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Y&R’s Melissa Claire Egan Baby Shower with Cast and Friends (Photos)

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This past Friday, Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea) was treated to a very special baby shower for her newborn on the way by some of her castmates: Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe), Greg Rikaart (Kevin), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) and Joshua Morrow (Nick).

The gathering was held at The Grove near CBS Television City, where Y&R tapes.

Attending were not only the hosts, but Missy’s other castmates including: Brytni Sarpy (Elena), Bryton James (Devon), Peter Bergman (Jack), Camryn Grimes (Mariah), Mishael Morgan (Amanda), and more.

On her Instagram, Melissa had some special shout-outs to those who worked to put together the baby shower for her: “I’m so lucky to have a job I love so much, playing a role I love so much, with THESE PEOPLE THAT I LOVE SO MUCH!! Beyond grateful. Thank you @e.c.hendrickson, @gregrikaart, @therealstafford, & @joshuamorrowyr for throwing me my work baby shower. I’m spoiled and I know it!!! Thank you guys, and thanks to all you amazingly supportive fans who watch the show, and have sent your love my way during this time. It will forever mean the world to me, @katrosar, and this new little man💙”

Take a look at some of the moments from the baby shower through our photo gallery below.

Now that Missy is on maternity leave from Y&R, share your well-wishes to her and dad-to-be Matt Katrosar via the comment section.

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Congrats and blessings!! But, back to Y&R—-Sharon has no worries about her’missing’ daughter—-makes no sense. Yet, Adam is on her mind. Ok. Whatever. Jack is revisiting his teen years where he’s not thinking with his head—Hmmmm. I beg TPTB to please get rid of Sally and Tara. If the show wants to lose viewers, then keep them—–Sally is over-the-top annoying, and Tara’s face looks like she’s constantly constipated. The ridiculous pained expression on her face is not very attractive. The best thing to have happen would be to discover that the DNA test regarding Harrison’s paternity has been compromised. Thus,… Read more »

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Celia: Yes, yes, yes, and Yes! Sharon just needs to cut Rey loose and jump on Adam’s, uh, hope to have them reconcile. Sally acts like a cartoon character, every look and gesture is too big and melodramatic. Tara, the Queen of Pale Polyester, is beyond low. She’s not a fun villain, like Victor or like Ava Jerome used to be. Tara’s just annoying; whether it’s constipation or just catatonia I don’t even care anymore. Just get RID OF HER! As far as Mariah’s absence, you know we’re in trouble when Tessa is the most clued in that something’s wrong.… Read more »

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OMG, Soaphound!!—I’m with you 100%!! You’re too funny!! You describe Sally to the letter—-if her mouth did not exaggeratedly move all over her face, she’d be less antipathetic. Tara, Tara, Tara—firstly, if TPTB wanted to impress the viewer and Kyle with a femme fatale, a full-figured character would be fitting for the role. She has a very adolescent-boy-like body, lacking that certain je ne sais quoi element and come hither characteristic/quality. My Italian mother-in-law calls her the fake “Veronica Piangente”, the pius woman—this saint, would wipe the tears and sweat off the afflicted’s faces — thus, “piangente”, meaning, crying. Moses… Read more »

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PS—Soaphound, I’ve never liked Tessa—ever!!— Yes, I know she supposedly loves Mariah to death, pardon the pun, but Tessa is the ‘death’ of her. I’ve had my suspicions about her forever—-is she aware of something? Does she know Mariah’s kidnapper? Was her disappearance orchestrated and executed by Tessa? Hmmmm. Gee—I’m watching as I’m typing—-Poor, poor, vitimized Tara—what a sycophant!! Does her raspy voice and lamentation equate to Circe’s siren song? No way!! More fool Kyle and his father —to fall for such guile makes them look like idiots!! Kyle is young—understandable. But, Jack? I wonder if Jack is just playing… Read more »

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Oh Celia, I WISH Jack could figure these vixens out on his own. But alas, when has he ever? I do, however, love watching Phyllis in battle mode. FINALLY, these two vindictive users are starting to sweat. No thanks to the Abbott men. Heck, Amanda is more clued in than Kyle or Jack. I bet Mrs. Martinez is also more aware than they are!

