Y&R’s Eric Braeden on Michael Muhney: “He Wanted Me Off The Show”


Eric Braeden has never minced words and now he is claiming fired The Young and the Restless actor  Michael Muhney wanted him off the soap opera! In an interview with Radar Online, Braeden reveals Muhney considered Braeden to be an “old lion” to be pushed aside by himself, a “young lion.”

Eric Braeden: I welcomed Michael Muhney when he came here. He is a great actor. We did have our differences, but for anyone to say that I had him fired is a lie. I have always thought he was a very good actor and told him so. Towards the end, Muhney and I did have our differences and had a shouting match, no question.

During that shouting match, all kinds of things were said. I won’t go into detail about it. I don’t remember the specifics of who said what but what I do recall is that I was prompted to get into ‘fisticuffs’ with him because he wanted me off the show, if you want to know the truth. That is about as far as I will go. That is it. It was a campaign to get me off the show. It was Muhney who wanted to get me off the show and he expressed that to various people.

Radar: Why did he want you off the show?

EB: He wanted me off the show because he wanted to be head honcho. In his words, I was the old lion and he was the young lion. He wanted to push aside the old lion. That was in his words to me, at the very end. I welcomed that guy, as I said. (I told him), ‘You are very good at what you do, keep your nose clean and stay out of everyone else’s business and just do your job.’

Read the entire interview at Radar Online!

 

100 Responses

  1. Avatar of Hannah Scorpio
    Hannah Scorpio

    Oh Michael and your big bagpack of hubris. A newbie recast wanted a 30+ vet (and a part of the shows super couple) off the show?

    Eric’s a grade A douche. But he’s also a soap legend. Michael may be a good actor, but he was part of the shows worst years.

  2. Avatar of rjm118
    rjm118

    Yeah because Muhney would have the power to get rid of one of the biggest stars on the show.

    This guys ego is out of control.

    The more these idiots talk, Im more inclined to believe Muhney was railroaded and that this guy played a huge part in it.

  3. Avatar of nysam
    nysam

    I find it hard to believe if Muhney wanted Braeden off the show that MM would have enough clout to do it. On the other hand, Braeden certainly had the power to get Muhney ousted.

    Regardless, not sure why these actors don’t stay quiet and just do their jobs and act. Just as the story starts to die down, Braeden feels the need to jump in and stir the fire.

    It’s almost as if CBS’s strategy is to keep the story alive….to damage Muhney? For press (look at everyone talking about Y&R)? To get more eyeballs on the show? I can’t believe that Sony, CBS and Jill haven’t told the cast to keep quiet and this is a matter that shouldn’t be commented on publically. It is just making everyone involved look bad.

  4. Avatar of thecourt99
    thecourt99

    How would EB know why MM was fired? All EB is discussing is his relationship with MM and what he knows. He didn’t say one word about the allegations, other than that he hardly knows her.

  5. Avatar of hey mon
    hey mon

    “I just don’t know people’s names until they have been here for 10 years.”

    Let me help ol Eric Braeden, as a long-time viewer.

    Well, lets see. He should be now just recognizing…

    Greg Rikaart as Kevin Fisher.

    In 2 years, he will know Amelie Heinle (she began in 2005) as a woman he shares 2 or 3 scenes a week with, as his daughter Victoria.

    That fellow Eric, you have been calling “Billy-Boy”, his name really is Billy, as in Billy Miller. I know you wont notice, Mr Braeden, for another 5 years, but he is leaving The Show.

    Oh, you should recognize Dave Tom as the new Billy Abbott. He’s Heather Tom’s brother, and played Billy 10-15 years ago.

    Speaking of which, in the studio next to you. That IS Don Diamont playing Bill Spencer. To get you Aricept-riddled mind going, he played Brad Carlton for years. And that is Heather Tom, who played Vickie in the late 90s/early 2000s.

    Who else? That fellow getting all of the screen time, and the guy your family is getting re-written around is Steven Burton, as Dylan Reed McAlroy.

    Does that help, Eric?

  6. Avatar of Jan9
    Jan9

    I agree, there is no big conspiracy theory here IMO. One of the reasons I like EB is because he pretty much doesn’t care what anyone thinks and will pretty much do what he wants.

    Now someone may take him aside and tell him not to give anymore interviews after this.

    As for MM he himself has said that his hubris has gotten him in trouble before, and coupled with his dislike of “the old guy” Anthony Geary winning an Emmy in 2012. So EB may not be off point. IMO

  7. Avatar of pferrando
    pferrando

    This really isn’t anything new. MM obviously had some huge ego, but then again EB does as well.

    I’d rather have a YR without MM, then without EB. But then again I’ve been watching since before Vic came on, and I’ve always been partial to the character and the relationship with Nikki.

    And this neither confirms or denies any of the sexual harassment claims. Only MM or HK can be the ones to divulge that.

    I’m just looking forward to 2/1/14. And I’d rather not have a recast anytime soon. This whole thing has soured me on that character…plus it’s been occupying a lot of airtime. Time for a break from ALL of it.

