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TV Guide Canada names B&B's Bell, Flannery & Lang "Entertainers of the Year"!

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The Bold and the Beautiful’s head honcho Brad Bell, and the series long-time female stars, Susan Flannery (Stephanie) and Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) have been named Soap Opera’s Entertainers of the Year by Nelson Branco at TV Guide Canada. From the spellbinding and tantalizing stories of Brooke and Oliver’s party boink during the summer, to Thomas and Brooke’s current “taboo” situation, to Stephanie’s battle with stage four lung cancer, to the dove-tailing into the beautiful homeless plight of the people of Los Angeles,  and Stephanie and Brooke’s relationship coming full circle, the series has truly been at the head of the class for 2010. 

In a rare interview conducted jointly, Bell, Flannery and Lang banter back and forth on all the subjects that made this year both bold and beautiful.  Here is just one excerpt of the repartee of the trio below when discussing the burgeoning friendship/flirtation between young Thomas (Adam Gregory) and our Brooke!

Brad Bell: It feels different because everyone is aware of what they are doing [in this new equation]. So much of this story is about Brooke’s character. Taylor is scared to death that Brooke is going to cross the line again with her son; and Ridge has laid down the law that an affair cannot happen between his wife and son. But we know with the history of the show that the incredible always happens and we wonder if it’s going to happen here again. So much of this story is delving into Brooke’s character. Yes, we’re flirting with disaster.

Katherine Kelly Lang: Brooke is innocent here!

Susan Flannery: [Laughs]

Brad Bell: [Laughs] Again, Brooke has done nothing wrong!

Katherine Kelly Lang: I’m just letting you know that Brooke has done nothing wrong!

Brad Bell: Brooke is walking the tightrope again, which is always fun.

Susan Flannery: It’s the best way to tell a story; the audience is sitting there hoping it will happen but also hoping it won’t happen because then they’ll have to deal with the aftermath emotionally. I think that’s great storytelling: you don’t know if something is going to come to fruition as far as this relationship between the two of them. Personally, I think it’s very tantalizing and very real! The young prince wants to throw the father off the throne, in a sense. Whether it’s subconscious or not, I think it’s a great story.

So do you agree with B&B’s Bell, Flannery and Lang as choice for Entertainers of the Year? Let us know!

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If B&B’s the best, what’s the worst? To finally win a Daytime Emmy, Brad Bell had to kill off Stephen “Storm” Logan Junior. Then he had to kill off Ann Douglas, portrayed by Betty White to get his next Daytime Emmys. Now he hinted at potentially killing off Stephanie for his next bid at the Daytime Emmys. Talk abt the same old crap. The Party Boink was a campy storyline. Steph’s double slap was great. But ultimately the Party Boink was stupid since they made Brooke think 20 something Oliver was Ridge. She should have been drunk instead of hormonal. Conroy is a good actor, and he made the Party Boink palatable. Brooke/Thomas is a terrible storyline compared to that bec Gregory is atrocious. I’m all for racial diversity, especially for B&B since it’s set in LA. Prior to Lloyd, the most recent on contract black actress B&B had was Lark Voorhies, best known from Saved By The Bell, and that was soooooooo way back, I don’t think Thomas was even born! 2 black actresses on contract ever on B&B, and 1 of them had to portray a homeless person. To make matters worse, Lloyd is a terrible, untalented actress. Then again she’s on B&B, a soap known for having some of the worst thespians of Daytime while not putting on contract their actors who are actually talented, like Lesli Kay and Andrea Evans. How La Flannery carries B&B is astouding. B&B has never been good w/ racial diversity, but did they have to let a black actress portray a homeless character? It’s the same w/ the Latina actresses, every time they need some kind of immigration storyline or a maid, it’s a Latina actress. Gabi was the daughter of Stephanie’s Latina maid and she was going to be deported so she married Thomas. Macy had Claudia deported to some unnamed country where she’d be killed. They had Amber sleep w/ a black character around the same time span she slept w/ Rick for a who’s the daddy storyline. When her baby was born, it was white skinned, so Amber and all the characters were saying a white skinned baby would make it Rick’s. Have they never heard of light skinned mixed race babies? That’s how dumb B&B is w/ racial diversity, so it’s no surprise that they have never had a gay or lesbian character in fashion! LOL. How stupid is that? So many of the characters are useless and are being portrayed by horrible actors like Gregory, Frantz, Wagner, Diamont, Tom, Beemer, Battle, Lowder, SJB, Garies, LAD, Hearst, Jones, Clifton, JMW, Harmon. They hire all these actors and put them in useless storylines or let them say some lines every month or so, but they won’t hire actors for gay and lesbian designers? That’s really laughable. So to recap, B&B has the same Daytime Emmy strategy, terrible storylines, worse actors, horrible w/ racial diversity and no gay and lesbian characters ever. Flannery’s acting when Stephanie is being the… Read more »

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I watch B&B once in awhile since my ATWT went off the air.The homeless storyline is getting good ,but I hardly think they should win this award.ATWT at its worst had some memorable storylines and at its best it was womderful.While I think Susan Flannery and Katherine Kelly Lang are good actresses.i think ATWT was better.just the story of luke and reid was wonderful to name one and Van Hansis and Eric Sheffer Stevens gave memorable performances! B&B has some good actors,Lang, Flannery, Conroy, and i like Don Diamont…he plays devious so well, but I do think they have too many actors on a half hour show.so most of them don’t get used the way they should.i also hated the Brooke / Oliver having sex and not knowing who they were having it with.It was just stupid and it’s storylines like that that make it hard to watch sometimes.I miss ATWT and its’ history and its’ families and stories more each day.i don’t miss TPTB and all concerned that took it off the air.And i don’t miss the way they ended this soap of 54 years.it deserved better.Sorry I got off track for a minute!

