FIRED Young and Restless Starlet Tweets: “#YR is Being Invaded by #HollywoodHeights”





Ousted The Young and the Restless actress Lindsay Bushman isn't too happy about being replaced as Summer Newman. The actress tweeted her frustrations over reportedly being replaced by a Hollywood Heights star! Tweeted Bushman:




Oh snap! I wonder which Hollywood Heights alum is assuming the role of Summer? #PleaseLetItBeBrittanyUnderwood. 

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  1. Avatar of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    LOL

    Well Hollywood Heights has a talented young cast. Why bother looking so much and doing a casting when you already have someone in your mind.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if it is Brittany Underwood. Even though I still think SORASing Summer is one big mess MAB created. That kid grew up way too fast.

    However now that they are recasting and probably put Summer a little bit more front and center, I’m glad that Lindsay Bushman isn’t there anymore. Sorry but she needs to take a few more acting lessons before even considering taking roles.

  2. Avatar of dkp
    dkp

    Yet another HH actress? Who was the first HH actress? We’ve had a HH actor replace Noah, but this is the first actress. Is their another HH actress coming that hasn’t been announced?

  3. Avatar of jthawk
    jthawk

    While I love Brittany Underwood, I find her to old for the role of summer. It appears that Eden isn’t going anywhere, I would take BU as an Eden recast, flush out the character and make us like her.

  4. Avatar of Divatude58
    Divatude58

    It seems that Sony used HH as a sort of training ground/trial period for it’s new actors…I am taking money on Brandon P Bell being cast as Tyler Douglas and Shannon Kane being the new Lily.

  5. Avatar of Coffee_Junkie
    Coffee_Junkie

    She sounds as obnoxious as Kevin Schmidt. (Mr. “There’s only ONE Noah Newman, Sorry to Those who were Watching Y&R for ME!”) Ha.

    I don’t mind them recasting these roles. I just don’t think they should go in and try to recast Jack, Nikki, Jill, etc. That would be ridiculous.

  6. Avatar of ChristianDavis148
    ChristianDavis148

    Boy, JFP isn’t wasting any time! And Lindsay, you should never complain like you did on twitter! That does not endear you to other casting directors for any future roles down the road. Both you and Kevin G. Schmidt shot yourselves in the foot with your tweets!

  7. Avatar of Restless Fan
    Restless Fan

    I’m sure she is a nice gal but very forgettable on air. I agree Summer should have never been SORASED! I wish MAB had been fired before she did all this. I am not the least bit involved in any scenes any of these newly grown teens are in. They are all strangers to me who take up too much air-time. I hope MAB gets a chronic itch in the worst place that lasts as long as the torture she put us all through.

  8. Avatar of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    [quote=ChristianDavis148]Boy, JFP isn’t wasting any time! And Lindsay, you should never complain like you did on twitter! That does not endear you to other casting directors for any future roles down the road. Both you and Kevin G. Schmidt shot yourselves in the foot with your tweets![/quote]

    What youngsters like these two need to get is that they have been part of this industry for such little time but speak like they’ve been there for more than a decade, made that role popular and drove major story.

    Lindsay Bushman, even more than Kevin Schmidt, is relatively new to all this. And while I accept them being sad about losing a gig (and the money) but these kids should stop putting self-entitlement in their reactions.

    Like you said it’s not good for their future career if they cry out over losing a dayplayer job.

  9. Avatar of Coffee_Junkie
    Coffee_Junkie

    [quote=ChristianDavis148]Speaking of Lily, Jamey have you heard anything on the contract negotiations front with Christel Khalil?[/quote]

    I just know that her contract lapses at the end of this month. Baby girl wants what she WANTS. I bet TPTB already have someone waiting in the wings to replace her, and the person will be announced on Oct. 1st. Unless baby girl decides to stay at the 11th hour. Hope they tell her “sorry sweetie. You took too long and we’ve already made other plans.”

    We haven’t been hearing anything about auditions for a new Lily, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened. If there have been they’ve probably been taking place off site somewhere. If there was a parade of actresses showing up at CBS to audition for the role we would have heard about it.

