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  • Debuted on: March 26, 1973
  • Network: CBS
  • Created by: William J Bell & Lee Phillip Bell
  • Takes place in: Genoa City, Wisconsin

  • Current Cast

    • Marla Adams as Dina Mergeron
    • Lauralee Bell as Christine Blair Williams
    • Peter Bergman as Jack Abbott
    • Eric Braeden as Victor Newman
    • Tracey E. Bregman as Lauren Fenmore Baldwin
    • Jason Canela as Arturo Rosales
    • Sharon Case as Sharon Newman
    • Judith Chapman as Gloria Bardwell
    • Brooks Darnell as Nate Hastings, Jr.
    • Doug Davidson as Paul Williams
    • Eileen Davidson as Ashley Abbott
    • Jerry Douglas as ghost of John Abbott
    • Cait Fairbanks as Tessa Porter
    • David Faustino as Howard Green
    • Noah Alexander Gerry as Charlie Ashby
    • Daniel Goddard as Cane Ashby
    • Camryn Grimes as Mariah Copeland
    • Daniel Hall as Scott Grainger
    • Camryn Hamm as Shauna
    • Amelia Heinle as Victoria Newman Abbott
    • Bryton James as Devon Hamilton
    • Christel Khalil as Lily Ashby
    • Hunter Haley King as Summer Newman
    • Darnell Kirkwood as Jordan Wilde
    • Shanica Knowles as Simone
    • Christian LeBlanc as Michael Baldwin
    • Aly Lind as Faith Newman
    • Kate Linder as Esther Valentine
    • Beth Maitland as Traci Connelly
    • Michael Mealor as Kyle Abbott
    • Mishael Morgan as Hilary Curtis
    • Joshua Morrow as Nicholas Newman
    • Melissa Ordway as Abby Newman
    • Greg Rikaart as Kevin Fisher
    • Tristan Rogers as Colin Atkinson
    • Melody Thomas Scott as Nikki Newman
    • Abhi Sinha as Ravi Shapur
    • Lexie Stevenson as Mattie Ashby
    • Kristoff St. John as Neil Winters
    • Jason Thompson as Billy Abbott
    • Gina Tognoni as Phyllis Summers
    • Jordi Vilasuso as Rey
    • Jess Walton as Jill Fenmore
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    Cane makes amends; Mariah takes a stand; Phyllis comes clean.
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    Devon and Hilary celebrate their love; Billy disappoints Phyllis.
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    News, Cast Updates and Scoop

    (News section last updated July 21, 2018)

    Jason Canela Lands Contract With Y&R

    (7/21/18) Y&R’s Jason Canela, who plays Arturo Rosales, shared on Instagram that he has signed a contract with the show. The actor posted, “Thank you to @malyoung @sony @cbs & @youngandtherestless for believing in me and making me feel at home in Genoa city and blessing me with the opportunity to bring life to Arturo Rosales. I’m proud and honored to officially be a full time member of the @youngandtherestless family.” Canela first aired on February 2 and Arturo was later revealed to be Nikki’s secret boy toy. The character has since moved on with her stepdaughter, Abby.

    Dishing with Digest - Episode 17

    (7/21/18) (Listen / download) YOUNG AND RESTLESS’s Joshua Morrow (Nick) chats with Soap Opera Digest's Stephanie Sloane and Mara Levinsky about the shocking twists in his character’s story, his special relationship with Eric Braeden (Victor), “Shick”, “Phick” and so much more! Plus, we discuss the pros and cons of splitting up supercouples.

    Jordi Vilasuso Joins Y&R

    (7/20/18) Daytime Emmy winner Jordi Vilasuso (ex-Dario, DAYS; ex-Griffin, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Tony, GUIDING LIGHT) has been cast on Y&R in a new role. The actor will play a mysterious stranger named Rey who quickly finds himself immersed in the drama of Genoa City. Vilasuso will make his Y&R debut on Friday, August 17.

    Moon Bloodgood and GH's Billy Miller Join Apple's Are You Sleeping Thriller

    (7/20/18) Falling Skies alum Moon Bloodgood has booked a series regular role on Are You Sleeping, a thriller series for Apple’s yet-to-be-named, coming-some-day streaming service. Meanwhile, three-time Daytime Emmy winner Billy Miller (General Hospital, The Young and the Restless) is set to recur.

    Based on the true-crime novel by Kathleen Barber, Are You Sleeping — which counts Reese Witherspoon among its EPs — centers on Octavia Spencer’s Poppy Parnell, a relentless investigative reporter who looks to uncover the truth behind a decades old questionable murder verdict through her new podcast. Lizzy Caplan plays Josie and Lanie, twin sisters whose father was the murder victim.

    Bloodgood will fill the series regular role of Poppy’s best friend, Cath, while Miller will recur as Lanie’s husband Alex.

    Additionally, Brett Cullen (Narcos) will recur as the father of convicted murder Warren Cave.

    I Am Paul Walker Documentary Gets a Premiere Date

    (7/17/18) I Am Paul Walker, the documentary chronicling The Fast and the Furious franchise star Paul Walker's life and tragic death, is headed your way this summer. The Paramount Network announced Tuesday that the film is slated to premiere Saturday, Aug. 11 at 9/8c.

    The doc will offer up an intimate look at the late film star through never-before-seen home videos and untold stories from the people that knew him best — his family. He died in Nov. 2013 when his Porche crashed into several trees and caught fire. The death was ruled an accident.

    Walker was in the middle of filming Furious 7 at the time of his passing and production halted for several months while the crew figured out how to proceed in the wake of his death. Principal photography on the film was completed in July 2014 with help from Walker's brothers Caleb and Cody who were used as stand-ins for his remaining scenes.

    The documentary comes from Derik Murray who profiled other famous figures including John F. Kennedy Jr., Muhammad Ali, Heath Ledger, Bruce Lee and MLK Jr.

    I Am Paul Walker premieres Saturday, Aug. 11 at 9/8c on Paramount.

    Mishael Morgan Is Pregnant!

    (7/16/18) Baby No. 2 is on the way for Mishael Morgan, who has just wrapped up her five-year stint as Y&R’s Hilary. Already mom to son Niam, who turns 3 in August, the actress confirmed her pregnancy on social media, where she shared a video of her gender reveal celebration. “YES I am pregnant,” she posted. “And guess what… it’s a girl!!!” Congratulations to the whole family!

    David Hasselhoff to marry in Italy

    (7/16/18) David Hasselhoff will soon be saying “I do.”

    Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, the former “Baywatch” star revealed he and fiancée Hayley Roberts will wed in Italy on July 31.

    “We’re gonna get married on the 31st, you know, in Italy,” Hasselhoff, 65, said Saturday at Bruce Willis’ Comedy Central roast. “My birthday is on Tuesday and then we shoot out to the UK and a few places and then we’re gonna get married, but a very small wedding with her family from Wales in Puglia, which is southern Italy.”

    Hasselhoff proposed to Roberts, 37, in 2016, five years after first meeting in Wales. Following the nuptials, the newlyweds will embark on their honeymoon.

    “From there we’re gonna go to the Maldives and we’ll stay underwater for about two weeks,” Hasselhoff said.

    Hasselhoff is already wearing a wedding band and said it held sentimental significance.

    “It’s my mom and dad’s and I wear it for luck and I wear it for remembrance and so I thought, you know, it’s nice I don’t have to go out and get another ring. I’ll just keep this one,” he explained.

    Hasselhoff previously wed Catherine Hickland in 1984, before splitting five years later in 1989. He married Pamela Bach that December, later divorcing in 2016. They share two daughters, Taylor, 28, and Hayley, 25.

    Talk Show Appearance

    (7/15/18) The Talk – CBS

    Monday, July 16

    “Top Talker” actor Joshua Morrow (CBS’ THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) (new)

    Take Two on the Move

    (7/14/18) Take Two‘s Rachel Bilson and Eddie Cibrian will be on the case two hours earlier: Starting with next Thursday’s episode, the ABC detective procedural will air at 8/7c.

    The series — from Castle executive producers Andrew W. Marlowe and Terri Edda Miller — stars Cibrian as a lone-wolf private investigator who partners up with a fresh-out-of-rehab actress (Bilson).

    Next week’s installment features a mini Castle reunion, with guest star Seamus Dever (aka Castle detective Kevin Ryan) as a distraught husband and father who turns to the P.I. duo to help stop a hitman from fulfilling a contract.

    Sean Carrigan Races to an Exciting New Movie Role!

    (7/11/18) It’s been quite a while since Sean Carrigan has appeared on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS as Dr. Ben “Stitch” Rayburn, but he still has plenty of fans and they will soon be able to see the handsome and talented actor on the big screen in an exciting new movie, Ford V. Ferrari! Friend and former Y&R castmate Christian LeBlanc (Michael) shared the big news along with a selfie Carrigan snapped on the plane heading to film on location in France. “This is the face Sean Carrigan makes when he is in first class jetting off to Paris to play race car driver Walt Hansgen in a film about LeMans with Christian Bale and Matt Damon!”

    Ford V. Ferrari is the true story of the battle between Ford and Ferrari to win the legendary Le Mans race in 1966. Matt Damon, Christian Bale, and Jon Bernthal star in the film, which is directed by James Mangold, who has helmed award-winning fare like Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma, and Logan.

    Carrigan will be playing the role of Walt Hansgen, who was a world champion Formula One racecar driver in the ‘60s. The 24 Hours of Le Mans is an annual endurance race that has been held annually since 1923. Racing teams must attempt to win while also keeping with their cars running for 24 hours without breaking down.

    Since leaving Y&R, Carrigan has appeared as Coach Rafferty in the critically-acclaimed Netflix series AMERICAN VANDAL. He has also completed filming on the horror film Confessions of an Exorcist, where he plays Dr. Thane Knoles. Carrigan has also continued to stretch his comedic muscles performing at comedy shows in California.

    Imagen Awards Nominations

    (7/10/18) The nominations are out for the 33rd annual Imagen Awards, which celebrate positive portrayal and creative excellence of Latinos and Latino cultures in TV and film.

    Best Actress – Feature Film
    Eva Longoria, Overboard (3Pas Studios and Pantelion, Lionsgate MGM)
    Yvette Monreal, Monsoon (Create Entertainment/Desert Monsoon Media)
    Natalie Morales, Battle of the Sexes (Decibel Films, Cloud Eight Films and Fox Searchlight Pictures).

    Best Actor – Television
    Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso (National Geographic; National Geographic presents an Imagine Television & Fox 21 Television Studio Production)
    E.J. Bonilla, The Long Road Home (National Geographic; Phoenix Pictures, Finngate Television, and Fuzzy Door for National Geographic)
    Joaquim de Almeida, Queen of the South (USA Network; Fox Television and Universal Cable Productions)
    Alfonso Herrera, The Exorcist (FOX; 20th Century Fox Television/Morgan Creek Productions)
    Christian Navarro, 13 Reasons Why (Netflix; Paramount Television/Netflix)
    Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Snowfall (FX Networks; FX Productions)
    Edgar Ramirez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX Networks; Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions)
    Miles Gaston Villanueva, Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (NBC; NBCUniversal and Wolf Entertainment).

    Women of the WSOP: Farah Galfond, Soap Opera Star to High-Stakes Poker

    (7/5/18) ( They’re so much more than just a poker power couple, him a self-proclaimed “professional poker player/recreational businessman” with his own coaching site, her an “actor turned poker player turned back into actor apparently but still a poker player," according to their Twitter profiles.

    While anyone remotely involved in the poker world knows the PLO King Phil Galfond, who started the Run It Once poker training site and just shipped his third WSOP bracelet in $10K PLO, the poker world is only just becoming more familiar with the other half of the hitched duo — Farah Galfond.

    Formerly Farah Fath, the daytime soap opera star discovered poker while playing in cast & crew home games in New York City while she was shooting One Life to Live in 2007. She was instantly hooked on the game, and would get much more involved in it several years later after also getting hooked on one of the game’s most-respected players.

    Fath owes much of her acting success to her mother, who took a chance and flew her out to L.A. from their Kentucky home when she was 14 years old to see if her daughter could fulfill her dream of being on screen.

    Farah found a break with an agent that saw something in her and decided to take a chance, and her first audition was perfect. It was for Days of Our Lives, which happened to be her favorite show, and she knew the characters by heart. She nailed it and got the part as Mimi, staying on the show for 7.5 years until she left.

    She also played Gigi on One Life to Live, and couldn’t say which she loved more.

    “You can get very attached to a character when you play them for so long,” said Galfond. “I truly had alter egos and lived two lives. I cared deeply for them!”

    From Acting to Poker

    Many of the same challenges that drew Galfond to acting also make poker a nice fit for her, and she would eventually live somewhat of an alter ego in real life as an actor turned high-stakes poker player.

    “I believe acting, like any art, is therapeutic,” Galfond says. “I loved the challenge of constantly trying to get better and go deeper, and break through walls, and those are reasons I love playing poker too.”

    After meeting Phil as a fan of his through Twitter, the two fell quickly and as they say, the rest is history. Farah Fath became Farah Galfond in May, 2015 and she eventually transitioned into playing poker full-time.

    She started out grinding $2/5 and was winning in the games by 2015. She continued at those stakes for around two years before she felt comfortable enough to climb up to $5/10, which was probably the most difficult jump for her. Before the former soap star knew it, she was playing the biggest stakes around, taking an interesting trajectory to get there.

    “I played $5/10 for under a year and was doing well before [Phil] asked if I would be okay with trying out 300/600 last summer,” Galfond recounted. “Honestly, it was equally scary moving up to $5/10 as it was $300/600. [laughs] The $5/10 regs look so intimidating!”

    Her rapid climb up the poker ranks has landed her in games as big as $500/$1,000 and being featured in Poker Central’s Super High Roller Club episodes and Poker After Dark. She even headlined a week of televised Poker After Dark games on PokerGO aptly titled “Games of Our Lives,” where Galfond tangled with the likes of Bill Perkins, Jean-Robert Bellande, Bill Klein and Matt Berkey – and held her own.

    When asked what she loves most about the game, Galfond responded: “I suppose overall, it's the infinite amount of interesting situations that you find yourself in, session after session, and the challenge of learning from these situations to improve your game over time.”

    How has being married to Phil Galfond helped her game? Farah explained, “I would be nowhere without him.

    “We don't ever have sit down coaching sessions but over time, he has imbedded important fundamentals into my game and given me a number of 'hot tips' as I would like to call them. I'm a trial-and-error based learner so I really just need to dive in and play and then chat with him later about what I could have done better.”

    To Play or Not to Play the WSOP Main Event?

    Farah Galfond loves poker so much, that she even came to try her hand on Day 1b of the WSOP Main Event, though she struggled with the idea now that the couple is expecting.

    @Farah_Galfond : My love wants so badly to play the Main Event but my pregnant body is making me very nervous about the prospect. I get so tired & need tons of rest. I think playing could actually be a terrible idea. Agh. So torn! ??

    Galfond decided to brave the grind, hoping for that #babyrungood Phil tweeted about. And she seems to be enjoying it so far.

    @PhilGalfond : Look who decided to play the #WSOP Main Event with me! #babyrungood

    @Farah_Galfond : Loving the guy that always 3-bets me when I have it. Loving the guy who has no actual idea what is going on. Loving the guy who is praying I give birth on Dec 1st bc “that is Peter Pan’s birthday. Not many people know that.” Loving tbl 51 at the #WSOP main event!

    And while the actress turned high-stakes poker grinder may have gone back to acting recently, it looks as if poker will always be in the bones of the Galfonds, and most likely also in the blood of their offspring.

    Who Is Arturo on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS? — Meet Jason Canela!

    (7/5/18) ( Shortly after former telenovela star Jason Canela joined the cast of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS as the sexy contractor Arturo, he was revealed to be carrying on a secret affair with Nikki, and now he's dating her stepdaughter, Abby! The guy doesn't waste any time!

    The actor has appeared in Spanish-language serials like ¿DONDE ESTA ELISA?, COSITA LINDA, and RUTA 35. as well as the films Single in South Beach and Camino. More recently, he could be seen in FOX’s primetime series PITCH, where he played baseball player Omar Robles.

    Canela was born in Miami, Florida, to Cuban parents, and show business runs in the family! He has three older siblings, including the actor/singer Jencarlos Canela. Y&R is first American daytime soap role, but we have no doubt the hunk will fit right in!

    Arturo was hired to do some construction, but Nick was stunned to find out he was also moonlighting as Nikki's new boy toy! Of course, things got even more shocking when Nikki revealed that Victor was fully aware and had a mistress of his own as they'd decided to have an open relationship! However, that didn't last long, and Nikki eventually broke things off with Arturo so that she and Victor could commit to each other. He and Abby began spending time together and the sparks started flying. Of course, the fact that he'd been sleeping with her stepmother was a bit of a wrinkle, and Nikki herself didn't approve of the match at all!

    Abby had some initial bursts of jealousy when she suspected Arturo of sleeping with her mother, Ashley, but that turned out to be a misunderstanding and she eventually admitted she'd developed feelings for the hunk. And on the Fourth of July, the fireworks weren't just in the sky as the couple took things to the next level by hitting the sheets for some steamy lovemaking!

    Vivica A. Fox Drama ‘Kinky’ Sets Date With Patriot Releasing

    (7/5/18) Vivica A. Fox-starrer Kinky has been acquired by Patriot Releasing, part of the company’s plan to distribute 10 films a year that target African American women. Written and directed by Chocolate City helmer Jean Claude Lamarre, the film from Patriot Pictures will hit 300 screens October 12 and expand to 700 the following week.

    The plot follows Dr. Joyce Richardson, a beautiful African American surgeon who begins a sexual journey with a billionaire investor. After a few months of dating, the couple begins exploring their most kinky sexual fantasies, leading them into a world of BDSM and hardcore sexual exploration.

    Dawn Richard (Danity Kane), Robert Ri’Chard (Coach Carter), Eurika Pratts (Black Magic) and Gary Dourdan (CSI) co-star.

    Producers are Patriot CEO/chairman Michael Mendelsohn, Jessie LeVostre and Pratts.

    Patriot recently acquired a Black female-lead comedy spec, Wedding Guest List, with an aim to start production next year. Also, the company just wrapped on the RZA-directed heist thriller Cut Throat City with Wesley Snipes and Terrence Howard, as well as Chocolate City 3.

    Kinky’s deal was negotiated between PMendelsohn, LaMarre and Nulite Media.

    Kelly Kruger Guests On THE BOLD TYPE

    (7/2/18) Kelly Kruger (Mackenzie, Y&R) will guest star on Freeform’s hit TV series, THE BOLD TYPE, on Tuesday, July 3rd. She took to Twitter to share her excitement posting a selfie with one of the show’s lead actresses, Katie Stevens. “Guess who’s popping up on @TheBoldTypeTV this week?! Love this angel face right here,” she wrote. The actress also shared a behind the scenes photo in April on her Instagram page.

    Elizabeth Bogush To Star In ‘Last Night’

    (7/2/18) Elizabeth Bogush is set as the lead in Last Night, a MarVista Entertainment indie feature from director Chris Sivertson. The plot follows a successful family woman who wakes up next to the dead body of her former lover with no memory of what happened last night, she must race to uncover the identity of the killer before she’s arrested for the crime or becomes the next victim herself. Brad Schmidt Eddie Kaye Thomas, Mark Famiglietti, Sarah Lind, Victoria Barbaras, Stephanie Bast round out the cast. Michael Moran and John Hermann are the producers. Bogush, who has recurred CBS’s NCIS: LA and Showtime’s Masters of Sex, is repped by Innovative, Margie Weiner Management, and Meyer & Downs.

    Melissa Ordway and Jason Canela Facebook Live

    (6/30/18) Melissa Ordway and Jason Canela Facebook Live: Video.

    ‘This Is Us’ Star Justin Hartley Joins Universal’s Comedy Film ‘Little’

    (6/30/18) Justin Hartley is hitting the big screen once again. After recently appearing in STX’s A Bad Moms Christmas, the This Is Us star is set to co-star in the comedy Little, from Will Packer Productions and Universal Pictures. Saturday Night Live alum Rachel Dratch and current cast member Mikey Day have also been cast in the pic, while Luke James and Tone Bell are in talks to join.

    Black-ish actress Marsai Martin is starring, with Issa Rae and Regina Hall also part of the call sheet.

    Tina Gordon is directing from a script by Camilla Blackett with an earlier draft by Gordon and Girls Trip scribe Tracy Oliver. It’s about a woman who gets the chance to relive the carefree life as her younger self when the pressures of adulthood become too much. Will Packer, James Lopez, and Kenya Barris are producing. Exec Producers are Josh Martin, Martin, and Hall. Erik Baiers and Mika Pryce are overseeing production for the studio.

    Hartley will return for Season 3 of NBC’s highly acclaimed — and emotive — drama, This Is Us, this fall. He’s repped by CAA and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.

    The Young and the Restless casts new actor to play son of Olivia Winters

    (6/28/18) ( (Photo) Dr. Nate Hastings, Jr. is coming back to Genoa City — but he may look a little different than the last time he was in a white coat.

    Brooks Darnell (Shadowhunters) will assume the role of Olivia Winters’ son on The Young and the Restless, EW has learned exclusively. First created in 1992, the role of Nate Jr. was first introduced as the son of Olivia and Nate Hastings, Sr. The last adult to play him was Walter Fauntleroy in 2011.

    Darnell will make his debut on Tuesday, July 3 as a secret doctor who treats Victor Newman.

    The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on CBS.

    Young and the Restless' Eileen Davidson Confirms Exit

    (6/28/18) Eileen Davidson is bidding Genoa City adieu, again.

    The Daytime-TV vet confirmed on Wednesday that she is exiting the role of The Young and the Restless‘ Ashley this fall, bringing to a close her latest, five-year run on the CBS serial. Daytime Confidential first reported on her plans.

    Davidson, who in recent years has at times appeared on both Y&R and rival soap Days of Our Lives, as well as been one of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, indicated a desire to break from the demands of daytime, saying, “Time for a little more control over my day-to-day!”

    The actress is a four-time Daytime Emmy nominee and two-time winner across her runs on Y&R and Days (where she played Kristen, Susan et al), having most recently grabbed gold this May. Her daytime-TV credits also include The Bold and the Beautiful (as Ashley) and Santa Barbara (where she succeeded Robin Wright and Carrington Garland as Kelly Capwell).

    More Stars Added To Kate Linder’s Tea

    (6/26/18) Kate Linder (Esther, Y&R) will mark the 20th anniversary of her charity tea in Vancouver, BC with the help of her co-stars. Abhi Sinha (Ravi) and David Lago (ex-Raul) have been added to the star-studded roster that already included Christian J. LeBlanc (Michael), Jess Walton (Jill), Doug Davidson (Paul) and Marla Adams (Dina). The event takes place on July 15. For tickets, go to

    Eric Braeden Addresses the Concerns About His Health

    (6/26/18) ( When Victor landed in a coma after his tussle with J.T., some fans thought he was leaving THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS. But now that he’s still recovering from his injuries and the stroke which followed, other viewers have begun to worry that there’s actually something wrong with his portrayer, veteran actor Eric Braeden! However, the Y&R star took to Twitter to put a stop to the rumors and wild speculation.

    “I have heard some comments about my ‘condition,’” Braeden tweeted. “I’m an actor and when I’m in a storyline involving a fist fight and a tumble down the stairs and a subsequent coma, I’m going to play the consequences of that to the best of my ability. But I, Eric Braeden, am full of p**s and vinegar!”

    So fans can take a breath and relax because there’s not actually anything wrong with Braeden’s health — he’s just that good of an actor! There’s a reason why he’s racked up eight Daytime Emmy Awards nominations over the course of his nearly four decades on Y&R (he took home the trophy for Lead Actor back in 1998). And thankfully he’s taking all the concern with a grain of salt, tweeting back at a fan: “It’s all cool, part of the job!”

    So this means that Braeden isn’t going anywhere, and Y&R viewers can look forward to much more drama in the future as Victor continues to rule the Newman family with an iron fist. Will he continue to keep Christian away from Nick, or will all his manipulations come crashing down around him? You’ll just have to stay tuned to find out!

    Dishing with Digest Episode 13

    (6/23/18) (Listen / download) Y&R star Jason Thompson (Billy) chat about his time in Genoa City, the popular “Philly” romance, who he keeps in touch with from GH and more. Plus, we talk about Dominic Zamprogna’s exit as GH’s Dante, and whether or not soap roles should be recast.

    Who Plays Shauna on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS? — Meet Camryn Hamm

    (6/22/18) ( Charlie’s life got a little more complicated when he fell for Shauna on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, but the soap is all the better for adding actress Camryn Hamm to its cast! “I am so excited to announce that I will be guest-starring on Y&R!” she posted to her Instagram back in February. “I had such an amazing time working with the amazing cast and crew of this show! I hope you all enjoy!”

    Hamm made her debut in the March 2 episode, and after a few appearances, returned again in May for even more! “It has been such an honor to work on this show again!” she enthused. “The incredible cast and crew are so talented, including the beautiful Mishael Morgan (Hilary) who has inspired me so much!” Y&R is Hamm’s daytime debut, though viewers might recognize her from her role as Hilary Montgomery in an episode of the ABC sitcom BLACK-ISH.

    Shauna was initially introduced as a young teen who Hilary was mentoring. And while it initially seemed as though Hil was just doing it to make herself look good in Devon’s eyes, it turned out to be genuine and Hilary does actually care about the young woman’s well-being. And after Charlie took Shauna to her prom, she sought him out when her life at home became too difficult. Her parents dumped her with her dysfunctional aunt so she needed somewhere else to stay. Lily was upset to find Shauna in her son’s bed, but after the situation was explained, Hilary and Devon invited her to live with them in their new apartment.

    However, poor Charlie may be in over his head with the more worldly Shauna. How will their relationship develop? You’ll just have to stay tuned to find out!

    Eva Longoria gives birth to baby boy

    (6/20/18) (Photo) Eva Longoria has welcomed her first child.

    The Desperate Housewives actress and her husband Jose ‘Pepe’ Baston confirmed in late December that they were expecting a baby after several months of speculation.

    And on Wednesday, Longoria announced in a statement to HOLA! USA that she had given birth to a baby boy on Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

    Eva and Pepe shared that their son weighed 6 lbs and 13 oz and that they have decided to name him Santiago Enrique Baston.

    “We are so grateful for this beautiful blessing,” they said.

    The couple also shared a photograph of Longoria holding the tiny infant on her chest and another one of her sporting a necklace featuring his name.

    Longoria celebrated the impending arrival of her son at a star-studded baby shower in May, with the likes of Elizabeth Banks, Sophia Bush, Melanie Griffith, and her former Desperate Housewives co-star Marcia Cross, in attendance.

