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Former Y&R Star Burgess Jenkins Reveals Good News, His Wife Is Cancer Free

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The former Billy Abbott of The Young and the Restless, Burgess Jenkins left his role on-air on the top-rated soap opera back in November of 2015.   Jenkins was replaced by Jason Thompson, who debuted in January of 2016.

After Jenkins departed Y&R, it was later revealed that the main reason for his departure was to be closer to his wife Ashlee Jenkins, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in November of 2015.  The couple has been residing in North Carolina.

On Saturday, Jenkins posted a beautiful picture on his Twitter account of himself along with Ashlee, and a tweet that read: “6 mos ago w grace, faith, humor & unending strength she put the gloves on & fought. Today she’s cancer free #warrior”

Send your well-wishes to Ashlee and Burgess in the comment section below, and your thoughts on the the good news that he shared with all of his fans.

 

 

 

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Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

This is wonderful news. Congratulations to the entire family. Once again I say, Burgess is definitely to be commended for putting family ahead of career. Bless them both.

Tani Sterling
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Tani Sterling

Agreed! Thanks to Michael Fairman for letting us know; fans do care.

shawn cosson
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shawn cosson

PRAISE GOD! THANK YOU GOD FOR HEALING ASHLEE! PLEASE LORD JUST PLEASE KEEP ASHLEE & BURGESS SURROUNDED & COMFORTED/BLANKETED BY YOUR LOVE, HEALING & PEACE AND YOUR ANGELS! CONGRATS ASHLEE & BURGESS ON GREAT NEWS! GOD BLESS YOU BOTH!

clh
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clh

Really good to hear! Continued prayers and good health to you both.

PAM BARNETT
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PAM BARNETT

I SO HAPPY FOR YOU I HATE THAT YOU LEFT BUT I AM GLAD FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY BUT I MISS YOU ON THE SHOW

Donna Jones
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Donna Jones

I am so happy to hear this news. Makes me happy when any one can beat this horrible disease. It does take a log of fight and determination to come out on top of it.
Wish you were coming back as Billy Abbott, the new Billy is not you.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Happy news!

Barb
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Barb

So glad for you both! Cancer is a tough opponent, glad Ashlee beat it!

rhonda elliot
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rhonda elliot

Prayers for your wife burgess. Wish you.d come back to Y&R miss you.

Jenna
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Jenna

Awesome news for them !

blake
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blake

Great news! And it’s awesome to see his former Y&R co-stars congratulating them in the Twitter post listed on here, the actors that play Adam, Kevin, Abby, ex-Avery, etc.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Excellent news! A man with priorities.

Ray
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Ray

I would like to see him come to DOOL as Mike Horton.

Penny
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Penny

Great News! Hope to see him on the soaps again soon!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

WONDERFUL NEWS!!!!!!!!!!

joyce gacsaly
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joyce gacsaly

Hi – So glad to hear news. Miss you as Billy. You worked into the perfect Billy. Hope you will be able to return.

sue
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sue

so so happy for her, God Bless

Irene
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Irene

Honorable choice

Shelley Carlson
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Shelley Carlson

So very happy for your wife. She is a brave woman who has been through so very much. I know this because my 29 yr old daughter has breast cancer and just had her 5th of 6 chemo treatments. People could never realize what your wife has experienced these past months, such as the many side effects, and the days after treatment.How great a guy you have been to stay by her side. Please know that you are missed on Y&R! Best wishes for the future to you and your lovely wife!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

This is wonderful news. Now, I never thought I’d say this since I was heartbroken when Billy Miller left, but any chance Burgess could return and we can forget this new incarnation of Billy Abbott ever existed? Maybe he could bring a team of interior decorators with him and restore the Chancellor mansion at the same time. Oh, dare to dream.

marilyn mcintyre
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marilyn mcintyre

great news so happy for you both we miss you on R/R hope to see you back soon

JK
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JK

THIS IS TERRIFIC NEWS!!!!! I WISH THE ENTIRE FAMILY NOTHING BUT GOOD NEWS FROM HERE ON OUT…AND JENKINS IS ONE OF THE VERY BEST..NOT ONLY AS BILLY….BUT TO PUT HIS WIFE AHEAD OF HIS CAREER….A REAL MAN….

