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Becoming Bold & Beautiful! New Book Gives Rare & Revealing Look At The World's Most Popular Soap!

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Each weekday, over 35 million people in more than 100 countries tune in to find out the latest intrigue entangling the Forrester, Logan, and Spencer families in the high-stakes fashion world.  And now the popular daytime drama gives devoted fans rare and revealing behind-the-scenes access in publishing Becoming Bold & Beautiful: 25 Years of Making the World’s Most Popular Daytime Soap Opera.  It will be available for sale beginning November 13, 2012 wherever books are sold. Or, you can purchase you copy now by going to Amazon.com!

Here’s what you can find inside: Travel back in time to the inception of the series in 1987 through the present day with more than 200 photographs featuring cast and crew on Stage 31 of CBS Television City in Los Angeles, and on location in Malibu, Cabo San Lucas, and Aspen.  See how the series creators, the Bell family, mirror the fictional Forrester family.  Plus, CGI images used to create Brooke and Thomas’s berry-induced hallucination on a South Pacific island, and how holiday scenes are created at the Forrester’s sumptuous Beverly Hills home. Follow the show as it revisits Los Angeles’s Skid Row to pick up a story line that highlights the issue of homelessness. Celebrate actress Darlene Conley’s portrayal of Sally Spectra for nearly 20 years.

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Becoming Bold & Beautiful features a Foreword by Susan Flannery, John McCook, Ronn Moss, Katherine Kelly Lang, Introduction by Executive Producer and Head Writer, Bradley Bell, Photos by Elizabeth Annas, Monty Brinton, Ray Christian, Scott Downie, Jeffrey Fiterman, Griff Griffin, Cliff Lipson, Jon McKee, Danya Morrison, Geraldine Overton, John Paschal, Harold Smith, Sean Smith, Art Streiber and John Za, Text and Photo Editing by David Gregg,  Creative Direction by Adrian Avilés, Cover 25th Anniversary Cast Photo by Art Streiber.

And if you are in the Southern California area next Tuesday, November 13, you  can join Brad Bell, Katherine Kelly Lang, John McCook, Don Diamont, Scott Clifton and Kim Matula who will be signing copies at the launch of B&B’s newest book, Becoming Bold & Beautiful.  The event will be held at Barnes and Noble at The Grove, Los Angeles, located at 189 Grove Drive, Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA  90036.  7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Will you be picking up your copy of Becoming Bold & Beautiful? Let us know!

 

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Mary SF

I am sure this book will be on many fan’s Christmas wish list. Congrats to B&B for making it to 25 years. Many soap operas have come and gone during this time, so they must be doing something right. I think staying with the 30 minute format instead of expanding to 60 has been the show’s saving grace. I don’t know if the show will last another 25, but in today’s world getting to this point in television is quite the achievement, so it deserves credit for that.

ashlee
ashlee

I have never ever understood or gotten the appeal of this show. It’s constant near incestuous entanglements are just stupid and gross…the show is set in Los Angeles…and the only romantic interests these people can find are their own family members? And the two leads Katherine Kelly Lang and Ronn Moss…no offense…but their acting “skills” leave much to be desired. This show has cast some of the best talent…and squandered it away…having NO idea how to write story or integrate characters…Sarah Brown, Antonio Sabato Jr., Lesli Kay, Zack Conroy, and those are just a few. They hire these big name actors, and their characters are complete duds and end up limping off the show within a year. There is no way to be emotionally connected to these characters because their personalities and wants and whims change with the wind. I just don’t get it. I hope departure of Steph and Ridge…that Brad Bell is actually able to write a STORY or two…rather than disjointed scenes about nothing. Fans have been begging for more Thorne and more Felicia…give fans what they want!! Read the fan forums. Get in touch with the public.

SZima
SZima

I’ve been “watching” this show for just a few months…only because I can record then FF through most of it. There are only a few stories I sort of enjoy, but they don’t involve anything Hope/Liam/Steffy/Thomas/Caroline/Rick. I absolutely do not watch any of their scenes.

I’ll probably stop watching the show all together once Susan Flannery is gone.

mo
mo

I would like to see more of Thorne and Felicia as well. It’s a shame we’ve been inundated with Liam-Hope-Steffy.

