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BACHELOR Hunk Returns To B&B!

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THE BACHELOR is back! Jake Pavelka announced via Twitter that he'd be returning to THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL. "We will see you very soon on daytime's "The Bold and the Beautiful," he tweeted.

A spokesperson for the soap confirms that the ABC reality star -- and real-life pilot -- will be back as the Forrester pilot. Pavelka will be on set this Thursday and Friday, taping scenes to air Thursday, October 6, and Tuesday, October 11.

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Y&R Bad Boy Pens A Good Guy's Guide To Living

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THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Deacon may not be the type of guy mothers want their daughters to marry, but in real life, his portrayer, Sean Kanan, has written a guide with plenty of good advice and tips for today's man. The Modern Gentleman Cooking And Entertaining With Sean Kanan is available starting Tuesday, September 13. "I don't want people to think this is another cookbook by a celebrity," Kanan tells Soaps In Depth. "Yes, it started out as a 'cookbook' and there are recipes in it, but the last thing that this is is a cookbook. I wanted to write a book that would help people with relationships."

Kanan's tome advises men on how to maneuver in today's ever-changing world. "Men have never had a mentor," the actor muses. "Women have had Oprah and Martha Stewart, but men have never had anyone to teach them a lot of the stuff that women wish they knew how to do."

In addition to recipes, Kanan offers advice on everything from how men should treat women to how guys can set the dinner table. "I'm tired of hearing my friends say that they're a nice guy and can't get a date. My book deals with dating, sexual politics and flower arranging. I ever have a chapter on 'sexting.'"

The actor plans to juggle his on-going Y&R role while doing a book tour. Check the schedule below and www.SeanKananTheModernGentleman.com to see if Kanan's coming to a bookstore near you! The book is also available on Amazon.com.

Thursday, September 15
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The Drama Book Shop
250 W. 40th Street, NYC
212-944-0595
www.thedramabookshop.com

Thursday, September 22
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Barnes & Noble (Bookstar)
12136 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA
818-505-9528

Sunday, October 9
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Just Fabulous
515 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA
760-864-1300
www.bjustfabulous.com

Saturday, October 15
Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Women's Expo 2011 Presented by Views & Voices
Shenango Valley Mall
3303 East State Street, Hermitage, PA
724-981-6100 Ext. 228
www.viewsandvoices.com

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Y&R's Graziadei Pulls Double Duty

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Billy Miller (Billy) isn't the only THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS hunk who will be moonlighting in a primetime series this fall. Michael Graziadei (Daniel) has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming FX drama AMERICAN HORROR STORY, starring Dylan McDermott and Connie Britton as a Ben and Vivien Harmon who, along with their teenaged daughter, move into a Los Angeles mansion that is haunted by a parade of creepy former residents. Graziadei will be playing the much-younger boyfriend of two-time Academy Award winner Jessica Lange, who plays the Harmons' nosy neighbor, Constance, in the thriller.

As with Miller, Graziadei's schedules for the two shows will work around one another, and he will not be exiting the soap. AMERICAN HORROR STORY is set to debut Wednesday, October 5, at 10 p.m. EST.

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Morgan's Y&R Debut Set!

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Her character name has yet to be announced, but an air date has been set for soap vet Debbi Morgan's first appearance on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS! The actress who plays ALL MY CHILDREN's Angie will tape her first Y&R episode on Thursday, September 1, and will first be seen on-screen on Friday, October 7. AMC is scheduled to wrap production at ABC next week.

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ATWT's Dawson Is Getting Hitched!

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AS THE WORLD TURNS fan favorite Trent Dawson (Henry) will soon be playing a new role for life: husband! The actor announced on his Facebook page that he and longtime girlfriend Sharron Kearney are engaged to be married! Congratulations!

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Two Y&R Stars Cast On RINGER!

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Two stars from THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS have booked gigs on the upcoming CW drama RINGER, starring soap alum Sarah Michelle Gellar (ex-Kendall, ALL MY CHILDREN) as Bridget, a young woman on the run who has taken on the identity of her late twin sister, Siobhan. Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) will guest-star in an episode of the anticipated series, and Billy Miller (Billy) has booked a recurring role on the drama!

According to TV Guide, Miller will play Charlie, who encounters recovering addict Bridget at a Narcotics Anonymous meeting. (Miller's recently renegotiated contract with Y&R reportedly offers the opportunity to do outside projects.) RINGER will debut on Tuesday, September 13, at 9 p.m., and Miller is due to make his first appearance in the fifth episode. There's no air date yet for Stafford's episode.

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Thorne Rumors Squashed!

