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Y&R's Michelle Stafford Becomes Social Media Ambassador for The ACM Awards This Weekend!

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In another great show of synergy, CBS  is utilizing the talents of The Young and the Restless, Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) as the very special Social Media Ambassador during Sunday night’s upcoming Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM) special on CBS and throughout the weekend!  This is a perfect extra gig for Michelle, as we know she loves Country music, plus she gets to head to Las Vegas where the award ceremony is being held!

Look for Michelle, during the weekend and throughout the live broadcast of the awards show, as viewers will get to see her interviewing performers and nominees; go backstage; watch rehearsals and hit the red carpet, all at the CBS website.

What you need to do to be part of the action,  is follow Michelle on Twitter to get all the real-time tweets and special coverage. Go to @TheRealStafford.  The ACM awards air this Sunday April 7 at 8 pm EST on CBS.

Stafford’s appearance is part of  #CBSTweetWeek whick kicks-off today Thursday, April 4 though Wednesday, April 10, with CBS Television Network’s biggest stars and creative talent signing on to chat live with fans. This #CBSTweetWeek, fans will have direct access to talent from their favorite primetime shows plus, for the first time, stars from CBS’s top-rated daytime lineup will also participate. In addition, CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network analysts will be tweeting live during the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Final Four and Championship game, and Academy of Country Music Awards social media ambassador Michelle Stafford from Y&R will provide live updates from the special in Las Vegas.

#CBSTweetWeek will be hosted in the CBS Connect Lounge on CBS.com where fans can attend a virtual lounge and chat live with CBS stars, producers and creative talent. Many stars will be tweeting during the East Coast broadcasts of their respective programs and taking fan questions, posting photos and videos, sharing insights on the making of the episodes, offering commentary, and more.  In the lounge, fans will also be able to follow conversation streams related to their favorite CBS shows and chat live with other fans.

To participate, fans can visit the CBS Connect Lounge on CBS.com, which is also optimized for access via mobile devices, and log in with their Twitter accounts to pose questions to CBS stars and talent during the scheduled times detailed below. Fans can also join the conversation on Twitter by following the show-specific hashtags listed below, #CBSTweetWeek, or by tweeting the talent’s Twitter handle when submitting questions directly from Twitter.

Now below check out a little video from Michelle promoting her being named Social Media Ambassador for the ACM’s! Will you be following updates from Michelle Stafford this weekend? Let us know!

 

General Hospital

(WATCH) GH’s Genie Francis Shares: “I Just Have a Hard Time Believing, In My Heart, That The Great Luke Spencer Died in an Accident”

Today’s Friday episode of General Hospital, is set to feature the funeral of the iconic Luke Spencer (Tony Geary).

While family and friends will gather on the Haunted Star to memorialize him, what been teased by the ABC daytime drama is it will also set a whole storyline in motion.

ABC7 entertainment guru, George Pennacchio, spoke to several of the GH cast, who are involved in the episode including: Luke Spencer’s long-time love, Laura played by Genie Francis.

Francis exclaimed on the whole story: “I just have a hard time believing, in my heart, that the great Luke Spencer died in an accident.  No one stays dead on a soap. I don’t know how many times I’ve been dead. Really!”

Genie added: “I feel like they’re setting the stage, really, for a wonderful comeback and I’m going to keep my fingers crossed for that.”

Luke’s longtime friend played by Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) shared: “And has it actually happened? I mean, frankly, we have a little urn about this big that’s supposed to contain him and that’s it.”

And Luke’s sister, Bobbie, played by Jackie Zeman, also weighed-in if Luke is really a-goner: “Sometimes you get these little red herrings so, as you know, George, you know, you never really know.”

Watch Pennacchio chat with the GH stars below.

Now weigh-in, do you believe Luke is very much alive and well? Held captive, or “dead” dead? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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As The World Turns

Lisa Brown to be Honored In Virtual Interview With ’42nd Street’ Co-Star Lee Roy Reams

Coming up on a very special edition of The Locher Room, the show will honor beloved ATWT and GL actress, Lisa Brown, who passed away at the end of November in 2021.

Since Lisa was never able to participate in an episode of the series, host Alan Locher is welcoming longtime Broadway star, Lee Roy Reams, who starred along with Brown on the Great White Way in 42nd Street.

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It was one of Lisa’s wishes to have Reams interviewed on The Locher Room.  Lee Roy will chat on his almost 40-year friendship with Lisa, memories of working together, as well as his storied career.

Some of Ream’s other credits include leading Broadway roles in: The Producers, Beauty & The Beast, La Cage Aux Folles, Hello Dolly!, An Evening with Jerry Herman, Applause, Lorelei, Oklahoma and Sweet Charity.

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Circle Thursday, January 27th at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m. PST for the interview and you can watch the livestream here.

So, glad to know that the incredible Lisa Brown will be honored through the appearance of Lee Roy Reams on The Locher Room? Comment below.

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General Hospital

ESPN Sports Personality and ‘General Hospital’ Guest Star, Stephen A. Smith Reveals COVID-19 Nearly Took His Life

In a harrowing account of coming down with Covid-19, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, who also has a recurring role on General Hospital as Brick, revealed his battle over the holidays that led to him being hospitalized because of the severity of his symptoms.

On Monday, Smith returned to his co-hosting gig on ESPN’s First Take and it was there he shared what happened during his breakthrough case of Covid.  Stephen had been fully vaccinated. Smith said that he had tested positive late in December and wound up in the hospital with pneumonia in both lungs over New Years.

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Stephen A. discussed the details, expressing:  “I had 103 degree fever every night. Woke up with chills and a pool of sweat. Headaches were massive. Coughing profusely. And it got to a point where right before New Year’s Eve, I was in the hospital into New Year’s Day. That’s how I brought in the New Year.”

He went on to say about contracting Covid-19: “For me personally, it hit me differently. (Doctors) told me, had I not been vaccinated, I wouldn’t be here. That’s how bad I was. I had pneumonia in both lungs. My liver was bad, and it ravaged me to the point where even now I have to monitor my volume, get to the gym every day … I’m still not 100% with my lungs, but I’m Covid negative … I’m on the road to recovery.”

On a happier note, Smith shared how glad he was to be back at work after testing negative: “I’m ecstatic to be back. I’ve missed being at work. I’ve used more sick days in the last month than I’ve used in my 28-year career in this business.  And I can’t tell you how lucky and sincerely blessed I am to be sitting here with you guys today because two-and-a-half, three weeks ago, I didn’t know if I was gonna make it.”

So, glad to know Stephen A. is on the mend from a very scary bout with Covid? Share your thoughts in the comment section

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