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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
    • Texas Battle as Marcus Barber
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Jack Horan as RJ
    • Ashley Jones as Bridget Forrester
    • 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 Spencer
    • Stephanie Wang as Madison Lee
    • 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




    April 21
    A mother intervenes in her son's romantic life; Aly and Oliver start their romance at the Forrester estate pool.
    April 22
    Liam makes a future-altering proposition to Hope; Brooke tells Rick about her plans to help Bill.

    April 23
    Hope tells Wyatt about Liam's ultimatum; Aly and Oliver's flirtations go unnoticed at a board meeting.
    April 24
    Maya confronts Oliver about Aly; Wyatt gets Quinn to let him fight his own battles.
    April 25
    Hope reveals her decision about Liam's ultimatum; two mysterious people take advantage of a romantic setting.
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    (News section last updated April 22, 2014)

    DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS SET

    The Daytime Emmy Awards have been set for June 22 at the Beverly Hilton, Variety reports, with the Creative Arts categories being presented on June 20 at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Thus far, no television outlet is scheduled to broadcast the ceremony.

    B&B Exec Leads Important Crusade

    When he's not overseeing the production of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL for his day job, supervising producer Ed Scott is trying to save the world — literally. The TV exec and husband of Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) is the CEO of the Save The Earth Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to helping raise both awareness and funding for environmental research in collaboration with major universities.

    The organization has planned several exciting events for Earth Week this week. On Tuesday, April 22, Chicago's No. 1 rock station, The Drive 97.1 will auction off a Candy Apple Red Fender Standard Stratocaster signed by Dire Straits' Mark Knopfler. For more information check out the STE auction site. The foundation is also sponsoring a major symposium on Saturday, April 26th featuring the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the focus of which will be the problem of marine debris.

    "There are three huge garbage patches in our oceans right now, one of which is in the North Pacific and covers an area the size of Texas," Scott explains. "The fish eat the plastic, and god only knows what it does to us when it gets into our system. The other major problem is container ships dropping big containers. Every year hundreds fall off of ships in rough seas, and they're really fouling up the water."

    Scott points to a new book called Emotion For The Ocean by Chet Forrest, which explains, in layman's terms, the devastation being done to our oceans and marine life. "The oceans are our lifeblood," says Scott. "I don't think enough people understand the severity of what is happening, but we have to get it resolved. We can't keep destroying the oceans like we're doing."

    For more information about Scott's efforts on behalf of Save The Earth, visit www.savetheearth.org.

    Casting Corner

    Bob Barker appears as himself on April 30.
    Brandon McMillan of “Lucky Dog” appears as himself on May 1 and 2.
    Los Angeles Councilmember Bernard Parks appears as himself on May 2.
    Zack Conroy returns as “Oliver Jones” on April 28 and 30.
    Othello Clark returns as “Othello” on April 30.
    Hunter Tylo returns as “Taylor Hayes” on April 28.
    Winsor Harmon returns as “Thorne Forrester” on April 28.

    Gaskill Takes On The Bard!

    From the "Just when I thought I'd heard everything" files has come STRIPPING SHAKESPEARE, a provocative new Web series from the We Make Movies filmmakers collective in Los Angeles. In each episode, famous scenes from The Bard's works are set in a scintillating new context, replete with professional pole dancers and burlesque performers. Who knew Shakespeare could be so sexy? Daytime TV veteran Brian Gaskill (Dylan, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Ozzie, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL; Bobby, ALL MY CHIlDREN; Rafe, PORT CHARLES), who is a member of the collective, appears in the episode airing this Sunday, April 13.

    "My friend, Nicol Razon, produced it," Gaskill shares. "The series is about her taking her love of Shakespeare and putting it into a format that is maybe gonna raise some eyebrows, but it's also gonna promote conversation and get people to pay attention to what the filmmaker is doing to be creative."

    This Sunday's episode is based on The Taming Of The Shrew with Gaskill reciting the lines of Petruchio opposite Razon as Kate. But don't look for the traditional, 16th century costuming and staging. Rather, it plays out in a much more imaginative way. "It's more like artistic music videos of Shakespeare," offers Gaskill, who first began performing the great poet's work back in high school. To experience it for yourself, visit Strippingshakespeare.com or the We Make Movies YouTube channel here.

    Daytime Soaps Enjoy a New Surge in Popularity

    (variety.com) The soap bubble that was supposed to burst is still very much intact.

    A couple of years after “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” brought to five the number of daytime dramas axed by the networks over a five-year stretch, the genre is flourishing.

    Ratings are up at the four remaining soaps — “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” on CBS, “General Hospital” on ABC and “Days of Our Lives” on NBC — and, in this DVR era, any kind of gain is cause for celebration.

    One reason for the increases could be the simple fact that there are fewer shows to compete for the pool of fans. Today’s soaps live alongside game and talkshows such as CBS’ “Let’s Make a Deal” and ABC’s “The Chew,” and a bigger variety of programming for viewers to choose from seems to be helping all the networks.

    But if it were simply the same viewers moving from one show to another, the gains would be only among the core, older soap opera fan base — and that’s not the case. It’s clear that some new blood is being pumped into the genre.

    “General Hospital,” for example, has grown from last year by 9% in total viewership (to 3.32 million) but it’s also up by 19% in women 25-54 and by 11% among those 12-34, according to Nielsen. As a result, its median age of 55.5 for the current season is down from 56.1 a year ago.

    “Days of Our Lives” is up 10% (to about 3 million viewers), but its biggest gains are among females 12-34; its median age of 57.8 is nearly one full year lower than last year.

    It’s this expansion of the audience that most encourages Michael Maloney, a contributing editor for Soaps in Depth magazine and the author of “The Young and Restless Life of William J. Bell.”

    “The grandmother used to pass it down to the mother and so on, so one of the reasons (that soaps) took a hit is because mom is out there working,” Maloney says. “But that seems to be coming back, and audiences are responding to a multiple-generation canvas of characters. Any soap that has just young people isn’t going to make it.”

    Maloney thinks the recent shuttering of some soaps created a surplus of good actors out of work. And this has resulted in some all-star rosters.

    Indeed, turn on a soap you remember watching years ago, and there’s a good chance you will see a lot of familiar faces.

    “Soap is the only genre with that kind of throughline, and the shows are taking good advantage of that,” Maloney says.

    The CBS soaps skew older, but they’re also the most popular overall. “Young and the Restless” averages 5.3 million viewers daily and “The Bold and the Beautiful” bags nearly 4 million.

    Maloney credits Angelica McDaniel, head of Daytime at CBS, who is active in social media and “a great cheerleader for the genre.”

    He also notes that Vicki Dummer, an exec VP of series and specials at ABC Media Group, has been supportive of the strong vision of “GH” exec producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati. And Sony Pictures Television, NBC and Corday Productions have kept “Days” vital even though it is on a daytime island at the Peacock.

    “What the soaps seem to have is terrific support from the network,” Maloney says. “The right people are running them, and each of the remaining shows are doing a great version of their show for their core audience.”

    Maloney thinks it’s unlikely we’ll see a new daytime soap anytime soon, but he doesn’t rule it out entirely.

    “There are Web soaps out there like ‘The Bay,’ and with ‘Beacon Hill,’ Crystal Chappell has a handle on a Web series that can make a profit,” he says. “People in broadcast are definitely keeping an eye on the Web.”

    MORE SOAP FAVES JOIN THE BAY

    B&B's Ronn Moss (ex-Ridge) and Sean Kanan (Deacon), and DAYS's Judi Evans (Adrienne) and Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy) have joined the cast of the online soap THE BAY. Chapter 12 of the series premieres May 1, and will also feature the return of MORE SOAP FAVES JOIN THE BAY: (ex-Shane, DAYS) as Capt. Elliot Sanders. For more, check out thebaytheseries.com.

    Heather Tom to Emcee Accessories For Success Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show for The Guild of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Los Angeles

    The Guild of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (BBBSLA) presents its annual Accessories for Success Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show featuring an informal fashion show from Kyle by Alene Too, Friday, April 11, 2014 at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Honorees include Sandra Stern, COO of Lionsgate Television; Lee Phillip Bell, Co-Creator, of Emmy® award-winning daily dramas, “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful,” and Emmy® Award-winning Host of “The Lee Phillip Show;” and Brindell Roberts Gottlieb, community activist and humanitarian. Five-time Emmy® Award-winning actress Heather Tom will emcee. Barbara Lazaroff, Lori McCreary and Nina Shaw serve as Honorary Co-Chairs; Guild members Christine Harte and Teri Simpson Co-Chair. Mary Willard is Guild President.

    Prior to the luncheon, luxury accessories boutique vendors will feature fashionable accessories for purchase with a portion of proceeds from sales donated to BBBSLA. Featured are Art Couture, Caryn, Moonlite, Borrowed Bling, Chic By Design, Classy Bag Lady, Treasured Accessory, Accessor Eyes, Dawn Michelle Designs, Kiki Bean & BedHead, Over The Top, Two Gems and Gourmet Blends.

    The luncheon will feature an informal fashion show by Kyle by Alene Too and styled by Rosana, a Los Angeles based film industry stylist. Kyle by Alene Too is a premier luxury women’s boutique in Beverly Hills and a leading shopping destination online. Launched at Brighton Way and Bedford Ave. in 2012, Kyle by Alene Too is a partnership between The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards and upscale fashion retailer Alene Too owner Lizzy Schwartz. Every look at Kyle by Alene Too’s boutique is also available on its website at www.kylebyalenetoo.com.

    “All of our honorees have demonstrated a long-standing commitment as role models for civic involvement and at-risk youth and we are honored to celebrate their generosity and myriad contributions to our community,” said Tiffany Siart, President and Chief Executive Officer of BBBSLA. “They support our vision to provide mentoring relationships to all children who need and want them, contributing to brighter futures, better schools and stronger communities for all.”

    “It gives me great pleasure to be among those honoring these remarkable women,” said Mary Willard, President of the Guild of BBBSLA. “They are important members of our BBBSLA family and we are extremely grateful for their dedication to improving the lives of our children and helping them to achieve their full potential.”

