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  • ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Hayden Panettiere Confirms Pregnancy Rumors

    AFF/CH/Steven Bergman
    AFF/CH/Steven Bergman
    For weeks gossip sites and celebrity magazines have been left wondering if former "Guiding Light" star Hayden Panettiere was indeed pregnant after pictures of the "Nashville" actress surfaced with what would appear to be a baby bump. As part of the social phenomenon known as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Panettiere put those pregnancy rumors to rest while challenging her unborn child to take part. READ MORE
  • Justin Hartley Was Almost Not ‘Y&R’s’ New Adam Newman?

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    JPI Studios
    As they celebrated their first anniversary as hosts of "Soap Box with Lilly & Martha" on Thursday, August 21, former daytime soap stars Lilly Melgar ("General Hospital") and Martha Madison ("Days of our Lives") had soap journalist Michael Maloney, talent manager Michael Bruno and online soap reporter Michael Fairman on as guests as they discussed the week's biggest soap opera news. No story was bigger this past week than the news of Justin Hartley ("Passions," "Revenge," "Mistresses") returning to daytime television to portray a recast Adam Newman on CBS' "The Young and the Restless." According to Bruno, however, there... READ MORE
  • ABC Announces Celebrity Presenters for ‘MDA Show of Strength Telethon'; Includes Soap Star Susan Lucci

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    ABC
    via Press Release Now in its 49th year, ABC will air the annual “MDA Show of Strength Telethon,” which benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association, on Sunday, August 31. Celebrity presenters taking part include Alyssa Milano, Brad Paisley, Charles Esten, Chris Powell, Jann Carl, Jordin Sparks, Josh Groban, Kesha, Kevin Frazier, Laila Ali, Ludacris, Nancy O’Dell,… Read More » READ MORE
  • Ratings: Good Week For GH

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    Ratings Report for the Week of August 11-15, 2014 READ MORE
  • More on Bob Barker’s Return to ‘B&B’ + TMZ Goes Behind the Scenes

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    Gilles Toucas Photography
    As previously reported, former game show host Bob Barker is returning to CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" on Thursday, August 28. The episode finds Barker once again playing a version of himself when he goes to check up on new pal Liam Spencer (Scott Clifton). The friendly visit, however, goes south when an argument between Barker and Wyatt Spencer (Darin Brooks) ensues following Wyatt's choice words about animal lovers. Having enough of Wyatt's antics, Barker unleashes the smackdown on his candy you know what. The scene is reminiscent of Barker's classic fight scene from the 1996 Adam Sandler... READ MORE
  • TV Guide Reveals TV’s Highest Paid Stars: The 2014 Soap Opera Edition

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    TV Guide Magazine/CBS Interactive
    In 2012, Soap Opera Network published our own version of the annual TV Guide Magazine "TV's Highest Paid Stars" issue. In the time since it was published we've been quite shocked to see how many of you were curious to know how much some of daytime and primetime's biggest and brightest stars of yesteryear have gone on to make with their current work in primetime dramas and comedies, reality shows, and even daytime talk shows. Although we were unable to continue our report in 2013 due to circumstances beyond our control, we thought it would be a great opportunity... READ MORE
  • Former ‘AMC’ Actress Denise Vasi Reveals Baby News!

    AFF/TA/Steven Bergman
    AFF/TA/Steven Bergman
    Denise Vasi played Randi Hubbard on the ABC version of "All My Children" from 2008-2011, but she's probably best known for her current portrayal of Raquel Lancaster in the VH1/Centric soap, "Single Ladies," although her latest endeavor is likely one she'll cherish over all. READ MORE
  • Put Your Fists Up! Bob Barker Returns to ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’

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    CBS/Bell-Phillip Television Productions
    Per TV Guide's Michael Logan, legendary host of "The Price is Right," Bob Barker, is returning to CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" on Thursday, August 28 in scenes that'll spoof his classic fight scene from the 1996 Adam Sandler film, "Happy Gilmore." READ MORE
  • EXCLUSIVE: ‘Y&R’s’ Greg Rikaart Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, But Who Doused Him?

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    John Paschal/JPI Studios
    After being challenged by "The Young and the Restless" co-star Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Newman), Greg Rikaart (Kevin Fisher) has exclusively shared with Soap Opera Network video of himself taking part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which included a surprise appearance by best friend and neighbor, Rebecca Budig (ex-Greenlee Smythe, "All My Children"). READ MORE
  • ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Melissa Claire Egan and Chrishell Stause Take Part; Douse ‘Y&R’s’ Newest Star Justin Hartley

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    YouTube
    It's the craze that has swept the nation, social media and Hollywood over the last month as the world seeks to help fight Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," which is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord according to the ALS Association website. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft's Bill Gates and Harpo's Oprah Winfrey have already done it and so have a cruise ship load of daytime soap stars past and present, which now includes real-life best friends Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, "The Young and the... READ MORE