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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
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
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
gloria

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

JustSaying
JustSaying

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

ethel
ethel

and i so sick of seeing brooke & ridge!

Mo
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
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
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
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
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 in vicious cycle of constantly rehashing the Ridge, Brooke, and Taylor saga (tossing in a few good episodes concerning Stephanie to make sure Susan Flannery gets an Emmy nomination).

The only thing that will help this show is to focus on some other characters. Dropping Down, Beamer, and the others is not the way to help this show. Maybe the show should consider dropping Ronn Moss? Ridge is worn out as a romantic lead. Moreover, I have a ficus tree that can act better than Moss.

David Larsson
David Larsson

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

Shari
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 is another one who isn’t even on when this story should have her front-and-center with her daughter, the same as Brooke is front-and-center with her daughter.

B&B is not the show it once was, the bold and the beautiful are disappearing.

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Jussie Smollett Cut From Rest Of Season Of EMPIRE; Tells Cast He’s Innocent Of Charges

Following the turn of events for Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon, Empire) where he was arrested and charged on multiple felony counts and then posted bail, the producers of Fox’s sudsy primetime drama have decided to pull him from the remaining two episodes of the season.

“The events of the past few weeks have been incredibly emotional for all of us,” executive producers Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Brett Mahoney, Brian Grazer, Sanaa Hamri, Francie Calfo, and Dennis Hammer said in a statement this morning following the legal fallout for Jussie Smollett and his arrest stemming from an alleged hate crime reported on January 29th that he staged on himself.

The producers went on to say: “Jussie has been an important member of our Empire family for the past five years and we care about him deeply. While these allegations are very disturbing, we are placing our trust in the legal system as the process plays out. We are also aware of the effects of this process on the cast and crew members who work on our show and to avoid further disruption on set, we have decided to remove the role of ‘Jamal’ from the final two episodes of the season.”

This happened even after Smollett returned to work on Thursday, and even after the actor/singer reportedly apologized to the cast and crew of Empire for any embarrassment the recent allegations may have caused, but at the same time, sources reported, that he maintained that he was innocent,

According to CNN: “The person at the meeting said they were shocked and dismayed that Smollett stuck to his story of innocence. For the most part, the source said, Smollett paraphrased what was in the statement that his attorney put out that afternoon, blaming the legal system and the media for his woes.”

So, what do you think of the Empire producers decision to cut Smollett from the last two shows of the season? What do you think of Jussie still maintaining his innocence to the cast? Comment below.

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‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett Turns Himself In After Being Charged With Allegedly Filing False Police Report & Facing Criminal Charges

In major developments in the last several hours, Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon, Empire) turned himself in to Chicago police early Thursday morning, just hours after he was charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly staging a racist and homophobic attack against himself late in January on the streets in Chicago.

In a press conference currently being conducted by the CPD supervisor, Eddie Johnson and Commander Edward Wodnick, they revealed that Smollett turned himself in quietly and without issue.   In addition, the Chicago PD are outlining the events and timeline that led to Smollett’s arrest.

Smollett turned himself in at the Central District police station in Chicago at 5 a.m., police reported.  Thursday morning, Smollett was scheduled to appear for a bail hearing Thursday at 1:30pm central time on a felony charge of a class 4 disorderly conduct, and with that charge Smollett could face up to 1.5 years in prison.

Jussie’s attorney’s released the following statement on Wednesday night after Smollett was charged by the Chicago PD: “Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been an investigation like this one where information, both true and false, has been repeatedly leaked. Given these circumstances, we intend to conduct a thorough investigation and to mount an aggressive defense.”

Smollett reported that he has been attacked as he was walking home around.  He claimed two masked men shouted racist and homophobic slurs as they beat him, put a noose around his neck, and poured a chemical on to him.

Enter two brothers, Ola and Abel Osundairo, who Smollett knew, who were arrested last week, but later released as suspects. The two brothers told police they helped stage the attack with Smollett.  They were paid $3,500 to orchestrate the attack by Smollett.  In their press conference, the Chicago PD revealed that they have the check as evidence were Smollett paid the brothers that sum.

The brothers left for Nigeria hours after the attack, and were arrested days later when they returned to Chicago.   On Wednesday, they testified to a grand jury. Smollett was later charged with disorderly conduct.

What do you think now about the events and the arrest of Jussie Smollett?  Comment below! But first watch the Chicago PD police department.live feed of the press conference on Smollett’s arrest.

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Thad Luckinbill Back Taping At The Young and the Restless

Well, well, well! Look who is back on set at The Young and the Restless!  Thad Luckinbill, who is presumed dead as J.T. Hellstrom, was seen walking around the sound stages at CBS Television City on Wednesday.

That is because Thad is taping again at the number-one soap opera!  In a tweet put out by the series Twitter account with a photo of Thad (see below), they reveal: “Spotted On Set! J.T. Taking a coffee break. Stay tuned!”

So now the mystery begins!  Will J.T. be alive after all, which would exonerate Nikki, and her gal pals in crime, Phyllis, Sharon and Amelia from a murder rap?

Could Thad just be back to appear as a ghost?  Will he come back alive and continue his abusive ways towards Victoria?

When Luckinbill returned to the show in late 2017, fans were in for a shock when once nice guy, J.T. was turned into a spousal abuser.

So, what do you think of J.T. coming back to Genoa City … or is he? How will this story play out now that it is in the hands of head writer, Josh Griffith? Comment below,

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