EXCLUSIVE: Hollywood Heights Beauty Melissa Ordway is New Abby on The Young and the Restless!



 



Panicked that Emme (formerly Marcy) Rylan getting a new gig on General Hospital means Abby Carlton Newman will once again be hitting the road on The Young and the Restless? Don't be!

I've exclusively learned former Hollywood Heights bombshell Melissa Ordway (ex-Chloe) has been cast in the plum role! Look for the Atlanta native to step into the Naked Heiress' strappy heels on the April 22 episode of Y&R.

 

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Emme Marcy Rylan probably cost a pretty bundle to have on contract at Y&R. She had a stint at GL, and was considered a veteran in the industry. She gave great performances as Abby Carlton, and will be remembered by a good many people (myself included) as THE Abby Carlton. Sad that she never got a decent romance on The Show, and was used mainly as a plot point to make her parents life a 'living hell', -- suing ol Vic for half-billion with her siblings, and running over her Mothers' fiance', Tucker. But she handled the role with class, even though oh-so-crazy-MAB decided she would always be associated with The Naked Heiress.

The new girl is chestier, and seems more a sex symbol type-of-gal that rumors have stated that JFP likes to hire. The Show seems to have a nice balance to it. The methodical plot-line work of Joshua Griffiths, balanced out with Jill F, who wants to update The Show, pronto. Now all we need is that sardonic side that Bill Bell had, and that his daughter-in-law MAB had too much of, semi-outlandish plots.

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LOL, well no surprise there. Of course it's someone from Hollywood Heights.

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I agree that this was fast. I didn't think they'd recast Abby the same day that Emme announced she was jumping ship. I have to agree with other posters who say that this was planned all along and that Emme announced her decision to leave Y&R and head to GH before JFP could utter the word, "uh". Mind you, I'm not knocking JFP at all. The two bungles she's had so far have been the hiring of the "actress" who plays Adriana and not getting Emme back on contract. Otherwise, I am absolutely loving what she is doing with the show. It is so, so much better. Granted, I hated what she did when she killed off Maureen Bauer on GL and she has since apologized for that and readily admits that it was probably one of her biggest mistakes and regrets.

Keep up the good work Jill! You're making me enjoying Y&R even more these days!

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She is so pretty! She looks a bit like Caridee English from ANTM. I think a lot of the criticism of JFP is residual anger from her decisions in the soap industry. I honestly can't find that much fault with her anymore.

My grandmother always says that once you get a certain reputation, it's very hard to shake!

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Dyllan wrote:
I think the criticism of JFP is unwarranted. Thus far, she's improved Y&R when compared to MAB's sh*t. She's not the savior, but she isn't this disaster some make her out to be, IMO.

Well said, Dylan!! "Y & R" has improved IMMENSELY since showkiller Maria Arena Bell was chucked to the curb!! After watching for 30+ years, it's nice to see the show get back to grounded character-driven storytelling (thank you, JG)

All this negativity - JFP is a producer, people - she's doing her job the way Sony Pictures Television wants it done - she does have to answer to a higher authority. So b4 you all go getting your socks in a snit, why don't you wait and see??

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I think Y&R has improved leaps and bounds since JG and JFP took over. I'm not on the hate bandwagon where JFP is concerned. So far most of her decisions have been good ones. Y&R is no longer the hot mess it was when that hack socialite was running things. I think there was more going on BTS when she was running GH (Brian Frons anyone) as Y&R has neither been centered around a few characters or is violent heavy. It's filled with more romance and stories that make sense. It's more how Bill Bell used to tell it, albeit much faster, but not silly.

Losing Marcy sucks but not the end of the world for me.

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NOOOOOOO!!!!! I watched HH from its inception and she is freaking HORRIBLE.
Her stint on 90210 Monday was horrible. So disappointed.

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Oh I'm so glad to read comments I agree with.

I didn't watch GH when JFP was EP. I also was too young to remember watching Another World...and definitely not Guiding Light, though as far as Guiding Light, I have seen A LOT of material aired during JFP's stint there.

And I must say, people's feelings toward her are warranted based on some past decisions. She killed Maureen Bauer...she killed Frankie Frame (though she denies that)...but at the end of the day, I can't complain about what she's done at Y&R so far, because what I see is a heck of a lot better than what we had before.

