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Y&R's Cady McClain Writes a Revealing Memoir: Murdering My Youth

Sunday April 20, 2014

Murdering My Youth

The Young and the Restless star Cady McClain, who took over the role of Kelly Andrews this past week, is also the author of Murdering My Youth: A Memoir, revealing the horrors of her childhood: alcoholism, madness, sexual abuse, and more.

Cady talked to TV Guide about the book, which took her five years to write, saying, "I originally wrote it as a fiction piece because I wasn't ready to say, 'This happened to me.' I really struggled with the idea of forgiving my parents but I persevered. I had to get the story out of me."

McClain writes about her years as a child actor, during which she was the sole support of her family, and, how as a result, she had a rough time visiting Los Angeles for more than two days at a time because of the memories that came flooding back, including the fact that her parents spent all the money she had earned as a child actor.

For the complete interview, click here. The book is available on amazon.com or cadymcclain.com.

Photo courtesy: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

First Lady Michelle Obama Guest Stars on Primetime Soap Nashville

Sunday April 20, 2014

Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama guest stars as herself on the All or Nothing with Me episode of Nashville, airing on May 7, when Rayna rallies some very important friends to join her at a charity concert at Fort Campbell after finding out Luke has been injured in Afghanistan, forcing him to cut his tour short.

In the same episode, Deacon and Maddie are brought closer together as they chart a new course for their future. Teddy is beginning to feel like his family is slipping further and further away from him. Juliette is racked with guilt knowing that her back is against the wall after Jeff threatens to go to Avery with the truth. Gunnar is feeling pressure to reveal a secret about Juliette to Avery until Zoey urges him that his professional and private life should be kept separate. And Will and Layla begin shooting their new reality series.

Nashville airs Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. on ABC.

Photo courtesy: ABC/Rick /Rowell

The Young and the Restless, April 21-25, 2014

Sunday April 20, 2014

Sean Carrigan

Here is what is happening on The Young and the Restless the week of April 21:

Monday, April 21
Tensions rise between Ashley, Victoria and Stitch.

Tuesday, April 22
Everything changes for Victor!

Wednesday, April 23
Will Nick be able to help Sharon?

Thursday, April 24
Will Colin get his second chance with his family?

Friday, April 25
Jack's relationship with Kelly troubles Summer.

Photo courtesy: CBS/Valerie Macon

The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers, April 21-25, 2014

Sunday April 20, 2014

Rena Sofer

Here is what is happening on The Bold and the Beautiful the week of April 21:

  • A meddling mother intervenes to make sure that her son ends up winning the heart of his intended.
  • Aly and Oliver begin their romance by having fun in the pool at the Forrester Estate.
  • Carter questions the true motive behind Maya's recent "detective" work.
  • Liam makes Hope a proposition that will directly affect the future of their relationship.
  • Brooke confides in Rick about her plans to help Bill get his company back.

If you missed any of last week's episodes, read the recap.

Photo courtesy: Getty Images/Frazer Harrison

Where Are They Now: Ex-'Days of our Lives' Star Victor Webster

Friday April 18, 2014

Victor Webster

Ex-Days of our Lives star Victor Webster, who played Nicholas Alamain for 18 months back in 1999-2000, has worked continually since his days on the soap -- and he tells me that a lot of his daytime fans have followed his career, saying, "They are some of the most loyal fans out there and I appreciate them."

These days, Victor is into a whole new genre, science fiction, as the male lead in the Syfy series "Continuum," playing Detective Carlos Fonnegra opposite Rachel Nichols, who has come back from the future to try to change it just enough to make it a better place, but not too much so that her future life is no longer there.

But, I don't want to spoil the interview, so check out what Victor has to say, and tell me in the comments below if you are as much a fan of this hottie as I am!  Then tune into "Continuum" tonight on Syfy.

Photo courtesy: Syfy/Kharen Hill

The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers, April 17, 2014

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Lang and Diamont

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Brooke sets out to get Bill back what he wants most, his company.

Katie puts Donna smack in the middle of her fight with Brooke.

If you missed any of this week's episodes, read the recap.

