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Ashley Jones Files For Divorce & Restraining Order Following Alleged Abuse by Her Husband

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In a harrowing story, The Bold and the Beautiful fan favorite Ashley Jones (Bridget Forrester) has reportedly filed for divorce from her husband Joel Henricks, as well as slapped a restraining order on him for alleged domestic abuse including beating her.

According to PEOPLE.com who obtained the court documents filed by Jones on Friday, the actress filed for divorce following obtaining a restraining order (a week prior) for husband, Joel Henricks to stay 100 yards from her.  The couple were wed in 2015.

However, the main tipping point came on August 17th when Jones fled her home with the young son she shared with Henricks, Hayden Joel.  In the order, Jones alleges that Henricks has physically abused her for many years, starting before they were even married.  She cited numerous violent acts against her, as well as Henricks issues with excessive alcohol.

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In the filing, reportedly, on the night of August 16th, Jones alleges that Henricks came home in a rage, accusing her of having sex with someone in the bathroom of their home.  A claim she denies, stating that she has “never been unfaithful to Joel.”  He told her he had a recording of it, which he played for the children.  The next morning is when Jones decided to leave with her son.

Then, on August 18, Jones claims she found a tracking device on her car, and even though she removed it, Jones claims that Henricks is still stalking and harassing her.

Fans of the star got their first hint that something was amiss earlier this week in a post by Jones on her Instagram which shared a photo of her with her young son, Hayden Joel, where she expressed: “When he is happy, I can do anything.  Will have some good work stuff to discuss with y’all soon, so bear with me till then.  Going through transitions and changes; hands down hardest time of my life bar none.  My number one is this guy.  A little food for thought if you can relate: “The pain that you’ve been feeling, can’t compare to the joy that’s coming.” Romans 8:18 Don’t give up 15 min before the miracle happens. Stick it out with me here- we can do this.”

As well as her role on B&B and numerous TV and film roles, Jones is known for her former role as Professor Parker Forsyth on General Hospital.

If you suspect domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233, or go to thehotline.org. All calls are toll-free and confidential. The hotline is available 24/7 in more than 170 languages.

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Somebody needs to be disemboweled with a dull rusty pitchfork. Send this piece of shit down to Hell…. I’ll be waiting.

This is awful. I don’t know why she married him if he was doing it beforehand. Her pictures showed her happy. Pictures lie I guess. I’m glad she finally had the strength to get away. Hopefully her son wasn’t affected too much. What about his other son? Why was he allowed to see him if he did the same to his first wife?

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‘Tracker’ Star Justin Hartley Reveals Melissa Roxburgh to Debut as His On-Screen Sister

Justin Hartley took to his Instagram this week, and introduced the latest cast member to his hit freshman drama, Tracker on CBS.

The former Y&R star where he played Adam Newman, now plays Colter Shaw on Tracker and in a few weeks time on the May 5th episode, viewers will be introduced to Colter’s sister, Dory.

Actress Melissa Roxburgh takes on the key role. Roxburgh is most-known for his role in Manifest. She has also appeared on Quantum Leap and Supernatural to name just a few of her other TV credits.

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In the episode entitled, “Beyond the Campus Walls”, the CBS series previews, “When a grad student goes missing after a house party, his friends and family believe he buckled under the pressure of his research grant. But, after consulting with his sister Dr. Dory Shaw (Roxburgh)— a professor at the school — Colter discovers a trail of explicit photos and messages that lead him to uncover a dangerous (and deadly) conspiracy on campus.”

Hartley’s post shared, “Colter finally reunites with his little sister Dory in the coming weeks. Join me in welcoming the lovely and talented @MRoxburgh to the @TrackerCBS family!”

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The story of Colter Shaw’s family is a throughline throughout Tracker. We know from flashbacks, that Colter, Dory and their brother Russell had a not-conventional upbringing. Their parents Ashton and Mary were professors at Berkeley until something happened to Ashton. When his paranoia gets the best of him he leaves his family, but Russell went after him, and then later on Ashton is found dead, where all indications look like Russell pushed him.  Now in 2024, Russell contacted Colter telling him there is something he “needs to know.” However, Colter’s mom, Mary did not want her son engaging with Russell in any conversation and that was back earlier in the season after the second episode.

Intrigued to see Melissa Roxburgh plays Justin Hartley’s sister on ‘Tracker’? Comment below.

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B&B’s Sean Kanan, Heather Tom and Lawrence Saint-Victor All Had Creative Hand in Sheila’s ‘Ten Toe’ Reveal

Bringing it from the page to the stage is the actor’s job on any theatre, television or motion picture project. In the case of The Bold and the Beautiful, longtime soap MVP, Sean Kanan, has been delivering some powerful performances as Deacon has become increasingly freaked out and obsessed with the fact, that in the crematorium, he saw that “Sheila’s” (Kimberlin Brown) body had ten toes, not nine.

Deacon now believes Sheila might be alive somewhere (given she only has 9 toes), and especially after seeing the communications between Sugar and Sheila on her laptop.

Then, on Monday’s April 15th episode of the CBS daytime drama series, Deacon says to himself (as he pours himself a drink), “Maybe Finn’s right. Maybe I’m losing it.” He flashes back to the crematorium, saying “Sheila had nine toes, but I saw ten on those feet.” He then utters, “Why Sheila? Why did you go to Steffy’s that night? And who the hell is sugar?”

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While Kanan has played the only guy in town who thinks something is off here, he was ably assisted by two of his castmates. First, six-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Heather Tom (Katie) directed the episode where it was revealed that the woman’s body in the crematorium had ten toes.

Second, Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter), wrote that ‘ten toe’ reveal episode, and he took to Kanan’s instagram and expressed, “I had a lot of fun writing this episode. (Sean Kanan) killed it!!!!”

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Coming up later this week, Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren) is back from Genoa City and The Young and the Restless and gets into a heated conversation about Sheila with Deacon. Stay tuned.

So, what do you think of Sean, Heather and Lawrence all using their creative talents to make the ‘ten toe’ reveal come to life? Comment below.

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CBS Orders Michele Van Jean Soap Opera ‘The Gates’ to Series; Set to Debut January 2025

Great news! Soap fans are getting the first new daytime drama in 25 years with the news today that CBS has moved Michele Van Jean’s The Gates to a series order.

In addition, the show is set to bow in January 0f 2025, which means that it appears that the new soap will replace The Talk, which was just canceled and will end after its upcoming 15th season in December of 2024.  No specific time period, or exact premiere date has been set as of yet.

In the premise of the The Gates it follows lives of a wealthy Black family who live in a luxurious gated community.

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The Gates has Val Jean as its writer, showrunner and one of its executive producers. Soap fans know Val Jean’s work best for her work on the writing teams of General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful.  Taking to X, Michele shared: “It’s go time” citing the news on the show coming to CBS in 2025 via Deadline.

Sheila Ducksworth, Leon Russell, Derrick Johnson and Kimberly Doebereiner will serve as executive producers on The Gates production team. The soap has been in development through a the joint venture between CBS Studios and the NAACP, which was established to help elevate a diverse range of voices and increase the visibility of Black artists.

The series will be produced by the CBS Studios/NAACP venture in partnership with P&G Studios, which is a division of Procter & Gamble, who used to be very big in the soap opera game.

Are you excited to know that we are truly getting the first new soap opera in over two and a half decades added to a network TV line-up? Comment below.

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