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Shocker! Popular B&B Star Is Out!

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In a move almost as shocking as the surprise twist during today's episode of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, Ashlyn Pearce (Aly) has announced that she's exiting the soap. "Thank you all for the love & support," the popular young actress posted on Twitter after Aly seemingly died following a confrontation with Steffy on today's show. "Aly Forrester was a role I feel so blessed to have been able to play. #TeamAly."

Pearce joined the B&B cast in 2013 when the role of Thorne and Darla's daughter was aged to be a teenager. Tell us in the comments below, are you sad to see Pearce exit as Aly?

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Byrne's Web Series Debuts!

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You might recall that AS THE WORLD TURNS star Martha Byrne (Lily/Rose) was working on a new Web series called WEIGHT, but haven't heard anything about it in a while. Well, we're happy to announce that the series will premiere its first episode on Sunday, August 2, at 8:00 p.m. ET!

WEIGHT is a sly comedy that follows Byrne's Claire, a housewife who lost 100 pounds in a reality TV weight loss competition to find that her entire life has changed along with her appearance. It co-stars Byrne's longtime pal Allison Smith (from THE WEST WING and KATE & ALLIE) as well as Trent Dawson (Henry, ATWT) and Kate West, the daughter of Maura West (Ava, GENERAL HOSPITAL; Carly, ATWT) and Scott DeFrietas (Andy, ATWT).

Viewers can join the "Virtual Release Party" with Byrne, other cast members and special guests by using the hashtag #weightcrazy and by following @weighttheseries on Twitter starting at 7:00 p.m. ET on August 2. You can watch a trailer by clicking here and a clip by clicking here, and make sure to visit www.weighttheseries.com to watch the show when it debuts!

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Thorne Comes Home To A Crisis!

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After more than a year away, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Thorne returns on Thursday, July 23, to discover that while he's been holding down the Forrester fashion fort in Paris, his daughter, Aly, has been spiraling out of control!

B&B vet Winsor Harmon (Thorne) tells Soaps In Depth he's thrilled to be back for such an emotionally intense storyline. "Thorne has been living in Paris running International," explains the actor. "While he generally knows what's been going on at Forrester on a day-to-day basis, as far as personal things relating to his family, he's not fully aware of what's been happening."

Aly's erratic (some might say psychotic) behavior in recent weeks is something Thorne's going to have to deal with as a concerned father, but exactly how he'll help resolve his daughter's troubling behavior remains to be seen. "It all stems from her issues with Taylor," he explains. "Aly's always going to have issues surrounding the death of her mother, and Thorne is going to have to keep close tabs on that."

Thorne's homecoming, consequently, isn't likely to be a happy one, but Harmon says reprising the character has been nothing short of amazing. "B&B has been my home for eighteen years, and that's not something that's easy to walk away from or turn your back on," he says. "I never take it for granted. It's always a privilege to be involved with this show, and I'm smart enough to appreciate it!"

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The Pecks Have Added To Their Pack!

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AS THE WORLD TURNS stars Terri Conn (Katie) and husband Austin Peck (Brad; ex-Austin, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) welcomed their second child together over the weekend! The couple announced on Twitter that Conn had given birth to Morgan Theresa Peck on July 18. (You can see an adorable pic of the newborn here.)

The new addition joins the couple's daughter, Keira (2 1/2), as well as Conn's daughter, Julia, and Peck's sons, Aidan and Roman. Congratulations!

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Baby On Board!

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Matthew Ashford (ex-Tom, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Stephen, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Jack, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) and actress/teacher Lana Buss are expecting their second child in November. "It's gonna be a girl," he reveals to Soaps In Depth. The new addition will join big brother Henry (2) and Ashford's daughters, Grace and Emma, with his former wife, Christina Saffran.

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A "Million" Reasons Bring Chappell Back To DAYS!

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In the upcoming film, A Million Happy Nows, Crystal Chappell (Olivia, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Carly, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) stars as Lainey Allen, a popular soap opera actress, who exits her daytime drama after finding out she has early-onset Alzheimer's disease. She and her publicist/partner Eva, played by Jessica Leccia (Natalia, GL) move to a beach house overlooking the Pacific Ocean as the couple deals with the devastating diagnosis. Chappell, who also serves as a producer on the project, says the film's soap opera scenes were shot late last year at her old stomping grounds — the DAYS studios in Burbank!

"First, we were going to build a soap opera studio in another studio, but I told [DAYS' co-executive producer] Greg Meng about this film and that I needed a studio," the Emmy-winning actress/producer tells Soaps In Depth. Another co-executive producer of DAYS, Albert Alarr, directed the film, and was helpful in securing the studio space, too. "It was totally fun shooting there," Chappell declares. "Everyone was so accommodating. We could have shot it elsewhere, but filming at DAYS gave us an authentic vibe."

