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Is Nick Really Giving Up On Love?

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In today's very special episode of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, Nick was visited in a dream by all the women in his life. It was a cornucopia of treats, including visits from ex-loves like Grace and Amy, not to mention flashbacks galore! While the beginning of the episode found him blaming the women in his life, they seemed to eventually convince the hunk that he, in fact, might be the problem! "I love women," he declared to his mom, "you know that. But the pain and agony that comes with it? I'm done!" But let's face it... this being a soap opera and Nick being one of its leading men, that seems unlikely! And since they say love comes just when you stop looking, it seems likely that Nick will soon be giving his heart away yet again. But the question is... to whom? Which lucky lady is the right one to help heal Nick's heart? (And no, you can't nominate yourself!) Hit the comments below!

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Y&R Recap: Nick Befriends Adam's New Enemy!

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Billy and Chelsea agreed that they each had significant emotional hurdles to jump, but said that they loved one another and wanted to be together. Jack and Phyllis' engagement party was a major bust, largely because half the guests had to head over to Victor's for a party being held in Nick's honor. But Nick proved that every party really does have a pooper by skipping out on his own bash. Why? Because, having taken his conversation with Grace to heart, he wanted to spend a little time getting his head screwed on straight. To that end, he headed to a cabin in the woods, where he quickly befriended a seemingly stray dog. That pup, however, turned out to be Bugatti, a.k.a. Gabriel's beloved pet! Unfortunately for Adam, Bugatti seemed to immediately sense that the man pretending to be his master was not the real deal!

With Ashley became the latest person to warn Jack that the whole balancing-two-women-at-once thing was going to blow up in his face. Apparently finally listening, he went straight from his engagement party to the GCAC, where he uttered today's massive understatement to Kelly: "We need to talk!"

Will Jack finally tell Kelly the truth... or is he going to wind up stalling yet again? Will Gabriel's cute puppy be Adam's undoing? Hit the comments and let us know your thoughts!

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Y&R Recap: Victor Calls Out Maureen!

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Victoria's hospital room was hopping as various people swung by to see the new baby, including Victor, Nikki and both of the newborn's potential babydaddies. Given that Victor thinks his daughter should raise the baby solo, Billy had the zinger of the day when he responded, "The Gospel according to Victor Newman, including miraculous conception, no father required!" But it was a visit from Nick that helped the new mom realize it was past time for her to find out who fathered her child.

Speaking of Nick, he very nearly had sex with a more-than-willing Grace, but at the last moment realized he needed to re-examine his choices when it came to women and relationships. "Don't you think," responded Grace, "you could have waited to have this revelation until after we'd had great sex, maybe?" Maureen was just about to spill the beans about Victor's drinking when Victor ripped into Stitch's mom for having put Victoria and the baby in danger. In typical Victor fashion, he threatened to be Maureen's "worst nightmare!" Not surprisingly, when Stitch later swung by to check on his mom, her hospital bed was empty!

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Y&R Recap: Things Get Ugly Between Nick & Sharon!

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A heated conversation with Avery left Sharon realizing she needed to find a lawyer, pronto, because Nick was going to pursue custody of Faith. Crossing paths with Dylan, Sharon expected that he'd jump aboard the bus under which everyone in town seemed to want her thrown, but he was surprisingly sweet and supportive. Moments later, however, she had another conversation with Nick, who said that if she thought for even a second that he had any love left in his heart, she was crazier than she'd ever been! Forewarned being forearmed, Sharon called David Sherman and asked him to represent her in the coming fight. Drowning his sorrow with free drinks (the joy of owning a bar... um, and being rich), Nick looked up when someone entered and wondered why the mystery person was there.

Having overheard Avery and Joe talking about the kiss he'd planted on her, Dylan warned his rival that he'd made things personal. Michael met with a new doctor, but refused to allow Kevin to stand by his side in support. Both dealing with family issues, Kevin and Mariah bonded over coffee. Michael and Lauren later got together at the GCAC, where she questioned exactly why he had been so randy of late. (Our advice... um, sit back and enjoy it, honey!)

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Y&R Recap: Colin Blackmails Devon!

