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Michael Corbett (ex-David) is one of
the executive producers of the show Hollywood
Medium on E! 8pm Thursdays.
From SOD: Julie Chen Comes To Y&R May 12, 2017 1:02PM
Julie Chen, host of
THE TALK and BIG BROTHER, is making a guest appearance as herself on Y&R. Set to
air on May 17, the episode centers around Hilary meeting her TV entertainment
idol and requesting an interview. In an one-on-one interview, Chen reveals to
Digest that she also happens to be a long-time fan of the soap. “I followed Y&R
as a child; I mean, we’re talking about when David Hasselhoff played Snapper and
Nikki was still stripping,” she laughs. Pick up our issue on sale now to find
out why Chen wasn’t all that nervous on her day of shooting, why she thinks her
mother will love this gig best of all and what was so special about her
At the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards show on Sunday, April 30, 2017, the
following winners were announced:
Writing Team: Y&R
Directing Team & Drama Series: GH
Supporting Actress: Kate Mansi (Abigail, Days)
Supporting Actor: Steve Burton (Dylan, Y&R)
Younger Actress: Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina, GH)
Younger Actor: Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan, GH)
Lead Actress: Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, Y&R)
Lead Actor: Scott Clifton (Liam, B&B)
At the Creative Arts Emmy Awards show on Friday, April 28, at the Pasadena
Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California, the following winners were announced:
Casting Director: Marnie Saitta, Days of Our Lives
Art & Lighting Direction, Set Decoration, Editing: Y&R
Technical Team, Costume Design, & Makeup: B&B
Sound Mixing & Music Direction: Days of Our Lives
Original Song: Days' "When Time Was On Our Side"
Hairstyling: General Hospital
Stunt Coordinator: Terry James, Days
Digital Drama Series: The Bay the Series
Digital Drama Series Outstanding Actress: Mary Beth Evans (Sara Garrett, The
Outstanding Actor: Kristos Andros (Pete Garrett, The Bay)
Supporting or Guest Actress: Carolyn Hennesy (Karen Blackwell, The Bay)
Supporting or Guest Actor: Nicolas Coster (Mayor Jack Madison, The Bay)
The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards show, hosted by Mario Lopez & Sheryl
Underwood, was live-streamed at
Twitter-Periscope Producer at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Sunday, April 30,
2017. Click here for the list of nominees.
Carolyn Hennesy (Diane, GH) hosted the red-carpet pre-show from 5:30 -
7:30 ET / 2:30 - 4:30 PT on both days as well as 2 additional Facebook Live
appearances from the NATAS Emmy Gifting Suites for the nominees on Saturday,
April 29 at 4 & 7 p.m. ET / 1 & 4 p.m. PT.
Eileen Davidson's book "Dial Emmy for Murder" will become a movie!
March 26, 2017, was the 44th anniversary of Y&R.
Watch full daily episodes of Y&R at
(for Canadian viewers only). View day-ahead videos at the
Facebook Page or AbbyG413.
Amelia Heinle (Victoria) & Thad Luckinbill are divorcing after 10 years. They
have two children together, son Thad Jr., 9, and daughter Georgia, 7.
Steve Burton (ex-Dylan, Y&R; ex-Jason, GH) launched a guide for losing
weight and becoming fit at
www.burtonnutrition.com. The online program offers tips,
recipes and products to purchase to help achieve a healthier lifestyle. There's
also a VIP Club to join that offers more benefits, such as weekly webinars with
Burton and other fitness celebrities.
Y&R debuted a glamorous new opening with its cast on Tuesday, February 14,
2017. Check out one of the versions
Steve Burton (ex-Dylan, Y&R; ex-Jason, GH) & Derk Cheetwood (Max, GH) have
launched a new business called
HollywoodSchooled.com where people can sign up for audio coaching lessons,
learn how to avoid common mistakes, and become working and thriving actors in
Justin Hartley (ex-Adam) talks about getting shirtless, on "Access
Y&R's new head writer is Sally Sussman, who has been on the show's writing staff
in the past. She is also Co-Executive Producer along with Mal Young. Kay Alden
is story consultant. Their new material began airing on Wednesday, December
Clementine Ford (ex-Mac) gave birth to a baby girl, Welles Molavi,
on September 13, 2016, with husband Cyrus Wilcox. They also have a son, Elijah.
Charles Pratt, Jr. has left Y&R as head writer, so he can
be showrunner and executive producer of Lee Daniels' "Star," set to premiere on
FOX in early 2017.
