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Michael Muhney Reveals He Will NOT Be Returning As Adam Newman To Y&R!

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Devoted fans of Michael Muhney, and Y&R viewers who were hoping things could be worked out for the talented actor to return to the CBS soap opera and reprise the role of Adam Newman, got some disheartening news a few hours ago!

Muhney took to his official twitter account and posted this statement:  “Just got an official call, although things got very close, I will not be returning to Y&R. That part of my life is over. Moving on…”

He also added in a follow up tweet:  “I was hopeful for a return, but now I’m hopeful for the future. Now you’ll just have to promise to tune in to my future projects!”

Later a fan tweeted to Muhney if the reports surrounding his dismissal from Y&R were false, to which he replied:  “Yes. It was only a salacious rumor.”

Michael was let-go from the series at the end of 2013, and since then The Young and the Restless has been moving forward trying to look for his successor in the role.  It appears that Muhney was even in talks to possibly return to the role, but with his tweet tonight that is kiboshed!

There has been no word yet as to what actor will take over the role of the black sheep of the Newman clan, and if the show has truly found their man.  Casting calls had continue to go out.

Meanwhile, in story the character of Adam has been spying on his wife Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) and arch-nemesis Billy (Burgess Jenkins) as they are getting closer to keep the character on the canvas while the Adam recast is figured out.

So, what do you think about the news that Michael Muhney is definitely not returning to Y&R as Adam Newman?   Comment below!

 

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Lynda Westlake
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Lynda Westlake

totally gutted! Wish things could have been worked out

su0000
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su0000

Y&R is hardly realizable without the stars, BM, MM, MS.. and all the others who made Y&R great..
It is empty of good stories and characters..
The new opening speaks volumes, all newbies,,

The recacts of Kelly, Billy, are both horrible..
An Adam recast will fail and be another coffin nail ..

Annie
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Annie

Agree wholeheartedly. It’s heartwrenching to watch the “new Billy”. I’m sure the new Phyllis and new Adam will be an equal disappointment

judy
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judy

i totally agree with heartwrenching, i was hoping that MM would be coming back, he ever did nothing to deserve this , he said it himself.. i hope the big wigs at CBS will reconcenter there decisions and surprise us all and let MM back on the show

Nikki
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Nikki

So true. I have been watching since they showed the hands hoping it was Michael back at his game. This producer is so stupid she’s unreal. If Michael came back so would his fans & more. A new cast for Michael? Good reason to watch B & B instead. Lets face it CBS will never reconsider and the newbe will never cut it. Who the hell wants to see Lily continue acting like a 10 yr. old and lately all we get is Summer who can’t act & Austin.

Patrick
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Patrick

“…totally gutted”

LOL

totally

heart ripped OUT

I am soooo happy that his name is marcquee headline feature

where he belongs

so long Y&R : i haven’t watched since Michael Muhney exit….

I may tune in for fridays eps only… and that’s because of Eileen Davidson

I will pray to the soap gods… Salem needs another DiMera (DAYS)

Karen
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Karen

I cannot imagine anyone else as Adam Newman, Michael was great. The new Billy is horrible, will have to wait and see about Phyllis. Been watching Y&R since inception and Michael Muhney was way better than the original Adam.

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

Those in the know knew he wasnt ever coming back. If there was ever a better example of burning ur bridges, this one is at the top of the list. Now maybe we can all move on.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I have moved on! Seemed to be a lot of smoke with MM left the series so I have to wonder. We may never know and really who cares?! Life goes on for this talented actor and for the show. (Although I would like Y&R to be better than it is right now.)

Nikki
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Nikki

Since our love for Michael bores you maybe you should move on and leave his fans following him. Y & R won’t last more than 3 more years and when the contract is up so will their show. Maybe it will be the end of seeing the trouble maker Summer as well.

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

Lol. U just want Y and R to fail cause they dont want him back. The shiw will continue on because no actor runs that soap!

Nikki
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Nikki

My gosh your so smart it’s hard to keep up with you. Your right I would love to see the show fail. I would love to see the likes of Eric B. Melody T.S. and Joshua M. unemployed, & I’m sure at some point I will not because they are bad at acting but because without any evidence one way or another they took it upon themselves to stick their noses in. As far as I’m concerned it was jealousy because back then Michael M., Billy M. along with Amilia &Melissa C.E. had the show and the complete attention of… Read more »

Phil
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Phil

GH should hire him to resurrect AJ Quartermaine or as a slightly agef Lucky Spencer!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I don’t know this actor at all…don’t watch Y&R but I cannot fathom his appeal. As AJ? Please no.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Ditto for Lucky. Nooooooo…

IowaMan
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IowaMan

So, Rebecca, you don’t know anything at all about this actor’s talents or abilities, yet you emphatically are against him playing AJ or Lucky……interesting

rebecca1
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rebecca1

@IowaMan…I know two things…and this is where loyal fans come raining down on me…no matter! He was accused of sexist/sexual harassment. That was never negated. So while it hasn’t been proven…it hasn’t been proven otherwise. I still believe that ANYONE…in the public eye or the private sector…who is accused of such an act would fight tooth and nail to have their name cleared, and would sue for defamation of character. I see no logic to it being settle privately as someone suggested above. Now, I’m not saying he definitively did it, but while there’s doubt…it’s not someone I would support.… Read more »

