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Eva Longoria Visits THE TALK & Dishes On How Her Time On Y&R Prepared Her For TELENOVELA!

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Eva Longoria stopped by The Talk on Monday afternoon to promote an all new episode of her new NBC comedy series Telenovela (8:30PMET/PT) tonight.  Longoria’ latest project  takes a look at life in front of the camera and behind the scenes of a Spanish-speaking soap.

During Longoria’s discussion of her previous forays into soaps, when talking about former Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry’s thoughts on the difference between a daytime soap and a primetime one, Eva related that Marc always said: “The difference between daytime soaps and nighttime soaps are the men are the divas!”

When Y&R fan and The Talk co-host Sheryl Underwood brought up Longoria’s “cray-cray” days as Isabella on the CBS Daytime drama, and how it helped prepare her for her role and creating Telenovela, Longoria said she used a lot of themes from her time in Genoa City: “Everything about it  …  all of the drama behind the scenes … who’s banging who … the young ingenue nipping at your heels … and the older actress getting pushed out of the way!”

Watch what Eva said during her segment on The Talk after the jump!  Then let us know: do you agree with Marc Cherry’s assessment that men are the biggest divas on daytime soaps?  Do you remember Eva as Paul’s (Doug Davidson) wife, Isabella?  Her thoughts on her time at Y&R? Are you enjoying Telenovela? Comment below!

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I tried to watch Telenovela, give it chance
I found it to be to be spoofing soaps or stupid, something not right about it.

I dunno, perhaps I’ll have another look-see

Melissa
Melissa

I can absolutely believe daytime men are the divas. They drive story (look at Sonny on GH); hold out for better contracts (Eric Braedonon Y&R); and demand changes to scripts (Geary on GH). But are they worth it?

Mo
Mo

I didn’t watch Y&R when it was on.

I was looking forward to Eva’s show and wanted to love it, but I don’t. I couldn’t get through the second episode.

Donna
Donna

The show is terrible, and Eva is a slut whore in real life.

DYLAN
DYLAN

And you know her SO well to pass that kind of judgment. Settle your kettle and don’t post such disgusting things about another human being!

Helen
Helen

I have to agree with you Donna. Eva is a slut, the woman gets around. LOL.

Mo
Mo

I meant when SHE was on. LOL

Melissa
Melissa

I just watched Telenovela last night and really liked it. Thought it was genuinely funny and had a lot of heart. Yes it spoofed soaps but, let’s face it, soaps are kind of spoof worthy.

I love gh
I love gh

I love this show! It is really campy, like a cross between Soap and Dynasty. It is very tongue-in-cheek. My hubby watches it too, and we laugh out loud every time.

Give it a try!

JUDY K
JUDY K

WHO STILL WATCHES THE VIEW??? AND DONT PEOPLE GET TIRED OF THIS FAKE OVER THE TOP WOMAN?

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THIS WEEK: Jacqueline MacInnes Wood Returns To The Bold and the Beautiful

Make sure to circle Thursday, May 23rd for the return on-air of newly crowned Lead Actress in a Drama Series winner, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood to her role as Steffy Forrester on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful.

In story, after being away taking care of business in Paris for Forrester International, Stefffy returns home to Los Angeles with her two baby girls: Kelly and Phoebe in tow.  But when she comes back what will happen when she finds out the news about Flo (Katrina Bowden)?  Will Steffy soon learn she has Hope’s (Annika Noelle) daughter?

As fans of Jacqui know, she was on maternity leave from the CBS Daytime drama series following the birth of her first child, her son, Rise Harlen who was born on March 4th.

Wood is now juggling being a new mom, and her gig at B&B, which other daytime actresses have done before her.

So, what are your hopes for Steffy when she is back in action? Who should be the man in her life, or should she go it alone for awhile as she had previously noted? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

But first, check out the latest B&B promo heralding Steffy’s  return, and then check out Michael Fairman TV’s red carpet and exclusive backstage interview with Jacqui immediately following her Lead Actress victory at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

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Ellen Pompeo Rips Into ‘The Bachelor’ Creator And Defends Kelly Ripa For Her Comments

Things just got juicy from daytime to primetime after Kelly Ripa let her thoughts be known about the current ‘Bachelorette’ Hannah Brown and the ‘Bachelor’ franchise during her morning show with Ryan Seacrest this week,

During a moment on the syndicated Live with Kelly and Ryan on Tuesday, Seacrest informed Ripa that the new ‘Bachelorette’ would be appearing on Thursday’s episode to which Ripa said: “You know how I feel about this show? It disgusts me. And I thought that I was disgusted because I couldn’t stand the idea of 25 exceptional women fighting over one ordinary fella, in my opinion. You know how we feel ladies! We are too special to be arguing over a guy.”  She also called the audience out for watching this “gross, gross, show.”

Following her sentiments, The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss took to his Twitter account as did host and EP, Chris Harrison.  Fleiss said, “Easy, Kelly Ripa.  The Bachelor franchise pays for your salary.”  While Harrison tweeted: “Look out @KellyRipa⁩ is coming after you and your ‘disgusting’ Monday night habit.”

Next, none other than Grey’s Anatomy franchise star, Ellen Pompeo joined the fray.  She tweeted in defense of Ripa.  Pompeo wrote: “Okay @fleissmeister… that’s some handle bro! Your show does NOT pay @KellyRipa salary. Also we don’t attack successful women on our network and men certainly cannot take credit for their success. Don’t get me started on your show cuz I’m a savage….

And in the end on Thursday’s installment of the entertainment talk show, Hannah Brown made her guest appearance and she weighed-in on the situation expressing that she didn’t follow the franchise at first, but being on the show has changed her mind. Ripa maintained her disgust for the series.

Brown went on to say to Ripa: “Like you, I didn’t really follow the show, wasn’t a big fan, but being part of the show, it’s not women fighting against each other.  Some of my best friends came from the show and were really supportive.”

So what do you think about what Ripa, Pompeo, Brown, Harrison and Fleiss had to share with each other on their Twitter war? Comment below.

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Eva LaRue Joins The Cast of The Young and the Restless

Say what? Mario Santos Grey of All My Children is coming to Genoa City?   Well, not exactly, but longtime fan favorite Eva LaRue,who played Pine Valley’s Maria (from 1993-2011) is headed to The Young and the Restless in exciting casting news today.

On Y&R, Eva will play the mother of Rey (Jordi Vilasuso) and Lola (Sasha Calle) named Celeste Rosales.

According to EW.com who broke the casting news: Celeste “shares a complex relationship with her children”, Rey Rosales and Lola Rosales.”

LaRue will begin filming next week and will debut on the June 26th episode of the top-rated CBS Daytime drama series.

Currently, Eva is the host of CW’s Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Animal Tales.  LaRue is very familiar with being part of the CBS network family having played Natalia Boa Vista on primetime’s CSI: Miami. 

So, what do you think of Eva LaRue joining Y&R? Comment below.

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