  10. Avatar of david46208
    david46208

    @soapjunkie88: Yes Shannon Kane would bring the heat to the streets! She’s got backbone, spunk and strength! That is what the character is missing. Currently CK plays her like some Gone With The Wind, Great Gatsby lay across the couch and come save me bore. With a lack of talent to boot! So bring on Shannon Kane if they can work it out.

  11. Avatar of david46208
    david46208

    @Coffee_Junkie: I want her to walk in on Friday and hear the new actresses name coming over the intercom like they did when they brought “baby girl” back to replace Davetta Sherwood.

    But as I have told you, for a one night stay in a hotel and free mean. I’ll come down and be an assistant for the day and catch her as she is going to her car and let CK know:

    “You’ve just worked your last day!”

  12. Avatar of Yoryla
    Yoryla

    I won’t miss Lindsay Bushman, but Summer doesn’t need to be recasted, she should be off the canvas completely. Her being there will just bring more storyline to Phyllis, which is one of the last things this show needs.

    They should keep Abby instead of Summer.

  13. Avatar of SoapArmageddon
    SoapArmageddon

    I think Summer should be a character in her very early teens. They can still get lots of drama from that age group (They did with Cassie, Lily, and Colleen) She doesn’t need to be played by a twenty-something actress.

  14. Avatar of pferrando
    pferrando

    I have a MAJOR problem with this if it is going to be a trend. I don’t want Y and R to be a HH retread. It’s offensive to the history of the show. I’m beginning to see that my early reservations about JFP are true and that what most GHers have said about her is true as well.

    I’m glad Lindsay’s speaking up. Gives us all some context about what their plans really are, and I’m not liking what I see.

    The last piece of this is to see what Josh does off the bat with the writing. “Fasten your seat belts…”

  15. Avatar of MsAgentProvocateur1
    MsAgentProvocateur1

    Was this actress even on Contract?

    Anyone in the Arts & Entertainment field knows that your next day on the job is not promised to you. Some of Ms. Bushman’s colleagues at Y&R must have given her a skewed impression of the business.

  16. Avatar of noway
    noway

    [quote=pferrando]I have a MAJOR problem with this if it is going to be a trend. I don’t want Y and R to be a HH retread. It’s offensive to the history of the show. I’m beginning to see that my early reservations about JFP are true and that what most GHers have said about her is true as well.

    I’m glad Lindsay’s speaking up. Gives us all some context about what their plans really are, and I’m not liking what I see.

    The last piece of this is to see what Josh does off the bat with the writing. “Fasten your seat belts…”[/quote]

    PEOPLE enough with this JFP stuff, Hollywood Heights is co-produced by SONY/VIACOM (VIACOM owns CBS) See where this is going……

    This is obviously what SONY/CBS wants or it would not be happening…..

    She wants to be an actress, pissing off TPTB at SONY and VIACOM, good move……

  17. Avatar of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    [quote=MsAgentProvocateur1]Was this actress even on Contract?[/quote]

    No she wasn’t. Neither was Kevin Schmidt. And people get all worked up over this.

    [quote=pferrando]I have a MAJOR problem with this if it is going to be a trend. I don’t want Y and R to be a HH retread. It’s offensive to the history of the show. I’m beginning to see that my early reservations about JFP are true and that what most GHers have said about her is true as well.
    I’m glad Lindsay’s speaking up. Gives us all some context about what their plans really are, and I’m not liking what I see.
    The last piece of this is to see what Josh does off the bat with the writing. “Fasten your seat belts…”[/quote]

    BTW, if Summer is recasted with a Hollywood Heights actress, it would only be the second cast member of this show joining Y&R.

    Look at how many former AMC stars have joined the show under MAB. Nichols and Francis were both on GH…
    And now people keep complaining about two DAY PLAYERS being recasted with actors from the same show. Now you start complaining? LMAO

  18. Avatar of pferrando
    pferrando

    Soapjunkie…yes, that’s exactly what I mean. We already put up with the influx of faces from AMC and GH, why would we already want 2 from HH? I can also see these “dayplayers” getting tons of screen time. Just wait.

