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The Bold and the Beautiful-related news from 2012

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Hillary B. Smith
January 2012
Hillary B. Smith talks sex on B&B
One Life to Live alum Hillary B. Smith will be doling out advice as a therapist on The Bold and the Beautiful. The Emmy-winning actress, who played OLTL's Nora for 20 years, will play a newly created role beginning next month.
Brandon Beemer
January 2012
B&B bumps Beemer and Conroy
The Bold and the Beautiful has trimmed its cast of two of its male stars. Brandon Beemer has confirmed that he's been taken off contract. Zack Conroy has also been downgraded to recurring.
Lesley-Anne Down
January 2012
Lesley-Anne Down: An out at B&B
The Bold and the Beautiful is continuing its cast-trimming measures. Lesley-Anne Down's official web site announced to fans that the actress' contract had not been renewed. Down joined the CBS soap in 2003.
Jack Wagner
February 2012
B&B opts not to renew Jack Wagner's option
The Bold and the Beautiful has decided not to pick up an option in Jack Wagner's newly signed contract with the show, according to the actor's official web site. Fans are now wondering if the actor might rejoin General Hospital. Wagner joined B&B in 2003.
Robin Mattson
February 2011
Robin Mattson to check back into General Hospital
Things in Port Charles may soon get a little crazy -- not that there's anything wrong with that. A General Hospital spokesperson confirms that Robin Mattson will reprise the role of Heather Webber this spring. Mattson has appeared on All My Children, As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, and Santa Barbara.
Joanna Johnson
February 2012
Joanna Johnson returning and she won't be alone
Joanna Johnson returns to The Bold and the Beautiful next month to help introduce a new character to the canvas. The character, though unknown to viewers, will be well known to the characters currently on the canvas. Johnson is an original B&B cast member.
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February 2012
2012 The Bold and the Beautiful Dankies Ballot
The nominations for this year's The Bold and the Beautiful edition of the soapcentral.com > Dankies Awards have been tabulated, and the top vote-getters have been placed on the final ballot for your votes. It's time now to cast your votes.
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February 2012
Judge dismisses Naked Cowboy's B&B beef
A lawsuit filed against CBS by the street performer known as the Naked Cowboy has been dismissed by a federal judge. The Naked Cowboy, whose real name is Robert Burck, had been seeking $1.5 million in damages.
Jack Wagner
February 2012
Jack Wagner goes Dancing With the Stars
Since joining the world of soaps in 1983, Jack Wagner has seen his fair share of on-screen drama. Now, the General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful star is in for a whole new dramatic experience: he'll be ballroom dancing in the new season of Dancing With the Stars.
Jon Hensley
March 2012
ATWT vet Jon Hensley to guest on B&B
As the World Turns vet Jon Hensley will make a special appearance on The Bold and the Beautiful this spring. Hensley, who played ATWT's Holden for more than 20 years, will play a doctor on B&B.
Nafessa Williams
March 2012
Nafessa Williams gets a Bold role
The Bold and the Beautiful viewers will get a second taste of One Life to Live when actress Nafessa Williams joins the show this spring. Williams, who appeared as Deanna, has landed the role known as "Candace" in a recent casting call.
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March 2012
B&B headed back to Italy
The Bold and the Beautiful will travel to Italy this spring to use the beautiful southern coastal region of Puglia as a backdrop for one of its storylines. This will mark the fourth time the CBS soap has traveled to Italy.
Aaron D Spears
March 2012
Aaron D. Spears joins new BET pilot
The Bold and the Beautiful's Aaron D. Spears may be headed to primetime. The Image Award-nominated actor has been cast in the pilot for a new BET series called Single Black Female.
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood
April 2012
Wood books role in CW pilot
The Bold and the Beautiful's Jacqueline MacInnes Wood has booked another non-B&B gig. The actress assures fans, however, that she is not leaving The Bold and the Beautiful.
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April 2012
EX-B&B star Sarah Brown out at DAYS
Days of our Lives is undergoing something of another reboot. A week after the show replaced its head writing team, the show is preparing to trim its cast. Four stars -- Matthew Ashford, Sarah Brown, Christie Clark, and Patrick Muldoon -- are all said to be in their way out.
