Young and Restless
It's no secret Cady McClain (ex-Dixie) was a staunch supporter of Prospect Park's efforts to bring back All My Children and sister show One Life to Live. In a new interview with TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan, The Young and the Restless transplant recalls the experience of enduring AMC's second cancellation. Here's an excerpt:
TV Guide Magazine: Are you still stinging from the failure of Prospect Park's reboot of AMC?
McClain: When you watch a beloved show come to an end and see the toll it takes on everyone with the production and the fans who have loved and supported it, it's like the death of an entire family. The experience with Prospect Park was nightmarish and heartbreaking. I was a big supporter of the show and what they tried to do with it online, but the powers that be who held the purse strings did not have their plan in place. It was all rather sad. [Laughs] Now there is nothing to bitch about! I'm, like, "You people at Y&R don't even know how bad it can get!" Every time I drive on the lot at CBS, I say a big prayer of thanks and gratitude. I hate to say it — and I would never wish those soaps to have been cancelled ever — but the gift of that loss is that it put a hot fire under everybody's ass. The surviving shows got their s--t together and everybody — actors, writers, producers — stopped taking their jobs for granted and worked a lot harder to make the most of the opportunity. It also made the networks realize how much these shows mean to the public.
PC #74: Podcast Exclusive - Jackie Collins on New Novel, Cookbook and Planned Hollywood Wives TV SerialBy Pop Confidential on April 16, 2014
She's provided readers with countless, delicious stories over the years, now New York Times and Amazon Best Selling author Jackie Collins is giving celebrity foodies a run for their aprons with The Lucky Santangelo Cookbook. The unmatched, modern day Scheherazade also has a new, steamy fictional read out, Confessions of a Wild Child, which details the teen years of her most iconic heroine — Lucky Santangelo.
Collins returns to the Pop Confidential podcast, to dish with Jamey Giddens and Luke Kerr about her new projects. She shares deets on the planned movie version of Confessions, and a 13-part television update for her biggest best seller ever, Hollywood Wives.
A major boob tube lover, Collins reveals what she's watching this season, from The Good Wife and The Black List, to her current favorite serialized drama, Showtime's Shameless. All this and so much more in this juicy edition of Pop Confidential!
Chester, The Teen Model Molester is back today on The Young and the Restless. Just what more does Ian Ward (Ray Wise) want from Dylan (Steve Burton)?
Over at Kay Chancellor's crib, Lily (Christel Khalil) is rolling the heck out of her neck in Colin's (Tristan Rogers) direction. It's hard out there for criminal soap daddies. Watch a sneak peek of Wednesday's Y&R after the jump! READ MORE
Melody Thomas Scott is a long way from Genoa City. On the season finale of The Crazy Ones, The Young and the Restless diva plays Flora, a librarian with a love for booze.
Check out a promo for the soap legend's April 17 appearance on the Robin Williams/Sarah Michelle Gellar sitcom after the jump! READ MORE
On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels dish the latest The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines, including:
Is Hope pregnant with Wyatt's child on The Bold and the Beautiful? Should Quinn and Liam have hate sex?
Daniel is drugged on Days of Our Lives. Has Lucas become the new Roman? Does Carrie need to return to Salem for a final storyline with Sami before Alison Sweeney leaves? Should Austin Peck return as Austin? What happened to JJ's storyline. It used to be "must see," but now it's a snore.
Dr. O and Madeline are sisters on General Hospital. Maxie returns to Port Charles with a wombat in tow. Lulu and Dante get their son back and give him a new name.
Why are new characters on General Hospital and The Young and the Restless being introduced with complicated, secret back stories? Do fans care about stories that happen off screen, or do they want to see them play out in the present?
The Young and the Restless is throwing a fashion show and the DC crew is loving it. Lily having a female rival is bringing the character alive. Who is Leslie's mysterious new husband? Neil and Hilary kiss, but is Devon falling for her?
All this and much more on today's Daytime Confidential podcast!
Days of Our Lives star Greg Vaughan and wife, model/actress Touriya, have separated after nine years of marriage. Vaughan made the announcement on Instagram and stated: