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Eileen Davidson’s brother dies(pagesix.com) Our condolences go out to “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Eileen Davidson.
Davidson, who for many years has starred as Ashley Abbott on “The Young and the Restless,” announced the passing of her brother at the age of 69.
“I’m here with a very heavy heart to share the news of another beloved family member passing away. Sadly, my eldest brother, John ‘Jack’ Davidson, left us suddenly last week at the age of 69,” she wrote this week on her blog for Bravo, which airs “Housewives.”
In the last year and a half, the CBS soap star, who is married to actor Vincent Van Patten, has dealt with the deaths of her sister and niece, as well as the passing of her father-in-law, the actor Dick Van Patten, and her husband’s cousin.
Davidson, 56, described her brother as “a brilliant man” with a “wicked sense of humor and a great love for his family.” A Vietnam veteran who studied at St. Mary’s College, he was involved in martial arts and “loved old cars and considered himself a ‘muscle car aficionado.'”
Eva Longoria Mimes Flo Rida's "Low" on Lip Sync Battle(Video) Apple Bottom jeans? Check. Boots with the fur? Check.
Eva Longoria made sure to cover all her bases for her Lip Sync Battle performance of Flo Rida and T-Pain's 2008 hit "Low." The 40-year-old Telenovela star went the extra mile by sporting a backwards ball cap and some major bling, helping her fully embody the woman in the rap song. Ahead of her episode, Spike TV released a snippet of her performance on YouTube Wednesday.
Longoria faces some stiff competition in the form of Hayden Panettiere. While she may be diminutive in size, the 5-foot Nashville actress went all out for her rendition of Moulin Rouge's "Lady Marmalade." Though Pattie LaBelle made the song famous in 1982, Panettiere opted for the remake released in 2001 featuring Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Missy Elliott, Mýa and Pink. Looking like Aguilera did in the Paul Hunter-directed music video, Panettiere, 26, proved she's a diva to be reckoned with. She had an ace up her sleeve, too, as Aguilera herself made a cameo.
Needless to say, the episode will be quite a showdown.
To see which other songs Longoria and Hayden Panettiere performed, watch Spike's Lip Sync Battle Thursday at 10 p.m., hosted by LL Cool J with "colorful commentator" Chrissy Teigen.
'The Young & the Restless Experience' set as fundraiser for LIFE Senior ServicesGet ready to mix, mingle or dine with stars from the popular soap opera during the upcoming “The Young & the Restless Experience” set for Feb. 20.
Stars Christel Khalil (Lily Winters), Daniel Goddard (Cain Ashby), Bryton James (Devon Hamilton) and Scott Elrod (Joe Clark) will be in Tulsa for the event, which will benefit LIFE Senior Services.
There are several ticket packages to choose from, according to press information.
Session 1 is “Daytime Drama Fun Facts and Stories” with a question-and-answer session with the actors from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tickets are $50.
Session 2, which cannot be purchased separately, involves time to: “Meet and Mingle” with the stars from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and includes a photo opportunity. Tickets for sessions 1 and 2 are $100.
Both of those sessions will be held at Destinations Executive Flight Center at R.L. Jones Airport in Jenks (enter south of 81st Street and east of Elwood Avenue).
Session 3 is the “Y & R Dinner Package” at 7 p.m. with the stars at the Summit Club, 15 W. Sixth St., in downtown Tulsa.
Tickets can be purchased at LIFE Senior Services, 5950 E. 31st St., or online at lifeseniorservices.org/YandR.
All proceeds benefit LIFE Senior Services, a nonprofit United Way agency serving seniors and family caregivers throughout northeast Oklahoma.
“The Young & the Restless,” which debuted in March 1973 and was the highest-rated daytime drama for 25 years, airs at 11 a.m. weekdays on CBS, channel 6, cable 1006.
Y&R ACTRESS ENDS RUNNow that Y&R’s Dr. Anderson is dead, her portrayer, Elizabeth Bogush, tweeted about her Genoa City experience. "Thanks to the talented cast, crew and writers on #YR, And thanks to the fans for your support!” Joshua Morrow (Nick) tweeted back, "You were awesome to share the stage with Liz.....#evilTwin??!!” Of her character’s misguided motivation, the actress tells Digest, "She always thought she was absolutely justified in what she was doing. She felt she was righting a wrong, which was so twisted." Look for the full interview with Bogush in an upcoming issue.
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Melissa Claire Egan Shares Her "Epic Night" at the Super Bowl(Pic1, Pic2, Video) Forget watching the Super Bowl on a big screen TV — Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) saw the game live and in person!
The actress shared her experience on social media, beginning with a cute selfie with hubby Matt Katrosar waiting for the game to start.
Next, she shared a video of the opening of the game with the jets flying overhead.
And finally, a smiling selfie after the game congratulating the Broncos on their win and calling it an “Epic night!”
Looks like Egan had great seats, and had an absolute blast! Wish we were there!
Sean Carrigan and Sharon Case Share Hilarious Backstage Video(Video) It looks like Sean Carrigan (Stitch, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) has a hidden talent!
Sharon Case (Sharon) posted a hilarious video to Instagram of her co-star giving her a touch-up in the soap’s makeup room.
“I take this very seriously,” Carrigan deadpans.
As the punchline, Case says she wants to look like Heidi Klum, but we think she already looks like a supermodel!
What happened to the kid from the Darth Vader, Volkswagen Super Bowl ad?(Video) When you’re Max Page, you get to talk with Harrison Ford.
In December, he was hired as the special correspondent for the television show “Inside Edition” for the red-carpet world premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
“I asked him how ‘Star Wars’ changed his life,” says Max, an 11-year-old from San Clemente, Calif.
“He said it allowed him to do the thing he loves to do: act in movies.”
And then Max looked at the star and smiled.
“How did I do?” Max asked, inquiring about his interviewing technique.
“You did great, kid,” Ford said with his trademark grin. “I see bright things in your future.”
The future didn’t always look so bright for Max Page.
He became famous in 2011 when, at age 6, he played Darth Vader in one of the all-time great Super Bowl commercials.
He starred in the Volkswagen commercial in which he wore the villain’s mask and walked around his house trying, unsuccessfully, to use the Force.
Nothing worked until he went outside and stood in front of the car. He put up his hands and the car suddenly started.
His reaction — he jumped back like he was surprised his powers actually worked — made him an instant sensation.
When news organizations unmasked the mini-Darth Vader in the week after the Super Bowl, they found that Max had a heart-wrenching story. He was born with a congenital defect called Tetralogy of Fallot, which meant he had four ailments in his heart at the same time.
“It’s a silent killer,” says his mother, Jennifer Page, who has become an advocate for heart awareness. Last week, she spoke in Washington, D.C., about the importance of a national registry for heart patients and increased funding for long-term research.
At 3 months old, Max had open-heart surgery. He’s had 11 surgeries in his young life, including two, in which a valve and a new pacemaker were inserted, in 2015. Now he’s healthy enough to play baseball. He’s in a hybrid home-school program with Heart Christian Academy in San Juan Capistrano in which he splits time at home and at the campus.
“Both his surgeries became the best-case scenarios,” Jennifer says.
When he meets actors like Ford or James Earl Jones, who signed an autograph saying “May the Force Be With You,” Max doesn’t get nervous. Max has a Darth Vader helmet with autographs from the cast of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
“I never get star-struck,” Max says. “I have more things in my life to be scared about.”
Today, he plays baseball in the Dana Point Pony League. He talks about the time, when he was 9, that he stole home. “I slid under the catcher’s glove,” Max says with a giant smile.
His father, Buck, is a golf pro. And the Page family lives on the edge of the Talega Golf Club. Max also remember his first birdie. “I was 7,” he says. “Hole No. 7 at Talega. I was in a bunker, and I one-hopped it into the hole.”
