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Just what is going on with Melody Thomas Scott's status at Y&R?

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Fan favorite and legendary daytime actress, Melody Thomas Scott of The Young and the Restless took to twitter last week to announce to her fans that last week’s airshow ( as of now) had been her last and she has not seen any scripts with her name on it since.

As a follow-up last evening, MTS took to twitter again to elaborate and field some questions from her beloved fan base, who are craving more Nikki Newman!  Here is what Melody expressed in her tweets: “OK, to answer various queries: After years long pain from a neck injury, I finally had surgery on 3 discs in neck. That was 12/27/10. I returned to work on Jan 7th (approx) Continued working regularly til 4/28, when I shot what turned out to be my last scene.  Had not been told by ANYONE that that was my last scene, day, show, episode, whatever u want to call it. Time passed on. It dawned on me that were no more scripts coming in mail. And here we are. ”

So what is going on here? Is Melody written-off? Are the powers-that-be sending Nikki away to rehab and holding her there for several months until budgetary constraints are lifted?  Let us know your thoughts, and if you are going to missing boozing Nikki, as much as we are!

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I just wish Y&R and Sony would communicate with the actress. If she is on unpaid leave for four months because of the budget, then they should tell her so! Y&R has had a lot of backstage drama about $$$ in the last few years. Quite simply, to keep the show financially responsible, people have to take cuts and airtime has to be divided differently.

I do hope the folks at Y&R do realize the importance of Nikki and how much fans love and adore Melody!

lisamaria
lisamaria

I cannot believe this news. I am sick over it. MTS is a staple on this show. It cannot go on without her. This sucks and they BETTER GET HER BACK!!!

jovigirlem
jovigirlem

I will miss Nikki… I thought it was weird the way they hurried up and showed her drinking and going to rehab again. GC isn’t the same with out her. She needs to be back on air to help Katherine deal with her drama- and tell her she is wrong in how she is handling Tucker/Ashley/Jabot….

Devoted Fan
Devoted Fan

I wish MAB would stop trying to reinvent the wheel.

Derrick
Derrick

I don’t know what to say. MAB, what is going on with you????

n fisher
n fisher

I haven’t really liked how they have portrayed Nikki for some time now. But I can not see this daytime show without her. She does play a very big part in the main family. I think that is what the reason was for letting go the actress who played jana was told. That they wanted to keep with the main faimilies. Melody don’t leave!

kay killgore
kay killgore

The rumor is she gets 10,000 per episode I can’t beleive that but I have heard from 3 sources! .!

Edgar Smith
Edgar Smith

I just read an interesting item on another site that also says she gets $10k per episode. The unnamed source basically puts the blame on MTS for the failure to use Nikki. They say that MTS is the highest paid actor on the show and won’t budge on her fee and that the show can’t afford to use her right now.

Mia
Mia

There are some people on the show that must stay, no matter what they get paid after spending their life here. The show is about three families, and these members carry the show, both good and bad. I am all for fair pay, but I see no difference in paying MTS what she wants, than giving it to a high priced younger male actor who thinks he worth much more than he is, or what it cost to get Genie F to come from GH. I think that was a total waste. Keep the stars we’ve watched and loved from so many years, and stop hiring stars from other soaps.

If Maria Bell is reading this, Please bring back Nikki NOW. Victoria, Nick, Katherine, and Victor all need her. She is one of the back bones of Genor City and Y&R. I can’t imagine the show without her, or the head of Y&R being so silly to loose her. I want Nikki back now.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

If you take Niki off you might as well take Victor also. I don’t know about anyone else but I want to see Billy and Vicky back as a family with Lucy and Reed. It’s time she got her son back. They are a great couple. She keeps him grounded and he shows her the fun side of life. (She was always too uptight before).

Phoenix
Phoenix

Nicky is the best and most believable actress on Y and R! She should be treated
better and respected after some 30 years on the show. What is the producers problem? I can see why diane was let go but Nicky? Have some class and realize
your CLASS ACTS are people like Nicky and Victor and they belong together until
the show ends!!!! If Melody isnt asked back I am not watching the show anymore it will be DRY and BORING without the wonderful, original Mrs. Newman!

kimberly
kimberly

I have and will not watch the show until Nikki is back. Please Melody come back. MAB is dumb to bring on genie francis. get rid of her and bring back our Nikki now. I miss watching the show very much. But I will not watch till she returns. At least give report telling us when she will return . You owe her fans that much MAB.

shirley and the crew
shirley and the crew

The Newman Family is just not complete without Nicky. PLEASE bring her back sober and less fragile!!!!!!

shirley and the crew
shirley and the crew

The Newman Family is just not complete without Nikki. PLEASE bring her back!!!!!!!