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Just a correction: he was never accused of anything–sexual harassment or anything else (or at least, we don’t know), other than by gossip-mongers and scandal-speculators on the Internet. There were RUMORS that he had been, by a coworker, but to my knowledge, even those rumors were never confirmed by any reliable source. So it could just as easily be that you did not see him “fighting tooth and nail to clear his name” because there was nothing to clear. And if he’s telling the truth that he came close to being hired back on Y&R, you can rest assured he… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Maybe as an unknown son of Jimmy Lee but GH really dont need any new characters at the moment…

Timmm
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Timmm

Dylan Quartermaine.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Thank you for the clarification Michael (not Fairman). I didn’t mean he was officially accused as in court…but the accusations were flying from somewhere. From what I recall TMZ reported it first…but …I’m not sure why they latched on to it. Believe it or not they’re usually pretty accurate. I guess it’ll remain a who…if anyone…dunnit!

wolfsmistress
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wolfsmistress

Rebecca1, the accusations came from an anonymous source who posted a message in the Soaps.com Y&R message area. The person also posted on another web site, but refused to say how they supposedly got their information, refused to verify their information, then turned around and stated that Mr. Muhney allegedly groped Ms King a SECOND time, in front of Max Ehrich (Fenmore). If any of these alleged allegations were true, don’t you think someone from the upper echelon at CBS, Sony or Y&R would have said something? The ONLY thing that was EVER stated by an executive of CBS Daytime… Read more »

KatieK
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KatieK

MM was the only Adam as far as I will ever be concerned, but if I was him I would not want to go back onto that set ever again. I was hoping he would be the one to replace SB as Jason on GH, I just can’t picture Billy Miller as Jason for some reason.

Sarah
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Sarah

Even Steve Burton thinks Billy Miller is the perfect replacement. Get over it!!!

mellowYELLOW
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mellowYELLOW

Honestly, who cares what Steve Farren Burton thinks? Maybe JFP does, but that’s it. It’s none of his business who plays Jason on GH.

Sarah
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Sarah

#HAHA STEVE FARREN BURTON!!!

Sarah
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Sarah

JFP is Steve’s Guru!

Timmm
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Timmm

I agree. Heres the twist, though. They keep showing Steve Burton’s picture on GH with Sam. What they are going to do is alter Jason’s look and he will have to regain the ones he loves with a new identity but the same feelings as before. This will help the talented Billy Miller make Jason his own.

Sarah
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Sarah

Timmm I totally agree. Billy Miller might supersede Steve who I love btw. I just think Billy has more depth; two different Actors for sure!

su0000
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su0000

Hope GH will be Michael Muhney’s next soap.. He is exceptionally talented as a soap actor.. All the Summer boob thing was BS and never confirmed by anyone, ever,, It was EB and MM problems.. MM and EB has an actual fist fight on set, that did it.. EB and MM can not work together.. huge power play both want to be king.. IF MM had done what was said he did ABC would have fired him immediately or they could have a huge lawsuit if they kept MM after .. Legally ABC could not keep MM it would be… Read more »

Doe
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Doe

They did not get in a fist fight. You can’t even get the network correct, good Lord. It’s comments like this that get false rumors stared.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

If it wasn’t true why didn’t MM sue anyone for defamation of character?

EC
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EC

Actually, EB confirmed in an interview that he and MM did get into shouting matches and fisticuffs on set. rebecca1: I wouldn’t be surprised if MM negotiated a private settlement with CBS/Sony with regards to the negative press he endured as a result of the false rumors.

Harry
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Harry

Doe a Deer–I think Su00 must be thinking of the fist fight which transpired between Peter Bergman and Eric Braeden.

wolfsmistress
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wolfsmistress

According to an interview that EB gave AFTER the alleged rumors of groping came out, he stated that he and MM had “come to fisticuffs” after an argument about a scene. From what I understand, there was never any fisticuffs involved, but Muhney has been outspoken about EB not saying his lines but ad libbing and other actors having to wonder where they are in the scene. The bit about them fighting, however, seems to have come about AFTER this whole groping rumor, and AFTER EB had stated that he admired MM, thought him a good actor and so on… Read more »

Mickey (from Italy)
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Mickey (from Italy)

CBS, not Abc.

Timmm
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Timmm

Your right su0000, CBS is to blame. They have the # 1 soap and dont give a crap about how their fans feel. Why couldnt they release a statement about MM and EB. We as fans know that Eric is the king of the world there and I really dont have a problem if CBS just came out and said there was conflict between the two and its best if MM is not resigned. Thats it! No, they had to make Michael look like a perv and this Hunter King, although basically a child, went along with the whole thing… Read more »

Nikki
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Nikki

I agree. They don’t give a damn about what the fans want. If they did, Summer (who can’t act) would be replaced and MM would be back at his role. CBS does not care about anything but the rating and once the contract is up hopefully the show will hit rock bottom and lets see how all the big mouths like MTS & EB along with JM & others feel then when they hit unemployment.

Sal Piscioneri
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Sal Piscioneri

C B S please…..get it right.

Kbearsgram
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Kbearsgram

Good! Sue their butts off if wrongly accused. Until he does I believe the allegations.