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Having caught Devon smooching Hilary, Colin demanded $2 million to keep his trap shut. Conveniently enough, Neil arrived and thought the scoundrel should join them all for dinner! Word spread about Victoria having had the baby, and everyone was thrilled. Heck, even Victor was relatively supportive (when not trash-talking Billy, of course). Nikki pointed out that either Stitch or Billy would be forever tied to Victoria, but Victor declared neither man was worthy. Victoria's doctor suggested it was time to answer the big question: Who's the daddy? Jack seemed ready to tell Kelly about his having gotten re-engaged to Phyllis (although he probably wasn't going to mention the whole "and-we-celebrated-by-having-sex" thing), but she was called away to deal with her mom's medical crisis.

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Y&R Recap: Adam Slips Up!

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On Monday's episode of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, Victoria gave birth to a baby girl with the help of Billy and Stitch. Adam continued to pretend he was Constance's grandson, Gabriel, but nearly blew it with his distaste for spinach. Luckily, Sage was on hand to help cover his gaffe. Jeff was intrigued when Chelsea offered to pay him to drop the lawsuit. "It's incredible," she told her dad, "I can actually see the dollar signs bouncing around in your head!" Jack proposed (again) to Phyllis, who accepted. While in bed, he finally admitted that there had been someone else. Good thing he didn't name names, because Phyllis joked — at least we hope it was a joke! — that she'd kill the other woman! Summer and Austin debated what to do for Thanksgiving.

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Davidson Back On Set At DAYS!

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Eileen Davidson just can't slow down! The soap-hopping actress, who is currently playing THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Ashley, is now back on set at DAYS OF OUR LIVES as Kristen in what the soap is calling a "can't miss" storyline set to air in early next year! And this is in addition to her real life being taped as one of the newest cast members of THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS!

When last we saw Kristen, she had abducted Theresa as part of a twisted plot to have Brady's baby. Of course, as you'll notice in the photo NBC released of Davidson on set at DAYS posted with this article, she doesn't look particularly pregnant. Since DAYS tapes so far in advance, could Kristen be returning to Salem with a little bundle of joy? Unfortunately we'll have to wait until the spring of 2015 to find out what the next step in her crazy scheme will be! Stay tuned!

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Y&R's Linder Meets Miss Meadows

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Kate Linder (Esther, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) co-stars alongside Katie Holmes in a new film premiering today in theaters and On Demand! Miss Meadows stars Holmes as a substitute teacher with a mysterious past, and Linder plays school principal Trudy Navis.

"Katie Holmes is a talented and incredibly generous actress," Linder raves, "and I am so excited to be a part of this wonderfully original film."

You can watch the trailer for this new dark comedy at missmeadowsthemovie.com and find out where you can buy tickets to see it yourself!

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What You Missed On Today's Y&R!

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For some viewers on the East Coast, Wednesday's episode of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS was interrupted by breaking news. You can catch the episode on CBS.com... or let us catch you up on what you missed!

Maureen refused to let Victoria out of the closet, and closed off the vent when Victoria continued to yell for help. After tossing Victoria's cell and purse in the trash, Maureen called Ben, begging him to keep their secret. She then collapsed with a heart attack! Ben found his mother on the ground, and rushed her to the hospital, unaware that Victoria was trapped in the nearby closet — and going into labor! At the hospital, Stitch called Victoria and left a message cancelling their dinner plans.

Nick and Sharon told Faith that they weren't getting married after all. Upset, Faith stormed off. Sharon asked Nick not to turn Faith's life upside down. Not surprisingly, Nick blamed Sharon completely for whatever happened with Faith, and told her that he would never forgive her. Mariah learned the truth about what Sharon had done from Summer. Instead of condemning her, though, Mariah offered a rare show of support for her mom.

