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The soap world was hit this morning with the exciting news that “Smallville” and “Mistresses” star Justin Hartley (ex-Fox Crane, “Passions”) has been cast as “The Young and the Restless’” Adam Newman. Early reaction to the casting news seems to be positive thus far, and that goes for former portrayer Michael Muhney’s response, as well!

“I really like Justin Hartley. He’s a good guy. We really get alone well,” the actor tweeted in a passing of the baton, so to speak. “I wish him the best. Be kind to him.”

As fans may recall, Muhney played the role of Adam from 2009 until early January of 2014, when a fiery car accident left the character presumed dead. The character’s hands have been seen onscreen from time to time since that point, leaving it clear that the show planned to recast the role. News of the switch hit this morning, and Hartley will reportedly step into the role just in time for November sweeps.

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  • http://unknown.com Bexx

    Go away!

    • Don

      He has not aired yet cannot judge his acting

      • ace reins

        LOL! I think Bexx was talking about MM. Bexx seems to be a fan of JH from what I’ve read below.

        • http://unknown.com Bexx

          Yes, I was telling Muhney to go away. Needless to say Don’s reply was quite funny.

          • don

            u were not clear but now I see in your comment that have been very clear about who u were referring to cause the first comment u weren’t. YES it was really funny bud. next time be more specific so that people don’t get confused a create a debate.

      • JayTN

        Even if Bexx was judging Hartley’s acting, Hartley is not a newbie. He’s been around for years and has built up quite an acting resume with which to judge his acting abilities (“Passions”, “Smallville”, “Mistresses”, etc.).

    • denverdean

      MM had no choice but to speak since he tweets all the time. Talk about catch 22 – if he says nothing, he looks bad; if he says something nice, he’s seeking publicity. MM made the right choice here. Even though the Billy recasting has been a 2X disaster, it looks like they may get it right with Phyllis and Adam

      • http://unknown.com Bexx

        Did someone ask his opinion about Justin? No. Nobody cares what he thinks at this point, he wasn’t being interviewed. He’s a narcissist. How awful that he has to tell his rabid fanatics to “be kind” and we all know how kind they were to Hunter King.

        • JayTN

          Well, according to someone who calls themselves “Darlene” on here, Muhney’s fans are “not abusive” and “have a lot of heart”. I agree that it certainly speaks volumes that Muhney asked his fans to “be kind to him”.

          • betty

            Yet you attack her anyway JayTN. Always the gentleman right? Such a nice person.

          • JayTN

            So, an “attack” is repeating something someone else said? Always trying to deflect away from the real story, right?

        • RedRiver38

          Oh Bexxie, you know EVERYTHING! Tell me, is there REALLY a God? I think you know narcissism very well since you suffer from it yourself. Don’t forget to take those meds later. Kisses to my favorite little soul killer. xxoo

    • RedRiver38

      Bexx. mydarling Bexx. SO good of you to come spread your venom on the unsuspecting masses. You just can’t help yourself. Must be lonely to sit in your basement by yourself. Did you get tired of watching that beheading video on YouTube so you came back here to cause misery? Hope you have a good day Bexxie. Remember, if you do that “thing” too much, you may go blind. Give me a call. xxoo

      • http://unknown.com Bexx

        Why haven’t you been banned yet?

        • RedRiver38

          Bexxie darling, you set the gold standard on harassing and belittling other posters. Your bullying and name calling has only inspired me. It’s called fighting fire with fire. If your conduct hasn’t caused you to be banned, it just ain’t happenin’. No what I mean? XXOO

  • Andrew Hass

    That was nice of Michael Muhney and i hope he meant what he said.Plus i hope no one blames Justin Hartley because all he has done is take a job.

  • mscotia

    Michael Muhney is a class act and actor. I look forward to seeing Michael expand his career, and I too wish Justin all the best in his new role. Good luck to both of them.

  • Jan

    Don’t know a thing about this new guy. Hope he works out better as Adam than the replacements for Billy have worked out!

