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Melody Thomas Scott Takes GLOBE To Task For Saying She Trashed Jill Farren Phelps To Susan Lucci!

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Go Melody!  The iconic star of The Young and the Restless took the tabloid the GLOBE to task for their April 7th edition where they report that Melody trashed current executive producer Jill Farren Phelps to none other than Susan Lucci!

There had been rumors started that Y&R was trying to lure Susan to the cast and that Melody told Susan that currently it is not a great place to work!  Melody Thomas Scott took to her facebook page to let the truth be known and here is what she has to say below!

MELODY: “Is it possible for the GLOBE to print an entire article with not ONE shred of truth to it? Well, they’ve done it. In their April 7th edition,  there is an entire page devoted to absolute lies.  It refers to a phone call that I had with Susan Lucci,whom I don’t even know.  Sure, over the years we have run into each other at events, ‘Hello, how are you,’ and that’s it.  She does not have my phone number, nor I hers.  Hey, Globe…There was no phone call!

According to the Globe, I told her that YR isn’t a great place to work these days because of the havoc Jill Farren Phelps has created under her rule. That we are walking on eggshells! In reality, our set has never been as relaxed and copacetic, with a very warm vibe, due to some recent changes made. In my 35 years in Genoa City, there has been only one regime that made us walk on eggshells, and it wasn’t under Jill.   Sure,we were warned of the “Wicked Witch” that was blowing our way, but she has been nothing but a great leader, gracious, professional, approachable and a pleasure to work with. They also intimated that I was upset that my husband (who,btw, has a multi-year contract with “The Bold and the Beautiful,”) didn’t get Jill’s position of EP! Utterly ridiculous! Edward is extremely happy at B and B and would never think of switching shows. I’m sure CBS legal would have a few things to say about that,too! And, Brad Bell as well! Don’t get me wrong: If  Susan were to come to YR I would welcome her with open arms, just as I would any actor coming to Genoa City. It boggles my mind that a rag could print nothing but falsehoods. Usually,there is a small grain of truth,but not this time! Don’t believe everything you read, kids!”

So what do you think about the Globe’s reporting on this item?  And what do you think about what Melody had to say?  Proof positive to not believe everything you read!

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Red
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Red

Love it…Love how she mentions the wicked witch meme…and how she refers to a previous regime that made the cast walk on eggshells, Lynn Latham anyone? She also refers to recent changes which I assume to mean the firing of MM as Adam! Go Melody

EventsDiva28
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EventsDiva28

I picked up on those things too! #Melodythrowingshade LOL!

k/kay
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k/kay

Now where did we hear that quote before “Don’t believe everything you read” oh yes Michael Muhney when he was having his flesh torn off by press cast & crew. Hurts doesn’t it?

Claudio
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Claudio

I love Melody, girlfriend you are straight to the point. I hope Melody sues the globe, and teach them a lesson not to mess with Melody. I still think Jill phelps is a witch. LOL.

Mama
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Mama

Globe magazine prints a huge two page spread over soap operas EVERY WEEK.

At least other press outlets other than Soap Opera Digest still care to give them a mention.

camille gnolfo
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camille gnolfo

Yes, they do. Half of it is lies and fabrications though. Rubbish….

su0000
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su0000

The Globe has been in business for a long time..
There is something to the story for them to risk a lawsuit..

I can not see the Globe publishing a total lie..

The Globe is the NY Times but still it reports and is in business so so they always have their ace in hole when it comes to their reporting 🙂
Without a doubt.. there is something to their article ..

su0000
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su0000

opps to be; the globe is NOT the NY times..

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I hope that gets the haters to shut the eff up. Jill and her team(s) have done an excellent job repairing the show after Maria’s ill-fated run. Amd now, they’re doing AMAZING stories. I’m glad Ms. Thomas Scott, a classy act, shut the Globe down for their trashy and unreliable storytelling. #TeamMTS #TeamJFP #YR

Alan
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Alan

I wish I could watch the Y&R you’re watching.

