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Y&R and B&B Official Fan Events On The Way

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Tickets are still available for The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful Official Fan Club Events!

Don’t miss your chance to meet and greet with the stars and get the latest dish on your favorite soaps at these unique fan experiences.  Both events are being held inBurbank, California at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.

The Bold and the Beautiful Fan Event will take place on Saturday, 6/22 from 10 AM to 4 PM. For more information or to purchase tickets email: cathyt@bbmail.tv

The Young and the Restless  Fan Event will be held on Sunday, 6/23 from 11 AM to 4 PM.  For more information or to purchase tickets email: yrfanclub@cbs.com

So, here’s your chance to see the people who play the characters you love to love, and love to hate, up close and personal from Genoa City and Los Angeles!

Let us know if you will be attending, and if so, who you are looking forward most to seeing via the comment section below.

 

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B&B’s Matthew Atkinson Weighs-In On Daytime’s Wildest Storyline, The Hope Mannequin & What’s Really Going On With Thomas

If you think you’ve seen it all on daytime soap operas, think again! Over the past several weeks viewers of CBS Daytime’s The Bold and the Beautiful have been witness to fashion designer Thomas Forrester’s (Matthew Atkinson) descent into madness, or is it?

In B&B’s thriller-esque storyline, complete with tight close-ups and tilted angles of Thomas and his co-star, the Hope Mannequin – yup, you read that right, the series is taking the audience on one wild ride, something we have not seen the likes of since back in the hey day of the late head writer, James Reilly, during his tenure on Days of our Lives or Passions.

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Inspired by, believe it or not, true life events, B&B’s head writer and executive producer, Brad Bell and his creative team have served up a story generated off all of the buzz the show was receiving for using mannequins as scene partners for the actors in intimate moments to adhere to Covid-19 safety protocols.  B&B was the first American show back in production amid the pandemic.

 

Within this twisted tale, Thomas has the life-like version of Hope Logan Spencer (Annika Noelle) at home with him.  Those who have stumbled upon him with the mannequin, well, he has been able to explain that away by saying that having the doll with him is helping him create some of the best designs of his career.

The problem is the mannequin is talking to Thomas, it’s eyes have often turned devil-red, and on Friday’s episode it walked!  It’s objective is to get Thomas to kill Liam (Scott Clifton) and to get Hope back to be his one and only. Throughout many of the scenes in the storyline, Thomas suffers from what appears to be severe headaches.  All of this leading the audience to believe either … he has a brain tumor … he is being drugged … he is suffering from a severe mental break and disorder, or something else.

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In a very candid and often humorous conversation with Michael Fairman for the Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube, Thomas’ portrayer, Matthew Atkinson, discusses some of the craziest scenes to shoot thus far including Thomas having dinner with the mannequin!  In addition, Atkinson reveals how he and Annika Noelle tape the scenes where she is the voice of the Hope mannequin while adhering to safety protocols,  and how Liam is the only one, apparently, thinking something is off with Thomas, and so much more.

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One thing is for certain, Matthew Atkinson is sinking his teeth into the material and making it must-see daytime drama through his performances while we all wait to see what the possessed mannequin does next.

Check out the full interview with Matthew below. 

Then let us know, what do you think is happening or wrong with Thomas? Are you getting a kick out of the Hope Mannequin storyline? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

 

 

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Go Behind-the-Scenes With The Bold and the Beautiful As They Mark 100 Episodes Back During COVID-19

As Scott Clifton (Liam) notes in this video package released by CBS Daytime and The Bold and the Beautiful, “There were a lot of eyes on us, and if we screwed this up, we screwed this up for everyone.  While, Clifton’s on-screen brother, Darin Brooks (Wyatt) noted,” It was such a brave move.”

This was all in reference to the soap opera being the first American show back in production and the first daytime drama series amid the coronavirus pandemic, that has gripped the country. B&B went back into production in June.

To mark 100 episodes of the show in the can, and to show just how they work and keep the show and its cast and crew safe with strict pandemic protocols in place, several of the series stars including: Clifton, Brooks, Denise Richards, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, Kiara Barnes, Annika Noelle, Lawrence Saint-Victor, Katrina Bowden, Delon de Metz, Diamond White, Tanner Novlan, Rena Sofer, Jennifer Gareis,Matthew Atkinson, John McCook, all shared their thoughts and also teased what’s to come in the weeks ahead as the drama unfolds for the Forrester, Spencer and Logan clans.

 

Check out the video below and then let us know what you think of the current stories on B&B and how they were able to make it work and get production going during this global pandemic via the comment section

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Dallas and B&B Favorite, Patrick Duffy Finds Love Again at 71 with Actress Linda Purl

It’s never to late to fall in love again and Dallas star, Patrick Duffy (Ex-Bobby Ewing) is proof positive of that.  Duffy, who was married for 48 years to ballet dancer Carlyn Rosser till 2017, when she passed away due to cancer, has reconnected with Happy Days and motion picture and TV actress, Linda Purl whom he first met knew years ago.  Soap fans also remember Duffy’s turn from 2006-2011 on The Bold and the Beautiful as Stephen Logan.

According to PEOPLE and as it has turned out, the Covid-19 pandemic was actually the impetus for Duffy and Purl reconnecting after being casual friends for years, who had simply lost touched with one another..  However, during the Covid-19 lockdown, they happened to be on the same group text chain with other friends that eventually wound up with just the two of them chatting.

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Duffy shared,  “At that point, I loaded up my car and drove 20 hours and ended up on her doorstep just to see if it was real.  We haven’t been apart since.” He added, “I never thought for a minute this would happen again. I never thought I’d feel this way again.”

 

The actor who is going to be in the upcoming Lifetime holiday movie, People Presents: Once Upon a Main Street debuting on November 29th, noted on his relationship with Purl, that he know his beloved late wife would want him to be happy, expressing: “I  feel quite honestly, that it is keeping with the desires of my wife, the fact that we are intended to be happy.  So when it’s offered, think about it, do whatever you do, but don’t let it pass you up if it’s the right thing.”

So,  happy for Patrick that he has found love again after his enduring romance and life with his late wife? Comment below.

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