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The Young and the Restless Co-Creator Lee Phillip Bell on Jeanne Cooper: "Her Love Was Unexpendable"By Jamey Giddens on May 10, 2013
Soap dynasty matriarch Lee Phillip Bell has spoken out on the passing of her friend and colleague, the late Jeanne Cooper. Bell's husband, the late William J. Bell hired Cooper to play wealthy, drunken socialite Katherine Chancellor six months into The Young and the Restless' run on CBS, back in 1973.
"Jeanne Cooper: respected colleague, industry icon, woman of passion and grandeur; most important, beloved friend," said Bell. "She was a shining beacon. Her love was unexpendable, and was given freely to all, from fans to great celebrities. She was not jaded by success, nor impressed by wealth and fame. Her crowning glory was her family: her children Corbin, Collin and Caren and her grandchildren, whom she adored, and all of whom adored her in return. Her presence resonated in the lives of all those around her. Through her personal and professional journey, she saved hundreds, possibly thousands, from the depths of alcoholism. She embodied compassion and forgiveness. No daytime icon has ever been more influential in the lives of millions. She will be terribly missed, but her light will shine on forever. May angels guide you on your journey, dear Jeanne. I will love you forever."
Welcome back, Liam (Scott Clifton) and Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood)! I feel like you’ve been gone forever. No, seriously, how short was that honeymoon?
I love how cute Liam and Steffy are, even when they are being ridiculously cheesy. Steffy suited him up to grill, then she headed out to visit her brother. READ MORE
On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels dish the latest All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless storylines and headlines, including:
All My Children and One Life to Live wrap up their first week. How are the soaps doing on the web with more episodes under their belts?
Brooke learns she’s pregnant on The Bold and the Beautiful. Is it time for Jennifer Finnigan to return as Bridget?
Kristen and John face off on Days of Our Lives. Sami steals $30k from Nick.
Are AJ and Carly General Hospital’s new Alan and Monica? Dante fights for his marriage with Lulu. Is Patrick in danger of becoming a dumb man, hoodwinked by a fake baby mama?
Jill won’t lose control of Chancellor Enterprises to Cane without a fight. Michael catches wind of Carmine and Lauren’s affair on The Young and the Restless.
All this and much more on today's show.
Before he was ruthless, publishing mogul Bill "Dollar Bill" Spencer on CBS Daytime's The Bold and the Beautiful, Don Diamont spent the better part of two and a half decades on The Young and the Restless. Diamont played pool boy-turned-exec Brad Carlton. He credits the late Jeanne Cooper (Kay) with helping him out when he was a newbie actor back in 1985.
"I just love Jeanne and have so much respect for her," said Diamont in a released statement on Cooper's passing. "She was such a supporter of mine when I started at Y&R as a young, green actor. That always meant so much to me. She was truly one-of-a-kind. This next saying is used far too often but is truly applicable in her case: when they made Jeanne Cooper they broke the mold." READ MORE
On today’s Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels have been struck with a severe case of Scandal fever. From Olivia and Fitz’s sizzlin’ relationship to the spurned First Lady, the PC gang discuses it all in this special Scandal Confidential episode.
Scandal isn’t the only hot show the DC crew dishes about on ABC. Miranda Bailey faced an investigation into the deaths of her patients on Grey's Anatomy. Jamey and Luke disagree on Cristina’s storyline.
The podcast then becomes Awkward as the gang discuss a surprising death on the MTV series. Brawls erupt in The Real Housewives of New Jersey trailer, but does that have anything on Mariah Carey andNicki Minaj’s feud on American Idol?
All this and much more on today’s Pop Confidential podcast!