Per TV Guide‘s Michael Logan, legendary host of “The Price is Right,” Bob Barker, is returning to CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” on Thursday, August 28 in scenes that’ll spoof his classic fight scene from the 1996 Adam Sandler film, “Happy Gilmore.”
Barker last appeared on the soap playing a version of himself in early May, when he met Liam Spencer (Scott Clifton) to discuss their mutual interest in providing care for animals in dire need of love and support. When he returns to the soap this time he’s again shown chatting with Liam only to find Wyatt (Darin Brooks) interrupt their conversation with his comments about “stupid animal lovers,” words which Barker doesn’t take too kindly. “Stupid animal lovers?” he says, adding, “Animal lovers are not stupid, and I don’t like remarks like that.” Halfheartedly apologizing for his choice in words, Wyatt corrects himself by replacing his “stupid animal lovers” comment with “animal wacko,” referencing Barker. He’s later told to be careful by Barker as Liam tells him to stop being a jackass. “I think a pet could be your best friend. Make you happy. You look like you could use that. Just remember help control the pet population… have your pet spayed or neutered,” comments Barker to Wyatt, who is literally stunned by the words he is hearing. He responds to Barker by reiterating his use of the word wacko before Barker lays the smackdown on his candy you know what.
After being challenged by “The Young and the Restless” co-star Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Newman), Greg Rikaart (Kevin Fisher) has exclusively shared with Soap Opera Network video of himself taking part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which included a surprise appearance by
best friend frenemy and neighbor, Rebecca Budig (ex-Greenlee Smythe, “All My Children”).
It’s the craze that has swept the nation, social media and Hollywood over the last month as the world seeks to help fight Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” which is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord according to the ALS Association website. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Harpo’s Oprah Winfrey have already done it and so have a cruise ship load of daytime soap stars past and present, which now includes real-life best friends Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, “The Young and the Restless”) and Chrishell Stause (Jordan, “Days of our Lives”), who were challenged by Egan’s mother, Mary. They weren’t alone! Also taking part was “Y&R’s” newest star, and Stause’s real-life boyfriend, Justin Hartley (Adam Newman).
For the week of August 11-15, 2014, NBC’s “Days of our Lives” tied for fifth place among all network daytime programming in the Women 18-49 demographic (0.8 rating, 6 share) and tied for first in Women 18-34 (0.5 rating). “Days” earned its highest Women 18-34 rating since the week of July 7-11 (0.5) and equaled its highest Women 18-34 rating in 14 Weeks (since the week of May 5-9 with a 0.6).
For the week versus the same week last year, “Days of our Lives” was up 1% among Women 18-49 viewers (537,000 vs. 531,000), up 9% in Women 25-54 (700,000 vs. 644,000) and up 8% in Total Viewers (2.5 million vs. 2.3 million).
On today’s, August 21 episode of “General Hospital,” actress Teresa Castillo returns to the screen for the first time since her character, Sabrina Santiago, left Port Charles to get her head back on straight following the death of her son, Gabriel, with Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson).
Since she’s been gone, however, the town learned that Rafe Kovich, Jr. (Jimmy Deshler) was responsible for the car accident that led to Gabriel’s early birth and eventual death, but oddly Sabrina knows nothing about that. “I come back and I say hello to everyone, still dealing with the aftermath of what happened with Gabriel and trying to figure out who was behind the car accident,” revealed Castillo to Soap Opera Network when we spoke with her during the “GH” Fan Club Weekend earlier this month. How is that even possible considering there are several ways to communicate these days thanks to the advent of cell phones and social media? Did Patrick not even call or text her the news? “Nope! He sure didn’t, and neither did this one [referring to besty Felix Dubois, played by Marc Anthony Samuel, who was standing next to her during our interview].
“And I talked to them, several times. Nobody said a word! (laughs). No, they were a little concerned about Sabrina’s mental state, which [is] understandable.”
“ABC’s commitment to reinventing their popular franchise, ‘The View,’ and evolving the talk show creatively is underway and it’s all building to the much-anticipated season premiere on Monday, September 15,” was the beginning of a bold statement this morning from ABC that highlights several major changes in store for the original forum for lively conversations generated from entertainment, social media, politics, family, sex and relationships as well as beauty and fashion. Such changes include the show moving from its longtime West 66th Street studio to the ABC Broadcast Center on 67th Street near Central Park along with a new color scheme and logo, marking the first time in the show’s history that it has changed significantly.. Per the network, the new studio will now house a visually stunning, contemporary state-of-the-art set designed in the round and offering the addition of an on-camera social media station allowing the hosts to interact in real time with viewers.
It’s been awhile since shippers of Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Carly Corinthos Jacks (Laura Wright) had something to be cheerful about when it comes to their favorite too perfect for each other couple, but this week they finally got some e’s of glee – Sonny and Carly had sex!
Since first getting intimate with each other back in late 1999, when the role of Carly was played by Sarah Brown, the former Mr. and Mrs. C finally put some of their personal differences aside following their very steamy kiss and hit the sheets on the Tuesday, August 19 episode, but when Carly’s boyfriend Franco (Roger Howarth) came home to confront his lady about the kiss he recently became aware of, Carly couldn’t help but think he actually knew that Carly had just finished copulating with Sonny. Of note, during their happy time, Sonny threw the picture of Carly and Franco that was on her nightstand right off, breaking it instantly.
If you’ve been tuning into NBC’s “Days of our Lives” recently and were wondering what exactly Will Horton (Guy Wilson) wrote in great detail about the affair between Abbigail Deveraux (Kate Mansi) and EJ DiMera (James Scott), NBC.com has you covered. The official website for the daytime drama series published the full fictional TruVista Magazine article on Wednesday, August 20, which also includes details not revealed on air.
In the article, Will notes (after providing a full disclosure notice in the fourth paragraph) that his mother, Sami (Alison Sweeney), is “a very complex woman, and when she feels she has been wronged, she will resort to any tactics, however morally questionable, that she feels will vindicate her. In short, she can be conniving and vengeful, making sure that anyone who has crossed her, either personally or in business, will pay a heavy price for the rest of their God given time on this earth. Go ahead and reread that last sentence. No, it’s not one huge typo, nor some sick editor’s prank. It’s the truth.”
“The Bold and the Beautiful’s” John McCook (Eric Forrester) and Hunter Tylo (Dr. Taylor Hayes) will be joining previously announced Thorsten Kaye, Heather Tom, Scott Clifton and Kim Matula for the official 2014 “B&B” Fan Show, which will take place in the Netherlands on Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4. The event provides fans with a unique peek into the behind-the-scenes world of the daytime drama, and a deep dive into the turbulent lives of the characters. The show will feature interaction between fans and the cast, including the chance to ask questions as well as revelations about the actors’ private lives and projects outside of the series.
There’s a family affair going on over in “The Young and the Restless’” Genoa City, but it isn’t of the picnic variety: Neil (Kristoff St. John) has no idea that his wife, Hilary (Mishael Morgan), and his adopted son, Devon (Bryton James), are in love with each other! Will the newly blind man find out about the emotional betrayal? And if so, what does it mean for the father/son pair and the future of the Winters family? Soap Opera Network caught up with Bryton James to get the scoop!