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Melody Thomas Scott’s 40th Anniversary With The Young and the Restless Celebration (Photos)

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This has been an event-filled and exciting week for The Young and the Restless Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman).  On Wednesday February 20th, the day of her 40th anniversary with the series, Y&R hosted a very special gathering in her honor at Y&R’s soundstage 41 at CBS Television City.

As far as milestone events go, this one was one of the most highly-attended and high-profile one in recent memory.  Not only were many of Melody’s castmates present, but also many former ones, dear friends,  family (even some of her adorable young grandchildren), executives, press. and other actresses from the genre, who all came to honor Melody on this remarkable accomplishment – playing a lead character for 40 years on a daytime drama series.

The celebration was filled with emotional and humorous stories and moments from the speakers: Eric Braeden (Victor), Amelia Heinle (Victoria), Joshua Morrow (Nick), who read a poem he wrote instead of a rap he might have done – all representing the Newman clan. Another speaker was Peter Bergman (Jack), representing the Abbott clan, and one of Melody’s enduring scene-partners and co-stars.  Christian LeBlanc (Michael) introduced the speakers and the clip package honoring the iconic Y&R star.

Sony executive, Steve Kent, CBS Daytime executive, Angelica McDaniel, and Brad Bell, head writer and EP of The Bold and the Beautiful, who spoke on behalf of the Bell family, also saluted Melody.  In addition, Melody’s longtime husband, producer Ed Scott, surprised Melody by speaking and introducing one of their dear friends to those in attendance who spoke to the realness of Melody.

When she finally addressed those in attendances after their kudos, Melody gave many special shout-outs and was quite emotional when speaking of her early childhood and how Y&R has become a family to her and a place where she belonged.

Later, photos were taken with the exquisite cake which was in the form of crossword puzzle, Melody’s idea, and executed by the talented folks at the Hansen’s Bakery.

Michael Fairman TV was present at the proceedings and will have a follow-up feature with thoughts from many of the casts on Melody’s accomplishment in the days to come.  For now, take a look at some of the images from the event with our captions in the photo gallery below.

What was your favorite image from Melody’s big day? Comment below.

 

Everyone was thrilled to see Melody's longtime castmate, Doug Davidson back on set and joined by another longtime scene partner,  Lauralee Bell.
B&B's head honcho,, Brad Bell spoke on behalf of the Bell family and honors Melody.
Catherine Hickland drove all the way from Vegas to be part of her dear friend, Melody's big 4-0 with Y&R.
Melody don't cut that amazing cake! We just want to stare at it! Thanks Hansen's Bakery.
Ah, Jack and Nikki, the duo of Peter Bergman and Melody Thomas Scott.
Looks like leopard print was the order of the day, right, Tracey E. Bregman, Melody and Christian LeBlanc?
Joshua Morrow delivered a poem, while Eric Braeden delivered some beautiful words on their co-star Melody.  Nothing like those Newman  men, right? Right!
Melody is featured on the cover of the upcoming issue of CBS Watch! And looking amazing on that cover!
Y&R cast in attendance surrounding Melody with love and admiration.
Melody designed this cake herself using this crosswords theme! Special shout-out to Hansen's bakery for making it come to life.
Melody addresses the crowd with a round of applause from her 'keynote' cast speakers.
Amelia Heinle tells those attendance all about Mel!
Let's go to the videotape! Melody looks on as guests are about to see the 40th anniversary promo look-back as Nikki,
There is no soap couple like Victor and Nikki! Longtime scene partners: Melody and Eric Braeden.
Even Melody's husband, Ed Scott had a few words for his wife on her big day.
Sony executive, Steve Kent recalled a time when he first met Melody,
And Bobbie from GH showed up too! Jackie Zeman shares this milestone with her friend, Melody.
Everyone was thrilled to see Melody's longtime castmate, Doug Davidson back on set and joined by another longtime scene partner, Lauralee Bell.

Photo Credits: HutchinsPhoto.com and JPI Studios

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Lovely pictures. Mel looks beautiful. The cake was amazing. Congratulations and thanks for entertaining us!!!

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Congratulations to Melody Thomas Scott on her 40th anniversary with the Young and the Restless. I still enjoy watching her now as I have for many years. She remains as beautiful as ever which is an inspiration for me.

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Y&R’s Eileen Davidson and Beth Maitland Honored with 40-Year Milestone Celebration (PHOTOS)

This week, The Young and the Restless celebrated the milestone of two of their all-time favorite performers; Daytime Emmy winners Eileen Davidson (Ashley) and Beth Maitland (Traci). The two actresses were honored for their 40th anniversary with the CBS daytime drama series.