  • peggy

    Your were loved as adam andwill be what ever you do

  • Darlene

    Nice article! Finally someone is positive and doesn’t broadcast rumors. Good job! Thank you.
    Michael Muhney is a class act all the way. Treats people far better than he has been treated for the last eight months.
    Certainly looking forward to Michael’s next project and hope it’s very soon. I’m no longer a Y&R fan. I cannot support cruel people.

    • Fanette

      He deserved to be fired!!!! Groping a cast mate in not ok!

      • Kim

        How do you know that? Were you there? These are rumors that were not substantiated by anything other than heresay. I hope you are never in a position to have to defend yourself against gossip. If it was true, than why wasn’t there a prosecution anywhere other than the media? Get real.

        • Blink

          Seems to be two posters (they respond to anyone giving Michael kudos) on an agenda, just ignore their comments they have no insight to anything, just repeating rumors.

          • Darlene

            Thank you.

          • RedRiver38

            Just a heads up Darlene, Bex & JayTN troll these boards and attack unknowing people who post anything supportive of MM. They have done this for months. They are all that’s wrong in our society. Bex promotes the fact that he’s a troll. Just look at that sick icon he uses. Obviously, they are on the JFP/Y&R payroll. They do this on multiple boards under various aliases. Their schtick plays over and over again. They spread the lies and continue the smears despite the fact they’ve been exposed as liars. They are truly pathetic individuals that are full of hate and sick behavior. Ignore them.

          • Darlene

            I’m sure I’ve run into them before…thanks for the info. I’m not sure now what they hope to gain. They (Sony & CBS) were reconsidering hiring MM but they could not agree on story lines. They would not reconsider MM if any of the rumors were true. So let’s give it up and find someone else to harass. Bex &JayTN, why don’t you start working on rumors regarding Christian LeBlanc? I understand he’s now JFP’s next target. JFP is not going to be done until all of the veterans are replaced. So you’ll have plenty of lying and smearing to do. Go for it!!

          • http://unknown.com Bexx

            You really are gullible, which would explain why you worship a liar like Muhney.

        • Andrew Hass

          How do you know that there was not more evidence against Michael Muhney?Plus maybe in return for Hunter King not prosecuting or suing Sony/CBS fired Michael Muhney.CBS/Sony weren’t under any obligation to make public any evidence they had.Plus i know Michael Muhney have said the rumors were false but which rumors was he talking about?Was he talking about the rumors about him and Hunter King or the ones regarding him trying to get Eric Braeden fired or even other rumors?

          • JayTN

            It’s funny that most of these people screaming about “rumors” and “hearsay” yet offer up nothing more than “rumors” and “hearsay” to defend him (i.e. “his mom said he didn’t do it”).

          • RedRiver38

            JayTN, you’re a rat. You know nothing. Just shut up and spread your garbage elsewhere. STFU.

          • JayTN

            No, thank you. I have a right to be here, just as yourself. Nice to see that you haven’t been able to obtain any class, of course, I wouldn’t expect anything else from you.

          • RedRiver38

            JayTN, you have no class. You certainly can’t judge it. Spread your fertilizer elsewhere. Maybe you and your buddy Bexxie can start an insult club. Do something positive like drink some Drano. Mooooo.

          • JayTN

            I think I’ll stay around, I don’t need your permission. You remind me of the old saying “better to be thought an idiot than open my mouth and remove all doubt”. You, sir, have removed all doubt.

          • betty

            Dude, your past postings here have proven that you’re a total idiot and rude SOB.

          • JayTN

            Nice to meet you too. Another example of those classy and polite Michael Muhney fans. Probably a sock puppet, they tend to pop up whenever a Muhney article is published, so that his small fan base seems much larger. I guess they suffer from small fan syndrome.

          • betty

            I’ll bet you know a lot about “small things”, don’t you JayTN? How rude.

          • JayTN

            You try and insult a person’s “size” while talking about being “rude”? I’m sure you are familiar with “small things” as well…that space between your ears.

          • betty

            JayTN are you still ranting? Why don’t you & Bexx get a room? You’re two peas in a pod. Perhaps you’re one in the same? Ah, that IS.the case!

