What Is Your Favorite Memory About Your First Day At Y&R? “My start at Y&R was such a whirlwind. I was an emergency recast and the process happened very quickly. The show was only 30 minutes back then, so we shot it as if it was live, but on tape. I have such fond memories of those times and of forming relationships with some of the cast and crew that have lasted a lifetime.”
Favorite Line Of Dialogue? “Oh, my God! Line of dialogue?! That’s even harder than picking a favorite storyline! Oddly enough, the only thing that comes to mind is a line that I ad-libbed! It was many years ago and I couldn’t tell you what the scene was about. It occurred at the very end of a scene with Peter Bergman [Jack]. He had a line that indicated that he was miffed about a business competitor’s success and instead of saying the line that was scripted, I said, ‘Careful, Jack. Your schadenfreude is showing.’ There were a few moments of absolute silence on the soundstage, finally broken by our dear friend, the late boom operator Luis Godinez, who said into his mic to the control booth, ‘What? What did she say?!’ I remember wondering if they would let my comment go out on the air, so I made sure to watch that air show. Sure enough, the schadenfreude line stayed in!”
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THUMBS UP! and DOWN!
Best Of Show Or Worse For Wear? Digest Decides.
JEFF KOBER ON GH EXIT
Jeff Kober’s stint as baddie Cyrus concluded on June 16, when the disgraced G.H. Chief of Staff was spirited away to a federal penitentiary for his litany of crimes.
Y&R: AMANDA CATCHES NAYA IN A LIE
Denise, the private investigator who previously worked with Amanda’s father, meets with Amanda and Devon to share new information: A search of Richard’s phone records exposed a surprising detail. “Denise reveals that he was not only constantly trying to call Sutton’s campaign office, he also made a call to Naya’s cell phone that lasted five minutes,” says Mishael Morgan (Amanda). “Naya has always maintained that she avoided Richard’s calls and never spoke with him, but now here’s proof of a five-minute call. It’s not like Naya picked up and then hung right up; it looks like they definitely had a conversation.”
GH'S KIRSTEN STORMS ON THE MEND AFTER BRAIN SURGERY
Kirsten Storms (Maxie) is on the mend and recovering at home after undergoing a scheduled brain surgery to drain and remove noncancerous cysts on her brain.
DAYS: SHOCKING DEATH ROCKS SALEM
Jack urges Gwen and Xander to try to get along, which proves to be useful advice when Xander comes upon Gwen in an argument with Dr. Snyder. “As soon as Xander starts to realize that Gwen is up to some nefarious shenanigans, he can’t help but stick his nose in, primarily to help Jack but also because of the person he is — he can’t stay out of things,” observes Paul Telfer (Xander). “He thinks he’s smart, especially when it comes to anything criminal, but very often, just by engaging with those things, he makes it worse.”
Katrina Bowden (Flo, B&B)
Finn uses DNA samples from Chase’s mother (Jackie) and father (Finn) to execute what he hopes is an antidote for Chase, but it only makes his condition worse. Finn is forced to tell Chase that he is dying; he also relays the news to a devastated Jackie and Gregory, and to Anna.
DAYS OF OUR LIVES
Justin is miffed when Steve tries to bail on dinner plans with Kayla and Bonnie. Kayla forces Steve to go. At Julie’s place, Bonnie strolls in, looking and acting like Adrienne. Steve calls Bonnie out on impersonating his sister. Justin defends Bonnie, who breaks down, explaining she’s tired of trying to prove to them she’s worthy of Justin.
BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL
TRUTH BE TOLD Quinn is stunned when Shauna explains that Paris overheard their conversation and knows that it was Quinn who had an affair with Carter, not Shauna.
B&B: THOMAS DISCOVERS THE TRUTH ABOUT VINNY
Thomas learns there is more to the story of Vinny’s death, which places him in danger. “Thomas is going through it all over again,” sighs his portrayer, Matthew Atkinson. “From his perspective, this has been massively tumultuous. He lost his best friend, his only real friend in the whole world. He’s feeling pretty lost. He’s trying to find out who killed his friend, and then discovered it wasn’t the person he thought. It flips everything on its head and adds another layer of complexity to the situation.”
The Golden Iron Mineral
PYRITE’S MANY CRYSTAL FORMS KEEP COLLECTORS FASCINATED
Roe v. Wade on the Line
The Supreme Court opens the door to a reversal on abortion, stoking the culture wars
Q&A Nikki DeLoach
Her Hallmark movies end happily ever after. How this actress finds hope in the real-life story of her father’s dementia
SHARON, ALL IS FORGIVEN!
DAYTIME disaster “The Talk” is in jeopardy after hitting a horrendous new low in the ratings — and desperate producers are ready to beg Sharon Osbourne to come back and save the sinking show, sources snitched.
‘TALK' GALS BATTLE FOR SHARON'S CROWN!
BRASH Sharon Osbourne may be gone from “The Talk,” but sources snitched the chatfest’s cutthroat catfighting is far from over as the remaining ladies try to claw their way to the top — and co-host Sheryl Underwood claimed on-set strife has left her with posttraumatic stress disorder!
BOOZER KELLY: I'LL NEVER BE NORMAL
CHAOTIC Kelly Osbourne blamed her recent tumble off the wagon on her self-destructive nature — she said whenever life is sweet, she takes a blowtorch to it!
SHARON GLAZBERG | NOWHERE
"Can the dream not also be applied to the solution of life's fundamental questions?"
THUMBS AHOY! MIX AND MATCH: ADVANCED SLAP
Welcome! For the last year or so we’ve been working on some very advanced slap bass techniques.
HONE YOUR SKILLS: DIG DEEPER WITH YOUR BASS THINKING
Last month we looked at inversions, which are chords where the lowest note is something other than the root. Using the third, the fifth, or even the seventh in the bass—in other words, the lowest note in the chord— offers us a whole lot more interesting options as bass players.
Giovanni brings a voice of discernment and solidity to our disquiet times.