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B&B's Stephanie to have stage four cancer in story shocker!

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In news revealed today though an interview with head honcho, Brad Bell, of The Bold and the Beautiful for TV Guide, Susan Flannery’s, Stephanie Forrester is about to face her biggest battle yet, and this time, she might not win it!  Bell divulged that in the upcoming cliffhanger of this Friday, September 24th’s episode , the four-time Daytime Emmy winner will begin to play out perhaps her greatest on-screen story, when Stephanie finds out she has stage four cancer! And, who else should stumble upon this and be privy to the info?  None other than Stephanie’s rival Brooke . (Katherine Kelly Lang).    So, could this mean the final bow for Flannery, who has hinted that she may be retiring at some point from the series?   Here are some juicy excerpts below from the Q&A with Bell!

Bell on Stephanie’s dire diagnosis and the fact that she refuses treatment:  “I wanted to create the biggest mountain possible for Stephanie to overcome. It’s the weightiest, most intimate and difficult thing she has ever had to wrestle with and to have to share it with Brooke is torture. This is a story about a highly functioning woman that will delve deeply into issues of self-worth and denial. But it’s not going to be morbid or depressing. Stephanie is determined to party right into her grave. It’ll be a hell of a lot of fun to watch”

Bell on if Flannery is truly leaving B&B with this being her exit storyline: “Susan is as unpredictable as her performances. One never knows. We like to think that things are going to last forever but nothing does. She’s done very well on The Bold and the Beautiful and before that on Days of Our Lives, and has had a long and successful career in Hollywood. We certainly hope it continues and we’re all hoping Stephanie survives this… there is a possibility that she won’t.”

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Terry Richard
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Terry Richard

If Susan Flannery quits “The Bold and the beautiful” I will no longer watch. She is the heart and soul of that serial.

Elena
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Elena

i can’t believe Stephy might quit! who will Brooke fight with? :O since i was a little girl they’ve been at each others’ throats! i can’t imagine the show without Stephanie. i was always a Brooke fan but those two are fun together.

bottomchef
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bottomchef

B&B uses cancer storylines all the time. Caroline, Becky, Grant, Macy, Felicia, now Stephanie. Brad Bell should think of something new. And it’s annoying when soaps make rivals “love” each other when 1 is in peril. Stephanie and Brooke should hate each other. Brooke has slept w/ all the Forrester men. Stephanie has repeatedly tried to kill Brooke, tried to kill Stephen, attacked Donna and has hated the Logans. A storyline more shocking would be if Brooke actually wins in a catfight. Brooke is younger and fit, yet she always gets pulverized by older Stephanie. Ridiculous. Flannery’s forte is not… Read more »

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bottomchef

The problem w/ B&B is that Brad Bell could literally fire all the actors and kill off all the characters, but as long as he keeps Flannery, Moss and KKL, then B&B can keep going. And that’s bec Brad Bell really has only consistently written for these thespians and their characters. Brad Bell has never branched outside of this triad in any significant way. So, if Flannery does quit, 1/3 of the triumvirate will be lost, the show will lose its main rivalry, and B&B will feel its impact. All the major storylines on B&B, when you get down to… Read more »

mmc
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mmc

I do agree without Susan Flannery the heart of the show will be gone.Like a true Mother ,she is the mainstay of the home or in her case, the show.I do disagree….Don Diamont as Bill Spencer is perfect.He’s so in control of himself and he does what ever it takes to get what he wants.Lets see if Liam makes him a more vulnerable man.plus, he looks so good and has gotten sexier as he gets older!

Margaret
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Margaret

I will miss Stephanie if she leaves and it would be just like her to leave with a bang. I’ve been watching the show for many years and would really miss Stephanie. But, death is a reality and it does happen even in families like the Forrester.

chooky1954
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chooky1954

Once Stephanie leaves so does this fan!

Rebecca
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Rebecca

Ratings will drop if Susan Flannery leaves the show..She wants to retire..She has a life too..Wish her well..Enjoyed her acting for many years.

Sandy Duquette
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Sandy Duquette

Susan is a main character on this show, don’t really want to see her leave. It’s time that her and Eric settle in for good this time. Too much sadness on these shows. We need more happy times.

gentry51
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gentry51

Please talk Susan into postponing her retirement. She IS the Bold and Beautiful. Send her to the Dr that she sent Felisa to when she had cancer. DON’T let herr die!!!!!!!!!!!!

semaj
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semaj

bring us a stephanie and eric reunion and please don’t kill off stephanie

Mary
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Mary

I can’t believe stepanie and ridge are going off b&b why would you take them off . Brooke is my number #1 i started watching the first day b&b came on channel 5. and i loved brooke then and have always her and ridge belong together and i love brooke and stephanie being friends now they are good being friends. if b&b wants to keep airing i think they better leave ridge and stephanie on the show.

