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CBS'S TOP-RATED DAYTIME LINEUP POSTS NOVEMBER GROWTHCBS's top-rated daytime lineup posted year-to-year November sweep growth in viewers and key women demographics, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the November 2013 sweep.
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Y&R, B&B Stars Expecting A Baby!Congratulations are in order for real-life loves Robert Adamson (Noah, Y&R) and Linsey Godfrey (Caroline, B&B), who are expecting their first child together. The actor posted a sonogram on his Facebook page yesterday, noting, "Guess What?! How do I tag a future family member? Should I make it a page? — with Linsey Michelle." And then another that said, "It got a little Bigger!!! In 10 minutes... Jk.. 11 1/2 weeks today. — with Linsey Michelle." To see the photos, go to: https://www.facebook.com/robert.g.adamson.9
Writers Guild NomineesThe Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio, promotional writing, and graphic animation during the 2013 season. The winners will be honored at the 2014 Writers Guild Awards on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.
Days Of Our Lives, Written by Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon, Christopher Dunn, Janet Iacobuzio, David A. Levinson, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Melissa Salmons, Christopher J. Whitesell; NBC
General Hospital, Written by Michelle Altman, Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Jean Passanante, Elizabeth Page, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Chris Van Etten; ABC
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"THE PRICE IS RIGHT" ANNOUNCES CELEBRITY GUEST MODELS FOR DECEMBERTHE PRICE IS RIGHT has announced its lineup of celebrity guest models for December. Daytime's #1-rated series and the longest-running game show in television history will continue to welcome television personalities and CBS Daytime stars as celebrity guest models throughout the season, weekdays (11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, ET; 10:00-11:00 AM, PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Wednesday, Dec. 4 Lawrence Saint-Victor (THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL)
Friday, Dec. 6 Melissa Ordway (THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - Rebroadcast
Monday, Dec. 9 Melissa Ordway (THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS), Pet Adoption Week
Friday, Dec. 13 Lawrence Saint-Victor (THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL), Pet Adoption Week
Tuesday, Dec. 17 Melissa Ordway (THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS)
Wednesday, Dec. 18 Karla Mosley (THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL)
Thursday, Dec. 26 Daniel Goddard (THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS)
Paul Walker Died from Effects of Traumatic and Thermal Injuries, Autopsy ConfirmsAutopsy results released Wednesday reveal that Paul Walker died from combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries.
His friend Roger Rodas, who witnesses say was driving the vehicle that crashed and killed both men on Saturday, died from multiple traumatic injuries.
The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner conducted an autopsy on both bodies on Tuesday. Both deaths were ruled accidents. A toxicology analysis is still pending and could take weeks to complete.
Walker and Rodas died after a special-edition Porsche crashed into a light pole, two trees and a sign noting the street's 45 m.p.h. speed limit.
An investigator says their car was going at least 90 m.p.h. when it crashed.
Walker was participating in the Reach Out WorldWide charity car show before he died. Friends told PEOPLE he was excited about the toys his charity was collecting for children affected by Typhoon Haiyan and tornadoes in the Midwestern U.S.
He is survived by his 15-year-old daughter Meadow Rain.
'Criminal Minds' Shemar Moore drinks wine, flirts on TwitterZap2it: You were social-media ambassador this year for the Emmy Awards, which aired on your home network, CBS. What appeals to you about being out there on Twitter, Facebook, etc.?
Shemar Moore: Now that I'm more and more into it, it is nice, because with everything I've done in almost 20 years of my career, I get to introduce myself to fans on my terms. So, it's not me on "Ellen" or this movie or TV show or whatever. That's a part of me, but it's the character I'm playing.
Zap2it: Don't you risk getting overexposed?
Shemar Moore: Of course, I'm not going to give them everything, because it's my life, but they get a better sense of me, and I get to promote positive things. So I can get on there and flirt and be silly. I can put up halfway, wannabe sexy pictures of myself or play with my dogs. They get to see a day in the life of me, but on my terms. It's been kind of fun.
Zap2it: Obviously, you don't do all of the social-media work for your Baby Girl clothing line, but how often is it really you responding?
Shemar Moore: I'm very active. I get in there. I do my little Shemar Moore Tweet Sprees. I'll just randomly sit down with a glass of wine. I'll go to the bottom of my feed, and I'll go through Twitter and just answer, one by one, every fan for two hours, until my thumbs run out of gas.
The Biz: Why Soaps Are Bubbling(tvguide.com) Like a popular dead character suddenly coming back to life, the rising ratings of the remaining daytime dramas are a major surprise of the TV season.
All four soaps are seeing growth in total audience and at least one of the younger demographic categories (women ages 18 to 49 and women ages 18 to 34) that are important to advertisers. On CBS, The Bold and the Beautiful is up 12 percent in total viewers this season, giving the show its best start since 2007, while The Young and the Restless recently had its largest weekly audience since February 2012. In November, ABC's General Hospital hit a two-year ratings high among women 18 to 49. NBC's Days of Our Lives is up 12 percent among women 18 to 49 and recently had its biggest weekly audience since February 2011.
It looked like the genre was headed for extinction after ABC axed All My Children and One Life to Live in 2011. Since 2008, the number of soaps has shrunk from nine to four, and three years ago CBS cut the license fees it paid for The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless before giving the shows multiyear renewals.
So how are the remaining series — which have been on the air for an average of 41 years — making a comeback at a time when viewers have a seemingly endless array of choices? The biggest enemy of serialized dramas has long been lapsed viewers who, after missing some episodes, fall out of the habit of watching daily. But DVRs, which are now in 48 percent of households with TVs, are making it easier for people to catch up and stay connected to continuing storylines (the technology has also given serialized primetime dramas a boost). "We do see lifts from DVR viewing," confirms Angelica McDaniel, senior vice president for daytime programming at CBS. "Soaps are bigger than game shows or talk shows in daytime." As an executive at another network puts it: "Soaps are the ultimate DVR show."
CBS is also benefiting from the same-day cable airing that Y&R gets on TVGN, which is now 50 percent owned by CBS. Y&R is the highest-rated program on the network; B&B joined the lineup on Dec. 2.
General Hospital, Days of Our Lives, Y&R and B&B are also picking up viewers from All My Children and One Life to Live (which were briefly revived online before being canceled again.) "There are daytime fans who like the routine of watching during the day," says McDaniel. "Those people were looking for a new home."
Fans of All My Children and One Life to Live hoped they would get to keep up with their favorite characters when production company Prospect Park purchased the rights for the shows from ABC in order to relaunch them on the Internet. Many key actors returned when the revived shows debuted in April. But after less than a month, Prospect Park cut the run from four episodes per week to two, and after the company sustained losses of $30 million, production was suspended in late summer. (Prospect Park has filed a lawsuit against ABC, claiming that the network failed to live up to the licensing agreement by hindering efforts to promote the shows and by killing off two OLTL characters who briefly appeared on General Hospital.)
There are fewer soaps on their schedules, but the networks are making a stronger effort to promote them. "For about a decade, daytime television was losing about a tenth of a ratings point every year, and it was accepted thinking that you couldn't fight it," says McDaniel. "I said, 'We're not going to accept this fate.'" CBS's The Price Is Right and The Talk have become regular promotional stops for stars of Y&R and B&B. Both series employ social media to generate interest and often show up as trending topics on Twitter.
Amped-up storytelling has also helped the soaps. This year, Days brought back popular '90s character Kristen (Eileen Davidson) for a year of intense plotlines, and ABC banged the drum for the 50th anniversary of General Hospital as fan faves (including Genie Francis, Jack Wagner and Kin Shriner) returned for multiepisode arcs. Whether it's catfights, grand romances or stolen babies, viewers still look to the familiar to escape.