Phyllis discovered Jack and Kelly's texts which revealed their love for each other. Instead of confronting him, the redhead manipulated Jack into a corner, suggesting they get married and have an engagement party, which Kelly could help her plan! Joe surprised Avery at her office. When he suggested she'd soon get bored of Dylan, she slapped him. He responded by yanking her into a kiss. Furious, Avery accused him of taking over Crimson Lights to get back at Dylan, and promised to take him to court to prevent that — as well as sue him if he ever laid hands on her again! Later, Joe went to see Dylan, and suggested they be civil with one another. Dylan suggested he find another coffee place to drink at! Nick asked Avery to be his lawyer to get full custody of Faith.

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Cast Your Vote #48

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Once again, it's time to express your opinions for our Readers' Poll. In the comments section for this article, please respond to the question, and feel free to explain your answer, but remember that any comments here may be considered for publication in the magazine. Any extra comments you have that have nothing to do with this week's poll question should be directed to the Message Boards section of our Web site!

THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL: Who do you think should be CEO of Forrester?

THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS: Could Neil forgive Devon and Hilary for their affair?

Please note that the cut-off date for your votes to be counted will be Tuesday, November 18. And please, only one vote per person!

To vote on your favorite actor, actress and couple currently appearing on a CBS soap, please mail your choices to:

CBS Readers' Poll
c/o Soaps In Depth
270 Sylvan Ave.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

Multiple mail-in votes during the same voting period will not be counted, so don't waste our time, your time, or the postage!

VOTES FOR ACTORS, ACTRESSES AND COUPLES CAST IN THE COMMENTS TO THIS ARTICLE WILL NOT BE COUNTED.

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Exclusive: Burton Inks A New Deal!

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It looks like Christmas has come early for THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS star Steve Burton (Dylan): The actor tells Soaps In Depth that he has renewed his contract with the soap! "I've re-signed for a year, and I'm very happy!" the Emmy winner shares with a smile.

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Should Nick Forgive Sharon?

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For weeks, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Nick has sworn that he didn't give a hoot what Sharon was hiding, he would love her anyway. But then, her secret came to light... and Nick is having a pretty hard time accepting it! Should Nick be more understanding of Sharon, given that she was clearly off her meds at the time of the paternity tampering? Or is he completely justified in walking away? We want to know what you think, so hit the comments below!

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EXCLUSIVE: Y&R Casts A New Guy In Ashley's Life!

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THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS has revealed to Soaps In Depth that daytime newcomer Jeffrey Christopher Todd has been cast as Tobias, a Jabot employee working on Ashley's team in the lab. He will first air in the recurring role on Friday, December 5.

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Soap Stars Turn HOUSEWIVES!

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It's official! Soap stars Eileen Davidson (Ashley, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS; ex-Kristen, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) and Lisa Rinna (ex-Billie, DAYS) are joining THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS! Watch the preview clip and see how the two actresses get along with returning HOUSEWIVES Brandi Glanville, Kim Richards, Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump and Yolanda Foster!

The new season of THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS debuts on Tuesday, November 18, at 9:00 pm ET on Bravo!

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Chapman Brings Play To Florida!

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THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' fans in the area around Baca Raton, FL, are in luck — Judith Chapman (Gloria) will be bringing her one-woman show, Vivien, to the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson World Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, November 9 at 4 p.m.

"I call Vivien the original international super star #&151; before Marilyn Monroe and before Elizabeth Taylor," Chapman says. "She was so young, and yet she had these two iconic roles: Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With The Wind and Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire. But unfortunately, she suffered with what we now call bipolar."

The play, for which Chapman has already won rave reviews, will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Gone With The Wind. For tickets, call 561-237-9000 or visit: events.lynn.edu.

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Cast Your Vote #46

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Once again, it's time to express your opinions for our Readers' Poll. In the comments section for this article, please respond to the question, and feel free to explain your answer, but remember that any comments here may be considered for publication in the magazine. Any extra comments you have that have nothing to do with this week's poll question should be directed to the Message Boards section of our Web site!

THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL: Would you like to see Katie and Bill back together again?

THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS: Is Stitch a better match with Victoria or Ashley?

Please note that the cut-off date for your votes to be counted will be Tuesday, November 4. And please, only one vote per person!

To vote on your favorite actor, actress and couple currently appearing on a CBS soap, please mail your choices to:

CBS Readers' Poll
c/o Soaps In Depth
270 Sylvan Ave.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

Multiple mail-in votes during the same voting period will not be counted, so don't waste our time, your time, or the postage!

