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CBS Boss Nina Tassler On Michael Muhney Dismissal: "Sony [Pictures Television] Came To Us And Said, ‘We Want To Make A Change … We Supported Them!"

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While The Young and the Restless was given the greenlight through the 2017 television season by CBS and announced today at the TCA (Television Critics Association) Winter Press Tour, the President, CBS Entertainment, Nina Tassler, also fielded questions from the press corps and one was about the situation surrounding the firing of popular Y&R actor Michael Muhney (Adam Newman) and the events that led up to it, according to an item from TV Guide Canada’s Greg David.

According to TVG Canada’s David, Nina Tassler made this statement: “I can’t comment on any of the allegations, I can only say that when the producers and Sony [Pictures Television] came to us and said, ‘We want to make a change,’ and they laid out their reasoning why, we supported them.”

Of course, the allegations most likely could have included the two incidents revolving the groping of Hunter King’s (Summer, Y&R) breasts, and Muhney’s on and off set behavior as noted by many of his co-stars, in addition to the possibility of other allegations that have not been made public, in any way, at this point in time.

What do you think about Nina Tassler’s comment to the press about Michael Muhney and what transpired between CBS and Sony regarding his dismissal?  Let us know!

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MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Pretty much what I would expect. Very vague, as it should be. This is a private, personnel matter. I doubt Muhney or any other involved parties want details released to the public.

Phyllis Scott
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Phyllis Scott

They keep piling it on. How disgraceful. What happened to “no comment”?

Rosemary Patterson
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Rosemary Patterson

She did say “I can’t comment” but did give what she could about it. What she said was in no way disgraceful. I am a Michael Muhney fan and want him back as bad as everyone else, but people are griping and complaining at every single thing that is said. The fans are tweeting harassing comments to the cast members, I don’t blame them for replying with pretty grouchy remarks, no telling how many rude things have been said to them. On Facebook, I’ve seen many hateful things posted on the cast members pages, again who could blame the cast… Read more »

Linda
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Linda

Exactly, I don’t know what some expected her to say. I respect your kind of attitude and sympathize with fans who have lost a favorite character or actor. I know I would be disappointed if my favorites were written out of the show. MM ‘s fans have every right to be disapppointed. I even understand them choosing to not watch any longer but those who are going on the attack in such a nasty manner make not only other MM and Adam fans look bad but all soap fans look bad. He is hardly the first nor will he be… Read more »

Rosemary Patterson
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Rosemary Patterson

The thing about it, and I say this respectfully to everyone. I know everyone wants answers, I’m curious myself but it’s none of my business when it comes down to it. CBS could be held liable IF this were true. Now none of us want to believe these rumors. He could have been fired for this hubris he spoke about. But IF those leaked rumors are true, his rights would be violated if they expressed why he was fired. Now if YOU were fired, would you want the reason you were fired published on the news, in a magazine, or… Read more »

Michelle
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Michelle

Michael Muhney is innocent until proven guilty. Jealousy is the issue which is probably why the castmates had a problem with him.

Kat
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Kat

i so agree.

Audrey
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Audrey

I also agree. If MM was really let go for sexual harassment.. why wasn’t he immediately fired and walked off the set ASAP? That’s what was done to someone I worked with in the past. Once they continued to allow him to continue working until he finished his storyline, they lost all credibility as far as I’m concerned. I have had enough of all the wonderful actors leaving the show and will stop watching Y&R after 1/30. I hope all the fans the way I do will also boycott so that CBS starts listening to the fans. Besides hiring MM… Read more »

Linda
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Linda

TOTALLY AGREE … EB was feeling his age and his ego couldn’t accept it is time to pass the torch! BM and MM WERE THE PERFECT next generation cast members to carry Y&R forward, and EB HAD to be in charge, and have the last word, no matter how much he protests too much!

sandy
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sandy

I’he watched Y&R for 40 years!!and I’m only 46. MM is awesome and perfect to accept the next Newman generation torch. Love him with Chelsea, I wish they would just bring him back. I love watching him, and will follow him, hopefully to prime time. Will miss you, MM 🙁

Verna
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Verna

Linda, I agree with you. I bet EB sighed in relief when MM left. EB should have left the show a long time ago. He obviously couldn’t even remember his lines and improvised his own. This irked MM BECAUSE IT COULD BE V. FRUSTRATING.
Jealousy is the only reason why he was fired. HK is only a catalyst. Who can believe this nonsense? She doesn’t even have anything to grope!! There are more better endowed actresses in the show!
” If people want to bring you DOWN…it is because you are far ABOVE them”

Linda
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Linda

Come on. You honestly think this all boils down to jealousy? So SONY, CBS, the producers of Y &R , the head of CBS programming and most of the actors were so jealous of MM that they all plotted in a conspiracy against the victimized MM. And on top of that they got all the media to go along. Do you know how ridiculous that sounds. MM was fired because he became more of a problem than what he was worth having him on set. That is on him, nobody else. He even admitted his arrogance was his downfall. Why… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

My thoughts on this now when ever anyone brings it up we call it Boob-Gate! No disrespect but it is over and done with and quite honestly when you think about it you can’t blame the actors for defending JFP a lot of them are to old or too weak of actors to find jobs anywhere else. I find the show very dull and repeating the same old same old how many times is Sharon going to roll her eyes and almost tell the truth. And as for everybody wanting MS/Phyllis to come back if she does then she is… Read more »

Janet
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Janet

Exactly!! MM screwed up and some of his nut job fans want to blame everyone but him. Yes, it is all a great big conspiracy against him. If people really thought about it they would realize how ridiculous they sound.