Would I feel more comfortable with Ed Scott back as EP? HECK YEAH!!!! But, JFP isn't exactly the worse thing to happen to the show (I happen to believe that was LML but I don't want to cause a riot). I think we should go by what we're seeing on our screens now, and not only by her reputation. Because right now, we're seeing all the vets getting story. We're seeing unbelievable balance (where there was NONE at first). We're seeing character-driven stories. No one has gotten shot yet (unless you're counting that random Victoria kidnapping thing which I still have no idea what the point was). No one has been killed yet. It's just a good old fashioned, yet updated soap.

I'm not coming to the woman's defense, because like I said, I'm not that familiar with everything she did on the other soaps. But as for right now, she's fine in my book. I'm loving majority of what I'm seeing on my screen with Y&R. ANd besides, as much as people talked about that Brian Frons guy, I'm pretty sure he had a hand in the way GH was being written.

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Stoney....I will toast to that Beer ...well said. JFP didn't have sole control some coming from ABCD and Frons as reported during AMC & OLTL cancellations he wanted to control the stories. She was giving ABCD what they were asking for from their soaops. Where CBS is different dog and different kind of network of their daytime dramas and always had been different with their approach to their soaps.

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alstonboy4315 wrote:
ChrisGa-

I would say that you are DEFINITELY in the minority in your praise of that chick who plays Adriana. I find both her acting, and the character in general, to be a hot mess!! Love you anyway, though!! Love Beer Smile

And Robert Adamson is just OKAY to me.

ALSTONBOY, as usual, in your rare form and the idiot that brought on that dumbo bimbo playing Adriana, should be fired.

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LMAO JAEDAHBEE!!! Hilarious what you wrote about JFP. Having her penny change. Yeah she is slick. Thank God someone pointed it out.

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To all ya'll who would like to see ED he ain't coming back in any capacity. Thats the truth.

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Marcy Rylan leaving really isn't that much of a big deal right now. She is a good actress in what was not a very likeable or well thought out role. She really should should not have been brought back because the character has not been very vivid since the return. It should have been saved for the new girl in town (if in fact they already knew this was going to be the case).

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I'm a huge Emme Rylan fan and will miss her immensely. I maintain that letting her go is JFP's biggest mistake thus far.

That said, I can't complain about the other actors from HH - Robert Adamson and Hunter King are amazing!! I really adore both of them in their roles.

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I had to wait almost 24 hours to respond to this as I was soooo bothered by the whole mess when I first read it.

When it comes right down to it, Marcy Rylan was poorly treated by the new team. I was thrilled when they corrected their biggest error to date, but now I see they couldn't hang on to her.

Grown up Abby was so much fun to watch and now I have to try to like yet another HH actor. Good Lord.

I'll give her a shot, of course. Love nuNoah, but nuSummer still hasn't grown on me yet. Because Abby is so involved right now on the show, it would be hard to write her off. (Big sigh...)

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So Jill Farren is going to ruin Y&R just to keep Hollywood Heights alive.Dislike this very much.Please Sony stop her CBS stop this.1) Her acting is awefull 2) she looks older than Victoria ,Billy. 3) PLEASE STOP THIS MESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Honestly, this one will be a hard one to get use to, especially if she isn't as good. Marcy has been better than ever since she came back as Abby. I'm thoroughly disappointed Y&R let her slip through their fingers once again. I'm so bummed not to see where Abby & Alex will go with Marcy playing Abby. *fingers crossed* this girl is atleast a decent actress. So far I'm overall unimpressed with most of the HH actors outside of the NuSummer - she's atleast decent.

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Well there's only been like 2 other HH actors aside from this latest one. I enjoy Nu-Noah. And Nu-Summer is actually good to me too. And I like that they aren't really DRIVING story yet. But they are nice recurring characters.

This nu-ABby I've never seen or heard from her.

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I predict that NuAbby will be spending a lot of time parading across the screen in tightfitting outfits, negligeés, and nothing but bras and panties.

Not that there's anything wrong with that. Smile

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SoapA..."Chestie Newman" Wink