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On September 22, 2014, it was announced that Charles Pratt, Jr. is Y&R's new
Head Writer as well as Executive Producer, although Jill Farren Phelps will
remain as showrunner. Pratt previously wrote for AMC, GH, Santa Barbara, Sunset
Beach, as well as primetime shows Melrose Place, Titans, & Models Inc. It's not
known what will happen with current Head Writers Shelly Altman and Jean
Victoria Mallory (ex-Leslie, Y&R) passed away on August 30 from pancreatic
cancer at the age of 64. She played a beleaguered concert pianist from 1977 to
1982, then again in 1984 when Leslie attended Victor and Nikki's splashy
Terrell Tilford (Barton, Y&R; ex-Greg, OLTL; ex-David, GL) and wife Victoria Platt
(ex-Vicky, GL) welcomed their first child, a daughter named Marley, on
Sunday, August 24, 2014.
Listen to the 8/7/14
Soap Nation Live with Michael Fairman and guest co-host Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GH)
as they were joined by guests Finola
Hughes (Anna, GH & GH: Night Shift; ex-Alex, AMC; ex-Helena, Sunset Beach),
Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma), Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, Y&R; ex-Kelly, OLTL;
ex-Dinah, GL), Galen Gering (Rafe, Days), & Minae Noji (ex-Kelly, GH & GH: Night
Shift) plus a moving special message and interview by Michael Sutton (ex-Stone).
Kelly Kruger (ex-Mac, Y&R), fiancée of Darin Brooks (Wyatt, B&B; ex-Max,
Days), who is set to appear on B&B as a publicist named Eva on August 8, has
launched a beauty and lifestyle blog. The actress shares her favorite products,
DIY projects, as well as photos of her and Brooks. Check it out at
Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Y&R; ex-Annie, AMC) married
Matt Katrosor on Saturday, July 26, 2014, and tweeted a photo of the beautiful
ocean-front ceremony in CA: "Best.
Rosemary Murphy (ex-Lydia Summers) passed away at 89 on
July 5, 2014, in New York City.
Steve Burton (Dylan, Y&R; ex-Jason, GH) and his wife
Sheree welcomed a baby girl named Brooklyn Faith on July 7. They
already have a daughter, Makena, 11, and a son, Jack, 8.
Linsey Godfrey (Caroline, B&B) and Robert Adamson (Noah, Y&R) welcomed a baby
girl, Aleda Seren Adamson, on Saturday, June 12, 2014.
The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony
hosted by Kathy Griffin streamed live from the
Beverly Hilton Hotel at
www.daytimeemmys.net beginning at 5:00 p.m. PT on Sunday, June 22, 2014.
The nominations for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy
Awards were announced on Thursday, May 1. The winners are in bold.
On Friday, June 20, 2014, at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, the
Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards were presented. Click
here to see who won!
Y&R's publicist, Jimmy Freeman,
has been promoted to Associate Producer!
Enjoy Lunch in LA or a Skype Session with Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Y&R;
ex-Annie, AMC) by bidding
Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at 3 p.m. ET, to benefit The Riedel & Cody Fund, a
non-profit organization that gives money to people whose pets have cancer and
cannot afford treatment.
B&B had a 10% gain in viewers during the current 2013-2014 season, taking its
audience up to 3.89 million, while Y&R rose 8% to reach 5.24 million viewers.
Jeff Branson (Jonathan, AMC; ex-Ronan, Y&R; ex-Shayne, GL) and girlfriend
Jaimie Foley announced the birth of their first child, son Van James in March
2014. You can
see a pic of the happy family on Twitter by clicking
Get all the latest up-to-date cast news, comings and goings, on the
Y&R Cast Page.
Sony Pictures Television and Shaw Media have reached an agreement that will
extend the run of both "Days of our Lives" and "The Young and the Restless" on
Global Television (a Shaw Media Network) through the 2015-2016 season.
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The nominations for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy
Awards were announced on Thursday, May 1. The award show will take place
on Sunday, June 22 at the Beverly Hilton, with the Creative Arts categories
being presented on Friday, June 20 at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Thus
far, no television outlet is scheduled to broadcast the ceremony.
Kristoff St. John's (Neil) new documentary, "A
Man Called God," won the 2014 Best American Feature Documentary at the
AmDocs Festival in Palm Springs. It's the real life story of his family trapped
in a cult, after his stepmother convinced his father, actor Christopher St.
