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Shocker! Maria Arena Bell Appears at ‘Y&R’ Paley Center LA Event

Photo Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Photo Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

During tonight’s Paley Center LA event in Beverly Hills, CA, celebrating 10,000 episodes of “,” former head writer and executive producer, , joined cast members  (Jack Abbott),  (Victor Abbott),  (Katherine Chancellor),  (Paul Williams),  (Michael Baldwin),  (Nicholas Newman),  (Nikki Newman),  (Neil Winters), and  (Phyllis Newman) to talk about the shows legacy.

What’s significant about Bell’s appearance was that up until after her ouster made headlines on Thursday, July 26, the former EP/HW was said to no longer be attending, at least according to sources Soap Opera Network spoke with on Friday, July 27. also removed her name from their website for the event.

During tonight’s event, which was “live tweeted” by @PaleyCenter on Twitter, Bell was quoted as saying the following:

  • “You have to be careful when introducing new characters. Fans want to see the people on this stage [referring to present company of actors tonight]. But it provides insight.”
  • “The key is that these characters have stayed true to themselves. Both of Bill Bell’s shows have and dominated the ratings.”
  • “Like every great soap story, I did get killed off. These people have been extraordinary and I thank them for this experience.”

“The Young and the Restless” celebrates its 10,000th episode on Thursday, September 27. The series held a cake cutting party at its CBS Television City studio yesterday in honor of its milestone.

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