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Jerry Birn Memorial Service held- Y&R & B&B stars pay their respects

Patty Weaver, Jerry Birn

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Early last month,  Daytime Emmy Award winning writer for B&B and Y&R Jerry Birn,  passed away  in his sleep. Patty Weaver (Gina, Y&R), his wife, was by his side at the time of his death on what was their 15th wedding anniversary. He was 86 years old.   At that time no immediate plans for his memorial service had been planned, but we learned that over this past weekend, friends, colleagues and family gathered for an amazing tribute and memorial service  to this legendary man.   Y&R’s Doug Davidson (Paul) was one of four people to eulogize Jerry and gave a wonderful speech.  Attendees included: B&B’s head writer and executive producer Brad Bell,former Y&R star Victoria Rowel,l and current Y&R veteran,  Melody Thomas Scott.  Those were just a few names  among many, many others from daytime, who paid their tributes to this beloved creator in the soap world.   Our thoughts and prayers are with Patty and the Birn family through this difficult time.

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“The Young and the Restless” needs to get more grounded. I am ready for Victor to return and take Genoa City by storm. I know he has had time to plan out his revenge and Jack and Adam are at the top of the list. Victor should have let Adam rot in prison. He is so devious and manipulative and Sharon is a Fool.

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Y&R Cast Zuleyka Silver In New Role

There will be more new faces this fall on CBS’ The Young and the Restless.  In casting news, the daytime drama will welcome actress Zuleyka Silver to the cast.

Silver will play the role of Audra Charles, who is said to be, a high powered executive who’s lured to town by one of Genoa City’s business icons.

Zuleyka has previously been seen on CBS’ Young Sheldon, Hawaii 5-0Code Black, and The Mentalist.

In addition, late night talk show fans may recall her recurring role as “Mrs. Guillermo” on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Look for Zuleyka to first air on the Friday, September 23rd episode of the top-rated soap opera.

So, which Genoa City business icon will bring Audra to town? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Denise Boutte Temporarily Fills-In For Leigh-Ann Rose as Y&R’s Imani

Coming up on The Young and the Restless, the role of Imani Benedict will have a new look temporarily, when actress Denise Boutte steps-in for Leigh-Ann Rode beginning on the Tuesday, September 6th episode of the CBS daytime drama.

Rose had a scheduling conflicts with Y&R’s tape dates for her appearances and thus the series brought in Boutte.

If Denise looks familiar she can currently be seen on BET’s The Family Business and in Terror Lake Drive.

The actress co-stars in the upcoming series, Kombucha Cure on Amazon Prime, and lends her voice to the animated series, Young Justice.

So, looking forward to seeing Imani on the Genoa City canvas with Denise Boutte taking charge of the role for the moment? Comment below.

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B&B’s Matthew Atkinson On Gaining Custody of Douglas: “Thomas Just Wants to Take His Rightful Place”

On The Bold and the Beautiful, Thomas (Matthew Atkinson) wants to be more of an active father to his son, Douglas (Django Ferri), who has been living with Hope (Annika Noelle) and Liam (Scott Clifton).

When confronted with this news, Hope is not too happy, because she could lose being mother to the little boy, who she has come to love as her own.

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In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest (on newsstands now), Atkinson shared on the story: “Thomas just wants to take his rightful place. He’s not saying they are no longer a family. It’s just the opposite.  He’s not prying Douglas away from Hope.  He knows Douglas has bonded with Hope, Liam and Beth, and he believes they can all make it work.”

The question is, will Thomas resort to extreme measures as he has in the past to get what he wants, or will he work this out with Hope and Liam?

Check out the latest promo for this week’s action on B&B below.

Now let us know, do you want Thomas to have more of a relationship with his son, Douglas? Should the boy live between all three ‘parents’? Should Douglas fight for solo custody? Comment below.

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