HomeTVDays of Our LivesRUMOR REPORT: Is Eileen Davidson on Her Way OUT at The Young and the Restless?! Jamey Giddens May 9, 2012 16 Comments Is one of Genoa City's most beloved heroines on her way out at The Young and the Restless? That's what setside sources are saying about Eileen Davidson, who has been playing the role of cosmetics princess Ashley Abbott on and off since 1982. Apparently the news started circling around the Y&R set on Tuesday. I am sincerely hoping the brass at Y&R can't possibly be this stupid, but if they are, Gary Tomlin better blow up Davidson's phone STAT about a Days of Our Lives return! Keep checking back with Daytime Confidential as this story develops! Photo by PR Photos 16 Responses appleridge May 9, 2012 WTF MAB?. Dont Cut Ashley. Cut Harmony, Sarge, Tucker. THere are many other options. Geez Log in to Reply CardsFan May 9, 2012 This would be a HUGE loss for Y&R! Log in to Reply angrierblackerman May 9, 2012 I can only hope this means she is headed back to Days of Our Lives as Susan/Kristin. Y&R would rather bring on 50 Z-Listers than keep their best vets. Maria, I am still waiting for Tiffany Brisette (Viki the robot from Small Wonder). Get on it! Make it happen! Log in to Reply Restless Fan May 9, 2012 Not surprised. The legacy characters have been ruined under MAB. Davidson’s talents have been shamefully underutilized. Our vets have taken a back seat too often to characters the audience knows and cares little about. IMO, the show known as, The Young and the Restless, died in ’06. It’s never recovered from the bad decisions bestowed upon it since then. Current day Y&R is a bad knock off. Had Maria Bell been the shows scribe in the 80′s it NEVER would have went to number 1 and would have been canceled a long time ago. Log in to Reply Smitty May 9, 2012 I would hate to see her leave. I truly love her as Ashley Abbott, but I would love her to take another stab as Kristen Blake!!! And bring Brenda Epperson back as Ashley!!! Log in to Reply beautreal May 9, 2012 If MAB allows a powerhouse like Eileen Davidson go then she really should be next out the door. although if this is Eileen’s decision then who can really blame her when you look at what this regime is doing to the show by decimating so many beloved characters. Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 May 9, 2012 OMG… I’m shocked! I didn’t expect this. I know that Eileen twittered something yesterday about a change, but I thought that was referring to the rumor that MAB might be on her way out. Wow, that’s bad. I don’t know what to say. Log in to Reply stefanstavros May 9, 2012 I don’t blame her if she leaves! She should run for the hills to escape this train wreck of a show!!!! Log in to Reply met May 9, 2012 hmmm…. if it is true, then I wish Ms. Davidson all the best. Log in to Reply appleridge May 9, 2012 From Nelson Branco’s FB: Hearing #YR Eileen Davidson is in the middle of a pay negotiation with Sony. Not good. Log in to Reply gato1 May 9, 2012 Restless Fan and Carol2= I agree with every word you both said! Thank you for saving me from typing it all out! : ) Log in to Reply Carol2 May 9, 2012 Y&R has never had an idea of what to do with Ashley since Eileen’s first return in the late 90′s. The sperm storyline destroyed her character, and has produced nothing of value, aside from a shrewish, shrieking “daughter” who looks about 35 years old and ran out of story once someone finished their Simple Life DVDs. Even before Eileen’s return, the character had run out of ideas for a long time. I think the only reason MAB brought her back was as part of her “I’m not LML, suck it, LML!” crusade of 2008 and 2009. They used her in the Adam gaslighting story, mostly because someone at Y&R clearly assumed that story would thrill viewers and turn them on. When – surprise surprise – that didn’t happen, and viewers were repulsed, Ashley paid the price, because they wanted us to LOVE Adam. So she has mostly been in the background, at best having stories with the Weekend at Bernie’s stand-in, Tucker Plucker. Log in to Reply lauren329 May 9, 2012 Looks like Eileen is now confirming herself on Twitter. That’s too bad- Ashley is still a really viable character, they just haven’t written her properly. Never saw her on DAYS but I would be interested to see her there. Log in to Reply richalan67 May 9, 2012 I am done defending MAB!! She needs to trade in her pencil and paper for an Egee’s uniform! Damn that bitch for get rid of a member of the Abbott family. Get rid of some of the people she brought in from cancelled shows. I am sorry for people who lost their jobs but stay the hell away from Genoa City. I LOVE GF and Genevieve and I can take Harmony and Sarge because it gives a boost to the Black community on the show but the rest need to go away!! Bring back Kay Alden and Ed Scott to return the show to its glory days!! Log in to Reply blake3b May 9, 2012 [quote=angrierblackerman]I can only hope this means she is headed back to Days of Our Lives as Susan/Kristin. Y&R would rather bring on 50 Z-Listers than keep their best vets. Maria, I am still waiting for Tiffany Brisette (Viki the robot from Small Wonder). Get on it! Make it happen![/quote] OMG you are killing me! Yeah either Viki the robot or the annoying neighbor girl Harriet lol. Maria is probably getting ideas from us now! Log in to Reply RougeRabbit May 10, 2012 This explains alot! I was wondering why they were making Ash so lame lately. I love E and will hate to see her go, but I have mixed feelings re: Ash (or any of the other Victor drones for that matter) to begin with. I was wondering why Ash was acting like she was in a teenage relationship with Tucker and not a marriage cause I certainly thought she’d learned her lessons – thanks Daily Con cause I was gonna seriously have to decide to keep watching Y&R with all the craziness going on!!! On a side Y&R note: Is it just me are is the whole dope dudes up & rape em for babies thing CREEPY? I mean Billy & Daniel BOTH have to deal with these criminal/crazies and is it a good precedent to set (really)there are no consequences!!! Now Daniel is gonna marry Shelia Jr.!! Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.