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Kristen Stewart reveals her heartbreak whilst filming final scenes of the Twilight movie while Blake Lively shares how she went from Gossip Girl to sex siren in Savages. Tragedy strikes Katie on The Bold and the Beautiful when she goes into early labour – will the baby survive? On Days Of Our Lives Sami and EJ re-united by death.

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Drug tragedies and betrayals!

May 24th, 2012 by Soap World | No Comments | Filed in Celebrity, Days of Our Lives, The Bold and the Beautiful
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Bold and the Beautiful: Stunned onlookers attempt to revive Hope.

In our latest issue of Soap World, there’s lots of juicy drama and suspense hitting the screens, with cast cuts, drug addictions, fatal shootings and shocking discoveries causing massive upheavals in our favourite shows!

We all know that Hope has been on a downward spiral on Bold and the Beautiful, but her latest addiction to her anti-anxiety medication may see her lose her life after she stumbles into Spencer’s pool! Has Hope’s pill-popping antics really pushed her into accidentally kill herself?

Meanwhile on Packed to the Rafters, Jake is also turning to drugs to numb his pain after falling victim to a terrible family betrayal. When news hits that Jake’s abandoning father has a terminal illness, Jake is caught off-guard. But when he finds evidence that his father is lying, or at least embellishing the truth, he feels betrayed and beats himself up for being played for a sucker. Will Jake’s wounds ever heal?

On Day’s of our Lives,  it could be lights out for Sami when Rafe’s evil imposter attempts to strangle the life out of her. Sami and Rafe may have finally unmasked and captured Rafe’s doppelganger, but the battle is not over! When Rafe is distracted with a family emergency, he unknowingly leaves Sami at the mercy of his murderous lookalike. Will the real Rafe be able to save his wife in time?

And on Neighbours, Toadie’s dream of finally having his own child with Sonya could be shattered by the arrival of an old enemy. Toadie is horrified to discover that Callum’s father and Sonya’s abusive ex, Troy Miller, has moved back into Ramsay Street with the sole intention of fighting for legal custody of Callum. Will Toadie be able to hold on to both his children?

Also in this issue of Soap World, we catch up with Revenge star, Madeleine Stowe, who reveals why she was meant to play the role of the Hamptons’ very own Queen Victoria, plus there are plenty of great prizes up for grabs. Enjoy the issue!

Words by JESSICA GRUBB

Let’s talk about sex!

April 12th, 2012 by Soap World | No Comments | Filed in Celebrity, Competition, Days of Our Lives, Interview, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless

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B&B: Can Hope (Kimberly Matula) and Liam's (Scott Clifton) love survive?

In our latest issue of Soap World, things are getting rather saucy on our favourite soaps, with plenty of sex dramas, fantasies and passionate embraces hitting the screens.

On the Bold and the Beautiful, Steffy and Hope both have sex on their mind – but for very different reasons. Hope begins secret sex therapy sessions after a disappointing first sexual experience with Liam, while Steffy unleashes her latest ruse by engaging in seductive mind games with Rick. Does the wicked Steffy have an ulterior motive?

Meanwhile on Home and Away, Leah starts to fall hard and fast for bad boy Brax, after seeing him in a whole new light. When Brax’s pursues the opportunity to become a positive role model for VJ, the two begin to share a special bond and cause Leah to reassess Brax’s character. Could Leah be the women to help Brax move on with his life?

As for Neighbours, Susan’s health takes a turn for the worst when she gets caught up in Paul’s office politics. As she struggles with her new position, she’s soon aware that the symptoms of her previously dormant multiple sclerosis are returning in full force. Could Paul and his poisonous office politics ultimately kill Susan?

On The Young and the Restless, Victor bursts Billy out of prison to save Delia’s life – on the condition that he never sees his wife or daughter again. And on Days of our Lives, Melanie is attacked by a masked intruder who sneers that he murdered Arianna in cold blood and intends to kill Melanie too.

Also in this issue of Soap World, we catch up with Charlie Sheen who opens up about his new TV show and last years infamous meltdown. We also talk to Jennifer Aniston about new movies, nudity and why she’s decided to let her guard down a bit.

