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Y&R's Greg Rikaart Reminds Us All How Special His Performance As Kevin Truly Is In Grief-Stricken Scenes At Chloe's "Funeral"!

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If you caught Tuesday’s episode of The Young and the Restless, perhaps you found yourself, like us, wondering why the top-rated soap would soon be saying goodbye to Daytime Emmy-winning cast member, Greg Rikaart (Kevin Fisher)?

For 14 years, Rikaart has played the complexities of Kevin with so much humanity, and it was all on full display during the “funeral” scenes for the love of his life, Chloe Mitchell (Elizabeth Hendrickson).

First, Kevin is angry and goes ballistic that Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) and Nick (Joshua Morrow) had the nerve to show up at the funeral service, because Kevin is blaming them for Chloe’s decision to take her life.  He says, “Both of you! You did this together!” After the outburst and the exit of Chelsea and Nick, Kevin calms down a bit and says to all in attendance it’s time to say goodbye to Chloe.

Father Todd (Corbin Bernsen) continues the service and Kevin gets up to speak.  His brother, Michael (Christian LeBlanc), his mother, Gloria (Judith Chapman) and Lauren (Tracey E. Bregman) are all concerned for Kevin’s well-being and overwhelming sadness.

Kevin wants to make sure that everyone remembers the Chloe he knew and how good she was at her core, but how events transpired that caused havoc with her mental stability.  He tells Chloe that he will always love her. In a gut-wrenching part of his speech, Kevin says that Chloe is now with Delia, and that he promises to take care of little Bella.  In a touching move, Gloria wants Michael to walk up to the casket and help his brother with his grief.

After the funeral ends, it’s time for Bella to say one last goodbye to her mother, and Kevin helps her to do so as his family looks on.  Once alone in the church, in another hankie-moment, Kevin apologizes to Chloe for letting her down saying she deserved better. And then the shocker:  Kevin faints as Chloe’s arm opens the casket! She’s not dead after all!

Throughout the episode, Rikaart illustrated how he is still one of the best actors in the game capable of such heartfelt and emotional performances.

So, what did you think of Greg’s performance as Kevin at Chloe’s “funeral”?  What did you think of the final moments of the episode? Comment below.

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Emily
Emily

Greg Rikaart is an incredible actor, and today’s episode was just another demonstration! I seriously hope his recent performances will earn him an Emmy nomination next year. On Twitter, I remember him once using the term “organic” to describe certain moments on-camera, and that is exactly how I would describe his acting: organic! On the other hand, what are the writers going for here with the casket opening?! I confess I had accidently read a spoiler about that, but was hoping it was a rumor! Yikes! Pretty soapy stuff! I’ve always enjoyed Chloe and was all prepared to grieve along with maybe a beautiful, emotional montage of Chloe throughout the years, and boom! What the heck?? I don’t know if I’m going to like what comes next.

Nanci
Nanci

Yep, pretty crazy. And I was thinking Hurry up and get off the floor, Kevin…you need
to grab Chloe and run before anyone comes in.

su0000
su0000

I never gave a hoot about Chloe , ehh never was impressed by the character,
I do like Kevin and he was a great character, I will miss him (but not Chloe )

Chelsea has turned into a dingbat…
She irritates me and I have need to FF through her constant stupid nagging.

I had no doubt that Chloe was alive, none whatsoever.
I knew Chloe, Kevin and Bella would walk off into the sunset to a new life..
That was obvious from the beginning. No surprise here, sigh.

Nanci
Nanci

Chelsea used to be one of my faves. Not anymore!
She irritates me, too, ugh.
And she and Nick together equal total boredom. No chemistry!

Celia
Celia

Join the club, Nanci, my friend….. I have had an antipathy for Chelsea fron the beginning. Forgetting her son, Johnny intensified my dislike.
Plus, all this pain she has for losing her husband can’t be that overwhelming when she fell unto the proverbial haystack soon after his “death”. And, with her brother-in-law to boot.
She came from the gutter, lied and cheated her way up the ‘riches’ scale, and suddenly she’s wearing a not-so-shiny halo.
You are so right, Nanci. Chelsea’s and Nick’s romance is blah, blah, blah. No story,here.

dmr
dmr

Chelsea is like nails on a chalkboard for me. She has ZERO chemistry with Nick. You are right, complete boredom and snooze fest!

