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: