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Kristoff St. John’s Dear Friend, Actor Stan Shaw, To Play Reverend At Neil Winters’ Funeral On Y&R

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In a very touching casting move, The Young and the Restless has brought in veteran actor, Stan Shaw to play a very special role in the upcoming funeral episode of the character of Neil Winters, as the top-rated soap opera says goodbye to the late Kristoff St. John (Neil) on-air.

St, John passed away in February from hypertrophic heart disease, according to the autopsy

Look for Shaw to appear on the upcoming April 25th episode of Y&R, according to TV Insider, who first posted the news.

Once the news broke, Shaw took to his Twitter account and shared: “Humbled and appreciative!”

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The relationship between Shaw and St. John goes way back to the time they both appeared on the miniseries, Roots: The Next Generation in 1979.  In it, St. John played a young Alex Haley while Shaw played Will Palmer.

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Shaw is also known for his work on Criminal Minds, The X-Files, North & South and Wiseguy to name but a few series and shows.

So, what do you think of Kristoff’s longtime pal, Stan Shaw presiding over Neil Winters funeral?  Comment below.

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Pjc

I don’t think there will be a dry eye in the house with this episode. St. John , from all the outpouring from cast and friends, was truly an amazing and special man. He will be missed by them.

His character will be sadly missed by all us fans who only knew him as Neil.

Godspeed

Linda Ligons
Linda Ligons

I know I will need tissues

annmarie roderiques
annmarie roderiques

I still miss him RIP Kristoff ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

Momo
Momo

Nice and probably sad for the actor.

Meg
Meg

Glad he is doing this

su000
su000

eeeessshhhh..
why do they have the need to bring on the morbid?
Kristoff is on his journey, hopefully, not just resting in peace going nowhere.

But- to bring the sobbing and all that depressing stuff on screen is not cool.
I won’t be watching that episode..

Boop
Boop

I’m so glad that we have choices; you have the one not to watch.

Lew S.
Lew S.

Boop,Thanks for that reply.

Teresa Barroso
Teresa Barroso

Let him RIP, I don’t think that is a good idea!!!

Meg
Meg

I think it is a wonderful that they’re doing this for Neil and Ktistoff

Herbert Farmer Jr
Herbert Farmer Jr

I WILL MISS NEIL ON YR,MY CONDOLENCES TO FAMILY AND CREW

Herbert Farmer Jr
Herbert Farmer Jr

CONDOLENCES TO FAMILY AND CREW AMEN

Boop
Boop

I’m glad that the show will remember Kristoff/ Neil; it’s what we do in life when loved ones pass. Some people make it low key by having graveside services. I want the show to truly memorialize Neil.

Linda Ligons
Linda Ligons

I love him as a actor, and I’m glad to hear that they’re going to have his creator pass on the show. May he continue to rest in peace.

shelly
shelly

This is awesome! More proof that Y & R is getting back on track.

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Angelica McDaniel OUT as CBS Head of Daytime As Network Restructures

There has been a swift turn in the CBS Daytime hierarchy.  In news this evening, CBS Head of Daytime Angelica McDaniel has exited the network and her position, following a restructuring which dissolved her position.

According to Deadline:  McDaniel’s position is being eliminated as the network is folding the daytime team into the Current Programming department headed by Amy Reisenbach.”  Angelica had been with the company for nine years.

Reportedly, McDaniel’s last day at CBS was today.  The move by CBS now makes it similar to how ABC handles their soap opera, General Hospital as it is overseen by Vicki Dummer. who oversees all scripted series for the day-pa

Kelly Kahl, President of CBS Entertainment said in a stateement: “Angelica McDaniel championed our daytime series line up with creativity, passion and energy and broke new ground by helping launch the Network’s first daytime talk show in years while respecting the long history and tradition of the dramas and game shows. We appreciate her many contributions and wish her well on her next endeavors.”

McDaniel oversaw The Young and the Restless (who’s ratings have been on a decline of late) and The Bold and the Beautiful for the network.  She also was responsible for championing The Talk to daytime television.  Angelica was promoted over a short period of time by industry standards to her position after her accomplishments.

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After a major backlash, Good Morning America‘s Lara Spencer apologized Monday morning on-air during the ABC morning show, over comments she made last week over now six-year-old Prince George taking ballet classes.

In her apology, Spencer told GMA viewers: “I screwed up.  The comment I made about dance was insensitive, it was stupid, and I am deeply sorry.”

Several key figures in the dance community spoke out following her remarks, and Spencer herself also spoke to them over the last few days telling viewers: “I have listened, I have learned about the bravery it takes for a young boy to pursue a career in dance.”

From there, a previously recorded group interview Spencer conducted with three male dancers; Robbie Fairchild (Cats), Travis Wall (So You Think You Can Dance) and Fabrice Calmels (Joffrey Ballet), was shown as each expressed their personal journey and often the humiliation they felt as young boys when they were laughed at and made fun of because of dance.

All of this was kicked off by Spencer making a comment during the Thursday ‘Pop News’ segment on GMA, in which she talked about Prince George’s  “curriculum”.

Lara said in her commentary: “In addition to the usual first- and second-grade things like math, science and history, the future King of England will be putting down the Play-Doh to take on religious studies, computer programming, poetry and ballet, among other things.” She then paused which gave way to chortles in the audience and went on to say: “Prince William says Prince George absolutely loves ballet. I have news for you, Prince William: We’ll see how long that lasts. I mean, he might! He might end up … Between the religious studies and the computer programming, I just want to go back to the Play-Doh!”

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From Debbie Allen, to Rosie O’Donnell, to the wife of the late great dancer Gene Kelly, these women were among those who took swift action commenting on Lara’s remarks and how she mocked ballet.  Outside the GMA studios Monday morning were hundreds of male dancers doing their ballet moves, as well.

So, what do you think of Spencer’s remarks and her apology? Comment below. But first watch the segment and what went down this morning on GMA.

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Dancing with the Stars Season 28 Cast Revealed: From The Bachelorette’s Hannah Brown to Ex-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer

This morning on ABC’s Good Morning America the celebrity line-up was announced for the upcoming fall season and 28th edition of Dancing with the Stars.  Within the list of competitors are: The Bachelorette, Hannah Brown, former Dawson’s Creek star, James Van Der Beek, and even disgraced White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, and the “Uptown Girl” herself, supermodel Christie Brinkley 

In addition to the above celebs, showing their best ballroom dance moves will also be: Queer Eye‘s Karamo Brown, The Office‘s Kate Flannery and Kenan & Kel‘s Kel Mitchell, plus The Supremes’ Mary Wilson, Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke, and American Idol Season 10 runner-up  and now country/pop star, Lauren Alaina.

As for the former pro athletes in the cast; those slots belong to: former NFL linebacker of the Baltimore Ravens, Ray Lewis, and former NBA player (and former hubby to Khloe Kardashian) Lamar Odom.

On the pro dancer side, this season will mark the return of Peta Murgatroyd who last competed three seasons ago, as well as newcomers Daniella Karagach and Pasha Pashkov. In addition, the cast will include the steps of: Brandon Armstrong, Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Cheryl Burke, Witney Carson, Val Chmerkovskiy, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko and Emma Slater.

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