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You and your lucky guest can visit the Y&R set at CBS Television City in Hollywood to watch the cast and crew tape an episode. You will also enjoy a set tour hosted by Melissa Ordway (Abby), a signed cast photo and script, as well as a gift pack including a T-shirt, keychain, coin purse, playing cards, and a Y&R beauty product. This lot will close at 12 noon ET on Friday, May 2 to be part of a live auction that evening. Place a bid here! Contact or 212-243-3900 for more details or with any questions.

On March 3, 2014, NATAS released the daytime drama performers' pre-nominations for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. The final nominations will be 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.

"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.

Steve Burton (Dylan, Y&R; ex-Jason, GH) and his wife Sheree are expecting a girl in July. They already have a daughter, Makena, 10, and a son, Jack, 7.

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!

Since HLN has decided not to broadcast the 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards, NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences) is looking for a new broadcast home.

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

Linsey Godfrey (Caroline, B&B) and Robert Adamson (Noah, Y&R) are expecting their first child in June 2014.

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.

Get all the latest up-to-date cast news, comings and goings, on the Y&R Cast Page.

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!

Y&R left SOAPnet for TVGN on Monday, July 1, at the same time, 7 p.m. ET, as well as the following morning at 10 a.m.

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.

Got a question for Daniel Goddard (Cane, Y&R) or Kim Matula (Hope, B&B)? Email them to, and we will ask the actors as part of an upcoming interview in Soap Opera Digest!

Since Y&R has already written the show into July, they won't address Jeanne Cooper's absence on air -- just saying that she and her husband Murphy are on a trip somewhere. The greatest way to honor Jeanne is to make Kay's exit as dramatic and meaningful as possible. It has not yet been decided how her life will actually end, but they are talking about what she will leave in her wake. The memory of Kay Chancellor will remain deeply imbedded in everyone in Genoa City. What happens to Chancellor Industries? What decisions did Kay make in the event of her death? The ramifications will be big. Read more about how Y&R will deal with Jeanne Cooper's death in TVGuide.

Victoria Rowell (ex-Drucilla) is sponsoring this petition: Soap Opera Apartheid: Bring Executive Diversity to Daytime Drama - "I worked for CBS/Sony/Bell Dramatic Serial Television and starred on the CBS #1 daytime drama, The Young and the Restless, for 14 years. I witnessed first-hand the profound diversity disparity behind the camera. The audience of The Young and the Restless is over 50% African American--yet in 40 years, not one African American executive has been hired. That's why I signed a petition to Sony Pictures Television, Howard Stringer, Procter & Gamble, Robert A. McDonald, and 2 others. Will you sign this petition? Click here! Thanks!"

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

Go behind the scenes on the Y&R stage with the cast as they prepare for the 40th anniversary photo shoot by watching this clip. See photos here!

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.

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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 Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards to honor those behind the scenes was held at the Westin Bonaventure on Sunday, June 17, 2012. GH was the most winning soap, taking home statues for Casting, Costume Design, Song, and Technical Direction; Days won for Makeup and Stunt Coordination; B&B won Art Direction/Set Direction and tied Y&R for Hairstyling; AMC was the winner in Editing and tied Y&R for Sound Mixing; OLTL won Lighting; and Y&R took home Score.

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 4/28/14

Ashley And Victoria Clash Over Stitch! As Tyler and Abby's engagement party wraps up, Ashley sneaks away to visit Stitch at the hospital. Ashley finds the hunky doc and asks if they can get together after he finishes his shift, but he responds that he already has a date. Ashley quickly deduces that Victoria is Stitch's date, so Ms. Abbott makes a pointed remark about how it's only been a week since Billy and Victoria have been officially separated. Victoria then brings up the fact that Ashley used to be her stepmother. Stitch announces that he has to change out of his scrubs and leaves the room. Not surprisingly, the atmosphere becomes tense. Ashley then asks if things between Stitch and Victoria have already gone too far. Stitch returns and Ashley leaves, but her words linger.

Ratings for 3/24: 3.5

DC Douglas appears on 4/25 as Colin's mysterious associate.

*Hot Plots Preview* Billy And Chelsea Bond! Billy shows up at Chelsea's penthouse and asks to see her son. Despite Chloe's obsession with Connor, she says yes to Billy. After Billy visits with Connor, Chelsea invites him to stay for a drink. The two end up enjoying the evening together.

Sharon opens up to Jack about her memories on 4/22, while Victor gets the rug pulled out from under him. Sharon and Nick's worlds are forever changed on 4/23. Lily and Cane try to make nice with Colin on 4/24. Jack's relationship with Kelly troubles Summer on 4/25, while Jill's path to happiness hits a major speed bump.

SOD 4/20/14

Jill And Colin Say “I Do” - Again! This week, Jill admits to Colin that she loves him. Jill and Colin’s emotional chat is interrupted by a phone call from her grandson, Chance, who was checking out the background of Katherine’s father, who worked with a woman named Rachel during World War II. A disheartened Jill then informs Colin that Walter Shepard was associated with a Rachel Carlisle and not Rachel Berenson. Colin is frustrated by the dead end, but vows they will locate the fortune another way. Jill asks what happened to Colin not caring about the money, so he insists that she is still his top priority and suggests they table the search for now. Jill suggests that they retire to their bedroom, but Colin announces there’s something that would mean more to him. Cut to the couple marrying again.

