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The Bold and the Beautiful To Have Historic Soap Fashion Show Including Transgender Models!

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CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful continues their commitment to tell the story of transgender woman Maya Avant (Karla Mosley) with many twists and turns along the way.

While in an upcoming episode on June 24th, it looks like Maya will be invited back into the Forrester mansion and into the arms of the man in her life, Rick Forrester (Jacob Young), there are still more plans to shed light on the transgender community including an upcoming Forrester fashion show where Maya is the lead model.

In an interview with B&B’s executive producer and head writer Brad Bell at TV Insider, the head honcho revealed that Maya will be joined by real transgender models in an upcoming runway show:  “We’ll be doing a big fashion show (airing July 16 and 17) where half the models are transgender, including Isis King and Carmen Carrera, who are both very well known. We just shot it and it’s incredibly beautiful and really fun to watch! It speaks to our continued commitment to Maya’s story and to the transgender community. Transgender models are appearing on the runways in Paris and New York. Why not on B&B?”

In addition, when posed the question if things don’t work out between Maya and Rick, would every time a new man enters Maya life she would have to go through revealing that she is a transgender woman, Bell replied:  “Who’s to say there won’t be another woman entering the picture for Maya, or another transgender character? This is a truly unique set of circumstances—hard to find in soaps these days—so it’s been great fun thinking of the possibilities. Right now we’re concentrating on developing a strong foundation for Rick and Maya, one that is to be respected and admired. But trouble will come. It always does.”

What do you think about the upcoming fashion show with the inclusion of transgender models?  What do you think of Bell’s answer that if Rick and Maya fall apart perhaps there may be another transgender character or another woman, entering Maya’s life? Do you think that could really happen on B&B? Do you think Rick and Maya’s love will persevere and they will be together for a long time?  Weigh-in below!

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I remember Isis from ANTM.

I look forward to all the fashion shows. Should be interesting.

While I can appreciate B&B’s commitment to this story, it doesn’t change the fact that Maya was a royal bitch for over a year and treated ACTUAL Forresters like garbage. She does not get a pass from me bc she is transgender, like I should feel empathy and root for her. No thanks, I liked Rick better with Caroline, and Ridge needs to go back to Brooke, in the form of Ronn Moss. There are NO cornerstone couples to anchor this show!!! And when Thomas comes back, I have a deja vu feeling that he will steal Caroline from Ridge, like Ridge stole Brooke years ago!!!!!

From Eric!!!

I agree that Maya and Rick should be called on the carpet for their treatment of family. Unfortunately, Eric seemed to give Rick a pass on that. I would love for Thorne to come back and give it to Rick for the way he treated Aly, his niece.

I have that exact same thought. There had to be a reason why Eric brought up Ridge stealing Brooke from him all those years ago. Bell is setting up a deja vu storyline where Ridge is the insecure one. I like it. It’s smart storytelling. I hope they get a very hot actor to play Thomas so that Caroline is torn between two Forresters. Besides, as Bell said, trouble always comes for a couple, and if written right and cast right, this could be juicy trouble for Caroline and Ridge.

I think it’s wonderful

The one thing B&B does the best out of all 4 remaining soaps is being consistent with its storytelling, whether it be for better or worse. Cast changes seem to be a constant on the other 3 soaps, especially on GH. While its interesting to bring in new characters and talented actors and actresses, B&B focuses on the cast that it has (for the most part) and writes stories that include most of the cast. Yes, there are characters that are underused, but every soap has that. However, B&B utilizes its core cast the best and its umbrella stories are consistent, character-driven, and not as outlandish as GH is, or how Y&R has become under Pratt.

However, I was taken aback that Bell said Maya was B&B’s new leading lady. Say what?! It’s not that I have a problem with Maya as a character, or being transgender. In fact, I think making her transgender was the best decision B&B has made in a while. The problem is that B&B has characters like Brooke, Katie, Felicia, Bridget, Jackie and Taylor (ones who have greater ties to the show, and some who are actual Forresters), who are all capable of being leading ladies, but B&B chooses to either not write much for them (like Brooke and Katie), or take them off the canvas entirely (Felicia, Bridget, Jackie and Taylor).