Bosha
Bosha

Nikki needs to come back to Y & R but forget the boozing..There is too much of it
on the show as it is. Not good for young teens to be seeing these characters to be sitting at the bar and restaurant drinking every time you turn around. It I was to stop watching, it would be because of the dtrinking t hat is going on on the show.

CC
CC

PLEASE don’t kick MTS off this show….She completes Y & R!!!!!! We want her back… and SOON!!!!

scarlett
scarlett

I miss her Nikki. That is the only reason I watched the show all these years. Of course
I will include Victor as well. The rest are boring..Give us Nikki back. She was outstanding in her role.

Mrs. B
Mrs. B

Let Nikki take her rightful place on Y&R. Also lets bring back Dru , that’s a great idea!!

General Hospital

GH Head Writers: Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor Reveal More Details On Michael E. Knight’s New Soap Role

When daytime favorite Michael E. Knight debuts on General Hospital on September 30th, he will not be coming to Port Charles as his former All My Children alter-ego Tad Martin; but instead will be playing a different character.

EW.com has first look photo of Knight in his new role and spoke directly to General Hospital co-head writers, Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor for the scoop on the ever-popular Knight’s return to ABC.  On GH. Michael will indeed play a new role.

According to the scribes: “There are a number of people in Port Charles who are in trouble and his character will have an impact on how their stories are solved or further complicated.”

Both Van Etten and O’Connor shared: “As we were writing his character, we found out that oh, we have even more use for him! It’s helpful to know who the actors are in this situation. We have lots of ideas on how we can expand his character and cross-pollinate his character.”

As to how long Knight will be sticking around Port Charles, that was not offered-up, but what was is that Michael’s new character will mix it up with Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) with whom Knight worked with on All My Children when James played Will Cortlandt.

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Because ABC now has the rights back in their possession to use the characters from One Life to Live and All My Children, Van Etten expressed: “We have conversations when we have these actors come back about whether it’s more useful or not to resurrect their characters. “=We’ll continue to have these as the opportunity arises.”

So, what do you think Michael E. Knight’s role will be based on these tidbits from the GH scribe? Share your theories via the comment section below.

 

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Peter Weber Is Revealed To Be The Next ‘Bachelor’

On the season finale of Bachelor in Paradise, the big question was finally answered.  Who would be the next star of the upcoming season of The Bachelor.  Well the wait is over and it turns out to be one of the runner-ups from Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette.

Pilot Peter Weber has nabbed the spot of the next ‘Bachelor’ when the reality-competition series returns for its 24th season in January of 2020.  Weber follows Colton Underwood as the guy who will hopefully hand out a final rose to one woman that steals his heart from the bevy of contestants.

Weber and Hannah Brown’s chemistry was undeniable during this season of The Bachelorette.

After expressing his love to her and spending a memorable night in a windmill together, America was left shocked and heartbroken with Hannah’s decision to end the relationship. making him the second runner-up for her season.  Returning back to his home from Greece, Peter was forced to confront his pain and pick up the pieces of his broken heart.

Now, Peter is back to look for love a second time.   He said of the opportunity during a brief appearance on the Bachelor in Paradise finale: “I feel so grateful right now just to have this opportunity. “This is life-changing.”

So, are you glad Peter was named the next ‘Bachelor’? Comment below.

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‘Chad & Abby In Paris’ Chapter 2 Set To Debut On The DOOL App As The Story Continues

The story of Chad & Abby in Paris will soldier on after its very successful first chapter launch.  News today is that Days of our Lives will be releasing the second chapter on the young DiMera couple abroad from Salem on the DOOL app starring Billy Flynn (Chad) and Kate Mansi (Abby).

The next set of 8 episodes brings it with some new and not-so-new faces.   Look for revenge, power, romance and family to play heavily in chapter two .  As after the fallout from the first chapter, this second take of the couple’s journey in Europe kicks off with a surprise visitor from Salem that shakes things up for them.  Will they stay strong together  …. or have more strain put on their marriage?

Be on the lookout for the debuts of Shawna Della-Ricca in the new role of Sylvie and Remington Hoffman as Li Shin, the son of DiMera Enterprises’ Mr. Shin.

Episodes of Chapter 2 of Chad & Abby in Paris will post every Thursday morning for the next 8 weeks on the DOOL app.  Make sure to visit thedoolapp.com for more info on how you can download the free app to your mobile device.

So, excited to see more Chad & Abby in Paris? Who might make a surprise visit to them? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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