Doe
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Doe

Legal action is not the answer to everything and for everyone. It is costly and often a waste of time. The fact that they were in negotiations with him is your answer right there. Although some people have such ignorance they wont see what is right in front of them. Yes, I am referring to you.

mellowYELLOW
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mellowYELLOW

He out right said on twitter tonight that all of the TMZ smears were salacious rumors and didn’t happen. If you choose to continue to believe it, that’s your ignorance showing.

jeff
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jeff

Oh, he said it on Twitter!! Well everyone knows that you can’t lie on twitter or other forms of social media. If it’s on the internet, it has to be true.

Just like Abraham Lincoln said ‘Don’t trust everything you read on the Internet’

EC
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EC

The allegations were written on a soap message board by a poster named SharonRocks and then circulated by the media with no source or evidence (salaciousness sells!). No charges were laid, no statement was issued by CBS/Sony or the alleged victim. If MM was rightfully fired for harassment why didn’t CBS/Sony confirm that? We don’t know if Michael and CBS/Sony negotiated a private settlement as a result of the rumor and negative press that ensued. Shortly after the firing MM, Eric Braeden (EB), and Kristoff St. John (Neil) confirmed there was drama on the set. EB said MM was on… Read more »

CLH
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CLH

Guilty until proven innocent? Really?

Brenda Moore
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Brenda Moore

This sucks he is so talented I am very upset he won’t be reprising Adam Newman no one can replace Michael

Chantal
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Chantal

They made a mistake, tried to fix it. Too little, too late…

Nanci
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Nanci

I am just so sad.
I had still held out hope all these months.

mramper
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mramper

I’m so disappointed at this news. I guess we just have to wait and see who they find to replace him. Undoubtedly may not be as good as Michael.

su0000
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su0000

I would bet-
MM wanted stipulations if he returned concerning EB and he did not get them..
EB is king has Y&R peoples at his command..

MM and EB do not get along, not at all..
One had to go and it was MM 🙁

mellowYELLOW
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mellowYELLOW

su0000, I’d bet you are right on the money. EB treated MM like garbage, then slandered him in that nasty online interview in January. Braeden is THE WORST & AN EGOMANIAC. Why Muhney would even consider going back just shows how much he loved playing Adam Newman. The audience is the biggest loser in this whole mess.

Judi
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Judi

MM was not in a position to ask for stipulations. I don’t think Y&R ever intended to ask him back. His reputation precedes him; ask his Vetonica Mars co-stars.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

If MM had stayed and EB was the one to go, would that sentence have ended with a smiley face? How are you able to post the faces? Is some kind of app used to turn certain keys to the faces?

Timmm
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Timmm

Eric earned his status BUT he should have realized that having MM there would be best for the show and these two actors could explode in their scenes and make memories!

wolfsmistress
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wolfsmistress

Judi, his Veronica Mars co-stars have nothing but good things to say about him. Once again, you’re reading salacious rumors and lies…
wolfy

Shelia J
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Shelia J

Apparently his VERONICA MARS co-stars must think he’s OK since he’s going to make an appearance with them in Sydney, Australia at OZ Comic Con. Funny how people believe all the bullshit they read on trash sites like TMZ and Celebrity Dirty Laundry. People are gullible as hell.

Nancy
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Nancy

Hoping he is coming to GH.

Sal Piscioneri
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Sal Piscioneri

amen, it would be fantastic to see him on GH!

Doe
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Doe

I never believed he would come back and already thought he was going to pop up on General Hospital any day. Y&R from what I hear is a MESS now. I haven’t watched since Muhney’s last day and don’t plan to again. The only thing that could ever get me back is Victoria Rowell & we know by now that isn’t happening either. The more important thing to take note of is that if Y&R was negotiating with Muhney, then the rumors had to have been 100% lies. I’m shocked he even gave them the time of day & considered… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

yes..
Y&R was negotiating with Muhney ..
that proves he committed no crime nor bobby pull lol
It is all to with the battle between MM and EB.. they war !!
Y&R is not big enough for both.. One had to go..

Seems both EB and MM could not come to an agreement or some sort of truce to work together..

Patrick
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Patrick

Here, Here @SuOOOO “…that proves he committed no crime nor bobby pull lol ” I am so over…. Eric Braedon…. he , will be the ever lingering reason … Y&R FAILS I will always acknowledge: Jeanne Cooper, Michelle Stafford, Billy Miller, Liz Hendrickson, and Mr. Michael Muhney as for Eileen Davidson… she’s gold…. be that as it may : it still stumps… why she thinks Y&R is a better fit? that’s a memoir i’d like to read …. let alone she takes money for a housewives gig? woah! ’nuff said. she was pure GOLD in Salem the soap world is… Read more »

Dee
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Dee

GOOD! Didn’t expect for a second they’d ever take him back. No surprise.

mellowYELLOW
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mellowYELLOW

Oh Dee, they wanted him back, but couldn’t come to an agreement. If they didn’t want him back, they wouldn’t have been in discussions in the first place. I swear some brain dead people can’t figure anything out.

meg ,
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meg ,

it came down to the wire .and they have made a big mistake ,

jaybird369
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jaybird369

I DO NOT blame Michael Muhney for NOT WANTING to return to that Y&R set!!!!! To me, a local ZOO seems WAY MORE CIVILIZED than that battling Y&R set!!!!!

The absolute pits.

Judi
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Judi

Oh, MM wanted to go back (read all his tweets). They didn’t want him.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Judi…if Michael Muhney actually wanted to go back to Y&R, then I stand corrected on the first sentence in my posting.

Thank you.

