It looks like the door is still wide open for his return to Guiding Light for another short stint.
We were wondering how long it would take for a show to scoop up Jeff Branson after he left All My Children. Now we know. Soap Opera Digest is reporting that Guiding Light has cast Branson as the new Shayne Lewis. It should be interesting to see what kind of dynamic Branson's Shayne has with Kim Zimmer's Reva in comparison to Tom Pelphrey's Jonathon.
Here's the Scoop! 09.11.08
Yesterday I dropped a RUMOR that Jax was gonna be a daddy. Will Carly be the mommy? RUMORS are saying that a CarJax reunion will happen, but one of them will be expecting a child first. Will Carly succeed in withdrawing her hubby's deposit? WIll Jax knock someone else up?
Scrubs Baby... as I've said, she's arriving on October 29th. What about the complications at birth? From what I can tell it's all still happening as the HIV portion of the storyline isn't getting as much attention as some would hope. Will the writer's be playing catch up? The LATEST is that the HIV component of Robin's pregnancy will be addressed during the delivery and after the birth. Remember, while the odds of the baby being HIV+ are low, it's still a very real possibility.
Baby Shower? RUMORS say Robin has a baby shower towards the end of September. READ MORE
Sources from the magazine reveal that Pelphrey would play Sonny and Olivia's son, the result of a long ago fling. Nothing has been confirmed right now, but I would keep my eyes on this story.
Join Daytime Confidential is wishing a very happy birthday to former Guiding Light star and Emmy-winner Tom Pelphrey. Pelphrey took the CBS soap and the entire industry by storm from his first scene on GL as the complicated Jonathan Randall, the long lost son of Reva Shayne (Kim Zimmer) and the late Prince Richard Winslow of San Cristobel.
Jonathan showed up in Springfield with a major chip on his shoulder in regards to the mother her felt abandoned him as a child. This belief, coupled with Jonathan's volatile upbringing at the hands of an abusive adopted father , caused Jonathan to seek out revenge against Reva and her family any way he knew how. He found the ultimate opportunity and ironically his greatest love in Reva's niece Tammy.
During these controversial and emotionally raw storylines, Pelphrey more than held his own with heavy weights like Kim Zimmer and Ron Raines (Alan). Pelphrey brought an energy back to Guiding Light that hadn't been experienced since the days of Michael Zaslow as Roger Thorpe. Here's hoping that this year will be bring about amazing triumphs both personally and professionally for the talented Pelprey.
Thanks Jammylove for the tip!
Our friend Nelson Branco just put up another article about his Emmy experience. The article features many quotes from a wide array of daytime's hottest stars. The starts discuss everything from their respective story lines to outside film projects. Head over to TV Guide Canada for all the backstage Emmy gossip.