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Victoria Rowell in online response to Y&R rep contacting her on bringing back Dru!

According to Victoria Rowell’s series of tweets today on her twitter account , a certain rep from The Young and the Restless was in contact with her to discuss a possible return to the show as Drucilla Winters, and that according to Rowell, “Maria Arena Bell was trying to bring her back”  to Genoa City.

Rowell on twitter stated:  “So, for the past 3 days there’s been an appointed liaison between Maria Bell and myself, contacting me via text, at my Atlanta  home &in LA.  I found it odd first of all, that I was being approached as a respected & tenured actor, with theatrical representation in this way. I was insulted to learn that Maria Arena Bell was “trying” to bring me back. Phooey! After everything I’ve given and been through on Y&R…The word TRY shouldn’t even be in the mix. A respectful business call would have been appropriate. And so you see, EVEN on a business level.  There is a demonstration of disrespect. I know for a fact Maria made it possible for Eric Braeden’s return so how hard did she TRY for him?   I have this to say: It’s all contingent upon who is perceived as important, WHO Maria is willing to take lumps 4 & WHOSE bluffs she’ll call. I stand by the integrity of my work and know my value. If anyone would like to discuss business please contact my attorney, Chuck Hurewitz.”

The Victoria Rowell and Y&R  debate/discussion/controversy/… continues!

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Toscanti
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Toscanti

Victoria Rowell is full of herself, yes she played the role of Dru like no other, but she is ridiculous. I hope they don’t bring her back. I feel she has disrespected the powers that be at Y&R once again in a public forum. She has a lack of class and a big mouth.

Aaron
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Aaron

What a bitch.

Kalamaty
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Kalamaty

I’m sorry to hear that there is so much discord between the talent (Ms. Rowell) and the creative powers that be over at Y&R. Please find a way to work out your creative differences so that the long-time fans of the show can continue to enjoy Drucilla! Young and the Restless should seriously move mountains to bring her back, and I hope that Ms. Rowell will get the appreciation she deserves and perhaps lose a touch of the ego so that millions of fans get what they want. We want DRUCILLA. Play nice, kids!

Mar Johnson
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Mar Johnson

Indeed. Dru needs to come back. Neil is dull and almost invisible w/ out her!

bottomchef
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bottomchef

Although VR has a pt abt keeping it professional by giving her a business phone call, VR’s complaining is just way too much. Maybe they’re texting her as a way of opening the dialogue. Then if that goes well (w/c didn’t), they’ll make the calls, set a meeting in person, and talk abt her return. The fact that MAB actually is initiating some kind of way for Dru to return is great on her part, despite the actors that would be against VR’s return. However, how difficult is VR compared to Zimmer, Strasser, Braeden, etc.? What the heck does VR… Read more »

Keith
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Keith

Ugh! Something is amiss. Never really watched Y & R, but I am familiar with Victoria as well as her character on the show. I find it funny how Victoria is calling someone out for “unprofessional” behavior yet her own actions are very similar. Surely, she could have texted back or even phone to say I am interested in talking, can you have Maria give me a call? Her decision to put this info. out on twitter shows me a) she is being unprofessional herself and b) she probably just needs more press so she can continue to promote her… Read more »

Rob
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Rob

Shut this wretched biatch up already!!!

They clearly DO NOT want her back, she is starting to really look pathetic!! She is an attention whore whose book did not get the attention her egomaniacal mind thought it would. She should stop going through the press like this and start eating a big ol slice of humble pie.

Keith
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Keith

Just finished checking out Victoria’s twitter page. It is clear to me she has an axe to grind. Many posts about Y & R and what she perceived as unfair treatment. Clearly, her past statements where she said she would love to return to Y & R are in direct contrast to her posts. I found many of her posts to be childish and make it appears as is she is out for revenge. I wonder if she realizes how unprofessional her own posts are, and how bad she actually comes off. Does not seem like much of a class… Read more »

Alessandro Sorrento
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Alessandro Sorrento

I have a producer who was in negotiations with VR about joining another project . She clearly wants to be respected and given an opportunity to write, direct, produce and, also be in a front burner story. However, when given all she requested, it wasn’t enough. VR is professional, talented and beautiful yet may be doing all she can to get her other projects produced and her book higher on the bestseller lists. She is a kind person but even I, from a far, have been watching this public argument and I am not impressed. I believe the past is… Read more »

Devoted Fan
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Devoted Fan

Well it looks like VR won’t be back to Y&R anytime soon, if ever, and this time it’s her own fault. Very disappointing all around for a “professional” to respond to what she’s been wanting for so long in such a way.

