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Y&R's Greg Rikaart Video Interview: The Future Of Kevin & Chloe, Liz Hendrickson's Return, Fatherhood & Those Computer Skills!

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One of the finest actors in the cast of The Young and the Restless, Greg Rikaart (Kevin Fisher), has major story playing out right now with his longtime scene partner, Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe), who is back on the canvas of the top-rated daytime drama series.

On-Air On-Soaps Michael Fairman had a few moments to chat with Greg at the recent Y&R 11,000 episode on set celebration at CBS Television City were we got his thoughts on: Liz Hendrickson’s return, what it means for Chloe and Kevin, real-life fatherhood, and if his computer skills match up to those of tech wizard Kevin! As for Liz Hendrickson return, Greg enthusiastically shared: “Oh, it’s such a dream.  She’s the best. Liz is back, and she’s looks better than ever, and we have a story together.  It involves the two of us and there is some “revealing” things coming up, but I am going to leave it at that.  That’s the tease, “revealing!”

Kevin seems to always have a penchant for the gals who are bit off-center, and Rikaart confirmed that with: “Yes, she’s (Chloe) nuts, but Kevin likes a little battiness in his ladies.”  Enduring fans of the CBS soap fondly recall when Greg emerged on to the soap scene as bad boy Kevin, who was later revealed to be the brother of Michael Baldwin (Christian LeBlanc), Rikaart says that was a pivotal time: “That’s the moments where all the other moments were allowed to happen, because Kevin was supposed to just come in and go, and then when we took that turn in the story where Kevin suddenly had family that gave the character some legs and kept him around.”

Turning to those computer skills, when asked if he is as good in front of a keyboard as his Y&R alter-ego, Rikaart revealed not so much, stating: “I know how to turn my computer on!” (Laughs)

Recently, Greg became a first time father along his husband, TV writer Robert Suddith, and he is over the moon being a first time dad:”Fatherhood is the greatest thing.  He’s a dreamboat …  ‘Montgomery Argo Rikaart-Suduth’, a nice ten syllable name!  ‘Monty’ for short.”

Watch Greg’s interview below. Then let us know, are your rooting for Chloe and Kevin to get back together? Will Kevin learn of Chloe’s duplicity with an  assist from Mariah (Camryn Grimes)? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Peri Levine
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Peri Levine

Sounds good. Hope SSM can make Kevin edgy, interesting and relevant.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

It’s probably no secret to anyone who reads my posts that I have been a devoted fan of Greg Rikaart for about 10 years. To me, he is the ideal man: humble, gracious, appreciative of his job and coworkers. He also has a strong social conscience and has been a vocal advocate on important issues, particularly the environment, which I support. He’s also funny, smart, and very sexy. I love the longer, messy hair and the increase in screen time lately. HOWEVER (and it’s a BIG ONE), I hate that Kevin is letting that witch Chloe play him for a… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

I agree with your every word. Yes indeed, Kevin is way too good for Chloe. Chloe seems to be more interested in becoming Chelsey’s new partner anyway. (“not there is anything wrong with that….of course not. Jerry Seinfeld) I was hoping Chloe’s return was temporary but it doesn’t look that way. I really prefer Kevin with Mariah. I love Mariah–she is tough on the outside but a marshmallow on the inside and she’s perfect with Kevin. And the actress who plays her is oh so very good at fleshing out all her complexities and nuances. Y&R has been damned good… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

And, Harry, wouldn’t it be great if Mariah were the one to expose Chloe? Talk about must-see TV!

su0000
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su0000

I gotta say; All, the fans who begged for ‘romance’ and believed J&S would give it to them, we sadly mistaken.. Kevin & Chloe = boring. There is zero of anything resembling romance or even build up to an intriguing couple = BLAH Michael & Sabrina, same thing.. zero romance, no build up.. they were thrown together and were very stale.. Morgan & Kiki = yawn. No romance, they don’t even kiss. Young couples are sex and kiss, a lot.. they do nothing but look funny at each other. Maxie and Nathan have gone nowhere fast. They have faded out… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Sorry about the GH rant, but geeez had to let it out !
still Chloe and Kevin are boring but! Y&R is right on and showing greatness!

