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Updated on 06-Apr-2014


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Congratulations to The Bold & the Beautiful for starting its 28th year on the air today.

March 23, 2014 marked the 27th anniversary of the popular daytime drama, bringing it into the top ten list of the longest running scripted dramas broadcast on network television.

B&B Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley Bell said in a statement:

"Twenty-seven years on television is a wonderful accomplishment. I work with an amazing ensemble of cast, production crew, writers and staff. I am grateful to CBS for their long standing commitment to ‘B&B’ and to CBS Daytime executives Angelica McDaniel and Margot Wain for their unwavering support. None of this would be possible if it were not for our fans whose loyalty and dedication to the show have allowed us to reach this incredible milestone." (Mar 24, 2013)
 

Sean Kanan is returning to The Bold & the Beautiful as Deacon Sharpe in late spring.

The actor had been reprising his role as AJ Quartermaine on General Hospital, but TV Guide reports that Kanan and the ABC soap decided to part ways when Kanan had been unhappy with the direction of story for AJ.

Once he became available, Kanan contacted B&B Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley Bell, who signed the actor to a contract to return as Deacon. Kanan originally played the role of Deacon from 2000-2005, taking him to The Young and the Restless from 2009-2012 before a short return to B&B in 2012 for Hope's wedding in Italy.

"Deacon is my favorite of all the characters I've played," Kanan told TV Guide's Michael Logan. "I started my career in daytime on GH, but returning to B&B feels like I'm going home."

Kanan's first B&B airdate is currently scheduled for Friday, June 13. (Mar 24, 2013)
 

CBS Soaps in Depth reports in their April 7, 2014 issue that Hunter Tylo, who returned to B&B as Taylor for one day in late February, will be coming back for three weeks' worth of episodes starting Friday, April 25. With Aly's emotional issues, will she come face to face with Taylor, the woman who was driving the car that struck Aly's mom the night Darla died? (Mar 24, 2013)
 

Joanna Johnson is returning to The Bold and the Beautiful as Karen Spencer.

While B&B had issued a casting call for the role of Karen due to commitments by original cast member Johnson - she played Caroline Spencer from the show's debut in 1987 through 1990, and then played twin sister Karen from 1991-1995, and on and off since 2009 - as writer and executive producer of the ABC Family series THE FOSTERS, the actress has stated many times that she'd like to find a way to stay on B&B and appear as Karen when she can. At least for now, the show has decided to stick with the original, since Johnson will appear as Karen on April 16 and 17.

While there is no word on what brings Karen back into the fold this time, the actress did reveal on Twitter that she worked with long-time scene partner Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke). "Had fun doing it. Worked with KKL and it was like a flashback to when we started on B&B 27 yrs ago!!" the actress tweeted.

A few days earlier, a fan asked Johnson whether she preferred playing Caroline or Karen, and the actress replied, "I will always love Caroline, but loving Karen more since she came out and stood up against her brother!" (Mar 11, 2013)
 

On March 3, 2014, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), announced the Drama Performer Pre-Nominations for the 41st Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards.

B&B is represented in pre-nominations by Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) and Heather Tom (Katie) for Outstanding Lead Actress; John McCook (Eric) for Outstanding Lead Actor; Darin Brooks (Wyatt) and Scott Clifton (Liam) for Outstanding Supporting Actor; Linsey Godfrey (Caroline), Kim Matula (Hope) and Ashlyn Pearce (Aly) for Outstanding Younger Actress; and Adam Gregory for Outstanding Younger Actor.

Click here for a list of pre-nominees in each category from all shows.

The pre-nominees were selected based an online judging ballot, containing all entrants in each of six performer categories, that was sent to registered, eligible peer judges. The ballot contained a randomized order of performers in each category, regardless of show affiliation. Judges viewed clips online containing the work of each performer entry and then selected their top 10 performer choices in each category.

Ballots were submitted directly to Lutz & Carr, an independent accounting firm, who tabulated the results. The top ten vote-getters in each category were selected for pre-nomination. (The Outstanding Lead Actress category contains 12 pre-nominated performers and the Supporting Actor category contains 13 pre-nominated performers due to ties.) The pre-nomination candidates now advance to the blue ribbon screening round, scheduled to begin on March 26, 2014, which will determine both nominees and recipients based on each candidate's submission of their work from a single episode during the eligibility year.

All nominations will be announced May 1st. Congratulations to all the pre-nominees! (Mar 09, 2013)
 

As previously reported, the remote shoot for The Bold & the Beautiful in the United Arab Emirates came about when Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) asked for time off to compete in the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon on March 15. Little did she know that one of her co-stars would decide to join in on the fun!

Ms. Lang, who is one of two actors to be on B&B for the show's entire 26+ year run, will compete in the individual short course (1.5km /.93 mile swim, 100km / 62 mile bike, 10k / 6.2 mile run). But later reports revealed that Don Diamont, who came to B&B in 2009 as Bill Spencer after a 22 year long run as Brad Carlton on B&B's sister soap, The Young & the Restless, will also participate as captain of The Bold and the Beautiful Tri Team, taking on the swim leg in the waters off Abu Dhabi’s Corniche beach.

Ms. Lang will be raising money for "Breakaway from Cancer," while Mr. Diamont will be fundraising for The Don Diamont/Alyssa Mazur Foundation.

Lang and Diamont are both excited about the event. To read comments from both actors, and from a national representative for the region, click here(Feb 26, 2013)
 

The Bold and the Beautiful has always tried to make remote shoots special, whether close to home in the US or in some far off locale. And TV Guide's Michael Logan reports that there is a bit of both coming up for fans of the soap.

From March 17-19, B&B will film in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, with actors Thorsten Kaye (Ridge), Don Diamont (Bill) and Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) taking their characters to the United Arab Emirates as extension of their current story. When Bill takes Brooke to the Arab region, Ridge follows, determined to protect Brooke and keep longtime rival Bill from becoming stepfather to Ridge and Brooke's son R.J.

This marks the first time a daytime drama will tape in the United Arab Emirates.

Excited about the opportunity to bring his story to the region, where B&B airs on the Dubai One network, B&B Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley Bell credits Lang with the inspiration for the remote shoot. When the actress, who competes in triathlons, asked for time off for a triathlon in Abu Dhabi, Bell decided to "pack up the station wagon and all pile in" for the adventure.

Although the episodes will be taped in March, they won't air until late May or early June.

In another remote shoot, this one much closer to home. Scott Clifton (Liam) and Kim Matula (Hope) will join former PRICE IS RIGHT host Bob Barker and the host of the CBS series LUCKY DOG, Brandon McMillan, for a remote at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter that focuses on animal rescue and adoption.

Barker and McMillan have both appeared separately on B&B before, and their appearance with Scott and Kim will both promote important issues with animal welfare and also showcase the differences between Liam and Hope's relationship and Hope's relationship with Liam's half-brother, Wyatt. Hope is presently in a romantic relationship with Wyatt, but will seeing Liam's socially conscious side have an impact on her? Tune in from April 30 - May 2 to find out. (Feb 25, 2013)
 

Rick and Caroline It's been some time since The Bold and the Beautiful crossed over with sister soap The Young and the Restless, although the two shows often mention each other's stories (like Y&R's Victor buying Nikki a Forrester original, or B&B's Katie donating to Y&R's Delia Foundation). But in April, two B&B stars will pay a visit to Genoa City for a fashion show.

TV Guide reports that the guest list for Y&R's Jabot fashion show, airing April 11-16, will include B&B's Jacob Young and Linsey Godfrey as Rick and Caroline Forrester. In a fun twist, Caroline will interact with Y&R's Noah Newman, played by Godfrey's real-life beau Robert Adamson. (Godfrey and Adamson are expecting their first child.) And Godfrey and Adamson aren't the only ones who will share a real life connection, since Jabot designer Chelsea Lawson, whose designs will be on display, is played by Melissa Claire Egan, who played opposite Jacob Young when they were both on ALL MY CHILDREN.(Feb 21, 2013)
 

Who is Gary? Looks like The Bold & the Beautiful is looking for another young guy. The show is looking for an actor to fill the contract role of Gary, a Caucasian, 19-to-21 year old, who is "clever, intelligent, funny, hunky, a bit of a bad boy. Knows how to use his charm to get what he wants." The casting call says the actor must be at least 5' 10" and have strong acting credentials.(Feb 21, 2013)
 

When TVGN (The TV Guide Network) started airing encores of The Bold and the Beautiful at night, they were one day behind, with Monday's CBS episode, for example, airing Tuesday on TVGN. But beginning this Monday, February 17, TVGN will air same day episodes of television’s most-watched daytime drama series in the world every weeknight at 6:30 PM, ET/PT.

To locate TVGN on cable or satellite, viewers can visit www.tvgn.tv for a channel finder, or they can check their local cable listings.(Feb 17, 2013)
 

Daytime Confidential interviewed Crystal Chappell, aka B&B's Danielle, about her upcoming web soap Beacon Hill, and they also asked her about B&B.

DC: Brad Bell has gone on the record saying he wants to do more with the lesbian storyline on The Bold and the Beautiful. Will we be seeing more of Dani and Karen soon?

CC: I was contacted a few weeks ago to check on my availability for B&B, so my guess is yes.

To read more about the actress, her upcoming web soap and her friendship with B&B co-star Joanna Johnson, click here.(Feb 17, 2013)
 

Look for some TV talk show coverage featuring Bold & Beautiful stars this week.

On Monday, February 17, look for Heather Tom (Katie) to appear on the CBS daytime series THE TALK with her brother David, who recently returned to his former role as Billy Abbott on Young & Restless.

Later in the week, look for B&B's NAACP Image Award nominated actors to appear with fellow nominees from The Young and the Restless on the syndicated series THE INSIDER. B&B actors Lawrence Saint-Victor and Aaron D. Spears will appear on Tuesday, February 18th, along with fellow NAACP Image Awards nominees, Rederic Williams and Kristoff St. John from The Young and the Restless, while Karla Mosley will appear with Y&R's Angel Cromwell and Christel Khalil on Wednesday, February 19th.

Check your local listings for both series.(Feb 17, 2013)
 

About a month ago, an actress named Jamie Renee Smith tweeted that she would be appearing on Bold & Beautiful as Wyatt's ex, Nicole, sharing scenes with Kim Matula (Hope) and Darin Brooks (Wyatt). A B&B rep confirmed that Smith would appear on one episode, February 6, but did not say anything about her role.

February 6 came and went, but there was no Nicole. Many people wondered what happened. The actress by then had set up a new Twitter account, saying her previous one had been hijacked by someone who was stealing her identity, and she revealed the truth about her B&B gig on February 7:

Thanks to all who watched B&B yesterday! It means so much to me!! Sorry to those of you who were disappointed by the rumors.

I don't know where the character "Nicole" came from, but I was Rachel, the secretary at the beginning of the episode.

Now that it has aired, I can comment on the fact that I have no idea where all of the fabrications came from in terms of my role, I was only booked for one episode and now it's all complete! Short and sweet :) Thanks for following me and for watching!!

So Nicole was an identity thief's fantasy, but thankfully fans now know who Smith really played.(Feb 17, 2013)
 

The first two in a series of novellas set in the world of The Bold and the Beautiful are now available worldwide in digital formats. The series, developed in cooperation with the producers of The Bold and the Beautiful, features new stories with beloved characters from the show, in situations never broadcast on television.

Forbidden Affair by Amy Andrews features Bill and Steffy discovering their attraction to each other while trapped in a collapsed building following an earthquake. Steffy has just returned from Paris, attempting to get over her miscarriage and Liam, and is questioning what she wants. Is her attraction to Bill driven by fear, or something deeper?

In Collision Course by Shannon Curtis, Taylor recognizes all the signs of PTSD in Bill, a result of the plane crash he survived. When she tricks him into visiting a PTSD clinic, Bill realizes how much he needs Taylor’s help. But this infuriates Brooke, who can’t understand why Bill would confide in Taylor and not her.

Forbidden Affair and Collision Course are both available for $4.99 each where all good ebooks are sold.

Two more titles in the series will be released in March 2014. Second Chances, by Ros Baxter, deals with Rick and Steffy comforting each other over memories of the late Phoebe, with reactions from their loved ones. In Stormswept, by Shannon Curtis, former flames Hope Logan and Oliver Jones go on a trip to Australia, but a storm strands them and leaves them battling the passion they once shared.(Feb 10, 2013)
 

TV Guide reports that a fan favorite actress will be returning to Bold and Beautiful for some ghostly appearances.

Schae Harrison, who played Darla Einstein Forrester from 1989-2006, returns for at least three episodes — airing March 18, March 25 and April 7 — when Darla appears to her daughter Aly (Ashlyn Pearce) in ghostly form. This isn't Harrison's first ethereal appearance on the show, as she appeared in two episodes in 2007 when Thorne had visions of seeing his late wife.

As fans recall, Darla died after being hit by a car driven by Taylor Hayes. Is it a coincidence that Hunter Tylo's return as Taylor on February 28 includes a discussion between Taylor and Eric about the night Darla died? B&B is keeping quiet, so fans will have to wait and see how events unfold. (Feb 04, 2013)
 

Despite some claims to the contrary on a Facebook page, Hunter Tylo returns to The Bold and the Beautiful on February 28.

A B&B rep told Daytime Confidential "I am happy to confirm that Hunter Tylo will return to B&B in the role of Dr. Taylor Hayes Forrester on February 28."

There is no word on how long the actress return will be for yet. (Feb 04, 2013)
 

Congratulations to THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, which was picked up for the 2014-2015 season by the CBS Television Network on January 15.

Bold and Beautiful earned its renewal for one more season based on current ratings, as the show is averaging 3.90 million viewers, up +14% from last season. It is also up +7% in women 25-54 (1.6/09) and matches last year in women 18-49 (1.1/07).

Also renewed for the 2014-2015 season were game shows THE PRICE IS RIGHT and LET'S MAKE A DEAL and talk show THE TALK, while THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS was renewed through the 2017 season. (Jan 26, 2013)
 

Look for actress Jamie Renee Smith to appear on B&B on February 6. The show has not confirmed details of her role, but the actress tweeted on Twitter that she'd be playing Wyatt's high school girlfriend, Nicole, and said that she'd be appearing in several episodes opposite Kim Matula (Hope). (Jan 26, 2013)
 

Heather Tom has been busy on screen with all the goings on with Katie, but the actress will branch out during B&B's spring hiatus to appear in a production of VANITIES at the Parker Playhouse in Ft. Lauderdale, FL from March 26-30.

For ticket information, click here to visit the theater's website. (Jan 26, 2013)
 

Despite his high amount of screen time on B&B, Darin Brooks (Wyatt) found time for another guest spot on the ABC sitcom "Super Fun Night."

Brooks first appeared on the sitcom in the October 23 episode titled "Engagement Party" as Jason, who got engaged to Jazmine (Ashley Tisdale). Jazmine is the sister of Kimmie (played by series star Rebel Wilson).

In his return appearance, airing on Wednesday, January 08, Jason is now married to Jazmine, and the couple shows up drunk to Kimmie's dinner party. What happens next? Fans of Brooks can tune in to find out! (Dec 30, 2013)
 

Bold & Beautiful fans may have noticed that Dayzee has been around very little lately. Her portrayer, Kristolyn Lloyd, is now on recurring status with the show, and show reps have confirmed that she remains part of the B&B family as recurring. But with her not being under contract to the show, the actress has chosen to make a cross country move to the East Coast to do some theater work.

Kristolyn announced on Twitter on Dec 20:

Goodbye Los Angeles! I'll miss your warm summer days in the Winter and your beautiful city lights! Let's not be strangers...

And then on Dec 28, she tweeted:

I'm in NYC!!! I've made it to my apartment, unpacked, stuffed my face and am now curling up in a ball like a little homeless lady to sleep!

Although she is living in NY, some of Lloyd's theater work will be in Massechusetts. Her first role is in "Witness Uganda: The Musical," which follows a black American volunteer named Griffin who arrives in New York City to help build a village school and escape his church’s probing into his sexuality. Performances will be held from February 4th-March 16th at the American Repertory Theatre, Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138. To learn more about the play, click here to visit the show's web site.

The World of B&B wishes Kristolyn luck in her theater work and looks forward to a possible B&B return in the future. (Dec 30, 2013)
 

CASTING NEWS: B&B has resumed its search for a new Karen Spencer; the character had been played by its originator, Joanna Johnson, on and off over the last several years, but the actress has been busy with her work as a producer of the ABC Family series THE FOSTERS.

B&B has also been seeking to fill several recurring roles that may go to contract; in addition to the roles of Michael and Suzanna, listed previously, the show is also trying to cast a British sex kitten, age 22-25, described as "Ambitious. Goes after what she wants. Very upscale, not trashy." ; and a 19-24 year old African-American model. (Dec 22, 2013)
 

On Monday, December 16, B&B debuted its latest iteration of its opening credits. Newcomers Thorsten Kaye (Ridge) and Ashlyn Pearce (Aly) were added, along with Darin Brooks (Wyatt) and Rena Sofer (Quinn), who have been on the show since the summer. Notable among those removed was Adam Gregory (Thomas), who has not been seen on-screen since August, with mentions that Thomas has been in Paris with his father and sister.

On his Twitter page, Gregory tweeted to his fans from B&B:

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On Dec 21, Gregory posted on his Facebook page:

February 28th is a good date to remember if you wanna tune in to B&B to see what Thomas is up to... Just sayin'.

Gregory's fans can tune in on that day to see the latest in Thomas' life. (Dec 22, 2013)
 

B&B Novella The Bold and the Beautiful is the most watched daytime drama in the world, being broadcast in over one hundred countries to millions of fans globally. But now fans of the show can also enjoy reading about the characters in print, as a series of novellas based on B&B will be launched in 2014.

Australian publisher Pan Macmillan, via its print division and its digital arm, Momentum, will recount new love stories abouot the B&B characters, written by established romance authors in collaboration with B&B Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley P. Bell. The first two titles, Forbidden Affair by Amy Andrews and Collision Course by Shannon Curtis, will be released in February 2014. The second two titles will follow in April, and then two more in June.

“Love stories that have yet to be seen on television can now fully ignite between the covers of these novels,” said Bell. “This partnership with Pan Macmillan and Momentum expands the choices our fans have to be entertained by the signature characters of THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL.”

“Getting the opportunity to work with such a successful international brand as THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL and bring new stories to a global audience in print and digital is a hugely exciting experience for us all,” said Joel Naoum from Momentum and Claire Craig from Pan Macmillan.

To read more about the first two books, click here for information about Collision Course, and click here to read about Forbidden Affair.  (Dec 13, 2013)
 

Congratulations to Linsey Godfrey (Caroline) and Young and the Restless actor Robert Adamson (Noah Newman), as the lovers are expecting their first child!

Adamson broke the new on his Facebook page on Dec 4 when he posted sonogram photos. The first photo said, "Guess What?! How do I tag a future family member? Should I make it a page? — with Linsey Michelle," and then another followed that said, "It got a little Bigger!!! In 10 minutes... Jk.. 11 1/2 weeks today. — with Linsey Michelle."

Click here to view the sonogram photos on Facebook.  (Dec 13, 2013)
 

The Bold and the Beautiful is casting two new recurring roles.

The first role is for "Michael," a 17- to 20-year-old Caucasian male who is described as "Handsome" with a "good physique," and is said to be "rugged, clever with a good sense of humor." B&B's casting department is looking for actors with strong credits for this recurring role that could go to contract.

The second role is for "Suzanna," a 16- to 19-year-old Caucasian female fashionista who is described as a "dark haired beauty. Sophisticated, well spoken." There is a height requirement for the role, and actresses must be at least 5'7" to be considered. This role is also recurring, but could become a contract role.  (Dec 13, 2013)
 

B&B has found its new Ridge Forrester, Jr. (aka RJ). Since RJ has been at boarding school since his parents broke up last year, he's been off camera for some time, but he'll be returning to L.A. now that his father is returning. Mace Coronel has been cast as RJ (who was last played by Jack Horan in 2011).

Coronel, who has appeared in commercials, short films and series such as Hart of Dixie, makes his first on-screen appearance on B&B on Tuesday, December 24. (Dec 01, 2013)
 

While other soaps have had same day re-airings on cable aside from their network broadcasts, The Bold and the Beautiful has not. But that will change on Monday, December 2, when B&B starts airing an encore performance on TVGN.

TVGN (The TV Guide Network) will encore the prior day’s B&B episode weekdays at 6:30 PM, ET/PT, immediately preceding TVGN’s encore airings of THE YOUNG AND The Restless (weekdays at 7:00 PM, ET/PT). In addition, fans can catch up on all five of the prior week’s most recent episodes on TVGN every Sunday from 11:00 AM, ET/PT-1:30 PM, ET/PT starting on Sunday, Dec. 8.

"The Bold And The Beautiful has been one of the most popular daytime dramas on television for more than two decades, and now, for the first time ever, the series will be making its cable TV debut, giving loyal viewers more opportunities to catch up on their favorite show," said Brad Schwartz, President, Entertainment and Media, TVGN. "The Young And The Restless has made TVGN one of the top female networks in the country, weekdays at 7pm. It only made sense to give B&B fans what they've been demanding from us."

"I am looking forward to a successful partnership with TVGN," said Bradley Bell, Executive Producer and Head Writer of The Bold And The Beautiful. "Our fans have asked us for an opportunity to watch a second run. I’m delighted that we will now be able to fulfill that desire with such an esteemed cable network. (Nov 26, 2013)
 

Ratings have been up for The Bold and the Beautiful this season. In the current season to date (which started on September 23, 2013), B&B averaged 3.75 viewers, its largest audience since the start of the 2007 season. In the key demographic of women 18-49, B&B achieved a 1.1 rating season to date, it's highest since the beginning of the 2009 season.

And for the week ending November 8, B&B had 3.8 million viewers watching, its largest weekly audience since the week ending Jan. 30, 2009.

Season-to-date, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL is up +12% in viewers, +10% in women 18-49 and matching last year's women 25-54 rating. (Nov 26, 2013)
 

B&B producer Colleen Bradley Bell is one step closer to becoming the next US Ambassador to Hungary.

As reported in September, Ms. Bell, wife of B&B Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley Bell, was on-track for the Ambassador position. On November 6, President Obama issued a press release announcing several of his nominations for key posts in his administration, including Ms. Bell as the Ambassador to Hungary.

The president said in the press release:

"I am grateful these accomplished individuals have agreed to join this Administration, and I’m confident they will serve ably in these important roles. I look forward to working with them in the coming months and years."

Ms. Bell has served as producer at B&B since 2012, having served as associate producer, Director of Special Projects and Script Supervisor for the show prior to that. She served as General Trustee for the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts from 2012 to 2013 and as a Member of the Advisory Committee on the Arts for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts from 2010 to 2012, with her designated Chairman of the Committee in 2011. She currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Children’s Institute, and a Trustee on the Boards of Directors of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Los Angeles Music Center. She is a founding member of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Leadership Council and also serves on the advisory board of the UCLA Rape Treatment Center.

Mr. and Ms. Bell were both strong financial supporters of the President's re-election campaign. Ms. Bell raised more than $500,000 for the Obama campaign, according to its disclosure of campaign bundlers. According to the New York Times, the actual figure was more than $2.1 million by the fall of 2012. The Bells also hosted Obama at a fund-raising event at their Holmby Hills home in February 2012.

Ms. Bell's nomination must now be approved by the Senate. (Nov 11, 2013)
 

In its latest issue, Soap Opera Digest reports that B&B has issued a casting call for a Caucasian, Chinese, or Hispanic actress to fill the role of Annie, a young woman in her early to mid 20s. Annie is described as "beautiful, smart, sexy, naughty," and an "opportunist." The role is recurring, but it could turn into a contract role. (Nov 11, 2013)
 

Jacqueline M Wood Having gone off contract earlier this year to pursue other projects, Jacqueline Macinnes Wood returns to B&B for a short number of appearances, with her first airdate on Dec 12. That's one day before Thorsten Kaye debuts as the new Ridge; could Steffy's return to L.A. be tied to her dad's return? And what does her return mean for her ex, Liam, who is currently in a rivalry with his recently discovered half-brother, Wyatt, for Hope?

In addition to her B&B appearances, fans can see Wood in the E! series PARTY ON, which debuts on December 5. As host, Wood travels to all sorts of exotic party sites across the globe. (Oct 25, 2013)
 

In the wake of the recast of Ridge Forrester (see previous item), B&B has also decided to recast the role of his son, Ridge "RJ" Forrester Jr. Soap Uncensored tweeted on Friday:


Look for more news about the new RJ when it becomes available. (Oct 20, 2013)
 

Thorsten Kaye is B&B's new Ridge The Internet was buzzing Tuesday night once TV Guide's Michael Logan posted an exclusive on the magazine's web site announcing that The Bold & the Beautiful had finally selected a new Ridge Forrester!

Logan interviewed actor Thorsten Kaye, who most recently played Zack Slater on ALL MY CHILDREN, about how an interview with B&B's Executive Producer/Head Writer Bradley Bell for an unknown part turned into an offer to take over the role played previously by Ronn Moss for over 25 years. Moss, who played Ridge from B&B's inception in 1987, chose to leave the show in August, 2012, and Ridge was moved (off-screen) to Paris to cover the absence of the actor.

Kaye will appear on screen as Ridge starting December 13, and while details have not been disclosed, it's more than likely that Ridge will be surprised to learn that his former soulmate Brooke Logan is now engaged to Bill Spencer.

Realizing that taking over for Moss, an original cast member who played the role for so long, would be a challenge, Kaye told Logan:

I won't bring the same tools to the role as Ronn did, but I do have a couple of my own. I just hope the audience will let me play with this for a bit and try to get my footing.

Click here to read the full interview with Kaye about his new role. (Oct 15, 2013)
 

Thea Andrews OMG Insider host Thea Andrews appeared as herself recently on B&B during the Hope for the Future Diamond Fashion Show, sitting side by side with resident B&B scoopster Jarrett to cover the event. Apparently, both B&B and the TV personality liked how things went in those two episodes in early October, since Andrews is coming back for two more episodes over the next month.

OMG Insider tweeted this announcement and photo on their Twitter page:

Look for Thea to appear first on October 16 - which happens to be the day that the Forresters present the Hope for the Future Diamond at their Beverly Hills boutique. Coincidence? And then on Tuesday, November 5, Thea appears again... and we'll all have to wait and see what brings the press out that day!

The television personality, who tells CBS Soaps In Depth that she's been a fan of B&B since college, is happy to be returning for more episodes and wonders if this could turn into a recurring gig.

Look for Thea's return to the world of the Forresters this week. (Oct 13, 2013)
 

Darin Brooks Darin Brooks has been front and center on B&B since his debut earlier this year as Wyatt. But he managed to squeeze in some time for a guest spot in prime time on a new ABC series.

Look for Darin to appear on the series SUPER FUN NIGHT, starring Rebel Wilson, in the role of Jason on October 23. (Oct 13, 2013)
 

With Texas Battle in Cape Town, South Africa, filming the syndicated series SAF3 (pronounced SAFE), Marcus has been off screen lately. But the actor told CBS Soaps in Depth that for an episode airing this week, he found a way for Marcus to check in with the folks at Forrester using the actor's own iPhone!

The actor told the magazine:

[Marcus] has a long distance [Facetime] call with Dayzee. I filmed myself on my phone, leaving 10 seconds between each line and pretending to react to Dayzee.

The phone call scene is scheduled to air on Thursday, October 17. (Oct 13, 2013)
 

The search for Thorne's daughter is over. B&B announced on October 2 that Ashlyn Pearce will be taking on the role of Alexandria Forrester.

The actress joined in on the announcement on Twitter, tweeting that day:

Pearce will make her first appearance on screen in mid-November. Welcome to the B&B/Forrester family, Ashlyn! (Oct 07, 2013)
 

Dick Christie was seen by audiences all over when he played engineer/inventor Ted Lawson on the eighties sci-fi sitcom SMALL WONDER. But now he gets seen by a different worldwide audience when he plays Forrester security guard Charlie Webber on B&B.

Charlie is charged with protecting the Hope for the Future Diamond when it goes on display in the Forrester Beverly Hills boutique. The actor got the offer for the short term role from B&B executive producer and head writer Bradley Bell, a longtime acquaintance who thought the part was well suited to Christie's comedic timing. And not only do we see the professional side of Charlie as he guards the stone, there might be a romantic spark between him and Forrester receptionist Pam!

Christie debuts in the part on October 16. (Oct 07, 2013)
 

With THE PRICE IS RIGHT featuring celebrity guest models, look for some B&B faces to present prizes to contestants over the next few months. From B&B, Karla Mosley (Maya) appeared on October 2-4 and will return on October 21-23, while Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter) will appear on November 7-12. (Oct 07, 2013)
 

ALUMNI ALERTS:

Last year, Kyle Lowder (ex-Rick) lent his vocal talents to the Las Vegas production of the musical ROCK OF AGES, playing the role of rock star Stacee Jaxx. The actor has now left that role and will be portraying the title role of Joseph in the classic musical JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. This latest production of the show by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice will be held at The Media Theater For The Performing Arts in Media, PA from Wednesday, November 20, through Sunday, January 5, 2014. For tickets, call (610) 891-0100 or visit mediatheatre.org.

Bobbie Eakes (ex-Macy) tells CBS Soaps in Depth that she will be taking to the stage for a special one-night-only production called "Turn the Page." Having been encouraged by her former B&B co-star Jeff Trachta (ex-Thorne), the actress and vocalist will appear on Friday, November 8, at 8:00 pm at The Anneberg Theater in Palm Springs, CA. Click here to read Eakes' comments about the show and the venue. For tickets, click here or call (760) 322-3554. (Sep 30, 2013)
 

Are the worlds of soap operas and politics about to mix? They might, since B&B producer Colleen Bell is reportedly on-track to become the next US Ambassador to Hungary.