    She also recently revealed how excited she was to welcome her first child but added she’s more intrigued to see how much hair her baby boy would have.

    “I can’t wait to meet him. I just can’t wait to see what his personality is like, what he looks like, how much hair he’s going to have,” the 43-year-old told E! News. “There’s so much to look forward to, and it’s becoming more real every day.

    “I’m like, ‘Oh, he’s going to have to come out eventually, right? It’s not just like, ‘Oh, pregnancy is so great’… He’s eventually gonna be here.”

    Eva and Jose, 50, met on a blind date arranged by a mutual friend and married in Mexico in May 2016. Jose has three adult children from a previous marriage.

    Phillip Chancellor on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS — Everything You Need to Know!

    (6/18/18) ( Jack’s search for his real father has led him to an unusual discovery that could mean he's not an Abbott but a Chancellor. However, if you’re one of the newer viewers wondering who is Phillip Chancellor on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, let us fill you in on some details regarding Jack’s possible dad. The character of Phillip Robert Chancellor II first appeared on Y&R in 1973 played by Jon Considine. Then Donnelly Rhodes took over, portraying the patriarch from 1974-75.

    Phillip was the husband of Katherine Chancellor, who was the widow of his college friend, Gary Reynolds. Their marriage was strained because Kay had some pretty bad habits: Smoking, drinking… and cheating on him! Phillip tried to help his wife with her vices, but ended up having an affair of his own with Jill Foster. They fell in love and conceived a child together, leading Phillip to decide to leave Katherine.

    He served Kay with the divorce papers and jetted off to the Dominican Republic where he finalized the split before returning to Genoa City. But Kay picked him up at the airport, begging for another chance. When he refused, she sped up and drove off a cliff intending to kill them both! But Phillip survived the crash long enough to marry Jill on his deathbed. Phillip was buried in the backyard of the Chancellor estate. Later, Jill gave birth to his son, Phillip Chancellor III (best remembered as played by Thom Bierdz), who continued the family legacy with his own son, Phillip Robert Chancellor IV, who went by the nickname Chance (and was played by John Driscoll as an adult).

    It was their love for Phillip that sparked the epic rivalry between Katherine and Jill. And while Kay was supposed to be Dina’s best friend, might Ms. Mergeron have enjoyed a fling with her man? And when did this affair take place? Before or after his marriage to Katherine? Stay tuned as this storyline continues to unfold and the truth is finally revealed.

    'Family Matters' star Darius McCrary has to pay only $29 per month child support

    (6/17/18) Former Family Matters star Darius McCrary has fallen on hard times financially.

    According to court docs he has been ordered to pay Tammy Brawner just $29 per month in child support.

    The fallen star has a two-year-old daughter, Zoey, with Brawner and the court is demanding that he makes the tiny payments.

    The Blast website is reporting that the actor – who played lovable Eddie Winslow – most recently appeared on seven episodes of Lee Daniels‘ TV show Star but apparently has not worked since.

    He previously told the court that he was having problems finding work and that he was not able to even afford the required visitation monitor to see his daughter.

    Brawner and McCrary have previously filed restraining orders against each other in what has turned out to be a volatile breakup.

    Darius McCrary’s required $29 per month payment is based off his reported income of just $462 per month.

    The documents noted that the County had applied a “low-income adjustment” to help him out financially.

    New Scripted Soap Opera Podcast GOSSIP is Out Today From Stitcher/Midroll

    (6/15/18) ( New York Times bestselling author Allison Raskin's new scripted podcast, Gossip, is out today from Stitcher/Midroll and is available on Apple Podcasts and other podcatchers. Gossip centers on three unlikely female friends: Valerie (Victoria Rowell), Mia (Amanda Perez), and Bethany (Allison Raskin). Each week, they meet at the Golden Cup Coffee Corner to drink coffee and share the latest gossip floating around their not-so-traditional suburban town, Golden Acres. When the juicy stories involve infidelity, secret pasts, and murder, does it even matter if the rumors are true? Each episode will also feature an accompanying comic from New Yorker artists such as Amy Kurzweil, Sofia Warren, Hilary Campbell, and more.

    Episode 1: "Poly Employers"

    Mia's employers open their marriage. Bethany's new boss might be a serial killer. And Valerie has an opinion about everything. Plus Hot Goss featuring Alexis G. Zall!

    Episode 2: "Meth Airbnb"

    An AirBnb horror story. Plus Valerie has "invisible hives." If you can believe such a thing. Plus Hot Goss featuring Amanda Perez!

    Cast and crew:

    Showrunner/Bethany: Allison Raskin (I Hate Everyone But You, Just Between Us)

    Valerie - Victoria Rowell (The Young and the Restless, Dumb & Dumber)
    Mia - Amanda Perez (Don Jon)
    Rockin' Robin - Beth Littleford (The Daily Show; Crazy, Stupid, Love)

    Karen Heart - Emily Heller
    Phil Heart - Kunal Dudheker
    Father Williams - MARLON Young
    Eliza - Carrie Clifford
    Mayor Alice - Rachel Scanlon
    Thad - Joe Hartzler
    Mrs. Bitterman - Phoebe Dorin
    Jonas - Adam Blake
    Oliver Alastair - James Murden
    Priscilla - Rachel Middleton
    Celeste - Tawny Newsome
    Mrs. Chong - Toy Lei
    Bob - Peter Mackenzie
    Florist Martin - Igor Hiller
    Barista - Igor Hiller
    Jean - Mary Sasson
    Richard - Dan Lippert
    Kathy - Lilan Bowden
    Caitlin - Alexis G. Zall
    Penelope - Rachel Middleton
    Joanna - Amanda Lund
    Francesca - Lilan Bowden
    Michelangelo - Jon Gabrus
    Larry - Pete Gardner
    Ethan - Joe Hartzler
    Doctor - Peter Mackenzie
    PA System - Mary Sasson
    Cop - Adam Blake

    Executive Producers: Jenny Radelet and Matt Sadeghian

    Producer: Rachel Wolther (Snowy Bing Bongs Across the North Star Combat Zone, Let Me Die a Nun)

    Writer: Charla Lauriston (People of Earth, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)

    Y&R Fans Make Bold Plea For Mishael Morgan

    (6/15/18) In response to the news that Y&R’s Mishael Morgan (Hilary) is leaving after contract talks reportedly broke down, some “Hevon” fans made a very public appeal to Sony, the parent company of the show, by renting a plane that flew over CBS Studio City in Los Angeles, Y&R’s home base, while pulling a banner that read, “SONY, PLEASE KEEP MISHAEL MORGAN ON Y&R.” The gesture was reminiscent of a similar stunt in 2011, when Daniel Goddard (Cane) fans protested his firing with the plane-tugging sign, “Y&R Fans Want Daniel Goddard as Cane Ashby”. The move worked for the actor, who was promptly reinstated.

    Justin Hartley’s Long Road to This Is Us

    (6/15/18) How the self-described ‘journeyman actor’ landed on NBC’s hit drama:



    Y&R’s Mishael Morgan Confirms Exit

    (6/12/18) Mishael Morgan (Hilary, Y&R) has confirmed her imminent departure from the soap. The actress tweeted, “It is with a heavy heart that I announce my departure from The Young and The Restless. There were many factors that lead to this decision, but ultimately, five years just felt right to me. I feel blessed to have worked with some of the most talented, hardworking and fun-loving people in television. Thank you to the cast, the crew and everyone at Sony and CBS who made the past five years truly unforgettable. A special thanks to my partner in crime Bryton James [Devon], who always brought out the best in both me and Hil. Last but definitely not least, I want to thank all of my amazing fans who have supported me on this journey. Your gifts, love and kindness over the years (and days) have warmed my heart and fuelled my soul more than you could ever know. Although my adventure as Hilary Curtis is coming to an end, my work on screen is far from over. This may be a goodbye from Hilary, but I’ll just say ‘see you soon’. Love Always, Mishael.”

    SAG-AFTRA Reaches Tentative New Contract With Four Broadcast Networks

    (6/11/18) SAG-AFTRA has a tentative agreement with the four major television broadcast networks and other producers on a new contract, it was announced today.

    ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox have agreed on a successor to the National Code of Fair Practice for Network Television Broadcasting. If approved, the new contract starts July 1 and runs through June 30, 2021.

    The tentative agreement will be submitted for approval to the SAG-AFTRA National Board at its meeting July 21. Subject to the board’s approval, the agreement will then be sent to the union’s membership for ratification.

    “This deal delivers overall gains in important areas, including meaningful increases in wages and residuals rates that will put real money in members’ pockets,” said AFTRA president Gabriell Carteris. “Additionally, the agreement now reflects important new language limiting auditions or meetings in private hotel rooms and residences, which represents a partial realization of our work toward industry culture change.”

    The agreement includes increases in contract minimums spread over a three-year period. That includes an 8.7 percent overall wage increase to most program fees, implemented through increases of 2.5 percent the first year, 3 percent the second year and 3 percent the third year. The AFTRA Retirement Fund also gets a bump in funding

    The new agreement will also include automatic increases for daytime serial performers, background actors, certain group dancers, stand-ins, and dance-ins, among other notables.

    In a continuing nod to #MeToo, the agreement includes improved harassment-prevention language, underling clauses prohibiting harassment, and also adjusts the working hours language for minors, SAG-AFTRA said.

    The TV networks contract generates more than $200 million a year in covered member earnings and covers programming in nearly all television day parts, as well as programming produced for digital media.

    Talk Show Appearance

    (6/11/18) The Talk – CBS

    Friday, June 15

    THE TALK’s “Summertime Santa Giveaways” continue with kitchen must-haves presented by actor Michael Mealor (CBS’ THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS)

    Jess Walton Back To Y&R

    (6/10/18) Fans of Jess Walton (Jill, Y&R) are in for a treat because the actress is coming back to Genoa City. Look for Jill to blow back into town in July on, appropriately, Friday the 13th. Y&R posted a photo on Twitter of Walton, on the set with long-time co-stars, Peter Bergman (Jack) and Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki).

    Dishing with Digest - Episode 11

    (6/10/18) (Download / listen here) GH’s Michelle Stafford (Nina) interview plus we discuss the impact that Y&R/B&B Co-Creators Lee Phillip Bell and William J. Bell, and the Bell family, has had on daytime.

    Y&R’s Mishael Morgan Leaving

    (6/7/18) Bad news for “Hevon” fans: Mishael Morgan (Hilary, Y&R) is exiting the soap she’s called home for five years. An initial report by TVSource Magazine indicated that a new contract couldn’t be hammered out and a source tells Digest that the actress opted to leave the No.1 daytime series. Morgan, a longtime Y&R fan, told Digest in a previous interview that joining the show was her dream ever since she became an actress. “I just feel so lucky and I’m in awe of that,” she said. “I’m doing something I love every day.” There is no word yet how Hilary’s exit from Genoa City will be scripted.

    B&B’s Brown Advances In Congressional Race

    (6/7/18) Kimberlin Brown (Sheila, B&B) will advance to the next step of her congressional run, according to The Desert Sun. Based on preliminary returns, U.S. House member Raul Ruiz and challenging Republican Kimberlin Brown Pelzer are poised to advance to November’s midterm elections, where they will go head to head in the race to represent California’s 36th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Ruiz garnered nearly 55 percent of the vote, as of 9 a.m. Wednesday, with all precincts reporting. Brown Pelzer got nearly 23 percent, coming in far above other Republicans, who each earned between 4 percent and 8 percent of the vote.

    MACRO, Lena Waithe, Eva Longoria & The Black List Unveil Episodic Lab For People Of Color

    (6/7/18) MACRO founder and CEO Charles D. King, Emmy winner Lena Waithe, Eva Longoria, and The Black List’s Franklin Leonard are paying it forward. The Hollywood movers have teamed to launch The MACRO Episodic Lab Powered by The Black List, which will cater specifically to episodic storytellers of color. The mission stated is to discover, support, and empower these creatives with tools and resources to help launch their careers for who typically do not have access to the traditional Hollywood system.

    “We are elated to partner with Franklin Leonard of the Black List, Lena, and Eva to further our mission of bolstering fresh voices of color. They are all leaders of the current shift towards equitable representation and we are thrilled to join forces as MACRO continues to produce and champion work that is rooted in authenticity, creativity, and excellence,” said King and Aaliyah Williams, Chief Content Officer of MACRO Digital Studio.

    The organization is currently accepting applications through August 6. Ideas will be reviewed by MACRO and the Black List team and semi-finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their projects to a group of reps from MACRO, The Black List, Waithe, and Longoria. Up to three winners will receive development support and a pilot presentation or sizzle at a budget of up to $30K each.

    “I am a longtime fan of everyone involved in this process, from Charles D. King and Aaliyah Williams at MACRO to Lena Waithe and Eva Longoria, whose commitment to replicating their success for others speaks for itself at this point. It is a true joy to partner with them in a process that will identify the next generation of Lenas, Evas, Charles, and Aaliyahs. I look forward to sitting back on my couch in the not too distant future and enjoying the episodic fruits of their labor,” said Leonard.

    “I’m super excited to find some fresh new voices. By working with MACRO and The Black List it’s a great way for me to find scripts that otherwise wouldn’t reach my desk,” said Waithe.

    “UnbeliEVAable’s mandate and mission has always been to nurture and foster diverse voices so, when MACRO and The Black List presented us with the opportunity to participate in the episodic lab, we knew this was the perfect partnership. Discovering emerging voices is one of the most thrilling parts of producing and we can’t wait to bring these stories to screen alongside Lena and the team,” said Longoria.

    The winners will be announced in December 2018.

    Eden Riegel Opens up About Her New Kid-Friendly Career

    (6/6/18) ( As hard as it may be for those of us who remember ALL MY CHILDREN’s Bianca Montgomery as a shy teenager coming to terms with her sexual identity, her longtime portrayer, Eden Riegel, is all grown up now. What’s more, these days the married mother of two — sons Jack, 7, and Henry, 4 — is working on animated projects that even her kids can enjoy. “I have a youthful voice, so I tend to play young, brave princesses and roles like Kira on THE LION GUARD,” the actress, who’ll always be beloved by AMC fans for her run as the daughter of Erica Kane and Jackson Montgomery, told Soaps In Depth. “I also do a lot of video games.”

    Recently, Riegel took that career to the next level when she began voice-directing cartoons. “I work a lot for Disney, but my shows are not yet on the air,” she confided. “I’ve basically worked for ABC/Disney my entire career. I feel so at home there.” The job entails attending recording sessions and bringing all of the characters to life. “I love being a part of the process,” she shared. “I can use all of my own experiences on the other side to help the actors give the best performance they can.”

    That’s not to say that Riegel has given up her other career in front of the camera; rather, she’s just honed her focus. “When I was doing the soap, Bianca went through so many life-changing, horrific experiences, and I had to really channel all that pain, hurt, regret, loss and grief,” she reflected. “Because I have kids now and the stakes are so much higher in my personal life, I really like making people laugh.”

    To that end, she appeared this season on NBC’s new sitcom, A.P. BIO, and she can also be seen — along with DAYS OF OUR LIVES’ ex-Nick, Blake Berris — in the recent Amazon Video release Living Room Coffin. In it, a delivery sends her alter ego on a most unusual journey. “I play the woman who had ordered the coffin for her late husband,” Riegel explained. “We have a pretty funny scene where I’m in hysterical tears the whole time. She’s trying to get to the bottom of the mystery, and I’m incredibly offend-ed because I’m grieving.”

    Riegel is enjoying the place she’s at in her career and says that she definitely owes a lot to her AMC mom, Susan Lucci (Erica). “In all her 41 years of playing that role, she gave it her all every single day that she showed up for work,” Riegel reflected, clearly inspired. “That’s something that I try to do.”

    Dishing with Digest Episode 10

    (6/2/18) Mishael Morgan (Hilary) and Bryton James (Devon) interviews plus we discuss our favorite weddings of all time, and the pros of hiring familiar actors for new soap roles: Listen / download.

    Video: Camryn Grimes and Michael Mealor Facebook Live

    (6/1/18) Video: Camryn Grimes and Michael Mealor Facebook Live.

    Eileen Davidson Opens up About Her Blended Family: "You Have to Put the Kids First"

    (6/1/18) ( TV star Eileen Davidson likes to keep things interesting. In the 36 years since she made her debut as Ashley Abbott on The Young and the Restless, she's jumped to other top soaps (Santa Barbara, The Bold and the Beautiful, and a long Days of Our Lives run), written three novels, and been a 2014 through 2017 regular on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. In an exclusive new interview with Closer Weekly, she opens up about her most important role: mom.

    Eileen is married to actor-writer Vincent Van Patten, 60. They have a son, Jesse, and she's stepmom to Vincent's sons, Duke, 25, and Vince Jr., 22. "I really worked at having his kids get to know me," Eileen tells Closer. "We made the house fun, and I'm not against bribery!" she jokes, but adds, "a main lesson for everybody is: Just be who you are and take chances. With kids that is the thing I am always saying."

    "We met on Y&R," Eileen tells Closer of meeting Vince. "I wanted to get pregnant right away because I was 41, which was a main factor. And honestly, if you ever hear about people who are supposed to be together, that's just us."

    "Vince said, 'I have two kids and it's a package deal.' Blended families aren't easy — you have to put the kids first, and we're all people with feelings and desires and needs. His ex-wife and I have acknowledged that we are each other's teachers, and we've put the kids first 99.99 percent of the time," she adds. "Getting pregnant so late was a blessing, in that I had a lot of nieces and nephews and knew how fleeting it is."

    Eileen tells Closer, "When Jesse would be mad at his brother, I'd say, 'One day they're not going to be here.' Now that the boys have left, he's so sad: 'Mom, it's like crickets here.'"

    For more on Eileen Davidson, pick up the latest issue of Closer Weekly, on newsstands now.

    Greg Rikaart Reveals Why He Joined the Cast of DAYS OF OUR LIVES

    (5/31/18) ( Viewers of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS were sad when Greg Rikaart left the CBS soap after 14 years of playing Kevin Fisher, but many fans of the actor have followed him to NBC’s DAYS OF OUR LIVES where he’s now playing Leo. And the openly gay actor jumped at the chance to portray the shady character who has become enmeshed in the Sonny/Will/Paul storyline. “I knew a bit about the triangle between the three guys and just how groundbreaking it is,” Rikaart told Soaps In Depth. “There wasn’t just one gay character on the show, there were three, and they’re involved in frontburner storyline.

    “I think there are under-represented people in this country that watch TV and want to see their stories told,” he continued. “That’s why I’d always advocated for that for Kevin, and why I’m grateful that I got that opportunity here.”

    But besides that angle, Rikaart admitted that he couldn’t resist when DAYS told him Leo’s storyline would include him working for Vivian to seduce Sonny and file a sexual harassment suit to take down Titan Industries. “The way the character was pitched made me want to dive in head first!” he enthused. “It’s really fun to try and find the humanity in someone who’s doing bad things and, even if it’s not portrayed by way of dialogue, to — at least in my preparation — justify the behavior so that I’m not judging the character and what he’s doing.”

    There is one other big difference the Daytime Emmy winner has found between his Y&R and DAYS gigs, and that is the much faster production schedule on the NBC soap that leaves him reeling when he comes home from work to husband Robert Sudduth and their almost-two-year-old son, Monty. “There were days when I’d come home and Rob would say ‘How was work? Was it good?’” Rikaart joked. “And I’d be like, ‘I don’t know! I think so. I blinked and it was over!”

    New Don Diamont Book

    (5/28/18) My Seven Sons and How We Raised Each Other: (They Only Drive Me Crazy 30% of the Time) by Don Diamont (Hardcover) (Kindle)

    Soap star Don Diamont's most interesting storyline to date is being the real-life father and ringleader of his seven rambunctious boys.

    Called a "daytime deity" by Soap Opera Digest, Don Diamont is best known as the dashing publishing titan with steel abs, "Dollar Bill Spencer," on the most-watched daytime drama in the world, The Bold and the Beautiful.

    But all of that takes second place to his most important role to date: father to seven boys.

    By turns hilarious and poignant, MY SEVEN SONS AND HOW WE RAISED EACH OTHER is a family memoir for our time. Don writes with openness and courage about the ways his family came together: by marriage, divorce, the death of his sister, and marriage again. Today's blended families might look different from the households of even a few decades ago, but the first dates, first cars, busting curfew, talking back, grounding, broken hearts, laughs, tears, and the love are the same.

    From his childhood growing up in LA, to his Zoolander phase as a model in both Paris and Los Angeles, to the iconic place he now occupies in daytime television, Don also gives us a glimpse into a life that at times could have been scripted for a soap opera. And, with brutal honesty, he tells of the personal devastation he suffered after the deaths of his father, brother, and sister.

    MY SEVEN SONS is required reading for everyone who is a parent, and all those who have one.


    "Isn't it a bit too soon for soap heartthrob Don Diamont to be writing his memoirs? Oh, hell no! My Seven Sons is a fresh and fantastic surprise-one that delivers big laughs, wondrous adventures, and so much triumph over tragedy that it will leave you breathless. Diamont is a wise and inspiring raconteur with a life that must be shared!"? Michael Logan, TV Critic

    "I've known Don for years, and, like millions of fans worldwide, have enjoyed him as "Dollar Bill" every day on The Bold and the Beautiful. Now, as a parent myself, it was fascinating to go on the journey behind the scenes and into his life as a devoted dad to his seven sons... and loving husband to a patient wife!"?Julie Chen, Host of The Talk and Big Brother, CBS

    My Seven Sons and How We Raised Each Other: (They Only Drive Me Crazy 30% of the Time) by Don Diamont (Hardcover) (Kindle)

    THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS Actress Elizabeth Sung Dead at 63

    (5/25/18) Asian American Actress Elizabeth Sung, who is best known to daytime fans as Jack Abbott’s wife, Luan, on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, has sadly passed away at the age of 63.

    Sung joined the cast of Y&R in 1994 as Luan Volien, a woman with whom Jack had an affair during the Vietnam War. She appeared in Genoa City, managing a Chinese restaurant and soon rekindled things with Jack. Luan also revealed that she had given birth to his son, Keemo, who Paul and Christine later brought to town. Luan and Jack eventually married, and her other daughter, Mai, came to live with them as well. But shortly after the union, Luan learned she had a terminal illness and tragically passed away. And as Jack mourned the loss of his wife, he also lost his children when Keemo took Mai back to Vietnam with him.

    During her time on Y&R, Sung released the short film she directed, Requiem, which was based on her childhood in Hong Kong and her journey to New York City as a ballet student. It won a CINE Golden Eagle Award in 1996.

    Sung is best known for her roles in films like The Joy Luck Club and Memoirs of a Geisha as well as appearances on primetime television series like THE SOPRANOS, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, HAWAII FIVE-0, and THE NIGHT SHIFT.

    Our thoughts go out to all of Sung’s friends and loved ones during this difficult time.

    ‘American Princess’: Lesley Ann Warren & Max Ehrich Set To Recur In Lifetime Series

    (5/25/18) Lesley Ann Warren (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce) and Max Ehrich (Under the Dome) are set to recur opposite Georgia Flood in American Princess, Lifetime’s straight-to-series drama from Jenji Kohan, Jamie Denbo and Tara Herrmann.

    Created, written and executive produced by Denbo (Ronna & Beverly), American Princess follows Amanda (Flood), an Upper East Side socialite who runs away from her own dream wedding when she realizes that the life she thought she wanted, wasn’t actually right after all. When she stumbles upon a Renaissance Faire, she experiences an unexpected awakening, leading her to leave everything she thought she cared about behind. While at the Faire, Amanda quickly develops new friendships, rivalries and romance that opens her eyes to new beginnings.

    Warren will play Joanntha, Amanda’s (Flood) snobby Upper East Side mother from hell. Joanntha has a narcissistic personality disorder, a massive pill problem and never fails to drunkenly bulldoze every social event she attends. Ehrich is Brett, Amanda’s Manhattan lawyer groom and a bit of an Upper East Side prince. In addition to Flood, they join previously announced cast members Lucas Neff, Seana Kofoed, Rory O’Malley and Mary Hollis Inboden.

    Production on the 10-episode series, from A+E Studios and Global Road Entertainment, is slated to begin this summer in Los Angeles. Kohan (Orange is the New Black, GLOW), Herrmann, (Orange is the New Black, GLOW) and Mark Burley (Orange is the New Black, GLOW) also executive produce.

    Warren received a supporting actress Oscar nomination for her role as Norma Cassady in 1982’s Victor/Victoria. On TV, she was most recently seen in recurring roles on Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce and Starz’s Blunt Talk. She’s repped by Innovative Artists, Management Production Entertainment and Jackoway, Tyerman, Wertheimer, Austen, Mandelbaum, Morris & Klein.

    Ehrich is known for his roles as Hunter May on CBS’ Under the Dome and Freddie Ridge in Hulu’s The Path. He’s repped by MGMT Entertainment and Abrams Artists Agency.

    Hunter King Returns to Young and the Restless — Is Summer's Life in Pieces?

    (5/23/18) ( (Photo) A cruel Summer is on tap for The Young and the Restless‘ Phyllis.

    Hunter King, who co-stars on CBS’ recently renewed primetime comedy Life in Pieces, is set to pull double duty and return to her daytime-TV roots as Summer Newman, TVLine has learned exclusively.

    King is returning on contract, first airing Monday, June 4.

    A two-time Daytime Emmy winner during her original Y&R run, King last appeared on the sudser in 2016, when Summer decided to take a break from her college studies to travel the world. (King had been promoted to series regular status for Life in Pieces Season 2, where she plays Clementine.) When Summer returns from that extended trip abroad, she will waste no time stirring up trouble in Genoa City — as suggested by the exclusive photo below! — giving her mother Phyllis (Gina Tognoni) a run for her money.

    Y&R, which is in the midst of celebrating its 45th anniversary (and 29 consecutive years as daytime’s No. 1 drama) airs weekdays on CBS. Life in Pieces won’t return for Season 4 until midseason, presumably freeing King up for her “day” job.

    CBS Daytime Ratings - week ending May 18

    (5/23/18) For the week ending May 18, the shows of CBS Daytime, which recently received a leading 20 Daytime Emmy Awards, all hit ratings highs, including:

    LET’S MAKE A DEAL (one) attracted 2.81 million viewers – the show’s largest audience since the week ending May 4, while LET’S MAKE A DEAL (two) scored 3.22 million viewers, its best number since the week ending April 27. LET’S MAKE A DEAL (two) also had its best women 18-49 rating (0.6) since the week ending April 6.