    Michael Dietz Inks First-Look Deal With High Noon

    High Noon Entertainment is making a push into the game and competition arena, signing a first-look partnership with Celebrity Apprentice and Big Brother producer Michael Dietz (ex-Joe, Port Charles/ex-Mark, The Bold & The Beautiful/ex-Jake, Passions/ex-Alan-Michael, Guiding Light) and his Lucky Butterfly Prods. Under the deal, Dietz will focus on creating new, unscripted game and competition formats to be co-produced with High Noon in the U.S. Dietz and his Lucky Butterfly team will relocate to High Noon’s Sherman Oaks office, and work closely with Patrick Jager, SVP Development and Production, and Scott Feeley, SVP Current Programming. This marks the first co–production deal for ITV Studios’ High Noon. Dietz most recently helped the company develop the game format The Line for GSN. His other producing credits include Stars Earn Stripes, Killer Karaoke, Scream If You Know The Answer, and Minute To Win It.

    Bradley Bell Interview

    Bold and the Beautiful Chief Bradley Bell on the Return of Deacon Sharpe. Read the TV Guide interview here.

    HUNTER TYLO BACK TO B&B!

    A show spokesperson confirms that Hunter Tylo (Taylor) is heading back to BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL for a May sweeps storyline. Taylor's name has been bandied about on-screen as of late as Aly comes to terms with the death of her mother, Darla, who was struck by a car driven by an under-the-influence Taylor in 2006. Her first appearance is slated for April 25.

    B&B And Y&R Co-Creator Honored

    THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL and THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS co-creator, Lee Phillip Bell, is being honored by The Guild Of Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Greater Los Angeles at its annual Accessories For Success Spring Luncheon And Fashion Show. The event will be held on Friday, April 11, at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Heather Tom (Katie, B&B) will be hosting, and the award will be presented to Bell by Doug Davidson (Paul, Y&R) and John McCook (Eric, B&B).

    Before the luncheon, luxury accessories will be available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters LA. The luncheon itself features a fashion show from Kyle By Alene Too. If you would like to attend this gala event, tickets are available to the public. Just click here for more information!

    Wagner CALLS THE HEART

    There's a new romance brewing on Hallmark Channel's period drama WHEN CALLS THE HEART: Jack Wagner (ex-Frisco, GENERAL HOSPITAL) has joined the cast as Mountie Forensic Investigator Bill Avery, and he's bringing the heat! First introduced in last week's episode, Avery arrived on horseback to find out the truth about the deadly explosion in Coal Valley that killed many of the locals, including the husband and son of Abigail Stanton (played by EDGE OF NIGHT's Lori Loughlin, Jody). Might Wagner's character help the shaky widow find her footing? Behind the scenes, it was the other way around. "Lori's an old friend, and a terrific actress," Wagner confides of his scene partner and pal on the Vancouver set. "I play golf with her husband and we've run in the same circles for years."

    In "Prelude To A Kiss," the season finale airing Saturday, March 29, at 9:00 p.m. EST, Wagner's character will be back to further pursue Abigail while at the same time, delving deeper into the dangerous mystery. "My character gets beat up while he's at the crime scene by some masked men," Wagner reveals. "So it unfolds to be a real good versus evil situation."

    With the fate of the town, as well as Abigail's family name, on the line, the evidence that Avery has collected becomes all-important. Who will triumph? Abigail pins her hope on the visiting Circuit Judge Jedidiah Black (James Brolin), but will she be able to continue living in the small town — let alone find love again — in the aftermath? "They leave the show with cliffhangers," Wagner says of the possibility of his return. "So hopefully Hallmark will pick it up for a second season!"

    REAL-LIFE COUPLE SPLITS

    Arianne Zucker (Nicole, DAYS) and husband Kyle Lowder (ex-Brady, DAYS; ex-Rick, B&B) have divorced, the couple confirms exclusively to Digest. In a joint statement, the actors say, "In response to ongoing inquiries, we would like to announce that with respect to our privacy, we quietly separated awhile ago and are officially divorced. We continue to remain great friends and loving parents to our daughter." The couple, who met while working together on DAYS, wed on August 3, 2002, separated in 2007 and reconciled in 2008. They welcomed daughter, Isabella, in December 2009.

    DIGEST WEDDING SPECIAL ON SALE NOW!

    (Cover) Be sure to grab a copy of Best Soap Weddings, a new, full-size issue from the editors of Soap Opera Digest focusing on daytime's most memorable nups. This collector's edition is a must-have for any soap fan and includes interviews with fan-favorite soap brides, weddings through the decades, couples who married on screen and off, stars' real-life wedding photos, expert tips on how to look like a soap bride, unforgettable ceremonies, celebrity wedding guests, most disastrous weddings, memorable photos and so much more. Head to the newsstand today (March 21)!

    Showtime in the desert

    (khaleejtimes.com) (Photo) THE AMERICAN SOAP opera The Bold and the Beautiful is taking the show on the road again, this time all the way to the money-soaked shores of the Arabian Peninsula.

    Cast members including Katherine Kelly Lang and Don Diamont began filming scenes on Monday overlooking Dubai’s skyscraper-studded skyline. Among the sights they’re taking in are the city’s main man-made palm-shaped island and the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.

    The crew of the show, which celebrates its 27th anniversary on air next week, will continue filming down the coast in the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi.

    Some scenes there are being shot at the Emirates Palace hotel, an opulent beachfront complex that is arguably the city’s swankiest place to sleep. It’s a popular stopover spot for visiting royalty and heads of state as well as deep-pocketed tourists stopping by to pick up a pricey souvenir from its gold bar vending machine.

    “Daytime shows don’t typically get out on location, certainly not the way we have,” Diamont, who plays businessman Bill Spencer on the show, said during a break from filming. “I think for the fans it’s very entertaining to show these exotic locales.”

    ON THE ROAD

    The Bold and the Beautiful has filmed overseas before, including in Italy, Mexico and Australia. But executive producer and head writer Brad Bell says the UAE is the farthest the show has traveled from its Los Angeles base.

    Bell said he has long wanted to film in the Emirates because he is fascinated by the country’s rapid growth and attractions like the Palm Jumeirah island.

    They chose to go for it now because lead actress Lang wanted to take part in last weekend’s Abu Dhabi International Triathlon.

    “I said ‘we’re going to load up the station wagon, get all the guys together and we’re going to shoot there.’ Because it’s something I’ve always wanted to do,” Bell said.

    Cast members are shooting parts of nine episodes during just three days of filming in the Emirates, he said.

    In the show, Spencer takes Lang’s character, Brooke Logan, to the Emirates to get married. While the crew is reluctant to divulge too many details, things could go awry because her on-and-off-again lover Ridge Forrester, played by Thorsten Kaye, is also in town for filming.

    Lang’s character has been married so many times on the show that even she can’t remember.

    “I don’t count anymore,” she said.

    INTERNATIONAL APPEAL

    The Bold and the Beautiful has a wide international following, and says it is seen by millions of viewers in more than 100 countries.

    It has been popular for years across the Arab world, though competition has grown as viewers tune in to increasingly popular Turkish soap operas and round-the-clock news and movie channels.

    Episodes of the soap opera air three times a day on the Dubai One satellite network.

    “Many people here come up, say how much they love the show,” Lang said. “I didn’t know how popular it was here.”

    For the Emirates, the three-day shoot is an opportunity to help develop the local entertainment industry. Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the country’s two biggest cities, have each been working to entice filmmakers to the country.

    A large part of 2011’s Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol was shot in Dubai. Scenes for the forthcoming Fast & Furious 7 will be shot in Abu Dhabi in April.

    An Abu Dhabi government-backed media hub, twofour54, is acting as the local producer and is helping with logistics for The Bold and the Beautiful shoot, according to its head of sales, Jamal al-Awadhi. The Abu Dhabi Film Commission is offering a 30 per cent rebate on crew spending.

    Bell hopes the show’s Mideast foray changes viewers’ perceptions of the region.

    “I was just struck by how wonderfully open and welcoming everyone was. Just the beauty and extent of all there is to see here in Dubai, it’s something that the world needs to see,” he said.

    Episodes shot in the Emirates are expected to air in the U.S. in late May.

    Sean Kanan Out at General Hospital, In at The Bold and the Beautiful

    (tvguide.com) Another Q bites the dust! Suds vet Sean Kanan is wrapping up his role as A.J. Quartermaine on ABC's General Hospital — the character is currently in critical condition after being shot in the chest — and will head back to CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful to once again play badass Deacon Sharpe. The actor will continue working at GH through March 28, and be seen on the show for few weeks after that. He reports to B&B mid-April, with his return episode scheduled to air June 13. Kanan tells TV Guide Magazine his exit from GH was by mutual decision.

    "I was utterly thrilled to be brought back to GH for the 50th anniversary and really enjoyed working with [executive producer] Frank Valentini, but I was not over the moon about the writing," Kanan says. "Doing stories about panic attacks and relish was not what I thought I'd signed up for. I feel I brought everything I could to the character yet it was obvious they weren't going to give me a great love story, which I found very disappointing."

    Romantic relationships, he says, are "the bread and butter of daytime, and you can only survive on a show for so long without one. I could see the writing on the wall. I spoke with Frank and we mutually agreed that if I wasn't happy, and they could find a good way to write me out, that it was best to wrap it up."

    Kanan says he contacted B&B executive producer-head writer Bradley Bell to let him know of his upcoming availability and was quickly offered a contract to return as Deacon, the slimy, opportunistic daddy of Hope Logan (Kim Matula). The soap-hopping Deacon is also hugely popular with fans of B&B's sister soap, The Young and the Restless, where he married and boozed it up big time with Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott).

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

    'The Bold and the Beautiful' lands in the Emirates

    The American soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful" is taking the show on the road again, this time all the way to the money-soaked shores of the Arabian Peninsula.

    Cast members including Katherine Kelly Lang and Don Diamont began filming scenes Monday overlooking Dubai's skyscraper-studded skyline. Among the sights they're taking in are the city's main man-made palm-shaped island and the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.

    The cast and crew will continue filming down the coast in the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi later in the week.

    "The Bold and the Beautiful" has filmed overseas before, including in Italy, Mexico and Australia. But executive producer and head writer Brad Bell says the UAE is the farthest the show has traveled from its Los Angeles base.

