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Y&R 45th Anniversary Celebration Video Interviews With The Cast!

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Last week, The Young and the Restless hit another milestone in their iconic history when they celebrated their 45th anniversary.

To mark the occasion, the series hosted an afternoon gathering at their soundstages at CBS Television City, where most of the cast was in attendance, as well as executives, and behind the scenes personnel.

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Michael Fairman shot some exclusive video interviews with the cast, along with talking with Y&R’s executive producer and head writer, Mal Young, for his You Tube channel, The Michael Fairman Channel.

First and foremost was getting the reactions from some of the cast who were part of the triple cliffhanger Friday leading into the anniversary week of episodes, and some of the returns that could impact the story.

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Fairman chatted with: Sharon Case (Sharon), Peter Bergman (Jack), Eric Braeden (Victor), Jason Thompson (Billy), Gina Tognoni (Phyllis), Marla Adams (Dina) and Beth Maitland (Traci), Camryn Grimes (Mariah), Kelly Kruger (Mac), David Lago (Raul) and Lauren Woodland (Brittany), Daniel Goddard (Cane), and Christian LeBlanc (Michael).

To check out all the interviews make sure to “subscribe” to The Michael Fairman Channel.

Now after the jump, check out some of the interviews, and then share your thoughts on the latest developments on Y&R and more in the comment section below!

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Firstly. I want to give a big hug out to Michael.
His interviews are genius.. He asks the questions we want to hear the answers to.
And– here, right her is my favorite soap hangout with Michael and his good stuff 🙂
And– the freedom he aloweles us..

My favorite interview was with Mal..
I liked hearing his ideals and simply being introduced to Mal; the man behind the curtain.

Y&R is on a roll to glory.. I am enjoying Y&R very much for the 1st time in a very long time.
I’m looking forward to the next day every day, and that is a very good thing..

(( I recall the year I slept through Y&R, no longer! thanks Mal ..

(( I recall the year I slept through Y&R, no longer! thanks Mal ..

Hi suOOOO. “I agree” Y&R far and away is beating GH butt. FRANKS

YES – beat it

having watched Y&R 45th. a whole weeks worth of work… ” I ” am smitten… taken… not quite but aware.

Thad Luckinbill… as JT. WOAH… what a show. WITH Amelia Heinle… PLUS !!! Marla Adams. EVERY ABBOTT ADDS

you have a show of show

oh gosh… I’ve tried to pinpoint when I left.. and that never would be my ways and means… @Y&R after Sharon and Adam… came back from New Orleans… and they broke up.. I was turned.. and had it. up to the gills… that’s when GH entered the picture. alas.. i’m so keyed up @letting ABC / Disney / GH know when a travesty is being dealt… Frank Valentini must be held accountable…

he is knowingly and in our face laying waste a great show

General Hospital

Patrick ..
The year(s) I slept through Y&R were the years Jean and Shelly ..
The Queens of Snooze..
((then GH took them in and GH became snooze land and Shelly still has her sleeper hold on GH ..

0oohh remember the Music Box story bwahaa a year long and still no ending,, and that is but one of many..

Happy 45th!

Happy 45th I may be running fast with the pace but hey it is still with us still hope this Jack not being a Abbott is a twist not true after all!

I have been so excited and nervous these past 10 days, I was actually scared to watch the Y&R…..I subscribe to CBS All ACCESS …..MAL Young has brought the life back into the Y&R….who knew but the Brita know how to write story… not believe anything for the internet, and stay away from the soap spoilers..they are just garbage…..I love the 45th A. Shows, i have only seen one show…..though…..Peter Bergman deserves the Emmy for this year and for next year too…….he is on fire, who knew he could be so mean and funny at the same time……,I just love Marla Adams.too.kudos……to the cast…I could never ever be mad at Eric Braden.. Victor N is the ultimate actor…..he deserves a Lifetime Emmy award for just being a man’s man..Eric Braden is the best of the best.


The Bold and the Beautiful’s Tanner Novlan on Sheila’s Death: “Normally, Finn Would Be Right There with Steffy and Helping Her Through It, But Someone Needs to Help Finn Through This.”

This past week, viewers of The Bold and the Beautiful watched in shock as Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown) was stabbed and eventually died, when Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) in self-defense plunged a knife into the supervillain.

According to all accounts, for now, Kimberlin Brown has exited the series, leaving fans in disbelief. Many believe it’s a set-up against Steffy, and Sheila has not really met her maker. At the epicenter of the story is also Tanner Novlan (Finn). In key moments, it appears that Finn blames his wife for his biological mother’s death, which sends him reeling and not comforting his wife.

Instead, he runs out of the cliff house and goes to Deacon’s (Sean Kanan) where he sits in devastation, only at the end of Friday’s episode to be comforted by none other than Hope (Annika Noelle). All leading to speculation that Finn and Hope are about to hook up. Tanner appeared on the newest episode of Bold Live after the week’s episodes where he fielded questions from callers on what inquiring B&B fans want to know.

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During the call-in show, Novlan addressed if he thinks or knows if Sheila is actually alive. He responded, “Who knows? It is the soap world, but we definitely had to say goodbye to Kimberlin at work and that was really tough and really sad.”

