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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
    • Dick Christie as Charlie Webber
    • Scott Clifton as Liam Spencer
    • Andrew Collins as Jarrett Maxwell
    • Don Diamont as Bill Spencer, Jr.
    • Jennifer Gareis as Donna Logan
    • Finnegan George as Will Spencer
    • Courtney Hope as Sally Spectra
    • Anna Maria Horsford as Vivienne Avant
    • Vincent Irizarry as Jordan Armstrong
    • Ashley Jones as Bridget Forrester
    • Thorsten Kaye as Ridge Forrester
    • 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
    • Rena Sofer as Quinn Fuller
    • Aaron D. Spears as Justin Barber
    • Heather Tom as Katie Logan
    • 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



    September 16
    Brooke leans on Eric after realizing Ridge did not come home last night; a hungover Ridge awakens next to a woman who is not his wife.
    September 17
    Shauna and Ridge agree to keep their night together a secret; Katie informs Flo that she is not welcome.
    September 18
    Brooke makes up with Ridge, but he withholds the truth about his night with Shauna; Flo is mortified to learn that Shauna harbors feelings for Ridge.
    September 19
    Wyatt is compassionate when Flo professes her love and asks to be forgiven; Shauna asks Quinn to meddle in Wyatt's love life.
    September 20
    Dollar Bill proves his love and commitment to Katie; Ridge makes a promise to Brooke in an attempt to repair his marriage.
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    (News section last updated September 12, 2019)


    Tisha Campbell Will Bold & Beautifully Guest Star On THIS Soap Opera

    (9/12/19) Tisha Campbell is coming back to TV very soon. The veteran actress is guest-starring on CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful.” Campbell who’s filming today, September 11, will play a character named Dr. Davis and her first episode airs 10/4.

    “The Bold and the Beautiful” airs weekdays on CBS.

    Alley Mills Stars In New Play

    (9/11/19) Alley Mills (Pam, B&B) stars in a new play with husband Orson Bean (ex-Howard, B&B; ex-Roy DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES), set to debut on September 20. Cross Your Heart, written by Brian Connors, premieres at the Robert B. Wentz Theater in Newport Beach, CA, September 20-22 and will be performed again on September 27-29. Show times are 8 p.m. for Fridays and Saturdays, September 20-21 and 27-28,and 2 p.m. for Sundays, September 22 and 29.Tickets are $30 for adults, $10 for students under 21, and $75 VIP meet-and-greet seats, and tickets are available online at www.NHHSDrama.com — or call Joe D’Aquino at 310-413-4309 for more information.

    John McCook Celebrates Daughter’s Wedding

    (9/11/19) John McCook (Eric, B&B) took on a new role as father of the bride, as daughter Molly McCook (LAST MAN STANDING) wed actor John Krause on Saturday, September 7, at the Santa Barbara Zoo. “They are so smart and attractive and talented, and their feet are on the ground,” raved the proud papa to Digest last year after the couple became engaged. “They are serious and dedicated to what they want to do.” For more details, click here: https://people.com/tv/molly-mccook-marries-john-krause. Congratulations to the happy couple!

    Love Island's Kyra Green to Guest Star in The Bold and the Beautiful: 'I Was So Nervous'

    (9/11/19) TV worlds collide!

    PEOPLE can exclusively announce that Kyra Green, who recently competed on the inaugural American season of Love Island on CBS, will next appear on the network’s hit soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful. She will guest star in one episode airing Sept. 20 and another airing Sept. 23.

    Green, a 22-year-old musician from Harlem, New York, who lives in Los Angeles, tells PEOPLE the experience of being on set was “so rad.”

    “Everyone, including the crew and actors, were beyond sweet to me,” she says. “I was so nervous since it was my first acting job since my Kidz Bop days when I was like 10.”

    “I’ve always loved acting, so I’m so excited to be getting back into it,” she adds. “One of the coolest moments on Love Island was when I was able to host one of the game shows and I had lines!”

    From left: Katherine Kelly Lang, Kyra Green and Thorsten Kaye (episode airs Sept. 20)

    Green, who plays a model, says her parents are longtime fans of The Bold and the Beautiful and adds that her whole family “has always loved fashion.”

    “I started doing fashion week in New York, London, Paris and Milan when I was 16, so it was cool to play that role on the show,” she says. “Especially since I’m more focused on my music now with my band 212Green.”

    Kyra Green (left) and Mariana Vicente with Thorsten Kaye Photo (episode airs Sept. 23)

    In addition to working with her band, since leaving the Love Island villa in Fiji, Green has been busy spending time with fellow contestant Cashel Barnett. She calls him her “first official boyfriend,” and the two even started a YouTube channel, Kyra Cash.

    “It’s honestly been amazing,” she says. “We live so close to each other, and my biggest fear was that we wouldn’t feel the same or be the same in the outside world, but we’ve been able to be ourselves even more. Somehow we both managed to get even more goofy.”

    According to Green, her siblings and friends are “obsessed” with her new man.

    “He’s meeting my parents this month and then we’re taking a road trip to Sacramento to meet his folks,” she says. “Cash can make friends with anyone, though, so I wasn’t nervous about that — I’m more nervous to meet his family for sure! We’re both so close with our families, so it means a lot to the both of us.”

    And as she readjusts to her life back home, Green says there’s one thing in particular she misses about Love Island.

    “The real world can be overwhelming, in the villa you just have each other,” she explains. “No phones and no social media, which honestly is such an amazing feeling and so rare for our generation. I miss that the most, not being connected to my phone all day. I’ve tried to change my ways somewhat being back.”

    The Bold and the Beautiful airs weekdays on CBS.

    ‘Little Fires Everywhere’: Obba Babatundé To Recur In Hulu Series

    (9/10/19) Daytime Emmy winner Obba Babatundé (Dear White People) is set for a recurring role opposite Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Rosemarie DeWitt and Joshua Jackson in Little Fires Everywhere, Hulu’s upcoming limited series based on Celeste Ng’s bestselling book.

    Developed and written by Casual‘s Liz Tigelaar, the series hails from Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine, Washington’s Simpson Street and ABC Signature Studios. Little Fires Everywhere follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. The story explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

    Babatundé will play George Wright, a devoutly religious father of two who does his best to support his strong-willed daughter Mia (Kerry Washington) as she heads off to art school. But when his daughter’s decisions conflict with his morals, George finds himself having to make a choice that he was never prepared to.

    Jade Pettyjohn (Lexie Richardson), Jordan Elsass (Trip Richardson), Gavin Lewis (Moody Richardson), Megan Stott (Izzy Richardson), and Lexi Underwood (Pearl Warren) also star.

    Babatundé will be returning to Season 3 of the CBS drama series S.W.A.T. in his recurring role of Daniel Harrelson Sr., the father of Hondo (Shemar Moore). He also stars as Dean Fairbanks in Season 3 of Netflix’s drama Dear White People.

    Babatunde’ won a 2016 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Julius Avant on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful and received a Supporting Actor Primetime Emmy nomination for his role in the HBO drama Miss Ever’s Boys. Babatundé is repped by Artists & Representatives.

    Soaps In Depth Podcast - 9/9/19 - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

    (9/9/19) (Listen / download) When you love a soap couple, the last thing you want is to see their relationship hit the skids. But given that that’s the nature of the beast, it will almost inevitably happen. This week, hosts Richard Simms and Charlie Mason look at the best — and worst — ways to cause trouble in a soap relationship. Plus, they introduce a new recurring segment in which they critically ask, "Whatcha doin’, [Insert Soap Name Here]." All this and more on the latest episode of the Soaps In Depth podcast!

    Bold and the Beautiful's Ashley Jones Says Husband Beat Her, Files for Divorce and Restraining Order

    (9/7/19) (people.com) The Bold and the Beautiful star Ashley Jones has filed for divorce from husband Joel Henricks, PEOPLE confirms.

    Jones, 43, filed on Friday, just a week after she was granted a restraining order against Henricks.

    According to the court documents obtained by PEOPLE, Jones says she and her son Hayden Joel, whom she shares with Henricks, fled their home on Aug. 17 as she was “afraid for my safety and the safety of our son.”

    Jones alleges that since she left, Henricks has continued to “stalk and harass” her.

    In the order, Jones alleges that Henricks has physically abused her and that it has gone on for many years, starting before they were even married.

    Jones and Henricks wed in 2015.

    “He calls me a whore and accused me of infidelity regularly, and been incredibly jealous of long-ago boyfriends with whom I have no contact,” Jones alleges in the restraining order filings.

    The actress shared horrifying details of one incident, alleging that in 2016 Henricks “was drunk” and “twisted my hand and threw me to the ground.”

    “Joel was trying to get my cell phone from me because I was recording him being belligerent and threatening me and beginning to get physical. I dropped the phone and Joel let me go. I left with Hayden, but Joel convinced me that he would not drink anymore, so eventually I went back,” she explains in the restraining order filings.

    She also recalled another time in 2017 when Henricks allegedly “caused a spiral fracture in my hand. I had to have surgery.”

    Jones alleges that Henricks has a “history of substance abuse, and continues to drink, use marijuana.”

