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Y&R's head honcho, Paul Rauch on 50 years in the biz!

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Y&R’s co-executive producer, Paul Rauch talks about his career and his 5oth year in the business with MSN.com’s, Deanna Barnert, and a bit about this week’s Masquerade Ball, and the firings that rocked the soap world back in the 70’s firing, George Reinholdt and Jacqueline Courtney (Steve and Alice) from Another World.  Here are a few excerpts!

Rauch on the secret to pulling off a big production event in these times difficult financial times for the soaps, i.e. the masquerade ball:  “In this case, we see an explosion at the end of the show and then the people trapped or buried in the debris. We see the aftermath. We don’t see people flying through space, which isn’t a practical thing to do and wouldn’t accomplish or mean anything, anyway. It’s still difficult to shoot. We had a couple extra cameras to do it, but the most important thing is that we do it efficiently and not take all day and night doing it. Time is money.  It also depends on whether you have problem personalities, but this is probably the most professional group I’ve ever worked with. When we cast, we cast people who are actors. In the ’90s, all the shows were suddenly eager to load their casts up with young, beautiful people, irrespective of whether they had chops or not. So you had a floor filled with beautiful people who couldn’t carry off performances well. That was a challenge. How do you give a note to an actor who doesn’t understand what the note is? Here, I can work in shorthand. The actors know what to do, understand what the note is and make adjustments. I just saw the sweetened version and it’s pretty impressive. The ball is exciting. I think the audience is going to enjoy it and its part of the denouement of the Adam story.

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Rauch on firing Reinholdt and Courtney during his tenure at AW:  “That was an unusual situation. This guy had been a problem for a very long time and, on the fateful day, he threw an iron folding chair at a director and hit him in the head. So I fired him on the spot. You always have difficult people. Things get insane. The challenge is to make it work for everybody, not to fire somebody. It’s not to exercise power or control: It’s to get the thing done and do it well.”

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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ and OLTL Alums Melissa and David Fumero Expecting Second Child

Soap fans remember them as Adriana Cramer and Cristian Vega on ABC’s One Life to Live, and now real-life duo, Melissa and David Fumero are adding to their family with news this weekend from Melissa that she is pregnant with their second child.

Melissa posted a pic of her with growing baby bump sharing: “Oh yeah, I’m hella pregnant. To be honest, I haven’t felt like posting about it because this pregnancy has been way harder and… I don’t feel that cute? But yesterday I got a really intense massage, an awesome chiropractic adjustment, and my hair feels thicker… so I feel a little bit cute today.”  To which her husband, David commented back to her Instagram post with a humorous: “Wait …. WHAT?!”

The Fumeros are already the proud parents of their 3-year-old son, Enzo who often appears on the couple’s individual Instagram account posts.

Since OLTL, Melissa has gone on to star in the hit comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine opposite Andy Samberg, while David also guest-starred on the series.  Meanwhile, David has also been recently seen in the series Power.

News of Melissa’s pregnancy comes shortly after NBC renewed Brooklyn Nine-Nine for its eight season, even before its upcoming seventh season does not even begin to air till February 6th, 2020.

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WATCH: ‘Saturday Night Live’s’ Cold Open: ‘Days of our Impeachment’

In a week that saw Days of our Lives make the mainstream news media, Saturday Night Live decided to spoof the current President Trump impeachment hearings and turn them into its own amped up soap opera, with special guest star, Jon Hamm.  The hearings are also currently upsetting many a soap fan its pre-emptions of their network daytime dramas.

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In the SNL cold open; Mad Men alum Jon Hamm took on the role of  former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Bill Taylor.  Kate McKinnon reprised her portrayal of President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani, while Heidi Gardner played a fainting soapy impeachment hearing attendee.

Meanwhile, SNL’s Alex Moffat played House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff and Mikey Day served as “cross-examiner” Republican Rep. Jim Jordan.  Cecily Strong took on the role of former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch and Pete Davidson portrayed  attorney Michael Avenatti.  Then, Kenan Thompson stopped by as  suspended NFL player Myles Garrett and Melissa Villaseñor played “telenovela sensation,” Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

As “AOC”, Melissa says: “This hearing is lacking one thing — a star!” . She then let her hair down and makes out with Taylor played by Hamm.

Now below watch Days of our Impeachment and let us know what you thought of the send-up via the comment section below!

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DAYS Brock Kelly and Y&R’s Donny Boaz Make Debuts: What Were Your First Impressions?

This week saw the arrival on the soap scene of two characters who look to figure heavily into story in the towns of Salem and Genoa City.  First, over at Days of our Lives during their first week of episodes with their time-jump, Brock Kelly appeared in his first scenes as Evan, the manny, to little David.

On DAYS, Evan looks to being taking an interest in a grieving and distraught Sonny (Freddie Smith), who is dealing with the anniversary of his mother’s death and that his husband, Will (Chandler Massey) is in prison for the crime that killed her (whatever that is has yet to be revealed).

For Brock Kelly this is not his first time on DAYS, having last been on the show back in 2005 as Abigail’s (then played by Ashley Benson) first boyfriend, Josh.

Over at Y&R, the much talked about Chance Chancellor finally arrived in Genoa City, and already had a confrontation with Cane (Daniel Goddard), helped save the day in a hostage crisis, and more.

Actor Donny Boaz has already mixed things up with many a resident of the town and shared scenes with Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Mark Grossman (Adam), and more.  This is Boaz’s first daytime soap.  The last time Chance was in Genoa City he was played by John Driscoll.

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From the looks of it, Y&R has major plans for the character of Chance and it appears that the series will soon reveal some of the layers of his connection to Adam, and figuring out who is behind the new will that emerged out of nowhere of the late Katherine Chancellor that has caused turmoil for so many.

If you caught Brock or Danny’s debuts; what were your first impressions? Let us know via the comment section below. (more…)

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