Bell, wife of B&B executive producer/head writer Bradley Bell, joined the B&B production staff last year, and she was also active in 2012 as a contributor to President Obama's re-election campaign. This year, Bell's name has been listed in several trade publications as a possible candidate for one of the ambassador spots in Europe, and a Washington Post report about Goldman Sachs partner Bruce Heymann's nomination as US ambassador to Canada mentions that things are moving along for Bell to get the spot in Hungary.

The newspaper reports on their web site:

The expected nomination of [Bell] to be ambassador to Hungary is also on track. We’re hearing Bell’s vetting is done, and that the Hungarians, who must agree to the nomination, doubtless will do so. Something should be announced soon.

Stay tuned for updates as they become available. (Sep 30, 2013)
 

One more Big Brother 15 houseguest will appear with Howard Overby and several other Big Brother alums in the October 24-25 episodes of B&B - and she has a connection to one of those alums.

TV Guide Online reports that Elissa Slater will also appear with Overby, Rachel Reilly, Brendon Villegas and Jeff Schroeder, plus Malcolm Freberg from Survivor - and as viewers of Big Brother know, Elissa is Rachel Reilly's sister. Having walked away from Big Brother 15 with a $25,000 prize as "America's Favorite" after the September 18 season finale of the show, Slater was approached during the after-party to be part of the B&B episodes. And since she's a huge fan of the soap, she eagerly accepted.

Slater will be playing a hostess at Bikini named Elissa in the two episodes, and she revealed that she and her sister also did some scenes for two other episodes [airing Oct. 30-31] where their characters shop at the Forrester Boutique.

Could Elissa, like her sister and brother-in-law Villegas, continue to pop up in future episodes? She doesn't know, but she wouldn't mind if she did since she's been watching B&B since age 6! Tune in in October to see Elissa with the others. (Sep 24, 2013)
 

Big Brother 15 houseguest Howard Overby will appear on The Bold & The Beautiful on October 24-25.

B&B has often cast houseguests from Big Brother - which like B&B, airs on CBS - in small roles following their runs in the Big Brother house. Drew Daniel, Jeff Schroeder, Jordan Lloyd, Brendon Villegas, Rachel Reilly and Cassi Colvin all appeared following their Big Brother seasons, with Reilly and Villegas appearing multiple times on B&B since, and Schroeder appeared in a second role in 2013 as part of the Room 8 storyline. So Overby is the latest houseguest to have a minor role on the soap, playing a DJ at Bikini who interacts with Hope and Wyatt during a karaoke night for some of the HFTF buyers.

Reilly and Villegas, who play Bikini waitress Rachel and bartender Brendon, will also appear in the episodes that include Overby, as will Schroeder (who initially played a high school classmate of Donna's in a flashback sequence in 2009 and then came on as a Room 8 production assistant/janitor named Jeff in August 2013). Another reality show contestant, Survivor's Malcom Freberg, has played a Forrester employee named Malcolm on two occasions and will also appear.

To read comments from Overby about the episodes, and about his time on Big Brother, click here to read TV Guide's Michael Logan's interview. (Sep 23, 2013)
 

Soap Opera Digest reports that B&B is looking for someone with strong credits to play the recurring role of Tom, a leading man who is 40-50 years old and is described as "a mischievous ladies' man and a bit of a troublemaker." (Sep 23, 2013)
 

B&B has put out a casting call for the role of Karen Spencer, listing the role as recurring with a possible contract.

The role of Karen has been played previously by Joanna Johnson, who was an original cast member on B&B as Karen's twin sister Caroline from 1987-1990. Johnson returned to the show in 1991 as Caroline's long-lost twin, who had been kidnapped as an infant, and she remained in the role until 1995. Johnson reprised the part Karen in 2009 to help introduce the role of Karen's brother, Bill Spencer Jr, and after additional appearances in 2009 and 2011, she came back in 2012, around B&B's 25th anniversary, to usher in Karen's daughter Caroline (played by Linsey Godfrey).

Johnson has returned to B&B for brief arcs in 2012-2013, working around her commitments as a producer of prime time TV series. For her most recent stint in July, 2013, Johnson taped appearances while acting as executive producer of the ABC Family series THE FOSTERS. With THE FOSTERS picked up for additional episodes, it's possible Johnson was unable to commit to B&B if a need for Karen existed on screen. (Sep 12, 2013)
 

As noted previously, B&B had issued a casting notice for the role of Thorne's daughter, Alexandria (although some notices listed the name as Alexandra). The original notices called for the character to be aged to 19-21 years old, but a revised notice has lowered her age to 17-19. (Sep 12, 2013)
 

Congratulations to Team The Bold and the Beautiful, which raised over $8000 for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in the 27th Annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon, held on Sunday, September 8, 2013 in Malibu, CA.

The team was comprised of cast members Heather Tom (Katie), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), Jennifer Gareis (Donna), Kristolyn Lloyd (Dayzee), Karla Mosley (Maya), Winsor Harmon (Thorne) and Aaron D. Spears (Justin), as well as staff members Producer/Director, Cynthia J. Popp, Producer, Casey Kasprzyk, Vice President of International Publicity, David Gregg, and CBS On-Air Promo Producer, JJ Jurgens. Team The Bold and the Beautiful competed individually and in the relay division in both the celebrity and non-celebrity categories and took home three medals.

Five-time Daytime Emmy® winning actress Heather Tom took first place in the women’s celebrity division. This is the second win for Tom, who also took home the honors in 2009 and participated in 2011 and 2008.

First time Nautica Malibu Triathlon participant Katherine Kelly Lang took third place in the women’s celebrity division coming in just four minutes behind Heather. Additionally, Lang took first place in her age division in the Hansen Dam Triathlon that took place on Sunday, August 19.

To round out the Team The Bold and the Beautiful winners, actors Jennifer Gareis (swimming), Winsor Harmon (cycling), and Aaron D. Spears (running), placed fourth in the celebrity relay division.

Congratulations to the team on their accomplishments, and on the money they raised for a worthy cause. (Sep 12, 2013)
 

As a survivor of Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Linsey Godfrey (Caroline) has a special affinity for the work done by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to combat that disease and others like it. For the second straight year, she will participate in the society's annual Light The Night walk on Saturday, October 5, in Hollywood, CA.

In addition to her own bout with Hodgkin's Lymphoma (she was pronounced cured in 2012), the actress' step-mother is a survivor of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, which has added to Linsey's drive to bring awareness to this important work.

The actress' "Team Oh My Godfrey!" will be participating in the walk. If you want to contribute to her fundraising efforts, visit her team's homepage to make a donation, or you can sign up to raise funds and walk with her yourself. The homepage has a personal message from Godfrey about her bout with the disease and her involvement with the walk. (Sep 12, 2013)
 

The Bold and the Beautiful held a Meet and Greet at the Farmer's Market in Burbank on August 23, with stars from the show arriving on a doubledecker bus to meet with fans. To check out photos from the event, click HERE to see the CBS.Com photo album, and HERE to see the album at the show's official web site. (Sep 01, 2013)
 

Congratulations to Jacob Young (Rick) and wife Christen, who welcomed their new daughter Molly Lynn early in the morning on August 28, in Torrance, California. This is the second child for the couple, who married in 2007, and their four-year-old son Luke is now a big brother to Molly. Molly weighed in at 6 pounds, 11 ounces. Molly, Christen, Jacob, and the couple’s four-year-old son Luke, are all happy and healthy. (Sep 01, 2013)
 

We've only had a few glimpses in recent months of Zack Conroy as Forrester photographer Oliver Jones, which leaves time for the actor and character to pay a return visit to Genoa City on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS. CBS Soaps in Depth reports that Conroy, who visited Y&R earlier this year as part of the Jabot fashion story, will return to Genoa City on Friday, September 20. (Sep 01, 2013)
 

Soap Opera Digest reports that B&B is seeking an actress to play the contract role of Alexandria Forrester. She will be a Caucasian female, age 19-21 and is described as "Beautiful. Well Bred. Very Upscale and comes from money." (Aug 16, 2013)
 

CBS Soaps in Depth reports that B&B is looking for a well-known celebrity to play a worldly, wealthy middleaged Hispanic businessman. The casting note described the role as a "Ricardo Montalban" type and would run from three to six episodes. (Aug 16, 2013)
 

When Jacqueline MacInnes Wood went to recurring status as B&B's Steffy, she said she had a gig lined up that would be a lot of fun... and she meant it. The actress has been named hostess of the new E! travel show, PARTY ON. "We are excited to take viewers around the globe and behind the velvet ropes for fun in the sun at only the hottest, most elite vacation locales," said E!'s executive vice president of programming and development, Jeff Olde, in a statement.

Click here to see a list of Wood's PARTY ON destinations. (Aug 16, 2013)
 

Real life imitates reel life when Room 8 - the web series that starred Carter and Maya in episodes of B&B that aired in the last month - becomes an actual web series.

Lawrence Saint-Victor and Karla Mosley, who play Carter and Maya on B&B, are not only recreating their soap roles as the stars of the web series (and their alter egos, Lance and Scarlett), but they are also writing and producing the 8 episode web series as well.

"This is Rafael's original vision for Room 8 — the one that would have been filmed if Caroline Spencer hadn't gotten involved and started changing it up to make Rick jealous," Saint-Victor told TV Guide's Michael Logan. The actor also revealed that when he and Mosley started on B&B, executive producer and head writer Brad Bell asked them a lot of questions about Wed-Locked, a web series they produced after their last soap, Guiding Light, went off the air, and that inspired Bell when creating Room 8 as a show within a show for B&B. Using the premise from B&B as a starting point and an idea from Bell for the final episode, Saint-Victor and Mosley filled in the blanks and shot the 8 episodes on the B&B soundstage using the show's production team.

Also featured in the real life web version of Room 8 are Sean Whalen (who B&B fans will remember as Carl Ferrett) as wacky landlord Randy, Deborah S. Craig as Scarlett's BFF Missy and Ross Kiddor as Lance's gamer pal Dex.

For a preview of the show and the bios of stars Maya and Carter, go to Room8TheSeries.Com, and go back on August 8 -- as in 8-8 -- for the first episode.(July 28, 2013)
 

When her contract with Bold & Beautiful ended, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood remained with the show on recurring status so she could continue to play Steffy while still working on other projects. But the actress tells Soap Opera Digest that she won't be appearing as Steffy in the next few months, as she's traveling to Europe for an upcoming project. "I'm leaving for a little bit of work and a little bit of play," she told the magazine - although she plans to touch base with B&B Executive Producer and Head Writer Brad Bell when she returns to the US, so Steffy may still pop up on the canvas down the road.

Fans of Wood can catch her next in the Lifetime original movie HER HUSBAND'S BETRAYAL on August 2.(July 22, 2013)
 

Andy Zuno, who started in June in the role of web series producer (and Caroline's old friend) Rafael, is now on recurring status in the role. The former telenovela star will also provide his character's dialog in Bold and Beautiful's SAP Spanish simulcast.(July 22, 2013)
 

Former Big Brother houseguest Jeff Schroeder will appear on Bold and Beautiful on August 27. Schroeder will play a production assistant/janitor at the set of "Room 8," the web series that Maya and Carter star in.

Schroeder appeared once before on B&B, in 2009 with his fellow Big Brother houseguest (and romantic partner) Jordan Lloyd, in an 80s flashback prom scene that featured Jennifer Gareis (Donna) and Aaron D Spears (Justin). This time, Schroeder will be sharing scenes with Karla Mosley (Maya) and Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter).(July 22, 2013)
 

B&B has put out a casting call for the character of "Harper," a "handsome" and "upscale" Caucasian male in his mid to late 40s who is a great businessman and comes from money. The casting call stressed that "strong credits only" are required for this contract role.(July 22, 2013)
 

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL will be hosting a Cast Meet and Greet at the Farmers Market in Los Angeles, CA on Friday, August 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Noon. The event is free of charge to fans and is open to the general public.

Fans can meet actors from THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL in front of the historic Clock Tower at the famous Farmers Market – on the corner of 3rd and Fairfax. There will be free giveaways, and also raffles that include lunch with an actor, a mini makeover, a tour of the B&B set next door at CBS Television City, and much, much more.

Lines for admittance will open at 7:00 a.m. (Jun 30, 2013)

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL received 9 wins the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards on June 16.

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL won in the following categories:

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Heather Tom as “Katie Logan”. This marks Tom’s fifth Emmy win, having won in 1993 and 1999 (for Y&R, as Victoria Newman) in the Outstanding Younger Actress category; in 2011 in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category; and in 2012 in the Outstanding Lead Actress category. She is the only actor in Daytime Emmy® history to win in all three acting categories.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Scott Clifton as “Liam Cooper, aka William Spencer, III.” (The actor tied with Y&R's Billy Miller (Billy Abbott) for this award.) This marks Clifton’s first win in this category and second Emmy win overall, having won in the category of Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series in 2011.

Outstanding Drama Series Writing: Bradley P. Bell, Head Writer; Michael Minnis, Co-Head Writer; Kay Alden, Co-Head Writer; Patrick Mulcahey, Tracey Ann Kelly, Rex M. Best, John F. Smith, Adam Dusevoir, Shannon Bradley and Michele Val Jean, Writers. This marks the second win for Bradley P. Bell and the B&B writing team in this category, with one previous win in 2010.

Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team: Michael Stich, Deveney Kelly, Cynthia J. Popp, David Shaughnessy and Jennifer Howard, Directors; Steven A. Wacker, Clyde Kaplan, Catherine Sedwick, and Jennifer Christiansen, Associate Directors; Laura Yale, Douglas Jon Hayden and Lisa Winthur-Huston, Stage Managers; Lori Staffier, Production Assistant. This marks the second win for B&B in this category, with a win in 2011.

Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling for a Drama Series: Michele L. Arvizo, Key Hairstylist; Audrey Soto, Adriana Lucio and Romaine Markus-Myers, Hairstylists. This marks the sixth win for B&B in this category, with five previous wins in 1996, 1998, 2009, 2010 and 2012.

Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series: Lothar Struff, Music Supervisor; Bradley P. Bell, Jack Allocco and David Kurtz, Composers. This marks the third win for B&B in this category with two previous wins in 2010 and 2011.

Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction: Patrick Cuniff and Phil Callan. This marks the third win for B&B in this category with two previous wins in 1994 and 2006.

Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control for a Drama Series: Jim Dray, Technical Director; Gordon Sweeney, Ted Morales and Tom Luth, Camera Operators; Scha Jani and Roberto Bosio, Video Control. This marks the fifth win for B&B in this category with four previous wins in 1988, 1989, 1996 and 2003.

Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design for a Drama Series: Danielle King, Costume Designer. This marks the seventh win for B&B in this category with six previous wins in 1991, 1992, 1993, 2004, 2005 and 2006. (June 16, 2013)
 

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL was the recipient of the International TV Audience Award in the “Telenovela/Soap Opera” category on June 13 at the 53rd Monte Carlo Television Festival, confirming that it remains the world’s most watched series in its genre. This is the eighth consecutive year that the series has been the recipient of this award.

Cast members Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) and Don Diamont (Bill) accepted the award on stage at the Closing Awards Ceremony at the Grimaldi Forum. (June 16, 2013)
 

 

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) spoke to Soap Opera Digest for their June 10 issue about her status on Bold & Beautiful. Wood confirms that she is off contract now, but she will continue with the show on a recurring basis while she works on some other projects. This means that Steffy won't be in major storylines right now, but she will still be appearing on the show.

Wood credits B&B Executive Producer/Head Writer Brad Bell for finding a way to make it work that she still stays as part of the B&B family while she gets to take some 'me time' and line up some other work. While nothing has been announced yet as far as those projects go, Wood tells SOD that "I've got some irons in the fire. And, since we were able to make things work with BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL, it's just perfect." In addition, CBS Soaps In Depth says that they've learned the actress is under consideration for a "highly anticipated prime time role."

Stay tuned for word on what's up next for the actress on B&B and elsewhere. (Jun 02, 2013)
 

CBS Soaps In Depth reports that Joanna Johnson will be reprising her role as Karen Spencer in scenes that will air on Bold & Beautiful this summer. Although the actress/producer is currently busy as executive producer/showrunner on the ABC Family series THE FOSTERS - which is debuting on Monday, June 3, with Jennifer Lopez among its producers - In Depth reports in its current issue that Joanna took time off from her producing duties to tape a handful of scenes at B&B that will air later this summer. (Jun 02, 2013)
 

Soap Opera Digest reports that Bold and Beautiful has put out a casting call seeking a well-known actress for a recurring role that may go to contract. The casting call describes the role of Fern as a 50-to-55-year-old African-American woman who is "loud, outspoken," "a Diva," and "a force to be reckoned with." The role calls for comic timing as "a must." (Jun 02, 2013)
 

ALUM ALERT UPDATE: A while back, reports came in that B&B Alum Agnes Bruckner, who played pre-teen Bridget Forrester from late 1997 through early 1999, would be playing the role of the late former model and Playmate Anna Nicole Smith in a Lifetime TV movie. The cable channel has announced an airdate for the movie.

The world premiere of Anna Nicole will be on Saturday, June 29, at 8:00pm ET/PT. The Lifetime original movie tells the story of how Vickie Lynn Hogan (Bruckner), a Texas high school dropout and single mother with dreams of a better life went from a job as a topless dancer to a model and Playmate. Vicki changes her name to Anna Nicole Smith and makes her mark, and she also marries octogenarian millionaire J. Howard Marshall (played by Martin Landau). But after her husband dies, Anna's life goes into a tailspin that ends with her tragic death.

Also appearing in the film are Virginia Madsen as Smith's mother, Adam Goldberg as Smith's lawyer Howard K. Stern and Cary Elwes as Smith's unimpressed son-in-law. (May 27, 2013)
 

B&B just recently announced a new love interest for Hope, and now comes word that his mom is showing up as well.

TV Guide reported on Monday, May 20 that Emmy award winning actress Rena Sofer would join the B&B cast as Quinn Fuller, mom to Wyatt (played by Darin Brooks, as noted below). Quinn is described as mysterious, like her son, and both share shocking secrets that will impact the lives of the residents of B&B's Los Angeles.

Sofer begins taping on May 22 and first airs in her new role on July 12. (May 20, 2013)
 

TV Guide reports that Darin Brooks, who formerly appeared on Days of Our Lives, was joining the cast of B&B as Wyatt Fuller. Wyatt is described by a show rep as "clever and mysterious and a love interest for Hope." The article further notes that Hope gets her first look at Wyatt when he is showering at the Forrester Big Bear cabin.

Look for Brooks' on-air deput on June 21.

Following on the heels of the news that Jacqueline MacInness Wood was leaving B&B came reports that Hunter Tylo (Taylor) is leaving the show.

In a post on her web site on May 16, Tylo stated that she was off contract with B&B, with contract negotiations having ended four weeks prior, so she would be pursuing other acting roles, writing and her skin care line. She also revealed that her last air date would be her birthday, Wednesday, July 3.

A later tweet from TV Guide's Michael Logan stated that a B&B rep said contract negotations were not done, but the actress refuted that claim on her site. (May 20, 2013)
 

Is Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, who has played Steffy on B&B since June 2008, leaving the show? There have been conflicting reports, with the official answer from the show being that she is taking a short break from the role as she has before.

The rumor mill started buzzing when Soap Opera Digest, in its issue cover dated May 27 (but released earlier), reported that Wood had already taped her last scenes just before the celebration of the show's 15 Emmy Nominations for the 40th Daytime Emmy Awards. The report said that Wood, who had again been nominated as Outstanding Younger Actress, did not attend the celebration and had turned down the show's latest offer of money to stay in the role.

However, a statement issued by a B&B rep on May 15, stated, "Jacqueline MacInnes Wood is taking a short break, as she has done in the past, from B&B. She remains as the character of Steffy Forrester and is continuing to tape, currently, with episodes airing through July of 2013 and then beyond." Reports at various web sites listed Wood taping during the week of May 13-17.

So until word comes to the contrary, it looks like the actress will be off the canvas at some point in July-August, but will return. (May 20, 2013)
 

There's been a passing in the B&B family, as longtime producer Ron Weaver passed away on May 11 at his home. Weaver was 75 when he passed.

Weaver joined the B&B team in 1986 as an associate producer, launching the soap with William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell. Over time, Weaver went to full producer and then to senior producer, staying with the show until April 2013.

Before The Bold and the Beautiful, Weaver served as director of operations and production services for Children’s Television Workshop, where he was part of the original production team that created Sesame Street, The Electric Company, 3-2-1 Contact, Feeling Good and The Best of Families.

Survivors include his partner of 29 years, Franko E. Weaver; daughter Jen Finkle-Weaver; son Kevin Weaver, an executive vp at Atlantic Records Group; and grandchildren Ella, Taji, Kyle and Davis. (May 20, 2013)
 

Bill may have a relative coming to town, as Soap Opera Digest reports that B&B is looking for a Caucasian female in her mid-to-late 40s to play Julie Spencer. The character is described as a beautiful, smart and sophisticated businesswoman. The role is recurring, with a possibility of it becoming contract. The show wants recognizable names only. (May 12, 2013)
 

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL received 15 nominations for the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards.

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL was nominated in the following categories:

Outstanding Drama Series: Bradley P. Bell, Executive Producer; Rhonda Friedman, Supervising Producer; Edward Scott, Supervising Producer; Ron Weaver, Senior Producer; Cynthia J. Popp, Casey Kasprzyk, Colleen Bell, Producers; Mark Pinciotti, Coordinating Producer. This marks the seventh nomination for B&B in this category, with three previous wins in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Outstanding Drama Series Writing: Bradley P. Bell, Head Writer; Michael Minnis, Co-Head Writer; Kay Alden, Co-Head Writer; Patrick Mulcahey, Tracey Ann Kelly, Rex M. Best, John F. Smith, AdamDusevoir, Shannon Bradley and Michele Val Jean, Writers. This marks the ninth nomination for Bradley P. Bell and the B&B writing team in this category with one previous win in 2010.

Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team: Michael Stich, Deveney Kelly, Cynthia J. Popp, David Shaughnessy and Jennifer Howard, Directors; Steven A. Wacker, Clyde Kaplan, Catherine Sedwick, and Jennifer Christiansen, Associate Directors; Laura Yale, Douglas Jon Hayden and Lisa Winthur-Huston, Stage Managers; Lori Staffier, Production Assistant. This marks the eighth nomination for B&Bin this category, with a win in 2011.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Heather Tom as “Katie Logan”. This marks Tom’s 15th nomination, with four previous wins: 1993, 1999 (Y&R) in the Outstanding Younger Actress category; in 2011 in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category; and in 2012 in the Outstanding Lead Actress category. She is the only actor in Daytime Emmy® history to win in all three acting categories.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Susan Flannery as “Stephanie Forrester.” This marks Flannery’s tenth nomination in this category with four previous wins in 1975 (DOOL), 2000, 2002 and 2003.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Katherine Kelly Lang as “Brooke Logan”. This is Lang’s first nomination in this category.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Scott Clifton as “Liam Cooper, aka William Spencer, III.” This marks Clifton’s first nomination in this category, and five previous nominations in the category of Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series, with a win in 2011.

Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series: Jacqueline MacInnes Wood as “Steffy Forrester”. This is Wood’s second nomination in this category.

Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling for a Drama Series: Michele L. Arvizo, Key Hairstylist; Audrey Soto, Adriana Lucio and Romaine Markus-Myers, Hairstylists. This marks the 12th nomination for B&B in this category, with five previous wins in 1996, 1998, 2009, 2010 and 2012.

Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series: Lothar Struff, Music Supervisor; Bradley P. Bell, Jack Allocco and David Kurtz, Composers. This marks the fifth nomination for B&B in this category with two previous wins in 2010 and 2011.

Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing for a Drama Series: Brian Bagwell, Jonathon Smilowitz, Zoe Edgerton and Sean-Michael Connor, Editors. This marks the 14th nomination for B&B in this category with four previous wins in 1994, 1995, 1997 and 2008.

Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction: Patrick Cuniff and Phil Callan. This marks the tenth nomination for B&B in this category with two previous wins in 1994 and 2006.

Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control for a Drama Series: Jim Dray, Technical Director; Gordon Sweeney, Ted Morales and Tom Luth, Camera Operators; Scha Jani and Roberto Bosio, Video Control. This marks the ninth nomination for B&B in this category with four previous wins in 1988, 1989, 1996 and 2003.

Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design for a Drama Series: Danielle King, Costume Designer. This marks the 16th nomination for B&B in this category with six previous wins in 1991, 1992, 1993, 2004, 2005 and 2006.

Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series: Mike Cassidy and Mickey Cassidy, Stunt Coordinator. This is the second nomination for B&B in this category.

The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards will take place on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and will air on HLN.

For a list of all the nominations for all shows, including those for shows other than daytime drama, click here. (May 12, 2013)
 

The Bold and the Beautiful has received its eighth consecutive nomination in the TV Audience category at the 53rd Monte-Carlo TV Festival. B&B has won this award for the past 7 years.

The Monte-Carlo TV Festival is an annual event honoring the best of TV. Many celebrities come on the French Riviera to enjoy the idyllic and glamorous location.

This year's festival will be held on Jun 9-13 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) and Don Diamont (Bill) will represent B&B at the festival this year. Will this be another winning year for the daytime drama? Stay tuned for updates in June to find out. (Apr 28, 2013)
 

Looks like the Spencer men will be sticking around on B&B, since Soaps in Depth reports on their web site that Don Diamont (Bill) and Scott Clifton (Liam) have both signed new contracts to stay with the show. A spokesperson confirmed the signings but would not give details of terms. (Apr 28, 2013)
 

Heather Tom (Katie) is busy on screen as Katie, but she and her musician husband James Achor will be hosting a reality show on HGTV. Heather and James overhaul rooms with one-of-a-kind character in Renovation Unscripted.

Per Heather's Facebook page, the show will air in June. Good luck to Heather and James on the new venture. (Apr 28, 2013)
 

Alumni Alert: Ronn Moss (ex-Ridge) and his band, Player, will perform a special benefit concert in honor of Ronn's wife, Devin DeVasquez's 50th birthday, and supporting her favorite charity, Shelter Hope Pet Shop, at The Canyon Club in Agoura, CA, at 8:00 pm PST. There will be a red carpet before the show at 7:00. For tickets, visit click here. (Apr 28, 2013)
 

Ashley Jones is bringing Bridget back to The Bold & The Beautiful, per a report at Zap2It. Last seen on-screen in February, 2012 when she gave Owen up so he could reunite with Jackie, the actress is taping three or four episodes in April, sharing scenes with on-screen mom Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke).

Ashley told zap2it that she's happy about the return since it gives her "fun stuff" to do, and she felt Bridget is " too cool a character to come back and just sit in the background." The actress also said she'd be open for more appearances, since B&B is flexible enough to accomodate her doing other projects while working on the daytime drama.

Bridget was mentioned in the recent episode where Bill was hurt in the car crash, but seeing her on-screen is even better. Look for her return to screen on Wednesday, May 22. (Apr 15, 2013)
 

Oliver Jones has been back a few times lately to console Hope... but Hope might have to do without him for a few days, since her ex-beau is paying a visit to Genoa City in May.

With The Young & The Restless having recently launched a fashion story with cosmetics company Jabot starting a clothing line, the Abbotts will need a good shutterbug to take pics of their outfits. So they call on Forrester's ace shutterbug Oliver, with Zack Conroy reprising his (currently recurring) B&B role.

Conroy tapes his Y&R episodes on April 17, which means they should air in late May. (Apr 08, 2013)
 

CBS is celebrating CBS Tweet Week during the week of From April 4-10, with stars of CBS shows in daytime and primetime tweeting to their fans. And THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL is joining in on the fun on Tuesday, April 9, during the 1:30 pm East Coast airing of the show. Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) and Kim Matula (Hope) will be live-tweeting, and fans can use the hashtag #TweetBandB to send comments and follow @KatherineKellyL and @BandB_CBS (for Matula) to see responses. (Apr 08, 2013)
 

Congratulations to B&B's own Jacob Young (Rick) and his wife, Christen! The couple are expecting their second child in September, giving their first child, four year old Luke, a sibling. (Apr 08, 2013)
 

Ricky Paull Goldin, whose soap appearances include Another World, Guiding Light, Young and Restless and All My Children, returns to daytime in May on B&B in the recurring role of Jesse, the bad boy ex-boyfriend of Maya and the father of her daughter. Look for things to get tense when Jesse spots Maya with Rick. Goldin's debut is scheduled for May 15. (Mar 24, 2013)
 

In a case of reel life reflecting real life, Heather Tom (Katie) will soon see her on-screen son played by her real-life son!

CBS Soaps in Depth reports that Heather's son Zane Achor - Heather and husband James Achor had their first child late last year - will be playing Katie's son Will starting on Wednesday, April 17.

This isn't the first time a B&B actress has had her real-life child playing her character's child, as Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) had her son, Jeremy Snider, playing young Eric Forrester Jr. from 1991-95, until Eric Jr. was SORAS'ed into Steven Hartman's adolescent Rick. (Mar 10, 2013)
 

John McCook has seen his B&B character Eric cross over to B&B's sister soap The Young & The Restless a few times over the years, since the Forrester clan has friendships with the likes of the Abbott, Newman and Fenmore families who reside in Genoa City. With Y&R celebrating its 40th anniversary this month, Eric will again be paying a visit for a big moment to celebrate that milestone.

With Victor Newman (again) marrying on-and-off spouse Nikki for the umpteenth time, Eric will appear on Y&R on March 18 and 19 to design Nikki's wedding gown. TV Guide reports that in addition to sharing scenes with Eric Braeden (Victor) and Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki), McCook will also interact with Tracey E Bregman - who crossed over to B&B years ago as longtime Forrester friend (and Eric's squeeze for a time) Lauren Fenmore - and her on-screen hubby Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin), and he'll also get to work with Kristoff St. John. St. John's character, Neil Winters, is helming the entry of Abbott family cosmetics business Jabot into the world of fashion; will Eric and Neil share some shop talk? Or maybe trash-talk between rivals now that Jabot is headed for the runways?

