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The Young and the Restless-related news from 2010
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 2010 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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Victoria Rowell
January 2010
Award-winning actress Victoria Rowell was one of the most-talked about former soap stars of 2009. Now, the actress may pick up in 2010 where she left off last year. According to published reports, Rowell is in talks to join the cast of Bravo's reality series, The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Eric Braeden
January 2010
The wait is over: The Young and the Restless' Victor Newman will soon be back in Genoa City. The character was written out of the show in November due to a contract dispute between Y&R executives and Emmy-winning star Eric Braeden. Braeden has been a member of the Y&R cast since 1980.
Clementine Ford
January 2010
The brother of Clementine Ford has been arrested in Philadelphia for allegedly stealing items out of the carry-on bags of passengers while flying from San Francisco to Philadelphia.
Christel Khalil
January 2010
Christel Khalil and her husband are expecting their first child. The Y&R actress joined the CBS soap nearly eight years ago. She and her husband have been married for more than a year.
Tracey E. Bregman
January 2010
Emmy winner Tracey E. Bregman is celebrating her 27th year as The Young and the Restless' Lauren Fenmore. Bregman also took her Y&R alter ego to The Bold and the Beautiful for several years.
Stephen Nichols
January 2010
On January 27, some fans of The Young and the Restless may have had to do a double-take. That's because Tucker McCall suddenly had a new face. In a new interview, daytime veteran Stephen Nichols talks about why he accepted the role on Y&R -- and why it's a first for him.
Scott Reeve
February 2010
Scott Reeves will be spending a lot more time in Port Charles. The twice Emmy-nominated actor has been signed to a contract, just two months after debuting in the recurring role of Steven Lars Webber. Reeves has previously appeared on Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless.
Michael Muhney
February 2010
Though his on-screen persona is pretty much universally despised, Michael Muhney has earned rave reviews for his performance as The Young and the Restless' Adam Wilson. Now, however, rumors are questioning whether or not the actor will remain a fixture in Genoa City.
Eden Riegel
March 2010
Eden Riegel is returning to daytime television -- but not to her Emmy-winning role on All My Children. Instead, the actress is headed to The Young and the Restless, where she will reunite with her former AMC love interest, Elizabeth Hendrickson. Riegel will take over the role of Heather Stevens.
Eden Riegel
March 2010
Eden Riegel's decision to join the cast of The Young and the Restless has sent shockwaves through the daytime community. Now, as fans try to figure out their next move, ABC is apparently hard at work trying to find a new actress to play the role of Erica Kane's daughter. The network wanted the Emmy winner to return, but their offer was rejected.
Marcy Rylan
March 2010
The casting upheaval continues at The Young and the Restless. The top-rated CBS soap has announced that former Guiding Light star, Marcy Rylan, will take over the role of Abby Carlton this spring. The fan favorite actress will replaced Hayley Erin in the role.
Adrianne Leon
March 2010
Adrianne Leon is returned to Brook Lynn -- and Port Charles. The Emmy-nominated actress will rejoin the cast of General Hospital just in time for May Sweeps. Leon previously appeared from 2004 through 2006. She also appeared as Colleen on The Young and the Restless.
Eva Marcille
March 2010
Former Y&R and Top Model star Eva Marcille and actor Lance Gross have called off their engagement. The pair says the split was a mutual, amicable decision.
Victoria Rowell
March 2010
With its recent wave of recasts, a new casting call put out by The Young and the Restless has many viewers wondering if there is another actor switcheroo in the offing. The CBS soap is looking for an actress to play the newly created role of Simone, but is the role really new?
Michael Graziadei
March 2010
Is or or isn't he? Like last year, a lot of fans have been wondering if Michael Graziadei will soon be leaving The Young and the Restless. Well, the actor has made his decision. Graziadei joined Y&R in 2004.
Andrea Evans
April 2010
Daytime veteran Andrea Evans is returning to The Young and the Restless, a show she appeared on for a couple of years in the 1980s. However, she won't be returning to the same role. Evans is also known for her work on One Life to Live and Passions.
Adrienne Frantz
April 2010
Emmy winner Adrienne Frantz is leaving The Young and the Restless, but is she headed back to The Bold and the Beautiful? And if so, what role will she be playing? A B&B spokesperson and Frantz herself weigh in on the rumors. Frantz was last seen on B&B in 2005.
Christel Khalil
April 2010
Christel Khalil and her husband are the proud parents of their first child. The Y&R actress joined the CBS soap nearly eight years ago. She and her husband have been married for more than a year.
David Hasselhoff
April 2010
Another primetime star will visit The Young and the Restless later this year -- and this one's a big one. David Hasselhoff will return to the show in June marking his first appearance since leaving the CBS soap in 1982. Hasselhoff is known for roles on Baywatch, Knight Rider, and America's Got Talent.