Rockel
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Rockel

I don’t know what to say about that. Again they are dancing around the issue. No one answers questions outright. I fully support MM as an actor. I don’t believe the allegations about groping and NO I DO NOT SUPPORT sexual harassment of any kind. The story is just a little to “convenient”.

Laurel Twist
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Laurel Twist

I say bs. I have NEVER witnessed a company take so long to comment on something to potentially detrimental. Also makes sense, the news of the renewal over shadowed THIS as planned & hoped.

Mary
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Mary

… more nothing. I’m sure legally they can’t say anything .. but still.

Maria
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Maria

It doesn’t matter what they say at this point if it isn’t just MM firingit is also the awful stories, writing and acting. I have watched from day one and MM’s firing was the last straw no longer any reason to watch. I watched JFP destoy Guiding Light and now Y&R don’t know what the PTB see in her. Her writing sucks sjhe hires her favorite actors who suck i no longer have any interest in this show

Kat
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Kat

JPF destroyed my beloved show Guiding Light and now she’s destroying YR.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Kat…I know how you feel. After JFP killed off Frankie Frame (my ALL-TIME FAVORITE AW character), I had a very hard time watching AW after that. Emotionally brutal.

Verna
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Verna

It broke my heart when GL was cancelled. I still have the taping of the last episode…Reva and Josh riding off into the sunset. Very sad.

Terie
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Terie

I’m with you 100%. I stopped watching B&B a couple years ago too. Bad writing, poor acting. Michelle left and Jeannie died, now with Billy and Michael leaving, the show is just lacking interest. Story lines are just plain stupid now. Anyone who reads EBs twitter knows he is not a very nice person too.

timmy
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timmy

Terie I so so so agree with you!!!!!

Nancy
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Nancy

I think you meant Y&R, not B&B.

Realbionicwoman
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Realbionicwoman

It’s the exact same no – answer statement everyone else is giving – big deal.

Elisa
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Elisa

Doesn’t matter at this point. #TeamMuhney ALL THE WAY!!! A life long watcher of Y&R I’M done with Y&R and will boycott CBS and their sponsor’s products after Muhney’s last air date of 1/30!!! I have already started to watch GH. I am sure I will not be the only one, as there are thousand of #TeamMuhney fans out there!

Bernice
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Bernice

They really are doing a bad job of appeasing the viewers. We are the reason the show has been around all these years. I stopped watching a couple months ago. I could not go through another childs death specially after Kays death. Just too somber. I watch tv to entertain not make me sad. I think alot of people felt the same way and viewership is down. I did like Adam but found his character too intense. With him and Billy gone there is no reason to return. I thought I might just take a break but am watching GH… Read more »

Marilyn Bishop
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Marilyn Bishop

I totally agree with you, the Y&R is the only Soap I watch, but have lost interest now MM is leaving.The end of the month is it for me. I guess I will find something more productive to do during that time.

Janet
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Janet

See ya!! Don’t let the door hit you, and all the fans that want to leave. The show will go on and not one of you disloyal fans will be missed. Fans of a show are fans of the show and do not leave over an actor. It is ridiculous.

Rosanna
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Rosanna

Seriously??? this kaka is why people tune out, they maybe renewed but that does not mean people will continue to watch. Glad too see where they stand *rolls eyes*

Jay Ell
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Jay Ell

They are still not telling the truth, why did they renew his contract if he was behaving inappropriately and why did they keep him on after he as supposed to have done something wrong and then drop him on Christmas Eve, there is something rotten here and no matter what they say I will no longer be watching Y& R.

Nicole
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Nicole

And what about the fans? Did anyone think of us? Do any of you ever watch these shows or read all the posts and understand just how unhappy the fans have been for so long now since JHK took over? Did you realize that predictions of the shows demise and the loss of great long time character actors would be the assured outcome once she took over…and that it came true? Do you see or believe it even now??? You should! Because of Jan 30/14 and all through Feb and beyond the beloved fans of Y&R are saying goodbye and… Read more »

I Love GH
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I Love GH

I do think that the PTB felt justified in MM’s firing, and I think the actors who spoke out offer a glimpse as to how unliked he was on set. Even so…

Your post reminds me of exactly how I felt with AMC before it went off air (Dixie dying from pancakes!). You are right, and Y&R has had enough change. Fans become heartbroken then angry and finally tired when they can’t recognize their beloved show. You made a great point.

