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Kristen Stewart reveals her heartbreak whilst filming final scenes of the Twilight movie while Blake Lively shares how she went from Gossip Girl to sex siren in Savages. Tragedy strikes Katie on The Bold and the Beautiful when she goes into early labour – will the baby survive? On Days Of Our Lives Sami and EJ re-united by death.

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A father’s sacrifice

May 3rd, 2012 by Soap World | No Comments | Filed in The Young and the Restless
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Y&R: Victor (Eric Braeden) plans to give Kevin (Greg Rikaart) the credit for Billy's life-saving bone marrow transplant.

Billy’s decision to abandon Victoria and his family to allegedly seek refuge in Hong Kong had major ramifications on his family, but things are about to get a whole lot worse when his young daughter, Delia, falls dangerously ill.

Chloe is heart-broken when she is told that Delia has leukaemia and needs an immediate bone marrow transplant to survive, so a concerned Victoria sets out to find her husband and bring him home to face his responsibilities.

Victoria goes to Victor asking for his help to track down Billy, but he refuses to help and shuts the door. But Victor makes secret plans to leave town and it soon becomes apparent why – Billy is imprisoned in a dungeon in Myanmar!

He offers to bail Billy out on the strict condition that he never goes near Victoria again. Billy agrees, knowing that it’s his only option, but the relief is short-lived when he learns his daughter has leukaemia and is undergoing chemotherapy.

Billy desperately wants to rush to his daughters bedside, but Victor forbids the visit and won’t let him set eyes on Delia. Instead, he is tested for bone marrow compatibility, but when he returns a positive match, the donation will is attributed to Kevin.

Despite the circumstances, Billy is relieved that his daughter will be receiving sufficient treatment, and so he decides to try reconcile with Victoria. As Billy secretly stalks his wife – who also cant stop thinking about her husband – he is devastated to find Victoria in Sams arms.

Things seem to on a downward spiral for Billy, and he realises he may have a dirty fight on his hands if he wants to win his wife back.

Words by JESSICA GRUBB

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Kate Linder celebrates 30 years on Y&R

May 3rd, 2012 by Soap World | No Comments | Filed in The Young and the Restless

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WHAT AN HONOUR: Kate Linder recieved a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2008. (Photographer: Bob Freeman)

It was anything but a promising beginning for Kate Linder, who was hired for one day, to say one line – “dinner is served” – on The Young and the Restless. But 30- years later, the woman who plays Katherine Chancellor’s loyal maid is still very much a key member of the soap’s cast.

Linder well remembers her first day on set, and meeting Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) in the show’s make-up room. “I introduced myself and said, ‘I’m playing your maid today’, and Jeanne said, ‘Well it’s about time!’ I’ve loved her from then on!”

But at this early stage on screen, Linder’s character as Mrs. Chancellor’s maid didn’t even have a name, and it wasn’t until Jeanne arbitrarily called her Esther, that the writers started including the name in the scripts.

Linder’s character as Esther Valentine has been one of emotional highs and lows, not only housekeeper, but also confidante to the powerful Chancellor dame. Her character has been perennially unlucky in love with both of her brief marriages being to con-men only after the Chancellor fortune. She and her boss have also been kidnapped twice by fortune-hunters, which has resulted in them replying on one another for moral support.

But amongst all the drama, Esther has experienced a lot of joy. “My favorite storylines was the birth of my [on-screen] daughter, Kate, now referred to as Chloe,” says Linder. “My daughter returned to Genoa City from boarding school and changed her name to Chloe since she did not want others to know that she was the daughter of the maid…[but] she eventually came to embrace it.”

But if you’re Kate Linder, you don’t quit your job as a United Airlines flight attendant for what was suppose to be a one-day, one-line role on The Young and the Restless

To this day, Linder enjoys the best of both worlds – on the air and in the air, and has worked at both jobs simultaneously for the past 30-years.  “Acting is my life,” says Linder.  “It’s what I do for a living and my creative satisfaction.  Flying is what I do to stay grounded as long as I can work it into my schedule.”

The Young and the Restless has afforded me many opportunities that I would never have gotten to do otherwise,” says Linder. “Some of my favorites have been participating in four USO tours, serving as a Governor of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for four years, and being the celebrity spokesperson for The ALS Association for the past seven years.”

“Over the years, I have had the most incredible experiences on and off the show [and] I feel very blessed to be on the top-rated soap opera…” says Linder. “Playing Esther, alongside such amazing actors, has been the thrill of a lifetime, made all the more memorable by the support of such wonderful fans.”

Here’s hoping we see Linder on our screens for many more years to come!

Words by JESSICA GRUBB

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Let’s talk about sex!

