Guiding Light star Jeff Branson is heading to The Young and the Restless. The actor reportedly inked a deal with the show for one year, according to reports. This latest casting move reunites the Daytime Emmy winning Branson with his former GL co-stars John Driscoll and Marcy Rylan along with fellow All My Children alums Eden Riegel, Elizabeth Hendrickson, Billy Miller and Stacy Haiduk.
Michael Fairman recently interviewed two of the internet's most buzzed about soap personalities, Crystal Chappell and Kim Turrisi about all things Venice. One of the things the chat reveals is that Daytime Emmy winner Jeff Branson will be joining the web series after all. The All My Children and Guiding Light hearttrob will be playing Gina's "nasty, sexy bastard" cousin! Okay...Crystal you SO have a title for a Venice spinoff featuring Branson's character—Nasty, Sexy Bastard!
Crystal Chappell: In regards to season two, we are going to see that Gina is going to start her healing process, and a lot of stuff is going to happen between she and the Colonel. We are going to discover some not so attractive things about Lara, and Ani is going to figure a few things out. There is a beautiful story being played by Galen and Gina, and then Van is coming back to town, who is Guya’s son. And…. he is a nasty sexy bastard!
(Later in interview)
Michael Fairman: Have you cast anybody? Can you let one out of the bag for us?
CC: Yup! Jeff Branson is coming on board as Van! So it will be Gina and Jeff and Galen, in a story, and that is going to be messy. READ MORE
On Dec. 5, one day after Crystal Chappell and Jessica Leccia reunite in the highly-anticipated web soap opera Venice, the sapphic supercouple will be on hand for uber event promoter Mike Gold's "So Long Springfield" event at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas!
"Our last event was in Atlanta on November 7 and it was flawless," says Gold. "The fans and actors had a great time and we have received overwhelmingly positive feedback." READ MORE
Fans came out in droves to the Hyatt Regency in Pittsburgh this weekend for the So Long Springfield event, saluting 72 years of The Guiding Light. Since the event was sold out, it was clear that it would be crowded, but I certainly wasn't prepared for the amount of people who turned out to say goodbye to something that they hold so close to their hearts. READ MORE
Seems like the gang over at Venice are playing a game of Red Rover. Soap Opera Digest is reporting Jeff Branson is out as Owen in Venice and now Days of our Lives screen gem Galen Gering has been tapped to take over the role. A few months ago, Daniel Cosgrove was slated to play the role in Crystal Chappell's web series, but had to pull out due to a scheduling conflict, resulting in Branson taking on the role.
Guiding Light fans on the West Coast will now have a chance to say "So Long Springfield" when the event makes a stop in Las Vegas. The hot Nevada destination will mark the third city on the tour that plays host to popular GL stars, following Pittsburgh and Atlanta. Appearances by twelve stars are scheduled for Saturday, December 5, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino for an afternoon and evening session. More details after the jump. READ MORE