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Tatyana Ali on 'Love That Girl,' How She Avoided Being a Child Star Tragedy, and Willow Smith

by Chris Jancelewicz, posted Jan 10th 2011 2:00PM
Tatyana Ali, who most of us know as Ashley from 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,' has certainly grown up. Now 31, the actress is helming her own show, 'Love That Girl,' which premieres tonight on TV One.

Charming and quick to laughter, Ali is over the moon about her new show and her return to comedy. With a recurring role on 'The Young and the Restless,' Ali hasn't been away from the small screen completely, but she's thrilled to return from whence she came -- that is, the land of the sitcom.

TV Squad spoke with Ali in LA about 'Love That Girl,' how she avoided being a child star tragedy, and what she thinks about Willow Smith.

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TV Casting: Andrea Evans Returning to 'Young and the Restless'

by Andrew Scott, posted Apr 7th 2010 12:00PM
Andrea EvansAndrea Evans is headed back to 'Young and the Restless' -- but with a bit of the twist. In true head-scratching fashion, Evans will play Tawny Moore, the character she created on the 'Bold and the Beautiful,' and not her original 'Y&R' character, Patty Williams, which is currently being portrayed by Stacy Haiduk. Evans' one-episode gig will air on May 12. [TV Guide]

More casting news after the jump.

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Dear CBS: Please Stop Giving Away 'Young and the Restless' Plot Twists in the Promos!

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 1st 2010 5:05PM
Eric BraedenI pride myself in being able to see TV show plot twists coming a mile away. Maybe it's from watching TV for so long or maybe it's from watching so much TV and writing about it all day long, but I can usually figure out something that's going on. There will be a hint, a piece of writing, some foreshadowing, or something else that gives a clue to a plot twist that I can figure out.

That's not to say I figured out that the season finale of 'Lost' a couple of seasons ago was a flash forward and not a flashback, but most times I can sense something.

But there have been two major (and I mean MAJOR) plot twists on 'The Young and the Restless' the past few weeks that I didn't see coming at all. Too bad CBS spoiled them for me (and other fans) with their promos.

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Q&A: Eric Braeden Returns to 'Young and the Restless'

by Chris Jancelewicz, posted Dec 8th 2009 11:59PM


Known as 'The Moustache' and 'The Dark Knight' on long-running CBS soap opera 'The Young and the Restless', Eric Braeden's character Victor Newman is the very definition of daytime TV icon. Even people who have never seen an episode in their lives know his name, his face, and his powerful low voice.

In the fall of 2009, 'Y&R' announced that Braeden would be leaving the show, citing contractual differences. What followed is perhaps one of the most raucous, vehement reactions to a soap star exiting in television history. People wrote; people blogged; people vented the world over – what would 'Y&R' be without Victor Newman?

After filming his last episode, which, for the record, runs through the actor's tenure on the show and compiles a series of clips ranging from his first appearances in the 80s to his latest conquests in the 00s, Braeden and the studio reached a last-minute agreement to keep him on the show. No details have been released, but Braeden seems amicable about the whole thing. If only we were that forgiving!

AOL TV Canada sat down and spoke with Braeden about what's it like being back on the show, whether Victor is a changed man after his various ordeals, and what he thinks of his cast mates.

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Update: Eric Braeden coming back to Young and the Restless

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 24th 2009 11:31AM
Eric BraedenActually, I'm not sure he even had time to pack up his stuff at CBS and leave the building, but Eric Braeden is returning to The Young and the Restless.

Allison told you that contract negotiations between Braeden and Sony had come to a standstill. Braeden has been on the show for 30 years and knew that he had to take a pay cut (like everyone in the industry is doing these days), but they couldn't come to terms on what that pay should be, and Braeden felt that Sony had reneged on what they had promised. But it's all in the past now. Braeden will stay with the show.

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Suddenly, I'm hooked on The Young and the Restless (send help)

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 18th 2009 7:02PM
Y & RTo quote Danny Glover in every Lethal Weapon, I'm too old for this shit.

I never thought I could get hooked on another soap opera. I watched Guiding Light every single day for over 20 years, but got away from it when they stopped focusing on the Bauers and then went all crazy with the way they shot the show (I'm back now that Grant Aleksander has returned). And I watched All My Children and One Life To Live in the 80s, though I haven't watched either of those shows in 15 years and would probably be lost now. But I can at least imagine going back to that show because I know a lot of the characters and can figure things out.

But can someone explain to me how I'm suddenly hooked on a soap opera I've never seen before?

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TV Obits: Chauvin, Turner, Lieber, Wheeler

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 9th 2008 3:21PM

Lilyan ChauvinA roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.

  • Lilyan Chauvin: She was a veteran actress you might remember as Joey's grandmother on Friends and the woman in the pilot of The Pretender who asks "Are you a doctor?" (Jarrod's response: "I am today"). She appeared on a ton of other shows over the years, including ER, Alias, Frasier, Star Trek: DS9, Ugly Betty, Malcolm in the Middle, The X-Files, Baywatch, The Young and the Restless, Falcon Crest, Fantasy Island, Man From Atlantis, The Bob Newhart Show, Mannix, The Adventures of Superman, Studio One, and many, many others. She died of cancer and heart disease at age 82.

