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Y&R’s Eileen Davidson and Beth Maitland Honored with 40-Year Milestone Celebration (PHOTOS)

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This week, The Young and the Restless celebrated the milestone of two of their all-time favorite performers; Daytime Emmy winners Eileen Davidson (Ashley) and Beth Maitland (Traci). The two actresses were honored for their 40th anniversary with the CBS daytime drama series.

Many of the cast, crew and creatives took a time out from production to pay tribute to their castmates and their contributions to the show, and their numerous dramatic and romantic storylines over the years.

 

Speaking at the event were Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott) the on-screen brothers to both actresses, Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) who had an on-screen romantic relationship with Ashley through the years, and Y&R’s executive producer, Tony Morina, among others.

 

Check out our photo gallery of some of the moments captured and share your congratulations to Eileen and Beth for a job well-don in the comment section below, and let us know your favorite Ashley or Traci moment over the years!

Peter Bergman salutes his on-screen sisters, Eileen and Beth.
B&B and Ex-Y&R star. Don Diamont, of course, was part of the festivities given his on-screen history as GC's Brad.
Eric Braeden shares some stories on working with Eileen and Beth.
Remember when Ashley and Victor were a romantic duo?
Cupcakes were the order of the day!
Y&R's Jason Thompson, Lauralee Bell and Christian LeBlanc were on-hand to celebrate Eileen and Beth's milestone.
Enemies on-screen, good friends in real-life ... Beth Maitland with Tracey E. Bregman.
Eileen Davidson strikes a pose with hubby, Vincent Van Patten.
Girls celebrating Beth! Kate Linder, Tracy E. Bregman, Camryn Grimes and Mishael Morgan.
It was a fun-filled and touching day for Eileen and Beth flanked by those who attended.
Peter Bergman salutes his on-screen sisters, Eileen and Beth.

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Yes, this is a lovely and deserved tribute. But you know what would be even better? Having these two beloved, richly historical characters have a story that isn’t about Jack’s past or unwieldy love life. Or maybe more than one or two episodes per month! Here’s some ideas: ditch the pointless Diane story (is it just me or why the HELL didn’t Phyllis physically drag her out of the reception or at least find a security guard?!), run Ashland Locke out of town, and put Tessa and Mariah on the back burner. That wedding lasted longer than most marriages and… Read more »

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Soaphound, Maybe we are just jaded after so many years, you think? I am already tired and disgusted with Diane and we still haven’t gotten to a face off with Nicki, which we know is coming. I really am not keen on seeing Phyllis and ole’ blue eyes getting it on nor was I seeing the endless wedding. Maybe they are planning something for Esther and that’s what all the reminiscing was with she and Chloe. Is Michael too friendly with Diane or working for Victor to get rid of her as he intends to do with Ashland. I see… Read more »

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My problem, Violet, is that all these stories take too long to play out. Even the interesting ones, like J. T.’s “murder”, take months to unpack. Do most of us still have THAT much patience? When Diane crashed the reception, that was it for me. She’d just seen Kyle minutes before at the mansion…how much does she want? And yes, Jack and Kyle are going to be dimwits and take her side. And that bedroom scene with Jack & Phyllis made me physically ill. WAY TOO MUCH INFORMATION!

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Everything you say is right. First of all, Iam still deciding if I like nuSummer. She’s not a wimp,that’s for sure. Can I just say Diane is just one big pain in the butt. Now she will be in cahoots with Ashland. Maybe Victor can get two birds with one stone, but nothing is that easy. As far as Phyllis and Jack, I knew it was coming so I F.F that scene, afraid it’d burn what little eyesight I have left, yuk!

Kay
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Does anyone know what Doug Davidson did to get on the bad side of this show ? Curious as to why they quit using him altogether no celebration party ever for his tenure I guess once the Bella were completely out things changed just very weird!

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Kay

Bell’s oops

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It seems most of the budget goes to Eric Braeden, MTS and Peter Bergman. Also looks like alot of cuts were made set wise and supporting character wise when brass lured back Michelle Stafford and Mishael Morgan. There’s literally 4 rotating sets at any given time. The shows main actors command alot of budget $ and it seems Doug Davidson didn’t fit in equation. I think the show would work more realistically if Eric, Melody and Peter went recurring like Tracey Bergman and Eileen Davidson. Less $ spent on the same tired stories with these specific three characters instead they… Read more »

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The article points to vets Beth Maitland and Eileen Davidson who to me have always been near the heart of the show. I always viewed Traci as the one person in the Abbott family that most people liked….characters had problems with Jack and Ashley and Billy, but Traci reminds me more of Maureen Bauer from Guiding Light. People were drawn to her, could talk to her, confide in her…maybe with the exception of Lauren Fenmore in years gone by. Traci is the glue that holds the Genoa City together. She’s had her tragedies and heart aches, but everyone gets along… Read more »

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Don’t know what happened to the Esther story a couple days ago but I love this actor she met online. Over the years he’s been on a few comedy shows I’ve watched, Friends, etc. His name is Sam McMurray and had a famous step-mother, actress Leslie Woods.

