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The Bold and the Beautiful-related news from 2004

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Lorenzo Lamas
January 2004
Lorenzo Lamas to join B&B in February
Former primetime soap star Lorenzo Lamas will join the cast of CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful in February.
Erin Hershey Presley
March 2004
B&B courting another former PC star
According to show insiders, The Bold and the Beautiful is actively trying to add former Port Charles star Erin Hershey Presley to its cast.
Ian Buchanan
March 2004
Buchanan to make vrief B&B return
Ian Buchanan will reprise his Emmy winning role as James Warwick on The Bold and the Beautiful in April.
Emily Harrison
April 2004
Newcomer Harrison bumped to recurring
After less than four months with The Bold and the Beautiful, newcomer Emily Harrison (Bridget Forrester) has been bumped to recurring status.
What was the biggest B&B news story in 2004?
 JAN: Jennifer Finnigan (Bridget) announces she'll leave B&B   46% 
 JUL: B&B unveils first ever new opening credits sequence   18% 
 MAY: Finnigan is first ever actor to 'three-peat' at Emmys   9% 
 JAN: Lorenzo Lamas inked to play B&B firefighter   9% 
 MAY: Colleen Dion returns as Felicia, ending 14 year absence   6% 
 Other   4% 
 DEC: Torkildsen dropped to recurring, but will return in '05   3% 
 NOV: Colleen Dion to exit because of commuting concerns   2% 
 MAR: Ian Buchanan makes brief return to B&B   1% 
 JUN: Brian Gaskill (Rafe) opts out of his B&B contract   1% 

Colleen Dion
May 2004
Colleen Dion "sneaks" back to B&B role
Colleen Dion (Felicia Forrester) has returned to The Bold and the Beautiful. Dion announced her returning to Soap Central as she sneaked up the Red Carpet at this year's Daytime Emmys.
Brian Gaskill
June 2004
Brian Gaskill opts out of B&B contract
Brian Gaskill (Oscar Marone), who joined the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful in September 2003 to much fanfare, has decided that he will effectively step away from the show.
Erin Hershey Presley
June 2004
B&B still actively courting Hershey-Presley
According to show insiders, execs at The Bold and the Beautiful have intensified talks with actress Erin Hershey Presley. As reported by Soap Central in March, B&B reportedly wants to sign the actress to play opposite her former Port Charles love interest Brian Gaskill (Oscar Marone).
July 2004
B&B unveils new opening sequence
Today, The Bold and the Beautiful rolls out a brand new opening credits sequence. Though it may be hard to believe it, the show has essentially had the same opening since it debuted - all the way back on March 23rd, 1987.
Erin Hershey Presley
July 2004
B&B gives up on Hershey-Presley... for now
According to show insiders, execs at The Bold and the Beautiful have now decided to abandon their pursuit of actress Erin Hershey Presley.
Kimberlin Brown
August 2004
Kimberlin Brown assumes OLTL role intended for Evans
Soap veteran Kimberlin Brown has been signed to appear as a Paige Miller, a doctor on One Life to Live starting later this year. Brown's role was originally intended for Mary Beth Evans (Sierra Montgomery).
Colleen Dion
September 2004
Colleen Dion taken off contract with B&B
There is ongoing chatter in some B&B circles that the show is trying to recast the role of Felicia Forrester. The character of Felicia was brought back to The Bold and the Beautiful in July when soap veteran Colleen Dion (AMC's ex-Leslie Coulson) reprised the role that she had previously created in 1992.
Brian Gaskill
October 2004
Gaskill tells fans they might not see him on B&B again
As reported earlier this year, Brian Gaskill (Oscar Marone) is no longer on contract with CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful. Now comes word from the actor that he may never again be seen on the 30-minute soap.
Colleen Dion
November 2004
Dion to exit B&B In December
Little more than a month after word was handed down that Colleen Dion (Felicia Forrester) had been taken off contract because of "commuting" problems comes a statement by The Bold and the Beautiful that Dion will be exiting the show.
Justin Torkildsen
November 2004
Torkildsen again taken off contract
There's another chapter in the ever-changing contract status of B&B Emmy winner Justin Torkildsen (Rick Forrester). The actor has again been taken off contract.
Justin Torkildsen
December 2004
Source: Torkildsen will be back at B&B
Just a month after being taken off contract - again - comes word that Emmy winner Justin Torkildsen's (Rick Forrester) days at The Bold and the Beautiful might not be done after all.

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