Ashleigh
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Ashleigh

No kidding. I wish I saw that Y&R too. 🙁

harry
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harry

Me too Alan. Neil and his boring family and his boring associates/friends are busy in frontburner storyline sucking the oxygen out of the show. Now that actor? He knows how to play the game and despite being more boring than watching paint dry, he is on almost every day destroying the show.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Then turn on CBS everyday and you guys will see the Y&R I am watching. The issue with fans is that they’re never satisfied and compare it to past times. No other soap does that in its fandom. If y’all ran the show, there would be no drama and nothing exciting going on.

Sue
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Sue

Love your Y&R, haven’t seen that one!!

Alan
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Alan

“The issue with fans is that they’re never satisfied and compare it to past times…” But that’s the special relationship fans have with their shows: they watch them for years (decades even) so they know when a show is living up to its legacy or wasting its potential. Ignoring the past is foolhardy — a failure to acknowledge what has worked and what hasn’t is no way to build an audience. Avery’s cooking show, meter maid Courtney, Neil and Hillary’s cringe-worthy visit to THE PRICE IS RIGHT, Ian Ward’s “shocking” secret (which will turn out to be Paul is really… Read more »

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Well I’m sorry you feel that way Alan, but let’s face fact: Bill Bell is dead and NOT coming back. The show has to move on with new regimes and storytelling. Holding onto the past is not going to help the show move forward. And the ratings show that what the current regime is doing is WORKING. The truth is, fans of Y&R are never satisfied with what goes on with the show. And I’m over the whining of wanting Bill’s show back. It’s still here, but Bill will never again run the show. He’s gone and not coming back.… Read more »

Ashleigh
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Ashleigh

I do agree about MTS though. I love her and she doesn’t deserve to be lied about.

debster
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debster

Oh Alan, I know we prefer Neil and his family & associates in the kitchen cooking and being the housekeepers ala Mimi. I get it….those winters are uppity aren’t they?

debster
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debster

Sorry Alan, my post was in response to Harry’s.

KateA
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KateA

Wish Susan Lucci would join Y&R. Still can’t believe that Michael K. and Vincent I. from AMC have not been added to a soap. Maybe one day.

Pat C
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Pat C

MTS and Susan Lucci working together would be like mixing oil and water,Two Diva and everyone knows MTS and EB rule Y&R,It will never happen

faye34
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faye34

so right MTS and eric braden would have a knockout to the death fight with SUSANLUCCI to get rid of her if she was to start stealing the spot light from them

Laurie Petrie
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Laurie Petrie

Hi Melody, I am so glad you spoke up to these people. I never believe any rumors. If I don’t hear it come from the actual person I don’t believe it.. Your a good person and a great actress. I have been a fan of Y&R now for 40 years. I met you in person a couple of times as well we keep in touch by letter writing. I admire you Melody. Keep your head held up high. Laurie Petrie Ontario Canada

Cady
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Cady

I would bet the farm the Globe had it right. MTS never expected to be caught telling the truth. Yes, usually there is some grain of truth and I suspect there was a HUGE grain of truth in this Globe story.

Pat C
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Pat C

ITA,Funny when TMZ supposely broke the big story of MM which I consider a rag,no one cried foul them,every word were supposely true.So if the Globe is lying where SL statement saying this is a lie.It has been stated many time that there was always conflicted on the Y&R set.I stand behind the Globe

Clh
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Clh

The reason I don’t believe her is the fact that so many people that we love have chosen to leave since JP has been there, or been canned if she doesn’t like them, that it can’t ALL be just a coincidence.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Exactly, she fired Stephen Nichols, Genie Francis, Marcy Rylan and Blake Hood, only to bring on her golden GH boy Steve Burton and replace MR and BH with less than suitable replacements.

A few months after JFP took over, Michael Graziadei left. A few months after that, Michelle Stafford left. Then Billy Miller was gone and Michael Muhney was fired. Now Elizabeth Hendrickson has decided to leave too.

So much talent, so many great actors loved by many fans, all gone – and under one regime, led by Soap Satan herself.

Ashleigh
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Ashleigh

Amen amen amen!!!!!! It’s hard to even recognize the show anymore. I am sick of having to put up with new cast mates. I want our old ones!!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Jimmy…AGREED!!!!! And, let’s not forget the VERY AWESOME Debbi Morgan…another beloved and talented soap vet that JFP VERY CRUELLY got rid of. Yep. YIKES!!!!!

