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Jennifer Landon Reportedly OUT at The Young and the Restless!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Multiple sources (including CBS Soaps In Depth, Daytime Confidential and industry insiders) have been reporting that three-time Daytime Emmy winner, Jennifer Landon (Heather Stevens) has all been let-go from the number one soap, The Young and the Restless!

Landon’s pink-slip comes on the heels of Genie Francis and Debbi Morgan (both Daytime Emmy winners, too), and Marcy Rylan’s walking papers,  all whom were informed by the series last week of their upcoming departures from Genoa City.

The role of Heather Stevens sure has been a quandary for the writers and the producers of Y&R!  First, Vail Bloom took on the role, followed by Eden Riegel. and finally Landon, who just took over the role this past May.

So does this mean, Heather Stevens will finally be gone from the canvas? Or, do you think the show will recast it yet again?

And, who do you think was the best Heather Stevens of them all? Weigh-in! And then let us know who you think might be next in the line of fire from the cast of Y&R?

 

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Rodd
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Rodd

They’re letting a wonderful actress go. I hope they do not recast. This character has been recast too many times in such a short period. Take the character off the canvas.

kara hazen
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kara hazen

I think Jennifer is the best Heather! If it’s a salary problem, they should consider the quality of the show’s actors, that’s where the viewers come in. we want good actors to keep us watching.

gloria
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gloria

Agree, I loved Vail but Jennifer ROCKS espec. w/Daniel. Can’t believe this.

cr
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cr

I agree with both of yall, jennifer is awesome heather and vail was very good.

Teri
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Teri

As Nelson reported in his web magazine, Y&R is in the red and none of these actors came cheap. This can’t be put on JFP, but instead has to rest solely on the shoulders of Maria who went wild hiring actors and out of work sitcom stars in her effort to draw in viewers. All she did was drive YR into the ground and into debt. If YR is to remain on the air and have the vets solidly working and having the salaries they deserve then it’s going to have to come from somewhere. While I feel bad for… Read more »

Liz
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Liz

Yup clearly MAB was also bad at managing the budget costs

mo
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mo

Carmine I think is def out. I hope not with Chels and Jeff. Anita can come on occassionally.

Tucker seems to be a major player though. It all depends on what Jill has planned. That said, I wouldn’t be sad to see him go.

Michael
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Michael

Teri said the following, “This can’t be put on JFP, but instead has to rest solely on the shoulders of Maria who went wild hiring actors and out of work sitcom stars in her effort to draw in viewers. All she did was drive YR into the ground and into debt.” THIS is what fans need to realize. JFP is NOT the one that is doing all of the firings. This is coming from upon high, meaning Sony Pictures and CBS. She is only doing what Sony and CBS ask her to do, which is deliver the news to the… Read more »

Amy
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Amy

I’d like whatever it is that you’re smoking, or your brand of Kool Aid, because clearly you have no clue who Jill Farren Phelps is nor her track record on destroying other soaps. JFP is doing the firings; notice she’s picking and choosing women so far, this is her MO. Sony should have gotten a better EP to replace MAB, that’s the bottomline. Converting a telenovela to English vs producing a soap, two VERY different things. She has done a good job with Hollywood Heights, and that is precisely the type of thing JFP should be doing, most certainly NOT… Read more »

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I only wish Paul Williams, Geonoa City’s whipping boy, could be allowed to have one decent family tie! And I do love Jennifer Landon. She is very good. I thought Eden Riegel and Vail Bloom, too, were capable portrayers of the character. Unfortunately, I am nto sure writers knew what to do with Heather, who she should be. that happens when plot drives character instead of the other way around. But Teri writes some realities and money does talk. Maria Arena Bell did not do Y&R well, it seems. And so, we will endure a stripping down and rebuild of… Read more »

Derrick
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Derrick

Bingo!

