Young and Restless
Wave goodbye to Billy Miller, kids. Since Miller and Sony Television couldn't reach a mutually acceptable deal, The Young and the Restless is bringing back the original adult Billy Abbott, David Tom!
The actor, who from 1999-2002 played Billy from a teenager to young adulthood, is returning to the serial where he won the Outstanding Younger Actor Daytime Emmy in 2000. The news of Tom's return was first reported on Twitter by TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan See his tweet below! READ MORE
Once again Hollyweird is scratching its collective head over how an urban (translation: black) film could "over perform" to the tune of a $30.6 million opening weekend at the box office. The Best Man Holiday didn't over perform, as much as it was underestimated — just like Think Like a Man and at least half a dozen rom-coms starring predominantly black casts before it in recent years.
The sudsy sequel to Malcolm D. Lee's 1999's sleeper hit The Best Man, reunited the original cast for another game of friends, lovers and rivals. This time around, novelist Harper (Guiding Light alum Taye Diggs) finds himself contending with writers' block, a precariously pregnant wife (Sanaa Latham's Robyn) and a stalled career. When he and Robyn are invited to the sprawling, Gatsby-esque estate of his former best friend, New York Giants' runningback Lance (Morris Chestnut) and Lance's near-angelic wife Mia (Diary of Single Mom's Monica Calhoun), Lance sees it as an opportunity to turn his fortunes around. READ MORE
I haven't written this column since Bob Barker was a wee lad, but the bananas ratings surge of CBS Daytime's The Bold and the Beautiful during the week of November 4-8 (Source: Soap Opera Network) was definitely inspiration enough to bring me out of the Rest Home For Retired Ranters and Ravers. Don't eat the pudding.
B&B went up 194,000 total viewers over the previous week, hitting 3.8 million viewers — that's the highest number of eyeballs for the half-hour sudser since the week of January 26-30, 2009! READ MORE