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B&B nominated for 31st Rockie Awards!

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This week, The Banff Television Festival announced tthat The Bold and the Beautiful has been nominated for the 31st Rockie Awards, in the Soap Opera category. All the nominees were announced at the MIPTV broadcast and digital media conference taking place in Cannes, Frances.

The Bold and the Beautiful’s nomination comes for the series’ submission of episodes that explored the sensitive subject of dying with dignity, feature an all female cast, including Betty White as “Ann Douglas,” and Susan Flannery and Alley Mills as her daughters, “Stephanie” and “Pam.”

The BANFF organizers designated 68 jury panels from over 30 countries around the world to select Rockie Award nominees in each of the 34 categories. The international final jury will screen the programs just before the BANFF festival taking place June 13-16 in Banff, Alberta, and select category winners, special jury prizes and Grand Prize winners. There will be 5 separate award ceremonies for winners from each of these 34 categories, culminating in the Banff World Television Awards on June 15, 2010. 

Chosen from 900 entries from more than 43 countries, the Banff World Television Awards, also known as the “Rockies”, is one of the world’s most prestigious events celebrating outstanding work by international TV creators responsible for the continuing evolution and originality in the industry. The Banff World Television Awards have been recognizing programming excellence for over 30 years and we are so proud that the Rockies have become one of the highest, global accolades in the television industry,” says Georges Leclere, executive producer of the Banff World Television Awards. “It’s exciting to see such superb quality in television programming and this year’s 2010 nominees are great examples of what creative talent can achieve.”

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Congratulations to Betty White, since her name most likely is the reason why B&B got nommed.

The sad part is that this nomination may actually encourage Bell to keep up his writing “standards”. Bell’s formula is this: write crap all year but for 1 week, write a really soapy death to land him an Emmy. He did that w/ Storm’s suicide, Ann’s death and now w/ Beth’s drowning.

Yet none of the storylines are stretched out to their full dramatic effect. Katie’s heart surgery scar is nonexistent since she keeps showing her cleavage. She never even mentions Storm’s suicide, nor does she, Brooke or Donna attack Stephanie for making Storm go bonkers after he found out her part in Brooke’s rape, how she humiliated Donna by letting Thorne and Felicia trap her in the steam room and for all the years Steph messed w/ the Logans. Steph is still violent, so Ann’s death did nothing. Beth’s death will be like Steph pushing Jackie over the balcony all over again. Jackie, who supposedly suffers from migraines for life bec of being pushed by Steph, has even become her “best friend”. Jackie is a poor version of Sally Spectra.

Steph’s violence is always swept under the rug on B&B. Even after Beth’s death arc, Steph will be back to humiliating the blonde Logans or getting violent w/ Brooke and Donna. Everything is plot driven on B&B. Nothing is character driven.

After Beth’s death, Steph will be excused for her violence yet again, Donna will leave Eric because of it, and Donna will ask for half of FC. Then Steph will call the Logans sluts who sleep their way to the top and steal FC and the Eric from her. It’s all the same crap from Brad Bell. That’s why ratings on soaps are sinking.

Any writer who revives the past Logans vs. Forresters rivalry would mine the show’s history. The rivalry was abt the working class family vs. the rich family. Particularly, it was abt the richbitch, elitist matriarch Steph vs. the destitute slut from the valley Brooke. Where’s Steph saying “You’re the caterer’s slutty daughter from the valley. You should be serving me appetizers instead of running around in your lingerie at FC.” Where’s Brooke saying “Ridge is finally mine, so go hop on your broom and fly to a hotel since you’re dressed like a bellhop.” The Brooke vs. Stephanie rivalry should extend and include Donna vs. Pam and Katie vs. Felicia.

Bell never should have married off Tay w/ Whip, especially since he killed off Beth. Killing off Beth was a good move since Robin Riker’s acting is pretty boring. Tay could have counseled Stephen, and then married him since she’s fond of sleeping w/ and marrying her patients (Ridge, Nick). It would be a new way to put Brooke and Tay at odds w/ each other.

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ABC Officially Picks Up ‘Roseanne’ Spinoff, ‘The Conners’ With No Roseanne Barr Participation

Word on late Thursday afternoon is that ABC has now officially moved forward and gave a pick-up to the Roseanne spinoff series, The Conners.   

As viewers know, there had been speculation that the series would revolve around Sara Gilbert’s character of Darlene, but now the other concept with the entire family in the title is the direction the new series will go (although it is said to be the “working title” of the series.)

The Conners received a ten episode order and will make the fall TV schedule, and will reside on Tuesday night’s on ABC at 8PM.

Roseanne Barr’s controversial tweets led to the network’s swift decision to cancel her series.

In the new deal, Barr will have no financial or creative involvement in The Conners after reaching a settlement with series producer, Tom Werner.

The Conners will feature the rest of the Roseanne core cast including: John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, and Michael Fishman.

According to Deadline:  It is unclear how exactly Barr’s character will be written off but ABC describes it as “a sudden turn of events.”  On the new show, after a sudden turn of events, the Conners are forced to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before. This iconic family – Dan, Jackie, Darlene, Becky and D.J. – grapples with parenthood, dating, an unexpected pregnancy, financial pressures, aging and in-laws in working-class America. Through it all, the fights, the coupon cutting, the hand-me-downs, the breakdowns – with love, humor and perseverance, the family prevails.

In a statement ABC commented: “The Conners’ stories demonstrate that families can always find common ground through conversation, laughter and love. The spinoff will continue to portray contemporary issues that are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago.”

A major turning point to greenlight the series came when the fact that the new series does not feature Barr’s character Roseanne Conner, which rights to which she is said to maintain, paved the way for an agreement with no Barr.

So, glad to hear The Conners will continue sans Roseanne? Comment below.

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Eva Longoria Gives Birth To Baby Boy!

Wonderful news for Eva Longoria and her husband Jose “Pepe” Baston.  The duo welcomed into the world their new son on Tuesday named, Santiago Enrique Baston.

The little man he was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.  Santiago weighed in at 6 pounds and 13 ounces at birth.

“We are so grateful for this blessing,” Longoria said HOLA! USA, who has exclusive pics of new mom and her son.

This is Longoria’s first child.  Baston has four other children from a previous message.

As many know, the former The Young and the Restless, Desperate Housewives, EP of Devious Maids, and star and creator of the comedy sitcom Telenovela, and the soon to be seen EP of Grand Hotel, married Baston back on May 21, 2016, and announced that they were expecting their first child together in December of last year.

Share your congrats and well-wishes in the comment section below for Eva, Jose, and Santiago,

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B&B Picks Up Its 13th Golden Nymph Award At 58th Monte Carlo Television Festival

In ceremonies held this evening in Monte Carlo, Monaco, The Bold and the Beautiful was once again the recipient of the Golden Nymph Award for its victory in the ‘International TV Audience Award in the Telenovela/Soap Opera category.’

This marks the 13th consecutive time B&B has received this honor at the Monte Carlo Television Festival.

On hand from the series for the 58th annual awards ceremonies were long-running series star, Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) and Thorsten Kaye (Ridge).

Immediately following Bold’s win, Katherine and Thorsten struck a pose for the paparazzi on hand.

In a post on her Instagram standing next to Princess Charlene and Kaye, Lang related: “Every year we come it never disappoints. Thank you to Prince Albert and Princess Charlene for an amazing week in Monaco! It is always an honor to be here!”

Share your congrats for the most-watched and well-known soap around the globe, The Bold and the Beautiful, via the comment section below.

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