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How can one say Mommie Dearest? I was furious with Katherine (Jeanne Cooper) today, lighting into Tucker like that. As you’ll see from the video Katherine was angry with our guy over the whole Beauty of Nature/Newman Lawsuit and what Tucker’s involvement was. Is she going to go to Victoria (Amelia Heinle) and rip her a new one? Likley not. Tucker looked like that little penquin standing there breathing heavily and looking like the wounded baby he was.

A little note here, my computer has to go back to the shop for some repairs. Apparently there’s a few issues that need tending to, so that means I’ll be without from Monday morning until I get it back. I’ve been told 2-7 days. The last time I sent it back, I was without it for two. Hopefully that will be the case this time. So due to that, I’ll be in a crunch in updating. I’ll also have whatever episodes of ONE LIFE TO LIVE to do since Ted King plays the part of Tomas Delgado. Please be patient. I’ll get the updates done as soon as is possible depending on how many times Stephen will be on next week.

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While perusing the various Y&R message boards, I came across this that just about made me spit my tea out at my computer…not a good thing since it’s going into the shop to get repaired on Monday. But I digress….. Someone named LilKittenpaws on the IMDB board seems to have her information on Stephen in error. Let’s take a look at what she said… More below the cut.

SN lasted about 5 years on DOOL and for most of the time he was part of a popular couple, not male lead of the show. (I guess he was so popular he was fired? 5 years is not a long run on a soap) He was at GH for about six years after that,and he was part of a wealthy criminal family but not a power player, and not even close to male lead of the show.(And again, so popular- fired again) Then DOOL rehired him and his love interest to give it another try. It fizzled pretty quick, they were let go,(yet once again) after a couple years.

Tucker was originally written to be a wealthy business power player, SN has never played that, and he doesn’t have the bigger than life presence to pull it off. I notice they have tweaked the role to have him sneaky instead, working his business dealings through others. He doesn’t confront the men power players face to face. If he’s in an angry confrontation it’s written with a woman. And even with the women his voice doesn’t project enough power so he must shout at them, which backfires because his ranting looks like he can’t control himself.

Can the writers put Tucker face to face in confrontation with Victor, Adam, or Nick? Sure, but he will look weak. They can write the script to have Tucker overpower every guy in town but it would come off as comedy. Even the thought of the other men characters shaking in their boots over Tucker’s threats or business dealings makes me laugh.

Original link: [ HERE ]

She further states in another post:

We don’t really need a Tucker character. He’s too similar to Victor and we have more than enough Victor. Two old man egotistical Victor-types fighting, two old guy egotistical Victor-types that must win every business deal in town. Who cares? BORING! The woman need to be in the business picture and the younger men need to be developed. The only reason Y&R needs older male characters is to pair with it older veteran female characters.

Ashley can easily be paired with a younger man, she doesn’t need a guy a decade older. He’s unsuitable for Jill (Not Tucker, SN too short/small-framed). Nikki has the male-chauvinist man in Victor, why would she want to be with another that she has no family with? She chooses victor opposites if not with Victor.(Plus SN is small next to her size wise too) Can’t see him with Gloria. And he’s a good 15 years older than Phyllis. I don’t think she would accept him anyway, as a leading lady of the show they would bring in a hot young stub for her (and us) to enjoy.

Original Post: [ HERE ]

How does one counter such idiocy? It boggles my mind. Tucker is not a copy of Victor (Eric Braeden). Not in any shape, form or description. And to say that Ashley (Eileen Davidson) shouldn’t be paired with a man almost a decade older…. That just smacks of all kinds of stupid. What Ms. LilKittenpaws fails to note is that Tucker is the son of a legacy character in Katherine (Jeanne Cooper). So because Stephen is what could be considered ‘short’ (he’s 5′ 11″) he shouldn’t be paired with women who are…also short or tall….? Would mean that Sonny and Cher were all kinds of wrong. Or should I mention Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban? Then there is the obvious misinformation she cites about Stephen’s tenure on both DAYS OF OUR LIVES and GENERAL HOSPITAL. She says that Stephen was fired from DOOL the first time around. We all know Stephen was itching to try something new and chose to leave on his own accord. As far as GH is concerned, we all know what happened when the Phelps/Frons/Guza regime came in. Honestly, this person comes off as a snotty 13-year-old whose parents wouldn’t let her on the Justin Beiber board. Any comments to enlighten this person.

So sorry these are late, but I’ve been having computer problems that might force me to have to send my baby back to the shop to get fixed. Ah, anon….

Okay, is Tucker positioning himself strategically between the Newmans and the Abbotts to become the one who ends up with it all? I think so. Team McCall here. I love that Ashley is jumping on the same train as our guy. I think in the end, these two are the only ones who’ll end up standing.

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Some nice scenes today with Stephen and Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor.) I was pretty impressed with the writing for today’s writing. It gave a sense of humanity to Tucker that has been somewhat lacking of late. Not that Stephen hasn’t given it his all, we know he does, but there was a certain bit of honesty between Jeanne and Stephen. I loved that Tucker asked if he and Ashley (Eileen Davidson) could be married at the mansion. Just some lovely little persona touches both actors brought to the ‘table’.

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February 28, 2011

A friend sent me some new images of Stephen attending the MOCA’s Annual Gala “The Artist’s Museum Happening” with his Y&R co-star Eileen Davidson. The new images start at #5. Enjoy.



