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Who Would You Cast To Play Karen Spencer on The Bold and the Beautiful?

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New out of Soap Opera Digest is  that The Bold and the Beautiful is seeking a possible recast for the role of Karen Spencer played by Joanna Johnson.

In story, the character of Karen had come out to her brother, Bill  (Don Diamont) and revealed that she has a wife Dani played by Crystal Chappell.  The two moms raised together their daughter, Caroline (Linsey Godfrey), who over the last many months has certainly developed more of an edge from her once good-girl image.

Looks like the unavailability of Johnson to continue in the role has served for the impetus to put out a casting notice for the role of Karen now listed as “recurring/possible contract”.  Joanna Johnson currently serves as executive producer on the ABC Family hit series, The Fosters.

So the question is, who would you cast in the role of Karen Spencer, who might be familiar to daytime audiences?  Or, would you not recast and just wait till Joanna is available again? Comment below!

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Chaz
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Chaz

Julie Pinson.

egolf
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egolf

I’m hoping this means getting to see more of Crystal Chappell as Dani.

Michael
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Michael

Jessica Leccia, who played Natalia to Crystal Chappell’s Olivia on Guiding Light!

IamCarrie
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IamCarrie

Wait for Joanna….unless we can get Jessica Leccia….:)

Iakovos
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Iakovos

So many good candidates… Kelly Sullivan? Teri Conn? Sarah Brown (no one remembers her Agnes character anyway and she could hold her own with Chappell)?

But the bigger question… Will B&B keep and use the characters to their fullest? This serial seems to waste its talent and not integrate characters or plots well. Best way for screen time is to bed Brooke or to get involved with Liam and Hope. Otherwise, you are with Thorne in the Forrester Creations depths. And just where is Taylor?

Michael
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Michael

Taylor is long gone, thank God. I never liked Hunter Tylo and I was giddy when she left the show.

jimh(leave to beaver)
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jimh(leave to beaver)

Yeah…Kelly S.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Terri Conn is too young to play Caroline’s mom, don’t you think?

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Good and fair point. Teri Conn does skew young but I liked her so much on ATWT and miss her. But on B&B I recall Lesley-Anne Down and Jack Wagner’s age difference when they were on the show, as well as the woman who played Beth Logan when the character died compared to Katherine Kelly Lange as Brooke. Couldn’t have been more than 7-10 years between them.

I read other ideas here and see Martha Byrne and Kelly Menighan Hensley’s names. Doable. I do not see Noelle Beck in this role although I like her very well.

Patty
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Patty

If they are willing to go with a different look, Jessica Leccia would be the way to go. She looks like she could be Bill’s sister, and hopefully we’d see more of Crystal.

Ghlover
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Ghlover

Noelle beck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dani A.
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Dani A.

Ooh I like Noelle Beck as a suggestion.

lance
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lance

Forget about noelle beck. cast kelly sullivan ex connie gh. She is a wonderful actress.

Loving
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Loving

Noelle beck would be the best.

Stephanie
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Stephanie

Here are just a few suggestions that I would love to see
Catherne Hickland, Kelly Sullivan ,Kassie DePivia, or Florencia Lorenzo.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Catherine Hickland. Good one!

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Cynthia Watross

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Kelly Menighan Hensley. And give Jon more air time while they’re at it.

Vince islas
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Vince islas

Martha Byrne!!

ricardo
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ricardo

kelly sullivan would be really good in the role. she is a very good actress and sexy too.

denisefan
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denisefan

Karen Spencer should be recast with Lori Laughlin playing the role of the original character, who was straight. The lesbian revisionism is a turn-off.

Johnny
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Johnny

Very much so. She could have been a viable love interest for Thorne. She still could. If she lived most of he life straight, it would make more sense.

Joel
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Joel

Kimberlin Brown! If GH can cast actors in multiple roles so can B&B. Sheila hasn’t appeared on B&B since 2003 and they’ve apparently forgotten about her anyway.

JustSaying
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JustSaying

Tough call. I want her to remain Sheila.

Johnny
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Johnny

I wouldn’t cast anyone in the part. The character is completely unnecessary on the canvas of this show.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

How can you say that without knowing what her story will be?

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Either bring Joanna back, or recast with Martha Byrne. She wrote for the show before, and would have great chemistry with the whole cast!

