Ambyr Childers

'We Are What We Are' Adds Ambyr Childers to Cast

All My Children grad Ambyr Childers has joined the cast of We Are What We Are, according to Deadline. Reportedly,  the thriller is “is based on the 2010 Mexican film and Cannes Film Festival entry Somo Lo Que Hay.”

Ex-All My Children Star Ambyr Childers Books High Profile Showtime Pilot

Former All My Children star Ambyr Childers (ex-Colby Chandler) has a new gig. According to The Hollywood Reporter she has signed on to Showtime’s pilot Ray Donovan. The show also cast Kerris Dorsey and Johnathon Schaech in the drama, starring Liev Schreiber.

In the family drama about a professional "fixer" for the rich and famous in Los Angeles -- the title character to be played by Salt's Schreiber -- Schaech (That Thing You Do) will play Sean Stevens, a major movie star with a mysterious connection to Ray's past. Dorsey (Brothers & Sisters, Moneyball) will play Ray'd daughter, Bridget, while Childers (All My Children) will play Ashley Rucker, a young star under Ray's protection.

Top 10 Most Improved of 2008

TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco has published his Most Improved Actors of 2008, naming the actors who he believes have improved dramatically in the first half of 2008.

In addition to the Most Improved Actors of 2008 Branco also  named his picks in his "Booster Club" categories including: Most Improved Soap, Most Improved Writers, Most Improved Love Story, Most Improved Network, Most Improved Magazine, Most Improved Direction, Most Improved Casting, Most Improved Producer, Most Improved Hair, Set Design, Lighting and Costume and Most Improved Opening.

So here is my question. If you were going to name your "Top 10 Most Improved Actors" so far in 2008 who would you name? I know several of Branco's picks would make my list.

All My Children: Ambry Childers Thanks Fans For Support

As we reported,  Ambyr Childers is leaving  All My Children as Colby Chandler. Now she's wrote a thank you to her fans for their support on her Official Blog.

Hello Everyone,

Due to other opportunities that have come quickly into my life, I will no longer be playing Colby Chandler on All My Children. This decision took heartfelt consideration and after weighing my options as an actress, the decision seemed to become more apparent to move on within my career. I could have not made it through my tenure at All My Children without the support and love of my fans and co-workers. It is because of you I remain an actress and I look forward to entertaining and working with you on new projects in the future.

Yours Truly,

Ambyr Childers

Childers Out As ALL My Children's Colby; Was A Recast Necessary?

It appears the rumors were true. SoapNet.com is reporting that cutie Ambyr Childers is out as All My Children's Colby Chandler. The role is being SORASed with 25-year-old daytime newcomer Brianne Moncrief assuming the part in order to ramp up the potential for a Colby/Frankie (Cornelius Smith Jr) pairing.

According to her bio, Moncrief is a performing arts grad from Fordham University and while I suppose its nice to see a daytime casting decision based on acting training as opposed to if someone can "strike a pose" and "give good face" (re: Madonna's "Vogue") I have to say I am not pleased to see the spunky Childers go. She has held her own with the brilliant David Canary (Adam/Stuart) for two years and this is the thanks she gets?

What do you think? Was it absolutely necessary to recast the role with an older actress to make a pairing with Frankie more acceptable or was Childers perfectly capable of playing out the storyline?

All My Children: Wishful Casting-Davetta Sherwood as Angie's Daughter Cassie

All My Children is reportedly casting Cassie the daughter Angie (Debbie Morgan) and Jacob (Darnell Williams) adopted on the Loving spinoff The City. Who would be better to take on the role than Young and the Restless alum Davetta Sherwood (ex-Lily)?

During Sherwood's brief run replacing Christel Khalil as Lily on Y&R, Sherwood proved that original doesn't always mean "real". Sherwood's take on Lily was street smart, sassy and realistic. It was easy to believe she was the daughter of Victoria Rowell's Dru. Many fans-including this one-cried foul when Khalil decided she wanted her old role back-after having left of her own accord-and Y&R booted Sherwood.

Can't you just see Sherwood in scenes with soap legends Morgan and Williams? She would also be a great romantic interest for Dre Woods (Sterling Sulieman) and a potential rival for Pine Valley teen queen Colby Chandler (Ambyr Childers).  Then if they could only get Marcy Walker back as Colby's mom and Jesse and Angie's worst nightmare Liza Colby, I might start watching AMC more regularly again, that is unless I see someone eating pancakes.