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  • Debuted on: March 23, 1987
  • Network: CBS
  • Created by: William J Bell & Lee Phillip Bell
  • Takes place in: Los Angeles, CA



  • Current Cast

    • Matthew Atkinson as Thomas Forrester
    • Obba Babatundé as Julius Avant
    • Kiara Barnes as Zoe Buckingham
    • Katrina Bowden as Florence 'Flo' Fulton
    • Adain Bradley as Alexander Avant
    • Wayne Brady as Dr. Reese Buckingham
    • Darin Brooks as Wyatt Fuller
    • Kimberlin Brown as Shelia Carter
    • Mick Cain as C.J. Garrison
    • Dick Christie as Charlie Webber
    • Scott Clifton as Liam Spencer
    • Andrew Collins as Jarrett Maxwell
    • Felisha Cooper as Sasha Thompson
    • Patrika Darbo as Shirley Spectra
    • Don Diamont as Bill Spencer, Jr.
    • Reign Edwards as Nicole Avant
    • Jennifer Gareis as Donna Logan
    • Finnegan George as Will Spencer
    • Courtney Grosbeck as Coco Spectra
    • Courtney Hope as Sally Spectra
    • Anna Maria Horsford as Vivienne Avant
    • Ashley Jones as Bridget Forrester
    • Thorsten Kaye as Ridge Forrester
    • Joe Lando as Judge Craig McMullen
    • Katherine Kelly Lang as Brooke Logan
    • Karla Mosley as Maya Avant
    • John McCook as Eric Forrester
    • Alley Mills as Pamela Douglas
    • Annika Noelle as Hope Logan
    • Nicola Posener as Amelia
    • Denise Richards as Shauna Fulton
    • Lawrence Saint-Victor as Carter Walton
    • Nia Sioux as Emma
    • Rena Sofer as Quinn Fuller
    • Aaron D. Spears as Justin Barber
    • Heather Tom as Katie Logan
    • Anthony Turpel as R.J. Forrester
    • Jeremy Ray Valdez as Alex Sanchez
    • Jacqueline MacInnes Wood as Steffy Forrester
    • Jacob Young as Rick Forrester
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    Special Thanks to Leo Logan (Willimantic, CT) for helping us keep this up to date

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    This Week On The Bold & The Beautiful



    March 25
    Taylor and Brooke rehash their opposing history after Taylor admits she has an ulterior motive; Thomas makes a shocking revelation about his relationship with Caroline to Hope.
    March 26
    Ridge intervenes before Brooke and Taylor's war with words escalates to something else; Wyatt shares words of wisdom and asks difficult questions to a troubled Liam.
    March 27
    Impressed with her new athletic line, Ridge asks Sally to remain at Forrester Creations; Flo is touched by Wyatt's request and Quinn's enthusiasm at their reunion.
    March 28
    Quinn gives Sally a reluctant apology after Wyatt forces her to right a recent wrong; Sally stuns Wyatt when she reveals that she is reconsidering her decision to work at Spencer.
    March 29
    Katie and Bill are set-up with a romantic dinner for two; Brooke becomes frustrated and annoyed when Ridge reveals Taylor's suggestion about their children.
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    The Bold & The Beautiful

    News, Cast Updates and Scoop

    (News section last updated March 22, 2019)

    2019 Daytime Emmy Nominations

    (3/20/19) Read the list of the 2019 Daytime Emmy Nominations in all the soap categories here and see our picks too.

    B&B Chat with the Spencer Men

    (3/22/19) Join the Spencer men in celebrating 32 years of The Bold and the Beautiful!: Video.

    Soaps In Depth Podcast - 3/18/19 - Ask Us Anything!

    (3/19/19) (Listen / download) On this very special episode of the Soaps In Depth Podcast, hosts Richard and Charlie answer your burning questions about soaps, the magazine and much, much more

    Linsey Godfrey Addresses Caroline's B&B Death

    (3/18/19) Linsey Godfrey (Sarah, DAYS) took to social media to weigh in on the death of her previous alter ego, B&B’s Caroline. “Hi Everyone, So I just got back from Caroline’s funeral..it was beautiful. It appears it’s time to say goodbye to our Caroline Spencer. I just want to first say a huge thank you to Brad Bell [executive producer/head writer] and the entire Bold and the Beautiful family. I truly adored every aspect of the wacky, feisty, sassy Caroline. I loved my time at Bold! Don’y be sad, even though she is gone, I promise Brad and the writers have some awesome drama up their sleeves for you! Thank you for all your support and love over the years! Don’t worry I hear Caroline has a brunette doppelgänger over in Salem, might be worth investigating.” Godfrey played Caroline from 2012-17 and appeared again in 2018 before joining the cast of DAYS as Sarah.

    Courtney Grosbeck Joins ‘Lincoln’

    (3/15/19) Courtney Grosbeck (ex-Coco, B&B) is set for a series regular role opposite Arielle Kebbel, Russell Hornsby and Michael Imperioli in NBC’s Lincoln, a drama pilot based on Jeffery Deaver’s bestselling The Bone Collector book series. Written by VJ Boyd and Mark Bianculli and directed by Seth Gordon, Lincoln follows legendary forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme (Hornsby), who was seriously injured during his hunt for the diabolic serial killer known as the Bone Collector. Called back into action when the killer re-emerges, Lincoln forms a unique partnership with Amelia Sachs (Kebbel), a young beat cop who helps him hunt the deadly mastermind while also taking on the most high-profile cases in the NYPD. Grosbeck will play Rae Sachs’, Amelia’s kid sister, stalked and tormented by the serial killer. Grosbeck was recently seen as Josie on Showtime’s Homeland, and is known for her recurring role as Ruby Rizzoli on NBC’s Parenthood. Additional TV credits include The Player and Modern Family. She’s repped by GSA Entertainment, Ashley Silver and Bloom Hergott Diemer.

    Catching up With GENERAL HOSPITAL's Sean Kanan

    (3/15/19) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Looking back, Sean Kanan calls GENERAL HOSPITAL’s A.J., the character he last played in 2014, “a romantic whose aspirations and dreams were crushed.” Try as he might, Alan’s son never did live up to the Quartermaine name and legacy, which was a huge weight on his shoulders. “It fermented his becoming cynical about life and feeling like he was this self-fulfilling prophecy of failure... and that fueled his alcoholism,” the actor suggested to Soaps In Depth. “I don’t feel like the character ever really got a fair shake.”

    Likely, A.J. could have benefited from reading Kanan’s new book, Success Factor X (now available for pre-order at amazon.com and other similar retailers). “My partner, Jill Liberman, and I went out to 50 interesting people and asked, ‘What is the best advice that you’ve been given about success or that you would like to share about success?’” he explained, adding that everyone from Mark Cuban to ALL MY CHILDREN’s Erica, Susan Lucci (amongst numerous other daytime stars), participated. “I learned that there are somewhat identical trails that many people take on the journey, even if they’re trying to accomplish something very different.”

    The actor plans to use the book as a springboard for a nationwide speaking tour on the topic. However, fans might not recognize him in person as he shaved his hair off for his upcoming film, Dark Stories, which is based on Verotik, the series of dark comics by rocker-turned-director Glenn Danzig. “I play a character named Sgt. Anders, who is the lead detective in a homicide investigation,” Kanan previewed. “I chose to play him with a gravelly voice — it was a real departure for me. I may keep [this look] for a while and see what other work I can do.”

    In the meantime, Kanan is putting the finishing touches on THE BUBBLE, the single-camera dramedy he’s penned and is working toward getting produced this year. “It’s about an aging soap star who wants more from life, and it comes in the form of the 16-year-old daughter that he didn’t know he had,” Kanan said. “He’s thoroughly unequipped to be a father but decides to give it a shot and just can’t get out of his own way.”

    Annika Noelle Opens up About Her Heartbreaking B&B Storyline

    (3/12/19) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) Like millions of viewers reduced to tears in sympathy for Hope’s plight on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, Annika Noelle revealed the story has made her heart ache, too. “I was honestly hoping for a happier ending for her,” she confided to Soaps In Depth, “but this story certainly created a wonderful challenge to go to those depths.”

    The actress, deservedly, has been hearing heaps of praise for her portrayal of Hope’s ill-fated delivery and its tragic aftermath. Noelle admitted she worked hard to make the scenes realistic, from the physicality of Hope’s labor pains to her anguish at learning of Beth’s “death.” After doing as much research as possible, however, she ultimately decided to trust her gut. “I took a step back from it and just let whatever was going to happen do so organically,” she explained. “Everyone on set was so respectful of the storyline, and it was a collaborative effort, from the writing and directing to the crew. Everything was aligned that day to let us reach those very hard emotional notes, and it wound up being a very beautiful thing. It was a kind of a kismet day where all the pieces just fell together.”

    In portraying the heartbroken new mother, Noelle says she has felt a huge responsibility to make sure her performance was as authentic as possible for those who have really suffered such a loss. “I wanted to do the story justice. I didn’t want to let those people down, especially the people in my personal life who have been affected by something similar. Not for one second did I want my performances to feel ‘phoned in’ or not truthful.” Indeed, among the over whelming positive feedback the actress has gotten in recent weeks, she’s most gratified to have heard from women who have experienced a loss like Hope’s. “It was very touching that those women reached out to me to say that it felt respectful and genuine, and I want to say thank you to them and that I’m sorry for the loss they had to go through. I wish them all the love in the world.”

    Dealing with the “death” of her daughter isn’t the only challenge Hope has found herself up against in recent weeks. The incident has put a strain on her marriage to Liam, despite their best efforts to lift each other up. “She’s struggling to come to terms with the fact that he does have a daughter, but she doesn’t. It’s two very different processes for how they deal with it, and we’re going to see whether they come together as a couple or whether this is going to push them apart.”

    While Hope has no idea that her rival’s newly-adopted daughter is actually Beth, it’s been gut-wrenching for her to come to terms with Steffy’s latest blessing in the face of her own despair. “Yeah, it was difficult for her, so soon after the loss of her child, to hear that Steffy now has two beautiful baby girls,” said Noelle. “But she’s trying to show everyone that she’s fine, while internally, she is falling apart. That’s Hope. She thinks she needs to just rise to the occasion and be a functioning human being who can handle this.”

    The fact that Steffy’s new daughter, Phoebe, is actually the daughter Hope thought she lost has all of the makings of a classic soap storyline, and Noelle says she’s relieved that Beth actually did survive. “I honestly have no idea how long they might hold this secret for. I’m literally in the same boat as everyone else, thinking, ‘What’s gonna happen?!?’ There are so many different paths they could take, so I’m certainly looking forward to what lies ahead.”

    Jacqueline MacInnes Wood Assures Fans Her Baby Boy and Pit Bull Get Along Great

    (3/12/19) (Photo) Now that THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) has brought her beautiful baby boy home from the hospital, she wants to reassure worried fans that Rise is getting along just famously with the family pet. “When Ja’mie met Rise the first thing she did was gently lick his feet,” the proud mom reported on Instagram. “They have been inseparable ever since. She thinks he’s her baby. If he cries, within seconds, Ja’mie is there to check on him and give him sweet kisses. My heart melts.

