With all of the relationship woes and family drama happening for their alter egos on “The Young and the Restless,” Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman) and Steve Burton (Dylan McAvoy; ex-Jason Morgan, “General Hospital”) think it’s high time for a bit of a comedy break!
The actors are joining forces for two guaranteed-to-make-you-laugh events especially for their most die-hard fans. They’ll be appearing at Wiley’s Comedy Club on Saturday, April 12 in Dayton, Ohio at 1PM, and at The Laughing Derby @ Comedy Caravan on Sunday, April 13 in Louisville, Kentucky at 1PM.
Former “As the World Turns” star Martha Byrne (ex-Lily Snyder; ex-Andrea Floyd, “General Hospital”) is making her debut on NBC’s drama series, “Crisis,” on Sunday, April 6, and it looks like she may be doing it with a literal bang! A teaser trailer featuring the actress wearing a suicide vest has already racked up over a million YouTube views, with the number growing every day. Soap Opera Network caught up with Byrne to get the scoop on her emotional “Crisis” arc, how it might be a game changer for her career, what she thinks of soap fans and more!
“It’s very intense,” the actress raves of NBC’s thrilling new series, which centers around the shocking ambush of a Washington D.C. school bus carrying some of the nation’s most important people’s children. “I’m using that word a lot, but it truly is. It makes your heart race, it really does. We were watching one of the episodes over lunch in Chicago, and you couldn’t take your eyes off the screen, it was so good. You really have to pay attention to the details of what’s happening and the clues in the show, which I really like. Any show that makes me think, especially in that genre, I’m hooked.”
“All My Children’s” Amanda Seyfried (ex-Joni Stafford) was just 15 years old when she joined the soap world as “As the World Turns’” Lucinda Montgomery, and the actress has definitely done a lot of growing up since leaving daytime and making it big in Hollywood! The “Mean Girls,” “Les Miserables” and “Lovelace” star is featured in the April 2014 edition of W magazine, where she makes it very clear that she’s not a little girl anymore!
Get ready for a tea party, because “The Young and the Restless’” Kate Linder (Esther Valentine) is at it again: She’ll be hosting yet another tea-centric event for fans next month!
The actress will be joining Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe Mitchell), Tristan Rogers (Colin Atkinson) and Jess Walton (Jill Abbott), along with “Y&R’s” hair and makeup experts, Patti Denney and George Guzman, and Linda Olsen, “The News Hour Calgary” host, on Sunday, April 27 at The Westin Calgary in Calgary, Canada for the special event, officially titled “Alaska Airlines Presents ‘Opportunities for Independence’ High Tea.”
Australian actor Zachary Garred is headed to “General Hospital,” and it looks like his character will be as groovy as the turquoise waters surrounding the actor’s original home!
A rep for the show confirms that Garred has been cast as the free-spirited Levi — a character who is rumored to be a “peace and love” hippie that Maxie (Kirsten Storms) picks up at her spiritual retreat!
At press time, no other details were available from the show rep, but the former “Foreign Exchange” and “Home and Away” actor tweeted that he’ll be making his Port Charles debut on Thursday, April 3.
UPDATE: A brand new video of Lang exploring the United Arab Emirates has been added below!
As we previously reported, “The Bold and the Beautiful” is filming on location in the United Arab Emirates this week, but let’s not all forget why the iconic sudser is in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the first place: avid runner Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan) was invited to take part in this year’s Abu Dhabi International Triathalon, and executive producer/headwriter Bradley P. Bell decided to follow her — with a film crew and plans for an exciting, international story arc! But before the “B&B” work took place, Lang competed in the triathalon, which happened on Saturday March 15. So how the actress do in the race? Read on to get the details on that as well as some fun photos and a video of her prepping for the tough physical challenge she faced!
Yesterday, Soap Opera Network featured a Center Stage interview with “The Young and the Restless’” Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman) detailing his new film, “Tentacle 8,” which is out on DVD in select stores and on Amazon now. But as promised, we also got the star to open up about all of his “Y&R” drama, too! Read on to get the actor’s take on Sharon’s (Sharon Case) paternity lies, Victor’s (Eric Braeden) machinations, the search for Adam and the recent departure of some of the sudser’s most popular stars!
It’s no secret that Nick is fiercely protective of Sharon, but what is a secret is that Victor has been making Sharon believe she’s crazy by hiring a Cassie look-alike (Camryn Grimes) to speak with her mom from “beyond the grave.” It’s only a matter of time before Nick finds out what his father has done, and Morrow says you can bet his alter ego’s reaction won’t be a good one! “Nick has taken an interesting stance with his father now, where it’s like, he is who he is, so let’s just be father and son and that’s pretty much it; he stays away from him,” the actor says. “Like, be my dad when you need me and I’ll be your son when you need me, and that’s it, because he’s fed up with all of his ridiculous maneuvering to try and control the family and Newman Enterprises and all of that stuff. So if I had to bet, Nick will be having an unbelievably strong reaction to finding out that Victor has been jacking with Sharon in this fashion. It’s pretty much one of the more evil things [Victor has done], so it can’t be a good thing if Nick ever finds out about this, and you can bet… it won’t be a real positive, fuzzy moment for the Newman family.”
The Great White North is currently experiencing quite a “dramatic” invasion: Several stars from NBC’s “Days of our Lives” have crashed into Canada for an exciting promotional tour!
Helping tout the show’s latest book, “Days of our Lives Better Living: Cast Secrets for a Healthier, Balanced Life,” several of the show’s actors will be making appearances in and around Canada in the next couple of days. Tonight marks the first event, which will be at Chapters Queensway in Toronto. Talent scheduled to appear at 7PM include Deidre Hall (Dr. Marlena Evans), Galen Gering (Rafe Hernandez), Kate Mansi (Abigail Deveraux), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Horton), Lauren Koslow (Kate Roberts), Drake Hogestyn (John Black) and Greg Meng (author and Co-Executive Producer).
It looks like fans of “Days of our Lives’” Kristen DiMera will have quite a re-entrance into Salem to look forward to: Portrayer Eileen Davidson (ex-Ashley Abbott, “The Young and the Restless”) has teased that her alter ego’s comeback to the NBC sudser isn’t going to a smooth one!
The actress took to her Facebook page to let viewers of the show that when the character pops back up on “DAYS,” it’ll be quite a bumpy ride. “Kristen doe not re-enter Salem quietly!” she teases. “That’s all I’m sayin… and I’ve got the bruises to prove it!”
Look for Davidson to make her return appearance to “DAYS” later this summer. In the meantime, fans can catch the actress on Friday, April 18, when she makes her much-anticipated “Y&R” return!
“The Young and the Restless” may have lost some pretty popular actors as of late, but that can only mean one thing: There are some prime Genoa City spots to fill! And one of the open positions already has its face: “Parenthood” and “Jane By Design” actor Matthew Atkinson!
A rep for the show confirms that the actor has joined the CBS sudser in the recurring role of Austin. He reports to work at “Y&R” tomorrow and will debut onscreen on Thursday, April 17. Confirmed for several episodes, look for him to share scenes with Steve Burton (Dylan) and Jessica Collins (Avery), where he’ll play a cameraman working with Avery on her brand new venture!
“I feel like our cast is growing so huge,” says Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman) on “Y&R’s” recent growth. “It’s fun, and it’s exciting to see and meet new faces.”