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75 March 19th, 2018 Courtney Hope Announces Her Exit From The Bold and the Beautiful!

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Looks like the “Next Gen” Spectra clan won’t be a part of the canvas moving forward on The Bold and the Beautiful.

News today from actress Courtney Hope herself is that she is gone from the CBS Daytime drama series and her role of Sally Spectra.  Courtney expressed the news via her Instagram account.

In Hope’s statement, she related: “I’ve been waiting for the right time to say this, but I’ve realized the more I wait the longer it takes me to move on and accept life’s new chapter.  Thank you to all the Sally and Spectra fans! Your love and support has meant the world and I will miss you all.  Hopefully, Sally can return to ‘Los Angeles Fashion’ soon, but until then… I love you all. It’s been the greatest year, and I will forever be thankful for my time as Sally Spectra. Being blessed to grace your homes and screens with love, light and the pursuit of dreams and truth. It’s been an honor to be apart of @boldandbeautifulcbs , and I am grateful for the memories and friendships made! God apparently has new and bigger plans for me at the moment and I can’t wait to see what those are! Again, I love you all and I hope to entertain and hangout with you again very soon! #TeamSpectraforLIFE#WeSpectrasLoveYou ”

So, what do you think about Courtney departing B&B? Comment below!

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  1. Mark Y says:

    Disappointed that the writers could not give the new gen of Spectra solid story to play.

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  2. SZima says:

    Too bad! She was a breath of fresh air! They should never have had Thomas leave…they were a good couple.

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    rebecca1 replied

    The actor chose to leave.

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  3. Ray says:

    I started watching B&B during Quinn kidnapping Liam. I loved the show’s pacing for being a 30-minute show. Quinn/Eric has been my favorite storyline. I also loved Bill and Brooke getting together (again) last year. But in the past few months, the show has been in a drought.

    For two weeks, the only scenes have been involving Bill’s shooting suspects. Also, there has been too much attention given to the return of Hope, who is doing nothing except being someone to be Steffi’s/LIam’s therapist. To say the show has become painful is an understatement. The return of Thomas and Caroline seems anti-climatic and both actors deserve much better.

    Sally was an refreshing break from the Spencers and Logans. The character was almost the sole reason to tune in after her arrival. Who wasn’t cheering for her and Thomas to get together. After Pierson Fode left the show, it appeared she would be an obstacle with Steffi/Liam. After the building imploded on Sally and Liam, she became missing in action.

    I read Courtney was leaving on another site earlier today and within an hour, there were 400+ comments, overwhelmingly from disappointed and angry fans. A show can not spend the greater part of a year building a character and then dismiss her. The ratings of B&B are at an all-time low. If Bill Bell does not wake up soon, he might being facing the same issue that GH and DOOL has seen during the past few years.

    Speaking of DOOL, how about casting Courtney as a new Melanie or a sibling for Sonny?

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    Michael replied

    You said, ” If Bill Bell does not wake up soon”. Well honey, Bill isn’t running the show, Brad is.

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    Ray replied

    Thank you for the correction. No disrespect to Bill.

    rebecca1 replied

    Thomas (Pierson Fode) only came back for the exit of Sally; taking her to NY with him. So, it’s not that he deserved better. It was the sole purpose of his brief return which he agree to do.

    It was rumored Courtney was leaving a while ago so it came as no surprise to me; but I agree with you. I would have rather they kept her on. The whole Spectra group was fun from Grams to Saul. Shame… loved her funky, cool character!

    rebecca1 replied

    agreed to do.

    Mo replied

    Bill Bell is dead.

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    Ray replied

    I made the correction above. Honest mistake.

    4ever DAYS replied

    And B&B is dying…Their demos are lower than DAYS.

    Richard replied

    They could drop Nicole and keep Sally. Sorry but it doesnt seem as if a Zende recast is coming so she is not needed. Sally could be a love interest for Thorne or even Wyatt! They need more than Hope and Steffy for the younger pack. UGH. Cut CoCo too if this is a budget issue. Just dont copout and make her Bill’s shooter. And let her and Thomas go on the run together!

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    Ray replied

    I hate to say it, but I think Rick, Mya and Thorne could be dropped and we would never miss them because they are never on the show.

