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Stacy Haiduk back to The Young and the Restless!

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Well this is fantastic news! According to this week’s Soap Opera Digest Stacy Haiduk is returning as Patty Williams to The Young and the Restless.

SOD reports, “The actress is already taping scenes and will return to the canvas soon!”

Now, if you watched yesterday’s episode of Y&R you saw a Kitty cat tattoo! And we all know who has a fixation with kitties don’t we?

Just how will Patty figure into the story now? Stay tuned!

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Really? I love Haiduk and her efforts, but this whole silliness was overdone and should just be finished for good.

Yay! I’m sooo excited! I love this show because u never know what’s next.

glad to se stacy back!!!
i think she killed diane……………

Well … shame on Y&R for bringing that phenomenal actress back just to have the murder of Diane Jenkins solved. Stacy Haiduk deserves so much more and so does the character of Patty Williams.

Welcome Back Stacy–Cool! 🙂

I have been hearing a lot of buzz that Stacy would reprise her fantastic work as Patty on Y&R and I AM SO EXCITED THAT IT’S A REALITY!!!!

Certainly she will be involved with the Diane murder, but PLEASE, PLEASE keep her on after the story wraps up. She is absolutely mesmerizing to watch as Emily/Patty. Fans rejoice!!! My favorite crazy broad (next to Phyllis) is back with a vengeance….. MEOW!!! 🙂

kalamaty – i love your MEOW!!!

Thanks, Michael! So exciting to see the scenes of Patty so far, and to know that Nikki is right behind her…. I have a feeling that Y&R’s November Sweeps are going to be kick ass! 🙂

YESSSSSS!!! Welcome back to Y&R Stacy, we LOVE you! Great to read this & even more excited to watch you today on the Canadian show! You’re a fantastic actress & you do an excellent job playing Patty. Love watching you work with Adam, you two make the best crooks together!

Why even ask which storyline will involve her? Helen Keller could see that Patty will be Diane’s murderer.

I like Haiduk but I really would have preferred some great surprise resolution to the storyline. We haven’t had a decent “twist” to a plot on this show for years. Either the twists are ridiculous (Jill Fenmore) or they were too obvious.

I like her I hope she’s back for long term.

I have been waiting for her to come back…I’m over the top excited for her return.

Great actress! So glad she’s back. I hope this means the character of Emily is back soon too. She and Jack were very sweet together.

BRILLIANT TWIST!! I love Patty and Stacy Haiduk!!!! plus, I never saw this coming!!!! so happy about it!

enough of Patty Williams. move on. Hate this Genivieve character too.

The storyline with Patty and Jack started in 1982. You mean to tell me, after all this time, she’s STILL in love with the guy??? UGH, this needs to come to a complete close once and for all. They should have left the Emily character around instead.

I, respectfully, disagree. The strength of Y&R – in my humble opinion, and as a viewer since the 1970’s – is built on these types of “core” relationships; the types of relationships that have endured for decades! Smart of the execs to always keep the past near while looking forward…. I would hope that most lovers of this show would agree. Either way, the Young and the Restless remains a record breaking television institution around the world…. and I couldn’t go a Monday thru Friday without it!

Kinda missed her in a twisted way lol it will be nice to have her back and I hope she has more speaking parts as she has a nice voice.

I love young and the restless. Lets move on and reveal Diane’s killer. The suspended is killing me.

I love Young and the Restless. Lets reveal Diane’s killer. The suspended is killing me!

I love Young and The restless. Who killed Diane! The wait is killing me.

Please no more Patty Williams.

Days Of Our Lives

Patrick Muldoon and Jennifer Taylor Cast as Mike Manning’s Conservative Parents on ‘The Bay’

The ever-expanding cast of the streaming soap opera, The Bay, has announced two new additions for its upcoming 9th season, including Days of our Lives favorite Patrick Muldoon (ex-Austin Reed). TV fans also know Patrick Muldoon from his role as Richard Hart on Melrose Place.

In story, The Bay will bring Caleb McKinnon’s parents into the mix. Caleb is played by Daytime Emmy-winner and Outstanding Supporting Actor nominee this year, Mike Manning.