    In 2018, Jones claims in the court documents that Henricks began to “excessively” abuse alcohol and allegedly showed up “inebriated” to pick up his older son Huck, now 7, from his first marriage. The incident forced his ex-wife to request a DVRO, according to the documents.

    Jones claims the drinking got so out of hand that Henricks would even drive with an “open container in his drink holder even while leaving work.”

    She claims Henricks later became suicidal after “drinking copious amounts of vodka and mixing drugs.”

    In July 2018, Jones says she found “Joel with a belt around his neck attempting suicide. He said he did not want to live. He had continued to drink heavily and to abuse prescription medication.”

    Jones then went on to describe in detail what led up to her escape last month and what happened after she left.

    On the night of Aug. 16, Jones alleges that Henricks came home in a rage, accusing her of having sex with someone in the bathroom of their home — which she denies.

    Ashley Jones and Joel Henricks with their son Hayden Joel

    “I was very confused as I was in the bathroom alone and had not been with anyone else. I have never been unfaithful to Joel,” Jones says in the court documents.

    He told her he had a recording of it, which he played for the children.

    The next morning is when Jones left.

    On Aug. 18, Jones claims she found a tracking device on her car. Although she removed the device, Jones alleges that Henricks has continued to stalk her and track her every move.

    Henricks has been ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from Jones.

    Jones’ filing comes just a few months after she and Henricks celebrated Hayden and Huck’s birthdays with a joint Cars-themed party in June. Henricks did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

    If you suspect domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233, or go to thehotline.org. All calls are toll-free and confidential. The hotline is available 24/7 in more than 170 languages.

    If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text “home” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

    Dishing With Digest - 9/6/19 - Vincent Irizarry

    (9/6/19) (Listen / download) B&B’s Vincent Irizarry Chronicles Soap Journey.

    Vincent Irizarry takes a deep dive into his daytime journey, from GUIDING LIGHT’s Lujack to B&B’s Jordan, recalls a memorable encounter with Marisa Tomei, his prime-time successes and more with Digest’s Stephanie Sloane and Mara Levinsky.

    CBS Head Of Daytime Angelica McDaniel Exits In Restructuring

    (9/6/19) Angelica McDaniel, EVP, Daytime Programs, CBS Entertainment, is leaving the network after nine years. I hear her last day was today. McDaniel’s position is being eliminated as the network is folding the daytime team into the Current Programming department headed by Amy Reisenbach.

    Other networks have a similar streamlined executive structure. For instance, ABC’s Vicki Dummer oversees scripted current series across all dayparts.

    “Angelica McDaniel championed our daytime series line up with creativity, passion and energy and broke new ground by helping launch the Network’s first daytime talk show in years while respecting the long history and tradition of the dramas and game shows,” Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment, said in a statement to Deadline.” We appreciate her many contributions and wish her well on her next endeavors.”

    McDaniel was a rising star at CBS, landing a string of promotions over a short period of time. In her most recent post, McDaniel oversaw CBS’ daytime lineup, which recently marked 32 consecutive as #1 in daytime. It includes daytime dramas The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful, game shows The Price Is Right and Let’s Make a Deal and talk show The Talk.

    McDaniel, who joined CBS in August 2010, previously served as SVP, Daytime, CBS Entertainment and VP, Current Daytime Programs, CBS, overseeing The Talk. McDaniel, who counted former CBS CEO Leslie Moonves among her biggest supporters, also oversaw the 2013-2014 season rebranding of CBS’ Saturday morning programming block to CBS Dream Team… It’s Epic!

    “THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL” SCORES LARGEST AUDIENCE IN ALMOST FIVE MONTHS

    (9/5/19) During the week ending August 30, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL attracted the show’s largest audience in almost five months (since the week ending April 19), reaching an audience of 3.39 million viewers. The daytime drama also bested its year-ago viewer number by +4% (from 3.26m). Source: Nielsen, live plus same day ratings for the week ending August 30.

    Soaps in Depth Podcast - 9/2/19 - Fall Preview

    (9/2/19) (Listen / download) The temperatures may be dropping and leaves are falling from the trees, but summer’s end does have one benefit: It’s time for the Soaps In Depth Podcast’s Fall Preview episode! Join Charlie and Richard as they share an exclusive peek at what will happen, as well as their own thoughts on what should, on all the daytime soaps!

    Justin Torkildsen Was Back at THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL

    (8/30/19) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) (Photo) It was a family reunion when Justin Torkildsen popped by THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL for a visit! "So great to see Justin in John McCook's (Eric) dressing room today!" enthused Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) with her Instagram selfie. "John and I were Justin's TV parents years ago."

    Longtime B&B fans will remember Torkildsen played Rick Forrester from 1996 until 2006. He took over for Jacob Young, and then Kyle Lowder took over for him. During his time on the soap, he was nominated twice for the Outstanding Younger Actor Daytime Emmy Award, taking home the gold in 2001.

    "So I wandered into this place today," Torkildsen joked of the photo he took in the Forrester office. "Thank you, Cynthia Popp and Christy Dooley for the amazing time." And when Lang urged her TV son to visit more often, he replied. "Will do. See you soon!"

    This, of course, sent B&B fans wishing the actor would return as Rick, since the character isn't currently on the canvas. Since leaving the soap, Torkildsen as appeared in a few indie films like Skeletons in the Desert and Knife to a Gunfight, but whether or not a return to daytime is in the cards, only time will tell.

    Obba Babatundé Recurs On S.W.A.T. 10/2/19

    (8/28/19) “Fire in the Sky” – The SWAT team works with Lieutenant Piper Lynch (Amy Farrington), a senior LAPD Hollywood Division officer, when the mayor assigns her to oversee city departments joining forces to stop a serial bomber using drones as detonation devices. Also, just as Hondo settles into legal guardianship of his teen charge, Darryl (Deshae Frost), his home life becomes more complicated when his estranged father (Obba Babatundé) unexpectedly moves in, on the third season premiere of S.W.A.T., Wednesday, Oct. 2 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    CBS Sets Season-Premiere Dates For ‘The Talk’, Soaps & Game Shows

    (8/27/19) CBS has set the premiere dates for new seasons of its daytime program lineup of soap operas and talk and game shows.

    Marie Osmond is joining Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba, Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood on the panel of The Talk for its 10th season, which is set to bow at 2 p.m. Monday, September 9.

    The Young and the Restless, which has been TV’s No. 1 daytime drama since the George H.W. Bush administration, kicks off its 47th season on Tuesday, September 3. It will see Victor Newman’s (Eric Braeden) rivalry with his son Adam (Mark Grossman) take a shocking turn, while Billy Abbott (Jason Thompson) battles his dark side.

    Meanwhile, The Bold and the Beautiful — which this month topped the soap opera demo for the first time in its long history — launches Season 33 on Monday, September 16. After an argument with Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) over Thomas’ (Matthew Atkinson) misdeeds, Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) spends the night with another woman. Also, tragedy strikes Katie (Heather Tom) and Bill (Don Diamont), and Shauna’s (Denise Richards) attempt to make peace with the Forrester family in the wake of Flo’s (Katrina Bowden) terrible deception backfires.

    The Price Is Right, the Drew Carey-hosted dean of daytime game shows, comes on down for its 48th season starting Monday, September 23, as does Season 11 of Let’s Make a Deal, hosted by Wayne Brady.

    “For more than three decades, CBS has been the undeniable audience favorite in daytime television,” said Angelica McDaniel, EVP CBS Daytime Programs. “From our iconic and exciting game shows, to the intriguing and compelling storytelling of our daytime dramas, our award-winning programming makes a clear connection with viewers every weekday, 52 weeks each year. And this fall, with Marie Osmond joining The Talk, we’ll have an exciting, warm and authentic new face at the table. We look forward to having viewers join us every day on CBS for a season full of entertaining, real and unforgettable moments.”

    B&B Alum Anthony Turpel Lands New Gig

    (8/23/19) Anthony Turpel, who played Ridge and Brooke’s son, R.J., on B&B from 2016-18, has landed a new gig. He will appear on the upcoming TV series LOVE SIMON, based on the 2018 hit film. Turpel made the announcement via social media, posting, “I can finally say that I am incredibly luck to be apart [sic] of an awesome cast and crew to bring Love Simon the TV show on Disney plus!!!!!! Make sure to check it out you will love it!!!!!!” Since leaving B&B, Turpel has appeared on 9-1-1 and NO GOOD NICK.

    Vincent Irizarry Opens up About Joining THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL

    (8/21/19) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) As the fallout surrounding the baby-switch storyline continues, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL has tapped veteran daytime actor Vincent Irizarry to lend a bit more intrigue in the recurring role of Dr. Jordan Armstrong. He will first air on Monday, August 26, and for the sake of the Forrester and Logan families, let’s hope his character is more ethical than Reese, the physician who originally set this storyline in motion! Then again, considering the last doctor Irizarry played (ALL MY CHILDREN’s David Hayward) was pretty treacherous, it’s anyone’s guess what we should expect from his new role! “I’m open to whatever they throw my way. We’ll leave it at that,” teased Irizarry, who also played SANTA BARBARA doctor Scott Clark.

    Though the Emmy winner is a well-established face in daytime, he starts every new character he plays with a blank slate. “Even though I’ve played a doctor before, it’s not like Jordan is going to be exactly like David, because the backstory always informs who the character is,” he said. “I never worry about having to bring something different [to my portrayal] — it all stems from who the guy is and where he comes from.”