Take care, Judi. XOXOXOXOXO

ANA
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ANA

you are one side woman!! if that was the case ,they wouldn’t even call him! if anything he has been very forward and honest , so pls ,don’t be petty as a human being he is entitled to some respect! as an actor he deserved admiration, Y&R has never seen an actor with his talent .what ever with agree or not it happens to b the trues. is not nice to look so ignorant an petty

Judi
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Judi

ANA…

First of all, I am a Michael Muhney fan. Have been since he started on Y&R; when most viewers were not.

Secondly… Sorry you’re having a bad day and have to resort to name calling. Obviously you didn’t read all of his recent tweets. “I was hopeful for a return…” ~ Muhney ~

You might be better served debating this with him.
God bless.

Karen
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Karen

Of course he wanted to go back! But he was fired. I am quite sure his agent had put in many calls asking if they had changed their minds. They finally returned the agents call and said NO WAY, NO HOW ! That is the call he received. He can word it any way he wanted to on twitter. But it was NEVER going to happen! So now he is trying on his own to clear up his name. Well good Luck michael! But Your reputation precedes you.

Karen
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Karen

Of course he wanted to, But according to TV guides michael Logan there were never any negotiations at all. He was never going to be rehired. He put that tweet out to make it seem as if it had been possible. NOT!!

wolfsmistress
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wolfsmistress

Good heavens, folks, of COURSE he was hopeful about coming back! He didn’t ask to leave the job in the first place, he was STUNNED when they let him go (or don’t YOU read his tweets?)! If you had a job you loved, and you were told that they were letting you go (right before Christmas, BTW) so they could give the character a new face (meaning a different actor, not you anymore) and it came out of the blue since you’d just signed a two year contract less than six months beforehand, wouldn’t YOU be “hopeful” when they call… Read more »

Shelia J
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Shelia J

Judi, you just are another Muhney hater. Typical comments that they had no interest in him. Well, you’re flat out wrong. They did, but couldn’t come to an agreement to terms. It’s Y&R’s audiences’ loss. The show has suffered greatly since Muhney and Miller left. Anyone who is a true fan will admit that, but of course, Judi never could.

Judi
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Judi

Karen…. Exactly.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

It’s sad Michael Muhney won’t be returning to Y&R. He was, far and away, the best part of that dismal show…

k/kay
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k/kay

There is no way this was going anywhere it was dead in the water in December. Think Bob Barker/Price is Right CBS paid out tons of money in lawsuits for he said she said they were not about to do that with a soap actor who had been on the show for four years. JFP should have been shown the door for her gross mismanagement of the situation. A gag order should have went out to all cast members discussing it at all. The soap press did not go with the story because they knew TMZ would. Read Lynda Hirsch’s… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Great points, k/kay! It’s all such a shame. I totally agree with you about JFP.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

James…Y-E-S…AGREED!!!!! To me, Michael Muhney was THE BEST Adam Newman that Y&R ever had. If another actor is hired to play the role of Adam Newman (whenever that may be), then H-E (whoever he is) has BIG SHOES TO FILL. Bottom Line!!!!!

Take care, dude.

A-C-E-S!!!!!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

k/kay…I totally agree with EVERYTHING in your posting!!!!! Yet…I have some things that I wanna say. Like… 1. I remember Bob Barker/The Price Is Right. I also remember losing count after the first 3 lawsuits. 2. That NIGHTMARISH JFP shouldn’t have been hired as Executive Producer of Y&R at all!!!!! 3. Yes…a gag order should have been issued to the cast members of Y&R. But, eventually, those Y&R cast members probably would have found a way (or whatever) to ignore and/or to get past the gag order. 4. I have AT LEAST 4 or 5 female friends who TOTALLY L-O-V-E… Read more »

Judi
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Judi

SHEILA…..

Really??? I’m an Adam hater? Gosh I didn’t know that. Thanks for letting me know how I think and feel. Can you also let me know what to wear today and what to have for breakfast since you seem to know me better than I do?

This message board is here so we can voice our opinions. Take note; I voiced mine without calling other poster’s names or being rude. You might try that some time.

Now, Run along little girl; you bore me.

Jenny T.
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Jenny T.

It is sad!! I really likes him as Adam:-( Another new actor. Several have left. Something must be up! A new Adam, Phyllis, & Billy??? Way too many things going on at one time! Let’s get going with solving some of these things b4 u start losing audience members:-(((( from NOLA

Mark
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Mark

He is very talented but not irreplaceable I can’t believe we are still discussing this. Moving on speaks volumes.

Johnny
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Johnny

Yup!!!

Lori Conner
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Lori Conner

I had watched since the first day it aired on TV but I haven’t watched Y&R since Michael Muhney WALKED… Always kept the hope until today that he would reprise the role of Adam (The Only Adam) in my opinion….Since Michael tweeted that he is moving on, I for one will stand by him on any adventures that he chooses to be a part of…He is a exceptional talented actor, to me he is the best and I love him.

Timmm
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Timmm

Lori, Michael would not do for you what you choose to do for him. Its admirable but your hurting yourself by not watching Y&R. Granted the show has been horrible and they struck out twice in recasting Billy, but the show will recover and you should to.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Sony could place him at DAYS!

He could play Peter Blake. He could even play the son that Tony DiMera never knew he had with Anna. He could even play EJ!!!

Another possibility would be the son of Neil and Liz Curtis!

