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Come On Down! Y&R's Kristoff St. John & Mishael Morgan Preview Neil and Hilary's The Price Is Right Experience … Is Love In The Air?

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Tomorrow on the Wednesday March 26th episode of The Young and the Restless, Genoa City’s Neil Winters and Hilary Curtis, who have ventured to Los Angeles on a business trip, end up smack dab in the middle of the audience of the number one game show, The Price is Right!  And Hilary gets to “come on down”!

Will Hilary win big?  Will Neil find this woman who once loathed him irresistible?  Will they hang out with TPIR host, Drew Carey in this CBS crossover?

On-Air On-Soaps spoke with Kristoff St. John (Neil) and Mishael Morgan (Hilary) about what is happening between their two characters!  Are sparks going to fly now that Neil’s last attempt at love fizzled with Leslie (Angell Conwell)?  Read on to find out their thoughts on the matter, and how on earth they end up on the most popular game show ever!

Neil and Leslie’s relationship just hit the skids when they did not say their, “I do’s”.  So, what’s a guy to do?  Head to L.A. with a beautiful young woman and play America’s number one game show?

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KRISTOFF:  First of all, Neil is upset about the proceedings that happened in his life.  He was hoping it would go as planned.  It didn’t happen, and so now he is potentially on the prowl.  His broken heart is quickly repairing; because evidently a day or two after the break-up, he is making plans with Hilary to possibly make her his future ex-wife! (Laughs)

How and why do Hilary and Neil end up on The Price is Right?

MISHAEL: Because it’s Hilary’s big dream, and Neil makes it come true.

Neil pulled some strings and got them some tickets? Or, did they wait in line like everyone else hoping to make it into the studio audience? (Laughs)

KRISTOFF:  Well, Neil and Hilary are on a business trip that Jack sent us on from Genoa City. This is because we need to discuss things with Forrester Creations, so there is another crossover with The Bold and the Beautiful!  So, we have this new line by Chelsea that we are about to premiere at the fashion show that is upcoming on Y&R.  We are in L.A on business and in the middle of our business, Hilary does say, “I would like to go to see The Price is Right,” and then Neil, who probably knows The Price is Right host, Drew Carey, gets Drew on the phone because they are best buddies, and he gets them the audience seats.

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Now on tomorrow’s episode of Y&R, Hilary gets to “come on down” and play the one an only, Plinko?

MISHAEL:  Yes, and isn’t Plinko everybody’s favorite game?

Here’s the thing: I thought Hilary and Neil hated each other.  When did the tide turn?  Well, you know how that goes on soaps, where there is hate … there is passion!

MISHAEL:  Neil is coming around.  He got Hilary a job with Jack (Peter Bergman).  I know Hilary was nasty to him before, but I think he liked that about me!  He probably thought it was kinky. (Laughs)

KRISTOFF:  Honestly, Neil was enraged at her, but you know, “forgiveness” is a wonderful word, and “acceptance” and “tolerance” are some others.  When Neil looked at Hilary closely, he realized how broken she was, and under repair at the time.  I think he potentially felt he could be a savior, and maybe someone who for the first time in her life, she was able to express her feelings with, and cry about it, and release all of the upset she had been going through.  I think that is what has happened between them.

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But Devon (Bryton James) likes Hilary, and there lies a major conflict!

MISHAEL:  Yeah, I think he does.  I do see that the guys could be fighting over her, which could be interesting.  But, Hilary looks up to Neil. 

Everybody looks up to Neil!

KRISTOFF:  No! (Laughs) Neil is Mr. Boring, milquetoast, stand up guy!   He does have an image he has to uphold and that is an image that happens to Neil/KSJ.  I am just waiting to bust out of this “Superman” suit that is worn, and let people see the other side of Neil.

Hilary was recently kissing Jack!  She sure is getting around.  What’s driving her?

MISHAEL:  Yes, she gets around!

KRISTOFF:  She is a floozy! (Laughs)

MISHAEL:  Hilary is attracted to power and ambition and all these great things that these great man have.  She wants to be out there with them and be in that world.

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KRISTOFF:  Well … the powers right here in the form of … “Steel Winters”! (Laughs)

Kristoff, does it bother you that they have paired you with different women over the more recent years on Y&R (post-Drucilla), and none of the pairings have stuck?  Do you think that Hilary and Neil have the potential to be a winning combo?