susan
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susan

i agree y and r has not been the same in a couple of yrs, eric braden is the star
and we want victor back front and center to clain newman enterprises
and kick that *itch sharon to the curb to be honest all my friends have said she
could be written out and would not be missed

sorry however for debbie morgan and the others but y & r had to do something
to save the show and money

randy
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randy

its sad and unfortunate for the actresses here, so much talent and havveto admit i enjoyed all these characters especially abby and genevieve, so with all the female cuts are they planning to make this a all male gay soapopera,,lmao,,who will be leftfor them to play against,,oh yeah right phylis ,,

Amy
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Amy

The all female cuts is one of Jill Farren Phelp’s MO. Yes, someone else noticed not a single male cut; 2 men decided not to renew. It’s obvious from the comments here that most don’t have a clue about Jill Farren Phelps as a producer. Ask any GH fan why they won the Outstanding Drama Series Emmy. It was due to one storyline, Luke’s intervention. Ask the GH fans all about JFP at the helm and what the show looked like before she became the EP of the show. Her support of Brian Frons alone is enough to make me… Read more »

BETTYEJ
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BETTYEJ

I have been a fan of Jennifer Landom since she first appeared on AS THE WORLD TURN. Nobody can save this show. The producers and writers have took the fans for granted for years and refursed to listen when we got upset over all of the twisted story line and now you have lost fans that are not coming back.

Amy
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Amy

I’m not sure that nobody can save this show, but I most certainly do NOT trust Jill Farren Phelps to do it. Look at her track record for pete’s sake! Another World, Santa Barbara, Guiding Light — ALL GONE. GH is still standing because it is ABC’s pet soap; it is not standing because of her but rather in spite of her. Get ready for some brutal murders of women and let’s get anyone who’s African-American off the show too. The Winters family has pretty much been obliterated. They’re going to bring back Shemar Moore (LOVE him!), who I’m sure… Read more »

Matt
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Matt

Get her over to GH as Elizabeth’s older sister Sarah!

Iakovos
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Iakovos

EXCELLENT IDEA!

Remedy
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Remedy

Nobody can stand Elizabeth or her brother Steven Lars let alone another Webber! JFP is gonna ruin this soap! Maria may have almost tanked it but JFP is going to torpedo it! Watch and see she did it to GH she will do it here.

Amy
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Amy

Exactly Remedy. Honestly, I couldn’t tell you who is the lesser of the 2 evils: MAB or JFP.

mo
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mo

Not totally surprised if she has to make cuts. I don’t really understand Daniel and Heather.

I didn’t fully appreciate Vail until Eden arrived and she bombed. Jen has been doing a good job. I think my fave Heather is Vail though.

If Jen is out, let Heather stay gone for a while.

kalamaty
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kalamaty

Sad to see her go. She really grew on me these last several months. Wishing her well!

Rob
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Rob

Getting rid of Genie Francis, Debbie Morgan and Jennifer Landon make sense. Getting rid of a legacy character like Abby doesnt, I also hope they dont recast her with a cheaper actress. Ditching Chloe would have made more sense.

Now, get rid of Anita, Bonnie Franklin, Tucker, Sarge and Ronan….

They also need to save the character of Micaheal who went from dynamic character to insufferable bore.

Michael
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Michael

Rob, Bonnie Franklin as Sister Celeste is pretty much done now that Victor has moved on from where he was at. Also, Stephen Nichols, Darnell Williams are two of the top male actors that were brought on by MAB that I can see Sony/CBS cutting easily.

Robert Seganti
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Robert Seganti

Vail Bloom can not act.Eden Riegel is one of the most ,if not THE most,irritating and overrated actresses in the history of daytime.Therefore Ms. Landon wins by default.

