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Exclusive: The Bold and the Beautiful Goes High-Def, Plus Hot Fall Plot Scoop

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The stars of daytime's No. 2 soap are about to get a big dose of reality: On September 7, CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful will start broadcasting in high definition, a development "that will take our show to a whole new look and level," exec producer Brad Bell tells TV Guide Magazine. "We knew back when we did all that CGI work on the Brookeberries story that it would have been so much better in high-def. Now we've got what we need to really move the show forward. And it's about time because, globally, you need to be high-def. It's now expected that you deliver your product that way." (B&B is the most widely seen daily drama in the world.)

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Although Bold and the Beautiful...

Although Bold and the Beautiful honcho Brad Bell has admitted to feeling tempted to keep Lesli Kay on the canvas, the CBS sudser will kill off the dying Felicia Forrester as planned. Bummer!

"Isn't she marvelous?" Susan Flannery (Stephanie) asks TVGuide.com. "I'm sad to lose her, too, but it's such a powerful story."

Despite Kay's popularity, her TV mom thinks it'd be a mistake to reverse Felicia's terminal cancer diagnosis just to keep her around. "Doesn't that kind of burn the audience?" Flannery says. "We have to go down this path and pay off the story in the right way."

Word is, Felicia's unfortunate demise will give rise to a Bold new saga: a tussle over her baby son, Dominick. Look for Italian stallion Dante (Antonio Sabato Jr.) to start asking, "Who's your real daddy?" read more

Fired General Hospital star Kari...

Fired General Hospital star Kari Wuhrer (ex-Reese) has gone all Hunter Tylo on her former employers and filed a pregnancy-discrimination lawsuit. In dramatic court documents obtained by TMZ.com, Wuhrer alleges that "there is a viral pandemic of discriminatory conduct raging through ABC's daytime soaps. The vile underbelly of the Hollywood Machine encourages female actors to be as beautiful and slim as possible.... Even one whiff that an actress on an ABC daytime soap has conceived a child is enough to have her character killed off the show." She goes on to allege that Lesli Kay (Felicia, The Bold and the Beautiful) also lost her role as GH's Lois as a result of a pregnancy. Wuhrer is seeking damages "in excess of $1 million."

"ABC Daytime has a clear track record of working with actresses on all of its programs to continue their employment during pregnancy," an ABC spokesperson tells TVGuide.com. "The decision to eliminate Ms. Wuhrer's read more

Fired General Hospital star Kari...

Fired General Hospital star Kari Wuhrer (ex-Reese) has gone all Hunter Tylo on her former employers and filed a pregnancy-discrimination lawsuit. In dramatic court documents obtained by TMZ.com, Wuhrer alleges that "there is a viral pandemic of discriminatory conduct raging through ABC's daytime soaps. The vile underbelly of the Hollywood Machine encourages female actors to be as beautiful and slim as possible.... Even one whiff that an actress on an ABC daytime soap has conceived a child is enough to have her character killed off the show." She goes on to allege that Lesli Kay (Felicia, The Bold and the Beautiful) also lost her role as GH's Lois last year as a result of a pregnancy. Wuhrer is seeking damages "in excess of $1 million."

"ABC Daytime has a clear track record of working with actresses on all of its programs to continue their employment during pregnancy," an ABC spokesperson tells TVGuide.com. "The decision to eliminate Ms. read more

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