October 29, 2013
Thank you to the Toronto fans!I can't thank you enough for braving the cold to make my second annual "OpportuniTeas for Independence" high tea such a success! With your help, we were able to raise an amazing amount of money for March of Dimes Canada's Conductive Education program. If you weren't able to join us, you can view photos and video from the event on my Facebook and Twitter pages.
October 6, 2013
AIDS Walk LAI'm excited to be walking on Sunday, October 13, to raise money for AIDS Walk LA, but I need your support! Please sponsor me at this link. The money I raise supports the services provided by AIDS Project Los Angeles and more than 20 other AIDS service organizations throughout Los Angeles County. Help me reach my donation goal of $1,000!
September 10, 2013
My husband's new bookMy husband, Dr. Ron Linder, was an alternate member of President Nixon's (bogus) Committee on Health Education in 1974. He and co-member Dr. Joy Cauffman documented the shams and suppressions by committee leaders. Following many threats (our phones were tapped), including destruction of Ron's new car, we left Los Angeles and did not communicate with Dr. Cauffman for 37 years. We have lived in fear for what we know about additional corruption within the Nixon administration. If you want to know what happened, and what created the threats, retaliations and fears, the book has just been published by iUniverse. If you get a chance, check it out and let me know what you think. Available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iUniverse.
August 15, 2013
Remembering KayBeginning Friday, Y&R begins its final goodbye to Jeanne Cooper. Friends and family are summoned to the Chancellor mansion expecting to be greeted by the vacationing Mrs. C, but instead they receive the sad news of her passing. Check out this exclusive clip.
June 17, 2013
The Daytime EmmysWhat a great night at the Daytime Emmys. "The Young and the Restless" racked up 7 wins, including Outstanding Supporting Actor for Billy Miller and Outstanding Lead Actor for the amazing Doug Davidson, his first in his 38-year career on the show. It's about time!
May 8, 2013
Remembering JeanneMy heart is breaking for Jeanne Cooper's wonderful family and for all of us who truly loved Jeanne through the years. Jeanne was my mentor and an amazing actress and friend. We've been through so much together and I loved her like family. She and Bill Bell were the two people most responsible for my career on "Y&R," and the world is a darker place without them. When Jeanne welcomed you into her life, you knew it and it was a fantastic feeling. This is truly the end of an era, not just for fans of "The Young and the Restless" but for all of the people she touched throughout her long and distinguished career and life. She's always been larger than life and an inspiration to me and so many others. I can't imagine a world without Jeanne Cooper — it won't be the same without her fighting spirit and lust for life, and to say she will be missed is an understatement for what we are all feeling today.
April 5, 2013
Next charity tea: VancouverMy next charity tea will be held in Vancouver on Saturday, July 20. Check back here and follow @KatesHighTea for more details as they become available.
March 20, 2013
Celebrating Y&R's 40th with a giveawayTo celebrate the 40th anniversary of Y&R, I'm giving away personally autographed memorabilia! For a chance to win, just follow @katelinder on Twitter and then retweet the following phrase before 11:59pm PST on Monday, March 25: To celebrate #YR40 on Mar 26, I'm giving away personally signed memorabilia! Just RT and FOLLOW @katelinder to enter! #YR #KatesYR40Giveaway. Official rules are here. The winner will be announced on March 26, just in time for the special Y&R 40th anniversary episode!
March 12, 2013
40 years of memorable momentsY&R has posted a great video of my best memories from three decades on the show, like how Esther got her name, the night Esther gave birth on the stairs of the Chancellor mansion during a storm, and the comedic and caring threesome of Esther, Jill and Katherine.
March 11, 2013
Help me keep aircraft cabins safeAs a flight attendant, I am outraged by a recent TSA decision to allow certain types of knives back on airplanes beginning next month. Please join me in signing this White House petition for a reversal of this new policy. We need everyone's help!
February 14, 2013
Happy Valentine's DayHappy Valentine's Day everyone! Of course, this is Esther's favourite holiday, so here's wishing everyone a terrific day!
December 12, 2012
It's beginning to feel a lot like ChristmasIn case you missed it, you can view Y&R's appearance at the Hollywood Christmas Parade here. (Check out those hubcaps!) The entire parade reairs December 21 on the Hallmark Movie Channel. Once you're in the Christmas spirit, I hope you'll help the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation by visiting their Facebook page and writing a thank you note to Santa. Together we can make sure less fortunate children receive a special gift this Christmas.
