Saturday, October 30, 2010

ANNUAL HALLOWEEN POLL! Which "Villain" is Your Favorite?

This week's Weekly Poll features the Crimson Lights Annual Halloween Poll when we ask...

This year's candidates:

They may not all be villains in the most evil sense of the word, but each of the candidates have been going out of their way to make life miserable for at least one or more Genoa City resident as of late!
Which of the schemers from this list do you love to hate the most?

Vote now (in the sidebar to the right) and then leave a comment here or on the link to the poll on the Crimson Lights Facebook profile to let us know how you voted and why!
Be sure to check back next Saturday for the results! And be sure to tune into Y&R next week to see what these dastardly vixens and villains are up to next!



Monday, October 25, 2010


General Hospital vet Tristan Rogers (ex-Robert Scorpio) is changing channels. The Australian-born actor has been cast in a newly created recurring role on CBS's The Young and the Restless.

A Y&R spokesperson revealed to TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan that Rogers' character will be named Colin, and there's no word yet on whether the character will have a last name. Most soap fans know that a withheld last name can mean that a character has ties to someone already on the canvas.

Colin is described by the show as "a mysterious and charming stranger [...] who comes to Genoa City with a dark secret and a threatening agenda."

Considering the recent hiring of former As the World Turns star and fellow Aussie, Paul Leyden, it is widely believed that Rogers will factor into the storyline involving Leyden's Blake and Cane, played by another Australian native, Daniel Goddard.

Rogers appeared as a contract player on General Hospital from 1980 to 1992. He returned to the ABC soap for guest appearances in 2006 and 2008. Rogers also appeared as Robert on the GH spinoff, Night Shift, and in a recurring role on The Bold and the Beautiful.

Rogers starts filming his first Y&R scenes later this week, and the actor is expected to first air on December 6.

WEEKLY PROMO for Week of OCTOBER 25-29!

"They'll face their demons... They'll face their enemies... They'll face their biggest fears! This Week on The Young and the Restless!"

Sunday, October 24, 2010


“November is going to be a circus on a rim of a volcano with tsunamis on the way,” sums up Co-Head Writer Scott Hamner. “There will be a lot going on [and] it’s going to be pretty wild,” he promises of the secrets and lies that will rock Genoa City in November.

There is “definitely going to be a twist in [the Deacon and Nikki] story. You can say that the new source of comfort for Nikki is not the bottle… and Deacon is going to figure significantly in her life.
Of course, Nikki isn’t the only one playing right into Meggie’s hands.
“The tension will mount as we see how nefarious Meggie is – and her intention toward Victor is essentially his demise!” the scribe warns. “There’s going to be a very big twist in this story,” Hamner promises. “We want to be like one of those horror movies where the teenager is about to open the door and you’re screaming, ‘No, no, no!’ because you know that’s absolutely the worst possible choice. So, we should be screaming at Victor, ‘No, Don’t go that way!’ We’re going to unravel a backstory for Meggie that is rather unsavory and Victor will be in some jeopardy.”

“The conspiracy that Victor and Jack have perpetrated with Adam & Skye’s hedge fund comes to a crescendo, and it causes tsunamis through the lives of everybody.” In the fallout, Sharon realizes she needs some time alone so she goes to New Orleans – and the show is headed there along with her on a special location shoot! – where she re-evaluates where things are going with Nick. She’s going to be followed down there and a showdown is going to occur.
“We have a huge audience there, and we really want to honor them,” the wordsmith says of the soap’s location shoot in the Crescent City, where unfolding events will have a major impact on several lives!
“We’re utilizing the magic of the city to bring a number of our characters to a point of a real crisis and it’s going to dramatically alter relationships as well as fortunes. [Expect a] pivotal moment in the triangle of Nick, Sharon and Adam.”
Are those who expect Sharon & Nick to finally reunite counting their chickens before they’ve hatched?

Diane’s sudden return to town already has certain denizens reaching for their aspirin bottles, but how will they react when they learn the truth about the former model?
“Diane has been pretending as if her life is just fine. Meanwhile, she is in sort of a freefall and we can assume she has made the same kind of mistakes – wherever she’s been – with the people she’s worked for and had relationships with in her time away from Genoa City as the people she burned bridges with in Genoa City. She’s come to town with an agenda to save her butt!”
The vixen has already begun casting a spell on Jack, but he won’t be her only target!
“She’s going to go after the men who have been in her life as well as some new men in order to cover all of her bases. So she’s going to be juggling a number of balls in the air.”

Fans should brace themselves for some big and shocking revelations in this story.
Cane’s latest mad scramble to deal with the secrets emerging from his past becomes even more difficult thanks to fellow Aussie, Blake, who forces Cane into a lie.
“The onion continues to be peeled as far as who Cane is,” Hamner shares. “Blake is going to know things that the audience still doesn’t know about Cane, and we’re going to realize that Cane’s deception reaches much deeper than we’ve ever suspected. We’re going to see an edgier, darker side to Cane, but also the desperateness of a family man trying to hold on to the wife and babies he loves more than anything. There’s definitely danger for the Ashby’s, in an emotional and psychological way, as well as possible physical jeopardy. Cane has got secrets on top of secrets that he’s trying to protect. The revelation where he came from is another deception that Cane & Lily may not survive once she learns he has still not told her his whole story.”

Daisy pops back into town -- just in time for Halloween! -- and instantly creates all kinds of drama!
“This is going to be a fabulous umbrella story that’s going to bring all of our major characters into conflict, teases Hamner. “Daisy is going to be at the vortex of all the controversy, which is going to pit family against family and friends against friends. It’s not only going to involve just Lauren and Kevin, but bring in other characters in a significant way.”

SUNDAY TEASERS! Sneak Peek at WEEK of OCTOBER 25-29!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

WEEKLY POLL (OCT 23-29): Will Victor Believe His Eyes or Give Nikki the Benefit of the Doubt?

In Friday's episode, Deacon and Meggie's plan to break up Nikki & Victor kicked into high gear!
The dastardly duo drugged Nikki unconscious, undressed her, and then put her into bed with a naked Deacon... just in time for Victor to walk in and find his soon-to-be-wife (or maybe soon-to-be-ex!) in bed with another man!
What do you think will happen next? Will Victor Believe His Eyes or Give Nikki the Benefit of the Doubt?
Do you think Victor will believe the set-up and leave Nikki?!
Do you think he will give her the benefit of the doubt because of her struggle with alcoholism?
Or are you not sure because Victor's actions and reactions are always so unpredictable?!

Vote now (in the sidebar to the right) and then leave a post here or on the link to the poll on the Crimson Lights Facebook profile to tell us how you voted and why!
Be sure to check back next Saturday for the results... and be sure to tune into Y&R next week to see how Victor reacts to his wife's supposed infidelity!


Friday, October 22, 2010

CASTING SURPRISE! Evil Vixen Returns Just in Time for Halloween!

Yvonne Zima makes a surprise return as Sheila & Tom's evil daughter and Kevin's half-sister, Daisy Callahan.

Zima first debuted in October 2009 and was last seen in May.
Her first air date back is scheduled for October 28... just in time for Halloween!

Watch out, Kevin and Lauren!

*New SID Cover* November Sweeps PREVIEW!

What Happens After Victor Catches Nikki in Bed with Deacon?!
Sharon's Leaving! (Poor Nick...)
An Old Danger Stalks Lauren!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

WEEKLY POLL (OCT 16-22): Are You Glad Diane is Back and Stirring Up Trouble?!

This past week on Y&R, Maura West took over the role of Diane Jenkins and the character has been pretty busy in the short time she has been back in town!
Already, Diane has sparred with Phyllis over Jack, learned that Nikki has fallen off the wagon, defied Victor by taking a job from Tucker at McCall Unlimited, announced she is moving back to Genoa City with son Kyle, and got Tucker to cheat on Ashley with her!
This is sure to just be the tip of the iceberg in regards to all the trouble Diane is sure to stir up now that she is relocating to Genoa City! Are You Glad Diane is Back and Stirring Up Trouble?!

Are you absolutely happy to have her back because you love to hate the character and think the recast is excellent?
Are you glad the character is back but you don’t care for the recast?
Were you maybe not a Diane fan before but you are loving Maura West in the role and glad to have her around?
Are you in no way glad to have her back and want her gone ASAP?!
Or do you need to see more of the character and/or the recast before you decide?

Vote now (in the sidebar to the right) and then leave a post here or on the Crimson Lights Facebook profile to let us know how you voted and why!
Be sure to check back next Saturday for the poll results... and be sure to turn into Y&R this week to see what Diane has in store next for the citizens of Genoa City!


Friday, October 15, 2010

New Soap Opera Digest Cover: BLOWN AWAY!

Storm Front
Big trouble is brewing for Y&R's Sharon, Nick and Adam — and Diane and Tucker.