  8. Avatar of appleridge
    appleridge

    Both MM & EB are ego maniacs and EB should stop playing saint here. He got into a fight with PB. He told a female fan once that if she were a man, he would have punched her

    So maybe just maybe EB needs to take his own advice to MM and keep his mouth shut as well

  9. Avatar of Hilary
    Hilary

    I don’t get why EB gave his interview to a rag. Is there not a single daytime vehicle he could trust? Of all outlets … RadarOnline? I don’t get it.

  10. Avatar of Jan9
    Jan9

    One of the reasons I like EB is because he really doesn’t care what others think and right or wrong he will do what he wants.

    As to upset fans, out of around 5 million viewers of Y&R I would say less than 1000 of them are active on message boards. Most fans are offline and go with the flow, and most likely unless they pick up one of the soap mags within the next couple of weeks they won’t even know what is going on with the MM/HHK mess.

    People will miss MM when his story wraps up and they will be intrigued by the next major story on the horizon which most likely will be the introduction of Ian Ward. By 2 months most casual daily viewers will forget and won’t even think about it until the recast comes on.

    Peter Reckell/ Steve Burton popular actors who have left their soaps after long tenures and the soaps thrived since they have left. Y&R will survive this.

    I am not one for big conspiracy theories so the whole SB/JfP/EB thing just doesn’t fly with me. IMO

  11. Avatar of Duchess
    Duchess

    Good for EB for speaking out. Especially with JC (Katherine Chancellor) gone now EB and Victor is the face of Y&R and the only one people know who don’t watch soaps. MM definitely had a backpack full of hubris but unfortunately he lacked respect for daytime icons and I’m not just talking about EB. I remember he tweeted nasty comments about Tony Geary when he won his last Emmy too. MM is just a blip on soaps radar compared to EB and TG and many many others. I don’t know if the HK allegations are true but he was supposedly fired from Veronica Mars too for getting into it with castmembers and leaking finale spoilers so maybe he’ll finally learn his lesson now.

  12. Avatar of Patchworks
    Patchworks

    @hey mon: that was hilarious!

    I cannot abide Mr. Braeden; however, I think he has a tendency to call things like he sees them, good or bad. I have no problem believing he and MM had loud outbursts on set, nor do I disbelieve that MM wanted to get rid of the old lion. MM’s lack of tact and decorum certainly contributed to his ouster. I will still miss the potential of his take on Adam Newman, though.

  13. Avatar of Restless Fan
    Restless Fan

    Now I know why the show was boring and uneventful in 2013. They had to balance out all the shenanigans. The real soap is what we didn’t see.

    EB has always had a big ego. NO secret. Just ask Peter Bergman. As for MM, from what I can tell the guy was a perfectionist and wanted everyone to be the same. Those kinds of people can be difficult to work with for sure but often produce great work. From what I can tell about MM twitter feeds he had great respect for Sharon Case, Peter Bergman and Josh Morrow. I gather they more closely resembled his work ethic and therefore he got along with them easier.

    I do know that many months ago there was a scene where Victor made some claim to have paid for Adams college education. A factual error that many fans brought attention too on twitter. It was later revealed that EB had ad libbed the scene. A writer for the show tweeted saying that wasn’t how it was written in the script and a few months later there was a brief scene where they had Adam clarify what Victor had said. I also know that same writer had tweeted things from time to time that gave the impression that MM was in his ear a lot to rewrite things. The show does have problems with continuity. We all know that! I think a personality like MM who is vocal, like most fans are, clearly rubbed people the wrong way. His brash approach didn’t help.

    THis too shall pass. Like everything else in Hollyweird.

  14. Avatar of DeniseMaria
    DeniseMaria

    EB is the main reason I will not be watching after Jan 30th. I believe that MM has a big ego, I also believe that EB’s ego is bigger than that. I am sorry but this man is nothing but a bully, on screen and off. This is my opinion of course, but I’d rather Victor would have been the one to leave.

  15. Avatar of princerules84
    princerules84

    I made a thread earlier on soap central about this topic, and it was quickly deleted. FU soap central. I don’t know why I bother with that candy coated sugary “G” rated website in the first place. I think Eric Braeden is a first class azzwipe. I don’t believe Michael had the clout to try to attempt something like that. I believe both actors had extremely big egos, and often clashed. Eric Braeden “rules” that environment over there. his character is always winning, and also getting the last word in, so I don’t believe his claim.

  16. Avatar of Yoryla
    Yoryla

    Well, firstly I definitely believe it. MM had never made it a secret he wanted to be the leading male star of the show. And in many ways, he was.

    However, who hasn’t wanted to get rid of EB at one point or another? I mean, I’m sure most actors want to be leading, central figures, and Victor did run the show for a long time. So even if the idea was quite ambitious, I don’t think it’s anything that’s very reprihensible. People are allowed to be ambitious and strive to greatness.

  17. Avatar of logan_echolls
    logan_echolls

    [quote=thecourt99]How would EB know why MM was fired? All EB is discussing is his relationship with MM and what he knows. He didn’t say one word about the allegations, other than that he hardly knows her.[/quote]
    _______________________

    Thank you!! Everyone is all over twitter and everything talking about how Hunter is a liar and that this interview proves it. No it doesn’t! All he is doing is saying he had nothing to do with MM firing. He said he didn’t coax that girl to go to TPTB to report MM.

