Condolences go out to family and friends of Anthony Addabbo. The actor, who played twin brothers Rush and Jonny Carrera on B&B in 1997-98, passed away on October 18 at the age of 56. Addabbo was also known for playing Jason on Generations, Jim on Guiding Light, and Dimitri on All My Children.
Anthony's good friend Winsor Harmon (Thorne) posted on Facebook,
"Today we lost a damn good man, a father and great actor. Here’s to you TA. We shared many glasses of Vino Rosso together brother. I’ll never forget how excited you were to land B&B."Addabbo is survived by his 17 year old son Brandon. (Nov 07 2016)
Yes, B&B fans, that was veteran game show host Wink Martindale playing Reverend Brown, the officiant at Brooke and Bill's wedding during the last week in October. The host of shows like Tic Tac Dough and Gambit, among others, was the latest in a string of recent B&B guest wedding officiants.
Following in the footsteps of Chaz Bono, whose Reverend Rydale performed the wedding of Wyatt and Steffy (and tried to rip off Liam), and Perez Hilton as Reverend Murphy at Eric and Quinn's wedding, Martindale had the pleasure of being at the altar when Bill and Brooke tied the knot. Of course, since Bill called off the ceremony, there's a chance we might see Reverend Brown again at a future Brill wedding. Then again, if Ridge continues his pursuit of his 'Logan', maybe we'll see another guest Reverend joining the list of ministers at B&B weddings. Stay tuned, B&B fans! (Nov 07 2016)
Big Brother 18 just concluded on CBS - and following the trend set in many previous seasons, several of the BB houseguests will be coming to B&B for an appearance.
Soap Opera Digest reports that Paul Abrahamian and Victor Arroyo, who competed this past season on Big Brother, have taped for B&B. On Snapchat on the morning of September 23, Abrahamian was on the way to set with Arroyo, and Abrahamian posted a photo of the script which showed he'll be sharing scenes with Don Diamont (Bill) and Darin Brooks (Wyatt).
It's no surprise that a couple of this year's more prominent houseguests - Abrahamian was the runner-up while Arroyo was voted fan favorite - are taking a turn on B&B. What will these two be up to with the Spencers? Stay tuned for an air-date, and tune in to find out! (Sep 26 2016)
Following the recent revelation that gossip blogger Perez Hilton would be appearing on B&B, everyone wondered who Hilton would play on the soap. His announcement about his B&B role was recorded with Hilton in Bill Spencer's office. However, TV Guide's Michael Logan broke the news on the TV Insider web site that Hilton will be playing someone connected with Eric and Quinn, instead!
Following in the footsteps of Chaz Bono, whose Reverend Rydale officiated at Steffy and Wyatt's wedding (and later tried to rob Liam), Hilton will play Reverend Murphy, the officiant at Eric and Quinn's wedding, on B&B.
Hilton said of his turn on B&B: Everyone at B&B was such a pro and so welcoming. I was shocked — well, not shocked because you always hear how hard daytime soap actors work — but I was so impressed by how much dialogue they do in a day. We did a 12-page wedding scene in only one take. No mess-ups. Trust me, I showed up over-prepared. I knew my lines perfectly. I came early. I did not want to be one of those people who holds up production.
Click on the link above to read more of Hilton's comments about his B&B guest spot, which airs on September 23 and 26. (Sep 26 2016)
With control of Forrester in play over Eric's relationship with Quinn, Ridge, Brooke, Rick, Steffy and Thomas have all taken a stand against the partiarch and current CEO of the company. So is it any wonder that some of Stephanie's other children might make an appearance before long?
Soap Opera Digest reports that Winsor Harmon and Lesli Kay will return to B&B this month as Thorne and Felicia. It's been a while since the duo appeared last, but the current climate at Forrester and the mansion makes this the perfect time for a return visit from Ridge's siblings.
Harmon, who was last seen in July 2015, returns on September 21, while Kay, last seen in August 2014, returns on September 22. There's been no word on how long Harmon will be around, but Kay said on her Facebook page that she'll appear in three episodes. (Sep 05 2016)
B&B has had many guest stars over the years. Familiar names from television and film have appeared, sometimes as themselves, sometimes as characters in the world of the Forresters and company. The latest name to join the list of guests is celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton!
Hilton posted a video on his Twitter account revealing that he’s going to be appearing on B&B in the near future. Standing in Bill Spencer's office, the blogger said, “B&B is my favorite soap opera and it’s aired internationally, so I’m so happy that people all over the world are going to get to watch me in this. Stay tuned for more info!”
There's no word yet on who Hilton will play or when he'll air, but he apparently would be glad to come back to B&B again in the future. “Any time you want me, I’m back! I had a blast! Thank you!” he tweeted as a follow-up.
Stay tuned for more news about Hilton's appearance on B&B as it becomes available. (Sep 05 2016)
In June, Karla Mosley (Maya) sang the National Anthem at Dodgers Stadium with some of her castmates and friends in attendance. CBS Soaps in Depth reports that the soap licensed the footage from that performance, and now they are incorporating it into an upcoming episode.
On Monday, September 12, Los Angeles Dodger Enrique "Kikй" Hernandez appears in scenes with Mosley, Jacob Young (Rick), Reign Edwards (Nicole) and Rome Flynn (Zende). In that same episode, Maya sings the National Anthem at the ballpark, and her rendition uses the licensed footage.
Tweets at the time indicated that Karla hit one out of the ballpark with her powerful rendition of the Anthem, and now viewers will get to see it for themselves. Tune in!!! (Sep 05 2016)
After a long absence, Ridge and Brooke's son, Ridge Forrester, Jr., aka RJ, returns to the Bold & Beautiful canvas.
B&B has cast teenager Anthony Turpel in the role of RJ. The young actor’s previous credits include parts on LIFE IN PIECES, FUTURE SHOCK, HENRY DANGER and COMEDY BANG! BANG!
With his parents becoming closer over their romantic woes and Eric's situation with Quinn, how will RJ factor in? Tune in when Turpel first airs on Wednesday, September 14 to find out. (Aug 29 2016)
BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL is looking for a name actress with heavy credits to play the recurring role of Isabel.
The casting call describes Isabel as “a leading lady who is Hispanic, 45-50 years old.” and is “sexy and irreverent.” The notice adds that Spanish-speaking amd comedic training are pluses.
Stay tuned for more information if and when the role is cast. (Aug 29 2016)
Since Ivy decided to return to Australia at the end of 2015, the Aussie Forrester has only made a couple of appearances on screen. Fans of the character wondered if, or when she was coming back to B&B.
B&B's Twitter account, BoldInsider, made it official this weekend that Ashleigh Brewer will be back as the Forrester from Down Under in August.
“Big news for Ivy fans... Everyone's favorite Forrester from Down Under returns in late August. Tune in! #BoldandBeautiful @AshleighBrewer1”
What's Ivy been up to? How will she fit in with the Forresters and Spencers this time around? The answers will unfold once Ivy's back on screen on Wednesday, August 31. (Updated: Aug 15 2016)
As if playing Katie Logan Spencer on B&B and directing the occasional episode weren't enough to keep Heather Tom busy, the actress has been involved in two outside projects as well.
Heather shared some photos on her Instagram from a short film she is directing called Serenity. Having directed multiple episodes of B&B this year, Heather decided to try her hand at film directing as well. She posted a photo of her with her two leads, Vince Nappo and Blake Clendenin, on Instagram and captioned the pic:
“Here are my two amazing leads for #serenity -the film I just shot- words cannot do justice to the experience- one of the most grueling and best of my life. ”
Heather also has an acting project in the works. Soap Opera Digest reports that the actress will be appearing in a Lifetime film called “MOMMY, I DIDN'T DO IT” with DAYS OF OUR LIVES actresses Jen Lilley (Theresa, DAYS) and Paige Searcy (Jade, DAYS). There's no word yet who Heather will play in the story of a district attorney (played by Lilley) who is prosecuting Searcy's character.
Stay tuned for updates on Heather's work outside of B&B. (Aug 07 2016)
Viewers who tuned in to The Bold and the Beautiful on July 28 got to see one of B&B's trademark montages of scenes from past episodes. As Liam walked the beach in Monte Carlo, he reflected on his and his brother's relationships with Steffy. Behind the montage, an original song written by some of B&B's producers played - but what was different this time is that the song was sung by Liam's portrayer, Scott Clifton.
Soap Opera Digest spoke to one of the song's writers, B&B Supervising Producer Casey Kasprzyk, about how “The Song That Never Played” came to be. The producer and Emmy winning songwriter explained that while filming the scenes for the montage, he was inspired by Clifton's performance and the location setting to jot down some lyrics. Once he shared the lyrics with his fellow songwriters, B&B VP Anthony Ferrari and Executive Producer/Head Writer Brad Bell, the rest of the song took shape, and it was Bell who decided that Clifton should sing the song.
If you haven't seen the episode, you can view the montage here, on B&B's YouTube Channel. (Jul 29 2016)
When The Bold and the Beautiful airs episodes that were filmed in part at June's Monte Carlo TV Festival, look for some guest stars from prime-time to appear.
TV Insider reports that as the trip begins, Quinn will share a plane ride to Monaco with a couple, Matt and Kieran. Quinn's fellow travelers will be played by Jim O’Heir (from Parks and Recreation) and Monica Horan (a vet of Everybody Loves Raymond).
Later in the trip, budding social activist Liam will mix it up with actor-environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. (a six-time Emmy nominee for St. Elsewhere) and his actress wife, Rachelle Carson (Falcon Crest). Begley and Carson will play themselves as they meet Liam at the Spencer Summit in Monte Carlo.
The Monte Carlo episodes air July 25 through August 8. (Jul 17 2016)
Heather Tom, B&B's Katie Logan, is quite the busy lady of late.
In addition to playing Katie on the daytime drama, Tom has also taken a few turns in the director's chair. After doing four episodes that aired in January, March, May and June, Heather got back into the booth to direct another episode of B&B last week. Tom posted on Twitter on June 22:
“I'm directing today! Wish me luck!!! @BandB_CBS @boldinsider”.
Heather also posted a photo on Instagram with the caption:
“#rolling and #action !!!! #director @boldandbeautifulcbs @boldinsider”.
In other news, Heather has launched her own web site, heathertom.com, so check it out.
And if that doesn't satisfy the appetites of Heather's fans, they can view this video of Zoe Hewitt interviewing Heather for afterbuzzTV, and they can tune in to the CBS series THE TALK on June 29 to see Heather co-hosting with the ladies. (Jun 28 2016)
B&B Alum and Wife Welcome Child #2!
Congratulations go out to Adam Gregory (ex-Thomas) and his wife Sheridan on the birth of their second child.
Adam announced on Instagram that Sheridan delivered a son, Hendrix Gregory, on June 16. “9 lbs, 8 oz...20 3/4 inches!! Born at 11:32pm on 6-16-16!!!”, the proud papa announced in the photo's caption.
Four days later, Adam presented a photo of him, Sheridan and the baby on Twitter with the caption, “I'm so very thankful for everyone's outpouring love and support these past few days”.
Hendrix joins his big brother, Kannon, 3, in the Gregory clan. Best wishes to the entire family! (Jun 23, 2016)
B&B Wins 11th Consecutive International TV Audience Award at the 56th Monte Carlo TV Festival
On June 17, 2016, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL received the International TV Audience Award in the “Telenovela/Soap Opera” category at the Monte Carlo Television Festival, validating that it’s still the world’s most watched series in its genre. This is the 11th consecutive year that B&B has received this award, also known as the “Golden Nymph”.
B&B Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley P. Bell and cast members Darin Brooks (Wyatt), Scott Clifton (Liam), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), John McCook (Eric), Rena Sofer (Quinn) and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) accepted the award on stage at the Closing Awards Ceremony at the Grimaldi Forum.
The 11th Annual TV Audience Awards category rewarded the programs that gathered the highest number of viewers worldwide in 2015 across five continents. The nominees were pre-selected among the 15 best-performing foreign fiction programs in 62 countries. The win signifies that THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL delivered higher ratings worldwide in 2015 than any other telenovela or daily drama series. Created by Mйdiamйtrie, Eurodata TV Worldwide distributes programming and audience information based on its partnership with the national institutes operating people meter systems throughout the world.
Thanks to the ratings data provided by Mйdiamйtrie that led to past wins at the Golden Nymph Awards, Guinness World Records® has acknowledged that THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL is the world’s Most Popular Daytime Soap Currently on TV.
The Monte Carlo Television Festival (www.tvfestival.com) is hosted under the Honorary Presidency of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and includes press events, a jury competition and awards, premiere screenings, glamorous receptions and parties hosted by the major networks and studios. More than 200 journalists and many creative forces in the industry from around the world will be present. (Jun 20, 2016)
B&B Vies for 11th Consecutive International TV Audience Award at the 56th Monte Carlo TV Festival
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL has received its 11th nomination for the Monte Carlo Television Festival’s International TV Audience Awards in the “Telenovela/Soap Opera” category, the festival and Mediamйtrie/Eurodata Worldwide have announced. Winning this award for the last 10 years, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL remains the most watched series in the world, in its genre.
Series Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley P. Bell, along with cast members Darin Brooks (Wyatt), Scott Clifton (Liam), John McCook (Eric), Rena Sofer (Quinn) and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy), will attend the festival in the Principality of Monaco, as guests of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, from June 12-16.
On Monday, June 13, the actors are set to meet fans at a free public screening of the 7000th episode at 1:00 p.m., followed by an autograph signing from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo. The Festival’s OMG Card Holders will benefit from preferred seating at the screening, will be first in line at the autograph session, and will receive a special gift.
On Thursday, June 16 at 9:30 a.m., Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley P. Bell will appear on the ConTech Academy panel entitled “The Writers Room” with other series creators. Stewart Clarke, Editor of Television Business International magazine, will moderate the panel.
The series will also film exterior scenes from seven episodes and a behind-the-scenes documentary special during the festival.
The 11th Annual TV Audience Awards category will reward the programs that gathered the highest number of viewers worldwide in 2015 across five continents. The nominees were pre-selected among the 15 best performing foreign fiction programs in 62 countries. The winners will be revealed at the 56th Golden Nymph Awards Ceremony on Thursday, June 16, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.
Thanks to the ratings data provided by Mйdiamйtrie that led to past wins at the Golden Nymph Awards, Guinness World Records® has acknowledged that THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL is the world’s Most Popular Daytime Soap Currently on TV.
The Monte Carlo Television Festival (www.tvfestival.com) is hosted under the Honorary Presidency of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and includes press events, a jury competition and awards, premiere screenings, glamorous receptions and parties hosted by the major networks and studios. More than 200 journalists and many creative forces in the industry from around the world will be present. (Jun 13, 2016)
Bold and the Beautiful is about to get a guest star who knows how to talk it out - and will do some talking with Dollar Bill Spencer.
Sheryl Underwood, one of the co-hosts of THE TALK, will appear on B&B on June 12 & 13. Entertainment Weekly reports that Underwood, a long-time fan of the daytime drama, will play Emmy, someone from Bill’s past who he seeks out to help determine if his son Wyatt’s marriage to Steffy is valid. “The information Emmy has could forever alter the lives of the Spencer family,” the magazine's web site states.
Underwood has previously guested on B&B's sister show, The Young & the Restless, and she's appeared in a two-episode arc on The Odd Couple and played herself on Supergirl.
How does Bill know Emmy? And will the information she holds turn the Spencers' lives upside down? Tune in to find out! (Jun 07, 2016)
Updated June 07, 2016:
As reported previously, Karla Mosley (Maya) was invited to sing the National Anthem at the June 6 Los Angeles Dodgers game. Right before the Dodgers took on the Colorado Rockies. Karla wowed the crowd with her rendition of The Star Spangled Banner.
The actress tweeted: “Such a great time @Dodgers Stadium tonight. Grateful to sing on #DDay.”
As she said she would, CBS Daytime Head Angelica McDaniel organized a CBS Daytime Field Trip to the game to support Karla. In attendance with McDaniel were Karla's B&B co-stars Reign Edwards (Nicole), Pierson Fode (Thomas) and Darin Brooks (Wyatt), B&B supervising producer Casey Kasprzyk, and Karla's friend Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Y&R), along with McDaniel's comedian husband Brian. McDaniel shared this photo of the crew on Twitter.
Also there (but not in the photo) was The Talk's Sheryl Underwood, who will be appearing on B&B next week.
Karla's pals shared some videos of the event. Melissa posted this one on her Instagram with the caption: “Yeahhhh @karlamose singing the National Anthem at the Dodger game!!!???? Your CBS family loves you #YR #boldandbeautiful @cbsdaytime”
Meanwhile, Darin posted this video on his Instagram, with his finger specifically pointing out where his co-star stood while singing.
Karla sounds great in the videos. Congratulations to her on getting the chance to perform at the ball game! (Jun 07, 2016)
Original Report: June 6, 2016:
Add Karla Mosley (Maya) to the list of B&B stars who are singing their hearts out at the ol' ball game!
Karla will sing the National Anthem at Dodgers Stadium on Monday, June 6, when the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Colorado Rockies.
Karla's on-screen sister, Reign Edwards (Nicole) sang the National Anthem at Dodgers Stadium on April 14, with CBS Daytime head Angelica McDaniel and some other CBS Daytime performers in attendance. Karla will get similar support, as McDaniel tweeted:
“We're taking a @CBSDaytime field trip to @Dodgers stadium Monday to cheer on @karlamosley! @boldinsider #GoTeam”
Since Karla has sang on B&B many times, we know she has a lovely voice, so we're sure she'll do the team proud on Monday. Hit a home run, Karla! (Jun 06, 2016)
Some awesome news broke this week about a Bold & Beautiful favorite: Ashley Jones is a mom!
PeopleBabies shared exclusively on May 31 that B&B's Bridget and husband Joel Henricks welcomed a son, Hayden Joel Henricks, at 7:06 pm on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Hayden weighed 7 lbs., 9 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Hayden has a big brother, Huck, 4, Joel's son from a previous relationship.
PeopleBabies had previously reported in March that Ashley and Joel, who got married early this year were expecting their first child in May.
Ashley told People:
“Holding our first child the minute he arrived was the most mesmerizing, perfect moment. Everyone says it, but they say it for a reason: my heart bursts with joy and love. I feel this deep need to protect.”
Ashley also shared the first photo of her new son on Instagram with the caption:
“Welcome to the world, Hayden Joel Henricks! Our hearts overflow with love for you.”
Congratulations to Ashley and Joel! We know you will be terrific parents! (Jun 03, 2016)
B&B Casting News:
Soap Opera Digest reports that B&B is currently trying to cast two roles.
The first role, reported on the magazine's website, is the contract role of Kat. Kat is "an ingйnue 5'5" or above, a stunning 20-year-old brunette who is described as 'creative, resilient and stylish'."
The other role, reported in SOD's June 6 issue, is a recurring part that calls for a 16 year old boy.
What brings a new young female to B&B? Is she intended to be involved with one - or more? - of the bold or beautiful young men on the show? Or is there another reason for a new young lady on the canvas? And who might this recurring young man be? Someone we've seen before? Someone new? Stay tuned, B&B fans. (May 27, 2016)
It looks like the Reverend Rydale has some more business on The Bold and the Beautiful!
Chaz Bono, who played Wyatt's minister friend who married Wyatt and Steffy in March and April of this year, returned to the B&B set earlier this month. Bono shared a photo on his Instagram on May 9 that showed him in the center surrounded by Scott Clifton (Liam, far left), Don Diamont (Bill, left), Dan Martin (Lt. Baker, right) and Darin Brooks (Wyatt, far right). The photo was captioned:
After a long day of shooting with guys. #theboldandthebeautiful
The Spencer men, a minister and a cop? Is this one of those "A minister, a police detective and some publishers walked in a room" jokes? An impromptu photo taken with who was on the set at the time? Or a clue to what brings Reverend Rydale back to our show? We don't know yet, but it will become clear soon enough. (May 27, 2016)
The World of B&B congratulates Scott Clifton (Liam) and wife Nikki on the birth of their first child.
New father Scott shared on Instagram the following message and a photo:
Introducing Ford Robert Clifton.
Born Friday, May 6, 2016, at 7:02 in the evening. 7lbs., 3oz.
Quiet, curious, and beautiful like his mother.
Congratulations to Scott and Nikki on the newest member of their family! (May 09, 2016)
After ceremonies held over the last few days, the 43rd Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards have been handed out. The main awards ceremony took place on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, CA (although the event was not televised on TV this year), and The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards were held at the Bonaventure on Friday, April 29, 2016.
Congratulations to The Bold and the Beautiful for their wins in the following categories:
- Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team
- Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series: Obba Babatundй as Julius Avant
- Outstanding Original Song — Drama: Lost In Time
- Outstanding Live and Direct-To-Tape Sound Mixing for A Drama Series
For more information about the Daytime Emmys, visit the web site of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at http://emmyonline.com/daytime. (May 03, 2016)
CBS, the No. 1 rated network in daytime for 29 years, has renewed its entire Daytime schedule for the 2016-2017 season. And as a bonus for fans of The Bold & the Beautiful, B&B received a two-year pickup, meaning it will continue to air on CBS until at least late 2018.
The network announced on April 27 that they were renewing Let's Make A Deal and The Talk for the 2016-2017 season which will begin in September, 2016. The Bold and the Beautiful, as noted, received a two-year pickup through the 2017-2018 season, while The Price Is Right and The Young and the Restless had previously received multi-year pickups through the 2017 season.
Angelica McDaniel, Executive Vice President, Daytime Programs and Syndicated Program Development, CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Distribution, said in a press release:
" Each year, CBS Daytime produces more than 1,000 episodes of programming—the most for any broadcast network—which is only possible due to the incredible passion of the industry's best creative talent, both in front of and behind the camera. Our loyal audience has made CBS Daytime the No. 1 daily destination for millions of viewers, and we thank them for contributing to this phenomenal success. Next year will be even bigger and bolder! "
Congratulations to the entire CBS Daytime lineup, and especially to B&B for its two-year pickup!(Apr 28, 2016)
Congratulations to Katherine Kelly Lang on being recognized for her work to promote Cancer Awareness.
On Thursday, April 14, The Bold and the Beautiful's Brooke was awarded the Founder’s Award for Leadership for her work in bringing awareness to cancer as well as her work with the Breakaway from Cancer initiative.
The award was presented to the actress at a gala event hosted by The Cancer Support Community at the Lighthouse at Pier 61 in New York City. This signature event was created to honor the legacy of the Cancer Support Community, and the visionary individuals and organizations who excel in supporting people living with cancer, their families, and friends.
The actress shared photos from the awards on her Facebook fan page and on Twitter.
Kudos to Kelly on being recognized for her hard work. For more information about the Cancer Support Community, please visit www.CancerSupportCommunity.org. (Apr 18, 2016)
On the canvas of The Bold and the Beautiful, Reign Edwards (Nicole) is busy playing out the drama of being Maya's surrogate and losing her boyfriend Zende to her "bestie" - and unknown to her, half-sister - Sasha. But on April 14, the actress performed in a different way as she sang the National Anthem at Dodger's Stadium!
Before that night's Los Angeles Dodgers game, Reign sang the National Anthem in front of a crowd of approximately 40,000 people. CBS Daytime was well represented at the game; in addition to Reign, CBS Daytime head honcho Angelica McDaniel, Y&R's Melissa Ordway and Price is Right announcer George Gray were also at the stadium. I guess Reign brought some good luck to the home team since the Dodgers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2.
Reign shared a video clip on her Twitter account, with a caption, "It was such an honor to sing the #NationalAnthem at the @dodgers game tonight!" She later Tweeted, "I just wanted to say thank u all SO MUCH for the incredible amount of love you've shown me from the @Dodgers game SO MUCH LOVE TO YOU ALL!"
Check out Reign's Twitter page for more Tweets and Retweets about her performance. The World of B&B congratuates her on her accomplishment. (Apr 18, 2016)
B&B Casting News:
The Bold and the Beautiful announced last week that they are looking to fill two new roles, one contract part and one short term role.
The contract role calls for a young leading lady, Caucasian, age 22-27 years old. The character is described as, “worldly, sophisticated, confident and artistic.”
The short term part calls for a man to play Ed De La Rosa, a confident, polished attorney in his 30s, in two upcoming episodes.
So who is this young leading lady? Which characters on the B&B canvas will she interact with? And as for attorney Ed, which bold and beautiful character will need an attorney? And why? Stay tuned for more news as it's announced, B&B fans. (Apr 04, 2016)
The Bold and the Beautiful was among the winners at the 27th annual GLAAD Media Awards, presented Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.
The Bold and the Beautiful was the sole nominee for the GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Award for Outstanding Daytime Drama of 2015. They received this recognition for the story of Maya, a transgender model at Forrester Creations who fell for, and ultimately married, Rick Forrester. B&B episodes in 2015 detailed the reveal that Maya was transgender, the use of her secret in a power play for control of Forrester Creations, her marriage to Rick, and her and Rick's decision to have a child using her sister, Nicole, as a surrogate.
