Wednesday, May 29, 2024

CBS Soap “Young and the Restless” Hires Daytime Chief’s Ex-TMZ Reporter Husband for Role on Show


CBS has a real soap on its hands.

I wrote a couple of years ago about CBS Daytime chief Angelica McDaniel possibly leaking a story about a cast member of “The Young and the Restless” to her husband, Brian McDaniel, who appeared regularly on TMZ’s syndicated gossip show. The story, about actor Michael Muhney, wrecked his career and he left the show. TMZ was the only outlet to have the story and its gory details.

Now sharp eyed viewers of the soap have alerted me to this bit of news: Brian McDaniel has turned up as an actor over the last month on “The Young and the Restless.” Apparently, he’s left TMZ but is now playing a TMZ type sleaze tabloid reporter with a camera. Type casting? Maybe. Nepotism? Definitely. McDaniel’s only other credited acting job is for a Saturday morning TV show called “The Inspectors.” Coincidentally, it’s on CBS.

PS “The Young and the Restless” has a new Executive Producer named Mal Young. I noticed in his bio he’s married to British pop legend Mari Wilson. Cool. Wilson sort of fell in the line between Dusty Springfield and Alison Moyet, predating Adele as a torch singer. Check her out on Spotify. With all this nepotism, maybe she’ll turn up on the soap. Now that would be clever!

THIS IS COOL– I just found a video of my favorite singer Julia Fordham, with Mari Wilson:

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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