    THE PRICE IS RIGHT (one) had its largest audience since the week ending April 27 (4.29m), and THE PRICE IS RIGHT (two) hit its biggest audience number since the week ending April 20 (4.84m).

    THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (which is celebrating its 45th anniversary and 29 consecutive years as daytime’s #1 drama) delivered 4.17 million viewers, 1.2 in women 25-54 and 0.7 in women 18-49, its largest weekly numbers in those demos since the week ending April 27.

    THE BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL scored 3.40 million viewers, a 1.0 in women 25-54 and 0.6 in women 18-49, the show’s largest weekly numbers in those measures since April 20.

    THE TALK delivered 2.36 million viewers and a 0.7 in women 25-54, its best week in those measures since April 20.

    Source: Nielsen, Live plus Same Day Ratings for the week ending May 18, 2018.

    Talk Show Appearance

    (5/22/18) E!’S “DAILY POP”

    Thursday, May 24 - Justin Hartley (“This is Us”)

    ‘Blood & Treasure’: Sofia Pernas Cast As Female Lead In CBS Action Summer Series

    (5/19/18) Sofia Pernas (The Brave) is set as the female lead in Blood & Treasure, CBS’ hourlong serialized action-adventure series set to premiere in summer 2019.

    Pernas had been eyed for the role for awhile, though she only became officially available a week ago when NBC canceled The Brave, on which she was a series regular.

    Written by Matthew Federman & Stephen Scaia, Blood & Treasure, which hails from CBS Television Studios, centers on a brilliant antiquities expert, Danny, and a cunning art thief, Lexi (Pernas), who team up to catch a ruthless terrorist who funds his attacks through stolen treasure. As they crisscross the globe hunting their target, they unexpectedly find themselves in the center of a 2,000-year-old battle for the cradle of civilization.

    Pernas’ Lexi Vaziri is passionate, adventurous and charming. She rebelled against her upstanding father—an antiquities dealer—and boarding school education to become a world class thief. After his death at the hands of a terrorist, she turns her talents towards a new purpose—using her knowledge of the antiquities underworld to track the terrorist and get revenge no matter what the cost. She joins previously cast Katia Winter, Michael James Shaw and James Callis.

    Pernas, who also had a recurring role on CW’s Jane the Virgin, is repped by Ryan Daly at Zero Gravity Management and Innovative Artists.

    ‘She-Ra And the Princesses Of Power’: Aimee Carrero, Karen Fukuhara, Sandra Oh Among Voice Cast

    (5/18/18) Aimee Carrero (Elena of Avalor) stars as Adora/She-Ra; Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad) as Glimmer; AJ Michalka (The Goldbergs) as Catra, Marcus Scribner (black-ish) as Bow; Reshma Shetty (Royal Pains) as Angella; Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black) as Shadow Weaver; Keston John (The Good Place) as Hordak; Lauren Ash (Superstore) as Scorpia; Christine Woods (Hello Ladies) as Entrapta; Genesis Rodriguez (Time After Time) as Perfuma; Jordan Fisher (Grease Live!) as Seahawk; Vella Lovell (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Mermista; Merit Leighton (Alexa & Katie) as Frosta; Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) as Castaspella; and Krystal Joy Brown (Motown: The Musical) as Netossa.

    Described as a modern take on the ’80s girl power icon, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is the story of an orphan named Adora (Carrero), who leaves behind her former life in the evil Horde when she discovers a magic sword that transforms her into the mythical warrior princess She-Ra. Along the way, she finds a new family in the Rebellion as she unites a group of magical princesses in the ultimate fight against evil.

    She-Ra and the Princesses of Power hails from Eisner Award-winning author and executive producer Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes, Nimona) and executive producer Chuck Austen (Dawn of the Croods, Steven Universe).

    Obituary: Morgan J. Pinter, 28

    (5/17/18) Morgan James Pinter, 28, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in New York City.

    Born February 21, 1990, in Danbury, Connecticut, he was the son of Mark Pinter of San Diego, CA and Colleen Zenk of New York, NY and Naples, FL.

    Morgan graduated from Joel Barlow High School in Redding, Connecticut where he was the captain of the cross country and tennis teams. He attended Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania where he received his degree in Philosophy and English. At Lafayette, he was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and was the Music Director of the college’s A Capella group The Lafayette Chorduroys.

    He is survived by his longtime girlfriend Becky Mann of Westport, CT, his sisters Georgia Pinter of San Diego, CA, Kelsey Crouch of New York, NY, Hannah Pinter of Los Angeles, CA, and Esmé Pinter of Encinitas, CA. He is also survived by his sister Siri Daly and her husband Carson Daly of Manhasset, NY, his brother Dylan Pinter and his wife Jessica Chazen-Pinter of New York, NY, and his 3 nieces (Etta, London and Ruby) and 2 nephews (Jackson and Henry) who Morgan adored.

    A private memorial was held for immediate family.

    'This Is Us' actor Justin Hartley: 'I was sexually harassed by fan'

    (5/15/18) This Is Us actor Justin Hartley once chastised an over-aggressive fan after she forced a kiss on him without his permission.

    The actor was dining with friends at a Chicago restaurant recently when a fan approached him and made a scene by yelling at him and kissing him.

    “I’m not afraid to say this, because I think she should be ashamed of herself,” he tells “This woman — who I don’t know, a stranger to me — recognized me and started screaming, going crazy. She ran over and started kissing me.”

    Hartley immediately backed up from the woman and asked her step away before explaining to her that he felt offended.

    “I said, ‘You do not walk up to people that you do not know and put your mouth on their face. If I did that to you, I would be in prison. Please do not do that’,” he adds, making it clear he was not trying to teach his fan “life lessons”, but urging her not to do anything like that to anybody ever again.

    Justin reveals the woman seemed embarrassed by her actions and they ended up talking calmly about the situation. However, when she came back to ask for a picture, things went downhill fast again.

    “I said, ‘I’m good’,” he recalls. “I’m usually really good with photos, but I’m, like, ‘I’m not taking photos with you after you sexually harassed me. I’m good without a photo’.”

    “As she was leaving, she was, like, ‘Justin Hartley is a jerk’, but not really jerk — something more foul,” he continues. “I was, like, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me’.”

    Castle EPs' ABC Follow-Up Take Two Gets Summer Premiere Date

    (5/15/18) Take Two, the new crime procedural from Castle EPs Terri Edda Miller and Andrew W. Marlowe, finally has a premiere date. And it’s in the very near future.

    The network announced Monday that the series — staring TV vets Rachel Bilson and Eddie Cibrian — will kick off its 13-episode run on Thursday, June 21 at 10/9c. It takes over the slot currently being held by Quantico, which will shift to Fridays beginning May 25.

    The Grinder-esque Take Two finds Bilson playing Sam Swift, the former star of a hit cop series whose epic breakdown is broadcast to the public and sends her to rehab. Desperate to restart her career, she talks her way into shadowing lone-wolf private investigator Eddie Valetik (Cibrian) as research for a potential comeback role. Though Eddie resents the babysitting gig, Sam uses the skills she learned as an actor playing a cop and proves herself to be surprisingly valuable.

    Miller and Marlowe had been developing Take Two for two years before ABC gave the project a straight-to-series order last November.

    Eva Longoria lowers price of Hollywood Hills home before baby

    (5/15/18) Eva Longoria has slashed $500,000 off the price of her Los Angeles home in Hollywood Hills East ahead of the impending birth of her first child.

    The actress and producer, who starred in the hit series “Desperate Housewives,” is now asking $3.3 million for the three-story Mediterranean-style home with a pool, according to the listing.

    Longoria, 43, listed the gray stucco house in March but is apparently pricing it to sell as soon as possible. The star is reportedly in her third trimester.

    The hillside home spans more than 8,500 square feet and has six bedrooms. The main living spaces, including an open kitchen and great room, sit on the second level, with French doors out to a wraparound balcony, according to images of the home, which is listed with Loren Judd and Michael Fitzgerald of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. The listing agents did not immediately return a request for comment.

    The ground level has a full wet bar and a home theater that Longoria has lined in posters from her biggest TV and movie roles, including “Desperate Housewives” and the series “Telenovela,” which she produced.

    She bought it in 2006 for $3.6 million, according to property records.

    The actress has been rearranging her real estate portfolio. This is the third home she’s looked to offload in the past 18 months.

    She sold a quirky pink hacienda in Hollywood Hills for $1.37 million last year. And in November, she listed a $14 million compound — also in Hollywood Hills — that she bought from Tom Cruise in 2015, Mansion Global previously reported.

    Amid the selling spree, Longoria picked up a contemporary Beverly Crest mansion, which she reportedly bought for $13.5 million.

    A publicist for Longoria declined to comment.

    Pretty Little Liars Spinoff Ordered to Series at Freeform — Watch First Promo

    (5/15/18) (Video) No surprise here: Freeform has formally ordered its Pretty Little Liars spinoff to series.

    The Perfectionists‘ 10-episode first season finds Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish reprising their roles from the original series and relocating to the city of Beacon Heights, where a new mystery will unfold.

    Just like its parent series, the spinoff is based on a series of Sarah Shepard novels and is being executive-produced by Marlene King.

    As previously announced, the show’s cast includes Sofia Carson (Descendants) as Ava, a “trendsetting blogger and coder”; Sydney Park (The Walking Dead) as Caitlin, “the perfect daughter of two perfect mothers” with political aspirations; Eli Brown as Dylan, a cellist equally dedicated to his boyfriend and his music; Graeme Thomas King as a “brilliant young scientist” named Jeremy; Hayley Erin (General Hospital) in a mysterious unnamed role; and Kelly Rutherford (Gossip Girl) as Claire Hotchkiss, the town’s powerful puppet master.

    Who Is Peter August on GENERAL HOSPITAL? — Wes Ramsey Speaks Out

    (5/8/18) ( With so many GENERAL HOSPITAL locals closing in on Peter’s true identity, his downfall seems imminent — and no one is more excited for the reveal than portrayer Wes Ramsey. “Hold on to your hat,” the actor warned Soaps In Depth. “Things are about to get crazy!”

    While just about everyone in Port Charles seems to be trying to figure out who Peter is and/or where Faison’s son Henrik has gone, Ramsey has enjoyed sharing his character’s secret with the audience. “It’s felt very cloak-and-dagger and very manipulative,” he said. “Like a puppetmaster tugging on strings and using words and intentions to make people dance the way he wants them to. He’s complicated, confusing and disturbing.”

    Peter’s also rather cocky. “My character obviously believes he’s capable of outwitting anyone,” chuckled Ramsey. “He’s seriously at odds with some very powerful people, and they’re getting close, but he’s not fearful in any way. The writers created a worthy adversary in this character. He’s no pushover!”

    Perhaps the most tragic part of Peter’s tale is that the mother he hates for abandoning him only wants to find him, explain herself and take him into her arms. “It’s wonderfully dramatic,” Ramsey allowed. “The scenes when Peter and Anna fist met are some of my favorites I’ve done on the show, to this day. The characters were able to have an intellectual standoff, using their wits, minds and language to face off. Neither would back down, and that was powerful — and perhaps an incredible foreshadowing of what could come once these strong, smart people are suddenly thrown into this very strange family dynamic!”

    Of course, Peter’s mother isn’t the only one who will be rocked by the reveal that he’s Henrik. Jason’s gunning for answers, the Aurora COO holds Drew’s memories in his hands, Lulu is on the case, and Curtis is chasing leads for Nina... who has no clue hubby Valentin is in cahoots with Maxie’s pal! Peter’s identity, teased Ramsey, “feels like a time bomb that’s hardwired to branch out and devastate so many lives in so many different ways. When it goes off, it’s going to spread like wildfire. I can only imagine how it’s going to change the relationships and characters on the show.

    “I’ve really enjoyed the way the writers have begun to handle this epic reveal,” he added. “Some of us thought we’d have arrived by now, which has only created more tension. Now, we’re all horses at the gate, ready to run. We want the race to start!”

    Corbin Bernsen And Annette O’Toole Join Marvel’s ‘The Punisher’ At Netflix

    (5/11/18) Marvel’s The Punisher has added two new cast members to the roster. Marvel Television and Netflix said today that Corbin Bernsen (American Gods, Psych) and Annette O’Toole (Cat People, Smallville) will join the second season of the comic book vigilante action drama.

    Bernsen is set to play Anderson Schultz, an extremely wealthy man who’s grown accustomed to getting his way. His power and legacy are of prime importance, and he’ll implement less-than-legal means to further those ends. O’Toole will step into the role of the conniving Eliza Schultz, Anderson’s equally manipulative wife.

    The two will join previously announced new cast members Josh Stewart, Floriana Lima and Giorgia Whigham. Jon Bernthal reprises his role as Frank Castle (aka the titular vigilante) and Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah and Jason R. Moore are also set to return to the series that follows Marine-turned-vigilante Castle as he aims to clean up New York City by any means necessary.

    No premiere date has been set yet for Season 2 of The Punisher, which is executive produced by Steve Lightfoot along with Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory. The series is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

    Bernsen is repped by Randy James Management and Innovative Artists. O’Toole is repped by BRS/Gage and Harriet Sternberg Management.

    Y&R And B&B On The Hunt For New Roles

    (5/10/18) Y&R and B&B have sent out casting calls to fill three contract roles. Y&R is looking for an actress in her early 20s to play Sofia, described as “beautiful, independent and ambitious.” The soap is also casting the part of the “strikingly handsome” Carlos, a good guy in his early 30s. There’s no indication if Sofia and Carlos are related but both roles have an approximate starting date of mid-June. B&B has an upcoming short-term contract role for Clara, a young, British woman of 18-21 years old, who seems innocent but has a manipulative side.

    NBC Orders Drama The Village to Series

    (5/8/18) NBC is beefing up its slate for next season handing out a serie order to The Village.

    The Village centers on a Brooklyn apartment building that houses a diverse group of residents — a single mom who works as a nurse, a war veteran, an undocumented immigrant protecting her son from ICE — that’s more like a family. The ensemble cast include Michaela McManus (SEAL Team), Moran Atias (The Resident, Tyrant), Warren Christie (Chicago Fire), Daren Kagasoff (The Secret Life of the American Teenager), Dominic Chianese (The Sopranos) and Lorraine Toussaint (Orange Is the New Black). Mike Daniels (Shades of Blue, The Brave) will write and serve as an EP.

    Dishing with Digest Episode 6

    (5/5/18) 45th Annual Daytime Emmys discussion plus Y&R’s Camryn Grimes interview: Listen / Download.

    Y&R Vet Moves to GH

    (5/4/18) Elizabeth Hendrickson — who played The Young and the Restless‘ Chloe Mitchell and All My Children twins Frankie and Maggie Stone — has joined General Hospital in a new, undisclosed role, Soap Opera Digest reports.


    (5/3/18) THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS star Erika Girardi is returning to Y&R for two episodes as Genoa City real estate agent Farrah Dubose. Set to air June 4 and 6, the realtor will be tasked with finding a new bachelor pad for a major character and will also encounter Ashley, played by Eileen Davidson, who was one of Girardi’s co-stars on the BRAVO reality show.

    Lauren Woodland And Kelly Kruger Returning To Y&R

    (5/1/18) Y&R confirms that Lauren Woodland and Kelly Kruger, who recently reprised the roles of Brittany Hodges and Mackenzie Hellstrom, respectively, are heading back to Genoa City for indefinite runs. This time, Brittany will be revealed as an attorney, the same profession as her portrayer, and participate in a high-profile case. The actresses begin taping in two weeks, which means their scenes will air in June.

    Soap Story Scion Bradley Bell Lists Impressively Pedigreed Bel Air Estate

    (4/29/18) ( A renowned estate with an illustrious pedigree in what is arguably the plummiest pocket of Los Angeles’s tony Bel Air community, owned for the last 25-plus years by Bradley Bell, scion of the Bell family soap opera dynasty, and his former soap opera writer/producer wife Maria Arena Bell, has come up for sale with an asking price of $37.5 million. Designed in the early 1930s by esteemed high-society architect Wallace Neff for film producer and studio mogul Sol Wurtzel, the elegant Spanish Colonial mansion, represented by Kurt Rappaport at Westside Estate Agency, measures in at 13,361-square feet with five bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms.

    According to Michael Gross’s 2011 real estate page-turner Unreal Estate, the property was purchased in 1953 for a reported $125,000 by celebrity psychic and astrologer-to-the-stars Anthony Norvell, who claimed to have sublet it at various times to Howard Hughes, Prince Ranier of Monaco and, “The King” himself, Elvis Presley. At some point the house came to be owned by British character actor Reginald Owen who, according to Gross, sold it 1962 to heiress, philanthropist and thoroughbred horse owner Dolly Green, daughter of oilman Burton Green, a co-founder of the city of Beverly Hills. Green lived in the house until her death in the fall of 1990 and it was from her heirs and estate the Bells purchased the property in 1991 for $4.775 million.

    Positioned high on 1.35 up-sloped acres with a view of the ocean over the Bel-Air Country Club, the elegant home stands the end of a long, gated driveway that swoops up from the street and around the eastern end of the mansion to a discreet motor court at the front of the house where a flamboyant pair of Corinthian columns frame the front door. According to the exhaustively researched, 428-page coffee table book The Legendary Estates of Beverly Hills, written by powerhouse real estate broker Jeff Hyland, co-founder of the Hilton & Hyland brokerage firm, the 180-foot long house was designed with a curved shape that followed the contour of the land with each of the main floor rooms having at least two exposures that opened to deep loggias and/or broad terraces that overlook terraced gardens. According to Shapiro’s tome, “The front door opened into an intimate, circular foyer, which led into a very large—and very grand—oval reception room, with the curving grand staircase on one side. To the right was the huge living room with French doors leading to the arched loggia. To the left was the dining room and breakfast room, both opening onto their loggia, and the kitchen and service wing. The second floor contained the library and four master bedrooms.”

    Current marketing materials show the estate additionally offers a gym, spa and screening room and there is additional unspecified living space tucked up under the terrace that surrounds the swimming pool at the western end of the house. Curved staircases cascade down from the terrace that runs along the curved rear façade to a tennis court and vast sweep of lawn surrounded by manicured gardens.

    The property is surrounded by other equally plush estates and even larger mansions unsurprisingly owned by financial heavy hitters like Packard Bell founder Beny Alagem, mobile home tycoon Jeffrey Kaplan, A&M Records co-founder Jerry Ross, billionaire financier Gary Winnick, nightclub mogul and hotelier Sam Nazarian and luxury property developer Jason Grosfeld who owns a mansion previously owned by English crooner Dean Martin, Tom Jones and Nicholas Cage.

    Property records suggest the Bells additionally maintain a partial interest in a shingled cottage on a rare, double-lot ocean-front property with a beachside swimming pool and spa inside the guarded gates of Malibu’s Colony enclave with the other half being owned by his mother Lee Bell, creator with her late husband William Bell of “The Young and The Restless” and “The Bold and The Beautiful,” and the architectures savvy couple recently completed construction of an über-modern mansion on almost six bluff-top acres above Malibu’s Paradise Cove.

    Alicia Coppola Cast In DC Film ‘The Kitchen’

    (4/29/18) Alicia Coppola (Shameless) has been cast in Andrea Berloff’s New Line film, The Kitchen, starring Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss. Domhnall Gleeson, Margo Martindale, Bill Camp and Brian d’Arcy James also co-star in the DC/Vertigo comic book based film about wives of Irish mobsters who team up to take over running the business after their husbands are arrested and sent to prison. Michael De Luca is the producer on this project. Coppola, who recently recurred on NCIS: Los Angeles, will play Maria Coretti, the wife of mob boss played by Camp. The Kitchen bows in theaters September 20, 2019. Coppola is repped by Leslie Allan-Rice Management, Kazarian/Measures/Ruskin & Associates, and attorney Derek Kroeger.

    Talk Show Appearance

    (4/29/18) Today – NBC

    Thursday, May 10

    (10-11 a.m.) Justin Hartley on This Is Us. James Denton on Hallmark’s Good Witch.

    45th Annual Daytime Creative Emmy Red Carpet Show

    (4/27/18) 45th Annual Daytime Creative Emmy Red Carpet Show: Video.

    Ion Overman Guest on Seal Team 5/16/18

    (4/27/18) “The Cost of Doing Business” – After Jason lies about the severity of his concussion to get cleared for combat, he and the SEAL Team plan a final mission to avenge Echo Team’s deaths once and for all before they return home from deployment, on the first season finale of SEAL TEAM, Wednesday, May 16 (9:01-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    GUEST CAST includes: Daniel Bess (Gordon), Ion Overman (Dr. Finley).

    Talk Show Appearance

    (4/27/18) The Talk – CBS

    Monday, April 30

    THE TALK’s Annual Daytime Emmy “After-Party” with exclusive appearances from many of the night’s biggest winners

    KNEKT at the 45 Daytime Emmy Nominee Reception

    (4/26/18) KNEKT at the 45 Daytime Emmy Nominee Reception: Red Carpet Video.

    GH Stars Release New Podcast

    (4/25/18) GH¹s Steve Burton (Jason) and Bradford Anderson (Spinelli), who often perform together live at comedy clubs, have released a podcast called Stone Cold and the Jackal. The podcast will cover topics like GH, the entertainment industry and have guests from GH and more. Click here to listen!

    Presenters for 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Announced

    (4/25/18) Some of the biggest and brightest stars of daytime television are scheduled to present at the 45th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards on Friday, April 27, 2018 and the 45th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the historic Pasadena Civic Auditorium located in Pasadena, Southern California. The Sunday Daytime Emmy Awards will be streamed-live on Facebook Live, Twitter, the NATAS website (, and the KNEKTtv platform.

    In addition to our previous announced hosts, Mario LOPEZ (EXTRA) and Sheryl Underwood (The Talk), the line-up of presenters for the Sunday, April 29 show include, Marie & David Osmond, Jane Pauley (CBS Sunday Morning), Loretta Swit and Jamie Farr, Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars), Peter Marshall, Larry King (Larry King Now), Chris Harrison (Who Wants to be a Millionaire/The Bachelor), Nancy O'Dell and Kevin Frazier (ET), Valerie Bertinelli (Valerie's Home Cooking), Julie Chen, Eve, Sara Gilbert (The Talk), Adrienne Houghton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love, and Jeannie Mae (The Real), Gaby Natale (Super Latina), Mark Steines, Debbie Matanopoulis (Home and Family), A.J. Gibson, Viveca A. Fox, Martha Byrne and Elizabeth Hubbard, and Gloria Allred, plus Brandon McMillan (Lucky Dog), Kellie Pickler and Ben Aaron (Pickler & Ben). Also presenting are cast members from the four daytime soaps, including Deidre Hall, Suzanne Rogers, Sal Stowers and Greg Vaughan (Days of Our Lives), Carolyn Hennesy, Finola Hughes, Michelle Stafford, Chris Van Etten and Laura Wright (General Hospital), Katherine Kelly Lang, Heather Tom and Rena Sofer (The Bold & the Beautiful), and Sharon Case and Kristoff St. John (The Young & the Restless) and from the digital soaps, James Bland (Giants), Molly Burnett (Relationship Status), Anne Marie Cummings (Conversations in LA) and Kristos Andrews (The Bay). A special musical performance by Joely Fisher. Music provided by Caleb Nelson and The Remotes.

    The line-up of presenters for the Friday, April 27, show include David Arquette (Actor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter), David Osmond (Wonderama), Rodrigo Blaas, Marc Guggenheim and Chad Hammes (Trollhunters), Emily Calandrelli (Xploration Outer Space), Steve Spangler (Xploration, DIY), Michael Stevens (Mind Field), Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants), Vanessa Lachey, Curtis Stone, and Tiffany Derry (Top Chef Jr.), Michela Luci (Dino Dana), Raven-Symone (Raven's Home), Danny Seo (Naturally Danny Seo), Josh Garcia (The Voyager with Josh Garcia), Alie Ward (The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation), Maureen Fan and EricDarnell (Baobab). In addition, also presenting from the world of daytime soaps, Annika Noelle, Jeremy Ray Valdez (The Bold and the Beautiful), Victoria Konefal, Lamon Archey (Days of Our Lives), Laura Wright and Wes Ramsey (General Hospital), Kate Linder and Christian LeBlanc (The Young & the Restless), Kit Williamson (Eastsiders), Anne Marie Cummings, Gustavo Velasquez (Conversations in LA), Vanessa Baden Kelly (Giants), and Richard Brooks (The Rich and the Ruthless).

    The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards and THE DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. during the 2017 calendar year.

    The 45th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards and THE DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Yangaroo, Inc. is the official provider of the Digital Media Distribution System Awards Management Solution ("DMDS") for the submission, judging and voting of all programs in the 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

    United Airlines is the official airline of THE DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS and The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

    About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences: The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, and Technology & Engineering. NATAS membership consists of over 16,000 broadcast and media professionals represented in 19 regional chapters across the country. BEYOND awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including Regional Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public. For more information, please visit the website at


    (4/25/18) For the week ending April 20, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (which celebrated its 45th anniversary last month) delivered 4.57 million viewers, the show’s largest weekly audience since the week ending Jan. 19. Y&R is also up +3% versus the same week last year (from 4.46m). The daytime series, which is also celebrating 29 straight years as daytime’s #1 drama, began its winning streak the week of Dec. 26, 1988.

    Source: Nielsen, Live Plus Same Day Ratings for the week ending April 20, 2018.

    Susan Walters on NCIS 5/15/18

    (4/24/18) “Fallout” – While Gibbs attends the memorial service for a friend who was lost at sea, he discovers that the deceased, Navy Captain Phillip Brooks (Don Lake), has been hiding in a fallout shelter after his boat was attacked and he swam to shore, on NCIS, Tuesday, May 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Susan Walters guest stars as Marcy Brooks, the Commander’s wife.

    Talk Show Appearance


    Wednesday, May 2

    Eva Longoria

    Scott Baio's Costar Josie Davis Defends Him In Nicole Eggert Claims

    (4/20/18) Scott Baio's getting some reinforcement from former costar Josie Davis over claims made by Nicole Eggert saying Scott forced Josie to remove her pants when she was just 13.

    Eggert was going back and forth with Baio fans on Twitter Wednesday, and at one point said, "Ask Scott Baio why he demanded Josie Davis pull her pants down when she was 13..." Eggert later deleted the tweet but not before Davis got wind of it.

    Josie -- who was on "Charles in Charge" -- just came to Scott's defense, calling the allegation completely false. She continues, "I only had a positive and professional relationship with him."

    Eggerts new claims are among a string of bad blood between the two. Most recently, Nicole, Alexander Polinksy and attorney Lisa Bloom held a press conference where Polinsky claimed Scott had exposed himself and called Polinsky a "f****t" when he was just 11 years old.

