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The Young and the Restless-related news from 2011
It's impossible to keep up with all of the twists and turns from the world of soaps. Luckily, soapcentral.com has done it for you. Our News Archive has a listing of every news story ever posted on our site.
Here are some of the news stories posted on soapcentral.com during 2011 that focus on The Young and the Restless or past and present Y&R performers. To read any of the articles listed below, simply click on the appropriate link.


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Eric Braeden
January 2011
In a new interview, outspoken Y&R star Eric Braeden discusses a career that has spanned six decades. The actor shares his favorite Y&R storyline, which award means the most to him, and touches on the controversial subject of legalizing marijuana.
Tonya Lee Williams
January 2011
Image Award-winning actress Tonya Lee Williams will see her character travel from Genoa City to Los Angeles as part of a B&B-Y&R crossover storyline this February. Williams' character will be revealed as the cousin of B&B's Justin.
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January 2011
The Young and the Restless has hired four-time Emmy winner Susan Dansby for its writing team.
Walter Fauntleroy
January 2011
Nate Hasting is headed back to Wisconsin, but don't expect to recognize the character when he returns. Y&R has tapped daytime newcomer Walter Fauntleroy as the new Nate -- and let's just say he's all grown up.
Sean Young
February 2011
Sean Young is headed back to The Young and the Restless. The Blade Runner star will reprise the role of Meggie -- and that's bound to spell trouble for several Genoa City residents.
Tracey E. Bregman
February 2011
Tracey E. Bregman announced during a recent talks show appearance that she and her husband of 23 years have split. The actress has also launched a new line of fine jewelry. Bregman debuted as Y&R's Lauren in 1983.
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February 2011
A young Y&R star is one of the most talked about actors on the planet -- all thanks to a little sports show called the Super Bowl. Max Page starred as a pint-sized Darth Vader in a Volkswagen commercial.
Paul Rauch
February 2011
Emmy winner Paul Rauch is leaving his post as co-executive producer of The Young and the Restless. Rauch has previously helmed four other soaps and has spent more than three decades in daytime television.
Christopher Templeton
February 2011
Christopher Templeton, the actress who played Y&R's Carol Robbins, has died after having battled both polio and breast cancer. She was 58.
Judith Chapman
March 2011
The Young and the Restless has trimmed Judith Chapman from its roster of contract players. The daytime vet will now appear in a recurring basis. Chapman took over the role of Gloria Fisher in 2005.
Ted Shackelford
March 2011
Ted Shackelford is out as The Young and the Restless' Jeffrey Bardwell -- but only for a short time. Kin Shriner, who appeared on Y&R in 2004, will assume the role for several episodes next month.
Sean Young
March 2011
Sean Young is checking into rehab -- the reality television kind. The actress will try to kick an undisclosed addiction on Celebrity Rehab.
Sean Patrick Flanery
March 2011
By nature, casting calls are typically vague. Now that Indiana Jones actor Sean Patrick Flanery has joined Y&R in the role of Sam, fans have begun to speculate who this newcomer will turn out to be.
Luke Kleintank
March 2011
The Young and the Restless confirms that it will be bringing back a familiar face -- but not in a new role. Kevin G. Schmidt will reprise the role of Noah Newman beginning in April.
Emily O'Brien
March 2011
The Young and the Restless confirms that it will be bringing back a familiar face -- but not in a new role. Kevin G. Schmidt will reprise the role of Noah Newman beginning in April.
Amelia Heinle
March 2011
Amelia Heinle will remain on as Y&R's Victoria Neman for some time to come. The former All My Children and The City actress inked a new contract with the CBS soap. She made her first Y&R appearance in 2005.
Genie Francis
March 2011
Genie Francis is returning to daytime television, but not to the place that fans might expect. The Emmy-winning former General Hospital star is headed to The Young and the Restless. Francis appeared as Laura Spencer on GH for more than 20 years.
Billy J Miller
April 2011
Wildly popular Y&R star Billy J. Miller could be exiting his role as Billy Abbott later this year. Miller joined The Young and the Restless in September 2008 after a one-year run on All My Children.
Billy J Miller
April 2011
The Young and the Restless' Darius McCrary visits Soap Central Live to discuss how he landed the role of Malcolm Winters, his music career, and his role in the new film 35 and Ticking.
Rick Hearst
May 2010
Viewers of The Bold and the Beautiful will soon seen less of Emmy winner Rick Hearst. The actor will be taken off-contact next month. Hearst has also appeared on Days of our Lives, General Hospital, Guiding Light, and The Young and the Restless.
