Y&R Stars Sound Off On Eric Braeden’s Contract Dispute


On Air On Soaps’ Michael Fairman caught up with some of The Young and the Restless’ stars, including Kristoff St. John, Daniel Goddard, Sharon Case and Adrienne Franz, at the recent World Magic Awards, where they spoke out on co-star Eric Braeden’s contract issues.

KRISTOFF: I think that no comment is the best policy to take when other actors are going through contract talks. I don’t believe Eric Braeden will leave the canvas as the character of Victor Newman, but if he does, it would be sad to see him go at such a critical time in the show’s history. We have a guaranteed two years left on network television. I think in order to survive and to get another contract and licensing agreement out of CBS, the wise decision would be to get him back. Is it the wisest decision for Eric to accept the terms of the contract? I don’t know, and I cannot comment on that. It would be a huge loss to the show and the audience worldwide.

DANIEL: I don’t have an opinion on what is going on with it, but I am certain whoever is reading the contracts knows what they are doing, and so I don’t think they would do something that would be morally or ethically wrong.

SHARON: It is tough for the actors and the shows, too. Because of the economy and how all the shows are doing on television, the shows are having to make a lot of budget cuts, and they need to figure out where to make those cuts, and where not to. That is what is important. I think cuts need to be made, but I think where and how the cuts should be made is important to the show, but also keeps the people on the show that the fans want to see. 

ADRIENNE: They are cutting contracts all around. I mean everybody has to bite the bullet. It’s not like anyone gets special treatment. If you don’t want to play fair with everyone, then don’t play. If you want to step out…. everybody is dealing with the same stuff. So if anybody thinks they are better than anyone else, then they should leave if they want to. It’s a cast. We are all working together. We are all working our hardest to make it go, and if you don’t want to work with everyone than you are not helping.

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63 Responses

  1. Profile photo of The_Moustache
    The_Moustache

    sounds like Adrienne Frantz was the only one with balls to say what she thinks. LOVE HER!!!!

    i know things are bad on soaps now, but EB screwed himself with his superior attitude and pompous antics. even in the face of being let go, he acts like he can’t believe they dared to get rid of him. newsflash…you have been very lucky to have a high-paying job all these years, and no one is above losing their job — especially in this economy.

    EVERYONE has to take cuts including veterans. It sucks but it’s reflective of how the economy is and the fact that soaps are pretty much dying.

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    ranger1rg

    AF sounds like a total bitch.

    If she’s so into openness and honesty, why didn’t she directly attack Eric Braeden instead of dancing around him?

    I don’t admire statements from people like this — especially coming from an actress Y&R can do without.

    Frantz is a team player???? I don’t think so.

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    craigcp

    :( Can the soap stars strike?

    Don’t they belong to the actors guild there union?

    I just can’t believe the way soaps are treated, don’t think there going to be around much longer.

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    neversleeps09

    dude adrienne frantz rocks! at least someone on that cast has the cajones to speak their mind. EB isn’t the single most important actor on Y&R and although it’s a blow to the show, the show will survive

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    Freerhythm

    While I can appreciate Adrienne Frantz’s comments, and I can definitely appreciate the economic situation that daytime is in right now, I wanna take a minute to stick up for the actors here, including Eric Braeden. (Despite the fact that I HATE the character of Victor Newman…and by the way, folks, let’s remember to separate the actor from their character…)

    Anyway, while I’d hate to see my shows without Melody Thomas Scott, Jess Walton, or Eric Braeden, and I was definitely in favor of contact terms that would keep them on the show, as a person who’s not self-employed myself, I completely understand where they were coming from. In much the same way, I cheered for Kim Zimmer years ago (2006, I think) when she told TIIC at Guiding Light that she would re-negotiate her contract only when her current contract expired, and that if they didn’t want to honor her current contract, they would have to fire her.

    Think, for just one minute, how you would feel if your employer came to you tomorrow morning and said, we’d like to cut your pay by ___%…..would you just go along with it, or would you resist and insist that your boss(es) honor the agreement you’d already made. I hardly think it’s unreasonable to insist that a contractual agreement be honored. Now, when that contract expires, and it’s time to renew and re-negotiate, that’s another story. As a person who signs an annual contract for my job, I’m telling you that I’d put up a serious fight and be on the phone with my union rep if my boss tried to cut my pay 8 months before my contract expired….I don’t think it makes you “against the team” to insist that your rights as an employee be respected.

