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Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 9:30 a.m. PT / 12:30 p.m. ET
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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), fiancťe 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. Day. Ever."​

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 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 here until 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 here!

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.

We need more daytime recap/update writers, article writers, MS FrontPage and Web Expression users, graphics designers, and more, so please email us if you can help out!  More volunteers always needed!  Thanks!

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 young teenager.

"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 here.

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 Facebook and Twitter.

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 Heinle (Victoria), Peter Bergman (Jack), Kristoff St. John (Neil), & Jessica Collins (Avery) on his online talker "Soaps and Other Stuff."

Y&R petitions to bring back Michael Muhney (Adam) Petition #1  and Petition #2

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 (from AE Performance "Always Evolving") was driving a $450,000 2005 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. See 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.

Watch full daily episodes of Y&R at and Global TV (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 Twitter with this caption: Not getting married anytime soon, but celebrating #equality tonight nonetheless."

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 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 Peter).

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 Matt Katrosar.

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, 2013.

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, 4.

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 Twitter.

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 and Suzanne

SOD 8/25/14

Jack and Summer are inside the courtroom, waiting for Austin's trial to begin. Outside, Victor finishes a phone call with Dr. Cutler. Jack hears the end of the call and misinterprets it, and they get into an argument. Summer comes out and stops them from fighting again. Victor pretends to support Summer and Austin, which makes Jack even more suspicious.  Victor still needs to get a signature in order to approve of Phyllis' treatment. He offers to let Summer have part of her trust fund to pay for Austin's legal fees.

Ratings, week of 7/21: 3.3

Nathan Anderson plays Brian Lynch, a new social worker assigned to help Neil deal with his new medical situation starting 8/18.

Meredith Baxter plays Nikki's new drinking buddy, Maureen, starting 9/8. She'll interact with other characters as well.

Helen, Mariah's mother, leaves town.

Another former GH star has met with Y&R casting directors about a role.

Billy and Chelsea share a warm moment in the park about Connor and almost kiss. Victoria sees them, and it becomes clear to Chelsea that they still love each other. She tells Billy later that she's leaving town, which disappoints him.

8/18 Stitch feels the brunt of Abby's anger. 8/19 Vicky waits to find out important news about the baby. 8/20 Avery is questioned by Dylan. 8/21 After Jack's offer, Kelly considers it strongly. 8/22 Something shocking happens to Sharon!

Nick is investigating Mariah and her mom, trying to find out all about her past.  He records a conversation between her and Ian. Meanwhile, Mariah is disappointed to learn that Nick and Sharon might remarry.  Sharon is very shocked and hurt when Mariah shows up in a skimpy negligee, thinking it's Nick home and not Sharon.  They exchange very harsh words, and then Sharon tells Victor what happened.

Hilary feels very guilty about Neil's blindness, even though Devon tries to reassure her that it's not her fault.  Neil is in denial and refuses to accept his situation when a social worker, Brian, tries to help him get used to being blind. Brian helps Neil get his voice mail, so he hears Hilary's urgent message about how they need to talk, which concerns him. Neil asks her about the voice mail, and she's about to confess when Devon comes in and covers, so she decides not to confess.

Heather Tom (ex-Victoria) is featured in a pictorial.

SOD 8/18/14

Shemar Moore Returns! Shemar Moore is heading back in September for two episodes to reprise the role of Malcolm Winters. Moore will appear on 9/10 and 9/11.

Hilary To Devon: I Want To Be With You! Hilary finally admits that she wants to be with Devon and refuses to deceive her husband any longer. She decides to tell Neil that sheís in love with his son but wants to do it alone so Devon wonít be blamed. Not surprisingly, Devon balks. However, Hilary insists she wants to speak to Neil on her own, so Devon has no choice but to accept her terms. Hilary then calls Neil, but when thereís no answer, she leaves a message for him to meet her at their place. Devon heads off to do his part: apprise Lily of whatís going down. Devon tracks down his sister at the GCAC. Lily jumps to the wrong conclusion, which initially thwarts Devonís mission. Meanwhile, Hilary prepares to tell Neil that their marriage is over, but thereís an unexpected kink in that plan.

