OLTL's Kassie DePaiva's Facebook Status: "It's Good to be Blair!!! Love Both my Todds!"




One Life to Live's Kassie DePaiva just sent the interwebs into a frenzy with the following Facebook update:

It's good to be Blair!!! Love both my Todds!

Now, a quick look at DePaiva's earlier posts reveals she had been reminiscing via You Tube, posting old Todd and Blair clips from when Roger Howarth was in the part. Could it simply have been a cyber stroll down memory's lane, or was Soap Opera Network  on to something when they reported setsiders had informed them that Howarth was "returning to the ABC soap in the near future" and would be seen onscreen as "early as December or January"?

Soap Opera Digest columnist Carolyn Hinsey all but debunked the rumor, when she answered back with this on her Facebook page to readers asking about SON's story last month: 

“Seriously, stop with the Howarth misinformation here please. He is not coming back to OLTL. Case closed.

And now, not to leave Hinsey out on a ledge by her lonesome. I too checked with my moles who said SON's story was bunk, and that Howarth had turned the show down, however One Life to Live was desperately hoping he would change his mind. So, yeah, what IS the deal with Howarth?! All I gotta say is whatever goes down, Trevor St. John better STAY Todd! Also, if Howarth does make it back on set in time to wipe snowflakes off Blair's nose, then I will lead a blog post with "SOAP OPERA NETWORK GOT IT RIGHT BITCHES!"  and have Luke put it at the top of the page for one full day.


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Didn't they just have a meeting about what they can and can't say on their internet accounts? Either way, stuff that makes you go hmmm and Frank will not be pleased 'bout dis.

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I have a feeling they may not mind this one particular rumor since its generated so much buzz.

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Is this Roger Howarth confirmation?? Sounds like an odd thing to say unless it's really true...I like TSJ as Todd too, so as far as I'm concerned, this is double the pleasure.

I'll start watching OLTL again when RH returns. Surely this will mean more airtime and perhaps even a storyline for Susan Haskell/Marty!

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Just spoke to Kassie — it's You Tube clips!

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Suuuure it is. Maybe he's not officially coming back yet, but OLTL is definitely trying to psych people up.

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Games! Games!

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Jon Hensley told me he's coming back, but I didn't quote him directly because of the topsy turvy info. Even though it was on the record. Come on, if Vanessa will return, Roger will! Heard they were close to deal earlier but Roger asked for too much money, so ABC said SCREW OFF! He'll recant.

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Roger Howarth, I am sooooo happy!!!!!!!! Get back to OLTL asap!

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I've been told all along it was bunk, but Kassie's facebook page made me wonder if hell, my peeps didn't know what they were talking about! LOL Roger is the new Vanessa Marcil.
 

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Kassie better NOT be playing Reindeer games! *LOL* TSJ is the man but Roger OWNED OLTL when he was there.

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She Could Have Just Been Talking About The Two actors and RH is Not Returning and Im sorry but in a medium where vets have to take 60% paycuts, RH has no Business askin for top dollar

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No, Rodger's gone, no coming back.
I loved his serious but funny Todd side but Todd is now St John and his Todd had completed the Todd circle of life.
We need to get Buddy to stay as COLE and WITH STARR.

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Im sorry but if OLTL brings back RH as Todd and screws over TSJ in anyway I won't watch anymore.. as far as I'm concerned he IS todd.. I'm not opposed to RH being on as a Todd twin though..I mean, twins run in families right lol

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TSJ is ok as Todd, I guess. But if Roger comes back, he has to be THE Todd. They can't bring him on as anyone else IMO. What would be the point? and When has that ever really worked?

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Trevor St. John has done a MAGNIFICENT job as Todd Manning, and as far as I'm concerned, it's now HIS role. As I have said before, with VERY few exceptions (such as Rebecca Budig/ the "real Greenlee" on AMC), I don't like it when people VOLUNTARILY leave shows and then try to slink back in a few years later after ANOTHER perfectly capable actor has come in and made the role his or her own. Finders keepers, losers weepers...

I like Roger Howarth, but I don't think he should get a free ride to just push Trevor out of the way and pick up where he left off........

I will be HIGHLY upset if Trevor is thrown overboard just to accommodate Roger.

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This would be a dream come true if RH comes back. Making them twins would be the best logical choice!IMO

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TSJ is going nowhere. Even if RH comes back as Todd, it doesn't mean TSJ's out of a job. Plus there's always the possibility TSJ will continue as Todd and RH will play a new character.

