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Michael Graziadei is Back on Set at THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESSMichael Graziadei (Daniel) is back at work at THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, and we have the photographic proof!
Earlier this month, it was revealed that Graziadei would be returning to the soap for a limited run, and now Y&R has shared a video of the actor back on the CBS soundstage!
And while pal Greg Rikaart (Kevin) was jokingly calling for security in that video, he posted his own photo with Graziadei on the set to welcome him home. “It’s never not fun when Michael Graziadei comes back to Genoa City,” he wrote. “Love you, Graz!”
Fans curious about the unusual facial hair Grazaidei is sporting should know it’s from a recent role. A couple weeks ago, he shared a photo of himself on the set of the upcoming Amazon series, GOOD GIRLS REVOLT, which is set in the late ‘60s. It's slated to premiere this fall.
Whether he keeps the mustache for his Y&R stint or not, we don’t know — You’ll just have to tune in when he first airs on Thursday, Aug. 25 ,to find out!
Emme Rylan's Son Has a Scary Accident!Emme Rylan (Lulu, GENERAL HOSPITAL) had quite a fright when her four-year-old son, Levi, took a dangerous tumble!
“Levi fell down a flight of stairs,” she tweeted. “He is totally okay, but I’m not!” She followed that up with hashtags declaring, “Loving someone more than yourself is scary” and asking, “How will I survive parenthood?”
Levi is Rylan’s younger son with Don Money. They also have a six-year-old boy, Jackson. So GH castmate Laura Wright tried to reassure her fellow mommy by joking “Wait, is he your back-up? You need more!”
We’re glad Levi is doing fine, and hopefully Rylan will be okay soon as well. Of course, parents never stop worrying about their kids no matter how old they get!
Heather Tom and Don Diamont Reveal Their First Impressions of Each Other!Marital strife (and a blonde by the name of Brooke) might be testing THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’s Bill and Katie this summer, but their portrayers, Don Diamont and Heather Tom, share a professional bond that isn’t so easily broken.
After all, they’ve known each other for almost three decades, having originally worked together on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS where he played Brad to her Victoria. “He’s been one of my favorite people since way back when,” Tom says of her co-star.
For his part, Diamont admits he was thoroughly impressed by the then-15-year-old actress, an esteem that has compounded exponentially over the years. “From the first day I saw her on set, I thought she was special,” he says. “She’s talented and fun, and while she takes her work seriously, she never takes herself seriously. We have a really good time together.”
Check out our latest issue for a fun, “He Said/She Said,” interview with this dynamic duo, in which they share first impressions, sage wisdom and hilarious backstage anecdotes that are... revealing, to say the least! It’s on sale now!
CBS Daytime Summer Sizzle: Daniel GoddardYou know Daniel Goddard as the handsome and worldly Cane Ashby on The Young and the Restless, but did you know he's also an avid outdoorsman? When he's not working as a top executive at Fenmore, Daniel enjoys hiking, traveling, and hanging out with his family.
Daniel chatted with CBS.com about his summer plans, favorite vacation spots, and what's in store for his character. Read on for all the details.
What's life in the summer like for you?
Daniel Goddard: Well, my kids keep asking me if we can go to Hawaii, and I keep saying, "No, you just came back from Australia." So, we've already done the international trip, and now the kids have camp pretty much four days a week. I like to keep one day free so I get to spend some time with them, which means a lot because they grow up so quickly. The kids are getting big, so it's about being with them and enjoying that time while they're still little. We play laser tag, we go and ride go-karts—just fun dad stuff with my two little boys. I love it, it's great.
What did you do in Australia?
Daniel: I went back home to take the kids. My family's back there—my mom, my dad, my brother and his kids—so, the kids all got to meet. It was a big family get-together, but we split the time between Sydney and the Gold Coast, which is up near Brisbane. So, we did a week down with the family and stayed on the harbor, which was great. The kids got the full Sydney experience, and then we spent a week up at the Gold Coast, which was just wonderful. It was just great to get away.
What was the best part of the trip?
Daniel: There were two highlights: seeing it through the kids' perspectives and enjoying Sydney, and seeing all of the places I would go to as a kid—the Tarago Zoo and Luna Park, which is an amusement park on the harbor. When I was a little kid, I used to go there all the time with my grandparents, so to revisit that and see it through their eyes was truly just a gift.
Then, the second part was when we went up to the Gold Coast, where I shot a project years ago. We stayed at the same place. My wife Rachael came at the last part of filming and lived there, so for her to revisit that and for the kids to see where we shot it and to stay in the same place was like a walk down memory lane. That was a great joy, to relive that moment and for Rachael and the kids to be part of that. It was a fantastic trip.
What do you like to do during the summer to stay active?
Daniel: I love to take the kids hiking. I would love to get up to Yosemite since I've never been. I want to take them to see all the sequoias and get them to appreciate the outdoors. You know kids and iPads. The iPad is like the new football or baseball. Back in the day, the kids would go outside and play, and now they just want to be on an iPad and on the internet with their friends, but let's go outside! I think that's what every parent faces. The constant stimulation the kids get from all these devices is so great and they love it, but I want them to have what we had as kids, which was being outdoors.
What's the one must-do thing on your list this summer?
Daniel: Ford's going into fifth grade and Sebastian's going into second grade, and their teacher set them up on this online program when they were in first grade. So, I told them: "You want to finish second grade before you start school, Sebastian, and Ford, you want to finish the fifth grade before you start school. When you get there on the first day and your teacher says, 'Hey, here's what you've got to do with this program,' you're the first kids to raise your hands and say you've already done it. Impress your new teacher."
It is my goal to get them to see this through and finish it so that they set the standard for the beginning of the year and become academic guys. I'm a nerd at heart, so I really want them to follow suit—as long as they don't become actors! [Laughs]
For me, I have to spend a lot of time with my wife. She's so busy with her job—she has a design company—and she's just slammed with work. So, my goal is to just get away with her. I want to surprise her, take her away, do a couple weekends here and there because she'll work herself into the ground. My goal is to find some new places we haven't been.
What can you tease about what's in store for Cane this summer?
Daniel: We are now probing into the characters' pasts and their past relationships, and it brings about a very volatile, yet intriguing, adversarial relationship for Cane. It leads to more story and really strong relationship dramas that will come between Cane and the other players in the storyline. It's been brewing for years, and it's fantastic that we're going back to the roots of who Cane was when he moved to town.
Everyone's so excited to to read the scripts as they're coming out. There is a buzz that runs through the show right now, and everyone is just excited. We're looking forward to what's coming ahead. It's really good, and the viewers will love it.
Elizabeth Hendrickson On Y&R ReturnIn the new issue of Digest, Y&R’s Elizabeth Hendrickson talks about returning to the role of Chloe. “You will really get all of the great things about the old Chloe,” the actress previews.”The humor is still there, and a little bit of the conniving Chloe. There’s just a lot for me to chew on and a lot of fun stuff to watch.” Hendrickson also talks about working with Eric Braeden (Victor) and reveals which actor she’s anxious to work with. Check out her interview in the issue on sale now.