If he really was in talks with Y&R with the possibility to return there, it’s not inconceivable that he could be placed on a strict probationary period at DAYS. It would be a huge win for MM fans, DAYS and Sony!!!

That could already be in the works.

Karen
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Karen

He was fired by Sony & CBS so Sony will not be hiring him again!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

DAYS is on NBC! He was fired by CBS and Y&R. Sony is the parent company of DAYS and Y&R. If a deal was close for his return to Y&R, the only thing standing in the way could have been certain cast members whom do not work at DAYS!!!

Days of our Lives…No EB or HK …better for Michael Muhney!!!

Days of our Lives…No JFP….easy choice for Michael Muhney!!!

Days of our Lives…drama where drama should be…in front of the camera, not behind the scenes!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

EXCELLENT post with great ideas

SONY would be remiss in not “re-hiring” him…. if MM is out on record… that it was ALL a salacious rumor

then let’s leave it at that and get him back

DAYS of OUR Lives….. are you listening…. what a coop

Karen
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Karen

What don’t you get about Sony Firing him? Sony Fired him & they own DOOL, They will not be hiring MM. So Hoping for that is like hoping for ice water in hell.

Patrick
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Patrick

Y&R will never see the likes… AGAIN of what a giant of a pure talent to grace us

vigil notwithstanding…. because I loved him …. OH it’s daytime…. prevail

unequivocally…. there was no one better

I can let go of the bad karma …..

that being said… it’s not good enough to return

my plate is FULL with GH and the everlasting DAYS of OUR Lives

whew! I never believed his spirit would

TAKE CARE Michael Muhney

Patrick
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Patrick

PLEASE : DAYS of OUR Lives :

hire Mr. Michael Muhney

Suzanne Lanoue
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Suzanne Lanoue

It doesn’t what is said…don’t forget that actors and networks all lie about these contract negotiation things and other “behind the scenes” stuff. It’s just what they do. So you can’t believe any of it. It’s fun to speculate, but I doubt we’ll ever know the truth. As for Eric Braeden, I had a long interview with him on the phone years ago, and he couldn’t have been nicer. Of course all actors have egos, but he was one of the few that actually asked me about myself and wanted to talk about other things besides the show or acting… Read more »

Michael glorres
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Michael glorres

damn:/
have stop watch y&r when adam newman die (Michael Muhney)

watch only gh for now!!

Cordero
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Cordero

This is a prime example of why I did not take sides. This whole situation makes me sick to my stomach. Y&R is going to have to live with this. I wish Michael Muhney very Successful career!!! You deserve it!

TAMMY
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TAMMY

I am not happy Michael is not returning back as Adam. He is the only one for this part. CBS has not listen to the fans and what they wanted for awhile now. It is there downfall. MICHAEL you will be missed on this show. You and Chelsea have great chemistry there. I am so going to miss that. I hope the CBS decision on this matter has not hurt the show ratings even more than it already has. WE LOVE YOU MICHEAL. WE WILL FOLLOW YOU.

Joyce
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Joyce

I cannot believe that Y&R did not jump at the chance to have Michael back. The show is so boring now. I put it on every so often just in case Michael is back. This is a show that was always number one and is now sinking fast. Y&R you blew it big time!! You might as well let Adam disappear because nobody else will be accepted as Adam Newman.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I guess recasting Hands Newnan will be tougher than I thought. “The role of Hands Newman will now be played by…”

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Thing from the Addams Family would be a perfact hands recast…lol

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

He can even play the harpsichord! That would actually be more entertaining than Hands clicking on his laptop.

Johnny
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Johnny

Good! Now we can all move on with our lives.

IowaMan
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IowaMan

HA! If only you had been right, Johnny, but just read all the mess posted just in this one article.

All that’s been proved by this situation is that facts are *never* important!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

While I am extremely disappointed that Mr. Muhney will not be returning to the role he made his own, and truly made me fall in love with, I’m happy that he was able to put the rumours and speculation to rest. Y&R/Sony/CBS probably backed out at the last minute, and/or Michael felt the deal wasn’t enough. I will follow him wherever he shall goes, and I especially hope it’s another soap (such as Days of Our Lives). As for the recast of Adam, it’ll be hard to replace the under-rated talents of Muhney; I could see someone like Jon Prescott… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

gavel

echo

first paragraph

LOL

what a drool factor…. sexy…. feast for the eyes…. mind wander….

MIND NUMBING implosion… of ALL HIS being !!!!! bodacious sublime energy FEAST

Thank You

bows to

Patrick
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Patrick

@Scott

LOL

excuse me

had to throw some in

still salivating

outside the box now

his talent circumnavigated this genre with so much force power and drive…. His character , reigns supreme…

Timmm
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Timmm

It must have been Jill Farren Phillips dressed as a clown at Conner’s birthday party! What a joke! Michael, see you in Port Charles.

Rob
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Rob

I tried to watch yesterdays episode and it was so bad, I stopped it and deleted it.

The acting and writing is absolutely atrocious.

This show is on life support.

B.J.
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B.J.

