Recently in October 2010

Jones Bumped, Lloyd Upped!


THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL viewers can expect to see a little less of Ashley Jones (Bridget) come December, and a bit more of Stephanie's new pal, Dayzee, played by soap newcomer Kristolyn Lloyd. Jones, who joined the soap in 2004, has been bumped to recurring status, effective mid-December. A B&B spokesperson explains that the decision was mutually agreed upon, and that Bridget will still be seen.

Meanwhile, Lloyd, who joined the soap's cast earlier this month as a homeless woman whom Stephanie befriends, will be placed on contract in December.

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ATWT's Lucy Heads To AMC!


After weeks of searching for an actress to replace Brittany Allen as Marissa, ALL MY CHILDREN has finally tapped a recast: AS THE WORLD TURNS alum Sarah Glendening (Lucy)! Glending will step into the contract role beginning Tuesday, December 21, while Allen's final appearance as Krystal's daughter will be on Monday, December 20.

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Ex-GL Star Gives Stephanie "Hope"!


Elvera Roussel, who played Hope Bauer Spaulding on GUIDING LIGHT from 1979-84, appears as a nurse on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL for a two-episode stint starting Wednesday, November 17. The actress will share screen time with Susan Flannery (Stephanie) and John McCook (Eric).

During her two-day B&B gig, Roussel also crossed paths off-camera with fellow GL alum Rick Hearst (Whip; Alan-Michael, GL). Although their characters were mother and son on GL, Roussel and Hearst never worked together on that soap. "Rick's always been marvelously loving and gracious. We've exchanged information and I hope we stay in touch," Roussel shares.

"I'm now hooked on B&B," the actress adds. "The writing is fantastic and the production values are amazing." As regular viewers of B&B know, Stephanie's been going through a medical crisis in her current storyline. "It's very important to share with viewers the realities of life," Roussel notes. "No matter how glamorous your life may seem everyone has to deal with reality."

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Tristan Rogers Joins Y&R!


A rep for THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS confirms that Tristan Rogers (ex-Robert, GENERAL HOSPITAL) is joining the top-rated drama as Colin. The recurring character — described as someone who has a "dark secret" and a "threatening agenda" — is set to debut on Wednesday, December 8.

There's speculation that Rogers, given his Australian heritage, will interact with fellow Aussie actors Daniel Goddard (Cane) and Paul Leyden (Blake). Tune in to find out!

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Cast Your Vote!


We're still working on getting the polls officially up and running, so once again, we invite you to vote in the comments below if using snail mail to the address in the magazine doesn't give you enough instant gratification. Just answer the questions and name your favorite actor, actress and couple!

But please remember, only vote once for each set of questions. Not once per week, not per day, like with the regular automated poll. Multiple votes will be deleted and not counted!

THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL: Do you think Stephanie is really going to die?

THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS: Is Sofia a better match with Malcolm or Neil?

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On Sale October 25

1045cover2.jpgGrab the latest CBS issue of Soaps In Depth to find out what happens on Y&R when Nikki wakes up in bed with Deacon! Will Victor get her the help she needs or will the blonde's scheming "friends" mean the end of Genoa City's favorite supercouple? Then, we draw on the deliciously soapy costumes of B&B to offer a few wardrobe ideas for Halloween. Finally, Y&R's Jess Walton dishes on Jill's latest turn as Lauren Fenmore's long-lost sister. Get all these exclusive stories — plus previews from all your favorite shows — only in the new CBS edition of Soaps In Depth, on sale now!

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It's A Soap Star Spectacular!

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Calling all soap fans in the Carolinas: Ten of CBS' most popular performers are headed to Myrtle Beach and Raleigh for the Soap Star Spectacular! Christian Jules LeBlanc (Michael, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) will play host to cast mates Jeanne Cooper (Katherine), Sharon Case (Sharon), Billy Miller (Billy), Michael Muhney (Adam), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) and Maura West (Diane), as well as THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Don Diamont (Bill) and Brandon Beemer (Owen) and GUIDING LIGHT's Kim Zimmer (Reva; now Echo, ONE LIFE TO LIVE)!

The events will happen on Saturday, November 20, at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and on Sunday, November 21, at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh, NC. Both dates include a main event (with tickets priced at $36) that feature a Q&A session, behind-the-scenes stories told by the actors themselves and randomly-selected audience members will get to act out scenes from the soaps! Plus, fans who want more time with the stars can purchase tickets to a pre-show VIP session for $110 and get personal autographs, take pictures with the actors and get priority seating for the Soap Star Spectacular.

To learn more about the Soap Star Spectacular, click here!

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Newman To Appear On CRIMINAL MINDS!