Harry
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Harry

I completely agree with you, Suoo. Y&R has been so good lately I can no longer tolerate GH.
I do like Kevin with Mariah, however.
Today Y&R was on fire! Ole Smiling Jack is back and he’s taking no prisoners.
Y&R’s writing and acting has been so good that it harks back to the good old days of Bill Bell.

Timmm
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Timmm

su0000, we agree! AND, Jean and Shelly are women! Not that a man cannot write romance but women, come on! JELLY blew the Cassadine adventure story. I didnt expect her to be Gloria Monty BUT they had nothing of substance with that story. All those GH couples are horrible! I fear JELLY will screw up Kevin and Laura, as well.

Nikki
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Nikki

I really like Greg’s acting. I think he’s a really nice guy but as Kevin I think he’s as dumb as a door- nob. How many times can he get used before he opens his eyes? I would like to see him with Mariah but that Chloe is for the birds. I’m sick of her & her Delia howling. I would like to see her get caught & go to jail once & for all. No overnight hospital. Jail and let Chelsea find out what kind of friend she really has and Adam was right all along when he asked… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Kevin has a good heart and when you have a good heart, evil seeps in. I think the new writer will smarten up Kev a bit and we will see him and Mariah. Also, I like Chloe but they have to remove some of that anger and let her be more of a smart ass and less mean spirited! I want Chloe back with Cane and Lilly with Jack!

Nikki
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Nikki

Hi Tim I don’t think Lilly will ever be with anyone else. I get so bored with her & Cane. Did you notice the only script for those two is going to the bedroom. As for Kevin I agree him and Mariah we’re a hoot. What happened to Natalie? She was a good actress. I hope we didn’t lose her. There could have been a great story with her. As for Chloe nooooo I want her in jail. Even if Adam is alive I want her to get help. She has so many issues and she sticks to Chelsea like… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

I cannot stand Chloe.
And I honestly do not understand why Billy gets a pass while Adam does not.
Adam did not see the little girl in the dark street and did not know he hit her. He even got out of the car to be sure he didn’t hit anyone. He sees the dog scampering down the dark street, smiles and gets back into the car thinking all is well.
But Billy? You do not leave a small child alone in a car–especially at night. He should have brought her into the store with him.

Nikki
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Nikki

I agree with everything you said Harry but another thing I don’t get is Victor punished Victoria by pushing her out of the company, Adam rotted in jail and Victor would only have them find the missing pages to Sage’s diary if Adam agreed to go back to work along side of him but Nick gets nothing and Nikki gets a free pass as well. Now Nikki went along with Victor in his latest plot with Adam so that may have let her off the hook but what about Nick? I guess he’s favored.

Timmm
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Timmm

Nikki, thats my problem with Lilly, she and Cane are wallpaper. They need to be shook up! Natalie could act and she was a Chloe clone and the show could have used that in a story. I want Adam back. MM can return and JH could make a temporary appearance in a story where HE was always Gabe and the real Adam, Muhney was being held captive! No Patty! Jack already has ONE psycho to deal with and a dead beat brother! later Nik!

Katherine R
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Katherine R

Ummm….. Kevin… Chloe’ is more than ‘a little nuts’…. 🙂

Meg Reddekopp
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Meg Reddekopp

LUV JASON AS BILLY ,FINALLY LIKE THE ADULT BILLY. AND I HOPE BELLA IS KEVINS.

Mo
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Mo

A paternity test was done and it was shown that Kevin is not her father. Which leads us to believe that Billy is. Unless, of course, Chloe got busy with another guy, but I doubt that.

Sylvia
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Sylvia

Chloe is a murdering witch. Kill her off, she’s irredeemable. R

Mo
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Mo

I like Kevin. I think Greg has done a good job with the character.

Timmm
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Timmm

Greg is a million bucks! Would love to meet him! They need to give more things for Kevin to do. I would like to see Gloria and Jeff back with Kevin running the restaurant.

Nanci
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Nanci

I love Kevin, but him with Chloe again just seems wrong. Their time as a couple
just feels in the past, and him trying to resurrect it seems kinda ridiculous
and pathetic, and tired. Not to mention Chloe is no gem!