    K/kay replied

    Yes he is so is his son in writing did you ever pass a scapekpl to a surgeon and s said he is my son he knows nothing about operating but hey he is my blood makes about as much sense Brad does not know how to write anymore the Lauralee knows how to act quit butt kissing Jack them to the curb

    Michael replied

    And recent word is that the show will not be recasting Zende. So, the actress who plays Nicole may be on her way out too. This makes Zende, Thomas, Sally, Grams, Saul, Darlita and possibly more on the way out or are already gone. I agree, Brad doesn’t know what he’s doing when writing for this show.

    Mo replied

    It seems like Nicole is dropped. She makes rare appearances.

    Sally brought spunk and fun to the show, which is needed.

  4. rose says:

    Sad to see Sally/Courtney go. I had really liked the Spectra story so was sorry to see it fall victim to Diamond Bill. Otherwise B&B ijust seems to be revolving partners and beds, with the same characters.

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  5. blake says:

    Another Brad Bell casualty. Boy does he have a short attention span for anybody who isn’t named Brooke, Ridge, Liam, Steffy.

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    JK replied

    YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    dmr replied

    The reason I can’t watch the show is because of Steffy-I just can’t, so I don’t.

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    Kevin C replied

    I so agree with you blake…

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  6. rpm says:

    This is too bad Courtney is terrific Whats happening at bold that people seem to want out Fode Fynn and now Courtney Ivy too but i miss her the least The sadness is that her and Pierson had major chemistry and tha character of Hope has to go what a bore and Ingo as Thorne has been a bust The Spectra gang will be missed

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  7. James R. Poissant says:

    No way. This is a shock.

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  8. GramS says:

    I quit watching when the Spectra clan returned so now if they get rid of Sheila Carter I may give it another shot.

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  9. randy spring says:

    why do the big guys behind these shows always screw up.
    shes a good actress in a greaqt character,,,why not try firing the stupid writers that cant seem to write anything but who screws brook next,,
    seriously lets re hash storlines from the young and restless 30 years ago like who shot jill abbott is now playing who shot bill spencer and btw,,who the hell cares who shot him..
    tuning this crap out,,,adios amigos

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  10. Adam says:

    Boo! B&B what are you doing, Courtney Hope is awesome, she brought a sparkle to the show that was so much needed. A fresh face, someone with so much energy! Day in and day tired of see Liam and Steph in our face, though they are great actors as well. It’s a bit tiring of seeing them daily. Courtney and Fode made an awesome couple together, hot hot hot. Boo to B&B big mistake :(

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    Margaret Schenck replied

    Agree!

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  11. Kevin C says:

    I really loved Courtney’s portrayal of Sally for she seem so natural and I loved her and Pierson Fode aka Thomas together as a couple and wish that Brad Bell would of kept them together for I felt that they made a beautiful couple…This is the issue with Brads writing, he doesn’t keep couples together long enough for us to care about them other than the same story lines over and over and over…B&B needs to be an hour long and add more character’s and explore story lines and let’s keep couples together so we can invest in them as a couple, like the good ole days with super couples which are no more and that’s why soaps along with the lack of great writing are dwindling in viewership.

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    rebecca1 replied

    Pierson Fode chose to leave the show; he wasn’t let go. So, that ruined that great pairing. Loved them together!

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    Kevin C replied

    I understand that Pierson chose to leave…YES, loved them together…

    rebecca1 replied

    oh; sorry. I misinterpreted when you said you wished Brad Belll would have kept them together…I was so disappointed when Pieson left. And then, voila! Sally suddenly loved Liam like she never loved anyone before!

    Mo replied

    I think Thomas should have been recast to keep Sally on the show.

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    rebecca1 replied

    I agree, Mo. If they got someone to fit the bill it definitely would have been worth it. Courtney’s great; and she really brought such a colorful, vibrant energy. I would have liked to have seen her succeed despite Bill. Wonder where her little sister fits in? Is RJ about to lose his lady love, too? Shame…losing a whole crew of characters who are a direct contrast to the Forresters AND the Spencers.