Marie
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Marie

Justified? Ummm, no, I don’t think so. How can any business possibly justify killing their goose that lays the golden eggs? Just because MM was connected to the fans, cared about the integrity of his work and the integrity of the show and took his job SERIOUSLY does NOT justify firing him! He challenged his coworkers to bring more power to the scenes, but apparently some of the veterans didn’t appreciate that. Not only did the PTB disregard the fans who were growing weary of the awful, awful writing, but then they tried to vilify MM with vicious, unfounded rumors.… Read more »

Julz
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Julz

You have said my thoughts PERFECTLY Marie!!!! This show is ruined! I have watched my ENTIRE LIFE… Completely heartbroken!!! 🙁

Verna
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Verna

Marie, you have voiced our thoughts beautifully! What is there to watch anymore? Victor Newman’s vile character , Sharon reduced to a psycho, Nikki’s whining , Avery jumping ship at the drop of a hat, and filler actors just marking time..in la-la-land.etc; etc? This is not what we bargained for. Look at all the stupid story lines. Soap Operas are not Fairy tales. They don’t have to take us for fools. 1. In which Hospital in the whole of USA can a ding bat go and change DNA results?? The writers didn’t have the intelligence to make her bribe a… Read more »

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Marie…that was quite an emotional rampage you went on there…VERY BEAUTIFULLY!!!!! VERY WELL SAID!!!!! Let’s face it…Y&R is sinking faster and faster than quicksand…YIKES!!!!! Marie, here are a few thoughts of my own: 1. Of course that Jill Farren Phelps is killing Y&R!!!!! And, look at all of the other soaps that she has ruined over the years…AW, GH, GL, OLTL, SB and now Y&R. That woman is a MONSTER!!!!! 2. A frickin’ INSULT…VERY TRUE!!!!! I don’t know ANYONE who would leave their young children ALONE in a vehicle…daytime or nighttime!!!!! DUMB AS HELL!!!!! 3. Storyline-wise, I wish that Y&R… Read more »

studio33128
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studio33128

Marie, I totally agree with you. Michael Muhney was demonizes because he’s a classically trained actor who cares about the quality of his craft and spoke out to try and improve the scenes that he was in. Apparently a lot of the other actors were not as brave and settled for just delivering their lines and cashing a check, and that’s why we are left with dribble. I look forward to following Michael Muhney and Michelle Stafford in their future endeavors. They are both far too good for that crappy show. Here’s hoping Y&R a rapid death and a much… Read more »

Kaleesi
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Kaleesi

Mary I give you a standing ovation!!! It’s not just the firing of MM that will have me tuning out its really the fact that all the quality actors will no longer be gracing the screen on Y&R on top of the terrible writing. Don’t they realize that its these fantastic actors who make these dumb storylines watchable??? The H&R storyline is a total flop. None of the evidence they have written in gives any definitive indication that Adam is the culprit! Very BAD writing. Wanna bet that MM’s replacement will be some cheap FOJ that can’t act out of… Read more »

Sharleen
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Sharleen

Marie, Julz, Verna, Jaybird369, studio33128, and Kaleesi I give all of you standing ovations for every word you have all said. I feel exactly the same way and after watching for over 30 years my DVR will stop recording the Y&R after I watch the final performances of the only two actors who have made me continue watching as long as I have. Especially MM. All of you have covered all the reasons why the Y&R is not the great, must watch show that it once was. I can’t add anything more except that I am sad. What is even… Read more »

timmy
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timmy

Marie, excellent, excellent excellent, excellent, analysis, my family so agrees with you!!!! Don’t forget Mrs. C left her billions to a grandson she just barely knew, with all those other family and friends around, STUPID STORYLINE! She would never have done that, like ever! Sharleen, your added comments fit how I feel and are part of why I quit watching myself. Blaming Adam for the death of a child who was part of everyones life on this show, ruined it for me. BYE YR, BYE BYE

Rose Black
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Rose Black

I agree. I do not choose to quit watching Y&R but am forced to stop watching because of all my favorites leaving, bad writing, bad story lines and repeated story lines. I will miss some of my remaining favorites, but in the end, MM & BM leaving was the final straw. Such a sad day for me cause I watched from Day 1. Can they not see how upset the fans are or do they just not care? If money talks, then fans walking might be what it takes for them to see reality. So sad for the good actors… Read more »

Geri Bowling
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Geri Bowling

CBS/SONY WILL BE THE DEMISE OF Y&R!! THEY NEED TO RECONSIDER LETTING MICHAEL MUHNEY GO!!! THERE ARE WAY TO MANY “BAD” DECISIONS AT ONCE!! I NO LONGER WATCH AND THEY WILL LOSE A LOT OF VIEWERS AFTER JAN. 30!! I THINK THEY MIGHT BE WAITING TO SEE IF THIS BLOWS OVER!!! NOT GONNA HAPPEN!!! I HAVE NEVER SEEN FANS SO UPSET OVER THE FIRING OF AN ACTOR ON A SOAP! OBVIOUSLY THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT THEIR VIEWERS. BOYCOTT Y&R AFTER JAN 30TH!!! MAYBE THEY’LL RECONSIDER!!!!

timmy
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timmy

Geri I so agree with you!!! I quit watching already because of all this.

