Soap News: B&B’s Dubai shoot to feature action-packed wedding! Plus: DAYS stars’ videos to Canadian fans

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b&b dubai

The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), Don Diamont (Bill) and Thorsten Kaye (Ridge) arrived in Dubai, UAE this past weekend along with executive producer and head writer Bradley Bell to begin filming an exciting new location shoot.

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As previously reported, the idea to film in the United Arab Emirates came about after Lang asked producers for a few days off in an effort to take part in the Abu Dhabi Triathlon, which then lead Bell to explore the option of heading there to film. During a press conference, it was revealed that the CBS and CTV Two soap would film at three main locations this week: Atlantis, The Palm and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, as well as Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.

Bell also shared that “There will be a wedding and a massive action scene involving helicopters which will be one of the biggest stunts in the history of the series.”

Sounds exciting…so B&B fans, who do you think Brooke will marry this time? Ridge or Bill?

— Yup, a lot of people called it! Donna Mills is playing Madeline Reeves, Silas’ (Michael Easton) mother-in-law.

Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe) confirmed that she’s leaving The Young and the Restless.

Wally Kurth, who’s been recurring on Days of our Lives as Justin, will return to General Hospital for another appearance as Ned.

sean kanan leaving gh

Sean Kanan (AJ) and General Hospital have mutually decided to part ways. The actor had been unhappy with his storylines on GH, telling TV Guide “Doing stories about panic attacks and relish was not what I thought I’d signed up for. I feel I brought everything I could to the character yet it was obvious they weren’t going to give me a great love story, which I found very disappointing.” Check out Kanan’s exclusive interview with TV Guide here. The good news? Look for Kanan to return to The Bold and the Beautiful as Deacon this June! Kanan tapes at GH through March 28 and will remain on air a few weeks following that.

— Look for Eileen Davidson and Beth Maitland to return to The Young and the Restless as Abbott sisters Ashley and Traci next month for a couple of episodes. Davidson recently returned to the Days of our Lives set, so look for Kristen to return this summer.

kate mansi canada

— As mentioned last week, Days of our Lives stars Deidre Hall (Marlena), Drake Hogestyn (John), Lauren Koslow (Kate), Galen Gering (Rafe), Kate Mansi (Abigail), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas) and executive producer Greg Meng are making stops in Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver this week to promote the book Days of our Lives Better Living. Find out where and when to meet your favourite stars here. Also, you won’t want to miss Hall and Hogestyn on this Wednesday’s live episode of ET Canada.

Gering, Mansi and Koslow each taped a video for Canadian fans, check them out below:

Galen Gering (Rafe) invites Toronto fans to the Days of our Lives: Better Living book signing on March 18:

Lauren Koslow (Kate) invites Edmonton fans to the Days of our Lives: Better Living book signing on March 20:

Kate Mansi (Abigail) invites Vancouver fans to the Days of our Lives: Better Living book signing on March 20:

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What’s coming up:

The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS/CTV Two): Ridge & Katie reach a conclusion about their future
Rick tries to ensure that Wyatt’s scandal stays under wraps. Brooke is determined to win back Ridge’s affections. Brooke is later shocked by Bill’s reaction. Ridge and Katie reach a conclusion about their future. Brooke has a heartfelt conversation with an unexpected person. Bill sets out to join forces with Rick against Ridge. Note: B&B does not air on Thursday, March 20 and Friday, March 21 due to CBS’ coverage of NCAA March Madness.

Coronation Street (CBC): Carla returns from Paris.
Gary and Owen look for Phelan. Carla returns from Paris. Steph moves in with Tina. Dev’s 50th birthday celebration. Pat hasn’t been seen in days. Carla wants to set Tina up with Steph’s brother. Sophie quits her job. Gary and Owen find Phelan. Owen and Gary tell Anna the truth. Peter books a hotel room. Carla answers Peter’s phone. Liz tells Tina that Peter’s been using her. Steph and Katy have a girls’ night in. Tony breaks into a van. Faye asks for a birthday party. Tina gets drunk with Steph and Katy. Tina’s news shocks Peter.

Days of our Lives (NBC/Global): Abigail’s test results are in!
Daniel confronts Nicole about the evidence found in her room. Jennifer tries to figure out who is bothering her. Sami and Lucas bond over their past. EJ tells Abigail he wants to be a part of his child’s life. EJ and Abigail receive her pregnancy test results. Brady grows jealous when he finds Theresa with Liam. Nicole tries to persuade Eric into making love. Maggie loses it when she finds Theresa and Brady together. Hope and Aiden come to a new understanding. Kate meets Stefano for dinner.

General Hospital (ABC/City): Nikolas & Britt’s engagement party.
Michael makes a decision about AJ’s condition. Nathan’s motives come to light. TJ’s mother shocks Shawn and TJ. Ava finds Ric and Julian’s relationship suspicious. Britt’s secret distresses her. Someone from Nikolas’ past shows up (Emily!). Patrick provides information about AJ’s condition. Morgan interrupts Ava and Sonny. Britt decides to destroy evidence. Shawn questions Jordan’s intentions. Britt and Nikolas have their engagement party. Alexis’ date surprises Molly and Sam. Sonny and Alexis look into the connection between Ric and Julian. Liesl threatens Brad. Elizabeth finds out the truth about Ben being Lulu’s son.

The Young and the Restless (CBS/Global): Billy confronts Jack about Kelly
Sharon makes a life altering decision. Cane considers Victor’s offer. Dylan and Avery question Ian’s ex-wife. Neil tries to help Lily and Hilary. Billy confronts Jack about Kelly. Note: Y&R will be pre-empted on Wednesday & Thursday in Canada (Thursday & Friday in the U.S.). A new episode airs on Friday (in Canada; Monday in the U.S.).


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