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The Bold and the Beautiful:
What did Brooke tell Thorne? Is that what had Thorne baffled out of his turtleneck? And what is Steffy berating Bill about now? Find out in the video highlights from last week in’s The Bold and the Beautiful news room then get a look at Annika Noelle as B&B’s new Hope Logan. Plus, Candace was thrilled over Thorne and Ridge’s animosity, laughed at Sheila slithering away, and wondered what Hope’s return will mean for Steffy in her “B&B” blog.

Days of our Lives:
A familiar face will be returning in the future. Jaime Lyn Bauer will briefly be back on Days as Laura Horton. The future might also look a little different now that Bruce Evans has been named head of NBC programming. Visit our Days of our Lives news room for the details on that and get a sneak peek at the upcoming insanity in Salem. Speaking of what’s coming up, Matthew Ashford will be returning to Days as Jack. And Christine comments on what Abe and JJ have in common, Sami getting scary, and Hope’s terrific dialogue in the newest “Days” blog.

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General Hospital:
Jacklyn Zeman just celebrated 40 years on “GH” as Bobbie. Find out what some of her favorite moments have been in our General Hospital news room. While you’re there, you can also get a reminder of last week’s action in Port Charles as Julian told Alexis what he was expecting, Liesl had something to say about Jason, and Nathan and Maxie made a baby announcement. Then don’t miss head writer Shelly Altman giving a preview of what’s ahead on the soap. Plus, Denise Alexander is coming back to GH as Lesley Webber. And Dustin discusses whether Six will throw the show into a time warp, Griffin being a hero, and the trouble with Andre in the latest “GH” blog.

The Young and the Restless:
Visit our The Young and the Restless news room to find out what had Ashley furious, what Gloria had to deal with, and what Nick was demanding from Paul. It’s all in last week’s video highlights. If you want something to look forward to, Jess Walton (Jill) is coming back to YR. Finally, Candace still thinks Tessa is kind of pointless, was impressed by Hilary and Devon, and conflicted about Ashley’s treatment of Ravi in her latest blog.

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