O
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O

Erica Kane & Victor Newman wow u would love it

Diana
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Diana

I hope that when the face of the mystery man is revealed it will be Michael Muhney back as Adam! Summer can be recast as far as I am concerned. If JFP wants more off the HH cast on Y&R she should get Britany Underwood for the role of the Summer or Abby! Am happy with Susan Lucci on Devious Maids!

Mark
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Mark

I wonder if La Lucci would consider a Y&R gig. How fabulous would that be!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I doubt the show could afford her— they are trying to trim cost and to get Lucci would require some really serious coin. If they did cough up the dough I think they might just set off a chain reaction of many of the vets demanding salaries in the same range. And I think Susan if she was smart wouldn’t go near a soap again– once you were top dog on one show, why play second fiddle on another. So it might sound fabulous in theory, but honestly I think her presence on the show would hurt the show and… Read more »

wolfsmistress
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wolfsmistress

Considering that Ms Thomas-Scott was one of the first who jumped onto the Twitter-verse to vilify Michael Muhney when the anonymous post came out about him allegedly making advances on a female cast member and she blasted fans for standing up for him, I’m kind of surprised she’s taken this “Don’t believe everything you read” attitude. Isn’t there a thing called “fair play?” Wonder how she’d feel if Muhney took to Twitter and did the same toward her as she did to him? Of course, he would never do that, considering he’s a gentleman (and she doesn’t seem that much… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

LOL!
One day a Globe reporter was driving to work.
He needed a story..
He had a brainstorm..
”I’ll write a total lie!!
I’ll write she trashed Jill Farren Phelps to Susan Lucci! in a phone conversation!!
and that they are all walking on egg shells at Y&R and telling Erica not to come to come to Y&R etc etc, however I will write it will be a total a lie, a whooper !!
And I’ll throw in some BS about her husband too!

(((perhaps it was not said by phone, that could be the mistaken lie..
It could have been said at an gathering.. ))

PatF
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PatF

Only you would believe that Susan L would call up the Globe (Celeb Dirty Laundry) and say…”MTS just called me and this is what she said…”

Truly ridiculous.

Harlee
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Harlee

LMAO! HeHe…suOOOO…P said it best…”Truly ridiculous”…

andrew hass
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andrew hass

Unless i missed something Michael Muhney has yet to deny that he didn’t do what he was accused of doing to Hunter King.Plus i’m sure MTS and other people at the show knew more about what was going on then us fans did.As for Melody i’ll take her word that she didn’t say those things until it’s proven she did.Also when Michael Muhney was let go he even said it had nothing to do with Jill Farren Phelps and so has Elizabeth Hendrickson in regards to her exit.

su0000
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su0000

The Globe has been in business a very long time..
There is something to the story..
The Globe would not print a total lie.. It could destroy the Globe with lawsuits..
There is a truth in the story ..
…. Also.. It was NOT said as ”alleged”
A word tabloids/news papers use to avoid lawsuits..

Melody was strong on the ”phone”, by phone..
It could have been said during an event/gathering and not by phone.. but nonetheless said ..

harry
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harry

Good point, Wolf Mistress.

su0000
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su0000

Melody said;
” It boggles my mind that a rag could print nothing but falsehoods. ”

LOL has she ever read the ton of falsehood’s some fans write on boards and blogs ..

boes
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boes

I never miss any of your posts.

Linda
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Linda

I think Melody is protesting too much! JFP ruins whatever soap she’s associated with. I’m so glad she’s no longer at GH!

andrew hass
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andrew hass

Maybe Melody did say what was in the Globe but she may have said it to someone she trusted who then gave it to the Globe.So Melody’s problem is that what she thought she told someone would just stay between them and not made public.Melody and other actor has to right to vent their frustrations about something and not have to worry that it’ll be printed in a magazine.The only 2 people who knows for sure if what the Globe printed is the truth is Melody and Susan Lucci.Melody has already said it’s not true and Susan is asked about… Read more »

Daisy Day
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Daisy Day

“Nikki” is one of my favorite characters on Y&R. I believe her over anything The Globe prints. I recently read that someone is suing them for a story they printed….over the years they’ve paid millions of dollars in punitive damages because of the false stories they print. They sell millions of copies every week – Walmart is one of their biggest markets as are drug stores and food markets. They can afford a lawsuit once in a while.

