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ROWELL LAWSUIT TO MOVE AHEADVictoria Rowell’s (ex-Drucilla, Y&R) lawsuit against CBS and Sony, which she claims has prevented her from resuming her soap role, has taken another step forward in the legal system. The actress’s original complaint was stalled in November, 2015, but after an amended version was filed, a judge has ruled that the lawsuit can proceed. In the latest version, Rowell charges that when she expressed interest in a role on DAYS, also owned by Sony, her name was omitted from the audition list. Rowell played Drucilla from 1990 to 2000, then returned in 2002. She left on her own accord in 2007 but claims her desire to come back has been intentionally blocked, which she alleges is in response for advocating for more diversity in soaps.
Victoria Rowell to Appear on MANN & WIFE!(Pic) Victoria Rowell (ex-Drucilla, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) is getting a chance to show off her comedic chops in a new role!
The actress shared some photos from the set of Bounce TV’s MANN & WIFE, revealing that she'll be appearing on the sitcom that stars real-life couple Tamela and David Mann as newlyweds who blend their families together.
“OMG, laughed so much!” the actress tweeted. “Loved every second!”
MANN & WIFE’s second season finale aired earlier in June, so the third season in which Rowell is going to appear won’t air for a while. But we’ll keep you informed as more information regarding her role and when the episode will air is released.
David Hasselhoff and Ex Pamela Agree to Lower Spousal SupportDavid Hasselhoff can say goodbye to more than half of his $21,000-a-month alimony bill.
The actor and his ex-wife Pamela Bach have reached an agreement regarding his spousal support. According to the court documents obtained by PEOPLE, Hasselhoff will now pay Bach $10,000 a month in alimony, almost half of what he paid her previously.
The Baywatch actor filed legal documents in May to either completely cut off or significantly reduce spousal support to his ex-wife, whom he divorced after 16 years of marriage in 2006.
In his original filing, Hasselhoff claimed he's paid in excess of $2.3 million to his ex-wife since they divorced 10 years ago, not including the money he has spent supporting his daughters, who were teenagers at the time of the split.
"I am 63 years of age, and am at an age when I should be preparing for retirement and not having to continue working in order to pay [Bach's] support," Hasselhoff explained in the legal docs.
With Hasselhoff's reported gross income listed at $112,000, the actor will now have an extra $10,000 each month to put toward his retirement – should he choose to do so.
Y&R ALUM WELCOMES SONCongratulations to Scott Elrod (ex-Joe, Y&R), who announced the arrival of his first child, a son, on Instagram. “Easton Thomas Elrod blessed us yesterday at 7:17pm PST, weighing in at 7lbs 14 oz and 21 inch long. My @vanessa_vazart has just given me the greatest gift of all time… Can’t wait for a lifetime of adventure this little man is going to give us. #blessed.” To see a photo of the adorable newborn, click here.
Y&R Casting AlertY&R is seeking two actors for new roles. One is Lucinda, an African-American woman in her late 60s/early 70s who is looking to make peace with her past. The second is Ellis, an African-American man in his late 60s/early 70s who has drifted away from his family and is hoping to right the wrongs of the past. The duo is expected to start shooting in late July.
‘Too Close To Home’: Tyler Perry TLC Drama Series Sets Cast; Heather Locklear To Guest StarTLC has set the cast for its first scripted drama series, Too Close to Home, written, directed and produced by Tyler Perry. Production began this week at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, and the premiere is slated for later this summer.
Danielle Savre will star as Anna, while Heather Locklear and Matt Battaglia join as guest stars. Cast in other leading roles are Brock O’Hurn, Kelly Sullivan, Brad Benedict and Brooke Anne Smith. Series regulars include Alpha Trivette, Trisha Rae Stahl, Robert Craighead, Annie Thrash and Curran Walters. Ashley Love-Mills, Nick Ballard, Charles Justo, Christian Ochoa and Justin Gabriel are set in recurring roles.
The eight-part drama follows Anna (Savre), a young woman who escaped her working-class upbringing in Alabama to start fresh in Washington, D.C. After making national headlines in a major political scandal involving one of the nation’s most powerful players, she is forced to return to her roots and face a past she thought she’d left behind. Seeking help and forgiveness from the same people she abandoned for a “better” life, Anna finds herself right back where she worked so hard to escape. Locklear plays Katelyn, a smart, savvy and beautiful D.C. wife.
“We are thrilled with this dynamic cast for our first-ever scripted project on TLC,” said Nancy Daniels, the cable net’s president and GM. “Tyler Perry has proven time and time again that his characters are at the crux of great storytelling. Too Close to Home is yet another example of that, and we know our viewers will be enthralled with how this story unfolds.”
A six-time Golden Globe nominee, Locklear has had starring roles on such hit series as Spin City, Melrose Place, Dynasty and T.J. Hooker. She also starred in the HBO thriller Double Tap, the NBC movie Shattered Mind, ABC miniseries Texas Justice and most recently TNT’s Franklin & Bash. Her feature credits include The Perfect Man, Uptown Girls, and Looney Tunes: Back in Action. She is repped by APA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Fall TV First Impression: This Is Us(Trailer) THE SHOW | NBC’s This Is Us (premiering Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 10/9c, before moving to its regular 9 pm time slot starting Oct. 11)
THE COMPETITION | To start, CBS’ NCIS: New Orleans and ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; then CBS’ Bull (new), ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat/The Real O’Neals, Fox’s Scream Queens and The CW’s No Tomorrow (new).
THE CAST | Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes), Mandy Moore (Red Band Society), Justin Hartley (Mistresses), Chrissy Metz (American Horror Story), Sterling K. Brown (The People v. O.J. Simpson), Susan Kelechi Watson (The Blacklist), Chris Sullivan (The Knick) and Ron Cephas Jones (Mr. Robot).
THE SET-UP | Per NBC’s official synopsis, a group of people share the same birthday and “more than anyone would expect” as their “paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways.”
THE FIRST IMPRESSION | From Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love, TV’s Galavant) comes this heart-tugging toggling of vignettes of joy, angst and sorrow, as a disparate ensemble of individuals grapple with issues both personal and professional. Among the life events at hand: Ventimigilia’s Jack is struggling to get his wife’s obstetrician to share his optimism about a high-risk pregnancy; Hartley plays the disenfranchised star of a sophomoric sitcom; Metz’s Karen is battling both weight and romance issues; and Brown’s Randall has tracked down the man who abandoned him as a newborn.
At minimum, This Is Us is a terrific 42-minute indie film. Depending on what Episode 2 looks like in the wake of a significant end-of-pilot development, this could very well be TV’s next Parenthood, inviting you to celebrate the characters’ triumphs and sympathize with their setbacks, Kleenex-brand facial tissues always at the ready. This much is certain: Of all the pilots premiering this fall, this is one you will watch a second time.
THE TVLINE BOTTOM LINE | This is a tricky call, given how in the first weeks This Is Us will battle an NCIS before ultimately going up against Michael Weatherly’s Bull and a durable ABC sitcombo. In its favor, roughly a kabillion people have watched (and rewatched) the trailer on YouTube, so if a fraction of those lookie-loos stick around for the actual show, NBC could have a solid non-Chicago, non-Blacklist performer on its hands. (After all, Parenthood drew 8 million viewers and a 3.1 [!] rating when it debuted on a Tuesday at 10 pm, though wayyyyy back in 2010.)
Melissa Ordway Takes Her Daughter, Olivia, to Work at THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS(Pic) Melissa Ordway (Abby) brought a very special visitor to the set of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS!
“She’s young and restless… and missing a sock!” the actress posted to Instagram with a photo of her and Olivia at the stage door.
We’re sure Ordway’s Y&R family loved meeting her precious baby girl. She’s just as beautiful as her mommy, so she's certain to be a big star as well!
Longoria asks film grads to use Rita Moreno as guiding lightEva Longoria has some advice for the new graduates of the American Film Institute: Use Rita Moreno as a guiding light to use myriad points of view.
Longoria presented the legendary stage and screen actress with an honorary doctorate of fine arts Wednesday in Los Angeles.
"As you go on to write and direct and produce ... rise above caricature, as she does. Create complete and complicated characters, as she does," Longoria told the audience of students and their family members — including Denzel Washington, whose son was graduating. She stressed how important it was to her as a young Latina girl to see Moreno lighting up the big screen in "West Side Story."
Moreno took the podium with a little spin and a kick after the "America" song and dance scene from "West Side Story" played on the big screen behind her at the TCL Chinese Theatre.
"All I can figure is that the powers that be are giving me credit for 70 years of not giving up," Moreno said. "The trick is just to live for 84 years and wear them the hell down."
Moreno recalled her discouraging early days in Hollywood where she was called on by studios to play any and every ethnicity — and how she'd use the same accent for all. She called them "dusky maiden roles," and usually they would involve her character ending up devastated after being rebuffed by white men.
"I had to deliver lines to my white lover like, 'why you love Ula no more?'" Moreno said, referring to the 1955 film "Seven Cities of Gold."
And yet, Moreno said, that those directors and studios "could not succeed in drowning this Puerto Rican." She of course would rise above that early stereotyping, winning Emmys, a Grammy, Tony and Oscar.
Quentin Tarantino was also on hand to pick up an honorary doctorate, laughing about the fact that he never even graduated high school.
"I actually did try to enroll in AFI in the early 80s," he said. "I actually tried to get a job at Grauman's Chinese Theatre and that didn't work out either."
He urged the graduating students to use their work to contribute to the conversation "on race ... on culture ... on America ... on the world ... on politics."
"We need you," he said.
Soap Opera Actress Faces Felony Charges Stemming From Highway 154 Head-On CrashThe Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office announced on Tuesday that "One Life to Live" soap opera actress Jensen Buchanan will face felony charges stemming from a May 18 head-on crash on Highway 154.
Buchanan is charged with felony driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury, and felony driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or greater. District Attorney Joyce Dudley says Buchanan is also being charged with causing great bodily injury to Bradley Asolas.
Asolas is recovering at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and is listed in fair condition.
The formal complaint alleges Buchanan's blood alcohol level was over .15% at the time of the collision.
Y&R STAR WELCOMES SONGreg Rikaart (Kevin, Y&R) and husband, Rob Sudduth, shared on Instagram that they’ve welcomed a son. “We fight hate, fear, bigotry, homophobia and injustice in the world with love, intellect and enlightenment. In the truest and most pure definitions of the latter words, it is with full hearts that Rob and I take great pride in introducing our son, Montgomery Argo Rikaart-Sudduth. He was born in Roseville, CA at 5:01pm on 6/12/16. He is light and love and magic. Monte, Rob, myself and Marcela, our trooper of a surrogate, are all doing fantastic.” Congratulations to the happy family! For a picture of the couple and their son, click here.
Y&R’S COPPOLA MAKES STAND-UP DEBUTAlicia Coppola (Meredith, Y&R) will make her New York stand-up comedy debut at the famous Caroline’s on Broadway on Tuesday, June 14 at 7 p.m. “This might be an epic disaster or a surprising success,” the actress tells Digest. “Either way, it’s a two-drink minimum so you’ll be too tipsy to care!” For more information and to get tickets, click here, or call the box office at 212-757-4100 for reservations.
Knight Exits Y&RThe Young and the Restless‘ Michael E. Knight will exit his role of Dr. Simon Neville after a few more episodes, TV Guide Magazine‘s Michael Logan reports.
Greg Rikaart Teases Rebecca Budig on Twitter(Photo) Greg Rikaart (Kevin, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) and Rebecca Budig (Hayden, GENERAL HOSPITAL) are good friends who love teasing each other publicly on Twitter, but Rikaart took things to a new extreme with his recent post!
“It’s a shame that 45 years later, your fashion sense is still abysmal,” he wrote, admitting that Y&R castmate Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea) helped him dig up the embarrassing photo!
@gregrikaart: @RebeccaBudig, it's a shame that 45 yrslater, ur fashion sense is still abysmal. @MClaireEgan helped me w this one.
Egan apologized for aiding and abetting Rikaart, but simply couldn’t resist.
@MClaireEgan: I'm sorry @RebeccaBudig, i couldn't help myself??U gave us too much material.And by material I mean clothing material
Budig took it all in stride, naturally!
@RebeccaBudig: Um, that would make me 61, geniuses. What. You don't like the matching shoes? @gregrikaart @MClaireEgan
The whole exchange is hilarious, but if we were Rikaart, we’d be worried about how Budig is going to retaliate for this one!
Scott Reeves Reunites Blue County — See the Band Rehearsing!(Video) Scott Reeves is getting the band back together!
The actor, best known to soap fans from his stints as Ryan on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS and Steve on GENERAL HOSPITAL, is reuniting with good friend Aaron Benward to reform Blue County!