He is poised beyond his years.
Jennifer says his poise is what got him acting jobs.
“He was so directable at an early age,” she says. “I think it came from being in hospitals. He’s used to bright lights, having adults above you and tons of chaos. He’s never rattled.”
As an actor, he’s in demand.
Max appeared in 72 episodes of the soap opera “The Young and the Restless.” He’s been in the FX series “The Bridge,” which his parents says he couldn’t watch because it’s too scary. He was in the NBC show “Prime Suspect,” but it was canceled after one season. He recently shot his first starring role in “Secret Summer” for a family television network.
He and his mother have lobbied before senators and representatives in Washington, D.C., four of the past five years.
“Max leads the meetings,” Jennifer says.
Directors Guild AwardsTom McDermott was honored with the Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award, given to an Associate Director or Stage Manager. McDermott’s include Nightly News With Tom Brokaw, Today, Late Show With David Letterman and several Super Bowls, Olympics and NBA Finals in addition to his gig as full-time Stage Manager for The Young And The Restless.
GH Fan February VideoMichelle Stafford gives us the inside scoop on what sport she loves cheering for & why! #GHFanFeb (Video)
Don Diamont Makes Heartwarming Confession About His SonIt’s not uncommon for THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’s Don Diamont (Bill) to be approached by fans whenever he visits his son's college campus — but they're not just fans of the soap!
“The show is very popular there, so people know me as ‘Dollar Bill,’” Diamont concedes, “but they also know me as Zander’s dad.”
Diamont’s son, a promising back-up quarterback on Indiana University's football team, has continued to excite Hoosier fans by delivering big plays in clutch situations, like the impressive 79-yard touchdown he ran against Ohio State in early October.
“I was on my feet,” says the actor, who was in the stands that day. “All of a sudden, he’s in the end zone, and the stadium was just bedlam. Everybody was high-fiving me and slapping me on the back. I just had to sit down before I fell down!”
It was undoubtedly a proud moment for the senior Diamont, who says his son’s composure both on and off the field is what gives him the greatest satisfaction as a parent.
“I’m most proud of the fact that every time I’m on campus, person after person comes up to me and talks about what a good guy he is. These are strangers who may have crossed his path or asked him to take a picture at dinner. He’s always engaging with people, and that’s been the most gratifying to see.”
Catch up with Diamont as he reflects on his entire family’s football-packed fall in the latest CBS issue of Soaps In Depth, on sale now!
Eva Longoria Dishes on How She'll Spend Her First Valentine's Day After Her EngagementAlthough it's the first Valentine's Day for Eva Longoria and her new fiancés Jose Antonio Baston, since becoming engaged, the star says they are treating the day as they always have – with friends!
"We always have a Valentine's Day weekend – a couple's war weekend. So we invite a lot of couple friends of ours and we have this insane competition of like minute-to-win-it games," she told PEOPLE at the Public Display of Godiva campaign at the Godiva store in Glendale, California. "It's a fun weekend but it's definitely a competitive weekend," she continued.
While Longoria's invites have surely gone out for her Valentine's Day couples weekend, she hasn't even begun to think about invitations for her upcoming nuptials.
"[There's] no theme or location. No guest list. You know, I guess I keep advocating for eloping," the actress, 40, said.
The only thing Longoria has decided on is that it if there is a wedding, it won't be grandiose.
"I think we're going to do something really, really simple. We've both been married before, so there's not going to be a lot of pomp and circumstance," Longoria said.
Aside from planning a wedding, Longoria stays busy on her new NBC series Telenovela, which she stars in and produces. She also revealed that she will be guest starring in another show she produces, the season four premiere of Lifetime's Devious Maids. And who will she be playing?
"I play me. I actually play Eva Longoria – but a much heightened version. I'm kind of the a--hole version of Eva Longoria," she said with a laugh.
Daniel Goddard Shares Beautiful Wedding Anniversary Photo(Photo) Daniel Goddard (Cane, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) celebrated his wedding anniversary with an amazing photo flashback!
Yesterday, the actor posted a beautiful photo of himself and wife Rachael from the big day, writing, “13 years ago today, I married my best friend and the love of my life. Happy Anniversary, Rachael… I adore you!”
Their joy shines through in the photograph — even if Goddard’s face is half-hidden behind all that hair!
Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Eva Longoria and Elizabeth Banks Join Forces to Fight Sexism in Hollywood(Cover) Ever wondered what Hollywood's most fabulous women discuss when they get together for a casual wine and cheese night?
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly's "Beyond Beautiful" issue, we now get the chance to be a fly on the wall during a particularly candid conversation between Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Eva Longoria and Elizabeth Banks on all things women in the entertainment industry.
The powerhouse actresses, who also appear together on the mag's cover, swap stories and hatch plans for further world domination (well not really, but they might as well be).
On the pressures women face, Washington likened her experience to one felt by all minorities in the industry.
"It's this idea you have to be twice as good to get half of what they have," the Scandal star explained. "It's something that most black people I talk to, when they heard that line, it completely resonated with how they were raised and the messaged their parents gave them."
The outspoken star believes "the pressure to be extraordinary," is the "same for women," adding, "You just know, you have to be twice as good. In a way, until girls don't have that feeling, we will not have done our jobs."
Banks echoed Kerry's statements as well, recalling feelings of being "underused" when she first set out to act. "I'm competitive naturally as a human being. And suddenly I was in an industry that said, 'You can just sit over there and wait and we'll call you,' the Pitch Perfect 2 director revealed.
But even decades after establishing a successful career, Witherspoon expressed she still encounters "awful, terrible" scripts that place female characters on the back burner.
Offering one alarming example, the Oscar winner says after turning down a part, "[The filmmakers] said, 'Well this actress is chasing it, that actress is chasing it: three Oscar winners and two huge box office leading ladies.' And I thought, 'Oh, that's where we're at? You're fighting to be the girlfriend in a dumb comedy? For what?' And by the way, two Oscar winners did it."
As for any changes these leading ladies hope to see for women in the future?
In reference to events celebrating women in Hollywood, Washington believes, "It'll be so exciting when we don't have to do this because we're just equal players at the table."
For more, check out this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly on newsstands Feb. 5.
Jeff Branson & Blake Berris on Supergirl“Truth, Justice and the American Way” – Supergirl does battle with the deadly Master Jailer (Jeff Branson), who is hunting and executing escaped Fort Rozz prisoners. Also, Cat hires a second assistant, Siobhan Smythe (Italia Ricci), who immediately tries to one-up Kara, and Kara and James disagree over the DEO’s methods, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, Feb. 22 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. http://supergirl.byethost16.com/
GUEST CAST Includes: Italia Ricci (Siobhan Smythe), Jeff Branson (Master Jailer/Draper), Blake Berris (Gabriel Phillips).
Melissa Ordway Does The Hand Jive From Grease — See The Video!(Video) Melissa Ordway (Abby, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) got into the spirit for last night’s broadcast of Grease: Live!
The actress posted a video of herself doing the hand jive with husband Justin Gaston (ex-Ben, DAYS OF OUR LIVES). (Unfortunately, whoever was shooting the video cropped Gaston mostly out of the frame!)
You know, we could totally see Ordway playing Sandy!
Ashley Jones Got Married — Read The Details Here!Congratulations to Ashley Jones (Bridget, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL), who recently married boyfriend Joel Henricks!
Jones, who can currently be seen on GENERAL HOSPITAL as Parker, tells Soaps In Depth that they tied the knot in a quiet courtroom wedding. “It was just one of those things that we wanted to do,” she says. “I have quite a few friends who have done that. We’ll have a ceremony and party later, but the actual legality [is handled].”
In addition to the reception, there’s also the matter of a honeymoon to plan! “I’m not sure where we’re going to squeeze that in,” Jones admits. “We are going to try to do it, but then work came up, which is always good.”