Look at Days of Our Lives. Drake Hogestyn was the "real" Roman til the original Roman, Wayne Northrop, came back and reclaimed the role. However, Drake was even more popular as John Black than Wayne ever was as Roman. So RH coming back should not be seen as a bad thing for TSJ fans.

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It doesn't matter to me if RH plays Todd or another character....he had just better sport that creepy-ass scar!!!

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So in the end Drake didn't last as Roman either. And neither, by the way, did Wayne, the original. Josh Taylor is playing Roman now, even though Josh had played Chris Kositchek on Days in the 80's. Wayne Northrop later came back and played Dr. Alex North in 2003 or 2004. At one point all three actors who played Roman were in a storyline together.

I just read what I wrote above and even I find it mind-boggling..LOL... God, only on soaps!!!!! Smile

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I'm just saying that the original Roman didn't end up as popular as the guy who replaced him. So TSJ fans should take comfort in that.

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I'd like to see them explain how TSJ's Todd was able to have flashbacks of his original rape of Marty if he's not the real Todd.

Of course, in soapland anything is possible, but it would have to be some kind of lame explanation like they weren't flashbacks, just his imagination of a younger version of himself doing something that awful. And that in itself would make him some kind of a sick individual when you think about it.

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^^ TSJ's Todd could have had RH's Todd's memories implanted inside him through hypnosis or brainwashing. I'd also suggest a microchip in his head, but that might be too "Days"-ish for OLTL.

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Or maybe, if they were to turn out to be twins, they'd be the kind of twins who shared memories and feelings of traumatic experiences.

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And didn't Tea do a DNA test of TSJ's Todd to prove that he is Dani's father?

I like RH but TSJ is Todd. RH left voluntarily. If he wants to return, then let it be as a twin and not the real Todd.

Team St. John!

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Don't identical twins have identical DNA?

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So if Roger Howarth comes back...let me ask some of you, isn't it going to be more hindering than helpful for the fledging show? Into the beginning of this year, "the powers that be" nipped several budding storylines that actually brought out the diversity that the show has championed off and on during it's 40 plus run. Yeah Roger Howarth comes back, in lieu of all the storyline shake ups from the last nine months, and I suspect the focus will dramatically reshift to him and be mostly about him, and Kassie and maybe Trevor? And I guess that's fine, because it seems a majority observe Roger Howarth as such a tour de force (though I think Trevor's work actually evolved the character). Is it possible given this popularity for Howarth that it will continue to prevent anymore frontburner storylines that involve Viki and Dorian, the veterans regulated to doing the things they are now? Roger Howarth's Todd Manning is known for having raped Marty Sayebrook. I swear, sometimes it feels like the character of Todd Manning overall has raped ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

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By the way Alistair..."Microchips in the head" are definately ONE LIFE's forte. In the 80's, they had a diabolical doctor named Ivan Kipling who surgically implanted microchips into the heads of Dr. Larry Wolek and Llanview's police chief Ed Hall in order to disable them in his scheme to kidnap Larry's wife Karen. So yeah, ONE LIFE has been there, done that Smile And if they do it again...then just bring Jack Betts (Dr. Ivan Kipling) back on...it would be fun to see him...and we are in the advanced technology era so maybe he could really do things to Llanview that Mitch Laurence couldn't with his electroshock.

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Llanview76, as one longtime fan to another, I'd like to ask when you feel OLTL began its downward slide? I feel that the show hit its peak with that storyline in the late 90's where much of Dorian's pysche was finally explained. The storyline involved her and her sisters discovering their insane mother was still alive and being taken care of by her equally insane nanny who tried to kill Dorian. Mel had something to do with her finding out, I seem to remember.

I think the storyline was criticized a lot at the time, but I LOVED it. It made me understand why Dorian related to Vicki's issues with her own father and why Dorian was so protective of the other Cramer women.

After that story played out,the show began sinking IMO.

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Big changes coming to OLTL. In front and behind the camera...

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Two Todds running around Llanview is going to be confusing for the OLTL fans. I Expect Fan Wars between each actor's fans is already started. Personally, I do not like the Twins idea.

Maybe one Todd is from Fringe's alternate Universe. Technically he would be Todd but just with enough differences so the fans could tell them apart.