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

Saturday, November 30, 2013 10:26 PM EDT
Paul Walker, best known for his portrayal of Brian O'Connor in “The Fast and the Furious” film franchise, has died. News of the Walker’s death was first reported by TMZ. Representatives for the actor confirmed that Walker died on Saturday afternoon as a result of a deadly car accident in which the vehicle he was in hit a tree in Santa Clarita, California. Per a posting on his official Facebook Page, Walker was a passenger in an unidentified friend’s vehicle while both were attending a charity event for Reach Out Worldwide. “We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news. Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences,” read the statement on the page.
If you never imagined you'd get the opportunity of seeing the likes of Sarah Joy Brown, Alicia Minshew, Melissa Archer, Ron Raines, Scott Bryce, Crystal Chappell, Tina Sloan, Ricky Paull Goldin, John-Paul Lavoisier and Louise Sorel in the same series at the same time, your imagination needs some fine tuning. With actresses Jessica Morris and Rebecca Mozo rounding out its cast, "Beacon Hill: The Series" is ready to march itself to the top of the internet charts when it debuts in March 2014. To get viewers to salivate over what's to come, Bella Productions in association with Open Book Productions has released the first teaser trailer that highlights Brown and Minshew as two out lesbians trying to survive the political world in Boston, Massachusetts.
With Billy Miller unable to reach a new deal with Sony Pictures Television, CBS' "The Young and the Restless" will soon say goodbye to the actor and hello again to David Tom, who originated the role of an adult Billy Abbott in 1999. News of Miller's exit and Tom's return was first reported by Michael Logan of TV Guide Magazine on Twitter, but has since been confirmed by Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, CBS Daytime, also on Twitter.

Thursday, November 14, 2013 8:17 PM EDT
To benefit Habitat for Humanity, fans of "As The World Turns" icon, Eileen Fulton (ex-Lisa Grimaldi) will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear from the actress as she discusses her career, personal endeavors and much, much more. The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, November 24 at 7:00 PM at the Metropolitan Room, located at 34 West 22nd Street, New York, NY. There is a $25 cover to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Additionally, there is a 2 drink minimum. For reservations call (212) 206-0440.
On her official Facebook page, "All My Children" star Jill Larson (Opal Cortlandt) broke her social media silence after it became apparent earlier this week that Prospect Park was not moving forward with a new season of either "All My Children" or "One Life to Live," at least "at this time," according to the actress.
You've already heard from Debbi Morgan and Cady McClain, but what about the other stars of "All My Children" who've recently learned that Prospect Park will not be forging ahead with a second season of the supposed "anytime" soap opera. Putting together all the tweets (at the time of this posting), Soap Opera Network has compiled a list of what some of the actors are saying about the demise of "AMC" 2.0 on social media.
On Friday, November 8, Soap Opera Network reported that SOAPnet, now the old way to watch soaps, would cease operation on December 31, 2013 at 11:59:59 ET. In a piece by the Los Angeles Times, Ben Pyne, president of global distribution for Disney Media Networks, said, "SOAPnet had a great run." He added, "It served an audience of super-soap fans. And when given the opportunity, all of our affiliates kept the channel up and running." The affiliates Pyne refers are the cable and satellite operators including DirecTV and Cablevision, et al that have kept the cable network on their channel listings whether a new deal with Disney and the carriers was signed or not.
In a posting on her Facebook page, "All My Children's" Cady McClain (Dixie Cooney, pictured right with "AMC" co-star Denyse Tontz) reiterates Debbi Morgan's (Angela Hubbard) confirmation that "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" have been canceled. "If you aren't hearing anything about the ending of 'AMC' as we know it, it's really out of shock. I am also trying to allow PP to have the moment to contact all the actors and explain what is and has been going on with 'AMC,' and then gather themselves to try and explain it all to you, the fans."
On Friday, November 29, "The Young and the Restless'" Jerry Douglas (John Abbott) will be performing alongside comedian Rich Little at The Canyon in Agoura Hills and on Saturday, November 30, in case you miss Douglas the day prior, the actor will also be performing at The Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Showtimes for both events will be at 8:00 PM.
In the new book, "Llanview in the Afternoon: An Oral History of One Life to Live," actress Ellen Holly (ex-Clara "Carla" Hall) accused former co-star Erika Slezak (Viki Lord Buchanan) of getting her fired off of the ABC soap back in the 1980's. The actress says Slezak used the words, "Get those two black bitches out of my face," in reference to Holly and Lillian Hayman (Sadie Gray) during an anniversary party for the show in 1983. Until now, Slezak had not commented on the matter since the book hit Amazon and other outlets in early September.

Monday, November 11, 2013 11:52 AM EDT
With "All My Children's" Debbi Morgan confirming that her show (and likely "One Life to Live") has been canceled after getting word from Prospect Park's lawyers in the last couple of days, Soap Opera Network once again reached out to Prospect Park to find out if A) Are both shows now officially canceled. B) Is Prospect Park possibly seeking/able to try another reboot down the road. C) How does this cancellation relate to their rights to the shows and D) Do the rights now revert back to ABC.