I couldn’t agree more. I stopped recording and watching regularly after BM & MM left. However, I check the TVGN re-runs occasionally, and it is so boring. It seems to have become the Winters clan and HK show. I may be alone but I have zero interest in Lily’s screeching and Summer’s angst. I don’t recognize this show now, the writing is just atrocious. 🙁

ANA
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ANA

He is not any different then egomaniac EB ,if not ask PB ,MW an the many more he had problem with , EB over the yeares took advantage of the love of his fans to keep him on the show!! the only diference is MM didnt get his fellow actors of the show ,with lies an self center attitude ,so pls ,wake up smell the coffee , we lost a good character on the show and a fantastic actor ,if anythiong you all people should be honest and recognized he is a wonderful actor ,if u dont than you are… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Could we get a translator over here please?

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Harry…your comment made me LMAO!!!!! Thanks!!!!! And…I think that A-N-Y translator would have a FIELD DAY trying to understand that chick…LOL!!!!!! Yep.

Take care, Harry. Peace.

Bonnie Lee
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Bonnie Lee

I am so disappointed. I knew the rumours weren’t true – I met Michael when he was in Toronto and he was so lovely and friendly to all his fans, particularly my granddaughter who was 8 at the time. Y&R needs him back-the way he was let go was awful and the fans will not settle for anyone else playing Adam Newman. Is this really the end? So shortsighted on the part of TPTB at Y&R.

Cindy
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Cindy

Why in the hell would anyone wish this nightmare on GH actors?

Karen
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Karen

Amen Cindy! It is so obvious that he could not get along with people on Veronica Mars & Y&R. Why would any other soap want to subject him to their cast & crew?

jeff
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jeff

Good! He was a talented actor, no doubt about it. But it sickens me that so many people want to put aside their morals just for a fictional character on a TV show. Seriously, congratulations. You’re what’s wrong with America.

Lori Connell
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Lori Connell

I want Michael Muhney back he’s the best I’m really gonna miss him

betty stanley
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betty stanley

I am one of Michael Muhneys greatest fans. I think he has more talent in his little finger than any actor left on Y&R today. Eric Braden is a joke, a has been. He should have been fired when he hit Peter Bergman in the mouth. He is the one that can’t get along with the co-stars and he thinks he is Bill Bell and can call all the shots. He needs to retire. I watched the very first episode of Y&R and watched my last episode on Jan. 30th, the last day Michael and Billy aired. It was a… Read more »

Patricia
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Patricia

All I can say is…It’s Y&R’s loss.! I wouldn’t want to be the one to replace MM..They can’t and won’t find anyone who can play the part anywhere near as good as MM. Whoever he might be, he’s doomed before he even starts. I do wish all the best to MM however. He’s an exceptional actor! Wherever he goes, he will be a great asset..I will be keeping him on my radar to see where he goes. When they got rid of him and BM, they also got rid of me. Haven’t watched since they left and from what I… Read more »

deb
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deb

MM should be thrilled to move on from that mess of a show. The liars did all they could to slander this man and I see some ignoramuses are still spreading the lies even after the man has come out and said they were salacious rumors. NO ONE at Y and R was ever on the record claiming this man groped Hunter’s boobs. It was all slide comments by people like Melody and Doug claiming there was more to the story without ever saying what the more was. TMZ put out a story with no SOURCE from Y and R… Read more »

EC
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EC

I think the “more to the story” was MM and EB getting into shouting matches and physical fights and that MM was campaigning to have EB fired from the show because he thought Adam should be the lead on Y&R (that’s what EB said in his interview shortly after MM was fired). MTS and DD were probably worried that their jobs would be on the line too if MM was successful in getting rid of EB. Everyone assumed they were referring to the (false) allegations that surfaced but as more info was revealed about the backstage drama, I am convinced… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

from an article in own words; MM wanted EB gone.. EB said– MM wanted him off the show because he wanted to be head honcho. In MM’s words, EB was the old lion and he was the young lion. He wanted to push aside the old lion. EB and MM had a fight a shouting match, all kinds of things were said. It ended in ‘fisticuffs’ between MM and EB/a physical fist fight on set.. MM wanted EB off the show and EB wanted MM off the show.. EB said it was a campaign to get him off the show… Read more »

nicole
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nicole

Or you could believe Michael Logan of TV Guide who stated that there never any negotiations. Lol.

I am going with Logan.

Dottie Wegner
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Dottie Wegner

So sorry to hear that Michael has been eliminated from his role as Adam on Y&R. He was so believeable in his role. Wishing him well in future acting roles.

Marian
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Marian

I’ll venture a guess that the new Adam has been cast, and MM has been liberated from any remaining shackles YR placed on him. I rather glad its officially over. Quit the show several days after his firing due to being repulsed by the rumor game incited by the likes of DD and MTS. Rumors always have struck me as viscous way to destroy someone, when you can’t do it legally. Soon after his firing, I was shocked to find myself on a team by default. Never ever saw a show go out of its way to isolated and degrade… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“…MM has been liberated from any remaining shackles YR placed on him. ”

really nice acknowledgement

the year 2013 : among many things one takes : from Y&R : will go down in infamy in my book… MM was the spiral and they have never regained

Bee
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Bee

I am so disappointed in YR. They really have messed up on this one. He confirmed what was said about him was false and they fired him to boot they also started this awful rumour to make themselves look good because really they did not have a good enough reason to let him go . It’s disgusting. BM, MS, MM all gone or fired because of JFP . The show is so boring now. You can tune out for days come back and know exactly what is going on. The only storyline appealing to me is the Mariah/cassie / Sharon… Read more »