Instead, a character that was just introduced two years ago takes center stage? That’s exactly what happened with Hope when she was re-introduced as a teenager; stories and characters were shoved aside to allow for the endless, repetitive, all-about Hope show, which lasted FIVE years. After a while, enough is enough. I don’t like seeing important characters with huge potential, that should be involved in major story/have story of their own pushed aside so that characters like Maya and Hope, who are good as supporting roles, can take the forefront of story for extended periods of time. It just doesn’t make sense to me, especially with a half-hour soap where every second of air time is precious.

I actually get what you mean but I do think that in just a few years you can no if a character will be leading or supporting in a legitimate sense. To me Hope will always be in the supporting part of B&B they made her centre stage & KM is an amazing actress but Hope is a supporting character that shouldn’t have been given the A-storyline for so long but she was a good supporting character. I also think we should take into account the generational issue. Yes Brooke, Katie & Taylor ( & Stephanie if she was still on the show) have emerged as leading actress for the vet actors. To me Felicia, Bridget & Jackie were supporting characters I don’t see them as leading lady’s they each had storyline’s take place that could have made them that but they just didn’t fit. For the younger generation on the show Maya & Steffy have emerged as leading lady’s for the new generation. I’m more of a Maya fan so I would happily see Maya in that role. She isn’t a Forester, Logan or Spencer so having a fresh character that isn’t apart of the major families on the shows is great and a nice change. Also I think it might have missed some people or they haven’t taken it into consideration that Rick & Maya or Raya are now a supercouple. They are a modern day soap supercouple. I don’t see Karla Mosley putting herself in the leading Actress category for the Emmy’s but if she stays on the show than we will definitely see her in leading actress at some point

but to each there own 🙂

I would welcome the new story line including Transgenders. Now that B&B has no happily married couple, I think Rick & Maya should remain a strong married couple heading up Forester Creations! Bring back the beauty of Fashion shows !

It is beautiful seeing that The Bold and the Beautiful is not shying away from such a hot-topic. And it’s kind of incredible that the only half-hour soap is the one that is tackling these issues. It’s inspiring, and I look forward to seeing how this transgender storyline develops into the core history of the series.

B&B has done a fine job in handling the Maya transgender story. No happy couples on B&B? There’s Deacon & Quinn, as well as Charlie & Pam. The writing has been crisper and better use of more characters in the last few months. I’m so excited there’ll be a fashion show. Perfect for #tbt !

There’s one thing that never changes on this board and that’s when people aren’t fond of certain characters they only remember the bad thing or things they did or said. While other characters who may have behaved in the same manner get a pass. I guess that’s just the way the mind works when you don’t like a character.

I’m a Raya fan so maya an rick are in for the long hall they are end game love them they have a lot fans supporting them team raya all the way

General Hospital

Elizabeth MacRae, ‘General Hospital’s’ Meg Baldwin, Passes Away at 88

Veteran actress, Elizabeth MacRae best-known as the third Meg Baldwin on General Hospital and as Gomer Pyle’s girlfriend, Lou-An Ann Poovie, in Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C has died at the age of 88. MacRae passed away in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she grew up.

On General Hospital, Elizabeth played Meg Baldwin who had a young son, Scott (Kin Shriner) from a previous relationship and who married Lee Baldwin (Peter Hansen). The role was originated by Patricia Breslin from 1965-1969. Breslin was temporarily replaced by Jan Shepherd for three weeks in the summer of 1967. MacRae took over the part from Breslin full time from 1969-70 and again from 1972-73.

In story, the character of Meg suffered a nervous breakdown and Lee had her committed to an institution. In 1971, Meg was released and came home, but suffered from severe hypertension. In 1973, Dr Lesley Webber was assigned to her case. Meg became jealous of Lesley and began to think that she was trying to get to have sex with Lee. During an argument with Lee, Meg died of a stroke and soon after Lee adopted Scott.

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MacRae also appeared on other notable soaps, having roles on Another WorldDays of Our LivesGuiding Light, and Search for Tomorrow.  Elizabeth’s career spanned over two and half decades having also appeared in classic TV shows and countless movies such as: Route 66Surfside 6RendezvousThe FugitiveJudd for the DefenseGunsmokeBonanzaI Dream of Jeannie, and The Andy Griffith Show.

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She is survived by five stepchildren, Terry Halsey, Peter Halsey, Hugh Halsey, Cate Halsey, and Alex Halsey Topper.