    “Pit bulls get such a bad rep,” Wood continued. “And sadly, people think they were bred to fight but in actuality, they were bred to watch over children. The 'Nanny Dog.’ If you wanted to keep your children safe, the pit bull was the most faithful and loving dog of any dog breed, especially with children. They are strong and loyal and love children. If your child had a pit bull dog as a pet, you felt that they were safe. So what happened?”

    In addition to her pic of Rise and Ja’mie, Wood included a few photos from the Good Old Days of small children posing happily with pit bulls. A longtime advocate for the breed, she urges people to blame the owner, not the breed, when a dog does something bad. “Ironically enough, it is the wonderful qualities of the pit bull that have attracted it to the ‘criminal element,’ which have victimized this wonderful breed of dog,” she declared. “The pit bull breed is strong and very intelligent. They are loyal and courageous. Their main goal is to please their owner. Yes, they look tough, but again, they have not been referred to as the ‘Nanny Dog’ for almost 100 years for nothing! At one time, the pit bull dogs were the most beloved dogs in England and the United States.

    In fact, back in December, shortly after Christmas, Wood stirred up some concerned fans when she posted a photo of herself in bed with Ja’mie cuddled up to her baby bump. “Did your dog know you were pregnant?” she asked. “This little girl does. She won’t leave my side. Guess she’s getting me ready for motherhood.”

    Plenty of fans have expressed their worries about the pit bull and the new baby in the comments on Wood’s Instagram, but the actress is eager to reassure everyone that there’s nothing to worry about. And she’s got the super-cute pics to prove it!

    Jacqueline MacInnes Wood Welcomes Son Rise Harlen

    (3/9/19) (people.com) Jacqueline MacInnes Woodthis link opens in a new tab is a mom!

    The Bold and the Beautiful star welcomed her first child, son Rise Harlen Ruspoli, with husband Elan Ruspolithis link opens in a new tab on Monday, March 4, her rep confirms exclusively to PEOPLE. Baby Rise weighed 7 lbs., 13 oz., and measured 21½ inches.

    “We chose Rise because to us Rise means growth, the simplicity of moving forward,” Wood tells PEOPLE of the inspiration behind her baby boy’s unique moniker. “We look to our son as an uplifting force toward positive change and a better world.”

    The 31-year-old actress announced she was expecting in October with an Instagram videothis link opens in a new tab featuring her soap-opera character, Steffy Forrester, modeling in the Intimates Lingerie fashion show.

    “The rumors are truuuuee!! It’s not just a burrito in my belly it’s a burrito AND A BABY!!!! Ya gurrrlls PREGNANT!!” Wood wrote. “So excited for this new chapter and SO happy I get to share it with all of you!”

    Wood wrote she was hesitant to let Steffy strut her stuff on the runway due to her real-life pregnancy, but opted instead to “embrace it.”

    Since then, the television star has chronicled her journey toward motherhood on social media, frequently sharing photographs baring her bellythis link opens in a new tab.

    “Yes, I’m rolling around in flowers … No, I will not put clothes on … I’m in my 9 month of pregnancy and living my best life … okurr,” she wrote on Jan. 21 alongside a nude snapshotthis link opens in a new tab of herself covered only in blue flowers.

    She revealed in November that she was expecting a sonthis link opens in a new tab with a sweet photo shoot featuring her and Ruspoli sporting blue outfits, and in December, celebrated with a lavish, Italian-themed baby showerthis link opens in a new tab.

    Wood and Ruspoli, an agent, were engaged in November 2017 and eloped the following July, according to Entertainment Tonightthis link opens in a new tab.

    “Biggest surprise of my life. IM ENGAGED!! Elan, you are my everything and I can’t wait to begin this new chapter with you,” she wrote on Instagramthis link opens in a new tab. “I feel like the luckiest girl in the world … I love you beyond words. My soulmate.”

    Reign Edwards On MacGyver 3/15/19

    (3/8/19) Note: The air date of this episode has changed.

    “Seeds + Permafrost + Feather” – MacGyver and team are asked to solve a locked-door mystery when a man working inside a remote, ultra-secure international seed vault disappears, on MACGYVER, Friday, March 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    RECURRING CAST: Levy Tran (Desi), Reign Edwards (Leanne), Tate Donovan (Oversight).

    Kiara Barnes Reveals the Truth Behind Zoe's British Accent on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL

    (3/7/19) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) Xander and Zoe trying to ditch their British accents on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL actually gave viewers a chance to hear Kiara Barnes’ real voice for a change. But when the soap put out a casting call for an English actress to play he new role of Zoe, the Utah native didn’t let a little thing like the country of her birth get in the way! “I gave them my British accent and they were really into it,” she told Soaps In Depth of her B&B audition. “They said, ‘Wow! We really felt that voice,’ which is great because I knew then that I had a convincing accent.”

    While Barnes is obviously a natural at faking her British accent, she did admit to an unusual trick she has for getting back into it if necessary. “If I’ve been out of it a while,” the actress confessed, “I’ll watch episodes of THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF.”

    And as impressed as the B&B producers were with Barnes’ English accent, the true stamp of approval came from British-born co-star Adain Bradley (Xander). After she used the accent during her audition opposite him, he recalled how surprised he was to hear her real voice weeks later. “Her accent is really good!” he praised. Although since Bradley hails from York, England, Barnes has asked him for pronunciation tips from time to time. “She’ll say, ‘Does this sound right?’” he revealed. “I’m like, ‘I should be asking you for advice! Her accent is more convincing than mine!”

    Soaps In Depth Podcast - 3/4/19 - Back from the Dead

    (3/6/19) Back from the Dead (Listen / download)

    As The Young & The Restless prepares to resurrect the supposedly-dead J.T. from his apparently premature grave, Richard and Charlie discuss the fact that more often than not, death is a temporary condition on soaps. They offer up their takes on the pros and cons of soap resurrections. Plus, a look at who could step into the role of Y&R’s Adam Newman, the Bold & Beautiful reunion that could use a bit more drama, the game-changing performance of one General Hospital actor and more!

    Talk Show Appearance

    (3/3/19) WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE, Bravo

    Tu 3/5: Denise Richards

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    (3/3/19) LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN, syndicated

    Mo 3/4: Denise Richards

    Dishing with Digest - 3/1/19 - Katherine Kelly Lang and John McCook

    (3/1/19) Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) and John McCook (Eric) Reflect On 30+ Years At B&B (Listen / download)

    Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) and John McCook (Eric) look back on day one of B&B, and three decades of working together with Digest’s Stephanie Sloane and Mara Levinsky. We also discuss the latest casting news and B&B’s current storylines.

    Annika Noelle Previews Hope's Future on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL

    (2/27/19) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) Hope is usually a ray of light on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, but ever since she lost her baby, she has been in a very dark place. Darker than ever before, in fact. “Keep in mind that we weren’t really present to see how she originally grieved the loss of her her first child [with Wyatt],” Annika Noelle reminded Soaps In Depth of her alter ego's history. “It was devastating to the point where she had to leave the country. Now, this second loss — where she held the child that she’d felt kicking only hours before — is in her every thought every second of the day.”

    The grieving young woman has found some happiness bonding with Steffy’s newly adopted daughter, Phoebe, not realizing that because of Reese’s cruel baby switch, she’s actually spending time with the baby girl she was told had died. However, since everyone who knows the truth about the infant has decided to keep quiet, it doesn’t appear that Hope will learn the truth anytime soon, so she will have to face her loss head-on.

    “She’s really going through the seven stages of grief,” Noelle mused. “Some days she’s angry. Other days she’s in denial. There will be times when she feels an overwhelming sadness and other times where she’s just numb. Right now, she doesn’t even know what she’s feeling.”

    But as Hope pushes Liam to leave her and make a family with Steffy, it seems as though things are definitely going to get a whole lot worse before they get any better. “I think it’s very natural for her to harden after something like this,” the actress admitted. “I’m still waiting in suspense for what lies ahead. Does she push the people she loves away? Does she turn to something else to make her feel something… anything? She’s lost in her own grief and despair, and we’re going to have to wait and see if she gets that light back or not.”

    The CW Pilot ‘Glamorous’ Finds Its Gender-Nonconforming Teen Lead In Ben J. Pierce, Casts Pierson Fodé, Adds EP

    (2/27/19) Ben J. Pierce (Fuller House) has landed the younger lead opposite Brooke Shields in the CW’s drama pilot Glamorous, from Damon Wayans Jr. and CBS TV Studios. Pierson Fodé (The Bold and the Beautiful) also has been cast in the pilot, which Michael Rauch (Instinct) has boarded as executive producer.

    Written by Jordon Nardino and directed by Eva Longoria, Glamorous centers on a gender-nonconforming recent high school graduate (Pierce) who lands the gig of a lifetime interning at a cosmetics company whose products he panned on YouTube.

    Pierce’s Marco is an ambitious and creative gender-nonconforming teenager who uses makeup and fashion to let his queer self bloom. Fresh off his high school graduation, Marco’s life changes when an unplanned rant on YouTube bashing a cosmetics company for their shoddy products lands him a dream internship at the side of its founder and CEO, Madolyn (Shields). On his own for the first time, this is Marco’s chance to live, love and grow to understand what it really means to be queer.

    Fodé will play Chad, an ambitious alpha male who works at the cosmetics company his mother founded, styling himself as her heir apparent. While openly gay, Chad is buttoned down and unsophisticated, with a personality and wardrobe that would be more at home on Wall Street than the beauty industry.

    Nardino, Wayans Jr. and Longoria executive produce. Two Shakes VP Development and Production Kameron Tarlow is co-executive producer. CBS TV Studios, where Wayans Jr. and his Two Shakes are under a first-look deal, is the studio.

    Pierce most recently was seen on Netflix’s Fuller House as its first openly gay character and on NBC’s Reverie. His debut single “Little Game,” a power anthem about gender roles and equality, reached viral success in 2014 with more than 15 million views.

    Fodé’s credits also include the upcoming feature It’s Time.

    “THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL” ATTRACTS LARGEST AUDIENCE IN 11 MONTHS

    (2/26/19) For the week ending Feb. 22, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL scored 3.62 million viewers, its largest audience in 11 months - since the week ending March 23, 2018. The daytime drama also hit a season high in women 25-54 rating (1.0).

    Source: Nielsen, live plus same day ratings for the week ending Feb. 22, 2019.

    Soaps In Depth Podcast - 2/25/19 - Fan Favorites Return!

    (2/25/19) (Listen / download) On this week’s edition of the Soaps In Depth podcast, Richard and Charlie talk about the returns of General Hospital’s Ingo Rademacher (Jax) and Dominic Zamprogna (Dante), as well as The Young & The Restless’ Doug Davidson (Paul). Plus, The Bold & The Beautiful kicks off a new plot that could shake-up the entire canvas. All this, plus preview and more!

