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

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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)
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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
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Penny

I hope you are right, Scott!

Daniele Johnson
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Daniele Johnson

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

Carol
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Carol

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

Chrystie_Delancey
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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
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Michelle

Welcome Jessica and Michael on your beautiful new daughter❤️

Mo
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Mo

Congrats. Enjoy your new role.

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

Mo
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Mo

Didn’t know she was pregnant.

Barbara from Atlanta
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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
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jaybird369

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

damien
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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… Read more »

Nanci
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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
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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
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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
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blake

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

Barbara from Atlanta
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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… Read more »

Linda Gould
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Linda Gould

Congratulations Jessica and Michael on the birth of your daughter.

Dee
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Dee

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

elna
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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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OLTL Alum Christopher Cousins Appears on General Hospital as Dante’s Doctor

On Thursday, the very shrewd fans of daytime drama, noticed a very familiar face on General Hospital in scenes with Dominic Zamprogna in Dante’s return storyline.

Playing Dante’s Doctor turned out to be Christopher Cousins, most soap-famous for his role as Cain Rogan on One Life to Live from 1991 to 1994 and later reprising the role of the conman back in 2008.  Cain was romantically involved with Tina Lord (Andrea Evans) while in story in Llanview.

Cousins also made appearance on two other daytime drama: as Greg Houston on Another World in 1986 and as Colin Crowley on As the World Turns in 1990.  More recently Christopher has been appearing in numerous primetime TV shows and films.

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Amanda opened up about expecting her third child and her decision to be safe during this time to Soap Opera Digest, stating:  “Despite being really excited and eager to jump back into GH, due to the many unknowns with Covid and expectant mothers, it was advised for us to wait it out.”

Amanda went to say on her temporary exit from playing Brook Lynn: “I will miss her, but only temporarily! Looking forward to stepping back into her shoes soon enough!”

Setton had nothing but good things to say about her replacement: “I can’t wait to see what Briana brings to the character! I’m sure she will do an incredible job and will bring her own interpretations to this fun and complex character! I’ll be watching and rooting for her all the way!”

Meanwhile, Lane took to her Twitter account to express: “Honored to fill some big, wildly talented shoes and step in as the fierce and loving Brook Lynn Quartermaine. Working alongside such gifted actors and a kind=-hearted crew on such a legendary show has been a career milestone… So happy to be on board!!

Lane has appeared in American Horror Story, NCIS, All American, and 9-1-1 to name a few.

So ready to give Briana a chance at her take on Brook Lynn, while we wish Amanda all the best during her maternity leave? Comment below.

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Guiding Light Virtual Reunion Slated with Ellen Parker, Rachel Miner, Maeve Kinkead & Tina Sloan

Springfield fans will be excited for this one!  Coming up on The Locher Room, Alan Locher has reunited none other than Ellen Parker (Maureen Bauer), Maeve Kinkead (Vanessa Lewis), Rachel Miner (Michelle Bauer), and Tina Sloan (Lillian Raines).

The women will all be part of a special Guiding Light reunion on Wednesday, August 12th beginning at 3:00PM EST/12 PM PST

This fab foursome will reminisce about their time in Springfield and discuss the death of the beloved character, Maureen, that still resonates today as one of the most shocking and saddest on-screen departures in the genre.

To watch this virtual GL event click here

So, what would you want to ask Ellen Parker about her exit from the show as Maureen? What do you recall about the storyline? Comment below.

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