There’s no doubt that “The Young and the Restless’” Michael Muhney (Adam Newman) is honored to have been nominated for Outstanding Leading Actor for this year’s Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, but believe it or not, he’ll actually be rather upset if he takes home the coveted award come ceremony night!
“I’ve had the luxury of seeing the Lead Actress and the Lead Actors’ reels, and if I’m going to be as honest as I’ve purportedly been since I joined the show… then I would have to, from this point forward, shout from the rooftops that Jason Thompson [Patrick Drake, “General Hospital”] deserves the award,” Muhney admits. “If you watched his performance, and what he did, and the story, how it was so perfectly teed up for a great, brilliantly layered performance by him, there should be an eight out of a 10 chance that he takes this home… So I don’t think I should win. It wouldn’t be fair to Jason.”
Michael Muhney has announced on Twitter that’s he’s signed a new contract with CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” that will keep him in Genoa City as his character, Adam Newman, through at least June 2015. In a tweet to his more than 50,000 followers the actor commented, “Lots of ‘Adam’ to come.
When you’re front and center on a soap opera day in and day out, life can be a little hectic. Just ask “The Young and the Restless’” Michael Muhney (Adam Newman), who verges on spending more time as his alter ego than he does himself! “With a character like Adam that’s always in the mix, the sheer content alone — the amount of pages that I memorize daily, with a front and center kind of character — it’s madness!” he says with a laugh. “But you adapt and you kind of get in your groove, and now I can’t believe how much this place feels like home.”
CBS’ acclaimed daytime show, “The Talk,” joined the long list of outlets celebrating “The Young and the Restless’” 40th anniversary with a special episode featuring some of the sudser’s most popular stars — and it was definitely a not-to-be missed episode for fans of the Emmy-award winning series.
On Tuesday, March 26, CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” will celebrate its 40th anniversary and in honor of the event, stars from the daytime drama series will be popping up on multiple CBS Daytime programs.
As previously reported, Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott), Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Newman), Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman Abbott), Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman), Michael Muhney (Adam Newman), Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Summers) and Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters) will appear on the Monday, March 25 celebratory edition of “The Talk.”
On Monday, March 25, CBS’ “The Talk” will celebrate the networks “The Young and the Restless” with an hour-long edition where the talker hosts some of the soaps biggest stars including Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott), Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Newman), Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman Abbott), Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman), Michael Muhney (Adam Newman), Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Summers) and Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters).
“The Young and the Restless” star Michael Muhney (Adam Newman) wants to get up close and personal with fans, and he’s giving his loyal followers two chances to get to know him better!
The first is a very special VIP event, An Intimate Gathering of Fans, on Friday, April 5, at the Rosemont Water Room on 19 Toronto Street in Toronto, Canada. The 12:00 noon gathering is limiting ticket sales to only 30 people, and the $240 price tag includes a catered, gourmet lunch, two personalized, signed photos of Michael, a Q&A session, and your photo taken with the sexy hunk himself. In addition, the star will be auctioning off a signed “Y&R” script, a “Y&R” set tour, and a one-of-a-kind keepsake from the show.
The peer votes have been cast, and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced the Drama Performer Pre-Nominations for the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards! Five categories have been announced, including Lead Actress and Lead Actor, Supporting Actress and Supporting Actor, as well as Younger Actress and Younger Actor. Without further adieu, here are the pre-nominees:
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
- Sharon Case as Sharon on “The Young and the Restless”
- Jeanne Cooper as Katherine on “Y&R”
- Susan Flannery as Stephanie on “The Bold and the Beautiful”
- Finola Hughes as Anna Devane on “General Hospital”
- Peggy McCay as Caroline on “Days of our Lives”
- Kelly Monaco as Sam on “GH”
- Melody Thomas Scott as Nikki on “Y&R”
- Michelle Stafford as Phyllis on “Y&R”
- Kelly Sullivan as Kate on “GH”
- Heather Tom as Katie on “B&B”
- Laura Wright as Carly on “GH”
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “The Young and the Restless” Episode Recap – Monday, September 12, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Nick learned that Avery and Phyllis are sisters. Avery let’s slip that she intended to keep quiet about it the way Phyllis wanted. Phyllis was even more upset to learn that Avery shared the news with Sharon. After she left the courtroom, Nick questioned why Phyllis kept quiet about something so personal. Phyllis didn’t offer up any apologies to Nick for keeping it a secret, telling him that she never had any plans on sharing her past with him. She just had to get away from her home and her past. Nick asked if she had any regrets losing touch with Avery; Phyllis admitted that she didn’t. She said once the case was over, Avery would most likely be gone to live her life, while she could live hers as she always has.
