As we previously reported, “The Bold and the Beautiful” producer Colleen Bell — wife of the show’s executive producer, Bradley P. Bell — has been on track to become the next U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, and the White House announced just yesterday that President Barack Obama has made her nomination in the role official!
“I am grateful these accomplished individuals have agreed to join this Administration, and I’m confident they will serve ably in these important roles,” the President said in a statement Wednesday announcing Bell’s appointment as well as the appointment of many others. “I look forward to working with them in the coming months and years.”
Bell’s nomination will now head to the Senate for confirmation and approval, and if all goes well, she’ll step into the role that Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis held from January 2010 to July 2013.
Recasting pivotal roles always comes with a rollercoaster of equal parts praise and equal parts critique, but “Days of our Lives’” decision to recast the role of Will in what seemed like mere moments after the announcement that Chandler Massey was departing the role has seen rumblings closer to an earthquake than a mere thrill ride. Viewers have questioned whether the show’s decision to bring Guy Wilson in was a way to stick it to Massey for leaving the role he’d made popular over the last three years, and some even questioned why Massey was leaving the show in the first place. The Backlot, an online publication that calls itself the corner of Hollywood and gay, managed to snag an interview with “DAYS” co-executive producer, Greg Meng, to get the inside scoop!
Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” hits theaters nationwide on Friday, November 8, and the franchise’s ABC drama, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D.,” is set to feel the film’s repercussions in an all new episode, “The Well,” slated for Tuesday, November 19!
According to an official press release touting the “Agents” episode, Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and the rest of the Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. pick up the pieces left behind in “The Dark World” — one of which threatens to destroy a member of the team.
“Days of our Lives’” alum Eric Winter (ex-Rex DiMera) may spend a lot of his time filming Lifetime’s “Witches of East End,” but when he and his wife, Rosalyn Sanchez (“Devious Maids”), heard about a new venture their friend, George Valencia, was starting with Judy Reyes (“Devious Maids”), they had to sign up. The project? An animated children’s show called “La Golda,” which features an 8-year-old orphan with two passions: soccer and building a better world for kids.
Things haven’t exactly been funny over in “The Young and the Restless’” Genoa City as of late, which made CBS’ recent Daytime After Dark standup comedy event all the more needed — for fans and the actors, alike! Soap Opera Network caught up with Peter Bergman at the event, and he not only spilled details on the one thing that terrifies him, but also on who he thinks is the worst father in the world (Hint: It’s probably exactly who you think it is!). Read on for the comedy — and the drama!
Soap Opera Network: Did I just overhear you say that you would never, ever want to try standup comedy?
Peter Bergman: Nothing would terrify me more! What I think is funny and what you think is funny are probably two very different things, and the idea of just throwing my stuff out there thinking, “Well, this is funny,” and waiting for your reaction is, oh my god scary!
“Days of our Lives” fans are getting a bit of an early holiday gift: Fan favorite Patrick Muldoon (Austin Reed) is starring in the ION TV film, “Holiday Road Trip,” along with George Hamilton and Shelley Long!
Set for a Sunday, December 1 premiere, the film follows Pat (Muldoon) and Maya (Ashley Scott), co-workers at a Washington D.C. pet supply store who are ordered to travel across the country in an RV with the company’s most prized possession, dog Scoots (Uggie from “The Artist”), right before Christmas.
Look out for some new cattiness on the new season of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” because two new women have joined the cast — one of which is former “The Young and the Restless” star Carlton Gebbia (formerly Carlton Elizabeth)!
The British designer — who briefly appeared on “Y&R” back in 1999, as well as in “Suddenly Susan” that same year — joins Peurto Rican model/actress Joyce Giraud for season four of the popular reality series, which premiered tonight on Bravo. She’s married to David Gebbia, owner of Stockcross Financial Services, and is said to be taken under Lisa Vanderpump’s wing on the show.
Below check out this racy trailer for the season to see Gebbia already causing trouble!
There’s a ‘Halo’ of light surrounding the mother of pop sensation, Beyoncé, these days: It seems Tina Knowles is all lit up for former “All My Children” and “Dynasty” actor Richard Lawson!
Knowles showed up at New York City’s Angel Ball Tuesday evening with the actor, who played “Dynasty’s” Nick Kimball from 1986 to 1987 and “AMC’s” Lucas Barnes from 1992 to 1993, on her arm. And according to E! News, Beyoncé’s mom will be partying with the ‘Single Ladies’ no more: She and Lawson are officially dating!
Congratulations, love birds!
Daytime’s number one rated soap opera, “The Young and the Restless,” can’t be stopped! Not only has the sudser maintained the top spot in soap opera ratings for a consecutive 1,294 weeks, the latest Nielsen ratings reveal that the show notched nearly five million viewers for the week ending Friday, October 25 — its largest audience in nearly two years! Click beyond the jump for CBS’ official breakdown!
If you couldn’t get enough of Cynthia Watros as “Guiding Light’s” crazy Annie Dutton Banks or as “Lost’s” sympathetic psychologist, Libby Smith, you’re in luck: She’ll be tackling an equally intense role during her upcoming stint on “The Young and the Restless.”
When thinking of who to cast as Kelly, a grieving mother who lost her son and connects with Billy (Billy Miller) over the recent death of his and Chloe’s (Elizabeth Hendrickson) daughter, Delia, “Y&R’s” executive producer, Jill Farren Phelps, knew Watros would shine, leading her to contact the actress’ agent. And as soon as the Michigan native heard the details of what Phelps had in mind for Kelly, she was sold. “I really wanted to work with Jill again… and daytime has always been very special to me, because that was my first job, on ‘Guiding Light.’ So I feel very happy to return,” the actress says. “The characters [on “Y&R”] are rich in depth, and it’s just a really well-constructed soap. So I was excited to be part of [it].”