    Ange replied

    I also agree. Courtney was brilliant on screen. I know Fode left on his own but they could have kept their story going and one day recast Thomas. We see people on the show without their mate right beside them. They could have thought of something. They are professional writers, correct? Maybe Fode would have agreed to make brief appearances so Sally could have been kept on as a rival to Steffy & Co. I’m really going to miss her. Sally and Quinn are my favorite characters on B&B..!

  12. Jimmy says:

    This is really disappointing news. Courtney Hope was perfect as Sally, bringing out the fire and passion in the character. Reviving Spectra Fashions was a brilliant idea, but it seemed like B&B wanted to throw every roadblock possible at the Spectra gang. And when Pierson Fode left, and Sally lost her love interest, her screen time was drastically reduced. I also figured that with Hope back in town, a Sally/Liam pairing was never going to happen, because if Liam decides to leave Steffy, I’m sure that he’ll go back to Hope.

    I guess this also means we’ll be bidding Shirley, Saul and Darlita adieu. Neither of the three are as big of a loss as Sally, but I hope they can return one day and truly give Spectra Fashions a rebirth. It seems like B&B has a hard time writing long-term story for Fashion houses the rival Forrester. The Jackie M crew had good story for a few years, but the final few years of their time on B&B was just rehash after rehash, following by drastically reduced screen time until they were all written out.

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  13. JOE COSTANZO says:

    I liked the Avants..they are gone,I like new Spectras ,now they are gone,I liked Darlita,but this is the Steffy show and the actress is ok,but what,the new young detective will romance someone, then he’s out too.

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    Dennis replied

    You are right Joe. What a shame that the show is letting the Spectra gang go. I am SO angry about this. So much talent. Instead the show will remain on and on and on with all the stupid INCEST storylines. I am considering quitting the show over this.

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  14. JK says:

    SORRY TO SEE COURTNEY GO. SHE ADDED A BREATH OF FRESH AIR TO THIS DULL SOAP. THIS SHOW IS SO SLOW MOVING AND REPEATS THE SAME OVER AND OVER. I FEEL LIKE I CAN MISS SEVERAL DAYS AND NOT MISS A THING…I WISH THIS TALENTED ACTRESS ALOT OF LUCK AND WOULD THINK WE WILL SEE HER SOON AGAIN ON ANOTHER SOAP!!!! REALLY THINK ITS TIME TO STOP WATCHING!

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  15. Carlos says:

    Since the writers have nothing to do except focus on the big four, Liam, Bill, Ridge and Brooke, we are of course left with the minor characters being shuffled around like chess pieces. The Spectra storyline was dead from the beginning because the writers didn’t give it the life and character a chance. They are still scrambling after 4 years because the central figure of the show, Stephanie Forresters death and life was the show, and nothing can or will ever replace that, Brooke , Ridge, their continued chaos of living and working at Forrester Fashions, isn’t enough to run a show, and Eric the other major character on the show being now married to bipolar woman, doesn’t give them much more room for him to do anything except stand in the wings, watching his company crumble. I am bored by Liam, sick of his wife, and his younger brother now in love with his father’s ex wife, Katie is almost word for word from Greek mythology…..the disgraced spouse, now kills the wife and son, then mourns them both……the demise of the show it’s not, but I will take a self imposed hiatus in May thru August, hoping by September they have gotten it right…..I am keeping my fingers crossed..adios …….

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  16. Michael says:

    I knew as soon as Pierson (Thomas) left the show, she wouldn’t be far behind, which is a shame. I’m sure one of the other soaps will snap her up.

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  17. soapqueenforever says:

    I’m really not surprised. I knew that after the episodes of the building explosion, that it was the beginning of the end for the Spectra clan. It seems that the powers that be do this every time they introduce new characters to the show. I’m surprised Wyatt and Quinn lasted as long as they have. Thy did the same thing with the Avante’s. They had a 5 minute story arch with Nicole and Lizzy. Then they had a whirlwind courtship with Nicole and Zende, and then they were suddenly shipped to the Paris offices, and whenever we see Maya and Rick at the house, Lizzy is forever down for a nap. I loved the pairing of Thomas and Sally. I guess they are going to be shipped off to NY to theirhappily ever after, never to be seen or heard from again. Now its time to focus on what I refer to aas the “regulars”. You know a Steffy, Hope, Liam episode is waiting to happen yet again. And what about the big hoopla about bringing back Thorne? He had his 5 minutes of fame for Brooke and Ridge’s wedding and then he seemed to just disappear. If I see Steffy walking around and clutching her stomach with that pathetic look on her face on more time I am going to scream. She really puts it into overdrive in front of Liam. I guess we just have to wait a and see what the future will bring.