Former Genoa City to L.A. transplant Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott) was also on the Y&R set for those episodes; Davidson now plays DAYS OF OUR LIVES Kristen, but she came back to reprise the role of Ashley on Y&R for the big occasion.

Check out TV Guide's interview with McCook for more on Eric's visit to Genoa City, and also comments on his current B&B romance with Taylor. (Mar 10, 2013)
 

Adam Gregory and wife Sheridanball Congratulations to Adam Gregory (Thomas) and wife Sheridan Sperry on the birth of their first child, Kannon, born on February 07, 2013.

New mom Sheridan tweeted on Thursday night, "Kannon has finally arrived! After 17 1/2 hrs of labor, our perfect boy is here! 8 lbs 12 oz & 20 in born at 7:45 pm!" Proud pop Adam added, "8 Lbs. 12 ounces of awesome!! @imsheridanicole is the most amazing woman!" Congratulatory tweets from friends and colleagues, including Adam's B&B co-stars Katherine Kelly Lang, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, Linsey Godfrey and Lawrence Saint-Victor, followed.

On Sunday, Adam added a tweet with a link to a photo of his new son.

Congratulations to the proud parents on their new son! (Feb 10, 2013)
 

The Bold and the Beautifulball Last week, deadline.com reported that a renewal for The Bold & the Beautiful by CBS was imminent. The network confirmed this week, releasing a press release stating that B&B was renewed through the 2013-2014 season. Also renewed through 2013-2014 were game shows THE PRICE IS RIGHT and LETS MAKE A DEAL and talk show THE TALK. With Young & the Restless already renewed through 2014, the entire CBS Daytime lineup will continue into the 2013-2014 season. (Feb 03, 2013)
 

ball B&B is no stranger to guest stars from reality series, as several members of the cast of BIG BROTHER have appeared over the years. But this time, it's another CBS reality show, SURVIVOR, that sends one of its contestants over to B&B.

Malcolm Freberg, who was one of the contestants on Survivor: Philippines, will appear on The Bold and the Beautiful on Wednesday, Feb. 13, the same day his next Survivor outing, Survivor: Caramoan — Fans vs. Favorites, premieres on CBS.

Freberg will be playing a Forrester employee named Malcolm and will share scenes with Jacob Young (Rick) and Kim Matula (Hope). (Feb 03, 2013)
 

The Bold and the Beautifulball With so many soaps being canceled or taken off network in the last few years, many wondered if daytime drama would continue in the years to come. Recently, however, there have been signs of stability in daytime among the four soaps airing on the broadcast networks, and THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL has some good news coming from this,

A report on deadline.com states that the CBS Television Network is poised to renew B&B (which was last renewed by the network for two years in early 2011). The network's decision is likely based on ratings increases, as B&B currently averages 3.44 million total viewers (+6% from last year), 1.6/9 in women 25-54 (+14%) and 1.1/7 in women 18-49 (+10%).

Other good news for daytime in the report is that ABC has no plans to cancel the long running soap GENERAL HOSPITAL. The soap is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary on the air in April, averages 3 million viewers (+16%), a 1.6/9 in women 25-54 (no change) and 1.2/7 in women 18-49 (+9%), despite being moved to a new time slot in September 2012 (to make room for the syndicated Katie Couric talk show).

Young & The Restless, the highest-rated daytime drama, is two years into a three-year pickup, and DAYS OF OUR LIVES was recently renewed by NBC. So depite the gloom and doom of recent years, fans of those shows will still be watching them for the foreseeable future. (Jan 27, 2013)
 

Joanna Johnson and Crystal Chappellball THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL has been nominated in the category of Outstanding Daily Drama for the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards for the storyline, “Karen Spencer Comes Out / Caroline’s Two Moms.” This marks the first GLAAD Media Award nomination for the THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. It also marks a monumental moment in the history of the show, as it portrayed the first gay characters in the show’s 25 year history with the tale of how Karen Spencer (played by original cast member Joanna Johnson), years ago, fell in love with Danielle (played by Crystal Chappell), and the lesbian couple had a daughter together, Caroline. With Caroline (portrayed by Linsey Godfrey) now living in Los Angeles and working for Forrester, Karen and Dani moved to L.A. as well, and Karen was forced to reveal her lifestyle to her opinionated brother Bill Spencer (portrayed by Don Diamont).

In real life, Karen’s portrayer, Joanna Johnson, took the opportunity presented to her by THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL to publicly announce that, in addition to her character being a lesbian, she is also gay.

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD's work to amplify stories from the LGBT community and issues that build support for equality. The awards will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the JW Marriott in Downtown Los Angeles. For more information about the GLAAD Media Awards, please visit: www.glaad.org. (Jan 27, 2013)
 

Kyle Lowder In addition to his acting work, Kyle Lowder, who played Rick Forrester from 2007-2011, is also a singer, and he even sang in character during his time on B&B. Now, Kyle is bringing his acting and singing talents to the Las Vegas strip in the gambling capitol's production of the musical Rock of Ages.

The Las Vegas production of Rock of Ages opened in previews on Tuesday, December 18 at The Venetian, with Lowder playing the key role of rock star Stacee Jax. The show will have its official opening night on January 5, 2013, but Lowder told Soap Opera Digest that they are already pulling in packed crowds during previews. "The energy that I have from the experience is incredible. If you want to be entertained for the evening, and sing along to some epic '80s tunes, this is definitely the show for you," he told the magazine.

The play Rock of Ages has another B&B connection since Constantine Maroulis, who originated the role of Drew in the Broadway and L.A. productions, played Constantine Parros on B&B in 2007, opposite Lowder and Mackenzie Mauzy.

To get tickets to the Las Vegas production, visit the Rock of Ages web site. (Dec 23, 2012)
 

New Leading Man on the way to B&B? Soap Opera Digest reports that B&B is seeking a Caucasian leading man between the ages of 22 and 28 for a role described as "an articulate, assertive, charismatic, sexy guy." (Dec 23, 2012)
 

Texas Battleball Look for Texas Battle, aka B&B's Marcus, to help the ladies of THE TALK deliver some holiday cheer this week. Battle appears on the CBS daytime talk show on Monday, December 17 as a “Sexy Santa,” helping the show's hosts deliver some holiday wishes during THE TALK’S daily December Giveaways. Tune in weekdays on CBS 11:00 a.m. PST/2:00 p.m. EST. For more information visit www.TheTalk.com. (Dec 16, 2012)
 

B&B Image Award Nomineesball Congratulations to the nominees from BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL in the 2013 NAACP Image awards.

Kristolyn Lloyd (Dayzee) has been nominated in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series, and actors Aaron D. Spears (Justin) and Rodney Saulsberry (Anthony) have been nominated in the category of Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series. This marks Lloyd’s first NAACP Image Award nomination, Spears’ third nomination (his others being in 2011 and 2012) and Saulsberry's second (having been nominated in 2011).

These nominations total 17 NAACP Image Award nominations received by B&B throughout the show’s 23 year-run. In 1993, the late William J. Bell was nominated, and won, in the category of Outstanding Daytime Drama Series. In 1999, Usher was nominated in the category of Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series for his role as “Raymond”, as was Antonio Sabato, Jr. in 2006 and 2007 for his role as “Dante Damiano”, Mykel Shannon Jenkins in 2008 for his role as “Charlie Baker”, Dan Martin in 2009 for his role as “Lt. Baker”, Texas Battle in 2009, 2010 and 2012 for his role as “Marcus Walton”, and Aaron D. Spears in 2011 and 2012 for his role as “Justin Barber”. Yvette Freeman was nominated in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series in 2011 and 2012 for her role as “Dr. Lewis”.

The 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards will be broadcast on NBC on February 1. (Dec 16, 2012)
 

Celtic Womanball On December 14, 2012, CELTIC WOMAN performed three classic holiday songs at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California that were taped for inclusion in this year's Christmas episode of THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. The Irish musical group previously appeared on the show in November, performing at Stephanie's party celebrating her life. (Dec 16, 2012)
 

Lawrence Saint-Victor and Karla Mosleyball Two Guiding Light alums who played a married couple on that show are now coming to The Bold & The Beautiful - but it's not quite a reunion, since the casting is coincidental and the roles are not related.

Karla Mosley and Lawrence Saint-Victor, who played husband and wife Christina and Remy Boudreau on the now-canceled daytime drama, have been cast in contract roles on B&B. Mosley debuts on January 17 as Maya Avant, a young woman from Dayzee's Skid Row past whose presence doesn't exactly thrill Dayzee, while Saint-Victor arrives on January 29 as Carter Walton, looking to reconnect with his adoptive brother, Marcus.

A rep for B&B told TV Guide that the connection between the actors from their former show had nothing to do with their casting. "We went for the two best actors possible. These new characters are not connected, though they will arrive on the show in close proximity," the rep stated. (Dec 11, 2012)
 

Chappel and Johnson return to BOLDball When Joanna Johnson bowed out of additional appearances as B&B's Karen to work as a producer on the (now-cancelled) prime time series, "Emily Owens, MD," Executive Producer/Head Writer Brad Bell said that the story of Karen and her same-sex partner Danielle - mothers to Caroline Spencer - would continue when Johnson was able to return.

Now CBS Soaps in Depth reports that Johnson and Danielle's portrayer, Crystal Chappell, will be reunited on B&B for a short story arc that will start airing on January 03, 2013.

Will Karen and Dani be helping out daughter Caroline, who's currently caught up in the fashion wars at Forrester and a conflict with her Uncle Bill over Liam's love life? Will Bold & Beautiful explore more of the relationship between the couple? Stay tuned to find out. (Dec 11, 2012)
 

Flannery Farewellball Susan Flannery says goodbye to Stephanie Forrester when her final episode of Bold and Beautiful airs on November 26, but the Emmy winning actress last tape day on Stage 31 at CBS Television City was October 18. To show their appreciation of the actress who has been a part of B&B since the beginning, cast and crew, along with staff from The Young & the Restless, The Price is Right and the Late Late Show as well as other employees of CBS, gathered together to salute Susan. B&B executive producer/head writer Bradley Bell and producer Casey Kasprzyk produced a video of the event, directed by Kasprzyk; check out the video below, and view of photo gallery from behind the scenes at CBS.Com. (Nov 18, 2012)
 


 

Katherine Kelly Langball News was released earlier last week that actress Katherine Kelly Lang, who has played Brooke since Bold and Beautiful began in 1987. has filed for divorce from her husband of 15 years, Alex D'Andrea.

TMZ reported on Sunday, November 11 that Lang had filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences for the split in her petition. The site also reported that the actress is asking the judge to block Alex’s right to be awarded spousal support.

Lang and D'Andrea have one daughter, 15 year old Zoe, from the marriage.

Divorce is never easy, so the World of B&B offers our thoughts to the family through this difficult time in their lives. (Nov 18, 2012)
 

B&B DVD SET - First 16 episodesball To coincide with 2012 as Bold and Beautful's 25th Anniversary, the show has released a DVD compilation of the show's earliest episodes via Amazon.com. The four-DVD set, entitled "How It All Began," introduces viewers new and old to the Forrester, Logan and Spencer clans, including the "core four" characters who spanned al of B&B's first 25 years, Stephanie, Eric, Brooke and Ridge; the original Caroline Spencer, Ridge's fiancee, and her dad Bill Spencer Sr; and Brooke's siblings and mom, struggling to get by having been abandoned by MIA dad/husband Stephen.

To purchase the DVD set, click here to go the Amazon's web site. (Nov 18, 2012)
 

Adam Gregory Before he was on B&B as Thomas, Adam Gregory played bad boy Ty Collins in the first season of the CW series 90210. The B&B actor is reprising that role for an episode of 90210's current season.

Ty had a romance with series main character Annie Wilson which ended after it came out that he got Adriana pregnant after a one-night stand. After the baby was born in the season finale, Ty was never seen again. Now the character is returning for one episode to air in December or January, a "What If" that shows how Ty would have turned out had Annie never moved to Beverly Hills.

B&B often allows actors leeway to work in other projects, so the single episode of 90210 likely won't impact his work on the soap. (Nov 4, 2012)
 

Heather Tom Congratulations to Heather Tom (Katie) and husband James Achor on the birth of a son! Heather's Facebook fan page reported on Sunday:

Heather had a baby boy at 5:15 this morning. Over 8 lbs!! More info coming soon.

Later updates revealed that the couple named their new son Zane Alexander Achor.

The World of B&B sends best wishes to the new parents on the addition to their family. (Updated Nov 4, 2012)
 

Kim Matula There have been rumors speculating about the status of Kim Matula (Hope) on the show, with some rumors suggesting the actress might leave Bold & Beautiful. The actress decided to set the record straight on her Facebook fan page. On October 22, she posted:

Lots of rumors are going around that I am leaving the show and I want to say that these rumors aaaaare..FALSE! I just renewed my contract and will be staying :)

Looks like there's more drama in Hope's life coming up with her portrayer staying on board. (Oct 28, 2012)
 

Celtic Woman With Stephanie's last days drawing nearer, her party to celebrate her life will provide some notable names among the guest list. Returning to the show to show support for Stephanie are her two daughters, Kristen and Felicia; Tracy Melchior (Kristen) and Lesli Kay (Felicia) reprise the roles of Stephanie's daughters on November 12 and 13, with Paolo Benedetti returning as Kristen’s HIV positive husband Antonio Dominguez.

In addition, a touch of the Irish will be a part of the party, with the Irish all-female musical ensemble Celtic Woman attending (thanks to Eric) to serenade Stephanie. The group has included 11 women over the years, with the current touring ensemble of vocalists Chloë Agnew, Lisa Lambe, and Susan McFadden and Celtic Violinist Máiréad Nesbitt appearing on B&B. Celtic Woman will appear as themselves on November 12 and 13, when they perform their hit single, “The Parting Glass” - a song dedicated to Stephanie by her loving husband, Eric - and the classic Irish melody, “Danny Boy”.

“I can’t think of a more beautiful way to pay tribute to the character of Stephanie Forrester and her Irish heritage than to bring in Celtic Woman to serenade her,” said B&B Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley Bell. “Their distinctive voice and angelic melodies were the perfect accompaniment to this powerful and emotional storyline.”

Also on November 13, Shannon Colvin, Melanie Kane, Kaitlyn Kelly and Maggie Fitzpatrick portray Irish Dancers, with Kate O’Connor as their choreographer.

With this story paving the way for the exit of Susan Flannery as Stephanie, these episodes are sure to be special. (Oct 28, 2012)
 

Becoming Bold and Beautiful For its tenth and twentieth anniversaries, Bold and Beautiful released coffee table books about the show itself, detailing the characters and history to date. To celebrate 25 years on the air, the daytime drama is publishing Becoming Bold & Beautiful: 25 Years of Making the World’s Most Popular Daytime Soap Opera (ISBN: 9781402272141; NOVEMBER 2012; $34.99 U.S.; Hardcover with Jacket; Television). It will be available for sale beginning November 13, 2012 wherever books are sold.

With Text and Photo Editing by David Gregg, the show's VP for international publicity, and Creative Direction by Adrian Avilés, the book includes a foreword by the show's "Core Four," Susan Flannery, John McCook, Ronn Moss, Katherine Kelly Lang; an introduction by Executive Producer and Head Writer, Bradley Bell; photos by Elizabeth Annas, Monty Brinton, Ray Christian, Scott Downie, Jeffrey Fiterman, Griff Griffin, Cliff Lipson, Jon McKee, Danya Morrison, Geraldine Overton, John Paschal, Harold Smith, Sean Smith, Art Streiber and John Zak; and a cover 25th Anniversary Cast Photo by Art Streiber

You can order the book at amazon.com .

On Tuesday, November 13, Brad Bell, Katherine Kelly Lang, John McCook, Don Diamont, Scott Clifton and Kim Matula will be signing copies at the launch of the book in Los Angeles. The event will be held at Barnes and Noble at The Grove - 189 Grove Drive, Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036 - from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This is a wristband event. (Oct 28, 2012)
 

Clifton and Lampson Congratulations to Scott Clifton (Liam), who tied the knot with long-time fiancee Nicole Lampson on Saturday, October 20, in front of family and friends in Los Angeles.

In attendance were Scott's B&B co-stars, John McCook (Eric), Don Diamont (Bill), Ronn Moss (Ridge), Adam Gregory (Thomas), Kim Matula (Hope), Jacqueline MacInness Wood (Steffy) and Kristolyn Lloyd (Dayzee), and B&B Supervising Producer Edward Scott with wife Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki, Y&R).

The World of B&B wishes health and happiness to the happy couple as they begin their married life. (Oct 28, 2012)
 

Agnes Brucknerball B&B alum Agnes Bruckner (who played pre-teen Bridget Forrester from 1997-99) has been in a number of projects since, including appearances on TV series like 24, Private Practice and Covert Affairs as well as films like A Bit of Bad Luck, Wrong Cops and The Baytown Outlaws. Now 27, the actress will soon be filming a project for Lifetime playing the late Anna Nicole Smith.

Bruckner has been cast in Lifetime’s original movie The Anna Nicole Story. The movie will tell the true life story of Vicky Lynn Hogan, a pretty but plain girl growing up in a small Texas town who transforms herself into Anna Nicole Smith, a voluptuous, Marilyn Monroe-esque Playboy pin-up and model who rises to popularity in the public eye at a price. (Oct 08, 2012)
 

Sean Kananball Last week, Soap Opera Network reported that Sean Kanan was returning to B&B as Deacon, but the actor himself on his Facebook and Twitter accounts asked fans not to stoke any fires in the rumor mill about a return. That's all been cleared up now, and it has been confirmed that the actor is returning to B&B for an unspecified number of episodes as Deacon.

Soap Opera Network first confirmed their own report, going back to representatives at Bold and Beautiful and to the actor's management. A B&B rep and Kanan's manager confirmed that Kanan was coming back, attributing the actor's comments in social media to the fact that he wasn't aware that B&B was releasing the information to the press. This was followed by tweets from Kanan as well as reports at other sites.

CBS Soaps In Depth lists the actor's first airdate in this return stint as September 19. The exact duration of Deacon's return has not been disclosed, although Soap Opera Network states he will only be on for a few episodes.

Will Deacon's return tie in to his last appearance on the show, intervening in Hope's wedding at Bill's request? Will he get to share scenes this time with Katherine Kelly Lang as Brooke, given their history on the show? And will Deacon's presence contribute to ongoing drama of his daughter, Hope, with Liam? Stay tuned to The Bold and the Beautiful to find out how Deacon will make waves for the Logans, Forresters and Spencers this time. (Sep 03, 2012)
 

Linsey Godfreyball When she first appeared on Bold and Beautiful as Caroline, Linsey Godfrey portrayed a character who had a great deal of knowledge about cancer because of her late namesake's bout with leukemia. But in a case of reel life and real life intertwining, the actress has a very personal knowlegde of the impact cancer can have since both she and her step-mother are survivors of Hodgkins Lymphoma, with Godfrey in remission for five years and her step-mom for eight.

In order to share her experience and help raise money to fight the various forms of cancer, the actress will participate in this year’s Hollywood Light the Night Walk, a fundraiser benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). The event will take place on Saturday, October 6th at Sunset Gower Studios.

To read more about Godfrey's bout with Hodgkins Lymphoma, see photos of her during treatment and learn how you can help support her cause, click here to go to her Oh My Godfrey Light the Night Walk Team page. The official B&B site reports that her B&B co-star Katherine Kelly Lang will be in attendance.

Former B&B star Jack Wagner (ex-Nick), who also participated in past L.A. Light the Night walks due to his history among family members with cancer, will be grand marshall at this year's walk.

To find out more about LLS and Light the Night walks, click here. (Sep 03, 2012)
 

Sean Kananball Is Deacon on his way back to B&B? A report at Soap Opera Network states that Sean Kanan is returning as Deacon for a few episodes, but the actor tweeted and posted on Facebook, "I never said I'm coming back guys. Let's not stoke the fire of the rumor mill. "

I guess we will have to wait and see how this plays out. Stay tuned as more news becomes available. (Aug 26, 2012)
 

Katherine Kelly Langball In the aftermath of the news of Ronn Moss' exit from B&B came news of status of two other members of B&B's "core four" that stayed with the show since its inception.

First, Katherine Kelly Lang revealed on Aug 17 that she would be staying with B&B. "I'm very happy to tell you that I have re-signed my contract with THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL for two more years. Brad has come up with an exciting new storyline for Brooke that I think the fans are going to love," the actress revealed in a statement.

Susan FlanneryBut the news didn't stop there, since Monday brought the news that Susan Flannery would be leaving her role as Stephanie Forrester in the next few months. CBS Soaps in Depth reported on Aug 20 that they had learned from sources that the actress had informed the producers of her intent to leave, signing a short-term contract that would allow the writers to plan an exit story for the long-running character. Just a day later, Soap Opera Digest posted on their web site that the actress was staying, having worked out a deal with the show, but then TV Line announced that the actress was in fact leaving, with an exit sometime in December. (Aug 26, 2012)
 

ball RIP, Phyllis Diller. The legendary comedienne passed away on Aug 20 at the age of 95. Although only a small part of her long career, B&B fans will remember Diller as whacky beautician Gladys Pope, appearing intermittently between 1995-2012. Gladys first appeared in 1995, helping a believed-dead Taylor disguise herself upon her return to L.A. Gladys would later go on to befriend Sally Spectra and help the fashion grand diva in some of her more memorable capers.

After an absence of several years, Diller brought Gladys back in March, 2012; fans learned that Gladys had taken on a number of odd jobs to make ends meet, and a turn in tending to the Forrester garden led her to perform the latest wedding of Eric and Stephanie. (Aug 26, 2012)
 

ball Jon Hensley is bringing Dr. Meade back to B&B again. The actor recently tweeted, "B&B has invited me back for a few more episodes, I shoot them next week! No details yet!"" Hensley last appeared on the show in July, tending to the injured Anthony. Stay tuned to see who will need the doctor's help this time. (Aug 26, 2012)
 

Ronn Mossball As reported recently, Ronn Moss that he'd have more to say about his departure from B&B in time. Sure enough, Moss spoke to Entertainment Weekly at length, with the interview posted on EW's site on August 23.

Moss describes his departure not as an ending, but as a now beginning.

I’m having a rebirth here, which is one major thing I wanted to get into because I feel like I’m finally listening to signs.

To read the full interview, click here. (Aug 26, 2012)
 

Ronn Moss In an exclusive report this weekend, Entertainment Weekly revealed that Ronn Moss, one of four cast members who have been with The Bold and the Beatiful since the beginning, is leaving the show after more than 25 years of playing Ridge Forrester.

While exact details were still unclear, an inside source told the entertainment magazine that the actor elected not to renew his contract over salary issues.

Moss was not available for comment when the news broke, but as fans reacted across social media outlets, he eventually broke his silence on his Twitter account on Sunday with responses. When one fan asked if the fans mattered, Moss tweeted back, "You matter so much. More than you know. Will explain soon. Please be with us. We need you more than ever. All of you. Love." Another fan had tweeted Moss' longtime co-star Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) with questions about the news, and Moss replied, "Try not to be sad. Will explain in a couple days. Hang in there with us. We love you guys." Moss also added this tweet: "I can't even tell you all how much I LOVE YOU all so frickin' much. You're the best. The Best!!"

A show representative confirmed the news of Moss departure to EW, offering the folling statement: "Ronn has spent an amazing 25 years with B&B. We will always consider him family, and we wish him only the best in all of his future endeavors."

Although many cast members have come and gone over the years as roles were recast and new characters came on, Moss was one of the so-called "core four" who remained on B&B from day 1, along with Susan Flannery as Stephanie, John McCook as Eric and Katherine Kelly Lang as Brooke.

Moss will shoot his final scenes for The Bold and the Beautiful this Tuesday, Aug. 14, and his last episode will air on a yet-to-be-determined date in September.

What does the future hold for The Bold and the Beautiful without Ridge in the mix? Can the show rebound without the popular Moss in the cast? And what does the future hold for Moss as his status quo changes? Stay tuned as details are revealed. (Aug 13, 2012)
 

Lang, Moss and Tylo As the news broke about Ronn Moss leaving the role of Ridge after 25+ years, two of his co-stars who were closely linked to him offered their views on Twitter.

Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) received tweets from fans who were shocked to learn of Moss' departure, stating that they were "crying together" over the news. Lang replied, "I am crying too! I hate this!"

On the other side of the love life of Moss' character, Hunter Tylo (Taylor) tweeted, "I'm cool with whatever [Ronn] feels he wants to do. He definitely has his own mind and know where he wants his life to take him!" (Aug 13, 2012)
 

Who is he? It looks like Bold & Beautiful is looking for another young male. Soap Opera Digest reports that casting call has gone out for a part described as, "Male. Caucasian. 25-28 years old. Heart throb. Very Masculine. Edgy. Not afraid to get the job done. Bit of a cad. CONTRACT ROLE."

Who will this newcomer be and how will he fit into the lives of the Forresters, Logans and Spencers? Stayed tuned. (Aug 13, 2012)
 

Kanan and Vega Congratulations to Sean Kanan (Deacon) and his lady love Michele Vega, who tied the knot during a trip to Italy in July. The actor told Soap Opera Digest, "We covered probably 15 different cities and small towns and had our honeymoon in Sicily. We had an unbelievable time." (Aug 13, 2012)
 

Ronn Moss Get well wishes to Ronn Moss (Ridge) and his wife, Devin Devasquez, who suffered minor injuries in a multi-car accident on Friday, July 27. Devin posted on her Facebook page on July 28:

Ronn and I were in a horrible car accident yesterday that involved 8 cars and totaled our brand new truck. An old guy came out of no where and hit two cars before hitting us that caused us to spin a 360 and hit several other cars including a lamp post that fell on top of the truck. It was quite a scene and poor Ronn had a bad bump on his head that was bleeding along with a shoulder injury. I'm pretty sore and bruised. But we are so blessed to be alive and grateful no one else was hurt. Shows you how precious life is and how quickly something like this can change it.

She then elaborated on the experience more on their blog.

Based on subsequent posts on Facebook and Twitter tweets, the couple are still healing. Wishing them the best for a speedy recovery. (Aug 02, 2012)

Jennifer Gareisball Congratulations to Jennifer Gareis (Donna) and her husband Bobby Ghassemieh on the birth of their daughter Sophia Rose on June 29!

This marks the second child for the couple, whose son Gavin just recently turned two. (Jul 04, 2012)

Joanna Johnsonball Over the last few months, original B&B cast member Joanna Johnson reprised her role as Karen Spencer. (Johnson played Caroline Spencer from 1987-1990 and later played long lost twin sister Karen from 1991-95.) Karen first returned in March to introduce her daughter, Caroline, into the B&B mix, and then she came back in May with the reveal that her co-parent was actually her lesbian lover Danielle (played by Crystal Chappell). In episodes that aired over the last week, Karen and Danielle's secret was revealed first to Karen's sister in law Katie and then to her brother Bill.

Since leaving B&B in 1995, Johnson has forged a career in television production, producing shows such as Hope and Faith, Make it or Break it and Fairly Legal. Her latest production venture, EMILY OWENS, MD, was picked up by the CW for airing in the fall, so the actress will be leaving B&B for now. CBS Soaps in Depth reports that the actress has an understanding with B&B Executive Producer and Head Writer Brad Bell about scheduling around her production work, so Karen will take a break to accomodate her.

"Unfortunately, Joanna's time is being taken up with this new show," a show spokesperson told the magazine. "Her storyline is not necessarily going away, but it's being refocused." The rep added that Chappell will continue to air as Danielle, even with Johnson and Karen off the canvas. (Jul 04, 2012)

Agnes Brucknerball ALUM ALERT: It's been quite a while since Agnes Bruckner appeared on B&B; since her stint from 1997-99 as the pre-teen incarnation of Bridget Forrester, she went on to appear in prime time and film, including guest spots on shows like Fairly Legal and recurring parts on 24 and Private Practice.

TV Guide reports that Bruckner will appear next in two episodes of the USA series COVERT AFFAIRS. Bruckner will play Zarya, a café owner in Moscow who befriends the series' main character, Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) during one of her missions in the 10th and 11th episodes of the upcoming third season.

Season 3 of Covert Affairs premieres Tuesday, July 10 at 10/9c on USA. (Jul 04, 2012)

Adrienne Frantz Adrienne Frantz (Amber) has been dropped to recurring status on The Bold and the Beautiful.

After her last schemes to "help" Hope (using tainted drugs bought on the Internet) and to keep Rick away from Caroline both foiled, Amber has been on the back burner, but a representative for the show states that the actress remains part of the B&B family despite the status change. "Adrienne has moved to recurring, allowing her to remain on B&B as Amber Moore and work on other projects," a show spokesperson told CBS Soaps In Depth. The magazine's web site also reports that Frantz was recently accepted into the professional program at the improv and comedy school attached to the famed Groundlings theater in Los Angeles. (Jun 22, 2012)

Ashley Jones Bridget Forrester's presence on Bold and the Beautiful has been scarce lately, with the character last seen in February to bring Jackie and Owen back together and only mentioned occasionally since that time. But Bridget's portrayer, Ashley Jones, has remained active in pursuing roles in prime time and has landed her latest gig.

Jones will appear in the penultimate episode of the fourth season of Lifetime's sitcom Drop Dead Diva. The actress will play Sheila Reese, a woman who lost her baby late in her pregnancy and, after becoming sterile from being prescribed a dangerous new drug, sues the pharmaceutical company that markets the drug.

Also appearing in the same episode are soap alum Cameron Mathison (ex-Ryan, ALL MY CHILDREN), Kim Kardashian and Nancy Grace. Mathison plays Jonah Pierce, a charming guy who hangs around Stacy's Pakery, while Kardashian reprises her role as relationship guru Nikki LePree and Grace plays herself for the third time in the series.

