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Thursday, May 16, 2013 4:06 PM EDT
Some of you are going to say it, others are going to shout it, but the thought that comes along with the news that Hope is getting a new love interest other than Scott Clifton’s Liam Spencer is “Well, it’s about freaking time!” Yep, Kim Matula’s alter ego will finally be caught up in a romantic situation sans Bill’s son. In fact, a rep confirms that another Emmy winner — Darin Brooks (ex-Max Brady, “Days of our Lives) — will be the one stealing Hope's heart!

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Thursday, May 16, 2013 3:26 PM EDT
Just in time for the typical teen-driven storylines soaps often focus on for the summer comes a brand new young actress ready to shake things up in “General Hosptial’s” Port Charles: “666 Park Avenue” star Samantha Logan, who will be playing Taylor DuBois, the little sister of Felix DuBois (Marc Samuel).
The flowers children sent out to their moms for Mother’s Day are likely still thriving, but the same can’t be said for a popular mother/daughter duo on “The Bold and the Beautiful.” Both Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy Forrester) and Hunter Tylo (Taylor Hayes) are exiting the sudser!
According to a report by Deadline Hollywood, Prospect Park's The OnLine Network has opted to reduce the yearly episode orders of both "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" from 168 to 110. In addition, new episodes of "AMC" will now be made available on Mondays and Wednesdays, while new episodes of "One Life to Live" will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays via Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes. The "MORE" recap shows will continue to be provided on Fridays. The change goes into effect beginning Monday, May 20.
“General Hospital’s” Ingo Rademacher (ex-Jasper ‘Jax’ Jacks) shook it like nobody’s business as a contestant on ABC’s popular reality series, “Dancing With the Stars,” but unfortunately, he and professional partner Kym Johnson were eliminated from the competition last night during the semi-final round, meaning the actor is hanging up his dancing shoes — at least for now.
“One Life to Live’s” Jonathan Groff (ex-Henry) has been one busy man: In addition to starring in a new HBO comedy alongside “Guiding Light’s” Murray Bartlett (ex-Cyrus Foley), the “Glee” star has also landed a job as a lead voice in Disney’s new animated feature, “Frozen!”
It’s raining soap stars over at HBO now that the premium cable network has picked up Michael Lannan’s untitled comedy pilot starring Jonathan Groff (ex-Henry, “One Life to Live;” Jesse St. James, “Glee”), Murray Bartlett (ex-Cyrus Foley, “Guiding Light;” James Brogan, “Headland”), as well as Frankie Alvarez (“Kitchen Confidential”).

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013 4:53 PM EDT
Fans of “All My Children’s” Marick clan are no doubt going to be over the moon with the latest person slated to return to Pine Valley: Michael Nadar’s popular character, Dimitiri! According to a press release from The OnLine Network, Brooke English (Julia Barr) calls Dimitri back to town and offers him a job as head of one of Chandler Enterprises’ new divisions. Lucky for fans, the Hungarian Count gracefully agrees, meaning he’ll be sticking around in town for quite some time!

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013 6:14 PM EDT
ABC has announced its new fall primetime schedule which includes the trimming of "Dancing with the Stars" from two nights to just one (now only on Mondays) with "Castle" remaining in its slot for the fifth year running. Tuesday nights finds the introduction of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D," a spin-off series from the "Avengers" film franchise, followed by new comedies "The Goldbergs" and "Trophy Wife." New drama "Lucky 7" replaces "Body of Proof," which was canceled.
Just days before its upfront presentation to Madison Avenue on Tuesday, May 14, the Disney/ABC Television Group has announced that viewers of ABC programming in New York City and Philadelphia (via their WABC and WPVI affiliates) will be able to watch ABC's Live 24/7 linear broadcast network programming online for the first time ever through the new WATCH ABC application. Viewers can access WATCH ABC online at ABC.com or by downloading the WATCH ABC app on their iOS or Kindle Fire devices. The WATCH ABC app will be available on Samsung Galaxy devices this summer.
When five smart, high-powered, self-made women get together, claws generally come out and the fur flies. But that’s the exact opposite of what happened when CBS’s Watch magazine recently gathered the women of “The Talk” — Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler — together for a very candid roundtable interview. “There are a lot of representations of women on television where they just aren’t being kind to each other,” Tyler says of what makes “The Talk” stand out. “Female-focused television has become antagonistic—some of the most popular shows are about women competing with each other—and I don’t think there are any shows where the women are as supportive and as kind to each other.”
In a statement released just a short time ago, Lee Phillip Bell, co-creator of CBS' "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful," said, "JEANNE COOPER: respected colleague, industry icon, woman of passion and grandeur; most important, beloved friend. She was a shining beacon. Her love was unexpendable, and was given freely to all, from fans to great celebrities. She was not jaded by success, nor impressed by wealth and fame. Her crowning glory was her family: her children Corbin, Collin and Caren and her grandchildren, whom she adored, and all of whom adored her in return. Her presence resonated in the lives of all those around her. Through her personal and professional journey, she saved hundreds, possibly thousands, from the depths of alcoholism. She embodied compassion and forgiveness. No daytime icon has ever been more influential in the lives of millions. She will be terribly missed, but her light will shine on forever. May angels guide you on your journey, dear Jeanne. I will love you forever."