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The Soap Scene: Adam Rodriguez signs to ‘Empire’

By TOBY GOLDSTEIN
Tribune Content Agency

ADAM RODRIGUEZ SIGNED TO “EMPIRE”: Actor Adam Rodriguez, best known for his lengthy stint as Eric Delko on “CSI: Miami,” will have a recurring role on Empire’s second season, set to premiere September 23. He’ll portray Laz Delgado, a concert promoter whose slick personality usually gets him what he wants. It’s possible that what he wants will include the very available Cookie, who may have several love interests in the show’s second season. Rodriguez most recently played Dr. Joey Chavez on season two of “The Night Shift.”

The latest departure from “Days of our Lives” is Brendan Michael Coughlin, who has played Will and Ben’s friend Tad Stevens, a recurring role, for six years.

For the 10th consecutive year, “Bold and Beautiful” has won the International TV Audience Award in the soap opera category. The annual event takes place in Monte Carlo.

When “The Fosters” begins the second half of its third season in 2016, Mariana’s twin brother Jesus will be back from boarding school, but wearing a new face. Noah Centineo will play the role as a series regular, taking over from Jake T. Austin, who opted to leave.

Anthony Geary was given an emotional sendoff by General Hospital’s cast and crew when he taped his final episode as Luke Spencer on June 23. His final appearance is expected to be around the end of July.

E-mail Toby Goldstein at nymodette@yahoo.com.

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