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Y&R’s Tracey E. Bregman Visits The Bold and the Beautiful

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Look who’s coming to The Bold and the Beautiful! On Monday’s October 31st episode look for The Young and the Restless, Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren) to visit her old pal, Eric Forrester (John McCook).

However, the question on everyone’s mind is, will B&B finally have Lauren discover that her arch-nemesis number one, Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown) is alive and well and hiding out in Los Angeles?  For a long time, fans of both CBS daytime dramas have desired to see a Lauren/Sheila confrontation, but have not gotten it.  Could this finally be the time?

Bregman took to her Instagram and shared: “Well look who I get to visit on Monday! Yes, the great @johntmccook !! Spend Halloween with us over at @boldandbeautifulcbs See you there! 🎃❤️ @youngandrestlesscbs

Since Lauren is in scenes with Eric, and since B&B has promised a ‘Sheila Carter’ Halloween episode in honor of Sheila’s 30 years (on and off) on The Bold and the Beautiful, will the two reminisce about Sheila’s previous plots?  Stay tuned.

So, looking forward to seeing Tracey Bregman on B&B? Let us know in the comment section.

To get you ready, check out our virtual interview with Tracey and Kimberlin Brown from a few years ago below; where they discuss the history of their on-screen rivalry and more.

 

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I’m happy Lauren visits Bold and the Beautiful no matters the reason. I love TEB so much, she’s so talented and it’s always a pleasure to see her on screen. I always loved her scenes with Eric.

I always love seeing Tracey/Lauren on either show. I wish Y&R would write Lauren & Michael & Kevin & even Gloria a decent story.. instead of watching Kyle and Summer frolicking on their honeymoon. BTW, Summer’s plunging cleavage in front of little Harrison was entirely inappropriate. Regarding Sheila — I never enjoyed her character. She seems cartoonish to me…all she’s missing is the Snidely Whiplash moustache twirling.

Soaphound
We’re on the same wavelength! This little guy being as precocious as he is, I noticed him eyeing the two girls and kept waiting for him to make a grab for one. Yes, it was very inappropriate . Can’t stand Sheila either.

I may FINALLY get to see the scenes I’ve been waiting for and that is for Lauren to find out she didn’t shoot Sheila dead like she thought she did when the woman who was supposed to be Sheila but had Phyllis’ face was going to take off with Fen and Summer. And Lauren better be pissed when she hears that her old pal Eric has known Sheila has been around and never called Lauren!!

I don’t think that will happen this way. If Nikki knows, Lauren knows. She likely learnt off screen. And even if she didn’t know, she wouldn’t be angry to Eric.

James R.Poissant
I thought the last time Sheila was in G.C was when she tried killing Lauren using Lauren’s older son with a poison filled necklace. Also terrible Tom, Kevin’s father was helping Sheila with her cause. I’m sure someone will let me know if I’m wrong.

That was the last time Kimberly Brown was on and portrayed the real Sheila which was great all around including Terrible Tom and the Fishers.
Unfortunately there was a horrible storyline years later which was Sheila s child Sarah plotting revenge against Lauren and then Michelle Stafford portraying Sheila who had her face surgically altered to look like Phyllis. It was all very convoluted and couldn’t end fast enough. Similar to Jill being Lauren’s sister I believe this plot twist will never be mentioned again and essentially erased from the timeline

Damien
Thanks for straightening me out. I could not remember which was the last K.B SL.That one with Phyllis was a scream. Here’s one for your memory. When “Phyllis” was talking to Michael on the phone,he had this personal question for her, that only the real Phyllis would know. Do you remember that? I do, thought it was pretty sharp of Michael to come up with that as a test question.

Anytime Violet
Nooo…I don’t remember that !
Mind you still always great to have Michael and Lauren front and centre nomatter the reason.

Hahaha. Won’t happen under Josh Griffiths very basic poor writing capabilities. I d much rather a more capable head writer bring back Sheila or even Carmine ( Marco Dapper) , Lauren s ex fling to return for her. Lauren is really being wasted and Michael’s become Victor’s bitch . Both deserve a story to headline and imo the Newman’s need a rest.
Best if it’s just hinted or of Sheila sees Lauren without exposing herself until a good regime takes over Y n R after Griffith and Morina get fired.

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Tonya Lee Williams Says She Won’t Ever Be Coming Back to The Young and the Restless

It’s a different time in her life and she is in a different place, but Tonya Lee Williams (ex-Olivia Barber) addressed being asked back to reprise her signature soap opera role on CBS’ The Young and the Restless.

Tonya told Soaps In Depth the last time the soap reached out to her to reprise Olivia was for its 50th anniversary, “It it would have been lovely to do but I could not imagine doing the role. It takes a lot for me as an actor. You don’t just turn up and start reading a script. I don’t know how to explain it … I trained as an actor. I go through a lot of process into who that character is. And that character was someone from 20 years ago.”

Williams’ Y&R run Williams began back in 1990 and went through 2005. She later returned in 2007 making some appearances in the several years that followed. However, the last time anyone had an Olivia sighting was back in February of 2012 for Cane and Lily’s wedding.