    Meanwhile, Irizarry is thrilled to be back working with former AMC colleague Thorsten Kaye (Ridge) and regularly bumping into old castmates from THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, as the soaps tape across the hall from each other. “It’s like one huge repertory company with all of these shows at this point,” he mused. “I’ve been in this medium for nearly 40 years, so I’ve worked with so many people, not only the actors on the show but also people on the crew and production throughout all these years. It’s great!”

    Stay tuned to see how Jordan impacts the canvas.

    Soaps In Depth Podcast - 8/19/19 - When Bad Stories Go Good

    (8/19/19) (Listen / download) We’re used to talking about where good stories went wrong. But every now and then, the opposite happens, too. On this week’s episode of the Soaps In Depth podcast, hosts Richard Simms and Charlie Mason discuss several recent stories in which exactly that happened. How did General Hospital turn a ridiculous sci-fi story into a romance-filled roller-coaster ride? How did Bold & Beautiful turn the baby-swap story around? All this and more on the latest episode.

    Don Diamont Remembers His Craziest Scene Ever

    (8/19/19) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) Over the course of 30-plus years in daytime, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL star Don Diamont (Bill) has had some pretty memorable scenes. Then there are others he chooses to forget, like the time his THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS alter ego, Brad Carlton, proposed to Ashley by belting out a rap song called “When Will She Say Yes?” The actor admits it was tough to play the corny scene with a straight face. “Oh my god, I was in a cold sweat at the time”, he remembered. “I read it in the script and was like, ‘Wait… I’m doing what?!’”

    But ever the professional, he decided to give it his all. “I was like, ‘All right, let’s jump in with both feet! Give me the chains! Give me the M.C. Hammer pants!’” Diamont said he’s not above making a fool of himself if need be. “At heart, I really am an idiot after all”, he laughed. “So while I was initially petrified of that scene, I decided, ‘Oh, to hell with it. I’m going to have fun!’ I have not thought about that scene in years!”

    THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL Reaches Record High Ratings!

    (8/14/19) In today’s fast paced and often cutthroat industry, this is a true case of good things come to those who wait … and really wait.

    After more than 8,100 episodes and 32 years on the air, The Bold and the Beautiful finally snared first place in the key soap opera demographic. The CBS daytimer hit a 0.9 among Women 25-54, beating longtime number #1 and sister show The Young and the Restless‘ 0.8 result.

    In actually sheer audience, that’s 530,000 for B&B to 507,0000 for Y&R.

    To make matters just that little bit sweeter for the William J. Bell and Lee Philip Bell created constant cliffhanger, B&B also came in first place among Women 18-49 for the second week in a row. After topping that secondary soap demo for the first time in its long run during the week ending on August 2, the LA-set series rose to 334,000 in the 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen. While both shows landed with a 0.5 rating, B&B had a 6% better demo viewership than usual winner Y&R – not a giant leap ahead, but a win is still a win no matter the margin.

    Domestically, B&B has settled into a solid second place to the also Bells created Y&R. The 2018-2019 season saw The Young and the Restless get 3.1 rating to The Bold and the Beautiful‘s 2.5. ABC’s 56-year old General Hospital was next with a 1.7 and NBC’s Days of our Lives close behind with a 1.6.

    However, globally, the saga of the fashion centric Foster family is actually number #1 when it comes to total sets of eyeballs, with an estimated audience of over 27 million. Of course, back here in the States, soap opera viewership has been on the decline over the past two decades as viewers expand their choices into the vastly shifting environment of more platforms and more options, such as DVRs.

    Yet, with that, The Bold & the Beautiful pulled in 3.38 million viewers last week on the soon-to-be Viacom merged CBS. That’s the best the show has done since April. Perhaps most importantly in this era of overall decline in daytime and primetime, that week of August 9 viewership matches B&B’s result of the comparable week in 2018.

    Bold & just a bit beautiful certainly.

    Who Is Vinny on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL? — Meet Joe LoCicero

    (8/14/19) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) Actor Joe LoCicero is joining the cast of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL in the new recurring role of Vincent Walker, but he already has a connection to the soap — his wife is Gina Rodriguez, who appeared as Beverly on B&B from 2011-12! People is reporting that LoCicero will be playing a “nefarious colleague” of Thomas Forrester, and first appeared on Thursday, June 27.

    Vinny is the dealer who gave Thomas a little something he used to help drug Liam into losing control and sleeping with Steffy. The guy showed up again to deliver a present to Thomas and Hope to make their wedding night something special, but the groom never got a chance to use it as Hope quickly learned the truth about Baby Beth and Thomas' role in the deception!

    LoCicero has a variety of credits on his IMDb page including playing an MMA fighter on KINGDOM and a stripper on JANE THE VIRGIN, which is where he first met Rodriguez, who stars in the CW dramedy. After falling in love after that meeting in 2016, the couple tied the knot in early May of 2019.

    B&B fans may remember Rodriguez’s stint on the soap as Dayzee’s friend, Beverly, who was hired as an intern at Forrester Creations. After being accused of stealing Forrester designs to give to Jackie M Deisgns, Beverly ran away and Stephanie and Dayzee tracked her down to a housing complex for children aged out of the foster care system. Beverly hasn’t been mentioned since 2012, but since she was never written out of the show, perhaps she’s still working at Forrester? Hopefully, she’s at least been promoted from intern by now!

    B&B's Jacqueline MacInnes Wood Reveals How Her Baby Boy Has Changed Her Life

    (8/13/19) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) Just four days before the March 4 delivery of her son, Rise Harlen Ruspoli, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) was dancing like a crazy woman on the CBS rooftop, willing her overdue baby to come out and play. “I must have been quite the hoot for people in the offices," the actress joked to Soaps In Depth. “A pregnant woman literally trying to dance her baby out.”

    Rise, now five months old, still loves to move and groove, and motion is sometimes the only thing that appeases him, admitted the actress. “My husband [Elan] tells me, ‘You did this to yourself, because you were dancing the entire time you were pregnant!’”

    The baby may have inherited his mom’s dance moves in utero, but physically, he takes after his Daddy. “I feel as though I gave birth to my husband," Wood laughed. “He has Elan’s eyes, which are very distinct, but he has my nose. And there’s a dimple on his chin, which we actually think he got from my mom.”

    Wood has been slaying motherhood judging by the high-style Instagram photos she occasionally posts with her son, but on the flipside, she admits she’s as dazed and confused (and covered in spit-up) as any new mother.

    “Oh my gosh, of course," she said. “I’m figuring it all out. Lately, he has me up every hour at night.” When friends recently asked Wood what having an infant is really like, she responded with an apt metaphor. “I said, ‘It’s like when you have a night of drinking and you go home and then you wake up two hours later in a cold sweat, like, “Where am I? What’s happening?” That’s really what it’s like!’”

    The actress jokes that being a onetime party girl of sorts has prepared her well for the sleep-deprived challenges of motherhood. “Thanks to my jet-setting ways, I’m like, ‘Okay, I can do this,’” she laughed. Wood also has plenty of help from her mother, Sandy, who lives nearby, as well as her hands-on hubby, who has taken to parenting with aplomb. “He’s been absolutely wonderful," said Wood. “Watching him cuddle up with Rise is such a beautiful sight. I’m very lucky.”

    A self-described former tomboy, Wood admitted she was hoping for a son, even though she didn’t grow up among brothers. “I don’t necessarily know what to expect with a boy, but I’m very excited about it, and I feel like he’s going to bring me back to my own childhood.”

    Wood knows she’s been lucky over these first few months to have escaped colic with Rise, who has a fairly zen personality. “He’s really chill," she said. “He laughs and smiles a lot, and is very observant. He can definitely sit with himself, taking everything in or talking to himself. He already seems so independent.” The adorable baby is also shaping up to be a little linebacker! “He’s quite big," Wood reported. “At 13 weeks, he was already in nine-month clothing!”

    In the few short months since Rise has been in her life, the actress says she’s changed significantly. Her priorities, for starters, have come into laser-sharp focus. “He’s taught me patience, which I love.” She’s also learned to be completely present, be it with him or anyone else. “I’ve taken a digital detox, because I don’t like having the phone around him a lot," she said. “If I go out to dinner with my husband or friends, I try to be really there with them since that time is rare. It’s definitely taught me to be more in the moment.”

    Though she’s already sporting bikinis again on B&B, Wood says fitness, too, has become more catch-as-catch-can. “I have a little gym set up in my back yard, so I bring Rise outside and let him lay on his play mat while I get in some squats. He loves watching me exercise, so it actually motivates me to do it. It’s definitely not how it used to be, but I’m making it work!”

    B&B’s Richards To Continue On REAL HOUSEWIVES

    (8/13/19) Denise Richards (Flo, B&B) confirms that she will be back for the upcoming tenth season of REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS.

    ‘Coming 2 America’ Sequel: Shari Headley Officially Returning

    (8/13/19) Shari Headley rounds out core cast of the original Coming to America film set to return for Paramount’s sequel. She’ll reprise her role as Lisa McDowell, the love interest and eventual wife to Eddie Murphy’s Prince Akeem. Returning from the original in addition to Murphy and Headley are Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Paul Bates, and John Amos.