    Scott's rep, Brian Glicklich tells us, "From the beginning, Nicole's inconsistent stories have proven her claims to be untrue. Now she has tripped over her words once again, and it is time to recognize this charade for what it is. Scott is profoundly grateful to Josie Davis for her integrity and decency."

    ‘American Idol’ Alum Diana DeGarmo & Ace Young Join Planned Off-Broadway Musical

    (4/19/18) Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young, former American Idol contestants and real-life couple, have signed on to star in Hit Her With The Skates, the musical that premiered at New Jersey’s Hamilton Stage last season and is eying an Off Broadway production for the fall.

    The musical by Christine Rea and Rick Briskin, directed by Michael Schiralli, had a sold-out run at the Rahway, New Jersey theater last season, getting a boost of attention from critics and ticket sales.

    Rea, the creator and lead producer, called DeGarmo and Young “powerhouse vocalists and they’re charming people who will knock the pop/rock vocals out of the park and deliver on the comic, whimsical demands” of the show, a musical in the vein of Grease and Xanadu. The logline: Set in 1994, Hit Her With The Skates follows pop star Jacqueline Miller as she headlines her first national tour and returns to her hometown to kick off the gala re-opening of her beloved Windy City Skates. When complications hit her head on, Jacqueline comes face-to-face with her 12 -year-old self and all the things she learned during the golden age of the roller rink in 1977.

    An Off Broadway venue has not been set.

    DeGarmo made her national bow in 2004 on American Idol, where, at 16, she was the third season’s runner up. She made her Broadway debut two years later as Penny Pingleton in Hairspray, and has appeared in the role of Angelina in The Young and the Restless.

    Young appeared on the fifth season of American Idol, made TV appearance on Bones and Born Again Virgin, and toured the country with wife DeGarmo in the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He has a role in upcoming horror film Clinton Road starring Ice T.

    DeGarmo and Young are repped by Headline Talent.

    'Young and the Restless' Actress Beth Maitland's Husband Files for Divorce

    (4/17/18) ( The husband of soap opera star Beth Maitland, has filed for divorce from The Young And The Restless star.

    The Blast reports that Christopher Banninger listed irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. According to the court documents, the couple split on Valentine's Day 2016.

    Banning is asking for no spousal support for himself and the 59-year-old actress. According to the documents, he says there is already a written agreement on how to split their community property.

    The couple share one adult daughter, meaning that child support will not be an issue in the divorce.

    Maitland did not mention the divorce on her Twitter feed. On Monday, she shared a photo of herself in a recording booth, working on a pilot.

    According to a 2009 KHTS profile of Maitland, their daughter is Emelia, whose name came from Banninger's interest in flying and Amelia Earhart. However, she changed the spelling to honor her late Aunt Eileen.

    In that interview, Maitland said she met Banninger when she was getting on a horse near Six Flags Magic Mountain. The two bonded over their love of horses and the outdoors.

    Banninger is a sound mixer. According to his IMDb page, his recent credits include Men at Work, The Odd Couple, Melissa & Joey and The War at Home.

    As for Maitland, she was the first actress to win a Daytime Emmy for a role on The Young & The Restless, winning in 1985 for playing Traci Abbott. In 1986, she was nominated for the Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Young Leading Actress on a Daytime Serial. She left the show on a full-time basis in 1996, but has frequently returned to the show. Her most recent episode aired in March.

    Outside of the long-running CBS soap, Maitland appeared in a 2017 episode of CBS' Criminal Minds and had a role in the 1995 film Mr. Holland's Opus. She also played Traci in a 2007 episode of The Bold and the Beautiful.

    In a recent interview with CBS Soaps In Depth, Maitland said she loved her recurring status on Y&R.

    “I love it,” Maitland said. “Coming back to Genoa City for one episode or six episodes or whatever, it’s literally like coming home. I do not feel complete unless I’m here.”

    Kristoff St. John Shared a Special Message on His Daughter's 15th Birthday

    (4/17/18) (Photo) Judging from the photos he shared, Kristoff St. John had a fantastic time celebrating his daughter Lola’s 15th birthday. But the actor, who plays Neil Winters on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, had a special message for the boys in her life on that special day!

    “I just wanted to let you know: have eyes in the back of my head, HD surveillance cameras, Google Earth imagery, professional high sensitivity recording equipment, infrared and night vision goggles, multiple drones, a lie detector test machine, a UN sanctioned resolution to hunt you down,” he began.

    Over the course of his epic Instagram post, St. John joked that he has everything from poison darts to throwing stars, and promised that his oxygen tank, fireproof suit, parachute, and NASA equipment will let him find his daughter’s potential suitors wherever they might try to hide. “And finally, my nano iPod,” he concluded, “with the classic song ‘Nowhere to Run’ by Martha and the Vandellas on repeat. Best Wishes, Lola’s Dad.”

    St. John’s Y&R co-stars past and present had their own reactions to the protective father’s epic warning in the comments of his post. Eileen Davidson (Ashley) thought it was hilarious and declared: “Lola is gorgeous! Special bond since we had our baby showers together!” Scott Reeves (ex-Ryan) agreed, declaring simply: “Right on, brutha!” And Sabryn Genet (ex-Tricia) joked: “Well, she’s never gonna date now!”

    The actor has a now-adult daughter, Paris, with first wife Mia St. John, so he’s already been through this once. He and second wife Allana Nadal welcomed Lola on April 15, 2003. And while he’ll naturally be protective of his “baby” girl, we’re sure he’s only joking with this amazing Instagram warning to Lola’s beaus… well, pretty sure, anyway!

    Kelly Kruger Books New Role

    (4/17/18) Kelly Kruger (Mac, Y&R) is busy filming a new role: A guest spot on season 2 of Freeform’s THE BOLD TYPE. The actress posted two behind the scenes shots, including one with one of the series stars, Katie Stevens (Jane). The show returns on Tuesday, June 12.

    Eva Longoria Showered With Love From Famous Friends During Walk of Fame Ceremony

    (4/16/18) Hollywood is coming out for Eva Longoria's big day.

    In the middle of preparing for the birth of her first child, the actress and activist celebrated a special career milestone Monday morning.

    As it turns out, it was time for Eva to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    "What a dream come true today! Receiving my star on the Walk of Fame is an honor I can't even believe I'm going to experience!" she wrote on Instagram. "Can't wait to join all the legends and even more so, can't wait for all of y'all to go and visit it!"

    A few famous friends were able to see the star up close and personal already when they attended the revealing today.

    Ricky Martin, Anna Faris and Victoria Beckham were in attendance to support their close pal. And yes, fans were treated to a mini Desperate Housewives reunion when Felicity Huffman showed her support with husband William H. Macy.

    "Hemming my pants with boob tape," Felicity shared on Instagram Stories before the event. "Almost ready for @EvaLongoria's ceremony."

    And while many of Eva's friends were unable to make it, that didn't stop them from sending their best wishes on social media.

    "I wish I could be there cheering you on!!! There in spirit! So so so proud," Gina Rodriguez shared in the Instagram comments section. Eiza González added, "Get it girl. You are a pioneer and you deserve the world." Maluma, Holly Robinson Peete, LaLa and others also showed their support.

    Later in the day, Eva also enjoyed a luncheon with more friends including Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon.

    "Congrats @EvaLongoria for your star on the Hollywood #WalkofFame," Reese shared on Twitter. "This woman is a superstar actress, producer, and director (not to mention soon-to-be-mama!), who is changing Hollywood w/everything she touches! Making pure gold, baby!"

    Dishing Digest Episode 3

    (4/13/18) Y&R’s hot-topic storylines plus Y&R’s Executive Producer/Head Writer Mal Young interview: Listen here.

    Daytime Emmys 2018: Watch the Best Guest Performer Nominee Reels

    (4/13/18) Ryan Ashton (Zack, Y&R): Video

    Robb Derringer (Scooter, Days): Video

    John Enos (Elvis, Days): Video

    Morgan Fairchild (Anjelica, Days): Video

    Vernee Watson (Stella, GH): Video

    NATAS and KNEKT TV Partner on 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Digital Telecast

    (4/13/18) ( The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and KNEKT TV are partnering on an inaugural digital telecast of the 45th annual Daytime Emmy Awards taking place April 29, Variety has learned exclusively.

    “NATAS is thrilled to have this partnership which gives us the potential of the largest world-wide audience we have ever had,” NATAS senior vice president and Daytime Emmy Awards executive producer David Michaels said in a statement. “In addition we are very excited about the live red carpet show and the backstage winner interviews KNEKT is doing with Carolyn Hennesy which allows the fans to ‘see it all.'”

    The event will begin with the red carpet pre-show which will live-stream on all of the Daytime Emmys’ social media platforms (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and its website), as well as on KNEKT’s digital television network on platforms including Apple TV, Roku, iOS and Android.

    “Focusing on socially conscious content 90% of the programming on KNEKT TV is around non-profits, animal rights, environment, health & wellness, and living a more balanced and positive life. Celebrating the success of the nominees and winners of the daytime Emmys is reflective of how hard work and persistence pays off. It is an inspiration to fans, members of the entertainment industry and audiences who now have access to watch the show on a global scale,” said Kent Speakman of KNEKT TV.

    Speakman will supervise this digital telecast, which will be streamed to multiple social destinations such as Facebook, Youtube, Periscope & Twitter — powered by Switchboard — as well as for viewers who wish to have a traditional television experience on KNEKT Television, a new digital OTT network built by UnReel.

    Justin And Chrishell Hartley Star In Indie Film

    (4/12/18) Justin Hartley (ex-Adam, Y&R et al) and wife Chrishell (ex-Jordan, DAYS et al) star in Another Time, a time-travel romance that will screen at the Newport Beach Film Festival on April 28 as the fest’s Saturday Night Centerpiece. The film also features Mark Valley (ex-Jack, DAYS). Check out the trailer here.

    Eva Longoria still friends with all the ‘Housewives’ except one

    (4/12/18) They may have been “Desperate Housewives,” but they’re certainly not desperate to stay friends.

    Pregnant actress Eva Longoria appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” this week and revealed that she remains close with co-stars Felicity Huffman and Marcia Cross, who will attend her Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony next week.

    “We’re very good friends,” Longoria told host Jimmy Kimmel, who then asked, “All of you?”

    “No,” Longoria said with a laugh. “But 99 percent of us are.”

    The 43-year-old notably failed to name Teri Hatcher, whom she previously described as a “loner.”

    The ABC series ran from 2004 to 2012.

    Daytime Emmys 2018: Watch the Outstanding Lead Actor Nominee Reels

    (4/12/18) Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R): Video.

    Michael Easton (Finn, GH): Video.

    John McCook (Eric, B&B): Video.

    Billy Miller (Drew, GH): Video.

    James Reynolds (Abe, Days): Video.

    Daytime Emmys 2018: THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS Stars Reveal Their Big Emmy Plans

    (4/12/18) ( This year, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS racked up a very impressive 25 nominations in front of and behind the camera for the 2018 Daytime Emmy Awards. And some of the soap’s nominated actors, including Peter Bergman (Jack), Marla Adams (Dina), Mishael Morgan (Hilary), Camryn Grimes (Mariah), Eileen Davidson (Ashley), and Elizabeth Hendrickson (ex-Chloe), spoke with Soaps In Depth about the big honor and their plans for Emmy night!

    Peter Bergman (Jack)

    Despite having been nominated 21 times over the course of his career in daytime (and winning three times), Bergman insisted it never gets old. “It is thrilling,” he declared. “It is always thrilling! And I know from vast experience that more often than not, it’s as good as it gets — a nomination. So I’m peaking right now. In all likelihood, the odds are that I’m peaking right now, so I’m going to enjoy it! It’s terrific!”

    Marla Adams (Dina)

    “I’m beyond the pale with excitement!” Adams gushed over her Supporting Actress nod. “I’ve been in this business for 50 years, but I was surprised! I have never been nominated before. This is my first nomination!”

    And in the already overstuffed Supporting Actress category, Adams was grateful to one of her co-stars for helping her earn this honor. “My darling Beth Maitland (Traci), I think is one of the best actresses on daytime,” she confided. “She supported me this year and didn’t submit herself. There are gracious people in this world.”

    Mishael Morgan (Hilary)

    Another contender in the six-person race for Supporting Actress, Morgan is thrilled to be in such esteemed company. “I’m just honored to be nominated because I am so impressed by all of them,” she declared. “At the end of the day, we all have the same mindset, where we respect each other’s work so much, we’re supportive of everyone… we’re happy for everyone.”

    She’s also looking forward to celebrating with her co-stars and the other soaps on the big night. “THe Emmys is really our big, massive work party where we get to celebrate each other and the hard work that we’ve done over the years. It’s always so much fun and now I will have an extra thing to celebrate.” But what to wear for such a special occasion? “I already have a person in mind. I went to Jacob, he owns For the Stars Fashion House, and he has a lot of cool, interesting designs. I wore a dress that he had designed last year when I presented, and we had a deal that if I was nominated, I would come back and pull a dress from his fashion house, so I think I know where I’m going to go. I just don’t know the dress I will pull!”

    Camryn Grimes (Mariah)

    Grimes was also thrilled just to be selected as one of the Supporting Actress nominees. “This is where the competition stops and I get really, really grateful to just get recognized by my peers of someone worthy of the nomination,” she admitted. “For me, it’s not like, ‘Oh, the competition has begun.’ This is where I go, ‘Whatever happens, happens!’ This is the big achievement for me.”

    The actress is also looking forward to getting all dolled up on Emmy night. “I’ve had a couple [dresses] that I have my eye on,” Grimes confided. “I have other friends on other soaps, so it’s just a fun night to get together and play dress up and look our best, feel our best, and cheer each other on!”

    Eileen Davidson (Ashley)

    When the nominations were announced, Davidson admitted she was caught by surprise by her Lead Actress nod. “I watched the tapes of all the other people in the pre-noms,” she revealed, “and I thought everyone’s work was really good. I felt I did some good stuff, but you never really know.”

    She was also surprised because she hadn’t known when the nominations were being announced, and also admitted she wasn’t aware that the Emmys were coming up at the end of April! “That kind of blows me away,” Davidson confessed. “I thought that we had until June for some reason. So I really have to start thinking about it.” Time to start dress shopping! “I haven’t even wrapped my brain around that one yet,” she admitted.

    Elizabeth Hendrickson (ex-Chloe)

    Having last appeared on Y&R back in July of 2017, Hendrickson admitted she’s excited to see her old castmates again on Emmy night. “That’s one of my favorite things,” she declared. “This will be my second Emmys that I was nominated when I wasn’t on the show. It’s really fun to go then, because you can catch up with everyone when everyone is so dressed up, feeling fabulous, and having a good time.”

    Hendrickson is also feeling the pressure to get ready for the big night. “What’s awful is that we don’t have a lot of time,” she sighed. “And I have to find a dress. I texted my friend who is a stylist, and said, ‘I need your help this year!’ because I have no idea. I really wasn’t expecting this. I haven’t been on the show for almost a year now. It’s just not on my brain!”

    Helen on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS — Everything You Need to Know!

    (4/11/18) ( A shocking reveal on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS may have some fans wondering who is Helen? She only appeared in one episode of the soap back in February, but now, much to everyone’s surprise, she’s back in April with a big announcement!

    Back in the Feb. 13 episode, Helen Wallace was introduced to Y&R when Jack hired the chemist to come work at Jabot, taking Ashley’s place in the company. Naturally, Ashley was a little perturbed, but it was Gloria who seemed the most upset over the new hire, fearing that the lovely woman would steal Jack’s eye away from her. Although now it seems that she had nothing to worry about, as it wasn’t Jack who Helen ended up having a relationship with!

    Helen is played by Sitara Hewitt, who back in February expressed her joy at joining the cast. "Feeling blessed to be playing new girl Helen in Genoa City," she tweeted. "Thanks for the warm welcome to Y&R." The actress has appeared in primetime series like CRIMINAL MINDS and starred in the CBS series LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE as Dr. Rayyan Hamoudi. She can also be seen in films like Torment and Mikael. The native of Toronto, Canada, is a classically trained dancer and has done extensive modeling work. Hewitt’s parents, Kenneth and Farida, are both doctors who did field research in the Himalayas where she spent time as a child.

    Whether this reveal will mean more screen time for Hewitt as Helen’s role on Y&R increases, or if this is just another brief appearance, only time will tell. So stay tuned to see how the story unfolds.

    Daytime Emmys 2018: Watch the Outstanding Lead Actress Nominee Reels

    (4/10/18) Eileen Davidson (Ashley, Y&R): Video

    Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GH): Video

    Marci Miller (Abigail, Days): Video

    Maura West (Ava, GH): Video

    Laura Wright (Carly, GH): Video

    Daytime Emmys 2018: Watch the Outstanding Supporting Actor Nominee Reels

    (4/10/18) Wally Kurth (Ned, GH): Video

    Chandler Massey (Will, Days): Video

    Anthony Montgomery (Andre, GH): Video

    Greg Rikaart (Kevin, Y&R): Video

    Greg Vaughan (Eric, Days): Video

    Soap actress Jensen Buchanan found not guilty during probation violation hearing

    (4/8/18) ( The veteran soap actress accused of violating the terms of her probation after a court-ordered ankle monitor detected a blood alcohol level of 0.18 between the weeks of Dec. 29 and Jan. 11 was found not guilty Friday in Santa Maria Superior Court.

    Jensen Buchanan, 55, was released from Santa Barbara County Jail after Judge James Voysey ruled the soap actress did not violate the terms of her probation, Deputy District Attorney Chrystal Joseph confirmed. Voysey reinstated the terms of her five-year probation and ordered Buchanan to report to the county's Probation Department on Monday.

    In 2016, Buchanan reportedly veered onto the wrong side of Highway 154 and into the path of an Arizona driver, nearly killing him. Her blood alcohol content level was 0.34 at the time of the crash.

    The prosecution pushed for prison time during her initial court proceedings, with the defense seeking probation. During her Oct. 6 sentencing, Buchanan was sentenced to jail and probation, with Voysey telling her one infraction would land her in prison due to the life-altering impact the crash had on victim Bradley Asolas.

    Buchanan was released in November after having served about a month and a half of custody time.

    On Jan. 12, 2018, Buchanan was reportedly arrested by Oxnard Police and booked into custody in Ventura County for an alleged probation violation. During her Jan. 18 court appearance, Buchanan was sent back to jail with no bail set for allegedly violating her probation.

    At the time, her attorneys argued Buchanan complied with all the terms of her probation even after being evacuated due to the Thomas fire. She was denied release Jan. 31 and ordered to remain in custody, pending her probation violation hearing.

    Daytime Emmys 2018: Watch the Outstanding Supporting Actress Nominee Reels

    (4/5/18) Marla Adams (Dina, Y&R): Video.

    Camryn Grimes, (Mariah, Y&R): Video.

    Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie, Days): Video.

    Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe, Y&R): Video.

    Mishal Morgan (Hilary, Y&R): Video.

    Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy, B&B): Video.

    Justin & Chrishell Hartley Mourn the Death of Their Dog, Memphis

    (4/5/18) Please join us in sending love to THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS alum Justin Hartley (ex-Adam), who is mourning the loss of his dog, Memphis. The actor, who now stars as Kevin Pearson on NBC's hit primetime drama THIS IS US, shared a montage of pics of the cute little pup on Instagram with a heartfelt farewell message. “For Memphis,” he wrote. “One of the funniest, toughest and sweetest animals I ever had the pleasure of loving. Thanks for making our lives better. I really wish we had more time. Rest in peace, little dude.”

    Hartley and then-fiancée Chrishell Stause (ex-Bethany, Y&R; Amanda, ALL MY CHILDREN) adopted Memphis along with Gracie at a rescue event on Dec. 28, 2016. Chrishell added some more details on her own Instagram. “Heartbroken to say Memphis went to heaven today,” she revealed. “His poor kidneys gave out and we are left with the love and memories he gave us in such a short time. He was 11 years old when we adopted him from Burbank Animal Shelter, so we didn’t know how long we would get to be his family but we know we would help make what time he had left the best we could. His personality was of a loving, sweet old man. He is dearly missed.”

    Our hearts go out to the Hartleys and their family during this difficult time.

    Daytime Emmys 2018: Watch the Outstanding Younger Actor Nominee Reels

    (4/3/18) Lucas Adams (Tripp, Days): Video.

    Rome Flynn (Zende, B&B): Video.

    Tristan Lake Leabu (Reed, Y&R): Video.

    Casey Moss (J.J., Days): Video.

    Hudson West (Jake, GH): Video.


    (4/3/18) For the week ending March 30, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (which celebrated its 45th anniversary last week) delivered 4.41 million viewers, the show’s largest weekly audience since Feb. 9. The daytime series, which is also celebrating 29 straight years as daytime’s #1 drama, began its winning streak the week of Dec. 26, 1988.

    Source: Nielsen, Live Plus Same Day Ratings for the week ending March 30, 2018.

    That's Shanica Knowles Playing Simone on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS

    (4/3/18) Actress and singer Shanica Knowles has been cast on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS in the newly-created role of Simone! She is a talented singer on the verge of stardom who music mogul Devon Hamilton takes under his wing at Hamilton/Winters. the actress/singer made her debut on Feb. 9 and has continued to recur since then.

    “Thank you to everyone in casting, the producers, and the directors for believing in my vision and unique style as an artist,” Knowles shared on Instagram. “I am truly humbled and thankful for this opportunity. 2018 is going to be an incredible year!”

    If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Shanica is the cousin of Beyoncé and Solange Knowles, but she’s a talented artist in her own right! Knowles made her acting debut in the Nickelodeon series UNFABULOUS, and has also appeared in HANNAH MONTANA and AWKWARD. You can also see her in the TV movies Jump In! and Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge, and Michel’le.

    (Video) Get a preview of what you can expect from Knowles on Y&R with this Instagram video she shared of herself performing “Angel by the Wings” by Sia. She sounds fantastic and we can’t wait to hear what she’ll be singing on the soap!

    The only question is, will Devon stop at just guiding Simone's career, or might he take a... deeper interest in the singer? Hilary would definitely have something to say about that!

    Daytime Emmys 2018: Watch the Outstanding Younger Actress Nominee Reels

    (3/30/18) Reign Edwards (Nicole, B&B): Video

    Hayley Erin (Kiki, GH): Video

    Cait Fairbanks (Tessa, Y&R): Video

    Olivia Rose Keegan (Claire, DAYS): Video

    Chloe Lanier (Nelle, GH): Video

    ‘I, Tonya’s Mckenna Grace Joins Viola Davis In ‘Troupe Zero’

    (3/30/18) Rising star Mckenna Grace, who was last seen as the young Tonya Harding in the Oscar-nominated film I, Tonya, is landed a lead role opposite Viola Davis in the Amazon Studios film Troupe Zero. Bert & Bertie are directing the pic from a script by Lucy Alibar.

    No plot details have been released. Todd Black, who produced Fences, the film which earned Davis the Best Supporting Actress Oscar, is producing Troupe Zero for Amazon.

    Grace is perhaps one of the busiest young actors in the biz with a long list of credits that includes Fox Searchlight’s Gifted, Amityville: The Awakening as well as ABC’s Designated Survivor and the Netflix’s Fuller House. She just completed production on The Haunting of Hill House, also for Netflix, and was recently announced as part of the cast of Disney/Marvel’s highly anticipated Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson.

    Grace is repped by Paradigm, Management 360 and attorney Stewart Brookman.

    Everything You Need to Know About Mackenzie Browning on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS

    (3/30/18) ( Now that she’s back in Genoa City, some newer fans might be wondering who is Mac on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS? The character of Mackenzie Browning was introduced back in 1999, and was played by Ashley Bashioum until 2002. She was then replaced with Kelly Kruger for a year, before returning for another stint. Rachel Kimsey then took over from 2005-06, followed by Clementine Ford from 2009-10. But when the character returned for Y&R’s 45th anniversary celebration, the role was once again played by Kruger. But who is Mac and what is her history in Genoa City? Here’s a brief rundown:

    When Mac ran away from her home in St. Louis, she found herself befriending Katherine Chancellor in a local homeless shelter and learning that her father is actually Kay’s son, Brock Reynolds! Jill was annoyed when Katherine invited the girl to move into the Chancellor Estate, and accused Mac of stealing. She was devastated to learn Brock was dead, but thankfully reports were wrong and she finally met her father. Although Mac was growing closer to Raul Guttierez, Billy was smitten with her and the two were voted prom king and queen. Because Jill didn’t approve, Billy and Mac had to date on the sly, but his mom eventually came around.

    Katherine was awarded legal custody of Mac, so she had nothing to fear when her mother, Amanda, showed up in Genoa City. In fact, with Billy’s help, she and her mother were finally able to reconcile. Unfortunately, Billy and Mac eventually broke up when she wasn’t ready to have sex. But when Mac’s stepfather, Ralph, showed up and stalked Mac, Billy came to the rescue. After Billy decided to leave Genoa City, Mac decided to go to Northwestern University.

    When Mac returned, she moved in with Raul and Brittany and accepted Billy’s marriage proposal. But then they learned that Billy’s mother, Jill, was Katherine’s daughter, making Billy and Mac cousins, so they quickly called it off and both left town again. When Mac returned, she started dating J.T. Hellstrom, and lost her virginity to him. However, she wasn’t in on Brittany and J.T.’s scheme to pretend that he’d fathered her baby, and was heartbroken. And worse, she was the one who had to help Brittany give birth to her baby prematurely at the Newman Ranch!

    After J.T. confessed that it was all a lie to protect Brittany from the mob, Mac was still reluctant to trust him. But they moved into the loft apartment with Kevin and Scott, and Mac and Kevin began running Crimson Lights together. Mac later discovered she was pregnant with J.T.’s baby, but was afraid to tell him, and he didn’t learn the truth until after she’d miscarried. They broke up, and Mac decided to travel around the world to help the needy.

    When Mac returned to Genoa City in 2009, Billy was marrying Chloe, but it was revealed that Jill was not Katherine’s daughter after all, so Mac and Billy were not related after all. Despite his new marriage, Billy continued to pursue Mac, who tried to resist temptation. When Raul returned, Mac revealed that they’d had a serious relationship in Africa. She even accepted his marriage proposal, but because of Billy, she began to doubt her future with Raul. Mac and Billy continued to see each other secretly until he called it quits with Chloe and they could go public.