Sean Young
April 2010
Fans of The Young and the Restless may soon be doing a double take -- and not for the reason they might think. Actress Sean Young will join the cast in June as part of a mystery involving Victor Newman. Young is best known for appearing in the film Blade Runner.
Jeff Branson
April 2010
Emmy winner Jeff Branson is headed back to daytime television. The actor, known for roles on All My Children and Guiding Light, will appear in a yet-to-be-named contract role on The Young and the Restless.
Victoria Rowell
May 2010
Victoria Rowell has seemingly done it all -- daytime, primetime, feature films, best-selling memoir. Now, she's tackling something new. She just released her first novel, Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva, the juicy, fictional account of what goes on behind-the-scenes at a popular daytime drama.
John Martin
May 2010
The search for the new Bill Horton is over. Seasoned soap actor John Martin has been cast in the role of Alice Horton's youngest son. He will first air in June.
Victoria Rowell
May 2010
When the biggest names in daytime want to talk, they visit Soap Central Live, soapcentral.com's weekly hour-long chatfest with host Dan J Kroll. The show's most recent guest, Victoria Rowell, reveals that she's talked with AMC about a gig and reveals which AMC star's request to appear on Y&R was unanimously rejected.
Maria Arena Bell
May 2010
Though message boards have been flooded with posts stating viewers' opposition to The Young and the Restless' twin twin storylines, the show's writing team is promising fans a "great payoff." Co-head writer Maria Arena Bell also states that it's sometimes good to get fans worked up.
John McCook
May 2010
John McCook made his daytime debut 35 years ago on The Young and the Restless, but he is best-known for the 23 years he's spent as the debonair Eric Forrester on CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful. In an exclusive interview with soapcentral.com the actor talks about retiring, imposters, and what's ahead for his character.
Lauralee Bell
May 2010
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.
Jeff Branson
June 2010
Emmy winner Jeff Branson returns to daytime this month. The actor, known for roles on All My Children and Guiding Light, will appear in what is being described as a "breakout role" on The Young and the Restless.
Stacy Haiduk
June 2010
Stacy Haiduk may be entering her final weeks in Genoa City. The actress, who has been portraying two roles on The Young and the Restless for months, will reportedly exit the top-rated soap later this summer because Y&R has not renewed her contract. Haiduk joined the show in 2009.
Stacy Haiduk
June 2010
Stacy Haiduk's time in Genoa City is drawing to a close. The actress, who has been portraying two roles on The Young and the Restless for months, will exit the top-rated soap later this summer. A Y&R spokesperson confirms that the actress' contract has not been renewed.
Wilson Bethel
July 2010
The Young and the Restless is set to pare a newcomer from its cast. Wilson Bethel, who joined Y&R last summer, will soon exit the show.
Signy Coleman
July 2010
Signy Coleman is returning to The Young and the Restless. The actress, last seen on-screen in 2008, will be back in scenes involving her fictional son, Adam.
Sean Young
July 2010
Sean Young is headed back to The Young and the Restless. The well-known actress is extending her run as Meggie. Young made her Y&R debut last month, but the writers have developed a new story that will bring the actress back for several more weeks. The Blade Runner star is expected to air into August.
Kristoff St. John
July 2010
The Young and the Restless is about to lose a 19-year veteran. Two-time Emmy winner Kristoff St. John has reportedly decided to exit the show to focus on career options outside of daytime. The actor originated the role of Neil Winters in 1991.
Sean Kanan
July 2010
Genoa City is about to get another visit from Deacon Sharpe. Actor Sean Kanan reprises his soap-hopping role on Y&R beginning later this month. Deacon first appeared on Y&R's sister soap, The Bold and the Beautiful, in 2000.
Eric Roberts
July 2010
Genoa City will become the short-term home of an Academy Award-nominated actor. Eric Roberts joins the cast in the role of a cutthroat attorney, hired to defend Adam Wilson. Roberts' stay is expected to last four to five weeks.
Kevin Schmidt
July 2010
Is there another recast on the horizon at The Young and the Restless? Kevin G. Schmidt, who has played Noah Newman since 2008, will reportedly not return to the CBS soap. That has prompted speculation that the role might be recast.
Drew Garrett
July 2010
Kevin G. Schmidt, who has played Noah Newman since 2008, has announced that he will not be returning to The Young and the Restless. With Schmidt out, it was only a matter of time before the show opted to recast the role. There is now speculation that former General Hospital star Drew Garrett may be in line for the part.
Susan Olsen
July 2010
It's the story of a Genoa City lady... You may find yourself singing a very familiar TV tune when September rolls around. Susan Olsen, forever known to television viewers as Cindy Brady, will be making an appearance on The Young and the Restless later this summer.
Michael Muhney
July 2010
Sometimes the speed at which information can be disseminated on the Internet is more of a liability than a benefit. An example of that is a soap star's heroic efforts to try to save the life of a drowning victim. Early reports on some 'net sites stated that it was the actor who has passed away.