With B&B as the only nominee when the nominations were announced in January, it was always known that they were the de-facto winner, but Saturday's ceremony made it official.
For more information about the GLAAD Media Awards, click here. (Apr 04, 2016)
B&B Baby News: Three B&B actors, one present and two past, and their families have news regarding current or future visits from the stork.
First off, Jacob Young (Rick) and wife Christen welcomed a new daughter to the world on March 20.
The proud father shared on Instagram:
Last night at 1:51 a.m. this beautiful woman @christenyoung4 gave birth to our beautiful baby girl. Grace Elizabeth Young entered the world Palm Sunday, weighing in at 6pounds 11 ounces. 18 1/2" she is a beauty like her mother. I'm so proud of you Christen. I'm a blessed man.The couple, who married on May 13, 2007, have two other children, son Luke, 7, and daughter Molly, 2. Congratulations to the family on the new addition!
In other baby news, we have an update on the child that B&B alum Adam Gregory (ex-Thomas) and wife Sheridan are expecting. The Gregorys announced in December that they were expecting their second child, and they have now revealed that they’re having a boy!
Sheridan posted the news on her blog, explaining that they learned at their 12 week ultrasound that there was a 99% chance that the baby was a boy, but they wanted to wait until they were 100% sure before making an announcement.
Sheridan also stated that their first child, Adam Kannon Gregory II (aka Kannon), is so sweet about his new brother. "He’s named his baby brother ‘veggies,’" she stated, "and if we refer to him as anything else, he gets very upset. Let’s all hope that he stays this sweet even after baby brother is born!"
Best wishes to the Gregory family!
Lastly, congratulations go out to another B&B alum, Agnes Bruckner; the actress, who played Bridget from 1997-99, became a first time mom last week!
Bruckner and boyfriend Alefaio Brewer welcomed a son, Sebastian Lopeti Brewer into the world on Wednesday, March 30.
Bruckner posted an announcement and several photos on her Instagram over the last few days. In the caption of one photo of her and the new baby, she wrote:
I've never known a love like this. He's pure magic. #Sebastian #MochaViking #Love #Magic #ImAmommy #MySon Thank you for all the love. We feel all of it
Best wishes to the happy family! (Apr 04, 2016)
Congratulations to Darin Brooks (Wyatt) and Kelly Kruger (ex-Eva) on becoming man and wife.
The couple, who became engaged in the summer of 2014, tied the knot in Brooks' hometown of Honolulu, Hawaii on March 21. Family and friends were in attendance, including Brooks' co-stars Scott Clifton (Liam), Jacqueline Macinnes Wood (Steffy), Linsey Godfrey (Caroline) and Pierson Fode (Thomas).
The couple and guests arrived in Honolulu a few days early, on March 15, and shared photos of their time in Hawaii on social media, tagged with the hashtags #dbandkk2016 and #BrooksingItTotheAltar.
Congratulations to the Brookses, with wishes for a long and happy married life ahead! (Apr 04, 2016)
The nominations for the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards were announced on March 24.
Among the list of nominees from across Daytime TV announced by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) on the CBS series The Talk, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL received 23 nominations.
Congratulations to the following Bold and Beautiful actors for their nominations.
Outstanding Supporting Actress: Linsey Godfrey (Caroline)
Outstanding Supporting Actor: Jacob Young (Rick)
Outstanding Younger Actress: Reign Edwards (Nicole), Ashlyn Pearce (Aly)
Outstanding Younger Actor: Pierson Fodй (Thomas)
Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama Series: Anna Maria Horsford (Vivienne Avant), Obba Babatundй (Julius Avant).
B&B also received nominations for Outstanding Daytime Drama Series, Outstanding Writing in a Daytime Drama Series and Outstanding Directing in a Daytime Drama Series, as well as several behind the scenes nominations.
For a list of all twenty-three nominations for B&B, click here.
For a list of all nominees in all categories from all four eligible shows, click here.
The 43rd Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards will take place on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, California. The event will not be televised on TV. The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards will also be held at the Bonaventure on Friday, April 29, 2016. (Mar 28, 2016)
Congratulations to Ashley Jones (Bridget) and husband Joel Henricks. The couple, who just recently got married, are expecting their first child in May!
People.com reports confirmed in an exclusive report that Jones, who has played Bridget on and off on B&B since 2004, and Henricks, an IT Director of Infrastructure, are expecting a son.
Henricks also has a 3 1/2 year old son, Huck, from a previous relationship, and Huck is anxious to become a big brother. Being a step-mom to Huck has given Jones a glimpse into the life of a mother, but she understands that having a newborn of her own will be a brand-new, different experience.
Jones told People:
"Becoming a mother has been a lifelong dream of mine. It seems surreal that it’s now happening. Although life as we know it will forever change, Joel and I can’t wait to meet this baby."
Although she recently appeared on B&B for three days as Bridget, Jones is presently taping episodes of General Hospital. She has appeared on GH twice so far as Parker and will appear again on March 22. Since the actress was pregnant when she started taping GH in December, the GH producers had to be accomodating to her, and she reports that the staff there was very supportive.
Jones will also star later this year opposite Billy Burke in the independent film Good After Bad.
Best wishes to Ashley and Joel as they await the new addition to their family! (Mar 14, 2016)
Just one week ago, The Bold & the Beautiful's former Hope Logan, Kim Matula, was in the news when she was announced as the latest member of the cast of the Lifetime drama UnREAL. In addition to her prime-time role, Kim will also be appearing on B&B this month, reprising the role of Hope.
Soap Opera Digest reports that Kim will make a guest appearance on B&B on Friday, March 18.
Kim joined the B&B cast in 2010, when the character of Hope was aged from eight years old to seventeen. In late 2014, Kim decided not to renew her contract at B&B so she could explore other acting opportunities in prime-time and film. She filmed her last episode in November, 2014 and made her last on-screen appearance in December, 2014, although she returned for two episodes in April, 2015, when Hope pleaded with her father, Deacon, via Skype, not to marry Quinn.
What brings Hope back to viewers' screens this time? Will she feel a need to come back to Los Angeles? Is it time for her to check in with her mom, Brooke, or brother, Rick, who she hasn't seen in over a year? Will her Daddy, Deacon, who recently ended his marriage to Quinn, need support from his daughter? Or will Hope's return have something to do with the "disappearance" of former boyfriend Liam? Tune in on March 18 to find out! (Feb 28, 2016)
A new director has joined the Bold and the Beautiful Directing Team.
Soap Opera Network reports that veteran daytime director and producer Shelley Curtis, who has directed episodes of “All My Children,” “Days of our Lives,” “General Hospital” and “Port Charles,” among others, is the newest member of the B&B directing team. Curtis has won several Daytime Emmy Awards for her work as a producer and director while at “GH,” and she also received nominations for directing at “DAYS.”
Curtis joins a team that currently consists of directors Michael Stich, Cynthia J. Popp, Deveney Kelly, Jennifer Howard and David Shaughnessy, who rotate in shifts of directing two consecutive episodes. B&B actress Heather Tom (Katie Logan) also occasionally directs at B&B; after working with the directing team in the booth last year, Tom has directed two episodes so far, one that aired in early February and one that will air in mid-March.
Curtis told SON, “I’m excited to be coming back to daytime and elated to join ‘The Bold And The Beautiful’ team!”
Outside of daytime, Curtis was the executive producer of the Lifetime telenovela, “Monarch Cove.”
Curtis' first episode in the B&B director's chair is scheduled to air Wednesday, April 13. (Feb 24, 2016)
Sean Kanan returned to B&B recently. Deacon hadn't been seen for a while, but the revelation that he and Quinn were separated brought him back in time to deliver annulment papers while Quinn was hiding Liam out at her cabin.
Since Deacon has only had a short amount of time on the Bold & Beautiful canvas of late, his portrayer has been busy with some outside projects. One is an episode of a web series created by Kanan's wife, Michele.
Written, Directed and Produced by Michele, TRUE COLORS explores the spark that happens when two people fall in love, unfolding over a five minute episode. The first installment stars Sean and his former General Hospital co-star Carolyn Hennesy (who plays Diane on GH). Sean and Diane play two people who had given up on love because they thought that love was impossible, but discover the chemistry between them when they meet.
Michele made the series a family affair. In addition to Michele acting as writer/producer/director and Sean participating as actor, animal wrangler and craft services, son Peter was Director of Photography, cameraman, sound guy, lighting expert and film editor.
Click here to view the first installment of True Colors on YouTube. (Feb 21, 2016)
Alum Alert #1: Kim Matula (ex-Hope) has been cast in the upcoming second season of the Lifetime drama "UnREAL", which gives a behind-the-scenes look at the chaos surrounding the production of a fictional dating competition series.
Matula will play Tiffany, a contestant on "UnREAL’s" fictional dating show, "Everlasting." Tiffany is described as "a hot, smart and rich All-American girl, who is the daughter of a professional football team owner." Tiffany appears on the dating show hoping to escape from her father's shadow.
Matula was front and center on B&B from 2010-2014, playing Brooke's youngest daughter, Hope. She left B&B in late 2014 to pursue other career opportunities in primetime and film, although she briefly returned to the show for two episodes in 2015. Matula recently completed a lead role in the film "Maybe Someday," which has just finished production.
Season 2 of "UnREAL" is set to debut this summer on Lifetime. (Feb 21, 2016)
Alum Alert #2: When she was B&B's Morgan DeWitt, Sarah Buxton caused her fair share of mayhem; including faking the death of Steffy Forrester to make it look like Steffy was eaten by a shark. On February 19, Buxton did some swimming with sharks of a different kind on the ABC series "Shark Tank".
The reality series has aspiring entrepreneur-contestants make business presentations to a panel of "shark" investors, who then choose whether or not to invest.
Sarah appeared on the show seeking an investment from the sharks for her business, Tutublue, a swimwear line designed to protect the wearer from the sun's rays. After a bout with the skin cancer melanoma a few years ago, Buxton created the swimwear line and hoped to get the company moving forward with the investment from the sharks.
To find out more about Tutublue, visit the company's website, http://www.tutublue.com/ .
The episode of Shark Tank featuring Sarah is being streamed here. (Feb 21, 2016)
B&B needed an actor to play a minister in a pair of upcoming episodes - and found a child of two popular musical entertainers to fill the role.
People Magazine reports that Chaz Bono, the advocate/author/speaker/actor child of Cher and the late Sonny Bono, will play a minister in 2 episodes of the Bold & the Beautiful airing March 31 and April 1.
Bono told People, "I'm very excited to have been cast in a role on The Bold and the Beautiful. I'm grateful that they are willing to pay me to do something I love, which is to act."
Bono, 46, is a LGBT advocate who transitioned from female to male and has spoken in the media about his transition. He also appeared in season 13 of the ABC series Dancing with the Stars in 2011.
With Bono playing a minister, the question that comes to mind is, which Bold & Beautiful character(s) need his services? Is it for a wedding? Counseling? Something else? Tune in on March 31 to find out! (Feb 14, 2016)
Congratulations to B&B Alum Ashley Tesoro and her husband, Anthony, on adding a new member to their family!
The actress, who went by her maiden name of Ashley Lyn Cafagna when she played Kimberly Fairchild on B&B from 1998-2001, and her husband welcomed a son, Anthony John, on December 24. Anthony John arrived a month early, giving the proud parents a special holiday gift.
This is the second child for the Tesoros, who brought a daughter, Gabriella, into the world two years ago.
Ashley and Anthony feel blessed to have a new child just in time for a new year. Check out Ashley's Twitter account for photos from the proud mom of her family. (Feb 14, 2016)
The 2016 Daytime Emmy pre-nominations have been announced.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences released a list of 65 performers, of which six will be awarded Daytime Emmy trophies during the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Award ceremony in May.
Actors from the four daytime soaps on the air in 2015 -- The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, and The Young and the Restless -- were eligible for Emmy consideration this year.
Ten candidates in each category - eleven in the Younger Actor category and fourteen in the Younger Actress category due to limited number of eligible entrants - received the highest number of votes in the initial ballot and now advance to the blue ribbon screening round, scheduled to begin on February 22, 2016, to determine both nominees and Emmy winners.
Congratulations to the following Bold and Beautiful actors for their pre-nominations.
Outstanding Lead Actor: Thorsten Kaye (Ridge)
Outstanding Supporting Actress: Linsey Godfrey (Caroline)
Outstanding Supporting Actor: Darin Brooks (Wyatt), Jacob Young (Rick)
Outstanding Younger Actress: Ashleigh Brewer (Ivy), Reign Edwards (Nicole), Ashlyn Pearce (Aly)
Outstanding Younger Actor: Rome Flynn (Zende), Pierson Fodй (Thomas)
For a list of all pre-nominees in all six categories from all four eligible shows, click here.
The nominations for this year's Daytime Emmys will be announced Thursday, March 24. The ceremony will be held May 1. A venue has not yet been named. (Feb 07, 2016)
She survived being shipwrecked with six other crazy castaways on a tropical island after a three hour boat tour ended badly. But can Dawn Wells put up with the antics of a pair of warring Forrester men?
Wells, best known to fans of sixties television as the girl next door, Mary Ann Summers, on Gilligan's Island, will appear in the February 19 episode of B&B as Alice, a long time buyer for Forrester Creations. Alice is an old friend of company founders Eric and his late wife, Stephanie.
When CEO Ridge throws a party at the Forrester mansion for Forresters' buyers and vendors, Alice is of course on the guest list. Ridge makes a decorating choice for the party that will make Alice feel right at home - but his younger brother Rick, currently residing in the mansion's master bedroom, may not be happy with his big brother's move.
How will the ensuing fracas between Rick and Ridge compare to living on an island with Gilligan, The Skipper, The Professor and Mr. Howell? Tune in on February 19 to find out! (Feb 07, 2016)
From 2014-2015, actor Chris McKenna played Detective Mark Harding on The Young & the Restless. The actor and the character exited Genoa City when it turned out that Harding was a murderer. But now the actor is back at CBS, since he has been cast in a role on B&B.
McKenna teased his B&B casting on Twitter, tweeting:
“First day of work on a new gig. “I could swear I’ve been here before. #YR #BB @BandB_CBS #AcrossTheHall
The Bradley P Bell Studio where B&B tapes is right across the hall from Y&R's twin soundstages at CBS Television City, so the actor spent a lot of time in the building while playing Harding on Y&R.
Who will McKenna be playing on B&B? His character name has not been announced, although there are some rumors that he might be a new love interest for a Logan sister. Since B&B is currently taping about 6 weeks in advance and the actor started in late January, we'll know more in a month or so. Stay tuned! (Feb 07, 2016)
The Bold & the Beautiful is known for going to all corners of the globe to film episodes. Over the years, the show has gone to Barbados, Italy, Australia, Paris, Monte Carlo, The United Arab Emirates and the Netherlands, among other locations. They've also filmed live in the United States in various places close to Los Angeles as well as Big Bear and Aspen. Now comes word that B&B is headed back to Australia.
The show last headed down under in 2007, the year of the show's 20th Anniversary, when Ridge, Brooke, Rick and Phoebe went to launch the Forrester Originals Boutique in Sydney. Now, MSN Australia has shared a report from the Australian news wires that the show is in talks to come back to Australia sometime soon.
A spokesperson told the press agency: A CBS spokesperson told AAP the show would be going to Australia, they just weren't sure when it would happen.
"We are going to Australia that's for sure. We are just not sure when. We will send a location scout and write the story about the destination.
We are looking for iconic, interesting historic authentic locations."
Where the show goes and for how long would depend on story.
The rep added about other locations, and about when the Australian visit would occur:
'We are thinking about Budapest, Poland and Flemish Belgium. But the only one that's sure is Australia. We don't know when it will happen. It may be 2017."
Stay tuned as more information becomes available. (Feb 07, 2016)
On January 5, an episode of B&B aired with the director named as someone familiar to fans of B&B - from in front of the camera. Heather Tom, aka Katie Logan Spencer, was the director for that day's episode.
The actress announced via her Instagram last week that she would be back in the Director's Chair to helm a second episode, episode #7289, on February 3. The episode, featuring Bill, Liam, Quinn, Steffy, Thomas, Wyatt, and Deacon, will air on March 14.
The Instagram photo of the script for the episode, shared a few days before, was captioned:
Just sitting here doing some work for next week! #director
To see how Heather put her co-stars through their paces, tune in on March 14 to see the completed episode. (Feb 07, 2016)
Congratulations to actress Ashley Jones (Bridget), who recently married her boyfriend Joel Henricks in a quiet courtroom ceremony.
The actress talked to CBS Soaps In Depth about the courtoom wedding and said:
“It was just one of those things that we wanted to do. I have quite a few friends who have done that. We’ll have a ceremony and party later, but the actual legality [is handled].”
The newlyweds also intend to make honeymoon plans when they have time. One factor that has to be considered is that Jones is currently appearing on General Hospital as Parker, with scenes that just started airing at the end of January.
Jones and Henricks became engaged in the fall of 2015. Henricks has a son, Huck, and Jones is daunted, yet eager, about becoming a guding force in her new step-son's life.
Best wishes to the couple and their family! (Feb 07, 2016)
As B&B's Maya. Karla Mosley, was front and center on B&B for a good part of 2015, and she's sure to log more screen time as the story of Nicole's surrogacy for her sister plays out this year. But in addition to her work on TV screens, the actress will be appearing in a local theater production over the next couple of months.
Highlight Hollywood reports that the actress will will be appearing in a production from her theatre company, The Ammunition Theatre Company, of THE JUDGEMENT OF FOOLS. Performaces will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. from February 18 – March 12 at The Atwater Village Theatre (3269 Casitas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039).
For more information visit the production company's web site.
As they say in the theatre world, "Break a Leg,", Karla! (Feb 07, 2016)
The Bold & the Beautiful earned two nominations for the 2016 Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards.
Makeup artists Christine Lai-Johnson and Allyson Carey are nominated for the Guild's Award for Outstanding Makeup in Daytime Television, competing against makeup artists from The Young & the Restless, The Talk, The Real and The Dr. Phil show.
Staff Hair Stylists Michele Arvizo, Brittany Madrigal-Field, and Cora Diggins are nominated for the Guild's Award for Outstanding Hair Styling in Daytime Television, competing against stylists from Days of Our Lives, The Young & the Restless, and The Real.
For a list of all nominees for Guild awards across television and movies, check out Highlight Hollywood's report.
Congratulations to the nominess from B&B. The awards will be presented on February 20 at the Paramount Studios Theatre in Los Angeles. (Jan 17, 2016)
Soap Opera Digest reports that The Bold and Beautiful is seeking a young actress to play a new recurring role.
The new recurring character, Carlie, is described as "an 8-year-old blue-eyed girl with black or dark brown hair who is described as a 'poised and sophisticated young lady.'
There is no word yet on when this new character will appear and who she will be connected to. The description doesn't hold many clues, so there are lots of possibilities from any of the stories planned for the near future. Only time will tell which bold and beautiful folks Carlie will interact with.
The World of B&B will provide more information as it becomes available. (Dec 21, 2015)
Congratulations to the writing team for The Bold & the Beautiful on being nominated in the Daytime Drama category by the Writers Guild of America this year.
Each year, the Guild honors outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio and promotional writing.
The nominated writers from B&B are Bradley P. Bell, Michael Minnis, Rex M. Best, Shannon Bradley, Adam Dusevoir, Tracey Ann Kelly, Patrick Mulcahey, Mark Pinciotti and Michele Val Jean.
The B&B writing team is competing with the writing team from General Hospital, consisting of Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio, Andrea Archer Compton, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Elizabeth Page, Jean Passanante, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles and Chris Van Etten.
For a look at all of this year’s WGA nominees, check out www.wga.org.
The award ceremonies will take place on February 13, 2016 in both Los Angeles and New York. Congratulations to the nominees! (Dec 14, 2015)
B&B Baby News: Several B&B cast members, past and present, are either expecting a new addition to their families or just had a visit from the stork.
First off, Scott Clifton (Liam) and wife Nikki announced on December 1 that they are expecting their first child.
The proud father to be shared on Instagram the following message and a photo:
Whelp, the secret's out: Nikki and I are expecting our first child, a boy, in May. Thanks to everyone for the love and well-wishing. We're both elated and dutifully terrified. More updates to come!Congratulations to Scott and Nikki on this news.
Also on December 1, B&B alum Adrienne Frantz (ex-Amber) and husband Scott Bailey (ex-Sandy, Guiding Light) welcomed their first child, a daughter, Amйlie, into the world.
Only a few days later, Amelie was ready to go home. New daddy Bailey shared a photo of him and his little one on Instagram on Dec 5 with the following message:
I'm beyond thrilled to bring my daughter home today! @gr8scottbailey #dad #daddysgirl #dadlife
In the weeks leading up to the birth, Frantz posted a number of photos on her Instagram account. It was clear that the mom-to-be at the time was eager for her bundle of joy to arrive.
Congrats to Adrienne and Scott on becoming first time parents!
The last bit of baby news comes from B&B alum Adam Gregory (ex-Thomas). Gregory revealed on social media that he and wife Sheridan Sperry Gregory are expecting their second child. Along with a sonogram photo, Gregory said:
More trouble coming our way June 2016!
Not to be outdone, Sheridan also shared the photo with the caption:
#2 coming June 2016!
The couple, who wed in February of 2010, had their first child, Adam Kannon Gregory II, on February 7, 2013. Congratulations to Adam and Sheridan! (Dec 14, 2015)
B&B fans were shocked when this past summer, legacy character Aly Forrester was killed off. The death of Aly meant that fans would no longer see her portrayer, Ashlyn Pearce, on screen.
But even though Aly is gone from our screens, fans can still see Pearce in a new movie. The actress announced on Twitter:
So happy to announce that I have booked the lead in a new movie! More info coming soon! :heart
The tweet also included a photo of the cover of the movie script by Vanessa Giordano. The film, 5150, is described on IMDB as the story of three successful women who are challenged by a mentally unstable woman bent on revenge.
Of course, Pearce knows a thing or two about playing an unstable woman. Could that be her part?
In any case, The World of B&B congratulates Ashlyn on getting the role and looks forward to seeing her in the film. (Dec 14, 2015)
On November 20, The Bold and the Beautiful introduced a new opening credits sequence. With many comings and goings among the cast since the last update in 2014, it was time to remove Hope, add Steffy back, add the new Thomas and introduce Zende and Nicole to the credits. One thing that many fans noticed was the absence of Winsor Harmon (Thorne).
Shortly after, Winsor posted the following on Twitter:
"I want to thank everyone for 17 beautiful years playing Thorne. I love you all. Thank you for the amazing run. B&B you'll forever B a part of me."
Many fans took that, when combined with the actor's removal from the credits, as a farewell. Facebook and Twitter quickly filled with responses from fans who were sorry to see Thorne go.
Soon after, a B&B rep announced to the media that Winsor is still on recurring status with the show. So Thorne can still return at some point. (Nov 23, 2015)
After a couple of years of hearing about Ivy's mom, are Bold and Beautiful fans about to meet her?
Soap Opera Digest reported on November 5 that B&B has issued a casting call for a new recurring character named Claire.
The description of the character calls for Claire to be “a strong, beautiful woman who is 50-60 — and must be Australian.”
When John Forrester showed up in town last year to see his daughter Ivy and brother Eric, John and Eric talked about John's wife back in Australia - and said her name was Claire.
If the name is right and the character is Australian, it can't be a coincidence, could it?
Episodes with Claire are slated to tape in the middle of this month, so stay tuned to find out if this is indeed Ivy's mom - and if it is, who will play her? (Nov 16, 2015)
Congratulations to Ashley Jones on her engagement!
CBS Soaps in Depth reports that the actress, who has played Bridget Forrester on B&B on and off since 2004, recently became engaged to her current boyfriend, Joel Henricks, an IT infrastructure manager.
Jones told the magazine that her fiance took her out to dinner after proposing... and surprised her with a dozen of her closest friends waiting for her!
Jones last appeared on Bold & Beautiful in August, when Bridget made a quick visit to L.A. to attend her brother Rick's wedding to Maya. Jones also participated in the B&B Fan Event held at CBS Television City in late August. (Nov 16, 2015)
The World of B&B extends congratulations to an alum of the show.
Agnes Bruckner, who played Bridget Forrester from 1997-99 opposite Jacob Young as Rick, is expecting her first child.
People Magazine confirmed that the actress, who presently plays Nikki on the A&E series "The Returned," and boyfriend Alefaio Brewer are expecting a baby.
“From a young age, I dreamed about being a mom, and now it’s finally happening for real and I couldn’t be more excited!” Bruckner told the magazine.
Best wishes to the proud parents to be! (Nov 16, 2015)
Felisha Cooper has joined the cast of The Bold & the Beautiful in the newly-created role of Sasha.