While fans love their ‘Sinn’, Tanner agreed that they are seemingly an enduring couple, but the death of Finn’s mom will challenge them in a whole new way as his core values are tested. “I don’t think anyone wants to see ‘Sinn’ go away. They have one of the best relationships in soaps. It’s really interesting to see all of these different elements thrown at them and the them survive and how they battle through it,” he explained. “With this recent reaction it was different than the other ones, and the challenges they faced. I think it’s a moment where Finn is really rocked, and you’re right, his values, we know them. That is what is so great in playing him, in that, he has such great, true honest values.”

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When getting the scripts in which Finn points the finger at Steffy for his mother’s death and does not comfort her, Novlan shared his reaction, “In this moment he (Finn) is having a really hard time, mentally, which I think as an actor when I read that I was like, ‘Why isn’t he standing by his wife? What’s going on? This is not like him.’ This is something deep in him that has been triggered and he’s going to have to figure that out.” Tanner added, “Normally, Finn would be right there with Steffy and helping her through it, but someone needs to help Finn through this.”

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All leading to what fans saw on Friday’s episode. Hope comforted Finn in his grief. While Novlan is not giving anything away, he told a caller, about a potential Finn/Hope pairing that, “Finn would have to battle Thomas (Matthew Atkinson), and that might be a mountain to climb. I think Finn just needs someone to talk to. That relationship feels platonic to me.”

Watch the entire episode of BOLD Live featuring Novlan below.

Now let us know, do you think Hope and Finn will hit the sheets? Will Steffy and Finn ultimately divorce only to reunite down the line? Will Sheila come back alive and well, once Steffy is locked up behind bars for her “murder”? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Haley Pullos Attempts to Strike Deal with Prosecutors and Change Plea to “Guilty” for Lower Sentence in DUI Crash Case

At a hearing this week, the attorney’s for General Hospital actress Haley Pullos (ex-Molly) and the LA District attorney met with a judge in Pasadena, California who was informed the parties were working out a “potential settlement.” Pullos did not attend the hearing.

Haley is allegedly attempting to negotiate a deal with prosecutors, that if she changes her plea to “guilty,” that she would receive a lesser sentence which could result in limited or no jail time. Another part of the negotiation could potentially give Pullos a suspended sentence or house arrest.

Currently, Pullos is facing up to three years in prison after she pleaded ‘not guilty’ to a DUI and a second charge for a hit-and-run. Pullos was in a near-fatal car crash back in June of 2023, when she drove the wrong way on a Pasadena freeway while she was under the influence. and crashed into a another car.

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The other driver, Courtney Wilder, was rushed in critical condition to a local hospital to undergo emergency surgery, and is now suing the GH actress in civil court, plus seeking damages for negligence. Last month, Wilder allegedly added Pasadena’s No Comment Lounge to his lawsuit, where reportedly Pullos was working as a hostess the night of the accident. Wilder is accusing the nightspot of plying Pullos with liquor, and then allowing her to drive home in her car, which later caused his injuries.

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After the Wednesday February 28th hearing, the judge has now scheduled yet another hearing on April 8 which he said ‘should be the final’ one.

According to the Daily Mail, “Deputy District Attorney Melany Avanessians told Judge Smerling that if no plea agreement is in place by April 8, ‘we will send her to a preliminary hearing’ meaning Pullos would be on her way to a full trial.”

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Since Pullos’ legal troubles, GH has recast her role of Molly Lansing-Davis three different times. First with Holiday Mia Kriegel, and she was followed by Brooke Anne Smith. The latest Molly, Kristen Vaganos, seems to be a keeper at the moment during the Molly, TJ (Tajh Bell0w) and Kristina (Kate Mansi) surrogacy storyline.

Pullos joined GH as Alexis Davis (Nancy Lee Grahn) and Ric Lansing’s (Rick Hearst) daughter back in 2009 and was with the show till the  summer of 2023 prior to the car collision.

What are your thoughts on Haley trying to change her plea to ‘guilty’ to receive a lesser sentence? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Justin Hartley’s New Series ‘Tracker’ Amasses Nearly 13 Million Viewers in Second Week, Following Premiere After Super Bowl Watched by 30 Million

CBS is reporting continued off-the-charts numbers for its freshman drama, Tracker starring Justin Hartley (ex-Adam Newman, The Young and the Restless, ex-Kevin Pearson, This Is Us).

In its second original episode airing on February 18th, the episode brought in nearly 13 million viewers across broadcast and streaming. The premiere episode, which launched on Super Bowl Sunday, has now been watched by 30 million multi-platform viewers.

Tracker is now currently ranked as  the #1 most watched entertainment series of the season, according to Nielsen’s Most Current data.

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Hartley stars in Tracker in the central role of Colter Shaw who roams the country as a reward seeker, using his expert tracking skills to help private citizens and law enforcement solve all manner of mysteries while contending with his own fractured family.

Coming up its its fourth episode entitled Mt. Shasta airing this Sunday at 9pm ET/PT and streaming on Paramount+.  As previously announced, look for Justin’s real-life wife, Sofia Pernas (ex-Marisa, Y&R) to appear in the season’s sixth episode.

Of note: The Tracker 30 million viewer number for the premiere episode is based on Nielsen Live+7 2/11/24 and 2/15/24 encore airing; Streaming from Internal Data premiere through 2/27/24; Co-Viewing is included for all CTV streaming.

What do you think of the performance of Tracker thus far, where Hartley is not only the star, but one of its executive producers? Comment below.

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