November 25, 2012
Getting in the holiday spiritHope everyone had a terrific Thanksgiving! Today I'm taking part in the Hollywood Christmas Parade, which will air on The Hallmark Channel on December 10. And next Sunday, Dec 2, I'll be in Toronto for my first ever charity Tea from 2-4pm EST. Tickets sold out fast, but you can follow along with my live Twitter updates.
August 24, 2012
Win a Y&R set visit hosted by me!You and a friend will have the time of your life when you get an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Y&R set guided by me. This magical experience is up for bid right now on eBay with proceeds benefiting The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation. Click here for more details and to place your bid! (Auction closes August 30th.)
July 3, 2012
Celebrating the great William BellOn Sunday, July 8, I'll be joining Lee Bell and Michael Maloney for a signing of their new book, The Young and Restless Life of William J. Bell: Creator of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful, along with Peter Bergman, Don Diamond and Jackie Woods. Come see us at Barnes & Noble in Costa Mesa, CA, from 2-4pm. Click here for more details.
June 1, 2012
Hysteria now open nationwideI'm proud to join Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones and Rupert Everett in the new film Hysteria, which is now playing in theaters nationwide. Hysteria is a romantic-comedy that tells the surprising story of the birth of the vibrator at the very peak of Victorian prudishness. Watch the trailer and then check for dates and showtimes in a city near you!
May 30, 2012
Visiting the Mark Isler ShowMy recent appearance on the Mark Isler Show is now online. I was a guest along with Highlight Hollywood editor-in-chief Tommy Garrett to talk about my 30 years on Y&R, my work for ALS, and much more. To listen, visit Mark Isler's podcast archive page and play the May 5th show. (My appearance begins about 30 minutes in.)
April 13, 2012
An exciting anniversary weekThe Y&R website ran a special feature about my 30th anniversary on The Young and the Restless, and I was interviewed by HighlightHollywood.com and Backstage.com. And did you catch Esther's reference to the milestone on Wednesday's episode?
April 8, 2012
Thirty years ago today...It's hard to believe that on this day in 1982 I said my first line, "Mrs. Chancellor, dinner is served" on The Young and the Restless!! In honor of my anniversary, HighlightHollywood.com published this wonderful feature on my career.
March 22, 2012
Congratulations Joe StewartCongratulations to my friend and awesome production designer Joe Stewart for his SPARK Lifetime Achievement Award from the College of the Arts at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette! He's receiving the award tonight as part of UL's 6th Annual Festival of the Arts.
March 20, 2012
Y&R flash mob videoJust when you think you've seen everything on Y&R, check out this hilarious clip of us having fun in a flash mob! Drop it like a hot grilled cheese! What do you think — am I ready for "Dancing with the Stars"?
February 15, 2012
Seattle Tea recap and photosIf you weren't able to attend my Seattle Tea in December, HighlightHollywood.com has posted a nice recap with some great photos. We raised several thousand dollars for breast cancer research that day, and with your help we'll do even better this year!
January 25, 2012
Win a Y&R set visit hosted by me!You and a friend will have the time of your life when you get an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Y&R set guided by me. This magical experience is up for bid right now on CharityBuzz.com with proceeds benefiting The Hollywood Arts Council. Click here for more details and to place your bid!
December 22, 2011
Spend Christmas with me in Whoville!Come out and celebrate Christmas with me at Universal Studios Hollywood. At 6:15 PM on Christmas Day, I'll be reading Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" as part of the Grinchmas 2011 celebration. Read more details here.
December 6, 2011
Recycle, Reuse and Rejoice!Join me this Saturday at the Recycle, Reuse & Rejoice Celebrity Celebration in LA. Bring electronic waste items and help raise money for charity while helping the environment. I'll be there along with Kevin Sorbo ("Hercules" and "Andromeda"), Tony Denison ("The Closer"), Taylor Gray ("Nickelodeon's Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures"), Anson Williams ("Happy Days"), and Carlos Knight (Nickelodeon's "Supah Ninjas"). Admission is free with any recyclable electronic item. For location and times, visit: www.recyclereuserejoice.com.
