Maria Arena Bell
Photo by Michael Muhney
The Young and the Restless scene stealer Michael Muhney is all about going green, when it came to arriving at the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. The actor tweeted his means of transportation to the ceremony, which had yours truly doubting his sincerity.
I SHOULD TAKE A TAXI TO THE EMMYS TONIGHT. CHEAPER THAN A LIMO. BETTER YET. I SHOULD BE THE FIRST EVER TO RIDE A BICYCLE. ECO-FRIENDLY, said Muhney.
The skeptic in me replied right back to his tweet for him to take a picture at the awards show with the bike after I scoffed and called him out for teasing the twitterverse. Hours later Muhney tweeted his arrival saying, READ MORE
In the same interview with Co-Executive Producer Paul Rauch and Soap Opera Digest, Head Writer Maria Arena Bell gives fans a little taste on what's in store for the residence of Genoa City. According to Bell:
It's going to be a great year. The 36th anniversary episode will be an extraordinary show. It will be one big story culminating and then moving on to the next. We have a wedding coming down the pike and there will be major stories, not just with our core characters, but with those you haven't seen that much, like Daniel. We have some really startling revelations and someone from the past will be returning that will be a HUGE story. So there's a lot brewing. We have a ton of great stuff.
I know I've been hard on Christel Khalil (Lily, The Young and the Restless), but the actress really impressed me in her scenes where Lily blasted Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) and Billy (Billy Miller) about their dirty, little baby secret this past week. For the first time in awhile it felt like Khalil was holding her own and even showed that she has the potential to make the character every bit her late mother's daughter. Finally, I remembered why I enjoyed the character and actress so much during her initial teen storyline stint opposite Michael Graziadei. Khalil further impressed me in a recent interview with Michael Fairman, where she had high praise for new boss Maria Arena Bell, proving she didn't drink from the LML kool-aid and actually knows the difference between good writing and bad writing for her show.
Michael Fairman: Have you noticed a difference in the scripts under Maria Arena Bell and the new regime? READ MORE
Interesting things are happening with The Young and the Restless coming 2009.
Christine: The lawyer formerly known as Cricket (Lauralee Bell) will return to Genoa City.
Nuptuals: A extravagant wedding is going to be organized for two main characters in the Spring
Death: A central character will bite the bullet in a stunning way.
Rumor: Adam and Heather on the way out? That's the word from Soap Opera Weekly, once the duo get married. Keep in mind its a RUMOR and not fact.
Coming up: A wedding planner for Adam and Heather makes their way onscreen on Dec. 12.
Okay you knew it was coming. Now that the Idiots In Charge of The-Soap-Opera-Formerly-Known-as-Days-of-Our-Lives have let the phenomenal Blake Berris go, I decided to start out doing a Wishful Casting about where Berris should end up, but it turned into more of an analysis of which soaps are managing to set things up for their next generation the right way, and which ones are getting it wrong, dead wrong.
Much of the daytime industry is experiencing a serious drought in terms of talented, young stars who can actually, you know, act. Save for The Young and the Restless, One Life to Live and General Hospital, the under 30 set at most soaps is pretty much comprised of rejects from the Pamela Anderson School of Acting and Pantomime. I'll start with the soaps in most need of help and work my way up. READ MORE