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Karla Mosley Talks Singing The National Anthem At Dodgers Game & It Being Written Into Episode Of B&B!

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The Bold and the Beautiful’s Karla Mosley (Maya) has certainly had her share of daytime first’s.

As viewers of the CBS daytime drama know, Mosley has been portraying trans character Maya Avant for the past several years, and have witnessed the powerful story of Maya disclosing her truth to the people she loves, most importantly to her now husband, Rick Forrester (Jacob Young).

However, on the upcoming Monday, September 12th episode of B&B, in an interesting twist, Mosley, who sang the National Anthem at a recent L.A. Dodgers baseball game, will have that moment woven into Maya’s storyline! How does it all come about? Enter Dodger favorite Kiki Hernandez who shows his acting prowess when he guest stars on Monday’s episode as a longtime friend of Rick’s.  Looks like these two will make Maya’s dream of singing the National Anthem come true!

Mosley spoke Friday morning with KCAL morning newss where she discussed meeting Kiki, singing the National Anthem, and the story of Maya Avant.  Watch Karla’s segment after the jump, and then let us know if you will be checking out Karla AKA Maya sing the most difficult tune in the world on Monday’s episode of B&B? Comment below.

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I’m happy for Karla Mosley, but this is the most Brad Bell has written for her in almost a year, and this is after he declared her the new leading lady of B&B. I wish Mr. Bell would stop writing for the Spencer sons and the woman they both love and start writing for the rest of the canvas.

So True, Beth

I agree. It was such a refreshing change when Maya’s family was introduced. I enjoyed the whole story about Sasha coming out. The actor who plays Maya’s dad is an excellent actor. It seems to me that they are always finding such wonderful talent, only to have them front and center for but a minute, and then they are back to letting Wyatt and Liam bitch and cry over Steffie. Correctcme if I’m wrong, but I think their was only one brief scene of the grandmother’s doting over the greatly anticipated baby. And now that ivy is back, Liam and the motley crew are going to be more prominent than ever. I don’t understand why they are bringing Thorne and Felicia back. They will have their say for five minutes, and then get shoved out the door again. The Liam/Steffie roller coaster is just starting, with no end in sight.

The only way I am still watching this crap-fest is thanks to my REMOTE!

How I love it!

I’m able to FF all the BS that is Liam/Steffy/Wyatt!

Great. Kudos to Karla.

Michael Fairman, I WANT THE RATINGS FROM LAST WEEK NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HA! This reminds me of Veruca Salt from Willy Wonka. (yes, been watching that movie since the beloved Gene Wilder died).

I love B&B. As much as I love Steffi, Wyatt, Liam, Quinn and Eric, I would love to see more Rick and Maya.

No thanks. Just another example of how this show is still telling a very false story about transgender people by using a woman. It is disrespectful and degrading. The only way to have effectively told any part of this story would have to use a real man/transgennder to play Maya. The show gets publicity and gets to pretend it is tackling a social issue and being relevant, and claiming to make people think…and examine prejudices! This cast and crew had to do NONE of that!! They covered it in rainbows and fairy dust. Do you think Jacob Young would have been so eager to make out with a man?? I highly doubt it. The lack of airtime or any kind of meaningful story cod Maya has been reduced to this stunt. Ya…great schlock t.v. Mr. BELL. Now what? Didnt think that far ahead, did you?

Absolutely completely right on with everything you stated. Everybody going crazy over this great earth shattering story all a sham just like his story about Caroline’s two Moms. Now he is back again with the ad nauseaum love triangle of Liam, Steffy & Wyatt. Same dialogue every day I can go months without watching catch a episode and realize haven’t missed a thing.

Maya was wonderful singing the National Anthem. Please, please get rid of Steffy. or give her a storyline that doesn’t involve weak Liam. Wyatt is a better man for her. Stop repeating the same stories from years past. Why can’t you at least allow ONE couple stay happy for years & years. The story line is really dumb. Give us more of Maya, Rick & their little girl. Ivey and Liam make a very beautiful couple. Love her accent.

