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Bid on Charity Auction to Visit the Y&R Set in LA & Meet Eileen Davidson (Ashley) until Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at 3 p.m. ET.

Y&R's new head writer is Sally Sussman who has been on the show's writing staff in the past.

Charles Pratt, Jr. has left Y&R as head writer, so he can be showrunner and executive producer of Lee Daniels' "Star," set to premiere on FOX in early 2017.

Mal Young became Y&R's executive producer on June 7, 2016.

Check out this CBS promo celebrating Y&R's 11,000th episode on Thursday, September 1. Also, bloopers from the promo shoot.

Chrishell Stause (Bethany, Y&R; ex-Jordan, Days; ex-Amanda, AMC) & Justin Hartley (Adam, Y&R; ex-Nicholas, Passions) became engaged at the end of July 2016 after being together for 2-1/2 years. She just celebrated her 35th birthday on July 21. He is 39 with a 12-year-old daughter, Isabella, with ex-wife Lindsay.

Tatyanna Ali (ex-Roxanne) and Dr. Vaughn Rasberry, assistant professor of English at Stanford University, are becoming first-time parents. They  married in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday, July 17, 2016.

Y&R Co-creator Lee Phillip Bell will make a guest appearance on the 11,000th episode of the No. 1 soap on Thursday, September 1. She will encounter real-life daughter Lauralee Bell as Christine and Doug Davidson as Paul in a scene at the Genoa City Athletic Club.

Watch full daily episodes of Y&R at CBS.com, Xfinity, & Global TV (for Canadian viewers only). View day-ahead videos at the Canadian Facebook Page or AbbyG413.

Y&R celebrates 11,000 episodes on Thursday, September 1! Check out the new cast photo...Click to see the larger version.
Y&R cast pic (thumbnail) Click to see the larger pic!Front row pictured left to right: Hunter King, Miles Gaston Villanueva, Melissa Ordway, Sean Carrigan, Mishael Morgan, Bryton James, Amelia Heinle, Jason Thompson, Eileen Davidson, Gina Tognoni, Peter Bergman, Eric Braeden, Melody Thomas Scott, Steve Burton, Sharon Case, Joshua Morrow, Justin Hartley, Melissa Claire Egan, Jess Walton, Tristan Rogers, Christel Khalil, & Daniel Goddard.
Second row pictured left to right: Robert Adamson, Sofia Pernas, Michael E. Knight, Beth Maitland, Tracey Bregman, Christian LeBlanc, Doug Davidson, Lauralee Bell, Kristoff St. John, Camryn Grimes, Greg Rikaart, Mara McCaffray, Catherine Bach, & Kate Linder.
The cast gets silly in blooper reel. Enjoy!

Meet the new Executive Producer, Mal Young!

Casting Director Judy Blye Wilson, 74, left Y&R in July 1, 2016.

Eva Longoria (ex-Isabella, Y&R) will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017.

Michelle Stafford (Nina, GH; ex-Phyllis, Y&R), hosts a podcast "Single Mom A Go-Go" beginning on Mondays.

Scott Elrod (ex-Joe) and Vanessa Vazart were blessed with their first child together. Easton Thomas Elrod was born on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, weighing in at 7 lbs 14 oz and 21 inches long. Vanessa has a daughter named Lilli.

Erin Chambers (ex-Siobhan, GH; ex-Melanie, Y&R) & her husband Carson McKay welcomed Roan James on June 2, 2016.

Greg Rikaart (Kevin, Y&R) and husband, Rob Sudduth welcomed a son Montgomery Argo Rikaart-Sudduth on June 12, 2016. Click here for a beautiful family photo.

Marisa Ramirez (ex-Gia Campbell, GH; ex-Carmen Mesta, Y&R), 38, who plays Maria Baez on the CBS hit "Blue Bloods" gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Violet Rae, on Sunday, May 29, 2016. It is rumored that her ex-husband, Nathan Lavezoli, always wanted children, and they're now back together.

Erin Chambers (ex-Melanie, Y&R; ex-Siobahn, GH) and her husband, Carson McKay, welcomed their first child, a son, on June 2, 2016.

OLDER NEWS:

Burgess Jenkins revealed that he left the role of Billy in November, 2015, because his wife, Ashlee Payne Jenkins, was diagnosed with breast cancer and had radiation and chemo in his hometown of Winston-Salem, NC where he has an acting school. Six months later, in May, 2016, he announced that she is now cancer-free.

Jason Thompson (Billy, Y&R; ex-Patrick, GH) and his wife Paloma Jonas welcomes their first child, son Earth Bowie, on May 25, 2016.