Mary SF
Mary SF

OMG, LOL for someone who doesn’t understand or get the appeal of this show, you seemed to know a lot about it, which means you have watched it, so my question is why did you bother if you dislike it so much? And if you stopped watching then why do you care what they do or don’t do on this show? Obviously you sound more like a me, a fan who was let down time and time again, you know the appeal the show had, but they dropped the ball a number of times that it is hard not to be disappointed. I respect that, but don’t pretend this show is like something you find on the bottom of your shoe and then complain because it doesn’t tastes good. If you don’t like it, don’t watch it. If you watch it, you can complain about it, be upset when they don’t do their best work, but don’t act like this show is beneath you.

ashlee
ashlee

Um, the last time I checked…this was a public forum where we can express our thoughts and feelings. I don’t get the appeal of the show and thats my opinion. I can not watch it and dislike it or watch it and not like it that is my prerogative. I feel I clearly expressed why I do not get it…the constant merry go round of near incest…the lack of storyline…the under utilization of talent. I never said the show was beneath me. That’s an awfully big leap from what I actually typed.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Ashlee, I am sorry if I offended you that was not my intent. This is a public forum and being able to express opinions honestly is what these post are for. Unfortunately, the written word cannot convey tone. I was amused by your post because of the contradiction between your dislike for the show and your passion for it, and I was attempting to point that out in lighthearted manner, but it must have come across mean spirited. Upon reflection I admit my wording choices could have been better, but the way I read your post, again words don’t convey tone, but what I heard in between the lines was ” this show is really crappy and I don’t understand why anyone would want to watch it” So I was trying to say don’t pretend you don’t like this show on some level otherwise you wouldn’t watch it. Not to tell you what you can or cannot do, but just to lighten your mood, because you sounded very upset about this show and I was to show you must like it on some level to be even posting about it. But I’m live and let live kind of gal. I have no quarrel over your views of the show. I even agree with most of them, so again I apologize for the misunderstanding, my bad. I look forward to reading your posts in the future and I promise to make better word choices if I ever respond to your posts again- thank you for hearing me out.

ashlee
ashlee

What a nice reply!! Thanks Mary!! You’re a cool chick! :).

Mary SF
Mary SF

Ashlee- I forgot to add although this is a public forum to express our views, there are reply buttons, so one must expect replies from those who disagree with us, or want to challenge our opinions. I pick this forum because it is one of the few on the internet I found that most posters are very respectful even in their disagreements. Yesterday, I was trying to challenge you to see the humor in saying you don’t understand why people could be a fan of this show, when you yourself are obviously a fan, a disgruntled one, but a fan nonetheless, otherwise you would not watch or care what Brad Bell did or didn’t do. And you challenged me to be more careful in choosing words, to be certain my intent is being convey accurately. I’m new to the internet and forums, I just assume if you use LOL in your post, the person reading it understands you are being playful. It is fine to dislike a show’s writing, acting, sets whatever, I said I can respect that, but imo it is silly to act like you are not a fan when you are, and using humor badly I was hoping you own up to it and laugh a little at it like I did. Again I apologize for the way I said it, but not for believing your idea you can’t understand why people would like this show when you yourself watch it- is rather amusing to me

Kristen
Kristen

I will pick up a copy. Just wish I could do it in Southern Cal at the Grove on the 13th!

mo
mo

I think Susan and John should have been on the cover with Ronn and KKL.

Look forward to this.

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The duo who became so popular as “Stabi” reveals why Gabi and Stefan’s love/hate relationship worked so well, and those sexed up love scenes.  Later in the interview Camila discusses her recent scenes with Sal Stowers (Lani) where Gabi wants Lani to get down on her knees and beg for forgiveness for Lani shooting Stefan, even though he got in the line of fire to save his mother, Vivian (Robin Strasser).  In addition, Camila talks about working with Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie) and how Julie hurled some minority slurs at Gabi shortly before her heart-attack.

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On the site homepage is Benard’s mission statement.  The two-time Daytime Emmy-winner expressed: “State of Mind to me means being 100% present, feeling completely at peace inside of you, not letting your thoughts control your life and always looking for ways to be the best that you can be.”

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Maurice released a video talking about how ‘State of Mind’ came to him one night following an anxiety attack.

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The new site offers links to three organizations close to Maurice: Nami (National Alliance of Mental Health), Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, and the International Bipolar Foundation.

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According to Deadline:  the third actress to play Cristal Jennings, Daniella Alonso, who debuts tonight in the season three opener has been made series regular. Along with the previously recurring: Michael Michele (Dominique Devereaux), Sam Underwood (Adam Carrington) and Adam Huber (Liam), who have now been upped to major cast status.

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The new season gets underway with new showrunner Josh Reims, and Sallie Patrick staying on as an executive producer.

CW’s Dynasty is a modernized reboot of the 1980s primetime soap of the same name, the series follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children.

Glad to hear Sam, Adam, Michael and Daniella are series regulars for season three? Watch what happens tonight beginning at 9PMEST on the CW.

 

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