    Andrea Evans Opens up About Her #MeToo Documentary 'Rocking the Couch'

    (2/21/19) (abc.soapsindepth.com) (Trailer) (Order here) Amazon’s THE BAY THE SERIES has added yet another beloved soap veteran to its roster: ONE LIFE TO LIVE’s Tina, Andrea Evans. In the just-released season, she plays Mickey’s kid sister, Patty Walker, whom Evans told Soaps In Depth, “has taken over Patrick’s Roadhouse.” While Mickey is a no-nonsense nurturer, Patty’s someone that people should hesitate to trust. “She hears all the gossip,” Evans explained. “As she’s going from table to table, she picks up this and that.”

    While it’s yet to be revealed what Patty will do with all that information, Evans is pretty sure that it won’t be anything good. “Typically, if I’m playing [someone], she’s probably not a very nice person,” the actress admitted with a laugh. “That seems to be my thing, so I think we’ll see some surprises from Patty!” The OLTL alum was very proud of the growth that Tina showed over the years, especially when she turned over her inheritance to Todd during that last return to Llanview. “She became a much fuller, more interesting person, and her heart came through in the end,” Evans recalls, “making her much more grounded in that she realized what’s important.”

    What’s important to Tina’s portrayer is helping the entertainment industry grow in such a way that it becomes a better place for women. To that end, she’s been working as an executive producer on a project called Rocking the Couch, which is currently available to watch in the US and UK on Amazon Prime and internationally on Vimeo. “I started talking to my friends in the [biz] — everyone has #MeToo stories — and generously, several soap stars were willing to come on camera and share theirs,” she revealed. “Tonja Walker (OLTL’s Alex) gave some really heart-wrenching details.”

    While many recognizable names contributed, Evans confided that “the most horrible stories are from those who are people trying to get into the business.” However, the jumping-off point for everything is a look back at the 1992 case in which talent agent Wallace Kaye was arrested for numerous sexual assaults. “I spent six months researching and tracking down everyone involved,” Evans says, “and was present for each interview. Now we have distribution, so we’re debating whether it’s going to be a stand-alone documentary or perhaps a docuseries.”

    Evans had thought long and hard about allowing her teenaged daughter, Kylie, to join the project as a production assistant before eventually deciding, “If she wants to be in the entertainment industry, she has to know how to protect herself. And the only real way to know how to protect yourself is to be aware of the problem.”

    Denise Richards Joins the Cast of The Bold and the Beautiful — All About Her Role

    (2/20/19) Denise Richards is adding another acting credit to her lengthy resume.

    PEOPLE can exclusively announce that Richards is joining the cast of CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful. The actress, who recently joined season 9 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, has landed the contract role of Shauna Fulton.

    “Shauna is a fun-loving, hard-working single mother from Las Vegas who aspires to live life to its absolute fullest,” executive producer and head writer Bradley Bell tells PEOPLE. “She heads for Los Angeles when she learns that her daughter, Florence ‘Flo’ (portrayed by Katrina Bowden), the pride and joy of her life, is entangled in a complicated situation. However, Shauna’s involvement won’t stop there. She’s got a past and big secrets to spill.”

    Richards begins taping Friday, and her first episode airs April 3.

    Richards, 48, has appeared in a number of films and TV shows, including the 1998 thriller Wild Things and the sitcom Blue Mountain State. She was a Bond girl in 1999’s The World Is Not Enough and has guest-starred in Seinfeld, Friends and Beverly Hills, 90210.

    Richards isn’t the only Beverly Hills Housewife to land a soap opera role: Her costar Lisa Rinna starred on Days of Our Lives. Rinna, 55, first joined the NBC daytime drama in 1992 and has re-appeared several times over the years. Plus, Kyle Richards had a three-episode arc on Days in 2013, and Erika Girardi has appeared on The Young and the Restless many times.

    The Bold and the Beautiful airs weekdays (check local listings).

    Tamar Braxton Lands Dream Role On ‘The Bold & The Beautiful’ After ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ Win

    (2/20/19) (ew.com) She brought drama to the Celebrity Big Brother house, so now she’s going to lend some hyper-emotion to The Bold and the Beautiful!

    EW has learned exclusively that Tamar Braxton — who won the second installment of Celebrity Big Brother — will continue with tradition by appearing on the CBS sudser. Braxton will portray Chef Chambre in a scene with actors Don Diamont (Bill Spencer) and Heather Tom (Katie Logan), who are set up on a private dinner date by an anonymous cupid.

    Even though it’s customary for BB winners to do stints on B&B, this gig is particularly special to Braxton. As a huge fan of the CBS soap, Braxton named her child Logan after Brooke Logan, the character originally played by Katherine Kelly Lang. That’s devotion.

    Braxton will tape her episode of B&B on Feb. 20. It will air on March 28.

    On Feb. 13, Braxton became only the second person to ever win a U.S. Big Brother season unanimously (after season 10’s Dan Gheesling). She beat out runner-up Ricky Williams.

    “I can’t even really put it into words,” the reality TV personality told EW of her win. “It’s like the best day on top of the best feeling. I’ve been watching this show since Chicken George. And I can’t believe that I was actually blessed to be a part of it, let alone win. Like, that is crazy to me.”

    The Bold and the Beautiful airs weekdays on CBS.

    Soaps In Depth Podcast - 2/18/19 - A Reunion For Julian & Alexis?

    (2/18/19) A Reunion For Julian & Alexis? (Listen / download).

    This week on the Soaps in Depth podcast, Richard and Charlie ponder whether General Hospital’s Julian and Alexis can — or even should — find their way back to one another. Also on tap this week: How Days Of Our Lives has kept John and Marlena front-and-center, why Bold & Beautiful should let Hope go over the edge and a celebration of Melody Thomas Scott’s four decades as The Young & The Restless’ Nikki.

    Courtney Hope and Darin Brooks Facebook Live

    (2/15/19) Video: Courtney Hope and Darin Brooks Facebook Live.

    Rena Sofer Announces Reunion With Ex

    (2/15/19) In a Valentine’s Day post, Rena Sofer (Quinn, B&B) announced that she and ex-hubby Sanford Bookstaver are back together. “Sometimes you are lucky enough to find the man of your dreams early in your life… and sometimes you divorce the man of your dreams after 13 years of marriage…,” she wrote. “Then… sometimes you are DOUBLY lucky enough to find the man of your dreams all over again!!! Realizing the love of my life has been there, all the time, for the last 18 years is the best gift I could have ever hoped to receive. @sbookstaver will you be my valentine? FOREVER?? #loml #happyvalentinesday.” Bookstaver tweeted, “This woman @rena.sofer is the love of my life! It’s been a long journey together, and I couldn’t be happier that we have found each other again. Here’s to a long and beautiful life together forever. Happy Valentine’s Day! #valentinesday#love #forever.”

    GH's Jax Returns

    (2/14/19) Having wrapped his run as The Bold and the Beautiful‘s Thorne, Ingo Rademacher is heading back to ABC’s General Hospital to build on Jax’s legacy. Watch his announcement video here.

    Schae Harrison's Health Crisis — and How You Can Help

    (2/14/19) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) When Darla Einstein was mentioned recently on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, some viewers found themselves wondering what happened to her portrayer, Schae Harrison. Well, it turns out that the reason that the actress hasn’t been seen on screen in recent years is because she has become quite ill and the soap even shared the link to a GoFundMe page hoping to raise emergency funds to offset the costs of her medical expenses.

    “Schae was formally diagnosed with Chronic Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,” wrote Cathy Tomas, who set up the fundraising effort. “Her symptoms started almost two years ago but it took a lot of time and heartache before she got formally diagnosed. It’s been so hard for her and she had to quit her job on CASTLE because she couldn’t stand and work long hours. She is now sometimes in a wheelchair. She is on medication and getting treatments but because she can’t work, she’s run through her savings and is finding it hard to pay for medical expenses and for taking care of her son, Haven. She loves Haven more than anything and her heart is broken that he’s suffering because of her illness.”

    Harrison reportedly filed a claim for social security disability two years ago but her case isn’t scheduled to be heard until April of 2019, so Tomas is hoping to raise $8,000 to pay her overdue bills as well as rent, food, utilities, and medications until the disability is approved. The fundraising is well on its way, and if you would like to donate even just a little bit, you can do so at the GoFundMe link above.

    Longtime B&B fans remember Harrison as the ditzy and lovable Darla, a role she played from 1989 until 2006 when the character was killed off. Although she did make a handful of ghostly appearances in 2014 and 2015. The character was mentioned on the soap recently when Thorne brought up his late wife in a conversation with current wife, Katie.

    Lauralee Bell To Star In & EP Lifetime Movie ‘Nightmare Tenant’

    (2/13/19) Lauralee Bell is set to star in and executive produce Nightmare Tenant, a Lifetime movie thriller that premieres March 22 as the anchor of the channel’s Spring Breakdown films.

    Bell, a Daytime Emmy nominee for her decades-long role on The Young and the Restless, plays Dr. Carol Allen, a kind-hearted Ivy League alum and single mom whose high-achieving and well-rounded daughter (Heather Hopkins) gets accepted into the same university. At her daughter’s suggestion, she takes in a hard-luck student so she won’t be living alone when her daughter starts college.

    Rob Malenfant directs Nightmare Tenant, and Ken Sanders produced it in a reteaming with his Mistress Hunter star Bell.

    Bell wrote, directed and produced mI promise, a 2014 Daytime Emmy-winning web series that follows a 16-year old girl who makes a critical error by texting and driving. It premieres this week on Amazon Prime. Her credits also include web series Family Dinner and Just Off Rodeo and the 2006 Lifetime movie Past Sins. Bell is repped by House of Representatives Denny Sevier and Focused Artists.

    NAACP Image Awards Nominees

    (2/13/19) 50th NAACP Image Awards celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of TV, music, literature and film will be unveiled March 30 at the Dolby Theatre in a ceremony that will air live on TV One.

    Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
    Chadwick Boseman – Black Panther (Marvel Studios)
    Michael B Jordan – Creed II (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios)
    Denzel Washington – The Equalizer 2 (Columbia Pictures)
    John David Washington – BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)
    Stephan James – If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures)

    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
    Brian Tyree Henry – If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures)
    Mahershala Ali – Green Book (Universal Pictures, Participant Media, DreamWorks)
    Michael B. Jordan – Black Panther (Marvel Studios)
    Russell Hornsby – The Hate U Give (20th Century Fox)
    Winston Duke – Black Panther (Marvel Studios)

    Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture
    Black Panther (Marvel Studios)
    BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)
    Crazy Rich Asians (Warner Bros. Pictures)
    The Hate U Give (20th Century Fox)
    Widows (20th Century Fox)

    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
    Jay Ellis, Insecure (HBO)
    John David Washington, Ballers (HBO)
    Laurence Fishburne, black-ish (ABC)
    Marcus Scribner, black-ish (ABC)
    Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

    Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
    Brandon Victor Dixon, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC)
    John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC)
    Michael B. Jordan, Fahrenheit 451 (HBO)
    Russell Hornsby, Seven Seconds (Netflix)
    Woody McClain, The Bobby Brown Story (BET)

    Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
    Donald Glover – Atlanta – FUBU (FX Networks)
    Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin – Chapter Seventy-Four (CW)
    Hiro Murai – Atlanta – Teddy Perkins (FX Networks)
    Ken Whittingham – Atypical – “Ernest Shackleton’s Rules for Survival” (Netflix)
    Millicent Shelton – Insecure – High-Like (HBO).

