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Rena Sofer Joins The Bold and the Beautiful … As Darin Brooks Mom!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

The Bold and the Beautiful is adding some heavy hitters to their cast these days! Hot on the heels of first, Ricky Paull Goldin (Jesse Graves), and then Darin Brooks (Wyatt Fuller), now comes word that fan favorite Rena Sofer is headed back to the soaps, years after her Daytime Emmy winning role as Lois Cerullo on General Hospital!

According to the news this afternoon from TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan Sofer has been signed to play Darin Brooks 0n-screen mother, Quinn Fuller.  While not many details are available, except that TVG says, “Mama is as mysterious as Sonny Boy and both have secrets that will rock the soap”.

Sofer starts work this week on B&B on Wednesday May 22nd and will first be seen on-air on the July 12th episode of the CBS Daytime series.

What do you think of the hot mom/son duo of Rena Sofer and Darin Brooks? Are you thrilled to see Rena back on daytime? What effect will Quinn Fuller have the canvas? Which man will be of interest to her? Share your thoughts!

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Beti
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Beti

I loved Rena when she was on GH and I know I will love her on BB

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TnT 2.0 Forever

I LOVE the gorgeous Rena Sofer with her dark hair and blue eyes! I just might have to start watching Bold and Beautiful again. I wish her all the best.

heidi
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heidi

She’s great!!! Would have loved to see her and Wally back on GH more!!!

k/kay
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k/kay

The woman is gorgeous but she will be wasted on B&B!

Lew S
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Lew S

Yep! There”s a boat load of past and present actors/characters who have languished on the backburner. I wish her and Darin well.

Aria
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Aria

I’m surprise she didn’t try to return to GH she always claimed Lois was her fave character to play. Oh well good luck and welcome back to daytime .

Grace
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Grace

I wish her well as I have always loved Rena….. But I am disappointed because now she won’t be permitted to attend the GH Fan Club Weekend Past Cast event they are doing for the shows 50th Anniversary. I was so hoping she would have showed up 🙁 Congrats CBS, you have a fantastic actress with Rena.

richard
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richard

Its really time for B&B to expand to an hour. With these new additions, what about Carter, Dayzee, Justin, Oliver, and Marcus??? Its an embarrasment of riches and I hope this brings Thorne out of the basement as the show needs another leading man besides Bill. I for one, can’t wait for Wyatt/Hope!!!

Jesse
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Jesse

Here‘s a thought…instead of hiring someone new…why not give proven fan fave Lesli Kay a call??

mo
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mo

Amen! I miss Lesli and I can’t even remember the role she plays, it’s been so long. And bring Thorne back. We don’t need all these new cast members. I can understand a new man for Hope, but his family too???? No.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

You got that right! Hey, B&B Powers that Be, listen to our friend Jesse here… Put Lesli Kay (and Winsor Harmon, too, please) front and center. They are Forresters after all and, in my opinion, much more interesting to watch and follow than some of their on-screen kin! Jesse, I second your motion!

That said, I did enjoy Rena Sofer on GH very much. I just wonder how much they will use her talent. So many awesome daytime vets are wasted on B&B for lack of story and time.

RICKIE
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RICKIE

Hopefully, these new characters will breathe new life into this listless, repetitive show. B&B still languishes in the shadow of Stephanie’s ghost and relies too heavily on characters that are familiar, rather than intriguing. I can’t believe this show still uses soap staples that played out decades ago (e.g., using pregnancy to compel marriage from an indifferent male; using pregnancy to extend tiresome love triangles that go nowhere; etc.). As is this show’s pathology, they’ll bring on new actors who — along with their underused African American characters — will be the first to be dispensed once their cast barge… Read more »

Haylee Bradshaw
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Haylee Bradshaw

I have always enjoyed her work over the years. I met her once though on the set of the show Chronicle and was so disappointed to learn that she was so rude and difficult in her dealings with people. One of those people that are more easily admired when they are in character. She was so rude that any time I see her in any ad/show I hope the person she really is doesn’t lead to the show she is on being unsuccessful. I stumble on to this Soap today and turned the channel once I saw and recognized it… Read more »

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Y&R’s Eileen Davidson and Beth Maitland Honored with 40-Year Milestone Celebration (PHOTOS)

This week, The Young and the Restless celebrated the milestone of two of their all-time favorite performers; Daytime Emmy winners Eileen Davidson (Ashley) and Beth Maitland (Traci). The two actresses were honored for their 40th anniversary with the CBS daytime drama series.

