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Who Should Play The New Role of Esmeralda On The Young and the Restless?

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Another newbie is coming to The Young and the Restless! This time it looks like it is to beef up the new storyline for Summer Newman  … err… Abbott!   According to CBS Soaps in Depth, the soap opera is looking for a young actress to play the role of Esmeralda!

Esmeralda is set to be, “A young model who ‘is always helpful in showing a ‘newbie’ the ropes.'”   So with that clue, will Summer (Hunter King)  fall into the traps of the competitive world of high-fashion modeling?  Are drugs and/or bulimia on their way?

In our recent interview with Shelly Altman (Y&R co-head writer,) she did tease that Summer would have a big storyline coming up!

So, who do you think should be cast as Esmeralda? What do you think of a storyline about young girls in the modeling world?  Been there, done that?  Could it be something different?  Comment below!

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harlee
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harlee

Ok…round two with a bunch of new characters coming from the new writers and JFP. Why? do we need anymore new characters? They don’t know how to use the ones from Jill & Josh’s time together and we now get more….

Nobody at the helm at YR right now has NO CLUE how to write YR & its established cast so “lets bring in several new characters because we don’t know the history of YR” and create their history and fans will love….UGH!

WELL, I don’t like…lets go stronger I hate everything about YR right now and ratings are cracking….UGH!

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

Like I’ve already said, JFP’s M.O. is: Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, killing Y&R is a must!

I think they should write a ghost story before that show becomes a ghost!!!

Joshua
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Joshua

Am sure show-killing witch Jill Farren Phelps will find somebody from “Hollywood Heights,” her former stomping grounds.

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

You wrote UGH a couple times. It could stand for Under General Hospital.

People may be young, but becoming too restless could call for a need to check into General Hospital!!!

I’m loving these DAYS!!!!!!

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

Tell Mike( the one who lives by the numbers)I have 666 monikers. I’m having a devilish time these DAYS!!!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Harlee…AGREED!!!!! Also, the more newbie-filled characters that are added to Y&R, the W-O-R-S-E-R that Y&R is gonna get. THE ABSOLUTE PITS!!!!!

randy
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randy

still trying to ad new characters to make this show interesting,,,don’t think this will do it,,,i tuned out when genie francis was let go,,i tuned in for catherines funeral only to see paul and Christine married,, I mean really,,were they serious on that one,,a new character for an already fairly new character,,aged that is,,,will not peak my interest in the least….why don’t the new writers take some writing lessons from the writers over at general hospital,,in all seriousness I wont miss an eppy of this daytime drama,, I didn’t watch for 15 years but with the respect the writers are… Read more »

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

After all this time, there is still a place for Genie Francis at DOOL, esp. with the return of DH. Her character of Diana Coleville was last with Roman whom turned out to be John after she left. Great stories can come from that!

Max
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Max

Totally agree on GH. It’s the one I watch first always. It’s really great right now. Loving Days too.

Patrick
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Patrick

“Right On: The Money”

jeez… this should be the creed of Y&R

I’ve never left a show… I did Y&R.

I’m SSSSOOOO ‘happy’ with GH and DAYS

I left when they split up Sharon and Adam….

APB: letting go Genie Francis was THE ‘crime’

what can I say… I know i’ve watched Y&R for a good 20 years…. and I have strong feelings for

sad… but, true… the demise…. and hopeful resurgence will

robert
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robert

More newbies.

Matt
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Matt

Yawn. Daytime doing the fashion world is always an embarrassment. Why doesn’t anyone in Genoa City have a normal 9 to 5 job?

Nancy
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Nancy

Who cares the show stinks and I no longer watch it after 25 years.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Esmeralda– really? What kind of name is that? Is she a witch? No disrespect intended to any witches or Esmeraldas out there, but seriously that what I thought of the minute I read the name. I guess my age is showing– growing up on Bewitched LOL.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Be weird if she looked like Agness Moorehead…lol

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Esmeralda was played by Alice Ghostley– she was the housekeeper whose magic kept goofing up. Maybe that is the new trend in soap opera character naming– old t.v. shows from the sixties.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

i put my second reply to you under Johnny…My bad A.M. played Endora…i shouldve rembered Alice Ghostly who made an appearance as her bewitched character on Passions several years ago…

George
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George

I’m done with is stupid show after fifteen years. It is beyond repair!

des10261991
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des10261991

I think Hunter King is sooooo A Awesome Actress, above the top!! Adding more people brake up seeing the same faces that you did for 30 years. As for General Hospital. They had the same actors on everyday for 10 plus years, bringing back all the classic and new writer’s was the ticket

Chaz
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Chaz

Gee, what FOJ can we expect now???

