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B&B's Brad Bell & Kristolyn Lloyd speak on the homeless story!

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The Bold and the Beautiful’s executive producer and head writer, Brad Bell and his newest addition to the cast in a contract role, Kristolyn Lloyd, (Dayzee) spoke with Nelson Branco in his new Soapgeist column out today from TV Guide Canada. If you missed last week’s episodes of B&B, featuring Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery) visiting the homeless, and prior episodes in which Stephanie comes to terms with fighting for her life after having an eye-opening experiencing witnessing those on the streets  in L.A…  Bell and Lloyd both spoke on what it meant to them and the CBS sudser.   Here are some excerpts:

Bell on that his intentions with the homeless story has more legs than than just about having a contender of episodes for this year’s Daytime Emmys: “Every day I drive into work, and I see all these homeless people who may have mental health issues like ADHD, etc. We’re going to tackle that on B&B in 2011. Just because they may not be living the healthy mental norm doesn’t mean they should be living out on the streets. You always want to do the best you can with the ingredients you have, but you never know when one is missing or why there isn’t a proper balance. You can go months trying to figure out why, but right now everything has fallen into place. It feels like the show is where I want it to be. We’re bringing in a lot of reality to the show along with romance and some fantasy. And we haven’t seen the last of these homeless people on our show. Many are coming in for our Christmas shows. They’ve now become our friends. We’re going to have a feast — and shoot a great show.”

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Lloyd on what it felt like to be part of such a huge socially relevant story on the soaps: “Brad is so hands-on with this storyline. During my audition, I didn’t even know Brad was the executive producer because they rarely show up at auditions but that’s how involved he is. Another reason why this is great is because after I did missionary work in Indonesia last year, it led me to doing some work on Skid Row every Saturday. When I came in to audition for this part, it was a very different character, but after I told Brad Bell about my missionary work, they [re-imagined] Dayzee. Dayzee was very hard and hopeless originally — she was even about to turn a trick before Stephanie first met her. Also, at that time, they were considering filming on Skid Row so after our talk Pandora’s Box opened and all this great stuff came up for the character. It’s sort of based on me. All those people at Gladys Park are my friends. We’re mixing those two worlds together. I offered my insight more than research. For example, I made sure that Stephanie followed through on her commitment to helping these people because the homeless [don’t need any more hollow promises].”

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Ivonnah
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Ivonnah

I love this storyline! Dayzee is such an amazing character! I’m glad they infused Kristolyn’s real life into the Dayzee, it gives her much more depth than what she sounds like she was originally. Great job B&B!! Looking forward to seeing much more of Miss Lloyd!

Qiana
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Qiana

Kristolyn Lloyd … You are AWSOMAZING! I am so proud of what GOD is doing inside of you and through you!Thank you for being one of a handful in Hollywood to give a true image and God’s eye view into the hearts of people that happen to live in homeless conditions verses just naming them “The Homeless” .
I KNOW God will continue to bless YOU my friend, I pray that others will be blessed because of it!

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mmc

It’s about time they had a really good storyline Our country has so many homeless and so many people stressed out because of falling on hard times.So many people are not happy because they can’t think of anything else but trying to make it through each day.so i commend them for this storyline! After a while i do get sick of Brooke and Ridge and Taylor and Taylor really wanting Ridge and Brooke holding onto Ridge and Ridge loving Brooke but giving Taylor a mixed message. (who is suppossed to love Whip but will always have the hots for Ridge)… Read more »

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First of all, I love the character Dayzee. The actress who plays her is so real, and refreshing. She holds her own with Susan Flannery. As an African American, I am overjoyed to see a character like Dayzee. To be honest, I quit watching “The Young And The Restless”, and “The Bold And The Beautiful” several months ago because I got tired of not seeing African American characters constantly overlooked with lack of story. I concluded that clearly the African American characters were not a priority as other characters, and it infuriated me to no end! However, Mr. Brad Bell… Read more »

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I forgot to mention…Christmas Eve’s B&B episode was my favorite of all times because finally I saw a real representation of L.A. meaning L.A. is such a melting pot, and that is what I saw on the tv screen. Again, keep up the great work Mr. Brad Bell.

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ROSCOE LAVENDER JR.

IT IS VERY GOOD TO SEE MISS DAYZEE SHE IS A VERY GOOD ACTRESS SHE PLAYS HER ROLL VERY WELL AND IT WILL VERY INTERESTING TO SEE WHO SHE ENDS UP WITH MARCUS OR THOMAS . I HAVE BEEN WITH B&B SINCE THE BEGINNING AND IT ONLY GETS BETTER THE SKID ROW REAL LIFE WAS VERY DEEP , THNX FOR BEING REAL .

