B&B, Days, GH and Y&R Stars: Where are they now? Molly Burnett returns to CSI: Cyber, as Julie Berman becomes Casual series regular
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In this week’s column, Soaps.com is reporting new film and primetime gigs, a Netflix renewal, honoring an actress, a new swimwear line and more surrounding former “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Days of our Lives,” “General Hospital” and “The Young and the Restless” actors.
Linda Gray to be honored at American Cancer Society Desert Spirit XXVII Gala.
Linda Gray (“The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Priscilla Kelly, 2004 to 2005; “Dallas'” Sue Ellen Ewing, 1978 to 1991; 2012 to 2014) will be presented with the “Inspiration Award” at this year’s American Cancer Society Desert Spirit XXVII Gala. The actress lost her sister and parents to cancer and hopes to help save the lives of others by urging people to have early and regular screenings. The event will take place at the exclusive Dick Heckmann Estate in Rancho Mirage, California on Sunday April 3. A beer and wine tasting will kick off at 4:30 PM to include appetizers and entertainment. For reservations and more information call 1-760-568-2691 and press option 3. Vince Van Patten (“The Young and the Restless'” Christian Page, 2000) and his wife Eileen Davidson (“Y&R’s” Ashley Abbott; “Days of our Lives'” Kristen DiMera, on and off from 1993 to 2015; “Santa Barbara’s” Kelly Capwell, 1992 to 1993) will be honorary gala chairs and will accept “The Desert Spirit Humanitarian Award,” along with family, to honor Van Patten’s father, the late Dick Van Patten (“Eight is Enough”).
Sarah Buxton’s new swimwear line, Tutublue.
Sarah Buxton played “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” villainess Morgan DeWitt (1987 to 2005) as well as “Days of our Lives'” Crystal Galore (2004) and “Sunset Beach’s” Annie Douglas (1997 to 1999). Though the actress is in good health now, she was diagnosis with melanoma a few years back and has been working on a new swimwear line called Tutublue, which is made in the USA and offers UPF 50 protection via a one-piece fabric beach suit. Visit Tutublue to learn more about Buxton’s line, where you can purchase products and see the actress modeling suits in the video below.
Mace Coronel lends his voice in HBO’s Animals.
Remember Mace Coronel, the young actor who played RJ Forrester (2013 to 2014) on “The Bold and the Beautiful?” If you’re a fan of HBO’s new animated comedy series “Animals” keep an ear out, as Coronel will lend his voice as Aiden in two upcoming episodes. Tune in on Friday March 18 in the episode titled “Flies” and on Friday March 25 in the episode titled “The Squirrels: Part 1.” The series, which premiered in February and has already been picked up for season two, was created by Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano and surrounds the demoralized creatures of New York City, including lovelorn rats, gender-questioning pigeons and aging bed bugs and features different guests in each episode – all of which are filled with retroscripting, improvised dialogue based on specific plot outlines. Check your local listings for times in your area. Coronel also plays the role of Dicky Harper in Nickelodeon’s “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn” and shared his recent Doritos commercial:
— Mace Coronel (@MaceCoronel) February 5, 2016
Alisha Boe returns to CSI: Cyber.
“Days of our Lives'” Alisha Boe (Daphne, 2014 to 2015) will be returning to her “CSI: Cyber” role as Grace Clarke. Last seen on December 13, 2015, the former soap actress will turn up in the Wednesday March 2 episode titled “Python’s Revenge,” where the team works to decipher a series of elaborate code-like puzzles when notorious criminal, Python, returns to kidnap Avery’s (Patricia Arquette) surrogate daughter. Tune in to CBS at 10:00 PM. “General Hospital” alum Sean Blakemore (Shawn Butler, 2011 to 2015) currently recurs as FBI Director Silver and will appear in this episode as well.
Molly Burnett heads back to CSI: Cyber.
In another guest-starring return to “CSI: Cyber,” Molly Burnett (“Days of our Lives'” Melanie Jonas, on and off from 2008 to 2016) will reprise her role as Nina Moore. In CBS’ Sunday March 6 10:00 PM episode titled “5 Deadly Sins,” the Cyber team hunts down a vigilante who is murdering the biggest offenders of objectionable posts on social media sites. Burnett last appeared in the role on December 20, 2015. Former “GH” actor Shawn Butler appears in this episode as well.
John Stamos’ Fuller House renewed for season two.
Soaps.com has great news for fans of “General Hospital’s” John Stamos (Blackie Parrish, 1982 to 1984) and the reboot of Netflix’s “Fuller House!” Variety has learned that the series has been renewed for a second season. The show began streaming on Netflix on Friday February 26 and has been a popular staple on social media since Stamos confirmed the “Full House” reboot in April 2015. Candace Cameron Bure (D.J. Tanner-Fuller), Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie Tanner) and Andrea Barber (Kimmy Gibler) also star.
Julie Berman becomes Casual series regular.
Back in June 2015 Soaps.com announced details surrounding Julie Berman’s recurring Casual role. Fans of the Hulu comedy series and the former “General Hospital” actress (Lulu Spencer, 2005 to 2013) will be happy to know that Berman has been bumped up to a series regular for season two. Keep an eye out for more Leia during the thirteen-episode new season.
Tom Selleck returns for tenth Jesse Stone installment.
Tom Selleck (“The Young and the Restless'” Jed Andrews, 1974 to 1975), starred in his first Hallmark Movies and Mysteries “Jesse Stone” film “Jesse Stone: Stone Cold” back in 2005. Since then he’s appeared in nine sequels to the film and will return for a tenth to play the lead, Jesse Stone. Based on the detective novels written by Robert B. Parker, the films follow Paradise Police Department’s Chief Jesse Stone and his cases, as well as his struggle with alcohol and his ex-wife Jenn. As of yet the title has not been released but it’s expected to premiere sometime this year. In the meantime, you can still catch the past installments on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries and watch him playing Frank Reagan on CBS’ “Blue Bloods” Fridays at 10:00 PM. Longtime “Y&R” fans will remember Selleck’s Genoa City character as the married man Lorie Brooks had an affair with and later, upon learning Jed still loved his wife, helped reunite them.
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