Eva Longoria (ex-Isabella, Y&R) wed Jose' Antonio "Pepe" Bastón on Saturday, May 21, 2016, in a sunset ceremony at his home in Valle de Bravo, Mexico. Among the 80-some guests in attendance were Ricky Martin (ex-Miguel, GH) & Mario Lopez (ex-Christian, B&B). This is her third marriage. One of her ex-husbands is Tyler Christopher (Nikolas, GH).

Jensen Buchanan (ex-Elise, Y&R; ex-Marley/Vicky, AW & ATWT; ex-Sarah, OLTL; ex-Melissa, GH & PC) was arrested for driving under the influence on the morning of May 18, 2016, when her black 2016 Mercedes drifted across a double yellow line and slammed into a 2014 Ford C-Max at 6:20 a.m. in Buellton, near Santa Barbara. While her injuries were considered minor, the other driver was treated for "major injuries" at Cottage Hospital.

See the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Here!  Click here for the list of nominees and winners.

Jessica Collins (ex-Avery) gave birth to a daughter named Jemma Kate Collins Cooney on January 23, 2016. This is the 44-year-old actress' first child. On May 4, 2016, she and Michael Cooney were married.

Melissa Ordway (Abby, Y&R) and her husband Justin Gaston (ex-Ben, Days) had a daughter, Olivia Christine Gaston, on April 30, 2016.

Live-streaming channel Parachute TV will provide red-carpet coverage and behind-the-scenes access for both the Daytime Emmys on Sunday, May 1 & the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Friday, April 29. Also, winners will immediately interact with fans on Periscope moments after they make their way backstage.

Here's an interview with Justin Hartley (Adam) from the current April issue of Watch! Magazine. In the article, Hartley discusses playing one of daytime's favorite demons, his 11-year old daughter and dating a fellow soap-star.

Michael Muhney (ex-Adam) suffered a concussion and some nasty cuts and scrapes when he crashed during a bike race in Southern California on Saturday, April 9, 2016. He had to be rushed in an ambulance wearing a neck brace but is doing fine.

Visit https://www.youtube.com/user/emmys/videos to see nominee reels for the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards which will take place on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

For the week of March 28, 2016, the number of women 18-49 watching Y&R is 101,000 less than last year. Also, in the women 25-54 category, the show has lost 160,000 viewers. However, total viewership is up 414,000. Either that's a lot of men or folks over 54, not their ideal demographic.

Ken Howard (ex-George Summers) passed away in LA on March 23, 2016 at the age of 71. He is survived by his wife Linda and three stepchildren with ex-wife Margo (Abra, Adam, & Cricket).

Peter Brown (ex-Dr. Greg Peters, Days; ex-Blake Hayes, B&B; ex-Robert Laurence, Y&R; ex-Roger Forbes, Loving; ex-Charles Sanders III, OLTL) passed away at 80 on March 21, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. He is survived by his wife Kerstin and two sons, Matthew & Joshua.

Siri Pinter is Mark Pinter's (ex-Marcus Wheeler) daughter by his first wife. She's married to NBC's Carson Daly and has a food blog at http://siriouslydelicious.blogspot.com.

During SNL's Weekend Update on Saturday, December 19, 2015, cast member Kate McKinnon came out as Deenie, an avid soap watcher, who updated host Colin Jost on the latest happenings on her favorite show while chowing down on leftover baked salmon. The joke is that, after 40 years, she doesn't really know any of the characters' names, but the nicknames she gives like "Moustache Man," "Skinny Minnie," "Big Boobs," & "Sexpot" while describing high-rise fires and people kept in boat houses perfectly describe the recent plots on Y&R. It's a gag made even funnier if you're a soap fan yourself and know exactly what she's talking about! Check out the video here!

Adrienne Frantz (ex-Amber, B&B/Y&R) and her husband, Scott Bailey (ex-Sandy, GL) became first-time parents with the arrival of their daughter, Amélie Irene Bailey, on December 1, 2015. Two weeks earlier, Adrienne was in the hospital with a broken rib courtesy of her "ninja warrior baby."

Daniel Goddard (Cane) badly fractured his left elbow during a fight sequence on the Y&R set on Friday, September 18, 2015 and underwent surgery on the 23rd. UPDATE: On November 24, he tweeted that he has suffered a setback and needed emergency surgery, because his body rejected the metal in his elbow and it had to come out.
FURTHER UPDATE: On December 7, Daniel was back at work on the Y&R set. :)

Get all the latest up-to-date cast news, comings and goings, on the Y&R Cast Page.

Michelle Stafford (Nina, GH; ex-Phyllis, Y&R) announced the birth of her second child, son Jameson Jones Lee Stafford, on Saturday, October 24, 2015, with a sweet Instagram shot of the baby with his big sister, Natalia, 5.

