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Anna Grace Barlow To The Young and the Restless

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A new character will hit The Young and the Restless canvas on August 15th when former The Fosters cast member, Anna Grace Barlow, makes some appearances for a few episodes on the CBS daytime drama series.

Anna will arrive in Genoa City in the role of Zoe Hardisty, according to Soap Opera Digest.

Zoe is said to share, “a surprising connection with a member of Genoa City’s jet set.”  Who will it be?

Y&R over the last few months has made changes in front of the camera with certain actors exiting the show, and other former stars returning to their most soap-famous roles.

So, who do you think Zoe will be connected to on the canvas? What do you think about Y&R’s reset of its show? Comment below.

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Karen
Karen

Look out Kyle! Here comes trouble!

Jacque
Jacque

kyle

Timmm
Timmm

Someone connected to Chance Chancelor?

Celia
Celia

I hope so, T. I’d love to have Chance back—–apparently, he’s not the good guy we knew, LOL….ye gods have gone and changed him, if we are to listen to rumor.
I do not like Kyle—-as I have stated many times before, this guy attached himself to Miss Goody Two Shoes, Lola, because she’s ‘different’ in his rich-boy eyes. She’s a novelty to be explored.
Then, there’s menopausal Sharon playing the part of a thirty-year old, it seems…..Plus, wasn’t she in bed with Rey just a few days ago? Where’s the heartbreak?? Nah….doesn’t work thst way unless one’s a sl*t. Nah—doesn’t eirk that way. These writers better put the reins on their ‘ pen’–
She’s old enough to be NuAdam’s Mommy!! More like his Mummy!!
Miraculously, she’ll find herself in a pickle–pregnant. But, whose baby is it? Here we go again—-Rey will be in the same obnoxious situation as he was with Mia–when will they ever learn?
Hey, writers—-please do not repeat the same story over and over again….I beg you.—-do something different for once. Separate these two before the plot becomes a farce.
Sorry for the rant, T……Sharon is gorgeous; looks great for her age. But, c’mon—I feel the same about the age difference between Victor and Nikki. So, I’m not being sexist. I think it’s gross. Adam should not have been aged in the first place. But, since TPTB did, then they should have ‘found’ an actor in his forties to replace Adam—-not someone younger than Noah. He looks his age–
Bye, love….

Tani Sterling
Tani Sterling

Join the discussion…Hi Celia! Although a long time viewer, I travelled for about seven which left me bereft of some characters. Who is “Chance”? Not sure I recall. Thanks for your peppy insights. Best!

Tani

Celia
Celia

Chance is Nina’s son—-remember Nina, who married young Philip?
I am on vacation….took a little respite by checking in—
Talk soon, my friend❤️

Tani Sterling
Tani Sterling

Thanks Celia. Yes, I do remember Nina, and I think Philip is recalled. He had an uncanny resemblance to Tom Cruise. Certainly could have my characters confused. Didn’t he jump out of a window or something! Thanks again!

Tani

Lew S.
Lew S.

In agreement again! Sharon is making me crazy! For two years she had it together, but once junior shows up she loses it? Ugh!!!

Lew S.
Lew S.

My guess is someone from kyle and Theo’s time in NY. Another reason for Lola to hold something against Kyle.

Celia
Celia

I think your guess is a gem, Lew—–the girl in the cab?—–just finished watching —here and there, LOL.
She comes to GC to announce she’s pregnant with Kyle’s baby!!
That must be the “sinful” mystery about kyle’s NYC’s story.
Later, my friend❤️

Lew S.
Lew S.

Yes, Once again Celia we are on the same page! Have a good evening

Elm1951
Elm1951

The show sucks right now – josh is the worse soap writer of all times !

Teddy
Teddy

It will be Kyle. His friend Zach is trying to cause trouble between him and Lola .. and he’s annoyed Kyle doesn’t want to play all the time.

Claudio
Claudio

Lol another newbie, this chick will be Kyle baby mama, that’s what I heard. Enough with the newbies. Please bring back Nina and the evil Sheila Carter, Grainger, Forrester, Warwick.

su000
su000

It’s Theo – he is bringing her/Zoe in to mess up Kyles wedding.
He wants his buddy back and to get even.
She is from Kyles past..
The soaps are more than obvious lol..

I don’t care for the coupling of Lola and Kyle–
they are beyond boring.
I hope they do break up .

Dr Helen Ruth
Dr Helen Ruth

I agree with you. Kyle and Lola, Tessa and Mariah, Devon and Elena: They’re like watching paint dry, but less interesting.

Timmm
Timmm

I agree. Paint is actually refreshing!

jaybird369
jaybird369

Hey Timmm…good one…lol. Yep.

Shari
Shari

Has to be Kyle and someone from his past in NY

matthew
matthew

No room for Devon’s sister, but adding another to the cast?

Dr Helen Ruth
Dr Helen Ruth

If she’s in GC just long enough to drive Lola away, then more power to her.
That said, Y&R is overwhelmed with these new, uninteresting characters.

Nik
Nik

Probably Kyle since Theo is so jealous and want to blow up Kyle’s wedding.

Ron
Ron

I suppose everyone’s leaning toward Kyle, and rightfully so. However, just to stir the pot by making it less obvious, I suggest Tessa’s former love interest.

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Call For Boycott and Pushback Continue For Hallmark Channel After Pulling Ad Of Lesbian Brides Kissing

We all know that many former soap stars are currently appearing, or have appeared in Hallmark Channel movies, and Christmastime is the cable outlets busiest season where they roll about several romance-themed offerings.

