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Kambra Clifford, West Coast Editor
'Y&R' Casting a Number of Roles

( — In addition to the previously reported search for a name actor to portray the contract role of Clay, "The Young and the Restless" is also seeking actors to portray minor roles for what appears to be an upcoming court case.

According to information we've obtained, the show is looking for a Judge, a Bank Teller, a Juror and a Man mistaken for someone else. In that particular case, an educated guess would be someone mistaking the person for the recently "deceased" Cane Ashby (Daniel Goddard).

[JUDGE IRENE SALAZAR] 40s to 50s, LATINA, FEMALE. She is experienced, firm, and in total control of her courtroom. MULTIPLE EPISODES

[BANK TELLER] 30s, FEMALE, any ethnicity. Professional and friendly, she tries to help a customer. ONE EPISODE

[JUROR] Late 20s, FEMALE, any ethnicity. Pleasant, but a little tired, she is a single mother of 2-year-old twins. MULTIPLE EPISODES

[MAN] 30s, 6'3", approx. 220 lbs., dark brown hair. He reassures someone when they mistake him for someone else.

Airdates for these roles are unknown at this time.

  • The Young and the Restless
  • Daniel Goddard
  • Comings & Goings

    'Y&R' Looking for a Name Actor for Contract Role

    ( — CBS' "The Young and the Restless" is actively seeking a Caucasian or Latino actor with "experience or a name" and in the age range of 35-47 for a contract role they are looking to cast.

    According to a breakdown provided to Soap Opera Network, the characters name will be Clay. "Clay is grizzled and sexy, he is a cowboy living on a ranch in a rural western town. A strong but silent, salt of the earth type, he is a smart guy who chooses to live a simple life working with his hands."

    According to Soap Opera Digest, the role is set to begin in early March.

    • The Young and the Restless
    • Comings & Goings

      Shocking Shakeup at 'DAYS:' Livingston OUT! Braun IN!

      ( — Soap Opera Digest is reporting that NBC's "Days of our Lives" has let actress Natalia Livingston go after just three weeks on the air portraying the role of Taylor Walker and replaced her with her former "General Hospital" co-star (and "DAYS" alum herself) Tamara Braun.

      "It was decided to take the character of Taylor in a new direction," said Co-Executive Producer Gary Tomlin. "Natalia Livingston is an amazing actress and a consummate professional. She is a class act and everyone at the studio adores her."

      According to Digest, Braun began taping today and will first air in late April. Ironically, Braun won an Emmy award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2009 for her portrayal of vixen Ava Vitali on "DAYS." In addition to her time on "DAYS," Braun is best known for her take on the character of Carly Corinthos on ABC's "General Hospital" and portraying one half of television's first lesbian married couple on "All My Children" with her character Reese Williams.

      • All My Children
      • Tamara Braun
      • Days of our Lives
      • General Hospital
      • Gary Tomlin
      • Natalia Livingston

        Kim Zimmer in 'Love, Loss, and What I Wore'

        ( — Famous for her roles on "Guiding Light" and "One Life to Live," Kim Zimmer is joining the cast of the hit Off Broadway show "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" begining with the Wednesday, February 16 performance.

        Zimmer, who currently portrays the role of Echo DiSavoy on "One Life," willl be joined by actors Katrina Bowden ("30 Rock"), Sabrina Le Beauf ("The Cosby Show"), Orfeh ("Legally Blonde"), and Barbara Rhoades ("The Goodbye Girls") in the play written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, which is based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman. The show comprises an intimate collection of stories from the book and on recollections of the Ephrons' friends. A key factor in the success of the production is the use of clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger in helping to tell some funny and poignant stories that all women can relate to.

        The show opened in October 2009 and is performed by a rotating cast of five all-star actors, who perform in five-week cycles (Zimmer's last show will be on Sunday, March 20). Some famous names that have taken part in the show include Fran Drescher ("The Nanny"), Tichina Arnold ("Martin," "Everybody Hates Chris"), Nikki Blonsky ("Hairspray"), Alexis Bledel ("Gilmore Girls"), Tyne Daly ("Judging Amy"), Jane Lynch ("Glee"), Melissa Joan Hart ("Sabrina, The Teenage Witch," "Melissa & Joey"), Sherri Shepherd ("The View") and many, many more.

        Tickets are $79 and can be purchased online via or in-person at the Westside Theatre Box Office located at 407 W. 43rd Street in New York City (between 9th and 10th avenue). For more information, please visit

        • One Life to Live
        • Guiding Light
        • Kim Zimmer
        • The View
        • The Nanny
        • The Cosby Show
        • Gilmore Girls
        • Sherri Shepherd
        • Alexis Bledel
        • Hairspray
        • Glee
        • Fran Drescher
        • Tichina Arnold
        • Nikki Blonsky
        • Tyne Daly
        • Jane Lynch
        • Melissa Joan Hart
        • Barbara Rhoades
        • Orfeh
        • Sabrina Le Beauf
        • Katrina Bowden
        • 30 Rock
        • Martin
        • Everybody Hates Chris
        • Sabrina The Teenage Witch
        • Melissa & Joey
        • Love, Loss and What I Wore
        • Nora Ephron
        • Delia Ephron
        • Legally Blonde
        • The Goodbye Girls
        • Judging Amy
        • Ilene Beckerman

          Gossip Girl PreVUE: Monday, February 14 Edition

          ( — A Look at What's Happening on the Monday, February 14 Episode of The CW's "Gossip Girl."

