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  • Betty White, Steve Harvey, Wayne Brady and More to Present at the Daytime Emmy Awards; In Memoriam Honors Jeanne Cooper

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    Turner Broadcasting Systems
    With the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards just a couple of weeks away, HLN has released a list of presenters slated to appear and hand over awards at the exciting award show ceremony. Betty White, Steve Harvey, Wayne Brady, Alex Trebek, Todd Newton, Bethany Frankel and Kris Jenner are included, with White and Brady presenting Monty Hall and Bob Stewart, respectively, with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Awards. READ MORE
  • ‘OLTL’s’ Tika Sumpter Stars in New Oprah Winfrey Drama

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    Bummed you weren’t one of the lucky few who got a car from daytime legend Oprah Winfrey? Don’t be, because she’s giving the rest of us something pretty spectacular: “One Life to Live” actress Tika Sumpter (ex-Layla Williamson) in a new role! READ MORE
  • FIRST LOOK: Paolo Seganti as Arturo Bandini on ‘One Life to Live’

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    The OnLine Network/TOLN
    As previously reported, Paolo Seganti (ex-Damien Grimaldi, "As The World Turns") has joined the cast of The OnLine Network's "One Life to Live" as Arturo Bandini, a wealthy, suave and sexy man whose family is very influential in the art world, beginning with the Thursday, June 27 episode. TOLN has released the first image of Seganti in his new role, which can be viewed above. READ MORE
  • Former ‘Y&R’ Executive Producer and Head Writer, Maria Arena Bell, Talks Emmy Nominations and Online Soaps

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    Sony Pictures Television
    In an interview published in the newest issue of Soap Opera Digest, Maria Arena Bell, the former executive producer and head writer of "The Young and the Restless," shares that the soap submitted episodes #9,999 and #10,000 as part of their Emmy reel in the category of Outstanding Drama Series for the "40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards." READ MORE
  • THIS WEEK: ‘General Hospital’ Executive Producer and Head Writer Tease Multiple Surprises

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    With no original episode of "General Hospital" airing on Monday, May 27 (a re-run of the Tuesday, April 2 50th anniversary episode will air instead), the soaps executive producer and head writer, Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati, respectively, are teasing multiple surprises in store next week on the soap beginning with the Tuesday, May 28 episode. READ MORE
  • MEMORIAL DAY: Scheduling the Soaps

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    Soap Opera Network
    Monday, May 27 is memorial day and while CBS' "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful" will air original episodes (which aren't expected to count in the weekly Nielsen ratings), NBC's "Days of our Lives" will be preempted for coverage of the French Open, while ABC's "General Hospital" will air the real 50th Anniversary episode, which actually aired on Tuesday, April 2 after a March preemption pushed scheduling back a day ("GH" premiered on April 1, 1963). "All My Children" will air an original episode as the series is available exclusively on the internet and... READ MORE
  • Amazon Picks Up Mark Consuelos and John Goodman Comedy ‘Alpha House’

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    Amazon.com, Inc.
    In mid-April, Amazon Studios launched the 2013 "Watch the Shows. Call the Shots." campaign in which viewers get to decide which pilot got picked up to series based on feedback and total views. This method differs from the traditional method in which executives at television networks such as ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, The CW, etc., order a project, decide which gets a pilot order, and then from the available crop decide which of those pilots gets picked up to series. READ MORE
  • Camryn Grimes Returning to ‘The Young and the Restless’

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    Sony Pictures Television
    With a first airdate set for Monday, July 8, a CBS spokesperson has confirmed to Soap Opera Network that Camryn Grimes is returning to "The Young and the Restless." The actress began filming her first scenes earlier today, details of which are being kept quiet. It is unclear at this time as to whether Grimes will be reprising her role of Cassie Newman on the show, either alive or as a ghost, or if she'll be portraying a brand new character. READ MORE
  • Bradford Anderson Bumped to Recurring Status at ‘GH’

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    In a message posted today on his Twitter page, "General Hospital" star Bradford Anderson announced that he has opted to not renew his contract with the ABC Daytime drama series. As a result, he will continue portraying Damien Spinelli, a role in which he originated in 2007, as a recurring player. "Hey friends, I am still at 'GH' and will continue to be. Recurring isn't a bad word :) keep watching, great stuff is coming!" read Anderson's tweet. READ MORE
  • ‘One Life to Live’ Casts Matthew Buchanan’s Online Girlfriend, Michelle, and Jack Manning’s Attending Summer School!

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    The OnLine Network/TOLN
    Newcomer Amber Skye Noyes, whose brother, Tyler, portrayed a young CJ Roberts back in the early 1990's on "One Life to Live," has been cast as Michelle, Matthew Buchanan's (Robert Gorrie) online girlfriend. Viewers will recall that Matthew and Michelle began communicating via Facebook in recent episodes. Noyes debuts on the Thursday, June 27 episode of the soap. READ MORE