Reeves shared a video of the duo rehearsing in the backyard where he self-consciously takes off his glasses when the camera hits him and laments getting older!
Blue County Lives 2016 from Kenda Benward on Vimeo.
Blue County is playing a show tonight at The Listening Room Cafe in Nashville, TN, to kick off CMA Fest 2016, so if you’re in the area, you can click here for tickets!
Hopefully he’ll share more videos for those who can’t make the reunion show!
Jill Farren Phelps Replaced as EP of The Young and the RestlessThe latest recast at The Young and the Restless won’t have to be explained away by post-car-crash plastic surgery — it’s taken place behind the scenes. Jill Farren Phelps has been replaced as executive producer by EastEnders alum Mal Young, Soap Central reports.
A veteran of Santa Barbara, Guiding Light, Another World, One Life to Live and General Hospital, Phelps — a nine-time Daytime Emmy winner (for Y&R, General Hospital and Santa Barbara) — had been at the helm of Y&R since 2012. During her tenure, she won an additional Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Special for the top-rated soap’s stand-alone tribute to the late Jeanne Cooper, who had played Genoa City’s grand dame Katherine for four decades before passing away in 2013.
As the BBC’s controller of continuing drama series from 1997-2004, Young oversaw not only EastEnders but Doctor Who, Casualty and Doctors (which he co-created). He was brought in by Y&R as a supervising producer in January of this year.
No word yet on how (or if) the switch will affect Charles Pratt Jr., who’d EP’d Y&R alongside Phelps since early 2015. (He’s also currently the sudser’s headwriter.)
Eva Longoria Eyed to Star in BBC Miniseries Decline and FallFormer Wisteria Lane resident Eva Longoria is relocating to 1920s Wales.
The onetime Desperate Housewife is in negotiations to star alongside British comedian Jack Whitehall (Bad Education) in a small-screen adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s Decline and Fall, our sister site Deadline reports.
The three-part miniseries is described as a social satire that follows Paul Pennyfeather (Whitehall), a hard-partying man sent by Oxford to serve as headmaster at a boys’ private school in Wales. There, he meets a wealthy South American woman, Margot Beste-Chetwynde (Longoria), with whom he is instantly smitten.
The comedy, which is set to air in the UK on BBC Two, has not yet been acquired by a U.S. network or streaming service. Production begins in mid-July.
Longoria’s recent TV credits include NBC’s one-and-done Telenovela and a cameo in the Season 4 premiere of Lifetime’s Devious Maids.
Marisa Ramirez Welcomes Daughter Violet Rae(Photo) Marisa Ramirez is a mom!
The actress, 38, welcomed her first child, a daughter, on Sunday, May 29, she announced Monday on Twitter.
“She’s here!! Little Miss Violet Rae born on Sunday May29th!! She’s so happy and healthy and we are so in love!!!” the Blue Bloods star tweeted, along with a photo of her sleeping newborn.
A rep for Ramirez, who has played NYPD Detective Maria Baez on the hit show since its third season in 2013, confirmed her pregnancy news exclusively to PEOPLE in January.
“It gives me such a warm and fuzzy feeling knowing that my Blue Bloods family is there to help me transition into this new chapter of my life,” Ramirez said at the time, adding that costar Donnie Wahlberg “did a little happy” dance when her learned of her exciting news.
And while Ramirez didn’t find out she was having a girl at first, she couldn’t hold off for too long. By the time of her floral-heavy April baby shower in New York City — with guests including costars Bridget Moynahan and Abigail Hawk — the cat was already out of the bag.
“This was a complete surprise,” Ramirez told PEOPLE earlier this year about her pregnancy. “Some mornings I wake up and forget I’m pregnant! It just seems like it was meant to be — a happy surprise.”
Melissa Claire Egan Shares an Embarrassing Early Job — See the Awesome Video!(Video) Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) shared a real blast from the past — her very first TV commercial!
The actress posted a video of an ad for Surprise Shampoo and joked, “also a surprise I had a career after this!”
Friend Rebecca Budig (Hayden, GENERAL HOSPITAL), who played Greenlee opposite Egan’s Annie on ALL MY CHILDREN, responded, “This is everything. I may have to pull some out to top you. Not!”
While the product (shampoo with a prize inside for kids?!) might be a little odd, Egan is adorable in the commercial, and most importantly, her hair looks fabulous!
Life in Pieces Promotes ClementineLife just got really busy for Hunter King.
The Life in Pieces actress, who plays newlywed Clementine, has been promoted to series regular on the CBS comedy, Deadline reports.
As a result, King’s role on The Young and the Restless — for which she has earned four Daytime Emmy nominations and two wins — has been scaled back to recurring.
Devious Maids EP Explains the Origin of Eva Longoria's 'Mean' Desperate JokeThere are plenty of gasp-worthy moments in Monday’s Devious Maids season premiere (Lifetime, 9/8c), the first — and most meta — of which comes courtesy of special guest star Eva Longoria.
As revealed in promos for Season 4, Longoria appears as herself — she’s playing Flora, opposite Peri Westmore as Evelyn Powell, in the movie based on Marisol’s true-crime novel — and has these biting words for her co-star, “You are the meanest person I’ve ever met. And I worked on Desperate Housewives!”
Before you continue, take a minute to enjoy that moment in full: Video.
“[Creator] Marc Cherry pitched it,” executive producer Sabrina Wind tells TVLine. “I think it was just a fun way to showcase the pretend Eva Longoria that we have there. The real Eva is a delight, and this person she’s playing is sort of a faux version. We just thought, ‘Why not play off all the rumors and fun and scandal that we had for eight years on the air?’ And Eva is such a great comedian. She sells that whole opening scene like nobody’s business.”
But Longoria’s tongue-in-cheek jab at the ladies of Wisteria Lane isn’t the only reason that scene will go down as “one of [Wind’s] favorite days ever on set.”
“I loved seeing Mariana [Klaveno] playing Peri playing Evelyn,” Wind recalls. “It’s so spot on and so delightful. I actually taped it on my cell phone because we were going out with a few cast members that night, and for anyone who wasn’t on set that day, I wanted them to see how great Mariana was.”
Bonus scoop: This isn’t the only Housewives allusion in Monday’s premiere! A key moment between [someone] and [someone else] will remind die-hard fans of a particularly pivotal moment for Susan and Mike. (And, no, the allusion has nothing to do with Housewives alum James Denton guest-starring in the serious premiere, though he does.)
SOAP ALUM WELCOMES BABY BOYErin Chambers (ex-Melanie, Y&R; ex-Siobahn, GH) and her husband, Carson McKay, welcomed their first child, a son. “Carson and I welcomed Baby BOY McKay this evening, June 2nd at 7:15 pm,” the actress posted on Facebook. “He weighs 7 lbs, 4 oz and was 20.5” long. We are in love. And thinking he might be a red-head. Thank you all so much for your prayers, love and support!!!” Congrats to the happy family!
CBS DAYTIME ON A ROLL!“The Young and the Restless” Has Its Most-Watched Season Since 2008-09 and Largest May Sweep Audience Since 2010
CBS Daytime delivered its most-watched regular season (4.22m) since 2006-07 and most-watched May sweep (3.99m) since 2007.
Among the Network’s daytime lineup, THE TALK and LET’S MAKE A DEAL delivered their most-watched seasons and May sweeps ever; THE PRICE IS RIGHT 1 posted its most-watched season and May sweep in over a decade while THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS had its best season and May sweep in several years.
THE SEASON (MOST CURRENT):
THE TALK averaged 2.79 million viewers, +3% over last year and most-watched in its six-year history.
LET’S MAKE A DEAL 1 (3.20m, up +3%) and LET’S MAKE A DEAL 2 (3.67m, up +2%) were both record audiences for any season. LET’S MAKE A DEAL 1 matched its best women 25-54 (0.9) and women 18-49 (0.7) ratings.
THE PRICE IS RIGHT 1 averaged 5.09m, up +4% from last year and its most-watched season since 2001-02. THE PRICE IS RIGHT 2, daytime’s most-watched program, averaged 5.84m, up +3% from a year ago and most-watched since 2006-07.
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, daytime’s most-watched drama, averaged 5.27m, up +1% from a year ago and most-watched since 2008-09.
MAY SWEEP (LIVE + SAME DAY):
THE TALK averaged 2.79m, up +12% from last May and its most-watched May sweep ever. THE TALK also matched its best May women 18-49 rating (0.7, up +17% from a year ago).
LET’S MAKE A DEAL 1 (3.03m, up +3% from last May) and LET’S MAKE A DEAL 2 (3.44m, up +1%) had their most-watched May sweep ever and their highest women 18-49 ratings—LMAD 1 (0.7, up +17%) and LMAD 2 (0.8, up +14%).
THE PRICE IS RIGHT 1 (4.87m, up +8%) delivered its largest May sweep audience since 2003, while THE PRICE IS RIGHT 2 (5.59m, up +8%) had its most-watched May since 2004. Both editions notched their best women 25-54 ratings since 2013.
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (4.80m, up +2%) had its most-watched May since 2010.
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (3.77m) was up +2% in viewers from a year ago and most-watched May since 2008.
Eva Longoria Reveals Sister-In-Law Planned Her Wedding: 'I Didn't Have to Do Anything!'Eva Longoria Reveals Sister-In-Law Planned Her Wedding: 'I Didn't Have to Do Anything!'
Eva Longoria being a bridezilla could not be further from the truth. In fact, the newly-married actress had some major assistance in planning her wedding.
"I didn't have to do anything. There was no wedding planning, it planned itself," Longoria, 41, told PEOPLE at Thursday's premiere of Devious Maids, which she executive produces.
The Lowriders star and José "Pepe" Bastón tied the knot in Mexico on May 21, five months after he proposed during their Dubai vacation in December.
Longoria credits her sister-in-law Rosalia Baston for keeping the planning of her nuptials under the radar.
"Pepe's sister did it. She's an event planner in Mexico. We automatically used her and that's how we're kind of able to keep it quiet, because we kept it in the family. She really did everything," the newlywed said to PEOPLE.
The former Desperate Housewives star also explained that the wedding process was more stress-free than she anticipated. "I loved it because I was so busy. Plus when you have such a small amount of people, there's not a lot to worry about," Longoria shared. "I kept going like, 'Isn't there more I should be worried about?' and it was never the case."
Though she chose to have a destination wedding, the Texas-born bride wanted to make sure there were some "American" touches to her big day.
"We had my dear friend Troy Williams who's a wedding planner here to kind of put the American touch on it because, if not, we're going to be having dinner at 11!" Longoria said. "I'm like 'Troy, please help Americanize a little bit, cause I'm Mexican American.' So, Troy did that and helped out on that side."
This is the third marriage for Longoria, who was previously married to actor Tyler Christopher and NBA star Tony Parker. Baston has three children from his previous marriage to actress Natalia Esperón.
Michael Roark Joins the Cast of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!Michael Roark (Travis, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) is doing a little moonlighting on The CW’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!
The actor, who currently plays Victoria’s newest love interest on Y&R, is joining the cast of the CW fantasy drama as Kyle Johnson for its fourth and final season.
The new season of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST began last night at 9 p.m. ET, so be sure to tune in every week!
Ashley Jones Welcomes Son Hayden Joel(Pic1, Pic2) Ashley Jones is a mom!
The former star of The Bold and the Beautiful gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday, May 24, she confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.
Born at 7:06 p.m., son Hayden Joel Henricks weighed 7 lbs., 9 oz. and measured 21 inches long. He joins big brother Huck, 4, husband Joel Henricks‘ son from a previous relationship.
“Holding our first child the minute he arrived was the most mesmerizing, perfect moment,” Jones tells PEOPLE. “Everyone says it, but they say it for a reason: my heart bursts with joy and love. I feel this deep need to protect.”
It took a bit of time to decide on a name for their newborn, Jones admits.
“Hayden was referred to as Baby Henricks the first two days until we finally named him. We were waiting to meet and hold our son before we committed to a name,” the General Hospital actress explains.
“We had friends and family texting name ideas for months. But it all came together in the hospital. Joel’s middle name is his father’s name. It’s a tradition that’s been passed on in Joel’s family that we wanted to continue, hence Hayden Joel.”
Hayden is the first child together for Jones and her husband, who shared in March they were expecting in an exclusive announcement to PEOPLE.
“I wouldn’t trade any of it. I feel like I’ve won the lottery,” Jones, 39, wrote in her PEOPLE.com pregnancy blog in May.
And so does her husband. Henricks told Jones the pinnacle of his life was watching his firstborn, Huck, meet his new brother. Huck was gentle and immediately went to get one of his favorite toys to show Hayden.
