Y&R: TMZ reporting on Michael Muhney

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It would be one thing if these people were A-List megstars; then they might get away with more. But it's not 2004 anymore, let alone 1994, even in soaps. These days Robert Kelker-Kelly gets a couple days of work and then goes back to repairing jet planes in Middle America.

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Usually it is true that women pay the price in any kind of sexual Hollywood scandal, but MM and Daytime is so marginalized and powerless that if HK has a change at a prime time or movie future, I think she will be fine. However, I don't think that she is particularly talented.

Here's an old Live Journal post back to 2009 with comments mentioning the thing with Kristen Bell: http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/35664144.html

It's not like people are just creating that now to make him look worse. That is old news. I just think it's crazy that it is happening again. It shows what a jerk he is. He just doesn't learn. It's crazy that his wife stays with him through all of this.

Exactly, I read about the KB harassment rumors before he joined Y&R. He also wrote fan fic with his character and Veronica having a romance. He tried to get the producers to do the romance on the show, but they were not having it.

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I know what you're saying, but I read a few days ago that supposedly RDJ is trying to get a part for Mel Gibson in an upcoming Avengers film. I think sometimes men in this industry, especially if they are considered "hot" or if they know the right people, can do anything.

Mel is never going to be back again on that level, IMO. Never. He'll get a couple character parts here, maybe even in a couple big films, and there but never anything too serious. Expendables III is about his upper limit these days. Even if audiences take pity on him in those supporting parts he's always going to carry that taint in a major way. He will never be Mel Gibson again. Robert Downey, Jr. came back from substance abuse issues because he was incredibly talented and hardworking, but Mel's issues are far more insidious. It's a shame because he is/was very talented, but he's nuts.

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How did this guy develop a rabid fanbase?

Because he reached out to fans and fed into their pathology of deluding themselves into believing that they know him and have a connection to him.

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He was a regular on TWOP during the VM days and he pandered to a fanbase online. He apparently tried his hand at writing fanfiction, IIRC; one of my exes knew more about him and VM than I did, as I never watched it.

It's no different today - if an actor or a creative or a webseries or whatever else makes the soap blogosphere - or any online fandom anywhere - feel important and included, they will lavish praise upon them and forgive almost anything. Muhney charmed people but he wasn't the first or the last. But some actors eventually make themselves untouchable and I am fairly sure MM has now.

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Ugh. Remember when that story was hyped as shocking and daring?

That whole scene creeped me the hell out, especially since they cast such a pouty twink as Rafe.

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I thought that guy was really cute. They wasted him.

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I hope that this MM debacle is the last time that we hear from Branco for a good long time. He has embarrassed himself even more than usual with this MM debacle. He either did not know the truth or did not care. In either case, MM made a huge fool out of him. I bet the Huffington Post will think twice before buying another article from him.

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I think he knew and didn't care. He hoped he could spin it. Branco is that nuts.

Whether or not some of his contemporaries will reexamine themselves and their behavior - and their friendship with him - is another question.

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Ugh. Remember when that story was hyped as shocking and daring?

That whole scene creeped me the hell out, especially since they cast such a pouty twink as Rafe.

Yes, I remember getting into it with MarkH and Cashton, neither of whom posts here anymore, numerous times back then over it. Mark in particular defended the hell out of this until he couldn't anymore and saw what a travesty it really was.

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I thought that guy was really cute. They wasted him.

I thought he was miscast. He would have been better as Ricky Williams, instead of that guy I only remember because he was a singing waiter or whatever.

I hope that this MM debacle is the last time that we hear from Branco for a good long time. He has embarrassed himself even more than usual with this MM debacle. He either did not know the truth or did not care. In either case, MM made a huge fool out of him. I bet the Huffington Post will think twice before buying another article from him.

Considering they were dumb enough to give him a platform after the TV Guide fiasco with Kristian Alfonso, I'm sure they'll do it again. Their site tends to have some of the most vapid material around.

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Read the comments section of teh TMZ article. Supposedly, MM sister has responded to the article and denies the accusations. She says he was fired after learning that he was the driver that killed Delia and the actor spoke up.

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Sure.

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Muhney himself said he was to blame for the situation in his last interview, his sister if full of sh!t.

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