Drop Dead Diva airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on Lifetime. The episode with Jones et al will air on August 19. (Jun 22, 2012)

Don and Cindy tie the knot Congratulations to Don Diamont (Bill). While in Monaco to represent The Bold and the Beautiful at the Monte Carlo Television Festival, the actor wed his longtime lady love Cindy Ambuehl at the Chateau de la Chevre d' in the French town of Eze on June 12.

In attendance were Diamont's B&B co-stars Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy), Scott Clifton (Liam) and Kim Matula (Hope), as well as Y&R’s Christian J. LeBlanc (Michael) and Eva LaRue (ex-Maria, AMC).

Congratulations to the happy couple on the nuptials. (Jun 13, 2012)

Jon Hensley Jon Hensley reported on his Facebook fan page that he taped some more episodes as Dr. Meade the first week of June, and those episodes will air starting on July 19. (Jun 11, 2012)

A first airdate has been announced for Crystal Chappell as Danielle, aka Dani, mom number two to Caroline Spencer. And TV Guide reports that the other mom, Karen, will also be coming back for the occasion.

Joanna Johnson reprises her role as Bill's sister, Karen, on May 16. The following day, Chappell debuts as Dani, Karen's lover and co-parent to Caroline. Chappell is slated for four shows initially and will continue on a recurring basis (due to her workload on several web series), but with Karen and Danielle moving to L.A., more appearances later are expected. (May 06, 2012)

Ronn Moss announced on his blog with wife Devin Devasquez and on his web site that the band PLAYER is releasing a new album in Italy and doing press to promote it for a possible European tour. Player co-founder Peter Beckett joined Moss in Italy in early May to promote the new CD, “Addiction.” on the Frontier Records label in Italy.

Good luck to Ronn and the band on their latest CD. (May 06, 2012)

Sean Kanan - back to B&B There have been a few mentions of Hope's father as Ms. Logan has gone through her recent drama, but Deacon Sharpe has been most recently seen in Genoa City, getting involved in some nasty stuff around Nikki Newman's life. But that's about to change, since Deacon is headed back to the show where he got his start!

TV Guide's Michael Logan reports that Sean Kanan will reprise the role of Deacon on The Bold and the Beautiful, starting on May 24. Sean originated the role on B&B in 2000, when Rick sought Deacon out to derail Amber's impending marriage to CJ, and continued in the part until his involvement with Jackie got him hooked on alcohol again in 2005. The character was mentioned a few times after, but stayed off camera.

In 2009, Deacon surfaced on B&B's sister show, The Young & the Restless, getting involved first with his former B&B paramour Amber before making his way into the lives of the Baldwin and Newman families in Genoa City. Sean was written off Y&R in early 2012 when Deacon's involvement in the Diane Jenkins murder case was exposed, although there were reports he might return to Y&R in the spring. Instead, he's coming back to B&B.

B&B has not revealed a lot of details about Kanan's return, or about how long he will be in L.A., but TV Guide learned that Deacon will be working with Bill Spencer as part of Bill's plans to keep his son Liam and Deacon's daughter Hope apart. Stay tuned for more news as it develops, and welcome back to B&B, Mr. Kanan. (Apr 23, 2012)

Crystal Chappell comes to B&Bball Another veteran daytime actress is coming to The Bold and the Beautiful to help launch the show's first lesbian story line.

Entertainment Weekly broke the news on Wednesday, April 11 that Crystal Chappell, known for her roles on DAYS OF OUR LIVES and GUIDING LIGHT and as creator/star of the web series VENICE, will debut on B&B in episodes airing in mid May as Danielle, the other mother of Caroline Spencer. Caroline, recently introduced to the canvas, is the daughter of Bill Spencer's sister Karen and named for her late Aunt Caroline (Ridge's first wife), but there has been no mention of who the other parent is. In the episodes in May, Caroline will tell her Uncle Bill and her boyfriend Thomas that she actually has two mothers.

Other soaps have told gay story lines, such as Chappell's story as Olivia Spencer when she was on Guiding Light, but this is a first for B&B.

The World of B&B welcomes Ms. Chappell to the B&B canvas and wishes her luck with her new role. (Apr 12, 2012)

B&B goes to Puglia, Italyball In years past, The Bold and the Beautiful has done several remote location shoots, including a number in Italy. This May, B&B returns to Italy for five days of shooting that will span eight to ten episodes of the daytime drama.

From May 7-11, B&B will shoot eight to ten episodes in the stunning southern Italian coastal region of Puglia, in and around the elegant Masseria San Domenico and exquisite Borgo Egnazia resorts. Executive Producer and Head Writer, Bradley Bell said in a statement, "I am excited to feature another gorgeous Italian region on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. Brooke, Ridge and our other characters will find out that even in the remote location of Puglia, you can’t run away from the drama."

The episodes filmed in Italy will air in the U.S. on the CBS Television Network in late spring, 2012, and audiences in Italy will see the episodes in the spring of 2013. As noted in Bell's statement, Ronn Moss (Ridge) and Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) will travel to Puglia, and additional cast members - at least three, according to the show's press release - will be announced at a later date.

This is the show's fourth trip to Italy, having been to Lake Como in 1997, Venice in 1999 and Portofino in 2002. The show has also traveled to Barbados in 1996; Australia in 2007; Aspen, Colorado in 2011; and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in 2011 and 2012.

The World of B&B looks forward to more news about the shoot as it breaks, hoping for another great series of episodes in the tradition of the past stories filmed in Italy. (Mar 16, 2012)

The Bold and the Beautifulball With The Bold and the Beautiful about to celebrate 25 years on the air, two other shows on the CBS network are helping commemorate the occasion.

On Monday, March 19, 2012, THE TALK will celebrate the anniversary with a special commemorative show featuring cast members John McCook, Texas Battle, Jacob Young, Katherine Kelly Lang, Kimberly Matula and Heather Tom. The B&B cast members will chat with hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler, looking back at the show's legacy and remembering fond moments from the past. (THE TALK airs on CBS at 2:00-3:00 PM, ET; 1:00-2:00 PM, PT.)

On the anniversary date, March 23, THE PRICE IS RIGHT will air a B&B themed episode featuring appearances by B&B actors Texas Battle and Kristolyn Lloyd and a B&B anniversary themed showcase. (THE PRICE IS RIGHT is broadcast weekdays 11:00 A.M.-12:00 NOON, ET; 10:00-11:00 AM, PT on CBS.)

Tune in to see these shows celebrating B&B's milestone silver anniversary. (Mar 16, 2012)

Nafessa Williams comes to B&Bball Actress Nafessa Williams shared some news on her Twitter account about a role on The Bold and the Beautiful. She tweeted:

"Sooooooo I couldn't wait to share this news with you guys... after 4 auditions I report to THE BOLD & BEAUTIFUL 2mor!! Only God...#sograteful."

The actress said she was not able to share what role she was playing, but CBS Soaps in Depth reports that she will be playing a model in an episode scheduled to air on Tuesday, May 8.

Williams previously appeared in daytime as Deanna Forbes on One Life to Live and worked as a model before that. (Mar 16, 2012)

Lesley-Anne Dowmball Lesley-Anne Down has only been off contract at B&B for a short time, but she's already keeping busy with a new project.

The actress' web site reports that she has been cast in the movie Of God and Kings, directed by Joe Estevez, as Madame Renard. The film tells a story about ballet, kings and dreams.

The World of B&B wishes Lesley-Anne the best on this new project. (Mar 16, 2012)

Jon Hensley The Bold & the Beautiful is going remote to Aspen again... and when a doctor is needed in the house, the show will present a veteran soap actor in the role.

TV Guide reports that B&B is returning to Aspen the week of March 12 to tape a series of episodes that will air starting on April 20 and continuing into May. The week of March 12 is Aspen Fashion Week, so B&B will take advantage of the fashion related event and reflect that in the story. As with the last visit to Aspen, the events of the remote trip will focus on the triangle of Liam (played by Scott Clifton), Hope (Kim Matula) and Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood).

When one member of the trio is involved in a life-threatening accident, the doctor who comes to the rescue may look familiar to fans of CBS Daytime, since he'll be played by Jon Hensley, formerly Holden Snyder on As The World Turns. The doctor has not been given a name yet, but he appears in two episodes that will air on May 1-2.

Hensley was a fan-favorite on ATWT as Holden, so the World of B&B looks forward to seeing him appear on B&B for those two episodes. (Mar 12, 2012)

Daytime Emmy Prenoms Announced The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the Drama Performer Pre-Nominations for the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards.

In an attempt to improve the voting system, a new nomination system was adopted this year based on input from the daytime drama community. Actors submitted their names in the category they felt appropriate for their work. A ballot containing a full list of entrants in each of the six actor categories was sent to registered, eligible peer judges. The ballot contained an unrevealed and randomized order of performers in each category, regardless of their show affiliation. Judges were required to view clips containing the work of each performer entry before selecting their top 10 performer choices in each category. The judges sent their ballots directly to Lutz & Carr, an independent accounting firm, who tabulated the results and selected the 10 candidates who received the most votes in each category as pre-nominees in that category. (The lead actor category, due to a tie, has 11 pre-nominees.)

The Bold and the Beautiful was represented in pre-nominations by Susan Flannery (Stephanie) and Heather Tom (Katie) for Outstanding Lead Actress; Don Diamont (Bill) and John McCook (Eric) for Outstanding Lead Actor; Scott Clifton (Liam) for Outstanding Supporting Actor; Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) and Kim Matula (Hope) for for Outstanding Younger Actress; and Adam Gregory for Outstanding Younger Actor.

For a list of all pre-nominees in each category from all shows, click here.

The pre-nominees now advance to the blue ribbon at-home screening round, scheduled to begin on March 27th, 2012, which will determine both nominees and winners.

Congratulations and good luck to all the pre-nominees! (Mar 04, 2012)

Heather Tom does theatre project Heather Tom (Katie) will be appearing in a California theater production of a play that was a hit on Broadway.

California's Pasadena Playhouse will feature a new production of the play "The Heiress" from April 24 through May 20, with opening night scheduled for April 29. The play, by Ruth and Augustus Goetz, debuted on Broadway in 1947 and was reinvented in a hit 1995 revival that won the Best Revival Tony Award. Dámaso Rodriguez directs the new California revival of the play.

Richard Chamberlain ("The Thorne Birds," "Brothers & Sisters") will star as Dr. Austin Sloper, whose spinster daughter Catherine Sloper (played by Heather) stands to inherit a fortune once her father passes. Julia Duffy ("Newhart," "Designing Women") will play the doctor's sister, Lavinia Penniman.

For tickets or further information on the show, visit the theater's web site visit at www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org. Those purchasing tickets through April 28 can enter Use Code: HEIRESSEB20 to receive a 20% discount.

There is presently no word on how the play will impact Heather's B&B schedule, if at all, so stay tuned. In the meantime, the World of B&B, in theater tradition, extends a wish to Heather to "break a leg" when she appears on stage. (Mar 01, 2012)

Ashley Jones on Bones Ashley Jones, who currently recurs on The Bold and the Beautiful as Bridget, has landed another guest spot in prime time.

The actress, who has appeared in shows like True Blood and, more recently, Private Practice, will appear in an upcoming episode of the spring season for the FOX series BONES. In the episode entitled "The Suit on the Set," main character Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan options one of her books about "Dr. Kathy Reichs" (a character modeled after Brennan) to be made into a movie. Jones will play the actress playing Reichs, while former Entourage actor Jordan Belfi will play an actor portraying "Special Agent Andy Lister," the fictional counterpart of Brennan's partner, Agent Booth.

The World of B&B congratulates Jones on landing the guest spot and wishes her luck.

The spring season of BONES starts on April 8. There is no word yet when Ashley's episode will air. (Mar 01, 2012)

Jack Wagner on DWTS Jack Wagner (Nick) may be wrapping up his time on The Bold and the Beautiful, since the show recently chose not to pick up the actor's contract option. But he has another gig lined up already, and it's one that will have him making use of dancing shoes!

The ABC network announced the cast for the 14th season of its prime time series Dancing With The Stars on Good Morning America on February 28, 2012, and Jack will be among those competing for the mirror ball trophy. Joining Jack in the competition are singers Gavin DeGraw, Katherine Jenkins and Gladys Knight; former NFL star Donald Driver; Disney Channel actor Roshon Fegan; Telemundo star William Levy; LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE star Melissa Gilbert; FAMILY MATTERS' Jaleel White; tennis champ Martina Navratilova; EXTRA hostess Maria Menounos; and THE VIEW hostess Sherri Shepherd.

If you want to cheer Jack on, tune in when the the two-hour season premiere airs on Monday, March 19. (Feb 28, 2012)

Zack Conroy, aka Oliver A lawsuit filed against CBS based on scenes that aired on The Bold and the Beautiful has been dismissed by the judge hearing the case.

In November, 2010, when Amber romanced Oliver to get access to Forrester designs, Oliver decided to dress up in a cowboy hat, boots and his briefs and serenade Ms. Moore while playing a guitar. Noting similarities to The Naked Cowboy, a New York City mainstay who wears that type of attire while playing his guitar in Times Square, CBS posted a clip on YouTube titled "The Bold and The Beautiful -- Naked Cowboy" and purchased adword advertising using the term "naked cowboy".

But that didn't sit well with Robert Burck, the Times Square performer who created his trademarked persona as the Cowboy. Burck alleged that the scenes on the show infringed on his trademarked brand and tarnished his image, "confusing" people who watched the soap, so he filed a lawsuit against CBS demanding that the network pay him the show's $1.5 million in ad revenue.

Last week, Judge Barbara Jones dismissed the case, saying that use of the trademarked "Naked Cowboy" name on YouTube only, and not on the show, was a non-trademark use that was used only to explain the content of the clip, not as a mark identifying the source of the video. She also noted several distinct elements of Burck's outfit that were not present in Oliver's.

Burck's attorney stated that he and his client would review their options under the law. (Feb 27, 2012)

The Bold and the Beautiful The Bold and the Beautiful will celebrate its 25th Anniversary in March, and another member of the CBS Daytime family is going to join in the celebration.

The Price is Right will air a special "Bold and the Beautiful 25th Anniversary" themed show on the day of the anniversary, Friday, March 23, 2012. Texas Battle (Marcus) and Kristolyn Lloyd (Dayzee) are scheduled to appear and an exclusive B&B showcase will be presented.

Since the game show tapes weeks in advance, the B&B anniversary episode will tape at CBS Television City, home to both shows, on Monday, March 12 at 4:10 p.m., and Southern California fans of B&B can be a part of it. Anyone interested in attending that taping should contact On Camera Audiences for tickets at 818-295-2700 or go to their website at www.on-camera-audiences.com. Make sure to say you want to go to the B&B Show! (Feb 27, 2012)

The Bold and the Beautiful THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL is going to celebrate its 25th anniversary in March. But with the show taping weeks in advance, that episode was already taped on February 9, and the folks from the show shared a few tidbits from the day via Twitter.

Ronn Moss (Ridge) shared photos of him with his on-screen partner, Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) and of "the crew" - him with Katherine, John McCook (Eric), Susan Flannery (Stephanie) and Winsor Harmon (Thorne), while Katherine shared a photo of the show's 4 remaining original cast members (herself, Moss, McCook and Flannery). Adam Gregory (Thomas) added a montage of pictures from the day, including the cover of the episode script.

From the photos, we see that Ridge, Brooke, Eric, Stephanie and Thorne are all present for the occasion, and it's been revealed that Lesli Kay will reprise the role of Felicia for the episode. So what's the big Forrester family gathering about this time?

Now that the folks from B&B have whetted your appetites, tune in on Friday, March 23, to see how this silver anniverary celebration all comes together. (Feb 12, 2012)

Johnson and Godfrey THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL recently announced a casting call for a twenty-something year old actress to play a refined, outspoken and spunky Ivy League graduate who comes from money and was raised on the east coast. Now that role has been cast, and B&B is bringing back an original cast member to introduce the newcomer.

TV Guide reports that Joanna Johnson is returning to B&B on Tuesday, March 27 to reprise the role of Karen Spencer, Bill's sister. Longtime fans will recall that Johnson was an original cast member on B&B as Caroline Spencer, playing the role from the show's first episode until Caroline tragically passed in 1990. A year later, Johnson returned to the show as Caroline's twin sister Karen, who had been kidnapped as an infant and reunited with her father as an adult. Johnson played Karen from 1991-1995 and then reprised the role, first for a handful of episodes paving the way for the introduction of her brother Bill in 2009 and then later for several episodes in the summer of 2011.

The big surprise, according to TV Guide, is that Karen won't be coming to L.A. alone this time. She'll be bringing along her never-before-seen, or even mentioned, daughter Caroline Spencer, named after Karen's late twin. Linsey Godfrey will play Caroline, a design student looking to land a job at Forrester Creations, with her mom bringing her to L.A. for the interview. Viewers will meet Caroline for the first time, but the characters on B&B will already know her, and When Caroline settles in, she'll accept an offer to live in one of Stephanie's guest houses on the grounds of the Forrester mansion.

Godfrey is new to daytime, but she has appeared in prime time and cable on shows like WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE, SUITE LIFE ON DECK, CSI: MIAMI and ONE TREE HILL.

Adding to the buzz about the new character is a statement by a B&B rep to TV Guide's Michael Logan that Caroline "is not related by blood to anyone on B&B, which makes her available to all the show's young men." That begs the question, what about her Uncle Bill and Cousin Liam?

Tune in on March 27 to meet the latest member of the Spencer clan. (Feb 12, 2012)

Don Diamont Don Diamont (Bill) returns to the official BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL web site's interview show, Bold Chat Live, on Tuesday, February 14th at 11:00 a.m. PST. The man who brings "Dollar Bill Spencer" to life will talk to fans and answer questions for a special Valentine’s Day edition of Bold Chat Live - and who better to be the guest that day than the man who plays the hunky communications magnate? Log on to www.boldandbeautiful.com to view the chat on the 14th. (Feb 12, 2012)

Who Is She? Soap Opera Digest reports that THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL is seeking an actress to play the new role of Candace. The casting call describes the role as, "Leading lady. 19 to 24. African American or mixed race. A model. Beautiful. Smart. Not afraid to go after what she wants. At least 5'6" tall. Recurring, possible contract." (Feb 12, 2012)

Jack Wagner On the heels of the recent announcements that Brandon Beemer (Owen) was dropped to recurring status and Lesley-Anne Down (Jackie) did not have her contract renewed comes word that Jack Wagner (Nick) is now off contract.

A statement on the actor's Wagner World website on Thursday stated:

We have just learned that Jack Wagner's option on his two year contract has not been picked up with The Bold and the Beautiful. We do not know if he will be leaving the show or staying on recurring basis, but with his lack of storyline in recent years, we highly doubt we will be seeing much more of Nick Marone. With Leslie-Anne Down's [sic] contract also not renewed and Brandon Beemer's move to recurring, it looks like the ship has sailed on the Morone [sic] clan.

Wagner signed a new contract with the show in September, but soap contracts work in cycles where the producers have the option to opt out at the end of a cycle.

What will the future hold for Wagner? As the message states, recurring status is the possibility, but there may be other opportunities. Some have suggested Wagner might land back at General Hospital as Frisco Jones, since that show has been bringing back fan favorites from the 80s. Stay tuned for more news when it's available. (Feb 05, 2012)

Jacqui Mac video It was quite a week for Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) this week. First, the multi-talented Jacqueline added to her list of talents, which already includes acting and spinning discs as a deejay, by releasing her first music video.

Billed as Jacqui Mac, Wood released the video for her first single. "After Hours," and you can check it out below.

  
  

AFTER HOURS will be available on iTunes soon.

Next, Jacqui talked with Internet radio host Na'Vell Lee on his Buzzworthy Radio show about B&B, her music and more. To listen to the interview, click here. (Feb 05, 2012)

Betty White wins SAG Award ALUMNI ALERT: Congratulations to Betty White (ex-Ann Douglas), who won her second straight Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series on January 29. The actress, who recently turned 90, again won for her role on the comedy series Hot in Cleveland. (Feb 05, 2012)

Alley Mills Alley Mills (Pam) dishes to TV Guide about her current story, where Pam is helping rival fashion house Jackie M stay solvent by stealing designs from her family's fashion house, Forrester Creations.

When TV Guide asked about Pam's reaction when she's busted for her misdeeds, Mills responds:

This could take her to a very dark place. It never occurred to her that she'd get caught. She doesn't have anybody left in her life. No friends. No men. This is bad.

In addition, Mills also spills that she's heard from on-screen mom Betty White (whose character, Ann Douglas, passed on-screen in 2009) about a possible reprisal of her B&B role:

Betty White told me they've asked her to return to the show even though her character is dead. I don't know how they can do that. She'll probably be haunting Pam in the mirror.

Click here to read the full interview. (Jan 29, 2012)

Lesley-Anne Down Actress Lesley-Anne Down (Jackie) has been taken off contract at The Bold and the Beautiful. A blurb added to Lesley-Anne's web site on January 26 announced that B&B has chosen not to renew her contract, hinting at some future upcoming work that she is not yet ready to reveal. The note at the site reads:

Bradley Bell has decided not to renew Lesley-Anne Down's contract on B&B. Lesley-Anne wants all of you to know how special and important you all are to her. Your continued effort and support of Lesley-Anne is so appreciated by her. When one door closes another one opens. This thankfully has been the case in this instance. We will let you know what it is when the time is right.

This news comes on the heels of the recent announcment that Lesley-Anne's on-screen romantic partner, Brandon Beemer (Owen) was taken off-contract and dropped to recurring status. A show source told CBS Soaps in Depth that Lesley-Anne will also remain with B&B on a recurring basis. The actress also tweeted via her Twitter account:

I want u all 2 b calm and happy. I care 4 u 2 much. I will have news in a couple of weeks not 4 bb but life changes. Not our friendship xoxo

Obviously, something is in the works, and the actress will announce it when the time is right. However it turns out, on B&B or elsewhere, the World of B&B wishes Lesley-Anne the best, and we look forward to hearing her news when she is ready to share it. (Jan 29, 2012)

Bells raise funds for Obama The Bold and the Beautiful's executive producer/head writer and his lovely wife will be opening up their home to a pair of February fundraisers to support the President of the United States' bid for reelection.

The Hollywood Reporter (THR) web site reports that actor Will Ferrell and his wife Viveca Paulin will co-host a $35,800-per-person dinner at the Holmby Hills estate of Bradley and Colleen Bell on February 15. Event organizers are also working on a line-up of musical acts to perform on the lawn of the Bells' house for earlier in the day. Those tickets start at $250 per person.

Bradley Bell is the executive producer and head writer of The Bold and the Beautiful, a soap opera co-created by his parents, William and Lee Phillip Bell, in 1987. (The elder Bells also created The Young and the Restless.) Bell's wife Colleen is a writer who recently joined B&B's prodcution staff as well as one of Obama's top Hollywood "bundlers."

To find out more about the events, click here to read the article at THR's site. (Jan 29, 2012)

Jennifer Gareis The stork will be paying a visit to Jennifer Gareis (Donna): CBS Soaps In Depth has learned that Jen and her husband Bobby Ghassemieh are expecting their second child at the end of June. "It's a girl," the actress revealed. Jennifer and Bobby have a 20-month-old son, Gavin.

Gareis is still waiting to hear how her pregnancy will be addressed on screen on B&B.

Congratulations to Jennifer and Bobby on the new addition to their family! (Jan 29, 2012)
 
 

Smith talks B&B role and more With Hillary B. Smith starting work on Bold & Beautiful in late January for a first airdate as Dr. Stacy Burton on March 8, the actress spoke to TV LINE about her new role and shared some thoughts on the recently canceled One Life to Live.

Regarding her choice to join the B&B cast after OLTL was canceled, Smith shared:

To be perfectly honest, what drew me to this role was the opportunity to work with [executive producer] Brad Bell… and that’s basically it. [Laughs] I also have a lot of friends that work on Bold and the Beautiful and [CBS sister soap] Young and the Restless, but I just have a great admiration for the Bell family and a great respect for Brad and what he does, and that for me was enough. I could have gone on that show as a janitor and I would have been happy to have the experience to work with him. [Laughs]

As for what Dr. Stacy will be doing when she arrives on our screens, Smith added:

Brad called and gave me a little thumbnail sketch of who I’d be working with and what I’d be doing. I’m going to be working very closely with a contract player and helping them deal with a crisis, so that works for me.

Click here to read the full interview. (Jan 29, 2012)

Gina Rodriguez at Sundance Gina Rodriguez has been thrown into the thick of things with her role as Forrester's newest intern, Beverly. But in addition to her recurring role on the soap, the actress has been getting a lot of buzz for her starring role in the film Filly Brown, which just debuted at the Sundance Film Festival.

Could the actress be the next Michelle Rodriguez? Check out this interview with the actress to find out.
 
 

The Young Hollywood Network seems to think highly of Gina. Did B&B get a rising star for their recurring part? And will big screen stardom lead Gina away from the world of the Forresters? Only time will tell, but the World of B&B wishes the actress luck as she pursues her dream. (Jan 29, 2012)

Ashley Jones Ashley Jones returns as Bridget, interacting with Jackie and Owen, for a February sweeps story. Jones appears on the show on February 28 and 29.

Aside from these two B&B appearances, the actress has other work to keep her busy, since she just accepted a role in a guest arc on the ABC prime time series PRIVATE PRACTICE. Jones told CBS Soaps in Depth that she's excited about the part, which she accepted without even reading a script.

Jones also told CBS Soaps in Depth that she'd love to come back to B&B for more appearances as Bridget beyond the two in February. "If and when [B&B Executive Producer & Head Writer Bradley Bell is] ready to write more for the character, I'll probably be here at B&B a little more. I love coming to work here," she said. (Jan 22, 2012)

Locklear and Wagner Jack Wagner (Nick) and Heather Locklear broke off their engagement in November, 2011, with Wagner attributing the breakup in the press to the inability to blend their two families. But they learned this week that an encounter in December will bring them into a hearing conducted by the Los Angeles City Attorney.

TMZ reported on Thursday that the LAPD has prepared a file on the fight between the couple that occurred in late December at Jack's San Fernando Valley home.

Police were called to the home after a heated argument between the couple allegedly got physical, with one law enforcement source saying, "She lost it on him and he retaliated." Neither Jack nor Heather wanted to press charges, but police were required to file a report with the City Attorney for review, and now the L.A. prosecutors will hold an informal meeting by the end of the month to decide if misdemeanor charges should be filed against either party or if the matter should be dropped. (Jan 22, 2012)

43rd NAACP Image Awardsball The NAACP today announced the nominees for their 43rd NAACP Image Awards; the awards celebrate outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in television, music, literature, film, writing & directing, as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.

Two actors and one actress from THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (B&B) were nominated for awards in the Daytime Drama series categories for their work on the show. Aaron D. Spears, who plays Spencer Publications vice president Justin Barber, and Texas Battle, who plays Marcus Forrester, Donna Logan's son (by Justin) and Eric Forrester's adoptive son, were nominated in the category of Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series. Yvette Freeman, who plays L.A. physician Dr. Lewis, was nominated in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series.

This marks the third nomination for Battle (nominated in 2009 and 2010) and the second nomination for Spears and Freeman (both nominated in 2011). With these three nominations, B&B has accumulated a total of 14 nominations in the daytime drama categories. In 1993, the late William J. Bell was nominated, and won, in the category of Outstanding Daytime Drama Series. Other acting nominees in the category of Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series were Usher (1999) for his role as Raymond; Antonio Sabato, Jr. (2005 and 2006) for his role as Dante Damiano; Mykel Shannon Jenkins (2008) for his role as Charlie Baker; Dan Martin (2009) for his role as Lt. Baker; and Rodney Saulsberry (2011) for his role as Anthony.

Here is the full slate of nominees in the Daytime Drama categories this year:

Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series
Aaron D. Spears (Justin, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL)
Bryton James (Devon, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS)
Emerson Brooks (Erica's captor, Ben on ALL MY CHILDREN)
James Reynolds (Abe, DAYS OF OUR LIVES)
Texas Battle (Marcus, B&B)

Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series
Christel Khalil (Lily, Y&R)
Julia Pace Mitchell (Sofia, Y&R)
Tatyana Ali (Roxanne, Y&R)
Tonya Lee Williams (Olivia, Y&R)
Yvette Freeman (Dr. Lewis, B&B)

Winners will be announced during the two-hour star-studded event, which will air live on Friday, February 17 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on NBC. (Jan 19, 2012)

Who is this girl?ball The younger set on The Bold & the Beautiful keeps growing. In addition to the likes of twenty-somethings Thomas, Steffy and Liam and late-teen queen Hope, CBS Soaps in Depth reports that the soap has issued a casting notice for a 22-year-old leading young lady to play a refined, outspoken and spunky Ivy League graduate. The description also says that the character comes from money and was raised on the East Coast. The contract role is due to start taping in early February.

How will this character be connected to the Forresters, Logans, Spencers and/or Marones? Is she tied to someone already on B&B's canvas? Stay tuned for more news. (Jan 18, 2012)

Gina Rodriguezball She only recently started on B&B in the recurring role of Beverly, Dayzee's pal from the shelter and Forrester Creations' newest intern. But CBS Soaps in Depth reports that actress Gina Rodriguez is making a splash outside the soap as well.

Rodriguez has the title role in Filly Brown, a film co-directed by Youssef Delara and Michael Olmos about a budding young hip-hop artist from Los Angeles whose chance at stardom via a shady producer may mean leaving her true friends behind. The film, also starring Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips and Jenni Rivera, debuts at the Sundance Film Festival this Friday, January 20, and Rogriguez is already generating buzz for her performance as Filly. To check out a short scene from the film featuring the actress, click here to go to deadline.com.

