Canadian fans of “The Young and the Restless” actress Sharon Case (Sharon Newman) may have the chance to get up close and personal with the Genoa City star, as she’s heading to Ontario for a star-studded event!
On Friday, January 17, the actress will join actor/producer DTeflon to host An Evening With the Stars Sick Kids Hospital Believe Foundation at the Ivy Social Club in Vaughan, Ontario. The event begins at 10:00PM with a private dinner followed by a meet-and-greet after party from 12:00 to 2:00AM.
Soap opera fans may best know actress June Squibb from her 2008-2009 stint as Katherine Chancellor’s (Jeanne Cooper) diner friend, Pearl, on “The Young and the Restless,” but the rest of the world will see her shine at this year’s Academy Awards for her role in Alexander Payne’s film, “Nebraska.”
The former soap actress joins Sally Hawkins, Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong’o and Julia Roberts in the category of Best Supporting Actress.
Watch for the Academy Awards to air on ABC on Sunday, March 2.
According to TV Guide Canada‘s Greg David, Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment, was asked by reporters today during the 2014 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour to comment on the allegations surrounding the firing of Michael Muhney as Adam Newman on the network’s “The Young and the Restless.”
While stating, “I can’t comment on any of the allegations,” the executive did shed some light on how the decision to remove the actor from the canvas came about.
The recent behind-the-scenes drama over at “The Young and the Restless” has created quite a storm, but a little bit of sunshine broke through the clouds today when CBS announced it has renewed the 40-year-old soap opera through 2017. Fans of the show have taken to Twitter to congratulate the cast and crew, and they’re not alone in the celebration: The actors are also thrilled that the sudser they call home received the official extension.
“This is amazing news!” Daniel Goddard (Cane) tweeted. “You, our amazing fans, will get to enjoy ‘Y&R’ for years to come!”
Added Joshua Morrow (Nicholas): “Huge thank you to all of our fans… U appreciate what we do… U stick with us through our ups and downs… our rich history lives on because of u!”
During the CBS portion of the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour this morning, Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment, announced the early renewals of the network’s full daytime lineup consisting of soap operas “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless,” game shows “Let’s Make a Deal” and “The Price is Right,” and talk show “The Talk.” The renewal for next season (2014-2015) follows a season full of growth for the network in viewers and the all important key women sales demos for all of its daytime programs. “Y&R” was renewed through the 2016-2017 season, the network said.
“The return of all five of our CBS Daytime shows is a credit to the collaborative spirit of the casts, crews and staff who work tirelessly to make their creative vision come to life,” said Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, CBS Daytime. “A special thank you goes out to our loyal fans for watching and for making us #1 in daytime.”
The entertainment world has seen yet another sad loss: Actor Frank Marth (ex-Lt. Phil Parker, “The Young and the Restless”) died on Sunday, January 12 in Rancho Mirage, California, from heart failure and Alzheimer’s disease.
Though best known for his background roles on “The Honeymooners” opposite Jackie Gleason, Audrey Meadows and Art Carney, the 91-year-old appeared in a slew of television and films throughout his more than 50 years in show business. Some of them include “Barnaby Jones,” “The Six Million Dollar Man,” his 1986 stint on “Y&R,” a detective in “Madame X” opposite Lana Turner and an Air Force man in the Gregory Peck film “Marooned.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported the story, services for the beloved actor will be private.
While it seems that the entire world has been abuzz over the recent news that “The Young and the Restless’” Michael Muhney (ex-Adam Newman) was reportedly fired for sexual misconduct, there’s been one person who’s been unusually quiet as of late: Muhney himself. And now Radar Online is reporting that there’s a very specific reason why the once vocal star is keeping mum!
According to the publication, which also ran the controversial recent interview with Muhney’s former co-star, Eric Braeden (Victor Newman), the Illinois native has been “muzzled” by CBS and Sony and is not allowed to talk about the sexual allegations launched against him nor Braeden’s interview. “Eric’s comments were off base and his version of the events is very different from Michael’s,” a source close to Muhney told Radar. “It’s very frustrating that Eric made these remarks, because Michael has been ordered by Sony and CBS to not discuss anything about the show or cast.
In a near 2,600 word posting on his Facebook page, “The Young and the Restless’” Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters) further commented on the situation occurring behind the scenes at the daytime drama series following the breast groping scandal that has rocked the show and the industry.
A portion of his message states, “The implosion at Y and R, has caused fans to seek an even bigger explosion, one that is unwarranted, and without real merit, based on what little information has been given or leaked. Because of this soap opera behind the scenes hysteria, we are now ALL in a WAR ZONE. Read More >>
Soap Opera Network has learned that actor Robert Craighead is returning to CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” next month as Judge Wayne in scenes with Christian Le Blanc (Michael Baldwin), Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren Fenmore), Lauralee Bell (Christine Blair) and Max Ehrich (Fenmore Baldwin).
What decision will he ultimately end up making and on what? You’ll just have to tune into “Y&R” on Monday, February 3 to find out!
Craighead most recently appeared on the soap in an October 2013 episode.
Ratings Report for the Week of December 30, 2013 – January 3, 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 5,313,000 (+473,000/+792,000) *
2. B&B 4,127,000 (+308,000/+699,000) **
3. GH 3,330,000 (+309,000/+570,000) ***
4. DAYS 3,021,000 (+273,000/+571,000) ****
* Highest since January 31 – February 4, 2011
* New high for Phelps/Altman/Passsanante regime
** Highest since February 25-29, 2008
*** New high for Valentini/Carlivati regime
**** Highest since January 31 – February 4, 2011
**** New high for Tomlin/Whitesell regime
1. Y&R 3.7/10 (+.3/+.3) *
2. B&B 2.8/7 (+.1/+.3) **
3. GH 2.4/6 (+.1/+.3)
4. DAYS 2.2/6 (+.2/+.2) ***
* New high for Phelps/Altman/Passsanante regime
** Highest since/Last time at 2.8: January 26-30, 2009
*** New high for Tomlin/Whitesell regmine
*** Last time at 2.2: March 1-5, 2010