Jones celebrated her son’s impending arrival with a safari-themed high-tea baby shower in April, thrown by her good friends Kaley Cuoco and Marisa Coughlan. The guest list included moms-to-be Lacey Chabert and Ali Fedotowsky, as well as new moms Haylie Duff and Amy Davidson.
Jones has also shared numerous photos on social media documenting her pregnancy.
“Becoming a mother has been a lifelong dream of mine. It seems surreal that it’s now happening,” Jones told PEOPLE in March. “Although life as we know it will forever change, Joel and I can’t wait to meet this baby.”
Burgess Jenkins Reports That Wife Ashlee is Cancer-Free!Burgess Jenkins (ex-Billy, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) has announced that his wife, Ashlee, is now cancer-free!
After revealing in March that the real reason he left the soap was to be at his wife’s side through her battle, the actor tweeted over the weekend, “Six months ago with grace, faith, humor and unending strength, she put the gloves on and fought. Today, she’s cancer-free.”
@JessicaCollins: @BurgessJenkins This is wonderful news! Congratulations and much love to your amazing family.
@MClaireEgan: @BurgessJenkins wow. Thank God. So happy for you and your family??
Fans and friends were overjoyed by the news, and weren’t shy about sharing the love online!
It truly is blessed news, and our best wishes to Ashlee for continued good health!
HENDRICKSON BACK TO Y&R?Is Elizabeth Hendrickson (ex-Chloe) returning to Y&R? Daytime Confidential reports that the actress, last seen in October 2015, will be back "full-time and with a big storyline." A show spokesperson says, "No comment."
JASON THOMPSON WELCOMES SONJason Thompson (Billy, Y&R) and wife, Paloma, have welcomed their first child, a son. "Welcome to Earth Bowie. The sweetest smells and the most beautiful sounds. And a mother that is other worldly. @paloma,” he tweeted. Congratulations to the new family! See a pic of the adorable baby, click here.
Chrishell Stause Opens Up About Her Mischievous New Role On Y&R(cbs.com) Look out, Genoa City. There's a new wild child in town, and she's ready to stir up a little trouble!
Chrishell Stause makes her debut on The Young and the Restless on Wednesday, May 25 as Bethany Bryant, a fun-loving beauty who speaks her mind. In preparation for her big debut, CBS.com spoke with the actress about her new role and what it's like working with her best friend, Melissa Claire Egan, and her boyfriend, Justin Hartley. Read on for all the details!
How would you describe your character? Do you share any traits with her?
"I would describe her as very free. She's very live-in-the-moment. She enjoys being a bit of a troublemaker. I would say we all have those traits in us; it just depends on your mood, I suppose. It's super fun to play this character because there are similarities. I would like to think I'm not as much of a troublemaker, but it sure is fun to play one!"
What do you like about working in daytime?
"First of all, I would say the people ... A lot of these people I'm lucky enough to work with throughout the years in different shows and experiences, and I feel like it's in its own little community. It's been one of those things where you see certain people that you hadn't seen in a while, and who are just so grateful to be there and are so good at what they do. I feel like it's been like a little welcoming."
Did the strong fan response surprise you?
"I've gotta say, daytime fans are the best fans. Everyone always says that, and it's so true. It's one of those things where I couldn't wait for people to find out because I knew they would be excited, but [the response] always kind of exceeds your expectations. It just felt really warm and welcoming, and it just made the whole experience even more exciting."
What's been one of the best things about working on set at Y&R?
"Part of it is the people—working with Justin and Missy, that goes without saying, and so many people I've known for so long in the business, but I've never had the pleasure of working with. So, that's part of it. And, then, the other half of it, I would say, is because the character itself is so fun and cutesy, and it's just so fun to play a character that's kind of a loose cannon. So, it's half-and-half."
What's it like working with your best friend, Melissa Claire Egan, again?
"We've been best friends for so long, and it's one of those things where we really didn't miss a beat. It's kind of amazing to be like, 'Hey, what are you doing for lunch, where are we going?' That's been awesome. We haven't actually had a scene yet together, so fingers crossed that will happen, but even if not, it's just so amazing to have someone you not only love working with, but, she's like my sister at this point. I was in her wedding, so we just have such a long history with each other, and I can't even tell you how cool that is."
What was it like preparing for this role compared to roles you've played in the past?
"[Bethany's] gone through a lot, and you're trying to put that all together and understand why she would act the way she does. This one was a little easier to step into because she really is kind of 'what you see is what you get.' She'll tell you how she feels."
Is there anyone you've wanted to work with?
"The other day I worked with Jess Walton, who is obviously someone I grew up watching, so that was really exciting and really fun. She's such a fun character, too, so to be able to step in and work with someone who is truly iconic on this show was amazing. And, also, Jason Thompson ... We've known each other for so long, so it was really cool to work together."
Just how much drama will Bethany bring? Make sure to tune-in to The Young and the Restless to find out!
Alicia Coppola Joins ‘Cowgirl’s Story’Alicia Coppola has joined the cast of Cowgirl’s Story, a military family drama from actress-producer Bailee Madison. Coppola will play Lt. Helen Rhones, a helicopter pilot in Afghanistan and mom to Madison’s Dusty Rhodes. Written, directed and co-produced by Timothy Armstrong and inspired by Louisa May Alcott’s classic Little Women, Cowgirl’s Story tells the stories of high school cowgirls holding down the home front while their military parents are on duty in Afghanistan. Coppola is best known for her roles in Jericho and Teen Wolf. She’s repped by APA, Leslie Allan-Rice Management and attorney Dave Feldman.
Alicia Minshew Shares Amazing ALL MY CHILDREN Flashback Photo!(Photo) Alicia Minshew (Kendall) brought back a blast from the past when she posted a photo of her with her old ALL MY CHILDREN girlfriends!
“Going through old boxes of photos, and look what I found!” she wrote. “One of my favorite moments ever with Rebecca Budig (Greenlee; now Hayden, GENERAL HOSPITAL), Terri Ivens (Simone) and Amelia Heinle (Mia; now Victoria, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS)! Fusion girl slumber party!”
Budig responded on Twitter, “Such an incredible time of my life. I miss you girls!”
For AMC fans, this photo brings back fond memories of watching these actresses light up the screen together, but it’s also bittersweet knowing we’ll never see them in Pine Valley again.
Eva Longoria and José Antonio Bastón Are Married!Eva Longoria' and José Antonio Bastón have tied the knot in Mexico!
According to local reports, the couple got married in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, a lakeside town roughly 88 miles from Mexico City. According to previous reports, the couple hosted roughly 200 guests at a private residence and planned to finish off the big day with fireworks.
In photos posted by Al Rojo Vivo, a Telemundo news program, Longoria and Baston can be seen exchanging their vows in front of a giant white cross overlooking the lake. Longoria wears a strapless white gown with a long white veil.
Ahead of the ceremony, a source told PEOPLE that the star-studded guest list was expected to include David and Victoria Beckham, Penélope Cruz, Ricky Martin, Katy Perry, Mario Lopez, Prison Break alum Amaury Nolasco and Jane the Virgin's Jaime Camil.
The Desperate Housewives actress, 41, and her new husband, 47, first stepped out as a couple in November 2013. Bastón, president of Latin American media brand Televisa, proposed during a vacation in Dubai in December with a stunning ruby engagement ring.
Longoria, previously gushed to PEOPLE about Bastón.
"He was the most handsome man I'd ever seen. He was so charismatic, charming, sweet and funny. I thought, 'Who is this guy?!' " she said.
This is the third marriage for Longoria, who was previously married to actor Tyler Christopher and NBA star Tony Parker.
Luckinbill Produced Film Adds Jeff Bridges & Taylor KitschJeff Bridges and Taylor Kitsch joined the cast of the untitled firefighter pic financed by Black Label Media that already has Josh Brolin, Miles Teller and James Badge Dale attached. The film tells the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of firefighters who in 2013 lost 19 members while battling the Yarnell Hill Fire. Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy) is set to direct, and Ken Nolan developed the story. It’s produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Erik Howsam, Jeremy Steckler of Conde Nast Entertainment, Dawn Ostroff, Mike Menchel, Black Label Media’s Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill. Lionsgate will be distributing the film worldwide through its Summit Entertainment banner.
David Hasselhoff’s money situation is bleakDavid Hasselhoff‘s financial crisis continues.
The former “Baywatch” star can no longer afford the $21,000-per-month alimony payments to ex-wife Pamela Bach as he claims less than $4,000 to his name, according to TMZ. Hasselhoff, 63, who filed court documents last month to cut off the payments, has shelled out $2.3 million to his former spouse since their divorce in 2006.
Bach, 52, receives $252,000 per year from Hasselhoff, but the singer/actor only grosses $112,000 a month. Though Hasselhoff spends $66,000 of it, with living expenses, taxes and Bach’s payments, he has minimal funds to save. And while a court hearing has been set for the end of May, Hasselhoff isn’t sure if his current endeavors will be enough to salvage the payments.
Hasselhoff’s European tour was cut short due to poor ticket sales, and he’s reportedly unsure if his new reality show, “Hoff the Record,” will find the same success as his previous small-screen endeavors.
While the documents obtained by the website noted that Hasselhoff’s assets, including real estate, cars, jewelry and retirement savings, among others, total $1.79 million, the cash flow is drying up.
Though Bach’s team alleges that Hasselhoff’s net worth is more than $120 million, the newly engaged star has already nixed retirement plans to stay afloat.
“I am 63 years of age, and am at an age when I should be preparing for retirement and not having to continue working in order to pay [Bach’s] support,” Hasselhoff said in papers filed in April.
Though he is set to make an appearance in next year’s “Baywatch” reboot, it’s unclear if that paycheck will ease his stress. In addition to Bach’s payments, as well as his own expenses, Hasselhoff is responsible for daughters Hayley, 23, and TaylorAnn, 25, who live under his roof.
A rep for Hasselhoff did not immediately return our request for comment.
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Soap Actress Jensen Buchanan Arrested For Alleged DUI Crash That Injured Another DriverSANTA BARBARA (CBSLA.com) — Soap actress Jensen Buchanan, who most recently appeared in the recurring role of Judge Elise Moxley on CBS’s “The Young and the Restless,” has been arrested for an alleged DUI crash that left the other driver with injuries, the CHP said in a report.
Wednesday morning, around 6:20, Buchanan was reportedly driving her black 2016 Mercedes east on State Route 154, in Buelton, near Santa Barbara.
Officials said her vehicle drifted across a double yellow line and slammed into a white 2014 Ford C-Max which was going west.
Buchanan and the driver of the other vehicle were both taken to Cottage Hospital as a result of their injuries.
The CHP said her injuries were minor but that the 56-year-old Camarillo man in the Ford is being treated for “major injuries.” They did not specify the extent of his injuries.
Buchanan was later arrested for DUI.
The route was closed for nearly 20 minutes as a result of the crash, the CHP said.
Buchanan, now 53, made a name for herself in the daytime world in 1993 playing twins Vicky and Marley, a dual role also played formerly by Anne Heche.
She popularized other roles on “One Life to Live” (playing Sarah Gordon Buchanan, the same last name was just a coincidence) from 1987-90 and “General Hospital” (Melissa Bedford) from 2001-2202.
On “Y&R” she’s appeared a handful of times since November 2015 playing a judge who reveals a shocking conflict of interest in a case she was hearing — the fact she once had an adulterous affair with Victor Newman, the defendant’s grandfather back in the day. She last appeared about a month ago to reveal that revelation led to her marriage ending.
Soap Actress Arrested for Causing DUI Collision(edhat.com) May 18, 2016 2:12 p.m.
A soap opera actress was arrested for driving under the influence after causing a head-on traffic collision on Highway 154 Wednesday morning that left one man in critical condition.
California Highway Patrol released the names of the individuals involved in the traffic collision earlier today. Jensen Buchanan, 53 of Los Angeles, was driving on Highway 154 after 6:00 a.m. when her black 2016 Mercedes S550 crossed over the yellow lines and crashed head-on into another vehicle driven by a Camarillo man. He was then sent to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in critical condition. Buchanan was transported to the same hospital for minor injuries where she was arrested for a DUI.
Edhat subscribers are reporting that Buchanan is an actress known for several soap opera roles. According to wikipedia, she has previously starred in One Life to Live, Another World, General Hospital, and is currently starring in The Young and the Restless.
May 18, 2016 1:39 p.m.
