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Y&R's Michelle Stafford hosts ACME Saturday Night Photo Gallery!

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Over the weekend, The Young and the Restless, Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) took her turn at hosting ACME Saturday Night, the SNL-type sketch comedy sketch show performed with the hilarious ACME comedy troupe.

On-Air On-Soaps was in attendance to see Michelle and we have to report that of all the soap stars that have taken their turn at the hosting chores and as special guest, it was Michelle’s performance that stood tall among all the rest. (And yes, Christian LeBlanc’s is right up there, too).

From her opening monologue where she supposed to be interrupted by an ACME comedy troupe member but isn’t (for awhile anyway), to her turn as an offbeat psychiatrist who while in session with her patient is prone to bursts of phrases like, “OMG”, to playing one-half of a deadbeat couple who are so bored with each other they try to come up with banal conversation, to a turn as “herself” on a Oprah-like talk show where the host tries to get her to name the biological father of her baby, Michelle played it all to the hilt with an infectious delivery, humor, and yet sparks of realism that made it completely relatable to the audience.

The ACME house was packed on Saturday night with many soap stars in attendance to cheer on Michelle including her castmates, Christian LeBlanc, Christel Khalil, Michael Muhney and Peter Bergman.  The Bay’s Lilly Melgar, and DAYS Arianne Zuker with husband, Kyle Lowder,  and Mark Hapka also were there.  The musical trio of Chalk FarM was the musical guest and performed two songs, one which we can’t get out of her head and loved called, Lie on Lie.

View the photo gallery of the show and the night after below! And remember, to view all 15 images in the gallery make sure to click on the NEXT GROUP icon to the right of the + symbol on the slideshow.  Also, make sure to view the video of the entire show here!

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Photo credits: JPI Studios

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Megan
Megan

Thank you for posting the wonderful pictures of Michelle’s performance Saturday night! They were really amazing. She did such a great job. 🙂

Thanks again!

patty
patty

Love the photos and I love Michelle! She is awesome!

JimTolkien
JimTolkien

Michelle Stafford is such an AMAZING actress and person! I simply adore her!! Thank you for posting the amazing pictures of her and her fellow cast members who were there to support her. It’s great seeing them outside of Y&R.

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‘Bachelor’ Creator Mike Fleiss Slapped With Restraining Order After Allegedly Attacking Wife; Demanding She Have An Abortion

In what is now become sadly its own soap opera, the creator of ‘The Bachelor” franchise, Mike Fleiss and his wife, Laura are in the middle of a media frenzy this week after reports surfaced on Wednesday that Laura filed a restraining order against him following an argument and altercation allegedly over Fleiss demanding she have an abortion, as she is presently pregnant with his second child.

As more information came to light Mike had filed for divorce last week earlier after five years of marriage citing irreconcilable differences, according to court documents. It was listed their separation date was on July 7.  In addition, Mike requested joint legal and physical custody of their young son, Benjamin,

Shortly after the divorce filing, Laura who is a former Miss America from Wisconsin (Laura Kaeppeler), winning the crown in 2012, then filed an emergency domestic violence restraining order on Mike. In her claim, she says he physically attacked her and “demanded” she get an abortion. This allegedly went down over the July 4th weekend,  Court documents state that Laura is ten weeks pregnant at this time.

In addition, Laura alleges that Fleiss informed her: ‘If you have an abortion, then we can just go back to the way we were.’”  She went on to say: “Prior to July 4th, Mike threatened me that if I did not have an abortion, he would end the marriage.  This was not the first time he had threatened a divorce during our marriage, but now, he was using this threat as leverage to force me to have an abortion. In addition, on July 4th, Mike made the following statements to me: ‘I am cutting you off financially Monday morning’; ‘You are paying for everything with your money’; ‘Next time I see you, I don’t want to see your stomach’; and ‘You have a choice, you can choose. Have an abortion or go back to Wisconsin, but you are not taking Ben.’”