Cooper started taping episodes on October 27, and she will first appear on the air on December 15.
The actress' previous credits include the 2015 Whitney Houston biopic, WHITNEY, and this summer’s disaster spectacular, LAVALANTULA.
There's no word yet on who Sasha will interact with on the show, or which storyline she will be part of. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available, B&B fans!
Welcome to B&B, Felisha! We'll be tuning in come December to see you bring Sasha to our TV screens! (Nov 02, 2015)
The Avants parents are back!
Julius and Vivienne were last seen when daughter Maya got married. Julius' feelings about Maya became known to Maya at the worst possible moment. Maya told her father to leave, while Vivienne stayed to support her daughter as Rick and Maya were pronounced man and wife.
Many assumed that wouldn't be the last we see of Maya and Nicole's parents - and sure enough, TV Insider reports that Obba Babatundй and Anna Maria Horsford return as Julius and Vivienne Avant on October 22.
Things were tense when the Avant parents came to track down Nicole and found her with her transgender sister (who was about to get married). Now the Avants are relocating to Los Angeles to be close to their children, just as Maya has asked Nicole to act as her surrogate and carry Maya and Rick's baby. Any bets on how that will go over?
Check out TV Insider TV Insider for more comments from the two actors on their bold and beautiful return to B&B! (Oct 19, 2015)
Former houseguests from the CBS reality series Big Brother often cameo on The Bold & the Beautiful after their Big Brother season ends. Some of those have even gone on to become semi-regular recurring roles. And last Halloween, B&B had a total of 13 former houseguests on the soap in a "Big-Brother-Palooza" of a Halloween party.
With the 17th season of Big Brother having just concluded, it was only a matter of time before some of this year's participants showed up on B&B. Big Brother 17 houseguest Jason Roy appeared on October 12 as a pizza delivery guy who quite an eyeful when delivering a pizza to Ivy. Now, three more BB17 houseguests will be showing up for Halloween on B&B's October 30 episode.
Entertainment Weekly reports that BB17 houseguests Meg Maley, John McGuire, and James Huling will be part of this year's Forrester Creations Halloween party. Look for the trio to appear in costume and to have dialog which makes references to the popular reality series.(Oct 19, 2015)
Congratulations to CBS Daytime, including The Bold and the Beautiful, on their ratings for the just-concluded 2014-2015 TV season. CBS Daytime ended the 2014-2015 broadcast year at #1 for the 29th consecutive year.
For the individual shows in the CBS Daytime lineup.
- THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL averaged 3.94m, up +2% and the daytime drama's largest audience since the 2005-06 television year.
- THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS delivered 5.21m, a +1% increase from a year ago and its largest audience since the 2009-10 television year.
- THE PRICE IS RIGHT 2 remained daytime's #1 program averaging 5.58 million viewers.
- LET'S MAKE A DEAL 1 delivered a series best 3.06 million viewers with LET'S MAKE A DEAL 2 also posting an all-time high audience of 3.54m, both up +4% from a year ago.
- THE TALK topped “The View” for the first time in women 25-54 (1.0/06 vs. 0.9/06) and tied for the first time in women 18-49 (0.7/05) while averaging 2.60m.
Congratulations again to all the shows. (Sep 28, 2015)
Congratulations to THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL star Jacob Young (Rick) and his wife, Christen, who are expecting their third child! Both parents are thrilled to add another member to their family.
After the news broke on Soap blogs and social media, Twitter was filled with well wishes and congratulations to the parents to be.
Proud mom-to-be Christen tweeted on her Twitter feed:
Thank you everyone for such sweet messages. @Jacob_W_Young and I couldn't be more excited! Lots of love to you all. xoxo
The new addition to the Young family will arrive in February 2016. The couple already have two children, Luke, 7, and Molly, 2.(Sep 28, 2015)
The Bold & the Beautiful is casting the contract role of Alisha, a new female character slated to debut in October.
The latest description of the part says that Alisha is "an 18-21 year-old who is Hispanic or Middle Eastern, sexy, Midwestern, unsophisticated and beautiful."
When the show first announced the part, it was described a bit differently. The original casting role called for an African-American female, 18-21 years old, who is "assertive, sexy, Midwestern, unsophisticated and beautiful."
The the change in ethnicity, the show specifically requested that no one be submitted based on the original description.
Who will Alisha interact with? Stay tuned! (Sep 28, 2015)
"Paging Doctor _________."
It looks like there will be a need for a new doctor in our Bold & Beautiful world, based on the latest casting listing from the show.
Soap Opera Digest reports that B&B is looking for someone to fill the recurring role of a no-nonsense male doctor in upcoming episodes.
The casting call asks for a man between the ages of 40-60 of any ethnicity for the part.
Which character will need to see a doctor? And why? We don't know yet, but stay tuned, Bold and Beautiful fans, to find out! (Aug 24, 2015)
After introducing a transgender character earlier this year with Maya's story and then having daytime's first wedding of a transgender character, is The Bold and the Beautiful making another "bold" casting move?
Daytime Confidential reports that B&B is looking for a white male, age 25-28, to play a bisexual character on the soap.
The character, Christian, is described as someone who works in fashion and is "professional, having a great sense of style and possibly a comic side to him" - and is bisexual.
B&B generated a lot of media interest with Maya's story. Will that happen again with this latest casting move? Who will the new character interact with? Only time will tell. Stay tuned. (Aug 17, 2015)
Just before her return to B&B as Steffy, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood portrayed a role in a web series created for streaming over Hulu.
South Beach, which debuts on Hulu on July 29, not only features Wood in its cast, but it also counts another soap vet, Jordi Vilasuso (ex-Griffin, AMC, et al), on its cast roster.
Wood plays Samantha Lear, who owns “Fever,” the hottest nightclub on South Beach. Samantha's life gets complicated when her flirting with Octavio Cruz, manager for hot pop star Carmen Suarez, turns into something more.
The six episodes of South Beach will all debut on Hulu on the same day.
Check out the trailer for the show here. (Jul 20, 2015)
Congrats to The Bold and the Beautiful for achieving a second quarter ratings milestone.
For the period from March 30 through June 26, The Bold and the Beautiful had its biggest second quarter audience since 2006, averaging 3.95 million viewers and rising 5% from last year. It show also showed small increases from last year in both women 18-49 (to 666,000) and women 25-54 (to 939,000).
Here are the top ratings figures for daytime TV for the second quarter of 2015.
1. The Young and the Restless (CBS), 5.16 million
2. The Price Is Right (CBS), 5.06 million
3. The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS), 3.95 million
4. Let’s Make a Deal (CBS), 3.30 million
5. General Hospital (ABC), 3.24 million
1. The Young and the Restless (CBS), 922,000
2. The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS), 666,000
3. General Hospital (ABC), 645,000
4. The Price Is Right (CBS), 567,000
5. Today-9 a.m. (NBC), 566,000
1. The Young and the Restless (CBS), 1.25 million
2. The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS), 939,000
3. General Hospital (ABC), 859,000
4. The Price Is Right (CBS), 736,000
5. Today-9 a.m. (NBC), 693,000
With the third quarter just starting, here's hoping for more success for B&B during the summer months! (Jul 06, 2015)
Soap Opera Digest reports that The Bold and the Beautiful has found their new Thomas Forrester!
After a casting call went out a few months ago, B&B has selected daytime newcomer Pierson Fodй to play Ridge and Taylor's son, who was previously played by Adam Gregory (2010-14) and Emmy-winner Drew Tyler Bell (2004-10). "It’s a life-changer and I am really excited about it," Fodй told the magazine exclusively.
Fodй also told the magazine that he tested with Linsey Godfrey (Caroline). He said of his scene partner, "She’s a real sweetheart. We had instant chemistry and we clicked right away."
The actor also chose to acknowledge his predecessor in the role on Twitter. He tweeted "A big shout out to my buddy @TheAdamGregory for killing it on B&B and giving me some big shoes to fill!!!"
Gregory in turn replied "I've been dying to let everyone know about @PiersonFode taking over #thomasforrester! Ya'll are going to love him!"
Fodй's first airdate as Thomas is July 24. (Jun 29, 2015)
Steffy recently returned to the Bold & Beautiful canvas, and her brother Thomas and Uncle Thorne are on their way. But there is one more Forrester on her way back to B&B in the near future.
After some Twitter exchanges with her on-screen dad, John McCook, suggested they would see each other soon, there were some suspicions that Ashley Jones might be returning as Bridget.
CBS Soaps in Depth reports that a B&B representative confirmed that Jones will appear as Bridget in multiple episodes this summer. This marks the first time Bridget has appeared on screen since the spring of 2013, when her mom, Brooke, enlisted Rick and Bridget as part of a secret plan to get Eric to marry her again.
Ashley is always a welcome face, so the World of B&B will be pleased to see her back on screen this summer. (Jun 29, 2015)
Congratulations to The Bold and the Beautiful on its 10th consecutive win of the Monte Carlo Television Festival’s International TV Audience Awards in the “Telenovela/Soap Opera” category. With this win of the "Golden Nymph" Award, B&B remains the most watched series in the world in its genre.
B&B stars Karla Mosley (Maya Avant), Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy Forrester) and Jacob Young (Rick Forrester) accepted the award on stage at the Closing Awards Ceremony on June 18, 2015, at the Grimaldi Forum.
The Tenth Annual TV Audience Awards category rewarded the programs that gathered the highest number of viewers worldwide in 2014 across five continents. The nominees were pre-selected among the 15 best-performing foreign fiction programs in 64 countries.
Thanks to the ratings data provided by Mйdiamйtrie that led to past wins at the Golden Nymph Awards, Guinness World Records® has acknowledged that THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL is currently the world’s most popular daytime TV soap.
The Monte Carlo Television Festival (www.tvfestival.com) is hosted under the Honorary Presidency of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and includes press events, a jury competition and awards, premiere screenings, glamorous receptions and parties hosted by the major networks and studios. More than 300 journalists and many creative forces in the industry from around the world attend the festival. (Jun 15, 2015)
Hot on the heels of the news that Schae Harrison is returning to B&B - see below - comes a report that her on-screen better half is also on his way back to our screens.
Fan favorite Winsor Harmon will return to The Bold and the Beautiful in July as Thorne Forrester. Highlight Hollywood reports that Winsor was due on the B&B set the week of June 1 to film his character's return. Viewers will recall that Thorne was last seen in 2014, when he came to L.A. from Paris (where he runs Forrester International) to tell his daughter Aly about his relationship with Taylor. Aly gave her blessing to Thorne and Taylor, who returned to Paris, but viewers learned from Taylor in late 2014 that she and Thorne had broken things off.
B&B reps have confirmed Winsor's return, but not the reason why Thorne will be back on the canvas. With the struggle between his half-brothers Ridge and Rick over Forrester Creations, could Thorne be ready to give both men, or maybe their father, Eric, a piece of his mind? Or is there another reason for Thorne's return? Stay tuned.
"I am beyond ecstatic to be back home with my B&B family," said Winsor. "Things are about to get real, so stay tuned. Thorne is in the Forrester House!!"
Harmon’s first airdate will be Wednesday, July 22. Welcome back, Winsor!!! (Jun 05, 2015)
Since Maya [Karla Mosley] was joined in L.A. by her sister, Nicole [Reign Edwards], viewers of The Bold and the Beautiful have heard about how difficult it was to live with their parents in Illinois. Maya faced resistance and denial from her parents over her gender identity while Nicole found it hard to accept that the grown-ups would never speak about Maya.
Now it's time for Maya and Nicole's parents to be seen, not just heard (about). TV Guide's Michael Logan reports at TV Insider that veteran actors Anna Maria Horsford and Obba Babatundй have signed on to play Maya and Nicole's old-school parents, Vivienne and Julius Avant.
A B&B rep reveals that the Avant sisters' disapproving mom and dad will come to L.A. to get their younger daughter, Nicole, away from the influence of their older child, Maya. The rep explains, "Maya's past comes flooding into her present when she is faced with the parents who rejected her. We will begin to see how Maya became the woman she is today amidst many obstacles and prejudices."
Horsford, who debuts on screen on July 3, is known for a number of roles, including the sitcom Amen. Babatundй, who debuts July 9, has appeared in theater, film and TV and was a Tony nominee for the original production of Dreamgirls. Both are set for at least 15 episodes, though they could appear in more. Neither star is a stranger to the world of daytime drama, as Horsford had a role early in her career on Guiding Light, and Babatundй has recurred on All My Children, One Life to Live and B&B's sister soap, The Young and the Restless.
Click here to read the full story, including comments from both actors about the story they will be part of, and tune in in July to see the Avant sisters deal with their parents' arrival. (Jun 05, 2015)
It looks like Aly Forrester will be in need of some help from her mom, soon. Schae Harrison tweeted from the B&B set that she is returning as the spectral incarnation of Aly's late mother, Darla Einstein Forrester.
Guess who's coming back to #BoldAndBeautiful? Awesome Storyline!
A photo of Harrison in front of The Bradley P. Bell Studio at CBS Television City accompanied the tweet.
No air dates have been announced yet. But given the way that Harrison's past returns over the last couple of years have been tied to Darla giving her daughter Aly much needed advice, one has to wonder if Aly needs her mom's help again. If that happens, what vexes Aly this time that she needs to call on her mom for help?
Stay tuned for more information on when Schae will be gracing our screens again. (May 24, 2015)
B&B is bringing back a character from the past with a new actor.
TV Insider's Michael Logan reports that actor Rome Flynn has joined the B&B cast as Zende Forrester Dominquez, the adopted son of Kristen Forrester Dominguez (Tracy Lindsay Melchior) and Antonio Dominguez (Paolo Bendeti).
Zende first appeared in 2001 as part of a story where Kristen and Tony adopted the AIDS orphan from Africa. Daniel Smith played the part from 2001-2002 and made a guest appearance in 2005.
Flynn, who started work in May and will first appear on screen on June 29, previously played the gay drummer Leon in VH1's Drumline: A New Beat.
According to a show representative, Zende will return to the L.A. when his uncle Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) and great-Aunt Pam (Alley Mills) recruit him to learn the family business as an intern at Forrester Creations. The catch is that Ridge and Pam don't want the other interns to know Zende is a Forrester. Among those also potential interns is Nicole Avant (Reign Edwards), and sparks fly when she and Zende meet.
Tune in in late June for Flynn's debut on the B&B canvas. (May 18, 2015)
Prayers go out to the family of Heather Tom.
The B&B actress who plays Katie Logan Spencer took to social media this week to share some dire news about her mother, Marie. Several tweets made by the actress on Twitter revealed that Marie was hospitalized for heart failure and was in serios need of a procedure to save her life. Heather also asked for prayers from her followers for her mom.
On May 4, the B&B actress' first tweet shared the condition of her mother, who was awaiting insurance approval for surgery, and asked for prayers for support.
On May 6, Tom thanked all her followers who had shown their support via replies, retweets and favorites as she shared the good news that her mother was scheduled to have her first procedure on Thursday.
Throughout her timeline over the last few days, Tom also gave thanks to Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California for their care for her mother.
The World of B&B wishes Heather's mom best wishes through the procedures she needs and extends our prayers to Heather, her mom and their entire family. (May 10, 2015)
A casting call has gone out for the role of Thomas Forrester.
B&B is seeking a handsome, tall, Caucasian man in his 20s with a great physique for the part of Ridge's oldest child, which is tentatively scheduled to begin in June.
Drew Tyler Bell originated the role of the late-teenage Thomas in 2004, playing the part on-contract, then off and later back on until his last on-air appearance in August, 2010. Adam Gregory took over the role in September, 2010 and last appeared in the role in February, 2014.
Thomas went to work with his uncle Thorne at Forrester International shortly after Rick was named President of Forrester Creations in 2013. He has been mentioned occasionally by his dad, his sister and his mother, but has not been seen on-screen since a Hope for the Future press trip to Paris in early 2014.
With Jacqueline MacInnes Wood returning as Steffy in late May, will her on-screen brother's return (with a new actor) be connected? Stay tuned, B&B fans. (May 04, 2015)
When The Bold and the Beautiful announced their plans to reveal that Maya was transgender, the producers stated that they would also seek to cast transgender actors to be part of the story.
A casting call went out in April for a transgender actor or actress of any ethnicity to play an unnamed character described as "a strong, confidant person who’s completed their transition and is mentoring other Trans people." By casting a transgender performer, the producers hope to bring a little vibe of reality to the somewhat controversial story.
B&B recently announced that transgender actor Scott Turner Schofield will debut as Nick, a mentor of sorts to Maya, starting on May 8.
“I’m Maya’s best friend and I come from her world when she first landed in Los Angeles before she became the huge success that she is,” Schofield recently told the NY Daily News. “We met in the trans community together. I’m her friend that comes in and kind of help remind her that she is beautiful and whole and authentic exactly as she is.
“And as things start to happen and discrimination mounts, she can stand strong in who she is and how she made the right choices for herself. So in that sense, it feels like playing myself in a certain way.”
The casting call originally called for at least four episodes, but Schofield, a renowned diversity speaker, author and performer, has already taped six.
When asked about how B&B is handling the story, Schofield said, “I am an expert on this stuff and I do study it. I’ve seen everything there is to see and I am telling you that it is unprecedented and it's going in the right direction.”
Tune in on May 8 to see Nick interact with Maya as her story unfolds. (May 04, 2015)
Congratulations to The Bold and the Beautiful on 10 wins in the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards:
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama Series: FRED WILLARD as John Forrester (Tie with Donna Mills [GH] and Ray Wise [Y&R])
Outstanding Technical Team for a Drama Series
Sound Mixing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series: Music Supervisor Lothar Struff, Composers Jack Allocco, Bradley Bell, David Kurtz, John Nordstrom
Outstanding Original Song – Drama: “Hands of Time” Bradley Bell, Anthony Ferrari, Casey Kasprzyk, Composers & Lyricists
Outstanding Costume Design for a Drama Series: Costume Designer Glenda Maddox
Outstanding Stunt Coordination: Tie between The Bold and the Beautiful and The Bold and the Beautiful (Steps): Stunt Coordinators Mike Cassidy, Mickey Cassidy
Click here and here to see the stars from B&B and other CBS Daytime shows on the Emmy red carpet. (Apr 27, 2015)
After a brief story arc that had her back in the Bold & Beautiful mix as part of Liam's takeover bid, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood comes back to B&B as Steffy in April - and this time, she's back on contract, so Steffy won't be leaving so soon.
Wood returned recently for an arc that aired from late January through early March in which Steffy was enlisted by Liam to help with his bid to take over Forrester Creations so he could oust Rick as CEO. Steffy would only participate if she and Liam reunited as a couple and in business, and when Liam stayed faithful to Ivy, Steffy chose to return to Paris.
Look for Steffy to continue her rivalry with her cousin, Ivy, and possibly rekindle a romance with a character who lately has been nothing but trouble.
Wood is back in the studio in April, with her first airdate scheduled for Tuesday, May 26. (Apr 24, 2015)
In interviews that followed the reveal that Maya was born as a male named Myron, actress Karla Mosley and Executive Producer/Head Writer Bradley Bell both stated that B&B would cast transgender actors in the near future. Now, Soap Opera Digest reports that the first such role is being cast.
According to a report on the SOD web site , B&B is seeking a transgender actor or actress of any ethnicity for four shows (and possibly more) to begin shooting on April 7. The description says the character is, "A strong, confidant person who’s completed their transition and is mentoring other Trans people."
How will this new character fit in with Maya's story? Will the character be a male or a female? And will B&B fans see more of this new character beyond the initial four shows? Stay tuned... (Mar 29, 2015)
On March 27, Karla Mosley (Maya) appeared on the MSNBC series "So Popular" to discuss the groundbreaking story on B&B that revealed that her character, Maya Avant, was born as a male named Myron.
Show host Janet Mock questioned Mosley based on questions from fans who wanted about Maya's story, including some that questioned whether the show and the actress would do justice to the controversial story.
In one part of the segment, the actress talked about the previous back-story for Maya that said she had a baby that she put up for adoption before she went to prison. Following similar statements made by the actress on Twitter, she feels like those events have been addressed as part of the current story. Mosley also talked about B&B's plans to bring on transgender actors and characters to be part of the story as it develops.
Check out the video below to see Karla and Janet discuss this latest high-profile story on B&B. (Mar 29, 2015)
With the surprising reveal at the end of the Mar 18 episode of Bold and the Beautiful that Maya was born as a man named Myron, B&B fans everywhere were stunned. The reveal was completely unexpected, causing ripples across social media. Questions arose based on what viewers know of Maya's history since she debuted on B&B in January, 2013. And on top of all that, viewers were left wondering where B&B would go next with the story.
Soon after the show had aired, interviews with B&B Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley Bell and Maya's portrayer Karla Mosley, started popping up online and on TV. Entertainment Tonight and CBS This Morning had features on the storyline twist on TV, and several online magazines presented articles about it as well.
Bell explained that he came up with idea for the story about 3 months ago and revealed the twist to Mosley. When questioned about why he chose to do the story, Bell stressed that this is a story about love and tolerance. He said in a statement, "It is about people respecting other people's differences and their uniqueness. In the end, we all want to be loved, and in order to love someone else you first have to love yourself. If you are transgender, gay, straight, it doesn't matter. It's about finding love in life. This is a love story."
Mosley admitted to USA Today that she was surprised when Bell told her about the plans for her character. "My first reaction was surprise," she explained, "because 10 or 20 years ago, this is not a story we would be telling, and not in a way that's truthful and not sensational. My second reaction was, 'Thank you.' It's a gift it's a privilege. It's a real opportunity to educate our viewers here and all over the world."
Although the B&B cast and crew managed to keep the reveal a surprise until it was disclosed on Mar 18, Mosley popped on to her Twitter feed shortly after and shared some thoughts. "Totally not supposed to be tweeting, but thanks for all the LOVE. So much more to come," she stated in one tweet.
To read some of the online coverage in the media, click on the following links.
The Wrap Link #1
The Wrap Link #2
The Daily Beast
Stay tuned as Maya's story unfolds on The Bold & the Beautiful to see where this goes next. (Mar 22, 2015)
In her latest update to her fans via social media since her accident, Linsey Godfrey (Caroline) took to Instagram again this past weekend with a pair of videos showing her first steps.
As previously reported, the actress who plays Caroline was the victim of a horrifying accident in February when she was struck by an out-of-control vehicle. After being pinned under the vehicle, Godfrey was rushed to the hospital and treated for severe injuries to her ankles. She has used her social media presence on Twitter and Instagram to document her recovery, from post-op care to being reunited with her daughter, Aleda, and to her return to work on a limited basis on B&B.
In the first video posted this weekend, captioned "Look what I can do," the actress takes a monumental first step. Here is that video:
Look at what I can do!
A video posted by Linsey Godfrey (@ohmygodfrey) on Mar 15, 2015 at 8:34pm PDT
Godfrey also posted one more video, captioned "Look at my feets," where she tries to clear a yoga mat.
The World of B&B wishes Linsey the best in her continued recovery. (Mar 16, 2015)
With The Bold & the Beautiful about to celebrate its 28th anniversary on March 23, Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley P. Bell issued a press release thanking the fans for making the milestone event happen.
In the press release, Bell said, "Twenty eight years on television is a tremendous achievement. I work with a brilliant ensemble of cast, production crew, writers and staff. I am grateful to CBS for their unwavering support and for their longstanding commitment to The Bold and the Beautiful. None of this would be possible without the steadfast loyalty and dedication of our fans around the world."
B&B, created by the late William J. Bell and his wife Lee Phillip Bell, recently aired a landmark 7000th episode in late January which showcased behind the scenes looks at production, interviews with the stars and flashbacks to past episodes. In 2010, B&B was honored by the title of the Most Popular Daytime Soap Currently on TV in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The World of B&B congratulates the show on reaching 28 years on the air and looks forward to many more! (Mar 16, 2015)
The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless, both created by the Bell family, have long been considered sister shows. But on March 13, the two shows became competitors of a different sort when members of the casts of the shows competed in a pop-shot basketball tournament called #CBSSoapMayhem.
Taking place at CBS Television City, where both shows are taped, the first round consisted of four pairings from each show competing against each other. The four winners of that round then competed in a second round and a third, whittling the field down to a final winner from each show. The two show winners then competed for the winner's title of the tournament. Fans could follow the tournament via Twitter and Instagram using the #CBSSoapMayhem hashtag.
In the first round, B&B's on-screen father and son, Don Diamont (Bill) and Darin Brooks (Wyatt) battled on the court, while former rivals Jacob Young (Rick) and Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter) took each other on. Representing the ladies of B&B, on-screen sisters Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) and Heather Tom (Katie), and Karla Mosley (Maya) and Reign Edwards (Nicole), went head to head. On the Y&R side, Sean Carrigan (Ben Rayburn) went up against Joshua Morrow (Nick Newman), Bryton James (Devon Hamilton) competed with Lachlan Buchanan (Kyle Abbott), Melissa Ordway (Abby Newman) took on her on-screen niece Hunter King (Summer Newman), and Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman) took on Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Lawson).
