Young and Restless: Joshua Morrow wants to be Adam 2.0 ?

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Many have asked for Adam Newman and guess what we got ? We have Nick playing Adam Newman. We are gonna have to get used to what some call the Dark Pony but why can’t we get Adam back? Michael Muhney is sitting down ready to take the job. He has recently tweeted :  “Fantastic things coming. Patience. Enjoy the ride.” But what does this mean ? It might not be happening if Nick keeps acting as Adam. It bears the question: Is all of this about Morrow finding joy in playing  his character or is it about establishng his position on the show ?

Victor and Nick picAfter 25 years hasn’t his position been established ? Maybe but he is not in a Victor Newman position. If Adam is back and for some reason Nicholas Newman is sent away or dies would we be desperately calling for him to come back ? A likeable villain is hardly ever let go and if that happens, years later people are still wanting that character back. If Nicholas successfully becomes the villain will we ever call for Adam to come back ? The answer is yes but not as much. It seems like writers are trying to accomodate Morrow as Nicholas Newman the Good Guy, what will they do to keep Nicholas Newman the Dark Horse ? Becoming the villain moves Morrow from a wanted actor to a NEEDED actor.

Nick-Newman interviewIn a recent interview, Joshua Morrow made very interesting statements regarding his storyline. It seems like he is a bit tired of Nick being the good guy in love with Sharon . He completely understands the fans unhappiness with what is going on but these kinds of storylines stimulate him, his exact words were:  ” I get that a lot of people may not dig it, but this is the most fun I have had on Y&R, since they initially paired Nick with Phyllis.” A few fans have come to believe any pairing makes him happy except for when he is with Sharon.  But it can also be argued that he likes being part of storylines that shock the viewers. Right after Cassie died, no one thought Nick would cheat with Phyllis of all people. And who would have ever believed Nick could become the dark horse ? No one.


Nick bartender 2A few of his responses in the interview, made people believe that Morrow was unhappy with his character. He said the following: ” It’s time for him to do something!  He has been sitting on Sharon’s couch and trying other businesses, but at his core, he knew it would eventually lead back down to something like this; doing something on his own terms, which is exactly what he wanted.” Nick has mostly done things on his own terms the thing is he wanted to be the normal good simple guy while enjoying the privileges of his father’s name. It doesn’t work like that especially if you are going to be a part of the mess. The actor mentionning that Nick was sitting down on Sharon’s couch and trying businesses makes it seem like if the character is not in the corporate world then he is nothing.

Now this other statement kinda makes you side eye the actor.  Joshua Morrow has revealed that six months ago he started to think : “I am done at 25 years.  I just don’t think I can do it anymore.  It’s been a great run.  I’ve said everything I can say. But honestly, this story has given me a new energy about it that I don’t see that happening.” Now were his bosses aware of these thoughts. There’s a pretty good chance he communicated this to the head writer which prompted this dark horse storyline. This sounds a bit like a Kristoff St-John move, the one that he might’ve pulled against Mishael Morgan. Yeah, this really feels like give me what I want or I walk. How come actors can directly or indirectly make decisions about storylines but fans have not that much power ? As we know Mishael Morgan definetely didn’t have that power. She remained the underpaid black actress til the very end. Right now fans are getting the story they wanted, Devon and Hilary getting married . The irony is this is being done on the bride’s death bed. All to say, the fans do not get what they want no matter how much they tweet. what happens if what Morrow wants doesn’t go with what the fans want ?

While Morrow said he didn’t care if people didn’t like the storyline it is important to keep in mind shows are made to be watched. Without viewers there’s no show. He did say that what he cared about was the fans giving storylines a chance and not making it personal. However giving storylines a chance doesn’t mean finishing by liking the storylines. As for not making it personal, it’s understandable for him to ask that but the fans taking it personal means they are attached to the character. If fans were not invested in characters and in storylines many actors wouldn’t have been kept or rehired and that includes him. Two decades on the Young and the Restless somebody had to care.





Young and Restless: Kristoff St-John Stabbed Mishael Morgan in the back by “threatening” to leave ?

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It is known now that Mishael Morgan aka Hilary Curtis was indirectly forced out of the Young and the Restless.  Since there was no acceptable offer given she had no choice but to leave unless she was ready to be Mishael Morgan the underpaid black actress on this soap. If this is news to you, you should be reading this  article Young and Restless: Discrimination against Mishael Morgan ? before continuing with what no one is talking about.

Yolanda Hamilton Chene LawsonNow it’s time to discuss Kristoff St-John possible involvement in the actress’ departure. Ain’t it weird to think he would have anything to do with Mishael leaving? No it’s not. Anyone remembers Chene Lawson ? She was the original Yolanda Hamilton. Apparently, KSJ felt it was stupid to have Neil and Yolanda together and in order for him to renew his contract with Y&R, he wanted the storyline in the trash. Funny because years later Yolanda now Harmony had a love affair with Neil.


