The Young and the Restless Mast Head by Soap Opera Network
John Paschal/JPI Studios

John Paschal/JPI Studios

They say home is where the heart is, and it’s a saying that members of “The Young and the Restless’” Winters family take literally. Not only have brothers Neil (Kristoff St. John) and Malcolm (Shemar Moore) shared Drucilla (Victoria Rowell), Alex (Alexia Robinson), Sofia (Julia Pace Mitchelland Olivia (Tonya Lee Williams) in some way or another, Neil’s adopted son, Devon (Bryton James), has followed in the family tradition: He and Neil’s wife, Hilary (Mishael Morgan), are secretly in love with each other! Add into the mix Neil’s recent blindness, his past with alcoholism and a flash return visit by his brother, Malcolm, and you’ve got one heck of a mess that’s sure to make “Y&R’s” Fall Sweeps a can’t-miss event! Soap Opera Network met up with St. John to get the scoop on the juicy drama ahead, and he reveals that what you’re seeing now is just the tip of the iceberg!

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Steven Bergman Photography

Steven Bergman Photography

The wait is over: “The Young and the Restless’” Terrell Tilford (Dr. Barton Shelby) and his wife, former “Guiding Light” star Victoria Platt (ex-Vicky Spaulding), welcomed their new daughter into the world this past weekend!

The proud pop took to Twitter on Sunday, August 24, to announce the arrival of his and Platt’s new daughter, Marley, who was born that evening. And it was only weeks before that the actor told Soap Opera Network how happy — but also scared — he was to be having a little girl!

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Nigel Parry/USA Network

Nigel Parry/USA Network

FX Networks

FX Networks

While his “White Collar” USA Network series gears up for its final swan song, former “Guiding Light” star Matt Bomer (ex-Ben Reade) has signed on for at least one episode of “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” reports Entertainment Weekly, who spoke with show creator Ryan Murphy to get the scoop.

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AARP

AARP

Before becoming a highly sought television and film star, Blair Underwood got his acting chops wet with his role as Bobby Blue on ABC’s “One Life to Live” in the mid-1980s. Today, August 25, the actor turns the big 5-0, which makes him an official member of AARP. To celebrate his joining the exclusive club, the magazine has created a special edition mock cover of AARP: The Magazine (shown above).

Born in 1964, Underwood is part of the last baby boomers turning 50 this year.

Happy Birthday Blair!

To learn more about AARP and its membership benefits, click here.


Days of our Lives Mast Head by Soap Opera Network
John Paschal/JPI Studio

John Paschal/JPI Studios

“Days of our Lives’” Kate (Lauren Koslow) wasn’t the only one who was shocked when Jordan (Chrishell Stause) hauled back and slapped her across the face for sleeping with Rafe (Galen Gering): Viewers were a bit surprised to see the formerly timid physical therapist continue to grow her backbone, as well. And when Soap Opera Network recently caught up with Stause, she revealed that this is only the beginning of her alter ego’s catty side. In fact, Jordan will be getting tougher and tougher as more and more secrets about her unfold!

Howard Wise/JPI Studios

Howard Wise/JPI Studios

It was the slap heard around the world — or at least around Salem — and it’s one that will go down in soap opera history for Stause. “Oh my gosh, it was so fun to do,” the actress enthuses with a laugh about the opportunity to physically attack her popular co-star once more. “Anytime you get to do classic soap moments, especially with someone as great as Lauren Koslow, it’s just so much fun. And I think it was nice for Jordan to find her backbone a little bit. She was trying so hard to blend into the background and not bring attention to herself from everything she was running from, and you’ll see that as these secrets unfold, you’ll get to see her actually not being scared anymore, to be able to stand up for herself and defend herself.”

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Howard Wise/JPI Studios

Howard Wise/JPI Studios

Sebastian Roche experienced quite a lot of excitement as “General Hospital’s” Jerry Jax, but even his Port Charles stint couldn’t have prepared him for his latest ride: The French/Scottish actor will be starring opposite Liam Neeson in Universal Picture’s latest thriller, “A Walk Among the Tombstones!”

The action-packed flick, set to hit theaters on Friday, September 19, follows a former NYPD detective turned alcoholic and private investigator (Neeson) who helps Yuri Landau (Roche) find his daughter after she’s kidnapped by the mob.

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Monty Brinton/CBS

Monty Brinton/CBS

CBS

CBS

As we first reported back in June, CBS’ “The Price is Right” is gearing up for its second male model search, but this time with a twist. Instead of searching for male model hopefuls solely in and around the Los Angeles area, as they did back in 2012 for the first go around, “Price” has widened its search across America with casting calls in LA, Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas and Spartanburg, S.C., which kicked off the nationwide search on Saturday, August 16. The prize is a week-long spot on the game show hosted by Drew Carey. “Days of our Lives” star Robert Scott Wilson was the winner of the first competition.

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J Graylock/JPI Studios

J Graylock/JPI Studios

“Dallas’” Jesse Metcalfe (Chistopher Ewing) is one lucky man: He had the opportunity of romancing “Desperate Housewives’” Gabi (Eva Longoria), and now he’s in the running to land “2 Broke Girls’” Max (Kat Dennings)!

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The Bold and the Beautiful Mast Head by Soap Opera Network
Jennifer Graylock/JPI Studios

Jennifer Graylock/JPI Studios

CBS’ dramatic series, “The Bold and the Beautiful,” may be getting a shot of comedic relief: Famous funnyman Fred Willard is heading to the sudser for a four-episode arc as the younger brother of Eric Forrester (John McCook)!

According to a B&B rep, Willard’s character — who’s also the father of the show’s new Aussie beauty, Ivy Forrester (Ashleigh Brewer) — is a traveling salesman-inventor/party boy who decides to make a pit stop in Los Angeles to reconnect with his family members. He reports to the set on Wednesday, August 27 to star filming his four-episode arc.

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SABC

SABC

Fans of “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Days of our Lives,” “General Hospital” and “The Young and the Restless” are very vocal online and social media talking about wanting to see more of the veteran characters and actors of their favorite soap after claims that more attention is being given to the new actors and/or characters, but could they handle an entirely new cast of actors and the introduction of new characters all in one fell swoop? That’s what fans of the South African based SABC soap “Generations,” not to be confused with NBC’s “Generations,” will have to get used to. The show has fired its entire cast after they all refused to return to the Johannesburg studio, where the show is filmed, following demands of better pay, reports BBC News.

Somewhat similar in style to “B&B,” which follows the fashion industry, “Generations” centers on a group of men and women working in the advertising industry. As one would expect on American soaps, plenty of romance, murder, suspense, blackmail, lies, drama, and more happens each weekday on “Generations,” which is estimated to have an average daily audience of 7.5 million.

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