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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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  1. scott

    February 23, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    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….

  2. Ollie

    March 14, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    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 too!! I can’t wait for Rick to expose the secret. I hope Thomas files a lawsuit and fights for joint custody of his son! Come on Steffy isn’t that naive and easily manipulated! I hate jello belly Wyatt! Oh I’m so disgusted!!!! I hope the new director can save this show before if becomes like the other RIP!

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Who Will Be B&B’s New Love Interest For Steffy Forrester?

The Bold and the Beautiful is back in production, the first soap to do so amidst the coronavirus pandemic, and there has been much speculation and talk for awhile now as to just what the future holds in story for one of its leading stars, Daytime Emmy-winner, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy Forrester).

It appears that instead of re-treading a romance for Steffy with Dollar Bill Spencer (Don Diamont) or his son, Liam Spencer (Scott Clifton), the series is about to bring in some new suitors into Steffy’s romantic life!

According to B&B’s executive producer and head writer, Brad Bell, he has big plans for Jacqui in the months ahead, as he related to TV Insider.

When Bell was asked about the new love interest coming in to the show for Steffy,  he revealed: “We have a great story coming up for Jacqui. Steffy has been committed to her work, her daughter Kelly…but people have been wondering when a new man will enter her life. He’s coming. She’ll have a period of time where, in fact, quite a few men will be after her – as they should be. She’s spectacular and unique. I’m thrilled to say that this next chapter will be very much about Steffy. I always feel comfortable putting drama in the hands of Jacqui Wood.”

In addition, recently on  The Michael Fairman Channel’s recent Daytime-Emmy virtual chat with Wood, Scott Clifton and Heather Tom, the actress also alluded to a potential new love interest for Steffy, too.   You can watch that below.

So, who would you suggest to play opposite Jacqueline MacInnes Wood as her new love interest?  Share your casting thoughts via the comment section.

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Kristian Alfonso Departs Days of our Lives After 37 Years

In a bombshell announcement, Days of our Lives enduring and ever-popular star, Kristian Alfonso (Hope Williams) has decided to make her exit from the NBC daytime drama series after more than 37 years in her role.

Kristian made her debut as a teenaged Hope Williams in 1983 and quickly rose to popularity and became soap-famous; along with her on-screen romance to Bo Brady then played by Peter Reckell. Together as one of soaps most all-time popular duos and separately, Alfonso has remained one of soap opera’s most notable performers.   There were only two times throughout her time in Salem, that Kristian took breaks from the show; during one of them she starred on CBS’s Falcon Crest.

According to Deadline who broke the news; in a statement to the outlet, Alfonso shared, “I feel blessed and honored to have been invited into people’s homes for over three decades. However, it is now time for me to write my next chapter.”

And it appears its already a wrap for Alfonso, who will not be returning to the series when the show is planned to return to production in the fall and come early September.

Kristian added:  “I will not be returning to Days when it resumes production in September.  I’ve already filmed my last episode several months ago.”

In a heartfelt post on her Instagram account, the actress gave special thanks to the late Betty Corday (mother of DAYS EP Ken Corday), and of course, her millions of fans who loved her as Hope throughout her time on the soap.  You can read it in full below.

 

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So, what do you think about Kristian Alfonso’s exit from Days of our Lives?  Are you heartbroken to see her go? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GH’s Mark Lawson Fuels At-Home Workout With Soap Opera Competition: “Dante, Dante, Dante, Dominic, Dominic, Dominic … But What About Dustin?”

As fans and colleagues of General Hospital and former One Life to Live star, Mark Lawson (Dustin, GH) know, he often posts on his Instagram account at-home workouts from his garage including: exercises with: kettlebells and free weights. In real-life, Lawson is a fitness guru, as well.

In one of his most recent posts over the holiday weekend, Mark used the constant chatter of a potential return of Dominic Zamprogna to GH to reprise his role of Dante Falconeri (which would pit Mark’s school teacher alter-ego Dustin at-odds with Dante, for the love of Lulu (Emme Rylan)) to charge up his workout routine! So what’s a guy to do?  Bicep curls!

Next, fueling his workout in a hilarious send-up, Lawson, as he is curling dumbbells remarks: “You want Dante back? Dante, Dante, Dante … Dominic,Dominic,Dominic … It’s all you talk about.  It’s all you care about, but what about Dustin?  What’s up with Dustin?  Where’s good guy Dustin? School teacher Dustin, who never shot nobody.  Never hurt anybody and all he wanted was a girlfriend.   All everybody talks about is Dante, Dante, Dante. Dominic, Dominic, Dominic.”

You can watch Mark’s IG post below!

Then let us know, if you hope there will be some healthy soap opera competition for the love of Lulu down the line between Dustin and Dante, if Dominic returns to the show.  If he does return, would you be Team Dustin or Team Dante? Share your thoughts via the comment section.

 

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Dante Dante Dante. #anactortrains #trainasif #healthycompetition #goodguydustin #dustinislosingit

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B&B’s Heather Tom talks with Michael Fairman immediately following her record-tying win in the Lead Actress category during the 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.  Heather and Erika now hold the most wins for an actress with 6! Leave A Comment

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