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The Young and the Restless Wins WGA Award For A Daytime Drama

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In ceremonies concurrently going on right now on Saturday night, February 1st in Los Angeles and New York City, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) is handing out their prestigious awards for accomplishments in writing for motion pictures and television.

The WGA West is handing out awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, while the WGA East is holding its ceremony at the Edison Ballroom in New York City.

And in the Daytime Drama category, The Young and the Restless took the top honors besting the writing teams from Days of our Lives and General Hospital.

The Y&R writing team that won the category consisted of: Writers: Amanda L. Beall, Jeff Beldner, Sara Bibel, Matt Clifford, Annie Compton, Christopher Dunn, Sara Endsley, Janice Ferri Esser, Mellinda Hensley, Anne Schoettle, Natalie Minardi Slater, and Teresa Zimmerman.

For the list of winners being updated live check here.

So, what do you think of Y&R’s victory for writing in a Drama Series over Days and GH? Comment below.

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Kay

Wow! Gmm

Kay
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Kay

Hmm

Soaphound
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Do they specify which stories are award caliber? Other than a few of the Adam/Victor confrontations, I’m hard pressed to find a great writing achievement this past year. The Theo fiasco was/is laughable, Chelsea’s return was overused, Mia & Arturo are already history, and the promising returns of Fen, Kevin, and Chloe seem back-burnered. Am I missing something?

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Y n r won a ‘ best writing ‘ award?
..in the category for Insomniacs

Soaphound
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It’s so funny you say that, Damien, because in the past few months, I’ve been nodding off regularly! Usually when Tessa, Theo, this new, dull-as-dishwater Chance, or the latest installment of the Chelsea Show featuring Conner the Unhinged is on. Where are Jill, Nina, the Baldwin/Fisher clan including Gloria and hottie Fenmore, Paul…anything but the Lola/Kyle/Theo triangle. So I don’t know what great writing they’re referring to here either.

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Writing for Kyle Abbott as he poured out his heart to Lola, her brother. His father, his aunts was moving and emotionally authentic. It was moving fans to believe and trust his integrity. Time will tell if this offering will be respectfully treated or casually trashed.

Soaphound
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Moonbeam2, yes, Michael Mealor is a wonderful actor and a perfect Kyle. To me, Jack has been very insensitive to his son on behalf of this interloper with weird hair and no substance. As you can see, I’m not a Theo fan!

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I agree with you Soaphound. I am so sick of listening to Chelsea whining to anyone who will listen. And you know it is just a matter of time and Lola and Theo (the man who gives me the creeps and makes my skin crawl) start rolling around in bed together. God I hope not. It would be nice to see Esther fussing over a pregnant Chole. They should the Fenmores in one episode for 5 minutes last week at Society. Ten was telling his parents he was moving to Nashville and renting a house with sober friends. So much… Read more »

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I’m with you on “BillyBoy”, soapqueenforever. At first, I didn’t know if he was channeling Humphrey Bogart in THE CAINE MUTINY (with chewing gum substituting for marbles) or Sally Field in SYBIL. Why put him and Vic back together for such a short duration? At least Nikki and Victor make it work for a year or two!

Louie
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Congratulations Y&R!!! Well deserved, stay true to your roots…

Joel
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It’s an award for best writing, not worst.

Colin
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There is absolutely no comparison in writing. Y and R wins by doing what it always has. It offers a layered, nuanced, subtle writing style. It’s not all plot velocity all the time. There are no back from the dead serums. No memories on flash drives. People forget……Y and R was often mind-numbingly boring when Bill Bell wrote it. Nothing would happen for months! Stories would start, and were abruptly dropped. I like watching a show that isn’t all guns and violence and explosions and evil psychos running around town. Y and R is far from perfect, but even on… Read more »

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Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes OUT at ABC and ‘GMA3’

It’s not ending well for Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes. The former GMA3 co-hosts, who had their affair come to light publicly, have been let go by ABC after a lengthy mediation session on Thursday.

Now, the network has severed all ties with Robach and Holmes and they will receive payouts of their contracts.