Mal Young became Y&R's executive producer on June 7, 2016.
Check out this
CBS promo celebrating Y&R's 11,000th episode on Thursday, September 1. Also,
bloopers from the promo shoot.
Chrishell Stause (Bethany, Y&R; ex-Jordan, Days; ex-Amanda, AMC) & Justin
Hartley (Adam, Y&R; ex-Nicholas, Passions) became engaged at the end of July
2016 after being together for 2-1/2 years. She just celebrated her 35th
birthday on July 21. He is 39 with a 12-year-old daughter, Isabella, with
Tatyanna Ali (ex-Roxanne) and Dr. Vaughn Rasberry, assistant professor of English at Stanford University, are
becoming first-time parents. They married in Beverly Hills, California, on
Sunday, July 17, 2016.
Y&R Co-creator Lee Phillip Bell will make a guest appearance on
the 11,000th episode of the No. 1 soap on Thursday, September 1. She will
encounter real-life daughter Lauralee Bell as Christine and Doug Davidson as
Paul in a scene at the Genoa City Athletic Club.
Y&R celebrated 11,000 episodes on Thursday, September 1! Check out the new cast
photo...Click to see the larger version.
Front row pictured left to right:
Miles Gaston Villanueva,
Melody Thomas Scott,
Melissa Claire Egan,
Tristan Rogers, Christel Khalil,
& Daniel Goddard.
Second row pictured left to right:
Michael E. Knight,
Tracey Bregman, Christian LeBlanc, Doug Davidson, Lauralee Bell, Kristoff St. John,
& Kate Linder.
The cast gets silly in blooper reel. Enjoy!
Meet the new Executive Producer, Mal Young!
Casting Director Judy Blye Wilson, 74, left Y&R in July 1, 2016.
Eva Longoria (ex-Isabella, Y&R) will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of
Fame in 2017.
Michelle Stafford (Nina, GH; ex-Phyllis, Y&R), hosts a podcast "Single
Mom A Go-Go" beginning on Mondays.
Scott Elrod (ex-Joe) and Vanessa Vazart were blessed with their first child
together. Easton Thomas Elrod was born on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, weighing in at
7 lbs 14 oz and 21 inches long. Vanessa has a daughter named Lilli.
Erin Chambers (ex-Siobhan, GH; ex-Melanie, Y&R) & her husband Carson McKay
welcomed Roan James on June 2, 2016.
Greg Rikaart (Kevin, Y&R) and husband, Rob Sudduth welcomed a son Montgomery
Argo Rikaart-Sudduth on June 12, 2016.
Click here for a
beautiful family photo.
Marisa Ramirez (ex-Gia Campbell, GH; ex-Carmen Mesta, Y&R), 38, who plays
Maria Baez on the CBS hit "Blue Bloods" gave birth to her first child, a
daughter named Violet Rae, on Sunday, May 29, 2016. It is rumored that her
ex-husband, Nathan Lavezoli, always wanted children, and they're now back
Erin Chambers (ex-Melanie, Y&R; ex-Siobahn, GH) and her husband, Carson
McKay, welcomed their first child, a son, on June 2, 2016.
Burgess Jenkins revealed that he left the role of Billy in November, 2015,
because his wife, Ashlee Payne Jenkins, was diagnosed with breast cancer and had
radiation and chemo in his hometown of Winston-Salem, NC where he has an acting
school. Six months later, in May, 2016, he announced that she is now
Jason Thompson (Billy, Y&R; ex-Patrick, GH) and his wife Paloma Jonas
welcomes their first child, son Earth Bowie, on May 25, 2016.
Eva Longoria (ex-Isabella, Y&R) wed Jose' Antonio "Pepe" Bastón on Saturday,
May 21, 2016, in a sunset ceremony at his home in Valle de Bravo,
Mexico. Among the 80-some guests in attendance were Ricky Martin (ex-Miguel,
GH) & Mario Lopez (ex-Christian, B&B). This is her third marriage. One of her
ex-husbands is Tyler Christopher (Nikolas, GH).
Jensen Buchanan (ex-Elise, Y&R; ex-Marley/Vicky, AW & ATWT; ex-Sarah, OLTL;
ex-Melissa, GH & PC) was arrested for driving under the influence on the
morning of May 18, 2016, when her black 2016 Mercedes drifted across a
double yellow line and slammed into a 2014 Ford C-Max at 6:20 a.m. in
Buellton, near Santa Barbara. While her injuries were considered minor, the
other driver was treated for "major injuries" at Cottage Hospital.
