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Cast Your Vote #2

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*** VOTING HAS CLOSED FOR THIS ROUND ***

Once again, it's time to express your opinions for our Readers' Poll. In the comments section for this article, please respond to the question, and feel free to explain your answer, but remember that any comments here may be considered for publication in the magazine. Any extra comments you have that have nothing to do with this week's poll question should be directed to the Message Boards section of our Web site!

THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL: Would you like Steffy to return to the canvas permanently?

THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS: Do you think Neil and Leslie will make it down the aisle?

Please note that the cut-off date for your votes to be counted will be Thursday, January 2. And please, only one vote per person!

To vote on your favorite actor, actress and couple currently appearing on a CBS soap, please mail your choices to:

CBS Readers' Poll
c/o Soaps In Depth
270 Sylvan Ave.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

Multiple mail-in votes during the same voting period will not be counted, so don't waste our time, your time, or the postage!

VOTES FOR ACTORS, ACTRESSES AND COUPLES CAST IN THE COMMENTS TO THIS ARTICLE WILL NOT BE COUNTED.

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Season's Greetings!

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Happy Holidays from all of us here at CBS Soaps In Depth, and a healthy and happy New Year to you and yours!

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Good-Bye Videos For Y&R Stars

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Above, you will find the very special farewell video produced by THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS for the exiting Billy Miller (Billy) featuring cast and crew (and a surprise cameo by CBS Soaps In Depth as well!). And below you will find a lovely video put together by Sharon Case (Sharon) for the departing Michael Muhney (Adam).

If you'd like to leave your own message for the actors, please post it in the comments!

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Cosgrove Moves To Salem!

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Soap-hopper Daniel Cosgrove (Chris, AS THE WORLD TURNS; Bill, GUIDING LIGHT; Scott, ALL MY CHILDREN) is settling into a new daytime address, this time in Salem! Beginning in late January, the actor will be portraying DAYS OF OUR LIVES' Aiden, which will actually be the first time he'll be creating an original character from scratch instead of stepping into another performer's shoes as a recast! Will you be tuning in?

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Interview: With Raines, The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow!

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There's nothing like New York City at Christmastime. The nip in the air. The famed Rockefeller Center tree. And Ron Raines (Alan, GUIDING LIGHT; Carl, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) starring as Daddy Warbucks in the final few weeks of Annie on Broadway! "I love this show, I love the role, and what greater time to do it than the holidays? It's all about the holidays!"

Last week, Raines too over the part of the billionaire who adopts the curly-haired redheaded orphan from Australian actor Anthony Warlow, whose contract with the musical had ended. "I was close in the running for being cast as Daddy Warbucks, and I think that's why they called me," muses Raines, whose run will end along with the revival's final performance on Sunday, January 5. "I'm thrilled to be doing it, even though it's just for one month."

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Stafford's Playing With Friends!

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Michelle Stafford (ex-Phyllis, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) has big news to share. The season finale of THE STAFFORD PROJECT -- the hilarious Web series that she executive produces, writes and stars in -- will be super-sized! "Episode 10 is a loftier production," she reveals. "It's gonna be much longer, maybe 15 or 20 minutes. It's a big party, and we're gonna have quite a few great people from daytime in it. But I'm not gonna say who they are!"

The popular series is about an ex-soap star appearing on a reality TV series while juggling her own roles as both a mother and "a single chick." Sound familiar? "Every episode is based on something that has actually happened to me," Stafford admits with a laugh. "But we are really writing for the everywoman."

Tune in for the laughs when the episode premieres this weekend. "It's a Christmas show!" she enthuses. Then, come back in the New Year for a series of behind-the-scenes specials that are sure to be every bit as hilarious.

For more from Stafford, check out her blog and her upcoming Keeping Track feature in Soaps In Depth.

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How Will DEVANITY End?

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The bed-hopping, back-stabbing, lie-telling DeVanity family returns for their final season this February, and we've got a first look at what to expect from the dysfunctional dynasty featured on the popular Web soap.

"Season 4 will give fans all the answers they're dying for," says creator and star Michael Caruso. It will also feature the introduction of a new character with a very familiar face as Andrea Evans (ex-Tawny, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Tina, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) joins the cast as Vivian Price.

"She was a dream to work with," says Caruso, whose alter ego, Jason, is Vivian's son. "She was gracious and excited and the kind of actress that any producer would dream to work with! We were all blown away by her talent!"