Nanci
Nanci

Hey Cee,
I have come full circle with Chelsea. Disliked her when she first came to town…
later she grew on me, and now back to square one, lol.
And “not so shiny halo” – good one! So true!

Patrick
Patrick

Joshua Morrow : I’ve always said, is the best “cheerleader” for any show. he has a natural gift of gab that is entertaining.

that’s it

his contribution to the show… has lied dormant and is dead on arrival.

I don’t understand the validity of his worth.

as always.. when it comes to one of his “girlfriends” and/or wives… it’s the same old scene over and over. the “meddling” by his father.. and taking over his affairs. and the same ole thing with Nikki. like he’s being guarded till he and his father come to another millionth billionth trillionth truce. end of story

Nick needs to go up stairs to the attic or go and check the mail.

bye bye i’m certainly not waiting for a Sharon and Nick reunion. that belongs to Michael Muhney

Celia
Celia

Well, Nanci, my friend….At least you got to like her for a time, LOL. I never did. I like the actress, albeit, as I said, a few days ago, I only appreciated her performance once.
Melissa was great on AMC. So, I discredit the writers for writing her as such a needy, clingy character. Chasing Chloe was neither credible, nor palatable for me.
And, Nick is so wrong for her. Adam is coming back—I am looking forward to the melodrama of what’s to come.
Nick has his secret; not disclosing Victor’s hand in catapulting Adam’s ‘death’, but, Chelsea and Adam and Victor have theirs.
I still believe Christian is Nick’s. The caca will hit the fan.

Timmm
Timmm

Nick and Chelsea are major FF material!

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

I am shocked but trying to hold out hope. Yes, Greg’s scenes were in your face and he played every note as Kevin to perfection but he always did that. Not sure who got the bright idea to let him go but this could all still be turned around. The thing i am really ticked off about is how Chloe was written after Delia died. I can totally understand Chloe losing it for a while but she should have come back stronger. Instead, what we got was a young lady who was out for blood. I hope we like the surprises that are coming because we know both actors are off the show. For now anyway.

Chrystie_Delancey
Chrystie_Delancey

If ONLY they had fixed the story in the first place and proven that Adam did NOT kill Delia. It was the dumbest thing ever. He would have known if he hit a child with his car. Why could they not have redeemed Adam for this??? I will never understand this.

Nanci
Nanci

Exactly what I had been thinking lately. I thought they were going to
go in the direction of redemption awhile back, but nope, didnt happen.
Very frustrating!

Celia
Celia

Agree with you and Nanci, Chrystie.
If I remember correctly, Nanci and I did have a conversation, way back when, about this. Many did.
I think the story took such a weird turn because of all the shenanigans going on with MM and HK and EB.
TPTB took the easy way out and threw Adam in the trash. Then, they resurrected him in the form of Justin Hartley ( who did a fantastic job).
Then, they decided to turn Chloe into a murdering looney-tune.
I wonder; when Adam comes back, will Chloe show up, as well? How will she explain her ‘death’? LOL.

Patrick
Patrick

what’s more irritating is, the fallout FOR the character… after being involved with , for , or against.. the almighty god who’s so macho with his boxing gloves.

does she even stand a chance ?

I’ve always liked the characters , both…Chloe and Kevin

they brought presence… intelligence… a camaraderie.. and delight.. because these two actors… who don’t mind working in this genre. are solid. they have all the tools of the trade… ( writings sucks ) and TPTB just totally denigrated .. and dissed the actors with their characters who have more value than most.

they may not be a Newman or Abbott

nevertheless… Chloe, being Esther daughter
nevertheless… Kevin, with the bang up Baldwin troupe

these were core familial in and of itself… GREAT distraction when the storylines are sucking and it’s all about the nuMAN ( please) and weak link just Jack???

all for naught… will Chloe and Kevin ride off in to the sunset with Bella.
@su ( LOL ) this is the best way to move things right along. i’d well up and heart tug for this family. argh! right back to square one with .. ready to die Victor already. just like he man Sonny @GH. what’s it all about

or… which will really suck.. is they go in to hiding… till the nuADAM is ready to live again. this will really peeve me off.. and totally write off Young and Sussman

Michael Muhney for the win win all around

he generates / ratings / cache

su0000
su0000

It would be a good thing if Greg was brought in to GH ..
I’d like to see him with Filex ..

