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Beau Kazer, who originated the role of Katherineís 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,
Sadly, Adrienne Frantz (ex-Amber, Y&R & B&B) has miscarried for the second
time. She is married to Scott Bailey (ex-Sandy, GL).
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.
Watch full daily episodes of Y&R at
(for Canadian viewers only).
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
The 2015 Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony has been scheduled for Sunday, April
26, 2015. Creative Arts Emmy Awards takes place on Friday, April 24. They will
take place in the LA area. The final nominations will be announced on Tuesday,
March 26. New categories have been added, one of which is Guest Performer in a
Drama Series. The venue and possible broadcast have not been announced yet.
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), 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.
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.
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 by Mandy
Will Hilary Spill? This week, Neil finally senses Hilaryís inner
distress, but is unaware that the cause is her affair with Devon. Hilary tries
to maintain the facade that all is dandy in the Winters marriage by cooking up
all of Neilís favorites for breakfast, but he tells her to stop pretending that
sheís fine when she clearly isnít. Hilary covers by explaining that she regrets
going on the spa getaway with Lily and leaving her husband all alone. Neil
responds that he was thrilled she was able to relax. Neil still senses that
Hilary is troubled by the inflection in her voice, so he presses for more
details. He notes that holding back will only chip away at their relationship
and adds that he values Hilary too much to let that happen. Neil then asks his
wife point-blank if there is something she wants to talk about. A tortured
Hilary finally confesses that there is.
Ratings for 12/29: 3.6
*Hot Plots Preview* Adam Takes Drastic Action! During a dinner date at
the GCAC, Billy notices that Chelsea reacts strangely to the mention of Gabriel.
Billy is understandably rankled by the newcomerís nosiness. Fellow diners Sage
and Adam have just finished their meal and are on their way out when Adam spots
Chelsea and Billy, laughing and sipping champagne. The happy couple glances over
and Adam pretends not to see them.
Sharon decides to fight dirty against Nick on 1/26. Jill prepares for
battle with Victor on 1/27. Ashley faces a major setback at Jabot on 1/28, while
Nick discovers Sage and Gabrielís secret. Nikkiís drinking spins out of control
on 1/29. Stitch and Victoria make an important decision about their relationship
Camryn Grimes (Mariah) is featured in the Take Five interview this
Tristan Rogers (Colin) has signed on for another year!
Will Chelsea Forgive Adam? At Jabot, Chelsea feels strangely uneasy
upon seeing Gabriel (really Adam) holding Connor and quickly relieves Bingham of
her son. Chelsea is also surprised to find Connorís missing toy car in Gabrielís
possession. He claims that he found it in Connorís stroller, which surprises
Chelsea because she checked there several times. Adam then carefully segues to
what Billy told him earlier: that Connorís father killed Billyís little girl,
Delia. Chelsea has an unexpected reaction to the subject matter. Adam finds it
hard to conceal his feelings. Adam then asks Chelsea if she could ever forgive
Ratings for 12/22: 3.4
*Hot Plots Preview* Jack Questions Victor! After finding a blonde wig
in the house, Jack wonders if Phyllis did set up Kelly at the GCAC. A troubled
Jack turns to Victor for answers, and presses him to explain how the
experimental procedure could have affected Phyllis.
Avery reminisces about her past with Joe on 1/19. Adam presses Sage to
get close to Nick on 1/21, while Chelsea bonds with Sharon about Adam. Fen and
Summer clash over Austin on 1/22. Cane and Lily turn up the heat on 1/23.
Surprise For Jack! At the GCAC, Phyllis asks Lily to help her plan a
very special surprise for Jack. Later, Jack receives a text message that tells
him to pick up a suite key from the registration desk. Upon doing so, Jack is
confused when the desk clerk tells him to go to suite 802, despite an
accompanying note clearly stating 702. Jack enters the suite and hears someone
in the shower. He continues to follow directions by stripping his clothes and
donning a blindfold. As Jack waits in bed, a woman wearing sexy lingerie emerges
from the bathroom. When she approaches the bed, Jack has no idea that he is
really with Kelly. However, Jack immediately figures out whoís cuddled up next
to him as soon as Kelly kisses him. A peeved Jack blasts Kelly for blatantly
trying to get him to cheat on Phyllis, but Kelly counters that she only came
because of a message from him to meet in this room. While Kelly swears to Jack
that she didnít arrange this rendezvous, Phyllis suddenly bursts into the room
and finds them together.
Ratings for 12/15: 3.4
*Hot Plots Preview* Adamís Mission For Kelly! Nick shows up at the
Bingham home with flowers in memory of Constance and asks Gabriel (really Adam)
how his grandmother took care of the Juliet incident. Adam is stuck, since he
doesnít know who Juliet is - until Nick points out that Juliet was a sailboat
that school chum Gabriel had wrecked. Luckily for Adam, Sage comes to the rescue
and covers for the gaffe. Sage takes the heat off Adam by asking Nick to tell
the story about the sailboat. When Nick does so, Adam abruptly leaves the room.
After Nick departs, an upset Adam returns and rages that he and Sage need a plan
so that Nick canít inadvertently trip him up again. Adam then asks Sage to spy
Nick opens up to Avery on 1/12, while Lauren encourages Michael to talk
about his diagnosis. Hilary and Devon plan a secret rendezvous on 1/13. Paul
puts Victor on notice on 1/15, while Chelsea and Billy clash over Gabriel. Adam
reconnects with Connor on 1/16.
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