David Tom

Just How Many People Knew About David Tom’s Young and Restless Firing Before He Did?

More stunning revelations are coming out following David Tom's (ex-Billy) firing at The Young and the Restless. Recently, Tom stated to CBS Soaps In Depth that, not only was he shocked about getting the axe, so were his former cast members. According to soap agent Michael Bruno, Tom may have been the only one who was clueless!

Bruno, who is Amelia Heinle's (Victoria) agent, appeared on  Soap Box with Lilly and Martha where he stated:
There’s a lot of stuff behind the scenes which goes on that you’d actually be surprised that people don’t know. You kind of are like, ‘This is happening, everyone else knows,’ and here’s an example of someone where I knew this was happening, I don’t represent him, and this is a person who’s going to work everyday… and talk about out of line, you kind of go, ‘Shouldn’t he be the first one to know before everyone else knows?’ And this is not the first time.

Watch the interview at the 35:44 minute mark below.


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Michael Bruno on the Shamika Chronicles

It's always interesting where one comes across some juicy details. We always appreciate Michael Bruno's frank comments on the state of soaps and as a guest on the Shamika Chronicles he talks with Shamika about the Writers Strike and reveals some very interesting tidbits. Based on the mentioned of "The Wire" premiering on January 6, these clips had to have been recorded prior to that point. You'll want to check out both clips.

Here's a bullet point of what he says.
  • While in New York he's talking to All My Children about a star on another soap that wants to come to Pine Valley.
  • Historically speaking, soaps never recovered from the OJ Simpson trial
  • Confirmed rumors that at least two Head Writers will probably be let go after the strike.
  • Confirmed that ABC begged Budig to come back and that Budig got screwed by the Writers Strike.
  • If the soaps went down for two weeks because of the strike we would have lost at least two soaps
  • "Three shows are on their last leg"