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The Bold and the Beautiful announces plans to head to Italy for exciting remote!

The Bold and the Beautiful  has announced that they will shoot eight to ten episodes in the stunning southern Italian coastal region of Puglia, in and around the elegant Masseria San Domenico and exquisite Borgo Egnazia resorts!

Executive Producer and Head Writer, Bradley Bell stated in a formal announcement, “I am excited to feature another gorgeous Italian region on The Bold and the Beautiful.  Brooke, Ridge,  and our other characters will find out that even in the remote location of Puglia, you can’t run away from the drama.”

The episodes will shoot from May 7th through the May 11th, and will air in the U.S. on the CBS Television Network in late spring, 2012.  Audiences in Italy will see the episodes in the spring of 2013.  At least five cast members, including Ronn Moss (Ridge Forrester) and Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan), will travel to Puglia. Additional cast will be announced at a later date. 

The fictional Forresters, with their fashion empire, are global jet-setters, though the action is usually set against the bright lights of Los Angeles. This will be B&B’s fourth Italian location shoot, after Lake Como (1997), Venice (1999) and Portofino (2002). The series also shot episodes in Sydney, Australia (2007), Aspen, Colorado (2011-12) and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (2011).

You got to give The Bold and the Beautiful a round of applause they are still finding ways to do beautiful and scenic remotes to enhance their characters stories, while most of the other soaps don’t have the budget to do something like this!  Oh, those were the days.  What B&B characters would you love to see in Italy?  Let us know.

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it’s wonderful news. Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in the world!!! I wish they would take Eric&Stephanie but I know Bell will probably take the young ones… I think the Lake Como and Venice trips were fantastic. I wish Darlene Conley would still be with us!!!

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wow!! how can b&b afford this type of thing??

Mo
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Mo

Probably because they have a relatively small cast. Y&R has a too large cast. They have way too many actors and way too many storylines. They need to pare down and stop hiring people.

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Mo

This is great. I do love that B&B travels to locations such as Aspen, Cabo San Lucas, Brad’s houses, to do filming. It is nice. Who would I love to see in Italy? How about Thorne finding Macy there? Or Sally Spectra with her cabana boy? LOL I know that’s not going to happen. Wishful thinking. Of current cast members, I guess maybe they’re going for a fashion show. How about Rick and Amber where they reconnect? Who else is there who isn’t named Hope, Liam, or Steffy? Eric and Stephanie? I can’t really see Taylor going. Should be interesting.

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I hope the Italian excursion launches Thomas and Caroline as the new supercouple.

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Louise

Please let Hope and Liam get married and be happy. Steffy doesn’t know who she loves. Bill should not have so much power that he controlls everybody’s life. Bill wants Liam and Steffy together so he can have Steffy close by him. Why would Liam want the woman that HE KNOWS his dad was so in love with. There is something really wrong with this triangle of love. Maybe Hope should let Steffy have Liam so Bill can take her and break his heart. None of this is realality in anybody’s world.

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Former ‘Bachelor’ Star Colton Underwood Shares More Details on His Decision to Come Out Including Being Blackmailed

Last month, Colton Underwood came out publicly in a sit-down interview with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America.

The former lead of ‘The Bachelor’, Underwood’s announcement was met with some harsh criticism since he was already prepping a reality show about it for Netflix.

However, in a new feature with Variety, Colton shares what finally led him to reveal his truth: “I, at one point, during my rock bottom and spiral, was getting blackmailed. Nobody knows I was blackmailed.”

In his conversation, Underwood shared that while in LA he visited a spa known for a gay clientele.  Shortly thereafter, he received an anonymous email from someone claiming to have taken nude photos of him at the venue. Underwood never saw the alleged photos and explains he was at the spa “just to look,” saying he “should have never been there.”

The unidentified blackmailer threatened to “out” him in the press, and in a panic, Underwood forwarded the email to his publicist, which forced him to finally have an honest conversation about his sexual orientation, and a reckoning, of sorts.

Adding to all of this, Underwood’s relationship with his ex Cassie Randolph has also been under fire, where in court documents she filed a restraining order, alleging that he stalked her and placed a tracking device on her car.

