Being soap opera royalty certainly has it perks: Maria Bell, former headwriter of “The Young and the Restless,” and her husband, Bill Bell Jr., “The Bold and the Beautiful” producer and son of “Y&R” and “B&B” creator, William Bell, have amassed such an assortment of fine art, they’ve made The Hollywood Reporter’s list of Hollywood’s Top 25 Art Collectors!
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.”