Ratings for 7/14: 3.4

Gina Tognoni debuts on 8/11 as Phyllis Newman.

*Hot Plots Preview* Billy And Chelsea Get Closer! While decorating for Connorís birthday party, Chelsea and Billy fall into a familiar pattern. Kevin shows up and observes their closeness. During a private moment, Kevin asks Billy if he still wants to reconcile with Victoria, and Billy confirms that itís his main objective. But a surprise is looming nearby.

Jack travels to Georgia to say goodbye to Phyllis on 8/11, while Austin plans a surprise for Summer. Paulís concern for Nikki irks Christine on 8/12. Jill gets an unexpected letter from the late Katherine on 8/13. Paul and Dylan navigate the rocky road of their newfound relationship on 8/15.

SOD 8/11/14

Tricia Cast Back! Nina Webster returns on 8/26 and 8/27, to observe the one-year anniversary of Katherine Chancellorís passing.

Ratings for 7/7: 3.3

Michael Fairman also returns on 8/26 and 8/27 as Patrick Murphy, Katherineís husband.

*Hot Plots Preview* Sharon Confronts Victor! At the GCAC, Sharon is surprised to see Victor talking to her shrink, Dr. Mead - and overhears them discussing her. A peeved Sharon breaks up their conversation and asks to speak to Victor privately. When theyíre alone, Sharon accuses Victor of trying to obtain confidential information from her sessions with Dr. Mead, but he counters that he was just making sure she is getting the best help, which Sharon doesnít buy. Next, Sharon tears into her doctor.

Gloria plots to help Kevin on 8/4. Austinís announcement rattles Summer on 8/5. Billy vows to Victoria that heíll never stop fighting for their family on 8/6. Nick finds an unexpected surprise at Newman-Chancellor on 8/7. Jack announces to his family that heís ready to say goodbye to Phyllis on 8/8, while Paul and Christine celebrate a belated honeymoon.

*Point Break* Three Stories Are About To Explode! Nikki Loses Control! Ianís lawsuit pushes Nikki to the edge and she falls off the wagon. As the trial nears its conclusion, Nikki voices her concern about the outcome to Michael. After the conversation, Nikki eyes the bar and itís obvious by her longing look that her willpower is waning. Later, Nikki returns to the courtroom, where the judge says he is disturbed that a mother robbed a son from his father. As the trial wraps up and the judge renders a verdict, Nikkiís troubles are only getting started. Mrs. Newman once again becomes reacquainted with the bottle. Is Mariah Falling For Nick? When Nikkiís verdict comes in, Nick is left without a babysitter, so Mariah offers to watch his little girl. Mariah has been developing feelings for Nick. After Nick and Victoria leave, Mariah and Faith play a board game, which Ms. Copeland uses to her advantage. Nick returns home to find Mariah preparing dinner for him, including his favorite dessert, peach pie. After Nick shares some good news, Mariah gives him a big hug. The next day, Mariah comes downstairs with her laundry basket, wearing a skimpy tank top and shorts. Nick suddenly emerges from the kitchen, where Mariah expected him to be, and acts startled and embarrassed. Sharon walks in on the compromising setup and asks whatís going on. Devon Issues An Ultimatum To Hilary! At the GCAC, Hilary overhears Devon informing Lily that he closed the rooftop of the club for his date with Abby. Lily is thrilled about the elaborate plans and gushes about how happy she is for her brother. But judging from the dejected look on Hilaryís face, she doesnít share the sentiment. Soon, Abby arrives, so she and Devon head up to the roof for their date. Lily then snarks to Hilary that itís too bad she canít persuade her dad to move on with someone else. Hilary responds by tossing a drink at her stepdaughter. The next day, Devon runs into Hilary in Chancellor Park, and though the conversation starts off politely, the sparks between them soon start flying again. Devon gives Hilary a matchbook with the address of a roadside bar. If she doesnít meet him there later, Devon stipulates, he will leave town for good. The story then takes a very unexpected turn.

Cady McClain (Kelly) is featured in the Take Five interview this week.

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