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It may not quite be the scenario that fans had been hoping for, but Don Diamont has landed a new daytime gig. The Bold and the Beautiful has hired the former star of The Young and the Restless for a newly created role. Diamont had appeared as Brad Carlton on Y&R for nearly 25 years before the character was killed off last month.
Joanna Johnson returns to The Bold and the Beautiful next month. The original cast member reprises her role as Karen Spencer. The return helps usher in the arrival of Bill Spencer, Jr., her previously unmentioned brother. Since leaving B&B, Johnson has focused on behind-the-scenes work.
If you've been reading various Internet web sites over the past few weeks, by now you've seen the reports that Hunter Tylo is leaving The Bold and the Beautiful. The reason, according to posts, is lack of storyline. Or, according to others, the actress is too much of a diva. The problem, however, is that none of these posted messages are truthful.
It's becoming a far too common talk: domestic violence. Hunter Tylo's name has been added to the discussions taking place at dinner tables and other gathering places. It has recently been revealed that Tylo filed for a restraining order against her boyfriend. Court papers claim Corey Cofield had abused Tylo and her children.
The Bold and the Beautiful's Winsor Harmon is reportedly in a bit of trouble over failure to make payments on his car loan. Citing court documents filed against the actor, a popular celebrity scandal web site says that Harmon owes more than $30,000. Harmon joined B&B 12 years ago.
Rumors of mass firings at General Hospital are turning out to be the worst kind of rumors -- they're true. Former Y&R star Rick Hearst and relative GH newcomer, Megan Ward, have both been taken off contract with the ABC soap. Both performers have agreed to stick around in a recurring basis, but it's unclear for how long. Meanwhile, whispers that more cuts are coming are getting louder.
Martha Byrne has found a new job -- two of them, actually. The actress recently started work as a member of the writing team of The Bold and the Beautiful. Now, the actress is also returning to television in front of the camera. The two-time Emmy winner has landed a recurring role on General Hospital.
Forget about seeing Rick Hearst on a recurring basis on General Hospital. Just a month after the actor was downgraded to recurring status comes word that the three-time Emmy winner is leaving GH -- permanently. The Bold and the Beautiful has expressed an interest in the actor, as has Guiding Light.
Next week, Don Diamont first airs in his new role on The Bold and the Beautiful. After 25 years with The Young and the Restless, Diamont fell victim to the show's budget cuts and his alter ego was killed off. Now, Diamont sits down to talk about his new role, Bill Spencer, Jr.
Rick Hearst has left the building. Less than two months after news broke that Hearst had been taken off contract comes word that he's taped his final General Hospital scenes. Fans can take heart in known that he's already hard at work on his "new" role on The Bold and the Beautiful.
Rick Hearst has reported back to work at The Bold and the Beautiful. It was less than a month ago that word first broke that B&B was interested in hiring the then-soon-to-be-exiting General Hospital star. Hearst, a three-time Emmy winner, previously appeared on B&B in 2002.
While Guiding Light's future has not officially determined, Gina Tognoni appears to be hedging her bets. The two-time Emmy winner reportedly has several job offers -- including one from B&B -- in the event that GL isn't picked up by another network. Before joining GL, Tognoni appeared on ABC's One Life to Live.
R&B superstar, Usher, has petitioned a Georgia court for divorce from his wife of two years. Usher appeared on The Bold and the Beautiful more than a decade ago in the role of Raymond.
Donna Logan, come on down! The Bold and the Beautiful and The Price is Right take part in a three-day crossover event this week when fictional characters appear on the real-world game show -- and real-life B&B actors visit a taping of The Price is Right to help engaged couples celebrate.
Days of our Lives star Arianne Zucker and her husband, B&B star former DAYS star, Kyle Lowder, have announced that they are expecting a child. The couple met on the DAYS set and were married in 2002.
When Rick Hearst airs for the final time on General Hospital this week, he wants fans to know it wasn't because he disliked working on the ABC soap. His much-hyped exit, however, may leave fans a little disappointed. Hearst has called Port Charles home since 2002. He makes his return to B&B next month.
The Young and the Restless is about to get a little bolder. Television's top-rated soap has signed former General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful star Sean Kanan. Kanan will reprise his B&B role in Genoa City, where he will reunite with another former B&B character, Amber Moore.
For more than a year, B&B fans have been wondering if Marcus Walton's dad would be coming to town. Every few months, rumors have surfaced that he would -- but those rumors never panned out. Now, it looks as if Jerry Walton really is headed to Los Angeles.
Rick Hearst recently brought Whipple Jones back to The Bold and the Beautiful. Many fans wondered why the actor would jump ship from General Hospital after a seven years absence. According to Hearst, the answer is easy: this is a great time to be a B&B cast member.
Read comprehenseive coverage of this year's Daytime Emmy Awards, including all the winners, Red Carpet photos, interviews and more. Plus, learn more about The Bold and the Beautiful's win as Outstanding Drama Series.
Lesli Kay will bring Molly McKinnon back to Oakdale in the weeks ahead. The actress, who left As the World Turns five years ago, won an Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy in 2001. Since leaving ATWT, Kay has appeared on General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful
For months, fans of The Bold and the Beautiful have wondered why the show hasn't introduced Marcus' father. Well, B&B fans, get ready for the big reveal. Aaron D. Spears hits town as Justin Barber later this month, and he recently talked to Soap Central about his new gig.
Three-time Emmy winner Sarah Brown will join the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful next month. The actress has been cast in a newly created role, a role that she almost was unable to secure. How the actress ultimately landed the part is somewhat surprising.
B&B actress Hunter Tylo has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a worker at an agency that treated her son, Michael. According to the lawsuit, Tylo alleges that medical advice given by that worker led to the drowning death of her son.
Daytime veteran Sean Kanan is "livid" over anonymous Internet postings claiming that he was fired from The Young and the Restless. The actor is speaking out in a new interview and asserts that fans haven't seen the last of Deacon in Genoa City. The actor joined Y&R earlier this year. He has appeared previously on General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful.
He been nominated as the sexiest man on daytime television for ten consecutive years in Soap Central's annual Dankies Awards. Now, Diamont has the backing of People magazine, which has proclaimed him one of the sexiest men alive.
Hunter Tylo was married in a private ceremony in Las Vegas last month. It marks the third marriage for Tylo, who earlier this year made news due to a reportedly abusive relationship with her then-boyfriend.