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Kellen Enriquez as Harrison Locke Y&R

The Young and the Restless’ newest little actor is about to make his in-person debut! Soap newcomer, Kellen Enriquez was cast as Harrison Locke, son of Tara and Ashland — or biologically speaking, Tara and Kyle Abbott. The character was previously only seen in a photograph.

Only a handful of characters know the whole truth about Kyle’s affair with Tara in New York several years ago… and that very small list doesn’t even include Kyle’s father, Jack! If Harrison’s arrival forces Kyle to make it public that the boy is allegedly his offspring (no DNA test has been done), we’re sure his dad will be dismayed to hear that his son kept this huge news from him, and also to learn that his ex-girlfriend, Sally Spectra, was in the loop the whole time. Sally was the one who brought the information to Kyle’s attention initially via Theo Vanderway.

Mariah and Summer also know… but we can only imagine the reactions when Nick and Phyllis find out! While there’s no word yet on the reason for Harrison’s visit, it’s safe to assume that it will cause some amount of upheaval just as Kyle was adjusting to the idea of moving forward without acknowledging his son and getting on with his life with Summer. We’d already predicted that the Lockes would threaten “Skyle’s” wedding plans.

Viewers got their first look at cutie patootie, Kellen Enriquez, in a photo on Kyle’s phone that Tara sent him as a parting gesture before she left town after Ashland suffered a heart attack. Harrison will appear in Genoa City in the flesh on the Friday, May 14 episode of Young & Restless, according to Soap Opera Digest. Tune in to find out what goes down! In the meantime, take a peek at Summer and Kyle’s love story in our gallery.

– Candace Young

Friday, May 14th, 2021

Mishael Morgan as Amanda Sinclair return Y&R

There’s good news for those waiting to find out exactly when Mishael Morgan will return to our screens as The Young and the Restless’ Amanda Sinclair. We have a return date!

It’s been almost two months since Mishael shared news of her eye injury and the ensuing emergency eye surgery that would sideline her from her popular role on the number one daytime sudser. The Young and the Restless was forced to recast the role quickly, and very wisely elected to go with a seasoned and popular actress from their sister soap, The Bold and the Beautiful.

When Karla Mosley stepped in as Amanda the switcheroo was virtually seamless thanks to Karla’s professionalism and grasp of the role. She managed to capture the cool attorney to a tee as she took on her estranged family’s criminal case. But it wasn’t just legal jargon that Karla had to master, she’s also shared scenes with Bryton James’ Devon, who is in a relationship with his late wife’s twin, and rose to the occasion in confrontational scenes with Leigh-Ann Rose, who plays her half-sister, Imani. Not to mention squaring off with Christian LeBlanc’s Michael Baldwin, and none other than the Mustache himself, Eric Braeden’s Victor Newman.

As May continues, Karla will remain in Amanda’s proficient and polished pumps. Mishael returned to the set of Young & Restless in late April to resume filming, but those scenes won’t make it to air until month’s end — in fact, Soap Opera Digest confirms her first scenes will actually air on Tuesday, June 1. In the meantime, look back on photos of Morgan and James in Hilary and Devon’s love story.

– Candace Young

Friday, May 7th, 2021

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Talk about a quick turnaround! Just last week, it was announced that Mishael Morgan’s The Young and the Restless character Amanda had been temporarily recast with The Bold and the Beautiful alum Karla Mosley. Now, after recuperating from her eye surgery, Morgan is back at the CBS Studios taping scenes — and Mosley hasn’t even aired yet!

The actress posted a photo on Instagram, as beautiful as always, smiling for the camera, and revealed, “First day back and it’s like riding a bike!”

While it’ll be neat to watch Mosley, who played Maya on Y&R’s sister soap, put her spin on Amanda, Morgan’s fans will be happy to have her back after the very brief leave of absence.

More: On a devastating anniversary, Neil Winters’ life in photos

Sutton no regret Amanda Y&R

As viewers know, Amanda has currently agreed to defend her biological grandfather, who just so happens is being accused of causing the death of her bio dad. The case alone appears complicated, and not only will we get to see Amanda in action — yet again — we’ll be able to witness an estranged family possibly come together as one.

Speaking of families, we invite you to have a glimpse into the real lives of various Bold & Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and Young & Restless soap opera stars pictured with their beautiful moms, handsome fathers, sisters and of course, the cutest of all, with their kids!

— Amy Mistretta

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

Leigh Ann Rose returns Y&R

As Amanda gets more deeply involved with her birth family, and with the criminal court case that could solidify her reputation as a legal eagle, Young & Restless viewers will once again get to see her interact with her half-sister, Imani Benedict. Their first encounter was hard to forget — and not end well — as Imani filed a restraining order on Amanda… though fans were definitely left wanting more.

