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Doug Davidson Celebrates 40 Years On Y&R: What Is Your Favorite Paul Williams Moment?

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This kind of longevity could not have happened to a nicer guy and one hell of an actor! Of course, we are celebrating today the 40th anniversary of Daytime Emmy- winner Doug Davidson of The Young and the Restless.

As Doug Williams he is vital to solving crimes and investigating the nefarious and criminal activity in Genoa City!

Who can forget some of Paul’s most memorable moments which included: a 1986 storyline with Lauren (Tracey E. Bregman) who submitted a snapshot of a naked Paul for a contest and he became a national centerfold, and then how his mother Mary Williams (Carolyn Conwell) saw it! Let’s not forget in 2002, when Paul was romantically involved with Isabella (Eva Longoria) who gave birth to their son, Ricky … and who tried to kill Christine (Lauralee Bell). In 2012, a grown-up Ricky (Peter Porte) returned to Genoa City and was revealed to be a killer. In an ironic twist, Paul shot his son, who fell out a window to his death.

And in perhaps one of the more touching moments, at the written request of the late Katherine Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper), Christine and Paul were remarried at Chancellor Park. In 2014, Paul discovered he had a son, Dylan (Steve Burton), who later entered the Witness Protection Program.

All through the day, Doug’s Y&R cast members have been posting videos from the humorous to the sincere and tweets paying tribute to him including: Eric Braeden (Victor), Jason Thompson (Billy), Kristoff St. John (Neil), Lauralee Bell (Christine), as well as GH’s Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) and Steve Burton (Jason).

In response to the many messages he received throughout the day, Davidson tweeted: “Seriously, I don’t know how to thank you all. I am so blessed to have so much love showered upon me. I thank you all for your compassion. God bless you all.”

Share your congratulations and well-wishes for Doug for his four decade run on Y&R. Then let us know, what has been your favorite Paul Williams story, or moment of all-time via the comment section below!

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CONGRATULATIONS on 40 years at Y&R!!!!!

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Denise Richards Joins The Cast Of The Bold and the Beautiful

Looks Like Denise Richards will be pulling double duty! After recently joining the new season of Bravo’s hit reality show franchise, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the actress has also joined CBS Daytime’s The Bold and the Beautiful.

In casting news out of PEOPLE.com, Richards is set to play Flo’s mom (Katrina Bowden), Shauna Fulton.

Richards is joining B&B in a contract role.  What we do know from the series EP and head writer, Brad Bell as told to PEOPLE: “Shauna is a fun-loving, hard-working single mother from Las Vegas who aspires to live life to its absolute fullest. She heads for Los Angeles when she learns that her daughter, Florence ‘Flo’, the pride and joy of her life, is entangled in a complicated situation. However, Shauna’s involvement won’t stop there. She’s got a past and big secrets to spill.”

Look for Denise to start her B&B adventure taping all-new episodes this Friday with her debut on April 3.

In the meantime you can catch Richards on RHOBH as their season kicked-off last week on February 12th.

So, what do you think of the addition of Denise Richards to The Bold and the Beautiful? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Jussie Smollett Scenes Cut From ‘Empire’ In Light Of Attack Investigation

As of Tuesday, the production of Fox’s hit series, Empire has slashed Jussie Smollett’s upcoming scenes following reports that the suspicion is now on him for allegedly staging the “hate” attack he reported to the Chicago PD back on January 29th.

According to production sources viaTMZ: Jussie was supposed to have nine scenes and a big musical performance in the second-to-last episode of Season 5,  Now, five scenes and the musical number have been axed.  Smollett’s character is also no longer the focus of his remaining four scenes, which will now feature an ensemble of characters.

The actor/singer who portrays Jamal Lyon will be working Friday and possibly Thursday but won’t be rehearsing.

The Empire writers are said to have been scrambling over the last 24 hours to revise this season’s scripts.

All of this despite despite strongly expressed renewed support by Empire showrunner Brett Mahoney on February 17th.  The goal now is said to be to reduce Smollett’s role both in dramatic stints and musical performances.

Empire returns for the remainder of its fifth season on March 13.

Smollett claims he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack near his Chicago apartment, but things took a turn when he may have paid two friends to help stage the assault.

This case is said to be going before a Grand Jury as early as today.

What are your thoughts on the latest developments in the Smollett case and Empire reducing his appearances for the remainder of the season? Comment below.

 

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TODAY: Y&R’s Melody Thomas Scott Visits ‘The Talk’ As Her 40th Anniversary Week As Nikki Newman Kicks-Off

On today’s broadcast of the CBS afternoon series, The Talk, the ladies welcome Y&R icon, Melody Thomas Scott, who this week celebrates her incredible 40th anniversary with the show as Nikki Newman.

During her segment, Melody chats on Wednesday’s upcoming standalone episode where Nikki is in jail reflecting on her life.  Wednesday is also the exact date of Thomas Scott’s 40th anniversary with the CBS Daytime drama series.

During the segment Melody fills the ladies in on the “All About Nikki” episode, as she relates:  “I was so thrilled that they did this. It’s truly, really the life of Nikki in the entirety of the episode. It’s all about Nikki. And she’s in jail. She’s writing a letter to her grandchildren so that she can explain who she really is, how she got to where she is.  I have to narrate it, I’ve got a voice-over, a long voice-over. And then, as I’m thinking about all these different times in my life, I can’t believe I’m referring to me as her, her life, then we see the flashbacks. And for the longtime viewers, even current viewers, it is such a trip down memory lane. I mean, you are on that train and you’re not getting off…all of the clips have not been seen since they were first aired.”

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In addition, Melody addresses the passing of her longtime co-star and friend, Kristoff St. John relating:  “I adored him. We all adored him. There was something very unique and magical about him. He would just draw you into his wonderful world. And all of his bear hugs, I can’t believe I’ll never get a bear hug. Going to any kind of event, any party, the first thing I said when I got there was ‘Where’s Kristoff?’ I want to find Kristoff, I want to be with him, I want to be in his air space. Because that’s the kind of guy he was, and I think that came through on camera. I think everybody sensed that, I mean everybody adored him.”

So, will you be checking out Melody on today’s episode of The Talk (2PMEST and 1PM PST) today? Comment below.

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