A Diva is a female version of a hustler. Check out the new issue of TV Guide Magazine where Michael Logan reveals that Melody Thomas Scott is remaining at The Young and the Restless in the role of Nikki Newman.
Word is the soap's budget-slashing brass wanted 30-year vet Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) to take a major pay cut or switch to recurring status. Scott balked at both options and was prepared to exit. Now sources say she'll remain on her terms, for the time being anyway. Y&R co-chief Paul Rauch kinda freaked when I called for an interview about the situation. First he wanted my questions in advance, then he became - according to his rep - "unavailable.
TV Guide Canada's Nelson Brancooriginally broke news that Y&R's brass wanted Scott to take a paycut or go on recurring. Glad Mama Mel is staying put for the time being!