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Due to a joint agreement with Randolph, Underwood is limited in what he can say to the press. But in the interview with Variety, he shared he wants to clear the air, because he’s seen the word “abuse” attached to previous reports on their relationship situation.  Colton expressed, “I did not physically touch or physically abuse Cassie in any way, shape or form.”

Randolph broke up with Underwood he shares, and that he was in “such a dark place” because he knew that this would be his last straight relationship and the reality hit him hard.  Underwood clarified: “If there was anything I could do to take more ownership, I would. But also, out of respect to her, I don’t want to get into the details. I want this interview to be the last time I address her, because it’s not fair for her to have her name in articles every time I talk. I’m sorry, and I want her to know that I hope she has the best, most beautiful life.”

As far as if Colton feels ABC should discuss having a gay season of The Bachelor, or if he would come back to appear as its lead, he would only say: “I think they should discuss it.  It should be a conversation. I don’t like speaking in definitives, but I’m not in a position to be in a show like that. I’m at a crossroads in my life right now.”

Watch a portion of the interview below with Colton and Variety below.  Then share your thoughts on how Underwood decided to come out via the comment section and his plans for the near-future.

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Ellen DeGeneres to End Her Talk Show After Its 19 Season

Ellen DeGeneres informed her staff yesterday that she has made the decision to end her talk show after its upcoming 19th season.  She will sit down with Oprah Winfrey on the May 13th episode of the The Ellen DeGeneres Show to discuss her decision to step away.

In an exclusive interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Ellen shared: “When you’re a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged – and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore.”

The show’s end comes on the heels of all of the turmoil last summer when several former and current employees accused Ellen of fostering a toxic work environment.  As well, several key producers were let-go as a result.

 

When speaking with THR, DeGeneres said of last summer’s revelations and accusations against her: “It was four solid months. And you have to understand, in that time, someone got into our house and robbed us and I lost four animals — three cats and a dog died. It was a tsunami. When it started, with that stupid ‘someone couldn’t look me in the eye’ or whatever the first thing was, it’s like a crest of a wave. Like, ‘This isn’t going to be that big of a wave.’ And then it just keeps getting bigger and bigger until it was out of control. And I really, honestly, felt like, ‘I don’t deserve this. I don’t need this. I know who I am. I’m a good person.’  And I was sitting back going, ‘If I was someone watching this, I would think, ‘Well, there must be some truth to it because it’s not stopping.’ Of course they’re going to believe this because I’m not addressing it because I was told not to and you can imagine what that felt like. And it’s a lot to live up to. I started saying “be kind to one another” because I really believe people should be kind to one another and so it was easy clickbait to say, ‘Oh, the be kind lady isn’t so kind.’ … I am kind, I’m also a woman and I’m a boss.”

Earlier this morning, The Daily Mall UK reported that Ellen DeGeneres and Warner Brothers, were expected to make an announcement that she will end her talk show after the 2021-2022 season.  According to their sources, DeGeneres told her team she “has had enough and told her team that she’s done.”

It should be noted that the The Ellen DeGeneres Show has seen a steady decline in the ratings as well.  The ratings for total households from February 2020 to February 2021 were down 40% in New York City and Chicago; and in Los Angeles it lost 59%.

Ellen’s talk show has produced over 3,000 episodes.

So, what do you think of Ellen deciding to conclude her talk show? Comment below.

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WEDNESDAY: Y&R’s Cait Fairbanks Guest Stars on ‘The Goldbergs’

On tomorrow night’s May 12th episode of the hit ABC comedy series, The Goldbergs, be on the lookout for a very familiar face from Genoa City.

That’s because The Young and the Restless Cait Fairbanks (Tessa) will guest start on the episode entitled “Alligator Schwartz” playing the role of Paula Hogan.

The episode airs at 8 p.m. ET/PT and 7 p.m. CT.

 

In story: Erica fears that Geoff has moved on from their breakup and started dating someone else. Meanwhile, Adam decides to find Dave Kim a date to prom, once he remembers his pact with Dave that they won’t go to prom if they both don’t have dates.

So will you be watching for Cait on The Goldbergs? Comment below.

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