Jared Kaplan, Contributing Editor

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    Jennifer Graylock/JPI Studios

    WATCH: James Franco Plays A Former Soap Actor in ‘Maladies’ Trailer

    James Franco's name was brought back into soap opera news last week when reports surfaced that "General Hospital" headwriter Ron Carlivati wished to bring Franco back to the soap. However, it looks like the A-list actor already has quite...

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    NBC

    Tweet This, Tweet That: Winter Olympics Edition! (2/10/14)

    The 2014 Winter Olympics are now underway, so it's time for an Olympics edition of Tweet This, Tweet That! Each week we compile some of the most hilarious, thought-provoking, controversial, or interesting tweets from some of daytime's most popular...

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    William Cole; Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

    Former ‘General Hospital’ Stars Invade ABC’s ‘Mistresses’

    Someone in the "Mistresses" casting department must be a "General Hospital" fan: former 'GH' stars Jason Gerhardt (ex-Coop Barrett) and Rebeka Montoya (ex-Dolores Padilla) have signed on for Season 2 of the primetime sudser.

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    Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

    Ryan Phillippe to Return to ABC in ‘Secrets & Lies’

    Movie star Ryan Phillippe once broke network television ground by portraying the first openly gay teenager on a daytime soap opera. Now, for the first time since appearing as Billy Douglas on "One Life to Live," Phillippe is set...

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    Open Book Productions/Bella Productions

    New ‘Beacon Hill’ Trailer: ‘Discreet is My Middle Name’

    We're exactly one month away from the debut of new web series "Beacon Hill" and today Open Book Productions/Bella Productions released a new trailer to get the anticipation rising. It turns out not everything is what it seems in...

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    National Football League

    Tweet This, Tweet That: Super Bowl Sunday Edition! (2/2/14)

    Today the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII. Which of your favorite daytime stars picked the Broncos to win - and who has the Seahawks? Which soap actors are more concerned with Super Bowl...

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    Vince Bucci/Getty Images

    Cynthia Watros Pilot ‘Finding Carter’ Greenlit at MTV

    "The Young and the Restless" actress Cynthia Watros (Kelly Andrews) may soon be pulling television double duty: MTV has ordered a pilot featuring the former "Lost" star to series.

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    Parade Magazine

    UPDATE: ‘DAYS’ Wins Parade Magazine’s Soap Opera Showdown

    It's official: "Days of Our Lives" is the winner of Parade Magazine's "Soap Opera Showdown!" As we reported yesterday, Parade held a four-round tournament this week where fans could vote for their favorite soap opera to advance to the...

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    Corday Productions, Inc.

    ‘DAYS’ & ‘OLTL’ Go Head to Head in Soap Opera Showdown!

    Earlier this week Parade Magazine announced a tournament to determine the greatest soap opera of all time. According to Parade, "We need your help to crown the greatest daytime drama ever with a four-round tournament." In this "Soap Opera...

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    George De Sota/JPI Studios

    ‘OLTL’s’ Robin Strasser on Money: ‘I Respectfully Requested To Be Paid the Balance of My One-Year Contract!’

    Earlier today on Twitter, Strasser revealed that she recently asked Prospect Park Productions to pay out the balance of her one-year contract. According to Strasser, she only worked and was paid for eleven weeks before production was halted, despite...