Vehicle 1: Driver - Jensen Buchanan, 53 of Los Angeles, driving a 2016 Mercedes S550, suffered minor injuries transported to Cottage Hospital
Vehicle 2: Driver - Bradley Asolas, 56 of Camarillo, driving a 2014 Ford CMax, suffered major injuries transported to Cottage Hospital
On 5/18/16, at approximately 0619 hours, the driver of the black Mercedes S550 was traveling E/B on SR-154, west of Live Oak. The driver of the Mercedes allowed her vehicle to drift across the solid double yellow line, directly into the path of the Ford C-Max, which was traveling W/B in the W/B lane.
Both parties were transported by AMR to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, where the driver of the Mercedes was treated for minor injuries and the driver of the Ford was treated for major injuries. The driver of the Mercedes was arrested for DUI.
SR-154 was closed for approximately 17 minutes, as a result of this collision.
May 18, 2016 11:56 a.m.
A man is in critical condition after a head-on traffic collision on Highway 154 near the Live Oak Campground on Wednesday morning.
At 6:20 a.m., Santa Barbara County Firefighters responded with AMR ambulance and California Highway Patrol to Highway 154, just east of the Live Oak Campground entrance, to a two-vehicle head-on collision.
Captain Dave Zaniboni reports there was one person per vehicle and one required extrication. The male driver, approximately in his mid-50's, needed the Jaws of Life to be removed from the vehicle. He suffered major injuries and is reportedly in critical condition. The patient was transported to the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital via AMR ambulance.
The other driver, a female in her 50's, suffered minor injuries and was also transported to the hospital by ambulance.
Highway 154 was closed for a while this morning while CHP investigated the scene.
Sean Carrigan and Jared Breeze Have Fun Backstage at THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS!(Video) (Pic1, Pic2) On THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, Max is a seriously disturbed little boy, but in reality, portrayer Jared Breeze is a delight!
“Jared is awesome!” Sean Carrigan (Stitch) declared on Twitter, sharing an awesome photo clowning around on the Y&R set with Breeze and his younger brother, Devin!
Breeze shared a video with Carrigan on May 16, wishing his television dad a happy birthday and offering up a joke for the comedian to enjoy on his big day!
Carrigan and Breeze make a great father-son team, so hopefully Max can get the help he needs and the two can continue to share the screen on Y&R!
‘This Is Us’ Trailer Sets Viewership Record(Video) This Is Us (with Justin Hartley) is off to a hot start. The trailer for the new NBC dramedy series from Dan Fogelman and 20th TV is nearing 15 million views on Facebook a little over 48 hours after it was released. That shatters the record for most Facebook video views of a new-show trailer during the seven days of upfront week, posted by the CW’s Legends Of Tomorrow last year (4.1 million). The trailer for NBC’s high-profile new drama series Timeless, which was released at the same time as This Is Us, is at 4 million. Facebook native video was first introduced during the 2014 upfront.
With this speed, the trailer for This Is Us would cross the 20 million mark by end of day today or early tomorrow (you can watch it above). It also has amassed almost 2 million views on YouTube, in addition to those on NBC.com, which the network does not disclose.
This Is Us, which follows an ensemble, some of them sharing the same birthday, whose life stories intertwine in curious ways, is resonating with fans; there is a high level of shares and favorable reactions and comments.
Additionally, the viewership for the This is Us trailer keeps growing fast and has narrowed the gap with the trailer for Fox’s Prison Break event series, which is at 19 million views on Facebook. As can be expected for the revival of a popular show, the Prison Break trailer exploded when it was posted yesterday. For This Is Us, the traction seems to come from word of mouth as this is an original concept with no underlying property people would recognize, no high concept or special effects.
Telenovela Cancelled at NBCThat’s a wrap on Telenovela.
NBC has cancelled the Eva Longoria-starring comedy after one season, TVLine has confirmed.
The low-rated series featured the Desperate Housewives alumna as the star of a Spanish-language soap.
Dan Fogelman Dramedy ‘This Is Us’ Picked Up To Series By NBC(Trailer) Dan Fogelman’s This Is Us, one of the best received pilots on any network this season, has been picked up to series by NBC. It is produced by 20th TV. Written on spec by Neighbors and Galavant creator Fogelman, the dramedy project landed at NBC last fall in a bidding war, getting a straight pilot order with John Requa & Glenn Ficarra directing.
Fogelman is going two for two in his first season at 20th TV, with both of his hourlong pilots, This Is Us and Pitch at Fox, going to series.
Starring Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia and Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us follows an ensemble — some of them sharing the same birthday — whose life stories intertwine in curious ways.
Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan and Ron Cephas Jones co-star in This Is Us, executive produced by Fogelman, Jess Rosenthal, Charlie Gogolak, Requa and Ficarra.
Adrienne Frantz Had a Magical Mother's Day With Daughter Amelie!(Photo) Adrienne Frantz (ex-Amber, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL/THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) got the greatest gift from her five-month-old baby girl, Amelie!
“All I wanted for Mother’s Day was for my beautiful baby girl to say ‘Mama,’” the actress wrote on Instagram. “And at 10:48 p.m., she did!”
That’s a beautiful picture, and hopefully Amelie continues showing off her new talent so Frantz can capture it on video for her fans!
Eva Longoria Reveals Whether or Not Victoria Beckham Will Design Her Wedding DressEva Longoria may have gotten engaged to her longtime beau, Jose Antonio Baston, in December of last year, but she tells E! News that she's in no rush to walk down the aisle.
We caught up with the L'Oreal spokesperson, was in Cannes for the annual film festival, to find out how her wedding planning is coming along.
"We haven't even started to plan, we've kind of just been so busy and enjoying the engagement…we just got engaged!" Longoria told us.
"Everyone's asking us, but we're just enjoying the moment that we're in."
So maybe wedding planning hasn't begun, but has Longoria thought about her wedding dress at all? It appears not, and the bride-to-be hasn't even mentioned it to her designer pal (and fellow Cannes Film Festival attendee) Victoria Beckham.
"I haven't talked about the dress, to her or to anybody." Well, that settles that!
The brunette beauty also dished about becoming a stepmom to Baston's three children, telling us, "I love them, they're really a great gift to me."
The 41-year-old also gushed to us about her beauty secrets and her love for "serums and oils and facial oils."
"Lots of sleep and water and I find that when I'm working out a lot, my skin looks better," she shared.
"Just when you're all around releasing these endorphins and it kind of manifests in your face sometimes. And love…I tell people all the time, fall in love as much as you can because it's good for your skin!"
HOLIDAY SEQUEL ‘DOLLY PARTON’S CHRISTMAS OF MANY COLORS: CIRCLE OF LOVE’ SET FOR 2016 RETURNComing off the phenomenal performance of last year’s holiday special and looking to recapture the enthusiasm of the nearly 16 million viewers who tuned in, NBC is announcing the sequel “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.”
“Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” is the next chapter in the life of young Dolly Parton. The film delivers Christmas joy and peril as an unexpected blizzard threatens the Parton family, while at the same time Dolly’s father (and his kids) make sacrifices to raise enough money to finally buy his loving wife the wedding ring he could never afford to give her. Meanwhile, an important person in little Dolly’s life begins to see that her amazing voice and musical gift might just be made for something bigger than rural Tennessee.
The original cast will return for the sequel: Jennifer Nettles as Avie Lee Parton, Ricky Schroder as Robert Lee Parton, Gerald McRaney as Rev. Jake Owens and Alyvia Alyn Lind as young Dolly Parton. Other members of the cast, as well as a premiere date, will be announced in the coming months.
Stephen Herek, who directed the original film, is also back to direct the sequel.
“It’s no secret that everyone loves Dolly Parton and the response to our first movie was overwhelming, both in terms of the size of the audience and outpouring of love for a film with family values and faith,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “So it felt like a no-brainer to bring this talented cast back together and tell another compelling holiday story culled from Dolly’s own life growing up in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Her spirit and belief in God — and her music — will infuse this movie with the true spirit of Dolly Parton.”
“I was so overwhelmed and touched by how many people watched ‘Coat of Many Colors’ and their reaction to it,” Parton said. “The song ‘Coat of Many Colors,’ of course, has always been my favorite and has touched so many people through the years, especially me. It is a true story from a very special time in my childhood. I am so happy to share this story with the viewers and to say there is so much more to tell because mine truly has been a life of many colors. I hope the viewers will fall in love all over again.”
In L+7 results from Nielsen Media Research, the Dec. 10 telecast of “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” generated a 2.45 rating in adults 18-49 and 15.9 million viewers overall, making it the most-watched film on broadcast or cable in nearly seven years. The film’s increases from live plus same day to L+7 Nielsens are the largest L+7 time-shifted increase ever for a primetime movie on the broadcast networks.
“Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” is written by Pamela K. Long. She executive produces with Sam Haskell and Dolly Parton. The film is a production of Magnolia Hill Entertainment and Dixie Pixie Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
McKenna Grace Joins ‘How To Be A Latin Lover’Up-and-coming actress McKenna Grace has joined Lionsgate’s Pantelion comedy How to Be a Latin Lover. Directed by The State alum and Wet Hot American Summer co-star Ken Marino, the Bad Teacher-esque pic follows an aging Latin lover forced to return to live with his estranged sister and her young son after being dumped by his sugar mama. Grace is set to play Arden, the granddaughter of a very wealthy woman who bonds with her classmate Hugo. Written by Chris Spain and Jon Zack, How to Be a Latin Lover stars Eugenio Derbez, Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell, Raquel Welch and Rob Riggle.
Grace will next be seen in Independence Day: Resurgence actress, and has a starring role opposite Chris Evans and Octavia Spencer in Fox Searchlight’s Gifted, directed by Mark Webb. Other credits include Mr Church, which premiered during the Tribeca Film Festival. She’s repped by Perlman Management Group and Paradigm.
Jason Thompson Gave His Wife the Sweetest Mother's Day Card!(Photo) Jason Thompson (Billy, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) made his wife’s first Mother’s Day a very special one!
Although Paloma is still pregnant with their first child, Thompson gave her a beautiful card from their unborn baby thanking her for “letting me grow inside you” and “letting me kick you and elbow you” among other things. The lovely message concludes with, “I can already tell you are the best mom a baby could ask for. XO, Me!”
Such a sweet gesture from a man who is clearly going to be the best dad a baby could ask for!
Lachlan Buchanan Featured in Keith Urban's New Music Video!While watching the music video for Keith Urban’s new single, “Wasted Time,” THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS fans might notice a familiar face — Lachlan Buchanan (ex-Kyle)!
The actor appears as one of the teenage revelers enjoying the summertime as Urban sings his new hit from his upcoming album, Ripcord. “It was a great time,” Buchanan tweeted of his experience on the shoot. “Lovely bunch of people!”
You can check out Buchanan in the music video here.
“THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS” AND “THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL” POST GROWTH IN VIEWERS, WOMEN 25-54 AND WOMEN 18-49CBS’s two daytime dramas, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS and THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, both posted week-to-week growth in viewers, women 25-54 and women 18-49, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week of April 25.
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS was up +4% in viewers (4.88m from 4.70m), +7% in women 25-54 (1.5 from 1.4) and +11% in women 25-54 (1.0 from 0.9).
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL notched gains of +2% in viewers (3.83m from 3.75m), +8% in women 25-54 (1.4 from 1.3) and +13% in women 18-49 (0.9 from 0.8).
THE TALK was up +8% in viewers (2.98m from 2.76m), +11% in women 25-54 (1.0 from 0.9) and +17% in women 18-49 (0.7 from 0.6), best in each of these measures since the week of Feb. 19.
THE PRICE IS RIGHT and LET’S MAKE A DEAL also posted weekly growth in viewers.
Tammin Sursok Returning to PRETTY LITTLE LIARSTammin Sursok (ex-Colleen, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) has announced her return to PRETTY LITTLE LIARS!
Although her character, Jenna, hasn’t been seen on screen since Christmas of 2014, Sursok teased her Rosewood homecoming by tweeting out a photo of her script and her sunglasses, declaring, “She’s back, bitches!”
What brings Jenna back onto the canvas is still a mystery, although who knows how much the character has changed in the five years that passed in the middle of season six. You’ll have to tune in to find out!
JESSICA COLLINS MARRIED!After winning a Daytime Emmy Sunday night, and welcoming her first child, daughter Jemma, in January, Jessica Collins (ex-Avery, Y&R) has even more reason to celebrate: She and Michael Cooney tied the knot today. "Just when I thought the week couldn't get any better," she posted on Instagram. "#Mr&Mrs #Hitched." Congratulations to the happy couple!
Jessica Collins Shares Adorable Photo of her Girls!(Photo) Jessica Collins (ex-Avery, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) delighted fans with the wonderful photo she took of her two girls celebrating “Star Wars Day” on May 4!
Collins’ three-month-old daughter, Jemma, makes an adorable R2-D2, but her dog, Lucy, makes a hilarious Princess Leia!
