April 2013 - Page 16 of 18 - Soap Opera Network
  • James Scott and Alison Sweeney Are ‘Ready For Love’ and Some Fun on ‘The Tonight Show’

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    Corday Productions, Inc.
    On Tuesday, April 9, NBC premieres the new supersized "Bachelor"-esque reality series "Ready for Love," and NBC's daytime superstars Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady) and James Scott (EJ DiMera) from "Days of our Lives" are giving you a sneak peek of what NBC hopes to be it's next reality hit, but first...it's time for "The Tonight Show." READ MORE
  • BEHIND THE SCENES: ‘One Life to Live’s’ Jenni ‘JWOWW’ Farley and Josh Kelly Demonstrate Bitch Slaps and Discuss Showmances

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    The OnLine Network/TOLN
    On Thursday, March 28, when news first broke on the hiring of Jenni 'JWOWW' Farley ("Jersey Shore" and "Snooki & JWOWW") on "One Life to Live" in the recurring role of Nikki, Prospect Park's The OnLine Network noted, "JWOWW got some acting tips from Josh Kelly, who plays con man Cutter Wentworth. Things got out of control after Kelly showed JWOWW how to do a 'pretend' slap. After a brief demonstration, Kelly asked JWOWW to slap, and she really did!" That slap is now available for viewing as MTV takes you being the scenes of JWOWW's first day on... READ MORE
  • Just As ‘General Hospital’ Turns 50, Soap Celebrates With Best Ratings In Five Years

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    In a report by Variety, Michael Maloney talks with "General Hospital's" leading man, Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer), who explains that the renewed success of the soap can be directly credited to its head writer and executive producer. READ MORE
  • THE GREAT DEBATE: Prospect Park Defends Its Sexier and Edgier Content

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    The OnLine Network/TOLN
    Since it was first announced that Prospect Park's The OnLine Network was looking to once again revive "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," after they were canceled by ABC in 2011, it has been said that the company planned to take the shows into a sexier and edgier environment. In a recent teaser released by iTunes for its launch of the two soaps, Erika Slezak (Victoria Lord, "OLTL") is heard saying, "My agent said, 'What do you want in this contract?' I said, 'No nudity!" Fans shouldn't expect anything too racy on either show as Prospect Park... READ MORE
  • Soaps Still Set to Shine at This Year’s Daytime Emmys!

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    National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
    As the popularity of soap operas fell in recent years (shown by decreased ratings and the cancelation of several sudsers, leaving only “The Young and the Restless,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Days of our Lives,” and “General Hospital” on the air), the Daytime Emmy Awards shifted to keep up: Gone were the beloved clips showcasing the nominated actors’ work and the majority of the show celebrating daytime dramas, in were more moments involving morning, talk, game and cooking shows. And rumor had it that the Emmys would become even less soap-centric as the years went on. But according... READ MORE
  • INTERVIEW: Tracey E. Bregman Celebrates ‘Y&R,’ Talks Love and Beyond

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    CBS Broadcasting, Inc./Sony Pictures Television
    With almost 30 years of memories to pull from, “The Young and Restless’” Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren Fenmore) can’t be forced to name her favorite “Y&R” moment. Because, as she so aptly puts it, “There have been so many!” But as she celebrates being back on contract with the show (something she’s been on again/off again since she started back in 1983), she’s thrilled to be playing out what she thinks is one of Lauren’s greatest story arcs yet. READ MORE
  • VARIETY: Angelica McDaniel, Frank Valentini, Katie Couric, Heather Tom, Kelly Ripa and More are Daytime TV’s Impact Honorees

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    Disney/ABC Television Group ; CBS Broadcasting, Inc.
    Looking at how daytime television has become the pre-primtime of the entertainment landscape in more ways than one, Variety.com, now part of Penske Business Media, LLC (owners of Deadline.com and TVLine.com), has highlighted several of daytime's biggest stars in front of and behind the scenes who help make the daily drama, the fun & games and the topics of discussion millions of viewers tune into each and every weekday. Those featured in the article include Angelica McDaniel (Senior Vice President, CBS Daytime), Frank Valentini (Executive Producer, "General Hospital") Kelly Ripa (Tak Show Host, "Live with Kelly and Michael"; ex-Hayley... READ MORE
  • ‘Y&R’s’ Michelle Stafford Leads #CBSTweetWeek as Social Media Ambassador for the Academy of Country Music Awards

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    CBS Broadcasting, Inc.
    CBS has announced that Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Newman, "The Young and the Restless") and a number of your favorite daytime stars will be taking part, for the first time, in #CBSTweetWeek, where fans will have direct access to top talent from their favorite CBS programming (primetime, daytime, sports or otherwise). READ MORE
  • WATCH: The Cast of ‘Y&R’ Pay Tribute to Creator William J. Bell on ‘Marie’

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    CBS Broadcasting, Inc./Sony Pictures Television
    As previously reported, cast members from CBS' "The Young and the Restless" appeared on yesterday's edition of "Marie." In honor of the soaps 40th anniversary, the Marie Osmond hosted talker paid tribute to the memory of "Y&R" co-creator and head writer, William J. Bell, and highlighted the longest-running feud in daytime soap history - Katherine Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper) and Jill Foster Abbott (Jess Walton). READ MORE
  • ‘General Hospital’ on ‘Katie'; Hughes and Thompson Seek $100,000 Prize on ‘Millionaire’ + Surprise Guests

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    As "General Hospital's" 50th anniversary celebration kicks into high gear this week with a very special episode airing Tuesday, April 2 (episode was originally scheduled to air on Monday, April 1 as the 50th anniversary celebratory episode), fans will have no chance of avoiding the cast of the series as they grace your TV screens in more ways than one. In addition to the upcoming Special Edition of "20/20" with Katie Couric," wherein ABC News will feature "General Hospital" in a "Real Soap Dish” episode airing Saturday, April 6 from 9:00 – 10:00 PM ET on ABC, the daytime... READ MORE