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"Soap Life," a documentary about the evolving face of daytime, was
released on March 11, 2014 and is now available on
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Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan, GH & PC; ex-Craig, ATWT) and Cady McClain (Kelly,
Y&R; ex-Dixie, AMC; ex-Rosanna, ATWT) tied the knot on February 14, 2014, at a
courthouse in Beverly Hills. They met playing love interests Craig and Rosanna
on ATWT and became engaged in December 2012. For more details, click
On March 3, 2014, NATAS released the daytime drama performers'
pre-nominations for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. The final
nominations will be announced on Thursday, May 1.
Kristoff St. John (Neil) and Tatyana Ali (ex-Roxanne) won
Outstanding Actor & Actress in a Drama Series at the 2014
NAACP Image Awards in February.
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Steve Burton (Dylan, Y&R; ex-Jason, GH) and his wife
Sheree are expecting a girl in July. They
already have a daughter, Makena, 10, and a son, Jack, 7.
Y&R & B&B are returning for the 2014-2015 season on CBS.
B&B will be celebrating its 27th anniversary in March, and
averages nearly four million viewers. Y&R averages over five
million viewers and received a multi-year pickup that will
keep it on the air through the 2017 season!
Since HLN has decided not to broadcast the 2014 Daytime
Emmy Awards, NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts &
Sciences) is looking for a new broadcast home.
Eileen Davidson (Ashley, Y&R & B&B; ex-Kristen, Days) is
partnering with Evolution Vintage for charity by selling
several of her own dresses that she previously wore on the
red carpet, with most of the proceeds going to No Kid
Hungry. To find out what's available for purchase,
click here or go to
Read the latest on the Y&R scandal by
Tommy Lightfoot Garrett!
TMZ is reporting that Michael Muhney (Adam) was fired
for sexual harassment of Hunter King (Summer).
Read our article!
Watch Josh Morrow (Nick) interviewing other Y&R cast
members such as Amelia
Peter Bergman (Jack),
Kristoff St. John
(Neil), & Jessica
Collins (Avery) on his online talker "Soaps and Other
Y&R petitions to bring back Michael Muhney (Adam)
Petition #1 and
Linsey Godfrey (Caroline, B&B) and Robert Adamson (Noah, Y&R) are expecting
their first child in June 2014.
Paul Walker, who played Brandon Collins on Y&R in 1992 and starred in the
"Fast & Furious" movies, died in a fiery car crash in Valencia, California
on Saturday, November 30, 2013. His friend Roger Rodas (
red Porsche Carrera GT which crashed into a pole and tree and burst into
flames 60 seconds later. Paul, 40, had a
15-year-old daughter named Meadow.
Watch a few minutes of his
performance on Y&R!
Enjoy the "I'm
A Soap Star" comedic rap video starring Sean Kanan (AJ, GH; ex-Deacon, B&B &
Y&R), Ronn Moss (ex-Ridge, B&B), Joshua Morrow (Nick, Y&R), Patrika Darbo
(ex-Nancy, Days), Kim Matula (Hope, B&B), and more.
"Days of Our Lives," "General Hospital," & "The Young and the Restless" were
nominated for Artios Awards by the Casting Society of America. On Monday,
November 18, 2013, Judy Blye Wilson won for her work on Y&R.
After 14 years on the air, SOAPnet will go dark on Tuesday, December 31, 2013
when Walt Disney Co. will no longer provide programming for the channel in favor
of Disney Junior, a channel for toddlers.
Click here for the full story.
Tammin Sursok (ex-Colleen, Y&R) and husband Sean McEwen welcomed a
daughter named Phoenix Emmanuel, weighing almost 10 lbs., on October 8, 2013.
Corbin Bernsen (Father Todd, Y&R), the son of the late Jeanne Cooper
(ex-Katherine), has paid tribute to his mother in a film he directed, wrote and
stars in, "Beyond The Heavens." It is a family film that explores issues of
faith, religion, and science inspired by his mother. Bernsen was able to show
her the film before she died in May. She simply looked at him with a knowing
smile on her face, and nodded, knowing that her work, her wisdom and her words,
her lessons to a young son live on. The movie came out on DVD 10/25/13, which
was also Cooper's birthday. To order your copy of "Beyond The Heavens" and see a
trailer, go to:
Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) writes a celebrity baby blog for
People Magazine about her journey to have a daughter, Natalia Scout Lee, via
a surrogate and raising her alone.
