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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
    • Mace Coronel as R.J. Forrester
    • Don Diamont as Bill Spencer, Jr.
    • Reign Edwards as Nicole Avant
    • Rome Flynn as Zende Forrester Dominguez
    • Jennifer Gareis as Donna Logan
    • Linsey Godfrey as Caroline Spencer
    • Adam Gregory as Thomas Forrester
    • Winsor Harmon as Thorne Forrester
    • Jon Hensley as Dr. Meade
    • 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
    • Ashlyn Pearce as Alexandria Forrester
    • 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

    May 25
    Rick begs Eric to ignore Ridge's tactic; Bill stands by his business decision despite his son's criticism.
    May 26
    Rick gets an unexpected visit from a supporter; Steffy returns to town.

    May 27
    Ridge asks Steffy to help him achieve his goal; Rick levels accusations.
    May 28
    Forrester Creations goes through a vulnerable period; Ridge makes Liam an offer.
    May 29
    Nicole learns the truth about Rick and Maya; Ivy worries when she learns Liam and Steffy will work together.
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    (News section last updated May 28, 2015)

    Lena Dunham, Gina Rodriguez and More Share What It's Really Like to Be a Woman in Hollywood

    ( (Cover) The Hollywood Reporter gathered six of the biggest women in comedy for a frank discussion of what it means to be a woman working in this industry. Lena Dunham (Girls), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer), Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live) and Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) held nothing back, tackling everything from the lack of women in late night to the gender pay gap to their own personal struggles with sexism and racism at work.

    Check out the highlights from the roundtable below:

    On what they won't do for a laugh: While Schumer said she would never "suck a d*ck" and Dunham said she would never "f--k someone," Rodriguez quipped that it was different for people of color. "I'm a brown girl, so I have to cross all the lines," the Golden Globe winner joked. Rodriguez added that she does worry "a little bit" about being politically correct since her show deals so much with virginity and Catholicism, but that she relishes the opportunity to have these important conversations. "It's nice to talk about controversial things without making judgments," Rodriguez said. "I have my own beliefs and don't put them on anybody else, but when you're the lead in a show, your word is your bond, you know?"

    On refusing to compromise for work:Despite the fact that roles for women of color are so limited, Ross and Rodriguez refuse to take just any role. "I remove myself instantly if something's perpetuating a stereotype. But the only way to stop stereotypes is to say, 'I'm going to wait for a journey that suits me," Rodriguez said. "When you compromise, you don't do your best work."

    "There aren't many [roles in film for people of color]," Ross said. "That's why I say no to all the offers! Working on a film is one job where you look at a casting breakdown and I'll think, 'That's me!' But she's not supposed to be black." But rather than sit back and accept this imbalance, Ross said she goes for these roles anyways.

    On the problems with how we talk about sexism and racism:While the women agree that a large part of the industry's poor treatment of minorities stems from ignorance, Ross pointed out that crucifying these people doesn't help anyone. "We're quick to vilify people instead of acknowledging we all have these huge blind spots," she explained. Added Dunham: "I also hate how the comedy community is so defensive. People are unwilling to learn. There was a big issue a few years ago with Daniel Tosh and rape jokes. But there couldn't be a civil conversation about it within the comedy community. I'm a sexual-assault survivor, so I would love to sit down and have a totally nonjudgmental conversation with a male comedian who makes rape jokes. But there isn't room for that."

    On the absence of women in late night:"The idea of risk-taking is terrifying," Dunham said when asked why women are nowhere to be found on late night. Ross pointed out the lack of women in decision-making roles as a key factor, while Schumer acknowledged the role misogyny plays. "I think people hate women. I don't think they want to hear a woman talk for too long. A lot of people project their mom yelling at them," Schumer said. "My [career] has been about tricking people into listening. I'm not saying all men hate women, but there's an aggression."

    Added Kemper: "The circles in which we run, there's an understanding that there's no difference in what women can bring to comedy. But there's a huge portion of the country that this is still news to. There are a lot of men who fly business class still rooted in the idea that women aren't funny."

    On their personal experiences with sexism at work: "I tested once for a network show to play a lawyer. A Harvard-educated motherf--in' lawyer, OK?" Ross recalled. "I wore a skirt suit and heels. Seemed appropriate. Then there were many discussions about my hair. They'd printed up all these pictures of me from 15 f--in' years ago and had me in and out of the bathroom trying on clothes." Eventually, Ross was put in a short skirt, a T-shirt, someone else's bra and was allowed to audition for the role."I remember wondering, 'What did I just allow myself to do?' The other actress [who auditioned] was dressed like she was going to a club and got the role. It was one of those moments where you're so confused and humiliated. But that's part of the biz."

    Rodriguez shared a similar story where she was asked to audition again in a tight black dress. "I said, 'That doesn't make any sense for the character.' They were like, 'We need to know if you're pretty enough to be on the cover of a magazine.'" Dunham's most sexist experience wasn't at an audition, but rather on the set of Girls, the Emmy-winning show she created, produces, writes and stars in. "I had a guy on my show say into his microphone: 'I hate this job. I can't wait to be back on a show where there's a man at the helm.' ... Later, that same guy came up to me at lunch and said "You're really enjoying that buffet, aren't you?"

    "He's the worst person alive," Dunham added. "I hope he reads this, which he won't because he's drunk."

    On fighting the gender pay gap:While Dunham said she lacks the skill of negotiation, Kemper said she isn't "powerful" enough to do so and McKinnon said she'll "work for a hamburger, Schumer revealed she isn't afraid to fight for what she's worth and is learning to stop apologizing for her own demands. "I noticed when I had a suggestion for [Trainwreck director] Judd [Apatow] on set, I would say, 'Um, sorry but...'" Schumer recalled. "I started all my sentences with 'sorry.' I've made an effort not to do that now."

    Dunham and Ross were also quick to point out the different ways in which men and women are treated for the same behavior. "I was raised by a woman [Diana Ross] who has high standards for what she's worth, which has been called 'diva behavior.' I have witnessed flagrant, disgusting behavior, and that is not my mother," Ross said. "There is a way to be a woman, ask for what we deserve and be able to negotiate."

    Added Dunham: "When it was leaked how much I was getting for my book [a reported $3.7], there were 39,000 articles asking, 'Is she worth it?'" Dunham said. "Then it came out what Aziz Ansari was making on his book [a reported $3.5 million]. No one says a goddamn word."

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    Joey Lawrence and Other '90s Hunks Pose Shirtless

    (Pic) Call it shirtless for summer.

    Joey Lawrence, Ian Ziering, David Chokachi and Antonio Sabato Jr. showed off some skin for Us Weekly's "Best Bodies" issue - and critiqued their fashion choices from the '90s.

    "When I think back at my time on 90210, I look back at some of those outfits and think, what is it that influenced me to button my dress shirts to the top button?" Ziering muses. "Every time I see it, it's so ridiculous."

    Lawrence, on the other hand, notes that he seems to have to lucked out, since flannel is making a comeback.

    Darla's Back Again!

    Looks like Darla is going to be making another ghostly appearance on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL! Portrayer Schae Harrison broke the news on Twitter, posting "Guess who's coming back to B&B? Awesome Storyline!" along with a photo of herself in front of the B&B logo at the studio.

    At this point, we don't have any details as to what leads to this latest visit by the late Darla, but as soon as we have an airdate and more information, we'll pass it along!


    BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL will host this year’s fan event at its own studio, the Bradley P. Bell Stage 31 at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, CA. The event will take place on Friday, August 14, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tickets are $150 each, which includes a meet & greet with cast members, a souvenir autograph book, a continental breakfast and snacks and a gift bag. Tickets are available on a first come, first-served basis. For more information, check out

    Hallmark's 'Gourmet Detective' dishes up a 'love-hate' relationship

    Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is all about whodunits, but its newest movie franchise has a little bit more in store for viewers: a love-hate relationship between its two leading characters.

    "Gourmet Detective" follows chef-turned-sleuth Henry Ross (Dylan Neal) as he teams up with San Francisco detective Maggie Price (Brooke Burns) to solve a culinary crime. And while they're busy solving a murder that took place in a five-star restaurant, they spend every second they can dealing with each other's will-they-won't-they banter.

    "I think [the relationship between Henry and Maggie is] really one of the main elements that the audience of these [films] are really going to enjoy," Neal tells Zap2it. "That's really what sells this franchise. It's less about the crime and the solving of the murders, and it's really all about having fun with the relationship between Henry and Maggie."

    However, Neal -- who compares Henry and Maggie's "fun love-hate relationship" to those from shows like "Moonlighting" and "Castle" -- says that the two bickering lovebirds won't be getting together anytime soon.

    "I think it will be a slow burn over a long period," says Neal. "I don't think the network wants to get them together as a couple too soon -- I think that'll be a real slow process. They obviously do have some chemistry together, as much as Maggie would hate to admit that, but there are definitely some sparks between them. It's just that fun thing of watching when two people are so clearly better together then they are apart even though they don't necessarily want to admit it."

    "Gourmet Detective" premieres on Saturday, May 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Movie & Mysteries.

    The Bold and the Beautiful Sneak Peek

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    (Video) On Friday's episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, Rick Forrester (Jacob Young) is ready to marry Maya Avant (Karla Mosley) – but first, she wants to come clean about a secret she's been holding onto for years: She is transgender.

    PEOPLE spoke to Mosley about filming the groundbreaking moment – and what's next for her character.

    How was it preparing for this pivotal scene?

    This is the scene, I think, we've all been preparing for – both as actors and as an audience. What will Rick's reaction be? So, as a performer, I worked on two levels. First, I went back to the words of people who have been through it. Deciding when to disclose during dating and how to do it in a way that is both safe and responsible for all parties is a common question for transgender people.

    This is the first time Maya has chosen to disclose to someone she loves, so the stakes were very high. I was interested in how people felt in the moments before sharing and while sharing something so vulnerable. Then, I thought about Maya and her relationship with Rick. The beauty of soap operas is that we live with these characters every day, so there is an entire emotional life and history to draw upon. Ultimately Maya trusts Rick, she loves him enough to risk everything – including letting down some of the walls she's built up to protect herself – in order to be with him in a healthy way.

    How have fans reacted to this storyline?

    The fans have been incredible. Every day I receive more and more comments from people whose hearts are opening to Maya and her story. They say things like, "I'm learning things about trans people and it's making me think about that community in a way I hadn't before." Or, "I've always disliked Maya," – because Maya is a character we love to hate – "but my heart is breaking for her. I hope Rick and Maya stay together." The positive responses far outweigh anything else and that makes me feel hopeful and humbled.

    What you most looking forward to as this storyline plays out?

    I'm most looking forward to the story hitting other countries. We play in over 100 countries and I can't wait to hear from fans all over the world as Maya's truth is revealed. It's a beautiful story, and I'm so proud of the way our show is choosing to tell it.

    The Bold and the Beautiful airs weekdays at 1:30 p.m. ET on CBS.


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    The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Telecast

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    2015 Critics Choice TV Awards Nominees

    The 2015 Critics Choice TV Awards air live on A&E, Sunday, May 31, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

    Amy Schumer, "Inside Amy Schumer"
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    Allison Janney, "Mom"
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    Melanie Lynskey, "Togetherness"

    Bill Murray, "Olive Kitteridge"
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    Elvis Nolasco, "American Crime"
    Finn Wittrock, "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
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    Anthony Bourdain, "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown"
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    Tom Bergeron, "Dancing with the Stars"

    Jack Wagner Visits HOME & FAMILY

    (Video) Jack Wagner (ex-Nick, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL/ex-Frisco, GH) appeared on the Hallmark talk show HOME & FAMILY on Friday, May 1, to talk about his primetime series WHEN CALLS THE HEART which just premiered its second season last weekend. You can catch WHEN CALLS THE HEART Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. ET on Hallmark Channel, and you can watch HOME & FAMILY weekdays at 10:00 a.m. ET on the same network!

    And if you missed Wagner's appearance, you can watch his segment above!


    A casting call went out for the role of Thomas Forrester, Ridge and Taylor’s son. B&B is seeking a handsome, tall, Caucasian man in his 20s with a great physique for the part, which is tentatively schedule to begin in June. Adam Gregory was the last actor to fill the role, from 2010-14; the character has been living in Paris.


    Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy, B&B) and Jordi Vilasuso (ex-Griffin, AMC, ex-Tony, GL) will star in the new Hulu series ?SOUTH BEACH, which is centered around two of Miami's most powerful record labels in Miami. Wood plays Samatha Lear, while Vilasuso plays Isaac Santero, the most dangerous member of Miami's criminal underworld. SOUTH BEACH premieres on Hulu in July.

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    Rachael Ray - Syndicated

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    Talk Show Appearance

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    Transgender actor Scott Turner Schofield lands 'The Bold and the Beautiful' role

    ( (Photo) HE’S A new daytime star who was born a she.

    The Daily News exclusively learned the latest transgender person to make a splash in the world of mainstream television is Scott Turner Schofield, who has joined the cast of CBS’ long-running soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful” and will make his first appearance May 8 — bringing a real-life verve to an already controversial storyline.

    Schofield is making his TV acting debut on the Emmy Award-winning daytime series, after winning raves in regional theater throughout the years.

    His character, Nick, described as a sort of “transgender mentor” to fashion model Maya Avant (played by Karla Mosley), who's in the center of a cliffhanger-inducing storm revolving around her gender identity.

    “I’m Maya’s best friend and I come from her world when she first landed in Los Angeles before she became the huge success that she is,” Schofield revealed. “We met in the trans community together. I’m her friend that comes in and kind of help remind her that she is beautiful and whole and authentic exactly as she is.

    “And as things start to happen and discrimination mounts, she can stand strong in who she is and how she made the right choices for herself. So in that sense, it feels like playing myself in a certain way.”

    Schofield, a renowned diversity speaker, author and performer, was approached by the CBS soap for a short list of transgender actors to consider to help beef up the transgender storyline.

    Surprised, he was called in to audition for the part — alongside iconic transgender actress Candis Cayne. And he got it.

    With six episodes already in the can, Schofield said he is both nervous about seeing himself on TV, and joyful of the strides he’s helping make with the show.

    “I am an expert on this stuff and I do study it. I’ve seen everything there is to see and I am telling you that it is unprecedented and it's going in the right direction,” he noted.

    “It's going in the direction that transgender people can be happy about. And not only transgender people, but everyone who knows and loves a transgender person.”

    The Bold and the Beautiful Casts Transgender Actor as Maya's Mentor

    ( The Bold and the Beautiful‘s recently-revealed-as-transgender character had help making the transition from Myron to Maya; pretty soon, we’ll meet the man who was there to show her the way.

    Transgender actor Scott Turner Schofield will make his TV debut as Maya’s bestie, Nick, in the May 8 episode of the CBS soap, TVLine has confirmed.

    Schofield, who speaks and writes about diversity, became acquainted with the show when it asked for his recommendations of transgender actors to flesh out its headline-making storyline starring Karla Mosley. Though he was surprised when he received an invitation to audition, the New York Daily News reports, he nabbed the part.

    Nick and Maya know each other from “when she first landed in Los Angeles before she became the huge success that she is,” Schofield tells the Daily News, adding that Nick will “remind her that she is beautiful and whole and authentic exactly as she is.”

    The actor, who has taped six episodes so far, explains that he’ll be around when “things start to happen and discrimination mounts, so [Maya] can stand strong in who she is and how she made the right choices for herself.”

    Daytime Emmy Awards Nabs 900,000 Viewers On Pop

    The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards logged nearly 900,000 viewers on Pop last night. That’s a small number for the trophy ceremony that clocked 14-22 million viewers back in the ’90s, and 5.5 million as recently as 2011. But it’s the most-watched live event on Pop in eight years, dating back to when the network premiered Live On The Red Carpet With Joan And Melissa at the Academy Awards.

    The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards did well on social media, becoming the second highest ranked show in Nielsen’s Twitter TV Ratings for the night, just behind Game Of Thrones. The live awards show out-ranked the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards, WWE Extreme Rules and Keeping Up With The Kardashians in the Nielsen Twitter TV rankings.

    Pop aired two telecasts of the awards ceremony last night, including a live broadcast at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT with a repeat at 11 PM ET/ 8 PM PT.

    After decades as a staple on the Big 4 broadcast networks, the Daytime Emmy Awards went to the CW and, after two consecutive airings on HLN, dropped off TV completely last year when it was only broadcast online.

    In March, Pop announced the ceremony would return to TV through a multi-year deal between the network (formerly TVGN and TV Guide Network) and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Daytime TV has a strong presence on Pop, which is airing same-day repeats of CBS’ daytime dramas to solid ratings. Additionally, Pop’s other co-owner, Lionsgate, is behind several daytime programs, including The Wendy Williams Show.

    Daytime Emmys 2015: Betty White enjoys her Lifetime Achievement Award 'ego trip

    She's been a staple of primetime television for so long, some may not think about Betty White's ties to shows that have aired at earlier hours.

    Those who oversee the Daytime Emmy Awards have, though ... and that's why the long-beloved performer will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 42nd ceremony. Staged at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif., the annual event returns to TV (having been an online-only offering last year) when it has its first Pop telecast Sunday (April 26). Tyra Banks will serve as host.

    After getting her daytime-TV start locally in Los Angeles more than 65 years ago, White won the first of her six Emmys to date for her first comedy show ("Life With Elizabeth"), then became a daily NBC talk-program host. She then made a mark as a guest on game shows including "Password" -- hosted by her late husband, Allen Ludden -- "To Tell the Truth" and "Match Game," and she earned a Daytime Emmy for hosting NBC's "Just Men!"

    Additionally, White has been a drama guest ( "The Bold and the Beautiful," "Another World") and event host (The Tournament of Roses Parade, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade) in the morning and afternoon.

    "We did a show five-and-a-half hours a day, six days a week for four years," the perennially pleasant White tells Zap2it of her first job in daytime. "Whatever you did, you did it there. And five-and-a-half hours a day wasn't enough, so I also had an evening show where I did songs and that kind of thing.

    "Anyone or anything that was in town automatically came through our show," adds White, "so you met some fascinating people and felt you were in on stuff. Let's face it, it's an interesting way to spend your life ... and I do appreciate it."

