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REPORT: Matthew Atkinson Back to The Bold and the Beautiful

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When we last saw The Bold and the Beautiful’s Thomas Forrester (Matthew Atkinson), he headed out of Los Angeles with his son, Douglas (Henry Joseph Samiri) and headed to Paris. The decision to leave was prompted by Hope (Annika Noelle) turning down his marriage proposal once again, and by prodding from his sister, Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood).

Many Thope fans have wanted to see Hope and Thomas reunite and figure out where to take their relationship next, but he has been nowhere insight, and so has his portrayer, Matthew Atkinson.

However, in a new report from Soap Hub, their sources indicate that Atkinson will be back on screen next month by mid-June. In a tease, Atkinson posted a photo on his Instagram story (which has since disappeared, since IG story posts only stay up for 24 hours), where he was pointing at a TV screen behind him that showed Carter (Lawrence Saint-Victor) and Eric (John McCook) in a scene. No telling the true meaning of that snap, but it could be he is back at the show.

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As Hope and Finn (Tanner Novlan) are getting closer, the timing could just work out in the most dramatic way if Thomas were to return. Since Hope and Finn are bonding over their parents, Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) and Deacon’s (Sean Kanan), upcoming nuptials, will the doctor and the designer hit the sheets and Thomas walks in on it?

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Now let us know, when Thomas returns do you want to see him reconcile things with Hope, or do you want him back to the obsessed Thomas of the past who hatched plots to get what he wanted? Comment below.

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Thomas and Hope are the world’s worst.

Yes bring my man Thomas back and save us from a forced/no chemistry pairing with Hope & Finn. Thomas and Hope have amazing chemistry.

Do not agree. Hope was using Thomas for her convenience. There is a rude word for it. We are talking about a soap, not real life.but the character of Hope is user, taker not giver. Nasty.

Hope was not using Thomas. She defended him, consoled him, believed in him and forgave him for everything he did…and she never mentioned it again.
Even Thomas himself said he felt that she loved him even if she didn´t say it.

I love them! We didn´t see that kind of chemistry for years!
And MA deserves to be a leading man and love interest on the show, not always a villain!

We want him and Hope back together. The show has not been the same without him.

If he stayed away for good it would be fine with me And take Liam with you

Liam is divided, he is not a strong character, But he has good points. The Hope character is quite an egoist, not a do-gooder as viewers are led to believe with her fashion efforts, somehow empower women (so far, all we have seen are extravagant and seemingly expensive fashion lines). Liam has responsibilities which he is shouldering. He is also working.

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Liam is divided, he is not a strong character, But he has good points and his heart is in the right place. The Hope character is an egoist, not a do-gooder as viewers are led to believe with her fashion efforts, somehow “empowering” women with her message (but so far, all we have seen are extravagant and seemingly expensive fashion lines, nothing else about empowering women). Liam has responsibilities which he is shouldering without whining about it. He also works. And about Liam, please get that sickly Ivy off his back. Talk about desperate. Can we please have a woman with some self-respect on the show? All we need for Liam is to be lassoo’d by an amazon. Come on, calm down!

Let Thomas move on from Hope and focus on himself and Douglas. Don’t let Thomas fight for Hope

Maybe Hope will fight for Thomas.

Back with Hope please

Of course! Their love story is the only story really worth watching!

Don’t want Hope with Finn. The Actor who plays him has minimal acting chops at best. I loved Hope and Thomas together. I feel like she unwittingly was taking him for granted. I’m glad he left, for a time. I think it’s good for them to be apart for awhile. I’d like to see them eventually reunite, or both remain single. Don’t want them with others.

Why does every fan think Finn and Hope are going to be a thing when sources say they’re not including the actors who play Sinn who confirmed it on a TV talk show that Finn and Hope aren’t happening they failed the chemistry test miserably and that Thomas and Hope are endgame plus Hope may be pregnant with Thomas baby.

