You’d think that because “The Young and the Restless’” Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Newman; ex-Annie Chandler, “All My Children”) has been an onscreen bride more times than she can count on one hand, her motto would be “matrimony, schmatrimony.” But when Soap Opera Network caught up with the blushing bride-to-be, that wasn’t the case at all! She was more than thrilled to open up about her upcoming big day and why her fiancé, Matt Katrosar, was able to so easily steal her heart.
The news that “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” have gone into early hiatus due to a union dispute with the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (or I.A.T.S.E.) was a bit unsettling for fans of the sudsers. And as Robin Strasser (Dorian Lord, “OLTL”) reveals in her latest hotline message, the actors were just as surprised as the viewers about the drama!
Parenting team Nick (Joshua Morrow) and Sharon Newman (Sharon Case) on “The Young and the Restless” are about to get a little surprise: Their daughter, Faith, is going to be a whole new person!
The little girl’s current portrayer, Alyvia Alyn Lind (pictured top, with Morrow and Case), is reportedly unavailable for an upcoming summer storyline, so the show has replaced her with young actress McKenna Grace (pictured right). A rep for the show confirms that Lind’s final appearance will be on Tuesday, July 2, while Grace’s first appearance in the recurring role as Nick and Sharon’s small wonder will be on Friday, July 12.
Lind played a young Emily Thorne in ABC’s “Revenge.” Grace has appeared in the series “Crash & Bernstein.”
Legendary hip hop artist Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg) just wrapped his final (for now) appearance in Llanview, but he left a lovely parting gift: The full music video for the “ONe Life to Live’s” theme song, “Brand New Start,” which he and his protégé, IZA, created!
“Pretty Little Liars” actress Tammin Sursok (ex-Colleen Carlton, “The Young and the Restless”) took to Twitter yesterday to announce some very big news: She’s expecting her first child with husband Sean McEwen, whom she married in 2011!
Soap fans can hardly keep a lid on the excitement that’s been building for the premiere of Lifetime’s soapy series, “Devious Maids,” a dramady starring Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramírez, Roselyn Sánchez, Edy Ganem and Judy Reyes as five maids who have dreams and ambitions of their own, even though they work for wealthy bosses like Genevieve Delacourt (Susan Lucci, ex-Erica Kane, “All My Children”). And perhaps the excitement inspired the producers over at ABC’s “20/20,” as the news magazine program is premiering a special episode detailing the lives of some real-life help of super rich families!
There’d be no Pine Valley and no Llanview if it hadn’t been for “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” creator, Agnes Nixon. The 85-year-old penned both sudsers and consequently is responsible for putting thousands of people to work over the past 40-plus years. She’s received countless awards for her additions to the genre, most recently receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences during the 37th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in 2010. And Vincent Irizarry (David Hayward, “AMC”) thinks the legendary lady is overdue for yet another recognition!
NBC’s only daytime drama, “Days of our Lives,” has started the summer off with a bang: For the week of May 27 through May 31, the sudser was able to draw in its biggest women 18-49 viewership in 18 months and its largest overall audience in more than two years!
“The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” have had their fair share of daddy-centric storylines, and now two of CBS Daytime’s other shows are trying to catch up! Just in time for Father’s Day, both “The Talk” and “The Price is Right” will be featuring special “dad” episodes, and the latter will also be airing a special “high school graduates” episode.
Starting Monday, June 10 and extending all week long, “The Talk” co-hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood will take part in a game called “Who’s Your Daddy?” where a mystery celebrity father will make a surprise appearance each day. Could it be Tom Cruise? Ben Affleck? Or even a hunky “Y&R” or “B&B” dad? You’ll have to tune in each day to find out!
As we previously reported, Camryn Grimes is returning to “The Young and the Restless” this summer, and fans are abuzz with speculation about her upcoming appearance. Will she be returning yet again as a ghost? Could she be headed back to the canvas as a completely new character? And just how long will the beloved actress be sticking around in Genoa City? We caught up with Sharon Case, who plays Cassie’s mother, Sharon Collins, to get a sneak peek at what’s ahead!