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Y&R's Jason Thompson Talks Billy Abbott On Today's HOME & FAMILY: Watch The Segment!

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Former General Hospital favorite, and now the latest A-list soap star to join the ranks at The Young and the Restless, Jason Thompson, was one of the special guests on Wednesday morning’s episode of the Hallmark Channel’s daily morning show, Home & Family!

Thompson sat down with Home & Family co-hosts: Mark  Steines and Cristina Ferrare to talk about his new role of Billy Abbott in Genoa City, and how he was introduced in his first scenes via a coma on the CBS daytime dramas series. Later Jason was even be tested as to how well he knows his new role in a Y&R pop quiz with three trivia questions.  Check out how he did!

In addition, Jason talked about his  real-life proposal and marriage to Paloma Jonas, as they are about to celebrate their one-year anniversary in April, and how the happy couple are expecting their first child.

You can watch Jason’s segment after the jump.  Let us know what you thought of it, and if you are long time fan of Y&R if you are happy to have him join the GC famly in the comment section below!

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Timmm
Timmm

I like this show and they often have on soap stars. Jason will be great!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Be that as it may, Timmm, I am not digging Jason as Billy on Y&R.
Billy would not have hurt Victoria personally that way….her legacy. Yes, Billy would hurt Victoria in other ways…drinking, gambling; that’s a given. But, not like this.
I do not like Jason’s version of Billy at all.
Of course, it is not his fault. He is under the writer’s direction. That is the crux of the matter, Timmm. Why are TPTB suddenly writing Billy as a different character, yet again? Are they experimenting? None of the previous Billys, even Burgess would not hurt Victoria with such calculated subterfuge, regardless his hate and disdain for Victor.

Timmm
Timmm

Here is the one thousandth reason I dont gamble, Jason Thompson as Billy is a bust! I Never thought I would type that line! I doesnt bother me because he is a very good actor and I think he is an upgrade from Burgess but I gave it a little time and I agree with you, not digging it at all. I also agree with you that some of this is a writing issue. I guess in their minds they figure, new actor, new Billy. The problem with that is they are not staying true to the character and Jason talks too low! We saw him for ten years on GH, we know what he sounds like, he doesnt have to drop his voice because he is playing a new character. The only saving grace is it looks like they may trash the idea of Billy and Red screwing. I hated that idea. Its bad enough Billy isnt treating Vic the way he should but lets not let him jump into bed with someone else, especially Jack’s wife. Speaking of Jack, I wanted to respond to a comment you made a while back about him. You are/were disappointed in his lack of guts fighting Victor. Yes, you are correct, back in the day Jack was a bad ass who stood toe to toe with the Mustache and others BUT what I think the writers have done to Jack is soften him purposely to put in in line with the late great Patriarch of the family, John Abbott. later Sweetie.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Timmm.
What a beautiful, well thought-out post, my Timmmy. Thank you for that.
Yes, we agree on everything. I do see what you are saying, in that, Jack is being molded into John, his father. Makes sense.
But, I cannot shake my dislike for him. To be honest? I prefer Victor to Jack, albeit my reasoning sounds somewhat screwed up, lol, I do not like Jack one bit.
This is the writers’ fault for putting Jack in a more youthful role than his age. And, Gina is too young for him….luv-ya.

Jonboy
Jonboy

Jason is a talented actor and I really do like him but, for me, he is just NOT Billy Abbott any more than Burgess Jenkins was. I guess Miller created a character that’s impossible to replicate, although he’s pretty much sleepwalking through GH.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

I would bet that any GH fan would gladly trade Billy MIller to have EITHER Jason or Steve Burton back. But it doesn’t work that way does it.

Timmm
Timmm

Billy back to Y&R and Steve back on GH, 100 percent!

Jonboy
Jonboy

Re Burton. Not me. Don’t care for him in either role. Not a fan.

Timmm
Timmm

I thought it would work but it seems to have lost any possibilities!

Nanci
Nanci

I was so excited about Jason when he first began as new Billy.
Such charisma and all. But lately, not as thrilled. I would love
to see him in a more interesting storyline than the same old
back and forth with his game playing with Victoria, and definitely
dont want him with Phyllis, as it seems to be heading in that
direction. Anyway, Billy lately bores me.

k/kay
k/kay

I have really not watched it much since he first started when he was in the coma but has he even had a scene with Jess/Jill since he came out. I think maybe they should have shelved the character for a while and then brought him on. Funny Miller brought the charm to the character he leaves goes to GH and sleep walks as Jason. I will say it again thousands of times again some actors make an impact as one character and just can’t get past it ! The

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Eric Martsolf Talks Brady Being Duped & His Co-Stars; Galen Gering & Camila Banus Chat Hernandez Siblings On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’

On the latest episode of the Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, Eric Martsolf (Brady Black) chats with host. Michael Fairman as Brady’s story hits a major turning point!  As DAYS fans know, Brady recently hit the sheets with “Nicole” who was Kristen in disguise.

