HomeTVThe Bold and the BeautifulWishful Casting: AMC and Y&R’s Keith Hamilton Cobb as Donna’s Bold, Beautiful, Black Baby Daddy Jamey Giddens December 27, 2008 The Bold and the Beautiful, Wishful Casting 22 Comments With Owen (Brandon Beemer) mercifully being plucked from Donna (Jennifer Gareis) and Eric "Honey Bear" Forrester (John McCook)’s orbit, to possibly be paired with Bridget (Ashley Jones) on The Bold and the Beautiful, Stephanie (Susan Flannery) and her desperately-in-need of lives offspring Thorne (Winsor Harmon) and Felicia (Lesli Kay) are going to have to come up with another stud to try to drive a wedge between Eric and his blow-up doll come to life. Enter Donna’s black baby daddy. I commend B&B helmer Brad Bell for trying to make race a non-issue in terms of tying Marcus (Texas Battle) to the canvas, but let’s be for real. I don’t care how politically correct the Logans and Forresters may be, a young black man showing up on their doorstep saying California blonde Donna is his mama is going to be a conversation starter. What if Marcus’s father arrives in SoCal in the form of Keith Hamilton Cobb? Cobb shot to fame opposite Sydney Penny as starcrossed Noah Keefer and Julia Santos on All My Children, before steaming up the Jabot labs opposite Michelle Stafford on The Young and the Restless as chemist Damon Porter. What if Damon grew up in the Valley and went to high school with the Logan girls and their creepy dead brother Storm? Maybe he and Creepy Dead Stormy were BFF’s and Creepy Dead Stormy got ticked off when he found out Damon was bagging his little sister? What if Damon then went off to college promising Creepy Dead Stormy he would never see Donna again? What if he became a chemist and later ended up in Genoa City making hair care products and perfume for the Newmans and Abbotts, never knowing that he left poor Donna preggers with Marcus? Eric could bring Damon to L.A. to take over the perfume line Ashley Abbott (Eileen Davidson) created for Forrester Creations, then— shocker of shockers— it would be revealed that Damon knows Donna (gasp!), allowing Gareis to do that half terrified/half constipated thing she does whenever Donna is significanty stunned. Once Stephanie and her minions figure out the connection, the fun would begin. It would even kick things up a notch if Damon sparked opposite the woefully-underused Felicia. Then, if Bell ever wants to do a Brian Frons and see if lightening can be caught in a bottle again, he can always bring Penny back as Samantha Kelly, the interior designer she played on B&B. Just a post-Christmas thought or three! Now go spend some money, the economy needs it. 22 Responses east.west December 27, 2008 Interesting way of connecting a character from the sister show, but this show is just a mess right now I just don’t know? Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 December 27, 2008 That sounds awesome!!!! But we all know … it’s too good to come true – specially on B&B. Log in to Reply Luke Kerr December 27, 2008 Is it wrong to just wish that Andromeda was restarted and he could return to his role on it? lol Log in to Reply Mrs Adam Carrington December 27, 2008 Jamey, this is an excellent idea, but alas this is brad bell we’re talking about, this premise is sooo creative in its simplicity that it will most likely escape bradley’s imagination. And even if he does implemen this storyline, with the way B&B has been sucking for the past year, he’ll most likely screw it up and I am willing to bet money that he will sideline lesli kay in order to pimp the tacky tramp that is donna logan. Log in to Reply siomonstuart2003 December 27, 2008 Jamey, that would be a great idea, but Donna would have to be killed off. I hate the character. She does nothing for me. I would love it if KKL and Keith characters would hook up. Brooke needs a new, different love interest. Brooke needs a little coffee with her cream, LOL. siomonstuart2003 Log in to Reply jpp1975 December 27, 2008 Jamey, why aren’t you writing for B&B yet? This blog entry was more entertaining than the entire “Phoebe bites the dust” storyline. Log in to Reply siomonstuart2003 December 27, 2008 I with you, jpp1975, B&B needs Jamey wits and humor that Brad and Co is missing. I don’t know wtf Brad is doing to the show that his parents created, but he is screwing it up big time and need new blood, asap. siomonstuart2003 Log in to Reply Jillian Bowe December 27, 2008 Keith is too fine to get behind the nonsense that is Donna Logan. Sorry I just can’t get down with that. Log in to Reply SoapSnob December 27, 2008 I totally agree, Jillian Bowe. I. TOTALLY. AGREE. Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens December 27, 2008 Let’s see…fine and unemployed, or fine and cashing a check with Bell Dramatic Serial Company on it? LOL It’s a recession ladies. Log in to Reply SoapSnob December 27, 2008 If Keith Hamilton Cobb MUST cash a check with Bell Dramatic Serial Company, he should return to The Young and the Restless as Damon Porter. They could definitely use him (to pick up the pieces when Nick DUMPS Phyllis), he would be better utilized and he would, perhaps, enjoy greater job security. My suggestion for Marcus’ biological father? A high powered attorney, who is the son of Stephanie’s friend Ruth (from Stephanie’s days as a homeless woman) who comes to town to help Stephanie claim her rightful piece of Forrester Creations now that it is supposedly solely owned by Eric. Cast in the role would be Lamman Rucker and his bold, beautiful and bitchy wife Sasha would be played by Lisa Raye. The storyline possibilities would be endless. And it would be simply delicious. Log in to Reply Equarter December 27, 2008 This is a great idea Jamey. You had me till you mention Sydney Penny. lol. The good thing about Keith is that he has chemistry with anyone he’s with. He’s such a good actor. I hope that Bradley Bell is watching for this post. Log in to Reply KingTV December 27, 2008 Jamey, I had to interrupt my holiday vacation in, currently Turks & Caicos, to tell you this is inspired casting. It was so like Brad Bell to introduce Marcus, develop him for five minutes and then have him drop to fourth tier on the show’s canvas. Why even make him be a black man if there is not going to be any consequences or at least have one of the characters exhibit some racism. Yes, it’s all great to be color-blind and all but this is America, racism does still exist to a point and it would have made for a juicy, dramatic story much more so then what they did. It would be incredible for Stephanie and Felicia to decide to find Marcus’s daddy and have it be Keith Hamilton Cobb and have him be Ruth’s long, lost son at the same time. There would so many dynamics to play off of. He is such an excellent actor. He steamed up Y&R with Phyllis. He could do the same with Donna or Felicia, who could wind up falling for him after trying to use him to rid them of Donna. Great idea as always! Log in to Reply siomonstuart2003 December 27, 2008 That’s why I would of have Donna killed off and have Marcus’ father and Brooke hook up. siomonstuart2003 Log in to Reply Jillian Bowe December 28, 2008 Jay, I know its a recession… Hell that doesn’t mean you see Tina Turner on the corner telling folk, “I’ll be your private dancer, dancer for money, do anything you want me to do!” If Keith comes back to the Bell company let it be Y&R…. Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens December 28, 2008 B&B is in bad shape right now creatively, but it has always ebbed and flowed. Going on to the number 1 most watched serial in the world would not be considered a bad move for him. IMO Log in to Reply Soap_Stud December 28, 2008 B & B’s main problem, in my opinion, is that it is on 30 mins so the cast size is smaller, which reduces the amount of families on the show. With that said, one would think that the producers and writers of the show would want what all of the characters they do have on the soap to be played by strong actors, which just isn’t the case right now. You would also think the stories could be a little less repetitive. Listening to Nick propose to Katie sounded very similar to the conversations he had with Bridget and Brooke. Anyhow, B & B really does need a shake up. Perhaps we could reduce the # of Logans and # of Forresters on the canvas to make room for new (or old) characters that do not have a blood tie to the existing core characters. I also don’t get why they keep Jackie around..she does nothing! My vote would be for Katie and Brooke to stay, but all the other Logans leave and Steffi needs recast or cut! Always soaptacular- Soap_Stud Log in to Reply siomonstuart2003 December 28, 2008 Even though the show is 30 minutes and cannot feature everyone, but B&B use to have great s/ls back in the day that made you tune in, now the show is becoming a joke. I feel that Brad don’t care about the core of what his parents legacy of what the show is about, but it is more becoming Jerry Springerish. I think that Brad is the blame for the destruction of the Forresters and Logans. It is his show and on his watch and he is responsible for what is going on there. Many of the actors have been vocal about the state of the show and very displease with it. Maria Arena Bell is married into the family and is bringing the essence of the Bell legacy than Brad, who is a Bell by blood. Something is wrong here and someone in the family needs a talk with Brad about the state of B&B. siomonstuart2003 Log in to Reply Fox-z Kitty December 28, 2008 I think that the whole Donna Logan – black child script should be dumped and replaced with Storm Logan has a black child and hot black mother comes back into the story. Honestly, this whole white woman – black mandingo fantasy thing has been done to death. I have seen Mr. Cobb perform live and it would be a shame to waste so much talent as a sex victim to one of the whores-Logan. Log in to Reply season1217 December 28, 2008 He and Stephanie would be hot together! I smell supercouple!:) Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens December 28, 2008 He and Stephanie would be hot together! I smell supercouple!Smiling *** Hey if Barbara Walters can do it, why not? Log in to Reply season1217 December 28, 2008 Hey if Barbara Walters can do it, why not? LOL! The fact of the matter is old white bread Eric was never what she needed! 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