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Jess Walton Takes A Break from The Young and the Restless!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Daytime Emmy winner, Jess Walton (Jill) is taking a six-month leave from the number one soap, The Young and the Restless with her last tape date being tomorrow, April 3rd.

According to Nelson Branco, in the new issue of Soap Opera Unsensored, Walton stated about her decision, “I asked (Y&R executive producer and head writer) Maria Arena Bell permission if I could take a short break after working non-stop in daytime for the past 28 years. I’m expecting a grandchild and settling in Oregon for eventual retirement. Maria agreed —and was fine to give me that short time off. I will be back. I wouldn’t leave without Maria’s approval; she’s been very gracious to give me this time off.”

Soap fans will be a bit disgruntled not only missing Walton, but the fact that Tristan Rogers (Colin) is headed back to Genoa City too, and Walton won’t have the opportunity at this juncture to mix-it up as Jill and Colin!  “It looks like fans will have to wait longer for a Colin and Jill reunion. Talk about bad timing!”

Charles Sherman, Walton’s publicist spoke withSoap Opera Digest, just to clarify any rumors that Walton is not returning! “There are a lot of false rumors going around that she is gone for good but Jess is absolutely coming back. She talked it out with Maria Belland Maria is fine with this arrangement.  Jess’s last day of working on the set is on April 3 but she will be back.”

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So how will Jill exit the canvas for the time being?  Let us know!

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Leisha
Leisha

Can you find out if she is going to have a real story upon her return? With her family? Will she have a love interest? Jill has been on my screen but she’s been on story-line hiatus for over 2 years now.

Instead Jill has been the host to newbie after newbie. I’m tuning in to see the Chancellor family and all I get is some defeated old lady named Katherine Chancellor wandering around Genoa City and Jill jumping from job to job without explanation. Does she sleep at home or behind the Gloworm bar?

Christine
Christine

She will probably be off doing some work for Fenmores or Jabot that sends her to another country.

Or perhaps she goes to visit Philip in Australia.

In any event, it really stinks that she will not get to interact with Tristan THIS time around, but he said it would be a short visit THIS time and then longer the next. Hopefully Jess will be back for that one, but SIX months is a long time. She always said that it was about Tristan and Genie and she was just the foil. Gosh Y&R just can’t get it right.

Tom
Tom

Glad that she’s not leaving for good, but having a vet sidelined isn’t good for a show that’s seen plummeting ratings thanks to Crazy Daisy.

kay killgore
kay killgore

I really have to be sarcastic on this one! Will their be a Y&R to come back to?

MJ
MJ

Welcome to Oregon Jess! Bring some Ca. sunshine with you please.

ricardo
ricardo

just when jess walton renewed her contract a few weeks ago now she wants a six month break. something here sounds fishy. why not bring brenda dickson the first jill and play her for 6 months that would be better and jess can come back. i have a feeling jess walton will not come back to the young and the restless. hopefully im wrong because i love jess walton great actress and wonderful lady. i have met jess 3 times a nice classy sassy friendly gal.

Brian Greene
Brian Greene

Return Soon Jess! 😀

kalamaty
kalamaty

Argghhh! The sensible, whole-wheat side of me wishes her well and that she enjoys her time off, but the frosted side of me selfishly wants her to stay; she is so FANTASTIC and UNDER-RATED!! Jess is a Y&R institution: so funny and indignant at the same time! Hilarious!! Hurry back to GC, Jess! We love you!

Charlyn Logan
Charlyn Logan

Where is JIll? Please ,Please bring her home, It ‘s going to be a long winter without her !!!

Elinor Horton
Elinor Horton

So glad you are back.

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Jessica Tuck Returns This Week To General Hospital

There will be a Cassandra Pierce sighting in Port Charles, which means one of the best actresses we know, Jessica Tuck, will be back on your screens this week on ABC’s General Hospital.

Tuck, who became soap-famous for her role as Megan on One Life to Live from 1988-1992 and then went on to primetime television roles returns to the canvas as the evil Cassandra, a role she debuted on GH back in 2017.  Viewers last saw her pop during Michael (Chad Duell) and Sasha’s (Sofia Matteson)vacation.

