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    In our 'The Young and the Restless' News Room, keeps you up-to-date with the latest Soap Opera news on the net. We also feature interviews with the soap stars, as well as local appearances by the actors and actresses.

    Michelle Stafford Leaving Y&R.

    Wednesday, June 19 2013


    Updated June 19:

    Michelle Stafford is taping her last episode today, but tweeted to fans with an update as to how long she will be seen on the show. She posted:

    Updated May 21:

    According to Soap Opera Digest, Michelle Stafford has confirmed that she has indeed decided to move on from "Y&R." She will last be seen on air in mid-June.

    Updated May 21:

    A representative for "Y&R" responded to our request for a statement by saying their policy is that they do not comment on the contract status of their actors.

    Original article May 20:

    E! News is reporting that Michelle Stafford will be leaving her role as Phyllis Summers Newman after 16 years with "The Young and the Restless." Apparently someone close to the show was the source for the news. has reached out to "Y&R" for a statement in this regard. No further details are available at this time. We will update readers as more information becomes available.

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    Posted by bigdawgmama at Monday, May 20 2013 04:05 PM

    If this is true, then I hope they write her out and not kill her off, even though I am NOT a Phyllis fan. I am however a Michelle Stafford fan. No one can replace her, EVER! I wish her well in whatever she decides to do. I hope she stays at Y&R, personally. GC wouldn't be the same without her.

    Posted by loiuse at Monday, May 20 2013 04:56 PM

    IT'S so much changing I wish Phyllis would stay, she makes the soap so interesting, how will she go out is my ? I hope this is not true.who will keep Sharon in her place from then on?

    Posted by AngieBaby517 at Monday, May 20 2013 05:12 PM

    You didn't mention Days of Our Lives.

    Posted by bp44 at Monday, May 20 2013 09:03 PM

    Typical of Jill Farren Phelps...getting rid of the powerful, best acting female actors.

    Posted by txgranny43 at Monday, May 20 2013 11:18 PM

    Keep Phyllis. The show is so dull without her. We have already lost one major player on the show. Take her Y&R sister and leave Phyllis. Also, please recast Fenn. That fellow playing Fenn is so gay looking and walks like a duck. I know he probably can't help it, but I laugh every time he comes in a room.

    Posted by norblomst at Tuesday, May 21 2013 04:46 AM

    Really the only reason I watch Y&R. Not much point in keeping up with CBS soaps with all my favourites out.

    Posted by Saturn12345 at Tuesday, May 21 2013 05:59 AM

    I don't want Phyllis to go, she's the best actress on this SOAP. I enjoy her so much. Marvelous talent. I wonder if its a money issue again?

    Posted by Stemp at Tuesday, May 21 2013 07:00 AM

    Duh, this sounds like a contract negotiations ploy to me. She's not leaving at all. Lame.

    Posted by Coonfoot at Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:21 AM

    I will be sad to see Michelle go, but wish her well in her future endeavors. I just hope the re-cast can live up to the role.

    Posted by LucyT at Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:25 AM

    Phyllis is why I have kept watching for the last 16-18 years but MS is Phyllis. I didn't like the recast last time.I don't know who will be the snarky B we love or love to hate now but if the new writers think it will be their beloved Chelsea they are delusional.

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