Chloe was with Delia in the hospital, offering up comfort to her. Meanwhile, Billy, who was behind bars in a Burmese prison, was marking down the many days he was there, when the doors opened. Victor walked in, demanding Billy to get up. Billy wanted to know why he was there: Victor said he was there to help get him out, but on one condition: he stay away from Victoria for good.
Adam showed up at the jail to see Sharon to tell her about the surgery he had to repair his eyesight. Sharon asked if he came to see her to rub it in that he was doing well, while she was in jail rotting away. Adam admitted he came back to share the news with her because it wouldn’t have felt real to him unless she knew. Sharon lashed out at him and told him she no longer cared about him; she will never be hurt by him again. As they were bickering, Avery overheard a portion of their conversation. Sharon left, leaving Adam alone. Avery appeared and questioned Adam on still possibly having feeling for Sharon. He denied it but Avery said that it was obvious that he did, or else he wouldn’t have come to see her. She wondered if he would be there for her when her trial started.
Jill arrived at the Chancellor house demanding to know why Katherine is making Devon an heir. After ushering the lawyer away, Katherine tried to skirt around the topic but Jill soon put two-and –two together, realizing that Tucker is Devon’s father. Jill warned Katherine that if it were found out, both Tucker and Devon would be upset. Katherine said it was a risk she’d have to take.
At the hospital, Victoria was offering comfort to a distraught Chloe. Chloe was upset that Billy wasn’t even there to be there for their daughter. Victoria said she, along with Jack and others were trying their best to locate him. Meanwhile, Billy scoffed at Victor’s request to stay away from Victoria. He said he wasn’t going to stop seeing her if he didn’t want to, however, Victor said that he would do as he wanted him to. He then told Billy about Delia needing a transplant. When Billy became concerned, Victor again told him that he would help him get home to help her, but only on the condition that he never lay eyes on Victoria again.
Genevieve ran into Colin at Crimson Lights, where she dropped his missing cufflink into his coffee cup She teased that Jill’s romp with him in the office most likely will be her last once Jack got the company back for sure. She tried the best to seduce him again but he rebuffed her Jill arrived and told her that she wasn’t going to be able to go to the meeting out of town. Handing her over everything for the meeting, Jill stated that Genevieve would be going in her place.
Tucker tried to talk Jack into helping him regain Jabot, but Jack scoffed at his request. Later, at the Athletic Club, Tucker cornered Katherine, telling her he was about to bring her down. He showed her documentation of how the board felt her decision regarding Jabot was a bad one. Katherine, however, shot back that the board already made her aware of what Tucker was up to, and told her that they supported her 100%.
Jill and Colin met up at her place where they shared a kiss. Meanwhile, Genevieve was complaining about how Jill set her up to Jack. She wanted to know what Jack was going to do about what she was up to.
Nick spotted Avery at Crimson Light looking at a picture of her and Phyllis as kids together. When he scared her, she quickly closed her laptop. He asked if she was up for sharing a cup of coffee, which she accepted. Meanwhile,
Phyllis went to the jail and placed the blame on Sharon for Nick finding out about her and Avery.
On the Next The Young and the Restless…
- Avery looks forward in putting Adam on the stand
- Devon is disappointed that Neil doesn’t have faith in him
- Katherine holds her ground in keeping quiet
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “The Young and the Restless” Episode Recap – Friday, August 26, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Phyllis wanted to know what Avery was doing in Genoa City. Avery insisted that she didn’t come because of her. Phyllis ushered her upstairs and the two women entered Avery’s suite. The minute the door closed, Adam, who was lurking, approached the door, trying to eavesdrop in on their conversation. Back inside the suite, Avery quipped that she thought Phyllis would be happy to see her younger sister. An unnerved Phyllis questioned why she was there and once again, Avery pointed out her being there was mere coincidence; she was there to take on Sharon’s case. She did admit to keeping track of Phyllis over the years. Phyllis questioned the name changed and Avery admitted that she was married at the time she went to law school. The two sisters exchanged barbs with one another. Phyllis wanted to know why she wasn’t there for her when she was in trouble. Avery shot back that she only defended those who were innocent.
Nick and Ashley met up with one another at Restless Style. Nick said that he sent the envelope to the lab to retrieve the DNA to see who was blackmailing them. Ashley was surprised when Michael showed up. Nick told her that he called him. There, the two shared what was going on. Michael stressed that they needed to come clean. Both said they had nothing to hide. They told Michael about the phone calls that Nick had been receiving and the photograph that Ashley receive. Nick said that he believed that Adam was behind both incidents.
