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Lesley-Anne Down taken off contract by B&B! However, something new maybe on the horizon!

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The beautiful and talented Lesley-Anne Down (Jackie M.) has been taken off contract by The Bold and the Beautiful, according to the actress’ website!  The post goes on to intimate that Lesley has something else in the works that her fans will know about when the time is right.  In lieu of Brandon Beemer (Owen) also be taken off-contract by B&B, it is not perhaps surprising that the same happened to Down.  However, A spokesperson for B&B informed CBS Soaps In Depth that Down will continue to work on the soap on a recurring basis.

The official post on Down’s site reads: “Bradley Bell has decided not to renew Lesley-Anne Down’s contract on B&B. Lesley-Anne wants all of you to know how special and important you all are to her. Your continued effort and support of Lesley-Anne is so appreciated by her. When one door closes another one opens. This thankfully has been the case in this instance.  We will let you know what it is when the time is right.”

So what do you think of Lesley-Anne being dropped to recurring?  What new project do you think could be in the works for her? Let us know your thoughts!

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Tom
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Tom

I am used to B&B’s schizophrenic writing, but the past six months or so have been all over the map. LAD is a legend and consistently one of the best things about the show! Something sinister is going on behind the scenes, but I don’t know what.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I would hope the 25th anniversary of this daytime drama would be opportunity for serious rebooting and reworking. The storylines are indeed schizophrenic and across the board bad. The “special episodes and story arcs” would have greater impact were their stronger lead-in and committed followup. I always thought LAD was never used to full capacity.

gloria
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gloria

The problem with a 30 minute show is the obvious-too many cast members, not enough time for everyone to have story!

JustSaying
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JustSaying

The other problem with a 30 minute show is the endless Brooke-Ridge saga.

ethel
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ethel

and i so sick of seeing brooke & ridge!

Mo
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Mo

I think it’s a big mistake. I enjoyed Jowen’s comedic contributions. The show needs balance besides just the Logan-Forrester sagas. Give Hope less airtime and some to Thorne, Felicia, Jackie. Why don’t Thorne and Felicia start they own company or go work for Jackie? They don’t get any love at Forrester. That’s for sure!

Rob
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Rob

Yet one more reason to finally stop watching, Im down to once or twice every couple of weeks.
The show has to be the worst thing on television.

RICKIE
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RICKIE

This isn’t surprising… B&B’s cast always gets too large and then heads roll — it’s been this history of this show. Too bad they don’t get rid of Jennifer Gareis (Donna). With those surgically altered lips and limp hair, she looks like Shawn Wayans from “White Chicks.”

Jameka
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Jameka

oh my goodness, i never realized that until now, as soon as i read it i realize she does look liked him in the drag…you just made my day!

Barbara
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Barbara

I don’t understand this show. The writers don’t seem to have any idea how to write for any characters other than Ridge, Brooke, Taylor and Stephanie. Down is the just the latest name in a looooooooong list of talented, experienced actors who were signed to this show and given little to do: Lorenzo Lamas, Sydney Penny, Rick Hearst, Sarah Brown, Brian Gaskill, Eileen Davidson, Leslie Kay, Antonio Sabato Jr.,………… All of these actors are talented and were signed to this show with huge fanfare. Given nothing to do, the show shortly thereafter dropped each of them. B&B seems to be… Read more »

David Larsson
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David Larsson

Such a shame. I only watch on the occasion but her screen presence was always a highlight when I did.

Shari
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Shari

I also believe that something is going on behind-the-scenes, this show has turned into the Bridge/Logan show starring – Hope Logan. There is absolutely no reason why others cannot be written for with their own story. JackieM not being able to get a designer is absolutely ridiculous since this is LA. My belief is LAD was let go so that JackieM’s could switch hands, remember it was Jackie who didn’t want Bill to have any part of it. Bill will buy JackieM as a peace offering to Katie, giving another Logan another company. This show is not about Taylor/Ridge/Brooke, Taylor… Read more »

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TONIGHT: 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS

Who will take home the gold at Sunday night’s 73rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards?  Well, from the looks of it .two heavy favorites going into it are Ted Lasso in the comedy categories, and The Crown in the dramatic categories, but as we have seen on previous Emmys there may be upsets afoot.