John, to travel to India and live in the ashram of Sai Baba when Kristoff was a
"Soap Life," a documentary about the evolving face of daytime, was
released on March 11, 2014 and is now available on
iTunes for $12.99. Also, buy or rent at
Amazon. For more info. and to view the trailer, visit
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
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
"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!
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.
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
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.
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 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
Phyllis Reaches Out To Nick! This week finds Phyllis anxious to get
back to Genoa City. But how much of her memory is intact since emerging from her
coma? Phyllis hitches a ride on a long hauler. After waking up from a nap,
Phyllis sees the “Welcome to Genoa City” sign. First stop: the Newman ranch,
where Phyllis sneaks up to Nick and Sharon’s house and peers into the window.
Inside, she spies Victoria, Abby, Sharon and Summer, who have gathered for the
start of Sharon’s bachelorette party. After the group departs, Phyllis locates a
hidden key and lets herself into the house. Phyllis grabs a pen and paper and
starts writing to her ex-husband. The first pen runs out of ink, so Phyllis
opens a desk drawer in search of another. That’s when she finds the traffic
ticket that Sharon received the night of Phyllis’s accident.
Ratings for 9/1: 3.3
Max Ehrich returns on 10/1 as Fenmore Baldwin.
Scott Elrod appears on 10/1 as Joe Clark, Avery’s ex-husband.
*Hot Plots Preview* Mariah Asks Out Kevin! When Mariah gets a little
too friendly with Austin, Kevin reminds her that the man is married to Summer.
Mariah insists she’s not interested in Austin and says that she’s only sticking
around town until her marriage to Ian is annulled and Sharon and Nick wed.
Still, she appreciates Kevin looking out for her best interests. Kevin is
surprised when Mariah asks him to be her date for Sharon and Nick’s nuptials.
Victoria confronts Chelsea on 9/29. Nikki struggles to hide her
drinking on 9/30. Dylan gets busted on 10/1. Nikki and Paul work together to
help Dylan on 10/2. Sharon and Nick’s wedding day arrives on 10/3.
*Wild At Heart* Nick And Sharon Have Arresting Celebrations, Ashley Is
All Business And Avery Gets A Blast From The Past! Jail Time For Nick And
Sharon! As their wedding day approaches, Sharon and Nick are looking forward to
a quiet evening at home. But those plans are interrupted by a knock on the door.
After Nick’s mysterious abduction, Sharon is surprised by the arrival of Summer,
Abby and Victoria, who announce they’re taking Sharon to her surprise
bachelorette party. The guest of honor is then escorted to the rooftop deck of
the GCAC, which is beautifully decorated, and they’re soon joined by Mariah and
Nikki. While the women kick off their celebration, Nick soon realizes that he’s
not in danger. It turns out that Nick is with Devon, Jack, Neil, Michael, Noah
and Austin. The van eventually stops, the hood comes off and Nick finds himself
in an interesting location: The Genoa City High School football field. Nick is
asked to recount the story of how he met Sharon. Back at the GCAC, the women
fret it’s going to rain and head to the roadside bar, where Nikki worries about
being recognized by the bartender. Mariah livens up the festivities by paying
the buff bouncer to start stripping for Sharon. When Nikki spots Summer with a
drink, the concerned grandma takes it away. After a few too many drinks, an
inebriated Abby starts spouting off her own negative feelings about the wedding.
Surprisingly, Mariah jumps in. Soon, Nick and his posse unexpectedly show up at
the bar. Things get out of hand and all participants end up in jail. Ashley
Means Business! Jack is surprised to walk into his office at Jabot and find
Ashley sitting at his desk. Ashley announces that she wants to reclaim the title
of co-CEO. Although Jack is taken aback by his sister’s declaration, he’s not
entirely against sharing the helm. After the pow-wow with Jack, Ashley meets up
with Stitch and Abby to discuss her top-secret project, where Abby uses the
opportunity to once again call Stitch’s character into question by bringing up
his murder conviction. The dethroned doc refuses to tolerate Abby’s abuse and
orders her to never call him a killer again. Later, Abby is curious as she
watches Stitch and her mom work together. Avery Is Ambushed By Her Ex-Husband!
After Dylan is thrown behind bars for his presumed connection to the Ian Ward
case, Avery rushes out. Unbeknownst to the legal eagle, her former hubby, Joe
Clark, is in town. His presence is sure to upset Avery. She’s about to get a big
reminder of her failed marriage when Joe knocks on her apartment door. Joe
smiles and tells his ex-wife that she is as beautiful as the day they got
married, causing Avery to freeze in her tracks.
