Fans of “One Life to Live’s” Tika Sumpter (Layla Williamson) were thrilled when she was cast as Candace Young on OWN’s “The Haves and the Have Nots,” but the actress recently revealed on “The Tyler Perry Show” that she almost didn’t accept the role — until Oprah Winfrey herself got on the phone! But how did the conversation go down?
When writer/director/producer Tyler Perry was casting for the series, which explores the complicated relationship between the wealthy Cryer family and their hired help, he immediately had Sumpter in mind. He’d worked with the “OLTL” and “Gossip Girl” actress on his film, “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas,” and asked her if she’s join “The Haves and Have Nots.” Surprisingly, Sumpter didn’t greet the invitation with an immediate yes, and it took two calls from Oprah to convince her to take the role. To find out how that went down, watch the fun clip after the jump!
Get ready for a star studded event, because the nominees for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding performances in 2013 have been officially been announced, and the list is pretty spectacular! Five film and eight television categories, as well as the SAG Awards honors for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles, are included in this year’s nominations, which honor a variety of stars like Tom Hanks, Matthew McConaughey, Alec Baldwin, Oprah Winfrey, Sandra Bullock and ”Scandal’s” Kerry Washington.
The popular television event announcing the official winners will be simulcast live nationally on both TNT and TBS on Saturday, January 18, at 8PM EST/5PM PT from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. An encore performance will immediately follow on TNT at 10PM ET/7PM PT. In addition, recipients from the stunt ensemble honors will be announced from the SAG Awards red carpet during the sagawards.tntdrama.com, tbs.com, and People.com live Red Carpet Pre-Show webcasts beginning at 6PM ET/3PM PT.
For a complete list of this year’s Screen Actors Guild nominees, click beyond the jump!
Soap fans were thrilled when Oprah Winfrey’s network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, announced that it would be airing a summer soap opera fling in which the first 40 episodes of the online soaps “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” would broadcast over a 10 week period. And with the possibility of the network picking up both shows permanently if the ratings are high, a lot is on the line when it comes to those numbers! So just how did the sudsers perform?
“I heard you! You posted, you tweeted, you Facebook’d, and I listened and now they’re here!” exclaims Oprah Winfrey in a new promo released by The OnLine Network and OWN promoting the launch of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” which will have a summer fling with the cable network beginning Monday, July 15. “Pine Valley, Llanview, Victoria Lord, Adam Chandler, Angie and Jesse…ALL of your favorites. We’re having a summer fling with the soaps,” she continued.
As a result of OWN picking up the cable rights to the first 40 episodes of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” many wanted to know what that meant for “MORE,” the series that gives fans just that at the end of each week, or on Mondays now that it, along with “AMC” and “OLTL” will release new episodes Netflix style beginning Monday, July 1. Soap Opera Network has the answer.
Next week on all-new episodes of “All My Children,” which beginning Monday, July 1 will now be released on Mondays instead of the previously scheduled Mondays/Wednesdays, Jesse gets more than he bargained for when he comes face to face with Uri, JR tries to persuade Kyle and AJ/Miranda have a tender moment.
“For 2 years u posted, tweeted, Facebooked me..I heard you. Starting 7/15, we’re having a summer fling w/ the soaps!” read Oprah Winfrey‘s tweet to her more than 19 million Twitter followers shortly after news of OWN picking up both “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” for a limited engagement this summer. Both soaps begin airing Monday, July 15, for a Monday through Thursday run, with “AMC” airing in its old 1:00 PM ET timeslot and now PT as well, while “OLTL” will air at 3:00 PM ET/PT.
Oprah Winfrey has come through for soap fans after all! For a special summer soap opera event, the legendary daytime star’s network has acquired the rights to the first 40 episodes of The OnLine Network’s “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” both of which will air for an exclusive 10-week limited engagement.
Bummed you weren’t one of the lucky few who got a car from daytime legend Oprah Winfrey? Don’t be, because she’s giving the rest of us something pretty spectacular: “One Life to Live” actress Tika Sumpter (ex-Layla Williamson) in a new role!
If you thought Oprah Winfrey giving away cars was a big deal, wait until you see what CBS Daytime has in store for the week of April 22 through the 26, when “The Talk,” “The Price Is Right,” and “Let’s Make a Deal” participate in the network’s exciting Big Money Week!
To kick off the major moolah event, “The Price Is Right” host Drew Carey and “Let’s Make a Deal” host Wayne Brady are joining up for a live online chat on CBS.com, which will take place on Monday, April 22 at 2:00 PM, ET/11:00 AM, PT.