Crystal Chappell
April 2012
Crystal Chappell hired for groundbreaking B&B role
The Bold and the Beautiful will introduce its first gay couple later this spring. Soap vet Crystal Chappell has been hired to play Danielle, one of Caroline Spencer's two moms. Chappell has appeared on Days of our Lives, Guiding Light, and One Life to Live.
Sean Kanan
April 2012
Sean Kanan returning to The Bold and the Beautiful
Deacon Sharpe has been missing in action on The Bold and the Beautiful for quite some time; he's been shaking things up in The Young and the Restless' Genoa City. By May, however, actor Sean Kanan will move Deacon back to B&B.
Joanna Johnson
May 2012
B&B's Joanna Johnson comes out
Deacon Sharpe has been missing in action on The Bold and the Beautiful for quite some time; he's been shaking things up in The Young and the Restless' Genoa City. By May, however, actor Sean Kanan will move Deacon back to B&B.
Kyle Lowder
May 2012
Spouses Zucker, Lowder to play dastardly DeVanity siblings
Though they are married in real life, Arianne Zucker and Kyle Lowder will play siblings in the upcoming season of the web series, Devanity. Zucker and Lowder met while working on Days of our Lives together. Lowder has also appeared on The Bold and the Beautiful.
Heather Tom
May 2012
B&B's Heather Tom expecting first child
Emmy winner Heather Tom will welcome her first child later this year. Tom and husband James Anchor married last year. Tom has also appeared on The Young and the Restless and One Life to Live.
Ian Buchanan
May 2012
Ian Buchanan is DAYS' latest cut
Another Days of our Lives newcomer will exit the canvas this summer. Soap vet Ian Buchanan, who has played Ian since February, will be written out of the shown Buchanan has also appeared on All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital, and Port Charles.
Sean Kanan
June 2012
Sean Kanan: B&B time has come to an end
Deacon Sharpe made a long-awaited return to The Bold and the Beautiful last month, but fans shouldn't get too used to seeing the character on-screen. Sean Kanan has revealed that his time as the fictional character has already come to an end.
Adrienne Frantz
June 2012
Adrienne Frantz now on recurring at B&B
Another B&B star has been taken off contract. A spokesperson for the CBS soap confirms that Emmy winner Adrienne Frantz is now on recurring status. Frantz made her first appearance on The Bold and the Beautiful in 1997.
Ronn Moss
July 2012
B&B star Ronn Moss, wife hurt in car accident
The Bold and the Beautiful's Ronn Moss and his wife, Devin, are recuperating from a serious car accident. Moss sustained facial lacerations, and both suffered some bumps and bruises. Moss has been a B&B cast member since the show's debut in 1987.
Ronn Moss
August 2012
Original B&B cast member Ronn Moss out
And then there were three. Ronn Moss, who has played Ridge Forrester since The Bold and the Beautiful's debut in 1987, is exiting the show. A published report states that Moss opted to exit the show rather than take a reduced salary.
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August 2012
B&B casting male "heart throb" -- maybe not
The Bold and the Beautiful had plans to add to its younger set. Those plans have apparently been altered now that original cast member Ronn Moss has announced his exit from the show.
Ronn Moss
August 2012
Moss on B&B exit: All good things end eventually
Ronn Moss has broken his silence about his exit from The Bold and the Beautiful. In a statement on a social media web site, Moss acknowledged his fans, and teased that "new doors" were already opening for him. Moss, an original B&B cast member, debuted in 1987.
Jon Hensley
August 2012
Jon Hensley making another B&B appearance
As the World Turns vet Jon Hensley is headed back to The Bold and the Beautiful. Hensley first appeared on B&B in May. The actor is best known as ATWT's Holden Snyder.
Ronn Moss
August 2012
Katherine Kelly Lang makes a decision on her B&B future
With news that one the show's four original cast members was leaving the show, some B&B fans worried that others might be out, too. Now, Katherine Kelly Lang has made an important announcement about her future as The Bold and the Beautiful's Brooke Logan.
Phyllis Diller
August 2012
Pioneering comedienne Phyllis Diller dead at 95
Funnywoman Phyllis Diller died peacefully with 'a smile on her face' Monday at the age of 95. In addition to opening the door for a generation of female comics, Diller starred in numerous films and television projects -- including a stop in daytime on The Bold and the Beautiful.
