Hollywood’s obsession with soap operas just won’t quit, with the latest cross-over being Academy Award-winning writer-director Francis Ford Coppola making “The Young and the Restless” an offer they couldn’t refuse: A visit to the sudser’s set!
Hollywood and politics have gone together like peanut butter and jelly since the original rise of onscreen entertainment, and it looks like soap operas will be the next to join in on the fun. Colleen Bell, producer of “The Bold and the Beautiful” and wife of the show’s executive producer, Bradley P. Bell, is apparently on track to be the next U.S. ambassador to Hungary!
Get ready to hit the dance floor — or rather the dance path — with “The Young and the Restless’” Melissa Ordway (Abby Newman),Angell Conwell (Leslie Michaelson), Max Ehrich (Fenmore Baldwin), Hunter King (Summer Newman) and Ignacio Serricchio (Alex Chavez), because all five have signed up to participate in the 1st annual The Beat MS Dance Walk, honoring director/producer/choreographer Adam Shankman.
The annual Tails N Tots event is set to take place on Saturday, October 12, and it looks like this year’s event, benefitting The Kids Wish Network, will be featuring not one but TWO former Jake Martins from “All My Children!”
“General Hospital’s” 50th Anniversary commemoration episodes have been bringing the sudser some of its highest ratings in months, and the numbers haven’t stopped soaring! According to a press release sent out by the network, the show’s recent baby and legal drama powered it to a five-month high of 2.78 million total viewers. In addition, the episodes propelled the show to its 2nd-most-watched week in five months in Women 18-49 (665,000/1.0 rating) and Women 25-54 (917,000/1.5 rating), respectively.
It’s been a whirlwind past few days for Jordana Brewster (Elena Ramos, “Dallas;” Nikki Munson, “As the World Turns”) and her husband, Andrew Form, who are proud to announce to the birth of their son, Julian Brewster-Form.
Former daytime actor Kyle Lowder (ex-Rick Forrester, “The Bold and the Beautiful;” ex-Brady Black, “Days of our Lives”) is shedding the super-tight 80s leather pants and sexy, shaggy long hair he’s been sporting for the Las Vegas production of Rock of Ages and trading them in for a — wait for it — coat! That’s right, folks: The actor is walking away from the 80s rock show in which he portrayed rockstar Stacee Jaxx to play the title lead in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s famous musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
"I am extremely passionate about the pit bull breed, and involved in events and action to raise awareness - awareness that these wonderful animals can be loving pets and furry family members. In an effort to rehab the image of the pit bull breed, I volunteer with Angel City Pit Bulls - www.angelcitypits.org - and we have a big fundraising event this weekend," says "The Young and the Restless'" Hartley Sawyer, who will be attending the "Strut Your Mutt" event on Sunday, September 15 at 9:00 AM in Woodley Park (Address: Woodley Park, located at 6350 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91436).
Margot Wain has been promoted from Director, Daytime Programs to Vice President, Daytime Programs, CBS Entertainment, it was announced today by Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, Daytime, CBS Entertainment, to whom she reports.
Things are about to start looking a bit different in Genoa City, as “The Young and the Restless” has named its new headwriters: Current ‘Y&R’ scribe Shelly Altman and daytime writer Jean Passanante will share the position, along with ‘Y&R’ scribe Tracey Thomson, who’s been promoted to co-writer within the new, all female headwriting team.
On Saturday, September 14, “The Young and the Restless’” Max Ehrich (Fen Baldwin), Melissa Ordway (Abby Newman) and Hunter King (Summer Newman) will be on hand as part of the Los Angeles portion of the 5th annual “Get Your Licks on Route 66” adoption tour, which was founded by FIDO Friendly magazine publisher, Susan Sims. The trio will appear at the East Valley Animal shelter in Van Nuys from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM alongside Ashley Bell, the official “Licks” tour spokesperson, actress and animal lover.