Jones not only got herself a husband, but also a family in Henricks' young son, Huck. “I’ve been around a lot of children, but once it’s your journey and you have a human being in front of you and you want to become his friend and a guiding force in his life, it’s daunting,” she confesses. “It’s totally different and very real.”
Best wishes to the happy couple and for a lifetime of happiness together!
Heather Tom Directing Another Episode Of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL — Details here!(Photo) Heather Tom is slipping into the director’s chair for another episode of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL!
The actress, who had previously directed an episode of B&B that aired Jan. 5, posted a photo of a new script with her name listed as director!
The episode will tape Wednesday, Feb. 2, and is currently scheduled to air on Monday, Mar. 14. When a fan noticed Bill would be in the episode, they tweeted to Tom that she should enjoy directing her on-screen hubby, Don Diamont!
@GarbageFan98: @BBheathertom you get to direct @don_diamont! That should be fun! #BoldandBeautiful
@BBheathertom: @GarbageFan98 @don_diamont no kidding- he's totally going to give me a hard time!
Hopefully everything goes smoothly!
Victoria Rowell Stars In New Play — Details Here!Victoria Rowell (ex-Drucilla, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) is in Washington D.C. appearing in a new play!
The outspoken actress appeared on GOOD DAY DC to promote her new play, You Can’t Hurry Love along with the show’s writer and director, Patricia Cuffie-Jones. The show tells the story of a woman who wants her happily ever after, but will she be willing to wait for Mr. Right or will she ruin everything by settling for Mr. Right Now?
“I play the matriarch,” Rowell says of her character, Joyce. “I love my family and I want to control all things. But I also have the desire to be loved. So it’s about relationships. It’s about conflict and resolution… and family.”
She adds that her character is also searching for happiness of her own. “We also talk about older love,” Rowell reports. “Which we don’t explore a lot, and it’s really important.”
There will be a special live performance of You Can’t Hurry Love at Black Entertainment Television in Washington DC, this Saturday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m. Tickets are free, so you can click here for more information and to reserve your seats. And if you don’t live in the area, this performance is being recorded for a DVD, so we’ll let you when you can see that!
37th Annual Young Artist Award NominationsThe ceremony takes place March 13 at the Empire Ballroom at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City, California.
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Michelle Stafford Opens Up About Her Hectic Life — "It's a Little Crazy Sometimes"Michelle Stafford (Nina, GENERAL HOSPITAL) has a lot going on these days!
She’s got a new baby at home, a new business to build, a new season of her web series THE STAFFORD PROJECT to shoot, another web series SECRET MIND OF A SINGLE MOM to consider… and then there’s Nina.
“We're seeing a strong intelligent woman emerge,” Stafford says of her alter ego. “She’s never had any success in anything, so it’s so deep for her to actually succeed and be the boss at Crimson. It's all part of getting her life back.”
In the new ABC issue of Soaps In Depth, Stafford opens up about life with baby Jameson and his big sister Natalia and dishes all her outside ventures. “It’s a lot,” admits the busy lady. “It’s a little crazy sometimes. And exhausting. But I’m doing it. And Natalia and I are so in love with our little dude."
Y&R ALUM WELCOMES BABYCongratulations to Jessica Collins (ex-Avery), who recently welcomed a baby girl, Jemma Kate Collins Cooney, on January 23. She shared the happy news via Twitter, posting "Over the moon to finally share with you my greatest role: #Mommy @michaelcooney1 and I proudly present Jemma Kate Collins Cooney Born 1/23/16 #HappiestDayOfMyLife.” To see a photo of the happy new mom and her daughter, click here.
Hunter King Recurs on “LIFE IN PIECES,” THURSDAY, FEB. 11“Tattoo Valentine Pregnant Girlfriend” – When Tyler and Clementine (Hunter King) go to a guitar store, Tyler gets uncomfortable when the attractive salesman, Ian (Josh Groban), repeatedly hits on her. Also, Tim’s tattoo artist, Lois (Kat Von D) makes a spelling error on a tattoo he got as a Valentine’s Day surprise for Heather, Matt’s plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day with Colleen doesn’t go as well as he hoped, and Greg and Jen discuss whether they should have another baby, on LIFE IN PIECES, Thursday, Feb. 11 (8:31-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
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Hunter King And Melissa Ordway Share Their Best Touchdown DanceTHE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS stars Melissa Ordway (Abby) and Hunter King (Summer) are in the running for Best Touchdown Dance, and they need your help to win!
The actresses are participating in the CBS MVP Awards to help promote the upcoming Super Bowl, and taped a hilarious clip right in the parking lot of the Y&R studio!
Click here to visit the page and watch their video, then vote for them to win over the other CBS stars! Right now, they’re not in the lead!
DAYTIME EMMY PRENOMINATIONSNATAS has revealed the performers who are now in the running for Daytime Emmy nominations, having made it through the first round of judging to become prenominated. The next round of voting (which results in the actual list of nominations, as well as determines the eventual winners) is set to begin on February 22. Congratulations to all the prenominees, listed below!
(The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2016)
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Survivor Contestants Jeremy Collins and Joe Anglim, Dish on Costarring with Superfan Joshua Morrow on The Young and the Restless(Pic1, Pic2, Pic3) Okay, let's take a quiz.
You've just competed on a wildly successful season of Survivor. You've either won the game, or you've emerged as one of the fan favorites.
What's your next move?
Well, if you're winner Jeremy Collins or standout contestant Joe Anglim, you land a guest starring role on The Young and the Restless.
On Wednesday's episode of the long-running soap opera, the reality stars will play coffee shop patrons. They filmed their scenes in December with series star Joshua Morrow, who happens to be a huge fan of Survivor.
PEOPLE spoke with Morrow, Anglim and Collins about the episode – and how Morrow would do if he ever competed on Survivor.
So, Joshua, you're a big fan of Survivor
Morrow: Correction: I'm the biggest Survivor fan in the world.
Okay, fair enough. So who did you want to win last season? Jeremy, Joe or someone else?
Morrow: I was rooting for Jeremy the whole season. I loved the way he played last time and felt like he deserved it. He played a great, great game. I was amazed at how powerful he was in the game but was getting surprisingly few votes. The other players messed up and should have given him more attention. On the other hand, Joe was just a beast. He's an awesome guy, but I knew in my heart he couldn't win. He was just too good at the challenges and in the game. Survivor tends to get rid of the heroes early, and Joe was doomed. As soon as he lost, he had to go. I met them both and as a fan. I could not be more impressed with either of them. They are just two super quality humans!
What a diplomatic answer. Would you ever be interested in playing the game for yourself?
Morrow: I am dying to play Survivor. I am the most competitive person I know and am dying for the challenge. Its an incredible test of strength and will, both mentally and physically. I lie awake at night wondering if I could hack it. My dream is to try, but I am afraid that dream will never come.
Joe, if you were on a season of Survivor with Joshua Morrow, would you align with him or vote him off immediately?
Anglim: [Laughs] Well, being that Josh is a big fan and the fact that he is super athletic, you can be sure I would keep him around as long as possible! [Ed. note: We think Joe is lying.]
So which is harder: balancing an immunity idol on a tall pole, or trying to remember soap opera lines?
Anglim: Stick and poles may break my bones, but lines will never hurt me. That challenge broke me, so a hot cup of joe and soap opera lines were a little easier.
Jeremy, you're a firefighter in Massachusetts. What do you think the reaction around the station will be that you were on a soap opera?
Collins: I am trying to spread that I am on a soap opera to as many people as I can without it getting back to a single Cambridge firefighter! I'm just waiting for the backlash when I go to work after it airs. They are going to destroy me!
Indeed. So which food was better? The catering on the set, or reward challenge food on Survivor?