Susan Brown
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Susan Brown

“I think the lady doth protest too much.”

boes
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boes

She can say whatever she wants – and it’s more than possible that the Globe made up the whole thing. Frankly, I can’t see Susan Lucci being interested in the grind of Y&R at this point in her life. But she’s creates doubt by her overpraising of JFP. There’s no way the set is the calm loveboat she claims it is, not with the turmoil that we’re aware of, and certainly not when you consider JFP’s history. Just talk to Genie Francis and Tristan Rogers and Stephen Nicols for a behind-the-scenes picture of what it’s like working on a JFP… Read more »

Ashleigh
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Ashleigh

That’s what I’ve been wondering too. Everyone is so quick to talk about how wonderful JFP is and the fans are miserable. MM said it wasn’t her fault that he got fired , MTS just stood up for her, Elizabeth H, but the fact is that the fans loathe her for the most part. Are these people just afraid to lose their jobs? Or is she just that charismatic to work with? I can’t imagine everyone is so excited to be put on the back burner for Steve Burton. I’m confused. I think you’re right about the “gravy train”.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Well there is such a thing as being professional– maybe it is the norm for fans to vent their feelings on line about JFP because they got nothing to lose– but when it is your livelihood at sake and or your profession rep then the less said the better. I don’t know any profession where it is a good idea to trash or criticize your boss or former boss in public — it only makes the person doing it sound petty even if the true– if these people have issues with JFP if they are smart and most are they… Read more »

Johnny
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Johnny

On ALL fronts here…there are just three words…SLOW NEWS DAY!!!!

Mo
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Mo

Glad to hear Mel loves her work environ. Wish that for all.

Fran
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Fran

Oh come-on like she’s gonna say “yep that story they printed was right on. I said it” It’s called protecting your assets.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Exactly, who would come right out and say they said all of that, completely undermining their boss? Not any sane person who wants to keep their job. Melody has been a mainstay for 35 years but I’m sure JFP would have no problem firing her. Need proof? Look at what JFP did to Anna Lee on GH. That right there is what she is capable. Canning a 90+ year old woman, who had been promised her role for life by a previous regime. There is no way MTS would risk her job by outright admitting to that phone call with… Read more »

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Right on, Jimmy!!!!! Also, as far as I’m concerned, firing the very beloved Anna Lee from GH is the WORST thing that JFP has done as a so-called Executive Producer. 2nd worst thing??? Killing off the character of Maureen Bauer from GL. And, the 3rd??? Killing off the character of Frankie Frame from AW. Jimmy…dude…the list goes on and on. Beyond sad.

su0000
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su0000

I heard a rumor;
Victor and Nikki are taking a long vacation, on the show..
But.. Victor/EB will not return/sign his contract because of all the new the young actors and loss of the great talented actors and the terminal behind the curtain..

Y&R is circling the drain..
casting a new Adam and new Phyllis will just pee me off..
the new Billy is bad nuff.. lol

PatF
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PatF

I heard su0000 works for both the Globe and The Enquirer. Oh…and GCBuzz.

su0000
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su0000

ahhh you blew my cover..
Yah.. the tabloid freelancing pay is lousy but the job is really cool..
I can have Melody try to kick my ass; it doesn’t get any better than that!..
Surprised that Susan Lucci has been silent 🙁
((I’m waiting for it!!

Harlee
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Harlee

suOOOO you are truly in a manic period, take your meds, if EB “not” going to resign with YR is utter rubbish and nonsense. VictorEB will be front & center as Jeanne Cooper was for 40 years…maybe in your dreams.

su0000
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su0000

Harlee,
I did not say it was fact..
I said;
”I heard a rumor”

LOL soap fans are famous for ”rumors” yes 🙂
but not my rumor, just a repeat ..

And, this just might be the year EB waves bye bye, ya never know .. no one knows, no one ..

big blue
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big blue

Don’t believe her at all.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Big blue…I agree with you. I don’t believe her, either. No Thank You.

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