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Jacob Young Moves From Contract To Recurring Status With The Bold and the Beautiful

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The Bold and the Beautiful’s Jacob Young (Rick Forrester) has been one busy man of late pursuing many outside projects from his day gig at the CBS soap opera including his music career.

Now comes word via Soap Opera Digest that Young is off-contract at B&B, and has gone to recurring status, a move that Jacob is good with.

Young tweeted to inquiring fans on the contract status change: “I want to take a moment to address the rumors that I’m currently off contract. All true, I’m recurring and just starting to shoot a movie for Lifetime. I have been under contract for 21 years and this to me is a blessing. I can now have the time to pursue all my passions Xo”

The Daytime-Emmy winning actor told SOD,  “They do still have me working, which is great.”

So, what do you think of Jacob going to recurring on B&B? Comment below.

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  1. Gibbt

    April 20, 2018 at 7:06 am

    Since B&B has become “The Liam Show”, this isn’t a surprise. If Bradley Bell wants to diminish his other actors on the show, then the resulting ratings slide is all on him. Good luck Jacob.

    • Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco

      April 22, 2018 at 12:41 am

      The only time I liked Liam was when he was with Quinn and he was Adam and she was Eve. I had really hoped during this last meltdown he would return to the comfort of her bosom. I loved Deacon, but he became a cartoon character and quickly carted off. I liked Sheila and her weirdness-but she kind of totally petered out and caused no major problems. Main stories have been Bill/Brooke/Ridge and Steffy/Bill/Liam/Wyatt-don’t care for either.

  2. dmr

    April 20, 2018 at 7:35 am

    Gotta make more room and air-time for the Liam, Steffy (ugh), and Hope (ugh) love triangle!

  3. Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco

    April 20, 2018 at 8:12 am

    It seems many of the contract actors are never on-must be nice to get a paycheck and not have to work-but probably frustrating to actors-I don’t know. Once his character and Maya got married-after all the drama-then the baby-really not much story written for them.
    I know he is performing music with Scott Reeves-ex Steven Lars from GH. Would like to see them live.

  4. Iakovos

    April 20, 2018 at 8:30 am

    I do hope Rick remains part of the B&B mix, and that his character gets another great story line in the future. I liked the strength of Rick and the role the character has in the Forrester family as Eric’s son with Brooke, establishing a place in the business and the family. I would like more focus there than Ridge and Thorne, starry recasts aside, their plots have not been exciting or engaging to me. B&B tool too long to bring Ridge back after Ronn Moss departed the show, and the radical nu-look and attitude Thorne is difficult for me to accept.

  5. Mika

    April 20, 2018 at 8:34 am

    Maybe he will return as Lucky on GH

    • Steve

      April 21, 2018 at 9:50 pm

      Please no, he’s a fine actor, but wasn’t suited to Lucky

    • Satan

      April 22, 2018 at 9:39 am

      When Hell freezes over… and the extended 666 day weather forecast says that’s not at all likely.

  6. Jim

    April 20, 2018 at 8:52 am

    He likes it…and good for him!!!

  7. elm1951

    April 20, 2018 at 8:57 am

    if jacob is good with it then so am i – i am so excited about his lifetime movie – he is such a talented actor and i have followed him since he played lucky spencer on gh (2000 – 2003)
    tptb/writers on b&b have not utilized his talents in a very long time…………………..

  8. James R. Poissant

    April 20, 2018 at 9:05 am

    Makes sense since we don’t see him much these days. B&B does have a large canvas for a 30 minute show.

  9. Rodd

    April 20, 2018 at 9:36 am

    If it works for him, great. He’s very talented.

  10. Scott (ATWT Fan)

    April 20, 2018 at 10:19 am

    It’s disappointing, to me, that Jacob Young has fallen off the radar as Rick Forrester. His return was poised as to become frontrunner for the soap, and he has since then fallen into the background as some piece of furniture. This is positively disappointing. Though, if it is Young’s decision, then I support. But it sounds like it was the decision of a dual EP/HW whose positions need to be filled by other people more capable of making better decisions.

  11. soapqueenforever

    April 20, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Although I could take or leave Rick, I am annoyed at the powers that be for slowly phasing out, and probably getting rid of the Avant family. I had a feeling this was slowly in the works when they married off Nicole and Zende, and then promptly shipped them off to Paris. All this to focus on the usuals. Between the kiss between Maya and Zende, and Nicole refusing to sign the adoption paper’s, they had the potential for a couple of good stories. But I guess the main focus will always be the Forrester’s and the Spencer’s. I wonder where this will leave Maya? With the return of Sally coming up, I hope they don’t plan on having a Hope, Liam, Sally triangle in the works. I hope she is still with Thomas. They are so good together. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

    • Mary SF

      April 22, 2018 at 3:36 am

      I heard the actress playing Maya is going to have a baby in real life, so if that is true then I expect we won’t see much of Maya either in upcoming months, while she is on mat leave–

      • K/kay

        April 24, 2018 at 7:50 am

        I will bet money once KM goes on maternity leave her and Rick will be shipped to Paris.

