NEWS: Ray Wise, Stacy Haiduk, Colleen Bell, Chaley Rose, Ellen Pompeo, Debbi Morgan, Judith Light

Ray Wise returned to Y&R on Friday when it was revealed Ian Ward is
behind the Paragon Project, in cahoots with Adam Newman.
Ray Wise happy to be back on The Young and the Restless as Ian Ward, who is out for revenge
"He’s the ultimate confidence man. He can do anything. And he wants revenge. He’s been slapped or punched by pretty much everybody in Genoa City. He can’t move on with his life because he still has scores to settle. He and Adam will really have the whole town in turmoil. It will be major…monumental! The viewers are going to be quite surprised by the scope of the havoc Ian and Adam will raise."

Stacy Haiduk excited to be returning to The Young and the Restless as Patty Williams
“I was with my daughter in New York and I got the email from my agent,” she recalls of getting news that the show wanted her to return. "I responded right away with ‘Yay?, followed by 20 exclamation points. I was thrilled. I knew that playing Patty is going to be fun. It always is.” Haiduk has already started taping and is excited to see what will happen with her character. “There are really no limits on what you can do with Patty. It really depends on the mood. Is she in a good place or a bad mood? She’s very unpredictable, but she never intends to hurt anyone. In the past, she’s been manipulated by the wrong people. It will be interesting to see if that happens again.”

Former The Bold and the Beautiful producer speaks for U.S. in Hungary's migrant crisis
As Hungary prevents hundreds of migrants and refugees from boarding westbound trains, the top U.S. diplomat in the country might not have the most useful background: Colleen Bell, the U.S. ambassador to Hungary, is a former producer of The Bold and the Beautiful.

Bell now finds herself on the frontlines of the biggest refugee crisis in the past 25 years shows the risks of naming those with little relevant experience to the ambassador's office.

Dynasty actress Emma Samms has written new drama for BBC Radio Gloucestershire
The GH alum has written Visitors for BBC Radio Gloucestershire. The daily program will explore the theme of a missing person, and Samms did her research before writing the story.

"I was lucky enough speak to a senior policeman here who let me pick his brains about the procedural aspects of a missing person case.

Samms stars in the drama along with The Bill's Lisa Maxwell and Dead Ringers' Jon Culshaw.

Nashville bringing back Chaley Rose as Zoey
Former ZAG member Zoey Dalton will appear in at least one episode this season.

Ellen Pompeo is offended when people say Grey’s Anatomy can't continue without McDreamy
"It’s like, Annalise Keating carries the show, Olivia Pope carries the show,” she says of her Shondaland counterparts on How to Get Away with Murder and Scandal. “But somehow, Meredith Grey needs someone. Why can’t I just be the lead of the show the way Annalise and Olivia can? Why can’t I be on that poster by myself?”

Scott Porter joins Robert Kirkman’s Outcast
The Friday Night Lights and Hart of Dixie alum will play a former jock on Cinemax’s exorcism drama. Porter also briefly played Casey Hughes on As the World Turns.

Game of Thrones casts UnREAL's Freddie Stroma as Samwell Tarly’s brother
Freddie Stroma, who played the bachelor on Lifetime's summer drama about life behind the scenes on a show like The Bachelor, is joining Season 6 as Dickon Tarly.

TNT makes entire season of Public Moralsavailable for Labor Day Weekend binge viewing
All 10 episodes of the Ed Burns drama, which premiered last week, will be available for streaming through Monday.

Debbi Morgan reveals all in one-woman show "The Monkey on My Back"
Actress Debbi Morgan (Dr. Angie Hubbard on All My Children) dazzled an audience of 200 at Detroit’s N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art on Sunday performing excerpts from her autobiographical one-woman show, “The Monkey on My Back.”

Morgan talked a lot about her four husbands, especially “husband number two.” Although she didn’t name him, his identity was soon revealed. “Husband number two was not very handsome, but had a great personality ... It turns out, he had been in prison for robbing a bank and committing manslaughter. I learned that from a news magazine.” With that, she held up a copy of People with actor Charles S. Dutton on the cover.

One Life to Live alum Judith Light has always wanted to make a difference
"When I met my manager, Herb Hamsher, in 1979, I’d been teetering on leaving the business. I was doing One Life to Live, and I thought, 'What difference is my life making?' I told Herb, 'If I ever get any notoriety, I need to find a way to make a difference.' Certainly, he and his partner, Jonathan, have guided my career in a remarkable way. Whether I’m involved with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS while doing a play or working with Project Angel Food when I’m shooting in Los Angeles, it’s always been about where I can do the most good."

1 comment:

  1. Ian Ward again? Ian's storyline was meandering and irrelevant. Then we get Jack/Marco another meandering storyline that in the end was irrelevant because it changed nothing, and caused no real lasting impact. Now we get Ian again? Y&R what has become of you?