Bell Wants To Teach, Not Preach!THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Lauralee Bell (Christine) is hoping to use the power of the Internet to make people — especially teens — think before they text while driving. With her new six-part web series, mi promise, debuting today (Dec 2) on www.mipromise.com (with subsequent episodes to be launched through December 13), Bell explores the world of Riley (played by Cassidy Ann Shaffer of Disney's AUSTIN AND ALLY) on her ill-fated sixteenth birthday. "I'm trying not to be Miss Preachy about any of this," insists the actress-turned-producer/director. "I'm just trying to show them that there's more to life than being on your phone, texting.
"You can't fault the kids," adds Bell. "They are in this time when they really don't know any better. This is how they're growing up, with a phone in their hand!" While Bell believes there is a bigger issue regarding how absorbed kids can be by texting their lives away, mi promise shows the horrific results of a texting while driving. "I wanted to give a face to a person that could be their real-life friend one day," she shares. "I don't want them to have to lose a friend for them to get it. There's no reason why a kid, who just turned 16 and is driving in L.A. — or anywhere — should be texting, 'I'm 4 away, I'm 2 away...' You'll get there when you get there!"
Bell not only plays the grief-stricken mom in the series, but she took on the additional duty of being the director. "That was something I went back and forth on," she admits. "I didn't want someone asking me about what shots I wanted when I was sitting at the bedside, crying! But I could visually see how everything should be, how I wanted it to go. My dad [Y&R's co-creator, the late Bill Bell] taught me how important family dynamics are. And as soon as you have interest in a character, you care. Because of that, I knew how important it was to be bubble-gummy at the beginning — you have to get that she's a teenager and you have to see that she's so psyched about her life."
As important as it was to address the brutal and sometimes irreversible consequence of texting while driving, Bell says she didn't want to get too graphic. "We've softened it as much as possible, because I don't want parents to go, 'Oh, my God. I don't want my kids to see that!' We wanted to make the point, 'When you get in that car, you need to be totally focused. Don't blow it. Don't add an element that can up your chances of anything happening. Be present in your life!'"
Once the entire web series is available online, Bell hopes people will share it with the teens in their life. "This is really a way to get the point across without making the teen feel like their being lectured to or scolded!"
Casting CornerBriana Nicole Henry debuts as Ermerelda on Thursday, December 12, 2013.
Jordana Brewster on Paul Walker's "Heartbreaking" Death: He "Was an Enormous Presence in My Life"Friends, fans and family continue to mourn Paul Walker after his shocking and sudden death on Saturday.
Jordana Brewster, who played the star's love interest Mia Torreto in the Fast & Furious franchise, is the latest celeb to release a statement about the late actor's passing and echoed the sentiments of many others who knew Walker by speaking highly of her friend and costar.
"Paul was an enormous presence in my life for the past fourteen years. While many would be satisfied with material success it made Paul more convinced of the need to help others. He never spoke of his immense generosity or philanthropic endeavors unless I prodded, however. This is what made Paul, Paul," she said in a statement obtained by E! News.
"He lived with integrity, humanity and humility and seemed most happy when talking about his daughter, Meadow," she continued. "I don't know anyone who lived each moment more fully and loved life more than Paul; making his loss all the more heartbreaking."
Brewster first broke her silence on the tragic news on Sunday, tweeting, "Paul was pure light. I cannot believe he is gone."
Walker also spoke about his relationship with Brewster and gushed about the brunette beauty during a recent E! News interview. "I love Jordana; I mean, I had a crush on her. I'll always have a crush on her," he told us. "She's just such a good girl. Going back, we were little kids, you know? So I've always been really protective of her."
The 40-year-old star died suddenly on Saturday, Nov. 30 in a car crash in Santa Clarita, Calif. while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. He is survived by his 15-year-old daughter, Meadow.
Brewster, Walker and the rest of their Fast & Furious family were in the middle of the franchise's seventh film.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, production has since been "delayed" but the film "won't be scrapped." Director James Wan and executives from Universal pictures also reportedly spoke on Sunday morning to discuss the future of the project, how to re-work the script and "how to proceed in a manner that would be respectful to Walker's death."
Eric Braeden Recalls Working With Paul WalkerLOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Long before he was fast or furious, actor Paul Walker got a big break on the CBS soap “The Young and the Restless.”
Walker worked often with that show’s Eric Braeden, known to daytime audience as billionaire and ruthless businessman Victor Newman.
Walker played Brandon Collins, an employee of Newman’s who also dated the boss’ daughter, in 1992.
Braeden heard the sad news via his publicist. He came to the KCAL9 studios Saturday evening to share his memories of the young star.
“[My publicist] knew we worked together,” said Braeden to KCAL9's Andrea Fujii. “He knew I worked with Paul. One of the most decent men I’ve ever worked with. He was easy-going, a nice man. Just the nicest man. A kind man.”
Braeden was especially touched, but not surprised, that Walker was helping raise money for needy children or victims of the typhoon in the Philippines on this day that would end in tragedy.
“He was just so unpretentious,” said Braeden. “An easy-going, Southern California guy. I’ve worked with quite a few young people over the years. But I had a feeling, that he would make it on the big screen.”
The two didn’t stay in touch, but Braeden says he did run into Walker a couple of times since Walker was on the show in the early ’90s.
“You find very few actors with his basic honesty or sincerity,” Braeden said.
Remembering Paul Walker: Fast and Furious Star Was "So Happy" Hours Before His Tragic DeathPaul Walker spent his final hours on Saturday, Nov. 30, doing what he loved: helping others by attending a charity event for his organization, Reach Out Worldwide.
Bill Townsend, who was at the event and took this photograph with the late actor yesterday afternoon, spoke to E! News exclusively following the tragic car accident.
"He had been so happy," Townsend said of the Fast and Furious star's mood that day. "He was there at the event and had managed to raise thousands and so many people had brought toys."
"So many people had come out to support the charity and he was with his friends," Townsend added. "It was a great day for him. He was so overwhelmed to have so much support."
Townsend explained that Walker's organization meant "everything" to him, and he put "everything he could" into his charity. Walker also expressed to Townsend that he wanted to aid people in disaster situations, especially in the Philippines following the devastating typhoon last month.
Townsend left at around 3 p.m. and as he was driving home, he saw the fiery scene.
"I saw the fire engines and saw the smoke and I had a horrible feeling that something terrible had happened," Townsend said. "But I never would have thought it was Paul."
Townsend described the location of the crash as an "industrial road."
"It wasn't particularly bumpy, Townsend said. "It was quite wide."
Townsend remembered his friend as a man who "loved his family and he loved cars."
"He was a fantastic man," Townsend said.
Walker had business ties with Always Evolving Performance Motors, and the Reach Out Worldwide event was held at their shop.
Newton Wimer, an engineer with the car company, expressed his condolences about the death of Walker and the driver of the vehicle, Roger Rodas. Rodas was also the CEO of Always Evolving.
"They were two fun loving men who cared tremendously about other people," Wimer told E! News exclusively shortly after the crash. "They left behind a lot of people who they loved and supported with their time and any way they could."
Wimer explained that the two men went one time around the block and "didn't come back."
"Two men who gave so much were taken today," Wimer said. "They were gone on impact."
The Los Angeles County Sheriff confirmed on Saturday evening that "speed was a factor" in the fatal collision.
A source close to Walker's family tells E! News that his loved ones are "devastated" and "in total shock."
"It is the most heartbreaking day," the source revealed. "None of us know what happened, the police are investigating and will find out what happened."
The source said that someone tried to pull the two men out of the vehicle but they were unable to do so.
"Roger and Paul were very close friends," the source said. "They were two men who loved their families more than anything. They put that before all their other business. They had the same outlook, that's why they got along so well."
"They were true friends who shared the same goals and interests," the source added.
Walker was described as an "amazing father" to daughter Meadow Walker and he also "loved his mother more than anything in this world."
"Family came first to him," the source said. "He was an incredibly kind man. He gave so much to charity. He wasn't like all those other Hollywood types."