Timmm
Timmm

Yes, let Greg be who he is!

Patrick
Patrick

awwwhh

that’s nice. GH really needs to step up to the plate… and acknowledge ??????

argh!!!!! what’s the point so many characters gone by the wayside… with their ideals of what makes a serial and their representation of General Hospital.

drum roll for dullard (s) cheers

Sonny / Carly / Jason / Sam / Finn / Hayden / Nelle / Michael / Franco

drum roll for fans !!!! Jeans writing is DEAD.

just around the corner… ABC / Disney / GH

FIRE Shelley and Frank for the vast wasteland… it stinks already

Soaphound
Soaphound

Suoooo, you read my mind…sort of. Since Lucas is rarely on, I think Greg and Parry/Brad would have off the charts chemistry. And I’d love to see Greg reunited with ex-castmates Michelle Stafford and Billy Miller. Billy used to have such fun teasing his “little chipmunk”. Too bad they can’t turn Jason gay…Greg Rikaart and Billy Miller as a Couple? Call the Port Charles Fire Department right now!

Celia
Celia

Awwwww!! That brings back so many great, sweet memories of Y&R’s good ‘ole days, Soaphound.
I’d love that!! And, LOL about Billy and Greg as a couple. I bet they’d light up the stage so much more than with Sam.

Mo
Mo

He was great and a lot of the time I was thinking, how can they let him go????!!!!!

Timmm
Timmm

Greg goes but we have to FF through the Winters kids, Jordan, Juliet, Reed and that god awful Tessa1

dmr
dmr

Tessa scenes are brutal to watch, and she has absolutely ZERO chemistry with Noah. Total snooze fest.

Timmm
Timmm

Yeah, and I dont mind Noah but like Michael on GH, Noah ALWAYS gets the snoozers for girlfriends!

Nanci
Nanci

I wanted to like Tessa, but yeah, she just is snoozy. And I’m not interested in
another “Noah falls in love with a damsel in distress” kind of thing, either!

Timmm
Timmm

But speaking of Y&R, when Chloe “Died”, the police were nowhere to be found! When someone dies, yes the paramedics would be there but regardless, the police would be there to. Well, I guess to fake Chloe’s death Victor could only muster a doctor who is on his payroll and two fake paramedics. Weak story. But when Greg announced his dismissal you knew he would be reunited with Chloe.

Dr Helen Ruth
Dr Helen Ruth

Greg has done a phenomenal acting job as Kevin. I hate to see him go. It was a stupid decision on the part of Y&R.

I won’t miss Chloe, but I will definitely miss Kevin (Greg).

dmr
dmr

I definitely will NOT miss Chloe. UGH!

Nanci
Nanci

Going to miss Greg so much!
Really wish he was not leaving, what a loss.

Celia
Celia

Hi, again, Nanci,
I may be reading Tessa wrong, but I don’t see her as a damsel in distress, yet. She reminds me of Nurse Amy on GH. She’s likable enough, but, there’s something about her I can’t explain. She makes me uncomfortable. Is she in town to usurp the Newmans? Is she following someone’s orders? Is this why she’s so jumpy? I don’t get the subterfuge, unless she’s hiding something.
Well, if she makes me this uncomfortable, and if this was the writers’ intent; then, ‘Tessa’ is doing her job, and doing it well.

Nanci
Nanci

Hi Cee,
Tessa definitely has something weird going on.
Her jumpiness is irritating. The pauses between sentences,
the look of angst that suddenly crosses her face, etc. etc.
Noah questioning her again and again. Don’t know when
we will know her story, but I no longer care, lol. She bugs
me bigtime.