    White also appreciates what she learned doing game shows: "You have to respect them. You can't say, 'Oh, this is just a game show.' If you're going to do it, play the game as hard as you can and really participate. The audience picks up on it immediately if you don't respect the game. You listen to what the host and the other guests say, and I think that's what keeps the game going."

    Now done filming the soon-to-conclude "Hot in Cleveland" for TV Land -- which just saluted her at its own awards -- White is proud to be honored for her daytime work that stands beside her roles on such primetime classics as "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Golden Girls."

    "I can't even tell you," White enthuses. "Sure, it's an ego trip, but we're in an ego business. I'm really thrilled. Seriously thrilled."

    Whipclip Adds Pop with Daytime Emmys, 'Schitt's Creek,' 4 More Series

    Mobile app Whipclip has signed a deal with the Pop network to provide easy video clipping and sharing for this Sunday’s Daytime Emmy Awards and five series, including Eugene Levy‘s Schitt’s Creek and Alan Thicke‘s Unusually Thicke.

    Whipclip is designed to make it easy, and legal, for viewers to grab bits of video from network TV shows and quickly share them on social media, email and text message. The free app launched several weeks ago, giving users access to video from about 90 series on ABC, CBS, Fox, several cable networks plus music videos from Universal Music Group. It since has added about 30 more network shows, Rosenblatt said, and Sony Music videos.

    The Pop deal to carry video from the Daytime Emmys is the app’s first live event, though it already carries ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, a show Whipclip CEO and co-founder Richard Rosenblatt said “feels like it’s live” because of the competition aspect.

    “This partnership is really exciting,” Rosenblatt said. Segments of the awards show, to be hosted by Tyra Banks, will be “short, they’ll be funny. I think there will be a lot of very social moments.”

    The app debuted with the Justin Bieber roast on Comedy Central, which proved a big hit on social media, but the nature of the awards show should make it even more likely to be shared widely.

    Nicole Sabatini, Pop’s SVP of Marketing, said the deal is well timed because immediately after the Emmys, the network will debut reality show Queens of Drama, featuring former soap stars such as Donna Mills, Hunter Tylo and Joan Collins. That show, which normally will run on Wednesday nights, is also part of the Whipclip deal.

    “For these rabid fans of soap operas, we’ll be able to provide three hours of clippable moments,” Sabatini said. “I see the benefit of being on Whipclip (for Pop) in two ways: It gives fans a really seamless way to share and because Pop is a new network, it needs as many people as possible talking about it. As a network that celebrates fandom, it’s a natural extension of our brand to make sharing digital content easy for our viewers,””

    Other shows covered under the deal include Sing It On, a new reality competition featuring collegiate a cappella choirs, executive produced by John Legend’s production company with co-producers of American Idol; and Impress Me, featuring celebrity impressionists Ross Marquand and Jim Meskimen.

    Pop, which reaches 80 million U.S. homes as a basic cable network, is jointly owned by CBS and LionsGate. It was rebranded with its current name earlier this year after several years as TVGN and TV Guide Network.

    More Emmy Announcements!

    The National Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences has already announced many of the actors who are slated to present at the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, and now they've revealed some more surprises!

    Look for Eileen Davidson (Ashley, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS; Kristen, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) and Mario Lopez (ex-Christian, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL) will be joining the ranks of presenters, as will the cast of the new reality series QUEENS OF DRAMA (which premiers directly following the ceremony), Donna Mills (ex-Madeline, GENERAL HOSPITAL), Lindsay Hartley (Cara, ALL MY CHILDREN), Crystal Hunt (Lizzie, GUIDING LIGHT; Stacy, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) and Chrystee Pharris (Simone, PASSIONS).

    As a special tribute to the fans of daytime drama, the ceremony will also feature some special fan awards, including Favorite Daytime Hottie, Most Romantic Duo and Favorite OMG! Moment. You can vote on those by clicking here.

    Producers are also promising many surprises and star appearances, including teasing that the evening will reunite two soap star legends! So be sure not to miss this year's Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony live on Sunday, April 26, at 8:00 p.m. ET on Pop!

    All Hail These Queens!

    Move over, housewives, there are some new ladies on the block... and they are here to show you how to bring the drama! In one of the smartest programming moves we've seen in ages, Pop (formerly the TV Guide Network) will air the pilot of their sudsy new reality show, QUEENS OF DRAMA, at 10 p.m. EST on Sunday, April 26th, directly after this year's live telecast of the Daytime Emmy Awards.

    So is QUEENS worth sticking around for? Only if you want to see some of your favorite former daytimers butting heads as they attempt to create a whole new soap. Do parts feel wildly scripted? Without doubt. But where else are you going to see Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda, GENERAL HOSPITAL) give an epic eyeroll to Donna Mills (ex-Madeline, GH; Abby, KNOTS LANDING) before declaring she feels "completely insulted" and walking out of a meeting?

    And that's before DYNASTY's Joan Collins (Alexis) has even made her first appearance.

    In short, this is the reality show soap fans have been waiting for. Following Sunday's premiere, QUEENS — which also stars Crystal Hunt (Stacy, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; Lizzie, GUIDING LIGHT), Lindsay Hartley (Cara, ALL MY CHILDREN), Hunter Tylo (ex-Taylor, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL) and Chrystee Pharris (Simone, PASSIONS — will air Wednesday nights at 8:00 p.m. ET beginning on April 29th.

    Canada's Jacqueline MacInnes Wood Is Heading Back To 'The Bold And The Beautiful'

    (Video) Jacqueline MacInnes Wood has earned two Daytime Emmy nominations for her role as Steffy Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful. And after taking a wee hiatus from the iconic soap opera, the 28-year-old Canadian is heading back to daytime.

    "Steffy is back to play!" she tells ET Canada. And it looks like she'll be kicking around for a while.

    So what should viewers expect upon her hotly-anticipated return next month? Well, here's an inside scoop: "[Steffy's] all about the drama, all about the catfights. It's going to be very bloody this time," Jacqueline reveals. "Yeah, Steffy has a few issues... She's a bit crazy."

    She adds, "But for an actor, it's so much fun to play because you don't know what you're going to get. You don't know the next episode. You don't know what's going to unfold, so I'm very happy that I get to play her."

    The question is, will crazy Steffy be able to pull Liam away from her cousin Ivy? Only time will tell.


    CBS’s Daytime Emmy Award-nominated talk show THE TALK will salute “The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards” with a special show dedicated to daytime television’s biggest night, Monday, April 27, 2015 (2:00 PM, ET/1:00 PM, PT), on the CBS Television Network. THE TALK hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood will be joined live in-studio by some of the night’s biggest winners for a post-Emmy celebration. This year marks the fourth time THE TALK has paid tribute to Daytime Emmy winners from across the daypart on the show the following day.

    Also on Monday, lifestyle expert Chi-Lan Lieu will showcase the hottest award show swag.

    Two encores of this special episode of THE TALK will air on Pop on Monday, April 27 (8:00 and 11:30 PM, ET/PT), featuring some of the night’s biggest winners. The “42nd Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards” ceremony airs live exclusively on Pop on Sunday, April 26 (8:00 PM, ET/5:00 PM, PT).

    Former Soap Stars At The White House Correspondents' Dinner

    Fox News Channel: Kelly Rutherford – Gossip Girl, The Mysteries of Laura

    CBS/CBS News: Gina Rodriguez – Jane The Virgin

    USA TODAY: Michelle Trachtenberg – Killing Kennedy, Buffy The Vampire Slayer

    Gina Rodriguez Lands Her First Big Fashion Campaign with Kipling

    (Photo1, Photo2) Gina Rodriguez may star in the hit TV show Jane the Virgin, have a Golden Globe under her belt (and have the best support system ever) but that all means nothing until you land your own fashion campaign. Kidding, of course, but the actress is adding Kipling Brand Ambassador to her already incredibly impressive résumé and kicking off her new partnership as the face of the Summer 2015 campaign — and PEOPLE has the pics! (Not to spoil anything, but she’s a natural handbag model.)

    “It’s always a blessing and very exciting to get that first anything — first series, first film — but this one is special,” Rodriguez tells PEOPLE. “It’s attached to a movement that brings happiness to others and so for me that’s a win-win!” (The movement in question is Kipling’s “Make Happy” campaign, in which the actress will also be involved.)

    Rodriguez, who describes her style as “colorful, fun and flirty.” felt right at home on set, especially once they played her pump up jam, “Ugly Heart” by GRL, on set (“that song gets me bananas!”). “The most surprising part was how I actually comfortably posed with bags, book bags and handbags,” she says. “I didn’t realize I had it in me to actually make posing with a bag natural!” (She should add “sparkler model” to her list of skills too.)

    The self-described “book bag girl” found the whole experience “new, fun and exciting” — and knew immediately which pieces she wanted to keep for herself and exactly how she’d wear it. “There is no need to style them in my opinion. Book bags are old school, ‘OG,’ so I just keep it chill!”

    Dorothy Lyman on Elementary

    “Absconded” – Holmes and Watson look into the death of a member of Holmes’ online beekeeping community who was a researcher looking into a deadly Northeast honey bee outbreak. During the investigation, they meet Tara Parker, a brilliant entomologist, academic and the leader of New York’s beekeeping society. Also, Captain Gregson enlists Watson’s services in an off-book investigation that helps him make a life-changing decision, on ELEMENTARY, Thursday, May 7 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster guest stars as Tara Parker.

    Guest Stars Include: Sutton Foster (Tara Parker), Dorothy Lyman (Belinda).

    Casting Corner

    Tom Lind returns as “Michael” on April 23

    Betty White Tells Jimmy Kimmel Why She Has a Black Eye, Jokes About Losing Her Virginity at Age 4

    (Video 1, Video 2) Betty White better be careful!

    The Golden Girls actress stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday, and as soon as she took her seat, the late-night host noticed she had a shiner. "What's going on with your eye?" Jimmy Kimmel asked. The 93-year-old actress replied, "Oh, well, the makeup lady had a little problem with me and she hit me."

    Wait, what?!

    "It was so unexpected! I thought she had a powder puff. She had her fist!"

    White was joking, of course, but Kimmel still wanted to make amends. "I apologize. That is not how we expect our staff to behave with a guest." White agreed, saying, "No, I don't think so!" So, why how did White really get a black eye? "I slipped and fell in the kitchen, of all things," the Hot in Cleveland actress explained. "I never go in the kitchen because it's dangerous! Of course!"

    When White appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2011, she drove herself to set. She sometimes gets behind the wheel, "but not as much. I still drive, but people spoil me rotten. I get driven." That being said, White added, "I love to drive! Oh! I have a house up in Carmel and I love that drive. I could drive forever. I just love it."

    Kimmel asked, "Do you remember how old you were when you got your license?" Without missing a beat, White said, "I think I was 4. No, no, no. That was something else! That's when I lost my virginity!"

    In reality, she got her driver's license at age 16.

    "What was it like driving in 1938?" Kimmel asked. The Proposal actress replied, ""Lovely! Oh, I was so thrilled, of course. I still love to drive. I love to drive! But when you first get driving, it's such a thrill."

    "It's the second best feeling there is, you know?" Kimmel asked.

    White didn't get the innuendo at first, but after she did, she told him, "Oh...yes!"

    Watch the videos to see White meet people who have tattoos of her face.

    'Bold & Beautiful' sees big success with transgender model storyline

    ( CBS' long-running half-hour soap opera "The Bold & the Beautiful" took its boldest step ever with a plotline about one of its most popular female characters, fashion model Maya Avant, being born male.

    And as can be expected from the genre, deception, anger, ignorance, blackmail, bewilderment and cliffhanging drama has followed in the wake of gold-digging Avant's secret past, first revealed in March.

    "I had to wrap my head around it; I was like, 'How does this affect what I'm playing?'" actress Karla Mosley said about first hearing the news of her character's transition in January. She added that "it really has given me more layers and has really deepened my understanding of who she is."

    "Bold & Beautiful" executive producer and head writer Bradley Bell said he came up with the concept for the transgender storyline — a first for the 28-year-old serial set in Los Angeles and revolving around the tribulations of a wealthy fashion designing dynasty — during a morning drive to the production set.

    "I wanted to present her with something very dramatic, something timely and topical, and I wanted her to have a secret and I thought about if she was transgender from the very beginning and I got very excited," Bell said.

    The multiple Emmy award-winning daytime honcho confessed that the publicity wave for Emmy-nominated transgender actress LaVerne Cox, and all the buzz of whether Bruce Jenner is transitioning to become female, influenced his decision for the daring storyline on the conservative show.

    "I've been fascinated like the rest of the world," he said. "We've all been very captivated by these people and their stories and their choices and their bravery and all that entails."

    In 2006, now-defunct daytime favorite "All My Children" was the first soap to take the plunge into the transgender sphere — with a flamboyant rock star kissing a lesbian character. That storyline was not well received and was short-lived.

    The "Bold" plot may meet a better fate.

    To help with the task of telling a full-bodied transgender story, media watchdog GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) was brought on to consult with writers and producers.

    Mosley said her own research entailed reading MSNBC host Janet Mock's acclaimed memoir "Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More" and doing much research online. It also helped that she could go straight to the source.

    "I have a couple of friends who have transitioned; two males to females and one female to male, and I was able to speak to them," she said.

    Said Nick Adams, GLAAD's director of communications and special projects: "Scripted gay, lesbian and bisexual characters have become more common on television, but transgender characters continue to lag behind. Maya Avant is currently the only transgender character on broadcast and cable television. We are happy that audiences who already love Maya will now have the opportunity to get to know her as a trans woman."

    Adams, who himself is transgender, worked directly with "Bold & Beautiful" staff in making sure the language was handled with care.

    "Only 8% of Americans say they personally know someone who is transgender, so it's critically important that the media tell the stories of transgender people fairly and accurately," he said. "We want to see scripted television tell compelling stories about a diverse range of transgender characters, and it's wonderful that Maya Avant is a trans woman of color working in the fashion industry.

    "We hope to see more transgender characters included as series regulars in the upcoming TV season."

    Bell shared the sentiment, adding: "We're evolving as a human race ... and it's exciting when people can realize their dreams and achieve a sense of self that's comfortable and right for them in a way that they've never been able to do before.

    "In a way, we're celebrating that and with that comes a whole new set of dramatic beats," he said. "One we're focused on is disclosure; when is it right to tell people that you're transgender and when is too early and when it is too late. There are so many interesting factors to the story. It's so much fun to dig into it and the level of detail that we're able to do on daytime television."

    Mosley, to whom Bell refers as the show's new leading lady, called the transgender movement the next American frontier. She said she felt good representing the community on TV as an actress.

    "It's so exciting and it's such rich material."


    CBS's entire daytime lineup posted week-to-week growth in viewers and key women demographics, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week of April 6.

    The Game Shows
    LET'S MAKE A DEAL 1: Up +6% in viewers (3.26m from 3.09m) and +11% in women 25-54 (1.0/07 from 0.9/06).
    LET'S MAKE A DEAL 2: Up 4% in viewers (3.68m from 3.55m) and +14% in women 18-49 (0.8/06 from 0.7/06).
    THE PRICE IS RIGHT 1: Up 5% in viewers (5.08m from 4.85m), +8% in women 25-54 (1.3/09 from 1.2/08) and +11% in women 18-49 (1.0/07 from 0.9/07),
    THE PRICE IS RIGHT 2: Up +5% in viewers (5.83m from 5.57m), +7% in women 25-54 (1.5/10 from 1.4/10) and +10% in women 18-49 (1.1/08 from 1.0/08).

    The Dramas
    THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: Up +7% in viewers (5.03m from 4.70m), +5% in women 25-54 (2.0/13 from 1.9/12) and +8% in women 18-49 (1.4/10 from 1.3/10).
    THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Up +5% in viewers (3.84m from 3.67m).

    The Talk
    THE TALK: Up +4% in viewers (2.66m from 2.55m) and +11% in women 25-54 (1.0/06 from 0.9/06).


    CBS Daytime will celebrate the “42nd Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards” with a special week-long live Twitter chat event featuring stars and producers from across the Network’s Daytime Emmy Award-nominated lineup. Beginning Monday, April 20, cast and crew from THE TALK, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, LET’S MAKE A DEAL, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS and THE PRICE IS RIGHT will live-tweet every weekday, through Friday, April 24, leading up to daytime’s biggest night on Sunday, April 26.

    THE TALK hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood will kick off the Twitter event with a live group chat on Monday, April 20. Actors Linsey Godfrey, Scott Clifton and Jacob Young (B&B), Keyboardist Cat Gray and Director Lenn Goodside (LMAD), Actresses Gina Tognoni and Amelia Heinle (Y&R), and Executive Producer Mike Richards (TPIR) will participate in chats throughout the week (see below for full schedule).

    CBS leads the 2015 Daytime Emmy nominations with 62 nods, more than any other network. The #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, received 25 nominations. In addition, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL received 19 nominations, THE TALK received seven, LET’S MAKE A DEAL and THE PRICE IS RIGHT received two nominations each.

    CBS Daytime’s entire entertainment lineup was honored, with both THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS and THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL receiving nominations for Outstanding Drama Series. THE TALK was nominated for Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment and Outstanding Talk Show Host, and THE PRICE IS RIGHT was nominated for Outstanding Game Show.

    Other top nods include Outstanding Lead Actor nominations for Y&R’s Christian LeBlanc and Billy Miller, and Outstanding Lead Actress for Y&R’s Gina Tognoni. Outstanding Supporting Actress nominations went to Y&R’s Amelia Heinle and Elizabeth Hendrickson, and B&B’s Linsey Godfrey. B&B’s Scott Clifton and Jacob Young, and Y&R’s Kristoff St. John received nods for Outstanding Supporting Actor. Y&R’s Hunter King and Max Ehrich received nods for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series and for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series, respectively.

