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

  • Current Cast

    • Zane Achor as Will Spencer
    • Ashleigh Brewer as Ivy Forrester
    • Darin Brooks as Wyatt Fuller
    • Dick Christie as Charlie Webber
    • Scott Clifton as Liam Spencer
    • Andrew Collins as Jarrett Maxwell
    • Zack Conroy as Oliver Jones
    • Felisha Cooper as Sasha
    • Mace Coronel as R.J. Forrester
    • Don Diamont as Bill Spencer, Jr.
    • Reign Edwards as Nicole Avant
    • Rome Flynn as Zende Forrester Dominguez
    • Pierson Fode as Thomas Forrester
    • Jennifer Gareis as Donna Logan
    • Linsey Godfrey as Caroline Spencer
    • Winsor Harmon as Thorne Forrester
    • Jon Hensley as Dr. Meade
    • Anna Maria Horsford as Vivienne Avant
    • Sean Kanan as Deacon Sharpe
    • Thorsten Kaye as Ridge Forrester
    • Katherine Kelly Lang as Brooke Logan
    • Kristolyn Lloyd as Dayzee Leigh
    • Kimberly Matula as Hope Logan
    • Karla Mosley as Maya Avant
    • John McCook as Eric Forrester
    • Alley Mills as Pamela Douglas
    • Lawrence Saint-Victor as Carter Walton
    • Rena Sofer as Quinn Fuller
    • Aaron D. Spears as Justin Barber
    • Heather Tom as Katie Logan
    • Stephanie Wang as Madison Lee
    • Fred Willard as John Forrester
    • Jacqueline MacInnes Wood as Steffy Forrester
    • Jacob Young as Rick Forrester
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    Special Thanks to Leo Logan (Willimantic, CT) for helping us keep this up to date

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    This Week On The Bold & The Beautiful

    November 30
    Steffy overhears a private conversation between Ivy and Thomas; Liam doesn't understand Steffy's interest in Ivy and Wyatt's relationship.
    December 1
    Bill and Katie kiss; Liam gives Steffy advice about her situation.

    December 2
    Steffy issues Ivy a threat; Wyatt tells Thomas Ivy is taken.
    December 3
    Deceptions are revealed; Quinn talks about who she thinks would make the best wife for Wyatt.
    December 4
    A person begs for forgiveness; an electrical fire breaks out at Forrester.
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    (News section last updated November 28, 2015)

    Gay Star News chats with first transgender actor to appear on daytime soap in US

    ( Last spring, the character of Maya on the CBS soap The Bold and the Beautiful was revealed to viewers to be a transgender woman.

    The character is played by non-trans woman Karla Mosley as have most trans characters in movies and television been.

    The the Emmy-winning soap has a male transgender character involved in the storyline is played by transgender actor Scott Turner Schofield.

    Schofield plays the character of Nick who has served as something of a transgender mentor to fashion model Ava who is a longtime friend.

    ‘I’m thankful for this year that I got to realize my dream of starting my television career as the first openly trans person in daytime television and for the way that all happened,’ Schofield tells Gay Star News.

    ‘I’m thankful for the amazing and beautiful story that The Bold and the Beautiful is telling and that I can be a part of it.’

    Schofield knows there are at least some viewers uncomfortable with the storyline which has had Maya coming out as trans to Rick Forrester (Jacob Young) who she married last summer.

    ‘There people who are out there saying, “You’re putting this in our face too much,” he says.’But being able to be a trans actor playing a trans role has been phenomenal – particularly being able to play it in a story that was so well done.’

    Schofield has long been an active spokesperson, speaker, and author for the transgender community. He has toured the world with such solo shows as Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps and Debutante Balls.

    Story resonating with transgender people

    It’s when Schofield runs into other trans people and hears their reaction to the Bold and the Beautiful storyline that he knows any controversy or backlash it generates is well worth it.

    ‘A transgender woman of color stopped me outside of a clinic, she recognized me and said, “I’ve been watching your story line. It’s keeping me coming back here every day to get my treatments. It means so much to me and thank you so much for being a part of that.”

    ‘This is a woman who is experiencing poverty and all this tough stuff, she gets to see herself reflected in the glamour of a soap opera and that that really helps her through her day. Hearing that means everything and it doesn’t matter that there are some people who don’t want to see that kind of storyline.’

    Such women like the one at the clinic are a world apart from Caitlyn Jenner whose transition has played out on the reality shows I Am Cait and Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

    Wishing Caitlyn Jenner the best

    Schofield has not yet met Jenner but says: ‘I really admire her heart.’

    Of Jenner’s critics he says: ‘Our community eats its own pretty badly. When I sat back and watched that show, she’s made no bones about the fact that she’s privileged. She’s honest about that. And yeah, she got schooled and she took that schooling with grace.

    ‘To watch her have those awkward conversations that I wish I could erase from my own memory much less do it in front of 17 million people. God bless her. If I met her, I’d tell her I think she does an amazing job and I hope it continues.’

    Still, Schofield wonders if its completely healthy for Jenner to live all these changes out in the spotlight.

    ‘She hasn’t had a chance to be with herself. As a trans person, I know that you need the time to really be with yourself and experience. That’s like really deep stuff so I wish she could have some time without cameras.’

    Victoria Justice and Pierson Fode Split

    Victoria Justice and Pierson Fode have called it quits after just over two years of dating.

    "They’ve been on a break for a couple of months," a source close to the couple confirmed to "They are hoping to work things out and still care for each other a lot."

    The Eye Candy star, 22, met Fode, 25, while filming Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List in 2013, where they were spotted holding hands on the movie's Washington Square Park set in New York.

    Despite the end of their relationship, Justice and The Bold and the Beautiful star have remained friendly, and Justice even made an appearance at Fode's 25th birthday party in early November.

    "We didn't know each other at all before filming this movie," Justice told PEOPLE in September. "We met at the audition and there was no romantic intention. It was super professional and we were hanging out and having a good time. It wasn't, I guess, until after the movie was over that I went 'Hmmm ...'"

    Flynn Shoots For The Moon

    The phrase "Go big, or go home," is an apt description for how THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Rome Flynn (Zende) approaches life, but when he came to Los Angeles several years back, abandoning a basketball scholarship to pursue his dream of acting, "going home" to his native Chicago simply wasn't ever an option.

    "I sometimes wondered if I made the right decision, but either way, I knew I would never leave California," he says. "It was a choice between sunshine and cold, and, I mean, come on!"

    Flynn recently sat down with Soaps In Depth to talk about the journey that led him from wannabe to working actor, including the surprise twist that helped spur him on to success! He may be B&B's newest heartthrob, but that's not at all how he sees himself.

    "My angle was never to be a 'sex symbol,' though I will admit I've been working out more, because I pretty much live [shirtless] in that Forrester Sky Lounge on B&B!"

    Check out our feature interview with Flynn in our latest issue, on-sale now!


    CBS’s daytime dramas – THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS and THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL – posted their best week of the season in both viewers and key women demographics, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Nov. 15.

    THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS averaged 5.02m, up +3% from last week and its largest weekly audience since the week ending April 10. In key women demographics, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS averaged 1.9/12 in women 25-54, up +6% from a week ago and best since the week ending July 24 and 1.3/09 in women 18-49, up +8% and best since the week ending July 31.

    THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL averaged 3.70m, up +5% from last week and its largest weekly audience since the week ending Aug. 14. Among women 25-54, the daytime drama averaged 1.5/09, up +7% and 1.0/07 in women 18-49, up +11%, highest in both demos since the week ending July 24.

    THE PRICE IS RIGHT 1 averaged 5.07m, its largest average weekly audience since the week ending April 10.


    Though the new B&B opener aired yesterday (Nov 17) with no sign of Winsor Harmon (Thorne) in it, the actor remains on recurring status with the show. He did take to Twitter to thank the fans for their support through the years: "I want to thank everyone for 17 Beautiful years playing Thorne I love you all Thank U for the amazing run B&B you'll forever B a part of me."

    No Regrets

    THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's John McCook (Eric) may be a terrific actor, but when it comes to that broad smile which seems permanently etched upon his face, that's no put-on. He really is that content with the life he's carved out for himself and the career that he forged by never passing on an opportunity that fell at his feet.

    Soaps In Depth caught up with McCook when he visited New York City as part of B&B's pop-up fan event in September. Being in the City That Never Sleeps reminded the actor of his early career in musical theater and the crossroads he reached when Hollywood offered him an opportunity to make his mark in film and television.

    "If I had stayed in New York all those years ago, I could have been a contender [on stage] in a way that I probably wouldn't have been 10 years later," he says, "but Warner Bros. signed me to a contract and sent me home to Southern California."

    Find out why he has no regrets about trading in Broadway dreams for a stable career at B&B in the latest issue of our magazine, on-sale now!


    The Emmy-winning web series, THE BAY, returns in December with 8 new episodes. Two new episodes will air back-to-back on Tuesday, December 1, with the third show airing on Thursday, December 3. Additional new episodes will then be released every Tuesday and Thursday (December 8, 10, 15, and 17), with the season finale airing on Dec. 22nd. The show features faves like DAYS’s Mary Beth Evans (Kayla), Ronn Moss (ex-Ridge, B&B), Jacklyn Zeman (Bobbie, GH), Matthew Ashford (ex-Jack, DAYS) as series regulars. To learn more about it, go to


    A DAYS spokesperson confirms that Brandon Beemer has reclaimed the role of Shawn Brady, currently being played by Jason Cook. Look for him to air in early 2016. The actor attended the 50th anniversary bash on Saturday night and was on set yesterday for the continued celebration at the studio.