But this time look for Tuck to mix-it up with GH icon Genie Francis (Laura) in some major showdown scenes, when she holds the mayor and Curtis (Donnell Turner) at gunpoint on the Haunted Star.  Will these two be able to get the on-the-run villainess locked up for good? Don’t necessarily count on it.

Of course, a man who both Cassandra and Laura have an interest in bringing down, Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) plays heavy into the story. But will Cassandra do a double-cross of a double-cross? Who else may get a dose of something potentially lethal that she has been concocting?

Jessica told Soap Opera Digest that when she found out she would be working with Genie Francis; “I was like Woo-hoo! Hot diggity!  I mean, like many people, I have been a fan of hers forever and ever and ever.  It was fun to meet the person behind the character I’ve gotten to know.”

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So, excited to know Cassandra is back in Port Charles? What do you hope happens next for her, Laura, Curtis and Valentin? Comment below.

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Judith Light Receives Her Star On The Hollywood Walk of Fame

This week on Thursday, Judith Light was honored with the 2,673rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony attended by many of her beloved friends, longtime business associates who were instrumental in her career, and former or current castmates, and of course, her husband, Robert Desiderio  (Ex-Steve Piermont, OLTL).

The two-time Daytime Emmy winner for her powerhouse performance as Karen Wolek on One Life to Live, and a two-time Tony Award winner for her work in Other Desert Cities and The Assembled Parties was given her star on the legendary walk on Hollywood Blvd for her incredibly successful and enduring career in television, movies and the theatre.

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Speaking to the crowd in honor of Judith’s big day was her Ugly Betty co-star, America Ferrera as well as Transparent creator, Jill Soloway. Broadway producer Daryl Roth, Light’s Transparent co-stars: Amy Landecker, Kathryn Hahn, Jay Duplass and Gaby Hoffman, David Steinberg, and former Ugly Betty co-star Ana Ortiz, were all on-hand.  In addition, Judith’s longtime friend and former on-screen One Life to Live sister, Brynn Thayer (Ex-Jenny Wolek) attended to celebrate this moment with Judith.

In her speech, Light thanked everyone along the way at all the shows and stages she has appeared on and more including: One Life to Live, Who’s the Boss? ABC and of course, her current series Transparent, as well as producer Ryan Murphy with whom she first worked with as Marilyn Miglin in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, a role which earned Judith a Primetime Emmy nomination.  Light will next be seen in Murphy’s Netflix series, The Politician with Bette Midler and Ben Platt.

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Judith expressed to all that helped her have a successful career: “The fact is, if you were not in my life, the dream of this little girl sitting alone in her room in Trenton, N.J., reading plays and acting out Shakespeare passages, would never have come to pass. All of you have made and are continuing to make the powerful difference in my life and the lives of so many others  So, I say to all of you with deep and profound gratitude, thank you.  You remind me of who we all really and truly are. We are each other’s star.”

Watch Judith Light’s Hollywood Walk of Fame induction ceremony below.  Then let us know, what you think of Judith finally receiving her star via the comment section below.


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Kelly Clarkson and Tamron Hall Talkers Debut With Strong Ratings; Hall On GH Friday

The newest talk shows in the daytime arena premiered on Monday and their initial ratings were quite strong. First up was the premiere of Grammy-winner, Kelly Clarkson and her new series The Kelly Clarkson Show.

According to Variety: the NBCUniversal new daytime series scored a 1.9 household metered market rating and a 6 share in the 56 metered markets. That is the highest debut for a new syndicated show since 2012.

Elsewhere, Disney’s Tamron Hall posted a 1.4 household rating and a 5 share, and with that Tamron scored the highest other debut other than Clarkson in the past five years.

Nashville was the most successful and predicted market for Clarkson, the show scored a 5.97 household rating on its premiere day which climbed 7% to a 6.41 on Tuesday.

Hall will be promoting her show with a cameo appearance on this Friday’s episode of General Hospital where she appears in scenes with Ingo Rademacher (Jax).

In a tweet Tamron also promised that on Friday’s episode of her talker she will talk about her “longgggggg #GH love and history.”

So, have you checked out the new Kelly Clarkson or Tamron Hall Shows? What do you think of them? Comment below.

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