In the end, it was B&B's Don Diamont going against Y&R's Bryton James in the final round. James took the title, but Diamont put up a good fight.
To see the full bracket with results from all matches and view photos, click here for CBS.com's coverage of the event. Also, check out Twitter and Instagram by searching for the #CBSSoapMayhem hashtag.(Mar 16, 2015)
Steffy may have left L.A. after her bid to get Liam as lover and business partner didn't work out. But Jacqueline MacInnes Wood told fans on Facebook that Steffy WILL be back.
The actress held a chat on her Facebook page on Saturday, March 7, giving fans a chance to ask her questions about what she's up to. The timing was perfect since Steffy had just left the canvas only a few days earlier.
When asked if she will be returning to B&B, Jacqui Mac answered:
"Steffy will be coming back. I will start filming again in April for a MUCH longer stay! Fresh new storyline."
With April still a month away, and B&B taping several weeks in advance, it will be some time before Steffy is back on screen. What does her new story entail? Will she go after Liam again? Or will Steffy find a new man and leave Liam in her past?
Stay tuned, B&B fans. Only time will tell. (Mar 09, 2015)
Kim Matula will be back at Bold and the Beautiful soon, although it may just be a brief visit.
Matula left B&B to pursue other acting opportunities in November, 2014, and her last episode aired on December 12. In story, Hope lost her baby after a fall and went to Milan to spend time with her mother, who was running the Forrester Creations offer in that city. Her husband, Wyatt, followed to try and salvage their marriage. Brooke returned to L.A. in late January, saying that Hope had remained behind with Wyatt, and Wyatt returned a few weeks later saying that his marriage was over.
Soap Opera Digest reported on March 2 that Matula will return to the B&B studio to film on Wednesday, March 4, the same day that Linsey Godfrey (Caroline) is due back after recovering from injuries she sustained on February 2 after being hit by a car.
The article only mentions one episode, so this doesn't seem to be long term.
Once an airdate is disclosed, The World of B&B will share it. In the meantime, Hope fans can look forward to a return of their fave, even if it is only for one day. (Mar 03, 2015)
Linsey Godfrey will be back at Bold and the Beautiful this week, following her ankle injuries in February after she was struck by a car in Los Angeles.
Soap Opera Digest reported on March 2 that Godfrey will return to work on March 4. The announcement came just one month after the accident which left the actress hospitalized and recovering for several weeks.
The actress showed her first signs of being out and about over the weekend of Feb 28. On her Instagram, she posted a video of her daughter Aleda on their first Mommy & Me class since the accident. She posted the following comment with the video: "Aleda playing with friends at her first Mommy and Me class since the accident! She loved it! She's such a silly kid! And I love when Daddy dresses her! He get a gold star! @rgaiphone SOOO cute!"
On her Twitter feed, Godfrey announced that she will only be working one day this week, but we at World of B&B hope that this is the start of her return and look forward to seeing Caroline back on our screens. (Mar 03, 2015)
The Bold and the Beautiful is watched all over the world, and two significant announcments were made about the show's presence outside the US on March 02.
After being off the air in the United Kingdom for some time, B&B has struck a deal to create a You Tube Channel that will air episodes of the soap online.
“We are excited to become the first American soap to air exclusively on YouTube in the UK,” said Emmy® Award-Winning Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley P. Bell. “Unlike other online VOD services in the territory, YouTube has no pay wall and is used by nearly two-thirds of the UK population. We plan to release behind-the-scenes and other bonus content created especially for the UK, and also take advantage of the community-building features of YouTube to provide a much richer experience than we could on traditional broadcast television.”
Content will be advertising supported but completely free to watch to anyone in the UK at https://www.youtube.com/boldandbeautifuluk. Users outside the UK will not be able to access these episodes but will be able to view clips and other bonus content. Viewers will also have the chance to enter competitions for prizes including a visit to the B&B set in Los Angeles.
“Having an official destination in the UK where fans can watch high quality copies of the show helps solve the supply part of the piracy problem,” said Billion Dollar Boy Founder, Edward East. “Recently there has been nowhere for UK fans to watch the show other than to break the law. We’re very happy to be able to provide a solution to that. We are also actively targeting full copies on YouTube and other video platforms uploaded illegally.”
Beginning with episode 6720, in which actor Thorsten Kaye (Smash, All My Children, One Life to Live, Port Charles) debuted as “Ridge Forrester”, two episodes will be available every weekday at 11:00 GMT.
In addition, The Bold and the Beautiful has signed a historic lifetime programming deal with the Australia’s Network Ten.
Entering its 28th year on TEN in 2015, the agreement will see The Bold and the Beautiful broadcast exclusively on TEN for the show’s entire run of series in Australia.
TEN first aired the premiere episode of The Bold and the Beautiful on November 23, 1987, and has been the Australian home of the iconic series ever since.
Executive Producer and Head Writer, Bradley P. Bell, said: “This lifetime broadcast deal is possible thanks to the special chemistry we share with Australian viewers and an outstanding broadcast partner like Network Ten, for which we are grateful. In television, a long-term commitment like this is rare. We are elated to celebrate this amazing joint achievement.”
Network Ten Chief Programming Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “For nearly three decades, Australians have followed the entangled lives of the Forrester, Logan and Spencer families on TEN. We’re thrilled that TEN will always be the Australian home of The Bold and the Beautiful.”
The Bold and the Beautiful is broadcast on TEN weekdays at 4:30 p.m. and is consistently number one in its timeslot in total people, averaging a 33.8% commercial share. (Mar 03, 2015)
Linsey Godfrey (Caroline) provided updates on her recovery via Twitter and Instagram on Saturday, February 14.
As previously reported, Godfrey suffered injuries to her ankles after she was hit by a car on a Los Angeles street. She was taken to the hospital on February 2 and underwent surgery and remained in the hopsital since that time. B&B changed taping schedules to work around her absence until they had a better idea of her prognosis.
The actress reported on Twitter that she got home just in time for Valentine's Day, and she immediately reached out to thank all the fans who have been thinking of her for their support.
The actress also posted a photo on her Instagram with her 8 month old daughter Aleda.
The World of B&B is rooting for Linsey through her recovery period and hope to see her back on B&B once she is healed. (Feb 15, 2015)
The official 2015 Daytime Emmy pre-nominations have been announced.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences released a list of 59 performers, of which six will be awarded Daytime Emmy trophies during the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Award ceremony in April.
Actors from the four daytime soaps on the air in 2014 -- The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, and The Young and the Restless -- were eligible for Emmy consideration this year.
Ten candidates in each category - eleven in the Lead Actor and Supporting Actress categories due to ties - received the highest number of votes in the initial ballot and now advance to the blue ribbon at-home screening round, scheduled to begin on February 24, 2015, to determine both nominees and Emmy winners.
Congratulations to the following Bold and Beautiful actors for their pre-nominations.
Outstanding Lead Actress: Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), Heather Tom (Katie)
Outstanding Lead Actor: John McCook (Eric)
Outstanding Supporting Actor: Darin Brooks (Wyatt), Scott Clifton (Liam), Jacob Young (Rick)
Outstanding Supporting Actress: Linsey Godfrey (Caroline), Kim Matula (Hope)
Outstanding Younger Actress: Ashleigh Brewer (Ivy), Ashlyn Pearce (Aly)
Click here for a list of all pre-nominees in all six categories from all four eligible shows.
The nominations for this year's Daytime Emmys will be announced Thursday, March 26. The ceremony will be held April 26. A venue has not yet been named, and there are currently no announced plans for a televised ceremony. (Feb 08, 2015)
Best wishes to a Bold & Beautiful actress on the mend after a harrowing experience this past week.
Linsey Godfrey (Caroline) was struck by a car in the afternoon on February 02 while she was walking on a Los Angeles sidewalk. According to various reports, the actress was struck around 2:30 PM at near the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Granville Avenue, and she was pinned beneath the car for a period of time until a passerby helped free her from the wreckage.
The car that hit the actress veered onto the sidewalk after being involved in an accident with another vehicle. Police arrived on the scene, but no arrests were made at that time. However, police said the collision is under investigation.
Godfrey was taken to the hospital, where she was brought into surgery for what was initially misreported as injuries to two broken legs, but later clarified as ankle injuries.
Godfrey's fiancee, Robert Adamson (who plays Noah Newman on Young and the Restless) tweeted an update on Twitter on Tuesday:
"She is going to be OK. Thank you. Already charming her Dr's and Nurses. She's been through worse than this and she'll be back on her feet before we all know it. She's the best girl and the best momma, and soon this will all be a distant memory."
Adamson and Godfrey welcomed their first child, a daughter, in June, 2014.
Godfrey's co-stars, including Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), Jacob Young (Rick), Ashlyn Pearce (Aly) and Scott Clifton (Liam) tweeted well wishes to the actress, as did one of her on-screen moms, Crystal Chappel (Danielle).
Even though Caroline is front burner in story now, B&B has adjusted their taping schedule to work around Godfrey's injuries. (Feb 08, 2015)
On January 23, 2015, The Bold and the Beautiful celebrates the airing of its 7000th episode! The special milestone episode, airing in the show's regular time slot on CBS Daytime (1:30-2:00 PM, ET; 12:30-1:00 PM, PT), will break format and feature a retrospective documentary that showcases the most iconic moments and the history of the show’s creation, commentary from the cast, fashion throughout the decades, unforgettable guest stars, original screen test footage and more.
"7,000 episodes of television is an incredible achievement, and one we are tremendously proud of," said Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, Daytime, CBS Entertainment. "This milestone is a testament to the impact of Bill and Lee Bell on the genre, the passion and creativity of Brad Bell, his staff and crew and the unwavering support of our loyal fans."
"THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL – 7,000 continuous episodes of television and going strong! What a milestone. Much gratitude to our incredibly loyal fans around the world and to Angelica McDaniel and CBS for allowing us our freedom of expression for over 27 years," said Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley P. Bell.
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL will celebrate the 7,000th with a live Twitter chat including cast members Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke, @KatherineKellyL on Twitter), Ashlyn Pearce (Aly, @abpearce), Heather Tom (Katie, @BBheathertom), Sean Kanan (Deacon, @seankanan), Jacob Young (Rick, @Jacob_W_Young), Karla Mosley (Maya, @karlamosley), Rena Sofer (Quinn, @RenaSofer), Darin Brooks (Wyatt, @THEEdarinbrooks), Ashleigh Brewer (Ivy, @AshleighBrewer1) and others on Friday, Jan. 23 (1:30-2:00 PM, ET) during the East Coast broadcast of the special episode.
In addition, CBS Television City dedicated Studio 31 to THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL executive producer and head writer Bradley P. Bell on Wednesday, Jan. 14. The eight-time Daytime Emmy Award® winner of the most watched daily dramatic serial in the world has been with the show since it was co-created by his parents, William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell in 1987.
As one last extra for this milestone, B&B created a behind the scenes time-lapse video that shows how sets like the Forrester mansion, Forrester Creations and others are brought to life by the crew each day. Check out the video below. (Jan 18, 2015)
Lawrence St. Victor brings Carter Walton to life on The Bold & the Beautiful regularly. But the actor took on another role on the show, script writer, on Friday, January 16.
The actor told Soap Opera Digest: "It’s common for actors to go into Brad’s [Bell, executive producer/head writer] office and talk about where their characters are going, and during one of those meetings, Brad asked if I ever wanted to write an episode. The episode deals with the aftermath of what has been seen: Maya follows up with Carter about their last conversation regarding Rick. That will be interesting [laughs]! We also see Caroline and Ridge contemplate if they’re ready to move forward together and Maya’s baby sister, Nicole [Reign Edwards], makes her introduction. It was fun, but it was a little scary, too!"
Producers must have liked what they saw from St. Victor, since the actor has another episode airing in February. Stay tuned for an air date for his next episode. (Jan 18, 2015)
Big Brother 16 houseguest Zach Rance was one of over a dozen former players of the reality game that showed up for B&B's recent Halloween "Big-Brother-Palooza" at Bikini, helping Liam, Ivy and Carter celebrate the spooky fun of the day. But he was back on the B&B set on Dec 12, as seen in a photo shared by the show's Twitter account, boldinsider. The photo shows Rance with B&B's Ashlyn Pearce (Aly) and Ashleigh Brewer (Ivy) in the Forrester CEO's office, with a Forrester Creations logo on Rance's shirt.
Look for Rance to appear on air sometime in February. (Jan 05, 2015)
With Wyatt taking steps to evaluate the state of his marriage to the currently absent Hope, his portrayer, Darin Brooks, will also be off the canvas for a while. Brooks took time off from B&B in December to film the movie version of BLUE MOUNTAIN STATE, the Spike TV series he previously starred in, which meant that Wyatt had to be off B&B for a short time.
Filming on the set of the Blue Mountain State film completed in mid December, and Brooks has already returned to work on the set of B&B. Wyatt will reappear on screen on B&B in late January or early February 2015. (Dec 28, 2014)
When Kim Matula announced that she would be leaving the role of Hope, a B&B rep said there were no plans to recast "at this time." But B&B's head honcho has hinted to Soap Opera Digest that Hope may be not be MIA for too long.
In the Dec 15 issue of SOD, Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley Bell says, "Hope Logan is a critical and central character to the show; Hope will continue to be on the show. We're losing Kim Matula, who is a brilliant actress, and I am hoping, at some point, she will return in the role. But the role will continue."
Bell adds, "It always presents a challenge to lose key, core characters and brilliant actors and actresses. But I've lost so many in recent years that I'm excited about the challenge."
Matula's last air date is December 12. Stay tuned to see how long B&B will be "hopeless" for. (Dec 12, 2014)
Ever want to spend the day on the Bold & Beautiful set with a B&B star? The charity the gocampaign.org is auctioning off a chance for a lucky fun to spend the day with actor Thorsten Kaye (Ridge) on the set.
The day includes:
- meeting Thorsten on the set of The Bold and the Beautiful
- joining Thorsten to get his hair, makeup, and wardrobe done
- helping Thorsten rehearse his lines
- walking with Thorsten to the historic Farmers Market, where CBS soap stars take their breaks, and join Thorsten and his co-stars for a bite to eat
- watching Thorsten film his scenes on the closed set of The Bold and the Beautiful.
Bidding concludes on Dec 16. Click here to bid or for more information. (Dec 12, 2014)
Although she didn't see a return to Bold & Beautiful in her immediate future when she posted on her Facebook page in October, Jacqueline Macinnes Wood reminded fans to never say never. And sure enough, the actress will be reprising the role of Steffy Forrester in scenes that will air at the end of January.
The actress was last seen as Steffy in December, 2013, when Quinn brought her to L.A. to stop Liam's wedding to Hope. She will be back in the studio the week of December 8, 2014, to film a handful episodes, and a show rep points out that Wood remains on recurring status and could return again. (Dec 08, 2014)
Look out, L.A. Maya has a younger sister! On December 2, Bold & Beautiful announced that Reign Edwards would take on the contract role of Nicole Avant, Maya's sister. Just one day after her 18th birthday, Edwards told Soap Opera Digest about her new alter ego, "She’s Maya’s little sister, so they’re going to have some similarities but they’ll also have their differences, too."
Look for Edwards to debut as Nicole in January. (Dec 08, 2014)
After a long nomination and confirmation process, Bold & Beautiful producer Colleen Bell was selected on December 3 to be the next United States ambassador to Hungary. The Senate confirmed Bell to the ambassador post with a vote of 52-42, voting along party lines. Republicans like Senator John McCain (R-Ariz) objected to Bell attaining the post as a political appointee based on her fund-raising efforts for the President in the last election, but Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif) defended Bell as someone who is "intelligent," "successful" and "knows how to make friends."
For a humorous look at the story behind Bell's appointment, check out this video from the Colbert Report:
(Dec 08, 2014)
The Bold & the Beautiful has put a casting call for a young leading male. Soap Opera Uncensored reported on Nov 19 that B&B is seeking a male in his early 20s to play a character who is "articulate, assertive, charismatic, educated, from a prominent family." The role is said to be heavily recurring and could lead to a contact.
There's no word on whether this is a new part or a recast of an existing character. And the show has no shortage of prominent families, like the Forresters and the Spencers. So who can this be? Stay tuned, Bold & Beautiful fans. (Nov 23, 2014)
Inspired by an episode of his MTV series Fantasy Factory, professional skateboarder, actor, entrepreneur, producer, and reality TV star Rob Dyrdek surprised his mom Patty with a birthday bucketlist, starting with a guest appearance on The Bold & the Beautiful.
Apparently Patty has been a fan of B&B for over 25 years, so one of her wishes to see the show tape. Imagine her surprise when she got to act on the show as a Spencer employee, sharing scenes with Don Diamont (Bill) and Heather Tom (Katie).
Check out a video of Patty's B&B experience at CBS.com, and view a photo of her with some Bold and Beautiful folks on Rob's Facebook page. Tune in on November 25 to see her on air. (Nov 23, 2014)
In Breaking News, The Bold & the Beautiful announced on Wednesday that Kim Matula has decided to leave the role of Hope Logan on the soap.
The show's BoldInsider Twitter feed announced on Wednesday:
We wish #KimMatula the best as she moves on to other opportunities. We love Kim & she will always be a part of the #BoldandBeautiful family.Fans were unsure whether to believe it, even though it was the show's official feed as the source, but various online news outlets later confirmed the information, with a B&B spokesperson saying that there were no plans to recast at this time.
Scott Clifton also confirmed the news on his Twitter account:
Hey guys. It's true, Kim has elected not to renew her contract with B&B. We're so sad to see her go, and yet thrilled to see her shine.Matula joined the B&B cast in late 2009, first appearing on screen in January, 2010 as Brooke's SORASed younger daughter. She had just moved from Texas to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career, She quickly attained frontburner status on the show, especially once she was paired with Scott Clifton and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood in the Hope/Liam/Steffy triangle, and more recently with Clifton and Darin Brooks in the Liam/Hope/Wyatt triangle.
Kim took to her Instagram account on Thursday, November 6 to deliver some photos and comments to her fans. She wrote.
What can I say about today? I can officially confirm that I filmed my last scenes at The Bold and The Beautiful. For now. ;) It was a day full of love and laughter and reminiscing about the past 5 years. I made the incredibly difficult decision not to re-sign my contract so that I could spread my wings as an actor and see what this big beautiful world has to offer. But I can never put into words just how amazing and inspiring this show has been. What a huge part of my life. I do not see this as a "goodbye" but more of a "see you later." Thank you for giving me an unforgettable 5 years as Hope Logan and thank you to every single viewer who sat side by side with me on this journey. Cheers to the next adventure!!
Stay tuned for more details about Kim's exit from the show as they become available. The World of B&B wishes her luck in her future endeavors.(Updated Nov 07, 2014)
Since her contract with Bold & Beautiful ended, there have always been rumors about Jacqueline MacInnes Wood returning to the role of Steffy. The actress made a handful of brief appearances in 2013, but there have always been rumors that she may be back again.
Last week in Facebook, the actress posted some announcements that make it clear she isn't returning at this time. She said:
"As much as I love The Bold and The Beautiful and still wanted to be a part of it, unfortunately we weren't on the same page contractually/scheduling etc. These things happen in this industry and I hope all my fans can understand that. I am a huge supporter of Brad Bell and the entire cast and crew. Love and kisses to all of my fans. I really do care about you all."
Of course, the rule in soaps is to never say never, so Wood later added,
"Hey! If characters can be recast, shot, fall down elevator shafts and come back to life months/years later lol then never say never. XOXO Love u all and will DEFINITELY keep u posted on future projects."(Nov 05, 2014)
The Bold & the Beautiful hosts its next Forrester fashion show on November 20, when Ridge and Caroline's couture collection is presented. And Eric will have a visitor from Genoa City there when Judith Chapman brings Gloria Fisher from The Young & the Restless to B&B!
TV Guide reports that Gloria, who met Eric at the wedding of her son Michael Baldwin to Eric's longtime friend (and former lover) Lauren Fenmore on Y&R in 2005, follows through on a promise she made then to attend a Forrester fashion show someday. "Expect some business talk and a little flirting," a B&B rep told the magazine. (Oct 26, 2014)
Soap Opera Digest reports that The Bold & the Beautiful is seeking an African-American actress between the ages of 25-28 with strong credits to play the contract role of Camille, an intelligent, crafty woman who goes after what she wants. (Oct 19, 2014)
The Bold & the Beautiful has announced that the show is seeking a beautiful Caucasian actress between the ages of 20 and 25 to play a leading lady on the soap. The unnamed role, which is recurring with possibility of going to contract, is described as sophisticated, worldly, confident and polished. There is no word on whether this leading lady would be a new role or a recast of an existing part. Stay tuned for details as they develop. (Oct 05, 2014)
Karla Mosley (Maya) will appear as a guest model on the CBS Daytime game show The Price is Right on October 15th, 16th, and 17th. Check your local listings for time and channel. (Oct 05, 2014)
During the summer, sources within the Dutch TV industry were reporting that The Bold and the Beautiful's next international remote would be in Amsterdam. B&B never confirmed the reports, although they did announce a live fan show in the Netherlands scheduled for the first week in October. But now the show has finally confirmed that they will be filming a romantic story in Amsterdam!
"While in the Netherlands for a Forrester Creations photo shoot, one couple finds love while another is falling apart," B&B Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley Bell announced on Sept. 24. "The action takes place over seven episodes, and we are very excited about showcasing the beauty of Amsterdam during our shoot."
Cast members Ashleigh Brewer (Ivy Forrester), Darin Brooks (Wyatt Spencer), Scott Clifton (Liam Spencer) and Kim Matula (Hope Logan Spencer) will take part, and they will be joined by Dutch actor and singer Ferry Doedens (Luke Sanders, "Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden", or "Good Times, Bad Times") as Forrester Creations’ local public relations executive, a role created especially for these episodes. The seven episodes will air in the United States on CBS in November and in the Netherlands in 2015.
The filming coincides with the previously announced official 2014 "B&B Fan Show," which will take place in the Netherlands on Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4. Doedens will join Clifton, Matula, Heather Tom (Katie), Thorsten Kaye (Ridge), John McCook (Eric) and Hunter Tylo (Taylor) for the fan show event.
Locations to be featured during filming in Amsterdam include the exteriors of the historic Hotel de L’Europe, a five-star luxury hotel in the heart of Amsterdam. Netherlands-based Stepping Stone Productions will assist "B&B" crew during filming. (Sep 29, 2014)
As previously reported, Big Brother 16 houseguest Donny Thompson learned on the night of his eviction that The Bold & the Beautiful wanted him to do a guest spot on the daytime drama. But Donny was sequestered in the show's jury house until the Sept. 24 finale. Now that the season is over, B&B has announced when Donny will appear... and which other former Big Brother houseguests will join him!
TV Guide's Michael Logan reports that Donny will appear on B&B's Halloween episodes, airing on Oct. 30 and 31 - and he'll be joined by 7 of his fellow houseguests from season 16 and 5 other houseguests from past seasons in a B&B "Big Brother-Palooza."
Thompson will be joined in the two episodes by BB16 houseguests Amber Borzotra, Cody Calafiore, Zach Rance, Hayden Voss, Nicole Franzel, Caleb Reynolds and Devin Shephard, as well as Season 11 & 13's Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd, Season 12 & 13's Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas, and Season 15's Elissa Slater. (Schroeder, Lloyd, Reilly, Villegas and Slater have all appeared on B&B before, with Reilly and Villegas recurring as a waitress and bartender at Bikini multiple times.)
B&B Supervising Producer Casey Kasprzyk said in a statement, "We were only limited by time and budget. Otherwise, we would have invited even more houseguests. This was a season of terrific personalities." Kasprzyk also said that Donny's appearance will include a nod to his houseguests guessing what his real profession was outside the house. Since houseguests thought the humble Donny might secretly be a Harvard genius or an undercover ninja, Kasprzyk said, "We're going to have fun with all the speculations about Donny's 'real' career and it'll involve a lot of costume changes."
Of course, this is still The Bold & the Beautiful, so all these Big Brother houseguests have to be sharing screen time with some familiar folks from the world of the Forresters, Logans and Spencers. So fans can look forward to seeing the former houseguests appear in scenes with Scott Clifton (Liam) and Ashleigh Brewer (Ivy). Tune in on Oct 30 and 31 to see how it all plays out. (Sep 29, 2014)
From it's very beginning, the drama of the life of Brooke Logan has been a mainstay for The Bold and the Beautiful. But viewers will be seeing less of Brooke for a few months when her portrayer, Katherine Kelly Lang, trades Forrester fashion for dancing shoes in the upcoming 10th season of Ballando con le Stelle, the Italian version of Dancing with the Stars!