As if you can’t already tell, STEPHEN NICHOLS ONLINE has relocated to a new domain. I thought it was about time I got this site off of the subdomain and bought one all by itself. Stephen deserves that I think. After some major league packing and unpacking, welcome to RENEGADE ~ STEPHEN NICHOLS ONLINE @ STEPHENNICHOLS.ORG. Please make sure to update your bookmarks and favourites. I’m truly hoping to expand this site over the coming weeks. I’ve got a lot of articles to get up in both the gallery and a new press section I’m planning on building for Stephen in what will likely be the largest press section on Stephen on the web. I do have a few new articles on Stephen I’m going to try to type up and enter into the new press section in the coming days. With doing double duty with both Stephen and Ted King, it’s been a little difficult to get the backlog done. Here’s hoping.

I have the media for Stephen’s last two episodes of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS. No preamble, just the goods. Enjoy.

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I know there hasn’t been any major updates since I think December of last year. I don’t know if I have any visitors left, but there’s been some issues I’ve been dealing with behind the scenes regarding this website that have caused me to take a long pause due to some things I’m deciding and some major technical issues that cropped up and didn’t get resolved until earlier today.

I was finally able to get RENEGADE MEDIA back up and running. Back about the end of December going into the New Year, I was contacted by my media hostsite and informed their servers had been hacked in a major way. They were scrambling to try to get back their clients’ accounts … and mine was one of them. I have about five or six other media sites on that account other than RENEGADE MEDIA. They are:

  • OBSCURE MEDIA — the home site and dedicated to Tamara Braun
  • THE PORTAL MEDIA — media site dedicated to Ted King
  • ARTISAN MEDIA — media site dedicated to The X-Files star Mitch Pileggi
  • DNA MEDIA — media site dedicated to former Law & Order: SVU actors Diane Neal and Adam Beach
  • SOLITON MEDIA — media site dedicated to actors Nick Chinlund, Christopher Meloni and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
  • …. and many more

All of those sites were affected and none were working as what could be called, normal. I had coding and other substantial issues I was dealing with that were severely screwed up. I needed to take the time to focus on those issues. They all seem to be fixed on all sites…fortunately. Fingers crossed, nothing else crops up because if they do, I’m going to commit some kind of act of egregious harm on some do-nothing idiots at a certain media hosting company. In other words, their tech people were no help. I had to seek assistance from another place and do some of my own troubleshooting. So that is what has been going on with that.

Another issue that has cropped up is my health. I had a really bad flu during the Christmas Holidays that didn’t seem to resolve itself and carried on into the New Year. About two weeks ago I started out with a really sore throat and last week it culminated in my partner having to take me to the hospital because I could not eat or drink anything. In essence, I was in crisis. Six hours later and some five or six bags of fluids, anti-inflammatories and other things, I was able to come home. I was on a course of pain killers and antibiotics that sort of put me down for the better part of this week. I’m back to almost full health and back at work, which is why I was eager to get back to work on the technical issues with the media sites I had.

Lastly, I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with this site. Given all the issues I’ve had regarding misrepresentation and other things, I’ve been a little shy to do anything lest I offend someone. Now what I’m considering is either deleting the site entirely which would break my heart considering the amount of time and money I’ve put into it. So here’s what I’m considering but I need feedback from YOU. I’m considering buying a domain and moving it off the subdomain of and to it’s very own address. Problem? I’d need donations to keep that site going, otherwise, I’ll have to keep it on the subdomain. Also, my workload has fourpled (not a word I know). Over the past week it was reported that Tamara Braun will be returning to daytime and to her former soap DAYS OF OUR LIVES as the recast for the character of Taylor Walker or Raines. Along with my regular media and screencaps for actor Ted King in his new role on ONE LIFE TO LIVE as the mysterious Tomas and Mitch Pileggi who is recurring on the CW’s SUPERNATURAL and FX’s SONS OF ANARCHY, I’m going to have to prioritize. I’m going to be making Tamara and Mitch my main sites and Ted and Stephen’s my secondary sites. If I don’t get to the updates for this site on the day, it’ll be the day after. But they will be made. It’s just if I get a day when Tamara, Ted and Stephen are on, I’m going to have to really decide what will take precedence. But I will get Stephen’s media up.

So that is the dish. Following this epistle, I’ll be posting only the locations to where you can find the relevant media and screencaps. I won’t be posting the individual dates, but the master location where you can find them. Without further delays…..


Click on the relative links to get to the areas. Enjoy.

Best of wishes, Dianne

A long time no post. I’ve had continued problems with the RENEGADE MEDIA site in which I haven’t been able to upload videos. It’s been a month-long issue that’s only served to make me more pissed as time has gone on. Also Stephen’s severe lack of screentime with the casting of Tristan Rogers who I feel has usurped a lot of Stephen’s storyline. Yeah I know, “What does the Moofia have to do with Tucker?” Plenty. It seems as if both Ashley (Eileen Davidson) and Tucker have taken a backseat to this cattle drama. We only get to see Tucker when we see Cane (Daniel Goddard) and his continued lying. This is not what you do with a talent like Stephen. You don’t bench him in favour of lesser storylines. Yeah I know that Lily (Christel Khalil) and Cane’s story. You give a man of Stephen’s stature his own story. We had that small interaction with Katherine (Jeanne Cooper) after New Years, but there’s been little else. Anyway…..

I’m going to be doing some upgrading on the gallery. Things will look a little hinky for about a half and hour, but rest assured, the gallery you’ve come to know and love will be back to its awesome self soon. Hopefully I can get the clips up in the media site as well…that is if my hosting company can get their collectives together to actually get my sites back to the good running order they were before they screwed up.

Negativity over. I’ll hopefully have Stephen’s December 17, 22 & 23rd/2010 plus his January 05/2011 episodes done and up within the next couple of days.

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