General Hospital Mast Head by Soap Opera Network
Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

It looks like “General Hospital” fans are going to have to get used to a new face: The role of Danny has reportedly been recast!

According to the Twitter page for Jacob and Jaxon Kring, who have shared the role since 2012, the tots are soon leaving Port Charles. “We just want to say thanks to all the fans and gh cast/crew for an amazing 2yrs,” their mother wrote before adding: “We are very thankful for the time we had and wish the new Danny much success and luck.”


James White/CBS

James White/CBS

CBS Daytime’s talk show, “The Talk,” is on a roll: The daytime show beat popular ABC talker “The View” in ratings for the first time ever last month, and they’ve just done it again!

According to Nielsen live plus same day ratings, “The Talk” — which includes co-hosts Sara GilbertSheryl UnderwoodAisha TylerSharon Osbourne and Julie Chen — topped “The View” in key demographics for the week ending on Friday, August 1.

“The Talk” (2.49m) averaged 1.1/07 in women 25-54 (vs. 1.0/07 for “The View”), up +10% from last week and 0.8/05 in women 18-49 (vs. 0.7/05 for “The View”), up +14% from the prior week.


Marc Cartwright

Marc Cartwright

It wasn’t that long ago that Minae Noji was starring as “General Hospital’s” Dr. Kelly Lee, and now — BAM! — she’s portraying the fierce ninja warrior Karai in the newest installment of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film franchise. Soap Opera Network caught up with the busy actress, who spilled details regarding the film, what Megan Fox is really like in the role of April O’Neil, and how her “GH” experience ultimately led her to sharing the screen and red carpet with the likes of Whoopi Goldberg, William Fichtner and Will Arnett.

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 Lisa Rose/JPI Studios

Lisa Rose/JPI Studios

What do Marilyn Manson, Courtney Love, Lea Michele and “All My Children/General Hospital” alum Mathew St. Patrick (ex-Adrian Sword, “AMC;” ex-Marcus Taggert, “GH”) have in common? They’re all confirmed to join “Sons of Anarchy’s” seventh and final season!

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Nadia Bjorlin

Nadia Bjorlin

Pop some champagne and make a toast to “Days of our Lives” alum Nadia Bjorlin (ex-Chloe Lane): The actress has announced that she’s engaged to entrepreneur Grant Turnbull!

According to About.com, the actress received a proposal from her beau — whom she met through mutual friends on Valentine’s Day of this year — during the couple’s recent trip to Ireland to celebrate her birthday.

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The Young and the Restless Mast Head by Soap Opera Network
Steven Bergman Photography

Steven Bergman Photography

CBS Daytime’s slogan is that the network is one big family, and “The Young and the Restless” is making a small move to make it literal: They’ve hired the little sister of Jessica Collins (Avery Clark)!

Olivia Capogna will be making her Genoa City debut as an extra at the Crimson Lights Coffeehouse set on Monday, September 8. Her proud sis made a photo album of the big occasion, which you can see here.


Steven Bergman Photography

Steven Bergman Photography

From his early days as a male model to his time as “One Life to Live’s” Christian Vega, David Fumero has always had a smile to die for and heart to kill for. His wife, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Melissa Fumero, fell under his spell while the two were working together on “OLTL” (she as Adriana Cramer), and if you haven’t already fallen for the star as well, you’re about to! Soap Opera Network recently caught up with the actor during a House of Kooser/Ronald McDonald House charity event, where he dished on the importance of giving back, what he’s been up to since leaving the daytime world and what it’s been like to ride along with Melissa’s primetime success. Brace yourself: What he had to say could make the hardest of hearts start swooning!

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The Young and the Restless Mast Head by Soap Opera Network
Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Sean Smith/JPI Studios

“The Young and the Restless’” Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) is already getting a blast from the past in the form of booze bottles, but the sauced-up socialite is about to get another: “Family Ties” star Meredith Baxter is hitting Genoa City as Maureen, Nikki’s new drinking buddy!

A rep for the show says that the character is a “charming, intelligent, middle-class woman who has always aspired to a more privileged life than she’s had. She appears kind and sympathetic, but can be quite manipulative. She is skilled at getting people to do the things she wants them to do by making them think it’s their idea!

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The Young and the Restless Mast Head by Soap Opera Network
Howard Wise/JPI Studios

Howard Wise/JPI Studios

A lot of actors may gush about how finding success in the crazy world of entertainment is a blessing, but when “The Young and the Restless’” Mishael Morgan (Hilary Curtis) says it, she means it — literally! And that’s because a horrific accident nearly ruined her chances at becoming a daytime star, or anything else for that matter. Soap Opera Network caught up with the actress to get the scoop on her near-death experience as well as how a lucky streak has landed her smack dab in the middle of the popular Genoa City father/son duo of Neil (Kristoff St. John) and Devon (Bryton James)!

Winning a breakout role on a soap opera is a once in a lifetime chance, but never in her life did Morgan ever think she’d be on a soap opera. In fact, acting was the furthest thing from the Trinidad native’s mind: After moving to Canada as a child, she focused on becoming on a lawyer and was even accepted into the University of Ottawa Law. However, her entire life completely changed in one second, when a horrible car accident left the then-19-year-old barely hanging onto life with a broken neck.

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Bell-Phillip Television Productions; Corday Productions, Inc.

Bell-Phillip Television Productions; Corday Productions, Inc.

Ratings Report for the Week of July 21-25, 2014

NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings.  Thank you.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,521,000 (-15,000/-227,000)
2. B&B 3,513,000 (-64,000/-82,000)
3. GH 2,882,000 (-17,000/+343,000)
4. DAYS 2,286,000 (-217,000/-276,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.3/11 (-.1/-.1)
2. B&B 2.6/8 (same/same)
3. GH 2.1/7 (-.1/+.2)
4. DAYS 1.7/5 (-.2/-.2)

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