The pheonix shall rise again!

After months of little or no story, a spokesperson for Joseph Mascolo, who portrays Massimo Marone, has confirmed that the actor has decided not to renew his contract with Bold and the Beautiful. Apparently, Mascolo was not happy with both the lack of a storyline and the direction of his character, and has decided to exit the show.

The departure from the soap was deemed as amicable, with rumors spreading rapidly, that he may be reprising his role as the villainous ‘Stephano Dimera’, on daytime drama, Days of Our Lives.

Will “The Phoenix” rise again?! As soon as Soaps.com finds out the answer to this, as well as a final airdate for Mascolo, our readers will be the first to know!

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 9 2006: Soaps.com sources confirm that Stephano will be seen back on canvas soon. Nothing more to report, until it’s official!