While Karla Mosley did very well, I wonder if this was in response to Colin Karpernick refusal to salute when the National Anthem was sung. Baseball season is almost over. ijs

I tweeted my disgust at B&B going POLITICAL this way! Especially using Karla Mosley! I don’t wonder if this is a response to Colin Karpernick, I know it is. I registered my plans to boycott B&B for such stupidity! Not a wise move at all! I have been watching for many years, but you lost me with this move!

Why? Yourr not making sense

I have watch The Bold and Beautiful from the very first day please no more Steffy and Liam enough is enough how about more on Eric and Quinn how about Maya and her family get a grip the Steffy storyline is boring

I am sick of Steffie !

I don’t think it really fitted in with the story.

I didn’t like Karla’s phrasing on some of the anthem, but overall she sang well.

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The Young and the Restless and General Hospital Actress and Writer, Meg Bennett, Passes Away at 75

Meg Bennett, who had played Julia Newman and later became a writer for the top-rated daytime drama, The Young and the Restless has died at the age of 75.  The news comes from her family who shared that she lost her battle to cancer back on April 11th.

Daytime fans remember fondly, Meg’s portrayal of Victor’s (Eric Braeden)first wife. Bennett joined the show in 1980, after her first soap stint for two years in the role of Liza Walton on Search for Tomorrow.

Impressed by her story notes, the late Bill Bell, then head writer of Y&R, had Meg doing double duty acting and writing on the show from 1983-1987. When he decided to write off the character of Julia, he also wanted Meg to stick around as a writer.  Not only did this begin a whole other daytime career for Bennett, but she was not done playing Julia either. Throughout the decades, Julia would still come back to Genoa City for a visit. Most recently, Y&R fans saw Julia in 2018, and again in 2020.

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Bennett also appeared on Santa Barbara and was a writer on that show as well from 1991-1993. She played the role of Megan Richardson. It was next that Meg had her longest writing stint coming to ABC’s General Hospital. Meg wrote for GH from 1993-2011.

In 1995, Bennett won her first Daytime Emmy for writing and her personal life changed after falling in love with nine-time Daytime Emmy winner, former GH head writer, Bob Guza Jr. In addition, GH also utilized Bennett for her acting skill when she was cast as the villainess Allegra Montenegro.  Meg and Bog Guza were officially married in 2004 and purchased a home once owned by Boris Karloff and Gregory Peck.

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Additionally, Meg wrote for The Bold and the Beautiful 1987-1989 and later served as a executive story consultant to Brad Bell from 2002-2004.  She also wrote for Sunset Beach, Generations and GH: Night Shift throughout her writing career. She went on to win five WGA Awards for GH and Santa Barbara.

Meg is survived by her husband of 19 years, Robert Guza Jr., two stepdaughters, four grandchildren, a brother and a sister.

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‘Tracker’s’ Justin Hartley on His ‘Passions’ Soap Start, “They’d Have Me With No Shirt Walking Around a Hospital for Three Weeks. It Was Ridiculous, but I Loved It.”

While Justin Hartley’s freshman drama Tracker on CBS is a bonafide smash hit, the man who is now executive producing and the lead of the complex procedural drama, had his humble show biz TV beginnings on the cult favorite soap opera, Passions.

From 2002-2006, Hartley became beloved by young soap viewers everywhere for his performance of Nicholas Foxworth Crane, better known as “Fox.”

Throughout his run on the former NBC soap opera, Hartley’s co-stars now read as who’s who of the soaps including good friend, Eric Martsolf (ex-Ethan, Passions, now Brady, DAYS), former real-life wife, Lindsay Korman (ex-Theresa, Passions), Brook Kerr (ex-Whitney, Passions, now Portia, General Hospital) and even the late, great Andrea Evans (ex-Rebecca, Passions, and ex-Tina One Life to Live).

