Dru who? The interwebs are buzzing with news that former The Young and the Restless star Victoria Rowell is in talks to join the cast of Proper Manors, a New Hampshire-based sudser from Pietro D'Alessio and MyTV. According to Union Leader, Proper Manors will make its debut September 14, the same week As The World Turns stops turning. The article goes on to say, D'Alessio, who initially planned the series for the web, counts Dynasty and Falcon Crest among his inspirations. Color us intrigued!
Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva author Victoria Rowell, as well as her fabulicious alter ego Calysta Jeffries, paid a visit to The Mo'Nique Show last night. In perhaps one of the best TV interviews Rowell has given, the actress revealed to Mo'Nique how her foster care background shaped who she is today, and also explained in great detail why her determination to see diversity behind and in front of scenes at The Young and the Restless saw her branded "D" for Difficult. Watch the interview after the jump.
Help me Holy Ghost.Two of daytime's biggest divas came together on today's episode of The Wendy Williams Show. Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva author Victoria Rowell appeared on Wendy's chatfest to promote her dishy, new tome and also defended the Obama dress she wore at last year's Primetime Emmys. Rowell then answered questions about whether or not she will be appearing on the next season of Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Take a peek after the jump!
She's baaaaack! That's right Daytime Confidential listeners, Victoria Rowell returns to the podcast to dish with Luke and Jamey about her scandalously-hilarious new novel, Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva, in bookstores today. The former star of The Young and the Restless shares what it feels like to finally have her long-awaited roman a clef (think: Valley of the Soap Opera Dolls) about the behind-the-scenes drama of a daytime sudser into the hands of the adoring fans who have supported her during her 25 years in daytime.
Rowell gives DC listeners a sneak peek into the fictional world of Calysta Jeffries, the sexy, mocha starlet, who appears on daytime's top soap, The Rich and the Ruthless and answers if Calysta's panty-less arch rival Emmy Abernathy is patterned after anyone soap fans may know.
Rowell also reacts to having her New York Times Best Selling memoir The Women Who Raised Me cited in the 10th Anniversary issue of O Magazine and shares her joy at Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva being selected an official book club pick by Essence.
Then Rowell gets real, once again about the lack of diversity behind and in front of the screens of daytime television and weighs in on former costar Michelle Stafford's recent revelation to TV Guide Canada that the brass at Y&R knew all about Stafford's plan to spit water on Rowell in a scene, which The Staff refers to as "a spit take". If you guys thought Vicki was frank the first time around, you ain't heard nuthin' yet!