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Y&R's Christel Khalil Sues Agent for Sending Her Out On Audition … For Y&R!

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Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Yup, you read that headline right! And after reading this item that broke on TheWrap.com,  who wouldn’t side with Christel Khalil on this legal matter!

The fan favorite and Daytime Emmy winning actress who plays Lily Winters Ashby on the number one soap, The Young and the Restless  apparently is suing her agent for neglect, withholding her money, and this tops all… sending the beautiful lady out on an audition for Y&R, when she is already on the show as a contract player!  Talk about bobbling the ball! And after reading this, we fill badly for Christel!

According to TheWrap.com “Khalil filed a complaint against her talent agency in California Superior Court Tuesday, accusing it of stealing money and failing to send her on auditions — except for the one show she already had a contract for.   In the filing, Khalil says her agents, Mavrick Artists Agency, have repeatedly failed to uphold their end of the representation contract. She charges that during a very busy pilot season this year, she was only sent out on two auditions for series regular roles. She was not sent on any commercial auditions.  Khalil accuses the defendants of intentionally not paying her for a guest spot on 2 Broke Girls. The complaint also alleges the agency essentially stole money from the actress above its 10 percent commission.”

But the topper on this is … Mavrick Artists Agency allegedly sent Khalil out to audition for a role on her own show …Y&R!   The item went on to say, “At the time, Khalil was still in a contract role on the soap opera where she had been for 10 years, according to the documents. This, the plaintiff argues, proves how neglectful the agency has been with her career.”

So Y&R and soap fans, are you stunned as we are that an agent would send their client out for the same show they are already on contract for and mainstay of the series for over a decade?  Only in Hollywood!

 

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Lisa J.
Lisa J.

Sounds like she A. Needs a new agency and B. made the right move to sue them! Good for her!

TheHugoBoss
TheHugoBoss

Lmao! I have no words! Well I hope it goes without saying Im sure this is going to be an easy win in court! :-p (Crossed fingers she gets a callback for the Y&R role. Ha.)

4everdays
4everdays

Everybody around YawneR is asleep!!! I can’t keep my eyes open
when I try to watch YawneR…neither can her agent!!! LMFAO!!!

jon
jon

Stupid and talentless!

Sandy
Sandy

I don’t blame her as she is too talented to be holding her back from other possibilities. I just hope she stays with Y&R as it has proven to be a success for her; an Emmy.
Good luck Christel.

Loving
Loving

She should go… Lily needs to be recast anyway she just doesmt feel like Malcom’s and Dru’s daughter

Jeffrey Jonas Moree
Jeffrey Jonas Moree

Yeah! I’d say that is pretty darn bad!

PatF
PatF

She originated the role. Of course I see her as Dru and Neil/Malcolm’s daughter.

Since she’s not on contract, she can go for any auditions she wants.

Good for her, and I hope she wins.

Kathy
Kathy

She didn’t originate the role. Vanessa Carson played Lily as child. Christel didn’t start playing Lily until 2002. She is actually the third Lily.

4everdays
4everdays

Her agent is sleeping during YawneR.

boes
boes

How funny! Even her own agency finds her so dull they can’t even remember who she is or where she works.

Ah…..she doesn’t exactly set the screen on fire now, does she?

Between her dullness and her co-star Daniel Goddard’s sweaty creepiness, something just isn’t right in Genoa City!

Mad/hatter
Mad/hatter

Daniel Goddard is the Anthony Weiner of daytime he poses pictures of himself in his underwear on Twitter all the time. And as for CK is she that dumb that she wouldn’t recognize a name from Y&R since she has worked there so long. The only thing I have ever agreed with Victoria Rowell on is Davetta Sherwood was a much better Lily.

Jared
Jared

Maybe more of these actors DO need to audition and re-try out for their shows. There’s definitely a bias toward looks over talent.

Harlee
Harlee

UGH! Talk about ugly & agents not knowing clients, she has every right to sue….but is this old or new and just getting wind of this news? I could honestly say I personally wouldn’t mind if recast the role of “Lily”. Nothing personal against CK, she is the original and has done some fine work in the past but the last 5-6 years have been not her best strengths. Being “Lily” is an all important character to canvas which comes from the “Winters family” I would not be upset if a stronger A-A actress came to the role to expand in “Lily” & broaden the depth of the character.

bisma butool
bisma butool

u guys r so rude and disrespectful to ck she is the best lily for the y&r
and she is not dumb call her any name again and i will sue u guys

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After the fantastic bit of casting news for actress Vinessa Antoine  (Jordan Ashford) over the weekend, today, via her social media accounts, Vinessa has addressed her future with General Hospital.

As viewers know, Vinessa has been cast as the drama series lead in the new CBC production of Diggstown, and it is groundbreaking making her the first black actress to star in a series on the legendary Canadian broadcasting network,   Originally it was presumed that Antoine would go recurring on GH, while she was away filming, but that is not the case as she revealed in her heartfelt message today.  She and GH have mutually parted ways.

Vinessa’s statement: “There are so many people that God put into place who are directly and indirectly responsible for my time at General Hospital.  You know who you are. I thank you. I came into this world as an artist. My job is to create and inspire. I hope that I did that a little in playing #JordanAshford.

I believe that I have taken her as far as I can.  To clarify, as negotiations for #Diggstown were underway, although I am open to stay and play in Port Charles, I was told by my reps that GeneralHospital felt that my character would be off the canvas for too long for me to continue playing her.

With that, we decided to mutually part ways.  It’s time to make room for more women of color in prominent roles on television. I’m grateful to assist in that by starting this new chapter in my journey. I hope you’ll all come along. I feel blessed. Be well. xo”

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As Cricket matured, so to was the decision to now call the character by her birth name, Christine.  After all, she became quite the legal eagle! For over three and a half decades with time-off in between, Lauralee has shared memorable storylines with the amazing Tricia Cast, and the late Jeanne Cooper as Nina and Katherine, and let’s not forget Michael Baldwin, played by Christian LeBlanc, to name just a few/

In a few tweets on Sunday, Lauralee acknowledged the day stating: “We all couldn’t do what we love to do without the viewers so thanks to them!”  She followed that up with a tweet filled with photos of herself and her co-stars throughout the years ,and some self-effacing humor stating: “Wasn’t going to post for YR anniversary, because I’m not one to put attention on me but no denying these people have made my life better. Thanks to crew & fans and my hope for Cricket is to smile the way she used to & chill whenever possible”

As viewers know, Lauralee is the daughter of Y&R creators, the late, great Bill Bell and his wife, Lee Phillip Bell.  We are sure Bill is smiling today for Lauralee and proud of this accomplishment.

Share your congrats for Lauralee on this milestone via the comment section below.  Then let us know your most memorable or favorite Cricket/Christine moment on the CBS Daytime drama series.

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This casting news will make Vinessa a part of Canadian TV history as the first Black Canadian actress to star in a prime-time drama on legacy network television, CBC.

Antoine spoke to the Toronto Star about her starring role, “When I first read the script I was really attracted to the notion that she was a corporate lawyer and she believed in the system. And when that crashed for her, life nudged her to do something extraordinary. And because I’m a woman of color, so many things connected. She’s complex, not stereotypical, and that’s refreshing.”

However as suspected, and according to the Toronto Star: “General Hospital fans will not be happy to learn that Antoine, who has been with the show since 2014, will no longer be a series regular when she starts shooting Diggstown in August.”

So, excited to hear Vinessa has been cast in a leading primetime series?  Comment below!

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