43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Here! Click here for the list of nominees and winners.
Jessica Collins (ex-Avery) gave birth to a daughter named Jemma Kate Collins
Cooney on January 23, 2016. This is the 44-year-old actress' first child. On May
4, 2016, she and Michael Cooney were married.
Melissa Ordway (Abby, Y&R) and her husband Justin Gaston (ex-Ben, Days) had a
daughter, Olivia Christine Gaston, on April 30, 2016.
Live-streaming channel Parachute TV
will provide red-carpet coverage and behind-the-scenes access for both the
Daytime Emmys on Sunday, May 1 & the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Friday, April
29. Also, winners will immediately interact with fans on
Periscope moments after they make their
Here's an interview with Justin Hartley (Adam) from the current April issue
of Watch! Magazine. In the
article, Hartley discusses playing one of daytime's favorite demons, his 11-year
old daughter and dating a fellow soap-star.
Michael Muhney (ex-Adam)
suffered a concussion and some nasty cuts and scrapes when he crashed during a
bike race in Southern California on Saturday, April 9, 2016. He had to be rushed
in an ambulance wearing a neck brace but is doing fine.
https://www.youtube.com/user/emmys/videos to see nominee reels for the 43rd
Annual Daytime Emmy Awards which will take place on Sunday, May 1, 2016.
For the week of March 28, 2016, the number of women 18-49 watching Y&R is 101,000 less than last year. Also, in the women 25-54
category, the show has lost 160,000 viewers. However, total viewership is up
414,000. Either that's a lot of men or folks over 54, not their ideal
Ken Howard (ex-George Summers) passed away in LA on March 23, 2016 at the
age of 71. He is survived by his wife Linda and three stepchildren with
ex-wife Margo (Abra, Adam, & Cricket).
Peter Brown (ex-Dr. Greg Peters, Days; ex-Blake Hayes, B&B; ex-Robert
Laurence, Y&R; ex-Roger Forbes, Loving; ex-Charles Sanders III, OLTL) passed
away at 80 on March 21, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. He is survived by his wife
Kerstin and two sons, Matthew & Joshua.
Siri Pinter is Mark Pinter's (ex-Marcus Wheeler) daughter by his first wife.
She's married to NBC's Carson Daly and has a food blog at
During SNL's Weekend Update on Saturday, December 19, 2015, cast member Kate
McKinnon came out as Deenie, an avid soap watcher, who updated host Colin Jost
on the latest happenings on her favorite show while chowing down on leftover
baked salmon. The joke is that, after 40 years, she doesn't really know any of
the characters' names, but the nicknames she gives like "Moustache Man," "Skinny
Minnie," "Big Boobs," & "Sexpot" while describing high-rise fires and people
kept in boat houses perfectly describe the recent plots on Y&R. It's a gag made
even funnier if you're a soap fan yourself and know exactly what she's talking
Check out the video here!
Adrienne Frantz (ex-Amber, B&B/Y&R) and her husband, Scott Bailey (ex-Sandy,
GL) became first-time parents with the arrival of their daughter, Amélie Irene
Bailey, on December 1, 2015. Two weeks earlier, Adrienne was in the hospital
with a broken rib courtesy of her "ninja warrior baby."
Daniel Goddard (Cane) badly fractured his left elbow during a fight sequence
on the Y&R set on Friday, September 18, 2015 and underwent surgery on the 23rd.
UPDATE: On November 24, he tweeted that he has suffered a setback and needed
emergency surgery, because his body rejected the metal in his elbow and it
had to come out.
FURTHER UPDATE: On December 7, Daniel was back at work on the Y&R set. :)
Get all the latest up-to-date cast news, comings and goings, on the
Y&R Cast Page.
Michelle Stafford (Nina, GH; ex-Phyllis, Y&R) announced the birth of her
second child, son Jameson Jones Lee Stafford, on Saturday, October 24, 2015,
with a sweet Instagram shot
of the baby with his big sister, Natalia, 5.
Victoria Rowell (ex-Drucilla) sued 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
FURTHER UPDATE: On November 10, 2015, California District Judge John Kronstadt
dismissed six causes of action against Sony, with leave to amend if Rowell can
prove a more viable retaliation claim.
Read more here!
Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke, B&B) & Tracey Bregman (Lauren, Y&R) each
designed a Rhonda Shear Ahh Bra which they are auctioning to benefit breast
cancer research. Go to
Rhondashear.com until Friday, October 30, to bid.
Pop TV airs "The Bold and the Beautiful" at 6:30 p.m. ET and "The Young and
the Restless" at 7 p.m. ET. Starting on Monday, August 24, 2015, "Days of Our
Lives" joins the lineup at 8 p.m. ET.
Mishael Morgan (Hilary) and her husband welcomed a son, Niam, on August 9, 2015.
Watch the August 4, 2015 Video Chat with Eric Braeden
(Victor) & Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki).
Linsey Godfrey (Caroline, B&B) and her fiancé Robert Adamson (Noah, Y&R)
announced their separation on August 3. They have a 1-year-old daughter, Aleda.
Scoops and Spoilers
Jack And Dina Face Off!
While Ashley is still on the outs with her mother,
Jack accepts an invitation from Dina to meet at her hotel room. On his way to
the GCAC, Jack has a flashback to when he was a boy and had his tonsils removed.
Jack recalls how he had asked his mother to stay with him but she dismissed his
request so she could play tennis. In the present, Jack still feels the pain of
that rejection. Jack arrives at Dina’s suite and she asks her son to have
breakfast with her. While they are eating, mother and son have a surprising
conversation, where Dina acknowledges that she wasn’t a good parent. After their
cathartic talk, Dina and Jack head downstairs to the lobby, where Ashley is
shocked to see them looking so chummy.
ready for a fresh start.
Ashley questions Dina’s relationship with Graham.
Victor reveals a secret plan.
The hunt for Chloe intensifies.
for 4/24: 3.1
Angell Conwell appears on 6/21 as legal eagle Leslie
Margarita Franco appears on 5/31 as Mrs. Martinez, the Abbott
Beth Maitland appears on 5/31 and 6/1 as Traci Abbott.
Rikaart (Kevin Fisher) has been let go.
*Hot Plots Preview - Hilary
Learns Cane’s Secret*
Juliet takes the blame for the incriminating footage of
Billy that aired live on Hilary’s show, unaware that Cane was responsible. While
alone with Cane, Juliet recalls when they were in Tokyo and he accidentally
insulted a client. That segues into them discussing their drunken night
together, and both agree that having sex was a mistake. Unfortunately, the
sinners don’t know their conversation is being overheard by Hilary.
Juliet and Billy have a tough day at the office.
Victor has a
new assignment for Scott on 5/22, while Chelsea is on the hunt for Chloe.
Dina turns to Victor for help on 5/23.
Noah is suspicious of Tessa on 5/24.
Nikki’s charade shows its cracks on 5/25, while Hilary plots the ultimate
Chelsea and Nick join forces to avenge Adam’s death on 5/26, while
Victoria makes a decision about the future of Brash & Sassy!
Ashley And Dina Face Off!
Upon meeting with Abby, Ashley can immediately detect that her daughter is
upset. Abby then comes clean and reveals that she called Dina without
identifying herself, just so she could hear the voice of the grandmother she's
never met. At first, Ashley is extremely upset, but that is soon replaced with a
bittersweet understanding. Abby also confesses that she wanted to know more
about Dina selling Mergeron Enterprises, which also intrigues Ashley. Abby does
observe her mother's discomfort. Ashley then impresses upon Abby that Dina is
not to be trusted. A shaken Ashley then returns home and finds Dina waiting in
the living room.
Jack reflects on his past.
A shocking secret is exposed!
Victoria scrambles to save Brash & Sassy's reputation.
Dina resorts to extreme measures to reconnect with Ashley.
*Ratings for 4/17: 3.2
Julie Chen appears on 5/17.
David Faustino appears on 5/17 and 5/18 as Howard Green.
Alec Mapa appears on 5/16 as Anthony, a hotel clerk.
Jess Walton returns as Jill Atkinson!
*Hot Plots Preview - Victoria Plots To Get Billy*
With the Brash & Sassy crew in LA, Victoria is secretly hoping to rekindle a
relationship with Billy. However, when Victoria suggests they have some fun,
Billy curtly replies that he can only think about work. Later, Billy approaches
Victoria and asks for a moment alone with her.
Phyllis embarks on a map quest with hotel clerk Anthony.
Tessa dines out with Noah.
Hilary and Howard enjoy the great outdoors.