Y&R’s Bergman Recalls AMC PastIn the new issue of Digest, four stars recall memorable experiences about their first soap roles. Y&R’s Peter Bergman (Jack) says he will never forget the first piece of advice he got from a soap vet: “Kay Campbell played Grandma Kate Martin,” he relays. “She was sitting in the makeup chair when I was introduced to her and she said, ‘May you have a long and troubled life here.’ I thought that was fantastic advice for a soap opera.” For more from Bergman, and Rebecca Budig (Hayden, GH; ex-Michelle, GL), Vincent Irizarry (Deimos, DAYS; ex-Lujack, GL) and Heather Tom (Katie, B&B; ex-Victoria, Y&R), pick up the new Digest, on sale now.
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‘Too Close To Home’: Tyler Perry TLC Drama Series Gets Premiere Date(Pic) TLC has slotted August 22 for the premiere of its first scripted series, Tyler Perry’s Too Close To Home. The eight-part drama will kick off with a two-hour premiere at 9 PM on Monday, August 22. TLC also released a cast photo above.
Too Close to Home tells the story of a young woman from a modest upbringing who discovers she may have a bright future in Washington D.C.’s fast-paced political scene. When Anna (Danielle Savre) leaves her trailer park home in Alabama in a cloud of dust, she cuts all ties with her family and buries every element of her checkered past. Her friends in Washington think she comes from a wealthy family and know nothing of her real upbringing. Suddenly, the real Anna is exposed when she causes a major political scandal and makes national headlines for her part in an affair with one of the nation’s most powerful players. With nowhere to turn, she’s forced to find sanctuary in the only place she has left – home.
Heather Locklear and Matt Battaglia join the cast 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. Recurring cast members are Ashley Love-Mills, Nick Ballard, Charles Justo, Christian Ochoa and Justin Gabriel.
Paul Walker’s Daughter Can Still Chase Porsche For ‘Fast And Furious’ Actor’s DeathThe car manufacturer’s attempt to get out of the wrongful death lawsuit from Paul Walker’s daughter has been stopped in its tracks by a L.A. Superior judge. Meadow Rain Walker’s legal pursuit of Porsche can go forward said Judge Stephen Pfahler in a final ruling Tuesday, rejecting the company’s motion to quash the matter in state court on the basis that it wasn’t directly corporately connected to California.
“Facts show that Porsche purposefully availed itself of the benefits of doing business in California,” the judge said in a tentative ruling after a hearing on July 18. “Making a substantial number of sales to California through an intermediary — even a truly independent intermediary — does not preclude a finding of purposeful availment.”
First filed on September 28 last year, the multi-claim jury-seeking complaint from Meadow Rain Walker and her guardian Brandon Birtell says that the death of the Fast And Furious star and 2005 Porsche Carrera CT driver Roger Rodas on November 30, 2013 was due to “defects” in the car. “Absent these defects in the Porsche Carrera GT, Paul Walker would be alive today,” the filing alleged.
In a November 12 response the Volkswagen-owned Porsche also said that Walker knew the car could be dangerous. With HCF Porsche AG, Porsche Cars North America Inc., and Beverly Hills Porsche as the defendants, the German based company also said that Walker’s death was his “own comparative fault” partially because the vehicle had been “abused and altered” as well as “misused and improperly maintained.”
Of course, this doesn’t mean that it’s a clear ride for the younger Walker’s case. A case filed by Rodas’ widow in federal court against Porsche was tossed out in April with the ruling that the manufacturer would unlikely be found responsible for the accident.
The autopsy of Walker by the LA County Coroner’s office concluded that he and Rodas died of trauma and burn injuries. A LAPD investigation of the November 2013 crash cited speed as the cause. Meadow Rain Walker’s unspecified damages seeking suit says that the Carrera CT was traveling between “63 to 71 mph” when the crash in Santa Clarita happened. That’s far less than the 80 to around 93 mph that the police in their report said the vehicle was going when the accident occurred.
Walker’s father also filed a wrongful death suit against the company in state court last November. Judge Pfahler is weighing if his case, his granddaughter’s case, and several others should be consolidated.
Attorneys from global law firm DLA Piper are now representing Porsche in the legal action. One of the company’s in-house attorneys Jeffrey W. Gates is also involved. Jeffery Milam of Pasadena and Roger Garrett, Ryan Squire, Jennifer Slater and Edward Racek of Garrett & Tully are representing the younger Walker and the actor’s estate in the case.
Eva Longoria and Husband José Antonio Bastón Enjoy Sweet Embrace During Beach Getaway in Spain(Pic1, Pic2, Pic3) Eva Longoria and her husband José Antonio Bastón make one adorable couple.
The two were spotted enjoying a day at the beach during their getaway in Formentera, Spain. Longoria, 41, stunned in a turquoise bikini and aviator sunglasses.
The happy couple, who recently celebrated their one-month wedding anniversary, stayed close to one another while splashing around in the water and embracing.
At one point, the two posed for an epic mid-air jump shot with a few pals.
The former Desperate Housewives star also took to Instagram to document her celebrity run-in whilst in Ibiza: Cristiano Ronaldo!
"Oh hello @cristiano #NoBigDeal #EuropeCupChampion #Portugal," she captioned a pic of the two posing with Bastón and a few other friends.
Longoria and media mogul Bastón, 48, tied the knot with a fairy tale wedding in Mexico in May. The two have been together since 2013, and Bastón popped the question with a ruby and diamond engagement ring in Dubai in December.
"There were so many memorable moments," Longoria recently told reporters of the wedding. "Then the tequila kind of blurred it all! But he surprised me throughout the night – a surprise singer, a surprise video, a surprise this. So every half hour there was another surprise that I was like, 'I can’t handle any more! My heart is going to explode!' "
"It was actually a really small wedding," added the actress. "It looked huge on social media because everyone was posting, but it was actually like 80 people. Super small."
Eva Longoria Dishes on Her Wedding Dress, Her Clothing Line and the 'Dated' Shoes She'll Keep Forever(Pic1, Pic2, Pic3) Eva Longoria may clean out her closet monthly (giving away pieces to her sisters, friends and charities like Dress for Success), but she’s going to need to make even more room soon: Her line for The Limited (which ranges from $49 to $160) is set to debut July 25, and she wants to wear everything. “I won’t make it if I won’t wear it,” Longoria tells PeopleStyle.
So to create a range of pieces she’s sport, the star says, she was involved in “everything: From design to storyboards of what story to what’s our color palette. I feel like we’re constantly in a meeting where we’re like, This has to be ordered now!” she says, adding that she constantly was looking for inspiration while creating her line. “I cut things out of magazines, I sketch. I was in Cambodia and I bought a little dress on the side of the street that was $2 from this woman — I brought it back and said, What is this, because this is something I want to have in my line! I will take pictures of people on the street going, I love that. I love the feeling of that outfit. How can we make that feeling in a garment?”
Longoria, 41, describes her own personal style ethos as “wanting to be comfortable all day long” and “classic,” and says she’s long loved fashion — after all, she’s been sewing her entire life. “I sew dresses. I sew blouses. I sew Halloween costumes — I’ve made all my nieces’ and nephews’ Halloween costumes since they were born!”
And while she does religiously give things away, there are a few things she keeps for sentimental value. “I archive gowns from awards shows, stuff like that,” she says. “I have a vintage 1930s dress from a movie I did, Cristiada, which is just a piece of art. My Lucille Ball dress from when I did SNL and I played Lucy.” And of course, there are a few pieces from her Desperate Housewives years. “Oh my gosh, I have so many Gabby clothes. Of course now A) it probably doesn’t fit or B) I am like, Oh my God, that is a little much!”
