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UPDATE: Amelia Heinle NOT Leaving The Young And the Restless!

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After the rumor mill ran rampant all day long that Amelia Heinle is out at The Young and the Restless, On-Air On-Soaps can now confirm that is was just a rumor … and not true!

A Y&R spokesperson told On-Air On-Soaps, “Amelia isn’t going anywhere, she never was … and the character of Victoria has a lot of story coming up!”

This is good news for fans of the Daytime Emmy Award winning actress who has been a fan favorite the role of Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) and Victor’s  (Eric Braeden) daughter, Victoria Newman.

As for Amelia’s Twitter account, it is our understanding that at present time the actress has decided to take it down.

So, let’s all take a deep breath!  Excited to hear Amelia is staying put as of now at Y&R? Comment below!

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Lynda Westlake
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Lynda Westlake

Yeah! Glad that Amelia is staying. I really like her and she is very important to the core family.

Nanci
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Nanci

Totally agree!!

Lynn
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Lynn

I heard that she’s taking time away because her sister passed away. I am totally relieved that she’s staying!!!!!

Theresa
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Theresa

I am very happy she is staying it wouldn’t be the same without her. She is great actress.

Jan
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Jan

Glad to hear she is not leaving the show~

Beacon
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Beacon

The character should be recast with Tamara Braun. I hate Amelia Heinle’s interpretation of the role. She has made a once vibrant and spunky character totally sedate and lacking in charisma. Heather Tom is still Victoria to me and Tamara Braun would be a worthy return to form.

Logan
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Logan

they are not going to fire Amelia . although everyone is replaceable at their job, even you lol

SZima
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SZima

Couldn’t agree more. I’ve never cared for Amelia’s Victoria. The only time she was interesting was when she played with Billy Miller.

Another site is saying her sister died. She was off set for a time, and that’s what sparked the rumors. Not sure if THAT’S true either…

SZima
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SZima

Sorry…sister-in-law died.

dmr
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dmr

I love Tamara Braun. She brought such a sensitive side to GH’s Carly.
I agree on Amelia’s Victoria-never clicked with me.

su0000
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su0000

aww dammit!
the depressing sad-sac mopy big snore should leave, really ..

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

But su, she had to stay…glad Sharon is around too…had these two left you might have had something positive to say about Y&R…lol

su0000
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su0000

hey jimh!
yes, oh yes! how wonderful that would be 🙂
and– I do say nice things about Y&R, I even watch it lol
But- truth is- this year has been as horrible a Sharon to watch LOL ..

Soon as Pratt’s writing get on screen I believe I will enjoy Y&R, again..
He will kill off some and blow up others!!
Its going to be a good 2015! 🙂

Harry
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Harry

Ha! Sue and Jim, you are both cracking me up big time.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Always spreading sunshine, Su!

su0000
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su0000

Marky!!
Ohhh I do do that, don’t I ,, lol

Ain’t no sunshine when (Su) she’s gone
It’s not warm when she’s away ,,,,,,, and on it goes

naww just telling it as it is 😉 Victoria is a snore.. lol

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Aww, Mark. You need to get to the core of what makes our su0000 tick….LOL. If you can do that, you’ll find that she truly does spread sunshine. Don’t you su? I love it!….. My day starts with a smile after reading her oh, so lively messages…LOL….I guess you haven’t read my posts on Sam or Sonny(GH)…..nor Shay’s on Sabrina. Compared to my comments, Su’s are tame.LOL. . All in good fun, Mark….later.

Nanci
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Nanci

I think Victoria has been perkier and smiley-faced
since her life has settled down happily with little Katie
and her apparent happiness with Ben (although I think
she really still loves Billy).
And with other female characters being a bit too loud
or in your face, Victoria’s basic mellowness can be
refreshing, in my opinion.

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

If ur going to critisize, at least try to spell correctly! Makes it easier to understand u.

Mo
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Mo

criticize

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Well, Eileen…it is YOU’RE not UR…..and YOU, not U…..just saying. Later and LOL.
Oh, I am wondering….to whom are you referring? Most of us do not re-read our posts before sending. Ergo, the typos. Shall we take you to task next time you make one?

Harry
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Harry

Now Cee Cee, you are making me roar with ribald laughter. Sometimes the comic section here provided much needed comic therapy.

