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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
    • Anna Maria Horsford as Vivienne Avant
    • Sean Kanan as Deacon Sharpe

    • Thorsten Kaye as Ridge Forrester
    • Katherine Kelly Lang as Brooke Logan
    • Kristolyn Lloyd as Dayzee Leigh
    • Kimberly Matula as Hope Logan
    • Karla Mosley as Maya Avant
    • John McCook as Eric Forrester
    • Alley Mills as Pamela Douglas
    • 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

    July 6
    Maya and Vivienne reconnect; Steffy surprises Liam with a couples massage in the rose garden.
    July 7
    Ivy sees Steffy and Liam share a tender moment; Aly opposes Steffy and Maya as the face of the company.

    July 8
    Maya opens up to Nick about her relationship with her mother; Aly's new attitude shocks Steffy.
    July 9
    Maya and Nicole's father arrives in town; Wyatt demands Liam treat Ivy better.
    July 10
    Julius refuses to acknowledge Maya is female; Maya talks to Rick about her experiences with her parents.
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  • Showdown Poll Question

    Which is the worst storyline?

    (The winner will compete vs. the other soaps starting July 17 on our Daytime Soap Opera's home page)

    Ridge takes over Forrester
    Maya Is transgendered

    Deacon & Quinn
    Oliver & Aly
    Zende & Nicole

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    Results So Far

    The Bold & The Beautiful

    News, Cast Updates and Scoop

    (News section last updated July 7, 2015)

    Casting Corner

    Anna Maria Horsford returns as “Vivienne Avant” on July 9 and 10.
    Obba Babatundé portrays “Julius Avant” on July 9 and 10.
    Schae Harrison returns as “Darla” on July 7 and 8.
    Scott T. Scofield returns as “Nick” on July 8.

    "The Bold and the Beautiful" Notches Best Second Quarter in Viewers Since 2006

    LET'S MAKE A DEAL 1 averaged 3.08m while LET'S MAKE A DEAL 2 averaged 3.53m, both up +10% from last year and scoring their biggest second quarter audiences since premiering in 2009. Among women 25-54, LET'S MAKE A DEAL averaged 0.9/06 and 1.0/07 respectively, matching its best delivery.

    THE PRICE IS RIGHT 1 averaged 4.71m, its largest second quarter audience since 2004, while THE PRICE IS RIGHT 2 averaged 5.41m, its best since 2007. Both editions registered +2% increases from a year ago.

    Among the daytime dramas, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL delivered its biggest second quarter audience since 2006, averaging 3.95m, up +5% from last year, while THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS notched its largest second quarter viewer delivery since 2010 with 5.16m, up +6%.

    THE TALK topped “The View” in viewers (2.54m vs. 2.52m) for the first time in any quarter. THE TALK also out-rated “The View” for the first time in women 25-54 (0.9/06 vs. 0.8/06) and tied in women 18-49 (0.6/05).

    Lifetime Greenlights Charles Manson Girls Movie; MacKenzie Mauzy Leads Cast

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Betty White, NeNe Leakes Set For 'To Tell The Truth' Reboot On ABC

    Betty White and NeNe Leakes (Broadway’s Cinderella) are set as regular panelists and Anthony Anderson (black-ish) will host ABC’s re-imagining of the 1960s hit game show To Tell The Truth.

    The new six-episode comedy/variety show version pits White and Leakes and a third panelist (additional celebrity guests will join throughout the season) against three people who all claim to be the same person with the same incredible talent, job or achievement. One is telling the truth, the others are not. Each panelist will get to grill the contestants and decide who they think is telling the truth. Anderson hosts, his mom Doris will be the official scorekeeper and will ask questions of her own, (not to mention embarrass her son every chance she gets). The celebrity panelist who performs the worst will have to tweet a lie about themselves to the world. There’s even a house band — Cheche and his Band of Liars. No premiere date has yet been set. The show will tape in front of a live audience in Los Angeles.

    There is a connection between White and To Tell The Truth. She appeared as a panelist on previous versions of the show, the original in 1961 and again when NBC aired it in 1990.

    FremantleMedia North America is producing. Barry Poznick, Toby Gorman, Thom Beers, Jeff Gaspin, George Moll and Anthony Anderson are executive producers.

