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Christian LeBlanc Marks 30 Years as Y&R’s Michael Baldwin; Soap Plans Special Episode to Air in January

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Three-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Christian LeBlanc, is celebrating today his 30th anniversary in the role of Michael Baldwin.

He began his portrayal of the legal eagle troubled bad boy back on November 26th, 1991. Since that time the character of Michael has evolved into one of the fan favorites in Genoa City.

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The Young and the Restless has revealed that coming in early January 2022, Christian and “Michael Baldwin” will have a special episode dedicated to them to honor the milestone.

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LeBlanc has won the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Daytime Emmy in 2005, 2007, and 2009 for his riveting performances.

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To make the occasion on Friday, Christian and Y&R celebrated his 30 years with a special look-back video of some of his most memorable moments where LeBlanc provided commentary.  You can check it out below.

Share your congrats to Christian for 30 years on a job well-done on The Young and the Restless via the comment section.

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So, they offer up an anniversary tribute show to an actor they can’t seem to write a story for anymore? Meanwhile, we have Faith and Moses? Something’s really off here. And, sort of off-topic, I don’t like the gray/white/silver hair he’s keeping. It’s not flattering on him as he still looks much younger than his age. I know many will disagree. But I’ll probably enjoy the tribute to this wonderful actor and cheerful soul. He’s no doubt a pivotal character in the show’s history.

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Yes I’m sad about that too! I don’t watch the show anymore I might catch a day here or there but I got disgusted over their treatment of actors that built that show the treatment to Doug Davidson did it for me funny I like Christians grey hair he is a good soul he is a cheerleader for the show always has been!

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Congrats on 30 years Christian!!

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Oh if only the show was that great now !! Every scene Christian picked fantastic choices. I will never forget the episode where you found out he and Kevin were brothers my jaw dropped to the floor. Congrats Christian !!

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After 30 years,he deserves better treatment than he’s getting. Congratulations Christian LeBlamc!

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Congrats to the Silver Fox. Nice hair but better on an older man.

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I miss the Baldwins!!! We need more of all of them, not just a single episode. Fenn needs to return. Kevin and Chloe need to return to the canvas. Gloria needs a storyline that is not her walking Phyllis through that ridiculous dream sequence. The writing is absolutely horrible. After watching the GL and ATWT scenes with Lisa Brown (RIP – much love to Nola and Iva) and then the compilation of storylines for Christian, it makes me so sad. The actors do their best with what they are provided, but the scripts are absolutely abhorrent.

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Bless you, Margherita, you said it best! These wonderful, dedicated actors bring their best every day in service of (mostly) third rate, repetitive stories. How loooonnnggg will Billy keep gunning for Adam? Hasn’t Adam lost and/or atoned enough for an accident? Faith & Moses? Raise a hand if you care. And bring back sexy Max Ehrich as Fen and start a Baldwin renaissance with Gloria, Kevin, Chloe, heck, even Bella would be more tolerable than more and more Abby! The loss of dear Lisa Brown only reminds me of the great days of GL and ATWT. She was a unique… Read more »

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Mr. Christian LeBlanc : for many “other” reasons’ wink wink…. I have adored you… your Talent , your fiery intensity REELS … you are a stand alone act w/Finesse… and that’s not even marquee’ HOW FUNNY YOU ARE. be safe. I stand with; you know how when … a character establishes themselves…. new in town, catches fire…. AND the show decides to build …. ? ! ? ! power in the house anew ! OOH LA LA lady catches TOO : Ms. Lauren Fenmore ‘ Tracey Bregman !!! ignite ! dag! HE”S CUTE: that little “monster” shenanigans abound that formidable… Read more »

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“OH , PS ! ” i even LOVED YOU @ As the World Turns… dag! your sister was Goddess Kim Johnston Ulrich !!!!! SNAP Diana McColl .

Violet Lemm
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Oh, the story they did with Michael and Eva Longoria, pictured above. When he brought her to town to seduce Paul. What a story that turned out to be.

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Lisa Brown to be Honored In Virtual Interview With ’42nd Street’ Co-Star Lee Roy Reams

Coming up on a very special edition of The Locher Room, the show will honor beloved ATWT and GL actress, Lisa Brown, who passed away at the end of November in 2021.