Soaps in Depth also found, via Deadline.com, that Rodriguez has signed a talent holding deal with ABC and ABC Studios to star in a pilot targeted for next season. While she has not yet been cast in a specific pilot, the networks and studios are still finalizing their pilot plans for the 2012-2013 season, so only time will tell what this deal holds for the young actress. (Jan 18, 2012)

Beemer and Conroyball Soaps In Depth has learned that Brandon Beemer and Zack Conroy have been taken off contract at The Bold and the Beautiful and dropped to recurring status.

Despite his popularity as half of the "Jowen" couple, Brandon Beemer (Owen) has been taken off contract. The hunk joined B&B in 2008 as the investigator who hunted down Marcus' bio-mom Donna, only to later link up with the Marone crowd in 2009. More recently, Jackie let Owen go so he could raise his son Logan with Bridget, although episodes last week hinted at a possible Jowen reunion that now might not happen.

In addition, Zack Conroy (Oliver) has also been taken off contract. Conroy joined the B&B cast in 2010 as Aggie Jones' brother and Whip's cousin who fell for Brooke's daughter Hope, but with Aggie and Whip both phased out and Hope linked to Liam, Oliver has recently done little more than day-player duty as the Forrester photographer and audio-visual guy.

A rep for B&B told the magazine that both actors would appear on recurring status as needed, including scenes with Owen, Jackie and Bridget (played by Ashley Jones) playing into a February Sweeps storyline next month. (Jan 18, 2012)

Hillary B. Smithball It was a sad day for soap opera fans when ONE LIFE TO LIVE ended its 43 year run on ABC on January 13. With the number of daytime dramas dwindling, it's always sad to see another get canceled, especially when one with the loyal following OLTL had among its fans. But at least one of that show's performers will find a new home on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL when Hillary B. Smith joins the cast in a brand new role.

Smith, who may be familiar to CBS soap fans from her role as Margo Montgomery Hughes on AS THE WORLD TURNS in the 1980s, joined the OLTL cast in 1992 as Nora Hanen Buchanan and won a Daytime Emmy© in the Outstanding Lead Actress category for the role in 1994. Now she's joining the B&B cast as Dr. Stacy, a sex therapist. B&B Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley P. Bell said in a statement on January 13, "Hillary is a formidable actress with a powerful screen presence. I look forward to collaborating on this new and dynamic character with her on The Bold and the Beautiful."

Who will need Dr. Stacy's services for some "sexual healing?" Tune in to find out and stay tuned for more details, B&B fans. (Jan 15, 2012)

Phyllis Dillerball In 1995, Phyllis Diller originated the role of Gladys, a makeup artist who helped a back-from-the-dead Taylor disguise herself as a woman named Carol and "The Volunteer" from the hospital who helped a blind Ridge recover after an accident. Gladys returned several times over the years, eventually getting a last name (Pope) and a new role as gal pal and partner in crime to Sally Spectra on some really bizarre capers.

Now word comes from B&B that the 94 year old comedienne is making a return appearance on the show, her first since 2004. Reports are that Gladys, who has a new job, will appear for two days in March as part of a romantic event timed to coincide with B&B's 25th anniversary. So what's the funny lady up to this time? Tune in in March to find out. (Jan 15, 2012)

Directors Guild of America Awardsball Congratulations to THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL's Cynthia J. Popp on her nomination for a Director's Guild of America (DGA) Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials in 2011. The DGA announced the nominees for their 64th annual awards, for outstanding directorial achievements in television in 2011, on January 10, 2012.

Popp, a Daytime Emmy© Award winning Director and Producer who has been with THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL in various roles since the show debuted in 1987, was nominated for the episode “Brooke Berry” that aired on April 29, 2011. In the episode, Brooke Logan Forrester (Katherine Kelly Lang) and her stepson Thomas Forrester (Adam Gregory), stranded on a desert island without food after a plane crash, partake of berries they find not realizing the berries contain a powerful hallucinogen that induces a psychedelic fantasy in their minds. This marks the second DGA nomination for Popp - her first was in 2010 - and the 14th for THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, which won in 1992 and 1995.

Other members of Popp’s nominated directorial team include Associate Directors Clyde A. Kaplan, Casey Kasprzyk, Steven A. Wacker and Catherine A. Sedwick; and Stage Managers Laura L. Yale, Douglas J. Hayden and Lisa M. Winthur-Huston.

Other nominees in the daytime serial category are Larry Carpenter for ONE LIFE TO LIVE; Casey Childs for ALL MY CHILDREN; Mike Denney for YOUNG AND RESTLESS; William Ludel for GENERAL HOSPITAL; Scott McKinsey for GH; and Angela Tessinari for AMC.

The winners will be announced at the 64th Annual DGA Awards Dinner, which will take place on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles, CA. (Jan 11, 2012)

Nick sings for Donnaball When Nick serenades Donna during open mic night at Dayzee's on January 10, 2012, he'll be singing an original song co-written by his portrayer, Jack Wagner. Wagner wrote “Will the Rain Fall Down”, with Jeff Pescetto, who has written, produced and/or performed songs for several movies and TV shows in the past.

This isn't the first time Wagner's soap role and musical career have overlapped. When he played Frisco Jones on General Hospital, Wagner scored a top 40 single in both real life and on the show in 1984 with "All I Need." Several other singles and albums followed. In 2004, a year after joining the B&B cast, Wagner started contributing music that he performed as Nick on the show, starting with Nick and Brooke's theme at the time, "Going Back Again." Nick continued to write music for the ladies in his life, Brooke, Felicia and Bridget. In 2005, Wagner released the CD "Dancing in the Moonlight," featuring music he had performed on B&B and other songs.

The studio version of “Will the Rain Fall Down” will be available on iTunes on Friday, January 6. (Jan 08, 2012)

Jack Wagner and Wayne Bradyball B&B has crossed over with game shows before. Bob Barker and his beauties from THE PRICE IS RIGHT appeared on the show several years ago, and Barker's successor, Drew Carey, also appeared when Donna and Pam went on the popular game show. Pam is satisfying her game show craving again... but this time, she's going on LET'S MAKE A DEAL, and she is bringing Nick with her to join in the fun.

Look for DEAL host Wayne Brady, model Tiffany Coyne and announcer Jonathan Mangum to appear in the episode when it airs on Wednesday, January 18. Coyne also appears as herself the previous day, on Tuesday, Janaury 17.

And in a case of real life mirroring reel life, Nick's portrayer, Jack Wagner, appears on Let's Make A Deal on Friday, January 20. (Jan 04, 2012)

A Martinezball The doctor is in the house again. A Martinez, who played Bill's doctor friend Dr. Ramon Montgomery in early 2011 as part of the Amber/baby story, returns to B&B for several episodes starting January 13. What does Bill need his physician buddy for this time? Tune in to find out. (Dec 19, 2011)

ball After filming on location in Fall, 2010, at the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles, CA to shed light on the plight of the homeless, B&B is again mixing reel life and real life in their stories. This time, B&B is focusing on foster teens who are "aged out" of the system in an episode set to air on December 14. Actors Susan Flannery (Stephanie), Kim Matula (Hope), Kristolyn Lloyd (Dayzee) and Gina Rodriguez (Beverly) appear in character in the episode, which was filmed at Pathways, a transitional home run by United Friends Of The Children in Whittier, CA. Pathways residents and alumni Lydia P. Alexander, Liz Alvarez, Torhon Barnes, Tremale Berger, Rionnisha Bryant, Sarah Dugas, Sara Garcia Salas, Demontray Hankins, Coty Travis Jones, Nathaniel Martin, LaQuieta Owens, Alan Radtke, Brittenie Richardson and Chasity Stigers also appear. (Dec 01, 2011)

ball After going on location in the early fall to Aspen, Colorado, B&B has hit the road again. This time, the show filmed scenes in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, during the week of November 28. Scott Clifton (Liam), Kim Matula (Hope) and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) who traveled rting January 13. What does Bill need his physician buddy for this time? Tune in to find out. (Dec 19, 2011)

ball After filming on location in Fall, 2010, at the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles, CA to shed light on the plight of the homeless, B&B is again mixing reel life and real life in their stories. This time, B&B is focusing on foster teens who are "aged out" of the system in an episode set to air on December 14. Actors Susan Flannery (Stephanie), Kim Matula (Hope), Kristolyn Lloyd (Dayzee) and Gina Rodriguez (Beverly) appear in character in the episode, which was filmed at Pathways, a transitional home run by United Friends Of The Children in Whittier, CA. Pathways residents and alumni Lydia P. Alexander, Liz Alvarez, Torhon Barnes, Tremale Berger, Rionnisha Bryant, Sarah Dugas, Sara Garcia Salas, Demontray Hankins, Coty Travis Jones, Nathaniel Martin, LaQuieta Owens, Alan Radtke, Brittenie Richardson and Chasity Stigers also appear. (Dec 01, 2011)

ball After going on location in the early fall to Aspen, Colorado, B&B has hit the road again. This time, the show filmed scenes in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, during the week of November 28. Scott Clifton (Liam), Kim Matula (Hope) and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) who traveled to Aspen in September, again got to travel for this remote shoot and were joined by Adam Gregory (Thomas). Look for the Mexico episodes to air in late December. (Nov 28, 2011)

ball The lives of the Forresters, Logans, Spencers and Marones are filled with drama on-screen on The Bold and the Beautiful. But one B&B actor recently experienced some real life drama of his own. As reported by Soap Opera Digest, JACK WAGNER (Nick), was recently reunited with a daughter who was given up for adoption nearly a quarter of a decade ago.

On November 17, Wagner (who played Frisco Jones on General Hospital) performed in a concert on a Florida cruise ship with fellow GH alum Rick Springfield (ex-Noah). While they were backstage, Wagner was approached by a 23 year old young woman named Kerry who revealed that she's his daughter whom he'd given up for adoption in the late '80s. When Kerry showed him a photo of her biological mother, Wagner recognized the woman. The next night, Wagner invited Kerry on stage with him and revealed to the audience that he'd been with her mother years ago and learned nine months later that she was pregnant with his child and giving the baby up for adoption. Kerry was raised in a foster home, but had hired a private investigator to find her biological parents.

Wagner also has two sons with ex-wife Kristina Wagner (ex-Felicia, GH), Peter, 21 and Harrison, 16. (Nov 23, 2011)

Lesli Kayball CBS Soaps in Depth reports that LESLI KAY is reprising the role of Felicia again in time to celebrate Christmas. Will Felicia be surprised at the family drama in the house of Forrester? Stay tuned to find out… (Nov 20, 2011)

Bold and Beautifulball Bradley Bell, Executive Producer and Head Writer of The Bold and the Beautiful, announced today that Emmy Award winning writer Michele Val Jean has joined his show’s writing team.

In a statement, Bell said, “I am pleased to announce that Michele Val Jean will be joining our writing team. With her vast wealth of knowledge, experience, and creativity, Michele is sure to be a significant addition to THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL.”

Val Jean has worked on the writing team of General Hospital for the past 18 years. In that capacity, she was part of a writing team that was nominated for multiple Daytime Emmy and Writers Guild of America awards, including 4 Emmy wins and 3 WGA award wins for Outstanding Writing in a Daytime Drama. Prior to General Hospital, she wrote for SANTA BARBARA as well as for Generations and the prime time series Jake and the Fatman.

The World of B&B welcomes Michele to the B&B writing team and looks forward to seeing her work in the months ahead. (Oct 20, 2011)

Gina Rodriguezball When Dayzee Leigh (then just known by her first name) appeared on the canvas of The Bold & The Beautiful last fall as part of Stephanie’s cancer story, we learned a small bit about her past. We met a few of the homeless folks she helped on the streets as well as the folks at the mission where she “worked her magic.” Now viewers might learn some more when a new recurring character appears in November.

CBS Soaps In Depth reports that actress Gina Rodriguez has been cast in the recurring role of Beverly, a friend of Dayzee’s from the shelter. The actress started filming on October 18 and will first air on November 30.

A graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and a member of the Atlantic Theatre Company/Experimental Theatre Company, Rodriguez also has a background as a dancer, with 11 years experience. In addition to appearing on TV in several small roles, including a recurring role on ARMY WIVES as Marisol Evans and a recent guest spot on the ABC sitcom HAPPY ENDINGS, she appeared in a handful of films, and she was nominated earlier in 2011 for an Imagen Award nominee for Best Supporting Actress in the hip-hop dance flick “Go For It!”

The World of B&B welcomes Ms. Rodriguez to the canvas and wishes her luck in her role on the show. (Oct 19, 2011)

Princess Theodoraball TV Guide’s Michael Logan reports that Her Royal Highness Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark will appear on the daytime drama on Monday, December 5 as Alison, personal secretary to Bill Spencer (Don Diamont). With both Forrester and Jackie M preparing to stage major fashion shows on the same day, Alison gives Dollar Bill valuable information on Forrester that he can use to his advantage.

Princess Theodora is the daughter of the former King Constantine II of Greece, and his wife, Anne-Marie of Denmark. In addition to being recognized as one of the world’s most eligible royals by Forbes magazine in 2008, the Princess also studied acting in the United States, receiving a BA in theater arts at Brown University. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she has landed some acting roles under the name Theodora Greece. She also has a role in The Big Valley, the upcoming big screen reboot of the classic TV western.

Around the same time, look for some other figures from sports and entertainment to have small roles on B&B. Former National Hockey League sensation Marty McSorley, known as a top enforcer on the ice, will appear – in a fitting role – as the head of security for Forrester Creations on December 5. Nicole Fox, winner of America’s Next Top Model’s thirteenth season, will appear as a Forrester model on December 1, 6 and 7.

Also, look for a few of B&B’s familiar recurring faces to show up. With the Forresters putting on a fashion show, it’s no surprise that Todd McKee is back as tennis pro turned FC jack of all trades Jake Maclaine on December 5. And with Forrester and Jackie M getting busy, look for Ashley Jones to make another appearance as Bridget on Thursday, December 8. (Oct 18, 2011)

Duffy and Hagmanball Actor Patrick Duffy has come and go from B&B over the last five years since assuming the recurring role of Stephen Logan, father to Brooke and her sisters. But long before he was on B&B, the actor was best known for his role in the prime time soap opera Dallas, playing “good son” Bobby Ewing opposite his scheming brother J.R. (Larry Hagman) in all but one season of the show’s long run.

Earlier this year, cable network TNT announced a continuation of the saga of the Ewing family in a new Dallas series, starting in Summer, 2012, with Hagman, Duffy and Linda Gray (JR’s ex-wife Sue Ellen, also ex-Priscilla, B&B) reprising their roles. Filming began this week on the new series, on location in Dallas.

Duffy will obviously be spending time in the show’s title city as production ramps up for the Summer, 2012 debut. But B&B reps have stated that the actor remains a recurring member of the B&B cast as Stephen, so the return to the iconic role does not mean Stephen will be completely missing from B&B.

To view TNT’s press release about the new Dallas, check out this post at WE LOVE SOAPS.

Rachel Reillyball Whether you loved her, hated her or loved to hate her, RACHEL REILLY was one of the more colorful houseguests in 2010's BIG BROTHER 12. After a "showmance" with fellow houseguest Brendon Villegas turned into a real life romance, Reilly and Villegas also found themselves appearing several times on B&B as Bikini Beach waitress Rachel and bartender Brendon. And then this summer, Reilly and Villegas returned to Big Brother for season 13 - and this time, Reilly won!

While making plans to get married, Rachel and Brendon are also making a return to B&B. Look for them to again be doing their jobs at Bikini Beach, sharing scenes with Amber on October 28 and 31. (Sep 25, 2011)

Jack Wagnerball Fans of Nick Marone will be pleased to know that Nick's portrayer, JACK WAGNER, has signed a new contract to continue on B&B. (Sep 15, 2011)
ball In other Jack Wagner news, the actor will serve as Grand Marshal for the second consecutive year at The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) LIGHT THE NIGHT Walk in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, October 1. LIGHT THE NIGHT WALK is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's annual fundraising walk to pay tribute and bring hope to people battling cancer. Over the past six years, Jack has raised more than one million dollars for LLS.

Click here to view the Wagner World Light the Night Walk page and find out how you can help the cause by making a donation in Jack's honor.(Sep 15, 2011)

Big Brother 13's Cassi Colvinball The Bold and the Beautiful, known as B&B for short, has in the past brought on cast members from another "BB" show - CBS' Big Brother - in minor roles. The latest Big Brother houseguest to appear on the show is Big Brother 13's CASSI COLVIN. The first houseguest to be evicted in her season, Colvin returned to the Big Brother house for the show's finale on September 14 and then taped an appearance on B&B the following day in a role that was not much of a stretch for her. A runway model in real life, Colvin will play a Forrester model named Cassi who takes part in the latest Hope for the Future campaign.

Look for Colvin to appear on screen in mid to late October. (Sep 15, 2011)

Ashley Jonesball ASHLEY JONES returns as Bridget Forrester for several episodes starting October 18. The actress went to recurring status earlier this year, but was eager for the chance to revisit her B&B family, especially with Bridget absent through the drama in her family on-screen.

Jones taped her scenes during the week of September 12 and tweeted that she was done for now, but hopes for more B&B work soon. The World of B&B wants to see more Bridget, too, so hopefully we'll be seeing more of her beyond these shows.(Sep 12, 2011)

Ronn Mossball RONN MOSS (Ridge) will be performing with his band PLAYER at the Treasure Coast Music Festival in Vero Beach, Florida September 23 – 25. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here to visit the festival web site. (Sep 12, 2011)

Jake Pavelkaball JAKE PAVELKA, who appeared on ABC's THE BACHELOR, DANCING WITH THE STARS and BACHELOR PAD, will return to B&B to reprise his role as the Forrester pilot.

The day after leaving BACHELOR PAD, the reality-star (and real life pilot) tweeted, "We will see you very soon on daytime's "The Bold and the Beautiful."

A rep for B&B confirmed that Pavelka was scheduled to be on set on September 1 and 2 to tape scenes to air Thursday, October 6, and Tuesday, October 11. On Friday, September 02, Jake tweeted a photo from the set of him with Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy). (Sep 04, 2011)

Sean Kanan, The Modern Gentlemanball ALUMNI ALERT: Years ago, SEAN KANAN brought bad boy Deacon Sharpe to life in B&B's Los Angeles, getting mixed up with the likes of Amber, Bridget, Brooke, Macy and Jackie. Today, Sean is still playing bad boy Deacon on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, but he's also showing a different side of himself as an author in his new book, The Modern Gentleman: Cooking And Entertaining With Sean Kanan. In the book, available starting Tuesday, September 13, Sean gives his fellow men all kinds of advice in dating, cooking and even sexting in today's world.

While still appearing on Y&R, Sean will also be launching a book tour to promote his book, starting with stops in New York City on September 15 and Los Angeles on September 22.

For information about the book and the tour, click here to visit Sean's official site for the tome. (Sep 04, 2011)

Ashley Tesoro (nee Cafagna)ball ALUMNI ALERT: Remember Kimberly Fairchild, Macy's younger half-sister and Amber's one time rival for Rick? With the original young adult Rick, Jacob Young, returning as Rick in September, a rumor started that Kimberly would be coming back, too. But rumors crop up all the time, so no one knew if it was true until Soaps.Com spoke to ASHLEY TESORO - formerly known as Ashley Lyn Cafagna - who played Kimberly from 1998-2001.

Ashley told the web site:

I've been in contact with Brad Bell and nothing is set in stone, but he has put the possibility out there that Kimberley might return to the show to once again rival Amber Moore.

To read more about Ashley's thoughts on a return to B&B, what she's been up to since leaving the show and her career as a country and gospel singer, read the full interview with Ashley at Soaps.Com. (Sep 04, 2011)

ball The Bold and the Beautiful hosted a fan gathering on August 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. PST at the Universal Sheraton Hotel in Los Angeles. Fans had the chance to meet their favorite actors, take pictures with them, and collect autographs.

For fans who couldn't attend, B&B streamed the event live from their their official web site. To watch the video, or to see other live chats with B&B stars, tune in to Bold Chat Live at the official B&B site.(Updated: Aug 29, 2011)

Winsor Harmon Despite uncredited online rumors that he was being replaced by his predecessor, WINSOR HARMON remains B&B's Thorne. a B&B rep tells CBS Soaps in Depth "Winsor is such a big part of the B&B family, and he's actually got some really good story coming up." (Aug 28, 2011)

Congratulations to a pair of B&B stars on their recent engagements:

Jack WagnerPeople Magazine reported that JACK WAGNER (Nick) is engaged to his longtime girlfriend (and former Melrose Place co-star) Heather Locklear. On August 3, the actress was spotted wearing a 6-carat diamond ring while she and Wagner were vacationing in London. This will be the third marriage for Locklear, who was wed to rockers Tommy Lee from 1986-93 and then Richie Sambora from 1994-2007, and the second for Wagner, who was married to his former General Hospital co-star Kristina Wagner from 1993-2006.

Heather TomHEATHER TOM (Katie) recently told CBS Soaps in Depth that she and her boyfriend of almost 15 years, musician James Achor, will tie the knot in mid-September and honeymoon in the Polynesian paradise Bora Bora.

Congratulations to the happy couples! (Aug 28, 2011)

ball The next B&B star to appear on B&B's BOLD CHAT LIVE webcast will be TEXAS BATTLE (Marcus). On Wednesday, August 24th at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, Texas will join host Casey Kasprzyk to talk about his work on and off B&B. Look for Texas to talk about Marcus fathering Amber's baby and Marcus and Dayzee's budding relationship, and he'll also talk about his part on the new MTV Series DEATH VALLEY.

DEATH VALLEY premieres on MTV on August 29. Texas took time off B&B earlier this year to film this part (while Marcus was busy at Forrester International on the show). The series follows the Undead Task Force, a newly-formed division of the LAPD, documentary-style as they capture the monsters that roam the streets. Texas plays a rookie member of the squad named John-John who helps keeps the peace among the supernatural forces at large.

Check out the trailer for the show below, and go to MTV's web site for more information about Death Valley. (Aug 21, 2011)


ball JOHN McCOOK (Eric) tells CBS Soaps in Depth that he has signed a new three year contract with B&B. He tells the magazine, "I'm very glad about that, because a lot of actors my age are taken off contract and become recurring,"

Although he has been on the back-burner for some time, McCook hopes the return to B&B of Jacob Young as Rick (see below) will mean more screentime for Eric. (Aug 21, 2011)

ball JACOB YOUNG returns to THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. The actor, who originated the role of teenage Rick Forrester from 1997-99, reveals to TV Guide's Michael Logan that he will return to B&B as Rick now that his current soap, ALL MY CHILDREN, has been canceled. Young's first airdate as Rick is September 26. For more information, check out the interview with Young here. (Aug 16, 2011)

Kristolyn Lloyd Aside from bringing Dayzee to life on B&B, Kristolyn Lloyd will be busy off-screen with some live performances in the Los Angeles area.

Kristolyn is one of the performers in For The Record – Coen Brothers, one of a series of shows with a rotating cast, featuring live performances of film soundtracks at the Vermont Kitchen and Bar in Los Angeles. Performers in these shows act out scenes and sing songs from the featured director's movies in the restaurant's Barre room while guests enjoy dinner. Lloyd will perform approximately once a weekend, singing Dionne Warwick's "Do You Know The Way To San Jose?" (featured in the Coen Brother’s movie Fargo, among others).

For The Record - Coen Brothers is scheduled to run Thursdays through Saturdays until September 24. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit The Show at Barre web site. To find out Kristolyn's schedule, check her Facebook fan page for updates!

Kristolyn will also appear in an L.A. production of the musical HAIRSPRAY for a three day run at The Hollywood Bowl on August 5, 6 and 7. The cast includes Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur, who appeared in the original Broadway production, as well as other notable performers like Drew Carey, Corbin Bleu, Nick Jonas and John Stamos. Kristolyn plays one of “The Dynamites” alongside two other members who performed on Broadway. For more information and tickets call (323) 850-2000 or visit www.hollywoodbowl.com. (Jul 24, 2011)

Don Diamont Look for Don Diamont (Bill) to be the latest star of The Bold and the Beautiful to live tweet during an episode of the show. The actor will live tweet during the east coast airing of B&B (1:30ET/10:30PT) on on Monday, August 1, answering questions and commenting on what's happening on the air. For details, follow @BandB_CBS on Twitter or check out the Live Tweet page at the Bold & Beautiful site at cbs.com. (Jul 24, 2011)

B&B Other soaps have done it, and now it's B&B's turn! On September 7, The Bold and the Beautiful will start broadcasting in high definition. "That will take our show to a whole new look and level," executive producer and head writer Bradley Bell tells TV Guide Magazine. Bell feels that globally, shows need to air in high-def now, so the move makes sense with B&B's huge international audience.

Bell also told the magazine that he's scripting a fashion show and some unique location footage to kick off the new look.

Welcome to the high-def world, B&B! (Jul 21, 2011)

ball JOANNA JOHNSON returns to B&B as Karen Spencer for four episodes starting July 22. Karen, who runs the New York office of Spencer Publications, was last seen in November, 2009 for her brother's wedding to Katie. Check out Spoilers & Rumors in B&B Bulletins to find out what brings Karen back to L.A. this time.

ball MARIE OSMOND is coming to B&B. On the red carpet at the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, the entertainer gave an interview, along with B&B's Adam Gregory (Thomas), to Entertainment Tonight that revealed she would be appearing on B&B "sometime this year." The scenes have not yet been taped, so stay tuned for more details. (Jun 20, 2011)

ballCongratulations to THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIUFL for their wins in the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards! The 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy® Awards were held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, June 17, 2011, and the 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards were held on Sunday, June 19, 2011 at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel. B&B took home 6 Emmys total out of 14 nominations:

Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Directing Team (tied with YOUNG & RESTLESS)
Outstanding Supporting Actress: Heather Tom (Katie Logan Spencer)
Outstanding Younger Actor: Scott Clifton (Liam Spencer)
Outstanding Achievement in Makeup For A Drama Series: Key Makeup Artist: Christine Lai-Johnson; Makeup Artists: Melissa Sandora, Allyson Carey, Jackie Brubaker
Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction And Composition For A Drama Series: Composers: David Kurtz, Jack Allocco, Bradley P. Bell; Music Coordinator: Lothar Struff

The win for Outstanding Drama Series was B&B's 3rd win, after winning the award the past two years. (Jun 20, 2011)

The Bold and the Beautiful picked up the International TV Audience Award in the Telenovelas/Soap Opera category on Friday, June 10 at the 6th annual Monte-Carlo TV Festival; the festival honors programs that gathered the highest number of viewers globally in 2010 across five continents in three categories: Drama TV Series, Comedy TV Series and Telenovelas/Soap Operas.

Accepting for The Bold and the Beautiful were Heather Tom (Katie) and Patrick Duffy (Stephen). The nominees were pre-selected from the fifteen best performing foreign fiction programs in 67 countries – a market of almost 3 billion potential viewers.

Congratulations to The Bold and the Beautiful for their 6th straight win! (Jun 12, 2011)

CBS.com will host Tweet Week the week of June 13, where a different star from a CBS Daytime show will tweet LIVE on Twitter each day during the East Coast airing of his/her respective show. Ronn Moss (Ridge) and Scott Clifton (Liam) will be representing The Bold and the Beautiful on Monday and Friday, respectively, tweeting throughout the show and answering fans' questions. See below for scheduled tweet times for the week:

Monday, 6/13- Ronn Moss (Ridge Forrester, B&B)
1:30 p.m. ET/ 10:30 a.m. PT

Tuesday, 6/14- Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin, Y&R)
12:30 p.m. ET/ 9:30 a.m. PT

Wednesday, 6/15- Christel Khalil (Lily Winters, Y&R)
12:30 p.m. ET/ 9:30 a.m. PT

Thursday, 6/16- Mike Richards (Executive Producer, The Price is Right)
11:00 a.m. ET/ 8:00 a.m. PT

Friday, 6/17- Scott Clifton (Liam Spencer, B&B)
1:30 p.m. ET/ 10:30 a.m. PT (Jun 12, 2011)

Terry Pheto South African actress and model TERRY PHETO has joined THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL cast in the recurring role of a heart surgeon. She began taping on Monday, June 13.

No firm details have been disclosed, although one blogger from Pheto's hometown blogged that she would be sharing "screen time with B&B icons like Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang), Ridge (Ronn Moss) and Taylor (Hunter Tylo)."

B&B is an extremely popular soap in South Africa, so the soap sought to cast a native actress from the country to cater to that audience. Pheto has appeared on numerous magazine covers and is a former face of L'Oreal Paris, and she also played the role of Miriam in the 2006 Oscar-winning best foreign language film, Tsotsi. "This is the opportunity of a lifetime and I look forward to sharing the screen with my soapie heroes Katherine Kelly Lang and Susan Flannery, while sinking my thespian teeth into a challenging role," Pheto told South African reporters. Local audiences are thrilled to have her on the show, even though her scenes won't even hit the screens in her country until 2012. (June 08, 2011)

The Bold and the Beautiful was honored on April 28 by receiving the first ever PRISM LUNGevity Award for its storyline on lung cancer. The Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC) annually presents the PRISM Awards for outstanding accomplishments in the accurate depiction of drug, alcohol and tobacco use and addiction, as well as mental health issues, in film, television, interactive, comic book, music, and DVD entertainment. (May 07, 2011)

THE OFFICIAL B&B FAN CLUB LUNCHEON was held in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, August 29, 2009. And I have all my photos edited and posted here. I also have lots of photos of B&B stars past and present at the Daytime Emmmy red carpet - and a few after, too - and you can check those out here.

