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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
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
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

Celia
Celia

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
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
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
Timmm

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

su0000
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
Mo

Hope it’s just a couple eps.

Fanny
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
Timmm

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

Soaphound
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
Timmm

Its always the shiniest toy!

Celia
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
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
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
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 have an FF button?
I guess the fact she’s beyonce’s cousin, she’s talented? I am not impressed. What Timmm said.

Timmm
Timmm

Camila Cabello’s “Havana” is awesome!

Kevin C
Kevin C

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

Kevin C
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
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 and puffing in the kitchen, making pancakes. Well, what about Daniel?????
The PTB keep forgetting Phyllis has another child ( not much older than herself, LOL)….didn’t she make breakfast for him?

jaybird369
jaybird369

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

Nk3play2
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
jaybird369

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

End of story.

Take care.

Angel
Angel

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

Celia
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 copy-cat, outrageous spin with it…these new artists all try to outdo each other instead of being unique.
I took a glance at the new talent show, THE FOUR… if we can call it that. Pathetic!! Will not last, not with Sean Combs at the helm. He thinks he is Elvis’ gift to music. Treats people so shabbily. Idiot !!
Never will watch again. Puts talent and showmanship to shame.

Nk3play2
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 have NEVER EVER actively cast a long term contract love interest for Devon! Hilary wasn’t even intended to be his love interest. She was brought in to cause angst for Lily & Cane, and then promptly pushed off on Neil to attempt to prop him as some lovable heart throb at 50, all the while TPTB downplayed Hilary’s chemistry with Devon. Hevon happened by chance and luck and were promptly destroy because TPTB didn’t intend for them to exist. Unfortunately, TPTB only see Hilary as a one dimensional character that can only cause trouble which is why she and Devon aren’t together now but Phyllis gets to be reformed and have a life and family, etc.

Give me a break! God forbid Devon have something else to do instead pining for Hilary for the next year and a half while she potentially carries another man’s baby! Bryton James is a very capable actor, and when the writing is good and chemistry is there, he can make it work, just like anyone else.

And if Devon and this new young lady actually have chemistry, and get descent writing, then Devon fans can finally have something to be happy about, and TPTB can use Hilary for whatever they wanna use her for. And if TPTB decide to do a damn triangle, then so be it! And don’t tell me a triangle won’t work because it didn’t work with Mariah. We ALL know that triangle’s failure wasn’t Devon or Hilary’s fault.

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Jason Canela Announces He Is Exiting The Young and the Restless

While currently involved on-screen in romantic trouble between Abby (Melissa Ordway) and Mia (Noemi Gonzalez),  Jason Canela (Arturo) took to social media Monday morning to share the news that he is departing the CNS Daytime drama series.

In his post, Canela says: “I feel blessed to have been a part of something so special! I appreciate each and every single person that makes up part of the family! Our makeup team, our crew, our security! Without them there is nothing  The team behind the camera is what makes it all worth it.”

This came on top of his Jason’s post which expressed: “When I signed my 1 year contract with Y&R I was excited because for the first time in 3 years living in this city I was able to call a studio like ‘Television City’ home.  Add to that the incredible people I’ve had the pleasure of working with to create genuine relationships with … like Peter Bergman,Melissa Ordway, Jordi Vilasuso, Sasha Calle and Noemi Gonzalez  just to name a few. (Sorry guys, but Peter is my favorite).  I feel blessed to have been part of something so special like The Young and the Restless family.  It’s time to turn the page and see what beautiful stories I am blessed enough to be part of next.  I want to send all my love and positive vibes to the Y&R fans who have been so welcoming since day 1! Appreciate the love and no worries, The Rosales family will still be cooking up some drama in Genoa City, so keeping looking out for them, and showing them all the love they deserve.”

No airdate at this time has been given for Canela’s last appearance on Y&R.

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Judith Light Joins Bette Midler In Ryan Murphy’s Upcoming Netflix Series, ‘The Politician’

Over the weekend, Ryan Murphy dropped an exciting casting bombshell to those attending Saturday night’s PaleyFest panel in Los Angeles on his FX series, Pose.  Murphy disclosed to the audience, that he has a “diva update”.   With that, Murphy announced that 2-time Tony and Daytime Emmy winner, Judith Light (ex-Karen, One Life to Live) and the legendary Bette Midler have signed on and joined his stellar cast for his new Netflix series, The Politician.