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Caruso admits that he himself was a little star-struck by the soap vet. "We were clearly dealing with a star, but she acted like the girl next door! We all fell in love with her instantly!"

To check out the trailer for Season 4 (or catch any of the previous episodes), head to DeVanity.com... but be warned, this ain't your grandma's soap. (Translation: The DeVanity's sometimes use bad words!)

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Muhney Out!

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In a shocking turn of events, Michael Muhney (Adam) is leaving THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS. The actor took to Twitter to announce the news, saying: "I'm so sorry. It breaks my heart to say this, but I was just let go from Y&R. My last day on set is this Thursday."

Muhney reports that his last airdate will be on Thursday, January 30. "I'm going to take some private time with my wife and kids," he added on Twitter, "as I am most concerned for their well-being. I have three final episodes to film, and because they are my last, I will be giving it everything I have."

Details regarding Adam's exit aren't yet known, but seeing as how he's been trying to cover up his involvement in Delia's hit-and-run death, it's likely the truth will come out and Adam's crimes will finally catch up with him. We'll bring you more details as they become available!

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Boyfriend Material?

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While DAYS OF OUR LIVES' conniving Jeremy didn't win any popularity contests, the character remains one that his portrayer, Trevor Donovan, is grateful for. "It made me look at the way I play a bad guy," he admits. "I realized that there is always a way to incorporate redeeming qualities into a [villain] because you really want to portray those characters as either the guy you love to hate or the dangerous guy women love!"

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Cast Your Vote #52

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Once again, it's time to express your opinions for our Readers' Poll. In the comments section for this article, please respond to the question, and feel free to explain your answer, but remember that any comments here may be considered for publication in the magazine. Any extra comments you have that have nothing to do with this week's poll question should be directed to the Message Boards section of our Web site!

THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL: Could Aly and Liam work as a couple?

THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS: Can Billy and Victoria's marriage survive the loss of Delia?

Please note that the cut-off date for your votes to be counted will be Wednesday, December 18. And please, only one vote per person!

To vote on your favorite actor, actress and couple currently appearing on a CBS soap, please mail your choices to:

CBS Readers' Poll
c/o Soaps In Depth
270 Sylvan Ave.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

Multiple mail-in votes during the same voting period will not be counted, so don't waste our time, your time, or the postage!

VOTES FOR ACTORS, ACTRESSES AND COUPLES CAST IN THE COMMENTS TO THIS ARTICLE WILL NOT BE COUNTED.

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BOLD & BEAUTIFUL Books!

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THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL has taken over the airwaves as one of the most popular soap operas in the world, and now they're aiming to conquer the publishing world as well with the announcement of a series of novellas based on the world of the Forresters, Logans and Spencers!

Pan Macmillan and its digital-first imprint, Momentum, will release the books in print and digitally simultaneously. However at this time, print copies will only be available in Australia, while the e-books will be available globally. Established romance authors will work with B&B executive producer and headwriter Bradley Bell to craft new tales of love and intrigue. The first two titles, Forbidden Affair and Collison Course, are scheduled for release in February 2014, and the next two books will follow in April.

"Love stories that have yet to be seen on television can now fully ignite between the covers of these novels," said Bell. "This partnership with Pan Macmillan and Momentum expands the choices our fans have to be entertained by the signature characters of THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL."

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Y&R Star's Father Passes

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Our sympathies go out to THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Kate Linder (Esther) who lost her father this past weekend. Ralph M. Wolveck passed away on Sunday, December 8, at the age of 92. Linder's father was also involved in show business, supporting local theaters in California, including the Pasadena Playhouse (as well as attending many Y&R events over the years!). Wolveck is survived by his wife Molly, daughter Kate, son Randy, seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The funeral is Thursday, December 12, and donations can be made to the Ralph M. Wolveck Memorial Fund at City Of Hope.

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Y&R Gets Wise!

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As soon as THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Nikki confessed that former cult leader Ian Ward was Dylan's daddy, it was only a matter of time before the man showed up on screen, and the soap has confirmed that it has cast TWIN PEAKS star Ray Wise in the recurring role!

Wise begins taping this week and reportedly first airs on Thursday, January 23 for "multiple episodes," according to a Y&R rep. How will Dylan and Nikki react when he pops back into their lives? And will he have any connections to anyone else in Genoa City? Stay tuned!

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B&B's Wood Is A PARTY Animal!