    Billy split up with Mac when she became Lily and Cane’s surrogate and carried the twins for them. After Billy married Victoria, Mac found herself drawn back to J.T., and she discovered she was pregnant with his child. He proposed, and although she initially turned him down, Mac changed her mind after he was nearly killed in a storm. They married and moved to Washington D.C. with his son, Reed. There, she gave birth to their son, Dylan, but J.T. later returned to Genoa City alone saying his marriage with Mac was on the rocks.

    But when Mac returned for the Walnut Grove celebration in 2018, she revealed that she was filing for divorce and full custody of the kids because J.T. wasn’t the same man he used to be. She also feared Victoria could be falling into the same trap she did with him, and wanted to keep that from happening.

    Video: Eric Braeden & Melody Thomas Scott

    (3/29/18) Facebook Live With Y&R Stars Eric Braeden & Melody Thomas Scott: Video.

    Julia Newman on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS — Everything You Need to Know

    (3/29/18) ( With Victor Newman’s first wife back in Genoa City, newer fans might be wondering who is Julia Newman on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS? The character was introduced along with Victor back in 1980 and was played by Meg Bennett. Julia left town in 1981, but returned for stints from 1982-84, 1986-87, and for six months in 2002. Now, with Victor in the hospital after a terrible fall, Julia is back again for another visit. But who is this woman? Let us fill you in!

    Victor was very protective of his beautiful young wife and kept her secluded at the ranch, but he was so caught up in work he was barely there himself. She found herself drawn to Brock Reynolds, so a jealous Victor slept with his secretary, Eve Howard! Julia admitted she was falling in love with Brock, but they hadn’t slept together, so she would break it off if he committed to their marriage. In response, Victor pursued Lorie Brooks! Brock eventually got fed up with Julia refusing to leave Victor, and left town. Then, Julia wanted to have a baby, so Victor got a vasectomy! (They were never on the same page, those two...)

    She began modeling for photographer Michael Scott, and when Eve resurfaced looking to snare Victor, an insecure Julia slept with Michael. Overwhelmed with guilt over cheating on her husband, Julia was horrified to learn she was pregnant. A jealous Victor kidnapped Michael and held him prisoner in the bomb shelter under the Newman Ranch. He had monitors and cameras set up so Michael would have to watch Victor and Julia in bed together. Julia eventually discovered the truth and with Paul’s help, freed Michael. But in the struggle with Victor, Julia fell down the stairs and miscarried. Worse, Victor learned that despite his vasectomy, he had been the baby’s father. Julia left town alone soon after.

    Julia ran into Eve in Paris in 1982, and later overheard her on the phone conspiring to slowly poison Victor. She warned her ex-husband and helped him trick Eve into confessing by faking his death. When he later was revealed to be very much alive, Eve tried to stab Victor and was committed. Julia next returned to Genoa City in 1984 when she attended Victor’s wedding to Nikki Reed. She began working as a model for Jabot Cosmetics and had an affair with Ashley Abbott’s fiancé, Eric Garrison. Julia had his child, but kept it a secret and married Charles Martin, letting her daughter, Jamie, grow up believing he was her father. In 2002, Victor visited Julia in Illinois to help her avoid losing her design company in a hostile takeover. He was also doing a little soul searching by visiting his ex-wives before proposing to Nikki again.

    With Victor in the hospital fighting for his life, it’s only natural that his loved ones would gather around to offer their support. But stay tuned to see if Julia brings any drama back to town with her for this visit!

    Everything You Need to Know About Raul on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS

    (3/29/18) ( There are a lot of familiar faces returning to Genoa City for THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS’ anniversary, but some may not be as familiar to newer viewers of the soap. For instance, Raul Guttierez, played by David Lago. Let us fill you in on his history with J.T., Mac, Billy, and Brittany that will certainly affect his present and future!

    Raul was first seen in 1999 attending Walnut Grove Academy on a scholarship. He befriended Mackenzie Browning, Rianna Miner, J.T. Hellstrom, and Brittany Hodges. He started dating Mac, but she left him for Billy Abbott, ruining the friendship between the guys. Raul then turned to Rianna, who stayed by his side when he suffered from a seizure because of his diabetes. After awakening from a diabetic coma, Raul tried to break it off with Rianna, but she convinced him to stay with her.

    However, when he pressured her for sex, Rianna dumped him. Overwhelmed by his illness, relationships, and school, Raul began lashing out at everyone around him and when his grades slipped it ruined his dream of being the first person in his family to attend college. His older brother, Diego, arrived in town, but Raul resented him for abandoning the family.

    Eventually, Raul got his act together and began dating Brittany. He even agreed to be Billy’s best man when he married Mac. But when Brittany began stripping, it was the beginning of the end for them. After she fell for Bobby Marsino, Brittany dumped Raul, who left Genoa City to attend Pemberton College in Boston.

    Raul was last seen in 2009 when it was revealed that he was now dating Mac. Billy wasn’t crazy about his best friend from high school dating his former wife, but Raul expressed his desire to make Mac his wife. Unfortunately, the more time Mac spent with Billy, the more she doubted Raul was her Mr. Right and she eventually called off the engagement. Heartbroken, Raul returned to Washington D.C. to make a fresh start.

    Back in town for the reunion, Raul will catch up with all of his old friends, including Billy and Brittany. And there’s a lot to catch up on, so stay tuned and don’t miss any of the drama!

    Leslie Brooks on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS — Everything You Need to Know

    (3/29/18) ( Longtime fans may be excited to see some familiar faces back in Genoa City, but newer viewers may find themselves wondering who is Leslie Brooks on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS? Well, that’s where we come in! The character of Leslie was introduced back in 1973 when the soap debuted, and was played by Janice Lynde. After she left in 1977, Victoria Mallory took over until 1984, but Lynde reprised her role when Leslie returned to Y&R for a visit in 2018.

    The daughter of Jennifer and Stuart Brooks, Leslie was an accomplished pianist, although her focus on her music made her introverted and single. She eventually fell in love with Brad Eliot, who inspired her to go on tour as a concert pianist. However, her jealous sister, Lorie Brooks, manipulated Brad away from her and the heartbreak caused Leslie to have a nervous breakdown during a concert in New York City. She was found wandering through Central Park and was institutionalized for weeks before she was located and rescued.

    Having learned what Lorie did, Brad dumped her and returned to Leslie, encouraging her to buy Pierre’s Restaurant and turn it into The Allegro, a nightclub where she could perform. They also married, and afterward, Leslie returned to performing around the world. In Paris, she encountered Lance Prentiss, an old friend who professed his love for her. Loyal to Brad, Leslie turned him down but set him up with Lorie. Realizing he was going blind, Brad tried to push Leslie away but reconsidered when he learned she was pregnant. Unfortunately, he accidentally caused her to miscarry, and in his grief, divorced her and left town. Brock Reynolds tried to help Leslie get over Brad, but she turned down his marriage proposal. Brad returned, his eyesight having been restored by surgery, but Leslie rejected him again.

    Leslie’s world fractured once more when Lorie released her book, In My Sister’s Shadow, about their troubled relationship and she had another breakdown. Lance comforted Leslie, and though she was able to get him to return to Lorie, she ended up pregnant with his child. She married Lance’s brother, Lucas, and pretended that Brooks Lucas Prentiss was his. Unfortunately, Lucas and Lance’s manipulative mother caused friction between the brothers and also in Leslie and Lucas’ marriage, leading to divorce.

    When Lorie learned the truth about Brooks’ paternity, Leslie had another breakdown and was struck with amnesia. While out of town, she had a romance with a bar owner named Jonas, and when she ran into Lucas, didn’t recognize him. He brought her back to Genoa City, but she didn’t know who anyone was, including her own son, so she signed custody of Brooks away to Lorie.

    After regaining her memories, Leslie tried to fight for custody but lost to Lorie. And when Lance learned he was the boy’s father, he rejected both Leslie and Lorie for lying to him. Leslie then got involved with attorney Robert Laurence and they were making plans to marry when his ex-wife, Claire, returned to his life and he decided to make a go of his marriage for the sake of their daughter. Leslie returned to touring in Europe and wasn’t seen again until 1984 when she and her sisters attended Victor and Nikki Newman’s wedding.

    Leslie has returned in 2018 for a visit with her sister, Lorie, to catch up with old friends and hopefully to create some new drama.

    Y&R’s Abbotts On HOME AND FAMILY

    (3/28/18) Y&R’s Abbott family — including Jerry Douglas (ex-John), Peter Bergman (Jack), Eileen Davidson (Ashley), Beth Maitland (Traci) and Marla Adams (Dina) — will appear on Hallmark Channel’s HOME AND FAMILY on Thursday, March 29. Check your local listings for times!

    Face the Truth

    (3/28/18) Face the Truth, a conflict-resolution talk show hosted by Vivica A. Fox (Empire) will air on 10 CBS-owned stations later this year, according to


    (3/28/18) CBS announced today that the Network’s top two freshman dramas, SEAL TEAM and S.W.A.T., are being renewed for the 2018-2019 broadcast season. The pickups follow the previous renewal of the top new series of the season, YOUNG SHELDON. Based on current Nielsen ratings, YOUNG SHELDON, SEAL TEAM and S.W.A.T. comprise three of the top five most-watched new shows.

    “These exciting new dramas have been sensational additions to our schedule, are striking all the right notes creatively, and really connect with our viewers,” said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. “SEAL TEAM has strengthened our Wednesday line up – routinely winning its time period with over 10 million viewers and allowing us to build an even more powerful night, while S.W.A.T. has improved Thursday’s 10:00 PM hour by over 2.5 million viewers versus last season. Additionally, both are among the very top streamers on our digital platforms, including and CBS All Access. We congratulate the talented casts and producers on an amazing year as we look forward to their return next season.”

    SEAL TEAM is the Network’s #1 new drama in viewers (10.23m) and is tied with S.W.A.T. in adults 18-49 (1.8), while S.W.A.T. ranks second in viewers (9.80m).

    SEAL TEAM is a one-hour military drama starring David Boreanaz that follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous missions that our country can ask of them. Benjamin Cavell, Ed Redlich, Christopher Chulack, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly serve as executive producers. SEAL TEAM is produced by CBS Television Studios.

    Inspired by the classic television series and feature film, S.W.A.T. stars Shemar Moore as the locally born and raised sergeant tasked with running a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles. Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, Shawn Ryan, Justin Lin, Neal Moritz, Marney Hochman, Danielle Woodrow and Pavun Shetty serve as executive producers. S.W.A.T. is produced by Sony Pictures Television in association with CBS Television Studios.

    Special Issue Of Soap Opera Digest: Y&R Turns 45!

    (3/25/18) The No. 1 daytime drama is celebrating 45 years on the air and the current issue of Digest is chock full of news, trivia and memories. There are interviews with David Lago and Lauren Woodland, who are returning as Raul and Brittany, plus an exciting preview from Executive Producer/Head Writer Mal Young about story shake-ups to come. On top of that, current Y&R stars reminisce about their first day on the set (“I felt so awkward”) and past Digest covers (“The men took as much time getting their hair styled as I did”), while alums, who now are on the other soaps, recall their favorite Genoa City memory (“I remember just wanting to sink into that world for a bit”). And see if you agree with our pick of the 10 best storylines, so pick up this special edition now!

    P&G’s new ‘One size’ ad campaign features NFL twins plus ‘This is Us’ star

    (3/24/18) Procter & Gamble Co. rolled out a marketing campaign for new and upgraded Gillette razors that featured identical twins who play in the NFL and actor Justin Hartley of the hit TV show “This is Us.”

    The Cincinnati-based maker of shaving products (NYSE: PG) said the campaign focuses on the notion that one size doesn’t fit every man – even if they are genetically the same. Thus, there's a need for a variety of Gillette razors.

    “Personal style tells the story,” said Hartley, who portrays Kevin Pearson on the NBC-TV drama “This is Us.”

    P&G holds a 60 percent share of the $15 billion shave care category, which is growing by 2 percent. However, P&G is stepping up innovation at Gillette to stave off challenges from competitors such as Harry’s and Dollar Shave Club.

    I previously reported that P&G planned to begin selling a slew of new razors, including several with affordable price points. Hartley helped introduce the Gillette Sensor3 Cool, the Gillette3 and the Gillette5 as well as the upgraded Gillette Mach3 and Gillette Fusion5.

    Hartley, 41, previously starred as Adam Newman on the CBS soap opera “The Young and the Restless” (2014-16), as Oliver Queen on the CW series “Smallville” (2006-11) and as Fox Crane on the NBC soap opera “Passions” (2o02-06).

    He was joined at a P&G marketing event in New York City that featured New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty and his twin, Patriots cornerback Jason McCourty.

    “The bond I share with my brother is powerful, and we’re similar in so many ways,” Devin McCourty said.

    “But we also value the differences, like fashion and grooming style, that make us individuals,” Jason McCourty said. “We’re excited to work with a brand that understands the importance of celebrating all men’s uniqueness and offers products as varied as we are.”

    Attributes such as skin and hair type as well as budget and lifestyle factor into how a man selects a razor, according to P&G. So, "One size razor does not fit every man."

    That notion is supported by a recent Gillette survey that found nearly two-thirds of American men believe it’s important for razor brands to offer more than one blade option, according to P&G. The online survey of 884 adult men who shave at least once a month was conducted this month. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.07 at the national level with a 95 percent confidence level.

    “Gillette knows that all men are unique,” said Pankaj Bhalla, P&G’s director for Gillette & Venus North America. “Each one has a very specific look, style, preference or budget, and that’s something to be celebrated and recognized.

    “It’s our mission to design, build and offer every man options when it comes to his grooming choices, allowing him to prioritize the features he values most – be it convenience, experience, comfort, closeness, price or otherwise,” Bhalla said. “Gillette’s range of products means we have a razor for every guy, and variety that’s not offered by any other company or brand – and that’s something we’re proud of.”

    The new P&G products include:

    Gillette Sensor3 Cool, which is a disposable razor with what P&G called cooling technology. Designed for the 10 million men who prefer disposable razors, the Gillette Senor3 Cool includes proprietary cooling technology now found only on the Gillette Fusion5 ProShield Chill razors. Suggested retail price is $4.99 for a three-count pack and $5.99 for a five-pack.

    Gillette3 and Gillette5 razors, which P&G said include a new soft Aqua Grip handle designed to provide strong grip and total control even when wet. Both were designed to deliver an ultra-close and comfortable shave. The Gillette5 features Atomic Carbon and Telomer coatings, which P&G said enhance blade durability after repeated shaves. The three- and five-bladed razors have a suggested retail price of $7.99, which includes a handle with two cartridges. A four-pack refill for the Gillette3 is $7.99, and a four-pack refill of cartridges for the Gillette5 is $9.99.

    The upgraded Gillette products include:

    The MACH3, which features low-cutting force blades that last for 15 shaves. MACH3 razors will continue to start at $5.99 for a razor and one cartridge. A pack of four cartridges will have a suggested price of $9.99.

    The Fusion5, which now features five low-cutting force, anti-friction blades. Pricing starts at $6.99 for a razor and one cartridge. A pack of four cartridges will have a suggested price of $14.99.

    Allison Raskin Suburban Femme Podcast ‘Gossip’ Sets Cast

    (3/24/18) Gossip, the 12-part fictional narrative podcast from New York Times bestselling author Allison Raskin has confirmed its cast as production ramps up for a June drop on the Stitcher network.

    Joining Raskin are Victoria Rowell (The Young and The Restless, Dumb & Dumber), Beth Littleford (The Daily Show; Crazy, Stupid, Love), Lilan Bowden (Andi Mack), Peter Mackenzie (Black-ish), and Amanda Perez (Don Jon).

    Raskin, a Scarsdale, NY native, knows plenty about suburbs having grown up in that New York City enclave, and Gossip follows three unlikely female friends who meet weekly to drink coffee and share the latest gossip floating around their not-so-traditional suburban town, Golden Acres. When the juicy stories involve infidelity, secret pasts and murder does it even matter if the rumors are true?

    Raskin wrote the hit YA novel I Hate Everyone But You and is the co-host of the 100M-plus viewed YouTube channel Just Between Us. Anecdotally speaking and in full disclosure having improvised with her at UCB, she is a brilliant, quick-on-her-feet comedic talent with a knack for raising hilarious stakes in any situation that’s thrown at her. Raskin recently came off development deals with both FX and YouTube Red.

    As exclusively reported by Deadline, Midroll Media, who has been behind such podcasts as Marc Maron’s WTF and The Bill Simmons podcast, signed Raskin back in December in one of the first for a fictionalized comedic soap opera podcast. The podcast series is executive produced by Matt Sadeghian with Jenny Radelet and Chris Bannon of Stitcher/Midroll. Allison is repped by Avalon Management and WME.

    Soap Stars Tweet Emmy Nomination Reactions

    (3/22/18) The soap world is bursting with excitement at the announcement of the 2018 Daytime Emmy nominations. Check out these tweets from nominees and actors who are showing their support! Click here (will link) for the full list of nominees.

    @1CaseyMoss (JJ, DAYS): Congrats to all of our @nbcdays @DaytimeEmmys nominees! @JreynoldsJames @wallykurth @ChandlerMassey @MarciMiller @DaysHayes @greg_vaughan @oliviakeegann @lucasbrentley Very humbled to be included with all of these talented people.

    @BethMaitlandDQB (Traci, Y&R): FANTASTIC EMMY SHOWING FOR #YR45 WITH 25 NOMINATIONS. Especially excited for #MarlaAdams first time nom in 50 year daytime career and @eileen_davidson and #PeterBergman #goteamabbotts #family #longlivedaytime

    @josh_swickard (Chase, GH): HUGE congrats to all the @GeneralHospital actors that have been nominated for an Emmy this year. Y’all deserve it! I’m rooting for you big bro! #MichaelEaston #GH

    @lldubs (Carly, GH): Yes Yes Yes !!!!! #GHBaby !!!!!! So excited for my #GHfamily #GHkicksAss

    @camryngrimes (Mariah, Y&R): I’m lucky enough already to work alongside these women but to be nominated with them is a surreal blessing. Congratulations ladies!!

    @linseygodfrey (Caroline, B&B): Congratulations to everyone at my @BandB_CBS family on their @DaytimeEmmys nominations! @JohnMcCook44 @JacquelineMWood @RomeTrumain @reignedwards! And of course congratulations to my best friend& Aleda’s amazing auntie @camryngrimes! Love you all! @CBSDaytime

    @caitfairbanks (Tessa, Y&R): Is this real life or

    @lisalocicerogh (Olivia, GH): Woohooo!! Congratulations to all my lovely castmates! So well deserved!!

    @RomeTrumain (ex-Zende, B&B): Me & @reignedwards we’re both nominated I’m not crying YOU ARE.

    @ChloeLanier (Nelle, GH): So happy and humbled!

    @MarciMiller (Abigail, DAYS): I can’t even…WHAT??? Truly humbled. Wow. SO many talented women. What company. Xx

    Soap star Joshua Morrow makes a scene change away from the Westside

    (3/22/18) ( Joshua Morrow, famous for his longtime role on the daytime soap "The Young and the Restless," has bought a stately home in Westlake Village for $3.295 million and sold another in Pacific Palisades for $5.4 million.

    His new house, which abuts the golf course at the Lake Sherwood Country Club, has 6,000 square feet of interior space that opens in dramatic fashion to a two-story foyer complete with a winding staircase.

    The main floor holds a formal living and dining room, as well as a center-island kitchen. Wood paneling frames the walls of the office and family room. In the master suite, there's a fireplace and sitting area. French doors open to a terrace with mountain views. In total, there are five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms.

    Records show the home previously sold a year ago for $3 million.

    Kathleen and Robert McLean of RE/MAX Olson & Associates were the listing agents for the Westlake Village property, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

    The Pacific Palisades home Morrow sold is Traditional in style and has six bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and about 5,100 square feet of interior space. Features include an updated kitchen, a formal dining room and a living room with a marble-topped wet bar. In the master suite, there's a separate sitting room.

    The house, built in 1989, was sold off-market, records shows. He bought the property in 2012 for $3.755 million, according to public records.

    Morrow, 43, has starred in "The Young and the Restless" since 1994. In addition, he formed the boy band 3Deep in 1998, releasing an album titled "Yes Yes Yes … No No No" the following year.


    (3/20/18) For the week ending March 16, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (which celebrates its 45th anniversary next week, and is also celebrating 29 consecutive years as daytime’s #1 drama) delivered 4.40 million viewers, its largest weekly audience since the week ending Feb. 9.

    THE BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL scored 3.71 million viewers, its largest audience since the week ending Jan. 19.

    THE TALK delivered 2.60 million viewers, its biggest week since Feb. 9.

    Source: Nielsen, Live plus Same Day Ratings for the week ending March 16, 2018.

    Young and Restless: Get Anniversary Spoilers, Peek at [Spoiler]'s Return

    (3/20/18) (Video) CBS’ The Young and the Restless will celebrate its 45th anniversary during the week of Monday, March 26 “by proudly looking back at the rich history of the show while propelling our characters into exciting new stories,” executive producer Mal Young shared in a statement. “Viewers will be treated to a week-long, can’t-miss-a-minute celebration as storylines take unexpected turns and we welcome faces from the past.”

    The long-running sudser also release a nostalgia-filled promo (above) plus a sneak peek at two returns (below).

    Among the anniversary week happenings, the long-running feud between Victor and Jack reaches its breaking point (shades of backstage circa 1991?, irrevocably changing the lives of both men; Ashley and her daughter Abby uncover a shocking secret; the relationship between Victoria and J.T. takes a dramatic turn; Nikki finds her loyalty tested like never before; and Nick and Sharon confront their heated past.

    Loyal fans will also witness the return several familiar faces, including Lorie Brooks (played by Jaime Lyn Bauer), Leslie Brooks (Janice Lynde), Julia Newman Martin (Meg Bennett), Mackenzie Browning Hellstrom (Kelly Kruger) and, as seen below, Raul Guitierez (David Scott Lago) and Brittany Hodges (Lauren Woodland). (Video)

    Terrell Tilford on Criminal Minds 4/4/18

    (3/20/18) “Ex Parte” – The BAU takes charge of a hostage situation at a law firm in D.C., where Matt Simmons’ wife, Kristy (Kelly Frye), works, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, April 4 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    GUEST CAST: Kelly Frye (Kristy Simmons), Justin Eaton (Stunt Double Simmons), Terrell Tilford (Commander David Nash).

    Don Diamont Eliminated From BALLANDO CON LE STELLE

    (3/20/18) (Video) Unfortunately, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL star Don Diamont (Bill) was eliminated in round two of the competition on BALLANDO CON LE STELLE, the Italian version of DANCING WITH THE STARS. “Heading back to Los Angeles for B&B,” the actor reported on Instagram with a selfie he snapped on his flight back to the U.S. “Thanks to everyone who supported Hanna Karttunen and me. My injuries kept me from preparing for the second dance, which was obvious last night. With time to heal, I hope for a chance for us to get back on the dance floor!”

    You can watch one of his final performances with partner Hanna Karttunen, a freestyle routine to “The Phantom of the Opera” that earned them two fives, two sixes, and one seven from the judges for a total score of 29. Unfortunately, even when combined with the audience voting, their scores weren’t enough to keep the pair in the competition, and Diamont was sent home.

    Last week, the duo was slightly more successful when they performed a paso doble to “Mentre Tutto Scorre” by Negramaro. After Diamont gave a shout-out to wife Cindy Ambuehl in the audience supporting him, they received their scores from the judges. While it was mostly in Italian, one judge did appreciate his positive attitude when faced with the challenge of ballroom dancing. The couple received three 6’s, one 7 and one 5, giving them a total score of 30.

    “Thanks for the support everyone!” Diamont shared on Instagram with some pics from the performance. “This Saturday, March 17, please go to @ballandoconlestelle and vote for team Diamont/Kartunnen!” He also reminded B&B fans in the US and the rest of the world that they can also vote as well as Italian sby going to the @ballandoconlestelle Instagram page and liking the photo of Diamont and Kartunnen. The number of likes on their Instagram pic could help add to their overall score.

    Diamont is not the first B&B star to compete on the competitive reality series, and he was thrilled to be able to follow in the dancing shoes of some of his castmates. Of course, things weren’t looking good for the actor when just a couple days before the show’s premiere, he was in an Italian clinic receiving treatment for a hip injury!

    Unfortunately, it looked like Diamont was unable to get past his injuries and continue to compete. Meanwhile, on B&B, his alter ego of Bill Spencer is lying in the hospital after being shot by a mysterious assailant. While this led some fans to fear he was leaving the soap, this was just timed to facilitate his exit to compete on BALLANDO CON LE STELLE. And on the plus side, the actor will be able to relax in a bed for a while when he returns to the show full-time!

    Eva Longoria Lists $3.8 Million Hollywood Mansion Ahead of Baby's Birth

    (3/20/18) (Photo) Eva Longoria is starting a new chapter of her life in more ways than one.

    With her and husband José Antonio Bastón baby boy on the way, E! News can also confirm she's listed her stunning Hollywood mansion. The Desperate Housewives alum is asking $3.795 million for the lavish estate, which is three stories tall and spans 8,603-square-feet.

    The not-so humble abode boasts six bedrooms (each with its own fireplace!), nine bathrooms and a slew of amenities fit for any A-lister.

    In addition to an expansive kitchen and cozy living areas, the lucky purchaser of Eva's home can look forward to plenty of movie nights in the state-of-the-art theater and separate family room complete with a wet bar. The master bedroom also includes a massive bathroom and two separate walk-in closets.

    Moving outside, lush landscaping wraps around a private pool, spa, dining area and outdoor kitchen.

    The 43-year-old actress announced she was pregnant with her first child in December 2017.

    Maura West Shows Off the Musical Talents of Her Amazing Kids

    (3/20/18) (Video) Viewers of GENERAL HOSPITAL are well aware that Maura West is an incredibly talented actress, having watched her performances as Ava Jerome for years on the soap. But they may not know that her entire family is just as amazing! The proud mom shared some video of three of her children with husband (and former AS THE WORLD TURNS co-star) Scott DeFreitas (Andy): Kate, Joe, and Birdie. “Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Westies,” she captioned her first video, which sees Kate playing guitar while Birdie sings some of “Whiskey in the Jar” by The Dubliners before Joe and Kate join in for the chorus.

    The GH Emmy winner also shared a video of Kate singing “Molly Malone (Cockles & Mussels)” accompanied by her brother on guitar. (He also harmonizes with her on the chorus!)

    (Video) And finally, Joe solos on guitar and vocals for the Irish classic “Danny Boy” and it’s just amazing. No surprise, since the young man has already appeared on Broadway in A Christmas Story: The Musical and on TV in the live performance of The Sound of Music!