Kim
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Kim

I’m with you 100%.

karen
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karen

I do like her as an actress but when they paired her with daniel they ruined the character. Daniel’s character still reminds of a teenager especially the way he dresses and they just didn’t have any chemistry. Nicholas or Cane would have been a better match for her.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Well that was quick, the poor woman didn’t even get a chance to get her feet wet and they are dumping her. I think of all the Heathers I like the way the first actesss played her. She more like lady who played April, Heather’s mom. She more like the right age for the character. She played Heather tough when she needed to be but vulnerable like when Adam dumped her. The second actress played her to weak and this one a bit too tough for my liking, so unless they can bring back the orignal Heather I rather see… Read more »

Karen
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Karen

I hope this isn’t true. Why the bloodbath of all the female actors? I can think of a few of the males we wouldn’t miss. Also, they bring Daisy back but let all these others go!? Think they’re making a mistake in getting rid of all of these actresses at once.

Michael
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Michael

Karen, Maria Arena Bell was the one that brought Yvonne Zima (Daisy) back. EVERYONE needs to remember that we are still seeing the scripts that Maria Arena Bell wrote. We will not start seeing Josh Griffith’s material until October 12th. I suspect that Daisy won’t be around much longer. She will be the key to getting Paul off the hook for killing his son. As for these actresses, like I said in an earlier post, these decisions are coming from Sony/CBS, NOT JFP! JFP is only doing what Sony/CBS are asking her to do which is to deliver the message… Read more »

Remedy
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Remedy

JFP has a say believe me. Its like a repeat of GH.

Amy
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Amy

Exactly!! Gotta love how the MAB “haters” are STILL trying to blame her. Jill Farren Phelps IS the person who is doing the firing; THAT’S HER RESPONSIBILITY AND IT IS ON HER!!! LMBO, I wonder for how long we’re going to have to hear this is Maria Arena Bell’s fault: 3 months after Josh/Jill’s episodes air? 6 months? A Year? Congratulations to all you idiots who were giddy at JFP being placed at the helm. They don’t call her the soap killer for nothing. Look up her credentials and see just how many soaps she’s destroyed. And she was Brian… Read more »

Amy
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Amy

Why the bloodbath of all the female actors? Pure and simple: this is Jill’s MO. Check out what’s she’s done with other soaps. And I’m not buying the Kool Aid that Sony is hand picking who should be fired. Again, this is Jill’s MO, get rid of women (by a brutal murder storyline is her preference). Keep drinking that Kool Aid Michael. This has Jill Farren Phelps written all over it. I watched soaps for decades, I’ve seen what she’s done. This is no different.

jeff
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jeff

yeah that’s jill for ya getting rid of the best!

Teri
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Teri

Michael, I agree with you that it’s really frustrating to see some fans already asking for the JFP and Josh to be fired when they haven’t even really had a chance to do anything. They are being blamed for this, when it all goes right back to Sony doing what they need to do now that Maria is gone. If YR is to survive they have no choice and some viewers really need to understand that just like any business, it take money to keep something going and Maria just spent and spent not bothering to look at the bottom… Read more »

Remedy
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Remedy

Sony knows the budget not Actors talent. JFPs doesn’t like females that are middle age or talented Like her long standing grudge with Genie. She is a very envious women.

Amy
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Amy

Exactly Remedy! Anyone who knows anything about JFP knows she doesn’t like middle aged female actresses. Apparently some folks only have seen Y&R and haven’t seen what JFP has done to other soaps, most of which are now cancelled BTW.

If Sony wanted to take over, they really should have gotten a different EP. JFP is not the answer.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

SOMEONE PROMISE ME TRICIA CAST WILL STAY!

I worry with all the let-go’s we may lose Ms. Cast who is so so so so so so good. She is so genuine as Nina. You cannot help but root for her.

Teri
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Teri

Iakovos, Tricia Cast is supremely talented and worthy of a story line, but unfortunately Maria was more interested in giving into the demands of Michelle Stafford to be a heroine. Michelle isn’t unlike Eric in that way and these two made demands not caring what the ripple affect would be on their cast mates. I wouldn’t mind one bit if Eric or Michelle both had their characters bumped to recurring for at least six months to a year. It’s been an embarrassment to watch the assassination of many characters all to give Michelle her glory story line with all the… Read more »

Michael
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Michael

Teri,

You said the above so perfectly! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Derrick
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Derrick

Hoping Tricia Cast stays too!