Carol M Littlejohn
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Carol M Littlejohn

It seems as though the Y&R is stuck. What about some good and positive story lines for a change

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Y&R’s Sharon Case, Mark Grossman & Jordi Vilasuso Talk Love and Betrayal in the Rey/Sharon/Adam Triangle

This week on The Young and the Restless, Sharon (Sharon Case) and Adam’s (Mark Grossman) kiss took centerstage and went viral when a photo of the passionate moment was seen by Sharon’s husband, Rey (Jordi Vilasuso), and fiancée Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan), and many more citizens of Genoa City!

That moment looks to be a game-changer.  Now what will Rey do? Will he continue to try to salvage his marriage to Sharon? Will wheelchair bound Chelsea, hatch a plan to payback Adam and Sharon? Will Adam and Sharon meet up for some dangerous liaisons? There’s so much to this story left to play out.

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In a new interview on The Michael Fairman Channel, Sharon Case, Mark Grossman and Jordi Vilasuso chatted candidly about their on-screen love triangle and more including: what happened when Mark auditioned for the key role of Adam, the character of Sharon’s battle with breast cancer, and who Sharon feels is Sharon Newman’s true love, Nick (Joshua Morrow) or Adam? Plus, the trio share their reactions to the news that their castmate, Sasha Calle (Lola) was tapped as the first Latina ‘Supergirl’ in the upcoming DC Universe film, The Flash.

During the conversation, Vilasuso said Rey was not blindsided by Adam and Sharon’s ongoing attraction: “Rey’s known for a long time, c’mon!  I had somebody on Twitter post all the videos on how long I’ve known about Adam and Sharon. (Laughs)  I had still had a beard on the show back then!  What’s he going to do?  I think this Adam sickness, this addiction, this pathology that he has, I think Rey hopes he can just arrest him and he will just go away for ever.  That’s playing in the back of my mind, like, ‘there’s no way Adam can keep up this behavior for much longer’.  Rey is crazy about Sharon. T here’s also some ego involved here, too of, ‘I got to be the guy here.  I can’t lose to this guy’.  But man, does Rey have a threshold for dealing with this stuff.  Remember, his (ex) wife had sex with his brother, and then she did it again, and now they are having a child together… and Rey was still able to move on.”

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Case clarified from her previous 25th anniversary interview with Fairman, just who is Sharon Newman’s ultimate love, Nick (Joshua Morrow) or Adam?  Case had stated Adam.  The actress explained:  “When you think about what the character’s have been through, the history of The Young and the Restless, how stories are usually told – and what I mean by all that is Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) and Victor (Eric Braeden) have always been the “It” couple of the history of Y&R and they are very different.  They actually remind me more of Adam and Sharon then Nick and Sharon.  Nick turned out more to be the good son, while Adam was more in the image of his father, and it would be the obvious choice to guess that Nick and Sharon would be endgame.  I think soaps try to not go in the obvious way.  The two men that she has been married to, and were the biggest loves of her life, and both Victor’s kids, choosing between those that is why I said what I said, and why I think that’s true.  Sharon and Adam don’t have all of the pain, that Sharon and Nick have had from multiple cheatings and a loss of a child which is very hard for a couple to ever get past that.   I also think that Sharon and Nick are sort of together now anyways as co-parents and are such good friends.  They have a new relationship – they are not together in a romantic way – but their relationship is really great now and very full for what it is.”

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Grossman shared that knowing Chelsea has a history of being con-artist, that she could potentially pull some stunts on Adam and Sharon to keep them apart:  “That’s always in the back of his mind.  You know, maybe she will start to con Adam and maybe he might pick up on it, maybe he doesn’t pick up on it, but obviously it’s a really sad situation that Adam is in.  There’s a lot going on in Adam’s life. It’s unfortunate that Connor (his son) is not there as he is off to boarding school, and then Adam wasn’t there because he went to Sharon’s wedding to peek his head in, and Chelsea had her stroke.  So there’s a lot of guilt there.  I think it’s really frustrating to him that he can’t have a conversation with this woman – who is his fiancée – and this is his fault and he caused all this.  But there’s always the underlying pull from Sharon, and after they kiss there are a lot of conflicted feelings there.”