    Obba Babatunde In ‘Miss Havisham’

    (2/12/19) Obba Babatunde (Dear White People), Ella Joyce (Set it Off), and Wesley Jonathan (The Soul Man) have joined indie drama Miss Havisham Effect, which stars Rochelle Aytes and Brian White. Directed by Leila Djansi, the Lawren Henderson-written screenplay deals with Aytes’ real-life account of the long-term damage caused by a drug addict father and the toll it takes on a family. Aytes, White, and Ryan Daly from Zero Gravity Management are producing the project. Lou Ariola, Jenny Alonzo, Dave Ross, and Taryn Sims serve as exec producers. Babatunde is repped by Stone Manners Salners; Joyce by Arthur Toretzky and Landmark Artists Management; Jonathan by Innovative Artists & Marsh Entertainment.

    THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL Casts Matthew Atkinson as the New Thomas!

    (2/12/19) The Forrester Family is growing again as Matthew Atkinson joins the cast of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL as the much-missed Thomas Forrester beginning on Thursday, March 14! He will be the fourth adult actor to portray the character, most recently played by Pierson Fodé. “We are thrilled you are here with us portraying Thomas!” the soap tweeted when the news broke.

    Atkinson will be familiar to CBS Daytime fans from his stint as Austin Travers on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS from 2014-15. During his time in Genoa City, Austin started as a television cameraman before graduating to kidnapper, but his romance with Summer Newman hit the skids when he was unexpectedly found murdered!

    Before joining Y&R, Atkinson had roles on JANE BY DESIGN and PARENTHOOD, and after leaving daytime, he could be seen in shows like YOUNG & HUNGRY, POWERLESS, and NCIS: LOS ANGELES. And now the actor is returning to daytime to bring Thomas back to B&B. The Forrester heir was last seen in the spring of 2018 when he returned to New York City to live with Caroline and their son, Douglas.

    What brings Thomas back home again? And will he attempt to rekindle his relationship with Sally? Stay tuned to find out.

    Kim Matula Previews Her New Movie, 'Fighting With My Family'

    (2/10/19) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) Fans of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL alum Kim Matula (ex-Hope) who were sad when her sitcom, LA TO VEGAS was cancelled after just one season can look forward to the actress showing off her comedic flair in the upcoming movie, Fighting With My Family, when it premieres on Friday, Feb. 22! “This film is funny, it’s moving, and I’m proud to have been a part of it,” she shared on Instagram. “I can’t wait for you guys to see it.”

    (Video) The film is based on the 2012 documentary The Wrestlers: Fighting With My Family, which depicted the career of professional wrestler Paige, who won the WWE Divas Championship in 2014. This version stars actress Florence Pugh as Paige, and the cast also includes Nick Frost, Lena Headey, Vince Vaughan and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as himself! Kim Matula plays the character of Jeri-Lynn, and she shared a quick clip of one of her hilarious moments in the movie.

    Matula got her big break when she landed the role of Hope Logan on B&B in 2010, earning a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Younger Actress in 2014. While she left the soap in December of 2014, the actress did pop back for a couple brief guest appearances in 2015 and 2016, although the role was eventually recast with Annika Noelle in 2018 when the character was brought back full-time.

    After leaving daytime, Matula found success in primetime with the role of Tiffany in the second season of Lifetime’s critically-acclaimed series UnREAL and in 2018 starred as Ronnie in FOX’s LA TO VEGAS. And now she’s hitting the big screen in Fighting With My Family! “An honor for me to play a small part in Paige’s career-defining moment, as well as bringing her family’s fascinating story to the big screen,” Matula expressed.(Trailer) Fighting With My Family, written and directed by British comedian Stephen Merchant (THE OFFICE), has already premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, but will be in theaters near you starting on Feb. 22. So make sure to check it out. And for a real taste of the whole movie, you can watch this official trailer first!

    Reign Edwards Recurs on MacGyver 2/15/19

    (2/8/19) “K9 + Smugglers + New Recruit” – After a surprising introduction to Phoenix’s newest recruit, Desi (Levy Tran), MacGyver and team are assigned to escort and protect an ATF (alcohol, tobacco, firearms) gun-sniffing dog who has a bounty on his head, only to discover they’re not the only ones crashing the weapon drop, on MACGYVER, Friday, Feb. 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    RECURRING CAST: Reign Edwards (Leanne), Levy Tran (Desi).

    B&B's Katherine Kelly Lang Shares Her Experience on I'M A CELEBRITY... GET ME OUT OF HERE!

    (2/7/19) As Brooke Logan Forrester on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, Katherine Kelly Lang always looks glamorous, but the actress had quite a different television experience when she joined the cast of the Australian version of the popular reality series, I’M A CELEBRITY... GET ME OUT OF HERE!. “I’m very nervous,” Lang admitted to 10 daily as she prepared to enter the jungle. “I am. It’s like, what am I doing, you know?”

    Based on the long-running British TV series of the same name, I’M A CELEBRITY... GET ME OUT OF HERE! sticks a group of celebrities into a special camp in the South African jungle where they compete against each other in challenges to earn meals and luxuries while also trying to avoid being voted off. And if at any point the experience gets to be too much, the contestant can quit by declaring: "I'm a celebrity... get me out of here!" Lang made her first appearance on the 17th day of this season, and joins Australian TV presenters, comedians, reality TV personalities, and former politicians. There is only one other American in the cast currently, former TODAY gossip correspondent Richard Reid. Watch the promo for her first appearance here: Video.

    The grand prize for the celebrity who lasts the longest is a $100,000 prize donated to the charity of their choosing. In Lang’s case, it would be Breakaway from Cancer. “It’s personal for me because my father passed away from cancer when I was 13,” the actress confided. “They’re really amazing. They do so much for the people that are struggling with cancer. They’re very dear to my heart.”

    (Video) Sadly, Lang didn’t last very long in the jungle, and was eliminated from the series after just one week in the competition. “I met some amazing people,” the actress tweeted afterwards, “had good chats, lots of laughs, lost 10 pounds — so hungry — challenged myself in trials, learned to live 24/7 with complete strangers, learned more about myself, brought awareness to Breakaway From Cancer… thank you for the opportunity!” In her exit interview, Lang grew emotional as she talked about the wonderful people she’d met there and admitted the first thing she wanted to do was take a shower!

    (Video) The show also shared another clip where she expresses her disappointment at being eliminated but her joy at being able to eat real food again, especially the giant tray of tacos they served her!

    Talk Show Appearance

    (2/4/19) THE REAL, syndicated

    We 2/6: Wayne Brady

    Dishing with Digest - 2/1/19 - Heather Tom

    (2/1/19) B&B’s Heather Tom Looks Back On her Daytime Run (Listen / download).

    Heather Tom (Katie) talks about on her soap past, her five Emmy wins, her B&B leading men, becoming a director and more with Digest’s Stephanie Sloane and Mara Levinsky. We also look at the actors who made the cut to receive Emmy pre-nominations.

    Diary of a Female President, From EP Gina Rodriguez, Ordered to Series at Disney+ Streaming Service

    (2/1/19) The glass ceiling is about to come crashing down at Disney’s streaming service.

    Disney+ has given a 10-episode, straight-to-series order to Diary of a Female President, executive-produced by Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez.

    The project follows a 12-year-old, Cuban-American girl (via the narration of her diary) as she navigates the ups and downs of middle school and her journey to becoming the future president of the United States.

    Rodriguez will work alongside producing partner Emily Gipson on the series, with Robin Shorr (The Carmichael Show, The Middle) attached as showrunner. Series creator Ilana Peña (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) will pen the scripts.

    Though a specific premiere date has not yet been announced for Diary of a Female President, the Disney+ streaming service is expected to launch in late 2019.

    The platform’s scripted lineup also includes two live-action Star Wars series — the Pedro Pascal-led Mandalorian and a Rogue One prequel — as well as a gender-flipped High Fidelity adaptation and multiple potential standalone series centered on characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Loki, Scarlet Witch, Falcon and Winter Soldier.

    Sean Kanan Invites You to Dinner With Deacon and Amber!

    (1/31/19) This June, fans of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL and THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS characters Deacon Sharpe and Amber Moore will be able to have dinner with them! Actors Sean Kanan and Adrienne Frantz will be hosting a memorable night out in Los Angeles, CA, on Saturday, June 22, from 8-10 p.m. PDT. “After all these years, the fans still love Deacon and Amber,” Kanan confided to Soaps In Depth. “This special evening will be a great opportunity to spend an intimate dinner with us. The evening will have a fantastic dinner followed by a Q&A and some very cool surprises.”

    B&B viewers remember Deacon as the biological father of Little Eric, who tried to seduce Amber away from Rick, and the two characters eventually reconnected years later on Y&R as Deacon blackmailed Amber into marriage. Thankfully, the actors are nothing like their troublemaking alter-egos, so the dinner should be a lot of fun!

    Tickets are available now, but they are also limited. They will include a catered dinner, photo opportunities, a Q&A session, a surprise gift, and more. You can find more information on the Facebook Event Page and you can order tickets directly from Kanan’s official website.

    GLAAD Media Awards Drop Soap Operas

    (1/25/19) Acknowledging the fairness, accuracy, inclusiveness, boldness, originality, impact and overall quality of LGBTQ representations in the media, this year’s GLAAD Media Awards has decided to drop the Daily Drama category, which recognized achievements on soap operas (The Bold and the Beautiful won the past three years).

    Stars React To Their Daytime Emmy Pre-Noms

    (1/25/19) Stars took to Twitter to share their feelings about landing pre-noms for the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. “You know as much as I try to b cool about getting nominated not getting nominated,” posted Maurice Benard (Sonny). “the reality is I always feel lucky and honored to be in the company of these actors Thank you” His co-star Michelle Stafford (Nina), in the hunt for Lead Actress, wrote, “I am HONORED to be included in this group of extremely talented women.” Billy Flynn (Chad, DAYS), who is on the list in the Best Actor category, posted, “I’m honored to be prenominated this year along side so many great actors. All my love to my @nbcdays family. Everyone of you is deserving. My heart is beaming… I’m filled with so much joy & love for the nominations of @MarciMiller [ex-Abigail, in Lead Actress] & @KateMansi [Abigail, in Guest Performer]. Y’all are my heart. #Chabby.” Jon Lindstrom (Ryan/Kevin, GH), in the Lead Actor category, enthused, “OK, my day just got made. Thx to all who voted and CONGRATS to my fellow pre-nominees!” Real-life duo Darin Brooks (Wyatt) and wife, Kelly Kruger (Mac, Y&R), both got nods. “Congrats to my babe @THEEdarinbrooks and everyone on both shows who got a prenom today!” posted Kruger, up in the Guest Performer category. Brooks, in Supporting Actor, responded, “Aww and Congrats to you too babe!!! @KrugerKelly so proud of both shows!!”

