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March 25, 2019

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tamar braxton debuts on b&b

(HOWARD WISE/JPI)After winning CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER, Tamar Braxton landed a guest-starring role on B&B, a dream come true for the real-life soap fan. “I have no idea how this happened,” she enthuses. “All I know is that I was elated when I found out the night before, and I didn’t care what I had to do that day. I was like, ‘Listen, I am not missing my opportunity to see Don [Diamont, Bill], my Brad [from his Y&R days], face to face in real life.’ It’s still blowing my mind!”Braxton is such a B&B fan, in fact, that she named her son Logan. “I got my husband at the time [record producer Vince Herbert] hooked on soaps,” she reports. “I got pregnant with my son and we had absolutely no…

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lauralee bell on doug davidsonõs y&r return

(JILL JOHNSON/JPI)Lauralee Bell (Christine, Y&R) missed having Doug Davidson’s (Paul) on-set support while shooting the grueling courtroom scenes at the J.T. murder trial. “This was when Doug was kind of talking about, like, [how] everything was working out for his return,” she explained when she guested on Digest’s podcast, Dishing With Digest. “And I would text him and say, ‘You know, this case is really hard and you’re my security blanket! When I’m panicking before an opening or closing argument, I just can look at you and know it’ll be okay, like I have someone in my corner.’ I was like, ‘I need you!’ He was like, ‘I’ll be there soon!’ ”Though Davidson was absent from the show for months, Bell said that she never believed that her screen hubby…

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b&b shocker: brooke sees ridge and taylor kiss!

Dressing Down: Brooke (Lang, r.) is not pleased about Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) and Taylor’s (Hunter Tylo) buss. (PHOTOS: HOWARD WISE/JPI)Brooke is stunned when she spies Ridge in a lip lock with his ex-wife Taylor. “Brooke comes home from Europe, opens the door, and the first thing she sees is Ridge and Taylor speaking in close proximity,” details Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke). “Of course, Brooke hides there and peeks around the door and watches for a bit. And then, she sees Taylor kiss Ridge.”The moment leaves Brooke flabbergasted. “She is shocked at this!” exclaims Lang. “She just stands there for a moment, and when Ridge leaves, Brooke comes in the door and confronts Taylor about it.” After that, it seems like old times. Continues Lang, “Naturally, Brooke tells Taylor it was…

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y&r: nick and billy set a trap for j.t.

Hide And Seek: Nick (Morrow, l.) and Billy (Jason Thompson) team up to catch J.T. (HOWARD WISE/JPI)With Nikki, Victoria and Sharon safely sequestered at the Abbott cabin, Nick and Billy try to figure out if J.T. is still alive. “They’re starting to put all the pieces together, and based on what’s happened, J.T. seems the most logical suspect behind all this trouble,” says Joshua Morrow (Nick). “They’ve kind of figured, ‘Who else would have the skills and the motive to take things as far as they’ve gone than J.T?’ It sounds implausible but at this point, their concern for Victoria, Nikki and Sharon supersedes any doubts they have about J.T. being alive. So, they’re now firmly in the camp that he’s no longer worm food and he’s still running around…

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gh preview: alex returns!

Double Jeopardy: Anna, l., and Alex (both Hughes) strike a deal, but Anna is left wondering whether her sister held up her end of the bargain.The mystery of Dr. Cabot’s memory-mapping twin study deepens when Anna’s twin, Alex, who’s been on the run since 2017, lands in Port Charles.“Alex comes back to town to wreak havoc, as usual, and to give Finola sleepness nights,” teases her portrayer, Finola Hughes, who also plays Anna. “I find playing twins very difficult to do … because it is! But I had a wonderful stand-in, and I had Michael [Easton, Finn], and the story is really interesting; I think there are a lot of twists and turns coming down the pike.”The sisters come face to face at Anna’s, where Alex has corralled both Anna…

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days: tripp and haley to wed

Marry Me: Tripp (Adams) asks Haley (Thia Megia) to be his bride. (XJ JOHNSON/JPI)Haley’s immigration woes take a surprise detour when she receives a surprise marriage proposal … from Tripp. “It threw me off,” admits Lucas Adams (Tripp) with a laugh, remembering how he found out about the plot twist. “They came over to me and were like, ‘You know, you’re going to be the one getting married, right?’ I was like, ‘What?!’ ”The turn of events is set in motion after Haley receives word of the judge’s ruling at her immigration hearing: She’s being deported in 30 days. While Haley is resigned to her fate, JJ offers her a chance to stay in the country as his wife. But Haley turns down his proposal, worried JJ will get into…