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Robert Newman On Joining the Cast of Y&R: “I Feel Pretty Blessed to Have the Opportunity”

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Former Guiding Light star, Robert Newman (Ex-Josh Lewis) shared his enthusiasm and ‘thank you’s’ after his casting news went viral, that he is replacing Richard Burgi in the role of Ashland Locke on The Young and the Restless.  Burgi was let go after not adhering to Y&R’s Covid protocols, according to the actor himself.

Meanwhile, Newman took to his Facebook page and made this statement: “Thanks to everyone for the sweet posts and messages about my joining the cast of Y&R. I couldn’t be more pleased. I’ve had great respect for the show and its wonderful cast for many, many years. I’m happy to be a part of it. I had a lovely zoom meeting with Josh Griffith and Anthony Morina last night. We talked quite a bit about the character, and I’m very excited by the scripts I’m getting so far. I’m scared to death, of course, but I think that’s healthy.  It’ll be a new adventure and I’m feeling pretty blessed to have the opportunity. Cheers”

Look for Robert to make his Y&R debut in February.

So, what are your thoughts of Robert coming to Y&R as the new Ashland Locke, after Richard Burgi departed over the daytime drama’s Covid-19 health and safety protocols? Weigh-in via the comment section below.

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anne
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anne

My mother is convinced Robert Newman is so good that he will give other actors on Y&R a daily Masters Class in acting.

Ozette Lee
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Ozette Lee

I agree. Such a nuanced, understated actor. Great recast.

Gary
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Gary

Love Robert Newman, he will fit right in. He is a terrific actor, loved him as Josh Lewis on Guiding Light. My wish list, bring Kim Zimmer ex Reva Guiding Light as Lauren Fenmore mother or cast her as Jack Abbott new love. That would make my day.

Margherita
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Margherita

Kim/ex-Reva is 66 years old and Tracey/Lauren is 58 years old so they would be sisters 8 years apart rather than mother and daughter. Kim could definitely be some fire for Jack/Peter who is 68. I think the challenging part is that many of the awesome actors at Guiding Light still live on the East Coast, while all of the current soaps are filmed in LA. My guess is that Robert Newman will fly out, and work multiple episodes, and then fly back home, similar to how Gina Tognoni did while she rocked the role of Phyllis Summers.

Ozette Lee
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Ozette Lee

Great idea.

Momo
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Momo

The actress who plays Lauren’s mother is still acting. She’s on Days right now, but I’m sure she also appear on Y&R should they call.

JJ
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JJ

It would definitely be nice for Jack to have an AGE APPROPRIATE love interest for once! Him and Zimmer could be awesome together!!

I keep wondering when they are going to bring back Jack’s son Keemo. That character would be in his mid 40’s now, and he could have children of his own. Jack could be grandfather to two or more Amerasian grandchildren! That would make a nice, racially diverse younger set on the show!!

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georgewilks

He’s great but I’m not watching until the show gets a new exec producer , better writers, better sets and restoration of the original background music . If someone would just do these thing then the show would be more successful. Boycott the show
until Josh G is fired . He has made this show the worst I have seen it in 20years . I would rather watch paint dry then this horrible show . So mad it has gotten this bad .

Tom
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Tom

I stopped watching after Mal Young and Gina were no longer with the show. I keep track of things and was mildly interested in the Victoria and Ashland story but still not enough to start watching again.

JJ
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JJ

You wouldn’t even notice the sets or the music if the writing was good. And it’s not even that it’s bad…it’s just that there is no drama! There are no stakes! Stories start and go nowhere or just fizzle out with no consequences. Nate and Elena talking about coffee and house shopping is just not drama!

Michael
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Michael

I can’t see it. So used to seeing him as Joshua.

Becky
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Becky

I loved Josh!!! I am not a fan of Ashland..especially for the reason he is leaving the show.

Tom
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Tom

I assume Y&R will waste this wonderful talent and let him go at some point.

Violet Lemm
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Tom
That’s what worries me too. I hate seeing him turn into a bad guy. I like him so much, am afraid I’d overlook that persona. Ha,ha!