    B&B's Zende Makes A Fresh Start

    Having been living in Miami with his parents, Kristen and Tony, in recent years THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Zende returned to L.A. on Monday, June 29. Actor Rome Flynn says his alter ego will make a cautious foray into the family business when he applies for an internship at Forrester Creations. Though he's connected to the company's top brass, he'll be reluctant to name-drop on his first day in town.

    "He's one of those guys that likes to get it done without using the clout of his name," Flynn explains. "I'd describe him as reserved. He speaks when he needs to. It's not that he doesn't have opinions, but he knows when not to talk. He's definitely wise beyond his years."

    Eric's grandson gained a preternatural wisdom and maturity as a result of being orphaned in Africa when AIDS claimed the lives of his biological parents. Flynn agrees that the character's early history (prior to his adoption by Kristen and Tony at age 10) makes him more introspective than many of his outspoken relatives. "There's still a lot of pain there," he says of his childhood. "It's still very present on his mind."

    They're Having A Baby!

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

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

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


    ( (Photo) Daytime newcomer Pierson Fodé has been tapped to play B&B’s Thomas Forrecter, a role previously played by Adam Gregory (2010-14) and Emmy-winner Drew Tyler Bell (2004-10). “It’s a life-changer and I am really excited about it,” Fodé tells Digest exclusively. As for his audition, “I read with Linsey [Godfrey, Caroline]. She’s a real sweetheart. We had instant chemistry and we clicked right away.” For more from Fodé, pick up the new issue of Soap Opera Digest, on sale tomorrow.

    Girl Power

    ( Like her alter ego on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) doesn't back down from anything. Thanks to her travels around the globe in recent years, she doesn't turn a blind eye, either.

    "When someone asks me what my goal is for this year, I would say I just don't want to stick my head in the sand with regard to what's happening socially and politically," says the actress, who chatted with Soaps In Depth about her new mindset, one she hopes to share with her fans.

    Wood's B&B alter ego is hoping to effect some big change, too, now that she's back in L.A. both on the home front and the heart front.

    "The way Steffy sees it, this is her town," quips Wood.

    In other words, if Steffy has her say, neither Rick nor Ivy will come out on top this summer! Find out what else Wood and her daring alter ego have up their sleeves by checking out the latest issue of the magazine, on sale now!

    'Tyrant's' Jennifer Finnigan glad Season 2 finds Molly 'fully realized'

    For much of the first season of FX's Tuesday political thriller "Tyrant," Jennifer Finnigan had to content herself with playing the dutiful wife of a would-be Middle Eastern despot, tending to her husband's needs while he kept her in the dark on just about everything. For the actress, it was a frustrating experience.

    Then in the season finale, the protective mother in Finnigan's character Molly emerged when the coup failed and her kids were left stranded in the American embassy. Viewers got to see a more three-dimensional character.

    Now in Season 2, Finnigan gets to stretch her acting muscles a little more as the drama shifts to her being holed up in the U.S. embassy at Abbudin, separated from her incarcerated husband Bassam "Barry" Al-Fayeed (Adam Rayner).

    "I was so desperate to do that last year," the 35-year-old Montreal native tells Zap2it with a chuckle, "and I was patient, and when things came to a head at the end of the season it was such a relief to see that.

    "And now ... because of the separation between them you get to see her spread her wings and you see there's a more three-dimensional, fully realized woman and mother and she has a personality and she's not just about asking her husband, 'How are you? Are you OK?' There's so much more to her than that. And I was over the moon to see how she was written in the first four episodes in particular."

    If there is one thing Finnigan has in common with her character, it is they both have famous husbands. Finnigan married fellow actor Jonathan Silverman ("Weekend at Bernie's") on the Greek island of Mykonos in 2007 and the couple currently lives in Los Angeles.

    She's been a fixture on the small screen over the past 15 years with roles in the CBS daytime drama "The Bold and the Beautiful," NBC's "Crossing Jordan" and "Committed," The WB Network's "Close to Home," ABC's "Better With You" and TNT's "Monday Mornings."

    These days, Finnigan spends much of her time in the Hungarian capital of Budapest filming "Tyrant," an assignment she's not complaining about.

