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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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THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: What Did You Think of Victoria and Ashland’s Wedding? (PHOTOS)

Friday’s episode of The Young and the Restless brought with it the vows and the “I do’s” of Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle) to Ashland Locke (Richard Burgi), and the couple are now officially married.  However, pangs of guilt, emotion, and ‘how to solve a problem like Ashland’ also filled the ceremony.

Leslie Brooks (Janice Lynde) played the piano, Tess (Cait Fairbanks) sang a song, and Victoria came down the aisle with her father, Victor (Eric Braden).  It was actually the moments between Eric Braeden and Amelia Heinle that were the emotional high points as you could see the love between the characters, and the actors.

 

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With the nuptials in Tuscany, which brought Hunter King and Michael Mealor’s characters of Summer and Kyle back into the mix, along with Janice Lynde, Victoria was said to never look more beautiful and she chose, after all of Sally’s (Courtney Hope) machinations, to actually wear the dress Sally designed, which was a smash!

The drama came from what was Gaines (Jamison Jones) going to do and what ammo did he have to bust up the nuptials in his revenge against Ashland.  Nick (Joshua Morrow) comes upon him in a upstairs terrace room, and instead of helping him stop the wedding, he actually locks him in the room.

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Nick then has a decision to make …. does he stop the wedding, which he knows his sister would never forgiven him for (he was already uninvited to the nuptials), or bust open the situation?  It is none other than Adam (Mark Grossman) that tells Nick to look at Victoria before he makes his move saying, “She’s happy. Do you really want to be the guy who wipes that look off her face on what should be the best day of her life?” Just then, Ashland and Victoria become husband and wife, They kiss as everyone in attendance applauds.

Throughout the wedding, another highlight was every time the camera would pan to Billy.  His face said it all as it was exceedingly and increasingly hard for him to watch Victoria marry another man, let alone Ashland. Jason Thompson played those moments to perfection. After the wedding, Billy goes up to the newlyweds and wishes them well.  During the ceremony, he received a text from Gaines, but did not read it.  When he later opens it, there is a video attachment.

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Meanwhile, back in the upstairs room, Gaines is confronted by Nick, Adam, and Victor, who Adam alerted to the situation; instead of calling security, which Nick asked him to do.  A stern Victor tells Gaines that he’s still a threat to Victoria and her company, and he won’t allow that to happen.

When we go back to Billy, who is now with Lily (Christel Khalil), he looks shocked by what he just saw in the video message from Gaines.  He shows it to Lily saying: “He (Gaines) just sent us a video of himself detailing all of Ashland’s crimes including the evidence.” Lily knows this is huge news! Billy tells her that if they don’t publish within the hour, Gaines is going to send it around to other press outlets.  When Lily asks, “What should we do?”  The camera pans to Billy looking at Victoria and Ashland, where Victoria is smooching with her new hubby.  Billy looks very concerned and very torn. Will he be the person to break the backstory of Ashland and his crimes including the forged will and his conniving for Camilla Rhodes’ fortune… or will he not do anything with the intel to save his enduring relationship with Victoria?  We fade to black.  Tune-in Monday.

So, what did you think of the wedding of Ashland & Victoria? Share your thoughts in the comment section, but first, check out some of the moments and looks from the wedding in front of the camera and behind the scenes in our photo gallery below.

Photos: JPI and CBS

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Y&R’s Melissa Claire Egan Baby Shower with Cast and Friends (Photos)

This past Friday, Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea) was treated to a very special baby shower for her newborn on the way by some of her castmates: Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe), Greg Rikaart (Kevin), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) and Joshua Morrow (Nick).

The gathering was held at The Grove near CBS Television City, where Y&R tapes.

Attending were not only the hosts, but Missy’s other castmates including: Brytni Sarpy (Elena), Bryton James (Devon), Peter Bergman (Jack), Camryn Grimes (Mariah), Mishael Morgan (Amanda), and more.