    Ariel Winter -- Buys New Mercedes ... PAYS IN FULL

    (Photo) Unlike most 16-year-olds -- who scrape together money from their part time job to go halfsies with their parents on a used Ford Taurus -- "Modern Family" star Ariel Winter just picked up a brand new Mercedes ... and paid for it in full.

    Winter hit up her local Mercedes dealer recently and scored a fully loaded C350, blacked out with the AMG package. We're told Ariel and her sister went in with the idea of getting something nice, but also responsible and safe.

    Our sources tells us Winter's dad -- who only recently began siding with Ariel and her sister in their battle against Ariel's mom -- was there to help her sign the papers. Once the deal was closed, Ariel wired the full payment ... just north of $50,000. APR financing is for suckers!

    And get this ... the guy in the photo, who sold Ariel the car, is former soap star/current car salesman Matt Borlenghi. The funny part is ... Ariel's mom sued him for defamation in 2012.

    Probably not a coincidence.

    Watch Soap Life

    Soap Life, the documentary chronicling the rise and fall of the American soap opera is being released worldwide today on a host of platforms like iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Vudu. The feature features interviews from fans, directors, producers and actors like Rick Hearst (Ric, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Whip, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL), Bobbie Eakes (Krystal, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Macy, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL) and more! (See the full cast list here.)

    For a preview, you can watch the trailer here.

    Full Documentry: iTunes, Amazon Instant Video.

    JOANNA JOHNSON BACK TO B&B

    Though it looked like her schedule as Writer/Executive Producer of ABC Family's THE FOSTERS might prohibit a return, Joanna Johnson found time in her schedule to put in a two-day appearance as B&B's Karen. The actress will air on April 17 and 18. An original cast member who originated the roles of twins Caroline and Karen Spencer, Johnson recently tweeted, "I will always love Caroline, but loving Karen more since she came out and stood up against her brother!"

    Soap Stars Sing!

    You already know that many of your favorite stars have talents that go far beyond their acting abilities, and a half dozen of them are preparing to wow you with their vocal stylings with Soap Stars Sing!

    The event will showcase the talent of Anthony Geary (Luke, GENERAL HOSPITAL), Bobbie Eakes (Krystal, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Macy, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL), Ronn Moss (ex-Ridge, B&B), Eden Riegel (Bianca, AMC), Kristen Alderson (Kiki, GH) and Vincent Irizarry (David, AMC), with more talent to be announced as the show grows closer.

    Soap Stars Sing will be held on Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fred Kavli Theater in Thousand Oaks, CA. Tickets are currently available on-line at varying price points, including a VIP Package that includes a post-show meet-and-greet and photo op with the actors. For more information and to order tickets, visit the show's Web site by clicking here!

    Bradley Bell Interview

    Sex, Booze, Insanity: Hot Scoop From The Bold and the Beautiful Boss Bradley Bell. Read the TV Guide interview here.

    41st ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY PRENOMS REVEALED

    The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy nominations will officially be revealed on May 1, but NATAS and ATAS has released the talent who have received prenominations in the acting categories:

    Sharon Case (Sharon, Y&R), Jessica Collins (Avery, Y&R), Eileen Davidson (Kristen, DAYS), Finola Hughes (Anna, GH), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke, B&B), Kelly Monaco (Sam, GH), Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS), Heather Tom (Katie, B&B), Jess Walton (Jill, Y&R), Maura West (Ava, GH), Laura Wright (Carly GH) and Arianne Zucker (Nicole, DAYS) landed prenoms in the Lead Actress division.

    Up for Lead Actor are Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH), Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R), Doug Davidson (Paul, Y&R), Roger Howarth (Franco, GH), Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Y&R), John McCook (Eric, B&B), Jason Thompson (Patrick, GH), Billy Miller (Billy, Y&R), James Scott (EJ, DAYS) and Shawn Christian (Daniel, DAYS).

    The Supporting Actress prenoms went to Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren, Y&R), Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Y&R), Jane Elliot (Tracy, GH), Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GH), Amelia Heinle (Victoria, Y&R), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe, Y&R), Lisa LoCicero (Olivia, GH), Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GH), Kelly Sullivan (Connie, GH) and Cynthia Watros (Kelly, Y&R).

    Robert Adamson (Noah, Y&R), Bradford Anderson (Spinelli, GH), Blake Berris (Nick, DAYS), Sean Blakemore (Shawn, GH), Darin Brooks (Wyatt, B&B), Steve Burton (Dylan, Y&R), Scott Clifton (Liam, B&B), William deVry (Julian, GH), Wally Kurth (Justin, DAYS), Eric Martsolf (Brady, DAYS), Greg Rikaart (Kevin, Y&R), Greg Vaughan (Eric, DAYS) and Dominic Zamprogna (Dante, GH) made the Supporting Actor cut.

    In the Younger Actress category, prenoms went to Kirsten Alderson (Kiki, GH), Camila Banus (Gabi, DAYS), Linsey Godfrey (Caroline, B&B), Christel Khalil (Lily, Y&R), Hunter King (Summer, Y&R), Kate Mansi (Abigail, DAYS), Kim Matula (Hope, B&B), Kelley Missal (Dani, OLTL), Ashlyn Pearce (Aly, B&B) and Denyse Tontz (Miranda, AMC).

    Younger Actor prenoms went to Corbin Bleu (Jeffrey, OLTL), Bryan Craig (Morgan, GH), Chad Duell (Michael, GH), Max Ehrich (Fenmore, Y&R), Adam Gregory (Thomas, B&B), Chandler Massey (Will, DAYS), Casey Moss (JJ, DAYS), Eric Nelsen (AJ, AMC), Daniel Polo (Jamie, Y&R) and Freddie Smith (Sonny, DAYS).

    'Hogan's Heroes' star Clary marks 88th birthday

    Robert Clary of "Hogan's Heroes" fame said he will be celebrating his 88th birthday this weekend simply, at a dinner out with friends, and with gratitude for his long life.

    "Every day I wake up is a birthday," said Clary, who as a Jewish French teenager survived the Nazi Holocaust that claimed 12 family members, including his parents.

    He's resisted bitterness, he said: "You learn from the bad things and you learn from the good things."

    Clary has been off the screen for more than a decade, staying busy with his family, his hobby of painting and regular gym workouts.

    "The only thing I really miss tremendously, I lost my wife. But that is part of life, unfortunately," Clary said. He was married to Natalie Cantor, the daughter of singer-actor Eddie Cantor, for more than 30 years.

    TV viewers still recognize Clary as Cpl. Louis LeBeau from the 1965-71 sitcom improbably set in a World War II prisoner-of-war camp. He also sang in clubs, recorded pop songs and standards and performed in musical theater.

    A voting member of the motion picture academy, Clary said his top picks for Sunday's Oscars are Meryl Streep ("August: Osage County") and Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Wolf of Wall Street").

    "I don't care how many Oscars she (Streep) has won. If she's brilliant, she's brilliant. She deserves to win one more," said Clary, sounding very much like the feisty POW LeBeau.

    After "Hogan's Heroes," his TV work included the soap operas "The Young and the Restless," ''Days of Our Lives" and "The Bold and the Beautiful."

    Clary remained publicly silent about his wartime experience until the early 1980s when, he said, he was provoked to speak by those who denied or diminished the orchestrated effort by German leader Adolph Hitler's government to exterminate Jews.

    Since then, he's appeared in a documentary and written an autobiography, "From the Holocaust to Hogan's Heroes," to document his experience.

    Gina Rodriguez Lands Title Role In CW's 'Jane The Virgin'

    (deadline.com) Filly Brown star Gina Rodriguez (ex-Beverly, The Bold & The Beautiful) is set to topline the CW‘s drama pilot Jane The Virgin, in keeping with the project’s Latin roots. Based on the successful Venezuelan telenovela Juana la Virgen, Jane The Virgin, from CBS Studios, centers on Jane (Rodriguez), a hardworking religious girl who, due to a series of outrageous events, is accidentally artificially inseminated. Jennie Snyder Urman wrote the adaptation and is executive producing with Electus’ Ben Silverman as well as Gary Pearl and Jorge Granier. Brad Silberling, who directed the pilot for CW/CBS Studios drama Reign last season, has been tapped to direct. Last year, Rodriguez was cast in Fox drama pilot Wild Blue and had a talent holding deal with ABC the previous season. She is with APA, Intellectual Artists and Jackoway Tyerman.

    The Bold and the Beautiful Heads to the Middle East

    (tvguide.com) In a first for daytime drama, The Bold and the Beautiful is gearing up for a location shoot in the United Arab Emirates — specifically Abu Dhabi and Dubai — that will involve actors Thorsten Kaye (Ridge), Don Diamont (Bill) and Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke). The CBS soap will film there March 17-19 with the story arc hitting the air in late May or early June.

    "This is a great opportunity for us," executive producer Bradley Bell tells TV Guide Magazine. "B&B is really popular on the Dubai One network and that's opened up a lot of doors. We don't quite know what to expect but that's always the most fun part of this job — going off and trying things we've never done before. It's very exciting."

    Credit for the adventure goes to Lang who was invited to take part in a triathlon in Abu Dhabi "Kelly asked me for time off to take part in the event and I said, 'Well, how about we all come with you?" reveals Bell. "So we're going to back up the station wagon and all pile in!"

    Bell's plot has control-freak Ridge following Brooke and Bill to the United Arab Emirates. "We're going to take advantage of the great Ridge-Bill rivalry," says the exec. "Ridge still feels like he's Brooke's protector and he certainly doesn't want Bill to become stepfather to his son, R.J. So he's a man on a mission!"

    B&B has yet another cool location shoot coming up, though it's much closer to home. "We're doing a story involving Liam [Scott Clifton] and Hope [Kim Matula] down at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter, an organization that's accomplishing incredible things with animal rescue and adoption," says Bell. Longtime animal advocate Bob Barker, former host of CBS's The Price is Right, and Brandon McMillan, host of the CBS Saturday morning show Lucky Dog, will appear in the story, along with several real-life employees of the shelter. Look for it to air April 30-May2.