    "Budapest is beautiful," she says, "especially this time of year now that it's warming up. It's really great, actually. ... It's gorgeous and it's just a kind of fun, affordable city. So not a bad place to spend half the year."

    The Golden Nymph Awards

    The Golden Nymph Awards were handed out Thursday night at the 55th annual Monte-Carlo Television Festival. Among the winners were Welcome To Sweden, the Swedish comedy that airs on NBC in the U.S., for Best International Comedy Series. For a second consecutive year, Outstanding Comedy Actor went to Steven Van Zant for Norway’s Lilyhammer, which also won Best Euro Comedy. Italy’s Gomorrah won for Best International Drama and Outstanding Actor (Marco D’Amore), and the U.K.’s Happy Valley took The European Drama prize and Outstanding Actress (Sarah Lancashire). All three Audience Awards went to U.S. series: NCIS (drama), How I Met Your Mother (comedy) and The Bold And The Beautiful (soap opera).

    Gina Rodriguez to Boyfriend Henrie Esteve: 'It's Always Been You'

    (Photo) It's no wonder Gina Rodriguez just signed a book deal.

    Like the aspiring writer she plays on the CW's Jane the Virgin, Rodriguez has a gift with words – and relationships, apparently.

    "It's you. It's always been you. One year down, I pray for a 100 more. Happy anniversary my love," the actress, 30, posted on Instagram Thursday along with a photo of herself staring into the eyes of her boyfriend, actor Henri Esteve.

    Rodriguez famously took her sister Ivelisse as her date the to the 2015 Golden Globes, where she took home a best actress statue, but the actress and Esteve have had plenty of date nights during their first year together.

    "He's my partner in crime and super supportive," Rodriguez told PEOPLE of Esteve in March.

    So are wedding bells in the future for the happy couple? What about kids?

    "Ideally, a family would come when it is supposed to. But there is no rush," Rodriguez said. "I feel like there is no timeline. Especially as a woman, people say, 'Oh, you have to be careful because after the age of 35 ...' and it's, like, 'Okay. So, if I can't have a baby, then I'll adopt.' There are always ways, so I'm not putting any kind of timeline on that situation."

    Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez Is Writing a Book Inspired by Her Dad

    Think you've got a great Father's Day present lined up? Well, Gina Rodriguez has you beat.

    The Jane the Virgin star has signed a deal with Simon & Schuster to pen a book honoring her beloved dad, Genaro Rodriguez. The book, titled "I Can and I Will: Tools My Daddy Gave Me," will be published this year.

    "My father would always remind me to give away your blessings to make room for more," Rodriguez said in a statement. "This book has been a dream of mine for many years now, a love letter to a father who has given me strength I only know is right to share with others. If you can move, stretch, teach, inspire, encourage and motivate others by telling your stories, why wouldn't you?"

    The book should come as no surprise for fans of Rodriguez and her hit CW comedy. When she took home the Golden Globe for best actress in a comedy series earlier this year, she paid a great - and emotional - thanks to her family, and her father in her speech.

    The book is expected to talk about how her father's values helped pave the way for success for Rodriguez and her two sisters, who are an investment banker and doctor, respectively.

    We may not know the release date, but can we pre-order the book yet?

    'Tyrant' Season 2: Adam Rayner and Jennifer Finnigan are in for more rocky times

    When last seen on FX's political thriller "Tyrant," pediatrician-turned-would-be-despot Bassam "Barry" Al-Fayeed (Adam Rayner) was behind bars after his failed coup of brother Jamal's (Ashraf Barhom) regime in the Middle Eastern country of Abbudin.

    As Season 2 opens Tuesday (June 16), it's four months later and Barry is still incarcerated waiting for Jamal to decide his fate. Execution isn't in the cards at this point, but Barry has had plenty of time to ponder how he's annihilated his relationship with his brother. And that has weighed on him like a ton of bricks.

    "His mindset is ... obviously pretty bleak," Rayner explains to Zap2it, "and one of frustration because he's in prison for four months and once you know that, it begs the question: What's been going on for four months? He's committed high treason, so it would imply there's some kind of indecision ... in terms of how to resolve this situation. And that is, of course, obviously frustrating, and when you're in prison you want to know what's going to happen to you, particularly if you're on death row. You just want some clarity about the situation.