Devious Maids Premieres Season 2 on Sunday night

Wednesday April 16, 2014

eva longoria

When Lifetime's primetime soap Devious Maids returns for its second season, we will be saying goodbye to several characters, but our five central ladies  -- Marisol (Ana Ortiz), Rosie (Dania Ramirez), Carmen (Roselyn Sanchez), Valentina (Edy Ganem) and Zoila (Judy Reyes) -- will all be back, but not necessarily as we knew them in Season 1.

"I had to say good‑bye to some people I just loved," says Executive Producer Marc Cherry. "But, you know, to keep the show fresh and to make sure I'm providing these terrific gals with obstacles and new story lines that's the kind of thing you have to do.  So, you'll see some new faces, and we'll say good‑bye to some other faces."

Want to know what else we can look forward to in Season 2? Check out my chat with Roselyn and Dania here to get the scoop!

Scandal Finale and Grey's Anatomy Spoilers, April 17, 2014

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Tony Goldwyn, Scott Foley, Kerry Washington

Grey's Anatomy: Go It Alone
Thursday, April 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC

Cristina enlists Meredith to help her prepare an acceptance speech for her possible Harper Avery win. Owen offers to attend the ceremony with her, but she insists on going alone. Meanwhile, Derek feels overwhelmed between his responsibilities at home and at the hospital. April and Jackson come to a disagreement on children and religion, and Callie and Arizona try to reconnect in their marriage.

Scandal: The Price of Free and Fair Elections
Thursday, April 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC

Election Day has arrived and nothing is off limits as the candidates try to capture votes. Meanwhile, Olivia tries to understand Maya's motives and Charlie makes a very surprising move, on the season finale.

Photo courtesy: ABC/Ron Tom

Melody Thomas Scott Gets Boozy Again on The Crazy Ones

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Melody Thomas Scott

Is it type casting or what? Melody Thomas Scott, who plays recovering alcoholic Nikki Newman on The Young and the Restless, will make a guest star appearance on the CBS comedy The Crazy Ones -- as a tipsy librarian!

"I play this kookie, drunk -- there I go again -- librarian," Melody said in a phone chat. "It's just a crazy plot. It was one of the few auditions I went on, where I actually watch the show. They want to have me back, so I hope it becomes semi-regular. It's on CBS, so everybody's happy."

The Crazy Ones stars Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar as a father and daughter, who work together in an advertising agency.

So what was it like to go toe-to-toe with such a famed comedian as Williams?

"He was absolutely normal like you and me," Melody says. "When he needs to be on, he's on. That was such a fun thing out of the blue. I actually got sent over there for an episode to play his ex-wife. Then, they decided -- and this was not bad -- that [I was] too young. I accepted that as a reason. They really liked the way that Robin and I carried on together [when I tested], so they wrote a role for me in the very next episode."

Melody's episode will air on Thursday, April 17 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

Where Are They Now: Days of our Lives' Mark Valley is in Crisis

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Rebecca Spence and Mark Valley

Mark Valley, who played Jack Deveraux on Days of our Lives from 1994 to 1997, has gone on to have a stellar TV career, starring in series including Body of Proof, Harry's Law, Human Target, Pasadena, and Boston Legal, and has now added NBC's Crisis to his resume.

He will guest star again this Sunday in his role as CIA Director Widener, who is not such a good guy despite his exalted position at the agency.

For those interested in tuning in to catch up with Mark, here are the spoilers for Sunday's night episode: When Finley (Lance Gross) and Dunn (Rachael Taylor) plot to lure the kidnappers out of hiding with a CIA file as bait, Finley comes face to face with one of the kidnappers (Max Martini) looking to settle a score. Beth Ann (Stevie Lynn Jones) fears for Kyle (Adam Scott Miller) as he plots a way to escape. Meanwhile, Meg (Gillian Anderson) betrays someone close to her in exchange for information. Elsewhere, Widener (guest star Mark Valley) connects with a mysterious asset (guest star Fred Dryer) to monitor Gibson's (Dermot Mulroney) plot.

Crisis airs Sunday nights at 10 p.m. on NBC.

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