Collins: [Laughs] I honestly don't remember seeing any food on the set! But nothing can compare to some of those food rewards!
So which is more nerve-racking? Tribal council or trying to remember your soap opera lines?
Collins: Tribal council is one of the most nerve-racking moments of my life, but trying not to ruin a scene with Joshua Morrow and Joe Anglim is a close second!
Joshua, how is The Young and the Restless set similar to Survivor? Is there backstabbing?
Morrow: There are zero similarities between The Young and the Restless and Survivor. We're a total team sport. You can be great at your job, but you need lots of other people to be amazing for the show to really fly and it does! We are a well-oiled machine filled with talented people!
So, Joe, if The Young and the Restless offered you a regular role but wanted you to cut your hair, would you do it?
Anglim: Well, am I going to be the character that gets killed off in episode 4? Or is this a long term role? [Laughs]
Anglim: Truthfully, I plan on eventually cutting it and raising money to help support Phoenix Children's Hospital and several other pediatric charities I'm involved with, including Cheer 4 Your Life and Give Kids the World. So I'd definitely consider it!
Eileen Davidson Confesses She's Been In Abusive RelationshipsTHE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS star Eileen Davidson (Ashley) has opened up about her experiences as a survivor of physical abuse.
In a recent episode of THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS, the actress confessed to her past troubles and expanded on her experiences in her Bravo TV blog in the hopes of helping other people in the same position.
“I consider myself a strong woman,” she writes. “I’ve played strong female characters throughout my acting career. I think most people who know me would describe me that way. Because ‘strong’ doesn’t mean you can’t find yourself in an abusive relationship. It can happen to anyone.
“I know, because I’ve been in two of them,” Davidson adds. “Once when I was a teenager and again in my 20s. Maybe people might say I don’t ‘look like’ or ‘seem like’ the kind of person that this could happen to. The truth is, there is no stereotypical victim.”
The Emmy winner hopes that sharing her own struggle will inspire men and women in similar situations to seek the help they need to save themselves.
“If I can say anything to the many women and men out there who think there’s no way out,” Davidson says, “it would be: You are not alone. You can be strong. You can get help. You can leave. If anyone reading this needs help seeking help, please call the National Domestic Abuse Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).”
Hunter King Recurs Life in Pieces - Feb 4, 2016“Soccer Gigi TV Mikey” – When Joan’s freewheeling nephew, Mikey (Greg Grunberg), comes for a visit, the family members are on edge since nobody really likes him. Also, Tyler brings Clementine (Hunter King), to visit his great-grandmother, Greg and Jen find a solution to their sleeping woes, and Matt takes over for Tim as Sophia’s soccer coach, on LIFE IN PIECES, Thursday, Feb. 4 (8:31-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Eva Longoria and Other Stars Pose as Gay Couples to Share a Message of Love(Pic) Eva Longoria is spreading the love.
The actress is part of a bold and powerful project by French artist and photographer Olivier Ciappa in which the subjects pose as same-sex couples or families to combat homophobia.
In her shots, Longoria, 40, poses in an intimate embrace with singer Lara Fabian.
For the series, called "The Imaginary Couples," Ciappa also shot other straight actors, artists and athletes, including Sicario director Denis Villeneuve and Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Marc Vallée.
On his website, Ciappa explains he decided to create the photographs after a picture of himself, his partner and their baby was shared millions of times on the Internet, inspiring him to put together the series as a message of "peace and unity."
"Homophobia is the first symptom of a widespread ignorance of homosexuality, a distorted vision, sometimes fantasy," he explained. "So I wanted the viewer to confront the gentleness, the simplicity of these images in order to change their look, sweep their representations and keep only the essentials: love, nothing but love."
As for Longoria's real-life love story, the star got engaged to her beau José "Pepe" Bastón during a trip to Dubai this past December.
The couple have yet to announce any official wedding plans, but the Telenovela star recently told PEOPLE Now she wouldn't mind eloping so the ceremony is "free of guests and guest lists and things like that!"
"We call him 'Mr. Fancy Pants' because he always has a pocket square and a suit," Longoria added of her fiancé. "He's super stylish. He loves fashion way more than I do!"
Presenters at the SAG AwardsPresent at the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards will include Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore, Quantico's Priyanka Chopra, Eva Longoria, Tremblay's Room costar Brie Larson and Sarah Silverman.
The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at 8 p.m. ET.
Heather Tom To Appear On Primetime Series LUCIFERTHE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’s Heather Tom is doing a little moonlighting in primetime!
The actress shared news via social media that she was going to Vancouver to shoot an episode of the new FOX series, LUCIFER.
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Despite the show taking place in California, it films in Canada, but judging from the photo Tom posted from her hotel window, it looks like a spectacular location!
Loosely based on the comic series published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint, LUCIFER follows the ruler of Hell, who grows bored with his throne and decides to explore Los Angeles, helping the police punish criminals.
The show debuts on FOX Monday, Jan. 25, at 9 p.m. ET, but there’s no scheduled air date for Tom’s episode yet.
SURVIVORS GUEST ON Y&RSURVIVOR: CAMBODIA — SECOND CHANCE champion Jeremy Collins and fan fave Joe Anglim wash up in Genoa City this week when they make an appearance at Crimson Lights on January 27 on YOUNG AND RESTLESS. "My grandma is a soap lover and I always remember them playing as a kid growing up at her house,” Anglim tells Entertainment Weekly. "I felt honored to even be asked to be on the set.” Y&R’s Joshua Morrow (Nicholas), who shares a scene with the reality stars, tweeted a photo of himself with them, noting, “Thats my 'which of these dudes is holdin an idol' look.”
NEW DATES/CAST MEMBERS FOR GENOA CITY LIVE!Genoa City Live, a once-in-a-lifetime, live fan event dedicated to Y&R, has made cast and scheduling changes to its upcoming shows in Montclair, NJ and Westbury, NY. The show has added fan favorites Joshua Morrow (Nick) and Robert Adamson (Noah), and they will join Eric Braeden (Victor) Christian J. LeBlanc (Michael), Sean Carrigan (Ben) and Melissa Ordway (Abby), who were already scheduled. February 20 is the new date at The Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ; February 21 is the new date at The NYCB Theatre at Westbury, NY. All tickets (including post-show autograph and photo session) will be honored for the new dates. For more information go to www.genoacitylive.com.
Marisa Ramirez Expecting First Child(Pic) Marisa Ramirez is going to be a mom!
The Blue Bloods star is pregnant and expecting her first child in May, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.
“This was a complete surprise,” Ramirez, 38, tells PEOPLE. “Some mornings I wake up and forget I’m pregnant! It just seems like it was meant to be — a happy surprise.”
Another surprise is the baby’s sex: The mom-to-be is holding off on finding out — at least for now.
“I’m sure it won’t be much longer until we can’t take the suspense anymore,” she admits.
And while she has yet to tackle a pile of parenting books — “Some of the books have totally freaked me out and they have been thrown across the room,” she jokes — she’s getting plenty of support and advice from the cast.
“Donnie [Wahlberg] has known for awhile. He did a little happy dance when I told him and he’s been extremely supportive and sweet,” Ramirez says.
“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.”
But while her career has provided her with a constant support system, it’s also made indulging in her cravings a bit of a challenge.
“Because I’m an actress, I’m really hard on myself. It has been hard for me to give myself time to rest and not go to the gym after work or to allow myself to eat things that I don’t normally eat like croissants or Hamburger Helper,” she explains. “But I have been giving in to those cravings in moderation. In the first trimester, my body changing was so hard for me to accept. Now all I do is laugh about it.”
Fortunately, Ramirez hasn’t experienced morning sickness and other than “feeling constantly bloated and uncomfortable,” she is “feeling great” — and looking forward to her future.
