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The Bold and the Beautiful's Bradley Bell on Sex, Pills and Firing Jack Wagner

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CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful, which celebrates its 25th anniversary March 23, is daytime's youngest soap — and it's only getting younger! TV Guide Magazine spoke with exec producer-head writer Bradley Bell about the show's increasing emphasis on its twentysomething stars and what this will mean to the show's veteran players. read more

Forty Years Later, Lesley-Anne Down Looks Back on Upstairs, Downstairs

Lesley-Anne Down

Upstairs, Downstairs fever is raging once again! Already seen by an audience of one billion in over 70 countries, the landmark British soap opera (1971-75) is coming back in an eagerly awaited PBS sequel April 10, with Jean Marsh still in the role of the deliciously officious Rose. What's more, the original series has just been released on DVD in a fabulous 40th anniversary edition (available at acornonline.com). The collector set includes all five seasons, over 25 hours of never-before-seen features, episode commentaries, cast interviews (both vintage and new) and an alternate ending to the series pilot. TV Guide Magazine spoke with one of the original's greatest stars, Lesley-Anne Down, now best known as the cougarific Jackie M on The Bold and the Beautiful. Back then she played the dazzling Lady Georgina Worsely. And, man, does Down have wild memories of her time at 165 Eaton Place!

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Speaking of exaggerations you...

Speaking of exaggerations you may have read elsewhere, British actress Lesley-Anne Down (Jackie) has not quit The Bold and the Beautiful in a snit about her salary. In fact, she has just renewed her contract with the CBS sudser. "There is no truth to the rumor that she cleaned out her dressing room or that she is leaving B&B," the show's rep insists to TVGuide.com. read more

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