    "We want to put the spotlight on animal welfare in much the same way we focused on the plight of L.A.'s homeless for the story with Stephanie Forrester [Susan Flannery]," says Bell, who admits he's not being totally altruistic here. "Sure, we want to talk about an important issue but we'll also use this story to differentiate the two men in Hope's life," says Bell. "On one hand she has Wyatt [Darin Brooks], who wants to put her in a trailer and take her up the coast where they'll drink and make love. Then there's Liam who is socially conscious and saving animals. Two very different men." So who comes out on top? Hints Bell with a laugh: "It's always a turn-on to see a handsome guy petting a puppy."

    Soap star Katherine Lang to run in Abu Dhabi International Triathlon

    (thenational.ae) Two high-profile stars from the long-running American soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful will be among the notable names dropping in on the capital next month to help promote and compete in the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon.

    Katherine Lang, 52, has played Brooke Logan on the show since it premiered in 1987 (Season 8 is being carried daily in the UAE on Dubai One). Don Diamont, 51, is best-known for his role as the gardener-made-good on The Young and The Restless, Bold and Beautiful’s sister show. He now plays Bill Spencer Jr on Bold, which is the most-watched soap opera in the US. The fifth edition of the triathlon, which is hosted by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, is on March 15 at the Abu Dhabi Corniche.

    Lindsay Price Cast In 'Lifesaver'

    Lindsay Price (ex-An Li, All My Children/ex-Michael, Bold & The Beautiful/ex-Mary, Days Of Our Lives) is set to co-star opposite Christian Borle and Jonathan Ryland in NBC’s multi-camera comedy pilot Lifesaver, from writer Wil Calhoun, Uni TV and TBD Entertainment. The odd couple comedy centers on the uptight, controlling and a bit neurotic Dr. Graham Permenter (Borle) and loose cannon Leon (Ryland), who become inextricably linked after Leon saves Graham’s life by giving him a kidney. Price plays Jennifer, Graham’s girlfriend and a doctor at the hospital with him and doesn’t mind Leon in the way that Graham does.

    BOB BARKER GUESTS ON B&B

    THE PRICE IS RIGHT legend and animal activist Bob Barker will guest star on BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL on Wednesday, April 30 and Thursday, May 1. Barker will take part in a storyline that involves Hope (Kim Matula) and Liam (Scott Clifton) and deals with animal rescue. Barker will be taping next week on the B&B soundstage, as well as at an animal shelter in Los Angeles.

    Spend The Afternoon With GH's deVry!

    Spend some quality time with one of GENERAL HOSPITAL's hottest villains at two upcoming fan events being held by William deVry (Julian, GH/ex-Storm, B&B/ex-Michael, AMC)! The first of the two intimate VIP events will be held on Saturday, March 22, from 12:00 to 3:00 at Sarah's Cafe and Bar in Toronto, Ontario. There will only be 30 tickets sold at $140, so you will be assured of plenty of quality time with the actor!

    The second event will be held on Friday, August 1, from 1:00 to 4:00 at California Canteen in Los Angeles, CA. Only 25 tickets will be available at $135. Both events will include champagne and hors d'oeuvres as well as an autographed picture, photo ops and personal time with deVry.

    Click here for tickets to the Toronto event!

    Click here for tickets to the Los Angeles event!

    Look Who's Showing Up for The Young and the Restless Fashion Show

    Make it work! CBS's The Young and the Restless is gearing up for a big spring fashion show — airing April 11-16 — that will boast a guest appearance by Jill Larson (All My Children's Opal), and a crossover by The Bold and the Beautiful's Jacob Young (Rick) and Linsey Godfrey (Caroline).

    A Y&R rep tells TV Guide Magazine that Lily (Christel Khalil) will offer up the Genoa City Athletic Club for the unveiling of a new fashion line by Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) called Chelsea Lawson for Jabot. The event, highlighted by catfights and other crazy hijinks, will feature fan fave Larson in the role of the harried stage manager, who will face quite a challenge when she must keep Chelsea, Lily, Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) and Hilary (Mishael Morgan) in line behind the scenes.

    Fashion mogul Rick and his wife, Caroline, will fly in from L.A. to attend the high-profile show, giving CBS an opportunity for a fun twist: Caroline will have a couple of run-ins with Noah Newman, played by Godfrey's real-life beau, Robert Adamson! The two stars are currently expecting a child together.

    That's not the only bit of Big Eye synergy in the works. Y&R fans will soon learn that Hilary has always wanted to appear on the CBS game show The Price is Right and it seems she'll finally get her wish. Look for her and Neil (Kristoff St. John) to "Come on Down!" during the soap's March 26 episode.

    Stars Team Up For Good Cause

    It's been a full decade since Kelly Kruger played Mac's teen angst on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS. Now, there will be real grown-up drama ahead when she appears in the Monday, February 24, episode of ABC's CASTLE titled "Room 147." In it, a mystery unfolds when more than one person confesses to the murder of a struggling young actor. "I'm playing the girlfriend of the victim," Kruger reveals. "I'm interviewed by both Castle and Beckett, and it was very emotional."

    Kruger says that the show's stars — who happen to be fellow Canadians — were key to making the long shooting day easier. "They were the most humble and most welcoming people I think I've ever worked with," she enthuses. "I was also really sick that day, which would have been challenging somewhere else, but they looked after me and made sure that I was okay. They were really sweet."

    The actress — together with boyfriend Darin Brooks (Wyatt, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL) — is also partnered with an organization called Aid Still Required (www.aidstillrequired.org) on another exciting project. "When a natural disaster hits, it's a big deal and people are quick to donate and help," she explains. "But years later, when the disaster has left the headlines, people are still living in the worst conditions and not getting much help."

    In an effort to assist those still affected by the tragic 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Kruger and Brooks are trying to raise $15,000 to purchase a seed oil press. With it, the Haitian farms could produce a bio-diesel fuel from their newly-planted jatropha trees and thereby contribute to a self-sustaining economy.

    "We wondered: If we don't do something, who will?" she says. As an incentive to donate, Kruger and Brooks are offering everything from wristbands and tote bags to B&B set visits and even autographed scripts. "Visit www.healhaitinow.org to donate and learn more," she says of the campaign that's running through Sunday, March 16. "If everyone would donate just $10, we would reach our goal."

    B&B Star Turns Storyteller

    Dan McVicar (ex-Clarke, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL) is taking on a new role — comic book creator. The actor has teamed with Italian screenwriter Roberto Pretti and artist Gianluca Gugliotta (DC Comics' Mister Terrific) to bring to life The Last Cavalier, a graphic novel that tells the story of Michael Cross, an adventurer who returns to Italy to help locate the missing Shroud Of Turin!

    "I'm very excited about this project, and I see it having life in many forms," McVicar tells Soaps In Depth. "It's a combination of fantasy, history, spiritualism, and action. Michael Cross is a mature hero, happily married to a loving wife, Anna, who gets caught up in the story as well." Perhaps influenced by the triangles he was involved in as Clarke, McVicar says that Michael's got one going on, too, with the character of Marta De Paolis. "As writers, we know a lot about her, but readers won't — for a while."

    The Last Cavalier is seeking funding through Kickstarter. Interested folks can bid at this link. Backers can receive everything from having their name mentioned on the comic's Web site to having themselves or a friend drawn into the story!

    FRANK TALK WITH Y&R AND B&B STARS

    Tonight (Feb 18) and tomorrow evening on THE INSIDER, entertainment reporter Kevin Frazier will conduct a roundtable discussion about diversity in daytime with seven NAACP nominees from Y&R and B&B. Tonight's guests will be Y&R's Kristoff St. John (Neil), Redaric Williams (Tyler) and B&B's Aaron Spears (Justin) and Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter). Tomorrow night, Y&R's Christel Khalil (Lily), Angell Conwell (Leslie) and B&B's Karla Mosely (Maya) will appear.

    Heather Tom in "Vanities"

    Heather Tom will be performing in the hit off-Broadway play “Vanities” Wednesday, March 26th – Sunday, March 30th at the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Her co-stars are actresses Nicholle Tom and Sonia Satra. Tickets are available at 954-462-0222 or online at www.ParkerPlayhouse.com.

    B&B CASTING NEW ROLE

    Is Aly getting a love interest? B&B is seeking someone to play the contract role of "Gary", who is described as a Caucasian, 19-to-21 year old, who is "Clever, intelligent, funny, hunky, a bit of a bad boy. Knows how to use his charm to get what he wants. At least 5'10". STRONG CREDITS ONLY."

    Talk Show Appearance

    THE TALK" ON THE CBS
    Monday, Feb. 17
    Daytime Emmy-winning actors Heather Tom (“The Bold and the Beautiful”) and brother David Tom (“The Young and the Restless”)

    TVGN Will Air Same-Day Episodes of The Bold and the Beautiful

    Beginning next week, TVGN will air episodes of The Bold and the Beautiful the same day they air on CBS, the network announced Thursday.

    The encore shows will air weeknights at 6:30 p.m. ET, immediately before TVGN's encore airings of The Young and the Restless. The first episode will air Monday, Feb. 17.

    Will you watch The Bold and the Beautiful on TVGN?

    Don Diamont Gets Kinky on The Bold and the Beautiful

    (tvguide.com) Oh, Dollar Bill! CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful has moved into the romance-fiction market with two digital novels — published by Momentum — that focus on Don Diamont's lady-lovin' megamogul character, Bill Spencer. Forbidden Affair has Bill getting sexy with young Steffy Forrester in the rubble of a Los Angeles earthquake, while Collision Course finds him with a bad case of PTSD after surviving the crash of his private plane. Needing psychiatric help, Bill ends up falling for his therapist, Taylor Hayes.

    "Hey, this stuff happens!" Diamont tells TV Guide Magazine with a laugh. "Life-threatening situations draw people closer, don't they? Disasters lead to romance!" Diamont could be headed toward a disaster of a different kind with an on-air plotline — kicking off Feb. 21 — that riffs on the erotic, S&M-packed bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey. Yep, our Bill is about to get kinky with, of all people, psycho-villain Quinn Fuller (Rena Sofer)!