Mariah Learns Sharon’s “Secret”! This week finds Sharon experiencing
more disturbing memory flashes. Mariah arrives, so Nick leaves for work, and the
women are soon fighting. Mariah storms downstairs and a weary Sharon drifts off
to sleep on the sofa. Mariah returns to the living room, just as her mother
starts talking in her sleep. Mariah rushes over to Victor’s office and announces
that she now knows Sharon’s secret. But before Mariah will reveal it, she
demands enough money to leave Genoa City for good and start a new life
elsewhere. Victor wants to hear the details first, so Mariah reveals that Nick
isn’t Faith’s daddy. Victor rewards Mariah with a small amount of cash.
Ratings for 8/25: 3.3
Tom Hallick appears on 9/26 as a truck driver who gives Phyllis a ride
to Genoa City.
Kelly Sullivan debuts on 10/28 as Sage.
*Hot Plots Preview* Paul Catches Nikki! An exasperated Nikki winds up
alone at the GCAC and wanting booze. Even though Nikki is out in public, where
she can be easily recognized, she decides to order a vodka and tonic. Nikki also
orders a non-alcoholic drink. As Nikki brings her drink closer, Paul walks in
and spots her.
Phyllis makes a bold move on 9/22. Nick catches on to Victor’s plan on
9/23. Jack pulls out all the stops for Kelly on 9/24. Dylan makes a rash
decision on 9/25. Hilary runs away from her problems on 9/26.
Ratings for 8/18: 3.3
*Hot Plots Preview* Kelly Worries About Phyllis! Kelly overhears a
conversation about Phyllis between Abby and Jack and is insecure about her
future with him. Jack tries to explain, but Kelly hurries off. After Kelly
leaves, Abby points out that Jack’s romantic situation is beyond complicated,
but he disagrees. Meanwhile in Georgia, Phyllis responds to the secret
medication Victor arranged for her to have.
Paul attempts to connect with Dylan on 9/15. Lauren tries to fix things
with Michael on 9/16, while Mariah makes an unexpected ally. Chelsea puts the
cards on the table with Billy on 9/17. Victoria’s jealousy gets the best of her
on 9/18. Mariah stumbles upon Sharon’s secret on 9/19.
*Private Practice* Dylan, Nikki, Hilary and Devon strive to keep their
life-changing secrets! Devon And Hilary Make Love! To most people, the
blind-husband scenario would be a romance killer, but not for Hilary and Devon.
While they’re alone in a suite at the GCAC, Mrs. Neil Winters and her stepson
have a tough time ignoring their feelings for each other. Hilary informs Devon
that if her husband’s blindness turns out to be a permanent condition, they can
never be together again. Meanwhile, Neil is sharing his own concern for the
state of his marriage with Lily. Meanwhile, at the GCAC, Hilary and Devon throw
caution to the wind when a passionate kiss turns into them having sex. Neil
calls and Hilary realizes she needs to get home, but as she’s getting dressed,
she breaks down in tears. Hilary returns home, prepared to play devoted wife,
but her husband has other plans. Did Dylan Kill Ian? With Ian mysteriously
missing in action, Paul has the unenviable task of investigating whether or not
Dylan could be involved. When Paul questions where Dylan was when Ian
disappeared. Dylan claims he was near the racetrack clearing his head. Paul
deems a solo stroll as insufficient alibi. Dylan then changes his previous story
of how he cut his hand and confesses that the injury happened when he punched
through a window in a warehouse near the track. Paul tries to show concern but
gets the brush-off by Dylan. He later confides to Christine that he hopes his
son is not linked to the troubling situation. Nikki And Maureen Meet Again! Last
week, Maureen reunited with her children, Kelly and Stitch, but things have been
a little bumpy for the family unit. This week finds Maureen bellying up to the
GCAC bar, where she spots Nikki entering with Victor. Since Nikki used the alias
“Sherry” when she was drinking with Maureen previously, that’s the name Ms.
Russell calls out. Maureen covers to Victor that it’s a case of mistaken
identity and that Nikki looks exactly like her friend Sherry. An amused Maureen
doesn’t feel the least bit slighted by Nikki’s snub. When Victor has to take a
phone call, Nikki uses the opportunity to approach Maureen and thank her for not
giving away that they know each other. Maureen then mentions that she is
Stitch’s mother. Nikki then insists she doesn’t drink, so Maureen promises to
keep that a secret, too. Nikki rejoins Victor but is clearly rattled as Maureen
watches her from the bar.
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