A worker from Always Evolving had to break the sad news to his mother, the source admitted.
"Paul adored his mother, he was incredibly close to her," the source said.
If you'd like to learn more about Walker's charity, Reach Out Worldwide, or make a donation, please visit http://www.roww.org.
Paul Walker's Deadly Car Crash: What Happened?Hours after the fiery car crash that killed Paul Walker, the 40-year-old star of the Fast and Furious movie franchise, and another man, details from eye witnesses and police have emerged to show that the accident occurred during a charity car show that went horribly wrong.
"We were collecting toys for the Indiana tornado victims and the Philippine [typhoon] victims," says Jim Torp, who attended the event held by Always Evolving, a Valencia, Calif.-based automotive company. "There were dozens of high-end race cars and custom-built cars on display."
As the car show was winding down, Walker, whose 15-year-old daughter Meadow Rain also was at the event, got into a red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT with the car's driver, Always Evolving owner Roger Rodas.
"Roger was definitely behind the wheel," says Torp, a Santa Clarita, Calif., electrician who was an acquaintance of Rodas. "Roger slowly drove it out – he didn't take off recklessly. There were children around, after all. They were only gone for five or ten minutes and never came back."
Was Speed a Factor?
"The crash happened right behind the Always Evolving warehouse, just one street over in a commercial area," Torp says.
"Suddenly I heard a loud bang in the distance," he continues. "There was billowing black smoke in the distance. When I saw that, I felt in my heart that something was tragically wrong."
While a Los Angeles County sheriff's statement said that "speed was a factor" in the accident, another official would not say so definitively.
"It looks like speed could've been a factor, but we haven't made an official determination for the cause of the accident, which will take some time," Lt. John Rush of the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station tells PEOPLE.
When Torp arrived at the scene of the accident, he says the Porsche was "totally unrecognizable and completely engulfed in flames."
"The scene was chaotic," he says. "There were probably about 20 friends and employees, screaming and crying, who had grabbed fire extinguishers and had been doing what they could to rescue the guys. The fire department and sheriffs had just arrived as well, and they were trying to secure the scene."
Another eyewitness, who did not want to be named, tells PEOPLE he arrived at the crash site within seconds of seeing black smoke.
"[The car] was engulfed in flames," the witness says. "People were trying to get extinguishers but it was just too much. We didn't know if it was going to explode. You couldn't get into it at all. It was about half a minute ... and basically it was engulfed in flames."
Firefighters arrived within minutes, the witness says: "The fire department started dousing [the car]. They did put it out pretty fast with their equipment but it was just too late."
The wreckage of a single-car crash that killed Paul Walker and Roger Rodas
Torp says he's in shock after the accident partly because Rodas and Walker were "very experienced and professional race car drivers."
"It was clear the car had hit two trees then finally hit a street lamppost," he says. "Parts of the car were strewn everywhere on the street, as far as 150 feet. I didn't see any skid marks. Where the car had crashed was on a long straightaway. How fast they were going, I don't know."
Adds Torp: "Roger was not a reckless guy. He was a family man. He has a wife and two young children. He never did anything careless."
Paul Walker dies in car crash; 'Fast and Furious' star said cars were his viceSad news out of the world of entertainment Saturday night (Nov. 30). Actor Paul Walker (ex-Brandon, The Young & The Restless), best known for the "Fast and Furious" movie franchise, was killed in a car accident near Santa Clarita, Calif., a rep for the actor confirms to Zap2it (as first reported by TMZ).
Walker's Facebook page posted this:
It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. He was a passenger in a friend's car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news. Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences. - #TeamPW
Universal Pictures says in a statement:
All of us at Universal are heartbroken. Paul was truly one of the most beloved and respected members of our studio family for 14 years, and this loss is devastating to us, to everyone involved with the 'Fast and the Furious' films, and to countless fans. We send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Paul's family.
The "Varsity Blues" star was known for his love of cars. He told a journalist in a 2009 interview when asked what car best represents him:
"My problem is I appreciate them all. Cars are my vice. I collect cars, that's what I do. I love everything about them. ... It's a big part of my lifestyle, it's a big part of who I am and it'll always remain that way."
The seventh "Fast and Furious" movie is currently filming. Walker recently did an interview with Collider about the decision to sign on for the seventh and eighth franchise installments and how he wasn't sure when the director switched over from Justin Lin, who directed the fourth, fifth and sixth movies, to James Wan.
"I think I've had enough successes to where the journey is more important to me now. There's no guarantee, no matter what. We get one run in life," says Walker. But ultimately, he was won over by Wan.
"Fast and Furious 7" is slated for release in July 2014. Walker leaves behind a 15-year-old daughter, Meadow.
Paul Walker Dies in Car CrashPaul Walker, star of The Fast and the Furious, has died, PEOPLE confirms.
The actor died Saturday afternoon when a car he was in crashed and exploded in Santa Clarita, Calif. The driver also died.
Police released a statement about the accident: "When they arrived, deputies found the vehicle engulfed in flames. The Los Angeles County Fire Department responded, extinguished the fire and subsequently located two victims inside the vehicle. The victims were pronounced dead at the scene."
"This is an ongoing investigation," Deputy Heischuber of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station tells PEOPLE. "A solo car crash occurred about 3:30 p.m. in the city of Santa Clarita, on the outskirts of Valencia. A 911 call came in from a bystander."
A Tweet from Walker's verified account reads: "It's with a heavy heart that we must confirm Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident."
According to a post on his official Facebook page, the actor was "attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. He was a passenger in a friend's car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news. Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences."
Walker was known for his role as Brian O'Conner in The Fast and the Furious film franchise.
The latest, Fast & Furious 7, was filmed this fall and also stars Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodiguez, Ludacris and Dwayne Johnson, and is scheduled to hit theaters next summer.
Walker has a daughter, Meadow Rain, who turned 15 last month.
The actor was born in Glendale, Calif., in 1973, and appeared on TV in Who's the Boss and The Young and the Restless as a teen before breaking through to films such as 1999s Varsity Blues and She's All That.
Walker recalled his decision to take the role in Fast and the Furious to Motor Trend this year.
"Universal came to me with a newspaper article about street racing in L.A. and I was like 'Are you kidding me? I grew up doing that right off Peoria in Sun Valley,' " he said. "They asked if I wanted to do it. There wasn't even a screenplay, there was nothing, but I was like ...'F–– yeah, I want to do it!' "
TMZ was the first to report the news of Walker's death in a car accident.
Fast and Furious Star Paul Walker Dead at 40: His Most Memorable RolesPaul Walker died at the age of 40 Saturday, after he lost his life in a car accident.
Following his tragic death, the Fast and Furious star's fans and friends have shared their condolences and memories of him, posting everything from nostalgic pictures to kind words about the late star.
Walker started his career as a child actor, starring in commercials and going on to play Jeremy Beatty in the television series Throb when he was 13.
Aside from the hit Fast and the Furious film franchise, he went on to star in the likes of Varsity Blues, Into the Blue, Takers and many more notable movies.
Take a look back at some of the thesp's biggest roles.
Fast and the Furious: Best known for his role Brian O' Conner in the action film franchise, Walker played a car racing fugitive who was always trying to evade authorities with his ladylove (Jordana Brewster). Although his own life was very different from that of his character, back in May, he told Celebuzz the parallels between Brian's life and his life were "crazy." "I'm like what the hell? It's personal stuff, ya know. But I look at it and it's like, I substitute this for that, and that for that. But in terms of journey, it's been pretty similar," he went on.
Varsity Blues: In the sports drama, the actor played West Canaan high school quarterback Lance Harbor, whose troubles begin after he was talked into taking anesthetic shots in his injured knee to continue playing the game.