“I get to experience this anticipation and excitement of meeting a child that will change my world forever and who will bring us so much joy,” she says.
JASON THOMPSON TO BE A DAD: "I'M VERY EXCITED!"Congratulations are in order for Jason Thompson (Billy, Y&R) and wife Paloma Jonas, who are set to become first-time parents in May. "It’s just another crazy change in the world of my world changing," the actor, who recently made the leap from GH to Y&R, tells Digest. "I'm very excited about it."
Joshua Morrow's Daughter Suffers Broken Leg(Pic) THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS’ Joshua Morrow (Nick) had some scary real-life family drama!
The actor tweeted, “Have I mentioned lately my deep hatred for trampolines?” along with a photo of his daughter, Charlie Jo, laying on the couch clutching her stuffed animals while showing off the bright pink cast on her broken leg.
We have no doubt that Morrow will take great care of his precious baby girl and she’ll have a speedy recovery from her unfortunate trampoline accident.
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.”
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Thad Luckinbill Produced Film Books Kevin SpaceyKevin Spacey has been set to star with Nicholas Hoult in Rebel in the Rye, the Black Label Media drama about the formative years of The Catcher In The Rye author J.D. Salinger. Empire exec producer Danny Strong is directing the script he adapted based on the Kenneth Slawenski biography JD Salinger: A Life. Hoult was set last fall to play Salinger as he progressed toward writing the seminal novel of the 20th Century. Spacey will play Whit Burnett, a professor at Columbia and editor of Story Magazine. He became a mentor and was the first to challenge the young Salinger, inspiring him to grow as a storyteller. Black Label Media is financing and Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill are producing alongside Bruce Cohen (who teamed with Spacey when they both won Oscars on American Beauty), Jason Shuman, and Strong. BLOOM began selling foreign at Toronto and CAA is repping North American rights.
This comes as Spacey and his Trigger Street partner Dana Brunetti prepare to take the reins of Relativity Media after Ryan Kavanaugh steers that company through bankruptcy and into reboot mode early next month. As Spacey told Deadline, he will continue to selectively act in feature productions and House of Cards, something he did while running the Old Vic. The fourth season of House of Cards begins March 4 on Netflix, and Spacey plays Richard Nixon in the Liza Johnson-directed Elvis & Nixon. He’s also filming Billionaire Boys Club and Baby Driver this year. Spacey is repped by CAA and Joanne Horowitz.
Black Label Media is hot off the Denis Villeneuve-directed Sicario and next up is the Jean-Marc Vallée-directed Demolition, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts for Fox Searchlight Pictures.
McKenna & Weber on NCIS: NO"Father’s Day” – Special Agent Pride opens his bar to the public with a Fat Tuesday party, but the celebration is cut short when he and Mayor Douglas Hamilton (Steven Weber) are both kidnapped from their respective Mardi Gras events and held hostage by an unknown assailant, on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Tuesday, Feb. 9 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Featuring performances by Glen David Andrews and Jon Cleary. GUEST CAST: Steven Weber (Mayor Douglas Hamilton), Lee Tergesen (Mike Spar), Chris L. McKenna (NOPD Officer David Tate).
Eva Longoria: ‘Telenovela’ “Has A Lot Of Hispanic Cues” But Intended For Everyone – TCAThere will come a time when a broadcast network having three primetime series with Latina leads will not be big news. This is not that time.
NBC held TCA Q&A sessions last week for Shades Of Blue with Jennifer Lopez, America Ferrera-starrer Superstore and Eva Longoria’s Telenovela. During the latter session, one TV critic noted, “When you think about the impact of shows like [Fox’s] Empire, one reason why they’ve had impact is because a huge number of black viewers watch the show, they showcase black culture, and a bunch of black viewers watch the show. It seems like it’s been harder for TV to figure out how to do that with Latino viewers, even when the show features Latino cast members.”
The critic asked Longoria, who stars in and exec produces Telenovela, if her new series is drawing “a lot of Latino viewers,” and “what’s the key to reaching especially second- and third-generation folks who may not be as tied to traditional television.”
After confirming her show is over-indexing with Latinos, Longoria agreed with the premise. “It’s very hard to program to Latinos,” she said. “I am not saying African Americans are a monolithic group, because they are not. They are very diverse as well. But Latinos are definitely not a monolithic group. When you have the Cubans and the Puerto Ricans, and Dominicans – if you see our cast, just our cast, we touch all of that and then some…If you tell an East L.A. story, sometimes the New Yorkians don’t get it. And I’m a Texican. So sometimes I don’t get either coast.
“I don’t think, ‘If you cast it, they will come’,” she said. “These roles authentically had to be Latino. They are on a telenovela. So casting this show was very different than stunt casting the Benetton ad.”
Longoria said the TV industry “automatically” comes to her “with content that is Latino-themed or have Latino cues, but I don’t think that you can program to Latinos. I don’t think Latinos like that. I think they want good shows.” She described Telenovela as a “great big broad comedy that has a lot of Hispanic cues in it, and so I think a general audience can enjoy it and understand it and laugh at it.”
The series scored a big commitment from NBC at the pitch stage — a 13-episode order if Longoria committed to star, and a pilot order if she didn’t. Longoria had been developing Telenovela through her Universal TV-based UnbeliEVAble at NBC for some time. Written/executive produced by Cougar Town co-executive producers Chrissy Pietrosh and Jessica Goldstein, it’s based on an idea by Longoria who plays diva Ana Maria, popular star of Latin America’s most beloved telenovela who strives to stay on top in that world.
Hunter King And Melissa Ordway Share Hilarious VideoAbby and Summer’s lives are full of drama on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS — but portrayers Melissa Ordway and Hunter King are clearly having a blast backstage!
While goofing around, the actresses took a silly selfie with a bunch of junk food they titled their own personal “hunger games” — although we think Ordway would enjoy that chocolate bar more if she took the wrapper off first! (Video)
But it was King’s Dubsmash post (with an assist from Ordway) that really had fans in stitches. We want to hang out with these girls! (Video)
How to Get Away With Murder Casts Wilson Bethel, Adam Arkin for 'Big' ArcThe rich just keep getting sicker on How to Get Away With Murder — and that’s good news for Annalise Keating.
ABC’s Thursday-night drama has lined up three new clients for Viola Davis’ hard-charging defense attorney — and they’ll be played by Wilson Bethel (Hart of Dixie, The Astronaut Wives Club), Adam Arkin (Chicago Hope, Sons of Anarchy) and Roxanne Hart (Hung).
Bethel has landed the role of Charles Mahoney, the Ivy League-educated son of Arkin’s Wallace (a Warren Buffet type who’s quiet and observant, but knows how to command a room when he chooses) and Hart’s Sylvia (a tough yet distinguished and smart socialite).
The new characters will crop up shortly after HTGAWM returns from its winter break on Feb. 11 (10/9c on ABC) — and there’s a chance they could still be in the mix in an all-but-inevitable Season 3.
“The Mahoney family plays a really big part in a legal case in our last six episodes,” showrunner Pete Nowalk tells TVLine. “They’re very wealthy people. It’s a murder case, and it involves Annalise in a big way.”
While Nowalk is reluctant to offer any further specifics about the Mahoneys, he adds that they’re not connected to any of Annalise’s prior clients or to the people in her inner circle.
Terrell Tilford on Madam Secretary“Invasive Species” – After his father’s death, Henry’s family uncovers shocking secrets that open old wounds for them, including his grieving sister Maureen (Kate Burton), who blames Henry for not spending enough time at home. Also, Russell keeps important information from Elizabeth’s team at the State department, on MADAM SECRETARY, Sunday, Jan. 31 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Emelyn Daly, Tim Daly’s daughter guest stars as his niece, Sarah McCord.