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Recent on-line rumors have speculated that THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL is replacing Winsor Harmon (Thorne) with the character's original portrayer, Jeff Trachta, this fall. The real scoop? Harmon's not going anywhere! In fact, viewers will soon be seeing a lot more of him!

A B&B spokesperson was quick to debunk the rumor that Trachta, who left the show back in 1996, was making a comeback. "There is absolutely no truth to this," says the show rep. "Winsor is such a big part of the B&B family, and he's actually got some really good story coming up."

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Cast Your Vote #37

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*** VOTING HAS CLOSED FOR THIS ROUND ***

It's time once again to express your opinions about your favorite CBS soaps! Since the official magazine polls still aren't quite ready yet, we once again ask you to cast your vote in the comments below to answer this issue's questions and name your favorite actor, actress and couple.

Also, if you'd like to expand upon your answers, feel free, but remember that any comments left here may be considered for publication in the magazine. Any extra comments that have nothing to do with this week's poll questions should be directed to our Message Boards section!

Now, on to this issue's questions:

THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL: Will Amber and Rosey get in the way of Marcus and Dayzee's happiness?

THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS: Should Lily pursue Daniel or reunite with Cane?

Please note that the cut-off date for your votes to be counted will be Thursday, September 1.

And PLEASE -- vote only ONCE. That's once per ISSUE, meaning one vote for this article's comments. Not once per day or once per week. Just ONCE.

MULTIPLE VOTES FROM THE SAME USER WILL BE DELETED AND NOT COUNTED, SO DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME AND OURS. THANK YOU.

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Wedding Bells Are Ringing For B&B Star!

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THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Heather Tom (Katie) exclusively confirms to Soaps In Depth that after nearly 15 years together, she and beau James Achor will be tying the knot next month! In Depth hears that following their mid-September wedding, the couple will honeymoon in the Polynesian paradise Bora Bora.

The actress first met the musician when she saw his band perform, but Achor had a girlfriend at the time. When their paths crossed again five years later, both were single, and they've been together ever since! "He has my back on everything. James is 100 percent on my side, and I think that's what I appreciate the most about him," Tom shares of her companion.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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Chapman Heads To The Stage!

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Fans who've been lamenting that Gloria's presence on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS has been reduced to stints in jail, wringing her hands on the sidelines regarding her children, and serving up a cocktail or two at Gloworm, can take heart -- and see her portrayer, Judith Chapman, in a one-woman play called Vivien about the life of legendary actress Vivien Leigh, who suffered from manic-depression. "I actually played her 10 years ago in a play at the Old Globe Theater, so when I found this play, I knew I had to do it," says the actress. "I had done a lot of research before, but now my research was much more in depth. I had to really explore her, since it will be only me on stage, going through every single relationship, every single moment cross-referenced of what was happening in her life, and how she really felt about that. I'll be exploring the darkness and the light. It thrilled me at first, and then terrified me!"

Chapman is scheduled to bring her Vivian Leigh portrayal to the Rogue Machine Theatre in Los Angeles the weekends of August 12-15 and August 19-22, and August 27-28. If you're interested in watching the soap vet's performance, call: 323-930-0747 or visit www.roguemachinetheatre.com.

UPDATE: An additional show has been added for Monday, August 29.

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ATWT Vet Joins DAYS!

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A spokesperson for DAYS OF OUR LIVES confirms that AS THE WORLD TURNS alum Tamara Tunie (Jessica) has been cast in the short-term role of Judge Weston. According to TVLine, who broke the story, Tunie's tough-as-nails magistrate will make a decision that impacts the life of Drake Hogestyn's John Black in a major way.

Look for Tunie to appear on Friday, November 18, and Wednesday, November 23.

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Battle The Vampire Slayer!

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Earlier this year, Texas Battle (Marcus) took some time off from THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL to film the new MTV series DEATH VALLEY, and starting Monday, August 29, you can see it for yourself!

MTV promises to take viewers to a place they've never been before with the horror-comedy series, set in a world where vampires, werewolves and zombies live freely in California's San Fernando Valley. The scripted series follows the Undead Task Force, a newly-formed division of the LAPD, documentary-style as they capture the monsters that roam the streets. "I play a young rookie cop, trying to protect people from the zombies," Battle tells Soaps In Depth. "There's rules, and [the monsters] have to obey the supernatural laws, so I'm enforcing that. I'm a little hard-assed."

Check out the trailer for the series below, featuring an especially gruesome killing by Battle's character, John-John. DEATH VALLEY debuts on Monday, August 29, at 10:30 p.m. EST.

