It was a time for firsts at the 36th Daytime Emmy Awards: The Bold and the Beautiful won its first Outstanding Drama Series statuette in four tries, while the ladies of The View finally won talk show host after 12 nominations.
None of the ladies — Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd — made the trek to Los Angeles' Orpheum Theatre to collect their trophies. Their win prevented Ellen DeGeneres from achieving a five-peat in the category. DeGeneres also lost the talk show entertainment trophy for the second year in a row to Rachael Ray.
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Soap vet Rick Hearst, who was recently and unceremoniously bumped down to recurring status at ABC's General Hospital (see item No. 5), has bounced back nicely, scoring a contract role at The Bold and the Beautiful.
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Susan Flannery, John McCook and, Jennifer Gareis, The Bold and the Beautiful
Eric Forrester has a problem. His wife won't give him up. And neither will his other wife. Played on The Bold and the Beautiful by John McCook, the Calvin Klein-like fashion designer recently came out of a coma to find his estranged spouse, Donna (Jennifer Gareis), in a battle royal with Stephanie (Susan Flannery), to whom he's been married three times. Nothing new there — they've been fighting over him for months —but now both gals want to live with Eric ...
Jennifer Gareis by Monty Brinton/CBS
Watch out, she's off her meds again. Pam Douglas, the hilarious, bipolar baddie played by Alley Mills on The Bold and the Beautiful, is about to take her villainy one step too far. On August 2829, she follows her archenemy, Donna (Jennifer Gareis), up to the Forresters' mountain cabin, whereDonna makes the mistake of mocking Pam's famous lemon bars and telling her she's off her rocker. Deeply hurt and outraged, Pam knocks her out, ties her up, douses her with honey and leaves her to be killed by a bear."This tops everything Pam's ever done," says Mills, best known as the mom on The Wonder Years. "For a while, my character was more Lucy Ricardo with her antics, but now that she's stopped taking her medications, she's gone into Sybil land."Though the bear (a 600-pound, 8-foot bruiser named BamBam) is a trained professional with top credits, from CSI: Miami to Jackass, Mills says he "was too dangerous for Jennifer and me to be anywhere near him. We shot our scenes, then the bear ...
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood and Texas Battle courtesy CBS
Stephen Colbert claims he doesn't see race. Is the same true for today's soap scribes? The Bold and the Beautiful recently revealed that blonde bimbo Donna Logan secretly gave birth to a mixed-race child back in high school. Now grown up, hunky Marcus has moved to L.A. to find his mom thereby outing her to everyone and is already busy romancing young white heiress Steffy Forrester. Nobody, including Donna's snoopy sisters and in-laws, seems to notice much less mention that the kid is black.B&B message boards are abuzz over the situation, with many fans applauding the soap for not playing the race card, while others claim that modern society isn't that progressive and ignoring the color of Marcus' skin they're calling it "the elephant in the room" is unrealistic and ridiculous."It doesn't matter and shouldn't matter that Marcus is black," says B&B chief Brad Bell. "We don't mention it because we're not in the business of telling our v...
Tamara Braun by Mitchell Haaseth/NBC
Tune In Tamara: Say goodbye to Tamara Braun. The impossibly sublime actress will exit Days of Our Lives August 4 when it looks like her character, Ava, will stand trial for causing that pesky plane crash. But, before skipping town, she has one more sex romp with her brainwashed Robo-John.Storm Warning: The Bold and the Beautiful takes a dark turn August 56 when Storm Logan (William deVry), who killed himself last spring, returns in a fantasy sequence. His sister Katie, who is distraught over an unexpected pregnancy, will see him rise naked from the sea and urge her to join him in death. When she dives underwater after him, he morphs into a demon.Seeing the Light: Montel Williams steps into the role of Clayton Boudreau on Guiding Light for a two-day stint (August 1 and 5). Word is, the author-talk show host so impressed execs with his acting chops that they want him back. Now for the bad news: Clayton's return involves a heartbreaking tragedy, so have a hanky ready. Mich...
TV Guide Network is looking to tally up and show off today's sexiest soap stars both the chiseled, six-pack-toting fellas as well as the wavy-haired, born to come-hither femmes.Just to be clear, we are not looking for the prettiest or the most talented. We want sexy.Nominate your favorites here in comments. Just remember to spread the lust, giving kudos to both actors and actresses.Find out where your favorites landed when TV Guide Network counts down Soaps' Sexiest Stars on Sunday, July 13, at 8 pm/ET (the women) and Sunday, July 20, at 8 pm (the men). Ready... set... suggest!
Heather Tom by Monty Brinton/CBS
While some folks take the shirt off their backs to help those in need, The Bold and the Beautiful's Heather Tom is taking it one step further. To celebrate her 12th Daytime Emmy nomination, Tom has asked Project Runway's Jack Mackenroth to design a one-of-a-kind gown that she'll auction off after donning it for the kudoscast (airing June 20, on ABC). The proceeds will benefit AIDS charities.The auction, hosted by the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation, kicks off June 27, aka National HIV Testing Day. J.R. Whalen
Heather Tom by Monty Brinton/CBS, William DeVry by Cliff Lipson/CBS
As a rule, soaps stay the hell away from suicide. But CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful went there on April 28, when Storm Logan (William deVry) blew his brains out so his heart could be donated to his dying sister, Katie (Heather Tom). "It was a hard decision, but the aftermath of Storm's death is some of the finest work we've ever done," says B&B exec producer Brad Bell. "It's a decision I don't regret."While Storm's other siblings consider his actions heroic, Katie doesn't. "She's furious that he sacrificed his life for her," Tom says. "They wrote an incredible fantasy scene [airing May 14] where Katie actually confronts Storm. Usually, when the living talk to the dead on soaps, it's touchy-feely. This is a big, horrible argument."One Life to Live dealt with suicide in 2003, when Keri (Sherri Saum) leapt from a high-rise, but this was only revealed in court well after her death. B&B hit it head-on, and this worried Tom. "It's dangerous to find any glory or honor in suicide,...
Jennifer Gareis and John McCook by Brian Lowe/jpistudios.com, Texas Battle by Ryan Born/WireImage.com
The upcoming marriage of The Bold and the Beautiful's Eric and Donna (John McCook and Jennifer Gareis) has trouble written all over it and not just because he's a hotshot megamogul and she's an inflatable bimbo doll. After the "I do's" on May 9, we will learn that the bride has a secret past she has not shared with her new hubby. "When Donna was 16, she had a baby and gave it up for adoption," says B&B chief Brad Bell. "The identity of the dad, who is black, is going to remain a mystery for a while." But the product of that union now a strapping young man named Marcus will soon arrive in L.A. in search of Donna. The role will be played by fright-flick fave Texas Battle (Final Destination 3, Wrong Turn 2: Dead End). Yep, Bell plans to play the race cardmildly anyway. When Marcus first shows up at Eric and Donna's mansion, she assumes that he's with the staff and sends him to the kitchen. Michael Logan