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Y&R's Jason Thompson Appears On THE TALK & Talks Billy Abbott, A Memorable Fan Encounter, And His Wife Paloma!

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On Monday, The Young and the Restless’ Jason Thompson (Billy Abbott) was one of the special guests along with 58th Annual Grammys host, and NCIS: Los Angeles star LL Cool J.  Thompson’s segment aired towards the end of the episode, but ‘Talk’ co-hosts: Julie Chen, Aisha Tyler, Sharon Osbourne, Sara Gilbert, and Sheryl Underwood posed several questions to Jason.

When asked about coming aboard to Y&R, Thompson related that it was easy fitting into playing on the Genoa City canvas.  Jason told the ladies of The Talk: “I’m sure you’ve met many of them over the years, but they’re just great people and I mean it feels really good to be over at CBS.”   Jason also noted that his first scenes as Billy called for him to just lay still in a hospital, “I have to say as an actor it was fantastic, because I had all the castmates , all the people that mean the most to the character, crying and billowing over the character, so I learned a lot about what their relationships were. How we kind of got along in this past life, or the life I wasn’t really a part of, which was great. I was kind of mentally taking my notes as I was laying there trying not to, you know, wink or do anything.”

The ladies did acknowledge Jason’s time on General Hospital as Dr. Patrick Drake, and he  in turn related a story about his most memorable fan encounter which happened while on GH.   Now on Y&R, since Billy is asking Victoria (Amelia Heinle) to marry him again, the panel brought up Jason’s recent real-life wedding to Paloma Jonas.  And if you caught the episode, Jason revealed a few interesting tidbits about their relationship, and it was clear just how much he loves her.

You can watch a clip of Jason’s opening comments on The Talk after the jump.   Then let us know, if you are enjoying Jason’s performances as Billy Abbott on Y&R?

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su0000
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su0000

If I were a man I could not imagine anything more awful than to talk with those 5 woman lol.
(even as woman I just couldn’t go there ahaa!)
JT is getting his well deserved recognition as a great man and actor..
I really am luvin Jason as Billy..
It’s a very good thing that JT moved out, up, and forward.

((I do not miss him as Patrick because he’s now Billy 🙂

Timmm
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Timmm

What a Yenta fest! Jason went from a crumbling empire to Trump Tower or should I say Newman Tower! Y&R is not going anywhere baby! GH is horrible!

Timmm
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Timmm

What in the blue hell is going on with Sheryl’s hair! But anyway, Jason was great. He actually got to talk. He didnt beat around the bush, he is happy to be off GH and on Y&R! PS: His wife is beautiful AND the wedding pictures are fantastic!

mark
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mark

He is so classy y&r is so lucky to have him

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Oh, I agree, Mark. What a gentle, refined man!….so well-mannered. Just a well-rounded, nice guy.

Mo
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Mo

Jason is great on Y&R.

Sheryl was awful. She was shouting. There is no need. There are such things as microphones and volume controls. Is she always like that? I only watched Jason’s segment. I get Sheryl is a fan, but you can be a fan and be professional. She was just awful. I couldn’t watch the show on a regular basis with her on it.

I wish Jason’s segment had been longer.

Nanci
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Nanci

His segment was way short, I agree. Almost one of those “blink and you’ll
miss it” things. Wished for more time for him.
I FFed to his part…and oh my gosh, that Sheryl really is a bit much!

Timmm
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Timmm

He works for CBS now and the network pacify’s the fans with this little segment. Thats okay, I knew what to expect. JT is a class act and thats all that matters. Oh, and Sheryl didnt mount him like humping post the way she did with Steve Burton! It was gross and classless!

Nanci
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Nanci

Hi Timmm, Ugh, that visual isnt pretty, so I am glad I never saw it, lol.
I am guessing Steve’s reaction was polite…or did he show
an obvious “please get off of me” expression?

Timmm
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Timmm

Seriously, when Sheryl was on I turned down the volume so I didnt blow a woofer! She is loud and child-like!

su0000
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su0000

I have always said; those women, all of them are loud!!!
When they all get going it is unbearable, really! … LOL

Jessica
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Jessica

LOl you are very annoying. Sheryl Underwood is a funny lady and a soap fun. The Talk is a terrific talk show. You need to shut the hell up and please go away.

Timmm
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Timmm

There isnt enough duct tape in the world for Sheryl and Sharon’s big mouths!

Rose
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Rose

Sometimes I feel fortunate to have just found Y&R in the last couple of years. That way I can enjoy Jason in his new role as Billy Abbott without all of the other Billy’s to compare him to. But I must admit I like him way better than Burgess. I think he’s fitting in well, and it’s really good to see him be able to add more layers to his role than he did as Dr. Patrick. And I like him better with Victoria than Robin…there’s more sizzle, at least for me.

