Thursday, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL left fans crying out in frustration with a cliffhanger that left the future of Forrester Creations in question. But Friday, Eric revealed that he had decided Ridge not Rick should become the company's new CEO. This set off a heated debate in the Twitterverse as to whether or not Eric made the right call. (Folks also wondered what the heck Maya was doing in the meeting, other than stirring up trouble, but that's another matter entirely!) So here's your chance to sound off: Do you agree with Eric's decision? Why or why not? Let's hear your thoughts in the comments!
As we reported last month, a bunch of former contestants of the CBS reality series BIG BROTHER will be appearing on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL in a couple of special Halloween-themed episodes scheduled to air on Thursday, October 30, and Friday, October 31. And if you don't want to wait that long, you can watch a special preview of the party above!
Shari Shattuck (ex-Ashley, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) would like you to know she's starring in a new horror movie opening just in time for Halloween! Scream At The Devil opens on Friday, October 24 at the Laemmle 7 in North Hollywood, CA. Special Halloween screenings will feature a costume contest with prizes, so come out and support independent movie making! Click here to visit the Web site for tickets, a preview and more info about the flick! (Soap fans might also recognize Kiko Ellsworth (ex-Stan, GENERAL HOSPITAL; Jamal, PORT CHARLES) in the trailer!)
Marie Wilson, who is best known to CBS soap fans as AS THE WORLD TURNS' Meg and ABC soap fans as GENERAL HOSPITAL and PORT CHARLES' Karen, is adding a new soap to her resume! Starting this Halloween, the actress will be joining DAYS OF OUR LIVES as Bree, an old acquaintance of Hope's who also shares a past with Aiden. So look for her arrival in Salem to bring up some of the darker side of Aiden's history and throw quite the monkey wrench into his budding relationship with Hope!
Congratulations to AS THE WORLD TURNS alum Matthew Morrison (Adam), who married longtime girlfriend Renee Puente over the weekend! According to People.com, the actor (best known as Will Shuester on GLEE) tied the knot with the beauty in an intimate ceremony held on the island of Maui, Hawaii. You can see a photo of the newlyweds by clicking here.
"Conquered Hurricane Ana and got married!" the actor tweeted. "Most amazing week ever." Best wishes to the happy couple!
Jennifer Gareis (Donna, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL) is once more returning to Genoa City as Grace Turner! The actress, who reprised her role as Nick's naughty ex-lover in August, will pop back up on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS on Thursday, November 13. The buzz is that Gareis' summer appearance on Y&R was so successful that the show extended another invitation to the actress, who currently recurs on sister soap B&B. "I love playing bad girls," Gareis has told In Depth. "It's just so much fun because you never know what they're going to do next! They're always conniving and manipulative." No word on how long Gareis will be on the scene this time, but don't be surprised if she continues to reprise Grace on occasion!
THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS will bring back a familiar face in November when Julianne Morris returns to Genoa City as Amy Wilson. (Soap fans might also remember the actress as DAYS OF OUR LIVES' "Swamp Girl" Greta.) In the late '90s, Amy was a friend of Sharon's who dated Nick and then went a little bit crazy after Matt raped her and she shot him. What brings Amy back to town, and how will she affect Nick and Sharon's lives now? Give us your best guesses in the comments!
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THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Don Diamont (Bill) will be in Bloomington, Indiana this weekend to cheer on his son, Alexander, when he takes the field as starting quarterback for the University of Indiana Hoosiers in a game against eighth-ranked Michigan State!
The actor says his son's college football debut took everyone completely by surprise. The team had hoped to "redshirt" Alexander (who goes by "Zander") this season [meaning not playing him to ensure that the freshman would be eligible for four subsequent years], but recent injuries to two other Hoosier quarterbacks forced coach Kevin Wilson's hand.
"Here we go, it's batter up, as they say," notes Diamont, jokingly mixing his sports metaphors. "Alexander is now the starting quarterback for the Hoosiers as a true freshman."
Though it's undoubtedly a lot of pressure to step in for the first time against a team that's ranked number one, defensively, in the Big Ten, Diamont says he knows his son will more than rise to the challenge. "I have a belief in my son, and I get emotional even saying it," Diamont tells In Depth with a faltering voice. "I just know he's going to go out there and compete his heart out. I think he'll show flashes of greatness, and he may make some mistakes, but he's going to be fiercely competitive. He will leave it all out there and give it everything he's got."
The game will be televised on Saturday, October 18, at 3:30 p.m. EST on ESPN, and you may even catch a glimpse of the actor in the broadcast if things go well for the rookie quarterback. "I cry every time I say this," says Diamont, "but Alexander did say to me 'Daddy, when I throw a touchdown, make sure you get down by the railing because I'm going to hand the ball to you.'"
At the end of today's episode of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, a sneak preview was shown for tomorrow's show -- and viewers caught a glimpse of Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe), who will be returning for the one-year anniversary of Delia's death.