The actress posted on her Facebook page, "I would like to share some very exciting news! My sweetie and I are moving to Italy for the next couple of months … The first live dance will be October 4th, please tune in and vote!"
As for what this means for Brooke, Lang added, "Brooke will be heading to the Milan office for Forester International for some much needed private time and reflection … Once the Ballando con le Stelle is over I will be back to work at The Bold and the Beautiful - unless we can get Brad [Bell, executive producer/head writer] to come to Italy to do a remote!”
As for how this came about, the actress told Michael Fairman for his web site, On Air/On Soaps:
I did do one episode of Dancing with the Stars Italy about six years ago, or so. I didn’t want to do it longer at that time, because I didn’t want to take time out from The Bold and the Beautiful. But this did work out this time where I could take off the time in between contracts, so I said, "OK!" Dancing with the Stars Italy has been calling me to do the full show, and I didn’t want to do what Ronn Moss (Ex-Ridge, B&B) did, and go back and forth from Italy each week, and all that craziness. I am going to go and stay in Italy for the duration, instead.
Click here to read more of Katherine's chat with Michael Fairman, and good luck to her when the competition starts! (Sep 14, 2014)
B&B fans have heard mention of Eric's younger brother, John Forrester, for years, first back in 1994 when we met his daughter Jessica, and then more recently again when his other daughter, Ivy, came into the story. But John has only been an off-screen presence so far - but that will change soon.
B&B has cast comedic actor Fred Willard as John in a four episode stint on the show, starting the first week in October. John, who is a party-loving traveling salesman/inventor, decides to pay his daughter a visit in Los Angeles and takes some time to reconnect with his fashion designing older brother, Eric.
Willard's film credits include This is Spinal Tap, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Best in Show and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. He has also had recurring roles on TV in Roseanne, Mad About You, King of the Hill, and Everybody Loves Raymond, and he current recurs on the ABC series Modern Family as Phil Dunphy's dad, Frank.
What happens when John arrives in L.A.? Will Ivy be glad to see her dad, who she told Liam is her best friend? How will Eric react to having his brother in town? Tune in the first week of October to find out! (Sep 01, 2014)
On Thursday, August 28, Big Brother 16 houseguest Donny Thompson got some bad news when he was the latest evictee from the Big Brother house. But in his exit interview, he got a surprise from host Julie Chen: The Bold and the Beautiful wants him to guest on the show!
Thompson won't be the first Big Brother houseguest to make the leap from BB to B&B: Drew Daniel was the first following his win in 2004, and Jeff Schroeder (BB11, 2009), Jordan Lloyd (BB11, 2009), Brendon Villegas (BB12, 2010), Rachel Reilly (BB12, 2010), Cassi Colvin (BB13, 2011) and Howard Overby (BB15, 2013) all appeared following their Big Brother seasons, and Reilly and Villegas still recur now as the Bikini waitress and bartender. In addition, Marcellas Reynolds, who was in Big Brother 3 in 2002, had a small part on B&B in 2005, and Schroeder returned in a second role in 2013 as part of the Room 8 storyline.
There's no word yet on who Thompson, a groundskeeper from North Carolina who worked at the high school attended by country singer Kelly Pickler before Big Brother, will play, or when he'll appear. He is currently in the jury house awaiting Big Brother 16's September 24 finale, and B&B needs time to write his scenes, so chances are good that he'd tape right after the finale. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available. (Sep 01, 2014)
Having returned to work from her maternity leave when B&B's summer hiatus ended in early August, Lindsey Godfrey returns to the screen as Caroline on September 2. (Aug 25, 2014)
Bob Barker pays another visit to The Bold & the Beautiful on August 28 to catch up with his friend Liam. But when he meets Liam's brother Wyatt, fists fly in an homage to Barker's appearance in the 1996 film HAPPY GILMORE. (Aug 25, 2014)
The Bold and the Beautiful has always been proud of its popularity overseas. And in an upcoming series of events, fans in the Netherlands will get to see some of the stars of the show live.
Actors from the show will appear in a live stage show in the Netherlands on October 3rd and 4th. The Official 2014 B&B Fan Show and will take place in Utrecht, a community just outside the Dutch capital of Amsterdam, at Theater Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn. Tickets go on sale beginning July 30th, 2014 and may be purchased only at www.seetickets.nl and www.rtltickets.nl.
Ticket price for THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL LIVE! is €38.50 (approximately .00) including tax; excluding booking and transaction fee. Tickets may also be purchased by phone from See Tickets: +31.880.112.610.
Participating actors include Scott Clifton (Liam Spencer), Thorsten Kaye (Ridge Forrester), Kim Matula (Hope Logan) and Heather Tom (Katie Logan). Fans will get a unique peek into the behind-the-scenes world of the three-time Emmy® award-winning daytime drama, and a deep dive into the turbulent lives of the characters. The show will feature interaction between fans and the cast, including the chance to ask questions as well as revelations about the actors’ private lives and projects outside of the series.
Four shows are currently scheduled: an evening show on Friday, October 3rd, and three shows on Saturday, October 4th, 2014.
The show is produced by RTL Live Entertainment and THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. The series is broadcast worldwide in over 100 countries, including in the Netherlands on RTL 8 and RTL 4, and in the United States on CBS.
For more information about the show, visit www.rtl.nl/theboldandthebeautiful and www.boldandbeautiful.com. (Aug 04, 2014)
Linsey Godfrey (Caroline) took time off from The Bold & The Beautiful at the beginning of June for maternity leave, and she gave birth to daughter Aleda on June 12. But with B&B taking its summer hiatus in July, the actress would have been away from the set for a good chunk of that time, anyway, and she's ready to get back to work when the hiatus ends at the end of July. Godfrey shared with CBS Soaps in Depth that she plans to take her little one to work with her at CBS Television City, where she and fiance Robert Adamson (Y&R's Noah) both work. "How lucky are we to be in a situation where we have a job that allows us to be close to our kid?" she told the magazine. (Jul 27, 2014)
Lesli Kay (Felicia) tells CBS Soaps in Depth that her return to the show for one day, on August 7, might turn into something more. The actress reports that Head Writer and Executive Producer Brad Bell said, after having her back on the set, that there "needs to be more of this." And even though she's now working as a surgical technologist, Kay feels that she can work some B&B guest appearances into her schedule if called. (Jul 27, 2014)
Marcus has been on assignment in South Africa since his portrayer, Texas Battle, became a cast member of the syndicated series SAF3. It looks like that assignment may be extended, Battle tells CBS Soaps in Depth, since the series has started filming its second season in June - and because Battle has applied for South African citizenship.
Battle made one appearance on B&B while on SAF3, via a video made on his cell phone that was shown as a video chat from Marcus to Dayzee. Other than that, Marcus has been mentioned only occasionally. (Jul 13, 2014)
Kelly Kruger recently became engaged to her boyfriend, Darin Brooks (Wyatt) in Paris, and Soap Opera Digest reports that she'll also be appearing on Bold and the Beautiful herself soon!
Kruger will appear on Friday, August 8, during the show's upcoming remote as Eva, the chic and savvy publicist for Forrester Creations. (Jul 01, 2014)
Congratulations to two Bold and Beautiful stars on life-changing moments in their personal lives!
Congratulations to Linsey Godfrey (Caroline) and her fiance, Robert Adamson, on the birth of their baby girl, Aleda Seren Adamson. Godfrey tweeted on June 22 :
For all those asking, Robert and I welcomed our daughter Aleda Seren Adamson into the world last week!
Congratulations are also in order for Darin Brooks (Wyatt) and his girlfriend, Kelly Kruger (ex-Mac, Y&R) - or should we say his FIANCEE Kelly, since he popped the question in Paris! On June 24, Brooks tweeted "Well I asked her...," with a link to an Instagram photo of him and Kruger kissing in Paris. Kruger then tweeted, "...and I said yes," with a link to the same photo. (Jul 01, 2014)
The Bold And The Beautiful will travel to Amsterdam this fall to shoot multiple episodes in the city. The news was confirmed by the film commission in the capital city.
There is no word yet as to which actors will appear in the episodes, which will shoot in September or October.
B&B has filmed this year in the United Arab Emirates, Monaco and Paris. Past shoots include Lake Como (1997), Venice (1999), Portofino (2002), Sydney, Australia (2007), Aspen, Colorado (2011-12), Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (2011) and Puglia, Italy (2012). (Jun 16, 2014)
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL has received its ninth consecutive win in the Monte Carlo Television Festival’s International TV Audience Awards in the “Telenovela/Soap Opera” category. The award was presented at the Festival on June 11, confirming that B&B remains the world’s most watched series in its genre.
Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley Bell and cast members Kim Matula (Hope), Darin Brooks (Wyatt), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) and Thorsten Kaye (Ridge) accepted the award on stage at the Closing Awards Ceremony at the Grimaldi Forum.
Congrats to B&B for the win again this year. (Jun 16, 2014)
The Bold And The Beautiful announced on June 8 in Monte Carlo that they will celebrate 25 years of broadcasting in France with a remote shoot in Paris, France.
During a press conference at the Monte Carlo Television Festival, B&B Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley Bell announced a three-day multi-episode location shoot in the French capitol that will start on June 11th.
Bell said, "THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL is long overdue for a rendezvous with the world-renowned romance of Paris, France. Forrester Creations has always had its international office in Paris, and now we’re going to take our cameras in for a closer look. We will show you Paris as you've never seen it before."
B&B first aired on French state broadcaster France 2 under the title "Amour, Gloire et Beautй" on June 12th, 1989, where it is still broadcast today.
Actors Kim Matula (Hope), Scott Clifton (Liam), Darin Brooks (Liam) and Ashleigh Brewer (Ivy) will begin the three-day multi-episode location shoot on June 11th, and the episodes will air in the U.S. on the CBS Television Network from August 6th through 14th. Audiences in France will see the episodes in 2016.
This is the latest international remote shoot for B&B. In addition to the recent shoot in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in March (which just finished airing in the US), past shoots include Lake Como (1997), Venice (1999), Portofino (2002), Sydney, Australia (2007), Aspen, Colorado (2011-12), Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (2011) and Puglia, Italy (2012). The show will also be shooting this week in Monaco on June 9 and 10. (Jun 08, 2014)
Looks like Felicia Forrester will be reuniting with her family soon, since her portrayer, Lesli Kay, tweeted on June 5 that she just taped an upcoming episode of The Bold and the Beautiful. The tweet also showed a photo of her parking spot at CBS.
What brings Felicia back to B&B? There's no word yet, but stay tuned! (Jun 08, 2014)
Congratulations to The Bold and the Beautiful on recent ratings successes.
For the just completed season of September 2013 through May 2014, The Bold and the Beautiful” was up 10% (3.89m from 3.52m).
In addition, during the just-completed May sweeps period, B&B posted its largest audience since the 2007-2008 season, and its best household rating and largest May Sweep audience since 2008.
Click here to read about the ratings for all the CBS Daytime shows during the season and May sweeps. (Jun 08, 2014)
The Bold & the Beautiful has issued a casting call for a new recurring male character, with a possible contract later. The part calls for a 32-38 year old man of any ethnicity who is "handsome, sophisticated, educated" and "sexy, very fit." Only candidates with strong credits should apply.
Who is this latest male presence in the world of the Forresters, Logans and Spencers? Stay tuned. (May 29, 2014)
ALUM ALERT: Ashley Jones (ex-Bridget) appears in the Lifetime TV movie THE SECRET SEX LIFE OF A SINGLE MOM. The movie debuts on Lifetime on May 31 and will have additional airings during the month of June.
Jones both produces and stars in the film, based on the memoir by Canadian author Delaine Moore. Jones plays Delaine Morris, a devoted wife and mother who has built her life and identity around her family, but is prompted to make changes when she finds her husband is having an affair. Diving into the world of online dating, Delaine starts rediscovering herself sexually, but she has to wonder what would happen if she met her online mentor, "The Duke."
Congratulations to Ashley for her work both producing and starring. (May 29, 2014)
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL has received its ninth consecutive nomination for the Monte Carlo Television Festival’s International TV Audience Awards in the “Telenovela/Soap Opera” category. B&B has won this award for the last 8 years.
B&B also announced that Australian actress Ashleigh Brewer (Neighbors) has been cast in the newly created role of Ivy Forrester, niece of series patriarch Eric Forrester (John McCook). "We are thrilled to introduce Ashleigh at the festival, whose poise and talent are already well known in Australia and the UK," said series Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley P. Bell. "Ivy is the daughter of Eric’s younger brother, John Forrester, who has been living in Sydney. A young, worldly designer, Ivy is brought in to work on the new Hope for the Future jewelry line. It won’t be long before she finds herself deeply entangled in the lives and loves of our younger generation.” Brewer will make her first appearance on the series in the U.S. in early July.
Cast members Darin Brooks (Wyatt Spencer), Kim Matula (Hope Logan), Scott Clifton (Liam Spencer), Thorsten Kaye (Ridge Forrester), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan) and Ashleigh Brewer (Ivy Forrester) will attend the festival in the Principality of Monaco, as guests of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, from June 7th to 11th. The actors are set to attend the Opening Gala and Golden Nymph Award Ceremonies, as well as two free public autograph signings, a press conference and a location shoot.
The Ninth Annual TV Audience Awards category honors the programs that garnered the highest number of viewers worldwide in 2013 across five continents. The nominees were pre-selected among the 15 best-performing foreign fiction programs in 66 countries. The winners will be revealed at the 54th Golden Nymph Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, June 11th, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, and Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley Bell will be in attendance.
Autograph signings with the cast will take place Saturday, June 7th at 2:30 p.m. at the Cap 3000 Mall in Nice, France and Sunday, June 8th at 2:30 p.m. at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. A Press Conference will take place at 10:00 a.m. on June 8th at the Grimaldi Forum, for journalists accredited by the festival, and Bell plans to make a special announcement at the Press event. "This year’s festival is packed with excitement. At the press conference on Sunday, June 8th, we will make a surprise announcement. We will film a spectacular wedding at the most romantic spot in Monaco," Bell stated in a press release.
Congrats to B&B for being nominated for this award again, and stay tuned for more news about Ivy and the Monaco remote. (May 22, 2014)
Congratulations to Linsey Godfrey (Caroline), who is now engaged to Robert Adamson (Noah, Young & Restless).
As previously announced, Godfrey and Adamson are expecting a child in June. With her due date on June 19, Godfrey will be taking a seven week maternity leave from B&B starting the first week of June. But the actress tells CBS Soaps in Depth that Caroline might not be off the canvas for as long as she is. Between pre-taped scenes and the show taking a summer hiatus during the month of July, things work out well. Godfrey may, however, have to miss the Daytime Emmy Awards, which will be held on June 22. (May 19, 2014)
CBS Soaps in Depth reports that The Bold & the Beautiful is looking for a leading lady in her 40s with an Australian or British accent for a recurring role. The character is not named, but she is described as artistic and beautiful, with a strong business sense. (May 19, 2014)
Congratulations to THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL for 18 nominations in the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards!
On May 1, 2014, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced that THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL received 18 nominations for the 41st Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards.
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL was nominated in the following categories:
Outstanding Drama Series: Bradley P. Bell, Executive Producer; Rhonda Friedman, Supervising Producer; Edward Scott, Supervising Producer; Cynthia J. Popp, Casey Kasprzyk, Colleen Bell, Producers; Mark Pinciotti, Coordinating Producer. This marks the eighth nomination for B&B in this category, with three previous wins in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Outstanding Drama Series Writing: Bradley P. Bell, Head Writer; Michael Minnis, Co-Head Writer; Kay Alden, Co-Head Writer; Patrick Mulcahey, Tracey Ann Kelly, Rex M. Best, John F. Smith, Adam Dusevoir, Shannon Bradley and Michele Val Jean, Writers. This marks the tenth nomination for Bradley P. Bell and the B&B writing team in this category with two previous wins in 2010 and 2013.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Heather Tom as “Katie Logan.” This marks Tom’s 16th nomination, with five previous wins: 1993, 1999 (Y&R) in the Outstanding Younger Actress category; in 2011 in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category; and in 2012 and 2013 in the Outstanding Lead Actress category. She is the only actor in Daytime Emmy® history to win in all three acting categories.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Katherine Kelly Lang as “Brooke Logan.” This is Lang’s first nomination in this category. She was nominated in 2013 in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Scott Clifton as “Liam Spencer.” This marks Clifton’s second nomination in this category, with a win in 2013 and five previous nominations in the category of Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series, with a win in 2011.
Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series: Linsey Godfrey as “Caroline Spencer Forrester.” This marks Godfrey’s first nomination.
Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series: Kim Matula as “Hope Logan.” This marks Matula’s first nomination.
Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team: Michael Stich, Deveney Kelly, Cynthia J. Popp, David Shaughnessy and Jennifer Howard, Directors; Steven A. Wacker, Clyde Kaplan, Catherine Sedwick, and Jennifer Christianson, Associate Directors; Laura Yale, Douglas Jon Hayden and Lisa Winther-Huston, Stage Managers; Lori Staffier, Production Associate. This marks the ninth nomination for B&B in this category, with wins in 2011 and 2013.
Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design: Jack Forrestel, Production Designer; Fabrice Kenwood, Art Director; Elsa Zamparelli and Charlotte Garnell Scheide, Set Decorators. This marks the 18th nomination in this category, with six previous wins in 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 and 2012.
Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling for a Drama Series: Michele L. Arvizo, Key Hairstylist; Audrey Soto, Adriana Lucio and Romaine Markus-Myers, Hairstylists. This marks the tenth nomination for B&B in this category, with six previous wins in 1996, 1998, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013.
Outstanding Achievement in Makeup for a Drama Series: Christine Lai-Johnson, Key Makeup; Allison Carey, Jackie Brubaker and Melissa Sandora, Makeup. This marks the 13th nomination in this category with two previous wins in 1993 and 2011.
Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series: Lothar Struff, Music Supervisor; Bradley P. Bell, Jack Allocco and David Kurtz, Composers. This marks the sixth nomination for B&B in this category with three previous wins in 2010, 2011 and 2013.
Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing for a Drama Series: Brian Bagwell, Jonathon Smilowitz, Zoe Edgerton, Marc Beruti and Anthony Pascarelli, Editors. This marks the tenth nomination for B&B in this category with two previous wins in 1997 and 2008.
Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction: Patrick Cuniff and Phil Callan, Lighting Designers. This marks the 11th nomination for B&B in this category with three previous wins in 1994, 2006 and 2013.
Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control for a Drama Series: Jim Dray, Technical Director; Gordon Sweeney, Ted Morales, Tom Luth, and Dean Lamont, Camera Operators; Scha Jani and Roberto Bosio, Video Control. This marks the 11th nomination for B&B in this category with five previous wins in 1988, 1989, 1996, 2003 and 2013.
Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design for a Drama Series: Glenda Maddox, Costume Designer. This marks the 16th nomination for B&B in this category with six previous wins in 1991, 1992, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2013. This marks Maddox’s first nomination.
Outstanding Achievement in Casting for a Drama Series: Christy Dooley, Casting Director. This marks the third nomination for B&B in this category, with previous nods in 2007 and 2010.
Outstanding Achievement in Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series: Aaron Lepley, Production Mixer; Brian Connell and Danny Lecuna Re-Recording Mixers; Jerry Martz, Sound Effects Editor and Ricky Alvarez, Brian Cuneen, Dave Golba and Stan Sweeney, Boom Operators. This marks the eighth nomination in this category with two previous wins in 1994 and 2002.
Click here for a list of nominees from all categories.
The 41st Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards will take place on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (May 04, 2014)
Congratulations to The Bold & the Beautiful for starting its 28th year on the air today.
March 23, 2014 marked the 27th anniversary of the popular daytime drama, bringing it into the top ten list of the longest running scripted dramas broadcast on network television.
B&B Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley Bell said in a statement:
"Twenty-seven years on television is a wonderful accomplishment. I work with an amazing ensemble of cast, production crew, writers and staff. I am grateful to CBS for their long standing commitment to ‘B&B’ and to CBS Daytime executives Angelica McDaniel and Margot Wain for their unwavering support. None of this would be possible if it were not for our fans whose loyalty and dedication to the show have allowed us to reach this incredible milestone." (Mar 24, 2014)
Sean Kanan is returning to The Bold & the Beautiful as Deacon Sharpe in late spring.
The actor had been reprising his role as AJ Quartermaine on General Hospital, but TV Guide reports that Kanan and the ABC soap decided to part ways when Kanan had been unhappy with the direction of story for AJ.
Once he became available, Kanan contacted B&B Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley Bell, who signed the actor to a contract to return as Deacon. Kanan originally played the role of Deacon from 2000-2005, taking him to The Young and the Restless from 2009-2012 before a short return to B&B in 2012 for Hope's wedding in Italy.
"Deacon is my favorite of all the characters I've played," Kanan told TV Guide's Michael Logan. "I started my career in daytime on GH, but returning to B&B feels like I'm going home."
Kanan's first B&B airdate is currently scheduled for Friday, June 13. (Mar 24, 2014)
CBS Soaps in Depth reports in their April 7, 2014 issue that Hunter Tylo, who returned to B&B as Taylor for one day in late February, will be coming back for three weeks' worth of episodes starting Friday, April 25. With Aly's emotional issues, will she come face to face with Taylor, the woman who was driving the car that struck Aly's mom the night Darla died? (Mar 24, 2014)
Joanna Johnson is returning to The Bold and the Beautiful as Karen Spencer.
While B&B had issued a casting call for the role of Karen due to commitments by original cast member Johnson - she played Caroline Spencer from the show's debut in 1987 through 1990, and then played twin sister Karen from 1991-1995, and on and off since 2009 - as writer and executive producer of the ABC Family series THE FOSTERS, the actress has stated many times that she'd like to find a way to stay on B&B and appear as Karen when she can. At least for now, the show has decided to stick with the original, since Johnson will appear as Karen on April 16 and 17.
While there is no word on what brings Karen back into the fold this time, the actress did reveal on Twitter that she worked with long-time scene partner Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke). "Had fun doing it. Worked with KKL and it was like a flashback to when we started on B&B 27 yrs ago!!" the actress tweeted.
A few days earlier, a fan asked Johnson whether she preferred playing Caroline or Karen, and the actress replied, "I will always love Caroline, but loving Karen more since she came out and stood up against her brother!" (Mar 11, 2014)
On March 3, 2014, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), announced the Drama Performer Pre-Nominations for the 41st Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards.
B&B is represented in pre-nominations by Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) and Heather Tom (Katie) for Outstanding Lead Actress; John McCook (Eric) for Outstanding Lead Actor; Darin Brooks (Wyatt) and Scott Clifton (Liam) for Outstanding Supporting Actor; Linsey Godfrey (Caroline), Kim Matula (Hope) and Ashlyn Pearce (Aly) for Outstanding Younger Actress; and Adam Gregory for Outstanding Younger Actor.
Click here for a list of pre-nominees in each category from all shows.
The pre-nominees were selected based an online judging ballot, containing all entrants in each of six performer categories, that was sent to registered, eligible peer judges. The ballot contained a randomized order of performers in each category, regardless of show affiliation. Judges viewed clips online containing the work of each performer entry and then selected their top 10 performer choices in each category.
Ballots were submitted directly to Lutz & Carr, an independent accounting firm, who tabulated the results. The top ten vote-getters in each category were selected for pre-nomination. (The Outstanding Lead Actress category contains 12 pre-nominated performers and the Supporting Actor category contains 13 pre-nominated performers due to ties.) The pre-nomination candidates now advance to the blue ribbon screening round, scheduled to begin on March 26, 2014, which will determine both nominees and recipients based on each candidate's submission of their work from a single episode during the eligibility year.
All nominations will be announced May 1st. Congratulations to all the pre-nominees! (Mar 09, 2014)
As previously reported, the remote shoot for The Bold & the Beautiful in the United Arab Emirates came about when Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) asked for time off to compete in the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon on March 15. Little did she know that one of her co-stars would decide to join in on the fun!
Ms. Lang, who is one of two actors to be on B&B for the show's entire 26+ year run, will compete in the individual short course (1.5km /.93 mile swim, 100km / 62 mile bike, 10k / 6.2 mile run). But later reports revealed that Don Diamont, who came to B&B in 2009 as Bill Spencer after a 22 year long run as Brad Carlton on B&B's sister soap, The Young & the Restless, will also participate as captain of The Bold and the Beautiful Tri Team, taking on the swim leg in the waters off Abu Dhabi’s Corniche beach.
Ms. Lang will be raising money for "Breakaway from Cancer," while Mr. Diamont will be fundraising for The Don Diamont/Alyssa Mazur Foundation.
Lang and Diamont are both excited about the event. To read comments from both actors, and from a national representative for the region, click here. (Feb 26, 2014)
The Bold and the Beautiful has always tried to make remote shoots special, whether close to home in the US or in some far off locale. And TV Guide's Michael Logan reports that there is a bit of both coming up for fans of the soap.
