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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 memorial.

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, 1973.

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 CBS.com, Xfinity, YouTube, and Global TV (for Canadian viewers only).

Peter Bergman celebrated 25 years as Jack Abbott on Y&R on November 18, 2014.

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 http://thestaffordproject.com/ for $25, featuring bonus content. To check out highlights from season one, go here.

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 Passanante.

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 wedding.

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 http://madisoncharles.com.

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 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 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 https://www.facebook.com/soaplifedoc.

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."

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: http://hometheaterfilms.com/.

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.

"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 https://www.facebook.com/soaplifedoc.

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 theyoungandtherestless.com website are automatically redirected to the Y&R page on cbs.com.

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 http://www.vincent-irizarry.com/main/store/.

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, 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."

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 2/2/15

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 on 1/30.

Camryn Grimes (Mariah) is featured in the Take Five interview this week!

SOD 1/26/15

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 her husband.

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.

SOD 1/19/15

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 on Nick.

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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