Mary SF
Mary SF

I don’t recall a soap doing a honest story about suicide — usually it ends up like this story– where it was a ploy to make someone think they were dead– and of course we know Victor is the mastermind behind it– I am sorry to see Kevin go, but at least the character will be with Chloe and hopefully Bella–otherwise expect a new paternity test to pop up proving Billy is the father

GR did a great job and I am going truly miss his scenes with Christian LeBlanc– those two had a wonderful working chemistry– I truly felt like they were brothers. And I loved the Kevin and Gloria relationship too– not sure why the show decided Kevin was no longer necessary to the canvas, but whatever the reason I am sure Greg will land on his feet and go on to bigger and better roles.

kathy decicco
kathy decicco

In Genoa City, anyone can stroll into the unattended DNA lab and switch results! Easy peasy!

mike
mike

Very bad mistake, how can they think it’s a good idea to get rid of a popular actor and character when they have so much dead weight on the show.

dmr
dmr

I loved the Kevin and Michael scenes. Love how close the two brothers are and I admire their relationship. LOVE Gloria, too.

Lisa
Lisa

I am going to miss Greg Rikaart – I really feel there is so much more they could do with Kevin.
All the best.

jeanine girard
jeanine girard

Going to miss Greg R. so much! What a great actor and character. No doubt, this young man has a bright future!
Gotta ask: Can we please keep Greg? I will gladly give up the characters of Tessa, the Winters Instateens, Chelsea, the vapid ‘mean girls’. We need more of the Baldwins and less of these hanger-ons.

Patrick
Patrick

“thank you” heartsick about this

deadweight … spread that all around

IF… she’s still alive… and this will turn on Victor… as Chloe , Kevin, and Bella go in to hiding… and down the road

Chloe , once again , returns… with “vengeance” against Victor, with Adam help. could be sensational.

dead Victor …. that’s all I want
dead Sonny…. help

kathy decicco
kathy decicco

I love your term “instateens”. And the curious part of that is- they didn’t even get sent to boarding school!

Nanci
Nanci

Jeanine, Ditto, ditto, ditto!
Agree with every word, for sure.

Timmm
Timmm

How about GH hire Greg and Liz as Robin and Patrick?

kathy decicco
kathy decicco

The Y&R has simply become a show I have on for background noise while eating lunch. The writing has become so phenomenally outlandish and outright stupid that the show deserves to be cancelled. And letting our favorite actors (Greg Rikaart first and foremost) go only serves to make the show that much worse.

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Julie Chen Says Goodbye To THE TALK Via Video Message

As anticipated on Tuesday, Julie Chen officially and publicly exited The Talk.  Through a videotaped message to her co-hosts, viewers and staff and behind the scene personnel, Chen wrapped-up her run.

While Chen has bowed out of The Talk following her husband Les Moonves’ removal from CBS following allegations of sexual misconduct, she will continue on through the end of this season as the host of the reality-competition series, Big Brother.

On The Talk, Eve tossed to Chen’s videotaped exit message which the ladies of the panel also saw for the first time during the live broadcast:

Here is what Julie shared: “I have been at THE TALK since the day it started 9 years ago, and the cast, crew and staff have become family to me over the years. But right now, I need to spend more time at home with my husband and our young son, so I’ve decided to leave THE TALK. I want to thank everyone at the show for the wonderful years together. I will always, always cherish the memories we shared. Most important, I want to thank you, the viewers, for allowing me into your home every day. It was a privilege that I will forever be grateful for. To everyone behind the scenes, I send you my love. I will miss you all very, very much. To Eve: you’re the newest one at the table, but I feel like I’ve known you forever. You are even more beautiful inside than you are on the outside, if that’s even possible, because, you know I think you are flawless. Sheryl, thank you for being the perfect go-to partner for the last 7 years. I open, you close, and you always bring down the house. We called ourselves “The Book Ends,” remember? And we always laughed when we said it to each other. Your wit, and timing, and humor, and compassion, and intelligence is simply unparalleled. You are incredible. Carrie Ann (Inaba), I don’t know, but in my opinion, you look awful good sitting in that chair, my Asian sister. I’m just saying! And finally, to Sara and Sharon: we’ve been together since day one at THE TALK! I’ve spent every day with you both. I will always treasure our friendship, the great parenting advice from both of you, and the memories and laughs and all the private jokes that the three of us have shared. We are the original three musketeers. I love you all, and I know this show, and the sisterhood it stands for, will live on for many, many, many more years to come. You ladies got this, and I could not be more proud to call you my friends. I love you.”

