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‘Y&R’ Announces New Headwriters; Material Begins Airing Week of October 21

Things are about to start looking a bit different in Genoa City, as “The Young and the Restless” has named its new headwriters: Current ‘Y&R’ scribe Shelly Altman and daytime writer Jean Passanante will share the position, along with ‘Y&R’ scribe Tracey Thomson, who’s been promoted to co-writer within the new, all female headwriting team.

‘Y&R’ Stars Get Their Licks On

On Saturday, September 14, “The Young and the Restless’” Max Ehrich (Fen Baldwin), Melissa Ordway (Abby Newman) and Hunter King (Summer Newman) will be on hand as part of the Los Angeles portion of the 5th annual “Get Your Licks on Route 66” adoption tour, which was founded by FIDO Friendly magazine publisher, Susan Sims. The trio will appear at the East Valley Animal shelter in Van Nuys from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM alongside Ashley Bell, the official “Licks” tour spokesperson, actress and animal lover.

Ratings: Good Week For B&B and Y&R

Ratings Report for the Week of August 26-30, 2013 NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings.  Thank you. Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings (Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year) Total Viewers 1. Y&R 4,618,000 (+164,000/+279,000) 2. B&B 3,592,000 (+302,000/+481,000) 3. GH 2,673,000 (+55,000/+12,000) 4. DAYS 2,419,000 (+36,000/-152,000) Households 1. Y&R 3.3/11 (same/-.1) 2. B&B 2.6/8 (+.1/+.2) 3. GH 2.1/7 (+.1+.1) 4. DAYS 1.8/6 (same/-.2)

‘Covert Affairs’ Star Engaged To ‘GH’s’ Favorite Former Butler

According to People Magazine, New Zealand-born actor/director/producer Stephen Kay, who portrayed Reginald Jennings on ABC's "General Hospital" for more than a decade, is engaged to "Covert Affairs" star Piper Perabo. Kay is a co-executive producer on the hit USA Network series, which returns with new episodes on Thursday, October 17 after a four-week hiatus.

Suzy F*cking Homemaker Salutes ‘OLTL’s’ Tuc Watkins

In a video published on their YouTube page and official website, The OnLine Network presents Suzy F*cking Homemaker ("All My Children's" Cady McClain) having a chat with "One Life to Live's" Tuc Watkins, using footage from the Sleepy Hollow photo shoot from earlier this year.

BOOK TOUR: Make Your ‘DAYS’ Even Better!

It seems everyone is hopping aboard the healthy living train these days, and the cast of “Days of our Lives” isn’t excluded: Several of the sudser’s stars have opened up and shared their secrets on how to live a healthier and more balanced life for the show’s newest book, Better Living: Cast Secrets for a Healthier Balanced Life, which hits newsstands on Tuesday, September 24! And with just 19 more days to go until the big day, several of the stars featured are gearing up for a national tour to promote the book that they’re…

Susan Lucci Reveals Silly ‘AMC’ Quirk

She may be the Queen of Soaps, but Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane, “All My Children;” Genevieve Delatour, “Devious Maids”) didn’t let the royal title stop her from donning quite a peculiar piece of clothing during her time in the "AMC" spotlight.

Dine With Jerry Douglas!

Senior Concerns is hosting the 28th annual Ultimate Dining Experience this month, and it’s truly going to be ultimate, as “The Young and the Restless’” Jerry Douglas (ex-John Abbott) and his wife, Kym, are co-hosting this year’s event!

Rebecca Budig Heads Back to Daytime!

It was a rare day when “All My Children’s” Greenlee helped anyone but herself, but it’s a whole different story for her former portrayer, Rebecca Budig, whose new gig is exactly the opposite! It was just announced this morning that the Emmy-nominated actress has been named co-host for ‘The Better Show,’ an information talk show that incorporates Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Family Circle, More and Fitness magazines along with entertainment, celebrity interviews, food, fashion and DIY-related content.

ONE LIFE ON HOLD: Erika Slezak Responds Prospect Park’s Decision To Halt Production of Soap

As previously reported, "One Life to Live" has become an apparent (albeit possibly temporarily) casualty of the lawsuit between Prospect Park and the ABC Television Network, which the latter canceled in April 2011 after opting to restructure its daytime lineup. Erika Slezak, who has portrayed Victoria Lord on the drama series on both the ABC incarnation and the current Prospect Park/The OnLine Network version for more than 40 years, has released a statement on Prospect's decision to halt production on the soap pending the…