    The following is the schedule for the live Twitter chats:

    3:30 PM, ET / 12:30 PM, PT: THE TALK (#talklivechat)
    o Julie Chen (@JulieChen)
    o Sara Gilbert (@THEsaragilbert)
    o Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne)
    o Sheryl Underwood (@sherylunderwood)
    o Aisha Tyler (@AishaTyler)

    1:30 PM, ET / 10:30 AM, PT: THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (#BoldandBeautiful)
    o Jacob Young (@Jacob_W_Young)
    o Scott Clifton (@CliftonsNotes)
    o Linsey Godfrey (@linseygodfrey)

    3:00 PM, ET / 12:00 PM, PT: LET’S MAKE A DEAL (#LMAD)
    o Keyboardist Cat Gray (@letsmakeadeal)
    o Director Lenn Goodside (@letsmakeadeal)

    o Amelia Heinle (@marchpemberley)
    o Gina Tognoni (@ginatognoni)

    11:00 AM, ET/ 8:00 AM, PT: THE PRICE IS RIGHT (#PriceIsRight)
    o Executive Producer Mike Richards (@MRichTV)

    First Wave of Daytime Emmys Presenters

    ( The first wave of presenters for the 2015 Daytime Emmy Awards are in, and some non-soap opera familiar faces will be joining in the fun this year.

    Regis Philbin, Steve Harvey, Marie Osmond, Craig Ferguson, Deidre Hall, Nancy O’Dell, Shemar Moore and Alex Trebek are among those who will read the teleprompter on Pop’s telecast, which has Tyra Banks set to host.

    Also presenting are cast members from the four daytime soaps, including Daniel Goddard, Justin Hartley and Melissa Claire Egan of “The Young and The Restless,” Kirsten Storms and Ryan Paevey of “General Hospital,” Christopher Sean, Freddie Smith and Guy Wilson of “Days of Our Lives” and Jacob Young, Karla Mosley and Linsey Godfrey of “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

    Additional presenters will be announced prior to the awards show.

    The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast during the 2014 calendar year. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award will honor Betty White.

    The awards show will be executive produced by Michael Levitt of Michael Levitt Productions, with Gary Tellalian and Mike Rothman also serving as executive producers.

    This year’s Daytime Emmys will air live on Pop on Sunday April 26 at 8 p.m. ET.

    'Jane The Virgin's Gina Rodriguez Attaches To Alloy Entertainment's 'Purple Hearts'

    Alloy Entertainment has attached Jane The Virgin star Gina Rodriguez and The Sessions writer-director Ben Lewin to Purple Hearts, a film project that Alloy commissioned internally by Alloy Entertainment Features. Written by Kyle Jarrow, it’s a love story about an aspiring musician and a soldier who marry under false pretenses but eventually find true love. Lewin’s The Sessions starred Helen Hunt. Rodriguez won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Comedy for her work in the breakout hit Jane The Virgin. Elysa Dutton and Les Morgenstein of Alloy Features will produce alongside Amy Bear with Gidden Media.

    Rodriguez is represented David Guillod at Intellectual Artists Management (A Division of Primary Wave) and Carlos Carreras of APA. Lewin’s lawyer is Craig Emanuel at Loeb & Loeb and CAA.

    Talk Show Appearance

    We 4/22: Gina Rodriguez

    Talk Show Appearance

    Th 4/16: Betty White

    Tu 4/21: Betty White

    Casting Corner

    Kim Matula returns as “Hope” on April 17 and April 20.

    Jacqueline MacInnes Wood returns to The Bold and the Beautiful

    Two-time Emmy nominee Jacqueline MacInnes Wood will return to The Bold and the Beautiful on May 26, now on contract as Steffy Forrester, TVInsider reports.

    Morning Show Appearance

    Today - NBC
    Tuesday, April 21
    (9-10 a.m.) Gina Rodriguez on Jane the Virgin

    Tyra Banks Will Host Daytime Emmys

    Tyra Banks will host the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards, which Pop will broadcast live April 26 beginning at 8 PM ET. The show will be produced by Michael Levitt of Michael Levitt Productions with Gary Tellalian and Mike Rothman also serving as executive producers.

    Video: Godfrey Opens Up To ET

    'Bold and the Beautiful' Star Linsey Godfrey Talks 'Freak Accident' & 'Miracle Baby': Video.

    Is Quinn Still Dangerous?

    THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Rena Sofer (Quinn) relishes playing the soap's borderline sociopath, but is there more to this multi-faceted character than simply holding swords to people's throats? The actress certainly thinks so.

    How Scott Clifton Missed The Emmy Nominations...

    "The last thing I want to see is for her to actually murder somebody," says Sofer. "You can only go so far with that. Not that I want to see Quinn become 'good,' or 'nice' in any way, shape or form, but I think she really does strive to be better."

    Striving is one thing, but can she really stay on the straight and narrow path, worried as she is about her fiancé Deacon's affiliation with his old flame, Brooke?

    "In spite of trying, she is who she is, and she makes mistakes," Sofer coyly notes, "but I'd love to see some people give her the benefit of the doubt, and then maybe she can get into trouble in different ways. It doesn't always have to be about murder — even though she's definitely comfortable with that!"

    Find out what else Sofer has to say about Quinn's world, and her own, by picking up the latest issue of Soaps In Depth, on sale now!

    How Scott Clifton Missed The Emmy Nominations!

    While everyone else in daytime was celebrating the Daytime Emmy nominations when they were announced on Tuesday, March 31, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Scott Clifton (Liam) was a little late learning he was once again up for Outstanding Supporting Actor!

    "I actually didn't find out until a couple days later," he confides, "because I'd been on a camping trip in the woods. I'd even forgotten when the nominations were going to be announced! On my way back down the mountain, my phone picked up a signal and suddenly a barrage of congratulatory texts and voicemails hit me all at once. I couldn't ask for a better, more fun way to find out. What a perfect welcome home surprise!"

    Although Clifton has been nominated before for both his work on B&B as well as GENERAL HOSPITAL and ONE LIFE TO LIVE — and taking home two trophies over the years — this year's nod means a lot to the actor. "The episode I submitted this year wasn't a strategic choice," he says, "as it didn't seem to fit any of the usual criteria — it wasn't necessarily the most realistic or emotional or nuanced — it's classic soap, like a choreographed dance.

    "It's a performance I'm very proud of," Clifton continues, "and it tells a story about these two men and their relationship that really resonated with me both on the page, thanks to the poetic wisdom of [writer] Patrick Mulcahey and on the screen, thanks to the masterful precision of Darin Brooks (Wyatt). So to be nominated for this is such a reward, and I'm incredibly grateful."

    Ashley Jones on CSI: CYBER 4/21/15

    “URL, Interrupted” – The Cyber team investigates when a high school victim of intense cyberbullying by her classmates pledges to retaliate, on CSI: CYBER, on a special night, Tuesday, April 21 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.

    GUEST CAST INCLUDES: Byron Mann (Jordan Tan), Brandon Ford Green (Detective Felix Garcia), Ashley Jones (Arianna Peterson)

    Talk Show Appearance

    The Talk - CBS

    Tuesday, April 7

    Actor Michael Weatherly (CBS’s “NCIS”);

    Karla Mosley discusses her new transgender role (CBS’s “The Bold and the Beautiful”)

    B&B's Young Shares His Emmy Nomination

    Jacob Young (Rick, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL) had set THE TALK to record so he could see the Daytime Emmy nominations, but he had the news of his own Supporting Actor nod spoiled by Twitter! "My curiosity killed the cat," he admits. "I was happy that I could follow along on Twitter. It's great, because on Twitter, you can see what people say."

    And the actor insists that the nod is not just for him. "This nomination is everyone's," he declares. "All the people who worked with me. Everybody's been so fantastic, from John [McCook, Eric] to Thorsten [Kaye, Ridge] to Katherine [Kelly Lang, Brooke], too."

    Naturally, Young submitted the episode where Maya dropped the bombshell about Ridge and Caroline to earn the nomination, and plans to submit the same episode for the final judging. "There's no reason to change it," he muses. "Let's go ahead and keep it. I'm happy it was the right episode. It's great to be nominated."

    Of course, while actors from B&B can submit two half-hour episodes to equal the submissions from the actors on other soaps, he opted to just go with one. "It's nice to have that option," Young says, "but at the same time, if you don't have to... It's like presenting a sizzle reel — you don't want to bore the audience. Less is more, my friend!"

    The Unsung Legacy of Black Characters on Soap Operas

    The Unsung Legacy of Black Characters on Soap Operas: Read the article here.

    B&B's Godfrey Will Be At The Emmys!

    Linsey Godfrey (Caroline, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL) totally missed the announcement of the Daytime Emmy nominations because she was in physical therapy! "I got a call from [B&B executive producer and headwriter] Brad Bell," she recalls. "And then I got text messages from another producer. I checked my messages really quickly. They said 'Congratulations.'" She laughs and adds, "I said, 'For what?'"

    Due to B&B being a half-hour soap, the actors were allowed to submit two episodes to make the same hour as the other shows, so she submitted the scenes where Rick found out that Caroline kissed Ridge. "I wanted to do a different episode, but it aired four days after the cut off!" she laments.

    In fact, Godfrey wasn't really involved in what was submitted to the committee, since it occurred just after her accident where she was struck by a car. "I was in the hospital," she reveals. "I felt so bad they had to call and ask. I was not really paying attention. I was just like, 'Oh, I don't care. Just submit what you want!'"

    With the ceremony coming up in less than a month, she's already looking at potential gowns, but isn't quite sure how well she'll be able to get around the venue. "I'm trying to figure out if I'm going to be out of these 'moon boots,'" Godfrey says. "I think I'll be out of at least one of them, but I'm hoping I'll be out of both. I don't think I'll be able to wear heels. I'm hoping my gowns are long enough that they cover my feet. But I'll feel so short!"


    The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced today that “Jeopardy!” game show icon, Alex Trebek and Florence Henderson, stage and television star of “Oklahoma” and “The Brady Bunch,” will host the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards on Friday, April 24, 2015. The reception and presentation will take place at the Universal Hilton in Los Angeles beginning at 5:30 p.m.

    In addition, this year’s Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement will be presented to producer, director, Michael Gargiulo, who in his over 50-year career has had a hand in many television classics such as “Password,” “I’ve Got A Secret,” “The Tell the Truth,” The Thanksgiving Day’s Parade,” the “Tournament of Roses,” plus many variety specials for CBS, including the “New Year’s Eve Celebration” for more than 30 years.

    “I feel like we have garnered two icons of television royalty in having Alex Trebek and Florence Henderson as co-hosts for our grand celebration of the best in the craft of television at this year’s Daytime Creative Arts gala,” said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS. “Adding Producer/Director Michael Gargiulo as our lifetime achievement honoree to the evening’s festivities with his over-half a century of Emmy-Award winning work guarantees a terrific evening as we honor the best in daytime television.”

    “Michael Gargiulo is a behind the camera pioneer who goes back to his days with television legends Bob Stewart and Mark Goodson,” said David Michaels, Senior Vice President, Daytime. “From his historic recording of the Nixon Khrushchev “kitchen debate” to the “$10,000 Pyramid,” Michael Gargiulo has produced and directed just about everything in a career that includes game shows, variety specials and news. We’re delighted to be honoring him with this well-deserved lifetime achievement award.”


    B&B is seeking a transgender actor or actress of any ethnicity for four shows (possibly more) to begin shooting on April 7. The description says the character will be, "A strong, confidant person who’s completed their transition and is mentoring other Trans people."


    The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and THE TALK today announced that the daytime talk show will exclusively reveal the “42nd Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards” nominations live on Tuesday, March 31 (2:00-3:00 PM, ET; 1:00-2:00 PM, PT/CT) on the CBS Television Network.

    NATAS will release the full nominations list immediately following the program online at

    Encores of this special episode of THE TALK will air on Pop on Tuesday, March 31 (8:00 PM and 11:00 PM, ET/PT) featuring the nominations of the Daytime Emmy Awards. The “42nd Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards” ceremony airs live exclusively on Pop on Sunday, April 26 (8:00 PM, ET/5:00 PM, PT).

    THE TALK will continue the celebration following the Daytime Emmys with its fourth annual “After Party,” honoring some of the night’s biggest winners on Monday, April 27. Guest names to be announced following the Daytime Emmy Awards early Monday morning, April 27.

    The Bold and the Beautiful Star on How Transgender Twist 'Connects Dots'

    ( For the last two years, The Bold and the Beautiful‘s Karla Mosley has played homeless-woman-turned-aspiring-fashion-mogul Maya Avant. Maya is plucky, beautiful and driven, but she’s hardly a newsmaker.

    Then, Wednesday’s episode revealed that Maya used to be a man named Myron. All of a sudden, the CBS soap’s willingness to explore a transgender character — which other daytime dramas have tried (and failed at) in the past — has more than just B&B diehards waiting for today’s episode.

    What will the new development mean for Maya and Rick’s relationship? What about that baby Dayzee helped her have adopted? And how will the show’s international fans respond? TVLine chatted with Mosley about what Maya/Myron means for Forrester Creations and beyond.

    TVLINE | Headwriter/executive producer Bradley Bell first told you all of this around Christmas?

    It feels like being called up to the principal’s office. [Laughs] He said, ‘Maya’s got this secret.’ He told me what it is. And then I had to keep it from the rest of the cast and crew for a month. Reign [Edwards], who plays [Maya’s younger sister] Nicole, didn’t know until the day before when we got our scripts. Even then, on the day we were shooting it, some of the cameramen didn’t know. It hadn’t gotten around. It’s been quite kept under wraps. It’s been a really interesting journey.

    TVLINE | A while back, All My Children introduced a male character named Zarf who soon revealed he was transitioning to a female named Zoe, and the fans never really showed up for that storyline. Using Twitter as a gauge, your storyline already seems to have significant fan interest, if not yet support. What do you think accounts for the difference?

    I think it’s the times. That was, what, 10 years ago that that happened? It’s amazing how, even in the past five years, our country has shifted. We can certainly see that politically. Also, I think, it’s social media that’s helping. Today I felt some unrest, some people asking questions [online]. I was able to go online for an hour and just tweet with people. It’s something we can all process together. The reason that we watch soaps is to talk about them, and social media is such a great platform for that. All of those things combined, the shifting climate and that people really do like Maya — or love to hate her. They’re committed to sticking with her, on one level or another, and I’m certainly grateful for that.

    TVLINE | She and Rick are together, and he is not the most tolerant person — of anything.

    [Laughs] Not at all.

    TVLINE | Can you speak to how this will affect their relationship?

    This information about Maya really connects dots for me. The reasons that she has spontaneously let Caroline win in the past or decided so quickly to marry Carter and then decided so quickly to completely screw up that relationship, I think it all has to do with her fear that Rick is going to reject her when he finds out the truth. And her fear of having to disclose — because I don’t think that she’s ever been in a relationship like this… I think in all of her past relationships, people have known already. Or it was something that wasn’t gonna last. So she suddenly found herself in this relationship that could possibly last with a man with whom she’s been very honest. Other than this, Maya is honest to a fault. She’s just terrified, on some level.

    TVLINE | You mentioned on Twitter that the show isn’t rewriting history when it comes to Dayzee having helped Maya have a child adopted. What can you tease about what we’ll learn about that?

    It’s an adoption story — we never saw Maya’s baby. We never saw that she had the child. That’s what I can say about that. Maya’s history has been very fuzzy. We’ve all been wondering: What was the deal with Jesse? How did she end up in prison? Again, for me, this really clarifies what that backstory is, why her relationship with Jesse was so tumultuous and some of what might have been going on at that time.

    TVLINE | When we pick up in the next episode, is it a continuation of the scene?

    It’s a direct pick-up. We really get to hear more about what’s going on between Nicole and Maya.

    TVLINE | The Bold and the Beautiful has a huge international following. How do you think this storyline will play around the world?

    It will remain to be seen. One of the great things about it airing in the United States first is that we get to process it together — and in Canada — and then Australia. So hopefully we’ll lead the world in opening hearts. I hope that all countries will air it and at least explore it. What’s great about soaps is there’s this element that people allow a little bit of leniency in a way they might not in other genres. [The series is] hiring trans actors to support the storyline, so it’ll also give maybe a little more visibility within the trans community around the world.

    Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Quinto Among Hollywood Game Night First-Timers

    Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Zachary Quinto (The Slap, Hannibal) and singer Joe Jonas (also of the upcoming NBC variety series I Can Do That!) are among the first-timers on board for Hollywood Game Night Season 2.

    Others making their debut on the opportunistically scheduled NBC game show — as revealed in on-set photos shared by executive producer Todd Milliner and host Jane Lynch — include Modern Family‘s Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Young & Hungry‘s Rex Lee and comedian Jeff Dye.

    Celebs making their Game Night encores, meanwhile, include Zachary Levi (fka Chuck, also from this summer’s Heroes Reborn), Community alum/Odd Couple star Yvette Nicole Brown, Robot Chicken‘s Seth Green, TV vet Tom Arnold and celebrity chef Curtis Stone.

    A premiere date has not yet been set for Game Night Season 2.

    Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez: I'm Constantly Being Told 'You're Not Skinny Enough'

    Gina Rodriguez knows she's not perfect.

    "I work in an industry where I am constantly being told, 'You're not skinny enough. You're not tall enough. You're not ethnic enough,' " the Jane the Virgin star tells PEOPLE. "Being constantly told that you are not enough can wear down any woman – any person, period."

    But Rodriguez has always been able to turn to her parents – Puerto Ricans who moved to Chicago to raise Rodriguez, 30, and her two older sisters – for inspiration when she's feeling down.

    "My father was always very honest with us – and maybe crude at times. He prepared us for the game that is society," she says of her dad Gino, who is a prominent representative for the Teamsters. "He prepared us to be able to look at billboards and magazines and say, 'This is not the only body type that is beautiful.' He would encourage us to find our beauty and love our beauty and accept our beauty as what God gave us."

    Even as Rodriguez has found success with her role on Jane, she still thinks back to the advice her mother gave her growing up.

    "My mom is so beautiful and never wears any makeup. She would say, 'You want a man to love you for who you are, not what you look like or what you're covered up by,' " Rodriguez says of her mother Magali, who rose through the ranks of the Cook County Court from secretary to director of the interpreters. "My parents really encouraged us to have confidence in who we are and accept who we are because it is not going to change and we are beautiful."