From March 17-19, B&B will film in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, with actors Thorsten Kaye (Ridge), Don Diamont (Bill) and Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) taking their characters to the United Arab Emirates as extension of their current story. When Bill takes Brooke to the Arab region, Ridge follows, determined to protect Brooke and keep longtime rival Bill from becoming stepfather to Ridge and Brooke's son R.J.
This marks the first time a daytime drama will tape in the United Arab Emirates.
Excited about the opportunity to bring his story to the region, where B&B airs on the Dubai One network, B&B Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley Bell credits Lang with the inspiration for the remote shoot. When the actress, who competes in triathlons, asked for time off for a triathlon in Abu Dhabi, Bell decided to "pack up the station wagon and all pile in" for the adventure.
Although the episodes will be taped in March, they won't air until late May or early June.
In another remote shoot, this one much closer to home. Scott Clifton (Liam) and Kim Matula (Hope) will join former PRICE IS RIGHT host Bob Barker and the host of the CBS series LUCKY DOG, Brandon McMillan, for a remote at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter that focuses on animal rescue and adoption.
Barker and McMillan have both appeared separately on B&B before, and their appearance with Scott and Kim will both promote important issues with animal welfare and also showcase the differences between Liam and Hope's relationship and Hope's relationship with Liam's half-brother, Wyatt. Hope is presently in a romantic relationship with Wyatt, but will seeing Liam's socially conscious side have an impact on her? Tune in from April 30 - May 2 to find out. (Feb 25, 2014)
It's been some time since The Bold and the Beautiful crossed over with sister soap The Young and the Restless, although the two shows often mention each other's stories (like Y&R's Victor buying Nikki a Forrester original, or B&B's Katie donating to Y&R's Delia Foundation). But in April, two B&B stars will pay a visit to Genoa City for a fashion show.
TV Guide reports that the guest list for Y&R's Jabot fashion show, airing April 11-16, will include B&B's Jacob Young and Linsey Godfrey as Rick and Caroline Forrester. In a fun twist, Caroline will interact with Y&R's Noah Newman, played by Godfrey's real-life beau Robert Adamson. (Godfrey and Adamson are expecting their first child.) And Godfrey and Adamson aren't the only ones who will share a real life connection, since Jabot designer Chelsea Lawson, whose designs will be on display, is played by Melissa Claire Egan, who played opposite Jacob Young when they were both on ALL MY CHILDREN.(Feb 21, 2014)
Looks like The Bold & the Beautiful is looking for another young guy. The show is looking for an actor to fill the contract role of Gary, a Caucasian, 19-to-21 year old, who is "clever, intelligent, funny, hunky, a bit of a bad boy. Knows how to use his charm to get what he wants." The casting call says the actor must be at least 5' 10" and have strong acting credentials.(Feb 21, 2014)
When TVGN (The TV Guide Network) started airing encores of The Bold and the Beautiful at night, they were one day behind, with Monday's CBS episode, for example, airing Tuesday on TVGN. But beginning this Monday, February 17, TVGN will air same day episodes of television’s most-watched daytime drama series in the world every weeknight at 6:30 PM, ET/PT.
To locate TVGN on cable or satellite, viewers can visit www.tvgn.tv for a channel finder, or they can check their local cable listings.(Feb 17, 2014)
Daytime Confidential interviewed Crystal Chappell, aka B&B's Danielle, about her upcoming web soap Beacon Hill, and they also asked her about B&B.
DC: Brad Bell has gone on the record saying he wants to do more with the lesbian storyline on The Bold and the Beautiful. Will we be seeing more of Dani and Karen soon?
CC: I was contacted a few weeks ago to check on my availability for B&B, so my guess is yes.
To read more about the actress, her upcoming web soap and her friendship with B&B co-star Joanna Johnson, click here.(Feb 17, 2014)
Look for some TV talk show coverage featuring Bold & Beautiful stars this week.
On Monday, February 17, look for Heather Tom (Katie) to appear on the CBS daytime series THE TALK with her brother David, who recently returned to his former role as Billy Abbott on Young & Restless.
Later in the week, look for B&B's NAACP Image Award nominated actors to appear with fellow nominees from The Young and the Restless on the syndicated series THE INSIDER. B&B actors Lawrence Saint-Victor and Aaron D. Spears will appear on Tuesday, February 18th, along with fellow NAACP Image Awards nominees, Rederic Williams and Kristoff St. John from The Young and the Restless, while Karla Mosley will appear with Y&R's Angel Cromwell and Christel Khalil on Wednesday, February 19th.
Check your local listings for both series.(Feb 17, 2014)
About a month ago, an actress named Jamie Renee Smith tweeted that she would be appearing on Bold & Beautiful as Wyatt's ex, Nicole, sharing scenes with Kim Matula (Hope) and Darin Brooks (Wyatt). A B&B rep confirmed that Smith would appear on one episode, February 6, but did not say anything about her role.
February 6 came and went, but there was no Nicole. Many people wondered what happened. The actress by then had set up a new Twitter account, saying her previous one had been hijacked by someone who was stealing her identity, and she revealed the truth about her B&B gig on February 7:
Thanks to all who watched B&B yesterday! It means so much to me!! Sorry to those of you who were disappointed by the rumors.
I don't know where the character "Nicole" came from, but I was Rachel, the secretary at the beginning of the episode.
Now that it has aired, I can comment on the fact that I have no idea where all of the fabrications came from in terms of my role, I was only booked for one episode and now it's all complete! Short and sweet :) Thanks for following me and for watching!!
So Nicole was an identity thief's fantasy, but thankfully fans now know who Smith really played.(Feb 17, 2014)
The first two in a series of novellas set in the world of The Bold and the Beautiful are now available worldwide in digital formats. The series, developed in cooperation with the producers of The Bold and the Beautiful, features new stories with beloved characters from the show, in situations never broadcast on television.
Forbidden Affair by Amy Andrews features Bill and Steffy discovering their attraction to each other while trapped in a collapsed building following an earthquake. Steffy has just returned from Paris, attempting to get over her miscarriage and Liam, and is questioning what she wants. Is her attraction to Bill driven by fear, or something deeper?
In Collision Course by Shannon Curtis, Taylor recognizes all the signs of PTSD in Bill, a result of the plane crash he survived. When she tricks him into visiting a PTSD clinic, Bill realizes how much he needs Taylor’s help. But this infuriates Brooke, who can’t understand why Bill would confide in Taylor and not her.
Forbidden Affair and Collision Course are both available for .99 each where all good ebooks are sold.
Two more titles in the series will be released in March 2014. Second Chances, by Ros Baxter, deals with Rick and Steffy comforting each other over memories of the late Phoebe, with reactions from their loved ones. In Stormswept, by Shannon Curtis, former flames Hope Logan and Oliver Jones go on a trip to Australia, but a storm strands them and leaves them battling the passion they once shared.(Feb 10, 2014)
TV Guide reports that a fan favorite actress will be returning to Bold and Beautiful for some ghostly appearances.
Schae Harrison, who played Darla Einstein Forrester from 1989-2006, returns for at least three episodes — airing March 18, March 25 and April 7 — when Darla appears to her daughter Aly (Ashlyn Pearce) in ghostly form. This isn't Harrison's first ethereal appearance on the show, as she appeared in two episodes in 2007 when Thorne had visions of seeing his late wife.
As fans recall, Darla died after being hit by a car driven by Taylor Hayes. Is it a coincidence that Hunter Tylo's return as Taylor on February 28 includes a discussion between Taylor and Eric about the night Darla died? B&B is keeping quiet, so fans will have to wait and see how events unfold. (Feb 04, 2014)
Despite some claims to the contrary on a Facebook page, Hunter Tylo returns to The Bold and the Beautiful on February 28.
A B&B rep told Daytime Confidential "I am happy to confirm that Hunter Tylo will return to B&B in the role of Dr. Taylor Hayes Forrester on February 28."
There is no word on how long the actress return will be for yet. (Feb 04, 2014)
Congratulations to THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, which was picked up for the 2014-2015 season by the CBS Television Network on January 15.
Bold and Beautiful earned its renewal for one more season based on current ratings, as the show is averaging 3.90 million viewers, up +14% from last season. It is also up +7% in women 25-54 (1.6/09) and matches last year in women 18-49 (1.1/07).
Also renewed for the 2014-2015 season were game shows THE PRICE IS RIGHT and LET'S MAKE A DEAL and talk show THE TALK, while THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS was renewed through the 2017 season. (Jan 26, 2014)
Look for actress Jamie Renee Smith to appear on B&B on February 6. The show has not confirmed details of her role, but the actress tweeted on Twitter that she'd be playing Wyatt's high school girlfriend, Nicole, and said that she'd be appearing in several episodes opposite Kim Matula (Hope). (Jan 26, 2014)
Heather Tom has been busy on screen with all the goings on with Katie, but the actress will branch out during B&B's spring hiatus to appear in a production of VANITIES at the Parker Playhouse in Ft. Lauderdale, FL from March 26-30.
For ticket information, click here to visit the theater's website. (Jan 26, 2014)
Despite his high amount of screen time on B&B, Darin Brooks (Wyatt) found time for another guest spot on the ABC sitcom "Super Fun Night."
Brooks first appeared on the sitcom in the October 23 episode titled "Engagement Party" as Jason, who got engaged to Jazmine (Ashley Tisdale). Jazmine is the sister of Kimmie (played by series star Rebel Wilson).
In his return appearance, airing on Wednesday, January 08, Jason is now married to Jazmine, and the couple shows up drunk to Kimmie's dinner party. What happens next? Fans of Brooks can tune in to find out! (Dec 30, 2013)
Bold & Beautiful fans may have noticed that Dayzee has been around very little lately. Her portrayer, Kristolyn Lloyd, is now on recurring status with the show, and show reps have confirmed that she remains part of the B&B family as recurring. But with her not being under contract to the show, the actress has chosen to make a cross country move to the East Coast to do some theater work.
Kristolyn announced on Twitter on Dec 20:
Goodbye Los Angeles! I'll miss your warm summer days in the Winter and your beautiful city lights! Let's not be strangers...
And then on Dec 28, she tweeted:
I'm in NYC!!! I've made it to my apartment, unpacked, stuffed my face and am now curling up in a ball like a little homeless lady to sleep!
Although she is living in NY, some of Lloyd's theater work will be in Massechusetts. Her first role is in "Witness Uganda: The Musical," which follows a black American volunteer named Griffin who arrives in New York City to help build a village school and escape his church’s probing into his sexuality. Performances will be held from February 4th-March 16th at the American Repertory Theatre, Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138. To learn more about the play, click here to visit the show's web site.
The World of B&B wishes Kristolyn luck in her theater work and looks forward to a possible B&B return in the future. (Dec 30, 2013)
CASTING NEWS: B&B has resumed its search for a new Karen Spencer; the character had been played by its originator, Joanna Johnson, on and off over the last several years, but the actress has been busy with her work as a producer of the ABC Family series THE FOSTERS.
B&B has also been seeking to fill several recurring roles that may go to contract; in addition to the roles of Michael and Suzanna, listed previously, the show is also trying to cast a British sex kitten, age 22-25, described as "Ambitious. Goes after what she wants. Very upscale, not trashy." ; and a 19-24 year old African-American model. (Dec 22, 2013)
On Monday, December 16, B&B debuted its latest iteration of its opening credits. Newcomers Thorsten Kaye (Ridge) and Ashlyn Pearce (Aly) were added, along with Darin Brooks (Wyatt) and Rena Sofer (Quinn), who have been on the show since the summer. Notable among those removed was Adam Gregory (Thomas), who has not been seen on-screen since August, with mentions that Thomas has been in Paris with his father and sister.
On his Twitter page, Gregory tweeted to his fans from B&B:
On Dec 21, Gregory posted on his Facebook page:
February 28th is a good date to remember if you wanna tune in to B&B to see what Thomas is up to... Just sayin'.
Gregory's fans can tune in on that day to see the latest in Thomas' life. (Dec 22, 2013)
The Bold and the Beautiful is the most watched daytime drama in the world, being broadcast in over one hundred countries to millions of fans globally. But now fans of the show can also enjoy reading about the characters in print, as a series of novellas based on B&B will be launched in 2014.
Australian publisher Pan Macmillan, via its print division and its digital arm, Momentum, will recount new love stories abouot the B&B characters, written by established romance authors in collaboration with B&B Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley P. Bell. The first two titles, Forbidden Affair by Amy Andrews and Collision Course by Shannon Curtis, will be released in February 2014. The second two titles will follow in April, and then two more in June.
“Love stories that have yet to be seen on television can now fully ignite between the covers of these novels,” said Bell. “This partnership with Pan Macmillan and Momentum expands the choices our fans have to be entertained by the signature characters of THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL.”
“Getting the opportunity to work with such a successful international brand as THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL and bring new stories to a global audience in print and digital is a hugely exciting experience for us all,” said Joel Naoum from Momentum and Claire Craig from Pan Macmillan.
To read more about the first two books, click here for information about Collision Course, and click here to read about Forbidden Affair. (Dec 13, 2013)
Congratulations to Linsey Godfrey (Caroline) and Young and the Restless actor Robert Adamson (Noah Newman), as the lovers are expecting their first child!
Adamson broke the new on his Facebook page on Dec 4 when he posted sonogram photos. The first photo said, "Guess What?! How do I tag a future family member? Should I make it a page? — with Linsey Michelle," and then another followed that said, "It got a little Bigger!!! In 10 minutes... Jk.. 11 1/2 weeks today. — with Linsey Michelle."
Click here to view the sonogram photos on Facebook. (Dec 13, 2013)
The Bold and the Beautiful is casting two new recurring roles.
The first role is for "Michael," a 17- to 20-year-old Caucasian male who is described as "Handsome" with a "good physique," and is said to be "rugged, clever with a good sense of humor." B&B's casting department is looking for actors with strong credits for this recurring role that could go to contract.
The second role is for "Suzanna," a 16- to 19-year-old Caucasian female fashionista who is described as a "dark haired beauty. Sophisticated, well spoken." There is a height requirement for the role, and actresses must be at least 5'7" to be considered. This role is also recurring, but could become a contract role. (Dec 13, 2013)
B&B has found its new Ridge Forrester, Jr. (aka RJ). Since RJ has been at boarding school since his parents broke up last year, he's been off camera for some time, but he'll be returning to L.A. now that his father is returning. Mace Coronel has been cast as RJ (who was last played by Jack Horan in 2011).
Coronel, who has appeared in commercials, short films and series such as Hart of Dixie, makes his first on-screen appearance on B&B on Tuesday, December 24. (Dec 01, 2013)
While other soaps have had same day re-airings on cable aside from their network broadcasts, The Bold and the Beautiful has not. But that will change on Monday, December 2, when B&B starts airing an encore performance on TVGN.
TVGN (The TV Guide Network) will encore the prior day’s B&B episode weekdays at 6:30 PM, ET/PT, immediately preceding TVGN’s encore airings of THE YOUNG AND The Restless (weekdays at 7:00 PM, ET/PT). In addition, fans can catch up on all five of the prior week’s most recent episodes on TVGN every Sunday from 11:00 AM, ET/PT-1:30 PM, ET/PT starting on Sunday, Dec. 8.
"The Bold And The Beautiful has been one of the most popular daytime dramas on television for more than two decades, and now, for the first time ever, the series will be making its cable TV debut, giving loyal viewers more opportunities to catch up on their favorite show," said Brad Schwartz, President, Entertainment and Media, TVGN. "The Young And The Restless has made TVGN one of the top female networks in the country, weekdays at 7pm. It only made sense to give B&B fans what they've been demanding from us."
"I am looking forward to a successful partnership with TVGN," said Bradley Bell, Executive Producer and Head Writer of The Bold And The Beautiful. "Our fans have asked us for an opportunity to watch a second run. I’m delighted that we will now be able to fulfill that desire with such an esteemed cable network. (Nov 26, 2013)
Ratings have been up for The Bold and the Beautiful this season. In the current season to date (which started on September 23, 2013), B&B averaged 3.75 viewers, its largest audience since the start of the 2007 season. In the key demographic of women 18-49, B&B achieved a 1.1 rating season to date, it's highest since the beginning of the 2009 season.
And for the week ending November 8, B&B had 3.8 million viewers watching, its largest weekly audience since the week ending Jan. 30, 2009.
Season-to-date, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL is up +12% in viewers, +10% in women 18-49 and matching last year's women 25-54 rating. (Nov 26, 2013)
B&B producer Colleen Bradley Bell is one step closer to becoming the next US Ambassador to Hungary.
As reported in September, Ms. Bell, wife of B&B Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley Bell, was on-track for the Ambassador position. On November 6, President Obama issued a press release announcing several of his nominations for key posts in his administration, including Ms. Bell as the Ambassador to Hungary.
The president said in the press release:
"I am grateful these accomplished individuals have agreed to join this Administration, and I’m confident they will serve ably in these important roles. I look forward to working with them in the coming months and years."
Ms. Bell has served as producer at B&B since 2012, having served as associate producer, Director of Special Projects and Script Supervisor for the show prior to that. She served as General Trustee for the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts from 2012 to 2013 and as a Member of the Advisory Committee on the Arts for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts from 2010 to 2012, with her designated Chairman of the Committee in 2011. She currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Children’s Institute, and a Trustee on the Boards of Directors of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Los Angeles Music Center. She is a founding member of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Leadership Council and also serves on the advisory board of the UCLA Rape Treatment Center.
Mr. and Ms. Bell were both strong financial supporters of the President's re-election campaign. Ms. Bell raised more than 0,000 for the Obama campaign, according to its disclosure of campaign bundlers. According to the New York Times, the actual figure was more than .1 million by the fall of 2012. The Bells also hosted Obama at a fund-raising event at their Holmby Hills home in February 2012.
Ms. Bell's nomination must now be approved by the Senate. (Nov 11, 2013)
In its latest issue, Soap Opera Digest reports that B&B has issued a casting call for a Caucasian, Chinese, or Hispanic actress to fill the role of Annie, a young woman in her early to mid 20s. Annie is described as "beautiful, smart, sexy, naughty," and an "opportunist." The role is recurring, but it could turn into a contract role. (Nov 11, 2013)
Having gone off contract earlier this year to pursue other projects, Jacqueline Macinnes Wood returns to B&B for a short number of appearances, with her first airdate on Dec 12. That's one day before Thorsten Kaye debuts as the new Ridge; could Steffy's return to L.A. be tied to her dad's return? And what does her return mean for her ex, Liam, who is currently in a rivalry with his recently discovered half-brother, Wyatt, for Hope?
In addition to her B&B appearances, fans can see Wood in the E! series PARTY ON, which debuts on December 5. As host, Wood travels to all sorts of exotic party sites across the globe. (Oct 25, 2013)
In the wake of the recast of Ridge Forrester (see previous item), B&B has also decided to recast the role of his son, Ridge "RJ" Forrester Jr. Soap Uncensored tweeted on Friday:
Look for more news about the new RJ when it becomes available. (Oct 20, 2013)
The Internet was buzzing Tuesday night once TV Guide's Michael Logan posted an exclusive on the magazine's web site announcing that The Bold & the Beautiful had finally selected a new Ridge Forrester!
Logan interviewed actor Thorsten Kaye, who most recently played Zack Slater on ALL MY CHILDREN, about how an interview with B&B's Executive Producer/Head Writer Bradley Bell for an unknown part turned into an offer to take over the role played previously by Ronn Moss for over 25 years. Moss, who played Ridge from B&B's inception in 1987, chose to leave the show in August, 2012, and Ridge was moved (off-screen) to Paris to cover the absence of the actor.
Kaye will appear on screen as Ridge starting December 13, and while details have not been disclosed, it's more than likely that Ridge will be surprised to learn that his former soulmate Brooke Logan is now engaged to Bill Spencer.
Realizing that taking over for Moss, an original cast member who played the role for so long, would be a challenge, Kaye told Logan:
I won't bring the same tools to the role as Ronn did, but I do have a couple of my own. I just hope the audience will let me play with this for a bit and try to get my footing.
Click here to read the full interview with Kaye about his new role. (Oct 15, 2013)
OMG Insider host Thea Andrews appeared as herself recently on B&B during the Hope for the Future Diamond Fashion Show, sitting side by side with resident B&B scoopster Jarrett to cover the event. Apparently, both B&B and the TV personality liked how things went in those two episodes in early October, since Andrews is coming back for two more episodes over the next month.
OMG Insider tweeted this announcement and photo on their Twitter page:
Look for Thea to appear first on October 16 - which happens to be the day that the Forresters present the Hope for the Future Diamond at their Beverly Hills boutique. Coincidence? And then on Tuesday, November 5, Thea appears again... and we'll all have to wait and see what brings the press out that day!
The television personality, who tells CBS Soaps In Depth that she's been a fan of B&B since college, is happy to be returning for more episodes and wonders if this could turn into a recurring gig.
Look for Thea's return to the world of the Forresters this week. (Oct 13, 2013)
Darin Brooks has been front and center on B&B since his debut earlier this year as Wyatt. But he managed to squeeze in some time for a guest spot in prime time on a new ABC series.
Look for Darin to appear on the series SUPER FUN NIGHT, starring Rebel Wilson, in the role of Jason on October 23. (Oct 13, 2013)
With Texas Battle in Cape Town, South Africa, filming the syndicated series SAF3 (pronounced SAFE), Marcus has been off screen lately. But the actor told CBS Soaps in Depth that for an episode airing this week, he found a way for Marcus to check in with the folks at Forrester using the actor's own iPhone!
The actor told the magazine:
[Marcus] has a long distance [Facetime] call with Dayzee. I filmed myself on my phone, leaving 10 seconds between each line and pretending to react to Dayzee.
The phone call scene is scheduled to air on Thursday, October 17. (Oct 13, 2013)
The search for Thorne's daughter is over. B&B announced on October 2 that Ashlyn Pearce will be taking on the role of Alexandria Forrester.
The actress joined in on the announcement on Twitter, tweeting that day:
Pearce will make her first appearance on screen in mid-November. Welcome to the B&B/Forrester family, Ashlyn! (Oct 07, 2013)
Dick Christie was seen by audiences all over when he played engineer/inventor Ted Lawson on the eighties sci-fi sitcom SMALL WONDER. But now he gets seen by a different worldwide audience when he plays Forrester security guard Charlie Webber on B&B.
Charlie is charged with protecting the Hope for the Future Diamond when it goes on display in the Forrester Beverly Hills boutique. The actor got the offer for the short term role from B&B executive producer and head writer Bradley Bell, a longtime acquaintance who thought the part was well suited to Christie's comedic timing. And not only do we see the professional side of Charlie as he guards the stone, there might be a romantic spark between him and Forrester receptionist Pam!
Christie debuts in the part on October 16. (Oct 07, 2013)
With THE PRICE IS RIGHT featuring celebrity guest models, look for some B&B faces to present prizes to contestants over the next few months. From B&B, Karla Mosley (Maya) appeared on October 2-4 and will return on October 21-23, while Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter) will appear on November 7-12. (Oct 07, 2013)
Last year, Kyle Lowder (ex-Rick) lent his vocal talents to the Las Vegas production of the musical ROCK OF AGES, playing the role of rock star Stacee Jaxx. The actor has now left that role and will be portraying the title role of Joseph in the classic musical JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. This latest production of the show by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice will be held at The Media Theater For The Performing Arts in Media, PA from Wednesday, November 20, through Sunday, January 5, 2014. For tickets, call (610) 891-0100 or visit mediatheatre.org.
Bobbie Eakes (ex-Macy) tells CBS Soaps in Depth that she will be taking to the stage for a special one-night-only production called "Turn the Page." Having been encouraged by her former B&B co-star Jeff Trachta (ex-Thorne), the actress and vocalist will appear on Friday, November 8, at 8:00 pm at The Anneberg Theater in Palm Springs, CA. Click here to read Eakes' comments about the show and the venue. For tickets, click here or call (760) 322-3554. (Sep 30, 2013)
Are the worlds of soap operas and politics about to mix? They might, since B&B producer Colleen Bell is reportedly on-track to become the next US Ambassador to Hungary.
Bell, wife of B&B executive producer/head writer Bradley Bell, joined the B&B production staff last year, and she was also active in 2012 as a contributor to President Obama's re-election campaign. This year, Bell's name has been listed in several trade publications as a possible candidate for one of the ambassador spots in Europe, and a Washington Post report about Goldman Sachs partner Bruce Heymann's nomination as US ambassador to Canada mentions that things are moving along for Bell to get the spot in Hungary.
The newspaper reports on their web site:
The expected nomination of [Bell] to be ambassador to Hungary is also on track. We’re hearing Bell’s vetting is done, and that the Hungarians, who must agree to the nomination, doubtless will do so. Something should be announced soon.
Stay tuned for updates as they become available. (Sep 30, 2013)
One more Big Brother 15 houseguest will appear with Howard Overby and several other Big Brother alums in the October 24-25 episodes of B&B - and she has a connection to one of those alums.