She also has a pair of shoes from her first Desperate Housewives premiere that will stay in her collection no matter what. “The first pair of shoes that were gifted to me — I was in a photo shoot and they were like, You can keep those if you like them. I was like, Whaaat?! And I wore them to our first premiere ever. I just thought that was the most generous thing ever,” she says. “They’re pretty dated — the’re so not me now, but years ago they were!”
Longoria says she was determined to be involved in every facet of the line, and she had an excellent example in her best friend (and fellow designer) Victoria Beckham. “She’s the ultimate example,” Longoria says. “She’s a true designer. She’s lived and breathed fashion her entire life. She was born to do her line.”
And that extends to creating a wedding dress for Longoria when she walked down the aisle with José Baston in May. “Victoria took such care into making it. We had so much fun,” she says. “I went to her London studio twice — I thought for sure someone was going to see me. She pulled out literally every dress she’s ever made and was like, Do you like this top? That bottom? This material? That color? That strap? That zipper? And we just went through everything and she had pulled so many different white fabrics: What about this one? What about that one?”
Her Victoria Beckham fashion parade didn’t stop there: “She wanted to make the after dress to change into and I was like, Oh, great! I love that dress. And then the night before, the civil ceremony, I needed another dress for the civil ceremony. I was going to wear pants and then at the last minute I actually had a simple white dress in my closet, and I was like I’m just going to wear this! My assistant was like, It’s Victoria Beckham, and I’m like, Oh my gosh! She’s just a genius. I think she is just amazing.”
Though Longoria took a honeymoon, she’s back in the swing of things and so excited to have people see her “from work to wine”-appropriate designs. “This has been years in the making. I’ve been really looking for a true partner in developing my vision for a clothing line. I didn’t want it to be celebrity clothing line that somebody makes some clothes, and you throw your name on a label,” she says. “There’s really affordable pieces that you can mix and match, for a lot of those young professionals who don’t have the largest budget for wardrobe but still have enough to want to invest in themselves. You are worth it.”
Shop the first pieces at TheLimited.com starting July 25.
Code Black Guest StarsCode Black‘s Angels Memorial Hospital will be as busy as ever during Season 2. Camryn Manheim (Person of Interest), Eric Roberts (Suits) and Alexandra Grey (Transparent) are set to guest-star on the CBS drama in an episode titled “Life and Limb.”
Manheim will play the distraught wife of a truck driver who is injured in a horrific accident, Roberts will play Mario’s (Ben Hollingsworth) opportunistic, but sympathetic father, and Grey (a transgender actress) will play a transgender woman who’s sent to the ER with stomach pains.
Code Black Season 2 premieres Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 10/9c.
Another D-list day at the Republican National ConventionAnother former soap star, Kimberlin Brown, brought up the rear Tuesday at the Republican National Convention, her late-night limelight delayed by a long delegate count in the Donald Trump nominating process.
Brown, a California avocado farmer and mom of two, played the villainous Sheila Carter on both "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful" from 1990 until 2006. Antonio Sabato Jr., another "Bold" alum, spoke on the convention's opening day Monday.
Cameras panned to empty seats as Brown spoke, though plenty of delegates remained. She angrily noted some vitriol she had received on social media for agreeing to speak for Trump, but had some vitriol of her own for Hillary Clinton, whom she accused of not doing enough to help businesswomen.
Of the avocado-growing business, a steely-eyed Brown said, "I've seen firsthand our domestic market flooded with imports that harmed local farmers and even drove some out of business."
She added, "We need someone who knows how to build things, who knows how to create jobs and who knows how to negotiate."
Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White called Trump a loyal friend who always took a keen interest in White's career.
"I've been in the fight business my whole life. I know fighters. Ladies and gentleman, Donald Trump is a fighter and I know he will fight for this country," White said.
According to the Republicans, Trump hosted the once-controversial mixed martial arts competitions at his Trump Taj Mahal when other venues refused.
Oh, and also on the night's program: A low-ranked professional golfer, Natalie Gulbis. She was a Season 2 contestant on "The Celebrity Apprentice" whom Trump fired eight episodes in. Apparently she's OK with that. She called Trump "generous" and "inspiring."
Gulbis, who once had her own reality show on the Golf Channel, borrowed a line from Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg in praising Trump as the guy who urged her to be fearless and to "lean in" when faced with age (she's 33) and gender challenges as a businesswoman.
Kimberlin Brown: What We Know About the RNC’s Guest Actress(variety.com) Soap opera actress Kimberlin Brown will take center stage at the Republican National Convention Tuesday night, appearing as the guest speaker for the night’s primetime slot. She will even be introduced by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s onetime opponent Ben Carson.
But, who is Brown? Variety explains:
Brown played Sheila Carter first on “The Young and The Restless” and then on “The Bold and The Beautiful.” Carter was a “devious” character who “terrorized” the fictional Genoa City and was eventually killed off by her arch nemesis in the 1990s.
She then appeared on “Port Charles” and “One Life to Live,” followed by a short-term role on “All My Children.”
She currently hosts “Dramatic Designs” on The Design Network, where she walks viewers through her many projects, from conception to the final product.
Brown is a “small business owner,” according to a GOP convention statement.
Brown was born in Hayward, California.
She has been married to Gary Pelzer since May 1991. They have two children, Alexes Marie and Nicholas.
She has an avocado farm.
From the look of her Instagram post, she seems to be pretty excited about tonight’s speech.
Kruger Books FilmKelly Kruger (Eva, B&B/ex-Mac, Y&R) has booked a new film, Girls Night Out, which she is currently filming in Canada. “It’s a fun bachelorette party gone a little out of control,” she teases. Her co-star in the film is former B&B starlet Mackenzie Mauzy (ex-Phoebe), and Kruger’s husband, Darin Brooks (Wyatt), is with her on the shoot. “We haven’t been back there together since BLUE MOUNTAIN STATE, so it’s really fun to have him there with me,” says Kruger. “A lot of the beginning of our relationship was there, so to be back as a married couple is really special.”
GENERAL HOSPITAL Stars Announce Port Chuck Tour Dates!Port Chuck has reunited, and GENERAL HOSPITAL actors Steve Burton (ex-Jason; Dylan, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS), Brandon Barash (ex-Johnny), Bradford Anderson (ex-Spinelli), and Scott Reeves (ex-Steve) will be hitting the East Coast for live shows in November!
After announcing last week that they were getting the band back together, Port Chuck will be kicking off their reunion with a show at Jack and Jameson’s in Franklin, TN, the restaurant Burton owns with Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky)!
Following that, the band will head north to New York and New Jersey, and in addition to the shows there will also be a special cocktail reception and a private dinner for special ticket holders! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit PortChuck.com.
Justin Hartley & Jason George on Mistresses 8/2/16“Survival of the Fittest” – Alec threatens for full custody of Vivian, sending Karen into a panic. April and Marc find a condom in Lucy’s jacket, forcing April to give “the talk.” Kate doesn’t tell Joss and Harry about her new boyfriend, as it could have serious recuperations. Joss’ actions put Jonathan’s nephew in the hospital and later causes tension in her and Harry’s relationship.
Based on the hit U.K. television series of the same name, “Mistresses” airs TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. The provocative and thrilling drama continues to focus on the scandalous lives of a sexy and sassy group of girlfriends, each on their own path to self-discovery.
“Survival of the FIttest” was written by Sarah Tarkoff and directed by John Stuart Scott.
