Lynda Hirsh On This Week's TV Gossip

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It is a boy for Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy on "The Bold and the Beautiful"). He joins two brothers. The actor is taking a 10-week hiatus. Just before she left, we learned Finn's mother Li was nursing her comatose son. She has not told anyone he is alive. Some viewers are grumbling because that is what they do. It makes sense. She does not want to get everyone's hopes up. If the writers play this right, they will write he is not the perfect guy he was. He will be far from perfect. So, Steffy's beloved is alive but he is very different, most likely not in a good way.

The Johnny Depp versus Amber Heard trial has Court TV ratings soaring. Why not? It has a dashing hero -- Depp -- and a villainess ice princess -- Heard. Both are beautiful. "General Hospital" can get writing and plots from this. It even has a soap opera "star," James Franco, Franco on "GH." He appears to be in camp Amber. Every day they say he could testify but then he doesn't.

Here is the deal on James Franco. He had an acting school in New York -- not actually an acting school. It was a way to get girls, like high school boys who pretended to like acting to get in a girl's pants. Crude is the best way to put it. The major problem was several of the girls were under 17. It created trouble for the actor. He did a mea culpa. His acting career stalled. This was way before the me too movement.

The soaps were preempted to cover Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's press conference. The press conference became unruly when Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke interrupted, calling out Abbott for his continued backing of guns. There were shouts back and forth. Ted Cruz also joined in the fray, suggesting O'Rourke was a fool and un-American. In the middle of the spat, O'Rourke was pulled out and dumped outside.

Aaron D. Spears (Justin on "B&B") is thrilled to be nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor at the Daytime Emmys. Spears quit football to act. His father said to go for what you want. His mother, not so much. "I did not want to end up like those football players who can barely limp. Football destroys the body," he has said.


Conner Floyd (Chance on "The Young and the Restless") and Melissa Ordway (Abby) love working together. They admit they have totally different acting styles. He is totally prepared and knows every line. He claims it is because his mom was a teacher. When talking about his mom, he said you had to be right, or she would tell you she was unhappy. Ordway, a mom of two toddlers, does not always know all of her lines. She has said she just acts and Connor gives them to her verbatim. She also loves his hair and has said she can't resist raking her hands through it.

Tanner Novlan (Finn on "B&B") went on "The Talk" to apologize for not letting fans know his character was dead. He said he was told to keep quiet about it. He could not even tell his mom, who loves the show. Some of his best acting was making everyone think I was dead, he said. He promised interesting things are coming up but couldn't say what.


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