Sorry Guiding Light fans. It looks like Rick Hearst won't be reprising the role of Alan-Michael after all. According to sources, Hearst who also had popular runs on Y&R and DAYS, is thisclose to signing with The Bold and the Beautiful. Hearst played the character of Whip Jones III, one of Brooke Logan's many husbands on the CBS sudser a few years back. No word yet if he will be reprising the role of Whip, or creating a new character. The actor was recently bumped to recurring on General Hospital, where he plays fan favorite Ric Lansing.