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Michelle Stafford Video Interview with Special Guest Natalia Stafford! A Preview Of The Stafford Project Season Finale & More!


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It is On-Air On-Soaps final video interview of 2013!

We could think of no better way then to close out the year and have some holiday fun than to sit-down with Two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Michelle Stafford (Ex-Phyllis, Y&R) to get the skinny on her upcoming premiere of her wildly successful The Stafford Project’s season finale!

As soap fans know, The Stafford Project season finale will be up online starting tomorrow on Saturday, December 21st via The Stafford Project You Tube channel and Michelle’s website.  The finale features some of your very favorites from the soap opera genre!

The all-star soap cast like you have never seen them before includes: Venice, Beacon Hill and B&B star, Crystal Chappell, DAYS James Scott and Nadia Bjorlin, General Hospital’s Finola Hughes and Ian Buchanan, and Y&R’s Marco Dapper and Christian LeBlanc!


During the video interview, Michael Fairman talks with Michelle and the two of them reveal some great teasers on the parts played by Crystal Chappell, Nadia Bjorlin,  and James Scott in The Stafford Project season finale! In addition, they are joined by one of the most important cast members of The Stafford Project, Michelle’s daughter, Natalia!  Watch what happens when she joins the conversation!

For those fans who miss Michelle on Y&R, she does take a moment to once again address her decision to leave the number one soap opera, plus we chat about the success of her web series, and look back at the making of The Stafford Project’s inaugural season that featured Joshua Morrow (Nick, Y&R) and motion picture star, Kelly Preston to name a few,  and what Michelle would like to see happen when they film a season two!

Watch now this very special interview with Michelle Stafford and special guest, Natalia below! Then, let us know if you will be checking out The Stafford Project season finale? What you thoughts on Michelle’s comments during our chat?

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She seems so much happier since she got off the show. In light of recent events, I understand why. That set seems like a tense place with rampant egos.

Can’t wait to see the finale -especially James Scott :). I have enjoyed the episodes, especially White Secret & I laughed out loud at the one with the date with the singer who sang “Michelle My Belle” to Michelle. Guys do that to me too. It’s so awkward!

Loving The Stafford Project! So clever and hilarious. Can’t wait for this finale and what’s teased for next season. Also glad to hear Galen will be included next year. He is so naturally funny and sexy to boot!

Michael, this interview was beyond, beyond fabulous! Loved seeing Michelle again in her latest envirerment. She seems happy in her new role as a producer.Her fans will be delighted when her show returns with all the terrific stars. Loved this interview, Michael, because you and Michelle are so comfortable with each other. I was happy to see Michelles’ daughter who is an early actress all by herself. Looking forward to the next go-around, Kudos to all and happy holidays!!

My question is: Will Phyllis’s character be replaced by another actress so that, that wench Sharon can finally get what’s coming to her for Phyllis’s accident. How much longer are we gonna have to hear about how much she loves her soap daughter before she is written off??

I love michelle stafford so much. She is very down to earth, and so funny. T hank you so much, michael fairman for the wonderful video interview.

GREAT interview; I’ll always miss what she brought to “Phyllis” but am so happy to see her doing so well in her new endeavor and will support her always! Phenomenal talent!

Does Michelle realize how continuously she says ‘yeah, yeah’?

very annoying to me………

Yeah, me too…lol

Yeah, she probably does…lol

Is she going to GH when it over???????

I hope not because RC is going to pair he Silas Clay or she might be a Skye recast!!!!

And RC promise a Sam and Silas pairing!!!!!!!

I think she better suited for Y&R

I’ve never watched “The Stafford Project” but will definitely tune in tomorrow to see James Scott..!

I actually prefer Michelle in her series “The Stafford Project” to playing Phyllis on Y&R. I do miss her in scenes with Peter Bergman, Christian LeBlanc, and the Graz but he left too. I would love to see The Graz and Peter on her web series, also Elizabeth Hendrickson, Nancy Lee Grahn and Vanessa Marcil. I’d love to see Maurice Benard and Michelle too. I love love love The Stafford Project, it’s so funny and I always thought Michelle tried to bring humor to Phyllis. I always liked when she got to do comedy on Y&R. I cannot wait to see Crystal play a drug addict!! HILARIOUS!!

I’m more in love now with Michelle in her Web Series then I ever was Phyllis on Y&R and before The Stafford Project aired, I didn’t think that was possible!! I hope The Stafford Project is around for Seasons and Seasons to come. Congratulations Michelle on all your success, you are one Funny Lady!

Woohoo this’s gonna be great.

Thanks Michael… fabulous interview!!! Loved it!!! Can’t wait for the finale!!!

Hey Shawna,
Ita love Michelle’s series, she is so likeable, but have missed her as spunky Phyllis!
She writes better stuff for herself, natch.
Miss her with Jack and his Red, would love for Peter Bergman to guest on the SProject what a hoot that would be! When she left I felt robbed of my reunion of Red and Jack.
Nice interview here .
Thanks Michael Fairman.

I saw it..very funny.
Krystal Chappel is really funny.. a hoot
Finola Hugues is spunky and sassy and her accent..awesome
Christian Le Blanc, pretty Marco
And the end with Natalia and cute.. and charming.
Well done Michelle. When will start season 2 ??

i cant believe she left y r michelle reminds me so much of my daughter who lives in georgia idont get to see her often enough ,but watching her on y r i felt it was her they even look and act alike iam very ,very sad to see her leave the show,i have cried several times


Tom Arnold to Guest Star on The Bold and the Beautiful

The Bold and the Beautiful is adding a new pilot to its cast of characters to fly the Forresters overseas this summer to Monte Carlo, and it’s none other than Tom Arnold.