We also have some great prizes to give away – including special Mother’s Day gifts and DVD packs, and Kate Moss and Miranda Kerr share their hot beauty tips for this autumn.

Enjoy!

Words by JESSICA GRUBB

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Wedding chaos

March 22nd, 2012 by Soap World | No Comments | Filed in The Bold and the Beautiful

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FORCED TO WAIT: Ridge and Brooke bring a halt to Hope and Liam's wedding.

They created a empire where passion rules – a place where power, money and success are there for the taking, in a city where dreams really come true – or do they? For Hope, her perfect dream will be turned into a horrible nightmare on upcoming episodes of  The Bold and the Beautiful.

Now that Hope and Liam have reconciled, Hope wants to make sure their relationship lasts this time, so she suggests to Liam they get married as soon as possible. He agrees that once his divorce from Steffy is finalised in six months, they will be free to go through with Hope’s wedding dreams. But why wait that long?

When Hope urges Liam to obtain an annulment from Steffy, Liam is slightly hesitant, but proceeds with Hope’s requests. But Steffy refuses to let go of her hubby without a fight! She declares that she is not going to sign the documents, and opts to get a normal divorce in six months like he initially asked for.

Hope does not take well to the news, and barges into Steffy’s office demanding she sign the papers. But as expected, Steffy isn’t budging, and either is that wedding ring on her finger! Hope vows that she and Liam will be husband and wife by tomorrow and storms out.

To prove a point, Hope organises a last-minute press conference declaring that her and Liam are back together and will be exchanging vows tomorrow. But with Steffy refusing to sign the papers, a nervous Liam doesn’t know what to do.

The next day, Hope is preparing for an intimate ceremony in her mother’s living room, but when Hope and Liam join at the altar, Ridge suddenly interrupts the minister and informs the bride that Steffy will not sign the annulment papers, meaning the wedding cannot proceed.

Will Hope and Liam’s relationship be able to survive Steffy’s wicked ways?

Words by JESSICA GRUBB

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THE WORLD OF SOAP… with Rebecca Lake

December 10th, 2010 by Soap World | 1 Comment | Filed in The Bold and the Beautiful

Here It Goes, Here It Goes, Here It Goes Again!

Remember 1990?

The hair was bigger, the clothes were smaller and Sinead O’Connor was beseeching the world to believe that nothing compaaaaared to us.

Having debuted three years earlier, B&B was already a hit with daytime audiences. But, little did anyone know that a new character was about to arrive on the scene – a character that would irrevocably change the face of the show, and spark heated debates between viewers the world around.

I’m talking, of course, about Taylor Hayes Forrester Rashid Forrester Marone Forrester Jones III. From the day she swanned into Los Angeles wearing a crisp white lab coat and a perpetually winsome expression, the good doc set into motion the beginnings of B&B’s most enduring love triangle between her, designer man Ridge Forrester, and everyone’s favourite “slut from the valley”, Brooke Logan.

Whether you wanted Ridge to pick the blonde or the brunette babe (or, if you were like me and hoped that they would each ditch the philandering playboy, join forces and resources and start their own fabulous fashion business while he wallowed in pity and tried to figure out how to tie his own shoelaces without a woman to help him), there was no denying the fascination that their ever-shifting connection held for the watching world.

After two decades and a whole lotta marriages between the threesome, it seemed as if B&B was finally moving away from what was becoming an increasingly tired love triangle when Brooke and Ridge renewed their vows, and Taylor found love with PR star, Whip Jones. But, to paraphrase Michael Corleone in The Godfather, just when we thought we were out of this hot mess, they pull us right back in again. That’s right – B&B has ominously hinted at the reinvigoration of Brooke/Ridge/Taylor in an upcoming storyline that sees Taylor starting to pine for her ex-husband after he makes a throw away comment about returning to her if Brooke strays from him again. Ick. Gag.