A Million Happy Nows both sheds a light on Alzheimer's and tells the love story of how Lainey and Eva deal with this tragic twist of fate, which, it turns out Lainey knew there was a 50/50 chance of happening. The film's cast is jam-packed with familiar faces from the soap opera world including Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie, DAYS; ex-Joanna, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS), Robert Gant (David, Y&R), Hillary B. Smith (ex-Stacy, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL; Margo, AS THE WORLD TURNS), and Michael Corbett (ex-David, Y&R).

"We needed someone to play Lainey's rival and someone suggested Susan," says Chappell. "I reached out to her and she said yes. We did some good old soapy catfight scenes that you'll see. It was so much fun. She is so talented."

As a fan of GL's "Otalia" storyline, the film's writer, Marisa Calin, specifically wrote the movie with Chappell and Leccia in mind. "That's really flattering," notes Chappell. "It's important to not only bring more awareness to this disease, but to also show that it can [afflict] same sex couples."

Stay tuned for an upcoming feature on Chappell in the magazine for more on the project, but In the meantime, you can check out a preview of the film here.

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Y&R Star Is A Little Dolly!

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Music superstar Dolly Parton is producing a TV movie for NBC based on her life called Coat Of Many Colors, and revealed today on THE TODAY SHOW that she has selected Alyvia Alyn Lind (Faith, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) to play herself as a child in the film!

Parton's 1971 song tells the story of how her mother stitched rags together into a coat for her daughter telling the biblical story of Joseph and his Coat Of Many Colors. But when the excited girl shows off her new coat at school, her classmates make fun of her for wearing rags.

Luckily, because Y&R uses both Lind and Mckenna Grace as Nick and Sharon's daughter, Grace can easily fill in while Lind is off shooting with Parton. When an airdate is announced for Coat Of Many Colors, we'll let you know. But in the meantime, you can watch Parton surprise the 7-year-old actress with the news in the video below!

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Welcome To Candy Land

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In the whimsical new Internet drama, WINTERTHORNE (premiering Thursday, August 27) star Martha Madison (ex-Belle, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) is set to find herself in some truly sticky situations -- and they don't come from the sweet treats that her powerful clan makes. "The family [and its business] is run by its women, and they've reached a crossroads," explains creator Michael Caruso (DEVANITY), who also plays Madison's husband, Victor, in the show. "Martha's complicated character, Miranda, is taking over, and we'll see over the course of four episodes where she started from and some of the good and not-so-good choices she's made in order to control her family."

Look for Madison to turn in the kind of dark performances that match her gothic wardrobe and to play opposite fellow soap veterans Kevin Spirtas (ex-Craig, DAYS), GENERAL HOSPITAL's Kirsten Storms (Maxie) and Kathleen Gati (Obrecht), Linda Gray (ex-Priscilla, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL), Gordon Thompson (DYNASTY), and John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex, ONE LIFE TO LIVE).

For more on the new series, check out Madison's Catching Up feature in the new issue of CBS Soaps In Depth, on sale now. For more on the unique production, which used 5,000 marshmallows in a scene, pick up the issue that's on sale beginning Monday, August 17, for exclusive, behind the scenes photos!

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Jennifer Gareis Gets Back To Basics

What is beauty? THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Jennifer Gareis (Donna) thinks it has very little to do with waistlines and wrinkle creams and much more to do with inner peace. The actress has found just that in recent years after becoming a mother to 5-year-old Gavin and 3-year-old Sophia, two cuties who have thrown their mama's beauty regimen on its ear!

"When you're a mom, you don't have time to think about any of that stuff," she chuckles. "I think when you're younger — especially being an actor — there's a lot of focus on looks, but it's not so important to me anymore."

Catch up with Gareis as she chats about how motherhood has changed her for the better in the latest issue of Soaps In Depth, on sale now!

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Cast Your Vote #30

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Once again, it's time to express your opinions for our Readers' Poll. In the comments section for this article, please respond to the question, and feel free to explain your answer, but remember that any comments here may be considered for publication in the magazine. Any extra comments you have that have nothing to do with this week's poll question should be directed to the Message Boards section of our Web site!

THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL: Do you want to see Steffy with Liam or Wyatt?

THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS: Is Cane and Lily's marriage doomed?

Please note that the cut-off date for your votes to be counted will be Thursday, July 16. And please, only one vote per person!

To vote on your favorite actor, actress and couple currently appearing on a CBS soap, please mail your choices to:

CBS Readers' Poll
c/o Soaps In Depth
270 Sylvan Ave.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

Multiple mail-in votes during the same voting period will not be counted, so don't waste our time, your time, or the postage!

VOTES FOR ACTORS, ACTRESSES AND COUPLES CAST IN THE COMMENTS TO THIS ARTICLE WILL NOT BE COUNTED.

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