    Let’s not forget folks, everybody’s got bills to pay, and these actors have a job to do same as you and I…..

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    season1217

    Think, for just one minute, how you would feel if your employer came to you tomorrow morning and said, we’d like to cut your pay by ___%…..

    People keep on bringing that up but in reality people aren’t being asked to take pay cuts. They’re being FIRED!

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    Coffee_Junkie

    Everyone needs to STOP COMPARING *normal people* to SOAP STARS. It’s not the same thing! If my boss came to me and wanted to slash my salary by say 35% it would financially destroy me. I’d have to move, sell things, file for bankruptcy. But for VETS like EB who have been making millions for years and years they’d have to (gasp!!) tighten their belts like the rest of us, crunch the numbers, maybe let a maid go and sell a few of their cars. Boo freaking hoo.

    And it bears repeating (and repeating and REPEATING) that EB SIGNED a contract stating that every 26 weeks his salary could be RENEGOTIATED. This means IT COULD BE CUT. If EB did not want to take that risk, he should have refused to sign it two years ago, said, “hey wait–get this clause out of my contract–I’m taking a cut NOW.” But because he thinks his alter-ego “IS” Y&R, he chose to sign it.

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    met

    Adrienne, isn’t afraid of Eric. Of course she knows he is going back to Y&R. Eric is so full of shit. He is just walking around hoping to find any media person who will listen to his sorry ass story. Kudos to Adrienne, she definitely got more back bone than I thought.

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    ynroltljunkie2009

    Adrienne Frantz CHAPTERED it!!! Go ahead Adrienne speak your mind. It’s your right! I can’t believe people calling homegirl a bitch. For what? Having the BALLS to speak out and put Eric Braeden out on front street for his whining. Yeah I said, whining! This guy is no team player and cares only about himself. This is not The Eric Braeden Show, it’s THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS!!! It’s an ensemble. As much as Braeden thinks his $hit don’t stink, CBS called his bluff and said deuces. If Robin Strasser can take one for the team, why can’t Braeden? I’m just saying!

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    Smitty

    Ok I know I am in the minority with supporting EB with his stance or whatever it is LOL, but has anyone questioned what’s going on at Y&R? It seems like every VET that comes up for contract renewal has had some crazy negotiations. Jess Walton, Melody Thomas Scott, Michelle Stafford (speculating), and Eric Braeden each one has had intense contract negotiations and it just seems odd to me that this keeps coming up with every vet. It’s becoming more like which VET is next in line for us to see is being recast or written out for refusing to take a paycut.

    I was listening to the We Love Soaps podcast and one of the guys mentioned that and got me thinking.

    I’m personally just tired of all these crazy contract negotiations. It’s very distracting from the show.

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    met

    Everyone needs to STOP COMPARING *normal people* to SOAP STARS. It’s not the same thing! If my boss came to me and wanted to slash my salary by say 35% it would financially destroy me. I’d have to move, sell things, file for bankruptcy. But for VETS like EB who have been making millions for years and years they’d have to (gasp!!) tighten their belts like the rest of us, crunch the numbers, maybe let a maid go and sell a few of their cars. Boo freaking hoo.

    And it bears repeating (and repeating and REPEATING) that EB SIGNED a contract stating that every 26 weeks his salary could be RENEGOTIATED. This means IT COULD BE CUT. If EB did not want to take that risk, he should have refused to sign it two years ago, said, “hey wait–get this clause out of my contract–I’m taking a cut NOW.” But because he thinks his alter-ego “IS” Y&R, he chose to sign it.

    That’s right Preach it!!!!
    Because some people dont know that soap characters are fictional and nothing else.
    If Eric didn’t like what his contract said two years ago, he should have told his lawyer to fix the problem.
    Look at this way, Eric is on a PAID vacation while the rest of us is sitting here arguing whether he is worth his two million dollar salary package. The man is probably in Monte Carlo sipping on exotic brandies and laughing at us.

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    Dax

    That’s not true. People are being asked to take pay cuts and work 20- or 30-hour weeks.

    I understand where you’re coming from, Freerhythm. And not only are you being asked to take the cut, some douche who was hired a couple of years ago (Frantz)is telling you to put up or shut up.

    I don’t think any of us would act the way we are saying EB should act. Work at a job for 30 years and be approached the way he was approached after he was the first to take a pay up.