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    jaybird369 replied

    soapqueenforever…I’m not surprised, either. Steffy looks BEYOND RIDICULOUS as a pregnant woman!!!!! At this point, I CANNOT BELIEVE what Brad Bell has done to B&B!!!!! As far as I’m concerned, Brad has clearly LOST his B&B vision!!!!! At this point, it is BEYOND OLD AND EVEN MORE TIRESOME watching Brooke getting married over and over and over and over again!!!!! In general, the absolute PITS!!!!! Beyond sad.

    Have a good one.

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  18. Brett says:

    Brad Bell is killing this show with his repetitive awful triangles. This information was leaked on DC weeks ago and I’m so angry we’re going back to the Liam Hope Steffy crap.

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  19. Mo says:

    This is a big mistake. There was story for the Spectras. Brad just didn’t want to write it.

    I do think with Pierson leaving it changed story.

    Hopefully they can return in the future.

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    Mo replied

    I would rather Hope left and Sally stayed.

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    rebecca1 replied

    Well, perhaps they’re purposely having Liam caught between Hope and Steffy which could put a wedge between Ridge and Brooke…

  20. Vickie G says:

    Loved the Spectra clan!!! Loved the Sally character!! Having them come onboard was I thought one of the BEST moves in a long time!!! Monaco and the fashion show down was awesome!!! Without them the show is dull and boring!!! How many partner swaps can one watch!!! I am SO tired of Liam and Steffy!! And I love them, but even I am BORED by them and their Storyline!!! The end of Spectra could be B and B’s end cause what’s left!!! Wish you luck Courtney Hope: You’ve got TONS of talent and I’ll stay tuned for your next project!!!

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  21. Iakovos says:

    I do not care for B&B’s way of storytelling. here they had this opportunity to revive the Forrester-Spectra feud and well… It just seems Brad Bell has an idea, quickly executes it, and then finds there is no long-term plan for it. We all know how the quickie relationships and marriages go. And the sudden shifts in story without buildup or suspense. I wonder if it may be time for B&B to do a rest as Brad Bell’s father Bill did with Y&R in the early 1980s. That show did not miss a beat and grew in success. I am weary of the endless bedding and wedding. And stories — Mrs. Logan’s Alzheimer’s, the devotion to the homeless, Brooke’s drinking — the come and go without emotional payoff. I am all for a long term Ridge-Bill contest but the execution falls short of Jack-Victor on Y&R. Maybe because Ridge and Bill are now too similar. As for the Thorne recast, seems it was done without sense of future story. Returns for Brooke but within weeks, he is into Katie or…???

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  22. toscanti says:

    Very Disappointed in B&B and Brad Bell. Mr. Bell is obsessed with the Liam/Hope/Stephy and Brooke/Ridge/Bill storylines. The character of Sally was a true light at the end of the tunnel, a pleasure to watch and now back to the same old boring stories. The actress playing Hope is no comparison to Kim Mutula who originated the adult role of Hope. Please send this new Hope back to Europe. Hopefully, another soap will recognize the colossal screw up made by Brad Bell and hire Courtney Hope for Y&R, GH or DOOL. I’ve watched B&B since it’s inception and believe 31 years is enough. I’m out! Good luck Courtney Hope, you’re a fantastic actress and you’ll have plenty of work to showcase your talents.

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  23. Terri Skarzynski says:

    Really sorry to see this actress leave she added spark to a currently sparkless show.

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  24. Nikki says:

    Oh this is really sad news. I was hoping to see her give the Foresters real competition. I really liked her. With everything Steffy did & said to her I wanted to see her with Liam while her company blossomed. So I guess it’s just the recycled crap again Steffy/Hope/Liam and It’s about time for Ridge to get bored with Brook again & find someone else.I’m going to watch till she leaves then take the summer off. Hopefully by the Fall she’ll be back.

