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May 27, 2019

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jason canela on y&r exit

(JILL JOHNSON/JPI)Despite Y&R’s decision to jettison the character of Arturo, his portrayer, Jason Canela, is appreciative of the run he had on his first American soap. “I had a great time,” says the actor. “I’m so grateful to YOUNG AND RESTLESS for allowing me to walk into that place, so I could put my heart and soul into Arturo. I believe everything happens for a reason in life and we are where we’re supposed to be so that we can get to where we really need to be going. I feel super-blessed and I was lucky to be surrounded by people who are filled with really great energy, but now I’m moving forward.”Which means starting a new endeavor. “I’m working for a creative producer for Stratostorm, a studio that is…

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y&r’s victor fights to save his family

Memory Lane: Victor (Eric Braeden, r.) is elated that Adam (Mark Grossman) has total recall. (PHOTOS: HOWARD WISE/JPI)After an argument with Victor, Adam prepares to leave Genoa City, but he’s shot by an unknown assailant. Thanks to Sharon, Adam is rushed into emergency surgery. Victor is relieved to learn that his son will make a complete recovery and is at his bedside when he awakens. Adam is disoriented at first, but recalls that he was shot. However, that’s not all that Adam remembers: He recognizes his father and Victor is thrilled. “Family means everything to Victor,” says Head Writer Josh Griffith. “He realizes that he has a second chance to repair his relationship with Adam, so he is taking this opportunity very seriously.”Victor seizes that chance by convening a family…

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days: nicole kisses brady

Seems Like Old Times: Nicole (Arianne Zucker) plants one on Brady (Martsolf). (XJ JOHNSON/JPI)Brady and Eric reconnect when Brady reveals that he convinced Xander to divorce Nicole in exchange for a job at Titan. “As an addict, you go through the process of making amends. That’s been Brady’s habitual way after he’s gone down the wrong path,” points out Eric Martsolf, referring to his character’s past manipulations to keep Eric and Nicole apart. “It’s classic Brady. You screw up, then you make it better with good deeds.”A thankful Eric wants Brady to take things a step further and talk to Nicole on his behalf, but Brady thinks it’s best to hold off until after Holly’s funeral. “Brady’s under the impression that Nicole needs some time to chill out and go…

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b&b: steffy’s back!

Full Plate: Steffy (Wood) returns from Paris and juggles work and motherhood. (XJ JOHNSON/JPI)Jacqueline MacInnes Wood has wrapped up her maternity leave, as Steffy returns to town with her two babies in tow. “It was a great business trip for Steffy,” winks the actress. “She got a lot accomplished at Forrester International. Now, she’s happy to come home and she learns she missed a lot while she was gone. There’s a new Logan. She’s Phoebe’s birth mother, so yes, that’s a shocker.”Steffy is not the only one who is grappling with getting back to her old routine. “I just dove right into my first day back on set, which was wild and fun and crazy, of course, but it was good,” Wood reports after she and husband Elan Ruspoli welcomed…

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early editions!

DAYS’s Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and Ted (Gilles Marini) (PHOTOS: XJ JOHNSON/JPI)B&B’s Hope (Annika Noelle) (HOWARD WISE/JPI)BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL■ Wyatt and Flo rekindle their flame.■ Hope asks Steffy for a considerable favor regarding Liam.DAYS OF OUR LIVES■ Brady covers for Maggie.■ Hope and Ted have their first date.■ Ben shares his suspicions about Claire with Ciara.■ JJ makes contact with Rory.Y&R’s Victoria (Amelia Heinle) (XT ARROYO/JPI)YOUNG AND RESTLESS■ Cane makes a tough decision.■ Victoria strikes a deal.■ Adam looks into his past.■ Victor keeps a secret.GH’s Valentin (James Patrick Stuart)GENERAL HOSPITAL■ Shiloh is pleased to find Sam by his side.■ Jason is noncommittal.■ Valentin offers his congratulations.■ Jason is invested in protecting Wiley.…

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quick take

with Tamara Braun (Kim, GH)(CRAIG SJODIN/ABC)Kim is struggling to cope with the tragic loss of her son. What was it like for you, actor to actor, to play out the end of that storyline with Garren Stitt (ex-Oscar)? “Well, at the very end of the storyline, he was playing dead, so what it was like for me, just doing it … It really broke my heart, to be honest, because I love Garren so much as a person and really, really adored the relationship between Kim and Oscar. I thought it was important, I thought it was nice, and you don’t see a lot of that kind of relationship between a parent and child. They were each other’s everything, for better or worse. As Kim had said, ‘It’s us against…