Following the video, Sara Gilbert, creator and co-host of The Talk  thanked Chen for being a major part of the series ongoing success, as Sheryl Underwood looked on in tears.

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Last night in Los Angeles, the 70th Primetime Emmys were handed out.  The event featured several surprise winners, but without little drama throughout its 3-hour telecast that was hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost and Michael Che.

The awards kicked-off though finally honoring Henry Winkler, winning his first ever Primetime Emmy for his performance as Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for HBO’s Barry.

Winkler had previously won two Daytime Emmys.  First in 1995 for the Outstanding Children’s Special, CBS Schoolbreak special, All The Kids Do It, and in 2005 winning as Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for Clifford’s Puppy Days.

The former Fonz of Happy Days reacted on stage to his first primetime award victory exclaiming: “Oh, my god. Oh, my god. Oh, my god!

As the audience gave him a standing ovation Winkler added: “I wrote this 43 years ago.  Skip Brittenham (entertainment lawyer) said to me a long time ago: ‘If you stay at the table long enough, the chips come to you.’ And tonight, I got to clear the table.”

In another memorable moment, Glenn Weiss, who won for Outstanding Direction of a Special for “The Oscars” took his turn at the podium by honoring his late mother (she died two weeks ago) by proposing to his longtime girlfriend Jan Svendsen, on live television.

As Jan sat in the audience, Weiss began during his acceptance speech: “Jan, you are the sunshine in my life. And mom was right, don’t ever let go of your sunshine. You wonder why I don’t like to call you my girlfriend? Because I want to call you my wife.”  With that, walking to the stage with the roar of the crowd behind her was Svendsen as Weiss continued and pulled out a ring! “This is the ring that my dad put on my mom’s finger 67 years ago. And to my sisters and brothers, I didn’t swipe it. Dad knows I have it, O.K.?”   Jan said, “yes”, and the Emmy audience was thrilled.

As to the night’s big winners; check out the winner’s list below to see how your favorite nominated actors and programs fared!

Then let us know in the comment section below, who you were glad took home the gold and who you thought was robbed? As well, what did you think of the telecast? Thumbs down or thumbs up?

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Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Henry Winkler – Barry — WINNER

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Alex Borstein – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Bill Hader – Barry

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie
Merritt Wever – Godless

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie
Jeff Daniels – Godless 

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie
Regina King – Seven Seconds 

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie
Darren Criss – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones 

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Thandie Newton – Westworld

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Matthew Rhys – The Americans 

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Claire Foy – The Crown 

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
RuPaul’s Drag Race 

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Saturday Night Live 

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Outstanding Limited Series
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Outstanding Comedy Series
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 

Outstanding Drama Series
Game of Thrones 

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As of Monday night, the only hosting gig that Julie Chen has resumed since her husband, Les Moonves was ousted as CBS Chairman is Big Brother on CBS.

Chen had yet to return to her seat at the table as the anchor of the Daytime Emmy Award-winning series, The Talk.

Moonves has been accused of sexual misconduct with new allegations surfacing in the New Yorker as recent as just the other week.

Tonight, Page Six is reporting that Julie is walking away from The Talk and will resign.

CNN is also reporting that Chen has made the decision and it is effective immediately and that she will address her decision through a videotaped message to viewers on Tuesday’s episode of The Talk

The competition in the daytime talk space, the ladies of The View, voiced that they think there is no way for Chen to return to the panel of The Talk, especially since the CBS series addresses the hot social topics of the day and the #MeToo movement which is so much of our culture these days,

The only statement Chen has made on the new allegations against Moonves, is that she is standing by him when she signed off on a recent episode of Big Brother saying:  “I’m Julie Chen Moonves. Good Night.”

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