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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 next round. "DAYS" defeated "Love of Life," "The Bold and the Beautiful," and "Guiding Light" to advance to the finals yesterday.
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 Showdown," fans are able to vote for their favorite soap to advance to the next round.
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 signing on for a year. "#PPP sed w/ due respect: NO," Strasser tweeted.

Friday, January 24, 2014 9:20 PM EDT
Throwback Thursday, or #TBT as its known on Twitter, is a chance for social media users to offer a look at their past through pictures every Thursday. This week, some popular soap stars past and present participated and revealed some amazing throwbacks!

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 8:41 PM EDT
The debate over whether violent television and movies cause violent behavior in real life has been raging for years. After every unimaginable violent act in this country, the question of whether or not the perpetrators were influenced by what they saw in entertainment is asked. Soaps aren't necessarily known for being extremely violent. Recently, however, foreign soap operas from two different countries have come under fire for promoting dangerous behavior.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 3:19 PM EDT
In perhaps his biggest directorial effort yet, James Franco adapts "Child of God," a film based on a Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name. A teaser trailer for the film was released last August, but today we get a first full-length look at the film.

Saturday, January 18, 2014 12:27 AM EDT
Not on Twitter? Following too many people that you're afraid you missed out on some of the best tweets? Do not fear, because "Tweet This, Tweet That" has returned! This week, your favorite soap actors past and present weigh in on the Golden Globes results and reveal their favorite Best Picture Oscar nominees!

Thursday, January 16, 2014 2:02 PM EDT
We've been hearing a lot about the talented cast that Open Book Productions and Bella Productions have assembled for "Beacon Hill" (see above), but today we finally learned how we'll be able to watch the show when it premieres Wednesday, March 5th!