Molly
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Molly

THANK. YOU.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I do believe Ashley shares your sentiments, Su. Now, tell me. Is Ashley being such a mean girl to Victoria out of jealousy?….or, is she really concerned over the fact that Victoria’s intentions to steal the formula are indeed fraudulent?

Beacon
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Beacon

Victoria has been a thorn in Ashley’s side ever since she was a little girl. And when she came back from boarding school, the little bitch did everything in her powerful to destroy Ashley’s marriage to Victor. And she succeeded.

su0000
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su0000

well, CeeCee,,
Ashley is being mean to Victoria because I asked her to take Victoria down, in tweeter,,
It most likely is because of me .. lol!

Victoria will not steal the formula.. all she does is mope around her house carrying her baby from the couch to the basket thingy.. so, no problem..
Victoria does nothing, absolutely nothing of interest, so dont expect too much from her… 😉

Harry
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Harry

Sue, have you noticed that Johnny, the baby Chelsey gave to Billy (who fathered him) and Victoria has become MIA? No one even mentions poor Johnny,
All they do is talk about little Kate. Poor Johnny!

Lynn B
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Lynn B

This is GREAT news! I am delighted that it was just a rumor and Amelia isn’t leaving YR!

villyforever55
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villyforever55

I will miss her. She’s wonderful as Victoria Newman and brings a great deal to that character and the show.

Sometimes if you don’t have something good to say, it’s best not to say anything…

Megan
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Megan

I like her and am glad she is staying. I like her so much better than Heather Tom.

Meg
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Meg

good ,I don’t always like viki ,but I like ameila ,I was looking forward in seeing how viki was with gabe ,when she didn’t know he was adam ,and wasn’t afraid of sharing him with daddy,

Patrick
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Patrick

OH

these headlines… just give me a start

jump!

Ms. Heinle : I’m so glad you are where you’re at :

I love Victoria… you emmied for a reason…. “this is YOUR Time”

Patrick
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Patrick

it’s not her fault… the actress

is saddled with SO much DULL : Victor, Nikki, and Nikolas

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

I said wait to see if true or not before we comment…

Harry
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Harry

Well, Jim, I tried but I suffer from impulse control issues. I am the one who often says,”Did I say that aloud?”

Donna
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Donna

So happy to hear this! I love AH and her rendition of Victoria Newman. She is a top notch actress and my favorite Victoria. I didn’t care for Heather Tom as Vikki… I do like her as Katie, though, on Bold and Beautiful.

Joanne
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Joanne

i love Amelia Heinle as Victoria please come back soon

brenda
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brenda

I know her sister has cancer. I hope she hasn’t taken a turn for the worse. I love Amelia. Hope she plays Victoria for many years to come.

Skyla
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Skyla

Yay!!!! Though I never had any doubt, with how much story she’s had lately and the fact she just won an Emmy, and let’s face it a contender for this year’s Emmys with her scenes when she have birth to Katie, who would think she would really be out? Sure she has a few vocal haters but she stays on the top of the polls regularly and is a part of two very popular couples: Villy and Sticky! Can’t wait to see what’s up next for one of my favorite characters and so glad the rumor about Amelia leaving is… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Oh, gosh

“thank the heavens, she has her own fan vocal appreciation”

pelt me with pain

Patrick
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Patrick

should clarify…. pelt me with pain

was a gesture aimed at naysayers of… Amelia Heinle

I adore her

Jeremy
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Jeremy

I don’t watch Y&R. However, this “news” was… Much Ado About Nothing.

Harry
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Harry

Well obviously it was “Much Ado About Nothing” to you, Jeremy. You don’t watch Y&R!

Jeremy
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Jeremy

That’s right, as I stated…I don’t watch Y&R. Yet, I was hoping she’d jump ship and come to GH!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Sarcasm at its best. Harry.

bunting
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bunting

So CBS reassures fans Amelia is not going anywhere but for months have made no comment about all the rumors surrounding Christian LeBlanc being fired.

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

They won’t comment on Christian because his storyline has his character in jeopardy. If they say he’s leaving, it conceivably “spoils” his storyline. They will respond to rumors about Amelia because they came out of left field and aren’t storyline-related.

Harry
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Harry

I will take a deep breath and exhale forth my disappointment.
I haven’t been this disappointed since I opened up my Secret Santa gift which was beautifully wrapped up in a Tiffany Box only to discover a Homer Simpson Chia Pet Head inside.
Marge?