    This interview is discussing ERIC’s relationship with MM, that’s it. People reading into things. Desperate

  18. Avatar of RedChair
    RedChair

    I’ve said it before and will say it again:

    Eric Braeden is painful to watch, what with his searching his memory for the words from the one time he deigned to actually peruse the script. His ad hoc rewriting the scripts as he mumbles along is not generally deemed ‘professional’ acting style nor would it be tolerated in other acting arenas, as far as I understand it.

    Now, I acknowledge that he can act, or could act, I mean. No one whose English is a second language, comes to the States, and makes it as an actor is someone who ‘can’t’ act. But his bad memory is embarrassing and painful to watch and has been for many years. He mugs… not with wide-eyed comedic mugging, but with his TGVN face rubbing and staring at the ceiling. IT’S PAINFUL TO WATCH… why do so many here idolize that as ‘acting’?

    Today’s episode, where he holds Connor, is the way he behaves with all the kids… he mumbles ‘oh, there, my boy’, etc, etc, etc. That’s NOT acting, dear boy, that’s mumbling your way through a scene.

    Muhney can act tornadoes around the rest of the cast, EXCEPT for those who can act on his level: Bergman and… well, can’t really think of anyone else. Muhney is arrogant, but at least can back it up with talent. Braeden is arrogant and backs it up with longevity – that’s all he’s got now.

    He is not an icon… he is an actor who cannot deliver the goods and should be back-burnered for weddings and funerals. Think of how much Jeanne Cooper could still deliver in her scenes at age 84. Compare that level of competency to Braeden’s current level of competency in acting. The chasm is very deep indeed. The pencil drawing of Cooper is more compelling than Braeden’s appearance at the christening.

    To separate the actor from the character:
    As to how wonderfully involving his on-screen relationship with Nikki is, that has long been over. Thomas Scott is acting her heart out, as she, too, has to carry each scene they’re in together.

    In this day and age, to take the shit he deals out to her is truly horrible to watch. EXCRUCIATING. Nikki, by herself, for putting up with his moods and misogynist behaviour helps perpetuate the myth that a ‘good woman’ can ‘heal’ a broken, troubled man. PLEASE! It’s to cry over, really. She enables his behaviour. I ‘hate’ her with him, because it makes her weak.

    Nikki truly needs a make-over: hair that is age-appropriate, and a life separate from that mess Victor.

    ‘Nuff said.

    Michael

  19. Avatar of RealityCheck 33
    RealityCheck 33

    Oh My God. Did Eric Braeden just say all of that crap?

    How in the world did his PR agent ever let this guy talk? His ego knows no bounds. To say that he doesn’t even acknowledge people unless they have worked there for 10 years is arrogance beyond belief.

    How could anyone work with this guy? He calls himself a Christian too? This is just the worst excuse of a human being imaginable. I’ve suffered through periods in my life in having to work with big egos, but this is too much.

    No wonder Muhney cracked. I think I’d have brought in a pistol to work. Funny, Muhney loved Peter Bergman. They totally respect each other.

    Now they share something in common, they both got punched out by Braeden.

    This show needs a do over. They need to flush out this cast and rebuild. If I was in CBS’s promo department, my head would have exploded by now. These actors need to shut the fuck up.

  20. Avatar of IheartGH
    IheartGH

    [quote=noway]These people need to learn to STHU, their egos know no bounds.

    Apparently TPTB don’t want this to settle down.[/quote]

    I am so with you on this! its done, its over, shut up and work on making Y&R a better show because it really SUCKS!

  21. Avatar of J Bernard Jones
    J Bernard Jones

    How would EB know why MM was fired? All EB is discussing is his relationship with MM and what he knows. He didn’t say one word about the allegations, other than that he hardly knows her.

    EXACTLY!!

    As for the not knowing anyone’s names unless they’ve been on the show 10 years, that just sounds like Breaden is joking, the way a lot of old timers & veterans do.

  22. Avatar of Jan9
    Jan9

    I don’t have a problem with Braeden, I don’t think he is as arrogant as any other actor. I think he just keeps his head down and keeps it moving, he knows what he can do and knows what he is worth to the Y&R brand, I am sure that MTS is the same way. Unless there is another actor who may get up in his face, MM himself has stated that his hubris was a problem so I don’t have a problem believing some of EB’s take on their relationship.

    As for EB’s comment that he doesn’t know anyone unless they have been their for 10 years I think he may have been a bit hyperbolic, but I have worked for a place with a high turn over and have openly said to co workers no offense but until you are here for 6 months to a year, I most likely won’t remember your name. Especially when don’t see and work with them everyday. And on a soap if you are not in a storyline with someone you aren’t going to see them a lot. So to me that isn’t a big deal

  23. Avatar of Jan9
    Jan9

    @logan_echolls that started with Nelson Branco tweet with a link to the article where he stated that the article would prove MM didn’t grope HHK, he deleted the tweet within an hour of posting it but it had been retweeted enough so people may believe it without reading the article.

    Sometimes the web is like a bad game of telephone.

  24. Avatar of SoapArmageddon
    SoapArmageddon

    Too soon, Eric Braeden. Way too soon.