Into the Blue: Walker played hottie diver Jared (and the love interest of Jessica Alba) in the action flick, which told the tale of a group of divers who find a shipwreck packed with treasure and the remains of a plane that has cocaine in its cargo. What seemed like an amazing find at first soon takes a turn when the drug lord comes back to claim what he lost.
Takers: The actor played John Rahway, a professional bank robber who tries to pull off a heist of an armored car for a $20 million payoff with his fellow robbers, played by Idris Elba, Chris Brown, Michael Ealy and Hayden Christensen.
The Skulls: In this psychological thriller, Walker played Caleb Mandrake, a wealthy new member of the Skulls, who strikes up a friendship with another new initiate named Luke McNamara (Joshua Jackson). Drama ensues when Caleb sees the evil his father, the Chairman of the Skulls, is capable of when an unfortunate incident occurs.
Paul Walker Death: Stars Tweet Their Goodbyes to the Fast & Furious ActorNo one saw this coming.
Paul Walker, the handsome, blue-eyed actor with the charming smile that graced the big screen for multiple box office hits, died in a car crash Saturday afternoon in Valencia, Calif. He was 40 years old.
"It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide," the star's Facebook post read.
"He was a passenger in a friend's car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news. Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences. - #TeamPW."
Fans, friends and colleagues have taken to Twitter as they try to wrap their head around the shocking news.
Ludacris "Your humble spirit was felt from the start, wherever you blessed your presence you always left a mark, we were like brothers & our birthdays are only 1 day apart, now You will forever hold a place in all of our hearts @paulwalker legacy will live on forever. R.I.P."
Tyrese: "My heart is hurting so bad no one can make me believe this is real Father God I pray that you send clarity over this cause I just don't understand My heart hurts it's broken no one can convince me that this is real.... Prayer warriors please pray real hard for his only child, his daughter and family... #HeartOfAnAngel13YrsFamilyForeverWeJustCelebreatedYour40thBirthday..... My God... My God... I can't believe I'm writing this"
Evan Rachel Wood "My heart goes out to Paul Walker's family. Tragic news."
Nick Cannon "Rest in Peace to a true light, Paul Walker. To be absent from the body is to be present with The Lord"
Laz Alonso: "My prayers are with @RealPaulWalker family and friends. Down 2 earth & real as they come. #RIP"
Jenni "JWoww" Farley: "Omg Paul walker... rip"
Michael B. Jordan: "Man life is so short. People you care about can be here one min and gone the next Don't take life for granted RIP Paul Walker"
Adam Shankman: "#rippaulwalker i was blessed to call you friend and a beautiful light in the world just went out. i love you paul"
Jenna Ushkowitz: "My thoughts and love go out to Paul's friends and family."
Bret Easton Ellis: "Paul Walker was probably the most beautiful American movie actor of the past two decades."
Courtney Stodden "I'm so sad about the sudden passing of Paul Walker. My thoughts & prayers go out to his loved ones..."
Rihanna "Very Very sad news...I'm so heartbroken about this! #PW"
Alyssa Milano "No, @RealPaulWalker. No. No. No. Rest with the angels. You. Sweet boy. #beauty #love #RIP"
Olivia Wilde "Heavy heavy heart tonight. Paul Walker was a genuinely good, sweet, kind, laid back, loving person. Sending much love to his family."
Aaron Carter: "I'm such a huge fan of Paul walker and all the fast and the furious movies and all his movies!! This is terrible!! I can believe he died on his birthday so tragic."
Wayne Brady: "God Bless @RealPaulWalker RIP."
Vanessa Lachey "I just heard and am in shock. Prayers to Paul Walker's family. Life is precious, never take a day for granted. #RIPPaulWalker"
Jesse Metcalfe "My thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of #PaulWalker. What a shocking tragedy! Life is so fragile. #Humbled"
Brandi Glanville "RIP the hottest guy ever Paul Walker - Im crying"
Cedric the Entertainer: "Sad news. Sorry to hear about Paul Walker passing. Good dude."
The Game "Sad news about a dear friend. @RealPaulWalker, one of the best actors & for damn sure a great friend…"
Garcelle Beauvais: "So sad about @realpaulwalker RIP enjoy each moment guys."
Busy Philipps "This Paul Walker news is so sad. Prayers for his little girl and all his friends and family."
Patrick Dempsey "My heart go's out to Paul walkers Family and friends , very sad to hear he has passed"
Niecy Nash "RIP to Fast &Furious star Paul Walker. Killed in a tragic car crash. Prayers for his family & friends."
Pitbull: "RIP @RealPaulWalker your in a better place now papo now show the heavens who is fast and furious"
Carson Daly "Sick about the tragic loss of #PaulWalker. I enjoyed our time together very much. Such a really nice guy. Prayers to his family and friends."
Sarah Michelle Gellar "@RealPaulWalker May he be in peace. To his family you are in our thoughts and prayers."
Steve Yeun: "very sad to hear paul walker passed. rip."
Xzibit: "Wow! Horrible horrible news. RIP PAUL WALKER. prayers go out to his friends and family at this difficult time. #crazy."
Swizz Beatz: "R.I.P to Paul Walker a great guy gone to soon blessings to his family."
Ja Rule: "R.i.p. to the homie Paul Walker and condolences to his family I'm truly upset about this right now smh life is to short enjoy every moment and appreciate family and the little things we take for granted you will be missed..."
Hill Harper: "When Paul & I shot The Skulls, had a great time. He was one of the nicest, generous of spirit actors I've ever worked with. RIP Paul Walker"
Chad Lowe: "Never met #PaulWalker, but I met his mom. She was kind, humble, & proud of her son. My thoughts & prayers to her & the rest of his family."
For Paul Walker, family was key to his legacyHis life on screen in Fast & Furious films often bled into his off-screen existence, and Paul Walker embraced every minute of it.
Walker, who died in a car accident on Saturday at the age of 40, spent five movies playing former cop Brian O'Conner to Vin Diesel's racing street tough Dom Toretto, and they became such signature roles for them both that Fast fans would often ask Walker how Dom — not how Vin — was doing.
"I get that a lot," Walker said Monday from the Atlanta set of Fast & Furious 7 in one of his last interviews. "I'm Brian a lot more than I'm Paul Walker, which is awesome. When I hear, 'Hey Paul Walker!' my hair stands up on the back of my neck. It's uncomfortable. But when I hear 'It's Brian!' it's cool. I like Brian."
Walker, a native of Glendale, Calif., was originally a child model and star before garnering roles in movies in the late 1990s such as Meet the Deedles, Pleasantville, She's All That, Varsity Blues and The Skulls.
His breakout, though, was 2001's Fast & Furious, which first teamed him with Diesel. Fast & Furious 7 (due out July 11) is the latest in the franchise. Walker was scheduled to return to the Atlanta set next week and wrap the film Dec. 14 after visiting his daughter Meadow, 15, and friends over a Thanksgiving break.
Family became a major part of Walker's life offscreen but also with his Fast cast members, filmmakers and crew.
"When I did the first one, it was a cool movie where I got to run around in race cars, shoot a gun and kiss a hot chick. That's where I was at in my life then," Walker said. "Now that I'm older, there's a reason we're still here. The themes we hit on early on, whether the audience even realized what it was that was drawing them in is irrelevant. The second you lose the family, how significant are we?
"It's funny to see the people connect with it the way they do. I had no clue — I didn't get it. And now more I get it and I see it."
And for Walker, Brian was much more than a character who lived his life a quarter mile at a time. He was a guy who do anything for his wife and baby, or his crew.
"The guy's a sucker for family. Brian's a heart guy, he just is," Walker said. "He's dealing with daddy issues and the things that most of us are that are unresolved. What he's looking for, and he wouldn't be able to articulate it, is anything that's going to allow for healing, things that he's missed out on.
"What's Dom really representative of to him? He's the father and the older brother he never had. It's not a buddy. Brian doesn't even realize it. He gave up on having that kind of family or life before he even knew it was possible, and I don't think he ever thought it could be as great as what he has."
