HomeTVCBSY&R’s Michelle Stafford Becomes Social Media Ambassador For ACM Awards Jillian Bowe April 3, 2013 CBS, CMA Awards, Comings & Goings, News, Soap Opera, The Young and The Restless 9 Comments The Young and the Restless’ Michelle Stafford is moonlighting again. The actress will serve as social media ambassador for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. During the weekend and throughout the live broadcast of the awards show, viewers will get to see Stafford interview performers and nominees; go backstage; watch rehearsals and hit the red carpet, all at the CBS website. Check out a sneak peek below! Follow The Staff on Twitter @TheRealStafford. The ACM awards air April 7 at 8 pm EST on CBS. 9 Responses hey mon April 3, 2013 How exciting. Go Michelle go! Log in to Reply harlee490 April 3, 2013 Michelle baby, you go gurl! Something is happening again with CBS’s daytime actors lately, as in the day ’70s & 80s they would do episodic TV on CBS’s shows and they been everywhere (more than usual) which is great to see again. Log in to Reply LaDivaYR April 4, 2013 There she goes again… trolling for Emmy votes! The heiffa plays the game better than anyone (except Lady LeBlanc), she knows the Emmys are a popularity contest so she’s everybody’s “friend” and never misses a party, birthday, baby shower, event, etc. She’s the ultimate industry insider. Thank God her days as Y&R’s reigning sex kitten are over. She’s stuck playing second fiddle to JFP’s much-younger, much-prettier, much-sexier darlings: Summer and Avery. Even worse, the rekindled romance with Jack –Phyllis’ first age-appropriate lover in a decade– is a giant bore. The red cougar has been caged, lol! I gotta give props to JFP and Sony. They’re gently pushing Phyllis and Nikki into “motherly” (and grandmotherly) roles; a long-overdue move that MAB never had the balls to do! It’s about time the show was about YOUNG people, not oooooold stunt divas acting like hormonal teenagers. Y&R is developing and showcasing a whole new generation of leading ladies: Summer, Chelsea, Leslie, Avery and Lily. Also in the mix are the gorgeous Victoria and the spitfire Chloe. And of course the sublime Sharon Case, who remains the biggest star of the show and is at the center of storylines involving the top leading men of show: Adam, Nick and Dylan. Out with the old, in with the new! That’s why I love JFP, a diva bitch after my own heart, lol. Log in to Reply pferrando April 4, 2013 Good for Michelle. Love her! LaDiva…while I agree with what you say, I wouldn’t say Michelle will ever be second fiddle…at least for some time. We’ll still see her aa the sex kitten. And actually it was MAB that had begun to bring the next generation on with the aging of many of the legacy character’s children. I had no issue with them rapidly aging any of them because they ARE the next generation and are needed to grab some younger, newer viewers if Y and R is to be healthy. All of the characters you mention were already on screen when Jill took over. Let’s hope she can handle them with care. Log in to Reply harlee490 April 4, 2013 This isn’t the Emmys LaDivaYR but for country awards, in which it will do amazing ratings once again for CBS. My husband loves country music, me well some but it’s always a great program to watch. Nikki is in grandmotherly age, Phyllis still has lots of story left in her so she won’t be in the rocking chair real soon. Log in to Reply Ryan-Scott April 4, 2013 Cool. :beer: Log in to Reply hey mon April 4, 2013 Don’t put Red out to pasture yet. I agree with harlee, that my girl Phyllis is ‘knocking it out of the park’ being back with her true love, Jack. The great nuances to Phyllis’s personality were put into place from 2000-2003 when she was Jack Abbott’s wife. The War with Diane over the custody of Baby Kyle took place during this time, and it was some of Michelle’s best ever scenes and story-line. And it is great to see Phyllis inter-act with Summer as a true mother trying to save Summer ‘some grief’ over her life choices. Summer is just like her Mother, she wants an ‘Abbott man’, because they may have their flaws, but they treat their women pretty good — at least compared to the Newman’s. With the Newman’s you either get Horny Grandpa, Stalker-Adam, of Muscles-with-his-Pants-Unzipped. I am hoping that Phyllis can be expanded a little to show what a great businesswoman she can be, with the Simply Red Campaign. Nothing would make me happier than to see Jack and Phyllis rule Genoa City, and therefore Victor, with an benevolent but iron business-fist. And don’t forget the cross-overs in the 90s and early 2000s. On ‘Diagnosis: Murder’, it was great to see Victoria Rowell play both roles. And in reruns perpetually, Nikki and Jack on ‘The King of Queens’, in the episode ‘Inner Tube’. Log in to Reply harlee490 April 4, 2013 I loved Phyllis vs Diane (Susan Walters’s Diane) which I loved her Diane and bickering between both trying to snare Jack, but my favorite was the original Diane Alex Donnelly’s Diane was the best simply because of Diane vs Nikki in some awesome catfights. Examples http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUwONRX6U5E sperm switch story starting ’01 w\Ashley in the mix http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_VSeTBiA5k from ’99 Alex cares the history with Jack & Victor on most stories! :love: Nothing like in the day when Bill wrote Nikki vs Diane back in the beginning in ’82, the feud was long and ugly and MAB forgot all that to usher the fab Maura West to the curb |( Log in to Reply pferrando April 8, 2013 For me, like was so often the case with Maria, she brought on some good actors, wasted them on screen…and then when they started working, she’d kill them off or write them off. Diane, Ricky, Patty…just to name a couple. (But of course there were many more that never worked on the show and needed to go…I do thank Jill and Josh for that.) Under Josh, Phyllis is enjoyable again. I liked her scenes with Dylan this past week…putting that “bug” in his ear about Nick and Avery. Loved it. LOTS of life yet in her character. 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