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Y&R’s Jill Farren Phelps on Ian Ward and Fake Cassie

Miss Jill Farren Phelps was interviewed by the absolute best in the business, Mr Michael Logan of TV Guide Magazine. The subject Fake Cassie(Camryn Grimes) and her association with Ian Ward(Ray Wise). It seems little miss “I’m sorry for what I did” is really a grade A _ithch! Fill in the blank.
“Fassie” is also Mariah, Tyler’s(Redaric Williams) ex girlfriend. WOW?

When TV Guide Magazine spoke with the executive producer, Jill Farren Phelps she was asked to reveal where Mariah and Ian will go from here?

TV Guide Magazine: Let’s start with the nefarious Ian. Was it always the plan to connect him with Fake Cassie/Mariah?

Phelps: Not at all. Ray Wise was only supposed to be with us for a short story arc — 10 days — but we quickly realized what a gold mine he is. In order to keep him, it became necessary to connect Ian with someone else on the show, beyond Nikki and Dylan. Ray has been a wonderful fresh face in Genoa City. The second he hit the screen it was, “Jackpot!” We knew this immediately, of course, but his episodes hadn’t aired yet. By the time we knew the audience was crazy about Ray, too, we’d already completed our original agreement with him.

TV Guide Magazine: Is that why the writers put his character in jail?

Phelps: Yes. That was supposed to be Ian’s swan song, but then we got word that Ray really wanted to stay. He’s very happy here with us. So then we had to get him out of jail. TV Guide Magazine: What’s with the inference that Mariah strayed from “The Path”? Was she one of Ian’s disciples?

Phelps: Possibly. Possibly a very important one.

TV Guide Magazine: Is she his child?

Phelps: Well…perhaps in some form. [Laughs] Is that vague enough for ya?
TV Guide Magazine: I’ll take it! So what’s Ian really want in Genoa City? Does he still have a thing for Nikki? Will he continue to screw with the Newmans even though everyone is on to him?
Phelps: That’s his goal, though it’s more than just screwing with them for the hell of it. He intends to infiltrate that whole rich-family connection. He likes the sudden power he has being Dylan’s father and the instant relationship it gives him with the Newmans. He’s an opportunist and he sees opportunity. Of course, if Nikki would take him, he’d be happy to be back in her life.

TV Guide Magazine: He’s got balls going up against Victor like this!

Phelps: Oh, Victor will have his day in court with Ian.
TV Guide Magazine: Let’s talk about your other big reveal. At what point did you decide Fake Cassie would also turn out to be Mariah?

Phelps: Very early on. As soon as Tyler even mentioned there was a Mariah, the writers knew it would be Fake Cassie. She is going to be a huge threat to the Abby-Tyler relationship, which we know really needed some help. Mariah will also continue to have enormous involvement in the Sharon-Nick story and, obviously, her relationship with Ian is going to be big when it’s finally discovered by other people. She’s a wild girl, not a good girl like Cassie, and that will impact the whole Newman family.
TV Guide Magazine: What’s Mariah’s problem exactly?

Phelps: She’s a have-not. That’s a very powerful, driving force for her. Whereas Cassie had everything, Mariah had nothing, and the more she sees of the Newmans’ life, the more she resents getting so little. Sure, we’ve seen that Mariah has a heart — she knows how much her Cassie face means to Sharon and is touched by that — but that’s not the real her. There are no limits to what this woman will do to get what she doesn’t have. Mariah is one very loose cannon.

It looks like “MarIan” will be around for quite awhile, raising hell in Genoa City and we have to wonder how many residents they will harm in their quest.
Read the whole interview at TV Guide Magazine

Abby, Dylan,, Nikki, Paul, Nick, Sharon, Summer, Noah, Tyler, Avery, Victor? How else is Ian Ward connected to GC? Could he be the one pulling Colin’s strings? This would then affect Cane and Lily. What are the secrets that he is keeping that will affect Dylan and Nikki?

We will just have to sit back and enjoy the #1 soaps twists and turns and just enjoy a very eventful spring and summer.

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March 27, 2014
It is time for an update on shows across the US This is the best way to see your favorite actor or actress from your favorite soaps and really get to know them.

