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B&B's John McCook Makes A Return To Y&R As Eric Forrester Visits Old Flame Lauren Fenmore!

Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS

Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS

It’s time for a crossover between CBS sister soaps, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless.

At the epicenter of this is B&B original cast member, John McCook (Eric Forrester) who started his soap opera career as Lance Prentiss on Y&R.

In story on Y&R, Eric comes to Genoa City to visit old flame Lauren Fenmore (Tracey E. Bregman), who he briefly had a fling with when she relocated to Los Angeles for a millisecond in the late 9o’s and thus Bregman was on B&B for that stint.

Now according to EW.com, on the upcoming January 27th episode of Y&R, “Lauren will reconnect with Eric, who is the founder of the Forrester Creations fashion house, just as her own company is considering an investment from Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman).”

Can Eric help Lauren out of her company financial woes?  Share your thoughts on the upcoming visit by McCook to Y&R in the comment section below.

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Iakovos
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Iakovos

Now this is a classy crossover that has relevance! Happy to see Y&R giving Lauren Fenmore some love. And to see it honor John McCook as a Y&R original!

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

In my opinion, they were long overdue in giving Lauren love. So nice to have her in the thick of things where she belongs. Now if we could have some more Jill sightings things will be complete. I would love to see Jill and Gloria have a couple of good tongue lashings for old time sake.

SZima
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SZima

New viewer here…
Didn’t know Lauren and Eric had a thing, but whatever she has to do to F¥@€ Jack over, I’m all for it!
I’m REALLY sick of smarmy Jack-ass!!

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

Agree about Jack! He’s a wonderful actor. He’s been stuck in one dismal storyline after another. He keeps doing the best with subparagraph material.

My hope is both Jack and Ashley get storylines worthy of the actors and our attention

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

In one of the episodes from last week, Ashley mentioned to Billy that she had a dinner date. Maybe they are finally going to give her a full blown relationship. I was upset when the writers passed on teaming her with Nevell. That was a waste of two soap icons at their best. If memory serves me correctly in my old age, I don’t think Ashley has been in a half way decent relationship since the Tucker years. in any case she is long overdue. We’ll soon find out

Mister Media
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Mister Media

Stuff like this is great. Bring it on!

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I still can’t figure what’s going on with Lauren’s company but I do have a feeling someone is behind the major dip in sales at Fenmore’s. The only thing I can’t piece is who could pull something like this if this is where the story will bring us. I am just glad Lauren is in her own story again!!!

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

I am enjoying seeing Lauren with her own story as well. She has been away for far to long. It’s nice to see hercin the thick of things. And adding Gloria to the mix is wonderful. She iscbarely back for 5 minutes, and already she is snooping and playing dirty with Jack o f wllcpeople. I will definitely drive Michael crazy when he gets wind of it. Jack is really u4ning into a bigger pompous ass then usual. I am dying to see how this story is going to play out. And adding John McCook is like adding icing on… Read more »

Mo
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Mo

Fenmore’s is experiencing the same sort of problems that Macy’s, JCP, and Sears are experiencing: decreased sales/profits. Real world problem.

Celia
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Celia

Hi, James, I have the sneaking suspicion that Jack is behind the sabotage. My grandmother says Jack is regressing to the old Jack of 35 years ago….the same Jack who left Victor in his office, on the floor, to die, albeit he did get Victor help after a long while. I only hope Lauren does not wear her heart on her sleeve and gets hoodwinked by Jack and/or Gloria. I am particularly interested how Lauren will tackle the ‘mysterious’ usurper behind the imbroglio. What mystfies me is Gloria. Is she pretending to help Jack to get to the truth for… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

however, this plays out…. latest SOD issue poll IS NOT happy with Jack… no matter that Jack has got his bite back Ms. Lauren Fenmore… is not to be toyed or messed with… unless its Carmine ( lol ) just saying if you fudge this up… Victor is watching at long last… with Jack the man abbot back… in full swing… even I don’t think this is the best way to go about corporate subterfuge it’s not something Jack would do ? The Fenmore and Abbott have never feuded ? alas… since Phyllis is helping Lauren … look for this… Read more »

Connor AvidSoapFan
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Connor AvidSoapFan

I have a feeling that Phyllis and Jack will both be in each other’s orbits, uncontrollably with Phyllis helping Lauren and Fenmore’s and Jack becoming involved on the other side of things. Who knows?

blake
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blake

Now bring Kimberlin Brown back as Sheila! This brings back the feels of when B&B was great.

