All My Children
Goodbye scarves and Speedos, hello scruff and couture hockey jerseys? In the Dec. 2-16 issue of CBS Soaps In Depth, Brad Bell answered many burning questions about the casting of All My Children superstar Thorsten Kaye as Ridge Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful. Here's an excerpt:
Q. This casting choice seems to indicate that you're not looking to replicate Ronn's portrayal. Will this new version of Ridge be different not only in looks but also in personality?
"Absolutely. We're going to write a Ridge that is very reflective of Thorsten. I get so much of my inspiration from the actors and what they bring to the role, so I'll be studying him very closely and trying to capture his spirit and play to his strengths." READ MORE
All My Children may be on the shelf, but starlet Jordan Lane Price (ex-Celia) is in the spotlight, courtesy of a reported jetset romance with former child star Macaulay Culkin! A pic of Culkin kissing a "mystery brunette" in the City of Lights had the celeb rags going crazy, trying to find out who she was. Tsk. They should have simply asked a soap opera fan! READ MORE
Brooke Logan's (Katherine Kelly Lang) dance card will be pretty full this holiday season on The Bold and the Beautiful. Dollar Bill Spencer (Don Diamont) wants her back in his life — and in is bed. Meanwhile, the love of Brooke's adult life, Ridge Forrester, is set to return on Friday, Dec. 13, with All My Children mega-hunk Thorsten Kaye donning the couturier's fancy rags. READ MORE
Editor's Note: This list was originally published on Nov. 23, 2012.
No. 10: Berrenger's Department Store, Berrenger's
In 1985, NBC debuted Berrenger's, a splashy, primetime serial about a glamorous, New York City department store dynasty. The soap opera from Lynn Marie Latham and Bernard Lechowick was meant to be a competitor for ABC's Dynasty and CBS primetime sudsers Dallas, Falcon Crest and Knots Landing among others.
Unfortunately, suds lovers were only able to follow the antics of the Berrenger family, friends and foes for 13 short episodes. A pre-Generations Jonelle Allen and future Dallas and All My Children hunk Jack Scalia both appeared. Watch an NBC promo for the premiere of Berrenger's (at the 24 second mark) below!
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