Janet
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Janet

Buh bye! Don’t you “fans” of the show realize they ad to fire him? What he did was criminal. And Y&R had a responsibility or possibly face a law suit. The U.S. justice system take sexual harassment very seriously. But I know some of you nut jobs think he is God and could not have possibly done what he is accused of. Please. Will be glad to see him and all of you so called fans of the show gone! Maybe then there will be no more complaining about something that is. not. going. to. change.

su0000
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su0000

Michael Muhney is awesome..
Michael Muhney is 1 of Y&R..

They made a huge mistake letting him go, and it will show in the ratings..

Executives of networks are like politicians and spin to make them look better and righteous..

Michael Muhney !!! hope to see you soon where ever you end up .

shelley trudell
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shelley trudell

This is not even a story. Nothing was confirmed except they wanted a change and they got one. Good luck with their ratings in 2015 with 1/2 the viewers.

Karen
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Karen

This will bite Y & R where it counts – the ratings. The best actors have now left and so will your audience.

Marie
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Marie

I think this is garbage reporting. What a way to keep a vicious rumor alive and try to ruin the reputation of an actor that captured daytime TV in a way that few others have ever been able to do. As a 30 year fan of this show, I can’t even begin to list all the things they have one to screw up this show over the past two years, but losing MM was by far the most stupid and shortsighted decision of them all. Wherever he goes, I will be sure to follow. LOVE him!!

timmy
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timmy

Marie if your the marie that wrote the above, you should send it to CBS and everyone you can, great anaylsis. He was best actor to come onto the daytime scene in decades… Michael Muhney. no matter what happened with him, the show has gone down the tubes in the past year and a half.

Janet
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Janet

So sexual harassment is ok as long as an actor is good? Nice way of thinking there, Timmy! I hope you never have a daughter.

jmc
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jmc

I will not be watching Y& R without Michael Muhney as Adam Newman. Bye Bye Y&R.

timmy
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timmy

As one commenter said above and is worth repeating, What a sad note for Billy Miller to go out on. Adam will be labeled a murderer by everyone left and he never was. I will never believe that he hit that precious little girl. He did everything he could do avoid her dog, and stopped to see that the dog was okay. STUPID, you writers at YR make us fans look like IDIOTS!!!!! So glad I am done with this mess of a show and yes its sad after watching for over 20 years!

Janet
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Janet

Buh bye! Me and the rest of the loyal show viewers will continue to enjoy it! And there are many more of us than you people pretend there are.

su0000
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su0000

”According to TVG Canada’s David, Nina Tassler made this statement: “I can’t comment on any of the allegations, I can only say that when the producers and Sony [Pictures Television] came to us and said, ‘We want to make a change,’ and they laid out their reasoning why, we supported them.””

Not even the President, CBS Entertainment, can tell as a fact that the ‘alleged’ boobie incident is fact..
She uses ”allegations” = no facts ..

Sony said;
”We want to make a change”

and they laid out their reasoning why, we supported them.”

Kaleesi
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Kaleesi

It may be picking on semantics but the line is “We WANT to make a change”. Would they not have said We NEED to make a change if their hand was forced? It just doesn’t sound to me like they had no other choice and that statement matches what MM said in his interview when he was told they would give Adam a break and change actors.

wolfsmistress
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wolfsmistress

They would have needed to make a change because Michael Muhney had signed a two year contract with CBS/Sony to be on Y&R for another two years (through March of 2015) in March of 2013. The only way to get rid of him was to fire him by saying they were going to “give Adam a break for 3-6 months then bring him back as another actor,” which is what Muhney stated Jill Farren Phelps had told him was the reasoning behind his being let go. Sounds like CBS/Sony/Y&R wanted to get rid of Muhney (a very popular actor) for… Read more »

Kaleesi
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Kaleesi

wolfsmistress, Burton is the reason I could no longer watch GH!!! He was in every storyline, relentlessly shoved down our throats and I couldn’t take it anymore. I suspect this is about to happen on Y&R and I say NO THANKS. I agree with your theory. With Miller and Muhney around, there was no room for Burton to be accepted on the front burner. They knew that outs was the deal breaker for Miller and I agree they purposely denied him so he wouldn’t renew. That way it looks like they tried but its Miller’s decision to leave. Low and… Read more »

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Kaleesi…I feel the same way. I did not care for Steve Burton when he was on GH. No. His (now former) character of Jason Morgan was a real downer…one-note, one-dimensional, bland, boring, humorless, ZERO sex appeal and way too self-righteous. No Thank You. And, with BOTH SB and that WRETCHED Jill Farren Phelps running amok (YIKES!!!!!) on the Y&R set, it’s like DOUBLE the nausea…BLECH!!!!! And, Kaleesi…I especially agree with the last sentence in your posting. There is a PATTERN with those people on the Y&R set…and it’s only gonna get WORSER AND WORSER as time goes on. Beyond sad.

Dar
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Dar

She all but just accused MM… She should be fired along with her colleague JFP ! You should all be ashamed of yourselves cause Bill Bell would have handled this with dignity & discretion, not this freak show version… You are all looking @ the $ signs & that is the bottom line ! The only way Y&R will survive is getting rid of the higher ups & find some fresh talent to replace them… Whoever first leaked this story should be the 1st one fired !!!