Big Daddy is Back

Liam is a whiny pretty boy middle schooler But Thomas is the Mac Daddy

The Hope character is a needy egoistic calculating man-eater. First of all, with how she “got” Liam from her arch-enemy Steffy. Secondly, with the apparently heartless toying disguised as parenting of Douglas with Thomas, ensuring heartache for Liam without much conscience (she “co-parents” a daughter with him, for whom she apparently shows no consideration as a responsible adult mother of her own child and of her adopted son she shares with
Thomas. With Thomas out of the way, she now digs her claws, once again, into, surprise, Steffy’s husband. With no consideration for Finn’s child with Steffy! The morals shown in B&B are low, lower than they ever need to be to get and maintain viewer attention. I know several people of different ages who have stopped watching it because they are sicked by its lack of moral fiber. I must admit, I never warmed to the actress who currently plays Hope because she comes through as a phony in this role. I did find her predecessor Kim Matula more palatable. But it is of course how the Hope character is portrayed that is in my opinion making the show more cringe-worthy. Writers of B&B, please note. The children, Hope’s, Thomas’s Liam’s, Steffy’s and Finn’s. They are growing up. Please write in more consideration and respect for these impressionable lives by writing in more serious stability in your scripts. Let us follow their lives rather than this slide towards degeneration.

Hope doesn´t want Finn. No clutches there. They are just friends.

Hey…how about this: Put Thomas and Hope back together as a couple…and get rid of the following characters: (1) that insufferable Li, (2) that annoying and whiny crybaby Liam and (3) that meddling and self-righteous Steffy.

Just an idea…lol

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GH’s Dominic Zamprogna Opens Up on Concerns that Dante Was A-Goner: “There’s Any Number of Ways Comas Can Go”

When Detective Dante Falconeri was shot by a Pikeman henchman, and Jason (Steve Burton) was revealed alive and well, it put actor Dominic Zamprogna in a coma, and a bad one in soap terms, at that. For awhile there, it was touch and go for Dante.

The good news is Dante pulled through and is now back to his old self, and just in time for Dominic Zamprogna’s 15th anniversary with the ABC daytime drama series, which is June 22nd.

Dominic spoke to Soap Opera Digest on his milestone, and reflected back on the fan response from earlier this year when it may have appeared he was exiting the show for a second time.

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Zamprogna shared, “It’s nice to hear you say that people were worried about me – when I went into Frank’s (Valentini, EP, GH) office and he told me I was going into a coma, I started to worry about me (laughs)!”

From working on GH for a decade and a half now, Zamprogna has seen his fair share of comas, and in fact, his then on-screen wife, Lulu Spencer Falconeri was written off the show having never awakened from her coma.

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“There’s any number of ways comas can go,” said the popular GH star. “People joke, ‘Oh, you’ve got easy work.’ And it’s like, ‘Yeah, as long as it’s an on-screen coma! I don’t want to be in an off-screen coma, because then I’m not on the show!” But honestly, that means the world because we all care what people think about us, you know? And if people are happy to have me around, it feels good, obviously. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t.”

So, are you glad that Dante is still alive and kicking? Did you think the show might write-off Dante after he was shot a few months back? Is it time, as Dominic head towards his 20th anniversary with the soap opera, for the powers-that-be to bring Lulu out of her coma? Should Dante and Sam (Kelly Monaco) eventually tie the knot? Comment below.

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Y&R’s Joshua Morrow Reveals on Losing the Role of B&B’s Dylan: “I Was Meant to Play Nick. Not Getting Dylan was the Greatest ‘Failure’ of My Life.”

Can you imagine that if things had turned out differently, The Young and the Restless’ Joshua Morrow (Nick Newman) would not be celebrating his 30th anniversary on the top-rated soap opera, but instead might be welcoming his son to the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful alongside of him?

In several interesting twists, Morrow, who this Friday, June 21st, celebrates his 30th anniversary on the show as Nick Newman (standalone episode and all) spoke about his original audition for CBS daytime that had him going up for the part of B&B’s Dylan Shaw, a Forrester Creations intern. As the behind the scenes story goes, that part when to Dylan Neal.