When Leigh-Ann Rose first appeared on Young & Restless, Amanda and Imani, both headstrong young women, clashed after Amanda first reached out to their mother, Naya, in an attempt to connect with her biological parent. Imani showed up at Amanda’s suite to warn her away and accused her of being an opportunist who was after the family’s money and prestige. Having been through a lifetime of hard knocks, Amanda was quick to set her straight, but Imani’s walls were up where she was concerned and even Naya’s confirmation that Amanda was telling the truth wasn’t enough to quell her anger.

The fiery Imani reminded fans of their other late half-sister, Hilary Curtis, and became an instant favorite. Now that Amanda is set to defend the family patriarch, Sutton Ames, in a criminal case, and Naya assured her that Imani’s restraining order had been dropped and that Imani had accepted the family’s decision that Amanda needed to be involved in the case. But will she welcome her into the family? Is it bad that we’re kind of hoping Imani will be resistant to the idea so that we get to see her and Amanda do verbal battle again?

Rose is set to reappear on Young & Restless on Thursday, April 29, so be sure to tune in! And before you run to mark your calendar, take a look through our Winters and Barber family photo gallery to learn more about the background of Amanda’s beau, Devon, including his history with the late Hilary.

Friday, April 16th, 2021

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Remember that eye injury Mishael Morgan recently suffered? The one that left her “rocking a new, sexy pirate look”? Well, it took her out of commission at The Young and the Restless for long enough that, according to Soap Opera Digest, the CBS soap had to call in a ringer to step in as Amanda: The Bold and the Beautiful alum Karla Mosley.

“The only hesitation that I had about doing this,” Maya’s former portrayer told Digest, “is that I was stepping into such big shoes because Mishael is so beloved… ”

Luckily, Mosley was able to connect with her predecessor before slipping on Amanda’s stilettos for the first time. “It was great that I could talk with her,” Mosley enthused, “and say thank you for leaving me such a wonderful path to follow.”

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The CBS sudser is grateful, too, that “a seasoned actor and consummate professional [like Mosley] was able to step in to the role of Amanda during Mishael Morgan’s temporary absence,” read a statement from the show’s executive producer Tony Morina and co-exec producer/headwriter Josh Griffith. “Mishael is a valuable member of the Young & Restless family and will be back on air soon to continue her journey as Amanda.”

Mosley, who said “so long for now” to her groundbreaking Bold & Beautiful character in October 2020, will make her first appearance as Amanda on April 26. “I am so grateful this beautiful and talented woman stepped in for me on such short notice and allowed me time to heal,” tweeted Morgan. “I can’t wait to be back, but It comforts me to know that Amanda is in such great hands.”

While you brace yourself for the short-term switcheroo, which begins on air Tuesday, April 27, check out some other temporary replacements via this photo gallery, which singles out both the best-ever substitutes… and the worst.

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

Amanda walk out Y&R

Things are heating up in the storyline surrounding Amanda and Naya, given that she’s turned to her estranged daughter for help, and now we can put a name to the man smack dab in the center of it! We can confirm that The Young and the Restless has cast Jack Landron to play the role of Sutton Ames, Naya’s father, beginning on Monday, April 5.

Jack Landron cast as sutton james Y&R

As viewers will recall, Naya recently come to Amanda for help — more to the point, to help her family — and explained that a reporter had accused her father, Sutton, of murder. Amanda couldn’t wrap her head around why Naya would turn to her — or more importantly, why she would even consider helping the woman out — that was until, Naya revealed that Sutton was accused of killing Amanda’s father, Richard Nyland. Apparently, Richard was killed in a car wreck and the reporter somehow pinned it on Sutton.

Considering Naya wanted to keep Amanda hidden from her family, as her dirty little secret, Amanda was stunned that her mother even came to her, knowing their relationship would become public knowledge, and as of yet hasn’t agreed to take on the case. If she does, this storyline is about to reach a new level of drama!

Do you think Amanda will represent her grandfather — the man accused of taking her own father’s life? She’s a good lawyer, though some would say the case would be a conflict of interest, so we’ll just have to wait and see!

In regards to another high profile profession, and in celebration of Doctors Day, we’re counting down soaps’ greatest MDs of all time with a photo gallery of our 25 picks.

— Amy Mistretta

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

YR faith lind recast

Ah, we thought something like this might happen when Alyvia Alyn Lind landed one of the leads in Syfy’s upcoming Chucky series (inspired by the Child’s Play movies about a doll possessed by a serial killer). Per our sister site Deadline, the rising star is being replaced as Faith on The Young and the Restless by Reylynn Caster, who’ll first air as Nick and Sharon’s troubled daughter on Monday, April 12.

Though you may not recognize the new Faith’s name, chances are, you have already seen her work. She was a regular on Netflix’s The Big Show and Me, Myself and I, and played out a memorable arc on American Housewife as Oliver’s now-former girlfriend, Brie.

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That’s Lind on the left (obviously), Caster on the right.

As for Lind, even after landing the part of Faith in 2011, she continued to score one gig after another, recurring on Transparent and Future Man, and playing (obviously) a young Dolly Parton in Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors and Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love. It always seemed like only a matter of time before she was stolen away by primetime or the movies.

