The Twitterverse has been abuzz today with rumors of Victoria Rowell possibly reprising the role of Drucilla Barber Winters on The Young and the Restless. The speculation arose from a blog post on Mr. Brooks Genoa City News ,stating Rowell was reported to be in talks with the CBS sudser.
The fervor was spiked when Rowell herself tweeted the link from Mr. Brooks' website with the following teasing statement.
a little gossip for you guys. dru's still hanging on that cliff.
Daytime Confidential contacted Rowell to see if she could shed any light on the situation.
"All I can say is there is a lot goin' on," Rowell responded via email.
Thanks Jorpa for the tip!
The family of one of daytime's most beloved, presumed dead antiheroines may be experiencing one romantic heartache after another on The Young and the Restless, but the woman who created the legendary role of ghetto urchin-turned-fashionista Drucilla Barber Winters couldn't be happier right about now.
On June 27, Victoria Rowell married famed, Atlanta-based, mixed media artist Radcliffe Bailey in Dublin, New Hampshire. The couple was surrounded by the women who raised Rowell, as well as numerous superstar friends, including Alfre Woodard and Samuel L. Jackson, the latter of whom gave Rowell away. Rowell and Bailey's wedding is featured in today's New York Times style section. Click here to check it out. Rowell's second book, the highly-anticipated novel Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva, is due to hit stands in 2010.
Photo by Bob Lapree for the New York Times.
In a time when the world is correcting itself [racially], I hope the ‘Snub Club’ at Y&R realizes what it feels like to be snubbed by your peers. Some of us can’t even get on the pre-Emmy ballot. Maybe Y&R knows what it feels like now. Thank God Debbi Morgan will be representing the shrinking and invisible casts of African-American actors in daytime dramas.
Picture it. Genoa City, Wisconsin. Monday, April 20, 2009. A foster child/custody storyline so boring, so polarizing, so utterly pointless, by comparison it makes Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet seem like edge-of-your-seat entertainment, is finally, mercifully climaxing on CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless.
While I knew weeks ago that yesterday would be the day when Neil Winters (Kristoff St. John) and his wife Karen (Nia Peeples) would face off in court with Tyra (Eva Marcille) over the custodial fate of Sally Sing-A-Lot aka Ana. I also knew this episode would be important for another reason. It would be the first air show since officially rejoining the soap opera writing community for former Days of Our Lives scribe Tom Casiello, whose My Space blog became a soap fanboy/girl's wet dream during the 2007-2008 Writers' Strike. Talk about pressure. For his first show, Casiello would have to help breathe life into the only storyline stinker left on the soap opera since the Dream Team of Maria Arena Bell, Paul Rauch and Hogan Sheffer began masterfully restoring The Young and the Restless, following the destructive tenure of Lynn Marie Latham. READ MORE
While discussing Bryton McClure being bumped to recurring on Y&R, a bit of inspiration hit me. Why doesn't the CBS sudser simply bring back Vivica A. Fox as Stephanie Simmons? Back in the mid-90's, the late Dru (Victoria Rowell) convinced her sister Liv (Tonya Lee Williams) to hook Malcolm up with Stephanie in order to keep Malcolm away from her and Lily. The relationship soured because Stephanie was too focused on her medical career, but in real life, Fox landed a role in Independence Day, and the rest as they say is history. Or is it? READ MORE