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Join The Party! Y&R's Super 40th Anniversary Promo With The Cast – Watch It!



CBS Daytime and The Young and the Restless have just released their super-sized celebration promo honoring the number one soaps upcoming 40th anniversary!

As it entices viewers to “Join the Party” and with the slogan of  “You loved it for 40 years, now it’s giving you even more, more, more…”  the cast dances, prances, and goofs around with party hats, streamers, confetti, champagne and more!

Watch after the jump as everyone gets into the action including: Eric Braeden, Billy Miller and Amelia Heinle, Jessica Collins, Joshua Morrow, Blake Hood, Peter Bergman, Kristoff St. John and Angel Conwell, Redaric Williams, Daniel Goddard, Christel Khalil, Marco Dapper, Tracey E. Bregman, Marcy Rylan, Christian LeBlanc, Joshua Morrow, Melissa Claire Egan, Greg Rikaart and Elizabeth Hendrickson, Michelle Stafford, Doug Davidson, Max Ehrich, Hunter King and more.

See if you can spot everyone and let us know your favorite moment in the promo!

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It’s about time they put a promo up.

Sharon and Adam are my favorite couple

Love Amelia Heinle and Billy Miller are awesome! Their coupling is the only reason I watch Y&R.

I think they need to recast Chelsea. Chloe also. Boooooo

I watch on occasion but its 40th doesnt excite me as much as GHs upcoming 50th, and that one is more worth celebrating.

Love my favorite actors Sharon ,Drucilla, (STILL) Jack, Ashley ,and Mrs C, ,Paul 🙂

Katherine and Sharon are my favorites. Drucilla was ok but i liked Olivia better.

Great promo! So much fun!!! I’m not even a fan of Y&R and that was really good! I wish the show was as lively, exciting and colourful as the promo lol.

Josh Morrow’s bit was my favourite. That guy is such a ham!

I watch Y&R on occasion but its 40th just doesnt excite me as much as GHs upcoming 50th, and its far more worth celebrating. Dont see YAR on as many mags as GH or talked about as GH which in my book makes it the no. soap in daytime no matter what the ratings are.

oops, no. 1 soap

plus i still wish yar happy anniversary no matter which soap i feel is the best. i try to support the last few soaps there is because im not a fan of talk shows.

Elizabeth Hendrickson blowing champagne out of her nose!!!

Mine, too! I couldn’t stop laughing for a couple hours.

That, and:
– Amelia’s adorable running man at the end.
– Billy getting confetti dumped on him, and a green piece of confetti landing on Amelia’s forehead.
– Greg and Liz dancing like they’re a 24-hour dance-a-thon, fanning themselves with 40s.
– Jessica trying to blow out the 40 candle to no avail.

That’s it. But this promo is beyond fun! One of my favorite in years.

Did Melody Thomas Scott and Jeanne Cooper miss the promo shoot or will there be other similar spots to run as the day nears? Give me more of them, too!

I like that better than the cast of PERSON OF INTEREST promoting Y&R’s 40th. When I see those promos it makes me think they were forced to do it. There is no feeling. I guess all of the actors in CBS’ more popular shows had better contractual terms.

Just watched it again. No Melody Thomas Scott?!

I don’t like the Chelsea character

The Y&R is ridding the #1 soap General Hoispital’s coattail on this one, for sure .. 🙂

LOL. Y&R is the number one and always will be.

So Happy to be celebrating my 40th birthday alongside Y&R this year. This was my very first soap opera that my mother raised me on and have always watched off and on throughout the decades. I have LOVED all the characters from the show and so glad to see a promo for there upcoming birthday. HAPPY Birthday Y&R and here’s to many more years on the air.

Even thought I’m not a regular watcher, i send my congrats to Y&R on hitting the big 40!!

Can’t wait…………….

That was original and adorable. Just wish my Melody Thomas Scott was in it!

Perhaps MTS just wasn’t interested in doing a promo like that. Not everyone is comfortable doing silly gags like the ones shown- so maybe she passed.

I don’t know. She was up for a comedy before she picked Y&R. So I’m sure she has comedy deep down inside. Plus, she could have done what Eric did and just toasted to the audience.

Loving Jessica Collins ;p !!! Since Loving 😉

Happy 40th to Y&R!! Have been #1 soap for 25yrs and counting!!

