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TONIGHT: Lauralee Bell in V.C. Andrews’ Lifetime Movie ‘Pearl in the Mist’

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Last night, daytime fans got to see their first glimpse of The Young and the Restless’ Lauralee Bell in her role as the villainess, Daphne Dumas in Lifetime’s Ruby adapted from the V. C. Andrews (Flowers in the Attic) novels.

Now on Sunday night, March 21st, Bell reprises the role of the manipulative stepmother to Ruby (Raechelle Banno) and her sister Giselle (Karina Banno) in Lifetime’s Pearl in the Mist (8pm EST/7pm CST).

Based on the second book from V.C. Andrews in the series, Pearl in the Mist finds Ruby still struggling to find true happiness, after a year of living at her father’s lavish mansion. When Ruby and her twin Giselle (Karina Banno) are sent away to an exclusive all girls boarding school, Ruby is hopeful for a new start with her sister. But when Ruby is once again shamed for her backwater upbringing, and her cruel Headmistress, Mrs. Ironwood (Henner), along with her stepmother Daphne (Bell) and Giselle continue to plot against her, Ruby must endure torturous punishments and public humiliation. Ruby holds out hope and continues to dream of a better future until tragedy leaves her alone in a world of deceits.


Bell told TV Insider how she compared the role of Daphne to another Y&R role she never played, and the villain of 101 Dalmatians: “She’s like Jill Abbott or Cruella de Vil. There was one line that I recall particularly. Daphne says: ‘If you don’t have anything bad to say, then don’t say anything.’ I love that line. Daphne can be a freak. My motherly instincts are to stop everything and help my kids through anything. Daphne’s instincts are not wanting to be bothered by her stepchildren. She sees them as an annoyance.  It’s fun to play something the opposite of who I am. Christine’s a little uptight and she has a strong work ethic, but Daphne is so self-centered. It’s a whole different dynamic.”

So, will you be checking out Lauralee as Daphne? Let us know via the comment section below, but first watch this teaser for Pearl in the Mist.

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Haha, that photo…looks like Lauralee has been typecast! As in sanctimonious Cricket!?!


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Finally a y n r related post!
This site hasnt posted anything about y n r in forever, than again I cant blame you
Did you erase that crapfest from your viewing list too?
Nice to see Lauralee move on from snoozeville genoacity!
Oh , how I long for the days when Cricket was involved in complex and intelligent law storylines as the legal aid top lawyer! Her with Paul and Michael Baldwin and John Silva!

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

In my San Diego area, we got both movies on Sunday, the first one being Ruby, which I have already watched. Having read so many of her books, I did not remember either of these. I thought L.B did a very good job in her role. Except for her distinctive voice, I almost didn’t recognize her. Who knew she could play mean so we’ll? Am looking forward to the next one.

Barbara from Atlanta
Barbara from Atlanta

I’ve never been blown away by Bell’s portrayal of the “oh so holy” Cricket. However, she is pretty good in that clip playing a “bitch.” Maybe Bell should have been playing a dark character on Y&R all these years rather than Saint Christine.

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She made her mark as Sonia/Solita on Guiding Light and has turned her career into a major primetime and film success.  Now comes word that the talented Michelle Forbes is set to appear on the new season of NBC’s drama, New Amsterdam.

According to TV Line, Forbes will join the cast for the fourth season in the recurring role of Dr. Veronica Fuentes. The character is said to be ‘a calm, poised and fearless fixer who is brought in to reconstruct the failing hospital.”

However, the outlet reports that Forbes’ Dr. Fuentes’ first order of business on her way to reversing New Amsterdam’s declining numbers will be to “wipe clean the inept board.”

Forbes was most recently seen on ABC’s Big Sky and had notable roles in True Blood and The Killings.

The new season of New Amsterdam premieres on Tuesday, September 21st  at 10 pm. EST.

So, looking forward to seeing Michelle in her new role on primtime? Comment below.

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On Monday, after more cast members were revealed who will appear in Peacock’s upcoming streaming series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, came a photo from limited-series star, Lisa Rinna (Billie) posted to her Instagram Story of Eileen Davidson from the hair and make-up room where it looks like Days of our Lives is taped and said, , “LOOK WHO I FOUND”.

As the rumors began circulating it became true when Davidson took to her own Instagram and revealed that she too is part of the limited-series event for Peacock, and now the question is, how many roles will Davidson be playing? Will she be playing Kristen DiMera and Susan Banks, or any other of the Banks siblings?  Time will tell.

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The two-time Daytime Emmy-winning star shared a clip of her time on the NBC soap as Kristen and stated: “I’m BEYOND excited to be joining BEYOND SALEM! Streaming soon on @peacocktv”

So, what do you think of Eileen also being on the upcoming Days limited-series? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Kimberlin Brown Returns to The Bold and the Beautiful with a Bombshell … Sheila is Finn’s Bio-Mom!

The rumors have proven to be true! You can watch what happens for more on this exciting return on tonight’s Entertainment Tonight segment (see below).  However, all-time supervillain Sheila Carter, played by soap fan favorite, Kimberlin Brown is baaacck and on The Bold and the Beautiful.

As viewers recently learned, Finn (Tanner Novlan) was adopted and Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) and she vowed to love him no matter who his bio parents were! But how will she feel when she finds out that his mother is actually Sheila Carter who has wreaked havoc on the lives of the Forrester family and everyone else in Los Angeles?

Soap Opera Digest spoke with Kimberlin on her exciting return where she shared: “When I found out that Finn was Sheila’s son, I was excited — I mean, terribly excited.”  Brown added on this next return to B&B, “Get ready, because the best is yet to come!’

Steffy and Finn’s nuptials are set for this Thursday August 5th and this Friday August 6th, where plenty of drama will play out.  How will Finn deal with finding out who is biological mother really is? Is there still a big twist on this yet to come?  Stay tuned!

So, excited to know that Sheila is back on the canvas as The Bold and the Beautiful and Kimberlin will be back on our-screens? Comment below.

But first check out ET’s exclusive at the wedding nuptials of Steffy and Finn and the return of Sheila and then our joint interview with Brown and Tracey E. Bregman of Y&R last year on The Michael Fairman Channel for more on Sheila’s notorious history!

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