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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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GH’s Billy Miller Lands Role In Apple’s Upcoming Thriller Series, ARE YOU SLEEPING

Exciting casting news for mutli-Daytime Emmy winner, Billy Miller (Drew, General Hospital).  Miller has been cast in the upcoming drama series thriller, Are you Sleeping to be on Apple’s streaming platform.

Are you Sleeping stars Oscar winner Octavia Spencer along with Lizzy Caplan, and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) with another Oscar winner, Reese Witherspoon serving as one of the series executive producers with the project through her production company, Hello Sunshine.

According to Deadline: Are You Sleeping, is based on the true-crime novel by Kathleen Barber,and provides a unique glimpse into America’s obsession with true-crime podcasts and challenges its viewers to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice is placed on a public stage.

Code Black’s Moon Bloodgood is also set as a series regular. Brett Cullen (Devious Maids) and Hunter Doohan, will recur along with Miller.

In story, Octavia Spencer stars as Poppy Parnell, a relentless investigative reporter who looks to uncover the truth behind a decades-old questionable murder verdict through her new podcast. Caplan plays twin sisters Josie and Lanie, whose father’s murder decades ago is examined on the podcast. Paul plays convicted murderer Warren Cave, whose guilt or innocence has remained a question in many people’s minds for the past 20 years.

Miller will play the role of Lanie’s husband, Alex Dunn.

Elizabeth Perkins, Mekhi Phifer, Michael Beach, Tracie Thoms, Haneefah Wood and Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) also co-star in the series.

So, looks like Billy will be a part of a star-studded cast! Excited to see him in this role? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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DYNASTY’s Brianna Brown Is A New Mom!

It’s a boy for Brianna Brown and her husband Richie Keen!

The CW’s Dynasty star, were she plays Claudia Blaisdel, gave birth to her son Charlie Zane on July 18th in Los Angeles.

The new little bundle of joy weighed in 7 lbs., 11 oz.

In a statement to PEOPLE the proud new parents expressed: “We are overjoyed to welcome Charlie into our family and are grateful to everyone who helped guide us through our birth experience. We are looking forward to all the adventures we will have in the next chapter of our lives.”

General Hospital fans remember Brianna for her portrayal of Dr. Lisa Niles who had an obsession with Dr. Patrick Drake (played by now Y&R’s Jason Thompson).

Share your congratulations for the happy couple and baby Charlie via the comment section below!

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Jordi Vilasuso Joins The Cast Of The Young and the Restless

Soap vet, Jordi Vilasuso is heading to Genoa City!

Casting news out of Soap Opera Digest is that the Daytime Emmy-winning actor, will play the role of Ray who is said to be a mysterious stranger who finds himself immersed in the drama in town.

Look for Jordi to make his Y&R debut on the Friday, August 17th episode.

Daytime fans last saw Jordi as Dario on Days of our Lives.  He exited when the character was written-off and into the Witness Protection Program.

Jordi won is Daytime Emmy for his role as Tony Santos on Guiding Light.

So, do you think Jordi will play a good guy, or a bad guy this time out on Y&R? Comment below.

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This week on Y&R, Nick reveals himself to Victor as the one who has been masquerading at J.T.! Meanwhile, Lily and Hilary are involved in a terrible car crash, and Mariah and Tessa reconnect. What did you think of Nick’s revenge plot on Victor? Watch the latest promo from CBS below, then let us know. Leave A Comment

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