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Lauralee Bell Marks 40 Years on The Young and the Restless and Shares Fans Say They’ve Waited, “30 Years for Cricket and Danny to Get Together!”

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Today on the November 2nd episode of The Young and the Restless, Christine (Lauralee Bell) is at a crossroads after her marriage to Paul has gone bust. How will she pick up the pieces and move on from here? Might a romance 30 years later with Danny Romalotti (Michael Damian) be the ticket for part of her future happiness?

The episode also celebrates Lauralee Bell’s 40th anniversary with the top-rated CBS soap opera with this special standalone show.  For longtime viewers of Y&R, they know that Bell started on the show as teenaged fashion model Cricket Blair and later when she grew up became legal eagle “Christine”.

Throughout her run on Y&R, Christine has only had two great loves, Paul and Danny. Pretty rare for a soap opera character after 4 decades!  In previewing her special episode with PEOPLE, Bell expressed: “My character’s at the crossroads of leaving my ex-husband and possibly revisiting my first love, who just happens to be back in town. I go from location to location and I talk to different people. At the end, there is kind of the answer to this question of where I’m at in my life. It sort of gives you a hint of what she might be doing next.”

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Now with Michael Damian back on Y&R, could Christine find happiness again with Danny, and put behind all the past interference and tragedy caused by Phyllis (Michelle Stafford)?  Bell shared: “We have fans that have been saying in the last couple weeks, I’ve waited 30 years for Cricket and Danny to get back together. Waited 30 years!”

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Lauralee’s longtime friend and castmate Tricia Cast (Nina) is back for the milestone show. Tricia is just one of many cast members who have been a part of Lauralee’s life on-screen and off. Bell noted, “I’ve spent 40 years with some of these people and have loved every minute of it.”

In addition, on yesterday’s episode of The Talk, Lauralee and Michael Damian previewed Bell’s 40th anniversary episode and teased a Danny and Christine reunion.  You can watch it below.

So, do you think Danny and Christine will get a second chance at love, 30 years later? Let us know in the comment section and share your congrats to Lauralee for her 40th anniversary milestone on The Young and the Restless.

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The best part was Phyllis: “cheers to The Big!” LMFAO

What a beautiful episode!
Laura Lee Bell plays her role of Christine with all her heart and soul. She certainly had some tear jerker scenes!!!
Made me miss the old y n r soooo much. All those impactful stories with lots of crisises and real development s, that musical score too. All my favorites!!!

I thought it was very well done and Tricia Cast and her fell right into place without missing a beat .

I agree with you. I thoroughly enjoyed the show. Too bad Phyllis had to spoil it with her nastiness.

I didn’t see the program yet. However, did see the program when Cricket was first introduced. For me, Cricket who grew up and became Christine, was always rather herself and somewhat “pure” in many senses. There were scenes ago with Paul and Christine on the beaches of (Hawaii) or something similar. Danny also with a marriage. As an actor, if the writing is not too disrupted, regardless of most scripts — she can work it; save an extraordinarily event.

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Josh Duhamel to Star in Netflix Romance Drama ‘Ransom Canyon’

Former All My Children star and Daytime Emmy-winning actor, Josh Duhamel (ex-Leo duPres) will star in a new romantic series for Netflix. The streamer is expanding its romance brand with the upcoming drama, Ransom Canyon.

In story, Ransom Canyon “charts the intersecting lives of three ranching families, all set against the rugged expanse of Texas Hill Country.” It is said to be a romance-fueled family drama and contemporary Western rolled intoone.

Duhamel will take on the role of Staten Kirkland, said to be,”The owner and sole occupant of the sprawling Double K Ranch.” Staten is, “steadfast and stoic, and leads the charge to resist outside forces threatening his way of life and the land that he loves.”

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Minka Kelly stars opposite Duhamel in the role of Quinn. According to the loglines, the character, “has often found herself in the shadow of others, but after a stint in New York pursuing her career as a concert pianist, she has returned to Ransom Canyon to carve out a new path for herself.”

The series has received a 1o-episode order. Ransom Canyon follows the success in this genre of show for Netflix s such as Virgin River and Sweet Magnolias. The show is created by executive producer April Blair, whoseTV credits include: Jane by Design; All AmericanHart of Dixie and the Gossip Girl reboot.

As for Josh, he has recently appeared in motion pictures in the Transformers franchise, as well as features such as Shotgun Wedding. and on TV, he appeared in the NBC miniseries, The Thing About Pam with Renee Zelleweger. Minka is best-known for her roles in Friday Night Lights and Euphoria.

So, intrigued by this new romance western drama starring Josh Duhamel and Minka Kelly? Comment below.

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Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes Plan to “Spill the Tea” on Launch of Their Podcast ‘Amy & T.J.’

December 5th will be, and was, a memorable date in the careers of the controversial pairing of former ABC news anchors and GMA3 co-hosts, Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes.

The duo will officially launch their iHeartPodcast Amy and T.J tomorrow on Tuesday. The series is hosted and executive produced by the couple, who last night stepped out for the first time together at the iHeart 2023 Jingle Ball.

Their outing was quite the strategic one, right before the premiere of their new show where in the teaser released by iHeartPodcasts, they play up the scandal of it all.

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Making the drop date of Amy and T.J. all the more salacious is that one-year ago on December 5th, 2022 Robach and Holmes were removed from their hosting duties on GMA3: What You Need to Know.

Promoting their new podcast, the couple shared in a promotional photo: “Why yes, we be serving tea… One week from today, ‘Amy & T. J.'”

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According to the press release on their new audio venture, Amy and T.J. will use their decades of experience delivering headline news and captivating viewers nationwide as they get behind the microphone to explore meaningful conversations about current events, pop culture, and everything in between where “nothing is off limits.”

The two anchors intimate relationship first became public knowledge when photos of the two together holding hands surfaced back in November of 2022. Both were presumably married to their spouses at the time. Holmes to Marilee Fiebeg, and Robach to former Melrose Place star, Andrew Shue.

Take a listen below to the intro teaser for Amy and T.J.  Then let us know, what do you think about how they are working the scandal that got them ousted from ABC? Intrigued to hear if they reveal anything about their relationship and what really went down behind the scenes in the season premiere of their new podcast? Let us know via the comment section.

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Judith Light to Star Alongside Billy Crystal in Apple TV+ Limited Series ‘Before’

Whenever we get to see more Judith Light on our screens is always a good day. Almost every project she touches, or appears in, sees her delivering yet another magnificent performance on her already more than impressive acting resume.

Now comes word that the former two-time Daytime Emmy-winning star from One Life to Live (Ex-Karen Wolek) and two-time Tony Award winner will star along with Billy Crystal in Apple TV+’s upcoming limited series, Before.

According to the loglines on the series, Before is a 10-episode atmospheric, character-driven psychological thriller about Eli (Crystal), a child psychiatrist who, after recently losing his wife, Lynn (Light), encounters a troubled young boy who seems to have a haunting connection to Eli’s past.

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Seductively enigmatic, Lynn (Light) is the love of Eli’s life, but her recent death may not be quite what it seems. As Eli digs deeper into the hidden life of the wife he thought he knew, he soon finds Lynn haunting him from beyond the grave.

According to Deadline, Adam Bernstein is set to direct the pilot. He previously directed the pilot episodes for  Fargo, 30 Rock, and Scrubs. His most recent directing credit include Apple TV+’s Silo and Showtime’s Billions.

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As for Judith, she had continued to work project after project. She also received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. You can see Light in Max’s Julia and Starz’s Shining Vale as well as Peacock’s Poker Face.

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