Quote Dallas Cowgirl: It would have to be sorta like libel, not slander, but I don't see anything libelous about repeating what one has read and what is easily available for anyone to read on the internet.
What does occur to me with all these rumors is that there has been a major shakeup with a new executive producer and new writers. That much is fact. If they told VR that her contribution to the show was going to change from her arrangement with the prior staff, she could be upset but she would have to live with it. That would be their call unless it is in her contract.
I hated the way they were writing her in the Carmen story. That was not the character I had come to know and she looked ridiculous half the time so I can understand VR's displeasure. As far as her scenes with MS, I cannot imagine who might be behind that or what the reason might be, but I thought the way Lily found out her paternity was lame and perhaps whoever the person was who threw his/her weight around may have felt the same way.
But then one has to wonder why she wanted nothing to do with the cast (which she freely admits) and if that was so before the Emmy process. It does not sound like she had many friends there if she did not get Emmy support. I would expect that would almost be a given on any cast but I admit I don't understand why the Emmy's are so political. That's a shame. I would just prefer that all contenders get the same shot but that is probably naive.
I actually felt her performance in prior years was far more deserving of an Emmy nod. I hated the way she was written this year. If she objected to it as reported, it seems kind of a contradiction to think she was snubbed for an Emmy if she didn't like how she was written, doesn't it?
I agree with everything you've said re the writers and new EP, LML. Major shake-ups have occured.
However, my understanding is VR didn't socialize outside of working hours with any of her castmates, including when she was on Diagnosis Murder
, as a personal rule of thumb. Plus, she's so active in the community, she was always very busy outside the show when not taping. As for her character, I think Dru gave an outstanding performance during the eligibility period for her work i.e year ending 2006 (I may be incorrect on that). I think she started to be written as "wacko" at the beginning of this year...someone can refresh my memory as to when her "Dru goes wack" s/l began - as I think it was at the tail end of her entire body of work for the period. I think VR was happy with her performance up to that point and felt she should be considered for an emmy-prenom. Why else would she have felt so upset upon being snubbed? I am assuming on the time lines of her s/l, but I think in the interviews she's given she was looking at the caliber of her work for the duration of the year of eligibility.
I didn't like the Carmen storyline either but I couldn't help but nod and say 'Go Dru' for going after Carmen the way she did--I would have burned down the apartment and knocked Carmen the hell to boot for trying to seduce Neil...I didn't like the 'Dru insane asylum' crap that the writers wrote for her--she was stressed out not crazy, plus David Chow was playing games with Inez to make Dru more paranoid. Regardless though of whether it was a poor or good storyline, I still think VR's body of work was and always has been Emmy worthy for years! This past year was no exception--I could have seen two nominations from Y&R, one for VR and one for Michelle Stafford.
VR has gotten over 14 NAACP image awards for her work. I'm at a lost on how the Emmy academy couln't see her worthy of an award. I know there are some strong actresses out there who haven't ever gotten an Emmy or a nomination, but dang...it just doesn't seem right. She had a lot of clout just bringing in the audiences she did to tune into the show without her having to resort to some juvenile peer pressure amongst 36 people to "like her" instead of awarding her talent. Bollocks! ~)