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Christian LeBlanc Marks 30 Years as Y&R’s Michael Baldwin; Soap Plans Special Episode to Air in January

Three-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Christian LeBlanc, is celebrating today his 30th anniversary in the role of Michael Baldwin.

He began his portrayal of the legal eagle troubled bad boy back on November 26th, 1991. Since that time the character of Michael has evolved into one of the fan favorites in Genoa City.

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The Young and the Restless has revealed that coming in early January 2022, Christian and “Michael Baldwin” will have a special episode dedicated to them to honor the milestone.

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LeBlanc has won the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Daytime Emmy in 2005, 2007, and 2009 for his riveting performances.

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To make the occasion on Friday, Christian and Y&R celebrated his 30 years with a special look-back video of some of his most memorable moments where LeBlanc provided commentary.  You can check it out below.

Share your congrats to Christian for 30 years on a job well-done on The Young and the Restless via the comment section.

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As the World Turns and Guiding Light Favorite, Lisa Brown, Passes Away at 67

(UPDATED) In just more heartbreaking news in the soap world in 2021, we have lost another beloved performer.  Lisa Brown, who was so noteworthy for her spunky and emotional turns as Guiding Light’s Nola Reardon from 1980-1985, and later as Iva Snyder on As the World Turns from 1986-1994, has died.

Brown passed away this week on November 24th at the age of 67 following a brief illness.  The news came via the As the World Turns Facebook Fan Group and Soap Opera Digest.

This comes just two months later following the death of her former on-screen love interest Michael Tylo (Ex-Quinton, Guiding Light), who passed away in late September.

Those that followed Lisa’s career know she also starred in the Broadway Musical 42nd Street, while still playing Nola each and every day on Guiding Light.

She is survived by her children: James “Buddy” Nielsen, and daughter Victoria from her first husband Tom Nielsen (Ex-Floyd, GL) in addition to her two grandchildren, Penelope Ruiz-Nielsen and Brayden Hopf, and her second husband Brian Neary.

 

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Brown’s on-screen ATWT daughter, Martha Byrne  (Ex-Lily) simply tweeted, “My heart is broken.”

On Friday, Lisa’s son, Buddy Nielsen, posted a touching tribute to his mother, where he revealed that she passed away due to cancer.

Buddy shared: “My Mom passed away the day before Thanksgiving after a very quick battle with cancer. This all happened really fast and wasn’t expecting it. I’ve been MIA as I’ve been back and forth between LA and NJ as she has been in and out of the hospital the last couple weeks. This dream we live, we are all subject to the suffering, aging and death. It’s not to be morose but to understand that we have finite time and must take care with what we do and how we do it. To be able to be with someone at their last breath is truly beautiful. We must not fear death as without it we would never be born and experience the 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows. Our existence is both small and vast all at the same time. We are tiny but immense. I know she is here but no longer in her physical form, what we do in love we leave in death. My beautiful daughter and unborn son are her legacy.”

Share your condolences to Lisa’s family, and let us know of your remembrances of this wonderful actress who gave us so many memorable moments throughout her career via the comment section below. But first, watch Lisa in some of her classic scenes from ATWT and GL.

 

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TONIGHT: ‘The Magic’ Holiday Movie Featuring Kristos Andrews, Katherine Kelly Lang, Charles Shaughnessy, and More

You can catch some of your favorite soap stars and notables from The Bay in the holiday motion picture drama,The Magic, premiering Thanksgiving night on Popstar!TV at 8pm EST/PST.

The Magic stars Kristos Andrews (Pete/Adam, The Bay) along with, Charles Shaughnessy (Victor, GH), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke, B&B), Brandon B. Brown, along with Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee Sally Kirkland and Golden Globe and Oscar nominee Eric Roberts (Ex-Vance, Y&R).

The Bay’s Gregori J. Martin also directed, wrote, and produced this holiday film.

In story, hotshot attorney David Kane (Andrews) has lost the Christmas spirit and closed his heart to love following a tragic loss fifteen years earlier. Now, with the help of his guardian angels, twin sisters Mary Lou and Misty (The Bay’s Bianca and Chiara D’Ambrosio), David soon finds himself falling for paralegal Carolina Castillo (Alejandra Espinoza) and learns to believe in the magic of Christmas all over again.”

If you don’t catch it tonight, The Magic will also be available on digital and on demand starting December 10th on Popstar!TV and other streaming platforms to follow.

You can check out the trailer for the film below.

So, will you be checking out The Magic? Share your thoughts via the comment section.

THE MAGIC – Official Trailer (HD) from LANY Entertainment on Vimeo.

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