    Might B&B viewers finally meet Ivy’s mother? BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL sent out a casting notice for “Claire,” a recurring role for a, “strong, beautiful woman who is 50-60 — and must be Australian.” When asked over the summer about the possibility of casting her TV mother, Ashleigh Brewer (Ivy) quipped, “That would be great. We actually spoke of her yesterday on the show. We said that she was in Australia and doesn’t like getting on planes very much, so we’re going to have to figure out how to get her here. Maybe we can shoot a cruise or something?” The role is expected to begin taping in two weeks.


    BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL has cast actress Felisha Cooper in the newly-created role of Sasha. Her first tape date was October 27, and she will first air on December 15. Cooper’s previous credits include the 2015 Whitney Houston biopic, WHITNEY, and this summer’s disaster spectacular, LAVALANTULA.

    Betty White is Miss Halloween 1976 in Paul Lynde’s bizarre special

    (Video) With the plethora of spooky goodies currently available to watch, one might be conflicted regarding what Halloween-themed show is worth the time. Well, put all of your plans on hold as there is one precious gem that needs your attention.

    No, it’s not the recent “Treehouse of Horror” episode or the “Sleepy Hollow”-“Bones” crossover event. The program in question is none other than “The Paul Lynde Halloween Special.” Brace yourselves for revisiting this wonderfully strange holiday classic.

    Recorded in 1976, the hour-long special aired just one time on the small-screen and is by far one of the most bonkers things you will ever see. Paul Lynde — the guy that played Uncle Arthur on “Bewitched” — acts as the host of the program which dials the snark and camp all the way up to 11.

    Throughout the episode, are celebrity cameos by the likes of Betty White, “Brady Bunch” star Florence Henderson and Donnie & Marie Osmond. Even the Wicked Witch from “The Wizard of Oz” (Margaret Hamilton) shows up for the party.

    The rock band KISS also shows up — this is two years before “KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park” was a thing — to perform three of their songs. However, it’s Henderson who may take the cake with her disco rendition of “That Old Black Magic.”

    Betty White will guest-star on NBC’s midseason comedy Crowded

    Betty White will guest-star on NBC’s midseason comedy Crowded, TVLine has confirmed. The veteran actress — who first announced the news via Twitter — will play a therapy patient of Carrie Preston’s character who becomes so attached to the whole Moore family that she won’t leave their house. White’s Hot in Cleveland co-star Jane Leeves also appears as her daughter.

    Agnes Bruckner Expecting First Child

    There’s a baby on board for actress Agnes Bruckner!

    The Returned star is expecting her first child with boyfriend Alefaio Brewer, her rep confirms exclusively to PEOPLE.

    “From a young age, I dreamed about being a mom, and now it’s finally happening for real and I couldn’t be more excited!” Bruckner tells PEOPLE. “I’m looking forward to this next chapter in my life.”

    On Wednesday, the mom-to-be posted a photo on her Instagram account that showed her and Brewer lounging in Hawaii.

    “Soakin up the sun before the move to Cali,” Bruckner, 30, captioned the cute shot of the couple.

    Aside from playing Deputy Nikki Banks on A&E’s hit show, she also portrayed Anna Nicole Smith in Lifetime’s original movie The Anna Nicole Story in 2012.


    The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2016, NATAS announced today. The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony will take place on Friday, April 29, 2016. Venues are still to be determined. “Daytime television continues to evolve and each year I am humbled by the depth of talent and production that takes place day in and day out in our industry,” said David Michaels, Senior Executive Director, Daytime Emmy Awards in a statement. “With the proliferation of new programming and the continuous innovations in how, where and when we watch Daytime television, I am looking forward to another year of growth and excellence for the Daytime genre.”

    The Force Is Strong With Fodé!

    What do Superman and Luke Skywalker have in common with THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Pierson Fodé (Thomas)? All three were raised on farms from which they ventured to fulfill their destinies. Soaps In Depth recently chatted with the soap newcomer about his humble origins and how he was inspired to pursue an acting career.

    "I wanted to be able to be one of those people that made it, who could inspire other kids to get off the farm or out of their little neighborhoods and change a little piece of their world," he explains.

    While Fodé's journey to stardom wasn't always easy, he credits his hardworking parents with instilling in him the drive and determination required to achieve his dream. In fact, his first name means "rock," which he likens to having been given a strong foundation.

    "On the farm, my parents had a rule: if you want it, you can work and earn the money to buy it," he says.

    Today, Fodé's life seems worlds away from his agrarian upbringing, but he couldn't be more proud of his past.

    "I love being able to share my story, to say that I cam from raising cows and selling asparagus on the side of the road."

    Want to read more about what makes Fodé tick? Then check out our feature interview with him in the next issue of Soaps In Depth, on sale now!

    She Did It!

    Congratulations to THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) for completing this weekend's Ironman Triathlon in Kona, HA with a time of fifteen hours and fifty-seven minutes!

    Lang swam 2.4 miles, biked 112 miles and ran a full marathon (that's 26.2 miles) on Saturday. (Wow! We're exhausted just writing that!) The actress took to social media after the race and said it was magic to her ears to hear "Katherine Kelly Lang, you are an Ironman!" announced over the loudspeakers when she crossed the finish line. This is the first full Ironman competition Lang has ever competed in. "The theme of this race was [the Hawaiian word] ONIPA'A — [which means] perseverance and strength to move forward," she noted on Instagram. "And that is exactly what I did ... Thank you to all who supported me through this experience!"


    BIG BROTHER 17 houseguests Meg Maley, John McGuire and James Huling will appear on B&B's Halloween episode on October 30 at the Forrester Creations Halloween party, reports For a behind the scenes preview of their spooky costumes, click here.


    Obba Babatundé and Anna Maria Horsford are heading back to B&B on October 22, when Julius and Vivienne relocate to Los Angeles, reports TV Guide’s Michael Logan. Julius will have plenty to say about the fact that Maya and Rick have asked Nicole to be their surrogate. For the full scoop, go to:

    "B&B" Film Is Festival-Ready!

    In the running at this year's Carmel International Film Festival is a movie with BOLD & BEAUTIFUL ties. Maybe Someday, a film produced by B&B's producer/director Cynthia J. Popp and B&B casting director Christy Dooley, was accepted into the prestigious festival, which runs from Wednesday, October 21, through Sunday, October 25. The movie, about the travails of a twenty-something slacker who gets his life back on track with help from his future daughter, features performances by B&B's own Alley Mills (Pam) and Kim Matula (ex-Hope). For more information on the festival, visit And best of luck to Popp and Dooley!


    CBS's entire daytime lineup posted week-to-week growth, while THE TALK topped “The View” in viewers and key women demographics for the second straight week, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Oct. 2.

    LET'S MAKE A DEAL 1 averaged 2.97m and LET'S MAKE A DEAL 2 averaged 3.52m, up +9% and +16% respectively from the same week last year. LMAD 2 was also up +13% in women 25-54 (0.9/07 from 0.8/06) and +17% in women 18-49 (0.7/06 from 0.6/05).

    PRICE IS RIGHT 1 was up +3% in viewers (4.72m from 4.57m), +10% in women 25-54 (1.1/08 from 1.0/07) and +14% in women 18-49 (0.8/06 from 0.7/06). PRICE IS RIGHT 2 saw increases of +10% in viewers (5.46m from 4.97m), +18% in women 25-54 (1.3/09 from 1.1/08) and +29% in women 18-49 (0.9/07 from 0.7/06).

    THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS gained +5% in viewers (4.61m from 4.40m) and +7% in women 25-54 (1.6/11 from 1.5/10).

    THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL posted increases of +5% in viewers (3.63m from 3.45m), +17% in women 25-54 (1.4/09 from 1.2/08) and +13% in women 18-49 (0.9/06 from 0.8/06).

    THE TALK was up +9% in viewers (2.57m from 2.36m), +11% in women 25-54 (1.0/06 from 0.9/06) and +17% in women 18-49 (0.7/05 from 0.6/04). THE TALK outrated “The View” in viewers (vs. 2.43m), women 25-54 (vs. 0.9/06) and women 18-49 (vs. 0.6/07) for the second straight week.

    Let The Bidding Commence!

    THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) and THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS's Tracey Bregman (Lauren) want you to have their bras. Or rather, a Rhonda Shear Ahh Bra they personally designed as part of an online charity auction benefiting breast cancer research! Go to from now through Friday, October 30, to bid on one of ten celebrity-designed bras as part of the Rhonda Shear Celebrity Ahh Bra Breast Cancer Auction.

    Lang and Bregman joined Hollywood names like EXTRA's Mario Lopez (ex-Christian, B&B), model Charlotte Lambert, and actress Marilu Henner in putting their special spin on the bestselling comfort bra. Lang's design features autographs from many of her B&B co-stars. "Anything I can do to help support the fight against breast cancer," says the actress, who is also an ambassador for the Breakaway From Cancer foundation. Bregman designed a zipper-covered bra in honor of her grandmother, who passed away from breast cancer. All money raised in the auction will be donated to the American Cancer Society for breast cancer research.


    BIG BROTHER 17 fan fave Jason Roy will appear on BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL on Monday, October 12. The supermarket cashier from Swansea, Massachusetts, will play a pizza delivery person who makes a stop at the Spencer beach house, where he’ll share scenes with Darin Brooks (Wyatt) and Ashleigh Brewer (Ivy).

    What's Next For Maya?

    THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Maya wasn't always sure marriage for her and Rick would be in the cards — especially after her transgender status was plastered across every Spencer publication in the world! But all's well that ends well for the newly married Mrs. Rick Forrester... or is it?

    Karla Mosley (Maya) acknowledges that there's still a lot of potential drama that could threaten her alter ego's newfound bliss. Take Maya's conflict with her father, Julius, for example.

    "He's trying to [accept her]," the actress admits, "but the things he said to her on her wedding day... those were things no child should have to hear."

