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Big Brother's Jeff Schroeder Talks On: Bold and the Beautiful Appearance & Racist and Homophobic Houseguests!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Jeff Schroeder, one of the most popular contestants ever on Big Brother and now a host on CBS.com, is making a return visit to the The Bold and the Beautiful on the upcoming August 27th episode where he plays … a janitor/production assistant on the Room 8 show-within-show that stars Karla Mosley and Lawrence Saint-Victor’s characters of Maya and Carter!

Schroeder talked with TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan to get the low down on what goes on when he makes his appearance on B&B, and what he thinks about all those nasty remarks and slurs the houseguests of Season 15 of Big Brother have been making that has caused a media firestorm.   Here are a few excerpts below!

Jeff on his role on B&B and returning to the soap for the first time in four years: (Laughs) I’m still screwing up my lines! I had a scene with Karla who was super-awesome but, when we were on set, it was all so real and she was looking right into my eyes and I got caught up in the moment and forgot what I was supposed to say! I got it on the second take, so I didn’t embarrass myself too badly. I play a production assistant—slash—janitor at the Room 8 show. I have a mop and a huge garbage can, but I really felt at home cleaning floors because I got into a little trouble in high school and had to be a janitor for the rest of my senior year.”

Jeff on what his reaction to the racism, sexism and homophobia that’s running rampant in the Big Brother house this season:  “I am so surprised! The houseguests know they’re on camera 24/7 and should be much more aware of what they’re saying. Now they’re going to have to pay for it once the game is over. Some have already paid by losing their jobs, though they don’t know it yet. Hopefully, they’ll learn from what they’ve done wrong, but I don’t think the answer is spreading hate with more hate. I’ve seen a lot of things being said about this situation online and some of the viewer responses are just as ugly as what’s being said in the house. I don’t like all this public bashing. Fighting hate with hate doesn’t work. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t condone the terrible stuff that’s being said in the house, nor am I trying to protect those players but I believe educating them when they get out is the key. You can only hope they’ll learn from their mistakes and become better people.”

So what do you think about Jeff coming over to B&B for another visit? What is your take on the intolerance and bigotry shown by the houseguests on Big Brother 15?  Weigh-in!

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CeCe
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He doesn’t condone it yet he himself is homophobic. Interesting. He had such an issue with dumbledore being gay that he fought with Kalia about it.

Larry
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Larry

Jeff is against all the racist and homophobic remarks in the Big Brother House this year? This from the guy that said Gays should NOT be allowed to teach kids in schools when he was last on the show???? Ok.

Monica
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Monica

I am so happy to hear that Jeff is back on the soaps. Well deserved. Jeff is a very nice person with a wonderful spirit. If he step back into the house he would bring some positive energy. That’s what’s needed right now!!! It breaks my heart to see the bigotry on the show this season. I don’t think that they can change the way they feel, they have a right but it doesn’t make it right. It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it!!!!. It’s 2013 and those people still don’t get it. Shame on them!!!! When… Read more »

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Awful cbs is such a mess. They’re subjecting howard and candace and helen and the other people to the degrading comments from gina marie and jeremy and aaryn all for ratings. Their ratings rose when cbs aired all of the crap from those 3 contestants. They would have been booted off the show if ratings plummeted after cbs aired it. And aaryn is the worst. That name is obviously an anagram for aryan w/c is really apt for her. cbs is criticizing aaryan for mocking an African american w/ her stereotypical speech and telling an Asian american to “make rice”.… Read more »

Monica
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Monica

Jeff is so simply and yet so awesome!

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Robbyrob

Like Jeff said, these ‘contestants’ know FULL well what to expect and what they have to do to compete. Any consequences of their disgusting behavior is fair game once they are outside. I don’t want anything sugar coated BUT this whole show has disintegrated into a hot mess of hatred and superiority. Where is the fun? Where are the contestants that would use their mind instead of spouting grade school level taunts? Not a fan CBS, not a fan.

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Educating them? They’re too stupid and racist to understand something that basic. aryan kept saying she’s not a racist and doesn’t understand how anyone would call her that. She can’t be educated bec she’s that racist. It’s not surprising that there’s racism towards racial minorities bec that’s america’s culture. But it’s strange how much blatant racism is recently being directed at racial minorities who are public figures. There’s cbs reality tv show and now nbc latino is reporting that pop singer marc anthony is being bashed w/ racist slurs for his rendition of God bless america on mlb game. Racists… Read more »

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Adore Jeff, and happy to see him involved in any project. He lights up a room with his smile and sincerity. As for the BB houseguests this year, educating them is a great idea, because sadly, a few of them are downright ignorant, but will get a huge dose of reality when they leave the Big Brother house. Wishing Jeff much good luck!!!

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Racist jeremy was voted outta the house and eliminated! Only 1 person didn’t vote for him. Bye to that racist jeremy! And racist aryan nation was nominated! On b&b: jeff was asked abt his acting gigs and how he’s taking away acting gigs from trained actors bec he’s a reality tv personality. He answered that reality tv personalities get a lot of opportunities w/ acting. It’s bec anyone can act. Someone that says his lines can act. That’s the only requirement really for actors. The proliferation of reality tv shows demonstrates that. It’s pretty much understood by the audience that… Read more »

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I’m glad Jeff got a role on Bold & Beautiful although I don’t watch soaps anymore(hehe), but I may tune into just to catch him. Also happy to find out that Jeff’s a Gemini like me. Thought he was an Aquarius for some reason. Back to the subject. I’m soooo glad Jeff spoke his mind about the Bigotry in the BB house. He’s right. You definitely can’t fight hate with hate, “you gotta love unselfishly”(Yolanda Adams-Gotta Have Love). J eff, Rachel and Brendan really touched my heart when they spoke out against the wrong doing. They’re truly good people! Cool… Read more »

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DAYS Billy Flynn and Wife Gina Comparetto Expecting Their First Child

Congratulations are in order to Days of our Lives’ Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera) and his wife, actress, Gina Comparetto, on the news that the couple are expecting their first child!