Derrick
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Derrick

Really was warming to Jennifer Landon!! Hope Y&R change their minds!

RICKIE
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RICKIE

As a Y&R viewer from the beginning, one of the show’s legacies was grooming new talent never before seen on daytime TV: William Gray Espy, Brenda Dickson, Julianna McCarthy, Jaime Lyn Bauer, Tom Hallick, Trish Stewart etc. Even the show’s early 1980s remake brought out more: Jerry Douglas, Terry Lester, Eileen Davidson, Beth Maitland, Doug Davidson, Carolyn Conwell. In recent years, the show’s hijacking of “big name” daytime stars underminded that unique tradition. As much as I love Debbi Morgan, Marcy Rylan and Genie Francis, they are not “Y&R” classics. That said, I think the show unfairly dumped Vail Bloom… Read more »

Christine
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Christine

It’s too bad that everyone is going like a fire sale … if only Y&R had the money.

The ones with the talent are the ones going while we are left with the ones (Kyle, Eden, Fen) that really need to go, but I am sure they are less expensive. It’s just not fair.

Jennifer Landon did the best as Heather since Vail Bloom. To me, she brought the sexiness and feminism back the way Vail did. Nothing against Eden Riegel, but she just did not have it as Heather. She was a great Bianca on AMC, though.

cr
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cr

You are right on the money.

Shelly
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Shelly

Cast trimming was absolutely necessary in order for the show to survive. Heather was, and has been, a difficult character to cast because she was disconnected from everyone, including Paul. JFP needs to concentrate on rebuilding core families. This is the formula that always worked for soaps. (No doubt ABC is smarting over it’s decision to cancel One Life to Live, it was the family drama that kept us tuned in).

Kevin
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Kevin

I always WANTED to like Jennifer Landon but never could.

Even when she was on “As the World Turns,” the actress always reminded me of a cat. You know how cats have that attitude about them as if they are saying, “I am so much better than you!”

That’s always the way I felt about Landon and her type of acting: as though she feels she is a better person than everybody else.

boes
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boes

I think she was really making Heather a viable character for the first time in quite a while. And personally, it’s a shame that she’s lost her job so soon after acquiring it.

MAB was a disaster, but JFP makes me nervous.

ben
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ben

to answer the original question, I was a fan of Vail Bloom and loved her emmy nominated performance as Heather. It all seemed to go downhill for the character after she quit. ER was a disaster and JL?, what was she in, like 20 shows before they fired her? Put Heather to rest please you guys really f*cked up here. And JFP, if u are listening, send whiny Kevin, Chloe, Gloria, Tucker and talentless nu-Abby away too. And PLEASE backburner schitzo Phyllis so we don’t have to hear her repeating the same likes over and over ” what am I… Read more »

aria
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aria

The best thing to happen Y&R is JFP, thanks for letting Genie Francis go, we at GH will happily welcome her back. good luck Y&R.

cr
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cr

Gh did not genie right and why heck would like to return?

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Like Jennifer Landon alot. Wish her all the best.

kalamaty
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kalamaty

Loved JL in the role of ‘Heather’! If they are trying to change Y&R so drastically, though, may I suggest what so many people are chatting about online: rehire Victoria Rowell as Drucilla and bring back Stacy Haiduk as ‘Patty/Emily”. Two phenomenal actresses who made such an impact on the show! Viewers would eat that shit up!!! Listening CBS?

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

BIG MISTAKE!!!!!

