Rick Hearst

Will Undeserved Emmy Nods Get Bold and Beautiful Get Back to Basics?

Michael Fairman
spoke with Brad Bell on the heels of The Bold and the Beautiful being nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Best Drama Series and Best Writing Team. The writer revealed his feelings over sister soap The Young and Restless being snubbed, and previewed storylines for Don Diamont's Bill Spencer and Rick Hearst's Whip Jones, the latter of whom, yours truly broke the news that he was returning to B&B.

MICHAEL FAIRMAN: Were you shocked there were only three nominees in the category?


BRAD BELL: Totally shocked! Maria Arena Bell (head writer and co-executive producer, “Y&R”) sent me a nice email already. It is a shock because “Y&R”, in the ratings, is by far and above the top show. It’s a brilliant show and deserves to be nominated. So, it’s hard to understand. But, it’s great to be nominated and it’s great that a show from each network is represented in the finals, and it’s great for all the networks." READ MORE

General Hospital Spoilers!

Here’s the Scoop! 05.14.09

What’s a mom to do when her little man doesn’t want to live with her? What should she do when he rather move in with the father who has no paternal rights to him and a step-mother who is responsible for the boy’s one year coma? What’s a mom to do when the same son rather hang with his evil step-mother over his own mommy? What does Carly always do? She comes up with a plan and her plan is to move in with Sonny and company at Greystone. That can’t be good for her marriage.

Claudia is the Queen of botched hits. Sonny’s resulted in Michael getting shot, she couldn’t find anyone to kill her crazy daddy, got cold feet when she drugged Ric and the latest attempt on Jerry’s life was a big old mess. Remember her hired gun Fredo? The one who screwed up the car bomb? Well Claudia should know there is only one hitman in town and he finds Fredo who sings like a canary. READ MORE

DC #404: CBS and Days Big Cheese of the Seven Seas

On today's CBS and Days of Our Lives Daytime Confidential episode Luke, Jamey, Jillian and J. Bernard discuss the latest in As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, Guiding Light and The Young and the Restless news, including:

Katie and Brad find out the truth on As the World Turns, while Henry and Vienna deal with the fallout of the revelation. What should As the World Turns fans do when Maura West goes on maternity leave?

Rick Hearst returns to The Bold and the Beautiful. Don Diamont debuted as Bill Spencer. Taylor and Stephanie scheme to get Ridge away from Brooke. Is Donna a real life Stripperella?

The DiMera versus Kiriakis feud heats up, but is it the battle of the Calvin Klein and Gucci models? Alison Sweeney deserves kudos for her work last week.

Guiding Light's Dinah tells Shayne he's the father of Marina and Mallet's baby. Frank finds out about Olivia and Natalia and gets beat up by the mayor's men. Jamey talks about how to kill a soap opera quickly.

Kay marries on The Young and the Restless. It has been a month since Clementine Ford debuted as Mac so Jamey is breaking his silence on the actress and her character. The DC gang reacts to the shocking news that Melody Thomas Scott has been asked to take a paycut or go on recurring.

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General Hospital Spoilers!

Here’s the Scoop! 05.11.09

I’ve been pretty hard on GH lately… I’m sorry but I can’t help it and as far as I’m concerned, they deserve it. When my roommate says “this show sucks” they have some serious problems. Just a year ago she said GH was the best show on TV…

What’s coming up… Michael wakes up and everything seems to center around the Corinthos clan. Michael must deal with losing a year of his life. Kristina becomes the wild child and Morgan SHOULD have an increased role now that they’ve increased his age. I’m hearing that Molly Lansing is also being SORAS’d and she COULD appear before Ric leaves town “with a bang.” READ MORE

Will General Hospital Viewers Follow Rick Hearst to The Bold and the Beautiful?

Something tells me ABC Daytime head honcho Brian Frons will come to seriously regret betting on the wrong horses in terms of whom he values on his flagship soap opera General Hospital. Where is the logic in favoring leading men like Tony Geary and Maurice Benard, who have been tweeting in their scenes for the better part of half a decade, as opposed to a stellar, multi-soap fan favorite like Rick Hearst? At any rate, I know a lot of Hearst fans have been more than ticked over Ric Lansing's lackey status in Port Charles, so it has me wondering, will you guys follow him to The Bold and the Beautiful?

Bold and Beautiful Flashback: Rick Hearst Dons Brooke Logan's Lingerie!

Here's a flashback to Rick Hearst's comedic turn on The Bold and the Beautiful. Hearst played wisecracking PR flack Whip Jones, who married Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang) to help the fashionista pass her unborn child off as his, and not the child of Deacon Sharpe (Sean Kanan), who just so happened to be married to Brooke's daughter, Bridget (then-Jennifer Finnigan). Thanks BandBTerry for the clip!