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Y&R's Melody Thomas Scott on Emmy snub, Nikki hitting the sauce & Nikki's new man!

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How fun it is! We all wait for poor Nikki Newman to be pushed to the edge so she will crack open those tiny little hotel room bottles of booze and begin to drink herself into oblivion! And no one does that better then The Young and the Restless‘, Melody Thomas Scott!  Now with Victor marrying her nemesis, Diane, and finding out that Deacon set her up to become a boozy mess along with Meggie, that is enough to drive anyone for a drink…or two… or three…or…

The legendary soap actress caught up with TV Guide and talked about  her shocking Daytime Emmy snub for Lead Actress in the pre-noms, a new man headed into Nikki’s life, and playing Nikki falling apart at the seams. Plus she reveals how she lost some thirty pounds post neck surgery and looks better than ever.  Here are a few excerpts!

Melody on the Daytime Emmy snub:  “There are many reasons why an actor wouldn’t check the box opposite my name on an Emmy ballot! I totally get it! I am many things, but a politician isn’t one of them. I don’t rally. I don’t campaign.  Here it is in a nutshell. My daughter Elizabeth gasped when she heard [about the pre-nom ballot]. “What? You’re not on the list, Mom?” I replied, “Oh, honey, that’s old news. I guess I forgot to tell you. Don’t worry about it.” And then I went into the kitchen to work on Baby Shower Central. (NOTE: her daughter is expecting twins)I’d rather have two angel babies than two angel wings!”

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Melody on if Nikki will remain a drunk and manless:  “Well, I don’t mean to tease you… [Laughs] well, actually, yes I do! Deacon may have a little competition coming his way.  There’s going to be a third man in Nikki’s life. I can’t really go into detail or tell you his identity yet but it is very unexpected.”

Melody on an upcoming disturbing episode to her where Nikki lies to her kids and Katherine that she has been drinking: ” I felt horrible! It was like a punch in my stomach. I realized this was a line Nikki has never crossed. She has never deceived her children. She has never sunk to that level. It was a hugely impactful moment for me. And then her best friend, Kay [Jeanne Cooper], is also sniffing around thinking Nikki is drinking, and Nikki is lying to her, too. So it’s all really horrible and really dicey. It’s not looking good for Nikki at all.” (Laughs)

So soapers, who do you think the new man could be in Nikki’s life? Let us know!

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Katie Louise
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Katie Louise

I am upset Melody was snubbed. She is more awesome and amazing each year! She has kept me glued to Y&R! I happen to love Nikki away from Victor. Melody looks gorgeous these days too! Ok, I am so looking forward to Deacon getting some competition! I wonder if it is this new guy coming on the show as the veterinarian (ok, I read rumors and spoilers).
Congratulations on her daughter having twins! No way is Melody going to be a (ok, I’m sputtering around like Phyllis on Y&R) grand_____.

ethel
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ethel

i really think this 3rd man will be jack abbot & if it is i can not wait to see how it plays out!!

Sarah
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Sarah

What a wonderful, classy interview ! MTS deserved the nom, but I love how she takes it all in stride ! 🙂

eileen caverly
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eileen caverly

They could put Niki with anyone as long as it’s not Victor. Victor is starting to look a lot older and I think Niki should be with someone younger. Only one thing that Niki needs, because she is a sharp woman – get her some good undergarments.

kay killgore
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kay killgore

I knew it was all politics she has ben great this year! Classy enough to not whine about it! GO Melody!

Ann
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Ann

I think the mystery man is Jack too. In Victor’s Christmas episode, Jack and Nikki were married so I’m thinking that was a huge hint of what is to come. Jack would be awesome helping Nikki in her recovery.

Kalamaty
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Kalamaty

That’s an awesome interview! I love how she is so non-chalant about not getting the Emmy nom, but it sucks for her fans because we would love to see her get the accolades that she SO richly deserves for her years long portrayal of Nikki. BTW…. she is looking EXTRA gorgeous these days, now I know why!! Right on Melody….. she is absolutely fit and fabulous at 55!

mike
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mike

My guess is Tucker, the actor doesn’t have chemistry with anyone else on the show why not try Nikki.

notme
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notme

Good for you classy Melody, you don’t an award to know your work is appreciated, Love You!!

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Brad Schmidt Steps in Temporarily for Johnny Wactor on General Hospital

Temporary recasts have been a common occurrence on ABC’s General Hospital, of late, but they have kept the characters and actions going when the actors have to step out of their role for a short term due to a myriad of reasons.

Now comes word that actor Brad Schmidt temporarily is filling-in for Johnny Wactor in the role of Brando Corbin.

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Soap Opera Digest revealed the fill-in casting news in their latest issue on newsstands now.

No intel on what GH airdates Schmidt will be replacing Wactor in, but they should be coming up very shortly.

In his career, Schmidt actually appeared on As the World Turns and Guiding Light back in 2002, and has been seen in numerous primetime series including: Summerland, House of Lies and Yellowstone. 

Wactor started his run as Brando back in 2020 on GH.

Interestingly enough, Wactor’s on-screen lady love, Sofia Mattsson (Sasha) was recently replaced on-screen by her own sister, Helena Mattsson for a few episodes, and now it looks like the tables will be turned for Sofia acting with Wactor’s fill-in.

So, check out Brad on upcoming episodes of GH, and then let us know what you thought of him.  Comment below.

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Another World Alum and ‘Goodfellas’ Star Ray Liotta Dead at 67

In yet another heartbreaking death, motion picture and television star, Ray Liotta, has passed away at 67-years-old.

According to reports, Liotta was shooting a movie called Dangerous Waters in the Dominic Republic when he died in his sleep.  Jacy Nittolo, Ray’s fiancée had traveled with him.

Soap fans fondly remember Liotta’s soap start as Joey Perrini on NBC’s Another World from 1978-81.

Born on December 18, 1954, in Newark, NJ, Liotta studied acting at the University of Miami before coming to Bay City and Another World.

Ray’s impressive list of film credits includes: Goodfellas, Field of Dreams, Hannibal, the Silence of the Lambs, John Q, The Iceman, Marriage Story, among so many others.

He also set executive produce a series for A&E. a docuseries called the Five Families, about the dramatic rise and fall of the New York’s mafia’s families.

Liotta won a Primetime Emmy in 2005 for his guest stint on ER and was a two-time SAG Award nominee for the 2015 miniseries Texas Rising and 1998 telefilm The Rat Pack.

Ray leaves behind his daughter, Karsen.

Share your thoughts and condolences on the sudden death of Ray Liotta in the comment section below. But first, watch some scenes of Ray’s early days on Another World below.

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‘This Is Us’ Series Finale Scores 6.4 Million Viewers and 1.3 in Key Demo; Bests Since November 2020

Last night’s This Is Us series finale wrapped up the story of the Pearson family with a tender episode that saw the NBC drama nab some of its best ratings numbers since November of 2020.

According to NBC, the final was watched by 6.4 million viewers and a 1.3 rating in the key 18-49 demo.  That marks the highest demo rating since November 10, 2020 and the highest total viewer count since November 17, 2020.

Throughout its six season run, This Is Us continued to be the top broadcast-rated drama every season.

In addition the grand finale also scored amazingly well all across social media, generating 1.5 million interactions across platforms from Twitter to Instagram.

So, what did you think of the series finale of This Is Us? Share your thoughts below.

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