    Daytime Emmys Unveil Peer-Judged Drama Pre-Nominations

    (1/25/19) Daytime Emmys Unveil Peer-Judged Drama Pre-Nominations: read the nominees here.

    Gina Rodriguez tearfully responds to 'anti-black' criticism

    (1/24/19) Gina Rodriguez has tearfully hit back after a controversial interview saw her criticized for being “anti-black.”

    The 34-year-old actress hit headlines last year when she said in an interview with Net-a-Porter: “I get so petrified in this space talking about equal pay especially when you look at the intersectional aspect of it, right? Where white women get paid more than black women, black women get paid more than Asian women, Asian women get paid more than Latina women, and it’s like a very scary space to step into.”

    Following the release of the interview, many people accused Gina of being “anti-black,” and promoting the Latina community at the expense of the black community, but the Jane the Virgin star defended herself during a chat on SiriusXM’s Sway In The Morning.

    “I never said actresses. I wasn’t speaking about my industry. I always find it difficult to talk about equal pay as a woman who makes a substantial amount of money. As somebody who came from poverty to now the amount of money I get paid, it doesn’t feel right that I’m the one talking about it, because I’m so damn grateful,” Gina said.

    “What I was saying, was that when we talk about equal pay, we have to talk about intersectionality because we all must rise. And so the backlash was devastating to say the least,” she continued, before breaking down into tears.

    Attempting to compose herself, Gina then explained: “Because the black community was the only community I looked towards growing up. We didn’t have many Latino shows and the black community made me feel like I was seen, so to get anti-black is to say I’m anti-family.”

    The screen star continued that she made the decision to step away from social media after the scandal, because she found the backlash so difficult to deal with.

    “That was a really dark time for me… it made me get away from social media,” she went on. “What do you say sorry for cheating when you didn’t cheat?

    “Right now we are living in a culture that is very very terrifying. You make or misstep or say something that’s (taken) out of context, and all of a sudden any work you’ve ever done is deleted.”

    She concluded her interview by stating: “If I have hurt you, I am sorry, and I will always be sorry, but you have to know, until you know my heart, there is no way we can live off clickbait.”

    American Actress Joining 'I'm A Celeb'

    (1/22/19) (kiis1011.com.au) She's one of the longest running cast members in one of the world's most celebrated soap opera's but will the drama of the jungle live up to that of the Forrester family?

    Sources within the South African jungle have confirmed that Katherine Kelly Lang from 'The Bold And The Beautiful' will be the next celebrity 'intruder' on Australia’s 'I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here'.

    TV Blackbox claim the American actress, best known for playing Brooke Logan on the long-running soap opera since 1987, will be joining the reality show in the upcoming days.

    Katherine Kelly Lang is no stranger to the Australian media. During her appearances on Studio 10, she performed in skits alongside Ita Buttrose, and took part in games involving pancake mixture being poured over her head.

    It's safe to say that she is not afraid to get her hands dirty!

    The 57-year-old has also expressed interest in temporarily relocating to Australia.

    "I love the idea of having a place here," she told TV Week.

    "We've looked around the Manly area and hopefully we can buy in the near future. But we couldn't live here full-time, because of my job on Bold."

    Lang will be joining Love Island's Justin Lacko, MasterChef's Justine Schofield, Gogglebox duo Angie Kent and Yvie Jones, former X-Factor host Luke Jacobz, journalist Natasha Exelby, actor Tahir Bilgic, entertainment reporter Richard Reid, politicians Jacqui Lambie and Sam Dastyari, and AFL legends Shane Crawford and Dermott Brereton.

    The Soaps In Depth Podcast #1: The Inaugural Episode

    (1/22/19) (Listen / download) In this first episode of The Soaps In Depth Podcast hosts Richard Simms and Charlie Mason discuss the new General Hospital opening, 5 Things We Love Right Now, and share their thoughts on what would happen if they wrote the soaps.

    Fiji Water Girl Kellen Cuthbert Snags ‘Bold And The Beautiful’ Appearance

    (1/20/19) It apparently pays to photobomb.

    Kelleth Cuthbert, the Fiji Water Girl whose blue dress, coy smile and knack for being in strategic places captivated the online world on the 2019 Golden Globes red carpet, has been working on the soap opera The Bold and The Beautiful. Her appearance will air Feb. 6, according to reports.

    Cuthbert posted a photo of herself on Instagram with some of the soap’s cast this week, captioning the shot, “Thank you to the lovely folks of @boldandbeautifulcbs for having me yesterday!” (Photo)

    Details of her appearance or the possibility of an ongoing role were not revealed. Since the Golden Globes, Cuthbert and her water tray have become a favorite meme in social media.

    Carol Channing Dead at 97

    (1/16/19) Broadway legend Carol Channing, who won a Tony Award for her starring role in Hello, Dolly!, died Tuesday of natural causes. She was 97.

    Channing’s publicist gave the following statement to BroadwayWorld:

    It is with extreme heartache that I have to announce the passing of an original Industry Pioneer, Legend and Icon — Miss Carol Channing. I admired her before I met her, and have loved her since the day she stepped … or fell rather … into my life. It is so very hard to see the final curtain lower on a woman who has been a daily part of my life for more than a third of it. We supported each other, cried with each other, argued with each other, but always ended up laughing with each other. Saying good-bye is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do, but I know that when I feel those uncontrollable urges to laugh at everything and/or nothing at all, it will be because she is with me, tickling my funny bone.

    Channing was best known for her stage work, which earned her three more Tony nominations (for The Vamp, Show Girl and Lorelei) in addition to her Hello, Dolly! win in 1964. She also received a Lifetime Achievement Tony Award at the 1995 ceremony. After gaining national attention for her theater work, Channing became the first celebrity to perform at a Super Bowl halftime show, taking the field at Super Bowl IV in 1970. TV audiences knew Channing as The Love Boat‘s Aunt Sylvia Duvall, who appeared numerous times during the series’ decade-long run. She also did voiceover work throughout her career, lending her pipes to an animated version of The Addams Family, as well as Where’s Waldo?, The Magic School Bus and an episode of Family Guy. Other TV work included The Bold and the Beautiful, Touched by an Angel and dozens of game show episodes in the 1970s and ’80s.

    Channing’s most notable film role was Thoroughly Modern Millie‘s Muzzy Van Hossmere, for which she won a Golden Globe in 1968 and snagged an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

    Meet B&B’s Newest Guest Star

    (1/16/19) Kelleth Cuthbert, better known as the Fiji Water Girl from this year’s Golden Globe Awards, makes her daytime debut on B&B. Cuthbert plays Raine, a Forrester model. The real-life Canadian-born model/actress became an American media sensation after appearing in the background numerous times throughout the red carpet event, reportedly jumping from 54,000 followers before her Fiji stint to 208,000 just days afterward. Cuthbert is scheduled to air on B&B on February 6.

    Florence on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL — Everything You Need to Know

    (1/16/19) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) Another familiar face has joined the cast of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL! The soap cast Katrina Bowden in the newly-created role of Florence, and Flo made her first appearance in the episode that aired on Jan. 14. Viewers will most likely recognize Bowden from her role on the hit NBC sitcom 30 ROCK, although this isn't her first soap role!

    Florence introduced herself to Taylor as the mother of the baby girl that Dr. Reese Buckingham is offering for Steffy to potentially adopt. She insisted that the father wants nothing to do with them and that she desperately needs the money. However, when Reese asked that his name be kept out of the arrangement, it became clear things may not be exactly as they appear.

    Bowden is best known for playing Cerie Xerox, Liz Lemon’s assistant on 30 ROCK, and she also played Fortune on the TNT original series PUBLIC MORALS in 2015. She has also guest starred on primetime series like PSYCH, UGLY BETTY, and NEW GIRL. Bowden can also be seen in films like Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil, Piranha 3DD, and Framed By My Fiancé. B&B also won’t be her first appearance in daytime, as Bowden appeared in a couple episodes of ABC’s ONE LIFE TO LIVE as Britney back in 2006 when her career was just beginning to take off.

    Gina Rodriguez reveals she exposed her butt during 'Jane the Virgin' audition

    (1/14/19) Actress Gina Rodriguez still blushes when she recalls ripping her skirt and exposing her butt while auditioning for Jane the Virgin.

    The TV beauty was dressed to impress for the screen test, but an unexpected wardrobe malfunction left her face red and her rear exposed.

    “My most embarrassing moment during an audition was pilot season (of Jane the Virgin),” the 34-year-old tells Us Weekly. “The year I booked Jane, I ripped my pencil skirt down the back in the audition, no panties. It was awful.”

    As Gina prepares to debut the fifth and final season of her hit comedy series this spring, her attention is turning to fiance Joe LoCicero, who she met on set and then reconnected with at her local boxing gym.

    The star can’t wait to spend more time relaxing with her man at home.

    “The ideal perfect date night (includes) bomb food, a movie and talking ’til it’s time to go to sleep,” she gushes, before admitting he has won the key to her heart forever by scrubbing her floors.

    “The most romantic thing (my fiance) Joe LoCicero does is cleaning because he knows that my peace and balance come from everything being clean,” Gina smiles. “Cleaning my house is what I do to escape.”

    The final season of Jane the Virgin premieres on March 27, but Gina has plenty of other career news to celebrate before that – the star’s new highly-anticipated action thriller Miss Bala, about a woman who takes on the bosses of a Mexican drug cartel to rescue her kidnapped friend, reaches U.S. theatres on February 1.

    Nominations for the sixth annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards

    (1/11/19) IATSE Local 706 will hand out its hardware February 16 during its ceremony at Novo in Los Angeles.

    DAYTIME TELEVISION – BEST MAKE-UP

    The Bold and the Beautiful
    Christine Lai Johnson, Chris Escobosa, Jennifer Wittman

    The Price Is Right
    Carol Wood, Jason Collins

    The Real DaytimeMelanie Mills, Glen Alen Gutierrez, Motoko Honjyo Clayton

    The Young and the Restless
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    A First Look at Rebecca Budig's New Role on L.A.'S FINEST!

    (1/8/19) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) (Photo1, Photo2) It’s unlikely you’ll see it her alter ego of Quinn Forrester sporting it on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, but Rena Sofer just got a new tattoo with a very special meaning. Shortly after the New Year, the actress teased fans with a shot of her getting the ink on her left forearm. “I’ll show it when it’s healed!” she promised. “48 hours!”

    Once her arm was healed, Sofer shared a shot of the image that was designed by her daughter, artist Rosabel Rosalind Kurth, and then transformed into skin art by Los Angeles-based tattoo artist Daniel Winter. And each part of the detailed design carries a special meaning for the actress and mother. “I am the queen bee,” she explained. “And the MRA in my scepter are for my girls. The shoes show while I can be a woman in every sense of the word, I’ll also protect my family with everything I have. The crown says what I am: MAMA.”