  19. Avatar of Nk3play2
    Nk3play2

    If my theory is correct, you guys will hate the nuSummer… I don’t think it is Underwood because she is too old, however, it may be the girl that plated Adriana on Hollywood Heights, um Haley King; she’s very attractive, and her character played a spoiled bitch!!! I mean she isn’t out of this world amazing, but I liked her; however I doubt everyone else will!!!

  20. Avatar of holdingon
    holdingon

    This brat needs to sit down and shut up. She’s a nobody actress. I don’t think they would cast BU. They would cast the beautifuland talented Haley King who’s been acting since she was a little girl.

  21. Avatar of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    [quote=pferrando]Soapjunkie…yes, that’s exactly what I mean. We already put up with the influx of faces from AMC and GH, why would we already want 2 from HH? I can also see these “dayplayers” getting tons of screen time. Just wait.[/quote]

    I’ll wait and judge then. What does it help to fall into panic mood? This is about two teen characters who haven’t been portrayed by any brilliant actor where we would need to question this decision.
    They also won’t be overpaid or anything else. And as of know, I dare to say it again, it’s about two people, two characters who were previously played by irrelevant dayplayers.
    Of course they will play a much bigger role now. Because this regime will finally – and hopefully – make them recognizable.

  22. Avatar of holdingon
    holdingon

    [quote=soapjunkie88][quote=ChristianDavis148]Boy, JFP isn’t wasting any time! And Lindsay, you should never complain like you did on twitter! That does not endear you to other casting directors for any future roles down the road. Both you and Kevin G. Schmidt shot yourselves in the foot with your tweets![/quote]

    What youngsters like these two need to get is that they have been part of this industry for such little time but speak like they’ve been there for more than a decade, made that role popular and drove major story.

    Lindsay Bushman, even more than Kevin Schmidt, is relatively new to all this. And while I accept them being sad about losing a gig (and the money) but these kids should stop putting self-entitlement in their reactions.

    Like you said it’s not good for their future career if they cry out over losing a dayplayer job.[/quote]

    This is the third time I’ve seen one of these little youngsters on twitter throwing tantrums about being fired from a soap. Like they forget they were recasts and when they came children younger than them were out of jobs but handled it better. Serious Ainsworth, Smchidt, Bushman need to tone down the self entitled attitudes. Brush it off, get back out there and audition and stop harping on losing a job in a dying part of the industry.

  23. Avatar of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    [quote=holdingon]Serious Ainsworth, Smchidt, Bushman need to tone down the self entitled attitudes. Brush it off, get back out there and audition and stop harping on losing a job in a dying part of the industry.[/quote]

    I agree even though I ain’t mad at Ainsworth. She was spectacular in that role. She was front and center. LA rocked the abuse storyline and she was really integrated in the cast. AND she was on contract.
    But Schmidt and Bushman … they pop up every other week for one episode to SUPPORT story. Schmidt sometimes isn’t seen for months. Bushman took this role over seconds ago. They have no business acting like vets or like they accomplished anything on that show. They haven’t!
    I would go even so far to say that if there weren’t any reports about Schmidt and Bushman being fired, no one would notice until the new actors premiere. And then some might raise an eyebrow and say to themselves, ‘Didn’t he/she look different last week’. And that would be about it. LOL

  24. Avatar of ChrisGa
    ChrisGa

    I didn’t think she was completely awful in the role but also nothing particularly memorable either. She played her like a know-it-all, smart-ass, spoiled rotten brat. And frankly I have more issue with this and other soaps SORAS-ing these children and taking the lazy way out by writing them automatically as petulent assholes than I do with the actress playing her.

  25. Avatar of mango
    mango

    [quote=holdingon]
    This is the third time I’ve seen one of these little youngsters on twitter throwing tantrums about being fired from a soap. Like they forget they were recasts and when they came children younger than them were out of jobs but handled it better. Serious Ainsworth, Smchidt, Bushman need to tone down the self entitled attitudes. Brush it off, get back out there and audition and stop harping on losing a job in a dying part of the industry.[/quote]

    They should take a page of Marcy Rylan’s book. Talk about a class act. I know she’s a few years older than these youngsters, but that’s how you handle it.