Rose
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Rose

Want to add that even though a fairly new viewer to Y&R it didn’t take long to get bored with Neil and family

Patrick
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Patrick

YES !

YES !

and MORE…. YES! The Winters Clan are dead ! dull ! ovah

WHERE ???? is Drucilla

just bring her back… Y&R you have nothing to lose and everything to gain…

Devon has a setback… is once again deaf…. let’s throw in dumb and blind.

Drucilla returns to cache 2 billion dollars
Drucilla dynasties her purse
Drucilla la lady is hot about town smelling like green and purring change

ensnares Neil… he’s still got some HOTtie! better outfox quickly Dru…
still out on the red light… Nikki could easily beget

especially now that Neil fell of the wagon

SoftJohn
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SoftJohn

Okay, nothing against the actor, but they need to recast the role of Billy Abbott ASAP. I mean, I’ll I see is Patrick Drake pretending he is Billy Abbott other than Billy Abbott himself. Also, I feel the character of Billy could have been put to rest for a year like Phylliss was before the role was recast!

Dawn D
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Dawn D

I’m enjoying him over on Y&R JT is talented. I think he is a great asset to the show. I’m a fan of the show as well as B&B.

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Former CBS Daytime On-Air Promo Director, Susan Banks, Joins the Writing Team of The Young and the Restless

There is a new writer in Genoa City with word today from former Executive Producer & Executive in Charge of Production, CBS and former CBS Daytime On-Air Promo Director, Susan Banks.

Banks, who most recently was an executive producer at TV One, is now back with a show that she knows and loves, The Young and the Restless.

In a message via her social media, Susan shared her first script on the number one daytime drama airs tomorrow.

Susan expressed in her announcement:  “I am so excited to announce that my first script for The Young and the Restless airs on Monday, March 1, 2021.  Writing for the show is a thrilling ride that challenges my creative juices every week.   Bill and Lee Bell are icons of the television industry whose love, mentorship and support I have always cherished. It is an honor to be a part of their soap family and the legacy that has continued for almost 48 years. What a delight to return home to work with the amazing cast and characters of one of the greatest, never-ending stories ever told.  The drama, rich with passion, intrigue, mystery and romance has captivated the hearts of many through the years.  I hope you, too, will share the magic and tune in to see my opening credit on my premiere episode. Who knows…you might even get hooked!  Thanks for your loving support…”

The latest addition to the writing staff, Susan was previously at CBS from 1993 to 2003 before exiting for other TV opportunities including her time with TV One in the mid 2000’s.

So, intrigued to know Banks, who has knowledge of the history of Y&R, is on board the scribe team? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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WATCH: Cast of Y&R Recite Maya Angelou’s ‘Equality’ in Honor of Black History Month & Women’s History Month

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Participating in the video are Y&R cast members: Mishael Morgan (Amanda) Jason Thompson (Billy), Jordi Vilasuso (Rey), Bryton James (Devon), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Brytni Sarpy (Elena), Sean Dominic (Nate), Camryn Grimes (Mariah), Christian LeBlanc (Michael), and Christel Khalil (Lily).

Equality was first published in 1990 and was said to address how black women are seen and treated in the eyes of men, and calls for an end to gender and racial inequality.

Watch  and listen to the important words of Maya Angelou performed by the cast below.

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Emmanuel Acho Replaces Chris Harrison as Host of ‘The Bachelor’ Finale ‘After the Final Rose’ Special

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On Saturday, in an Instagram post confirming the news, Acho wrote, “I’ve accepted the Rose and am honored to be hosting the @bachelorabc After the Final Rose this year. It’s been a pivotal season, and this episode will hopefully be one of the most storied shows in TV history. Empathy is needed and change is coming. Share the news! I’ll see y’all then!”

Previously, Chris Harrison revealed that he was stepping aside from The Bachelor after he made controversial remarks to Rachel Lindsey during her interview with him on Extra.  At that time, Harrison and Lindsey, who was the first Black Bachelorette in the series history, were discussing current contestant Rachael Kirkconnell’s controversy, which included photos of her attending an antebellum-themed college party in 2018, and allegedly liking and sharing social media posts with the Confederate flag and Qanon conspiracies.  Harrison’s comments seemed to indicate he felt people were passing judgement on Kirkconnell on this time of ‘cancel culture’ in our society.  Those remarks inflamed viewers and Lindsey.  As Bachelor Nation knows this season featured Matt James as the first Black bachelor ever within the franchise.

As for Acho, he will anchor the After the Rose special airing on Monday, March 15, immediately following the season finale of The Bachelor. He will sit down with James as well as the three finalists Kirkconnell, Michelle Young and Bri Springs, which is said to include talon the past racist remarks made by Kirkconnell and Harrison’s exit for the special.

So, what do you think about ABC’s choice to replace Chris Harrison for the ‘After the Final Rose” special?  Has this whole season of ‘The Bachelor’ backfired when it should have been groundbreaking? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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