Y&R’S SULLIVAN IN NEW MOVIEY&R's Sage may be gone from Genoa City, but her portrayer, Kelly Sullivan, has already landed her next project. The actress is now shooting a movie for Lifetime called THE STRANGER INSIDE, which also stars Sofia Milos (CSI: MIAMI) and David A. Gregory (ex-Robert Ford, OLTL). The air date for the thriller has yet to be announced.
Y&R STAR IS NEW MOMMelissa Ordway (Abby, Y&R) and her husband Justin Gaston (ex-Ben, DAYS) welcomed a daughter on April 30, the actress announced on Instagram. Ordway posted a photo of her new daughter along with the caption, "Every good and perfect gift is from above. We are overjoyed to announce the birth of our daughter, Olivia Christine Gaston. 4.30.2016” To see the photo, click here.
'L.A. Law' Star Corbin Bernsen Lists Mid-Century Pad For $1.5 Mill(Photos) Corbin Bernsen and his actress wife, Amanda Pays, clearly aren't nesters ... 'cause they're putting their Sherman Oaks home on the market less than a year after buying it.
Amanda and Corbin -- best known for "L.A. Law" and the 'Major League' movies -- bought the mid-century crib for $1.275 million in August, and are now listing it for $1.549 million with their realtor, Max Nelson.
The classically restored pad has 2,400 square feet in an open-floor concept ... featuring exposed beams and brick. The 3 bedroom, 4 bath house also has great vistas on the Valley.
David Hasselhoff engaged to longtime girlfriendThe Hoff is getting hitched!
David Hasselhoff is set to marry his much younger longtime girlfriend Hayley Roberts, a representative for the actor confirmed to Page Six on Tuesday.
“I had a saying, ‘You don’t get married because you want to live with someone, you get married because you can’t live without them.’ I felt that way,” he told Hello! Magazine, which apparently was on hand to witness the proposal. “I knew that I was really unhappy without her. I waited to propose because I thought I was too old for her.”
The former “Baywatch” star, 63, and Roberts, 36, have been together since a chance meeting in Wales five years ago while he was working as a judge on “Britain’s Got Talent.” This isn’t the first time the actor has popped the question during that time, but it’s the first time he meant it.
“I’ve asked her to marry me before but those times were for fun. This time, it was special and from my heart,” he explained.
The marriage will be Hasselhoff’s third. He has two daughters, Hayley, 23, and Taylor-Ann, 25, from the second.
He has been engaged in an alimony battle with ex Pamela Bach.
Kelly Sullivan Says Good-Bye to THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS — Read Her Heartfelt Message!Fans of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS were stunned by the shocking twist that wrote Kelly Sullivan off the soap when Sage perished in a tragic car crash after learning the truth about her baby. The actress took to social media to express her gratitude to the loyal viewers.
“RIP Sage,” she tweeted. “It was such an amazing run! Thank you to the fans for all your love and support. And thank you to my Y&R family.”
She also tweeted an emotional photo of herself hugging co-star Joshua Morrow (Nick) good-bye.
(Photo) @KellySullivanNY My buddy. @JoshuaMorrowYR Love you. #YR
@JoshuaMorrowYR: You were the best and am so proud of your work....consummate pro and I miss u every day..thanks 4 being you kid https://twitter.com/kellysullivanny/status/726206977995468800 …
Former castmates like Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea), Melissa Ordway (Abby) and Justin Hartley (Adam) also showered Sullivan with love and compliments as her final episode aired.
@MelissaOrdway: Can't say enough about @KellySullivanNY. You are so kind, funny, incredibly talented, beautiful... Love you!!! #YR
@MClaireEgan: Bravo to the beautiful,talented, hilarious&kind @KellySullivanNY on today's #YR episode & for all the eps before.You R amazing & I love you!
@Hartleyjustin: What a pleasure it was to work with @KellySullivanNY. Such a pro. Funny and really really good too. Hope to get that chance again.
Sullivan earned tons of fans with her portrayal of Kate/Connie on ABC’s GENERAL HOSPITAL and added even more with her work on Y&R. So we’re sure the talented actress will be moving on to bigger and better things — which we will naturally keep you informed of as they happen!
Y&R'S BRAEDEN TO RELEASE MEMOIREric Braeden (Victor, Y&R) will be releasing his memoir, titled I’ll Be Damned, next year. The biography, scheduled to be released on February 7, 2017 is available for pre-order on Amazon here.
THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS Puts Newcomer Chrishell Stause in a Place of Honor(Photo) Chrishell Stause (Bethany) may have just started at THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, but yesterday found herself in a very special place at the soap’s soundstage.
Guests and newcomers are usually given temporary dressing rooms, and yesterday, Stause was thrilled to be placed in 41C, the dressing room occupied by the late Jeanne Cooper (Katherine) during her 40 years on the show. “Feel honored to have this dressing room for today!” Stause shared.
Stause is scheduled to make her debut on Wednesday, May 25, but details surrounding her character are being kept under wraps, so you’ll have to stay tuned!
CBS RENEWS ITS ENTIRE DAYTIME LINEUP FOR THE 2016-2017 SEASONCBS, the #1 rated network in daytime for 29 years, has renewed its entire Daytime schedule for the 2016-2017 season. The lineup, nominated for an industry-leading 60 Daytime Emmy Awards collectively, includes LET’S MAKE A DEAL; THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, which received a two-year pickup; THE TALK; and THE PRICE IS RIGHT and THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, which both previously received multi-year pickups through the 2017 season. This season, CBS Daytime saw its viewers increase +2% over a year ago.
“Each year, CBS Daytime produces more than 1,000 episodes of programming – the most for any broadcast network – which is only possible due to the incredible passion of the industry’s best creative talent, both in front of and behind the camera,” said Angelica McDaniel, Executive Vice President, Daytime Programs and Syndicated Program Development, CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Distribution. “Our loyal audience has made CBS Daytime the #1 daily destination for millions of viewers and we thank them for contributing to this phenomenal success. Next year will be even bigger and bolder!”
LET'S MAKE A DEAL, with Daytime Emmy Award-nominated host Wayne Brady, will return for its eighth season. LET'S MAKE A DEAL 1 is averaging 3.33 million viewers, up +3% from last season while LET'S MAKE A DEAL 2 is averaging 3.72 million viewers, up +2%. Produced by FremantleMedia North America, the show is broadcast weekdays (check local listings) on the CBS Television Network. Mike Richards, Dan Funk and Jennifer Mullin are executive producers. LET'S MAKE A DEAL is currently nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Game Show and Outstanding Game Show Host.
The 44th season of THE PRICE IS RIGHT 1 is up +4% from a year ago with an average of 5.13 million viewers while THE PRICE IS RIGHT 2 is up +3% with an average of 5.88 million viewers. Daytime television’s most watched daytime program, hosted by Drew Carey and produced by FremantleMedia North America, the program is broadcast weekdays (11:00 AM-12:00 PM, ET/10:00-11:00 AM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Mike Richards and Jennifer Mullin are executive producers. THE PRICE IS RIGHT is currently nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Game Show.
The #1 daytime drama for 27 consecutive years, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, is averaging 5.28 million viewers, up +1% from last season. The series is broadcast weekdays (12:30-1:30 PM, ET/11:00 AM-12:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network and is produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company, in association with Sony Pictures Television. THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS is currently nominated for 27 Daytime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series.
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, which recently celebrated its 29th anniversary, is averaging 3.94 million viewers. The most-watched dramatic serial in the world, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL is a Bell-Phillip Television production, broadcast weekdays (1:30 PM-2:00 PM, ET/12:30-1:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL is currently nominated for 23 Daytime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series.
Currently in its sixth season, THE TALK is network television’s #1 daytime talk show, averaging 2.77 million viewers, up +2% from last year while remaining even in women 25-54 (1.0/06) and women 18-49 (0.7/05). Recently, the series won the 2016 People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Daytime TV Hosting Team” and the 2016 NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Talk Series.” THE TALK, hosted by Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood, broadcasts weekdays (2:00 PM, ET/1:00 PM, PT/CT). Produced by CBS Television Studios, the show was developed by Gilbert, who also serves as executive producer along with executive producer John Redmann. THE TALK is currently nominated for six Daytime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment and Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host.
This month, CBS Daytime announced the launch of NOT SAFE FOR DAYTIME, an edgy new series of digital videos on its YouTube channel that highlights and promotes CBS Daytime’s popular programs. The webisodes include inventive original skits, pop culture parodies and viral video spoofs, and feature stars from across the entire CBS Daytime lineup.
SOFIA PERNAS BACK AT Y&RSofia Pernas (Marisa, Y&R), who was taken off contract last March, then immediately landed a lead role on the pilot of the prime-time series, TRANSYLVANIA, is back shooting scenes on the soap. The actress tweeted a picture from the Genoa City Athletic Club set with Robert Adamson (Noah) and Alyvia Alyn Lind (Faith). While Pernas awaits for word if TRANSYLVANIA will be picked up, her first air date on Y&R is set for May 5.
FULL CAST FOR TWIN PEAKS REBOOT REVEALEDShowtime released the full cast list for its hotly anticipated TWIN PEAKS reboot, which features returning stars like Kyle McLachlan (Special Agent Dale Cooper), Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey), Ray Wise (Leland; Y&R's Ian), Sheryl Lee (Laura/Maddy), Madchen Amick (Shelly) and David Duchovny (Agent Dennis) and a host of new hires, including several with soap ties: Bailey Chase (ex-Chris, ATWT), Amanda Seyfried (ex-Joni, AMC); Matt Battaglia (ex-J.L., DAYS) and Nafessa Williams (ex-Deanna, OLTL). Other notable names include Eddie Vedder, Naomi Watts, Michael Cera and Ashley Judd. Click here to see full chart.
Eric Braeden Celebrates the Genius of Prince(Video) Who would have guessed that Eric Braeden (Victor, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) is a big fan of Prince?
Following the unexpected death of the music icon, social media was full of tributes to his music and talent, but one of the most unexpected came from Braeden, who tweeted a video of himself “celebrating a genius” by rocking out to Prince’s “Kiss” in his car!
Chrishell Stause Teased By Pal Melissa Claire Egan — See the Hilarious Video!(Video) Chrishell Stause has reported to work at THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS where she will be playing bad girl Bethany, and has run into some old friends on the soap’s set!
“Lots of friendly, familiar faces here at Y&R!” Stause posted with a hilarious video of new castmate Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea) giving her the brush off!
The two actresses are just playing for the cameras, of course, having been friends since their days on ALL MY CHILDREN where Stause played Amanda alongside Egan's Annie! We can’t wait to see these two on screen together again!
THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Texas Battle and THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Tatyana Ali Star in New Movie, 'Second Sight'Tatyana Ali (ex-Roxanne, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) and Texas Battle (ex-Marcus, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL) are co-starring in the new psychological thriller Second Sight!
The film, which premieres on TV One Saturday, April 23, at 8 p.m. ET, stars Ali as a woman haunted by psychic visions of a kidnapped girl. Realizing that they’re not figments of her imagination, she sets out to save the missing child.
“She’s a teacher, and one of the little girls in her school gets kidnapped,” Ali previews. “And her visions start again. It’s something she experienced when she was a child, and it starts up again and she has to deal with it.”
Battle plays Ali’s boyfriend, who doesn’t believe her abilities and visions could possibly be real. “He thinks it’s one of those things where it’s just maybe a bad dream,” the actor explains. “He wants to believe her, but at the same time…”
As their relationship is tested, the tension mounts and the quest to rescue the kidnapped child takes a dark and sinister turn. “There’s a twist!” Battle promises.
CBS DAYTIME LAUNCHES “NOT SAFE FOR DAYTIME”CBS Daytime announced today the launch of NOT SAFE FOR DAYTIME, an edgy new series of digital videos on its YouTube channel that highlights and promotes CBS Daytime’s popular programs. The webisodes will include inventive original skits, pop culture parodies and viral video spoofs, and feature stars from CBS Daytime’s #1 lineup, LET’S MAKE A DEAL, THE PRICE IS RIGHT, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL and THE TALK.
“CBS Daytime has one of the most passionate and loyal audiences in television, reaching 28 million viewers each week,” said Angelica McDaniel, Executive Vice President, Daytime Programs and Syndicated Program Development, CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Distribution. “We wanted to thank them by creating even more content, going behind the scenes of our series and showing a side of our talent that is, well, not safe for daytime TV! This is an irreverent, fun, ‘fresh’ way to bring CBS Daytime to our viewers everywhere at any time.”
New NOT SAFE FOR DAYTIME videos will be posted over the coming weeks to the CBS Daytime YouTube Channel. Following are examples of some of the videos:
Bold and Delicious: Actor Pierson Fodé of THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL spoofs sexy fast food burger commercials.
