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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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