TV Guide Online reports that Elissa Slater will also appear with Overby, Rachel Reilly, Brendon Villegas and Jeff Schroeder, plus Malcolm Freberg from Survivor - and as viewers of Big Brother know, Elissa is Rachel Reilly's sister. Having walked away from Big Brother 15 with a ,000 prize as "America's Favorite" after the September 18 season finale of the show, Slater was approached during the after-party to be part of the B&B episodes. And since she's a huge fan of the soap, she eagerly accepted.
Slater will be playing a hostess at Bikini named Elissa in the two episodes, and she revealed that she and her sister also did some scenes for two other episodes [airing Oct. 30-31] where their characters shop at the Forrester Boutique.
Could Elissa, like her sister and brother-in-law Villegas, continue to pop up in future episodes? She doesn't know, but she wouldn't mind if she did since she's been watching B&B since age 6! Tune in in October to see Elissa with the others. (Sep 24, 2013)
Big Brother 15 houseguest Howard Overby will appear on The Bold & The Beautiful on October 24-25.
B&B has often cast houseguests from Big Brother - which like B&B, airs on CBS - in small roles following their runs in the Big Brother house. Drew Daniel, Jeff Schroeder, Jordan Lloyd, Brendon Villegas, Rachel Reilly and Cassi Colvin all appeared following their Big Brother seasons, with Reilly and Villegas appearing multiple times on B&B since, and Schroeder appeared in a second role in 2013 as part of the Room 8 storyline. So Overby is the latest houseguest to have a minor role on the soap, playing a DJ at Bikini who interacts with Hope and Wyatt during a karaoke night for some of the HFTF buyers.
Reilly and Villegas, who play Bikini waitress Rachel and bartender Brendon, will also appear in the episodes that include Overby, as will Schroeder (who initially played a high school classmate of Donna's in a flashback sequence in 2009 and then came on as a Room 8 production assistant/janitor named Jeff in August 2013). Another reality show contestant, Survivor's Malcom Freberg, has played a Forrester employee named Malcolm on two occasions and will also appear.
To read comments from Overby about the episodes, and about his time on Big Brother, click here to read TV Guide's Michael Logan's interview. (Sep 23, 2013)
Soap Opera Digest reports that B&B is looking for someone with strong credits to play the recurring role of Tom, a leading man who is 40-50 years old and is described as "a mischievous ladies' man and a bit of a troublemaker." (Sep 23, 2013)
B&B has put out a casting call for the role of Karen Spencer, listing the role as recurring with a possible contract.
The role of Karen has been played previously by Joanna Johnson, who was an original cast member on B&B as Karen's twin sister Caroline from 1987-1990. Johnson returned to the show in 1991 as Caroline's long-lost twin, who had been kidnapped as an infant, and she remained in the role until 1995. Johnson reprised the part Karen in 2009 to help introduce the role of Karen's brother, Bill Spencer Jr, and after additional appearances in 2009 and 2011, she came back in 2012, around B&B's 25th anniversary, to usher in Karen's daughter Caroline (played by Linsey Godfrey).
Johnson has returned to B&B for brief arcs in 2012-2013, working around her commitments as a producer of prime time TV series. For her most recent stint in July, 2013, Johnson taped appearances while acting as executive producer of the ABC Family series THE FOSTERS. With THE FOSTERS picked up for additional episodes, it's possible Johnson was unable to commit to B&B if a need for Karen existed on screen. (Sep 12, 2013)
As noted previously, B&B had issued a casting notice for the role of Thorne's daughter, Alexandria (although some notices listed the name as Alexandra). The original notices called for the character to be aged to 19-21 years old, but a revised notice has lowered her age to 17-19. (Sep 12, 2013)
Congratulations to Team The Bold and the Beautiful, which raised over 00 for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in the 27th Annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon, held on Sunday, September 8, 2013 in Malibu, CA.
The team was comprised of cast members Heather Tom (Katie), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), Jennifer Gareis (Donna), Kristolyn Lloyd (Dayzee), Karla Mosley (Maya), Winsor Harmon (Thorne) and Aaron D. Spears (Justin), as well as staff members Producer/Director, Cynthia J. Popp, Producer, Casey Kasprzyk, Vice President of International Publicity, David Gregg, and CBS On-Air Promo Producer, JJ Jurgens. Team The Bold and the Beautiful competed individually and in the relay division in both the celebrity and non-celebrity categories and took home three medals.
Five-time Daytime Emmy® winning actress Heather Tom took first place in the women’s celebrity division. This is the second win for Tom, who also took home the honors in 2009 and participated in 2011 and 2008.
First time Nautica Malibu Triathlon participant Katherine Kelly Lang took third place in the women’s celebrity division coming in just four minutes behind Heather. Additionally, Lang took first place in her age division in the Hansen Dam Triathlon that took place on Sunday, August 19.
To round out the Team The Bold and the Beautiful winners, actors Jennifer Gareis (swimming), Winsor Harmon (cycling), and Aaron D. Spears (running), placed fourth in the celebrity relay division.
Congratulations to the team on their accomplishments, and on the money they raised for a worthy cause. (Sep 12, 2013)
As a survivor of Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Linsey Godfrey (Caroline) has a special affinity for the work done by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to combat that disease and others like it. For the second straight year, she will participate in the society's annual Light The Night walk on Saturday, October 5, in Hollywood, CA.
In addition to her own bout with Hodgkin's Lymphoma (she was pronounced cured in 2012), the actress' step-mother is a survivor of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, which has added to Linsey's drive to bring awareness to this important work.
The actress' "Team Oh My Godfrey!" will be participating in the walk. If you want to contribute to her fundraising efforts, visit her team's homepage to make a donation, or you can sign up to raise funds and walk with her yourself. The homepage has a personal message from Godfrey about her bout with the disease and her involvement with the walk. (Sep 12, 2013)
The Bold and the Beautiful held a Meet and Greet at the Farmer's Market in Burbank on August 23, with stars from the show arriving on a doubledecker bus to meet with fans. To check out photos from the event, click HERE to see the CBS.Com photo album, and HERE to see the album at the show's official web site. (Sep 01, 2013)
Congratulations to Jacob Young (Rick) and wife Christen, who welcomed their new daughter Molly Lynn early in the morning on August 28, in Torrance, California. This is the second child for the couple, who married in 2007, and their four-year-old son Luke is now a big brother to Molly. Molly weighed in at 6 pounds, 11 ounces. Molly, Christen, Jacob, and the couple’s four-year-old son Luke, are all happy and healthy. (Sep 01, 2013)
We've only had a few glimpses in recent months of Zack Conroy as Forrester photographer Oliver Jones, which leaves time for the actor and character to pay a return visit to Genoa City on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS. CBS Soaps in Depth reports that Conroy, who visited Y&R earlier this year as part of the Jabot fashion story, will return to Genoa City on Friday, September 20. (Sep 01, 2013)
Soap Opera Digest reports that B&B is seeking an actress to play the contract role of Alexandria Forrester. She will be a Caucasian female, age 19-21 and is described as "Beautiful. Well Bred. Very Upscale and comes from money." (Aug 16, 2013)
CBS Soaps in Depth reports that B&B is looking for a well-known celebrity to play a worldly, wealthy middleaged Hispanic businessman. The casting note described the role as a "Ricardo Montalban" type and would run from three to six episodes. (Aug 16, 2013)
When Jacqueline MacInnes Wood went to recurring status as B&B's Steffy, she said she had a gig lined up that would be a lot of fun... and she meant it. The actress has been named hostess of the new E! travel show, PARTY ON. "We are excited to take viewers around the globe and behind the velvet ropes for fun in the sun at only the hottest, most elite vacation locales," said E!'s executive vice president of programming and development, Jeff Olde, in a statement.
Click here to see a list of Wood's PARTY ON destinations. (Aug 16, 2013)
Real life imitates reel life when Room 8 - the web series that starred Carter and Maya in episodes of B&B that aired in the last month - becomes an actual web series.
Lawrence Saint-Victor and Karla Mosley, who play Carter and Maya on B&B, are not only recreating their soap roles as the stars of the web series (and their alter egos, Lance and Scarlett), but they are also writing and producing the 8 episode web series as well.
"This is Rafael's original vision for Room 8 — the one that would have been filmed if Caroline Spencer hadn't gotten involved and started changing it up to make Rick jealous," Saint-Victor told TV Guide's Michael Logan. The actor also revealed that when he and Mosley started on B&B, executive producer and head writer Brad Bell asked them a lot of questions about Wed-Locked, a web series they produced after their last soap, Guiding Light, went off the air, and that inspired Bell when creating Room 8 as a show within a show for B&B. Using the premise from B&B as a starting point and an idea from Bell for the final episode, Saint-Victor and Mosley filled in the blanks and shot the 8 episodes on the B&B soundstage using the show's production team.
Also featured in the real life web version of Room 8 are Sean Whalen (who B&B fans will remember as Carl Ferrett) as wacky landlord Randy, Deborah S. Craig as Scarlett's BFF Missy and Ross Kiddor as Lance's gamer pal Dex.
For a preview of the show and the bios of stars Maya and Carter, go to Room8TheSeries.Com, and go back on August 8 -- as in 8-8 -- for the first episode.(July 28, 2013)
When her contract with Bold & Beautiful ended, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood remained with the show on recurring status so she could continue to play Steffy while still working on other projects. But the actress tells Soap Opera Digest that she won't be appearing as Steffy in the next few months, as she's traveling to Europe for an upcoming project. "I'm leaving for a little bit of work and a little bit of play," she told the magazine - although she plans to touch base with B&B Executive Producer and Head Writer Brad Bell when she returns to the US, so Steffy may still pop up on the canvas down the road.
Fans of Wood can catch her next in the Lifetime original movie HER HUSBAND'S BETRAYAL on August 2.(July 22, 2013)
Andy Zuno, who started in June in the role of web series producer (and Caroline's old friend) Rafael, is now on recurring status in the role. The former telenovela star will also provide his character's dialog in Bold and Beautiful's SAP Spanish simulcast.(July 22, 2013)
Former Big Brother houseguest Jeff Schroeder will appear on Bold and Beautiful on August 27. Schroeder will play a production assistant/janitor at the set of "Room 8," the web series that Maya and Carter star in.
Schroeder appeared once before on B&B, in 2009 with his fellow Big Brother houseguest (and romantic partner) Jordan Lloyd, in an 80s flashback prom scene that featured Jennifer Gareis (Donna) and Aaron D Spears (Justin). This time, Schroeder will be sharing scenes with Karla Mosley (Maya) and Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter).(July 22, 2013)
B&B has put out a casting call for the character of "Harper," a "handsome" and "upscale" Caucasian male in his mid to late 40s who is a great businessman and comes from money. The casting call stressed that "strong credits only" are required for this contract role.(July 22, 2013)
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL will be hosting a Cast Meet and Greet at the Farmers Market in Los Angeles, CA on Friday, August 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Noon. The event is free of charge to fans and is open to the general public.
Fans can meet actors from THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL in front of the historic Clock Tower at the famous Farmers Market – on the corner of 3rd and Fairfax. There will be free giveaways, and also raffles that include lunch with an actor, a mini makeover, a tour of the B&B set next door at CBS Television City, and much, much more.
Lines for admittance will open at 7:00 a.m. (Jun 30, 2013)
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL received 9 wins the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards on June 16.
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL won in the following categories:
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Heather Tom as “Katie Logan”. This marks Tom’s fifth Emmy win, having won in 1993 and 1999 (for Y&R, as Victoria Newman) in the Outstanding Younger Actress category; in 2011 in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category; and in 2012 in the Outstanding Lead Actress category. She is the only actor in Daytime Emmy® history to win in all three acting categories.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Scott Clifton as “Liam Cooper, aka William Spencer, III.” (The actor tied with Y&R's Billy Miller (Billy Abbott) for this award.) This marks Clifton’s first win in this category and second Emmy win overall, having won in the category of Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series in 2011.
Outstanding Drama Series Writing: Bradley P. Bell, Head Writer; Michael Minnis, Co-Head Writer; Kay Alden, Co-Head Writer; Patrick Mulcahey, Tracey Ann Kelly, Rex M. Best, John F. Smith, Adam Dusevoir, Shannon Bradley and Michele Val Jean, Writers. This marks the second win for Bradley P. Bell and the B&B writing team in this category, with one previous win in 2010.
Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team: Michael Stich, Deveney Kelly, Cynthia J. Popp, David Shaughnessy and Jennifer Howard, Directors; Steven A. Wacker, Clyde Kaplan, Catherine Sedwick, and Jennifer Christiansen, Associate Directors; Laura Yale, Douglas Jon Hayden and Lisa Winthur-Huston, Stage Managers; Lori Staffier, Production Assistant. This marks the second win for B&B in this category, with a win in 2011.
Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling for a Drama Series: Michele L. Arvizo, Key Hairstylist; Audrey Soto, Adriana Lucio and Romaine Markus-Myers, Hairstylists. This marks the sixth win for B&B in this category, with five previous wins in 1996, 1998, 2009, 2010 and 2012.
Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series: Lothar Struff, Music Supervisor; Bradley P. Bell, Jack Allocco and David Kurtz, Composers. This marks the third win for B&B in this category with two previous wins in 2010 and 2011.
Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction: Patrick Cuniff and Phil Callan. This marks the third win for B&B in this category with two previous wins in 1994 and 2006.
Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control for a Drama Series: Jim Dray, Technical Director; Gordon Sweeney, Ted Morales and Tom Luth, Camera Operators; Scha Jani and Roberto Bosio, Video Control. This marks the fifth win for B&B in this category with four previous wins in 1988, 1989, 1996 and 2003.
Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design for a Drama Series: Danielle King, Costume Designer. This marks the seventh win for B&B in this category with six previous wins in 1991, 1992, 1993, 2004, 2005 and 2006. (June 16, 2013)
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL was the recipient of the International TV Audience Award in the “Telenovela/Soap Opera” category on June 13 at the 53rd Monte Carlo Television Festival, confirming that it remains the world’s most watched series in its genre. This is the eighth consecutive year that the series has been the recipient of this award.
Cast members Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) and Don Diamont (Bill) accepted the award on stage at the Closing Awards Ceremony at the Grimaldi Forum. (June 16, 2013)
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) spoke to Soap Opera Digest for their June 10 issue about her status on Bold & Beautiful. Wood confirms that she is off contract now, but she will continue with the show on a recurring basis while she works on some other projects. This means that Steffy won't be in major storylines right now, but she will still be appearing on the show.
Wood credits B&B Executive Producer/Head Writer Brad Bell for finding a way to make it work that she still stays as part of the B&B family while she gets to take some 'me time' and line up some other work. While nothing has been announced yet as far as those projects go, Wood tells SOD that "I've got some irons in the fire. And, since we were able to make things work with BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL, it's just perfect." In addition, CBS Soaps In Depth says that they've learned the actress is under consideration for a "highly anticipated prime time role."
Stay tuned for word on what's up next for the actress on B&B and elsewhere. (Jun 02, 2013)
CBS Soaps In Depth reports that Joanna Johnson will be reprising her role as Karen Spencer in scenes that will air on Bold & Beautiful this summer. Although the actress/producer is currently busy as executive producer/showrunner on the ABC Family series THE FOSTERS - which is debuting on Monday, June 3, with Jennifer Lopez among its producers - In Depth reports in its current issue that Joanna took time off from her producing duties to tape a handful of scenes at B&B that will air later this summer. (Jun 02, 2013)
Soap Opera Digest reports that Bold and Beautiful has put out a casting call seeking a well-known actress for a recurring role that may go to contract. The casting call describes the role of Fern as a 50-to-55-year-old African-American woman who is "loud, outspoken," "a Diva," and "a force to be reckoned with." The role calls for comic timing as "a must." (Jun 02, 2013)
ALUM ALERT UPDATE: A while back, reports came in that B&B Alum Agnes Bruckner, who played pre-teen Bridget Forrester from late 1997 through early 1999, would be playing the role of the late former model and Playmate Anna Nicole Smith in a Lifetime TV movie. The cable channel has announced an airdate for the movie.
The world premiere of Anna Nicole will be on Saturday, June 29, at 8:00pm ET/PT. The Lifetime original movie tells the story of how Vickie Lynn Hogan (Bruckner), a Texas high school dropout and single mother with dreams of a better life went from a job as a topless dancer to a model and Playmate. Vicki changes her name to Anna Nicole Smith and makes her mark, and she also marries octogenarian millionaire J. Howard Marshall (played by Martin Landau). But after her husband dies, Anna's life goes into a tailspin that ends with her tragic death.
Also appearing in the film are Virginia Madsen as Smith's mother, Adam Goldberg as Smith's lawyer Howard K. Stern and Cary Elwes as Smith's unimpressed son-in-law. (May 27, 2013)
B&B just recently announced a new love interest for Hope, and now comes word that his mom is showing up as well.
TV Guide reported on Monday, May 20 that Emmy award winning actress Rena Sofer would join the B&B cast as Quinn Fuller, mom to Wyatt (played by Darin Brooks, as noted below). Quinn is described as mysterious, like her son, and both share shocking secrets that will impact the lives of the residents of B&B's Los Angeles.
Sofer begins taping on May 22 and first airs in her new role on July 12. (May 20, 2013)
TV Guide reports that Darin Brooks, who formerly appeared on Days of Our Lives, was joining the cast of B&B as Wyatt Fuller. Wyatt is described by a show rep as "clever and mysterious and a love interest for Hope." The article further notes that Hope gets her first look at Wyatt when he is showering at the Forrester Big Bear cabin.
Look for Brooks' on-air deput on June 21.
Following on the heels of the news that Jacqueline MacInness Wood was leaving B&B came reports that Hunter Tylo (Taylor) is leaving the show.
In a post on her web site on May 16, Tylo stated that she was off contract with B&B, with contract negotiations having ended four weeks prior, so she would be pursuing other acting roles, writing and her skin care line. She also revealed that her last air date would be her birthday, Wednesday, July 3.
A later tweet from TV Guide's Michael Logan stated that a B&B rep said contract negotations were not done, but the actress refuted that claim on her site. (May 20, 2013)
Is Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, who has played Steffy on B&B since June 2008, leaving the show? There have been conflicting reports, with the official answer from the show being that she is taking a short break from the role as she has before.
The rumor mill started buzzing when Soap Opera Digest, in its issue cover dated May 27 (but released earlier), reported that Wood had already taped her last scenes just before the celebration of the show's 15 Emmy Nominations for the 40th Daytime Emmy Awards. The report said that Wood, who had again been nominated as Outstanding Younger Actress, did not attend the celebration and had turned down the show's latest offer of money to stay in the role.
However, a statement issued by a B&B rep on May 15, stated, "Jacqueline MacInnes Wood is taking a short break, as she has done in the past, from B&B. She remains as the character of Steffy Forrester and is continuing to tape, currently, with episodes airing through July of 2013 and then beyond." Reports at various web sites listed Wood taping during the week of May 13-17.
So until word comes to the contrary, it looks like the actress will be off the canvas at some point in July-August, but will return. (May 20, 2013)
There's been a passing in the B&B family, as longtime producer Ron Weaver passed away on May 11 at his home. Weaver was 75 when he passed.
Weaver joined the B&B team in 1986 as an associate producer, launching the soap with William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell. Over time, Weaver went to full producer and then to senior producer, staying with the show until April 2013.
Before The Bold and the Beautiful, Weaver served as director of operations and production services for Children’s Television Workshop, where he was part of the original production team that created Sesame Street, The Electric Company, 3-2-1 Contact, Feeling Good and The Best of Families.
Survivors include his partner of 29 years, Franko E. Weaver; daughter Jen Finkle-Weaver; son Kevin Weaver, an executive vp at Atlantic Records Group; and grandchildren Ella, Taji, Kyle and Davis. (May 20, 2013)
Bill may have a relative coming to town, as Soap Opera Digest reports that B&B is looking for a Caucasian female in her mid-to-late 40s to play Julie Spencer. The character is described as a beautiful, smart and sophisticated businesswoman. The role is recurring, with a possibility of it becoming contract. The show wants recognizable names only. (May 12, 2013)
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL received 15 nominations for the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards.
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL was nominated in the following categories:
Outstanding Drama Series: Bradley P. Bell, Executive Producer; Rhonda Friedman, Supervising Producer; Edward Scott, Supervising Producer; Ron Weaver, Senior Producer; Cynthia J. Popp, Casey Kasprzyk, Colleen Bell, Producers; Mark Pinciotti, Coordinating Producer. This marks the seventh nomination for B&B in this category, with three previous wins in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Outstanding Drama Series Writing: Bradley P. Bell, Head Writer; Michael Minnis, Co-Head Writer; Kay Alden, Co-Head Writer; Patrick Mulcahey, Tracey Ann Kelly, Rex M. Best, John F. Smith, AdamDusevoir, Shannon Bradley and Michele Val Jean, Writers. This marks the ninth nomination for Bradley P. Bell and the B&B writing team in this category with one previous win in 2010.
Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team: Michael Stich, Deveney Kelly, Cynthia J. Popp, David Shaughnessy and Jennifer Howard, Directors; Steven A. Wacker, Clyde Kaplan, Catherine Sedwick, and Jennifer Christiansen, Associate Directors; Laura Yale, Douglas Jon Hayden and Lisa Winthur-Huston, Stage Managers; Lori Staffier, Production Assistant. This marks the eighth nomination for B&Bin this category, with a win in 2011.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Heather Tom as “Katie Logan”. This marks Tom’s 15th nomination, with four previous wins: 1993, 1999 (Y&R) in the Outstanding Younger Actress category; in 2011 in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category; and in 2012 in the Outstanding Lead Actress category. She is the only actor in Daytime Emmy® history to win in all three acting categories.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Susan Flannery as “Stephanie Forrester.” This marks Flannery’s tenth nomination in this category with four previous wins in 1975 (DOOL), 2000, 2002 and 2003.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Katherine Kelly Lang as “Brooke Logan”. This is Lang’s first nomination in this category.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Scott Clifton as “Liam Cooper, aka William Spencer, III.” This marks Clifton’s first nomination in this category, and five previous nominations in the category of Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series, with a win in 2011.
Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series: Jacqueline MacInnes Wood as “Steffy Forrester”. This is Wood’s second nomination in this category.
Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling for a Drama Series: Michele L. Arvizo, Key Hairstylist; Audrey Soto, Adriana Lucio and Romaine Markus-Myers, Hairstylists. This marks the 12th nomination for B&B in this category, with five previous wins in 1996, 1998, 2009, 2010 and 2012.
Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series: Lothar Struff, Music Supervisor; Bradley P. Bell, Jack Allocco and David Kurtz, Composers. This marks the fifth nomination for B&B in this category with two previous wins in 2010 and 2011.
Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing for a Drama Series: Brian Bagwell, Jonathon Smilowitz, Zoe Edgerton and Sean-Michael Connor, Editors. This marks the 14th nomination for B&B in this category with four previous wins in 1994, 1995, 1997 and 2008.
Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction: Patrick Cuniff and Phil Callan. This marks the tenth nomination for B&B in this category with two previous wins in 1994 and 2006.
Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control for a Drama Series: Jim Dray, Technical Director; Gordon Sweeney, Ted Morales and Tom Luth, Camera Operators; Scha Jani and Roberto Bosio, Video Control. This marks the ninth nomination for B&B in this category with four previous wins in 1988, 1989, 1996 and 2003.
Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design for a Drama Series: Danielle King, Costume Designer. This marks the 16th nomination for B&B in this category with six previous wins in 1991, 1992, 1993, 2004, 2005 and 2006.
Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series: Mike Cassidy and Mickey Cassidy, Stunt Coordinator. This is the second nomination for B&B in this category.
The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards will take place on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and will air on HLN.
For a list of all the nominations for all shows, including those for shows other than daytime drama, click here. (May 12, 2013)
The Bold and the Beautiful has received its eighth consecutive nomination in the TV Audience category at the 53rd Monte-Carlo TV Festival. B&B has won this award for the past 7 years.
The Monte-Carlo TV Festival is an annual event honoring the best of TV. Many celebrities come on the French Riviera to enjoy the idyllic and glamorous location.
This year's festival will be held on Jun 9-13 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) and Don Diamont (Bill) will represent B&B at the festival this year. Will this be another winning year for the daytime drama? Stay tuned for updates in June to find out. (Apr 28, 2013)
Looks like the Spencer men will be sticking around on B&B, since Soaps in Depth reports on their web site that Don Diamont (Bill) and Scott Clifton (Liam) have both signed new contracts to stay with the show. A spokesperson confirmed the signings but would not give details of terms. (Apr 28, 2013)
Heather Tom (Katie) is busy on screen as Katie, but she and her musician husband James Achor will be hosting a reality show on HGTV. Heather and James overhaul rooms with one-of-a-kind character in Renovation Unscripted.
