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    Young And The Restless' Emily O'Brien Out.

    Tuesday, March 22 2011

    Judy Eddy /
    Don't shoot the messenger.

    On the heels of's interview with the talented actress, we heard from Soap Opera Digest that Emily O'Brien, who plays Jana Hawkes has been let go from The Young and the Restless. We're waiting on word from her publicist on an exit date and a quote from O'Brien herself. Until then, please weigh in on your own thoughts concerning this sudden change by voting in our poll and feel free to read yesterday's interview with Emily O'Brien.

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    Posted by Lanealways at Tuesday, March 22 2011 04:31 PM

    Once again the "golden writers" of Y&R strike again by letting go of a great talent. Best of luck Emily, you're awesome, very talented and too good for this show. Apparently, mediocrity is the order of the on y&r now.

    Posted by Many at Tuesday, March 22 2011 04:42 PM

    Nuheather must have an iron clad contract. Her acting has not improved, is obviously pregnant and still cannot act. Why do you cram her down our throats?

    Posted by daneerose at Tuesday, March 22 2011 04:46 PM

    I dont like it at all. What a talent Emily is, why keep some of the others and let her go? Isnt she in the middle of a frontburner story line? I have liked Jana from the beginning and always thought she would make such a good love interest for Daniel but they didnt want to put them together for some reason. They destroyed her character to prop Chloe. How many characters will this one character damage?

    Posted by leprecaun28 at Tuesday, March 22 2011 06:13 PM

    Well that's too bad. Ever since she took off with Ryder her character hasn't really been a fan favourite though. I like Jana but I liked her best with Kevin......hopefully they leave a window open for her return.

    Posted by ShiningStar82 at Tuesday, March 22 2011 09:27 PM

    It is sad because Emily is a fantastic actress but the Y&R have gone off the deep end on their choices on what characters they choose to showcase. They chose to completely destroy Jana in this past year because of wanting so badly to make Kevin and Chloe work as a romance ( which it doesn't). So while again I am sad, I'm not surprised. Being as talented as she is, Emily deserves better and I hope she finds great success.

    Now if Y&R could only get the memo on Heather and hightail her off the show too.

    Posted by Benay at Wednesday, March 23 2011 03:17 AM

    I can honestly say I am shocked that Emily is being let go. I haven't like her s/l lately but I can say that about many s/l too. I've never thought even once that they should get rid of her. ER is the one who should be packin her bags. I wouldn't mind a Colin exit either.

    Posted by basik at Wednesday, March 23 2011 01:20 PM

    WTF!?! Why get rid of someone who CAN act and keep someone who thinks a heaving bosom and batting her eyelashes is acting? I don't get it. Can that stupid ditz Heather and keep Jana you idiots! I'm getting so GD fed up with Heather that if they don't get rid of her pretty soon I'm going to start watching another show instead. I f*ing HATE Heather!

    Posted by basik at Wednesday, March 23 2011 01:23 PM

    From your lips to God's ear. No one seems to like Heather, so why don't the writers pay attention to the fans? Do we not matter? It isn't as if the character is someone we just love to's that the actress cannot act! Dump her now. Please!

    Posted by Dexdon at Wednesday, March 23 2011 01:55 PM

    Again, a fantastic actress let go because of bad writing. They write her character into a corner (she still acts well), and they still keep Heather! Why do they keep Heather? The character, daughter of Paul is great, but you give Paul, who is a fantastic actor, no storyline, and you give the woman who cannot act, a prime storyline. Please, please listen to your fans. It really makes you wonder about how they make decisions, because it certainly is not on quality and is certainly not on advanced planning.

    Posted by Donewithdays at Wednesday, March 23 2011 01:57 PM

    Y&R was a show I would never miss, now if I watch it 3 times a week that's a lot. They should have NEVER kept Victor, I'm so sick of him, they should have written him off when he had his heart transplant. As for Jenna, I liked her with Kevin, however, when they took her memory away, come one come up with something not done 3 million times. And Heather, WTF where they thinking when they replaced the last person playing the character, this one sucks big time. She has about as much talent as a dust mop, replace her or write her off, she is terrible, and not worthy of the storyline she has. But Y&R needs to wake up and pull their heads out of the ASS before they lose all their viewers.

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