Hunter Tylo by Cliff Lipson/CBS
The Bold and the Beautiful's Hunter Tylo has changed the malpractice lawsuit she planned to file against the therapist who treated her son Michael Jr. to a wrongful-death claim, Us reports. Tylo is accusing Nevada-based social worker Shanna Downing of both misdiagnosing 19-year-old Michael Jr.'s seizure disorder as "stress-related" and for implanting "false memories." (The latter claim, one expert tells the weekly, could be hard to prove.)On Oct. 18, Michael Jr. drowned in a pool following an apparent seizure. Matt Webb Mitovich
courtesy Mykel Shannon Jenkins
Mykel Shannon Jenkins is the first black leading man to land a contract with The Bold and the Beautiful in the show's 20-year history and he earned this job the old-fashioned way. Jenkins won Season 1 of SOAPnet's I Wanna Be a Soap Star but got a snotty reception when he took his prize, a short-term cop role on General Hospital. "How I got the part made a lot of the cast unwilling to respect me," he says. Their loss. Jenkins went on to tackle guest spots on CSI, Saving Grace and Ugly Betty (where he was fantastic as Tavares, the faux-gay fashion designer who had a tryst with Amanda). On B&B he'll play hero detective Charlie Baker and be thrust into a major whodunit. Which beauty will he eventually romance? Jenkins isn't fussy. "Have you seen the ladies on this show?" he says. "There's one hell of a selection!" Reporting by Michael Logan
Natalia Livingston and Tyler Christopher by Ron Tom/ABC
As the World Turns: And Baby Makes Five Paul (Roger Howarth) and Rosanna (Cady McClain) get hitched, but Paul may have impregnated Craig's gal Meg. Naturally, somebody will mess with the paternity test. Holden and Lily head for divorce court. Nutty moms Barbara and Iris team up for villainy. General Hospital: Murder at the Ball Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) throws a black-and-white ball climaxing in the death of a top character. The story rewinds 11 hours, then each episode moves forward one hour à la 24 to reveal what really happened. Who's going bye-bye? There's much buzz that it's Nik's ex-wife Emily (Emmy winner Natalia Livingston), but ABC is strictly mum. One Life to Live: What a Drag Baby snatcher Marcie (Kathy Brier) evades the law via an offbeat underground railroad that finds her performing with drag queens in Georgia and getting help from a Katrina family in New Orleans. Plus, Tuc Watkins, briefly sprung from his gay-neighbor gig on Desperate Housewives, ...
Hunter Tylo by Cliff Lipson/CBS
The Bold and the Beautiful vet Hunter Tylo's 19-year-old son, Mickey, has died, having drowned at the family's home in Henderson, Nevada. "It was accidental," officer specialist Lisa Jackson of the Clark County coroner's office tells TV Guide. "It was drowning due to a seizure disorder."Police responded to a call regarding a deceased man at 10:18 pm Thursday, and Tylo was pronounced dead at 11:55. "That was when he was pronounced dead," explains Jackson, "not when he actually died."Mickey is Tylo's eldest child by husband Michael. She also has a son named Christopher, 27 (from a previous relationship) and two daughters, Izabella and Katya. — Reporting by N.F. Mendoza
Darlene Conley by Robert Voets/CBS, Ronn Moss by Cliff Lipson/CBS
If you believe in this stuff and I do the late Darlene Conley will come through in a psychic reading on WE's John Edward Cross Country. It happens Oct. 27 when Edward conducts a session with Ronn Moss, Conley's longtime costar on CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful (he plays Ridge; she was the flamboyant Sally). The actress, who died of cancer last January, was close pals with Moss and, in the episode, he talks about getting the call that she was near death and praying she'd wait until he could see her one last time. "And she did," Moss tells Edward. "I walked in and about four minutes later, after I was with her alone, she died in my arms. I felt her pass through me. It was an amazing feeling." A curious note: In tribute to Conley, B&B has kept Sally alive off screen but, in the reading with Edward, Conley claims that'll change and lead to a great story line. A B&B rep tells me Sally will be seen Nov. 1 in flashbacks that coincide with a nifty plot twist, but says...
