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Y&R's Joshua Morrow on Newman vs. Newman verdict & hope for "Phick" fans!

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Today is the day on CBS’s The Young and the Restless when the verdict is handed down in the arbitration case in Newman vs. Newman. That’s the case of the Newman children, Victoria, Abby, and Nick, vying for their trust funds going up against dear old dad, Victor Newman, folks!  And, with the fur about to fly and ramifications to be felt for a very long time for a family teetering on the edge, Y&R’s Joshua Morrow (Nick) took time out to speak to a group of journalists including On-Air On-Soaps for his take on the situation, the messy and convoluted love life of Nick Newman, and his relationship with his on-screen father.  Here are some of Joshua’s comments on the myriad of subjects!

Morrow on the top reasons, a la David Letterman’s Top Ten Countdown, that Nick wants to “stick” it to Victor at this point in time and win the arbitration:  “I think he really wants to teach his dad a lesson, and he hopes his father will appreciate his children more.  And, maybe to get a little respect and know that Victor will not walk on Nick and treat him the way he does. This is not this young and impressionable boy who looks at his father in this hero light anymore. Nick is ready to assume this role in life which can only be achieved by when your father is out of your way. So, I guess those would be three of the top reasons Nick would want to “stick it” to Victor.”

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Morrow on if there is hope for “Phick” fans now that Nick has seen Diane’s true colors, and Sharon’s behavior: “I think the ship has sailed for now with Nick and Sharon. Sharon made it very clear and made a very awful choice by deciding to be with Nick’s number one enemy in this world and that is not something Nick is going to get past.  As far as Nick and Phyllis, I definitely think the “Phick” fans should have hope because these two characters cannot let go of what they have with each other. I think their relationship was this incredibly intense “hot” thing that they are not going to be able to turn the page on right away. Even when they are around each other, I think there is always this pull. I like to play Nick that when he sees Phyllis he literally has to fight wanting to rip her clothes off.  I think Phyllis has the same feeling, the way the writers have been saying it.  And then as for Diane, in the beginning it was a very casual easy thing. I think they started to develop some stronger feelings than they had anticipated and planned on, but once Nick found out she was banging his dad, it was pretty much the most vomit inducing thing Nick could imagine!  I can’t see anything happening there anymore, because I think that is a pretty serious line to cross between people. So, I would think that is probably over with as well. But it’s the writer’s job to shock people and keep them watching and that certainly was a polarizing storyline.”

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Morrow on what Nick would do with the money should his side win the arbitration and the ramifications: “That is never something Nick cared about. He knew he had a trust fund. He did not want it early and did not want it now. Nick wanted his dad to be honest with him.  He wanted to run Newman Enterprises, and he wanted that chair badly. None of this other stuff was ever an issue for him, but once this stuff went down and Victor was threatening to send the mother of his daughter to prison, and Nick knows Sharon could never do anything like this, he asked his dad, heart to heart, “I need you to not send my mother’s daughter to prison. Just be honest, and let’s fix it.” And, Victor wouldn’t do it because that would tip off to everyone he was lying and basically a criminal. I don’t think he ever thought about what happens after the verdict is in.  So we will see. I am not sure  they are thinking about the ramifications right now, and especially Nick because he doesn’t really have any plans or goals. I think Abby and Victoria’s motives in all of this were a little more anger driven. So they probably already thought out what they wanted out of it. Nick was very late to the party. I think Nick knows for the time being that this is the end of his relationship with his father, because it’s a pretty rough thing to go through. We will see.  It’s a pretty explosive thing. You have these powerful characters finding over billions of dollars and the future of Newman enterprises and so it’s a big, big deal.”

Make sure to watch The Young and the Restless today on CBS. Check local listings in your area, and don’t miss the finale of the showdown! Then after viewing the episode let us know… are you happy with the verdict? Yes, or No?