Joshua spoke to Soap Hub on his humble daytime beginnings, recalling, “B&B was a long, drawn out, multi-week thing where I had to audition like three times, and then, I had to go in for producers, and then, there was a screentest. He added, “It was demolishing. I was like, super cocky, and I was like, ‘Oh, everybody loves me.'”

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From all indications, it was that audition for Dylan that led him to his prized Genoa City role of Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) and Victor’s (Eric Braeden) son. As Morrow remembered it, shortly after meeting with series Bill Bell (then co-creator and EP and head writer. plus then executive producer Ed Scott, and Heather Tom (ex-Victoria, Y&R, then Katie, B&B), he was hired to play Nick.

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At from that moment on as Morrow explained it, “It was kismet. I was meant to play Nick. Not getting Dylan was the greatest ‘failure’ of my life.”  Now in the summer of 2024, Joshua’s son, Crew Morrow, has landed his first soap opera role as the new Will Spencer on The Bold and the Beautiful, the son of Katie (the aforementioned Tom), and Don Diamont (Bill).

While father and son will be on opposing but sister soap operas, might a cross over from Nick to Los Angeles be the ticket, so Joshua can finally say he was on B&B and someone share a scene or two or three with his on-screen son? Ya, never know in soapland.

So, what do you think about Joshua losing the role of B&B’s Dylan to Dylan Neal which set up him becoming a cast member at Y&R? Comment below.

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Arianne Zucker Reflects Back on the ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape with Donald Trump, and Speaks to Her Exit from Days of our Lives

It’s been eight years, but somehow seems like ages ago, that Arianne Zucker was thrust into the mainstream public limelight, unfortunately not for her work as Nicole on Days of our Lives, but for the Access Hollywood taped that surfaced when former president Donald Trump  and current Republican nominee, visited the set of the (then) NBC soap opera, and met Zucker.

The tape captured a hot mic moment between Trump and then ‘Access’ host Billy Bush inside of their bus which featured lewd remarks about Zucker between the two men.

Speaking on the moment, Zucker opened about it on Rachel Uchitel’s Miss Understood podcast, where the video version of the interview is now on Uchitel’s You Tube Channel. Back in 2005, Arianne was the scene partner with Trump in his Apprentice/Days of our Lives crossover appearance, because her character of Nicole was at the time a gold-digger.

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Zucker shared of her on set experience with Trump from 2005, “I had a great experience. He was lovely, and I had no idea anything behind the scenes was happening. So, it never affected me.” Next in October 2016, Arianne says she it got a call from her manager at the time when the Access Hollywood tapes came to light and that is when she first heard about the situation.

The actress and life coach reflected back, “Everybody has spoken poorly about somebody in their lifetime. I don’t care who you are, everybody has, it’s just people get caught on camera doing it. Unfortunately, that happens all the time. And if you’ve ever gone to a fraternity party, these things happen. So (when she later read the taped comments) I’m going, ‘sounds like something my fraternity guys I know would say.’ But I just didn’t see it in the way that people were seeing it.’”

Expressing why she never made an official comment when the press were asking for one, Arianne revealed, “I didn’t make a comment though, because I was in fear of losing my job. So I didn’t say anything.”  She added, “I felt attacked by the media because I knew all they wanted. I mean, the biggest thing was to get Trump off the ballot. I was like, that is not my job.”

Later, Arianne explained she felt she received no protection from the situation. “I got no apology from my place of employment. I really got no apology from NBC. I felt I had no protection. ”

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DAYS fans are counting down and not happily that about six weeks from now, on July 29th, when Zucker makes her on-screen exit from Days of our Lives. After being fired for standing up to Corday Productions for on set sexual harassment and discrimination charges, the actress formally filed a lawsuit she has brought against her former employer which includes charges of wrongful termination.

Zucker said on her upcoming departure from DAYS, “I will not say how I leave the show. I do respect that we don’t want to share that. We want the fans to be excited and enticed.” However, Arianne confirmed that the character of Nicole is not ‘killed-off”.

So, what do you think of Arianne’s comments reflecting back on the Access Hollywood tapes media frenzy with Donald Trump, and her upcoming exit from DAYS? Weigh-in. But first, check out Ari on Rachel’s podcast below.

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