As much as Walker enjoyed the character moments, he also loved the work of an action-movie star: Just last week, he was working on one stunt where he ran off the back of a bus, jumped and had to grab the bumper of a car.
Being real and authentic was important for Walker because that's what the audience demanded, and he wanted to give it to them.
"That's what's capturing people," the actor said, "unless of course you're doing The Avengers where you've gotta be larger than life and you've gotta be out there and turn green and drag your arm down the side of a building and jump all over the place. But for us, I like having (special effects) to fall back on. You allow the creative minds to get in there and figure out how to do it real, and it gives you more to be proud of."
One of Walker's final on-screen roles was also one of his most intimidating. In the indie drama Hours (in select theaters and video on demand Dec. 13), he stars as a man who fights to keep his newborn daughter alive after birth complications amid the onslaught of Hurricane Katrina.
"What I've found recently is the heart, the soul, whatever you want to call it, it doesn't differentiate: If you really live the experience making a movie, it's the same as living it in real life, as crazy as it sounds," Walker said. "My victory in that movie was my victory in real life.
"You walk away with that, walking a little taller and a pop in your collar," he added. "You learn a lot about yourself. It's heroic in a different way. We're pretty awesome when we're tested. Call it the human spirit or whatever you want, I like celebrating our victories."
CBS Press Release: DAVID TOM RETURNS TO "THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS"DAYTIME EMMY AWARD WINNER DAVID TOM RETURNS TO "THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS"
THIS JUST IN…From CBS Daytime
Tom Returns As “Billy Abbott,” The Role For Which He Won A Daytime Emmy Award
Daytime Emmy Award winner David Tom will re-join the #1 daytime drama THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS as Billy Abbott, the role he created in 1999, and for which he won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2000 for “Outstanding Younger Actor.” Tom’s episodes will begin airing in February.
“All of us at CBS Daytime and THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS are thrilled to welcome David Tom back to the Emmy Award-winning role he created,” said Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President of CBS Daytime. “We have a lot planned for the character of Billy in 2014, and we’re excited to see David play out the storyline.”
Tom’s credits include roles on “One Life to Live,” “Veronica Mars” and “90210,” as well as CRIMINAL MINDS and CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, on the Network. Tom is the younger brother of Emmy-winning actress Heather Tom of THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, and also has a twin sister, Nicholle, who is best known for her work on “The Nanny.”
Daytime Drama: David Tom Returning to Young and the Restless, Replacing Billy Miller(tvline.com) At The Young and the Restless, one Daytime Emmy-winning Billy is out, and another Daytime Emmy-winning Billy is in.
David Tom, who originated the role of grown Billy Abbott on the long-running CBS sudser, is returning to Genoa City. He succeeds Billy Miller, who has decided to exit the show.
TV Guide Magazine soap guru Michael Logan broke the news on Twitter Monday evening. CBS Daytime boss Angelica McDaniels followed with confirmation.
@TVGMLogan: WOW! Massive @CBSDaytime NEWS! #BillyMiller OUT at @YandR_CBS and guess who's the NEW Billy Abbott??? DAVID TOM is BACK! Deets 2Morrow AM!
@AngelicaMcD: Please join me in welcoming Daytime Emmy winner David Tom back to #YR and @CBSDaytime as Billy Abbott’s exciting storyline continues.
@AngelicaMcD: I respect Billy Miller's decision to move on and wish him great success in his future endeavors.
Tom made his debut as Y&R‘s SORASed Billy (who up until then had been played by tots and tykes) in June 1999, and stayed with the serial until summer of 2002. Over the course of that run, he earned two Daytime Emmys nods, converting on one.
Miller, the third young adult actor to play Billy, made his Y&R debut in September 2008, amassing two Daytime Emmys wins among three nominations.
Since leaving Y&R, Tom — the brother of five-time Daytime Emmy winner Heather Tom (Katie, The Bold and the Beautiful; ex-Victoria, Y&R) — has appeared on All My Children (as Paul Cramer), Veronica Mars and episodes of CSI, 90210 and Criminal Minds.
Details of the transition timing — last and first airdates and what not — are expected on Tuesday.
Blair Redford Cast In USA's Sean Jablonski PilotStephanie Szostak (Iron Man 3) and Blair Redford (ex-Scott, Y&R/ex-Miguel, PS) are set to co-star opposite Matt Passmore in USA Network’s untitled Sean Jablonski pilot. The project, from UCP, follows investment banker Neil Truman (Passmore) and his wife, Grace (Szostak), as they struggle to sift through their stagnant marriage, looking for the spark they once had. When Neil discovers that Grace has been seeing a debonaire male escort (Redford) his entire world is turned upside down. As he gains a new perspective on life and what motivates women, Grace contemplates her own needs and whether her marriage is worth saving. Jablonski and Russ Krasnoff of Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment executive produce. The French-born Szostak, repped by UTA and manager Estelle Lasher, recently wrapped production on the Ricky Blitt/Peter Farrelly indie comedy Hit by Lightning. Redford, who has spent the last two seasons on The Lying Game, is repped by Greene & Assoc. and Luber/Roklin.
Billy Miller Leaving Y&R?Digest has learned that negotiations for a new deal with two-time Emmy winner Billy Miller, who plays the rascally Billy Abbott, have not been going well — and stalled over a month ago. Now comes the news from Daytime Confidential.com that Y&R is preparing for the worst by looking for a replacement, and that the recent casting call for Josh (Paul's relative) is really about finding potential candidates for the next Billy. Sources say that the show is testing actors opposite Amelia Heinle (Victoria) today. Miller's current deal will reportedly expire next month.
Y&R Actor Inks New DealSean Carrigan, who plays hunky doctor Ben “Stitch” Rayburn, has signed a contract with the show. The actor tweeted, “Thrilled to be on contract at #YR and excited for what is ahead for “Stitch” on @CBSDaytime @YRInsider @YandR_CBS #CBS.”
New Friend For Summer?Remember that casting notice a little while back looking for a model? Well Soaps In Depth has learned exclusively that Briana Nicole Henry has been cast in the recurring role as Summer's new model pal, Esmerelda! Look for her to take Summer under her wing during a modeling session on Thursday, December 12! (And for trouble to no doubt ensue shortly thereafter!)
Tristan Rogers Tweets About GH/Y&R SwitchTristan Rogers is speaking out about his decision to trade in the role of GH's Robert Scorpio to reprise his Y&R alter ego, Colin Atkinson. "I’d like to thank Frank and Ron for great storyline that kept Scorpio true to himself," he posted, adding, "I’m stoked on Colin’s return to #YR in 2014 and delighted to once again be a part of the CBS Daytime family."
Confirmed! Rogers Back On Y&RAlthough he's not scheduled to appear for a few months, Y&R has exclusively confirmed to Digest that Tristan Rogers (who will soon wrap up his stint as GH's Robert Scorpio) is returning as Aussie crime lord, Colin Atkinson. "Y&R is excited to have Tristan Rogers return to the show," shares a spokesperson. "We have an exciting story planned with him and Jess Walton [Jill] that will begin in early 2014."
R.I.P. Shirley MitchellShirley Mitchell (ex-Sylvia Chase, The Young & The Restless) , who played Lucy Ricardo’s friend Marion Strong on the classic CBS sitcom I Love Lucy, died Monday. She was 94. Remembered as Lucy’s friend with the funny laugh, Mitchell appeared in three episodes of I Love Lucy after joining the cast in 1953. She was believed to be the last recurring adult cast member following the deaths of Doris Singleton in 2012 and Peggy Rea in 2011. Mitchell appeared on numerous TV shows in the 1950s and ’60s including Bachelor Father starring John Forsythe, Please Don’t Eat The Daisies as neighbor Marge Thornton, Petticoat Junction and The Beverly Hillbillies. She also appeared as Clara Appleby, the wife of henpecked husband George Appleby (Red Skelton) on The Red Skelton Hour. In 1972, she voiced Laurie Holiday on the Hanna-Barbera cartoon series The Roman Holidays and last year voiced Betty White in Betty White & The Huntsman. On the film side, Mitchell appeared in Jamboree (1944), Desk Set (1957), Big Business (1988) and The War Of The Roses (1989).
