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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!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:24 PM EDT
From 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.”
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!”

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Monday, July 14, 2014 12:37 PM EDT
“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!
There’s no doubt that the Daytime Emmy Awards play a large part of the daytime industry, but just how prevalent is the golden statue when it comes to the every day work lives of the people who make up the genre? Soap Opera Network spoke with performers, writers, producers and more to get their take on how often and how much the Emmys impact their work lives. Does the event and its promised accolades inspire them to work harder? Do they keep the Emmys in mind when filming, writing and performing scenes? And are the Emmy awards really necessary for the industry? There are varying opinions, so read on to find out what some of the genre’s heavy hitters had to say!
“Days of our Lives,” “General Hospital,” “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” are about to get some serious competition: The popular Australian soap opera “Neighbours” is making it’s debut in the United States this month, and to kick off the show’s exciting new journey, pop singer and former “American Idol” judge Paula Abdul is guest-starring!

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 2:38 PM EDT
Ever heard the rumor that working on a soap opera is one of the toughest acting jobs out there? Well, according to some industry insiders like “Days of our Lives'” casting director Marnie Saitta, “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” John McCook (Eric Forrester), “General Hospital’s” Anthony Geary, and “The Young and the Restless’” Max Ehrich (Fenmore Baldwin), daytime gigs are some of the toughest jobs to land — and keep, as well!
Ratings Report for the Week of June 23-27, 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 4,390,000 (-215,000/-166,000) 2. B&B 3,414,000 (-385,000/-80,000) 3. GH 2,983,000 (-41,000/+530,000) 4. DAYS 2,385,000 (+30,000/-280,000) Households 1. Y&R 3.3/10 (same/same) 2. B&B 2.5/8 (-.2/+.1) 3. GH 2.2/7 (same/+.4) 4. DAYS 1.8/5 (same/-.2) Women 18-49 Viewers 1. Y&R 638,000 (-11,000/-156,000) <------ new low * 2. GH 632,000 (+7,000/+56,000) 3. B&B 568,000 (-9,000/-48,000) 4. DAYS 512,000 (-8,000/-83,000) * Previous low: 642,000 (May 26-30, 2014) * 4th new low in the past 3 months Women 18-49 Rating 1. Y&R 1.0/7 (same/-.2) <------ ties low (3rd straight...
Soap Opera Network's coverage of the red carpet at the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards continues, this time with Natalia Livingston, who was supporting three shows: "Tainted Dreams" (on which she plays Liza Park), "General Hospital" (on which she played Emily Bowen-Quartermaine) and "Days of our Lives" (on which she played Taylor Walker).
Red carpet fashion is typically about the ladies, but not when it comes to the men of daytime! Soap Opera Network caught up with quite a few dashing dudes during the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, beginning with "Days of our Lives'" Guy Wilson (Will Horton)!