    I’ll take one Eric Braeden over a dozen Michael Muhneys any day, but he and everybody else connected to Y&R should STOP TALKING NOW. There are a lot of pissed off fans and these kinds of statements are not helping to calm the waters.

  25. Avatar of LaDivaYR
    LaDivaYR

    YAASSSSS BITCH, WERK MISS BRAEDEN, WERK!!!!!

    Gawd in heaven above, this is TITANIC of all SOAP ESCANDALOS! In one short year, Y&R has gone from crown jewel to cray jailhouse!

    First they hire the Bitch Godzilla of Soaps (JFP).

    Then she hires her Orange-Skinned Dyldo (zzzzzz).

    They run out the Baddest Bitch Diva (La Stafford)

    They lose the Duchess Queen to God (dear Miss Cooper)

    They run out Emmy-magnet Stud Muffin (Miller)

    They fire Fan Favorite Lead Actor My Baby Daddy (Muhney)

    They throw thirsty homewrecking starlet under the TMZ bus (Hunty)

    AND NOW THIS?????????????????????

    Miss Braeden had to do somethin’ to put that spotlight back on her, honey! No fucking way she’ll stay quiet while Hunter gets all that press and Michael gets a fucking airplane!

    I’m shocked Old Mumbles didn’t claim Muhney squeezed his man boobs too! Allegedly, of course, allegedly!!!

    Best thing about this raving lunatic is it keeps this mess alive! And the more this creep raves and whines the more JFP’s ulcer grows. Keep on talking, gramps, burst that bitch up!

    I can’t wait to see what Lady LeBlanc is planning! You know he’s waiting to make a big entrance, too! Sex tape? Too easy. Coming out? Bitch, please. Shocking live confession accusing Miss Copper of manhandling his tender bits? YASSS, Mr. DeMille, the Lady is ready for her closeup! Rent the mink and grab the wig, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride!

    I ***live*** for these messy bitches! The show is shit itself but the backstage DRAAAAAMA is everything!!!

  26. Avatar of LaDivaYR
    LaDivaYR

    ^^^ And I love you, bitch, because we both ADORE the one and only GODDESS OF ROCK AND ROCK, Miss Turner!

    Speaking of Miss Turner’s songs, I want hottie @PFerrando to be my “Private Dancer”, lol.

  27. Avatar of princerules84
    princerules84

    Eric Braeden is the supreme azzwipe. What reason did he have to throw more fuel on the fire? I don’t believe Michael had that type of clout to get rid of Eric. I do believe Eric controls that environment with a steely fist, he tells the writers how his character will be “written” always coming out on top and getting in the last word. Both actors appear to have big egos and it’s not surprising to know that they had issues.

  28. Avatar of RebeccaJ
    RebeccaJ

    [quote] he wanted me off the show, if you want to know the truth.[/quote]

    You and me both, MM!!!

    This backstage stuff is sooo much more interesting than the show:)

    But EB is a TOTAL JERK for that “i don’t know someone’s name until they’ve been here ten years” crap. He’s so dismissive of anyone who isn’t HIM.

    @RedChair, totally agree w/your statements about EB and MTS. I HATE her character simpering and sniveling over him while he treats her like garbage.

  29. Avatar of Santa_Barbara_4Ever
    Santa_Barbara_4Ever

    I have come to the conclusion that YR is like RUPAUL’s drag race, backstage. EB is just ‘lip syncing’ for his life at this point. Shante you stay? Hell no, Sashay away, bitch! Somebody get the lipstick and write his heartfelt goodbye message, please!

  30. Avatar of Yoryla
    Yoryla

    [quote=LaDivaYR]Speaking of Miss Turner’s songs, I want hottie @PFerrando to be my “Private Dancer”, lol.[/quote]

    :D

    Re: Pfer, I can certainly agree, The Diva’s taste is impeccable as always!

  31. Avatar of blake3b
    blake3b

    “When the speeding melon hits the wall it’s Christmas for the crows.”

    I get so tired of Eric Braeden. He is not as great as he thinks he is IMO. Hell, I would rather have EB fired and Michael stay on the show. Michael is the best actor on the show, I have always thought that when he joined. If he can’t be on daytime he definitely needs to be in prime time or movies.

  32. Avatar of harlee490
    harlee490

    I’m so done with MM, I for one hope this hurts MM career, regardless of his skill. He’s a egoistic bastard, that has a “God complex” and nobody else matters. He thinks he & his character should be the star of YR. Lately with the past regimes all have their versions of who the star could be….LML-Don Diamont, Brad had story all during her tenure, MAB-Eric Braeden, JFP-yucky Steve Burton but as Bill Bell once said about YR, that there isn’t a star on YR but ensemble of stars on canvas. :love: Which Bill proved time after time by giving all his characters stories. ;) Well maybe preference to his baby Katherine vs Jill but it wasn’t overbearing but pure entertainment.

    I’m team Eric on this and I personally don’t want Victor anywhere but being the bastard that Victor has always been on the show. :p

  33. Avatar of Divatude58
    Divatude58

    I absolutely believe that MM wanted EB gone. He was trying to “unseat the King”. So of course, when he fails, the King must gloat and tell the world how he still sits on the throne and reigns supreme. LOL.

  34. Avatar of RealityCheck 33
    RealityCheck 33

    Sadly, anyone who hopes that all of this mess results in someone’s livelihood to be damaged is twisted and sick. MM has a family: a wife and three children.

    So let me get this straight, harlee490, you want all of these people to suffer? How fine it must be to be you. Really honey, and I mean this with all sincerity, KARMA’S COMING FOR YOU. There’s certainly a spot waiting for you in a VERY hot spot.

    Thank you.

  35. Avatar of harlee490
    harlee490

    RealityCheck…no I want it to effect MM’s career for a lesson learned not his family they will be taken care of because I’m sure MM will make sure of this…

    Your words doesn’t nothing but have empathy for you, so back at you ;) your opinion means nothing or your attitude.

    I personally don’t care what you think of me, it bothers me none.

    Your welcome.

  36. Avatar of LaDivaYR
    LaDivaYR

    I`M YOUR PRIVATE DANCER,
    A DANCER FOR MONEY,
    I`LL DO WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO,
    I`M YOUR PRIVATE DANCER,
    A DANCER FOR MONEY,
    AND ANY OLD MUSIC WILL DO…

    Miss Tina’s songs get me all turnt up! No disrespect to @PFerrando, who’s always a gentleman, but I’m having *visions*… Yoryla and I will make it rain for you, bay-be! YASS

    Back to reality, I thank you bitches for keeping me laughing with your shade throwing and Braeden roasting. What’s for dinner, momma? Old goat and grits! Yumm!

    Santa_Barbara_4Ever’s comment about Y&R = RuPaul’s Drag Race is ON POINT, honey! I demand a lipsynch for your life between Miss Braeden and Lady LeBlanc. Fasten yo wigs and sharpen them nails!

  37. Avatar of LaDivaYR
    LaDivaYR

    ^^^ LOL! He would’ve been great, too. Muhney is funny as hell and can throw shade, sideyes and rolleyes with the best of them. Ask La Stafford! Those two were dynamite together.

    Oh well, it was good while it lasted on Y&R!

  38. Avatar of TraceyAbbot101
    TraceyAbbot101

    Personally, I love TT’s ” Typical Male “……

    all I want
    is a little reaction…..

    ( I was waiting for the cast members in today’s church scenes to start sniffing the air and playing the ” whose got a dirty diaper?” game…..)

    Harlee, you rock!

  39. Avatar of really
    really

    On MM’s best day he doesn’t have the talent that Zach Braff has on his worst. And sorry but the creator even said the second they saw Zach work no one else was even in the running.

    Plus Scrubs had a no asshole policy on set which means MM wouldn’t have lasted past the pilot.

    And for all those crying for his family, he has a wife, she can work if MM can’t find work. Sorry but he deserves what is coming to him.

    MM is for sure a far superior actor to EB but that isn’t exactly hard. However, he is nowhere near the talent Zach Braff is.

  40. Avatar of SoapArmageddon
    SoapArmageddon

    Left a good job in the city
    Workin’ for the man ev’ry night and day
    And I never lost one minute of sleep
    Worryin’ about the way things might have been

    Big wheel keep on turnin’
    Proud Mary keep on burnin’
    Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’ on the river

    Tina’s version of this song is THE END. FULL STOP.

  41. Avatar of pferrando
    pferrando

    Full Stop.

    Kinda a good way to end this thread too…

    I was kinda hoping that since it was so early in 2014 certain “posters” on here could refrain from calling fellow posters ridiculous names.

    C’mon you all…

    Show Some Respect.

    ;)

  42. Avatar of LoveMichelleStafford
    LoveMichelleStafford

    If I wasn’t serious about stop watching this just put the icing on the cake. Can’t stand this man’s character and now I think he plays his role well because he is so similar to the character. Can’t wait to see MM for the last time on Jan 30. My two favorite characters are gone so why stick around. His ego will push him out the show MM couldn’t do it but with all the attacks that he has made on the fans and his unprofessional behaviour it will help him go. Or better yet this crap will go right down the drain and everyone will just loose their job. I give it a year.

  43. Avatar of LoveMichelleStafford
    LoveMichelleStafford

    “Miss Braeden had to do somethin’ to put that spotlight back on her, honey! No fucking way she’ll stay quiet while Hunter gets all that press and Michael gets a fucking airplane! ‘

    You are so right La Diva, need his fair share of publicity. Lol at the airplane.

    So unprofessional. I can’t believe they didn’t shut up everyone.

  44. Avatar of tedew
    tedew

    If anyone should want Mr. Braeden off Y&R other than Mr. Muhney (or those of us who can no longer stand to watch EB even try to perform); it would have to be Peter Bergman who for decades has had to have Jack be always trumped by Victor for whatever reasons there may be behind the scenes. Mr. Bergman is also a consummately superior actor who does remember his scenes without the use of line feeding devices.

    Watching Victor cooing over his newest grandson yesterday like some sort of whatever was cringe inducing to say the least.

  45. Avatar of FoxCrane
    FoxCrane

    LOL! At the part about production assistants taping down EB’s script or whatever. .. They may not tape it down (not sure what that means), but it’s been obvious for quite some time that they’ve been using various means to feed EB his lines. It’s usually “reports” on his desk, and the most obvious one, he’s “checking something” on his cell phone. So regardless of how they do it, he’s fudging about that.