According to US Weekly, Arnold will appear in two upcoming episodes of the CBS soap opera airing at the end of July.  In story, Arnold will play the Forrester’s new pilot named Captain Deuce Stevens.

Arnold said of working with the B&B actors and crew, “It was great fun. People love The Bold and the Beautiful. The loyalty, the fans, the opinions … I started going online and listening to fans argue about certain things. It’s like sports.”

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In the scenes, Ridge (Thorsten Kaye), Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) head back overseas to relaunch the iconic, Brooke’s Bedroom fashion line for Forrester Creations.

One of the more hilarious behind the scenes moment Arnold shared, was with now two-time Daytime Emmy-winning actor, Thorsten Kaye: “I was in makeup and this guy comes in and goes, ‘Hey, can I get you anything?’ I go, ‘I don’t know, do you have Sugar Free Red Bull?’ This guy who I thought was the crew — he had a very hard handshake — was Thorsten. The rich, wealthy father.”

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As a preview of one of his scenes, Steffy will be running late to the flight and cannot locate her passport. Tom shared, “One thing that is true is you have a window to land at the airport. And if you mess around and you’re late, you will miss that (window). I like when there’s some reality to this stuff. It heightened the scene because Steffy forgot her passport.” Look for MacInnes Wood to pull off some “I Love Lucy-esque” moments.

Arnold added, “You expect (the drama) for a character, but it opens the doors for some hilarious stuff. It’s very funny because things are so dramatic that it lends itself to comedy.”

B&B is not Tom’s first foray into soaps, having previously appeared on General Hospital in the 90’s. He spoke on how he and ex-wife Roseanne Barr (who also appeared on GH as Jennifer Smith), were into daytime dramas, “Roseanne and I loved soap operas. (After I was on General Hospital), we ended up having all these folks on (Roseanne]) from the show, because soap operas are very good actors. They don’t mess around.”

Look for Arnold’s episodes to air on B&B on Tuesday, July 30th and Wednesday, July 31st.

So, what are your thoughts on Tom Arnold coming to B&B? What do you think of his respect for soap opera actors? Comment below.

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The Young and the Restless’ Michael Mealor Says of Summer/Kyle/Claire Storyline, “It’s Going to Get Nasty”

On CBS Daytime’s The Young and the Restless, Kyle (Michael Mealor) seems to be spending more time with Claire (Hayley Erin) much to the chagrin of Summer (Allison Lanier). All this has gone down since little Harrison was held captive along with Claire by Jordan (Colleen Zenk) and rhe

While Summer has told her concerns over and over to Kyle, that she doesn’t like Claire getting so close to the little boy, Kyle seems to be somewhat smitten with Claire, or is he?

Michael Fairman TV caught up with Michael Mealor on the red carpet at last week’s 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards to get his thoughts on this possible love triangle, or as the popular Aretha Franklin tune says, “Who’s Zoomin Who?” Can anyone be trusted?

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Mealor revealed that coming up on Y&R between Summer, Claire and Kyle that, “It’s going to get nasty. I gotta say that. No one trusts anyone, which makes good TV.”

To that end, it looks like no one in the Abbott family trusts Kyle either, to which Mealor replied, “Jack (Peter Bergman) doesn’t trust Kyle. Summer doesn’t trust Kyle. Diane (Susan Walters) doesn’t trust Kyle. Claire may be the only one, and I (may) have her fooled.”

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Fans have been speculating that Claire isn’t the now “good’ girl she seems to be and that her psychotic tendencies may take over. Mealor says, “That’s a testament to Hayley (Erin) and how amazing she is because she plays this lovable character, but you just kind of go, something may be off here.”

Recently, Y&R aired the two-person episode featuring Kyle’s on-screen dad, Peter Bergman and Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) where Jack tries to get Nikki to stop her bender and sober up, but ultimately loses his own sobriety and almost loses his life. Mealor shared he saw the unbelievable performances when it was being filmed.

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Michael expressed, “God, that’s such a fantastic episode. They showed up for that and they filmed that over two days –  split the episode in half. I was there on set shooting other scenes, but just watching them pour it out on the monitor. It was incredible.”

Watch our red carpet conversation with Michael Mealor below.

Now weigh-in; Do you think Claire will ultimately take to underhanded tactics to get Kyle and Harrison in her clutches and away from Summer? Let us know your theories via the comment section.

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Michele Val Jean Gives Update on Daytime’s Newest Soap: “The Team for ‘The Gates’ is Coming Together and It’s Fire”

CBS daytime’s newest soap opera, The Gates, is set to bow in January of 2025.  Until now, not much has been known of who else behind the scenes or in front of the camera might be coming on to the show.

However, The Gates writer, and co-executive producer, Michele Val Jean, shared an update on the series ,which has as its premise and epicenter, the story of a wealthy black family living in a gated community.

Now, Val Jean has taken to her Instagram account to share an update on the show.  Michele expressed, “You guys! The team for #TheGates is coming together and it’s 🔥🔥🔥. I couldn’t be happier. Exciting announcements coming soon. Stay tuned!”

Previously, Michele attended last weekend’s 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Award ceremony where she also shared on her IG, these sentiments: “Had a great time at the #daytimeemmys tonight. I so love this community of such colossally talented and genuinely nice people. I’m humbled to be adding to the legacy with ‘The Gates’. Shout out to my #boldandbeautiful peeps. You guys are the best.”

Val Jean has been a writer for The Bold & The Beautiful, Generations, Santa Barbara, General Hospital, and Port Charles throughout her daytime career, and she has won Daytime Emmys for her work on B&B and GH.

Now the question becomes, who would you like to see cast on ‘The Gates’? What kind of roles might be available? Who could be helping steer other creative elements behind the scenes? Stay tuned. Share your thoughts in the comment section below.


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