The Young and the Restless Stars Celebrate 40th Anniversary With Cake Cutting (PHOTOS)



Melissa Ordway and Hartley Sawyer


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Great photos! KSJ looking oh so sexy, TB is HOT in her spandex-like pants and leather vest Love. JC looks just frail IMHO, especially the last 10 years, she reminds me of my grandmother, a good wind would blow her away. Lee Phillips looks great for her age better then Jeanne... Sad

Love GR's pic, he's a handsome devil...yum.

It looks like nuKyle is younger looking could be driving story w\Noah, Summer, Fen, Adriana age range...BH did look quite abit older. nuKyle is cute and built. nuKyle seems to fit better look wise in this group while still being slightly old enough to fit with some leading ladies...IE Chole, Chelsea. Very curious on this take on Kyle.

Saw the new Abby, this sucks, not the actress but Abby is de-SOAR in age also...it is called "The Young and The Restless" Wink

I loved the PB & MS Love

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Great pics! I saw a bunch yesterday that CBS, Steve Kent and various actors were posting on Twitter. I love the cake!! Happy 40th Y&R. Glad your healthy again during this milestone.

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Thank you

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Wow, Peter Bergman looks great. Not at all impressed with nuAbby and nuKyle. They look like they are stupid kids, not at all refined like Blake Hood. Im too used to Marcy as Abby. Oh well.

Great pics of Dan Goddard, too.

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@Truth; If MAB were still in charge we would have gone into the 40th with storylines like;

1)Skye emerges from the volcano and changes her face to look like Sharon

2)Sharon and Vic procreate but it's later revealed that Victor actually knocked up Skye who has kidnapped Sharon and holding her in the same cage Lauren and Jana were held captive in.

3)Kevin has another mental breakdown and is now sporting a tutu, press on nails and a blonde wig. He changes his name to Dinah Soar and starts performing cabaret acts at GC's local bath house, "The Water Den", every Saturday night.

4)The hiring/firing and re-hiring/re-firing continues at Newman, Jabot and Restless Style. Stocks plummet and all three companies are acquired by Tucker McCall. Things go from bad to worse when Vic's plane goes down in Myanmar. Skye, looking like Sharon, finds Victor and reveals her true identity and promises no one will ever know he's alive. She then drugs the real Sharon, boards the Newman jet with and unconscious Sharon and takes her to Hawaii where she disposes of Sharon in the same volcano she fell in.

5)Lauren begins to question how close in age her father Bill and Jill are. Not convinced that her father could have possible fathered Jill at the ripe old age of 5 hires Paul Williams to investigate. Paul discovers that Jill's mother was actually Vanessa Prentiss. Irked that Lauren further convoluted her life, Jill stages her own murder and frames Lauren. Jill bolts for Australia where she learns how to go into hiding from her own son Phillip Chancellor the 3rd.

6)Ratings by year end fall to an all time low of 2.5.

7)Maria Bell stands by her "awesomeness". The diluted socialite passes on the Y&R baton to an equally inept apprentice. By 2014 she takes charge of B&B where her reign of terror continues.

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@Restless Fan: More....

7) Maria Bells hires Miss Piggy to play a pig from down on a farm with information leading to Jill's true paternity. Is Jill half hog?

8.) Former star of The Fresh Prince, Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton Banks) joins the cast as Nathan Hastings Jr. who returns as a now dead beat dad ex-con looking to rebuild his life.

9.) Comedian George Lopez guest stars for a 2 episode arc as Victor's illegal alien gardener Juan Carlos Lopez.

10.) Sandra Santiago (ex-Carman, GL) is cast as the kleptomaniac maid at the Abbott mansion named Rosa Martinez.

11.) The role of Drucilla Barber Winters is now being played by Cassandra "Cassi" Davis (Ella Payne, House of Payne). Why the change in looks? Dru was held hostage at the Hostess factory by David Chow and forced to live off of Hostess cupcakes, Twinkies and water.