          • JayTN

            Are you still resorting to lame, school yard put-downs and insults? Starting to sound more and more like your “other personality” RedRiver.

          • RedRiver38

            JayTN, don’t be mean, be sweet. People may eventually be able to tolerate your vicious personality and lame insults. I hope you’ll be happy with ol’ Bexxie. You two were made for each other. Just a reminder: Cannibals eat their own. YumYum.

          • JayTN

            Anyone can scan these comments and see that you are the one with a childish and immature personality – petty and silly insults are you’re first response – and increasingly lame insults. I guess we can add homophobe and bigot to your list of positive traits.

          • JayTN

            Yawn…it’s more of the same from you. You should fire your writers and hire some news ones; the schtick has grown stale. Include some mention of feces…check! Include any animal sounds…check! Encourage people to endanger and harm themselves…check!

          • betty

            You bore me. Go post over on the DAYS site. Bye.

          • JayTN

            Hello. No, thanks. I think I’ll stay right here. It’s funny how you keep responding to posts that have nothing to do with you, RedRiver. Oops, I mean betty.

          • http://unknown.com Bexx

            Disturbed people really shouldn’t be permitted computer access while receiving treatment. Complete and total isolation is the only way to keep the rest of us safe.

          • RedRiver38

            Then how did you get on here Bexxie? Anyone who hates people they’ve never met and viciously attacks them for just voicing an opinion contrary to yours shows a definite mental disturbance. I guess your Mommy just didn’t love you or maybe you’re just one of those bad seeds I’ve read about. I’ve always thought that people with as much hate that you display are the ones that need isolation and kept away from decent people. After all, aren’t you the one who calls themselves a troll? Now that isn’t very nice, is it? XXOO

          • betty

            Funny, detractors have no evidence or facts. Just TMZ trash. You must be Harvey Levin’s boyfriend.

          • JayTN

            I don’t even know who Harvey Levin is. All of you Muhney loonies have no “evidence or facts” about anything that you post, yet that doesn’t stop you from spreading it around as gospel. Better luck next time.

          • http://unknown.com Bexx

            Don’t even waste your time on that multiple personality having lunatic. I’m surprised she didn’t compare you to her abusive ex-husband.

          • RedRiver38

            Bexxie, I want you to know how much I appreciate your caring. I knew somewhere deep inside that heartless body of yours a tortured soul must exist. Bexxie, you are my favorite troll. XXOO

          • RedRiver38

            Hey JayTN, how’s it hangin’? Still acting like you’re some kind of authority around here? Mr. Know-It-Alls like you think you’re somethin’ special. Sorry, but it just isn’t workin’. Better luck next time.

          • JayTN

            I never claimed to “know-it-all” and freely admit to it, unlike some people around here…and it case it wasn’t clear, I’m talking about you.

      • Darlene

        Were you there? These rumors and lies need to stop! Would you like someone who doesn’t know anything about what did or didn’t happen crucifying you in the media and making it difficult to support your family? His Mom said he didn’t do. He said he didn’t do. I would not and have never lied for my 2 sons. Grow up!!!!

        • RedRiver38

          Fanette doesn’t hear anything. Mentally challenged people only read the internet and believe everything. TMZ is Fanette’s source of news. Priorities matter to Fanette.

      • RedRiver38

        Obviously, he didn’t or CBS & Sony wouldn’t have been in negotiations to have him back, but a brilliant mind like you have Fanette just can’t handle the truth. Our little Fanette loves to think she’s superior to everybody else. That’s what happens when you get old, lonely, and dried up. Right honey?

      • RedRiver38

        Fanette, you deserve to be put in a cage for being dumb. Don’t get close to knives. You might hurt yourself.

      • Dale

        I guess you were there when this happened because no one else saw this supposed event, that neither party has admitted to. He was let go certainly – but not for this nasty rumour which was started later.

  • http://facebook.com joan

    He’s not You :(

  • Fred

    Have zero interest in Justin whatshisface as Adam. Same with burgess whatshisname or Gina whoeverthehecksheis. No longer have any interest in the JFP FOJ Show. RIP Y&R.

