By Lynda Hirsch

October 20, 2018 3 min read

"Walking Dead" actor Daniel Newman took to Twitter last week:

"I love and hate being forced to watch soap operas in the waiting room at doctor's," Newman tweeted. "God the whispering fake acting...fake pauses...fake over acting expressions. Painfully funny and just painful."

Newman is a musician who got a little work, became a model and does some prime-time background work. He is also, apparently, an obnoxious jerk.

Soap fans often use Twitter to argue and debate one another about their favorite soaps. A fan using the handle @Niktor_Newman recently tweeted a screenshot of Daniel Newman's original tweet, asking some soap opera stars if they had any thoughts on it. "Young and the Restless" star Eric Braeden had some choice words for the actor after seeing his post.

Braeden responded, "Before you open your arrogant, condescending mouth, WHY DON'T YOU TRY IT, BOY!!!!"

Actress Colleen Zenk also had something to say: "Get a real job. If you can. #weworkourassesoff."

Actors Maura West and Doug Davidson basically suggested Newman would not last a day working on a soap. Newman took down his post. You know how that goes: You post something and you own it forever. Rumor has it Newman went to the doctor's office to get his foot surgically removed from his mouth.

Watching "The Voice" this week, I was stunned to see that Adam Levine chose CeeLo Green to help him mentor contestants. Green, one of the original judges on "The Voice," had ended his run on the show after being was charged with giving a woman ecstasy and then raping her. Green admitted to the ecstasy, but not the alleged rape. He was given three years' probation. He even made a few jokes about the issue.

Did NBC think everyone forgot about what happened? Tons of viewers contacted the network voicing their disgust. Because the shows with the mentors were taped months ago, it is doubtful they will cut Green's out of the show.

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