Don't believe everything that you read on the Internet, dear readers! A spokesperson for Eric Braeden (Victor) tells Soaps In Depth that the buzz about the actor being in contract negotiations and reportedly leaving THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS are 99% not true! According to the actor's personal publicist, despite what has been reported in other outlets, Braeden is not embroiled in tumultuous negotiations and did not decide to attend the Daytime Emmy Awards this past weekend in order to increase his profile.
The 1% that is true? Braeden will, in fact, be off for two weeks, but that is a scheduled break and has absolutely nothing to do with contract negotiations. In fact, adds the rep, one of the weeks that Braeden is slated to be off coincides with a week that Y&R is dark! And as far as the reason behind why the actor attended the Daytime Emmys, when he has skipped the ceremony in years past, Braeden's rep tells us that it's as simple as the fact that CNN -- which owns Headline News -- asked him to be a presenter, and Braeden likes CNN!
So there you have it, folks!