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Shanica Knowles Cast On The Young and the Restless!

Lung cancer survivor, Kathryn Joosten is honored by B&B and the City of L.A.

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Beyonce’s cousin, Shanica Knowles has been cast in the role of a singer named Simone, who crosses paths with Devon (Bryton James) on CBS’ The Young and the Restless.

Knowles, known for her roles on Hannah Montana and Awkward will appear in several episodes beginning on February 9th, according to Soap Opera Digest who broke the news.  In story, Devon hopes to cultivate Simone’s career with his music business.

So, what do you think about this latest casting news from Y&R? Share your thoughts via the comment section below!

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Celia
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Celia

Why? Really? C’mon…..
Where is Mac? My crystal ball tells me this will be another childish flop brought about as competition for Hilary? Love Triangle ? Devon, the stud….

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

I agree. Why don’t they just cut to the chase and have Devon and Hilary get back together. You know it’s going to happen sooner or later. In reference to the return of Mac, they are going to have Victoria become seriously involved with JT again so Mac can come back and complicate things. Isn’t that the way it always happens. Time will tell

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Of course you’re right, soapqueenforever…..I am so tired of these overly-played love triangles. Especially with these characters….love Hilary, but Devon’s only ‘attraction’ is his money…..No substance to this storyline, I’m sure….just get it over with….
This show is turning out to be a reality show, of sorts—-I want regular people’s ups and downs. …..how people really live!!! Not this plastic world.
Whatever happened to the drama, so inherent to Y&R storytelling?…..no relative of Beyonce is going to turn my head and stare in awe……or, hold my interest.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Celia, why? Why are they torturing us?! More singers? Let’s hope she knows “These Boots Are Made For Walking”, takes a hint (and Devon), and hightails it outa town quick!

Celia
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Celia

Why? Lord only knows, Soapqueenforever……as I said, Y&R had ‘Gina Roma’, a true singer.
Is this to bolster Devon as a producer? I can’t see Devon doing anything because he will never lose that boyish-look….it’s a mockery for him even being the Big Guy of a BIG enterprise…..
My opinion only…..
Re: the new singer….as I said, am not impressed. I do believe mentioning the fact that she’s related to Beyonce’ puts her in a more favorable light? That we are clamoring to see her because of that fact?
Nah….could care less about Beyonce’ and her world.

Timmm
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Timmm

Tessa sucked, there is no realism to Devon’s music business and he sucks too!

su0000
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su0000

I Hope Hillary puts her mean all over her for some excitement.
Simone is on for ”several” episodes and that’s more than a few lol, so 2 months?

One good thing- I’d assume Simone will be doing the singing and not Kim, and that I can live with ..
I’m looking forward to having someone new.

Mo
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Mo

Hope it’s just a couple eps.

Fanny
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Fanny

Most probably to cement Devon’s credibility as a music producer, bringing
about new talent should be his main focus. Hilary & Devon will eventually
find their way back to one another, its inevitable.
I certainly HOPE Mr.St.John makes it back to the show… He’s GREATLY
MISSED.

Timmm
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Timmm

UGGGGGGG! Lets focus on what we have. The Chancellors, Abbotts and Newmans. Not some knock off of a VERY overrated hater/”Singer!”

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I know, Timmm. Hard to believe Beyonce has more Grammys than Barbra Streisand, Carly Simon, Nina Simone, and Diana Ross combined. Guess there’s no accounting for taste.

Timmm
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Timmm

Its always the shiniest toy!

Celia
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Celia

WOW, T….I just listened to HAVANA. What a talent Camilla is.
If truth be told, I had never heard of her until now. What a beauty, and a voice to match. THAT is a voice….it, alone, carries her….unlike Beyonce’ where without the fanfare, her voice would be lost…..or singing with a group to help bolster her voice.
If her cousin has the same meowy thing going on, then….nah, not interested—or rap—please no rap!!

Alan
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Alan

Oh good, another “music” storyline — you know, because the “Tessa’s music career” plot really took off.

Ugh.