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Johnny Wactor’s Co-Worker, Anita Joy, Speaks Out For First Time Since His Fatal Shooting and Saving Her Life

Those who knew Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin, GH) were well aware of what an upstanding man he was. As tributes poured in when news that the General Hospital alum was shot and killed by one of three car thieves, they all spoke to his qualities as a human being.

Over the first 24 hours since his passing, the public learned Wactor lost his life putting himself in front of a female co-worker when confronted by his assailants, following their shift at a downtown LA bar. The thieves were attempting to steal his catalytic converter from his vehicle.

Now. Wactor’s former co-work, Anita Joy, has spoken out for the first time via her Instagram account of what happened on that fateful morning and her remembrances accompanied by photos and videos with Johnny.  As many now know, Johnny died a hero.

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Anita began, “I’ve needed to take some time to collect myself and my thoughts. I was with Johnny in his last moments and I’m here to be his voice after such unimaginable events. His story is in this post as it happened, please swipe through the top photos and read it. Early Saturday morning (May 25) after our bartending shift Friday night at Level 8 in DTLA.”

“He was killed senselessly by a coward who reacted without care of the gorgeous life he was taking,” Joy shared.  So, I’m angry, I’m sad and I’m all of the feelings and once … but above all, I am here for Johnny’s justice. My friend of 8 years went from laughing together, working side by side, leaving our bartending shift and walking to our cars, to him dying in my arms in the street of DTLA in the dark hours of 3am.”

She went on to say, “Everything happened in an instant. I’ve come to describe it as a glass of water that gets tipped over and you’re scrambling to grab it and save it from spilling out completely but it just runs through your fingertips and is gone.” Joy said that she and Wactor, “cautiously approached the men questioning what they were doing, at first thinking the car was being towed.”

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“We were no threat and Johnny kept his cool as he always did, simply stating that it was his car and for them to leave. Hands open to his sides in peace, Joy recounted. “Johnny was between me and the man who shot him – as I heard the shot ring into the night, he forcefully tumbled back into my arms as I grabbed for him I shouted, ‘Hunny, you OK?’ And he only responded, ‘Nope! Shot!’ Joy went on to say that she and Johnny “toppled onto the street” where she was trying to hold his body up as she was screaming for help and screaming at Johnny to “stay with me.”

Next, Joy details that a security guard named Bryan ran into the street and phoned 911. Anita wrote, “I’m so thankful for Bryan showing up, trying with all his might to save Johnny. My only peace is that I was him and this didn’t happen to him alone. My other peace will be seeing these awful men brought to justice.”

Speaking on Wactor’s character, Joy added, “Johnny had this incredible ability that was truly just his genuine nature – to make anyone and everyone feel so special in his eyes. No matter how well you knew him, he treated everyone like he truly cared about you. He lit up any room – you couldn’t not smile around him. His energy was magnetic and pulled you in so effortlessly – you were safe with him. He treated everyone with love, respect, compassion and he really ‘saw’ you.”

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“He was beautiful, goofy as hell, full of work ethic and values, he never put people down, even when joking, he never made you feel unsure of yourself – he knew how to be hilarious in such a positive way and it just made him that much more lovable. It just filled your heart to be around him,” she recalled.  Johnny made you love him instantly,” Joy added. “Absolutely one of the best men I’ve ever known. I’m so grateful to have been a part of his world and him, mine. My heart is shattered with his loss but I believe l have gained the best guardian Angel out there.  I love you Johnny Wacky.”

Anita then addressed the crime that took Johnny’s life and how Level 8 did not provide parking for its late night shift workers.  Joy explained, “These criminals need to be caught – Level 8 needs to provide parking for their late hour staff as they originally promised- This cannot be something that isn’t responded to with action, it needs to be addressed in a manner to prevent anything like this ever happening again to the best of their ability – Level 8 needs to contribute to Johnny’s family to honor and respect him for all the hard work and effort he did for them.”

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Speaking on GoFundMe page that has been set for Wactor, Anita spoke about Johnny’s family, expressing, “They are on the other side of the country and it’s going to be a lot on them emotionally and financially to get Johnny home to them.”

What do you think about Anita’s account of Johnny dying in her arms after shielding her from the thieves who were trying to steal his catalytic converter in his car? Her remembrances of the man she became friends and co-workers with? Comment below.