Many of the cast, crew and creatives took a time out from production to pay tribute to their castmates and their contributions to the show, and their numerous dramatic and romantic storylines over the years.

 

Speaking at the event were Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott) the on-screen brothers to both actresses, Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) who had an on-screen romantic relationship with Ashley through the years, and Y&R’s executive producer, Tony Morina, among others.

 

Check out our photo gallery of some of the moments captured and share your congratulations to Eileen and Beth for a job well-don in the comment section below, and let us know your favorite Ashley or Traci moment over the years!

Peter Bergman salutes his on-screen sisters, Eileen and Beth.
B&B and Ex-Y&R star. Don Diamont, of course, was part of the festivities given his on-screen history as GC's Brad.
Eric Braeden shares some stories on working with Eileen and Beth.
Remember when Ashley and Victor were a romantic duo?
Cupcakes were the order of the day!
Y&R's Jason Thompson, Lauralee Bell and Christian LeBlanc were on-hand to celebrate Eileen and Beth's milestone.
Enemies on-screen, good friends in real-life ... Beth Maitland with Tracey E. Bregman.
Eileen Davidson strikes a pose with hubby, Vincent Van Patten.
Girls celebrating Beth! Kate Linder, Tracy E. Bregman, Camryn Grimes and Mishael Morgan.
It was a fun-filled and touching day for Eileen and Beth flanked by those who attended.
Peter Bergman salutes his on-screen sisters, Eileen and Beth.

Photos: JPI

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As the World Turns Alum Marnie Schulenburg Passes Away at 37

Heartbreaking news to report.  As the World Turns alum, Marnie Schulenburg, has died at the young age of 37-years-old.

Schulenburg had been battling stage 4 metastatic breast cancer since 2020.

Soap fans remember her portrayals as Alison Stewart on As the World Turns from 2007-2010 and  as Jo Sullivan on Prospect Park’s reboot of One Life to Live in 2013.

According to Soap Opera Digest, Marnie passed away a few days shy of her 38th birthday.

The Flux Theatre Ensemble, in which Marnie participated and performed in shared their sorrow on Facebook noting: “We’re mourning the loss of Marnie Schulenburg, a beloved member of Flux’s family and an extraordinary actor who performed in and helped develop so many Flux shows, including MARIAN, HEARTS LIKE FISTS, PRETTY THEFT, and ANGEL EATERS. We love you so much, and we will miss you always.”

Marnie is survived by husband Zack Robidas and daughter, Coda, who is just two-years-old.

We will continue to update this story as remembrances are posted in Marnie’s honor.

Share you condolences to Marnie’s family and your thoughts in the comment section below.

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The Bold and the Beautiful Scores Biggest Audience in Over Two Years

Hats off to CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful! The daytime drama series delivered its largest viewing audience in over two years.

The last time B&B had these numbers it was back for the week ending April 24th, 2020.  Coincidentally, that was the last week of first-run episodes before all of the Covid-19 production shutdowns.

While CBS tweeted the news of B&B’s rating success, it should also be noted that this is the third time in six weeks that the soap has hit a season high.

For the week of May 9-13, in story, Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) remembered that it was Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) who shot her husband, Finn ( … and her!

According to Soap Opera Network, B&B was up over +515,000 total viewers for the ratings week and came in with a total viewer tally of 3.320 million. In addition the CBS daytime drama has been up +212,000 viewers week to week.

Share your congrats to The Bold and the Beautiful below and let us know if you were riveted to Steffy finally remembered what Sheila had done the night she was shot. 

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