Jared Kaplan, Contributing Editor

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    Jason Merritt/Getty Images

    WATCH: Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong’o on Kenyan Soap Opera ‘Shuga’

    Newcomer Lupita Nyong'o was unknown to American audiences before her scene-stealing role as slave Patsey in Best Picture Oscar winner "12 Years A Slave." Now, after winning the Best Supporting Actress Oscar (the first African actress to do so)...

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    WABC-TV

    BIZARRE: New York Parolee Accused of Killing His ‘General Hospital’ Pen-Pal

    This one's just as bizarre as it is tragic: according to an article today by the LA Times, a New York parolee is accused of murdering an 82-year-old man after developing a friendship with him over their shared love...

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    ABC

    Former ‘Night Shift’ Star Billy Dee Williams Among Announced Contestants For ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 18

    This morning on ABC's "Good Morning America," the cast for Season 18 of celebrity dancing show "Dancing with the Stars" was announced. Among them is former "General Hospital: Night Shift" star Billy Dee Williams (ex-Toussiant DuBois), perhaps most famous...

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    National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

    The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Pre-Nominations Announced

    Earlier today the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, announced the Drama Performer Pre-Nominations for this year's Daytime Emmy Awards.

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    Sean Smith/JPI Studios; Chapman Baehler/TOLN

    BREAKING NEWS: Cady McClain to Replace Cynthia Watros as Kelly Andrews on ‘Y&R’

    Earlier tonight, Watros confirmed our suspicions by tweeting to her fans that she will indeed be leaving the CBS soap. But CBS wasted no time in recasting the role - an hour later Senior Vice President of CBS Daytime...

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    Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

    FANTASTIC! Michael B. Jordan In Talks to Join Superhero Film (Updated)

    According to Deadline.com, Jordan is currently in talks to join the cast of Marvel's "Fantastic Four" as Johnny Storm AKA The Human Torch. Also in talks for the principal characters are Kate Mara ("House of Cards"), Jamie Bell ("Billy...

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    Nicole Rivelli/Warner Bros.

    ‘Guiding Light’ Alum Paige Turco Cast in NCIS Spinoff

    Paige Turco (ex-Dinah Marler, "Guiding Light;" ex-Melanie Cortlandt Rampal, "All My Children") has been cast in "NCIS: New Orleans," the planned spinoff of "NCIS," reports Deadline.com.

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    UPDATE: More Details on ‘Beacon Hill’ Release

    Previously we reported that upcoming web series "Beacon Hill" would utilize a viewer subscription-based service, in lieu of generating revenue through advertisements. Now we have more information on how the subscription service will work for viewers wishing to watch...

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    Rick Springfield, Colin Egglesfield, & Corbin Bleu to Guest On ‘Drop Dead Diva’

    Lifetime's "Drop Dead Diva" is set to premiere its sixth and final season this March and a slew of former daytime stars have signed on to send the critically acclaimed drama series off in style.

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    George de Sota/JPI Studios

    FLASH! Former ‘OLTL’ Ford Father Cast in CW Remake

    You may remember John Wesley Shipp from his role on "One Life to Live" as the abusive father of the Ford brothers. Or you might know him from his memorable role as football coach Mitch on "Dawson's Creek." Before...