Not only do I want to reach into the TV, give Taylor a good shake and tell her to show some respect for herself, I want to phone B&B’s head honchos and tell them to have some respect for us, the viewers who deserve a better class of storyline after sticking with them for twenty-odd years.

What do you think? Would you like to see Taylor, Ridge and Brooke hop back on the carousel of love, lust and lies? Post your comments below, or send them to: soap@nextmedia.com.au.

THE WORLD OF SOAP… with Rebecca Lake

October 29th, 2010 by Soap World | 3 Comments | Filed in The Bold and the Beautiful

Me And My Pal Bridget

I grew up with B&B’s Bridget Forrester. Not literally, of course – while she was living in her Beverly Hills mansion surrounded by the bold and the batty, I was falling off my bike and listening to The Spice Girls in Sydney. Plus – she’s fictional, where as by most accounts, I am real. Honest!

When Bridget was born, though, I was six years old, and like Brooke Logan, I had spent many months eagerly anticipating her arrival. From the moment that Ridge placed Bridget in Brooke’s arms after delivering her at the Big Bear cabin, I felt a kinship with this girl from a far-off land.

Thanks to the miracle of rapid aging, Bridget and I were soon the same age, and I marvelled at how exciting her life was compared to mine (because, to a soap-crazed six-year old, nothing says “excitement” like a paternity scandal and a kidnapping scare).

Although I continued to age at a normal rate, while Bridget suddenly turned eighteen mere weeks after her eleventh birthday, I was still fascinated by her frequently harrowing escapades. Over the space of a few years, Bridget grew up, attended medical school, found a husband, lost that husband to her mother, found another husband, lost that husband to her mother, became pregnant, gave birth to a stillborn child, entered the world of fashion design, and gave birth to her father-in-law’s baby, which pretty much takes us up to the present day.

Having invested so many hours in Bridget Forrester, it makes me sad to see that Ashley Jones (who has been my favourite of the nine Bridgets to grace the screen since 1992) has been taken off contract and dropped down to recurring status – the same fate that befell Winsor Harmon (Thorne) earlier this year.

While I understand that B&B wants to highlight previously underused players, or bring in new characters (as Ashley became a recurring player, newbie Kristolyn Lloyd (Dayzee) was signed to a permanent contract) I can’t help but feel a pang of sadness for more old TV gal pal, who I still feel has plenty of tragedy – and hopefully a little joy – left to give her fans.

Do you have a favourite character that has been put on the backburner? Post your comments below, or send a message to soap@nextmedia.com.au

Rock The Vote With B&B!

October 29th, 2010 by Soap World | 2 Comments | Filed in The Bold and the Beautiful

Everyone has a favourite soap memory – whether it was seeing Marlena getting really up close and personal with Satan on Days, or watching Victor and Nikki Newman tie the knot for the third (or was that the fourth?) time on Y&R.

B&B is now giving fans the chance to vote for their favourite moments from the last 24 years. Log onto:

http://www.boldandbeautiful.com/index.cfm/pk/content/pid/416661

to have your say about the most memorable catfights, romances and mysteries from the veteran sudser. Don’t forget to check back in February to find out what fans chose as their all-time favourite B&B moment!

THE WORLD OF SOAP… with Rebecca Lake

September 24th, 2010 by Soap World | 3 Comments | Filed in Celebrity, The Bold and the Beautiful

Sayonara, Stephanie Forrester?

If any of you have been checking up on your soap gossip online over the last week, you will probably have stumbled across the rumour that the great Susan Flannery – aka, Stephanie “don’t mess with my family or I’ll run you over with a herd of stampeding elephants” Forrester is gearing up to leave The Bold and the Beautiful.

The source of this rumour was US TV Guide’s Michael Logan, who recently sat down with B&B show-runner Bradley Bell to discuss Stephanie’s upcoming controversial cancer storyline, only to score a scoop when Bell revealed that there is a “possibility” that the marauding matriarch will not survive her disease! (For the full article, click here: http://www.tvguide.com/News/Bold-Beautiful-Shocker-1023296.aspx)

Before we start sticking pins in voodoo dolls of Bradley Bell (for contemplating killing off Stephanie) and Michael Logan (for revealing that Bradley Bell is contemplating killing off Stephanie), let’s pause and think of the bigger picture here, and that is a B&B without Stephanie Forrester.