Guest Cast Inludes: Kate Burton (Maureen Ryan), Gary Basaraba (Tom Ryan), Terrell Tilford (Detective Michael Swanstrom).
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Teen Wolf Enlists Gilles Marini, Y&R Actor for Beastly Flashback EpisodePrepare to meet a few more people from the Argent family’s (very distant) past.
Gilles Marini (Switched at Birth) and Lachlan Buchanan (The Young and the Restless) will guest-star in Teen Wolf‘s Feb. 23 flashback episode, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Marini will play Sebastien, a French soldier who returns home to the countryside of Gévaudan, only to discover that a vicious beast — I’ll give you one guess which beast it is! — has been terrorizing the people he loves, including his younger sister.
“When Gilles was on set, he was excited to do the story,” executive producer Jeff Davis tells TVLine. “He’s French, and for his family, the Beast of Gévaudan was their Boogeyman. They would all tell stories about the Beast, so it was a very familiar character to him.”
Buchanan, meanwhile, will play Henri, a recluse from the Argent family line who lives alone in a forest grove. Described as “wise but guarded,” he knows quite a bit about the supernatural world (as any good Argent should).
As previously reported, this special flashback episode also features the return of Crystal Reed as Marie-Jeanne Valet, one of Allison’s bow-wielding — naturally — ancestors.
Eva Longoria Reveals Which Desperate Housewives Neighbors She's Still Close With—and Which Ones Have... Moved AwayDesperate Housewives may have been the show that kick-started Eva Longoria's A-list career, but that doesn't mean the Wisteria Lane vet is holding on to times past.
Talk show host Wendy Williams caught up with Eva on The Wendy Williams Show this week and couldn't help but ask the Telenovela star if she still kept in touch with her former Housewives cohorts.
"Yeah, Felicity [Huffman] and I live right next to each other, I saw her yesterday. Marcia [Cross] and I did some work together for some candidates, and we always stay in touch," the actress shared.
As for the whom she is not quite as desperate to dish with?
"I haven't seen Nicolette [Sheridan] or Teri Hatcher] in a while," Eva added.
But not for lack of like, we're sure. After all, the lovely leading lady has quite the packed schedule these days. With her recent engagement to media tycoon Jose Antonio Baston and a new show underway, it's not hard to see why the actress's social calendar may be taking a back seat.
Also very likely taking up some space on Eva's plate? Her handsome soon-to-be hubby's three children, ages 19 and 12 (twins no less!), who the actress raves are "wonderful." And Eva may just be gearing up to pop out some kiddies of her own. "I'm open to it," the actress revealed. "I know I'm already 40...but I love children and if it's in the stars, I will welcome it with open arms!"
The star is a tad less open to some other endeavors. Like, for example, a gargantuan wedding. Eva half-jested to Wendy that she is "advocating for no wedding. Eloping." But what the wedding dress? Perhaps a gorgeous gown designed by the star's gorgeous BFF Victoria Beckham?
"I don't know, I haven't even talked to Victoria about it," Eva spilled.
Aw, treat yourself, Eva! Success looks good on you.
‘Devious Maids’: Eva Longoria & James Denton Reunite In Season 4It will be a true Desperate Housewives reunion in Season 4 of Devious Maids. Exec producer Eva Longoria is set to guest star in the fourth season premiere of the Lifetime series and will be reuniting with her former Desperate Housewives’ co-star James Denton (The Good Witch), who’s signed on for a recurring role. Also joining as a recurring is Latin American star Sol Rodriguez (Tierra de Reyes), and Nathan Owens, who joined last season in a recurring role has been upped to series regular for Season 4. Production begins later this month in Atlanta.
No details, but Lifetime says Longoria will make a one-time guest appearance in the season premiere. Denton, who played plumber Mike Delfino in Desperate Housewives, will play Peter, the charming, confident head of a movie studio who falls hard and fast into a new relationship this season. Rodriguez is Daniela, a sexy, fun, and unpredictable Latina in her 20’s who loves to stir the pot. She arrives in Beverly Hills with dreams of stardom and is easily tempted by the fabulous lifestyles of the rich and famous. They join returning cast Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez, Judy Reyes, Susan Lucci, Grant Show, Rebecca Wisocky and Tom Irwin.
Inspired by the hit telenovela, Ellas son… la alegría del hogar, Devious Maids is produced by ABC Studios. The series was created by Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives) and is executive produced by Cherry, Sabrina Wind (Desperate Housewives), Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives), Brian Tanen (Desperate Housewives), Curtis Kheel, Larry Shuman (Kissing Miranda), David Lonner, John Mass, and Televisa USA’s Paul Presburger and Michael Garcia.
‘Supergirl’ Casts DC Comics Characters Indigo & Master Jailer – TCA(Almost Human's Supergirl Fan Site) Laura Vandervoort will play the recurring role of Indigo, described as a living, strong-willed supercomputer that was sentenced to Fort Rozz after turning against the people of Krypton. Now on Earth, Indigo will let nothing stand in her way. At Comic-Con, Vandervoort, who played Supergirl/Kara Zor-El on Smallville, disclosed that she was in negotiations to make a cameo appearance on CBS’ Supergirl.
Jeff Branson (The Young And The Restless) has been cast in the recurring role of Master Jailer. As the forceful and unrelenting jail guard on Fort Rozz, Master Jailer showed no mercy. Now on Earth, he is hellbent on catching all of the Fort Rozz escapees and brutally bringing them to justice.
The announcement was made today during WBTV’s Supergirl session at the Television Critics Association Winter 2016 Press Tour on the Warner Bros. Studios lot.
Co-showrunner Andrew Kreisberg also announced that episode 13 will be an adaptation of the Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons 1985 Superman comicbook For The Man Who Has Everything, but with a Supergirl angle. The name of the episode will be “For The Girl Who Has Everything” In the comic book, Superman is in a coma, no thanks to alien tendrils around him. He dreams of happy life on his destroyed planet of Krypton, married with children. EP Greg Berlanti acknowledged that when Supergirl’s friends find her in the episode, she’s in a vegetative state. Berlanti said when Kreisberg boarded Supergirl, he wanted to head the narrative in a direction toward the Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons comic book to “that moment in a journey where Kara had to fight for the life she had back.”
Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Kara Zor-El/Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow “Winn” Schott, with David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onzz and Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant.
The series hails from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. It airs Mondays at 8 PM/7C on CBS.
CBS DAYTIME ENDS THE YEAR WITH RECORD HIGH RATINGS“The Bold and the Beautiful” Delivers Its Largest Average Weekly Audience Since February 2007
“The Price is Right” Has Its Biggest Audience Since January 2014
“Let’s Make a Deal” and “The Young and the Restless” Posts Their Biggest Audiences Since February 2015
CBS’s daytime programs notched record high ratings during the final week of 2015, led by THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL which delivered its largest average weekly audience since February 2007, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Jan. 3, 2016.
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL averaged 4.22 million viewers, 1.6/08 in women 25-54, its best delivery in the demographic since the week ending June 19, 2015 and 1.0/06 in women 18-49, its best delivery in the demographic since the week ending Nov. 13, 2015.
THE PRICE IS RIGHT 1 (6.03m) and THE PRICE IS RIGHT 2 (6.95m) both were best viewer delivering since the week ending Jan. 31, 2014. Among women 18-49, THE PRICE IS RIGHT 1 averaged 1.1/07, its best delivery in the demographic since the week ending Jan. 24, 2014, while PRICE 2 had its best women 18-49 rating since Feb. 7, 2014, averaging 1.3/08.
LET’S MADE A DEAL 1 (3.54m) and LET’S MAKE A DEAL 2 (4.16m) both marked highest average weekly ratings since the week ending Feb. 20, 2015.