VOTES FOR ACTORS, ACTRESSES AND COUPLES CAST IN THE COMMENTS TO THIS ARTICLE WILL NOT BE COUNTED.

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The 2015 Daytime Emmys Are In April!

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Mark your calendars: The ceremony for the 2015 Daytime Emmy Awards has been scheduled for Sunday, April 26! The deadline for performer pre-nomination clips to be submitted will be Friday, November 28, and the final nominations will be announced on Tuesday, March 26.

There have been some new categories added, one of which is Guest Performer in a Drama Series, which should include high-profile-but-short-term actors like GENERAL HOSPITAL's Donna Mills (Madeline) and THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Ray Wise (Ian).

At this time there have been no details released regarding how the 2015 Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast, but it will likely be via the Internet as they were this year. (Although hopefully with a better pre-show!)

So who do you think should start putting together Emmy reels for a nomination? Sound off in the comments!

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Y&R Alum Screams At The Devil!

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Shari Shattuck (ex-Ashley, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) would like you to know she's starring in a new horror movie opening just in time for Halloween! Scream At The Devil opens on Friday, October 24 at the Laemmle 7 in North Hollywood, CA. Special Halloween screenings will feature a costume contest with prizes, so come out and support independent movie making! Click here to visit the Web site for tickets, a preview and more info about the flick! (Soap fans might also recognize Kiko Ellsworth (ex-Stan, GENERAL HOSPITAL; Jamal, PORT CHARLES) in the trailer!)

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EXCLUSIVE: Grace Is Coming Back Again!

Jennifer Gareis (Donna, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL) is once more returning to Genoa City as Grace Turner! The actress, who reprised her role as Nick's naughty ex-lover in August, will pop back up on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS on Thursday, November 13. The buzz is that Gareis' summer appearance on Y&R was so successful that the show extended another invitation to the actress, who currently recurs on sister soap B&B. "I love playing bad girls," Gareis has told In Depth. "It's just so much fun because you never know what they're going to do next! They're always conniving and manipulative." No word on how long Gareis will be on the scene this time, but don't be surprised if she continues to reprise Grace on occasion!

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Nick's Ex Returns!

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THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS will bring back a familiar face in November when Julianne Morris returns to Genoa City as Amy Wilson. (Soap fans might also remember the actress as DAYS OF OUR LIVES' "Swamp Girl" Greta.) In the late '90s, Amy was a friend of Sharon's who dated Nick and then went a little bit crazy after Matt raped her and she shot him. What brings Amy back to town, and how will she affect Nick and Sharon's lives now? Give us your best guesses in the comments!

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Cast Your Vote #44

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Once again, it's time to express your opinions for our Readers' Poll. In the comments section for this article, please respond to the question, and feel free to explain your answer, but remember that any comments here may be considered for publication in the magazine. Any extra comments you have that have nothing to do with this week's poll question should be directed to the Message Boards section of our Web site!

THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL: Do you want Ridge and Caroline's relationship to turn romantic?

THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS: Is Billy really ready to move on with Chelsea?

Please note that the cut-off date for your votes to be counted will be Thursday, October 23. And please, only one vote per person!

To vote on your favorite actor, actress and couple currently appearing on a CBS soap, please mail your choices to:

CBS Readers' Poll
c/o Soaps In Depth
270 Sylvan Ave.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

Multiple mail-in votes during the same voting period will not be counted, so don't waste our time, your time, or the postage!

VOTES FOR ACTORS, ACTRESSES AND COUPLES CAST IN THE COMMENTS TO THIS ARTICLE WILL NOT BE COUNTED.

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Hendrickson Returns To Y&R!

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At the end of today's episode of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, a sneak preview was shown for tomorrow's show -- and viewers caught a glimpse of Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe), who will be returning for the one-year anniversary of Delia's death.

