Errol Lewis

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Errol Lewis is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of Soap Opera Network.
"In the immortal words of Cher, you better sit down, kids," wrote soap columnist Carolyn Hinsey, who has penned her final "It's Only My Opinion" for Soap Opera Digest magazine, which appears in the January 5, 2015 issue. "I've taken another job, which means I have to give up this column and I am really sorry about that."
Whatever Forrester Creations business Brooke Logan had to handle in Europe, which was the reason cited for her departure from the Los Angeles based company many months ago, seems to have finally been settled as portrayer Katherine Kelly Lang returned to the set of CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" earlier this month to once again film scenes, which begins airing in late January 2015.
When several major theater chains stated they wouldn't be showing "The Interview" upon its Christmas Day release, following threats by hackers who claimed responsibility for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment last month, after it became abundantly clear that the film was at the center of a massive cyber attack on the studio, Sony Pictures reversed its decision to pull the film altogether and instead opted last week to release the film as planned. As a result, the film has raked in roughly $15 million in online sales and rentals, with more than 2 million downloads, and an estimated $2.8 million in ticket sales from smaller theater chains.
As previously reported, the entire cast of the South African based SABC1 soap “Generations,” not to be confused with the American soap with the same name that aired on NBC, were fired following demands of better pay.Retitled as "Generations: The Legacy," producers kept their promise of replacing the cast with a new set of actors and stories as the series returned earlier this month with a story that brings the soap two years into the future.
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Celebrating 26 years as daytime's most watched drama series, "The Young and the Restless" is hotter than hot as it gets ready to kick off a new year of jaw dropping twists. In a newly released promo highlighting some of the things television critics have been saying about the soap opera, CBS touts the series as "explosive."
To kick off 2015 in style, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will air all-day marathons of several programs during the month of January including "Hart to Hart," "Diagnosis Murder" and "Murder, She Wrote." The network will also air marathons of its popular original mystery movies, including Kellie Martin's "Mystery Woman" series.

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When it looked like "General Hospital's" Sonny Corinthos would finally be paying for his crimes as he was set to serve some serious jail time for the murder of AJ Quartermaine, it looks like he'll soon be released after time served with word that actor Maurice Benard has signed a new deal with the daytime drama series.
DIRECTV and The Walt Disney Company gave subscribers of the top satellite provider an early Christmas present with word that the two companies have reached a new multi-year deal that'll provide high quality entertainment to millions of viewers via DIRECTV Everywhere and Authenticated WATCH Services. The deal with DIRECTV concludes Disney's negotiations with the top ten pay-TV providers.
In a posting on his Facebook page last week, former "Desperate Housewives" and "One Life to Live" star Tuc Watkins commented on his perception of gay stereotypes as shown on ABC's "Modern Family" each week. The actor's comments soon got picked up by the Greg in Hollywood blog, which got the attention of "Modern Family" actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who plays one half of the popular gay couple on the sitcom.
On Sunday, December 14, "The Young and the Restless'" Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) took to Twitter to announce that she had been "incapacitated" with a serious reaction to a medication she had been prescribed for a sinus infection. As a result of taking the medication, Scott said she returned to work after six weeks of "misery, a brief hospital stay, and have turned to alternative remedies, as the medical community had nothing to offer me." On Monday, December 22, Scott posted an in depth essay titled "Prescription for Madness," which details the ordeal the actress said began on November 13.
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As it prepares to close out 2014, which included the series enders of such noteworthy programming as "True Blood," "The Newsroom" and "Empire," HBO has released its annual year-ender video that teases what's to come in 2015 to the premium cable network.
Brandon Stoddard, the former president of entertainment and director of daytime programming at ABC, who is best known for spearheading the launches of such series, specials and miniseries as "All My Children," "Roseanne," "Roots," "ABC Afterschool Specials," "Moonlighting" and "Thirtysomething," among many others, died today at his home in Bel-Air after a long battle with cancer. He was 77 years old.
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Tuesday, January 6 is the day fans of OWN's Tyler Perry's "The Haves and the Have Nots" have been waiting for: the much anticipated third season of the popular drama series premieres with all new episodes. In clips released by OWN highlighting the new season, the primetime soap promises that being bad never felt so good.

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