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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.

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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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.

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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… Read more »

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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.

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

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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… Read more »

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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.

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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… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »

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

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

Look forward to this.

Days Of Our Lives

Sal Stowers On Final DAYS Airdate Shares: “What An Incredible Journey These Past Seven Years Have Been”; Lamon Archey Adds, “Days fans, THANK YOU! We made a SUPERCOUPLE & a SUPERFAMILY #ELANI”

That’s a wrap for both Sal Stowers and Lamon Archey and their on-screen alter egos, Lani and Eli Grant.  Today on the July 1st episode of Days of our Lives,  the couple exited Salem paving the way for the real-life departures of Sal and Lamon who are going on to pursue other TV and film roles.

On her final airdate, Sal tweeted: “What an incredible journey these past seven years have been. To all our #Elani crew and #Days fans thank you for loving and supporting us the way you did. We will miss you much, I will miss you. Xx”

Lamon Archey also added his own tweets, sharing: “#Days fans, THANK YOU! We made a #SUPERCOUPLE & a #SUPERFAMILY #ELANI”

In story, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) had a special farewell for Eli, and Abe (James Reynolds) adopted Lani so he could be her father again, in very touching moments on the air-show.

Still the departures of Sal and Lamon, who became quite the popular duo as #Elani, will be a very big blow for the long-running NBC soap opera.  But in soap operas, you never know when your favorite actors or characters might return.

So, sad to see Lamon and Sal as Eli and Lani exit Salem today? Comment below.

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‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’ Chapter Two Trailer Unveiled

On Tuesday, Peacock has released the first look trailer for the highly-anticipated, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem Chapter Two streaming series that will drop on July 11th.

In the upcoming five episode event through July 15th, look for the returns of fan favorites: Kristian Alfonso (Hope), Peter Reckell (Bo), Eileen Davidson (Kristen), Christopher Sean (Paul) plus Steve Burton making a DAYS return in his first-ever soap role as Harris Michaels.

In story, an action-packed tale that spans the entire globe, from Monte Carlo to Hong Kong, beloved characters from Days of our Lives once again go “Beyond Salem!” as they trade the comforts of home for an adventure of a lifetime! Supercouple Steve and Kayla make a surprise visit to their children in Seattle, while private eye John Black travels to San Francisco to see his son, Paul. Meanwhile, new parents Ben and Ciara drop anchor in Montreal – where they are greeted by a much-missed Hope! Over the course of five thrilling episodes, heartwarming family reunions take a dangerous turn as a mysterious adversary wreaks havoc on their lives.

The next chapter of Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem is story full of larger-than-life romance, jaw-dropping twists, and high-stakes drama – and it all connects back to a plot that long-time fans of Days of our Lives will surely remember.

The cast also includes: Deidre Hall as Dr. Marlena EvansDrake Hogestyn as John Black, Stephen Nichols as Steve “Patch” Johnson, Mary Beth Evans as Kayla Brady Johnson, Lucas Adams as Tripp Johnson, Camila Banus as Gabi Hernandez, Victoria Konefal as Ciara Brady,Robert Scott Wilson as Ben Weston, Loretta Devine as Angela, Vince Van Patten as Phil Hellworth, Tanner Stine as Joey Johnson, Abigail Klein as Stephanie Johnson, Colton Little as Andrew Donovan, Victoria Grace as Wendy Shin, and Remington Hoffman as Li Shin.

Watch the trailer below, then let us know if you are exciting to see the upcoming streaming series via the comment section.

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General Hospital

OLTL Favorite Susan Batten to Guest-Star on General Hospital

A very familiar face to the town of Llanview and the beloved One Life to Live, will be appearing on your screens this week on General Hospital.

Susan Batten (Ex-Luna Moody, OLTL) will make a few guest appearances in scenes with Sasha played by Sofia Mattsson.

According to the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstand now, Batten will play the role of home shopping-star Flora Gardens!

Batten former boss, Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) called Susan and said about the role: , “Okay, there’s this character named Flora Gardens.”  To which Susan responded, “Does she have teeth?”   After the two shared a laugh, Susan said “yes’ to the role.

OLTL fans will remember Luna’s torrid relationship with Max Holden (James DePaiva).

The actress/writer/producer reported that she was a ‘still very nervous’ acting on soap again (she last appeared on One Life in 2012), but said once she got into the rhythm of the shooting and delivering the lines it was all good.

So, looking forward to seeing Susan on GH? Comment below. But first, take a moment to stroll down memory lane in this clip from OLTL, when Max proposes to Luna.

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