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Ex-Y&R Star Victoria Rowell Files Amended Complaint Against Sony and CBS!

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Last month, a judge ruled to dismiss the case filed by former The Young and the Restless star Victoria Rowell (Ex-Drucilla) against her former employers Sony and CBS.  At that time, the judge also mentioned that he would allow future filing under certain conditions.

Well on Wednesday according to Soap Opera Digest, and in statement delivered to them by Rowell, she has picked back up her legal action and is continuing it.

Rowell related:  “On my behalf, my counsel filed an amended complaint to strengthen and clarify my claims of retaliation and discrimination against Sony, CBS and other defendant. We intend to vigorously prosecute these claims.”

Are you glad to hear Victoria has decided to continue to pursue action against her former employers and corporations? Or, do you think at this point it’s a no-win situation for her, and she should drop all  her legal action? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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CeeCee
CeeCee

How can an outsider make a just and conclusive judgment? I do not care what he said/she said issues. None of us is in any position to give a sensible opinion without being privy to her private affairs and those of SONY. C’mon!!

Joyce Thorne
Joyce Thorne

You are right in what you are saying. Unless we actually know what went on, we should not be judging.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

She should drop it…it was her decision to leave the show…Y&R did not drop her because of her race…the story was even left open to a future possible Drucilla return…if it was a race issue then why on earth did she make attempts to get rehired if so bad like she claims..there are several black characters on the show involved in a continuing front and center storyline-not that great of a story but many of the white actors stories are no better, and some like Lauren. Jill, and Colin are poorly underused!

JUDY K
JUDY K

GIVE IT UP AND TRY TO FIND WORK ELSEWHERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ashleigh
Ashleigh

Sheeeesh, amen!!!

SZima
SZima

That’s the problem…after all the shit she’s stirred up, she’ll have a tough time getting hired anywhere!
Who wants to risk the Wrath of Victoria? They would probably get sued too!

JUDY K
JUDY K

YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD WITH THAT ANSWER.

Vicki Black
Vicki Black

I loved her in her role on Y&R. I fear that she doesn’ t have the power to win against such powerhouses. If she can prove discrimination, she should stand up for herself. If not, she should drop it.

Earika
Earika

She needs to drop it!! maybe back when she was on the show there were not many black actors and actresses on the show, but look at it now!! I’d say Sony has done a good job of keeping race a non-issue.

su0000
su0000

That Victoria Rowell comes off as a Kook..
She hasn’t a chance in hades to win,,,.
lol CBS and Sony don’t lose ..
the woman has no proof, just her personal feelings..

Helen
Helen

Please go away Victoria, she is a trouble maker and a has been. Her 15 minutes of fame is over.

Nikki
Nikki

This is just stupid. This women just keeps going on & on with no end in sight. I think she just wants to stay in the news. Let’s face it some gossip is better than none. If and I mean a big IF it is going to be nothing more than a (he said/she said) Didn’t the first Jill Abbott try the same stunt at one time. I think her last name was Dickenson. She blamed Y & R for everything in her life that went wrong.

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

You’re talking about Brenda Dickson.

Nikki
Nikki

Thanks James. I couldn’t remember her name but this story sounds so much the same but without the nationality being the source of it all. I’m actually going to go back and read the story now that you gave me the name. V.R needs to move on. If she is that concerned with actor’s of color she can find another great way to support them. Use her money that she’s blowing on lawyers and put it into an acting school. Help the Black’s who don’t have jobs. Support equality but stop the silliness your making a fool of yourself as well as your native people. In Y & R we have Gwen/Devon/Hilary/Neil/Lilly and they fit right in, You had one tiff with one person and she apologized a million times but you wont take it. Everyone knows you want blood. Stop making a personal tiff a public fight.

Joe
Joe

If she was such a great actress, why didn’t she pop up somewhere other than Diagnosis Murder? After her 2nd Y&R stint, she really hasn’t done much. Maybe she needs to lunch with Brenda Dickson and reminisce about their better times at Y&R.

