Don't forget that Wheel of Fortune's Soap Stars Week begins Feb. 27. Your daytime faves drop in on Pat Sajak and Vanna White to play for their favorite charities. The all-star contestant roster includes B&B's Susan Flannery, Lorenzo Lamas and Jack Wagner; Days-fan faves Matthew Ashford, Deidre Hall and Alison Sweeney; GH's Corbin Bernsen; GL's Ricky Paull Goldin; OLTL's Kamar de los Reyes; Passions hunk Galen Gering; Y&R's Peter Bergman, Kristoff St. John and Michelle Stafford; and Dancing with the Stars vixen Lisa Rinna with her Soap Talk cohost Ty Treadway. Just for fun, here's a photo I took wit
Scoop! Although Kristoff St. John's contract negotiations got unusually close to the wire, the Young and the Restless star — who has played Neil Winters since 1991 — tells TVGuide.com he is now "committed to three more years in Genoa City."
As viewers saw last week, Yolanda (Chene Lawson) abruptly skipped town after Neil rebuffed her seduction attempt. (Basically, the recovering crackhead dropped her towel, and the very married Mr. Winters insisted she put it back on and check herself!) For his part, St. John feels relieved that Y&R's writers changed their minds about playing out an infidelity scenario. "It would have been very disrespectful for Neil to step out on Dru with their foster son's mother," he says. "Neil has too much dignity and integrity for that."
Here's the bad news: As his contract negotiations drag on, Kristoff St. John's status at The Young and the Restless remains in question. That's just wrong. Daytime's answer to Denzel has starred on the CBS sudser since 1991 and he needs to stay, OK? The better news: St. John has been nominated for yet another NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series, alongside Y&R's Bryton McClure (Devon) and Shemar Moore (ex-Malcolm); All My Children's Michael B. Jordan (Reggie); and The Bold and the Beautiful's Antonio Sabato Jr. (Dante). The nominees for Outstanding Actress are Passions' Marla Gibbs (Aunt Irma) and Tracey Ross (Eve) as well as Y&R's Christel Khalil (ex-Lily), Victoria Rowell (Drucilla) and Tonya Lee Williams (Olivia). The 37th Annual NAACP Image Awards air March 3 on Fox.