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B&B's Brad Bell in "Undercover Boss" video parody to celebrate shows 23 years!

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Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Tomorrow is the The Bold and the Beautiful’s 23rd Anniversary celebration and while the cast and crew celebrated this past weekend at Lucky Strike Lanes in Hollywood, the show put out a video parody that had us chuckling!  In a spoof of reality’s shows from The Bachelor, Undercover Boss and The Amazing Race, check out Susan Flannery, Jacqueline Macinnes Wood, Winsor Harmon and our favorite of them all, Brad Bell (EP and head writer, B&B) in Undercover Boss,  where Brad dons a wig and goes incognito to his own show!  You can view the spoof on our Video of the Day area on the homepage!

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I loved this. What fun! Love spoofs and they did it well. Everyone, take a look…

That was so hilarious, the skits got better and better. Good spoofs, and Brad Bell has a knack for comedic acting. Steph’s “I’ll shoot you” was hilarious. Thorne jumping out of the car, looking through the trash, running w/ the bag and the paper in his mouth, and his shorts falling to show his undies were all hilarious! They need to revive Thorne’s hatred for Donna. He, Felicia and Pam should make Donna’s life hell.

The sad part though is that’s the most acting Harmon has done for B&B since Thorne’s engagement to Donna! Instead Bell keeps writing for Katie and Bill, til recently. Bill and Katie are the most annoying couple. No one cares abt these people. Thorne and felicia over these 2!

Steffy wresting control of FC was a majorly idiotic storyline even for B&B. Had Thorne and Felicia plot to outmaneuver Katie and Bill by trying to sabotage their marriage, then it’d be more realistic, while Steffy could go after Hope, a Logan she could actually battle instead of Katie and Bill. And Steffy keeps complaining that she’s a Forrester and Hope isn’t when neither is Steffy. Biologically, Steffy is a Marone. Had REST stand for Ridge Eric Stephanie Thorne, it’d be more logical. Thorne and Felicia could force their way into FC making Thorne CEO and Felicia head designer since they are biologically Forresters. That’d be better drama w/ Thorne and Felicia vs. Ridge.

B&B’s a mess now since it’s all abt Steffy and her ridiculous feud w/ the Logans! And now they have this Ollie character that captures people having sex on his video phone. How contrived is that? All so Bridget and Aggie could battle for Nick.

Felicia should go after Justin or Marcus to drive Donna insane. Since Justin’s a Barber, it should be revealed that he rescued Drucilla and is secretly keeping a comatose Dru in his house, w/c has never been shown on B&B. Have Dru wake up, wrap things up on Y&R for a week, return to B&B, run Jackie M and have a romance w/ Thorne.

Brad Bell needs to write for Thorne, Felicia, Pam and Justin, since Aaron D. Spears can actually act. And enough w/ this Steffy, Hope, Oliver, Nick and Aggie crap! They need to ship Thomas and Rick out of the show til they find better recasts. They don’t need Aggie since a Bridget/Nick/Jackie/Owen quad would be better, so they can let her leave town or get killed off. They can kill off Oliver also and they need to table Hope since Matula can’t act, and only let Hope return when they have a better actress and when Sean kanan’s Deacon returns. Those cast cuts can make way for Victoria Rowell’s hefty salary and for more airtime for Thorne, Pam, Felicia and other characters.

Also, once ATWT wraps up, they should hire John Hensley as Zack hamilton, Tay’s younger brother who was involved w/ felicia. That way Lesli Kay and JH can still act alongside each other, and have it revealed that Zack is Felicia’s donor. And if they don’t let Birdget get preggers, have her go thru an eating disorder.

B&B is the soap w/ all this potential, but it always get sidetracked by terrible, repetitive storylines. Tay and Whip? Seriously? Tay should have married Stephen Logan, making her Brooke’s step mother! How fantastic would that have been?! Then Tay should have eventually married Rick, making Brooke her mother in law! That would have been hilarious, but instead it went back to Tay going after Ridge, w/c led to Rick going insane, w/c led to endless material for Talk Soup. Tay should be paired w/ Thorne instead of Whip. Have them marry and bring a demon child liek Alexandra make Tay’s life a living hell and try to make her go crazy since Allie thinks Tay “killed” Darla.

And if they ever super age Ridge Junior or Dino, they should be party animal gay teens. B&B is set in LA among rich fashion families, so their children should be messed up Kardashian clones.