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During the podcast conversation, Eric explains how he has to sometimes suspend belief to make stories work in daytime which included Brady not figuring out that “Nicole” was Kristen, although it certainly re-ignited his thoughts of her!  Plus, he chimes in on the fun he has had working with his co-stars: Arianne Zucker (“Nicole”) and Stacy Haiduk (Kristen/Susan) in their many scenes

Later, Eric tries to remember all of the loves of Brady’s life that crashed and burned, and is posed the question, “What would he think if Days of our Lives SORAS’d Brady’s son, Tate, to an 18-year-old?

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Then, the podcast goes behind the scenes for a dressing room segment where Galen Gering (Rafe) welcomes his on-screen sister, Camila Banus (Gabi).  The two banter about their on-screen and off-screen relationship as brother/sister and friends, and how much they value one another as they create the Hernandez sibling dynamic.

To download the episode via iTunes click here.   To listen to the podcast via NBC.com/Inside Salem click here.

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DWTS Host, Tom Bergeron Not Happy With “Divisive” Casting Choices Aimed At Sean Spicer

Controversy already erupted upon the announcement on Wednesday of the cast of the new season of Dancing with the Stars.  Most intriguing is that a statement from the longtime ABC series, host, Tom Bergeron revealed his hopes to the producers that their celebrity casting choices would be non-political in nature, especially after the ballroom dance competition had been on a year hiatus from the small screens.

Following the celebrity contestant reveal, which included former White House Press Secretary. Sean Spicer (who worked for President Donald Trump), the host released a statement via his Twitter account.  In it, Bergeron noted that he’d had lunch with the show’s new executive producer and had suggested some ideas for the show. Chief among them was that DWTS should avoid casting someone with “ANY party affiliations.”  When he left that lunch, Bergeron says he was convinced that would be the case.

Bergeron expressed: “It was my hope that ‘DWTS,’ in its return from an unprecedented year-long hiatus, would be a joyful respite from our exhausting political climate and free of inevitably divisive bookings from ANY party affiliations.”  Then he said, “Subsequently (and rather obviously) a decision was made to, as they often say in Hollywood, “go in a different direction”.  He went on to say, “It is the prerogative of producers, in partnership with the network, to make whatever decisions they feel are in the best long term interests of the franchise. We can agree to disagree, as we do now, but ultimately it’s their call. I’ll leave it to them to answer any further questions about those decisions.”

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DWTS new EP Andrew Llinares, then said in a statement. “We’ve got a great and diverse cast. We are excited about the season,”

You can see Bergeron’s tweet in full below.

So, what do you think of Bergeron’s hopes for the casting choices of DTWS?  Would you have preferred Sean Spicer to be cut from the cast?  Who would you have liked to have seen cast on the series? Would you want any celeb you like to even go on it any more? Comment below.

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Dancing with the Stars Season 28 Cast Revealed: From The Bachelorette’s Hannah Brown to Ex-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer

This morning on ABC’s Good Morning America the celebrity line-up was announced for the upcoming fall season and 28th edition of Dancing with the Stars.  Within the list of competitors are: The Bachelorette, Hannah Brown, former Dawson’s Creek star, James Van Der Beek, and even disgraced White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, and the “Uptown Girl” herself, supermodel Christie Brinkley 

In addition to the above celebs, showing their best ballroom dance moves will also be: Queer Eye‘s Karamo Brown, The Office‘s Kate Flannery and Kenan & Kel‘s Kel Mitchell, plus The Supremes’ Mary Wilson, Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke, and American Idol Season 10 runner-up  and now country/pop star, Lauren Alaina.

As for the former pro athletes in the cast; those slots belong to: former NFL linebacker of the Baltimore Ravens, Ray Lewis, and former NBA player (and former hubby to Khloe Kardashian) Lamar Odom.

On the pro dancer side, this season will mark the return of Peta Murgatroyd who last competed three seasons ago, as well as newcomers Daniella Karagach and Pasha Pashkov. In addition, the cast will include the steps of: Brandon Armstrong, Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Cheryl Burke, Witney Carson, Val Chmerkovskiy, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko and Emma Slater.

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