    Speaking of children, could having a family of their own be Rick and Maya's next goal, or will career ambitions keep them wholly distracted as the rest of the year unfolds? Mosley admits she's just as curious as the rest of us to find out! In the meantime, catch up with the actress by picking up the latest issue of Soaps In Depth, on sale now!


    Bryan R. Dattilo (Lucas, DAYS), Sean Kanan (Deacon, B&B), Cady McClain (ex-Kelly, Y&R et al), Melissa Archer (ex-Serena DAYS et al) and Andrew Trischitta (ex-Jack, OLTL) have all been tapped to appear in the upcoming season of the web soap YOUTHFUL DAZE. While details of their roles have not been released, the actors have tweeted the names of their characters. Dattilo will be playing Eric, Kanan will be playing cult leader Richie Kingsly, McClain will be playing Aunt Kathy, Archer will be playing Monica Reynolds and Trischitta will be playing Travis. The new season of YOUTHFUL DAZE will be available on their website, beginning February 20, 2016.


    Brian Gaskill (ex-Dylan, GL et al) and his girlfriend, Ambika Leigh, were involved in a car accident over the weekend, when a car being pursued by police in a high speed chase crashed into their vehicle. Both Gaskill and his girlfriend are doing okay, but his car was totaled. "Thankful to be alive after being hit in the climax of a high speed chase.... It was even televised .... And I thought Castle was gonna be my return to TV ...ha (sorry for the humor)," he posted on Facebook. "Ambika Leigh was with me and I'm so grateful we are still to you all. here's the video"

    Surprise! Usher And His Girlfriend Eloped Before Jetting to Cuba

    DJ definitely got Usher (ex-Raymond, B&B) to fall in love. The singer and his longtime girlfriend Grace Miguel secretly tied the knot before hopping a plane to Cuba for their honeymoon, Us Weeky reports.

    The two originally planned on holding a ceremony for 100 guests before deciding to elope over Labor Day weekend, a source said. If there was any doubt, Usher's wedding band is clearly visible in an Instagram photo posted by his new bride.

    Usher is a dad to two sons, Naviyd Ely, 6, and Usher Raymond V, 7. He was previously married to Tameka Foster from 2007 to 2009.


    Soap Opera Digest is thrilled to announce that B&B's Jacob Young (Rick) and his wife, Christen, will be welcoming their third child in February 2016. The new addition will join brother Luke, 7, and Molly, 2. Our warmest congratulations to the entire Young family!

    Gina Rodriguez and Henri Esteve Split After One Year Together

    Gina Rodriguez and Henri Esteve have ended their relationship, multiple sources confirm exclusively to PEOPLE.

    Over Emmys weekend, the Jane the Virgin star made the rounds solo, prompting speculation she and her boyfriend of one year were over.

    "Gina really cared for him. She is a sweet person with a prosperous career, but she has limited time and it was just a mutual split," says the source. "They are still friends and very realistic about relationships."

    In June, Rodriguez, 30, gushed about her ex in a sweet (and now deleted) Instagram post.

    "It's you. It's always been you. One year down, I pray for a 100 more. Happy anniversary my love," she captioned a photo of them.

    Rodriguez didn't let any sign of heartbreak show at the Emmy Awards on Sunday. With a big smile on her face, the actress stunned in a beaded, pink Lorena Sarbu dress and Forevermark jewels and had her hair styled into a sleek ponytail by Joico's celebrity hair stylist Paul Norton.

    She even re-grammed a fun shot posted by co-presenter John Stamos captioned "Me and Gina. Two virgins."

    "He's amazing and super supportive," Rodriguez told PEOPLE of Esteve in late 2014. "He's my partner-in-crime."


    B&B is casting the role of Alisha, who is described as an 18-21 year-old who is Hispanic or Middle Eastern, sexy, Midwestern, unsophisticated and beautiful.

    Constantine Maroulis -- Dodges Domestic Violence Bullet

    "American Idol" alum Constantine Maroulis just got a big win in court because the domestic assault charges he was facing have been dropped ... but there's a catch.

    A judge dismissed the case after Maroulis and his baby mama, Angel Reed, agreed they wouldn't get violent with one another.

    The judge said if their relationship -- whatever it is -- is violence-free for the next 6 months, Constantine is in the clear.

    Reed had claimed Maroulis kicked her in the groin and pulled her hair during the August fight at their NJ home. Maroulis claimed he had acted in self-defense and got a restraining order against her.

    The couple has a 4-year-old daughter.

    The Vampire Diaries's Kayla Ewell Weds Longtime Boyfriend Tanner Novlan

    The Vampire Diaries's Kayla Ewell has found her eternal love.

    The star wed her longtime boyfriend Tanner Novlan in an elegant ceremony in front of nearly 200 of their closest family and friends at the Jonathan Club in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday evening, the couple confirms exclusively to PEOPLE.

    The pair – whose wedding was planned by Wish Wonder Dream's Michael T. Vega – met five years ago on set of Australian band Sick Puppies' music video for their single "Maybe."

    "It was my birthday, and I got a phone call to do a music video," says Ewell. "I was with my girlfriend at lunch and she was like, 'It's your birthday and you got a phone call out of the blue to do this music video? I think you should do it!' I joke with Tanner that he was the best birthday present that I ever got."

    Novlan – who is currently shooting his upcoming film Flatbush Luck – popped the question nine months ago while the couple were enjoying a private sailboat ride in Santa Monica, California.

    "Kayla is a tough one to surprise," says Novlan. "I told the captain over the phone, 'We have to do it right away because the nerves are going!' He said, 'Why don't I take a picture of you in front of the sunset, so she went up and I got my sweater which had the ring in it.' "

    After celebrating with champagne, the couple returned to another surprise for Ewell after they undocked. "My entire family flew in and had sparklers and champagne and were jumping up and down," says the actress. "The celebration isn't complete without my family. It was a really special time."

    Choosing the Jonathan Club as the venue for their big day was a "no brainer" for the duo. "It has a lot of meaning to me because we spend a lot of family time there," says Ewell. "It's just so beautiful and there's so much history there."

    The couple's ceremony was officiated by the bride's uncle, and the first time they laid eyes on each other on their wedding day was when Ewell walked down the aisle.

    "It was really important for both of us to have that real moment," says Ewell, who wore a Monique Lhuillhier gown. Adds Novlan: "It's emotional!"

    And yes, Ewell's Vampire Diaries' family are joining in on the fun. Standing by her side as one of six bridesmaids was her former co-star Candice Accola, who's expecting her first baby with husband Joe King.

    "I was in her wedding. When you go through that with someone, you have a bond with them afterwards that is unlike any other feeling," says Ewell of Accola, who will be wearing a Jenny Yoo dress along with five other bridesmaids. "I have two pregnant bridesmaids. The dress is an empire waist, which is perfect so their little baby bumps can show."

    Her close friend and former co-star Nina Dobrev and boyfriend Austin Stowell ("I did a movie with him two years ago," says Ewell) also celebrated with the happy couple, along with Michael Trevino, Zach Roerig and Sara Canning.

    "They're really special," says Ewell of her Vampire Diaries family. "It's been really fun, and it means a lot that they're all coming."

    At the reception, the newlyweds will share their first dance to Alabama Shakes' "You Ain't Alone," and Ewell's 93-year-old grandfather will sing "The Way You Look Tonight" for her father-daughter dance.

    "There's no formal sit-down," says Novlan, who wore a Theory tux. "We'll have stations with really great food, but it'll be a relaxed feel of 'Enjoy yourself.' If you want to go get a drink at the bar, go! We want people to mingle." Says Ewell: "We want the atmosphere to be so relaxed and fun, so we have a live band and we've asked them to learn the 'Nae Nae.' When the ballroom doors open, we want to have drinks flowing, music going and everyone just partying."

    After the reception, the party will continue on the rooftop, where a deejay will keep the guests pumped up. "At midnight, everyone's going to line the halls, and Kayla and I are going to get in the elevator and get whisked away to the after party," says Novlan.

    On Sunday, the duo will celebrate their new marital status by jetting off to Belize for their honeymoon.

    "We started as friends and we just continue to grow," says Novlan. "I'm just really excited to grow now into marriage. She's an awesome, positive light and the complete package." Says Ewell: "Whatever happens, we can take it. We've got each other!"

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    Wiggle Waggle Walk Set for Sept. 27

    The 17th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk is just around the corner and the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is inviting animal lovers and their canine friends to its community fundraiser for animals at Brookside Park adjacent to the Rose Bowl on Sunday, September 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Organizers have set a goal to raise $400,000 from the event, which will be used for food, shelter and medical care for homeless animals, nearly 12,000 of which are taken in by the PHS every year.

    The Pasadena Humane Society announced it will be hosting a canine talent show during the event called ‘The Wag Factor,’ new this year, which will feature furry friends showing off their greatest skills. Owners can sign up near the stage from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Walk, and the contest will take place on the stage at 10:45 a.m. The dog with the most ‘wag-tacular’ talent will win a Sojos prize pack valued at over $150 and more!

    A photo contest was also launched earlier this month on its Facebook page for Wiggle Waggle Walk participants who are being encouraged to share photos of their dogs getting ready for the walk and use the hashtag #wigglewagglewarmup for a chance to win ‘pawesome’ prizes!

    “This year’s walk is sure to be a blast, and we’re excited about the fun new features we’ve added,” said Kristina Lamas, Vice President of Development for the Pasadena Humane Society. “We’re amazed at the great work our teams and fundraisers have been doing, and are honored by the great sponsors who have signed on this year, but we’re still far from our target goal and encourage those with an affinity for animals to help us spread the word,” she added.

