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Former Y&R Star and Daytime Emmy Pre-Nominee, Jessica Collins Welcomes Her New Baby Girl!

Photo Credit: HutchinsPhoto.com

Photo Credit: HutchinsPhoto.com

It’s been a stellar last seven days for former The Young and the Restless star Jessica Collins (Ex-Avery), the talented actress and chef!  First as revealed today, Collins welcomed into the world her new bundle of joy, a daughter named Jemma!

Collins shared her excitement as a proud mother on her Who Say account with a picture of her new baby adding: “Over the moon to finally share with you my greatest role: #Mommy @michaelcooney1 and I proudly present Jemma Kate Collins Cooney Born 1/23/16 #HappiestDayOfMyLife”.

In addition on Wednesday, Jessica received happy news from Daytime Emmy land, where she learned she was Pre-Nominated for her work in the Supporting Actress category for her work on Y&R.

Many have considered Collins work in her final storyline before her exit to be some of her finest work.  She now competes against 9 other actresses for the final spots in the blue ribbon round of judging.

Share your well-wishes and congratulations for Collins and dad writer/ director Michael Cooney on the birth of their daughter in the comment section below!

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Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

Congratulations to Jessica on the birth of her daughter!! Miss her as Avery on The Young and the Restless but, have a feeling there are bigger and better things for her, especially in the daytime medium!

Penny
Penny

I hope you are right, Scott!

Daniele Johnson
Daniele Johnson

I dont miss Avery. I wish Chelsea would leave sorry not a fan

Carol
Carol

Had no idea she was even pregnant. Happy for her but I dont miss her character on the show

Chrystie_Delancey
Chrystie_Delancey

Congratulations to Jessica and her beau on their new bundle of joy.

Welcome to motherhood, Jessica. It IS the best job you will ever have.

(Incidentally, she announced this on her official Instagram account too.)

Michelle
Michelle

Welcome Jessica and Michael on your beautiful new daughter❤️

Mo
Mo

Congrats. Enjoy your new role.

There were other actresses who should have been nominated over her.

Mo
Mo

Didn’t know she was pregnant.

Barbara from Atlanta
Barbara from Atlanta

I didn’t either. I was looking in the article for a reference to “adoption” or “surrogate.”

She must have been pregnant in her waning days on Y&R but didn’t look like she was expecting.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Hey, Mo…I agree. To me, Jessica Collins should N-O-T have been nominated PERIOD!!!!! Ridiculous.

damien
damien

congrats to my favorite y n r actress , jessica!…
you deserve the nomination and furthermore the award for best actress, it wasnt easy performing the hell out of a roller coaster storyline where pratt and jfp threw you and scott elrodd to the wolves! that convoluted story twist where suddenly joe was abusive and dylan suddenly got over you for sharon when you needed him most would have been hard for any actress to perform but you killed it!
y n r is a mess most days so enjoy motherhood, hopefully we will see you in genoa city when the brass stops with the bs victor vs santori nonsense

Nanci
Nanci

Congratulations to Jessica on the birth of her little
girl. What a cutie!

Miss the character of Avery so much, and hope she gets
that Emmy…her work was great!

Mark Y
Mark Y

Jessica Schmessica. Can’t wait for tomorrow’s episode and see the scene where Hilary reminds Nikki she was a stripper. Ooooohhhhh ….. oh, ok. Congrats to Jessica!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Yup! After Hilary’s declaration, Mark Y, maybe Nikki’s nose will come down a peg or two. Having been a stripper is not the “worst” in Nikki’s past. Gutter urchin comes to mind…LOL.

blake
blake

Congrats to her! I miss her beautiful face on Y&R

Barbara from Atlanta
Barbara from Atlanta

I like her but I’m not buying this sentence in the article:

“Many have considered Collins work in her final storyline before her exit to be some of her finest work.”

Collins is a good actress but the writing for her was so horrible when she left that I can’t believe anyone would think this is her “finest work.” This is not a criticism of her acting but a critique of the quality of the script she was given. The plot was terrible; the acting alone couldn’t save it.

If those scenes seriously qualify as the “finest” work that Collins did on her 3 years on Y&R, the remark is a very sad comment about the state of this show.

Obviously, I do not agree with this statement.