Susan Flannery
August 2012
Susan Flannery exiting The Bold and the Beautiful
The Bold and the Beautiful is set to lose one of its biggest stars later this year. Four-time Emmy winner Susan Flannery will exit the role of Stephanie Forrester by year's end. Flannery is one of the show's four remaining original cast members.
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August 2012
B&B releases "Most Shocking Moments" on DVD
The Bold and the Beautiful has released a new DVD compilation of 15 episodes that feature the series' "Most Shocking Moments."
Ronn Moss
August 2012
Ross Moss: Leaving B&B is a rebirth for me
Ronn Moss describes his decision to leave The Bold and the Beautiful as a rebirth. The actor, whose departure was outed by another star, says that a series of signs told him it was time to go. Moss is an original B&B cast member, playing Ridge Forrester since 1987.
Sean Kanan
September 2012
Sean Kanan's family to expand
Newlywed Sean Kanan and his wife, Michele, are expecting their first child together this spring. The pair was married earlier this summer. Kanan has appeared on The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital, Sunset Beach, and The Young and the Restless.
Sean Kanan
September 2012
Sean Kanan returning to General Hospital
A familiar face is returning to General Hospital in October. Sean Kanan, who appeared on GH in the 1990s as A.J. Quartermaine, is rejoining the show -- but who will he play? Kanan has also appeared on The Bold and the Beautiful, Sunset Beach, and The Young and the Restless.
Susan Flannery
October 2012
B&B's Stephanie Forrester to lose battle with cancer
It may be the highest profile pre-announced soap opera death in daytime history. By year's end, The Bold and the Beautiful's Stephanie Forrester will lose her battle with lung cancer. Stephanie has been played by Susan Flannery since the show debuted in 1987.
Antonio Sabato, Jr
October 2012
Antonio Sabato, Jr. ties the knot
Former General Hospital hunk Antonio Sabato, Jr., has tied the knot. The actor didn't need a reality show to find the love of his life -- but that's not to say he didn't try that approach. In addition to his work on GH, Sabato also appeared on The Bold and the Beautiful.<
Scott Clifton
October 2012
Scott Clifton's "spontaneous" wedding
Last year, B&B's Scott Clifton picked up a long-overdue Emmy. In 2012, the actor has an even more important addition to his life: a new wife. Clifton and Nicole Lampson married earlier this month and then took off for Paris. Clifton has also appeared on One Life to Live and General Hospital.
Heather Tom
October 2012
B&B's Heather Tom welcomes first child
Emmy winner Heather Tom and husband James have added a "plus one" to their family. The couple welcomed their first child, Zane Alexander, on October 28. Tom has appeared on One Life to Live, All My Children, and The Young and the Restless, in addition to The Bold and the Beautiful.
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November 2012
B&B shares 25 years of photos in new book
The Bold and the Beautiful will release a special photo book to mark 25 years on the air. The book will feature never-before-seen photos from the show's past.
Celtic Women
November 2012
Celtic Woman ensemble to serenade B&B's queen of fashion
The musical group Celtic Woman will help pay tribute to The Bold and the Beautiful's Stephanie Forrester. The group was selected to honor Stephanie's Irish heritage.
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November 2012
Relive how it all began on The Bold and the Beautiful
Fans of The Bold and the Beautiful can relive how the show began way back in 1987. For the very first time, the CBS soap has released its first 16 episodes on DVD.
Katherine Kelly Lang
November 2012
Katherine Kelly Lang files for divorce
Katherine Kelly Lang and her husband of 15 years have separated. A published report states that The Bold and the Beautiful actress filed for divorce earlier this month. Lang is an original B&B cast member.
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November 2012
Guiding Light couple to reunite on B&B... kind of
Karla Mosley and Lawrence Saint-Victor are both headed to The Bold and the Beautiful in 2013. Though the actors were romantically involved on-screen on Guiding Light, that reportedly didn't play into their hiring
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December 2012
Year In Review: The Best of 2012
Another year has come and gone, so it's time to reflect on the best of the past twelve months. In a special edition of Soap Central Live, we look back at the top moments, stories, and more of B&B in 2012.
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December 2012
Year In Review: The Worst of 2012
As we get ready to flip the calendar to a near year, it's time to take one last look back at the things we'd like to forget about the past year. It's a look at the worst storylines, characters, and more of 2012.

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