The Bold and The Beautiful Snaps Up Y&R's Tonya Lee Williams!




 

Score another one for Brad Bell. According to TV Guide's Michael Logan, The Bold and the Beautiful has scooped up The Young and the Restless' Tonya Lee Williams. According to the magazine, Williams will play her Y&R character who just happens to be cousins with B&B's Justin Barber (Aaron D. Spears) Williams stated:

Apparently [B&B exec producer] Brad Bell had this idea back when he named Aaron's character — he just didn't let any of us know about it. We're just actors. Who knows what goes on behind the veil of Oz?

The Daytime Confidential crew always wondered if Justin would be related to those Barber sisters. Well played Brad..  Williams is headed to B&B on Feb. 1 and 2.

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GOOD ONE BRAD BELL!!! I LOVE IT! GOOD STUFF!

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Now if only he could snap up my girl, Victoria Rowell............I would DEFINITELY have to start watching B&B on a regular basis again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Make it happen, Brad!!

But this is good news anyway. One woman's "nuisance" is another man's treasure. Since Maria Bell can't be bothered to acknowledge Olivia's existence, I am glad that Brad is more open-minded!!!!

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I admit this is clever. And I'd love to see TLW on my screen again. But with the epic fail that was sharing Amber Moore between the two shows I'on know, y'all. Plus, all the characters on Y&R being "related" is bad enough - now we'll have crossover relations between sister soaps. If Lily was ever to go to Bel-A, she'd be related to Mushmouth and Mushmouth Jr Forrester. And vice versa.

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I love a good crossover! I'll be tuning into B&B for these two episodes. They should have Bill Spencer Jr. and Brad Carlton turn out to be separated-at-birth twins.

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Also, remember Bill Spencer (Don Diamont) and Katie Logan Spencer (Heather Tom) will be making an appearance on Y&R sometime here soon. One Y&R character will make the off-handed remark that Bill looks A LOT alike the late Brad Carlton. Nice nod for Don and his 20+ years on Y&R.

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^^ Is that true? I want Heather Tom back on Y&R but as VICTORIA.

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AlistairCrane wrote:
^^ Is that true? I want Heather Tom back on Y&R but as VICTORIA.

Yes, it's true Alistair. It was reported a couple of months ago with little fanfare. I'm guessing that B&B/Y&R want to sort of keep that particular crossover very much a secret! But how much do you want to bet that when the good Dr. Winters heads to LA to see her cuz Justin that she'll look at Bill Spencer and wonder, "Hey, you look like someone I used to know!" (cue the suspenseful music) Shock

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It's doubtful that Heather is going to return to Y&R!! She probably has a LOT more creative control over her character over at B&B than she ever would now over at Y&R. I believe she left Y&R back in 2004 because of creative issues/clashing with TPIC??? Correct me if I'm wrong.........

Rumor has it that Maria and Paul don't like to share their whip!!!!!!!

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While this is great, I find it hilarious that the Barber family is expanding on a 30 min show that is already overbloated. Does this mean more airtime for Texas Battle?

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I like this idea. I'm thinking I'll tune in just for this. It would be nice if Justin Barber would appear on Y&R and have an actual storyline, and vice versa for Olivia. I'm being a wee bit pessimistic, but I wonder if this visit by Olivia is just a couple of days or something. Oh well. It gets me excited either way.

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This piece of news just made my day a whole lot better.

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The talk of a crossover with Heather Tom/Don Diamont isn't true. don't believe everything you read on the internet folks!

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Nathang, it *is* just a couple of days: February 1st and 2nd.

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The article also says Olivia will be back on Y&R this winter for a longer stint.

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Bell has snatched a lot of good actors/actresses from Y&R but the question is whether they will get any meaningful storylines. Poor Heather Tom has been relinquished to a barbie trophy hanging on Bill's (Don Diamont) arms and he just happens to get a little bit of air time with no significant storyline whatsoever behind it. Bell has just lucked up in the last couple of years and submitted some decent trailers to win this show the best soap; but in reality it is far, far from being the best soap because it does not know how to utilize its characters in a meaningful way.

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Nice work Brad.

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Good Job although at least it is on Black History month !

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I happen to think B&B is ONE of the best soaps on the air right now. I think it definitely deserves to win OUTSTANDING DRAMA this year, because a lot of 2010 and so far 2011 has been really really good compared to where it came from.

I think having Tonya lee Williams on this show would be fantastic. I'd love to see her mix it up with Justin. I'd love for her to NOT like Donna, because I'm pretty sure she wouldn't. HAHA. And heck, maybe she could become Stephanie's doctor and hook up with Thorne. I doubt they'd have chemistry, but who knows?

Anyway, I always thought she had been wasted on Y&R since her 2009 return, and I've been right. She was just an Ashley prop for that fetus-cleanup story, so I'm looking forward to seeing what they do with her and her hair on B&B. I'm hoping for greatness!!

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Yes, have Olivia come to LA full time and have her and Bill become a couple. Her and Don have great chemistry when they have that affair on Y&R. Brad, do it, LOL

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AHHHHH I forgot about that Olivia/Brad affair on Y&R. I always thought it was kind of low for Olivia to sleep with her dying best friend's husband, but then again, if I remember correctly, Ash didn't want Brad anyway at that time...lol. So he was fair game.

IDK. I like Olivia. A lot of Y&R fans don't like her compared to Dru, because she was the calmer of the two...but TLW can act her ASSS off, and I just started reviewing some of her clips on youtube, and my my my...that scene where she confronted Keesha about sleeping with Nathan after she found out Keesha had AIDS was just powerful!!! If given great material, this woman is a goldmine.

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I certainly don't mind TLW at all, partly because she is Canadian.

But ... I really find Olivia rather hard to take in multiple doses. She seems to be unrealistically the one Doctor who can cure any ailment no matter what the situation, she is extremely self righteous, she never minds her own business, she forces others to do things they don't really want to do and she is an emasculator to the extreme.

To me she often or usually looks like a demon possessed voodoo princess out to create her version of the perfect world for others.

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I like TWL. She is a good actress. Don't really care for the character. A little snotty for my tastes. Another example how B&B is the superior soap.