Draw My Life with Sharon Osbourne: Inspired by the YouTube viral videos for “Draw My Life,” THE TALK host tells her entertaining life story while humorous drawings illustrate her narrative.
Whisper Challenge with Steve Burton & Joshua Morrow: Inspired by popular video challenges featured on YouTube, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS actors whisper fun phrases to one another while wearing noise cancelling headphones.
Priceline with Sheryl Underwood & George Gray: THE TALK host tries to cut in line at THE PRICE IS RIGHT, but find out what happens when Underwood runs into the show’s announcer, George Gray.
#LMAD: Behind the Deal: Announcer Jonathan Mangum of LET’S MAKE A DEAL pitches game ideas to his favorite Zonk characters, The Donkey, Gorilla and Turtle, that could put them out of work.
CBS Daytime has been #1 in the day-part for 29 consecutive years, featuring a balance of dramas, game shows and talk. The Network’s daytime lineup includes network television’s #1 daytime program and longest-running game show THE PRICE IS RIGHT, the #1 daytime drama THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, network television’s most-watched talk show THE TALK, as well as THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL and LET’S MAKE A DEAL.
THE BAY MOVES TO AMAZON PRIMEAcclaimed web soap THE BAY is moving to Amazon Prime this summer! 28 episode will be re-released on Amazon Prime as two 14-episode seasons, featuring a new beginning in this "Director's Cut." States Gregori J. Martin, THE BAY's creator, writer, and executive producer, "We’re excited to bring to the viewers these remastered episodes with never before seen footage. The show will have a new starting point, and we hope the viewers will binge watch the series to learn the whole story."
In May, THE BAY will resume production on six new episodes comprising the second half of the latter season. Martin teases that Nicolas Coster's Jack will take an A Christmas Carol-esque journey featuring Carolyn Hennesy (Diane, GH) as Jack's late ex-wife, Brandon Beemer (Shawn, DAYS) as a younger John, Jensen Buchanan (Elise, Y&R) as a younger Melody and Marisa Tait (ex-Becky, B&B) as a younger Katherine. Elsewhere, Sara's (Mary Beth Evans) prison misery will continue, and Pete (Kristos Andrews) will face new dilemmas as he conspires to free his imprisoned mother while dealing with the news of Janice's (Lilly Melgar) brutal rape.
For more information, check out www.thebaytheseries.com.
Michael Graziadei Previews His Role on STITCHERSMichael Graziadei (ex-Daniel, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) is guest-starring on the sci-fi drama STITCHERS as a cocky filmmaker!
On the series, a young woman is “stitched” into the memories of the dead to investigate crimes, and in the upcoming episode, “Midnight Stitcher,” she discovers that the victim was brainwashed to kill Graziadei's Roman Bain.
“My character is an arrogant hipster director who is extremely reluctant to help the agents when they show up on his film set asking questions,” Graziadei tells Soaps In Depth.
However, the actor got along famously with the series stars. “I worked with Emma Ishta, Damon Dayoub and Salli Richardson-Whitfield,” he says, “all of whom were warm and welcoming to their show. Salli was a trip and we had a few laughs together.”
The episode is scheduled to air Tuesday, April 19, at 10 p.m. ET on Freeform.
Y&R ALUM MICHAEL MUHNEY IN BIKE ACCIDENT(Pic1, Pic2) Michael Muhney suffered a concussion and some nasty cuts and scrapes when he was in an accident in a bike race on April 9. "At least now I can donate my brain to NFL research," he joked on Twitter. He added, "A little stiff & sore now, but doing well considering I hit the asphalt at 32mph! Thanks 4 the good vibes!"
Ricky Paull Goldin Hosts New Reality Series SAVE OUR SHED(Video Sneak Peek) Daytime vet Ricky Paull Goldin has an exciting new gig with The Design Network’s new series SAVE OUR SHED!
The actor — best known as GUIDING LIGHT’s Gus and ALL MY CHILDREN’s Jake among his many soap credits — is teaming up with Michael Murray as the co-hosts of this new reality series that helps families turn their ugly storage sheds into something amazing in just 48 hours!
SAVE OUR SHED premieres Tuesday, April 12, on The Design Network, and you can watch it on their website by clicking here! But until then, check out this preview!
David Lago Stars in 'Superman: The Musical'David Lago (ex-Raul, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) is going to be flying high in his new role as The Man of Steel himself in a new production of Superman: The Musical!
The classic musical was originally produced on Broadway in the 60s and is written by the composers of Bye Bye Birdie. “It is a campy, silly, larger-than-life poke at the iconic Man of Steel,” Lago tells Soaps In Depth. “I’m playing Clark Kent/Superman, originally played by Bob Holliday on Broadway.”
The show is directed by Kristopher Kyer, who Lago reveals was his very first acting coach when he started out at the age of 15. “He’s an acting acrobat,” the Y&R alum declares, “a musical theater genius and insanely fun to watch. It’s a full-circle sort of thing, working with him. Without his help, there is no way in hell I’d be able to do this. No way.”
Superman: The Musical is playing at the Grove Theatre in Upland, CA, from Friday, April 22, through Sunday, May 8. Click here for more information and tickets!
Billy Miller Opens Up About the Childhood Illness That Left Him Hospitalized for YearsJake and Spencer both received excellent care from Shriners Hospitals for Children on GENERAL HOSPITAL. But did you know that Billy Miller (Jason) saw more than his share of a children’s hospital back when he was a kid? The daytime hunk spent several years under the care of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children… and GH was there to help get him through it!
“I remember GH being on when I was laid up in the hospital, and even at home recuperating,” says Miller of his youthful days spent at the well-respected institution, adding that before the advent of cable, the viewing options were limited! “These days, there are choices. When I was a kid, we just got GH!”
That’s not the only way in which Jake’s hospital experience was different from Miller’s. Jake’s broken arm was repaired by implanting rods and if all goes well, it should heal rather quickly. Miller, in contrast, faced a more intense battle with a rare condition called tarsal coalition, which attacked the cartilage in his ankles.
Get the real-life story from Miller, who reflects on his time at both the real and fictional children's hospitals in the new ABC issue of Soaps In Depth, on sale now!
So Wild! Inside Ashley Jones’ Safari-Themed High Tea Baby Shower(Pic, Pic, Pic, Pic, Pic, Pic) When it comes to motherhood, Ashley Jones is already walking on the wild side.
The mom-to-be — who’s expecting a son with husband Joel Henricks in May — celebrated the upcoming arrival of their baby boy with a safari-themed high tea baby shower thrown by good friends Kaley Cuoco and Marisa Coughlan on Saturday.
Hosted by her girlfriends at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake, California, the baby bash brought together Jones’ friends and family, including moms-to-be Lacey Chabert and Ali Fedotowsky, new moms Amy Davidson and Haylie Duff, and The Guncles, Bill Horn and Scout Masterson.
“When I arrived, I saw sweet Kaley and almost started crying. It was a safari paradise,” Jones, who wore a dress from Seraphine maternity, tells PEOPLE exclusively.
Seasoned party planner Cuoco (she also hosted Davidson’s baby shower!) worked with Lauren Tatum Events to set the scene with people dressed up in elaborate costumes and body art as a zebra and giraffe, who then roamed the grounds and could be seen pretending to eat leaves in the distance as guests enjoyed their afternoon tea.
“In another life, Kaley must have been a party planner. She adds whimsical details to her parties that are unforgettable and thrilling,” says the former The Bold and the Beautiful star. “Sitting at high tea and watching fabulous acrobatic artists on stilts as safari animals is surreal. I felt like I had been transplanted to South Africa!”
Guests were also treated to live music courtesy a jazz quartet and were gifted with a pair of Rothy’s flats, a nod to Jones’ “seamless transition” into motherhood.
As the afternoon winded down, Jones, who’s currently appearing on General Hospital, was joined by Henricks and his 3½-year-old son Huck.
“Huck was able to see a bit of the festivities,” says Jones. “He loved the animal theme and has a whole bevy of new creatures to play with in his room now.”
She continues, “This was one of the most memorable days of my life. Rarely am I at a loss for words, but seeing so many people you love in one room supporting the next step of your life is overwhelming. Kaley and Marisa really surprised me. They kept all the details about the day a secret, which made it even more special. I’m still in shock, but full of gratitude.”
And while Jones, 39, was thrilled to have her family join her for her special day, she admits the circle of support extended beyond the shower.
“My mom and her two sisters came out to attend the shower, but also ended up helping with the nursery,” she shares. “There’s nothing like having a village of women supporting you.”
Wilson Bethel, Dougray Scott Cast In ‘Harley And The Davidsons’ For Discovery ChannelWilson Bethel has been cast in the role of Ray Weishaar in its upcoming miniseries Harley and the Davidsons. Weishaar was the member of the Harley-Davidson “Wrecking Crew,” who helped popularize the slang term “hog” in reference to Harley, taking victory laps with the team’s pig mascot.
Dougray Scott has been cast to play Randall James, CEO of Indian Motorcycles, Harley’s chief competitor, in the miniseries premiering September 5.
Bethel has starred in The CW’s Hart of Dixie the past four years. Last summer, he starred in ABC’s Astronaut Wives Club and recently wrapped filming the pilot Infamous for A&E.
Scott recently finished shooting AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead; credits include Mission: Impossible.
The actors will join a cast that includes Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones), Robert Aramayo (Game of Thrones), Bug Hall (The Little Rascals) Stephen Rider (Daredevil), Jessica Camacho (Sleepy Hollow), Daniel Coonan (EastEnders), Annie Read (Awkward), Gabe Luna (Matador), Alex Shaffer (Win Win) and newcomers Essa O’Shea and Sean Scully.
From Raw Television, the three two-hour episodes of Harley and the Davidsons dramatizes the launch of the Harley-Davidson brand in 1903 by Milwaukee friends William Harley and Arthur Davidson.
THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS Stars Celebrate Their Daytime Emmy Nominations!(Photo) The cast and crew of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS gathered to honor the soap’s 43rd anniversary, but also to celebrate the 27 Daytime Emmy Award nominations they received that day!
“It’s wonderful for all of our nominees and the show,” Y&R executive producer Jill Farren Phelps told Soaps In Depth. “I always say the day you get the nominations is the best day. It’s a talented group of people.”
Steve Burton (Dylan) was celebrating his sixth Emmy nod, this time in the Supporting Actor category. “It never gets old!” he enthused. “I’m very grateful. It’s awesome to be recognized by your peers. It’s a lot of fun.”
“I feel very humble and proud to be a part of this show,” declared Outstanding Lead Actor nominee Justin Hartley (Adam). “The big thing is the show is nominated. If the show wins, everybody wins, which is great. That’s what I’m really excited about, to be honest with you — the show’s nomination.”
“Nothing feels better than to be recognized by your peers, for whom you have great respect,” expressed Lauralee Bell (Christine). “The topper was getting the news from someone I trust and love, Martha Byrne (Lily, AS THE WORLD TURNS), watching the New York broadcast!”
Lead Actor nominee Christian LeBlanc (Michael) revealed that many of the actors were actually filming a very sad scene when the nominations were announced, and once they learned the news it was hard to go back to work!
“I’m excited,” LeBlanc cheered. “Life is hard — why would you skip the fun part? It’s one of the times in this industry where we get to pat each other on the back. Win, lose, or draw, you get with likeminded people and celebrate!”
HGTV Slate Includes New Series From Monica PotterThe Monica Potter Project (working title)
Premieres in August
The Monica Potter Project (w.t.) stars actress Monica Potter as she joins her sisters back home in Cleveland, Ohio to buy and restore their childhood home. Together the sisters and their feisty mom tackle a massive renovation of the house, which has remained virtually unchanged for three decades. Throughout the series, Monica and her family revisit old mementos and moments of forgotten history—and uncover more than they expected by coming home.
Y&R’S CHAPMAN SPEAKS OUTJudith Chapman (Gloria, Y&R) has taken to social media to join the chorus of viewers who are criticizing the revamping of the Chancellor mansion, which she declares has been changed “from a timeless vision of elegance, taste, love … to a gray lifeless, colorless institution”. Citing that she has “nothing to lose,” the actress, who hasn’t been seen in Genoa City for many months, further explains, “I am, merely, an observer… Who hears much… And can only shrug my shoulders.” To read Chapman’s entire post, click here.
‘Lawman’ star Peter Brown dies at 80Peter Brown (Charles Sanders, OLTL/Greg Peters, Days/Roger Forbes, Loving/Doctor, Generations, Robert, Y&R/Blake, B&B), who played Deputy Johnny McKay on 1960s TV Western “Lawman,” died March 21 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was 80.