Steve Burton (Dylan, Y&R; ex-Jason, GH) wrote a song called "You Killed
Romeo" with Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky, GH), which aired on the Monday,
September 23 episode of Y&R and is available on iTunes on Tuesday, September 24.
the montage on YouTube.
As of September 12, 2013, Y&R's Head Writers are Jean Passanante & Shelly Altman,
with Co-Head Writer Tracey Thomson.
Eva Marcille (ex-Tyra, Y&R) is expecting her first child in December with her
significant other, songwriter Kevin McCall.
Get all the latest up-to-date cast news, comings and goings, on the
Y&R Cast Page.
Y&R's head writer Josh Griffith has abruptly resigned from the show over creative differences. The show will not comment or confirm the
exit, but word is that veteran soap writer Shelly Altman, a member of the
current Y&R team, will move into the top position.
Watch full daily episodes of Y&R at
(for Canadian viewers only).
"Soap Life," a documentary about the evolving face of daytime, was
completed in June, 2012. It will be released worldwide in March 2014. For more info. and to view the trailer, visit
Greg Rikaart (Kevin), who has never publicly discussed his personal life but
has long been an advocate for LGBT rights, made a public statement in support of
the Supreme Court's ruling on DOMA by posting a sweet snapshot with his beau,
writer Robert Sudduth, on
with this caption: Not getting married anytime soon, but celebrating #equality
HLN (Headline News) presented the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards live
from The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 16. Go to our Daytime news page
to find out who won!
Y&R left SOAPnet for TVGN on Monday, July 1, at the same time, 7 p.m. ET,
as well as the following morning at 10 a.m.
Diana DeGarmo (ex-Angelina) married Ace Young on Saturday, June 1, at the
Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.
Julia Pace Mitchell (Sofia) and her husband welcomed their first child, a boy
named Stephen L. Hightower, III, in late May 2013.
Shemar Moore (ex-Malcolm) was involved in a minor incident with the police.
Got a question for Daniel Goddard (Cane, Y&R) or Kim Matula (Hope, B&B)?
Email them to SODQandA@gmail.com, and we
will ask the actors as part of an upcoming interview in Soap Opera Digest!
Since Y&R has already written the show into July, they won't address Jeanne
Cooper's absence on air -- just saying that she and her husband Murphy are on a
trip somewhere. The greatest way to honor Jeanne is to make Kay's exit as
dramatic and meaningful as possible. It has not yet been decided how her life
will actually end, but they are talking about what she will leave in her wake.
The memory of Kay Chancellor will remain deeply imbedded in everyone in Genoa
City. What happens to Chancellor Industries? What decisions did Kay make in the
event of her death? The ramifications will be big. Read more about how Y&R will
deal with Jeanne Cooper's death in
Victoria Rowell (ex-Drucilla) is sponsoring this petition: Soap Opera
Apartheid: Bring Executive Diversity to Daytime Drama - "I worked for
CBS/Sony/Bell Dramatic Serial Television and starred on the CBS #1 daytime
drama, The Young and the Restless, for 14 years. I witnessed first-hand the
profound diversity disparity behind the camera. The audience of The Young and
the Restless is over 50% African American--yet in 40 years, not one African
American executive has been hired. That's why I signed a petition to Sony
Pictures Television, Howard Stringer, Procter & Gamble, Robert A. McDonald, and 2
others. Will you sign this petition?
Click here! Thanks!"
Jeanne Cooper (Katherine) passed away on May 8, 2013 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
in Los Angeles, CA. She'd been ill for the
past few months and had been in the hospital several times. Her son, Corbin Bernsen
(ex-Father Todd) let fans know about her on
Twitter and Facebook.
At the Young Artist Awards on Sunday, May 5, Daniel Polo (ex-Jamie) received
the award for Young Actor in a Daytime TV Series and Samantha Bailey (ex-Summer)
earned hers for Young Actress in a Daytime TV Series.
Clementine Ford (ex-Mackenzie) married actor Cyrus Wilcox on April 6, 2013.
TVGN became the exclusive basic cable home for Y&R when it
moved from SOAPnet, keeping the 7:00 p.m., ET/PT time slot on the same day it
airs on CBS.
Y&R's two websites have joined forces.
Fans going to the Sony-run
theyoungandtherestless.com website are automatically redirected to the
Y&R page on
Go behind the scenes on the Y&R stage with the cast as they prepare for the
40th anniversary photo shoot by watching
See photos here!
