In her juicy memoir, the late Jeanne Cooper revealed several scandalous details about life behind-the-scenes at CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless. One claim made in Not Young, Still Restless had Kate Linder going to the brass to ask if Cooper's Kay Chancellor could be killed off, with maid Esther Valentine (Linder) inheriting the dowager queen's fortune!
Linder denied the allegation in a recent Huffington Post Canada interview. Here's an excerpt:
Finally, were you surprised that in Jeanne's memoir, "Not Young, Still Restless" that she accused you of going behind her back to the writers to suggest Kay die and Esther inherit everything?
I was surprised! Some of that was hearsay she heard. I would never suggest killing off Katherine Chancellor! I couldn't even speak when I read what she wrote. We talked about it after I read it. I told her it wasn't true. It was unfortunate that she thought that all these years. I would never, ever do anything like that. It's a beautifully written book but there are some things that aren't correct in the book. READ MORE
Dylan McAvoy's (Steve Burton) connection to Genoa City has been slimmer than a Thin Mint so The Young and the Restless is working overtime to connect him to the canvas. Now Daytime Confidential can reveal the hush-hush truth about Dylan's pivotal role in Genoa City history. Learn more after the jump!
On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels dish the latest All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines, including:
Genoa City gathers for Kay Chancellor's funeral, but did The Young and the Restless give Mrs. C. and Jeanne Cooper the tribute she deserves? Why in the world was Cane the one comforting Jill and not Billy? Find out what the DC gang thought of Paul and Cricket's sudden wedding. What is Nikki's secret? Steve Burton as Dyldumb has been a bust with a large number of fans, but would connecting him to a core character make him more appealing?
Prospect Park announced it is shelving One Life to Live and blamed ABC. Is it a ploy to mask the fact One Life to Live didn't do as well as All My Children? All My Children begins taping its second season in October.
General Hospital kills off Connie. Franco's tumor has its day in court. The Spixie storyline has the entire gang debating the pros and cons of Spinelli, Maxie, Dante and Lulu's actions. Does General Hospital have enough romance? Felix's sister Taylor is recast. READ MORE
How did the cast and crew of The Young and the Restless deal with those draconian budget cuts we've heard so much about in recent years? By making a hilarious spoof entitled The Young and the Recyclable, that's how!
From the delightfully-wicked brains of those yucksters at Y&R comes this video vignette envisioning what would have happened if Y&R had done the unthinkable and decided to permanently recast Jeanne Cooper's legendary Kay Chancellor. Check out the late Paul Rauch in the spoof, proving he was quite the thespian too in his own right! Oh and Eric Braeden, you better WORK!