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Christel Khalil Reveals She Has Gone On Recurring Status At Y&R

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In a surprise announcement today via her Instagram account, The Young and the Restless Christel Khalil (Lily) informed her fans that she has made the decision to go off-contract at the CBS daytime drama series, and go into recurring status with the show.

Khalil, who is in a front-burner storyline since the accident that caused the death of Hilary Curtis (Mishael Morgan), had this to say: “Hello Lovelies! I wanted you to be the first to know that if you see less of me on @youngandrestlesscbs , it’s because I have decided to switch from Y&R full time to recurring status. That means I’m not leaving, just ready (after 16 amazing years playing Lily) to explore new things! I will continue to be a proud member of the Y&R family and look forward to further adventures playing Lily. Thank you for all the love and support over the years!  Xoxo  Christel”

So, what then do you think will happen to Lily, since Devon (Bryton James) wants justice for Hilary’s death?

Share your thoughts on Christel’s decision to branch out and play other parts, while maintaining her base in Genoa City and keeping the role of Lily alive, via the comment section below.

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Fanny
Fanny

Evidently, Lily is going to do jail time.

maryrthurman
maryrthurman

NO WAY,, DO WE WANT LILY GONE FROM THE SHOW,, GUESS SOMEONE ELSE WILL BE HER ON THERE,, I HATE THAT SHE IS LEAVING THE SHOW,, AND SHE MAY NEVER GET TO COME BACK AGAIN,,I GUESS THEY WILL SEND HER TO PRISON NOW THEN,,AS SHE LEAVE THE SHOW,,

Tracey
Tracey

She want be gone we will see her off and on she want to do new things and I don’t blame her I thing we might see others do the same it’s funny it’s just women

su000
su000

Recurring is Not a bad thing..
And– importantly;
It was Christel’s decision to branch out and play other parts, her choice.

I hope she finds what she desires and it’s a good thing she’s still with Y&R ..

I do not see that her going recurring means that Lilly will be doing to prison, nope don’t see that happening.

Momo
Momo

I like Christel and Lily. I guess she wants to do other things.

Timmm
Timmm

Good luck Christel, I like you. I wish you would stay and the god awful twosome of Nate and Devon would go forever!

Soaphound
Soaphound

But Timmm, Nate is the greatest guy (per Neil), greatest physician (per Victor), and all-around greatest psychiatrist/life coach/sage/love guru since Carmine the bartender. WHY do we NEED him or the extended Rosales family? I always am suspicious when a new character is identified as “spirited”. It usually means loud, aggressive, and obnoxious.

Timmm
Timmm

SH, I dont mind new characters, especially a new clan IF they use them properly! Victor is supposed to be one of the most powerful men in America? Why not bring in a whole new family to challenge him, and his family. That way we dont see the usual Abbott and Newman BS and families can fight for more than just money but new love!

Lisa
Lisa

I guess Lily is going to do jail time.
I applaud Christal’s decision to branch out and do other things – why not ?

Mary SF
Mary SF

The character of Lily was essentially destroyed when they tied her to Cane. Frankly as Du’s daughter, she should have been more like Hilary- complex bad girl with a heart of gold. I wish her well– but instead of seeing less of Cane, if Lily isn’t around as much I have a sick feeling we will be seeing more of him– uggghhh

Damien
Damien

Replace her again with Davetta Sherwood. The spunkier Dru daughter. …send Cane with the kids to Australia. Now with Hillary gone , the show needs a fiery black actress to fill the void. Just like Davetta got canned when Christel returned such is showbizz, now the stage is set for her return!
Imo..the show should have never let the 2nd lily go for the original to return.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Damien…oh, I agree with you…TOTALLY!!!!! To me, Davetta Sherwood was WAY BETTER in the role of Lily than that Christel Khalil chick…PERIOD!!!!! And…yep…send Cane and those kids packing already. SAYONARA!!!!!

Have a good one, Damien.

Harry
Harry

Yes, I liked her.

Mark Y
Mark Y

So many strong female characters leaving. Very disappointed.

Tammy Freeman
Tammy Freeman

I think Devon should investigate what happened from the time she was at her brother place until the accident happen .he should investigate for his own mind to rest

Harry
Harry

With Hurricane Hillary gone, it’s become glaringly apparent that Lily is a weak character played by an weaker actress. The other day she was pretending to cry and shouted out, “Boo Hoo Hoo!!” and there was nary a tear. I never cared for Lily. She’s a mean girl wearing a halo–at least Hillary owned her bitchiness.

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Angelica McDaniel OUT as CBS Head of Daytime As Network Restructures

There has been a swift turn in the CBS Daytime hierarchy.  In news this evening, CBS Head of Daytime Angelica McDaniel has exited the network and her position, following a restructuring which dissolved her position.

