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The Bold and the Beautiful Wins 10th Consecutive Golden Nymph In The Telenovela/Soap Opera Category!

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New today out of Monte Carlo has that The Bold and the Beautiful had won the Golden Nymph for the tenth consecutive time at the 55th annual Monte Carlo Television Festival in the International TV Audience Awards in the “Telenovela/Soap Opera” category.

B&B series stars:  Karla Mosley (Maya Avant), Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy Forrester) and Jacob Young (Rick Forrester) accepted the award on stage at the Closing Awards Ceremony at the Grimaldi Forum.

The 10th Annual TV Audience Awards category rewarded the programs that gathered the highest number of viewers worldwide in 2014 across five continents. The nominees were pre-selected among the 15 best-performing foreign fiction programs in 64 countries. The win signifies that The Bold and the Beautiful delivered higher ratings worldwide in 2014 than any other telenovela or daily drama series.  Created by Médiamétrie, Eurodata TV Worldwide distributes programming and audience information based on its partnership with the national institutes operating people meter systems throughout the world.  Thanks to the ratings data provided by Médiamétrie that led to past wins at the Golden Nymph Awards, Guinness World Records has acknowledged that The Bold and the Beautiful is currently the world’s most popular daytime TV soap.

Why do you think makes B&B the most popular daytime soap worldwide? Why has it caught on in so many countries around the globe? What do you think of the shows 10th consecutive win in Monte Carlo?  Comment below!

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Joke! Can’t wait until everybody realizes Bruce Jenner has been taking you for a five million dollar ride! We have ou soldiers in harms way protecting this country for people to make a mockery of our freedoms!

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B&B is just a straight up amazing soap opera yes it has its moments when its been frustrating just like any other soap but its always returned to its place of being amazing

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Congrats!!! I can see why. I have noticed the B & B groups on FB don’t have the complaints that Y & R is receiving right now All it is getting is complaints on s/l going too long, the writers dumbing down the audience and their beloved characters.

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maybe there are plans to let B &B become and hour show and end Y & R– ???

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Judith Light Receives Her Star On The Hollywood Walk of Fame

This week on Thursday, Judith Light was honored with the 2,673rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony attended by many of her beloved friends, longtime business associates who were instrumental in her career, and former or current castmates, and of course, her husband, Robert Desiderio  (Ex-Steve Piermont, OLTL).

The two-time Daytime Emmy winner for her powerhouse performance as Karen Wolek on One Life to Live, and a two-time Tony Award winner for her work in Other Desert Cities and The Assembled Parties was given her star on the legendary walk on Hollywood Blvd for her incredibly successful and enduring career in television, movies and the theatre.

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Speaking to the crowd in honor of Judith’s big day was her Ugly Betty co-star, America Ferrera as well as Transparent creator, Jill Soloway. Broadway producer Daryl Roth, Light’s Transparent co-stars: Amy Landecker, Kathryn Hahn, Jay Duplass and Gaby Hoffman, David Steinberg, and former Ugly Betty co-star Ana Ortiz, were all on-hand.  In addition, Judith’s longtime friend and former on-screen One Life to Live sister, Brynn Thayer (Ex-Jenny Wolek) attended to celebrate this moment with Judith.

In her speech, Light thanked everyone along the way at all the shows and stages she has appeared on and more including: One Life to Live, Who’s the Boss? ABC and of course, her current series Transparent, as well as producer Ryan Murphy with whom she first worked with as Marilyn Miglin in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, a role which earned Judith a Primetime Emmy nomination.  Light will next be seen in Murphy’s Netflix series, The Politician with Bette Midler and Ben Platt.

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Judith expressed to all that helped her have a successful career: “The fact is, if you were not in my life, the dream of this little girl sitting alone in her room in Trenton, N.J., reading plays and acting out Shakespeare passages, would never have come to pass. All of you have made and are continuing to make the powerful difference in my life and the lives of so many others  So, I say to all of you with deep and profound gratitude, thank you.  You remind me of who we all really and truly are. We are each other’s star.”

Watch Judith Light’s Hollywood Walk of Fame induction ceremony below.  Then let us know, what you think of Judith finally receiving her star via the comment section below.


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Kelly Clarkson and Tamron Hall Talkers Debut With Strong Ratings; Hall On GH Friday

The newest talk shows in the daytime arena premiered on Monday and their initial ratings were quite strong. First up was the premiere of Grammy-winner, Kelly Clarkson and her new series The Kelly Clarkson Show.

According to Variety: the NBCUniversal new daytime series scored a 1.9 household metered market rating and a 6 share in the 56 metered markets. That is the highest debut for a new syndicated show since 2012.

Elsewhere, Disney’s Tamron Hall posted a 1.4 household rating and a 5 share, and with that Tamron scored the highest other debut other than Clarkson in the past five years.

Nashville was the most successful and predicted market for Clarkson, the show scored a 5.97 household rating on its premiere day which climbed 7% to a 6.41 on Tuesday.

Hall will be promoting her show with a cameo appearance on this Friday’s episode of General Hospital where she appears in scenes with Ingo Rademacher (Jax).

In a tweet Tamron also promised that on Friday’s episode of her talker she will talk about her “longgggggg #GH love and history.”

So, have you checked out the new Kelly Clarkson or Tamron Hall Shows? What do you think of them? Comment below.

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DARK SHADOWS Sequel In Development By CW

What would a re-imagined Dark Shadows look now in 2020?  Well, the CW and Warner Bros Television have made a deal to develop the once uber popular ABC cult classic soap opera that aired from 1966-1971.

Now in development, the new Dark Shadows would be an hourlong.  According to Deadline, the pilot will be written by Mark B. Perry (Revenge, Ghost Whisperer and Brothers & Sisters.), so he definitely knows how to write a solid twist and turn soap.

The new Dark Shadows will be a modern-day continuation of the strange, terrifying, and sexy saga of the Collins family of Collinsport, Maine — a mysterious, influential, publicity-shy group hiding a ghastly secret: For the past 400 years, they’ve lived under a curse that bedevils their blue blood with every imaginable supernatural creature and horror.

The most notable and identifiable character of them all, was of course, Barnabas Collins played by Jonathan Frid.

In a statement, Mark Perry said of bringing back Dark Shadows: “As a first-generation fan, it’s been a dream of mine to give Dark Shadows the Star Trek treatment since way back in the ’80s when Next Generation was announced, so I’m beyond thrilled and humbled to be entrusted with this resurrection.”  He went on to say: “My plan is to take as few liberties as possible with the Dark Shadows canon, while bearing in mind a quote from a 1970s episode delivered by the inimitable Oscar-nominee Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman: ‘The Collins family history is not particularly famous for its accuracy.’”

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