    Participants are encouraged to fundraise for the animals by registering on the Wiggle Waggle Walk website and asking family, friends and co-workers for donations. Non-walkers, and those unable to attend the event, can also donate via the website. Registration is free, and entrants who raise $75 will receive an official Wiggle Waggle Walk T-shirt.

    Fundraisers can receive a spot in the coveted VIP Tent by raising $1,000 or more. The VIP Tent will feature a complimentary bar courtesy of our sponsors: Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Barefoot Wine, Stone Brewery and Mount Gay Rum. There will also be free food and our special Doggy Duds Boutique booth, which will be offering lots of free giveaways including leashes, collars, clothes and more. VIP’s will also receive express registration directly at the VIP Tent at the event.

    This year’s returning MC for the walk is Andrea Evans, an animal rights activist who is known for her role of Tina Lord on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live. She has also appeared on The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, and Passions.

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    Victoria Justice Talks ''Really Sweet'' Boyfriend Pierson Fodé, Says Dating in the Spotlight Can Be ''Uncomfortable'

    (Pic) Victoria Justice has a new movie...and a new man!

    The 22-year-old beauty stopped by the E! News studio on Thursday to chat about her forthcoming film Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List, which will be released next Friday.

    But of course, we also had to get the scoop on her super-hot co-star Pierson Fodé, who also happens to be her real-life boyfriend!

    "I met him at the audition and it was cool, we became friends and he's a great guy," she gushed, not wanting to reveal too much about her beau. "He's really sweet. And just a great really tall person."

    In the coming-of-age romantic comedy, Justice plays Naomi, a college freshman who is in love with her gay best friend Ely (Fodé). The two have a "no kiss list" so that no man will come between their friendship, but things take a complicated turn when Ely falls in love with Naomi's current boyfriend.

    Asked if the former Nickelodeon star, who has grown up in the spotlight, relates to her character, she replied, "I can definitely relate to my character Naomi in a lot of ways. She's a very flawed character. She's really vulnerable in a lot of ways, she's a freshman at college starting at NYU," the Eye Candy star shared. "I'm at a point in my life where I'm going through a lot of changes, and I can definitely relate to that—kind of step into your own independence and take charge of your life."

    While Justice is accustomed to living life in the public eye, the brunette stunner rarely discusses her relationships, but promoting a movie with her boyfriend has made her policy a bit more difficult.

    "To be honest with you I get kind of uncomfortable talking about it because I've always been a really private person and it's always been about focusing on the work for me and I don't really talk about my personal life," she admitted. "But it's like in this situation I can't really avoid it..It's different. He's great, and I'm glad we get to share this together."

    Victoria and Pierson's real-life romance blossomed on set and the two began dating in December 2013, just a short while after Justice split from Ryan Rottman—but the adorable couple is just one of the many reasons to see the movie.

    "If you pre-order the movie before Sept. 18, 10 percent of the proceeds are going to the Trevor Project, which is the largest organization for suicide prevention and intervention for LGBTQ youth," Justice shared. "They're doing amazing things and it's so important for that youth to have a place where they feel safe and accepted, so it's a great cause and I'm so happy we're able to get back."

    Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List will be released on Sept. 18 and available on iTunes.

    Bikini-Clad Victoria Justice Packs on the PDA With Her Boyfriend Pierson Fodé

    (Pic) Victoria Justice's bikini body wasn't the only thing that sizzled in Hawaiian waters last week!

    The 22-year-old actress was spotted showing some seriously hot PDA with her boyfriend Pierson Fodé (Thomas, The Bold & The Beautiful)while vacationing Oahu.

    The duo showed off their amazing bodies while frolicking on the beach together. Justice looked flawless in a two-piece black and embroidered bikini and still managed to stay beautiful with absolutely no makeup and wet hair.

    We also couldn't help but notice her beau's bod, too! Fodé revealed his eight-pack abs and ripped arms as he adorably carried his girlfriend out of the water on his back.

    The cute couple began dating in December 2013—just a short while after Justice split from Ryan Rottman—while on set of their upcoming film Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List.

    Though the film features them as lifelong best friends whose friendship is tested when they both fall for the same guy, their real-life love connection blows past friendly (as showcased in their beach PDA).

    In fact, the Nickelodeon alum opened up about her beau, their long distance relationship and her thoughts on young love in the February 2015 issue of Seventeen.

    "It's important to find ways to stay connected—even just playing Words With Friends and Skyping when you can," she explained about making the whole long distance thing work.

    "When you're young, not every relationship is going to work out. You're going to go through breakups, and you're probably going to have your heart broken," she continued. "It's important to remember that just because someone breaks up with you, it doesn't mean there's anything wrong with you. All relationships are a learning curve."

    Ultimately, she says, "It all comes down to chemistry—it's either there or it's not."

    Well, according to these photos… it's totally there!

    Soap Opera Writers Forced By Producers To Get WGA Waivers For Less Work & Pay

    ( More and more soap opera writers are being “bullied” by producers into requesting waivers from the WGA to take pay cuts, according to guild sources, one of whom described it as a “particularly insidious” problem that’s “cropping up regularly on daytime TV.” The guild, however, has been powerless to do anything about it because the writers are afraid that they’ll lose their jobs if they speak up. WGA sources say that veteran CBS soaps The Bold And The Beautiful and The Young And The Restless are the ones the guild has received the most complaints about. “Writers have told the guild this is happening,” said a WGA source.

    The guild’s contract requires a show’s soap writers to be given one assignment a week, but writers can ask for a waiver to cut back on the workload if they have a legitimate reason, such as illness or a family emergency. Some crafty producers, however, allegedly have been gaming the system by bullying less-favored writers into asking the guild for waivers to reduce their assignments by one or more a month, even though they actually want to continue working full time. Sources say that some writers have been forced to give up a script or two a month so that an actor or a line producer can write a show or so a new writer can be brought in at no extra cost.

    The contract language governing these waivers was meant to protect writers by mandating that the request come from the writer. If it does, the contract requires the guild to grant the waiver, but if the guild determines that it originated from the company, it can refuse. The guild, however, has yet to deny such a waiver requested by a soap writer.

    Guild records show that from June 2014 through June 2015, the guild granted 23 such waivers to soap writers – 16 on CBS’ The Bold And The Beautiful, six to writers on the network’s The Young And The Restless, and one to a writer on NBC’s Days Of Our Lives. In the previous year, writers on B&B requested another 11 waivers, and Y&R writers asked for two. A spokesperson for Bell-Phillip Television Productions, which produces both CBS daytime dramas, declined comment “at this time.”

    “The number of waiver requests have multiplied over the last decade,” said Karen Harris, a WGA board member and former chair of the guild’s Daytime Writers Committee who sits on the guild’s Waiver Committee. “Hardly a month goes by when we don’t have a waiver request or two.”

    Harris, a former soap writer, has been one of those leading the charge against the practice. Contacted by Deadline, she said that she knows of one writer who actually wanted the waiver but said that “the vast majority are being told to request a waiver to accept less than what the Minimum Basic Agreement requires.”

    Harris said that she has seen soap writers’ personal service agreements that “memorialize a reduced guarantee along with the condition that the writer seek a waiver every 13 weeks.” This, she believes, “demonstrates coercion on the part of the company and establishes that the waiver requests are often not truly ‘initiated’ by the writers as required by the MBA.”

    Soap operas have been in a steady decline during the past 15 years. Ratings have fallen precipitously, and there now are fewer daytime serials airing on the networks – only four – than at any time in the past half-century. No new daytime soap has been created in this millennium, and many of the old favorites have fallen by the wayside, including Guiding Light, which ended its 72-year run (on radio and television) in 2009; As The World Turns, which ended its 54-year run in 2010; One Life To Live, which was cancelled in 2012 after 43 years; and All My Children, which was cancelled after 41 years in 2011. The latter two had post-network runs online and on OWN.

    “Daytime has contracted,” Harris said. “The pool of available writers is large, and in order for any given writer to continue working in their genre, they’re finding themselves in a position of having to accept what the producers demand.”

    She added: “The producers do it because they can. It gives them more flexibility to pick and choose and let the writers pay the price.”

    Contacted by Deadline, Dan Wilcox, who raised the issue in his campaign for election to the WGA board of directors, called it an “unfair labor practice. It’s a way to hire people at below the contracted minimum.”

    In his campaign statement, Wilcox noted: “Over the last few years, a couple of the companies have begun using the reduced-load waivers to punish some writers and reward others. The companies tell the writers in disfavor to apply for a ‘half-deal’ waiver or be fired. Given a choice between some income and none, the writers request the waiver.”

    Wilcox, a member of the committee that reviews the waivers, wrote that sometimes the committee “learns discretely that a writer is lying and doesn’t really want fewer assignments. But so far those writers have declined to say anything in public, lest they offend the company. Without proof something’s amiss, the guild can do nothing.” He wrote that the contract language that allows the request for the waiver to appear voluntary “has taken the guild’s negotiating power out of the mix, leaving the writers to negotiate one-on-one with the company. We’ve set them up to be bullied.”

    Guild records show that there is growing concern that the companies are pressuring writers to request these waivers, and that several members of the Waiver Committee continue to be frustrated by the waivers, which they view as pay cuts being unfairly imposed by the producers. Guild records also show that the guild’s staff and a majority of the board recognize that the daytime writers are facing increasing pressure to accept these deals, but that the guild believes the solution, if any, does not lie in denying the requests of these particular writers.

    “Until some brave writer risks company disfavor and goes public, this is a problem without a solution,” Wilcox wrote, “Perhaps it is. But there are tweaks we can make to shift the balance a little. I’d like to see the Waiver Committee attach conditions to every one of these reduced-workload waivers making the arrangement non-exclusive, leaving the writer free to look elsewhere for more lucrative work. And if the new job would make it difficult to complete the old one, the writer should be permitted to terminate the waiver deal on one day’s notice.”