“Mistresses” stars Yunjin Kim as Karen Kim, Rochelle Aytes as April Malloy, Jes Macallan as Josslyn “Joss” Carver, Brett Tucker as Harry Davis, Rob Mayes as Marc Nickleby and Tabrett Bethell as Kate Davis.
Guest starring are Corinne Massiah as Lucy, Ed Quinn as Alec Adams, Jason George as Dominic Taylor, Justin Hartley as Scott Trosman, Navid Negahban as Jonathan Amadi, Micky Shiloah as Reza, Alanna Masterson as Lydia, Amanda Brooks as Faith, Hilty Bowen as Sophia and Niles Fitch as Noel.
The Young and the Restless Celebrates 11,000 Episodes and 43 Years on Air!(Pic) The Young and the Restless has already been on the air for more than 43 years, but the daytime drama isn't slowing down any time soon!
On Sept. 1, the CBS series set in a fictional Wisconsin town will celebrate its 11,0000th episode, and there's plenty of drama leading up to the milestone moment.
Gina Tognoni's character Phyllis' life spirals out of control when her secret affair with her brother in law is discovered, while Summer's (Hunter King) family pulls out all the stops to get Luca (Miles Gaston Villanueva) out of her life once and for all.
Both Michael Graziadei (Daniel Romalotti) and Tristan Rogers (Colin Atkinson) will return for episodes leading up to the 11,000th, and viewers can also watch a special scene on July 25 with the late Jeanne Cooper, who played series matriarch Katherine Chancellor.
Despite being daytime's No. 1 drama for the last 27 straight, there are still plenty of twisted plot lines to come from the cast.
Above, check out the, 11,000th episode cast!
1st Row (left to Right): Hunter King, Miles Gaston Villanueva, Melissa Ordway, Sean Carrigan, Michael Morgan, Amelia Heinle, Jason Thompson, Eileen Davidson, Gina Tognoni, Peter Bergman, Eric Braeden, Melody Thomas Scott, Steve Burton, Sharon Case, Joshua Morrow, Justin Hartley, Melissa Claire Egan, Jess Walton, Tristan Rogers, Christel Khalil and Daniel Goddard
2nd Row (left to Right): Robert Adamson, Sofia Pernas, Michael E. Knight, Beth Maitland, Tracey Bergman, Christian Le Blanc, Doug Davidson, Lauralee Bell, Kristoff St. John, Camryn Grimes, Greg Rikaart, Mara McCaffray, Catherine Bach and Kate Linder
The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on CBS.
CBS Daytime Summer Sizzle: Jason ThompsonThis year's been wild for The Young and the Restless' Billy Abbott, who found himself in the hospital, had a tumultuous relationship with ex-wife Victoria Newman, and fell for his brother's wife. Thankfully, actor Jason Thompson's life is nowhere near as dramatic.
When he's not stirring up trouble in Genoa City, Jason enjoys traveling, camping, and spending time with his newborn son and his wife.
Jason chatted with CBS.com about his adventurous summer plans, fatherhood, and what fans can expect from Billy this summer.
What are some of your favorite summer activities?
Jason Thompson: I'm going back to Canada this summer. It is always really, really nice to go home. I love my Canadian summers. We usually go camping for a couple of days, try to get out on the lake for a day or two, and just enjoy hanging out. The sun stays out until 11 at night, so you can just sit in the backyard as the sun slowly goes down.
As far as L.A., it's always great. You can go for a surf and be outside as much as possible. That's usually how I spend my summers.
Do you have any big plans this summer?
Jason: We have a couple weddings—Kentucky, New York—so that'll be sticky and hot in both of those places. That'll be my summer. That's really about it. I have a newborn son, so this will be the first summer where we're coming up with new traditions to do with him. We're really looking forward to the first summer as a family. That's the most exciting thing.
Jason: It's been fantastic. He's a little legend. It's been amazing. Paloma, my wife, and I have had a really eye-opening experience. It's so rewarding. We had some family in and out of town, and we're taking that trip to Canada. This is my grandmother's 20th great-grandchild. It's been a busy lifetime for her. We can't wait for her to meet him and vice versa, so it's going to be great. We'll hang out, visit some family, and get to know each other more and more. It's been a whirlwind couple of months, but it's been amazing.
What's the best vacation you've ever been on?
Jason: I would have to say one of the best vacations I've been on happened last summer. Paloma and I were on our honeymoon, and we had a boat with a bunch of friends through the Mediterranean. We went to Istanbul and over to Italy to do a road trip from Rome to the Amalfi Coast to Matera to Calabria. We went all over Italy, basically, besides Sicily. That was probably one of my most memorable trips.
What do you do to stay active during summer?
Jason: I like to surf. I like camping. I love going hiking. I still play hockey about once or twice a week here in Los Angeles, and that's indoors, but it still keeps me active. Growing up in Canada, playing hockey all the time, it was very rare that you walked outside and it was 90 degrees out, so it's really nice to play hockey in L.A. where it's still nice out every time.
I like being outdoors. I like going for hikes and exploring. That's what I'm looking forward to most with my son, just exploring the outdoorsy world. I grew up camping. I wasn't on a plane until I was 18 years old, so that's what we did.
What can you tease about what's in store for Billy this summer?
Jason: There's a lot going on in this guy's life. It kind of depends on who he's with to a certain extent. He really wants his brother's wife. What can I say, there's no way around it.
He's going to be spending time with his kids. He's back in the office, and he's trying to figure out who's the love of his life.
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Star Tatyana Ali Marries Dr. Vaughn RasberryHere comes the bride!
Tatyana Ali married Dr. Vaughn Rasberry during an intimate ceremony in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday, PEOPLE can exclusively confirm.
"I'm just excited," Ali, 37, told PEOPLE before the ceremony. "All of our family is coming into town!"
The actress and her now-husband, who met on eHarmony a little less than two years ago, announced their engagement – and that they were expecting their first child together – in March.
"It's pretty amazing," she previously told PEOPLE. "There's so much good. We feel so blessed. We're just having fun enjoying our family and our friends and that's what we want the wedding to be about – just have a good celebration."
The daytime wedding, which Ali described as an "upscale Caribbean vibe," was kept relevantly small.
"It's just a little over a hundred people," she said. "It's our closest friends and family and that obviously includes a lot of people that I worked with over the years."
The bride, wearing an off-white, fitted, silk Amsale gown walked down the aisle carrying white peonies and cream garden roses. Her bridesmaids wore tea length, raspberry-colored Amsale dresses.
During the ceremony, Ali and Rasberry shared their heartfelt, written vows with one another all while trying to cherish every moment.
"What I've heard from a lot of friends and people that have gone through weddings, is that it goes by fast," she said. "I hope that we really get to savor every moment – just talking about all the things that we experienced and got to see and what people did and what they talked about. I hope that we don't feel like, 'Oh my god, it happened and now it's done.' I hope that we're relaxed and kind of centered enough to really experience it."
Though the actress said she wasn't at all stressed in the days leading up to the wedding (thanks to her fabulous wedding planner, Michael Russo, and the spa day that her bridal party hosted), she admitted that she and Rasberry, did, in fact, disagree on one thing: the cake!
"I love chocolate and Vaughn loves Vanilla so we're having a tiered cake," she said. "I'm not into his cake and he's not into mine! So, we get to share!"
