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Y&R 10,000 Episode Celebration Panel At Paley Center for Media Beverly Hills!

Y&R will be honored with a very special night, and a very stellar panel featuring some of the most prominent residents in Genoa City, when the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills celebrates the number one sudser’s 10,000 episode!

The night will feature a panel discussion with: Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott ) Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) Doug Davidson (Paul Williams) Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin) Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman) Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) Kristoff St. John( Neil Winters) and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Newman).  The panel will be moderated by Brooks Barnes, of The New York Times!

When The Young and the Restless premiered in 1973, it revolutionized the daytime drama. The groundbreaking serial continues to set the standard with strong characters and socially conscious storylines, and has been the number-one daytime drama for more than 20 consecutive years.  Join us as we recall the rivalries, romances, hopes and fears of the residents of the fictional Midwestern metropolis Genoa City in celebration of the remarkable 10,000th episode milestone.

Tickets are on sale to the general public at $15.  Further information and tickets to the program are available at www.paleycenter.org. Fans can follow and join the conversation in real-time via twitter: @PaleyCenter | #PaleyLiveLA

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MBmomof3

I am so happy to see the media focusing some much-deserved love, positive attention & focus on the daytime drama meduim.

CONGRATULATIONS Y&R! I am very excited and thrilled for the talented cast & crew to be honored for this amazing milestone. Viva la Y&R!

kalamaty
kalamaty

Congratulations to everyone at Y&R!!! This is such a historic moment and I am thrilled that the mainstream press is picking up on this!

Barbara from Atlanta
Barbara from Atlanta

The timing of this is interesting. When I have watched a video of a Paley Center discussion with another daytime show, the representatives from the show have included long time cast members AND producers or writers. It is interesting to me that the list here includes ONLY cast members and no one behind the camera. Obviously, it would be odd to include Maria Arena Bell or the Hamner man as a panelist in light of what has happened in the past week. Likewise, it would be strange to include the Phelps woman or anyone else who is just coming back to work on the show.

I wonder if anyone will attempt to discuss the quality of the writing over the past few years? The show really has been in a state of turmoil and download decline since Bill Bell left. I wonder if they will discuss the state of this show over the past few years or just limit the entire thing to a “salute to Bill Bell”? Bell clearly should be mentioned but failing to address anything from the recent past would seem a little dishonest.

Bart
Bart

Bill Bell didn’t leave, honey – he died of Alzheimers in 2005. He retired in the late 1990s – the show was running very smoothly up until the mid-2000s when Lynn Marie Latham came on board as a consultant, then as Head Writer & Executive Producer. Her reign of terror (canning longtime writers and producers) ended in late 2007 whe she was terminated due to her striking during the 2007/2008 Writer’s Strike, but she wasn’t officially fired until Feb 2008. Then we got Maria Arena Bell, who also wore the double “Head Writer/Executive Producer” hat. We know what has happened since, so we don’t need to go there.

Now that “Y & R” has a separate Executive Producer and sole Head Writer, let’s hope they can whip this show back into shape – from what I see coming up this week, is it any wonder MAB was canned???

Iakovos
Iakovos

This is great news. Y&R surely can creatively regain its footing. As the #1 daytime drama, it can afford to make changes without as much risk as a low-rated program. And too many people want to see success here. It would be good to see on the dais some of those who may no longer be part fothe program but were instrumental in its initial success along with the stars of today. Best of luck! When is the 10,000th episode?

kalamaty
kalamaty

I appreciate the aesthetics of Young and the Restless so much; the sumptuous sets, lighting and upstage flowers, etc…. but would secretly love more location shooting. I’ve always loved that about B&B, seems to add a bit more immediacy and authenticity to the scene. I hope that it something they can integrate, while still maintaining all that is gloriously over the top and fab about Y&R. 🙂

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‘Bachelor’ Creator Mike Fleiss Slapped With Restraining Order After Allegedly Attacking Wife; Demanding She Have An Abortion

In what is now become sadly its own soap opera, the creator of ‘The Bachelor” franchise, Mike Fleiss and his wife, Laura are in the middle of a media frenzy this week after reports surfaced on Wednesday that Laura filed a restraining order against him following an argument and altercation allegedly over Fleiss demanding she have an abortion, as she is presently pregnant with his second child.

As more information came to light Mike had filed for divorce last week earlier after five years of marriage citing irreconcilable differences, according to court documents. It was listed their separation date was on July 7.  In addition, Mike requested joint legal and physical custody of their young son, Benjamin,

Shortly after the divorce filing, Laura who is a former Miss America from Wisconsin (Laura Kaeppeler), winning the crown in 2012, then filed an emergency domestic violence restraining order on Mike. In her claim, she says he physically attacked her and “demanded” she get an abortion. This allegedly went down over the July 4th weekend,  Court documents state that Laura is ten weeks pregnant at this time.

