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Heather Tom Directs Her First Full Episode Of The Bold and The Beautiful!

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Very popular female soap stars in front of the camera, who are also going behind the camera and directing episodes of the soap they work on, another daytime drama, or outside projects is always rewarding to see for fans of the genre.

Former B&B icon Susan Flannery (Ex-Stephanie) directed episodes of B&B during her 25 years with the series.  Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS) has directed episodes of Days of our Lives and General Hospital, while Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GH) is directing primetime television projects, while also returning for story arcs to her soap home.

Today, five-time Daytime Emmy winning actress Heather Tom (Katie Logan Spencer) announced via Instagram that she was indeed directing her first full episode of B&B!  Heather related her excitement with a picture of the top of today’s script which names her as the director.  She added: “I’m directing my first full show for The Bold and the Beautiful CBS today- wish me luck!”

B&B cast member and a multiple Daytime Emmy winner himself, Scott Clifton (Liam) took to Twitter adding: ” So psyched I’m in this episode. Congrats, @BBheathertom!”

So, excited to see Heather’s episode come January?

What do you think about these great soap actresses also directing behind the camera?

Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Good for her. B&B hasn’t written for her in at least a year, so it’s good that she’s channeling her creative energy in another direction.

uhhhh beth she’s involved..but this whole i’m an actress i wanna direct kick well as actors..who don’t care as much…is a bit’re directing peopl comfortabe in their own skin and newbies if that is what you want to do..newbies in a challenging sick of these silly articles about actors directing..sorry Mr.Fairman but just don’t…

Disagree. Tell me, are you just insulting female actors who want to direct as frivolous, or actors in general? Did you think Ron Howard, Kevin Costner, Mel Gibson, Clint Eastwood, George Clooney and Ben Affleck were all frivolous & being “silly” when they were nominated/won Academy Awards for their directing efforts? All directors start at the beginning, and they should be commended for going out of their comfort zone to try something else. Paramount had an actual directors program in their STAR TREK series that many actors participated in. That’s how Jonathan Frakes made the transition from actor to director. This isn’t a “new” thing either. Most actors know that a successful career depends on being versatile, either in front of or behind the camera. Ida Lupino directed when female directors were few & far between. Lucille Ball didn’t direct; she ran her own production studio & hired directors & writers. The attitude that actors should stay in their own lane & not do anything else is narrow-minded & antiquated IMO. So, I say, keep the stories coming, Mr. Fairman! It’s good to see talented, artistic people continue to grow & learn. Everyone should.

sorry capital b B..not intentional

I’m sure Victoria Rowell is thrilled! (Joking)

Congrats Heather!

i really hope she does well in the field of directing because her acting talents are being underutilized over at b&b…………………..

Katie needs a storyline, so good for her for keeping busy and learning new skills and nice that B&B encourages it.

it was prolly an episode about planned parenthood her cause celebre

I think Heather Tom is the best actress on any soap ,If anyone can direct ,heather can she is the best .

I Think it is great. She is a wonderful Actress.

Heather Tom a great Actress

I agree she is the best

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Steve Burton’s Ex-Wife Sheree Gustin Gives Birth to Her Fifth Child, Weeks After Their Divorce Was Finalized

Sheree Gustin, the ex-wife of General Hospital star, Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) welcomed her newborn daughter into the world on February 16th. The little one who’s name is Addy Jay weighed in at 5 lbs., 5 oz at the time of her birth. This is Gustin’s fifth child.

Gustin’s partner, who was in an Instagram story with her and their baby, remains unidentified. This is the second child of Gustin’s within a year or so of each other, that is not the biological child of Burton’s. She previously had daughter Isabella back in February of 2023.

The news of the arrival of Addy Jay comes on the heels of Burton finalizing his divorce from his former wife of 23 years back in December of 2023.  In the divorce settlement, Steve and Sheree have joint legal and physical custody of their minor children. Brooklyn, 8, and Jack, 17. The two also share a daughter McKenna who is 20.

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Burton originally filed for divorce in July 0f 2022. In court documents, the two separated in March of that year as Burton cited “irreconcilable differences.” When Sheree announced the impending birth of her fourth child, Burton took to his Instagram and clarified, “She recently announced that she’s expecting her 4th child. The child is not mine. We are still co-parenting our three beautiful kids. We would appreciate privacy at this time. Much luv, Steve.”

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Gustin, who is a fitness guru, now goes by Sherrie Lynn on her official Instagram account. Since her divorce from Burton, and the births of her most recent children, Sherrie has not addressed the situation publicly.

Meanwhile, General Hospital fans are anxiously awaiting Burton’s return as Jason Morgan on the ABC soap opera with his first episode back slated for March 4th. Just how Jason will be revealed to be alive after a cave collapsed on him, and he was believed to have died, is one of great mystery for soap fans.

So, share your thoughts on the news of the birth of Sheree’s fifth child Addy Jay via the comment section below.

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Since then Antoine has appeared in TV series north of the border in Canada and here in the U.S including her leading role in CBC’s Diggstown. Now comes word, that Vinessa is back for a second season in her role on the CBS comedy-drama, So Help Me Todd.

In the series, Vinessa plays the role of Alex Parker. Taking to her Instagram, the actress shared, “Alex Parker’s shenanigans from season 1 continue this season in episode 3 onward. Do check it out. Enjoy!!”

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So Help Me Todd stars Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden as Margaret and Skylar Astin as Todd. Margaret is a successful defense attorney, while Todd is a private investigator but known as the black sheep of the family. In the premise of the series, Todd has criminal charges dropped against him, in exchange for working at mom’s law firm as they crack cases and defend clients.

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Antoine plays Alex, a forensic accountant who gets in the good graces of the character of Lyle (Tristen M. Winger), who is an investigator at the law firm. However, in a twist, it’s revealed that Alex is actually investigating him. The story picks up in season 2 from here.

Vinessa’s first episode of season 2 will air on Thursday February 29th  9 p.m. ET on CBS and it streams the next day on Paramount+

So, looking forward to catching Vinessa on So Help Me Todd? Comment below.

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Daytime favorite Michael E. Knight has left his role of Martin Grey on ABC’s General Hospital. However, it appears this move is a temporary one.

Knight, who has played the recurring role of Laura Collins’ (Genie Francis) brother and a love interest for Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring), began in the role on the ABC daytime drama series since 2019.

GH wrote off the legal eagle when on the February 12th episode, Martin left Port Charles to visit his mother who has been in failing health. On that episode, Lucy tries to let Martin know how she truly feels for him, but Martin isn’t willing to listen to any of it, since he can’t deal with her ongoing relationship with her ex Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner) and he breaks things off with her.

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According to Soap Opera Digest, Knight will be off the canvas temporarily. No dates were cited as to when he would return. With the series undergoing  a writing regime shift with Patrick Mulcahey and Elizabeth Korte taking over the head scribe duties from Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor, it will be interesting to see if they bring the character back sooner than later.

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Viewers know Knight best for his Daytime Emmy-winning role as Tad Martin on All My Children; a role he played on and off from 1982-2011. Knight returned to the Prospect Park version of the series when AMC finally was rebooted online in 2013. Later In 2015, he joined The Young and the Restless as Dr. Simon Neville in a role that he played until 2016.

So, how do you feel about Michael E. Knight exiting General Hospital? Will the series bring him back? Were you rooting for Martin and Lucy to find happiness with one another? Comment below.


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