Although I have been amazed at the performances of Billy Miller, Amelia Heinle, Elizabeth Hendrickson, et al with the Delia storyline the rest of the show has me pressing the FF button.

If they want to do something…work toward making Victor less of an a**hole. His behavior and comments, especially about Billy after Delia’s death, just keep making him more & more despicable. There have to be two sides to a character to make him watchable. So far, Victor is just dark & mean and I hate him in the screen.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

That’s the problem in a nutshell– the lack of character development on this show. They say the show is about character driven stories, but when most of your characters are one dimensional without depth or growth the stories seem pointless. Victor used to be an interesting character in the beginning but now–he is boring. I thought I saw a glimmer of change when he seemed to warm up to Adam after he took a bullet for him, but they ruin that and now the two are at war again, for no good reason. I hate Victor’s new fondness for calling… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Victor dissing – because ‘he’ “can” ?

Victor – no respect for his daughter Victoria’ husband – Billy
Victor – bellowing Jackass Abbott. he’s feuding alone
Victor – not fully acknowledging Adam…. big mistake…. his misfortune

Victor – what’s he going to do to Dylan. mistreat him because he does Nikki

Lew S
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Lew S

STOP with the new characters!!! ENOUGH!!!!!!

Johnny
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Johnny

And this Esmeralda thing? Totally agree..stupid name. Unnecessary. This show needs to xommit to Summer being an Abbott and scrap the I’ll planned Sharon switching test thing. Whatever happened tto the NORMAL teen storyline planned btween Summer and Fen??

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

my bad…A.M. played Endora…lol

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Sorry Johnny…my Endora reply was meant for Mary SF

Johnny
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Johnny

And Victor…yeah…could he have come off as a more callous vindictive bastard???? He is alive because o an abbotts heart….his grandson will see because of delia…not to mention that Delia was his de facto granddaughter. Could he have not shown one single moment of human emotion?? These writers seem to think that shocking cruel behaviour is drama. What is most shocking is when nasty characters show real emotion. How refreshing and unexpected if Victor has hugged Billy with an extended hand and heart.

Johnny
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Johnny

I am really shocked by the lack of tears an emotion Delia’s death has produced. This show is not playing the moments. Why could we not see Chloe telling Esther and give Kate Linder a chance to shine? Why has Jack not shed one tear? Or Traci? She knows full well what it is like to lose a daughter. They are so concerned with beating us over the head that Adam did it…This stoey could refresh his show…bring a new friendship between Chloe and Sharon….ahow that Victor cares about ANYONE…they are so wrapped up in telling the story they want… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I think the worst reaction I saw to date was Abby’s. She talked about all these moments she had with her niece– moments none of us saw on screen. It was just so unbelievable. And Cane– what a disappointment– he thought Delia was his at one point in time and he named her- was looking forward to seeing his reaction to the news, but didn’t get to see it on screen just after the fact and from what I saw it was the same as if read in the paper about any stranger. Other than some moments with Billy and… Read more »

boes
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boes

They should put either Victoria Rowell in the role and explain that Esmeralda is actually one of the walking dead, or have Eric Braeden do a little crossdressing and have him do this in addition to his role as Victor. And if they use him they won’t have to bring in the undead angle since that’s already obvious with him.

Or what about a hand puppet? One of those can’t possibly be any worse than the actors they have playing Devon, Nick, Summer, Chavez, Dylan or Chloe. And THINK of the money they’d save!

Michael
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Michael

Heidi Mueller would be perfect

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

All of you need to shut up. New characters come in whenever a new head scribe or team comes into play. It’s just how it is. How can you judge before even seeing storylines and/or actors? Shame on all of you!

Johnny
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Johnny

Lol. No not shame on any of us. As a lifelong soap fan I can predict where these shows are going two years down the road. Many cases in point…I read a small casting notice in 2010 that Jeff Branson was hired in a role that would interact with the chracter of Chance. Months before it was revealed…I said that will be he first kid Nina gave up. I was right. When the casting announcement came out that Maura was hired as Diane…I said “Epic disastrous fail”. No one will argue with me. When they hired Steve Burton….a beloved fan… Read more »

boes
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boes

jawohl mein führer! Do you still eat everything on your plate even if you don’t like it? After all these years of watching these shows can you still not see the writing on the wall? Johnny, who’s posted in reply to your thread certainly can, and so can a lot of the rest of us. All I’d add to what Johnny wrote is that much of what has come to pass on Y&R was predicted by many of once we saw that JFP had been put in charge. We’d all seen how she had degraded the other shows that she… Read more »

Monica
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Monica

Maybe Laura Harrier, who played nuDestiny on One Life To Live?

