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In 2012, Soap Opera Network published our own version of the annual TV Guide Magazine "TV's Highest Paid Stars" issue. In the time since it was published we've been quite shocked to see how many of you were curious to know how much some of daytime and primetime's biggest and brightest stars of yesteryear have gone on to make with their current work in primetime dramas and comedies, reality shows, and even daytime talk shows. Although we were unable to continue our report in 2013 due to circumstances beyond our control, we thought it would be a great opportunity to continue producing the soap opera edition of one of TV Guide's best selling issues with the release of the 2014 edition.
It's the craze that has swept the nation, social media and Hollywood over the last month as the world seeks to help fight Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," which is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord according to the ALS Association website. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft's Bill Gates and Harpo's Oprah Winfrey have already done it and so have a cruise ship load of daytime soap stars past and present, which now includes real-life best friends Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, "The Young and the Restless") and Chrishell Stause (Jordan, "Days of our Lives"), who were challenged by Egan's mother, Mary. They weren't alone! Also taking part was "Y&R's" newest star, and Stause's real-life boyfriend, Justin Hartley (Adam Newman).
For the week of August 11-15, 2014, NBC's "Days of our Lives" tied for fifth place among all network daytime programming in the Women 18-49 demographic (0.8 rating, 6 share) and tied for first in Women 18-34 (0.5 rating). “Days” earned its highest Women 18-34 rating since the week of July 7-11 (0.5) and equaled its highest Women 18-34 rating in 14 Weeks (since the week of May 5-9 with a 0.6).
If you've been tuning into NBC's "Days of our Lives" recently and were wondering what exactly Will Horton (Guy Wilson) wrote in great detail about the affair between Abbigail Deveraux (Kate Mansi) and EJ DiMera (James Scott), NBC.com has you covered. The official website for the daytime drama series published the full fictional TruVista Magazine article on Wednesday, August 20, which also includes details not revealed on air.
Are you ready for some sin? Sin city that is! On Saturday, September 6, stars from NBC's "Days of our Lives" will meet fans at the Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas where they'll spend time meeting and greeting some of their biggest fans during autograph signing and Q&A sessions.
The soap opera world has been abuzz all morning over the big news that “Smallville” and “Mistresses” star Justin Hartley (ex-Fox Crane, “Passions”) has been cast as “The Young and the Restless’” Adam Newman, and it’s not just fans who are voicing their opinions over the casting announcement: The stars of daytime have taken to social media to share their thoughts on the news, which further lays to rest any hope that former portrayer Michael Muhney will return to the popular role. Read on to see what kind of comments are flying around about Hartley’s new gig — including one from Muhney himself!
Best known for his stints on CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" and NBC's "Days of our Lives," actor Brandon Beemer is set to star in the Hallmark Movie Channel original movie, "Wedding Planner Mystery," which premieres tonight at 9:00 PM ET/8:00 PM CT. The film tells the story of Carnegie Kincaid, a young wedding planner who is framed for a crime and struggles to clear her name as she learns that love does not always arrive in a pretty package. The role of the wedding planner is played by Erica Durance, who is best known for her seven-year stint as Lois Lane on The WB/CW drama series, "Smallville." Beemer plays Holt Walker, a mystery man that may have something to do with the crime Carnegie's being framed for. This, however, does not deter her from falling for Holt.
In conjunction with the new season launch of "Deadly Affairs" starring Susan Lucci ("All My Children," "Devious Maids") on Saturday, August 16 at 10:00 PM ET/9:00 PM CT, Investigation Discovery has announced the return of its daytime soap block hosted by several adored past and present soap stars. The block consists of encore episodes of some of the network's most scandalous series, such as "Wives with Knives," "My Dirty Little Secret," "Scorned: Love Kills" and "Evil Twins." Taking in the soap block as hosts are "General Hospital’s" Lynn Herring and Kin Shriner, "Days of our Lives’" Mary Beth Evans and Wally Kurth, Lamon Archey from "The Young and the Restless," Darnell Williams from "All My Children" and telenovela actress Katie Barberi ("Dona Barbara"). The block kicks off Monday, August 25 with "Sinful Secrets Week."

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on Thursday, August 14, 2014 @ 5:56 PM
Ratings Report for the Week of August 4-8, 2014
With NBC's "Days of our Lives" currently filming 4-5 months ahead of airdate, one has to wonder how the daytime drama series manages to keep storyline and casting secrets under wraps before the world begins chattering. Well one such secret is finally out of the bag. The drama series has cast daytime newcomer Billy Flynn in the contract role of Chad DiMera, who was previously portrayed by Casey Deidrick.

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on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 @ 3:52 PM
The ground-breaking love story between “Days of our Lives’” Sonny (Freddie Smith) and Will (Guy Wilson) has garnered lots of attention for the NBC sudser, and the latest exciting news regarding the popular storyline is that it has landed a coveted spot within The Hollywood Museum!
It may have been released quite some time ago, but fan reaction to Roxanna’s “Unforgotten” music video starring “Days of our Lives” James Scott (EJ DiMera) is still going strong. Soap Opera Network recently re-posted the steamy music video, but if that wasn’t enough for you (and we imagine it wasn’t), then you’ll be happy to hear that Roxanna shared what it was like getting so up close and personal with Scott during the making of the sexy video! Check out her memories below, as told to her close friend and writer, Roxanne Smith, exclusively for SON.

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on Sunday, August 10, 2014 @ 3:57 PM
Ratings Report for the Week of July 28 - August 1, 2014

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