KRISTOFF:  I do feel that way.  I do feel there is a real juxtaposition tweak, where you have Neil this very straight-laced guy and she is straight-laced too, but because they hated each other at the beginning, this could be a romance of a lifetime, or it may implode.  But to answer the other question, because Drucilla (Victoria Rowell) left Neil’s life none can compare in the eye of the audience and that is the problem.  I lost my supercouple status when she walked out the door.  It’s very difficult to replace that other half of a supercouple on soaps.  That is why they haven’t been able to match the character very well with anyone.  I feel that this could be the second time with Mishael, and actually, I thought Nia Peeples (Ex-Karen) when she was here was on the mark.  And Angell Conwell (Leslie), I love working with.  I know there was chemistry there.  I just don’t think the audience was in full support of it.

Mishael, after Hilary’s original machinations and revenge tactics that brought her to Genoa City, the character could have been easily been written off the canvas.  But instead, which is a testament to you, Y&R gave you a contract and it looks like know they are anchoring you to another story, where you could have been lost in the mix.

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MISHAEL:  I could be floating around. I am ecstatic to have this story and to be at Y&R.

I assume you don’t want Hilary to just become a “goody-girl” now.

MISHAEL:  I don’t want her to be a total “goody-girl”.  I want her to have that fire.  I think that fire is what always makes the Neil character more interesting within a couple’s scenario, because he is so straight laced.  So that fire is necessary to draw things out and you know the old saying, “Opposites Attract”?  So, it’s cool.  We will see where it goes.

Last word Kristoff, on Neil and Hilary’s trip to L.A?

KRISTOFF:  The last word is … while Neil and Hilary are in Los Angeles; I think they are having a wonderful time, not even approaching the romantic side of their relationship yet. But I think all of it would take is a Jacuzzi, a bottle of wine and a twenty-five cent quarter bed at a cheap motel and it’s on and popping!

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MISHAEL:  You are unbelievable!  (Laughs)

Ditto to that scenario, Mishael?

MISHAEL:  Ditto. (Laughs)

So, what do you think of a Neil/Hilary pairing? Do you think these two would make a hot couple on Y&R?  Do you think that it won’t matter who they put Neil with because no one can compete with the Neil/Drucilla pairing? Will you be tuning into to see what happens tomorrow when Neil and Hilary visit The Price is Right?  Let us know your thoughts below!

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I dont watch this show much…just a few episodes a month…Hilary is beautiful but seems like a social climber…Dru was the only true woman for Neil…this is why all others fail…No Lady Luck Neil should remain single…imo!!!

I miss Drucilla

I love Hilary for Jack

I think this would be interesting instead of that what’s her name they were pairing him with. Neil/kristoff is so handsome. 😉

he’s the cats’ meow – A stud – growed in to his own….

it’s interesting… that.. for all the hoopla… of no Drucilla

That Neil Winters has remained : vibrant

and that’s telling something… regardless of lack of – any thing… and story line (s)

he’s a mainstay that Genoa City needs to relish… cultivate…

the fans certainly know he’s All That

he’s survived without… Dru… and mindless story….

I swear : the last time I found Neil, interesting… was perhaps when he was working at Newman enterprises; was with Drucilla; and was romancing Ashley….

so, it’s pretty clear he’s gone without for “many” years

he’s a grown up sexy alluring man… with maturity… and worthy

geez! I’ve recommended that perhaps him and Drucilla… bilk Devon of his billions.. why not… what does Genoa City have to lose…. that they haven’t already

P.S. Neil is “SO” handsome

They bore me. FF through scenes yesterday of them discussing March madness. It’s bad enough soaps interrupt my shows, but to then discuss the stuff that interrupts the shows: WRONG!

Loved when B&B’s Pam and Donna went to TPIR. I doubt this will be as good.

I went to a taping of TPIR and had a great time.

This show just hit a new low. They will do ANYTHING to force these unlikeable characters down the viewers thraots. I dont watch much anymore and this is exactly why.

My goodness this girl, and I mean girl is young enough to be his daughter and you guys are talking about pairing them up as couple. It was bad enough with Leslie who was quite young for Neil, now Hilary? No, no no, a thousand times no. Also didn’t he have a one night stand with her mother? If they hook Neil up with this child then I will be switching to another channel whenever they are on. And for the same reasons I don’t want to see her with Jack– make these characters look like dirty old men lusting after minors. But at least Jack will be paired with Kelly, a better match. Neil does need a story, but not a romance with Hilary.

I hope MF headlines.. when Cady McClain is set to make her debut…. I would tune in to see her garnering attention… how much she resonates within the canvas

LOL… i’m sorry that TPTB continually showcase… older – OLD – too old… little men… gallivanting… to and fro.

it’s embarrassing… from a male perspective…. as well

Lord knows: Victor is cryptic… spooky… peculiar… idiotic

“sorry” isn’t he …. LOL… I truly feel for MTS

Isn’t it time for Drucilla to climb up over that cliff? I know she is difficult but really isn’t everybody?

ahh this one is stupid even for Y&R ..
c’mon on down!! lol wth ..