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Esmeralda…Oh, really??? To me, that’s more like the name of a soap opera character that is a WITCH. And, besides, back in the day, Passions (a soap that I TRULY MISS) had a character named Esmeralda…who was (yep)…a WITCH. But, at least Passions’s version (or whatever) of Esmeralda was played to comic perfection by Georgia Engel (from The Mary Tyler Moore Show days…lol). Here is who I think should play newbie character Esmeralda on Y&R…NO ONE!!!!! All this is is YET another newbie character shoved down our throats and against our will…”courtesy” of Jill Farren Phelps..Bottom Line here: How much… Read more »

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Irene Cara, Best-Known For Smash Hits ‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance… What A Feeling’, Dead at 63

Oscar and Grammy winner, Irene Cara has passed away.  The singer/songwriter/actress, known for her memorable vocal performances to the theme of the hit movie, Fame, and singing the title track to another 80’s blockbuster, Flashdance, apparently died in her Florida home yesterday. The cause of death is not yet known.

According to her publicist, Judith Moore on Twitter, the rep shared: “This is the absolute worst part of being a publicist. I can’t believe I’ve had to write this, let alone release the news.  It is with profound sadness that on behalf of her family I announce the passing of Irene Cara. The Academy Award-winning actress, singer, songwriter and producer passed away in her Florida home.  Irene’s family has requested privacy as they process their grief. She was a beautifully gifted soul whose legacy will live forever through her music and films.”

A little known fact is that Irene’s first acting gig was on the daytime drama, Love of Life from 1970-1971 in the role of Daisy Allen.   She later appeared in TV roles on: What’s Happening, Kojak, Roots: The Next Generations, and in the film, Sparkle and many more.

Later, Cara first rose to prominence when she was cast in the 1980’s musical film Fame, where she sang the title track and starred in as Coco Hernandez.  Her vocal performance in Fame earned her two Grammy Award nominations for Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Performance Female in 1981.

Two years later, Cara not only picked up two Grammy Awards for her performance, but also an Oscar for  co-writing, “Flashdance… What a Feeling” from another 80’s pop culture smash, Flashdance.  At the Grammys in 1984, Irene won for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female, and Best Album of an Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special.  She took home the Oscar for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards in 1983.

Cara’s rep added, that at the time of Irene’s death they were working on new projects: “Working on amazing projects that would have made her  and her fans incredibly happy. Her manager and I will finish them. She’d want that.”

Share your thoughts and remembrances on the passing of Irene Cara via the comment section below.

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Y&R’s Michael Damian Drops New Single ‘Must Be Christmas’

Michael Damian, who is reprising his role as Danny Romalotti on upcoming episodes of The Young and the Restless, has also been very busy producing films including Netflix’s new holiday hit, Falling For Christmas.

Falling for Christmas stars Lindsay Lohan and Chord Overstreet, and was directed by Michael’s wife, Janeen Damian.  In the film, Lohan plays a newly engaged and spoiled heiress who finds herself living away from the luxury she’s used to after an accident at a destination proposal gone wrong leaves her suffering from amnesia.

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On Black Friday, Damian revealed that his new single from the soundtrack of the film is out and dropped on Spotify and all music streaming platforms.

The track is titled, Must Be Christmas, and for all of Michael’s fans from his singing days as rock star, Danny Romalotti, you will enjoy getting to hear him sing all these years later.

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So, will you be adding Michael’s ‘Must Be Christmas’ to your holiday playlist? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Look for former Y&R and This Is Us star, Justin Hartley (ex-Adam, ex-Kevin) in a holiday film bowing tomorrow, November 24th on Thanksgiving Day.

In Netflix’s The Noel Diary, Hartley takes on the role of Jacob Turner, a successful novelist who gets a shocking phone call from his estranged mother’s lawyer. He informs Jacob that his mother has died.

Now, returning home to settle his mother’s estate, ‘Jake’ meets a young woman named Rachel (Station 19’s, Barrett Doss).  We find out she is searching for information on her birth mother, who she believes worked as the Turner family’s nanny many years ago.  As Jake and Rachel set out together to confront their pasts, an old diary may hold the key to unlocking their connection, while opening up their hearts to an unexpected future.

The Noel Diary also stars: Essence Atkins, Bonnie Bedelia, James Remar, and Treat Williams.

Hartley posted some pics from the film on his Instagram adding, “Sending out a few images from my upcoming film, #TheNoelDiary! Coming to @Netflix on November 24th.”

You can check out the trailer below.

Then let us know if ‘The Noel Diary’ may be on your watch list for Turkey Day via the comment section.

 

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