The Big Sleazy: Why TPTB Are Gonna Have to Work Hard For Fans to Buy Shadam on The Young and the RestlessBy Nekeeta Borden on December 01, 2010
Adam (Michael Muhney) and Sharon’s (Sharon Case) New Orleans rendezvous has many fans up in arms and hotly protesting their possible reunion on The Young and the Restless. Bionic Adam has committed some truly reprehensible crimes, including tormenting Ashley (Eileen Davidson) to the point of a miscarriage and pushing her into a psychological meltdown; stealing Sharon and Nick’s (Joshua Morrow) newborn to pass it off as Ashley’s child and being an accessory, at the very least, in the murder of terminally ill, single father Richard Hightower.
Just as Shick fans were rejoicing over the righting of an egregious wrong (the Phick affair heard around the soap world), Junior tracked Sharon to the Big Easy and wielded his dark charms, sending the chronically-indecisive blonde into sex-induced tizzy. I have already expressed my lukewarm feelings toward Nick and Sharon: Part Deux, but my soapy soul wretches at the thought the former Mrs. Newman getting caught in Adam’s crosshairs. C’mon, son! This man wooed and wed a woman when she was suffering from the crippling "loss" of a second child—a loss inflicted by his hand— all the while knowing the baby she was mourning was very much alive. He befriended another fragile woman by day and gaslit her by night. He instigated a bloodthirsty competition between his father and siblings, then tried to take over the family empire. Nick is not a prince by far, but I can’t see how Sharon could feel anything but disgust for Adam Newman. READ MORE
The Times-Picayune is reporting The Young and the Restless will film on location in New Orleans on Nov. 23. Joshua Morrow, Michelle Stafford, Sharon Case, Michael Muhney and Louisiana's own Christian LeBlanc are all heading to The Big Easy to shoot scenes. Hmm, the Nick/Sharon/Adam triangle playing out in one of the most hauntingly mythological cities in the world? This could work!
The Young and the Restless' Michael Muhney has more in common with his alter ego than good looks. Like Adam Newman, whose mother Hope (Signy Coleman) died of pancreatic cancer, Muhney tells the Official Y&R Fansite, he too has lost someone he loves to the disease, his favorite uncle.
"Since my uncle's passing, we've made progress in research, but we still have more to accomplish before a cure is found," he said. "I am determined to assist in any way I can to further research and eventually find a cure." On the show, Muhney's character's mother (Hope Adams) died from the deadly disease. "It makes playing this character more meaningful," he added.
Fans who want to help the talented actor raise both awarness and funds for research to combat pancreatic cancer, can head out to LA's Veteran's Administration Grounds on Sunday, Oct. 31 for the 13th Annual L.A. Cancer Challenge (L.A.C.C.) 5K/10K Charity Run. Registration costs $35. The annual event benefits the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.
For more information visit www.lacancerchallenge.org or call 310-473-5121.
Michael Muhney, who plays Adam Newman on The Young and the Restless, will host the 13th Annual L.A. Cancer Challenge (L.A.C.C.) 5K/10K Walk/Run and Kids Can Cure Cancer Fun Run. The Hirschberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research hosts the annual event and is dedicated to finding a cure for this disease, as well as improving early detection methods.
The event takes place Oct. 31 on the Veterans Administration Grounds in West Los Angeles, CA. Men, women, and children can participate in Halloween costumes. Additionally, the L.A.C.C. will have a Health and Fitness Expo, Halloween Kid Zone with pumpkin decorating, Halloween Costume Parade, and a Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast.