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David Lago, Kelly Kruger & Lauren Woodland Back To Y&R For Series 45th Anniversary!

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More “blast from the past” returns from The Young and the Restless.

As part of Y&R’s 45th anniversary week beginning on March 26, look for none other than David Scott Lago (ex-Raul) and Kelly Kruger (ex-Mac), plus Lauren Woodland (Ex-Brittany) to be part of the on-screen celebration.

Lago won a Daytime Emmy for his role and was with the show from 1999-2004 and then once more in 2009.

Kruger played Mac from 2002-2003.  Both characters have connection to J.T. (Thad Luckinbill).

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As for Woodland, she played Brittany Hodges from 2002-2005 and left the series after her on-screen hubby, Bobby Marsino (John Enos) was killed in an accident.

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So excited to see Raul, Mac and Brittany on your screens again? Comment below!

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Leila
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Leila

I want real Mac, Ashley Bashioum!!!
I think she’s a doctor now, but I would have been so excited to see her onscreen again.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Mac was Katharine’s granddaughter? What were her big stories?

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

She was apart of the “Glo by Jabot” storyline and the teen scene with JT, Raul, etc. And then her return in 2008 was a major happening at the time, despite the awful writing.

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Mark Y, Other than Michelle Stafford ( Phyllis) , Ashley Bashioum was my favorite actress on Y&R….it was a time of ‘growing up’ for me…..I did grow up watching this show, LOL. Mac played an important role, not only as Katherine’s granddaughter, but also in the way the found each other. Mac’s dad was, actually, the apple of Katherine’s eye…but, was some kind of missionary and only visited GC once in a blue moon. Trust me, read up on the back-history….you won’t regret it. Mac was also involved with Billy….truly loved each other, but through lies and misconceptions, Katherine… Read more »

Cathy
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Cathy

Mac fell in love with Billy Abbott played by David Tom at the time. They eventually married but divorced when they realized that Mac and Billy were blood relatives through Katherine’s son Brock.

Celia
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Celia

Inwas just about to type your exact words, Leila…..I want Ashley….not the same. No one else will do!!

Celia
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Celia

I was…correction.

Celia
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Celia

@Cathy.
Thanks, Cathy….you have a better recollection than I, LOL.
I had forgotten Billy and Mac were once married. Supposedly, at the time, Brock and Jill were half siblings…..until they were not, LOL.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

So what is the occasion that brings all these Ex-Y&Rers back?

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

If you read the article, you’d know: it’s for the 45th anniversary celebration of The Young and the Restless.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

I did read the article Scott. I understand it’s fir the anniversary of the show. But what is happening in story to bring at least six former characters back is screen? A funeral? A wedding?

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

That has yet to be divulged, likely due to keeping spoilers out of the press. But, based on social media, it seems to be some kind of celebration of sorts.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

I”m reading on line its for JT’s funeral.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

OK…here it is…

1. David Lago (Raul)…TOTALLY!!!!!
2. Lauren Woodland (Brittany)…HELL YEAH!!!!!
3. Kelly Kruger…NO THANK YOU!!!!!
4. I am SUPER EXCITED about Meg Bennett (Julia) returning to Y&R for the 45th Anniversary…YAY!!!!!
5. Most of all, BRING TRICIA CAST (Nina) BACK for the celebration!!!!!

Later.

Celia
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Celia

Agree with your list and comments, Jay…
Brittany? Bad girl, LOL….nasty, nasty, meanie…DOUBLE LOL.
Kruger? Nah….I am assuming Mac is coming to cause a little stir for JT and Victoria?….not in a bad way, since Mac was always a good person. I only wish it could have been Ashley ( the original).
You know what would please me more than anything, Jay?….if some kind of clause/glitch was found in Katherine’s will. Devon should have really gotten one dollar, not all those other zeros attached to it.
Mac should have been the heiress.
Later, my friend.

Ron
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Ron

I’m with you, Celia! Mac should have inherited it all!

Celia
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Celia

@Ron. Hey, Ron, Even after all this time, the fact that Katherine left all that money to Devon, still rankles and festers. ….especially because Katherine had legally adopted Mac, so to keep Amanda’s ( Mac’s mother) rapacious hands from Mac. I guess it’s because I never understood the reasoning behind it. Katherine was head over heals ‘in adoration’ with Mac. The only thing with which I can reconcile myself is the fact that Katherine felt guilty for having given her son Tucker away? And, she made amends by endowing Devon with the bulk of her fortune? Perhaps, my feeling this… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

You know what would really please me, Jay? ….for Mac to take up with Billy—reacquaint themselves with what they once had. Won’t that collapse Phyllis’ house of sticks!….a huff and a puff, that’s all it’ll take.

Serena
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Serena

Where is Ashley Bashioum??? She was the REAL Mackenzie that everyone loved. Sorry but Kelly Kruger was awful. Never liked her or Clementine Ford.

They should’ve called up Ashley Bashioum. And if Ashley wasn’t available, Rachel Kimsey for second choice.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Kruger was likely called in because of her real-life relationship with Darin Brooks, who is Wyatt on The Bold and the Beautiful. She is a fine actress and will do great in the role once again!

Mo
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Mo

Mac should be back. What about her kids?

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I’m loving this right now. So many familiar faces and the characters that they once portrayed. It’s fantastic. I get the upset about Kelly Kruger being Mackenzie, however, she was my favourite actress in the role, despite my dislike for the role of Mackenzie as a whole. This is going to be a beautiful celebration and I’m hoping that some of these returns are more than guest spots, and might lead to long-term returning stories. Thank you, Mal Young, for doing this for us! I also find it laughable that **some** fans are claiming these recently-announced returned characters aren’t “important”… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

This makes me wonder if indeed JT is dying? They all came back for a funeral? I hope one of them asks Billy why he is sleeping with the chaperone of Glow by Jabot Ms. Phyllis !

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

It definitely is not for a funeral, that’s for certain.

Celia
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Celia

HaHa…too funny, Kay….Billy should be twenty-five, yes? Phyllis should be in her early fifties…Daniel was born when she was working for a DNA lab in NYC. She was all about getting and trapping rock star Danny Romalotti….and she did. She lied about Daniel’s paternity and sank her claws and fangs into him.
Chronologically, the ages are all WRONG!! Phyllis stopped aging untill Billy caught up to her. LOL.
So, yeah….Phyllis was Billy’s, Mac’s, Brittany’s, Colleen’s etc. chaperon at most events. Ha!

andrew
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andrew

Too bad they don’t bring back Tom Bierdz for a day or two as Phillip Chancellor II,and even the guy who played his son (and left the show to go into the militar). Phillip II could come back from Australia and reconnect in a bro-pal way with Cane, and perhaps give him some advice and support. Also we learn that he and Nina have become great friends, that she visits him frequently down under and has even written a book set in Australia (perhaps loosely resembling Phillip II”s story and how he and Cane became friends there).

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ABC’s Vicki Dummer & William Burton Among Executive Exits In Disney TV Cuts; Both Oversaw Aspects Of General Hospital

In a major reshuffling of the executive infrastructure at Disney/ABC, several lay-offs were handed-down including to longtime ABC executive Vicki Dummer who most recently was Head of Current Series Programming, ABC Entertainment,

In her position, Dummer oversaw the creative aspects from the network level for General Hospital.  Vicki had been with the company for over 24 years and was a noted longtime fan of the show in interviews she had given during her tenure.

 

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Back in September of 2018, William Burton was given the position of SVP and Head Of Daytime, Sports and Syndicated Development/Production for ABC Entertainment.  He had been in charge of the the business operations for General Hospital at a network level, while Dummer continued to handle the creative.  However today, Burton was also let-go.

The exits come as ABC and Hulu have consolidated original content under Craig Erwich, and 20th Television and Touchstone TV under Karey Burke.

The layoffs are believed to have effected 12 staff members mostly at the executive level.

Deadline broke the news and then updated their story later today.

Just who and what department in the new structuring will take over General Hospital remains to be seen.  We will keep you posted once any additional news or announcements are made.

So, what do you think of the exits of Vicki Dummer and William Burton? Comment below.

 

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GL & ATWT Alum Tom Pelphrey On His Role in ‘Mank’: “I Got To Say Rosebud On-Screen with Gary Oldman, in a David Fincher Film. Pretty Cool.”

What we all knew first, everyone in Hollywood and all of America is becoming to realize;  that Tom Pelphrey (Ex-Jonathan, Guiding Light, Mick, As the World Turns) is just a naturally-gifted actor able to tap into such deep emotional depths in every part he plays that make him a stand-out in every project he is in.

Now, this two-time Daytime Emmy winner, who is coming off a critically-acclaimed run in season 3 of Nerflix’s Ozark, can be seen in one of the talked about potential Oscar contenders, the film, Mank.

In the David Fincher film, Pelphrey plays Joseph Mankiewicz the brother to Gary Oldman’s Herman “Mank” Mankiewicz, and in a new interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Tom realizes the enormity of one of the key and most famous words in cinema history that he gets to say during Joseph’s reaction to Mank’s script for Citizen Kane … “rosebud”.

Pelphrey shared on the revelation that his line in the film is part of a huge historic fabric of cinema history: ““Oh my god. I didn’t even think about that. Wow. When you work on something like this, you really try to do your job to the best of your ability, and you really just focus on the task at hand.”

He added, Y”ou don’t really stop and consider the whole big thing- at least I didn’t. But you don’t want to get too swept up in that or get intimidated. You want to just come in, focus on your work and put your head down. And yeah, now is the time to sit back and say, ‘I got to say Rosebud on-screen with Gary Oldman, in a David Fincher film.’ Pretty cool.

Mank, is now available in select theatres and streams beginning on December 4th on Netflic.

So, excited to see Tom in Mank? Comment below.  But first, check out this trailer from the film,

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Soap Vet and ‘Selling Sunset’ Star, Chrishell Stause Dating DWTS Pro Keo Motsepe

On Wednesday, former All My Children, Days of our Lives, Y&R, and current Selling Sunset star, Chrishell Stause had some intriguing personal news revealed.  She is now dating Dancing with the Stars pro, Keo Motsepe.

Stause, who also competed on this season’s ABC ballroom dance floor competition, was rumored to have been dating her actual pro partner, Gleb Savchenko, when Gleb’s marriage to his wife dissolved.  Chrishell shut down the rumor mill on social media and let it be known that she and Savchenko were nothing more than good friends.

But instead, it appears Chrishell is linked to another dancer from the show … enter Keo.   As DWTS viewers know, Motsepe was the pro partner of another former soap star, Anne Heche (Ex-Vicky/Marly, Another World) during the just completed season of the show,.

The couple made their relationship official on Instagram with Motsepe, posting a pic on his account of him giving Chrishell a kiss on the cheek. and another subsequent post on his Instagram story..  Meanwhile, Stause shared a workout of the two masked-up.

Stause was previously married to former soap star and current member of the cast of This Is Us, Justin Hartley.  The couple divorced in 2019.

So, what do you think about the news of Chrishell and Keo as a couple? Comment below.,

 

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