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Say it isn't so! Emily O'Brien OUT at Y&R!

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And the soaps keeps shrinking its cast size! Not necessarily a bad idea in most cases, but choose wisely folks. This time Soap Opera Digest has learned that Daytime Emmy nominated Emily O’ Brien who has played crazy Jana Hawkes Fisher with all the freakish storyline twists and turns she has to endure had been let-go by the The Young and the Restless.

Could it be they just wrote Emily’s character into a corner, or is there something ahead to faciliate some greater story? Stay tuned.  No final airdate has been announced for Emily, but we wish her the very best in all her future endeavors as she is one talent that should go very far, and perhaps that Y&R should not have let slip away.

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Christina
Christina

Just add it the list of mistakes Y&R keeps making. What is wrong anymore with my #1 soap. Oh and bring back Daniel Goddard!

Susan
Susan

Michael,

I agree with you Emily O’Brien is talented actress. Emily O’rien will be missed. Jana was written into a corner the minute TPTB allowed her to be taken hostage and presumebly loose her memory. For once Y&R should allow Cane to stay dead, Ghost Cane and Lilly storyline is stupid. Y&R is famous for bringing people back from the dead. Katherine, Adam and now Cane. If this and rich brats (Newman offspring) is all Y&R has to offer, I’m changing the channel.

richie
richie

Y&R continues to add mistakes to the long list of mistakes they’ve made. Jana has been written horribly over the last year, but I still had small hope she come back to normal and reunite with Kevin. Chloe and Kevin just don’t seem right together, I don’t know what it is. It’s bad enough they turn my Sharon into a COMPLETE lunatic, but now they’re cutting cast members like DG and EO’B who have great potential. Weak.

Rob
Rob

Chloe and Kevin have no chemistry and I do think they wrote Jana into a corner. They seem to be having problems pairing people up, Diane with Victor is just as lame.

Jana was one of my favorites until they destroyed the chatracter.

Kalamaty
Kalamaty

I’m so sorry to hear about this. Emily O’Brien is fantastic as Jana and always shines in her scenes, no matter how ludicrous! 🙂 I wish her well and hope to see her on the small screen again. That being said, I just want to say how much I thoroughly enjoy Young and the Restless. The writers have been getting so much flack lately (alright, perpetually!) but I find the #1 soap on television to be endlessly entertaining!! Sure, there are a few clunker storylines (what show on television doesn’t have one?) but I think there’s more good than bad. I will always be a faithful watcher/follower and don’t know what I would do without my daily fix of Y&R!

Jasmine
Jasmine

Sorry to see Jana, Emily leave the show. I thought she just signed a new contract. They wrote her horribly, but I still had hopes for Jana. Chloe and Kevin are awful as a couple. Cane’s ghost, Adam forced upon us, lunatic Sharon, Victor/Diane/Tucker/Nick, Hearher & Chance…All bad decisions!

Mayleiya
Mayleiya

I love Jana! I just hope that by cutting her from the show, they have also cut the Ryder character as well. That was a huge mistake briging him back! Now how will this all play out? I want it to be discovered that he and his waco sister are really not related to Kevin at all.

Doe
Doe

I think they should wind up the Jana story as soon as possible .It’s enough already. Emily has done a great job of acting, but let’s get on with the story. Yes, we are all hanging on to see what happens with Daniel and Billy and Victoria. It doesn’t look too good for any of them. And wait until Phyliss finds out about the baby. Let’s get on with it …..

france
france

I’ts not a good move to let jana go. I’m very sorry for the decison……..VERY VERY BAD DECISON

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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