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Sunday, May 4, 2014 4:25 PM EDT
Congratulations are in order for Bradford Anderson (ex-Damian Spinelli, "General Hospital") and wife, Kiera, as the couple welcomed their newest bundle of joy on Friday, May 2, just one day after learning Anderson had received his fifth Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

Saturday, May 3, 2014 9:01 PM EDT
"It's the true-life story of young, single women screwing up, falling down, causing a scene, making a mess — and living to tell the tale." No, that is not the description of "Girls," the HBO comedy series created by and starring Lena Dunham. It is actually the basis of "Hot Mess," a web series where seven actresses reenactment real-life situations that at times leaves viewers questioning how one could have ever let something like that happen , but ultimately glad it never happened to them.
As previously reported, Michelle Stafford (ex-Phyllis Summers, "The Young and the Restless") has joined the cast of ABC's "General Hospital" as the not so comatose Nina Clay, Silas' (Michael Easton) until recently thought to be dead wife. With ABC promising fans that the truth surrounding Nina’s mysterious circumstances will reveal itself in the weeks and months to come, as her tangled web of family history starts to unravel, the network is providing viewers with a snippet of Stafford's debut in case they missed it when it aired on Thursday, May 1.
When Bradford Anderson woke up this morning he didn't immediately know that he had received his fifth Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Damian Spinelli on ABC's "General Hospital." How is that even possible, you ask? "I sleep with my phone off," the actor admits. "That's the fun thing about being on the west coast. You generally wake up to the news." He adds, "Just turning on my phone and seeing how many emails and texts I get is generally an indication of a 'yay' or a 'nay.'"
She departed CBS' "The Young and the Restless" last year with her character Phyllis Summers in a coma, and now Michelle Stafford has returned to daytime with a new role on "General Hospital" as the comatose Nina Clay. An ironic character choice for sure, but ABC promises fans that the truth surrounding Nina's mysterious circumstances will reveal itself in the weeks and months to come, as her tangled web of family history starts to unravel. But until then fans are left wondering how the show managed to keep such a reveal so secret and how it all actually came together.
In case you were wondering how the networks and the shows stacked up when nominees for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced this morning, Soap Opera Network has you covered! As previously reported, CBS leads the pack with 61 nominations overall with "The Young and the Restless" in particular leading all shows with 26 nominations. But, how do the other networks and shows stack up?
Real-life friends Brittany Underwood (ex-Langston Wilde, "One Life to Live"; "Hollywood Heights") and Kristen Alderson (Kiki Jerome, "General Hospital") have teamed up with, the new daily deal site for dogs, by lending their name to help support the company's IndieGogo crowd funding campaign set to launch on Thursday, May 1. The website is seeking potential backers to help it operate in similar fashion to deal-of-the-day websites such as Living Social and Groupon with deals focused exclusively on products and services for dog owners.
Get ready for a Port Charles tradition, states a newly released promo for ABC's "General Hospital," which will present the annual Nurses Ball on Thursday, May 8. For the second time in 13 years, the daytime drama series will produce the musical spectacle that seeks to help those living with HIV and AIDS. The event concludes with a crescendo on Tuesday, May 12.
Fans of ABC's "General Hospital" will once again need to make an immediate adjustment to their DVRs as ABC News will interrupt a portion of today's (April 29) episode of the soap opera as they bring viewers live coverage of the controversy surrounding Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, which has been the lead story by most news outlets in recent days. It is understood that the partial preemption coincides with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver addressing the news media about the sports organization's findings following an investigation into racist remarks allegedly made by Sterling. The preemption is expected to take place around 2:00 PM, EST.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:26 PM EDT
It’s been a long time coming, but the date for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards has officially been set: A spokesperson for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences confirms that the ceremony will be taking place on Sunday, June 22 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

Friday, April 18, 2014 11:33 AM EDT
Ratings Report for the Week of April 7-11, 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 4,432,000 (-112,000/-98,000) 2. B&B 3,435,000 (-94,000/+74,000) 3. GH 2,780,000 (-95,000/-91,000) 4. DAYS 2,336,000 (-87,000/-133,000) Households 1. Y&R 3.3/11 (-.1/same) 2. B&B 2.6/9 (same/+.2) 3. GH 2.1/7 (-.1/same) 4. DAYS 1.7/6 (-.1/-.2) Women 18-49 Viewers 1. Y&R 727,000 (-68,000/-124,000) 2. GH 703,000 (+23,000/-18,000) 3. B&B 633,000 (+16,000/-55,000) 4. DAYS 540,000 (-33,000/-36,000) Women 18-49 Rating 1. GH 1.1/8 (same/same) 1. Y&R 1.1/8 (-.1/-.2) <------ ties low 3. B&B 1.0/7 (same/-.1) 4. DAYS 0.8/6 (-.1/-.1) Women 18-34 Viewers 1. GH 180,000 (-58,000/-49,000) 2. Y&R 166,000 (-49,000/-71,000) 3. B&B 162,000 (+9,000/-16,000) 4....
“The Young and the Restless” viewers were recenlty hit with a one-two punch regarding the role of Kelly Andrews: Current portrayer Cynthia Watros was officially announced as stepping out of the role in order to take part in MTV’s new series “Finding Carter,” while Emmy winner Cady McClain (Dixie, “All My Children;” Roseanna, “As the World Turns”) was announced to be stepping into the role of the grieving mother! Soap Opera Network took part in McClain’s very first “Y&R” press conference, and the actress dished on how she landed the exciting role, how she feels about replacing Watros, working with her former Pine Valley co-stars in Genoa City and her experience saying goodbye to “AMC” and Dixie once and for all. Read on for the scoop!