“The Young and the Restless’” Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) is already getting a blast from the past in the form of booze bottles, but the sauced-up socialite is about to get another: “Family Ties” star Meredith Baxter is hitting Genoa City as Maureen, Nikki’s new drinking buddy!
A rep for the show says that the character is a “charming, intelligent, middle-class woman who has always aspired to a more privileged life than she’s had. She appears kind and sympathetic, but can be quite manipulative. She is skilled at getting people to do the things she wants them to do by making them think it’s their idea!
A lot of actors may gush about how finding success in the crazy world of entertainment is a blessing, but when “The Young and the Restless’” Mishael Morgan (Hilary Curtis) says it, she means it — literally! And that’s because a horrific accident nearly ruined her chances at becoming a daytime star, or anything else for that matter. Soap Opera Network caught up with the actress to get the scoop on her near-death experience as well as how a lucky streak has landed her smack dab in the middle of the popular Genoa City father/son duo of Neil (Kristoff St. John) and Devon (Bryton James)!
Winning a breakout role on a soap opera is a once in a lifetime chance, but never in her life did Morgan ever think she’d be on a soap opera. In fact, acting was the furthest thing from the Trinidad native’s mind: After moving to Canada as a child, she focused on becoming on a lawyer and was even accepted into the University of Ottawa Law. However, her entire life completely changed in one second, when a horrible car accident left the then-19-year-old barely hanging onto life with a broken neck.
Ratings Report for the Week of July 21-25, 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)
1. Y&R 4,521,000 (-15,000/-227,000)
2. B&B 3,513,000 (-64,000/-82,000)
3. GH 2,882,000 (-17,000/+343,000)
4. DAYS 2,286,000 (-217,000/-276,000)
1. Y&R 3.3/11 (-.1/-.1)
2. B&B 2.6/8 (same/same)
3. GH 2.1/7 (-.1/+.2)
4. DAYS 1.7/5 (-.2/-.2)
Beginning today, July 30, fans of CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” will get the chance to purchase tickets to see some of their favorite stars from the world’s most watched daily drama series for a live stage show in the Netherlands on Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4. This special meeting between fans and cast members will be the Official 2014 B&B Fan Show and will take place in a community just outside the Dutch capital of Amsterdam (Utrecht) at Theater Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn. Tickets can be purchased only at www.seetickets.nl and www.rtltickets.nl. Tickets are €38.50 (approximately $52.00) including tax; excluding booking and transaction fee. Tickets may also be purchased by phone from See Tickets: +31.880.112.610. More information about the show can be found on www.rtl.nl/theboldandthebeautiful and www.boldandbeautiful.com.
“All My Children’s” Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane) has a winning career with a long history in daytime and a current role as “Devious Maids’” Genevieve Delatour, but is she also a winner when it comes to real estate? Time will tell, as the actress and her husband, Helmut Huber, have just put their Hamptons home on the market!
Fans of “Days of our Lives’” James Scott (EJ DiMera) may be disappointed that he’s not playing sexy Christian Grey in the upcoming film “50 Shades of Grey,” but we have some consoling information: Many of you might not know that he can be seen in the ultra erotic music video for “Unforgotten,” a tune from Roxanna‘s album, Exotica, which was released earlier this month! Read More >>
Former “All My Children” star Jesse McCartney (ex-J.R. Chandler) has a lot to celebrate these days: Not only did he just release his new album, In Technicolor, he also landed a guest role on ABC Family’s “Young & Hungry!” Read More >>
Congratulations are in order for former “General Hospital” star Stephen Kay (ex-Reginald Jennings), who married actress Piper Perabo over the weekend!
The couple, who work together on USA’s “Covert Affairs” (she in front of the camera, he behind), tied the knot on Saturday, July 26 at the Merchant House Museum in New York City.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
Antonio Sabato Jr. may be known for his roles as Jagger Cates on “General Hospital,” Dante Damiano on “The Bold and the Beautiful” and Jack Parezi on “Melrose Place,” but he’s more than just a gorgeous soap star — which he’s proving as the host of the new design show “Fix It and Finish It!”
It’s a far cry from Port Charles, but “General Hospital’s” Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda Barrett) will soon be seen in Puerto Rico — via Hallmark Channel’s new film, “Stranded in Paradise!”