Charles
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Charles

Check out her twitter page now. Even more smack she is talking about Y & R. I find it hard to believe that she would allow of these incidents totake place while she was there and NOT say anything at the time. Why wait so long to speak out? Makes me question the validity of some of her “stories”. Sad, because without these outbursts she could be so successul back on daytime and what show would not want her back? Apparently, none of them do and you have toa sk, is it because of her reputation? One would think so.… Read more »

Mar Johnson
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Mar Johnson

VR is an amazing talent. She is unbelievably pretty and gifted. The Winters family have long been background or scenery. Sadly we see that Dru was the shining light of the family. Neil is unbelievably dull without her. All the love interests they’ve tried to pair him with since Dru’s departure have crashed and burned. Frankly Lilly either needs to be miraculously healed or her characther needs to go away for treatment and stay. The cancer story line is losing steam for me. VR may be overracting to having received a text from someone. But, if the message was truly… Read more »

LYDW
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LYDW

Victoria I would for u to come back. But only can make that decision and I hope it is the right one. And no matter what lydw will always love character and u thanks for listening to me. I miss your character, but girl don’t let them cheat u.

T
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T

Victoria Rowell!!!!!!!! You can only control yourself. Be the best actress you can be on Y&R, if you don’t own it stop bitching. When you don’t own the bank you don’t make the decission.

Harris
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Harris

you go Victoria

mommi
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mommi

Please sign this petition supporting Victoria Rowell’s return to y&r :http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?VRowell

cronb
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cronb

i voted!!!

greg p.
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greg p.

Victoria Rowell has no class. I’m glad she’s off Y&R. They should send the whole Winters clan packing. They are extremely boring. Maybe Ms. Rowell should consider doing Real Housewives of Atlanta. She has a lot in common w/ those classless ghetto whores.

cronb
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cronb

i want Dru to come back… i was pi**ed when they took her off. she was the only reason why i watched Y&R when i was a kid.. i have read some of the things that has been posted by all.. but one thing is true, that soap is NOT the same without her, yes she may have been over the top a little by putting that Info on Twitter, but NONE of us know what she really went through with the Big Wigs over Y&R. i will go to sigh the petition with hopes that she return to Y&R… Read more »

Janet Turner
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Janet Turner

You go! Although, me and so many like me, would love to see you back on the show. It has not been the same since you have been gone. It’s beginning to get pretty boring and we know that you could put the much needed spice in the show.
We think it would be wonderful for Lily’s mother to reappear in her life, now that she is married and has those twins.
For your Fans, and believe me you have plenty of them, won’t you come back to Y&R???

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Cailtin Reilly to Appear in General Hospital Tribute Episode to Her Father John Reilly

Tik Tok star, Cailtin Reilly, who is the daughter of the late soap veteran, John Reilly, will play a key role in the General Hospital tribute episode in her dad’s honor.

According to Variety who broke the casting news, Caitlin will portray Annie, formerly known as Anna, the daughter of her father’s character Sean Donely and Tiffany Hill (Sharon Wyatt).

In a statement on her casting,  Caitlyn expressed: “Words can’t describe how honored I am to be playing my dad’s daughter on the show. I grew up on the set of ‘General Hospital,’ watching him work for years, so it’s exciting to dive into a new character in honor of him. He’ll absolutely be by my side in spirit on set rooting me on. It fills my heart with gratitude to be a part of this tribute to him, and to feel so close to him working on a show he loved so much doing.”

The character of Anna was last seen on-air back in August of 2013, when she was portrayed by Courtney Halverson. In story at that time, Sean was poisoned by polonium and he teamed up with Luke (Anthony Geary) to track down the man who extorted millions for the cure, while Anna repeatedly got in contact with that man to get the medicine her father so desperately needed.

John Reilly past away back in January 2021.  The talented actor first appeared on GH back in 1984 and last appeared on the daytime drama series back in 2013.

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Former ‘Bachelor’ Colton Underwood Comes Out as Gay

This morning on the highly-promoted sit-down interview with GMA’s Robin Roberts, former ‘Bachelor’ lead Colton Underwood, revealed that he was gay and that he has finally come to terms with it.