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Rowell Finds Deadly Romance

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THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Victoria Rowell (ex-Drucilla) had a frightfully good time making her upcoming film, Mirror, Mirror for TV One. "It's three movies -- a trilogy called The Fright Night Files -- and I'm in one of them," she tells Soaps In Depth. "I star opposite THE BLACKLIST's Harry Lennix as his love interest."

Actually, Rowell portrays one of two ladies in the charismatic man's life. He already had a live-in girlfriend named Jessica (played by Rowell's former Y&R daughter, Davetta Sherwood, ex-Lily) who's more than a bit unhappy with him. Upon arriving home to find Jessica performing a strange ritual with a friend, the creeped out guy will have a decision to make. Will the unique mirror that she gives him change his outlook? Tune in on Saturday, October 18, at 8 p.m. EST to find out!

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If the chemistry between Rowell and Lennix seems easy, there's a good reason for it. "This is like our fourth project. He was my love interest [Agent Ron Wagner] on DIAGNOSIS MURDER," Rowell reveals. "And I starred in a movie last year that he's producing -- it's still being edited."

What else is ahead for the popular star? Also on Saturday, October 18, she'll be the keynote speaker at the St. Agnes Home's [http://stagneshome.org] Centennial Celebration at the Marriott hotel in Hartford, CT. For tickets or sponsorship information, click here. After that, she has a starring role in the holiday film Marry Us For Christmas, the sequel to UPtv's 2013 ratings juggernaut, Marry Me For Christmas. And keep an eye out for our Keeping Track feature with Rowell in an upcoming issue of Soaps In Depth!

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Stars Strike Out Child Abuse

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Jen Lilley (Theresa, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Maxie, GENERAL HOSPITAL) is hosting a star-studded bowling tournament to benefit Childhelp, America's largest and longest-running nonprofit dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. The event will be held on Sunday, October 19, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at PINZ Bowling in Studio City, CA.

Amongst the celebrity guests are daytime stars like Chrishell Stause (Jordan, DAYS), Kelly Sullivan (Sage, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS; ex-Connie, GH), Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy, DAYS), Ian Buchanan (Duke, GH), Finola Hughes (Anna, GH), Billy Flynn (Chad, DAYS), Judi Evans (Adrienne, DAYS), Casey Moss (JJ, DAYS), Kassie DePaiva (Eve, DAYS; Blair, ONE LIFE TO LIVE), Kristian Alfonso (Hope, DAYS), Robert Scott Wilson (Ben, DAYS; Pete, ALL MY CHILDREN), Camila Banus (ex-Gabi, DAYS), True O'Brien (Paige, DAYS) and Lauren Koslow (Kate, DAYS). "Jen is so nice -- she extended the invitation out to all the cast of DAYS and other people," Banus relates. "I'm so excited to be a part of it, to help spread awareness, to be able to be part of a great cause, and also have fun!"

For more details about the event, order tickets or simply contribute to the cause, click here.

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It's Tea Time Again!

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THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Kate Linder (Esther) is preparing another one of her high teas, this one to be held in Toronto on Sunday, December 7. Benefiting March Of Dimes Canada, the Third Annual Opportuniteas For Independence High Tea will also feature her daytime co-stars Sean Carrigan (Stitch), Bryton James (Devon) and Mishael Morgan (Hilary) as well as Y&R hair and makeup experts Patti Denney and George Guzman.

The even will be held at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Canada, on Sunday, December 7, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. with an autograph session to follow. There will be a Q&A session, a raffle, live auction and gift bags. For more information, to purchase tickets or to simply donate to the worthy cause, click here!

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Hobnob With The Stars!

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Spend an intimate eventing with your favorite daytime and Broadway stars at the annual Jane Elissa Extravaganza For Lukemia And Cancer Research! The event will be held at the Time Square Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on Monday, November 17

Numerous soap stars are slated to attend, including honorary chairperson Jacklyn Zeman (Bobbie, GENERAL HOSPITAL), Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS), Alicia Minshew (Kendall, ALL MY CHILDREN), Sean McDermott (Hart, GUIDING LIGHT), Sonia Satra (Lucy, GL), Kevin Spirtas (ex-Craig, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) and David Andrew Macdonald (Edmund, GL).