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Chrishell Stause to Guest Star on Amazon Freevee’s ‘Neighbours’ in New Soap Role

Look. who’s returning to the soaps but this time down under? Chrishell Stause, who before the reality-series Selling Sunset found notoriety on daytime dramas, is set to play a new guest role on the iconic Australian soap, Neighbours.

Stause will play a new character, Yasmine Shields, who is said to be,”a glamorous and successful businesswoman in pursuit of an exciting new opportunity.” Chrishell will make her way to Australia and start filming in July.

Neighbours releases new episodes Monday-Thursday, at 7 a.m. BST, on Amazon Freevee in the UK and the U.S.  Stause is joining the show at the right time as it just received its first Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama Series at the upcoming 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

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In a statement, the former All My Children, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless star, expressed, “I am honored and excited to join such a beloved and iconic show.  Coming from the world of soaps in the U.S., it’s back to my first love in the entertainment industry. They pitched me an idea for a character, and I was immediately excited to figure out a way to make it happen. Ramsay Street here I come!”

Neighbours Executive Producer Jason Herbison said on the casting news, “We are thrilled to welcome Chrishell to the cast of Neighbours. We created a character especially for her and we can’t wait for her to bring the storyline alive. Expect intrigue and surprises – and many implications for the residents of Ramsay Street.”

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As fans know, Stause married her partner, Australian musician G Flip back in 2022, so now she has additional roots on the continent.

Previously on the soaps, Chrishell played the role of Amanda Dillon on All My Children (2005-2011), Bethany Bryant on The Young and Restless (2016) and Jordan Ridgeway on Days of our Lives (2013-2015; and make returns in: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2023).

Since leaving the American daytime soaps, Chrishell has received an MTV TV & Movie Award ‘Best Reality Star’ and a People’s Choice nomination for ‘Favorite Reality Star’ for her appearance in Selling Sunset. In 2023 she was recognized by Variety as one of the ‘40 Most Powerful Women in Reality TV’ and by Us Weekly as one of the ‘Top 10 Reality Stars of the Year.’

In February 2022, she released her debut memoir, Under Construction: Because Living My Best Life Took a Little Work. Chrishell is committed to philanthropic endeavors and is a vocal advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights.

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The continuation of the long-running series, Neighbours, is about the lives, loves, and challenges of the residents on Ramsay Street in Erinsborough, Australia, a fictional suburb of Melbourne—picked up two years after the finale in 2022, which was watched by millions of adoring fans.

As well as on Amazon Freevee in the U.S and UK as mentioned above, Neighbours streams on Prime Video in Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Australia’s Network 10 will retain first-run rights in Australia for the new chapter of the series. Previous seasons of Neighbours, as well as over 100 iconic episodes, are currently available to stream on Amazon Freevee.

So, what do you think about Chrishell Stause returning to the soaps with a role on Neighbours? Comment below.

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Tonya Lee Williams Says She Won’t Ever Be Coming Back to The Young and the Restless

It’s a different time in her life and she is in a different place, but Tonya Lee Williams (ex-Olivia Barber) addressed being asked back to reprise her signature soap opera role on CBS’ The Young and the Restless.

Tonya told Soaps In Depth the last time the soap reached out to her to reprise Olivia was for its 50th anniversary, “It it would have been lovely to do but I could not imagine doing the role. It takes a lot for me as an actor. You don’t just turn up and start reading a script. I don’t know how to explain it … I trained as an actor. I go through a lot of process into who that character is. And that character was someone from 20 years ago.”

Williams’ Y&R run Williams began back in 1990 and went through 2005. She later returned in 2007 making some appearances in the several years that followed. However, the last time anyone had an Olivia sighting was back in February of 2012 for Cane and Lily’s wedding.

She qualified that she left the show on “great terms,” adding, “I absolutely love the show. It has nothing to do with the show. But I try to explain it like this: Have you ever dated someone for a long time and you don’t want to date them anymore? And you have broken up with them and like, 10, 15 years have passed and people are saying, ‘Would you go back with that guy?’ I’m like, ‘No.’ Because you’re a different person now.”

Currently, Williams is the executive and artistic director for the Reelworld Film Festival. An organization she founded in 2001. Held in Toronto, the film festival features talent from ethnically diverse communities.

So, would you have liked to have seen the character of Olivia show back on Y&R? Perhaps, helping a patient in need since she is a doctor or speaking with/being involved with the Winters family in some capacity? Comment below.

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