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The Bold and the Beautiful-related news from 2006
It's impossible to keep up with all of the twists and turns from the world of soaps. Luckily, soapcentral.com has done it for you. Our News Archive has a listing of every news story ever posted on our site.
Here are some of the news stories posted on soapcentral.com during 2006 that focus on The Bold and the Beautiful or past and present B&B performers. To read any of the articles listed below, simply click on the appropriate link.


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What was the biggest B&B news story of 2006?
 JUL: Dissatisfied Joseph Mascolo walks away from B&B.   23% 
 MAR: Patrick Duffy is latest Dallas start to appear on B&B.   22% 
 OCT: Betty White, Alley Mills cast as Stephanie's family.   17% 
 DEC: Former DAYS favorite Lowder cast as B&B's Rick.   12% 
 NOV: Darlene Conley diagnosed with stomach cancer.   12% 
 OCT: Antonio Sabato Jr. to exit B&B after year-and-a-hald run.   10% 
 FEB: Mario Lopez added to cast, but is written out by July.   3% 
 JUN: Mauzy cast as only one of B&B's twins return.   1% 
 Other   1% 

   
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January 2006
Young star Drew Tyler Bell (Thomas Forrester) has been downgraded to recurring status.
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January 2006
Forget what you read elsewhere - Lesley-Anne Down (Jacqueline Payne) is not leaving The Bold and the Beautiful. Though talks did go down to the wire between the actress and network executives, a B&B spokesperson confirms that Down has inked a new contract with the show.
Mario Lopez
February 2006
Actor Mario Lopez has found that, for him, success comes along with the word "bell." The former Saved by the Bell star will join the cast of the Bradley Bell-penned soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, next month.
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March 2006
The Bold and the Beautiful will once again be visiting Dallas. But don't expect to see prairies and cattle farms, because the CBS soap will not be doing an on-location shoot. Former primetime soap star Patrick Duffy (ex-Bobby Ewing) will be joining the cast next month. And no, this is not a dream.
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May 2006
The Bold and the Beautiful created quite a stir when back in March the show announced that former Dallas star Patrick Duffy (Stephen Logan) would be joining the cast. But in spite of the hubbub caused by the announcement, Duffy will soon be on his way out.
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June 2006
Former Guiding Light star MacKenzie Mauzy (ex-Lizzie Spaulding) will join the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful next month in the role of Phoebe Forrester. Mauzy takes over the role previously held by Addison Hoover.
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July 2006
It's been only a few months since former "Save By the Bell" star Mario Lopez (Christian Ramirez) joined the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful. However, the heartthrob's on-screen time has been non-existent and the show has now confirmed that the actor has been let go.
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July 2006
After months of little or no story, a spokesperson for Joseph Mascolo (Massimo Marone) has confirmed that the actor has decided not to renew his contract with The Bold and the Beautiful.
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August 2006
Last year, Ben Hogestyn made a bold decision last year to tackle the role of a gay teen on ABC's General Hospital. Now the actor has made a Bold move: he has inked a contract to appear on CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful.
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September 2006
Emmy-nominated actor William deVry is returning to daytime television - but not to ABC's All My Children where he menaced nearly all of the residents of Pine Valley. This time around deVry will have a decidedly less wicked role on CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful.
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October 2006
Almost a year-and-a-half ago, The Bold and the Beautiful made waves by announcing that it had signed former General Hospital star Antonio Sabáto Jr. to a contract. Now the CBS soap is again making waves - but this time it is for announcing that Sabáto will be exiting the show.


Mario Van Peebles
October 2006
Despite an earlier statement to the contrary, Joseph Mascolo (ex-Stefano DiMera) appears destined to return to Days of our Lives later this year. A long-time member of the Days of our Lives family, Mascolo made news in 2001 when, after departing DAYS amid a contract dispute, the actor joined the cast of rival CBS soap, The Bold and the Beautiful.
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October 2006
The Bold and the Beautiful will be getting a little more "golden" next month with the addition of two very well-known veteran actresses. Betty White and Alley Mills join the cast in short-term roles, but these roles will be very much central to the show's ongoing storylines.
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November 2006
Though practically a newcomer to The Bold and the Beautiful, Ben Hogestyn (Harry Jackson) finds himself on the chopping block. The actor, who joined the show just three months ago, has been dropped to recurring status.
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November 2006
Darlene Conley (Sally Spectra) is recuperating from surgery after a routine examination revealed that the actress had cancer. Conley was diagnosed with stomach cancer in November and underwent immediate surgery.
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December 2006
The Bold and the Beautiful is making news for recasting a role - and for snagging a big name star from a rival soap. The CBS soap has confirmed that former Days of our Lives star Kyle Lowder (ex-Brady Black) will join the soap next month in the role of Rick Forrester.
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