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Head writer Sally Sussman and story consultant Kay Alden are retiring, so Executive Producer
Mal Young is now Y&R's headwriter.
Kate Linder's (Esther) husband of 41 years,
Ronald, passed away at 77 on June 19, 2017.
CBS has renewed their full daytime lineup for
the 2017-18 season with Y&R receiving a three-year pickup.
Ricky Paull Goldin (ex-Jake, AMC; ex-Jesse, B&B; ex-Gus, GL; ex-Gary, Y&R;
ex-Dean, AW) and Gretta Monahan welcomed another boy named Rio on June 12, 2017,
to join big brother Kai (at right).
Michael Corbett (ex-David) is one of
the executive producers of the show Hollywood
Medium on E! 8pm Thursdays.
At the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards show on Sunday, April 30, 2017, the
following winners were announced:
Writing Team: Y&R
Directing Team & Drama Series: GH
Supporting Actress: Kate Mansi (Abigail, Days)
Supporting Actor: Steve Burton (Dylan, Y&R)
Younger Actress: Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina, GH)
Younger Actor: Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan, GH)
Lead Actress: Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, Y&R)
Lead Actor: Scott Clifton (Liam, B&B)
At the Creative Arts Emmy Awards show on Friday, April 28, at the Pasadena
Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California, the following winners were announced:
Casting Director: Marnie Saitta, Days of Our Lives
Art & Lighting Direction, Set Decoration, Editing: Y&R
Technical Team, Costume Design, & Makeup: B&B
Sound Mixing & Music Direction: Days of Our Lives
Original Song: Days' "When Time Was On Our Side"
Hairstyling: General Hospital
Stunt Coordinator: Terry James, Days
Digital Drama Series: The Bay the Series
Digital Drama Series Outstanding Actress: Mary Beth Evans (Sara Garrett, The
Outstanding Actor: Kristos Andros (Pete Garrett, The Bay)
Supporting or Guest Actress: Carolyn Hennesy (Karen Blackwell, The Bay)
Supporting or Guest Actor: Nicolas Coster (Mayor Jack Madison, The Bay)
The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards show, hosted by Mario Lopez & Sheryl
Underwood, was live-streamed at
Twitter-Periscope Producer at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Sunday, April 30,
2017. Click here for the list of nominees.
Carolyn Hennesy (Diane, GH) hosted the red-carpet pre-show from 5:30 -
7:30 ET / 2:30 - 4:30 PT on both days as well as 2 additional Facebook Live
appearances from the NATAS Emmy Gifting Suites for the nominees on Saturday,
April 29 at 4 & 7 p.m. ET / 1 & 4 p.m. PT.
Eileen Davidson's book "Dial Emmy for Murder" will become a movie!
March 26, 2017, was the 44th anniversary of Y&R.
Watch full daily episodes of Y&R at
(for Canadian viewers only). View day-ahead videos at the
Facebook Page or AbbyG413.
Amelia Heinle (Victoria) & Thad Luckinbill are divorcing after 10 years. They
have two children together, son Thad Jr., 9, and daughter Georgia, 7.
Steve Burton (ex-Dylan, Y&R; ex-Jason, GH) launched a guide for losing
weight and becoming fit at
www.burtonnutrition.com. The online program offers tips,
recipes and products to purchase to help achieve a healthier lifestyle. There's
also a VIP Club to join that offers more benefits, such as weekly webinars with
Burton and other fitness celebrities.
Y&R debuted a glamorous new opening with its cast on Tuesday, February 14,
2017. Check out one of the versions
Steve Burton (ex-Dylan, Y&R; ex-Jason, GH) & Derk Cheetwood (Max, GH) have
launched a new business called
HollywoodSchooled.com where people can sign up for audio coaching lessons,
learn how to avoid common mistakes, and become working and thriving actors in
Justin Hartley (ex-Adam) talks about getting shirtless, on "Access
Clementine Ford (ex-Mac) gave birth to a baby girl, Welles Molavi,
on September 13, 2016, with husband Cyrus Wilcox. They also have a son, Elijah.
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
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.
Y&R celebrated 11,000 episodes on Thursday, September 1! Check out the new cast
photo...Click to see the larger version.
Front row pictured left to right:
Miles Gaston Villanueva,
Melody Thomas Scott,
Melissa Claire Egan,
Tristan Rogers, Christel Khalil,
& Daniel Goddard.
Second row pictured left to right:
Michael E. Knight,
Tracey Bregman, Christian LeBlanc, Doug Davidson, Lauralee Bell, Kristoff St. John,
& 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
Erin Chambers (ex-Melanie, Y&R; ex-Siobahn, GH) and her husband, Carson
McKay, welcomed their first child, a son, on June 2, 2016.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Watch the August 4, 2015 Video Chat with Eric Braeden
(Victor) & Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki).
Linsey Godfrey (Caroline, B&B) and her fiancé Robert Adamson (Noah, Y&R)
announced their separation on August 3. They have a 1-year-old daughter, Aleda.