Today I have actors from Days, GH and Y&R Starting with the big GH event in New Jersey next week which is sold out, so the lucky people who got their tickets will see a parade of stars from General Hospital.

Lucky fans from Ohio and Kentucky will get to see Joshua Morrow(be still my heart) and Steve Burton(thump, thump) from Y&R and Dool’s Jen Lilley and Eric Marstoff will be visitng NY and NJ venues.

GH also has more stars coming to NY and NJ like Rick Hearst, John York Kin Shriner and Lynn Herring. Dom Zampronga will be Sleepless in Seattle.

What a line up so far and keep looking for my nest update as they arrive.

Here now is all the info you need to grab your tickets.

Saturday, April 05, 2014
Tyler Christopher,Laura Wright,Chad Duell,Kristen Alderson,Bryan Craig,Kelly Thiebaud,Dom Zamprogna,Lisa LoCicero,Michael Easton & Maura West
Montclair State University Conference Center
1 Normal Avenue – 7th Floor
Montclair, NJ 07043
GHfantasyweekend.eventbrite.com
Showtime: 3:30-10:00 pm
Tickets: $310 Platinum, $183 VIP, $107 General Admission

Sunday, April 06, 2014
Tyler Christopher,Laura Wright,Chad Duell,Kristen Alderson,Bryan Craig,Kelly Thiebaud,Dom Zamprogna,Lisa LoCicero,Michael Easton & Maura West
Wilbur Theatre
246 Tremont Street
Boston, MA
http://www.Ticketmaster.com (800)-745-3000
Showtime: 10:30 – 4:30 PM
Tickets: $300 Platinum, $175 VIP, $80 General Admission

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Steve Burton & Joshua Morrow (Y&R)
Wiley’s Comedy Club
101 Pine Street, Dayton OH
http://www.wileyscomedyclub.com
(937) 224-5653
Showtime: 6:30 pm show, VIP following
Tickets: $75.00 VIP, $30 show only

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Steve Burton & Joshua Morrow (Y&R)
Wiley’s Comedy Club
101 Pine Street, Dayton OH
http://www.wileyscomedyclub.com
(937) 224-5653
Showtime: 1 pm Platinum,2:30 pm show, VIP following
Tickets: $125 Platinum,$75 VIP, $30 show only

Sunday, April 13, 2014
Steve Burton & Joshua Morrow (Y&R)
The Laughing Derby @ Comedy Caravan
1250 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY
http://laughingderby.com
(502) 459-0022
Showtime: 1 pm Platinum,2:30 pm show, VIP following
Tickets: $125 Platinum,$75 VIP, $35 show only

Saturday, May 17, 2014
Jen Lilley & Eric Martsolf (DOOL)
Private Dinner, Astoria, NY
(718) 728-8581
Showtime: 7pm – 10 pm
Tickets: $150.00

Saturday, May 17, 2014
Jen Lilley & Eric Martsolf (DOOL)
Uncle Vinnie’s
520 Arnold Avenue
Point Pleasant, NJ
(732) 899-3900
Showtime: 10 am VIP, 11 am regular show
Tickets: $109 VIP, $65 includes meet/greet & Q&A

Saturday, May 17, 2014
Dom Zamprogna (GH)
Sleepless in Seattle
Hard Rock Cafe
116 Pike Street, Seattle, WA
http://www.candcproductions44.com
Showtime: 12:30-2:30 pm VIP-limited to 20, 8 pm-11 pm show
Tickets: $185-private lunch, $100 show only

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Jen Lilley & Eric Martsolf (DOOL)
Brokerage Entertainment Club
2797 Merrick Road
Bellmore, NY
(516) 781-5233
Showtime: 11 am
Tickets: $73.00

Saturday, June 21, 2014
Rick Hearst & John York (GH)
Uncle Vinnie’s
520 Arnold Avenue
Point Pleasant, NJ
(732) 899-3900
Showtime: 11 am
Tickets: $65.00

Saturday, June 21, 2014
Rick Hearst & John York (GH)
Private Dinner, Astoria, NY
(718) 728-8581
Showtime: 7 – 10 pm
Tickets: $150.00

Sunday, June 22, 2014
Rick Hearst & John York (GH)
Sutton Place
124 W. Park Avenue
Long Beach, NY
(718) 728-8581
Showtime: 12 pm
Tickets: $65 meet/greet, Q & A, photo ops & autographs