You can still click here to check out my photos and features from the 2007 fan events, and you can click here to check out my photos from the 2005 event. (Aug 31, 2009)

The latest casting change at B&B involves RICK HEARST (Whip). Soaps In Depth has learned that Hearst -- who returned to the cast as a contract player in August 2009 after originating the role in 2002 -- will officially be moved to recurring status beginning Friday, June 17. (May 23, 2011)

Many Owen (and Jowen) fans have noticed that BRANDON BEEMER has not been on a lot lately as Owen. CBS Soaps in Depth hears from a source that the actor's contract is up in August, and while Beemer doesn't have a new deal pending, he would love to stay on at the show. (May 23, 2011)

R.J. has been off-camera, mentioned but not seen, since the summer of 2009. But according to reports, B&B plans to recast the role.

Unlike his sister Hope, who was aged to 17 years old when Kim Matula took on the role in 2010, R.J. will not be aged via Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome (aka SORAS). The new R.J. will be 8 years old, and B&B reportedly is looking for a brunet child actor to fill the role.

Ridge Perkett last played R.J. from 2007-2009. (Mar 14, 2011)

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL received 14 nominations for the 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards in the following categories:

Outstanding Drama Series: Bradley P. Bell, Executive Producer; Rhonda Friedman, Supervising Producer; Ron Weaver, Senior Producer; Adam Dusevoir, Coordinating Producer; Edward Scott, Producer, Cynthia J. Popp, Producer, Casey Kasprzyk, Producer. This marks the sixth nomination for B&B in this category, with two previous wins in 2009 and 2010.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester). This marks Flannery's ninth nomination in this category with four previous wins in 1975 (DOOL), 2000, 2002 and 2003.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Heather Tom (Katie Logan). This marks Tom's 13th nomination for a Daytime Emmy® with two previous wins in 1993 and 1999 in the Outstanding Younger Actress category for her work on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS.

Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series: Scott Clifton (Liam Cooper, aka William Spencer, III). This marks Clifton's fifth nomination in this category.

Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team: Michael Stich, Deveney Kelly, Cynthia J. Popp and Jennifer Howard, Directors; Steven A. Wacker, Clyde Kaplan, and Catherine Sedwick, Associate Directors; Laura Yale and Douglas Jon Hayden, Stage Managers and Lori Staffier, Production Assistant. This marks the sixth nomination for B&B in this category.

Outstanding Drama Series Writing: Bradley P. Bell, Head Writer; Kay Alden, Co-Head Writer; Michael Minnis, Co-Head Writer; Tracey Ann Kelly, Patrick Mulcahey, Rex M. Best, John F. Smith, Adam Dusevoir and Shannon Bradley, Writers. This marks the eighth nomination for Bradley P. Bell and the B&B writing team in this category with one previous win in 2010.

New Approaches – Daytime Entertainment: “The Clarence Update” – Bradley P. Bell, Executive Producer; Casey Kasprzyk, Producer and Director; Brad Sanders, Writer and Performer. This is a new category and the first nomination for B&B.

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design for a Drama Series: Jack Forrestel, Production Designer; Fabrice Kenwood, Art Director; Elsa Zamparelli, Set Decorator; Charlotte Garnell Scheide, Set Decorator. This marks the 19th nomination for B&B in this category, with five previous wins in 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994.

Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling for a Drama Series: Michelle L. Arvizo, Key Hairstylist; Audrey Soto, Adriana Lucio and Romaine Markus-Myers, Hairstylists. This marks the 9th nomination for B&B in this category, with four previous wins in 1996, 1998, 2009 and 2010.

Outstanding Achievement in Makeup for a Drama Series: Christine Lai-Johnson, Key Makeup Artist; Melissa Sandora, Allyson Carey and Jackie Brubaker, Makeup Artists. This marks the 13th nomination for B&B in this category, with one previous win in 1993.

Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series: Lothar Struff, Music Supervisor; Bradley P. Bell, Jack Allocco and David Kurtz, Composers. This marks the third nomination for B&B in this category with one previous win in 2010.

Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design for a Drama Series: Birgit Muller, Costume Designer. This marks the 15th nomination for B&B in this category with six previous wins in 1991, 1992, 1993, 2004, 2005 and 2006.

Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing for a Drama Series: Zoe Edgerton, Jonathon Smilowitz, Brian Bagwell and Jim Friesen, Editors. This marks the 12th nomination for B&B in this category with four previous wins in 1994, 1995, 1997 and 2008.

Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control for a Drama Series: Jim Dray, Technical Director; Tom Luth, Ed Nelson, Ted Morales and Gordon Sweeney, Camera Operators; Scha Jani and Roberto Bosio, Video Control. This marks the eighth nomination for B&B in this category with four previous wins in 1988, 1989, 1996 and 2003.

Click here for the list of nominees from all daytime shows.

The 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards will be telecast on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 19, 2011 from the Las Vegas Hilton. (May 11, 2011)

The Bold and the Beautiful has received its 6th consecutive nomination for the Monte Carlo Television Festival’s International TV Audience Awards in the “Telenovela/ Soap Opera” category. Winning this award for the last five years, with an estimated 35 million daily viewers in over 100 countries, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL remains the most watched series in the world, in its genre.

The 6th Annual TV Audience Awards will honor the programs that gathered the highest number of viewers worldwide in 2010 across five continents. The nominees were pre-selected among the 15 best-performing foreign fiction programs in 67 countries. The winners will be presented at the 51st Monte Carlo Television Festival Awards on Friday, June 10, 2011, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.

Cast members Patrick Duffy (“Stephen Logan”) and Heather Tom (“Katie Logan”) will attend the festival in the Principality of Monaco as guests of H.S.H. Prince Albert II from June 6-10, 2011. The two actors are set to attend the awards ceremony on June 10th.

The Monte Carlo Television Festival (www.tvfestival.com) is hosted under the Honorary Presidency of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, and includes press events, a jury competition and awards, premiere screenings, glamorous receptions and parties hosted by the major networks and studios. More than 200 journalists and many major creative forces in the industry from around the world will be present. (May 07, 2011)

B&B confirmed this week that SARAH JOY BROWN (Aggie) has been dropped to recurring status.

Speculation started about the actress' status when previews of the new opening credits (which debuted on air on February 21) showed that she was not included. Early previews had several actors missing, but then the final version debuted on air without Sarah/Aggie. Some time after, B&B confirmed that the actress was now recurring. A rep for the show reports that the actress will continue to appear on a recurring basis.
(Feb 27, 2011)

B&B debuted a new opening sequence in the current episodes, airing in the US and Canada, on Monday, February 21. The new sequence uses computer animation to display images of the B&B cast in a fashion show created on a virtual soundstage. Check out the preview of the new opening, and some background on how it was created, at TV Guide Online. (Feb 20, 2011)

ball Soap Opera Digest reports that KYLE LOWDER, who has played Rick Forrester since 2007, has parted ways with B&B.

The actor told the magazine, "Brad [Bell, executive producer/head writer] called this morning and said he felt terrible that they haven't been able to generate enough story for the character. He felt it was in everybody's best interest that we go in different directions. From my standpoint, it's an amicable situation. Obviously, it's their choice, but at the same time, the story has been slow for over a year-and-a-half, and like any professional in any line of work would do, you prepare yourself for the next step. So, it wasn't a surprise that it was going to happen, but it was handled in the most respectful way and I have huge respect for Brad. I had a great four years there and I thank him for the opportunity. And now, onto the next thing."

The World of B&B thanks Kyle for his tenure as Rick and wishes him the best in his future projects. (Jan 28, 2011)

ball TV Guide’s Michael Logan reports that veteran soap opera actor A Martinez is coming to The Bold & The Beautiful for a short-term role. His episodes will air in February. The Emmy-winning actor is probably best known in the soap world for his tenure as the heroic Cruz Castillo on Santa Barbara, but he also has also appeared on General Hospital and One Life to Live as well in prime-time on the series L.A. Law.

Martinez will play Dr. Ramon Montgomery, a close friend and personal physician to Bill Spencer (Don Diamont), who has a big mess on his hands. With Amber (Adrienne Frantz) claiming that Bill’s son Liam (Scott Clifton) is her baby daddy, Bill wants Ramon to conduct an independent paternity test to find out if Amber is telling the truth.

Martinez so far is set to appear for only four episodes, starting February 9. However, B&B Executive Producer and Head Writer Brad Bell told TV Guide that he hopes there will be more to come, if things work out.

The World of B&B looks forward to seeing Mr. Martinez on our screens in February. (Jan 11, 2011)

Williamsball Tonya Lee Williams, who originated the role of Dr. Olivia Barber Hastings Winters on B&B’s sister soap, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, in 1990, is paying a visit to THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. TV Guide’s Michael Logan reports that the Y&R character will visit L.A. on February 1 and 2 to be part of a special event in the life of her first cousin, B&B’s Justin Barber (played by Aaron D. Spears).

Many fans speculated that Justin might be related to Olivia and her family when he first appeared on B&B in August, 2009, since his last name of Barber was the maiden name of Olivia and her presumed dead sister Drucilla. But that was never confirmed – until now. Williams tells the magazine:

Apparently [B&B exec producer] Brad Bell had this idea back when he named Aaron’s character — he just didn’t let any of us know about it. We’re just actors. Who knows what goes on behind the veil of Oz?

B&B is keeping mum about the details of the special event that brings Olivia to L.A., but they tell Logan that it’s a B&B first. (Jan 07, 2011)

Joostenball As previously reported, Desperate Housewives actress Kathryn Joosten will appear as herself in Episode 6000 of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, scheduled to air on February 7. The actress, who beat lung cancer in 2001 and 2009, will be one of several lung cancer survivors who join current lung cancer patient Stephanie Forrester to form an online lung cancer support group. Joosten spoke with TV Guide’s Michael Logan about the episode and her part in the drama.

TV Guide Magazine: That’s often the way the daytime soaps handle this stuff — now you see it, now you don’t. But B&B has really proven its commitment to following Stephanie’s story.

Joosten: There’s a real stigma attached to all this. Lung cancer today is thought of like AIDS was in the ’80s — it’s considered the disease you gave yourself. Basically the public is saying, “You did it to yourself. You’re not gonna live. So what do you want us to do about it?” People only got serious about AIDS when it shifted to the heterosexual population. But B&B is really getting the truth out there — they’re actually listening to what cancer patients have to say — and that’s thrilling. And this is a very successful soap around the world so the potential here is huge.

To read the full interview, including comments from Joosten about Nick Marone’s part in the episode, click here. (Jan 05, 2011)

ball Daniel McVicar, who portrayed B&B’s Clarke Garrison on and off since the show’s first year on the air, has suffered a tragedy. CBS Soaps in Depth reports that the actor’s son Thomas Henry, nicknamed Hank, died in an automobile accident on January 3.

The actor issued the following statement to the magazine:

We are deeply saddened to say that my son, Hank McVicar, died in an automobile accident in the early morning on January 3, 2011, in Los Angeles, California. He was alone in the vehicle, lost control in the rain, and struck a pole and a tree, and was pronounced dead on the scene.

McVicar, last seen on B&B in 2009, has been living and working in Italy, but he plans to return to the United States to grieve with his family.

Hank McVicar was born on Feburary 14, 1988, so he was just shy of his 23rd birthday when he passed.

The World of B&B offers our condolences to Dan and the McVicar family. (Jan 04, 2011)

ball Texas Battle, who plays “Marcus” on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, has landed a gig on a new MTV series that starts filming in January, 2011. But fans of the actor shouldn’t fear that this will mean an exit for Marcus on B&B. The actor tells Soap Opera Digest that he will continue to appear on B&B while doing the MTV series.

The MTV series, DEATH VALLEY, casts Battle as an agent for the Undead Task Force who protects the world from zombies, werewolves and vampires. 12 episodes will be filmed starting in January, for airing in May or June. But the series films in the Los Angeles area, so Battle can continue to appear on B&B as well.

Texas tells SOD, “B&B is my home. When I do other things, I’ll tell people, ‘I’m appearing on this or that,’ but I’m on B&B. That’s my main thing, that I always come back to.” The actor also points out that Marcus has lots to do in early 2011 between his budding romance with Dayzee and his biological parents, Donna and Justin, becoming close.

“It’s a good time for me on B&B,” Battle states. (Dec 30, 2010)

ballAs previously reported, Kristolyn Lloyd has attained contract status on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, effective today.

The actress first appeared on B&B on October 7, 2010 on a recurring basis as the young homeless woman who worked her “magic” in Skid Row and inspired Stephanie Forrester to seek treatment for her cancer. Since then, she has continued to appear in that vein, but B&B Executive Producer and Head Writer felt it was time to move the character forward.

“Kristolyn is a gifted young actress and I’m happy to have her as a permanent member of the B&B family,” said Bell. “As we moved forward in telling the story of the plight of the homeless, I realized that the character of ‘Dayzee’ had so much more to offer and needed to stick around to make sure that everyone kept their ‘new set of glasses’ on!”

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Lloyd graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Drama. She soon began booking roles in stage productions such as “Romeo and Juliet”, “As You Like It”, “Slide Glide the Slippery Slope”, “Hamlet”, “Hello Again”, “Urinetown”, and “Once on this Island”, a Reprise Theater Company production. She most recently starred in the Hollywood Bowl production of “Rent”, directed by Neil Patrick Harris.

Her television credits include an appearance on the hit drama ER, starring alongside one of Lloyd’s acting idols, Angela Bassett.

The World of B&B congratulates Kristolyn on her new status, and we look forward to seeing more of Dayzee’s story unfold. (Dec 20, 2010)

Joostenball B&B is again looking to mix real life with real life when they celebrate their 6000th episode, which will air in February.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Kathryn Joosten, best known as Karen McCluskey on DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and Mrs. Landingham on THE WEST WING, will play herself in a B&B story arc involving Stephanie that centers on lung cancer. Nick Marone (Jack Wagner) will also be part of the arc. In B&B's 6000th episode, Stephanie, who is currently fighting lung cancer, meets real-life lung cancer patients and survivors one-by-one in her home to hear their stories Joosten, a two-time lung cancer survivor, is among the visitors to the Forrester mansion who share their stories with Stephanie.

The actress has a connection to B&B that helped lead to her inclusion in the anniversary episode. Her DESPERATE HOUSEWIFE character's husband is played by Orson Bean, who is married to B&B's Alley Mills (Pam).

The episode tapes Dec. 17 and will air on Feb. 7. (Dec 07, 2010)

ball Two actors from B&B's past will make return appearances on the show in the month of December.

McKeeTodd McKee, who played Jake Maclaine from 1990-92 and then recurred on occasion since 2007, is back on the show on December 13. Jake was originally a tennis pro who was linked to Felicia, Donna and Macy, but he left town after his affair with Macy ended. Starting with the story of Stephanie's shooting in 2007, Jake returned as a "jack of all trades" at Forrester, doing technical and production work for fashion shows and media presentations, and he last appeared setting up the Men's Line showing that ended with Thomas kissing Brooke. There is no word on what brings him back this time, but it's likely that it's somehow tied to a presentation at Forrester. Tune in on the 13th to see.

CainMick Cain, who played CJ Garrison and off from 1997-2004 and 2007, returns to the soap on December 21 and 22 to conduct some business with Stephanie involving his Insomnia Cafe. The actor was pleasantly surprised to get the invitation to come back and told CBS Soaps In Depth that, "It's funny -- every time I think I've seen the last of C.J., [executive producer and headwriter Bradley Bell] gives me a call with a little something for me. It's such a cool thing to jump back in there and see everyone." (Dec 07, 2010)

Bold and the Beautifulball With several soaps being canceled the last few years, word of a daytime drama staying on the air is always good news. Just last week, CBS and Sony announced a 3-year renewal for THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS that will keep that show on the air through the 2013-2014 season. A few days after, entertainment web site DEADLINE.COM reported that CBS was close to signing a deal to renew B&B for another 2 years, keeping the show on through the 2012-2013 season. (Dec 07, 2010)

Pavelkaball Jake Pavelka, known to audiences from ABC's THE BACHELOR and THE BACHELORETTE, will guest on an upcoming episode of B&B. A former pilot for Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Pavelka first appeared as a contestant in Season 5 THE BACHELORETTE and later starred on Season 14 of THE BACHELOR. He also appeared on DANCING WITH THE STARS in the spring 2010 season.

Having done some acting since his stint on ABC's reality shows, Pavelka will now play the pilot of a private jet carrying Brooke and Thomas to Paris on B&B. His episode is currently scheduled to air on Friday, January 14. (Nov 12, 2010)

Andrea Evansball As if Amber wasn't enough, B&B is about to get some MORE Moore on the canvas - as in Tawny Moore, Amber's mom.

TV Guide reports that ANDREA EVANS, who previously played Amber's mother on B&B from 1999-2000, is returning to the show for four episodes beginning December 29. In keeping with her previous appearances, Tawny will come to L.A. after losing her job and trailer in Furnace Creek, hoping to get a financial helping hand from her "rich" daughter. Of course, she doesn't know that Amber recently got canned as Jackie M's lead designer.

Tawny was last seen on B&B in 2000, at the wedding of her niece Becky to CJ Garrison. Evans also reprised the role for one day in 2010 on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS when Tawny showed up in Genoa City to find her meal ticket, the late Becky's son Eric, only to discover that Amber had already left town with the boy.

The four episode stint will leave the door open for Evans to possibly return to B&B as Tawny later, a B&B rep told TV Guide. (Nov 09, 2010)

Ashley Jones and Kristolyn Lloyd Soap Opera Digest has learned that ASHLEY JONES (Bridget) is going on recurring status beginning in December. Jones has played the part of Brooke's daughter since late 2004. Meanwhile, newcomer KRISTOLYN LLOYD (Dayzee), who has been recurring, will be upped to contract status in December. (Oct 29, 2010)

ELVERA ROUSSEL, who played Guiding Light's Hope from 1979-83, is appearing on B&B as a nurse on November 16 and 17. The actress kind of has a connection with another B&B star. Hope's son on GL, Alan-Michael, was portrayed at one time by Rick Hearst, now B&B's Whip, although Roussel and Hearst never shared screen time on the soap. (Oct 29, 2010)

The Bold and the Beautiful B&B fans can now voice their opinions in choosing the Ultimate Fan Moment at B&B's official site, www.boldandbeautiful.com! The B&B Web site team has reviewed the past 24 years of scandals, catfights, weddings, and fashion shows and those wonderful moments will compete head to head in an online fan battle. Each week, two new classic moments will be posted in the B&B Bracket. Log on, watch the video clips, and vote HERE! The winning Ultimate Fan Moment will be announced the day episode 6,000 airs (approximately the first week of February). (Oct 29, 2010)

Rick Hearst RICK HEARST (Whip) branches out into prime time when he appears as a guest star on the November 8 episode of the ABC series Castle.

In the episode "Murder Most Fowl," the actor plays wealthy anesthesiologist Elliot Lefcourt, who gets involved in Beckett and Castle's investigation into his wife and her previous marriage. Is Elliot hiding something from Castle and Beckett? Tune in to find out.

Castle airs on ABC on Monday nights at 10 PM/9 Central & Mountain. Check local listings for exact time and station in your area. (Oct 31, 2010)

Jacqueline Macinnes Woodball JACQUELINE MACINNES WOOD has been stirring things up as Steffy on B&B lately. But now she will be appearing on the big screen as well, since she has landed a starring role in the latest Final Destination installment and is currently off the soap while filming in Toronto.

A B&B spokesperson states that Macinnes Wood has pre-taped scenes as Steffy, so there will be no need to write the character off while the actress is filming the movie. Jacqueline will return to the B&B set in December.

Congratulations to Jacqui on landing this role. (Sep 20, 2010)

ball WINSOR HARMON (Thorne) is helping out for a pair of good causes.

Winsor will participate for the second consecutive year in Eva Longoria-Parker’s “Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup,” whose mission it is to make a difference in the lives of children, thereby making an invaluable investment in our future, community and our world. Their hope is that through the funds their events raise for the foundations and hospitals they support, we will all become a step closer to one day finding a cure for cancer. This event is designed for participants who share a passion for exotic cars, exclusive access to Celebrities and raising funds for an incredible cause! Winsor will be participating in the “Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup” in Toronto on September 24th - 25th, 2010 and in Los Angeles on October 22nd – 23rd, 2010. For more information on how you can support the cause, visit the Rally for Kids web site.

Winsor will also participate in the 8th Annual Celebrity ProAm JAYO Invitational Volleyball Tournament benefitting inner-city children and “Adopt a Shark”, which will raise funds and awareness for the plight of sharks in our world’s oceans. Winsor will be joined by a team of celebrity and pro-volleyball athletes at this event. Saturday, October 2nd: 10 a.m. kids clinic and 12:00 Noon tournament. Rainbow Lagoon, Long Beach, California. Cost to play is $50 per person or $795 per corporate team. $25 suggested donation to attend and watch the tournament. For more information on how to purchase tickets and obtain the list of celebrities and athletes attending, visit the Jayo Invitational web site. (Sep 20, 2010)

Lesli Kayball LESLI KAY returns to B&B as Felicia Forrester on October 18 and 19. B&B fans will remember that Kay, who took on the role of Eric and Stephanie's youngest child in 2005, accepted an opportunity in 2009 (with B&B's blessing) to reprise her role of Molly on AS THE WORLD TURNS. While there were plans for her to do both shows, she spent most of her time on the NY based ATWT, and Felicia has been off-camera on B&B since late 2009.

ATWT ended its 50+ year run on September 17, 2010, and fans have been wondering if Kay would return as Felicia. There's been lots of speculation, but now it's happening. Welcome back, Lesli. We'll be watching when you hit our screen in October! (Sep 17, 2010)

Rachel and Brendon from Big Brother 12 Contestants from the CBS summer series BIG BROTHER have appeared on B&B in the past in small parts following the conclusion of their seasons. After season 5, winner Drew Daniel played a reporter who peppered then-Spectra president Thorne about his rivalry with "big brother" Ridge. And following 2009's season 11, winner Jordan Lloyd and her showmance mate, Jeff Schroeder appeared in a flashback scene where they crowned Donna as prom queen and raved that her "big brother" Storm would be proud. Season 12 just wrapped, and jury members/showmance mates RACHEL REILLY and BRENDON VILLEGAS taped a B&B appearance on September 20.

The couple, nicknamed Brenchel by their fans, will appear on October 25 and 26 as a waitress and bartender at Bikini Beach who interact with Liam (Scott Clifton), Hope (Kim Matula), Bill (Don Diamont), Katie (Heather Tom), and Amber (Adrienne Frantz). (Updated Sep 26, 2010)

JACK WAGNER (Nick) has experience with blood cancer in his family. He lost his father in 1990 to multiple myeloma and in 1999 his brother Dennis was diagnosed with leukemia. As a result, the actor has worked for years to support The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) and their efforts in fighting all forms of blood cancer. Each year, Wagner hosts the Jack Wagner Celebrity Golf Classic benefiting LLS.

On Saturday, October 2nd, LLS will be holding its annual Light the Night Walk in Griffith Park. More than 2,500 survivors and their loved ones will gather to offer help and hope to the millions of people living with blood cancer and to pay tribute to the many that have lost their battle with this terrible disease. Wagner will be there as well. For information how you can help, click here. (Sep 12, 2010)

Stars from B&B will appear at the 7th Annual EVENING WITH THE STARS gala on Saturday, October 9, 2010, benefiting the Desi Geestman Foundation. Tickets are $100 per person for the event, to be held at the The Gilmore Adobe (at The Farmers Market), 6301 W. Third Street, Los Angeles, California 90036. For information on how to purchase tickets, click here.

B&B stars slated to appear include Brandon Beemer (Owen), Don Diamont (Bill), Ronn Moss (Ridge) and Heather Tom (Katie). Other guests may be added. Check the web site for more information.

The Mission of the Desi Geestman Foundation is to improve the quality of life for children suffering from cancer and their families. The foundation provides environments of support that alleviate emotional and economic trauma. DGF is named in honor of Desi Geestman, a brave twelve year old girl who fought a courageous battle with Neuroblastoma at The City of Hope. Desi expressed her wish to help other cancer patients and their families which is how DGF came to life. (Sep 12, 2010)

ALUMNI ALERTS:

MACKENZIE MAUZY (ex-Phoebe) will be co-starring with Travis Tritt in a new film called, "Fishers of Men." Mauzy will be playing Maggie Maloye while Tritt takes on the part of Eddie Waters. Tritt also contributes a song for the film's soundtrack. Fred Ward ("The Right Stuff"), twins Alex and Graham Miller ("Desperate Housewives") and Daniel Samonas ("Entourage") have also been confirmed for the cast. Filming begins in Bainbridge, GA on September 13 and is expected to wrap up in about a month.

JENNIFER FINNIGAN (ex-Bridget) co-stars in the new ABC sitcom BETTER WITH YOU, premiering on Wednesday, September 22. Finnigan plays Maddie, who has been with her boyfriend Ben for nine years. When Maddie's sister Mia (Joanna Garcia) meets a new guy who turns out to be The One, it shakes up Maddie and Ben's relationship and has an unexpected effect on Maddie and Mia's parents. (Sep 12, 2010)

Hunter Tylo HUNTER TYLO (Taylor) once again has legal woes. According to the TMZ web site, the actress had a joint lawsuit filed against her on August 27 in Los Angeles Superior Court by her manager, Marv Dauer; a security firm, The Centurion Group; and The Law Offices of Lon B. Isaacson. The parties allege that they are still owed money from when they worked for Tylo. A rep for the actress could not be reached by TMZ. (Aug 29, 2010)

Two B&B actors are appearing in the New York/New Jersey area in October. BRANDON BEEMER (Owen Knight) and RICK HEARST (Whip Jones) will appear on Saturday, October 23 at 2 PM for a meet and greet and autograph signing at The Brokerage Entertainment Club, 2797 Merrick Road in Bellmore NY. Tickets are $73. For more info and reservations call (516) 785-8655 or click HERE.

On Sunday, October 24 they will be at Uncle Vinnie's Comedy Club at Ferrara’s Ristorante located at 520 Arnold Avenue in Point Pleasant, NJ from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $65.00. For more info call (732) 899-3900 or click HERE. (Aug 29, 2010)

Ronn Weaver B&B Senior Producer RON WEAVER has written a novel, Soul Mate, which is garnering worldwide attention. While the novel is not connected to B&B directly, it had its origins in a project related to the soap. Ron, who has been with B&B since the very beginning in various producer roles, originally set out to write some diary pages of a 17 year old Ridge for the B&B web site. By the time he got to page 2, the story evolved into the story of a teenage boy, Lance Van Arden, and his teacher and it became a work of its own.

You can find out more about the book at www.SoulMateTheNovel.com. Quotes from some of B&B’s stars are in the Reviews section and you can read preview chapters.

There will be a book signing event at Barnes & Noble at The Grove next door to CBS Television City on September 16 at 7 pm. Many of B&B’s current and former cast members are scheduled to attend. Lesley-Anne Down, Ronn Moss, Lesli Kay, and Joseph Mascolo will read some excerpts from the book. (Aug 29, 2010)

Adam Gregoryball Drew Tyler Bell may have taken home an Emmy for his work on B&B as Thomas Forrester in 2009 at the 37th Daytime Emmy Awards in June, but that did not cement his status on B&B. TV Guide's Michael Logan reported today that former 90210 player ADAM GREGORY is replacing Bell in the role of Ridge's oldest child.

Gregory, who played Ty Collins on 90210, is set to start taping in the next few days and will first air on Sept 22. Bell will make his final appearance as Thomas on August 27.

Gregory's arrival as Thomas comes at an emotional time for the character. To find out more about what's in store for Thomas, check out the SPOILERS AND RUMORS section in B&B Bulletins. (Aug 17, 2010)

Ed Scottball B&B is making a behind the scenes move in their production staff and acquiring a daytime veteran producer in the process. Highly regarded show runner ED SCOTT, former executive producer of The Young and the Restless and co-executive producer of Days of Our Lives, is joining the B&B production staff according to TV GUIDE MAGAZINE. Scott will replace supervising producer Rhonda Friedman who, after 11 years in the B&B production booth, will be working more closely with B&B Executive Producer Brad Bell in a managerial position.

Congratulations to Ed on his new position with B&B and to Rhonda for her new duties with the show. (Aug 17, 2010)

Christopher Knightball CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, known to sitcom fans as Peter Brady from the BRADY BUNCH TV series, will appear on B&B on Wednesday, Sept. 15 as a pediatrician. Who's kid will this pediatrician be treating? Check out SPOILERS AND RUMORS in B&B Bulletins to find out. (Aug 17, 2010)

Although a recent report said that LESLI KAY will return as Felicia in September, the actress tells CBS Soaps in Depth that it's not a done deal yet.

In the summer of 2009, the actress was dropped to recurring status on B&B so she could reprise her role as Molly on AS THE WORLD TURNS. ATWT wrapped production last month, with the final episode set to air in September, so Kay is now available to return to B&B. But in her last conversation with B&B head writer and executive producer Brad Bell, Kay found that Bell was waiting since the summer stories would revolve around the younger characters. And while the arrival of autumn might change things, Kay explains that, "there's been no contract signed and no money [discussed]."

"I'll go where the first thing comes up," the actress tells the magazine, "and it might not even be daytime." But the World of B&B would love to see Lesli back in the mix of things in B&B's L.A. and hopes it happens. (Aug 02, 2010)

REGINALD velJOHNSON, who played Carl Winslow on the sitcom FAMILY MATTERS and appeared in the movie DIE HARD with Bruce Willis, plays Ed on B&B starting late July. He will share scenes with Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) and Scott Clifton (Liam), and his first airdate is July 29. (Jul 18, 2010)

Matula, Castro and Conroy As previoulsy announced, Atlantic Records recording artist JASON CASTRO will appear on B&B in July. Castro, third runner-up on the seventh season of "American Idol," appears Thursday, July 29 and Friday, July 30 and will perform "Love Uncompromised" off his recently released self-titled debut album. He will appear in scenes with Kim Matula (Hope), Zack Conroy (Oliver) and Sarah Joy Brown (Aggie) as Oliver attempts to romance Hope back into his life after a terrible misunderstanding tore the two young lovers apart.