In the know
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In the know

where there is smoke, there is fire, if there are rumors of groping…twice…chances are…bye bye MM
and good riddance. there is no room on any soap,show, or in anyones life for groping….good riddance

wolfsmistress
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wolfsmistress

The rumors came from an anonymous source posted on Soaps.com.

Where’s the truth in that? No smoke, no fire, in my books. Period.

Marie
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Marie

So you believe it because… Let me guess… It was on the Internet!

Nice…

wolfsmistress
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wolfsmistress

No, I believe in the adage of “Innocent until proven guilty.” So far, there’s absolutely no proof of any kind toward Michael Muhney that shows he’s guilty of anything other than being an outspoken person. If, and when, proof comes about, then we will see what is real and what is not. Perhaps you have met your French boyfriend on the Internet, and get your information from there, but I still believe in people and the law … and “innocent until PROVEN guilty,” not “guilty just become some dumbo says so on the Internet,” which some tend to believe, hmm?

studio33128
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studio33128

The rumors are just that, viscious rumors. Sexual harassment is a crime. Common sense shohld tell you that you don’t fire someone on Monday for sexual harassment, and then invit them back onto the set to finish filmj ng for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. That just does not happen.Period! Michael’s dismissal was based on his integrity for his craft as an actor. He was not willing just to say his lines and cash a check. He rocked the boat by insisting on better scenes for the show, and jealousy prevailed. Well, it’s Y&R’s loss. Muhney seems to have moved on… Read more »

Janet
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Janet

Such denial from you people. How many of you have been to law school or taken even one law class? Also someone keeps saying it was leaked on Soaps.com. That’s not even true. It was leaked by TMZ. Such little knowledge from such big mouths.

studio33128
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studio33128

Janet, since there’s nothing in my reply regarding leaking a story, Soaps.com or TMZ, I would suggest you forget about law, and take a class in basic comprehension. Comprehension, Janet, is possessing the ability to understand and retain what you have read. And , Janet, I don’t know who “you people” are, since “I” (singular pronoun) am the only one who wrote the reply. Little knowledge? Big mouths? The big mouths, Janet, are in your head. Silence the voices, Janet. silence the voices.

Cathy Thomasson
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Cathy Thomasson

I commented the following on this article: “All Nina Tassler did was cause me to want to re-double my efforts to contact Sony executives and express my great displeasure with how everything was handled. The fan base for Michael Muhney as Adam Newman is by far much stronger than they realize! They will soon witness a mass exodus of fans leaving Y&R now and after January 30th! The change we fans want is the firing of Jill Farren Phelps, and if he will agree to return to Y&R, the re-hiring of Michael Muhney as Adam Newman. I will also tell… Read more »

Rosemary Patterson
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Rosemary Patterson

I’m a major Michael Muhney fan and want him back, too. However, I’ve read some horrible, harassing tweets sent to Eric Braeden, Greg Rikaart, and many other cast members….I’m sure there are many, many others than what I’ve seen. I cannot blame them for being so ill at the fans that are driving them crazy about this. I’m FB friends with several cast members also, and follow some of the cast. The same thing happens on Facebook. The harassment is way out of hand. It’s hard for me to blame them for striking back as much as they are being… Read more »

Janet
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Janet

Exactly. How much can the cast be expected to take? I too have seen horrible things said to them. Why should they have to take it without eventually fighting back? If we (any of us) want to talk trash to anyone we should expect it back, no matter who it is. People are simply not thinking. The show would not have fired such a popular actor had he not done what he was accused of doing. Why bite the hand that feeds you with no reason at all? The fact is he is gone and never coming back. And I… Read more »

ale ol
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ale ol

#TeamMuhney we want a change to, can we have it?!

MEG
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MEG

I WOULDN’T BELIEVE ANYTHING SHE HAS TO SAY ,I’M DONE ON JAN 30TH

Lisa J.
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Lisa J.

Seems like they keep changing the story to suit their needs. Right now, the show sucks. It’s such a bore. I hope it improves.

Dorothy
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Dorothy

Innocent until proven guilty I say….but don’t trash a person until there is proof of their guilt. I’ve been watching Y&R since it started & I’m feeling less interested in it lately. The story lines are stupid, except for Adam. If they need to sack some of their “stars” I would have thought a few others should go before MM & Billy. I’ve been very confused by the Michael/Lauren/Fen story line it’s unreal. If it doesn’t improve I might have to say bye bye & find something else to watch. B&B is suffering from the same complaint – stupid storylines.… Read more »

Wendy
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Wendy

Biggest crock I have ever seen in my life. Sony and CBS should be ashamed of themselves to let such a vicious rumor continue. MM is ADAM. No way do I believe that MM touched HK’s breasts.

Connie
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Connie

Well, you should have thought about it a bit more before tossing out the best actor to have ever graced your set. Shame on you. You will be hemorrhaging viewers as of the end of the January 30 episode. Think about that. Shame on you.