Hillary is too personality young for Neil / not good ..

Y&R writing needs an adrenalin shot or some good weed lol ..

So damn stupid, and silly!! Can’t the writers come up with something better for KSJ??? He’s been on Y&R for a long time Game shows and crying over a woman who doesn’t want to marry him, PLEASE!!

Haha.. So true.

Seriously. KSJ is a better actor than this tripe allows him to demonstrate. How many failed relationships is this character going to rack up? Hilary is obviously NOT “the one” for Neil, though I think she could bring Devon out of his seemingly eternal funk. But, eeew-are we going to have to endure a father/son/(maybe)daughter triangle? AGAIN?

Neil and Hilary appearing on The Price Is Right????? Really????? Are those idiot Y&R writers that damn desperate for storyline material?!?!?! A few years ago, when B&B’s Pam and Donna appeared on TPIR…that actually MADE SENSE!!!!! Pam and Donna were so naturally comical during their TPIR experience…fighting and snapping and sniping at one another the whole and entire time…LOL!!!!! But…as for Neil and Hilary appearing on TPIR…No Thank You. DESPERATE AND DUMB AS HELL!!!!!

Poor Kristoff St. John. This storyline sounds utterly dreadful. Another love triangle with Devon–didn’t that already play out when they both hooked up with the same woman? And as for TPIR–I found it amusing when MAB ripped off her brother-in-law’s storylines, but shouldn’t we be past all that now? Or will Victor and Nikki dress up as King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and compete for prizes on “Let’s Make a Deal”?

If JFP does the latter, I really deserve some royalties. *cringes at the possibilities*

I can’t be certain, but I suspect these crossovers are more the networks doing than JFP. Of course maybe previous EPs had a spine and told the network no when asked to promote other CBS shows on the soap and JFP doesn’t. Maybe that is why they hired her because she was willing to be a corporate puppet and prostitute the show for cross promotion, including all that basketball talk because CBS is airing the games. But either way I really think it is the network doing this stuff, including the time it happened on B&B. GH did with the Chew as well. It is sad that story line gets sacrifice on the altar of corporate greed, but it just might be the price of staying on air the soaps now have to pay.

Or will Victor and Nikki dress up as King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and compete for prizes on “Let’s Make a Deal”?

I would PAY to watch THAT.

Victor: “I’m the Sun King, okay? I’m here to win cash and prizes, okay?”

Crap like this is harder for me to believe than evil twins and secret cult babies.

Neil and Hillary on a game show, Avery entering a cooking contest, Leslie joining a dating site, (and you know that Colin is going to turn out to be the secret love child of Katherine’s father and Rachel Berenson making him Katherine’s half brother and an heir to her fortune) — new lows for a show that is already near the bottom creatively.

This is as idiotic and self promoting as the time GH put their characters on The Chew. How pointless and boring. Ratings will hit an all time low tomorrow as it looks like this snooze fest will dominate the show.

Harry…MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY!!!!! It’s like DESPERATION GONE W-I-L-D…LOL!!!!! Yep.

With each and every “Come on down!”, Y&R goes down, down, down!!!

In my world,
ALL the couples of Y&R are horrible.
We should put them all on ‘craigs list’ and hook them up with someone interesting lol ..

LOL

even i’m scared of “craigs list” and steer clear

Noooo Neil.. Hilary belongs w/ devon and you witth yolanda/harmony (or someone new like her charracter). Plzzz y&r no more painful scenes and cheesy sets like the airplane and showing everyones house att the beginning of a scene.. When and whhyy did thatt all startt? #WasteOfTime

I just can’t believe that Neil is so chummy with the woman that set out to hurt his daughter! And no Neil wasn’t furious with HillAnn he didn’t seemed phased at all by what she did. Lily and Cane bore the brunt of her revenge and they never even knew her mama! A father that would betray his daughter like this is a disgrace. Neil and Devon fighting over this woman isn’t must see TV.

ITA!!
Until these character are written to stand on their own merit (especially HilAnn) I have no interest in these characters or their s/ls.

Hillary was hella funny today on price is right playing plinko lmao!!

I actually hope the actors are just leaving the audience wondering about a Neil/Hilary pairing. It would be a bad idea to hook these two up romantically for more reasons than one. I know KSJ wants to remain on Y&R, but it would be horrible to pair him with Hilary. I was actually liking him with Leslie, but they rarely had a story. It also was obvious that Devon and a Hillary were a potential pairing. It would not be interesting in watching father and son fighting over a woman. We’ve seen this before with Tyra. If the writers go this route, it’ll further prove they don’t care how they write for these AA characters. Just keep them in their little box.