Ratings for 3/17: 3.6

Matthew Atkinson debuts on 4/17 as Austin.

Eileen Davidson and Beth Maitland return on 4/18 as Ashley Abbott and Traci Connelly.

Danielle Demski appears on 4/25 as a businesswoman.

Linsey Godfrey and Jacob Young begin their trip to Genoa City on 4/14 as Caroline and Rick Forrester.

Andrea Grano returns on 4/15 as Dr. Stemin.

Jill Larson appears on 4/14 as Connie Ross, the stage manager at Chelsea’s fashion show.

Mo Rocca appears on 4/30 as Milton, an accountant.

*Hot Plots Preview* Lauren’s Pregnancy Crisis! Michael rushes a pregnant, dizzy Lauren to the hospital, where she undergoes the prenatal testing that she had been delaying. Finally, the doctor shows up with the test results.

Kevin puts his heart on his sleeve with Chloe on 4/15. Ian’s return shocks Dylan on 4/16, while Kelly and Jack’s relationship troubles Summer. Victor faces off with Ian on 4/17. Traci and Ashley return for Abby and Tyler’s engagement party on 4/18.

*Facing Off* Chloe And Chelsea Clash, While “Cassie” Is Caught In The Act! Chloe And Chelsea Fight!  Tensions rise at the Jabot fashion show when Chelsea arrives late and finds out that Chloe is trying to call the shots. As the former best friends have a terse exchange, Chloe hits below the belt when she predicts Chelsea’s line will fail because no one will buy clothes designed by a baby killer’s wife! An infuriated Chelsea lunges at Chloe and a brawl ensues. Jack and Kevin try to pry the battling gals apart, to no avail. Finally, Neil is able to stop the melee by blowing a whistle. And Neil isn’t alone. Once the volatile situation is diffused, Abby and Kelly spirit the Forresters away to show them the venue, while Jack orders Chelsea and Chloe to get it together. Kevin urges Chloe to smooth things over with Chelsea. Rick and Caroline Forrester offer Chelsea a deal to design for Forrester Creations. When Rick assumes that Chelsea will want to discuss this with her partner, she responds that Chloe doesn’t need to be included since their working relationship only extends to Jabot. Later, a stern warning from stage manager Connie that Chloe and Chelsea’s shenanigans will not be tolerated causes the girls to look at each other and laugh. Chloe then apologizes to Chelsea and wants to repair their friendship, but Chelsea says she just wants to concentrate on the show for now. Just before the fashion show begins, Chelsea frets about the state of the finale dress, so Chloe offers to check it over. While Chelsea is distracted, Chloe ducks behind a rack of clothes with the showstopper and takes out a pair of scissors. “Cassie” Is Discovered! While Sharon and Nick enjoy each other’s company at the park, Faux Cassie is lurking close by. “Cassie” tries to hurry out of the park, but collides with Noah and is knocked to the ground. He then offers his hand to help her up, but she insists she’s fine and flees. Thanks to Faux Cassie’s hat, Noah doesn’t clearly see her face. But Faux Cassie isn’t out of the woods yet. Later, someone else sees her in the park, and by the end of the week, so will another person.

SOD 4/14/14

Will Jack Move On With Kelly? Since she blames Kelly for torpedoing Victoria and Billy’s marriage, Abby is über-miffed that Ms. Andrews may now get her hooks into Jack. However, Abby deduces that her uncle is merely getting close to Kelly in order to keep her away from Billy. Abby shares her suspicion with Jack, who advises his niece to concentrate on her own relationship with Tyler. Undeterred, Abby warns Jack not to be taken in by Kelly’s charms. After Abby leaves, Jack glances at the guardianship papers for Connor that were signed by the presumed-dead Adam, then looks at a picture of Phyllis, who remains in a seemingly hopeless comatose state. A heavyhearted Jack can’t help but think about how so many things have drastically changed for him in the past year. Which means he may not be in the best place to move on with Kelly - for now.

Ratings for 3/10: 3.4

Cady McClain will debut on 4/16 as Kelly Andrews. McClain takes over the role from Cynthia Watros, who last airs on 4/14.

Jacob Young and Linsey Godfrey (Rick and Caroline, B&B) appear in Genoa City this week for Chloe and Chelsea’s fashion show.

*Hot Plots Preview* Is Jill Falling For Colin? Colin informs Jill that he’s willing to forgo the possible fortune connected to the music box because he has all the riches that he needs - her. But is it a scam? After Jill accidentally hurts her leg, she’s deeply affected when a seemingly concerned Colin inspects her injury.

Billy and Victoria determine their next move on 4/7. Sharon and Nick share a tender moment together on 4/8. Devon has an awkward encounter with Hilary on 4/9. Neil gets the rug pulled out from under him on 4/10. Michael reaches out to Paul for help on 4/11, while Chelsea clashes with Chloe.

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