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Meet The B&B Cast!

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THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL fans will want to mark Saturday, August 27, on their calendars, because there will be a fan gathering from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. PST at the Universal Sheraton Hotel in Los Angeles! Fans will be able to meet their favorite actors, take pictures with them, and collect autographs!

For the reservation form, click here. If you can't personally attend, B&B will be streaming the event live at www.boldandbeautiful.com!

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Catch Bundy In Her First Lead Movie Role!

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Cable network CMT -- as in Country Music Television -- is making its first foray into made-for-television films this week with the movie To The Mat, starring GUIDING LIGHT alum Laura Bell Bundy (ex-Marah) and Rick Schroeder. Penned by Sweet Home Alabama's writer, To The Mat tells the story of a laid-back former wrestler trying to keep his clan's wrestling school above water, and the high-strung Wall Street consultant hired by his mother to help save the family's business.

"She gets this project in Georgia, thinks she is saving this prep school from financial ruin. She does it as a favor to her boss," Bundy tells Soaps In Depth of her alter ego, Janice, who immediately clashes with Schroeder's Aaron. "They have this animosity towards each other because he doesn't think she needs to be there, but his mother does, and she's getting married in three months and just wants to get out of there."

CMT hand-picked the Nashville native for the project, based on her popularity as a country music career. "They realized that their viewership likes to watch movies and I was so honored that they asked me to be in their first one," she shares. "According to some of their CMT statistics, my video "Giddy On Up" did very well for them. So they thought, our audience is familiar with her and she also happens to be an actress... I think that's how it all came about. I have a great relationship with the folks over there.

"It was fun, and I was the lead in the movie which I had never done before," she adds. "I am as literally in every scene. It was a lot of work. We shot the film very quickly. But Ricky is great. He thinks like a director because he has been in the business for so long. So it was really fun to kind of learn from him in that way."

To The Mat debuts on Wednesday, August 17, at 8 p.m. EST.

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Contract News For B&B Vet!

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Though Eric Forrester isn't seen as frequently on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL these days, that's no cause for alarm that the family patriarch is being phased out. His portrayer, John McCook confirms to Soaps In Depth that he's re-upped his contract.

"I just signed a new contract with the show, for another three years," McCook reports. "I'm very glad about that, because a lot of actors my age are taken off contract and become recurring."

While McCook takes a pragmatic view about Eric's more-limited screen time on the show, he's hopeful that the impending return to the canvas of Eric's namesake, Rick, next month (to be once again played by Jacob Young) will give his character more opportunity for scenes on the show. "We don't hear about Eric much anymore," says McCook, "But with bringing Rick back into the picture, it will be interesting to see where the chips fall."

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Young Returns To B&B!

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ALL MY CHILDREN wraps up production for ABC in three weeks, but Jacob Young (JR) already has his next gig lined up! The actor is headed back to THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL to reclaim the role of Rick Forrester.

The Emmy winner began his daytime career on the soap, playing Rick from 1997-'99, before moving on to GENERAL HOSPITAL's Lucky and AMC's JR. Justin Torkildsen and, most recently, Kyle Lowder have played the role of Amber's ex-husband since Young exited the soap. According to TV Guide, who exclusively broke the news, Young is scheduled to first air on Monday, September 26 -- just days after AMC airs its final episode on ABC on Friday, September 23.

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ATWT Star Sasses The Big Apple!

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When AS THE WORLD TURNS came to an end, Colleen Zenk (Barbara) set to work putting together a one-woman cabaret show, and after previewing it in Connecticut in April, is now bringing Colleen Zenk: Still Sassy! to New York City this fall!

The show will premiere at Feinstein's at Loew's Regency on Sunday, October 30, and Sunday, November 6, at 8:30 PM. Still Sassy! will cover her entire career, including three decades as ATWT vixen Barbara Ryan, her battle with oral cancer, and her chaotic role as a divorced mother to a blended family of six children.

"I believe the old saying that 'when a door closes, a window opens,'" says Zenk. "The end of AS THE WORLD TURNS was a great loss for me, but it has given me the time to explore a lifelong dream. I have great material to draw upon and this show will give me the opportunity to sing some of my favorite songs and give the audience a glimpse into my life."

For tickets, you can purchase them at Feinstein's or online by following this link!

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Cast Your Vote #35

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*** VOTING HAS CLOSED FOR THIS ROUND ***

It's time once again to express your opinions about your favorite CBS soaps! Since the official magazine polls still aren't quite ready yet, we once again ask you to cast your vote in the comments below to answer this issue's questions and name your favorite actor, actress and couple.