According to Deadline, Muldoon, along with Jennifer Taylor (Two and a Half Men), will play Caleb’s ultra-conservative parents. When Caleb married Daniel Garrett (Eric Nelsen), they all but abandoned him.  The season looks to bring a major story for Manning and hopefully and eventually love and acceptance from Caleb’s parents.

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The casting news doesn’t stop there. Rhonda Ross has been tapped to play Colleen Givens, the biological mother of Pete Garrett’s (Kristos Andrews) wife Vivian (Karrueche Tran) in the new season.

Coleen is brought into the mix when Pete searches for Colleen after Vivian becomes ill. In the backstory, Colleen is a jazz singer who gave Vivian up for adoption at birth. Now she may be Vivian’s only hope to stay alive.

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The series is up for 5 Daytime Emmy nomination at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards on June 7th including: Outstanding Drama Series, Writing,  Directing, A Martinez (Nard0) for Supporting Actor and the aforementioned Manning.

What do you think of the casting of Patrick Muldoon and Jennifer Taylor as the on-screen parents to Mike Manning on The Bay? Comment below.

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Kennedy Garcia on Joining the Cast of Days of our Lives: “For a Role to Come up for a Teenager with Down Syndrome was Just Amazing!”

Days of our Lives has made a groundbreaking move for the soaps, by casting Kennedy Garcia in the new role of Felicity. Viewers of the Peacock streaming soap opera will first see the character beginning the week of May 20th,

Garcia has previously appeared on primetime including on 9-1-1, This Is Us and more. Speaking to TV Insider, Kennedy shared: “I have wanted to be on a soap opera for a long time, so for a role to come up for a teenager with Down syndrome was just amazing!”

In real life, Kennedy who has Down syndrome is also a cancer survivor, and becomes he first teen with Down syndrome to land an ongoing role on the soaps. “It’s really such a special thing. I am so proud of Days of our Lives for taking this step and taking a chance on me. Inclusion in this industry is so important and I am proud to help move it forward.”

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As to a little insight on her new role of Felicity in Salem, Garcia shared. “She is sweet, funny and kind. She is also very smart and she never misses anything. Most of all, she loves her family more than anything else. I think that viewers will love her and see the beauty she brings to everyone in her life.”

The actress added, “I hope that everyone will love Felicity and see that even though she has Down syndrome, she is cherished by her family and friends, she is capable of great things, and she’s a hard worker. I’m pretty sure she bakes better than I do. She is also a typical teenager who has real feelings and fears that people will see as her story goes on. I hope no one underestimates Felicity as a character, or actors with disabilities like me. Representation is so important and I’m so thankful for this opportunity to become Felicity and let you all get to know her, and me!”

What do you think of Days of our Lives casting of Kennedy Garcia and the importance of inclusion and representation on streaming and daytime dramas? Comment below.

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General Hospital

Giovanni Mazza On Contract at General Hospital: What Are Your First Impressions?

This week, General Hospital introduced newcomer Giovanni Mazza in the role of Giovanni Palmieri, who apparently is Brook Lynn’s (Amanda Setton) second cousin, one removed or so the story goes.

The character of Gio showed up at Brook Lynn’s wedding to Harrison Chase (Josh Swickard) and played the violin at the ceremony. As has been previously reported, Mazza in real-life is a professional violinist and actor.

Upon making his first appearance on the ABC daytime drama series back on May 15th, fans wondered if Gio will be sticking around and that was confirmed by the closing credits of the May 17th episode where Mazza’s name is included along with other contract players.

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When the news of Mazza’s casting was announced, the talent young man took to his Instagram and shared the good news, expressing, “I am so honored, grateful, and ecstatic to announce the big news! The biggest thank you to General Hospital for bringing me.” He closed his sentiments with “So much love and joy to my new fam! YAY!!! ”

Commenting on his post included new castmates Evan Hofer (Dex) saying, “Happy to have you brother,” plus Tabyana Ali (Trina), Eden McCoy (Joss) and ABC executive Nathan Varni who said, “Congratulations! Welcome to GH!

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During the May 17th episode, Gio had an exchange with Dex, where he mentioned that his father was in the military back in early 2000’s.  Previously, Gio revealed to Chase that his father died in the military when he was young. So this begs the question, who is Gio’s dad?

What were you first impressions of Giovanni Mazza in the role of Gio? Who do you think he might be romantically involved with and might be also related to other than the Cerullos? Comment below.

 

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