Castro's current single, "That's What I'm Here For," was heard in the July 15 episode of THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. (Jul 18, 2010)

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL has launched their first album of originally composed songs from the series on iTunes.

Appropriately titled "Music of Passion and Romance," the album consists of 22 songs originally composed by the Emmy®-Award winning music team of Jack Allocco, David Kurtz and Bradley P. Bell. The album has been in the works for well over a year and includes fan favorites as well as new titles that span from Season One to present.

The album is available for $9.99, for for $0.99 per individual song, at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/music-of-passion-and-romance/id378717006. (Jul 18, 2010)

A B&B insider tells Soap Opera Digest that LESLI KAY, who just wrapped her stint as Molly on the soon-to-be-canceled AS THE WORLD TURNS, will return to B&B as Felicia in September. "Kay will find a big story waiting," the magazine reports. (Jul 12, 2010)

Kimberly Matula If you're a fan of KIMBERLY MATULA (Hope), then check out the WB web series EXPOSED. Chase Jeffery stars in the series as Henry Dye, a college student haunted by a hidden past who tries to escape that past when his former associates are hot on his trail. Kimberly plays Gail Foxx, a fellow student who thinks Henry is the one for her and tries to probe into the mystery around him. The show also features All My Children alum Sara Jane Henriques as Henry's fiancee Alicia.

Check out the first episode below, and view additional episodes, extras and more at the Exposed web site. (Jun 20, 2010)


Jennifer Gareis Congratulations to JENNIFER GAREIS (Donna) and her husband Bobby Ghassemieh on the birth of their baby boy on June 11 at 7:33pm. The yet-to-be named boy weighed in at 9lbs and 8 ounces and is 22 inches long. (Jun 13, 2010)

Jason Castro ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY reports that American Idol alum JASON CASTRO will make an appearance on The Bold and The Beautiful in July. In an episode that he'll tape the week of June 14, Castro will play himself and sing "Love Uncompromised" — a track off his self-titled debut album — in a scene involving Hope (Kimberly Matula) and Oliver (Zack Conroy).

Castro is not the first Idol alumnus to appear on B&B, as Constantine Maroulis played Constantine on the show during the summer of 2007. (Jun 13, 2010)

Carey, Bergman and Duffy As previously announced, The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards will air on CBS on Sunday, June 27 (9:00-11:00 p.m., live ET/delayed PT). To celebrate the event, the daytime game show THE PRICE IS RIGHT, which airs as part of the CBS Daytime lineup, will have a special celebration episode two days prior.

THE PRICE IS RIGHT, with host Drew Carey, will air a special episode on Friday, June 25 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon, ET; 10:00-11:00 a.m., PT) featuring special appearances by PATRICK DUFFY (Stephen) from Emmy® nominated The Bold and the Beautiful, and 2010 Daytime Emmy® Nominee PETER BERGMAN (Jack) from Emmy® nominated The Young and the Restless. Duffy and Bergman will appear early in the show as part of a "one-bid," and then each actor will present their own showcase at the end of the show. The showcase winner will receive a trip to Las Vegas to attend the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards.

B&B fans should be sure to check out both the game show episode on the Daytime Emmys® when they air! (Jun 06, 2010)

Winsor Harmon WINSOR HARMON (Thorne) has been dropped to recurring status, per a report in Soap Opera Digest. The actor, who joined the cast in late 1996, has always been on-contract until now.

Will other actors be dropped to recurring status as well? Several soap magazines reported rumors that the cast would be trimmed, especially in light of the number of players added to the canvas in 2009 and early 2010. And with Adrienne Frantz rejoining the cast as Amber and Scott Clifton cast as Liam, an already large cast will grow even bigger unless cuts are made. A source told CBS Soaps in Depth that Harmon, Aaron D Spears (Justin) and Rick Hearst (Whip) might be cut, but there was no confirmation of any of those cuts until the Soap Opera Digest report about Harmon. (May 28, 2010)

Scott Clifton SCOTT CLIFTON's new character now has a name and a first air date has been announced. CBS Soaps in Depth reports that the actor began taping the week of 24-May and will make his first appearance on air as Liam Cooper on Monday, July 19. (May 28, 2010)

Scott Clifton Daytime Emmy Nominee SCOTT CLIFTON, who recently was written-off One Life to Live as Schuyler Joplin a few months back, is joining the cast of THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. His character has not yet been announced. The actor tested with Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy), but there is speculation he may be tied to Amber's return. Stay tuned for details. Scott will first air in July. (May 24, 2010)

Adrienne Frantz ADRIENNE FRANTZ (Amber) talked to soap columnist and blogger Michael Fairman about her return to B&B - a return that she says has been in the works since 2009. The actress told Fairman, "Brad Bell (exec prod, and head writer, B&B) and I have actually been talking about this for a year. And it was all in talks, and I knew everything that was happening. I knew I was going over to B&B right away, but I could not say anything to anyone. It was hush-hush. And, it was hard not to tell anybody, because I wanted to share my excitement with everyone." (May 24, 2010)

To read the whole interview, click here to visit Michael Fairman On-Air On Soaps. (May 24, 2010)

B&B Executive Producer/Head Writer BRAD BELL talked to Michael Fairman On-Air On-Soaps about B&B's Emmy nominations, Stephen and Pam's tryst, Betty White, being recognized by Guinness World Records and more. Click here to check it out. (May 24, 2010)

Lesley-Anne Down Chat with actress LESLEY-ANNE DOWN (Jackie) at her website, www.lesleyannedown.com , on Sunday June 13 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM PDT. You must be a registered user at the site to join the chat. Visit the site for details on how to register. (May 24, 2010)

B&B is recognized by Guinnessball Congratulations to THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL for being named "Most Popular Daytime TV Soap - Current" in the Guinness World Records®. An adjudicator from Guinness World Records® presented Emmy® Award-winning Executive Producer Bradley Bell and the cast with the certification of their record on the show's set on Stage 31 of CBS Television City. (May 19, 2010)

Adrienne Frantzball It's been rumored, and now it's confirmed: ADRIENNE FRANTZ is bringing Amber back home to THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. Frantz, who last aired on YOUNG AND RESTLESS on May 7, starts taping at B&B on May 18. She will first air on July 1.

When leaving Genoa City, her home for the last three and a half years, Amber was headed for California with her former "son" Eric (aka little D), who had trekked to the midwest to find her after being left behind in Furnace Creek by Amber's mom Tawny. Tawny had been collecting a paycheck to watch Eric from Eric's dad Deacon, who was arrested for his part in a complex art scam involving Amber, her husband Daniel Romalotti, Lauren Fenmore and Lauren's family by marriage.

What brings Amber back into the lives of the Forresters? Tune in on July 1 to find out. (May 17, 2010)

ball On Sunday, May 23, Sarah Joy Brown (Aggie), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy), Kimberly Matula (Hope), Alley Mills (Pam), Hunter Tylo (Taylor) and members of the staff and crew of THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL will join The San Fernando Valley/Santa Clarita Valley HABITAT for HUMANITY on a women’s empowerment build in Pacoima, California.

WE Build is a 3 day build meant to empower women to make a difference. Successful women in entertainment, science and technology, and other fields will work together on six homes in the city of Pacoima. These women will be working with community youth to encourage them to empower themselves and make a difference. Each day includes tours of the site, building homes, planting a garden to encourage self-sustainability, and keynote speakers. The San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valley Habitat for Humanity is unique in that they build communities, not individual homes. Therefore, participants are helping to better the lives of many in ways beyond simply providing an address. Please help sponsor The Bold and the Beautiful team by visiting http://humanityca.org/events/20/team/70 and making a donation. (May 17, 2010)

When she's not on B&B as Bridget, ASHLEY JONES has kept busy in prime time, appearing in season 2 of TRUE BLOOD and guesting in prime time shows like FLASH FORWARD and THE MENTALIST. Now she has appeared in a pilot for a series under consideration for the upcoming season.

THE ROCKFORD FILES, a remake of the popular 1970s series starring James Garner, stars Dermot Mulroney, Alan Tudyk and Beau Bridges in roles originated by Garner, Joe Santos and Noah Beery Jr., respectively. Jones appears in the pilot, which is being considered by NBC as a series. The pilot was written and produced by HOUSE creator David Shore, with Steve Carrell (THE OFFICE, THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN) as co-executive producer.

Will Ashley have another credit in prime time to add to her resume in addition to her work on B&B? Stay tuned, B&B fans. (May 03, 2010)

DON DIAMONT (Bill), HEATHER TOM (Katie) and BRANDON BEEMER (Owen) will join 8 other CBS soap stars at the KDKA-TV SOAP STAR SPECTACULAR at the Petersen Events Center on Sunday, June 13th to meet fans and raise money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Pittsburgh Affiliate. From 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. the stars will be on hand for a Q&A, to act out scenes from your favorite shows with the audience, and to talk about their most memorable moments on and off the set.

If you want even more than that, join the stars for the Pre-Show VIP Autograph Signing and Photo Session from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. where you can mix and mingle with all 11 actors. Every guest in attendance at the Pre-Show VIP Session will receive a color program featuring headshots of all the actors that can be personalized and autographed. This part of the exclusive event will only be open to 300 fans, so make sure you buy your tickets early!

For more information on all the stars who are attending, or to buy your tickets, visit celebrityeventsgroup.com or call 866-364-0330. (May 03, 2010)

ball We reported previously that WINSOR HARMON (Thorne) would climb Mont Ventoux in France this summer. Now comes word that HEATHER TOM (Katie) will be joining him. The two B&B actors will go the Southern French region of Provence this July to cycle up the famous Tour de France course to the top of Mont Ventoux. Winsor and Heather have been avid cyclists for many years, but this challenge, the most difficult part of the famed Tour de France, might be their greatest yet.

Fans will have the opportunity to meet both Winsor and Heather while they are in France this summer. On Saturday, July 3, 2010 there is a “women only” climb, at the first edition of The Queen of the Ventoux. That afternoon, fans are invited to attend an event with Winsor and Heather. All are welcome to participate in the event. For information on how to get tickets to the fan event and/or Queen of the Ventoux climb, and two nights full board in the official hotel, you can call +32 13 52 28 18, or email biking@detoerist.be. The price is 180 Euros.

Then on Sunday, July 4, 2010, Winsor and Heather will climb Mont Ventoux.

Winsor and Heather have both participated in several triathlons in the past few years. Heather recently won first place in the Female Celebrity category at the 2010 Nautica South Beach Triathlon in Miami. Belgian Tour de France winner, Lucien Van Impe (1976) will be coaching Winsor for the climb. (Apr 26, 2010)

ball A face from B&B's past turns up on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS this week as FIELD CATE assumes the role of Deacon's son Eric, aka Little D, on April 30. Amber is reportedly leaving Genoa City on May 07 (with rumors of a return to B&B). Can the appearance of her sort of son set-up her exit from Y&R? (Apr 26, 2010)

Award winning Latin musician DADDY YANKEE will appear in a five-episode story arc on B&B from Tuesday, June 1 to Monday, June 7, 2010. The episodes will tape in Los Angeles, California, at CBS Television City on April 20-22, 2010.

Among the new songs Yankee will perform in the episodes will be "Grito Mundial," which was chosen as an official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Also featured in the series will be the broadcast television premiere performance of the single, "Que Es La Que Hay," among others. (Apr 18, 2010)

B&B Related Prime Time Appearances:

  • Aaron Spears (Justin) appears on the ABC series CASTLE on Monday, April 19.
  • That same night, Molly McCook, daughter of John McCook (Eric), appears on 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU on the ABC Family cable channel.
  • On May 18, Molly does a guest spot on the Fox series GLEE when she sings a duet with Neal Patrick Harris.
  • Drew Tyler Bell (Thomas) guest stars as "Alex Contoursi" on the CBS series CSI: NY on Wednesday, May 5th in their episode entitled "Tales From the Undercard." (Apr 18, 2010)

JACK WAGNER (Nick) will host The 4th Annual Jack Wagner Celebrity Golf Classic, benefitting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at The Valencia Country Club in Valencia, CA. In addition to Wagner, the following celebrities are currently scheduled to play: Marcus Allen, Kenny Bob Davis, Vince Coleman, Kyle Lowder, Jack McGee, Sean McNabb, Jack McGee, Joe Pesci, Grant Show and Kevin Sorbo. More are being added each day. The schedule of events includes breakfast, a shotgun start, golf tournament, a Million Dollar Shoot Out, a cocktail reception, silent auction, awards dinner and a live auction.

Support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is a cause that is close to home for the B&B actor, who lost his father in 1990 to multiple myeloma and faced his brother Dennis beng diagnosed with leukemia in 1999. In 2007, Dennis received a complete bone marrow transplant and is still fighting a daily battle against complications associated with this procedure.

The event, which is sponsored in part by The Valencia Country Club, is not open to the public. All proceeds will go directly to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. (Apr 18, 2010)

ball The Banff Television Festival announced on April 12 that THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL is nominated for the 31st Rockie Awards, in the Soap Opera category. All the nominees were announced at the MIPTV broadcast and digital media conference taking place here this week. B&B's nomination comes for the series' submission of episodes 5697 and 5698, which aired on Friday, November 20, and Monday, November 23, 2009. These episodes, which explore the sensitive subject of dying with dignity, feature an all female cast, including Betty White as Ann and Susan Flannery and Alley Mills as her daughters, Stephanie and Pam.

The BANFF organizers designated 68 jury panels from over 30 countries around the world to select Rockie Award nominees in each of the 34 categories. There will be 5 separate award ceremonies for winners from each of these 34 categories, culminating in the Banff World Television Awards on June 15, 2010. (Apr 15, 2010)

ball Congratulations to HEATHER TOM (Katie). The actress competed in the 2010 Nautica South Beach Triathlon on April 11 and came in #1 in the Female Celebrity category. (Apr 15, 2010)

Adrienne Frantzball B&B fans remember when ADRIENNE FRANTZ was Amber on B&B. Then she moved to Genoa City and THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS in 2006 and has been there ever since. But reports say she might be on her way back to where Amber started on B&B.

Rumblings started when Frantz reportedly stated that she was leaving Y&R. A report in CBS Soaps in Depth stated that sources at Y&R claimed the actress was due to tape her last episode of Y&R in April. Once those reports came out, speculation began that Frantz might take Amber back to B&B, especially since B&B Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley Bell had said he would love to work with Frantz again given the opportunity.

On April 6, Frantz updated her Facebook status to say, "I will be going back to B&B!! I AM VERY HAPPY!" Some took that to be official word that Frantz was returning to B&B, but then the MSN Soaps Superfan blog spoke to a B&B rep and got some more information. The rep said that Frantz's return to B&B was in the works, but no contracts were signed yet. And until a contract was signed, Frantz's return was not official.

To add to the mystery, Soap Opera Digest reported in the April 20 issue that their source claimed Frantz, who also played Amber's twin April on B&B in 2003, might end up playing each sister on a different show.

Lots of reports are out there. But what's the final word? Stay tuned! (Apr 09, 2010)

Andrea Evansball And speaking of Amber, remember her mom Tawny, played by ANDREA EVANS? TV Guide Magazine reports that Evans will be bringing her B&B character to Y&R for one day on May 12 to interact with Amber and some other characters. Interestingly, Evans was on Y&R once before, playing Patty Williams from 1983-84. (That role is now played by Stacey Haiduk.)

Could Tawny's Y&R visit be connected to Amber's fate? Again, we don't know for sure. But stay tuned. (Apr 09, 2010)

Riker and Duffy The Logan parents are back on B&B, as PATRICK DUFFY and ROBIN RIKER return as Stephen and Beth for a limited run starting April 12. The Logans return this time when Stephen bears shocking news that will ultimately change the lives of both the Logan and Forrester families. (Apr 04, 2010)

Beau Davidson Want to know more about BEAU DAVIDSON, the country singer who performed at Whip and Taylor's wedding? The Memphis native who went to school in Chicago and lived briefly in L.A. now calls Nashville home while he pursues his musical career. For more details, check out his MySpace page or follow him on Twitter/A>. You can also read an interview with him on the Soap Opera Digest web site where he talks about his connections to B&B. (Apr 04, 2010)

ball WINSOR HARMON (Thorne) is an avid sports fan who is a fan of European bike racing, including the famous Tour de France. Last summer, he was very much impressed by the Mont Ventoux when the racers climbed the legendary mountain the day before ending the Tour in Paris. He decided to climb the most difficult mountain in France himself one day. That day is approaching, since he will do the climb on Sunday, July 04, 2010.

Check out this video of Winsor training for the climb.

The World of B&B wishes Winsor luck with his training and with the climb in July. (Mar 29, 2010)

Heather Tomball HEATHER TOM (Katie) is once again competing in the Nautica South Beach Triathlon this year. Heather competed last year and claimed the top spot in her age division, and she hopes to beat her time from last year.

The triathlon will be held on Sunday, April 11, 2010 in Miami, FL. Proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, specifically pediatric cancer research. (Mar 29, 2010)

ball In the finale of Ballando con le Stelle (the Italian Dancing with the Stars) on March 20, RONN MOSS (Ridge) and partner Sara Di Vaira tried to culminate their weeks of hard work by taking home the championship trophy. Things looked good for the couple when the judges gave them a perfect score for their Rumba. In the end, however, victory just barely escaped Ronn and Sara's grasp when they made it to the final two, only to come in second in an audience vote of 60% - 40% to Veronica Olivier and her partner Raimondo Todaro.

But even though they didn't come out in first place, the amount of work Ronn and Sara put into their dancing throughout the season is undeniable. Looking back through the videos over the 10 weeks, the progress Ronn made is evident. What makes his achievement that much more remarkable is the fact that after competing each Saturday for most of the competition, Ronn flew back to L.A., rested briefly, put in two days of hard work at B&B and then flew back to Rome in time to only get a day or so to learn his next dance.

For more about the finale, check out the blog by Ronn's wife Devin at their blog site.

The World of B&B congratulates Ronn on his second place standing in the competition and acknowledges all his hard work. He may have only taken home a second place trophy, but to us and to fans all over the world, he still came out in first. (Mar 15, 2010)

Betty White The World of B&B reported previously that BETTY WHITE (ex-Ann) has a number of upcoming projects on her plate, including an appearance in the pilot for a new TV LAND comedy called Hot in Cleveland (see items below). The sitcom stars Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick as former L.A. residents who move to Cleveland, and Betty played the caretaker for the ladies' new home in the pilot. It was expected that Betty would recur in that role if the pilot got picked up.

Now that Hot in Cleveland has been picked up as a series, producers have decided to upgrade the red-hot White's status and have made her a series regular!

The 10-episode season of Hot in Cleveland is set to première in the U.S. in June. The World of B&B congratulates Betty on being made a regular cast member and looks forward to seeing her in the show once it starts. (Mar 15, 2010)

Brandon Beemer Congratulations to BRANDON BEEMER (Owen) on being named the 2010 Sexiest Man Alive by TV Guide Canada. Click here to check out the interview with the winner by TV Guide CA's Nelson Branco. (Mar 15, 2010)

Jennifer Gareis Fans recently got to extend congratulations to JENNIFER GAREIS (Donna) and her fiance, Bobby Ghassemieh after they announced their marriage. The wedding took place on Sunday, March 7, 2010 in a private ceremony in Los Angeles, CA, and the newlyweds honeymooned on the sandy beaches of sunny Hawaii.

Jennifer talked to Soap Opera Digest about the wedding and recounted about a possible omen on her wedding day. "Minutes before the wedding, it started hailing," she stated. "If rain is good luck, I hope hail is the best of luck. By the time the ceremony started, it was back to blue skies with a pink hue, which matched my flowers perfectly. The wedding was intimate in size with only 12 people, including the bride and the groom, but bigger than life in my heart." (Mar 15, 2010)

Two B&B stars will be making upcoming appearances on Internet radio programs.

Heather TomHEATHER TOM (Katie) will participate in a live radio Internet interview with Dan Kroll from SoapCentral.com on VoiceAmerica.com on Friday, March 19 at 3:00 p.m. PT / 6:00 p.m. ET. To log on and listen, visit VoiceAmerica.com. If you have a question for Heather, you can call in at 866-472-5788 at any time during the program. For more information on how to listen to the show, and options to download this show or previous ones, visit Soap Central Radio.

Don DiamontDON DIAMONT (Bill) will participate in a live radio Internet interview with Cathy Calloway-Hill from Blog Talk Radio on Wednesday, March 24 at 3:00 p.m. PT / 6:00 p.m. ET. To log on and listen, visit BlogTalkRadio.com. Information on how to listen and options to download episodes of the show, including this one, can be found there.

If you are a fan of Heather or Don, be sure to tune in. (Mar 15, 2010)

Ronn and Sara - Ballando Week 9 RONN MOSS (Ridge) went into the semi-finals of Ballando con le Stelle (the Italian Dancing with the Stars) with 20 bonus points, so a strong showing - 45 out of 50 points from the jury - brought him to a total of 65 points for the night, carrying him into the finals next week. In addition, Ronn also was surprised when he was told he would be dancing with someone else other than his usual partner, Sara Di Vaira, and he danced a Waltz with close family friend Lavinia Biagiotti.

Check out the video below for highlights of Ronn and Sara's Samba. And for more videos and comments from Ronn's wife Devin, click here to check out their DevRonn blog.

The finale of Ballando con le Stelle will air on Saturday, March 20, live from Rome. (Mar 15, 2010)

Betty Whiteball Right on the heels of the news that she's hosting Saturday Night Live in May (see item below), BETTY WHITE (ex-Ann) is getting still more work coming her way.

Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello reports that the actress signed on to guest star in the season finale of ABC’s The Middle. White will play a school librarian who confronts Brick (Atticus Shaffer) about his failure to return numerous overdue books.

From a commercial during the Super Bowl to Saturday Night Live to sitcom work, Betty is sure keeping busy - and we here at the World of B&B think that's a great thing, since we love watching this veteran actress at work! (Mar 12, 2010)

Betty Whiteball After a Facebook campaign was launched to get her the gig, BETTY WHITE (ex-Ann) will host NBC's Saturday Night Live on May 8, WNBC News announced Thursday morning.

Besides White, the special Mother's Day episode will also reunite six former female SNL cast members, most of whom happen to be moms: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer and Rachel Dratch.

SNL Executive Producer Lorne Michaels told USA TODAY about the Facebook campaign:

"It took on a groundswell. It isn't something we would have said no to, but the campaign validated that, 'Oh, that'd be fun.' ... It was the outpouring of affection from fans, and we feel the same way."

The World of B&B congratulates Betty on this latest addition to her list of achievements and looks forward to seeing her on SNL in May. (Mar 12, 2010)

Katherine Kelly Langball TV Guide's Michael Logan recently interviewed original B&B cast member KATHERINE KELLY LANG (Brooke). To check out the interview, click here. (Mar 12, 2010)

Jennifer Gareisball Congratulations to JENNIFER GAREIS! B&B's Donna updated her marital status on her Facebook page, changing it from Single to Married. That can only mean that Jenn and fiance Bobby Ghassemieh have tied the knot!

Around the same time she changed her marital status flag, Jennifer updated her status to say that she is "headed to Hawaii today." Does that mean a honeymoon in Paradise?

Jennifer and Bobby announced just a few months ago that they are expecting a baby this summer.

The World of B&B wishes the happy couple the best and hopes to have more good news from them when their baby arrives. (Mar 10, 2010)

Winsor Harmonball WINSOR HARMON (Thorne) will be participating in the “Ride to Arrest Cancer” Bike Ride across the Los Angeles area this Saturday, March 13th. “Ride to Arrest Cancer”, which is sponsored by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), is organized to raise awareness about cancer, learn the importance of cancer prevention and pay tribute to those affected by cancer. Harmon will be riding in honor of his friend, and LAPD officer, Tom McLaughlin. All proceeds of this ride will benefit the Los Angeles Police Cancer Support Group. For more information about this event, please go to www.ridetoarrestcancer.com. (Mar 10, 2010)

Ashley Jones in Snoopy shirtball ASHLEY JONES (Bridget) is showing off her love of dogs, and one particular dog in the media spotlight, by modeling a t-shirt spotlighting the famous canine.

Ashley suits up for the year-long celebration of the Peanuts' comic strip's 60th Anniversary in a special vintage-inspired Snoopy tank. The top is available exclusively at Heritage 1981 stores nationwide for $14.90, and a portion of the sales will go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

The Peanuts comic strip launched in seven newspapers on October 2, 1950. Since February 14, 2000, following the death of creator Charles M. Schulz, it has run in reruns. At its peak, Peanuts ran in over 2,600 newspapers, with a readership of 355 million in 75 countries, and was translated into 21 languages.

To check out larger images of Ashley in the shirt, both front and back, click on the thumbnails below (Mar 10, 2010)

Front View back view

Sara and Ronn on Ballando, week 8 RONN MOSS (Ridge) is already in the semi-finals of Ballando con le Stelle (the Italian Dancing with the Stars), so it was the previously eliminated couples who returned for week 8 to secure berths in the semi-finals. The show started off with a play-off between Benedetto Valanzano and Raz Degan, each with their respective partner, where the winner would go straight to the semis while the loser would compete for a semi-final spot with two other couples in a run off. Valanzano won, so Degan competed with Stephen Masciolini and Margherita Granbassi for two final spots in the semi-finals. Margherita Granbassi was eliminated, so Degan and Masciolini moved on to compete with Ronn, Veronica Olivier, Barbara de Rossi and Benedetto Valanzano next week in the semi-finals.

But the semi final spot did not mean Ronn was idle. He and partner Sara Di Vaira got the chance to compete with the other semi-finalists for bonus points. First, each of the 4 couples has to dance a Charleston in 45 seconds. But then came the surprise, where dancers had to choreograph and dance a disco number in a few minutes. Ronn and Sara put together a number that won the disco challenge, giving Ronn a 20 point start toward week 9. Check out the video below.

Week 9 of Ballando will air on Saturday, March 13, live from Rome. (Mar 08, 2010)

On March 17 and 22, John McCook's (Eric) daughter, Molly, Katherine Kelly Lang's (Brooke) son Jeremy Snider, Rick Hearst's (Whip) sons Nick and Cameron and Don Diamont's (Bill) son Alexander will all appear as extras at a high school dance. No word on if the kids will have speaking roles.

Fans might remember Jeremy Snider played Eric Forrester Jr. from 1990-1995. Molly McCook is an aspiring actress who appeared in an episode of Monk and also played the title role in an L.A. production of OCTOMOM in 2009. (Mar 08, 2010)

Beau Davidson on B&B As previously announced, country music recording artist BEAU DAVIDSON will appear on The Bold and the Beautiful in late March/early April, performing his new single "You’re All I Ever Wanted." "Beau is an up and coming young artist with a compelling voice and a great look," said Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley Bell. "When I heard his acoustic version of ‘You’re All I Ever Wanted,’ I knew it would be the ideal fit for the story I was about to tell. His sound is fresh and distinctive, a perfect blend of romance, soul, country and rock n’ roll."

Davidson appears as himself on Tuesday, March 30, and Friday, April 2, 2010 when he performs "You’re All I Ever Wanted," a song he "wrote" at the request of Whip (played by Rick Hearst) in honor of Taylor (played by Hunter Tylo). In real life, the song, "You’re All I Ever Wanted" was written and composed by Frank J. Myers, Gary Baker, and Zoran Konevic. Myers and Baker are the lyricists and composers of the hit, "I Swear." (Mar 08, 2010)

On Thursday, March 11, 2010, Alan Cognata's file The Putt Putt Syndrome will have its first West Coast screening at the historic Majestic Crest Theatre in Los Angeles. What does this mean to B&B fans? In addition to stars Jason London and David Chokachi, the film also feature's B&B's own Katie Logan, HEATHER TOM, as Vicki.

In the film, London plays Johnny. Tired of hearing his bitter friend's hypothesis on why marriages fail and wives cheat, happily married Johnny decides to check his buddy's theories and realizes he's got all the symptoms himself. Suddenly, Johnny's perception of suburban marital bliss comes tumbling down, as he finds himself trying to save his marriage in the midst of a midlife crisis.

Thanks to the folks at Verite Films for the heads up. To view the trailer for the film, click here. (Mar 08, 2010)

We recently told you that BETTY WHITE (ex-Ann) would be appearing in a pilot for a new TV Land series, Hot in Cleveland, starring Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick and Jane Leeves. Plans were for Betty to play the caretaker of the property that the three women from L.A. move into after their plane to Paris goes down in Cleveland, and she would recur if the series got picked up.

TV Land has picked up the pilot, so you can expect to see Betty play the sassy caretaker soon. The series is currently scheduled to begin airing in June. Check out a clip from the pilot below. (Mar 08, 2010)

PAID, Inc. and THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL have appointed Stone America, LLC, one of the nation’s leading licensing and marketing firms, to develop and license THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL and "Forrester Creations" fashion lifestyle merchandise, to include home, apparel and beauty products. PAID, Inc. President of celebrity services KEITH GARDE stated, "We're at a decisive turning point in the implementation and monetization of PAID, Inc.'s plan for the expansion of the THE BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL brand."

"This licensing program will extend the television viewing experience into the lives of our viewers in an authentic, fun and exciting way," said THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL’s Executive Producer and Head Writer, BRADLEY P. BELL. "We’re excited to work with PAID and Stone America to provide new products and fresh experiences for our worldwide fan base."

"THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL imprimatur has become recognized worldwide. To be able to capitalize on that recognition by launching a strategically coordinated fashion lifestyle program at retail will surely be a success at all levels," said ROB STONE, President of Stone America Licensing.