Also, if you'd like to expand upon your answers, feel free, but remember that any comments left here may be considered for publication in the magazine. Any extra comments that have nothing to do with this week's poll questions should be directed to our Message Boards section!

Now, on to this issue's questions:

THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL: Do you support Taylor's fight to control the future of Forrester Creations?

THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS: Do you think Kay can tear Ashley and Tucker apart?

Please note that the cut-off date for your votes to be counted will be Thursday, August 18.

And PLEASE -- vote only ONCE. That's once per ISSUE, meaning one vote for this article's comments. Not once per day or once per week. Just ONCE.

MULTIPLE VOTES FROM THE SAME USER WILL BE DELETED AND NOT COUNTED, SO DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME AND OURS. THANK YOU.

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Take Note -- Francis Will Be Back!

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THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS star Genie Francis (Genevieve) begins filming the third installment of the popular Hallmark Channel movie The Note next week opposite Ted McGinley, and rumors have already begun flying that she will be leaving the CBS soap. Yet fans can breathe a sigh of relief -- reports of Francis' departure have been greatly exaggerated! While her character, may be leaving town for a brief time, a Y&R spokesperson assures Soaps In Depth that the actress not only will be back, but there's some major storylines coming up as Genevieve becomes even more woven into the fabric of Genoa City. In other words: stay tuned!

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Ronan Returns!

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Jeff Branson returns to THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS on Wednesday, August 3, as Detective Ronan Malloy to investigate the untimely and grisly demise of Diane Jenkins, but Ronan will also have some explaining to do to mom Nina and others for making tracks out of Genoa City after he received an organ transplant from his half-brother Chance. "I always knew there was an open door to come back," Branson says about reprising his role. "I wanted to explore some other things and here we are."

The actor's looking forward to interacting once more with TV mom Tricia Cast (Nina). "She completely blows my hair back," Branson raves. "She is inspiring. She looks right through me. She gets me welled up and she gets those butterflies moving around inside me. She's that kind of actress. She's honest."

Branson's mum as to how long he'll be sticking around this time, but Soaps In Depth hears that he'll be on the scene for approximately three months -- and hopefully even longer!

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Meet The Stars Of B&B!

Several stars from THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL will be appearing at the 2011 Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, CA, this weekend! On Saturday, August 6, Scott Clifton (Liam), Don Diamont (Bill), John McCook (Eric) and Heather Tom (Katie) will be at the Festival Of Arts for B&B night, signing autographs and meeting fans prior to the 8:30 p.m. Pageant of the Masters show.

A ninety minute show of "living pictures" -- where art comes to life with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces in an extraordinary live performance -- the Pageant of the Masters is a must-see event happening nightly through August 31, complete with an outdoor amphitheater, professional orchestra, original score, live narration and intricate sets. There are also over 150 unique booths of artisans and jewelers. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.foapom.com.

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Interview: Lloyd Gets Herself Some Hairspray!

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The smash Broadway hit musical Hairspray will be at the Hollywood Bowl on August 5 through 7, starring Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur from the original Broadway cast, Drew Carey, AMERICAN IDOL Diana DeGaro, teen heartthrob Nick Jonas, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL hunk Corbin Bleu, John Stamos... and THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Kristolyn Lloyd (Dayzee)! "I'm playing one of the Dynamites. There's three women in the show that are kind of like The Surpremes," Lloyd tells Soaps In Depth. "They sing all the songs and they have some of the really good musical numbers. They also asked me to play one of the young African American teenagers in the play, also, so I'll be in all of those numbers, too."

Last summer, Lloyd performed at the Hollywood Bowl in their production of Rent, and she's thrilled to be back on the stage for Hairspray. "It's really cool, getting to work with Corbin and Nick and Harvey. He and Marissa are the originals from the Broadway show, so I'm really looking forward to that. It's going to be lots of fun!"

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Update: Beemer Books MIAMI!

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THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL may be in the midst of a three-week hiatus, but Brandon Beemer (Owen) is still hard at work! The actor is working on the set of the CBS primetime crime drama CSI: MIAMI today, filming an episode to air in the upcoming new season. "Just got some awesome makeup done!! Very cool!" he tweeted, adding that he'll be playing a character by the name of Derek Vaughan.

According to our pal Matt Webb Mitovich at TV Line, Beemer will play a gigolo when he appears in the second episode of the new season -- but Derek's popularity with the ladies proves to be a fatal flaw!

The 10th season of CSI: MIAMI will premiere on Sunday, September 25, at 10 p.m. EST. Barring any scheduling changes, Beemer's episode should air on Sunday, October 2.

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