Their roles are still undisclosed, but they will join Tony Award winner, Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen)  who plays the leading role,, and other Murphy favorites  Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Lange.   The show will premiere on September 27th,

Light has previously worked with Murphy on last year’s American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, in which she received a Primetime Emmy nomination.

The Politician stars Platt as Payton Hobart, a wealthy student vying for Student Body President at elite private school Saint Sebastian High School.  The loglines for the series read: “To get elected Student Body President, secure a spot at Harvard, and stay on his singular path to success, Payton will have to outsmart his ruthless classmates without sacrificing his own morality and carefully crafted image. Full of dark comedy and sly satire, Ryan Murphy’s The Politician offers a rare glimpse into just what it takes to make a politician.”

Midler tweeted when it was revealed she was part of the series: “ gave the “Diva Update” last night…Yes, Judith Light and I have joined the fantastic cast of “The Politician” premiering on Netflix Sept 27. Great writing, great fun and great insight! See you on TV!!”

So, what do you think of Judith along with Bette being added to the cast of Murphy’s The Politician? Comment below.

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LISTEN TO THE REPLAY: Soap Nation Live! With Michael Fairman Daytime Emmy Nominations Special 2019

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If you missed Wednesday night’s broadcast of Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman‘s sixth annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations special, you can listen to the replay of the episode right here!

To kick-off the 46th Daytime Emmy Award season, Soap Nation Live! welcomed several of the just announced nominees (the nominations were revealed earlier in the day on CBS’ The Talk) in the major daytime drama performer categories to get their reactions, and thoughts on going for gold at the upcoming May 5th ceremony.  In this two-hour plus lively and entertaining podcast that was originally live-streamed, you can hear the excitement and joy from the actors and their support of one another and their work in the daytime community as they celebrate their nomination.

Joining Michael in-studio was his very special co-host, Days of our Lives, Arianne Zucker (Nicole), as well as NATAS’ SR VP Daytime Emmy Awards, David Michaels.  In addition, former DAYS star, Shawn Christian (Ex-Daniel) was in-studio with the trio, and often popped on to the mic and bantered with some of his longtime pals who received Emmy accolades.

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During the broadcast Michael, Arianne, and David chatted with many of our favorite soap stars who shared publicly for the first time what scenes they submitted that earned them a nomination from their peers, and more.

Emmy-nominated guests included: Outstanding Lead Actress nominees: Maura West (Ava, GH), Laura Wright (Carly, GH) and Marci Miller (Ex-Abigail, DAYS), Outstanding Lead Actor nominees: Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R). Billy Flynn (Ex-Chad, DAYS), and Tyler Christopher (Ex-Stefan, DAYS), Outstanding Supporting Actor nominees: Max Gail (Mike, GH), Eric Martsolf (Brady, DAYS), Greg Rikaart (Leo, DAYS), and Bryton James (Devon, Y&R), Outstanding Supporting Actress nominees: Beth Maitland (Traci, Y&R) and Martha Madison (Belle, DAYS), and Outstanding Younger Actress nominees: Chloe Lanier (Ex-Nelle, GH).

During the live broadcast, listeners were able to ask questions of our guests, or co-hosts.  At the end of the episode, one lucky caller won our “Game Show Daytime Emmy Trivia” and received 2 VIP tickers to the upcoming GH Fantasy Event, “Teals Got Talent” in Philadelphia on May 4th to benefit The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation featuring GH stars: Michael Easton, John J. York, Lynn Herring, Kathleen Gati and former GH favorite, Rebecca Budig.  In addition, the lucky caller won 2 tickets to the fan seats at the upcoming 46th annual Daytime Emmy ceremonies in Pasadena, California on May 5th.

And …  if you are interested in attending this year’s 46th annual Daytime Emmys in the fan seats, here is where you can also purchase your tickets.

Now below, settle in and press play and listen to our replay of Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman’s Daytime Emmy Nominations Special 2019.   Then let us know, what was your favorite part of the broadcast via the comment section below.

Listen to “Soap Nation Live Daytime Emmy Nominations Special 2019” on Spreaker.

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