    Oh, and just to add, this is SONY’s cue to just get rid of all the writers and mount 100 cameras around the studio to record the backstage doings as a reality show.

  46. Avatar of Coffee_Junkie
    Coffee_Junkie

    Behind the scenes, this show has completely fallen apart ever since Jeanne Cooper died. I have a feeling she was a real calming influence on the set. She was the voice of reason.

    Don’t even get me started about EB. What a complete PRICK he is! He doesn’t even BOTHER to learn the names of newcomers. That’s the polar opposite of Jeanne Cooper, who welcomed new people with open arms, took them under her wing, and in some instances mentored them. EB wouldn’t do that in a MILLION YEARS. He probably treats most of them like gum at the bottom of his shoe.

    I’m sorry–but if given the choice, and I would rather they DITCH the blowhard Braeden, and KEEP Muhney. But if the breast groping rumors are true, MM’s finished.

  47. Avatar of scrumptious
    scrumptious

    Jerry Douglas (John Abbott): ‘Michael Muhney Is High Strung & Emotional’

    http://rumorfix.com/2014/01/jerry-douglas-michael-muhney-is-high-strung-emotional/

    But, the daytime icon says, “I watched him work a couple of scenes with Eric Braeden [Victor Newman] and there were a lot of battles that went on there that were unnecessary. Eric is an old pro and does good work. This guy seemed to be high strung and emotional. He would just blow up in the middle of the scene for things that aren’t that important.”

    On the other hand, Jerry says, Hunter “is an adorable girl” The actor, who has been on the soap for 25 years, says, “To do a thing like that to a woman is despicable and unacceptable. It’s sad.”

  48. Avatar of noway
    noway

    ^^^^^ and so the plot thickens even further, bringing on the ghost with gravitas.

    LADivaYR you are right this shit ain’t about to be over everybody will need hip boots and nuclear suits its gettin deep ove there.

  49. Avatar of AHeart4Fiction
    AHeart4Fiction

    I just want this hot a#$ mess to be over with already. I don’t even watch YR anymore b/c all I see is egomanics and alleged gropers. It doesn’t help that the characters I like (Sharon & Chloe) have the most shiteous stories in history and both look to be out the door pretty soon (my own observation).

  50. Avatar of RealityCheck 33
    RealityCheck 33

    [quote=Coffee_Junkie]Behind the scenes, this show has completely fallen apart ever since Jeanne Cooper died. I have a feeling she was a real calming influence on the set. She was the voice of reason.

    Don’t even get me started about EB. What a complete PRICK he is! He doesn’t even BOTHER to learn the names of newcomers. That’s the polar opposite of Jeanne Cooper, who welcomed new people with open arms, took them under her wing, and in some instances mentored them. EB wouldn’t do that in a MILLION YEARS. He probably treats most of them like gum at the bottom of his shoe.

    I’m sorry–but if given the choice, and I would rather they DITCH the blowhard Braeden, and KEEP Muhney. But if the breast groping rumors are true, MM’s finished.[/quote]

    With all due respect, if the groping rumors are true, he’s not finished. This is Hollywood. Drug addicts, physical assaults, rapes, car accidents, OD’s, and more stuff you can come up with hasn’t stopped someone from overcoming a bad event or events and continue a career or even winning an Oscar. MM can go into “anger/ego” rehab and get help for “sexual addiction”. I live in LA. We don’t know half of what people do here. He’ll lay low for awhile and re-emerge a “new man”. He’s a helluva acting talent and now he’s got a huge fan base that a lot of producers were unaware of until this past week’s craziness. My God, Mike Tyson spent time in prison and bit a guy’s ear off, yet he’s in movies, on TV, and on the stage. If he can do it, MM sure can.

  51. Avatar of RealityCheck 33
    RealityCheck 33

    [quote=scrumptious]Jerry Douglas (John Abbott): ‘Michael Muhney Is High Strung & Emotional’

    http://rumorfix.com/2014/01/jerry-douglas-michael-muhney-is-high-strung-emotional/

    But, the daytime icon says, “I watched him work a couple of scenes with Eric Braeden [Victor Newman] and there were a lot of battles that went on there that were unnecessary. Eric is an old pro and does good work. This guy seemed to be high strung and emotional. He would just blow up in the middle of the scene for things that aren’t that important.”

    On the other hand, Jerry says, Hunter “is an adorable girl” The actor, who has been on the soap for 25 years, says, “To do a thing like that to a woman is despicable and unacceptable. It’s sad.”[/quote]

    I like JD, but once again, the cast of Y&R is doing themselves no favors by attacking MM again. He’s a friend of Braeden from way back when and admits he doesn’t know Muhney. He’s going to side with EB, which is OK. But these people need to quit trashing MM. It’s a losing strategy to win fans back.

  52. Avatar of nysam
    nysam

    I just thought of another celeb (very beloved) that overcame numerous sexual harassment accusations over the years…..come on down…..

    Bob Barker.

