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11 Love Lessons Learned from Watching Soaps

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 1:43 PM EDT
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 2:43 AM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- If you thought you couldn't learn anything about love while watching daytime soap operas, other than "Who's the Daddy?," Beliefnet.com's Hillary Fields has compiled a list of 11 love lessons learned while watching soaps."Soap operas are my big guilty pleasure," said Fields in her report. "Yes, the acting is melodramatic and the storylines are sometimes so over the top they make the plot twists on "Lost" look logical, but still, there's a lot you can learn from daytime dramas."1. Don't Keep Secrets EJ (James Scott,"Days of our Lives") needs to learn that.2. It's OK to Take a Chance on Love Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson, "The Young and the Restless"), you can take a Chance on Chance (John Driscoll).3. Respect Others' Personal Space Annie (Melissa Claire Egan, "All My Children") sure isn't respecting JR's (Jacob Young).4. Don't Make the Same...

Daytime is Strongest in Women 25-54 Demographic

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 12:45 PM EDT
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 3:45 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Aaron Montgomery/JPI(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- While there is heavy emphasis on the all important Women 18-49 demographic, which is how most advertising inventory is sold for the daytime soaps, Soap Opera Network has found that daytime programs including "The View" and both editions of "The Price is Right" are in fact viewed in greater proportions by Women 25-54.(Editor's Note: Ratings data is based on Live+Same Day for the Week of May 24, 2010. Last weeks report was incorrectly labeled for said week, but was in fact for the Week of May 17, 2010).During the Week of May 24, 2010, CBS' "The Young and the Restless" not only dominated in Total Viewers, Households, and Women 18-49, the soap also had a strong hold in Women 25-54 with a 2.1/14 rating or 1.3 million Women 25-54 viewers, which was a loss of 9%...
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 2:30 AM ET by Scotty GorePhoto: Donna Svennevik/ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The former "One Life to Live" starlet makes an appearance on HBO's new series "Boardwalk Empire."  Set in Atlantic City during the Prohibition era of the 1920's, the show is directed by Academy Award winner Martin Scorsese and written by "The Sopranos" Emmy-Award winning scribe Terence Winter.  It is based on the Nelson Johnson book Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City. In the episode, which she taped back in the spring, Brier plays the legendary singer Sophie Tucker.  "I had a blast playing her, and am also planning to put together a stage show of her songbook in NYC and perform it sometime around the time my appearance airs on HBO," she comments on Facebook.    Brier played Marcie McBain on "One Life to Live" from 2002-09, and was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress...

ABC Daytime Goes Country

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 12:00 AM EDT
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 1:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Bob D'Amico/ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Your favorite ABC soap stars are about to invade Nashville for the "2010 CMA Fest."On Friday and Saturday, June 11th and 12th, cast members from "All My Children," "One Life to Live," and "General Hosptial" will converge on the Music City as part of ABC's Summer Block Party.  The actors will sign autographs in Nashville's Walk of Fame Park (located on 4th and 5th Avenues between Broadway and Demonbreun -- situated in between the Downtown Hilton and the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum) at different times between 11:30 am and 5:00 PM CT.According to an ABC press release, those scheduled to attend include Bobbie Eakes (Krystal) from "All My Children;" Melissa Archer (Natalie), Kassie DePaiva (Blair), and Bree Williamson from "One Life to Live;" and Bradford Anderson (Spinelli), Brandon Barash (Johnny), Steve Burton (Jason), Kelly Monaco (Sam), Scott...

Llanview Gossip: June 8 Edition

Monday, June 7, 2010 11:30 PM EDT
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 12:30 AM ET by Scotty GorePhoto: ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The latest buzz for "One Life to Live." Soap Opera Digest reports that John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex) recently signed a new four-year deal with the show. Lavoisier joined the cast in 2002. Sean Ringgold (Shaun) will lend his voice to upcoming new "Smurfs" feature film. He will voice the character of "Bubba." Filming began on March 26th, and a release date has been set for July 29, 2011. "Day one Shooting the Movie " SMURFS" Playing the Role of BUBBA. Very Excited to be working with Hank AZARIA. I think all the kids will get a good laugh. I have to thank all my supportive FaceBook Family who always show love. You have no idea how much your words inspire me to keep pushing Forward. Bless You All," Ringgold comments on his Facebook page. The cast also includes Neil...