Tune in to the Wednesday, November 3, episode of CRIMINAL MINDS to see guest star Robert Newman (Josh, GUIDING LIGHT)! In the episode titled "Middle Man," Newman plays Sheriff Salters, a no-nonsense former Marine who is a force to be reckoned with. After three exotic dancers, all from different counties across Indiana, vanish from work and are later found murdered, the BAU team is called in to investigate when a fourth woman is missing. Sheriff Salters reluctantly agrees to help with the case, and tensions rise between him and Unit Chief Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner -- played by AS THE WORLD TURNS alum Thomas Gibson (Derek) -- when Hotch confronts the him about a mole in the Sheriff's Department leaking information to the killers. ALL MY CHILDREN's Melissa Claire Egan (Annie) also appears in the episode as a dancer named Tara. CRIMINAL MINDS airs on CBS at 9 p.m. EST.

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CBS Darling Moves To ABC's Llanview!


ONE LIFE TO LIVE has tapped AS THE WORLD TURNS fan favorite Terri Colombino (Katie) to play the contract role of Aubrey. Described as a free spirit with a "proper breeding," Aubrey is rumored to have ties to a Llanview man. Look for Colombino to make her OLTL debut in late November... which just happens to be the month when Tom Degnan (Adam, ATWT) takes over as Joey Buchanan! Stay tuned!

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Daytime Power Couple Celebrates Marriage Milestone!


Who says soap romances don't last? Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki, THE YOUNG &THE RESTLESS) and Edward J. Scott (producer, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL) are celebrating today, Tuesday, October 12, 25 years of wedded bliss!

To honor the occasion, Mrs. Scott shares her thoughts on her show business marriage with Soaps In Depth.

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Details on Hearst's CASTLE Role!

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Remember when THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Rick Hearst (Whip; ex-Ric, GENERAL HOSPITAL) announced that he'd booked a role on CASTLE? Well, now Soaps In Depth has the scoop on his episode of the hit ABC crime drama!

The actor will play Dr. Elliot Lefcourt, a wealthy anesthesiologist from the tony New York City suburb of Westchester, and Ever Carradine plays his wife, Mirielle, in "Murder Most Fowl." His character gets drawn into the mystery when problems from his beautiful new wife's past marriage lead Castle (played by ONE LIFE TO LIVE's Nathan Fillion, [ex-Joey], of course!) and Beckett to a shocking discovery. Is the dashing Dr. Lefcourt being truthful with the police... or is he part of a bigger conspiracy? "The great thing about Nathan is that it doesn't matter," Hearst tells In Depth of working with the daytime alum-turned-primetime star. "He greets everyone [so warmly.] He'll say, 'Welcome, welcome!' He's like the Pied Piper of that place."

Hearst's episode will air on Monday, November 8, at 10 p.m. EST.

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THE PRACTICE Star Gives Kevin Some Help!


THE PRACTICE star Michael Badalucco heads to THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS this week! The Emmy winner will first air on Wednesday, October 13, as James Hogan, a tough bookie who helps Jeff and Kevin come up with money to save Gloworm.

"[Hogan] has a heart with compassion and doesn't want to be mean all the time, but he's a businessman," Badalucco tells Soaps In Depth. If things have to be done, they have to be taken care of. What are you going to do?"

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Cast Your Vote!


As you may have noticed, the new is still a work in progress, so there are some features missing, like the polls! And while you can always cast your vote by dropping us some snail mail at the address printed in the magazine, we understand that some of you would prefer to make your voices heard online. So while we continue working on getting the real poll section up and running, we invite you to answer the following questions and vote for your favorite actor, actress and couple by commenting below. And please — one vote per reader for each week's set of questions (not one vote per day — we don't want to crash our new site with too many comments!).

THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL: Should Owen leave Jackie for Bridget?

THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS: Can Victor split up Billy and Victoria?

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Exiting Y&R Hunk Lines Up Next Gig... With Former B&B Star!


Thad Luckinbill doesn't make his final appearance as THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' J.T. until Friday, November 5, but the soap hunk already has a new project in the works! Soaps In Depth can report that Luckinbill has landed the lead role in an upcoming Hallmark Channel Original Movie! Randall Reunion Races will also star TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL's Roma Downey and THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY mom Shirley Jones (ex-Colleen, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) -- and THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL alumna Kayla Ewell (ex-Caitlin) will be playing Luckinbill's wife. Production begins next week in Los Angeles, and the movie is scheduled to air in 2011.