Michael fairman:

What do you think of my storyline suggestions for B&B?

Do you contribute your opinions on your own boards? You seem to not engage w/ the soap fans that write on your website.

Your website is so detailed, I thought you’d be more interactive w/ your readers. And you don’t seem to have any glaring biases towards actors, EPs, HWs, Daytime heads, or soaps, unlike tvgc’s Branco. So perhaps your opinions on your boards would be more objective and unbiased.

Sadly though Brad Bell seems to be going full steam ahead w/ Steffy/Ollie/Hope since I read his interview w/ ET. He thinks this younger generation is working when it isn’t. He gets a kick outta Hope being a virginal good girl when she’s Brooke’s daughter, while “good” Tay’s daughter is troublesome Steffy. Hello? Brooke and Tay are both slutty. Tay slept thru 3 clans: the Forresters, Marones and Logans!

And Bell mentioned in the ET interview that the show’s a success bec it still centers around the core characters (w/c is correct) and that it still centers around the Forrester vs. Logan feud (what the hell?). The Logans only resurfaced when Gareis was recasted as Donna. And the feud is rather tepid. Steffy is hating on the Logans when Brooke raised her and Steffy isn’t a Forrester. Donna is only there to be humiliated by Pam. Steffy vs. Katie was a joke. The cast is way bloated. Thomas, Rick, Aggie, Ollie, Katie, Bill and Whip need to be shipped off the canvas.

The only time a younger character on B&B really resonated w/ the audience is when Jennifer Finnigan portrayed Bridget. She began really shaky, but quickly improved. And she could really act all the arcs they threw at her from Bridget/Deacon, to baby Hope, to Bridget/Ridge/Brooke! JF ruled the younger set. It’s surprising that she’s been so awful in her acting outside of Daytime since I pegged her as B&B’s Julianne Moore. Her Primetime work on Crossing Jordan, or that crappy sitcom where she portrayed Marnie were bad and worse. She could not even portray herself in that HBO comedy Head Case w/ her man Jonathan Silvermann. And they both were cutesy in an awful way in that Beethoven made for TV movie. Finnigan needs to return to Daytime. She’s a soap actress.

BTW, are the rumors true? Is Adrienne Frantz returning to B&B? That would be terrible. The show has too many actresses. They don’t need Amber, and she’s so annoying. And did you ask Brad Bell if he’ll ever write an lgbtq character for B&B since it’s in LA and in the fashion business?

You should write on your boards regularly since you consisitently update it anyway w/ new entries/articles.


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John J. York Returns as General Hospital’s Mac Scorpio and Shares, “Expect The You-Know-What to Hit the Fan”

General Hospital fans were overjoyed when John J. York (Mac Scorpio) revealed he was back on set and taping all-new episodes of the ABC daytime drama series.

The beloved GH star was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and multiple smoldering myeloma, two blood and bone marrow disorders, back in 2022.  Later, he underwent treatment for the cancer in September of 2023, which took him off the show while he went through a blood stem cell transplant and the recovery.

Now, those who have waited for Mac to finally get to the truth – that Cody Bell (Josh Kelly) is his biological son – may finally get their wish!  Speaking with TV Insider on his imminent return (he is back on-screen this coming Wednesday, June 19th), York shared on what’s about to go down, “Expect the you-know-what to hit the fan and let the dust come down and settle where it will, so get ready.”

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York also prepped viewers that he will look a little different when he first seen back in Port Charles, due to his cancer treatments, “My hair grew back nice. I was not sure how my hair would look because I was bald. Now it’s short, like a military cut.”

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Speaking on his own health and life, John shared, “With the MDS, if everything goes well with the bone marrow transplant, that should be handled. With the multiple smoldering myeloma, smoldering being the key word, it just kind of stays there in my system. There is a small chance that it could turn into full-blown leukemia at some point, but the goal is for me to die of old age before I die of any kind of blood cancer. I feel fantastic and all the blood tests that I take once a month have all pointed in the direction that things are all going in the right direction, which is really good.”

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Are you looking forward to the moment that Mac realizes Cody is his son? What do you think his reaction will be as he has been duped all this time? Happy, as we are, that John is back on-screen on GH? Comment below.