Former Y&R Star In Art ShowMarco Dapper (ex-Carmine, Y&R) will be displaying six pieces of his own paintings along with other artists at a public exhibit in The Space Gallery at 5500 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, CA, on November 15, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00. "I'm very excited because I've never shown my work before," explains the actor. "I use acrylics and come up with my own visions. My friends have always liked my stuff but I have no idea what the general public will think of what I do." Dapper's art will also be up for sale.
From soap opera to rock ’n’ roll(bostonherald.com) The world’s greatest cover band returns to Boston on Saturday (Nov 16).
At least, that’s how the band’s fans feel about the group.
And you don’t want to mess with daytime fans.
Port Chuck, made up of four “General Hospital” veterans — Steve Burton, Scott Reeves, Bradford Anderson and Brandon Barash — stops at the Hub’s Wilbur Theatre as part of its farewell tour.
“We’re not just a cover band,” singer Barash told the Herald last week during a telephone interview.
Sure, concertgoers might hear such classics as “Born to Run” and “Livin’ on a Prayer.”
“We take those songs and spin them into new renditions. It’s not like you’re watching karaoke. We make each song our own,” Barash said.
The actors formed the band in 2010, and the name is a riff on the fictional town of Port Charles, the setting for “General Hospital,” “a fitting wink to our audience,” Barash said. The guys have rocked the Country Music Awards in Nashville, crossed the country for live shows and released two CDs available on cd baby.com.
So why end the good times now?
“It’s just harder and harder to get everyone together. We wanted to have one last great tour and go out with a bang,” Barash said.
Of the four, only Anderson is still on the serial, and he has one foot out the door. He willingly dropped to recurring status and is reportedly seeking other projects. Burton relocated to CBS’ “The Young & the Restless”; Reeves was written out of the soap earlier this year; and Barash departed his role of mobster Johnny Zacchara of his own accord in April.
He has at least one reminder from his six-year run with the serial — co-star Kirsten Storms, who plays lost spirit Maxie Jones. They went public as a couple about a year ago, married in June and are expecting their first child.
“It all worked out. We’re having a girl in January. I wake up every day knowing how lucky I am, how fortunate I feel that my life has taken the tangents and turns that it’s led to where I need to be, and I just have the most perfect partner for me in my wife. I couldn’t be happier,” he said.
He recently completed a part in the crime film “Guardian Angel,” set to be released next year.
When viewers last saw his intense mobster, he was cooling his heels behind bars, leaving the door open for a return.
“You never know what could be,” Barash said. “At some point, it’s definitely a possibility. I’m not going to rule it out completely. At this point in time, it’s not going to happen for me. There’s way too much I want to do.”
But is this really the swan song for Port Chuck?
“It’s really tough,” said Barash, who has performed solo on the Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon and cites Bob Dylan, Billy Joel and Frank Sinatra as musical influences. “It’s been such a great experience for all of us, one of those things we can give back to our fans, a really interactive fan/actor experience. It kind of fills us quite a bit. It’s heartbreaking it’s our last tour, but the logistics of it, can we keep it going? We’ve thrown out the idea of doing weekends here and there, but as far as full-on tours, it’s quite difficult.”
As for returning to the Wilbur next weekend — the band last played there in February — Barash said, “It’s a trip being on that stage and having three tiers of screaming fans rocking out to our show.”
Port Chuck, at the Wilbur Theatre, Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Tickets: $60-$250; ticketmaster.com.
Melody Thomas Scott InterviewMelody Thomas Scott on Nikki's Big Young and Restless Secret. Read the TV Guide interview here.
Cynthia Watros debuts as Y&R's Kelly(Photo) As previously reported, fan favorite Cynthia Watros (Annie, GL) makes her Y&R debut on Friday, November 15. The Emmy-winning actress describes her character, Kelly, as "a grieving mother who lost her son. She's in a support group and meets Billy (Billy Miller)," who's still grappling with the death of his beloved daughter, Delia.
Watros adds that Kelly's a teacher who's taken some time off from her job, hoping to regain some sense of normalcy in her life. At press time, the actress was set to appear in about seven episodes of Y&R (with the potential for more). What would the show have to do to entice her to stay longer? "I told Jill [Farren Phelps, executive producer] that as long as she wants me and we can work around each other's schedules, I'll be happy to be there as much as I can," Watros says with a smile.
Time will tell if Kelly will resemble more of the Annie whom GL viewers first met — the sweet, supportive nurse who caught the eye of Josh — or if she'll be more like the psychotic terror who tried to destroy Reva! "I love playing all kinds of characters," Watros says. "If Kelly turns out to have hidden characteristics, I'd love to explore [them]."
Join Y&R's Linder And Friends For Tea!THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Kate Linder (Esther) just loves inviting fans to tea. And on Sunday, December 8, the actress will be holding the second annual "Opportuniteas For Independence" high tea in Toronto. Proceeds will benefit March Of Dimes Canada.
Linder will be joined by Y&R co-stars Christian Jules LeBlanc (Michael), Jess Walton (Jill) and Marco Dapper (ex-Carmine) along with other special guests. After tea time, there will be autographs, a Q&A session, raffle, auction, gift bags as well as a Y&R merchandise store! The event will be held at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, Ontario from 2:00-5:00 pm. For tickets, click here!
CSI and Y&R Vets Enter Lifetime's Lottery(tvline.com) Lifetime’s new drama pilot The Lottery has added Young and the Restless fave Michael Graziadei, CSI alumna Louise Lombard and Spartacus‘ Lesley-Ann Brandt.
From Children of Men scribe Timothy J. Sexton, the conspiracy thriller is set in a world where humans are facing extinction and women have stopped having children. When 100 embryos are suddenly fertilized, a national lottery is held to decide upon surrogates.
Per Deadline, Graziadei joins as a recovering alcoholic who is father to one of the last children born in the country, with Lombard playing an artist-turned-Washington power player. Brandt, meanwhile, will portray a soldier desperate to have kids.
"THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS" OBSERVES VETERANS DAY WITH TWO SPECIAL EPISODES FEATURING U.S. VETERANS(Photo) CBS Cares PSA Regarding Education and Employment for U.S. Veterans Featuring Y&R Actor Steve Burton to Run in Conjunction with the Episode
The #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (Y&R), will observe Veterans Day with two episodes featuring U.S. veterans, as well as a CBS Cares PSA that directs viewers to www.VA.gov, beginning Monday, Nov. 11 on the CBS Television Network.
In these special episodes, longtime Y&R character Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) hosts a fundraiser to honor veterans, while also hoping to get closer to her long-lost son, Dylan McAvoy (Steve Burton), who recently completed a tour in Afghanistan. Nikki's husband, Victor (Eric Braeden), announces a plan to have his company, Newman-Chancellor Enterprises, provide jobs for qualified U.S. veterans, letting people know that he values veterans as driven, goal-oriented employees and advising other employers to seek out these proven leaders.
Y&R invited 12 U.S. veterans from the Army, Navy and Marines and who served in World War II, Vietnam, the Gulf War and Iraq to participate in these memorable scenes, along with actors Peter Bergman and Sean Carrigan, who play veterans on the series. The show worked in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for authenticity purposes with this storyline.
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS has been the #1-rated daytime drama for more than 24 years. The show is broadcast weekdays (12:30-1:30 PM, ET; 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, PT) on the CBS Television Network and is produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company, in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Cast Members at Hollywood Christmas ParadeThe Young and the Restless cast will participate in the Hollywood Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 1st.
