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Eric Braeden's Memoir: I'll Be Damned: How My Young and Restless Life Led Me to America's #1 Daytime Drama, Now Available For Pre-Order!

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Want to be one of the first to have Y&R’s Daytime Emmy winning icon, Eric Braeden’s (Victor Newman) memoir? Now comes word via Braeden himself that his book is now available for pre-order in advance of its nationwide release on February 7. 2017.

The memoir entitled: I’ll Be Damned: How My Young and Restless Life Led Me to America’s #1 Daytime Drama, chronicles his amazing life, from his birth in World War II Germany to his arrival in America to his rise to humanitarian and daytime superstar for the past thirty-five years.

According to the official description of the book:  “Told with openness, candor, humor, heart, and occasional raw vulnerability, I’ll Be Damned reveals a man committed to making the world a better, more loving place. Filled with sixteen pages of photos from his decorated life and career, I’ll Be Damned will be a treasured keepsake for Y&R fans, and is an inspiring testament to the goodness within us all”

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Love the title: “I’ll be damned”, I always chuckle when he says that on the show. That part of the title I can see EB coming up with. Now the second part of the title “…led me to America’s daytime drama…” that sounds like some CBS PR person wanted that in there. LOL! Sounds like a good read.

He attacks all his twitter people who disagree he attacks his co stars he throws chairs at directors ! Etc etc Yow he is a real peach ugh

OMG! He’s the only person to ever do this, right?

It’s fine that you don’t like him. But it’s always better to focus on the folks you like rather than the ones who irritate you.

I think the character he portrays is played out. I usually find there’s no suspense to the characters actions or mustache twirling. So I fast forward to the characters who do engage me.

I agree. And I, too, chucked at the title. So Eric.

I hope that he’ll be narrating the audiobook. As of now, on, the narrator is only listed as “To Be Announced.” Eric Braeden’s life story in his own words will be great, but in his own voice will be even better.

Oh please!!!

Love to see if he tells us his reasoning behind knocking someone’s teeth out??!

I love the title too!! I can hear him saying that, for sure! It’s awesome!

I usually don’t end up reading very much, but I have great respect for Eric Braeden on so many levels, and I am quite excited that he has taken time to write and share his story. I know it will be a fascinating read and I can’t wait!

I love Eric Braeden and can’t wait to read his memoir.

I don’t give a damn

I’ll be damned… is he that smarmy that he rises above the name dropping of his “wiki” resume

he’s a soap opera actor… the bottom of the barrel… darned tootin he’s less

so he bellows and acts out

he’s character is bigger than he is… so he’ll prop for longevity

I don’t give a ratsw ass that he’s been titanic

he’s sunk to new lows

LMAO I love that title!

I hope he does a book tour! He and Anthony Geary are two soap icons on the daytime Mount Rushmore!

Now when is Tony G. going to publish the book he has said he is working on????? Your guess is as good as mine. And who wants to read it? Mmmmmm. Maybe I do and Genie? LOL!

I hope the letter he left Laura addressed to “Angel” is published since we never knew if she opened it!


Justin Hartley Talks on Wife and Y&R Alum, Sofia Pernas’, Upcoming Role in ‘Tracker’

Coming up, you can catch two Y&R alums for the price of one in the sixth episode of the first season of the new CBS drama, Tracker.

Justin Hartley (ex-Adam Newman, Y&R) stars as Colter Shaw and in the premise of Tracker, Colter grew up in a survivalist family, helps private citizens and law enforcement find missing loved ones. There is also a mystery involving the death of his father at the hands of some government agency, or possibly his older brother, when Colter was 15 that plays into the backstory.

In a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Hartley reveals that his real-life wife, Sofia Pernas, who played the role of Marissa Sierras on The Young and the Restless, will be appearing on the show.