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(WATCH) GH’s Genie Francis Shares: “I Just Have a Hard Time Believing, In My Heart, That The Great Luke Spencer Died in an Accident”

Today’s Friday episode of General Hospital, is set to feature the funeral of the iconic Luke Spencer (Tony Geary).

While family and friends will gather on the Haunted Star to memorialize him, what been teased by the ABC daytime drama is it will also set a whole storyline in motion.

ABC7 entertainment guru, George Pennacchio, spoke to several of the GH cast, who are involved in the episode including: Luke Spencer’s long-time love, Laura played by Genie Francis.

Francis exclaimed on the whole story: “I just have a hard time believing, in my heart, that the great Luke Spencer died in an accident.  No one stays dead on a soap. I don’t know how many times I’ve been dead. Really!”

Genie added: “I feel like they’re setting the stage, really, for a wonderful comeback and I’m going to keep my fingers crossed for that.”

Luke’s longtime friend played by Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) shared: “And has it actually happened? I mean, frankly, we have a little urn about this big that’s supposed to contain him and that’s it.”

And Luke’s sister, Bobbie, played by Jackie Zeman, also weighed-in if Luke is really a-goner: “Sometimes you get these little red herrings so, as you know, George, you know, you never really know.”

Watch Pennacchio chat with the GH stars below.

Now weigh-in, do you believe Luke is very much alive and well? Held captive, or “dead” dead? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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As The World Turns

Lisa Brown to be Honored In Virtual Interview With ’42nd Street’ Co-Star Lee Roy Reams

Coming up on a very special edition of The Locher Room, the show will honor beloved ATWT and GL actress, Lisa Brown, who passed away at the end of November in 2021.

Since Lisa was never able to participate in an episode of the series, host Alan Locher is welcoming longtime Broadway star, Lee Roy Reams, who starred along with Brown on the Great White Way in 42nd Street.

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It was one of Lisa’s wishes to have Reams interviewed on The Locher Room.  Lee Roy will chat on his almost 40-year friendship with Lisa, memories of working together, as well as his storied career.

Some of Ream’s other credits include leading Broadway roles in: The Producers, Beauty & The Beast, La Cage Aux Folles, Hello Dolly!, An Evening with Jerry Herman, Applause, Lorelei, Oklahoma and Sweet Charity.

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Circle Thursday, January 27th at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m. PST for the interview and you can watch the livestream here.

So, glad to know that the incredible Lisa Brown will be honored through the appearance of Lee Roy Reams on The Locher Room? Comment below.

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General Hospital

ESPN Sports Personality and ‘General Hospital’ Guest Star, Stephen A. Smith Reveals COVID-19 Nearly Took His Life

In a harrowing account of coming down with Covid-19, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, who also has a recurring role on General Hospital as Brick, revealed his battle over the holidays that led to him being hospitalized because of the severity of his symptoms.

On Monday, Smith returned to his co-hosting gig on ESPN’s First Take and it was there he shared what happened during his breakthrough case of Covid.  Stephen had been fully vaccinated. Smith said that he had tested positive late in December and wound up in the hospital with pneumonia in both lungs over New Years.

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Stephen A. discussed the details, expressing:  “I had 103 degree fever every night. Woke up with chills and a pool of sweat. Headaches were massive. Coughing profusely. And it got to a point where right before New Year’s Eve, I was in the hospital into New Year’s Day. That’s how I brought in the New Year.”

He went on to say about contracting Covid-19: “For me personally, it hit me differently. (Doctors) told me, had I not been vaccinated, I wouldn’t be here. That’s how bad I was. I had pneumonia in both lungs. My liver was bad, and it ravaged me to the point where even now I have to monitor my volume, get to the gym every day … I’m still not 100% with my lungs, but I’m Covid negative … I’m on the road to recovery.”

On a happier note, Smith shared how glad he was to be back at work after testing negative: “I’m ecstatic to be back. I’ve missed being at work. I’ve used more sick days in the last month than I’ve used in my 28-year career in this business.  And I can’t tell you how lucky and sincerely blessed I am to be sitting here with you guys today because two-and-a-half, three weeks ago, I didn’t know if I was gonna make it.”

So, glad to know Stephen A. is on the mend from a very scary bout with Covid? Share your thoughts in the comment section

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