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Transgender Actor Scott Turner Schofield Lands Role Of Nick On The Bold and the Beautiful!

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Remember the casting call that went out through CBS daytime drama The Bold and the Beautiful looking for a transgender performer to be part of Maya’s storyline?  Well, B&B has found their actor!  Scott Turner Schofield has been cast in the role of Nick, who is described as a sort of “transgender mentor” to Maya Avant (Karla Mosley).

Schofield revealed to the New York Daily News on his B&B role: “I’m Maya’s best friend and I come from her world when she first landed in Los Angeles before she became the huge success that she is.  We met in the trans community together. I’m her friend that comes in and kind of help remind her that she is beautiful and whole and authentic exactly as she is. And as things start to happen and discrimination mounts, she can stand strong in who she is and how she made the right choices for herself. So in that sense, it feels like playing myself in a certain way.”

Scott is set to debut on episodes of B&B beginning on the May 8th episode and has already taped six episodes.  Schofield is a diversity speaker, author and performer, who was approached by the CBS soap from a short list of transgender actors to help beef up the transgender storyline, from a list that also included noted transgender actress Candis Cayne.

The actor says he is very happy to be part of this eye-opening storyline for daytime television audiences and weighed-in in on how B&B is telling Maya’s story:  “I’ve seen everything there is to see and I am telling you that it is unprecedented and it’s going in the right direction.”

What do you think about B&B bringing in the character of Nick and hiring transgender actor Scott Turner Schofield to fill the role?  Share your thoughts below!

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Love it, I feel like B&B does the social issue stories just right and brings in a good amount of support from the real world.

Only thing I would have done was use a different character name. Nick was Dominick Payne Marone played by Jack Wagner, and even if this character name is a play on the character’s original female-designated name, like Nicole, well… Maya already has a sister named Nicole, so that is a retread also. I am big about soaps using unique character names in their overall history to keep things simple.

It irked me when GH introduced Ric Lansing, when GH history already had a prominent Rick (Webber) who also appeared in 2002 while Ric Lansing was a regular. I also thought it was messy when OLTL John McBain joined GH while Johnny Zacchara was a regular character and they crossed stories… John and Johnny? Ugh, keep it original, especially if we’re dealing with characters who were high-profile and lasted a good amount of years on soaps.

OMG, really the complaint you have is the guy’s name?!?!?! Give me a break!!!

I am looking forward to it!!! Congrats Scott on the role as NICK!!! Welcome to the B&B Family!! 🙂

BTW , maybe his name is NICHOLAS NOT DOMINICK!! Completely Different NAME!!

LOL, first, how do you even know Nick is based off of Nicholas?

Secondly, it’s a minor gripe, I admit that, but that’s a personal thing of mine. I admitted as much. Beyond that, I’m thrilled with the idea. And others below agreed.

Seems like you’re more worked up than any of us… LMAO

I had forgotten about Nicole.

Guest: Jack Wagner’s character’s name was Dominick, but he went by Nick so it doesn’t matter if this character’s ‘real’ name is Jeffrey. He’s still using Nick and we already had a Nick and there is currently a Nicole on the show. Maybe it’s intentional. Maybe there is some reason they named him Nick. Plenty of other names to choose from. It’s a minor complaint.

Why would they name this character “Nick” there is only one Nick and that’s Nick Marone!! Cmon yall can do better than that!!!

Agreed, Nick was a bad choice of name.

Dominick and Nickolas …. hmm, yeah that is the same …

I wish him and B&B well with this story line.

This is great news, well done Mr. Bell and B&B!

Glad they are doing the story. Timely and important. However, I wish everyone would quit acting like the whole Transgender issue has never been addressed before! All My Children was the first to address it with their Zarf/Zoe storyline. And they were the first to openly deal with a Gay or Lesbian character, back in the 70’s or early 80’s. So, please give credit where it’s due.

I am quite surprised he made this comment regarding B&B is breaking new ground. Actress Karla mosley is not Transgender. Her character Maya avant had a well developed storyline. To suddenly decide to find a viable reason to oust Rick from his reign as CEO the writers brainstormed and thought let’s make Maya transgender?? As this should be the reason for The Rick Forester downfall! I found this appalling and shocked the Transgender community isn’t outraged. This is no tribute to their courage. If the show hired a true Transgender as a cast member and created this Maya Avant storyline then you can call it groundbreaking. B&B highjacks current news headlines to use as storylines. So happens to the character once Transgender is no longer a news headline?

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.

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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.”

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