Was Maria Arena Bell Going To Bring Victoria Rowell Back To Y&R?




 
Victoria Rowell had the Twitter world on fire this afternoon with behind-the-scenes drama from The Young and the Restless. According to the actress, who vacated the wildly popular role of Drucilla Winters three years ago, a liason from Y&R has been in contact with Rowell recently to discuss bringing her back to the sudser. Read Rowell's tweets after the jump.
 

So, for the past 3 days there's been an appointed liaison between Maria Bell and myself, contacting me via text, at my Atlanta home, &in LA.

I found it odd first of all, that I was being approached as a respected & tenured actor, with theatrical representation in this way.

I was insulted to learn that Maria Arena Bell was "trying" to bring me back. Phooey! After everything I've given and been through on Y&R...

The word TRY shouldn't even be in the mix. A respectful business call would have been appropriate. And so you see, EVEN on a business level.

there is a demonstration of disrespect. I know for a fact Maria made it possible for Eric Braeden's return so how hard did she TRY for him?

I have this to say: It's all contingent upon who is perceived as important, WHO Maria is willing to take lumps 4 & WHOSE bluffs she'll call.

I stand by the integrity of my work and know my value. If anyone would like to discuss business please contact my attorney, Chuck Hurewitz.

Rowell's previous tweets about the negative experiences she allegedly faced at Y&R have been making the news for the past few weeks, from The Wall Street Journal to the popular urban blog YBF Among the allegations Rowell made, which caught the eye of the mainstream media, was an item about Y&R leading lady Melody Thomas Scott reportedly running around the set wearing a clown-colored, afro wig to mock Rowell's then-ethnic hairdo.

 

 

 
 
 

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This is probably one of the best sites because people are being honest how they feel about Victoria Rowell.

I am concerned about VR mental state. In my opinion she is acting out like a person with bipolar tendencies. Not being a medical person I can't say for sure. But I've seen this in other people.

If she hates Y&R so badly and an injustice has happen, then why was she on TV the other night begging viewers to write in and asking for the return of Dru. Why did she make a YouTube of her climbing up a cliff.

How many times has VR said she's going to be on a show and it never happened.

VR keeps firing up the AA community over all the injustices on Twitter. And on top of that is bribing people to tweet her name and the 10,000th tweet would get a Y&R script & pictures. The sad thing is there is no way she can track who the 10,000 is. But people buy into it. And it's a way to keep herself in the public eye.

When Obama became President I thought our people have really elevated ourselves. But people like Victoria Rowell playing the race card every time she farts is doing more damage than the Y&R!

Victoria Rowell put a sock in it! and it's not always about you.

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Mayaf- you hit the nail on the head and jammed it all the way down. Well played Sir/Madam

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Racism still exists and VR is pointing it out. So lets be honest, tptb want our money and viewership that made them millions to billions of dollars, but not make an effort to diversify the show? I dont' blame VR for being angry and calling Y&R on their BS. And she was under Bill Bell Sr. tenure and knows the show in and out and the writing for it has totally went down under MAB regime. so we are losing ATWT in September and ABC wants to cut the number of soaps down 20 episodes per year, so daytime is in trouble.

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Whenever someone tells the truth they are attacked. Victoria Rowell didn't have to say anything to for me to see the ignorance of the brass. Let's look at lilly this boring character in front burner whenever we see the winters family poor Neil Olivia and davon(rarely when he is shown) are accessories to her they Play her hand bags hats and shoes. Yr use to show and write great storys for Neil, malcom(shamar Moore) Olivia and dru it was just dru was a character the viewers loved but they all were given good
Storys and utilized. Now it's a joke they cater to boring lilly. And let's look at Stacy haiduk she carried with her amazing acting talent that horrible storyline but she was snubbed for the Emmys yr knows what they are doing they play politics, Michelle stafford although talented got that spot despite ms haiduk outshines her that's not fair and then they say we are not continuing the storyline it's a soap the story always continues if they kept her it meant having to pre nom her and over shadowing ms stafford or face shocked reactions of another year Stacy is getting snubbed

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I don't doubt that VR experienced racism. I'm sure every single person in every area of 'the business' has experienced the same. However, I'm not entirely convinced that racism is the reason VR is not on the show. From her own accounts about her own behavior, I have concluded that she was a polarizing and divisive figure behind the scenes. I'm black and even I wouldn't put VR back on my staff.

Racism is not the catch-all reason for every single person who is laid off or not hired back. I think VR is hiding behind racism as a convenient excuse, rather than taking personal responsibility for how and why she has managed to alienate the Y&R "family" with her very public shenanigans. Seriously - she put all of their business on front street in a book, she's made very mean-spirited comments in interviews and Twitter postings about them and then turns around and rails and rants about becoming part of the very same atmosphere that she claims was so toxic.

