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Oscar Winner Francis Ford Coppola Visits The Set Of Y&R! But Why?

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Well, here’s a something that we bet no one saw coming! According to the Huffington Post today, Academy Award winning writer-director Francis Ford Coppola ( yes, of The Godfather fame) visited the set of The Young and the Restless!

But what exactly was he doing there?  Apparently, Coppola is learning more about multi-camera and live TV and has been on set and in the control room at Y & R and their soundstages at CBS this week!

However, according to a tweet after Huffington Post first put up this item, CBS Entertainment Daytime V.P. Angelica McDaniel added Coppola had been to the Y&R set more often then mentioned relating,  “He’s been here a few times, but last week he was here all week.”

After observing production, Coppola said of the experience, “I’m enjoying being at The Young and the Restless. The people are wonderful. I’m learning a lot.”

Coppola is pictured here with Y&R’ actors:  Billy Miller, Peter Bergman, Jess Walton and the series executive producer, Jill Farren Phelps!  So the question becomes, what project could Coppola be working on that he has to see how The Young and the Restless tapes and produces an episode?  Now, we are sure some of you may jest he is there to take over the show!  But, what do you think of Francis coming to Y&R?  Comment below!

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Joe
Joe

Y&R better not become the mob hour.

PatF
PatF

I’d welcome him coming to take over the show.

He’d know how to inject some drama into it.

Steven
Steven

Didn’t Francis Ford Coppola do the same thing on “Saturday Night Live” in 1986?

maria
maria

I want a mob storyline now. Please let that happen.

sharon
sharon

Good idea maria. i agree with you my friend.

Louisamay
Louisamay

Would love it if he made a movie about SOAPS!

Mary SF
Mary SF

Of course he was merely observing for some project of his– would be great if he created a night time soap– but whatever the reason, lets hope he stopped by the writers room and gave them some pointers.

PatF
PatF

…and hope he had a sit down with Phelps…

su0000
su0000

He is there to see how soaps are produced..
I can see why he would be curious because they are produced like no other programing..

Jared
Jared

Alicia Coppola would make a great Phyllis.

Kelly
Kelly

Hope this is his next gig! Right now I feel it might be the show’s only hope! LOL

Michael S.
Michael S.

Another PR stunt for Phelps. She had actor James Franco on GH so now let’s bring in a big name producer/director on Y&R.

su0000
su0000

It would not through JP that Coppola would visit, it would be by Daytime V.P. Angelica McDaniel and most likely by Coppola’s request to observe production and the camera works on a soap opera set..
It has nothing to with PR lol it is all about cameras ..

Wanda
Wanda

The only thing that can help Y&R at this point is to AX JFP before she totally destroys the show that has survived 40 years!!!!!!! It is pathetic!!!!!!!!!!!!

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AMBITIONS Returns With All-New Episodes In November

More backstabbing, more twisted people, more sexcapades, and of course, Stephanie Lancaster (Robin Givens) in all her glory, are in store for viewers of OWNs hit primetime soap, Ambitions.

When the back-half of Ambitions first season kicks-off on November 12th look for: Stephanie and Amara’s (Essence Atkins) rivalry over Titus (Kendrick Cross) to reach a fever pitch; Evan (Brian White) and Rondell (Brely Evans) to face a tragic family death, and Bella (Erica Page) struggling as her worst nightmare appears to have come true.

In addition, be on the lookout for soap opera favorite, Rick Hearst (Ex-Ric Lansing, GH) to appear in upcoming episodes.

Check out the first look trailer below of the action to come when Ambitions returns on Tuesday night’s at 10PMEST only on OWN.

So, have you been enjoying Ambitions thus far? If so, who is your favorite character and who is the hottest? Comment below.

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Felicity Huffman Reports To Prison To Serve Sentence For College Admissions Scandal

Former Desperate Housewives star, Felicity Huffman, reported to a federal prison to start to serve her 14-day sentence for her participation in the college admissions scandal that saw affluent parents use illegal means including bribery to get their children into elite educational institutions.

On Tuesday, Huffman surrendered herself to authorities at the low-security Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California which is said to be 35 miles east of San Francisco.  Felicity actually entered the prison facility earlier than her court-ordered date of October 25th.

Coincidentally, the prison that Huffman is serving her sentence also housed very well-known inmates including: Patty Hearst, Heidi Fleiss, and Sara Jane Moore, who attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford in 1975.  Forbes Magazine named the facility one of America’s top 10 “cushiest” prisons back in 2009.

Unlike former Edge of Night actress, Lori Loughlin, who was also caught up in the scandal and has plead not-guilty to charges levied against her and her husband, Huffman did pleaded guilty to paying $15,000 to arrange for her daughter’s SAT score to be falsified.  In addition, Huffman was fined $30,000, and must perform 250 hours of community service and spend a year on probation.

U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling of the District of Massachusetts, who is the the supervising prosecutor, said Loughlin should expect a tougher sentence than Huffman if she is convicted during an interview on a Boston TV station expressing: “I don’t think I’d be giving away any state secrets by saying we would probably ask for a higher sentence for her than we did for Felicity Huffman.”

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Felicity actually was the first parent sentenced in the entire admissions scandal that broke several months ago.

Huffman told the judge during her sentencing, “I was frightened. I was stupid, and I was so wrong.”

So, what do you think of the 14-day sentence and that Felicity is already beginning her jail time? Comment below.

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DAYS Camila Banus Talks Stabi’s Heartbreaking Love Story; Matthew Ashford Melissa Reeves Chat On JnJ Reunion On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’

In the latest can’t miss ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives‘ podcast, two major interviews are the focus of the episode.  First, Camila Banus who had been turning in bravura performances as Gabi, discusses with host. Michael Fairman, her reaction to finding out that Brandon Barash (Stefan) was being killed-off the NBC soap opera, now that Gabi’s love, Stefan is brain-dead.

The duo who became so popular as “Stabi” reveals why Gabi and Stefan’s love/hate relationship worked so well, and those sexed up love scenes.  Later in the interview Camila discusses her recent scenes with Sal Stowers (Lani) where Gabi wants Lani to get down on her knees and beg for forgiveness for Lani shooting Stefan, even though he got in the line of fire to save his mother, Vivian (Robin Strasser).  In addition, Camila talks about working with Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie) and how Julie hurled some minority slurs at Gabi shortly before her heart-attack.

Then in a very special roundtable chat, Matthew Ashford (Jack) and Melissa Reeves (Jennifer) chat with Fairman about playing those key scenes where Jack rescues Jennifer from Dr. Shah, hits his head, and then finally his memories come flooding back.   The duo known as ‘JnJ” talk about their storied on-screen history, and tease what may happen in the next leg in their storylines.

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To listen to the latest episode of ‘Inside Salem’ download it now on iTunes here, or head on over to NBC.com/Inside Salem.

So, what did you think of the conversations with Camila and Matt and Melissa? What do you hope happens next for Gabi  … for Jack and Jennifer? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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