That said, the Faith swap takes place at a critical juncture in the teenager’s storyline. As regular viewers know, the character is currently reeling in the aftermath of a vicious bullying plot. And to put it mildly, she isn’t handling the upset well: On the contrary, she’s downed some tequila and taken to the road in one of the Newman ranch’s trucks — this despite the fact that even if she wasn’t upset and drunk, she doesn’t know how to drive anything but a golf cart!

While you’re absorbing this news, catch up on all of The Young and the Restless’ latest exits by perusing our photo gallery of actors passing through the show’s revolving door.

Monday, March 29th, 2021

It’s going to be Winters in Genoa City this spring: The Young and the Restless has tapped Jacob Aaron Gaines to step into the role of the late Neil’s SORAS’d son, Moses.

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The character, last seen in 2016 with Dax Randall playing the part, turns up in Genoa City to bond with his half sister Lily, adopted brother Devon and cousin Nate — which might be easier said than done, considering that Devon and Nate keep sleeping with each other’s girlfriends.

Or is it ex-girlfriends this week?

More: Brytni Sarpy reflects on two years as Elena

Moses, you may recall, was born in 2011 to Sofia Dupre and… Well, at the time, she couldn’t say for sure whether husband Malcolm was the father or his brother, Neil. (Shades of Malcolm/Drucilla/Neil, no?) After a paternity test revealed that Neil was, in fact, Moses’ dad, not his uncle, he and Sofia briefly took a stab at marriage themselves.

Make that… very briefly.

More: Melissa Ordway shares her daughter’s new smile

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As for Moses’ new portrayer, you might recognize him from Netflix’s Fatal Affair, with Omar Epps and Nia Long (Kat, Guiding Light), or from the half-dozen commercials in which he’s appeared.

While you’re here awaiting Gaines’ debut on April Fool’s Day, why not stick around awhile and check out our brand-new photo gallery, in which we rate all — yes, all — of Victor Newman’s wives: the hits, the Mrs. And everything in between! Suddenly, Neil and Sofia’s short union might seem more successful by comparison!

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

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Prepare for a sighting of “the Locke Ness Monster.” Much-discussed on The Young and the Restless, big, bad Ashland Locke now has a face, the handsome one that belongs to soap vet Richard Burgi, most recently serial killer Paul Hornsby on General Hospital.

According to our sister site Deadline, the actor will make his debut as Tara’s (cough) better half — and Kyle Abbott’s worst nightmare — in the episode airing Thursday, March 9, in which the tycoon arrives in Genoa City to savor the bidding war that’s being waged between the Newman and Abbott dynasties. It was only today, March 1, that Elizabeth Leiner made her debut as Mrs. Locke, whose onetime boy toy Kyle she confirmed is the actual father of Ashland’s son, Harrison, before hightailing it out of town as fast as she arrived. 

Yeah, something tells us that secret won’t remain a secret for very much longer!

Besides his, ahem, killer run as Dillon’s dad and Ava’s lover on General Hospital, Burgi also played Karl Mayer on Desperate Housewives, pimp Chad Rollo on Another World and Kimberly Brady’s onetime love Philip Collier on Days of Our Lives. He also boasts a list of guest appearances that’s so long, the Internet can barely fit it.

The guy is prolific!

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On General Hospital, Burgi’s Paul had a way with the ladies. Not a good way, mind you…

Though we certainly had our own ideas about who should play the Lockes, we don’t think Young & Restless could have done any better, do you? Before you bop off to comment away, check out a photo gallery of other actors like Burgi who have scored big on more than one soap.

Monday, March 1st, 2021

Elizabeth Leiner cast as Y&R's Tara Locke

While it was previously reported that Rebekah Graf had been cast as Tara Locke, the woman from Kyle’s past in New York, we can confirm that due to a scheduling conflict it led to the part being recast last minute. Actress Elizabeth Leiner has since been hired to play the recurring role of Tara and will first appear on Monday, March 1.

On Friday, February 5, Theo returned to Genoa City with a bombshell of a secret that could ruin Kyle’s life. He told Sally of all people, who in turn accompanied Theo to visit Kyle and let him know she was aware that he’d had an affair with a married woman named Tara Locke, while in the Hamptons, and that they had a child together.

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Kyle was stunned — and worried as hell — and ended up going to Summer with the confession before Sally and Theo could use it against him. For once, it was the smart thing for Kyle to do!

Kyle tells Summer about his affair at Abbott estate Y&R

There’s no telling what will happen when Tara turns up on the scene, or what will become of Kyle should her husband, a ruthless business mogul named Ashland Locke, appear as well. One thing is for sure, this will definitely put a damper on Kyle and Summer’s ongoing quest for a bright future.

Take a look through our photo gallery featuring Kyle and Summer’s romance over the years.

– Amy Mistretta

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

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