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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!!!!!!!!!!!!

Days Of Our Lives

Eric Martsolf Talks Brady Being Duped & His Co-Stars; Galen Gering & Camila Banus Chat Hernandez Siblings On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’

On the latest episode of the Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, Eric Martsolf (Brady Black) chats with host. Michael Fairman as Brady’s story hits a major turning point!  As DAYS fans know, Brady recently hit the sheets with “Nicole” who was Kristen in disguise.

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During the podcast conversation, Eric explains how he has to sometimes suspend belief to make stories work in daytime which included Brady not figuring out that “Nicole” was Kristen, although it certainly re-ignited his thoughts of her!  Plus, he chimes in on the fun he has had working with his co-stars: Arianne Zucker (“Nicole”) and Stacy Haiduk (Kristen/Susan) in their many scenes

Later, Eric tries to remember all of the loves of Brady’s life that crashed and burned, and is posed the question, “What would he think if Days of our Lives SORAS’d Brady’s son, Tate, to an 18-year-old?

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Then, the podcast goes behind the scenes for a dressing room segment where Galen Gering (Rafe) welcomes his on-screen sister, Camila Banus (Gabi).  The two banter about their on-screen and off-screen relationship as brother/sister and friends, and how much they value one another as they create the Hernandez sibling dynamic.

To download the episode via iTunes click here.   To listen to the podcast via NBC.com/Inside Salem click here.

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So, what do you think Brady should do now after the mess he finds himself in due to Kristen’s manipulations? Comment below.

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DWTS Host, Tom Bergeron Not Happy With “Divisive” Casting Choices Aimed At Sean Spicer

Controversy already erupted upon the announcement on Wednesday of the cast of the new season of Dancing with the Stars.  Most intriguing is that a statement from the longtime ABC series, host, Tom Bergeron revealed his hopes to the producers that their celebrity casting choices would be non-political in nature, especially after the ballroom dance competition had been on a year hiatus from the small screens.

Following the celebrity contestant reveal, which included former White House Press Secretary. Sean Spicer (who worked for President Donald Trump), the host released a statement via his Twitter account.  In it, Bergeron noted that he’d had lunch with the show’s new executive producer and had suggested some ideas for the show. Chief among them was that DWTS should avoid casting someone with “ANY party affiliations.”  When he left that lunch, Bergeron says he was convinced that would be the case.

Bergeron expressed: “It was my hope that ‘DWTS,’ in its return from an unprecedented year-long hiatus, would be a joyful respite from our exhausting political climate and free of inevitably divisive bookings from ANY party affiliations.”  Then he said, “Subsequently (and rather obviously) a decision was made to, as they often say in Hollywood, “go in a different direction”.  He went on to say, “It is the prerogative of producers, in partnership with the network, to make whatever decisions they feel are in the best long term interests of the franchise. We can agree to disagree, as we do now, but ultimately it’s their call. I’ll leave it to them to answer any further questions about those decisions.”

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DWTS new EP Andrew Llinares, then said in a statement. “We’ve got a great and diverse cast. We are excited about the season,”

You can see Bergeron’s tweet in full below.

So, what do you think of Bergeron’s hopes for the casting choices of DTWS?  Would you have preferred Sean Spicer to be cut from the cast?  Who would you have liked to have seen cast on the series? Would you want any celeb you like to even go on it any more? Comment below.

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Dancing with the Stars Season 28 Cast Revealed: From The Bachelorette’s Hannah Brown to Ex-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer

This morning on ABC’s Good Morning America the celebrity line-up was announced for the upcoming fall season and 28th edition of Dancing with the Stars.  Within the list of competitors are: The Bachelorette, Hannah Brown, former Dawson’s Creek star, James Van Der Beek, and even disgraced White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, and the “Uptown Girl” herself, supermodel Christie Brinkley 

In addition to the above celebs, showing their best ballroom dance moves will also be: Queer Eye‘s Karamo Brown, The Office‘s Kate Flannery and Kenan & Kel‘s Kel Mitchell, plus The Supremes’ Mary Wilson, Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke, and American Idol Season 10 runner-up  and now country/pop star, Lauren Alaina.

As for the former pro athletes in the cast; those slots belong to: former NFL linebacker of the Baltimore Ravens, Ray Lewis, and former NBA player (and former hubby to Khloe Kardashian) Lamar Odom.

On the pro dancer side, this season will mark the return of Peta Murgatroyd who last competed three seasons ago, as well as newcomers Daniella Karagach and Pasha Pashkov. In addition, the cast will include the steps of: Brandon Armstrong, Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Cheryl Burke, Witney Carson, Val Chmerkovskiy, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko and Emma Slater.

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This season viewers will not learn of the celebrity/pro pairings till the night of the premiere.

All the moves kick-off on Monday night, September 26th at 8PMEST/7PMCST on ABC.

So, what do you think of the new cast of DWTS? Who do you think on paper stands the best chance of being a top contender for the Mirror Ball Trophy? Weigh-in below.

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