The Young and the Restless is letting everyone know they are the top dogs of daytime. The cast and crew of Y&R made a video to explain why they've been the No. 1 Stunners for the past 25 years. Watch the video after the jump!
INTERVIEW: Lauralee Bell on Anti-Texting & Driving Web Series and Why She'd Love a Cricket/Nikki Catfight on Y&RBy Jamey Giddens on December 10, 2013
Lauralee Bell thrives on a busy, productive life. The wife/mother/actress/writer/producer is the textbook definition of indefatigable, a trait she says she learned from her famous parents, soap legends William J. and Lee Phillip Bell.
I recently caught up with Bell, who in December launched her third web series, mI promise. Unlike the wacky antics of Family Dinner, or the glamorous hijinks of Just Off Rodeo, Bell's news project, mI promise, deals with a powerful, topical subject — teenagers and texting-while-driving.
mI promise is the story of Riley (Cassidy Ann Shaffer of iCarly and Austin & Ally fame), a brand new 16-year-old, who can't wait to start her fabulous new life of going to parties with hot boys and driving her own car. When an unthinkable tragedy strikes, Riley's young life is changed forever.
Daytime Confidential: Congratulations on the launch of your new web series, mI promise! After creating a pair of zany web comedies, Family Dinner and Just Off Rodeo, what made you want to go the drama route?
Lauralee Bell: I wanted to go the drama route because I felt this is such an important topic. Parents need to lead by example and give their kids a way to see that there are other ways to live your life, as we see in future episodes, besides just looking down at their phones. There is not enough out there where kids show kids what can happen if they make a mistake. I just want the example to be a character, for it to never have to be a real friend.
Leave it to Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) to make everything about himself on The Young and the Restless. Mr. Mumbles isn't amused Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) kept secret the fact she had a child before they got together.
He's also ticked she leaned on ex-lover Paul Williams (Doug Davidson) during her crisis of conscience. Can their umpteenth marriage survive this latest bump?
Paul isn't doing much better in the martial department. Cricket (Lauralee Bell) is miffed he didn't tell her about his involvement in tracking down Nikki's M.I.A. son. Will the crime-fighting duo get past this hurdle?
Can someone tie a bell around the neck of Adam (Michael Muhney) and Chelsea's (Melissa Claire Egan) kid? A GPS tracking system? Something! Chelsea freaks out to Kevin (Greg Rikaart) when Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) apparently spirits little Connor away. Take a sneak peek at Monday's Y&R after the jump!
Several fan favorites will return to take part in the highly-anticipated episodes, reports TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan. Lauralee Bell (Cricket), Tricia Cast, (Nina), Michael Damian (Danny), Adrienne Frantz (Amber), Patty Weaver (Gina) and Beau Kazer (Brock) will all be on hand, along with Cooper’s real-life son Corbin Bernsen portraying Father Todd, who will officiate the funeral. READ MORE
Showrunner Jill Farren Phelps stated:
Katherine knew she was dying and made it clear she didn't want a sad event where everyone wore black and was miserable. She wanted a celebration and that's exactly what she's getting.