    Sofer has other tattoos that she has gotten over the years, but this one is extra-special and one that took extra planning. “I’ve thought about this for years so it wasn’t a snap decision, and while I’ve had many tattoos in my life, this is my most meaningful,” she expressed. “Thank you, Rosabel, for the amazing art, and Daniel Winter for the amazing work.”

    Rosabel really is a very talented artist, and Winter did an incredible job translating it into a tattoo for Sofer. Of course, now we can’t help but wonder what kind of tattoos Quinn might get for herself!

    Golden Globes Awards: 2019 Presenters

    (1/4/19) Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga will bring their A Star is Born buzz to the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday as presenters: The co-stars are among the second round of presenters announced today by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

    Also included in the second presenters batch are: Antonio Banderas, Kristen Bell, Emily Blunt, Steve Carell, Olivia Colman, Taron Egerton, Richard Gere, Danai Gurira, Nicole Kidman, Lucy Liu, Julianne Moore, Maya Rudolph, Megan Mullally, Chris Pine, Amy Poehler, Gina Rodriguez, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.

    Today’s round of presenters joins those previous announced: Halle Berry, Chadwick Boseman, Sterling K. Brown, Jessica Chastain, Kaley Cuoco, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dick Van Dyke, Idris Elba, Harrison Ford, Johnny Galecki, Justin Hartley, Taraji P. Henson, Felicity Huffman, Allison Janney, Michael B. Jordan, William H. Macy, Chrissy Metz, Mike Myers, Lupita Nyong’o, Gary Oldman, Jim Parsons, Sam Rockwell, Saoirse Ronan, Octavia Spencer, Ben Stiller, Lena Waithe and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

    Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg will host the ceremony airing live coast to coast on Sunday, January 6, from 5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET on NBC from The Beverly Hilton.

    THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS and THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL Pay Tribute to Scha Jani

    (1/4/19) Viewers of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS and THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL saw that at the end of the Jan. 2 episode of each soap there was a special dedication in loving memory of Scha Jani. But because he worked behind the scenes, many fans aren’t aware of his contribution to the shows.

    Part of the technical crew, Jani worked as a video operator, lighting director, and technical supervisor at B&B and as a video operator at Y&R. He began working in Genoa City back in 1984 and added B&B to his resume in 1987. Jani was also a video controller and operator for the CBS primetime reality competition show SURVIVOR. As part of the technical team, Jani earned 30 Daytime Emmy Award nominations for his work — and two Primetime Emmy nods — taking home 16 trophies over the course of his daytime career.

    Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones during this difficult time.

    Best & Worst of '18: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    (12/30/18) Read our take on the year that was 2018.

    Including Highs & Lows from each soap, Wishes for the future, Best Newcomer and more.

    Read it all here!

    Usher Files for Divorce from Estranged Wife Grace Miguel

    (12/30/18) Usher has officially filed from divorce from his estranged wife, Grace Miguel, who he publicly split with earlier this year.

    The "Let it Burn" singer filed docs -- obtained by TMZ -- in Atlanta Friday to call it quits on the marriage. The move is anything but surprising ... it was back in March -- on the heels of several allegations and lawsuits claiming Usher spread herpes -- the couple announced things were over.

    The docs state December 24, 2017 as the couple's date of separation. They also say the two reached a confidential settlement agreement ... so it's all finished and just waiting on a judge to sign off.

    In a joint statement, Usher and Grace said, "After much thought and consideration we have mutually decided to separate as a couple. We remain deeply connected, loving friends who will continue supporting each other through the next phases of our lives."

    The two got hitched back in 2015 and did not have any children together.

    PLAYER PRESS RELEASE: Beckett and Moss Settle their Trademark dispute!!

    (12/28/18) Beckett and Moss Settle their Trademark dispute!!

    Ronn Moss and Peter Beckett announced that they have resolved their trademark dispute over the band’s name PLAYER

    PLAYER is an American rock band from the 1970s which had several top 100 hits, 3 top 40 hits, 2 that were in the top 10 including their #1 single, “Baby Come Back”

    In a joint statement, both artists have announced that they will be going in separate directions, but each agrees that the name “PLAYER” belongs to both of them.

    That said, Beckett and Moss have agreed to allow each other limited use of the PLAYER mark going forward.

    “So as to avoid any potential fan confusion, Beckett and Moss have agreed to add their own name in front of the PLAYER mark…i.e. Peter Beckett’s PLAYER and Ronn Moss’ PLAYER. Beckett and Moss each wish the other nothing but success going forward.”

    Season 4 Of THE BAY Drops Today

    (12/28/18) On Friday, December 28, season four of the Emmy-winning digital drama series THE BAY will be released. Expect five all–new installments, totaling over three hours worth of new content. The first half of the season will be available for 48 hours for free on the show’s official website at http://www.thebaytheseries.com, with an Amazon Prime Video release to follow. Check out this season 3 recap to get you up to speed, and get prepared to #BingeTheBay on Friday! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D4KSjoLk9Q&feature=youtu.be.

    Ingo Rademacher Announces B&B Exit

    (12/23/18) In a post on Instagram, Ingo Rademacher revealed he will be wrapping up his run as B&B’s Thorne. “I think it’s time to set the record straight,” he posted. “I have decided to not continue with my contract on The Bold and The Beautiful and I’ll be finishing up my last episodes in January. I want to thank [Executive Producer/Head Writer] Brad Bell( we’ve been communicating) the entire show and cast (truly awesome people) and also CBS for a fun year of playing Thorne.” The actor, who has spent the last two months in Hawaii with his family, indicated that this might not be the end of him as Thorne. “We are parting on good terms and with the possibility of a return,” he added. “We shall see what the new year brings.”

    Jacob Young Opens up About Returning to GENERAL HOSPITAL as Lucky

    (12/19/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Whenever GENERAL HOSPITAL mentions the character of Lucky Spencer, fans can’t help but wonder if he’ll be coming back to the canvas again. And one of the actors to play the role, Jacob Young, is available now that he’s off-contract at THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL where he played Rick. “It’s always been on my radar,” the actor told Soaps In Depth of a possible return to Port Charles. “Lucky was a really special time and of course, I won the Emmy for that role, so that’s always gonna stick out in my mind.”

    Young joined the cast of GH as a recast Lucky in 2000, taking over for Jonathan Jackson. He played the role until 2003, taking home the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in 2002. Young went on to play JR Chandler on ALL MY CHILDREN before returning to B&B in 2011. However, in May of 2018, the actor announced that he was not renewing his contract with the CBS sudser to pursue other opportunities. “If B&B doesn’t have any stories for me to play and GH does, then I am more than willing to,” Young admitted before adding, “I don’t see myself going under contract.”

    Having launched a talk show series on YouTube, a new album, and starred in a couple of TV movies, Young has definitely made the most of his available time and wants to continue to explore new paths. “It’s always a struggle,” he confided. “If there’s a storyline written on one of the shows, then I’m not going to be able to mostly likely be part of a film. So I don’t want to limit myself and I think that they understand that. But a lot of times they want you to sign a contract, so it’s a catch-22.”

    However, a short stint would definitely be doable if it worked with his schedule. “Yes, absolutely,” Young concluded. “And I’m totally open to that. I think [GH executive producer] Frank Valentini is aware of that, too.”

    Stay tuned to see if Young returns to either GH or B&B in the future.

    Nash Grier, ‘Dance Moms’ Nia Sioux, D’Ambrosio Twins, & Nina Kiri To Star In Indie Film ‘The Code’

    (12/19/18) Social media star Nash Grier, Dance Moms original Nia Sioux, twins Bianca and Chiara D’Ambrosio (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn), and Nina Kiri (The Handmaid’s Tale) have all been tapped as leads in The Code, a sci-fi adventure feature written and directed by Tony Aloupis (Safelight, Sugar).

    Co-produced by Origin Entertainment and Hacienda Film Co., the film is set in the distant future, in an age where humans have enjoyed centuries of peace, prosperity, and immortality due to a genetic modification called ‘The Code. In this utopian society, a small band of rebels — Suria (Bianca D’Ambrosio), Siona (Chiara D’Ambrosio), Medorin (Kiri), Sonitas (Sioux), and Gergot (Grier) — dares to question whether they want to live forever, launching a revolution of unparalleled proportions.

    Filming is currently underway.

    Grier is repped by UTA and Legacy Talent and Entertainment; Sioux by UTA and Monogram Management Group; D’Ambrosio twins by Snow Entertainment and The Savage Agency; Kiri by Gersh and Inphenate.

    B&B’s Young Addresses Story Twist

    (12/14/18) Jacob Young tweeted an update about Rick’s B&B story and his status with the show. “I for one am incredibly sad and disappointed. Rick and Maya have split. (Love that would never die)” the actor posted on Twitter. “I loved working with @karlamosley Opens a New Window. it has been the highlight of my 21 year career in daytime.” Young also included a note to fans if they’d like to see Rick back in action, adding, “TRUST ME when I say your opinion matters.”

    B&B Airs 8,000th Episode

    (12/14/18) On January 4, 2019, B&B will air is 8000th episode. “It’s astonishing to look at the script we’re working on today and see episode 8000,” said Executive Producer/Head Writer Bradley Bell in a statement. “We’re grateful that you’ve allowed us into your homes for over 30 years. The 8000th episode is classic BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL drama. The story arc centers around an event so profound, it sends shockwaves throughout the lives of the Forresters, Spencers, Avants, Spectras and Logans for years to come.” The show debuted on March 23, 1987.

    Jennifer Gareis Reveals Why She Returned to THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL

    (12/14/18) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) In “mom mode” for the past few years raising her children, Gavin, 8, and Sophia, 6, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL’s Jennifer Gareis (Donna) had hoped to resume her acting career once both kids were in school full-time. “My priority was motherhood, and I thought it was worth that sacrifice,” Gareis admitted to Soaps In Depth, also acknowledging she wasn’t sure how easy it would be to find work again after taking a break to be with her babies. Around the time she was sending little Sophia off on her first day of kindergarten, Gareis happened to be back at CBS making a guest appearance for a B&B wedding. “I went up to [executive producer and headwriter Bradley Bell’s] office just to say hi, and he said, ‘Jenny! What’s your schedule like?’”

    The actress later felt hopeful when her scenes at Katie’s wedding included a sentimental flashback of Eric and Donna’s relationship. “That wasn’t originally in the script,” she explained. Bell eventually revealed he wanted Gareis back on contract to help stir the (honey) pot where Eric and Quinn’s storyline was concerned. “It’s like the stars aligned,” she says. “The timing couldn’t have been more perfect.”

    Gareis says it wouldn’t have mattered what storyline she was brought back in for, she was simply thrilled to be home again on the B&B set. “It’s the only job I ever really wanted, because it’s a good fit, from the people who work there to the schedule,” she noted. “Everyone seems to have the same thoughts there toward family and work/life balance.”

