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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

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

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    This Week On The Bold & The Beautiful



    January 14
    A woman from Reese's past introduces herself to Taylor; Liam spends time with Steffy and baby Kelly, vowing to always be present for them.
    January 15
    The history between Reese and Florence comes to light when he asks her for a considerable favor; Taylor presents Steffy with an opportunity that she's always wanted.
    January 16
    Will impresses Bill with his talent for turning a profit before turning their conversation to the status of their family; Steffy becomes convinced that Taylor's plan will change all of their lives for the better.
    January 17
    Wyatt and Hope share a memory from their past; Katie convinces Thorne to allow Bill to stay for dinner.
    January 18
    Thorne begins to feel left out watching Bill, Katie and Will spend family time together; Sally gives Hope a very special gift.
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    (News section last updated January 16, 2019)


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

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

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

    Read it all here!


    Carol Channing Dead at 97

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

    Channing’s publicist gave the following statement to BroadwayWorld:

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

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

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

    Meet B&B’s Newest Guest Star

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    DAYTIME TELEVISION – BEST MAKE-UP

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

    The Price Is Right
    Carol Wood, Jason Collins

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

    The Young and the Restless
    Patricia Denney, Marlene Mason, Kathy Jones

    DAYTIME TELEVISION – BEST HAIR STYLING

    The Bold and the Beautiful
    Lisa Long, Danielle Spencer, Danielle Dixon

    The Real Daytime
    Roberta Gardener-Rogers, Rachel Mason, Ray Dodson

    The Young and the Restless
    Regina Rodriguez, Adriana Lucio, Vanessa Bragdon

    A First Look at Rebecca Budig's New Role on L.A.'S FINEST!

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

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

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

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

    Golden Globes Awards: 2019 Presenters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Usher Files for Divorce from Estranged Wife Grace Miguel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Season 4 Of THE BAY Drops Today

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

    Ingo Rademacher Announces B&B Exit

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

    Jacob Young Opens up About Returning to GENERAL HOSPITAL as Lucky

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Filming is currently underway.

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

    B&B’s Young Addresses Story Twist

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

    B&B Airs 8,000th Episode

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Ashley Jones Returns to THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    B&B’s Adain Bradley Shoots First Movie

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

    Dishing with Digest 12/7/18 - Rena Sofer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Y&R’s Kelly Kruger Launches New Line

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Jane the Virgin Spinoff Eyed at The CW

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

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

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

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

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


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    Facts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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