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Kalamaty
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Kalamaty

Thanks for the interview, Michael. I’ve always enjoyed Morrow’s scenes with both Sharon and La Stafford – especially when he’s half clothed!! 🙂 I sometimes can’t believe how Victor can just outright lie to his face about his involvement with Skye’s disappearance. Speaking of…. I really hope she’s not really dead. Loved her character on the show and hope she rises from the proverbial ashes of the volcano! Victor’s on the verge of getting his long awaited come-uppance and I can’t wait to see how it all unfolds!

mary
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mary

As a Phyllis fan, no way in hell do I want her with Nick!

THAT ship has sailed much more than Shick.

Nick is not even Phyllis friend, and he never fought for her so no JM, lust is not enough and was quite boring for YEARS!

I don’t want Nick near Phyllis!

Kalamaty
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Kalamaty

I don’t care who he’s with, just keep that shirt off!! 🙂

Leslie Cannes
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Leslie Cannes

So true!

delta24d
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delta24d

OMG I am having such an intense feeling of joy to hear that Phick will live again. I have been waiting a long time for this moment. Great Interview Michael. As usual Joshua is an excellent interview subject

Jennifer
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Jennifer

I want Nick & Phyllis back to together because they are hot and they have a lot of sexual chemistry and a lot of drama to have on t.v.

Go phick forever

kay killgore
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kay killgore

The character of Nick is a spoiled brat! He volleyed back and forth for 5 years! Move on!

richie
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richie

I hate Phick. THAT couple is vomit inducing.

THERESA S,
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THERESA S,

richie, you said a mouth full. i’m so happy you got those priceless words out before that, foul induction come about. i love yea…….you’re GREAT. putting all jokes aside. I AGREE WTH YOU AND A FEW OTHER ON THE BOARD.

YOU NAME FIT THE BILL ALSO.

JimTolkien
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JimTolkien

This was an absolutely INCREDIBLE interview and great answers by Joshua. I am absolutely thrilled that the show will finally have Victor not get in Nick’s way so much and that Nick can finally breathe again. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the Nick character because second to Phyllis (and Victor), he is my favourite. But I hope his relationship with Victor will mend in time and become stronger for it. It’s high time for the writers and the show to have Nick Newman reach his full potential and this is a great start to it. I… Read more »

Kalamaty
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Kalamaty

Well said, although I do think Sharon Case’s portrayal is always top notch! She can make me cry at the drop of a hat…. Melody Thomas Scott has that insane power, too! Interviews with Stafford are always a hoot! 🙂 I want to see more of the bad bitch Phyllis, though. I can’t wait til she finds out that Nick was banging that dried up hag, Diane. I really do not like Maura West as the character. Susan Walters was amazing and always gave Michelle a run for her money! I think Maura does a fine job, but I just… Read more »

Phickheat
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Phickheat

YOO HOO!!!!! I am over the moon!!!!!! I’m really glad about Nick character dealing with matters on his own!!!! What I want is for him to deal with one more, the most important, Phyllis & getting her back!!!! Here’s to bringing back the most explosive, flexible & unique couple ever on daytime! Electrifying eye contact included!!! Courtesy always of the great Josh Morrow & Michelle Stafford!!!!! Thanks so much for this interview!!!!

Jennifer
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Jennifer

You go girl you are right a about Nick dealing with his own problem and he need to work on get Phyllis back keep her forever and not let her go because she good for him she make him smiling and she make him laugh and show his softer side to him.

Go phick forever

Maria
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Maria

I don’t want to see Phick together again. I can’t stand them together. Maybe Nick is better off by himself. I was really hoping that he and Sharon will be together again someday..that still might happen..never say never.

kay killgore
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kay killgore

I am going to add James Garner said in Murphy’s Romance he did not care for the word banging for that particilar form of pleasure the actors and their characters need to find some “CLASS”!