The Bold and the Beautiful courtesy of Cliff Lipson/CBS
He was a prime suspect in the famous "Who Shot J.R.?" plot on Dallas. Now Patrick Duffy is returning to CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful for another big shooting. His character, gadabout dad Stephen Logan, will be paged back to town in November by his daughter Donna (Jennifer Gareis). "The Logan clan is being horribly abused by Stephanie Forrester [Susan Flannery] and Donna wants her father to stir the pot," says exec producer Brad Bell. Stephen has no idea that his eldest daughter, Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang), was recently raped or that sicko Stephanie had a hand in it. So expect fireworks. "For years this family has been ashamed to be Logans," Bell notes. "Now they're going to rise up proudly and combat this oppressive woman." Can we safely assume it's Steph who takes the bullet? Bell is mum except to say, "It's a shocker." Reporting by Michael Logan
Sean Kanan by John Sciulli/WireImage.com
Not 24 hours after news of General Hospital starlet Kirsten Storms' own DUI arrest broke, TMZ is reporting that daytime-TV journeyman and onetime Karate Kid nemesis Sean Kanan was busted on August 18 by the LAPD, on suspicion of driving under the influence. Kanan, whose soap resume includes turns as The Bold and the Beautiful's Deacon Sharpe and GH's alcoholic A.J. Quartermaine, posted $30,000 bail after being charged with two counts, including driving with a blood alcohol level of .08-plus. Due back in court on Monday, he faces a max of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine, per count. This being Kanan's second DUI offense (the first came in '98), it carries a minimum jail stint of 96 hours. A spokesperson for Kanan had no comment to TMZ.
Smashface Productions' Zadi Diaz with celeb vlogger Dan McVicar at the Halloween Vlog Fest
This past Saturday, about a hundred members of the "vlogging" (that's video plus blogging) community gathered in Santa Monica to partake in the second-annual Halloween Vlog Fest, cosponsored by TV Guide and Yahoo!.
The West Coast Yahoo! campus offices were transformed from their regular corporate look into a festive Halloween-themed party complete with cobwebs, black and orange balloons, fake (phew!) spiders, and a tombstone that curiously kept falling over during the early parts of the evening. (Hmm, paging Jennifer Love Hewitt?) There was also plenty of Halloween candy, but guests seemed more interested in the black-and-white fortune cookies provided by Chin Chin, a popular L.A. eatery that catered the gala with spring rolls, noodles in peanut sauce, and its famous Chinese chicken salad.
New-media producers Steve Woolf and Zadi Diaz of
First things first AC Slaters got a nice ass Did I ever think Id type that anywhere I suppose thats what you get when you spend most of your time Dancing with the Stars and being Bold Beautiful I think youll all agree that Mario Lopez has aged quite well Whether I buy him as a plastic surgeon is a different story I did like that Marios character Dr Mike told Christian how hes able to look so good besides working out every day I dont eat And more dialogue I found extremely true Im 33 Basic metabolic rates slow down every decade after 30 Tell me about it I am always a Debbie Downer when my friends turn that age and I say to them Happy 30th get ready for back fat Cue Debbie Downer noise Thanks Debbie The first shot of Mario exercising at the gym was reminiscent of his Greg Louganis TV-movie You knew that as soon as Sean told Christian he didnt want to perform the liposuction Christian wanted hed seek help elsewhere Then lo and beho
Ever since The Young and the Restless wrapped the Tom Fisher murder case, Ted Shackelford — aka Genoa City prosecutor Will Bardwell — has been MIA. No worries, though. The Knots Landing grad returns when Will is needed to tackle legal issues that arise from Jabot Cosmetics selling tainted moisturizer.
Side note: Since Y&R
and The Bold and the Beautiful
both tape at L.A.'s CBS Television City, Shackelford is sure to run into Patrick Duffy
, who played his brother on Dallas
. It's Gary and Bobby, together again! (Just to refresh your memory, Duffy has been cast as Brooke's father