    "So I wouldn't say he's full of regret because I think his sense is that it was his destiny in some way to do what he did and get to that point. But of course, he's filled with remorse - and remorse is a good word rather than regret in terms of the cost to himself and his family, both his wife and his relationship with his brother, which was very complicated and who he loves, and has sort of irrevocably compromised. So he's full of sadness and frustration, I guess, because he's in limbo, and whatever this grand game is, he wants to see it played out."

    Barry isn't the only one who's been alone with his thoughts. Wife Molly (Jennifer Finnigan) has been holed up at the U.S. embassy for the past four months, mulling over her marriage and all the deception in it. And she isn't happy about it.

    Which means in Season 2, Finnigan gets to show a different side of Molly, a more independent side, and stretch her acting legs at bit, a prospect the actress is overjoyed at.

    "I just want to stress that Molly is just not the same person she was in the first season," Finnigan says. "You know, she's gone through a lot. I think she's had some reckonings and I think she is very intent on living a more truthful life."

    "She's still extremely concerned," Finnigan continues. "She has no idea what's in store for him. It's a waiting game at this point. She doesn't know if he's going to live or die. But I think just spending this time by herself, obviously she achieved a clearer perspective of her relationship and the secrets between them that she's allowed that she no longer wants to live beneath the shadow of."

    Jack Wagner talks acting alongside his ex on new TV show

    Jack Wagner doesn't need to roll with an entourage. He shows up to a recent interview by himself.

    A celebrity without a team of people including groomers, publicists, assistants and managers trailing behind is a rarity these days.

    "I stopped that a while ago. I had an entourage in the '80s because it's just what I needed. It depends where your level of fame is or where your career is and what you're promoting but, today, I'm really comfortable with who I am as a person and I can actually find an address, I can show up there and if I get lost I ask someone, you know, where are the elevators and it's OK," he joked.

    To a large swath of '80s TV fans, Wagner is Frisco Jones from ABC's "General Hospital." He stopped being a regular cast member in 1988 but has returned for the periodic arc, most recently in 2013 for the show's 50th anniversary.

    "There is this real core fan base for that show and to play a character that is still remembered, I look at it as a gift. Back then you didn't have social media or so many channels to watch and people would watch 'General Hospital,'" said Wagner, who was also on the '90s hit "Melrose Place" and has performed on Broadway.

    These days the 55-year-old stars on Hallmark Channel's series "When Calls the Heart" alongside Lori Loughlin.

    He appeared in season one and was bumped up to a fulltime cast member for season two, which airs its two-hour season finale on Saturday at 8 p.m. EDT.

    Wagner plays Bill Avery, a forensic investigator in 19th century Canada looking into a counterfeit scheme. His character is mysterious in that you don't know if he's part of the scheme or really trying to solve it.

    The other story for his character is the love triangle with Loughlin's character Abigail and his wife, Nora, played by none other than his real-life ex-wife Kristina Wagner (and TV ex-wife on "General Hospital," Felicia Jones.)

    "It was very frightening to work together again. We know each other from that one format which is 'General Hospital' and we knew exactly what to do there. These are new characters. But we really worked through it and we have a great chemistry."

    Wagner laughs when it's pointed out that not everyone would want to work with their ex.

    "I can't say we lined up to do it," he confesses. At a cast dinner, Bill Abbott, the president and CEO of Hallmark asked him, 'What do you think of working with Felicia?' I said, 'Do you mean (my ex-wife) Kristina?' He said, 'I don't know her name. I just know I want Frisco and Felicia on this show.'"

    Their sons (ages 24 and 20) aren't that fazed by mom and dad working together.

    "It's like, 'Oh yeah, cool. You guys look great. What's for dinner?'" he jokes.

    Wagner is also a musician. His best-known song "All I Need" became a Billboard Top 40 hit in 1985, thanks to its heavy rotation on "General Hospital." He still performs live a few times a year, and released an album last year.