Share your remembrances of GH’s Elizabeth MacRae via the comment section below.

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Days Of Our Lives

Ron Carlivati Reveals When Days of our Lives Episodes From His Head Writing Regime Resume Streaming

Days of our Lives viewers have not been watching material from head writer Ron Carlivati and his writing team for many months. Well, things are about to change.

Circle this Friday, May 31st when the first new script from Carlivati and company will stream on the Peacock soap opera. If you recall, Carlivati had to step away from the writing gig at DAYS due to the writer’s strike, but because the soap tapes at least seven months ahead of air, it is only now that fans will see how the stories shift or finish out that were started by Carlivati.

According to Ron’s conversation with TV Insider, when Carlivati and his team resumed writing the show in late October of 2023, the stories were already written well into 2024. Carlivati explained, “For me, as of us talking right now, the (replacement writers’ material) is still airing, so that has been very tough. I’m just very anxious and eager for our stuff to start airing again.”

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Ron explained before the writer’s strike, he and his scribes had written up through the 2023 Thanksgiving episodes. Speaking on how the replacement writers tried to handle stepping in for the regular team, Ron expressed, “I think what they tried to do was move things slowly in the hopes that the strike would end and respect where my storylines were so that I could play them off when we came back. Unfortunately, the strike dragged on, so I understand that the show needed to make story decisions.”

The award-winning writer made clear that, “from January to May (2024), those were not my stories. I had nothing to do with those.”

Having lived through a writer’s strike before (when he was at One Life to Live in 2008), Carlivati explained how he dealt with coming back and adjusting the stories including that the plan was to, “blow things up, jettison anything that I did not like, and get back to a show that I understand and can enjoy and tell. ”

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Look for a Carlivati-style ‘wink-wink’ on Friday’s episode. As he puts it, “I did want to make it clear that this was the line of demarcation, that the writers were back and there was a change happening. We have a little nod or two to what was going on in the first day and I think it will be very obvious and clear to the savvy viewer. Luckily, story-wise, certain things were coming to a head already.”

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Stay tuned for how Ron resolves a Sloan and Nicole showdown, how Eric will find out he is Jude’s true baby daddy, what happens when the new Gabi returns from Salem from out of the slammer, the Maggie/Konstantin wedding, payback time for Theresa and more.

In addition, and as previously reported, when Carlivati returned, he crafted the series 15,000th episode which is set to air in early December, and will also pay tribute to the late Bill Hayes with the passing of his on-screen beloved character, Doug Williams.

So, glad to know Ron and his team’s material will start to reveal itself this Friday and moving forward on DAYS? Comment below.

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General Hospital

LAPD Continue to Seek Johnny Wactor’s Killers Who Remain At Large; Asks Public for Tips and Leads

The Los Angeles police department is ramping up its search for to the whereabouts of the three thieves, who got away after one fatally shot former General Hospital cast member, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin) in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 26th in downtown Los Angeles.

Law enforcement sources told the LA Times that police are trying to pull fingerprints from Wactor’s vehicle and are looking for video from the area. They also are checking to see whether there are any connections to other nearby catalytic converter thefts.

The thieves were attempting to steal the catalytic converter from Wactor’s car at the time of his death. Sadly, the LAPD investigators shared they have seen an uptick in violence when these types of thieves are confronted.

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Catalytic converters contain precious metals in which thieves can make hundreds of dollars selling them to auto parts suppliers or scrap yards, where they can be melted down and the valuable metals extracted.

In addition, on Tuesday May 28th, the LAPD shared more on the incident that took Wactor’s life, stating, “Without provocation, the victim was shot by one of the individuals. The three suspects involved were wearing all dark clothing and driving a dark-colored sedan. The suspects fled northbound on Hope Street. Central Bureau Homicide is investigating this case and is requesting the public’s help.”

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If you have tip: y0u are urged to call LAPD Detectives Gonzales or Martinez at Central Bureau Homicide, at (213) 996-4142. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).

In addition, Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go to http://www.lacrimestoppers.org.

Wactor played General Hospital’s Brando Corbin from 2020 to 2022. According to the LA Times, “Wactor recently had been exploring opportunities in screenwriting while working as a bartender.”

Share your thoughts on this developing story as the LAPD tries to seek justice for the death of Johnny Wactor via the comment section below.

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