Monday, October 11, 2010

New Weekly Promo for OCTOBER 11-15!

"There's Nowhere to Run... There's Nowhere to Hide... There's a Storm Headed to Genoa City! Get Out... While You Still Can!"

Saturday, October 9, 2010

WEEKLY POLL (OCT 9-15): What Do You Think is the Meggie/Murphy Connection?

This past week on Y&R, it was revealed that Meggie and Murphy have a history! Murphy was so distraught to see her again that he had a heart attack ... and Meggie was so threatened by him that she kept his heart medication from him and then later drugged him in his hospital bed!
There are plenty of rumors going around about what their possible connection could be. With all the speculation surrounding this latest plot twist, What Do You Think is the Meggie/Murphy Connection?

Do you think he may be her father?!
Do you think she is an evil step-daughter he has never mentioned?!
Do you think she is a con woman that stole from him?!
Do you think they were married in the past?!
Do you think she may have been involved in his ex-wife’s death somehow?!
Or maybe you don’t think it is any of these ideas and you have your own idea?
Or are you just not sure... but can’t wait to find out?!

Vote now (in the sidebar to the right) and then leave a post here on the Crimson Lights Blog on the link to the poll on the Crimson Lights Facebook profile to share how you voted and what your idea is about their connection!
Be sure to check back next Saturday for the results... and be sure to tune in to Y&R this week to see if any more hints or revelations come out about their history!


Friday, October 8, 2010

Y&R Featured on Two Magazine Covers this Week!

Explosive Turn of Events Leaves Nikki & Victor Stunned!
"There are very unexpected twists ahead..."

When Diane Comes Back for Jack, Phyllis Declares:
It's the Showdown to End All Showdowns!

Maura West (ex-Carly, ATWT) Takes Over the Role of Diane Jenkins TODAY (Friday, October 8th)!

The battle for one of As the World Turns' most honored performers is over -- probably before it even began. Two-time Emmy winner, Maura West (Carly Tenney) will join the cast of The Young and the Restless this fall. TVGuide's Michael Logan reports that the actress has been cast as Diane Jenkins. It has been speculated for months that West would move to Genoa City once her time in Oakdale came to an end. In fact, backstage at this year's Daytime Emmys, West hinted that she wanted to remain with one of CBS's two remaining soaps.

"If I [were] to stay in soaps, my loyalty [is] to CBS, where I’ve been on for 15 years. That's where my loyalty lies," West responded when asked if she'd consider joining another soap.

West becomes the third actress to tackle the role of Diane. The role of Y&R's Diane was most recently played by Susan Walters. Walters appeared on the role from 2001 to 2004, but popped up in Genoa City last February for a two-day run. Alex Donnelley originated the role and two runs with the show, one from 1982 to 1986 and another from 1996 to February 2001.

Maura West picked up her second Daytime Emmy earlier this year when she was named Outstanding Lead Actress. West has received four consecutive nominations in that category.

As the World Turns halted production in June, and the show aired it's Series Finale on September 17. West, meanwhile, reported to work at Y&R on September 1. Those first scenes are expected to air on Friday, October 8.
Watch out, Phyllis!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Paul Leyden (ex-Simon, ATWT) Debuts as Blake on Y&R today!

Leyden will be stepping into the newly created role of Blake.
No word on what storyline Blake will be involved in once he hits Genoa City, but given his sexy Australian accent one might assume he will be tied to the trouble that is revisiting Cane from "Down Under"... which means his arrival in Genoa could be mean danger is ahead for some of your favorite characters!
Leyden is scheduled to first air on Wednesday, October 6th!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

WEEKLY POLL (OCT 2-8): Are You on Team Victor or Team Victoria/Abby?!

The feud between Victor and his two daughters, Victoria and Abby, really heated up this week and the battle lines have been drawn!

Are You on Team Victor or Team Victoria/Abby?!
Do you want to see Victor win and teach his daughters a lesson?
Do you want to see Victoria and Abby bring down their father and take his money?
Maybe you haven’t picked a side but you’re loving the storyline?
Or do you not really care about this storyline?

Vote now (in the sidebar to the right) and then comment here on the Blog or on the link to the poll on the Crimson Lights Facebook Profile to let us know how you voted and why!
Be sure to check back next Saturday for the results... and be sure to tune into Y&R next week to see happens next in this Newman family feud!

POLL RESULTS from Week of SEPT 25 - OCT 1!