  53. Avatar of shirls429
    shirls429

    [quote=RedChair]I’ve said it before and will say it again:

    Eric Braeden is painful to watch, what with his searching his memory for the words from the one time he deigned to actually peruse the script. His ad hoc rewriting the scripts as he mumbles along is not generally deemed ‘professional’ acting style nor would it be tolerated in other acting arenas, as far as I understand it.

    Now, I acknowledge that he can act, or could act, I mean. No one whose English is a second language, comes to the States, and makes it as an actor is someone who ‘can’t’ act. But his bad memory is embarrassing and painful to watch and has been for many years. He mugs… not with wide-eyed comedic mugging, but with his TGVN face rubbing and staring at the ceiling. IT’S PAINFUL TO WATCH… why do so many here idolize that as ‘acting’?

    Today’s episode, where he holds Connor, is the way he behaves with all the kids… he mumbles ‘oh, there, my boy’, etc, etc, etc. That’s NOT acting, dear boy, that’s mumbling your way through a scene.

    Muhney can act tornadoes around the rest of the cast, EXCEPT for those who can act on his level: Bergman and… well, can’t really think of anyone else. Muhney is arrogant, but at least can back it up with talent. Braeden is arrogant and backs it up with longevity – that’s all he’s got now.

    He is not an icon… he is an actor who cannot deliver the goods and should be back-burnered for weddings and funerals. Think of how much Jeanne Cooper could still deliver in her scenes at age 84. Compare that level of competency to Braeden’s current level of competency in acting. The chasm is very deep indeed. The pencil drawing of Cooper is more compelling than Braeden’s appearance at the christening.

    To separate the actor from the character:
    As to how wonderfully involving his on-screen relationship with Nikki is, that has long been over. Thomas Scott is acting her heart out, as she, too, has to carry each scene they’re in together.

    In this day and age, to take the shit he deals out to her is truly horrible to watch. EXCRUCIATING. Nikki, by herself, for putting up with his moods and misogynist behaviour helps perpetuate the myth that a ‘good woman’ can ‘heal’ a broken, troubled man. PLEASE! It’s to cry over, really. She enables his behaviour. I ‘hate’ her with him, because it makes her weak.

    Nikki truly needs a make-over: hair that is age-appropriate, and a life separate from that mess Victor.

    ‘Nuff said. I agree with everything you just said,Bravo!!

    Michael[/quote]

  54. Avatar of Coffee_Junkie
    Coffee_Junkie

    [quote=RealityCheck 33][quote=Coffee_Junkie]Behind the scenes, this show has completely fallen apart ever since Jeanne Cooper died. I have a feeling she was a real calming influence on the set. She was the voice of reason.

    Don’t even get me started about EB. What a complete PRICK he is! He doesn’t even BOTHER to learn the names of newcomers. That’s the polar opposite of Jeanne Cooper, who welcomed new people with open arms, took them under her wing, and in some instances mentored them. EB wouldn’t do that in a MILLION YEARS. He probably treats most of them like gum at the bottom of his shoe.

    I’m sorry–but if given the choice, and I would rather they DITCH the blowhard Braeden, and KEEP Muhney. But if the breast groping rumors are true, MM’s finished.[/quote]

    With all due respect, if the groping rumors are true, he’s not finished. This is Hollywood. Drug addicts, physical assaults, rapes, car accidents, OD’s, and more stuff you can come up with hasn’t stopped someone from overcoming a bad event or events and continue a career or even winning an Oscar. MM can go into “anger/ego” rehab and get help for “sexual addiction”. I live in LA. We don’t know half of what people do here. He’ll lay low for awhile and re-emerge a “new man”. He’s a helluva acting talent and now he’s got a huge fan base that a lot of producers were unaware of until this past week’s craziness. My God, Mike Tyson spent time in prison and bit a guy’s ear off, yet he’s in movies, on TV, and on the stage. If he can do it, MM sure can.[/quote]
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________
    With all due respect I meant he is finished on Y and R. I wasn’t talking about his entire career.

    And why do you keep bragging that you live in LA? I’ve seen you do it in several other threads. Nobody cares!

  55. Avatar of soapstalker
    soapstalker

    I have no idea who is “in the right” regarding this ongoing Michael Muhney scandal. The only self-evident truth is that Y&R clearly has the most dysfunctional cast and executive team in all of show business!

  56. Avatar of pjc722
    pjc722

    That’s funny that Eric Braeden is crying foul now with Michael Muhney, the ex-new guy. I remember it being the same case when Peter Bergman showed up on the show decades ago and Eric having all this animosity towards him that it almost OR DID get into fisticuffs between the two.

    Sadly, back then we didn’t have TMZ or DC or any other type of INSTANT gossip other than the NAT’L ENQUIRER.

    All being said, I think everyone should just shut up about this until either Hunter King makes a statement on what did and did not happen or CBS/SONY/BELL PRODUCTIONS makes one over why Michael was truly fired.

    Seriously, a better statement would be why Jill Farren Phelps is still there when she has lost 3 of the top stars on the show in a little over a year and basically sidelined all creativity on the show for recycled scripts!

    PLUS, what’s up with the show?! Devon inherits close to 3 BILLION BUCKS. Was once homeless and POOR. Lived in homeless shelters and had a crack addict for a momma. He has seen it all. He has been struggling with this enormous wealth and what he should do to better himself and make his life worth while. And while having dinner with his family to celebrate Lily’s new found GREAT HEALTH, opts to buy the GCAC and by the next morning he owns it and Lily is running it?!!! SERIOUSLY?!

