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Tristan Lake Leabu Cast As SORAS'd Reed Hellstrom On The Young and the Restless!

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The Young and the Restless has aged Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle) and JT Hellstrom’s (Thad Luckinbill) son to a teenager.

According to Serial Scoop, soap newcomer Tristan Lake Leabu will be taking over the role most recently played by Max Page.  As fans know, Page joined the show in 2009, but left in 2012 and again in 2015 to have heart surgery.

Last month the CBS soap opera put out a casting call for the role of “Wes” who was described as a good-natured, willful and sensitive teen, who takes solace in playing his guitar.

The role was said to have begun taping a few weeks ago on November 15th.

Leabu took to Instagram on November 30 showing him walking into the CBS Television City where Y&R tapes.

His other credits include: Superman Returns, The Christmas Spirit and Hawaii-Five-O

So, what do you think about Y&R bringing in a teen Reed?  Excited to see Tristan in the role? Comment below!

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Alan
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Alan

Not surprised that the show is bringing in the next generation of Newmans since the last couple of writers ruined any potential Noah and Summer might’ve had…

Timmm
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Timmm

Noah and Summer were aged to quickly and not properly casted!

Celia
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Celia

How right you are, Timmmy.
This kid looks like he could be Caine’s son….striking resemblance…..sad.
Reed needed to be sorased, I think….for the simple reason that we never saw him, nor heard Victoria or anyone mention him.
As an ‘older’ child, he has the option of making the decision of living wherever and with whomever he chooses.

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

Noah and Summer are brother and sister. Dad Nick. Rember?

Alan
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Alan

I know they are brother and sister. I was referring to the fact that the writers did not take the time to build up the characters so that they would be strong enough to drive story as the next generation Newmans.

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

Sorry Alan. I misunderstood your point.

kathy
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kathy

I’ll be honest, I was observing how much he resembles Thad Luckinbill and Amelia, esp since they are married off the show and they do have children together !! I loved to hear Thad sing and play his guitar and I hope Reed does the same!!

k/kay
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k/kay

He was born in 2001 so perfect aging /Kay Alden at work lets rock and roll the kid also plays the quitar just like his dad JT / Thad luckinbill who as JT I miss so much he and Colleen were so great! I am excited she is going to bring characters and their off soribg back to the xanvas

k/kay
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k/kay

Kay Alden created the character of JT let’s sit back and watch their magic I do not mind new characters if they are connected to families on the canvas? not mad up stories

k/kay
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k/kay

I screwed up born in 2007 sorry!

damien
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damien

jt and colleen!!!
jt and colleen were the sweetest…imo the last successful young coupling y n r has had since, they could ve been the next nick and sharon highschool sweetheart supercouple. no young couple has had the same magic since. summer, noah…nope
but colleen was killed off unnecesarily. i missed them. maybe sally can bring colleen back from the dead and jt can return with his son and the two can be reunited

Mary SF
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Mary SF

FINALLY—- I am not a fan of SORASing, but honestly it was beyond silly they never mentioned Victoria’s oldest child- and by the sounds of it he will be carbon copy of his father in his teenage years— and that new character Ivy they are casting, will be his girlfriend— could this be the reincarnation of the Glow by Jabot gang — it was the last time this show got their teen set correct– Colleen, young Billy, JT, and Mac

Meg Reddekopp
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Meg Reddekopp

REED IS 15 ,IVY IS SUPPOSE TO BE 25,

su0000
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su0000

I never heard of him.. (newbie stranger to me)
But- He looks good and hopefully he will bring some new drama with him..

mollie
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mollie

Could be interesting. I’ll give it a chance 🙂

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

I guess they are going to regroup a new teen set and he is first on the list. I wonder if company for him is soon to follow. I also wonder if he is going to reconnect with Billy. I remember Reed and Billy bonded over video games back in the day. I always thought Faith and Reed were close in age. I hope they don’t age her anytime soon. She is such a terrific little actress. But this “newbie” they found, in my opinion bears a strong resemblance to Victoria. Let’s see what he can do. Maybe this will… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“that’s” – not – a flattering pic

obscure perhaps…

MUST be all that hair with plaid Muscles

can’t define here

as long as he’s a – GOOD – fit for Amelia Heinle

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Lol. .flex. .now look pouty with a hint of sultry. .make that plaid shirt POP. .give me a break with that pose. .no you don’t jump out the camera at me. .LOL!

Patrick
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Patrick

yeah, right ? it just threw me… I don’t reach that … far

lol

ok peeps: I went and googled …. he’s in fine form

he’s acting alongside my girl… his mother… let’s go Victoria

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I think I am a little excited to hear of this. I figure if he’s Victoria’s son then that means he’s got Newman blood in him which means it gives Victor somebody new to play with. This could take us into some good story but I would like it more if Thad Luckinbill came back as JT from time to time (or for good).

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Oh, yes another angst ridden teen, interfering in his mother’s life, can’t wait!