According to Deadline:  McDaniel’s position is being eliminated as the network is folding the daytime team into the Current Programming department headed by Amy Reisenbach.”  Angelica had been with the company for nine years.

Reportedly, McDaniel’s last day at CBS was today.  The move by CBS now makes it similar to how ABC handles their soap opera, General Hospital as it is overseen by Vicki Dummer. who oversees all scripted series for the day-pa

Kelly Kahl, President of CBS Entertainment said in a stateement: “Angelica McDaniel championed our daytime series line up with creativity, passion and energy and broke new ground by helping launch the Network’s first daytime talk show in years while respecting the long history and tradition of the dramas and game shows. We appreciate her many contributions and wish her well on her next endeavors.”

McDaniel oversaw The Young and the Restless (who’s ratings have been on a decline of late) and The Bold and the Beautiful for the network.  She also was responsible for championing The Talk to daytime television.  Angelica was promoted over a short period of time by industry standards to her position after her accomplishments.

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GMA’s Lara Spencer Says, “I Screwed Up” As She Apologizes For Insensitive Prince George Ballet Joke

After a major backlash, Good Morning America‘s Lara Spencer apologized Monday morning on-air during the ABC morning show, over comments she made last week over now six-year-old Prince George taking ballet classes.

In her apology, Spencer told GMA viewers: “I screwed up.  The comment I made about dance was insensitive, it was stupid, and I am deeply sorry.”

Several key figures in the dance community spoke out following her remarks, and Spencer herself also spoke to them over the last few days telling viewers: “I have listened, I have learned about the bravery it takes for a young boy to pursue a career in dance.”

From there, a previously recorded group interview Spencer conducted with three male dancers; Robbie Fairchild (Cats), Travis Wall (So You Think You Can Dance) and Fabrice Calmels (Joffrey Ballet), was shown as each expressed their personal journey and often the humiliation they felt as young boys when they were laughed at and made fun of because of dance.

All of this was kicked off by Spencer making a comment during the Thursday ‘Pop News’ segment on GMA, in which she talked about Prince George’s  “curriculum”.

Lara said in her commentary: “In addition to the usual first- and second-grade things like math, science and history, the future King of England will be putting down the Play-Doh to take on religious studies, computer programming, poetry and ballet, among other things.” She then paused which gave way to chortles in the audience and went on to say: “Prince William says Prince George absolutely loves ballet. I have news for you, Prince William: We’ll see how long that lasts. I mean, he might! He might end up … Between the religious studies and the computer programming, I just want to go back to the Play-Doh!”

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From Debbie Allen, to Rosie O’Donnell, to the wife of the late great dancer Gene Kelly, these women were among those who took swift action commenting on Lara’s remarks and how she mocked ballet.  Outside the GMA studios Monday morning were hundreds of male dancers doing their ballet moves, as well.

So, what do you think of Spencer’s remarks and her apology? Comment below. But first watch the segment and what went down this morning on GMA.

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Dancing with the Stars Season 28 Cast Revealed: From The Bachelorette’s Hannah Brown to Ex-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer

This morning on ABC’s Good Morning America the celebrity line-up was announced for the upcoming fall season and 28th edition of Dancing with the Stars.  Within the list of competitors are: The Bachelorette, Hannah Brown, former Dawson’s Creek star, James Van Der Beek, and even disgraced White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, and the “Uptown Girl” herself, supermodel Christie Brinkley 

In addition to the above celebs, showing their best ballroom dance moves will also be: Queer Eye‘s Karamo Brown, The Office‘s Kate Flannery and Kenan & Kel‘s Kel Mitchell, plus The Supremes’ Mary Wilson, Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke, and American Idol Season 10 runner-up  and now country/pop star, Lauren Alaina.

As for the former pro athletes in the cast; those slots belong to: former NFL linebacker of the Baltimore Ravens, Ray Lewis, and former NBA player (and former hubby to Khloe Kardashian) Lamar Odom.

On the pro dancer side, this season will mark the return of Peta Murgatroyd who last competed three seasons ago, as well as newcomers Daniella Karagach and Pasha Pashkov. In addition, the cast will include the steps of: Brandon Armstrong, Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Cheryl Burke, Witney Carson, Val Chmerkovskiy, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko and Emma Slater.

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This season viewers will not learn of the celebrity/pro pairings till the night of the premiere.

All the moves kick-off on Monday night, September 26th at 8PMEST/7PMCST on ABC.

So, what do you think of the new cast of DWTS? Who do you think on paper stands the best chance of being a top contender for the Mirror Ball Trophy? Weigh-in below.

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