    And now the Golden Globe winner has another person in her life to help combat the pressures of Hollywood beauty standards.

    "I may not be skinny enough for [some] roles, but I do just fine in real life," says the actress, who has been dating actor Henri Esteve since early last year. "He's my partner in crime and super supportive."

    At the end of the day, Rodriguez knows she can look within for the confidence she needs.

    "As a woman in this industry, we are constantly being pressured to look a certain way and to get our hair and nails and makeup done and live up to these images that aren’t conducive to a healthy mind," she says. "But I have to remember that this is a game. And if the game says I should be looking like this, then I just don't play that role. And that's okay."

    For more of our interview with Gina Rodriguez pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now.

    Bold and the Beautiful Reveals Transgender Character

    ( After 28 years on the air, Bold and the Beautiful just aired its most genuinely unexpected twist yet.

    On Wednesday's episode, it was revealed that Maya Avant – who has been played by Karla Mosley on the soap for two years – is transgender. She was assigned male at birth with the name Myron.

    This reveal came courtesy of her sister, Nicole (Reign Edwards), during an emotional argument. "You're not my sister, Maya. You're not Maya at all," said Nicole. "You're Myron, my brother."

    If you were surprised by Maya's secret, you weren't the only one.

    "My first reaction was surprise, because 10 or 20 years ago, this is not a story we would be telling, and not in a way that's truthful and not sensational," Mosley, 33, told USA Today of her character's transition.

    "My second reaction was, 'Thank you.' It's a gift. It's a privilege," she told the newspaper. "It's a real opportunity to educate our viewers here and all over the world."

    "It is about people respecting other people's differences and their uniqueness," said Bradley Bell, executive producer and head writer for B&B in a statement obtained by USA Today.

    "In the end, we all want to be loved, and in order to love someone else you first have to love yourself," Bell added. "If you are transgender, gay, straight, it doesn't matter. It's about finding love in life. This is a love story."

    Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez: My Inspiring Journey to Stardom

    Gina Rodriguez has always known she wanted to be a performer – even if she didn't always look the part.

    "I was a huge tomboy," the Jane the Virgin star tells PEOPLE about growing up in Chicago as the youngest of three daughters born to native Puerto Rican parents.

    "I remember being 6 years old – I was probably wearing joggers and an oversized T-shirt – and I saw these little girls in sequins outfits smiling and dancing at the Puerto Rican Day parade. I was like, 'I want to be in those little sequin dresses.' "

    Rodriguez, now 30, joined a dance troupe and continued to perform through high school, but it wasn't long before she set her sights on acting as well.

    When she was only 13, she ventured across town on her own to audition for a commercial against her parents' wishes.

    "I got the parent next to me to sign my parental consent form so they didn't know that I didn't have a parent with me," Rodriguez says. "I ended up booking the commercial, so they called my parents. I thought I was going to get in so much trouble. But I was going to get paid for the commercial so they said, 'Fine. You can do it if you put the money towards college.' I said, 'Done deal, baby seal. Let's do this.' "

    Rodriguez got an agent and continued to work, but she was also acutely aware that roles for someone with her ethnic background were limited.

    "Growing up, I had these fierce women in my life who were kicking ass, but I never saw them represented onscreen," Rodriguez says of her mother Magali – who rose through the ranks of the Cook County Court from secretary to director of the interpreters – and sisters Ivelisse, an investment banker, and Rebecca, a doctor.

    "The [role models I saw on TV] weren't ever the color of myself or my siblings. I realized: Changing that is my mission," she says.

    After graduating from New York University, Rodriguez thought she had made it big when she scored the lead role in Filly Brown, which won critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012.

    "I thought I was going to be, like, the next Jennifer Lawrence," Rodriguez says. "And then that didn't happen."

    But the actress was not fearful of waiting until the next perfect role came along.

    "I got a lot of TV options after [Filly Brown] but they all continued to tell the same story. So I waited," she says. "That was scary because they were offering me all this money that would have allowed me to not be a broke, struggling actor anymore. But I feel so lucky that at a very young age I was given so much motivation by my parents to try and stay the course and stand up for what I believe in.

    "And thank God I waited because then Jane came along it was exactly what I wanted to say to the world," says Rodriguez, who took home a Golden Globe in January for her lead role in the CW dramedy.

    "I feel like I need a year to go by because it is still so crazy," says the actress, who currently keeps her new award sitting in a box on her TV stand. "Everything leading up to this has just been quite the journey."

    For more of our interview with Gina Rodriguez pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

    You Have to See the Shockingly Progressive Twist on The Bold and the Beautiful

    ( TV soap operas have long been masters of the plot twist. Evil twins, ghosts, aliens, serial killers and the old standby amnesia have all become somewhat common on the biggest daytime dramas. But the writers of The Bold and the Beautiful took the show's latest shocker to a whole new level. And you know what? Good for them.

    (There are spoilers ahead, obviously, in case you have some B&B piling up on your DVR.)

    Wednesday's episode of The Bold and the Beautiful was a whopper, revealing that Maya (played by Karla Mosley) is actually... Myron. A man. The reveal came when Maya was having a confrontation with her sister Nicole, as Nicole discovered that Maya had transitioned from a man to a woman at an early age.

    "I've done some research," Nicole said. "And I know why our parents kept it a secret."

    "What secret?" Maya asked.

    "You're not my sister, Maya," Nicole said. "You're not Maya at all. You're Myron, my brother."

    "My first reaction was surprise, because 10 or 20 years ago, this is not a story we would be telling, and not in a way that's truthful and not sensational," Mosley told USA Today. "My second reaction was, 'Thank you.' It's a gift, it's a privilege. It's a real opportunity to educate our viewers here and all over the world."

    The Bold and the Beautiful head writer and executive producer Bradley Bell told USA Today that the storyline is about love. "It is about people respecting other people's differences and their uniqueness," he said. "In the end, we all want to be loved, and in order to love someone else you first have to love yourself. If you are transgender, gay, straight, it doesn't matter. It's about finding love in life. This is a love story."

    Watch the reveal for yourself: Video.

    What did you think of Maya's transgender storyline?

    B&B Writers Re-Write Soap's History!?

    How does a man have a baby?


    Maya Avant was an aspiring actress/singer from the Midwest who, years ago, came to Los Angeles to pursue a career in show business. Maya had a daughter she gave up for adoption when she was convicted for a crime she didn't commit. Dayzee Leigh, who worked with the less fortunate on Skid Row (and lived there herself), worked to help place Maya's baby with a good family.

    In 2013, Maya was released from prison and tracked down Dayzee, demanding her baby back. Dayzee, who had become part of the prestigious Forrester fashion dynasty by marrying Marcus Forrester, tried to stall Maya, who became increasingly insistent. Dayzee did some digging and was forced to tell Maya that her daughter, along with her daughter's adoptive family, died in a car wreck. Maya was stunned, but seemed to find peace when she visited her daughter's extended family, realizing that Dayzee had done right by her baby.

    Offered the chance to sing open mic at Dayzee's coffee house, Maya attracted the attention of Marcus' cousin, Rick Forrester, who was volunteering at Dayzee's. Maya mistook Rick for one of the waiters, even giving Rick a hefty tip thinking he was less fortunate. Maya enjoyed getting to know Rick, who helped her move into the apartment above Dayzee's and slept on her couch when he locked his keys in his car. Maya witnessed an argument between Rick and his socialite girlfriend, Caroline Spencer, and could see Ric k was unhappy.

    Rick took Maya window shopping on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, where they shared their first kiss. Maya thrilled as she tried on fancy dresses at a Forrester Creations boutique. But when a sales clerk outed Rick as a Forrester, Maya felt played, and she stormed out. Later, Maya accepted a date with Marcus' adoptive brother, Carter Walton, who took her to a dinner party at the Forrester mansion. Maya was uncomfortable when Rick entered with jealous Caroline, who made sure Maya saw Rick kissing her. Carter asked Maya out again, but Maya, who had come to forgive Rick for his deception, gently turned Carter down. Carter then helped Maya get back with Rick.

    When Rick and Maya were dating again, Caroline maliciously made up female names starting with M to insult Maya. Such as Mariah (To Rick), Maria (To Maya), Mitsy (To Rick and Maya), Monica (To Rick), Melissa (To Rick), Marietta (To Carter), Mona (To Rick and Maya), and (after she took a break) Martha (To Rick).

    Maya faced opposition in her attraction to Rick through Dayzee, who warned Maya to stay away out of genuine concern for her, and Caroline, who snarkily made sure to get Maya's name wrong in conversation. Still, Maya and Rick seemed to grow closer. Maya thought she was getting a shot at the big time when she received a call offering her a movie role, but when Maya got to the studio, she soon realized she was being asked to do porn, unaware that Caroline had set the whole thing up to make Maya look bad in Rick's eyes. Rick joked with Maya about her brush with "success", then offered Maya a legitimate position as a spokesmodel for Forrester's Hope for the Future line. Caroline was furious and taunted the inexperienced Maya, but Rick hired a professional model to be Maya's guide. Later, Caroline made points with Rick by arranging a fundraiser fashion show for her cancer foundation, in which Rick, Carter, and Marcus, along with Thomas Forrester and Oliver Jones, modeled sleepwear on the runway.

    Maya could tell that Rick was still interested in her, but he wasn't breaking things off with Caroline, either. Maya finally told Rick that he needed to choose; Rick chose Maya, but reported that Caroline was ignoring his attempts to break up with her. One day, Maya walked into the office at Forrester to find Caroline's uncle, publishing magnate Bill Spencer. Bill had dug into Maya's past and found out that Maya was not to come within 500 feet of Jesse Graves, the father of her deceased baby, or Maya could be sent back to jail. Bill promised to arrange it if Maya didn't stay away from Rick. Maya stood up to Bill and unashamedly admitted her past with Jesse, a bad boy who carried guns and committed a crime that Maya was also sent to jail for.

    Despite Bill's threats, Maya went to a club with Rick and was frustrated when Caroline tagged along with them. Maya ran into Jesse, who had cleaned up his act after his release from jail and wanted to reunite with Maya and their daughter. Maya had the difficult task of having to tell Jesse their daughter had died. She wished him well and hit the dance floor with Rick, unaware that Bill's assistant, Alison, had snapped a photo of Maya and Jesse in conversation (Alison previously gave Jesse Graves a tall stack of cash and told him he'd get the other half after). Maya was horrified when Alison showed up on her doorstep with the photo, which Alison promised would be delivered to the district attorney if Maya went near Rick again. Starting to feel the noose tightening, Maya admitted to Carter that Bill was blackmailing her. Maya also tells Rick about what Bill did, resulting in Rick ending his relationship with Caroline. Pamela Douglas befriended Rick's girlfriend Maya wonderfully happy.

    Things seem to go well for Rick and Maya. Caroline meets up with Rafael, an aspiring film and television producer, and tells him all about her failed romance with Rick and what part she believes Maya played in the breakup. Caroline then secretly sets Maya up for one of the lead roles in Rafael's new web series, Room 8, with Carter. Room 8 is about two roommates who live together in an apartment and start to fantasize about each other. When Maya tells Rick about her getting cast in the show, he is excited for her.

    Rick and Maya

    Caroline secretly revises some of the scenes in Rafael's webisodes to make them steamier. Rick's excitement turns to shock and dismay when a clip from the show, showing a scene featuring Carter and Maya making out, premieres at his 4th of July party. Maya tries hard to explain what happened, but Rick is just too upset. Caroline gloats from a distance, happy that she seems to have succeeded in her latest scheme to break up Rick and Maya. However, Maya begins to wonder if someone on the show other then Rafael is pulling the strings behind the scenes. Then Carter and Maya play one of Caroline's steamiest episodes, and afterwards Carter can't help but fall in love with Maya and kisses her. He begins hoping that what they have onscreen translates to an offscreen romance. His hopes end up dashed, however, when Maya lets him know that they are just portraying characters on a show, and that she loves Rick and is committed to him. She then goes to see Rick and realizes that he's just seen another steamy scene between her and Carter. The two end up talking, and Rick tells Maya that while he hates seeing her kissing Carter onscreen, he understands that it's a part of her job as an actress, and that he supports her. Maya appreciates Rick's support, but she is still left wondering who could be emailing the fantasy scenes to people. Later on, Caroline and Rafael create a more intimate episode, and Carter ends up falling for Maya again and kisses her. Maya, however, stays strong and tells him that she's with Rick and that Carter has to keep his feelings to himself. Caroline (behind scenes) had Rafael add a water bed to the next episode, and Maya admits to Carter that there has to be a boundary at some point. An unsure Maya isn't able to do the scene as written, which angers Rafael, who then gets into a fight with Caroline. Maya then walks in on their conversation and quickly realizes that Caroline was behind all of this. Carter comes in, shocked by what he has just found out while Maya and Caroline argue. However, Caroline's gig was up, and Rafael fired her. One of the guniea pigs went between Caroline's legs, which freaked her out, and Caroline jumped on the waterbed when her heels popped the bed, resulting in Caroline getting soaked. Rick, who had come to the set to visit Maya and chat with Rafael, later told Caroline that when it comes to her, he doesn't know what to believe anymore. Maya wanted Rick to show up to her Room 8 premier and Rick said he'd show up in a little bit. When Maya got there Dayzee and Marcus were their to support Marcus's brother Carter and Dayzee's best friend Maya. Maya hugged Dayzee. Pam who had befriended Maya hugs Maya and had a huge tub of popcorn. Pam told her she has lemon bars in her purse for when the lights dim. Rafael called Carter and Maya up so they could speak and congratulated them. Maya thanked Rick forrester but still wondering where he was. Thomas and Thorne teamed up to kick Rick out (partly because of Thomas and Rick's bad history) and have Thorne be president and Thomas vice president. Thomas explained Thorne is someone he can trust. Thorne and Thomas confronted this to Eric and Rick, Thomas, Thorne, Eric, and Caroline had another meeting. Caroline babbled something about Hope For The Future. But Thomas and Thorne contradicted that even though the sales are up they need a profit. Eric let Rick stay president until further evidence of Hope For The Future Sales. Rick then realized he needs to see the screening. When the series was about to begin Maya wondered where Rick was. Rick came and asked Pam where Maya was. Pam was babbling about the movie and Rick made it obvious he didn't care. Pam told him Maya left. Maya ran up to her apartment sad while Carter followed her. Carter insisted he stayed the night on the couch where they made out and that's all that happened. Rafael stole Maya's phone so she couldn't track all of Rick's messages. Rafael in the morning at Dayzee's saw Carter come out in the same clothes as the day before. Rafael told this to Caroline. The Hope For The Future Line had no response but was a hit. Rick kept his position and Caroline blurted out Maya's secret knowing Rick hates secrets (Amber, Caroline, Maya). Rick didn't believe her until Maya told him it's true and Rick stormed off to Caroline's place and got in bed. After Rick left in the morning Maya had a few words with Caroline and won. Maya went to Rick and gave him her resignation from the company and the necklace he gave her. Caroline and Rick reconnected. Carter came to Maya's apartment because he heard about her designation and later proposed to her and after hesitating Maya said yes. Rick left wotk to check up on Maya. He knocked and when Maya opened the door, Rick noticed the ring on her finger, and Carter came to her protectively. Maya wanted to rejoin Forrester. Carter told this to Rick and Maya talked to him later in which Rick gladly rehired her. Caroline and Maya tried to make peace but Caroline still called her Myrna (after calling her Matilda) and Maya fired back calling her Carol.

    Rick and Caroline were married at the Forrester Mansion on December 2, 2013 in an impromtu ceremony in front of family and friends.

    In 2014, while waiting for Forrester's sabotaged freight elevator by Quinn Fuller, Oliver told Maya he loves doing photography with her and that she's beautiful. The two kissed despite Maya's engagement to Carter Walton and Maya had to go.

    At the Bikini Bar, Oliver and Alexandria Forrester had lunch with Maya and Carter in the same restaurant. Aly ordered a hot green tea which Oliver accidently spilled all over her hand and wiped up and then kissed her hand. Aly and Oliver began a secret relationship. Maya questions Oliver's attraction towards Maya while recording him on his phone. Oliver admitted she will help him stay in the company and she's smart and pretty enough so he'll put up with her. Oliver just left as carter walked in and questioned Maya. Maya played the recording. Carter claims it does sound bad but it's taken out of context. Carter continues to stick up for Oliver.

    At a business metting at Forrester, Maya got jealous when Caroline was flirting with Rick as well as Aly with Oliver. Hope told Maya that she has lost energy in her photos and asked if anything was bothering her. While posing in a photo shoot with Oliver. Maya was very jealous looking and had flashbacks of her and Rick. Maya pointed out that Oliver will be on the inside because he's with a Forrester and she almost was when she was with Rick. Maya pointed out that Caroline was terrible towards her. Maya pointed out all of the expensive things the Forrester's have. Oliver asked her if she was angry about their relationship or jealous. Maya left and entered the steam room when Rick was in there alone and massaged his back for him. Rick intiTally thought it was Caroline but was shocked when he turned around and it was Maya. Rick told Caroline he wasn't alone in the steam room. Caroline wondered who would be in Rick in the steam room and then thought of...Myrna. Maya came and played them the recording of Oliver talking about Aly. Caroline was ticked off at Maya but Rick was astonished at Oliver. Rick and Caroline talked it over and Caroline understood Oliver's side. Rick confronted Aly after their medieval night, and played the recording questioning his intentions. Oliver told them that he genuinely like Aly. They decided not to play it unless they have to for Aly's sake. Rick kept his eye on Oliver. Oliver and Maya got in an argument about this. Oliver told this to Aly who didn't know if she could trust him anymore. Rick told Carter that Maya hit on him in the steam room. Carter asked Maya who admit it. Carter was angry and broke up with Maya. Oliver decided to tell Aly himself about the recording. Aly was heartbroken and didn't know if he was lying to her like before. Aly told Pam and Pam was a little more understanding than Aly and Aly, Charlie, and Oliver all went to Medieval night together. Aly was still sad unenjoying the show. Oliver snuck in because the show didn't have a yellow knight so Oliver put on the costume and went on the horse. He threw Aly a carnation and lifted up his helmet and they all realized he was Oliver. Oliver clumsily had to fight the other knight and fell down. Aly ran down and told the knight not to hurt him. They asked for the reason and Aly said love. Oliver and Aly remained together and the ghost of Darla gave Oliver a carnation to give to Aly.

