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Michelle Stafford
  • R.I.P. James Avery; ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Star Appeared on ‘Y&R’ As Judge Daley

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    Best known for his portrayal as Philip Banks (aka: Uncle Phil) in NBC's widely popular sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," actor James Avery has died. According to his manager and publicist, Avery died on Tuesday, December 31 as a result of complications from open heart surgery. The actor appeared in October 2012 episodes of CBS' "The Young and the Restless" as Judge Daley, who ultimately dismissed a case against Phyllis Summers (Michelle Stafford).
  • FUNNY BUSINESS: Does Blatant Comedy Have a Place In Soaps?

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    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?
  • DETAILS: Cynthia Watros Takes ‘Y&R’s’ Genoa City By Storm!

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    If you couldn’t get enough of Cynthia Watros as “Guiding Light’s” crazy Annie Dutton Banks or as “Lost’s” sympathetic psychologist, Libby Smith, you’re in luck: She’ll be tackling an equally intense role during her upcoming stint on “The Young and the Restless.”
  • Michelle Stafford Launches ‘The Stafford Project’

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    After portraying Phyllis Summers on CBS' "The Young and the Restless" for fifteen years, soap fans around the world thought they were saying goodbye to Michelle Stafford on the Friday, August 2 episode, when she vacated the role. Thankfully, that isn't the case. As stated in an interview with both Soap Opera Digest and TV Guide Magazine, Stafford left the number one rated daytime drama series for several reasons, some of which she'll never reveal, but one of which was to launch her new web series, "The Stafford Project."
  • Michelle Stafford Talks Real Reason For ‘Y&R’ Exit

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    Sony Pictures Television
    In an interview published in the newest issue of Soap Opera Digest, on sale now, "The Young and the Restless'" Michelle Stafford reveals the real reason behind her decision to exit the top rated daytime drama series after 15 years portraying the role of Phyllis Summers, whether the powers that be (TPTB) ever tried to change her mind and her thoughts on the soap possibly recasting the character.
  • Michelle Stafford ‘GH’ Bound?

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    Disney/ABC Television Group (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)
    The newest issue of CBS Soaps In Depth, citing multiple sources, is reporting that there may be truth to reported rumors that Michelle Stafford is leaving Phyllis Summers and "The Young and the Restless" to head to ABC's "General Hospital." According to one of the mags sources, "It would be a big coup to get Michelle, and 'GH' knows it." This is of course in response to "Y&R" and "GH" swapping cast members. In January, Steve Burton (ex-Jason Morgan, "GH") joined "Y&R" as Dylan McAvoy, and in April, Emme Rylan (ex-Abbie Newman) joined "GH" as Lulu Spencer.
  • WATCH: Hot New ‘Y&R’ TVGN Promo; Full Episode of ‘Y&R On Set: InFanity’

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    As previously reported, CBS' "The Young and the Restless" is moving to TVGN (née TV Guide Network) beginning Monday, July 1, after spending just over 7 years on SOAPnet. The soap will continue airing same-day episodes Monday through Friday at 7:00 PM ET/PT. In the just released new promo, "Y&R" fans will see Kristoff St. John's Neil Winters and Angell Conwell's Leslie Michaelson having a heated convo that turns to passion. In addition to the promo, TVGN has also released the full episode of "The Young and the Restless On Set: InFanity," the special hosted by St. John that provided viewers with a behind the scenes look at the creation of Genoa City, on YouTube.
  • Michael Graziadei Returns to ‘Y&R!’

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    The summer is looking good for “The Young and the Restless,” especially with this latest news: Fan favorite Michael Graziadei (Daniel Romalotti) is returning to the sudser for four episodes!
  • Michelle Stafford Tapes Final Episode of ‘Y&R’ Today

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    It’s been weeks since the news broke that Michelle Stafford had decided to walk away from her role as “The Young and the Restless’” Phyllis Summers, and the actress’ final day of taping in Genoa City has finally come!
  • What’s Next for ‘Y&R’s’ Esther? Portrayer Kate Linder Discusses!

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    It’s been 31 years since “The Young and the Restless’” Kate Linder first donned a black and white outfit and debuted as Esther, the maid of Katherine Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper). And even though the character has had a number of her own storylines, she will forever and always be tied to the great dame who first brought her to the screen. Soap Opera Network recently spoke with Linder to discuss Esther’s future sans Katherine and sans Cooper.