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Former GH and DAYS Producer/Director Shelley Curtis Joins B&B's Directing Team!

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One of the most notable soap opera producers of the 80’s and 90’s, Shelley Curtis has come back to daytime to direct on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful. 

SON first reported the news that Curtis has joined the existing Emmy Award-winning team that consists of Michael Stitch, Cynthia Popp, David Shaughnessy, Deveney Kelly, and Jennifer Howard.  B&B star Heather Tom (Katie) has also been directing some episodes of late.

Curtis’ resume is one of the best in daytime having been supervising producer and director on Days of our Lives, producer and director at General Hospital, consulting producer at Port Charles, and a director on episodes of Guiding Light, Loving and One Life to Live.

Shelley’s first episode of B&B will air on Wednesday, April 13th.   Curtis also now goes by the name, Shelley Curtis Litvak.

Welcome Shelley back to daytime in the comment section below. Do you think she will be an intriguing acquistion for the B&B directing team? Let us know.

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Unless Brad Bell can come up with some compelling story lines and stop playing the overused triangle of Liam/Steffy/Wyatt and Brooke/Ridge/Caroline or Brooke/Katie/Bill or Brooke/Eric/whomever, you get the drift, it doesn’t matter who directs the show…..come on, be real, no one watches the show to see how it’s directed….it’s watched to see characters we love/hate in stories that keep us coming back day after day…why this even made news is baffling to me….

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I HATE THIS CURRENT STORY LINE! I turned off my TV recorder the day Liam was kidnapped by Quinn! Are you serious? Why would B & B allow a story line that take a brain injury patient to a crazy persons apartment and receive no medical treatment!!!??? I looked at it Friday and today only to hear that crazy Quinn now plotting to kill poor Liam who is clearly a TBI victim with possible PERMANENT cognitive deficits–memory, insight, problem solving! I’m turning off the recorder again! This is awful! and Lying no good Ridge is still mistreating his son Thomas… Read more »

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Erika Slezak Shares More on Her Role in Hallmark’s ‘Next Stop, Christmas’ and Its Premiere Date

Good news! The Hallmark Channel has announced that its movie, Next Stop, Christmas which features Erika Slezak (Ex-Viki, One Life to Live) will have its debut on Saturday, November 6th at 8pm ET.

Erika took to her website to share a little bit of information for fans of the character she plays in it.  The six-time Daytime Emmy-winner expressed: “I play a wealthy woman who has lived in the town and knows everyone and is loved by everyone and she throws a huge Christmas party every year.  Sorry, that’s all I’m permitted to share.”

Back to the Future’s Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson star in Next Stop, Christmas, which follows the tale of a woman who takes a train journey to the past.

 

Chandler Massey (Will, Days of our Lives) Eric Freeman, and Lyndsy Fonseca (Ex-Colleen, The Young and the Restless) are also a part of the cast.

So, looking forward to seeing Erika in Next Stop, Christmas come November? Comment below.

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‘The View’s’ Sunny Hostin & Ana Navarro Test Positive for COVID-19; Asked to Leave Studio Ahead Of V.P. Kamala Harris Interview

This morning on The View, an awkward situation arose, when while on the air, co-hosts, Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro, where asked to leave the panel desk and exit the studio.

All of this happened before a live interview was scheduled to happen with Vice President Kamala Harris.  It was revealed that Hostin and Navarro tested positive for Covid-19, and were ‘breakthrough” cases since they had been previously vaccinated.

Host, Joy Behar delivered the news to the audience at home so they knew what was going on with the bizarre moment playing out on live TV, sharing,  “Ana and Sunny, at the last minute we realized they have tested positive for COVID so they have been taken off of the show.”

Harris, who had planned to join the ladies at the table, instead was going to be interviewed remotely from a different place in the ABC TV studio in New York, while Joy Behar and Sara Haines remained on the set.

As for Kamala Harris, Behar added: “It’s very important we keep her healthy and safe. The Secret Service is doing things to make her feel safe.”

While the delay was announced, Behar and Haines took questions from the in-studio audience.

Watch Behar below explain what was going on.

Then let us know, how do you feel The View handled the situation? Comment below.

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TONIGHT: 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS

Who will take home the gold at Sunday night’s 73rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards?  Well, from the looks of it .two heavy favorites going into it are Ted Lasso in the comedy categories, and The Crown in the dramatic categories, but as we have seen on previous Emmys there may be upsets afoot.

Other leading contenders through the night will include the series: The Mandalorian, WandaVision, The Handmaid’s Tale, Saturday Night Live, Lovecraft CountryThe Queen’s Gambit and Mare of Easttown.

Cedric the Entertainer will host the three-hour special on CBS beginning at 8 pm EST emanating from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.  Pandemic and all there will be a return to an opening number.

 

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The broadcast’s executive producer, Ian Stewart, confirmed an opening number, when he previously told Deadline, the number “is going to be a lot of people participating, singing, rapping.  It’s hopefully going to be a very impactful start, a ton of fun.”

The Primetime Emmys will have nominees in attendance, with a more limited amount virtually, and those who have tickets can stay in the venue through the whole show, unlike the Grammys or Oscars were those nominated were ushered in and out.  Look for the Emmys to take place outside the theatre under a tent.

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One Life to Live alum Renée  Elise Goldsberry (Ex-Evangeline) will be competing in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her role in Hamilton.  Another OLTL alum, Jonathan Groff (Ex-Henry), is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his role in Hamilton, as well.

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In the Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, Sterling K. Brown tries to win another Emmy for his role as Randall Pearson on This Is Us.   To view all the nominees, head on over to the TV Academy’s website.

This past June, CBS also aired the 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in a pre-packaged show for broadcast due to Covid-19 restrictions.

So, who are you rooting for to win the gold at the 73rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards? Comment below.

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