Sean Kanan (Deacon) and new wife Michele, who married in July, are
expecting a baby this spring. He has a 11-year-old daughter, Simone, with ex Gladis
Jimenez (ex-Carmen, B&B), and Michele has four children of her own
(13-year-old twins Annie and Julie, 17-year-old Gigi, and 20-year-old
Bonnie Franklin (ex-Sister Celeste, Y&R), who starred in the series "One Day
at a Time," passed away from pancreatic cancer on March 1, 2013. She was 69.
Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Y&R; ex-Annie, AMC) is engaged to longtime beau
Nominations for the 2013 Writers Guild Award for Best Daytime Drama
included the writing teams of "Days of Our Lives," "One Life to Live,"
and "The Young and The Restless." On February 17, 2013, the
award went to Y&R.
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Kristoff St. John (Neil) won as Outstanding Actor and Tatyana Ali (Roxanne)
was Outstanding Actress in
a Daytime Drama Series at the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards on February 1,
CBS Daytime has renewed its entire daytime lineup, including B&B and Y&R
for the 2013-2014 season.
GH's previous costume designer, Mary Ianelli, is now working at Y&R.
Choose from two different 2013 Vincent Irizarry (ex-David Wong) calendars at
Paul Rauch, executive producer of Another World, Guiding Light, One Life to Live,
Y&R, Santa Barbara, and Texas, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2012.
Y&R marked its 24th consecutive year as the #1 daytime drama. The winning
streak began the week of December 26, 1988.
Carolyn Conwell (ex-Mary) passed away in November 2012 at the age of 82. Doug Davidson, who
played her son, Paul, posted this on his Facebook page 12/3: "As some
of you might know, Carolyn Conwell (Mary Williams) passed. I attended
her funeral yesterday and her two sons and daughter were in
attendance. She was the finest actor I have ever known and such a
giving soul. Her progeny are fabulous people. A credit to a life well
lived. I truly can't say enough about her. I love her and miss her
presence. God bless her and her family."
On October 30, 2012, Joshua Morrow (Nick, Y&R) and his wife Tobe welcomed their fourth child,
a daughter, named Charlie Jo to join brothers Cooper, 10, Crew, 7 and Cash,
Max Page (Reed) was honored with a Special Award from the American
Advertising Federation on November 13, 2012 in New York City in recognition
of his charitable works on behalf of Children's Hospitals.
Michael Muhney (Adam) and his wife, Jaime, welcomed their third
child, Truman, on November 4, 2012. He joins siblings Ella and Dylan.
Victoria Rowell, who played Y&R's Drucilla from 1990-2000 and then again
from 2002-07, claims on Twitter she will not be returning in the near
future, because of her past criticism of unfair minority hiring practices on
the show, resulting in "blackballing and bullying."
John Driscoll (ex-Chance, Y&R;
ex-Coop, GL), has joined the military, and is in training for 52
weeks while also planning his wedding to Beth Nelson.
Greg Rikaart (Kevin)
wrote this article about the Chik-Fil-A controversy after Melissa Reeves
(Jenn, Days of Our Lives) tweeted her support of the fast food chain on
Jill Farren Phelps has been named Executive Producer of Y&R.
Josh Griffiths is the new Head Writer, replacing Maria Arena Bell, who was
not given a reason for her firing by CBS or Sony.
Congratulations to "The Young and The Restless" for winning a Daytime
Emmy Award on June 23, 2012 for
Outstanding Supporting Actress
Christel Khalil as Lily Winters.
The Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards to honor those behind
the scenes was held at the Westin Bonaventure on Sunday, June 17, 2012. GH
was the most winning soap, taking home statues for Casting, Costume Design,
Song, and Technical Direction; Days won for Makeup and Stunt Coordination;
B&B won Art Direction/Set Direction and tied Y&R for Hairstyling; AMC was
the winner in Editing and tied Y&R for Sound Mixing; OLTL won Lighting; and
Y&R took home Score.
The winners of the 43rd NAACP Image Awards were announced during a live telecast on NBC on
Friday, February 17, 2012: Emerson Brooks (Erica's captor, Ben, AMC) and
Tatyana Ali (Roxanne, Y&R).
Y&R hired All My Children's Daytime Emmy-winning
casting director Judy Blye Wilson.
