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Courtney Lindberg

Courtney Lindberg

“The Young and the Restless” viewers were hit with a one-two punch regarding the role of Kelly Andrews: Former portrayer Cynthia Watros was officially announced as stepping out of the role in order to take part in MTV’s new series “Finding Carter,” while Emmy winner Cady McClain (Dixie, “All My Children;” Roseanna, “As the World Turns”) was announced to be stepping into the role of the grieving mother. But how did the exciting swap come about? Read on to find out from the actress, who makes her Genoa City debut this Wednesday, April 16!

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David Livingston/Getty Images

Being on the winning team during this year’s Super Bowl was a dream come true for Seattle Seahawk’s fullback Michael Robinson, but the true touchdown for the Virginia native was being asked to film a scene for CBS’s “The Young and the Restless” — a soap opera he recently admitted is his guilty viewing pleasure! Soap Opera Network took part in a call with the sports star where he discussed his love of the show, how the gig came about and a very interesting conversation had had with soap legend Eric Braeden (Victor Newman). Read on for the detailed play-by-play!

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Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Another day, another drama. At least, that seems to be the case for “The Young and the Restless’” Paul Williams (Doug Davidson), who is juggling so many Genoa City cases as Chief of Police, it’s tough to keep all of the details straight! His onscreen wife, Christine (Lauralee Bell), isn’t exactly thrilled that her new hubby is so busy, especially because he took the time to help Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) track down the truth about her son, Dylan (Steve Burton). And unfortunately for her, it looks like Paul’s busy schedule won’t be letting up any time soon! We spoke with the character’s portrayer, Davidson, to get the scoop on whether or not Paul’s work will destroy his relationship and where Nikki might fit into the puzzle. Read on to find out!

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Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC

During the in memoriam segment of the “20th Screen Actors Guild Awards,” which aired live on TNT and TBS on Saturday, January 18, the actor’s union remembered those we lost in the past year. In addition to such greats as James Gandolfini and Peter O’Toole, “The Young and the Restless’” Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor), Bonnie Franklin (Sister Celeste) and Paul Walker (ex-Brandon Collins) were remembered. Franklin died on Friday, March 1, 2013 from complications of pancreatic cancer, Cooper died on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 after battling a long illness, while Walker died on Saturday, November 30, 2013 following an explosive car accident.

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Steph/Lionel/FDC13/Visual

Soap opera fans may best know actress June Squibb from her 2008-2009 stint as Katherine Chancellor’s (Jeanne Cooper) diner friend, Pearl, on “The Young and the Restless,” but the rest of the world will see her shine at this year’s Academy Awards for her role in Alexander Payne’s film, “Nebraska.”

The former soap actress joins Sally Hawkins, Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong’o and Julia Roberts in the category of Best Supporting Actress.

Watch for the Academy Awards to air on ABC on Sunday, March 2.



Francis Specker/CBS

Francis Specker/CBS

When thinking of daytime dramas like “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless,” extreme drama, intrigue, love and romance probably come to mind. But how about comedy? Is laughter an important component within daytime dramas?

Francis Specker/CBS

Francis Specker/CBS

“Criminal Minds” star Joe Mantegna certainly thinks so. “When I was doing mostly theater, I watched a lot of daytime, because theater actors are like athletes: They sleep late, because they work nights, so they watch daytime television. And actually, I used to find a lot of humor in them,” he tells Soap Opera Network. “I like… when soap operas have characters who bring a lot of comedy to the show. Some of them are very, very good.”

But do the stars of CBS’ sudsers agree? We asked several if comedic scenes have a place within their intense dramas, and if so, how important is it to infuse comedy into the emotional roller coasters. Funny enough (no pun intended), they were all too happy to share that when it comes to comedy, there is no joking around!

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Sean Smith/JPI Studios

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CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

If you thought sitting down with family and friends for Thanksgiving was going to be the highlight of the week, wait until you see what “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” have in store for the holiday! Both shows have exciting episodes planned prior to the big day, as well as classic episodes set to air on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29. So if turkey, stuffing and all of the fixings don’t have you falling out of your chair, these two sudsers will certainly get the job done!

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CBS

On Tuesday, November 12, “The Young and the Restless’” Jess Walton (Jill Foster Abbott) and Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) answered fan questions via CBS Connect, the premiere online social connection platform amongst the broadcast networks, which includes live chats with CBS stars via Twitter. Using the hashtag #AskYR, the chat with fans lasted roughly 35 minutes, which included questions varying from discussion on the Veterans day episodes, whether or not the ladies were able to come up with plots or storylines for their characters, which is particularly reserved for the writers of the show, as well as what their very first acting jobs were, just to name a few of the questions.

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Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Since the passing of “The Young and the Restless’” Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) this past May, her son, Corbin Bernsen, has done everything possible to properly honor his mother’s life. Not only did he personally take part in memorial episodes the sudser broadcast — and brought some of her real life ashes to be included in Kay’s funeral scenes — he kept fans apprised of his mother’s declining health before her death and the family’s status afterward. Now, he’s doing yet one more touching act in his mother’s honor: Dedicating his latest film to her.

“Beyond the Heavens” tells the story of Oliver, a 12-year-old boy who scientifically investigates the existence of God after his brother disappears. “My hope is that ‘Beyond the Heavens’ will encourage people to explore faith, open their mind and go beyond what they think they know,” says Bernson, who wrote, directed and co-stars in the film. “This is what my mother encouraged me to do. I hope to encourage others to do the same through this story.”

Look for the release of the film, which received praise from The Dove Foundation as a “terrific inspirational film” and includes a very special dedication to Cooper, on DVD and VOD on Friday, October 25.



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Howard Wise/JPI Studios

On Tuesday, September 3 and Wednesday, September 4, the citizens of Genoa City will gather at the park at Lake Delaney on CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” as they celebrate the life of Katherine Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper), who Jill Abbott Fenmore (Jess Walton) says in the exclusive clip below, “wanted a party instead of a funeral.”









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