    Maya noticed that Caroline and Ridge Forrester were working closely together on a couture line behind closed doors not letting anybody in, hoping there was something more. She told Rick her suspicions, but he had faith in Caroline and denied it. Maya tried to bring up the memories they shared, but Rick continued to stay faithful to Caroline. Ever since Bill dumped Ridge into the Persian Gulf during an altercation at Bill and Brooke's wedding attempt, Ridge lost his ability to draw. He could coarse Caroline's hand and draw perfectly though. Caroline began getting frustrated with Ridge's perfectionist ways and asked why couldn't he do it himself but realized he can't. He admit to it and made Caroline promise that she wouldn't tell anybody, not even Rick. Katie walks in on them working closely, and they explain their partnership. Katie begins to feel uncomfortable and discusses this with Rick, who is also secretly a bit uncomfortable. Rick got angry that Ridge is taking credit for Caroline's designs, but Caroline insisted she's happy to help him. Rick brought this up to Eric, who decided to resign from CEO and will give his position to either Rick or Ridge. He asked Caroline who he should give it to but she didn't have an answer. Caroline expressed her romantic feelings to Ridge, who admit he has a crush on her too and kissed her. However, Caroline ended up feeling guilty about the kiss because of her marriage to Rick and knowing how much he hates Ridge.

    Maya confronted Rick about her accusations and although he was nervous, he believed in Caroline. Maya also brought this up to Ridge's fiance, Katie Logan. Eric decided to step down from his CEO position and give it to either of his two sons, Rick or Ridge. At the Forrester meeting, Eric was going to give the position to Ridge because he's a designer when Maya blurted out that he's having an affair with Caroline. This was shocking, and Maya asked Caroline to just simply say no if it's not. Caroline began crying and confessed to Rick about the attraction between her and Ridge. Rick felt betrayed and rushed off in a rage. Maya arrived at Brooke's cabin to see Rick angry and violent and upset. Rick took his ring off and said his marriage to Caroline was over. Rick thanked her for informing him. Maya comforted him, told him that she never stopped loving him, and the two began making out on the couch which resulted in them making love. Caroline stopped by Brooke's mansion the next day to explain things. Maya appeared by the door wearing nothing but a bathrobe. Caroline was upset over what she was seeing, and Rick said he wanted a quick divorce and for her to leave town. Maya dropped Caroline's wedding ring on the carpet and Caroline picked it up and pleaded with Rick to put it back on, but he refused. Eric called Rick wanting to talk, but Rick felt betrayed by him. Rick then told Maya he wanted to leave town to get a fresh start. Eric stopped over and granted Rick with the CEO position. Rick didn't want to be that naive and was heartbroken and turned him down. Eric left the papers there for him to think about it. Maya convinced Rick to run Forrester with her, telling him that he had what it took to run the company and that she believed in him. When Carter tries to tell Rick that Maya's intentions with him may not be good, Rick disregards Carter's advice and warnings, feeling that Carter's loyality is to Ridge and not to Forrester Creations. Rick made Maya lead model for HFTF. Rick was very unpleased that the fashion show went well because he priced the cost of the dresses so high that nobody would buy them. Eric was furious with him that he did that. Eric told him he was being immature and Rick shot back that he doesn't know how Eric could still hire all his exes to work with him. Eric gave Rick an ultimatum that he can have the CEO position if he goes back to Caroline. Rick decided to try to patch things back up with Caroline. At first she was very hesitant and confused but eventually she agreed after she let Ridge go back to Katie. Rick broke the news to Maya who was angry and heartbroken and upset. Rick tried to explain to her that he's doing this for them, and that Caroline's only temporary for the position. Maya painfully agreed. Eric suggested Ridge and Caroline should be a team again which made Rick jealous but he agreed that this would be a good idea. Rick gave Maya Steffy Forrester's old apartment which she loved. It had the bathtub, Jackie Marone, installed when she lived there, and Rick and Maya tried to out together making out. Caroline called Rick and Rick made an excuse claiming he was up to his next in hot water with work.

    Caroline wanted to talk to Ivy Forrester at the Mansion. Caroline explained she's happy she got Rick back but she is still nervous about their relationship. Ivy supported Caroline until she got a call from a friend to check out his/her new apartment. Ivy arrived at the apartments and saw Rick kissing Maya. Rick got back to the Forrester Mansion and Ivy confronted him about what she saw. Rick claimed it was just a goodbye kiss but Ivy didn't believe it. Rick insisted Ivy didn't say anything or else she's fired. Caroline called from the cabin to the main house and asked if Rick's was there and Rick answered. Ivy confronted Maya at her apartment the next day about what she saw. Maya tried to pretend Rick is commited to caroline and what they had was real and they will run the company. Rick and Maya both convinced Ivy to keep her mouth shut.

    Eric signed the paper to give Rick irrevocable control. Rick was preaching to everybody in the meeting how he can do this for a year while Eric is away, with the help of a loyal woman by his side. Caroline thought Rick was talking about her when Rick called Maya in an announced that he is still with Maya.

    Rick and Maya moved into the Forrester Mansion while Eric was briefly away and Maya kicked Ivy and Aly out for a day to have some privacy. Rick also took down stephanie's portrait and hung up a portrait of Maya. Maya was a little nervous thinking how people would react but Rick insisted. The Forresters were offended by Rick's actions especially Stephanie's sister, Pamela Douglas. Ivy and Aly agreed that Rick's just doing this to get back at Caroline and that he still loves her.

    Brooke returned to L.A. from Milan only to find Maya home in Brooke's lengerie from the Brooke's Bedroom line.Maya welcomed her in and put a red robe on. Brooke was shocked to see Maya's portrait on the wall in place of Stephanie's. Brooke was appauled and uninformed. Maya stated it's only temporary until Eric comes back. Maya questioned if Rick has told her what's going on and Brooke denied it. Maya stated caroline turned to someones else. Brooke was astonished and at first she wanted Rick to tell her the story but then she blurted out it was Ridge. Maya went up stairs to change and tried to be polite with Brooke.

    Rick filed divorce papers and wanted to get rid of Stephanie's gun too. The lawyer forgot to take it with him at Forrester, so Rick took a stroll with it, and found Caroline and Ridge on top of each other, making out, in an office. Rick cracked open the door and fired gun shots at the wall. Ridge sprung up and Rick questioned both of them. Ridge took the gun away from Rick and emptied the bullets. Pam, Charlie, and Carter rushed over hearing gun shots. They were surprised to find out that Rick shot them. Rick still doesn't want Ridge with his wife, but Ridge stated that he doesn't want her anymore. Ridge was going to call Lieutenant Baker to file a report but Caroline convinced him otherwise. Rick returned to the Forrester Mansion to see his mother, Brooke Logan, back talking to Maya. Maya informed Brooke about Caroline and Ridge's affair. Rick stated gunshots were shot at the office. Brooke and Maya were shocked. Rick stated he shot them at Ridge and Caroline. Brooke called Ridge and was concerned. Brooke was on Rick's side, shocked about Ridge and Caroline's affair. Ridge stated they'll have this conversation another time. Caroline signed the divorce papers without even reading them over. Ridge suggested running away with her and starting their own company.

    In 2015, Maya's little sister, Nicole Avant, showed up at Forrester Creations looking for her. The two haven't seen each other in a long time and Nicole is eager to reconnect with her sister. But Maya seems tensed and nervous every time she sees Nicole around. Rick then offers that Nicole stay at the mansion after she had a falling out with her roommate. Nicole accepts the offer, but Maya still seems unsure. Nicole admits to Maya that she knows Maya's secret and that she hasn't told Rick. Maya confronts Nicole about what she has over her head saying she hasn't done anything wrong and that Rick knows everything about her. Nicole then reveals that Maya's real name is Myron and she is actually Nicole's brother, revealing that Maya is a transsexual.

    CBS soap reveals character is transgender

    ( On soap operas everybody has secrets, but The Bold and the Beautiful's popular Maya Avant has a new one.

    Turns out, she was born a man.

    Not shocked? Well, join the crowd.

    Transgender characters (and sometimes actors who play them) are suddenly everywhere in pop culture — they're so mainstream they can even turn up on CBS' long-running daytime drama with a blast of proud network publicity.

    The 28-year-old soap revealed in Wednesday's episode that Maya, a model now dating Rick Forrester, transitioned from male to female at a young age, after her sister confronted her with her birth certificate.

    The network says B&B is the only current show on broadcast or cable TV to include a transgender character as part of the regular cast.

    It's not likely to be the last.

    Amazon's Transparent and Netflix's Orange is the New Black are the best known (and most acclaimed) series featuring trans actors and/or characters.

    The news that Maya was born Myron inserts a plot twist (de rigueur on soaps), and could explain why the character has been fearful of intimacy.

    Non-trans actress and soap veteran Karla Mosley, 33, who's played Maya for more than two years, is thrilled with the development. When she was told after Christmas that Maya had a secret, this wasn't the first thing that popped into her head.

    "My first reaction was surprise, because 10 or 20 years ago, this is not a story we would be telling, and not in a way that's truthful and not sensational," Mosley says.

    "My second reaction was, 'Thank you.' It's a gift it's a privilege," she says. "It's a real opportunity to educate our viewers here and all over the world."

    Bradley Bell, executive producer and head writer, says the story the soap is telling is about love and tolerance.

    "It is about people respecting other people's differences and their uniqueness," he says in a statement. "In the end, we all want to be loved, and in order to love someone else you first have to love yourself. If you are transgender, gay, straight, it doesn't matter. It's about finding love in life. This is a love story."

    Maya — and a host of other trans-themed TV shows or films, either ongoing, announced or in development — could have the same effect on public attitudes towards transgender people that Will & Grace had for gay people a decade ago.

    Which is why GLAAD, the leading advocate for lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender people in the media, is happy about Maya.

    "Scripted gay, lesbian, and bisexual characters have become more common on television, but transgender characters continue to lag behind," says spokesman Nick Adams.

    GLAAD says as many as 90% of Americans know someone who is gay, but only 8% know someone who's transgender. Now more trans people are revealing themselves in real life, not just in pretend life on TV.

    "It's hard, when you've been pushed down for so long and made to feel shame and feel you have to hide out. It's a challenge to be vulnerable and say, 'Yes, this is who I am,'" Mosley says. "Hollywood has the opportunity to be the trailblazers in the world" in opening hearts to trans people.

    Maya is not the first trans character on a soap, says Adams. In 1995, ABC's The City included transgender character Azure (Carlotta Chang), who was a fashion model. In 2005, ABC's All My Children introduced glam-rocker Zarf (Jeffrey Carlson), who later came out as a trans woman, took the name Zoe, and fell in love with Bianca Montgomery.


    BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL's Linsey Godfrey (Caroline) posted two video updates on her Instagram account charting her standing and taking steps with the use of her walker. "Look at what I can do!" the actress wrote. "Look at my feets!" As soap fans know, Godfrey was seriously injured after she was hit by a car on February 2 while walking down a street in Los Angeles. Ever the fighter, Godfrey returned to the set on Wednesday, March 4, for her first day of taping post-accident. "I'm SOOO excited to go back to work tomorrow even for a little bit!" she tweeted of the experience. "One step in the right direction of recovery." To check out Godfrey's inspirational videos, go here and here.

    Jack Wagner on "Ray Donovan"

    Jack Wagner (General Hospital) tweeted that he’ll appear in a Season 3 episode of Showtime’s Ray Donovan

    (Pic) @JackWagnerhpk : Starting 2day on "Ray Donovan" a far cry from Hallmark but great cast & writing, doing 1 episode...Lv

    Betty White To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award At Daytime Emmys

    The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will present TV icon Betty White with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards next month. The ceremony will be televised live on Pop at 8 PM EDT/5 PM PDT from the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, CA.

    “Betty White is an American institution,” said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS. “Betty’s career as a female pioneer has followed television from literally the beginning of the medium, winning her first Emmy Award in 1952, to the digital streaming future, winning again in 2010. She is one of the most beloved female performers in the history of television and the National Academy is proud to be honoring her with a most well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award.”

    “Betty White is the ‘First Lady of Game Shows,’” said Senior Vice President, Daytime, David Michaels. “Betty was the darling of ‘Password, where she met the love of her life, Allen Ludden, and a favorite on ‘Match Game,’ ‘The $25,000 Pyramid,’and countless others. She was the first woman to receive an Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host in 1983 for the show, ‘Just Men.’ From her iconic dramatic turn as Ann Douglas on ‘The Bold and the Beautiful,’ to her classic sitcom performances, to her movies and books, Betty is a woman who has excelled in everything she has ever done. She is also one of the nicest women in show business and we are proud to be bestowing this honor on such an exemplary role model for our entire industry.”

    White’s legendary career has spanned more than 70 years. Along with her seven Emmy Awards, she has created memorable roles in television and film, authored eight books and won numerous awards, including those for her lifelong work for animal welfare. From today’s release:

    White’s first comedy series, Life With Elizabeth, brought her first Emmy Award in 1952, followed by a daily NBC talk/variety show called The Betty White Show. She was a recurring regular with over 70 appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jack Paar,” and appeared on “The Merv Griffin Show” and “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.” She also subbed as host on all three talk shows. White was a regular with Vicki Lawrence on “Mama’s Family,” as her sister Ellen, a role she created with the rest of the company on “The Carol Burnett Show.”

    Her recurring role as “Happy Homemaker” Sue Ann Nivens in the classic series “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” brought two Emmys for Best Supporting Actress in 1974-75 and 1975-76. She received her fourth Emmy for Best Daytime Game Show Host for “Just Men.” Nominated seven times for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Rose Nylund in “The Golden Girls,” White won the Emmy the first season in 1985, and later appeared in the spin-off “The Golden Palace” for one season. She earned her next Emmy Award as Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series on “The John Larroquette Show.”

    White was nominated for an Emmy in 2011 for her portrayal of “Elka,” the snarky but lovable caretaker on the TV Land series “Hot in Cleveland,” in which she stars alongside Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick. Betty also won back-to-back Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Comedy Series in 2011 and 2012. In addition, Betty won a 2015 People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Icon. When she hosted NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” in 2010, it was one of the highest rated episodes in the show’s history, and earned her an Emmy Award for Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.

    White hosted the New Year’s Day Tournament of Roses Parade for 20 years, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for 10 years. Her big-screen credits include the Warner Brothers hit “The Proposal,” with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, as well as “You Again,” “Bringing Down the House,” “The Story of Us,” “Lake Placid” and “Hard Rain.” The most recent of her eight books include “If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won’t”), released in May, 2011 which earned Betty a Grammy Award. “Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo,” was released in November, 2011. Betty has also been named the world’s Most Trusted Celebrity according Reuters for back to back years.

    Previous Lifetime Achievement honorees include Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Walters, Merv Griffin, Dick Clark, Bob Barker, Phil Donahue, Regis Philbin, Alex Trebek and many others.

    Agnes Bruckner Talks Killer Returned Twist, 'Crazy' Once Upon a Time Role

    Agnes Bruckner plays a role in two major mysteries this spring — on A&E’s The Returned, which revolves around inexplicably resurrected dead folk, and ABC’s Once Upon a Time, where she soon will recur as… well, we’ll get to that in a bit.

    Bruckner makes her debut on The Returned tonight at 10/9c as Nikki Banks, chief deputy to Caldwell, Wash. Sheriff Tommy Solano (played by True Blood’s Kevin Alejandro). Coming off of the premiere’s dark coda, in which the “psychic” waitress that Jack Winship (Mark Pellegrino) was shtupping was brutally stabbed, Banks and Solano will set out to suss out the killer.

    “[Caldwell] is such a small town that even a murder happening is a big deal,” Bruckner tells TVLine. As such, Nikki leans hard on every person of interest. “She has a toughness to her so she just gets to the point,” the actress says of her interrogation style. “She doesn’t want to bulls–t around. She just wants to know the truth, and she’ll do whatever it takes to do that.”

    When “returned” rocker Simon (Revolution‘s Mat Vairo) lands in their interrogation room, Banks and Solano can only surmise that some strange sort of identity theft is at play. But soon after, “We hear of some weird things starting to happen in this town,” setting the stage for a reveal of the eerie larger phenomenon that is gradual — unlike, say, ABC’s Resurrection, where the “undead” instantly became party conversation topic No. 1.

    With compartmentalized stories about a fractured family, a mysterious young boy and a haunted bride-to-be, “Our show is very different than a lot of other TV shows that have a similar premise, as far as people coming back,” Bruckner notes. “You have to suspend your mind a little bit more, as opposed to just, ‘This is what’s happening.’ And that keeps you on your toes and makes you think a lot more.”

    As for the more direct comparisons to the French series Les Revenants, on which The Returned is based, “This is never going to be exactly the same,” the actress says. “Around the fourth or fifth episode, we start to become our own show. We put a little spin on it.” (That said, Bruckner confirms that her alter ego still has a complicated “history” with Dr. Julie Han, played by Sandrine Holt.)

    Bruckner maybe, just maybe, has a “history” with a Once Upon a Time character or two, purely based on rumors and speculation — though she herself steadfastly declines to say much at all about her three-episode arc, which will wrap up Season 4B.

    “Oh my God, I am having the time of my life,” she allows, sharing that she thus far has worked with “most” of the ABC drama’s cast, returning guest star Rebecca Mader (Zelena) included. “My character is going to be really, really out of this world.”

    When I run by her my reporting on her casting, which suggested she is playing a bit of a troublemaker, Bruckner pauses to think, then ultimately responds, “It’s just going to be crazy. There are actually a lot of twists in my character’s story. It’s going to be a surprise, for sure!”

    Casting Corner

    Zane Achor returns as “Will Spencer” on April 1.

    Zack Conroy returns as “Oliver Jones” beginning April 3.

