Soap Opera Digest

Y&R Debunks Victor Recast; Braeden's Cycle Up, Reportedly Refusing Pay Cut!

According to Soap Opera Digest, The Young and the Restless has denied the casting call they sent out for the role of Tucker is actually for Eric Braeden's Victor. Digest goes on to report that Braeden's contract isn't up until 2010. Sources are telling yours truly, while Tucker may in fact be a new role this is all a clever case of semantics.

"Yes Eric's contract isn't up until next year, but his cycle just ended and he is refusing to take a pay cut," says the source. "All Y&R vets are being asked to take pay cuts once their cycles come up as part of the licensing fee being slashed.The show and Eric's representation have reached a standstill, much like with Melody Thomas Scott and Jess Walton before him."

Keep checking back to Daytime Confidential as the story continues to develop.


Y&R to Recast Role of Malcolm Winters!

The Winters family is back... well most of them. Soap Opera Digest reports that The Young and the Restless has placed a casting call for the role of Malcolm Winters, which was previously held by Emmy winner and prime time star Shemar Moore. According to the magazine, the role will hit the airwaves in November.

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Is Y&R Recasting Eric Braeden On The Low-Low?!

Dear God in Heaven! Soap Opera Digest is reporting The Young and the Restless has placed a casting call out for a 55-60 year-old fiery billionaire named "Tucker." The character will start in November, and will be a contract role with Y&R looking for a well known actor in the role... 

We've been hearing rumblings for a while that Y&R titan Eric Braeden has been in deep contract negotiations and his contract is up in the fall.

Kelly Monaco On GH's Casting Call For Character: "It's Just Standard Procedure"

General Hospital star Kelly Monaco chatted with Soap Opera Digest and dispelled any fears fans had when the magazine posted on their web site that a casting call was sent out for her alter ego Sam McCall two weeks ago. The actress also clarified thoughts of ongoing drama behind the scenes:  

It wasn't even a scare tactic. It's just standard procedure. If my stuff wasn't signed by sometime a.m., then they have to send out a breakdown. I got a call from my boss [Jill Farren Phelps, executive producer] early on in the day saying, 'Don't be alarmed but there's a breakdown going out,' so I knew all about it.

Must be a new plan created at GH after the males on the show re-signed... 

Judi Evans to As the World Turns

Jamey Giddens didn't get his wish. Judi Evans (ex-Adrienne/Bonnie, DAYS;ex-Beth, GL) is returning to daytime TV just not with Wally Kurth over at Days of Our Lives. According to Soap Opera Digest, Evans took a role on As the World Turns. No word on who she'll be playing but look for the daytime vet to debut late August.

Nia Peeples Out at Young and the Restless

Soap Opera Digest is reporting that Nia Peeples(Karen Winters) is officially out at The Young and the Restless. The actress was released from her contract and her final airdate is unknown at this time.