    "We're not cable but we certainly take it as far as we can — and I don't think there's ever been anything like it in daytime," Diamont says, noting that the sex-with-whips action drew lots of attention at the CBS studio. "Suddenly, our crew seemed to double. I was, like, 'Who are all these people?'"

    Bill's trip to Freaky Town comes after he goes on a booze bender over the collapse of his romance with Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang). "He's not getting anywhere in his attempt to win her back and he's a man with needs," says Diamont. "Quinn suddenly shows up at his house. Bill's feeling sexually vulnerable. The party's on! He's gotta get laid and he makes no bones about it."

    This is no one-night stand — in fact there are more sado-sexcapades coming for the duo — but don't expect this to blossom into a real relationship. "Bill and Quinn share a past and they share a son, but he wants nothing from her except instant gratification," Diamont says. "He knows she's an obsessive whackjob and this is nothing to him but a booty call — but it could open up a Pandora's box of trouble!"

    Forbidden Affair: The Bold and the Beautiful: Kindle Edition.

    Collision Course: The Bold and the Beautiful: Kindle Edition.

    CBS DAYTIME CELEBRATES VALENTINE'S DAY

    (Video) CBS Daytime celebrates Valentine's Day with special themed episodes of THE TALK, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, LET’S MAKE A DEAL, THE PRICE IS RIGHT and THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Monday, Feb. 10 – Friday, Feb. 14 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, using #Heart2Heart (full schedule below).

    THE TALK will feature special Valentine’s Day giveaways and cooking segments on Monday, Feb. 10 (2:00-3:00 PM, ET; 1:00-2:00 PM, PT/CT), when lifestyle expert Chi-Lan Lieu unveils the hottest Valentine's Day gift ideas, and Tuesday, Feb. 11, when chef Gesine Bullock-Prado prepares unique Valentine’s Day treats, including conversation heart cheesecakes, heart-shaped fudgy brownies and pie pops. On Thursday, Feb. 13, the Jacksons (Marlon, Tito, Jackie and Jermaine) will perform a live medley of four of their classic hits song, including “The Love You Save” and “Want You Back.” On Friday, Feb. 14, actor and comedian Kevin Hart and actress Regina Hall stop by to talk about their new movie, “About Last Night,” a modern reimagining of the classic romantic comedy.

    On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, the #1 daytime drama for 25 years, Valentine's Day is filled with romance and intrigue when the celebration kicks off on Thursday, Feb. 13. (12:30-1:30 PM, ET; 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, PT). Love is in the air as Cane Ashby (Daniel Goddard) and Lily Ashby (Christel Khalil) invite friends and family to an exciting gala at the newly renovated Genoa City Athletic Club to honor Delia Abbott. Billy Abbott (David Tom) wants to focus on his future with his wife Victoria (Amelia Heinle), but a secret indiscretion with his friend Kelly (Cynthia Watros) comes back to haunt him. Meanwhile, a game-changing twist will forever change the lives of Sharon Newman (Sharon Case) and Nicholas Newman (Joshua Morrow).

    LET’S MAKE A DEAL, hosted by Wayne Brady, celebrates Valentine’s Day on Friday, Feb. 14 (check local listings) with prizes for singles and couples, including an all-expense paid trip to Paris and a $15,000 cash prize. During this special romantic episode, single traders will be brought together for a “prize connection” in the hopes of falling in love with a deal. However, even on Valentine’s Day, surprises are still in store for the Traders as they pick between cars, a ski getaway, a trip to New Orleans, or the dreaded Zonks - including Zonk Candy, Zonk Gorilla Cupid, a Zonk Corn Dog and a Zonk Broken Heart. Plus, one lucky Trader will have a shot at the “Big Deal of the Day,” valued at more than $28,000.

    Daytime Emmy Award-winning game show THE PRICE IS RIGHT, daytime's #1-rated series and the longest-running game show in television history, is throwing a wedding shower Friday, Feb. 14 (11:00 – 12:00 Noon, ET; 10:00 – 11:00 AM, PT). An audience filled with engaged couples will have the opportunity to play as pairs and win special prizes, including his and hers wedding bands, a collection of wedding china, a romantic trip to Florence, and a honeymoon in Fiji. Plus, one lucky couple will have the opportunity to win the destination wedding of their dreams in Cancun.

    On THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, it’s a Valentine’s Day full of romance, love and heartbreak on Friday, Feb. 14 (1:30 – 2:30 PM, ET; 12:30 – 1:00 PM, PT). Having just overcome many obstacles to be together, Wyatt Fuller (Darin Brooks) and Hope Logan (Kim Matula) spend their first Valentine’s Day as a couple with the traditional flowers, candy and jewelry. However, Hope’s ex-fiance, Liam Spencer (Scott Clifton), refuses to give up on her. Will his presence put a damper on Hope and Wyatt’s romantic day? Meanwhile, news of Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Ridge Forrester’s (Thorsten Kaye) upcoming trip down the aisle is met with mixed emotions. “Dollar” Bill Spencer (Don Diamont) makes a romantic attempt to woo Brooke back while her sister, Katie (Heather Tom), is secretly yearning for Ridge’s heart and fighting the urge to follow her own.

    Following is the schedule for live Twitter “Love Chats,” including respective Twitter handles (all chats will use #Heart2Heart):

    Monday, Feb. 10:
    3:45 PM, ET/12:45 PM, PT: THE TALK HOSTS
    Julie Chen (@JulieChen), Sara Gilbert (@THEsaragilbert), Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne), Aisha Tyler (@aishatyler) and Sheryl Underwood (@sherylunderwood)

    Tuesday, Feb. 11:
    10:00 AM, ET/9:00 AM, CT/7:00 AM, PT: LET'S MAKE A DEAL models
    Tiffany Coyne (@TiffanyCoyne) and Danielle Demski (@Danielle_Demski)

    Wednesday, Feb. 12:
    1:30 PM, ET/10:30 AM, PT: THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
    Jacob Young (@Jacob_W_Young) and Linsey Godfrey (@linseygodfrey)

    Friday, Feb. 14:
    11:00 AM, ET/8:00 AM, PT: PRICE IS RIGHT MODEL RACHEL REYNOLDS
    Rachel Reynolds (@Rachel1Reynolds)
    12:30 PM, ET/ 9:30 AM, PT: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
    Sharon Case (@sharonlcase), Daniel Goddard (DanielGoddard), Christel Khalil (@ChristelAdnana), and Joshua Morrow (@JoshuaMorrowYR)

    CBS Daytime has been #1 in the daypart for 27 consecutive years, featuring a balance of dramas, game shows and talk. The Network’s daytime lineup includes television’s #1 daytime program and longest-running game show THE PRICE IS RIGHT, the #1 daytime drama THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, as well as THE TALK, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL and LET’S MAKE A DEAL.

    CBS Daytime Has its Largest Weekly Audience in More Than 8 Years

    CBS Daytime soared to its largest weekly audience in over eight years as the Network's entire lineup hit rating milestones, according to Nielsen ratings for the week ending Feb. 2.

    For the week, CBS Daytime averaged 4.79 million viewers, it largest weekly viewership since the week ending Dec. 30, 2005. Among women 25-54, CBS Daytime averaged 1.6/09, its largest average since the week ending Feb. 21, 2010.

    Among the Network's daytime programs, both THE TALK and LET'S MAKE A DEAL delivered series highs in viewers while matching their series-best women demographics. For the week, THE TALK averaged 3.19 million viewers, its largest weekly audience ever and matched its best women 25-54 ratings (1.2/07). Both LET'S MAKE A DEAL 1 (3.71m) and LET'S MAKE A DEAL 2 (4.22m) delivered their largest weekly audience to-date.

    THE PRICE IS RIGHT 1 posted its largest weekly audience (6.08m) since the week ending Dec. 31, 2004, while THE PRICE IS RIGHT 2 had its largest audience (7.12m) since the week ending Jan. 1, 2005.

    The Network's daytime dramas also delivered milestone weeks, with THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL soaring to its largest audience (4.17m) since the week ending April 13, 2007 and THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS scoring its best weekly audience (5.73m) since the week ending Feb. 29, 2008 and its best women 25-54 ratings (2.3/12) since Feb. 4, 2011.

    Scott Clifton Meet and Greet

    Scott Clifton (Liam Spencer, B&B/ex-Schuyler, OLTL/ex-Dillon, GH) will be meeting fans and signing autographs at “Diva’s Day Out” at the Grand Sierra Resort & Casino Silver State Pavilion in Reno, Nevada on Saturday, February 8. The event is from 10-5 and Scott will be signing from 1 – 4. Visit http://www.alice965.com/DivasDayOut.aspx to learn more information.

    Jacob Young Meet and Greets

    Meet Jacob Young (Rick Forrester, B&B/ex-J.R., AMC/ex-Lucky, GH) on Saturday and Sunday February 22 and 23 in Tampa Bay, FL. Jacob will be joining other daytime stars at “Love in the Air,” a VIP Luncheon, Meet and Greet and Breakfast hosted bySoap This. “Love in the Air” will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, located at 401 2nd Street, Indian Rocks Beach, Florida 33785. Prices start at $50 and up. For reservations and more information call Patti at (727) 210-5143 or email soapthis@outlook.com.

    Meet Jacob Young (Rick Forrester/ex-J.R., AMC/ex-Lucky, GH) at “Lucky Days” in Las Vegas, March 14 – 16 at the Downtown Grand Hotel. Friday 7 – 9 pm VIP reception, Saturday Noon – 4 lunch, autograph session and auction items. For questions, prices and more information email the organizers at ericmartsolffans@aol.com.

    How the Daytime Soap Came Back From the Dead

    How the Daytime Soap Came Back From the Dead. Read the article here.

    CBS'S DAYTIME SHOWS ALL POST WEEK-TO-WEEK GROWTH

    All of CBS's Daytime shows posted week growth in viewers and key demographics, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Jan. 26.

    THE TALK delivered its second-largest weekly audience ever, averaging 2.98 million viewers while THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS was daytime's number one program in women 25-54 (2.2/12) and women 18-49 (1.5/09).