    Katherine Clark, Amanda Riley, Tatiane Souza and Shiya Zhao portray the “Forrester Models” on April 3

    Koreen portrays “The Forrester Model” on April 3 and April 6

    Karla Mosley on Battle Creek

    "Cereal Killer” – When someone attempts to assassinate Battle Creek’s mayor during the annual “Breakfast Day” celebration, Russ and Milt must protect the unorthodox politician while trying to track down the attacker, on BATTLE CREEK, Sunday, April 5 (10:00-11:00, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Patton Oswalt guest stars as Mayor Hardy. Peter Jacobson guest stars as Darrel Hardy, the mayor’s brother and Chief-of-Staff.

    Guest Cast Includes:
    Patton Oswalt (Mayor Hardy)
    Peter Jacobson (Darrel Hardy)
    Ashton Moio (Sam)
    James MacDonald (Stevie)
    Paul Diaz (Officer Murdoch)
    Thomas Kasp (Joey)
    Francesca Ferrara (Sam’s Mom)
    Karla Mosley (Kira)

    Queens of Drama Unites All My Children, Days of Our Lives Vets for the Ultimate Soapy Show

    ( (Video Preview) (Photo) Girl power! Some of your favorite soap opera legends are uniting on Pop's new reality series Queens of Drama, which will follow actresses from One Life to Live, All My Children, Knots Landing, Melrose Place (and many more juicy drama vets) as they develop, pitch, produce, and star in a brand new drama series.

    Us Weekly has the first photo from the set of the new show, which will feature Lindsay Hartley (All My Children, Days of Our Lives), Crystal Hunt (Guiding Light, One Life to Live), Vanessa Marcil (Las Vegas, General Hospital), Chrystee Pharris (Passions, General Hospital), and Hunter Tylo (The Bold and the Beautiful) — along with special appearances from the legendary Donna Mills (Knots Landing, Melrose Place) and Joan Collins.

    Queens of Drama premieres Sunday, April 26 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, immediately following the premiere of Pop's live broadcast of the 25th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, and moves to its regular Wednesdays at 8 p.m. time slot beginning April 29.

    A Martinez on NCIS

    “Patience” – The murder of a petty officer sparks a lead in a 40 year old airport bombing cold case that Gibbs and DiNozzo have been assigned to for the past two years. Also, McGee is jealous that he was not previously briefed on the cold case, on NCIS, Tuesday, March 31 (8:00-9:00, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.

    Guest Cast Includes:
    Lisa Banes (Ambassador Olivia Edmunds)
    Kathe Mazur (Navy Vice Admiral Dawn Tyson)
    A Martinez (Tomás Orlando)

    Lindsay Price: Curtis Stone Is the 'Diaper Master'

    Turns out Curtis Stone’s skills are not only limited to the kitchen.

    The Top Chef Duels host and his wife actress Lindsay Price welcomed their second child Emerson Spencer only five months ago and Stone has taken his fathering duties in stride.

    “He’s a really hands-on dad,” Price tells PEOPLE at the Raising The Bar To End Parkinson’s event at Public School 818 in Sherman Oaks, California, on Saturday night. “He’s the diaper master."

    Stone wasn’t willing to take any of the credit for his wife’s hard work though.

    “She does all the heavy lifting,” the chef says. “I do night duty in the restaurant and she does night duty with the kids.”

    And to make sure he doesn’t miss time Emerson or three-year-old Hudson, Stone leaves his mornings free to spend time with his family.

    “We all come together in morning,” he explains. “It’s a bit unconventional but it’s nice. I make breakfast, we hang out. Hudson and I usually get in the swimming pool too.”

    And it’s not just the kids who benefit from daddy’s cooking. Price claims the slim figure she’s sporting just five months after giving birth is due to her husbands home cooked meals.

    “I’m lucky because I have a very healthy cook in the house and he’s very mindful,” Price says. “I’m breastfeeding so I eat every three hours, but its like whole grains, proteins and salads. He’s the salad master these days!”

    Jane the Virgin Star Gina Rodriguez Wants to Play a Superhero: "Let's Be Real, I Could Kick Some Ass"

    You can add Gina Rodriguez to the list of actresses wanting to show off their super skills on the big screen.

    "I would love to be a superhero—that's all I want to do is play a superhero," the Jane the Virgin star tells me. "And let's be real, I could kick some ass. We all know I could kick some ass."

    As you may recall, Jennifer Lopez told me earlier this year she's up for some superhero screen time, too.

    "That would be awesome," she said while promoting her thriller The Boy Next Door. "I don't know why somebody hasn't thought about that yet."

    In October, Marvel announced that female superhero Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers would be getting her own movie in 2018. Casting has yet to be announced.

    In a not-so-scientific poll of E! Online readers at the time, Annasophia Robb appeared to be the favorite to play Captain Marvel with Vampire Diaries star Candice Accola coming in a close second. Rounding out the top five were Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Dormer and Amber Heard.

    Superhero or not, Rodriguez said more doors have opened for her in the last two months since snagging the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy Series.

    "The opportunities become more abundant. People have been so wonderful," she said. "The opportunities for Jane the Virgin have become more abundant. We're now in 32 different markets in over 28 countries. People are picking up on the show who didn't know about it before. It's very exciting."


    Linsey Godfrey (Caroline), who was hit by a car on February 2 while walking down a street in Los Angeles, is returning to work at the B&B set on Wednesday, March 4. The actress, who has stayed active on social media throughout her recovery from injuries, tweeted on February 24, "Thank you so much to everyone for your concerns! I'm on my way to healing. Each day gets easier. Being home back with my baby is the best! I'm so beyond grateful for being a part of the @BandB_CBS @CBSDaytime family! They have been so amazing to me!”


    Kim Matula, who last aired as Hope on December 12, will make an appearance on the soap in an upcoming episode. She will return to the B&B studio to film on Wednesday, March 4, the same day that Linsey Godfrey (Caroline) is due back after recovering from injuries she sustained on February 2 after being hit by a car. In the 12/15 issue, Matula noted of her departure, “It hasn’t sunk in yet. I feel like I’m on vacation or something and one of these days soon, I’m going to wake up and go, ‘Why aren’t I at work?’ "

    Daytime Emmy Awards Return To TV With Multi-Year Deal At Pop

    After decades as a staple on the Big 4 broadcast networks, the Daytime Emmy Awards went to the CW and, after two consecutive airing on HLN, dropped off TV completely last year when they were only broadcast online.

    Now the 24-year-old telecast is back on TV through a multi-year deal between the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and Pop (formerly TVGN and TV Guide Network). It starts with the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, which will be broadcast live across the country on Sunday, April 26 at 8 PM. The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards gala will take place two days earlier, April 24 at the Universal Hilton in Los Angeles.

    This marks the first time the Daytime Emmys have been held in April (they have taken place in May or June). The goal is to make all daytime players more easily available to attend while they shows are still in production. The Daytime Emmys also are making a debut in a new home, — stage 16 of Warner Bros. Studios lot as organizers were looking to get away from the ballroom setting into a place, like soundstage, where all participants would feel comfortable. Michael Levitt, who originated the TV Land Awards, is executive producing.

    Bob Mauro said that returning the Daytime Emmys to their former glory was a main priority when he rook over NATAS as new president in November. “Our new partnership with the Pop network is an ideal platform to present our signature gala,” he said.

    Daytime TV has a strong presence on Pop, which is airing same-day repeats of CBS’ daytime dramas to strong ratings. Additionally, Pop’s other co-owner, Lionsgate, is behind several daytime programs, including The Wendy Williams Show.

    “As a network that celebrates talent, we are thrilled to bring the Daytime Emmy Awards back to television for the fans,” said Brad Schwartz, President of Pop. “Adding premium live events to our schedule is just another exciting way we are building Pop. We’re going to have a lot of fun with this.”

    The Daytime Emmys is expanding Pop’s live TV footprint, which also includes ET-branded red carpet coverage.

    From THE LOVE BOAT To B&B!

    Jill Whelan -- who will forever be remembered as Vicki Stubing from THE LOVE BOAT -- will drop by THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL next month, a show rep confirms to Soaps In Depth. The actress will make a two-day cameo appearance as a group counselor when Katherine Kelly Lang's Brooke begins a 12-step program to get her drinking under control. Whelan will air on Wednesday, March 11, and Thursday, March 12.


    All of CBS's daytime shows posted year-to-year growth in viewers, with several delivering their biggest audiences in more than a year, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Feb. 22.

    Daytime Dramas

    THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL averaged 4.18 million viewers, up +10% from a year ago, and its largest average weekly audience since the week ending Feb. 16, 2007. It was also up +13% in women 25-54 (1.7/09 from 1.5/08) from a year ago.

    THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS averaged 5.58 million viewers, up +7% from last year, and its largest audience since the week ending Jan. 31, 2014. Among women demographics, it was up +5% in women 25-54 (2.2/12 from 2.1/12), +15% in women 18-49 (1.5/09 from 1.3/09) and +17% in women 18-34 (0.7/05 from 0.6/05), all best since the week ending Jan. 31, 2014.

    Game Shows

    LET'S MAKE A DEAL 2 averaged 4.25 million viewers, its largest audience ever, and was up +13% in women 18-49 (0.9/06 from 0.8/06) from a year ago.

    LET'S MAKE A DEAL 1 averaged 3.66 million viewers, up +14% from a year ago.

    THE PRICE IS RIGHT 1 averaged 5.71 million viewers, up +7% from last year.

    THE PRICE IS RIGHT 2 averaged 6.65 million viewers, a gain of +9% from the same week a year ago in both viewers and women 18-49 (1.2/08 from 1.1/07).


    THE TALK averaged 3.01 million viewers, up +7% from last year and its largest weekly audience since the week ending Feb. 14, 2014.*

    Lawrence Saint-Victor Co-Hosts Pittsburgh PA Bridal Showcase and Women’s Expo on Sunday March 22

    On Sunday, March 22, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Lawrence Saint-Victor will co-host, along with Guiding Light star Frank Dicopoulos, The Pittsburgh PA Bridal Showcase and Women’s Expo. The event takes place at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburg, PA from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Two great shows in one venue! Guests can pamper themselves with massages, fashion, exercise and cooking tips and lots more. There will be hundreds of vendor booths to help plan your wedding. Tickets are $10 discounted online and $15 at the door. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit

    Additionally, look for Lawrence as he guests on Friday, March 20 on KDKA-TV CBS2 Pittsburgh Today from 9 – 10 a.m. EST!

    Mackenzie Mauzy on Forever

    “The Man in the Killer Suit” -- When all the ingredients for a sensational, scandalous murder investigation are combined -- a fairytale romance gone wrong, a jealous mentor and lover, an anxious, wealthy father of the beautiful fiancée – does love really conquer all? An engaged British aristocrat turns up dead in Central Park, and his identity is called into question, as well as who killed him. The trail leads Henry and Jo through one of New York’s top luxury department stores and from working class to upper crust New York society. Henry remembers back to 1957 when, once again, he and his family had to pack up and move to protect his secret. Coincidentally, Abe crosses paths with the woman who he memorably shared his first kiss with as a youngster, on “Forever,” WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/2/14)

    “Forever” stars Ioan Gruffudd as Henry, Judd Hirsch as Abe, Alana De La Garza as Detective Jo Martinez, Lorraine Toussaint as Lt. Joanne Reece, Donnie Keshawarz as Detective Hanson and Joel David Moore as Lucas.

    Guest starring are Mackenzie Mauzy as Abigail Morgan, Katie Paxton as Emily Sontag, Gary Basaraba as Norman Sontag, Laura Fraser as Patricia Bedard and Blair Brown as Fawn Mahoney Ames.

    “The Man in the Killer Suit” is written by Cameron Litvack and directed by Jace Alexander.

    CTD Prez Hilary Estey McLoughlin Steps Down, CBS Consolidates Daytime & Syndi Programming Under Angelica McDaniel

    Rising star CBS executive Angelica McDaniel is getting a bigger playground. CBS has folded development of syndicated series into the broadcast network’s daytime programming operation. CBS’ head of daytime, SVP Angelica McDaniel, will now oversee both the network’s daytime programming and new series development for first-run syndication. In her new role creating programming across all genres including talk, court, newsmagazines and game shows, McDaniel will continue to report to CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler for CBS’ daytime programming, while reporting to both Tassler and Armando Nuñez, President and CEO of CBS Global Distribution Group, on syndication matters.

    CTD’s President of Creative Affairs Hilary Estey McLoughlin, who had been overseeing development of syndicated series, is stepping down and will segue into a production deal with the company. Elaine Bauer Brooks will remain as EVP of Development at CTD, becoming a member of McDaniel’s team. Joe Ferullo, EVP of Current Programming at CTD, will continue to oversee the division’s portfolio of 8 current first-run series, now reporting directly to Nuñez.

    McDaniel, who also oversees CBS’ Saturday morning educational/informational teen-targeted programming block, is credited with launching the network’s successful daytime talk show The Talk. She joined CBS in August 2010 as VP, current daytime programming and was promoted to SVP in February 2012, also overseeing daytime dramas The Young And The Restless and The Bold And The Beautiful and game shows The Price Is Right and Let’s Make A Deal. McDaniel has a syndication background — she was a creative executive in the Telepictures/Warner Bros. program development department and served as the current executive on the fifth season of The Tyra Banks Show.

    “Angelica is an executive force of nature who brings incredible energy to everything she touches,” said Tassler. “She has a non-stop creative mind, is never afraid to think big and she is always in tune, if not a step ahead, with the audience who watches our shows.”

    McLoughlin, who was Telepictures president before moving to rival CDT in October 2013, oversaw the final stages of development of Judge Judy’s court show Hot Bench, the highest-rated new syndicated strip this season. CDT developed and piloted talk show Man In The Middle starring Jerry O’Connell this season, but it couldn’t secure stations for next fall in a very crowded marketplace.

    Once Upon a Time: Agnes Bruckner to Recur - as a Troublemaker?

    Once Upon a Time has cast Agnes Bruckner in a recurring — and quite possibly mischievous — new role.

    As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the 24 and Private Practice alum has been booked for a three-episode arc on the ABC series, though no details on her character or the timing of her debut were shared by the trade.

    Yet Bruckner seems to perfectly fit a casting call that recently went out for the role of “Autumn,” a charismatic and fiercely independent woman who “easily wraps others into her schemes.” Yet despite her “penchant for troublemaking,” the casting notice reads, “Autumn” “just wants to be loved.” Alas, her misguided methods typically wind up alienating those she loves most.

    Also of note: the casting call for “Autumn” specifies brunette hair, hence my going with an older photo of the recently blonde Bruckner — if that is who she’s playing.

    Bruckner’s previous TV credits also include Covert Affairs, the title role in Lifetime’s Anna Nicole Smith biopic and A&E’s adaptation of the French series The Returned, which premieres March 9.


    BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL’S Linsey Godfrey (Caroline) took to Twitter for the first time since being hit by a car one week ago.

    “I just want to thank everyone for the outpouring love, support and well wishes!” Godfrey tweeted. “I truly appreciate your concern! I feel so lucky & grateful!” She followed up with, “I'm about to start a long road to recovery but thank everyone for reaching out!”She also put up a photo of daughter, Aleda, saying, "She gave me pre surgery cuddles and then took a nap. Now I feel ready for anything. She's the reason to stay strong and keep on fighting!” (Check it out here)

    No word yet from B&B about how the actress’s injury will be written into the show, if at all.


    Talent From CBS Daytime’s Entire Lineup Will Participate in Twitter “Love Chats” Throughout the Week of Feb. 9.

    CBS Daytime celebrates Valentine's Day with special themed episodes of THE TALK, LET’S MAKE A DEAL, THE PRICE IS RIGHT, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS and THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Monday, Feb. 9 - Friday, Feb. 13 on the CBS Television Network. In addition, CBS Daytime will mark Valentine’s Day with talent from the entire lineup participating in Twitter “Love Chats” throughout the week (full schedule below).

    THE TALK kicks off the festivities with romantic giveaways from lifestyle expert Chi-Lan Lieu and themed cooking segments on Monday, Feb. 9 (2:00-3:00 PM, ET; 1:00-2:00 PM, PT/CT). On Thursday, Feb. 12, chef Dean Sheremet will prepare “Take Your Love Around The World with Food” dishes, and on Friday, Feb. 13, pastry chef Candace Nelson serves up Valentine’s Day desserts, including naturally pink raspberry cupcakes and ice cream sandwiches with heart shaped brownies. Valentine's Day week will also feature celebrity guests, including Terry Crews, Taraji P. Henson, Kunal Nayyar (CBS’s THE BIG BANG THEORY), Allison Janney (CBS’s MOM) and Robin Tunney (CBS’s THE MENTALIST).

    Daytime Emmy Award-winning game show LET’S MAKE A DEAL celebrates Valentine’s Day with a special themed episode featuring an audience full of single traders looking to make deals and love connections, on Friday, Feb. 13 (check local listings). Traders are matched up to make deals as couples when Cupid Wayne Brady sets the singles up on the wildest blind dates of all time. After one game of "Let's Make a Date," where a trader is shown four potential partners to choose from, Wayne finds a love connection between the couple after learning they already met earlier in line. Jonathan Mangum decides to makes his own deal with Wayne in honor of the Valentine’s Day show – swapping their pants during a commercial break! Also, when a couple passes up their Zonk, Wayne and Jonathan dig right in to a half-eaten box of chocolates. Our hopeful traders attempt to make a love connection and a great deal because the only thing worse than a Zonk is a Zonk and a bad date!

    Daytime Emmy Award-winning game show THE PRICE IS RIGHT, network television's #1-rated daytime series and the longest-running game show in television history, is celebrating Valentine’s Day by throwing a wedding shower, Friday, Feb. 13 (11:00-Noon, ET; 10:00-11:00 AM, PT). An audience filled with engaged couples will have the opportunity to play as pairs and win themed prizes, including his and hers wedding bands, bachelor and bachelorette parties in Mexico, a honeymoon in Fiji and a trip to the romantic city of Venice, Italy.