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The new travel series PARTY ON, hosted by THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) debuted on E! last Thursday, but our new issue of ABC Soaps In Depth that's currently on newsstands has a special feature featuring photos from her upcoming adventures! Make sure to pick up a copy to find out all about her experiences riding a camel, cooking Italian dishes, racing cars and more! "It was exhausting," Wood reveals, "but you're operating on adrenaline."

Pick up the current issue of ABC Soaps In Depth for a preview of upcoming episodes, then make sure to watch them come to live on E! every Thursday night at 10:00 pm EST!

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Gaskill Goes Deep!

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Brian Gaskill grabbed our attention playing emotional characters like GUIDING LIGHT's Dylan, AS THE WORLD TURNS' BJ, and THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Ozzy. Since then, he's been pouring his own emotions into a considerable body of poetry, which he's been recording to share with the world. "When I compiled this new group of poems together, I found that they were much more cohesive and thematic than what was on my last album (Make It Real)," he says. "With this new one, every single piece really did become -- either on purpose or inadvertently -- a reflection of the title, Giving Up Time Travel For The Rain."

In the just-released collection of spoken word recordings, Gaskill shares his thoughts on the everyman quest for personal peace and life acceptance. "It's about living in the moment and not focusing on that pain in the past or your expectations of the future," the poet offers. "It's about just being present -- even if it's raining -- because as we all know, the rain cleanses things and helps them grow."

The artist has also been sharing his insightful thoughts and moving poems about this topic and more via a blog, http://givinguptimetravel.blogspot.com. "There's this 31-day journey that I started in conjunction with this album coming out," he explains. "It's about working to find something new each day that brings me closer to a place of believing -- in the magical, fairytale sense -- in life's possibilities."

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Godfrey & Adamson Expecting!

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Congratulations are in order for a couple of CBS Daytime stars! Linsey Godfrey (Caroline, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL) and Robert Adamson (Noah, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) are expecting their first child!

Adamson posted some sonogram photos on his Facebook page and joked, "Guess What?! How do I tag a future family member? Should I make it a page?" Godfrey is reportedly 11 1/2 weeks pregnant making the baby due sometime next spring.

A rep for B&B confirmed Godfrey's pregnancy, but at this point there was no information as to whether it will be written into the show. So Caroline will either be carrying Rick's baby or else carrying a new line of giant-sized Forrester Creation purses!

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Cast Your Vote #50

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*** VOTING HAS CLOSED FOR THIS ROUND ***

Once again, it's time to express your opinions for our Readers' Poll. In the comments section for this article, please respond to the question, and feel free to explain your answer, but remember that any comments here may be considered for publication in the magazine. Any extra comments you have that have nothing to do with this week's poll question should be directed to the Message Boards section of our Web site!

THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL: Should Brooke and Ridge reunite?

THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS: Will being brothers help Nick and Dylan get along?

Please note that the cut-off date for your votes to be counted will be Friday, December 6. And please, only one vote per person!

To vote on your favorite actor, actress and couple currently appearing on a CBS soap, please mail your choices to:

CBS Readers' Poll
c/o Soaps In Depth
270 Sylvan Ave.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

Multiple mail-in votes during the same voting period will not be counted, so don't waste our time, your time, or the postage!

VOTES FOR ACTORS, ACTRESSES AND COUPLES CAST IN THE COMMENTS TO THIS ARTICLE WILL NOT BE COUNTED.

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Chat With Tom & Clifton!

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TV Guide Network is promoting the first airing of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's debut on TVGN by conducting a live tweet chat with stars Heather Tom (Katie) and Scott Clifton (Liam) during the premiere today at 6:00 pm EST/3:00 pm PST. So while you're watching, follow @BBHeatherTom, @CliftonNotes, @Boldinsider and @TVGN and use the hashtags #BoldandBeautiful and #BBonTVGN when tweeting your questions!

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Bell Wants To Teach, Not Preach!

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THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Lauralee Bell (Christine) is hoping to use the power of the Internet to make people — especially teens — think before they text while driving. With her new six-part web series, MI PROMISE, debuting today on www.mipromise.com (with subsequent episodes to be launched through December 13), Bell explores the world of Riley (played by Cassidy Ann Shaffer of Disney's AUSTIN AND ALLY) on her ill-fated sixteenth birthday. "I'm trying not to be Miss Preachy about any of this," insists the actress-turned-producer/director. "I'm just trying to show them that there's more to life than being on your phone, texting.

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