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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”

To pre-order via Harper Collins publishing click here! To pre-order via Amazon.com click here!

Looking forward to reading what Eric had to share? Comment below!

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jeanine girard
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jeanine girard

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.

k/kay
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k/kay

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

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

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.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

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

Gerry
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Gerry

I hope that he’ll be narrating the audiobook. As of now, on Audiobooks.com, 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.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Oh please!!!

k/kay
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k/kay

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

Maureen Rieder
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Maureen Rieder

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

Maureen Rieder
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Maureen Rieder

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!

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

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

Patrick
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Patrick

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

mark
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mark

LMAO I love that title!

Timmm
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Timmm

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

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

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!

Timmm
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Timmm

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

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Guiding Light’s Robert Newman Pays Tribute to the Brilliance of Lisa Brown

On Sunday, longtime Guiding Light mainstay, Robert Newman (Ex-Josh Lewis), shared a heartfelt message on his Facebook page on the death of his former co-star, Lisa Brown (Ex-Nola Reardon).

As previously reported, Brown passed away earlier this week at the age of 67 from cancer. She portrayed the beloved role of Nola on the CBS soap opera from 1980-1985 and was front and center in many stories which featured Nola’s antics, fantasies, and of course, her love affair with Quint, the late Michael Tylo.

In his message on Brown’s death, Robert Newman expressed: “I was greatly saddened to hear of the sudden death of the great Lisa Brown. When I first joined the show in 1981, Lisa was pretty much the center of everything. A real whirlwind. Her work with the late Michael Tylo was fantastic. I particularly have fond memories of Nola’s fantasies …Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, etc. I don’t think I was ever a part of those fantasies, but I remember watching them being taped in the studio and she was just amazing.”

Newman goes on to say: “One of my fondest Lisa memories, however, was sitting in the audience at the Winter Garden Theater in NYC watching Lisa head up the cast of 42nd Street with Lee Roy Reams in 1981 or so. It was one of those times when you see a colleague that you know from one genre, Daytime Drama, in an entirely different genre, Musical Comedy, and you are completely surprised and blown away. Again, she was just fantastic in the role and I as a fellow musical comedy performer, I had great, great respect for her. Below is a clip from a television performance of her as Peggy in 42nd Street. Her death at such a young age is a great loss to the daytime community. Love and prayers to her family and friends.”

Michael Fairman TV also shares below the video posted by Robert below, which reminds us of just how multi-talented Lisa was for her fans, the audience, and to all that knew her. On a personal note: “Lisa always performed at the ‘Night of the Daytime Stars’ benefit for AMFAR in New York City during the AIDS pandemic that I created and produced.  It was the annual event held the night before the Daytime Emmys, and she was always willing to lend her support and talents to help others in need.”

Share your thoughts on Robert Newman’s remembrance of Lisa Brown via the comment section.

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Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson Share Disagreement with Each Other Over Vaccine Mandate; Will Continue ‘Stone Cold and the Jackal’ Shows In 2022

On the latest episode of their That’s Awesome podcast with Steve and Bradford, released over the Thanksgiving holiday, General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) and Steve Burton (Ex-Jason Morgan) took some moments to address how Steve’s decision to not adhere to the ABC and GH Covid-19 vaccine mandate (which caused the two-time Daytime Emmy-winning star to be let go from the show) would affect their live shows, podcasts, content moving forward, as well as if it has caused a riff in their friendship.

When addressing listeners of the podcast, Anderson shared the the two would continue on with their projects, but that he disagreed with Burton’s decision to not follow the GH vaccine mandate.

Photo: Podcast One

Bradford expressed: “If you know us, and know are brand, if you will, it’s built on friendships, and like all friends, we have disagreements.  I disagree with Steve’s decision and he knows that. But over are years of friendships, we have had plenty of discussions about this and other topics, and sometimes we agree and sometimes we don’t, but at the end of the day we are still friends.”

Steve added: “We usually don’t get into decisive things on the show.  Look, I have a right to believe in what I want, and you have a right to believe in what you want, and that’s what makes this country great and we have never been about division.”  In addition, Steve was clear that he has not agreed to any interviews at this time on the subject of his exit, and that he is already moving on, sharing: “I am just grateful for my time at General Hospital and the people and the friendships I have made there, especially with the fans.  I have had an incredible life. Listen, I’m OK. I’m at peace. I ‘m moving forward and I am excited about it.  Like I said in my video, when one door closes, multiple doors open, and that’s what happened already.  I’ve gotten a lot of requests for interviews that I don’t want to do, because I don’t want division … that’s the bottom line.”

Look for Anderson and Burton to hit the road in 2022 and continue with their successful Stone Cold and the Jackal live comedy show and appearances.

What did you think about how Steve and Bradford addressed their disagreement on the vaccine mandate within the podcast? Will you be seeing Steve and Bradford live if they come to your town in 2022? Comment below.

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Christian LeBlanc Marks 30 Years as Y&R’s Michael Baldwin; Soap Plans Special Episode to Air in January

Three-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Christian LeBlanc, is celebrating today his 30th anniversary in the role of Michael Baldwin.

He began his portrayal of the legal eagle troubled bad boy back on November 26th, 1991. Since that time the character of Michael has evolved into one of the fan favorites in Genoa City.

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The Young and the Restless has revealed that coming in early January 2022, Christian and “Michael Baldwin” will have a special episode dedicated to them to honor the milestone.

Photo: JPI

LeBlanc has won the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Daytime Emmy in 2005, 2007, and 2009 for his riveting performances.

Photo: JPI

To make the occasion on Friday, Christian and Y&R celebrated his 30 years with a special look-back video of some of his most memorable moments where LeBlanc provided commentary.  You can check it out below.

Share your congrats to Christian for 30 years on a job well-done on The Young and the Restless via the comment section.

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