CeeCee
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CeeCee

OH, MY GOD!!!! What am I going to do with you, Harry? I have a stitch on my side from laughter!!

Wendy - Vancouver
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Wendy - Vancouver

Not surprising another YR actor has quit Twitter. A lot of verbal abusive comments were so upsetting for Joshua Morrow in 2014 he simply quit interacting with fans of the show and now mainly comments to other actors or about sports. Good decision as no one, especially not these hard working actors, need verbal abuse for their characters actions or plots. Perhaps the same is true for Amelia. I will always respect her for her being able to follow in Heather Tom’s shoes and making the character her own. I do not compare actors when they replace another. It is… Read more »

jonboy
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jonboy

You’re so right! These are living breathing people with feelings, not characters from a show. I made the mistake once of saying something derogatory about an actress. She saw it and I was mortified at what I had done.

Harry
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Harry

I just want to clarify–I think Amelia is beautiful and talented–I just never saw her as Victoria Newman.
She seems more like an artist than a business woman.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hey, Jonboy. I do appreciate your concern and your diplomacy. However, it is , in fact, the characters we discuss on these sites, not the actors/actresses.
Yes, they are people, but said people are in the public eye, thus they become vulnerable to gossip, snide remarks and such. This position comes with a lot of baggage. They chose this so-called profession…rude comments are part of the territory. So, I, personally, have no qualms discussing the roles these thespians play….negatively or positively. ‘Tis my duty….LOL. Just saying. Later.

jonboy
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jonboy

Has nothing to do with diplomacy and everything to do with basic courtesy and respect. Trash a character and their antics all you want but when you begin debasing another person for their appearance or any other reason you are a fairly lousy excuse for a human being.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Totally agree…100 percent…with you jon boy. Had a very, way more heated debate about this very topic on a GH post.

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

Amelia does a fine job playing Victoria.

Andrea R
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Andrea R

Agreed!! Amelia is the best Victoria I’ve seen!!

Nat9
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Nat9

Bring back HEATHER TOM! She will always be the REAL Victoria Newman. Nothing against AH, but ironically, she would be better suited to a character like Katie Logan.

carol b
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carol b

i agree..ms tom will always be Victoria

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Thank God! I was seriously worried because it wouldn’t be completely out of fashion for Y&R to get rid of yet another amazing actor on their show. Michelle Stafford, Billy Miller, Michael Muhney, Elizabeth Hendrickson… to name a few that have departed in recent years… The last thing Y&R needs is to use another talented veteran cast member. What Pratt should focus on doing is rebuilding Y&R by bringing back legacy characters with ties to the canvas, not getting rid of ones they have and their talented portrayers. Now, I just hope Christian LeBlanc doesn’t get the axe, and Michael… Read more »

Nikki
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Nikki

I have to agree with everything you said with the exception of two things. 1st. If they have to kill someone off PLEASE let it be Summer. 2nd. Elizabeth Hendrickson really? I always thought she thought of herself better than anyone else on the show, but I would rather watch an hour long show with her & her maid mother Ester that 5 minutes of Summer with all her issues.

Patrick
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Patrick

amen, Nikki.

everybody rallies around tired overblown summer

Harry
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Harry

Summer has no purpose since her mother came out of the coma and her DNA has finally become a closed issue. First, it was,’ I can’t believe Kyle is my brother when I was crushing on him’ which was replaced by ‘I can’t believe Kyle isn’t my brother. Then it was,’I can’t believe Nicholas isn’t my dad replaced by ‘I can’t believe Jack is my dad’ which was replaced by’ I can’t believe Nicholas was my dad all along and Jack is not.” All the while she would interject her DNA musings by saying,”I miss my mom–she’s in a coma.”… Read more »

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Maid mother! Hilarious. Love it

Nikki
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Nikki

Summer makes me think of a opportunist. Where there’s a camera you’ll find her mug.

jonboy
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jonboy

LOL! Amen to that!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I love Michael/Christian. When I see his familiar face, I feel warm and fuzzy. Y&R will not be the same without him….as you have listed, it hasn’t been, since all the other actors/actresses have left….now, another big chunk of Y&R’s fabric will possibly be eradicated. I, too, hope Michael conquers this thing and remain part of the Y&R family. I am always left somewhat nonplussed when the first thing that pop’s into a guy’s head is his sexuality. Michael only seems to fixate on his manly prowess…his performance in bed more than his health. I guess women are definitely different.… Read more »

Nikki
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Nikki

I love Michael as well as the cancer story behind Lauren & Michael but I read that the one leaving is Jill. That would make sense because G.C. is always looking for a lawyer but Jill has not had much of a story line since that horrid music box. I also think either Phyllis or Kelly will have to go. I can’t see them getting rid of Phyllis so I think either Kelly leaves on her own or Phyllis kills her. Remember Phyllis tried run down Christine & Paul? J.M.O.

