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Head Honcho Brad Bell discusses all things Bold and Beautiful!

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In a brand new interview out today from TV Guide Canada’s, Nelson Branco, the executive producer and head writer of the Emmy Award winning, The Bold and the Beautiful, Brad Bell, was the subject.  From letting-go Drew Tyler Bell as Thomas for Adam Gregory, not bringing Kim Zimmer to his show, to a preview of this fall’s hot story with the Brooke and Stephanie rivalry, to Ridge and Brooke’s relationship, it’s all here for fans of the half hour worldwide phenomenon.   Below are a few juicy excerpts!

Bell on the Brooke/Stephanie rivalry: “In many ways, they’re the super-couple of the series. They’re great actresses, they share great chemistry, and they’re such a pleasure to work with. This fall, we’re so excited to give them perhaps their greatest storyline yet. And we’re going to come through with those high expectations, too. We’re very excited and we’ve nailed down the story. It’s going to be a wonderful October and November with these actresses.”

Bell on Kim Zimmer going to One Life and not to his show, B&B: “We were in talks. We met a couple of times. I want to work with Kim Zimmer! But again, it’s the lack of airtime. I have no time to give the talented actors already on my canvas. To add another great talent to our show would be criminal.”

Bell on replacing Emmy winner, Drew Tyler Bell with Adam Gregory as Thomas: “Well, I’m always casting and reading. When I came across Adam, I immediately thought he’d be perfect to take the role of Thomas where I wanted the character to go next. Drew did a fabulous job. The Emmy proves it. Thomas has been played by many actors along the road he’s traveled and Drew was a great Thomas. Drew’s Thomas was messed up, blowing up cars, but he’ll still going to carry that baggage, but he’s going to do that now through Adam Gregory. This is a character that can really pop and take off. I think having a recast in the role gives us an opportunity to dive in.”

Bell on Ridge forgiving Brooke for the infamous “party boink” with Oliver: “Ronn was great in those scenes. When I watched them, we wondered if Ridge forgave Brooke too quickly, but then I thought, “If my wife had mistakenly made love to a teenager, I may get a laugh out of that!” In soaps, sometimes we take things so excruciatingly seriously that I thought, “Well, Brooke has slept with other men in her life and Ridge has always remained open-minded about that.” I think Ridge’s reaction speaks to their unique relationship. Yes, it’s probably not how most people would react to something like that but it was interesting. What I love about them is that I sometimes think of Brooke and Ridge as Lucy and Desi. Brooke always gets herself in one pickle after another. Though, unlike Lucy, Brooke’s pickles always involve sex.”

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Thanks for sharing. I think this was one of the SICKEST interviews EVER. I don’t find Jowen and Bridget as CAMPY. Ridge laughing off Brooke banging a teen WASN’T CUTE. IMO, the show is in a BAD place. Why are heavy weights SJB, RH, JW and HTylo not getting any screen time. It’s the same characters 24/7 Bridge and Hope and what male character makes her INTERESTING. Enuff already!

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margie Dalton

RIDGE was amazing in those after scenes. She really married a understanding man. It was funny though.

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Starling

B&B has become amazing. Not for Ridge or Brook, though. The paternity debacle with Dollar Bill and Liam, and sweet, disappointed Thorne, has been the best soap I have seen in years.

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I have also enjoyed the $Bill/Liam aspect. I also like Bridget and Owen, but not how they’re putting them together.

I think SJB is being TOTALLY wasted on this show for a THREE time Emmy winner that is VERY entertaining. Why such a LACK of screen presence on this show???? I would love to see SJB and SF in a MEATY SL, but all we get is the same crap of Brooke and Stefani and it generally falls FLAT becuz it’s the same ole same ole ova and ova again!

Sandysommersfan
Sandysommersfan

What will happen to Aggie?

I guess your have given up on Snick in favor of the return to Bricky.

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SSF – I haven’t at all given up on Snick. My thing with the INSERTION of Brooke was for Nick to FINALLY GET that the LOWgan women were BAD for him and hence it would make it EASY for him to choose Aggie over Brooke…..So I’m not sure HOW you gathered I favored Bricky over Snick….Please do tell.

Rob
Rob

Thorne was disapointed cause he knew he was going back to the basement….They ruined Brooke entirely with that “party boink”. Just ludicrous to believe they had no idea who they were boinking. Thankfully she isnt pregnant AGAIN!

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Jason Canela Announces He Is Exiting The Young and the Restless

While currently involved on-screen in romantic trouble between Abby (Melissa Ordway) and Mia (Noemi Gonzalez),  Jason Canela (Arturo) took to social media Monday morning to share the news that he is departing the CNS Daytime drama series.

In his post, Canela says: “I feel blessed to have been a part of something so special! I appreciate each and every single person that makes up part of the family! Our makeup team, our crew, our security! Without them there is nothing  The team behind the camera is what makes it all worth it.”

