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Kristoff St. John & Victoria Rowell Talk Reuniting On "A Baby For Christmas", 25 Year Partnership Which Began On Y&R, And Shedding Light On Mental Illness

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The Young and the Restless Kristoff St. John (Neil) and his former on-screen soap opera iconic flame, Victoria Rowell (Ex-Drucilla) appeared on Thursday morning on Fox’s Good Day LA promoting their upcoming TV movie, A Baby For Christmas which bows on UP TV this Sunday night at 7:00PMET/PT.  When talking with Good Day LA co-host Steve Edwards, the duo related how Victoria, (who is one of the executive producer of the new TV movie)  asked Kristoff to join the cast, and come onboard and also server as of the executive producers on the project.

They discuss their now 25-year partnership which viewers have seen on and off on The Young and the Restless and various projects (this being their second TV film together). St. John expressed on Victoria’s Drucilla being MIA on the number one soap opera and collaborating with her: “Man, I’ve been missing her on the show.”

Rowell then relates that A Baby for Christmas is a story with meaning, is multi-generational, and ties in foster care which Victoria has continued to be an advocate for over many years.

In a couple awkward moments while discussing ugly Christmas sweaters, Kristoff makes an off-the-cuff remark harkening back to the sweaters worn by Bill Cosby on his comedy series, to which Rowell relays she worked with Cosby and began to intimate her experience was not a negative one, but the deft Victoria was quickly able to steer the interview back to the subject at hand – their TV movie.

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Later, Steve Edwards who was unaware that Kristoff’s beloved son, Julian died last year after his battle with mental illness in a mental health care facility, learns the harrowing information during their chat.   St. John then takes the opportunity to mention his lawsuit against the facility, and touchingly talks about the death of his son, and the  support he received from family and friends.

Watch Kristoff and Victoria’s interview on Good Day LA after the jump, and let us know if you will be checking out A Baby For Christmas this Sunday!

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k/kay
k/kay

KSJ never has had chemistry with anyone but VR on Y&R and if nothing else she stills looks smashing.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I love Victoria, albeit I am in the minority. Frankly? I simply DO NOT CARE how people feel about her. She is a great person and actress. It is so good to see her up and about.
By the same token, Kristoff is not one of my favorite people….we all have our opinions and favorites.

k/kay
k/kay

To be honest when I first heard about them doing this movie together I thought well I wonder how much heat KSJ is going to get from CBS/Sony. I deliberately try real hard not to know or get to know these guys personally I like to just watch them on screen. I was not on the set so concerning VR I have no idea what or what she did not experience. Only one actor did I know well from Y&R and that was completely by accident and he is deceased now. I figure they put their pants on the same way I do one leg at a time nothing special about them. LOL

CeeCee
CeeCee

@K/Kay.
You see it so clearly, Kay, and put it so simply….You’re right, of course. But, if you remember, months ago, people just crucified Victoria. I asked and thought the same thing….how vicious everyone was. Were they there? I certainly was not. So, how could I pass judgment based on what the media decides to print or say? I suppose my analytical mind comes from the fact that both my parents are attorneys….lol. I am used to hearing the pros and cons of life, in general, frequently. Lol.
As far as Kristoff? Well, I never took a liking to him. I can’t even explain why. We can’t like everybody. But, I adore Victoria….always have.
They are regular people….some with mor inflated egos than others, yes; but, we, the fans, put them on a pedestal. Nothing they do may be earth shattering. But, they do entertain us. That makes me very grateful ….love my soaps.

Timmm
Timmm

UGGG!

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

Boy, do I wish things could be put to rest so Neil and Drucilla could be reunited on Y&R. There is so much being missed without her.

Patrick
Patrick

Yes! Thank You

why not? it’s the #1 soap with a supposed influx of ready cash… from all the monies it makes internationally and with high premiums with advertisement

it’s my understanding… Y&R has a huge following… with , here we go… politically correct… African American… I mean this respectfully…. a black family that was ready made… and featured the heck out of this couple

Victoria Rowell… is so much better, intriguing and interesting… than Lily and Devon! what snores Neil has!

for Serials… to give us that token family… argh! this bothers me… so be it! HIRE a known recognizable… figure… (iconic) actress to lead Neil !

this has been so dour and with no end in site… so they come up with the lamest stories w/ Lilly and Devon….. THEY ARE DULL !

let Drucilla come home

Hello Victoria Rowell… you look smashing and teasingly fresh and relatable to the man… theres a pulsating undercurrent to the two of you

CeeCee
CeeCee

Thank you, James R.

ces
ces

he better be careful, she might sue him.