          "It-Girl Happened One Night"
          CHUCK FIGHTS TO SAVE BASS INDUSTRIES / MICHAEL BOATMAN (“SPIN CITY”) & TIKA SUMPTER (“ONE LIFE TO LIVE”) GUEST STAR — With Russell Thorpe (Boatman) poised for a takeover attempt of Bass Industries, Chuck (Ed Westwick) makes one last-ditch effort to save his family’s company. Blair (Leighton Meester) is given a challenging assignment at W Magazine with the promise of a possible promotion. Serena (Blake Lively) struggles with her feelings for Ben (guest star David Call). Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, Kelly Rutherford and Matthew Settle also star. Bart Wenrich directed the episode written by Alex McNally (#415).

          "Gossip Girl" airs Mondays at 9/8c on The CW.

          • Gossip Girl

            Kate Linder Joins 'Vagina Monologues'

            ( — If you happen to be in the Los Angeles area at some point this upcoming weekend, you might want to stop by the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre where "The Young and the Restless'" Kate Linder (Esther) will be performing "The Vagina Monologues" alongside Alison Arngrim ("Little House on the Prairie") and Diane Amos (best known as "The Pinesol Lady").

            Considered “one of the most important pieces of political theatre” by the NY Times, "The Vagina Monologues" has been a focal point in the V-Day activists movement, which was created to generate a broader awareness in the fight to stop violence against women and girls by way of raising money and revitalizing the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations.

            "I am so honored to be a part of this production," Linder said in an interview on the "Y&R" official website about her participation in the event. "It really has been done in a way that hasn't been seen before. The fourth wall is down and it is very interactive."

            The shows are scheduled as follows:

            • Friday, February 18th at 8:00PM
            • Saturday, February 19th at 8:00PM
            • Sunday, February 20th, 2:00PM matinee

            For more information, visit the official website:

            • The Young and the Restless
            • Kate Linder
            • Alison Arngrim
            • Diane Amos
            • Pinesol
            • The Vagina Monologues
            • Little House on the Prairie

              Jacob Young and John-Paul Lavoisier Head to Tulsa, OK Valentine's Weekend

              ( — ABC Daytime viewers living in or around the area of Tulsa, Oklahoma and are fans of Jacob Young (JR Chandler) and/or John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex Balsom) should get their scrapbooks ready as the two will be appearing this weekend at the Women's Living Expo.

              The two will be on hand this weekend for a Q&A and autograph signing session with fans with Young up first on Saturday, February 12 followed by Lavoisier on Sunday, February 13. The event kicks off at 1:00 PM on Saturday for Young and 2:00 PM on Sunday for Lavoisier.

              Tulsa Women's Living Expo, presented by ABC News Channel 8, is located at Expo Square, Tulsa, OK (Expo Square is located one block west of the corner of 21st and Yale).

              For more information:

              • All My Children
              • One Life to Live
              • Jacob Young
              • JohnPaul Lavoisier

                Jeff Branson Heading to 'CSI: Miami'

                ( — "The Young and the Restless'" Jeff Branson is joining a large list of soap stars appearing in CBS' primetime procedurals with his upcoming appearance on "CSI: Miami," including David Fumero (see: David Fumero Leaves the Cold Winter of New York for 'CSI: Miami') and Leven Rambin (ex-Lily Montgomery, "All My Children"), who will both appear in upcoming episodes of the series.

                A show representative tells Soap Opera Network that Branson, who portrays the role of  Ronan Malloy on "Y&R," will appear in the Sunday, March 6 episode entitled "Blood Lust" in the role of Dennis Baldwin. "Dennis is the husband of a woman who had been kidnapped and tortured," said the rep.

                Jesus Ruiz ("All My Children," "Days of our Lives"), Marcus Giamatti ("One Life to Live")  and Candice Patton ("Days of our Lives," "The Young and the Restless") are also scheduled to appear in the episode.

                PRESS RELEASE

                "Blood Lust" – When a woman narrowly escapes death at the hands of a serial killer, Horatio will do anything to track down the psychopath, on CSI: MIAMI, Sunday, March 6 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

                • All My Children
                • One Life to Live
                • Jeff Branson
                • Leven Rambin
                • The Young and the Restless
                • Days of our Lives
                • CSI: Miami
                • David Fumero


                  Today “Young and the Restless” co-executive producer Paul Rauch announced that he will be stepping down from the drama series as of Friday, April 1, which ironically enough is April Fool’s Day. This of course is no joke.

                  “My collaboration with Steve Kent, and Maria [Arena Bell] and Bill Bell [Jr.] has been very rewarding,” said Rauch in a statement. “I had great pleasure working with ‘Y&R’s’ magnificent cast and crew. I feel that I’ve accomplished everything that I set out to achieve, and it’s now time for me to return to New York.”

                  Rauch was named co-executive producer in October 2008 alongside executive producer/head writer Arena Bell. Prior to joining “Y&R,” he served time as executive producer at “Another World,” “Guiding Light,” “One Life to Live,” and “Santa Barbara.”

                  First Look: Austin Peck on 'One Life to Live'

                  ( — As previously reported, Austin Peck is joining the cast of ABC's "One Life to Live" as a character named Rick, who is described as the type of person the show "doesn't really have much of," according to Now Soap Opera Network has your first look at Peck from his first day on the set.

                  While a first airdate has not been set, sources tell us we can expect to see Peck and his character on screen in either late March or early April.


                  What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

                  • One Life to Live
                  • Days of our Lives
                  • As The World Turns
                  • Austin Peck

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