  26. Avatar of Restless Vixen
    Restless Vixen

    I don’t object at all to the teenybopper/YA crowd being recast by HH people. Big flipping deal; if they are passable acting-wise, so what? These characters (Noah and Summer) don’t have all that much backstory besides formerly being kids pre-SORAS. Kevin Schmidt could act, but not this Lindsay Bushman chick. Nevertheless neither one of them are vets, so it’s not like this is a case of FOJ from previous soaps replacing longtime favorites or something. And KS left at least once in the past to do a side project. Maybe Sony/CBS are unsure he’ll be available in the middle of SL and that’s why they replaced him.Based on CK’s negotiations, side work will probably be less entertained by this new regime (careful JB). Both of these youngins need to have a seat. Maybe when they have the tenure of someone like JM, SC, or MS, or some of the old school vets maybe then they can bitch on Twitter.

    Speaking of KS and LB, the both of them could take some lessons from Marcy Rylan. NEVER badmouth your former employer, especially not on social media. That was just dumb. Especially when younger characters on this show and others have been recasted before if not a good fit or if SL direction changed. That Cam Gigadent dude played Daniel Romalotti for like one episode and was let go. He went on to do other things without crying about it. And if neither were on contact, both need to devour a giant helping of STFU!

  27. Avatar of david46208
    david46208

    @jthawk: The elephant in the room is more than likely that CK does not want to be paired with no black men. Just how icky would that for her to like have to like share like a love scene with a black man.

  28. Avatar of yojoromo4469
    yojoromo4469

    [quote=SoapArmageddon]I think Summer should be a character in her very early teens. They can still get lots of drama from that age group (They did with Cassie, Lily, and Colleen) She doesn’t need to be played by a twenty-something actress.[/quote]

    They should have kept the original Summer. This young lady though, is not in her twenties. She just turned 18 the day she started on the show.

  29. Avatar of watcher5000
    watcher5000

    It will most likely be Haley King. She looks almost exactly like Lindsay. I also agree that Shannon Kane needs to be added to the cast either as a Lily recast or totally new character.

  30. Avatar of Nk3play2
    Nk3play2

    [quote=watcher5000]It will most likely be Haley King. She looks almost exactly like Lindsay. I also agree that Shannon Kane needs to be added to the cast either as a Lily recast or totally new character.[/quote]
    ITA… Shannon Kane as Lily would be freaking amazing but I don’t see Kane doing another soap; she’s gotten quite a bit of work since leaving AMC, she’s been cast in several films; she would be my dream Lily because she’s gorgeous and is a descent actress; and I doubt she’ll have a problem being paired with a Black actor!!!

  31. Avatar of yojoromo4469
    yojoromo4469

    [quote=Ryan-Scott]How do we know for sure that CK will not act opposite a black actor?

    If it is true, I am disgusted by it. I just wonder how this idea got started.[/quote]

    Have seen it posted, but too long ago to remember where.

  32. Avatar of Yoryla
    Yoryla

    Melody Thomas Scott tweeted that something shocking would be happening in Genoa City today, which Nikki (and MTS) would NOT like. But some people will like it. It will be revealed on Oct. 18th episode, and it is something permanent.

    I’m thinking they are totally going to tear down the ranch set and build a new house for Victor & Nikki!

  33. Avatar of Coffee_Junkie
    Coffee_Junkie

    [quote=Yoryla]Melody Thomas Scott tweeted that something shocking would be happening in Genoa City today, which Nikki (and MTS) would NOT like. But some people will like it. It will be revealed on Oct. 18th episode, and it is something permanent. I’m thinking they are totally going to tear down the ranch set and build a new house for Victor & Nikki![/quote]

    Why would they build a whole new set for Victor and Nikki when vets like them are going to be put on the backburner? They probably won’t get anything.

  34. Avatar of Soap_Stud
    Soap_Stud

    Oh, now..if I became the the executive producer of soap don’t think for a second I wouldn’t weed out weak actors and cast my favorites in the role. With that said..HH wasn’t exactly emmy worthy work..but hey..who knows?!