Janet
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Janet

Why do you all think they are going to lose a massive amount of viewers? You all are simply the most vocal. The show will go on. Without Michael Muhney. Which I am happy about because since he did what he did I can’t stand looking at his face.

Georgia Ruffing
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Georgia Ruffing

I think they are covering their butts!!! They let MM go because he showed up EB, from that point on things got out of hand and they did not expect to have such a great uprising with the fans, so now they are grasping at straws to cover up…..even allowing EB to spout dribble as he calls it……only making things worse because they will go down the tubes, fans bailing out as if Y&R was a sinking ship, which it is….one more time proof that Karma is a bi$ch!!! Goodbye old friend!!!! Hello General Hospital……

Janet
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Janet

Buh Bye!

Verna
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Verna

Georgia Ruffing, I have already started watching GH, too. I will be saying Goodbye to Y&R on the 30th. I think listening to EB’s dribble and GR’s nonsense it clearly proves to me that the firing of MM had nothing to do with any stupid “groping”. HK was only a catalyst. There were far more” better endowed” actresses than that, and we are not interested in he said she said. This not the first time that someone has called “wolf” when their advances were rejected.There were obviously other rumblings going on in the state of Denmark. EB has no role… Read more »

Sylvia Herndon
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Sylvia Herndon

As a fan of MM, I stand by him until the accusations are proven true. The execs at Y&R and Sony have to make his firing his fault and I don’t believe what they are saying and it’s two sides to every story and Michael hasn’t given his. Will not be watching anymore after Jan. 30th!!!

Janet
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Janet

Don’t you think there is a reason he has not given his side? This is all so obvious. You must all be drinking some kind of Kool Aid to not see the obvious.

studio33128
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studio33128

Yes, Janet, there is a reason why Mr. Muhney has not spoken about the subject, it’s called tact. Tact, Janet, Tact.

joanne hooks
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joanne hooks

I think the whole thing stinks. I am angry that the best actor on the show has been fired, and they have allowed a smear campaign by others. I have watched for 40 years. No more.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Okay this adds nothing new to what is already out. It is obvious CBS supported the decision otherwise they would not have fired him without their backing and they have already said they can’t comment on the issue at hand– why he was fired. It is non stories like this one that keeps trying to milk the publicity cow on this topic. Enough already, until or unless something truly new is known— I don’t want to hear it anymore about it.

Donna
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Donna

The way this was all handled convinced me to leave, at this point it is the reason Im done. Watching is boring to begin with I fast forward to watch Muhney , he was the saving grace. After reading comments from other actors and seeing who they really are was the icing on the cake. In my mind they were better left as there character they played because after hearing them as actual individuals I think they are all ruthless, backstabbing, publicity hungry human beings. True colors were shown, not pretty to hear. CBS, Jill , Sony, all have lost… Read more »

Kathleen Dominguez
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Kathleen Dominguez

I don’t know what happened with Hunter King, but if it is true, I cannot support Michael being still on the show, but if it isn’t true, then I want him back. I don’t want to believe that whatever he is accused of doing is true. I hope whatever,the truth does come out and the best is for all!

Tim
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Tim

Lets just move on!

Adam #1 was good, he wanted out because of a gay moment between him and another character.

Adam #2 was great. .He was more like Victor and I think Eric and Michael are more like each other in real life and they collided and Eric did and would always win that battle.

Adam #3 TBD BUT maybe this guy will be even better, get along and respect the cast AND have a mustache?

wolfsmistress
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wolfsmistress

Engen was fired by Y&R; he didn’t want out.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

I remember Chris Engen. And, if I remember correctly, CBS ended up suing CE for breach of contract.

wolfsmistress
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wolfsmistress

@jaybird — while it was reported in several places online that CBS MAY sue Engen for breach of contract, (in online tabloids, mostly, once again showing they’re usually the ones who jump on these stories or try to take them further than they really are to go), I have found no record, nor was there ever, that I know of, any breach of contract suit brought by CBS against Engen. Also, I do know that he didn’t quit … he was fired. This is yet another case of “believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you… Read more »

Janet
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Janet

Hi quit! I remember it very well. He did not like the storyline and quit. You can say he was fired all you want but it won’t change the facts.

wolfsmistress
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wolfsmistress

No, I can say with all honesty that he was fired. I can’t say HOW I know, but that I DO know. I was asked not to reveal my source and I won’t, but trust me, he WAS fired. He did NOT quit. And as Muhney quoted Benjamin Franklin, I will repeat that quote for Mr. Engen. “Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see.”
wolfy

Karen
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Karen

Tim, I agree! See what no one is doing is reading between the lines.So here goes:
Nina: He did what? Oh, Hell Yes! Fire his Ass!!