Jackie Nezezon
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Jackie Nezezon

I’m so happy for you both. Take time to share each others happiness. Life is too short to waste on those that try to get you involved in their problems. Take care and God Bless.

Daisy Day
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Daisy Day

That is amazing news! Congratulations!
I miss Billy on Y&R. Every time I see faux Billy I think “what’s Dr. Drake doing in GC???”

Sharon
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Sharon

So happy to hear the good news bless you both

Freida Andrews
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Freida Andrews

I m so glad to hear this great news for your family! God willing, may u stay cancer free!

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The announcement of the upcoming Christas pic follows on the heels of Loughlin’s Fall Into Winter which dropped on January 28th on GAF.

The movie marked Lori’s first romantic comedy screen appearance since serving time in 2020 for her part in the college admissions scandal. She returned to acting after her prison time, and after being let go by the Hallmark Channel in When Hope Calls which was a spinoff of When Calls the Heart.

Bill Abbott, President and CEO of Great American Media had previously shared: “Lori is a genre-defining star that I have had the honor to call a close friend and collaborator for more than 15 years. We have a shared vision for creating meaningful and memorable movies that resonate with our passionate fans, and I look forward to welcoming her back to Great American Family to anchor our 2023 winter programming slate.”

So what do you think of a Lori Loughlin/Great American Family holiday film on the way for later in 2023? Comment below.

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Marcus Coloma On His GH Exit: “I Don’t Know Why That Decision Was Made, But I Don’t Feel Any ill Will and I Didn’t Feel I Got Fired”

This week, GH fans saw Adam Huss returning to the ABC soap opera as Nikolas Cassadine to finish out the rest of the scenes originally intended to be played by Marcus Coloma who ended his three-year run on the show a tad early.

As has been previously reported, Coloma came down with Covid-19 as his final tape days neared, and a decision was made for him to not return to finish off his last run of episodes.

With all the rumors and stances taken by everyone involved, Coloma was the special guest on this week’s episode of the That’s Awesome Podcast hosted by Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson and discussed his departure from the long-running daytime drama series.

Marcus expressed that when he took the role on GH, he was excited to be in that kind of environment (working on a soap opera), and only signed on for three years.  However, as time went by it became more difficult to reconcile leaving when his contract was up, sharing: “You fall in love with the crew and everybody along with it. So, two and a half years in, this decision that was so clear in the beginning is getting complicated.”

The actor added that while, “I knew the end was coming, it wasn’t like GH was saying, ‘Hey, Marcus, we want you to stay.’  There was no negotiation … and all I can say to that is I don’t know why that decision was made, but I don’t feel any ill will and I didn’t feel like I got fired. It just felt like … there was maybe an understanding that I was going to be there for three years. The big surprise is how much it hurt. Even though I knew I was going to leave.”

In the end, Coloma reflected that this may have concluded as it should, adding, “I really do have some big goals and those goals would have never been realized if I would have stayed. That’s not to take anything away from GH because I admire everything about it.”

Watch the episode of That’s Awesome featuring Coloma below.

Then weigh-in, what do you think of Marcus’ thoughts on his exit as GH’s Nikolas Cassadine? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Sean Kanan’s ‘Studio City’ Scores 13 Indie Series Award Nominations

Nominations were revealed on Wednesday for the upcoming 13th annual Indie Series Awards.  Sean Kanan’s streaming series, Studio City received 13 nominations in various categories.

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In a statement on Studio City’s 13 nods, Sean Kanan shared: “I am overwhelmed and thankful that our show, which I refer to as the little-engine that could series, has received such support from the Indie Series Awards. Our second season was a collaborative effort of creativity, love of our content, and hard work. We look forward to creating more entertaining series in the future.”

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For the complete list of this year’s Indie Series Award nominations, check them out here.  The Indie Series Awards ceremony will be on Wednesday, April 12th in Burbank, California at The Colony Theatre in Burbank.

What do you think of the nominees from Studio City for the ISA Awards? Let us know in the comment section below.

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