    For the week, CBS was first in viewers (4.48m), up +18% over the same week last year, women 25-54 (1.5/08), up +7% and women 18-49 (1.1/06, tie) up +10%

    Viewers W25-54 W18-49


    THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
    This week 5.38m 2.2/12 1.5/09
    Last week 4.98m 2.0/12 1.4/09
    +8% +10% +7%


    THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
    This week 3.94m 1.6/08 1.1/06
    Last week 3.69m 1.5/09 1.1/06
    +7% +7% nc

    Schae Harrison Returns to The Bold and the Beautiful

    (tvguide.com) Death ain't what it used to be. The fantastic Schae Harrison will join the growing list of daytime ghosts when she heads back to The Bold and the Beautiful as Darla Einstein Forrester. The popular character was killed off in a hit-and-run accident back in 2006. A rep for the CBS soap tells TV Guide Magazine that Harrison will be seen in at least three episodes — airing March 18, March 25 and April 7 — when Darla appears to her daughter Aly (Ashlyn Pearce) in spectral form.

    As fans recall, a very drunk Taylor — played by Hunter Tylo — got behind the wheel one foggy night and hit Darla, never going public with it and never paying for the crime. Tylo will also return to B&B for an episode airing Feb. 28, in which Taylor and Eric (John McCook) flash back to the night of the accident. Will justice finally be done? Or is this a set-up for yet another shocking story? Our lips are zipped — but it's a doozy!

    HUNTER TYLO BACK ON B&B!

    Hours after Hunter Tylo's camp denied the rumors of her return on her official Facebook page, a B&B spokesperson has confirmed to Daytime Confidential that Hunter Tylo is indeed making a B&B comeback as Taylor. "I am happy to confirm that Hunter Tylo will return to B&B in the role of 'Dr. Taylor Hayes Forrester' on February 28," the rep told the website. Taylor was last seen on July 3, 2013.

    MATHISON, WAGNER TO STAR IN HALLMARK MOVIE

    Cameron Mathison (ex-Ryan, AMC) and Jack Wagner (ex-Frisco, GH/ex-Nick, B&B) will star in MY GAL SUNDAY, airing Saturday, January 25 at 9 p.m. on the Hallmark Movie Channel. Based on the book of short stories, My Gal Sunday by Mary Higgins Clark, the romantic thriller follows newly married Henry (Mathison) and Sandra "Sunday" (Rachel Blanchard) who must save Henry's mom Miriam (Janet-Laine Green) and dad Danny (Wagner) after being kidnapped. Tweeted Wagner, "1 more day til MY GAL SUNDAY! @JackWagnerhpk @rblanchard @CameronMathison Jan 25 8/9c @hallmarkmovie"

    RICK HEARST BACK TO GH!

    Fan favorite Rick Hearst (ex-Whip, B&B; ex-Matt, Y&R; ex-Alan-Michael, GL; ex-Scotty, Days) is back filming at GH as Ric Lansing. Sonny's brother was last seen in Port Charles in June, 2009, when his alter ego left for Los Angeles and uttered the prophetic words, "Don't worry about me. I'll be back." Look for him to first air on February 24.

    Daytime Emmys Update: It's Going to Be a Real Race!

    For a while there it looked like the Daytime Emmy soap categories would be split among just four shows — The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives and General Hospital. But a ruling from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has allowed the Prospect Park internet reboots of All My Children and One Life to Live to compete in all the soap categories — and those web kids are serious about taking home some gold!

    "Our entry deadline was last Friday, Jan. 17, and we've had a lot of great submissions from AMC and OLTL — in fact, we've set an extreme record for the number of entries this year," NATAS senior executive director David Michaels tells TV Guide Magazine. "From the look of Prospect Park's submissions, I think they'll give the four network soaps a real run for their money when it comes to production values and the quality of the writing, directing and acting."

    Michaels also notes that "several stars who chose not to submit themselves in recent years have decided to get back into the game — so the more the merrier! Between that, and the enthusiasm from AMC and OLTL, this has the makings of a real horserace. There's a lot of buzz and a real seriousness about the awards this year, especially coming from the younger actors. They've been calling, asking questions, they really want to be involved. And that's sure to make for a much more exciting ceremony."

    No word yet on when or where the 41st annual Daytime Emmys will air — talks are ongoing — but look for the acting prenom lists, with ten names per category, to be released March 3. Nominations are announced May 1.

    'Bold & Beautiful' Star Gets Brush Off From Judge

    (tmz.com) "Bold and the Beautiful" star Victor Alfieri (ex-Franco, Days/ex-Gianni, PS/ex-Giovanni, B&B/ex-Ciro, AMC) is safe from future attack ... because the man he accused of assaulting him with a hair brush has been ordered to stay out of his hair ... TMZ has learned.

    We broke the story ... Alfieri had a close shave last month ... claiming his neighbor, Christopher Veech, hit him in the face with a hairbrush. The soap star claims Veech has been hair-rassing him for more than a year.

    Alfieri says he can't escape the guy ... because they live in the same building.

    The judge just ordered Veech to stay 100 yards clear of Alfieri... except when they're in their building at the same time.

    CBS Renews Daytime Lineup For Next Season

    CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler made the announcement at the top of the network’s TCA executive session, touting the network’s daytime success. The early renewal includes talk show The Talk, soaps The Young & The Restless and The Bold & The Beautiful and game shows Price Is Right and Let’s Make a Deal.

    Who Will Air The Daytime Emmys?

    Cable outlet HLN has broadcast the Daytime Emmy Awards for the past two years, but there won't be a third. "It's fairly definite," Albie Hecht, the network's vice president and general manager, tells Soaps In Depth. "I just want to put a pause on everything and figure out what we're doing before we make any commitments. Shows like [the Daytime Emmys] need commitments in advance to plan and I don't think we can make that commitment."

    Hecht, who joined HLN a little over three months ago, says that the decision has been made early so that the National Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) can make other plans. "It's only fair to let them look around and let them do what they need to do," the HNL chief adds.

    This doesn't mean that the Daytime Emmys won't be on television, however. "Having the show on HLN was a wonderful experience for us," says David Michaels, senior executive director of the Daytime Emmy Awards. "We are currently exploring other avenues so that the Daytime Emmys will have a broadcast home."

    For her part, THE TALK's Aisha Tyler would love to see the ceremony return to one of the big three networks. "I think it would be great," she says. "CBS is the number one daytime network. It'd be great to have the Daytime Emmys on the number one daytime network. I think that would make perfect sense!"

    Former B&B Star Becomes U.S. Citizen!

    Jennifer Finnigan (ex-Bridget, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL), a native of Montreal, Canada, is set to become a United States citizen today. "I decided it was finally time," the actress tells Soaps In Depth exclusively. "It would have happened sooner due to the length of time that I've been living here and [also] because I'm married to an American [actor Jonathan Silverman], but I've not really had the time. I know that sounds strange, but I'm never really in town.

    "I've been putting off doing jury duty for too long," the actress adds with a laugh.

    Ironically, Finnigan won't be sticking around the U.S. for very long following the ceremony, as she'll soon be leaving for Tel Aviv to begin filming her new series, TYRANT. The serialized drama, from the co-creators of HOMELAND, stars Adam Rayner as the young son of a dictator who ends a self-imposed exile to return to his native country for his nephew's wedding. Finnigan plays Molly, his wife and the mother of their two children. The series is set to air on FX this summer.

    Victor Alfieri -- I Was Attacked With a Hairbrush!

    (tmz.com) It's pretty ironic ... "Bold and the Beautiful" star Victor Alfieri (ex-Franco, Days/ex-Gianni, PS/ex-Giovanni, B&B/ex-Ciro, AMC) -- famous for his flowing locks -- claims he was attacked with a hairbrush ... and now he wants protection from the perp.

    Alfieri has just got a restraining order against 47-year-old Christopher Veech, who lives with Alfieri's neighbor. According to docs, Veech beat him in the face last month with a hairbrush ... and has relentlessly harassed him for more than a year and threatened to put him in the hospital.

    According to Alfieri, Veech was arrested for battery but released a day later ... and the harassment never stopped.

    Alfieri doesn't explain why there's such animosity, but he does say the right side of his face still hurts like a bitch and his right eye now twitches.

    Here's the problem. The judge granted the restraining order, but can't order Veech to stay far away because he lives in Alfieri's building. So the order is that Veech must stay 3 YARDS away.

    As they say ... every inch counts.

    NAACP Image Awards Noms Announced

    The NAACP’s 45th annual Image Awards are set for February 22 and will air live on the East Coast On TVOne and tape-delayed in the West from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

    Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series
    • Aaron D. Spears – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
    • Kristoff St. John – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
    • Lawrence Saint Victor – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
    • Redaric Williams – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
    • Tequan Richmond – “General Hospital” (ABC)

    Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series
    • Angell Conwell – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
    • Christel Khalil – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
    • Karla Mosley – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
    • Kristolyn Lloyd – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
    • Tatyana Ali – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)

    Soap Stars Move To BEACON HILL

    A slew of familiar faces are starring in the new Web series BEACON HILL, including Sarah Brown (ex-Claudia, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Agnes, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL) Alicia Minshew (Kendall, ALL MY CHILDREN), and Crystal Chappell (Dani, B&B; Olivia, GUIDING LIGHT) The serial, filmed on location in Boston, was co-created by Jessica Hill and her wife Linda, who is the chief executive officer of Bella Books, a publisher of lesbian fiction.

    "BEACON HILL is a political drama set in Boston," Jessica tells Soaps In Depth. "Alicia and Sarah are our two leads, and they play the daughters of two political families in Boston. One's Republican and the other is Democrat. Alicia's character, Sara, and Sarah's character, Katherine, were together [romantically] and they broke up. Our story starts six years later when Sara's grandfather, played by Ron Raines [Carl, OLTL; Alan, GL], has a stroke. Sara, who's living in New York, comes back to Boston and you see dynamics between her family and Katherine start to develop."

    The rest of the cast — which reads like a Who's Who of daytime — includes Scott Bryce (Craig, ATWT), Ricky Paull Goldin (Jesse, B&B; Gus, GL), Louise Sorel (ex-Vivian, DAYS), Tina Sloan (Lillian, GL), John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex, OLTL), Jessica Morris (Jen, OLTL), and Melissa Archer (Natalie, OLTL). Also in the cast is newcomer Rebecca Mozo.