Scoops and Spoilers by Mandy
Jill And Colin Say “I Do” - Again! This week, Jill admits to Colin that
she loves him. Jill and Colin’s emotional chat is interrupted by a phone call
from her grandson, Chance, who was checking out the background of Katherine’s
father, who worked with a woman named Rachel during World War II. A disheartened
Jill then informs Colin that Walter Shepard was associated with a Rachel
Carlisle and not Rachel Berenson. Colin is frustrated by the dead end, but vows
they will locate the fortune another way. Jill asks what happened to Colin not
caring about the money, so he insists that she is still his top priority and
suggests they table the search for now. Jill suggests that they retire to their
bedroom, but Colin announces there’s something that would mean more to him. Cut
to the couple marrying again.
Ratings for 3/17: 3.6
Matthew Atkinson debuts on 4/17 as Austin.
Eileen Davidson and Beth Maitland return on 4/18 as Ashley Abbott and
Danielle Demski appears on 4/25 as a businesswoman.
Linsey Godfrey and Jacob Young begin their trip to Genoa City on 4/14
as Caroline and Rick Forrester.
Andrea Grano returns on 4/15 as Dr. Stemin.
Jill Larson appears on 4/14 as Connie Ross, the stage manager at
Chelsea’s fashion show.
Mo Rocca appears on 4/30 as Milton, an accountant.
*Hot Plots Preview* Lauren’s Pregnancy Crisis! Michael rushes a
pregnant, dizzy Lauren to the hospital, where she undergoes the prenatal testing
that she had been delaying. Finally, the doctor shows up with the test results.
Kevin puts his heart on his sleeve with Chloe on 4/15. Ian’s return
shocks Dylan on 4/16, while Kelly and Jack’s relationship troubles Summer.
Victor faces off with Ian on 4/17. Traci and Ashley return for Abby and Tyler’s
engagement party on 4/18.
*Facing Off* Chloe And Chelsea Clash, While “Cassie” Is Caught In The
Act! Chloe And Chelsea Fight! Tensions rise at the Jabot fashion show when
Chelsea arrives late and finds out that Chloe is trying to call the shots. As
the former best friends have a terse exchange, Chloe hits below the belt when
she predicts Chelsea’s line will fail because no one will buy clothes designed
by a baby killer’s wife! An infuriated Chelsea lunges at Chloe and a brawl
ensues. Jack and Kevin try to pry the battling gals apart, to no avail. Finally,
Neil is able to stop the melee by blowing a whistle. And Neil isn’t alone. Once
the volatile situation is diffused, Abby and Kelly spirit the Forresters away to
show them the venue, while Jack orders Chelsea and Chloe to get it together.
Kevin urges Chloe to smooth things over with Chelsea. Rick and Caroline
Forrester offer Chelsea a deal to design for Forrester Creations. When Rick
assumes that Chelsea will want to discuss this with her partner, she responds
that Chloe doesn’t need to be included since their working relationship only
extends to Jabot. Later, a stern warning from stage manager Connie that Chloe
and Chelsea’s shenanigans will not be tolerated causes the girls to look at each
other and laugh. Chloe then apologizes to Chelsea and wants to repair their
friendship, but Chelsea says she just wants to concentrate on the show for now.
Just before the fashion show begins, Chelsea frets about the state of the finale
dress, so Chloe offers to check it over. While Chelsea is distracted, Chloe
ducks behind a rack of clothes with the showstopper and takes out a pair of
scissors. “Cassie” Is Discovered! While Sharon and Nick enjoy each other’s
company at the park, Faux Cassie is lurking close by. “Cassie” tries to hurry
out of the park, but collides with Noah and is knocked to the ground. He then
offers his hand to help her up, but she insists she’s fine and flees. Thanks to
Faux Cassie’s hat, Noah doesn’t clearly see her face. But Faux Cassie isn’t out
of the woods yet. Later, someone else sees her in the park, and by the end of
the week, so will another person.
Will Jack Move On With Kelly? Since she blames Kelly for torpedoing
Victoria and Billy’s marriage, Abby is über-miffed that Ms. Andrews may now get
her hooks into Jack. However, Abby deduces that her uncle is merely getting
close to Kelly in order to keep her away from Billy. Abby shares her suspicion
with Jack, who advises his niece to concentrate on her own relationship with
Tyler. Undeterred, Abby warns Jack not to be taken in by Kelly’s charms. After
Abby leaves, Jack glances at the guardianship papers for Connor that were signed
by the presumed-dead Adam, then looks at a picture of Phyllis, who remains in a
seemingly hopeless comatose state. A heavyhearted Jack can’t help but think
about how so many things have drastically changed for him in the past year.
Which means he may not be in the best place to move on with Kelly - for now.
