General Hospital has changed the name of Rick Hearst's character from Daniel to Ric. The character still premieres on Nov. 8... The Young and the Restless's Lauralee Bell (Christine) gave birth to her second child, Samantha Lee Martin, on Oct. 28... Passions will accept its Media Access Award, which recognizes productions that employ professionals with disabilities in front and behind the camera, on Nov. 2 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif... The Bold and the Beautiful has won the third annual Sentinel for Health Award for Daytime Drama in recognition of Tony's HIV storyline... Lisa Brown (ex-Iva, ATWT) will begin directing a new TV pilot, Waterfront, on Dec. 1. The independent series stars Terri Ivens (Simone, AMC), John-Paul Lavosier (Rex, OLTL), Anthony Herrera (James, ATWT) and other daytime actors... The Young and the Restless's Michael Damian (ex-Danny), and several former Y&#038R actors, will return briefly to the canvas in December... AMC is currently casting an Asian-American actor to woo a certain Pine Valley female.