  35. Avatar of Yoryla
    Yoryla

    [quote=Coffee_Junkie]
    Why would they build a whole new set for Victor and Nikki when vets like them are going to be put on the backburner? They probably won’t get anything.[/quote]

    That is the only thing I could come up with that made sense. I mean, the ranch has been there fro 30 years! Maybe it has significant emotional value for MTS – it sure does for Nikki! It’s a staple on the show.

    Also I was thinking when she said “some of you will like it” – because a lot of people have been complaining about remodeling the ranch. So maybe there doing a complete overhaul.

  36. Avatar of tedew
    tedew

    Again I can’t believe all the energy being spent on recasts of bit players (and their antics or perceived antics), other recasts and rumours of recasts!

  37. Avatar of pferrando
    pferrando

    Junkie…Who’s in a panic? I’m just stating the obvious. What’d be best here since the show’s about to get a major overhaul (and no one can convince me otherwise) is to take some advice of the more tried and true and SUCCESSFUL EPs and not come in with guns blazing mowing down staff and sets (just looping in the lastest comments). I am a long time fan of the show, and having been through the LML storm when pacing, sets, and music was changed…PLUS her terrible storytelling, I am not needing her to bring in these HH actors just because she worked with them before. I wonder how much of the show she’s even seen both past and present? My guess is little to none. She’s even admitted she really didn’t know Bill Bell that well, but “I respected him”. WTF.

  38. Avatar of Cath
    Cath

    OMG, I haven’t watched Y&R in forever but they already SORASed Summer into a teenager when she was only born onscreen 6 years ago?!? That is hilarious. LMAO

  39. Avatar of Nk3play2
    Nk3play2

    [quote=holdingon]Shannon already did another soap after AMC it was claled Hollywood Heights run by the current regime.[/quote] LoL I know that… but it doesn’t run all year round like Daytime soaps do; she could’ve shot Hollywood Heights for six months and then quickly found another gig!!!!

  40. Avatar of Ringwraiths
    Ringwraiths

    Lindsay Bushman was BARELY on Y&R. She really has no cause at all to be so angry and bitter. Her manager or agent should tell her that it’s never a good idea to burn bridges in Hollywood. Besides every young actress on Hollywood Heights is way more talented than her. Lindsay was atrocious as Summer so much so that I wanted the character permanently written off the soap. But since they are keeping the character of Summer then there was no other choice but to recast. So I’m hoping they cast an age appropriate, good looking, and TALENTED young actress for the part. Also I agree that Britney Underwood would make a vastly better recast for Eden. However I would rather Eden be written off Y&R. Lily Ashby and Victoria Newman need to be recast as well. IMO

  41. Avatar of jcrenny
    jcrenny

    This girl is funny. She was on the show for 3 seconds. Go sit down somewhere! Anyways they recast her with Haley King from Hollywood Heights. She was already on set yesterday working with “Fen” and “Noah”.

  42. Avatar of hey mon
    hey mon

    What a pi$$er. She is a gorgeous young woman, who is doing a great job as Summer. I like the way she puts Red in her place. Plus, her body looks great in the clothes that The Show is putting on her. Lots of looks from everyone when she was in her short skirt the other day.

    JFP, dont get rid of the ‘eye candy’, so you can make the show HH.

  43. Avatar of Ryan-Scott
    Ryan-Scott

    Got the issue last night and the JFP interview didn’t make me feel good about her taking over Y&R at all.
    And she is digging into the history of the show and trying to see as many shows as she can….translation….its on the job training….oh god…WHY CAN’T SHE JUST RETIRE?

  44. Avatar of pferrando
    pferrando

    Ryan-Scott- I came away with the same feeling after reading the interview. It was like she was saying…”yeah, I guess I can do this…” instead of “I am thrilled to honor the tradition of this longtime #1 daytime show, and I look forward to giving the fans what they want.” I realize she has someone to answer to, but I just don’t have a good feeling about why her “vision” is for the show. My stomach hurts thinking about it.

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