There will be special performances, auctions, a raffle and goodie bags. Tickets range in price from $125 to $500. For more information and ticket purchase, call Jane Elissa at 917-732-1085 or Lauri Landry at 646-732-9397.

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Cast Your Vote #42

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Once again, it's time to express your opinions for our Readers' Poll. In the comments section for this article, please respond to the question, and feel free to explain your answer, but remember that any comments here may be considered for publication in the magazine. Any extra comments you have that have nothing to do with this week's poll question should be directed to the Message Boards section of our Web site!

THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL: Do you think Maya can steal Rick from Caroline?

THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS: Do you think Michael will cheat on Lauren?

Please note that the cut-off date for your votes to be counted will be Wednesday, October 8. And please, only one vote per person!

To vote on your favorite actor, actress and couple currently appearing on a CBS soap, please mail your choices to:

CBS Readers' Poll
c/o Soaps In Depth
270 Sylvan Ave.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

Multiple mail-in votes during the same voting period will not be counted, so don't waste our time, your time, or the postage!

VOTES FOR ACTORS, ACTRESSES AND COUPLES CAST IN THE COMMENTS TO THIS ARTICLE WILL NOT BE COUNTED.

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Y&R Casts Oscar Nominee!

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This is some M*A*S*H-up! Television and film veteran Sally Kellerman -- aka Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan from the 1970 film -- has been tapped by THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS to play the role of Constance Bingham, according to our friends at TV Line. According to the recent casting notice for the character, Constance is a sweet and old-fashioned grandmother, who is active and alert even though she is in a wheelchair. The call also said that the short-term guest role was for five episodes.

Kellerman nabbed Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for her portrayal of Major Houlihan in the film adaptation of Robert Altman's M*A*S*H. Who do you think Constance will cross paths with in Genoa City when she airs in November? Weigh in below!

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B&B Meets THE REAL HOUSEWIVES In Amsterdam!

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Bravo has yet to confirm that THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS star Eileen Davidson (Ashley; also Kristen on DAYS OF OUR LIVES) will be joining Lisa Rinna (ex-Billie, DAYS) as new cast members on the next season of THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS. But the Emmy winner just happened to be in Amsterdam earlier this week with Rinna and RHoBH star Lisa Vanderpump as the ladies took a cast vacation to the Netherlands' capital city. While there, they ran into THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL executive producer and headwriter Bradley Bell and star Heather Tom (Katie). Several B&B cast members are also there this week for a fan event and remote location shoot. Look for the scenes set in Amsterdam to air on B&B in early November.

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Luckinbill's Good Lie

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THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' fans who have missed seeing J.T. on their small screens can see his portrayer, Thad Luckinbill, on the big screen when The Good Lie hits movie theaters on Friday, October 3.

While the hunk has only a small part in the Reese Witherspoon movie, Luckinbill actually had a much larger role behind the scenes. He, along with his brother, Trent, and Molly Smith (executive producer of the Oscar-nominated The Blind Side), helped produce the film. "We started a company called Black Label Media (BLM) a little over two years ago, and this is our first project," says the actor/producer. "We're really happy with it, really proud. It's been very well received. When we had a premiere in Toronto, it got a standing ovation. It's really a special movie, and has an amazing message."

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Y&R's Case And Morrow On HOME AND FAMILY

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THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS stars Joshua Morrow (Nick) and Sharon Case (Sharon) are appearing on today's episode of HOME AND FAMILY on the Hallmark channel, airing from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST. The actors are there to discuss their characters' upcoming nuptials on the soap, as well as their two decades in Genoa City.

But if you don't get that channel or missed the episode, we've got a clip of their segment right here for you courtesy of Hallmark Channel! Enjoy!

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Original Y&R Cast Member Returns Today!

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Longtime fans of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS will get an extra treat today when they see the truck driver who gives Phyllis a ride into Genoa City. Her driver is played by none other than original cast member Tom Hallick, who played Brad Eliot. In Y&R's first episode on March 26, 1973, Hallick's character was the one who got a lift into town from a truck driver.

