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American Idol's Diana DeGarmo chats on her Y&R debut as Angelina!

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As previously announced, The Young and the Restless has cast season three American Idol runner-up Diana DeGarmo to hit Genoa City to play the new role of Angelina, the Jersey daughter of mob boss, Angelo Venziano!  TV Guide caught up with DeGarmo, whose Y&R debut is set for Monday, October 31st, Halloween!

Now DeGarmo’s  alter-ego has several differences than her.  But one of the most obvious – she can’t sing!  Plus, we learn that Angelina will develop a mad crush on Kevin Fisher (Greg Rikaart).   Here are a few Jersey-licious excerpts from the interview below!

DeGarmo on if Angelina is complete comic relief for the series:  “Well, she’s an over-the-top, gum-smacking, tone-deaf princess whose hair is as large as her attitude. [Laughs] And I’m having a blast! Angelina believes she’s Barbra Streisand mixed with Celine Dion and her father — who thinks his spoiled-brat daughter sings like a choir of angels — really puts the pressure on Devon [the young music producer played by Bryton James] to show her the ropes and make her a success. It’s fantastically hilarious because it puts the poor kid in a horrible predicament!”

DeGarmo on Angelina’s crush on Kevin Fisher! “Ooh, she wants him bad! Angie has her eyes, her heart and her body set on landing Kevin — and it scares him to death! He’s just so sweet and nervous and Angelina loves preying on him. She loves seeing him squirm. Greg and I can’t stop laughing during our scenes together.”

DeGarmo on how it is harder to sing bad, than it is good, and if eventually Angelina will get more on key throughout her story:  “It’s true! It’s actually much harder than people realize. But it’s really liberating to get out there and be bad. You just throw your ego to the wind and sing for Jesus.  We’re seeing where this goes. That’s the beauty of this kind of show — it’s a living, breathing thing and it can change at any time, which I think is beautiful.

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So now that you have heard the lowdown on Angelina, are you looking forward to seeing her on the canvas? Let us know.

 

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Iakovos
Iakovos

Seeing mob and Y&R together reminds me of a stoyline from once upon a time… early 1980s. It was when Paul had his buddies Jazz and such working with him… I think the actor was Phil Morris, andhe had to pass for white, to go undercover and romance the daughter to upend a mob kingpin… the storyline played out for a long time, building then unfoldionglayer by layer… IT WAS FRIGGIN’ AWESOME. I miss that kind of story flow and plotting.

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Jo

We need something in the show besides the doom and gloom of sick children and who killed Diane — hope they solve that mystery soon. Looking forward to seeing some good comedy, should be fun.

KAREN
KAREN

i think angelina is funny and a great little actress’ congrats DIANA

irisrainbo
irisrainbo

Angelina is just great..that voice is ridiculous but it’s going t be really good soon. She’s getting more dimensional.
Go Diana!

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FRIDAY on Y&R: Rebroadcast Of Victor and Nikki’s Classic 1984 Wedding

The Young and the Restless has a classic episode on tap for tomorrow’s Friday April 3rd installment.  Look for a re-airing of the very first wedding of the iconic Victor (Eric Braeden) and Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott).
The episode originally aired back on April 13, 1984.  In story, the long-awaited wedding of Victor and Nikki is in jeopardy as Victor’s obsessed former secretary, Eve Howard (Margaret Mason), waits in the wings to harm the bride.

Meanwhile, Katherine Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper) makes a grand entrance, Paul Williams (Doug Davidson) escorts Lauren Fenmore (Tracey Bregman) to the nuptials, and Ashley Abbott (Eileen Davidson) dreams of her own upcoming wedding to Eric Garrison (Brian Matthews).

The wedding episode remains one of Y&R’s all-time highest-rated moments.

A brand new original episode of Y&R will air on Monday, April 6th.

So excited to see this classic episode of Y&R tomorrow? Comment below.

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DAYS Favorite Charles Shaughnessy To Reunite With Cast of ‘The Nanny’ For Virtual Table Read

Now here is a fun way to go a bit retro during the coronavirus ‘stay at home’ safety measures.  Days of our Lives enduring favorite Charles Shaughnessy (Shane and Drew Donovan) will be taking part in a virtual table read of the beloved primetime comedy series pilot episode of The Nanny,

Shaunghnessy starred on the series along with Fran Drescher and now the two, plus most of the other original cast members will reunite though the magic of Zoom and the table read that will be posted up on the Sony Pictures YouTube page the morning of Monday, April 6th.

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Charles enthused on the announcement via his Instagram: “Yes! This! So fun to connect with these wonderful people and re-live a more sane, magical and fun time!”

Shaughnessy and Drescher will reprise their roles of Maxwell Sheffield and Fran Fine. Some other cast members have soap connections as well: Madeline Zima, sister of former Young and Restless actress Yvonne Zima (Daisy Callahan), will reprise her role of Grace Sheffield, and Nicholle Tom, sister of Bold and Beautiful’s Heather Tom (Katie Logan), will play Margaret ‘Maggie’ Sheffield.

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In addition, Daniel Davis (Niles), Lauren Lane (C.C. Babcock), Benjamin Salisbury (Brighton Sheffield), Renee Taylor (Sylvia Fine), Alex Sternin (Maggie’s boyfriend), DeeDee Rescher (Dotty), Rachel Chagall (Val Toriello), Jonathan Penner (Danny Imperiali), and Ann Hampton Callaway will take part in the virtual read event.  Only James Marsden, who appeared as Eddie, will not be part of the April 6th cast reunion.

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The Nanny enjoyed a six-season run on NBC from 1993 – 1999 for six seasons.  As for Drescher, she can currently be seen in the TV series Indebted while Shaunghessy appears in The Magicians.

So, will you be checking out the virtual table read of The Nanny this coming Monday? Do you hope Shane comes back to DAYS for another visit? Comment  below.

 

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As The World Turns

Remembering ATWT On Its Anniversary: Who Was Your Favorite Oakdale Duo?

One of the greatest soap operas of them all, and one that was number-one for quite some time, As the World Turns, debuted on this date back on April 2nd in 1956,.

The CBS daytime drama series was beloved by viewers who were fascinated by the town of Oakdale.

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The series aired it final episode on September 17th, 2010.  The photo that is the header of this post is from the last day of shooting with all of the cast, and crew taking part in one last look at Oakdale and their time together.

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The series was created by soap icon, Ira Phllips and ATWT had many firsts in the genre.  It was the first show to expand to 30 minutes and it was the first soap to expand to one hour in 1975 and at that time ATWT was number one, as it had from 1958 all the way through 1978.

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As the World Turns gave career starts to so many actors including Meg Ryan, Julianne Moore, and Marisa Tomei, and it certainly had its share of memorable couples through the years from: Nancy and Chris Hughes, to Ellen and David Stewart, to Holden and Lily Snyder, to Carly and Jack Snyder, to Noah Mayer and Luke Snyder, to Lucinda and John Dixon, and so many others.

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As we remember ATWT on this day, cast your vote for your favorite all-time Oakdale duo in our poll below! Then in the comment section, let us know what couple you chose and why.  

 

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