Wishful Casting: All My Children 2.0’s Breakout Star Brooke Newton as Bold and Beautiful’s Hope

As Kim Matula spreads her proverbial wings (and gears up for pilot season), the gaping hole she leaves on B&B must be filled. I think Brooke Newton, who sizzled as heiress Colby Chandler on the web version of All My Children, would be the perfect actress to re-imagine the product of Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang) and son-in-law Deacon Sharpe's (Sean Kanan) scandalous tryst.

Ratings, Rants and Raves: Suds Watchers Were in Turkey Comas Thanksgiving Week

Soap opera fans were either too stuffed, or too focused on all of the unrest going on in the world, to help their sudsers achieve Thanksgiving week spikes in the Nielsens. All four daytime sudsers fell in total viewers for the week of November 24-28.