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B&B's Karla Mosley Talks On The Responsibility Of Playing A Trans Character With SO POPULAR's Janet Mock!

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The Bold and the Beautiful’s Karla Mosley (Maya Avant) appeared today on MSNBC’s So Popular hosted by American writer, transgender rights activist, author and the former staff editor of People magazine’s website, Janet Mock!

In an intriguing conversation, Mosley is put to the test by Mock, and the questions she pulled from fans who wanted to know more about how The Bold and the Beautiful and Mosley intend to do justice and tell Maya’s story.

Mosley also did address the plot point from a few years back where Maya was supposed to have had a baby and as Karla explains it,  it does, “connect the dots” for her.  Addressing the issues, and concerns, and excited about the future of this story, plus telling Mock that B&B will bring on transgender actors and characters to fill in and help round out the story made for an interesting chat.

Watch Karla and Janet discuss the secret story bombshell that has everyone talking after the jump.  Then, let us know if you are exciting to see Maya’s journey, the conflict with the character on the CBS daytime drama series, and if you hope she comes out of all of this an even stronger woman who isn’t afraid to share her truth.

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Enjoyed this peek into the storyline and i really thought that was a woman she was talking to and not a transgendered male who really is a woman now….but @MichaelFairman…thank goodness i have cable and MSNBC because that video above was taking FOREVER to load..and it’s STILL trying to LOL…and you introduced me to that part of MSNBC because it’s certainly not on demand but i will be checking it out every now and then…so ….THANKS!!

GO RACHEL MADDOW….I LOVE HER…so sad for RonanFarrow tho…he was a bit boorish!!!

Quite honestly this is a subject I wasn’t very familiar with. But from what I can see Karla and the writers are handling it with great sensitivity instead of cliches you might see coming out of certain segments of society or pop culture. But the threat of prejudice is still there since Maya’s sister is holding the secret over Maya’s head.

I must admit I think Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie (coincidentally a soap opera setting) and Jack Lemmon in Some Like It Hot, both dressing up and pretending to be women, was amusing. I was just naive enough to not realize this is real life for some people.

Here’s a little trivia: the very first transgender soap character appeared in the 1970s on the very shortlived syndicated serial ‘All That Glitters’ and played by a pre-Dallas Linda Grey! To see a very realistically written soap opera transgender character and the problems she faced when people found out and with discrimination google Hayley Cropper of the British soap Coronation Street— tptb at B&B want to do a powerful, well done transgender storyline need to read the Hayley Cropper struggle for acceptance in a world of hate and discrimination!!!

Absobloodylutely, jimh! Our Hayley was brilliant and I do hope those at B&B take the time to study her story!
BTW…you mentioned a chat site for Corrie. I have been looking for you and cannot seem to find it. Would you mind sharing so we can possibly have a good natter about Corrie some time?
I will have to look up ‘ALL THAT GLITTERS’. I remember the title but have never seen the programme. I adore Linda Grey!
Cheers and best regards X

Its Corrie.net The Coronation Street fan website….i sent this before but i dont know if you got it or not—it didnt appear when i replied…hope you find it—its great!!!

Hiya m8! jimh…just wanted you to know that I left a ‘hello’ message to you on Corrie.net a bit ago. Hope you see it! I forgot about the chat portion of Corrie.net. I have been there before reading up on some of the classic episodes from the past from time to time. Take care! Cheers! Eden X

Janet Mock is cray-cray! Watch out, Karla!

I must apologize but I now feel I am too old for soaps. The transgender issue isn’t the problem for me. It’s the fact that Maya has never told Rick and I just can’t stand the sister. My own sister and myself have been thru some pretty rough times but this blackmail thing is way over the line. I’m also way way over Brooke and her problems and coming between Deacon and Quinn (not that I have any great love for either of them) but whatever Brooke gets out of interfering in one relationship too many is well deserved. I must admit for the past week I have been fast forwarding thru most of the show. I hope they (the writers) don’t break up Ridge and Caroline as she is way too good for Rick. No matter what Ridge has done before I would hate to see him back with Brooke.

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CBS Orders Michele Van Jean Soap Opera ‘The Gates’ to Series; Set to Debut January 2025

Great news! Soap fans are getting the first new daytime drama in 25 years with the news today that CBS has moved Michele Van Jean’s The Gates to a series order.

