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Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Deadline Hollywood is reporting that former “One Life to Live” actor Brandon Routh (ex-Seth Anderson) is set to star in “400 Days,” a psychological thriller that looks to discover via simulation the effects deep space travel has on four astronauts after they are locked away from their normal lives for 400 days. Once losing communication with the outside world, the mental state of the astronauts begins to deteriorate. They are then thrown for a loop when they discover that their simulated mission may not have been one after all.

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CBS

CBS

On Friday, June 13, Deacon Sharpe (Sean Kanan) returns to CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful.” In a newly released promo highlighting his return, the drama series warns viewers to prepare for the shock of the summer.

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Denis Guignebourg/JPI Studios

CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” is currently living it up in Monte Carlo as it prepares for the Monte Carlo Television Festival’s International TV Audience Awards, where it is nominated in the “Telenovela/Soap Opera” category, which honors programs that garnered the highest number of viewers worldwide in 2013 across five continents. On the road to the big night, which takes place on Wednesday, June 11, the show’s cast celebrated the festival’s opening night of glamour and took part in a photocall and autograph signing.

Taking part in the Autograph Signing and Q&A were Darin Brooks (Wyatt Spencer), Thorsten Kaye (Ridge Forrester), Ashleigh Brewer (Ivy Forrester), Kim Matula (Hope Logan), Scott Clifton (Liam Spencer) and Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan Forrester).

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Sony Pictures Television

Ratings Report for the Week of May 26-30, 2014

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)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,210,000 (-131,000/-437,000)
2. B&B 3,441,000 (-136,000/-149,000)
3. GH 2,881,000 (-28,000/+238,000)
4. DAYS 2,381,000 (-26,000/-446,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.1/11 (-.1/-.3)
2. B&B 2.5/8 (-.1/-.1)
3. GH 2.2/7 (same/+.2)
4. DAYS 1.8/6 (same/-.3)

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Sean Smith/JPI Studios

To coincide with its 25th year broadcasting in France on Thursday, June 12 (airing on France 2), CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” announced today plans to film on location in the French capital of Paris next week.

“‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ is long overdue for a rendezvous with the world-renowned romance of Paris, France. Forrester Creations has always had its international office in Paris, and now we’re going to take our cameras in for a closer look. We will show you Paris as you’ve never seen it before,” said Executive Producer and Head Writer, Bradley P. Bell during a press conference in Monte Carlo, where the series is celebrating its ninth consecutive nomination for the Monte Carlo Television Festival’s International TV Audience Awards. The awards honors programs that garnered the highest number of viewers worldwide in 2013 across five continents. “B&B” is nominated in the “Telenovela/Soap Opera” category.

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John P Iblis/JPI Studios

Best known as the runner-up in the season three finale of The CW’s “America’s Next Top Model,” and her contract role as Cassandra Foster on ABC’s “All My Children,” TVLine is reporting that Yaya DaCosta has landed the coveted role of Whitney Houston in Lifetime’s upcoming biopic, aptly titled “Whitney Houston,” which chronicles Houston’s headline-making relationship between the iconic singer, actress, producer and model, and singer, songwriter Bobby Brown — from the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity, to their courtship and tumultuous marriage.

It was announced last month that Golden Globe® Winner and Oscar® Nominee Angela Bassett had signed on to direct the TV movie, which marks her directorial debut.

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Sean Smith/JPI Studios

As previously reported, Burgess Jenkins takes over the role of Billy Abbott on CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” later this month. Last night on our social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter), we noted that the actor’s first airdate is scheduled for Tuesday, June 24. Jenkins began filming scenes last week. In the picture above, fans get their first look at the actor on set.

Terrell Tilford debuts as Barton Shelby on Friday, June 13. The character is the husband of Leslie Michaelson (Angell Conwell). Tilford began filming scenes on Tuesday, May 13. Also on Friday, June 13, Stephanie Lemelin debuts as Jenna, Stitch’s (Sean Carrigan) ex-wife. Lemelin began filming her scenes on Tuesday, May 13 as well. The character will share screen time with Billy (played by David Tom) and Chelsea Newman (Melissa Claire Egan) when she first appears.

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Kevin Winter/Getty Images

As previously reported, “The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards” will be streamed live online for the first time beginning at 8:00 PM EST/5:00 PM PST on Sunday, June 22, when fans of programming airing between the hours of 2:00 AM and 6:00 PM can tune into www.daytimeemmys.net for the telecast, which will be streamed from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

This is the first time in its history that the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) will be utilizing the online platform to broadcast the awards show, and it does so in the hopes that audiences around the world will be able to engage in an event which celebrates programs that are known internationally and boast a global fan base.

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National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

While a host(s) for “The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards” has yet to be named, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) recently put out a casting call for hosts of its red carpet/social media presentation, which will be executive produced by Paul Colichman and Stephen Jarchow of Here Media.

According to a breakdown, organizers are looking for millennials between the ages of 18-35, all ethnicities, who have a strong entertainment news background and/or very strong social media following (300,000 followers minimum). The individuals must reside in the local area of Beverly Hills, CA, where the awards itself will take place.

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John Paschal/JPI Studios

If you feel like your memory has gone bad after hearing earlier this year that former “One Life to Live” star Kassie DePaiva (ex-Blair Cramer) had joined the cast of NBC’s “Days of our Lives,” you’re not alone. The actress, who began filming at the soap in early February, will begin airing on Wednesday, June 18 in the contract role of Eve Donovan (previously portrayed by Charlotte Ross), when the character comes face-to-face with Dr. Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian).

“We are excited to welcome Kassie to the ‘DAYS’ family,” said Greg Meng, co-executive producer, when news of DePaiva’s joining first came to light. “Stay tuned to find out how the return of Eve Donovan shakes things up in Salem!”

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