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The Young and the Restless to Mark Joshua Morrow’s 30th Anniversary Milestone with Special Episode

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Joshua Morrow (Nick Newman), who has always been one of the MVP’s of the storied history of The Young and the Restless, is about to celebrate his 30th anniversary with the top-rated daytime drama series.

Hard to believe Morrow has spent three decades in Genoa City, but time flies. To honor Morrow, the soap opera will be airing a special episode filled with “Nick Newman and his family” flashbacks through 30 years, and the best part, they are actually airing the show on the day of Joshua’s actual Y&R anniversary.

So, circle Friday, June 21st for the standalone episode. Morrow spoke on his gratitude towards Y&R with TV Guide in their latest issue, “Just the fact that they would be willing to do something like that made me feel very proud. It hits you what an incredible ride this has been. I feel like I’m not worth it, like I’m going to wake up and this has all been a dream.”

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Those who know Joshua are aware of what a big college and pro sports guy he is. Speaking on the path his life has taken him, Morrow shared “If you would have told me when I was a sophomore in high school in Oklahoma just playing football, ‘You will have a had a 30-year career on a television show,’ I would have thought you were joking!”  Joshua added, “It’s an incredible accomplishment and one I never take for granted.”

Y&R viewers will recall that Nick is the second child of Victor (Eric Braeden) and Nikki (Melody Thomas Scot and was born in 1988. For six years, the character was portrayed by child actors, and then all of sudden, Nick was SORAS’d (Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome) and in 1994 he was now a teen, played by Morrow.

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Throughout Joshua’s time in GC, he has been one-half of the soap supercouple known as “Shick” with Sharon Case (Sharon), as well as has been part of another popular duo with Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) know as “Phick.”

Are you excited to see Y&R honor Joshua Morrow’s 30-year anniversary with a Nick-centric episode? What have been some of your favorite Nick Newman moments through the years? Comment below.

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Special anniversary episodes on Y and R usually mean – bad news for the actors – Remember Esther’s, Michael’s, Loren’s? After that they have lucky to get 3 – 6 minutes of air time each calendar quarter. Bet Josh will be spending more father son time with his unseen son Christian… it’s thanks to a fast forward I still somewhat watch the show….

Don’t forget Sharon. Phyllis isn’t fairing any better, because all she does now is get involved in her kids lives. Nick hasn’t had his own storyline since he was involved with Sally.

He definitely deserves the honor of a special episode 30 years is quite an accomplishment the flashbacks should be fun Shick is the end game

I’d love a storyline that has Nick reconsider and rebuild his life. A slow burn romance with Sharon that pays off. A personal question that males him A Newman unlike the others. He is poised for that. I’d like to see him with his children. A good man challenged by his fortune and positioning not protected by it.

Pretty boy all grown up

Another character the head writer can’t think of a story line for him to act in. Shame. He’s so back burnered you sometimes wonder if he’s still on the show.

True, he’s always no. three behind Victoria and Adam.If he was in a horseback, he’d come in last.

Joshua Morrow has always been a favorite. Would love to see him meet up with Larry Wharton, who befriended Nick many years ago, in prison when he was falsely accused of killing Matt Clark.Also, would like see the writers develop a SL with Christain whom he’s raising as his own son, who in reality is Adam’s biological son. Everyone knows the situation, but it’s never mentioned , don’t even know if the boy knows the real truth, I can’t even remember his age now. They haven’t shown this kid since Chelsea and Conner lived with Nick and his son.

Days Of Our Lives

Arianne Zucker Reflects Back on the ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape with Donald Trump, and Speaks to Her Exit from Days of our Lives

It’s been eight years, but somehow seems like ages ago, that Arianne Zucker was thrust into the mainstream public limelight, unfortunately not for her work as Nicole on Days of our Lives, but for the Access Hollywood taped that surfaced when former president Donald Trump  and current Republican nominee, visited the set of the (then) NBC soap opera, and met Zucker.

The tape captured a hot mic moment between Trump and then ‘Access’ host Billy Bush inside of their bus which featured lewd remarks about Zucker between the two men.

Speaking on the moment, Zucker opened about it on Rachel Uchitel’s Miss Understood podcast, where the video version of the interview is now on Uchitel’s You Tube Channel. Back in 2005, Arianne was the scene partner with Trump in his Apprentice/Days of our Lives crossover appearance, because her character of Nicole was at the time a gold-digger.

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Zucker shared of her on set experience with Trump from 2005, “I had a great experience. He was lovely, and I had no idea anything behind the scenes was happening. So, it never affected me.” Next in October 2016, Arianne says she it got a call from her manager at the time when the Access Hollywood tapes came to light and that is when she first heard about the situation.

The actress and life coach reflected back, “Everybody has spoken poorly about somebody in their lifetime. I don’t care who you are, everybody has, it’s just people get caught on camera doing it. Unfortunately, that happens all the time. And if you’ve ever gone to a fraternity party, these things happen. So (when she later read the taped comments) I’m going, ‘sounds like something my fraternity guys I know would say.’ But I just didn’t see it in the way that people were seeing it.’”

Expressing why she never made an official comment when the press were asking for one, Arianne revealed, “I didn’t make a comment though, because I was in fear of losing my job. So I didn’t say anything.”  She added, “I felt attacked by the media because I knew all they wanted. I mean, the biggest thing was to get Trump off the ballot. I was like, that is not my job.”

