The question of who will play Richard Burton in Lifetime’s upcoming biopic Liz & Dick has finally been answered. According to Deadline, Trueblood star Grant Bowler has been cast in the pivotal role opposite of Lindsay Lohan, who portrays Elizabeth Taylor. Reportedly,
Bowler wowed them with his tape. “Grant will add gravitas to our couple and bring to life one of the greatest actors who has ever lived,” Thompson said.
The broadcast networks rolled out their new fall schedules and debuted the trailers they hope will get viewers excited about their upcoming new shows. Once again, a large number of current and former daytime stars appeared on the red carpet. Supernatural’s Jensen Ackels (ex-Eric Brady, Days of Our Lives) and Jared Padalecki (pictured above) appeared at The CW’s upfront presentation, along with a number of familiar faces to daytime viewers.
Another World alum Anne Heche (ex-Vicky, Another World) is returning to primetime this fall in the new NBC series Save Me, but she isn’t the only one. Former Passions star Justin Harltey, who starred in The CW’s Smallville, is returning to the netlet in the new medical drama Emily Owen, M.D.. Check out more photos of current and former daytime stars, as well as primetime soap stars, after the jump!
No. 10: Kate Howard/Connie Falconeri, General Hospital
Icy, fashion bible helmer Kate Howard (Megan Ward) wasn’t in town long before everyone figured out she was really round the way girl Connie Falconeri from Bensonhurst on General Hospital. Connie had changed her name and history decades earlier to forget about the old neighborhood and her childhood sweetheart Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard). The re-christened Kate did a great job keeping the past in the past, until she became involved with Sonny again as an adult. Unfortunately for Port Charles’ answer to Anna Wintour, no one informed her that dating the dimpled don meant you might need to invest more in bullet proof vests than the latest couture!
After being shot on her wedding day—and later finding out that Sonny had slept with his four-time ex-wife Carly (Laura Wright)—Kate ended things with the corrupt coffee importer. Flash forward to 2011, when Kate returned to Port Charles just in time to help a post-Brenda (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) Sonny pick up the pieces. READ MORE
Save Me, starring Another World alum Anne Heche (Jamey Giddens’ favorite Vicky Hudson and Marley Love!), was among the new shows NBC ordered for 2012-2013. In the supernatural comedy, Heche portrays Beth, who believes she is a prophet.
After a near-death experience (choking on a hero sandwich), Beth is revived only to realize she now has a direct line to God. Of course, her husband Tom is skeptical and dismissive - and his mistress is all but hostile that her lover's wife is now a prophet! But when inexplicable things begin to happen, everyone's beliefs are tested. Beth starts to say and do things that shock her family and entrance her friends, but she isn't going to be your typical "fire and brimstone" prophet. Let's just say if God had a desperate housewife as His mouthpiece, Beth would be it! She is the absolute last person on Earth who would be chosen. Then again, they say He works in mysterious ways. And this one is a real mystery!
One Life to Live’s Hillary B. Smith and former Another World star Paul Michael Valley (pictured with co-stars Lauren Ashley Carter and Michael Mastro above) took a bow on October 6, at the preview of Any Given Monday. 59E59 Theaters reveals Any Given Monday is a story about:
Lenny is a great guy - a good teacher, an excellent father and a loving husband. So when Lenny's wife leaves him for a smooth-talking lothario who builds Walmarts, his life is shattered. While Lenny consoles himself with pizza and Monday Night Football, his best friend Mick takes matters into his own hands...
Now Lenny must decide what he will stand up for and who he will stand up to. How far is too far to get back to happily-ever-after?
One Life to Live’s Robert S. Woods (pictured above with Linda Dano and his wife Loyita Chapel) was among the honorees at the HeartShare Human Services of New York Spring Gala on March 24 in New York City. A number of Woods’ OLTL co-stars, as well as familiar faces from All My Children, Another World and As the World Turns, turned out for the event. HeartShare provides a wide variety of assistance to individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. It also provides counseling, after school programs and assistance for foster care and adoptive families affected by HIV/AIDS.
See more photos from the event after the jump!