JustSaying
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JustSaying

Gina Togoni from OTLT/GL. Unless GL is resurrected. But I think she’ll do great as Karen and can hold her own against Dollar Bill.

Karen
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Karen

Beth Ehlers or Gina Tognoni.

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

Michelle Stafford! The Bells seem to really like her.

bc
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bc

They don’t need karen spencer. Have the lesbian couple break up off screen and then have dani be paired w/ a lesbian who’s a racial minority actress. days will & what’s his name. atwt’s luke and noah and the doctor that got crushed by a truck. b&b’s dani and karen. gl’s lesbian couple. y&r’s adam. oltl’s kish. amc’s bianca and lena and maggie and reese. All day soap opera lgbt chars have been white. Racially diverse l.a. should have a racial minority lesbian char on b&b. Generally speaking there needs to be more racial minority actors regardless of their orientation.… Read more »

DIMITRIS PERAKIS
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DIMITRIS PERAKIS

Signy Coleman or Krista Tesreau

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Signy is a great choice.

JustSaying
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JustSaying

Nahhh. I want Signy back as Hope’s long lost cousin.

Shannon
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Shannon

As much as I like Jessica Leccia and Crystal Chappell together, I think Jessica’s too young for this particular role Joanna Johnson is a few years older than Crystal, and although I don’t know the age difference between Karen and Danielle, I kind of like the idea that Karen is a bit older..

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Richard Burgi Joins the Cast of Y&R as Ashland Locke

Soap veteran, Richard Burgi has nabbed the pivotal role of ruthless and shrewd businessman Ashland Locke on The Young and the Restless. The part is said to be recurring.

According to Deadline who broke the casting news, Burgi will first be seen on the upcoming March 11th episode of the CBS Daytime drama series.

In story, Ashland arrives in Genoa City to oversee a bidding war with Y&R’s high powered Newman and Abbott families and will also expose some secrets during his visit.

Burgi was last seen on daytime on General Hospital as Paul Hornsby from 2014-2016.  He also played Karl Mayer on primetime’s Desperate Housewives, and was seen more recently on ABC’s Grand Hotel.  The actor has also appeared on Another World, Days of our Lives and in numerous TV and movie roles.

So, what do you think of the casting choice of Richard Burgi as Ashland Locke? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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WATCH: Maurice Benard & Friends In ‘The Birthday Bash’ – The Movie

Now here’s a way to celebrate your birthday! Having lots of fun with your friends filming a project and making your directorial debut! That’s just what two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital) has done.

On his “State of Mind” You Tube Channel, Benard dropped the birthday video which includes many of his friends and family members.

Benard shared: “You’ve probably heard me say that this year I wanted to do something for the fans on my birthday. Well now the time has come to reveal my special project. It was fun to see a lot of my friends acting outside of the box and I want to thank each of them for being so willing to join me in this adventure no questions asked.”

Look for: Maurice Benard, Carlos Avila, Victoria Gotti, Ian Buchanan, Réal Andrews, Steve Burton, Majid Raees, Dominic Zamprogna, Kin Shriner, Joshua Benard, Paula Benard, Jeff Kober, Bryan Craig, Brooklyn Rae Silzer, Jim Warren and Buddy the Goat to all make appearances.

Watch Maurice Benard & Friends in “The Birthday Bash” below.  Then let us know what you thought of it via the comment section.

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Maurice Benard’s Birthday Kicks-Off With GH Co-Stars, Colleagues and Friends Delivering Special Messages

Ahead of his previously announced special birthday project dropping on You Tube today at 3pm EST 12noon PST, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny) got a morning birthday surprise put together by his wife, Paula.

In the viral video now circulating on Instagram and social media, many of Benard’s longtime pals, colleagues, co-stars and friends, taped some virtual messages for the two-time Daytime Emmy winner honoring on his big day.

Included in the celebration are notables such as: Vanessa Marcil (Ex-Brenda), Steve Burton (Jason), Laura Wright (Carly), Kelly Monaco (Sam), Stephen A. Smith (Brick), Max Gail (ex-Mike), Vernee Watson (Stella), Lisa LoCicero (Olivia), GH EP, Frank Valentini and many more.

Check out below.  And make sure to watch live Maurice’s “Bad Boy Stories” video in a few hours via the link notated above.

Now, post your birthday wishes to Maurice via the comment section here.

 

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