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B&B's Brad & Colleen Bell Obama Fundraisers! Foo Fighters Perform! Clooney appears!

Photo Credit: Kathie Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathie Hutchins

It was day and evening that soap opera power couple Brad and Colleen Bell, the head honcho of The Bold and the Beautiful and his wife, the Director of Special Projects, hosted Hollywood elite and very special guests who paid up to $ 35,800 for a dinner and the opportunity to see and meet President Barack Obama and First Lady, Michelle Obama.

The fundraisers were held yesterday the the Bell’s beautiful Holmby Hills, California Estate, which often is used as the fictional home of Brooke Logan on the CBS soap!   Before President Obama spoke to the crowd, the just crowned five-time Grammy winners, The Foo Fighters, performed on the grounds for $ 250.00 a piece ticket  with a 4-song set including“Learn to Fly,” “Hero,” “Walk,” and “Everlong”.  What followed were short speeches by actors Rashida Jones and Jack Black.  Next, Colleen Bell introduced Obama saying, “He reminds us that change doesn’t come easy or fast.”  Obama then walked on stage to applause.

According to the HuffingtonPost.com report “Obama spoke in front of a crowd of 1,000 Angelenos on the lawn of soap opera producer Bradley Bell and his wife Colleen, with familiar faces in the VIP section included actors Mila Kunis, Don Cheadle and Paul Reiser and celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck.  After the concert and speeches were over, Obama was led inside the Bell home for a $35,800/plate fundraising dinner. Guests at this more intimate event included actors George Clooney and Jim Belushi.

Days of our Lives star, Sarah Brown (Madison) who appeared a few years ago on B&B posted on her Facebook page, “Had a great night at the Obama fundraiser tonight. It was an inspiring evening! I got to see some of my friends from B&B and had the opportunity to meet two of my favorite artists Herbie Hancock and Don Cheadle! The Foo Fighters, Jack Black, and Colleen Bell opened for the President. Got some great pictures. XO”

So do you wish you were at the events yesterday?  Are you glad to see soap opera movers and shakers participating in such an important time in our country? Let us know!

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Gloria
Gloria

When you can’t say something nice . . . .

Matt
Matt

I love B&B! Glad to the upswing in the ratings in recent months. B&B is my “guilty pleasure” soap. Kudos to the Bells.

Jared
Jared

I’d rather the entertainment industry remain publicly neutral on political matters.

gloria
gloria

Exactly.

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In a press conference currently being conducted by the CPD supervisor, Eddie Johnson and Commander Edward Wodnick, they revealed that Smollett turned himself in quietly and without issue.   In addition, the Chicago PD are outlining the events and timeline that led to Smollett’s arrest.

Smollett turned himself in at the Central District police station in Chicago at 5 a.m., police reported.  Thursday morning, Smollett was scheduled to appear for a bail hearing Thursday at 1:30pm central time on a felony charge of a class 4 disorderly conduct, and with that charge Smollett could face up to 1.5 years in prison.

Jussie’s attorney’s released the following statement on Wednesday night after Smollett was charged by the Chicago PD: “Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been an investigation like this one where information, both true and false, has been repeatedly leaked. Given these circumstances, we intend to conduct a thorough investigation and to mount an aggressive defense.”

Smollett reported that he has been attacked as he was walking home around.  He claimed two masked men shouted racist and homophobic slurs as they beat him, put a noose around his neck, and poured a chemical on to him.

Enter two brothers, Ola and Abel Osundairo, who Smollett knew, who were arrested last week, but later released as suspects. The two brothers told police they helped stage the attack with Smollett.  They were paid $3,500 to orchestrate the attack by Smollett.  In their press conference, the Chicago PD revealed that they have the check as evidence were Smollett paid the brothers that sum.

The brothers left for Nigeria hours after the attack, and were arrested days later when they returned to Chicago.   On Wednesday, they testified to a grand jury. Smollett was later charged with disorderly conduct.

What do you think now about the events and the arrest of Jussie Smollett?  Comment below! But first watch the Chicago PD police department.live feed of the press conference on Smollett’s arrest.

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Well, well, well! Look who is back on set at The Young and the Restless!  Thad Luckinbill, who is presumed dead as J.T. Hellstrom, was seen walking around the sound stages at CBS Television City on Wednesday.

That is because Thad is taping again at the number-one soap opera!  In a tweet put out by the series Twitter account with a photo of Thad (see below), they reveal: “Spotted On Set! J.T. Taking a coffee break. Stay tuned!”

So now the mystery begins!  Will J.T. be alive after all, which would exonerate Nikki, and her gal pals in crime, Phyllis, Sharon and Amelia from a murder rap?

Could Thad just be back to appear as a ghost?  Will he come back alive and continue his abusive ways towards Victoria?

When Luckinbill returned to the show in late 2017, fans were in for a shock when once nice guy, J.T. was turned into a spousal abuser.

So, what do you think of J.T. coming back to Genoa City … or is he? How will this story play out now that it is in the hands of head writer, Josh Griffith? Comment below,

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Looks Like Denise Richards will be pulling double duty! After recently joining the new season of Bravo’s hit reality show franchise, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the actress has also joined CBS Daytime’s The Bold and the Beautiful.

In casting news out of PEOPLE.com, Richards is set to play Flo’s mom (Katrina Bowden), Shauna Fulton.

Richards is joining B&B in a contract role.  What we do know from the series EP and head writer, Brad Bell as told to PEOPLE: “Shauna is a fun-loving, hard-working single mother from Las Vegas who aspires to live life to its absolute fullest. She heads for Los Angeles when she learns that her daughter, Florence ‘Flo’, the pride and joy of her life, is entangled in a complicated situation. However, Shauna’s involvement won’t stop there. She’s got a past and big secrets to spill.”

Look for Denise to start her B&B adventure taping all-new episodes this Friday with her debut on April 3.

In the meantime you can catch Richards on RHOBH as their season kicked-off last week on February 12th.

So, what do you think of the addition of Denise Richards to The Bold and the Beautiful? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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