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WATCH: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Movie Trailer Revealed; Would ‘DAYS” James Scott Have Been a Better Lead?

When news first hit that the controversial novel “50 Shades of Grey” was going to be made into a movie, rumors within the daytime community started spreading: “Days of our Lives’” James Scott (EJ DiMera) was reportedly being considered for the lead role of Christian Grey, a handsome yet tormented billionaire who lures a young woman named Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) into his dark world of sexual fantasies.

‘OLTL’s’ Brandon Routh To Headline ‘400 Days’ With Dane Cook

Deadline Hollywood is reporting that former "One Life to Live" actor Brandon Routh (ex-Seth Anderson) is set to star in "400 Days," a psychological thriller that looks to discover via simulation the effects deep space travel has on four astronauts after they are locked away from their normal lives for 400 days. Once losing communication with the outside world, the mental state of the astronauts begins to deteriorate. They are then thrown for a loop when they discover that their simulated mission may not have been one after…

WATCH: Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong’o on Kenyan Soap Opera ‘Shuga’

Newcomer Lupita Nyong'o was unknown to American audiences before her scene-stealing role as slave Patsey in Best Picture Oscar winner "12 Years A Slave." Now, after winning the Best Supporting Actress Oscar (the first African actress to do so) and giving an incredibly moving speech, Nyong'o is on her way to becoming a household name. But did you know that before being cast in "12 Years A Slave," Nyong'o played the lead role on a ground-breaking Kenyan soap opera?

WATCH: James Franco Plays A Former Soap Actor in ‘Maladies’ Trailer

James Franco's name was brought back into soap opera news last week when reports surfaced that "General Hospital" headwriter Ron Carlivati wished to bring Franco back to the soap. However, it looks like the A-list actor already has quite a few projects on his plate. One of those projects is the film "Maladies," featuring Franco as a former soap opera actor who has trouble dealing with his mental illness as well as the mental illnesses of his two housemates.

Luke Grimes Exiting ‘True Blood’ Over Creative Differences

According to TVLine, Luke Grimes is exiting HBO's "True Blood" after reported creative differences with show producers over the future of his character, James. "He initially joined the show because he wanted to work with Deborah Ann Woll,” said an insider to the website. “But when he started reading the scripts for Season 7, he was disappointed to learn that they were going in a completely different direction with James." Grimes joined the cast of the series in season 6, which found James mostly sexing it up with Woll's…