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John Paschal/JPI Studios

“The Young and the Restless’” Hunter King (Summer Newman) didn’t win this year’s Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actress for nothing: Her storyline has been chock full of exciting ups and downs — and according to the actress, it’s only going to get crazier as the summer continues!

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

Steven Bergman Photography

Ever since it was revealed that Emmy-winning actress Eileen Davidson will be returning to “The Young and the Restless” as Ashley Abbott this September, fans have been chomping at the bit for more details regarding her return — including how the deal, which allows her to also appear on the Sony-owned NBC sudser “Days of our Lives” — came about. Soap Opera Network went straight to the Senior Vice President of CBS Daytime, Angelica McDaniel, to find out!

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CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

If you think you’re one of the biggest fans of the CBS Daytime lineup — including “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “The Young and the Restless,” “The Talk,” “Let’s Make a Deal,” and “The Price Is Right,” then you just might have a chance to win something pretty spectacular: The gift bag the network gave out at its Emmy party!

Chock full of special surprises, the gift bag is up for grabs during CBS’ Fan Appreciate Week. To win, all you have to do is finish the sentence “Ur a CBSDaytime Fan if…” on Twitter with #CBSGiftBag included! For official rules, click here to visit the CBS website. And good luck!


thaaopenghlis_05_4x5From tea for two with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, to fitting Robert Redford for a suit, to stirring up trouble in “Days of our Lives’” Salem as Tony DiMera, “General Hospital’s” Thaao Penghlis (Victor Cassadine) has done it all. So it’s no surprise that he also has the tile of author, having just released a new book titled “Places: The Journey of my Days, My Lives.”

Released today on Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com, his memoir sheds light on the reasons he became an actor — “to fund his unyielding desire for spiritual and exotic travel,” so says the book’s official description — as well as showcases his mix of Greek and Australian heritage against the backdrop of Hollywood. It also includes quite a bit about his early soap opera experience.

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 Jill Johnson/JPI Studio

Jill Johnson/JPI Studio

UPDATE 8:56 AM PST: A rep for “Pretty Little Liars” confirms that Penny will make her debut during the Tuesday, August 26 finale of the show’s current season. 

You may know her from “All My Children,” where she played Julia Santos, “The Bold and the Beautiful,” where she played Samantha Kelly, or “Days of our Lives,” where she played Dr. Liv Norman, but Sydney Penny will soon be known to the (young adult) masses as Leona Vanderwaal on “Pretty Little Liars!”

The actress has been cast in the recurring role on the ABC Family drama, where she’ll work closely with Mona Vanderwall (Janel Parrish) — her onscreen child!

“Lucky me!” the actress tweeted of her new role. “I love my new ‘daughter!’”

A rep for the show was unavailable to confirm Penny’s first airdate, but we’ll update you as soon as we know more!


The Young and the Restless Mast Head by Soap Opera Network
iMDB

iMDB

They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and if “The Young and the Restless’” latest character turns out to be who we think it is, then Genoa City is in trouble!

Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Jason Merritt/Getty Images

The sudser has cast actress Karina Logue to play the part of Helen Copeland — a mystery character who happens to share the same last name as Mariah (Camryn Grimes)! But could it be her mom?! After all, Mariah did tell Sharon (Sharon Case) that her deceased mother’s name was Helen…

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Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

“General Hospital” fans have something to look forward to this fall: Show star William deVry (Julian Jerome) has an upcoming arc on the Hallmark series “Cedar Cove!”

A spokesperson for the show tells Soap Opera Network that the actor will be appearing as the boss of Warren Saget (Brennon Elliott) in a two-part episode titled “Stand & Deliver” that airs on Saturday, September 27 and Saturday, October 4.

Season two of “Cedar Cove,” which also stars Andie MacDowell and Dylan Neal (ex-Dylan Shaw), premieres this Saturday, July 19 at 8/7PM C on Hallmark Channel. For more on the series, check out the show’s official website, or read SON’s original story about its television debut.


Steven Bergman Photography

Steven Bergman Photography

“Days of our Lives’” Eric Martsolf (Brady Black) just took home this year’s Emmy award for Outstanding Supporting Actor, but that’s not all the good news the actor has to celebrate: He’s also found recent success in the world of primetime!

Martsolf will be appearing on TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles” tomorrow night, Tuesday, July 15, as Brad Oskoff, an employee from a wealthy family with a dark secret.

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Sony Pictures Television

Sony Pictures Television

Ratings Report for the Week of June 30 – July 4, 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 4,321,000 (-69,000/-75,000)
2. B&B 3,449,000 (+35,000/+26,000)
3. GH 2,808,000 (-175,000/+476,000)
4. DAYS 2,403,000 (+18,000/-194,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.2/10 (-.1/-.1)
2. B&B 2.5/8 (same/same)
3. GH 2.1/6 (-.1/+.3)
4. DAYS 1.8/6 (same/-.2)

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Charley Gallay/Getty Images

After giving birth last month to her first child – a girl – with husband Shane Aaron, who they named Victoria Milani, “General Hospital’s” Teresa Castillo (Sabrina Santiago) announced on Twitter that she can’t wait to get back to work after being on maternity leave.

18 days till I go back to work and I cannot wait! Miss my GH fam so much,” the actress tweeted yesterday to her followers. 

Castillo isn’t expected to re-appear on screen until at least late-August.