    WINTERTHORNE, debuts! The delicious drama, centered around one family's candy dynasty, features plenty of faces familiar to daytime viewers, like GENERAL HOSPITAL's Kirsten Storms (Maxie) and Kathleen Gati (Obrecht), DAYS OF OUR LIVES' Martha Madison (Belle), John-Paul Lavoisier (soon-to-be Philip; ex-Rex, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) and Kevin Spirtas (ex-Craig) and DALLAS matriarch Linda Gray (Sue Ellen; ex-Priscilla, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL).

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    Betty White Is Bones' Newest Squintern

    Bones is not messing around in Season 11.

    The long-running Fox procedural has tapped Betty White to guest star as the Jeffersonian’s latest squintern, TVLine has learned.

    White will play Dr. Beth Mayer, an accomplished, sharp as a tack squintern who is brought in to assist in a murder linked to fantasy football — which just happens to be one of her many areas of expertise. With a half century of work under her belt, Dr. Mayer is considered the world’s most experienced forensic anthropologist, which will lead to some serious competition with Emily Deschanel’s Brennan.

    White is coming off of a six-season run on Hot in Cleveland.

    Her episode is scheduled to air in late October. Bones kicks off Season 11 on Thursday, Oct. 1 at 8/7c.


    On Monday, September 14, the producers of BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL will host an official “Pop-up” Fan Event in New York City to celebrate the show’s 29th season on CBS Daytime. This is the first time that the soap is hosting a fan event in the Big Apple. Cast members scheduled to appear include Thorsten Kaye (Ridge), Linsey Godfrey (Caroline) and John McCook (Eric), with more expected to be announced soon. Tickets to this exclusive fan event, which will be held at the New York Marriott Marquis from 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. are $195, which includes a Live B&B Viewing Party, a buffet reception lunch, a B&B gift bag, photo opportunities, set tour and memorabilia giveaways, along with a very special “Interactive Experience” to coincide with B&B’s premiere episode, the details of which will be revealed at the event. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis and are extremely limited. Click here for more information:

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    Gina Rodriguez accepts dance challenge, passes it along to James Corden

    (Video) “Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez added some sizzle to her shuffle in her answer to a summons set last week by the stars of fellow CW series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” In a just-released video, she is incorporating mambo and salsa moves into a “tap” dance routine.

    The challenge was meant to bring awareness to nonprofit fundraising and grant-making organization Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, to which CW is donating for each video created.

    It also offers a nifty promotional campaign, which interestingly had last week challenged only talent on CBS and CW shows. But all bets are off now that Rodriguez’s dance partner, choreographer Lyrik Cruz, has dared “Grey’s Anatomy’s” Debbie Allen to participate.

    If nothing else, Rodriguez has certainly won the fashion challenge portion of this project. It’ll be fun to see if “Late Late Show” host James Corden, whom she’s dared to participate, can offer up such fancy footwear for his video.

    “Jane the Virgin” returns for its second season Oct. 12 on The CW.


    CBS daytime lineup posted week-to-week and year-to-year growth, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Aug. 14.

    THE TALK was up +6% in viewers (2.45m from 2.31m) and +14% in women 25-54 (0.8/05 from 0.7/05) compared to last week, topping "The View" in viewers (vs. 2.29m) and women 25-54 (vs. 0.7/06). Compared to a year ago, THE TALK was up +5% in viewers (from 2.33m).

    Daytime's number one Network television show THE PRICE IS RIGHT 1 gained +3% in viewers (4.82m from 4.69m) and +10% in women 25-54 (1.1/08 from 1.0/08) while THE PRICE IS RIGHT 2 was up +2% in viewers (5.54m from 5.40m) and +8% in women 25-54 (1.3/09 from 1.2/09) from last week. Versus a year ago, THE PRICE IS RIGHT 1 delivered a gain of +9% in viewers (from 4.43m) while PRICE 2 was up +7% (from 5.16m).

    LET'S MAKE A DEAL 1 was up +3% in viewers (2.94m from 2.87m) from last week and +5% (from 2.81m) from last year. LET'S MAKE A DEAL 2 gained +3% in viewers (3.89m from 3.30m) compared to last year.

    THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS increased +2% in viewers (4.82m from 4.74m) from last week and +9% from last year (from 4.43m). THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL notched increases of +9% in viewers (3.82m from 3.45m) and +8% in women 25-54 (1.4/09 from 1.3/09) versus last week and +10% in viewers (from 3.46m) compared to a year ago.

    Curtis Stone and Lindsay Price heat up food event

    Curtis Stone makes time for romance, even when he’s working.

    Stone’s wife, the actress Lindsay Price, joined him at an event for his new at-sea restaurant, SHARE by Curtis Stone aboard Princess Cruises.

    We’re told the couple looked adorable as they hugged and kissed throughout the event, held in Los Angeles Monday night. He even whipped up a special dish for her: a chicken liver parfait with pomegranate marmalade.

    Price, 38, stunned in an off-the-shoulder floral-print dress 11 months after giving birth to the pair’s second child, a son named Emerson Spencer. The celebrity chef, 39, and the former “Lipstick Jungle” star also share a toddler son named Hudson.

    Constantine Maroulis Arrested for Emailing Baby Mama

    Constantine Maroulis has been arrested a second time in less than a week ... and both times his own baby mama is the one who put him behind bars.

    The former "American Idol" star -- who was busted Wednesday after a physical fight with Angel Reed -- sent an email to her Sunday, which violates a restraining order prohibiting any contact with her.

    Constantine's rep tells TMZ, the email outlined various things that Angel had supposedly done that led to Wednesday's fight -- a fight in which he says he merely defended himself. The rep says the email was supposed to go to Constantine's lawyers, but he accidentally cc'd her.

    He was arrested Sunday night after Angel complained about the email. He's already bailed out.

    Gina Rodriguez on Jane the Virgin's Emmys Snub: Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany "Is My Inspiration"

    Still mad about how Jane the Virgin was snubbed by the Emmys? Don't be, because Gina Rodriguez isn't!

    "Tatiana [Maslany] from Orphan Black, that girl is so phenomenally talented. And it took a few seasons for her to get nominated," Rodriguez told E! News at the Crest 3D White Brilliance 2 Step launch event in NYC. "She is my hope, she is my inspiration, she is my empowerment. I'm so proud of her for getting nominated this year. And if I have to wait my turn, I'll wait my turn. It's fine. I just got to go back into this season, work my ass even harder so that eventually they can recognize it as well."

    As if we couldn't love Rodriguez enough already, she had to bring Maslany into it as well? Perfection overload.

    Rodriguez also couldn't stop gushing about having Britney Spears guest star as herself on the CW telenovela when it returns for its sophomore season this fall.

    "I mean, hello, goodbye, she's everything," Rodriguez says. "I cannot wait to be on set with her. The fact that she's engaging with us already, that she's excited to be there, we only want that. We only want people who want to be part of our family. Britney though, I don't want her to be in just one episode, I want her to be in, like, 10."

    When season two finally premieres, Jane is going to be minus one baby bump...and minus one baby as well, since her newborn son was stolen by drug lord Sin Rostro in the final moments of the season one finale.

    "Without telling you too much, [showrunner] Jennie [Snyder Urman] is freaking brilliant the way she wraps up storylines and starts new ones very quickly," Rodriguez says of Jane's stolen baby. "You are going to see Jane's fearlessness. You are going to see how strong she is and how much she's going to fight as a mother. But there are a lot of other things that will come into play. So hopefully, baby Matteo won't be gone for too long."

    But if/when Jane does get her baby back, what kind of a mother is she going to be?

    "She's going to be a protective, present and very textbook mom," Rodriguez says. "She's the mom that read all the books. I'm really excited about talking about motherhood and really preserving your dreams of still working on yourself. Jane is going to go into motherhood and not let go of her dreams as a writer and not let go of her dreams as a woman and wanting to grow."

    And motherhood certainly isn't going to get in the way of Jane's love life!

    "I'm really excited that Jane's going to get married this season," Rodriguez teases. "I don't know who she's marrying!"

    Jane the Virgin season two premieres Monday, Oct. 12 at 9 p.m. on the CW.

    Gina Rodriguez looks ahead to season 2 of 'Jane the Virgin'

    Immaculate conception (sort of). Engagement. Breakup. Childbirth. Kidnapping.

    So much has already happened to Gina Rodriguez's character in CW's "Jane the Virgin," it almost seems beyond what one person can manage.

    "But she handled it!" Rodriguez laughs triumphantly. And the 31-year-old Golden Globe winner says she can't wait to see what happens in the second season to Jane Villanueva. The only thing she knows for sure: She's gonna be a mom. And she's getting married — though she has no idea to whom. And she's gonna meet Britney Spears, who'll play herself in an upcoming episode.

    "The possibilities are endless," Rodriguez said in an interview this week, her famous enthusiasm bubbling forth with every question and even veering briefly into tears.

    "I'm VERY excited to have Britney Spears on as a guest," Rodriguez said. "And I'm excited to explore motherhood with Jane ... the issues of motherhood, especially at a younger age like Jane is, and wanting to preserve her dreams, wanting to preserve herself."

    There is, of course, one small wrinkle: Jane's newborn was kidnapped from the hospital at the end of the first season. By someone posing as a nurse. Rodriguez acknowledges some fans were terrified. "We're going to resolve that really quickly," she promised.

    There's a lot more Rodriguez is thinking about, besides plot developments. The fast-rising star just finished shooting the film "Deepwater Horizon" opposite Mark Wahlberg. On Sunday, she's co-hosting the Teen Choice Awards. She's also writing a book, titled "I Can and I Will: Tools My Daddy Gave Me."

    Beyond all that, Rodriguez sees herself as uniquely positioned to serve as a role model, both for fellow Latinos and for young people everywhere.