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  25. Lew S says:

    Too bad! I really liked her

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  26. knitter1 says:

    Send Hope (boring, boring, boring) back to Europe and keep Sally and the Spectra gang. They are great at lightening up the mood on B&B!!!

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  27. Mister Media says:

    This is a real loss for the show. She has a great presence and commanded the screen from day one. I think this situation will turn out well for her as she is so talented and beautiful. I’m certain other opportunities await and that she’ll have a big future. Meanwhile, B&B remains a comic book version of a soap. Between the establishing shots and the flashbacks I think there’s actually only about 10 minutes of new show a day, 8 of which are a rehash of the dialogue from the previous day. This leaves the 2 minutes that I actually watch as I fast forward through each episode. I guess this also means that the rest of the Spectra gang is out of a job. This will leave more space for the 6 or so characters that actually get viable story. It’s too bad, as the show has some tremendous actors who are saddled with laughable dialogue and repetitive scenes. Here’s my take on the other 3 soaps – General Hospital has the best cast in daytime but is sometimes let down by the writing. Days Of Our Lives has the best writing at the moment. Young & The Restless has some great actors but since Mal Young took over the writing it has been lackluster overall with some good individual scenes. Long live the soaps!

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  28. nicholas says:

    i have barely watched the show since stephanie died and thorsten kaye was cast as ridge . the show is dead , gone , finished . i tuned in for the ridge brooke wedding a few weeks ago , this was the last episode i watched and the last episode i am watching . i barely made it through the episode . hearthbreaking to see an other actor playing ridge who is so not ridge physically and personality wise marry brooke . it was torture to sit through but at least i got to watch the last episode of the show , for me it was the last episode . thrilled with days of our lives on nbc , you should give it a chance . tyler christopher has joined the cast of days of our lives and louise sorel is back as vivian and sami will be back too as the actress has confirmed she will be back for another extended run .

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Yes, nicholas, and DAYS is now above B&B in some of the ratings demos!

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  29. Paul says:

    Bell junior does not write long term stories! He cant figure out how to do it. He brings characters onnwith hige fan fare and after the forst storynthe character is relegated to guests at fashion shows, holidays and one of Brooke’s weddings. Then gone.

    Maya is one. Right before she turned out to be transgender, press was saying shes the new Erica Kane! (Look it up) then this huge story that was smart and pulled at the heart strings and then? Well, she is secondary to her sisters story abt having a baby for her and is now Caroline Ingalls on the show. Clearly Bill felt all transgender characters have to be nice as if cause we are in the LBGTQ community we cant be anything but nice! Believe me, any one of LBGTQ communityncan be angels or devils, saints or bitches, lovely ladies or bastards.

    Bill sidnt think that far ahead

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  30. jeanine girard says:

    Dang it! I actually removed B & B from my DVR settings a couple of months ago and glad I did. Would love to see this charismatic actress get snapped up by Y & R. As long as she is not a ‘singer’, we have had too many of those clogging up the show and not as someone’s long lost family member. Maybe paired (eventually) with Nick or a much-needed Kevin, or someone to catch Billy’s eye? Just thinking out loud.

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  31. James says:

    Terrible move. Courtney Hope was the best thing to happen to this show in a long while.

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  32. rebecca1 says:

    I’ve already commented above on several others posts but I loved Sally and Courtney is great! Love her look and the girl can act!

    Since she’s Chad Duel’s girlfriend in real life I say bring her on to GH! If, unfortunately, Haley Erin leaves to pursue her primetime show, I think Courtney would be a great Kiki! (A bit older than Haley but still in her 20s.)

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  33. K/kay says:

    Ok never Sally Spectra relatives ok!!!! Brad Bell has become a joke their was never a Bill Spencer Jr enough already put this show out of its misery as for Hope average actress at best! KKL needs the money to keep her fourth. Child in bicylecs ugh,

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    K/kay replied

    Cortney Hope as for the new actress playing Hope Logan she stinks and why does every actress who is pregnant on the show rub their stomach constantly gosh they look stupid! JW stop with the dam plastic surgery god almighty stupid people

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    Violet Lemm replied

    My sentiments, exactly about all the pregnant, belly rubbing. Steffy, Nelle and Maxi on GH. Seems like its mostly the ones, who have never had babies in real life. Maybe they feel very awkward, with that thing stuck on their stomaches.

  34. Torrey says:

    I refuse to sit through another round of the Liam/ Hope/ Steffy triangle! That story is played to death!!! Do the writers not have anything else in them? This is a huge mistake for B&B….Sally was a breath of fresh air and they should have paired her with someone else after Thomas left. Now it’s going to be day after day with Liam making that stupid confused face of who he wants to be with and these two women fighting over him. It’s ridiculous! BTW, I don’t like this new Hope! There was no need to bring her character back on the scene anyway…Send her back to Paris!!

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  35. Violet Lemm says:

    Would love to see her do something on screen with her boyfriend Chad Duell, from GH. I love the Sally character, and thought she added so much to the show. I wish this very talented actress the best!

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    Steve replied

    All she has to do is hang out in the parking lot and Frank will offer her a job.

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  36. MB says:

    They need some fresh blood in that writer’s room. It’s writing while blindfolded at this point. So haphazard and careless. Where is the bold of the 80s and 90s?

    Sally Spectra 2 was awesome. I loved her and the actress. She was such a nice change of pace from the Spencers and the Forresters. We need some working class people on these shows!

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    Torrey replied

    totally agree with you! There needs to be more than two families focused in on this show…

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  37. Paul says:

    Betcha Grandma Shirley (Patrika Darbo) is Bill’s shooter. She will be off to jail and Sally will leave for New York with Thomas. Saul and Darlita will go along with them to re-start “Spectra” on the East Coast. First I thought Justin was the shooter, but now too obvious. Shirl being the assailant will be a fun ending at least for Patrika.

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  38. rebecca1 says:

    Just thought of it; Courtney would be PERFECT to play Nina’s long-lost daughter (if they give her one and it’s not KIki.)

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  39. Patricia Jones says:

    Finally, a triangle NOT involving Steffy, Hope, and Liam and B & B fires the most refreshing actress on B & B. Can’t watch yet ANOTHER, Steffy, Hope and Liam triangle. B & B needs new writers the current ones are a bore !!! Maybe, I wil check back in 3 months. I’ve had enough fo S ,H. and L !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  40. Gloria E says:

    B&B storylines are always left in the dust so confusing…. is it going to be hope Liam and Steffy show again disgusting…. think up something new writers…..

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  41. Dennis says:

    This just makes me SICK! The show found gold with actress Courtney Hope and all of the Sally Spectra gang. They were a great addition to the show. I run a successful Soap Fan Page on FB. Everyone thought that the Spectra gang brought new life and energy to the show. Instead they let Courtney go and bring in DULL Hope. (NOTHING against the actress playing Hope. This is not her fault). The New Hope and Steffi have NO CHEMISTRY what so ever. I loved Sally and Steffi always fighting, such Soap Fun! Instead of a new Spectra storyline, the show is going back to the same INCEST storylines that are old, and boring and even sickening. Brooke sleeping with her brother in law, Katie sleeping with her stepson. ENOUGH already. This is only going to hurt B & B. I hope Courtney joins another Soap where she is appreciated and her talent is used!

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    rebecca1 replied

    I wrote above but I’m hoping they bring her to GH. I think if, unfortunately, Haley Erin leaves her role as Kiki (for her primetime show) that Courtney would be a great replacement. Kind of gives off a more “mature” vibe but they’re both in their 20s. And, (I also hope they don’t go this route) but IF it turns out Kiki is really Nina’s daughter, Courtney would be perfect.

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  42. Ange says:

    If Courtney Hope ends up on a soap that comes on at the same time as B&B, I will watch it. I may still tape B&B if they have something else other than Liam and Steffy. I love Quinn and want her to stay with Eric but they don’t give her much screen time. What are they thinking? Not using the talents of Courtney Hope and Rena Sofer is not smart. They are amazing actors. Such a shame.

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