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

OH SNAP!!! MF, you dashed my hopes of a Victoria Newman recast. Darn it !!!!

Sandra Gurley
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Sandra Gurley

I’m sorry, just not a fan of hers. She’s boring, has no excitement about her.

Mo
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Mo

I agreed until she and Billy (Billy Miller) got together. Then I liked her. Now that BM is gone, her character isn’t as fun. Still like Amelia, but don’t like her with Ben. Not that being with the current incarnation of Billy would do her many favors either. Casting person at Y&R needs help.

Derrick
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Derrick

Great news!

Nikki
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Nikki

Great news. I’m so happy she’s going to stay. Love her acting and love her with Stitch. I wish they would bring back J.T. (her real life husband) as well.

jonboy
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jonboy

Good news. I’m not crazy nuts about the actress either (Heather Thom will forever be Victoria) but i don’t want any more recasts.

Timmm
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Timmm

I wouldnt miss her. Doesnt mean I dont like her. When Billy Miller left, Victoria as I knew her died. I would recast someone better equipped to act next to Burgess. Tamara Braun is a great actress but would look too young next to Burgess.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, Timmm,
Anyone would look too young next to Burgess. Ugh!! He just has an old-looking, nondescript, white-washed face. However, he is about the same age as Tamara. On the other hand, Melissa Claire Egan is ten years younger than either of them….he looks old enough to be her father; just as Peter/Jack, who is, indeed, old enough to be Gina’s/Phyllis’s father. Later.

Timmm
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Timmm

CeeCee, I’m with you on Burgess BUT it doesnt seem like he is going anywhere so you have to figure out who he looks and fits with. I discount the ages because we would all go bonkers with that. For instance, Summer, she is still a little kid who is portrayed as an adult, meanwhile I bet she cannot even put a straw in her juice box! Once Nick and Sharon are done fighting over Faith, next thing you know she is working at the Underground! Its crazy. But anyway, back to “Billy”, I see him best with Chelsea but… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Good for you, Mo. I missed the misspelled word, ‘criticize’….what sweet irony!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

You know what, Timmm? Billy and Maureen do fit….they even look alike. Why didn’t I see that before? LOL. later.

k/kay
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k/kay

I believe their is a death in the family why don’t we let the woman have her privacy!

Linda N .
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Linda N .

Still don’t trust JFP and soap killer Pratt!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I’m happy that Amelia and Victoria are not going anywhere. I didn’t see it plausible to get rid of either of them.

Francine Simpson
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Francine Simpson

Sorry for your loss .I hope you can get this worked out.Family is the most important thing.

Carol
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Carol

Her sister-in-law or sister died. She’s going to help with the two children left motherless and to grieve…

Mandy
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Mandy

So glad Amelia is staying ! I love her as Victoria Newman!

YRSense
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YRSense

She should be RECAST as the Victoria character needs to age.

She is no longer a spring chicken in her 30’s. She should be in her 50’s.

She was a cougar to Billy who should be at least 10 years older than him.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

I don’t think Victoria is a boring character at all. And by the way, Amelia is my only Victoria. I did not watch during the HT’s tenure. Victoria is a necessary kind of character on a soap because she’s normal. There are over-the-top, melodramatic characters – Victor, Nikki, Phyllis, Jill, Kelly to name a few. Then there are normal characters like Victoria, Paul, Michael. They can’t all be mumbling, billionaire egomaniacs and ex-stripper, alcoholic socialites. And I’m very happy with Burgess. The character of Billy was morphing from the hard-drinking playboy with the Cheshire cat smile. Billy was beginning to… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Well, Mark. I appreciate your post. I love your writing….you have a very calm, descriptive way of explaining your view. But, Victoria is not so ‘normal’. There have been moments where I did question her normalcy…..to name one….her mother, Nikki, slept with her own son-in-law, Cole; Victoria’s husband. It is NOT normal to carry on and befriend her mother again. Perhaps this character is more forgiving than most daughters, but I could have never looked my mother in the eye again. THAT is not normal. Now, Nikki is made out to look like a martyr; I am tired of her… Read more »

Mark Y
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Mark Y

And you gotta’ love ’email, right Cee Cee?