This weekend alone, DAYS alum, Jen Lilley (Ex-Theresa) and GH alum, Matt Cohen (Ex-Griffin) are in two of them  However, on Saturday the channel became under fire for removing an ad from Zola.com which featured two brides kissing in a same-sex wedding moment.

Zola.com is a wedding planning and registry company, and in this version of their ads, it showed two women exchanging wedding vows and then sharing a kiss celebrating their union.  The ad was one of six that had been running on the channel since December 2nd.

Enter conservative group  One Million Moms. The group launched a petition to get the network to pull the commercial along with any other LGBTQ related-content.  According to the group, they had 27,000 people sign it.   On their website, the ‘Moms” group posted: “Parents need to know they could now come face-to-face with the LGBT agenda when they sit down to watch the Hallmark Channel.”

Next, Hallmark Channel caved  to the conservative group and removed the ad saying it was in violation of their policy.  They added to The Hollywood Reporter: “The debate surrounding these commercials on all sides was distracting from the purpose of our network, which is to provide entertainment value.”  Zola countered with their own statement, pulling any and all advertising from the network: “All kisses, couples and marriages are equal celebrations of love and we will no longer be advertising on Hallmark.”

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A Hallmark spokesperson added: “The decision not to air overt public displays of affection in our sponsored advertisement, regardless of the participants, is in line with our current policy, which includes not featuring political advertisements, offensive language, R-rated movie content and many other categories.”

GLAAD fired back with a statement from CEO Sarah Kate Ellis: “The Hallmark Channel’s decision to remove LGBTQ families in such a blatant way is discriminatory and especially hypocritical coming from a network that claims to present family programming and also recently stated they are ‘open’ to LGBTQ holiday movies. As so many other TV and cable networks showcase, LGBTQ families are part of family programming. Advertisers on The Hallmark Channel should see this news and question whether they want to be associated with a network that chooses to bow to fringe anti-LGBTQ activist groups, which solely exist to harm LGBTQ families.”

In some additional tweets on social media which find many calling for a complete boycott of the channel, The Ellen DeGeneres Show account tweeted: Isn’t it almost 2020? @hallmarkchannel @billabbottHC … what are you thinking? Please explain. We’re all ears.”

General Hospital’s Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) tweeted: “Sweet Jesus!…who ironically I hear does not get the Hallmark Channel due to its content, but instead binge watches @BritishBakeOff due to the joyful inclusivity… and of course the cake.”

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Saturday Night Live took aim at the cable network with guest co-host Scarlett Johansson with the game, A Winter Boyfriend for Holiday Christmas, a Hallmark dating show – said to be created by the algorithm that makes Hallmark holiday movies. In it, Johansson was the’ bachelorette’ having to choose between three eligible bachelors which took aim at all the lack of racial diversity in Hallmark’s Christmas movies, and more.

Now below, watch the ad that is the center of the controversy below, followed by the SNL spoof of the channel.

In the comment section, let us know what your thoughts are on the decision by Hallmark to pull the wedding planning ad, and what you think of the networks movie content formula which clearly lacks diversity and inclusion.

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Greek Soap Star Andreas Georgiou To Appear On The Bold and the Beautiful

B&B fans worldwide follow the exciting international career of legacy series star, Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke).  As Lang had detailed recently on her social media posts, she was recently in Greece taping 16 episodes on the greek soap opera 8 Lexeis.

The series star of 8 Lexeis is Andreas Georgiou, and now he has come to Los Angeles to appear on Katherine’s soap, The Bold and the Beautiful.

Andreas had been documenting his trip to Los Angeles and CBS Television City  (where B&B is taped) on his Instagram account.  One shot is with B&B icon, John McCook (Eric), and there are others with Lang and her beau, Dom Zoida, and more.

Jennifer Gareis (Donna) also posted a group photo from the set with Andrea and actors from the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful.

No word yet on when Andreas will air on B&B, or what part he will play, but stay tuned for more intel as it becomes available.

So, what do you think of B&B continuing its international reach bringing Andreas to the series for a guest visit? Comment below.

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OLTL Alum Renée Elise Goldsberry Says: “I Just Think The Best Actors In The World Are On Daytime Television”

As everyone knows by now, we have always been a huge fan of the work of Renée Elise Goldsberry starting back to 2003 and her beginnings on One Life to Live in her twice Daytime Emmy-nominated performances as Evangeline Williamson.

Since OLT, Goldsberry’s career has found her on-stage in the smash musical Hamilton, then in feature film and TV series including: Waves, Altered Carbon, The Good Wife, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The House with a Clock in Its Walls, Documentary Now, The Get Down and Evil. 

Deadline has recently released their New Hollywood Podcast and Goldsberry was a guest on the most recent episode.  While she fielded questions from the hosts about her life pre and post-Hamilton, the topic of her time on the soaps was bantered about,  Renée stood proud with the daytime community and their talent and unbelievable work ethic and how they are not given the credit they deserve.

When talking about One Life to Live, Goldsberry stated: “I learned my acting chops on that show, because we have so much work. I just think the best actors in the world are on daytime television ”

In explaining to the hosts how soaps are shot and the pace in which the actor’s are asked to perform, she related: “We take three months to film an hour and a half movie, but soap actors. shoot six hours of television a week. They’re just really talented. The stories are so broad, and they always have to continue to defend their character and some kind of really crazy situations.”

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Renée summed it up by sharing: ” I love soaps.  I love the fans of soap operas, I love the writers and the producers, I love everything about soap operas. I have some really, really good friends who are still in that medium, killing the game… I still see my friends on those shows, and I watch them, and I’m super proud.”

So, what do you think about the sentiments shared by Renee on the hard-working men and women in daytime?  Plus, what do you think of the success she has found utilizing all of her talents on stage, recording, TV and film? Comment below.

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