  12. Jamesj75

    April 20, 2018 at 11:16 am

    Did Frank Valentini take over as producer of B&B when I wasn’t looking? 🙂

    • Jim

      April 22, 2018 at 7:43 pm

      Why…how many ex OLTL stars have joined this show-lol

      • Jamesj75

        April 22, 2018 at 8:48 pm

        Hey Jim! Good point. I was alluding to Valentini’s decision to put Genie Francis on recurring, as is happening now with Jacob Young. I can’t pass up an opportunity to knock the GH producer… It’s in my DNA!

  13. K/kay

    April 20, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Good luck to you Jacob if anybody ever has a chance to see him in concert go he is a lot of fun nice voice and great stage presence!

  14. Kevin C

    April 20, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    I have always liked Jacob Young and if it’s ok with him then I am ok with it for I want whats best for Jacob…

  15. rocky83

    April 20, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Smart move, he & Carla Mosley were automatic fast cowards whenever they were on.

  16. SZima

    April 21, 2018 at 5:58 am

    I’m fine with this! Jacob is so rarely on anyway, so why not go recurring so he can do other things?
    He’s another actor who suffers from the S.O.S. writing and I’m sure he’s bored with acting it just like we’re bored watching it!

  17. Lew S

    April 21, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Another questionable move by Brad Bell.

  18. Ray

    April 22, 2018 at 11:57 am

    I have been a JY fan since he was J.R. on “All My Children.” He was amazing being a lead actor on that show. I started watching “B&B” a few years ago as Quinn kidnapped Liam. I loved seeing Rena Sofer being the focus at that time. Since then, it seems like it has been non-stop Steffy, Liam and Bill. I realize the constrains of a 30-minute show has a lot of limitations. For the past 6-8 weeks, the show has solely focused on Bill’s shooting. During that timeframe, nu-Hope has been on every episode with Brooke, Liam or Steffy. In the meantime, there has been NO screen time for Sally and Thomas (did they go back to NY?), the Avant family, the return of Thorne (biggest waste of talent and character in 2018) and even worse, Heather Tom (arguably the best actress on daytime) has become nothing more than window dressing.

    I understand that writers and the powers-that-be have their favorites, but please give us a rest from Liam, Steffy and Bill. I like all of these characters, but monopolizing the entire show has become painful.

  19. sonniorsolita

    April 22, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    So odd, since out of Eric’s children Rick and Felicia were always the most interesting, and in Jacob Young and Lesli Kay played by the strongest actors. Yet Ridge and Thorne get all the (repetitive) story lines. I just don’t get it.

  20. Judith

    April 23, 2018 at 8:29 am

    So sad. This young actor is really good. Was hoping the storyline of an affair would work for him. He needs more to do on this show.

  21. jaybird369

    April 23, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Brad Bell is AN ABSOLUTE FOOL if he thinks that longtime B&B viewers wanna watch YET MORE of the Bill/Brooke/Ridge and Hope/Liam/Steffy silliness!!!!!

    BEYOND YUCK!!!!!

    • K/kay

      April 24, 2018 at 7:49 am

      Hey Jay you obviously are watching it some whatever happened to RJ? I thought he was interning then I read we have hired two new interns ?? I said a long time ago just because you are raised around a soap writer/producer does not mean you are going to be one Brad needs to step aside and get a new headwriter he is like a little boy who keeps reaching for the next new shiny toy .

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B&B’s Denise Richards Reveals Her Husband Aaron Phypers Will Be Stand-In During Ridge Forrester Intimate Scenes

On Tuesday’s edition of CBS Daytime’s The Talk@Home, The Bold and the Beautiful and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Denise Richards (Shauna) appeared on the series.

During her segment, Denise discussed how she felt about B&B being the first American TV show back in production amidst the coronavirus pandemic and if she felt safe returning to work.  Richards also discussed how the love scenes and more intimate moments of the series will be done either with real-life partners standing in for their on-screen love interests, or a blow-up doll.

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Denise expressed: “I’m excited to go back to work. I think it’s important for us to also be safe, but to move forward. And Brad Bell [executive producer and head writer, B&B) has implemented a very safe environment, I feel, for all of us, so I think it’s important.”

As to the COVID-19 testing protocols, Richards explained:  “Every week we’re tested. If there are more than two actors, we have mannequins. If there is an intimate scene, they’ve asked us if our significant other can step in for that person. Otherwise, we’ll be doing a love scene with a doll.”

It was then Denise confirmed that her husband, Aaron Phypers, will be stepping in for intimate scenes with love interest Ridge Forrester, played by Thorsten Kaye: “He (Phypers) is standing in. And he came with me today. He had to have his COVID test too, every week the whole cast does. He starts standing in next week.”

Watch what Denise shared on her return to B&B below.

Then let us know what you think of B&B’s love scene or intimate moment protocol in order to get new episodes in the can safely for everyone involved via the comment section.

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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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