Harry
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Harry

Cee Cee, I could not agree with you more when it comes to Niki. I just want to tell her, “Speak up woman!” You’re not the Horse Whisperer for Heaven’s sake! Do answering machines hang up on her? Here is what I imagine— Paul–“Hi, you’ve reached Paul. Please leave a message and I will get right back to you. Thank you, and have a nice day!” Nikki (whispering) “Hello, Paul. It’s me. You said to call me when I needed a friend and I need a fr—-BEEP!” And if I have to look at her stare with longing one more… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hey, Harry.
You are the one who keeps us in stitches. You have a naturally sardonic and wry humor. I actually devour your posts.
Thus, while on the subject; does it bother you when these protagonists bungle their grammar? The most common grammatical error (it’s a fallacy since all of them make this mistake) is …’between’ she and I. The correct grammar is…’between her and me’. Why? You know, Harry….object of the preposition. It bothers me to no end.

Harry
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Harry

Cee Cee, you must be an English teacher. You have a very good eye. Yes, it bothers me but I do not say anything because as soon as I do, I make an even worser, er, worse, error myself. You never make a careless mistake/typo. What bothers me the most is when someone is trying to be all proper and think using “I” or “whom” is always proper no matter what. All they have to do is figure out who or what the subject is and the rest follows accordingly. The other day someone knocked on Nikki’s door and she… Read more »

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Harry,

I think that Summer should add something else to her, um, thought process…

Summer: “I can’t believe that I’m a whiny, spoiled, annoying brat…but I am!!!!!”

Have a good one, Harry. Peace.

Belle
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Belle

okay, Amelia’s not leaving ;however, what’s happened to the characters of Tyler and his sister ? See, it’s been so long that I can’t remember her name!

k/kay
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k/kay

People would you please in everything you hold dear to you stop this attack on this actress I just got word a friend of mine is dying of brain cancer can you not for just one minute stop the attacks on this actress and leave her alone for gods sake to grieve for her family or are you such vipers that you can’t back off? You really make me feel ashamed for you do you not have any class or respect! Or is your heartstrings filled with such venom that you do not care. She is an actress playing a… Read more »

Sammie
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Sammie

Sorry about your friend but what does that have to do with Amelia and why would she be grieving ? I’m confused.

k/kay
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k/kay

She lost her sister i law to cancer on Dec 31st I just wanted everyone to back off for a while and give the woman some peace! I guess it was too much to ask for the bleeding vultures

Brooke
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Brooke

Please just get Billy Miller back.The chemistry with Amelia is like no others on the show. I can even adjust to the new Adam but Billy needs to be Billy Miller.

Sammie
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Sammie

K/K, oh I had no idea, that’s terrible, so sorry for her, but the way you worded your post it sounded like it was a friend of yours that died, and I couldn’t make the connection. Thank you for clearing that up.

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2023 CRITICS CHOICE TV NOMINATIONS: Sterling K. Brown, Mandy Moore, Murray Bartlett, Amanda Seyfried, Renée Elise Goldsberry Score Nods

TV nominees for the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards were announced on Tuesday, which featured nominations for This Is Us favorites in their final season, Sterling K. Brown and Mandy Moore, plus soap opera alums, Murray Bartlett (ex-Cyrus, GL). Amanda Seyfried (ex-Joni, AMC ex-Lucy, ATWT) and Renée Elise Goldsberry (ex-Evangeline, OLTL).

ABC’s Abbott Elementary led all the nominations with six, followed by AMC’s Better Call Saul with five nods.  The Talk Show category featured nominations for daytime favorite, The Kelly Clarkson Show.

Photo: ABC

The awards will be handed out in ceremony that will air live on Sunday, January 15th at 7pm ET/6 pm CT on The CW.  The second part of the nominations for the Critics Choice in films will be revealed on December 14th.