On her Instagram, Melissa had some special shout-outs to those who worked to put together the baby shower for her: “I’m so lucky to have a job I love so much, playing a role I love so much, with THESE PEOPLE THAT I LOVE SO MUCH!! Beyond grateful. Thank you @e.c.hendrickson, @gregrikaart, @therealstafford, & @joshuamorrowyr for throwing me my work baby shower. I’m spoiled and I know it!!! Thank you guys, and thanks to all you amazingly supportive fans who watch the show, and have sent your love my way during this time. It will forever mean the world to me, @katrosar, and this new little man💙”

Take a look at some of the moments from the baby shower through our photo gallery below.

Now that Missy is on maternity leave from Y&R, share your well-wishes to her and dad-to-be Matt Katrosar via the comment section.

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48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards: Photo Gallery and Acceptance Speeches

Last night on the 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on CBS and streamed on Paramount+, viewers watched a hybrid-broadcast for the annual kudofest as the world is coming out of the coronavirus pandemic.

While the acceptance speeches, and presenters were pre-taped along with the previously seen red carpet footage, no one knew who the winners were till last night, because all of the nominees taped a speech.  The virtual ceremony combined remote presentations and remembrances, with host, Sheryl Underwood presiding over the ceremony on a soundstage and introducing presenters to the stage, as well.

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Adam Sharp, President & CEO, NATAS said of the event on Friday night: “We honor the Daytime community for helping us find our way through the turbulence of the pandemic, increased racial unrest and the chaos of the presidential election as America faced one of its most trying years in our history. This evening celebrated not only the best programming and performances of this year but reflected on some of Daytime’s biggest icons that have left an indelible mark on our medium.”

Streaming service Netflix was actually the evening’s big overall winner with seven Emmys. NATAS had called this production and event a “transition” event after shooting much of it on a set, as they look to bring back the live event feel for next year, since the broadcast had already received a two-year commitment from CBS.

While the late Alex Trebek and Larry King were remembered and also won awards posthumously, Regis Philbin was also honored by his longtime co-host, Kathy Lee Gifford.  Then, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Diamond White (Paris) performed a song during the In-Memoriam segment.

You can check out some of the acceptance speeches from Daytime Drama winners: Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy, B&B) Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH), Max Gail (Ex-Mike, GH), Marla Adams (Ex-Dina, Y&R), and Frank Valentini (EP, GH) below our photo gallery of some of the backstage moments that were captured during portions of the pre-taped ceremony.

Then let us know, what did you think of the 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards broadcast? Who’s acceptance speech did you enjoy? Share your views in the comment section.

B&B's Jacqueline MacInnes Wood wins Lead Actress in a Drama Series
DAYS Victoria Konefal winner for Outstanding Younger Performer in a Drama Series
General Hospital presenters: Donnell Turner (Curtis) and Cynthia Watros (Nina).
Sean Kanan takes home the gold for his Digital Drama, "Studio City".
Y&R's Josh Griffith and his writing team win Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series.
GH's Maurice Benard (Sonny) delivers an emotional speech following his Lead Actor victory.
Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest presented Lead Actress in a Drama Series to Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, virtually.
GH executive producer, Frank Valentini and his producing team take Outstanding Drama Series.
Extra correspondent and the former 'Bachelorette', Rachel Lindsay presents a major award.
Max Gail wraps up his emotional run as Mike Corbin, with his second Daytime Emmy for his work on GH.
Max Gail strikes a pose with his Emmy backstage.
Y&R's Marla Adams shares an emotional taped message on her victory in the Supporting Actress category for her work as Dina Mergeron.
GH's Maurice Benard backstage after his 3rd Lead Actor Emmy in his career.
B&B's six-time Daytime Emmy winner, Heather Tom  (Katie) presents an award.
B&B's Jacqueline MacInnes Wood wins Lead Actress in a Drama Series

 

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