Hartley previewed Sofia’s appearance, “Sofia is coming in episode six. She is a blast from the past. Colter had a relationship with her, and they were kind of in the reward business together. And then she sold him down the river. It wasn’t great. And so, they had a schism that happened in their relationship, and she comes back into his life for a certain reason and they’re forced to work together in a way to get to a common goal.”

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While Justin and Sofia are happily married in real-life, from Hartley’s tease, it doesn’t look like their Tracker alter-egos will end up the same way! Justin shared, “By the time you get to episode six, you will see this is outside of Colter’s comfort zone. There is obviously an attraction there, but something that happened that is very sad.”


The episode featuring Sofia entitled “Lexington” will air sometime in March. We will keep you updated as to the specific date when it becomes available. Make sure to watch Tracker Sunday night on CBS and streaming on Paramount+ beginning at 9pm ET.

Looking forward to seeing Justin and Sofia together on-screen on ‘Tracker’? Comment below.

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Daytime Stars We Lost Remembered in 2024 SAG Awards In-Memoriam Tribute

On Saturday night at the 30th annual SAG Awards streaming on Netflix, several stars from the world of soap opera were remembered in a very moving In-Memoriam segment.

Honoring those actors we lost this past year, and set to the song “How do I Say Goodbye” by Dean Lewis, the screen was filled with so many heartbreaking losses.

Those who were remembered in the tribute included: Bill Hayes (Doug, Days of our Lives), Ellen Holly (Carla, One Life to Live), Nicolas Coster (Lionel, Santa Barbara et al), Tyler Christopher (Nikolas, GH, Stefan DAYS), Billy Miller (Billy, Y&R and Drew, GH), Sharon Farrell (Flo, Y&R), Arlene Sorkin (Calliope, DAYS), Kamar de los Reyes (Antonio, OLTL), Jeffrey Carlson (Zoe/Zarf, AMC) and Mark Goddard (Ted, OLTL).

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Other notable stars who passed away and were included in the tribute were: Chita Rivera, Andre Braugher, Suzanne Somers, and Matthew Perry.

Before the video package was played, actress Naomi Watts took to the stage and shared, “We have lost so many extraordinary actors in the past year, but because they touched the world with their talent, we all share their loss. To those of us who worked with them, alongside them, we feel their loss and their absence deeply.”

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She added, “Of course their memory will live on in our recollections of the precious time we shared together — and through their work, their performances captured in countless frames of images, ever ready to dance across the screen and come to life again, if only for a while.”

What did you think of the In-Memoriam Tribute at the 2024 SAG Awards and seeing a lot of familiar faces being included who represent the soaps? Comment. below.

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‘Blue Mountain State’ Sequel Series Being Shopped, Darin Brooks Expected Back & ‘Reacher’s’ Alan Ritchson

The Bold and the Beautiful favorite and Daytime Emmy winner, Darin Brooks (ex-Wyatt) looks to be set to reprise his signature role in the upcoming sequel to the comedy series, Blue Mountain State that is currently being shopped.

According to Deadline, a couple likely destinations for the reboot would be Amazon, where another series star Alan Ritchson headlines the hit show Reacher, and Netflix, where Blue Mountain State found cult status following its initial three seasons on Spike TV. Ritchson is attached to this project.

In the original series premise back in 2010, Blue Mountain State told the tales of three incoming freshman played by Darin Brooks, Alan Ritchson and Chris Romano try to adapt to college life while juggling football, girls, classes and of course nonstop hazing.

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Darin Brooks played Alex Moran, the quarterback of the Mountain Goats, while Ritchson played Kevin “Thad” Castle the team captain and co-creator Chris Romano who played Sammy Cacciatore, the school’s mascot, and Alex’s roommate.

Photo: SpikeTV

In 2016, the movie Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland, continued the story and was funded by a kickstarter campaign with Brooks, Ritchson and Roman all reprising their roles.

During Darin Brooks recent livestream conversation with the Michael Fairman Channel not only did he address his exit from B&B, but his role on Blue Mountain State. You can check it out below.

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