Leslie Cannes
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Leslie Cannes

Thank you so much for this article. I am a huge Joshua Morrow fan. Personally, I loved him best when Nick was with Phyllis so I hope he is right for us fans to have a little hope.

delta24d
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delta24d

I have to agree totally with you Leslie, they bring something to their performance. I love watching them, they are never boring

Naazneen
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Naazneen

The best part of this interview: “As far as Nick and Phyllis, I definitely think the “Phick” fans should have hope because these two characters cannot let go of what they have with each other. I think their relationship was this incredibly intense “hot” thing that they are not going to be able to turn the page on right away. Even when they are around each other, I think there is always this pull. I like to play Nick that when he sees Phyllis he literally has to fight wanting to rip her clothes off. I think Phyllis has the… Read more »

bridget
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bridget

I think if ANYONE should get a true shot again, it should be SHICK fans. We have waited long ENOUGH!! MAB and the writers are jerks I think for teasing us every few months or with Faith. It;s been a long time coming for this family to come full circle since Cassie’s death.

richie
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richie

It’s truly INSANE that we have to wait years and years while phick get crappy re re re re committments every few months. It’s a disgrace considering SHICK is a legacy couple that Bill Bell created.

nice
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nice

Like the Nick character alot, but I want him to be a single dad for a while…Too much hopping from bed to bed with these different women, I know it’s for the wow factor! But it makes me cringe.

malie
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malie

I CAN’T WAIT FOR PHICK TO GET BACK TOGETHER AGAIN ,THERE CHEMISRTY IS OFF THE CHARTS,THE WAY THEY COMBUST EVERY TIME THEY SEE EACH OTHER IS AWESOME.GREAT INTERVIEW.LOVE JOSHA MARROW.PHICK FOREVER!!!!!!

keena steinman
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keena steinman

Why would anyone continue to watch this show or to take anything Joshua Morrow has to say? He declared in one interview that Nick and Sharon would get back together but it would be messy getting there. Now he’s (gag) saying Phick could reunite which will justify my no longer watching this garbage soap. At the end of your interview, there is a promo “watch the y and r..blah, blah, blah!” The pairing of Nick with Phyllis was the reason I stopped watching for a while, with the hope of a Shick reunion bringing me back. The writers totally betrayed… Read more »

Daf
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Daf

I agree with that totally.

Phickheat
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Phickheat

That’s nice, calling JM a joke! Seriously, I respect your opinion but your post should be removed. I don’t think bashing an actor that way is appropriate. My opinion of course but I still think your post should be erased!

Natalie
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Natalie

Unfortunately Mr Morrow opened himself up to this kind of bashing by first bashing Sharon Case and then trying to retract it because he obviously got rapped over the knuckles. I used to be a fan of his but that seriously damaged him in myeyes. Any actor who bashes another actor and pimps his personal preference does not deserve kudos as far as I’m concerned. They should be pimping good stories rather than getting their rocks off over lust in a relationship. Blech. You love Phick looks like you will get it thanks to Mr Morrow. I hope Michelle Stafford… Read more »

Dana
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Dana

SHICK !!!!!

Daf
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Daf

I did not want the Newman children to win the suit. they are really as bad as their father as far as manipulating so why should they get part of a company that is there legacy. I am very disappointed. Also, I wish that Victor had not married Diane. I want Victor and Nicky to be together. That is why I watched in the first place.

Daf
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Daf

I can’t stand Phyllis with Nick plus she is so immature. please no Phick. Disgusting. No one acts like that in real life.

Deniese
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Deniese

There is hope for Phick! Yes! Can’t wait. They will bring some life back to this dead show. Loved the interview. Josh is always so diplomatic.
Best couple on its way back. Go Phick!!