In addition, the show is set to bow in January 0f 2025, which means that it appears that the new soap will replace The Talk, which was just canceled and will end after its upcoming 15th season in December of 2024.  No specific time period, or exact premiere date has been set as of yet.

In the premise of the The Gates it follows lives of a wealthy Black family who live in a luxurious gated community.

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The Gates has Val Jean as its writer, showrunner and one of its executive producers. Soap fans know Val Jean’s work best for her work on the writing teams of General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful.  Taking to X, Michele shared: “It’s go time” citing the news on the show coming to CBS in 2025 via Deadline.

Sheila Ducksworth, Leon Russell, Derrick Johnson and Kimberly Doebereiner will serve as executive producers on The Gates production team. The soap has been in development through a the joint venture between CBS Studios and the NAACP, which was established to help elevate a diverse range of voices and increase the visibility of Black artists.

The series will be produced by the CBS Studios/NAACP venture in partnership with P&G Studios, which is a division of Procter & Gamble, who used to be very big in the soap opera game.

Are you excited to know that we are truly getting the first new soap opera in over two and a half decades added to a network TV line-up? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Adam J. Harrington Weighs-in On John and Carly, and How it’s ‘Starting to Get Very Complicated”

On recent episodes of General Hospital, Carly (Laura Wright) came to John “Jagger” Cates (Adam Harrington) rescue as he was beaten down in an assault. Carly put on her “nurses cap,” sort of speak, and got John to his hotel room and watched over to him, to make sure he didn’t lose consciousness.

GH fans also got their first glimpse of what may be a new romance for Carly, if she and John continue to bond.  If John and Carly were to have a relationship, it would certainly have a ripple effect with Jason (Steve Burton) and Sonny (Maurice Benard).

Adam J. Harrington shared his view on the scenes and what might be next between the two. Speaking to Soap Opera Digest, Harrington shared, “I thought it was written in a way where there’s an understanding and a respect between them both. I don’t think there was any moment where she was not aware that he’s an FBI agent, and there was no moment that he wasn’t aware of her history and relationship to other people in the town. I really liked it. I was really looking forward to shooting it with Laura and we had a really nice time shooting it.”

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When Carly and John part ways, it seems there were some romantic sparks, as Harrington puts it, “Isn’t that interesting that sometimes with people, the one moment they actually show how they feel is when they know there’s an escape hatch. They know they’re about to walk away. So, it’s almost safe in that moment to do it. I thought that was really special about how (the writers) handled John and Carly. Even the music in that scene was beautifully done.”

Where is this all heading? Conflict! Internally and professionally, and as Adam explains, “Who Carly was to John on paper as just a tool to be used as bait is starting to get very complicated.”

What would you think of a John and Carly pairing? Would you prefer him with Anna, or neither of them? Let us know via the comment section and take our poll below.

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‘Tamron Hall’ Renewed for its Sixth Season

While news last week of CBS daytime’s The Talk being canceled after its upcoming shortened 15th season, another talk show is continuing to live another day.

Now comes word that Tamron Hall has been picked up for its sixth season. The talk show currently ranks third out of nine other one-hour syndicated talk shows.  It has now become the second-longest running talk show produced by Disney. The renewal comes from ABC Owned Television Stations and leading broadcast groups including Hearst, Scripps, Nexstar, Tegna, Gray and AMG.

In addition, the show has showed a significant growth in its digital presence and audience engagement, with a 25% increase in followers season over season and a 148% increase in content engagement.

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In a statement, host Tamron Hall shared, “From the start, I saw the show as a chance to build a community. Now, here we are, preparing for Season 6. Wow!”

“Thank you to my team and my beloved Tam Fam,” Hall added, “for nurturing my dream and growing this community. We are a daily destination to talk, laugh, learn and be inspired together. From the biggest celebrities in the world to the most incredible people in their own neighborhood, they all come here to talk, and I am grateful.”

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ABC News President Kim Godwin expressed on the pick-up “Tamron and team are a singular force in daytime because the show gets to the core of humanity through meaningful connection and thoughtful conversations whether covering the most-talked-about issues of the day or interviewing the newsmakers shaping our world. We and the Tam Fam can rejoice because Tamron Hall is back for another must-watch season of fun and fearlessness.”

Tamron Hall has also won two Daytime Emmys during its run thus far.

So, glad to see ‘Tamron Hall’ will have its sixth season? Comment below.

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