Adam made a cryptic call to someone, telling them that he had information. After ending that phone call, he called the airport, making plans to get a flight out of Genoa City. Minutes later, Nick was at his door, demanding to be let in. Nick quickly accused Adam of messing with him and threatened to get even by seeing to it that he was convicted of Diane’s murder. Adam said he didn’t kill Diane. He told Nick to get out and slammed the door on him. He received a call from someone telling him that he couldn’t get a flight. He insisted that he needed to get on that plane.
Back in her suite, Avery wanted to know why Phyllis left when she needed her the most. Phyllis said she couldn’t stay there; she had to get away from there. She hoped Avery could understand. Phyllis went on to say that both were doing well now and that neither owed one another anything. When Phyllis walked out, Avery followed her. Phyllis wanted her to stay away from her; stressing that they not mentioned what took place. Crushed, Avery went back to her suite where she called someone to meet her at the Athletic Club to discuss Sharon’s trial.
Jill couldn’t believe that Colin was still at Gloworm. He gloated that he ordered lunch or them, even ordering up Baked Alaska, which was her favorite dessert. Jill laughed at him and told him that he couldn’t even get her favorite dessert right; hers was strawberries and cream. Baked Alaska was Genevieve’s. Colin continued to attempt to sway her but Jill was slightly uncomfortable. When lunch arrived, she said for them to eat quick so she could leave. Just then Jack and Genevieve arrived. Jill blasted him for the company he was keeping. Genevieve was insulted. Both Colin and Jack suggested to go to another restaurant, but Jill wasn’t budging to leave; nor was Genevieve. During their time at the restaurant, Jill took delight in one upping Genevieve with sending over a bottle of champagne. Genevieve hit a nerve when Jill saw her kiss Jack on several occasions. To get back at her, Jill leaned over and did the same thing. Jack told Genevieve he was aware that she was doing it all as a way to show up Colin; Colin on the other hand liked Jill messing with Genevieve. Jill finally gave up the game play and exited the restaurant. Colin shortly left too; leaving the waiter to give his bill over to Jack.
Heather was officially back on the job and Paul gave her congratulatory flowers. Although bummed to be starting at the bottom, she was glad to be working. Her first case was assisting with the Sharon Newman trial. Just then, Spencer showed up to tell Heather that Clifton suffered a heart attack. When Heather offered to take over for him. Spencer agreed to give her a chance.
At Crimson Lights, Eden was frazzled and messing up orders. Kevin thought he was working her to hard. When Heather and Paul arrived, Eden and Kevin greeted them. Heather let Eden know that she could stay at her place for a bit longer Alone at their table, Heather talked a bit about Avery Bailey Clark, letting Paul know that she was going to be tough to beat during the new trial for Sharon. Michael and Ashley arrived at the coffee shop. He stopped at Heather’s table and bemoaned about working on opposing sides in court again. When Heather and Paul headed out, Michael commented on Ashley’s silence. Ashley said that she didn’t feel comfortable chatting it up with prosecutors. After trying to convince Eden to move back in with him, he spotted an obviously frazzled Phyllis zip past him.
In D.A. Walsh’s office, Heather and he were in a meeting when Adam barged in, demanding to know why he was placed on a No Fly List. Spencer pointed out that he was involved in an ongoing murder case and also slated to testify in Sharon’s new trial. Adam pointed out that he needed to be on a flight for a new medical trial to save his eye sight. When Spencer asked if he had documentation to prove that, he passed it over. Heather called and confirmed that Adam was telling the truth. Spencer asked what they should do: Heather said they’d have to let him go. Adam quietly thanked her.
Nick met with Avery, who wanted to let him know about the upcoming trial. She knew that Sharon and he were at odds but also knew that he wasn’t one to see Sharon suffer for a crime she didn’t commit. Nick admitted he didn’t want to see that happen. When Ashley walked in, Nick abruptly cut Avery off, saying they’d have to talk later. When he approached her, he received the phone call from the lab. They said that the markers on the DNA test was that of someone that had the same Y chromosome as he did. Nick was convinced that it was Adam.
Michael approached Phyllis, asking if everything was alright. She snapped out a why would he care. Michael assured her that despite how she took Lucy from Billy and Victoria, he still cared about her. She shakily told him that her past was coming back to haunt her. When he looked puzzled, she shared that she has a sister and she was in Genoa City.
On the Next The Young and the Restless…
- Cane and Abby spot Daniel and Lily in a lip lock
- Sharon learns that Avery is Phyllis’s sister
- Michael asks if Phyllis has any feelings of guilt; she admits she doesn’t