As the couple danced to a mixture of tropical house music, hip-hop, and afropunk, they took home the best gift they could ask for.
"We're doing a wishing tree," said Ali. "We saw it up in northern California. It'll have ribbons on it and people can put wishes on it. We did that because it's a tree that we can bring with us."
Now husband and wife, the couple is looking forward to the next chapter of their lives: the arrival of their little one.
"I just want to see my baby," she said. "I can't wait to smell the baby! That's what I think about."
'Fresh Prince’ Actress Sues Warner Bros Claiming It Used Her Idea For ‘The Real’Now this is a story all about how a life got twisted upside down. Well, not really, but a star of ’90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air claims in a new lawsuit that Warner Bros and Telepictures swiped her idea for the daytime talk show The Real.
Tatyana Ali says she came up with the concept for the show and eventually pitched to execs in 2012 but was told they “decided to decline.” The Real debuted about six months later as “a direct production” of the concept she hatched, according to the suit filed today in Los Angeles Superior Court (read it here). “With a great deal of disappointment and complete disbelief,” the suit says, Ali “witnessed [her] concept come to life on major network television at the hands of the Defendant Corporations.”
Warner Bros did not respond to Deadline’s request for comment.
The suit claims Ali came up with an idea for a reality-based daytime talk show with “a unique and innovative format, which featured an eclectic group of engaging female celebrity hosts, each aged within their 20’s and 30’s … designed to pique the interest of the younger side of the mid-life/mid-career female population and featured a variety of contemporary discussion topics in a relaxed and informal setting.” The Real premiered in July 2013 for a test run on Fox-owned stations, featuring co-hosts Adrienne Bailon, Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamara Mowry.
“The five female host panel cast members very closely embody and mirror the personal and professional profiles of the specific and potential female celebrity hosts openly proposed in writing and in discussion by the Plaintiff during ‘pitch’ meetings she held with the Executives,” the suit says. “The Defendant Corporations did not at any time, directly or indirectly, acknowledge the use of the Plaintiff’s Concept.” The show later was greenlighted for national syndication that fall and remains on the air and in renewed through 2018 in the spring.
The execs who were at that meeting in December 2012 were Hilary Estes McLoughlin, then-president of creative affairs at CBS Television Distribution, and Sheila Bouttier, who was SVP Development at Telepictures Productions. Both are named as defendants along with Warner Bros Entertainment, Warner Bros Domestic Television Distribution and Telepictures.
The suit seeks unspecified damages from “all rightful gains, profits, and advantages derived by the Defendants” and the formation of a collective trust for Ali of “designated percentages of the proceeds resulting from past, current and future production and airing of The Real television program.”
Los Angeles-based attorney James Leonard Brown is representing Ali in the case.
Y&R’s Villanueva Pens Good-bye To CoppolaOn Instagram, Miles Gaston Villanueva (Luca) penned a farewell to Y&R co-star Alicia Coppola, who just wrapped her run as Meredith. “what a crazy stunning, crazy dynamic, crazy powerful gift she was to the Y&R world, and what a force she is in the acting world, as a whole,” he enthuses. “@alicia_coppola: not only are you talented as a motherf**r, you are also incredibly wise, encouraging, generous, honest, joyful, present, and loving. thank you for that. and thank you for your reverberating inspiration, expressed in both your storytelling talents and your beautiful humanity. i am grateful. here’s to your next opportunities. up and up and up you go. work it. take no prisoners. fly. see you again, queen, diva, goddess. because we WILL work together some day. until then: besos. #buddies #luca #meredith #bts.”
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Kate Linder To Host 18th Annual Revera Royal City ManorKate Linder (Ester Valentine) of The Young and the Restless will host the 18th Annual Afternoon Tea, a charity event benefitting the Canadian Cancer Society on Sunday, July 17 in Vancouver, BC.
The actress will be joined by co-stars Robert Adamson (Noah Newman), Sean Carrigan (Ben "Stitch" Rayburn), Camryn Grimes (Mariah Copeland), Hunter King (Summer Newman), and Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin) and the Y&R Emmy award-winning makeup and hair department head Patti Denney and hair expert Shannon Bradberry.
The tea, which is presented by the Revera Royal City Manor and Global BC, will also feature an autograph signing by the cast, a silent auction, a live auction, a gift bag, an opportunity to win an on-the-spot makeover, and an exclusive Y&R merchandise store provided by Warner Marketing.
Guests with VIP access can join the fun at 12:40pm, and those with regular admission can join at 1pm.
To learn more about admission costs and to purchase tickets for the event, please visit www.katelinderafternoontea.com.
For additional inquiries, please call (604) 836-7929.
Tristan Rogers Filming At Y&RTristan Rogers is reprising the role of Y&R’s Colin. “Well it’s official. I’m back. And loving it,”he tweeted, along with a shot of himself in a dressing room that looks like Melody Thomas Scott’s (Nikki).
Soap Alums To Speak At Republican National ConventionThe Republican National Convention kicks off Monday in Cleveland and there will be some familiar soap faces in the crowd. Daytime alums Kimberlin Brown (ex-Sheila, Y&R/B&B) and Antonio Sabáto, Jr. (ex-Jagger, GH) are on the list of speakers that was released today.
Shemar Moore -- Delivers Good Time for 'Criminal Minds' CrewShemar Moore's 11 seasons worth of tardiness finally paid off for his "Criminal Minds" co-workers ... who just got laced up with some pricey and ironic gifts from the actor.
Shemar left the show last year, but sources on set tell us he surprised his old cast and crew by showing up this week with 379 Swiss made Fortis watches. Each one has his initials and "always on time" stamped on the face -- a clear nod to Shemar NEVER being on time.
They ain't cheap -- a regular Fortis costs anywhere between $600 to $1500, but maybe he got a deal for buying in bulk.
MAL YOUNG’S FIRST Y&R EPISODE SETThe changing of the guard on Y&R becomes official tomorrow (July 14) when Mal Young is credited with his first show as executive producer. Young replaces Jill Farren Phelps.
Steve Burton, Brandon Barash, Bradford Anderson, and Scott Reeves Reunite For a New Port Chuck Tour!Steve Burton (Dylan, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS; ex-Jason, GENERAL HOSPITAL) is getting the band back together!
Burton has announced that he’s reuniting with Brandon Barash (ex-Johnny, GH), Bradford Anderson (ex-Spinelli, GH), and Scott Reeves (ex-Steve, GH; ex-Ryan, Y&R) to reform their rock band, *Port Chuck and play some shows!
“These guys coming East!” he tweeted with a photo of the band. “November! Tickets coming soon! Can’t wait!”
Reeves tweeted his own enthusiasm at not being able to wait to hit the stage again with his bandmates, and Anderson responded with his usual sense of humor: @BfordAnderson: I'm so excited I threw up. My hands!
We’ll pass along details regarding dates, venues, and how to buy tickets just as soon as that information is released, so stay tuned!
Knight Rider MarathonThe original Knight Rider, David Hasselhoff, is hosting a 10-hour El Rey Network marathon of fan-favorite episodes (such as “Goliath”) on Sunday, July 17 starting at 10 am.
Rosewood Update: Eddie Cibrian Tapped to Replace Brian Austin GreenEddie Cibrian to the rescue!
Fox’s Rosewood has tapped the Third Watch/CSI: Miami to take over the new Season 2 series regular role abruptly vacated by Brian Austin Green, TVLine has learned exclusively.