    Though a lot of the cast has changed since Gareis was last on contract with the show in 2015, she never felt too out of sync with things because she’s done so much recurring work, popping in for holidays and weddings over the years. “If I hadn’t done that, it might have seemed like a bit of a shock, but I’ve been on set so many times in the past few years that it feels like I never stopped,” the actress revealed. On the home front, there have been adjustments to be made, of course. “The kids kind of got upset when I told them, ‘Mommy is going back to work,’ but [husband Bobby Ghassemieh] has really stepped up [to help with the kids], which is kind of cool. It’s been good for their relationship.”

    Gareis’ B&B co-workers are thrilled to have her back in more ways than one. Having Donna once again in the mix means an uptick in storyline for John McCook (Eric), Rena Sofer (Quinn) and Alley Mills (Pam), all of whom will be interacting with the blonde, for better or (in Quinn’s case) worse! “I don’t think Donna is a homewrecker, but she doesn’t believe that Quinn is appropriate for Eric,” Gareis maintained. “Donna saw her dark side a long time ago, and even though Eric may be oblivious to it, Donna thinks that side of Quinn is still there.”

    If so, things could end up getting pretty intense for the middle Logan sister, though Gareis predicts there will still be a lot worth chuckling over. After all, Donna’s comedic moments are fairly legendary. Remember, she’s been doused in goo and glitter, got an “ugly make-under” courtesy of Pam, and was strapped to a chair, covered with honey and left to tempt a hungry bear! “I love poking fun at myself,” says Gareis. “Those were some of the best scenes, and I can’t wait to get back to that. Of course, it could end up being Pam and Donna doing those sort of things to Quinn. Who knows?!”

    Ashley Jones Returns to THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL

    (12/13/18) Bridget is back! Ashley Jones is returning to THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL for another visit just in time for the holidays. The soap has confirmed that the actress will first appear in the episode scheduled to air on Tuesday, December 25. “I have a really deep affinity for B&B," she admitted to Soaps In Depth. "And I always will. So any time they want to write for Bridget, those are my roots, so I would love to do that. And with Bridget, I think there's plenty of story to tell."

    Jones took over the role of Eric and Brooke’s daughter in 2004 from Emily Harrison, who only lasted a few months in the role after Jennifer Finnigan had vacated it. She left in 2010, returned on a recurring basis from 2011-12, and continued to reappear for brief stints in 2013 and 2015. The last time viewers saw Bridget was in September of 2018 when she came home to attend the wedding of her Aunt Katie when she was tying the knot with Thorne Forrester.

    Before B&B, Jones had appeared on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS from 1997-2000, earning two Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Younger Actress in the process. After leaving B&B, the actress starred as Daphne on the second season of HBO’s supernatural drama TRUE BLOOD and appeared in numerous Lifetime movies like A Teacher’s Crime, Secrets From Her Past, and A Sister’s Revenge. In 2016, Jones was cast as Parker Forsyth on the ABC sudser GENERAL HOSPITAL, and she made sporadic appearances as that character until 2017.

    While this will likely be just another brief stint over the holiday season, perhaps this visit will mix Bridget up in some big drama and she'll stick around. You never know!

    30 Rock Alum Katrina Bowden Joins Bold and the Beautiful as Series Regular

    (12/12/18) 30 Rock vet Katrina Bowden is returning to her soap opera roots with a series-regular role on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful, TVLine has learned exclusively.

    The actress — who made her acting debut in 2006 via a multi-episode arc on ABC’s now-defunct One Life to Live — will play Flo, a character who shares a past with Dr. Reese Buckingham’s (Wayne Brady). Her first episode is slated to air on Jan. 14.

    Bowden appeared in all seven seasons of 30 Rock as Liz Lemon’s assistant Cerie Xerox. Additional TV credits include guest stints on Psych, Ugly Betty and New Girl, as well as starring roles in the Lifetime movies I Killed My BFF and Framed By My Fiance. Earlier this year, she headlined the Hallmark pic Love on the Slopes.

    B&B’s Adain Bradley Shoots First Movie

    (12/7/18) Adain Bradley (Xander, B&B) is spending his holiday hiatus shooting a film. The actor took to Instagram to share the news, stating he’d wrapped taping for the year and, “I’m going to shoot my movie, my first movie.” While he divulged no details of the project, Bradley thanked the fans for their support, adding, “There’s more coming next year, but I’m going to go and shoot this movie real quick. Thanks, guys!”

    Dishing with Digest 12/7/18 - Rena Sofer

    (12/7/18) B&B's Rena Sofer Gets Personal (Listen / download)

    B&B's Rena Sofer talks about playing B&B's Quinn, her early soap roots on LOVING and GH, her prime-time past, some changes in her personal life and much more with Digest's Stephanie Sloane and Mara Levinsky. We also examine how it plays out when actors reclaim their roles, and discuss soaps' most romantic moments.

    Will Rick Return to THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL? — Jacob Young Speaks Out

    (12/7/18) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) It was back in May of 2018 that Jacob Young revealed that he had chosen not to renew his contract with THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, and Rick Forrester was last seen at the end of that same month. But with Maya set to return to the screen soon, fans are wondering if Rick will ever return to Los Angeles to rejoin his wife and the rest of his family. “They’ve talked to me briefly about possibilities coming up,” Young confided to Soaps In Depth. “Whether that is just hearsay or they really have me on their radar…”

    Since leaving B&B, Young had launched a new talk show on YouTube, released a new album of music, and appeared in the Lifetime thriller Killer Vacation as well as Hallmark’s Christmas Made to Order. So the actor has no interest in going back on contract at this time. “I told them, if you have something for me to come in and play, I’d be more than happy to,” Young revealed. “I don’t want to just completely abandon the fans, and of course the character. I’m not holding my breath, so to speak, but if they need me, I’ll be there for them.”

    And Young doesn’t need to sit around waiting for the phone to ring because he’s been keeping very busy exploring other career opportunities. “Exactly,” he declared. “My wife, she said the same thing. She said, ‘You know, you could be sitting around waiting for them to call you, but you’ve been busting your butt and getting out there and auditioning for everything you feel that you’re right for and I’m just really proud of you and happy that you’re doing that.’”

    So while there’s no official plans to bring Rick back to B&B currently, fans can take heart that Young is willing to reprise the role if the soap has a juicy story for him to play… and if he can fit it into his busy schedule!

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    Rena Sofer Celebrates Her 50th Birthday With an Inspirational Message to Fans (and an Awesome Party!)

    (12/5/18) (Photo) On Dec. 2, Rena Sofer celebrated her 50th birthday and the star of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL (as Quinn) and alum of GENERAL HOSPITAL (as Lois) shared a very special message with her fans on Instagram. “Today I get to celebrate the fact that I have been occupying space on this beautiful planet for 50 years,” she mused. “As a child we think, ‘Wow, 50! That is so old!’ But I don’t feel old at all. I think what I feel most is wise and humbled.”

    The baby photo of herself that Sofer posted also had a special meaning to her. “When I was born, the last thing my mother wanted was to be my mother,” she explained. “This picture I posted was in her album. I had a name, but to her I was ‘It.’ She finally walked out when I was just about to turn two years old. Growing up without a mother can lead to a very lonely and isolating existence. You have no one to guide you or help you navigate the rights and wrongs of society and relationship. At least that is how it affected me.”

    Though the actress admitted to struggling to decipher right from wrong, she knew she wanted to live the best life she could, and be the best person she could be no matter how difficult it was. “The last three years have been a huge fall and greatly challenging,” Sofer confided. “Extremely fulfilling, full of new friends and adventures and causes to be consumed with. And with that it has also been lonely and devastating at times. But I stand here today, feet firmly on the ground and I say, ‘I forgive you your trespasses, Rena. I love you Rena. You always try your best and when you fail, you always get up.’

    “I am excited for this next half of my life,” Sofer concluded. “I see this birthday as a rebirth. I can build on the life I have with the tools I have spent 50 years cultivating. Try to live a life without judgement of myself and others. Realize it isn’t always about me and forgive myself when I forget that. Take responsibility for my actions. Be kind and generous and be part of the human race, and that means anything with a heartbeat. Be a friend to those who need me and cherish the ones who see my heart for what it is and love me. Open my heart to new love and rekindled love. Love my animals and show them patience and care. And for my three daughters, never leave them. Never turn my back on them. Be the mother to them I never had. So happy birthday to me! May I never stop learning and growing and loving. Here’s to the next 50 years!”

    Y&R’s Kelly Kruger Launches New Line

    (12/5/18) Kelly Kruger (Mac, Y&R) has launched a line of essential oil roller perfumes on her website, KellyKrugerBrooks.com. “I have been into essential oils for a while now,” the actress tells Digest. “I am completely amazed at what they can do. Every time I travel, I literally pack about 10 oils with me and was looking for a more convenient way to have them on the go. I started making rollers for myself and people were always asking what perfume I wear or what that smell is. Whenever someone had a problem like a cold, allergies or pain, I would immediately make them a roller to try to help, my sister-in-law, Cherise, is a yoga and Ayurvedic specialist and taught me all about these blends so I thought why not find a way to offer this to everyone! We decided to partner up and bring the most effective blends to people to really help in their daily lives. I’m always wanting to help people, especially in the wellness department. This is a great, affordable way to introduce people to essential oils. My hope is that they help everyone the way they have helped me.” The actress has a handful of oils available for purchase now. “I am offering five rollers with one blend changing monthly,” she explains. “You can purchase one at a time or the whole bundle for a discounted price. Prices range from $20-$25 depending on the blend. We use 100% pure grade essential oils mixed with organic fractionated coconut oil. Each blend is therapeutic, non gmo and 100% healing!” Here’s a breakdown of what’s for sale:

    Immunity: Perfect for the holidays! Especially if you’re going to be around large groups of people or on a plane. This scent is warm and spicy with notes of cinnamon clove and rosemary.

    Just Breathe: This roller is magic if you’re someone who suffers from allergies, are congested, get headaches or just want to take a minute and breathe. Notes of peppermint and lavender will have you breathing deeply and clearly in no time!

    Kelly’s Blend: This one changes monthly. This way I can share all my favorite blends! For the month of December you can expect a citrus/jasmine blend.

    Sleepy Time: This one has been a lifesaver for me!! Not only does it help you fall asleep faster it also gives you a better night’s rest. Also great for stress and anxiety as well as Jet lag. The scent is warm vanilla with notes of lime and lavender.

    Calm On Get Happy: This one will instantly uplift any mood! Just smelling directly from the bottle will brighten your day! You can expect soothing notes of jasmine and rose along with orange Ylang Ylang and much more! This blend has the most essential oils in it and is a great all-around perfume.

    Jane the Virgin Spinoff Eyed at The CW

    (12/4/18) Jane the Virgin‘s story is wrapping up… but her books may soon be coming to The CW: The network is developing a spinoff based on the title character’s fictional novels.

    The untitled project is described as a soapy, telenovela-inspired anthology series that would feature a different book “written by” Jane every season, with star Gina Rodriguez narrating the episodes. The first installment, dubbed “Tar & Roses,” is set at the intersection of Napa Valley wine country and the San Francisco art scene.