    BEACON HILL is produced by Bella Productions, the sister company of Bella Books, in association with Chappell's production company, Open Book Productions. Goldin and Emmy-winning actress Hillary B. Smith (Nora, OLTL; Margo, ATWT) serve as producers on the show.

    Chappell, who has helmed Web series VENICE and THE GROVE, plays Claire, Sara's mother. How did that work, since there's less than a decade between the two actresses? "I age myself," Chappell confides. "I went without makeup and I wear my hair severely — it's in a twist and high up on top. It's a fun character to play. Claire's husband is gone. My feeling is he couldn't tolerate her family.

    "BEACON HILL is a very different show," Chappell adds. "It's a political drama with intrigue and romance revolving around two political families. Jessica and Linda are terrific people and writers. I love working with them!"

    BEACON HILL begins streaming on Wednesday, March 5. For more info, check out www.beaconhilltheseries.com

    Crystal Chappell Interview

    Crystal Chappell Dishes Her Newest Web Series, Beacon Hill. Read the TV Guide interview here.

    B&B Star Shows Off Baby Bump

    B&B's Linsey Godfrey (Caroline) shared a photo of her growing belly on the beach with her Instagram followers saying, "Baby bump on the beach @rgaiphone@ohmygodfrey". Godfrey's boyfriend, Robert Adamson (Noah, Y&R), announced on Facebook on December 3 that they were expecting. Click here to see the photo.

    B&B’s Lloyd Taking A Break

    Kristolyn Lloyd (Dayzee, B&B) will be taking a break from the soap to head back East for a theater venture. “She’s going to do theater in Boston and New York,” reports a show spokesperson. “She is still recurring.” The actress broke the news on her Twitter page earlier this week, adding today on her way out of town, “Goodbye Los Angeles! I'll miss your warm summer days in the Winter and your beautiful city lights! Let's not be strangers...” For more on Lloyd’s future plans, check out an upcoming issue of Digest.

    How Will DEVANITY End?

    The bed-hopping, back-stabbing, lie-telling DeVanity family returns for their final season this February, and we've got a first look at what to expect from the dysfunctional dynasty featured on the popular Web soap.

    "Season 4 will give fans all the answers they're dying for," says creator and star Michael Caruso. It will also feature the introduction of a new character with a very familiar face as Andrea Evans (ex-Tawny, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Tina, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) joins the cast as Vivian Price.

    "She was a dream to work with," says Caruso, whose alter ego, Jason, is Vivian's son. "She was gracious and excited and the kind of actress that any producer would dream to work with! We were all blown away by her talent!"

    Caruso admits that he himself was a little star-struck by the soap vet. "We were clearly dealing with a star, but she acted like the girl next door! We all fell in love with her instantly!"

    To check out the trailer for Season 4 (or catch any of the previous episodes), head to DeVanity.com... but be warned, this ain't your grandma's soap. (Translation: The DeVanity's sometimes use bad words!)

    B&B's Gregory: "I'm Not Gone."

    When B&B’s new opening credits debuted yesterday, Adam Gregory (Thomas) was noticeably absent. With an on-screen mention the week before that his character was working out of the Paris office, B&B fans were concerned that Gregory had flown the coop. Not so, assures a B&B spokesperson. “Adam is recurring,” states the rep, “And, he has more scenes to tape later this week.” The actor even addressed the issue on Twitter stating, “Retracted my last tweet cause I’m not gone, I’m actually back soon! I’m just not a regular and my career is taking a different direction ... Thank you to all my #BB fans for sticking by me through this whole time! You guys are all awesome! I do miss my #BB family.” In his time away from B&B, Gregory starred in the World War II drama, Saints and Soldiers: The Void, expected to be released later this year.

    BOLD & BEAUTIFUL Books!

    (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."

    Y&R, B&B Stars Expecting A Baby!

    Congratulations are in order for real-life loves Robert Adamson (Noah, Y&R) and Linsey Godfrey (Caroline, B&B), who are expecting their first child together. The actor posted a sonogram on his Facebook page yesterday, noting, "Guess What?! How do I tag a future family member? Should I make it a page? — with Linsey Michelle." And then another that said, "It got a little Bigger!!! In 10 minutes... Jk.. 11 1/2 weeks today. — with Linsey Michelle." To see the photos, go to: https://www.facebook.com/robert.g.adamson.9

    Gaskill Goes Deep!

    Brian Gaskill stole our hearts playing emotional characters like GUIDING LIGHT's Dylan, AS THE WORLD TURNS' BJ, and THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Ozzy, PORT CHARLES' angel Rafe and ALL MY CHILDREN's Bobby. Since then, he's been pouring his own emotions into a considerable body of poetry, which he's been recording to share with the world. "When I compiled this new group of poems together, I found that they were much more cohesive and thematic than what was on my last album (Make It Real)," he says. "With this new one, every single piece really did become -- either on purpose or inadvertently -- a reflection of the title, Giving Up Time Travel For The Rain."

    In the just-released collection of spoken word recordings, Gaskill shares his thoughts on the everyman quest for personal peace and life acceptance. "It's about living in the moment and not focusing on that pain in the past or your expectations of the future," the poet offers. "It's about just being present -- even if it's raining -- because as we all know, the rain cleanses things and helps them grow."

    The artist has also been sharing his insightful thoughts and moving poems about this topic and more via a blog, http://givinguptimetravel.blogspot.com. "There's this 31-day journey that I started in conjunction with this album coming out," he explains. "It's about working to find something new each day that brings me closer to a place of believing -- in the magical, fairytale sense -- in life's possibilities."

    Jacqueline M. Wood Dishes on Party On's Sunset Kiss: "I Live in the Moment"

    When you're traveling the globe and visiting the most exotic and exclusive locations out there, you're probably going to have some fun, right?

    Former The Bold and the Beautiful star and the current host of E!'s new series Party On, Jacqueline M. Wood spoke to E! News and dished on her adventures, including a romantic kiss...

    "There was a kiss in Croatia. I'm there, I'm on a yacht, there's the sunset," she revealed. "Hey, I live in the moment, which I did."

    Jacqueline traveled nonstop and spent 48 hours in each exotic location, checking out the incredible beaches, tasting the delectable cocktails and cuisine, and trying out the often extreme activities that make each destination one of a kind. She explored Greece, Croatia, St. Tropez, and Istanbul, just to name a few.

    "It was very spontaneous. When I packed, I packed very light. Bikinis, comfortable shoes, my camera and my phone," the host explained. "I'm a spontaneous girl, I'm always up for a good challenge and a good activity."

    Everyone has a favorite vacation spot and we wanted to know which of the destinations was her favorite from the entire trip.

    "I would have to say my favorite was Mykonos. It's a beautiful island in Greece and I fell in love with it. I love how they have great restaurants with incredible food right on the beach that turned into a night club. Activities 10 feet away from you, right by the crystal clear water. Every place I went to in Mykonos was great."

    Booking our tickets now!

    Jacqueline did a whole lot of traveling but she didn't do it alone! Along the way she met up with The Hills star Stephanie Pratt, rapper Tinie Tempah and many other friends around the globe.

    From the sneak peeks, it looks like things get pretty crazy, and we wanted to know if through it all, if she regretted anything.

    "I don't regret anything. There's obviously going to be funny and embarrassing moments, but that's part of life. It's very candid," she dished. "Life's short, party on. You'll see me living in the moment. I came back with a smile on my face and amazing stories."

    Tune-in to the series premiere of Party On tonight (December 5) at 10/9c on E!

    "THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL" ON TVGN

    TVGN (TV Guide Network) will become the exclusive cable home to television’s most-watched daytime drama series in the world, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (B&B), starting on Monday, Dec. 2.

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

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

    “I am looking forward to a successful partnership with TVGN,” said Bradley Bell, Executive Producer and Head Writer of THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. “Our fans have asked us for an opportunity to watch a second run. I’m delighted that we will now be able to fulfill that desire with such an esteemed cable network.”

    Soap Producer Colleen Bradley Bell Named Ambassador To Hungary

    One of President Obama’s top Hollywood bundlers has just been picked to be one of America’s representatives in Europe. The Bold And The Beautiful producer Colleen Bradley Bell was named the new Ambassador to Hungary, the White House said today. “I am grateful these accomplished individuals have agreed to join this Administration, and I’m confident they will serve ably in these important roles. I look forward to working with them in the coming months and years,” the President said in a statement announcing the appointment and several others Wednesday. Bradley Bell’s nomination for the diplomatic post will now go to the Senate for confirmation and approval. Among their supportive moves for Obama, the likely Ambassador-to-be and her husband — B&B EP and co-creator Bradley Bell — hosted a $35,800-a-ticket fundraiser at their Beverly Hills home in early 2012 with Will Ferrell and his wife.

    B&B's Steffy Is Back!

    Well, for a few episodes, at least! Look for Jacqueline MacInnes Wood - who opted for recurring status with the show to pursue other opportunities - to hit town on December 12.

    Former Soap Actress Accused of Sabotaging Movie Deal for 'Bold & the Beautiful's' Hunter Tylo

    (thewrap.com) Holly Gagnier has been sued over allegations claiming she tried to kill movie deal between her former ballet teacher and Tylo.

    “One Life to Live” and “Days of our Lives” actress Holly Gagnier has been slapped with a lawsuit that reads like the script of a soap opera — particularly since it also involves “The Bold and the Beautiful” soap queen Hunter Tylo.

    Gagnier is being sued by 80-year-old Patricia McCoy, who claims to have been the actress’ ballet teacher for 15 years, from the time Gagnier was six years old.

    In her complaint, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court last week, McCoy claims that Gagnier tried to sabotage a potential movie deal between McCoy and Tylo, based on McCoy’s 1999 book “The American Dream Has Put Our Souls to Sleep.” The book, according to the complaint, chronicles McCoy’s professional relationship with Lorene Yarnell of Shields and Yarnell, who McCoy claims to have helped make the transition from mime to a ballerina.

    McCoy claims that she struck up a deal with Tylo for a script based on the book, with Tylo starring in the potential movie. However, according to the suit, in September Gagner called Tylo’s manager and trash-talked McCoy in an effort to spoil the agreement.

