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Anyone who follows “General Hospital’s” Jack Wagner (Frisco Jones, ex-Dominick Marone, “The Bold and the Beautiful”) on Twitter knows that he’s used the social media site to air a lot of personal thoughts over the past few weeks following the death of his dog, Stanley. The actor has opened up about loss and addiction, among other things. But this week, he’s taken his admissions to a whole new level by bashing ‘GH’ and the way the executives and writers handled the sudser’s 50th anniversary!

Beginning Friday, July 26 and running through Sunday, July 28, "The Young and the Restless'" Leslie Stevens (Rose Turner) will join the cell block tango in "Chicago: The Musical." The actress will be appearing alongside such heavy weights as Lucy Lawless, Drew Carey, Stephen Moyer, Ashley Simpson and others at the Hollywood Bowl version of the Broadway hit.

Remember that rap video teaser showing Sean Kanan (AJ Quartermaine, "General Hospital") rapping alongside some of daytime's finest men including Ronn Moss (ex-Ridge Forrester, "The Bold and the Beautiful") and Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman, "The Young and the Restless")? Turns out you'll finally get a chance to view the video in its entirety during Kanan's upcoming November appearance schedule as part of his birthday bash weekend. From Saturday, November 2 (Kanan's actual birthday) through Sunday, November 3, Kanan has scheduled appearances in New York and New Jersey that'll include a screening of the rap video "I'm a Soap Star," stand-up comedy, an autograph signing, and posing with fans.

"Help me spread the word about #MatchItMondays. Today I will put my money where my mouth is and personally match," said actress Kimberly McCullough (ex-Robin Scorpio, "General Hospital"), who is donating her own money to match the haul donated towards her new independent film, "CREVE COEUR, MO. (aka Broken Heart, Missouri)," between the hours of 6:00 AM EST and 10:00 PM EST, today only.

After rumors began to spread over the last few weeks that Peter Reckell would be heading to Port Charles after not being able to come to a deal with Corday Productions that would have brought him back to Salem as Bo Brady on NBC's "Days of our Lives," the actor himself has taken to social media to set the record straight.

Thursday, July 25 marks the official kick off to the annual "General Hospital" Fan Club Weekend taking place at the Sportsmen's Lodge Hotel and Events Center in Studio City, CA. With four events planned (three on-site and one off-site), fans of the ABC Daytime drama series will have ample opportunity to spot some of their favorite stars. To keep you in the loop on the who's and the what's, Soap Opera Network has compiled the Day One schedule for those looking to attend or for those needing a reminder.

Get ready to party, because this year’s Rick Springfield and Friends Cruise, hosted by the rocker (Dr. Noah Drake, “General Hospital”) himself, has added two special guests to the event: recent Emmy winner, Doug Davidson (Paul Williams, “The Young and the Restless”), and “Days of our Lives’” Eric Martsolf (Brady Black).

America's most watched network (CBS) and the second largest cable operator in the country (Time Warner Cable) are battling it out over retransmission fees and come Wednesday, July 24, fans of CBS' programming including "The Young and the Restless," "The Bold and the Beautiful," "The Talk," "The Big Bang Theory," "2 Broke Girls," and more could find their screens blackened if they live in:

Times, they are a-changin'! Due to a last minute switch in the production schedule over at "General Hospital," there are some schedule changes taking place for a few of the "GH" Fan Club Weekend events taking place on Friday, July 26.

Shortly after winning his second consecutive Daytime Emmy award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series last month, "Days of our Lives" star, Chandler Massey, announced plans to depart the NBC Daytime drama series after portraying the role of Will Horton for the past four years. The actor stated he wants to go back to school and he wouldn't be able to do that while under contract with the soap.