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UPDATE: Y&R's Darius McCrary accused of belting ex-wife!

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UPDATE: TMZ.com reported earlier today some heavy handed news about The Young and the Restless, Darius McCrary (Malcom Winters). The celebrity tabloid/news site noted that Darius has been temporarily ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from his ex-wife after allegedly beating her with a belt in front of her son.

According to that report, “The woman behind the accusations is famed video vixen Karrine Steffans– who filed legal papers in L.A. … describing two separate violent encounters with 34-year-old McCrary. Karrine claims McCrary “choked me from behind and beat me with a belt” during an argument in February … an attack allegedly witnessed by her 12-year-old son.  Karrine claims McCrary struck again in November — choking her and shoving her into a car in front of a large crowd of people at the Sunset Marquis Hotel in L.A.  Now Karrine is asking the judge to make the restraining order more permanent — she’s scheduled to appear in court next week.”

McCrary, who earlier could not be reached for comment, has now exclusively come forward and given a statement to TMZ.com claiming he never laid so much as a finger on his ex-wife.  The Y&R stars believes it’s all part of a divorce gone wrong … adding, it’s clear his ex,  “didn’t take the finality of the divorce well and has resorted to her old tricks of public defamation.”

Darius also told TMZ, “In no way does he condone anyone resorting to violence against another human being to solve a problem.”  A hearing is now set for next week.

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Not only can he not act in the role of “Malcolm”, he is an abuser, a bully, all of the things the networks are speaking out against. Y&R should fire his butt for acting so unprofessionally. He is supposed to be a role model for our youth and he strikes his son’s mother in front of him. He is a coward. His using the “N” word during an interview with co-star St John a few months back was enough for me. Come on Y&R don’t let this stigma be attached to the #1 daytime drama. U can do better, set the example.Don’t turn a blind eye to an employee who assaults women.

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First of all there should never have been a recast of Malcolm. Some characters can never be recast he was one off them. End the nighmare write him out!

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Vinessa Antoine Reveals She And General Hospital Have Parted Ways; After Landing Primetime Series Lead

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”

An ABC rep told Soap Opera Digest that the role of Jordan is being recast.

So what do you think of Vinessa leaving GH for good? Share your thoughts via the comment section below and let’s wish her much success!

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Lauralee Bell On Her 35th Anniversary With Y&R: “My Hope For Cricket Is To Smile The Way She Used To & Chill Whenever Possible.”

Congratulations are in order this Sunday to Lauralee Bell who is celebrating her 35th anniversary with The Young and the Restless.  Hard to believe, it’s been 35 years since the perils of a young Cricket became front and center and those young love stories with Danny (Michael Damian), Phillip (Thom Bierdz) and eventually, Paul ( Doug Davidson).

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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GH’s Vinessa Antoine Lands Primetime Series Will Make Canadian TV History!

Fantastic news for General Hospital favorite, Vinessa Antoine (Jordan)! The talented actress had landed the leading role in the primetime Canadian series, Diggstown!

The legal drama is scheduled to air this fall.  In Diggstown, Antoine will play Marcie Diggs, a top corporate lawyer who decides to dedicate herself to a legal aid office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

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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  • Jeremy: “A true class act. I knew from day 1 when Vinessa Antoine debuted on GH, I felt she'd go…
  • Rodd: “Sad to see her go. Hope she does well in other projects. All the best, Vinessa!
  • Soaphound: “I know I'm gonna catch it for this, as I am not nor have ever been a Christine fan. I…
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