"I was shocked when Y&R called," Hallick tells Soaps In Depth before adding with a chuckle: "I don't know why they're making such a big deal out of it... It's for one episode!"

The actor was assigned the dressing room that belong to the late Jeanne Cooper (Katherine) during his brief return to the top-rated soap. "Jeanne and I had done a national tour of Plaza Suite," Hallick recalls. "We'd finish at Y&R at 4:00 p.m., get a 6:00 p.m. flight and then [do a performance]. That was a lot of fun. Jeanne was always the life of the party. I never had scenes with her on the show, but we'd see each other all the time."

Hallick's original character was named after Bradley Bell, the son of late Y&R creator William J. Bell. (Today, of course, Bradley Bell is the executive producer/headwriter of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL.) "I didn't get to see Brad while I was there, but I left him a note," Hallick says with a smile. Of William Bell Sr., Hallick fondly recalls, "I remember going up to his house on Lake Geneva [in Wisconsin]. We'd spend wonderful weekends there. He was a very talented man. I had a lot of respect for what he did."

Brad Eliot left town after his eyesight had been restored in the late '70s, while Hallick moved over to a development deal at NBC which led to his playing Maxwell Hathaway on DAYS OF OUR LIVES in 1984. Many of the people with whom Brad interacted in Genoa City are no longer part of the show's canvas, but his portrayer says he wouldn't mind doing more Y&R. "It'd be kind of fun to go back again in some capacity," he says.

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Tell Chuck Pratt What You Want To See!

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In case you haven't heard, there's a big change going on behind the scenes at THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, with Chuck Pratt taking over as the new headwriter. We thought it would be fun to see what you'd tell the incoming scribe if given the chance. What couples do you want to see together? What stories do you love... and which are falling flat? Got a vision for the future of Genoa City? Well, now's your chance to share it by hitting the comment section!

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EXCLUSIVE: Y&R Signs Atkinson To Contract!

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When THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS turned Austin from Avery's cameraman to her on-line stalker who shot Paul and went on the run with Summer, it seemed like the character didn't have much of a future (even if he and Summer did get hitched!). But a rep for the soap reveals to Soaps In Depth that Matthew Atkinson is now on contract, so Austin will be around for quite a while!

Do you think that Austin is redeemable? Are you excited he's sticking around Genoa City?

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Cast Your Vote #40

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Once again, it's time to express your opinions for our Readers' Poll. In the comments section for this article, please respond to the question, and feel free to explain your answer, but remember that any comments here may be considered for publication in the magazine. Any extra comments you have that have nothing to do with this week's poll question should be directed to the Message Boards section of our Web site!

THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL: Do you think Liam and Wyatt will ever get along?

THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS: Do you think Kevin and Mariah would make a good couple?

Please note that the cut-off date for your votes to be counted will be Thursday, September 25. And please, only one vote per person!

To vote on your favorite actor, actress and couple currently appearing on a CBS soap, please mail your choices to:

CBS Readers' Poll
c/o Soaps In Depth
270 Sylvan Ave.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

Multiple mail-in votes during the same voting period will not be counted, so don't waste our time, your time, or the postage!

VOTES FOR ACTORS, ACTRESSES AND COUPLES CAST IN THE COMMENTS TO THIS ARTICLE WILL NOT BE COUNTED.

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New Headwriter for Y&R!

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THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS has made some on-screen changes recently with some high-profile recasts, and now there's going to be a major change behind the scenes. An insider at Y&R has confirmed that executive producer Jill Farren Phelps has hired Chuck Pratt as the new headwriter of the soap. He will also receive an executive producer credit, although Phelps will still reportedly be in charge.

Pratt is known for his scripting of primteime soaps MELROSE PLACE and MODELS, INC., but is best known in daytime circles for his work on SANTA BARBARA (also with Phelps as executive producer), SUNSET BEACH, GENERAL HOSPITAL and ALL MY CHILDREN.

At this time, we don't know exactly when Pratt is scheduled to start writing scripts for Y&R so we can't be sure when his work will be seen on screen. What do you think? Does Y&R need a new headwriter? Do you think Pratt is the right man for the job?

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EXCLUSIVE: Will Psychic Predict Trouble?

