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Michael Muhney (Adam) was fired. Please sign these petitions to let Y&R know
to hire him back:
Petition #1 and
Petition #2 Also, please write to Y&R and let
them know what a big mistake this is!
Linsey Godfrey (Caroline, B&B) and Robert Adamson (Noah, Y&R) are expecting
their first child in June 2014.
The Writers Guild of America (WGA) announced its nominees in Daytime Drama
which aired between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013.
NBC's Days of Our Lives, Written by Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Carolyn
Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon, Christopher Dunn, Janet Iacobuzio,
David A. Levinson, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Melissa Salmons, & Christopher J.
ABC's General Hospital, Written by Michelle Altman, Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa
Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James OíConnor, Jean
Passanante, Elizabeth Page, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, & Chris Van Etten.
Y&R's The Young and the Restless, Associate Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Tracey
Thomson; Written by Amanda Beall, Jeff Beldner, Brent Boyd, Susan Dansby, Janice
Ferri Esser, Jay Gibson, Beth Milstein, Lisa Seidman, Natalie Minardi Slater,
Anne Schoettle, Linda Schreiber, & Teresa Zimmerman.
CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful chose not to enter a submission this year.
The 2014 Writers Guild of America Awards will be presented live on Saturday,
February 1, 2014, from the JW Marriott in LA.
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 Rodus (
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.
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.
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
(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
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!
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 SODQandA@gmail.com, 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
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
theyoungandtherestless.com 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
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
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.
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FrontPage and Web Expression users, graphics designers, and more, so please
email us if you can help out! More
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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,
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,
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."
In a creative attempt to bring back Phillip Chancellor III for a gay
storyline, Thom Bierdz, posted a
video on You Tube
to Executive Producer Jill Farren Phelps in which he introduced himself and
sang a plea for his character to return for a romance.
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
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 33rd Annual Young Artist Awards were given out on Sunday, May 6,
2012. Robbie Tucker (Fen, Y&R) tied Tate Berney (ex-AJ, AMC) for Best
Performance in a Daytime TV Series in the 12 and Under category, while
Andrew Trischitta (ex-Jack, OLTL) and Austin Williams (ex-Shane, OLTL) tied
in the category's older group. Haley Pullos (Molly, GH) took home two
awards: Best Guest Starring Young Actress 11-13 category for her appearance
on "House" and Best Performance in a Daytime TV Series. Danielle Parker
(ex-Emma, AMC) won for the same title in the 10 and Under category. Emily
Alyn Lind (ex-Emma, AMC) won the Best Performance in a TV Series by a
Recurring Young Actress 10 and Under for her role on "Revenge," while Erin
Sanders (ex-Eden, Y&R) was named in the Recurring Actress 17-21 category for
her part on Nickelodeon's "Big Time Rush."
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
Chelsea And Adam Have Sex! Theyíve been getting closer of late, so itís
no surprise when Adam and Chelsea finally hit the sheets. As they bask in the
afterglow, Adam tells Chelsea that he only wants to focus on the present. When
Chelsea wonders what changed for Adam, he admits that Deliaís death gave him a
new perspective. When Adam is alone, he takes out his laptop and responds to
Billyís latest post in the chat room by writing that every day is a chance for
redemption. Later, Chelsea comes back and Adam suddenly declares that he loves
her. Adam will continue to find ways to find redemption. To that end, Adam uses
Kelly for a special project.
Ratings for 11/18: 3.3
*Hot Plots Preview* New Evidence Surfaces! Paul gives Carmineís murder
investigation another look this week. Paul summons Michael to the police
station, where Paul shows him a sobriety chip. Paul pretends to accept the
account, but as soon as Michael leaves, Paul calls in Fenmore. Paul shares the
clashing stories with Chris, who surmises that the blood on the chip means it
was dropped by the killer.
Jill and Esther face off over Katherineís music box on 12/17. Jack and
Nick square off over Summerís birthday on 12/18, while Neil prepares a surprise
for Leslie. Sharon and Nick find common ground on 12/19, while unexpected
misfortune troubles Devon. Billy and Victoria make plans on 12/20.
Billy Miller Out; David Tom Returns! Emmy-winner David Tom, who played
the role of Billy from 1999-2002, is returning to the show to replace two-time
Emmy-winner Billy Miller. Tom debuts on 2/3/2014, while Miller last airs on
Victoria Notices Billy And Kellyís Bond! In an attempt at normalcy,
Billy tells Victoria that he wants to be part of the interview for Johnnyís
preschool. When Billy mentions that itís the same school that Delia attended,
Victoria suggests they find a different school for Johnny. Billy disagrees.
Victoria and Billy stop at Crimson Lights, where Kelly approaches them. Victoria
notices that there is a sense of familiarity between her husband and Kelly.
Kelly hands Billy a book of inspirational quotes. Victoria is then surprised
when Kelly asks about the preschool interview.
Ratings for 11/11: 3.4
*Hot Plots Preview* Tension For Paul And Chris! Paul finally tells
Christine about how he helped Nikki find her son. Christine becomes upset that
her husband kept such important information from her. Christine takes issue with
a particular part of Paulís account.
Lauren and Michael celebrate their anniversary on 12/9. Jill is forced
to deal with Hilary on 12/10. Neil reveals an important secret to Jack on 12/11.
Sharon and Nickís insight helps Chloe on 12/12, while temptation looms large for
Summer. The mystery of Katherineís music box confounds Jill on 12/13, while
sparks fly between Chelsea and Adam.
Amelia Heinle (Victoria) is featured in the Take Five interview this
New Duo: Ashley And Stitch? After Ashley injures her ankle during the
holiday with her family, she is taken to the hospital by Abby. There, the
attending physician turns out to be Stitch, and Abby decides that her mother and
the hunky doctor could make a possible love connection. Abby does some shameless
matchmaking. When Stitch leaves the room to check on his patientís X-rays,
Ashley urges her daughter to knock it off, which does little to discourage Abby.
However, Ashley doesnít think Stitch is available. Stitch returns and informs
Ashley that she only has a sprain and advises her to stay off of the ankle. Abby
then boldly tells the doc that she is determined to persuade her mother to make
a permanent move back to Genoa City.
Ratings for 11/4: 3.4
Briana Nicole Henry debuts on 12/12 as Esmerelda, a model who figures
into Summerís modeling career.
Tristan Rogers is returning as Colin Atkinson, Caneís father!
Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman) has signed a new deal with the show!
Sean Carrigan (Stitch) is now under contract!
*Hot Plots Preview* Billy And Kelly Bond! Billy decides to attend
another grief support meeting, this time without Victoria. After the meeting,
Billy asks Kelly out for coffee.
Jill offers words of encouragement to Victoria on 12/2. Living
arrangements force Chelsea and Adam to look to the future on 12/3, while
tensions rise between Dylan and Nick. Avery puts her heart on her sleeve with
Dylan on 12/4, while Summer questions Courtney about her relationship with Zach.
Billy opens up to Jack on 12/5, while Adamís defense of Chelsea irks Victor.
Lily receives a surprising phone call on 12/6, while Nikkiís secrecy puts a
strain on her relationship with Victor.
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