    Wesley Snipes, Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Rick Ross, and KiKi Layne also co-star in the Craig Brewer-directed pic.

    Slated to hit theaters December 18 of next year, the plot follows former Prince Akeem who is set to become King of Zamunda when he discovers he has a son he never knew about in America – a street-savvy Queens native named Lavelle. Honoring his father’s dying wish to groom this son as the crowned prince, Akeem and Semmi set off to America. Murphy is producing with Kevin Misher and Kenya Barris.

    Headley credits include OWN’s The Haves and the Have Nots, Fox’s Star, and Sony’s Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween. She next appears in Showtime’s new dark comedy series, On Becoming a God in Central Florida, with Kirsten Dunst.

    Soaps In Depth Podcast - 8/12/19 - Get These Characters A Story… Pronto!

    (8/12/19) (Listen / download) Long before news broke that GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Billy Miller would be exiting the role of Drew, the character failed to have any major story. This week, Soaps In Depth editors Richard and Charlie ask why some characters — including THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’s Bill and THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS’ Traci — wind up backburnered, no matter how popular. Plus, Charlie introduces a new segment called "I Don't Get You,” and the hosts answer some viewer mail.

    Daytime Emmys to Combine Younger Actress and Actor Awards Into One Gender Neutral-Category in 2020

    (8/9/19) The Daytime Emmys in 2020 will combine the Outstanding Younger Actress and Outstanding Younger Actor awards into one gender-neutral category, our sister site Variety reports.

    The National Academy of Television Arts (NATAS) is also expected to announce that coinciding with that change, the new category will include performers from both broadcast dramas and digital series.

    The Daytime Emmys already keep things gender-neutral with its Outstanding Special Guest Performer category.

    The young performer categories first debuted at the 1985 Daytime Emmys, at which time they were named the Outstanding Ingenue and Outstanding Young Man awards; Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren, The Young and the Restless) and Brian Bloom (Dusty, As the World Turns) were the inaugural winners. The gender-specific categories were later renamed Outstanding Juvenile Female and Outstanding Juvenile Male, before eventually adopting the Younger Actress and Younger Actor titles.

    In 2012, the criteria for the two categories was tweaked, requiring that the nominated performer be aged 25 or younger.

    This year’s winners in the separate categories were Hayley Erin (Kiki, General Hospital) and Kyler Pettis (Theo, Days of Our Lives).

    The Television Critics Association Awards, held every August, are among the TV-industry accolades that similarly have gender-neutral categories (e.g. Individual Achievement in Comedy).

    Dishing with Digest - 8/9/19 - Annika Noelle

    (8/9/19) B&B’s Annika Noelle Chronicles Hope’s Emotional Year (Listen / download).

    Annika Noelle reflects on her 2019 journey as B&B’s Hope, and the emotional highs and lows of playing the baby switch saga with Digest’s Stephanie Sloane and Mara Levinsky. We also discuss the latest exits on DAYS and how they will affect the canvas.

    Rena Sofer Couldn't Be Prouder of Daughter Avalon

    (8/9/19) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) (Photo) While THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL’s Quinn may be masterful in any argument, portrayer Rena Sofer says her daughter, Avalon, 13, is, too! The middle school student and her two teammates recently took first place in a debate competition involving 118 other teams in Southern California. “It was a three-girl vs. a three-boy team, and they destroyed them,” Sofer gleefully reported to Soaps In Depth. “Nothing against the boys, but the girls killed it and I couldn’t be more proud. It was amazing.”

    Debate isn’t the only field in which Sofer’s daughter excels. “She’s this incredible over-achiever, whether it be getting black belts or playing on the tennis team or being an honors student. I had nothing to do with it — it’s just who she is, and she amazes me every single day.”

    Will Sally and Wyatt Reunite on B&B? — Darin Brooks Speaks Out

    (8/9/19) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) Sally has made it very clear to Wyatt that she still loves him and would give anything for a second chance on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL. Though he only had eyes for Flo, fans have to wonder how that romance could possibly survive now that the secret surrounding baby Beth has been exposed. Will he go running back to the redhead now that the whole truth has come to light?

    Darin Brooks (Wyatt) knows there are a lot of viewers out there who were incensed when his alter ego basically dumped Sally for not telling him about remarks Thomas made to her in confidence. “There were a lot of Sally fans out there who thought, ‘Well, Flo has been keeping a secret, too’”, he said to Soaps In Depth.

    Now that the show has broken this baby-swap storyline wide open, it will be interesting to see how the truth affects Wyatt. “It could go either way”, theorized his portrayer. “He sees Flo as the love of his life, the one that got away, but what he had with Sally was real, too. He definitely loved Sally, and he still does.”

    Wyatt’s complicated feelings for both women will likely lead to some real soul-searching for the young man. “He’s been all in with Flo, and it’s sad knowing how this could end”, said Brooks. “But there’s good drama in that, and I can’t wait to see what happens.”

    GH Alums Team Up For New Project

    (8/6/19) Natalia Livingston (ex-Emily) and RIck Hearst (ex-Ric) co-star in the upcoming faith-based sports drama Full Count, which is slated for a U.S. theatrical and VOD release on October 25, 2019. Livingston plays Katherine Young, a homemaker dealing with a family tragedy; Hearst plays Deputy Jones, a recent transfer from a “big city” precinct.

    Denise Richards thanks fans after they point out enlarged thyroid

    (8/5/19) Denise Richards‘ health is improving thanks to her “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” fans.

    The former fashion model revealed that after appearing in the “RHOBH” Season 9 reunion episode, viewers were quick to point out that Richards’ thyroid didn’t look quite right.

    “A few of you pointed out after the #RHOBH reunion that my thyroid was enlarged,” she wrote on Instagram on Sunday. “You were right, it was something I ignored until pointed out.”

    She added, “I thank all of you who sent me messages. #Selfcare”

    The 48-year-old TV personality is now taking steps to take care of her thyroid issue, revealing that she has stopped eating gluten.

    “It’s amazing to me in a short time eliminating gluten from my diet how much my thyroid has changed,” she wrote, adding, “I had no idea how much our diet really can affect our body and for me how toxic gluten really is.”

    Meet B&B’s “Secret” Cast Member

    (8/2/19) Reggie Watts, actor, musician and bandleader for THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN, is the subject of a fun video which exposes, in mockumentary style, his top-secret, long-time involvement in B&B, which also shoots at CBS Television City in Hollywood. In the clip, Reggie takes fans behind the scenes into his secret life as a soap star — and hilarity ensues. B&B Executive Producer/Head Writer Bradley Bell, Supervising Producer Edward J. Scott and B&B stars and staffers offer their commentary, as well. Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/latelateshowcbs/videos/2461411980574467. Then, as an added bonus, view Reggie’s “uncut episode” here: https://youtu.be/OHU4RzeMigM

    Adrienne Frantz Shares Good News About Her Hospitalized Father

    (7/31/19) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) Please join us in sending love and prayers to Adrienne Frantz (ex-Amber, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL and THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) and her entire family as her father, John Frantz, was rushed to the hospital on July 27. "Please pray for my dad, John Frantz, right now!" she shared on Instagram. "He was airlifted to the hospital and is in ICU on life support! I am on a plane now! Hang in there, daddy, I'm coming! Life is precious and fragile! Treat it as such! You never know…"

    Frantz's Y&R and B&B co-stars and friends like Kate Linder (Esther, Y&R), Tammin Sursok (ex-Colleen, Y&R), Ashley Jones (ex-Bridget, B&B), and Jacob Young (ex-Rick, B&B) joined the many fans in sending love and support in the comments on the Instagram photo of her father and her daughter, three-year-old Amélie.

    After arriving at the hospital, Frantz snapped a photo of her dad in his bed and offered an update for fans and friends. "No news yet!" she reported. "Please keep praying for my dad, John Frantz! I'm here, Daddy! Not a good look on you! Please get up so I can kick your butt for freaking me out!"

    Thankfully, a couple days later, on July 29, Frantz had some good news to share. "Looks like someone has an amazing guardian angel!" she exclaimed. "My dad is up! He is still in ICU but this is a start! I really thought this wouldn't happen! It has been a horrible few days! Thank you everyone for all of your wonderful prayers and support! Still have a long way to go but God blessed today! And thank you to all of the wonderful doctors and nurses who have been taking such great care of him! Lunch is on me tomorrow!"

    Although Frantz has not yet explained what happened to her father to land him in the ICU, it's clearly very serious and we're glad for the good news that his condition is improving. We'll hold the entire family in our thoughts during this time and hope for further positive updates, which we will naturally continue to pass along.

    Adain Bradley Previews What's Next for Xander on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL

    (7/31/19) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) While THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’s Xander may be wishing he never discovered the secret about Hope’s baby, his portrayer, Adain Bradley, is sure glad that he did. “When the script came in where Xander overheard the conversation in the CEO’s office, I was so excited,” he confided to Soaps In Depth. “My character had kind of been biding his time, so now, to come to the forefront and be a big part of this huge story has been very, very fun.”