    "Now I get to use my power for good," Rodriguez said in the interview, at a Manhattan event promoting Crest toothpaste. "If I choose to. And I do! And it makes you feel really good inside, to think that just 30 seconds of my time to talk to a kid, or a minute of my time to answer a few tweets, and the effect that has."

    The Chicago-born Rodriguez, whose parents are from Puerto Rico, earned high praise for her Golden Globes speech, in which she said her award represented "a culture that wants see themselves as heroes." She notes she has turned down roles that she's seen as perpetuating Latino stereotypes.

    "I would not be sitting here across from you if I had not decided on my integrity over (such roles)," Rodriguez said.

    Among a number of issues she wants to be vocal about are the damaging beauty standards young girls are subjected to. "What's beautiful about 'Jane the Virgin' is that we have many forms of beauty and we never discuss why they need to be recognized, they just are," she said. "Jane is not your typical lead actress and we're not harping over what she looks like and what she wears. She's just a beautiful strong girl. She just happens to look not like our typical ingenue. I think that's very powerful."

    Rodriguez's eyes misted over when she described meeting teens who tell her, "I feel more comfortable in my own skin because of Jane."

    "I could literally start crying," she said — and then proved it. "OK, I did my job. That's what I was supposed to do this for, you know?"

    B&B's Thomas In New Movie

    (Movie Trailer, Photo) Accoding to Soap Opera Digest Pierson Fode (Thomas, B&B) is dating Victoria Justice, they're also co-starring in the movie Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List in theatres September 18, 2015.

    Constantine Maroulis -- I've Been Framed By Baby Mama ... Wins Restraining Order

    Constantine Maroulis convinced a judge his baby mama is a picture throwing wrecking ball who is anything but a domestic violence victim, and the judge agreed ... at least temporarily.

    Constantine got a restraining order against Angel Reed, just hours after HE was arrested for allegedly kicking her in the groin. He claims that she has a history of abusing him.

    The "American Idol" alum made a beeline for court after getting released, armed with paperwork alleging a pattern of abuse by Angel. He says she's thrown a picture frame at him, destroyed numerous personal items and went on a campaign of harassment.

    The restraining order is tricky, since they share a 4-year-old daughter and live in the same house. The judge ordered Angel to stay clear of the house. The judge did not prohibit her from having contact with their kid.

    American Idol Alum Constantine Maroulis Arrested for Domestic Violence—Get the Details

    Theater star and former American Idol contestant Constantine Maroulis (ex-Constantine Parros, The Bold & The Beautiful) was arrested and subsequently released on domestic violence charges this morning.

    Authorities took the season four finalist in after he allegedly got physical with girlfriend Angel Reed, who is also the mother of his 4-year-old daughter, at their Wyckoff, N.J., home.

    The pair reportedly got into a heated argument that allegedly turned into a physical confrontation. Law enforcement sources told TMZ, who first reported the story, that Reed called 911 from their home claiming he threw her to the ground and kicked her in the groin.

    However Maroulis' rep tells E! News the former reality star was only defending himself and sustained an injury on his right thigh.

    "He did not throw her to the ground or kick her in the groin during this incident," the statement to E! News states. "He consequently left their home to protect himself and to diffuse the situation. Some time later, the local police came and arrested him for domestic abuse. He paid a small bail and was released."

    E! News has reached out to local police and Reed for comment.

    Maroulis' rep adds, "Mr. Maroulis intends to defend himself vigorously, as well as protect his child, both in the court of law and, as necessary, in the court of public opinion and is confident that he will be completely vindicated when the truth is known. He thanks his family, friends, fans and supporters for their continued faith and trust in him during this challenging time and assures them that their belief in him is warranted."

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    See TV's first wedding featuring a transgender character on Bold and The Beautiful

    (Video) Historic wedding bells are about to ring on The Bold and the Beautiful.

    Beginning Aug. 10, the CBS daytime drama will start airing the nuptials of Rick Forrester (Jacob Young) and Maya Avant (Karla Mosley), who is television’s first transgender character to exchange vows. But like any soap opera wedding, the celebration will come with its fair share of drama!

    In this exclusive clip, the wedding is interrupted when Maya confronts her conservative father Julius (Obba Babatunde) about his feelings toward her transition.

    “I will not be publicly embarrassed by my own flesh and blood!” Julius exclaims.

    Maya’s transition was first revealed in March on the CBS sudser.

    “Karla Mosley has been brilliant in the role of transgender model Maya Avant,” said executive producer and head writer Bradley Bell. “When I first explained the story, she eagerly jumped on board and away we went. My writing and producing team, along with the actors have collaborated with GLAAD on scripts and media training. It’s been an honor to tell this positive story of love and acceptance and now we will see the drama peak as we reach Rick and Maya’s wedding day, which will not be an easy walk down the aisle. I’m told we’re the first show in television history to include a story with a transgender character getting married and my hope is that in the future there will be many more.”

    No-Drama Mama

    Having been bested by Steffy in the "Who Will Win Liam?" competition, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Ivy has found a none-too-shabby consolation prize in his brother, Wyatt. And after what she's been through this summer, she deserves it, notes her portrayer, Ashleigh Brewer!

    "It definitely got to the point where I'd read the script and my heart would break for her a little bit," says the actress of her alter ego's rough go of things with Liam, who, in the eyes of many fans, disrespected the brunette by tossing her aside in favor of her overtly sexy cousin. "Even as an actor, it's upsetting when a relationship like that ends," adds Pearce. "You build a nice, solid working relationship with a co-star, and then you're like, 'Awww — we're not going to be working with each other as much!'"

    Soaps In Depth recently caught up with Brewer to chat about what makes Ivy different from the other "Forresters" on the show, and whether or not the jewelry maker might ever rethink her insistence on taking the high road in life. We've got it all in the latest issue, on-sale now!


    Aly's shocking death on B&B still has the fans talking — and Ashlyn Pearce opens up about her on-air demise, and saying good-bye to her daytime home, in the new issue of Soap Opera Digest, on sale Friday. She got the news from Head Writer/Executive Producer Bradley P. Bell, who called her with word of the imminent twist. "Of course, my first thought was, ‘Oh, no. This is the death of my character and I’m really sad about that.’ " The actress was greatly moved by fan response to Aly's fate. "Aly resonated with a lot of viewers, but the magnitude of people who were sad about losing this character ... it touched me," she says. "That’s when it hit me that, ‘Wow, this is really over.’ " Don't miss the rest of her poignant interview in the next issue of Soap Opera Digest.


    Linsey Godfrey (Caroline, B&B) and Robert Adamson (Noah, Y&R), parents to daughter, Aleda, 1, have split. "Actress Linsey Godfrey and her fiancé, actor Robert Adamson, have made the difficult decision to call off their engagement and separate,” a B&B spokesperson confirms to Digest. "They will always remain connected as they are committed to co-parenting their daughter Aleda in a loving and amicable environment and her needs will always be their common priority. They thank their fans for their support and ask that their privacy regarding this matter be respected."

    Here's what Betty White thinks of Cecil the lion's killing

    Betty White, a passionate animal activist, has harsh words for the Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion while on a hunting trip in Zimbabwe this month.

    "You don't want to hear some of the things I want to do to that man," the 93-year-old actress told The Associated Press on Thursday.

    "It's such a heartbreaker. You can't even talk about it, and to see this king of the jungle and personifying it in every way, this gorgeous creature. How can somebody do that?"

    Cecil was drawn from a wildlife preserve and shot by American hunter Walter James Palmer on July 1. Palmer is believed to have shot the lion with a bow and then the wounded cat was tracked for 40 hours before he killed it with a gun.

    Palmer released a statement this week through a publicist saying he was with professional guides and believed the hunt was legal. The firm is no longer helping Palmer.

    White, who said she's "loved animals since the womb," was promoting a new block of programming in August on Discovery Family Channel called "Pawgust," with shows, specials and movies about animals. White will serve as the host of "Pawgust," and be featured in promos.

    "Anything that promotes positive animal knowledge or talk I'm all for," said White of her involvement.

    Visit SOUTH BEACH Today!

    The sexy new digital drama SOUTH BEACH is now available for streaming on Hulu, featuring THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL star Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy), and daytime vets Jordi Vilasuso (Griffin, ALL MY CHILDREN; Tony, GUIDING LIGHT) and Marc Menard (Boyd, AMC). The six-episode series is set in the trendy Miami neighborhood — where some secrets refuse to stay buried in the sand.

    Wood plays nightclub owner Samantha Lear, Vilasuso is drug lord Isaac Santero and Menard is Vincent York. "It's about two record labels, one of which owns a nightclub. And they're competing for the top acts in Miami," explains Vilasuso. "In the midst of all this, there's a murder — which may or may not be a serial killer who disappeared 20 years ago. My character comes from the other side of the tracks. He's very Machiavellian and he's profiled you before you've met him."

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    ‘When Calls The Heart’ Renewed For Season 3 On Hallmark Channel

    Hallmark Channel has picked up a third season of original scripted series When Calls The Heart for premiere in February. The network ordered 10 hours of Season 3, with a 2-hour sneak peek of episodes 1 and 2 premiering during the 2015 holiday season. Based on the bestselling series of books of the same name by Janette Oke, When Calls The Heart tells the story of a young woman who begins a new chapter in her life in an early 20th century coal mining town. Stars Lori Loughlin, Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing and Kristina Wagner are set to return for Season 3.

    When Calls The Heart is produced by Believe Pictures and Brad Krevoy TV. Krevoy, Tony Blake, Robin Bernheim, Brian Bird, Michael Landon, Jr., and Michael Shepard are exec producers. Eric Jarboe and Neill Fearnley co-executive produce.

    B&B Alum Pregnant Again!

    THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL alum Ashley Tesoro — née Cafagna, who played Kimberly on the soap from 1998-2001 — is expecting her second child with her husband, Christian minister Anthony Tesoro. "We are thrilled to announce we are having baby number 2!" the pregnant star tweeted. "Anthony and I feel so blessed."

    In making their announcement, the Tesoros (who run a Christian blog and vlog together) shared that they are expecting a boy. Their son, Gabriella, is 1 1/2. Congratulations!

    Diamont's Mission: Make 'Em Laugh

    THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Don Diamont knows his alter ego, Bill, can be crass, cocky, impudent and arrogant, but does he make you laugh? If so, then the actor is confident he's doing his job right.

    "I recently got a text from my cousin saying that a friend of hers on Facebook told her she laughed-out-loud at my scene," he says. "I think that's why audiences love Bill. He's entertaining, he's fun, and he brings everybody in on the joke. He's very multi-dimensional in that way." Diamont recently chatted with Soaps In Depth about how humor is the most important component of his character, and why it makes him immune, in many ways, from being boxed into storyline corners — a fate that can sometimes befall other daytime villains.

    "Bill just really has fun messing with people," the actor says with a chuckle. "I see him as a sort of pirate, but the pirate that people love. He's an antihero."

    Check out the latest issue, on sale now, to find out which legendary characters in film and television history have inspired Diamont's portrayal. (We guarantee a few will surprise you!)

    Shocker! Popular B&B Star Is Out!

    In a move almost as shocking as the surprise twist during today's episode of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, Ashlyn Pearce (Aly) has announced that she's exiting the soap. "Thank you all for the love & support," the popular young actress posted on Twitter after Aly seemingly died following a confrontation with Steffy on today's show. "Aly Forrester was a role I feel so blessed to have been able to play. #TeamAly."

    Pearce joined the B&B cast in 2013 when the role of Thorne and Darla's daughter was aged to be a teenager. Tell us in the comments below, are you sad to see Pearce exit as Aly?

    She's bold AND beautiful! Age defying Katherine Kelly Lang, 53, displays her youthful looks as she visits Bondi Beach

    ( (Photo, Video) Time may well be a cruel mistress, but the years have clearly been kind to Katherine Kelly Lang.

    The 53-year-old actress, best known for her role as Brooke Logan on US soap The Bold And The Beautiful, showed off her youthful features during an appearance on Sydney’s Bondi Beach, where she was joined by a troupe of shirtless surfers on Wednesday afternoon.

    Sporting a tropical multi-print kaftan and cropped denim shorts, Katherine glowed as she helped TV Week Soap Extra celebrate their first birthday.

    Indeed, the American actress, who made her debut on the popular soap in 1987, looked fresh and youthful while posing on a surfboard.

    Katherine is in New South Wales to promote her latest range of kaftans, and she admitted the warm climate and outdoor lifestyle is what prompted her sixth visit to Australia.

    'I love Australia, it is beautiful,' she told Confidential. 'It is my style. Everyone is healthy, spends a lot of time outdoors and it has that athletic vibe. I have been here so many times and can’t wait to come back.'

    The actress has been one of the star's of the world's most watched soap opera since 1987.

    Her character Brooke Logan's love affair with Ridge Forrester, played by Ronn Moss, has been a key story arc for over 20 years.

    In addition an epic love triangle featuring Brooke, Ridge, and Taylor stretched across an entire decade.

    Married twice, she divorced second husband Alex D'Andrea in 2014 after 17-years of marriage.

    Her former husband began his career at the prestigious NYU Film School, then moved on to production and development positions at the likes of Orion Pictures and Epic Productions.

    He is in partnership with Stephen Baldwin in their company Baldwin D'Andrea, and in 2011 launched his own company ADA & Associates Management & Productions.


    Molly McCook, daughter of B&B’s John McCook (Eric), has been cast in the Mischa Barton role of tragic popular girl Marissa Cooper in the L.A. stage production of The Unauthorized O.C. Musical, reports McCook most recently played the Reese Witherspoon role in Cruel Intentions: The Musical. The gang from the hit teen sudser THE O.C., which ran on the CW from 2003-07, gets the musical treatment for one-night only performance on August 30. Others in the cast include Tilky Jones (ex-Sean, NASHVILLE) as Ryan, Brendan Robinson (ex-Lucas, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS) as Seth and Greer Grammer (ex-Lissa, AWKWARD) as Summer. Autumn Reeser, who played Taylor during the series’ run, returns this time playing manipulative momma bear Julie Cooper. The event takes place at The Federal Bar in North Hollywood, CA. McCook appeared several times on B&B in 2010 as Margot, a friend of Hope’s (Kim Matula).

    Lifetime Greenlights Charles Manson Girls Movie; MacKenzie Mauzy Leads Cast

    Lifetime will be revisiting one of the most gruesome crimes in 20th century America, the Manson Family murders. The network has greenlighted Manson’s Lost Girls (working title), an original movie about the circle of teenaged girls who fell under the demonic spell of Charles Manson and helped carry out brutal killings meant to start an apocalyptic race war. Manson will be played by Jeff Ward. Cast as Manson girls are MacKenzie Mauzy (Into The Woods) as Linda Kasabian, Eden Brolin (I Dream Too Much) as Susan Atkins and Greer Grammer (Awkward) as Leslie Van Houten. Christian Madsen (Divergent) plays Manson family member Tex Watson.

    Manson’s Lost Girls, from Asylum Entertainment, tells the story of Linda Kasabian (Mauzy) as she first meets “the family” at the seemingly idyllic Spahn Ranch hippie commune, where she and her baby daughter are embraced with open arms. Seduced by the group’s free-love lifestyle, Linda revels in a profound sense of sisterhood and acceptance. She is especially taken with Manson, who soon draws her into criminal activities, including late-night “creepy crawls” breaking into and stealing from lavish homes. Linda begins to see the evil in Manson, but the others remain fiercely loyal. Once she becomes an accomplice in what Manson calls “Helter Skelter,” a drug-fueled murder spree that included the brutal death of actress Sharon Tate and her unborn child, Linda breaks away and turns herself in as a witness for the prosecution. Her testimony helps lead to the conviction of Manson and his followers for the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders. Steven Michaels, Jonathan Koch and Nancy Bennett executive produce.

    Manson’s Lost Girls, written by Matthew Tabak (Plain Truth) and Stephen Kronish (The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe) and directed by Leslie Libman (NCIS), will likely get on the air before the long-gestating indie feature Manson Girls, to be directed by Susanna Lo, is completed. The film, which follows the girls’ pre-Manson teen years through their indoctrination into the Family and up to the bloody 1969 “Helter Skelter” campaign, is slated to film sometime this year.

    The Manson Family murders also are the subject of NBC’s drama series Aquarius, starring David Duchovny, which was recently renewed for a second season.

    MacKenzie, most recently seen as Rapunzel in Disney’s Into The Woods, is repped by Gersh, manager Susan Nickells and attorney PJ Shapiro. Grammer is repped by APA and Strategic Talent Group. Ward is with Sweeney Entertainment.

    Manson’s Lost Girls is part of Lifetime’s movie franchise focused on famous crimes. Additionally, the network has been growing its portfolio of “unauthorised” behind the scenes films that tackle such shows as Full House, Saved By The Bell, Beverly Hills, 90210 and, most recently, Melrose Place.

    They're Having A Baby!

    (Video) Soap opera veteran Adrienne Frantz (ex-Amber, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL/THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) and her husband, Scott Bailey (Sandy, GUIDING LIGHT) have announced that they are expecting, and they did it in the cutest way, with a candid YouTube video. "Yes, I'm pregnant!" Frantz confirms excitedly.

    But what prompted the video? "I was watching a commercial," Frantz explains. "It was about what you should know before becoming a parent and I started sobbing profusely." Bailey was so taken by his wife's intense reaction that he couldn't resist recording it. "After the struggle we've had trying to have a child, we thought we might just post the video as our way of showing people that yep, we're gonna have a baby."

    "At first, I wasn't too thrilled because I thought he was making fun of me," Frantz admits. "But at the same time, you've gotta be able to laugh at yourself, and it was funny. Life is an adventure that way." Now safely into her second trimester, Frantz says that she's feeling well and that they are both eagerly anticipating their daughter's December 1 due date. For more from the happy couple, including news about the upcoming Lifetime movie they made, check out their joint Keeping Track feature this summer in Soaps In Depth.

    No Moss Under His Feet!

    (Video) If you've been missing seeing THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Ronn Moss (ex-Ridge) on your screen, now's your chance to see him in person! The multi-talented performer is hitting the road this summer with his band, Player (best known for their 1977 hit, "Baby Come Back") as part of the Rock The Yacht 2015 tour.

    "We've combined Player with Ambrosia, Little River Band, Robbie Dupree and Stephen Bishop," he reveals. "It's the kind of relaxing music you'd listen to if you were cruising." But don't expect the crowd for this bill of 70s artists to be full of baby boomers alone — Moss says it's more of a mixed bunch. "People bring their kids, and they love it too," he offers. "My daughter is 16, and she plays the old rock 'n roll stuff as much as anything."

    Also this summer, Moss is headed first to Europe and then to US clubs where he'll be performing with two of his former Player band mates as the more melodic group, Ronn Moss And The Muscle. "What we're going for," he explains, "is a real musical, intimate, coffeehouse atmosphere." It's been nine years since Moss released his solo album, Uncovered. If you've forgotten how great he sounds, check out the music video below that he made for his Web drama, THE BAY using his song, "You're My Addiction." For more news about Moss, look for his upcoming Keeping Track feature in Soaps In Depth.


