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Shemar Moore
February 2000
Shemar Moore has announced officially that he will be leaving Y&R when his contract expires in April. The Emmy nominated actor is quick to point out that he did not arrive at this decision easily. "I've done a lot of soul searching," he says.
Shemar Moore
April 2000
Will he or won't he is the big question over at The Young and the Restless. For several months now, there's been speculation over whether or not Shemar Moore (Malcolm Winters) will renew his contract when it expires this spring.
May 2000
If there was a theme at this year's Daytime Emmy Awards, it had to be that the night was a night of firsts.
Shemar Moore
June 2000
According to published reports, Shemar Moore's (Malcolm) contract with The Young and the Restless expires in August. The actor, who has been with the show since 1991, has previously stated that he would not renew his contract when it expired.
Tracey E. Bregman
June 2000
The buzz is that Tracey E. Bregman could be staying longer than the few episodes in June.
J. Eddie Peck
July 2000
The Internet is abuzz with rumors that J. Eddie Peck (ex-Cole, The Young and the Restless) has been cast as Jake Martin. A spokesperson for ABC declined comment. Other insiders also hint that the rumor is untrue and that the search goes on.
Tricia Cast
September 2000
As first reported in August, Tricia Cast has asked to be released from her contract with The Young and the Restless. According to reports, Cast wanted off of daytime television to spend more time with Bat McGrath, the new man in her life.
Darlene Conley
September 2000
Daytime viewers may know her best for her work as Sally Spectra on The Bold and the Beautiful, but actress Darlene Conley got her start on another Bill Bell penned soap.

Shemar Moore
September 2000
With each passing day, more and more uncertainty builds around whether or not Shemar Moore will remain on The Young and the Restless. Moore has signed on to do a FOX primetime series, "Celebrity."
Victoria Rowell
September 2000
There's talk that The Young and the Restless might be recasting the role of Drucilla Winters. Talks between Victoria Rowell and show execs broke down last month and the actress was left without a new contract. Because of the breakdown, Rowell will depart the show this fall.
Alexis Thorpe
October 2000
Although no one's sure exactly why the change has taken place, there's a new Rianna on board at The Young and the Restless.
October 2000
Special congratulations goes out to The Young and the Restless as it celebrates the taping of its 7,000th episode. The stars of the show gathered together recently to toast the milestone.
Tricia Cast
October 2000
According to a report in Soap Opera Digest, Tricia Cast (Nina) will continue to air on The Young and the Restless through early next year. The magazine cites inside sources that claim Cast will film her final episodes in late December. That would mean that her final on-screen date would come sometime around the middle of January.
Christian LeBlanc
November 2000
Fans are worried that Christian LeBlanc's (Michael) contract with The Young and the Restless may not be renewed when is expires early next year. The fuel for the rumors apparently is that Lauralee Bell (Christine) begins maternity leave next month.
Alexia Robinson
November 2000
Soap veteran Alexia Robinson has secured the role of Alex on The Young and the Restless. You might be asking yourself about this new character --- that was reportedly previous to be going by the name "Erin."
Francesco Quinn
November 2000
By now, most fans of The Young and the Restless know that Tricia Cast, who has played Nina since 1986, will be leaving the show. However, there's talk that when Cast goes she may not be going alone.
Eileen Davidson
December 2000
Real-life couple Eileen Davidson (Ashley) and Jon Lindstrom (Kevin, Port Charles) have separated. The couple wed in Cambria, California on May 3, 1997. They first met at a charity event in 1994.
Tricia Cast
December 2000
Emmy Award winning Tricia Cast (Nina) has finally ended the speculation about when and why she will depart The Young and the Restless.
Shemar Moore
December 2000
The Young and the Restless' Shemar Moore (Malcolm Winters) has confirmed that he will be departing the show when his contract expires in the spring of 2001. Moore, who joined The Young and the Restless in 1994 after he'd been spotted in a shaving product commercial, will begin to concentrate his career on feature films.

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