on her own as of late. “I like what they’re writing right now; she’s just getting comfortable with her independence and being single again, which is totally natural,” she explains.
Former “All My Children” actress Rebecca Budig (ex-Greenlee Smythe) may be co-hosting “The Better Show,” but that doesn’t mean she’s retired from scripted acting. In fact, the actress will be guest starring on an upcoming episode of the CBS drama “Blue Bloods!”
Titled “Ties That Bind,” the episode shows Danny’s (Donnie Wahlberg) loyalty being tested when he’s assigned to the case of a childhood friend, Mickey (Tom Cavanagh), who is under investigation for having ties to an infamous mob family. Budig plays Connie, Mickey’s wife.
Look for the episode to air on Friday, December 20.
The multi-million dollar battle between Prospect Park and ABC over “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” isn’t the only soap opera drama the Los Angeles courts have been dealing with as of late: Apparently, Prospect Park co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz has taken his own company to court over non-compete clauses!
According to Deadline Hollywood, the producer/talent manager has filed a complaint against the company and ABRY Senior Equity IV, L.P., ABRY Investment Partnership, L.P., and ABRY Senior Equity Co-Investment Fund IV, seeking a “declatory judgment over non-compete clauses in a December 31, 2012 employment agreement he signed with Prospect Park when the Boston-based investors came on board late last year.” Or, in other words, Kwatinetz would like a judge to decide whether or not the non-compete clauses in the agreement will prevent him from working for another company for the five years stated in the contract, and whether or not PP and ABRY could force him to continue working for them for the next five years whether he would like to or not.
“All My Children” actress Francesca James (ex-Evelyn Johnson) is in the middle of a plot fit for a thriller film. According to The New York Post, the Emmy winner was named co-executer of the estate of recently deceased Broadway star Julie Harris, and friends and former employees of the Tony-winner are accusing James of “worming” her way into Harris’ life, taking control of her business and medical affairs and alienating her from her son, Peter Gurian — all so she could inherit part of Harris’ estimated 10 million fortune!
Thanksgiving is fast approaching, meaning many people throughout the country are reflecting on what they’re most thankful for. And guess what? Several of your favorite “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” stars have been doing the same, and they’ve shared the details with Soap Opera Network! Read on for the scoop and then join in on the fun by leaving a comment below telling us what you’re most thankful for this holiday season!
The rest of the country may have been preparing for Thanksgiving by sending out dinner invites, planning menus, buying turkeys, selecting table settings and betting on the day’s big game, but Soap Opera Network has been getting ready for the celebratory day in a different way: Reaching out to several of your favorite “Days of our Lives” stars and getting the scoop on what they’re most thankful for! Read on for their answers and then join in on the fun by leaving a comment below telling us what you’re most grateful for this holiday season!