Can you even imagine it? It’s like picturing a sky without a sun, or the cast of Home and Away without their radioactive fake tans – it’s just a completely alien concept. If Stephanie leaves B&B – who will keep Eric’s eye from wandering? Who will remind Brooke of her past sexcapades? Who will give Ridge a spine?

Aside from the loss of a fantastic character and actor, the biggest problem with Susan Flannery’s possible retirement is that the show itself really isn’t ready for Stephanie to leave.

Every soap opera is built around a matriarchal character that is there to metaphorically (and occasionally physically, if everyone is being really naughty) whip their kids, grandkids, maids, dogs and dining room furniture into line. On most soaps, there are back-up matriarchs, for whenever the primary matriarch is unable to fulfil her butt-kicking duties (like Days’ Maggie, Kate and Caroline or Y&R’s Nikki and Phyllis).

B&B, however, have not been grooming any of the their other leading female characters to step into the alpha role, once Stephanie has vacated it. It’s long been established that Brooke is a flake, Taylor is weak, and Felicia is… non-existent. The only character who could potentially step into Stephanie’s enormous shoes is her namesake, Steffy, but she is too busy pointlessly chasing Hope’s boyfriends to undertake the task of being a rallying-point for her family.

While we would like to think that Bell’s pronouncement is a way of scaring up ratings as the show moves into its November sweeps period, there’s no escaping that although Stephanie (and the rest of her soapy companions) is never a day over 45 on B&B, her portrayer is now 71 years old, and has made no secret of her desire to retire.

We can only hope that either a) Susan Flannery decides to remain with B&B until she’s 125, or b) Brad Bell finds some way to clone Susan Flannery so that she stays with the show forever, as a B&B without Stephanie would be a very dark (and very quiet) place indeed.

What are your thoughts on the (possible) end of Stephanie Forrester’s reign? Send your comments to: soap@nextmedia.com.au

THE WORLD OF SOAP… with Rebecca Lake

September 7th, 2010 by Soap World | 1 Comment | Filed in The Bold and the Beautiful

Who's missing from this picture?

Welcome to Soap World’s THE WORLD OF SOAP blog where no botox injection goes unnoticed and no case of Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome goes unpunished!

The goal of this blog is to look at the crazy, fun stories from daytime TV that we all know and love, and ask the REALLY important questions about them, like – why does B&B’s Brooke seem incapable of keeping her hands off her daughters’ boyfriends, or will Days of Our Lives’ Chloe Lane ever have more than one facial expression?!

    In this instalment, we look at… The Missing Children of B&B

    There must be some kind of Pied Piper on the loose in Soap Land, scooping up the under-ten set and spiriting them away to a mysterious day care centre from which they never seem to return – that is, until the storyline dictates that one of the adult characters needs to show a little parental care, and the littlies are wheeled out for twenty minutes to play quietly while the grownups get on with their real lives in the foreground.

    The Bold and the Beautiful is one of the biggest offenders when it comes to disappearing daytime darlings (or DDD’s, as we shall call them.) When was the last time anyone saw RJ Forrester? Or Thorne’s daughter Alexandria? Or baby Jack Marone? This last is the most disturbing of all the DDD’s – with Jack’s sailor papa, Nick Marone, currently boozing it on the Shady Marlin with the shady Aggie, poor little Jack could be stuck under a lobster trap somewhere on board and no-one would ever know!

    We know that the kids of Los Angeles can’t always be active participants in the drama and deception swirling around them – and nor would we want them to be, as that would land in Taylor’s psych practice before the age of ten – but it would be nice if we could see them more than twice a year, AND if we could get some sense of who they are before they inevitably succumb to the virulent rapid aging syndrome that has claimed so many of daytime’s kids.

    What do you think? Do you want to see more of B&B’s DDD’s? Send your comments to: soap@nextmedia.com.au