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It looks like former “General Hospital” star Nathan Parsons (ex-Ethan) has some bloody good news to celebrate: He’s been cast in the role of James on HBO’s “True Blood!”

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 [his 'Forever' co-star] 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 Jessica.

According to Deadline, actor Dylan Neal ("The Bold and the Beautiful," "Dawson's Creek") is scheduled to begin filming this week in Vancouver for "Fifty Shades of Grey," the film adaptation of EL James' bestselling novel of the same name. Neal will portray Bob, Anastasia Steele's (Dakota Johnson) stepfather and the husband of Carla Adams (Jennifer Ehle). Scheduled to hit theaters on Friday, February 13, 2015 as both a rated R film and rated NC-17 in theaters willing to offer it, "Fifty Shades" and its followup novels centers on the erotic relationship between Anastasia and Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan).