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B&B’s Katherine Kelly Lang Celebrates Her New Boutique ‘Benheart’ With Celebrity Opening (Photos)

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On Tuesday evening, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang welcomed many of her daytime drama friends for the grand opening of her new boutique in Beverly Hills, Benheart.  And earlier in the week on Monday, Lang also hosted the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening for her new store

Lang had posted on her social media that the Italian originated band will have its first American store. The boutique sells, leather shoes, belts, bags and jackets.

The store brand has a story behinds its name:  Ben was born in Fes, Morocco, home to the oldest leather tannery in the world and was just a child when he arrived in Scandicci, Italy which is famous for its leather production.  This is where he began to dream of creating his first leather jacket collection.  However, tragedy struck almost ten years ago.  Ben suffered a heart attack while playing soccer and found himself in need of a new heart.  He spent several months at the hospital in Florence, Italy waiting for a new heart.  Finally, a donated heart became available and gave Ben the second chance to go after his lifetime dream: creating his own brand of leather products.

Turning out for the opening of Benheart were Y&R stars past and present including: Sharon Case, Michael Muhney, Mark Grossman, Tamara Clatterbuck, Lauralee Bell, and more.  And from The Bold and the Beautiful, Don Diamont, Annika Noelle, Kim Matula, Obba Babatunde, Ashley Jones, and Jennifer Gareis,

Check out some photos from the event below.  Then share your congrats to Katherine on her new endeavor via the comment section.

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  1. Momo

    December 19, 2019 at 4:51 am

    Well, did he get a heart. This is a cliffhanger. I’m guessing yes since it looks like he was at the party, but don’t leave us hanging.

    Katherine looks great. Congratulations on her endeavor.

  2. Kay

    December 19, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    The woman is a wonder my goodness can’t even list all the things she has accomplished and now this. Congrats no one deserves it more!

  3. Antoinette Hohney

    December 20, 2019 at 10:44 am

    Congratulations on your leather line good luck

  4. Penny Sullivan

    December 21, 2019 at 2:24 am

    She is a DOLL! And LOVED Seeing the two Adams!

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DAYS Mary Beth Evans & Stephen Nichols with Guest Ron Carlivati Talk Stayla’s Greatest Hits & Approach To Scripts During COVID-19

This week is a pivotal one for Steve (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) on Days of our Lives.  Will they be reunited once again?

To take a stroll down memory lane of reunions past, Mary Beth Evans along with her longtime on-screen scene partner and dear friend, Stephen Nichols, watched back key scenes from the history of Stayla and offered up a second viewing experience as they commented on the clips.

Later, Mary Beth and Stephen are joined by their surprise guest and it is revealed to be Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati!

In her tweet, Evans announced: “Since we’re evidently leading up to something big on #Days … Stephen Nichols and I thought we’d get together & watch some of our reunions from the past. And, we were lucky enough to have a very special guest join us for a chat! #patchandkaylaforever”

Mary Beth and Stephen then chat with Ron about what changes is he having to make to scripts in the reality we all live in now, the coronavirus pandemic, and how he is taking in to account upcoming safety protocols that will need to be adhered to when Days goes back into production.

As of now, from an article in Deadline last Friday the NBC daytime drama series is aiming for a September 1st restart.

Watch Mary Beth, Stephen and Ron in part one and part two of their discussion below. You can find that and more on Mary Beth’s PlankBlog You Tube channel as well.

Let us know in the comment section what you favorite Patch and Kayla reunion has been … and if you are looking forward to how Days will look when it goes back into production within safety guidelines for COVID-19?

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B&B’s Denise Richards Reveals Her Husband Aaron Phypers Will Be Stand-In During Ridge Forrester Intimate Scenes

On Tuesday’s edition of CBS Daytime’s The Talk@Home, The Bold and the Beautiful and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Denise Richards (Shauna) appeared on the series.

During her segment, Denise discussed how she felt about B&B being the first American TV show back in production amidst the coronavirus pandemic and if she felt safe returning to work.  Richards also discussed how the love scenes and more intimate moments of the series will be done either with real-life partners standing in for their on-screen love interests, or a blow-up doll.

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Denise expressed: “I’m excited to go back to work. I think it’s important for us to also be safe, but to move forward. And Brad Bell [executive producer and head writer, B&B) has implemented a very safe environment, I feel, for all of us, so I think it’s important.”

As to the COVID-19 testing protocols, Richards explained:  “Every week we’re tested. If there are more than two actors, we have mannequins. If there is an intimate scene, they’ve asked us if our significant other can step in for that person. Otherwise, we’ll be doing a love scene with a doll.”

It was then Denise confirmed that her husband, Aaron Phypers, will be stepping in for intimate scenes with love interest Ridge Forrester, played by Thorsten Kaye: “He (Phypers) is standing in. And he came with me today. He had to have his COVID test too, every week the whole cast does. He starts standing in next week.”

Watch what Denise shared on her return to B&B below.

Then let us know what you think of B&B’s love scene or intimate moment protocol in order to get new episodes in the can safely for everyone involved via the comment section.

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Who Will Be B&B’s New Love Interest For Steffy Forrester?

The Bold and the Beautiful is back in production, the first soap to do so amidst the coronavirus pandemic, and there has been much speculation and talk for awhile now as to just what the future holds in story for one of its leading stars, Daytime Emmy-winner, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy Forrester).

It appears that instead of re-treading a romance for Steffy with Dollar Bill Spencer (Don Diamont) or his son, Liam Spencer (Scott Clifton), the series is about to bring in some new suitors into Steffy’s romantic life!

According to B&B’s executive producer and head writer, Brad Bell, he has big plans for Jacqui in the months ahead, as he related to TV Insider.

When Bell was asked about the new love interest coming in to the show for Steffy,  he revealed: “We have a great story coming up for Jacqui. Steffy has been committed to her work, her daughter Kelly…but people have been wondering when a new man will enter her life. He’s coming. She’ll have a period of time where, in fact, quite a few men will be after her – as they should be. She’s spectacular and unique. I’m thrilled to say that this next chapter will be very much about Steffy. I always feel comfortable putting drama in the hands of Jacqui Wood.”

In addition, recently on  The Michael Fairman Channel’s recent Daytime-Emmy virtual chat with Wood, Scott Clifton and Heather Tom, the actress also alluded to a potential new love interest for Steffy, too.   You can watch that below.

So, who would you suggest to play opposite Jacqueline MacInnes Wood as her new love interest?  Share your casting thoughts via the comment section.

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