This came on top of his Jason’s post which expressed: “When I signed my 1 year contract with Y&R I was excited because for the first time in 3 years living in this city I was able to call a studio like ‘Television City’ home.  Add to that the incredible people I’ve had the pleasure of working with to create genuine relationships with … like Peter Bergman,Melissa Ordway, Jordi Vilasuso, Sasha Calle and Noemi Gonzalez  just to name a few. (Sorry guys, but Peter is my favorite).  I feel blessed to have been part of something so special like The Young and the Restless family.  It’s time to turn the page and see what beautiful stories I am blessed enough to be part of next.  I want to send all my love and positive vibes to the Y&R fans who have been so welcoming since day 1! Appreciate the love and no worries, The Rosales family will still be cooking up some drama in Genoa City, so keeping looking out for them, and showing them all the love they deserve.”

No airdate at this time has been given for Canela’s last appearance on Y&R.

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Judith Light Joins Bette Midler In Ryan Murphy’s Upcoming Netflix Series, ‘The Politician’

Over the weekend, Ryan Murphy dropped an exciting casting bombshell to those attending Saturday night’s PaleyFest panel in Los Angeles on his FX series, Pose.  Murphy disclosed to the audience, that he has a “diva update”.   With that, Murphy announced that 2-time Tony and Daytime Emmy winner, Judith Light (ex-Karen, One Life to Live) and the legendary Bette Midler have signed on and joined his stellar cast for his new Netflix series, The Politician.

Their roles are still undisclosed, but they will join Tony Award winner, Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen)  who plays the leading role,, and other Murphy favorites  Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Lange.   The show will premiere on September 27th,

Light has previously worked with Murphy on last year’s American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, in which she received a Primetime Emmy nomination.

The Politician stars Platt as Payton Hobart, a wealthy student vying for Student Body President at elite private school Saint Sebastian High School.  The loglines for the series read: “To get elected Student Body President, secure a spot at Harvard, and stay on his singular path to success, Payton will have to outsmart his ruthless classmates without sacrificing his own morality and carefully crafted image. Full of dark comedy and sly satire, Ryan Murphy’s The Politician offers a rare glimpse into just what it takes to make a politician.”

Midler tweeted when it was revealed she was part of the series: “ gave the “Diva Update” last night…Yes, Judith Light and I have joined the fantastic cast of “The Politician” premiering on Netflix Sept 27. Great writing, great fun and great insight! See you on TV!!”

So, what do you think of Judith along with Bette being added to the cast of Murphy’s The Politician? Comment below.

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LISTEN TO THE REPLAY: Soap Nation Live! With Michael Fairman Daytime Emmy Nominations Special 2019

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If you missed Wednesday night’s broadcast of Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman‘s sixth annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations special, you can listen to the replay of the episode right here!

To kick-off the 46th Daytime Emmy Award season, Soap Nation Live! welcomed several of the just announced nominees (the nominations were revealed earlier in the day on CBS’ The Talk) in the major daytime drama performer categories to get their reactions, and thoughts on going for gold at the upcoming May 5th ceremony.  In this two-hour plus lively and entertaining podcast that was originally live-streamed, you can hear the excitement and joy from the actors and their support of one another and their work in the daytime community as they celebrate their nomination.

Joining Michael in-studio was his very special co-host, Days of our Lives, Arianne Zucker (Nicole), as well as NATAS’ SR VP Daytime Emmy Awards, David Michaels.  In addition, former DAYS star, Shawn Christian (Ex-Daniel) was in-studio with the trio, and often popped on to the mic and bantered with some of his longtime pals who received Emmy accolades.

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During the broadcast Michael, Arianne, and David chatted with many of our favorite soap stars who shared publicly for the first time what scenes they submitted that earned them a nomination from their peers, and more.

Emmy-nominated guests included: Outstanding Lead Actress nominees: Maura West (Ava, GH), Laura Wright (Carly, GH) and Marci Miller (Ex-Abigail, DAYS), Outstanding Lead Actor nominees: Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R). Billy Flynn (Ex-Chad, DAYS), and Tyler Christopher (Ex-Stefan, DAYS), Outstanding Supporting Actor nominees: Max Gail (Mike, GH), Eric Martsolf (Brady, DAYS), Greg Rikaart (Leo, DAYS), and Bryton James (Devon, Y&R), Outstanding Supporting Actress nominees: Beth Maitland (Traci, Y&R) and Martha Madison (Belle, DAYS), and Outstanding Younger Actress nominees: Chloe Lanier (Ex-Nelle, GH).

During the live broadcast, listeners were able to ask questions of our guests, or co-hosts.  At the end of the episode, one lucky caller won our “Game Show Daytime Emmy Trivia” and received 2 VIP tickers to the upcoming GH Fantasy Event, “Teals Got Talent” in Philadelphia on May 4th to benefit The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation featuring GH stars: Michael Easton, John J. York, Lynn Herring, Kathleen Gati and former GH favorite, Rebecca Budig.  In addition, the lucky caller won 2 tickets to the fan seats at the upcoming 46th annual Daytime Emmy ceremonies in Pasadena, California on May 5th.

And …  if you are interested in attending this year’s 46th annual Daytime Emmys in the fan seats, here is where you can also purchase your tickets.

Now below, settle in and press play and listen to our replay of Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman’s Daytime Emmy Nominations Special 2019.   Then let us know, what was your favorite part of the broadcast via the comment section below.

Listen to “Soap Nation Live Daytime Emmy Nominations Special 2019” on Spreaker.

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