    According to the suit, Gagnier told Tylo’s manager that McCoy has a history of “luring celebrities into contracts and setting them up with the intention of suing them for breach of contract,” and that McCoy was mentally and verbally abusive to Gagnier.

    Gagnier also allegedly told Tylo’s manager that McCoy’s training creates a “cult” atmosphere that’s damaged many of her students.

    Oh, and that McCoy “is promiscuous with men as well as a lesbian.” Which really just seems catty.

    Is this where the guy who supposedly died in a car crash 10 years ago suddenly walks in and announces that he’s really only been in a coma all this time?

    McCoy claims that she confronted Gagnier about the call, and that Gagnier denied making the allegations. Nonetheless, McCoy claims, Gagnier’s actions were were “intentionally, heartlessly, and despicably calculated to destroy the personal and contractual relationship between Ms. Tylo and Plaintiff by causing Ms. Tylo to distrust Plaintiff and causing Plaintiff to distrust Ms. Tylo.” As a result, McCoy says, she has suffered “a loss of her reputation, shame, mortification, and hurt feelings all to her general damage in a sum to be proven at trial.”

    Gagnier’s manager has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

    Claiming defamation/slander, intentional interference with written contract and other dastardly deeds, McCoy is seeking unspecified damages.

    Thorsten Kaye Cast as the New Ridge on The Bold and the Beautiful

    (tvguide.com) Soap news doesn't get much bigger — or cooler — than this! All My Children great Thorsten Kaye (Zach) has been cast as the new Ridge Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful and will hit the CBS soap Dec. 13. Details about the character's return are few at this time but it would seem that Ridge (previously played by Ronn Moss) will be returning from more than a year away in Paris to quite a surprise — his sexpot soulmate Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) is now engaged to badass Bill Spencer (Don Diamont). Kaye got quite a surprise of his own when he entered into conversations with B&B executive producer Bradley Bell a few days ago and agreed to do an unnamed role on the soap, only to later find out that the character he'll be playing is Ridge. The actor gave TV Guide Magazine the exclusive scoop.

    TV Guide Magazine: This is wild! How did the deal fall into place?

    Kaye: When this came up with B&B I was very excited and didn't even care what the part was. I didn't know what kind of character Mr. Bell wanted me to do but he sounded so confident that he and I could work well together and do something interesting that I just bought into it. He's a great salesman! Then not more than 20 minutes before I got on the phone with you, I found out that I'm the new Ridge, who was a cornerstone of the show. [Laughs] So that's a whole other can of worms, isn't it? They needed someone to step up and I guess I'm the guy. I met Ronn a couple of times and he's a stunning man. And I got a face for radio! So I guess the viewers are in for a hell of a surprise! Maybe during his time away Ridge turned into an ugly European guy. [Laughs] You can't even say that he went and had plastic surgery — unless he went to Serbia for the procedure and now he wants his money back!

    TV Guide Magazine: So I guess we can assume that you are no longer legally bound to Prospect Park?

    Kaye: I don't have a contract there anymore. It's sad, you know? And I hope it all works out for them. But when you have a solid opportunity on a show that's so highly regarded, you just gotta take it. [Laughs] This may come as a surprise to you, but I wasn't sitting around with 10 other offers on the table.

    TV Guide Magazine: Wasn't All My Children supposed to start production again very soon — like next week? Is it dead?

    Kaye: That's an interview we'll need to do in a few weeks when we see what happens. There are a lot of talented and caring people over there and I wish them all luck. And I certainly hope that my leaving will not affect the show in some bad way. There is just so much uncertainty in this business, especially in what we've been trying to do with AMC. I do believe it's going to work out for them, but I gotta be doing something. It's so different out there for an aging actor than it is for the 20-year-olds. When you're young you can take your chances, you can live on somebody's couch and survive on Doritos, but there comes a point where you have to say, "What's best for my family?"

    TV Guide Magazine: Will your partner [former One Life to Live star] Susan Haskell and the kids remain in New York?

    Kaye: Yeah, I just have to bite the bullet and fly back and forth to L.A. for B&B and then if it works out — if I don't get tarred and feathered in the first few weeks — we'll decide from there.

    TV Guide Magazine: So no qualms or concerns about this?

    Kaye: Look, I'm an actor, so of course I get insecure, especially now that I know who I'm replacing. Ronn is an icon and people really loved him in the role but he's not there anymore, so I'll do what I can. People get replaced on soaps all the time. It was his choice to move on. He'd had enough. It was time. So I don't feel I'm taking food away from anybody. I can't be Ronn, and whoever will next play Zach on AMC won't be me, either. I won't bring the same tools to the role as Ronn did, but I do have a couple of my own. I just hope the audience will let me play with this for a bit and try to get my footing. Hopefully, I can help the show in some way. [Laughs] And, if I can't, then Ridge will go get lost on a desert island somewhere!

    B&B Casting New Role

    B&B is looking for someone with strong credits to play the recurring role of Tom, a leading man who is 40-50 years old and is described as a mischievous ladies' man and a bit of a troublemaker. "Any ethnicity. Accents ok," reads the call.

    B&B Casting News

    B&B has released a casting notice for Karen Spencer as a recurring/possible contract role. The part is currently played by Joanna Johnson, who also serves as executive producer on the ABC Family hit THE FOSTERS.

    In other casting news, B&B is lowering the age on the casting notice for Thorne's daughter Alexandra from 19-21 down to 17-19, making her more of a teen. Naturally, we'll keep you up to date with any information as the roles are cast, so stay tuned!

    Jennifer Finnigan To Star In FX Pilot 'Tyrant'

    (deadline.com) Jennifer Finnigan is set as the female lead in the high-profile FX drama pilot Tyrant, from Homeland executive producers Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff and Six Feet Under alum Craig Wright. It tells the story of an unassuming American family — Barry (Adam Rayner); his strong, smart and idealistic wife Molly (Finnigan); and their kids Emma (Anne Winters) and Sammy (Noah Silver) — drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle East nation. David Yates is directing the pilot, which begins filming next week in Morocco. Gordon, Raff and Wright executive produce in association with Keshet Broadcasting. The Fox 21-produced project has a big commitment at FX and is expected to go to series. Finnigan, repped by ICM Partners and manager John Carrabino, recently starred on the TNT drama Monday Mornings.

    Soap Star's Strange Investment

    Bankrupt By Beanies is a short documentary film made by Chris Robinson Jr. for his Documentary Production class at The University Of Arizona about his father's unusual scheme. Chris Robinson (ex-Rick, GH/ex-Jack, B&B) had the idea to invest in Beanie Babies as a potential way to put his kids through college. Unfortunately, he spent around $100,000 on the little stuffed animals, but never sold any to recoup his investment. You can watch the entire eight minute documentary below as the actor explains exactly what happened and the rest of the family weighs in with their own perspectives. (Video)

    'The Bold and the Beautiful' soap opera star opens car dealership in Roy

    (yelmonline.com) Before he moved to California, got an agent and landed award-winning roles on a variety of popular soap operas, Jacob Young grew up in the small town of Roy.

    After years away, Young returned to his hometown with childhood friend Justin Cruz to start J Star Motorsports car dealership in Roy, which officially opened last week.

    Young said his family has deep roots in Washington, including four generations that have lived in Roy.

    Growing up in Roy, Young attended McKenna Elementary School with Cruz. The friends participated in choir together, and Young gained an appreciation for acting while participating in school plays and musicals. It led to him pursuing acting opportunities after moving to California as a teenager.

    It didn’t take long for Young to gain representation through an agency and start auditioning for roles, he said.

    “I was one of those lucky numbers,” he said. “Maybe it was timing, maybe it was the right look. It just happened to all fall in place for me.”

    In 1997, after three months of auditioning, he landed the part of Rick Forrester on “The Bold and the Beautiful.” At just 17 years old, he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for the role. He left the show in 1999.

    In 2002, he took on the role of Lucky Spencer on “General Hospital,” for which he won a Daytime Emmy.

    He left General Hospital in 2003 and appeared in the 2004 film “The Girl Next Door,” before moving to New York and joining the cast of “All My Children” as JR Chandler, a role he played for almost nine years before the show was cancelled (it was later resurrected online and on the Oprah Winfrey Network).

    In 2011, Young came full circle, reprising his role on “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

    Despite his success as a soap opera star, Young said a piece of his heart always belonged to Roy.

    “The further you go away from home, the more you wish to be (there),” he said. “Every time I came back home I missed it that much more. Sometimes in life you take for granted things that you have, the simplicity of life that’s around you.

    “Something’s to be said about the day-to-day of a small town in a community, and how it thrives and works together. It’s like a puzzle that fits together sort of neatly. And I miss that.”

    Young and Cruz first started kicking around the idea of opening a car dealership together about two years ago. Young has always been passionate about cars, and Cruz has been selling cars at a profit since high school, so a car dealership seemed like the perfect opportunity.

    Roy seemed like the right place to turn the idea into a reality, and also afforded Young a remedy for his homesickness.

    Young is the business owner, and Cruz is his partner and day-to-day operations manager of the business.

    Young said they didn’t want to start out too ambitious.

    “We started small,” he said. “We’re a small business that is looking to broaden and become a company that hometown people can trust, hometown consumers can trust and rely on us.”

    Young said as the company grows, he’d like to have more opportunities to communicate directly with customers, whether they’re directly from the Roy area, or as far away as Tacoma or Parkland.

    “With today’s technology — Facebook and Twitter and all that — we have ways of being able to reach out to the customers and I think it’s important,” he said. “I think it’s important to get feedback and communicate.”

    The duo plans to double its current inventory of about 13 vehicles within the next two months. They plan to have 20-30 vehicles on hand at any given time, while providing great pricing, friendly service, and fair prices on trade-ins, Cruz said.

    Young said they’re interested in organizing a community meet-and-greet barbecue sometime in the future to properly introduce themselves to the community over hamburgers and hot dogs.

    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 www.ronnmoss.com. 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 Amazon.com.

    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


    Facts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    30. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    52. 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.

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

    54. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    61. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    79. 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.

    80. 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.

    81. 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 .

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

    83. 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.

    84. 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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