Per Heather's Facebook page, the show will air in June. Good luck to Heather and James on the new venture. (Apr 28, 2013)
Alumni Alert: Ronn Moss (ex-Ridge) and his band, Player, will perform a special benefit concert in honor of Ronn's wife, Devin DeVasquez's 50th birthday, and supporting her favorite charity, Shelter Hope Pet Shop, at The Canyon Club in Agoura, CA, at 8:00 pm PST. There will be a red carpet before the show at 7:00. For tickets, visit click here. (Apr 28, 2013)
Ashley Jones is bringing Bridget back to The Bold & The Beautiful, per a report at Zap2It. Last seen on-screen in February, 2012 when she gave Owen up so he could reunite with Jackie, the actress is taping three or four episodes in April, sharing scenes with on-screen mom Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke).
Ashley told zap2it that she's happy about the return since it gives her "fun stuff" to do, and she felt Bridget is " too cool a character to come back and just sit in the background." The actress also said she'd be open for more appearances, since B&B is flexible enough to accomodate her doing other projects while working on the daytime drama.
Bridget was mentioned in the recent episode where Bill was hurt in the car crash, but seeing her on-screen is even better. Look for her return to screen on Wednesday, May 22. (Apr 15, 2013)
Oliver Jones has been back a few times lately to console Hope... but Hope might have to do without him for a few days, since her ex-beau is paying a visit to Genoa City in May.
With The Young & The Restless having recently launched a fashion story with cosmetics company Jabot starting a clothing line, the Abbotts will need a good shutterbug to take pics of their outfits. So they call on Forrester's ace shutterbug Oliver, with Zack Conroy reprising his (currently recurring) B&B role.
Conroy tapes his Y&R episodes on April 17, which means they should air in late May. (Apr 08, 2013)
CBS is celebrating CBS Tweet Week during the week of From April 4-10, with stars of CBS shows in daytime and primetime tweeting to their fans. And THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL is joining in on the fun on Tuesday, April 9, during the 1:30 pm East Coast airing of the show. Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) and Kim Matula (Hope) will be live-tweeting, and fans can use the hashtag #TweetBandB to send comments and follow @KatherineKellyL and @BandB_CBS (for Matula) to see responses. (Apr 08, 2013)
Congratulations to B&B's own Jacob Young (Rick) and his wife, Christen! The couple are expecting their second child in September, giving their first child, four year old Luke, a sibling. (Apr 08, 2013)
Ricky Paull Goldin, whose soap appearances include Another World, Guiding Light, Young and Restless and All My Children, returns to daytime in May on B&B in the recurring role of Jesse, the bad boy ex-boyfriend of Maya and the father of her daughter. Look for things to get tense when Jesse spots Maya with Rick. Goldin's debut is scheduled for May 15. (Mar 24, 2013)
In a case of reel life reflecting real life, Heather Tom (Katie) will soon see her on-screen son played by her real-life son!
CBS Soaps in Depth reports that Heather's son Zane Achor - Heather and husband James Achor had their first child late last year - will be playing Katie's son Will starting on Wednesday, April 17.
This isn't the first time a B&B actress has had her real-life child playing her character's child, as Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) had her son, Jeremy Snider, playing young Eric Forrester Jr. from 1991-95, until Eric Jr. was SORAS'ed into Steven Hartman's adolescent Rick. (Mar 10, 2013)
John McCook has seen his B&B character Eric cross over to B&B's sister soap The Young & The Restless a few times over the years, since the Forrester clan has friendships with the likes of the Abbott, Newman and Fenmore families who reside in Genoa City. With Y&R celebrating its 40th anniversary this month, Eric will again be paying a visit for a big moment to celebrate that milestone.
With Victor Newman (again) marrying on-and-off spouse Nikki for the umpteenth time, Eric will appear on Y&R on March 18 and 19 to design Nikki's wedding gown. TV Guide reports that in addition to sharing scenes with Eric Braeden (Victor) and Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki), McCook will also interact with Tracey E Bregman - who crossed over to B&B years ago as longtime Forrester friend (and Eric's squeeze for a time) Lauren Fenmore - and her on-screen hubby Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin), and he'll also get to work with Kristoff St. John. St. John's character, Neil Winters, is helming the entry of Abbott family cosmetics business Jabot into the world of fashion; will Eric and Neil share some shop talk? Or maybe trash-talk between rivals now that Jabot is headed for the runways?
Former Genoa City to L.A. transplant Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott) was also on the Y&R set for those episodes; Davidson now plays DAYS OF OUR LIVES Kristen, but she came back to reprise the role of Ashley on Y&R for the big occasion.
Check out TV Guide's interview with McCook for more on Eric's visit to Genoa City, and also comments on his current B&B romance with Taylor. (Mar 10, 2013)
Congratulations to Adam Gregory (Thomas) and wife Sheridan Sperry on the birth of their first child, Kannon, born on February 07, 2013.
New mom Sheridan tweeted on Thursday night, "Kannon has finally arrived! After 17 1/2 hrs of labor, our perfect boy is here! 8 lbs 12 oz & 20 in born at 7:45 pm!" Proud pop Adam added, "8 Lbs. 12 ounces of awesome!! @imsheridanicole is the most amazing woman!" Congratulatory tweets from friends and colleagues, including Adam's B&B co-stars Katherine Kelly Lang, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, Linsey Godfrey and Lawrence Saint-Victor, followed.
On Sunday, Adam added a tweet with a link to a photo of his new son.
Congratulations to the proud parents on their new son! (Feb 10, 2013)
Last week, deadline.com reported that a renewal for The Bold & the Beautiful by CBS was imminent. The network confirmed this week, releasing a press release stating that B&B was renewed through the 2013-2014 season. Also renewed through 2013-2014 were game shows THE PRICE IS RIGHT and LETS MAKE A DEAL and talk show THE TALK. With Young & the Restless already renewed through 2014, the entire CBS Daytime lineup will continue into the 2013-2014 season. (Feb 03, 2013)
B&B is no stranger to guest stars from reality series, as several members of the cast of BIG BROTHER have appeared over the years. But this time, it's another CBS reality show, SURVIVOR, that sends one of its contestants over to B&B.
Malcolm Freberg, who was one of the contestants on Survivor: Philippines, will appear on The Bold and the Beautiful on Wednesday, Feb. 13, the same day his next Survivor outing, Survivor: Caramoan — Fans vs. Favorites, premieres on CBS.
Freberg will be playing a Forrester employee named Malcolm and will share scenes with Jacob Young (Rick) and Kim Matula (Hope). (Feb 03, 2013)
With so many soaps being canceled or taken off network in the last few years, many wondered if daytime drama would continue in the years to come. Recently, however, there have been signs of stability in daytime among the four soaps airing on the broadcast networks, and THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL has some good news coming from this,
A report on deadline.com states that the CBS Television Network is poised to renew B&B (which was last renewed by the network for two years in early 2011). The network's decision is likely based on ratings increases, as B&B currently averages 3.44 million total viewers (+6% from last year), 1.6/9 in women 25-54 (+14%) and 1.1/7 in women 18-49 (+10%).
Other good news for daytime in the report is that ABC has no plans to cancel the long running soap GENERAL HOSPITAL. The soap is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary on the air in April, averages 3 million viewers (+16%), a 1.6/9 in women 25-54 (no change) and 1.2/7 in women 18-49 (+9%), despite being moved to a new time slot in September 2012 (to make room for the syndicated Katie Couric talk show).
Young & The Restless, the highest-rated daytime drama, is two years into a three-year pickup, and DAYS OF OUR LIVES was recently renewed by NBC. So depite the gloom and doom of recent years, fans of those shows will still be watching them for the foreseeable future. (Jan 27, 2013)
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL has been nominated in the category of Outstanding Daily Drama for the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards for the storyline, “Karen Spencer Comes Out / Caroline’s Two Moms.” This marks the first GLAAD Media Award nomination for the THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. It also marks a monumental moment in the history of the show, as it portrayed the first gay characters in the show’s 25 year history with the tale of how Karen Spencer (played by original cast member Joanna Johnson), years ago, fell in love with Danielle (played by Crystal Chappell), and the lesbian couple had a daughter together, Caroline. With Caroline (portrayed by Linsey Godfrey) now living in Los Angeles and working for Forrester, Karen and Dani moved to L.A. as well, and Karen was forced to reveal her lifestyle to her opinionated brother Bill Spencer (portrayed by Don Diamont).
In real life, Karen’s portrayer, Joanna Johnson, took the opportunity presented to her by THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL to publicly announce that, in addition to her character being a lesbian, she is also gay.
The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD's work to amplify stories from the LGBT community and issues that build support for equality. The awards will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the JW Marriott in Downtown Los Angeles. For more information about the GLAAD Media Awards, please visit: www.glaad.org. (Jan 27, 2013)
In addition to his acting work, Kyle Lowder, who played Rick Forrester from 2007-2011, is also a singer, and he even sang in character during his time on B&B. Now, Kyle is bringing his acting and singing talents to the Las Vegas strip in the gambling capitol's production of the musical Rock of Ages.
The Las Vegas production of Rock of Ages opened in previews on Tuesday, December 18 at The Venetian, with Lowder playing the key role of rock star Stacee Jax. The show will have its official opening night on January 5, 2013, but Lowder told Soap Opera Digest that they are already pulling in packed crowds during previews. "The energy that I have from the experience is incredible. If you want to be entertained for the evening, and sing along to some epic '80s tunes, this is definitely the show for you," he told the magazine.
The play Rock of Ages has another B&B connection since Constantine Maroulis, who originated the role of Drew in the Broadway and L.A. productions, played Constantine Parros on B&B in 2007, opposite Lowder and Mackenzie Mauzy.
To get tickets to the Las Vegas production, visit the Rock of Ages web site. (Dec 23, 2012)
Soap Opera Digest reports that B&B is seeking a Caucasian leading man between the ages of 22 and 28 for a role described as "an articulate, assertive, charismatic, sexy guy." (Dec 23, 2012)
Look for Texas Battle, aka B&B's Marcus, to help the ladies of THE TALK deliver some holiday cheer this week. Battle appears on the CBS daytime talk show on Monday, December 17 as a “Sexy Santa,” helping the show's hosts deliver some holiday wishes during THE TALK’S daily December Giveaways. Tune in weekdays on CBS 11:00 a.m. PST/2:00 p.m. EST. For more information visit www.TheTalk.com. (Dec 16, 2012)
Congratulations to the nominees from BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL in the 2013 NAACP Image awards.
Kristolyn Lloyd (Dayzee) has been nominated in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series, and actors Aaron D. Spears (Justin) and Rodney Saulsberry (Anthony) have been nominated in the category of Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series. This marks Lloyd’s first NAACP Image Award nomination, Spears’ third nomination (his others being in 2011 and 2012) and Saulsberry's second (having been nominated in 2011).
These nominations total 17 NAACP Image Award nominations received by B&B throughout the show’s 23 year-run. In 1993, the late William J. Bell was nominated, and won, in the category of Outstanding Daytime Drama Series. In 1999, Usher was nominated in the category of Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series for his role as “Raymond”, as was Antonio Sabato, Jr. in 2006 and 2007 for his role as “Dante Damiano”, Mykel Shannon Jenkins in 2008 for his role as “Charlie Baker”, Dan Martin in 2009 for his role as “Lt. Baker”, Texas Battle in 2009, 2010 and 2012 for his role as “Marcus Walton”, and Aaron D. Spears in 2011 and 2012 for his role as “Justin Barber”. Yvette Freeman was nominated in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series in 2011 and 2012 for her role as “Dr. Lewis”.
The 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards will be broadcast on NBC on February 1. (Dec 16, 2012)
On December 14, 2012, CELTIC WOMAN performed three classic holiday songs at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California that were taped for inclusion in this year's Christmas episode of THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. The Irish musical group previously appeared on the show in November, performing at Stephanie's party celebrating her life. (Dec 16, 2012)
Two Guiding Light alums who played a married couple on that show are now coming to The Bold & The Beautiful - but it's not quite a reunion, since the casting is coincidental and the roles are not related.
Karla Mosley and Lawrence Saint-Victor, who played husband and wife Christina and Remy Boudreau on the now-canceled daytime drama, have been cast in contract roles on B&B. Mosley debuts on January 17 as Maya Avant, a young woman from Dayzee's Skid Row past whose presence doesn't exactly thrill Dayzee, while Saint-Victor arrives on January 29 as Carter Walton, looking to reconnect with his adoptive brother, Marcus.
A rep for B&B told TV Guide that the connection between the actors from their former show had nothing to do with their casting. "We went for the two best actors possible. These new characters are not connected, though they will arrive on the show in close proximity," the rep stated. (Dec 11, 2012)
When Joanna Johnson bowed out of additional appearances as B&B's Karen to work as a producer on the (now-cancelled) prime time series, "Emily Owens, MD," Executive Producer/Head Writer Brad Bell said that the story of Karen and her same-sex partner Danielle - mothers to Caroline Spencer - would continue when Johnson was able to return.
Now CBS Soaps in Depth reports that Johnson and Danielle's portrayer, Crystal Chappell, will be reunited on B&B for a short story arc that will start airing on January 03, 2013.
Will Karen and Dani be helping out daughter Caroline, who's currently caught up in the fashion wars at Forrester and a conflict with her Uncle Bill over Liam's love life? Will Bold & Beautiful explore more of the relationship between the couple? Stay tuned to find out. (Dec 11, 2012)
Susan Flannery says goodbye to Stephanie Forrester when her final episode of Bold and Beautiful airs on November 26, but the Emmy winning actress last tape day on Stage 31 at CBS Television City was October 18. To show their appreciation of the actress who has been a part of B&B since the beginning, cast and crew, along with staff from The Young & the Restless, The Price is Right and the Late Late Show as well as other employees of CBS, gathered together to salute Susan. B&B executive producer/head writer Bradley Bell and producer Casey Kasprzyk produced a video of the event, directed by Kasprzyk; check out the video below, and view of photo gallery from behind the scenes at CBS.Com. (Nov 18, 2012)
News was released earlier last week that actress Katherine Kelly Lang, who has played Brooke since Bold and Beautiful began in 1987. has filed for divorce from her husband of 15 years, Alex D'Andrea.
TMZ reported on Sunday, November 11 that Lang had filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences for the split in her petition. The site also reported that the actress is asking the judge to block Alex’s right to be awarded spousal support.
Lang and D'Andrea have one daughter, 15 year old Zoe, from the marriage.
Divorce is never easy, so the World of B&B offers our thoughts to the family through this difficult time in their lives. (Nov 18, 2012)
To coincide with 2012 as Bold and Beautful's 25th Anniversary, the show has released a DVD compilation of the show's earliest episodes via Amazon.com. The four-DVD set, entitled "How It All Began," introduces viewers new and old to the Forrester, Logan and Spencer clans, including the "core four" characters who spanned al of B&B's first 25 years, Stephanie, Eric, Brooke and Ridge; the original Caroline Spencer, Ridge's fiancee, and her dad Bill Spencer Sr; and Brooke's siblings and mom, struggling to get by having been abandoned by MIA dad/husband Stephen.
To purchase the DVD set, click here to go the Amazon's web site. (Nov 18, 2012)
Before he was on B&B as Thomas, Adam Gregory played bad boy Ty Collins in the first season of the CW series 90210. The B&B actor is reprising that role for an episode of 90210's current season.
Ty had a romance with series main character Annie Wilson which ended after it came out that he got Adriana pregnant after a one-night stand. After the baby was born in the season finale, Ty was never seen again. Now the character is returning for one episode to air in December or January, a "What If" that shows how Ty would have turned out had Annie never moved to Beverly Hills.
B&B often allows actors leeway to work in other projects, so the single episode of 90210 likely won't impact his work on the soap. (Nov 4, 2012)
Congratulations to Heather Tom (Katie) and husband James Achor on the birth of a son! Heather's Facebook fan page reported on Sunday:
Heather had a baby boy at 5:15 this morning. Over 8 lbs!! More info coming soon.
Later updates revealed that the couple named their new son Zane Alexander Achor.
The World of B&B sends best wishes to the new parents on the addition to their family. (Updated Nov 4, 2012)
There have been rumors speculating about the status of Kim Matula (Hope) on the show, with some rumors suggesting the actress might leave Bold & Beautiful. The actress decided to set the record straight on her Facebook fan page. On October 22, she posted:
Lots of rumors are going around that I am leaving the show and I want to say that these rumors aaaaare..FALSE! I just renewed my contract and will be staying :)
Looks like there's more drama in Hope's life coming up with her portrayer staying on board. (Oct 28, 2012)
With Stephanie's last days drawing nearer, her party to celebrate her life will provide some notable names among the guest list. Returning to the show to show support for Stephanie are her two daughters, Kristen and Felicia; Tracy Melchior (Kristen) and Lesli Kay (Felicia) reprise the roles of Stephanie's daughters on November 12 and 13, with Paolo Benedetti returning as Kristen’s HIV positive husband Antonio Dominguez.
In addition, a touch of the Irish will be a part of the party, with the Irish all-female musical ensemble Celtic Woman attending (thanks to Eric) to serenade Stephanie. The group has included 11 women over the years, with the current touring ensemble of vocalists Chloл Agnew, Lisa Lambe, and Susan McFadden and Celtic Violinist Mбirйad Nesbitt appearing on B&B. Celtic Woman will appear as themselves on November 12 and 13, when they perform their hit single, “The Parting Glass” - a song dedicated to Stephanie by her loving husband, Eric - and the classic Irish melody, “Danny Boy”.
“I can’t think of a more beautiful way to pay tribute to the character of Stephanie Forrester and her Irish heritage than to bring in Celtic Woman to serenade her,” said B&B Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley Bell. “Their distinctive voice and angelic melodies were the perfect accompaniment to this powerful and emotional storyline.”
Also on November 13, Shannon Colvin, Melanie Kane, Kaitlyn Kelly and Maggie Fitzpatrick portray Irish Dancers, with Kate O’Connor as their choreographer.
With this story paving the way for the exit of Susan Flannery as Stephanie, these episodes are sure to be special. (Oct 28, 2012)
For its tenth and twentieth anniversaries, Bold and Beautiful released coffee table books about the show itself, detailing the characters and history to date. To celebrate 25 years on the air, the daytime drama is publishing Becoming Bold & Beautiful: 25 Years of Making the World’s Most Popular Daytime Soap Opera (ISBN: 9781402272141; NOVEMBER 2012; .99 U.S.; Hardcover with Jacket; Television). It will be available for sale beginning November 13, 2012 wherever books are sold.
With Text and Photo Editing by David Gregg, the show's VP for international publicity, and Creative Direction by Adrian Avilйs, the book includes a foreword by the show's "Core Four," Susan Flannery, John McCook, Ronn Moss, Katherine Kelly Lang; an introduction by Executive Producer and Head Writer, Bradley Bell; photos by Elizabeth Annas, Monty Brinton, Ray Christian, Scott Downie, Jeffrey Fiterman, Griff Griffin, Cliff Lipson, Jon McKee, Danya Morrison, Geraldine Overton, John Paschal, Harold Smith, Sean Smith, Art Streiber and John Zak; and a cover 25th Anniversary Cast Photo by Art Streiber
You can order the book at amazon.com .
On Tuesday, November 13, Brad Bell, Katherine Kelly Lang, John McCook, Don Diamont, Scott Clifton and Kim Matula will be signing copies at the launch of the book in Los Angeles. The event will be held at Barnes and Noble at The Grove - 189 Grove Drive, Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036 - from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This is a wristband event. (Oct 28, 2012)
JERRY BIRN, former writer and story consultant for BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL and YOUNG AND RESTLESS, died in his sleep on Dec. 5. He was 86. Birn first met Y&R and B&B co-creator William J Bell when they worked as copy-writers for the advertising agency McCann Erickson. In the fifties, Bell started his career writing for daytime television while Birn remained in advertising. In 1987, Bell approached Birn about joining his writing team. Birn started as a script writer and breakdown writer for YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, working on that show until 2004. In 2004, Birn moved over to the writing team of THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, helmed by Bill's son Bradley, as a story consultant, a position he held until late 2009.
B&B executive producer and head writer Bradley Bell included the following in a memo to the cast and crew of B&B: "Jerry was a close personal friend of mine and the best man at my parent's wedding. He has been and always will be an important part of our lives, our shows, and our family. He had a zest for life and lived his gloriously. A true ad man and writer, Jerry loved everyone and everything at Y&R and B&B, and was very proud to be a beloved member of our shows. Jerry's quick-wit and vibrant sense of humor will continue to resonate in our hallways, on our stages, and in our hearts. He is already greatly missed."
Birn's wife, Patty Weaver Birn (Gina, Y&R), was by his side when he passed away on what was also the date of their 15th wedding anniversary. His daughter Laura Bryan Birn appeared as Y&R's Lynn from 1988 to 2004. A memorial service is being planned for January 2010. (Dec 10, 2009)
Internationally renowned daytime drama actress DARLENE CONLEY, who played the vividly colored, comedic and tough dame with a heart of gold, Sally Spectra on The Bold and the Beautiful, died on January 14, 2007 from cancer.
“Darlene understood better than anyone that each moment of airtime was precious”, said Bradley P. Bell, Executive Producer and Head Writer of The Bold and the Beautiful. “She constantly entertained us with every move, every breath, every inflection of her voice. Whether she was the villain, the damsel, the sexpot, or the comedienne, Darlene was brilliant. An extraordinary actress of film, radio, stage and television, my family had the privilege and honor of Darlene gracing our shows for three decades. She was truly one-of-a-kind. We will miss her beyond measure.”
Born in Chicago, Illinois on July 18, 1934, of Irish-German heritage, she was discovered at age 15 by legendary Broadway impresario Jed Harris who cast her as the Irish maid in a touring production of the 19th century melodrama The Heiress, which starred Basil Rathbone. After graduating high school, she toured the country with classical theater companies before appearing in Shakespearean roles on Broadway with the Helen Hayes Repertory Theater. She later appeared in a Broadway revival of the Night of the Iguana, with Richard Chamberlain, and in David Merrick’s musical The Baker’s Wife. Her Los Angeles theater credits included Cyrano de Bergerac and Night of the Iguana (both with Chamberlain), The Time of the Cuckoo with Jean Stapleton and Ring Around the Moon with Michael York. A varied film career followed, starting with her being cast in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds."
Daytime television became home to Conley, who once said “It (daytime) is really the best medium today for women of a certain age to do something really flashy; it’s where what we do well as actresses matters.” Conley portrayed Edith Baker on Days of Our Lives, Louie on Capitol and Trixie Monahan on General Hospital before being given the role of the nefarious Rose de Ville, by the late William J. Bell, on The Young and Restless. When Bell co-created The Bold and the Beautiful with his wife Lee Phillip-Bell, he envisioned a special role for Conley, the role of Sally Spectra. Conley showcased her dramatic range and abilities with the character, and over the years has portrayed an exotic repertoire of offbeat flamboyant characters within the role. As Sally, Conley was a master of disguises including Mae West, a German spy, an Italian gigolo, a nun, and even a rendition of another B&B character, Massimo Marone. For her portrayal of Sally Spectra on The Bold and the Beautiful, Conley was nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards and six Soap Opera Digest Awards.
Additionally, Conley has the distinction of being the only daytime star to be chosen by the world famous Madame Tussaud’s to have her character, Sally Spectra, displayed in their gallery of wax figures, in both Amsterdam and Las Vegas.
Conley is survived by her son, Raymond Woodson, ex-husband Bill Woodson, sisters Carol Fontana and Sharon Mylan, a host of nieces and nephews, her long time friend and caretaker, Eva Hansen and her manager of 24 years, Sandra Siegal.
B&B Co-Creator William J. Bell passes away at 78: William J. Bell. the legendary co-creator of CBS' The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful, passed away April 29, 2005 of complications from Alzheimer’s.
Bell began his career in television in 1956 writing for Guiding Light before co-creating Our Private World and Another World. He was also a writer on As the World Turns from 1957-1966 and later became the head writer of Days of Our Lives in 1966. In 1973, while Bell was still the head writer on Days of Our Lives, he and his wife, Lee Phillip Bell, created The Young and the Restless. The series has been the Number One daytime program week after week for more than 16 years and has received numerous Emmy Awards, including six for Outstanding Drama Series, most recently in 2004, three as a writer for The Young and the Restless, five as the show’s producer and one as a writer for Days of Our Lives. Bell received the Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS).. In 1987, the Bells co-created the hit CBS daytime drama, The Bold and the Beautiful.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist Lee Phillip Bell. He is also survived by their three children, Bill, the president of Bell Dramatic Serial Company and Bell-Phillip Television Productions, Inc.; Bradley, head writer and executive producer of The Bold and the Beautiful and Lauralee, an actress on The Young and the Restless, as well as his grandchildren, Liam, Sabrina, Chasen, Caroline, Charlotte and Oliver Bell, and Christian and Samantha Martin.