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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 8:00 PM EDT
Ever since Jill Abbott Atkinson decided to push forward in removing Chancellor Industries from the clutches of Victor Newman (Eric Braeden), who was left the company per Katherine's will, fans have clamored for the ultimate showdown between the pair and they're definitely in for a great ride as Jill's portrayer, Jess Walton, tells Soap Opera Network of the storyline that picked up steam on yesterday's episode.
"The Young and the Restless" has cast "Home and Away" alum Lachlan Buchanan in the contract role of Kyle Jenkins, the son of Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) and Diane Jenkins (last played by "General Hospital's" Maura West). The actor will report to work at the CBS Television City studio, where "Y&R" is filmed, beginning Tuesday, January 27. His first airdate is set for Wednesday, February 25.
Starring Bradley Cooper and directed by Clint Eastwood, Warner Bros. Pictures is celebrating its "American Sniper" this Martin Luther King Jr. holiday as the film is currently setting several January box office records. Estimates have the film, which includes appearances by "General Hospital's" Billy Miller (Jason Morgan) and "Nashville's" Eric Close, taking in $89.5 million over the three-day weekend and $105.3 million over the four-day holiday weekend, according to Box Office Mojo.
Nutrisystem, Inc. announced last week that Genie Francis ("General Hospital," "The Young and the Restless") is its new brand ambassador. The iconic former soap star is said to have lost 30 pounds while on the weight loss program, which she started after losing her sister in 2013 and following her oldest child, son Jameson Ivor Frakes, heading off to college.

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Saturday, January 17, 2015 3:30 PM EDT
While it's not yet clear whether the recent ratification of the National Code of Fair Practice for Network Television Broadcasting (Network Television Code) is the culprit, as negotiations had been ongoing between actor's union SAG-AFTRA and ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX, among other producers, for some time, industry insiders are whispering that the broadcast networks have asked their daytime dramas to find ways in cutting some of the fat in their casts.
In her first starring role on television since the end of ABC's "Desperate Housewives," NBC announced today that it has given a 13 episode series order to "Telenovela," a comedy that follows all the crazy antics from behind the scenes of a popular Spanish telenovela which will star Eva Longoria as Ana Maria, the diva-ish star of Latin America's most beloved telenovela, who strives to stay on top in a world where the drama on-camera is nothing compared to the drama off-camera. The actress will also serve as an executive producer on the Universal Television and Unbelievable Entertainment produced comedy.
While CBS is currently producing a latenight version of its popular daytime talk show this week, as it waits out the March launch of "The Late Late Show with James Corden," that daytime version of "The Talk" has just surpassed ABC's competiting "The View" in total viewers for the first time ever. During the week of January 5, "The Talk" had a 2% lead on "The View" in total viewers (2.95 million vs. 2.88 million). Meanwhile, both shows tied in both Women 25-54 (1.0 rating) and Women 18-49 (0.7 rating).
While official cause of death has yet to be determined, Sharon Alkus, the wife of Beau Kazer, who portrayed Brock Reynolds on CBS' "The Young and the Restless" off and on since originating the role in 1974, told The Hollywood Reporter that her husband is believed to have died in his sleep on December 30, 2014, and that he had been battling health issues for two years.