I’m hoping after all these years, KSJ isn’t okay with another isolated story that has the Winters family at each others throats.

oh, what ths is a blak show nowl.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It makes look neil, desperate for money or prize.. I guess, this economy is pretty freak uP!!

I thought TPIR portion was very poorly done. It’s like it was a last minute addition to the script. It was very fast and forced. I’m fast forwarding through a lot of Hilary/Neil scenes. Especially if they continue to talk BB.

I don’t see the problem with Hilary on Price is Right!
So she and Neil are on a business trip, and she gets to
fulfill her lifelong dream of being on that game show.
What is wrong with that?? It is fun. It is real. And added
a twist to the show.

PLEASE DON’T HAVE HILLARY WITH NIEL!!!! I WANT HER AND DEVON TOGETHER!!! WHY WOULD SHE CHOOSE NIEL OVER DEVON? SHE LIKES DEVON, HE IS YOUNG AND HE HAS MONEY??? PLEASE NIEL IS TOO OLD FOR HER.!!!

DESPERATE NIEL!!! It makes me SICK to see him with Hillary!!!

Neil,Kelly,and Jack would be a far better triangle than placing Neil as angst for Devin/Hilary who should be a couple. Neil and Jack’s friendship strained because both are interested in the lovely Kelly. Imagine Peter Bergman and Kristoff squaring off as rivals.

Bryton and Mishael’s onscreen chemistry is electric. I am sorry but I do not see any sparks between Neil and Hilary (now husband and wife). Is it so impossible to write a love story for Devon and Neil with two different women?

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Arianne Zucker Reflects Back on the ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape with Donald Trump, and Speaks to Her Exit from Days of our Lives

It’s been eight years, but somehow seems like ages ago, that Arianne Zucker was thrust into the mainstream public limelight, unfortunately not for her work as Nicole on Days of our Lives, but for the Access Hollywood taped that surfaced when former president Donald Trump  and current Republican nominee, visited the set of the (then) NBC soap opera, and met Zucker.

The tape captured a hot mic moment between Trump and then ‘Access’ host Billy Bush inside of their bus which featured lewd remarks about Zucker between the two men.

Speaking on the moment, Zucker opened about it on Rachel Uchitel’s Miss Understood podcast, where the video version of the interview is now on Uchitel’s You Tube Channel. Back in 2005, Arianne was the scene partner with Trump in his Apprentice/Days of our Lives crossover appearance, because her character of Nicole was at the time a gold-digger.

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Zucker shared of her on set experience with Trump from 2005, “I had a great experience. He was lovely, and I had no idea anything behind the scenes was happening. So, it never affected me.” Next in October 2016, Arianne says she it got a call from her manager at the time when the Access Hollywood tapes came to light and that is when she first heard about the situation.

The actress and life coach reflected back, “Everybody has spoken poorly about somebody in their lifetime. I don’t care who you are, everybody has, it’s just people get caught on camera doing it. Unfortunately, that happens all the time. And if you’ve ever gone to a fraternity party, these things happen. So (when she later read the taped comments) I’m going, ‘sounds like something my fraternity guys I know would say.’ But I just didn’t see it in the way that people were seeing it.’”

Expressing why she never made an official comment when the press were asking for one, Arianne revealed, “I didn’t make a comment though, because I was in fear of losing my job. So I didn’t say anything.”  She added, “I felt attacked by the media because I knew all they wanted. I mean, the biggest thing was to get Trump off the ballot. I was like, that is not my job.”

Later, Arianne explained she felt she received no protection from the situation. “I got no apology from my place of employment. I really got no apology from NBC. I felt I had no protection. ”

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DAYS fans are counting down and not happily that about six weeks from now, on July 29th, when Zucker makes her on-screen exit from Days of our Lives. After being fired for standing up to Corday Productions for on set sexual harassment and discrimination charges, the actress formally filed a lawsuit she has brought against her former employer which includes charges of wrongful termination.

Zucker said on her upcoming departure from DAYS, “I will not say how I leave the show. I do respect that we don’t want to share that. We want the fans to be excited and enticed.” However, Arianne confirmed that the character of Nicole is not ‘killed-off”.

So, what do you think of Arianne’s comments reflecting back on the Access Hollywood tapes media frenzy with Donald Trump, and her upcoming exit from DAYS? Weigh-in. But first, check out Ari on Rachel’s podcast below.

