Veterans of CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless simply cannot stop talking about Michael Muhney's (ex-Adam) firing and the alleged groping of a co-star TMZ claims led to it! Jerry Douglas (John) spoke to Rumor Fix about the drama, stating the late Bill Bell would be "turning in his grave" due to the scandal.
Here's what the 81-year-old had to say about Muhney's reported on-set tensions with former TV dad Eric Braeden (Victor):
“I watched him work a couple of scenes with Eric Braeden [Victor Newman] and there were a lot of battles that went on there that were unnecessary. Eric is an old pro and does good work. This guy seemed to be high strung and emotional. He would just blow up in the middle of the scene for things that aren’t that important.”
How will The Bold and the Beautiful's Ridge Forrester (Thorsten Kaye) react to everything that has transpired during his absence, namely former wife Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) having played hide-the-sword with Bill (Don Diamont)? Could Brooke's actions cause Ridge to look in her little sister Katie's (Heather Tom) direction?
TV Guide Magazine: Given your love for twisted romance, will you have Ridge fall Katie? It would drive Bill and Brooke crazy!
Bell: [Laughs] Well... maybe I will. Anything is possible! Thorsten makes a fantastic Ridge — very different from [predecessor] Ronn Moss. He'll really electrify the show. Bill has been cock-of-the-walk for way too long. He needs a little competition! And that's exactly what he's going to get! We're going to find out that Ridge has gone through something very significant during his time away — something that's really changed him. There's only one Ronn Moss and he was splendid, but now we have a new and very different Ridge and it's exciting to write for him.
The Hollywood Reporter has unveiled a list of the industry's top art collectors and soap industry staples Bill and Maria Arena Bell made the cut. Here's what the magazine's website had to say about the ex-The Young and the Restless showrunner and the Bell Dramatic Serial Company president's pieces:
The Northwestern art history major got her start collecting modestly priced George Hurrell photos. These days, her husband, Bill, goes deep on icons -- Marcel Duchamp, Jeff Koons -- while she champions the idiosyncratic, from Francesco Vezzoli to Mark Ryden.
Lee Phillip Bell and Michael Maloney's biography of the late William J. Bell has now been released on paperback. Fans of the legendary soap scribe can learn all about the co-creator of Another World, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful in the pages of The Young and Restless Life of William J. Bell.
I hope soap fans enjoy the The Young and Restless Life of William J. Bell. It's a chronicle of Bill and Lee's inspiring life together -- how they met, fell in love, followed their dreams, and built a soap opera empire along the way. There's much of Bill's philosophies on serialized storytelling in the book and untold anecdotes from the golden age of soap operas. READ MORE
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Young and the Restless, Genoa City divas Tracey Bregman and Christel Khalil took a stroll down memory lane. In revealing interviews, the two soap stars share deets such as: Bregman originally auditioned for the role of Patty Williams and Khalil's fave storyline was Lily being on the run in L.A. with Daniel (Michael Graziadei). To hear more from Bregman and Khalil, watch the interviews after the jump! READ MORE
DC Interview: Bell Biographer Michael Maloney on Collaborating With Lee Phillip Bell, Family Legacy and What Made Bill Bell a StorytellerBy Jamey Giddens on July 24, 2012
There aren't many men who know what it's like to collaborate with Chicago-talk-queen-turned-soap-opera-legend Lee Phillip Bell. There was her late husband, the legendary William J. Bell, whom she co-created two of CBS Daytime's long-running hits, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful, with. Now there's also veteran soap journalist Michael Maloney, the man Phillip Bell chose to help tell her prolific husband's life story in The Young and Restless Life of William J. Bell: Creator of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful. For his part, Maloney is quite aware of what auspicious company he's been keeping while working with Phillip Bell on the tome.
"Whenever I see my name in a press release, or on the cover of the book with Lee Phillip Bell, I think, 'The last time I might have seen something with her name on it, with someone else, was probably on the credits of Y&R and B&B.' You know, 'co-created by'. I'm thinking that's pretty damn good company to be in!"
You wouldn't find many soap fans, addicted to the countless hours of daytime television enjoyment the Bells have provided over the past several decades, who would disagree with Maloney's assertion. The author worked with Phillip Bell, as well as several of the late Bill Bell's friends, colleagues and children, for years in creating The Young and Restless Life of William J. Bell. The biography spans Bell's entire lifes and tells the story of his great love for Lee, their children and the daytime dramas they created together. READ MORE