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Kin Shriner & Lynn Herring (GH)
Sutton Place
124 W. Park Avenue
Long Beach, NY
(718) 728-8581
Showtime: 2 pm
Tickets: $65 meet/greet, Q & A, photo ops & autographs

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Kin Shriner & Lynn Herring (GH)
Private Dinner, Astoria, NY
(718) 728-8581
Showtime: 7 pm
Tickets: $150.00

Sunday, September 21, 2014
Kin Shriner & Lynn Herring (GH)
Uncle Vinnie’s
520 Arnold Avenue
Point Pleasant, NJ
(732) 899-3900
Showtime: 11 am
Tickets: $65 includes Q/A, meet/greet & autographs

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The Young and the Restless news

The Young and the Restless may be searching for an actor to play the role of Adam Newman, last played by Michael Muhney. Nelson Branco reports that the casting breakdown that went out to agents and managers issued the following for the part of “Aaron Newton” that would begin taping in May.

Description: “Caucasian Male. Mid-30s to Late-30s. A very handsome, very SEXY, very appealing, very charming LEADING MAN. Aaron is a smart businessman, loves women, and can out maneuver even the shrewdest. NOTE: Actor must be AT LEAST 5’10 and have NO ACCENT PLEASE. This actor will carry major storylines. ONLY actors with strong acting experience will be considered.”
Do you think Aaron Newton might be Adam Newman?

Y&R’s new Kelly, actress Cady McClain, who will be taking over the role from Cynthia Watros, tweeted, “NEWSFLASH! My first air date is April 16th, not the 24th… so… it’s SOON! Yipee!!”

Matthew Atkinson,@JMattAtkinson (PARENTHOOD, JANE BY DESIGN, CSI, DROP DEAD DIVA and ONE TREE HILL) has been hired for the recurring role of Austin and will air April 17. His first scenes will be with Steve Burton (Dylan) and Jessica Collins (Avery). He will be playing a cameraman working with Avery on her new venture.

Do not forget to see Neil and Hillary on The Price is Right on Y&R today. Neil makes Hillary’s dream come true today. What will happen between this couple who loathed each other not long ago?

Y&R can be seen weekdays at 12:30 p.m. on CBS

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2013 best storyline The Young and the Restless

December 29, 2013
With the coming of the New Year we think back to our favorite soaps and try to find the best of each one. The storyline that was either very successful or downright bad.

I know there was a hearty dissent towards the Delia storyline on Y&R, but everyone must admit that it lead to Emmy worthy performances from many of the cast involved.

Billy Miller, as Billy Abbott is outstanding as the father who cannot forget his little girl. He is superb in portraying a man haunted by his daughters death and the fact that the driver has not been found. Billy will be missed and he will be impossible to replace.

Michael Muhney who as Adam Newman was the driver. He is haunted by the fact that he did not realize he hit Delia, thinking he just swerved to avoid hitting her dog. Then not coming forward to admit it has led him to some serious nightmares. Michael is so incredibly talented and has played this man with a conscience, thought to be a monster, in such an insightful and deeply felt way that those who disliked him have come to like Adam in all of his carnations. MM will surely be missed and is another irreplaceable actor.

Elizabeth Hendrickson has played Chloe, Delia’s mother, so incredibly real you would think she had live this herself. She has run the gamut of emotions from denial to anger to deep sorrow so well we felt each emotion right along with her. She is another Emmy contender and should win.

Amelia Heinle as Billy’s wife Victoria is also such a gifted actress she has made us feel her heartbreak at the loss of not only her stepdaughter, but also the husband she adores. As he falls deeper into despair she must hold her family together and try to understand his loss.

Peter Bergman, Billy’s big brother Jack Abbott, has been the rock the family needed to get through this tragedy. He is quietly there for his brother, trying to keep him from making life changing mistakes. In this as any other storylines he has been involved in this year he is eminently Emmy worthy.

Greg Rikkart as Kevin, chloe’s ex husband and Delia’s stepdad he has been wonderful in being there for Chloe as she grieves, while grieving himself. What a great actor he is as he fights to find the driver who killed Delia and comforting the wounded Chloe. Greg gives 100 % in every scene.

