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The Young and the Restless-related news from 2005

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Amelia Heinle
February 2005
Amelia Heinle hired as Y&R's new Victoria
After what can only be called an exhaustive search, The Young and the Restless has cast daytime veteran Amelia Heinle (ex-Mia Saunders, All My Children) as Victoria Newman.
Ashley Bashiou
February 2005
Bashioum Out as Y&R Recasts Mackenzie
In a stunning casting decision, a spokesperson for The Young and the Restless has confirmed that Ashley Bashioum (Mackenzie Browning) has been let go. The decision for Bashioum's departure is related to the character's upcoming storyline.
>Lauralee Bell
April 2005
Bell rings in new status at Y&R
Lauralee Bell (Christine Williams) has been taken off contract and placed on recurring status with The Young and the Restless. Fans of the actress shouldn't fear that this is the end of the actress' on-screen appearances. A spokesperson for the show insists that Bell will still be seen on-screen quite often.
Bill Bell
April 2005
Legendary William J Bell dead at age 78
William J. Bell, the legendary and Emmy Award-winning daytime drama creator, died April 29, 2005 at the age of 78 of complications from Alzheimer's Disease.
What was the biggest Y&R news story from 2005?
 JUL: Kimberlin Brown (Sheila) returns to Y&R.   77% 
 APR: Y&R creator William J. Bell dies at age 78.   11% 
 MAY: Lack of story prompts release of Keith Hamilton Cobb (Damon)   5% 
 JUL: Y&R scrambles as Christel Khalil (Lily) decides to leave the show.   2% 
 DEC: Rumors hint Kristoff St. John (Neil) might be leaving.   1% 
 Other   1% 
 FEB: Ashley Bashioum out, as Y&R decides to recast Mac.   1% 
 OCT: Lauren Woodland (Brittany) out amid casting cuts.   1% 
 FEB: AMC star Amelia Heinle hired as Y&R's new Victoria.   1% 
 APR: Lauralee Bell (Christine) opts to drop to recurring status.   1% 
 SEP: Victoria Rowell (Drucilla) signs new contract after long negotiations.   0% 

Keith Hamilton Cobb
May 2005
Cobb exiting Y&R, possibly headed back to AMC?
Though the news has yet to be confirmed by a show spokesperson, Soap Central has learned that Keith Hamilton Cobb (ex-Noah Keefer, AMC) will be exiting the show later this month.
John Eno
June 2005
Enos to exit Y&R this summer
In a statement on his official web site, Y&R's John Enos (Bobby Marsino) indicated that he will exit the show this summer.
July 2005
Newcomer cast as Scott Grainger
Newcomer Blair Redford will join the cast of The Young and the Restless this month as Scott Grainger, the long forgotten son of Lauren Fenmore.
Kimberlin Brown
July 2005
Y&R confirms return of Kimberlin Brown
It's official - Kimberlin Brown (Sheila Carter) will be reprising her Emmy-nominated role on The Young and the Restless. The actress heads back to Genoa City later this summer. Brown has also played the wicked Sheila on The Bold and the Beautiful.
Christel Khalil
July 2005
Khalil out, Y&R scrambles to recast Lily
In a move that is sure to surprise fans of the show, Emmy-nominated Christel Khalil (Lily Winters) has announced that she will exit The Young and the Restless when her contract expires later this year.
Victoria Rowell
August 2005
Rowell's contract up, exit possible
Is Victoria Rowell (Drucilla Winters) leaving The Young and the Restless? If you listen to the buzz making its way around the Internet, the answer is yes. But don't tell that to Rowell, for she is more than a little guarded about her future with the top rated CBS soap.
Victoria Rowell
September 2005
Rowell, Y&R come to terms on new contract
Fans of The Young and the Restless can breathe a sigh of relief: Victoria Rowell (Drucilla Winters) has re-signed with the show. The news comes on the heels of word that two other popular African-American actresses are no longer with the show.
Tonya Lee Williams
September 2005
Williams, Y&R agree to part ways
Through a mutual agreement, Tonya Lee Williams (Olivia Winters) and The Young and the Restless have agreed to a parting of the ways. While fans may lament the loss of the actress in Genoa City, the reason for William's exit is anything but bad news.
Adrienne Frantzo
October 2005
No Y&R -- or B&B -- for Frantz
There appears to be no truth to the rumor making the rounds that Emmy winner Adrienne Frantz (Amber Moore) will be joining the cast of The Young and the Restless later this year.
Lauren Woodland
October 2005
Woodland to exit Y&R in November
As previously reported by Soap Central, actress Lauren Woodland (Brittany Hodges) will make a not-totally-unexpected exit from The Young and the Restless next month.
Christel Khalil
November 2005
Y&R Exec: Lily is coming back
It's been about two-and-a-half months since Lily Winters was last seen on The Young and the Restless, but all that is about to change. As previously reported by Soap Central, the top-rated CBS soap has every intention of bringing the character back to Genoa City.
Patty Weaver
November 2005
Dream Weaver: An interview with Y&R's Patty Weaver
Actress Patty Weaver knows a thing or two about turning dreams into reality. She is an accomplished actress and singer, who has just wrapped work on two motion pictures. And for more than 30 years, daytime viewers have enjoyed her work on two daytime dramas. In this exclusive Soap Central interview, Weaver discusses her career, her future and what makes Gina's pasta so special!
Adrianne Leon
December 2005
Y&R nabs GH star for Colleen recast
In a surprising - and oddly low-key - casting shake up, Adrianne Leon (Brook Lynn Ashton) has exited General Hospital and joined the cast of CBS's The Young and the Restless.
Kristoff St. John
December 2005
Rumors question St. John's future with Y&R
There are unconfirmed reports that Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters) will soon be exiting The Young and the Restless. A network exec, however, has denied that the actor is leaving.

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