SZima
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SZima

I’m with you Violet! Usually not a fan of the teen stories because a) they are only there to cause trouble for the parents; and b) they usually can’t act their way out of a paper bag.
Hopefully the new writing team will do better.

Paul
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Paul

Somewhere I mentioned that with the return of Tracey she should be given a teenager to adopt! Think of the fun of having a new Abbott and Newman dating!!

Lisa
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Lisa

Physically he looks like he could be Victoria and JT’s kid – lets see where this goes.

Timmm
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Timmm

Victoria has enough kids she doesnt spend enough time with! PLUS, this young man looks nothing like her or his dad, he looks like Cain’s son!

Celia
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Celia

Oh my gosh, my Timmmy.
I swear I had not read this far down yet…..I just posted that very fact. This kid looks like Cane. WOW. Great minds think alike.

Timmm
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Timmm

Great minds! Good to see you back girl!

Celia
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Celia

TY.

Mo
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Mo

WHATTTTT!!!!?????? He looks like he’s in his 20s!!!!!!!!

And he plays the guitar. Good grief. They tried that with Noah at one point, didn’t they? I wish they’d give good story to those they have on canvas and wouldn’t mind a decent story with Noah sans Marissa. I am not interested in this grownup Reed who looks like he could date Victoria.

k/kay
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k/kay

His dad JT use to play the guitar and even sing if I remember correctly when he was courting Colleen.

Mo
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Mo

Okay, I didn’t watch then.

Celia
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Celia

Yes, you are right, kay, my friend….as usual, you know your stuff.
I loved JT….But, with Colleen, the best, albeit Thad and Amelia were a couple and then married.

James
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James

2001…so he would be 16 now in real time. What age is he supposed to be now if SORAS is to be factored in?

Mo
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Mo

Reed was born on December 3, 2007, so he just turned 9-years-old.

k/kay
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k/kay

Yes I screwed up I thought it was a 1 when I looked it up last nite instead of a seven!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I appreciate the SORAS of Reed, as it’s about time his character be a staple on the canvas; however, this is something about Tristan Lake Leabu that seems off-putting to me.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Am hoping Reed’s arrival will give Victoria Newman some better focus. I have not liked her character for some time. Seems she and Billy finally got together and writers upended that before it really took root. I would love to see a strong woman, mother, and businesswoman who defies the Newman ways. I would like to see Victoria and Nick be more contrary to Victor and Nikki. I like to see the strong siblings if we can never have a solid marriage anchor the show. And, no, Victor and Nikki have not a strong marriage. It is almost laughable anymore,… Read more »

toscanti
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toscanti

Great News! Can’t Hardly Wait until the new writing material airs tomorrow!!!!

Helen
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Helen

Agree .. He and screen Mommy look like they could date each other.

alexis
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alexis

i wish they would bring adam newman back on the show . he is the reason why some people watch the young and the restless to see adam newman. adam is most of people’s favorite character. he belongs with chelsea and his son connor and his family. since adam is gone his brother nick is with chelsea and connor. travis crawford broke victoria’s heart. he cheated on her. victoria’s ex told her that her boyfriend cheated on her. travis is a jerk . he should stay away from victor newman’s daughter victoria. i want her and billy back together. billy… Read more »

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Adam is NOT coming back. The writers don’t want to deal with that character for a while to come. As for Michael Muhney it seems he went the route of Victoria Rowell as far as CBS is concerned same for Ronnie Moss Ridge on B&B. Yes no matter how popular you can be replaced and/or blacklisted even in the soap industry. A big ego makes for a null back account if you go out all types of wrong.

Patrick
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Patrick

I couldn’t agree with you 100%. if all this swept under the rug… and it being a PROFESSIONAL environment… and that it’s a business… and that Michael Muhney , was, IN FACT … their BEST ratings, fans, and the audience, acknowledged his contribution… stratosphere everything that is: Y&R / CBS / Sony. let bygones be… that if it were me… I would revel in what could be… and fire on all cylinders because Michael Muhney as Adam… REIGNS SUPREME.. in all of this, genre Y&R will never be that big again, without Michael Muhney and Billy Miller. it’s one of… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Mal Young and Sally Sussman… perhaps… need to address this and … as the audience did… with… Victoria Rowell… and Brenda Dickson… just put this to rest. I don’t know… CBS… “thankfully” has the best daytime block… of shows to catapult their daytime lineup… forever #1. why not go that extra mile… and cement how huge Michael Muhney returning would .. be the icing on the cake.. and then… and only then… would I rest on my laurels… and push the whole CBS lineup… over the top forever. OK OK if the past mishap… i’m going is not anywhere near… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

of course… let sleeping dogs lie… I don’t want to know

he’s the best dangle I’ve had

Chrystie_Delancey
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Chrystie_Delancey

In that picture he reminds me of Michael Graziadei. I think they need to find a way to get him on more often even if he is gainfully employed elsewhere.

Beverly
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Beverly

How can they age reed and faith is still not aged she is older

k/kay
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k/kay

Beverly Reed was born in 2007 and Faith 2009! Don’t worry now that the little brat is moving in with Grandma the drunk and Grandpa Satan they will send her off to boarding school. Those two aren’t fit to raise a cat with all their baggage.

