HOLLYWOOD — “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” fans have had their prayers answered. The two former ABC soaps went back into production in late February. Prospect Park’s The Online Network is producing new 30-minute episodes for online viewing. Susan Lucci has not signed to return, but Darnell Williams, Debbi Morgan, Vincent Irizarry, Lindsey Hartley, Jordi Vilasuso, Jill Larson and Thorsten Kaye have. “One Life’s” Erika Slezak, Robin Strasser, Tuc Watkins, Robert S. Woods, Kassie DePaiva, Jerry VerDom, Florencia Lozano, Melissa Archer, Hillary B. Smith, Kelley Missal, Josh Kelly and Andrew Trischitta are returning. Both shows will stream on Hulu.com, starting this spring.
Also signed to the cast of “All My Children” is Rob Wilson. Talk about being in the right place at the right time. Wilson won the male model search on “The Price Is Right” and appeared for one week (the prize), after which fans demanded he be a regular model on the show. Rob will now have to be bi-coastal, taping AMC in Connecticut and “Price” in Hollywood, Calif. “Price” tapes at CBS, across the hall from “The Bold and The Beautiful,” and that’s where Rob was discovered and signed to two guest appearances, which aired March 4 and 5. He also guested on Betty White’s “Off Their Rockers” NBC show. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy!
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Now that George Clooney is done getting awards for producing “Argo,” he’s set to star in “Tomorrowland,” a Disney science-fiction film named after the park attraction of the same name. Former “House” star Hugh Laurie plays the bad guy. It’ll be out December 2014.
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Meryl Streep has just completed “August: Osage County” with Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Hobbit” and upcoming “Star Trek Into Darkness”), Ewan McGregor, Julia Roberts, Abigail Breslin, Dermot Melroney, Juliette Lewis, Chris Cooper and Sam Shepard. She’s now shooting “The Homesman” with Oscar winners Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank, and next will film the movie version of the Broadway hit “Into the Woods,” being directed by “Chicago” director Rob Marshall.
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Emmy-winning “Will & Grace” star Sean Hayes, recently on “Smash,” lent his voice to “Monster University” with John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Dave Foley (“NewsRadio”), Kelsey Grammer (“Frasier”), Frank Oz (the voice of Miss Piggy, among others), John Ratzenberger (“Cheers”) and “The Queen” herself, Helen Mirren. It will be out June 21. Hayes, who produces “Hot in Cleveland,” is now producing and starring in an untitled NBC pilot with Linda Lavin, best remembered for her series “Alice.” Lavin will play Hayes’ mother. If she thought Mel, her boss on “Alice,” was hard to get along with, wait’ll she tries to tell her son, the producer, what to do!
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