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Just as the long memorial day holiday weekend was getting ready to begin word broke that "The Young and the Restless" was recasting the role of Billy Abbott. According to Daytime Confidential, "Y&R" has decided to go in a different direction with the character and has let David Tom go. He is being replaced by actor Burgess Jenkins.

R.I.P. Matthew Cowles (1944-2014)

Monday, May 26, 2014 5:44 PM EDT
It is with great sadness to report that "All My Children's" Matthew Cowles (Billy Clyde Tuggle) has died. The actor, who was married to actress Christine Baranski ("The Good Wife) for more than 30 years, passed away on Thursday, May 22 at the age of 69. He is survived by his wife and their two daughters, Isabel and Lily.
For the ninth consecutive year CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" received a nomination for the Monte Carlo Television Festival’s International TV Audience Awards, which honors programs that garnered the highest number of viewers worldwide in 2013 across five continents. "B&B" is nominated in the “Telenovela/Soap Opera” category. To coincide with its nomination, the soap has announced the addition of Australian actress Ashleigh Brewer (ex- Kate Ramsay, "Neighbours") to its cast in the newly created contract role of Ivy Forrester, who is the niece of patriarch Eric Forrester (John McCook).
For the week of May 12-16, 2014, ABC Daytime ranked #1 in Women 18-34 (199,000/0.6 rating) and Women 25-54 (784,000/1.3 rating) and tied for #1 in Women 18-49 (610,000/1.0 rating), per newly released Nielsen Media Research ratings data. The network hit a 10–week highs in Total Viewers (3.2 million) and Women 18-34, and 7–week highs in Women 18-49 and in Women 25-54 – since weeks of 3/3/14 and 3/24/14, respectively.
"The Young and the Restless'" Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman), of the hit independent film, “Tentacle 8,” — which also stars Bruce Gray (ex-Mark Wilcox), Teri Reeves (ex-Megan McKenna, "General Hospital"), and “All My Children’s” John Callahan (ex-Edmund Grey) and Matthew Borlenghi (ex-Brian Bodine) — will be appearing at Laemmle’s NoHo7 theater in Los Angeles for a special film screening on Tuesday, May 20, and guess what? Soap Opera Network has partnered with the film’s director, John Chi, in giving away two pairs of screening tickets to a couple of lucky SON readers!
Oh, are things about to get out of control over in “The Young and the Restless’” Genoa City: The Billy (David Tom)/Victoria (Amelia Heinle)/Stitch (Sean Carrigan) situation is about to get even messier, as Stitch’s ex-wife, Jenna, is headed to town!According to Soaps In Depth magazine, the sudser has cast Stephanie Lemelin in the role of the doc’s wife. She reportedly begins taping on the set tomorrow and will make her first onscreen appearance on Friday, June 13.This is Lemelin’s first daytime gig, though fans may recognize her from her previous roles on TV shows like “The Whole Truth” and “Young Justice.”How do you think Jenna's appearance will impact Stitch's life, not to mention his new relationship with Victoria? Let us know in the comment section below!