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In a look-back at some of the memorable roles of his career at TV Insider including as Adam Newman on The Young and the Restless, the feature has some notable quotes from Justin.

The one that struck us the most was when Hartley was speaking about his time on Passions, which for anyone who knows the show, saw him most of the time shirtless in a scene for absolutely no apparent reason. Looks like Justin agrees with that assessment too, sharing, “They’d have me with no shirt walking around a hospital for three weeks. It was ridiculous, but I loved it.”

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Meanwhile, tonight on an all-new episode of Tracker (9pm ET/PT) titled “Aurora”, when a widower offers a reward to find his only daughter who disappeared three years ago and is presumed dead, Colter (Hartley) agrees to help track her down. After the missing girl’s father shows Colter a newspaper photo from a recent county fair he’s convinced is her, Colter’s search leads him into the world of amateur ghost hunting and paranormal activity.

“Aurora” is directed by none other than Hartley’s former This Is Us co-star Jon Huertas (ex-Miquel).  In fact, Huertas told TV Insider, he wouldn’t wait to direct Justin again, as he did on the former NBC drama in which they both appeared.

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Huertas expressed: “I’ll be honest, Justin was one of my favorite actors on the show to watch, to work with, and to direct. I was able to do all of that on This Is Us. And so when the opportunity came up, Ken Olin was like, ‘Hey, you interested in directing on this show, Tracker?’ I was like, “Absolutely. I get to work with Justin again.”‘

So, do you remember Justin as Fox Crane mostly walking around plenty of times shirtless in story as soap hunks do, but for no particular reason? Are you going to catch ‘Tracker’ tonight which features a behind the scenes reunion and collaboration between Jon Huertas and Justin? Comment below.

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‘Knots Landing’s’ Donna Mills and Joan Van Ark Reunite for Los Angeles Ballet Season 18 Gala

The women from the the cul-de-sac at Seaview Circle, stepped out last week as the Los Angeles Ballet celebrated its season 18 gala with ceremonies at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.

The evening was hosted by LAB staunch supporter, Donna Mills (ex-Abby, Knots Landing, ex-Madeline, General Hospital).  The Emmy Award-winning actress met up with her dear friend and former on-screen rival and co-star, Joan Van Ark (ex-Val, Knots Landing, ex-Gloria, The Young and the Restless) as well as her daughter, Chloe Mills, on the red carpet prior to the start of the evening.

This year’s LAB gala honorees included: Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Emmy, and Grammy nominated composer and pianist Kris Bowers, plus accomplished attorney and Los Angeles Ballet Board Chair, Jennifer Bellah Maguire. The honorees each received Angel Awards for the extraordinary contributions they have made to the arts, LAB and the city of Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles Ballet is known for classical, contemporary, romantic and neoclassical ballets, for pioneering new works and for presenting relevant works by many of today’s most innovative dance-makers. LAB’s original production of The Nutcracker is an annual holiday favorite for Los Angeles residents and regional, national and international visitors.

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Led by Artistic Director Melissa Barak, LAB performs in multiple theater venues across LA County including The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, Royce Hall at UCLA, Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, Pasadena Civic Auditorium and Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. As part of its mission, LAB wants to expand people’s knowledge of and nurture a love for ballet.

Longtime fans of Donna Mills also know that when early in her career she was a dancer. In fact, when she got her first soap opera gig as a nightclub singer named “Rocket” on Secret Storm, Mills was shocked.

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In a 2015 interview with Smashing Interviews Magazine Donna recounted, “I’m not a singer. I was a dancer. Why they chose me to be a nightclub singer, I have no idea, and I actually sang on the show.”

So, glad to see Donna and Joan stepping out together in support of the Los Angeles Ballet? Miss Knots Landing’s Abby and Val? Let us know via the comment section below.

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