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The Bold and the Beautiful-related news from 2003

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Ashley Lyn Cafagna
January 2003
Former B&B star suing parents
Former star of The Bold and the Beautiful Ashley Lyn Cafagna (ex-Kimberly Fairchild) has filed a lawsuit against her parents and their production company.
Justin Torkildsen
January 2003
B&B star pulls surprise "wedding"
New Year's Eve was to have been the joining of Emmy winner Justin Torkildsen (Rick Forrester) and fiancée Bonnie Binion in holy matrimony. The wedding never took place - because the pair had already been secretly married the year before!
January 2003
CBS Daytime chief to step down
Lucy Johnson, CBS's senior vice president of daytime, children's programs and special projects, will leave her post at the end of January. Johnson has been with the network for 14 years.
February 2003
B&B casting call goes out for Chloe
The Bold and the Beautiful had put out a casting call for a female character by the name of Chloe. Chloe was to have been a love interest for Rick. However, a show source now hints that the search is over - and it's not for the reason you might think.
Michael Dietz
February 2003
Three B&B performers downgraded
The Bold and the Beautiful has been hit by yet another wave of casting changes. In the latest batch of "firings," the show has taken three performers off contract.
Jack Wagner
February 2003
Wagner joins cast of B&B
Veteran actor Jack Wagner has been signed to a contract with The Bold and the Beautiful. For much of the 80s and 90s, Wagner appeared on ABC's General Hospital as Frisco Jones.
Lesley Anne Down
March 2003
Wagner, Down Join Cast of B&B
The Bold and the Beautiful has bolstered its cast by signing too well-known actors who are no strangers to daytime.
Kristina Wagner
April 2003
Rumors have Kristina Wagner joining B&B
As previously reported by Soap Central, the Internet is awash in rumors that Kristina Wagner (ex-Felicia Jones, General Hospital) might be joining the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful.
Adrienne Frantz
May 2003
Frantz's future with B&B still uncertain
Rumors continue to swirl regarding the future of Emmy Award winner Adrienne Frantz's (Ambrosia "Amber" Moore and April Knight) future with The Bold and the Beautiful.
Jennifer Finnigan
May 2003
B&B Actresses Earn Top Honors At Emmys
The Bold and the Beautiful's Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester) and Jennifer Finnigan (Bridget Forrester) pulled off back-to-back Emmy victories this year. Flannery picked up a second consecutive Outstanding Lead Actress award and Finnigan repeated as the Young Actress selection.
Maeve Quinlan
May 2003
Cain downgraded; Quinlan, McVicar sticking around
It would seem that The Bold and the Beautiful's show executives like to make casting changes in bulk. After all, it was just a few months ago when Hunter Tylo's (ex-Taylor Forrester) exit opened the floodgates for a series of major casting changes.
Adrienne Frantz
June 2003
Frantz re-signs With B&B
Though the terms of the deal were not released, Emmy Award winner Adrienne Frantz's (Ambrosia "Amber" Moore and April Knight) has inked a contract extension with The Bold and the Beautiful.
Sydney Penny
June 2003
Sydney Penny joining B&B cast
Sydney Penny is returning to daytime television. The actress, best known for a run on ABC's All My Children, has landed a contract role on CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful.
Brian Gaskill
August 2003
Brian Gaskill to join B&B in September
Brian Gaskill (Rafe Kovich, Port Charles; ex-Bobby Warner, AMC) has been signed to a contract by CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful. Gaskill will appear as a new and currently unnamed member of the Marone family.
Jacob Young
September 2003
GH Emmy winner is AMC's new Adam Chandler Jr.
Daytime Emmy winner Jacob Young (ex-Lucky Spencer, General Hospital; ex-Rick Forrester, B&B) has signed on to play the role of All My Children's Adam Chandler, Jr.
Robin Mattson
September 2003
Sheila's back at B&B -- with a cohort!
Kimberlin Brown (Sheila Carter) is returning to The Bold and the Beautiful - and she's bringing along some company in the form of veteran daytime star Robin Mattson (ex-Janet Green, All My Children; ex-Heather Webber, General Hospital).
Bobbie Eakes
October 2003
Bobbie Eakes to join cast of AMC
Veteran soap actress Bobbie Eakes (ex-Macy Alexander, The Bold and the Beautiful) will join the cast of All My Children in November.
Jennifer Finnigan
October 2003
Emmy winner Jennifer Finnigan to exit B&B
Emmy award winning actress Jennifer Finnigan (Bridget Forrester) has publicly announced her intentions to leave The Bold and the Beautiful when her contract expires..
Susan Flannery
October 2003
Flannery re-signs with B&B, but exit still possible
Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester), who has won four Daytime Emmys, has ended the speculation surrounding her future with CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful. The actress recently extended her contract with the show.
Justin Torkildsen
November 2003
Torkildsen dropped to recurring status
The Bold and the Beautiful has lost another of its core characters. Just a matter of weeks after the decision by show executives to demote Bobbie Eakes (Macy Alexander) to recurring status and the announcement by Emmy winner Jennifer Finnigan (Bridget Forrester) that she will leave the show comes word that Justin Torkildsen (Rick Forrester) has been taken off contract.
Emily Harrison
December 2003
B&B finds replacement Bridget for exiting Finnigan
The search for The Bold and the Beautiful's new Bridget Forrester has ended. The CBS soap has tapped a newcomer to daytime television to assume the role that will be vacated by Emmy winning actress Jennifer Finnigan early next year.

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