Jennifer Landon is an asset to the series as Heather Stevens. I loved Jen’s characterization of the character. This is truly the biggest casting shocker for me, and is truly a screw up on Jill’s end. But I guess it’s the politics of the soap business. I understand it. I truly do!

cr
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cr

You are so right

Bart
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Bart

With fly members going what is going to happen to those left behind? Billy leaving & Victoria is on her own. Debbie Morgan leaving & the current Devon is being recast….why bother? Paul’s son is dead & now dgtr., Heather is leaving so Paul if he hasn’t been axed has no family. If Summer is being replaced/leaving & Daniel & Lucy is leaving , Phyllis may not have any kids to worry about if she isn’t sent away to prison. Noah is being replaced …these actors have aged accordingly…now you want someone more mature & sexy or whatever…but they are… Read more »

turtle
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turtle

disgusting…ONLY reason I tuned into YR was cause JL was ‘Heather’….took that character and did an amazing job w/ crappy writing….What a waste to dump her….SO many others (Abby, yay! gone, Eden, Chloe, really…all of ’em ‘cept a few (NOT Eric Braeden/Michelle Stafford….can we say, ‘overrated’? vets….Loved the relationship btwn ‘Paul’ and ‘Heather’, as portrayed by Jen Landon…..she needs to stay or I’m done w/ YR for good!

cr
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cr

I would got rid jessica heap( eden) way before jennifer landon.

Gloria Molnar
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Gloria Molnar

I say get rid of the Winters clan, except Devon. Neil no longer serves a purpose without Drucilla. Lily and her silly twins can be killed off. Bring Jess as Jill. Bring in a love interest for her. How abuot John Wesley Shipp or Robert S. Woods or Walt Willey? It seems that JFP is getting rid of the good actresses (Jennifer, Debbi and Genie) and keeping on the dead weight (Sofia, Anita, and the aforementioned Winters clan). Lindsay Workman stunk as Summer Louise Newman. Not a great loss.

cr
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cr

i would not get rid of neil winters. Big fan blacklash

Debbie
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Debbie

I like Jennifer, esp. W/Daniel. She is the best Heather. If they take her off, they will probable lose a lot of viewers. Next we’ll hear Y&R will end. Please reconcider.

cr
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cr

Letting jennifer landon was stupid and cutting three other actress was dumb. I would have fired daisy, sofia, anita, kyle, carmine and even sarge. They cut some talented female actresses.

Deborah
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Deborah

Next to Vail Bloom, Jennifer Landon is the BEST Heather! I love the chemistry between Heather & Daniel. I also loved Jen on ATWT. What’s next for Daniel? Poor Guy. Pls don’t tell me his psycho wife/baby Momma will be returning. Ahhh, yes the infamous disappearing act of Daisy and the women who broke her out of the asylum (possibly a reincarnated Sheila? Really?). Please let that storyline DIE! I will also miss Genie Francis–her storyline was never fully developed. She went from the ultimate psycho to Jack’s double crossing fiance. Let’s not forget the remorse she felt about how… Read more »

margaret
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margaret

i think it’s pretty sad y&r’s letting jen landon go. in the first place, getting her was a coup; second, this could be an avenue worth exploring for daniel, another FINE young actor but who languishes on the sidelines most days, wasted. do they not have a CLUE? they let eileen slip thru their fingers…now willingly punting this gem of an actor? or are they trying to shut the show down….slowly and painfully? if that’s it, then get it the hell over with; don’t fritter away the best actors, though. i genuinely believe the writing has improved 100% with this… Read more »

margaret
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margaret

p.s. to email above-i could NOT find jennifer on twitter. i wanted to send her a note of praise to her abilities, sad she’s gone AND bitch about how STUPID her bosses/sony are/is. really sad. she just got the character developed and is the best of the three portraying “heather” in two years…..she’s defining it, making it her own and doing a wonderful job; not to mention she actually resembles the “daughter” of “paul” — silly, silly decision. i feel the same way about debbi morgan and genie francis; why bring them on for 10 min? still, jennifer will leave… Read more »

Kat
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Kat

I remember the days when Y&R had a limited cast and you saw most of them frequently. What happened to that idea? That said, I will miss all of those leaving. Probably Billy and Jennifer most.

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