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clementine.jpg“Y&R’s “Clementine Ford has been nominated for the LOGO Next Now Awards for the Brink of Fame Actor category.  As well, Otalia is nominated for the AfterEllen.com “Best Lesbian Kiss Award. Make sure to check out the full list of nominees!Crystal-Jessica.jpg

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Soap Stars Attend 2019 TV Academy Daytime Programming Peer Group Reception (Photos)

Interviews

Y&R’s Elizabeth Hendrickson and Greg Rikaart Talk On The Return of Chloe and Kevin

Fans of The Young and the Restless were overjoyed to learn a few months ago that Kevin and Chloe played to perfection by Greg Rikaart and Elizabeth Hendrickson were headed back to the CBS Daytime drama following the regime change at the top.

Rikaart had previously with the series for 14 years before he was taken off-contract, and then journeyed to Days of our Lives to take on the role of Leo, while Hendrickson went to General Hospital to take on the role of Margaux Dawson, only to eventually head back to Genoa City.

Michael Fairman sat down with the popular on-screen duo recently on the set of Crimson Lights at CBS Television City for a special conversation via The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube.

When discussing what happened behind the scenes that led them back to Genoa City, Liz expressed: “It was definitely a surprise to get the call. I wouldn’t say it came out of nowhere because I saw Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea) was coming back and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) was coming back, and it looked like they were getting the gang back together.  I wasn’t sure if I was next on the list, but when I did get the call, I was really excited, and so I chimed in with my better half (Greg) and he was too, so then I was like, ‘Well, let’s do it.”  Greg related: “I had a conversation with Josh Griffith (head writer, Y&R) and expressed that it was nice being back in the building. and a little bit later, I got a phone call inviting me back.”

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If viewers have followed recent developments on Y&R, Chloe and Kevin kidnapped Billy for is own protection (Jason Thompson) to a cabin, after he tried to kill Adam.  In the ensuing scenes, Kevin injects Billy with a syringe filled with a drug to knock him out.  Rikaart shared, “Doesn’t it make sense, that if anyone had something on them to knock someone out it would be Kevin .. on the ready!?”

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Liz said of Billy’s deteriorating mental health state and working with Jason Thompson (and Billy’s revenge against Adam): “Chloe also knows that Delia would not want her father to take revenge.”  As far as working with Jason Thompson, Hendrickson shared: “Jason is really, really wonderful.  I have known him personally outside of the soap world from mutual friends.  And in getting to work with him, Jason is just great. He is a really solid guy, as well.

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Later, Liz and Greg weigh-in on their favorite all-time scene together.  Greg admitted, “The first one to come to mind is our New Year’s scene, because that is when we first got together. and the build-up to that was a really long time coming. I thought it was so beautifully played where Kevin had finally given up on the idea of them being together, and he is out with spray tan girl and it’s New Year’s Eve and all he is doing the entire time is complaining about Chloe. Meanwhile, Chloe is home in her pajamas eating ice cream with Esther – it was very much a throwback to a John Hughes 1980’s rom-com.”

On their return to Y&R, Greg concluded:  “I think the fans are excited that we are back, and I think that fuels my excitement too, because when I was gone I really missed this place and knowing people missed having me here, I realized I wasn’t crazy …. this was something special.”

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So are you happy to see Liz and Greg back on Y&R? Share your thoughts in the comment section below. But first check out their video interview!

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Angelica McDaniel Reflects On Her Time At CBS In Her Parting Words: “It’s Time For Me To Move On To New Innovative Territory”

On Friday, Angelica McDaniel, who’s position as head of Daytime for CBS was folded into the current programming department, thereby the network eliminating her position, took to her Instagram to share her thoughts on her achievements in the day-part over her nine years as part of the network.

McDaniel pointed to her successes in her farewell post expressing: “In my nine years at CBS I’ve had some incredible highlights – we launched a new show which is celebrating it’s 10th season, created an immersive museum exhibit celebrating iconic Daytime shows, gathered more than 100 talent from the past and present to commemorate 30 years of television in a historic photo, developed an innovative show for young people celebrating female superstars in STEM to launch in a few weeks, traveled America’s favorite game show wheel around the country, celebrated 116 Emmy wins and the many dances they spawned at after parties, and friendships that I’ll always cherish. It’s time for me to move on to new innovative territory, make even bigger successes, and always more great memories.”

The former CBS executive was referencing launching The Talk, how she was in charge of the initiative that brought back Guiding Light and As the World Turns stars to be part of the Paley Center for Television Museum exhibit and more, and of course, those Emmy after-parties as only CBS Daytime throws.

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Over the last 24 hours, social media has been a mixed bag of reactions to the news of McDaniel’s departure from support from several actors and soap writers, to fans who have been unhappy with the state of Y&R, hoping that with McDaniel no longer in charge, things might change for the better.

So what do you think of the sentiments shared by McDaniel in her parting words post? Comment below.

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Days Of Our Lives

Soap Stars Attend 2019 TV Academy Daytime Programming Peer Group Reception (Photos)

Last week, stars of The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless, Days of our Lives and General Hospital and more were in attendance for the Television Academy’s yearly countdown to the Primetime Emmys with peer group receptions for its various members in different areas of the TV industry.

This time it was the Daytime Programming Peer Group who threw a get-together celebrating the creative achievements for the day-part led by Governors: Eva Basler (who spoke at the reception), and Sony executive Steve Kent.

Taking part in the cocktail reception were: B&B’s Annika Noelle, Matthew Atkinson, Vincent Irizarry and Courtney Hope. From GH; Chad Duell and former star, Teresa Castillo (Ex-Sabrina).  From Y&R: Peter Bergman, Michael Mealor, Sasha Calle, Cait Fairbanks, Tyler Johnson, Jordi Vilasuso. Kate Linder, and Jason Thompson attended from Genoa City among others.

DAYS was well represented with: Matthew Ashford, Linsey Godfrey, Paul Telfer, Eric Martsolf, Stacy Haiduk, Arianne Zucker, Shawn Christian, Victoria Konefal, Olivia Rose Keegan and Rob Scott Wilson.

In addition, daytime favorites, A Martinez and Judith McConnell (Santa Barbara), as well as Andrea Evans (One Life to Live) all took to the red carpet chatting it up about their work on The Bay and more.

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Check out just a few of the images from the night below in our photo gallery.  Then let us know, who you loved seeing the most via the comment section below.

Photos: HutchinsPhoto and JPI

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