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John McCook Inks New Contract With Bold and Beautiful

Good news for fans of Eric Forrester. According to Soaps in Depth, John McCook has signed on the dotted line to extend his time on The Bold and the Beautiful for another three years. 

"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."

TV Guide recently revealed Jacob Young is reprising his role as Eric and Brooke’s (Katherine Kelly Lang) son Rick Forrester.

Is The Bold and the Beautiful Talking Around Race With Thomas and Dayzee?

Race and racism are issues we still don’t talk about openly. It makes people uncomfortable, so we end up ignoring or talking around it. The controversy last year over whether or not racist language should be redacted from Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn perfectly illustrated this. Rather than dealing with our complicated, racist past, some people decided to erase references to that past. But erasing will not change the fact that it happened, nor will it solve anything in the present.

On The Bold and the Beautiful, race rarely came into play until Eric's (John McCook) wife Donna (Jennifer Gareis) was reunited with the child she had given up for adoption as a teenager. It turned out her son Marcus (Texas Battle) was the product of a biracial union and he simply looked black. When he first appeared, Donna was conflicted about telling Eric and worried that it might end their marriage…only her reaction had nothing to do with race. Or so the show would have us believe.

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B&B, GH and Y&R Stars Shine at The Desi Geestman Foundation Gala

The Bold and the Beautiful’s Brandon Beemer, The Young and the Restless’ Christian LeBlanc and General Hospital’s Scott Reeves (pictured above) were three of the soap stars to attend the 7th Annual Evening with the Stars Celebrity Gala benefiting The Desi Geestman Foundation on October 7 at the Farmers Market in L.A.. See photos of your favorite current and former B&B, Y&R and GH stars after the jump!

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B&B Up For Another Golden Nymph Award


The Golden Nymph Award isn't what you think. Otherwise, several characters on The Bold and the Beautiful would be marathon winners. According to the Canyon News, B&B has garnered its fifth consecutive nomination in the Telenovela/Soap Opera category for The Monte Carlo Television Festival's International TV Audience Award. The recognition goes to programs that have the highest number of viewers over a worldwide audience covering five continents.

B&B has been the recipient of the award for the last four years, confirming that in its genre, with an estimated 35 million daily viewers, it remains the most watched series in the world.

B&B's head writer Bradley Bell, along with stars John McCook, Brandon Beemer and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood will be in attendance for the festivities as guests of H.S.H. Prince Albert II. The winners will be awarded on June 10.

B&B Catch Up: Whip Proposes, Bridget Feels Guilty & Stephanie Slips Eric the Tongue


The Bold and the Beautiful’s teen set took center stage at the beginning of last week. Sweet-yet-drippy Hope battled with supposed “vixen” Steffy for the affections of Oliver. Oh, how we yawned. Is Steffy starting to have real feelings for the DJ-turned-filmmaker? Or is she just out to make Hope’s life hell? It’s a mystery. As is the reason a school dance was held at Forrester Creations in the first place. Another mystery: why does that fool Marcus keep cheerleading for Steffy? She already admitted to hating the Logans, and would gladly have his mother thrown out of FC on her derriere. Yet still he stands around, all "aw, shucks, Steffy, you’re awesome." We learned that he has a girlfriend, so at least Mr Smiles is getting some. READ MORE

The Bold and the Beautiful Cast Celebrates 23 Years (Photos)

In addition to releasing a hilarious spoof video, The Bold and the Beautiful's cast, including Brandon Beemer, Katherine Kelly Lang, Lee Phillip Bell, John McCook, Bradley Bell, Ronn Moss, Susan Flannery and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (pictured above) celebrated the show's 23rd anniversary on March 23. Check out more photos of the B&B cast's celebration after the jump. READ MORE