Linda Gould
Linda Gould

Congratulations Jessica and Michael on the birth of your daughter.

Dee
Dee

Love Jessica Collins. Wish she was back on Y&R. Congrats on the baby

elna
elna

Congratulations on the baby. We in South Africa has maybe one Y&R episode left before Avery exits. You are a good actress and also loved the show Tru calling wish it didn’t end which just a few shows in season 2.

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Natasha Henstridge To Play Opposite GH’s Departing Vinessa Antoine in DIGGSTOWN

More casting news from the upcoming Canadian legal drama series, Diggstown which will star General Hospital’s Vinessa Antoine (Jordan) in the central role of Marcie Diggs.

As fans know, Antoine will be exiting GH in the role of Jordan as she begins filming the CBC series.

However, Antoine is getting a co-star on her new show, in none other than Natasha Henstridge.  The actress has previously appeared in CW’s Beauty and the Beast and Secret Circle.

 

According to Deadline, in Diggstown, Natasha will play Colleen MacDonald, a single, no-nonsense, openly gay director of legal aid now headquartered in Halifax after being blacklisted by the legal community in Toronto. She hopes to one day work her way back home.

As for the premise of the new series, Diggstown is set in the gritty arena of legal aid.  It centers on Marcie Diggs (Antoine), a star lawyer who reconsiders her priorities after her beloved aunt commits suicide following a malicious prosecution. Landing at a legal aid office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Marcie is driven by one thing – to never again allow innocent lives to be destroyed by the justice system.  The team of lawyers that Marcie works with are a curious band of do-gooders, cynics and scrappers – messy souls struggling to keep personal disappointment and demons out of their practice as they work directly in the community to find justice for their diverse clients, exploring issues of racism, poverty and gender bias.”

Antoine is the first black actress to be cast as a dramatic series lead on iconic Canadian Broadcasting Company, CBC.

So, what do you think of the premise of Diggstown?  Sounds intriguing to us! Comment below.

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DAYS Freddie Smith and Alyssa Tabit Officially Engaged!

He popped the question and she said, “Yes!”

This weekend, Days of our Lives star Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis) proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Alyssa Tabit and Instagram had the pictures to prove it!

Sharing a beautiful photo on both of their social media accounts taken in Malibu, the duo share a kiss, are dressed in white, and Alyssa is showing off that ring!  Tabit expressed: “Best. Day. EVER!!!! 💍Freddie Smith, Love you until the end of time! ♥️♥️♥️ #engaged”

Freddie simply stated: 💍Love you Alyssa Tabit”

Recently, Freddie told Soap Opera Digest that by the end of summer the two were going to get engaged.

The lovebirds also co-host their own podcast called The Freddie and Alyssa Show which is available via iTunes and YouTube.

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Jason Canela Reveals: “I’m Proud And Honored To Officially Be A Full-Time Member Of The Young and the Restless Family”

Former telenovela star, Jason Canela (Arturo) is staying put in Genoa City.  Canela, who is of Cuban descent, was originally brought on to The Young and the Restless as a building contractor, who winds up being the boy toy of none other than Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott).

Later, his story switched and Arturo has now been romancing and paired with Nikki’s stepdaughter, Abby Newman (Melissa Ordway).

Now as Arturo becomes more entrenched in the Newman clan, Canela posted on his Instagram account that the CBS soap has signed him on as a contract player.

Jason expressed: “I’ve always believed that there are two types of artists. There are working ones and blessed ones. Thankfully I’ve had an incredible support system to always motivate me and help me push forward no matter how tough things got while I was working to become a better version of me so that one day I could be blessed. To every artist out there who feels discouraged because they have not booked that role or gotten that verse picked up in a track just remember that our line of work is not the easiest but if you truly love it then you know that if you continue to PUT IN THE WORK one day you will be blessed. Thank you to Mal Young, Sony, CBS & The Young and the Restless for believing in me and making me feel at home in Genoa city and blessing me with the opportunity to bring life to Arturo Rosales. I’m proud and honored to officially be a full time member of the The Young and the Restless family.” #Blessed #EnjoyEveryMoment

Glad to hear there is more Arturo in Genoa City and Jason is on contract at the top-rated daytime drama series? Comment below.

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