Maura West
May 2011
Two-time Emmy winner Maura West is out at The Young and the Restless. Though the actress was wildly popular during her run as Carly on As the World Turns, insiders report that West didn't catch on as Y&R's Diane. West first appeared on Y&R in October 2010.
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May 2011
The Young and the Restless' fictional Jabot Cosmetics will soon be arriving in a retail store near you. The CBS soap has partnered with a real-world company to develop a line of professional, yet affordable, skincare products.
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May 2011
The Young and the Restless' fictional Jabot Cosmetics will soon be arriving in a retail store near you. The CBS soap has partnered with a real-world company to develop a line of professional, yet affordable, skincare products.
Melody Thomas Scott
June 2011
Might viewers have seen the last of Melody Thomas Scott on The Young and the Restless? The CBS soap isn't commenting, but Scott has revealed that she's taped her last scenes. Scott marked 32 years with Y&R earlier this year.
Billy J Miller
July 2011
Emmy winner Billy J. Miller isn't done with Billy Abbott yet. The actor, who was rumored to be mulling an exit from The Young and the Restless earlier this year, has signed a new contract with the show.
Debbi Morgan
July 2011
The Young and the Restless has signed another ABC icon to its cast. All My Children star Debbi Morgan will join the show after AMC ends production later this year. Morgan has appeared on seven different soaps, but is best-known as AMC's Angie Hubbard.
Melody Thomas Scott
July 2011
Melody Thomas Scott hasn't appeared on-screen on The Young and the Restless in over a month. The actress has said that she's been let go from the show, but Y&R execs deny it. The truth may lie somewhere in the middle.
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August 2011
Peter Porte will join The Young and the Restless in the role of Ricky. Ricky was born on-screen in 2002, but viewers will soon see the character is now all grown up.
Genie Francis
August 2011
It's only been about five months since The Young and the Restless announced that it had signed Genie Francis to appear on the show. Now, online rumors have popped up saying that the Emmy-winning actress is done in Genoa City.
Francisco Quinn
August 2011
Francesco Quinn, son of Oscar winner Anthony Quinn, has died. The actor reportedly collapsed on his way home from the store. He was 48.
Billy J Miller
August 2011
Primetime viewers will soon have a chance to watch actor Billy J. Miller in action. The Y&R star has landed a recurring role in the new series, Ringer. The CW series stars All My Children vet Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Darius McCrary
September 2011
Though unconfirmed by the show, sources tell soapcentral.com that Darius McCrary has been let go from The Young and the Restless. The actor took over the role of Malcolm Winters in 2009.
Eden Riegel
September 2011
Eden Riegel has been let go from The Young and the Restless. The actress apparently learned the news via Twitter. Riegel, who won an Emmy for her work on All My Children, joined Y&R in 2010.
Tristan Rogers
September 2011
The Young and the Restless appears to be trimming its roster. Tristan Rogers has posted on Twitter that his time on the top-rated CBS soap may be drawing to a close. Rogers joined Y&R in December 2010.
Melody Thomas Scott
September 2011
Melody Thomas Scott will be returning to The Young and the Restless just in time for the big November Sweeps period. The actress, who has been off-screen since June, has signed a new contract with the CBS soap.
Debbi Morgan
September 2011
The Young and the Restless has signed another ABC icon to its cast. All My Children star Debbi Morgan will join the show after AMC ends production later this year. Morgan has appeared on seven different soaps, but is best-known as AMC's Angie Hubbard.
John Driscoll
September 2011
The Young and the Restless' John Driscoll filed for a restraining order against a woman who allegedly claimed that he'd fathered her child. Driscoll said he feared the woman would harm herself or his fiancée.
Melissa Claire Egan
October 2011
Former All My Children star Melissa Claire Egan will join the cast of The Young and the Restless next month in a newly created contract role. Egan, a two-time Emmy nominee, appeared on AMC from 2006 to 2011.
Lauralee Bell
October 2011
It's been several years since Christine Williams has been seen in Genoa City, but that's all about the change. Actress Lauralee Bell will return to The Young and the Restless this summer. Bell first appeared as Christine in 1983.
Jeanne Cooper
October 2011
Long-time Y&R star Jeanne Cooper will be absent from Genoa City for a period of time. The Emmy winner will be on medical leave, but she will return. Veteran actress Michael Learned will temporarily take over the role of Katherine Chancellor.
Jeanne Cooper
November 2011
Jeanne Cooper is headed back to work. The popular, long-time Y&R vet has been sidelined by an illness that forced the CBS soap to temporarily recast the role of Katherine Chancellor.
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