The only good music storyline on a soap was the Ciji Dunne plot on KNOTS LANDING.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

So true, Alan. Probably because Lisa Hartman could sing without riffing, distorting the melody beyond recognition, and didn’t whine all the time. I confess to buying her HOLD ON album in 1979 (ish) and it was terrific. Oh, mem’ries…

Celia
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Celia

I have watched DOOL eps when Trish ( Patty Weaver) was on…. best singer on soaps, ever; other than Gloria Loring….my grandmother said SO!!!!!! What she says is gospel, LOL. Patty was also on Y&R, as Gina Roma until only a few years ago…such a voice….that’s real talent…that’s real music. I love some of today’s music, but I am very selective; singers such as Meghan Trainor, Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, to mention a couple, are true musicians, loove, loove, loove their music. So, if this woman is the same run-of-the-mill ‘singer’ with nothing unique to add? What can I say?…..I… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Camila Cabello’s “Havana” is awesome!

Kevin C
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Kevin C

Hey Alan, WOW, Ciji Dunne / Lisa Hartman, good storyline…LOVED Knot’s Landing.

Kevin C
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Kevin C

Even though it wasn’t a singer storyline, so miss Gina / Patty Weaver singing at Gina’s…Patty Weaver has a beautiful singing voice.

Celia
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Celia

The show ‘killed’ the entire Romalotti family……..I wish ‘they’ would bring Daniel back….even at the risk of having a new actor play the part…..bring his little daughter with him. Have a good story, with a compelling plotline…..I’d rather see Lily with Daniel than Cane—so arrogant…what happen d to the humility after cheating on his wife and lying about it?? stick it to Cane with Daniel. Ugh…Cane makes the little hairs on my nape stand on end, LOL. You know, Kevin, I found it so strange today, when Phyllis said, ” It wasn’t like this with Summer”, as she was huffing… Read more »

jaybird369
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OH, GIMME A BREAK ALREADY!!!!! To me, this VERY STUPIDLY has STUNT CASTING written all over it!!!!! Not impressed here……….

Nk3play2
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Nk3play2

Please explain to me how THIS is a stunt casting? I’m utterly confused…….. Devon is a music producer (as crappy as the writing for the story has been), so he needs an artist to produce. This young woman isn’t even a big enough name for her to be considered a “stunt casting.” She’s an actress, who happens to be a singer as well. But her career as a singer is non-existent.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

To answer your first sentence (and in general)…to me, it just is.

End of story.

Take care.

Angel
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Angel

I think she’s really playing his little sister…she was also a singer

Celia
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Celia

Could be, Angel….the little sister grew up. But, if I remember correctly, that little girl had a biiiig voice ….she could really sing…..kept it sweet and traditional…..but, whether this new character can sing or not, is irrelevant at this point. Why more characters? Why another singer? However, if it is Devon’s sister, then, I can see the why…if not, send her back home—or maybe Nikki will offer her home to a struggling singer, again, like the good Samaritan that she is. But, if this is a stunt, as jaybird said, I will regurgitate….especially if the new ‘ tone’ brings the… Read more »

Nk3play2
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Nk3play2

Oh wow…. The comments in this thread are very telling. I’m confused as to what’s wrong with Devon potentially having more than one love interest? Every other man on this show gets that chance whether it works or not (i.e. Kevin). Hell! Mariah’s been a romantic flop for what feels like decades but no one ever says “stop casting guys for her.” You can add Abby, Noah and Scott (is he young?) to the list! Devon is LITERALLY the only young adult on the canvas that has had a pairing that actually worked in damn near a decade. But TPTB… Read more »

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Marcus Coloma On His GH Exit: “I Don’t Know Why That Decision Was Made, But I Don’t Feel Any ill Will and I Didn’t Feel I Got Fired”

This week, GH fans saw Adam Huss returning to the ABC soap opera as Nikolas Cassadine to finish out the rest of the scenes originally intended to be played by Marcus Coloma who ended his three-year run on the show a tad early.

As has been previously reported, Coloma came down with Covid-19 as his final tape days neared, and a decision was made for him to not return to finish off his last run of episodes.

With all the rumors and stances taken by everyone involved, Coloma was the special guest on this week’s episode of the That’s Awesome Podcast hosted by Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson and discussed his departure from the long-running daytime drama series.

