On Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, B&B & Y&R will air new episodes
Greg Rikaart (Kevin, Y&R) married Robert Sudduth, a writer on the new series
"Hot & Bothered," on a
May 13, 2015.
Victoria Rowell (ex-Drucilla) is suing 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
Tyra Banks hosted the the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards live on Sunday,
April 26, 2015, from the Warner Brothers Studio lot on Stage 16.
Click here to see who won!
The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards took place on Friday, April 24,
2015, at the Universal Hilton in Los Angeles, hosted by
Alex Trebek & Florence Henderson. Find out who won
Charles Pratt, Jr. became Y&R's new
Head Writer as well as Executive Producer, on September 22, 2014. Pratt previously wrote for AMC, GH, Santa Barbara, Sunset
Beach, as well as primetime shows Melrose Place, Titans, & Models Inc. Jill Farren Phelps
is still Y&R's executive producer. Current Co-Head Writer Shelly Altman remains
on the writing staff but the other Co-Head Writer, Jean Passanante, is no longer
with the show.
Mishael Morgan (Hilary) and her husband are expecting a baby in August. The
pregnancy will not become part of Hilary’s storyline.
Jonathan Bray (Johnny, the Bartender, Y&R) was nominated for Best Actor in a
Drama for the 2014 Robby Awards, presented each year to honor achievements in theater
in Los Angeles. He did not win.
Beau Kazer, who originated the role of Katherine’s son, Brock Reynolds, on
Y&R in 1974, passed away on December 30, 2014, at the age of 63 in Thousand
Oaks, CA. He last returned to the show in September 2013 for Katherine's
Y&R marked its 26th consecutive year as the #1 daytime drama as of
December 12, 2014. The winning
streak began the week of December 26, 1988. The show premiered on March 26,
The men of Y&R - Daniel Goddard (Cane), Justin Hartley (Adam), Joshua Morrow
(Nick), Bryton James (Devon), & Peter Bergman (Jack) appeared on "The Queen Latifah Show" on Wednesday, November 26. For
videos of their appearances,
check out the following links:
The Men of Y&R Flasback,
The Men of Y&R Reveal
Their Best Kisses,
Peter Bergman Celebrates 25 Years of Y&R, &
Justin Hartley of Y&R
Shows Off His Dimples.
On Sunday, November 23, 2014, Julian St. John, son of Kristoff St. John (Neil)
ended his life due to severe mental illness, including depression,
schizophrenia, psychosis, delusions, homelessness, and addiction. Funeral
services are on Friday, December 5, his 25th
birthday, in Westlake, California, followed by a reception and
art exhibit from his final collection.
Y&R let go Josh O'Connell, its associate producer since 2003. He had been
with the show for 20 years.
Peter Bergman celebrated 25 years as Jack Abbott on Y&R on November 18,
Michelle Stafford's (Nina, GH; ex-Phyllis, Y&R) hilarious web series, "The
Stafford Project," which features the actress, along with guest stars Thorsten
Kaye (Ridge, B&B; ex-Zach, AMC; ex-Ian, PC; ex-Patrick, OLTL), Joshua Morrow
(Nick, Y&R), & Finola Hughes (Anna, GH; ex-Alex, AMC; ex-Helena, Sunset Beach),
to name a few, is available for purchase on DVD at
$25, featuring bonus content. To check out highlights from season one, go
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 SereAdamson, 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!
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
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
"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 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.
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.
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."
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
Party Showdown! The party to celebrate the merger of Jabot and Newman
Enterprises is in full swing at the GCAC when Victor corners an uninvited guest:
Tobias, the spy he planted in the Jabot lab. Victor orders his ex-lackey to
leave, but an intoxicated Tobias won’t budge. Ashley and Fake Jack approach, but
he doesn’t recognize Tobias. Tobias then pushes his way to center stage and gets
everyone’s attention. He declares that he’s going to reveal some dirty secrets
about the two business titans. Tobias blabs that Victor hired him to spy on
Jabot. Tobias storms out and is dismissed as a disgruntled former employee.
However, Summer and Kyle have their own take on this guy’s outburst.
Ratings for 4/27: 3.3
Frank Runyeon appears on 5/28 and 6/2 as an Angel.
Jeffrey Christopher Todd returns on 5/25 as Tobias, Victor’s
*Hot Plots Preview* Nikki’s Intervention! The entire 5/28 episode will
be devoted to Nikki, when her loved ones stage an intervention! At first, Nick
isn’t quite on board with the drastic action, but he finally capitulates. Nikki
shows up at the ranch for what she thinks is a family dinner and is ambushed by
Mariah and Kevin chase a clue in the murder investigation on 5/25.