Ratings for 3/10: 3.4
Cady McClain will debut on 4/16 as Kelly Andrews. McClain takes over
the role from Cynthia Watros, who last airs on 4/14.
Jacob Young and Linsey Godfrey (Rick and Caroline, B&B) appear in Genoa
City this week for Chloe and Chelsea’s fashion show.
*Hot Plots Preview* Is Jill Falling For Colin? Colin informs Jill that
he’s willing to forgo the possible fortune connected to the music box because he
has all the riches that he needs - her. But is it a scam? After Jill
accidentally hurts her leg, she’s deeply affected when a seemingly concerned
Colin inspects her injury.
Billy and Victoria determine their next move on 4/7. Sharon and Nick
share a tender moment together on 4/8. Devon has an awkward encounter with
Hilary on 4/9. Neil gets the rug pulled out from under him on 4/10. Michael
reaches out to Paul for help on 4/11, while Chelsea clashes with Chloe.
Hendrickson Confirms Exit! Elizabeth Hendrickson, who has played Chloe
since 2008, confirms via an exclusive statement to Digest that she is, indeed,
exiting the show.
Ian Reveals His Big Secret! Ian’s first wife, Willa, has been making
waves in Genoa City, but he insists to Leslie that he didn’t send his ex after
Dylan. Ian then tells his lawyer that he wants to cut a deal to gain his
freedom. Ward explains that he has information that will surely spring him out
of jail. However, the audience will not know, for now, what details he passes
along to her. Leslie is furious with her client after he spills the beans. Ian
twists the knife by reminding his counsel that she is forbidden from even
telling her law partner, Avery, about what they discussed.
Ratings for 3/3: 3.6
Matthew Atkinson debuts on 4/17 as Austin, a cameraman who works with
Avery on a new venture.
*Hot Plots Preview* Lucy Chooses Her Man! The nostalgia-rich 51st
anniversary episode, airing on 4/1, will feature Lucy reluctantly picking
between her current husband and her former one. With Scott’s recent ultimatum
ringing in her ear, Lucy confides in BFF Felicia. Lucy breaks the bad news to
Scott that she’s choosing Kevin.
*Hot Plots Preview* Tyler Proposes To Abby! At The Underground, Lauren
congratulates Abby and Tyler on their engagement, but Abby explains that it’s
just gossip. However, Abby is surprised when Tyler announces that it’s not “if”
they become engaged but “when”. Tyler then drops to one knee and pops the
question to Abby.
Chelsea’s betrayal sets off Chloe on 3/31. Summer confronts Ian on 4/1.
Lauren drops a bombshell on Michael on 4/2. Jill faces off with Kelly on 4/3.
Dylan questions Stitch on 4/4.
*In The Mood* Two Couples Take The Next Step! Victoria And Stitch Hook
Up! Last week, Victoria spied Kelly and Billy in the park together and rushed
off before finding out that they were having a farewell conversation. An upset
Victoria ran into Stitch at The Underground, where they enjoyed tequila shots.
Victoria and Stitch left the joint together and were last seen waiting in the
parking lot for a taxi to shuttle Victoria home. As the story picks up, Victoria
decides to wait in her car until the cab arrives, and Stitch offers to keep her
company. In her inebriated state, Victoria is unable to unlock her car door, so
Stitch reaches over to help her and their hands touch. Sparks fly and Victoria
once again plants a steamy kiss on the doc. The lip-lock leads to explosive
passion and the couple has sex right there in Victoria’s car. Stitch ultimately
accompanies Victoria home, where he makes a touching confession. Stitch assures
Victoria that he won’t push, so what happens next between them is totally up to
her. Nick Declares His Love To Sharon! Sharon is in the hospital recovering from
her electroconvulsive therapy treatment and suffering some memory loss. She
feels that she’s blocking out something significant (the secret that she changed
Summer’s paternity test) and wishes she could remember. Despite her recent
challenges with her mental health, Nick vows to stand by her side. Sharon sends
Nick off to tend to business matters at The Underground, and after he leaves,
she asks Dr. Mead to help fill in the blanks. The shrink suggests it would be
better if Sharon remembers on her own. Sharon then asks if she can be released
that day and Dr. Mead says it can happen under one condition. When Nick returns,
Sharon spells out that, per the doctor’s orders, she needs to hire a nurse so
she isn’t alone at home. That’s when Nick volunteers to stay with her. Sharon
then remembers Nick telling her that he loved her, but wonders if she somehow
conjured it up or if it was a dream. Nick assures Sharon it wasn’t, and she has
a curious reaction.
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