    I really have sympathy for EB and anyone who has been forced out or forced to take huge cuts or have their hours slashed to save a company’s bottom line. We should have sympathy for these hardworking men and women across all industries.

    I’m being honest. If my job told me to take a huge cut, I would be livid, too. I would be hurt. I would feel as if my nearly 30 years of service meant nothing. I think most people would.

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    Jamey Giddens

    Smitty, all the cuts have come post CBS slashing the licensing fee. The cuts had to be dramatic, in order for them to keep the show viable. DAYS went through the same thing, when NBC slashed their budget, only Corday’s contingency plan was simply to fire his vets. All things considered, I believe Sony offering pay cuts to all the cast of Y&R is much more fair and sensible. Just my opinion.

     
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    Dax

    I believe the comparison is valid — comparing soap stars being asked to take cuts vs. us, the regular Joes. They have bills, too. They have agents to pay, mortgages, TAXES, etc. Are they paid more? Certainly. Do they have bigger bills than us? Certainly. But, it’s the human element of putting yourself in someone else’s shoes.

    Let’s say you were EB. You would be ticked off, too. Jess Walton was. So was MTS. All walked away while deals were being shot back and forth. More than likely, none of us would take the first offer, sign on the dotted line and smile about it.

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    Martin

    Adrienne Frantz, you’re the greatest! Sorry to say this, but given the current situation of soaps, it’s not about who’s right to feel better than the other anymore. It’s about the survival of the whole genre.

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    EricasEvilTwin

    Jamey I have only been following this a bit here and there since I dont watch Y&R. Question for you – were the cuts done as a percentage across the board? In other words – okay folks to save the show we are asking EVERYONE to take a 10% cut – management, actors, production crew etc. or did some get bigger cuts than others? If it was across the board, then yes to me that would seem for like a “being a team player” kind of issue. JMHO but I cant fault someone for wanting to be paid what they believe they are worth in the market place any more than I can fault a company for offering to pay on what they believe they can afford. I really dont see a villain in this scenario, but maybe I missed something here. The one part I do think is rotten is that this is playing out in the press. EB should be quiet.

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    Dax

    season1217, the publisher of a paper I used to work for is still in negotiations with the parent company regarding hours worked per week concerning himself and his entire staff. That has been going on for two months.

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    Scout

    “Let’s say you were EB. You would be ticked off, too. Jess Walton was. So was MTS. All walked away while deals were being shot back and forth. More than likely, none of us would take the first offer, sign on the dotted line and smile about it.”

    And we’d all be looking somewhere else for a job — because no one is that important, so all these so-called stars oughta think about that.

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    Bob

    I may be wrong but I don’t think that EB’s contract can be re-negotiated every 26 weeks (I don’t think either side would want to open the ENTIRE contract up so often) I believe it is only his rate that can be negotiated that often.

    I would be willing to bet that in any of his 29 years on the show (even when there was a lot of money and ratings, etc.) the brass would have seriously considered a re-negotiation if had asked for a raise. He would likely have been told to wait until the end of the full contract.

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    east.west

    I agree w/them both. Adrianne is right on the money w/her comments and Eric has every right to be pissed and walk since they (whoever Sony CBS I don’t know) decided to use a faulty clause (blame that on ATRA) in his contract to ask him to take a pay cut. Yes I think he should take it b/c soaps are a dying form (it’s really not but the ppl at top make that the case), but to be honest I think honoring a contract means more. Yes that will get me bashed here, but whatever. And plus as much as I like Adrienne’s comments she and a whole bunch of other cast members can be cut in order to make room so this won’t be happening to the vets. Just saying.

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    east.west

    I agree w/them both. Adrianne is right on the money w/her comments and Eric has every right to be pissed and walk since they (whoever Sony CBS I don’t know) decided to use a faulty clause (blame that on ATRA) in his contract to ask him to take a pay cut. Yes I think he should take it b/c soaps are a dying form (it’s really not but the ppl at top make that the case), but to be honest I think honoring a contract means more. Yes that will get me bashed here, but whatever. And plus as much as I like Adrienne’s comments she and a whole bunch of other cast members can be cut in order to make room so this won’t be happening to the vets. Just saying.

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    Coffee_Junkie

    Bob, the clause is in the contract–even EB said so. It’s built in to their contracts. He’s not exempt from it just because he thinks he’s a GOD and should be treated “more respectfully” because he’s been on the show 30 years. Jeanne Cooper has been on longer too and guess what? She probably has one, too.

