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The Bold and the Beautiful-related news from 2002

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Rick Hearst
January 2002
Former Y&R bad guy joining B&B
Rick Hearst (ex-Matt Clark, The Young and the Restless; ex Alan-Michael Spaulding, Guiding Light) has joined the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful.
John J York
January 2002
Online rumors question York's future
There are rumors abound that John J York (Mac Scorpio, GH) might make a jump to CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful. The show is said to have recently put out a casting call for a character that shares similar traits to York.
Katherine Kelly Lang
February 2002
Lang, Kanan score big Dankies wins
Perhaps the age old mantra that "nice guys finish last" really is true after all. This year's big winners in The Bold and the Beautiful edition of the Soap Opera Central are both less than upstanding members of the B&B scene.
Brad Bell
February 2002
B&B EP purchases former Enron Exec's home
The collapse of energy giant Enron has had all the makings of a perfect soap opera plot -- company bigwigs apparently on the take, suicides and shredded documents. But now the story really does have a soap opera angle.
Ronn Moss
March 2002
Moss, wife separate after 12 years of marriage
Ronn Moss (Ridge Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful) and wife Sharri Shattuck (ex-Ashley Abbott, The Young and the Restless) have separated after 12 years of marriage.
Matt Borlenghi
March 2002
AMC vet Joining B&B
After initial reports of his addition to the General Hospital cast turned out to be untrue, it would appear now that Matt Borlenghi (ex-Brian Bodine, All My Children) has found a new daytime gig.
Jennifer Finnigan
May 2002
Finnigan, Flannery earn Emmy victories
Last year was an incredibly good year for The Bold and the Beautiful at the Daytime Emmys. The show tallied two major victories with wins by Justin Torkildsen (Rick Forrester) and Adrienne Frantz (Amber Moore) in the Younger Actor and Actress categories, respectively.
Daniel Smith
June 2002
Smith bumped to recurring
Daniel E Smith (Zende Forrester Dominguez) has been downgraded from contract to recurring status on The Bold and the Beautiful.
Sean Kanan
July 2002
Kanan inks new deal
Sean Kanan (Deacon Sharpe) has signed a new contract with The Bold and the Beautiful. The signing effectively scuttles talk that the actor's stint on the show was coming to an end with the rumored impending demise of his character.
Ian Buchanan
August 2002
Buchanan reprising B&B role
Ian Buchanan (ex-James Warwick) will return to The Bold and the Beautiful this month.
Sean Kanan
August 2002
Kanan still in, but Hearst taken off contract
If you listen to Internet chatter, you might believe that half of the male cast of The Bold and the Beautiful has been let go. Soap Central, however, has done some digging and has been able to uncover which of the rumors are true and which are nothing more than idle chatter.
Hunter Tylo
September 2002
Tylo: B&B exec decides to kill off Taylor
Soap Central has learned that Hunter Tylo (Taylor Hayes Forrester) will be leaving The Bold and the Beautiful when her contract expires this fall.
Andrea Evans
September 2002
Evans to offer bi-monthly cooking column
Emmy-nominated Andrea Evans (ex-Tawny Moore) can add another feather to the cap of her already accomplished career. Evans will be writing a regular column for the bi-monthly Healthy Cooking Magazine.
Ian Buchanan
September 2002
Emmy winner Buchanan to join PC cast
Soap Central has learned that Ian Buchanan (ex-James Warwick, The Bold and the Beautiful; ex Duke Lavery, General Hospital) will be joining the cast of Port Charles in the show's ninth book, which is currently being filmed.
Michael Dietz
September 2002
Dietz to join B&B cast
Michael Dietz (ex-Joe Scanlon, Port Charles; ex Alan-Michael Spaulding, Guiding Light) will join the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful next month.
Courtnee Draper
September 2002
Draper out as B&B exits continue
The casting shakeups at The Bold and the Beautiful continue. Just a matter of weeks after the announced dismissal of two contract players, a show spokesperson now confirms that Courtnee Draper (Erica Lovejoy) will be exiting.
Tracy Melchior
October 2002
Benedeti, Melchior latest B&B ousters
Hot on the heels of the dismissal of Rick Hearst (Whipple Jones), Hunter Tylo (Taylor Forrester) and Courtnee Draper (Erica Lovejoy) comes word that still more stars will be shown the door.
October 2002
Former PC angel to play B&B psychologist
Tamara Davies (ex-Amy Harris, Port Charles) will be joining the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful this month as Tricia, a psychologist specializing in bereavement counseling.
October 2002
B&B to make third trip to Italy
The Bold and the Beautiful will travel to Portofino, Italy in November to film scenes for its annual remote shoot.
Rick Hearst
October 2002
Former CBS soap star to join ABC's GH
Only a matter of weeks after his dismissal from CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful, Rick Hearst (ex-Whipple Jones, B&B; ex Matt Clark, The Young and the Restless; ex Alan-Michael Spaulding, Guiding Light) has landed a contract role on ABC's General Hospital.
Bobbie Eakes
November 2002
Macy Eakes back to B&B
The Bold and the Beautiful was already making news with its photoshoot in Portofino, Italy, but apparently the show felt that there was still some noise to be made. On November 3rd, the show announced that actress Bobbie Eakes (Macy Forrester) would be returning to The Bold and the Beautiful..
Jacob Young
December 2002
Emmy winner Young out as GH's Lucky
Though it had been rumored for several weeks, ABC has now confirmed reports that Emmy winner Jacob Young (Lucky Spencer; ex-Rick Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful) is leaving General Hospital. A spokesperson for the show states that the role will be recast.

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