Victoria Rowell (ex-Drucilla) sued CBS, Sony, and Bell-Phillip Television Production, Inc. for not rehiring her, because she spoke out about the show's lack of diversity in front and behind the camera. She says she left in 2007 due to racial discrimination but then wanted to return to Y&R or join B&B and was rejected. CBS responded that "after leaving Y&R on her own initiative, Ms. Rowell has attempted to rewrite that history through lawyers' letters and a lawsuit that has no merit. We harbor no ill will toward Ms. Rowell, but we will vigorously defend this case."
UPDATE: On May 13, 2015, CBS & Sony in a motion to dismiss responded that her claims are patently absurd since she never actually applied for any role on Y&R or B&B. "This lawsuit is nothing more than a blatant attempt by Plaintiff to force her way back onto a daytime television soap opera after she voluntarily resigned from her role in 2007." Read the document here!
FURTHER UPDATE: On November 10, 2015, California District Judge John Kronstadt dismissed six causes of action against Sony, with leave to amend if Rowell can prove a more viable retaliation claim. Read more here!

Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke, B&B) & Tracey Bregman (Lauren, Y&R) each designed a Rhonda Shear Ahh Bra which they are auctioning to benefit breast cancer research. Go to Rhondashear.com until Friday, October 30, to bid.

Pop TV airs "The Bold and the Beautiful" at 6:30 p.m. ET and "The Young and the Restless" at 7 p.m. ET. Starting on Monday, August 24, 2015, "Days of Our Lives" joins the lineup at 8 p.m. ET.

Mishael Morgan (Hilary) and her husband welcomed a son, Niam, on August 9, 2015. See baby pics here!

Watch the August 4, 2015 Video Chat with Eric Braeden (Victor) & Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki).

Linsey Godfrey (Caroline, B&B) and her fiance Robert Adamson (Noah, Y&R) announced their separation on August 3. They have a 1-year-old daughter, Aleda.

View a video chat from July 14, 2015, with Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Y&R; ex-Annie, AMC) & Justin Hartley (Adam, Y&R; ex-Nicholas, Passions).


Scoops and Spoilers

By Mandy

SOD 10/3/16

Chelsea Moves On ... With Nick?! Sharon notices that Chelsea and Nick have been spending a lot of time with each other in the wake of Adam's death and wonders if the two have a future together. Sharon thinks a love connection can be forged between the two friends despite Chelsea's grief. At Chelsea's penthouse, she and Chloe are fitting Faith for her birthday party dress. Faith invites Connor and Chelsea to come to her party, especially since her dad will be there. Faith also adds that Sharon is worried about Nick being alone. There are no red flags with Chelsea when Faith talks about what Sharon said. However, Chloe does take notice. After Faith leaves, Chloe mentions that Sharon seems really interested in Chelsea and Nick becoming closer, but Chelsea dismisses the idea. Later, Chloe's observation starts to resonate with Chelsea when she shows up at Sharon's house to deliver Faith's dress.

*Early Editions*

Abby makes a shocking confession!

Jack pushes Phyllis away.

Nikki fears the war between Jack and Victor is spiraling out of control.

Victor tests Travis's loyalty.

Hilary's new career takes a bad turn.

Ratings for 8/29: 3.4

Catherine Bruhier appears on 10/13 as Dr. Powell.

Angela Lin appears on 10/10 as Roz.

*Hot Plots Preview* Devon's Shocking Move!

At the GCAC, Jack is accosted by a GC BUZZ reporter asking about the rumors that he beat up his wife. Jack responds that Phyllis's fall was accidental but when the reporter persists, Devon steps forward to confront the guy. Later, GC BUZZ comes out with an expose about Devon bribing the press. He wants to sue, but Michael advises against it. However, Devon decides to take matters into his own hands and later texts Hilary to meet him. She is then stunned by her husband's announcement.

*1st Look - Sneak Peek*

Summer comforts her hospitalized mother, Phyllis.

There's a lot of photo booth fun to go around at Faith's birthday party with Travis and Victoria, Kevin and Chloe, and Mariah and the guest of honor.

Jill spars with an old rival on 9/26, while Hilary's plan to help Jack backfires. Victor makes changes at Newman Enterprises on 9/27, while Victoria forms an alliance and Cane finds himself in a compromising position. Ashley takes matters into her own hands on 9/28. Mariah loses patience with Chloe on 9/29. Sharon receives a haunting message on 9/30.

SOD 9/26/16

Jack Confronts Jill! Hot on the heels of Phyllis confessing to Jack that she has been sleeping with his brother, Jack discovers that Jill has been using the info as leverage to get Victoria and Billy back together. A livid Jack shows up at the Chancellor mansion to confront Jill. Jack rages at Jill for not only withholding the truth from him but trying to use it to her advantage. Jack is too shell-shocked to believe that Jill’s motives were an effort to help him. When Jack seethes that Jill is another betrayal that will be dealt with, but she doesn’t take it as a threat. Before storming away, Jack warns Jill to watch her back.