    While Xander may be tormented by the fact that he’s part of the cabal keeping Beth’s existence under wraps, the storyline has been galvanizing in many ways for the character. “We’re seeing him changing a lot,” said Bradley. “He’s always been a nice person, but now he’s coming into his own and becoming much more confident in himself. I think fans are going to see a very resolute, stern Xander. He’s at his wits’ end with Thomas.”

    Although Thomas is intent upon calling the shots where this secret is concerned, Xander’s not about to just back off and shut up. “He sees Thomas as the villain — a very bad guy,” said Bradley. “When I originally found out they were casting a new Thomas, I thought it could be a really interesting avenue for my character to go down. I didn’t know it would end up being this, but Matthew [Atkinson, Thomas] and I have gotten to really go at it — and we’re still going at it!”

    As Xander tries to reason with the other secret-keepers in this storyline to come clean, Bradley appreciated getting to be the voice of sanity. “I feel like my character is almost breaking a fourth wall, in a sense, when he’s like, ‘Why does nobody understand how crazy this is?’ I get to say what the audience has been thinking for so long, but it’s a big responsibility for me, having this change and kind of being a big moral compass of the show.”

    In May, Bradley celebrated his first anniversary with the soap, and he admitted that the time has flown by. “I was talking to my family the other day, and I said, ‘Wow, so much has happened in six months.’ They said, ‘Adain, you’ve been there a year!’ It kind of went really fast.”

    Even now, Bradley continues to adjust to the fact that he’s airing every day in millions of homes. “Being recognized in the streets is still very jarring,” he admitted. “I’m a big basketball fan, so I’ll go to [an NBA] game and someone will walk up and say, ‘Oh my goodness, so nice to meet you!’ I’ll say, ‘Um… I’m not one of the players. What’s going on?’ And they’ll say, ‘No! B&B! I watch you every day!’ So I’m still getting used to that!”

    Adrienne Frantz Requests Prayers for Her Father Who Is in the Hospital on Life Support

    (7/30/19) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) Please join us in sending love and prayers to Adrienne Frantz (ex-Amber, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL and THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) and her entire family as her father, John Frantz, was rushed to the hospital on July 27. "Please pray for my dad, John Frantz, right now!" she shared on Instagram. "He was airlifted to the hospital and is in ICU on life support! I am on a plane now! Hang in there, daddy, I'm coming! Life is precious and fragile! Treat it as such! You never know…"

    Frantz's Y&R and B&B co-stars and friends like Kate Linder (Esther, Y&R), Tammin Sursok (ex-Colleen, Y&R), Ashley Jones (ex-Bridget, B&B), and Jacob Young (ex-Rick, B&B) joined the many fans in sending love and support in the comments on the Instagram photo of her father and her daughter, three-year-old Amélie.

    After arriving at the hospital, Frantz snapped a photo of her dad in his bed and offered an update for fans and friends. "No news yet!" she reported. "Please keep praying for my dad, John Frantz! I'm here, Daddy! Not a good look on you! Please get up so I can kick your butt for freaking me out!"

    Although Frantz has not yet explained what happened to her father to land him in the ICU on life support, it's clearly very serious, but at least she is trying to keep her spirits up. We'll hold the entire family in our thoughts during this time and hope for some good news in the next update, which we will naturally pass along.

    Denise Richards on BH90210

    (7/30/19) BH90210 is getting a visit from a real housewife of Beverly Hills: RHOBH star Denise Richards will appear in the upcoming Fox “reboot” as a heightened version of herself.

    Tori Spelling broke the news of Richards’ casting with an Instagram photo and the caption, “Welcome to our @bh90210 family my friend @deniserichards.” Richards responded with, “Thank you for including me T… and having me [be] part of the BH90210 journey. Talk about everything comes back full circle. One of my very first jobs was #beverlyhills90210. Love all of you guys.”

    Richards guest-starred in the original Beverly Hills, 90210 Season 2 finale as Kelly Taylor’s cousin Robin McGill.

    Soaps InDepth Podcast - 7/29/19 - Tough Love

    (7/29/19) (Listen / download) On this week’s episode of the Soaps In Depth podcast, hosts Charlie and Richard dish out a little bit of tough love to their soaps. What changes would they like to see made to GENERAL HOSPITAL, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS and DAYS OF OUR LIVES? Tune in to find out… then let them know what changes you’d like to see made.

    Talk Show Appearance

    (7/28/19) WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE, Bravo

    Tu 7/30: Denise Richards

    Matthew Atkinson Reveals What Thomas Is Really up to on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL

    (7/26/19) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) Every parent wants what’s best for their children, but THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’s Thomas will stop at nothing to get it! Having determined that Hope would be the ideal surrogate mommy for his son, Douglas, he pulled the strings to bring about the collapse of her marriage and seems willing to continue playing God to keep his romance with the blonde on course!

    His portrayer, Matthew Atkinson, thinks Thomas’ ambitions started off with the best of intentions following Caroline’s death. “He was trying to stop his son from agonizing every night about his mother,” he explained to Soaps In Depth. “His mind is 100 percent set on making a good life for his son and getting him over that tragedy, which means steering him toward Hope.”

    Having resorted to lies and forgery to convince Hope that her place is with Douglas (and ergo, his dad), Thomas sees all of his actions as justified. “Parents do whatever they can for their children, and I think that’s what’s led him to some dark places,” he said. “When you get a Forrester set on something, they don’t let go easily.”

    Add to that the trauma Thomas felt growing up with a father who wasn’t always there, and Atkinson can begin to understand the rationale behind his character’s underhanded actions. “I think he still struggles with watching Ridge flip-flop between two women and what that ultimately did to his family when he was young,” shared the actor. “He wants to make sure his child and Steffy’s children each have two parents in the house, so the next generation can move forward in the best possible way.”

    While Thomas’ behind-the-scenes manipulations have some viewers seeing red, still others are willing to put up with his antics if it means Steffy and Liam might finally reunite. “People seem to either hate or love what I’m doing,” said Atkinson, who isn’t fazed by the fan flak. “That doesn’t bother me at all. As long as I’m doing something intriguing — good or bad — then I’m having some fun and doing my job. Some fans might be upset about what Thomas is doing, but none of them has been mean-spirited.”

    Say what you will about Thomas’ chicanery, but from an actor’s point of view, it’s always fun to take that plunge. “I relish it,” enthused Atkinson, who has also played his fair share of affable boy-next-door types. “In the past, I always booked roles that were the heart-of-gold sort of guy, so the fact that I get to explore a character that’s much darker and has an edge to him — I love that.”

    As for whether or not Thomas is truly in love with Hope, the actor thinks it’s complicated. “Hope is someone he’s always loved, but that doesn’t mean he was always head over heels in love with her,” he said. “He’s had conversations with Ridge about this, where he says he doesn’t need some perfect romance. All he wants is a family, and he thinks these pieces fitting together can create happiness — regard- less of other people’s wants or desires.”

    Thomas keeps up his nice-guy facade whenever he’s around Hope, but with each passing week, we’ve begun to see more of the wolf emerge from that sheep’s clothing. “He’s getting less apologetic and not hiding it so much anymore,” agreed Atkinson. “Now he’s starting to be more like, ‘It’s my way or the highway, and this is how it’s going to be, so come on, people! Let’s get on board with this!’” So far, at least, that mentality is paying off for him!

    Another Y&R Return For Elizabeth Hendrickson

    (7/24/19) Elizabeth Hendrickson, who recently reprised the role of Y&R’s Chloe, will be back for more. “Back at @youngandrestlesscbs Opens a New Window. and excited for what’s to come,” she enthused on Instagram.

    B&B and Y&R Stars Mourn the Death of Makeup Artist and Friend Jenna Wittman

    (7/24/19) On July 20, the television families of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL and THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS lost one of their own when makeup artist Jenna Wittman died. That day, Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki, Y&R) shared the sad news that it was time to say goodbye. "It is with a heavy heart that I share the tragic news of our decades-long friend and makeup artist extraordinaire, Jenna Wittman," she expressed on Instagram. "On life support, with no hope of recovery, I said my goodbyes and wishes for a peaceful journey into her ear this morning. Please join me and the companies of Y&R and B&B in prayer, wishing her a speedy journey to the most loving eternity. We will always love you, Jenna."

    The following day, B&B supervising producer Casey Kasprzyk shared the news of her passing. "Yesterday, the B&B family lost an incredible makeup artist and human being, Jenna Wittman. Our hearts are heavy, but we smile remembering her sense of humor, dedication to craft, and ability to make everything and everyone better. Halloween 2018 — she made me Steven Spielberg."

    The comments to both of these social media posts were full of heartfelt messages of love and sympathy. "Mel, I'm thankful you could do this," Beth Maitland (Traci, Y&R) expressed. "My heart is broken, but I am grateful for peace… and no more pain. Love you!" Ashley Jones (ex-Bridget, B&B) added: "Decades-long friendships. She was one of a kind" followed by a broken-heart emoji.

    B&B's Annika Noelle Reveals Why She's Not Crazy About Her Birthday

    (7/23/19) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) Merry Birthday? THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’s Annika Noelle (Hope) celebrates her birthday on December 24, a date the actress jokingly admitted isn’t ideal as far as getting the most for one’s birthday bang. “If you know anyone with a Christmas birthday, make sure to give them two separate presents!” she told Soaps In Depth with a laugh. “No, honestly, it’s not the present thing that bugs me. It’s just more that everyone is always home with their families on my birthday, so I never really get to celebrate the actual day with my friends.”

