Deep down in the basement of NBC’s The Burbank Studios in Los Angeles, beneath the busy and hectic world of “Days of our Lives’” Salem, lies a cozy dressing room that offers a warm and comfortable respite from cameras, producers, directors, publicists, wardrobe and all of the other distractions of a daytime television set. The lighting is low, candles flicker, and there’s a plush, body-hugging beanbag that just begs any visitor to sit back, sink in and possibly take one of the best naps of all time. We at Soap Opera Network could have fallen into the beckoning trap, but the dressing room’s owner, Shawn Christian (Daniel Jonas), was way too excited to discuss his current storyline and his new television project, “Addicts Anonymous,” to allow any snoozing to happen. And as soon as the passionate actor launched into conversation, there was no desire for napping on our part, either! Read on for the exciting details Christian shared. But be warned: You’ll be on the edge of your seats (or, if you’re lucky, your beanbags).
Been dying to ask “The Young and the Restless’” Billy Miller (Billy Abbott) and Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe Abbott) questions about their current storyline involving the hit-and-run death of little Delia? You’re not alone! Hundreds — if not thousands — of you had burning inquiries for the pair, who sat down for their first on-camera interview since the tragic storyline began playing out.
The dynamic duo tackled tough questions including what their initial reactions were upon reading about the death storyline, what it was like filming the heart wrenching scenes, and how Delia’s passing will affect their characters moving forward. But it wouldn’t be a CBS Connect Chat without a little fun, so the pair also dished on some lighthearted topics like their current music playlists and what other “Y&R” characters they’d love to play (hint: they each chose a character of the opposite sex!). Click beyond the jump to watch the full video!
Goblins and witches and ghosts, oh my! And no, we’re not talking about the millions of children who’ll be cavorting around as such on All Hallow’s Eve next week. We’re talking about the stars of “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “The Young and the Restless,” “The Price Is Right,” “The Talk” and “Let’s Make a Deal,” as all five shows are featuring Halloween themed episodes on Thursday, October 31, complete with fun and creepy costumes!
“Y&R’s” spooktacular episode sees Faith visiting her grandfather, Victor (Eric Braeden), while she tricks or treats her dad, Nick (Joshua Morrow). But the fun really starts when Avery (Jessica Collins) confronts Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) about a life-changing secret may have planned on taking to the grave! Meanwhile, Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) and Adam (Michael Muhney) reunite as they await information regarding their son’s health, and Billy (Billy Miller) mourns for Delia during his first Halloween without his newly deceased daughter.
Over at “B&B,” lovers Bill (Don Diamont) and Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) take a step back from their mountain climbing excursion in Aspen for some sinful All Hallow’s Eve lovin’ — complete with a “bare” costume sure to set Bill growling!
For all intents and purposes, “Days of our Lives’” Galen Gering (Rafe Hernandez) has had one of the best gigs in Los Angeles as of late. Not only was he getting paid to hang out in a bed all day while his alter ego was in a coma, he’s had the recent fortune of playing the recovery part of the story, which is a physical challenge that rarely falls into an actor’s lap. The result: Some standout scenes of Rafe re-learning to walk that prove Gering has some acting legs to stand on!
As we previously reported, Michael Muhney (Adam Newman, “The Young and the Restless”) is the host of this year’s 16th Annual L.A. Cancer Challenge, a charity race that benefits the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. And the event takes place this Sunday, October 27!
Muhney recently sat sown with Soap Opera Network and opened up about why the race means so much to him. Click here to check out what he had to say.
And for more information on how you can donate to the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research or for more on this year’s L.A. Cancer Challenge race, check out www.lacancerchallenge.com/michaelmuhney.
Whoever said daytime was a dying industry clearly didn’t have a very reliable crystal ball: CBS Daytime ratings are skyrocketing across the board!
The network released information today regarding the week-to-week growth in viewers and women age 25-54, and it shows that all of its daytime shows notched increases. In fact, “The Young and the Restless” averaged 4.76 million viewers — its largest audience since February! Read beyond the jump to see the official release, which is based on Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Sunday, October 20. And congratulations, CBS!
On Friday, October 25, “The Young and the Restless’” Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) will be appearing on “The Queen Latifah Show,” where he’ll be sitting down with former rapper Queen Latifah to chat about a variety of fun topics — including talking cars with Elvis Presley!
For a sneak peek at what you can expect, click on the play button below or tune in for the full episode (check local listings for time and station).
In addition to Braeden, viewers can expect to see “How I Met Your Mother’s” Alyson Hannigan, humorist/chef Charles Phoenix, plus country sensation Thomas Rhett on the episode.
Former “Guiding Light” actress Cynthia Watros has been pulling double duty: Not only has the “Lost” alum been taping an upcoming three-day arc for “The Young and the Restless,” she’s also been gearing up to star in MTV’s pilot, “Finding Carter!”
Deadline first reported the news that the actress had landed the drama pilot, which centers on Carter, a happy teen whose life comes crumbling down when it’s discovered that her seemingly perfect mother actually abducted her! Watros (who’s no stranger to bad ass roles, having won an Emmy for her portrayal of “GL’s” psychotic character, Annie) stars as Carter’s biological mother, a tough-as-nails detective who’s hell bent on finding her daughter’s kidnapper.
For more on Watros’ busy schedule, including details on her November run as “Y&R’s” Kelly, stay tuned for an upcoming interview with the actress!
It’s incontrovertible that “Days of our Lives” James Scott (EJ DiMera) is drop dead gorgeous. He has an impressive 6-foot-something stature, model good looks, a smooth British accent, perfectly polished style and… scrapes all over his hands. (Record scratch.) Yes, when the English native recently sat down with Soap Opera Network for an exclusive interview, he had numerous red scratches marring his otherwise perfect digits. And suddenly, he was all the sexier. Especially when he quipped of the wounds: “Oh, I did a love scene with Alison [Sweeney, Sami] yesterday.”
As we previously reported, a few stars from “The Young and the Restless” are slated to make appearances on CBS’s popular game show, “The Price Is Right,” and next week’s schedule featuring two of the soap’s stars has been released!
Watch for Daniel Goddard (Cane Ashby) to appear alongside host Drew Carey on Tuesday, October 22, and Wednesday, October 23, and for Melissa Ordway (Abby Newman) to appear on Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25.