“In 40 years, I’ve spent half of my lifetime with ‘The Young and the Restless.’ And I know a lot of people who have spent their lifetimes right along with me. That makes me very proud. Very proud.”

Excuse me can we talk about Katherine Chancellor from the Young & the Restless for a minute?  Because I live for her.  I. LIVE. FOR. HER. She’s played by Ms. Jeanne Cooper who at 84 years old is STILL getting the kids together.

I have a working theory that all the shade in the world originated in Katherine Chancellor’s mouth. She will shit on your entire existence with one line and then politely go back to sipping her afternoon tea. Just… the coldest bitch on the planet.  

And she’s fly as hell!!  Kay wakes up in the morning iced the fuck out.  Every hair in place, every outfit on point… my girl can be in the middle of an alcoholic bender but I bet you that manicure is fresh as fuck.  Do you understand that this woman had a face-lift on national TV???  Ugh, she is just everything I aspire to in the world.

Here, go watch this video and get your life.  This bitch offered drinks at her own intervention.

You just. You could never, ever.


    “Cane’s had a very interesting journey with Lily. We had the cancer storyline. It went for a year. And she loses her hair and goes through the chemo. And it was personal to me because my mother-in-law at the time was going through breast cancer. It was a very, very grounding experience for me.”


“The world is not divided into sheeps and goats. Not all things are black nor all things white. It is a fundamental of taxonomy that nature rarely deals with discrete categories. Only the human mind invents categories and tries to force facts into separated pigeon-holes. The living world is a continuum in each and every one of its aspects. The sooner we learn this concerning sexual behavior the sooner we shall reach a sound understanding of the realities of sex.”

Alfred Kinsey, 1948.

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Photos: Courtesy of Kinsey Institute, Indiana University.

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Jeanne Cooper’s last on-air scene. 


“Our final stop was Hong Kong. (…) After that, Katherine and I went to the best karaoke bar. (…) She sang all her favourite songs. She got a standing ovation. Everybody in the room! And that was the final item on the list.”

“Her bucket list…”

“Yeah, I guess you could call it that. And when the list was over, we came back to the hotel, Katherine layed down and closed her eyes and…her journey was over. She died in her sleep that night.”