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As previously reported, former game show host Bob Barker is returning to CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" on Thursday, August 28. The episode finds Barker once again playing a version of himself when he goes to check up on new pal Liam Spencer (Scott Clifton). The friendly visit, however, goes south when an argument between Barker and Wyatt Spencer (Darin Brooks) ensues following Wyatt's choice words about animal lovers. Having enough of Wyatt's antics, Barker unleashes the smackdown on his candy you know what. The scene is reminiscent of Barker's classic fight scene from the 1996 Adam Sandler film, “Happy Gilmore.” Following a flurry of punches, Wyatt falls to the ground and begins to roll down a hill, where he lands face-down in a puddle of mud.

As previously reported, "The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" will air live exclusively on the internet for the first time on Sunday, June 22 from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. While you get yourself prepared to watch daytime's biggest night online, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced the presenter lineup for the telecast, which includes several of daytime's biggest names from soap operas, talk shows and game shows, among many other genres airing during the daypart.

As previously reported, allegations that "The Young and the Restless'" Michael Muhney groped a female co-star's breasts, which is reportedly what led to his firing last month, made headlines over the weekend when TMZ got wind of the rumors spreading throughout social media and soap opera message boards several weeks back. In announcing his firing on Tuesday, December 17, Muhney used Twitter as his outlet of choice. Since then, he's been virtually silent, at least until now.

As fans of "The Young and the Restless" did in March 2011 to protest the supposed firing of cast member Daniel Goddard (Cane Ashby), fans of Michael Muhney (Adam Newman) have purchased a flyover of the CBS Television City studio, where the soap is taped, to get their message across to executives of their displeasure in the actor's firing. Only this time they have taken things a step further - they've alerted mainstream media!

In a new interview with Highlight Hollywood, former executive producer and head writer of "The Young and the Restless," Maria Arena Bell, has clarified a statement she made in Soap Opera Digest after the publication released their report on Michael Muhney's firing from the daytime drama series. In it, she said, "Michael brought amazing dimension and complexity to the role of Adam Newman, and his and Sharon’s [Sharon Case] was a great dark love story. Sadly, that story was seriously derailed in the last year, so I am not surprised that the show would look for a solution to their problematic storytelling decisions. It will be a tough role to recast." However, with a report by TMZ that says the actor was let go following alleged claims he fondled the breasts of one of his co-stars, Bell now says, "Frankly he should have been let go months before because of his behind the scenes actions."

It had long been rumored and speculated about on social media and message boards, including the SON Community, since word of Michael Muhney's firing from "The Young and the Restless" first came to light. Now, TMZ is reporting that as per their sources, Muhney, 38, was fired for allegedly groping a female co-star's breasts on more than one occasion.

As we previously reported, former “All My Children” star Aiden Turner (Aidan Devane) was arrested in November for attacking his girlfriend, and the actor has now officially been charged with four counts of domestic violence!

TMZ is reporting that former "Passions" star Brook Kerr (ex-Whitney Russell) and husband Christopher Warren, Sr., who are currently involved in a bitter divorce after 22 years of marriage, are being sued by their son Christopher Warren, Jr., who claims his parents stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from funds earned during his childhood acting career. The actor, best known for his role as basketball player Zeke Baylor in the "High School Musical" films, says his parents admitted to blowing through the money for "their own personal expenses." TMZ reports that the total amount stolen remains unknown. "Chris is now suing his parents for all the money back ... even though he's still not sure exactly how much they took," said TMZ.
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Scott Evans, who played Oliver Fish on "One Life to Live," has pleaded guilty to attempted cocaine possession. From 2008-10 Evans was one half of the show's popular, yet controversial gay couple nicknamed "Kish," which also featured Brett Claywell as Fish's love interest Kyle Lewis. However, according to TMZ, Evans isn't expected to serve any jail time.

After famously denying any marriage following word of her legally changing her name from Vanessa Marcil to Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo, just before officially returning to ABC's "General Hospital" back in 2010, Marcil (ex-Brenda Barrett) is now divorcing her husband Carmine Giovinazzo ("CSI: NY"), according to a report by TMZ.