    Soap Alums Get 2015 Teen Choice Awards Nominations

    The two-hour awards show airs Sunday, Aug. 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

    Choice Movie Actress: Action/Adventure (#ChoiceActionMovieActress)
    Jordana Brewster - "Furious 7"
    Alexandra Daddario - "San Andreas"
    Maggie Grace - "Taken 3"
    Michelle Rodriguez - "Furious 7"
    Kaya Scodelario - "The Maze Runner"
    Shailene Woodley - "Insurgent"

    Choice TV Actress: Drama (#ChoiceDramaTVActress)
    Lucy Hale - "Pretty Little Liars"
    Taraji P. Henson - "Empire"
    Maia Mitchell - "The Fosters"
    Shay Mitchell - "Pretty Little Liars"
    Hayden Panettiere - "Nashville"
    Kerry Washington - "Scandal"

    Choice TV Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (#ChoiceSciFiTVActor)
    Stephen Amell - "Arrow"
    Joseph Morgan - "The Originals"
    Bob Morley - "The 100"
    Jared Padalecki - "Supernatural"
    Ian Somerhalder - "The Vampire Diaries"
    Paul Wesley - "The Vampire Diaries"

    Choice TV Actress: Comedy (#ChoiceComedyTVActress)
    Dove Cameron - "Liv and Maddie"
    Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting - "The Big Bang Theory"
    Lea Michele - "Glee"
    Emily Osment - "Young & Hungry"
    Gina Rodriguez - "Jane the Virgin"
    Zendaya- "K.C. Undercover"

    Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez: 'I Want to Change the Idea of Minorities in the Media'

    Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez may have had a life-changing year, but there's still a lot more the actress wants to accomplish.

    "I want to change the idea of minorities in the media," Rodriguez says in the summer issue of Glam Belleza Latina. "Growing up, I never saw my home life reflected on-screen, and that made me feel a certain way about myself."

    Says Rodriguez, "It's not only about my ethnicity; it made me feel a certain way about my beauty. Not seeing a woman like me as a lead made me feel like I'd never be skinny enough, I'd never be pretty enough. I want to give young girls, like my niece, the tools to see a billboard and think, 'That [non-Latina] girl is beautiful, but that’s not the only form of beauty.' "

    The 30-year-old captured America's eye with her starring role in Jane the Virgin and then won its heart with her speech after winning the Golden Globe for best actress in a TV series, musical or comedy – only the fourth Latina to win an acting Globe since the awards' inception in 1944.

    "The win was fantastic, but the nomination itself was the win," states Rodriguez, who says that even when "people post pictures of me on social media looking crazy, in mid-speech, I can still see beauty in those pictures." "I want to be acknowledged for what I do. For people to stop and say, 'She can act her ass off. I want to work with her.' "

    Rodriguez continues, "That way I can tell more stories. And I can open up more doors."

    Rodriguez told PEOPLE in March that she's constantly told she's not skinny or ethnic enough, but she affirms that she's "real."

    "I'm not put-together all the time," she tells Glam Belleza Latina. "That is just the truth. And to live up to that is just too much."

    Rodriguez, who recently landed her first big fashion campaign, says it's not nerve-racking to walk red carpets "because I belong there. I just do."

    She adds, "We all do. Genesis Rodriguez, Natalie Martinez, Melonie Diaz. I support them all. I've got their backs because we're not alone."


    B&B’s Sean Kanan (Deacon) has booked a new film role. “It’s called Limelight,” Kanan shares with Digest. “It’s filming now in Los Angeles. One of the actors in it is Jonathan Lipnicki from Jerry Maguire. He’s all grown up now and he is not a little kid anymore.” Rounding out the cast are David Chokachi (BAYWATCH), Bruce Vilanch, Paul Vandervort (THE JANICE DICKINSON MODELING AGENCY) and DAYS vet Jason Brooks (ex-Peter). “The story has to do with a kid who is a social media sensation from Colorado, and he is convinced he’s going to be the next big thing so he packs up for the bright lights of Hollywood. I play a very successful, slimy film producer who leads this kid down a very dark path. It’s a sizeable part, so it’s going to be fun.” Kanan reports that Deacon will not be off-screen while the actor is busy shooting the film. “Talk about perfect timing and getting lucky,” he adds. “The show is dark next week and I shoot for seven days. It completely coincided with our week off! I’m so happy about that.”

    31st annual TCA Award Nominations

    The Television Critics Association (TCA) has announced its nominees for the 31st annual TCA Awards, which recognize outstanding television programming from the 2014-15 season.