As we reported, Green left the Fox drama in the middle of shooting his first episode, aka the Season 2 premiere.
Cibrian assumes the role of Aaron Slade, East Miami Police’s enigmatic newest member who will both challenge and complicate an already messy situation between Rosewood (Morris Chestnut) and Villa (Jaina Lee Ortiz). He doesn’t trust anyone and hates the idea of partnerships and teams – which will keep Rosewood and Villa on their toes as they go to great lengths to figure him out.
As the team begins to investigate and uncover the real Aaron Slade, the twosome learn of his storied past.
Cibrian is coming off of a recurring gig on Freeform’s Baby Daddy.
Rosewood returns with Season 2 on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 8/7c.
Victoria Rowell Stars in 'Merry Christmas, Baby'(Pic1, Pic2) Victoria Rowell (ex-Dru, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) is back as Stephanie in UP TV’s latest installment in their Christmas movie franchise, Merry Christmas, Baby!
The actress appeared in the first three movies, Marry Me for Christmas, Marry Us for Christmas, and A Baby for Christmas, and tweeted out a couple pictures from the set of the latest film, set to premiere in December 2016. “A blast!” she declared.
Unfortunately, as the Chandler family gathers to celebrate the holidays this year, Stephanie is missing her boyfriend, who is out of the country. So it looks like her Y&R co-star Kristoff St. John (Neil) will not be reprising his role of Lawrence in this film.
Look for Rowell in Merry Christmas, Baby this holiday season on UP TV!
Rebecca Staab Joins Alison Sweeney In New Hallmark ProjectRebecca Staab (ex-Elizabeth, PORT CHARLES, et al) will play Alison Sweeney’s (ex-Sami, DAYS) mother in a new movie for the Hallmark Channel, BLUEBERRIES. “Crack the champagne! I just booked a @hallmarkchannel movie, “Blueberries,” with @Ali_Sweeney!!! Details to come. Cheers, everyone!!! :)” tweeted Staab. Sweeney tweeted in response, “we must join in this bubbly toast! @MelSalNY (our writer) & I are SO thrilled to have you!!” Melissa Salmons, who penned the script, is a former writer for DAYS.
Linsey Godfrey's Shares Adorable Video of Daughter Aleda Singing 'Happy Birthday' to Her Daddy!(Video) Linsey Godfrey (Caroline, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL) shared a special message to Robert Adamson (Noah, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) from their daughter, Aleda!
Godfrey posted a video of the two-year-old angel singing “Happy Birthday” to her daddy, writing to Adamson, “I hope you have an amazing day! Thank you for being such an incredible daddy to our daughter and such an awesome co-parenting partner!”
Godfrey and Adamson broke off their engagement following Aleda’s birth, but have continued to co-parent their little girl, and are obviously doing a bang-up job! She’s perfect!
Single Mom A Go Go: Episode 2 - LAURALEE BELL(Video) The second installment of "Single Mom a Go Go" is with Lauralee Bell of "The Young and the Restless" we talk motherhood, the hell of getting kids out of bed, my excellent memory her semi excellent memory, her amazing parents, her brilliant father Bill Bell, our incredible time together back in the day. We laugh, we cry... Ok, I cry. Our long friendship and which one of us is truly the "filthy whore".
Talk Show AppearanceThe Talk – CBS
Friday, July 15
Joshua Morrow (“The Young & The Restless”)
New THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS Executive Producer Mal Young Confesses His Love For Soaps!With prolific British TV producer Mal Young taking over as executive producer of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS for the departing Jill Farren Phelps, look for lots of changes coming to Genoa City!
After producing U.K. series like DOCTOR WHO, CASUALTY, and EASTENDERS, Young journeyed to the U.S. with AMERICAN IDOL producer Simon Fuller and worked with him to develop a primetime soap that would run all year 'round like their British counterparts. “In the U.K., CORONATION STREET and EASTENDERS, they’re all primetime,” Young explains to Soaps In Depth. “We don’t see the difference between primetime and daytime. It’s all good soap.
“EMPIRE is a soap,” he continues. “SOPRANOS is a soap. It’s all about people and their lives that the audience relates to.”
When the pilots he developed with Fuller failed to be picked up, Young found himself approached by Sony to take a look at Y&R. “I was honored to be asked my opinion,” he says. “But also, when I really started to watch it, the quality shone through. I was just sucked into it. To be passionate and be part of the people involved in keeping this thing going, I love it.”
For more from Young on his favorite things about Y&R and his plans for the soap, don’t miss his interview in the new CBS issue of Soaps In Depth, on sale now!
CBS Daytime Summer Sizzle: Bryton JamesBryton chatted with CBS.com about his fun-filled summer plans, what he does to stay active, and what's in store for his character. Read on for all the details.
What are some of your favorite summer activities?
Bryton James: It's kind of like it's summer all year-round in California, so you're always able to go out and go to the beach, but I do it more so in the summertime. Hikes are always nice in the summertime.
What are some of your summer plans?
Bryton: There are a couple music festivals that I want to go to. Over the last few years, I've been going to a lot more. I usually go with my girlfriend and Christel Khalil (who plays Lily). There's a big one in Austin, Texas that I'm looking forward to. They're a lot of fun. I love to dance.
What's the best trip you've ever taken?
Bryton: Two come to mind, actually. I went to Thailand with my girlfriend and that was just amazing. It was a nice getaway, just for the two of us. We didn't do a whole bunch, just ate and relaxed. Last year, I went to Spain with my girlfriend, Christel, and another friend. We went to three different parts of Spain: Majorca, Barcelona, and Ibiza. We had a lot of activities planned, went out almost every night, and saw quite a bit. It was a busy, tiring trip, but it was a lot of fun.
What do you do to stay active during the summer?
Bryton: I still play basketball every now and then—not nearly as much as I used to, but I still try to. I'm always in the gym. I've heard Joshua Morrow (Nick) is great at basketball, so I'd love to have a chance to play with him.
What's the best part of being on the Y&R set during summer?
Bryton: The types of storylines that are told during the summer are always a bit more risqué, and a lot of things pop off. A lot of fires are lit during the summertime since there's a lot of people who are free to watch the show. Last summer, I got married on the show, so I can only imagine what's to come this summer!
What can you tease about what's in store for Devon this summer?
Bryton: There's going to be a lot of ups and downs when it comes to his relationship and his marriage. Devon and Hilary are going to be tested more this summer than they really ever have been because they're actually together now and don't have to worry about hiding their relationship. It's really now just an issue of getting to know each other and navigating marital problems and power struggles. It's going to be exciting.
Alicia Coppola Teases Her Future at THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS!Now that Meredith’s brief relationship with Victor has hit the skids, does that mean Alicia Coppola will be leaving THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS?
Fans praised the actress' performance in the recent episode where Meredith came to the sad realization that there was only room in Victor’s heart for one woman, and that would always be Nikki. She thanked her supporters on Twitter, adding her own praise for scene partners Doug Davidson (Paul) and Steve Burton (Dylan).
“I love working with these two gentlemen,” Coppola declared. “And I use that word strongly. Lovely actors, lovely men.”
But now that Meredith’s role as Victor’s prison doctor and potential love interest has come to an end, what does that mean for the future of the character? All Coppola would reveal on Twitter was an enigmatic, “Stay tuned…”
After launching her career as Lorna on ANOTHER WORLD, the actress has demonstrated her talent in numerous primetime series and films, so hopefully Y&R will find a way to keep Meredith in Genoa City.