    (Video) Eagle-eyed fans not completely distracted by the beautiful singing voices of West’s children might notice the blueprints for JC Studios on the wall behind them, which are a memento of their parents’ time on ATWT, which was filmed at that studio in Brooklyn back in the day!

    Steve Burton Reveals the Secret to His Successful Marriage

    (3/17/18) ( Jason Morgan’s love life has been full of nothing but drama on GENERAL HOSPITAL, which is par for the course since it’s a soap opera! But for actor Steve Burton, he has found eternal happiness with his gorgeous wife, Sheree, and their children. And he even confided the secret to their success!

    “People think it’s the strangest thing,” Burton confided to Soaps In Depth, “but we’ve never really had a yelling, screaming fight. I made a decision, from the beginning, that I”m not going to be disrespectful. It’s a marriage, and when you say not-nice things, you can’t take them back.”

    Of course, the loving husband admitted that over their 19 years of wedded bliss, there hasn’t been at least a few hiccups along the way. “Obviously, you can have disagreements,” Burton conceded. “You just have to be able to talk it out without getting angry. I’ve seen friends yell, and it’s ‘Oh gosh, we’ve gotta get out of here before they start killing each other!’ For some people, that works. We’ve just never done that.”

    Respectful communication is key to the success of the Burtons’ marriage, but it also didn’t hurt when he took a break from Hollywood to spend more time with his family in Nashville last year before returning to work at GH. “I was home all day long, which was awesome because I love my wife,” Burton confessed with a grin. “Sheree’s the most amazing mom to my kids, Makena, 14, Jack, 11, and Brooklyn, 3. And an amazing partner. She’s an inspiration. I’m a lucky man.”

    Lauralee Bell Stars In MISTRESS HUNTER

    (3/16/18) Lauralee Bell (Christine, Y&R) stars in the Lifetime Movies Network thriller MISTRESS HUNTER tonight, March 16. Bell plays a woman who hires a “mistress hunter” to stop her husband’s extramarital affair. But when both her husband and his mistress wind up dead, the Mistress Hunter disappears and Bell is the prime suspect. “I had so much fun making this,” she tweeted. Check your local listings for times!

    Daytime Emmy Awards nominations announced on The Talk 3/21/18

    (3/16/18) The Talk – CBS

    Wednesday, March 21

    THE TALK announces the “45th Daytime Emmy® Awards” nominations live

    Who Is Arturo on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS? — Meet Jason Canela!

    (3/16/18) ( Former telenovela star Jason Canela has joined the cast of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS as the sexy contractor Arturo. Initial rumors that his character would use his charms to woo a client have turned out to be true as he has been carrying on a secret affair with Nikki!

    The actor has appeared in Spanish-language serials like ¿DONDE ESTA ELISA?, COSITA LINDA, and RUTA 35. as well as the films Single in South Beach and Camino. More recently, he could be seen in FOX’s primetime series PITCH, where he played baseball player Omar Robles.

    Canela was born in Miami, Florida, to Cuban parents, and show business runs in the family! He has three older siblings, including the actor/singer Jencarlos Canela. This will be his first American daytime soap role, but we have no doubt the hunk will fit right in!

    Now that Nick knows about Nikki's dalliances with Arturo, it's likely that he'll do whatever he can to put the kibosh on it. But a guy as hot as that won't be single for long — well, unless Victor catches wind of the affair, at which point all bets are off and it's likely Arturo will beat a hasty retreat from Genoa City before The Mustache does something horrible to him!

    Y&R cast members on The Talk 3/20/18

    (3/16/18) The Talk – CBS

    Tuesday, March 20

    Cast members from CBS’ THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS including Peter Bergman, Amelia Heinle, Bryton James, Mishael Morgan, Jason Thompson and Gina Tognoni celebrate the show’s 45th anniversary

    First Look! Kristoff St. John Back At Y&R

    (3/15/18) (Photo) Kristoff St. John (Neil), who has been on leave from Y&R since October, is back on the set, and Daniel Goddard (Cane) shared a pic with the actor and Bryton James (Devon). “He’s back! Please welcome the one and only Kristoff St. John back to the Young & the Restless! #yr #TheDenzelOfDaytime – at CBS Television City Studios,” posted the actor.

    Victoria Newman on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS — Her Entire Dramatic History!

    (3/15/18) ( Victoria Newman is in a tough spot on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, but looking back at her history, the character has always bounced back. She may be down, but she’s never out for long! The daughter of Victor and Nikki Newman, Victoria has always been an integral part of the Newman family. Originally played by Ashley Nicole Millan as a child, the character was aged to a teenager in 1990 and portrayed by Heather Tom. Aside from a brief leave of absence in 1997 where she was temporarily replaced by Sarah Aldrich, Tom stayed with Y&R until 2003. In 2005, Y&R brought Amelia Heinle in to take over the role and she continues to play Victoria to this day.

    Even though Jack Abbott saved her from drowning as a child, Victoria wasn’t thrilled when Nikki married the guy. When she continued to act out, her parents sent her to a boarding school in Switzerland, but when she returned a teenager, she hadn't changed much. She began working for Newman Enterprises in the mailroom and fell for the older Ryan McNeil. Victor attempted to pay the young man to leave town, but instead, he and Victoria eloped! Her family was furious, but the young marriage didn’t last long after Ryan cheated on her with Nina Webster. Victoria then found herself attracted to new stablehand Cole Howard, and they also married young, but that quickly ended when they feared they were brother and sister!

    However, after Victor discovered evidence to the contrary, he ordered blood tests that proved he wasn’t Cole’s father. Victoria was delighted, and they remarried, but she continued to be jealous of other women. When she left town to sort herself out, Cole was left alone to spark an affair with Ashley. Victoria returned and battled Ashley for Cole’s affections, but when she learned she was pregnant, Neil stepped up and offered to claim the baby as his own. The truth came out, and Cole promised to help her with his child, but still planned to marry Ashley. Tragically, their baby girl, Eve, died shortly after being born. Devastated, Victoria broke up with Neil and then dated Gary Dawson, who turned out to be a psycho that kidnapped her! After Nick and Paul rescued her, Victoria rekindled things with Ryan, and they planned to remarry. But his ex, Tricia, had gone insane, and shot Ryan on his wedding day!

    Victoria next dated ranch hand Diego Guttierez. Initially, she was just trying to find out if he was sleeping with Nick’s wife, Sharon, but later developed feelings for him. However, she eventually dumped him over his dark and violent nature. She had a brief relationship with Michael Baldwin, but frustrated with her family’s actions during the ongoing Jabot/Newman feud, Victoria decided to leave town to study art history in Italy.

    In 2005, Victoria returned hoping to pick up where she left off with Michael, but he had married Lauren Fenmore. She started dating her father’s business rival, Brad Carlton, and they eventually married, but she dumped him after learning he’d had an affair with Sharon. However, Victoria had also gotten close to J.T. Hellstrom herself, so after the end of her marriage, she found herself pregnant and the babydaddy was in question. After Reed’s premature birth, however, it was revealed that J.T. is his father.

    Victoria and J.T. married, but then he kissed Colleen Carlton so she slept with Deacon Sharpe to retaliate. After divorcing him, Victoria left town to get her head together, during which time J.T. then grew close with Mackenzie Browning. Upon her return, Victoria then found herself drawn to Billy Abbott and they got drunk and tied the knot in Jamaica. But when that union was declared invalid, the couple remarried properly, so Victor had his daughter arrested on her wedding day to prevent the ceremony from taking place! J.T. won custody of Reed and took him away to Washington D.C. with Mac.

    After Victoria miscarried his baby, Billy paid to purchase an infant on the black market. But it was really Daniel Romalotti’s daughter with Daisy Carter, and Phyllis helped her son fight for custody. After Billy left town for a while, Victoria tracked him down and they reconciled and remarried. Chelsea Lawson showed up pregnant with his child, but ultimately signed away parental rights to Johnny to Billy and Victoria. Returning to work at Newman, Victoria was kidnapped by Eddie G. who wanted Billy to repay his gambling debts!

    When Billy’s daughter, Delia, was killed in a hit-and-run accident, he had an affair with Kelly Andrews, a woman from his grief support group. Victoria found herself growing closer to Dr. Stitch Rayburn. She filed for divorce from Billy and slept with Stitch, but wasn’t entirely sure he was the father when she got pregnant and gave birth to Katherine Rose. The little girl turned out to be Billy’s but Victoria stayed with Stitch… at least until he left her for her sister, Abby!

    Victoria threw herself back into work at Newman, even defending and lying for her father when Victor was accused of shooting Jack. She began seeing Billy again but broke it off after he swore vengeance against Victor and started drinking and gambling again. But after Billy was run over and nearly died, he swore he was a changed man so Victoria gave him another chance. Unfortunately, he was still plotting against Victor, so she split up with him again.

    When Victor found himself on trial, Victoria joined the rest of the family in testifying against him, sending him to jail. To pay her back, Victor chose Nick to run Newman and sold Brash & Sassy out from under her. Victoria started a fling with Travis Crawford, and he urged her to leave all the family drama behind and sail away with him, but she declined. Victor was released from prison and took back control of Newman Enterprises, so Victoria found herself going back into business with Billy to run Brash & Sassy. Travis decided to stick around but Victoria dumped him when she found out he’d been keeping too many secrets from her.

    Reed returned to Genoa City as a teenager and Victoria struggled to deal with his rebellious behavior. Billy and Victoria grew closer, but didn’t reunite as he entered into a relationship with Phyllis and she threw herself into work. When Brash & Sassy hit hard times, Victoria nearly accepted a loan from Ben Hochman (who she was also sleeping with for fun), but after learning he was working for Jack, she refused. Then, Billy cut corners which made some of their cosmetics dangerous, so Victoria fired him. Eventually, she let Newman buy Brash & Sassy, on the condition that it was a merger, and she becomes Victor’s heir apparent at the company. This led to numerous clashes with her sister, Abby, some quite ugly.

    J.T. returned to Genoa City and rekindled his relationship with Victoria, but she was unaware that he is secretly working with Paul to investigate Newman. Meanwhile, she also clashed with Ashley when Victor brought her into the company, and vowed to destroy her. Nobody seems particularly happy with the way that Victoria has been running things around the office, and her relationship with J.T. appears to be a complete sham, so what does the future hold? Stay tuned to find out!

    Kelly Kruger Dishes About Y&R Comeback

    (3/9/18) In the new issue of Digest, Kelly Kruger talks about returning to the No. 1 soap as Mackenzie, a role she last played in 2003. “I’ve always loved the character so much, and she means so much to me,” Kruger shares. “When they reached out, I was so honored that they asked me to come back since there a couple of us who played her.” For the scoop about her first days back, what made her emotional, reconnecting with former co-stars and more, check out the new issue of Digest, on sale now.

    Pretty Little Liars Spinoff Pilot Adds Kelly Rutherford, Hayley Erin

    (3/9/18) Freeform’s search for its Perfectionists has finally come to an end.

    The network on Friday announced the full cast of the upcoming Pretty Little Liars spinoff, which already included Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish — reprising the roles of Alison and Mona, respectively — as well as Descendants’ Sofia Carson, who will be playing a new character named Ava.

    Here’s a full rundown of all the new players coming to The Perfectionists:

    * Sydney Park (The Walking Dead) will play Caitlin, “the perfect daughter of two perfect mothers” who would one day like to follow in her Senator mother’s footsteps with a career in politics. In addition to being “smart and driven,” Caitlin also “thrives under pressure,” which I imagine she’ll face plenty of on this show.

    * Newcomer Eli Brown will play Dylan, a talented cellist who’s “deeply committed to his two passions, his music and his boyfriend Andrew.” As a result of feeling judged in his small hometown, he now “feels the need to be the best in all of his endeavors.”

    * Kelly Rutherford (Gossip Girl) will play Claire Hotchkiss, who — along with her husband — founded Hotchkiss Industries and Beacon Heights University. She believes “perfection is attainable and is the person who pulls the strings behind the scenes to get what she wants.”

    * Lastly, General Hospital‘s Hayley Erin will play a “mysterious, unnamed role.”

    Alicia Coppola on NCIS: Los Angeles 4/1/18

    (3/9/18) “The Monster” – While investigating a missing person’s case, the team uncovers a killer who puts on shows for high-paying voyeurs. Also, Mosley assigns Callen as her partner on a joint ATF mission to apprehend someone from her past, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Sunday, April 1 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    GUEST CAST includes: Alicia Coppola (FBI Special Agent Lisa Rand), Rob Nagle (Albert Barrington).

    Kristoff St. John is returning to work at The Young and the Restless

    (3/8/18) ( The Young and the Restless is about to welcome back a very important member of the family.

    Kristoff St. John, who plays Neil Winters on TV’s most watched daytime drama, will return to work next week after a four-month-plus hiatus, EW has learned exclusively.

    In October, the actor took a leave of absence to undergo psychiatric treatment after a reported scare regarding his mental health. The 51-year-old actor had been open about his battles with depression after the loss of his son, Julian, who died by suicide nearly three years ago.

    St. John was last seen on the sudser on Nov. 29. His absence was addressed by having Neil head to New York to help care for Moses, his son with Sofia, after Sofia’s car accident. In the meantime, characters on Y&R have mentioned Neil while he was away. When St. John’s new episodes begin airing in April, his character will discover how quickly things have changed in Genoa City while he was gone.

    Recently, St. John posted pics of himself on Instagram that appeared to hint at his much-anticipated return to CBS.

    St. John originated the role of Neil in 1991.

    The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on CBS.

    Lorie Brooks on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS — Everything You Need to Know

    (3/8/18) ( With Jaime Lyn Bauer set to reprise her role for the soap’s 45th anniversary, some newer fans might find themselves wondering who is Lorie Brooks on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS? Well, that’s where we come in!

    Lorie arrived in Genoa City in 1973, and the jealous young woman plotted against her older sister, Leslie. She schemed to steal Brad Elliot away, and when she succeeded, Leslie had a breakdown and ended up in the hospital! Furious, Brad dumped Lorie, who turned to Jed Andrews… at least until she learned he was married. Next, she dated Mark Henderson and they even got engaged, but broke it off after discovering that they were half-siblings!

    Although Lorie penned a thinly-disguised biography about living in her sister’s shadow, she shelved it when she and her sibling reconciled. Leslie pushed her sister to date Lance Prentiss, and Lorie fell in love with him despite initially feeling like she was his second choice after Leslie. The two married, but his mother, Vanessa, didn’t approve and shot at Lorie, hitting Lance by accident! She also found Lorie’s book and had it published, which destroyed Leslie. Offering comfort led to Lance sleeping with Leslie, and Lorie was crushed to learn her sister was pregnant.

    Lance was struggling with depression, and Vanessa agreed to reinstate him in the company if Lorie divorced him. Once he got his life back on track, Lance was devastated to learn Lorie had actually gone through with the divorce. She flirted with Victor, who was after shares of Prentiss Industries, but Lorie eventually reconciled with Lance so she refused to sell him hers. Vanessa ultimately jumped off the balcony of Lorie’s penthouse, framing her for murder, and as the evidence stacked up, Lance left her.

    Due to Leslie’s mental issues, Lorie had taken custody of her and Lance’s son, Brooks. Though Leslie attempted to fight for her child, Lorie emerged victorious in court. Once Victor got control of Prentiss Industries through Lorie, Lance left town. Regretting helping Victor, Lorie romanced him so she could access business documents and return the business to Lance. She and Victor were engaged to marry, but she left town instead.

    Lorie returned in 1984, having remarried Lance, to attend Victor’s wedding to Nikki. She healed old wounds with him and reunited with her sisters. However, when Lorie returned to Genoa City again in 2002, she was determined to keep Nikki and Victor from tying the knot again. Her new husband, Max Hollister, wanted to take revenge against Victor by stealing Nikki and persuaded Lorie to seduce Victor on camera. However, she had second thoughts and refused to go through with the plan, leaving town again soon afterward.

    What brings Lorie back to town for another visit and what drama will she get mixed up in this time? Stay tuned to find out!

    Everything You Need to Know About Kyle Abbott on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS

    (3/8/18) ( With a new actor stepping into the role, some THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS viewers may find themselves wondering who is Kyle Abbott? Well, Jack and Diane’s son has had a spotty history on the soap, so it’s understandable if there are some gaps in people’s memories. Which is where we come in!

    After a series of babies and toddlers, Garrett Ryan debuted as a young Kyle in February of 2010. But in March of 2012, the character was struck by a serious case of SORAS, growing into a young man played by Blake Hood. After a year, Y&R replaced him with Hartley Sawyer, who only lasted eight months, exiting in January of 2014. In February of 2015, Lachlan Buchanan took over, but made his last appearance in April of 2016. And in 2018, daytime newcomer Michael Mealor became the fourth adult actor to play the Abbott heir.

    Kyle was originally named Christian Victor Newman because Diane had stolen Victor’s frozen sperm to inseminate herself with his child. But it was later revealed that Nikki had switched samples, and Jack was actually the baby’s father. Diane renamed the baby Kyle, and Jack sued for custody of his son. He lost, but after Diane burned down the Abbott pool house and framed Jack’s wife, Phyllis, for the crime, the couple successfully gained custody of the boy. But later, Jack returned Kyle to Diane, and they left town together.

    Kyle returned to Genoa City with his mom in 2010 for a visit and he was able to get to know his father while Jack and Diane were investigated by the SEC for fraud. Diane sent him to boarding school because she was planning on faking her own death, but then she was actually murdered! Jack tracked down his son and brought him home, but Victor revealed that he’d signed custody papers for Diane giving him rights to the boy. Furious, Jack sent Kyle off to boarding school again.

    When Kyle returned, he was an adult, and angry at his father for starting a relationship with Nikki, who was responsible for his mother’s death. He then moved in with Victor and began dating Eden Baldwin. But when Victor went missing and Sharon took over the ranch, Kyle moved back in with his real father. Learning that Jack had been abusing pain medication, Kyle leaked the story to the press in the hopes of getting his father to seek help. When Jack resigned as CEO of Newman, he offered Kyle a job at Jabot where he met Summer Newman. They began a relationship, which concerned Phyllis and Nick, who knew Summer was really Jack’s daughter, making her and Kyle half-siblings!

    Phyllis put the moves on Kyle to lure him away from Summer, and the truth about her parentage was finally revealed. (Although in reality, Sharon had switched the test results and Nick was Summer’s real father.) Kyle got involved in some corporate intrigue between Jabot, Newman, and Chancellor, and eventually went to work for Jabot in New York.

    Kyle returned to Genoa City in 2015 and found himself immediately mixed up in a murder mystery. Some found it suspicious he came back just as Summer’s husband, Austin Travers, was murdered. Kyle denied killing him, admitting that they’d only come to blows after he learned that Austin had cheated on Summer with Abby. After Courtney was found dead, the teens all came clean to the cops. Eventually, it was revealed that detective Mark Harding was the real killer, and the mystery was solved.

    During all that drama, Kyle reconnected with Summer and now knowing they were not related, the two were able to have a proper relationship despite being members of rival families. However, they eventually fizzled out as Kyle began working in New York City and the long-distance relationship became to difficult to sustain. When he eventually returned to town, Summer had moved on with Luca. Although he attempted to warn her about the con man, she refused to listen. After he was proven right and Summer was left betrayed and heartbroken, Kyle left town again.

    What kind of drama will he stir up now that he’s back in town? Stay tuned to find out!

    Kristoff St. John Teases His Return to THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS!

    (3/6/18) (Photo) It looks as though Kristoff St. John is returning to THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS as Neil Winters! The actor recently shared a montage of photos of his haircut and beard trim with the caption: “The comeback kid. I’m ready.” He also included hashtags for Y&R including one for the soap’s upcoming 45th anniversary. And St. John is looking better than ever!

    St. John took some time off from the show back in October of 2017 to cope with some issues he was having regarding the tragic suicide of his son, Julian, back in 2014. But he later returned to social media to reassure his worried fans that he was doing much better, sharing inspirational quotes and photographs. And in February, he even shared some snaps of himself and a gorgeous model at the Eiffel Tower in Paris!

    Neil hasn’t been seen on-screen since November of 2017, so fans have been eager to see the character front and center in Genoa City again. One thing’s for sure — Devon could certainly use his father’s counsel as he deals with a determined Hilary’s intent to have a baby with him! And it would certainly be interesting to see if Neil would get mixed up in the latest battle in the Newman/Jabot war or if he would keep himself — and Hamilton/Winters — out of the mess!

    Unfortunately, St. John didn’t indicate when he would be returning to Y&R, but hopefully, it will be in time for the soap’s 45th anniversary celebration which kicks off the week of March 26. There are already a host of returns scheduled for those episodes, so it would be fantastic if Neil could be one of them!

    Purchase Emme Rylan’s Handmade Goods In Person

    (3/6/18) Emme Rylan (Lulu, GH), who will be selling her hand-crafted wares at a pop-up version of her Etsy shop at GH’s official fan convention on March 10 and 11 in Burbank. “I’ve been working 24 hours a day prepping for this!” reports the actress. “I am so excited about it. I am trying to make it like a boutique experience and I am going to have basically a little bit of everything that I make there — bracelets and necklaces and earrings, handbags, banners and wall hangings. I’m going to have some baby headbands and Dakota [her daughter] will be there modeling one. There aren’t going to be a lot of headbands or handbags, so if there’s something that people want, they should come to the booth the first day.” In addition, she’ll be raffling off a special piece. “Some of the stuff that I make is so time-consuming, like a knitted item or a more intricate piece where honestly, if I were going to sell it, I would have to sell it for a lot of money. So I have something special that’s not for sale, and every time someone makes a purchase, they’ll get a raffle ticket and then I’ll draw from that at the end of the weekend. If they’re already gone, I will call them and mail it to them.” With every purchase, fans will also get an autographed 8×10 picture of Rylan. “I also have the cutest little gift bags and jewelry boxes,” Rylan coos. “I’m so into them, Don [Money, her partner] is like, ‘You’ve lost your mind!’ “For convention tickets, click here

    Lexie Stevenson Opens up About Suffering From Endometriosis

    (3/4/18) ( Young actress Lexie Stevenson, who plays Mattie Ashby on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, opened up in a recent blog post about why she’s been in and out of emergency rooms recently. She revealed that she suffers from Endometriosis, a condition where tissue that normally covers the inside of a woman’s uterus grows outside of it, causing extreme pain and discomfort. “Imagine having hundreds of blisters on your organs and there is nothing you can do to get rid of them or ease the pain,” Stevenson wrote. “Bottom line is, it sucks… a lot.”

    The actress admitted she had been in and out of hospitals for years before she was properly diagnosed. “Every time I went to the ER they told me it was stress,” Stevenson explained, “and one time they even asked my parents if I was getting enough attention at home.”

    But a year and a half ago she was with her boyfriend and found herself rushed to the ER in pain where she discovered she had two ovarian cysts that had burst and a growth on one of her ovaries. This led her to a specialist that she says saved her life. “He recommended surgery to have the growth removed,” Stevenson recalled. “During the surgery, my doctor found more than just the growth. He found a golf ball-size of intestine that had been pinched off by endometrial tissue. He said it looked like it had been there for about three years. He also said I should have been in pain 24/7 because my body had not healed itself. I likely would have died.”

    Now that Stevenson is living in Los Angeles and working on Y&R, she is being referred to a new specialist, but she continues to see her doctors in order to stay on top of her condition. “I have also found that cutting gluten out of my diet has helped immensely as far as making the pain easier to handle,” she reported. “That’s as far as my story goes for now. Please know that Endometriosis Awareness Month is in March and women will be marching for awareness on March 24.”

    Soap producer Jill Farren Phelps lists her scenic spot on Mulholland Drive

    (3/3/18) ( Decorated television producer Jill Farren Phelps, whose work on the daytime soaps “General Hospital” and “The Young and the Restless” has won her scores of Emmys, has put her home on Mulholland Drive on the market for $2.5 million.

    The ranch-style house, built in 1962 and full of colorful details, is secluded on more than half an acre above the Hollywood Hills and adjacent to protected land.

    The 2,606-square-foot house features vibrant hues and wallpaper, crown molding and hardwood floors. A brick-surround fireplace anchors the living and dining rooms, which center on panoramic views through a row of French doors.

    The brickwork continues in the family room, which has a wall filled with built-ins and doors opening to the patio. A skylight-topped breakfast nook sits off the updated kitchen. Four bedrooms and three bathrooms complete the floor plan.

    Outside, a blue-tiled swimming pool and spa take in the city lights and mountains. Lush landscaping and lawn complete the grounds.

    Emmanuel Xuereb and Salvator Xuereb of 360 Realty are the listing agents.

    Farren Phelps, 67, got her start in television in 1974 as a production assistant on the show “Guiding Light” and won the first of 11 Daytime Emmys in the early ’80s as the music director for “General Hospital." Her other credits include such soap operas as “Santa Barbara,” “Another World” and “One Life to Live.”

    Talk Show Appearance

    (3/3/18) The View - ABC

    Wednesday, March 7 – Justin Hartley (“This Is Us”)

    Morning Show Appearance

    (3/3/18) Today – NBC

    Tuesday, March 6

    (7-9 a.m.) Justin Hartley on This Is Us.

    Y&R Casts New Kyle

    (3/2/18) (Photo) Add another one to the list of characters returning to Genoa City the week of March 26 for THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS’ 45th anniversary — Kyle Abbott is coming back! Michael Mealor is joining the cast of Y&R as the latest actor to play Jack and Diane’s son.

    While this is Mealor’s daytime debut, the actor has made appearances in primetime series like SUPERGIRL, CHASING LIFE, FALL INTO ME, and ROADIES. He is also a professional model with Wilhelmina International. After a series of child actors, the character was aged into an adult with Blake Hood assuming the role. He was then replaced with Hartley Sawyer and most recently, Lachlan Buchanan.

    The last viewers saw of Kyle, he had broken up with Summer over her involvement with Luca, and taken a one-way trip to New York. That was back in April of 2016, so who knows what might have happened to him in the past couple years?

    At this point, Y&R hasn’t revealed any storyline details or other information surrounding Kyle’s return. The anniversary episodes are bringing back other familiar faces like Lorie and Leslie Brooks, Julia Newman, and Brittany Hodges. And while those are likely brief visits, the fact that the soap has cast a new actor as Kyle should mean he’ll be sticking around long after the anniversary events are through. Stay tuned to find out!

    Eva Longoria Is Going to 'Live in Leggings' for the Remainder of Her Pregnancy

    (3/1/18) Eva Longoria isn’t letting her pregnancy slow her down.

    From poolside photo shoots to launching a new clothing collection with HSN, the mom-to-be tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week’s issue that she’s feeling “amazing” now that she’s six months along.