    The awards will be given out Saturday, Aug. 8 as part of the TCA's bi-annual industry conference, running from July 28 to Aug. 13, 2015.

    Individual Achievement in Comedy
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep," HBO - (2014 Winner in Category)
    Gina Rodriguez, "Jane The Virgin," The CW (ex-Beverly, B&B)
    Amy Schumer, "Inside Amy Schumer," Comedy Central
    Jeffrey Tambor, "Transparent," Amazon
    Constance Wu, "Fresh Off the Boat," ABC (ex-Laudine, OLTL)


    ( (Photo) You might think the story of social-climbing transgender model Maya Avant (Karla Mosley) on CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful couldn't get any hotter. But you'd be wrong. The hit soap has cast veteran actors Anna Maria Horsford and Obba Babatundé to play Maya's old-school parents, Vivienne and Julius Avant. And, as viewers know, that's not good news for our Ms. Maya!

    According to a B&B rep, Maya's disapproving mom and dad will come to town looking for their youngest daughter, Nicole [Reign Edwards], to take her out of L.A. and away from Maya's influence. "Maya's past comes flooding into her present when she is faced with the parents who rejected her," says the rep. "We will begin to see how Maya became the woman she is today amidst many obstacles and prejudices."

    Horsford, best known for her work in the comedy series Amen and The Wayans Bros., will first be seen July 3, followed by Babatundé, a Tony nominee for the original production of Dreamgirls, who debuts July 9. Both are set for at least 15 episodes, though their gigs will likely extend well beyond that. Neither star is a soap newbie. Horsford kicked off her career with a role on Guiding Light. Babatundé has had recurring stints on All My Children, One Life to Live and B&B's sister soap, The Young and the Restless.

    "This reunion of the Avant family has opened my heart on so many levels," says Horsford. "I personally know several transgender people but I never really thought of things from the parents' perspective. The audience has heard Maya's point of view about what went on in the family. Now it's time to get Mom and Dad's side of things! Maya may think her parents never loved her, but that's her perception."

    No surprise here: Babatundé reveals that Julius is "a big stickler for tradition and a really bullheaded guy." But Maya, he notes, "is also very headstrong and difficult. Vivienne is a wonderfully loving, nurturing soul, and you also see those qualities in Maya. So, despite the intense differences among the members of this family, they're very much alike." Adds Horsford: "The Avants may be damaged but they're still intact, held together with Krazy Glue."

    Vivienne and Julius haven't seen Maya in years—in fact, not since she made her surgical transition from the son they called Myron. "Their first encounter after all this time is incredibly powerful," Babatundé says. "And then [later] they see this new person in the glory of her new world at Forrester Creations and she is absolutely astounding! But how does a father handle that?"

    Especially an African-American father. "Gay and transgender subjects are not comfortably discussed in the African-American community," Horsford says. "We might see that our children are different but we don't tell anybody about it. We all know that church choir director who never got married and his mother still insists it's because he never met the right girl. We may want to say, 'Oh, Mama, c'mon, we know!' But we keep it polite. I love that this story on The Bold and the Beautiful is ultimately about truth and integrity and acceptance. It's going to stir up a lot of positive talk in our community—and hopefully in all communities."


    Thorne Forrester will finally be returning to L.A., thanks to all the family drama on home front. “I’m extremely excited to be back,” states Winsor Harmon (Thorne). “Even though I’ve kept in touch with everyone, I’ve missed working with my B&B family. I can’t wait to see what’s ahead.” Thorne was last seen a year ago in July before heading back to run the Paris office. The news comes hot on the heels of Schae Harrison’s impending return as Thorne’s deceased wife, Darla, who tweeted on May 15, "Guess who's coming back to #BoldAndBeautiful? Awesome story line!!! #Blessed."

    No Moss Under His Feet!

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

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

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

    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."

    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.


    (Photo) Rome Flynn, who appeared in VH1’s DRUMLINE, has been cast as B&B’s Zende, reports TV Guide’s Michael Logan. The character — an AIDS orphan from Africa who was adopted by Kristen and Tony — will make his debut on June 29. For the full story, go here.

    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.

    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.”

    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!”

    '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."

    Video: Godfrey Opens Up To ET

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

    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


    (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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