No. 10: Neil and Harmony, The Young and the Restless
We're sure the brass at The Young and the Restless hoped pairing uptight, buppie Neil Winters (Kristoff St. John) with another sassy, sistah from the streets would generate the same kind of heat Neil's relationship with street urchin-turned-fashionista Drucilla Barber (Victoria Rowell) accomplished in the 90's. It didn't.
Man, was it painful to watch two popular, talented soap stars like St. John as Debbi Morgan—as promiscuous, recovering crackhead Harmony— attempt to manufacture chemistry where there obviously wasn't any to be found.
After being turned down by Gloria (Judith Chapman), Kevin (Greg Rikaart) went to Michael (Christian LeBlanc) to borrow the money to save his home. Michael whipped out his checkbook, but paused momentarily when Kevin told him he needed $10,000. Michael gave Kevin a lecture before writing the check. He told his brother that he was doing it for Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) and Delia, not him. READ MORE
Kevin (Greg Rikaart) asked Gloria (Judith Chapman) for a loan, so that he and Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) wouldn't lose their home. Gloria refused, telling her son she doesn't have enough to help him because the insurance money hadn't come in yet.
Kevin’s continued emotional downward spiral made him seem even more erratic. His life seems to be closing in on him, and we all know what happens when he ends up in a confined space. READ MORE
White Collar and former Guiding Light star Matt Bomer and partner Simon Halls were recognized with the 2012 Inspiration Award. Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg were honored with the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award, while Bob and Harvey Weinstein received the 2012 Chairman’s Award.
See more 8th Annual GLSEN Respect Award red carpet photos after the jump!
Just when things were starting to look up for Kevin Fisher (Greg Rikaart) on The Young and the Restless, he had to go and get mixed up with Phyllis Newman (Michelle Stafford)! TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan chatted with Rikaart to find out what's going to happen once the police and Kevin's big brother—District Attorney Michael Baldwin (Christian LeBlanc)—learn he's somehow connected to a very dead Dr. Tim (Aaron Lustig)!
Rikaart also shared why he felt strong enough about Days of Our Lives' Melissa Reeves "free speech" tweet in support of anti-LGBT Chick-fil-A to take a very public stance against her. Here are a few excerpts from the interview:
TV Guide Magazine: So accurate that I hear even Kevin's brother, Michael [Christian LeBlanc], will think he has a shady connection to Reid's death.
Rikaart: Kevin is so ethically challenged it was only a matter of time before he and Michael were on opposite sides of the law, especially now that Michael is the D.A. Before this, Kevin always went to his brother for help. Not this time. He decides to lie to him, which only make things worse. Michael will insist that Kevin come down to the police station and meet with Beth face-to-face. But it's really no crime to move a dead body...is it?
The final month of summer is heating up and so is The Young and the Restless! This week, a bunch of Genoa City citizens will be spending some time by the Abbott pool. However, not everyone will be glistening because of the sun.
Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) pulls Kevin (Greg Rikaart) into her schemes,then wants to know who is blackmailing her. Stafford is so good at portraying a guilty, desperate Phyllis. Watch this week’s Y&R promo after the jump!