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Kate Linder talks about ALS Celebrity Gala and Esther's love life!

This Thursday, February 11th, The Young and the Restless, Kate Linder will be hosting Emerging Magazine’s First Annual Celebrity Charity Gala to benefit The ALS Association of Greater Los Angeles at the Montage Beverly Hills Hotel, 225 North Canon Drive in Beverly Hills.  Many of Kate’s Y&R co-stars will be in attendance. Daytime Confidential caught up with the busy actress/flight attendant/humanitarian to get some insight on Kate’s dedication to the fight against ALS and what’s next for Esther Valentine in Genoa City.  Here are some excerpts!

Linder on the her involvement with ALS: “I had heard of ALS and knew that Michael Zaslow of Guiding Light had the disease. When we learned that my brother-in-law Scott was diagnosed with ALS, my husband and I decided to commit to working for a cure. Over the past five years, our commitment has only grown stronger as we meet more ALS patients and families. I have had the fortunate opportunity of becoming the celebrity spokesperson for The ALS Association for the past five years and participating in national activities including testifying in Congress and lobbying on their behalf during The ALS Association’s annual advocacy days each May. We also do fundraising for various chapters throughout the United States including the Walk to D’Feet ALS events.”

Linder on how she got involved in the gala: I met Stefan dubois, Managing Director of Emerging Magazine and he was in the process of launching a charity event. I told him about the horrific disease, ALS and he immediately wanted to get involved. This will become an annual event and I am very excited that we were able to join forces. He and his wife are amazing individuals.

Linder on Esther’s love life in Genoa City: Of course Esther would love to meet a man that is not a cad. Do you know of anyone?”

If you are in the Greater Los Angeles area this week and interested in attending click here for tickets!

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Kelly Monaco Back To Work As Lindsay Hartley Thanks GH For Her Time Playing Sam

General Hospital fans have been watching soap veteran, Lindsay Hartley fill-in for Kelly Monaco in the role of Sam on recent episodes of the ABC daytime drama series.

Now comes word via GH’s Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) via a Facebook live with Steve Burton (Jason) that Monaco is back filming new episodes. Burton added: “She’s good, she’s healthy and she’s back!”

Meanwhile, Hartley took to social media on Thursday and shared her gratitude for the chance to step in to the role for Sam for a bit, expressing: “Thank you General Hospital for the fortunate experience to play Sam, and especially during this moment in time. It was a fun ride.”

So, glad to know Kelly is back taping new episodes?  Let’s give a round of applause to Lindsay Hartley for a job well-done in Kelly’s absence. Comment below.

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B&B’s Tanner Novlan Talks On How His Family Dog Is Named “Thorne” & The New Soap Term “Intimacy Double”

The Bold and the Beautiful’s new doctor in town, Dr Finnegan, is played by Tanner Novlan, and he has already sent hearts-a-flutter following his debut to viewers of the CBS Daytime drama, but also for his on-screen love interest Steffy Forrester (played by Jacqueline MacInnes Wood).

On Thursday, Novlan appeared on the KTLA Morning News in Los Angeles with veteran entertainment reporter, Sam Rubin.   During their interview, Tanner revealed how his mom is a huge fans of B&B back in Canada  …. and how the family dog was even named after one of the Forrester men, “Thorne” Forrester.

As well, Novlan revealed he was cast in the role of Finn right before the pandemic hit and the television industry production shut down in Hollywood … and that he kept it a secret from his mom for a bit that he got the part for fear she might tweet about it!

Rubin asked about the safety protocols in place at the soap, and with B&B being the first TV show back in production during COVID-19 how the term “Intimacy Double” is being used on set.

Watch Tanner talk B&B, COVID-19 protocols and more with KTLA below.

Then let us know if you are enjoying his performance as Finn thus far in the comment section.

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Days Of Our Lives

DAYS Ron Carlivati Thanks Olivia Rose Keegan Ahead Of Isabel Durant’s Debut As Claire

Today on DAYS, Isabel Durant makes her on-screen debut as Claire Brady and fans are intrigued to see what she brings to the role, previously played by this year’s Daytime Emmy winner for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series, Olivia Rose Keegan.

Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati took to Twitter to wish Olivia well and thank her for her dynamic portrayal of Claire, sharing,  “Huge thank you to @oliviakeegann. who brought Claire Brady to life and made us care about her even when she was at her most dastardly. Wishing Olivia all the best as she writes her next chapter…”

Then, Carlivati officially welcomed Isabel to the role expressing: “But as one chapter ends, another begins. Please help me welcome Isabel Durant to Salem as she steps into the role of Claire.”

Make sure to check out Durant’s debut today and then let us know your thoughts on Olivia’s exit and Isabel taking over the role via the comment section below.

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B&B’s Heather Tom talks with Michael Fairman immediately following her record-tying win in the Lead Actress category during the 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.  Heather and Erika now hold the most wins for an actress with 6! Leave A Comment

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