Lord in the morning! Seems like the welcome wagon over at How I Met Your Mother has sped away from Eric Braeden. The Young and the Restless star was called out by Neil Patrick Harris regarding his upcoming apperance on the show once again on Twitter. Braeden, who previously played the role of Robin's dad, felt the role wasn't considerable enough for him. Harris stated:
Eric Braeden is a D-Bag. the actor, (Robin's dad) agreed to a cameo, then last night bailed, saying the part wasn't 'substantial' enough. We've recast with Ray Wise, a fantastic actor who makes any part 'substantial'. Super excited to welcome him to the family!
Daytime's most outspoken player, Eric Braeden, spoke to CBS Soaps in Depth about the state of daytime. In the piece, The Young and the Restless frontman had some choice words for network execs hoping to replace long-running soap operas with talk and game shows.
"I understand that ratings are important from the network and advertisers' perspective. But the attempt to substitute this genre with talking heads or reality shows or game shows...good luck. All I know is that storytelling will never go away. People still want good storytelling." READ MORE
The internet has been abuzz all weekend with comments regarding former The Young and the Restless star Victoria Rowell calling into Jamie Foxx's Foxhole radio show during an appearance by former leading man Kristoff St. John and Darius McCrary. During the segment, Rowell called St. John to the carpet regarding Y&R's diversity issues and alleged backstage drama, and during the exchange it was confirmed that St. John has been punished in the past for speaking out. READ MORE
On our first Pop Confidential podcast, the topic of legalizing marijuana–and taxing the hell out of it–came up as we were discussing Gossip Girl's Chase Crawford being busted for having it in his possession. It looks like The Young and the Restless’ Eric Braeden thinks the same thing. In an appearance on Fox’s Geraldo at Large, discussing California’s Prop 19, Braeden told Geraldo "Legalize the damn thing... We should tax the bloody thing. We need the revenue badly." Watch the segment after the jump!
According to the segment, legalizing marijuana would raise up to 1.4 billion dollars annually for California, if it were taxed like alcohol. READ MORE