Sharon Case
August 2010
Emmy winner Sharon Case will unveil her new line of jewelry, POMP, on the cable shopping channel, QVC, later this month. The collection will feature about 20 different pieces, some of which the daytime diva has been showing off during recent Red Carpet events.
Sharon Case
August 2010
The Young and the Restless has cast another primetime vet. Former Father Knows Best star Elinor Donahue will make an appearance on Y&R as part of Victoria and Billy's 1950s-themed wedding.
John Driscoll
August 2010
Soon Y&R fans will no longer have a "Chance" to see John Driscoll. The actor has been let go from The Young and the Restless after just a little more than a year playing Phillip Chancellor IV. Driscoll made headlines as one of daytime's most famous virgins. Driscoll also appeared on Guiding Light.
Maura West
August 2010
Maura West will move from Oakdale to Genoa City. The Emmy-winning As the World Turns actress has been hired by The Young and the Restless. West had previously expressed her desire to remain on CBS after ATWT airs its final episode in September. West will take on the role of Diane Jenkins.
Eileen Davidson
August 2010
Eileen Davidson paid a visit to Soap Central Live to talk about her time in daytime -- and playing five characters at once on Days of our Lives. She also talked about which big-name actresses she competed against for the role of Ashley on Y&R. Eileen also talked about her latest mystery novel, Diva Las Vegas.
Stacy Haiduk
August 2010
Stacy Haiduk's scheduled appearances on Days of our Lives next month have been scrapped. The actress has revealed that NBC dropped her because of a scheduling conflict. Haiduk has appeared previously on All My Children and The Young and the Restless.
Signy Coleman
August 2010
Just hours after Hope's reappearance on The Young and the Restless, Signy Coleman visit Soap Central Live to talk about hopw her Y&R return came about. Plus, she previewed her new web series, River Ridge.
Kevin Schmidt
August 2010
It was only a matter of time before The Young and the Restless announced the name of the actor who would be taking over the role of Noah Newman. The cat was let out of the bag last month, when Kevin G. Schmidt revealed that Noah be would returning to the canvas -- but he wouldn't. Newcomer Luke Kleintank will debut as Noah in late September.
Paul Leyden
September 2010
Former As the World Turns star Paul Leyden has been hired by The Young and the Restless to play a newly created role. Leyden worked at ATWT with soon-to-be Diane, Emmy winner Maura West. The Emmy-nominated Leyden will debut on Y&R in early October.
Michael Badalucco
September 2010
Emmy winner Michael Badalucco will make a short-term appearance on The Young and the Restless next month. Badalucco, known best as "Jimmy the Grunt" from the ABC series The Practice, will play a bookie. Y&R has made news in recent months for hiring well-known film and television for short-term roles.
Thad Luckinbill
September 2010
Thad Luckinbill will be exiting The Young and the Restless later this year. It is unclear, however, if it was the actor who opted out of the show -- or if he was let go. Luckinbill joined the Y&R cast in 1999 as a recurring player. He was put on contract in 2002.
Clementine Ford
September 2010
Clementine Ford will exit The Young and the Restless in November. The actress' exit is the second high-profile departure to be announced in the past week. Ford, the daughter of actress Cybill Shepherd, joined Y&R in April 2009.
Tristan Rogers
October 2010
The Young and the Restless has added another veteran soap star to its roster. Former General Hospital star Tristan Rogers has been hired for a mysterious new role on the CBS soap. Rogers, known as GH's Robert Scorpio, begins airing in December.
Eden Riegel
November 2010
The daytime baby boom continues. Emmy winner Eden Riegel announced via Twitter that she and her husband are expecting their first child in the spring. Riegel joined Y&R in April 2010. She previously appeared on All My Children.
Victoria Rowell
November 2010
Victoria Rowell has seemingly done it all -- daytime, primetime, feature films, best-selling memoir and novel. Now, she's returning to Soap Central Live and answering all the questions that you've wanted her to answer.
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November 2010
The Young and the Restless will be on the air to celebrate its 40th anniversary -- and possibly many more to come. The top-rated soap recently received a three-year renewal.
Melody Thomas Scott
December 2010
ABC's detective drama, Castle, continues its love affair with daytime stars. Melody Thomas Scott will appear on the show in January. She'll play a woman who may or may not be a suspect in her husband's murder.
Darius McCrary
December 2010
Already one of the most-talked about recasts in daytime, Darius McCrary is now defending himself against allegations that he physically abused his ex-wife, Karrine Steffans. Steffans cites two incidents in which McCrary allegedly choked her, and is asking a Los Angeles court to grant her a permanent restraining order against her former husband.
Eric Braeden
December 2010
Eric Braeden was scheduled to tape an appearance in an episode of the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. When he backed out, the show's star Neil Patrick Harris blasted Braeden on Twitter. Braeden fired back with a warning to the star.
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