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One Life to Live Alum Jonathan Groff Wins First Tony Award For ‘Merrily We Roll Along’

Finally, in his third Tony Award nomination, the multi-talented Jonathan Groff, was named the Tony winner in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his work in the Broadway revival of Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along at the 77th annual Tony Awards broadcast on CBS.

In one of the hotly contested categories of the night, Groff bested Brody Grant for The Outsiders, Dorian Harewood for The Notebook, Brian d’Arcy James for Days of Wine and Roses, and Oscar and Olivier Award winner Eddie Redmayne for Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club.

Many thought Groff should have won a Tony back in 2007 for his performance in the original Broadway cast of Spring Awakening, but ‘Merrily’ was the ticket to victory.

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One Life to Live fans may remember Groff played the teenager Henry Mackler back in 2007, in what was to be a long arc of a storyline involving a school shooting, but his role as cut short after 11 episodes, due to the real-life Virginia Tech school shooting in April of 2007.

Delivering the most emotional and heartfelt acceptance speech Tony night, Jonathan began. “I grew up in a house surrounded by cornfields in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. I was raised by my parents, Jim and Julie Groff, and my brother David, and the three of them were sitting right there. Thank you for letting me dress up like Mary Poppins when I was three. Thank you for letting me act out scenes from I Love Lucy on my 10th birthday. Thank you for always allowing my freak flag to fly without ever making me feel weird about it.”

He added, “Even if they didn’t always understand me “my family knew the lifesaving power of fanning the flame of a young person’s passions without judgment. I walked through life with an open heart because you let me know that I could. Thank you to all of my teachers back in Pennsylvania, especially Sue Fisher, who told me I could do this for a living.”

Speaking to how Broadway has impacted his life, Groff further teared-up and expressed, “I moved to New York exactly 20 years ago this year and I got a job waiting tables and became a volunteer for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. All I wanted was to be a part of this community. A thank you to everyone involved in Spring Awakening who not only made that dream come true, but also inspired me to come out of the closet when I was 23. I’m now 39 and musical theater is still saving my soul.”

“Maria Friedman, thank you for letting me be your Franklin Shepherd in this production of Merrily and allowing me the chance to accept respect and express both the lightest and darkest parts of myself,” Groff continued. “Daniel Radcliffe and Lindsay Mendez, you are more than old friends, you are soul mates, and I’m looking forward to watching each other change for the rest of our lives. Thank you to every member of the extraordinary cast for lifting this Merrily into the spiritual stratosphere.”

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Groff concluded with, “And finally, I just want to say that when I was a kid in Pennsylvania, I used to record the Tony Awards on a VHS tape and watch the performances over and over again. And to actually be able to be a part of making theater in this city and just as much to be able to watch the work of this incredible, incredible community, has been the greatest gift and pleasure of my life. I thank you and thank you so much for this honor.”

So were you happy to see Jonathan Groff win the Tony for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical? What did you think of his acceptance speech?  Watch it below, then Let us know in the comment section.

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Bryan Craig Wishes General Hospital’s Maurice Benard ‘Happy Father’s Day’; Is He Trolling Us … or is This the Ultimate Return Tease?

Sunday is Father’s Day, and it’s the time when many soap stars and celebrities take to social media to give love and shout outs to their dads.

In an another post that got General Hospital fans to take notice, two-time Daytime Emmy-winner Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan Corinthos) dropped a blast from the past photo of himself alongside Maurice Benard (Sonny). Accompanying the photo, Bryan wrote: ‘Happy Father’s Day” Maurice Benard.

The post on X comes on the heels of a previous response by Craig to a post on Frank Valentini’s (executive producer, General Hospital) comment to On the Red Carpet, where he revealed that this summer, “A former cast member is coming back. And I think that the audience will go crazy for HIM.” In response, Craig teased, “Who could it be…”

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Now on Sunday responses to Craig’s post were met with varied responses from GH fans from “Stop playing with us” to “Now you’re just trolling us, lol. We really need you back right now.”  Still others took it as a potential confirmation that Craig is the mystery man on his way back to General Hospital stating, “I hope you’re going to back to GH!” to “Can’t wait!”

Craig last appeared on GH from 2013-2016 and made a brief return in 2018. Since departing GH, Bryan has appeared in numerous TV and film projects including: Freeform’s Good Trouble and ABC’s Grand Hotel.

So, is Bryan Craig yanking GH viewers chain, or is he slyly teasing us, because he knows he is the one returning to the ABC soap opera? Weigh-in on your theories below.

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