    (Covers) THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL has taken over the airwaves as one of the most popular soap operas in the world, and now they're aiming to conquer the publishing world as well with the announcement of a series of novellas based on the world of the Forresters, Logans and Spencers!

    Pan Macmillan and its digital-first imprint, Momentum, will release the books in print and digitally simultaneously. Established romance authors will work with B&B executive producer and headwriter Bradley Bell to craft new tales of love and intrigue. The first two titles, Forbidden Affair and Collison Course, are scheduled for release in February 2014, and the next two books will follow in April.

    "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."

    The Bold And The Beautiful: How It All Began (4 Disc Set)

    THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL has explored the entangled lives, passionate loves, high-stakes battles, loyalties, tragedies, and the inspiring triumphs of the Forrester, Logan and Spencer families. With romance, sensuality, complex characters and intricate and compelling storylines, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL is, at its core, a gripping tale of high fashion glamour, honor and most importantly, family. This DVD set will take you back in time to the series' first sixteen episodes including the introduction of the Forrester family, Ridge proposing to Caroline, and the inception of the Forrester Creations dynasty.

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    New Bold & Beautiful Book

    Becoming Bold & Beautiful: 25 Years of Making the World's Most Popular Daytime Soap Opera

    Includes more than 200 photos of the cast and crew from the soap's 1987 inception to today. Go behind the scenes, on location and more!

    Foreword by The Core Four

    It was such a surprise for the four of us to realize how time has flown and how everything has changed (especially us), as we viewed the photos of the past twenty-five years. It seems like another lifetime ago when we first walked through the doors at CBS Television City to shoot our first episode of The Bold and the Beautiful. We will have filmed over six thousand episodes by the time this book goes to print. It's amazing!

    From the beginning, we have had that rare opportunity of collaboration with truly talented and creatively generous writers. The co-creators Bill and Lee Bell, and now their son Brad, allowed us to breathe life into the characters of Eric, Stephanie, Brooke, and Ridge. What a creative and fulfilling time this has been for us.

    Now we find ourselves a quarter of a century later, still going strong, still successful, even with the recent shifts in the worldwide television landscape. We like to think we have survived because we have a solid foundation. We know all the layers and complexities of the characters by heart, just as all of you do, having followed us since the beginning.

    We thought you might want to take the sentimental journey with us. We hope you'll enjoy a glimpse into our world backstage, seeing the work that enables us to make a show into "magic."

    We hope you will join us in reliving our lives and our characters all over again.

    Bon voyage!

    Susan Flannery, Katherine Kelly Lang, John McCook, and Ronn Moss

    Order Becoming Bold & Beautiful: 25 Years of Making the World's Most Popular Daytime Soap Opera Here!

    New App For Classic B&B Episodes

    If you're a fan of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL and own a Roku set-top box that's connected to your TV, you're in luck! Because adRise has just released a B&B TV app, which showcases 75 of the soap's most memorable episodes. Three collections are also included: "Most Shocking Moments," "Catfights And Brawls," and "Best of Ridge, Brooke And Taylor." You just install the free app on your Roku set-top box, and then you can watch the episodes on your TV at no charge (but with some ads, naturally).

    "Viewers have responded enthusiastically, saying they hope to see more," said adRise executive, Thomas Ahn Hicks. "Our initial data indicates there is a passionate viewing audience for THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. Viewers typically watch all of the episodes once they have viewed a few of them."

    If you're not a Roku owner, don't worry. adRise will be releasing the app onto other services later this year, including internet-connected TVs, Blu-ray players, set-top boxes, game consoles, iPads and Android tablets. So eventually, we'll all be able to get our fix of classic B&B action!

    The Bold and the Beautiful -- Most Shocking Moments (2 DVD Set)

    The world’s most watched soap opera brings you an emotional collection of some of the most unforgettable episodes. From romantic reunions, to lies, betrayal and tragedy, you will be consumed with the drama.

    THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL has explored the entangled lives, passionate loves, high-stakes battles, loyalties, tragedies, and the inspiring triumphs of the Forrester, Logan, Spencer, Marone, and Spectra families. With romance, sensuality, complex characters and intricate and compelling storylines, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL is, at its core, a gripping tale of high fashion glamour, honor and most importantly, family. This DVD set will take you back in time to some of the most memorable moments on the show.

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    Ronn Moss Gets Personal

    B&B favorite Ronn Moss (Ridge), who started out his career as a musician in the band Player, is now host of his own online show called "Ronn's Garage", which is currently available for viewing on his Web site Fans get an inside look at the actor's home as he chats with some of his closest friends. "Come and hang out in my garage!" Moss explains on the site. "Ronn's Garage will be a place to see me interview artists, musicians, actors, models and people I find interesting to share with you. Each month I will give you sneak peak into my home and an up close and personal interview. So sit back, relax and visit me in my garage often." The first installment of Ronn's Garage features an interview with his pal Lorenzo Lamas (ex-Hector, B&B), who also shows off his cooking skills in the kitchen with Moss's wife and Cookin' Cajun author, Devin DeVasquez.

    B&B's Moss Is Working On A New CD!

    Baby, they're back! THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Ronn Moss (Ridge) and his band, Player, have a new deal with Frontier Records to release a new album later this year! It's been over a decade since Player last had a new CD out. But in the meantime, a three-song EP titled My Addiction is now available for digital download, featuring the songs "My Addiction," "Too Many Reasons," and a new recording of their 1978 hit "Baby Come Back."

    "It's been quite a while since our last record release. Feels great to finally be making new music," says Moss. "I'd say the "stuff of life" has played an integral part of influencing all non-musical activities the last several years. Personal endeavors, other work-related ventures, and just being downright lazy, have all played a part in why we haven't done this sooner than now. But in "now's" defense, sometimes one has to wait until "now" happens before you can actually be there."

    The My Addiction EP is available for download at iTunes. Player's new album is planned for a release in the second half of this year.

    Tell-All Tome About Y&R And B&B!

    Soaps In Depth editor Michael Maloney, along with Lee Phillip Bell, has written an authorized biography of Bell's late husband, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS and THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL creator William J. Bell. The Young and Restless Life Of William J. Bell is set to hit bookstores on June 1 and is available for pre-order now on

    The book details the Chicago native's pre-soap opera life as an advertising executive in the era just before MAD MEN to his unparalleled career as television's most prolific writer. Bell not only is the mastermind behind the two surviving CBS soaps, but he also wrote for suders GUIDING LIGHT, AS THE WORLD TURNS (for nine years), and ANOTHER WORLD, which he co-created along with his mentor, soap opera legend Irna Phillips. In 1966, Bell left Phillips and took over as headwriter of DAYS OF OUR LIVES, saving the show from cancelation.

    The Young And Restless Life Of William J. Bell offers insights into Bill's creative process -- how he felt about recasting, publicity, spoilers, sweeps, stunt casting and, of course, storytelling! The tome contains backstage dish and never-before-seen photos from the Bell family's personal albums. Lee's successful career as a broadcast journalist in the days of live television in Chicago is also covered, and the book contains information from the "bibles" for AW, Y&R and B&B that any soap fan will want to read!

    Over 65 people -- including family members, actors, writers, producers, network executives and other notables from the soap opera world -- were interviewed for this book that every soap fan will want to have! So pre-order your copy today!

    (The Young and Restless Life of William J. Bell: Creator of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful)

    Music Video For B&B's Wood!

    The multi-talented Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) acts, DJs and just released her new music video for the song "After Hours," which was written by Chaz E. Foley and produced by Baby Brown and Rodney Alejandro. "This is what I worked on over our Christmas break," she tells Digest. "I've always loved music and was excited to be doing this." Check it out here.

    Music of Passion and Romance

    B&B has released their first album of originally composed songs from the series on iTunes.

    “Music of Passion and Romance,” the B&B album consists of 22 songs originally composed by the Emmy award-winning music team of Jack Allocco, David Kurtz and Bell. The album has been in the works for well over a year and includes fan favourites as well as new titles that span from Season 1 to present. “David Kurtz and I are so very pleased to share some of our favourite music from B&B,” said Allocco. “In so many ways it has been the soundtrack of our lives.”

    “We have been able to record this music with some of the finest orchestras and players in the world. We hope the score will conjure up our fans favourite scenes,” said Kurtz. Allocco and Kurtz have been B&B’s composers since the series’ inception in 1987. Emmy award-winning executive producer and head writer Bradley Bell continues, “This is an album of love, of passion, and of extraordinary beauty. It holds some of the most romantic music ever heard on television and we are pleased to be able to offer this to our fans.” Tracks include “Mother’s Plea”, “Martini Sunset”, “Wine Time”, “Alluring Vamp Sultry”, “Hold Me”, “Forrester Theme”, “Flying Bold”, “Moonlight Promise”, “Bedtime Stories”, “Raindrops”, “Rick and Steffy Theme”, “Beautiful and Bold”, “Bridge Theme”, “Never Go Home”, “Jackie M. Theme”, “Tantra Mantra”, “Paulina’s Big Smile”, “Black Night Blues”, “Beyond Brooke”, “Affairs End”, “Tuesday’s Rain” and “Bold and Beautiful Waltz”. The album is available here for $9.99 and each song individually for $ 0.99.

    Guinness Book Of World Records

    THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL has officially been deemed the world's most popular current daytime TV soap by the Guinness Book Of World Records! Representatives from the famous tome visited the cast and crew to present them with the official decree. "I knew I wasn’t going to get in for the longest fingernails," quips executive producer and headwriter Bradley Bell. "Every time I come into this studio, I marvel at what we all did together." Adds Susan Flannery (Stephanie), "being the most watched soap opera… would make me the most watched bitch in the world! Finally art imitates life!"

    Ronn Moss Albums

    I'm Your Man [IMPORT]
    Baby Come Back: The Best of Player
    Baby Come Back- Player


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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