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Joan Van Ark, Michele Lee & Donna Mills Interview – Knots Landing’s Hollywood Museum Exhibit

In celebration of Knots Landing’s 40th anniversary, the Hollywood Museum in Hollywood, California unveiled its first lobby exhibit of 2020 featuring the costumes worn by the three leading ladies of the series: Joan Van Ark (Val), Michele Lee (Karen) and Donna Mills (Abby).

Michael Fairman chatted with the trio, who were on hand for the festivities in their honor; before the exhibit was unveiled to the public on opening night for this feature for the Michael Fairman Channel. 

Joan, Michele, and Donna shared get their thoughts and remembrances as they viewed the display of some of the wardrobe their characters wore during the series run from 1979-1993.

Watch Joan, Michele and Donna discuss the clothes of the cul-de-sac below!

Then, let us know, what you thought of the costumes and the characters of Knots Landing via the comment section below.


(WATCH THE REPLAY) Y&R 50th Anniversary Celebration Livestream

Congratulations are the order of the day for the cast, crew, and creatives, past and present, as The Young and the Restless turns 50 this Sunday.

The show debuted back on March 26, 1973 as a half-hour soap, before CBS wanted it to to an hour in 1980.  Through the years, viewers have watched the loves, lives, and the drama of the citizens and key families of Genoa City.  Y&R was co-created by the late William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell, and Bill remained as head writer of the series until 1998.

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To mark the golden anniversary, You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, welcomed several Y&R cast members this past Friday for a special livestream conversation touching upon their time on the iconic daytime drama series.

Sharing stories on: their auditions to land their roles on Y&R, some of their memorable storylines, who helped them the most when they first came to the show, remembering the dearly-departed grand dame of Genoa City, Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor), and more were: Jess Walton (Jill), Tracey Bregman (Lauren), Christian LeBlanc (Michael), Jason Thompson (Billy), Scott Reeves (ex-Ryan), Tricia Cast (Nina) and Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea).

You can check out the replay of our Y&R 50th anniversary celebration below.

Now, share you ‘congrats’ for Y&R’s amazing 50th anniversary milestone via the comment section and your thoughts on our livestream chat.

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(WATCH) Y&R 50th Anniversary Party Red Carpet Interviews Part One

Today, Sunday, March 26th, 2023 marks the official 50th anniversary of The Young and the Restless.  Hard to believe that 5 decades of love, lust, intrigue and familial drama has passed since the series debuted on CBS back on March 26, 1973.

Ten days ago, many of the stars of Y&R, past and present, gathered together at a memorable celebration in honor of this milestone, when Y&R, CBS and Sony through a big bash for the show at the Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles.

Michael Fairman TV was there conducting interviews on the red carpet and trying to steal some moments with so many of your favorites.

The first half of the video interviews can be viewed now below, or via You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel which include conversations with: Victoria Rowell (ex-Drucilla), Mark Grossman (Adam), Kimberlin Brown (ex-Sheila) Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki), Eric Braeden (Victor), Jason Thompson (Billy), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe), Tricia Cast (Nina) and Scott Reeves (ex-Ryan).

In addition, we have also included here, the previously posted exclusive conversation with two of Y&R’s original stars, Janice Lynde (ex-Leslie) and Jaime Lyn Bauer (ex-Lorie), along with B&B’s John McCook (ex-Lance, Y&R).

Let us know which chats you enjoyed the most in the comment section.

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(EXCLUSIVE) Y&R Alum Janice Lynde, John McCook & Jaime Lyn Bauer Talk Brooks Sisters & Lance, Behind the Scenes Exits & The Music They Performed

During the The Young and the Restless 50th anniversary party red carpet, a few of the OG stars chatted with Michael Fairman in an exclusive video interview for You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel.

Two of Y&R’s original cast members, Janice Lynde (Leslie Brooks) and Jaime Lyn Bauer (Lorie Brooks) were joined by John McCook, who played their love interest on the show, Lance Prentiss.


Janice and Jaime were with the show from its inception in 1973, and they were later joined by John who debuted in 1975. As daytime fans know, John later joined the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful where he has played Eric Forrester for 36 years.

During the conversation, Janice and Jaime talk about the Brooks sisters storylines, and the on-screen triangle between them and John.  Later, the trio share how Y&R during its humble beginnings back in 1973, was a very musical soap, as each of them sang on the daytime drama series, while Lynde was also an accomplished pianist.


The former stars of Y&R pay tribute to the late Victoria Mallory, who replaced Janice in the role of Leslie Brooks, and recall inside stories of their time on the show and what led to their ultimate departures.

Watch Janice, John and Jaime discuss their time on The Young and the Restless below.

Make sure to ‘subscribe’ to the Michael Fairman Channel for more  Y&R 50th party red carpet Interviews, celebrity features, music videos, and more.

How can we celebrate Y&R’s 50th without the contributions of the OG stars, right?  Let us know what you thought about our conversation with Janice, John and Jaime in the comment section.

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