Celia
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Yeah—-right on, Soaphound!! LOL. I am not a fan of Jack’s —-Y&R is my favorite soap, however. I’ve been watching since the tender age of forever!! I guess ( and this is so redundant on my part) Sharon’s and Nick’s love reeled me in. I don’t quite recall the year, but I was a pre-teen with stars in my eyes — I don’t know why, but Jack still rubs me the wrong way. So, if he is blind to both Sally’s and Tara’s machinations, then he deserves whatever befalls him as a consequence. These writers are turning him into a… Read more »

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Thanks, Celia, for including Kelly in that group of extraordinary actresses. She’s become my favorite GH lady, along with Maura West. And Michelle Stafford’s recent performances are due for legendary status. The other day when she hollered at Jack, “This is MY DAUGHTER’S life they’re messing with!”, you could see the tears forming and her face lighting on fire. It was an ECSTATIC moment.

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heeeeyy Celia 🙂

WOHA! She is huge! is she having triplets ??
and———–
Sharon and Adam are like rock&roll- they will never die !!
and———-
Sally and Tara are already being set up for their departure.
and———–
Harrison is a con, not going to be Kyles.
and————
Y&R stinks of roadkill…YUCK!

Soaphound
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Oh su000, if I hear the name of poor, delicate, sensitive little Harrison invoked once more..!! He’s gonna be “permanently scarred” from Ashland’s little tantrum. Really? How about when he finds out what a treacherous schemer his mommy is? Between this spoiled little brat and the “Wiley Mania” that’s infected Port Charles, I feel like today’s kids are going to grow up with the strength and resilience of a wet paper towel.

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hi Soaphound 🙂
Harrison won’t remember any of it..
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he won’t be scared for life..
Harrison will be a millionaire by age 16- lol
He will be well to do..
I don’t know know how old he is but by looking at him
and me trying to recall anything at thata ge. nope, I got nada! lol

Celia
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As usual, SusieQ— you are forever the in-your-face poster—I love it!! You make my day!!
Yup, Sharon should untie her wedded apron strings and jump Adam. I wasn’t into them at first because of the age difference? But, hey–they work!! Ray is too tame–
I am almost certain Harrison is not Kyle’s —unless the role of Kyle will be recast.

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So good to hear your voice again! Once more, you are spot-on with the misguided storylines for characters that ought to know better.

I’m still waiting for Sally to connect with Adam once he returns to the “dark side” where he belongs.

Missed story ideas: Ashland and Tara “faked all of this” just to get everything from both the Newmans’ and Abbotts’ businesses. And, as ugly as it sounds– the Amanda story should find that her grandfather is more than her grandfather…. never mind.

Celia
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Hey, Ron—-long time, my friend. I see you are doing well—-missed your satirical wit. I just noticed your comment, albeit I am not sure it was meant for me. I haven’t been receiving any notifications—I have to go to the site to find out. More houses are going up in this street ( it’s actually a circle) and my husband and I think it’s interfering with the cable system. My phone has a mind of its own—so does my tablet. Anyway—WOW—-you surely give a mind boggling spin’s story—–veeeery inteereesting!! LOL Wouldn’t that stir the already fetid pot!! DOUBLE WOW about… Read more »

Ron
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Hello, again– yes, the Sutton inference was where I was going. I couldn’t seen any other reason why Amanda’s mother would be willing to go to prison to save his neck except she really truly wants to keep something kept secret.
Cable systems and missed notifications: welcome to the 21st century. Here’s hoping “infrastructure” will happen!
Don’t recall when we last corresponded, but did I tell you my eldest ended up choosing Syracuse? Loves it… we love it… would love to move out there somewhere!
Take care… I don’t like misusing these boards.

