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    Tom Pelphrey a.k.a Jonathan Randall Staying or Going?

    Thursday, May 25 2006


    Tom Pelphrey (CBS)
    Tom Pelphrey who portrays Jonathan Randall will be remaining with Guiding Light even though his contract expires later this year. While it's great news for both the show and Tom, there is a stipulation, Pelphrey still might leave.

    Are you confused yet? It seems mixed messages are being sent, you are partly correct.

    Tom confirms that his stay in Springfield has been extended but executives have apparently asked that he remain mum about the deal. "I'm sticking around," Pelphrey confirmed backstage at this year's Daytime Emmys, though the actor declined to give specifics. "Where's the fun in that? I'm not supposed to talk about it. I truly love the people I work with, so that's why I want to stay."

    With his win at the Daytime Emmy's this year for Outstanding Younger Actor, that apparently did not come into play during negotiations as Pelphrey reached his deal with the show prior to the Emmy night.

    If it seems like a mixed message is being sent, you are probably at least partially corrected. Pelphrey confirms that his stay in Springfield has been extended, but show executives have apparently asked that he not offer any details about the deal reached by the two sides. With little detail about the terms of Pelphrey's contract, Internet boards are abuzz with rumor.

    With Pelphrey landing a role in the yet to be filmed motion picture "Spring Broke," which is slated for release in 2008, is likely a big part of the confusion with his contract. The movie focuses on 3 college students who go to Cancun for Spring Break only to run into troubling chain of events that ruin their vacation.

    So for now GL fans, sit back and relax, we'll have Jonathan for awhile longer.


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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by 19babygrl82 at Wednesday, November 01 2006 07:07 AM

    I am a very big fan and I am so to see you stick around... Cant wait to see more Jonathon

    Posted by 19babygrl82 at Wednesday, November 01 2006 07:07 AM

    I am a very big fan and I am so to see you stick around... Cant wait to see more Jonathon

    Posted by Krislyn at Thursday, November 02 2006 07:33 AM

    I can not believe Tom (Jonathan) might be leaving the show. He is one of the reason I watch the show so much.He brings so much passion and fire to his character that if another person would try to take his place Jonathan wouldn't be Jonathan anymore. Tom has put a high standard on this character that the writers would have a hard time finding some one to fill his shoes. So if the show needs to give him a rise then do so.Keep Tom (Jonathan) around for as long as he wants to be. A big fan of the show for know.

    Posted by queengrape at Thursday, November 02 2006 08:39 AM

    You rock, glad to know you will still be around!!!

    Posted by pussykat at Thursday, February 01 2007 02:01 PM

    Thank God! I love Jonathan. What a great actor.

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