Soap Opera Writer Melissa Salmons Honored by Writers Guild(variety.com) The Writers Guild of America East has selected soap opera specialist Melissa Salmons as the recipient of its Richard B. Jablow Award for service to the guild.
The award will be presented at the 68th annual Writers Guild Awards at the Edison Ballroom in New York City on Feb. 13. The award honors Richard B. Jablow, who helped found the WGAE, authored its constitution and served as its first counsel.
Salmons has won Daytime Emmy Awards for “Guiding Light” and “As the World Turns.” She also has won Writers Guild Awards for those two series along with “Days of Our Lives” and “The Young and the Restless” and received another 11 WGA nominations.
She has served two terms on the WGA East’s council and has served on multiple committees, including the MBA negotiating committee, the elections committee and was co-chair of the future members committee. She is currently a trustee of the Writers’ Guild-Industry Health Fund and the Producer-Writers Guild of America Pension Plan.
“Melissa Salmons has been a staunch and highly active member of the Writers Guild, East, serving on our council, the 2007 MBA negotiating committee, and as a trustee of the Writers’ Guild-Industry Health Fund and the Producer-Writers Guild of America Pension Plan,” said WGA East President Michael Winship. “These roles – not to mention her skills as good friend, tireless organizer and thoughtful inciter of ideas and enthusiasm — exemplify everything the Jablow Award was created to honor.”
THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS Casts Jared Breeze As Stitch's Son(Pic) That’s Jared Breeze who is now airing as Stitch’s son, Max, on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS!
In case Stitch’s life wasn’t complicated enough, his estranged son has reappeared in his life. And making it more difficult for Stitch to reconnect with his little boy is the fact that Max is insisting that his daddy's new wife has killed his old one!
Breeze has made appearances in TV series such as WE ARE MEN and THE JIMMY KIMMEL SHOW as well as numerous national television commercials. His role is recurring, but the kid is taking center stage right now as he turns his dad’s life upside down!
For more on Y&R, check out CBS Soaps In Depth Magazine!
Wilson Bethel on Criminal Minds“The Bond” – The BAU searches for a motive and an UnSub when victims are found in truck stop restrooms along highways throughout the South, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Jan. 27 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Cast cast Includes: Wilson Bethel (Randy Jacobs)
Eva Longoria 'Would Like to Elope' with Fiancé Jose Antonio BastonShe'll likely end up with a "big, fat Mexican wedding," but Eva Longoria actually longs for a far more intimate affair when she marries new fiancé Jose Antonio Baston.
"We haven't even discussed it. I mean, I would like to elope," the Telenovela star tells PEOPLE Now, laughing. "Free of guests and guest lists and things like that!"
And don't expect the actress to be a bridezilla: She actually expects Baston, 47, to be more involved in planning their special day.
"We call him 'Mr. Fancy Pants' because he always has a pocket square and a suit," says Longoria, 40. "He's super stylish. He loves fashion way more than I do!"
The couple got engaged last month during a romantic trip to Dubai, and Longoria calls the moment the businessman bent down on one knee to pop the question "beautiful and memorable and everything you want a proposal to be."
Telenovela airs Monday at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
Jon Lindstrom Shares Romantic Holiday Photo(Pic) GENERAL HOSPITAL star Jon Lindstrom (ex-Kevin) enjoyed a holiday lunch with his wife, Cady McClain (Dixie, ALL MY CHILDREN) and commemorated it with a selfie!
"Took my lady for a holiday lunch and one last pic with a Christmas tree," Lindstrom captioned the sweet pic.
McClain retweeted his photo, adding, “That’s me and my baby! Love him soooo much.”
The couple — who CBS fans will know better as AS THE WORLD TURNS’ Craig and Rosanna — seem happier than ever together!
Eva Longoria Opens Up About Fiancé Jose Antonio Baston, Jokes About Their "Big, Fat Mexican Wedding" PlansEva Longoria is in no rush to marry Jose Antonio Baston.
The actress got engaged to the president of content and television at Grupo Televisa late last month, and at least for now, Longoria hopes they can enjoy their engagement rather than plan every detail of their wedding day. Asked about her fiancé on NBC's Today Monday, the TV star gushed, "He's amazing! He's gorgeous and really the kindest human being I've ever met. And he's really private! So, I never talk about him, because he's always like, 'Don't talk about me!'"
Savannah Guthrie joked, "We don't want to be the source of your first fight."
Somehow we don't think Baston will be too upset with Longoria. After all, she had only the nicest things to say about him. Later, when asked about setting a wedding date, she admitted that it's the furthest things from their minds. "We haven't even discussed it. I'm still in the glow of the engagement," she said. Then, describing the proposal, she said, "It was such a surprise. It was in Dubai and it was in the desert. We're still absorbing that moment. I'm still applauding him for how beautiful and amazing it was, then we'll talk about the big fat Mexican wedding."
Longoria was on Today to discuss her new NBC sitcom, Telenovela, in which she plans a Spanish soap opera star who doesn't speak Spanish. "I was developing it in my production slate, and when the first draft came in, it was so funny," she said. Longoria explained that she originally did not plan to play the "vulnerable and "crazy" Ana Sofia, but she "fell in love" with the role. "I knew I was going to go back to TV one day," she said, "but the bar was set so high from Desperate Housewives that I was like, 'I don't know.' I was a little gun-shy, and I loved the time off!"
Telenovela airs Mondays at 8:30 ET on NBC.
Details On THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Wedding — See Abby's Dress Here!(Pic1, Pic2) THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' costume designer Elif Inanc is dishing all the secrets behind Abby’s gorgeous wedding gown!
In an exclusive interview with CBS, Inanc confides that while they were initially planning on creating two looks — one for the wedding, and another for the reception — they realized they could have their cake and eat it, too!
“In the end,” she says, “I decided on one dress that can have two looks with a removable skirt. In one moment it’s elegant and sophisticated, and the next it’s short and sassy.”
The chantilly lace came from New York City, the silk tulle came from England, and seamstress Kay Wataguchi helped put it all together to create the stunning final product worn by Melissa Ordway on screen!
Don’t miss the special behind the scenes feature on Abby and Stitch’s wedding in the new CBS issue of Soaps In Depth, on sale now!
Melissa Claire Egan Gets An Unexpected Surprise During Date Night(Pic1, Pic2) It looks like THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS’ Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea) had fun at Cirque Du Soleil — but maybe not as much as her husband!
The actress tweeted out a selfie at the contemporary circus’ latest production, Kurios, in Los Angeles, along with her spouse Matt Katrosar, who ended up being a part of the production!
“Hubby was picked to get the lights on and show started at Cirque tonight!” she wrote.
Adrienne Frantz Shares Beautiful Baby Pictures(Pic1, Pic2) Too cute!
THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS and THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL star Adrienne Frantz (ex-Amber) and her husband Scott Bailey (Sandy, GUIDING LIGHT) recently welcomed their daughter Amélie on December 1 — and have been sharing adorable photos on social media ever since!
“I got what I wanted for Christmas!” the actress wrote on Instagram in one photo.
"I am so in love! #bestchristmaspresentever #babyAmélie," she captioned another shot.
Kate Linder Helps Decorate Rose Parade Float For Shriners Hospitals(Pic1, Pic2) When you’re watching the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day, keep in mind that Kate Linder (Esther, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) helped with one of the floats!
“Putting finishing touches on LA Shriners float,” she wrote on Twitter along with an adorable photo. “Can’t wait to see the float in Rose Parade!”
She also shared another photo of herself on Instagram posing along with some of the roses used to create the eye-catching floats for the parade.
You can see Linder’s handiwork on the float for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Los Angeles when the Rose Parade airs Friday, January 1, at 8:00 a.m. PST on ABC.
Melissa Claire Egan Shares Embarrassing Childhood PhotoWhile home for the holidays, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea) shared a blast from the past!