Margherita
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Margherita

Will be interesting to see how Robert and Amelia interact as Ashland and Victoria. Hoping they both being great actors will be able to create a power couple, but if it doesn’t work, then maybe Ashland and Ashley become a thing, for I so see Robert and Eileen as an enduring couple. Regardless, just glad that Robert NEWMAN is jumping head into the NEWMAN world of Genoa City.

clb
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clb

The writing at Y&R will never match the talent of this great actor. Need Robert Newman and Kim Zimmer back for a GL reboot. Maybe some day.

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Michael B. Jordan Recalls His Acting Start as All My Children’s Reggie in SNL Opening Monologue

Last night, Michael B. Jordan hosted Saturday Night Live.  The Creed star, who is the director of the upcoming Creed III due out in March, took to the stage to deliver his opening monologue, and right off the top he mentioned his beginnings as All My Children’s Reggie.

Jordan portrayed Reggie from 2003-2006 on the ABC soap opera (his character was eventually adopted by Jack Montgomery).

When Michael hit the stage, he shared: “Yesterday, I had a crazy full-circle moment. We pre-shot some videos for the show and when I got to the studio I realized it was the exact same place where I shot one of my first acting roles on the soap opera All My Children.

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He then tossed to a clip of his 16-year-old self in which Reggie says, “sometimes the animal in me gets kind of crazy” and then howls life a wolf at the end of the scene. Back to the SNL stage, Jordan said mockingly, “I’m pretty sure I hit puberty mid-howl.”

Jordan ended his monologue by looping it back to his early acting days on AMC, sharing: “I just want to say, I’m so grateful to be standing on this stage. Sometimes, I can take myself a little too seriously but tonight, I’m going to have fun, I’m just going to go for it. And maybe, just maybe let the inner animal get a little crazy.”

Watch Michael’s opening monologue below.  Then let us know, what did you think of the the AMC Reggie clip reference? Do you recall Michael’s days on the ABC daytime drama series? Comment below.

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Chrishell Stause Makes a Return to Days of our Lives

You just never know who you will find in purgatory (ah-hem) on Days of our Lives ! And now, in a surprise return, Chrishell Stause reprises her role of Jordan Ridgeway in all new episodes on the Peacock streaming soap opera.

In the latest promo released on Friday, Chrishell is seen in the ‘afterlife’ as Kate Roberts (Lauren Koslow) runs into Jordan … her old arch-nemesis! Let the games begin.

Stause, who is one of the mainstays of the Netflix reality series, Selling Sunset, comes back to her old stomping grounds at DAYS just as Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), Marlena (Deidre Hall) and Kate have ‘died’ and have all landed in this white space which looks to be heaven, but really is hell in disguise, especially given Marlena’s latest visit with Susan Banks (Stacy Haiduk), who seemingly reveals herself to be possessed by Satan.

Chrishell made her DAYS debut back in August of 2013 and exited the series on March 9th of 2015.  Stause returned in 2019 until Jordan finally met her demise. She returned once again in 2020 in a series of flashbacks.

Watch the promo for next week’s DAYS below.

Now let us know, what do you think of Chrishell returning to DAYS to raise some hell for Kate and company? Comment below.

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Days Of Our Lives

Zach Tinker Joins the Cast of CBS ‘Fire Country’

Zach Tinker (Sonny, Days and Fenmore, Y&R) has joined the cast of CBS’ freshmen drama Fire Country.  Primetime viewers previously saw him on the season premiere of ABC’s Big Sky.

According to Deadline: Tinker will make his series debut this weekend in a special episode that airs immediately following the AFC Championship game on Sunday night, January 29th.

In Fire Country, Tinker takes on the role of Collin, who is said to be a  humble, charming, and talented probie firefighter.  In addition, it turns out the Collin is the son of a firefighting hero and he now is trying to live up to dear old dad’s name.

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The series is centered around young convict Bode Donovan (Max Thieriot) who joins a firefighting program that returns him to his small Northern California hometown, where he and other inmates work alongside elite firefighters to extinguish massive blazes across the region.

Will you be checking out Zach in his new role on CBS’ Fire Country? Comment below.

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