    Case in point: Noelle spent her 21st birthday taking advantage of that legit ID in a less-than-outrageous way. “I believe I was at Benihana drinking a Scorpion Bowl with my mom,” she deadpanned. Of course, her mother has her own tradition for celebrating her daughter’s special day. “Without fail,” says the actress, “my mom will look at me and go, ‘You’re the best Christmas present I ever had!’”

    Soaps Indepth Podcast - 7/22/19 - Thomas Must Be Stopped!

    (7/22/19) (Listen / download) This week, Richard and Charlie call into question Hope’s decision to run down the aisle with The Bold & The Beautiful’s Thomas. Has the master manipulator gone too far? Plus, we take a lot at two things soap fans insist they want… even if those two things don't make sense in the same universe!

    Mario Lopez Joins Access Hollywood

    (7/18/19) After 11 years at Extra, Mario Lopez is making the jump to Access Hollywood. The Saved by the Bell vet will join Kit Hoover and Scott Evans as host of NBC’s entertainment news show, succeeding Natalie Morales, TVLine has learned.

    In addition to Access Hollywood, Lopez will preside over its daytime counterpart, Access Live, which will now be called Access Daily. Both gigs begin on Monday, Sept. 9. Lopez has also signed an overall development and producing deal for both scripted and alternative programming with Universal Television.

    “We are thrilled to have someone of Mario’s caliber join our Access team,” Maureen FitzPatrick, a senior executive producer of both Access Hollywood and Access Daily, said in a statement. “Mario has grown up in the business and is able to offer our viewers a unique insight on the latest Hollywood headlines. Additionally, as a husband and father of three young children, he has a respect for the daytime audience who are looking for a break in their hectic lives with uplifting stories of everyday people transforming their lives and making a difference in their communities.”

    Lopez’s move comes as Extra makes the leap to Fox-owned stations this fall with new host Billy Bush. (Yes, that Billy Bush.) As previously reported, Extra will be rebranded as Extra Extra and shift its focus to a mix of pop culture, sports and politics.

    Irizarry Joins B&B

    (7/17/19) Daytime Emmy winner Vincent Irizarry is joining the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful as Dr. Jordan Armstrong, TVInsider.com reports.

    Irizarry makes his debut on the CBS soap on Monday, Aug. 26, and will play a pivotal role in the baby Beth/baby Phoebe storyline.

    Irizarry’s many daytime credits include Days of Our Lives, The Young and the Restless, One Life to Live, All My Children (for which he won a Daytime Emmy in 2009), Santa Barbara and Guiding Light.

    Mixed Martial Arts Pic ‘Mickey Kelley’ To Star Sean Patrick Flanery, Katrina Bowden, Dennis Quaid & MMA Fighters Renzo Grazie, Edson Barboza & Mickey Gall

    (7/7/19) Fledgling LA film production and distribution outfit Forrest Films is gearing up on mixed martial arts movie drama Mickey Kelley, which will star Sean Patrick Flanery (Powder), Katrina Bowden (30 Rock) and Dennis Quaid (The Day After Tomorrow) alongside MMA fighters Renzo Gracie, Edson Barboza, and Mickey Gall.

    Set in 1990, the film follows Mickey Kelley (Flanery), one of the first American black belts in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, who gets pulled away from everything he loves and into an unsanctioned MMA tournament, where his dreams of providing for his family come to a halt with a split-second decision. His life goes off the rails until years later he gets a shot at redemption.

    Alex Ranarivelo (American Wrestler) will direct the pic, currently in pre-production. Flanery and Alex Ranarivelo teamed to co-write the screenplay, from a story Flanery created.

    Supporting cast includes Maurice Compte (Narcos), Reno Wilson (Transformers) and Currie Graham (Pompeii). Ali Afshar and Ava Rettke are producing for Forrest Films. Executive producers are Forrest Lucas and Sean Patrick Flanery.

    Said Ali Afshar, who runs Forrest Films with Forrest Lucas and Charlotte Lucas, “Forrest Films is drawn to material and stories that lead with the heart and tell a tale of perseverance through conflict and struggle. Mickey Kelley checks these boxes and even creates new ones for us that will differentiate and elevate the film in the marketplace. Sean really created a gripping story here and we’re excited to bring it to life.”

    Forrest Films’ president of worldwide marketing and distribution Scott Kennedy added, “Commercially, Mickey Kelley stands out by offering a powerful combination of action and emotion that tugs at audiences throughout. We have a great cast that plays this dichotomy off beautifully.”

    Forrest Films was launched eight months ago as a vertically integrated content company that releases, produces, finances and develops features. Upcoming releases include Bennett’s War starring country music star Trace Adkins (releasing August 30); the action/drama The Ride starring Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges; sports-themed Lady Driver; the romantic drama Roped; action/drama American Fighter; the thriller The Stand At Paxton County and comedy Wheels Of Fortune.

    The company is supported by a media fund, backed by Forrest Lucas, founder and owner of Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Lucas Oil Production Studios, MAVTV and Lucas Oil Speedway.

    The firm recently tapped former Warner Bros. svp of theatrical marketing/worldwide advertising services Lori Drazen to serve as svp of marketing; former Open Road marketing svp Liz Deutsch to serve as svp of in-theater marketing and promotions; and former Open Road vp Bryce Campbell to serve as svp of operations. These executives report to Scott Kennedy.

    Prior to those hires, producer/writer/actress Christina Moore was promoted to executive vice president at Forrest Films, Ava Rettke was named director of development and production, and producer Hadeel Reda signed an overall production deal with an eye to producing three movies together over the next two years.

    B&B Rena Sofer Admits She Doesn't Usually Get Recognized By Fans

    (7/14/19) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) Actress Rena Sofer (Quinn, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL) has the sort of gorgeous face that truly stands out in a crowd, especially given her various stints in daytime and primetime. “I get recognized for a lot of different things,” she said to Soaps In Depth. “For some people, it’s 24 and FRIENDS, other people remember me [playing Rocky on] LOVING.”

    Since joining B&B, a show with a huge international fan base, one might think Sofer is more likely to be mobbed when she travels abroad, but that’s not necessarily the case. “It’s never really a problem,” she admitted. “I don’t typically wear makeup when I travel, and I’m not one of those people who’s like, ‘Do you know who I am?’” Of course, when the actress is traveling to promote the soap she now calls home, it’s a whole different story. “When I went to Australia and Amsterdam, I did a lot of press for the show,” she said, “but otherwise, I’m really just all about being with my family.”

    Matthew Atkinson Reveals He's Nothing like B&B's Thomas

    (7/14/19) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) Thomas may not be a Boy Scout on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, but his portrayer, Matthew Atkinson, once was! In fact, he made it all the way to Eagle Scout, the highest rank possible in the organization — and one that requires the completion of a big community service project of the young man‘s choosing. “I had a few options, but there was one gleaming option… and I think you’ll understand why,” he smiled to Soaps In Depth.

    Upon learning that the cheerleaders at his high school didn’t have any storage units in the locker room, Atkinson set out to remedy the situation. “I built them cubbies for my Eagle Scout project,” he recalled with a laugh. Hmm… perhaps Atkinson has more in common with ladies’ man Thomas than we thought!

    Gina Rodriguez to Play POTUS in Her Diary of a Female President for Disney+

    (7/12/19) Gina Rodriguez is set to play the titular potential POTUS in Diary of a Female President, the series she is executive-producing for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service.

    The recipient of a 10-episode, straight-to-series order back in January, the project follows Elena, 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, whose Jane the Virgin wraps its run later this summer, will fill the recurring guest-starring role of adult Elena, who is currently on the campaign trail, as well as direct the first episode. Newcomer Tess Romero will play tweenage Elena, who is described as “unabashed, semi-dweeby, ultra-observant” and wielding a “strong point of view.”

    Other castings include Charlie Bushnell as Bobby, Elena’s sweet-faced but mischievous older brother; Selenis Leyva (Orange Is the New Black) as Gabi, Elena and Bobby’s intelligent and loving mom; and Michael Weaver (Here and Now).

    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.

    Now in production in Los Angeles, Diary of a Female President is earmarked for a 2020 premiere on Disney+, which launches Nov. 12.

    Denise Richards Dishes Michael Ryan's Appearance on B&B

    (7/11/19) Someone very close to Denise Richards (Shauna) will be joining her on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL! Michael Ryan is a huge fan of the soap, and Richards personal assistant; he'll be making a cameo on Wednesday, July 31. Keep your eyes open for a hunky, dark haired waiter... that'll be him!

    When asked about Ryan's appearance on B&B, Richards was happy to chat about him, but not about the plot. "I don’t think I can say anything about it, because I was told not to reveal [the] story, but he’s a huge fan of the show and was very starstruck," the actress confided to Soaps In Depth. "Out of all the stuff I’ve ever been on, this was the one where he was like, ‘I have to come to set and meet everyone.’ So he was very excited, and his family back in Ohio are thrilled that he’s doing an episode of the show."

