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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
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
Aaron

What a bitch.

Kalamaty
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
Mar Johnson

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

bottomchef
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 want? Stafford’s head on a platter as a peace offering to her? LOL. I don’t think Y&R should ask for her to return. They should just kill off the Winters clan and be done w/ it. VR messed up her chances at a return.

Keith
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 book. It seems that lately there have been a number of reports and interviews on things that appaerently were not kisher with Victoria on the set of Y & R. Why now? Why has she started yet another publicity tour, or so it seems, where she bashes Y & R? Publicity, promotion to sell her book, perhaps? I believe that if Victoria truly thought she had been handled in an unprofessional manner and that her firing was not legit, she would have pursued legal remedies to force Y & R and CBS to correct their behavior. Just my opinion. But, I will say for someone who is so publicly outspoken about dying at the chance to return to Y & R, is this the way to react to their proposed interest in having her return? I think not! I would have thought had she been sincere in her proclamations that she would LOVE to return to the soap, she would have been grateful for the texts, excited and would have personally called to say “Yes! Let’s meet, lets make this happen!”. Like I said, something is amiss.

And it is a shame, because she seems to be a great actress and soap character. Methinks Victoria may have got a little too full of herself and has yet to be humbled, brought back down to reality.

Rob
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
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 act AT ALL.

Alessandro Sorrento
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 the past and every one in the soap industry needs to be grateful for the opportunities they are given. VR should have taken advantage of the opportunities she had on her plate to create her own destiny with a new show and then, by succeeding, she would have made her point.

Devoted Fan
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
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. Back to why I find all this so appalling is I think she has a pure heart and the best of motives when it comes to bringing awareness to adoption and foster care. For that, I applaud her efforts.

Mar Johnson
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 from anyone in the ‘front office’ of the shows production….. they should know better than to text. It’s like those party crashers at the White House saying they’d been sent an email rather than an invitation. Puhleaze!

If VR had been contacted in the appropriate manner and then went off on a tangent her actions would show she’s truly trippin’. Handle up and contact her in the right manner. The show knows she’s high maintenance. I think they get a kick out of her acting crazy, too.

She is in my opinion the ONLY Dru. I mean look at the train wreck that is the new Malcolm. Some characters shouldn’t be re-cast.

LYDW
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
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
Harris

you go Victoria

mommi
mommi

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

cronb
cronb

i voted!!!

greg p.
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
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 so they can get that terrible Sofia that is “clearly” trying to walk in the #1 spot. news flash. NEVER will she be Dru… she was rulled out the day she entered Y&R that that wanna be Dru’s sassiness. heck naw!

Janet Turner
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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DRAMA SERIES
The Americans
The Crown
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid’s Tale
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA 
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Ed Harris, Westworld
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

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LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Claire Foy, The Crown
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Keri Russell, The Americans
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Lena Heady, Game of Thrones
Vanessa Kirby, The Crown
Thandie Newton, Westworld
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid’s Tale
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Matt Smith, The Crown

GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Diane Rigg, Game of Thrones
Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away With Murder
Viola Davis, Scandal
Kelly Jenrette, The Handmaid’s Tale
Cherry Jones, The Handmaid’s Tale
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale

GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
F. Murray Abraham, Homeland
Cameron Britton, Mindhunter
Matthew Goode, The Crown
Gerald McRaney, This Is Us
Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us
Jimmi Simpson, Westworld

Courtesy/NBC

COMEDY SERIES
Atlanta
Barry
black-ish
Curb Your Enthusiasm
GLOW
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Allison Janney, Mom
Issa Rae, Insecure
Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish
Lily Tomlin, Grace & Frankie

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Anthony Anderson, black-ish
Ted Danson, The Good Place
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Bill Hader, Barry
William H. Macy, Shameless

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Zazie Beetz, Atlanta
Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live
Alex Borestein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Betty Gilpin, GLOW
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne
Megan Mullally, Will & Grace

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Louie Anderson, Baskets
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
Henry Winkler, Barry

Courtesy/NBC

GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Wanda Sykes, black-ish
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
Tiffany Haddish, Saturday Night Live
Maya Rudolph, The Good Place
Jane Lynch, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Molly Shannon, Will & Grace

GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Katt Williams, Atlanta
Sterling K. Brown, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Bryan Cranston, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Lin-Manuael Miranda, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Donald Glover, Saturday Night Live
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

TELVISION MOVIE 
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Farenheit 451
Flint
Paterno
The Tale

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LIMITED SERIES 
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The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Genius: Picasso
Godless
Patrick Melrose

LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Jessica Biel, The Sinner
Laura Dern, The Tale
Michelle Dockery, Godless
Edie Falco, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
Regina King, Seven Seconds
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Cult

LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso
Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose
Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower
John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesse Plemons, Black Mirror, “USS Callister”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Adina Porter, American Horror Story: Cult
Letitia Wright, Black Mirror, “Black Museum”
Merrit Wever, Godless
Sara Bareilles, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
Penelope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Judith Light, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Courtesy/FX

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE 
Jeff Daniels, Godless
Brandon Victor Dixon, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
Ricky Martin, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Edgar Ramirez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
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REALITY SHOW HOST 
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RuPaul Charles, RuPaul’s Drag Race
Ellen DeGeneres, Ellen’s Game of Games
Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway

REALITY SHOW COMPETITION
The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Project Runway
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
At Home With Amy Sedaris
Drunk History
I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live
Tracey Ullman’s Show

VARIETY TALK SERIES
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
The Late Late Show With James Corden
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

VARIETY SPECIAL LIVE
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The 75th Annual Golden Globes
60th Annual Grammy Awards
The Oscars
Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites For Autism Programs

So, what do you think of this year’s Primetime Emmy nominations?  Who do you feel got in that deserved to be nominated? Who was snubbed? Who are you rooting for to win? Let us know via the comment section below.  And to see the complete nominations in all categories check out Emmys.com

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