    The residents of Genoa City are flirting with disaster this Valentine's Day on television’s #1 daytime drama for 26 years, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) clashes with her husband Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) as she puts the bottle before her marriage and family on Friday, Feb. 13 (12:30-1:30 PM, ET; 11:30 AM-12:30 PM, PT). Life for the Winters family spirals out of control when Neil Winters (Kristoff St. John) learns of his son, Devon Hamilton's (Bryton James), affair with his wife, Hilary Curtis (Mishael Morgan). Also, bad boy Adam Newman (Justin Hartley) inches closer to winning back his wife Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) under his new identity, Gabriel Bingham.

    It’s not all flowers and candy hearts this Valentine’s Day for the characters on Daytime Emmy Award-winning THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL on Friday, Feb. 13 (1:30-2:00 PM, ET; 12:30-1:00 PM, PT). As the Spencers scheme to take over Forrester Creations, Liam (Scott Clifton) has to choose which Forrester woman will he spend Valentine’s Day with: Ivy (Ashleigh Brewer) or Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood)? Still brokenhearted over losing Hope, Wyatt (Darin Brooks) finds himself spending the most romantic evening of the year sharing a box of chocolates with his crazy and consoling mother, Quinn (Rena Sofer). Meanwhile, Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) has a difficult time dealing with something she isn’t quite familiar with: a Valentine’s Day without a Valentine. As she drowns her sorrows in a bottle of booze, she pours her heart out to none other than her ex-lover, Deacon (Sean Kanan).

    Following is the schedule for live Twitter “Love Chats,” with the respective Twitter handles:

    Monday, Feb. 9: 3:30 PM, ET/12:30 PM, PT: THE TALK hosts Julie Chen (@JulieChen), Sara Gilbert (@THEsaragilbert), Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne), Aisha Tyler (@aishatyler) and Sheryl Underwood (@sherylunderwood)

    Wednesday, Feb. 11: 10:00 AM, ET/9:00 AM, CT/7:00 AM, PT: LET'S MAKE A DEAL model Tiffany Coyne (@TiffanyCoyne)

    Thursday, Feb. 12: 1:30 PM, ET/10:30 AM, PT: THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL’s Don Diamont (@don_diamont) and Heather Tom (@BBheathertom)

    Friday, Feb. 13: 12:30 PM, ET/9:30 AM, PT: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS’ Bryton James (@BrytonEjames) and Mishael Morgan (@MishaelMorgan1), 11:00 AM, ET/8:00 AM, PT: PRICE IS RIGHT model Rachel Reynolds (@Rachel1Reynolds)


    CBS's entire daytime lineup registered week-to-week growth in viewers and women 25-54, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Jan. 30.

    Compared to last week, THE PRICE IS RIGHT 1 was up +4% in viewers (4.97m from 4.77m) and +8% in women 25-54 (1.3/08 from 1.2/08) while THE PRICE IS RIGHT 2 was up +5% in viewers (5.81m from 5.56m) and +7% in women 25-54 (1.5/09 from 1.4/09).

    LET'S MAKE A DEAL 1 was up +3% in viewers (3.20m from 3.09m) and even in women 25-54 (0.9/06) and LET'S MAKE A DEAL 2 posted gains of +4% in viewers (3.69m from 3.55m) and +11% in women 25-54 (1.0/07 from 0.9/06).

    Among the daytime dramas, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS was up +1% in viewers (4.80m from 4.74m) and +11% in women 25-54 (2.0/12 from 1.8/11), while THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL notched a +6% jump in viewers (3.97m from 3.75m) and a +13% spike in women 25-54 to a season high (1.7/10 from 1.5/09).

    THE TALK was up +3% in viewers (2.87m, its second-largest audience of the season, from 2.79m) and +10% in women 25-54 (1.1/07, which matches a season high).

    THE PRICE IS RIGHT 2, THE PRICE IS RIGHT 1, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL and LET'S MAKE A DEAL 2 were the week's five most-watched daytime programs.

    THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, THE PRICE IS RIGHT 2 and THE PRICE IS RIGHT 1 were the top four daytime programs in women 25-54.

    Lindsay Price, Chris Klein & Jared Gertner Cast In 'How To Live' NBC Comedy Pilot

    Lindsay Price, Chris Klein and Jared Gertner have been cast as three of the leads in NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot How We Live, written/executive produced by Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley (Happy Endings) and executive produced by David Janollari. Inspired by Cragg and Bradley’s personal observations of their own family lives, the project centers on Russell, a blogger, and his wife Holly who move to the suburbs where he begins writing about marriage and the family lives of his suburban friends and neighbors, in the style of an anthropologist who’s stumbled on an undiscovered tribe.

    Klein, repped by ICM Partners and Brillstein, plays Russell’s best friend Matt, a former brat guy who loves sports and red meat and helps Russell navigate the pitfalls of his new environment. Gertner, repped by Luedtke Agency and Untitled, plays Matt’s friend Dennis, a sweet, nerdy, emotional guy who likes cooking. Price, repped by UTA and Untitled, plays Dennis’ sweet, quirky and a little scattered wife Claudia.


    See the list of Emmy Prenominations here.

    B&B Star On The Mend

    THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Linsey Godfrey (Caroline) was struck by a car in West Los Angeles yesterday, February 2. Thankfully, the actress is expected to make a full recovery.

    "Her ankles are banged up and she's had surgery on one foot," reports her manager, Theo Swerissen. "But the doctor says everything is looking pretty good."

    It's still too soon to tell how quickly Godfrey will be back on her feet (literally!), but she is expected to be released from the hospital soon. She's in good spirits and ready to go home, so hopefully she'll be back at work before you know it!

    "Absolutely," confirms Swerissen. "That's her passion. She loves working, so I think she'll be back on the show sooner than we are even guessing!"

    A rep for B&B has said that they have already rearranged their taping schedule to accommodate Godfrey's condition, and will wait until more details on her progress before making any major decisions like perhaps sending Caroline to the Paris office for a stretch or temporarily recasting the role.

    Our best wishes go out to Godfrey for a speedy recovery! Get well soon!

    Bold and the Beautiful Star Linsey Godfrey Injures Ankles After Car Collision, Is "Recuperating in the Hospital"

    Godspeed, Linsey Godfrey!

    The Bold and the Beautiful actress was involved in a car crash in L.A. "Earlier today around 2:23 pm there was a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Granville and Olympic," the LAPD's media relations told E! News Monday. "One of the vehicles veered off onto the sidewalk hitting a pedestrian. Linsey Godfrey suffered from broken legs. Last update we have is that she was in surgery and expected to recover."

    "There were no arrests made," the LAPD added. "The accident is under investigation at this point."

    However, it seems Godfrey's injuries are less severe than originally thought.

    Later that night, the actress' manager told E! News, "Linsey is recuperating at the hospital. Her doctors expect a full recovery. She will need treatment on her ankles but things are looking good at this point."

    Prior to the accident, the 26-year-old actress got a manicure and shared a picture via Instagram.

    After Godfrey was taken to the hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful's Adam Gregory and The Young and the Restless' Kelly Kruger took to Twitter to send well-wishes. "Please keep @linseygodfrey and her family in your prayers," Gregory tweeted. Kruger, meanwhile, tweeted, "Hey everyone. @linseygodfrey is going to be okay. She is strongest person I know & has all the Drs laughing w her usual hysterical self."

    In addition to playing socialite Caroline Spencer on The Bold and the Beautiful (which earned her a Daytime Emmy Award nomination in 2014), Godfrey's other TV credits include One Tree Hill and Surface. She has a 7-month-old daughter, Aleda Seren, with her boyfriend, soap opera actor Robert Adamson.

    Recovering from Monday's car accident won't be the hardest thing Godfrey has endured. In 2006, at age 17, the actress was diagnosed wit Hodgkin's lymphoma. Godfrey completed treatment in seven months.


    B&B star Linsey Godfrey (Caroline), who was injured yesterday after being struck by a car, is on the road to recovery, reports her fiancé, Y&R's Robert Adamson (Noah), who wrote on Twitter, "She is going to be ok. Thank you. Already charming her Dr's and Nurses. She's been through worse than this and she'll be back on her feet before we all know it. She's the best girl and the best momma, and soon this will all be a distant memory."

    Several of her co-stars took to Twitter to express their concern, including Jacob Young (Rick), who wrote, "please send prayers to @linseygodfrey she is strong and a fighter, but all good thoughts/ prayers will help!" Tweeted Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), "Sending good thoughts and prayers and healing energy to @linseygodfrey !! I hope surgery goes well & hope to see u back at work very soon.” Scott Clifton (Liam) assured, “Re: @linseygodfrey—Not my place to pass along medical details, but she's going to be okay. Throughout the trauma, she has remained fabulous."

    Linsey Godfrey, Bold and the Beautiful Star, Hit by a Car

    ( An actress on The Bold and the Beautiful underwent surgery late Monday after she was hit by a car in Los Angeles.

    PEOPLE has confirmed that Linsey Godfrey, who plays Caroline Spencer on the CBS drama, was struck Monday afternoon while walking down a street. The car had apparently careened onto the sidewalk after colliding with another vehicle.

    A bystander reportedly pulled Godfrey, 26, from the wreckage before she was rushed to a hospital. A spokeswoman told PEOPLE that Godfrey's injuries were limited to her ankles and she is expected to make a full recovery.

    The Bold and the Beautiful was dark on Monday. A spokeswoman for the daytime drama said Godfrey's character is in a "major story arc right now" but producers have rearranged taping for the next few days.

    Fans of Godfrey, who was nominated last year for a daytime Emmy, have already flooded her Instagram page with get well posts.

    "Sending love & prayers for a speedy recovery to my favorite B&B actress @ohmygodfrey," said one.

    'Bold and the Beautiful' Star HIT BY A CAR ... Both Legs Broken

    (Photo) "The Bold and the Beautiful" star Linsey Godfrey was run over by a car Monday in L.A. while she was walking down a sidewalk.

    Cops tell us Godfrey was struck around 2:30 PM and got pinned underneath the car. When emergency responders arrived, a citizen had already moved her from the wreckage ... and she was rushed to the hospital by ambulance.

    We're told the car that hit Godfrey veered onto the sidewalk after getting into an accident with another vehicle. Neither driver was arrested.

    Cops say she suffered 2 broken legs ... and is currently in surgery.

    THE FOSTERS Returns!

    ( The critically-acclaimed series, THE FOSTERS, which stars Teri Polo and Sherri Saum (Keri, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; Vanessa, SUNSET BEACH), returns tonight, Monday, January 19, on ABC Family at 8 p.m. ET with its winter premiere. The show is executive produced by Joanna Johnson (Karen; ex-Caroline, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL), who promises that the story points introduced in the premiere and in last December's Christmas special will continue to play out as the rest of the season unfolds.

    "Callie's going to be spending a lot of time with her [birth father] Robert Quinn (played by AS THE WORLD TURNS' Kerr Smith, Ryder). She'll start to develop a relationship with him [which] could be confusing to her," Johnson says. "We're also going to [continue to] explore the friendship between Jude and Connor."

    Later in the season, viewers will see guest stars including THE VIEW's Rosie O'Donnell (Naomi, ALL MY CHILDREN) and Patrick Duffy (ex-Stephen, B&B; Bobby, DALLAS). "Last season, Girls United [which Rosie's character, Rita, ran] burned down so she's without a home to bring girls to," Johnson notes. "We love having Rosie on our show. She's such a dynamic, warm person. Patrick's going to be playing Robert's father. We've alluded to the dynamic [with] Robert's father having something to do with him leaving Callie's mother. Callie's going to meet her biological grandfather and it'll be interesting."

    Johnson says she grew to admire Duffy's talent when he was doing a scene on B&B as Katie's dad. "I was mesmerized," the actress/producer recalls. "He just nailed it one take. He was so good I forgot I was in the scene!" It'll take a while for Duffy to pop up on the show, but Johnson is hoping he returns for future episodes. "We definitely want to bring him back!"

    For more, don't miss Johnson's Keeping Track feature in the new issue of CBS Soaps In Depth on sale Monday, January 26!

    B&B GETS READY FOR 7,000

    In anticipation of B&B’s 7,000th episode, airing on Friday, January 23, the creative forces at the show put together a unique, time-lapse video of what really goes into creating the Bradley P. Bell Stage 31 at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, CA, for a "typical" production day at BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL. Enjoy! #Bold7000 #BoldandBeautiful

    Mackenzie Mauzy on Forever

    “Look Before You Leap” – After Henry pegs the case of a would-be bridge jumper as a homicide while the police label it a suicide, he and Jo go on a rogue investigation for proof. Meanwhile, Henry’s anonymous caller surfaces again. Apparently, he has been tracking him for years. A letter on antique stationary might provide Henry a fascinating clue about the caller, and he enlists Abe’s help in tracing the note’s history to a foreign locale. Revealing flashbacks unveil the beginning of Henry’s great love affair with his soon-to-be wife, Abigail, on “Forever,” TUESDAY, JANUARY 20 (10:00-11:00 p.m., PT) on the ABC Television Network.

    Editor’s Note: This episode of “Forever” will be ONLY be airing on the WEST COAST.

    “Forever” stars Ioan Gruffudd as Henry, Judd Hirsch as Abe, Alana De La Garza as Detective Jo Martinez, Lorraine Toussaint as Lt. Joanne Reece, Donnie Keshawarz as Detective Hanson and Joel David Moore as Lucas.

    Guest starring are Mackenzie Mauzy as Abigail, James McCaffrey as Browning and Dave Quay as Paul.

    “Look Before You Leap” is written by Matt Miller and directed by Sam Hill.

    The History and Influence of Soap Operas

    (Listen) Earlier today, Julianne Moore got an Oscar nomination for "Still Alice." She is by far the betting favorite to win the best actress award. But you may remember her better as Franny Hughes Crawford on "As The World Turns." And four or five years before Ellen said "I'm gay," Bill Douglas came out as a gay teenager on One Life to Live. That character was played by Ryan Philippe. In fact, Leo DiCaprio, Maria Tomei, Tommy Lee Jones, Parker Posey, Kevin Bacon, Meg Ryan, they all worked on soaps before they moved on.

    Now there are only four soap operas left – drawn out, dramatic stories that used to be sponsored by soap manufacturers, and now are struggling to maintain relevance to house wives who have a lot more options in the middle of the day. We'll talk about this slice of Americana with those in the industry, and a professor who co-directs “Project Daytime.”


    Barbara Irwin - Professor of Communication Studies at Canisius College, co-director of Project Daytime
    Ken Barnett - Actor
    Mara Levinsky - Senior Editor at Soap Opera Digest
    Ron Carlivati - Head writer for General Hospital


    B&B’s Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter) will add scriptwriter to his resumé when the first episode he penned for B&B airs on Friday, January 16.

    “It’s common for actors to go into Brad’s [Bell, executive producer/head writer] office and talk about where their characters are going, and during one of those meetings, Brad asked if I ever wanted to write an episode," the actor/scribe tells Digest. “The episode deals with the aftermath of what has been seen: Maya follows up with Carter about their last conversation regarding Rick. That will be interesting [laughs]! We also see Caroline and Ridge contemplate if they’re ready to move forward together and Maya’s baby sister, Nicole [Reign Edwards], makes her introduction. It was fun, but it was a little scary, too!”

    Saint-Victor’s episode must have been a hit with producers — he has another airing in February. Look for more from the actor in an upcoming issue of Digest.


    CBS, the top-rated network in Daytime, will celebrate the 7000th episode of THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL on Friday, Jan. 23 (1:30-2:00 PM, ET; 12:30-1:00 PM, PT). This special milestone episode will break format and feature a retrospective documentary that showcases the most iconic moments and the history of the show’s creation, commentary from the cast, fashion throughout the decades, unforgettable guest stars, original screen test footage and more.

    “7,000 episodes of television is an incredible achievement, and one we are tremendously proud of,” said Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, Daytime, CBS Entertainment. “This milestone is a testament to the impact of Bill and Lee Bell on the genre, the passion and creativity of Brad Bell, his staff and crew and the unwavering support of our loyal fans.”

    “THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL – 7,000 continuous episodes of television and going strong! What a milestone. Much gratitude to our incredibly loyal fans around the world and to Angelica McDaniel and CBS for allowing us our freedom of expression for over 27 years,” said Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley P. Bell.

    THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL will celebrate the 7,000th with a live Twitter chat including cast members @KatherineKellyL, @abpearce, @BBheathertom, @seankanan, @Jacob_W_Young, @karlamosley, @RenaSofer, @THEEdarinbrooks, @AshleighBrewer1 and others on Friday, Jan. 23 (1:30-2:00 PM, ET) during the East Coast broadcast of the special episode.

    In addition, CBS Television City will dedicate Studio 31 to THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL executive producer and head writer Bradley P. Bell today, Wednesday, Jan. 14. The eight-time Daytime Emmy Award® winner of the most watched daily dramatic serial in the world has been with the show since it was co-created by his parents, William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell in 1987.

    THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL premiered on March 23, 1987 and is now in its 27th season on the CBS Television Network. The show will celebrate its 28th anniversary on March 23, 2015. THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL is a three time Emmy Award-winning daytime drama set in Los Angeles that tells the compelling story of high fashion glamour, honor, romance, passion, and most importantly, family.

    Is Kristen Alderson B&B's New Hope?

    After Kristen Alderson dropped the bomb that she was leaving the role of GENERAL HOSPITAL's Kiki, rumors started flying fast and furious that the Emmy winner was headed over to THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL to assume the role of Hope, recently vacated by Kim Matula.

    However, it turns out that was just wishful thinking on the part of fans, as a spokesperson for B&B confirms to Soaps In Depth that the rumor is untrue. "We are not recasting Hope," they report, "and we have not hired Kristen Alderson."

    Do you think Alderson would have been a good fit for Hope?

    Gina Rodriguez Gets Emotional Talking About Her Sister: 'She's My Support System'

    When Gina Rodriguez won the Golden Globe for best actress in a TV show, comedy or musical, for the CW's Jane the Virgin, no one was more excited than her sister.

    During Sunday's show, the camera flashed to Rodriguez's sobbing sibling, Ivelisse Simon, as the young star accepted the prize for starring in a dramedy that just premiered this fall.

    Earlier, on the red carpet, Gina told PEOPLE about having her sister there during the big night.