Check out the just announced TV categories featuring the aforementioned nominees below:

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jeff Bridges, The Old Man
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Diego Luna, Andor
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Adam Scott, Severance
Antony Starr, The Boys

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Christine Baranski, The Good Fight
Sharon Horgan, Bad Sisters
Laura Linney, Ozark
Mandy Moore, This Is Us
Kelly Reilly, Yellowstone
Zendaya, Euphoria

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary
Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant
Renée Elise Goldsberry, Girls5eva
Devery Jacobs, Reservation Dogs
Jean Smart, Hacks

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BEST ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Julia Garner, Inventing Anna
Lily James, Pam & Tommy
Amber Midthunder, Prey
Julia Roberts, Gaslit
Michelle Pfeiffer, The First Lady
Amanda Seyfried, The Dropout

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Murray Bartlett, Welcome to Chippendales
Domhnall Gleeson, The Patient
Matthew Goode, The Offer
Paul Walter Hauser, Black Bird
Ray Liotta, Black Bird
Shea Whigham, Gaslit

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BEST TALK SHOW
The Amber Ruffin Show (Peacock)
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)
The Kelly Clarkson Show (NBC)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)
Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (Bravo)

Check out the full TV nominations here

What do you think about the TV nominations for the 2023 Critics Choice Awards? Happy to see some of your favorites from This Is Us, and those who started in daytime and went on to success in primetime received recognition? Comment below.

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Hollywood Reacts to the Death of Former ‘Cheers’ Star Kirstie Alley

Over the last 24 hours, friends, colleagues and former co-star have paid tribute to Kirstie Alley, the former Cheers and Veronica Closet star, who passed away at age 71.

On Tuesday, a rep for Kirstie Alley confirmed to PEOPLE.com that the actress died from complications from Colon Cancer.

Alley rose to fame in 1987 as Rebecca Howe on NBC’s Cheers. For that tole she earned a Golden Globe for Best Actress and an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy series in1991. In 1994, she received her second Emmy win for her portrayal of Sally Goodson in David’s Mother.

Some of her other roles included: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Summer School (1987), Look Who’s Talking (1989), It Takes Two (1995) and Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999).

Alley also starred on in other TV sitcoms such as: Veronica’s ClosetFat ActressKirstie and Scream Queens.  She later appeared on two reality series: A&E’s Kirstie Alley’s Big Life and was a celebrity competitor on season 12 of Dancing with the Stars.

Alley’s children, True and Lillie broke the news of their mother’s death via an Instagram post: “To all our friends, far and wide around the world. We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered. She was surrounded by her closest family and fought with great strength, leaving us with a certainty of her never-ending joy of living and whatever adventures lie ahead. As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother. We are grateful to the incredible team of doctors and nurses at the Moffitt Cancer Center for their care. Our mother’s zest and passion for life, her children, grandchildren and her many animals, not to mention her eternal joy of creating, were unparalleled and leave us inspired to live life to the fullest just as she did. We thank you for your love and prayers and ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time.”

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Kirstie’s controversial relationship with Scientology had been much talked about in the press and through her years in Hollywood.  The late actress shared in the past that through Scientology, it gave her the strength to climb out of her drug addiction and depression. In her 2012 memoir, The Art of Men, she noted that she stumbled upon Scientology at a very dark period in her life; that for 26 days, she drove from Kansas to Newport Beach, California, to visit a Scientology center, stopping periodically along the way to buy drugs.  After, she said Scientology helped her kicked her addition, Kirstie then became a devotee and spent decades publicly defending the church and building friendships within it, but later in life, she found some of those relationships fracture such as with Leah Ramini.

Below are some remembrances from stars from daytime, primetime, and motion pictures that offered up their sentiments on Alley’s sudden passing:

Greg Vaughan (Eric, DAYS): “I am beyond thankful to have had the pleasure to embrace your love, laughter & kindness!!! All my love & prayers”

Finola Hughes (Anna, GH): “#rip #kirstialley one of a kind”

Maksim Chmerkovskiy (DWTS) “My dearest Kirstie, We haven’t spoken lately and I’ll tell you everything when I finally see you, but for now I want to say that I love you very much and I wish you the most peaceful rest. You were one of the most unique people I have ever met and easily one of the brightest moments of my personal and professional life.  Some of our relationship is heavily documented. Most of it is known to select few. All of it was like a wild rollercoaster. From Maude to DJ Lil Buttercup you were always all in for life. As I’m typing this, memories of our time together rush to my head, I remember how absolutely wild you were and I start to tear up. Something you’d absolutely hate. And now I can’t help but smile because I remembered exactly what you wanted me to say at your funeral. Don’t think I can do it here… I thought you’d be around forever.  I wish we spoke often. Thank you for everything. I love you Kirstie Alley”