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On Sale October 11

1043.jpg Grab the latest CBS issue of Soaps In Depth to find out what happens on Y&R when Diane returns to town with Jack's son, Kyle, in tow. Will she put a stop to Phyllis and Jack's romance before it even gets a chance to start? Then, we talk to B&B's Scott Clifton (Liam) and find out how he's eased into his role as the show's youngest Spencer. Finally, Amelia Heinle reveals how she balances family life with life as Y&R's Victoria. Get all these exclusive stories -- plus previews from all your favorite shows -- only in the new CBS edition of Soaps In Depth, on sale now!

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Rinna Bares It All!


You've seen Lisa Rinna (ex-Billie, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) on the red carpet, on DANCING WITH THE STARS and as the former host of SOAPnet's SOAPTALK as the glamorous woman with the smokin' hot figure. Now, the performer takes off the makeup and takes viewers into her real life as a wife, working mother, author, and entrepreneur -- and that of the parallel experiences of her hunky husband, Harry Hamlin (LA LAW), in the new docudrama HARRY LOVES LISA. "We created a show about our life, our essence and who we are," Rinna previews. "It's just really fun, and I really hope that people are entertained by it." The series premieres Wednesday, October 6, at 10 p.m. EST on TV Land. For more from Rinna, including the scoop on her scandalous new book, Starlit: A Novel (also released this week), check out the feature interview with the actress in an upcoming issue of Soaps In Depth.

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Chow Down With Your Favorite Soap Stars!


Would you like to wrap your taste buds around an out-of-this-world Eggplant Parmesan? Got a craving for a decadent Dutch Apple Pie? How about a bite of a healthy Protein-Packed Veggie Burger or a mouthful of exotic Lobster Cantonese? Whatever your appetite longs for, Soap Dishes: The Cookbook has got it! GENERAL HOSPITAL's Steve Burton (Jason) and Derk Cheetwood (Max) have joined forces and gathered culinary masterpieces from 35 of today's most popular soap stars from all three networks and all six shows, including THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL and THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS. "When Derk and I lived together a lot of years ago, he did all the cooking. He was my wife before my wife was my wife!" Burton laughs. "We thought a cookbook with all of our friends was a great idea, so we said, 'Let's do it!'" The end result is 200-plus pages of great recipes, personal photos and stories that take an intimate look into each celebrity's life. For ordering information and a full list of participating stars, visit A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Desi Geestman Foundation, which provides financial and emotional support to pediatric cancer patients and their families.

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Walk Down Genoa City's Memory Lane!


Before CBS' new daytime chatfest, THE TALK, debuts on Monday, October 18, the network will air encores of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS at 2:00 p.m. EST, during the week of October 11. The powerful episodes selected to air are emotionally relevant to storylines currently unfolding in Genoa City and include:

Monday, October 11: The 36th Anniversary episode from March 2009
Tuesday, October 12: Billy & Chloe's wedding from April 2009
Wednesday, October 13: The New Year's Eve episode from December 2009
Thursday, October 14: Michael & Lauren's wedding from December 2005
Friday, October 15: Merry-Go-Round/House Of Mirrors from May 2010

And since new episodes will air as scheduled in the soap's regular timeslot all week long, it's a double dose of Y&R!

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Date Change For Evans!

Mary_Beth_Evans10722.jpg Don't miss Mary Beth Evans (Sierra, AS THE WORLD TURNS; Kayla, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) when she guest stars on CBS' CRIMINAL MINDS tomorrow night! In the episode titled "Remembrance Of Things Past," the murders of several young women prompt Rossi to revisit a cold case from years past. Evans plays Candice DeLilly, the mother of one of the victims. "It was funny because I knew something had happened to my daughter but I didn't know what," Evans reveals. "I went in for the audition and I asked if a character that's related to me is alive or dead. They laughed and explained, 'It's CRIMINAL MINDS. They're always dead!'"

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Borlenghi Suits Up For Primetime!


Catch Matt Borlenghi (ex-Brian, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Ziggy, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL) when he guest stars on ABC Family's new sitcom, MELISSA & JOEY. In the episode titled "Seol Man," Borlenghi portrays a hard-nosed city attorney with whom Melissa (played by Melissa Joan Hart) locks horns. "She's a city councilwoman, and I'm making her provide proof of citizenship for her domestic help -- like her manny, Joey (played by Joey Lawrence)!" Borlenghi confides. "I was really impressed with how solid this new show is already." Tune in Tuesday, October 5, at 8 p.m. EST.

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B&B Hunk Lands Primetime Role!

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THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Rick Hearst (Whip) has announced via his Twitter page that he's landed a primetime guest spot! "Booked an episode of CASTLE!" he revealed. "Shoots October 7th! Nice little role!" As soon as we find out when Hearst's episode will air, we'll let you know!

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