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B&B's Power Couple; Brad and Colleen Bell to host two Obama Hollywood fundraisers!

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Who ever says people who work in the soap opera biz are not Hollywood elite or movers and shakers, please take note! The Hollywood Reporter revealed that The Bold and the Beautiful’s executive producer and head writer, Brad Bell, and his wife, the Director of Special Projects for the soap, Colleen Bell, will be hosting two different fundraisers in support of President Barack Obama’s re-election.  The events are said to be a good gauge of how Hollywood support is stacking up for Obama.

First up, is a 35,000-per-person dinners for the president at the Holmby Hills estate of the soap power couple! Actor Will Ferrell and his wife Viveca Paulin are among the co-sponsors of the dinner.  Event organizers are also working on a line-up of musical acts to perform on the lawn of the Bells’ house for earlier in the day. Those tickets start at $250 per person.

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According to THR: “For those who want to get a little more for their money, Obama Victory Fund’s Los Angeles representatives are selling “package” deals to all its first quarter events. Those willing to pony up $71,600 will receive two tickets to the Democrats’ five- event local 2012 speaker series, entry to a Jan. 31 reception for First Lady Michelle Obama with a photo opportunity and dinner with the president at the Bells’ estate on February 15.”

 

 

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Diane
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Diane

General Hospital is just going to get better, one life to live stars are just great watch out port Charles.

Jared
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Jared

Another reason for me not to watch B&B.

heidi
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heidi

I have been watching B&B since Sarah Brown joined and I am sorry to see this story and agree with you Jared! ICK!!!

Janet
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Janet

B&B is kicking butt right now! It is much improved, and it would be the best daytime soap if it were up to its full potential. Right now the best “soapy” moments in daytime are on B&B! It’s my “guilty pleasure” soap.

Matt
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Matt

Soaps are fading away… we have to support our last remaining soaps. Only 4 soaps left. Soon it’ll be reruns, talk/game shows and all-day news broadcasts littering daytime TV. I’ll no longer watch network daytime TV when that happens.

ADaisyADay
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ADaisyADay

I could afford the $250 ticket but they would have let me sleep there…couldn’t afford a ticket and hotel. 🙂
I knew there was a reason why I enjoy their soaps so much.

Guiding Light

Soap Alums: Helgenberger, Bonilla, and Ilonzeh Cast in New Drama Pilot ‘Getaway’

Three very familiar faces to daytime fans have their new potentially new nighttime gig!  E.J. Bonilla (Ex-Rafe, Guiding Light) has been added as as series regulars opposite Annie Ilonzeh (Ex-Maya, GH) along with former Ryan’s Hope favorite Marg Helgenberger (Ex-Siohan) to the NBC drama pilot, Getaway.

In Getaway, the loglines for the series read that the proposed seriescenters on a destination wedding at an isolated luxury resort that quickly descends into chaos after a group of dangerous criminals takes the island hostage. The small group of guests, led by a fearless female Army vet (Ilonzeh), will do everything they can to stay alive.

According to Deadline: Helgenberger will play Sen. Charlotte Pierce. As a senior Democratic senator from New York, Charlotte is used to calling the shots. She’s happy to see her son, Jack (played by Matt Long), settle down with his bride, Grace (Jasmine Mathew), but there are darker forces at play she has yet to fully understand. Charlotte will soon have to choose between her family and the political career for which she’s worked so hard.  Bonilla will play Rafi Salinas. Rafi claims to be a fisherman on the run with his friends from a gang of cartel members, but he’s hiding a dark secret that will put everyone at the resort in danger.

So, what do you think of the concept for this new drama pilot for NBC and the cast? Comment below.

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All My Children

Chrishell Stause and Her ‘Selling Sunset’ Boss Jason Oppenheim Make Relationship Instagram Official

There’s a new man in soap veteran and Selling Sunset star, Chrishell Stause’s life.  And it is … none other than her boss at the Oppenheim Group, a real estate company, in Los Angeles which is at the epicenter of the Netflix reality series.

Stause who is also a real estate agent at the firm, made her relationship with Jason Oppenheim Instagram official when she posted a pic of the two of them while the cast of Selling Sunset were in Italy.

Oppenheim told PEOPLE: “Chrishell and I became close friends and it has developed into an amazing relationship. I care about her deeply and we are very happy together.”

Previously Stause was married to This is Us star, Justin Hartley and following their divorce, was briefly dating Dancing with the Stars pro dancer, Keo Motsepe.

So, what do you think of the love connection between Chrishell and Jason? Comment below.

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‘Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman’ Remake Lands at TBS

Another soap opera gets a reboot, and as we previously reported this one is starring former Schitt’s Creek star, Emily Hampshire.

The remake is of the satirical, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman ,that developed quite the cult-following back in the 70’s and was a look into American media and consumer culture which starred Louise Lasser as Mary Hartman. In the original, Mary was a small-town Ohio housewife who reacted to the bizarre goings on all around her. The cast also included Greg Mullavey, Dody Goodman, Norman Alden and Mary Kay Place.

In the updated version of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, the loglines reveal it’s: “about a small-town woman who feels like a nobody in every aspect of her life until she suddenly becomes a ‘verified[ social media somebody after her nervous breakdown goes viral.”

According to Variety, “After being shopped by Sony Pictures TV to buyers this spring, the project has landed at TBS.”  That means that it will be in development for the cable outlet.

In addition, it was a welcome birthday present for its creator, the iconic Norman Lear who is celebrating his 99th birthday.

Hampshire not only will star as “Mary” but she will also serve as an executive producer and will co-write the script with Jacob Tierney (Letterkenny).

So, do you like the concept of the updated version of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman? Did you watch the original version? Comment below.

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