If things were that bad over there, why keep bringing up your name in the same sentence as "bringing me back" - let it go. Move On. Be successful in your own projects so that you don't have to use your feud with Y&R to be a publicity machine for you.

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And if there is any doubt that VR is using this (or trying to use this) as publicity - consider this: How would we have known that "someone" *rolls eyes* sent her a random text message about returning to the show unless VR herself said it? Yeah. I don't know how true her story is, but I know that she was the one who told everyone about it.

Is she trying to attract attention to herself? Is she indeed channelling Brenda Dickson?

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I think she is giving the fans a real look at what really is going on. VR brings the publicity whenever she tweets and speaks and she is bringing attention to the dirty dealing behind the scenes of soaps. I still behind her 100% and everyone can have different opinion, but if you stay silent, nothing will change. I want her to do her own thing, but still keep it real about the industry.

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Pure_Diva, Very well put!

Maya

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Thank you, Mya.

It's sad really. And at what point does she move from being a victim to just being bitter? We all know bitter old women (no offense to the women on here, but I don't see many bitter old men). The victim mentality is old and VR has sullied what should've been a fairy tale ending to her very powerful life story.

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She is not bitter, she is telling the truth and people don't like to see it for themselves. Why support an industry that don't give a damn about you when you paying their salaries with the advertisements they are selling to us?

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This washed-up, pathetic bitch needs to get some new material. I've heard this all before. BROKEN RECORD.

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I understand how Victoria Rowell feels and I will be a forever fan of her work on Y&R. As I have often said, she was the primary reason that I started watching the show and I miss her character terribly. Now Y&R pretty much sucks when it comes to diversity and storylines for people of color. They recently "threw-in" a Black girlfriend for Malcolm, but that does not make up for the lack of strong storylines for minority characters on the show. Even though I want Rowell to return to Y&R, I can empathize with her sentiments and I love an outspoken person like myself who tells it exactly how it is. I hope she continues to put Y&R ON BLAST and let all of the truths be known about all who mistreated her. No one has the right to abuse or mistreat anyone and I would never stand for it. At the end of the day, I am in Rowell's corner and if I were her, I would tell Y&R to kiss my a**!!

In the end, maybe they can work something out because many fans of the show miss Rowell's character and storylines. I hope that Y&R gets new writers and producers who put more emphasis on people of color and developing more structured stories for them. In the early 1990s, Y&R was amazing with storylines for the Winters family, now it sucks completely. Christel Khalil, who plays Lily, is not Black and should have never been hired because her acting skills are horrid in my opinion. Most of the younger actors on Y&R need to go to school to learn how to act and then return to the canvas.

I have no idea why people expect others to bow down and be a quiet little church mouse and not have an opinion. I am the opposite and will never keep quiet just because I happen to be a woman or just because I happen to be Black. Ignorance is bliss for some. Although racism and prejudice will never be eradicated, it really is a shame to see that someone can mistreat or dislike you simply because of your race, gender, or ethnicity, which are things that no one can change about themselves. Given the chance, I would never want to be anyone other than the amazing Black woman that I am and continue to be!

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Chardonnay--

Amen and keep preaching, girl!!!!

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When Victoria was on Y&R is the last time that I remember the show being good entertainment. Victoria was the best actress on the show.

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soapfan8 wrote:
Whenever someone tells the truth they are attacked. Victoria Rowell didn't have to say anything to for me to see the ignorance of the brass. Let's look at lilly this boring character in front burner whenever we see the winters family poor Neil Olivia and davon(rarely when he is shown) are accessories to her they Play her hand bags hats and shoes. Yr use to show and write great storys for Neil, malcom(shamar Moore) Olivia and dru it was just dru was a character the viewers loved but they all were given good
Storys and utilized. Now it's a joke they cater to boring lilly. And let's look at Stacy haiduk she carried with her amazing acting talent that horrible storyline but she was snubbed for the Emmys yr knows what they are doing they play politics, Michelle stafford although talented got that spot despite ms haiduk outshines her that's not fair and then they say we are not continuing the storyline it's a soap the story always continues if they kept her it meant having to pre nom her and over shadowing ms stafford or face shocked reactions of another year Stacy is getting snubbed

Are you kidding? ms haiduk was a horrible, horrible boring actress, Couldn't wait till she was gone! Thank God! Hope they never bring her back.
Victoria Rowell was the best actress on Y&R and the most entertaining. You could always have a good laugh out of her. She was hilarious.