12.) John Goodman guests as the jolly gay retail sales associate who helps Gloria achieve a new look and develops a crush on the cross-dressing Kevin. Can Chloe save Kev from getting his rump roasted?

13.) In another shocking recast that will have fans rolling Ashley Abbott is now being played Stephanie Gatschet.

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MY thoughts, and I know you are all breathlessly waiting for them:

(a) had no idea who some were, now I know - love the old Kyle.... this NuKyle looks like he is gonna fit right in with Summer.

(b) Angie, girl, you got it going on!!

(c) Kate Linder - really? a maid's uniform? Anything for a photo op, I guess.

(d) someone forgot to tell Amelia that she was not shooting scenes that day ( see photo #1 ).

Happy 40th Y&R!!

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LMAO at some of these comments. ROTFL....hilarious

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MAB, there are some of us who love, and miss you -- I need a drink.

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^^^ I think MAB was treated unfairly, especially on THIS site by most people. I defended her most of the time (until I felt really strongly about something)...and to me, Y&R wasn't completely unwatchable the way people were making it seem.

HOWEVER, the year 2012 kind of changed things for me. I was behind her for 555-5555, but things just got reaaaaaaaaally disjointed for me in 2012 before she was fired. I guess it was because she knew she was on her way out...idk what it was, but I just couldn't take it anymore.

I DO stand by my opinion though that MAB is a competent writer when she's focused on just WRITING. Not producing, and not whatever art stuff she had going on. I'd love to see her go over to B&B and write with Brad Bell. That show could use some of MAB's "stuff" as far as psychos, murders, and suspense go. And she's written for that show before, so it should be fairly easy. IDK.

I have to admit, I'm liking the new writers a million times better. I just wish we could get the old music back...

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MAB's problems was bringing in all of those ABC people, and then focusing on them too much. Tucker on almost every day, same thing with Genie Francis. Winter of 2012 they rarely had Genie on with her son, Cane. Tucker was just a whisper when he came on The Show in 2010, and left as a whisper when he left, even though he was related to half of the people of GC by the time he did leave.

Poor Sarge, he really seemed like a good character to have on The Show, but he was rarely used. That was a bad move by MAB. Now he's just Mason's uncle, and Mason, who seems like a nice guy, is rarely on.

Harmony... what else is there to say? MAB tried making her lovable, in Christmas 2011, by having her be in charge of the little kid's Holiday Play. But then MAB decided to turn her to the Dark Side. By first going after new-Daddy Niel, and then, of all things, sleeping with Ashley's husband. By then it was too late, everyone hated her, bye-bye Yolanda.

Where's Devon, or isn't there any room for average looking long-term characters in Genoa City anymore?

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Happy 40th to the Young and the Restless!

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The photos are a lot of fun. So happy for the vets especially and how they have personally contributed to keeping most of us invested in the show during its rough years.

I have to also put a quick blurb in about MAB. I don't think she was able to fully understand how to write the show, nor do I know exactly what she wrote and what Scott and the jerk Hogan wrote. It's not an excuse to let some of that stuff air, but there were some good stories. To her credit I FEEL she restored the show back to looking like Y and R. LML had destroyed pretty much everything by the time she left. While MAB brought in way too many "names" from other soaps, I also loved that there were a lot of old characters that returned. And she used my beloved score.

But, I am grateful now that Josh is writing and the characters are acting and behaving like normal people. All the rest will hopefully be less of an issue for me once I am comfortable that we have solid writing and not much else will be changing production wise.

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Not sure how Maria entered in the conversation but out front of CBS studio where Y&R tapes should be 2 stakes with look-a-like heads of MAB & LML because between both of them they almost destroyed this beloved soap. I have NO sympathy for MAB or LML...so "Off with their heads" Evil Evil

We are blessed Y&R is still here to celebrate the 40th...boy are we celebrating this fact! Love

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Yes...

Now I'm already looking forward to 50!!!!! Wink Beer

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Hartley Sawyer is a cutie pie! I hope he can act.......

