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Wednesday, September 18, 2013 11:54 AM EDT
With a resume that includes “High School Musical” and several other dancing performances, it’s no secret that “One Life to Live’s” Corbin Bleu (Jeffrey King) knows how to get down and boogie. But the actor went the extra mile on last night’s episode of “Dancing with the Stars,” performing a contemporary number with partner Karina Smirnoff that impressed America — and the judges!
Ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourself for one of the strangest performances yet from “General Hospital” alum James Franco (ex-Franco)! The California native is appearing on tonight’s premiere episode of Fox’s ‘The Mindy Project,’ and star Mindy Kaling herself describes his performance as “the weirdest, funniest version of himself.”

Friday, September 13, 2013 5:19 PM EDT
Former daytime actor Kyle Lowder (ex-Rick Forrester, “The Bold and the Beautiful;” ex-Brady Black, “Days of our Lives”) is shedding the super-tight 80s leather pants and sexy, shaggy long hair he’s been sporting for the Las Vegas production of Rock of Ages and trading them in for a — wait for it — coat! That’s right, folks: The actor is walking away from the 80s rock show in which he portrayed rockstar Stacee Jaxx to play the title lead in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s famous musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
"I am extremely passionate about the pit bull breed, and involved in events and action to raise awareness - awareness that these wonderful animals can be loving pets and furry family members. In an effort to rehab the image of the pit bull breed, I volunteer with Angel City Pit Bulls - - and we have a big fundraising event this weekend," says "The Young and the Restless'" Hartley Sawyer, who will be attending the "Strut Your Mutt" event on Sunday, September 15 at 9:00 AM in Woodley Park (Address: Woodley Park, located at 6350 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91436).
The 50th Anniversary season of ABC's "General Hospital" is on pace of bringing the soap its largest overall audience in five years, the network noted today based on Nielsen Media Research Data. In addition, for the week of September 2, the daytime drama series hit 2-year highs in Women 18-49 (734,000/1.1 rating) and Women 25-54 (967,000/1.6 rating), 10-month high in Women 18-34 (274,000/0.8 rating) and 5-month high in Total Viewers (2.75 million) as "baby fever" continued to power much of the shows overall storyline. In fact, Thursday's telecast (September 5), featuring the imminent birth of Britt's baby, stood as the series' most-watched telecast in nearly over 2 years in Women 18-49 (845,000) and Women 25-54 (1.06 million) and in 8 months in Women 18-34 (342,000) - since 8/15/11 and 1/18/13, respectively.
As soon as we hit “publish” on our exclusive interview with “The Young and the Restless’” Michael Muhney (Adam Newman) detailing his alter ego’s baby drama, you guys sang “Gimme More” louder than Britney Spears. Well, we heard you, Muhney heard you, and the result is another interview in which the actor delves deeper into Adam’s complicated world. Only this time, he’s revealing upcoming details that will literally — and we truly mean literally — change the canvas of "Y&R" forever!
Things are about to start looking a bit different in Genoa City, as “The Young and the Restless” has named its new headwriters: Current ‘Y&R’ scribe Shelly Altman and daytime writer Jean Passanante will share the position, along with ‘Y&R’ scribe Tracey Thomson, who’s been promoted to co-writer within the new, all female headwriting team.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 8:05 PM EDT
Yesterday marked the first day that “All My Children’s” Rebecca Budig (ex-Greenlee Smythe) served as the co-host of “The Better Show,” a syndicated talk show that just begun its seventh season. And while her debut was certainly exciting, things are just on the verge of heating up!