Jack’s impostor struggles to keep up appearances with Phyllis on 5/26, while
Avery confronts Dylan about his relationship with Sharon. Neil makes an
important decision on 5/27, while Billy enlightens Sage on the reality of being
involved with a Newman. Adam’s big mistake could cost him everything on 5/29.
*Hot Stuff - Summer Preview* June explodes with Jack finally getting
back to Genoa City, armed with the truth. The lipstick murders will dovetail
with the Jack/Victor story and take several unexpected turns. Dylan and Sharon
have found solace together. Avery spins in a new direction and might need a
savior. Adam will be backed into a corner. Sage needs and desperately wants her
baby to be Nick’s. Neil’s intentions for Hilary and Devon won’t soften. A trip
to the altar gets closer for Devon and Hilary.
Dylan Wants Sharon! Dylan and Sharon wake up after falling asleep
together on her sofa for the entire night. Avery shows up, deduces that there
was a slumber party, and starts sparring with Sharon. In the middle of their
argument, Sharon admits that she sent the text from Dylan’s phone, instructing
Avery to be with Joe. Avery and Dylan take off and continue their argument about
other people interfering in their relationship at her apartment. Later, Sharon
arrives to return Dylan’s wallet, and he reveals that he and Avery have split.
Dylan asks Sharon to leave. She goes home and breaks down in tears over driving
Dylan away. Sharon is then shocked when Dylan shows up and explains that Avery
helped him realize that he wants Sharon. Is this the start of a hot new romance?
Ratings for 4/20: 3.5
Frank Runyeon appears on 5/28 and 6/2 as an angel!
*Hot Plots Preview* Victoria And Chelsea Face Off! Victoria is peeved
when Gabe requests that the budget for Chelsea’s fashion line be doubled.
Chelsea arrives and is surprised to hear what he pitched, but Victoria doesn’t
believe the reaction. When Gabe jumps to Chelsea’s defense, Victoria asks where
his chivalry was when he bedded Chelsea just before her wedding. Chelsea then
demands to know if Victoria is being protective of the company or Billy.
Fen lashes out at Lauren and Michael on 5/18. Nikki struggles to
maintain her sobriety on 5/19. Victor confronts Neil on 5/20, while Kevin’s
attempts to catch the killer trouble Mariah. Phyllis accuses Joe of playing
Avery on 5/21. Lily confronts Hilary and Devon on 5/22, while an unexpected
guest crashes the party for the merger of Jabot and Newman.
Kelly Sullivan (Sage) is featured in the Take Five interview this week!
Ratings for 4/13: 3.5
Max Ehrich returns on 5/14 as Fenmore Baldwin.
Sofia Pernas debuts on 6/1 as Marisa Pernas.
*Hot Plots Preview* Nikki’s Ultimatum! Nikki already regrets signing
and witnessing the documents to close the merger between Newman and Jabot, which
sports Jack’s forged signature. Nikki’s nagging suspicions are further aroused
when Billy and Ashley angrily confront her about the validity of the merger
papers, but Neil arrives and orders the Abbott siblings to back off. The
situation becomes so heated that Neil punches Billy. Later, a perturbed Nikki
demands that Victor come clean or else she’ll start drinking again.
Kelly plays mind games with Jack on 5/12, while Fake Jack awakens from
his coma. Victor shakes up Newman-Jabot on 5/13, while Adam stands up for
Chelsea. Fenmore returns to Genoa City on 5/14. Victor faces off with Jack’s
imposter on 5/15, while Dylan and Sharon give in to their feelings.
*Up In Arms* Two Couples Hit The Sheets With Shocking Results! Chelsea And
Adam Reconnect! Now that her wedding to Billy has crashed and burned, Chelsea
tries to process why the relationship went so wrong. Although she supposedly
regrets having sex with Mr. Bingham (really her “dead” husband, Adam), Chelsea
has a fantasy about the man who blew up her wedding. Chelsea is trying to shake
off her intimate thoughts about Gabriel when he shows up at her door. Chelsea
then blames Gabriel for ruining her life. To that end, Chelsea orders Gabriel
out. However, Adam doesn’t buy Chelsea’s steely resolve and pulls her into a
passionate kiss. He then challenges her to tell him that she doesn’t feel
anything for him. Not surprisingly, Chelsea can’t deny her attraction. Clothes
start coming off and the couple makes love again. During an amorous moment,
Chelsea calls out Adam’s name. Devon And Hilary Reunite! After giving in to
their true feelings and having sex, Hilary and Devon finally decide that honesty
is the best policy and resolve to come clean with Neil. Although father and son
were on the road to healing the rift between them. Devon realizes that this
latest development could destroy the tenuous progress they have made. Hilary and
Devon then approach Neil at the GCAC and Devon informs his dad that they have
reunited. Neil doesn’t hold back his feelings about the “happy” reunion.
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