EMERGENCY RECAST: Brandon Buddy to Be Replaced as One Life to Live’s Cole!

A bit of sad news for the Sole fans, according to sources the character of Cole Thornhart on One Life to Live, previously played by Brandon Buddy, is being recast. Reportedly Buddy was brought back and actually taped a day, but was unable to continue in the role.

"The show is just sick about having to recast," says a source. "They really wanted to give Kristen [Alderson] and Brandon's fans a satisfying end to their story."

No word on who the actor will be to finish out Cole's story arc.  

Update: Broadway actor Van Hughes has been cast as Cole Thornhart.  

BREAKING NEWS: Brandon Buddy OUT at OLTL! Yeah…This Time for Real

Starr-Crossed No More. Don't be surprised if you see Cole Thornhart heading out of Llanview soon. Sources say Brandon Buddy really is exiting the sudser. Word is, Buddy's tweet  in June about leaving One Life to Live was the real deal all along, however the brass "encouraged" him to recant the social networking slippage. You may remember, Buddy claimed a hacker broke into his account and posted that he was quitting his J-O-B. SPOILER ALERT: Look for Cole to exit alive, but not exactly well.

First Look: Nicholas Robuck as James Ford on OLTL

Here's a peek at James Ford (Nicholas Robuck), the newest hottie to hit Llanview. Apparently it's all in the jeans genes as both Ford men are positively yummy to look at. Will James be as big of a jerk as his older brother Robert Ford (David Gregory)? 

James comes to town as his brother is clinging to life in the ICU, but with a story of his own and it's not one of hearts and flowers. Like I said, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. James isn't in town for long before he needs to get away from a mystery man passing his picture around the hospital and besides his brother, one of his first encounters is with Starr (Kristen Alderson). Look for James to be a thorn in Cole Thornhart's (Brandon Buddy) side and for him to live up to the Ford Family image as James pulls Starr into his sticky situation.

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