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If you caught the end of last week’s episodes of The Bold and the Beautiful, you know it was a crushing moment for the Spencer and Forrester families, when news traveled that Caroline had died, thus bringing back to the canvas, Thomas Forrester and his young son with Caroline, Douglas.  This storypoint served as the impetus for the debut of Matthew Atkinson in the role of Thomas last played by Pierson Fodé.

In story, Bill (Don Diamont) learned from his sister, Karen that Caroline died of a blood clot, although no more specific details were given, or asked about in regard to her passing.  When Thomas arrived at the Forrester mansion with his young son in tow, friends and family where there for him in his time of need.

Meanwhile, current Days of our Lives star Linsey Godfrey (Sarah Horton), who played Caroline from 2012-2017 and appeared also in 2018 in the role, addressed Caroline’s death via her Instagram and social media accounts with this statement: “Hi Everyone, So I just got back from Caroline’s funeral..it was beautiful. It appears it’s time to say goodbye to our Caroline Spencer. I just want to first say a huge thank you to Brad Bell (executive producer/head writer) and the entire Bold and the Beautiful family. I truly adored every aspect of the wacky, feisty, sassy Caroline. I loved my time at Bold! Don’y be sad, even though she is gone, I promise Brad and the writers have some awesome drama up their sleeves for you! Thank you for all your support and love over the years! Don’t worry I hear Caroline has a brunette doppelgänger over in Salem, might be worth investigating.”

Check out a couple of clips below from B&B featuring Liam (Scott Clifton) and Hope (Annika Noelle) learning the news of Caroline’s death and Matthew Atkinson’s debut as Thomas.

Then let us know, do you think B&B should have killed-off Caroline? What do you think of Matt Atkinson in the role of Thomas on first impression? And finally, what did you think of Linsey Godfrey’s statement on her former soap alter’s death? Comment below.

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On the latest all-new episode of Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, daytime favorite, Kassie DePaiva (Eve) talks with host Michael Fairman all about Eve and what she is up to, hiding, and how she is scheming to ruin the life of Jennifer Horton, and keep Jack under her thumb.  In addition ,DePaiva shares what it has been like to be reunited with her former One Life to Live co-star, Robin Strasser since both have been taping at DAYS recently.

Later, Eric Martsolf (Brady) takes Fairman behind the scenes where the guys visit the hair and make-up department and get the lowdown on how the actors are turned into the characters they play, and the fast and furious life of a soap star, who has to get camera ready before they hit the set.

Finally, Michael speaks with Victoria Konefal (Ciaria) on how she “Becomes Ciara Brady” as we visit her dressing room and find out just how she gets that Ciara-look that turns the head of Ben Weston every time she walks in to a room.

Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast is currently streaming at NBC.com, the NBC app, and on the network’s You Tube channel.  The latest episode will be available for download on iTunes and major pod platforms beginning on Monday, March 18th.

So what did you think of our chats with Kassie, Eric, and Victoria? Comment below.

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On Tuesday, two women very familiar to soap audiences, actresses Felicity Huffman (Ex-Lynette, Desperate Housewives) and Lori Loughlin (Ex-Jodie, Edge of Night) are among dozens of wealthy parents, elite college coaches and college prep executives accused of carrying out a nationwide fraud to get students into prestigious colleges, according to a massive federal indictment that has been handed down.

According to prosecutors, the scheme was in two parts: either parents allegedly paid a college prep organization to take the test on behalf of students or to correct their answers.  Then, the organization allegedly bribed college coaches to help admit the students into college as recruited athletes, regardless of their actual abilities.  The documents also allege that some defendants created fake athletic profiles for students to make them appear to be successful athletes.

CNN is reporting: “As of now, 50 people were charged in the criminal investigation that went by the name ‘Operation Varsity Blues.”‘ Those arrested include two SAT/ACT administrators, one exam proctor, nine coaches at elite schools, one college administrator and 33 parents, according to Andrew Lelling, the US attorney for Massachusetts.

The parents were alleged to be from a “catalog of wealth and privilege,” including actors, CEOs, a fashion designer and the co-chairman of a global law firm.  “This case is about the widening corruption of elite college admissions through the steady application of wealth combined with fraud. There can be no separate college admission system for the wealthy,” stated Lelling.

As to Huffman and Loughlin’s parts in the scandal: Felicity has been charged with felony conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.  She was arrested without incident at her home.   Huffman is accused of paying $15,000 to William Rick Singer’s fake charity the Key Worldwide Foundation to facilitate cheating for her daughter on the SATs, the complaint says.   Another cooperating witness told authorities he purportedly traveled from Tampa to a West Hollywood Test Center to administer Huffman’s daughter’s exam.  She received a 1420 on her test, which was 400 points higher than a PSAT taken a year earlier without the same administrator, the complaint states.

Loughlin, best known to TV audiences as Becky on Full House, and now its reboot, Fuller House. is facing the same felony charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.  Her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, was also charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

According to documents, the duo allegedly agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team, even though they did not participate in crew, the complaint said.   The complaint includes emails between Singer and Giannulli in which the two discussed a “game plan” for his older daughter, whose academic qualifications were at or below the “low-end” of USC’s admission standards.  Singer facilitated bribes to Donna Heinel, the senior associate athletic director at USC, who then got the students in to USC as recruited athletes, according to the complaint.

Giannulli was arrested without incident, and the FBI served a warrant for Loughlin, but she was not home at the time. She is on a flight to Los Angeles where she is expected to surrender at the Central District Court later this afternoon.

So, what do you think about this shocker involving Huffman and Loughlin, and the corruption via the those of privilege, wealth, and status? Share your thoughts on this developing story via the comment section below.

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