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the NCAA March Madness Men's College Basketball
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
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.
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.
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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
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
Y&R petitions to bring back Michael Muhney (Adam)
Petition #1 and
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 (
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.
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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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
Super Bowl Champ Joins! Michael Robinson, a fullback for the Super
Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks, will debut on 3/13.
Ratings for 2/10: 3.8
Linsey Godfrey and Jacob Young will show up in Genoa City on 4/11.
Jill Larson will appear as a stage manager at Chelsea’s fashion show.
Cady McClain has been cast as Kelly Andrews. McClain will replace
Cynthia Watros in the role.
Ted Shackelford appears on 3/14 as Jeffrey Bardwell.
Ignacio Serricchio (Alex Chavez) is taking a leave of absence from the
show to shoot a recurring role on the prime-time series "Bones."
*Hot Plots Preview* Kevin Tries To Save Chloe! Kevin is frustrated that
Chloe plans to plead guilty to kidnapping Connor, while Michael supports Chloe’s
decision. Michael comes back with news from the judge.
The tension between Victoria and Billy reaches a breaking point on
3/10. A meeting with Jack yields unexpected results for Kelly on 3/11. Victor
learns that Phyllis knows Sharon’s secret on 3/12. How far will he go to protect
his family? Victor and Chelsea receive shocking news about Adam on 3/13. Kelly
confronts Stitch about his past on 3/14.
*Sex Factor* Nick And Sharon Make Love, But “Cassie” Is Determined It
Won’t Be Happily Ever After! Former marrieds Sharon and Nick have been spending
a lot of time together and growing closer. Although Sharon has been dealing with
mental health issues, their newfound bond isn’t just about Nick coming to the
rescue. Although they’ve shared a few kisses, this week, a sizzling lip-lock
leads right to her bedroom door. In the heat of the moment, they briefly pause
to make sure they are both okay with what is about to happen. After the attitude
check, Sharon and Nick make love. Afterward, Nick holds Sharon close as they
discuss the hurdles they’ve overcome through the years. They remark that they’re
happy to find themselves in this place, and Nick adds that being with her
doesn’t feel complicated at all. Nick admits that he never thought they’d have
such an intimate and honest moment again. Cue Sharon’s pangs of guilt over
keeping the secret that she changed the results of Summer’s paternity test to
show that Jack, not Nick, was her biological father. Sharon heads down to the
kitchen to make a snack for her and Nick, and she’s stunned to encounter Cassie
- make that the look-alike Victor hired to pose as Ghost Cassie. “Cassie”, who
is hell-bent on finding out what Sharon is hiding, asks if Sharon revealed her
secret to Nick. Sharon laments that doing so now could ruin everything with
Nick, then adds that only Phyllis knows the details. “Cassie” pretends to know
what Sharon is talking about and encourages her to unburden herself in order to
feel better. Sharon is thrown, since she already told Cassie in the past. When
their conversation gets tense, Sharon touches Cassie and realizes she is flesh
and blood! However, Sharon doesn’t immediately realize that she’s being pranked
in the worst way. The encounter compels a rattled Sharon to make one of the most
shocking decisions ever!
Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea) is featured in the Take Five interview
Victoria Kisses Stitch! At the gym, Victoria laments to Stitch that her
marriage may not be worth salvaging, but the doc urges her to fight for Billy.
Victoria suddenly pulls Stitch into a heated kiss. A flustered Stitch notes that
Victoria probably wanted to hurt Billy and encourages her to find her husband.
Victoria returns home, where Billy waits and hopes they will make love to
reconnect. However, Victoria blurts out that she smooched another man. The
couple end up having passionate sex.
Ratings for 2/3: 3.9
Camryn Grimes will be sticking around Genoa City as a Cassie
*Hot Plots Preview* Victor and Ian Face Off! Paul has Ian brought to
the police station for trying to blackmail Nikki into paying him millions to
leave her family alone. Leslie rushes in as Ian’s representation. Dylan then
arrives to speak with his father. Leslie points out that extortion will be hard
to prove since Nikki is the only witness. That’s when Victor shows up.
Lily questions Hilary’s continued involvement in her life on 3/3. Jill
and Colin’s search takes them on an unexpected journey on 3/5, while Chloe has
an emotional catharsis with Kevin. Chelsea asks Victor to help her find Adam on
3/6. Noah confronts Victor on 3/7.
Chelsea And Victor Find Chloe! Victor and Chelsea track down Chloe in
Paris and head to the location where she’s hiding with Connor. Chelsea gently
tries to get through to her pal by pointing out that she has Connor in her arms,
not Delia. When Kevin arrives, Chloe pleads with him to help her keep Connor.
Victor joins in and agrees that while Chloe was robbed of Delia, Chelsea is
innocent and knew nothing about Adam’s involvement in the child’s death. Chloe
then stuns the group by announcing that she’s not going back to Genoa City.
Ratings for 1/27: 4.0
Ted Shackelford returns on 3/14 as Jeffrey Bardwell, Chelsea’s flaky
Cynthia Watros appears to be leaving her role of Kelly Andrews, since
the pilot FINDING CARTER has been picked up.
Steve Burton (Dylan McAvoy) has re-signed with the show, despite the
recent mentions of Jason (his GH role).
*Hot Plots Preview* Is Devon Falling For Hilary? When Hilary wants to
talk to Jack about kissing him at the gala, he downplays it, saying that much
worse happened that night. Hilary later runs into Devon and they share a laugh,
but they’re interrupted by Esmeralda. Devon leaves with Esmeralda, but he takes
a look back at Hilary before he exits.
Jack confronts Billy about his dalliance with Kelly on 2/25. The moment
of truth looms large for Leslie and Neil on 2/26. Jack issues a warning to
Chelsea on 2/27, while Dylan and Nick unite to help Summer. Victoria makes a
shocking decision on 2/28.
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