Friday, September 16, 2011

NEWS ROUNDUP: Melody Thomas Scott Happy With 3-Year Y&R Deal, Steve Ford Speaks About His Father

Y&R's Melody Thomas Scott happy with new three year deal
“I was thrilled to hear it was three years,” Scott told EW. “That means they are thinking very positively about the state of everything. That’s great they are.”

Scott credits her fans for the Twitter and letter writing campaign that she believes led to her new contract. ”If fans had not stepped up, I would not have a job today. I’m so grateful.”

Scott expects to return to the set sometime in October. Will she be back on the wagon? Not if Scott has anything to do with it! “I love Nikki drinking!” Scott said. “I like it as an actor. It’s much more fun, and everybody seems to prefer a drunk Nikki.”

Former Y&R star Steve Ford (ex-Andy) speaks about his father, former President Gerald Ford
Steve Ford remembers challenging his father when he, within the first month of his presidency, pardoned Nixon.

“A president is like a father of a family,” Gerald Ford told his son. “If I prosecuted everything you did and didn't give you grace and mercy, this family would fall apart.”

Jeopardy will feature the category "Adjectives of The Young and the Restless"
Tune in October 10

Los Angeles' Playwrights' Arena Launches FLASH THEATRE L.A.
This launch/preview is company devised and features Emmy Award-winning actors Christian Le Blanc and Michelle Stafford, both from television's THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles, the band Cityzen, a gospel choir, and a cast of more than 100 actors, singers, dancers, and stilt walkers.

Paramount Pictures CEO Brad Grey has listed for sale the Holmby Hills home he bought in mid-November and is asking $23.5 million for the former Frank Sinatra-owned property
The Carolwood house is situated on 2.3 acres in a prime neighborhood that is also home to Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman, philanthropist Suzanne Saperstein, and television producer Bradley Bell of THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL.

Jack Wagner signs a new contract with B&B
Nick will remain with the show and Ashley Jones is returning as Bridget.

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