Later, Arianne explained she felt she received no protection from the situation. “I got no apology from my place of employment. I really got no apology from NBC. I felt I had no protection. ”

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DAYS fans are counting down and not happily that about six weeks from now, on July 29th, when Zucker makes her on-screen exit from Days of our Lives. After being fired for standing up to Corday Productions for on set sexual harassment and discrimination charges, the actress formally filed a lawsuit she has brought against her former employer which includes charges of wrongful termination.

Zucker said on her upcoming departure from DAYS, “I will not say how I leave the show. I do respect that we don’t want to share that. We want the fans to be excited and enticed.” However, Arianne confirmed that the character of Nicole is not ‘killed-off”.

So, what do you think of Arianne’s comments reflecting back on the Access Hollywood tapes media frenzy with Donald Trump, and her upcoming exit from DAYS? Weigh-in. But first, check out Ari on Rachel’s podcast below.

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Matthew Atkinson Returns to The Bold and the Beautiful and Previews a Major Change in Thomas’ Life that “Shocks” Everyone

This Friday, June 21st, marks the first on-screen appearance of Matthew Atkinson (Thomas Forrester) on The Bold and the Beautiful since March of this year. In story, Thomas packed up and headed to Paris with his son, Douglas in tow, after Hope (Annika Noelle) turned down his marriage proposal for the second time.

Viewers have waited anxiously for his come back pondering, that when Thomas returns, would he go right back to pursuing Hope? What would be his demeanor after timeParis? Well, we are about to find out.

However, Hope now seems to be somewhat becoming obsessed with Finn (Tanner Novlan), Steffy’s (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) husband, and has developed feelings for him. Might Thomas’ return to Los Angeles have him finding Hope and Finn in a comprising situation?

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Speaking with Soap Opera Digest on his imminent return, Atkinson shared on the Finn/Hope potential pairing, “From Thomas’ point of view, he knows nothing about it, and so maybe that helps my point of view.”

Teasing what to look for when Thomas returns to the canvas, Atkinson dropped, “Thomas has had one particular very large change in his life since he left town. And when he comes back, it is something that shocks everyone.” What would “shock” the family and everyone who knows him? Could it be that Thomas got engaged or married to another women, while he was in Europe?

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Atkinson weighed-in on the fan response and support for those viewers missing him on-screen during his time away from the show, expressing, “I just never expected the response that I’ve gotten and we’ve gotten from the fans, especially (with) Thomas leaving. I can’t speak for all the fans, but there’s a wealth of people that are either really, really upset that Thomas is gone for a period or really sad. (They) reach out and they’re like, ‘Hey, when are you back? When are you back? When are you back?’ That just speaks to their care for this character.'”

So, what do you think will be the shocking change in Thomas’ life that is revealed when he returns to Los Angeles? Comment below.

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Days Of Our Lives

DAYS Dan Feuerriegel on EJ Keeping Eric From His Child, “He’s in the Deep End … There’s No Coming Back for Him Now”

On Days of our Lives, Nicole (Arianne Zucker) has been reunited with her biological son, baby Jude. Her husband, EJ (Dan Feuerriegel), is now keeping a major secret, and in order to keep it from coming out he had to get Sloan (Jessica Serfaty) out of Salem, and keep both Melinda Trask (Tina Huang) and Leo Stark (Greg Rikaart) quiet and at bay.

However, as in any good soap opera, time is running out for EJ. What will happen when Nicole and Eric (Greg Vaughan) find out that EJ is not the little one’s biological father, but Eric is? And, what will happen when they realize EJ knew the truth and hid it from them?

This is just one item in a laundry list of skullduggery committed by EJ since he has been in Salem. With Arianne Zucker set to exit on-screen on July 29th, it looks like we are heading into the home stretch of the baby switch storyline.

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Michael Fairman TV caught up with Dan Feuerriegel to get his take on the situation and what it has been like working with Greg and Ari in the story.

Dan shared on EJ’s despicable decision to pretend he is Jude’s bio-dad, “I know I’m a terrible human being, but I love playing a terrible human being.” Feurriegel added, “Oh, he’s in the deep end. Like, there is no coming back for him now.”

The DAYS star also noted if EJ had done anything more nefarious to Sloan, his character might not ever be able to come back from that. “There’s only so much hatred EJ can get from the viewers that it probably would’ve been a bridge too far for me to just make her (Sloan) disappear,” clarified Dan.

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As to his time working with Arianne Zucker as his on-screen wife, Dan had noting but praise for her. Feuerriegel expressed, “I loved working with her. She’s so good. She’s an amazing actress. She’s fantastic. Every scene that I did with her, I didn’t have to do anything because I just rode on the coattails of what she did. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her.”

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Dan also had high marks for his on-screen nemesis, Greg Vaughan, “Greg is fantastic, like everybody in the storyline was amazing. Greg’s amazing … Ari’s amazing … Jessica was fantastic and that’s what made it work. I’m very grateful to have worked with every single one of them.”

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On soap operas and especially on Days of our Lives, when someone exits, or ‘dies’ on-screen that doesn’t mean goodbye forever, and Dan knows this too. In regards to anyone who leaves Salem, the actor joked, “I’m not going to say the doors closed, because you never say never, especially in Hollywood or on a soap. I mean, I’ve come back and I was like two inches shorter and (with) a completely different face.”

So, how do you think Eric will find out that Jude is really his son, and that EJ has been lying to keep Nicole? Let us know in the comment section, but first Check out our conversation with Dan from the red carpet at the recent 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards below.

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