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Fleiss defended himself in the documents obtained by The Blast: “I have not hurt, attacked, or attempted to physically harm Laura or our child, Benjamin Fleiss ‘Ben,’ in any way., Laura was the aggressor during the incident and physically attacked me. I tried to get away from her as she was chasing me and hitting me. I have security footage from our home that shows the incident, which the Court can review.”

He also added that: “After the incident, Laura was initially remorseful. I was leaving Hawaii for work commitments in Los Angeles. I spent time with Ben at the house in Hawaii prior to leaving for Los Angeles. A few days after the incident, Laura stopped all communication with me. “I don’t know where Ben is and I want custody of him because of Laura’s instability.”

On Thursday, Radar Online released text messages provided by Fleiss to the courts from his estranged wife.

Meanwhile, Warner Brothers, the company behind the “Bachelor” franchise said of the incident and the status of Fleiss with this series: We are aware of these serious allegations, and are looking into them.”

So, do you think Fleiss should be, or will be asked to step away from ‘The Bachelor’ franchise in lieu of this domestic dispute and violence issue? Comment below.

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With Talk Of Nikolas On GH, Tyler Christopher Says: “I’ve Always Said I Would Never Close That Door From My Side”

On recent episodes of ABC’s General Hospital, a few of the key characters in the life of the “late” Nikolas Cassadine spoke about him including: his on-screen mother, Laura (Genie Francis), his ex, Hayden Barnes (Rebecca Budig), and a woman who would have been poised to be a new love interest, Ava (Maura West).

So with the name-drops and mentions in recent weeks, could the character who was shot by Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) and fell out a glass window on a balcony, be making a return soon and be very much alive?

Soap fans tweeted at the actor most known for his role as Nikolas Cassadine (in which he won a Daytime Emmy for his performance), and former Days of our Lives star, Tyler Christopher, to see what his thoughts were on what could be happening on General Hospital with the character.

Tyler made this statement to his Twitter followers: “You are all very sweet to be so loyaI as you always are. I know they are talking about Nikolas as of late. I’ve always said I would never close that door from my side. I just want to thank you all for always rooting for me and the character. I grew up with him as many of u have.”

For over 20 years, Christopher had played the role of the dark prince of the Cassadines.  When he went on leave from the series in 2016, he was replaced by Nick Stabile, who was Nikolas at the time of the character’s supposed death.

Later, Tyler debut on Days of our Lives and took on the role of the newly created character of Stefan O DiMera.  He was also nominated earlier this year for a Daytime Emmy for Lead Actor for his performance in that role.

Longtime fans of GH have also been active on social media hoping that somehow GH could find a way to bring back both Tyler, as well as his on-screen TV brother, Jonathan Jackson (Ex-Lucky) so Laura could also have her sons back on the canvas.

So, do you think GH is about to bring Nikolas back?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Y&R’s Loren Lott Gets Her Opening Title Sequence Credit; Shares Her ‘Reaction’ Via Video Post

It’s a big day when you get your face in the opening title sequence of the iconic The Young and the Restless – those turns, those stares, all signature style of the top-rated soap.

For Loren Lott, she is now appearing in the opening sequence for the first time since she arrived on the scene in Genoa City as Devon’s (Bryton James) sister, Ana Hamilton.

When Lott saw herself in the opening, she posted it on her Instagram account with this reaction: “Omg ahhhh!!! My first TV intro. Not really sure how I ended up in the intro. I was on the show for 9 months. And I look delicious. Like a really good cookie in all that cream! With a splash a caramel (hi Bryton lol)! That’s some bomb ice cream lol Not gonna lie I screamed. I may have peed a little. Eeep!! Lol this was a very pleasant surprise! Thanx @youngandrestlesscbs @cbsdaytime@sonytvofficial !! #blessed”

Then if you watch the video of her reaction below, Lott does a hilarious turn as many have seen You Tubers do with their own videos – complete with quick cuts and oh-so-funny moments.  Check it out.

Now let us know, are you enjoying Loren on Y&R? What do you hope happens for Ana? Comment below.

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