Jess Walton who plays Jill is the essence of a wounded soul. As she grapples with the loss of Katherine who she feels betrayed by, she now must deal with the loss of her granddaughter while trying to comfort her son and Chloe. She is also dealing with a mystery of her own and a takeover of Newman Enterprises. This magnificent actress is the new matriarch of Y&R and an Emmy worthy actress at any time.

With complete understanding of the fans who were hurt by this storyline we have to realize that this is a piece of life too many people have had to deal with and Y&R is the best at delivering storylines that are true to life. The performances brought about by this storyline were exceptional and gave these actors the opportunity to show their unbelievable talents

Michael Muhney debate over his firing heats up

The firing of Michael Muhney, who played Adam Newman on Y&R has caused great consternation between cast members and most importantly the fans. The whole truth has not been revealed on why he was let go, but castmates claim it was not Jill Farren Phelps fault though fans are quick to blame her.

Michael alluded to it being his fault in his statement in my last column on him. “Part of me feels this is because I’ve always been outspoken, and sometimes I’ve been too outspoken. Sometimes I’ve walked around with a big backpack full of hubris. That is entirely on me. CBS, Sony, and Jill Phelps are not to blame for that.” So what could this disastrous action have been?

To the fans nothing Mr Muhney could have done could rate this action, He is a great actor and has made Adam Newman his own. Fans are planning boycotts of CBS and sending out petitions to have him rehired.

Though these may be drastic actions, fans feel very strongly about their beloved characters and the actors who play them. When you have the likes of Michelle Stafford, Billy Miller and Michael Muhney gone from the show they helped keep number one, fans of Y&R start to feel uncomfortable and unhappy about these monumental losses.

Cast member Sharon Case went so far as to make a lovely video of her feelings about the loss. Melody Thomas Scott tweeted her feelings “Not my place 2 reveal but the arrogance of some ppl who have NO knowledge of the situation is astonishing. THE SHOW IS NOT 2 BLAME. ANY actor would’ve been fired under these circumstances. Terrible loss 2 the show & it sickens me that this has happened. Jill is completely innocent in this. So is the show, Sony, CBS, etc. Tragic situation.” and Michael Logan of TV Guide tweeted: “If/when the REAL Muhney story comes out, U won’t B blaming ANYONE at @YandR_CBS @Sony or @CBSDaytime.” DougDavidson tweeted: “Honestly, JPF’s is not to blame. She is terrific. Today’s events don’t reflect her leadership. Trust me, there is more to the story. The Young and the Restless is a team sport. Please know we love you guys and we will continue to bring you the best show we can. I’ve got at least 20 castmates that vow the same pledge.”

The truth, the whole truth must come out so fans can decide who was to blame in this horrible decision. Michael Muhney was too important to the show and was excelling in his part in this incredibly sad and horrific storyline.

Hopefully the truth will come out sooner than later and an end can be put to the unrest everyone feels about the talented Mr Michael Muhney.I think that Michael is such a fantastic actor, one of the best…hopefully Michael can find a Job on a Night time TV show…I will be looking forward to see him soon!

Here are some comments from my readers
Carolyn
So sad about Michael’s firing. Such a good actor. He is an actor with a family and he has been
treated very poorly. Hope he will find work soon. He has a following so many of us will be looking for him to appear on another show.

Tisha
I think that Michael is such a fantastic actor, one of the best…hopefully Michael can find a Job on a Night time TV show…I will be looking forward to see him soon!

Karen: We are having a Block Y&R day Jan 31st. DON’T WATCH, DON’T DVR, DON’T GO TO CBS.COM OR YOUTUBE. JUST MISS 1 DAY OF Y&R. Should speak volumes on how we feel about the loss of MM & BM, MS this past year. JFP is killing our show. Let’s show CBS we care!

Susan:http://www.gopetition.com/peti…

Diane: http://www.gopetition.com/peti…

Katrina: I just deleted The Young and the Restless from my daily recording on the DVR. First Michelle Stafford and now Michael Muhney. I will no longer watch this sad soap opera. No one can replace Michelle or Michael.

I hope that everyone had a very Merry Christmas and will have a Happy New Year.