Maria Arena Bell
Members of the Bell family, including Maria Arena Bell and husband Bill Bell Jr., walked the red carpet at MOCA’s “Yesssss! 2013" gala on April 20 in Los Angeles. Check out more photos from the event after the jump!
The Young and the Restless' Joshua Morrow (Nick) took a look back at his 20 years on the sudser with MSN entertaintment,as the number one sudser turns the big 4-0. The chat covered everything from his start on the soap in 1994, to the iconic storyline that killed off his on-screen daughter Cassie (Camryn Grimes) in 2005. Here's a snippet:
Y&R’s got a new executive producer in charge.
I’m an athlete and I take sports very seriously. Jill [Farren Phelps] came in and gave us a very strong, commanding voice as a coach. Now, that style of leadership sometimes rubs people the wrong way. Sometimes people are kind of hanging on to the past but I think we really needed some serious leadership. Some kind of “Shut the eff up, get on your marks and let’s go!” She is no joke. I love her for it. I love [former executive producer and head writer] Maria [Arena Bell] too. I thought she was very nurturing. We got along very well. She did a great job. Even Jack Smith before that. They all really respected Nick and always kept me busy – there’s nothing else I could ask for. They all have different styles of leadership. I really like Jill and Josh Griffith has done a great job writing. I can give anybody the benefit of the doubt, but you come in here and do a good job. That’s all I ask for. I take my job very seriously. I want this show to continue and if it takes these two people to do it, then let’s go!
Jill’s brought some friends with her.
Ex-Y&R Showrunner Maria Arena Bell: "I Had NOTHING to do With The Way They Are Resolving These Stories"By Jillian Bowe on October 17, 2012
In case you missed the memo, former The Young and the Restless showrunner Maria Arena Bell wants viewers to know she has nothing to do with how her storylines are being wrapped up. According to Soap Opera Digest, the axed EP wrote on her Facebook page:
To any Y and R viewers who read my Facebook page... I had NOTHING to do with the way they are resolving these stories. Despite my name still being on the show— which it should not be — I did not intend to have Phyllis trial end with charges being dropped or any of these other story lines now playing. I am no longer a part of this show in ANY way, folks. It's all the new guys.
It's the panel discussion every soap fan has been talking about! Watch the Paley Center's celebration of the 10,000th episode of The Young and the Restless, featuring: Peter Bergman, Eric Braeden, Jeanne Cooper, Doug Davidson, Christian Leblanc, Joshua Morrow, Melody Thomas Scott, Kristoff St. John, Michelle Stafford—and the late Bill Bell's self-anointed "legacy" Maria Arena Bell—after the jump! READ MORE
Fans hoping The Young and the Restless' newly-appointed head writer Josh Griffith would be fixing some of Maria Area Bell's final scripts are gonna be out of luck! I'm hearing Griffith decided to leave MAB's last efforts to air as is, because it would take too much of a Herculean effort to fix them! READ MORE
The Young and the Restless icons Melody Thomas Scott and Eric Braeden (pictured above with former showrunner Maria Arena Bell) were among the soap's stars who celebrated the No. 1 daytime drama's 10,000th episode at The Paley Center for Media on August 23.
Bell family matriarch Lee Phillip Bell and her children, William J. Bell Jr., Bradley Bell and Lauralee Bell, also commemorated the late William Bell Sr.’s momentous legacy with their spouses. See more photos of The Young and the Restless’ 10,000th episode celebration after the jump! READ MORE