Daniel Goddard needs to learn how to relax. He often comes across like he's trying too hard in pictures.

I have nothing bad to say about Kate Linder's maid costume. Not only does she play a maid on TV, but she's also a flight attendant, so serving others has been a part of her adult life for practically her entire adult life........

The only thing that could make this picture better would be if my beloved Victoria Rowell were there.........but I know that ship has already sailed and capsized. Still, I despair.......

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Pfferando Absolutely...Y&R will have a 50th I can see this happening in real way. I can't wait Wink

Yes Harley is a cutie and you're right Alstonboy lets hope he can act Shock Personally, I did like Blake Hood but for me he didn't define the character in a way like "OH WHY GOD!". Shock I going to give nuKyle a chance, they did de-SORA both Kyle & Abby and maybe in the long run this could work out. I love Emme Rylan but she looked as old as Nickolas & Victoria and this nuAbby looks younger in "years spread" wise playing siblings.

I still Love Love my Y&R even with cast changes! Wink

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Pferrando well put! As much as it pains me to stay this, I too believe Maria did some things right. Restoring the old music was huge for me. I actually thought Maria's first year was good. She appeared then to really understand the show. There were some standout episodes in those early story lines. I loved the funeral they threw for Katherine/Marge. It was really well done and they brought back a bunch of older characters. The same with the episodes following Victors presumed death in Mexico. They did an episode where all three kids read letters from their dad with Victors voice over. The dialogue was amazing. A really powerful episode. Same for whenever she wrote drunk Nikki. Drunk Nikki rocks and they need to bring that back because its fun to watch. Smile But every year that passed things got worse and worse. Maria's biggest blunder was hiring Hogan and Scott as her side kicks. Had she actually hired a co-headwriter with talent, preferably someone who worked under Kay, Jack and even Bill Bell, her tenure may have been lauded. Jeanne Cooper pretty much said the same thing after Maria was canned. It was mostly Hogan's work. If the network and Sony were not interested in bringing Kay or Jack back, Maria should have looked to the writers with the longest tenure and even those who were let go during the LML years. Trent Jones, Janice Ferri Esser, Sally Sussman, any of these people would have been far better than we got. In any event, I'm glad the show is a worthy opponent again. Of course sans music that completes a scene much better than what they are currently using, but it's building strength for sure. Now, 50 doesn't seem impossible. For that, a BIG Cheers Beer

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Not sure about nuKyle or nuAbby, but in the neverending sea of man candy that is Y&R I need to be reminded that Max Ehrich is himself a little hottie that sometimes gets lost in the shuffle among the higher profile studs of the show(this post helped). As for Daniel Goddard, it's disturbing how a man so hot can also be so unappealing(again, Jack Nicholson called--he wants his shit-eating Joker's grin back).

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Footage of yesterday's ceremony on you tube. Kinda like being there. It's in 2 parts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgzODOWqkvc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBFaQ_RTrhg

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Restless, thanks, I saw part 2 but hadn't seen part 1...TY...

Shock Did you see how ppl was helping study JC around, always had someone be behind her & and help to the next shoot...she's so frail and just makes me nervous. EB was almost constantly beside her, which says alot about their relationship. Lee Phillip Bell has to be around Jeanne's age for pity sake and she looks GREAT, hasn't changed much over the years, just abit older.

ChrisGA, ITA Max is a little cutie looks like he could be Michael's son Wink

Mason, (Lamon) is sex on a stick...damn that man is buttery HOT, makes you just melt! Evil Love

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Poor MAB, she did a great job on a lot of fronts, but gets no credit, but that's how it is with the 'fired'.

The 3 siblings suing Victor and winning - great s/l. Victor truly lost, and lost big. Coming home to Diane and clearing that table with one-hand-clearing. Maura West as Diane really looked scared in those scenes. For that one s/l alone, I salute Maria Elena Bell.