The ex-football star shared: “Obviously this year’s been a lot for a lot of people, and it’s probably made a lot of people look themselves in the mirror and figure out who they are and what they’ve been running from or what they’ve been putting off in their lives. For me, I’ve ran from myself for a long time and I’ve hated myself for a long time, and I’m gay. I came to terms with that that earlier this year and have been processing it. The next step in all of this was sort of letting people know. I’m still nervous, but it’s been a journey for sure. I’m like the happiest and healthiest I’ve ever been in my life. That means the world to me.”

Underwood expressed he went through a very dark time to be able to reveal his truth: “I got into a place in my personal life that was dark and bad. I can list a bunch of different things, but they’d all be excuses. I think overall the reason why now is because I got to a place where I didn’t think I was ever going to share this. I would rather have died than say ‘I’m gay,’ and I think that was sort of my wake up call. There was a moment in L.A. that I woke up and I didn’t think I was going to wake up,” he said. “I didn’t have the intentions of waking up, and I did. And I think for me that was my wake up call, that, ‘This is your life. Take back control.’ I think looking back even beyond that is… even just suicidal thoughts and driving my car close to a cliff, like, ‘Oh, if this goes off the cliff, it’s not that big of a deal.’ I don’t feel that anymore.”’

As to the questions or anger that ‘Bachelor Nation’ are going to have that Underwood misled the female contestants on his season, or he duped the audience, Colton said: “I thought a lot about this…Do I regret being ‘The Bachelor?’ And handling it the way that I did?’  I do think I could have handled it better, I’ll say that. I just wish I wouldn’t have dragged people into my own mess of figuring out who I was. I genuinely mean that, but also at the same time I can say ‘I’m sorry’ to all of those women, I can also say ‘thank you,’ because without them and without the ‘Bachelor’ franchise, I don’t know if this would have ever come out.”

Colton was highly-promoted during his season as the “Virgin Bachelor”.  He acknowledged he was indeed a virgin at that time, but it was because he was gay, but just “didn’t know how to handle it”.   Underwood also shared he was thankful to God that he was cast on the reality-competition as one of its season’s leads because he thought that would make him straight.  He told Roberts in his talk with God, ‘Finally, you’re letting me be straight. Finally, you’re giving me a wife, a fiancée, and then I’m going to have the kids, then I’m going to have the house, and then I’m going to have all this.’

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As to his contentious break-up with ‘Bachelor’ contestant, Cassie Randolph, where she had at one time had a restraining order put on Underwood and later revoked it, he admitted: “I would like to say sorry for how things ended. I messed up, I made a lot of bad choices.”  But told Robin Roberts, he indeed loved Cassie, sharing, “That only made it harder and more confusing for me. if I’m being very honest, I loved everything about her. And it’s hard for me to articulate exactly what my emotions were, and going through that relationship with her was, because I obviously had an internal fight going on. I would just say that I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart. I’m sorry for any pain and emotional stress I caused. I wish it wouldn’t have happened the way it did. I wish that I would have been courageous enough to fix myself before I broke anybody else.”

Underwood shared that his upbringing in the Catholic church and being in the world of high school, college, and pro sports contributed to why he never came out previously, citing,: ” learned in the Bible that gay is a sin. I had made mistakes in my sports and in my athletic career, and when you make mistakes, ‘that play was gay’ or that was a bad… gay was always affiliated with a connotation of negativity, and I think there’s a lot of things when I look back, like, ‘No wonder I held it in.’”

So, were you surprised that Colton revealed he was gay? How do you feel about the journey he expressed in his interview on GMA to speak his truth? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Former Y&R Star Jason Canela Lands Recurring Role on ‘The Rookie’

Jason Canela (Ex-Arturo Rosales) will now join another soap alum, Nathan Fillion (Ex-Joey, One Life to Live) on the ABC cop drama, The Rookie.

Casting news today out of Deadline has that Canela will play the recurring role of Cesar Madrigal, the son of criminal royalty who is impetuous, entitled and in line to take over his father’s empire.

Look for Jason to first appear in the upcoming episode entitled “Brave Heart.”

 

In addition to Y&R, Jason has appeared on The Glades, Camino, Pitch, MissingSingle in South Beach, Make Love Great Again and Netflix’s Always Be My Maybe.

So looking forward to seeing Jason on The Rookie? Comment below.

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