Errol Lewis, Editor in Chief
With Billy Miller unable to reach a new deal with Sony Pictures Television, CBS' "The Young and the Restless" will soon say goodbye to the actor and hello again to David Tom, who originated the role of an adult Billy Abbott in 1999. News of Miller's exit and Tom's return was first reported by Michael Logan of TV Guide Magazine on Twitter, but has since been confirmed by Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, CBS Daytime, also on Twitter.
To benefit Habitat for Humanity, fans of "As The World Turns" icon, Eileen Fulton (ex-Lisa Grimaldi) will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear from the actress as she discusses her career, personal endeavors and much, much more. The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, November 24 at 7:00 PM at the Metropolitan Room, located at 34 West 22nd Street, New York, NY. There is a $25 cover to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Additionally, there is a 2 drink minimum. For reservations call (212) 206-0440.
On her official Facebook page, "All My Children" star Jill Larson (Opal Cortlandt) broke her social media silence after it became apparent earlier this week that Prospect Park was not moving forward with a new season of either "All My Children" or "One Life to Live," at least "at this time," according to the actress.
You've already heard from Debbi Morgan and Cady McClain, but what about the other stars of "All My Children" who've recently learned that Prospect Park will not be forging ahead with a second season of the supposed "anytime" soap opera. Putting together all the tweets (at the time of this posting), Soap Opera Network has compiled a list of what some of the actors are saying about the demise of "AMC" 2.0 on social media.
On Friday, November 8, Soap Opera Network reported that SOAPnet, now the old way to watch soaps, would cease operation on December 31, 2013 at 11:59:59 ET. In a piece by the Los Angeles Times, Ben Pyne, president of global distribution for Disney Media Networks, said, "SOAPnet had a great run." He added, "It served an audience of super-soap fans. And when given the opportunity, all of our affiliates kept the channel up and running." The affiliates Pyne refers are the cable and satellite operators including DirecTV and Cablevision, et al that have kept the cable network on their channel listings whether a new deal with Disney and the carriers was signed or not.
In a posting on her Facebook page, "All My Children's" Cady McClain (Dixie Cooney, pictured right with "AMC" co-star Denyse Tontz) reiterates Debbi Morgan's (Angela Hubbard) confirmation that "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" have been canceled. "If you aren't hearing anything about the ending of 'AMC' as we know it, it's really out of shock. I am also trying to allow PP to have the moment to contact all the actors and explain what is and has been going on with 'AMC,' and then gather themselves to try and explain it all to you, the fans."
On Friday, November 29, "The Young and the Restless'" Jerry Douglas (John Abbott) will be performing alongside comedian Rich Little at The Canyon in Agoura Hills and on Saturday, November 30, in case you miss Douglas the day prior, the actor will also be performing at The Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Showtimes for both events will be at 8:00 PM.
In Daughtry's new music video for the song "Waiting for Superman," former "Days of our Lives" star Patrick Muldoon (ex-Austin Reed) is seen portraying a character looking to end it all as he contemplates jumping out of the window of a high rise building.
In the new book, "Llanview in the Afternoon: An Oral History of One Life to Live," actress Ellen Holly (ex-Clara "Carla" Hall) accused former co-star Erika Slezak (Viki Lord Buchanan) of getting her fired off of the ABC soap back in the 1980's. The actress says Slezak used the words, "Get those two black bitches out of my face," in reference to Holly and Lillian Hayman (Sadie Gray) during an anniversary party for the show in 1983. Until now, Slezak had not commented on the matter since the book hit Amazon and other outlets in early September.
Eric Martsolf (Brady Black, "Days of our Lives") is scheduled to take part in the 33rd annual "WPXI Presents: My Macy’s Holiday Parade" (previously "Celebrate the Season Parade"), the NBC affiliate announced last week.