November 10, 2011
Special guests announced for my Seattle TeaChristian Jules LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin), Daniel Goddard (Cane Ashby), Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren Fenmore Baldwin), and Michael Muhney (Adam Newman) will be joining me at my First Annual Seattle Charity Tea on December 3 to sign autographs and participate in a Q&A session. They’ll be joined by Y&R hair and make-up experts, George Guzman and Patti Denney, who will auction off an on-the-spot makeover for one lucky winner. Click here to order your tickets today!
November 3, 2011
Tickets now on sale for Seattle Tea!Order your tickets today for my Seattle Tea and get the best available seats at the table of your choice. The event will be emceed by Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin) and will include the High Tea, appearances by other Y&R stars, an autograph session, Q&A, live auction and free prizes. Click here to reserve your tickets before they sell out!
October 13, 2011
Kate Linder: Weather Woman?Thanks to everyone who made it out last night to the Beaux Arts Ball. Earlier in the day, I had a chance to visit the KLFY-TV studios in Lafayette for an interview and a chance to try being a weather woman. You can find pictures from my visit in this Facebook gallery.
October 10, 2011
The Beaux & the BeautifulCome join me at the 2nd Annual Beaux Arts Ball fundraiser for UL Lafayette's College of the Arts on Wednesday, October 12, at the River Oaks Event Center in Lafayette. I'll be there to celebrate the work of my friend and colleague, Joe Stewart, the Emmy Award-winning set designer (and UL alum). Come dressed as a character from your favorite opera or soap opera — prizes will be awarded for the best. For more details or ticketing info, visit arts.louisiana.edu.
September 26, 2011
Head in the cloudsBackstage magazine recently asked for my advice on how to build an acting career while living out-of-market and having to fly in for auditions. As a flight attendant, I have some experience with that! Read my advice here.
September 19, 2011
My Emmy experienceI had a wonderful time at the Emmys this year! Be sure to visit my official Facebook page for photos of my dress, snapshots of celebs I mingled with afterward, and even a video interview I did about the future of soaps. (If you like what you see, why not "Like" my page!)
September 14, 2011
My new movie premieres this weekend!I'm excited to announce that my new movie, Hysteria, is premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend. It's a cheeky romantic comedy about the invention of the vibrator starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce, Rupert Everett, Felicity Jones, and yours truly! Read more here or watch the trailer at EW.com.
August 22, 2011
Surviving the businessI'm very honored to be featured in a BroadwayBlogspot.com Special Edition interview discussing how to survive a career in show business. If you're interested in my take on auditioning, improving your skills, and staying sane, read the article here.
August 11, 2011
Shape Up America CampaignLook for me this Saturday at the Shape Up America Health & Fitness Expo at The Grove in Los Angeles. Find all the event details here.
July 7, 2011
Uncut interview with Global News TorontoGlobal News Toronto visited the Y&R set recently for a feature story, and now they've posted complete uncut interviews with me, Jeanne Cooper, Joshua Morrow and Michelle Stafford. Click here to watch, or click here to view the originally aired version.
July 1, 2011
Guests announced for Vancouver TeaMy Annual Afternoon Tea in Vancouver always includes some special guests from Y&R, and this year we're proud to announce that Christel Khalil (Lily), Christian Le Blanc (Michael), Michael Graziadei (Daniel) and Bryton James (Devon) will all be appearing. In addition, hair and make-up gurus George Guzman and Patti Denney will be on hand to give one lucky fan an on-the-spot makeover. There will also be gifts, raffles, auctions, autographs, food and much more. The Tea takes place on Saturday, July 23, at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown, and all proceeds go to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Click here for complete details.
June 22, 2011
Marlee Matlin spotlights a very special eventChristian LeBlanc, Daniel Goddard and I were honored to join Marlee Matlin and the Starkey Hearing Foundation last week to give 100 hearing-impaired children and adults from Las Vegas the gift of hearing. The Y&R website has a story about the event and a photo gallery.
June 20, 2011
Congratulations to Y&RThis past weekend "The Young and the Restless" won five Daytime Emmy awards, including Outstanding Directing, Writing, Costume Design, Sound Mixing, and Multiple Camera Editing. Well deserved for such a great team!
June 16, 2011