Since Lisa was never able to participate in an episode of the series, host Alan Locher is welcoming longtime Broadway star, Lee Roy Reams, who starred along with Brown on the Great White Way in 42nd Street.

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It was one of Lisa’s wishes to have Reams interviewed on The Locher Room.  Lee Roy will chat on his almost 40-year friendship with Lisa, memories of working together, as well as his storied career.

Some of Ream’s other credits include leading Broadway roles in: The Producers, Beauty & The Beast, La Cage Aux Folles, Hello Dolly!, An Evening with Jerry Herman, Applause, Lorelei, Oklahoma and Sweet Charity.

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Circle Thursday, January 27th at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m. PST for the interview and you can watch the livestream here.

So, glad to know that the incredible Lisa Brown will be honored through the appearance of Lee Roy Reams on The Locher Room? Comment below.

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ESPN Sports Personality and ‘General Hospital’ Guest Star, Stephen A. Smith Reveals COVID-19 Nearly Took His Life

In a harrowing account of coming down with Covid-19, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, who also has a recurring role on General Hospital as Brick, revealed his battle over the holidays that led to him being hospitalized because of the severity of his symptoms.

On Monday, Smith returned to his co-hosting gig on ESPN’s First Take and it was there he shared what happened during his breakthrough case of Covid.  Stephen had been fully vaccinated. Smith said that he had tested positive late in December and wound up in the hospital with pneumonia in both lungs over New Years.

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Stephen A. discussed the details, expressing:  “I had 103 degree fever every night. Woke up with chills and a pool of sweat. Headaches were massive. Coughing profusely. And it got to a point where right before New Year’s Eve, I was in the hospital into New Year’s Day. That’s how I brought in the New Year.”

He went on to say about contracting Covid-19: “For me personally, it hit me differently. (Doctors) told me, had I not been vaccinated, I wouldn’t be here. That’s how bad I was. I had pneumonia in both lungs. My liver was bad, and it ravaged me to the point where even now I have to monitor my volume, get to the gym every day … I’m still not 100% with my lungs, but I’m Covid negative … I’m on the road to recovery.”

On a happier note, Smith shared how glad he was to be back at work after testing negative: “I’m ecstatic to be back. I’ve missed being at work. I’ve used more sick days in the last month than I’ve used in my 28-year career in this business.  And I can’t tell you how lucky and sincerely blessed I am to be sitting here with you guys today because two-and-a-half, three weeks ago, I didn’t know if I was gonna make it.”

So, glad to know Stephen A. is on the mend from a very scary bout with Covid? Share your thoughts in the comment section

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2022 NAACP Image Award Nominations: ‘This Is Us’ Stars Sterling K. Brown & Susan Kelechi Watson and Tamron Hall Talker Score Nods

On Tuesday, nominations were announced for the 2022 NAACP Image Awards honoring excellence in the fields of motion pictures, television and streaming, recordings, literary works, podcasts, as well as directing and writing.

The winners will be revealed during the 53rd annual ceremony, hosted once again by black-ish star, Anthony Anderson.

The award show is set to air on BET on February 26th.  The two-hour live special begins at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.  Due to the ever-changing developments with COVID-19, this year the ceremony will proceed without an in-person audience.

In the Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series category, This Is Us’ Sterling K. Brown goes up against Billy Porter, Pose, Damson Idris, Snowfall, Forest Whitaker, Godfather of Harlem and Kofi Siriboe, Queen Sugar.  And in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category, Brown’s on-screen counterpart, Susan Kelechi Watson is nominated alongside: Alfre Woodard, SEE, Bianca Lawson, Queen Sugar, Chandra Wilson, Grey’s Anatomy
and Mary J. Blige, Power Book II: Ghost.

In addition, in the Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-Series) category, Brown and Kelechi’s This Is Us TV daughter, Eris Baker, also scored a nomination.

Daytime talk show’s are represented with a nomination for The Tamron Hall Show  and The Real in the Outstanding Talk Show category.  The syndicated series will go up against Desus & Mero, Hart to Heart, and Red Table Talk.

For the complete list of nominations in all categories visit the official 53rd annual NAACP Awards site.

So, glad to see Sterling and Susan in the drama acting categories? Comment below.

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