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Monthly Archives: December 2013

From re-runs of soap classics "Dallas," "Dynasty," "Another World," "Port Charles," and "Falcon Crest," to the launches of original series "SoapCenter," "Soap Talk" and "General Hospital: Night Shift," SOAPnet was defined as the "new way to watch soaps" for much of its near 14-year run. With just 2 days left before SOAPnet is no more, we thought it would be a great opportunity to look back at the inaugural year of a network that gave diehard soap fans their own platform to shout with glee through the death of a network that outlived its purpose.

In a message posted on her Facebook page earlier today, "Good Morning America's" Robin Roberts for the first time publicly acknowledged her sexuality. The ABC News anchor posted her message one year to the day after reaching the critical stage of 100 days following the bone marrow transplant that saved her life.

In an episode aptly titled "Dinner Party," "The Bold and the Beautiful's" Darin Brooks (Wyatt Fuller) is returning to ABC's "Super Fun Night" on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, which finds his character, Jason, and wife Jazmine (Ashley Tisdale), show up drunk to Jazmine's sister's dinner party.

In his effort to protect the woman he loves and her role in the death of Nick Fallon (Blake Berris), EJ (James Scott) gives Sami (Alison Sweeney) an ultimatum. "Are you going to marry me or not?" questions the powerful DiMera.

With a new year kicking things off next week, CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" promises to bring a new beginning, new enemies and new surprises to the table for the rich and the fabulous Forresters, Spencers, Logans and Fullers. In a newly released promo, Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) and Katie (Heather Tom) share a tender moment as the clock strikes 12, while Hope (Kim Matula) and Wyatt (Darin Brooks) look to move on...together, and Donna (Jennifer Gareis) and Quinn (Rena Sofer) stand their ground as they prepare for battle.

Former "All My Children" star Cady McClain (ex-Dixie Cooney) announced recently that her short film, "Flip Fantasia," has been accepted into the 9th Annual Macon Film Festival, which will be held from February 27 - March 2, 2014 and will take place at the Cox Capitol Theatre, The Douglass Theatre and The 567 Center for Renewal in downtown Macon, GA. Describing the film she wrote, produced and directed on her website, McClain says, "I made this as a labor of love right out of my heart." She adds, "It’s a love song to NYC, to my wild youth, to crazy people I have known that changed my life, to being raw, to innocence, to friendship, to true hearts, to broken hearts, and to the pain of having to deal with the hardest parts of life when you are very, very young… as I did."

In a promo that puts emphasis on the word "new," CBS' "The Young and the Restless" is promising viewers a new year filled with new drama, infidelity, secrets, and reunions. In the case of infidelity, Billy (Billy Miller) won't let the search for his daughter's killer stop him from bumping uglies with Kelly (Cynthia Watros), while Sharon (Sharon Case) and Nicholas (Joshua Morrow) share a reunion of sorts, and Dylan (Steve Burton) wants more information from momma Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) on her secret past. Also look for Victor (Eric Braeden) and Jack (Peter Bergman) as they toast to an exciting new year!

On Christmas Day, Jenni "JWoww" Farley announced on her website that she is pregnant with her first child with husband Roger Matthews. "Roger and I couldn't have asked for a better Christmas gift this year! We wanted to share this exciting news with you all first because you have been a part of our lives these past few years and seen the love between Roger and I develop and blossom," wrote Farley, who portrayed Nikki the bartender on Prospect Park's online reboot of "One Life to Live" and stars alongside Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi in MTV's reality hit, "Snooki & JWoww."

Wonder whatever happened to "Guiding Light's" Justin Klosky (ex-Joey Lupo)? Well the actor is now a professional celebrity organizer and author of the new book, "Organize & Create Discipline: An A-to-Z Guide to an Organized Existence," which was released yesterday.

Fans of FX's "The Americans," starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, won't have to wait too much longer before the spy drama series returns for its second season. FX announced yesterday that the show will debut a new batch of episodes beginning Wednesday, February 26 at 10:00 PM ET/PT.

The last few weeks have been anything but easy for “Days of our Lives” Eric, who lost his position as a priest after an explosive sex tape scandal stunned the town of Salem. And according to his portrayer, Greg Vaughan, the character is in for an uphill battle with no end in sight. But it is a soap opera, after all, so you can bet there’s going to be a love twist within the darkness that currently encapsulates the former priest’s life! Read on to get Vaughan’s take on the weeks ahead and whether or not he thinks a romantic relationship between Eric and Nicole (Arianne Zucker) is in the cards for next year!

In the episode entitled, "Homecoming," allies and enemies scramble to learn what happened the night of Emily Thorne's (Emily VanCamp) wedding, while the Graysons close ranks to protect their own. But when everyone’s a suspect, it's only a matter of time before they tear each other apart. In honor of the primetime guilty pleasures return, TVLine has your exclusive first look at Emily, who is recovering in a hospital after being shot by her husband, Daniel Grayson (Josh Bowman), after he learned that she lied to him and she was not in fact pregnant. In the sneak peek released to the site by ABC, Daniel visits a sleeping Emily, who grabs his arm and frantically asks, "Where am I?" and "Who am I?" Yes, the amnesia storyline staple of daytime television is still powerful enough for primetime.

On today's episode of "The Young and the Restless," Courtney Sloan's (Kelli Goss) previously unseen text buddy revealed himself for the first time in Genoa City, or did he?