She qualified that she left the show on “great terms,” adding, “I absolutely love the show. It has nothing to do with the show. But I try to explain it like this: Have you ever dated someone for a long time and you don’t want to date them anymore? And you have broken up with them and like, 10, 15 years have passed and people are saying, ‘Would you go back with that guy?’ I’m like, ‘No.’ Because you’re a different person now.”

Currently, Williams is the executive and artistic director for the Reelworld Film Festival. An organization she founded in 2001. Held in Toronto, the film festival features talent from ethnically diverse communities.

So, would you have liked to have seen the character of Olivia show back on Y&R? Perhaps, helping a patient in need since she is a doctor or speaking with/being involved with the Winters family in some capacity? Comment below.

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Elizabeth MacRae, ‘General Hospital’s’ Meg Baldwin, Passes Away at 88

Veteran actress, Elizabeth MacRae best-known as the third Meg Baldwin on General Hospital and as Gomer Pyle’s girlfriend, Lou-An Ann Poovie, in Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C has died at the age of 88. MacRae passed away in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she grew up.

On General Hospital, Elizabeth played Meg Baldwin who had a young son, Scott (Kin Shriner) from a previous relationship and who married Lee Baldwin (Peter Hansen). The role was originated by Patricia Breslin from 1965-1969. Breslin was temporarily replaced by Jan Shepherd for three weeks in the summer of 1967. MacRae took over the part from Breslin full time from 1969-70 and again from 1972-73.

In story, the character of Meg suffered a nervous breakdown and Lee had her committed to an institution. In 1971, Meg was released and came home, but suffered from severe hypertension. In 1973, Dr Lesley Webber was assigned to her case. Meg became jealous of Lesley and began to think that she was trying to get to have sex with Lee. During an argument with Lee, Meg died of a stroke and soon after Lee adopted Scott.

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MacRae also appeared on other notable soaps, having roles on Another WorldDays of Our LivesGuiding Light, and Search for Tomorrow.  Elizabeth’s career spanned over two and half decades having also appeared in classic TV shows and countless movies such as: Route 66Surfside 6RendezvousThe FugitiveJudd for the DefenseGunsmokeBonanzaI Dream of Jeannie, and The Andy Griffith Show.

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She is survived by five stepchildren, Terry Halsey, Peter Halsey, Hugh Halsey, Cate Halsey, and Alex Halsey Topper.

Share your remembrances of GH’s Elizabeth MacRae via the comment section below.

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Ron Carlivati Reveals When Days of our Lives Episodes From His Head Writing Regime Resume Streaming

Days of our Lives viewers have not been watching material from head writer Ron Carlivati and his writing team for many months. Well, things are about to change.

Circle this Friday, May 31st when the first new script from Carlivati and company will stream on the Peacock soap opera. If you recall, Carlivati had to step away from the writing gig at DAYS due to the writer’s strike, but because the soap tapes at least seven months ahead of air, it is only now that fans will see how the stories shift or finish out that were started by Carlivati.

According to Ron’s conversation with TV Insider, when Carlivati and his team resumed writing the show in late October of 2023, the stories were already written well into 2024. Carlivati explained, “For me, as of us talking right now, the (replacement writers’ material) is still airing, so that has been very tough. I’m just very anxious and eager for our stuff to start airing again.”

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Ron explained before the writer’s strike, he and his scribes had written up through the 2023 Thanksgiving episodes. Speaking on how the replacement writers tried to handle stepping in for the regular team, Ron expressed, “I think what they tried to do was move things slowly in the hopes that the strike would end and respect where my storylines were so that I could play them off when we came back. Unfortunately, the strike dragged on, so I understand that the show needed to make story decisions.”

The award-winning writer made clear that, “from January to May (2024), those were not my stories. I had nothing to do with those.”

Having lived through a writer’s strike before (when he was at One Life to Live in 2008), Carlivati explained how he dealt with coming back and adjusting the stories including that the plan was to, “blow things up, jettison anything that I did not like, and get back to a show that I understand and can enjoy and tell. ”

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Look for a Carlivati-style ‘wink-wink’ on Friday’s episode. As he puts it, “I did want to make it clear that this was the line of demarcation, that the writers were back and there was a change happening. We have a little nod or two to what was going on in the first day and I think it will be very obvious and clear to the savvy viewer. Luckily, story-wise, certain things were coming to a head already.”

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Stay tuned for how Ron resolves a Sloan and Nicole showdown, how Eric will find out he is Jude’s true baby daddy, what happens when the new Gabi returns from Salem from out of the slammer, the Maggie/Konstantin wedding, payback time for Theresa and more.

In addition, and as previously reported, when Carlivati returned, he crafted the series 15,000th episode which is set to air in early December, and will also pay tribute to the late Bill Hayes with the passing of his on-screen beloved character, Doug Williams.

So, glad to know Ron and his team’s material will start to reveal itself this Friday and moving forward on DAYS? Comment below.

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