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Vail Bloom Returns to Y&R as Heather Stevens; Lily Brooks O’Briant Cast as Lucy Romalotti

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More returns and casting news out of The Young and the Restless as the show continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary season.

Look for Vail Bloom to reprise her role as Heather Stevens.  The actress was last seen in the role back in 2010.

In addition to Heather making a visit to Genoa City, she will bring with her daughter with Daniel (Michael Graziadei), Lucy Romalotti.

Lucy will be played by young actress Lily Brooks O’Briant.   

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Lily’s previous credits include: as a series regular in the Netflix comedy series, The Big Show Show (2020), starring opposite WWE heavyweight fighter Paul Wight, The Tick, an Amazon Prime Original series, and the TV film Crash & Burn.

Heather and Lucy will return to Genoa City next month in February.

What do you think of Vail Bloom reprising her role as Heather Stevens? Are Heather and Lucy coming to tell Daniel they are leaving him forever? Stay tuned and share your thoughts in the comment section, and in case you missed it, check out our recent interview with Michael Grazaidei below where he touches on Daniel’s current state of his relationship with Heather and Lucy.

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I, for one, am shocked that Vail Bloom is returning as Heather Stevens. Admittedly, I never thought she or Michael Graziadei had any budding chemistry, but maybe time has changed for the both of them. Admittedly, I loved Graziadei’s chemistry with Jennifer Landon, and thought their time together was too short. I know Bloom has struggled in the past, but can see she’s turned her life around and, am welcoming this return, despite not being a shred of hope for Josh Griffith as sole executive producer & head writer. I am not familiar with Lily Brooks O’Briant, however, am wishing… Read more »

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Damien

Love Vail Bloom! The best and only real Heather. Her character is not limited to Daniel as she originally was a love interest with Adam. Plenty more story possibilities! I can even picture her with Chance! The next Paul and Christine!…here’s hoping she sticks around. Jennifer Landon and Eden Riegel were horribly miscast

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I agree, Damien. And Jen Landon is doing great work on YELLOWSTONE now, so all is well.

Kay
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Kay

VB was long gone before they threw Heather & Daniel together! Most of her story involved her with Adam . I swear who is running this show. Answer : Complete morons! As for DD/Paul he has enough respect for himself and the show and the character he played not to join the circus it has become!! Whatever happened with Doug it was very hurtful and after forty plus years I do not blame him he had numerous great storylines kinda sad

matt
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matt

Yesterday’s episode has to be one of the worst ever – this entire Dianne storyline is so bad. Jack breaks into an unseen home of Nicki and Victor to set up a man for a crime he didn’t commit – You have four fifty plus year old women acting like stereotype teens..I am hoping they find a way to just get rid of this entire story line fast! The merger storyline is just as bad -no one even knows what Chancellor sells or produces, Hamilton Winters something with music? And speaking of music – the “lost voice” of Tess seems… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

You’re right, Matt. The show is a mess right now and I trace most of it back to the reappearance of Diane the Downer. She’s ruining everything and Jack and Kyle’s behavior is abhorrent. I say throw them all in jail!

Lyn Baker
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Lyn Baker

I agree with Matt. This has been a very bad week.Dianne is a nice actress but let’s move on to something better.Even if her and Jack planned the foolish breakin it is still a robery. Chase has to be a pretty bad cop if he can’t figure it out Of course it’s not up him.So will someone else say something to the writer’s before ratings start dropping. Thanks everyone.

SZima
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SZima

I’m guessing this is a temporary thing—probably to have Daniel & Heather agree to a divorce and she and Lucy will go away again…
Leaving the door open for a Daniel & Lily redux?

Margherita
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Margherita

Will we finally see Doug Davidson, aka Paul Williams again???

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I think he will be killed off, via rumors.

richard
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richard

so glad michael is back val returning could care less i feel they had no chemistry at all and btw was so excited for mm to return as kyle but the character is written as a buffoon really do not compare our mothers summer! please kyle your mother is certifiable susan walters is doing a good job but the writing is horrible. stealing nikkis necklace jack becoming the dimmest bulb in town jeremy as ashlund part 3 make it stop oh and devon and abby are an absolute no mariah and her girl are a bore the plus side nick… Read more »

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Pam

I agree that the Jack & Diane is sickening and Jack must be having mental problems!! I agree also that Abby and Devon is crazy!! Devon has cheated on that couch so much I’m surprised one of his gf would have thrown it out, and what a whiner!! He and Billy are too whiney. Poor little rich boys. Really Billy sitting outside Chelsea’s door like an abandoned dog? Yikes.
I’m bored!! And please do Nick and Adam always have to pass all their women back and forth???

David
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David

Fans deserve so much better than one or two episodes of Danny, Fen… Why celebrate Lauren’s 40th birthday around a single episode? Why not create a storyline for Tracey Bregman? I’m sick of Diane, Jack, Devon, Lilly & Billy. This 50th anniversary promises to be a real mess! Thanks to the writers. The character of James Hyde recurring is seen more than some main characters. Make us dream with the return of Sally & Adam together, … Fan for decades, I no longer recognize the soap! Devon is a boring character to die for!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

David, Agree with a lot you said.Yes, to a story for Lauren, it’s been too long and she can play mean only second to Sheila Carter. I think there will be more to Jeremy/James Hyde than we’ve seen, it was over too quick and easy for Diane and Jack to be basking in their laurels. Nicki will get Jack, friend or no friend. Yes, aren’t Abby and Devon the worst? Devon always railing on Nate for being disloyal to his family. At least he IS family, Devon not related to anyone, he being adopted as a troubled and homeless teen… Read more »

JJ
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JJ

First of all … The girl to be Lucy looks a lot like Michael Graziadei! Similar twinkle in their eyes. This appears to be great casting! I loved Vail Bloom as Heather. She had a very natural, genuine quality. I also liked Jennifer Landon in the role. Eden Riegel, however, was woefully miscast. It was not her acting. She was just not right for the part. To her credit, that was an era of the show where they were just willy-nilly hiring actors who were popular on other shows. Several A-List soapers were brought in including Maura West, Genie Francis,… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

JJ
Wish I could offer more to your ideas and observations but this whole Daniel story bores me, knowing the outcome will probably be ,he and Lily reuniting, leaving Daisy, taking off again, doing what with the poor, innocent Lucy to stay with Daniel or what? I don’t like the idea of her nutty Grandmother Shelia Carter and the other nut-job Phylliss possibly coming after this poor girl,trying to insinuate themselves into her life or the very real possibility of Shelia trying to kidnap Lucy after her life in L.A fails.

Joel
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Joel

Sheila Carter’s granddaughter!!!

JJ
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JJ

Grand niece actually. But that doesnt matter to Sheila. She was no relation to Scotty and she fixated on him for years!!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

JJ
Daisy is Shelia Carter’s daughter, her father was bad Tom, Kevin Fisher’s father. Their daughter is Lucy who unfortunately makes Sheila her grandmother.

Timmm
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Timmm

Thank god, Val is great! She will tame Lilly and try and keep her paws off of Daniel!

Cathy Viviano
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Cathy Viviano

OOOOOhh, this is gonna be good. 🙂

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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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