    “I’m in the golden months right now,” explains the actress, 42. “I’m full of energy, and the hard part of the first trimester is over.”

    Longoria and her husband, media mogul José “Pepe” Bastón, will welcome their first child together, a son, in May. She says Bastón, who has three children from a previous marriage, is “ecstatic” about their new addition and that she’s ready to “embark” on this new journey.

    “I don’t know anything about the mom world even though I have a lot of nieces and a lot of girlfriends with kids,” she says. “I’ve been reading, and it’s a lot of information and things to absorb.”

    She adds of her baby boy on the way, “I can’t wait for him to be here!”

    Though Longoria, who next stars in the April 13 movie Overboard, admits she’s going to “live in leggings” and dresses for the rest of her pregnancy, there’s one thing she can’t wait to wear after her son’s arrival: jeans.

    “I think everybody looks forward to the jean moment when you go, ‘It fits!’ ” she says. “I’m resistant to buying maternity wear just because I’ve been wearing my stuff and now I’ve gotten to a point where I’m like, ‘I’m so uncomfortable!’ ”

    “So I have broken down and bought some pregnancy leggings and mostly bottoms because it’s just impossible now to wear my old clothes.”

    Longoria feels “lucky” that most of her pregnancy occurred over the winter months because she had no trouble layering and hiding her bump under coats and big sweaters.

    “Now that we’re getting into spring and I’m going to be getting bigger, I’ll have to have a new approach,” she says.

    While creating the Eva Longoria Collection — which launched Wednesday on HSN — Longoria recalls that she was “very” hands-on.

    “[I was] involved in everything from designing different styles, grabbing different influences, reading trend books, reading trend colors and working with our design house here in L.A.,” she says. “It’s a long process from fittings, to models, to stitching, to textiles and to shooting the lookbooks.”

    On March 22, Longoria will appear on the network to sell her line to viewers.

    “I love talking about why I chose that silhouette, why I chose that textile, how you should wear it … what woman this is for, and you can’t do that with garments hanging on a rack in a store,” she says.

    “With HSN, you can just speak to each garment, you can talk about the emotion you want women to feel when they put it on. I want them to feel power, and I want them to feel beautiful.”

    Another thing she loves about HSN is that it gives her access to one of her guilty pleasures. “I am a kitchen gadget person, so don’t throw a kitchen gadget in front of me on HSN because I will buy it,” Longoria says.

    The styles in her line range in price from a $29 graphic tee with a wine slogan to a $99 jumpsuit, and she says the fabrics and ruffles “scream feminine.”

    Longoria’s love of design is deep-rooted in her childhood and dates back to when she started sewing at age 7.

    “That was the main inspiration for this,” she says. “I’ve always sewn, I’ve always been obsessed with the construction of a garment, I’ve always looked at the seams and looked how they are put together and at the quality. It’s why I wanted to create the line because I’m so interested in creation.”

    And while her sewing skills might’ve come in handy for the baby, she jokes, “Well since I’m not having a girl, I only know how to make dresses!”

    The Eva Longoria Collection is available now on

    For more on Eva Longoria, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

    ‘The Village’: Lorraine Toussaint & Dominic Chianese To Star In NBC Drama Pilot

    (3/1/18) Lorraine Toussaint (Rosewood) has been tapped for a lead role and The Sopranos alum Dominic Chianese is set to co-star in NBC’s drama pilot The Village.

    Written/executive produced by Mike Daniels and directed by Minkle Spiro, The Village is a sprawling ensemble drama. Despite differences in age, race, culture and lifestyle, the residents of a Manhattan apartment building find that the more their lives intertwine, the more complex and compelling their connections become, thus proving that life’s challenges are better faced alongside family, even if it’s the one you make wherever you find it.

    Toussaint will play Patricia, a warm, vivacious grandmother figure and social worker who, unable to have her own children, became a caretaker for everyone else. Patricia embraces life to the fullest, and ironically, her journey is to make peace with losing that full life after she finds out she has cancer.

    Chianese will play Enzo, an opinionated Brooklyn native who sets his sights on moving out of the nursing home and in with the grandson he dotes on but frequently gives a hard time. Insisting on living life to the fullest, Enzo is irreverent, funny, liberal with advice and not above selling Viagra at the nursing home for extra cash.

    At 87, Chianese is one of the oldest — and maybe the oldest — actor cast as a series regular in a broadcast pilot. He is best known for his role as Junior Soprano on HBO’s The Sopranos, which earned him two Emmy nominations. He most recently recurred on CBS’ The Good Wife and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. He is repped by CornerStone Talent Agency and Liebman Entertainment.

    Toussaint, who was pursued by multiple pilots, is coming off a one-year series-regular role on the upcoming third season of AMC’s Into the Badlands. She recently co-starred on the Fox drama Rosewood and has recurred on Freeform’s The Fosters. Toussaint’s next film, Fast Color, premieres at SXSW in March. She is repped by Immovative and Frontline Management.

    Paul Walker Documentary In Works For Paramount Network

    (2/28/18) Paramount Network, Network Entertainment and I Am Heath Ledger producer Derik Murray will team for a comprehensive documentary look at the life and death of The Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker.

    Adrian Buitenhuis, who directed the Ledger doc, will direct I Am Paul Walker.

    I Am Paul Walker will feature interviews with many of Walker’s cast mates as well as friends who knew him best, the producers say. The film will explore Walker’s prolific film career and also showcase, among other things, the actor’s passion for the world’s oceans and marine life and his work to help rebuild Haiti after the devastating earthquake.

    Additional details and cast list will be announced in the coming months. Walker died in 2013 when when a Porsche in which he was riding crashed. He was 40.

    The doc will be the latest from Network Entertainment’s Murray, who, in addition to Ledger, has previously profiled such figures as John F. Kennedy Jr,, Muhammad Ali, Bruce Lee, among others. His I Am MLK Jr. will debut on Paramount Network on April 2.

    Paramount Network’s Jon Slusser and Jaimee Kosanke also serve as Executive Producers.

    Talk Show Appearance


    Tuesday, March 6 - Justin Hartley

    Lauren Woodland Returns to THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS

    (2/23/18) CBS Soaps In Depth has learned that Lauren Woodland will be returning to THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS as Brittany Hodges to help the soap celebrate its 45th anniversary the week of March 26! The character is just one of many familiar faces that will be showing up to mark the very special milestone.

    Woodland made appearances on the NBC sudser SUNSET BEACH and ABC’s PORT CHARLES but really hit it big when she joined Y&R in March of 2000. She left the soap in 2005, but not before earning a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series in 2004. After her husband, Bobby Marsino, was killed, Brittany was last seen moving to New York City with their son, Joshua.

    The soap has also announced that Jaime Lyn Bauer would be reprising her role as Lorie Brooks, while Janice Lynde would return as her TV sister, Leslie, and Meg Bennett would be putting in an appearance as Victor’s first wife, Julia. As to what could be going on that brings all these old friends and family back to Genoa City, there are no details, but odds are it’s going to be something very special!

    It’s likely that as Y&R’s 45th anniversary on Monday, March 26, approaches, even more guests and surprises will be revealed, so be sure to stay tuned as the news continues to roll in!

    More Alums Back To Y&R!

    (2/23/18) As part of Y&R’s 45th anniversary week celebration, which will kick off on March 26, David Scott Lago (ex-Raul) and Kelly Kruger (ex-Mac) are headed back to the No. 1 soap. Both characters have a direct connection to J.T.: Lago first played the role of J.T.’s pal from 1999-2004, then again in 2009; Kruger (who most recently played B&B’s Eva) was on the scene from 2002-03, and Mac is J.T.’s ex. When he recently returned to the soap, Thad Luckinbill (J.T.) noted that he felt a touch of nostalgia for his early days on the show, “I called David, who I spent a lot of those early years acting with, and he also has just always been a great friend,” the actor told Digest. “He and I haven’t talked in a while, and literally, after the first week I called him and said, ‘Normally, I would have called you and talked through this kind of stuff.’ ” The duo joins Jaime Lyn Bauer (ex-Lorie), Janice Lynde (ex-Leslie) and Meg Bennett (ex-Julia), whose returns were announced yesterday. Expect more surprises during the must-see anniversary celebration!

    Kristoff St. John Shares Pics of the New Woman in His Life

    (2/21/18) (Photo) It looks as though 2018 is getting off to a terrific start for THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS actor Kristoff St. John (Neil)! He shared a montage of photos of himself with a beautiful woman at the Eiffel Tower in Paris on his Instagram page. “You never know what life will bring you,” he wrote, also urging his fans to follow Kseniya’s own Instagram. He included the hashtags “life,” “paris,” and “freshstart2018.”

    (Photo) Fans wished St. John all the best in the comments, declaring that they make a beautiful couple. And when one asked if he was through at Y&R, he quickly replied: “Never!” Which is good news for fans of the soap who are eagerly awaiting Neil’s return. But they’re also happy that he’s enjoying himself in France. St. John also shared a selfie from his trip that he captioned: “Pushing forward.”

    Back in October 2017, St. John went through a difficult time as he continued to deal with the death of his son, Julian, who took his own life in 2014. But he was back on social media just over a month later thanking his fans for their love and support. And after spending Christmas with his family, it looks like St. John is taking some well-deserved time for himself with a Paris vacation. We wish him all the best, and await his inevitable return to Y&R!

    GENERAL HOSPITAL Actors Star in Powerful New Film 'Surviving Theater 9'

    (2/21/18) Some GENERAL HOSPITAL stars will be appearing in the powerful new film Surviving Theater 9, which is based on the true stories of the midnight screening of Batman: The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, CO, on July 20, 2012, where a gunman opened fire in the theater. The incident, which killed 12 and injured 70, was the largest mass shooting in the United States at the time. Sadly, since then, there have been more incidents that have broken that record.

    (Video) GH actors Corbin Bernsen (ex-Durant), Robert Palmer Watkins (Dillon), William deVry (Julian), and Donnell Turner (Curtis) will be helping writer and director Tim McGrath, who was one of the survivors, tell his own story and that of the others whose lives were irrevocably changed by the tragic events of that night.

    “Shootings are happening more and more, and it really affects people’s lives,” Watkins said in an interview with some of the cast. “It’s in the media, when it happens, for a few weeks and everybody’s talking about it, and then nobody talks about it. It disappears.”

    Turner, who like many others, was familiar with the shooting, was honored to be a part of telling the powerful tale. “The impact of the story, what it meant to me when I heard about it on the news,” he mused. “The idea that years later, I could be a part of telling the story in a meaningful way, was exciting to me.”

    McGrath was inspired to tell this story to help people heal and so that survivors of violent events such as these can know they are not alone. “The intention for Theater 9 is having a film that shows what people do with what life hands them makes all the difference,” McGrath said in a statement. “And give a path for anyone going through a tough time. The film does not show the shooter, and is non-partisan about gun control. There is plenty of comment on those topics. This is something we haven’t seen.”

    A release date for Surviving Theater 9 has not yet been announced, but you can check out the trailer now.

    Mckenna Grace To Play Young Lead In Rob Lowe’s ‘The Bad Seed’ Lifetime Remake, Original’s Patty McCormack To Co-Star

    (2/21/18) Designated Survivor‘s McKenna Grace, coming off a buzzy performances as a lead in Gifted and as young Tonya Harding in I, Tonya, has been cast as the title character in The Bad Seed, Rob Lowe’s reimagining of the classic 1956 Oscar-nominated psychological horror-thriller film for Lifetime. Patty McCormack, who played the troubled young girl in the original movie, has been tapped for a co-starring role in the remake, starring, directed and executive produced by Lowe.

    Lowe plays a single father who seems to have everything under control. (The parent’s gender is being switched from the ‘56 feature version, where the mom was played by Nancy Kelly, as well as from the book and play the movie was based on.)

    But when there is a terrible tragedy takes place at his daughter Emma’s (Grace) school, he is forced to question everything he thought he knew about his beloved daughter. He slowly begins to question if Emma’s exemplary behavior is just a façade and she played a role in the horrific incident. When more strange things begin to happen, he’s faced with keeping a terrible secret to protect Emma, but ultimately must stop her from striking again.

    McCormack will play the psychiatrist who treats Emma. She received an Oscar nomination for playing the evil young daughter in the feature, as did Kelly for playing her mom.

    Lowe will direct from a script by Barbara Marshall. He executive produces with Mark Wolper and Elizabeth Stephen.

    In addition to her recurring role on ABC’s Designated Survivor as President Tom Kirkman’s daughter, Grace also has recurred on Netflix’s Fuller House and will next be seen in the Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House. She is repped by Paradigm, Management 360 and Stewart Brookman.

    McCormack is repped by Patino Management Company and Amsel Eisenstadt Frasier & Hinojosa.

    Young and the Restless brings back 3 fan favorites

    (2/21/18) ( The Young and the Restless is giving itself and fans a celebratory present.

    To help pay tribute to its 45th anniversary, the CBS sudser is bringing back three familiar faces, two of whom are members of The Brooks clan, Genoa City’s first family.

    EW has learned exclusively that Jaime Lyn Bauer (Lorie Brooks) and Janice Lynde (Leslie Brooks) will reprise the roles during the week of March 26. Joining them will be Meg Bennett, who made her Y&R debut in 1980 as Julia Newman, the wife of Victor Newman (Eric Braeden).

    They will begin taping their episodes Wednesday in Los Angeles.

    All three of the actresses have a solid history with the franchise. Bauer played Lorie from 1973 to 1982 with reprisals of the role in 1984 and 2002. Lynde originated Leslie in 1973 and stayed put until 1977. Bennett’s most recent appearance on the daytime drama was in 2002 when Victor visited her character out of town to give her some much-needed help during a hostile takeover of her company.

    The Young and the Restless remains TV’s most-watched daytime drama. It airs weekdays on CBS.

    ‘True Detective’: Brandon Flynn & Michael Graziadei Set To Recur In Season 3 Of HBO Anthology Series

    (2/21/18) Brandon Flynn (13 Reasons Why) and Michael Graziadei (Good Girls Revolt) are set to recur in the third season of Nic Pizzolatto’s HBO crime anthology series True Detective, starring Mahershala Ali, Carmen Ejogo, Stephen Dorff, Scoot McNairy, Mamie Gummer and Ray Fisher.

    The next installment tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods.

    As with the breakout original installment of True Detective, Pizzolatto is the sole writer of the third season with the exception of Episode 4, which he co-wrote with David Milch. Jeremy Saulnier is the Season 3 director alongside Pizzolatto, who will make his directorial debut.

    Pizzolatto, who also serves as showrunner, executive produces with Saulnier and returning executive producers Scott Stephens; Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, who toplined Season 1; Cary Joji Fukunaga, who directed Season 1; along with Scott Stephens, Steve Golin, Bard Dorros and Richard Brown.

    Flynn will play Ryan Peters and Graziadei will portray Dan O’Brien. No further character information was provided.

    Flynn played Justin Foley on Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why. He’s repped by UTA and Anonymous Content.

    Graziadei most recently recurred on Amazon’s Good Girls Revolt. He was a series regular on Lifetime’s The Lottery and had major recurring roles on Kingdom and American Horror Story. Graziadei is repped by Gersh and Main Title.

    The Complicated Paternity of Sully/Christian on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS Explained

    (2/20/18) ( The paternity of Christian Andrew Newman on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS is a little bit complicated, and newer viewers might find themselves wondering who is this Sully that people keep talking about — well, it’s the same kid! The child of Adam and Sage Newman, Christian had quite a few different parents in his young life. Heck, the infant was also presumed dead! Let’s start at the beginning and see if we can’t make it all make sense…

    When Sage became pregnant, she wasn’t sure who was the father of her baby. She hoped it was Nicholas Newman, but she had slept with Gabriel Bingham during a temporary break-up. After marrying Nick, Sage had a paternity test done, and Nick was furious to find out that she’d had a one-night stand with Gabriel. But after he calmed down, they reconciled and agreed to raise the child together.

    But after Gabriel was revealed to be Adam back from the dead with a new face, Nick was devastated, and a distraught Sage went into premature labor in Chancellor Park. Adam helped deliver the child and rushed them to the hospital where Nick begged Sage to forgive him. Unfortunately, they were later told that Christian had died. It was then revealed that Adam had bribed a lab tech to tamper with the paternity tests to show Nick as the father because he was pretending to be Gabriel and didn’t want to be exposed. Victor was disgusted by Adam’s actions, but agreed to keep the secret so as not to hurt Nick or Chelsea.

    However, Christian was not actually dead but given to Sharon, who had suffered a miscarriage while a patient at the Fairview Psychiatric Facility. Her doctor led her to believe that she’d never lost her baby, and instead gave birth to this one. Dylan was thrilled to be a father, and he and Sharon decided to name the child Sullivan “Sully” McAvoy after an old war buddy of his.

    Sharon and Sage learned the truth about the baby switch, but when Sage died in a car accident, Sharon decided to continue raising Christian as Sully. But eventually, the truth came out (thanks to fellow psych patient Patty, who couldn’t wait to blab!) and Sharon tearfully confessed the truth to Nick, begging for the chance to tell Dylan the truth herself. Dylan was heartbroken and bid his “son” farewell.

    Meanwhile, Adam had grown close with Chelsea and confided to her that he was Christian’s real father. After Sage’s death, she left Adam a letter where she thanked Adam for tampering with the test results and begged him never to tell Nick the truth. Following Adam’s death in an explosion, Chelsea found friendship with Nick, and soon even more as romance bloomed.

    However, as one of the few people who knows the truth about Christian’s true paternity, Chelsea is freaking out as the walls close in around her. She may want a happy life with Nick and the boy, but when he learns that Adam is Christian’s real father (and especially that she’s been keeping that from him), that’s not going to be very likely!

    Y&R’s Robert Adamson Addresses Exit

    (2/17/18) Robert Adamson, whose Y&R alter ego, Noah, was sent overseas, tweeted about his departure. “I want to say Thank You for all he support ive recieved over more than 5 years portraying Noah Newman,” he posted. “The cast and crew truly became my family. While i dont believe this is officially goodbye, Noah will not be back to Genoa City in the near future. I will personally be back anytime they wish, schedule permitting. That said, as the great @russellhornsby once told me, “The Job Always Ends”. Ive always tried to live by that Mantra and to see every end as a new beginning. Actors start fresh every time. Its one of the great blessings of my job. Hope to be back as Noah one day, but looking forward to inhabiting new and exciting characters in the future!”

    Max Page Back Home After 13th Heart Surgery

    (2/16/18) ( Child actor Max Page was back in the hospital for another operation, but thankfully is back home now and recuperating. Best known for his appearance as the “Darth Vader Kid” in the popular Volkswagen TV commercial, Page is beloved to soap fans for playing young Reed Hellstrom on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS. While Max still has eight weeks of recovery ahead of him, things are already looking good. “Max arrived home late Monday night,” his mother, Jennifer Page, reported on his blog. “All that his body has been through the last eight days and he’s not home on any medication!”

    Born with a congenital heart defect, this was the boy's 13th surgery, and one of his pulmonary valves was replaced on Feb. 6. “Dr. Vaughn Starnes was able to place a large size in Max that should last him several years,” she explained. “Because of Max’s history with Endocarditis — a bacterial blood infection — he will remain in the hospital until at least Sunday for a course of IV antibiotics.

    “In true Mighty Max effort,” she added, “just five hours after surgery he asked to stand and sit up. Which he did for almost an hour. The pain is excruciating with chest tubes still in, but he knows short-term pain, long-term gain. In order to get the tubes out, this is the process.”

    Max remained in the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for a week and then returned home for an 8-10 week recovery. His mother has asked that fans keep Max in their prayers, and to offer words of encouragement or send him something, they contact her at or his father at In addition, donations to the CHLA Heart Ambassadors will support Max and other children and can be made at

    Over the years, Max has remained strong throughout all of his hospitalizations and surgeries, and has become an advocate for children’s health care. In July of 2017, he met with congressmen in Washington D.C. to speak with them about better health care policies for kids. “I want the senators to put a face to children’s health care,” Max said at the time. “I tell them my story, what surgeries I have had, and how much I needed my doctors now and in the future.”

    Soap Vets Star In New Film

    (2/16/18) Kassie DePaiva (Eve, DAYS; ex-Blair, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) and Nathan Purdee (ex-Hank, OLTL et al) are starring in a new film, Killian and the Comeback Kids. DePaiva and Purdee play husband and wife and parents of the title character, a struggling musician and college grad who returns to his hometown to find a job while putting his band together. Killian is played by Purdee’s son, Taylor. Killian and the Comeback Kids recently finished principal photography and the Karmic Release Ltd. is running an Indiegogo campaign to help finish and support the film. Donor perks include autographed CDs by DePaiva, a call from DePaiva, a walk-on role in the movie, instruments and other items. For more information and to donate, click here.

    ‘This Is Us’ Star Justin Hartley Signs With CAA

    (2/14/18) CAA has signed Justin Hartley, one of the stars of the hit NBC series This Is Us.

    Hartley plays one of the Big Three, Kevin Pearson, who had been battling alcohol addiction on the acclaimed family drama, currently in its second season and renewed through Season 3. It is the highest-rated drama series on broadcast TV, with its recent post-Super Bowl episode drawing 31 million viewers after one day of playback.

    Hartley, who had been with Innovative Artists, shared a SAG Award ensemble nomination for This Is Us this year. He previously earned a Daytime Emmy nomination for his starring role on The Young and the Restless. Hartley’s TV series credits also include Revenge, Mistresses and playing Oliver Queen/Green Arrow on Smallville. On the feature side, he recently appeared in A Bad Moms Christmas.

    GH Stars Are Counting Down To Killy Live

    (2/13/18) (Video) Kelly Monaco (Sam) and Billy Miller (Drew) have released a fun new video in advance of their “Killy Live” event on February 24 in New York City. Check it out below and for all the scoop on the event, check out the website here.

    McKenna Grace on Designated Survivor 2/28/18

    (2/13/18) “Grief” – It’s been ten weeks since his wife, Alex, was killed in a car accident; and President Kirkman’s senior staff insist he seek professional help in dealing with his loss, forcing him to reluctantly see therapist Dr. Adam Louden (Timothy Busfield). Meanwhile, FBI Agent Hannah Wells and Aaron Shore travel to Cuba as part of a trade delegation, but the trip does not go according to plan. With lives in the balance, Kirkman is challenged with a decision that will test his role as commander in chief during this time of personal tragedy, on the midseason return of ABC’s “Designated Survivor,” WEDNESDAY, FEB. 28 (10:00–11:00 p.m. EST), streaming and on demand.

    “Designated Survivor” stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Paulo Costanzo as Lyor Boone, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, Zoe McLellan as Kendra Daynes, Ben Lawson as Damian Rennett, Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

    Guest Starring are Timothy Busfield as Dr. Adam Louden, Tanner Buchanan as Leo Kirkman and McKenna Grace as Penny Kirkman.

    “Grief” was written by Keith Eisner and directed by Timothy Busfield.

    Sean Kanan Making New York Appearances

    (2/10/18) B&B’s Sean Kanan (Deacon) is bringing his stand-up comedy routine to Empire City Casino in Yonkers, NY for an exclusive, two-night engagement on Monday, February 12 and Tuesday, February 13. Limited tickets are available for each night and cost only $20 per person, which includes beer and wine from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Empire Club membership is required to purchase tickets; non-members can join the free Empire Club at the door while purchasing tickets. Kanan, who recently completed a major supporting role opposite Jason Patric in the feature period film Gangster Land, will meet and greet fans following each show.

    ‘S.W.A.T.’ Star Shemar Moore Signs With UTA

    (2/9/18) In a competitive situation, UTA has signed Shemar Moore.

    Moore currently plays the lead, Sergeant Daniel ‘Hondo’ Harrelson, in CBS’ freshman series S.W.A.T., from Sony Pictures TV and CBS TV Studios, which he also produces.

    Moore, who with his producing partner Ray Brown, is under a first-look deal with CBS and Sony TV, is best known for his 12-year stint as Derek Morgan on CBS’s long-running crime drama Criminal Minds. Additionally, Moore is a three-time Daytime Emmy nominee, winning in 2000, for his role as Malcolm Winters on CBS daytime drama The Young and the Restless.

    On the feature side, Moore most recently produced and starred in indie The Bounce Back. His additional film credits include Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Motives and The Brothers.

    Outside of acting, Moore focuses his time on philanthropy. After his mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998, he committed to raising awareness for the disease and serves as a spokesperson for the National MS Society. Additionally, Moore participates in the annual fundraiser Bike MS ride from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles and donates profits from his clothing line “Baby Girl” to the cause.

    Moore, who recently had no agency representation, continues to be repped by manager Ray Brown and Bloom Hergott.

    Lyndsy Fonseca and Noah Bean Welcome Daughter Greta: 'I Am Finally a Mom!'

    (2/8/18) (Photo) A little Bean has been born!

    How I Met Your Mother alum Lyndsy Fonseca and her husband, former Nikita costar Noah Bean, welcomed their first child on Friday, Feb. 2. Arriving at 11:36 p.m., daughter Greta Lilia Bean weighed in at 7 lbs., 12 oz., and measured 20¼ inches long.

    “Our hearts are bursting. #iamfinallyamom,” Fonseca, 31, wrote on Instagram Wednesday.

    The new mom shared three new photos of their newborn, including one of their little girl wearing her hospital beanie and bundled in her receiving blanket with her eyes wide open. Another photo showed the little one resting in a sleeper at the couple’s home.

    In September, PEOPLE exclusively confirmed that the couple, who married in October 2016, was expecting.

    “We are so thrilled and excited. This is, so far, the best project we’ve ever worked on together!” the actors said at the time.

    Aside from his recurring role on Nikita, Bean is known for his appearances on FX’s legal drama Damages and guest spots on series such as Once Upon a Time, Lipstick Jungle and Ed. Bean will next appear on season 2 of Shut Eye.

    Former Nikita star Fonseca has played parts in Grandfathered, Marvel’s Agent Carter, appearing on Desperate Housewives as Dylan Mayfair in 15 episodes. She can also be seen in films like Kick-Ass and its sequel, and the 2010 comedy Hot Tub Time Machine.

    Max Page Hospitalized for 13th Heart Surgery

    (2/7/18) Child actor Max Page is back in the hospital for another operation. Best known for his appearance as the “Darth Vader Kid” in the popular Volkswagen TV commercial, Page is beloved to soap fans for playing young Reed Hellstrom on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS. Born with a congenital heart defect, this was his 13th surgery, and one of his pulmonary valves was replaced.

    “Dr. Vaughn Starnes was able to place a large size in Max that should last him several years,” his mother, Jennifer Page, reported on his blog. “Because of Max’s history with Endocarditis — a bacterial blood infection — he will remain in the hospital until at least Sunday for a course of IV antibiotics.