    "My sister has been my support system since I was a little kid," Rodriguez said. "She's believed in me and told me to go after my dreams and to never give up, and so for that I am forever grateful. Not to mention she also helped me pay for college and made sure that I got a good education."

    "For me to have her here with me means the world," she continued, tearing up. "I have my parents here with me with my other sister, and so for that I am so grateful."

    Back in the fall, Rodriguez opened up to PEOPLE about what her family makes of her career.

    "My parents are not in the industry," Rodriguez explained. "My older sister is an investment banker and my middle sister is a doctor, and they lead very different lives than myself. I think they are kind of blown away.

    "Recently it's gotten pretty real for them because they see the billboards and my sister in Chicago has seen them. They say that they always believed it but, come on, we were all a little afraid. I think everyone is kind of in shock still. It's crazy because if you make it ... making it means different things to everyone, but if someone is successful, then it makes other people thing it could be possible."

    Ivelisse's emotional reaction wasn't limited to just inside the show. After her win, Rodriguez also brought her sister to the press room, where they shed tears of joy in front of reporters. The actress also had inspiring words when talking about winning the award as a woman of color.

    "First and foremost the nomination alone was a win for me because it allowed our culture, it allowed Latinas to see themselves in a beautiful light," she said. "It allowed them to see ourselves where we all desired to be invited to the same party.

    "If we can create an effect that shows Latinos like the investment bankers, doctors, lawyers that existed in my own home I think that will change the way young girls and boys look at themselves.

    "I think that’s needed, especially now where we have dealt with Eric Garner and Michael Brown, where we are dealing with a society that is diverse, that is so beautiful and human, we all need to remember that we all have the same stories and see them as such."

    Gina Rodriguez gets a landmark win for 'Jane the Virgin'

    Gina Rodriguez pulls off a major win for "Jane the Virgin" and The CW on Sunday (Jan. 11) when she took home the trophy for Best Actress in a TV Series Comedy at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards.

    It marks the first time that an actress from The CW has won a Golden Globe. Rodriguez was honored to represent both the network and the Latino community as she accepts her award.

    "This award is so much more than myself. It represents a culture that wants to see themselves as heroes," she says. "My father used to tell me to say every morning 'Today is going to be a great today. I can and I will.' Well Dad, today is a great day. I can, and I did."

    After accepting the award Rodriguez talks more about what the means for the Latino community to Golden Globes press room -- emphasizing that her win so much especially at a time when race is such a big part of the cultural conversation.

    "We change our perception of ourselves by the way art has created such a ripple effect. If we can create an effect that shows latinos like the investment bankers, the doctors and the lawyers that exist in my own home, then I think that will change the way that young girls and young boys look at themselves," Rodriguez says. "Especially now at a time when we have dealt with Eric Garner and Michael Brown --when we are dealing with a society is that is so diverse, so beautiful and so human. We need to recognize that we have the same stories and see them as such."

    On being the first win for a CW actress, Rodriguez only had positive things to say about the network and the critics that have supported "Jane."

    "The critics have been so opening and welcoming and loving. People have said to me, 'That's a first' and I've only experienced that. So I only know the critics as that and I thank them for that because they are what put our show on the map," she says. "It's awesome for The CW. The CW has given me a family. They've let me fly and I hope to do everything in my power to repay them for that."

    Together Again... On Television!

    Hallmark Channel announced yesterday that when the second season of their original series, WHEN CALLS THE HEART, returns in April, soap vets Jack Wagner (ex-Frisco, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Nick, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL) and Kristina Wagner (Felicia, GH) will join the cast as regulars!

    Jack Wagner had made his debut in the last few episodes the period drama's first season -- HEART is set in a 19th century mining town -- playing forensic investigator Mountie Bill Avery, series star Lori Loughlin's love interest. At this time, there are no details regarding Kristina Wagner's character. But Season 2 promises that a secret from Bill's past could jeopardize his future with Loughlin's Abigail. Might Kristina's character have something to do with that? She'll make her debut in the third episode, and we can't wait to find out!

    The second season of WHEN CALLS THE HEART will premiere on April 4 with a special two-hour episode.

    SAG-AFTRA Members Ratify Netcode Deal

    ( SAG-AFTRA members have approved an agreement previously reached with broadcast television networks and producers for a renewal of the Network Television Code (Netcode) pact.

    The contract, which was approved with 96.5 percent of members voting in favor, covers syndicated dramatic programs, daytime serials (soap operas), promotional announcements, variety, quiz, game, reality, talk, news, sports and other non-dramatic programs.

    The deal was reached Nov. 14 and approved by the board Dec. 8.

    "I congratulate our members on ratifying this excellent agreement. Our members will benefit from increased wages and overtime rates, expanded residuals and stronger protections,” said SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard.

    Key terms of the deal include:

    * Wage increases for most program categories of 2.5 percent in the first year and 3 percent in each of years two and three. For soap opera performers, increases are 2, 2.5 and 2.5 percent, respectively, and for network news, the increases are 2 percent in each of the three years.

    * A reduction in streaming windows and increases in the streaming residuals rate consistent with the industry pattern.

    * Language that helps facilitate the merging of the SAG and AFTRA benefit plans.

    * Expanded ability for stunt coordinators to work under the Netcode.

    * An increase to background rehearsal rates in year two, from $11 per hour to $15 per hour, and an increase for principal rehearsal rates in year two, from $25 per hour to $28 per hour.

    * Increases in the overtime rate from $37.50 per hour to $42 per hour, and $16.50 per hour to $22.50 per hour, respectively.

    * An increase in the stand-in rate for non-dramatic programming, from $24 per hour to $25 per hour in year one, and from $25 per hour to $26 per hour in year three.

    * For the first time, a premium payment for solo/duo singers for multitracking and sweetening.

    * Agreement that a bulletin will be issued to producers of content under the agreement to help ensure adequate warm-up space for dancers.

    Jeff Tracta delivers celebrity impressions at Atlantic City's Borgata

    ( (Video) STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Former soap opera heartthrob Jeff Tracta is perhaps better known as Thorne Forrester from CBS's "Bold and the Beautiful."

    Or Danny Zuko from Broadway's "Grease."

    Or your friendly Staten Island Advance delivery boy from the '70s, a profession which introduced him to the first characters of his decades-long entertainment career.

    But he could really be anyone these days with the act he's touring. (And not just because he changed the spelling of his last name from "Trachta.")

    See, the Staten Island native is appearing Friday, Jan. 9, and Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Borgata Hotel Casino in Atlantic City this weekend with his impressions show, in which he uncannily mimics celebrities and characters in front of a huge television screen featuring those characters.

    Tracta channels everyone from pop stars like Lady Gaga to old timey cartoons like Elmer Fudd, plus a pretty accurate Hootie and the Blowfish impression. Tickets are $35 to $60 at the box office.

    The impressions aren't just his latest act — they were his original act.

    As a boy growing up in Eltingville and delivering the Staten Island Advance, he would impersonate family members, friends and — yes, faithful subscribers and neighbors, too.

    At one point during a show in Vegas, Tracta was telling his audience about his upbringing in Staten Island when a man in the audience got up and shouted his address at the entertainer, adding that Tracta was his paperboy many years ago. Tracta brought him on stage to relive some of the memories.

    After going through some of Staten Island's public schools and serving as an alter boy at Holy Child Church, Tracta attended St. John's University with a major in psychology.

    He moved to Los Angeles and was discovered at at a senior center, launching his acting career. He landed a small part on the soap "One Life to Live," then "Loving."

    In 1989, Tracta landed his most recognizable role yet as Thorne Forrester in the "The Bold and the Beautiful."

    After eight years of starring in "The Bold and the Beautiful," Tracta left the show and made his Broadway debut starring as Danny Zuko in Tommy Tune's revival of "Grease" at the Eugene O'Neill Theater.

    Still, his unusual talent for impressions was always in the back of his mind. Now, at 54, Tracta said he enjoys doing the show because it's his own creation.

    "I loved the live experience of being in front of an audience and it was a wonderful thing, but when I decided to be in my own show, that led to me doing impressions."

    B&B Alum Engaged!

    Congratulations are in order for THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL alum Kayla Ewell (ex-Caitlin), who just became engaged to boyfriend Tanner Novlan. The actress took to Twitter to post a photo of the happy couple (showing off the ring, natch!) and declaring "I get to spend the rest of my life with this man!" You can see the photo by clicking here!


    FIX IT & FINISH IT, the home improvement show hosted by Antonio Sabato, Jr. (ex-Jagger, GH et al), had been renewed for seasons 2 and 3, Bellum Entertainment and Raycom Media announced today. The series will have an order of 150 episodes per season. In an interview with Digest to promote the September 2014 premiere, the actor explained, “I am not just coming in and hosting. I actually get involved in the demolition, building, painting, electrical, concrete work, etc. My designers are local and I am learning a lot from them about stuff that I want to do to my own house. It is really a learning experience and I am passionate about it. I really can’t wait to keep going. I love it."

    Katherine Kelly Lang Interview

    Katherine Kelly Lang Previews Her Return to The Bold and the Beautiful. Read the TV Guide interview here.

    Catherine Hickland Interview

    Soap Vet Catherine Hickland Goes On An Excellent God Adventure. Read the TV Guide interview here.


    B&B alum Ashley Tesoro (ex-Kimberly) and husband, Anthony, have created a web series, LIFE IS FOR LIVING TV.

    "It's our Christian lifestyle and ministry series, formatted for the Internet and for people to view the clips on their phone or computer to be inspired and learn about the Bible,” she explains. "We have about 28 episodes so far. We released our newest one a few weeks ago and have several more we are working on to release in the beginning of 2015. We host, produce, and write the series.”

    Check it out on the website or through YouTube. The duo also shared a video from daughter, Gabriella’s, birthday that chronicles the first year of her life. See it here. Follow them on Twitter @LIFLTV.


    Adrienne Frantz (ex-Amber, B&B/Y&R), who is married to Scott Bailey (ex-Sandy, GL), revealed on Facebook that she has miscarried for the second time. The actress posted, "There are no words for the pain. Losing one baby breaks your heart, losing 2 crushes a piece of your soul."


    A B&B show rep confirms the buzz that Jacqueline MacInnes Wood is returning to the show as Steffy Forrester. The actress, who played the role from from 2008-13, was last seen in February, and will be back at the studio next week to tape scenes that will begin airing at the end of January. Unfortunately, at this point, Wood is only scheduled for a handful of episodes, but while she's not back on contract at the soap, she is recurring, and as such can appear at any time!

    Lorenzo Lamas -- Becomes Primary Parent of his Kids ... Shauna Sand Crushed

    Lorenzo Lamas won a big victory in his never-ending war with ex-wife Shauna Sand ... he effectively became the primary parent of their 3 daughters.

    A judge radically changed the joint custody arrangement Wednesday from 50/50 to the 3 girls living full-time with Lorenzo, while Shauna gets them every other weekend.

    The judge was swayed by declarations filed by the 3 girls -- ages 17, 15 and 13 -- all of whom said they desperately wanted to live with their dad because their mom constantly brought new boyfriends to live with them and verbally abused them, calling them c**** and bitches.

    The kids also said their mom rented out their bedrooms and 2 of them ended up sleeping on the sofa and the third slept alone in the guesthouse.

    Shauna was sobbing after the ruling came down, but the girls -- all of whom were at the courthouse -- were ecstatic.

    Senate Confirms Colleen Bell, Noah Mamet to Ambassadorships

    ( Two Los Angeles fundraisers — soap opera producer Colleen Bell and political consultant Noah Mamet — were confirmed by the Senate as ambassadors after a contentious nomination process.

    The Senate confirmed Mamet as ambassador to Argentina by a vote of 50-43, and Bell as Ambassador to Hungary by a vote of 52-42. The votes were along party lines.

    Their confirmations had been delayed after Republicans, led by Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), raised objections over their qualifications. McCain even wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal claiming that the sole criterion for their selection was their ability to raise money for President Obama’s re-election campaign. He singled out Mamet for admitting that he had not yet been to Argentina, and Bell, producer of “The Bold and the Beautiful,” for struggling to “define even one strategic interest in the U.S. relationship with Hungary.”

    But the practice of filling ambassadorships with political appointees is not new, particularly in countries that are not world hotspots. Democratic and Republican presidents have long filled their ranks with friends and campaign fundraisers. Mamet and Bell each raised more than $500,000 for Obama’s re-election campaign.

    Neither the lack of a foreign policy background nor the failure to visit the country have necessarily capsized an individual’s bid for an ambassadorship, as ambassadors are assisted by career diplomats.

    Charles Rivkin, former CEO of Wild Brain Media and the Jim Henson Co., was a bundler for President Obama in 2008 and went on to become ambassador to France, earning high marks from a State Department inspector general’s report.

    On the Senate floor on Tuesday, McCain again blasted the political appointments, but Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) defended them. “Just because someone is a producer of a popular television show, that doesn’t disqualify them,” Boxer said, according to Yahoo News. “She’s an intelligent woman. She knows how to be successful.”

    The nominations would have been in jeopardy had a vote been delayed with Senate control shifting to the GOP.

    Making A BOLD Move?

    Is Kelly Thiebaud jumping ship as GENERAL HOSPITAL's Britt to tackle the role of Steffy on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL?

    While ABC does not comment on actor contracts, sources tell Soaps In Depth that Thiebaud had opted not to sign a new deal with GH, and has been on recurring status with the soap until her character could ultimately be written out. Rumor has it that B&B swooped in and made the actress an offer she couldn't refuse!

    Alas, the rumor is exactly that, and nothing more. A spokesperson for the CBS soap tells In Depth that there is no truth to it, and that Thiebaud will not be joining the cast of B&B as Steffy Forrester.

    'Celebrity Apprentice' Gets Return Date

    The long-in-the-can seventh installment of NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice will debut on January 4 in the reality series’ previous time slot, Sunday 9-11 PM, before moving into its new berth, Monday 8-10 PM, filling in for The Voice while the singing competition is on winter hiatus. The network also officially revealed the celebrity cast of Season 7 that will join Donald Trump and his children Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric in the boardroom. It includes two-time World Series champion Johnny Damon; actor/comedian Gilbert Gottfried; Deadliest Catch star Sig Hansen, musician Kevin Jonas; actor Lorenzo Lamas (ex-Hector, B&B); NFL great Terrell Owens; talk show host Geraldo Rivera; actor Ian Ziering (ex-Cam, Guding Light); Gold Medal Olympic snowboarder Jamie Anderson; actress Vivica A. Fox (ex-Carmen, Days/ex-Stephanie, Y&R/ex-Maya, Generations); TV host Leeza Gibbons; reality star Brandi Glanville; reality star Kate Gosselin; Olympics gold medal gymnast Shawn Johnson; reality star Kenya Moore; and actress Keshia Knight Pulliam. Taking a page from the playbook of ABC, which announces the celebrity casts of Dancing With The Stars on Good Morning America, the cast of The Celebrity Apprentice was unveiled on Today.

    Season 7 also features the late Joan Rivers, winner of Season 2, who returned as advisor in two episodes.

    The most recent sixth installment of Celebrity Apprentice ended its run in March 2013. Season 7 was filmed in early 2014 but NBC opted for a 9-11 PM drama block of newbies Believe and Crisis on Sunday last midseason. Asked in July about keeping the series on the bench so long, NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt was not worried. “Every few years, some of these reality franchises (rest),” he said. “We took a hiatus on The Biggest Loser and brought that back and was happy to see it come back to life again.”

    The Celebrity Apprentice is produced by United Artists Media Group, a joint venture among MGM, Mark Burnett, Roma Downey and Hearst Entertainment, in association with Trump Productions. Mark Burnett, Donald Trump, Page Feldman and Eric Van Wagenen are executive producers.


    B&B is seeking an actress between the ages of 18-22 to play the role of Janie, a revision the previously announced casting of Camilla. She is described as a crafty stunner who goes after what she wants. It is a recurring role that could lead to a contract

    The 2015 Daytime Emmys Are In April!

    Mark your calendars: The ceremony for the 2015 Daytime Emmy Awards has been scheduled for Sunday, April 26! The deadline for performer pre-nomination clips to be submitted will be Friday, November 28, and the final nominations will be announced on Tuesday, March 26.

    There have been some new categories added, one of which is Guest Performer in a Drama Series, which should include high-profile-but-short-term actors like GENERAL HOSPITAL's Donna Mills (Madeline) and THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Ray Wise (Ian).

    At this time there have been no details released regarding how the 2015 Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast, but it will likely be via the Internet as they were this year. (Although hopefully with a better pre-show!)

    'Queens of Drama' Docu-Series with Vanessa Marcil, Donna Mills and Hunter Tylo Expected to Air in 2015 on POP, Formerly TVGN

    ( Soap opera stars have been grabbing headlines for a multitude of reasons lately. First there was the firing of Michael Muhney from CBS's The Young and the Restless because of sexual harassment allegations, and then we learned that two popular soap stars were headed to reality television. Eileen Davidson and Lisa Rinna are currently filming scenes for The Real Housewives of Orange County, which is scheduled to air on Bravo early next year. It was only a matter of time before a reality series comprised of daytime stars would hit the air, and we have just learned that a new project has been given the green light: Queens of Drama on POP, formerly TVGN.

    Queens of Drama is a new docu-series which follows a group of former daytime and primetime soap stars as they work together in an attempt to produce a new primetime, serialized drama to star in. Vanessa Marcil, Hunter Tylo, Donna Mills and Lindsay Hartley and others have signed on to do the show. They will be required to work together both in front of and behind the cameras as they also develop, pitch and produce a steamy series. The goal for the ladies is to land a pilot deal by the end of Queens of Drama's season.

    The show will air on POP, a rebranded version of the TV Guide Network set to debut in 2015. Brad Schwartz, president of entertainment and media of POP, confirmed the addition of Queens of Drama to the lineup.

    He said, "We couldn't be more excited to announce our first wave of original programming that will launch POP to the world in the new year. Our slate is filled with fun, fan-driven content featuring big stars and rising talent, as well as an optimistic spirit that celebrates audience passion."


    (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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