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Joanna Johnson set for a return to The Bold and the Beautiful!

Joanna Johnson ( the original Caroline on B&B, who came back as another character Karen Spencer) is returning to The Bold and the Beautiful for a four episode story arc beginning, July 22nd! The plot centers on Katie and Bill renewing their wedding vows.  Johnson, as many know has been focusing on her entertainment career behind the scenes.  First, she was the creator and co-executive producer of the Hope & Faith sitcom starring Kelly Ripa and Faith Ford, and now she has another hit on her hands with Make It or Break It – for ABC Family where she is writer and EP for that series!  But now she is returning to her soap roots thanks to a call from Brad Bell to mix it up with on-screen brother, Bill Spencer (Don Diamont) and more.

TV Guide spoke to Johnson for the lowdown.  Here are a few excerpts below!

Joanna on why Karen comes to town and back to B&B: Katie calls Karen, who is coming to town for a Spencer Publications board meeting and asks her to come a day early but doesn’t say why. It’s a surprise to all the guests, including Bill, that Katie is having a minister come over to renew their vows. It’s the same minister who married them originally, and all the same guests [Brooke, Donna, Justin, Stephen] plus a few new ones [Pam, Liam, Hope]. Supposedly, Karen has been running the New York office of Spencer Publications, which was news to me. I was wondering where she went. [Laughs] I kinda thought she’d gone back to the trailer park along with Dorothy Lyman.

Joanna on getting camera ready for a return to soaps when you have not been on-screen for awhile: Usually when [exec producer] Brad Bell calls me to do the show I think, “Oy. I should lose some weight before I go back.” But this time I didn’t. I just said, “Oh, what the heck.” I’m not here to push any romantic stories or be the ingénue. One of the reasons I got out of acting was that I didn’t like the pressure of having to be beautiful and skinny and perfect — which is why I understand and appreciate what the young women on Make It or Break It are dealing with. I’m so glad I no longer have to worry about that stuff.

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Joanna Johnson was always my favorite when she left because she wanted to direct I was dissapointed. Wish she would come back permantly bring Winsor Harmon back for her and get rid of all these awful new characters.

Dancing with the Stars

Chrishell Stause Has Taken Steps Towards Motherhood

Former soap opera star, Chrishell Stause, who is current appearing on the reality series Selling Sunset and the the new season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, shared some personal news with PEOPLE that she hopes to start a family

In the exclusive, Stause shares, “I have taken the steps to freeze my eggs.”  Adding,  “I definitely had a different idea for where I would be at this age and stage in my life.  There’s a family aspect that I’m missing that I hope is still a possibility for me.”

Of course, Stause is still pretty fresh off her shocking marriage break-up in November of 2019 with This is Us star, Justin Hartley.  But because of that she wants to take the pressure off of herself and a potential life partner in terms of a time-frame to bring kids into the world.

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Meanwhile, Stause continues to prepare each week for ballroom dance competition on Dancing with the Stars with pro partner, Gleb Savchenko

She admitted that she was actually getting ready to freeze her eggs when she joined the cast for season 29 of DWTS.  “I was in the middle of the process when DWTS approached me. So for the first weeks of rehearsal, I was giving myself daily hormone shots while learning the tango, and the procedure was done a few days before the premiere of the show.”

So, what do you think about Chrishell’s plans to become a mom when she is ready?  Are you rooting her on Dancing with the Stars? Comment below.

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‘Ozark’s’ Madison Thompson Joins the Cast of The Young and the Restless

There will be another new character on the canvas on CBS’ The Young and the Restless with casting news on Monday, that Madison Thompson had nabbed the new role of Jordan- a worldly young woman who will prove that there’s more than meets the eye.

According to Deadline, Madison starts work at CBS Television City on Tuesday, with her first episode set to air in late October.

If Thompson looks familiar she was recently seen in season 3 of Netflix’s hit drama, Ozark.   On that series, she played Erin, the 17-year-old daughter of Helen Pierce (Janet McTeer) who joined her mother as she moved to the Ozarks to help oversee the Byrdes’ operations.

The young actress has also been seen on on ABC’s Kevin (Probably) Saves the World.

Not only is Thompson an actress, but a freshmen at USC.

So, who do you think “Jordan” will be involved with in Genoa City as played by Madison Thompson? Comment below.

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General Hospital

Nancy Lee Grahn Kicks-Off Her 25th Year as General Hospital’s Alexis; Thanks Fans & Shares: “What a Ride”

She’s one of the best of the best!  And on Saturday, Nancy Lee Grahn acknowledged the start of her 25th year as Alexis Davis on ABC’s General Hospital. 

Nancy, who daytime fans first loved on One Life to Live and then Santa Barbara, came to Port Charles and quickly became one of its leading mainstays.

On Twitter, marking the occasion, Nancy thanked her fans with this: “Wow! I start my 25th year on  @generalhospital  today. What a ride. It’s been one of my greatest pleasures to be connected to & supported by such a beautiful, loving, loyal #gh audience. We are and have always been in this together. I hope you can feel my most sincere virtual hug.”

Currently in story, Alexis just lost the new love of her life Neil and on Friday’s episode of GH, Alexis was blamed for his death by Neil’s brother when she tried to attend his memorial service.  Later, she landed at the Floating Rib with Valentin – but when he got into it with Ned and stepped outside, Alexis ordered a drink.  Not a good sign for this recovering alcoholic, and all this came on the heels of Alexis learning she has osteoporosis.

Through the years, story after story, beat after beat, we are lucky to have Nancy on our screens with her consistently riveting and honest performances.

What has been your favorite Alexis storyline through the years?  And … make sure to wish Nancy a ‘happy 25th’ via the comment section below.

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B&B’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood deliver the Power Performance of the Week as Steffy’s drug addiction leads to a confrontation and intervention by her loved ones with dire consequences.  Here is the last seven minutes that featured Emmy-winner Wood at her best. Leave A Comment

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