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on Saturday, December 27, 2014 @ 5:05 PM
When it looked like "General Hospital's" Sonny Corinthos would finally be paying for his crimes as he was set to serve some serious jail time for the murder of AJ Quartermaine, it looks like he'll soon be released after time served with word that actor Maurice Benard has signed a new deal with the daytime drama series.
DIRECTV and The Walt Disney Company gave subscribers of the top satellite provider an early Christmas present with word that the two companies have reached a new multi-year deal that'll provide high quality entertainment to millions of viewers via DIRECTV Everywhere and Authenticated WATCH Services. The deal with DIRECTV concludes Disney's negotiations with the top ten pay-TV providers.
In a posting on his Facebook page last week, former "Desperate Housewives" and "One Life to Live" star Tuc Watkins commented on his perception of gay stereotypes as shown on ABC's "Modern Family" each week. The actor's comments soon got picked up by the Greg in Hollywood blog, which got the attention of "Modern Family" actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who plays one half of the popular gay couple on the sitcom.
On Sunday, December 14, "The Young and the Restless'" Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) took to Twitter to announce that she had been "incapacitated" with a serious reaction to a medication she had been prescribed for a sinus infection. As a result of taking the medication, Scott said she returned to work after six weeks of "misery, a brief hospital stay, and have turned to alternative remedies, as the medical community had nothing to offer me." On Monday, December 22, Scott posted an in depth essay titled "Prescription for Madness," which details the ordeal the actress said began on November 13.
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As it prepares to close out 2014, which included the series enders of such noteworthy programming as "True Blood," "The Newsroom" and "Empire," HBO has released its annual year-ender video that teases what's to come in 2015 to the premium cable network.
Brandon Stoddard, the former president of entertainment and director of daytime programming at ABC, who is best known for spearheading the launches of such series, specials and miniseries as "All My Children," "Roseanne," "Roots," "ABC Afterschool Specials," "Moonlighting" and "Thirtysomething," among many others, died today at his home in Bel-Air after a long battle with cancer. He was 77 years old.
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Tuesday, January 6 is the day fans of OWN's Tyler Perry's "The Haves and the Have Nots" have been waiting for: the much anticipated third season of the popular drama series premieres with all new episodes. In clips released by OWN highlighting the new season, the primetime soap promises that being bad never felt so good.

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on Sunday, December 21, 2014 @ 11:51 PM
Best known for helming CBS' "Love of Life" for nearly three decades, veteran daytime director Larry Auerbach died on Saturday, December 20 in La Jolla, California from complications of glioblastoma. He was 91 years old.

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on Sunday, December 21, 2014 @ 10:58 PM
Late last month we released a new layout of our website that was to allow us to present our content in manner we've been working towards for some time. Unfortunately, the design came with some issues that needed to be cleaned up. That cleanup left the site virtually silent news and interview wise. That's now over.
While the network originally planned to air a repeat episode, as a result of the Friday, December 19 presidential address by President Barack Obama, ABC will now air an original episode of "General Hospital" on Christmas Eve, December 24.
Now through Wednesday, December 24, viewers of CBS' "The Price is Right" can enter for a chance to win a Monogrammed Bathrobe from Linum Home Textiles courtesy of the popular game show.
Since leaving NBC's "Days of our Lives" earlier this year, actor James Scott (ex-EJ DiMera) reteamed with singer Roxanna for her music video "Here with Me," following their 2012 collaboration, "Unforgotten," and now the actor is one of several cast members in Audible's free 1 hour and 13 minute long audio dramatization that vividly imagines and reenacts the famous, impromptu World War I Christmas Eve truce declared by rank-and-file British and German soldiers in 1914. The release commemorates the 100th anniversary of said truce.

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on Thursday, December 18, 2014 @ 6:15 PM
Ratings Report for the Week of December 8-12, 2014
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