"This is a watershed moment for THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL," said FRANK CIMLER, Esq. and KEITH GARDE, the PAID, Inc. architects of the deal. "We’re at a decisive turning point in the implementation and monetization of PAID, Inc.’s plan for the expansion of the THE BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL brand." (Mar 08, 2010)

Congratulations to LEE PHILLIP BELL. The B&B co-creator will be among the headliners at a salute to the pioneers of Chicago television on June 11th at the Hilton Chicago. The event will benefit the Museum of Broadcast Communications. Mrs. Bell's groundbreaking talk shows aired on CBS in Chicago from 1952 to 1986. (Mar 01, 2010)

In Week 7 of Ballando con le Stelle (the Italian "Dancing with the Stars"),
RONN MOSS (Ridge) and partner Sara Di Vaira advanced to the finals. But even with this great news for the B&B star, the night still had some controversy. Ronn and Sara were the first to dance and did the Merangue, earning higher scores than usual with a total of 35. Still, Ronn's wife Devin felt that her husband and his partner deserved better, so she offered that opinion to the jury, speaking in their native Italian. Later, Ronn offered his thoughts to the jury about Lorenzo Crespi, a contestant who walked off the set in the middle of the competition.

At the end of the night, Ronn was one of four couples left to compete in the finals, which will be show #9. Show #8 will bring back everyone that has been eliminated to compete for two spots open in the finals. The final show #10 will have 5 couples competing to be the winner of this seasons "Ballando con le Stelle."

For clips and comments, visit Ronn and Devin's DevRonn blog. (Mar 01, 2010)

ball Monday was President's Day, when people in the US celebrated some of the great presidents in our country's history. But as the images below show, ASHLEY JONES (Bridget) marked President's Day this year by honoring her favorite canine candidate.

Ashley Jones - President's Day 1  Ashley Jones - President's Day 2

Photo Credit: Howard Wise, JPI

Click on the thumbnails for larger versions of the photos. Thanks to Marisa from CurrentPR for sending them.

Beau Davidsonball CBS Soaps in Depth reported on Twitter that country singer Beau Davidson "[will] be crooning on B&B in April during a very, very special occasion!" (Feb 18, 2010)

Ronn and Sara In week 6 of Ballando con le Stelle (the Italian "Dancing with the Stars"), RONN MOSS (Ridge) danced The Tango with partner Sara Di Vaira. According to his wife Devin on her Twitter account, "Ronn made it to round #7, but the judges just won't give him a break, very frustrating for him." Devin later posted a second video in the blog, stating that "Ronn and Sara were in the bottom four this week and competed with their second dance 'The Charleston.'" Check out the couple's DevRonn blog for videos of both dances and other comments from Devin.

Devin also noted in the blog that Ronn will be home for 10 days now, when he planned to celebrate their first Valentine's Day as a married couple, practice his dancing and celebrate the 16th birthday of Ronn's daughter Creason. She also reveals that they invited Sara to L.A. during that time, since Ronn typically gets less practice time in Italy than the other contestants due to his B&B taping schedule.

So now it's on to week 7 of Ballando for Ronn. Stay tuned for updates after week 7 of the competition airs. (Feb 15, 2010)

Jennifer Gareisball Since JENNIFER GAREIS (Donna) announced that she is pregnant, many have wondered what that means for Donna on B&B. Will the pregnancy be written into the story? Will Donna take an out of town trip, maybe to Forrester International, to allow the actress to be off-screen? A rep tells CBS Soaps in Depth that the pregnancy will not be written into the story, and at least for now, the pregnancy will not affect Jennifer's screen time. (Feb 12, 2010)

ball The Bold and the Beautiful's latest video on YouTube celebrates Valentine's Day by showcasing the couples on the show, past and present. Check it out below. (Feb 12, 2010)


ball B&B is casting the recurring role of Herbie, a smart 18-22 year old computer geek who is socially awkward, but has a sense of humor about himself. (Feb 12, 2010)

ball If you're a B&B fan who watches the Super Bowl, as many viewers do, for the commercials, you saw a familiar face during the first quarter. BETTY WHITE (ex-Ann) appeared in a hilarious ad for Snickers candy bars where she was roughing it up with some guys on the football field. If you didn't see the spot, or if you want to see it again, check it out: (Feb 10, 2010)


Susan Flanneryball Congratulations to SUSAN FLANNERY (Stephanie), who was named the #1 Daytime Actress by WeLoveSoaps.com. The site surveyed 14 different critics/journalists who have covered daytime drama at different points in the past 40 years and asked them to rank their picks for Top Daytime Actress, both past and present. Susan, who starred in DAYS OF OUR LIVES in the 60s and 70s and then later returned to daytime when B&B debuted in 1987, was picked as the top actress on the list of 50.

For a full list of the top 50 Daytime Actresses, and the list of critics who voted, visit www.welovesoaps.com. (Feb 10, 2010)

Jennifer Finniganball ALUMNI ALERT: B&B alumna JENNIFER FINNIGAN (ex-Bridget) has been cast in a pilot for ABC from producer Shana Goldberg-Meehan, per The Hollywood Reporter. The untitled Goldberg-Meehan multicamera comedy, from WBTV, revolves around sisters at different stages of their romantic relationships: one (Finnigan) is in a happy, long-term relationship but isn't married, the other (Joanna Garcia) gets pregnant and winds up marrying her boyfriend.

The World of B&B wishes Jennifer luck with this new project. (Feb 10, 2010)

Ronn and Sara, Ballando Week 5 In week 5 of Ballando con le Stelle (the Italian "Dancing with the Stars"), RONN MOSS (Ridge) danced The Jive with partner Sara Di Vaira. But first, the duo were asked to dance their previous dances from weeks one to three against another contestant, Veronica Olivier, and her partner Raimondo Todaro for bonus points. Ronn and Sara danced the Quick Step and the Paso Doble together, while Ronn recreated the Salsa from week 3 solo. Ronn was good, but Veronica was deemed better and earned the 20 bonus points.

After that, Ronn and Sara performed The Jive, receiving thunderous applause from the audience. The judges were clearly impressed as well, as they awarded Ronn four 8's and one 9, for a total of 41 points. The judges unanimously agreed that this was his best performance yet, with one commenting that "he was dancing with his soul." With these scores, Ronn tied for 5th place. After the audience votes were added in, Ronn scored enough points to move on to week 6 of the competition.

Week 6 of Ballando con le Stelle will air live in Italy, broadcast from Rome, on Saturday, February 13.

Ronn's wife Devin has posted videos of Ronn and Sara's Jive and the competition of Ronn vs. Veronica at their blog, http://devronnsblog.com/. (Updated: Feb 10, 2010)

Sara and Ronn, Week 4 RONN MOSS (Ridge) and partner Sara Di Vaira danced the Waltz in week 4 of Ballando con le Stelle (the Italian "Dancing with the Stars"). The actor reported on Twitter after that "We're still in the running." And during one of Ronn's warm-ups, he had a visit from a familiar face: his B&B castmate Dan McVicar (Clarke), who makes Italy his second home. Check out a video of Ronn and Sara's performance, and of Dan's visit, on YouTube by clicking here. (Jan 31, 2010)

Jennifer Gareis Congratulations to JENNIFER GAREIS (Donna)! The actress announced on Friday that she and her fiancé Bobby Ghassemieh are are expecting their first child, a boy, in early summer 2010. "It's a very special time in our lives," shared Jen. "Bobby and I would like to thank everyone for all of their support and warm wishes of congratulations." (Jan 24, 2010)

In week three of the latest competition on Ballando con le Stelle (the Italian "Dancing with the Stars"), RONN MOSS (Ridge) was not only asked to dance his Paso Doble from week 2 by himself, but he also performed the Salsa with partner Sara Di Vaira. His score from the solo dance and from the Salsa combined to put him at the top three of this week's scores.

Check out the video below, and for comments and clips from Ronn's wife, Devin DeVasquez, check out their blog at http://devronnsblog.com. (Jan 24, 2010)


Sarah Brown SARAH BROWN's (Sandy) episode of the prime time series CASTLE airs Monday, January 25 on the ABC network. The series stars former soap vet Nathan Fillion (ex-Joey, OLTL) as the title character. Sarah plays Amanda Livingston in the episode, entitled "The Third Man." (Jan 24, 2010)

Ronn Moss and partner Sara on Ballando RONN MOSS (Ridge) continued his run on Ballando con le Stelle (the Italian version of Dancing With the Stars) in the second week of competition on Saturday, January 16. In the live show, Ronn and partner Sara Di Vaira danced the Paso Doble to a version of the Queen song "The Show Must Go On" performed by the show's band, and Ronn added some of his musical talent (honed as a founding member of the band PLAYER and as a solo artist) by playing guitar at the beginning of his number before taking to the dance floor with Sara.

Ronn received a standing ovation from the audience and high scores from the technical jury. With a score of 34 points, Ronn was in 3rd place and was not eliminated.

Ronn's wife Devin DeVasquez once again has posted clips from the performance at their DevRonn's Blog, so click on the link and head over their to check it out. (Updated Jan 24, 2010)

Betty White as Ann BETTY WHITE (ex-Ann) will be presented with the Screen Actors Guild's Life Achievement Award at the 16th annual SAG Awards, which take place Jan. 23 at the Shrine Exposition Center. SAG is honoring White for both her career achievement and her humanitarian work. Actress Sandra Bullock (who starred in the 2009 film THE PROPOSAL that included Betty in the cast) will present the award.

Betty's vast body of work includes her work on sitcoms like The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls as well as her portrayal of Stephanie and Pam's mother Ann Douglas on B&B that ended on a high note when Ann passed away in November. And the actress might be busy again on the sitcom front in the future: TV Land recently announced a new pilot called "Hot in Cleveland" which would feature White. The pilot stars Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick as "three fabulous, LA women of a certain age and best friends" whose "lives are changed forever when their plane unexpectedly lands in Cleveland." The women then attempt to rediscover themselves in this new "promised land," moving in under under one roof and battling their sassy, property caretaker, played by White. Betty's role would be recurring if the pilot is picked up as a series.

The World of B&B congratulates Betty on her SAG Life Achievement Award and hopes the "Hot in Cleveland" pilot gets picked up as a series. (Jan 17, 2010)

After his first appearance in the latest season of Dancing with the Stars Italy (Ballando con le Stelle), RONN MOSS (Ridge) flew back to L.A. and got back to work on B&B. But on Thursday, January 14, he flew back to Italy for the next installment of the dance show (which will air on January 16).

The season premiere of "Ballando" won the night in ratings on the evening of Saturday, January 9 in Italy with an average share of 29.75%. Ronn Moss' dance performance of the Quick Step achieved the highest audience numbers of the show with a peak of 7.3 million viewers. (36.54% market share). The show began with a 32.19% market share with 6.2 million viewers. He was elegantly dressed in a tuxedo, and did not miss a step of his routine. In the end, Ronn was tied with three other competitors for 7th place after the technical jury's scores were tabulated, and was not in the bottom four. After the final audience voting tabulations were combined with the jury scores, Ronn was not eliminated, but he did not achieve immunity.

Ronn has largely been the main focus of the reality show's media campaign, including magazine covers and features. Ronn was on the cover of Gente (the first time a B&B actor graced the cover of this magazine), and the magazine Gioia covered Ronn with a four page feature (the first time this magazine covered an actor from B&B).

Ronn will commute back and forth from Rome, Italy, where "Ballando" is broadcast live every Saturday evening, to Los Angeles from now until the end of March, in order to tape B&B

Here are video excerpts from the broadcast, which feature behind-the-scenes footage on the B&B set that were recorded last December, and Ronn's performance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzxsxMAs7Dc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCUeViNLsTA

You can also catch video clips and inside tidbits from Ronn's wife Devin at http://devronnsblog.com/. (Jan 15, 2010)

Congratulations to CYNTHIA J. POPP and her directorial team at The Bold and the Beautiful on their Director's Guild of America Awards nomination. Ms. Popp and her team were nominated for episode #5628 Fashion Challenge Sabotage. Ms. Popp's team includes Associate Directors Steven A. Wacker, Clyde A. Kaplan, Jennifer L. Howard and Catherine A. Sedwick, and Stage Managers Laura L. Yale, Douglas J. Hayden, Lisa M. Winthur-Huston and Barbara Roche.

This is Ms. Popp's first DGA Award nomination.

The winner will be named at the 62nd Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 30, 2010, at the Hyatt Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. To see a full list of nominees, click here. (Jan 10, 2010)

Kim Zimmer Is KIM ZIMMER, best known for her role as Reva Shayne on the recently canceled GUIDING LIGHT, heading to B&B. On her official message board, the actress stated that she has met with B&B chief Bradley Bell and "we had a wonderful conversation about many things." (Jan 08, 2010)

Texas Battle Congratulations to TEXAS BATTLE (Marcus) for his nomination in the category of Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series for the 41st Annual NAACP Image Awards for his work on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. This marks the second NAACP Image Award Nomination for Battle, who was nominated in 2009 for his initial work on B&B in 2008. Battle's nomination is the eighth received by THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. In 1993, Bradley P. Bell was nominated in the category of Outstanding Daytime Drama; in 1999, Usher was nominated in the category of Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series for his role as “Raymond”; as was Antonio Sabato, Jr. in 2005 and 2006 for his role as Dante Damiano, Mykel Shannon Jenkins in 2008 for his role as Charlie Baker, and Dan Martin in 2009 for his role as Lt. Baker. (Jan 08, 2010)

Alley Mills ALLEY MILLS (Pam) and her husband, actor Orson Bean (Desperate Housewives), will be starring in Noel Cowards’ comedy, "A Song at Twilight" at The Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles, CA from Saturday, January 16th through Sunday, March 7th. The play, the last written by Noel Coward, is a "behind-the-scenes look at fame, sexual preference, wealth and privilege." For tickets and additional information, call (310)477-2055 or go to www.odysseytheatre.com. (Jan 08, 2010)

Ronn Moss RONN MOSS (Ridge) is going to be a busy man for a few months. His wife Devin posted the following on their blog at http://devronnsblog.com/ in mid December.

Ronn is appearing on Italy's version of "Dancing with the Stars" and over the next three months will be making trips back and forth to Rome nearly every weekend. It will be a big challenge for him because he will also be doing B&B and practicing dance routines with his partner here at home.

Although reps for B&B would not confirm, a source told CBS Soaps in Depth that Ronn will only be available two days a week to tape B&B while appearing on the Italian dance program.

Ronn and Devin recently flew to Italy just before Christmas, while B&B was on its annual year end hiatus, and they have spent their time there combining sightseeing and a honeymoon with Ronn's dance lessons and preparations from the dancing show. Ronn's first appearance on the Italian version of DANCING will be on January 09. (Jan 02, 2010)

IN MEMORIUM

Jerry Birn JERRY BIRN, former writer and story consultant for BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL and YOUNG AND RESTLESS, died in his sleep on Dec. 5. He was 86. Birn first met Y&R and B&B co-creator William J Bell when they worked as copy-writers for the advertising agency McCann Erickson. In the fifties, Bell started his career writing for daytime television while Birn remained in advertising. In 1987, Bell approached Birn about joining his writing team. Birn started as a script writer and breakdown writer for YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, working on that show until 2004. In 2004, Birn moved over to the writing team of THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, helmed by Bill's son Bradley, as a story consultant, a position he held until late 2009.

B&B executive producer and head writer Bradley Bell included the following in a memo to the cast and crew of B&B: "Jerry was a close personal friend of mine and the best man at my parent's wedding. He has been and always will be an important part of our lives, our shows, and our family. He had a zest for life and lived his gloriously. A true ad man and writer, Jerry loved everyone and everything at Y&R and B&B, and was very proud to be a beloved member of our shows. Jerry's quick-wit and vibrant sense of humor will continue to resonate in our hallways, on our stages, and in our hearts. He is already greatly missed."

Birn's wife, Patty Weaver Birn (Gina, Y&R), was by his side when he passed away on what was also the date of their 15th wedding anniversary. His daughter Laura Bryan Birn appeared as Y&R's Lynn from 1988 to 2004. A memorial service is being planned for January 2010. (Dec 10, 2009)

Conleyball Internationally renowned daytime drama actress DARLENE CONLEY, who played the vividly colored, comedic and tough dame with a heart of gold, Sally Spectra on The Bold and the Beautiful, died on January 14, 2007 from cancer.

“Darlene understood better than anyone that each moment of airtime was precious”, said Bradley P. Bell, Executive Producer and Head Writer of The Bold and the Beautiful. “She constantly entertained us with every move, every breath, every inflection of her voice. Whether she was the villain, the damsel, the sexpot, or the comedienne, Darlene was brilliant. An extraordinary actress of film, radio, stage and television, my family had the privilege and honor of Darlene gracing our shows for three decades. She was truly one-of-a-kind. We will miss her beyond measure.”

Born in Chicago, Illinois on July 18, 1934, of Irish-German heritage, she was discovered at age 15 by legendary Broadway impresario Jed Harris who cast her as the Irish maid in a touring production of the 19th century melodrama The Heiress, which starred Basil Rathbone. After graduating high school, she toured the country with classical theater companies before appearing in Shakespearean roles on Broadway with the Helen Hayes Repertory Theater. She later appeared in a Broadway revival of the Night of the Iguana, with Richard Chamberlain, and in David Merrick’s musical The Baker’s Wife. Her Los Angeles theater credits included Cyrano de Bergerac and Night of the Iguana (both with Chamberlain), The Time of the Cuckoo with Jean Stapleton and Ring Around the Moon with Michael York. A varied film career followed, starting with her being cast in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds."

Daytime television became home to Conley, who once said “It (daytime) is really the best medium today for women of a certain age to do something really flashy; it’s where what we do well as actresses matters.” Conley portrayed Edith Baker on Days of Our Lives, Louie on Capitol and Trixie Monahan on General Hospital before being given the role of the nefarious Rose de Ville, by the late William J. Bell, on The Young and Restless. When Bell co-created The Bold and the Beautiful with his wife Lee Phillip-Bell, he envisioned a special role for Conley, the role of Sally Spectra. Conley showcased her dramatic range and abilities with the character, and over the years has portrayed an exotic repertoire of offbeat flamboyant characters within the role. As Sally, Conley was a master of disguises including Mae West, a German spy, an Italian gigolo, a nun, and even a rendition of another B&B character, Massimo Marone. For her portrayal of Sally Spectra on The Bold and the Beautiful, Conley was nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards and six Soap Opera Digest Awards.

Additionally, Conley has the distinction of being the only daytime star to be chosen by the world famous Madame Tussaud’s to have her character, Sally Spectra, displayed in their gallery of wax figures, in both Amsterdam and Las Vegas.

Conley is survived by her son, Raymond Woodson, ex-husband Bill Woodson, sisters Carol Fontana and Sharon Mylan, a host of nieces and nephews, her long time friend and caretaker, Eva Hansen and her manager of 24 years, Sandra Siegal.

ball B&B Co-Creator William J. Bell passes away at 78: William J. Bell. the legendary co-creator of CBS' The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful, passed away April 29, 2005 of complications from Alzheimer’s.

Bell began his career in television in 1956 writing for Guiding Light before co-creating Our Private World and Another World. He was also a writer on As the World Turns from 1957-1966 and later became the head writer of Days of Our Lives in 1966. In 1973, while Bell was still the head writer on Days of Our Lives, he and his wife, Lee Phillip Bell, created The Young and the Restless. The series has been the Number One daytime program week after week for more than 16 years and has received numerous Emmy Awards, including six for Outstanding Drama Series, most recently in 2004, three as a writer for The Young and the Restless, five as the show’s producer and one as a writer for Days of Our Lives. Bell received the Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS).. In 1987, the Bells co-created the hit CBS daytime drama, The Bold and the Beautiful.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist Lee Phillip Bell. He is also survived by their three children, Bill, the president of Bell Dramatic Serial Company and Bell-Phillip Television Productions, Inc.; Bradley, head writer and executive producer of The Bold and the Beautiful and Lauralee, an actress on The Young and the Restless, as well as his grandchildren, Liam, Sabrina, Chasen, Caroline, Charlotte and Oliver Bell, and Christian and Samantha Martin.


RATINGS

For the week ending Mar 29 2013, B&B was #2 with a 2.5 rating (-.1). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.0 rating (+.1). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 1.8 rating (-.1). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.1 rating (no change).

For the week ending Apr 05 2013, B&B was #2 with a 2.4 rating (-.1). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.1 rating (+.1). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 1.8 rating (no change). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.1 rating (no change).

For the week ending Apr 12 2013, B&B was #2 with a 2.4 rating (no change). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.1 rating (no change). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 1.9 rating (+.1). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.1 rating, tied with GH (no change, B&B).

For the week ending Apr 19 2013, B&B was #2 with a 2.4 rating (no change). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.0 rating (-.1). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 1.9 rating (no change). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #3 with a 1.0 (-.1).

For the week ending Apr 26 2013, B&B was #2 with a 2.5 rating (+.1). GENERAL HOSPITAL and DAYS OF OUR LIVES tied for #3 with a 1.9 rating (-.1, GH; no change, DAYS). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.1 (+.1).

For the week ending May 03 2013, B&B was #2 with a 2.4 rating (-.1). GENERAL HOSPITAL and DAYS OF OUR LIVES tied for #3 with a 1.9 rating (no change). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.0 (-.1).

For the week ending May 10 2013, B&B was #2 with a 2.4 rating (no change). GENERAL HOSPITAL and DAYS OF OUR LIVES tied for #3 with a 1.9 rating (no change). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.0, tied with GH (no change, B&B).

For the week ending May 17 2013, B&B was #2 with a 2.5 rating (+.1). GENERAL HOSPITAL and DAYS OF OUR LIVES tied for #3 with a 1.9 rating (no change). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.1 (+.1).

For the week ending May 24 2013, B&B was #2 with a 2.5 rating (no change). GENERAL HOSPITAL and DAYS OF OUR LIVES tied for #3 with a 1.9 rating (no change). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.1 (no change).

For the week ending May 31 2013, B&B was #2 with a 2.6 rating (+.1). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #3 with a 2.1 rating (+.2). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #4 with a 2.0 rating (+.1). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.2 (+.1).

For the week ending June 07 2013, B&B was #2 with a 2.5 rating (-.1). DAYS OF OUR LIVES and GENERAL HOSPITAL tied for #3 with a 1.9 rating (-.2, DAYS; -.1, GH). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.1 (-.1).

For the week ending June 14 2013, B&B was #2 with a 2.6 rating (+.1). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #3 with a 2.0 rating (+.1). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #4 with a 1.9 rating (no change). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.1 (no change).

For the week ending June 21 2013, B&B was #2 with a 2.4 rating (-.2). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #3 with a 1.9 rating (-.1). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #4 with a 1.8 rating (-.1). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.0 (-.1).

For the week ending June 28, 2013, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.4 rating (-.1). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #3 with a 2.0 rating (+.1). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #4 with a 1.8 rating (no change). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.0 rating (no change).

For the week ending July 05, 2013, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.5 rating (+.1). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #3 with a 2.0 rating (no change). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #4 with a 1.8 rating (no change). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.1 rating (+.1).

For the week ending July 12, 2013, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.5 rating (no change). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #3 with a 1.9 rating (-.1). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #4 with a 1.8 rating (no change). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.0 rating, tied with GH (-.1, B&B).

For the week ending July 19, 2013, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.6 rating (+.1). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 1.9 rating (+.1). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 1.8 rating (-.1). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.0 rating, tied with GH (no change).

For the week ending July 26, 2013, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.6 rating (no change). GENERAL HOSPITAL and DAYS OF OUR LIVES tied at #3 with a 1.9 rating (no change, GH; +.1, DAYS). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.0 rating, tied with GH (no change).

For the week ending Aug 02, 2013, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.6 rating (no change). GENERAL HOSPITAL and DAYS OF OUR LIVES tied at #3 with a 1.8 rating (-.1). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.0 rating (no change).

For the week ending Aug 09, 2013, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.5 rating (-.1). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 1.9 rating (+.1). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 1.8 rating (no change). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.0 rating (no change).

For the week ending Aug 16, 2013, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.5 rating (no change). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 1.9 rating (no change). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 1.8 rating (no change). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.0 rating (no change).

For the week ending Aug 23, 2013, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.5 rating (no change). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.0 rating (+.1). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 1.8 rating (no change). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #3 with a 0.9 rating (-.1).

For the week ending Aug 30, 2013, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.6 rating (+.1). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.1 rating (+.1). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 1.8 rating (no change). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.0 rating, tied with GH (+.1, B&B).

For the week ending Sep 06, 2013, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.6 rating (no change). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.1 rating (no change). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 2.0 rating (+.2). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.2 (+.2).

For the week ending Sep 13, 2013, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.6 rating (no change). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.1 rating (no change). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 1.9 rating (-.1). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.1 (-.1).

For the week ending Sep 20, 2013, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.6 rating (no change). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.1 rating (no change). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 1.9 rating (no change). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.1, tied with GH (no change, B&B).

For the week ending Sep 27, 2013, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.6 rating (no change). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.1 rating (no change). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 2.0 rating (+.1). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #3 with a 1.0, tied with DAYS (-.1, B&B).

For the week ending Oct 04, 2013, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.6 rating (no change). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.1 rating (no change). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 1.8 rating (-.2). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.1, tied with GH (+.1, B&B).

For the week ending Oct 11, 2013, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.5 rating (-.1). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.1 rating (no change). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 1.9 rating (+.1). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #4 with a 0.8 (-.3).

For the week ending Oct 18, 2013, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.6 rating (+.1). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.2 rating (+.1). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 2.0 rating (+.1). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #3 with a 1.1 (+.3, B&B).

For the week ending Oct 25, 2013, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.6 rating (no change). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.2 rating (no change). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 1.9 rating (-.1). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #3 with a 1.1 (no change).

For the week ending Nov 01, 2013, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.6 rating (no change). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.2 rating (no change). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 1.9 rating (-.1). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #3 with a 1.0 (-.1).

For the week ending Nov 08, 2013, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.7 rating (+.1), and they were number #2 in viewers as well with 3.8 million viewers, their highest viewer count since Jan 26-30, 2009. GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.2 rating (no change). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 1.9 rating (no change). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.1, tied with GH (+.1, B&B).

For the week ending Nov 15, 2013, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.6 rating (-.1). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.3 rating (+.1). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 2.1 rating (+.2). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #3 with a 1.0, tied with DAYS (-.1, B&B).

For the week ending Nov 22, 2013, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.6 rating (no change). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.2 rating (-.1). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 2.0 rating (-.1). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #3 with a 1.1 (+.1).

For the week ending Nov 29, 2013, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.7 rating (+.1). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.5 rating (+.3). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 2.1 rating (+.1). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #3 with a 1.0 (-.1).

For the week ending Dec 06, 2013, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.7 rating (no change). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.5 rating (no change). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 2.0 rating (-.1). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #3 with a 1.1 (+.1).

For the week ending Dec 13, 2013, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.7 rating (no change). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.3 rating (-.2). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 1.9 rating (-.1). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #3 with a 1.0 (-.1, B&B).

For the week ending Dec 20, 2013, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.6 rating (-.1). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.1 rating (-.2). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 1.8 rating (-.1). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #3 with a 1.0 (no change).

For the week ending Dec 27, 2013, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.7 rating (+.1). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.3 rating (+.2). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 2.0 rating (+.2). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 0.9, tied with GH (-.1, B&B).

For the week ending Jan 03, 2014, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.8 rating (+.1). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.4 rating (+.1). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 2.2 rating (+.2). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.2, tied with GH (+.3).

For the week ending Jan 10, 2014, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.9 rating (+.1). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.5 rating (+.1). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 2.2 rating (no change). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.2, tied with GH (no change).

For the week ending Jan 17, 2014, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.6 rating (-.3). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.3 rating (-.2). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 2.0 rating (-.2). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.1 (-.1).

For the week ending Jan 24, 2014, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.8 rating (+.2). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.3 rating (no change). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 2.1 rating (+.1). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.1, tied with GH and DAYS (no change, B&B).

For the week ending Jan 31, 2014, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.9rating (+.1). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.3 rating (no change). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 2.1 rating (no change). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.2, tied with GH (+.1).

For the week ending Feb 07, 2014, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.9 rating (no change). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.3 rating (no change). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 2.1 rating (no change). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.1, tied with GH and DAYS (-.1, B&B and GH).

For the week ending Feb 14, 2014, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.7 rating (-.2). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.2 rating (-.1). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 2.1 rating (no change). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.1, tied with GH and DAYS (no change).

For the week ending Feb 21, 2014, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.8 rating (+.1). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.3 rating (+.1). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 2.1 rating (no change). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #3 with a 1.0, tied with DAYS (-.1).

For the week ending Feb 28, 2014, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.7 rating (-.1). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.2 rating (-.1). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 2.0 rating (-.1). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #3 with a 1.0, tied with DAYS (no change).

For the week ending Mar 07, 2014, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.6 rating (-.1). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.2 rating (no change). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 2.0 rating (no change). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #3 with a 1.0, tied with DAYS (no change).

For the week ending Mar 14, 2014, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.6 rating (no change). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.0 rating (-.2). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 1.8 rating (-.2). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.0 (no change).

For the week ending Mar 21, 2014, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.8 rating (+.2). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.0 rating (no change). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 1.9 rating (+.1). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #2 with a 1.1 (+.1).

For the week ending Mar 28, 2014, B&B was #2 in the Nielsen household ratings with a 2.7 rating (-.1). GENERAL HOSPITAL was #3 with a 2.3 rating (+.3). DAYS OF OUR LIVES was #4 with a 1.9 rating (no change). In the women, 18-49 year old demographic, B&B was #3 with a 1.0 (-.1).

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CASTING CORNER:

Updated 06-Apr-2014

Schae Harrison returns as a spectral Darla Einstein Forrester on April 7.

Zack Conroy returns as Oliver Jones on April 7 and 8.

Joanna Johnson returns as Karen Spencer on April 16 and 17.

Hunter Tylo returns as Taylor Hayes for three weeks of episodes starting April 25.

Former PRICE IS RIGHT host Bob Barker appears as himself on April 30 and May 1 in a story that also features Brandon McMillan, the host of the CBS Saturday morning series "Lucky Dog."

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