*Early Editions!*Hilary and Devon make a power move. Travis is a hot commodity in Genoa City. Sharon is haunted by her past. Victor is at odds with Jill. Mariah points the finger at Chloe.

Ratings for 8/22: 3.4

Brian McDaniel appears on 9/19 as Andy.

*Hot Plots Preview* Kevin Questions Chloe! Upon noting inconsistencies in Chloe’s stories about Bella’s father, Kevin pushes his former wife to fill in the gaps. Kevin later runs into Mariah at the coffeehouse, where they discuss Chloe’s conflicting tales. Mariah can tell her pal is still hung up on his ex. Mariah will dig further into Chloe’s past, but carefully.

*1st Look*

Victoria, Billy, Cane and Jill get down to Brash & Sassy business.

Victoria plays hardball with Billy on 9/19. Dylan gives Chelsea the third degree on 9/20, while Michael offers Phyllis much-needed advice. Jill propositions Travis on 9/21. Ashley lashes out at Nikki on 9/22, while Victoria has a realization. Billy makes a passionate plea on 9/23.

SOD 9/19/16

Dylan And Victor Face Off! Though Adam is presumed dead following the explosion at the cabin, Dylan is still determined to nail Victor for breaking his son out of prison. At the design loft, Sharon cautions her husband that his reluctance to close the case could be causing pain for a grieving Chelsea. However, Dylan reminds Sharon that Chelsea was ready to take down Victor, but her attitude has suddenly changed now that he gave his 35 percent stake in her design company back to her. Later, Dylan is at the police station when Victor shows up to discuss his stepson's investigation. Dylan is not going to back down, which doesn't sit well with Victor.

*Early Editions* Jack makes a shocking decision. Brash & Sassy's latest venture hits a roadblock. Chloe confides in Kevin. Travis comes between Victoria and Billy. Summer confronts Phyllis.

Ratings for 8/15: 3.3

Jerry Douglas appears on 9/26 as the late John Abbott, who pays a much-needed visit to a family member.

Amber Lancaster appears on 9/20 as Keri, a model.

Justin Hartley is out as Adam Newman, who is presumed dead.

Miles Gaston Villanueva is out as Luca Santori.

*Hot Plots Preview* Stitch Wants Another Baby! Abby is stunned when Stitch suggests that they try for another baby. Abby reminds her husband why he felt they shouldn't have a child yet, namely, his concern about Max's recovery. Abby adds that she thinks her husband was right and that they should wait before becoming parents. Stitch is confused by Abby's change of heart, but before they can delve into it too deeply, he gets paged and leaves.

*1st Look Preview*

Reporter Lois has some tough questions for Jack and Neil.

Billy walks in on Colin and Jill getting frisky.

Summer wants to make amends on 9/12. Colin schemes to learn Jill's secret on 9/13. Chelsea receives an unexpected gift on 9/14. Paul asks for Nikki's help with Dylan on 9/15. Victoria finds an unpleasant surprise at Brash & Sassy.

*Total Exposure* Phyllis And Billy's Affair Is Blown Wide Open! The drama begins when Phyllis tells Jack that she can't make their marriage work because she is still haunted by visions of Marco. Though hurt, Jack suggests they see a therapist. Phyllis isn't opposed to Jack's suggestion, and in fact, she is relieved that Jack wants to work on and improve the situation. Jack later schedules an appointment with a marriage counselor, which Victor overhears. Newman's curiosity is piqued and he files the information away. Phyllis, meanwhile, runs into Billy and insists that they're done for good. Phyllis insists that she won't cause Jack any more pain and suffering. At Mr. and Mrs. Abbott's counseling session, Phyllis becomes emotional as she confesses to pushing Jack away because she was deceived and abused by a man who pretended to be her husband. Jack then expresses his thankfulness that Marco is no longer in their lives, but Phyllis counters that the doppelganger is still very much alive in her thoughts. Jack is hit hard by his wife's words and Phyllis concedes it's not his fault, as he was a victim, too. After the session, Phyllis and Jack head to their separate cars in strained silence. Phyllis then announces that she's glad Jack suggested they talk to someone. Rather than get into an emotional discussion with his wife, Jack makes a sudden exit, saying he has a business meeting to get to and that they'll schedule another appointment soon. Across town, Billy confronts Jill about blackmailing Phyllis. Not surprisingly, Jill is unapologetic about her scheming. Jill is surprised when Billy claims he was willing to go public with the affair, despite knowing it would confirm every lousy opinion anyone's ever had of him. That's when Jill is hit with a realization. By week's end, all hell breaks loose when Jack finds out what Phyllis and Billy have been hiding.


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