Y&R Actor Books MODERN FAMILYSean Carrigan, who plays Dylan's pal, Ben "Stitch" Rayburn on Y&R, will guest star on MODERN FAMILY on Wednesday, November 13. "It's one of my favorite sitcoms, so you can imagine how excited I was to be cast in an episode," smiles the actor. "It was a really fun set and I had a blast shooting it."
Simpsons Actress Marcia Wallace Dies at 70Marcia Wallace (ex-Annie, The Young & The Restless), who voiced Edna Krabapple on The Simpsons, has died, Deadline reports. She was 70.
According to her friend Cathryn Michon, Wallace died of breast cancer, which she was diagnosed with in 1985. "She passed at 9 p.m. last night due to complications from breast cancer of which she was a long and proud survivor and advocate for women and healing," Michone said. "Ironically it was during breast cancer awareness month during which she was always a funny ray of hope for so many. I am so devastated."
In addition to The Simpsons, Wallace starred on The Bob Newhart Show as the receptionist Carol. Throughout her long career, Wallace also appeared on Full House, Alf, Hollywood Squares, The $25,000 Pyramid and, most recently, The Young and the Restless.
Yeardley Smith, who voices Lisa on The Simpsons, tweeted about Wallace's passing early Saturday. "Cheers to the hilarious, kind, fab Marcia Wallace, who has taken her leave of us. Heaven is now a much funnier place b/c of you, Marcia," she wrote.
Simspons executive producer Al Jean released a statement saying that Wallace's death is unrelated to the announcement made earlier this month that the series plans to kill off its second regular character next season. "I was tremendously saddened to learn this morning of the passing of the brilliant and gracious Marcia Wallace," Jean said. "She was beloved by all at The Simpsons and we intend to retire her irreplaceable character. Earlier we had discussed a potential storyline in which a character passed away. This was not Marcia's Edna Krabappel. Marcia's passing is unrelated and again, a terrible loss for all who had the pleasure of knowing her."
Watch this video featuring Edna Krabappel's trademark "Ha!" laugh: Video.
Y&R Star's Upcoming AppearancesChristian J. LeBlanc (Michael, Y&R) will be making two appearances in his hometown of New Orleans on October 26. At 2:00 p.m., the actor will be showing up at Tipitina's (501 Napoleon Ave) with AMC newscaster Robin Williams, who has famously battled cancer, to promote YOUR POWER IS ON, A Little Book of Hope, written by her sister, Sally-Ann Roberts, an anchor at WWL. The book-signing event will also include a gospel concert. Next, starting at 10:00 p.m., LeBlanc will be judging a costume contest for the Halloween New Orleans extravaganza. For more information, click here.
Say Farewell To Port Chuck!GENERAL HOSPITAL's Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) and former co-stars Steve Burton (ex-Jason), Scott Reeves (ex-Steve) and Brandon Barash (ex-Johnny) -- collectively known as Port Chuck -- are kicking off their "farewell" tour next month, and want you to come say "So long!"
The band will visit Boston, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Cincinnati and Chicago during their week-long tour, which begins on Saturday, November 16. For a complete list of the cities and concert venues -- and to purchase tickets -- visit www.portchuck.com. You are sure to have a rockin' good time!
Corbin Bernsen Film Dedicated to His Late Mother(Trailer) Jeanne Cooper, famous for her many years as Katherine/Kay Chancellor on the soap opera The Young and The Restless, passed away in May. Later this month, a movie will arrive on DVD and VOD with a special dedication from her son Corbin Bernsen.
Releasing October 25 from Dallas faith-based movies enterprise EchoLight Studios, Beyond the Heavens tells the story of Oliver, a 12-year-old boy who is compelled by the lingering sadness surrounding the disappearance of his brother to scientifically investigate the existence of God.
“My hope is that Beyond the Heavens will encourage people to explore faith, open their mind and go beyond what they think they know,” said Bernsen. “This is what my mother encouraged me to do. I hope to encourage others to do the same through this story.”
Bernsen wrote, directed the film and co-stars as the boy’s father Gus Henry. The movie was filmed in Provost, Alberta and was praised by The Dove Foundation as a “terrific inspirational film.”
'Young & Restless' Actress Settles With Allegedly 'Neglectful' AgencyThe drama is over — the case of the neglected soap star has come to a close.
As first reported by TheWrap, “The Young and the Restless” star Christel Khalil filed a lawsuit against her own talent agency for allegedly being so neglectful that they sent her on an audition for the very show on which she was already working.
The long-term soap star even won an Emmy — and was nominated for four — for her role on the popular soap opera, where she worked for 10 years. Mavrick Artists Agency, the defendant, told TheWrap that the accusations were ridiculous and without merit.
“There’s no way in hell that she went out on an audition,” the company’s attorney said. “That just couldn’t have happened. Do you think ‘Young & the Restless’ is so stupid that their casting office would have scheduled such an audition? It wasn’t an audition — it was a submission.”
Khalil had also accused her now-former agency of withholding her money beyond their standard 10 percent agreement. Mavrick previously told TheWrap that she just didn’t want to pay her fees.
And now, the drama is over.
“The Parties are pleased to confirm that they have resolved all of their claims against each other, they wish each other success in their future endeavors, and the action has been dismissed with prejudice,” attorneys for Khalil told TheWrap.
The defense concurred, though no details of the settlement were released.
Khalil had left the agency before she filed the suit, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
“Both sides are a combination of happy and not happy by the nature of the settlement,” the person told TheWrap.
Michelle Stafford’s People.com BlogMichelle Stafford’s Blog: How I Became a Mom - Read it here.
Stafford Shares Her WisdomSince Michelle Stafford (ex-Phyllis) left THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, fans have been able to get their fix with her THE STAFFORD PROJECT Web series. But have you also been reading her blog? Over on her Web site, the actress has been posting about "Doing It As A Single Chick," covering topics like body issues, being a single mom and much, much more.
Burton & Jackson Pen Song For Y&R!At the end of today's episode of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS (Sept 23), a song titled "You Killed Romeo" was played over a montage. But what you might not know is that the tune was written by Steve Burton (Dylan) and his former GENERAL HOSPITAL co-star Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky, GH) who is now starring on the primetime series NASHVILLE!
Jackson wrote the music and provided lead vocals, while Burton penned the lryics and contributed backing vocals. "It was so fun collaborating with Steve," Jackson tweeted after the episode's airing. "Big thanks to Y&R!"
B&B's Conroy's Web Gig Has An Extra Soap TwistZack Conroy (Oliver, B&B) appears on Episode 403 of THE FLIPSIDE, a web series from soulpancake.com, the brainchild of Rainn Wilson (THE OFFICE). Reports Emme Rylan (Lulu, GENERAL HOSPITAL), "Zack played my brother [James] on GUIDING LIGHT [where Rylan played Lizzie] and is a friend of mine. This is a really good web series that he's appearing on. A sidenote piece of trivia is that when he calls the restaurant, I do the voiceover of the hostess. My fiancé, Don [Money], actually edits the show, so I do all of their voiceovers whenever it’s like, 1 o’clock in the morning and they’re like, ‘Oh, my God, we don’t have someone to do a voiceover for this!’ So I do the recording and try to do different voices [laughs]. Steven Weber [ex-Kevin, AS THE WORLD TURNS] from WINGS is in it, too, and Zack plays the younger version of him.” Check it out at youtube.com/soulpancake.
Soap Alum Lands On Y&RMarshall Hillard (ex-Dylan, DAYS; ex-Hart, GL) has joined the cast of Y&R as Officer George. According to the actor's rep, the character is set to be part of a major storyline.
Soaps Up For Casting AwardThree soaps were nominated for Artios Awards by the Casting Society Of America. Competing in the Daytime Drama Series category are DAYS OF OUR LIVES, GENERAL HOSPITAL, and THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS.