Skyla
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Skyla

Well I hope we will get more Phick,, they are the reason I started watching Y&R again on a regular back in 2005/2006 and them breaking up along with the other crap that has been forced down our throats since MAb took over is why I’ve pretty much stopped watching. I still dvr though and tune into Billy and Victoria as well as Phyllis and sometimes Nick, though I’ve been pretty close lately to canceling it, but if Phick reunites I’ll be tuning in religiously once again. I just can’t sit through the whole show for only Billy and Victoria… Read more »

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Irene Cara, Best-Known For Smash Hits ‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance… What A Feeling’, Dead at 63

Oscar and Grammy winner, Irene Cara has passed away.  The singer/songwriter/actress, known for her memorable vocal performances to the theme of the hit movie, Fame, and singing the title track to another 80’s blockbuster, Flashdance, apparently died in her Florida home yesterday. The cause of death is not yet known.

According to her publicist, Judith Moore on Twitter, the rep shared: “This is the absolute worst part of being a publicist. I can’t believe I’ve had to write this, let alone release the news.  It is with profound sadness that on behalf of her family I announce the passing of Irene Cara. The Academy Award-winning actress, singer, songwriter and producer passed away in her Florida home.  Irene’s family has requested privacy as they process their grief. She was a beautifully gifted soul whose legacy will live forever through her music and films.”

A little known fact is that Irene’s first acting gig was on the daytime drama, Love of Life from 1970-1971 in the role of Daisy Allen.   She later appeared in TV roles on: What’s Happening, Kojak, Roots: The Next Generations, and in the film, Sparkle and many more.

Later, Cara first rose to prominence when she was cast in the 1980’s musical film Fame, where she sang the title track and starred in as Coco Hernandez.  Her vocal performance in Fame earned her two Grammy Award nominations for Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Performance Female in 1981.

Two years later, Cara not only picked up two Grammy Awards for her performance, but also an Oscar for  co-writing, “Flashdance… What a Feeling” from another 80’s pop culture smash, Flashdance.  At the Grammys in 1984, Irene won for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female, and Best Album of an Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special.  She took home the Oscar for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards in 1983.

Cara’s rep added, that at the time of Irene’s death they were working on new projects: “Working on amazing projects that would have made her  and her fans incredibly happy. Her manager and I will finish them. She’d want that.”

Share your thoughts and remembrances on the passing of Irene Cara via the comment section below.

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Y&R’s Michael Damian Drops New Single ‘Must Be Christmas’

Michael Damian, who is reprising his role as Danny Romalotti on upcoming episodes of The Young and the Restless, has also been very busy producing films including Netflix’s new holiday hit, Falling For Christmas.

Falling for Christmas stars Lindsay Lohan and Chord Overstreet, and was directed by Michael’s wife, Janeen Damian.  In the film, Lohan plays a newly engaged and spoiled heiress who finds herself living away from the luxury she’s used to after an accident at a destination proposal gone wrong leaves her suffering from amnesia.

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On Black Friday, Damian revealed that his new single from the soundtrack of the film is out and dropped on Spotify and all music streaming platforms.

The track is titled, Must Be Christmas, and for all of Michael’s fans from his singing days as rock star, Danny Romalotti, you will enjoy getting to hear him sing all these years later.

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So, will you be adding Michael’s ‘Must Be Christmas’ to your holiday playlist? Let us know in the comment section below.

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In Netflix’s The Noel Diary, Hartley takes on the role of Jacob Turner, a successful novelist who gets a shocking phone call from his estranged mother’s lawyer. He informs Jacob that his mother has died.

Now, returning home to settle his mother’s estate, ‘Jake’ meets a young woman named Rachel (Station 19’s, Barrett Doss).  We find out she is searching for information on her birth mother, who she believes worked as the Turner family’s nanny many years ago.  As Jake and Rachel set out together to confront their pasts, an old diary may hold the key to unlocking their connection, while opening up their hearts to an unexpected future.

The Noel Diary also stars: Essence Atkins, Bonnie Bedelia, James Remar, and Treat Williams.

Hartley posted some pics from the film on his Instagram adding, “Sending out a few images from my upcoming film, #TheNoelDiary! Coming to @Netflix on November 24th.”

You can check out the trailer below.

Then let us know if ‘The Noel Diary’ may be on your watch list for Turkey Day via the comment section.

 

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