The duo wed back in 2016, and now in a series of beautiful Instagram posts on Comparetto’s account, Billy and Gina shared the news publicly of their baby on the way with some photos to mark the occasion.

Gina expressed: “First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes 👶🏼…. Thank you to my dear, talented friend @jessieco_photo for taking these beautiful photos of us. We will cherish them forever and we love you! ❤️. Thank you @makeupmaryann for the gorgeous, 60s-inspired hair & makeup that you did! You’re truly the best! ❤️

Then, in a another set of photos it simply says: “Mom & Dad 💘” while Billy and Gina look over the book “What to Expect, When You’re Expecting.”

In the newest post, their are more adorable pics this time stating: “Party of 3 ❤️”

You can check all of them out below.

Share your well-wishes for Billy, Gina and the incoming newest addition to their family via the comment section.

 

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‘Days of our Lives’ to Honor James Reynolds’ 40th Anniversary as Abe Carver with Special Episode

As DAYS viewers witnessed on Friday’s episode, Abe has been shot in the park, after Carmine pulls out a gun, and Jake (Brandon Barash) tries to apprehend him.  Jake rushes to Abe’s side and calls an ambulance and he is rushed to University Hospital.  Once there, Abe eventually flatlines, while Lani (Sal Stowers), Paulina (Jackee Harry) and Eli (Lamon Archey) are besides themselves with worry.

This sets the stage for Monday’s episode where Abe will go into the light, as Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) works to save his light and while he hovers between life and death, DAYS fans are treated to the special 40th anniversary episode of James Reynolds as Salem’s Abe Carver.   The Daytime Emmy-winning actor, (he won Lead Actor in 2018) began his Salem journey when he first aired back on October 29th, 1981.

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While Abe revisits the past, he will meet up with his late wife and love of his life, Lexie, only according to Soap Opera Digest, Renee Jones was not available to be a part of the milestone episode. So, in a pivot another actress was brought in.

Reynolds told SOD on the Lexie appearance, “The young actress they brought in to be part of this was just wonderful“n giving the essence of (their) relationship and communicated beautifully, just beautifully, in her face and her eyes, as Renee did quite so often.”  He added, “I was kind of transported, actually.”

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In addition, James continues to be the the longest-running black actor in the same role in television history.

Check out the latest NBC promo featuring Abe’s life hanging in the balance below.

Now let us know, are you glad that DAYS is honoring James with this special 40th anniversary episode? What has been your favorite James Reynolds performance as Abe through the years? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Stars React to Alec Baldwin Fatally Shooting Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins & Injuring Director, Joel Souza, In Prop Gun Mishap On Set of ‘Rust’

UPDATED: Over the last 24 hours, the entertainment world has been stunned, by the horrific incident that took place on the set of the western drama Rust, while it was shooting scenes in New Mexico.

What is known is that Alec Baldwin (Ex-The Doctors, Knots Landing) discharged a prop gun that killed Director of Photography, Halyna Hutchins and injured director, Joel Souza.  The film also stars Frances Fisher (Ex-Edge of Night) and Jensen Ackles (Ex-Days of our Lives). Baldwin is also a producer on the film.

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According to Variety, the prop gun contained a “live single round,” according to an email sent by IATSE Local 44 to its membership.

On Friday, Alec Baldwin made a statement via Twitter on his Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter feed, expressing: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Yesterday, The Sante Fe Sheriff’s Departments originally shared that “Hutchins, 42, and Souza, 48 were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin.  Ms. Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Mr. Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical center where he was undergoing treatment for his injuries. This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”

This morning, Frances Fisher revealed in a twitter conversation with Patricia Arquette, that director Joel Souza had been released from the hospital.  Meanwhile, photographs of a distraught Baldwin emerged following the shooting.

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The news of the Baldwin prop gun incident, isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Jon-Erik Hexum was killed on October 18, 1984, on the set of the TV show Cover Up when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun loaded with blanks. Then, in 1993, Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died from a prop gun accident on the set of The Crow by a cast member.

As the news made its way through the entertainment community and mainstream news, several soap stars shared their reactions to the fatal shooting accident.

General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) expressed: “Feeling so sad for everyone involved in the tragedy on the #RustMovie set. I do know the film was staffed with experienced, thoughtful professionals. Please, let’s wait until we have the facts. Nothing positive will come from passing judgement or casting aspersions before then.”

General Hospital and Dynasty’s Emma Samms (Holly, Fallon) shared on her friend Jon-Erik Hexum’s death: This AWFUL tragedy on #Rust is unfathomable to me. If all on-set protocols were being adhered to, how, on earth, could it have happened? After what happened to Brandon Lee and my dear friend Jon-Erik Hexam, the firearm protocols became incredibly strict. I was told (when I was with him at the hospital afterwards) that Jon-Erik had been working with a completely empty gun all morning. A blank (still very dangerous) was loaded and then immediately there was a delay. Exhausted, he was allowed to fall asleep – loaded gun in hand. hey woke him, but there was immediately another delay. Jon-Erik put the gun to his head, forgetting it now contained a blank, (because he had just woken up) and jokingly pulled the trigger. He was not the kind of person to play around with a loaded gun. #fortherecord”

We will continue to post reactions and update this story.

What are your thoughts on the fatal shooting on the set of Rust? Comment below.  How can this not happen again, so everyone is safe in this working environment when ‘dangerous’ props are called for or used to make a movie or a TV show?

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