Bold and Beautiful
On the heels of the passing of The Young and the Restless' Jeanne Cooper, the Bell television dynasty has been rocked by the death of another longterm employee and friend. Ron Weaver, who for almost three decades worked as a producer on The Bold and the Beautiful, died on May 11. He was 75.
Before entering the world of daytime dramas in 1986, ahead of the launch of B&B, Weaver was part of the original creative team behind Sesame Street. I reached out to B&B showrunner Bradley Bell for his thoughts on Weaver's passing and his legacy.
"I am saddened to learn of the passing of Ron Weaver," said Bell. "Ron was talented, a good friend to all of us, and a 26 year producer of The Bold and the Beautiful. He will be missed, will always be remembered and will forever remain in our hearts."
Former One Life to Live, Guiding Light and As the World Turns stars gathered at the launch party for Mondon Productions, hosted by Marcia Tovsky and Howie Zeidman, on May 9. Specializing in soap opera events and appearances, Mondon Productions held its kickoff party at NOIR in New York City. See more photos after the jump!
Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless stars–Lamon Archey, Christian LeBlanc, Melissa Claire Egan, Peter Bergman, Kate Linder and Michelle Stafford (pictured above)–joined celebrities like Halle Berry and Andy Garcia in the 20th Annual Revlon Run/Walk For Women on May 11 in Los Angeles. The event helps raise funds to fight women’s cancer. See more photos after the jump!
I’m sorry, but whose idea was it for a pregnant lady to ride a motorcycle? I briefly had the thought of Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) crashing, as she came down the aisle on her wedding day, but apparently I was just clairvoyant. Poor Liam (Scott Clifton) just wanted some ribs, and instead his wife got T-boned.
Bill (Don Diamont) has become Uncle of the year to Caroline, (Linsey Godfrey) and I can’t help but wonder if the true Spencer in Caroline is working her Uncle by sobbing on his shoulder. Alison gave Bill more dirt on Maya (Karla Mosley), and she reminded me and everyone else Ricky Paull Goldin is headed to The Bold and the Beautiful . I almost felt like I was watching another show on another network with how long it took for him to pop up on screen. Even then, it was only a picture. It’s not above Bill to bring someone to town, felon or not. READ MORE
Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) put her pregnant ass on a motorcycle and ended up in an accident . What will happen to her baby with Liam (Scott Clifton)? Watch this week’s The Bold and the Beautiful promo after the jump! READ MORE
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DeVanity has already raised $3,245 of their $10,000 goal on Indiegogo. The soap's Season 4 campaign ends on June 20 at 11:59 pm PST.