Sue
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Sue

I think MM should be able to defend himself, don’t keep him quiet. I think his co-workers’ names should be known as well!. no hiding behind CBS/Sony.. they should say just why they want him off the set!

joyce fuller
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joyce fuller

,since cbs nd sony is standing behind the firing o Michael/adam I guess the viewers/fans can stand behind one another and not support cbs nor sony. in the months to come you will see a drop in ratings for young & restless and this is sad because its been #1 for 25 years but as the old saying goes ” nothing last forever” good bye y& r we will miss you but will miss Michael/adam more

Marcia Reed
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Marcia Reed

What I think is that CBS needs to watch the show. If they did that, it would become readily apparent that the plots are lame and long-suffering. They go nowhere and are becoming increasingly more boring. As for Michael Muhney, he has been carrying the show as the one you can both love and hate–Classic soap,opera at its best. His character is totally believable and draws in the audience. Seems to me CBS would want the strength of such an actor/character and demand better writing for the show. Too bad viewer opinion isn’t respected. After all, the dedicated audience pays… Read more »

Lisa Adkins
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Lisa Adkins

As a fan of Y & R for over 20 years, I am leaving when Michael Muhney leaves. I think it is a shame that those in charge cannot make an honest statement about what happened. If you want Y & R to remain the number one daytime soap then you had best make some real changes and get rid of the people who are ruining the show.

timmy
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timmy

What a sad note for Billy Miller and Michael to go out on. I am done too Lisa, the writing is awful and our beloved characters a mess. I loved MM too.

Kathy
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Kathy

The fact that no one is coming straight out as to what happened will always leave fans doubtful as to the reason for the firing.
Y&R will be loosing a lot of good fans many like myself who have watched since the show began. The best actors are gone, the story lines are beyond boring, its just the same old, same old.
Good luck Y&R you are going to need it.

Lisa Ward
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Lisa Ward

If they do let michael known as Adam go and don’t make a deal with billy abbotts character I Will be one of the ones not to watch this show. I have watched it for over 45 years and they are both great actors and bring excitement to the show.

Janice Joseph
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Janice Joseph

You guys need to come clean and speak the truth. We are sick of the run around the more you seem evasive and dishonest the more viewers you lose

mo
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mo

The whole thing is sad. Still think CBS/Sony needs to make a statement to fans.

Rob
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Rob

The only thing this proves is that TPTB wanted Muhney gone, period. the man himself admitted he can be a jerk, but these allegations of sexual assault and him being crucified in the press and by his former cast mates is just appalling. Either way, after the 30th this is a non issue for me, I havent even been able to watch regularly for a while with the shit they are airing. The show is beyond boring and this grotesque storyline of Victor trying to steal his grandson is just too much. Nikki and Jill’s golden boy is just ridiculous… Read more »

Rob
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Rob

Farren Pehilp’s golden boy

Fred
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Fred

Check out carrie fisher’s character in the movie Soap Dish. Similar ?

Verna
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Verna

No, Rob, you definitely won’t be the only one “shutting off this crapfest”. I see an exodus on the 31st. I have already started watching GH and am sorry I hadn’t done so all these years, instead of wasting my time in fictitious Genoa city!

k/kay
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k/kay

Be careful what you say on this board it is totally against Muhney though nothing has been proven he is guilty in the eyes of all soap blogs. It will be quite amusing when the truth does ever surface like a relationship gone bad???

Robin Leslie
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Robin Leslie

Michael Muhney’s character and integrity have been attacked by cast members and the press. He, along with millions of people around the world , have had their reputations ruined without a shred of tangible proof. We all await real evidence and “innocent until proven guilty” should prevail. This is about soap opera stars, but They also happen to be REAL people,Hunter King included. As far as Y&R is concerned, Michael is the only actor we,the fans,will accept.He IS Adam Newman so to replace him would result in a large % of the Y&R audience tuning out!!!!!Michael’s ability to make Adam… Read more »

Glenda Fulton
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Glenda Fulton

My husband and I have watched Young and Restless now for the past several years and really without Adam their will be no story line that we care to watch…

Chrissy
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Chrissy

If CBS cares about thier fans at all, give us back MM .. NO MM= No more show for me. Nothing CBS has ever done has ever angered me this much. When we lost k this year, i cried my little eyes out. after 20 plus years of watching this show, K was a part of my daily life. I laughed, i cried each and every day with her. I was still grieving then we lost Phylis. Then Billy. AND NOW MM ?? why do this to us ??? Nobody can fill MM ‘s shoes. He is the most interesting… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“thank you” for sharing your honesty… I well up.. with emotion I cried… for: Katherine: Jeanne Cooper Phyllis: Michelle Stafford Billy: Billy Miller Adam: Michael Muhney Year 2013 is mind boggling… flabbergasted… i’m incensed… that all that is currently going on, and, went down… as it has… with no light… what an aimless production I just love… Eileen Davidson: Ashley I just love… Beth Maitland: Traci and you’ve read it many a time.. Nina, Chance IV, Delia, Carmine…. these actors.. mentioned.. were magnetic… as someone so eloquently stated above… they “transcend” acting…. this was the time.. I was glued… I… Read more »

timmy
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timmy

I so agree with all of you. Since we all feel the same, I believe YR won’t make it, or the people watching are newbees who could care less. Patrick I agree, I loved the stars you love, they made or make the show.