If those things that have been alleged are true then Kristoff St-John has shown he is not above bringing a black actress to the chopping block. Is that what he did with Mishael Morgan ? There’s reason to believe that the answer is yes. Rumors started to swirl around of Hilary being on her way out and Mishael Morgan had to prematurely announce her departure from the show. There’s a good chance these rumors started from Morgan’s camp because they needed the fans to fight for her while there was still time. Kristoff St-John quickly said his goodbyes with a tweet.

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Many have perceived this tweet as something positive. The problem is they focused on the first part of the tweet, the second part tells another story. Yes he said he’d miss her but as much as his ex-wives …who misses their ex-wives? Not many men especially if they have to pay spousal support and child support. KSJ has been known to love making jokes but sometimes people hide behind jokes to tell their truth.

Dru & Neil 2Another thing a little bit suspicious has happened. Kristoff St-John suddenly remembered the one and only Drucilla winters. He made a post on instagram showing how proud he is of him being a part of this black super couple formed by Neil and Dru. He was sooo proud of his blackness that he even tagged Victoria Rowell. Now why would this be considered a clue?






” In the beginning…Neil and Dru. @victoriarowell #yr45 #memories #supercouple #1990s #blackactors #ebonymagazine #jetmagazine #soapoperaweekly #soapoperadigest ”  – Kristoff St-John


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Victoria Rowell has alleged that Peter Bergman aka Jack Abbott has physically threatened her and Michelle Stafford spitted on her . Not only that, Victoria Rowell spoke of how she was a victim of racism on this soap in so many ways.  This now “blackballed” actress has sued CBS meaning KSJ’s boss. Drucilla Winters has not come back but they found a reason to get J.T back, to have Mac back, Summer comes and goes as she pleases, Esther the maid does the same. Since she left Y&R, Victoria Rowell has never worked on a soap opera except on her own. Oh yeah, miss Rowell has an Emmy nominated show called The rich and the ruthless. Fair to say, she is enemy #1 no ?

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Lee phillip BellTwo weeks after the first suspicious post, the actor made another one this time praising the creator of the show, Lee Philip Bell who is responsible of Y&R’s success. He also made sure to include in this post that she not only hired him, she also believed in him. This is an indirect message saying ” you better not get rid of me”.  A day after this post, Mishael Morgan announced she was leaving this show.



This is the beautiful Lee Philip Bell. I found this amazing photo of a vibrant, loving, beautiful lady, who just so happens to be my boss. Her co-creation of “The Young and The Restless” with her husband Mr. William J. Bell is one of the most iconic, legendary shows on tv, entertaining millions of fans across the globe. The show holds the historical record of being the longest running #1 television show of all time. She is responsible for this. I can only imagine her pillow talk with her husband about Y&R. And to think, she hired me. She believed in me. And for that my friends, I am eternally grateful.
Happy Birthday dear Lee. “ – Kristoff St-John

The next day:

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Not convinced yet ? On twitter, Victoria Rowell has posted multiple tweets with magazine covers and pictures of Dru and Neil. Those tweets are pretty confusing they make it seem like KSJ could actually make an appearance. She loves retweeting Y&R while promoting her own show.

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She makes sure everyone knows that Y&R actors are on there like the real Lily aka Davetta Sherwood and Kimberlin Brown’s Sheila Carter. Victoria Rowell has defended her friend, Kristoff St-John but she also supported Mishael Morgan by telling fans if they wanted Hilary to stay on, they needed to contact Y&R’s sponsors. Miss Rowell was kind enough to also provide a list of them. This is called Karma is a bitch. They probably thought they blackballed this woman and she’s never to be heard ever again but Victoria Rowell decided she would be a success no matter what. If Y&R would let go of KSJ what do you think his next gig would be ?

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But still what does this have to do with Mishael Morgan ? These instragram posts came right when she was negotiating her contract.  At the end of May, KSJ felt the urge to celebrate the only black super couple that Y&R has had and he tagged his boss’ nemesis which probably affected Mishael Morgan negatively. If they are to pay underpaid Mishael Morgan they might have to dig in another black actor’s pocket hmm maybe Kristoff St-John’s. It is also possible that KSJ just didn’t like the actress or was afraid of her star power? Any next Drucilla would be a danger to him.  Hilary has been in the center of most if not every Winters storyline, Lily has been busy being a wife and being angry with Hilary. Devon is still fighting to look like a billionnaire while hating and now loving Hilary. As for Neil, he has done nothing but support other people’s storylines and of course, he too, has to hate Hilary. Heck, even Nate hated Hilary before she got to say “Hello”.

Nothing is for sure. You decide what you believe but we have yet to see KSJ in a picture with the now gone Mishael Morgan. Daniel Goddard has tweeted a picture with the ex-YR star asking for the fans to be respectful. Christel Khalil and him are probably getting hate when they are just trying not to get involved with anything at all so they can keep on feeding their young children. You can choose to ignore this but the only sweet goodbye statement we got from the man who has been relevant because of his ex-wives ( Dru & Hilary) is a double meaning tweet.