The creative mind of The Young and the Restless Lauralee Bell (Christine) has done it again! This time she launches the fifth webisode of her comedy series, Family Dinner November 15 at funnyordie.com or familydinneronline.com. For those who have may not have caught webisodes one through four, Bell is the epicenter of a dysfunctional family who gather at the dinner table and then no matter what the situation, mayhem ensues!
While previous episodes has featured star turns from Hollywood legends, Phyllis Diller and Cloris Leachman, Bell went on a musical mind bender casting American Idol champion, Jordin Sparks, singer/songwriter, Richard Marx, former GH star, pop/rocker Rick Springfield , drummer Chad Smith of The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Oscar winner Shirley Jones.
According to TV Guide.com, “Shirley Jones will play a musical therapist named Dr. Jones who comes to dinner intent on healing the screwed-up O’Connell clan, led by Bell’s Oprah-obsessed matriarch.” Lauralee Bell added, “Dr. Jones tries to help the O’Connell’s by encouraging each of them to key into a singer or musician who gives them inspiration. We each have a little thought bubble and dream up a star. But none shone more brightly than Mama Partridge. Shirley is just fantastic.”