Brown played McKay on ABC’s “Lawman” during the entire 1958-62 run of the series, which starred John Russell as Marshal Dan Troop. Brown was also a regular on NBC Western “Laredo,” playing Chad Cooper during the series’ 1965-67 run. This story of the Texas Ranger starred Neville Brand as Reese Bennett.
Brown also guested on a number of other TV Westerns, including “Maverick,” “Cheyenne” and “The Virginian.” On the big screen during the period he appeared in Disney’s Hayley Mills musical “Summer Magic” (1963), surfing movie “Ride the Wild Surf” (1964) and Ann-Margret vehicle “Kitten With a Whip” (1964).
During the 1970s while continuing his TV career, Brown played the villain in the 1974 blaxploitation classic “Foxy Brown,” starred with William Smith in “Piranha” (1972) and starred in the horror-thriller “Act of Vengeance” (1974). He appeared in 1982 prison picture “The Concrete Jungle,” starring Jill St. John, and Fred Williamson’s “The Messenger” (1986).
Brown did quite a bit of work on daytime soaps, recurring during the 1970s on “Days of Our Lives” as Dr. Greg Peters, on “The Young and the Restless” from 1989-1991 as Robert Laurence and on “The Bold and the Beautiful” in 1991-1992 as Blake Hayes.
He was a steady presence on television as a guest actor on series including “The Bob Newhart Show,” “Wonder Woman,” “Magnum, P.I.,” “Dallas,” “Knight Rider,” “Baywatch” and “Wings.”
Brown made his last screen appearance in 2005 in the feature Western “Hell to Pay.”
Born Pierre Lind de Lappe in New York City, the actor and his family moved West when he was young. While in the Army, he got into acting when he organized a theater group on base in Alaska to occupy his spare time. After his discharge he studied acting at UCLA.
Brown is survived by fifth wife Kerstin, whom he met in 2008. Other survivors include his children Joshua, Matt and Christi and three grandchildren.
‘Young and the Restless’ star Kate Linder ‘times are tough’ nowTimes are rough for “The Young and the Restless” star Kate Linder. She told FOX411 it’s not easy to be in the industry these days, especially with all the violent movies being made.
“Times are rough now, and it’s hard when you go to the movies and go ‘What am I gonna see?’… ‘I don't want to see that; I don’t want to see people blowing each other up,’” she said.
Linder has starred on the CBS’ “Y&R” since 1982 and she is currently the third actress to earn a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame just from her soap opera days.
The Hollywood starlet wants to bring back the days when parents don’t have to worry about what their kids see on the big screen.
She told FOX411 at the Movieguide Awards that family-friendly programing begins with the studios.
“It all starts with the studios and the producers and if they say ‘No this is the film I want’,” she explained. “You look at these films—the independent features—you get so excited because these people have been trying to get these films done for years and then here they are up there getting an Oscar. It’s never, never, never give up! And I think that’s the most important thing, I think.”
Y&R’S ROBERT ADAMSON OFF CONTRACTHot on the heels of the news that Y&R's Sofia Pernas (Marisa) has been taken off contract and Lachlan Buchanan (Kyle) has been let go, comes word from Daytime Confidential that Robert Adamson (Noah) has been placed on recurring status. Adamson started playing Nick and Sharon's firstborn in 2012.
Y&R CASTS NEW ROLE(Photo) Michael Roark has been cast in the recurring role of Travis, a mysterious stranger who sets his eye on someone in Genoa City. The recurring role begins on April 29. Roark’s credits include BEAUTY AND THE BEST, FINDING CARTER, GREY’S ANATOMY and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES.
LACHLAN BUCHANAN OFF Y&RKyle hasn’t been seen in Genoa City for months (the character has been working in New York), and his portrayer, Lachlan Buchanan has confirmed via Twitter that he is leaving the show. "Last day in #genoacity #YR,” he tweeted and included a selfie with Hunter King (Summer). The post has been deleted.
Sofia Pernas Joins CW Pilot ‘Transylvania’ In RecastingThe Young & the Restless‘ Sofia Pernas has been cast as a regular opposite Laura Brent in The CW genre-themed drama pilot Transylvania. She replaces Amrita Acharia who was originally cast in the role.
It’s been a whirlwind 48 hours for Pernas. On Monday, she was let go early from her Young & the Restless contract due to budgetary reasons. Twenty four hours later, she had auditioned, tested, and booked the role in Transylvania, and today, she got on a plane to go to the pilot shoot.
Written by Hugh Sterbakov and directed by Jason Ensler, Transylvania is set in 1880 and centers on Victoria (Brent), a headstrong young woman in search of her missing father who ventures from NYC to Transylvania where she teams up with a wrongfully disgraced Scotland Yard Detective, and together they witness the births of the most famous monsters and villains in history. Pernas will play Coriander, an exotic gypsy, the leader of the matriarchal Szgany clan that runs the fleshpots of the Old City — the haunted spot where Vlad the Impaler once killed thousands of their tribe.
Morocco-born Pernas is repped by Ryan Daly at Zero Gravity Management, and Innovative Artists.
Tracey Bregman's BF Claims Her Son Wants to Kill Me"The Young and the Restless" star Tracey Bregman is in the middle of an intense legal battle between her son and boyfriend ... and the bf says he's scared for his life.
According to legal docs obtained by TMZ ... Bregman's boyfriend, Brian Landow, got a restraining order against her 19-year-old son, Landon. Brian says Landon pulled a gun on him and has threatened to kill him multiple times -- this is all because he and Tracey have tried to put an end to Landon's out-of-control partying.
In fact, according to Brian ... Landon hates him so much, the teen hatched a plan straight out of a soap script to sabotage mom's relationship -- hiding panties in Brian's car and dumping cocaine in his coffee.
The two are set to go to court later this month.
BURGESS JENKINS REVEALS REAL REASON BEHIND Y&R EXITIn his hometown newspaper, the Winston-Salem Journal, Burgess Jenkins reveals that he left the role of Y&R's Billy late last year because his wife, Ashlee, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Jenkins, who was traveling back-and-forth from the West Coast, where Y&R films, to the East Coast, where his family lives, explained, "Continuing to travel back-and-forth ... every week would have made it impossible for me to take care of her." Jenkins reports that his wife is doing well. "At this point, however, we know that she is going to be OK,” he said, “just in for a long and grueling battle with chemotherapy and radiation. Which stinks, but it’s a real blessing just knowing when we wake up in the morning that she’s not fighting for her life.... It’s great to see her back to normal.” For the full story, click here.
Kelli Goss In CBS’ ‘Furst Born’Kelli Goss (The Young and the Restless) is set as a series regular opposite Katey Sagal and John Carroll Lynch in CBS comedy pilot Furst Born (aka untitled Butler/Hope/O’Shannon). Written by Dan O’Shannon, Robyn Butler and Dan Hope, the extended-family show is about a wife and mother who learns she was adopted and that her birth parents are a flamboyant but loving family of drag racers. Goss will play Brianna, the youngest of the three legitimate children of Wayne and Julie, who can add glitz and glitter to a public event just by showing up. The cast also includes Swoosie Kurtz and Brooke Elliott. Goss is repped by Global Artists Agency, Luber Roklin Entertainment and Jackoway Tyerman.
Charity Wakefield & Thad Luckinbill Cast In ABC’s Meaghan Oppenheimer PilotThe Player alumna Charity Wakefield and Thad Luckinbill (The Young and the Restless) have booked series-regular roles in ABC’s untitled Meaghan Oppenheimer drama pilot, executive produced by Reese Witherspoon.
Written by Oppenheimer, the project follows the personal and professional life of Gemma, a ruthless divorce attorney in Dallas, which begins to unravel when her emotionally damaged, love-addicted sister resurfaces, triggering self-destructive tendencies and exposing long-hidden family secrets. Wakefield will play Jules, Gemma’s younger sister. Described as manic, emotionally unstable, and lacking any trace of a filter, Jules is the epitome of loneliness gone wrong. Whereas her older sister Gemma has built up walls of icy protection around her, Jules is desperate for any bit of love she can get. Luckinbill is Oliver, Gemma’s trophy fiance, the preppy trust fund kid with classic good looks. He would be detestable if he weren’t such a nice guy.
Wakefield will next be seen in BBC 2’s six-part drama series Close To The Enemy and she previously recurred on Wolf Hall. Luckingbill is a partner in Black Label Media, the production company behind Sicario and Demolition. As an actor, he recently had guest appearances on Ballers, Criminal Minds and Major Crimes. Wakefield is repped by ICM Partners, Management 360 and Independent in the UK. Luckinbill is repped by Primary Wave and CESD.
Soap Super-Fan Yvette Nicole Brown to Guest on Young and the RestlessIf you wish it, they will call — Yvette Nicole Brown is proof of that.
The Community and Odd Couple actress will cross an item off her bucket list this week when she shoots a guest appearance on CBS’ The Young and the Restless, TVLine has learned exclusively.
“The people at CBS found out that I’m a freakin’ fangirl,” Brown explains. “And they were like, ‘Do you want to go to Genoa City?’ And I’m like, ‘Um, yeah.’ It was probably one of the most exciting calls I have ever received. The only thing that could equal it is if I were to get a call to be on Sesame Street.
“If Sesame Street ever calls,” she adds, “just go on and tell the Lord I’m comin’ home.”
On Y&R, Brown will play a reporter in scenes with Peter Bergman (Jack), Gina Tognoni (Phyllis), and Jason Thompson (Billy). “All I know is something is happening with Jack, Billy and Phyllis that’s a big deal,” she shares, “and I’m reporting on it.”
Brown’s episode is slated to air on Monday, April 4, which, coincidentally, is just three days before The Odd Couple kicks off its second season; the sitcom returns Thursday, April 7 at 8:30/7:30c, replacing Life in Pieces.
CHRIS MCKENNA TO B&B!(Pic) Looks like Chris McKenna has found a new soap home on B&B. The actor, who played Y&R’s Detective Harding last year, tweeted a photo of himself outside of the CBS Studios with the following caption, "First day of work on a new gig. I could swear I've been here before. #YR #BB @BandB_CBS #AcrossTheHall.”
'Nashville,' soap opera stars team up for new Franklin restaurantJonathan Jackson, star of the ABC drama "Nashville," has joined forces with actor Steve Burton, best known for his stint on "General Hospital" (which also featured Jackson), to open a new restaurant in Franklin.
According to the restaurant's Facebook page, work on Jack and Jameson's Smokehouse is underway at 509 Hillsboro Road.
Owners Jackson and Burton have been friends for more than 15 years, and believe Jack and Jameson's (named for their sons, not the booze) is "the kind of family friendly, world-class restaurant and music venue Franklin needs."
Jack and Jameson's will feature burgers, barbecue and melts and looks to serve 15 to 20 local beers on tap. Weekends will bring live music (who knows, maybe Avery Barkley will make an appearance).
Michelle Stafford's New MovieMichelle Stafford fires up the screen with Tom Sizemore in the upcoming film Durant's Never Closes. The indie flick is set to premiere in January, but Soaps In Depth has your first look at Stafford and Sizemore facing off!
While Stafford can also be spotted in the Durant's Never Closes trailer, this (not safe for work without headphones!) clip offers a first look at the tension between Stafford's Suzie and Sizemore's Jack Durant, a notorious restaurateur and ladies man. "He was a mobster and this is the story of his life," previews Stafford, who plays Durant's ex-wife. "I come into it in the middle and we're just talking at the bar about our lives, with flashbacks."
As you can see in this clip, which is riddled with salty language, these are not flashbacks to happier times! The crime biopic looks at the legend of Durant and takes place over a single day in Durant's Steakhouse, which remains a Phoenix institution today.
Durant's Never Closes is set to premiere January 21 at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Phoenix. "I'm excited," says Stafford. "I shot it back in March, so I've seen my stuff in it, but I'm looking forward to sitting there with a bunch of people and watching it, for sure. It's a great story!"
The theatrical run will debut at Harkins Shea 14 in Scottsdale, AZ, on January 22, and will also play in select cities around the country. For more on Durant's Never Closes, visit http://www.runningwildfilms.com. And watch the dramatic clip here!
27 YEARS ON TOP! “THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS” CELEBRATES AN UNPRECEDENTED 27 CONSECUTIVE YEARS AS DAYTIME'S #1 DRAMAThis Just In…
…From CBS Entertainment
CBS'S THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS marks 1,405 consecutive weekly wins – a total of 27 years – as daytime’s #1 drama, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Dec. 11.
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, currently in its 42nd season, began its winning streak the week of Dec. 26, 1988.