For Shictor, the Veneziano Family, having Diane's 'murder' be self-justified by Nikki's self-defense, Genevieve buying 'Beauty of Nature', and letting EileenD go to DAYS, we are glad to see Maria go.

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ChrisGa wrote:
As for Daniel Goddard, it's disturbing how a man so hot can also be so unappealing(again, Jack Nicholson called--he wants his shit-eating Joker's grin back).

R O T F L M G B O !!!!!!!

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Footage of yesterday's ceremony on you tube. Kinda like being there. It's in 2 parts. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgzODOWqkvc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBFaQ_RTrhg

Restless Fan,

Thank you for sharing this with all of us! It is much appreciated! Smile

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harlee I did notice JC is helped a bit more. I took notice awhile back of how much more they have Katherine sitting in scenes as opposed to walking or standing. I love my Jeannie. I hope she is around and kicking butt in GC for many years to come.

chrisga couldn't agree with you more about Daniel Goddard. Daniel is a very vanilla actor attached to a mediocre character. Personally, I have NEVER understood the popularity of DG's Cane. I'll say it time and time again, the only time I liked Cane was when he "died" on the church steps.

christianDavis; you're welcome.

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Wow. They actually remembered to invite Jess Walton.

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Cane is popular because worldly Cane always chooses down-home girl Lily. The guy grew up in an organized crime family, took on the identity of the deceased son of a millionaire, and then even when outed, still fought for the hand of Lily Winters. There was the 'cancer thing', and the surrogacy thing, too. Then he and his Mother faked his death, gas-lighted his wife, Cane did it all for his sweet Lily. This year, he said no to Miss Sharon (no other man really has said 'no' to her, not even Victor) and last month to Miss Chelsea. Cause all he can think of staying loyal to his wife. Not even JoshG is messing with 'it'.

Cane is the international stunning groom in the black tux, with an accent; who is undyingly loyal to a simple girl from Genoa City (and believe me, compared to Dru, Lily is simple). So as long as that maintains itself (Cane's fierce loyalty, sexually to Lily), Lane fans like my daughter are going to be go ape-$hit when bad things happen to Lily and Cane. If they ever try to kill him off again, banners will fly over LA. If Tyler gets too comfortable with Mrs Ashby, they will send e-mails about it to CBS.

That's just the way that it is. Dan Goddard will be next to Josh, Michelle, and Eric, turning off the lights at Y&R, if the lights ever do go off.

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hey mon wrote:
Cane is popular because worldly Cane always chooses down-home girl Lily. The guy grew up in an organized crime family, took on the identity of the deceased son of a millionaire, and then even when outed, still fought for the hand of Lily Winters. There was the 'cancer thing', and the surrogacy thing, too. Then he and his Mother faked his death, gas-lighted his wife, Cane did it all for his sweet Lily. This year, he said no to Miss Sharon (no other man really has said 'no' to her, not even Victor) and last month to Miss Chelsea. Cause all he can think of staying loyal to his wife. Not even JoshG is messing with 'it'. Cane is the international stunning groom in the black tux, with an accent; who is undyingly loyal to a simple girl from Genoa City (and believe me, compared to Dru, Lily is simple). So as long as that maintains itself (Cane's fierce loyalty, sexually to Lily), Lane fans like my daughter are going to be go ape-$hit when bad things happen to Lily and Cane. If they ever try to kill him off again, banners will fly over LA. If Tyler gets too comfortable with Mrs Ashby, they will send e-mails about it to CBS.
That's just the way that it is. Dan Goddard will be next to Josh, ichelle, and Eric, turning off the lights at Y&R, if the lights ever do go off.

And that's why this show is so F*#$ed up.

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It's interesting to see how polarizing DG is.

I personally like him.

Today's scene with Kay was extremely touching.

So if that means the show is f'd up, I say it's f'd up in a good way.

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KSJ is hot. So are Marcus and Tyler. Devon is not "averagr looking" he is very handsome and a good actor. Wish they would use him more.