Lee
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Lee

Due to fact that he was let go so abruptly, there may have been some validity to the charge
If he were completely innocent he probably would have sued Sony or CBS for letting him go we will never know exactly what happened but there must be more to the story – you don’t let one of your prize actors go when they are so popular on the show.

deb
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deb

ummm he was allowed to work on the set for a few weeks after being told he was being let go; so that shoots your little theory to Hell. CBS and Sony were never on the record claiming these rumors as fact so what would he be suing them for???? They fired him because he and his co workers did not get along; EB and him were constantly having verbal spats on Twitter so I am sure they fought also in person. Clearly EB being the SR at the show got preference and they let MM go. MM said in… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I love YOU’r post

nicole
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nicole

You do realize that not all sexual harassment cases wind up in court actually the majority of them don’t. Most of them are hanled internally and one party is usually disnissed. As for MM still working as lomg as when he wrapped up his story while HHK wasn’t on set it can be done. As for her family not suing maybe with all of the harassment her family didn’t want to pile on more publicity by dragging this out longer. His firing may have been enough for her. When all is said and done be is gone and not coming… Read more »

Karen
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Karen

Absolutely Lee! But so many here are blinded by his talent as an actor and refuse to see him as a human being with flaws, Which he admitted to having! If they had not had just cause, he would be doing more than just tweeting. SMH

Tom
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Tom

Trevor St. John would make a fine Adam Newman.

mellowYELLOW
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mellowYELLOW

Trevor St. John has already said he’s not interested. Move on.

Tom
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Tom

Maybe he’s just playing hard to get.

k/kay
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k/kay

I wish he would just leave it alone! I thought he had moved on in December the whole situation is toxic if he wants a job in Daytime he needs to let sleeping dogs lie.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I don’t get how or why a deal could not be reached to have MM return… it’s so clear how many fans of the show want him to come back, and yet he isn’t… It’s very disappointing because since MM and BM left Y&R, the show has gone only down hill. Even stories that are supposed to be dramatic and intriguing, like the Nikki/Ian trial and now what’s going on with Neil getting electrocuted, it’s all falling flat for me. The only actor I could see replacing MM in the role, and doing a great job, is Trevor St. John.… Read more »

Jared
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Jared

I agree with the above post about Trevor St. John. That would be PERFECT! As for the Cult of Miller and Muhney, would you please stop already? You may be vocal on the message boards, but please don’t pretend you’re the majority. I’m sick of reading it. It was bad enough, but you got David Tom fired from the role HE created, and I can’t forgive that. STOP bashing the producers of this show when actors voluntarily quit or are fired. As far as Muhney is concerned, It’s plain stupid that anyone would believe a relatively new actor over the… Read more »

mellowYELLOW
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mellowYELLOW

You speak only for yourself Jared and no one else. Don’t talk about you are the voice for the majority. You don’t know how people feel. People like you need a reality check. Move on.

Fred
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Fred

CBS did respond to the rumors by stating they don’t respond to rumors. Why? Because it was A RUMOR. Duh, but ppl wanted to believe a rag like TMZ instead. By not hiring MM back as Adam, Y&R shot themselves in the foot. Now that the word is out that they did not negotiate, the fans who were hanging on awaiting his return will now tune out. Ratings will continue to drop. I assume JFP gave both MM & BM lowball offers so she can say they turned her down so she can hire another one of her unemployed friends… Read more »

nicole
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nicole

Ratings will recover. I think once the Phyllis story line really gets going and NuAdam starts up the numbers will climb back up. Also Y&R isn’t the only show facing a summer slump ratings wise.

We will see what happens in the fall.

Shelia J
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Shelia J

The show sucks. Everybody who has watched it for the past few years knows it. The writing is just horrendous. Boring is generous, but truthfully, it is dumb and insulting. Phelps has destroyed this once great show. Thanks a lot CBS and Sony for hiring that soap killer.

Barbara
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Barbara

I know he has a lot of fans, but I am not one of them. So, am looking forward to finding out who is the next Adam.

nicole
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nicole

Right there with you. One actor does not make or break a show for me. So I am looking forward to finding out who the new Adam is. As long as he is talented I will be happy.

k/kay
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k/kay

I am curious as to why JFP has not cast Brandon Barash in the role. He is well liked and a FOJ and to be honest he could probably pull it off!

JUDY
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JUDY

LUCKY HE CAN GO ELSEWHERE….THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS DAYS ARE OVER….NOT HALF THE SOAP IT USED TO BE……THIS ACTOR CAN BRING FANS TO ANY SOAP WHO IS FORTUNATE TO GET HIM AND BELEIVE ME PEOPLE WILL WATCH!!!!!!!!!!!! SO SAD…y&r…WHERE HAS THE GREAT SHOW GONE?????

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

At this point, there’s no way he should return. The viewers who are bitter over his departure aren’t going to forgive all the show’s flaws and will likely just start complaining that Adam is victim to the same poor writing as most other characters. Behind the scenes, it would be a nightmare for everyone. How awkward would it be… Whatever happened, for some reason the powers that be decided it wasn’t a good idea for Michael Muhney to be employed on Young & the Restless. It’s time to accept that — not necessarily like or agree with it, but accept… Read more »

Breaking News

‘Port Charles’ Star Jay Pickett Dead at 60

UPDATED:  Just heartbreaking news over the weekend.  Former Port Charles star and soap veteran, Jay Pickett died suddenly while filming a movie.  His cause of death was not immediately known, although in a post on Sunday from Travis Mills it appears to have been from a heart attack. Pickett was 60-years-old.

