Soap News Roundup: Kimberlin Brown to AMC & More!

Daytime news roundup — Kimberlin Brown to AMC, OLTL casts father of the Ford Brothers and more!


Kimberlin Brown headed to Pine Valley

Soap vet Kimberlin Brown (Sheila, Y&R/B&B; Paige, OLTL; Rachel, PC) has been cast in the recurring role of the judge presiding over the murder trial in the death of Dr. David Hayward. Brown’s first airdate is October 18. Brown joins the recent additions of Lindsay Hartley and Jordi Vilasuso.

Bad Daddy Ford Cast on OLTL

After months who “will he or won’t he appear,” One Life to Live has finally cast the father of the hunky Ford brothers. John Wesley Shipp (Dawson’s Creek) has been cast as Eddie, the abusive father to Robert (David A. Gregory), James (Nic Robuck) and Nate (Lenny Platt). Shipp is expected to air early November. Shipp’s no stranger to daytime, having played Doug on As the World Turns from 1985-1986, and Kelly on Guiding Light from 1980-1984.

Bree Williamson’s Bouncing Baby Boy!

One Life to Live star Bree Williamson and husband Michael Roberts welcomes their son McGreggor Edward Roberts into the world on September 21.

B&B’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood’s Final Destination

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood will exit the The Bold and the Beautiful temporarily while filming a new movie. MacInnes Woods has a starring role in Final Destination 5, the latest film in the Final Destination franchise. Rounding out the cast is Nicholas D’Agosto (Hereos, Fired Up), Miles Fisher (Superhero Movie), Emma Bell (Bedford Diaries, Frozen), Tony Todd (Candyman) and Courtney B. Vance (Law & Order: Criminal Intent, FlashForward).

B&B’s spokesperson says the role will not be recast due to pre-taping and will return to the set in December.

Big Brother 12 Camoes on B&B

Big Brother 12’s Brendon Villegas & Rachel Reilly (aka Brenchel) will make a cameo on B&B’s October 25 & October 26 episodes. Reilly will play a waitress (shocking!) and Villegas a bartender. BB11’s Jeff Schroeder & Jordan Lloyd made an appearance last fall.

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