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Steven

Did anyone else notice that the cupcakes they made feature a photo of Brenda Epperson as Ashley Abbott and not Eileen Davidson! How funny!

General Hospital

Finn Carr is General Hospital’s New Rocco Falconeri

Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) and Lulu’s son, Rocco is getting a new look! Enter young actor, Finn Carr, who will take over the role on-air beginning this week.

Carr is very familiar to TV fans who have watched Hot in Cleveland, Fuller House, Criminal Minds and more.  He has also appeared in streaming series for Netflix including Alexa & Katie, and most recently in an episode of Paramount+’s, I Carly.

Now that Rocco is a bit older (with Carr taking over the role), will he figure more into the story of Dante/Sam’s (Kelly Monaco) relationship, and the arrival of Dante’s buddy, Cody (Josh Kelly) on to the Port Charles scene?

The role of Rocco was first played by twins through 2017. Since then, Mason Tannous, O’Neill Monahan, and Brady Bauer have all played the part at one time or another.  In story, it was actually Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) who carried baby Rocco when she was implanted with Dante and Lulu’s stolen embryo.

Soap Opera Digest first reported this latest ‘Rocco’ casting switch in their latest issue on newsstands now.

So, please welcome Finn to the cast of GH in the comment section below!

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Daytime Emmy-Winner Ted King Returns to B&B as Jack and Shares: “Sheila Might Want To Watch Her Back”

This week on The Bold and the Beautiful, things are set to take a startling turn.  First, in the latest promo for the CBS soap opera, Finn (Tanner Novlan) finally wakes up from his coma and Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) is right there with him! What will her next move be?

Meanwhile, newly crowned Daytime Emmy-winner for Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series, Ted King (Jack), will be back on the canvas and that will come with more twists and turns in this already twisted storyline!

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According to the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, the character of Jack returns to Los Angeles after the massive falling out with his wife, Li (Naomi Matsuda) – who is somewhere under water at this point – and his biological son, Finn.  As viewers know, Finn was the ‘by-product’ of Jack’s affair with Sheila many years ago.

Now learning that Sheila shot both Finn and Steffy, Jack is not going to just let that go by quietly. Far from it!

King explained to SOD: “Sheila might want to watch her back.” He added, “This is not a happy family. At this point we’ve only seen Jack and Sheila extremely distant – and at each other’s throat.  So, I don’t think it’s going to get any better.”

Watch the latest promo for B&B below.  Then weigh-in; Glad to have Ted King back on the canvas? Will Jack get swept up again in Sheila’s machinations? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Days Of Our Lives

Sal Stowers On Final DAYS Airdate Shares: “What An Incredible Journey These Past Seven Years Have Been”; Lamon Archey Adds, “Days fans, THANK YOU! We made a SUPERCOUPLE & a SUPERFAMILY #ELANI”

That’s a wrap for both Sal Stowers and Lamon Archey and their on-screen alter egos, Lani and Eli Grant.  Today on the July 1st episode of Days of our Lives,  the couple exited Salem paving the way for the real-life departures of Sal and Lamon who are going on to pursue other TV and film roles.

On her final airdate, Sal tweeted: “What an incredible journey these past seven years have been. To all our #Elani crew and #Days fans thank you for loving and supporting us the way you did. We will miss you much, I will miss you. Xx”

Lamon Archey also added his own tweets, sharing: “#Days fans, THANK YOU! We made a #SUPERCOUPLE & a #SUPERFAMILY #ELANI”

In story, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) had a special farewell for Eli, and Abe (James Reynolds) adopted Lani so he could be her father again, in very touching moments on the air-show.

Still the departures of Sal and Lamon, who became quite the popular duo as #Elani, will be a very big blow for the long-running NBC soap opera.  But in soap operas, you never know when your favorite actors or characters might return.

So, sad to see Lamon and Sal as Eli and Lani exit Salem today? Comment below.

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