Scoops and Spoilers
Victor’s Ultimate Revenge!
Victor continues stripping his son of Newman
privileges and this time, it really hits close to home for Nick. That’s because
he finds out that Victor has changed the locks on Nick’s house that stands on
the Newman grounds. Victor informs Nick that his days of living rent-free are
over, but Nick brings up an important point to his dad: It’s the only home his
children have known. Nick declares that Victor has gone too far. Victor assures
his son that Faith and Noah will always be welcomed at the ranch, especially
since Sharon still resides there, but that does little to appease Nick.
Dina opens up to Ashley about her past.
Juliet receives surprising news.
Lily faces a difficult dilemma.
*Ratings for 7/17: 3.2
Jonathan Stoddard will appear on 8/16 and
8/24 as Young John Abbott, when Cathy Marks and Graham Taylor appear as Young
Dina and Teen Jack!
*Hot Plots Preview - Lily And Jordan Kiss*
of Brash & Sassy’s financial woes, Jordan and Lily find out their services are
no longer needed. The model and the photographer commiserate at her house, where
he admits that he isn’t sure where he stands with Hilary. Lily insists that
Jordan deserves someone more special than Hilary. Jordan then leans in and
Billy makes a discovery in the lab.
lends an ear to Tessa.
Benjamin tries to charm Victoria.
Victoria clash about her personal life on 8/14.
Lily and Cane ask Mattie to
keep her distance from Reed on 8/15, while Chelsea faces a big decision.
Ashley travels outside her comfort zone on 8/16.
Jack gets the upper hand
against Billy on 8/17, while Cane offers up dirt on Brash & Sassy.
makes a new enemy on 8/18.
Sharon Case (Sharon) is featured in the Take
Five interview this week!
Nick Makes Huge Changes!
Victor makes good on his declaration that Nick is
no longer a part of the Newman family by canceling his son’s membership at the
GCAC. Nick assumes there’s more surprises to come. However, Victor’s maneuver
causes Nick to come to some troubling conclusions. Nick’s first step is dumping
the Newman family financial planner, Dean. Although Nick doesn’t know Dean has
been reporting back to Victor about his every business move, Nick feels it’s
time for a change. Dean scurries over to Victor with the news that Nick let him
go. Dean assures Victor that Nick didn’t appear to have a clue about their
collusion, but Victor is unfazed and remarks that it’s just like Nick to
underestimate his father.
Cane plots his next move.
Tessa opens up about her past.
Billy defends Victoria.
things up for the Newman family.
*Ratings for 7/10: 3.2
Plots Preview - Billy Confronts Benjamin*
Upon learning that Victoria has
gone out on a couple of dates with Benjamin Hochman, Billy becomes concerned
about what the corporate shark is up to. Billy runs into Benjamin at the GCAC
and asks if he’s out to get Brash & Sassy, but Hochman claims his interest in
Victoria is personal. When Benjamin mentions that Billy is happily living with
Phyllis, Billy asks how the businessman would know. Not wanting Billy to find
out he’s been talking to Phyllis, Benjamin covers that Victoria told him.
Neil offers Lily some comfort.
Tessa hits the recording
Victoria has a rude awakening on 8/7, while Jack conspires with
Ashley reaches out to Neil for help on 8/8.
Cane makes a sacrifice
for his family on 8/9.
Jack enlists a new partner in crime on 8/10.
makes big changes at the Newman ranch on 8/11.
Cane Becomes Desperate!
Jesse, the cameraman who Cane bribed to edit video
footage so that it appeared Billy was illegally gambling, wants $25,000 to not
blab about the sneaky maneuver. To add to Cane's stress, he and Lily have begun
to heal the rift between them after he promised there were no more secrets.
Although his wealthy stepmother, Jill, has the money, Cane decides against
hitting her up for a loan because her health needs to take priority. Cane then
decides to raid his children's college fund. An opportunistic Jesse meets with
Billy and offers the info on what really happened in LA - for a price, of
course. Meanwhile, Cane is in the process of transferring funds out of the
twins' savings account on his laptop when Mattie and Lily walk in on him.
Ratings for 7/3: 3.2
Victor turns the tables on
Victoria has a rude awakening.
Ashley asks Neil for a favor.
Sharon gets a call for help.
Ben Hermes appears on 8/3 as Benjamin
*Hot Plots Preview - Jack And Nikki Are Photographed*
and Jack return to the Abbott cabin for a romantic getaway. Nikki is in no hurry
to classify their relationship because she doesn't want rules and labels to
interfere with her life, but she's also cautious because she's been down this
road before with Jack. As Nikki and Jack are kissing, someone takes pictures of
them from outside.
Nick gets a call at an inopportune time
Scott and Abby share a moment before entering Victor's office.
Chelsea and Nick meet a mysterious stranger on 7/31.
Victoria and Billy
fight back on 8/1.
Lily reaches her breaking point on 8/2.
Victor makes a
power move on 8/3, while Nikki defends her relationship with Jack.
opens up to Devon on 8/4.
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