With Owen (Brandon Beemer) mercifully being plucked from Donna (Jennifer Gareis) and Eric "Honey Bear" Forrester (John McCook)'s orbit, to possibly be paired with Bridget (Ashley Jones) on The Bold and the Beautiful, Stephanie (Susan Flannery) and her desperately-in-need of lives offspring Thorne (Winsor Harmon) and Felicia (Lesli Kay) are going to have to come up with another stud to try to drive a wedge between Eric and his blow-up doll come to life. Enter Donna's black baby daddy. READ MORE
As sorry as I will be to see talented actor Kamar de los Reyes vacate the role of Antonio Vega on One Life to Live, I would hate to see the recently-revitalized Vega clan or Antonio's red hot, interracial romance with Thalia (BethAnn Bonner) sacrificed. So to prevent that from happening, I am offering up a perfectly caliente solution to the Antonio Conundrum– Diego Serrano.
Serrano shot to soapy fame as Tomas, the foster son of John and Sharlene Hudson on Another World in the mid-90's. He was well on his way to achieving teen supercouple status on AW before leading lady Robin Griggs' (ex-Maggie Cory) real life friendship with the man who was once attached to the peter Lorena Bobbit sliced and diced, allegedly got her tossed from the NBC soap. Ah, those P&G moralists and their pitch forks!
Serrano later turned up on The Young and the Restless, where he originated the role of Diego, Raul (David Lago)'s older brother who later gave Sharon Newman (Sharon Case) a little Latin lovin' in the back room at Crimson Lights. Although by the time Diego did the do with Nick's randy wifey the role was being played by a post-Charmed, pre-LuSam Greg Vaughan. READ MORE
Last summer when DC had our fav-o-rite recurring guest Eden Riegel on the podcast (DC: # 279), along with her real and sometimes reel life besty Elizabeth Hendrickson, I threw it out there in the universe (as Lisa Rinna would say) that Riegel would make a killer version of Katherine Chancellor's beloved granddaughter Mackenzie on The Young and the Restless. With Riegel only back on All My Kids for a short time, I think now is the perfect time to let the brass at Y&R— television's most revitalized soap opera— in on why Riegel would make an amazing Mac. READ MORE
Ever since the return of Tonya Lee Williams as Dr. Olivia Barber Hastings Winters on The Young and the Restless was first announced, soap fans have been speculating about whether or not Liv's son, Nate could be far behind. Liv has mentioned Nate—the child she conceived with her deceased first husband Nathan and later raised with second husband Malcolm Winters (Shemar Moore)—several times since arriving back in Genoa City. According to the storyline, Lily(Christel Khalil)'s older cousin is away at medical school. I say its time Nate transferred to a university closer to Genoa City and I have the perfect person to play him– Robert Ri'chard.
Like Bryton McClure and Tatiyana Ali, Ri'chard grew up on our screens in such sitcoms as Cousin Skeeter and One on One, and would bring with him a built-in audience. In recent years he played Paris Hilton's love interest in the camptasically-bad horror flick House of Wax. READ MORE
I have to say I am fairly shocked to hear that Don Diamont (Brad) is leaving The Young and the Restless. This has to be the first major flag on the play for the new Dream Team behind CBS's rejuvenated sudser.
Diamont has long been one of the biggest draws for the soap and fans were looking forward to finally seeing his relationship with Sharon (Sharon Case) explored. Then there is the fact that his adopted daughter Abby is rumored to be returning to town as a teenager soon, which would no doubt reignite Brad's bitterness toward Victor (Eric Braeden), whose sperm was famously stolen by Brad's ex-wife Ashley (Eileen Davidson) to produce the tyke. READ MORE