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

It would li en things up to see Quinn and Shelia fighting over Eric. What a wonderful cat fight that wpoldcmake

Ghlover
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Ghlover

Lauren is very beautiful. Why Y&r waisted years with Sharon when they had their lead lady all along. I say free her from Michael and have her mix with Nick!! Victor could be behind Fenn’s downspiral and she could want revenge by sleeping with his son! Why not? Heck i would love it even more if she went back to Paul so Cricket, Paul and Lauren could be back fromt burner again…

Celia
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Celia

Hmmmm Ghlover. That sounds like too much work on Paul’s part. He has so much to digest, as it is….risking the loss or yet another child. Plus, one cannot re-create what once was. At their age, the landscape is painted by a different hand and with a different brush. The result would be drastic. I want Lauren to come out as the heroine, smelling like a rose, concetrsting on saving her legacy from drowning. I would love for the writers to have Lauren, A WOMAN, take the bull by the horns and outsmart Jack or whomever means her harm. I… Read more »

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

Good answer about the Paul and Lauren idea. That would make for some interesting cat fights.

Homer
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Homer

Love it! What a fabulous idea.

Fanny
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Fanny

Exciting, can’t wait…thrilled Lauren (Bregman) is getting more air time.
Storylines R moving at a nice steady pace, Thank you…Susan S!

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

Loving the new writers as well. If they keep up the pace and the wonderful ideas, I will definately keep watching

Paul
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Paul

I’m loving Lauren as being more than a prop for Michael’s arm or a “hi sis” for Jill. I like that they are dealing with what is current in department stores in real life but what I’m not liking is once again the show not building even a small set for Lauren’s office. One thing is certain, Lauren’s apartment, while nice, would have been redone a few times in the decade or more it’s been a set. It’s time for the show to give it a facelift as Lauren is in fashion and her place is a man cave. The… Read more »

Mo
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Mo

Good stuff.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

I just hope that Quinn doesn’t decide to ‘tag along’…LOL!!!

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

I wonder if Eric will voluntarily fill Quinn in on has past relationship with Lauren. That would make for interesting pillow talk. Maybe he can throw Shelia into the mix as well. Take care and for listening

donna goudy
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donna goudy

THAT WOULD BE AWESOME IF ERIC CAME AND HELPED HER AND PHYILLIS OUT AND SCREWS JACK OUT. HES NOT BEEN NICE FOR SOMETIME NOW STILL LIKE TO SEE HIM AND RED BACK TOGETHER . IS ERIC GONNA TAKE QUINN ALSO THAT WOULD BE GREAT IF THEY BOTH THE SOAPS RUN TOGETHER MORE OFTEN.

donna goudy
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donna goudy

I LOVE ERIC AND QUINN TOGETHER THEY ARE GOOD FOR EACH OTHER I WISH STEPHY WOULD GO BACK TO WYATT THO…I WISH THE BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL WAS ON FOR AN HOUR ALSO …. I LOOK FORWARD TO THE SOAPS EVERYDAY MY HOLE DAY DOESNT START TILL I WATCH THEM… KEEP UP ALL THE GOOD WORK NEW WRITER , SOME OF THE STORYLINES NEED A REFRESH A CHANGE LIKE FOR EXAMPLE SHARON NEEDS A BREAK SHES ALWAYS HURTIN AND LOSING PEOPLE GIVE HER SOME HAPPINESS BUT I DONT LIKE NICK AN CHELSEA NO NO PLZ. VICTOR IS CHANGIN SO WHY NOT… Read more »

MB
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MB

This is so great. I have been wishing for a crossover for ages. What a great idea!

There are so many possibilities with Chelsea 2.0, Jabot and Fenmore’s. Any one of those companies could and should have business with Forester Creations. Bring it on!

Mal Young and Sally Sussman have been doing such a great job. I thank my lucky stars every day that they are bringing us Y&R. Keep up the great work team!!!

Richard
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Richard

OMG i remember growing up, crossovers were THE BEST. Someone bring Katherine Kelly Lang back to GC. That kiss she shared back in the 90s almost MELTED MY SCREEN. We need some Brooke Logan Forrester in Genoa City! Pair her with Jack!!

Richard
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Richard

Shared with Victor. God Victor and Brooke were SO HOT!

General Hospital

Marcus Coloma On His GH Exit: “I Don’t Know Why That Decision Was Made, But I Don’t Feel Any ill Will and I Didn’t Feel I Got Fired”

This week, GH fans saw Adam Huss returning to the ABC soap opera as Nikolas Cassadine to finish out the rest of the scenes originally intended to be played by Marcus Coloma who ended his three-year run on the show a tad early.