Tom Selleck Signs For ‘Blue Bloods’ Season 7Blue Bloods star Tom Selleck has signed a deal to return for Season 7 of the CBS cop drama, which begins production today.
The veteran actor plays Police Commissioner Frank Reagan on the show about a multigenerational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. Heading both the police force and the Reagan brood, Frank runs his department as diplomatically as he runs his family, even when dealing with the politics that plagued his father (Len Cariou) during his stint as chief. Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynihan, Will Estes, Amy Carlson, Marissa Ramirez, Tony Terraciano, Andrew Terraciano and Sami Gayle also star.
Despite airing on the low-trafficked Friday night, Blue Bloods was the fifth most watched broadcast drama series for the 2015-16 season. It averaged 13.1 million viewers while winning its time period in viewers, adults 18-49 (1.8 rating) and adults 25-54 (2.6). Blue Bloods is Friday’s most-watched scripted series since Law & Order: SVU in 2002-03, per CBS.
Additionally, Blue Bloods, produced by CBS Television Studios, is a big international seller and important asset for the studio and parent company CBS Corp. It is licensed in more than 200 territories and is streamed on all three major services: Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.
Blue Bloods also is sold both in broadcast and cable syndication, delivering solid ratings for ION, where it ranks as the most watched primetime series, and on WGN America, where it is the highest rated acquired primetime series in viewers and adults 25-54.
Mitchell Burgess and Robin Green created the series, which is executive produced by Leonard Goldberg, Kevin Wade, Ian Biederman, Brian Burns and Siobhan Byrne O’Connor.
Melissa Claire Egan Spends Time With Her Two Husbands(Pic) Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) is one lucky lady!
The actress shared a photo from the holiday weekend of herself flanked by Matt Katrosar and Justin Hartley (Adam) writing, “My awesome real husband and my awesome TV husband. I just need an awesome ex-husband to finish the trifecta!”
If only Cameron Mathison was around! ALL MY CHILDREN fans will remember his character, Ryan, married her character, Annie, on the ABC soap back in 2007.
Of course, her current Y&R castmate Greg Rikaart (Kevin) was more than happy to step in!
@gregrikaart: I volunteer as tribute! https://twitter.com/mclaireegan/status/750419704947224577 …
@MClaireEgan: @gregrikaart you're hired!!!
We think all of these gentlemen are lucky to be with Egan!
Y&R's Michael Graziadei Sets Late Summer Return as Daniel Romalotti Jr.The son will rise again on The Young and the Restless later this summer, as Michael Graziadei has signed on to reprise his role as Daniel Romalotti Jr., EW.com reports.
The actor, who received two Daytime Emmy nods for his work as the adopted son of Danny (Michael Damian) and Phyllis (now played by Gina Tognoni), will appear for a limited run beginning Aug. 25. (The CBS soap is slated to air its milestone 11,000th episode on Sept. 1.)
Graziadei’s return was likely engineered by new executive producer Mal Young, who last month replaced Jill Farren Phelps at the show’s helm. Charles Pratt Jr., who’d EP’d Y&R alongside Phelps since early 2015, is continuing on in that role as well as remain headwriter.
Y&R CASTING DIRECTOR EXITSAccording to her Facebook page, longtime soap Casting Director Judy Blye Wilson has made the decision to leave her post at the No. 1 show. “I am not retiring, just stopping to catch my breath,” she explains in her post. The Emmy-winner toiled at ALL MY CHILDREN, ONE LIFE TO LIVE and RYAN’S HOPE before joining Y&R.
CBS Daytime Summer Sizzle: Justin HartleyAs the sharp-witted Adam Newman on The Young and the Restless, Justin Hartley finds himself in heaps of drama. But, in the real world, his life couldn't be any more different. Instead of courtrooms and corporate offices, the actor loves spending his free time swimming and traveling.
Justin chatted with CBS.com about his travel plans, how he stays cool when the temperatures rise, and what's in store for Adam this summer. Read on for all the details.
What are some of your favorite summer activities?
Justin Hartley: I'm with Chrishell [Stause] right now, and we're driving to Palm Springs. We're going to spend some time in the hot, hot heat and have some adult time. We go everywhere. Just the other day, we were going over the list of places we've gone over the past couple of years, like Mexico, Canada, Paris, and Brazil.
I also love having a pool. I'm a big water baby. I'm a pretty good swimmer, but I'm also a pretty good lounger.
What's the best trip you've ever taken?
Justin: Paris is really hard to beat. I had been there a couple of times before with my mom and my sister, but I went with Chrishell a while ago. We sprinkled in tourist and local spots. It's good to do both. I'm a big fan of the tourist spots, but there's something so cool about going where the locals go.
How do you stay active during the summer?
Justin: I love hiking in the summer. My girlfriend [Chrishell Stause] has me taking these bootcamp classes with her, and they're really tough. I'm a big fan of doing anything you can do outdoors.
How do you stay cool during the summer?
Justin: My daughter's a big fan of water balloon stuff, so we toss those at each other.
What's the one thing you have to do this summer?
Justin: I gotta move! I've got to get in a pool.
What can you tease about what's in store for Adam this summer?
Justin: The deck is stacked against Adam and it’s not looking good. Maybe he’ll out smart Victor but he’s got to figure this out.
Steve Burton Tries to Get His Daughter, Brooklyn, to Take a Nap — See the Adorable Video!(Video) Steve Burton (Dylan, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) may be a famous soap star, but he’s just like every parent when it comes time to get his kid to take a nap!
The actor shared a video of his futile attempts to convince nearly-two-year-old daughter Brooklyn that it was time for her to take a nap!
One look into her big, beautiful eyes and you just know this little angel gets whatever she wants — how could you deny that face?
Kelly Kruger Back To B&BKelly Kruger (ex-Mackenzie, Y&R), a.k.a Mrs. Darin Brooks (Wyatt), will be back to B&B as Eva, the Forrester International publicist, for a handful of episodes beginning July 27. “Yeah, she’s in the house, so to speak,” enthuses hubby Brooks. “The last time we were [traveling for the show], I was getting ready to pop the question [in Paris, France, in 2014], so to come back as husband and wife was really special!”
Angell Conwell Fights Back Against Body ShamingThe gorgeous Angell Conwell (Leslie, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) took to Twitter to fire back at body shamers and take pride in her appearance!
“Been curvy since I was 10,” the actress wrote. “Heavily hated on/misjudged with stereotypes and preconceived notions.”
Conwell also confessed that in her mid-20s, she “began to ‘cover up’ because I couldn’t take being misunderstood/labeled. Didn’t want the curves to distract from the work.”
But now that she’s in her early 30s, the stunner proudly declares, “Who cares?”
It’s an important message, and one that everyone should take to heart!
Eva Longoria Honors Selena Quintanilla: "She Was the Reason I Even Dared to Dream"We didn't see this powerful connection, until the actress pointed it out.
It's been 20 years in the making, when Eva Longoria moved to Los Angeles she walked on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and vowed to one day have a star of her own. Well, she got it!
Yesterday, they announced the celebrities that will be given their own stars in 2017 and the Telenovela star made the list of future honorees.
Longoria took to her Snapchat to announce the news to her fans in a very nonchalant manner, "Oh my God, you guys, I forgot to tell you…I'm getting a star!"