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Kathy Hilton to guest star on The Young and the Restless

by Erin Martell, posted Apr 18th 2008 9:21AM

Kathy HiltonI always imagined that being a Hilton is like living in a soap opera--wealth, scandal, and the occasional arrest. Apparently real life isn't dramatic enough for one member of the Hilton clan. Paris' mother, Kathy Hilton, will appear on The Young and the Restless as herself. The episode, which will air on May 13, was filmed on Wednesday.

Hilton's fictional self will ruffle some feathers in her Y&R cameo by taking over a magazine photo shoot. I'm not sure where that falls on a soap opera's bad behavior scale, but I'm sure that such workplace antics will at least earn Kathy a few dirty looks. The Hiltons have had plenty of TV exposure over the last month. Paris just did a cameo on a recent episode of My Name is Earl. Barron Hilton, Paris' brother, became a gossip show regular following his DUI arrest.

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How are soap operas handling the strike?

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 22nd 2008 1:03PM

Susan LucciIf shows that are shown only once a week and have around 22 episodes a year are affected by the strike, then the soaps, which have new shows five days a week, 52 weeks a year must be even more affected, right? Right?

For some reason, not yet. The shows haven't divulged how many scripts they have stockpiled and how long they will last, but the soaps haven't gone into reruns, "classic episodes" or other programming yet. Most soaps have anywhere from six to a dozen a writers or more, and most of those writers are on the picket line. A few writers (though not all) on four of the soaps, CBS' The Young and the Restless and ABC's All My Children, One Life To Live, and General Hospital, have crossed the picket lines and returned to work on the show because of something called "financial core," which means financial need, another example of how I don't quite understand what's going on with this strike.

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TV Obits: Evans, Maxwell, Manulis, Humbard, Fein

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 30th 2007 8:21PM

Lois Maxwell, Sean ConneryA roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.

  • Lois Maxwell: She is probably best known for playing Miss Moneypenny in all the James Bond movies up until Roger Moore's last (A View To A Kill), but she also appeared in several TV shows, including The Avengers, UFO, The Saint, Alfred Hitchcock Presents (80s version), Zero One, Danger Man, One Step Beyond, and Adventures in Rainbow Country. She died of cancer at age 80 in Australia.

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CBS soaps now streaming online

by Adam Finley, posted Jun 22nd 2007 6:21PM

CBSHere's some good news for fans of The Young and the Restless, As the World Turns and Guiding Light: CBS is now streaming full episodes on its site. New episodes will hit the Web every day at 6:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., but only for one week.

I predict that bored office workers who never cared about these soaps before will feel compelled to watch them online, resulting in a whole new breed of soap fanatics. I see five men stuffed into one cubicle, each one holding a box of Kleenex and snacking on Pringles as they become more and more engrossed in the storyline. Productivity will plummet, and companies around the United States will be forced to shut down, resulting in massive layoffs and rioting in the streets. I guess what I'm saying is that CBS will destroy us all with this new venture. Or maybe I'm overreacting.

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Soap opera fans to be on stage at Emmys; actors scared

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 14th 2007 6:43PM

Emmy awardOh yeah, here's a great idea: allow obsessive soap opera fans to be on stage about ten feet from actors and actresses.

That's the plan for the Daytime Emmy Awards this Friday (9pm on CBS, right after Bob Barker's final episode on The Price Is Right). They're going to have a special red carpet bleacher section on stage, where selected fans will be able to scream and yell and take pictures. And if you think my headline isn't true, here's a quote from Young and the Restless veteran Peter Bergman:

"Just presenting, you could be accosted. Lucky me...it ends up being almost silliness. It's not how I want to celebrate a career achievement."

That's not all. They're also asking fans to send in comments via the web site, and some of these comments will be inserted into award introductions.

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Here are the Daytime Emmy nominations

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 14th 2007 5:22PM

EllenThose cruel Emmy bastards. Here Regis Philbin is today, recuperating from his heart bypass surgery (unless it's still going on, which is possible), and he doesn't even get a nomination for Best Talk Show or Host!

Ellen got a nod though, and she led all nominees with 12 nominations. Going up against her for Best Talk Show are Dr. Phil, The View, Tyra Banks, and Rachael Ray. If she's not the winner out of that group, something is wrong somewhere. She's also up for Best Talk Show Host, with the same nominees and also Lisa Rinna, who apparently hosts something called Soap Talk.

The shows up for Best Soap are Guiding Light, The Young and the Restless, One Life To Live, and The Bold and the Beautiful. Bob Barker got a nomination for The Price Is Right. His last day on that show is in June.

Oh, and that Today Show "It's a New Day" theme? It got a nom too.

Here is the full list of nominees.

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Out of the Blogosphere

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 21st 2007 8:34AM

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Darlene Conley dead at 72

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 16th 2007 2:41PM

Darlene ConleyBold and the Beautiful star Darlene Conley died of stomach cancer on Sunday in Los Angeles.

She has starred on the show as Sally Spectra for 20 years, and was diagnosed with cancer only three months ago. Producers and writers were actually developing a storyline for her to deal with the diagnosis.

Besides The Bold and the Beautiful and three other soaps (Days of Our Lives, The Young and the Restless, and General Hospital), Conley guest-starred on several other TV shows, including The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Murder, She Wrote, Highway To Heaven, The Jeffersons, Little House on the Prairie, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Gunsmoke, Cagney and Lacey, and Ironside. She also did the voice of Mrs. Claus in Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July.

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