If a dose of “The Young and the Restless’” Victoria Rowell (ex-Drucilla Winters) is just what you’ve been craving this holiday season, then get ready for your wish to come true! The former daytime star will be appearing in an upcoming original UP film titled “Marry Me for Christmas.”
The romantic, home-for-the-holidays feature follows Marci Jewel (Malinda Williams), the owner and creative director of an up-and-coming ad agency who’s happy about her life as a NYC single gal — until the holidays roll around! “While all of her cousins are married and having babies, Marci remains the lone holdout in the large Chandler family clan who has put marriage and motherhood on hold for the sake of her career,” states an official press release. “As the family’s epic Christmas celebration is about to start, Marci learns that her favorite cousin Dana (Tamara Bass), her husband Frankie (Jason Weaver) and their family are leaving the country for five years on missionary work. So at the last minute, Marci promises to come home for the holidays for the first time in years. With a deadline looming for a new client, she drags her employee Adam (Brad James) in tow to Atlanta and does the only thing she can do in the face of unbearable pressure from her ailing mom Stephanie (Rowell), aunt Myra (DeEtta West), uncle Donald (Greg Alan Williams) and cousin Preston (Carl Payne): fakes a fiancé.”
Get ready for a star studded event, because the nominees for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding performances in 2013 have been officially been announced, and the list is pretty spectacular! Five film and eight television categories, as well as the SAG Awards honors for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles, are included in this year’s nominations, which honor a variety of stars like Tom Hanks, Matthew McConaughey, Alec Baldwin, Oprah Winfrey, Sandra Bullock and ”Scandal’s” Kerry Washington.
The popular television event announcing the official winners will be simulcast live nationally on both TNT and TBS on Saturday, January 18, at 8PM EST/5PM PT from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. An encore performance will immediately follow on TNT at 10PM ET/7PM PT. In addition, recipients from the stunt ensemble honors will be announced from the SAG Awards red carpet during the sagawards.tntdrama.com, tbs.com, and People.com live Red Carpet Pre-Show webcasts beginning at 6PM ET/3PM PT.
For a complete list of this year’s Screen Actors Guild nominees, click beyond the jump!
Having wrapped up her stints as “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless’” Amber Moore, actress Adrienne Frantz is setting off in a new direction with her latest role: A guest spot on FX’s western series, “Justified!” And Soap Opera Network managed to get the scoop on the actress’ feisty role!
If you or a loved one have always wanted to tour the sets at CBS’ “The Young and the Restless,” you’re in luck: Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity just launched its latest VIP experience auction on CharityBuzz.com, and it’s a fun-filled day on set at the popular soap opera!
Proceeds from the Habitat for Humanity auction will benefit HFH of Great Los Angeles, and the person with the highest bid will not only enjoy a backstage tour of “Y&R” with a guest of their choosing, but also the chance to see the cast and crew film an episode, photo opportunities with stars, and a gift bag filled with memorabilia from the sudser.
To enter the bidding war, visit Charity Buzz before Wednesday, December 18.
Like “As The World Turns,” “Days of our Lives,” “General Hospital” and “Guiding Light” before it, producers of CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” have announced a new partnership with Pan Macmillan and its digital-first imprint, Momentum, in which the publishing company will release a series of novellas surrounding several characters from “B&B.”
The titles, beginning with Forbidden Affair by Amy Andrews and Collision Course by Shannon Curtis, will be released simultaneously in print via Pan Macmillan and digitally via Momentum and will recount new love stories created through collaboration between authors of each novella and “B&B” executive producer and head writer, Bradley P. Bell.
UPDATE 10:01 PM ET: Carnes just tweeted, “Ah, Port Charles, it is!”
While hints of a possible return to “General Hospital” began on his Twitter page last week, where he referred to numerous Ports in the world (Portlandia, Port Hueneme, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach), an ABC representative confirms to Soap Opera Network that actor Ryan Carnes will be reprising his role as Lucas Jones, the adopted son of Bobbie (Jacklyn Zeman) and Tony Jones (Brad Maule), on the ABC Daytime drama series. “Like a ship lost in the night at sea, wondering where my next port will be…,” Carnes tweeted on Wednesday, December 4.
“The Young and the Restless’” Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) is in for a surprise come 2014 in the form of a very unexpected blast from her past: Ian Ward, the former cult leader she knew back in the 80s, is headed to Genoa City!
A show rep confirms that actor Ray Wise begins taping on Friday, December 13, as Ward, whom Nikki met during her time at New World Commune about 30 years ago. As fans now know, Victor’s wife got pregnant during her stay at the NWC, and the child she gave birth to — yet never saw — is town newbie Dylan McAvoy (Steve Burton).
Wise, who’ll be appearing in multiple episodes and working with several “Y&R” actors, is known for his roles on shows like “Twin Peaks,” “24,” “Mad Men” and “How I Met Your Mother.” Watch for his Genoa City debut on Thursday, January 23.
Ratings Report for the Week of November 25-29, 2013
NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings. Thank you.
Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings
(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)
1. Y&R 5,165,000 (+547,000/+789,000) *
2. B&B 3,867,000 (+163,000/+587,000)
3. GH 3,299,000 (+522,000/+548,000) ** <—- 6 year high
4. DAYS 2,724,000 (+102,000/+387,000)
* New high for JFP/Altman regime
** Highest since January 21-25, 2008
** New high for Valentini/Carlivati regime
1. Y&R 3.6/11 (+.3/+.3)
2. B&B 2.7/8 (+.1/+.2)
3. GH 2.5/7 (+.3/+.5) * <—- 6 year high
4. DAYS 2.1/6 (+.1/+.3)
* New high for Valentini/Carlivati regime
* Last time at 2.5: January 14-18, 2008
Out of all the talent behind “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” the one voice missing after news that neither series would be moving forward with new episodes was that of Daytime Emmy Award winning actress Erika Slezak (ex-Victoria Lord, “OLTL”). On her official website, Slezak has broken her silence via her 2013 Holiday Letter for fans. In it, Slezak says, “I loved being back at ‘OLTL’; I loved being back with all my friends on the show and we had a wonderful time although it was short lived. Still, I am very grateful for that brief opportunity to have played Viki once more.”
See “General Hospital’s” Rick Springfield (Dr. Noah Drake) as you’ve never seen him perform. From personal stories to stories from concert fields, the documentary film, “An Affair of the Heart,” follows the life of the multi-talented actor/musician from the perspective of his fans who share details on when they first discovered him and what makes him such an icon in their lives. The film was recently released on DVD/blu-ray and hails from an idea by producer Melanie Lentz-Janney, who has been a loyal fan of Rick’s for thirty years. “The Young and the Restless’” Doug Davidson along with “GH’s'” Jacklyn Zeman, Kimberly McCullough, Jason Thompson and Brandon Barash also appear in the film.