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Y&R’s Tracey E. Bregman Sues Her Insurance Company After Loss Of Her Home In California Woolsey Fires

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We all remember learning in November of 2018, that Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren, Y&R) lost her newly constructed home when it was destroyed by the horrific Woolsey Fires that hit Southern California and in particular Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Well now Bregman is s suing her insurance company, Lloyd’s of London, accusing them of underpaying insurance policy benefits after her Malibu, California was destroyed.  After the fire, Tracey was said to file a claim for benefits under the homeowners’ policy issued to her by Lloyds so she could rebuild her home.  Despite having enough coverage to completely repair her home, the insurance company refused to pay her the benefits she was entitled to.

The upshot of this for Bregman is she has been unable to properly rebuild her property and has been living for quite some time in temporary housing.

In the allegations of the lawsuit, Bregman says that Lloyd’s hired an unqualified and biased consultant to prepare an estimate for the cost to repair the home. Then, Lloyd’s refused to pay her any amounts beyond the unreliable estimate.  In turn, Ms. Bregman submitted several estimates from her own licensed contractors, who estimated the actual costs to repair would be millions of dollars more than Lloyd’s paid, and that is only part of the suit.

The lawsuit seeks an award of contractual, general and punitive damages against Lloyd’s.  This appears to be another example of insurers not fulfilling their obligations to policyholders.   Bregman is repped by the Merlin Law Group in this case.

So, what do you think of the accusations and claims by Bregman against Lloyd’s of London? Do you hope that Tracey can finally build the home she wants to live in? Comment below.

In addition, recently Tracey chatted virtually with Kimberlin Brown for the Michael Fairman Channel in this exclusive interview as the Lauren and Sheila feud has been remembered in encore episodes on both The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful. See it below.

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It’s a shame she is still dealing with this and doesn’t have a house. I wish her well and hope she wins.

Poor or wealthy, when you need your insurance, they always find a way to pay nothing

You go Tracy, I like many are behind you in your fight! You get’em don’t let your insurance company screw you over, shame on them. You been through a lot for them to treat you and your family like this is just so unfair. With prayers your way you will win! ♥

Wish you well Tracey. You seem like such a nice person. If you can survive Sheila, you can survive this. LOL. Stay in Nashville!

Definitely don’t take this lying down, Tracey—Lauren sure as hell wouldn’t!!!

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General Hospital’s Rena Sofer Remarries Sanford Bookstaver

Congratulations are in order for Rena Sofer (Lois Cerullo, General Hospital) and her longtime love, TV director and producer, Sanford Bookstaver. The couple re-tied the knot over this past weekend in a wedding ceremony.

In a post on her Instagram, Sofer shared the details, expressing, “This weekend on what would have been our 21st wedding anniversary I got to Re-Marry my best friend Sanford Booksaver once again!”

The GH star and Daytime Emmy-winner added,”The journey we are about to begin is the most exciting adventure, in a new state and town, but most thrilling is that we get to do it together as husband and wife!”

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Alluding to their time apart, Rena noted, “The three years we spent apart were humbling and heartbreaking but vital to us finding each other again. The love I have for you now is the foundation of my life. I can’t imagine another moment NOT walking through life with you hand in hand and our hearts entwined. You are the love of my life, and it’s not ‘oops we did it again, but I’m so grateful we did it again!❤️❤️❤️”

Previously, Sofer was married to GH and Days star, Wally Kurth (Ned and Justin, respectively) from 1995-1997, and the two share a daughter together, Rosabel Rosalind Kurth. Rena and Sanford were previously married from 2005 to 2017 and share a daughter together, Avalon Leone.

Share your well-wishes to Rena and Sanford as they embark on the next chapter of their lives together as a married couple via the comment section below.


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REPORT: Matthew Atkinson Back to The Bold and the Beautiful

When we last saw The Bold and the Beautiful’s Thomas Forrester (Matthew Atkinson), he headed out of Los Angeles with his son, Douglas (Henry Joseph Samiri) and headed to Paris. The decision to leave was prompted by Hope (Annika Noelle) turning down his marriage proposal once again, and by prodding from his sister, Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood).

Many Thope fans have wanted to see Hope and Thomas reunite and figure out where to take their relationship next, but he has been nowhere insight, and so has his portrayer, Matthew Atkinson.

However, in a new report from Soap Hub, their sources indicate that Atkinson will be back on screen next month by mid-June. In a tease, Atkinson posted a photo on his Instagram story (which has since disappeared, since IG story posts only stay up for 24 hours), where he was pointing at a TV screen behind him that showed Carter (Lawrence Saint-Victor) and Eric (John McCook) in a scene. No telling the true meaning of that snap, but it could be he is back at the show.

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As Hope and Finn (Tanner Novlan) are getting closer, the timing could just work out in the most dramatic way if Thomas were to return. Since Hope and Finn are bonding over their parents, Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) and Deacon’s (Sean Kanan), upcoming nuptials, will the doctor and the designer hit the sheets and Thomas walks in on it?

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Now let us know, when Thomas returns do you want to see him reconcile things with Hope, or do you want him back to the obsessed Thomas of the past who hatched plots to get what he wanted? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Maurice Benard Defends Sonny Going Postal, “It Could Definitely Happen”

Last Friday’s May 17th cliffhanger of General Hospital saw Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) beating up Dex (Evan Hofer) and threatening to shoot and kill both Dex and Jason (Steve Burton), who is restraining him outside the ballroom at the wedding reception of Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) and Chase (Josh Swickard).

For months, Sonny has been taking less than his prescribed dosage of medication to control his bipolar disorder.  The mobster has no idea that he has been duped by Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart), who is the one that set this dangerous situation in motion, in an effort to eliminate Sonny and eventually Jason from interfering in Pikeman taking over the territory.

One fan questioned the validity of Sonny’s reaction to Dex and Jason after the pei, when he took to X and expressed, “People off their medications don’t necessarily go around hitting people and being out of control. This was the WRONG message to send. I don’t expect anything from Frank Valentini and General Hospital anymore, but you could’ve (and should’ve) stopped it cold.”

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Maurice Benard replied back to that comment and defended the actions of Sonny given the circumstances. The three-time Daytime Emmy-winner shared, “This is true but when you have a character like Sonny who’s volatile and is drinking and is manic and his thoughts are taken him over it could definitely happen like I said, ‘bipolar ain’t pretty.”‘

GH has portrayed Sonny’s battle with mental illness and the importance of keeping on your meds, plus the issues surrounding it for years. However, some fans have not been pleased by this latest plot point.


The pick-up of the story begins tomorrow on Monday, May 20th where teasers for the episode share: Sonny is horrified. Blaze consoles Kristina (who walked in on her dad threatening Jason and Dex) and Jason summons Carly.

So, what did you think of the plot point of Sonny threatening to kill Dex and Jason, after beating up Dex, given his growing paranoia? Comment below.

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