April 12th, 2012 by Soap World | No Comments | Filed in Celebrity, Competition, Days of Our Lives, Interview, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless

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B&B: Can Hope (Kimberly Matula) and Liam's (Scott Clifton) love survive?

In our latest issue of Soap World, things are getting rather saucy on our favourite soaps, with plenty of sex dramas, fantasies and passionate embraces hitting the screens.

On the Bold and the Beautiful, Steffy and Hope both have sex on their mind – but for very different reasons. Hope begins secret sex therapy sessions after a disappointing first sexual experience with Liam, while Steffy unleashes her latest ruse by engaging in seductive mind games with Rick. Does the wicked Steffy have an ulterior motive?

Meanwhile on Home and Away, Leah starts to fall hard and fast for bad boy Brax, after seeing him in a whole new light. When Brax’s pursues the opportunity to become a positive role model for VJ, the two begin to share a special bond and cause Leah to reassess Brax’s character. Could Leah be the women to help Brax move on with his life?

As for Neighbours, Susan’s health takes a turn for the worst when she gets caught up in Paul’s office politics. As she struggles with her new position, she’s soon aware that the symptoms of her previously dormant multiple sclerosis are returning in full force. Could Paul and his poisonous office politics ultimately kill Susan?

On The Young and the Restless, Victor bursts Billy out of prison to save Delia’s life – on the condition that he never sees his wife or daughter again. And on Days of our Lives, Melanie is attacked by a masked intruder who sneers that he murdered Arianna in cold blood and intends to kill Melanie too.

Also in this issue of Soap World, we catch up with Charlie Sheen who opens up about his new TV show and last years infamous meltdown. We also talk to Jennifer Aniston about new movies, nudity and why she’s decided to let her guard down a bit.

We also have some great prizes to give away – including special Mother’s Day gifts and DVD packs, and Kate Moss and Miranda Kerr share their hot beauty tips for this autumn.

Enjoy!

Words by JESSICA GRUBB

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Who killed Diane?

March 15th, 2012 by Soap World | No Comments | Filed in The Young and the Restless

 

WHODUNIT: Diane certainly had more than her fair share of enemies, but who killed her? (Source: Heaven Hollywood)

When Diane finally takes revenge on her enemies in The Young and the Restless, including having Victor arrested for domestic abuse, things don’t turn out well for her. Karma strikes, and she is found murdered and floating face-down in the park pond.

As the police investigation begins, Adam, Ashley, Abby, Nick, Victor, Nikki, Phyllis, Tucker and Jack all behave in an uncanny manner and frantically scramble to hide evidence that may link them to the crime. But with so many suspects, who killed her?

Adam definitely has a motive seek revenge after Diane double-crossed him, and dobbed him in to the Securities and Exchange Commission. But Ashley appears to be equally suspicious and her motive is straightforward: she discovers that her husband, Tucker, cheated on her with Diane. But on top of that,  Diane also leaked a tape to the press of Ashley’s daughter, Abby, confessing to Tucker’s attempted murder. All three suspects hold reasons for an act of revenge- who knows what they’re capable of.

Next on the list of suspects is Nick, who had previously been romantically involved with Diane. Infuriated with Diane’s treatment of his family and her threatening behaviours, he has a massive confrontation with her. His phone falls to the ground and the impact of the fall dials Ashley’s number and leaves a voicemail message of Nick threatening to kill Diane. Did Nick really follow through with his verbal threats?

With Diane trying to destroy Victor’s entire family, he definitely has plenty of reasons to want her dead. He was also stopped trying to fly out of Genoa City the night of her murder – was he trying to flee the scene? Nikki also comes under suspicion and has plenty of motive to seek revenge after Diane leaked photos to the tabloid press of Victor and Nikki in a moment of passion. Could this have been enough to push Nikki over the edge?

Phyllis, Tucker and Jack are also plausible suspects. Phyllis has never been a fan of Diane, so when an acrylic nail is found at the crime scene and Phyllis books in for a manicure the next day, evidence speaks loud and clear. Tucker claims to have been at home at the time of Diane’s murder, but we know this isn’t the case. And when Jack discovered Diane had sent their son Kyle to Switzerland without telling him, he was fuming. But could Jack really kill the mother of his child?

With so many suspects, who do you think killed Diane?

 

Words by JESSICA GRUBB

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Behind The Scenes With Y&R!

December 10th, 2010 by Soap World | No Comments | Filed in Magazine, The Young and the Restless, Video

Hanging With The Newmans

Recently, the cast and crew of Y&R took the show to the streets of beautiful New Orleans to shoot a series of dramatic scenes involving Phyllis, Michael, Sharon, Nick and the wily Adam Newman. Check out the behind-the-scenes action:

And don’t forget to pick up issue #213 of SOAP WORLD for all of the latest goss about this glamorous on-location shoot!