    "So excited to have filmed scenes on B&B this week!" Ryan gushed on his own Instagram. "I’m an actor y’all!" As a huge fan of the show, this must have been a dream come true for him. So make sure to watch his daytime debut!

    B&B’s Joe LoCicero Back for More

    (7/10/19) Joe LoCicero, who made his soap debut on B&B on June 27, will be back for a handful of episodes. LoCicero, the real-life husband of JANE THE VIRGIN star and B&B alum Gina Rodriquez (ex-Beverly), guested as a drug-dealing pal of Thomas Forrester (Matthew Atkinson). To read more about the actor, check out the current issue of Soap Opera Digest, on sale now.

    Soaps InDepth Podcast - 7/8/19 - Summer Preview & Predictions

    (7/8/19) (Listen / download) If there’s one thing Soaps In Depth editors Richard and Charlie love more than previewing what’s to come on your favorite soaps (which they’ll do this week), it’s predicting what they hope will happen (which they’re also going to do). Get a glimpse of what’s to come, whether on the air or in their imaginations, and then weigh in with your own predictions, all this week!

    B&B's Katherine Kelly Lang Confesses She Didn't Fit in Back in High School

    (7/8/19) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) Some people yearn to relive the glory of their high school years, but THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) doesn’t feel the same nostalgia. “I hated all the different groups,” the actress admitted to Soaps In Depth, adding that she was a very introverted person back then. Lang spent three years of high school in Carmel, California, where she said she really didn’t fit in with any of the cliques. “There were the surfers, there were the cowboys, there were the cheerleaders — which I just really didn’t get into at all,” she recalled. “And then there was me. I tended to keep to myself and focus on my school work.”

    When the school day ended, Lang finally felt in her element thanks to extracurricular activities. “I was always on some kind of team, be it gymnastics, diving, track, field hockey or softball,” she said. “Sports were my fun!” And judging from her continued activities, they still are!

    NATAS Exec Revamp Includes Changes For Daytime Emmys

    (6/28/19) The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is realigning some of its executive structure, the organization said Thursday, moves designed to consolidate oversight of planning and producing its shows including the Daytime Emmy Awards.

    The moves include David Michaels exiting as SVP of Daytime Emmy Awards & Events and executive producer of the Daytime Emmys, a post he has held for nearly five years, and come after NATAS launched a probe last summer when the four network daytime dramas in a rare show of unity threatened to boycott the Daytime Emmys unless structural changes were made.

    Steve Ulrich, the former NBC Sports exec who since 2010 has overseen administration of the Sports Emmy Awards, will now move to the newly created role of SVP Production & Events. He will oversee overseeing the planning and production of the Daytime, Sports, News & Documentary, and Technology & Engineering Emmy ceremonies, along with the the National Student Production Awards announcement and other NATAS programs and events.

    In addition, Lisa Armstrong, who joined NATAS in February, will become Director, Production & Events.

    Among the soaps’ demands last year during the boycott threat was for NATAS to “hire a team, separate from the competition executive(s), to produce and executive produce the actual awards show” after questions arose about voting and accounting practices and the way the competition is held.

    The organization said the new structure will create greater independence and differentiation between the production of the Emmy ceremonies and the top-level administration of the competitions.

    “This realignment allows our leadership team to think more strategically across all our programs as we work to serve this growing audience,” Adam Sharp, who took over as president and CEO in November, said today. “Further, it builds on efforts initiated last year to strengthen confidence in the Emmy Awards process by responding to concerns raised regarding common oversight of awards administration and production.”

    Sharp also noted audience growth for NATAS events like the Daytime and Sports Emmys, both of which have seen boosts in social media viewership. The Daytime Emmys streamed live in May on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and emmyonline.tv.

    Katrina Bowden Previews What's Next for Flo on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL

    (6/28/19) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) Nothing puts a character at the fulcrum of a storyline quite like sitting on a secret — one that, if revealed, could inflict maximum damage when it is revealed! That’s the predicament still plaguing THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’s Flo as we enter the summer months, and her portrayer, Katrina Bowden, assured Soaps In Depth this pressure cooker is just heating up!

    Based on the pact that Flo made last month with Shauna and Zoe, it’s clear the women don’t subscribe to that old maxim “The truth will set you free.” Instead, they’ve come to the conclusion that the truth will make things much, much worse. That doesn’t mean Flo is struggling any less with her deception to keep her lips zipped. “She’s having a really hard time being around Hope — her cousin and friend,” said the actress. “She’s trying to keep it all under wraps and appease everybody and go on with her life while also holding onto this terrible truth. It’s really hard.”

    That said, the summer won’t be all angst and no fun for the newest addition to the Logan family. Now that she and old flame Wyatt are officially a couple again, true moments of happiness will temporarily distract the blonde from the whopper of a secret she’s keeping under her hat. “There are going to be moments where she is a little bit more at ease as their relationship progresses,” said Bowden. “I think it will be fun for the audience to see the more playful side of Flo, which we haven’t gotten to see a lot of because she’s been so tormented” by everything she’s done.

    Flo is also getting acclimated to having “moved on up” as a houseguest at the posh Forrester mansion. “She’s a little taken aback by it all, but she’s slowly but surely loving it,” Bowden said. “It’s kind of like a dream.”

    The flip side of a dream come true, alas, is the nightmare that Flo fully expects to unfold if her dark secret ever surfaces. “Would the Logans want nothing to do with her, and would she get sent to prison, or would they forgive her and understand the terrible circumstances?” Bowden pondered. “Even in those moments where she’s having fun and letting loose, in the back of her mind, she still has that nagging reminder of the secret she’s keeping. So she kind of goes back and forth between feeling happy with this amazing new life but also feeling this deep regret at every turn and a desire to tell the truth!”

    Soaps InDepth Podcast - 6/24/19 - The Stories Soaps Should Be Telling

    (6/24/19) The Stories Soaps Should Be Telling (Listen / download).

    This week, Charlie and Richard discuss the hot-button topics which soaps of the past turned into major storylines… and why today’s daytime dramas seem afraid to tackle them. From Erica Kane’s abortion on All My Children to Christine’s sexual assault on The Young & The Restless, social issues have given soaps some of their most powerful moments. We look at how today’s most buzzed about topics could be woven into your favorite shows.

    Dishing with Digest - 6/21/19 - Courtney Hope

    (6/21/19) Courtney Hope On Her Coming And Going From B&B (Listen / download) Courtney Hope talks about her ins and outs as B&B’s Sally, her gaming world connection, beau Chad Duell (Michael, GH) and more with Digest’s Stephanie Sloane and Mara Levinsky. We also discuss how long secrets should last on soaps, and the latest B&B twists.

    Rena Sofer Opens up About Reuniting With Her Ex-Husband

    (6/21/19) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Following her 2017 divorce from television director Sanford Bookstaver, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’s Rena Sofer (Quinn) has found love again… with her ex-husband! You read that right. After ending their 14-year marriage, they are officially back together and newly engaged to be remarried, a fact that the actress acknowledges sounds like a storyline ripped straight out of Ridge and Brooke’s playbook. “Except there is no Bill,” she laughingly clarified to Soaps In Depth. “There was never another person, so it was never that issue. We just needed to figure it out.”

    Sofer and Bookstaver had remained friends and co-parents (to daughter Avalon, 13) following their split, but latent sparks were reignited last fall.“He flew in from New York to be at my [December] birthday party for three hours, and then he flew back,” she recalled. “That was a big deal for me, because it kind of answered the question of, ‘Who’s going to have my back for the rest of my life?’ Here’s a guy who [was no longer obligated to] have my back anymore, and he still did!”

    Though they had each attempted to move on following their divorce, that task proved easier said than done. “I tried to date, but I ended up just dating dogs more than anything,” joked the pup-loving actress. “I mean literal dogs, although I did date some ‘dogs,’ too!”

    Having both come to the conclusion that the most important thing to each of them was still one another, the couple picked up pretty much where they’d left off. “We have not taken it slowly, even though we’ve tried to. That’s what happens when you’ve already been together for 18 years,” she said. “You’re like, ‘I know you! What are we waiting for?’ So we’re back together. He’s not my husband, but it feels too weird to call him my boyfriend, so I still call him my ex-husband, because I think it’s hilarious.”

    Getting back to basics and figuring out who (and what) she loves over the past few years has led Sofer to discover something else that brings her great joy: woodworking! “When I got divorced and wasn’t working a lot over the past year and a half, I decided that I needed something for myself,” she explained. “I’ve always been the sort of handy person who can spend hours roaming through Home Depot, and I really liked the idea of working with wood. I just needed to find someone who could teach me.”

    The actress signed up for classes at a local workshop, where she continues to drop in frequently to make beautiful artisanal cutting boards and wooden utensils. “It makes me happy to be creative,” she confided. “You’re making it the way people have made these things forever, and that’s interesting and meaningful to me.”

    Sofer also found meaning in her life by hosting some houseguests … of the four-legged variety! Already the loving owner of pooches Iggy, Alpha and Mega, Sofer agreed to foster a pregnant dog late last year that was found on the streets. “I thought it would be the coolest thing ever, to watch a dog give birth and play with the puppies and take care of them until they could be given away,” she said.