    • http://unknown.com Bexx

      You’ve had no interest in the show since January – why-are-YOU-still-here? I hate to tell you this, but Justin has been well-received, not only are his fans excited, but Y&R fans are even more excited to have him play Adam. Already people are forgetting the name of his predecessor.

      • JayTN

        Soon, people will be saying “Michael whosehisface”. ;-)

        • RedRiver38

          JayTN, I had a bowel movement this morning and it looked JUST like you. The smell was similar too.

          • JayTN

            And you’re doing such a good job of proving how childish, rude, crass and classless fans of Michael Muhney can be. I guess you belong to the group that Muhney was begging to “be kind” to Justin Hartley. Keep up your good work!

          • RedRiver38

            No JayTN, I’m giving you back exactly what you give. I don’t care about “Justin whosehisface”. I just want people like you to get the treatment they deserve. Enjoy it. You can dish it, but you can’t take it. Too bad honey.

          • JayTN

            Well, darlin’, I’m not dishing out anything that I can’t handle. I’m not the one bringing decapitated reporters, bodily functions, derogatory comments or cheap grade-school quality put-downs into the equation. That’s all you “honey”.

          • betty

            Dude, I’ve your posts on this board and you’re rude and nasty. Your a jerk and pretty much deserve being called out on it. Not much character on your part as far as I can tell.

          • JayTN

            Thanks for the input. I’ll try and copy your style…creating fake names/accounts (inflates the ego to make people think others share your opinion), and call people names, all the while doing the exact same thing I’m railing against.

          • RedRiver38

            Hey JayTN, that opening a AA is available now, but you’ll have to actually get a job and stop watching Jerry Springer and the soaps. Eventually, maybe you can become an actual productive person that contributes something to society instead of being on unemployment and being a cyst.

          • JayTN

            More vile and vitriol from Muhney’s #1 fan. I don’t have to make the case that his so-called fans are rude, immature bullies. With every post you make, people can see for themselves just what kind of people he has as fans.

          • wilson

            Why don’t you quit with your whining Jay? You provoke people then keep arguing and insulting if they give it back to you. Are all soap fans as big of jerks like you and that other prick?

          • JayTN

            I see RedRiver has another personality to back himself up. I’m not provoking anyone or insulting them. It’s RedRiver/betty/wilson or whatever other alters you can create that slings insults and insinuations. Not to mention foul language, just like you have already used with just one posting.

          • http://unknown.com Bexx

            Can’t forget her other alter “Sherwood”.

        • http://unknown.com Bexx

          The only people still talking about the former Adam Newman are his fans. They are collectively in meltdown mode. Listening to Y&R fans going on about how they “can’t wait” till November to see Justin, and how they want Chadam back together must be really unsettling. They have nowhere to turn – except the Hallmark channel.

          • RedRiver38

            Oh Bexxie, I love your “very special” kind of insult. I’ve always wanted to know what kind of people you must work with. I guess cleaning out horse stalls is your specialty since that seems to be what you’re good with. Good old fashioned horse hockey. Keep shovelin’ Bexxie. XXOO

          • RedRiver38

            No, you and you buddy JayTN are constantly posting about MM. You are obsessed with him, why else did you even come here in the first place? Why didn’t you ignore the story and comments about the story? You didn’t. You came here and immediately started insulting people who complemented MM’s kind comments, didn’t you BEXXIE? Just quit harassing people and maybe you’ll avoid conflict. However, threats, taunts, and insults will be met with similar responses. XXOO

          • Donna

            we will see by just how many of us meltdown mode fans are when the ratings continue to tank after November….

          • http://unknown.com Bexx

            NOW it’s November? You guys said the show would be cancelled after January 31st, and CBS countered by renewing Y&R for 3 additional years. Good luck dreaming!

  • Amy

    I am done. Who-ever-you are– the show is a loser and you can not save it. Your new employers have no integrity and they cleary do not even care about the show. We want Michael Muhney back as Adam, not you. Nothing person. He was great… you are in a no win situation. Too bad for you. Too bad for us the fans.