Lily is thrown into the spotlight on 5/15, while Victoria sets her sights on
Devon and Neil seal a game-changing deal on 5/17.
Chelsea grills Victor about Chloe on 5/18.
Nikki is tempted to open up to Jack on 5/19.
Abhi Sinha (Ravi) is featured in the Take Five interview this week!
Scott And Sharon Kiss!
After a few dates, Scott is finding herself quite smitten with Sharon. Scott
impulsively drops by Sharon's house for a surprise visit, but she doesn't mind
the intrusion. During their conversation, Scott admits that Victor's biography
has been shelved, but the tycoon has offered him a suit-and-tie job at Newman
Enterprises, which he has trepidations about. As the closeness between them
grows, Scott kisses Sharon, but she draws back. Scott attempts another kiss and
this time, Sharon kisses him back!
Hilary meets her idol, Julie Chen.
Abby begins a new business venture.
Jack confides in Nikki.
Gloria questions Jack about their relationship.
*Ratings for 4/10: 3.2
Ryan Ashton appears on 5/18 as Zack, a confident entrepreneur!
Corbin Bernsen returns on 6/5 & 6/6 as Father Todd Williams.
Ron Melendez returns on 5/26 as Dr. Harris!
*Hot Plots Preview - Hilary And Mariah Brawl*
After spending the night with Devon at his penthouse, Mariah arrives at GC Buzz
and teases to Hilary that she'll be sporting a new look for the show. Just
before their segment starts, Mariah appears in a dress that Hilary had left at
Devon's place. As soon as the cameras start rolling, Hilary bashes Devon and
Mariah's romance. The women argue and Hilary suddenly rips the dress off Mariah,
who is then on-air in her slip.
Mariah makes Devon laugh.
Abby makes a shocking discovery online.
Victor shares promising information with Nikki on 5/8.
Kevin defends Chloe on 5/9.
Cane seizes an opportunity to get ahead on 5/10.
Nikki keeps a secret on 5/12.
Cane Busts Billy And Phyllis!
Victoria arranges a dinner at Top of the Tower so she and her Brash & Sassy
employees - Cane, Billy, Juliet, Lily and Jordan - can celebrate their recent
successes. However, Phyllis also happens to be at the eatery and Billy is able
to maneuver her into the coatroom for an intimate moment. There, Billy insists
he's going to tell Victoria about them very soon, then pulls Phyllis into a
kiss. Oops... Cane is just outside and witnesses the lovebirds in action. Cane
ducks out of sight when Billy exits the coatroom and returns to the table. Cane
lingers and watches Phyllis board the elevator. Before the doors close, she
suddenly reacts to something, so Cane follows her gaze to Billy, who is being
playful with Victoria. After the elevator leaves, Cane goes back to the table in
a much better mood than he was a few minutes before. He then proceeds to praise
Billy for his work at Brash & Sassy, which takes Billy by surprise. Cane
announces that they should toast the woman responsible for tonight's good time,
Victoria. Cane picks up his glass, then looks over at Billy and “magnanimously”
suggests that he do the honors. Billy suddenly feels he's been put on the spot,
just as Cane planned. So, what will Cane do with his newfound ammunition?
Chelsea refuses to give up the search for Chloe.
Kevin shares shocking news with Chelsea.
Victor calls on Scott with an important task.
Phyllis pushes Victoria's buttons.
*Ratings for 4/3: 3.2
Maria Adams returns on 5/3 as Dina Mergeron.
Noah Alexander Gerry and Lexie Stevenson debut on 5/24 as Charlie and
Mattie Ashby, Lily and Cane's twins. Gerry and Stevenson are taking over the
role from Aidan Clark and McKenna Roberts.
*Hot Plots Preview - Ashley Figures It Out*
When Jack makes another crack about Ravi to Ashley, she points out that the web
designer is much more useful to Jabot than Gloria. That causes Jack to declare
that Gloria is an asset to the company. When Jack remarks that he likes having
Gloria around, Ashley deduces, to her horror, that he and their former
stepmother are a lot closer than she suspected.
Ravi says it with flowers to Ashley.
Dina flies the friendly skies with Devon and Neil.
Victor covers his tracks on 5/2.
Devon and Neil make a power move on 5/3.
Jack conspires with an unlikely ally on 5/4, while Abby questions Ashley
about her relationship with Dina.
Chelsea reunites with someone from her past on 5/5, while Mariah and Devon
turn up the heat.
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