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Nashville Lands Full Season Order From ABC

Nashville has been singing the right notes for ABC, and now the soapy drama has been rewarded with a full season pick up, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Reportedly, Nashville has averaged six million viewers and a 2.1 rating in 18-49. However, sales of its songs have helped generate revenue.

Working to its benefit, Nashville has been able to tap ancillary revenue from downloads of the T Bone Burnett-produced music from the series.  READ MORE

Frank Grillo Cast as Villain in Next Captain America Flick

Former Guiding Light bad boy Frank Grillo has landed a juicy role in the upcoming Captain America sequel. Per Variety, Grillo has signed on to play Crossbones in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
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Who's Down for Some Girl Talk With Laura Wright?


General Hospital
’s Laura Wright is set to appear at the Second Annual New Jersey Women’s Expo on Saturday.  She will talk about her life and career in soaps, to be followed by a “meet and greet” with fans. READ MORE

Ron Raines Likens Newsies' Pulitzer to Guiding Light's Alan Spaulding

Since Guiding Light’s end, former soap star Ron Raines has continued to impress audiences with roles on the stage. He's currently playing ruthless mogul Joseph Pulitzer in the Broadway production of Newsies.

Theater Mania caught up with Raines and asked him whether he sees similarities between his GL role as Alan Spaulding and Pulitzer.

Did you see the similarities between Alan Spaulding and Joseph Pulitzer?

Yes, and I think I've brought a bit of the mean Alan to the role. To me, they're the same guys -- moguls who can manipulate and are controlling. Like Alan, Pulitzer is not stupid and he doesn't suffer fools gladly.

 

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E.J. Bonilla Cast as Mystery Man From Nolan’s Past on Revenge

Former Guiding Light star E.J. Bonilla (ex-Rafe) has signed up for a juicy role on one of primetime’s top soaps. According to TV Line, Bonilla has landed the role of a mystery man from Nolan’s (Gabriel Mann) past on Revenge.

The exact nature of the pair’s connection is unclear, but given the tech genius’ malleable sexuality it’s possible the mystery man is an ex-boyfriend. If so, that would add an interesting wrinkle to his current flirtation with his NolCorp colleague Padma (Dilshad Vadsaria).

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Ron Raines Takes the Stage in Newsies

Former Guiding Light star Ron Raines made his Newsies debut on October 10 in New York City. Raines, who plays Joseph Pulitzer in the play, received a Tony Award nomination for his portrayal of Benjamin Stone in the revival of Follies. See more photos of the opening night of Newsies after the jump! READ MORE