Marcus expressed that when he took the role on GH, he was excited to be in that kind of environment (working on a soap opera), and only signed on for three years.  However, as time went by it became more difficult to reconcile leaving when his contract was up, sharing: “You fall in love with the crew and everybody along with it. So, two and a half years in, this decision that was so clear in the beginning is getting complicated.”

The actor added that while, “I knew the end was coming, it wasn’t like GH was saying, ‘Hey, Marcus, we want you to stay.’  There was no negotiation … and all I can say to that is I don’t know why that decision was made, but I don’t feel any ill will and I didn’t feel like I got fired. It just felt like … there was maybe an understanding that I was going to be there for three years. The big surprise is how much it hurt. Even though I knew I was going to leave.”

In the end, Coloma reflected that this may have concluded as it should, adding, “I really do have some big goals and those goals would have never been realized if I would have stayed. That’s not to take anything away from GH because I admire everything about it.”

Watch the episode of That’s Awesome featuring Coloma below.

Then weigh-in, what do you think of Marcus’ thoughts on his exit as GH’s Nikolas Cassadine? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Sean Kanan’s ‘Studio City’ Scores 13 Indie Series Award Nominations

Nominations were revealed on Wednesday for the upcoming 13th annual Indie Series Awards.  Sean Kanan’s streaming series, Studio City received 13 nominations in various categories.

Studio City’s nominations are fo: Best Drama Series, Sean Kanan, Michel Kanan, and Timothy Woodward, Jr., producers; Best Director in a Drama Series, Timothy Woodward, Jr.; Best Writing in a Drama Series, Michele Kanan, Sean Kanan and Timothy Woodward, Jr., writers; Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Sean Kanan; Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Carolyn Hennesy; Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Tristan Rogers and Justin Torkildsen; Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Natalie Burn and Juliet Vega; Guest Performer in a Drama Series, Lilly Melgar; Best Ensemble in a Drama Series, Outstanding Cinematography in a Drama Series, Pablo Diaz, and Outstanding Editing in a Drama Series, Fady Jeanbart.

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In a statement on Studio City’s 13 nods, Sean Kanan shared: “I am overwhelmed and thankful that our show, which I refer to as the little-engine that could series, has received such support from the Indie Series Awards. Our second season was a collaborative effort of creativity, love of our content, and hard work. We look forward to creating more entertaining series in the future.”

Studio City tells the dramatic and comedic story of Sam Stevens (played by Kanan), a long-time soap opera actor starring in the number two most-watched daytime drama, “Hearts on Fire” as he struggles to keep his top spot on the show, break out of soaps into feature films, and deal with his own complicated life which includes a few dark secrets concerning his past, including an aging step-father, the twisted truth of his paternity, and a daughter that he never knew existed.  Season two consists of six episodes and is available on Amazon Prime.

For the complete list of this year’s Indie Series Award nominations, check them out here.  The Indie Series Awards ceremony will be on Wednesday, April 12th in Burbank, California at The Colony Theatre in Burbank.

What do you think of the nominees from Studio City for the ISA Awards? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Kelly Ripa Launches Podcast on SiriusXM

Former All My Children stars Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo) can add launching a podcast to their extensive resume through their production company, Milojo Productions, and Sirius XM.

According to Deadline, Ripa will host Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa, where she will have in-depth conversations with celebrity guests. Depending on the subject matter, a specialist or expert could also join the episode to provide insight.

In a statement on her new hosting gig and show, Ripa expressed: “After 23 years of interviewing celebrities, authors, musicians and experts on live TV, the big takeaway is that the most compelling and unfiltered conversations happen off camera. I have dreamed of a platform where I can have these honest talks without all the fuss and filter of a camera. Now SiriusXM has made my dream a reality with a podcast featuring friends, both old and new, discussing a variety of topics we all face in life, while getting deep with some experts’ views and advice along the way. Not another podcast, this is off camera!”

New episodes of Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa will be available every week on Stitcher, the SXM App, and all major podcast listening platforms beginning in March.

Kelly will be quite busy co-hosting the syndicated talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan, in addition to Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa.

So, will you check out Kelly’s new podcast? Hope she has some All My Children alum on as guests? Comment below.

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