    This is what he is going to do with his $$$? Buy a stogie athletic club and run it with his sister… BOTH OF WHOM have no hotel experience other than ordering rooms in the middle of the afternoon for sex with their paramours?!

    (Devon should have done something charity based or music based. There are plenty of stories that could be mined from charity, and PLENTY of INDIE BANDS that could start showing up at THE UNDERGROUND to not only make that place look less like the cellar at the newman ranch and more like the HIT CLUB we keep hearing it is but only ever see a MAX of 10-15 people in there with no music. The latter would start drawing the younger viewers without allienating the older.)

    This is creative?!

    First Chelsea out of no where AND WITHOUT SEEING THE RUNWAY SHOW, has an amazing Milan show?! Excuse me but I have to commend both Chloe and Chelsea for pulling that feat off since one was mourning the death of her child, the other was mourning the destruction of her marriage, a divorce, the birth of her child, the cornea transplant her child received FROM THE OTHER’S DEAD KID, and now she’s living with the kid’s daddy.

    WHERE ON EARTH did Chelsea n Chloe find the time.

    If Stitch hooks up with Victoria I will be utterly disappointed and bored. Love the character of Stitch so much more than Dylan but would like to see him go to another woman on the show, and I am not sure which one but every make that goes with Victoria is DULLED down becuase he is paired with this specific Victoria.

    VICTORIA, BRUSH YOUR DAMN HAIR ALREADY! I know you think Sarah Jessica Parker pulls it off so why can’t you, well, think again. SJP has layers and layers of colors in her hair that makes it work. You have 2 two. JUST COMB it so it looks like the actor/character actually care and its not a point of contention by the masses.

  57. Avatar of SoapGirl
    SoapGirl

    [quote=princerules84]I made a thread earlier on soap central about this topic, and it was quickly deleted. FU soap central. I don’t know why I bother with that candy coated sugary “G” rated website in the first place. I think Eric Braeden is a first class azzwipe. I don’t believe Michael had the clout to try to attempt something like that. I believe both actors had extremely big egos, and often clashed. Eric Braeden “rules” that environment over there. his character is always winning, and also getting the last word in, so I don’t believe his claim.[/quote]

    Total agree with everything you’ve said, especially about SoapCent which is a kiss @ss site for certain soap stars and shows. I will be done as of 1/31/14 and Y&R will be even more of a EricB/VictorN kiss @ss show.

  58. Avatar of FoxCrane
    FoxCrane

    Can we get back to how EB got John Enos fired because he was jealous of the obvious chemistry between Bobby and Nikki and their ever-increasing fan base? .. lol!

  59. Avatar of hey mon
    hey mon

    Jerry Douglas commenting? The SONY ‘Machine’ is really in over-time. What’s next, a secret letter from Jeanne Cooper, talking about how much she hated Michael Muhney?

    Give me “We Dont Need Another Hero”.

  60. Avatar of user1972
    user1972

    when actors/soaps stars take to twitter to attack each other and fans it tells me that the cast is not only juvenile, classless, but bottom feeders disguised as classy professional. Whatever happened to the classy notion of not responding or engaging in public fights that can cast you in a terrible light? Geez, people not only act out drama but they run towards it in their private life!

  61. Avatar of Cuppa_Coffee
    Cuppa_Coffee

    MM is guilty.
    He gets his fans to do the whining for him.
    1 co-worker sticks up for him.
    EB didn’t do this… MM did.
    EB didn’t grab her. Men that respect women don’t do that.
    Men that respect women are siding with her.
    What does that say?
    MM, stop your sniveling and take it like a man.

  62. Avatar of hey mon
    hey mon

    Tell it, appleridge!

    SONY has the old-timers really coming after Mike Muhney. Eric B, Kristoff SJ, and Jerry D. There will be more before the week is out.

  63. Avatar of ANGELWENDY15
    ANGELWENDY15

    Eric B. should have kept his thoughts to himself and let this whole MM mess eventually end before he made any comments. He’s only lighting more fire to this whole ugly mess. He comes across as being a “bully”. Everyone knows and remembers how he and Peter B (Jack) got into a fist fight.
    How old is this man? Stop tweeting and commenting, give it some time and if you need to speak then do. I feel sorry for the actors on Y &R, what a mess the whole “backstage” going-ons seem to be.

  64. Avatar of harlee490
    harlee490

    SoapA….

    [quote=SoapArmageddon][quote=hey mon]…What’s next, a secret letter from Jeanne Cooper, talking about how much she hated Michael Muhney?….[/quote] That secret letter will be inside a music box.[/quote]

    Once again today you have me laughing out loud…too funny! :bigsmile: :bigsmile:

  65. Avatar of aroundhound
    aroundhound

    Grown men with dream jobs punching each other’s lights out because the show isn’t big enough for both of their egos. What’s wrong with this picture? Whatever MM did or did not do, EB got into it with Peter Bergman when he first arrived. Coincidence, I don’t think so. I too believe EB is a real piece of work threatened by the talent of others just as worthy.

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