In addition, Laura alleges that Fleiss informed her: ‘If you have an abortion, then we can just go back to the way we were.’”  She went on to say: “Prior to July 4th, Mike threatened me that if I did not have an abortion, he would end the marriage.  This was not the first time he had threatened a divorce during our marriage, but now, he was using this threat as leverage to force me to have an abortion. In addition, on July 4th, Mike made the following statements to me: ‘I am cutting you off financially Monday morning’; ‘You are paying for everything with your money’; ‘Next time I see you, I don’t want to see your stomach’; and ‘You have a choice, you can choose. Have an abortion or go back to Wisconsin, but you are not taking Ben.’”

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Fleiss defended himself in the documents obtained by The Blast: “I have not hurt, attacked, or attempted to physically harm Laura or our child, Benjamin Fleiss ‘Ben,’ in any way., Laura was the aggressor during the incident and physically attacked me. I tried to get away from her as she was chasing me and hitting me. I have security footage from our home that shows the incident, which the Court can review.”

He also added that: “After the incident, Laura was initially remorseful. I was leaving Hawaii for work commitments in Los Angeles. I spent time with Ben at the house in Hawaii prior to leaving for Los Angeles. A few days after the incident, Laura stopped all communication with me. “I don’t know where Ben is and I want custody of him because of Laura’s instability.”

On Thursday, Radar Online released text messages provided by Fleiss to the courts from his estranged wife.

Meanwhile, Warner Brothers, the company behind the “Bachelor” franchise said of the incident and the status of Fleiss with this series: We are aware of these serious allegations, and are looking into them.”

So, do you think Fleiss should be, or will be asked to step away from ‘The Bachelor’ franchise in lieu of this domestic dispute and violence issue? Comment below.

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With Talk Of Nikolas On GH, Tyler Christopher Says: “I’ve Always Said I Would Never Close That Door From My Side”

On recent episodes of ABC’s General Hospital, a few of the key characters in the life of the “late” Nikolas Cassadine spoke about him including: his on-screen mother, Laura (Genie Francis), his ex, Hayden Barnes (Rebecca Budig), and a woman who would have been poised to be a new love interest, Ava (Maura West).

So with the name-drops and mentions in recent weeks, could the character who was shot by Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) and fell out a glass window on a balcony, be making a return soon and be very much alive?

Soap fans tweeted at the actor most known for his role as Nikolas Cassadine (in which he won a Daytime Emmy for his performance), and former Days of our Lives star, Tyler Christopher, to see what his thoughts were on what could be happening on General Hospital with the character.

Tyler made this statement to his Twitter followers: “You are all very sweet to be so loyaI as you always are. I know they are talking about Nikolas as of late. I’ve always said I would never close that door from my side. I just want to thank you all for always rooting for me and the character. I grew up with him as many of u have.”

For over 20 years, Christopher had played the role of the dark prince of the Cassadines.  When he went on leave from the series in 2016, he was replaced by Nick Stabile, who was Nikolas at the time of the character’s supposed death.

Later, Tyler debut on Days of our Lives and took on the role of the newly created character of Stefan O DiMera.  He was also nominated earlier this year for a Daytime Emmy for Lead Actor for his performance in that role.

Longtime fans of GH have also been active on social media hoping that somehow GH could find a way to bring back both Tyler, as well as his on-screen TV brother, Jonathan Jackson (Ex-Lucky) so Laura could also have her sons back on the canvas.

So, do you think GH is about to bring Nikolas back?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Y&R’s Loren Lott Gets Her Opening Title Sequence Credit; Shares Her ‘Reaction’ Via Video Post

It’s a big day when you get your face in the opening title sequence of the iconic The Young and the Restless – those turns, those stares, all signature style of the top-rated soap.

For Loren Lott, she is now appearing in the opening sequence for the first time since she arrived on the scene in Genoa City as Devon’s (Bryton James) sister, Ana Hamilton.

When Lott saw herself in the opening, she posted it on her Instagram account with this reaction: “Omg ahhhh!!! My first TV intro. Not really sure how I ended up in the intro. I was on the show for 9 months. And I look delicious. Like a really good cookie in all that cream! With a splash a caramel (hi Bryton lol)! That’s some bomb ice cream lol Not gonna lie I screamed. I may have peed a little. Eeep!! Lol this was a very pleasant surprise! Thanx @youngandrestlesscbs @cbsdaytime@sonytvofficial !! #blessed”

Then if you watch the video of her reaction below, Lott does a hilarious turn as many have seen You Tubers do with their own videos – complete with quick cuts and oh-so-funny moments.  Check it out.

Now let us know, are you enjoying Loren on Y&R? What do you hope happens for Ana? Comment below.

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