There's nothing like visiting parents at the holidays and looking over old family photos. Of course, some of the memories can be downright mortifying! And while it's usually the parent who embarrasses their kid by sharing the photos, this time the actress shared the pic herself!
"Home for the holidays brings joy," Egan wrote on Twitter. "But also reminds you of how your parents tortured you with that bowl cut!"
We think she looks just as beautiful in this childhood photo as she does now, but see for yourself! (Pic)
Y&R ALUM ENGAGEDScott Elrod (ex-Joe, Y&R), who announced last week that he is expecting his first child with girlfriend, Vanessa, proposed to her for the holidays. "Merry Christmas everyone," he posted on Instagram. "She said RingYES!!! Thanks for the matching @tipsyelves #onesie@robert_herjavec #proposedintheonesie#easiertogetononekneeinthisthing#imhitched #squadgoals#dontmindthedeer #pg13." See the duo in their matching onesies here. Co-star Doug Davidson (Paul) tweeted, "Awesome!!!! Lucky dude!!!" Congratulations to the happy couple!
'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).
Agent Carter: Lyndsy Fonseca's Angie Will Return... In an Unusual WayAgent Carter‘s gal pal will be making a rather surreal comeback.
Lyndsy Fonseca, who was conspicuously missing from the Season 2 cast announced at New York Comic-Con, is now slated reprise her role as Angie Martinelli — but not in the real world. (Or, as real as Los Angeles can be.)
While it would make sense for the aspiring actress to join Peggy et al for the trip to L.A., the new setting of the upcoming run, Angie actually will appear in a dream sequence, EW.com reports.
“Episode 8 ends with a cliffhanger where Peggy and Jarvis get in big trouble and are knocked out,” exec producer Michele Fazekas tells the site. Episode 9 then picks up with a black-and-white song-and-dance vision in which Angie is saying “the things that Peggy maybe can’t say to herself.”
Agent Carter Season 2 debuts Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 9/8c with back-to-back episodes.
Kristoff St. John And Victoria Rowell Screen New Movie In Jamaica(Pic1, Pic2, Pic3) THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS stars Victoria Rowell (ex-Dru) and Kristoff St. John (Neil) recently spent time in Jamaica for a fundraising screening of their new movie!
The former Y&R co-stars appeared together in the new TV movie A Baby For Christmas, and traveled quite a ways to help raise money for charity! Rowell tweeted a photo of herself and St. John with the caption, "Kingston, Jamaica screening of A Baby For Christmas was a successful toy drive anchor for Glen Hope Home."
She also posted a beautiful scenic shot of the Blue Mountains and one of herself looking out over the gorgeous foliage.
Check out her personal photos below, and be sure to tune in to an encore airing of A Baby For Christmas on UP on Thursday, December 24, at 11:00 p.m. ET!
Debbi Morgan To Appear In New Lifetime MovieTwo soap alums will be featured in the new Lifetime movie Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart!
Based on Braxton's bestselling memoir, the film follows the singer's journey from her discovery by producers L.A. Reid and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds to superstardom, with all the personal and public drama along the way.
Lex Scott Davis will be playing Braxton herself, with ALL MY CHILDREN's Debbi Morgan (Angie) as the Grammy-winning star's mother, Evelyn. And Gavin Houston (Remy, GUIDING LIGHT) was tapped to portray Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds.
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart premieres Saturday, January 23, on Lifetime.
Michelle Stafford's New MovieGENERAL HOSPITAL's Michelle Stafford (Nina) 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!
Y&R ALUM TO BE A DADScott Elrod (Joe) announced on his Instagram page that he and his girlfriend Vanessa are expecting their first child together. He wrote, "Sending love to everyone who has influenced me as it has added to who I have become as my #1@vanessa_vazart and I have been blessed with a little peanut and now I get the greatest give of all which is to channel that love to him. Mom Dad x2 I love you and thank you! @vanessa_vazart U r are my mirror image I love you. #imgonnabeadad#catsouttathebag#textfrommomafteritoldhershesgonnabeagrandma#mymomrocks”
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.
Get Up Close And Personal With The Stars Of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESSGenoa City Live is a fan event dedicated to celebrating over four decades of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, and tickets for two new East Coast dates are now on sale!
Y&R stars Eric Braeden (Victor), Melissa Ordway (Abby), Sean Carrigan (Stitch) and Christian Jules LeBlanc (Michael) will be appearing to spill all the secrets about the soap and answer your questions. There's also a post-show two-hour autograph and photo session with the actors!
The tour will hit Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ on Saturday, January 23, and Theatre At Westbury in Westbury, NY on Sunday, January 24. For more information on the tour and to purchase tickets, click here.
But that's not all! We've got a link to a Groupon that will knock $23 off the ticket price! If you're interested in that, click here, but those will only be available for a limited time, so don't delay!
Y&R’s ELROD TO GREY'S ANATOMYScott Elrod (Joe, Y&R) will appear in an upcoming episode of GREYS ANATOMY. The actor tweeted, "Great to be back on #abc prime time, and beyond thrilled that I'm wearing a white coat!” along with this photo of the entrance to Grey + Sloan Memorial Hospital.
Find Out How You Can Meet Your Favorite GENERAL HOSPITAL StarsFor the first time, GENERAL HOSPITAL fans in Nashville and Atlanta are going to be able to get up-close and personal with their favorite stars!
Soap Fantasy Events has announced that there will be GH Fantasy Events held in the two cities featuring Laura Wright (Carly), Tyler Christopher (Nikolas), Ryan Paevey (Nathan), Michelle Stafford (Nina) and Finola Hughes (Anna).
General admission includes Q&A's, interviews and fan fun. VIP tickets also include a personal photo op with the group of actors (bring your own camera!), and the Platinum ticket also includes an additional two-hour meet-and-greet with the actors for autographs and photo ops as well as premium seating at the show!
For tickets to the Nashville event on Saturday, April 16, at Zanies Comedy Club, click here.
For the Atlanta event on Sunday, April 17, click here!
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.
Max Ehrich Joins Hulu’s ‘The Path’Max Ehrich (Under The Dome) has landed a recurring role in Hulu’s original drama series The Path from Jason Katims’ True Jack Prods. Created by Jessica Goldberg, The Path examines Eddie (Aaron Paul) and Sarah Lane (Michelle Monaghan), a couple at the center of a controversial movement struggling with relationships, marriage and power, with each episode taking an in-depth look at what it means to choose between the life we live and the life we want. Ehrich will play Freddie Ridge, the drug-addicted teenage son of a wealthy family, whose parents offer to make a donation to the cult in exchange for his rehabilitation. Ehrich is repped by Gersh, Anonymous Content and Bloom Hergott.
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.
DAYTIME EMMY DATES ANNOUNCEDThe 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2016, NATAS announced today. The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony will take place on Friday, April 29, 2016. Venues are still to be determined. “Daytime television continues to evolve and each year I am humbled by the depth of talent and production that takes place day in and day out in our industry,” said David Michaels, Senior Executive Director, Daytime Emmy Awards in a statement. “With the proliferation of new programming and the continuous innovations in how, where and when we watch Daytime television, I am looking forward to another year of growth and excellence for the Daytime genre.”
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.
Y&R is on PinterestThe Official Y&R Pinterest account is up and running at pinterest.com/officialyandr!
Not a Pinterest user yet? Pinterest is a virtual pinboard that lets you organize and share things you find on-line, such as favorite fashions, decorating ideas and recipes. You can also check out boards created by other people who share your interests.
A "pin" is an image you add to Pinterest. Your pin can be added from a website using the "Pin it" button, or you can upload images from your computer. A board is a set of pins.
Current Y&R boards focus on "super couples," fashion, and some of Genoa City's favorite citizens. Have fun and happy pinning!
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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