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Matthew Atkinson Returns to The Bold and the Beautiful and Previews a Major Change in Thomas’ Life that “Shocks” Everyone

This Friday, June 21st, marks the first on-screen appearance of Matthew Atkinson (Thomas Forrester) on The Bold and the Beautiful since March of this year. In story, Thomas packed up and headed to Paris with his son, Douglas in tow, after Hope (Annika Noelle) turned down his marriage proposal for the second time.

Viewers have waited anxiously for his come back pondering, that when Thomas returns, would he go right back to pursuing Hope? What would be his demeanor after timeParis? Well, we are about to find out.

However, Hope now seems to be somewhat becoming obsessed with Finn (Tanner Novlan), Steffy’s (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) husband, and has developed feelings for him. Might Thomas’ return to Los Angeles have him finding Hope and Finn in a comprising situation?

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Speaking with Soap Opera Digest on his imminent return, Atkinson shared on the Finn/Hope potential pairing, “From Thomas’ point of view, he knows nothing about it, and so maybe that helps my point of view.”

Teasing what to look for when Thomas returns to the canvas, Atkinson dropped, “Thomas has had one particular very large change in his life since he left town. And when he comes back, it is something that shocks everyone.” What would “shock” the family and everyone who knows him? Could it be that Thomas got engaged or married to another women, while he was in Europe?

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Atkinson weighed-in on the fan response and support for those viewers missing him on-screen during his time away from the show, expressing, “I just never expected the response that I’ve gotten and we’ve gotten from the fans, especially (with) Thomas leaving. I can’t speak for all the fans, but there’s a wealth of people that are either really, really upset that Thomas is gone for a period or really sad. (They) reach out and they’re like, ‘Hey, when are you back? When are you back? When are you back?’ That just speaks to their care for this character.'”

So, what do you think will be the shocking change in Thomas’ life that is revealed when he returns to Los Angeles? Comment below.

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DAYS Dan Feuerriegel on EJ Keeping Eric From His Child, “He’s in the Deep End … There’s No Coming Back for Him Now”

On Days of our Lives, Nicole (Arianne Zucker) has been reunited with her biological son, baby Jude. Her husband, EJ (Dan Feuerriegel), is now keeping a major secret, and in order to keep it from coming out he had to get Sloan (Jessica Serfaty) out of Salem, and keep both Melinda Trask (Tina Huang) and Leo Stark (Greg Rikaart) quiet and at bay.

However, as in any good soap opera, time is running out for EJ. What will happen when Nicole and Eric (Greg Vaughan) find out that EJ is not the little one’s biological father, but Eric is? And, what will happen when they realize EJ knew the truth and hid it from them?

This is just one item in a laundry list of skullduggery committed by EJ since he has been in Salem. With Arianne Zucker set to exit on-screen on July 29th, it looks like we are heading into the home stretch of the baby switch storyline.

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Michael Fairman TV caught up with Dan Feuerriegel to get his take on the situation and what it has been like working with Greg and Ari in the story.

Dan shared on EJ’s despicable decision to pretend he is Jude’s bio-dad, “I know I’m a terrible human being, but I love playing a terrible human being.” Feurriegel added, “Oh, he’s in the deep end. Like, there is no coming back for him now.”

The DAYS star also noted if EJ had done anything more nefarious to Sloan, his character might not ever be able to come back from that. “There’s only so much hatred EJ can get from the viewers that it probably would’ve been a bridge too far for me to just make her (Sloan) disappear,” clarified Dan.

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As to his time working with Arianne Zucker as his on-screen wife, Dan had noting but praise for her. Feuerriegel expressed, “I loved working with her. She’s so good. She’s an amazing actress. She’s fantastic. Every scene that I did with her, I didn’t have to do anything because I just rode on the coattails of what she did. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her.”

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Dan also had high marks for his on-screen nemesis, Greg Vaughan, “Greg is fantastic, like everybody in the storyline was amazing. Greg’s amazing … Ari’s amazing … Jessica was fantastic and that’s what made it work. I’m very grateful to have worked with every single one of them.”

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On soap operas and especially on Days of our Lives, when someone exits, or ‘dies’ on-screen that doesn’t mean goodbye forever, and Dan knows this too. In regards to anyone who leaves Salem, the actor joked, “I’m not going to say the doors closed, because you never say never, especially in Hollywood or on a soap. I mean, I’ve come back and I was like two inches shorter and (with) a completely different face.”

So, how do you think Eric will find out that Jude is really his son, and that EJ has been lying to keep Nicole? Let us know in the comment section, but first Check out our conversation with Dan from the red carpet at the recent 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards below.

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