    It doesn’t mean they aren’t “respected.” It’s business. If EB thought the clause was unfair he should have refused to sign his contract when he had the chance.

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    season1217

    the publisher of a paper I used to work for is still in negotiations with the parent company regarding hours worked per week concerning himself and his entire staff. That has been going on for two months.

    Last time I checked I didn’t read about Eric fighting for his co-stars. Just himself. If I was asked to take a pay cut on my job you best believe there would be no negotiations. It’s a yes or no answer.

    I’m not saying that Eric has to be happy about taking a pay cut. It’s the sense of entitlement that he exudes when taking about the pay cut. Everyone keeps saying how he IS the show but he’s no more popular than his co-star Melody Scott Thomas, who also had to take a pay cut. I’m happy that Sony doesn’t seem to be showing the same blatant sexism that I’ve seen on other soaps. I would be highly disappointed in them if they showed Eric favoritism over his equally popular co-star.

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    Melvins mom

    Adrienne is a brave girl for speaking out, but I’m wondering if she isn’t completely aware of EB’s comments on the situation. According to interviews EB has given since he “left”, he seemed to be upset about the renegotiation of his contract after the 26-week cycle, yes, but more upset about the way he was treated by Sony rather than the paycut. Given that he stated he agreed with paycuts the first time around, I’m not so sure I’d be slamming EB for not being a team player just yet.

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    season1217

    Did Denise Vasi sign a contract? If she was fired tomorrow where would the outrage over honoring someone’s contract be then? And before anyone starts, if people can compare someone who makes five figures to someone making seven then I think I can use the Denise Vasi comparison with just as much validity.

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    thecourt99

    The boardroom drama is BACK!!! Only it’s not on-screen.

    I think we are all making a lot of assumptions here. One of the posts asked if we are talking about “team” stuff….are they making flat cuts across the board? Are they taking 10% off of every contract as the cycle comes up? 20% off of every contract? Or are they only focused on MTS, JW, MS, and EB (i.e. the vets)? That would be interesting to know. It’s easy to say “be a team player” when you aren’t being asked to sacrifice as well. My point is, I don’t know the full story. For instance, I never heard that MTS ended up taking a pay cut. All I saw was that an agreement was made – with no indication of what that was. For the record, EB supported MTS in her negotiations too…does that make him a team player? Just asking.

    I do recall they were asking MTS to cut her salary by a large amount – was it 40% or 50% or more? Are they making that same offer to everyone? Is it just for contract characters? Are recurring characters getting a salary cut too? There are too many unknowns, but this is interesting to watch.

    The sad thing is that EB seems more hurt than anything. He has been loyal to a company for 29 years, this clause has probably been in his contract for 29 years….and after the blood, sweat, and tears he put into this role, and the show…this is how he is treated. They spoke through an attorney – I think it would have been nice to have a personal conversation with lawyers present. They treated him like a stranger. Sometimes it is not always the what, but the how.

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    Smitty

    The boardroom drama is BACK!!! Only it’s not on-screen.

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    That’s the major problem. The boardroom drama is happening off screen when we want to see it ON SCREEN!

    I have been hearing so much about the EB stuff that I am over it. I want to see the drama of Jabot, Newman, or Chancellor not contract negotiations.

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    ssharr02

    My only question is this: Are the executives, producers, writing staff etc being asked to take cuts as well. If everyone is taking cuts then yes take a cut. However it seems like all the cutting is being done to actor’s salaries. It’s too bad that the cheaper actors (like Adrienne) dont really bring in a loyal fan base. If they did then all the Eric Braeden’s and Jess Walton would be replaced by the bargain basement crew.

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    Smitty

    If I’m not mistaken EVERYONE at Y&R has to take a paycut. Writers, producers, and actors because they all work for Sony. From my understanding EVERYBODY has to take a cut.

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    StarGyal

    WOW…AF is makin me wanna tune in to this LML redux/terroni art crapfest…she basically said ‘if you cant take the heat then get the f*** out the kitchen!’
    lol as KSJ’s answer…he aint sayin nothin to get a 6 week ‘vacation’ again!

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    Coffee_Junkie

    I strongly suspect that even if TPTB *had* waited until his contract was up and they did this that EB would still be bitching, moaning and complaining, and provide a different excuse for doing so.

