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  • DAYTIME EMMYS: Creative Arts Awards Presenters Announced

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    National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
    The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is set to formally announce a list of individuals scheduled to attend as presenters for the 41st Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards later today, Soap Opera Network has learned. The list includes several of daytime's biggest and brightest stars, past and present, and a number of behind the scenes talents from "All My Children," "The Bold and the Beautiful," "Days of our Lives," "General Hospital," "One Life to Live" and "The Young and the Restless," among other forms of daytime programming. READ MORE
  • ‘B&B’ Casts Australian Actress Ashleigh Brewer In Newly Created Contract Role; Soap Nominated for 9th Consecutive TV Audience Award

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    File Archive
    For the ninth consecutive year CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" received a nomination for the Monte Carlo Television Festival’s International TV Audience Awards, which honors programs that garnered the highest number of viewers worldwide in 2013 across five continents. "B&B" is nominated in the “Telenovela/Soap Opera” category. To coincide with its nomination, the soap has announced the addition of Australian actress Ashleigh Brewer (ex- Kate Ramsay, "Neighbours") to its cast in the newly created contract role of Ivy Forrester, who is the niece of patriarch Eric Forrester (John McCook). READ MORE
  • Hunter Tylo Returning to ‘B&B’ For May Sweeps Stoyline

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    Gilles Toucas
    Soap Opera Digest is reporting that CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" will once again welcome Hunter Tylo back to its canvas as the storyline of Aly (Ashlyn Pearce) dealing with the death of her mother, Darla (Schae Harrison), continues to play out on screen and kicks into high gear particularly during May Sweeps. Per the publication, citing a show spokesperson, Tylo is expected to re-appear as Taylor Hayes Forrester beginning Friday, April 25. READ MORE
  • ‘B&B’ and ‘Y&R’s’ Lee Phillip Bell To Be Honored at Accessories for Success Fashion Show

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    Gilles Toucas
    The Guild of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (BBBSLA) will soon be presenting its annual Accessories for Success Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show, and Lee Phillip Bell — co-creator of “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” — is one of this year’s honorees! READ MORE
  • The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Pre-Nominations Announced

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    National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
    Earlier today the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, announced the Drama Performer Pre-Nominations for this year's Daytime Emmy Awards. READ MORE
  • Soap Secrets Revealed: ‘GH’s’ Anthony Geary, ‘B&B’s’ John McCook, ‘DAYS’ Casting Director and More Discuss 2013’s Resurgence of The Soaps!

    It seems like just yesterday that the world was ready to nail the lid on the coffin of daytime soap operas. Ratings were low across the board, and a slew of sudsers — “Guiding Light,” “As the World Turns,” “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” — were cancelled, leaving only “Days of our Lives,” “General Hospital,” “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” on the air. But to the surprise of critics and many soap fans, 2013 saw a drastic turnaround: All four remaining soap operas saw a significant increase in ratings, and... READ MORE
  • ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ Executive Producer and Head Writer, Bradley P. Bell, Previews 2014!

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    Gilles Toucas
    In its newsletter, "The Bold and the Beautiful" executive producer and head writer, Bradley P. Bell, shared the following teasers of what fans can expect for their favorite characters in the next couple of months on the CBS Daytime drama series. READ MORE
  • PATH TO PERFECTION: ‘B&B’ and ‘Y&R’ Stars Set Spectacular New Year’s Resolutions!

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    Soap Opera Network
    We’re guessing you’re sad that Christmas is over. So are we! But don’t fret, because there’s one more gift to come: New Year’s resolutions from some of your favorite “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” stars! Several of the sister sudser’s actors let Soap Opera Network in on the ways they hope to achieve perfection (or at least near perfection) in the year to come. And guess what? They also spilled the deets on how their characters should tackle 2014, as well! Read on for the fun, and happy New Year from Soap Opera... READ MORE
  • InSession: ‘B&B’s’ John McCook Reveals Thoughts on Thorsten Kaye’s Ridge; Discusses ‘Conflict’ For Onscreen Father/Son Duo

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    Sean Smith/JPI Studios
    Multiple Emmy-nominee Thorsten Kaye won the hearts of soap opera audiences with his strong portrayal of “All My Children’s” Zach Slater, “One Life to Live’s” Patrick Thornhart and “Port Charles’” Ian Thornhart, but can the actor strike gold again as Ronn Moss’ replacement in the role of “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Ridge Forrester? It won’t be the first time an actor has walked into the shoes of a major character whose previous portrayer is very much loved in the role, but then again, these aren’t just any old shoes to fill! Soap Opera Network caught up with Ridge’s... READ MORE
  • HOLIDAY SPECIAL: ‘Y&R’ and ‘B&B’ Stars Share Their Christmas Break Plans!

    'Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring... except for all us! Soap Opera Network contacted soap actors with care, in hopes that responses soon would be there. Whether traveling, visiting family or just snuggling in bed, these "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless" actors' plans will dance in your head! READ MORE