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Ted Danson (ex-Cheers, ex-Mr. Mayor, ex-AW):  “I was on a plane today and did something I rarely do. “I watched an old episode of Cheers.  It was the episode where Tom Berenger proposes to Kirstie, who keeps saying no, even though she desperately wants to say yes. Kirstie was truly brilliant in it. Her ability to play a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown was both moving and hysterically funny,  She made me laugh 30 years ago when she shot that scene, and she made me laugh today just as hard. As I got off the plane, I heard that Kirstie had died. I am so sad and so grateful for all the times she made me laugh. I send my love to her children. As they well know, their mother had a heart of gold. I will miss her.”

Kelsey Grammar (ex-Cheers): “I always believed grief for a public figure is a private matter, but I will say I loved her.”

Rhea Perlman (ex-Cheers): “Kirstie was a unique and wonderful person and friend. Her joy of being was boundless. We became friends almost instantly when she joined the cast of Cheers. She loved kids and my kids loved her too. We had sleepovers at her house, with treasure hunts that she created.  She had massive Halloween and Easter parties, and invited the entire crew of the show, and their families. She wanted everyone to feel included. She loved her children deeply. I’ve never met anyone remotely like her. I feel so thankful to have known her. I’m going to miss her very, very much.”

John Travolta: “Kirstie was one of the most special relationships I’ve ever had.  I love you Kirstie. I know we will see each other again.”

Jamie Lee Curtis: “I’ve just heard the sad news that Kirstie Alley has died. She was a great comic foil in Scream Queens and a beautiful mama bear in her very real life. She helped me buy onesies for my family that year for Christmas. We agreed to disagree about some things but had a mutual respect and connection. Sad news.”

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Harrison Wagner, Son of GH’s Kristina Wagner and Jack Wagner, Cause of Death Determined

General Hospital’s Kristina Wagner (Felicia) and former GH and B&B star Jack Wagner (ex-Frisco, ex-Nick) have been mourning the loss of their beloved son, Harrison Wagner, since he passed away this past June at the age of 27.

Harrison was found in a parking lot and his cause of death was initially deferred.  Now, according to a report from PEOPLE.com, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner officials have updated Harrison’s death as an “accident,” with Fentanyl and Alprazolam (the generic name for Xanax) as the official cause.

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Following his passing, Kristina and Jack created the Harrison Wagner Scholarship Fund to assist other young men who battle addiction to be able to afford getting into a recovery community.

Just a few days ago on December 1st, Kristina remembered her son on what would have been his 28th birthday with a touching Instagram post. It included a video clip of Harrison dancing along with the words: “Sometimes I feel like a pinned butterfly. There’s no second chance. There’s no see-him-again. There’s no nothing. He’s not coming back. It’s final. But life goes on. How do I spend the rest of my own without Harrison in it? What does it mean to be ‘all right’ after the death of your child, your blood? The pain will never go away. Today is Harrison’s birthdate. I had the privilege to know him for 27 incredible years. Harrison was larger than life, but beneath his commanding presence was vulnerability and compassion. He understood his own defects and worked hard to turn them around, to strengthen his positive attributes. He was a good listener and stood up for others when they couldn’t speak for themselves. He is missed. Happy Birthday, Harrison. To all bereaved parents: May you find peace. Let’s stick around and see what’s in store for our extraordinary lives.”

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Jack and Kristina have two sons together, the late Harrison, and their eldest son, Peter (age 31).  The actors were previously married from 1993 to 2006.

We continue to offer our condolences to Jack, Kristina, and Peter through this difficult time, and hope that from Harrison’s passing, that the scholarship fund in his name, will help others.

Share your thoughts on the closing of the case on Harrison Wagner’s death, and send your continued condolences to Jack and Kristina via the comment section below.

The Harrison Wagner Scholarship Fund notes that if you have a loved one that is in need of help with their substance abuse, please give them call at 888-977-4549 to learn more about the recovery options available.

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