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B&B's Katherine Kelly Lang On The Mean-Spirited Judges On DWTS Italy & Brooke's Upcoming Return!

Photo Credit: Hutchins Photo

Photo Credit: Hutchins Photo

Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) has been off The Bold and the Beautiful for several months, because she went to Europe to take part in the ballroom dance competition Dancing with the Stars Italy!  As so many of us rooted for her back in the U.S, we followed her progress and the competition via social media, and videos on the Internet, while those in Italy watched live on TV.

As witnessed, American viewers noticed that the Italian judges seemed to be a bit more mean-spirited than their stateside counterparts, which seemed to be a trademark of the program abroad.

In a new interview with TV Guide Magazine Michael Logan heralding the highly-anticipated return of Katherine as Brooke back to The Bold and the Beautiful now that her “Dancing” days are done, the international fan favorite and star of the CBS soap chatted about her experience, and what will happen when Brooke returns to Los Angeles to see the shambles of all the relationships she knew of, before she left town!  Look for Katherine to first air on the January 22nd episode of the sudser. Here are a few interesting excerpts below from the TVG chitchat!

Katherine on if she thinks the DWTS Italy judges were particularly more mean to her than the other celebrity contestants: “They were definitely more mean to me. They do it for the ratings and they change the rules every single day so you cannot possibly explain how the show works. I thought it would be fun to go over and compete on a dance program. (Laughs) Well, I was wrong! It turned out to be more of a reality show with dance involved and they really want to provoke you. They want to see your reactions. They want to see tears and anger. And they really want to see you fire back some retorts, which is so not my style. I don’t like reality shows at all so, when I realized what was really going on, I was taken aback. I think maybe they thought they’d hired my character. They kept calling me Brooke. I kept saying, ‘My name is Kelly!'”

Katherine on what Brooke will do since she knows how her daughter Hope played by the exited Kim Matula lost her baby:  “Brooke knows all about Hope losing the baby because Hope came to visit her in Europe — none of which the audience got to see — and she seems to know about Quinn and Deacon being together. My first scenes back are with Rena Sofer and Sean Kanan, and Brooke says to Deacon, “So…you and Quinn, huh?” (Laughs) And it goes downhill from there. Brooke never trusted Quinn.”

So, what did you think about Katherine’s DWTS Italy experience?  How the judges treated her?  And, are you excited for Brooke to return to the canvas?  When Brooke does come back, who do you want her love match to be this go-round? Comment below!

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Jo Saponare
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Jo Saponare

She was stiff as a board. The judges got it right.

Mo
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Mo

The one I saw she wasn’t that great, but I think the judges were a bit harsh. And not even being able to get her name right is disrespectful.

How did she do overall, in the standings?

jimh(leave it beaver)
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jimh(leave it beaver)

The reality is we live in a harsh world…todays entertainment world seems to believe the more vulgar and contriversal you are the better…and it works because todays society has no respect for human life or for even themself…jmo

Mary SF
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Mary SF

It is so true our culture seems to be devolving back to Roman times when watching people get mauled by lions was sport— but we have bright spots like the holiday season when for a moment, just a moment the world remembers what love and charity is supposed to be like– wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and better days in the New Year– Mary SF

Rose
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Rose

Hear! Hear! To both Jimh and Mary. I made a choice the last few weeks to not dwell on the news and enjoy the season. I’m lucky to work in a large bookstore. The customers were very giving, friendly and “civilized” if not a little anxious about what presents to get for loved ones and friends. Makes you realize there is still hope in the world for the better nature of humans.

Sharice
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Sharice

I read that she made more $$$ doing this than she makes all year on “Bold and the Beautiful.”

Mo
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Mo

I hope she made some money since they didn’t treat her very well.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Good for KKL!

TIno Sorino
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TIno Sorino

Those judges were evil bullies, I am American Italian and I felt really bad for Kelly. Those judges had no class and mean and unclassy. Welcome back Kelly.

richard
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richard

The judges were WAY harsh and they were definitely trying to provoke her. I’m glad her and JMW are headed back to BOLD. They have handled Brooke’s exit very well and the show kept chuggin along. Brooke will def have her hands full when she gets back. Dealing with Quinn and Deacon, finding out about Maya/Rick/Caroline, Ridge’s involvement with Caroline, Katie and Bill reuniting, and Taylor wanting Eric back!!! Also Hope’s eventual return!!! Brooke needs to be refreshed and ready and firing on ALL cylinders!! The character needed a break and I can’t wait to see what happens when she… Read more »

richard
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richard

And I hope they DO NOT have some new man follow Brooke back from Milan with a story of some torrid love affair they had while she was away!!!!!

SZima
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SZima

I only saw one of KKL’s dances, and she was awful! HOWEVER, the judges were particularly mean and she didn’t deserve the way the skewered her. And I am NOT a fan of KKL and I thought it was awful.

SZima
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SZima

“didn’t deserve the way THEY skewered her.”

Mija
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Mija

What I think about Katherine’s DWTS Italy experience ? I’ve seen all dance by KK and my opinion : that was a big disaster. She should be “Broke” and don’t be anything else.
Italy judges were not more mean to her – unfortunately: she could not dance -that is fact !!!!!!
Merry Christmas to everyone !

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Look…I’m sorry that those DWTS judges a la Italy were mean and mean-spirited to KKL but let’s face it…judges on A-L-L reality shows D-O-N-‘T mince words, D-O-N-‘T care about hurt feelings and (most of all) offer N-O apologies!!!!! Also, Katherine should have known from the VERY BEGINNING that DWTS a la Italy is an ACTUAL reality show!!!!! She CANNOT be that naive!!!!! One more thing: When Katherine’s character of Brooke comes back to B&B in January, I hope to G-O-D that Brooke DOES NOT interfere in Deacon and Quinn’s relationship!!!!! Deacon and Quinn’s relationship is N-O-N-E of Brooke’s business!!!!! To:… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Very nice holiday sentiments, Jay! Same to you!

GB
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GB

the mean-spiritedness of the judges may well be an accurate assessment – though by no means were they meaner than say Simon Cowell on the old American Idol – and when they see good dancing, they do praise it. Truth is KKL thought she could coast on her celebrity status (the ways Ronn Moss did on the very same show a few years back when he got very far without really deserving to do so), and she was much too awful to have a chance of doing that. For an actress, who works with her body and physicality day in… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

I look forward to KLL’s return to B&B. Without Brooke and Hope, this show is a shell of its former self.

And have you noticed that they are bumping up the minutes of precious screen time for their exterior shots?!

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Eileen Davidson, Vince Van Patten & Caitlyn Jenner In Cast Of New Sitcom ‘Duke of the Valley’

A fictional apartment building featuring a set of very eccentric tenants in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California is the backdrop for a new indie comedy sitcom based on the memoirs of the late Dick Van Patten, best known for his role on the ABC series, Eight is Enough.

The show entitled, Duke of the Valley is co-created by Dick’s son, Vince Van Patten and his grandson, Duke Van Patten, who also wrote the series together. In addition, Vince is also directing and one of the producers of the series.

According to The Wrap, Caitlyn Jenner will star as Heather a transgender “white trash” woman who sells perfume at the counter of Macy’s.  Others in the cast include: Vince Van Patten’s wife and two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Eileen Davidson (Ashley, Y&R and Ex- DAYS and RHOBH), who plays Brenda, a washed-up actress who can’t accept that her career in showbiz is over.

Vince Van Patten takes on the role of a homeless killer named Skipy, who demands to camp outside the apartment building.  Meanwhile, Duke Van Patten plays himself as an actor in Hollywood living in a dingy apartment building in the San Fernando Valley that happens to be owned by his ‘crazy uncle Jimmy”, played by none other than James Van Patten.

Duke of the Valley is currently in production, but without a network or streaming service attached to it yet.  Thus, no release date has been set as this time either.

So, what do you think of the premise of Duke of the Valley featuring Caitlyn, Eileen and Vincent? Comment below!

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Tom Pelphrey Set As Series Regular For Amazon’s Mystery Drama ‘Outer Range’

Another great feather in the cap for one of the finest actors we know, former Guiding Light and As the World Turns alum, and two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Tom Pelphrey.

Fresh of his star-turn in Netflix;s Ozark as Laura Linney’s on-screen brother Ben, Pelphrey has nabbed a key role in the upcoming Amazon series, Outer Range.

The show also stars Lilli Taylor and Tamara Podemski and Josh Brolin.  Outer Range is from playwright Brian Watkins, Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment and Amazon Studios.

According to Deadline: The story centers on Royal Abbott (Brolin), a rancher fighting for his land and family, who discovers an unfathomable mystery at the edge of Wyoming’s wilderness.  Taylor will portray Cecilia Abbott, the matriarch of the Abbott family. Cecilia is a woman of deep faith, which she finds tested as never before. Podemski will play Deputy Sheriff Joy. A life-long cop, Joy is running for county sheriff, and is the first gay Native American to ever do so in Wyoming. Pelphrey is Perry Abbott, the dutiful, eldest Abbott son, who is torn up inside by the lingering mystery of his missing wife.”

Coming up this Oscar season look for Tom in David Fincher’s Mank, where he plays Joseph Mankiewicz .

So will you be checking out Tom in Outer Range? Comment below.

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The Bold and the Beautiful Celebrates Taping 100 Episodes Since Returning to Production Amidst COVID-19

This week on Wednesday, The Bold and the Beautiful reached another milestone in their over 33-years on the air, but this one nobody could have prepared for or predicted earlier this year.

The CBS daytime drama celebrated their 100th episode back in production after the coronavirus pandemic shut down production months ago.  B&B was the first soap and television show back in production in the U.S. in June and since that time has kept the show moving forward offering its fans plenty of drama.

For the milestone, the cast and crew were given new masks to wear, which showed The Bold and the Beautiful logo and the 100 numerical number.

Taking to their Instagram account over the last few days, showing off their masks, and marking the occasion have been cast members including: Lawrence-Saint Victor, Thorsten Kaye, Denise Richard, Matthew Atkinson, Katherine Kelly Lang, John McCook, Scott Clifton, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood and more.

Thosten Kaye gave a special message and shout out to fans of the series sharing: ” We couldn’t have done it without you, our fans. Thank you.”

Lawrence Saint-Victor shared: “We’ve shot 100 episodes since we’ve been back in production!!  Our incredible team who brought us back and brought us back safely.   We weathered this crazy time.”

Check out Jacqui and Scott celebration pic below, then share your congrats to B&B for providing entertainment and drama during these tough times when it cannot be easy to film via the comment section below.

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