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Julia Pace Mitchell Put On Recurring Status With The Young And The Restless!

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Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Julia Pace Mitchell who plays Sofia on The Young and the Restless confirmed to CBS Soaps In Depth that she has been bumped to recurring status by the number one show, although the series itself would not comment on her contract status as is their policy.

Mitchell stated she is still thrilled to be in Genoa City:  “I’m so happy to be here.  Every time I come to work, I’m excited to see Jeanne Cooper and Stephen Nichols work. This show has changed my whole life. It’s really cool. These are some of the hardest working actors in show business.”

The actress also revealed she is starting her own hair care company which people can learn about on her website: www.JuliaPaceMitchell.com.

So soapers, what do you think of Sofia’s storylines on Y&R?  Do you think the character has been badly written? Would you like to see Julia have more airtime?  Let us know!

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Christine
Christine

I saw this coming, although I saw her more of being let go then put on recurring.

I don’t care for the character of Sofia anymore. I don’t like that they had her sleep with Neil and then have his baby. It should have been Malcolm or they should have gotten someone else for Neil that was not engaged (broken up, whatever) for him to have a child with.

The last straw with me with Sofia was when she wanted to up and leave with their son to New York. Now this is just ME, but I have more traditional values about family. Being a stay-at-home mom of two little ones and happily married, I don’t see how they could have justified having Sofia just move with Neil’s son without a second thought from Neil. I mean you just don’t do that. And it is not like Sofia is the better parent since Moses has a nanny. I mean she can’t make an argument that Moses needs her more than his father because they are both working parents and spend about the same amount of time with him. It is not like she stays home or works part time or is on maternity leave to bond with her child.

Either they have some great story for Sofia with a new love interest or they keep her on recurring (to come out once in a while) like Gloria is feasible. They can bring her out for run-ins with Neil and when Tucker needs to talk business.

JustSaying
JustSaying

Chances are they are going to kill off her character so that Neil will have sole custody of their son.

Christine
Christine

I could see that.

Christine
Christine

Bring Drucilla back. Victoria Rowell and Sharon Case made this show what is today for a lot of us middle aged people. Been watching 34 straight years. They two had me at HELLO <3

kelly
kelly

I really think they need to bring a Malcolm for Sophia and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring Victoria Rowell back as Drucilla for Neil. Lily just re cast Chelsea KILL off.

Robert
Robert

Miss Mitchell is not a good actress. She brings nothing extra in any of her scenes. I can only hope she’s going to be off the show soon. If the new regime has any interest in getting viewership up, they should ask Victoria Rowell to come back as Dru.

LynandZoe
LynandZoe

Isn’t ‘who a character is’ or ‘what a character becomes’ w/n a story, driven for the most part by the writing/storyrunners vision?

Considering the writers during each of their tenures and understanding that actors should be able to bring certain nuances to even poorly written s/ls, not sure there was much difference in their choice of presentation – just the preceived end result..

Michael
Michael

We can now officially add Genie Francis to the list of actors/actresses being let go from Y&R! Genie was axed by Y&R today due to “budget reasons”. Will Daniel Goddard (Cane) follow her out of town and never return? One can dream!

LynandZoe
LynandZoe

Oh well –
GF’s Y&R character was all over the canvas, but there were enjoyable moments. Hope DG does not follow; I know unpopular but saw more acting ability (even with poor s/ls) than with some that are constantly lauded.

ricardo
ricardo

breaking news genie francis has been let go due to budget costs. more actors to be fired soon on the young and the restless.

CC
CC

Chelsea should of been the first to go and get axed. YUCK enough of pushing that one on us!

Peaches
Peaches

Amen and Amen

kay/kay
kay/kay

Leave town take Moses have him be Malcom’s son and redo the Lily fiasco and make her Neils daughter problem solved. I have a long list of characters you can get rid of just call me.

carl
carl

Kay/Kay I got one AX CHELSEA and PHYLLIS How much more can we take of them!

Scott
Scott

Honestly not surprised. The character of Sofia has been through around like a hockey puck since she joined the show, and her needy nature is just not something I like seeing. She’s more a recurring character.

Rona
Rona

I can definitely see Sofia as a recurring character. I’m glad to say she’s going to be around from time to time.

MK
MK

I though she was already recurring.

MK
MK

Now its time to bring back Dru! (How many times has Neil been Married since she’s been gone, 2 or 3?)

Christine
Christine

BRING DRUCILLA BACK FOR NEIL AND HERR BFF SHARON > BOTH MY ALL TIME FAVORITES

Christine
Christine

KILL OFF CHELSEA ALREADY! They had to off found her on the street of something. Girl can’t act!!!

Peaches
Peaches

kill off chelsea, her mother and father.

mo
mo

What storylines? Overall, Sofia has been boring. She did get interesting when she told Harmony to back off, but that’s about it.

Mary Fergen
Mary Fergen

Sofia was first introduced as a strong and smart business woman and Tucker’s right hand. Unfortunately, the writing for her character has ruined that first impression by making her drab and needy. Romantic entanglements don’t have to make a person weak, but in this case, they did. It’s too bad….

SZima
SZima

Next step, axed…please? Can’t believe she wasn’t fired with the rest of them or even before some of the ones let go.

Michelle Arredondo
Michelle Arredondo

I would like to see more of Soifa please bring her back as well as Ashley and abby, what are you guys doing! this is number one soap! Ashley is a big part of this soap and I was sad to see her go! WHAT WERE YOU GUYS THINKING.

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‘Desperate Housewives’ Livestream Reunion On Tap

Look who is reconnecting and reuniting for a special online reunion this coming Sunday? Several of the women from Wisteria Lane from the popular ABC primetime soap, Desperate Housewives that ran from 2004-2012.