Celia
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I certainly do remember, Ron—-glad your son has settled in—liking a College’s ambiance; feeling part of its “walls”, per se, is right up there with a student’s well-being—Wish him the best in all his endeavors.
I love both Syracuse proper, and its outskirts. It’s very reminiscent of some parts of Toronto (Canada) and environs.
I wouldn’t mind living there myself.
We are human, Ron—-sometimes we get caught with personal conversations—no worries—albeit, your thoughts about certain people on Y&R are still circling in my head. LOL—can’t wait until it all plays out!!

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Ron Sally and Adam? That’s kind of out in left field isn’t it, but on the Soaps anything can and does happen. My money is on Rey and Chelsea only because Rey has been singing her praises for a while now, even before escorting her on her trip to be with her mother. Even Sharon noticed, who by the way is looking a little different to me, some facial work maybe? This Tara and Ashland thing is a mystery for sure, especially if he’s faking his illness, poor Victoria. I can not wait for Phyllis to bust those two bitches,… Read more »

Ron
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Thank you for the laughs regarding Phyllis. Tara, Sally– 3 witches going after one another!
I do agree with you that Rey and Chelsea are rather chummy; it’ll be an interesting storyline when Melissa returns from the pregnancy. A friend mentioned something about Adam and Chloe growing closer– that would be an interesting twist. If that’s the case, then he’s using her to prove she helped Chelsea frame him. We shall see.

Celia
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Hey, Ron,—-the more I think about your words, the more I see the scheme unfolding.
I think you are right—Ashland and Tara are working together—-even going as far as tampering with Harrison’s DNA test and he proposing marriage to Victoria.
Golly Gee, LOL…..Chances are Ashland is broke—that’s why he’s selling real estate and notable art.
Exactly the reason why Lauren is having difficulties with Tara not producing “documents”—
So intricate, yet so simple—Voila’

Soaphound
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That is one party I’d love to have attended. All the fun ladies and gorgeous Greg and Joshua. Soap stars seem so much happier and supportive of one another than film stars. When I read some of the bios of stars like Steve McQueen and James Dean, I get shivers. All that paranoia and neuroses. Of course there are also stars renowned for their kindness and humility with coworkers and crew, like Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, Natalie Wood. Soap stars just seem like more fun!

Violet Lemm
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Congrats to Melissa and hubby. So exciting to be waiting for their new son. So nice remembering her, Elizabeth Hendrickson and Rebecca Buddig, who were all together on AMC.Too bad Billy Miller who played Melissa’s psychotic brother on that same show wasn’t there. Of course he would have stolen the attention away from the baby business. I really miss him playing Billy or anyone, actually. This Billy has been getting on my nerves lately, always sneaking around trying to dig up dirt on someone and will never believe he’s as much in love with Lily as he professes.There is nothing… Read more »

Jacqueline
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Jacqueline

Congrats. What a joyous time. Sending warm thoughts and prayers. What a nice shower your friends gave you.

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Guiding Light’s Robert Newman Pays Tribute to the Brilliance of Lisa Brown

On Sunday, longtime Guiding Light mainstay, Robert Newman (Ex-Josh Lewis), shared a heartfelt message on his Facebook page on the death of his former co-star, Lisa Brown (Ex-Nola Reardon).

As previously reported, Brown passed away earlier this week at the age of 67 from cancer. She portrayed the beloved role of Nola on the CBS soap opera from 1980-1985 and was front and center in many stories which featured Nola’s antics, fantasies, and of course, her love affair with Quint, the late Michael Tylo.

In his message on Brown’s death, Robert Newman expressed: “I was greatly saddened to hear of the sudden death of the great Lisa Brown. When I first joined the show in 1981, Lisa was pretty much the center of everything. A real whirlwind. Her work with the late Michael Tylo was fantastic. I particularly have fond memories of Nola’s fantasies …Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, etc. I don’t think I was ever a part of those fantasies, but I remember watching them being taped in the studio and she was just amazing.”