Matthew
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Matthew

Reminds me of Parker on ATWT

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Marcus Coloma On His GH Exit: “I Don’t Know Why That Decision Was Made, But I Don’t Feel Any ill Will and I Didn’t Feel I Got Fired”

This week, GH fans saw Adam Huss returning to the ABC soap opera as Nikolas Cassadine to finish out the rest of the scenes originally intended to be played by Marcus Coloma who ended his three-year run on the show a tad early.

As has been previously reported, Coloma came down with Covid-19 as his final tape days neared, and a decision was made for him to not return to finish off his last run of episodes.

With all the rumors and stances taken by everyone involved, Coloma was the special guest on this week’s episode of the That’s Awesome Podcast hosted by Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson and discussed his departure from the long-running daytime drama series.

Marcus expressed that when he took the role on GH, he was excited to be in that kind of environment (working on a soap opera), and only signed on for three years.  However, as time went by it became more difficult to reconcile leaving when his contract was up, sharing: “You fall in love with the crew and everybody along with it. So, two and a half years in, this decision that was so clear in the beginning is getting complicated.”

The actor added that while, “I knew the end was coming, it wasn’t like GH was saying, ‘Hey, Marcus, we want you to stay.’  There was no negotiation … and all I can say to that is I don’t know why that decision was made, but I don’t feel any ill will and I didn’t feel like I got fired. It just felt like … there was maybe an understanding that I was going to be there for three years. The big surprise is how much it hurt. Even though I knew I was going to leave.”

In the end, Coloma reflected that this may have concluded as it should, adding, “I really do have some big goals and those goals would have never been realized if I would have stayed. That’s not to take anything away from GH because I admire everything about it.”

Watch the episode of That’s Awesome featuring Coloma below.

Then weigh-in, what do you think of Marcus’ thoughts on his exit as GH’s Nikolas Cassadine? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Sean Kanan’s ‘Studio City’ Scores 13 Indie Series Award Nominations

Nominations were revealed on Wednesday for the upcoming 13th annual Indie Series Awards.  Sean Kanan’s streaming series, Studio City received 13 nominations in various categories.

Studio City’s nominations are fo: Best Drama Series, Sean Kanan, Michel Kanan, and Timothy Woodward, Jr., producers; Best Director in a Drama Series, Timothy Woodward, Jr.; Best Writing in a Drama Series, Michele Kanan, Sean Kanan and Timothy Woodward, Jr., writers; Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Sean Kanan; Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Carolyn Hennesy; Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Tristan Rogers and Justin Torkildsen; Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Natalie Burn and Juliet Vega; Guest Performer in a Drama Series, Lilly Melgar; Best Ensemble in a Drama Series, Outstanding Cinematography in a Drama Series, Pablo Diaz, and Outstanding Editing in a Drama Series, Fady Jeanbart.

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In a statement on Studio City’s 13 nods, Sean Kanan shared: “I am overwhelmed and thankful that our show, which I refer to as the little-engine that could series, has received such support from the Indie Series Awards. Our second season was a collaborative effort of creativity, love of our content, and hard work. We look forward to creating more entertaining series in the future.”

Studio City tells the dramatic and comedic story of Sam Stevens (played by Kanan), a long-time soap opera actor starring in the number two most-watched daytime drama, “Hearts on Fire” as he struggles to keep his top spot on the show, break out of soaps into feature films, and deal with his own complicated life which includes a few dark secrets concerning his past, including an aging step-father, the twisted truth of his paternity, and a daughter that he never knew existed.  Season two consists of six episodes and is available on Amazon Prime.

For the complete list of this year’s Indie Series Award nominations, check them out here.  The Indie Series Awards ceremony will be on Wednesday, April 12th in Burbank, California at The Colony Theatre in Burbank.

What do you think of the nominees from Studio City for the ISA Awards? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Kelly Ripa Launches Podcast on SiriusXM

Former All My Children stars Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo) can add launching a podcast to their extensive resume through their production company, Milojo Productions, and Sirius XM.

According to Deadline, Ripa will host Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa, where she will have in-depth conversations with celebrity guests. Depending on the subject matter, a specialist or expert could also join the episode to provide insight.

In a statement on her new hosting gig and show, Ripa expressed: “After 23 years of interviewing celebrities, authors, musicians and experts on live TV, the big takeaway is that the most compelling and unfiltered conversations happen off camera. I have dreamed of a platform where I can have these honest talks without all the fuss and filter of a camera. Now SiriusXM has made my dream a reality with a podcast featuring friends, both old and new, discussing a variety of topics we all face in life, while getting deep with some experts’ views and advice along the way. Not another podcast, this is off camera!”

New episodes of Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa will be available every week on Stitcher, the SXM App, and all major podcast listening platforms beginning in March.

Kelly will be quite busy co-hosting the syndicated talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan, in addition to Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa.

So, will you check out Kelly’s new podcast? Hope she has some All My Children alum on as guests? Comment below.

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