As has been previously reported, Coloma came down with Covid-19 as his final tape days neared, and a decision was made for him to not return to finish off his last run of episodes.

With all the rumors and stances taken by everyone involved, Coloma was the special guest on this week’s episode of the That’s Awesome Podcast hosted by Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson and discussed his departure from the long-running daytime drama series.

Marcus expressed that when he took the role on GH, he was excited to be in that kind of environment (working on a soap opera), and only signed on for three years.  However, as time went by it became more difficult to reconcile leaving when his contract was up, sharing: “You fall in love with the crew and everybody along with it. So, two and a half years in, this decision that was so clear in the beginning is getting complicated.”

The actor added that while, “I knew the end was coming, it wasn’t like GH was saying, ‘Hey, Marcus, we want you to stay.’  There was no negotiation … and all I can say to that is I don’t know why that decision was made, but I don’t feel any ill will and I didn’t feel like I got fired. It just felt like … there was maybe an understanding that I was going to be there for three years. The big surprise is how much it hurt. Even though I knew I was going to leave.”

In the end, Coloma reflected that this may have concluded as it should, adding, “I really do have some big goals and those goals would have never been realized if I would have stayed. That’s not to take anything away from GH because I admire everything about it.”

Watch the episode of That’s Awesome featuring Coloma below.

Then weigh-in, what do you think of Marcus’ thoughts on his exit as GH’s Nikolas Cassadine? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Sean Kanan’s ‘Studio City’ Scores 13 Indie Series Award Nominations

Nominations were revealed on Wednesday for the upcoming 13th annual Indie Series Awards.  Sean Kanan’s streaming series, Studio City received 13 nominations in various categories.

Studio City’s nominations are fo: Best Drama Series, Sean Kanan, Michel Kanan, and Timothy Woodward, Jr., producers; Best Director in a Drama Series, Timothy Woodward, Jr.; Best Writing in a Drama Series, Michele Kanan, Sean Kanan and Timothy Woodward, Jr., writers; Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Sean Kanan; Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Carolyn Hennesy; Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Tristan Rogers and Justin Torkildsen; Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Natalie Burn and Juliet Vega; Guest Performer in a Drama Series, Lilly Melgar; Best Ensemble in a Drama Series, Outstanding Cinematography in a Drama Series, Pablo Diaz, and Outstanding Editing in a Drama Series, Fady Jeanbart.

Courtesy/Studio City

In a statement on Studio City’s 13 nods, Sean Kanan shared: “I am overwhelmed and thankful that our show, which I refer to as the little-engine that could series, has received such support from the Indie Series Awards. Our second season was a collaborative effort of creativity, love of our content, and hard work. We look forward to creating more entertaining series in the future.”

Studio City tells the dramatic and comedic story of Sam Stevens (played by Kanan), a long-time soap opera actor starring in the number two most-watched daytime drama, “Hearts on Fire” as he struggles to keep his top spot on the show, break out of soaps into feature films, and deal with his own complicated life which includes a few dark secrets concerning his past, including an aging step-father, the twisted truth of his paternity, and a daughter that he never knew existed.  Season two consists of six episodes and is available on Amazon Prime.

For the complete list of this year’s Indie Series Award nominations, check them out here.  The Indie Series Awards ceremony will be on Wednesday, April 12th in Burbank, California at The Colony Theatre in Burbank.

What do you think of the nominees from Studio City for the ISA Awards? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Kelly Ripa Launches Podcast on SiriusXM

Former All My Children stars Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo) can add launching a podcast to their extensive resume through their production company, Milojo Productions, and Sirius XM.

According to Deadline, Ripa will host Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa, where she will have in-depth conversations with celebrity guests. Depending on the subject matter, a specialist or expert could also join the episode to provide insight.

In a statement on her new hosting gig and show, Ripa expressed: “After 23 years of interviewing celebrities, authors, musicians and experts on live TV, the big takeaway is that the most compelling and unfiltered conversations happen off camera. I have dreamed of a platform where I can have these honest talks without all the fuss and filter of a camera. Now SiriusXM has made my dream a reality with a podcast featuring friends, both old and new, discussing a variety of topics we all face in life, while getting deep with some experts’ views and advice along the way. Not another podcast, this is off camera!”

New episodes of Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa will be available every week on Stitcher, the SXM App, and all major podcast listening platforms beginning in March.

Kelly will be quite busy co-hosting the syndicated talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan, in addition to Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa.

So, will you check out Kelly’s new podcast? Hope she has some All My Children alum on as guests? Comment below.

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