Timmm
Timmm

She is a troublemaker and is black listed in Hollywood! MAYBE the Empire takes her in? Thats her only chance! Who cares, shes ungrateful.

Mo
Mo

If you read her interview in SOD, it sounds like she’s quite busy.

Geoffrey-Martin Cyr
Geoffrey-Martin Cyr

Karma REALLY needs to come around and give her a swift KICK into reality! >:-( In what parallel universe does she think ANY company will want to hire her after her history of self-entitled delusion is beyond me … I (for one) will NEVER watch anything she’s connected to again… #NotAFan

Rapids
Rapids

This woman continues to shock me. Who quits a job then sues because they won’t hire her back? She will never work in this town again, much less for CBS Sony.
Nuisance law suits like this can go on and on, there are always attorneys looking for high profile work.

Sissy
Sissy

Exactly….and if it WAS such a bad company to work for, as she claims…then why in the world has she tried for years to get rehired with them again?!?!

B.J.
B.J.

It astonishes me too, that she thinks this is the way to correct the mistake she made in quitting that job, because they wouldn’t let her run the show. Trying to make this a discrimination issue demeans her fellow black actors who found CBS/Sony to be a good employer and remain there after all these years.

She should seek other employment and stop chasing an undeserved windfall from a company who rightfully refuses to hire her again, because of her actions.

I enjoyed her as “Drucilla”, and I’m sorry she chose to leave, but I see no reason for CBS or anyone else in entertainment to risk hiring her.

Sissy
Sissy

Amen!

Alan
Alan

Neil and the rest of the Winters family haven’t had a decent story since Dru went over that cliff.

Both sides need to find a way to put this behind them and do what is best for the show. Bring back Victoria!

damien
damien

i disagree, the winters clan is thriving without dru… we have the hilary triangle which imo is the one of the best, truest form of soap opera on the show right now.. qgood ol fashioned love triangle!
the characters in the winters circle are plenty. Neil has had many good love affairs, its just the writing that never fully flushed out his romances… once the hilary saga ends , the writers could always bring back aunt liv, or karen and neils adopted daughter anna and even leslie…
we dont need dru… shes does not behave as a professional , sorry

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

She’s pretty.

Timmm
Timmm

Pretty crazy!

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I don’t think a person is crazy for wanting to work somewhere without being spit on or mocked. I also understand that some people can become uncontrollable and/or crazy from constant abuse.

I read the original claim.

Timmm
Timmm

Yeah, well how come none of the other actors complain about working at Y&R and none have come to her defense? She is a troublemaker, plain and simple!

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

Victoria Rowell!!! Give it up girl. You ain’t got a leg to stand on and a pot to p!$$ in.

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

I have always wanted to see the character of Drucilla back and of course I would want her played by Victoria but doing things like she’s been doing is not going to get her back on the show. At least give us an answer as to what happened when Dru went over that cliff.

Mo
Mo

I don’t really think she has a legitimate claim, but I don’t know everything in her case obviously. I will say this, she thinks she was done wrong and I do commend her for sticking to her guns and fighting even when it seems she’s in a no-win situation. I have been in a similar situation and sometimes you just have to do what you have to do.

Timmm
Timmm

How about getting a freakin job you crazy loon!

Dr Helen Ruth
Dr Helen Ruth

She is ridiculous. She should move on. Obviously Y&R is the least racist soap on the air today. Shame on her for being an opportunist. She isn’t even missed.

evelyn
evelyn

How long is this story is going to play out with the baby,that story has been played so many times before.please end this,don’t like adams line either he should be in pison.

Brett
Brett

This whole thing is as ridiculous as the stupid Prospect Park ABC suit.

Joyce Thorne
Joyce Thorne

I’m glad she has continued on. People need to be made aware that minorities are not getting the same chances as the white race. I know her family and Victoria is a very talented woman plus an educated woman. May God’s blessings be with her in all ways.

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Over the weekend, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny Coinrthos) had been teasing on social media that he was about to debut on Sunday.  Well, it’s here! Benard has launched his brand new website, MB’s State of Mind (www.mbstateofmind.com).