Newman goes on to say: “One of my fondest Lisa memories, however, was sitting in the audience at the Winter Garden Theater in NYC watching Lisa head up the cast of 42nd Street with Lee Roy Reams in 1981 or so. It was one of those times when you see a colleague that you know from one genre, Daytime Drama, in an entirely different genre, Musical Comedy, and you are completely surprised and blown away. Again, she was just fantastic in the role and I as a fellow musical comedy performer, I had great, great respect for her. Below is a clip from a television performance of her as Peggy in 42nd Street. Her death at such a young age is a great loss to the daytime community. Love and prayers to her family and friends.”

Michael Fairman TV also shares below the video posted by Robert below, which reminds us of just how multi-talented Lisa was for her fans, the audience, and to all that knew her. On a personal note: “Lisa always performed at the ‘Night of the Daytime Stars’ benefit for AMFAR in New York City during the AIDS pandemic that I created and produced.  It was the annual event held the night before the Daytime Emmys, and she was always willing to lend her support and talents to help others in need.”

Share your thoughts on Robert Newman’s remembrance of Lisa Brown via the comment section.

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Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson Share Disagreement with Each Other Over Vaccine Mandate; Will Continue ‘Stone Cold and the Jackal’ Shows In 2022

On the latest episode of their That’s Awesome podcast with Steve and Bradford, released over the Thanksgiving holiday, General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) and Steve Burton (Ex-Jason Morgan) took some moments to address how Steve’s decision to not adhere to the ABC and GH Covid-19 vaccine mandate (which caused the two-time Daytime Emmy-winning star to be let go from the show) would affect their live shows, podcasts, content moving forward, as well as if it has caused a riff in their friendship.

When addressing listeners of the podcast, Anderson shared the the two would continue on with their projects, but that he disagreed with Burton’s decision to not follow the GH vaccine mandate.

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Bradford expressed: “If you know us, and know are brand, if you will, it’s built on friendships, and like all friends, we have disagreements.  I disagree with Steve’s decision and he knows that. But over are years of friendships, we have had plenty of discussions about this and other topics, and sometimes we agree and sometimes we don’t, but at the end of the day we are still friends.”

Steve added: “We usually don’t get into decisive things on the show.  Look, I have a right to believe in what I want, and you have a right to believe in what you want, and that’s what makes this country great and we have never been about division.”  In addition, Steve was clear that he has not agreed to any interviews at this time on the subject of his exit, and that he is already moving on, sharing: “I am just grateful for my time at General Hospital and the people and the friendships I have made there, especially with the fans.  I have had an incredible life. Listen, I’m OK. I’m at peace. I ‘m moving forward and I am excited about it.  Like I said in my video, when one door closes, multiple doors open, and that’s what happened already.  I’ve gotten a lot of requests for interviews that I don’t want to do, because I don’t want division … that’s the bottom line.”

Look for Anderson and Burton to hit the road in 2022 and continue with their successful Stone Cold and the Jackal live comedy show and appearances.

What did you think about how Steve and Bradford addressed their disagreement on the vaccine mandate within the podcast? Will you be seeing Steve and Bradford live if they come to your town in 2022? Comment below.

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Christian LeBlanc Marks 30 Years as Y&R’s Michael Baldwin; Soap Plans Special Episode to Air in January

Three-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Christian LeBlanc, is celebrating today his 30th anniversary in the role of Michael Baldwin.

He began his portrayal of the legal eagle troubled bad boy back on November 26th, 1991. Since that time the character of Michael has evolved into one of the fan favorites in Genoa City.

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The Young and the Restless has revealed that coming in early January 2022, Christian and “Michael Baldwin” will have a special episode dedicated to them to honor the milestone.

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LeBlanc has won the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Daytime Emmy in 2005, 2007, and 2009 for his riveting performances.

Photo: JPI

To make the occasion on Friday, Christian and Y&R celebrated his 30 years with a special look-back video of some of his most memorable moments where LeBlanc provided commentary.  You can check it out below.

Share your congrats to Christian for 30 years on a job well-done on The Young and the Restless via the comment section.

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