She continued, "and I'm so excited about it. I've dreamt of this day my whole life. This is so exciting. And I just couldn't wait to tell you guys, I'm on a plane right now, and I'm getting a star with Selena Quintanilla."
This is a big deal for Longoria, because both stars share almost identical roots. "With her, she was also selected, and she's from Corpus Christi like I am," she said. "So we're two Texas girls from the same hometown getting a star."
Fans rejoiced at the news of Selena receiving a star 21 years after her death. The Grammy Award winning singer was shot and killed by the president of her first fan club in 1995. She was 23.
Longoria then shared this touching post on Instagram, of herself and the Bidi Bidi Bom Bom singer, "I could never have dreamed that one day I would receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But even more ironic is that the same year I receive my star, so does my idol, my inspiration, my fellow Tejana, my fellow Corpus Christi native, Selena Quintanilla. She was the reason I even dared to dream that a better life was possible. And that that life didn't have to distance you from where you came from," she said. "So many people become famous and leave a place without ever crediting it with the role it played in shaping their lives. Selena was proud of being from Corpus Christi, Texas. And that made me proud to be from Corpus."
She continued, "She blazed the way for all of us and I will be forever grateful to her for not only that but for the pure joy I felt when I got to see her perform. Her smile, her charisma, her beauty put every single person who watched her under a spell. Thank you Selena. I know I will receive my star on the Walk of Fame because you dared to dream it first."
Once Longoria shared the connection, we felt all sorts of fuzzy feelings inside. If you take a step back, you realize that this recognition will mean a lot to so many different people. The people of Corpus Christi will be having a double celebration next year.
These are two Latinas that have helped paved the way for many, and that's quite an accomplishment in itself.
Maurice Benard Reunites With Former Castmate Steve Burton for His Birthday(Pic1, Pic2) A very special occasion reunited GENERAL HOSPITAL's Sonny and Jason!
Maurice Benard (Sonny) reunited with former GH co-star Steve Burton (ex-Jason; now Dylan, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) to help him celebrate his birthday, and shared a selfie with his good friend! “Always nice to catch up with Steve,” he wrote. "Happy birthday!"
Burton shared his own photo of the pals together, saying, “This guy took me out for my birthday. How could I refuse? Thanks brother!”
It’s great to see these two hanging out and having such a great time, since soap fans don’t get to see them together on screen anymore.
Kelly Sullivan Shares Details of Her New Series, TOO CLOSE TO HOME — And a Pic With Creator Tyler Perry!(Pic) Kelly Sullivan (ex-Sage, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS; ex-Connie, GENERAL HOSPITAL), is having a blast on the set of her new series!
The popular actress has been cast on the new TLC drama series, TOO CLOSE TO HOME, and shared a photo from the set with castmates Danielle Savre and Ashley Love-Mills flanking series creator Tyler Perry. “Our boss kicks ass,” she posted.
When the news of her new role was announced, Sullivan was overwhelmed with congratulations from fans and friends like Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Y&R), Julie Berman (ex-Lulu, GH), and Steve Burton (Dylan, Y&R; ex-Jason, GH). She also received a special message from former +GH+* scene partner **Maurice Benard (Sonny).
@MauriceBenard: @KellySullivanNY congratulations you are so talented??
@KellySullivanNY: Thanks Mo. I ?? U https://twitter.com/mauricebenard/status/745357670635315200 …
Sullivan has also revealed on Twitter that the first season of TOO CLOSE TO HOME will be eight episodes long, and will debut this August. She also shared a brief teaser for the series, which you can watch below!
(Video) As more details are released, we’ll be sure to let you know!
Soap Stars Selling Their HomesTwo soap stars are selling their homes, according to Variety.
Galen Gering (Rafe, DAYS) and wife, Jenna, have listed their 3 bedroom/4 bathroom Hollywood home for $1,695,000. For details, click here.
The site also reports that Y&R’s Melissa Ordway (Abby) and hubby, Justin Gaston (ex-Ben) have put their 3 bedroom/2 bath Studio City condo on the market for $550,000. For more, click here.
PRIME-TIME GIG FOR Y&R’S CAMRYN GRIMESCamryn Grimes (Mariah, Y&R) will be appearing on tonight’s episode of ANIMAL KINGDOM. “It was an amazing script and I was really excited to be a part of it,” enthuses Grimes. “It was definitely a daunting role but I was happy to take it on. And anything that Ellen Barkin is attached to, you know it’s got to be good.” Aside from Barkin, the TNT original series also stars Scott Speedman (ex-Ben, FELICITY) and Jake Weary (ex-Luke, ATWT), who is the son of Kim Zimmer (ex-Reva, GL) .
CORDAY, LONGORIA TO RECEIVE HOLLYWOOD STARSThe Hollywood Walk of Fame Honorees for the “Class of 2017” were announced today in Hollywood and DAYS’s Executive Producer Ken Corday and DEVIOUS MAIDS EP/Y&R alum Eva Longoria (ex-Isabella) are among the recipients. To see the full announcement, click here.
MICHELLE STAFFORD DEBUTS PODCAST(Podcast Link) SINGLE MOM A GO-GO, the new podcast hosted by Michelle Stafford (Nina, GH), will make its debut tonight (June 27); the actress reported that she will tweet out a link to the first episode (featuring DAYS’s Nadia Bjorlin, Chloe) tonight at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. “Explicit language… Don’t judge me,” she cautioned on Twitter. Of her new endeavor, Stafford told Digest, “It’s the most real that I have ever been and that’s what I want in the show; I want to be very real as we talk about the realities of being a woman, being a mother and navigating relationships.” Future installments will feature familiar daytime faces including Lauralee Bell (Christine), Emme Rylan (Lulu, GH) and Kassie DePaiva (ex-Eve, DAYS; ex-Blair, OLTL et al).
Justin Hartley Guests On Mistresses“What Happens in Vegas” – Alec makes a surprise visit and turns Karen’s life upside down when he reveals something new in his life. April and Marc butt heads when it comes to parenting Lucy, putting a strain on their relationship. Kate discovers her new love interest has close ties to Joss and Harry. Joss and Harry get invited to Las Vegas by Harry’s new business partner, Jonathan, and Joss snaps unexpectedly just before they are to be married.
Based on the hit UK television series of the same name, “Mistresses” airs MONDAY, JULY 11 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. The provocative and thrilling drama continues to focus on the scandalous lives of a sexy and sassy group of girlfriends, each on their own path to self-discovery.
“What Happens in Vegas” was written by Justin Lo and directed by Constantine “Gus” Makris.
“Mistresses” stars Yunjin Kim as Karen Kim, Rochelle Aytes as April Malloy, Jes Macallan as Josslyn “Joss” Carver, Brett Tucker as Harry Davis, Rob Mayes as Marc Nickleby and Tabrett Bethell as Kate Davis.
Guest starring are Justin Hartley as Scott Trosman, Corinne Massiah as Lucy, Ed Quinn as Alec Adams, Brian Gattas as Randy, Ella Thomas as Jackie, Alanna Masterson as Lydia, Amanda Brooks as Faith, Anna Bahram as Fiona, Teddy Vincent as Estelle, Andy S. Allen as Tim, Juan Alfonso as Process Server and Micky Shiloah as Reza.
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.
Ashley Jones’ Blog: And Baby Makes … Four?Read Ashley's Blog here.
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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