    Jane vets Valentina Garza and Brad Silberling will write and direct, respectively, with creator Jennie Snyder Urman, Rodriguez and Ben Silverman on board as executive producers.

    Jane the Virgin returns for its fifth and final season next spring, airing on Wednesday nights once All American concludes its freshman run. In case you need a refresher of where the crazy action left off: Jane and Rafael were on the verge of getting engaged when he dropped a bombshell on her, opening the door to reveal… her dead husband Michael!

    “It’s not a surprise twin, that I can tell you,” showrunner Jennie Urman told TVLine in a post-finale Q&A. But she wouldn’t confirm that the man we saw was exactly the Michael we remember, either: “That is… going to be answered in the beginning of the fifth season.”


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    Facts

    1. January 1, 2004: On New Year's Day, Darla gave birth to her and Thorne's daughter, Alexandria.

    2. January 6, 2003: On this unforgettable day, Brooke sailed into Italy’s Portofino harbor wearing the showstopper bridal gown during Forrester Creations’ fashion show.

    3. January 17, 2001: Thorne and Brooke were married in the bride’s courtyard garden.

    4. January 19, 1990: Ridge wed Spencer debutante Caroline with the bride dressed in the style of Grace Kelly.

    5. February 8, 2006: Bridget miscarried Nicole, the baby she was expecting with Nick.

    6. February 10: On this day in 1992, Columbia Pictures TV hosted a tribute to Bill Bell (creator of Y&R and B&B) in honor of his 35th anniversary in daytime television.

    7. February 13, 1998: Macy agreed to marry Grant.

    8. February 14, 1990: Macy and Sally staged a feisty fashion show to catapult Macy right to the top.

    9. February 15, 2007: Squeezed out of the distribution market by Nick, the family's new company, Forrester Originals, decided to open their own boutiques.

    10. February 26, 2001: Taylor found her presumed-dead daughter, Steffy, at Morgan's house.

    11. February 1993: Eric asked Sheila to marry him.

    12. March 1, 2010: Agnes Jones learned that a fall down the stairs had caused her to miscarry Bridget and Nick's baby.

    13. March 9, 2007: Eileen Davidson debuted when she crossed her longtime Y&R character (who was supposed to have moved to Hong Kong) over to B&B to pay a visit to Rick Forrester.

    14. March 11, 2004: Sally and Amber quit Sharpe Designs

    15. March 12, 2007: The Forresters decided to debut a new fragrance named after Phoebe.

    16. March 23, 1987: The serial debuted, replacing the soap opera CAPITOL.

    17. March 25, 2004: Caitlin and Thomas shared their first kiss.

    18. April: In 1998, Grant wed Macy at Insomnia, with the bride wearing a wedding dress designed by the groom.

    19. April 1998: Rick was in a car accident and had to have a kidney transplant. Amber was Rick’s kidney donor.

    20. April 1, 1993: Eric announced his engagement to Sheila at the Forrester fashion show.

    21. April 3, 2000: Amber learned cousin Becky was dying of pancreatic cancer.

    22. April 16, 1987: Upset by seeing photos of Ridge with another woman, bride Caroline fainted at the altar.

    23. April 22, 2002: Ridge betrayed Eric by joining Marone Industries.

    24. April 29, 2003: Cancer surgery left Macy unable to bear children

    25. May 3, 2005: After finding a dummy in Taylor's grave, Ridge looked up and saw her standing there, alive!

    26. May 9, 2001: While attacking Stephanie, Morgan hit her own head and fell into the swimming pool — where Stephanie left her to die!

    27. May 17, 2007: Taylor and Nick discovered that their in vitro fertilization procedure was successful: They were pregnant!

    28. May 22, 2001: Amber and Rick married with Deacon turning up as a surprise guest.

    29. May 24, 1999: Rick tested negative for HIV.

    30. May 24, 2001: Deacon and Bridget were wed in Las Vegas.

    31. May 28, 1999, Thorne's restaurant proposal to Macy went awry when the engagement ring ended up hidden in another patron's meal!

    32. May 29, 2007: AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL judge/shutterbug Nigel Barker played himself during a two-day stint as the host of the soap's fictional reality series, EXTREME CATWALK.

    33. May 1993: Eric wed crazy Sheila, but not for long, since she was put into a sanitarium and granted him a divorce shortly thereafter.

    34. May 1998: Brooke and Ridge told Bridget and Rick that their marriage was over.

    35. June 4, 2003: Macy learned that the baby she and husband Thorne were going to adopt from Darla had actually been fathered by Thorne!

    36. June 9, 2003: Macy and Deacon forged a connection when they met at an AA meeting.

    37. June 10, 1999: Amber threw a party to celebrate Rick’s graduation.

    38. June 24. 1998: Ridge married Taylor, creating a family with her and their son, Thomas.

    39. June 29, 2006: Bridget signed papers finalizing her divorce from Nick

    40. June 1997: Rick shot his new stepdad, Grant.

    41. July 1, 2009: Thinking that Ridge would never accept her son, Rick, remaining in her life, Brooke agreed to end their relationship.

    42. July 6, 2006: Brooke married Nick in Marina Del Rey.

    43. July 18, 1997: Adrienne Frantz debuted as Amber, a precocious teen who befriended Sheila.

    44. July 18, 1999: Craig Kilborn made a guest appearance as a male nurse.

    45. July 18, 2006: Schae Harrison exited when her longtime character, Darla, was involved in a tragic accident.

    46. July: Sally's bachelorette party featured Fabio in 1993.

    47. August 1, 2008: Marcus celebrated his promotion from the Forrester Creations shipping department and made his relationship with Steffy official.

    48. August 6, 1998, Grant broke the news to wife Macy that he had cancer

    49. August 8, 2000: Phyllis Diller reprised her role of Gladys, the wacky makeup artist.

    50. August 8, 2003: Macy and Deacon were wed, despite Amber's interruption to fight for custody of her son.

    51. August 22, 2011: Hope accepted Liam's marriage proposal on the Forrester rooftop.

    52. August 28, 2002: Brooke and Whip signed annulment papers to end their marriage.

    53. August 30, 2006: Although he was still grieving for Darla, Thorne kissed Taylor for the first time.

    54. September 3, 2008: Eric finally woke up from his drug-induced-heart-attack-turned-coma just as his wife, Donna, gave in to passion with her hunky assistant, Owen.

    55. September 9, 2003: Ridge offered Samantha a job designing home fashions for Forrester Creations

    56. September 14, 2006: Just weeks after losing his wife, Darla, Thorne began romancing Taylor, whom he didn't know was the driver responsible for Darla's death.

    57. September 19, 1997: Eric and Stephanie’s supposed wedding took a dive when Sally played an incriminating tape starring Lauren and the groom.

    58. September 19, 2003: Having stolen away to Puerto Vista, Brooke became Ridge's missus — again!

    59. September 25, 2001: Amber told Deacon that she was pregnant with Rick’s child.

    60. September 30, 1999: Stephanie suffered a stroke after seeing Brooke and Thorne together.

    61. October 2 and 3, 2003: Macy suffered fatal injuries while performing at Oscar's club.

    62. October 5, 2006: expectant mom Bridget learned that the baby belonged to Dante, not Nick

    63. October 13, 2006: Taylor confessed to Thorne and the police that she was the driver responsible for Darla's death. She pled guilty on October 18.

    64. October 21, 2002: Sean Kanan (Deacon) begins taping new episodes. (He will begin airing on November 20.)

    65. October 22, 2008: While fighting with Ridge at Forrester Creations, Rick fell off the roof and became temporarily paralyzed.

    66. October 23, 1990: Thorne and Macy wed on the bride's birthday.

    67. October 26, 2006: While arguing over which of their respective sons should be with Brooke, Stephanie sent Jackie plunging over a banister!

    68. October 31, 2007: Brooke signed away her parental rights to baby Jack.

    69. November 4, 2002: Phoebe and Steffy sang at Taylor's funeral.

    70. November 4, 2003: Massimo and Jackie were married.

    71. November 12, 2001: Stephanie realized that Massimo is Ridge's biological father.

    72. November 15, 2001: Deacon asked Bridget for a divorce, claiming that his heart belonged to Amber.

    73. December 1, 2006: Betty White debuted as Stephanie Forrester's mother, Anne, and Alley Mills debuted as Stephanie's sister, Pamela Douglas.

    74. December 4, 2001: Kristen married Tony, who was HIV positive

    75. December 5, 2001: Deacon and Bridget renewed their marriage vows, Brooke realized she was pregnant with her son-in-law's baby!

    76. December 9, 2005: Sally announced her plans to close down Spectra Fashions.

    77. December 19, 2007: Storm Logan revealed that he was the person who shot Stephanie and framed his own father, Stephen Logan, for the crime.

    78. December 30, 2005: Brooke caught a scantily-clad Taylor kissing Hector while Ridge was out of town.

    79. December 1992: Brooke gave birth to her second child, Bridget, in a cabin with Ridge’s help.

    80. Bobbie Eakes (ex-Macy, B&B) was in the 1980's all girls band Big Trouble.

    81. The beautiful song from the Oct. 13, 2010 episode of BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL is called "Angels in the Light." Composed by David Kurtz, Jack Allocco and Gary Verna, it's available for purchase on iTunes.

    82. The Bold and the Beautiful has the winning number on March 22 as the show celebrated its 15th anniversary with the cast of The Price Is Right. Price host Bob Barker and Barker beauties Nikki Ziering and Claudia Jordan help introduce Amber's new fashion line, Ambrosia.

      B&B also kicks off its 15th season with two new characters. Daytime newcomer Courtnee Draper joins the cast as Erica Lovejoy, a Forrester admirer. Draper has appeared in several films, including The Duke, Hannah and the about-to-be-released The Biggest Fan. On the Disney Channel's The Jersey, Draper played series regular Morgan Hudson. All My Children alumnus Matt Borlenghi (ex-Brian) is also making his way onto the B&B canvas. He'll play Ziggy, Erica's apartment manager. Borlenghi's previous credits include A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, The Jeff Foxworthy Show and Kate's Addiction.

    83. The exterior shots of the Forrester mansion is Creator William J. Bell’s real-life estate (formerly owned by Howard Hughes). Executive Producer/Head Writer Bradley Bell’s Beverly Hills home provides the exterior shots for Brooke’s house .

    84. Bill Bell named the character Ridge after one of son Bradley’s friends, who lived near the Bells’ summer home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

    85. Although Bold And the Beautiful has won numerous technical Daytime Emmys, Ian Buchanan (ex-James) has been the only cast member awarded for performance. In 1998, he won for Outstanding Supporting Actor.

    86. In March, 1994, Hunter Tylo (Taylor) quit B&B to film a miniseries in india. A few weeks later, Hunter's husband, Micheal Tylo (ex-Blade/Rick, Y&R;ex-Quint, GL) announced they were divorcing. Hunter returned to B&B in August and the couple eventually reconciled. In a 1996 interview, Hunter hinted that their marital problems came to a boiling point during her India remote. "I wasn't possessed, but I was demonically attacked," she explained.



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