According to TMZ: the long mediation session was “extremely contentious,” with ABC reps accusing both Amy and T.J. of various forms of misconduct, which one source characterized as “a witch hunt.”

They go on detail that Amy and T.J were told that they did not handle their romance appropriately by waiting too long to disclose it to ABC executives.

ABC expressed that their “behavior on set” was “uncomfortable” for some ABC staff.

Page Six is also reporting that their source shared from the talks, that unless ABC reaches a satisfactory departure agreement with both Amy and T.J., they would both be looking at filing lawsuits against the network.

In additional accusations, ABC said alcohol had been found in Robach’s dressing room.  However, that was disputed as ABC executives had gifted liquor bottles to Robach and other on-air ABC talent. Robach was also accused of showing up “drunk” to work after attending the College Football National Championship last year.  Amy claims she was just tired.

So, what do you think of Robach and Holmes being given the hook by ABC and being show the front door? Comment below.

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Shemar Moore Becomes a Dad for the First Time with Girlfriend Jesiree Dizon as They Welcome Their Baby Girl

Shemar Moore is now a dad! The great news came from the S.W.A.T and former Y&R star Instagram on Wednesday morning.

The 52-year-old actor enthused: “Ya boy is officially a Dad!!! Dreams come true!! The rest of my life is here! ❤️🙏🏽🙌🏽”

In a statement given to PEOPLE on the major arrival, a rep for the actor shared: “Shemar Moore and his partner, Jesiree Dizon, are happy to announce the birth of their baby girl. The family is very happy and healthy.”

Dizon, a fashion model, has two other children, daughter Charli and son Kaiden from previous relationships.

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Back in January, Moore revealed that he is going to be a dad for the first time when he posted footage on an Instagram post from the gender reveal party in the baby’s honor

No word yet on what ‘Baby Girl Moore’s’ first name is yet.  However, Moore had mentioned that ‘Frankie’ was a potential name for the little one during the gender reveal party.

In addition, this Friday on The Jennifer Hudson Show, Moore is a guest, in which a teaser was circulating a few weeks ago featuring Shemar also revealing the big baby news there.  The entire interview will air at the end of the week on the talk show.

Share your congratulations and well-wishes for Shemar and Jesiree and their new bundle of joy via the comment section below.

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Alec Baldwin to Face Involuntary Manslaughter Charges in ‘Rust’ Shooting of Halyna Hutchins

Charges were announced today by Santa Fe District Attorney, Mary Carmack-Altwies in the shooting on the set of the film, Rust fatally killing director Halyna Hutchins.

Alec Baldwin (ex-The Doctor and Knots Landing) has been charged with involuntary manslaughter along with the film’s armorer,  Hannah Gutierrez Reed.

The D.A. outlined why the deadly on-set shooting could result in criminal charges regardless of whether it was an accident.  In a statement, she shared: “After a thorough review of the evidence and the laws of the state of New Mexico, I have determined that there is sufficient evidence to file criminal charges against Alec Baldwin and other members of the Rust film crew. On my watch, no one is above the law, and everyone deserves justice.

In charges set to be filed by the end of January, Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reed will each be charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in Hutchins’ death.

Baldwin’s attorney, Luke Nikas, said this about the charges: “This decision distorts Halyna Hutchins’ tragic death and represents a terrible miscarriage of justice. Mr. Baldwin had no reason to believe there was a live bullet in the gun – or anywhere on the movie set. He relied on the professionals with whom he worked, who assured him the gun did not have live rounds. We will fight these charges, and we will win.”

Andrea Reeb, the special prosecutor for the case said: “If any one of these three people: Alec Baldwin, Hannah Gutierrez Reed, or David Halls (assistant director, Rust) had done their job, Halyna Hutchins would be alive today. It’s that simple.  The evidence clearly shows a pattern of criminal disregard for safety on the ‘Rust’ film set. In New Mexico, there is no room for film sets that don’t take our state’s commitment to gun safety and public safety seriously.”

What do you think about the charges levied on Alec Baldwin? Comment below.

 

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