How did popular soap star Michael Muhney react to the news he was being let go from The Young and the Restless? The actor tells Huffington Post Canada he was stunned speechless. Peep the excerpt:
HuffPost Canada TV: What the hell?! Are you as shocked as we are? What happened?
Michael Muhney: I was informed Monday night at work. I was told "We're going to be letting you go." Everyone knows I always have something to say. I'm a chatterbox, laugh all you want, but I was rendered speechless for about five minutes. I didn't utter a word. There was truly a moment when I thought I was having a very vivid, surreal dream and I couldn't wake up so I could tell people I was having an awful dream about "Y&R" letting me go. So, unless this is a really long nap I'm taking, it's not a dream and it's really happening.
I was told at almost the exact same time my aunt found out she had officially been diagnosed with breast cancer. Almost within the same hour. So, that has helped me with perspective, in terms of what's happening in the real world. We're just talking about one guy who lost a job. Hey, there's no business like show business. So I want to say, first and foremost, there are more important things people are dealing with in the world today. READ MORE
Could Jill Farren Phelps' hands be clean in Michael Muhney's (ex-Adam) firing from The Young and the Restless? According to Doug Davidson (Paul), they are. Davidson took to Twitter to assure fans Y&R's controversial executive producer was not behind Muhney being released from the show. He also said there was "more to the story". Davidson tweeted:
Outspoken and insanely-gifted, Michael Muhney has definitely shaken things up in daytime since joining The Young and the Restless. Whether he was demanding changes in the Daytime Emmy nomination process, or getting into fights with his TV pappy on Twitter, one thing was for certain — Muhney always brought it on screen as bad seed Adam Newman. Well, not anymore. The actor stunned the soapyverse by tweeting:
Lily to Hilary on Y&R: "Get Your Skinny Ass on Your Broomstick and Fly The Hell Out of Town!" (SNEAK PEEK)By Jamey Giddens on December 13, 2013
Am I dreaming this? Are beautiful women being fabulously bitchy with one another, while rocking gorgeous holiday hairdos on CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless? Screw visions of sugarplums; this is what I need in my stocking from daytime's most-watched soap!
Has the Ghost of Bill Bell paid a Christmas Carol-esque visit to the creatives currently behind his legacy? Will Jill Farren Phelps and Co. wake up on Christmas morning, inspired to tell more stories of glamour, glitz, hope, humor, cosmetics, department stores, torrid affairs and scandalous smackdowns — as opposed to death, disease, malaise and perennial grief? Tiny Tim and I sure hope so.
A fed up Lily (Christel Khalil) gives Hilary (Mishael Morgan) one helluva neck roll-infused dressing down today on Y&R. The "trick please" look Hilary shoots back at Mrs. Ashby in the sneak peek video below definitely jingled my soap-loving bells.
On the other side of Genoa City, Adam (Michael Muhney) is trying to atone for his vehicular sins by setting up a foundation for Delia. Of course, there's Kelly "An Eggnog Shake Wouldn't Melt In My Grieving Mouth" Kruger (Cynthia Watros) right their with an angel's halo just a' shimmerin' and a' shinin'. I don't trust her one bit, nor would I let her sit atop my Christmas tree. Watch the sneak peek for Friday's Y&R after the jump!