Eileen Davidson Returns to The Young and the Restless, Denise Richards Cast in The Bold and the Beautiful

Soap Opera Digest editorial director Stephanie Sloane updates us on all of the latest daytime news, including Eileen Davidson‘s return to The Young and the Restless and Denise Richards’ The Bold and the Beautiful casting news!

Sloane shares that Denise Richards has joined the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful in the contract role of Shauna Fulton, who is mom to Florence (Flo), played by Katrina Bowden.

Tamar Braxton, the winner of the recent season of Celebrity Big Brother, will also make an appearance on B&B, as a chef!

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Y&R veteran and fan-favorite Eileen Davidson, who left the show last fall, will be making a two-day visit as her iconic character Ashley Abbott later this month.

J.T. Is Alive!

The exciting Y&R news continues with the announcement that Thad Luckinbill will make his big return as J.T. Hellstrom! The character was presumed dead, so fans and Thad alike thought it was the end of the character’s story. The actor tells Stephanie Sloane that for this reason, he actually hasn’t been paying attention to what’s been happening with his character onscreen.

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Now he realizes that it’s been the story that has dominated the canvas for almost a year!

Thad says that he has had multiple encounters where fans have asked him where J.T. is, if he’s alive or not, and if he’s coming back—and now, we have our answer!

According to Sloane: “He is [back], and Thad says he’s always happy to return to the show and continue on with the character.”

Lauren Koslow’s Favorite Moments

In other soap opera news, Days of Our Lives star Lauren Koslow shared her favorite show moments with Sloane to celebrate her 23 years on the soap.

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“[Lauren] says her favorite onscreen relationship was the one between Kate and Sami, played by Alison Sweeney, because it evolved over 15 years and ended with them being very close.”

And what about Koslow‘s favorite fight scenes? The ones with Louise Sorel‘s Vivian, who Koslow says she loved working with because ‘she was so much fun!’

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