Other leading contenders through the night will include the series: The Mandalorian, WandaVision, The Handmaid’s Tale, Saturday Night Live, Lovecraft CountryThe Queen’s Gambit and Mare of Easttown.

Cedric the Entertainer will host the three-hour special on CBS beginning at 8 pm EST emanating from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.  Pandemic and all there will be a return to an opening number.

 

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The broadcast’s executive producer, Ian Stewart, confirmed an opening number, when he previously told Deadline, the number “is going to be a lot of people participating, singing, rapping.  It’s hopefully going to be a very impactful start, a ton of fun.”

The Primetime Emmys will have nominees in attendance, with a more limited amount virtually, and those who have tickets can stay in the venue through the whole show, unlike the Grammys or Oscars were those nominated were ushered in and out.  Look for the Emmys to take place outside the theatre under a tent.

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One Life to Live alum Renée  Elise Goldsberry (Ex-Evangeline) will be competing in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her role in Hamilton.  Another OLTL alum, Jonathan Groff (Ex-Henry), is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his role in Hamilton, as well.

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In the Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, Sterling K. Brown tries to win another Emmy for his role as Randall Pearson on This Is Us.   To view all the nominees, head on over to the TV Academy’s website.

This past June, CBS also aired the 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in a pre-packaged show for broadcast due to Covid-19 restrictions.

So, who are you rooting for to win the gold at the 73rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards? Comment below.

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As The World Turns

Soap Vet Exec Prod and Director, Chris Goutman, Virtual Interview On Tap

The former executive producer of Another World and As the World Turns, Chris Goutman, will appear on a very special episode of The Locher Room next Friday, September 24th.

To celebrate the virtual interview show’s 200th episode, the Emmy Award-winning producer and director will join Alan Locher beginning at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m PST.   You can watch it live here.

Having started his career in the soaps an actor appearing on The Doctors, Search for Tomorrow, The Edge of Night and Texas, Goutman moved on to becoming a director and eventually an executive producer.  Chris has directed episodes of nine different daytime dramas.

Goutman currently serves as the Artistic Director, Associate Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

So, will you be tuning-in to see what Chris has to say about his time on AW and ATWT and more? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Remembers Carly Just as She Is Marrying Jason

After nine months of being “Mike”, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) had a major breakthrough as his memory is all coming back to him now (as the Celine Dion song says), and in the process the Tan-O has burned to the ground, signaling the the probable end to the Nixon Falls arc of the story.

As the story picked-up on Thursday, Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) plot to keep Sonny for herself and away from Carly majorly backfired on her.  Not only does Phyllis (Joyce Guy) now know that Nina lied about “Mike’s” identify the entire time, but Peter August (Wes Ramsey) is running wild and free heading back to Port Charles to claim his baby and Maxie (Kirsten Storms), after setting fire to the building.

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Since “Mike” ran in to save Nina and got hit by a beam in the process, he is alone in the burning Tan-O enveloped by flames, but that triggers the beginning of his memory coming back.

Meanwhile, back in Port Charles, Jason (Steve Burton) and Carly (Laura Wright) are at their wedding, with the five family mob bosses present with a plot of their own and everyone wondering if Jarly will say “I do'”.    The two light a candle together for those loved ones no longer with them … ah, Sonny!

Back the burning Tan-O, Sonny is visited by the vision of the real Mike (Max Gail) who tells him it’s time for him to go home now.  A conflicted Sonny tells Mike he is very happy in Nixon Falls with Nina, but Mike tells him he needs to know his past in order to move forward.  When Sonny has flashes of his violent past it frightens him, and he says whatever family he has is better off without him in their lives.

Jax (Ingo Rademacher) tries to text Maxie while still in Nixon Falls with Nina to watch out for Peter, but she is attending and managing Carly and Sonny’s wedding, so she doesn’t pick up the phone!

Inside the Tan-O, Sonny sees a vision of woman, who when she turns and faces him is Carly. While Sonny is lying on the floor and is engulfed in flames and trapped, Mike tells Sonny he can die as “Mike” or live on as the man he truly is, Sonny.  It is then Sonny calls out “Carly!”

So, what did you think of the episode? Do you think Carly and Jason will get married? Will Sonny tells Nina he remembers? What will Nina’s next move be? Are you glad Sonny seems to have his memory back? The episode featured another strong performance by Maurice Benard.  Share your thoughts below.

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