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Love it, ces! 🙂

CeeCee
CeeCee

I must admit that was funny, Ces.

elm51
elm51

the hosts/interviewers were horrible………………………..

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Now here’s something you might not expect from Eric Braeden, The Young and the Restless‘ iconic Victor Newman!  Braeden lends his name and some pretty good lip-syncing to the tune “U.n.I (You &!)” as he participated in a fundraising campaign that benefits UNICEF.

“U.n.I (You & I)” is a song and video from the son and granddaughter of Sir Roger Moore, an organization the Bond star was passionately involved with for many years. The video features more than 50 celebrities lip-syncing the song’s lyrics, in honor of their friend Roger and to support a great cause close to the actor’s heart.  You can check out the wall of celebrities who have posted viral videos in support of UNICEF lip-syncing to the song here.

Braeden posted his video to social media sharing: “The only way we can make a difference is by coming together. What a pleasure to be a part of @theunisong project to raise money & awareness for @UNICEF  “

See the video below.

So, will you check out and download “U.n.I (You &!)” and help Eric and other celebrities make a difference? Comment below.

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AMBITIONS Returns With All-New Episodes In November

More backstabbing, more twisted people, more sexcapades, and of course, Stephanie Lancaster (Robin Givens) in all her glory, are in store for viewers of OWNs hit primetime soap, Ambitions.

When the back-half of Ambitions first season kicks-off on November 12th look for: Stephanie and Amara’s (Essence Atkins) rivalry over Titus (Kendrick Cross) to reach a fever pitch; Evan (Brian White) and Rondell (Brely Evans) to face a tragic family death, and Bella (Erica Page) struggling as her worst nightmare appears to have come true.

In addition, be on the lookout for soap opera favorite, Rick Hearst (Ex-Ric Lansing, GH) to appear in upcoming episodes.

Check out the first look trailer below of the action to come when Ambitions returns on Tuesday night’s at 10PMEST only on OWN.

So, have you been enjoying Ambitions thus far? If so, who is your favorite character and who is the hottest? Comment below.

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Felicity Huffman Reports To Prison To Serve Sentence For College Admissions Scandal

Former Desperate Housewives star, Felicity Huffman, reported to a federal prison to start to serve her 14-day sentence for her participation in the college admissions scandal that saw affluent parents use illegal means including bribery to get their children into elite educational institutions.

On Tuesday, Huffman surrendered herself to authorities at the low-security Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California which is said to be 35 miles east of San Francisco.  Felicity actually entered the prison facility earlier than her court-ordered date of October 25th.

Coincidentally, the prison that Huffman is serving her sentence also housed very well-known inmates including: Patty Hearst, Heidi Fleiss, and Sara Jane Moore, who attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford in 1975.  Forbes Magazine named the facility one of America’s top 10 “cushiest” prisons back in 2009.

Unlike former Edge of Night actress, Lori Loughlin, who was also caught up in the scandal and has plead not-guilty to charges levied against her and her husband, Huffman did pleaded guilty to paying $15,000 to arrange for her daughter’s SAT score to be falsified.  In addition, Huffman was fined $30,000, and must perform 250 hours of community service and spend a year on probation.

U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling of the District of Massachusetts, who is the the supervising prosecutor, said Loughlin should expect a tougher sentence than Huffman if she is convicted during an interview on a Boston TV station expressing: “I don’t think I’d be giving away any state secrets by saying we would probably ask for a higher sentence for her than we did for Felicity Huffman.”

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Felicity actually was the first parent sentenced in the entire admissions scandal that broke several months ago.

Huffman told the judge during her sentencing, “I was frightened. I was stupid, and I was so wrong.”

So, what do you think of the 14-day sentence and that Felicity is already beginning her jail time? Comment below.

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