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Y&R Michael Muhney

I'm So Much Better Looking Than Zach Braff

1/7/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Michael Muhney
-- who was fired recently from "The Young and the Restless" for allegedly groping his co-star's boobs -- was also fired from "Veronica Mars" -- partly because his ego was out of control ... sources connected with the production tell TMZ.

A source connected with the production tells TMZ ... Michael told multiple people on the show he was up for the lead in the TV show "Scrubs" along with Zach Braff, but he was just too good looking.

One source said, "I'm not a fan of Michael's," adding, "He had a VERY strong sense of self."  We're told the consensus was ... his personality was just really tough to take.

Another source tells TMZ ... the final straw was that Michael allegedly released portions of the season finale online.  He was fired, and the way they killed him off was great.  He was investigating a crime inside a house and got shot.  His last words were, "I smell bread" ... and then he died.

But we spoke with an actress -- Jenna Zablocki -- who was Michael's on-screen love interest in "The Portal."  She says, "He was a gentleman, professional, and a really cool guy."

As for the Y&R firing ... the allegations were hardly a secret ... last month a user on a popular soap blog had posted details of the alleged breast-grabbing allegations.

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We called Michael's rep but did not hear back.

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Unbroken Chain    

I can't help but think that for some reason tmz is trying to help this guys career. Why so much time spent on this no name non celebrity. Never heard of him til you ran 5 stories on him

199 days ago
17.

DiM    

'He had a VERY strong sense of self.' Well isn't this a nice way to describe a moody manbaby who doesn't play well with others. LOL.
I don't always agree with TMZ's slander efforts on here, but in this case, these things have truly been known about him for a really long time and it isn't an isolated occurance and CBS are guilty of permitting it for as long as they did. With more female producers now this should come to an end!

199 days ago
18.

dapedo    

has anyone even TMZ looked up yet to see if this girl is a TRAMP. if you seen this tarts photo's you gota wonder.......

199 days ago
19.

Lurker    

First TMZ tried to ruin Jamais Winston's reputation with a roll in the hay with a skank who regretted her slutty behavior when she realized that she just fulfilling the desire to be in the #fsucleatchasers club and now you are running in the ground the Michael Muhney incident. How do you know that this isn't another little girl trying to get attention? You were wrong about Winston. Remember, she is an actress and there is no bad publicity.

199 days ago
20.

bob    

"i smell bread"...wasn't that done in an episode of M*A*S*H*?

199 days ago
21.

zombie    

Love all the apologists here who will believe any lie UNTIL it comes to their favorite celebrity, then all sanity flies out the window and the excuses for sexual assaults (victim blaming) come flying out of the woodwork along with filthy, nasty lies about the victim. If this dude was such a stellar actor, he would NOT be working in daytime tv. Any good actor graduates from daytime to a real career, not the opposite. Everyone slobbering over this creep should be ashamed. If you weren't so busy believing cover up lies you might have paid attention to this dudes long reputation for assholish behavior. It was long known he was not liked by many on the Veronica Mars cast. He is a sketchy creep. If this girl's claims of sexual harassment are so bogus and he is the victim, where is his lawyer denying this and telling the public "The truth will come out"? Yeah, yeah, that's what I thought.

199 days ago
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CyndiChainsaW    

Soaps are stupid

199 days ago
23.

OnThree    

I'm really glad SONY stuck up for this girl. A lot of studios would have ignored it. This guy is such a creep.

199 days ago
24.

Andrew    

But we spoke with an actress -- Jenna Zablocki -- who was Michael's on-screen love interest in "The Portal." She says, "He was a gentleman, professional, and a really cool guy." ……………..which translates to "Yeah I f***ed him"

199 days ago
25.

monique Mann    

Yes you are good looking and very talented . All so very immature ! Still love you and wish you the best!

199 days ago
26.

Meanie    

Wouldn't it be fun if this was just CBS drumming up publicity for their show. This soap opera off screen is better than the writing that has been happening on the show.

199 days ago
27.

SueC    

MM fans are truly unhinged. These"women"go around supporting him and it's really sad. at least it's a small majority. This guy is getting exactly what he deserves.

199 days ago
28.

Joe Blowe    

I dont get the "I smell bread" reference

199 days ago
29.

az_barbie66    

I sure hope that Michael Muhney is not guilty of what they are saying because he is a really good actor. I try to never hold judgement on people soley on what I ready in the papers and surely not what I read on TMZ. Michael was my favorite to watch on Y&R - too bad he is gone. Looks like everyone else is jumping ship as well. Michelle Stafford already left and Billy Miller is leaving.

199 days ago
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Reality Check 44    

Gee, you guys are really wanting to destroy this man and his career, aren't you? What's your agenda here? It's starting to look like a pile on. You could certainly get nasty quotes about anyone from someone you rubbed the wrong way. I'd bet Harvey Levin has a few folks that would love to say trash about him.

You guys are starting look very petty and nasty.

199 days ago
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