On the site homepage is Benard’s mission statement.  The two-time Daytime Emmy-winner expressed: “State of Mind to me means being 100% present, feeling completely at peace inside of you, not letting your thoughts control your life and always looking for ways to be the best that you can be.”

The new site features merchandise including:’State of Mind” t-shirts in various colors, as well as way to pre-order Maurice’s upcoming memoir, Nothing General About it.   In addition, Benard shares his “Sunday Sessions” in a special section, as well as his upcoming tour dates, with more content to come.

Maurice released a video talking about how ‘State of Mind’ came to him one night following an anxiety attack.

As many know, Benard is a mental health advocate having been very open about his own struggles with mental illness over the years, and how he wants to continue to dispel the stigma of those who battle with it.

The new site offers links to three organizations close to Maurice: Nami (National Alliance of Mental Health), Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, and the International Bipolar Foundation.

Maurice released a video talking about how ‘State of Mind’ came to him one night following an anxiety attack.  Watch it below.

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Make sure to check out Benard’s new site, and let us know if you might be picking up one of the “State of Mind” shirts for yourself via the comment section below.

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EP Ken Corday Shares Favorite All-Time DAYS Storyline Is Marlena’s Possession

While in Australia, Ken Corday, the executive producer of Days of our Lives, sat down for an interviews segment on 9Now’s Today Extra to talk about the rich history and enduring success of the long-running NBC daytime drama series, which is about to celebrate yet another anniversary in just a few short weeks on November 8th.

During the conversation, Ken was asked about his all-time favorite storyline, or if he had a frontrunner within the wealth of twist, turns, romances, adventure, and drama that has been part of the town of Salem for over five and a half decades.  Corday expressed that he did have a frontrunner … and that is was Marlena being possessed by the devil from the mid-90’s.

 

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Ken told the Today Extra hosts: ‘When we took Deidre Hall, the lovely Marlena Evans, and had her possessed by the devil. It was right out of The Exorcist!’

The EP also admitted at first he was reticent to tell the story:  “I first said, ‘No, you’re mad this will never work!’ But we did it for a few weeks, and the story was meant to play out and then end at Christmas, but it ended up going on until Easter.”

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That plot came from the mind of the late soap scribe, James Reilly, and had gone through many twists from when John Black (Drake Hogestyn) was a priest in one of that character’s many incarnations, and at the time, it was John who has to perform that exorcism on the woman he loved, after Stefano (the late Joe Mascolo) left Marlena vulnerable for demonic forces to enter her body.

There was the bed levitating, the yellow eyes, and more, along with Deidre Hall’s great performance, that made this one of the more spectacular soap opera tales ever told on daytime.   In fact, over the weekend, Hall commented on Corday’s choice tweeting:  “Couldn’t have said it better myself!!”

So, would you vote for Marlena’s possession as your top all-time Days story .. or do you have another pick that you think ranks at the top? Let us know your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Just in time for the start of the new season of CWs deliciously wicked soap reboot of Dynasty! News on Friday has that four members of the cast have been upped to series regular, meaning they will be pivotal in story and see a lot more screen time.

According to Deadline:  the third actress to play Cristal Jennings, Daniella Alonso, who debuts tonight in the season three opener has been made series regular. Along with the previously recurring: Michael Michele (Dominique Devereaux), Sam Underwood (Adam Carrington) and Adam Huber (Liam), who have now been upped to major cast status.

Additionally, Elizabeth Gillies (Fallon) seemed to have taken over the the role of Alexis from Nicollette Sheridan.  Is this going to be a doppelgänger story, or not? Time will tell.

The new season gets underway with new showrunner Josh Reims, and Sallie Patrick staying on as an executive producer.

CW’s Dynasty is a modernized reboot of the 1980s primetime soap of the same name, the series follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children.

Glad to hear Sam, Adam, Michael and Daniella are series regulars for season three? Watch what happens tonight beginning at 9PMEST on the CW.

 

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