NEWS ROUNDUP: John Ingle Memorial; Bregman & Goddard on New Y&R; Ronn Moss Says 'It Was Time To Move On'; Political Ads

Y&R's Tracey E. Bregman and Daniel Goddard confident with behind-the-scenes changes and a return to character-driven storylines
"I don’t think there’s a single person there that doesn’t feel that we are moving in a very positive direction," said Goddard. "[Josh Griffith, head writer] understands how to write for all the demographics and all the characters. The thing about Josh that’s a great asset to the show is that he’s married to the love of his life and has two beautiful daughters. As a man, he understands what women want versus someone who is kind of cut off from the real world and is trying to forge stories based upon what they think the world likes to see."

"He understands the history of our show," Bregman added.

Jack Scalia: 'Gun was a gift from a friend'
Scalia's spokesperson, Steve Jaffe, told TMZ the gun was a gift from a friend and the badge was a courtesy shield that was presented to him by former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani.

He added: "He doesn't know how either ended up in the bag."

Scalia was released after posting a $10,000 bond and no charges have been filed so far.

Congressional voters targeted TV show by TV show
In Democrat Bill Foster's contest against veteran Rep. Judy Biggert in the far southwest and west suburbs, it's a matter of courting THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS.

Karl Rove's American Crossroads reshaping Florida election
In Tampa, Crossroads is paying $18,000 for a 30-second commercial during ABC's DANCING WITH THE STARS, $15,000 for 30 seconds of airtime Monday night during the World Series on FOX and $1,400 for a commercial during CBS's THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS.

Ronn Moss: Turning 60 is weird
"Becoming 'Ridge' was cool, Moss said of his longtime BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL character. "The role was tailor-made for me. I felt it as soon as I walked in to the audition. I didn't expect it to be such a big hit. I thought all we were doing was a little TV show that would last a couple of years, at best."

"After 25 years on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, it was time to move on. It was a great run but, for most of that time, I wasn't able to do anything else. At a certain point, I realized I was spending more time in that big-ass studio than with my wife and kids. In fact, I was spending more time driving to and from work than with my family. I want to enjoy life more."

John Ingle Memorial service was held on Saturday
The service was held in the Kenneth L. Peters Auditorium at Beverly Hills High School.

Before starring in GENERAL HOSPITAL as Edward, Ingle taught acting at Hollywood High School in the mid-1950s, then worked at Beverly Hills High into the 1980s.

His students included Richard Dreyfuss, Joely Fisher, Swoosie Kurtz, David Schwimmer, Lenny Kravitz, Julie Kavner, David Schwimmer, Nicholas Cage, Laraine Newman and Jonathan Prince.

EASTENDERS star presents memoirs as part of Black History Month
Dressed in purple from head to toe, Corinne Skinner Carter, 82 year old veteran of EASTENDERS and EMPIRE ROAD gazes at her rapt audience.“I haven’t retired, if you got a job for me, I’m ready. After you retire there’s just death. It’s not morbid, it’s just life”, she says.

ALL MY CHILDREN alum J.R. Martinez to appear in holiday EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION
Host Ty Pennington and the team of designers visit the Harris family of Smithville, TX for a Christmas-themed wounded veteran episode. While on patrol in Iraq, Shilo Harris was wounded by a massive IED blast. Shilo now fights for other wounded warriors to find jobs and emotional support upon their return to civilian life. The episode features appearances by J.R. Martinez (ex-Brot, AMC) and Country Music superstar Lee Greenwood, who performs “God Bless the U.S.A.”

Atlanta Public Library's Behind the Scene series will include Casey Childs
Childs, who directed episodes of HOLLYWOOD HEIGHTS, is best known for his work directing daytime soaps such as ALL MY CHILDREN, ANOTHER WORLD and LOVING/THE CITY.

Kyle Harris joins CW's THE CARRIE DIARIES
Harris, who recently starred in the National Tour of "West Side Story" and on Broadway in James Lapine's "Sondheim on Sondheim," will play Seth, a sweet and nerdy but cute Princeton freshman who dates Carrie's pal Mouse (Ellen Wong) and is learning to balance his sex life with the demands of school.

Drake's Graduation Speech: Rapper-Actor Speaks After Receiving High School Diploma At Jarvis Collegiate Institute In Toronto
Drake, 26, dropped out of high school at age 15 to play Jimmy Brooks (known as Aubrey Graham) on DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION. The Toronto-born 'HYFR' singer spent the summer in the city to finish his remaining class credits. Last Friday, he took to Twitter and wrote, "As of tonight I have graduated high school!" which he said was, "One of the greatest feelings in my entire life."

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