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Oprah's farewell episode huge ratings winner!

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The Oprah Winfrey Show finale delivered the highest household ratings in 17 years for the talk show.  According to preliminary numbers from Nielsen ( with the Total Viewer numbers forthcoming in a few weeks) Winfrey averaged a 13.3 household rating.  That is the largest average since her February 21, 1994 episode titled, “People Shed their Disguises” which helped guests stop hiding behind certain style and grooming choices.

Wednesday’s finale, featured no guests but simply had Winfrey talking intimately to her studio audience (and viewers at home) about lessons learned and what she and the viewers experienced together over the last 25 years.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Monday’s episode, part 1 of the United Center celebration where Oprah was honored by her friends and celebrities  scored a 10.2  household rating while Tuesday’s installment, averaged a 10.7.   Winfrey’s final moments were a bow to the audience, and then walking through the halls of her Harpo Studios to her enduring staff with hugs and tears, and finally hugging her beloved dog, Sadie stating, “We did it, Sadie!”

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ethel
ethel

after the way she addressed us soap fans after we asked for her help – all i can say is good riddens!!!

Jan
Jan

MICHEAL VICKS WAY before this. oprah is truely a BIG 2 face.

Lew
Lew

The best of luck to her on all endeavors and the best of luck to OWN.

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GH’s Billy Miller Lands Role In Apple’s Upcoming Thriller Series, ARE YOU SLEEPING

Exciting casting news for mutli-Daytime Emmy winner, Billy Miller (Drew, General Hospital).  Miller has been cast in the upcoming drama series thriller, Are you Sleeping to be on Apple’s streaming platform.

Are you Sleeping stars Oscar winner Octavia Spencer along with Lizzy Caplan, and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) with another Oscar winner, Reese Witherspoon serving as one of the series executive producers with the project through her production company, Hello Sunshine.

According to Deadline: Are You Sleeping, is based on the true-crime novel by Kathleen Barber,and provides a unique glimpse into America’s obsession with true-crime podcasts and challenges its viewers to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice is placed on a public stage.

Code Black’s Moon Bloodgood is also set as a series regular. Brett Cullen (Devious Maids) and Hunter Doohan, will recur along with Miller.

In story, Octavia Spencer stars as Poppy Parnell, a relentless investigative reporter who looks to uncover the truth behind a decades-old questionable murder verdict through her new podcast. Caplan plays twin sisters Josie and Lanie, whose father’s murder decades ago is examined on the podcast. Paul plays convicted murderer Warren Cave, whose guilt or innocence has remained a question in many people’s minds for the past 20 years.

Miller will play the role of Lanie’s husband, Alex Dunn.

Elizabeth Perkins, Mekhi Phifer, Michael Beach, Tracie Thoms, Haneefah Wood and Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) also co-star in the series.

So, looks like Billy will be a part of a star-studded cast! Excited to see him in this role? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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DYNASTY’s Brianna Brown Is A New Mom!

It’s a boy for Brianna Brown and her husband Richie Keen!

The CW’s Dynasty star, were she plays Claudia Blaisdel, gave birth to her son Charlie Zane on July 18th in Los Angeles.

The new little bundle of joy weighed in 7 lbs., 11 oz.

In a statement to PEOPLE the proud new parents expressed: “We are overjoyed to welcome Charlie into our family and are grateful to everyone who helped guide us through our birth experience. We are looking forward to all the adventures we will have in the next chapter of our lives.”

General Hospital fans remember Brianna for her portrayal of Dr. Lisa Niles who had an obsession with Dr. Patrick Drake (played by now Y&R’s Jason Thompson).

Share your congratulations for the happy couple and baby Charlie via the comment section below!

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Jordi Vilasuso Joins The Cast Of The Young and the Restless

Soap vet, Jordi Vilasuso is heading to Genoa City!

Casting news out of Soap Opera Digest is that the Daytime Emmy-winning actor, will play the role of Ray who is said to be a mysterious stranger who finds himself immersed in the drama in town.

Look for Jordi to make his Y&R debut on the Friday, August 17th episode.

Daytime fans last saw Jordi as Dario on Days of our Lives.  He exited when the character was written-off and into the Witness Protection Program.

Jordi won is Daytime Emmy for his role as Tony Santos on Guiding Light.

So, do you think Jordi will play a good guy, or a bad guy this time out on Y&R? Comment below.

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This week on Y&R, Nick reveals himself to Victor as the one who has been masquerading at J.T.! Meanwhile, Lily and Hilary are involved in a terrible car crash, and Mariah and Tessa reconnect. What did you think of Nick’s revenge plot on Victor? Watch the latest promo from CBS below, then let us know. Leave A Comment

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