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The Bold and the Beautiful Receives GLAAD Media Award Nomination & Win; Only Daily Drama In Category!

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The nominations have been revealed for the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, and the only daytime drama in the Outstanding Daily Drama category this year is CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful.  Far and away, the drama illustrated inclusion of the transgender community in it’s storytelling while telling the emotional and riveting tale of the disclosure of Maya Avant (Karla Mosley), previously born as a man named “Myron”.

The two other daytime dramas that have  gay characters on the canvas, General Hospital with Brad, Felix and Lucas, and Days of our Lives with Sonny, Paul, and Will on the canvas in the 2015 calendar year, were not included in the category for their representation of LGBTQ characters on daytime television.  One can only think that the backlash of the graphic murder of core character Will Horton did not help DAYS’ cause.

The GLAAD Media Awards will be handed out on Saturday April 2nd in Los Angeles, and in a ceremony in New York on May 14th, where winners in the categories of motion pictures, television, and journalism will be announced.

So, what do you think about GLAAD’s recognition of The Bold and the Beautiful? And it being the only soap opera that reflects  an important social issue of our time?  Do you hope within the next few years the daytime dramas will consider and implement further inclusion of LGBTQ characters on the landscape?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Mike
Mike

General Hospital doesn’t deserve a nomination because their gay characters are an afterthought, popping up here and there in nothing more than a half-hearted attempt to tell a story that leaves much off screen. They have the characters on there to be able to say they have gay characters, but do nothing to tell a real story with those characters or integrate then into the larger canvas.

And Days. Oh Days. The torch bearer for a good three years, they may not have always succeeded fully, but at least they tried to tell an interesting, grounded story for their gay characters. No question, they did a better job of making those characters important to the canvas and engaging than any soap to date by a WIDE margin. They deserved the awards they received because of it.

But the last six months has pretty much taken back any good will they had on that subject. No recast for Sonny. Brutal murder of Will – which, by the way, has had no long term repercussions (to be fair, most of the families of all the dead people on the show have moved on rather quickly). And Paul appears in about two to three episodes a month as set decoration. Hard to believe that a year ago, all three characters were driving story. It’s been the most blatant move to de-gay a show in record time that I can remember, as well as the most misguided and shameful considering that for a long while, it was one of the few stories that generated any buzz for Days. So, yeah, they don’t deserve a nomination.

Iakovos
Iakovos

I understand changes are part of daytime dramas, but I remain upset over the murder of Will Horton on DAYS, especially after all the energy, talent, and resources spent to make for such and interesting and layered character and engaging stories in recent years. I still wish he and Sonny would have left Salem to come back sometime in the future refreshed for new plots.

I miss strong gay characters on daytime the likes of Bianca (AMC), Luke (ATWT), Oliver & Kyle (OLTL), and Will (DAYS). Is it too much to ask for a little more in our daytime families?

Matthew Place
Matthew Place

Congrats to B&B!

Patrick
Patrick

every chance I get

Ken Corday ! @Days of OUR Lives

where is your mindset ?

is their no room in your vast arena of story; to minimally share with us; Paul Narita !?!?

Alisa
Alisa

GOOD for B&B, they deserve it….and DOOLS deserves to have LOST…..after winning the past couple of years…..it doesn’t surprise me that the GAY storyline was dropped, since dena higley returned as head writer…..i saw the writing on the wall with her return……i was THRILLED when days decided to go with the storyline, but i am DISAPPOINTED that they have DROPPED it.

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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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