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    ranger1rg

    So Adrienne Frantz is “the greatest” because she calls out a fellow actor??? That takes balls????

    I feel sorry for those of you who can’t see what Eric Braeden has brought to Y&R over 30 years.

    I have a feeling EB has done a great deal over the years for A LOT of actors on the show, too.

    It’s strange to read Frantz getting credit for offering her opinion, yet Braeden is criticized for being open.

    I still say that AF did nothing but show that she is NOT a team player.

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    Mencha

    EB should take a pay cut. The show needs to start respecting its stars and AF needs to be extremely grateful that she has a job on any show because many of us don’t see the hype.

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    GossipGirl

    I love how Adrienne didn’t toe the company line and was blunt about the situation. I completely agree with her. With the soap industry dying, it does not matter what your name is and if your a long time vet. In today’s economy there won’t be many people feeling sorry for him, especially with him whining in every interview he does.

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    arielade

    So Adrienne Frantz is “the greatest” because she calls out a fellow actor??? That takes balls????
    I feel sorry for those of you who can’t see what Eric Braeden has brought to Y&R over 30 years.
    I have a feeling EB has done a great deal over the years for A LOT of actors on the show, too.
    It’s strange to read Frantz getting credit for offering her opinion, yet Braeden is criticized for being open.
    I still say that AF did nothing but show that she is NOT a team player.
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    Wait, what? EB talks to every soap journalist that will listen about EVERYTHING he is upset with, from writing to contracts, and he is overwhelmingly supported by the public. Most comments on other websites and in the mags are outraged that EB is being treated “unfairly”. However, when Victoria Rowell or KSJ or Bryton McClure speak out they are SLAMMED or sent on “vacation”. People bow down to EB and support him constantly. It is only on DC and maybe another site or two that you find people who are frustrated with him, so I’m not sure how you see EB as the victim here. Doesn’t the fact that AF says that it’s an ensemble CAST and the everyone is in the same financial boat make her exactly that, at team player???? It certainly does NOT make her a BITCH!

    I like EB and I can’t imagine Y&R without the mustache and I sincerely hope they come to a resolution, but he can’t have special treatment because he’s white or because he’s a man. MTS and the woman who plays Jill (brain fart!) both had to take reportedly huge pay cuts. He needs to suck it up. Soaps are dying. He at least owes it to his fans to get his shit together.

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    restless71

    I know some people want EB to stay while others want him gone, if the soaps are suffering so bad why don’t they cut hrs on ALL the actors/actresses? Or better yet actors or actresses that are on recurring status show be let go, if they aren’t on the show weekly or monthly. It seems some actors/actresses storylines are beinf shoved down our throats.

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    ranger1rg

    Arielade, just WHO is supporting EB becasue he’s WHITE?

    Seriously, you’ve got to be kidding me with that one — playing the race card here is just ridiculous.

    BTW, I called Adrienne Frantz a bitch — and she’s white.

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    arielade

    Arielade, just WHO is supporting EB becasue he’s WHITE?
    Seriously, you’ve got to be kidding me with that one — playing the race card here is just ridiculous.
    BTW, I called Adrienne Frantz a bitch — and she’s white.
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    I never implied that people (or you) were supporting him because he’s white, but I’m saying that he doesn’t deserve any different treatment from other actors that are not white. Some can argue that he feels entitled to different treatment because he is, but I, of course, do not know the actor personally. But you cannot disagree that some actors are more privileged than others, and that’s a fact. He has also earned his 30 years on the show through hard work, and that should count for something too.

    You are taking one small side comment out of context. You need to seriously do some internal soul searching to discover why a woman with an opinion that differs from yours is considered a bitch. I completely disagree with you but I’m not calling you names. I also disagree with EB but I would never call him a bitch or an asshole.

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    Jamey Giddens

    Adrienne didn’t hold a press conference to discuss Eric Braeden. A journalist asked HER a question, and she responded honestly as to how she felt. From what my sources say, many Y&R actors are rolling their eyes at Eric Braeden’s press tour/temper tantrum parade, due to the fact that even with the cut he was asked to take, he would still be the highest paid actor on the soap by FAR, as well as in daytime. This man needs to spend an afternoon chatting with people in an unemployment line in Detroit. 

     
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    Smitty

    he would still be the highest paid actor on the soap by FAR, as well as in daytime.