Many of the cast, crew and creatives took a time out from production to pay tribute to their castmates and their contributions to the show, and their numerous dramatic and romantic storylines over the years.

 

Speaking at the event were Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott) the on-screen brothers to both actresses, Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) who had an on-screen romantic relationship with Ashley through the years, and Y&R’s executive producer, Tony Morina, among others.

 

Check out our photo gallery of some of the moments captured and share your congratulations to Eileen and Beth for a job well-don in the comment section below, and let us know your favorite Ashley or Traci moment over the years!

Peter Bergman salutes his on-screen sisters, Eileen and Beth.
B&B and Ex-Y&R star. Don Diamont, of course, was part of the festivities given his on-screen history as GC's Brad.
Eric Braeden shares some stories on working with Eileen and Beth.
Remember when Ashley and Victor were a romantic duo?
Cupcakes were the order of the day!
Y&R's Jason Thompson, Lauralee Bell and Christian LeBlanc were on-hand to celebrate Eileen and Beth's milestone.
Enemies on-screen, good friends in real-life ... Beth Maitland with Tracey E. Bregman.
Eileen Davidson strikes a pose with hubby, Vincent Van Patten.
Girls celebrating Beth! Kate Linder, Tracy E. Bregman, Camryn Grimes and Mishael Morgan.
It was a fun-filled and touching day for Eileen and Beth flanked by those who attended.
Peter Bergman salutes his on-screen sisters, Eileen and Beth.

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Y&R’s Kate Linder Honored for 40 Years as Esther By the Hollywood Museum (PHOTOS)

Thursday night, Kate Linder received very special honors from the Hollywood Museum to celebrate her 40th anniversary as Esther Valentine on The Young and the Restless. 

Who knew that after Kate said the lines, “Dinner is Served” in what was to be a one-line one-day appearance on the CBS daytime soap opera, thst she would end up remaining on the show for four decades!

As fans of the iconic soap opera know, Linder’s Esther was the dutiful and trusting maid to the Duchess of Genoa City, Katherine Chancellor (the late Jeanne Cooper).  The two shared many memorable scenes and with Jess Walton (Jill) too.  In addition, Esther’s familial ties grew wider when her grown-up daughter, “Kate” now known as Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson), came back to Genoa City several years ago.

At the Hollywood Museum event in Linder’s honor, Esther’s costumes were now part of a new exhibit: from her her maid’s uniform and cap, and the same feather duster her character has used on the soap opera for decades.  The exhibit also features Kate’s first-ever script from the show and art taken of her in Esther’s maid uniform throughout the years.

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Those speaking at the event included: longtime Y&R castmate, Sharon Case (Sharon) and former castmate, currently appearing on B&B, Sean Kanan (Deacon).

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Other Y&R stars in attendance included: Bryton James (Devon Hamilton), Mishael Morgan (Amanda Sinclair), and Robert Newman (Ashland Locke) and Michael Learned (Ex-The Waltons, who also played Katherine Chancellor and filled in for Jeanne Cooper on Y&R). In addition, GH favorite Carolyn Hennesy (Diane) was part of the event, and many others.

Take a look at some of the moments from Kate’s big night in Hollywood from the red carpet to the speeches in the photo gallery below.

Now, share your congrats to Kate  for 40 years as Y&R’s Esther Valentine in the comment section.

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Behind the Scenes of B&B’s Sheila and Taylor Rooftop Scenes (PHOTOS)

Over the past few days, viewers of The Bold and the Beautiful have witnessed Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) wanting to jump off the hospital rooftop after killing her son, Finn (Tanner Novlan) and shooting Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood).  In her grief over Finn, Sheila is rocked to her core and it is Taylor (Krista Allen) who stumbles upon the scene trying to talk Sheila down from the ledge.

However, in a shocking turn of events, Taylor goes over the ledge instead and needs Taylor to pull her back up to safety.  Sheila does just that and Taylor is saved.  It now looks as if the women have formed a strong bond, but Taylor has no idea that Sheila is the one who shot her daughter!

In soaps, it’s always a complex day when a show tapes an outdoor or remote portion of a story, especially one that deals with someone going over the ledge of high-story building.  Leave it to the crew, directors, and producers of the soap to pull it off just right.

Check out this behind the scenes photo gallery of just what went on when Krista and Kimberlin taped the major moments for their characters.

Then let us know, what did you think of Sheila wanting to commit suicide, Taylor trying to talk her down and ultimately being the one who goes over the ledge and needs Sheila to save her life? Comment below.

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