    “In true Might Max effort,” she added, “just five hours after surgery he asked to stand and sit up. Which he did for almost an hour. The pain is excruciating with chest tubes still in, but he knows short-term pain, long-term gain. In order to get the tubes out, this is the process.”

    Max is expected to remain in the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for the rest of the week, and then return home for an 8-10 week recovery. His mother has asked that fans keep Max in their prayers, and to offer words of encouragement or send him something, they contact her at or his father at In addition, donations to the CHLA Heart Ambassadors will support Max and other children and can be made at

    Over the years, Max has remained strong throughout all of his hospitalizations and surgeries, and has become an advocate for children’s health care. In July of 2017, he met with congressmen in Washington D.C. to speak with them about better health care policies for kids. “I want the senators to put a face to children’s health care,” Max said at the time. “I tell them my story, what surgeries I have had, and how much I needed my doctors now and in the future.”

    Greg Rikaart Returns to THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS

    (2/6/18) It’s been a little while since viewers last saw Kevin Fisher, but Greg Rikaart will be returning to THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS once again in the episode scheduled to air on Tuesday, Feb. 20! The last time we saw Kevin, he was going back on the run with his daughter, Bella, after helping Nikki embezzle money from Victor. What brings him back to Genoa City for another visit — Is he going to face the music, or does he have another scheme going?

    Rikaart joined Y&R back in 2003, and after 14 years on the soap, announced his departure in May of 2017. At the time, he admitted he was sad to bid farewell to the soap after so many years, but promised his fans that the future is still uncertain. “At the moment it is still unclear what lies ahead for Kevin and I,” Rikaart wrote, “as we will be saying goodbye to Genoa City for a while.”

    Kevin was written off the show alongside Elizabeth Hendrickson’s Chloe and their daughter, Bella, after the law caught up with her. He arranged for them to go on the run and set up in Oregon as a family with new identities. Rikaart returned to reprise his role in the fall of 2017, appearing in a handful of episodes as he helped Victor hack into Nick’s bank account to steal his trust fund, and then again in December when he helped Nikki steal money from Victor!

    When news of Rikaart’s exit broke, soap fans were upset and peppered the show with social media posts, E-mails, and letters asking them to reconsider and keep Kevin on the canvas. He has made some sporadic appearances since his exit, but a permanent return to Y&R may be difficult because he has also landed a new role on DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

    Tracey Bregman Celebrates 35 Years At Y&R

    (2/5/18) (Video) Tracey Bregman is here to celebrate 35 years of being on The Young and the Restless and has a special message for all of you. What’s been your favorite Lauren Fenmore moment in Y&R history?

    Tracey Bregman Throughout the Years

    (2/5/18) (Video) Tracey Bregman Throughout the Years

    Y&R’s Daniel Goddard Gets Personal

    (2/3/18) As Daniel Goddard enters his 11th year of playing Y&R’s Cane, the Aussie actor looks back at a decade of highs (working with co-star Jess Walton, Jill, for one) and lows (the random urge to quit) in the new issue of Digest, on sale now. “There’ve been a couple of times when I did want to leave,” he admits. After an “exhausting” year as Cane, Goddard is feeling on top again and looking forward to what’s ahead with his character. Get your new Digest now to find out why.

    Monica Potter and Husband Divorcing After 10 Years of Marriage

    (2/3/18) Monica Potter's marriage is sadly coming to an end.

    E! News can confirm the Parenthood star and her husband Daniel Christopher Allison are in the process of getting a divorce.

    In court documents obtained by E! News, Monica cites "irreconcilable differences" as the reason behind the split. And while the date of their marriage is listed as February 14, 2007, a date of separation is cited as "TBD."

    "She is very sad and heartbroken," a source close to the couple shared with People. "But they are focused on co-parenting their daughter."

    The pair shares a 12-year-old daughter together. Monica also has two sons from a previous marriage.

    While fans know Monica from her roles in Parenthood, Boston Legal and Wisdom of the Crowd, her husband stayed out of the spotlight as an orthopedic surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

    And one week after the series finale of Parenthood, Monica revealed that her husband joined the Navy Reserve.

    "Wherever he wants to go, I will support it. I had a friend ask me today what I was thinking, and I told her...this is his decision," she told the Military Times. "I mean, at first I was like, 'You have a kid and a wife,' but ultimately these are his dreams and goals. I have things that are crazy, and he supports me, so I need to support him."

    Earlier this year, Monica shared some personal news on YouTube. In a candid video, the owner of Monica Potter Home revealed she has colitis. Her decision to speak out came from the motivation to raise awareness.

    "Sometimes these things aren't talked about," she shared. "Colitis, Crohn's, and getting a colonoscopy to diagnose what's going on with our stomachs and intestinal problems." She would later urge viewers to get a colonoscopy and an endoscopy.

    According to court documents, Monica first filed for divorce in January 2017.

    Eva Longoria-Produced Drama ‘Grand Hotel’ & Comedy ‘Three Rivers’ Get ABC Pilot Orders

    (2/3/18) ABC has picked up two more pilots, soapy drama Grand Hotel based on the Spanish format, from former Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria and the hit ABC/ABC Studios dramedy’s writer Brian Tanen, and single-camera comedy Three Rivers from I Hate My Teenage Daughter creators Sherry Bilsing-Graham and Ellen Kreamer. Both hail from ABC’s sister studio ABC Studios.

    Written by Tanen, Grand Hotel is a soapy drama set against the backdrop of a Miami Beach hotel, centering around the family who owns the business, the staff who run it, and the explosive secrets they hide under the perfect exterior.

    Longoria and Ben Spector executive produced via UnveliEVAble Entertainment alongside Tanen as well as Oliver Bachert and Christian Gockel of Beta Film, which distributed the original series.

    UnveliEVAble, ABC and ABC Studios also developed a Grand Hotel adaptation last season with a different writer. Televisa USA previously took a stab at an English-language adaptation of the series set in pre-Castro Havana.

    Gran Hotel (aka Grand Hotel) was created and produced by Bambu Producciones and ran on Spain’s Antena 3 for three seasons, with its first season reaching a 18.5% share. Dubbed “a Spanish Downton Abbey,” the original series, set in 1905 Spain, has been a top international seller for Beta Films.

    Written and executive produced by Bilsing-Graham and Kreamer, Three Rivers centers on Rebecca who left her family’s Texas ranch years ago to work at an upscale hotel in New York, but after being promised ownership of the ranch by her smooth-talking cowboy dad Beau, she’s back and ready to utilize her big city tactics to turn their rustic ranch into a destination spot oozing Southern hospitality. Getting her siblings to fall in line with her vision will be the real thorn in Rebecca’s side. And that’s going to be even harder once Beau reveals a life-changing family secret.

    This is the fifth ABC comedy pilot this season from female creators vs. only one, untitled Tim Doyle, from a male creator. (The network also has straight-to-series Kenya Barris/Alec Baldwin sitcom).

    Bilsing-Graham and Kreamer co-created, wrote and executive produced I Hate My Teenage Daughter, which aired on Fox from 2011-2013. The duo most recently served as consulting producers on NBC’s Trial & Error.

    Bill Hayes & Susan Seaforth Hayes on Extra

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    Melissa Ordway Back To Y&R

    (2/2/18) Melissa Ordway who has been on maternity leave since giving birth to daughter Sophie on December 9, is heading back to Y&R next week to start filming again as Abby. “Exciting stuff, guys,” she shared in an Instagram story. “Next week I am officially off maternity leave so I will be back filming next week.” Ordway, who was leaving the set after a meeting, added, “I’m super-excited. It was so good to see everyone…. Abby is baaack!”

    Eric Roberts on how his drug use impacted his relationship with sister Julia: 'I was exhausting to be around'

    (2/2/18) Actor Eric Roberts doesn’t blame his superstar sister Julia for distancing herself from him at the height of his drink and drug troubles, confessing he was “exhausting” company.

    The Expendables star, 61, battled addiction issues for years, and his wild lifestyle really took a toll on his family when he split from Kelly Cunningham in the early 1990s, shortly after welcoming daughter Emma, who is now also an actress.

    Julia Roberts even reportedly helped Kelly cover the costs of her 1993 custody dispute with Eric, but brother and sister subsequently reconciled after the Pretty Woman beauty started a family of her own with her husband, Danny Moder.

    “I wouldn’t characterize it as a falling-out,” Eric tells Vanity Fair magazine of the period of estrangement. “I was crazy about my sisters. Loved them, adored them. They were precious to me, and we had times of great closeness. We all felt very protective of each other, but the hardest person to protect yourself from is yourself.”

    Admitting his behaviour was tough to tolerate during his troubles, he shares, “I was exhausting to be around: complainy, blamey (sic), unable to enjoy enjoyment. Everyone in my world needed a break sometimes, and that must have included Julia.”

    The siblings had yet to properly patch up their differences when Julia gave birth to twins Hazel and Phinnaeus in 2004, but as Eric and his wife Eliza stopped by the hospital to “drop off gifts” for the babies, they were welcomed with big hugs.

    “I was ushered into their room and was immediately awash in brotherly and uncle-ly love,” Eric smiles.

    They have since spent a number of holidays together as a family, and have become regular “e-mail buddies”.

    Elsewhere in the interview, Eric boldly insists he was the one who helped to put his little sister on the map in Hollywood, after introducing a then-unknown Julia Roberts to his agents in the mid-1980s, when he was already an Oscar-nominated star for 1985 movie Runaway Train.

    “If it wasn’t for me, there would be no Julia Roberts and no Emma Roberts as celebrities, as actresses, and I’m very proud of that,” he boasts. “When Julia first came to New York, I went into William Morris and I said, ‘Which one of you is going to sign my sister Julia?’ And I am so proud that everybody knows I was first, because I was first by a long shot. I was first to get Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations, so I’m proud of that.”

    Daytime Emmys Career Honorees: Bill Hayes, Susan Seaforth Hayes, Sid & Marty Krofft

    (2/2/18) Longtime Days of Our Lives stars Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes, and kids show producers Sid & Marty Krofft have been named this year’s Daytime Emmys Lifetime Achievement Awards honorees, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today.

    Hayes and Seaforth Hayes will be honored at the 45th Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday, April 29.The Krofft Brothers will be celebrated at the 45th Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Friday, April 27. Both presentations will take place at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

    “I’ve been star-struck by the dynamic duo of Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes for decades,” said David Michaels, SVP Daytime Emmy Awards at NATAS. “The scope of their work across the television, film and stage landscape is amazing. Their continuing roles of almost 50 years on Days of Our Lives, where they also met and married, is a Daytime story like no other.”

    Michaels said the Kroffts “are masters of children’s television programming and have been part of my family viewing since the creation of H.R. Pufnstuf, Sigmund & the Sea Monsters and Land Of The Lost. Their terrific variety programs such as the Donny and Marie series on ABC and Barbara Mandrell & the Mandrell Sisters have only solidified the breadth of their talent across the television spectrum.”

    Bill Hayes began his TV career with 1949’s Fire-Ball Fun-for-All, and as a singer and/or actor appeared on numerous programs from Your Show of Shows to Matlock and Frasier. In addition to TV and stage credits, Hayes sang “The Ballad of Davy Crockett” in 1955, a record that has sold more than 4 million copies to date. He’s played the character of Doug Williams on NBC’s Days of Our Lives since 1970.

    Seaforth Hayes, whose appearances stretch back to TV’s Lassie and Wyatt Earp, has played Days of Our Lives‘ Julie for 49 years.

    The Kroffts made their TV debut in 1969 with NBC’s H.R. Pufnstuf. A remake of their Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, starring David Arquette, is currently available on Amazon.

    The Young and the Restless Actress Melissa Claire Egan to Exit CBS Soap

    (2/1/18) Melissa Claire Egan is putting Genoa City in her rearview mirror.

    The actress is leaving CBS’ The Young and the Restless after six years on the soap opera, she announced Wednesday.

    “I love the show (and this genre) so very much, and am so grateful to this amazing crew and cast, especially my beyond wonderful [co-star] Josh Morrow,” she wrote on Twitter.

    @MClaireEgan :

    Egan joined the daytime drama’s cast as Chelsea Lawson in 2011. She previously played Annie on All My Children; her other TV credits include Bones and Men at Work.

    TVLine has reached out to Y&R for comment. No word yet on whether the role of Chelsea will be recast.

    Nominees Announced For The 9th Annual Indie Series Awards

    (2/1/18) The nominees for the 9th Annual Indie Series Awards were announced today, and LADIES OF THE LAKE, the series based on the book by DAYS’s Executive Producer Ken Corday, and helmed by DAYS alum Kyle Lowder (ex-Brady, who is also nominated for Lead Actor) and Writer Michael Caruso, led the pack with 18 nominations, followed by THE BAY with 16. Since 2009, the Indie Series Award has honored the most creative and progressive talent in independent web series. The nominated actors are:

    Best Drama Series
    The Bay
    L.A. Macabre
    Ladies of the Lake
    Riley Parra
    Running With Violet

    Best Lead Actor – Drama
    Anthony Anderson, Anacostia
    Kristos Andrews, The Bay
    Aidan Bristow, L.A. Macabre
    Ryan Hellquist, L.A. Macabre
    Kyle Lowder, Ladies of the Lake
    Kyseem Roberts, Oldhead

    Best Lead Actress – Drama
    Tamieka Chavis, Anacostia
    Kate Conway, Out With Dad
    Marem Hassler, Riley Parra
    Jessica Morris, Ladies of the Lake
    Karrueche Tran, The Bay
    Corsica Wilson, L.A. Macabre

    Best Supporting Actor – Drama
    Raymond Ablack, Teenagers
    Brandon Beemer, The Bay
    Levi Jennings, At Bay
    Will Lash, Anacostia
    Eric Nelsen, The Bay
    Andreas Wyder, Or So the Story Goes

    Best Supporting Actress – Drama
    Olivia Baptista, Here We Wait
    Jillian Clare, Ladies of the Lake
    Jade Harlow, The Bay
    Lindsey Middleton, Out With Dad
    Maeve Quinlan, Riley Parra
    Brandy Redd, L.A. Macabre

    Best Guest Actor – Drama
    Tremayne Norris, Anacostia
    Thomas Calabro, The Bay
    Bruce Davison, The Bay
    Chad Duell, The Bay
    Ian Buchanan, Ladies of the Lake
    Paul Eiding, Riley Parra

    Best Guest Actress – Drama
    Jennifer Bassey, Anacostia
    Patrika Darbo, The Bay
    Patrika Darbo, Ladies of the Lake
    Dee Freeman, Anacostia
    Arianne Zucker, Ladies of the Lake
    Judi Blair, Anacostia

    Best Lead Actor – Comedy
    Andy Goldenberg, Bad Timing
    John Loos, John Loos: Too Big For This World
    Dan Pearlman, Flatbush Misdemeanors
    Wesley Taylor, Indoor Boys
    Pat Thornton, Filth City
    Alex Wyse, Indoor Boys

    Best Lead Actress – Comedy
    Lisa Ebersole, 37 Problems
    Meghan Heffern, How to Buy a Baby
    Alesha Reneé, The Rich and the Ruthless
    Paula Rhodes, The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy
    Natalie Smyka, ThreadBare
    Rachel B. Joyce, Royally

    Best Supporting Actor – Comedy
    Gastón Armagno The Amazing Hoolister Park
    Michael Colyar, The Rich and the Ruthless
    Tom Costello, ThreadBare
    Percy Daggs III, The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy
    Andy King, Filth City
    Michael Perrie Jr., F’d (another effing web series)

    Best Supporting Actress – Comedy
    Juliette Danielle, The Room Actors: Where Are They Now?
    June Diane Raphael, ThreadBare
    Kathleen Phillips, Filth City
    Victoria Rowell, The Rich and the Ruthless
    Medina Senghore, Friend Therapy
    Jacklyn Zeman, Misguided

    Best Guest Actor – Comedy
    Jim Beaver, The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy
    Devin Field, Doin’ It
    Frankie Grande, Indoor Boys
    Chris Kervick, John Loos: Too Big For This World
    Michael Litchfield, Valet
    Zac Titus, Bad Timing

    Best Guest Actress – Comedy
    Patrika Darbo, Indoor Boys
    Emma Hunter, How to Buy a Baby
    Becca Levine, John Loos: Too Big For This World
    Mindy Sterling, The Room Actors: Where Are They Now?
    Caryn Ward Ross, The Rich and the Ruthless
    Leslie Watkins, Doin’ It

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    1. January 13, 2012: An incarcerated Victor tied the knot with ex-daughter-in-law Sharon.

    2. January 21, 2000: Show hair stylist Arik Anderson and make up artist Kathy Jones appeared on the soap to give Victoria a 1940s makeover.

    3. January 28, 2004: Jeanne Cooper celebrated her 30th year playing Katherine

    4. January 2006: After “confessing” to killing Tom, Ashley was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

    5. January 2008: After being blackmailed, Gloria agreed to wed her brother-in-law, Jeff, because he knew she had tainted Jabot's face cream.

    6. February 5, 2009: Don Diamond (ex-Brad Carlton) last aired.

    7. February 7, 2006: Barbara Crampton popped back into Genoa City as reporter Leanna Love in order to put accused murderer Ashley in the hot seat.

    8. February 10, 1992: Columbia Pictures TV hosted a tribute to Bill Bell (creator of Y&R and B&B) in honor of his 35th anniversary in daytime television.

    9. February 10, 2006: Victoria broke off her engagement to Brad when she learned that he’d postponed his divorce from Ashley (who was being charged with Tom Fisher’s murder).

    10. February 14, 1995: Jack married Luan with Keemo, their son, as best man

    11. February 16, 1996: Nick and Sharon were finally wed, despite his mother's disapproval.

    12. February 24, 2006: Convicted for the involuntary manslaughter of Tom Fisher, John was sentenced to serve seven years in the Wisconsin State penitentiary.

    13. February 1995: Bryant Jones joined the cast as Nate Hastings.

    14. March 1, 2006: Mackenzie miscarried J.T.’s baby. Upset that Kevin had been with her at the time, J.T. hooked up with Victoria!

    15. March 12, 1996: The show celebrated eight years and running as the top-rated daytime soap opera.

    16. March 22, 2002: Bob Barker guest-starred as himself.

    17. March 23, 1973: “Nadia’s Theme” (aka “Cotton’s Theme”) made its debut as the show’s new theme song.

    18. March 26, 1973: The serial made its daytime debut, becoming an immediate success and revolving around the Brookses and Fosters.

    19. March 26, 1984: Jeanne Cooper (Katherine) underwent surgery on and off screen, as viewers first witnessed an actual face-lift.

    20. March: In 1982, The Abbotts (John, Jack, Traci and Ashley) first appeared in Genoa City.

    21. April 3, 1998: Nikki’s hubby, Joshua, was shot to death by his "late" wife, Veronica.

    22. April 6, 1998: Victor divorced Diane and married Nikki on what he believed to be her deathbed. That marriage was declared invalid.

    23. April 8, 2002: Ashley secretly underwent surgery to remove a tumor from her breast.

    24. April 9, 2001: B.B. King guest-starred as himself.

    25. April 13: On this day in 1984, Victor and Nikki were married.

    26. April 23, 2007: In a hastily arranged private ceremony, Sharon and Jack exchanged vows in front of a justice of the peace named Jason, who was an old college buddy of the groom’s.

    27. April 25, 2001: A psychotic Jana kidnapped Lucy and Delia, believing that she and Kevin could become a family with the two little girls.

    28. April 29, 2005: William J. Bell, the soap scribe who co-created ANOTHER WORLD, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, and THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease.

    29. May 1 and 4, 2009: Katherine and Murphy got married.

    30. May 7, 1998: Wanting to prove to Chris that he was a changed man, Michael donated a kidney to ailing Danny.

    31. May 9, 1997: Sharon met Cassie, but didn’t know that the girl was her daughter.

    32. May 13, 1999: Upon finding Olivia in Neil's bed (albeit alone), Malcolm assumed the worst and took off.

    33. May 20, 2002: Ashley learned a second lump in her breast required immediate surgery.

    34. May 28, 2000: Diego informed a distraught Sharon that he was leaving town.

    35. June 17, 1998: Mary held a memorial service for her husband, Carl, unaware that he was still alive and calling himself “Jim.”

    36. June 20, 1986: Traci married the family's groundskeeper, Brad.

    37. June 23, 2008: Victor and a pregnant Sabrina wed.

    38. June 24, 2002: Raul and Brittany made love for the first time

    39. June 1997, Michael Baldwin was released from prison and returned to Genoa City.

    40. July 2, 1998: Don Diamont reprised his role as Brad.

    41. July 11, 1997: Olivia and Malcolm had a church wedding.

    42. July 12, 2010: Film star Eric Roberts debuted on Y&R as Adam's high-profile defense attorney, Vance Abrams.

    43. July 24, 2001: Chris Williams returned to Genoa City.

    44. July 29, 1992: Ryan made Victoria his underage bride.

    45. July 30, 2007: Tammin Sursok assumed the role of Colleen Carlton from Adrianne Leon.

    46. July 2006: The news that Nick got Phyllis pregnant was the last straw for Sharon. She and Nick decided to divorce.

    47. August 1995: Jack learned the truth about Luan’s fatal illness shortly after they were married.

    48. August 1-5, 1997: Danny finally learned the truth about Phyllis’ paternity fib.

    49. August 2, 1997: Jerry Douglas (John) welcomed son Hunter William into the world.

    50. August 15, 1994, Esther wed Norman, a con man, unaware that Kay had hired an actor to play the minister.

    51. August 18, 2006: After suffering from a stroke that put him in a vegetative state, John Abbott was disconnected from a ventilator and passed away.

    52. August 20, 1993: Jeanne Cooper (Katherine) received her star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

    53. August 20, 2001- Following emergency surgery for an ectopic pregnancy, Phyllis learned she couldn’t conceive more children.

    54. August, 24, 2001: Alex accepted Malcolm’s marriage proposal.

    55. September 7, 1994: Sharon Case made her debut as Sharon Collins.

    56. September 11, 2006: The show’s co-creator, Lee Phillip Bell, appeared on the soap for the first time, along with her friend, famed concert pianist Van Cliburn.

    57. September 17, 2008: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS taped its 9,000th episode, which aired on Tuesday, October 14, 2008. Our congratulations go out to the cast and crew for such a long and successful run!

    58. September 21, 2009: Patty Williams shot Victor three times, causing him to need a heart transplant.

    59. September 26, 1989: Jessica married Jim.

    60. September 27, 2002: Joshua Morrow (Nick) became a first-time father when wife Tobe gave birth to their son, Cooper Jacob.

    61. September 2006: The Winterses’ foster son, Devon, collapsed with meningitis and went into cardiac arrest

    62. October 2, 2008: Designer Martyn Lawrence-Bullard returned to play himself.

    63. October 2, 2009: Having decided to take daughter Colleen off life support, Traci agreed to donate the young woman's heart to a dying Victor, who'd been shot by Colleen's crazed kidnapper, Patty.

    64. October 4, 1997: Lauralee Bell (Chris) married photographer Scott Martin in Santa Barbara.

    65. October 11, 2011: Sofia gave birth to a baby boy, who she named Moses after her late father.

    66. October 17, 1998: Victor married man-hating journalist Leanna Love in Las Vegas.

    67. October 27, 2006: Neil found out Carmen had been murdered.

    68. October 29, 1992: The serial celebrated its 5,000th episode, and the city of L.A. officially declared a William J. Bell Day.

    69. October, 2001- Sean arranged for Lionel Richie to serenade Jill.

    70. Nov 1, 2004: The 8,000th episode airs

    71. November 2, 2005: Following the reported death of her husband, Bobby, Brittany took their newborn son, Joshua, and moved to New York to be with her parents.

    72. November 5, 2010: Mac and J.T. wed just prior to leaving Genoa City.

    73. November 7, 2007: Enrique Iglesias played at a benefit concert at Indigo. Afterwards, Neil and Karen made love for the first time.

    74. November 9, 2006: After discovering that Billy owed thousands of dollars to bookies in Miami, Jack sent his little brother to work at House Of Kim in Hong Kong.

    75. November 20, 2006: After being arrested for the murder of Carmen, Devon was allowed out on bail to undergo cochlear implant surgery.

    76. November 27, 1989: Peter Bergman first aired as Jack Abbott

    77. November 29, 2006: Adrienne Frantz crossed her B&B character, Amber, over to join the cast of Y&R.

    78. November 1989: Peter Bergman first aired as Jack Abbott, replacing Terry Lester in the role.

    79. December 9, 2003: Rose collapsed at the altar after Paul refused to marry her.

    80. December 15, 2005: While honeymooning with Michael, Lauren was believed lost at sea when the yacht she was on exploded.

    81. December 23, 2003: Neil and Dru exchanged marriage vows in a Japanese-themed ceremony held on Ryukyu Island.

    82. December 27, 2002: J.T. sang “Faith” and “When You Say Nothing At All” to Colleen for her 16th birthday.

    83. Q. Who is the artist and what is the name of the song played at the end of Y&R on June 22, 2010? It was played during the scene with Lily, Cane and Mac.
      A. “When the Wind Blows” by Melena Buscema and Michelle Chrenshaw.

    84. 20...And Counting -- A Milestone Week For The Young and the Restless: In an unprecedented accomplishment, CBS's THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS this week marks its 1,040 consecutive week-or 20 years- as daytime's Number One drama, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Dececember 5, 2008.

      The YOUNG AND RESTLESS winning streak started the week of December 26, 1988.

    85. December 12, 1991, two of Y&R's biggest stars- Eric Braeden (Victor) and Peter Bergman (Jack)- had a physical altercation backstage. According to press reports, after exchanging bitter words onset, Braeden showed up at Bergman's dressing room door to further discuss the matter and violence ensued. Since then, the actors have resolved their differences and now enjoy a cordial relationship. The same cannot be said for Jack and Victor.

    86. Rick Hearst (Matt) was up for the role of Larry on Ally McBeal until Robert Downey Jr. was released from prison

    87. In 1981 on Y&R, several of Genoa City’s leading residents were guests at the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer. Y&R intercut clips of the wedding with shots of Katherine and her friends watching as the royal couple exchanged vows. It was the first time a real-life event was woven into a soap storyline.

    88. Y&R was the first soap to explore eating disorders. In 1976, character Joann Curtis desperately tried to lose weight in order to win back the affection of her husband, Jack. After losing several pounds, Joann expressed a desire to make love with her spouse, but he wasn’t interested. Hurt, Joann devoured a multicourse meal that she had prepared for the two of them.

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