In addition to his most remembered role on daytime as Frank Scanlon on the GH spinoff, Port Charles, where he appeared in over 762 episodes, Pickett also appeared on GH replacing Ted King as Lorenzo Alcazar and came back to the show in 2006-07 in the recurring role of Detective David Harper.  Jay also spent time on Days of our Lives as Dr. Chip Lakin and appeared on primetime’s Desperate Housewives and Queen Sugar countless other TV series and films.

Word of Pickett’s death first came via Facebook from Jim Heffel who is the film’s co-producer, who shared along with these images (see below): “Yesterday I lost a good friend and the world lost a great person. Jay Pickett decided to ride off into the Heavens. Jay died sitting on a horse ready to rope a steer in the movie Treasure Valley in Idaho. The way of a true cowboy. Jay wrote the story and starred in it. He was also coproducer with myself and Vernon Walker. He will be truly missed. Ride like the wind partner.”

Photo: ABC/Getty

Michael Dietz, who played Pickett’s on-screen brother, Joe Scanlon on Port Charles shared his grief on the news on Facebook, expressing: “My greatest friend has sadly left this world. We met when we were cast as brothers on Port Charles many, many years ago. He played my big brother on TV but that carried over into real life and an amazing friendship that was one of a kind. He was an incredible husband, father, friend, and godfather to my daughter. Everyone that knew him loved him. I love you, Jay. Keep smiling my friend. All my love to his family, who truly became our family as well. You will be forever missed.”

Kin Shriner (Scott, GH) and Jay’s former co-star at Port Charles shared: “The sudden passing of my pal Jay Pickett Is very sad . He loved acting and Westerns , and when we got together we laughed a lot . R.I.P. Jay”

Kelly Monaco (Ex-Livvie, PC and now Sam, GH) shared on her Instagram:  “My heart goes out to the family and friends of Jay Pickett. If you knew him, you loved him. Words can’t describe…”

Travis Mills from the film Treasure Valley, in which Pickett was filming at the time of his death, shared on Sunday morning this updated message on Facebook: “Many of you have already heard about the tragedy that happened two days ago. Jay Pickett, our leading man, writer, producer, and creator of this movie passed away suddenly while we were on location preparing to film a scene. There is no official explanation for the cause of his death but it appears to have been a heart attack. Everyone present tried as hard as they could to keep him alive. Our hearts are broken and we grieve for his family who are so devastated by this shocking tragedy.  As so many of us know, Jay was an incredible man. He was kind, sweet, and generous. He was one of the best actors I ever worked with and it was an honor to collaborate with him. Everyone who met him, even for the briefest moment, could feel his warmth, his wonderful spirit. It is difficult to find the words right now to say more. His closest friends have said that he was very happy making Treasure Valley and my hope is that he truly was. He was doing what he loved: acting, riding horses, making movies. And he was magnificent.”

Jay is survived by his wife, Elena, and their three children, Maegan, Michaela and Tyler.

We will have more on this continuing story as remembrances for Pickett are shared, and updated on news of his passing.

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Soap Alums: Helgenberger, Bonilla, and Ilonzeh Cast in New Drama Pilot ‘Getaway’

Three very familiar faces to daytime fans have their new potentially new nighttime gig!  E.J. Bonilla (Ex-Rafe, Guiding Light) has been added as as series regulars opposite Annie Ilonzeh (Ex-Maya, GH) along with former Ryan’s Hope favorite Marg Helgenberger (Ex-Siohan) to the NBC drama pilot, Getaway.

In Getaway, the loglines for the series read that the proposed seriescenters on a destination wedding at an isolated luxury resort that quickly descends into chaos after a group of dangerous criminals takes the island hostage. The small group of guests, led by a fearless female Army vet (Ilonzeh), will do everything they can to stay alive.

According to Deadline: Helgenberger will play Sen. Charlotte Pierce. As a senior Democratic senator from New York, Charlotte is used to calling the shots. She’s happy to see her son, Jack (played by Matt Long), settle down with his bride, Grace (Jasmine Mathew), but there are darker forces at play she has yet to fully understand. Charlotte will soon have to choose between her family and the political career for which she’s worked so hard.  Bonilla will play Rafi Salinas. Rafi claims to be a fisherman on the run with his friends from a gang of cartel members, but he’s hiding a dark secret that will put everyone at the resort in danger.

So, what do you think of the concept for this new drama pilot for NBC and the cast? Comment below.

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Chrishell Stause and Her ‘Selling Sunset’ Boss Jason Oppenheim Make Relationship Instagram Official

There’s a new man in soap veteran and Selling Sunset star, Chrishell Stause’s life.  And it is … none other than her boss at the Oppenheim Group, a real estate company, in Los Angeles which is at the epicenter of the Netflix reality series.

Stause who is also a real estate agent at the firm, made her relationship with Jason Oppenheim Instagram official when she posted a pic of the two of them while the cast of Selling Sunset were in Italy.

Oppenheim told PEOPLE: “Chrishell and I became close friends and it has developed into an amazing relationship. I care about her deeply and we are very happy together.”

Previously Stause was married to This is Us star, Justin Hartley and following their divorce, was briefly dating Dancing with the Stars pro dancer, Keo Motsepe.

So, what do you think of the love connection between Chrishell and Jason? Comment below.

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