Lauralee Bell

The Young and the Restless Stars Snap a Selfie at Big Brothers Big Sisters Luncheon (PHOTOS)

The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful stars Lauralee Bell and Doug Davidson snapped a selfie at the Big Brothers Big Sisters' Accessories of Success' Spring Luncheon on April 11 in Beverly Hills.

The event honored Y&R and B&B's co-creator Lee Phillip Bell, Lionsgate Television COO Sandra Stern and community activist Brindell Roberts Gottlieb.

Check out more photos of the Bell family, Christian LeBlanc, Jess Walton, Patty Weaver, John McCook, Heather Tom and Kate Linder after the jump! READ MORE

Lauralee Bell's mI promise Honored by Webby Awards




Bill Bell is smiling down from Soap Heaven this morning. His talented daughter Lauralee Bell continues to make impressive strides with her online programming. The writer/actress/producer's powerful texting-and-driving web soap, mI promise, has received an honorary Webby Award

"I am so proud that mI promise has impressed the selection committee for the Webby Awards," said Bell. "That's the icing on the cake for our mI promise team. Our entire goal was to reach teens, pre-teens and adults about what can happen when you text and drive at the same time. If we've helped to make people consider the consequences by providing a dramatic example, then we accomplished what we set out to do." 

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The Young and the Restless Gives Billy Miller a Proper Send-Off (VIDEO)




Parting is such sweet, soapy sorrow. The Young and the Restless production staffer Greg Edwards gathered the cast and crew to create a farewell video for Billy Miller. Check it out after the jump!

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The Young and the Restless Explains Why They've Been No. 1 For 25 Years (VIDEO)




The Young and the Restless is letting everyone know they are the top dogs of daytime. The cast and  crew of Y&R made a video to explain why they've been the No. 1 Stunners for the past 25 years. Watch the video after the jump!

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INTERVIEW: Lauralee Bell on Anti-Texting & Driving Web Series and Why She'd Love a Cricket/Nikki Catfight on Y&R




Lauralee Bell thrives on a busy, productive life. The wife/mother/actress/writer/producer is the textbook definition of indefatigable, a trait she says she learned from her famous parents, soap legends William J. and Lee Phillip Bell.

I recently caught up with Bell, who in December launched her third web series, mI promise. Unlike the wacky antics of Family Dinner, or the glamorous hijinks of Just Off Rodeo, Bell's news project, mI promise, deals with a powerful, topical subject — teenagers and texting-while-driving.

mI promise is the story of Riley (Cassidy Ann Shaffer of iCarly and Austin & Ally fame), a brand new 16-year-old, who can't wait to start her fabulous new life of going to parties with hot boys and driving her own car. When an unthinkable tragedy strikes, Riley's young life is changed forever.

 Daytime Confidential: Congratulations on the launch of your new web series, mI promise! After creating a pair of zany web comedies, Family Dinner and Just Off Rodeo, what made you want to go the drama route?

Lauralee Bell: I wanted to go the drama route because I felt this is such an important topic. Parents need to lead by example and give their kids a way to see that there are other ways to live your life, as we see in future episodes, besides just looking down at their phones. There is not enough out there where kids show kids what can happen if they make a mistake. I just want the example to be a character, for it to never have to be a real friend.

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Nikki and Paul's Spouses Are PISSED on The Young and the Restless! (SNEAK PEEK)




Leave it to Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) to make everything about himself on The Young and the Restless. Mr. Mumbles isn't amused Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) kept secret the fact she had a child before they got together.

He's also ticked she leaned on ex-lover Paul Williams (Doug Davidson) during her crisis of conscience. Can their umpteenth marriage survive this latest bump? 

Paul isn't doing much better in the martial department. Cricket (Lauralee Bell) is miffed he didn't tell her about his involvement in tracking down Nikki's M.I.A. son. Will the crime-fighting duo get past this hurdle? 

Can someone tie a bell around the neck of Adam (Michael Muhney) and Chelsea's (Melissa Claire Egan) kid? A GPS tracking system? Something!  Chelsea freaks out to Kevin (Greg Rikaart) when Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) apparently spirits little Connor away. Take a sneak peek at Monday's Y&R after the jump!

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