    Though her daughter joked that Sofer would adopt all of the puppies herself, the actress managed to limit herself to keeping just one, whom she named Marceline. The rest of the pups (including the mother) were given happy homes with Sofer’s friends and family members. Though having a house filled with energetic puppies required effort and patience, Sofer is grateful she was able to help. “The world can seem so cruel and unfixable to me,” she said. “It makes me feel powerless sometimes, but I realized all I can do is try to help a small corner of the world — my corner — and hope that light can expand a little bit.” Comic-strip creator Charles M. Schulz may have coined the phrase “Happiness is a warm puppy,” but Sofer’s living proof that it’s actually quite true!

    2019 Teen Choice Award Nominations

    (6/20/19) Choice Drama TV Actor
    Adam Huber – Dynasty
    Cole Sprouse – Riverdale
    Justin Hartley – This Is Us
    K.J. Apa – Riverdale
    Oliver Stark – 9-1-1
    Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us

    Choice Comedy TV Actress
    Candace Cameron Bure – Fuller House
    Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin
    Kaley Cuoco – The Big Bang Theory
    Nina Dobrev – Fam
    Sarah Hyland – Modern Family
    Yara Shahidi – black-ish

    “THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL” POWERS INTO SUMMER ATTRACTING LARGEST AUDIENCE IN SIX WEEKS

    (6/20/19) For the week ending Friday, June 14, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL scored 3.22 million viewers, its largest audience in six weeks – since the week ending May 3.

    Source: Nielsen, live plus same day ratings for the week ending June 14.

    B&B Alum Addresses Medical Condition

    (6/18/19) B&B’s Pierson Fodé (ex-Thomas) took to social media to thank family, friends and fans during a difficult time regarding a medical condition. Posted the actor: “I’m not dead! I’m actually quite far from it now. Although over the last month and a half I managed to have a few beers and ponder life with ol’ grim reaper. I wasn’t going to share anything but that damn little square in my shirt was in so many photos. It keeps reminding me that maybe this can give someone else in a similar state hope… That square was a heart monitor for the doctors to track blackouts related to brain trauma.” To read Fodé’s post in its entirety, click here: https://www.instagram.com/p/By3b5FgBVoD/

    Heather Tom Back To Y&R — To Direct!

    (6/18/19) B&B’s Heather Tom (Katie) announced via Instagram Opens a New Window. that she directed an upcoming episode of YOUNG AND RESTLESS. Posted the actress, “So grateful for the opportunity! Thanks especially to @angelica_mcd Opens a New Window. @cbsdaytime Opens a New Window. #tonymorino Opens a New Window. @youngandrestlesscbs Opens a New Window. @sptv Opens a New Window. and all the actors I had the pleasure to work with. Such an extraordinary amount of talented people! It was so emotional for me!” Tom, who has been directing episodes of B&B since 2016, played Y&R’s Victoria from 1991-97 and then again from 1997-2003. “Xxx to everyone involved in making this happen!” she added, noting, “And to be clear- I’m directing not acting!” Look for Tom’s episode to air on Wednesday, July 17.

    'Jane the Virgin' star Gina Rodriguez struggled with suicidal thoughts

    (6/18/19) Gina Rodriguez’s longtime struggle with anxiety and depression has made the actress consider suicide on more than one occasion.

    The Jane the Virgin star is known for her bubbly personality, but in 2017, she went public with her mental health problems in a candid video posted on Instagram, and now she is opening up further about the deep-rooted issues she has faced since her teens.

    “I think I started dealing with depression around 16,” the 34-year-old told U.S. newswoman Kate Snow during a talk at The Kennedy Forum event in Chicago, Illinois last week.

    “I started dealing with the idea of… ‘Everything is going to be better when I’m gone. Life will be easier; all the woes will (go) away, all the problems…’ Then I wouldn’t have to fail or succeed, right? Then all this surmounting pressure would go away. It would just go away.”

    Asked to clarify if she was talking about suicide, Rodriguez replied, “Oh yeah… and I’ve felt that before, not too long ago, and it’s a very real feeling,” she said.

    The newlywed was inspired to speak out about her own experiences to encourage her fans, particularly girls, to be more candid about their issues on social media, instead of trying to bury them, like she did during her youth.

    Admitting that sharing her emotions was still “very new territory” for her, Rodriguez said, “It has to be a part of the conversations I have with these young girls. I can’t just tell them to go out and make their dreams come true and then to ignore everything else.”

    The star also explained her anxiety is still something she has to keep in check, and one panic attack even forced her to halt filming on the fifth and final season of Jane the Virgin.

    “There was a point where I couldn’t push through every single time anymore,” she recalled. “It came to a point – this was the first season that… I had to stop production. I just had a really tumultuous season.”

    However, Rodriguez was finally able to voice her needs to the cast and crew, and she is proud not to have shied away from confronting her struggles head on: “I was unafraid, for the first time, to be like, ‘I can’t,’” she added.

    The last season of Jane the Virgin debuted in the U.S. earlier this year.

    Kristolyn Lloyd & Emily Swallow on Elementary 7/4/19

    (6/14/19) “From Russia with Drugs” – Holmes and Watson investigate the murder of a criminal who made his living by stealing from other criminals. Also, when Captain Gregson resumes leadership of the precinct, he suspects his interim replacement, Captain Dwyer, is responsible for one of his best detective’s suspicious departure, on ELEMENTARY, Thursday, July 4 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    GUEST CAST includes: Rob Bartlett (Captain Dwyer), Emily Swallow (Bree Novacek), Kristolyn Lloyd (Janice)

    B&B Casts New Role

    (6/10/19) B&B has cast Joe LoCicero, husband of JANE THE VIRGIN’s Gina Rodriguez (ex-Beverly, B&B) in the new role of Vincent Walker, a nefarious colleague of Thomas, reports People.com. Look for him to first air on June 27.

    Soaps InDepth Podcast - 6/10/19 - Grading The Soaps

    (6/10/19) (Listen / download) This week, Richard and Charlie look at what worked — and what didn’t — during the all-important May Sweeps period. Which shows had the best stories? Which stories seemed to miss the mark? And which shows came out of May ready to heat up the summer months? Find out on this week’s episode of the Soaps In Depth podcast!

    Talk Show Appearance

    (6/7/19) WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE, Bravo

    Tu 6/11: Denise Richards

    THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL Nominated for Another Golden Nymph Award

    (6/4/19) Congratulations to THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL on their 14th consecutive nomination for the Monte Carlo Television Festival’s International TV Audience Awards in the “Telenovela/Soap Opera” category at the 59th Annual Golden Nymph Awards! The Monte Carlo Television Festival is hosted under the Honorary Presidency of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco every year and includes press events, private screenings, premiere screenings, glamorous receptions and parties, as well as a jury competition with awards.

    B&B is nominated in the “Television/Soap Opera” category alongside India’s FROM YOUR HEART TO MINE and Turkey’s ELIF. But their incredible international ratings las led B&B to win this award the past 13 years in a row, so another win is likely, since the ratings are what determine the winner in this category! In fact, because of their international numbers, B&B has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the most popular daytime TV soap.

    Cast members Scott Clifton (Liam), Annika Noelle (Hope), and Denise Richards (Sasha) will be traveling to Monaco to represent their show as guests of H.S.H. Prince Albert II from Saturday, June 15, to Tuesday, June 18. And for those B&B fans lucky enough to also be in Monaco at the same time, there will be a special meet-and-greet with the stars on Monday, June 17, at the Grimaldi forum. For information and tickets, you can visit www.tvfestival.com.

    The Golden Nymph Award Ceremony will be held at the Grimaldi Forum on Tuesday, June 18, and we’ll be sure to let you know if (or when) B&B takes home the trophy a 14th time!

    Soaps InDepth Podcast - 6/3/19 - Mixed Messages

    (6/3/19) (Listen / download) On this week's episode of the Soaps in Depth Podcast, co-hosts Charlie and Richard take a look at the sometimes twisted morality put forth by modern soaps. On THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, Steffy is a woman capable of running a major fashion house… yet those around her act as if she can’t raise two children without a man's help. (This despite having a lot of money and a nanny!) And despite Hope’s very obvious instability, none of her loved ones are rushing her into therapy! Meanwhile, some GENERAL HOSPITAL viewers refuse to forgive Franco's past sins (despite his "the tumor made me do it" excuse), but embrace a mob boss and his favorite hitman as heroes. It's a laugh-filled look at the things that make us go hmmmm, plus a peek at the week ahead

    B&B Stars Head To Monaco

    (6/2/19) BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL has once again been nominated in the category of “Telenovelas/Soap Operas” for the 2019 Golden Nymph Awards, held annually at the Monte Carlo Television Festival in Monaco. This is B&B’s 14th nomination. The soap has won the prestigious award for the past 13 consecutive years, designating it as the most watched daily serial in the world, based on ratings from Mediametrie, the French Opens a New Window. audience measurement Opens a New Window. firm. This year, Annika Noelle (Hope), Scott Clifton (Liam) and Denise Richards (Shauna) will be representing B&B at the Awards Ceremony, as well as at other festival events such as fan meet-and-greets, red carpets and parties. The Monte Carlo Television Festival begins on June 14, and the Golden Nymph Awards Ceremony will be held on June 18.

    For Older News Visit The Daytime Soap Operas News Archives: Here!




    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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