Janet
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Janet

Timmy boy I have been watching for 37 years, so I am hardly a newbie. And I know many people who are not newbie’s who are not going anywhere.

studio33128
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studio33128

Janet, why am I not surprised to learn that you associate with people who aren’t going anywhere? That was for Timmy.

Loreen Packett
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Loreen Packett

No MM on Jan 30th…………………No Y&R for me…………..he and Chelsea are the best story line going and they are going to blow that as well. No one else can play Adam bottom line.

Ladonna Bartlett
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Ladonna Bartlett

With every “new” report that comes out, it makes less and less sense. The execs must really believe that we, the fans, are stupid! When they make nasty remarks about their own fanbase and post these remarks on social media sites, including stating the fact that they are laughing at us, it is infuriating! The fans are the reason they have jobs and this is the thanks we get(?) Well, I refuse to be the brunt of their jokes any longer. I have always believed that most people are inherently good and decent. I can’t imagine being the kind of… Read more »

betty stanley
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betty stanley

Why say anything at all if that was all they said. This whole situation has been very bazaar from the very beginning. They are still hiding the true facts. Why silence the two involved and let everyone else run their mouths and say anything they want to, truth or lie. This MM fan is still Team Muhney. I support Michael Muhney. I have had it with Y&R and I would not watch it after Jan. 30th if they got Ryan Gosling to play Adam Newman. No one can play Adam Newman but Michael Muhney. If anyone should be fired it… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

– Tears – “…Everyone looses in this situation. Michael Muhney lost a job he loved and was very passionate about, and it showed in every scene he was in” I’m with you… and I HOPE… for fans to take a stand… at the outset… Jan. 31, 2014 to just let go… which… to the year in and year out… decades plus… fans… to acknowledge, which shouldn’t be hard to quantify… that the current help, production… and most obvious glare.. is the lack of quality actors missing, with BAD writing… is remiss it’s like my heart for Genoa City has been… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

current help – *helm (JFP)

Ann
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Ann

why did they let him continue taping if all the lies were true then he should have been off the set and arrested.I think there is enough info out there now to know everything that was said of his firing are all lies.As a fan since 1980 I am done with the young and restless,story lines are terrible.

Mo
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Mo

That’s what doesn’t make sense. If he groped a co-worker, he should have been suspended IMMEDIATELY, not allowed to continue working.

They need to bottle some of this drama and put in on the air.

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B&B’s Heather Tom Throws Lead Actress Nominee Luncheon

This year, saw the return of the annual ladies lunch were as is tradition, last year’s winner of the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, throws a luncheon for this year’s nominees.

The reigning women’s champ, now six-time Daytime Emmy winner, Heather Tom (Katie) got this year’s nominees in the category together for a celebration which included: General Hospital’s Genie Francis (Laura), Finola Hughes (Anna), and Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis), along with B&B’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) and Y&R’s Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea).

On Friday, both Francis and Grahn shared pics from the event on their social media accounts.  You can check them out below.

Then, take our poll below: Which actress do you hope takes home the gold next Friday night on the 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on CBS? Let us know via the comment section, as well.

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B&B’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood Talks Motherhood, Steffy’s Opioid Addiction and Love Life on ‘Home & Family’

Daytime Emmy Award winner and a nominee again this year for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Daytime Drama Series, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy Forrester) chatted with Home & Family.

During her segment, Jacqui discussed becoming a mom again for the second time and welcoming her new son, Lenix, and balancing raising two boys with playing the day to day perils of Steffy Forrester.

As soap fans know, last year’s storyline where Steffy became addicted to painkillers provided her with meaty material which landed her as one of the frontrunners for next week’s 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards to air on Friday night, June 25th on CBS.

MacInnes Wood became emotional when telling how Steffy’s addiction intervention helped others, relating: “I was flooded with all of these messages, and this one woman reached out to me and she said her son… it still gets me emotional … but her son was addicted and that intervention was the same thing with her family, and it touched me in such a way and she said luckily that he is sober now.”

Jacqui also talked about Steffy’s on-screen love life …. and her real-life love and husband, Elan Ruspoli.

You can watch the full interview segment here.

So, what do you think of Jacqueline raising a new baby boy, being a mom to the other, while playing Steffy’s emotional storylines? Comment below.

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B&B’s Don Diamont Granted Restraining Order Against Alleged Stalker

The Bold and the Beautiful’s Don Diamont (Bill Spencer) was granted a temporary restraining order in L.A. County Superior Court against 37-year-old Quincy Adams; who Diamont says has been harassing him and his family since back in January.

According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Diamont alleges that Adams took to YouTube saying Don was a Satanist and responsible for COVID, 9/11, and the Iraq war.  In addition, Adams claimed to be connected to him some way from birth.

It was then that Don grew increasingly concerned when the man shared online that he knew where Diamont and his family lived.

Then came June 2nd, when Adams showed up at their front gate and Don received a call from his wife, Cindy.  The police handled Adams from there, but Don was very worried that Adams might harm him, or his family, so he was granted the temporary restraining order against him.

We wish Don and his family nothing but safety in the days ahead.

So what do you think about the claims and actions of Adams on Diamont? Comment below.

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