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    Is he really the highest paid actor in daytime? Interesting…

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    Westcoaster

    Does anyone find it interesting that Kristoff and Sharon who both would have scenes with Eric Braeden are very diplomatic in their opinions on the whole EB situation. While Daniel Goddard who basically has no storyline now says very little(job security perhaps?) Then we have Adrienne Franz who has never had a scene with EB making a comment worthy of some of the vets on the show. I have read reports about how EB can be intimadating to work with. Would Adrienne be talking this way if she actually was in the group of actors that have scenes with EB on a regular basis?
    It would be interesting to hear from some of the other vets on the show and if they have opinions like Adrienne.
    If I didn’t know better one would think all of this hoopla over EB leaving is just a way to get attention for the show. I see EB leaving for a vacation and returning by the end of this year or early in the year.

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    Smitty

    If I didn’t know better one would think all of this hoopla over EB leaving is just a way to get attention for the show. I see EB leaving for a vacation and returning by the end of this year or early in the yea

    ***

    Yeah even though I support EB and agree with his stance I do think he will be back on the show. I can’t see him going anywhere. I think he will be gone for a few weeks and then return. Now if he isn’t back by the end of the year then I will start to worry about him ever returning.

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    siomonstuart2003

    Something is going on here because why is everyone is having problems with their contracts. It is not only just Victoria Rowell that is mad about the going on behind the scenes, mostly everyone is now having trouble with the big boss and it is showing because the writing and the plots are horrible. EB has a major effect of s/ls and the show because without Victor, who can fill in the role? If the ratings fall because of EB, then they need to bring him back.

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    victornewmanfan41

    Why is everyone being down on EB for supposedly not wanting to take a pay cut? The same thing happened with Jess and Melody & everyone rooted for them and understood their situation! Victor Newman is like the Michael Jordan of Y&R…….and yes they need him to stay. Adrienne just mouthing off because she probably doesnt get a pay cut since she barely makes a couple of pennies with her “broke a**” LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stop hatin’ on EB!

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    season1217

    Why is everyone being down on EB for supposedly not wanting to take a pay cut? The same thing happened with Jess and Melody & everyone rooted for them and understood their situation! Victor Newman is like the Michael Jordan of Y&R…….and yes they need him to stay. Adrienne just mouthing off because she probably doesnt get a pay cut since she barely makes a couple of pennies with her “broke a**” LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stop hatin’ on EB!

    I’m not downing Eric for not wanting to take the pay cut. Who wants to take a pay cut? It’s not about what Eric wants. It’s about what makes financial sense right now. And I wasn’t rooting for Jess or Melody, either. I thought they should’ve taken the pay cut as well and if they didn’t I was all for the both of them to either be recast or written off permanently. And just because I highly disagree with someone’s behavior doesn’t mean I hate them or I’m “hatin'” on them.

    And Victor Newman is no more the Michael Jordan of Y&R than Nikki Newman or Katherine Chancellor.

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    JasonMorganIsAHottie

    “If I’m not mistaken EVERYONE at Y&R has to take a paycut. Writers, producers, and actors because they all work for Sony. From my understanding EVERYBODY has to take a cut.”

    Smittly, I’ll also bet you any money that the top execs at Sony/CBS don’t have to take pay cuts; they probably will get a bonus after all their contract slashing is completed too. Because unfortunately it’s all about greed.

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    siggye

    I have been watching Y&R since ’73.

    EB is the heart and soul of the show. AB has done her little stints on B&B and now on Y&R. She doesn’t have the “star power” to be the “heart” of this show. Any other bimbo could fill her role!

    I say, “Hang tough EB” Your strong support base is here routing for you.

    The day he is completely written off will be the day thousands of viewers stop watching.

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    thecourt99

    Coffee_Junkie, What gives you that impression? He took a pay cut, voluntarily, when this new contract was originally signed (according to him). Given that he has already taken a cut, I don’t think he would have a problem with another cut at the end of his contract.

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    Westcoaster

    I read a spoiler that “Tucker”(the character the Y&R are casting) will turn out to be Katherine’s son and will takeover Chancellor Industries. With Katherine being Victor’s friend and all that could happen with Adam working at Newman, plus all the drama with Ashley filing for divorce that would pave the way for the “Black Knight” to come roaring back to Genoa City. The writers are pointing in that direction for sure

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