“Spending a few seasons at number one is a remarkable achievement for any show in television today, but to accomplish 27 years at the top is truly Hall of Fame status,” said Angelica McDaniel, Head of CBS Daytime and Syndicated Development.
“This success is a testament to the incredible passion and hard work of the cast, staff and crew on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS led by Jill Farren Phelps and Charles Pratt, Jr., Sony Pictures, Bell Dramatic Serial Company and CBS Daytime. All of our efforts would mean nothing without the most dedicated fans in daytime who have made Genoa City their home, many for years. Congratulations to all involved for this success!”
For the week, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS averaged 4.79 million viewers (up +1% from last week), 1.7/11 in women 25-54 and 1.2/09 in women 18-49 (up +9%).
Season-to-date, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS is averaging 5.08m, second in daytime behind only CBS’s THE PRICE IS RIGHT 2, and is first among all daytime programs in women 25-54 (1.9/13) and women 18-49 (1.3/10).
In key women demographics, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS has been first in women 25-54 for 459 out of the last 461 weeks and first in women 18-49 in 453 of 457 weeks.
VICTORIA ROWELL CONTINUES WITH LEGAL ACTIONThough Victoria Rowell’s (ex-Drucilla, Y&R) lawsuit against CBS and Sony for not rehiring her on the soap was dismissed last month, the judge allowed a future filing under certain conditions. The actress has opted to pursue the matter further. "On my behalf, my counsel filed an amended complaint to strengthen and clarify my claims of retaliation and discrimination against Sony, CBS and other defendant,” shares Rowell in a statement to Digest. "We intend to vigorously prosecute these claims."
Melody Thomas Scott Shares Her Delicious Candied Yam Recipe(CBS.com) Family, friends, and lots of food—it's finally the holiday season!
This Thanksgiving, say goodbye to the stress of finding the perfect side dish, and say hello to the most perfect candied yams courtesy of a Y&R superstar. Melody Thomas Scott, who plays the sweet and supportive Nikki on The Young and the Restless, shared her go-to party dish that's guaranteed to satisfy everyone around the table.
Melody's Yams Richard
3 pounds canned yams
Preheat the oven to 350°.
Sharon Case's Roasted Vegetable Recipe Adds Color To The Table(CBS.com) From pies to warm family embraces, the holiday season is certainly sweet—and, while we're not ones to say no to another dessert, we like something healthy to balance out our meals.
If you're looking for a way to add some greens to your table this Thanksgiving without sacrificing big, savory flavor, you're in luck. Sharon Case, who plays Sharon Newman on The Young and the Restless, shared the perfect vegetable side that will leave even the biggest carnivores wanting more.
Sharon's Roasted Vegetable Recipe
4 medium carrots (3/4 pounds), peeled and sliced 1/4-inch thick on the bias
Preheat the oven to 425°.
Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia Justin Hartley, Lead Cast Of Dan Fogelman NBC PilotMandy Moore (Red Band Society), Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes), Justin Hartley (Smallville), Sterling Brown, and Ron Cephas Jones (Mr. Robot) are the first to be cast in Dan Fogelman’s pilot set at NBC. Written on spec by Fogelman, the untitled dramedy is made up of a unique ensemble of characters all born on the same day.
Moore, repped by Gersh and Untitled Entertainment, is Rebecca, the lovely wife and best friend to Jack (Ventimiglia). She’s on the verge of giving birth to their triplets, after having just moved into their new home in Pittsburg. Hartley, repped by Innovative Artists, is Kevin, a handsome and successful television actor with an underlining boredom in his ultimate bachelor life. Brown plays Randall, a sharply dressed corporate businessman and family man, based in New York. It’s a team effort to raise two young daughters with his wife Beth. Jones plays William, Randall’s biological father who abandoned him at a fire station soon after Randall was born.
Moore will next be seen in a starring role in Dimension Films’ 47 Meters Down, and was recently seen in Dermot Mulroney’s Love, Wedding, Marriage opposite Kellan Lutz and James Brolin. In addition to her role in Fox’s Red Band Society, her other credits include Disney’s Tangled, Christmas In Conway opposite Mary-Louise Parker and Andy Garcia, and a stint last year on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. She performed at the 2011 Academy Awards, singing the Oscar-nominated song from Tangled, “I See the Light,” alongside Zachary Levi. Other film credits include Saved!, License To Wed, Because I Said So, Dedication, The Princess Diaries and A Walk To Remember.
John Requa & Glenn Ficarra are directing the pilot. Fogelman, Requa & Ficarra executive produce with Jess Rosenthal and Charlie Gogolak. 20th Century Fox TV is the studio.
CBS & Sony Win Dismissal Of Ex-‘Young & The Restless’ Star’s Retaliation ClaimsVictoria Rowell isn’t getting her old job back on the long-running soap, and she’s not getting far with her retaliation lawsuit against CBS, Sony Pictures Television and producers. “Plaintiff’s first and second causes of action for failure to rehire on Y&R are dismissed, with leave to amend, if Plaintiff can do so in good faith and in conformance with the analysis in this Order,” a federal judge told the former The Young & The Restless actress yesterday (read it here).
This doesn’t mean Rowell’s 9-month legal pursuit of the network and the producers for not putting her back on the show she “reluctantly” left in 2007 is completely over. For instance, Judge John Kronstadt rejected CBS and Sony’s First Amendment and anti-SLAPP moves against her case. However, the actress got a hard amended road ahead in terms of the retaliation claims in trying to prove she was punished because of being outspoken about the need for greater diversity on Y&R and other soaps. Attempting to re-join the show since 2010, Rowell has claimed that not only has CBS and Sony refused to heed fans’ demands and bring her back to Y&R, but that they have “worked behind the scenes” to hamper her ability to appear at paid speaking events and conferences. The judge disagreed on the latter allegations and dismissed them too.
But the return to Y&R is the real heart of this case, which Rowell first filed in NY in February.
The actress’ first amended complaint, filed subsequently this year, “does not allege that Plaintiff applied for an open position on Y&R after she left the program,” wrote the U.S District Judge on November 10. “Indeed, it does not allege that there ever was an open position on Y&R for which she was qualified.”
“Plaintiff cites no case law that supports her position that a prima facie retaliation claim can be made due to an alleged failure to rehire as a result of a refusal to create a new position or reopen an old one,” Judge Kronstadt adds. Part of Rowell’s multi-headed argument is that a return to the Drucilla Barber Winters role she played for 17 years on Y&R should be no big deal because characters are killed off or leave soaps and come back all the time.
Rowell “claims that there is always a position that is constructively open,” said the judge. “This alone is not a sufficient basis to state a claim. Indeed, such an approach has the potential to open the door to vast number and wide variety of claims in many industries in which those who did not pursue open positions claimed that employers should have created them.”
So, in true soap style, now it’s all a question of what further filing walks through the courtroom door.
Dan Stormer and Mohammad Tajsar of Hadsell Stormer & Renick LLP represent Rowell with Cyrus Mehri and Michael Lieder of Mehri & Skalet PLLC plus Robert John Valli Jr., Sara Wyn Kane and Sumantra Tito Sinha of Valli Kane & Vagnini LLP.
John Lecrone, Elizabeth Carroll and Matthew Peterson of Davis, Wright & Tremaine LLP are handling things for CBS and Sony Pictures TV. Fellow defendants Corday Productions, Bell-Phillip TV Productions and Bell Dramatic Serial Company have their own representation.
Kelli Goss In Netflix’s ‘The Ranch’Kelli Goss (The Young & The Restless, Big Time Rush) has been cast in a recurring role opposite Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson in the Netflix comedy The Ranch. Created by Don Reo and Jim Patterson, The Ranch centers on the son of a Colorado rancher (Kutcher) who returns home from a semi-pro football career to run the family business. Goss, repped by Global Artists Agency and Luber/Roklin, will be playing Kutcher’s love interest.
Y&R’S JOSHUA MORROW IN NEW MOVIE(DVD) The family film, GOLDEN SHOES, which includes Joshua Morrow (Nick, Y&R), is now on sale on DVD on Amazon.com. The soap fave plays the father of an 8-year-old boy who gets involved in playing soccer. "They asked me to do it and I said, ‘Of course,’ “ Morrow smiles. "It was a chance for me to do something other than Nick and obviously I love anything to do with sports, especially kid-related.” For his scenes, Morrow went on a week-long location shoot in Michigan. "I brought two of my sons, Cooper and Crew, with me and they even got to be extras,” he shares. “I even flew in my dad and we had a lot of fun." In the story, Morrow’s character is deployed to Afghanistan. “His name is George and he's stuck in a bunker, trying to get home to his family,” Morrow explains. “There’s a serious fire fight and you wonder if he’ll get out of there or not. You see that it’s a real rough situation and that he’s in peril. I got to be dirty and there’s gun play. It was a real cool experience and a different pace from Y&R.” After viewing GOLDEN SHOES recently with his sons, Morrow gives the project two thumbs up. “It’s got a great message about chasing your dreams and not giving up,” he assesses. “It’s a really great movie for the whole family."
Murdering My Youth: A Memoir by Cady McClain(Order here!) (Book Cover) Cady McClain is a two-time Emmy award winning actress for her roles on "All My Children" and "As the World Turns." Previous books include "Conversations with the Invisible" and "Licked-poems of Love (sort of)." Her first short film as a director/writer/producer, "Flip Fantasia," was accepted into the Macon Film Festival in 2014. She also writes articles for the Internet and keeps a blog on her website: www.cadymcclain.com. She is currently starring on the CBS daytime series as "Kelly" on "The Young and the Restless." Paperback: 270 pages - April 16, 2014 (Order here!)
Cooper's A Bestseller!THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Jeanne Cooper (Katherine) has had quite a storied career as an actress in Hollywood, but now she can add best-selling author to her crowded resume! The memoir Cooper penned with Lindsay Harrison, Not Young, Still Restless, has entered the New York Times Bestseller List for Hardcover Nonfiction at number 25!
You can read all about Cooper's experience putting her memories down on paper in the new CBS issue of Soaps In Depth, on sale now.
Bill Bell Authorized Biography Hits StoresThe Young and Restless Life of William J. Bell: Creator of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful is a must-read for Y&R fans. The authorized biography, written by veteran soap journalist Michael Maloney, along with Lee Phillip Bell, who co-created the shows with her late husband, goes on sale June 1 but is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.com.
Maloney began his television career working as a page at CBS Television City, spending as many shifts as he could on the set or in the control booth, where he could see Bill Bell's words brought to life. He subsequently worked for two years as Lee's assistant on The Bold and the Beautiful before becoming a full-time member of the media and, for the last 20 years or so, has reported and written extensively about television and soap operas. So, when Lee approached him about writing Bill's biography, he could draw not only on a personal library of tapes and notes, but he already had relationships with a number of the nearly 70 actors, writers, producers and Bell family members he interviewed for the book. Although Maloney had spoken to quite a few of his subjects before, he said he still learned a lot and "asked things he might not ask for a magazine article!"
It took about three years, Maloney said, to complete the book, which details Bill's pre-soap career as a Chicago ad man (shades of Mad Men - there's a chapter with that title) as well as Lee's broadcasting career. Lee, with her groundbreaking talk show, was a beloved Windy City media icon long before Phil Donahue and Oprah made their marks there.
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Victoria Rowell NovelFormer Y&R star Victoria Rowell's novel, Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva, will be released May 4.
May 4 - New York City - Hue Man Book Signing
May 6 - New York City - Borders Books Columbus Circle Book Signing
May 7 - New Orleans - Book Signing at Octavia Books
May 8 - Baton Rouge, LA - Scotlandville Library Book Signing
May 9 - Baton Rouge, LA - Barnes & Noble Book Signing
May 11 - Los Angeles - Grove Barnes & Noble BIRTHDAY Book Signing
May 13 - Atlanta - Book Signing at Buckhead Barnes & Noble
May 15 - New York City - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
May 18 - Somerset, NJ - Franklin Township Public Library
May 22 - Atlanta - Camp Creek Barnes & Noble Book Signing
June 4-6 - Atlanta - Victoria's One Woman Show at Southwest Arts Center
The Man Who Came BackThe Man Who Came Back starring Eric Braeden (Victor, Y&R)- is on DVD
Death In DaytimeEileen Davidson (Ashley) has written the new book 'Death In Daytime: A Soap Opera Mystery' which hits bookstores on Oct. 7. In the novel The Yearning Tide’s biggest diva, Alexis Peterson is accused of killing her head writer. She tells Soap Opera Weekly, “it’s only very loosely based on real people and events. The stuff that goes on behind the scenes at a soap… people wouldn’t believe.”
A Memoir by Victoria RowellBook: The Women Who Raised Me: A Memoir by Victoria Rowell
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