The awards for casting in television and film will be distributed simultaneously at the Beverly Hilton and New York's XL Nightclub on Monday, November 18.
Sean Kanan Is On The Radio!If you'd like to know what Sean Kanan (A.J., GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Deacon, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL/THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) is like off the set, you need go no further than www.UBNRadio.com where you'll be able to tune into the actor's new Internet radio show!
Kanan and his wife, Michele, will be co-hosting Kanan's Rules on the UBN Radio Network, discussing careers, romance, politics, current events and more with each other and with special guests. Almost no topic will be off-limits!
"Five years ago, I was a bachelor who lived alone in the Hollywood Hills," Kanan says. "I came and went and didn't answer to anyone. Now I am living with a wife, five kids and two dogs. That alone provides enough topics to last the next ten years!"
"We make a great team," Michele adds. "Living with Sean is like a carnival ride sometimes because I never know where we're gonna be or how we will get stuff done. But amid all of our shenanigans, we manage to excel at our careers and more importantly, at being a family."
Kanan's Rules will air live on Wednesdays from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST at www.UBNRadio.com starting this Wednesday, February 6. Past episodes will be archived at iTunes, Stitcher and TuneIn, so you don't have to worry about missing a show!
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's Jeanne Cooper Is An Open Book!THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS fans who have been waiting for their favorite matriarch, Jeanne Cooper (Katherine), to finally pen her memoirs need wait no longer! Her autobiography, Not Young, Still Restless, will hit bookstores and on-line retailers like Amazon.com on Tuesday, July 31.
The Emmy winner tells Soaps In Depth that it wasn't easy for her to revisit certain chapters, as it were, in her 84 years of life. "It brings back all sorts of feelings! You get angry all over again!" Cooper says, giving her trademark throaty chuckle. "Writing your autobiography is a lot like therapy."
Indeed, Cooper's good friend, Barbara Hale (PERRY MASON), was amazed by the effort. "She was like, 'Oh my God, how did you put it down in a book? How did you get started?' I'm like, 'Please don't ask me that, Barbara!'"
Of course, the showbiz vet is well aware that some of her revelations might raise eyebrows -- like her affair with Beau Kazer, who recurs as her Y&R son, Brock. "I asked Beau's permission to tell people about it, and he said, 'Duchess, I love you and I've always loved you. I'd marry you tomorrow,'" she recounts. "I said, 'But you're already married!' He said, 'It doesn't matter -- I'd marry you, too!'"
While Cooper said she was careful in what she revealed, not wanting to be vindictive or mean-spirited, does she have any regrets after seeing her life story in print? "No. I have no regrets. Not a thing!"
To pre-order yourself a copy of Not Young, Still Restless, click here. And keep your eye out for a feature interview with Cooper in an upcoming CBS issue of Soaps In Depth, where she will reveal more secrets from her book!
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.
Join the Y&R Fan Club!Fan Club members receive exclusive gifts such as cast photos, an autographed birthday card, and much more! Stay in touch with other fans and get the latest news on future Fan Club events, including the Fan Club Luncheon where you can dine with your Y&R favorites, participate in a Q&A session and bid on unique auction items. The application is quick and easy. Join today!
Sean Kanan on How to Cook Like a GentlemanYou might know him as the bad guy from The Karate Kid Part III, or for his more recent work on The Young and the Restless, but actor and producer Sean Kanan has a different project up his sleeve lately—writing. His first book, “The Modern Gentleman,” was released on Sept. 13, yet Kanan is not a newcomer to the art of writing.
“I’ve actually written for longer than I have acted,” Kanan said in a recent interview with NTD Television on Wednesday, Sept. 14, in New York. “Writing is really the first endeavor into the arts that I ever participated in.”
Combining his writing with his love for cooking, Kanan has written a cookbook specifically with the male audience in mind (but also inviting women for a look into the male mind). “The Modern Gentleman” will help guys through not only the basics of preparing a kitchen and cooking simple meals but also more impressive dishes. The recipes range from simple mac ‘n’ cheese to roasted pork loin stuffed with goat cheese, with the intention of helping any man go from clueless to culinary genius.
However, “The Modern Gentleman” isn’t just a cookbook. “The book also deals with the lost art of being a gentleman in today’s sometimes confusing social landscape,” Kanan explains. According to him, and surely many other men out there, balancing the roles of being a man is hard.
“Guys were left a little confused: Am I supposed to be the alpha male who is a problem solver, or am I supposed to be the guy that is sensitive and a really great listener? For my money, the reality is that it’s a little of both, and it’s somewhere in between.”
This balancing act is brought up many times in his book. Kanan humorously talks about relationships and about “connecting with her with honesty and integrity without being dismissed as ‘the nice guy.’” Basically, it’s how to be the strong alpha male type but without acting like a cave man. To achieve this, etiquette is required, and such etiquette is the main theme of many chapters in “The Modern Gentleman.”
Becoming a gentleman, however, is not just an education for confused or bad-mannered adults. Being a gentleman is all about being a man who “exhibits strength and compassion towards others, a man who treats others with tolerance and dignity,” all according to the book.
So, wouldn’t that be a great thing to teach children? That’s what Kanan’s girlfriend Michele thought, when she pointed out to him that young boys who learn how to act like gentlemen earlier on will take that lesson with them in life and avoid becoming bullies.
Kanan himself has had quite an experience when it comes to bullying. As a self-proclaimed “chubby and awkward kid,” he was often the victim of bullying. This led the young Kanan to take up martial arts, leading to his breakout acting role. His experience with bullying caused him to become a member of the Anti-Defamation League, helping in the fight against bullying.
With his new book, Kanan takes preventing bullying to a new level, reasoning that kids who know how to be gentlemen will bring compassion and tolerance into their everyday life, and stop bullying.
The book’s focus is on the art of being a gentleman in the kitchen. There is a chapter about the utensils and ingredients you will need to keep home, another one on the subject of different wines and liquors, and two chapters celebrating Italian cuisine.
But don’t worry, the book takes on how to be a gentleman outside of your kitchen, too. This includes how to take women out on dates, how to entertain a group, and even advice on flower arranging, balanced out with a chapter about defending yourself like a man.
Kanan concludes this cooking-meets-self-help book with tips on how to buy the perfect engagement ring, hopefully showing how far being a gentleman can get you.
So just like the book’s tagline reads, don’t just set the table. Set the mood.
Soap Opera 451Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime Drama's Greatest Moments: The first enhanced e-book of its kind, “Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime Drama’s Greatest Moments” by New York Times bestselling author and soap opera insider Alina Adams, features actor interviews, insider information, fans and fan favorites looking back on 45 of the most memorable moments in daytime television history, as well as links to view the selected scenes, and to the star-studded contributors’ personal sites, so that readers may interact with them personally. (An Internet connection is required and availability will vary depending on your viewing device).
“Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime Drama’s Greatest Moments” includes interviews with: “All My Children’s” Eden Riegel on her character Bianca coming out as a lesbian to her mother, Erica Kane; “Another World’s” Linda Dano on her character Felicia's alcohol intervention; “Dark Shadow’s” Kathryn Leigh Scott on Barnabas bringing Josette back from the dead; “One Life to Live’s” headwriter Michael Malone on Marty's gang rape; “General Hospital’s” headwriter Thom Racina on scripting Luke and Laura's wedding; “Generations” creator Sally Sussman Morina on the show’s groundbreaking racial housing discrimination story; and dozens of other stars, writers, insiders and stories from “The Young and the Restless,” “As The World Turns,” “Days of Our Lives,” “Guiding Light”, “Passions,” “Texas,”“The Bold and the Beautiful,” “The Doctors” and many more.
“Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime Drama’s Greatest Moments” may be experienced via a tablet, iPad, cell-phone, lap-top or desk-top computer. All of the text may be read on the Kindle or Nook devices.
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.”
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