Watch the entire interview with Sharon, Mark and Jordi below.

Now weigh-in: Are you Team Rey or Team Adam? Who do you want Sharon to ultimately wind up with? Share your thoughts and theories in the comment section.

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Catherine Hickland Talks On ‘ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’, One Life to Live, and the Heartbreaking Deaths of Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds

Former One Life to Live star, Catherine Hickland (Ex-Lindsay Rappaport) along with many of her former co-stars, and actors from All My Children and General Hospital, will be taking part in tonight’s ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway livestream benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS which begins at 8 pm EST.  You can watch it here.

Ahead of the event, Catherine chatted with Michael Fairman exclusively for the Michael Fairman Channel from her home in Las Vegas; where she discussed being part of the live musical benefit that was originally created back in 2005 and lasted till 2011 as a one night only live event called: ABC Daytime: Salutes Broadway Cares.  Now 10 years later, the actors will revisit their performances as their production numbers from the past are part of the 2021 livestream to help those in need that have been hardest hit during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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During the conversation with Fairman, Hickland also talks on her lengthy soap opera career where she not only appeared on OLTL, but Loving/The City, Capitol, and Texas, as well. 

On a highlight, Catherine recalls playing One Life’s Lindsay and her ongoing on-screen feud with Nora Buchanan played by Hillary B. Smith.  She also speaks on her marriage to her former husband, Michael E. Knight (Ex-Tad, AMC, now Martin, GH) and working in the daytime genre and then at one time getting burnt out.

Hickland, who is now married to Todd Fisher, opened up about the devastating loss of her mother-in-law, Debbie Reynolds, and her sister-in-law, Carrie Fisher, just one day a part back in 2017, and how the couple dealt with this tragedy.  The real-life duo now host, “Cat and Todd Live” on Facebook each week.

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In addition Catherine will be participating in ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’s Virtual One-on-One Meet and Greets with the stars on Saturday, February 13th.  For info on how to participate click here.

To make a donation to Broadway Cares: Equity Fights AIDS click here.  With a screenshot of your donation, you can enter a chance to win either “Star Wars” or Debbie Reynolds memorabilia as detailed by Catherine in this interview.

Watch Catherine’s conversation below.

Then let us know, if you loved the Lindsay/Nora feud on One Life? If you watched the livestream of ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway? And, what was your favorite part of the interview with Catherine via the comment section.

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Dano is taking on the part originally made soap-famous by Louise Sorel, and last played by Robin Strasser. Now it’s Dano’s turn to bring her own style to the role as viewers have witnessed that Vivian has kidnapped Eli (Lamon Archey) and Lani’s (Sal Stowers) twins, thanks to Viv’s sidekick, Ivan (Ivan G’Vera), and the story and all the drama continues this week.

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In a very special conversation on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, Linda chats with Michael about the challenges she faced stepping into Vivian’s shoes, and working with the cast and crew at DAYS.

 

Linda also shares her sorrow over the heartbreaking cancellation, and then taping final episode of Another World, where she played her signature soap role of Felicia Gallant for 18 years.  During her run, Dano won the Outstanding Lead Actress Daytime Emmy in 1993 for Felicia’s battle with alcoholism, which as she reveals she is still stopped on the street about to this day.

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Soap fans will recall that Dano is the only actress to crossover to all of the ABC daytime dramas when she returned to One Life to Live, (following her time on Another World), in the part of Gretel “Rae” Cummings, and we learned that Rae was the bio-mother of Skye Chandler, played by Robin Christopher.

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Throughout her career, Dano also appeared on Guiding Light and As the World Turns, hosted the talk show, Attitudes and is known as one of the fashionable people in the business.  Linda formerly helped dress many of your favorite soap stars, wrote a book on having just the right look, and is always on the cutting edge of the fashion world.

As you will see, the conversation was poignant, humorous, and candid, but what else would you expect from the one and only Linda Dano?  You can watch the full chat below.

What have you thought of Linda’s portrayal of DAYS Vivian thus far? Was your favorite soap role of Linda’s … that of AW’s Felicia Gallant? What story that she shared in the conversation did you enjoy hearing about the most?  Let us know via the comment section.

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