The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today the first round of presenters for "The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," taking place <strong>Sunday, May 1</strong> from the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, CA and "The 43rd Annual Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Awards" taking place on <strong>Friday, April 29</strong>, also at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel.

Get ready for a soap opera showdown. Stars from "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful" are competing against one another in CBS' Soap Mayhem Basketball Tournament on Thursday, March 10. Part of March Madness 2016, the event will stream live on the CBS Facebook page at 11:30 am ET/8:30 am PT.

Veteran daytime director and producer<strong> Shelley Curtis</strong> has joined the directing team of CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful," <em>Soap Opera Network</em> has learned exclusively.

<h3><em><strong>Pulling Double Duty</strong></em></h3> After directing an episode in November, which aired <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2016/01/heather-tom-to-direct-upcoming-episode-of-bb">earlier this month</a>, "The Bold and the Beautiful's" <strong>Heather Tom</strong> (Katie Logan) is being given another go at the directing chair. The actress announced on her Instagram page yesterday that she'll be directing an episode of the daytime soap on Wednesday, February 3, which will air <strong>Monday, March 14</strong> on CBS and Pop.

With sweeps set to kick off on Thursday, February 4, CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" is getting ready to bring out the drama in full force. Find out what's going to happen during the month of February on the world's most watched daily serial.

"The Bold and the Beautiful's" <strong>Heather Tom</strong> (Katie Logan) is joining fellow daytime actresses <strong>Alison Sweeney</strong> (ex-Sami Brady, "Days of our Lives"), <strong>Kimberly McCullough</strong> (Robin Scorpio, "General Hospital") and even former colleague <strong>Susan Flannery</strong> (ex-Stephanie Forrester) from in front of the camera to behind-the-scenes: The soap star directed the <strong>Tuesday, January 5</strong> episode of the CBS daytime drama series!

CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" will air its 7,000th episode on <strong>Friday, January 23</strong>, and in honor of the happy occasion, the network announced that the episode will break from tradition and instead feature a retrospective documentary that will highlight some of the show's most iconic moments and a look back at its creation. The episode will also include commentary from the cast, fashion shown throughout its near three decades on air, several unforgettable guest star appearances, original screen test footage and much more.

Whatever Forrester Creations business Brooke Logan had to handle in Europe, which was the reason cited for her departure from the Los Angeles based company many months ago, seems to have finally been settled as portrayer <strong>Katherine Kelly Lang</strong> returned to the set of CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" earlier this month to once again film scenes, which begins airing in late January 2015.

From Liam and Ivy, to Hope and Wyatt, Ridge and Caroline, Rick and Maya and even menacing Quinn herself, CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" <a href="http://www.boldandbeautiful.com/bb-fall-teasers-2014" target="_blank">previews</a> its November Sweeps storylines as told by executive producer and head writer <strong>Bradley P. Bell</strong> on the <a href="http://www.boldandbeautiful.com/bb-fall-teasers-2014" target="_blank">official website </a>of the daytime soap.

<a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2014/09/official-cbs-bold-beautiful-film-episodes-amsterdam">As previously reported</a>, CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" is currently on location filming scenes in Amsterdam for upcoming episodes of the daytime drama series. In a soap opera twist, cast members from the soap met up with the stars of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," which reportedly now includes former "B&B" actress <strong>Eileen Davidson</strong> (Ashley Abbott, "The Young and the Restless"; Kristen DiMera, "Days of our Lives") and <strong>Lisa Rinna</strong> (ex-Billie Reed). Incidentally, because Bravo has yet to confirm either actresses participation in the series, it looks like the meeting of the former soapers (along with "Housewife" <strong>Lisa Vanderpump</strong>) and the cast of "B&B" has resulted in the "secret" being revealed!

<em>Soap Opera Network</em> first <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2014/07/exec-confirms-b-possibly-amsterdam">reported</a> on the possibility in early July, while speaking with "The Bold and the Beautiful" executive producer and head writer <strong>Bradley P. Bell</strong>, and now it is official: The daytime drama series will film a romantic story on the canals of Amsterdam the first week of October, the soap announced yesterday, September 24.

"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.

Beginning today, July 30, fans of CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" will get the chance to purchase tickets to see their favorite stars from the world's most watched daily drama series for a live stage show in the Netherlands on Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4. This special meeting between fans and cast members will be the Official 2014 B&B Fan Show and will take place in a community just outside the Dutch capital of Amsterdam (Utrecht) at Theater Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn. Tickets can be purchased only at www.seetickets.nl and www.rtltickets.nl. Tickets are €38.50 (approximately $52.00) including tax; excluding booking and transaction fee. Tickets may also be purchased by phone from See Tickets: +31.880.112.610. More information about the show can be found on www.rtl.nl/theboldandthebeautiful and www.boldandbeautiful.com.

There’s no doubt that the Daytime Emmy Awards play a large part of the daytime industry, but just how prevalent is the golden statue when it comes to the every day work lives of the people who make up the genre? Soap Opera Network spoke with performers, writers, producers and more to get their take on how often and how much the Emmys impact their work lives. Does the event and its promised accolades inspire them to work harder? Do they keep the Emmys in mind when filming, writing and performing scenes? And are the Emmy awards really necessary for the industry? There are varying opinions, so read on to find out what some of the genre’s heavy hitters had to say!

"The Bold and the Beautiful's" Kim Matula (Hope Logan) was nominated for Outstanding Younger Actress during the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, but that wasn't all that made the actress shine while she walked the red carpet. Read on to find out why she was practically glowing!

In 2013, "The Bold and the Beautiful's" Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan) and Heather Tom (Katie Logan) and "Days of our Lives'" Eileen Davidson (Kristen DiMera) and Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker) proved they were the outstanding leading ladies for their respective daytime dramas. They now compete with each other to find out which of them was the most Outstanding Lead Actress in a Daytime Drama Series during "The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards."

Even though “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Heather Tom (Katie Logan) has previously been nominated for 15 Daytime Emmy awards and is the only person in history to have won in all three actor categories (three times in the Outstanding Younger Actress category, once in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category and twice in the Outstanding Lead Actress category), her recent Lead Actress nomination still feels special.

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.