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  • E! To Premiere ‘Dirty Soap,’ a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Real Lives of Soap Stars

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    Because we were working overtime trying to get the re-designed website up while also transferring servers, we didn't get a chance to report on this. For those who may have missed out on it all, E! is debuting a new reality series that actually covers the behind the scenes lives of some of your favorite soap stars for a change and not those "Real Housewives" we've gotten bored with from network sibling Bravo. READ MORE
  • Lynn Leahey Steps Down as Editorial Director of Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly

    Lynn Leahey
    Lynn Leahey
    On Thursday, May 12, Soap Opera Network broke news when we reported that layoffs occurred earlier this week at Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly after American Media, Inc. officially took over editorial, advertising, marketing and distribution control of both publications from Source Interlink Companies, which retains ownership of both titles. Now comes word that Lynn Leahey, Editorial Director of both magazines along with lesser known title Pixie, is stepping down. We're told it was her decision. READ MORE
  • TV Guide Magazine Returns to TV Guide.com

    TV Guide Magazine Returns to TV Guide.com

    TV Guide.com and TV Guide Magazine appear to have reconciled as the two became one once again on Tuesday, June 1.

  • Disney-ABC Partners with Hulu to Stream Programming Online

    Disney-ABC Partners with Hulu to Stream Programming Online

    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 12:50 AM ET | Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The Walt Disney Corporation, the parent company of the ABC Television Network, has joined forces with NBC Universal, News Corporation, and Providence Equity Partners to become joint owners of the popular video content website ‘Hulu.’ The deal, which is currently in the process… Read More »

  • BREAKING NEWS: List of ‘Financial Core’ Writers

    BREAKING NEWS: List of ‘Financial Core’ Writers

    EXCLUSIVE: Soap Opera Network has learned the names of soap opera writers who declared “Financial Core” status to keep on working during the strike. By going “Fi-Core,” these writers can never be members of the WGA again but they continue to pay reduced union dues and the Guild is obligated to continue providing services such health insurance, pension and residuals. Though they can still work on Guild projects, Guild members will not be keen to hire them.