OLTL Teasers: Week of June 7 Edition

Monday, June 7, 2010 11:00 PM EDT
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 12:00 AM ET by Scotty GorePhoto: Donna Svennevik/ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Teasers and Episode Titles for the Week of June 7, 2010. ONE LIFE TO LIVE: TeasersMonday: Title Not Available -- Bo and Nora get hitched.  David performs the wedding ceremony.  Danielle breaks Matthew's heart.  Kelly needs David's help.  Rex and Gigi bond. Natalie and Brody make a pact.   Tuesday: Title Not Available -- Rex and Gigi decide to start their relationship from the beginning. Bo and Nora get a special wedding gift from Lindsay.  Brody and Jessica make love, as to John and Natalie.  Reed and Kelly's romantic evening comes to a halt.  Blair and Eli get wild.  Bo and Nora are in love.   Wednesday: Title Not Available -- Aurelia's verbal smackdown about her parenting skills leaves Dorian unnerved.  Ford remains in ICU.  Marty asks Todd to be honest with her.  Charlie tries to comfort Dorian.  Ford's brother...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As the show is getting ready to wrap up the trials and tribulations of its fictional characters in the small town known as Oakdale, CBS' "As The World Turns" is welcoming the return of Rosanna Cabot, so says portrayer Cady McClain who broke the news on her website."Vegas baby! The 'Daytime Emmys' are being held in Las Vegas on June 27th. I will be present to both support Jon and for the tribute to 'As the World Turns,' said McClain. "I am thrilled to have been asked to be a part of the shows final episodes, to be taped at the end of this month."McClain won the 'Daytime Emmy Award' for Outstanding Younger Actress in 1990 for her role as Dixie Cooney on ABC's "All My Children" and again in 2004 in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress for her role of Rosanna on "World Turns.""As The...
Monday, June 7, 2010 at 11:31 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: JPI Studios(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- CBS Soaps in Depth is on a roll as the magazine confirmed on its website that Betsy Franco, real-life mother to actor James Franco, is joining the soap in the coming weeks as psychedelic Franco's mother on ABC's "General Hospital."According to an ABC representative, Betsy is set to appear on the soap "when Spinelli tracks down the eccentric, murder-obsessed artist's mom," beginning with the Friday, July 2 episode. The role is set as short-term.Betsy Franco's appearance comes just two days after son James marks his return to the soap while on his quest to take down Jason Morgan (Steve Burton)."General Hospital" airs Weekdays on ABC. Anytime on ABC.com.General HospitalSteve BurtonJames FrancoBetsy Franco

OLTL Quick Peeks: Week of June 7 Edition

Monday, June 7, 2010 10:00 PM EDT
Photo: ABCMonday, June 7, 2010 at 11:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Quick Peeks for the Week of June 7, 2010. ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Quick PeeksMonday: (Episode #10701) -- Bo and Nora recite their vows; Kelly needs David's help. (Rated: TVPG)Tuesday: (Episode #10702) -- Rex and Gigi start anew; Bo and Nora receive a special wedding gift. (Rated: TVPG S)Wednesday: (Episode #10703) -- Dorian is left all shook up; Charlie tries to comfort Dorian. (Rated: TVPG L)Thursday: (Episode #10704) -- David has an interesting offer for Viki; Dorian and Charie are caught in a compromising situation. (Rated: TV14 L,V)Friday: (Episode #10705) -- John decides the fate of Langston and Markko; Viki has a job for David. (Rated: TV14 L)"One Life to Live" airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.