Paging Dr. Hastings: How Neil’s Nephew Could Spice Up The Winters Family on The Young and the Restless

I wasn't thrilled by the idea of The Young and the Restless having commitment-phobe, legal eagle Leslie Michaelson (Angell Conwell) get married off screen to some nobody. "What's the point?!" I screamed, as Leslie told a heartbroken Neil (Kristoff St. John) she had married someone else — yet other off screen character to take away story from actual, beloved Genoa Citizens. Then word came Y&R was bringing Leslie's mysterious, new hubby to town. A casting call was placed for "Barton."

The Bold and The Beautiful Snaps Up Y&R’s Tonya Lee Williams!

Score another one for Brad Bell. According to TV Guide's Michael Logan, The Bold and the Beautiful has scooped up The Young and the Restless' Tonya Lee Williams. According to the magazine, Williams will play her Y&R character who just happens to be cousins with B&B's Justin Barber (Aaron D. Spears) Williams stated:
Apparently [B&B exec producer] Brad Bell had this idea back when he named Aaron's character — he just didn't let any of us know about it. We're just actors. Who knows what goes on behind the veil of Oz?
The Daytime Confidential crew always wondered if Justin would be related to those Barber sisters. Well played Brad..  Williams is headed to B&B on Feb. 1 and 2.

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Tonya Lee Williams: “Maria Wants To Get That Black Storyline Up and Pumping Again”

Well roll my neck and call me "Sassy!" The Young and the Restless' Tonya Lee Williams spoke with the blog TV Watercooler regarding her upcoming projects, and the subject of her soap stomping grounds came up. The actress was asked about the lack of diversity Y&R has these days. 
That’s great because fans have been worried. Your film festival celebrates diversity whereas Y&R isn’t so diverse anymore.
No. And you know, [head writer Maria Bell], addressed it with me. She said “I want to get that black storyline up and pumping again."
To hear what Williams says the late Bill Bell's archetype for Malcolm was and more click here.


Debbi Morgan, Eva Marcille Among NAACP Image Award Nominees

The NAACP Image Awards announced their 41st annual nominees today. All My Children's Debbi Morgan, One Life to Live's Terrel Tilford and The Young and the Restless' Eva Marcille were among the daytime nominees. CBS picked up six acting nominations while ABC landed four. See the full list of daytime acting nominations below.

Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series

Bryton JamesThe Young and The Restless
Cassius WillisThe Young and The Restless
Cornelius Smith, Jr. – All My Children
Terrell TilfordOne Life To Live
Texas Battle The Bold and the Beautiful