Taking part in this latest reunion during the Coronavirus pandemic will be: Eva Longoria (Ex-Gabriella), Marcia Cross (Ex-Bree), Brenda Strong (Ex-Mary Alice), Vanessa Williams (Ex-Renee) and Dana Delaney (Ex-Katherine) on Sunday April 12th beginning at 8PMET.

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The actresses are coming together as part of the livestream episodes at Stars in the House, the series hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley to raise donations for The Actors Fund COVID-19 efforts.

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You can watch the Desperate Housewives livestream either at the Stars in the House website or via YouTube. 

So, will you be checking out the latest reunion one of your all-time favorite soaps be it primetime or daytime? Comment below.

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GH’s Maurice Benard Memoir ‘Nothing General About It’ Goes Nationwide Today

Today is the day! After months of fans eagerly awaiting the nationwide release of two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Maurice Benard’s (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital) moving and insightful memoir, it’s finally available in book stores and online everywhere.

According to the publisher HarperCollins: The memoir Nothing General About It, looks back to Maurice’s youth in a small town and his tenuous relationship with his father. He describes how his bipolar disorder began to surface in childhood, how he struggled to understand the jolting mood swings he experienced, and how a doctor finally saved his life. For years Maurice was relentless in his goal to be a successful actor. But even after he “made it,” he still grappled with terrifying lows, breakdowns, and setbacks, all while trying desperately to maintain his relationship with his wife, who endured his violent, unpredictable episodes. Maurice holds nothing back as he bravely talks about what it was like to be medicated and institutionalized, and of how he learned to manage his manic episodes while on the set of GH. 

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Nothing General About It is also an incredible love story about an enduring marriage that demonstrates what those vows—for better, for worse, in sickness and in health—truly mean. Maurice also pays tribute to the community that has been there for him through thick and thin, and ruminates on the importance of both inherited and created family.  A shocking, riveting, and utterly candid memoir of love, adversity, and ultimately hope, Nothing General About It offers insights and advice for everyone trying to cope with mental illness, and is a motivational story that offers lessons in perseverance—of the importance of believing in and fighting for yourself through the darkest times.  Nothing General About It includes a 16-page insert featuring approximately 50 photographs.”

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Benard posted on his Instagram on Tuesday the following message to all: “I’m so proud to have done something I would’ve never imagined I could do. The kid who barely graduated from high school, less likely to succeed. I want to thank everybody in the book, My mom and dad my brother General Hospital,Sue black all my friends and of course my wife Paula. To the great team Harper Collins for believing in me and working incredibly hard. There still working incredibly hard during these times. What a ride!!!”

So will you be checking out Nothing General About It and showing your love and support for Maurice? Comment below.

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Popstar! TV Serves Up A Twist For Daytime Emmy Digital Drama Series Competition With ‘Evil Touch’ & ‘Death Squad’

This year the 47th annual Daytime Emmys competition features a crowded and mostly dramatic field of contenders in the burgeoning Outstanding Digital Drama Series category.  Over the years, this category has featured digital series that feature notable stars past or present from your favorite daytime dramas over the years from The Bay to After Forever.

Now comes two offerings and contenders from Associated Television International that are certainly not the usual suspects one would come to expect when voting for the different series in the running … for they have a significant horror-genre, superhero, or even one might say CW-type series bent to them. Both series have made it through into the Daytime Emmy blue ribbon round of voting.

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Both Evil Touch and Death Squad are the series that are competing in the Outstanding Digital Drama Series and Outstanding Directing Team for a Digital Drama Series categories.  The shows both are seen exclusively on Popstar! TV – the only independent digital network producing original dramas.

But wait! When delving into the cast of Evil Touch we found some familiar faces to daytime!  Featured in it are: Daniel Covin (Ex-Hunter – Prospect Park’s All My Children reboot), Alicia Leigh Willis (Ex- Courtney, General Hospital, and Erik Fellows (Ex- Days and currently Damian in The Bay ).

Evil Touch is a horror -genre fish-out-of-water story with a demonic possession angle. It begins with a group of students from a small American college on a religious studies tour with their professor when they become stranded in the middle of nowhere. Seeking help in the village, they soon discover that there is something very strange and menacing about this place and its inhabitants. Before they know it, they find themselves captives and they learn that the villagers aren’t the only threat.

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As for Death Squad that is in-line with some of the recent popular zombie series  ( i.e. Walking Dead) that have become so popular these days.  In it, members of a team of private contractors, all former soldiers who served together in Iraq are hired by a shadowy businessman to go into a former Soviet bio-weapons lab that has been re-purposed for advanced research and development. The team has few details when they enter the facility and begin searching for the lead scientist. Viewers quickly learn that something went very wrong in the lab, and as it turns out, it’s biggest threat is that most of the lab workers have been turned into the living dead.

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Clearly, these two shows are vastly different from the love stories, familial dramas and relationship-driven types of fare that often compete in the digital drama categories at the Daytime Emmys.  Since they both have made into the blue-ribbon round; is it further proof that daytime and digital television is getting on-board with the horror genre, too?

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So, will there be a spot for some seat-jumping, horror-filled, adventure type of series when the nominations are revealed for the 47th annual Daytime Emmys?  (As fans know, the Daytime Emmys originally scheduled for June have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  NATAS has said that is currently exploring options for this year as how to and when they might present the awards.  As for when the nominations will be announced, we will bring you the updated information once it has become available as judging is currently underway.)

Now below, check out episode 3 of Evil Touch and Death Squad and then let us know via the comment section below what you thought of them.

 

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