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More Y&R Stunt Casting – Elinor Donahue to wed Billy and Victoria!

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From Susan Olsen, to Sean Young ,to Eric Roberts, and now add to the list, 50’s sitcom star, Elinor Donahue, when The Young and the Restless will go 1950s retro for the September 8 wedding of Victoria Newman and Billy Abbott.  (Played by Amelia Heinle and Billy Miller)

According to TV Guide Magazine, ” The star-crossed lovers, both of whom suffer from major daddy issues, ironically cemented their relationship last July while watching a Father Knows Best marathon on TV.  To commemorate that, the soap has hired one of the stars from the beloved sitcom, Elinor Donahue who played teenager Betty Anderson — to officiate the ceremony.  Appropriately, Donahue will play a character named Judge Anderson.”

Y&R co-head writer, Scott Hamner stated: “Relationship and romance is partly about trying to achieve a retro-fantasy of better, simpler times — bringing Elinor on amps up that homage to the perfect famil. We have great admiration for Elinor. She’s an iconic part of our collective psyche and it seemed like we couldn’t do it without her. We love her!”

As we also reported here at On-Air On-Soaps last week ,Eric Roberts is heading to Drew Pinsky’s Celebrity Rehab. According to TVG, “Eric has interrupted his run as lawyer Vance Abrams to join the reality series.  But he will not be replaced in the role. Roberts’ wife, Eliza, revealed on E! that her hubby smokes too much of the wacky weed (he has a legal prescription) and needed help from Dr. Drew to get over his habit. Y&R exec producer Maria Bell is fine with that. “We support Eric Roberts in his decision and it does not affect his continuing on Y&R,” says Bell in a statement. “We are thrilled to have him in this role.”

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i am all for what the other bloggers like daytime confidential are saying with yr. that entire writing crew needs to go. its time for lml to return. michael what has maria said to you? i know your a huge fan of hers like your friend nelson branco.

when you copied this from tvguide magazine it also copied their comments.

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yw. what do you think about yr and has maria said anything to you?

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TONIGHT: Kelly Kruger and Ryan Paevey In Hallmark Channel’s ‘From Friend to Fiancé’

When Ted gets engaged to the high school mean girl and asks Jess, his childhood best friend, to plan their wedding, things get complicated. Her true feelings for Ted keep getting in the way … and that’s the set-up for tonight’s premiere of From Friend to Fiancé  which stars Jocelyn Hudon along with daytime drama favorites: Kelly Kruger (Mackenzie, Y&R) and Ryan Paevey (Ex-Nathan, General Hospital).

From Friend to Fiancé bows tonight on the Hallmark Channel beginning at 9PM ET and 8PM CT.  In the story, Paevey plays the man at the epicenter of all the attention, Ted, while Kruger takes on the role of Kimberly Kentwood.

This movie is part of Hallmark’s ‘Countdown to Summer’ promotion of stories that always centers around love and romance and how people come together, or break apart, and them come back together again.

The cable network sent this tweet out in anticipation of tonight’s premiere: “The wait is almost over! What will Jess do when she finds out her best friend Ted is marrying her sworn high school rival Kimberly ?”

Meanwhile, Kelly Kruger announced that she will be live-tweeting with fans at 9PM during the debut of the movie.

So, looking forward to seeing Ryan and Kelly together on-screen? Comment below.

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Y&R’s Melody Thomas Scott To Release Memoir In 2020

This ought to be a page-turner!  The one and only Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) of The Young and the Restless has been a very busy gal, not only appearing on the top-rated soap, but she has been writing her memoir set for release next year!  According to a tweet from her Literary Agent, Dr. Uwe Stender, this will be quite the highly-anticipated life story.

Stender tweeted: “I am BEYOND ecstatic to announce that ‘s memoir will be published next summer!

He added on the upcoming Thomas Scott book, “Star of the #1 daytime drama The Young and The Restless Melody Thomas Scott’s ALWAYS YOUNG AND RESTLESS, a memoir covering her career (and life struggles) from a child actress (i.e. Hitchcock’s Marnie) to become the longest-serving and beloved daytime actress on television in the same role, written with Dana L. Davis.”

Melody confirmed the memoir following up with a tweet to Stender, “Well, I guess the cat is out of the bag now! Can’t wait for all of you to read it! Now you all know what I’ve been up to!”

So, intrigued by what Melody will share about her life and her time on Y&R in her upcoming memoir? Comment below.

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Colleen Bell Named California Film Commissioner

In major news this week out of California, the state’s Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed The Bold and the Beautiful’s former producer and former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, Colleen Bell, to head up the state’s all-important film commission at a critical time.

As the new executive director of the California Film Commission, Bell will replace Amy Lemisch, who stepped down last week after 15 years.  Bell is slated to begin her position in the coming days.

As the director of the largest film commission in the country, the choice of Colleen is said to be an excellent one with her combination of production and political experience and expertise.

Bell had worked as a consultant with the California Film Commission organization since 2017 and served as the U.S. Ambassador to Hungary from 2014-2017 under then President Barack Obama.

Colleen is the wife of The Bold and the Beautiful’s executive producer, and head writer, Brad Bell.  For more on her appointment, check out the full-story from the Hollywood Reporter who broke the news.

Now below, share your congratulations for Colleen and wish her well in her new job via the comment section,

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