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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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Julie Chen Says Goodbye To THE TALK Via Video Message

As anticipated on Tuesday, Julie Chen officially and publicly exited The Talk.  Through a videotaped message to her co-hosts, viewers and staff and behind the scene personnel, Chen wrapped-up her run.

While Chen has bowed out of The Talk following her husband Les Moonves’ removal from CBS following allegations of sexual misconduct, she will continue on through the end of this season as the host of the reality-competition series, Big Brother.

On The Talk, Eve tossed to Chen’s videotaped exit message which the ladies of the panel also saw for the first time during the live broadcast:

Here is what Julie shared: “I have been at THE TALK since the day it started 9 years ago, and the cast, crew and staff have become family to me over the years. But right now, I need to spend more time at home with my husband and our young son, so I’ve decided to leave THE TALK. I want to thank everyone at the show for the wonderful years together. I will always, always cherish the memories we shared. Most important, I want to thank you, the viewers, for allowing me into your home every day. It was a privilege that I will forever be grateful for. To everyone behind the scenes, I send you my love. I will miss you all very, very much. To Eve: you’re the newest one at the table, but I feel like I’ve known you forever. You are even more beautiful inside than you are on the outside, if that’s even possible, because, you know I think you are flawless. Sheryl, thank you for being the perfect go-to partner for the last 7 years. I open, you close, and you always bring down the house. We called ourselves “The Book Ends,” remember? And we always laughed when we said it to each other. Your wit, and timing, and humor, and compassion, and intelligence is simply unparalleled. You are incredible. Carrie Ann (Inaba), I don’t know, but in my opinion, you look awful good sitting in that chair, my Asian sister. I’m just saying! And finally, to Sara and Sharon: we’ve been together since day one at THE TALK! I’ve spent every day with you both. I will always treasure our friendship, the great parenting advice from both of you, and the memories and laughs and all the private jokes that the three of us have shared. We are the original three musketeers. I love you all, and I know this show, and the sisterhood it stands for, will live on for many, many, many more years to come. You ladies got this, and I could not be more proud to call you my friends. I love you.”

Following the video, Sara Gilbert, creator and co-host of The Talk  thanked Chen for being a major part of the series ongoing success, as Sheryl Underwood looked on in tears.

Watch Julie’s goodbye below.  Then let us know what you thought of the sentiments shared by her via the comment section below.

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70th Primetime Emmys: Game Of Thrones, Assassination Of Gianni Versace, ‘Mrs. Maisel’, Henry Winkler Are Night’s Big Winners

Last night in Los Angeles, the 70th Primetime Emmys were handed out.  The event featured several surprise winners, but without little drama throughout its 3-hour telecast that was hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost and Michael Che.

The awards kicked-off though finally honoring Henry Winkler, winning his first ever Primetime Emmy for his performance as Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for HBO’s Barry.

Winkler had previously won two Daytime Emmys.  First in 1995 for the Outstanding Children’s Special, CBS Schoolbreak special, All The Kids Do It, and in 2005 winning as Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for Clifford’s Puppy Days.

The former Fonz of Happy Days reacted on stage to his first primetime award victory exclaiming: “Oh, my god. Oh, my god. Oh, my god!

As the audience gave him a standing ovation Winkler added: “I wrote this 43 years ago.  Skip Brittenham (entertainment lawyer) said to me a long time ago: ‘If you stay at the table long enough, the chips come to you.’ And tonight, I got to clear the table.”

In another memorable moment, Glenn Weiss, who won for Outstanding Direction of a Special for “The Oscars” took his turn at the podium by honoring his late mother (she died two weeks ago) by proposing to his longtime girlfriend Jan Svendsen, on live television.

As Jan sat in the audience, Weiss began during his acceptance speech: “Jan, you are the sunshine in my life. And mom was right, don’t ever let go of your sunshine. You wonder why I don’t like to call you my girlfriend? Because I want to call you my wife.”  With that, walking to the stage with the roar of the crowd behind her was Svendsen as Weiss continued and pulled out a ring! “This is the ring that my dad put on my mom’s finger 67 years ago. And to my sisters and brothers, I didn’t swipe it. Dad knows I have it, O.K.?”   Jan said, “yes”, and the Emmy audience was thrilled.

As to the night’s big winners; check out the winner’s list below to see how your favorite nominated actors and programs fared!

Then let us know in the comment section below, who you were glad took home the gold and who you thought was robbed? As well, what did you think of the telecast? Thumbs down or thumbs up?

WINNERS

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Henry Winkler – Barry — WINNER

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Alex Borstein – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Bill Hader – Barry

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie
Merritt Wever – Godless

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie
Jeff Daniels – Godless 

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie
Regina King – Seven Seconds 

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie
Darren Criss – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones 

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Thandie Newton – Westworld

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Matthew Rhys – The Americans 

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Claire Foy – The Crown 

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
RuPaul’s Drag Race 

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Saturday Night Live 

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Outstanding Limited Series
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Outstanding Comedy Series
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 

Outstanding Drama Series
Game of Thrones 

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Julie Chen To Step Down From ‘The Talk’

As of Monday night, the only hosting gig that Julie Chen has resumed since her husband, Les Moonves was ousted as CBS Chairman is Big Brother on CBS.

Chen had yet to return to her seat at the table as the anchor of the Daytime Emmy Award-winning series, The Talk.

Moonves has been accused of sexual misconduct with new allegations surfacing in the New Yorker as recent as just the other week.

Tonight, Page Six is reporting that Julie is walking away from The Talk and will resign.

CNN is also reporting that Chen has made the decision and it is effective immediately and that she will address her decision through a videotaped message to viewers on Tuesday’s episode of The Talk

The competition in the daytime talk space, the ladies of The View, voiced that they think there is no way for Chen to return to the panel of The Talk, especially since the CBS series addresses the hot social topics of the day and the #MeToo movement which is so much of our culture these days,

The only statement Chen has made on the new allegations against Moonves, is that she is standing by him when she signed off on a recent episode of Big Brother saying:  “I’m Julie Chen Moonves. Good Night.”

So, do you think Julie stepping down from The Talk is the right choice?  Is she in no-win situation? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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