    • http://unknown.com Bexx

      Goodbye!

      • RedRiver38

        There’s the Bexxie I KNOW & LOVE! Hurling insults at people he doesn’t even know. Tell us honey, how many cats have you run over this week so far? Did that little spot on your privates ever heal? Quit playing with it! I’m sure you’ve got more ugly things to say to keep us all entertained. Such a pleasure to see you in action. XXOO

      • Rosalea Moore

        where are you going?

        • http://unknown.com Bexx

          To sleep.

          • RedRiver38

            Bexxie, don’t take too many of those pills now. We don’t want to lose our favorite troll. Your kind of abuse is so special. XXOO

    • Fanette

      Why would u want Michael back when he was let go for groping and harrasing Hunter king and was a bully to other co stars. Fans can be so twisted sometimes. He was fired with good reason. Maybe next time he has the opportunity of a lifetime he will keep his hands to himself

      • JayTN

        I’m not trying to be mean, but some of Muhney’s fans (not all, but it seems like the over-all majority of those who post here) don’t care about anything or anyone except Michael Muhney. Y&R has been on the air for 40+ years, while Muhney was only on for 5 years, yet he was the “star” of Y&R and the only thing who kept it on the air – to hear them tell it. Talking to most of these rabid fans is like talking to a wall…it’s just an exercise in futility.

      • RedRiver38

        Oh Fanette, you are SO smart. Tell us about how you know everything! You just think everybody is bad, but you. I’d love to see the proof you have besides a smear from tabloids. What a brain you have. Still living in that trailer?

      • mom chez

        MM has moved on now. You don’t have to think about this any more. His fans look forward to his projects away from this disappointing show with its vicious cast.

  • TrieshRetired

    He has some serious shoes to fill, but he could never be Michael. I guess what Michael did on set was unforgiveable. I just want to know which actress on the show was he supposed to have groped.

    • Fanette

      He apparently groped and harassed Hunter King who plays Summer. It was also reported that he was an over all jerk and bully to many people on set and that he even made attempts to get rid of Eric Braeden.

      • RedRiver38

        Apparently, you love tabloid trash. I guess you’ve got that place setting out for Big Foot and the Martins to come over for dinner tonight as well. Good for you honey, good for you.

      • Dale

        All rumours my dear, there has been no proof of any of this stuff, other than MM himself admitting he is rather outspoken to say the least. Anyway MM is an excellent actor with a future elsewhere and is well out of all the mess at Y&R.

      • mom chez

        MM fans are happy he is away from that train wreck.

    • MARIE CLAYTON

      Hunter King (Summer Newman Travers),

  • Blink

    Very classy of Michael Muhney as was Hartley’s response back to him.

  • zak

    I miss Michael. The show hasn’t been the same. Michael was at the set recently and was considering returning so I don’t believe the Hunter rumors. I would rather seem them fire Hunter (along with JFP) and bring back Billy and Michael.

  • Marcus Duvall

    Hartley is a great actor. He could carry a prime time show. Why is he doing such garbage as Y&R??

    • mom chez

      For the answer to that, you have to ask JH.

  • lyte

    Am gonna miss MM, wish him all the best! I dnt care if he been @ y& R for 5 years. Point is the man was brilliant! ! And we as his fans will truly miss his work, so just let us Muhney fans wish him well & let us be. I moved on from Y&R just the same like MM did, too much chaos over there.

    • mom chez

      Me too. Wishing the best for MM.

  • donna

    very classy of MM and nothing against new actor saw him in revenge. but still boycotting Y&R because of MM and slandering and shoiw stinks now. i was a big MCE Chelsa fan too and hoped some of the actors would speak bout the MM HK situation or back MM up in some way but she or nobody else seemed to except Sharon Case. kudos to her for doing right

    • mom chez

      I feel the same, disappointed.

  • mom chez

    Still not coming back to watch.

    • http://unknown.com Bexx

      Nobody cares.

  • GP

    I miss watching you work, Michael. You are on of the very best daytime actors. Hope to be watching you soon!