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Errol Lewis

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Errol Lewis is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of Soap Opera Network.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 1:43 PM EDT
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 2:43 AM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- If you thought you couldn't learn anything about love while watching daytime soap operas, other than "Who's the Daddy?," Beliefnet.com's Hillary Fields has compiled a list of 11 love lessons learned while watching soaps. "Soap operas are my big guilty pleasure," said Fields in her report. "Yes, the acting is melodramatic and the storylines are sometimes so over the top they make the plot twists on "Lost" look logical, but still, there's a lot you can learn from daytime dramas." 1. Don't Keep Secrets EJ (James Scott,"Days of...

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 12:45 PM EDT
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 3:45 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Aaron Montgomery/JPI (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- While there is heavy emphasis on the all important Women 18-49 demographic, which is how most advertising inventory is sold for the daytime soaps, Soap Opera Network has found that daytime programs including "The View" and both editions of "The Price is Right" are in fact viewed in greater proportions by Women 25-54. (Editor's Note: Ratings data is based on Live+Same Day for the Week of May 24, 2010. Last weeks report was incorrectly labeled for said week, but was in fact for the Week of May...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As the show is getting ready to wrap up the trials and tribulations of its fictional characters in the small town known as Oakdale, CBS' "As The World Turns" is welcoming the return of Rosanna Cabot, so says portrayer Cady McClain who broke the news on her website. "Vegas baby! The 'Daytime Emmys' are being held in Las Vegas on June 27th. I will be present to both support Jon and for the tribute to 'As the World Turns,' said McClain. "I am thrilled to have been asked to be a part of the shows final episodes, to...
Monday, June 7, 2010 at 11:31 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: JPI Studios (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- CBS Soaps in Depth is on a roll as the magazine confirmed on its website that Betsy Franco, real-life mother to actor James Franco, is joining the soap in the coming weeks as psychedelic Franco's mother on ABC's "General Hospital." According to an ABC representative, Betsy is set to appear on the soap "when Spinelli tracks down the eccentric, murder-obsessed artist's mom," beginning with the Friday, July 2 episode. The role is set as short-term. Betsy Franco's appearance comes just two days after son James marks his return...

Monday, June 7, 2010 9:29 PM EDT
Monday, June 7, 2010 at 10:29 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: TeleNext Media (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- After portraying Jonathan Lavery for three years on ABC's "All My Children," to his stint as Shayne Lewis from 2008-2009 on CBS' "Guiding Light," actor Jeff Branson is joining the cast of CBS soap "The Young and the Restless." He joins former "All My Children" cast mates Eden Riegel (Heather Stevens) and Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe Mitchell) and "Guiding Light" actors John Driscall  (Chance Chancellor) and Marcy Rylan (Abby Carlton), who currently star as part of the young adult set on the drama series. CBS Soaps in Depth is reporting that Branson will portray the role of...

Monday, June 7, 2010 11:37 AM EDT
Monday, June 7, 2010 at 12:43 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Florian Schneider/Hallmark Channel (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Just hours after news broke out that Vanessa Marcil was returning to ABC's "General Hospital," the actress herself speaks out on her return to the soap after nearly a seven-year absence and what's in store for Brenda Barrett this time around. "I feel so lucky to continue to be allowed to visit ‘General Hospital’ and honor where I came from,” says Marcil. “I am humbled by these great people and a character that I truly love." According to ABC, "Brenda Barrett's return to Port Charles comes...

Monday, June 7, 2010 9:56 AM EDT
Monday, June 7, 2010 at 10:56 AM ET by Errol Lewis Updated Monday, June 7, 2010 12:14 PM ET Photo: Florian Schneider/Hallmark Channel (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital's" ratings are about to skyrocket now that the soap has reached a deal with Vanessa Marcil to reprise her role as Brenda Barrett later this summer, at least that's what the ABC soap hopes will happen. According to USA Today, Marcil first hits the air beginning with the Wednesday, August 11 episode, which finds Brenda returning "to Port Charles with a big secret that, of course, is sure to wreak havoc." What secret that may...

Monday, June 7, 2010 12:48 AM EDT
Monday, June 7, 2010 at 1:48 AM ET by Errol Lewis Updated Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 4:03 PM ET Photo: Ken Corday (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- On Tuesday, May 25, Soap Opera Network sat down with "Days of our Lives" Executive Producer Ken Corday at the NBC Experience Store in New York City in conjunction with his book signing for his latest release, "The Days of our Lives: The True Story of One Family's Dream and the Untold History of 'Days of our Lives.'" "The book is about the story of my family before the show went on the air in 1965, because...

Sunday, June 6, 2010 3:16 PM EDT
Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 4:16 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Arianne Zucker (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Arianne Zucker's (Nicole Walker, "Days of our Lives") Lowd Suga line of jewelry and accessories gets a mention in new book, "Young, Restless & Broke" by Michelle Yu and Blossom Kan, which hit stores in April. In an interview with Soap Opera Digest, Zucker says "I always appreciate when people think of me to write about. There are many people to choose from and in Michelle Yu's case, she chose me." The authors inked a deal with Zucker in January that includes an option to buy...

Sunday, June 6, 2010 2:28 PM EDT
Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 3:28 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Jill Johnson/JPI (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" has upped the ante on the Franco (James Franco) storyline as the ABC soap has cast Academy Award ® nominated actor Bruce Davison in a three-episode-arc starting in July, reports TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan. Davison will appear as Wilhelm Van Schlagel, Franco's art dealer. According to an ABC representative speaking to Logan, Franco's return will "wreak havoc on Jason and Michael and everyone else in Port Charles. His grand finale will be yet another art exhibition that’s more wild and crazy...

Friday, June 4, 2010 4:47 PM EDT
Friday, June 4, 2010 at 5:47 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Wireimage (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Another celebrity drug problem means just another day in the crazy world called Hollywood. TMZ.com is reporting that Chace Crawford, who currently stars on the CW series "Gossip Girl," was busted early this morning in Plano, Texas for possession of marijuana under 2 ounces. It is understood that the actor was in a car with a friend in the Ringo's Pub parking lot when they were discovered by police. Crawford was charged with a misdemeanor.Gossip GirlChace CrawfordTMZ.com

Friday, June 4, 2010 2:20 PM EDT
Friday, June 4, 2010 at 3:20 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A look at what's happening on "General Hospital" during the week of June 7, 2010. THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL Dante and Brook continue to reminisce on their past together, which includes a moment they were caught in a compromising position, which spurs multiple questions from Lulu on Monday, June 7. Jason questions Spinelli on Carly's revenge plan, while Carly continues her plot with Brook to make Lulu jealous. Carly rents the apartment across from Lulu and Dante for Brook. After Sonny asks if he was ever abusive...