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The future may not be a blank slate after all when it comes to a few Genoa City residents! Soaps In Depth has learned exclusively that THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS has cast Seana Kofoed in the role of Madame Isadora, a psychic who has some predictions to share. Will she offer an ominous warning of death and destruction... or a more hopeful outlook that could include romance? Fans will be able to find out when the actress brings the character to Genoa City, beginning on Friday, October 17, for a few episodes. You might remember Kofoed from her role in primetime's MEN IN TREES, or from her guest appearances in RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, SUBURGATORY or RAISING HOPE.

What are your predictions for the predictions this psychic will share? Sound off in the comments!

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EXCLUSIVE: Y&R's Walton is Getting A New Grandbaby!

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THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Jess Walton (Jill) shares with Soaps In Depth that she's going to become a grandmother again! Her son, Cole, and his wife, Ashley, are expecting their second child. "It's a boy," Walton happily reveals. The two-time Emmy winner's first grandson, Wyatt, was born in 2012. Congratulations!

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Y&R's McKenna Has A New STATE Of Mind!

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THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Chris McKenna (Det. Harding) is about to do some moonlighting! The actor has landed a recurring gig on the upcoming NBC drama STATE OF AFFAIRS, in which Katherine Heigl plays a top advisor to Alfre Woodard's President of the United States.

McKenna plays Nick Vera, a CIA operator who provides Charleston Tucker (Heigl's character) with her first taste of the ugly business of on-the-ground intelligence gathering. A STATE rep adds that Nick's time in the field has had a strong impact on how he sees his work, politicians and the agency, adding that Nick has a "complex" relationship with Charlie.

But criminals in Genoa City should still be careful, because McKenna will continue to appear on Y&R! "For those concerned, NBC and CBS have been working together and so far [so] good on working out both schedules," the actor tweeted. A Y&R spokesperson tells Soaps In Depth that McKenna has upcoming shows that we'll see this fall. STATE OF AFFAIRS debuts on Wednesday, November 17, at 10:00 p.m. EST.

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Another GH Star Moves To Genoa City!

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THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS has snatched up another GENERAL HOSPITAL actor to add to its ranks! The soap has confirmed that Kelly Sullivan (ex-Connie, GH) has been tapped for a recurring role on Y&R that begins airing on Tuesday, October 28. "I'm honored to be a part of Y&R," the actress tweeted.

Sullivan, who earned raves for her work as the split personalities of Kate and Connie on GH, will be playing Sage, who apparently will have hidden depths of her own. Details on the character are scarce at this time, but which storyline do you think she'll be factoring into? Sound off in the comments!

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Original Y&R Cast Member Returns!

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THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS is about to have a real blast from the past for longtime viewers! TV Guide is reporting that original cast member Tom Hallick, who played Brad Eliot from 1973-78, will be making a special cameo appearance.

In a nod to the very first episode of Y&R where Brad got a lift to Genoa City from a truck driver, Hallick will this time be playing the truck driver who offers a ride to Gina Tognoni's Phyllis!

Look for Hallick's episode to air on Friday, September 26.

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Cast Your Vote #38

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Once again, it's time to express your opinions for our Readers' Poll. In the comments section for this article, please respond to the question, and feel free to explain your answer, but remember that any comments here may be considered for publication in the magazine. Any extra comments you have that have nothing to do with this week's poll question should be directed to the Message Boards section of our Web site!

THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL: Do you think Ivy and Liam make a good couple?

THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS: Do you think Justin Hartley will make a good Adam?

Please note that the cut-off date for your votes to be counted will be Thursday, September 11. And please, only one vote per person!

To vote on your favorite actor, actress and couple currently appearing on a CBS soap, please mail your choices to:

CBS Readers' Poll
c/o Soaps In Depth
270 Sylvan Ave.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

Multiple mail-in votes during the same voting period will not be counted, so don't waste our time, your time, or the postage!

VOTES FOR ACTORS, ACTRESSES AND COUPLES CAST IN THE COMMENTS TO THIS ARTICLE WILL NOT BE COUNTED.

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