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‘GH’s Thaao Penghlis Releases Book

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.”
After giving birth last month to her first child – a girl – with husband Shane Aaron, who they named Victoria Milani, "General Hospital's" Teresa Castillo (Sabrina Santiago) announced on Twitter that she can't wait to get back to work after being on maternity leave.
First aired earlier this week during the final segment of Tuesday's "Good Morning America," ABC is touting a summer of good times and good news on "General Hospital" with the return of Robin Scorpio (Kimberly McCullough), the potential relationship of Nathan West (Ryan Paevey) and Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms), the possible romantic reunions of Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Carly Jacks (Laura Wright) and Silas Clay (Michael Easton) and Nina Clay (Michelle Stafford), which might not be a problem with Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson) and Sam Morgan (Kelly Monaco) growing ever closer.
“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!

DETAILS: Soap Opera Casting Secrets Revealed!

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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, 2014NOTE: 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 monthsWomen 18-49 Rating 1. Y&R 1.0/7 (same/-.2) <------ ties low (3rd straight week) 1. GH 1.0/6 (same/+.1) 3. B&B 0.9/6 (same/-.1) 4. DAYS 0.8/5 (same/-.1)Women 18-34 Viewers 1. GH 227,000 (+30,000/+58,000) 2. B&B 143,000 (-2,000/-20,000) 3. Y&R 141,000 (-19,000/-62,000) 4. DAYS 128,000 (+12,000/-37,000)Women 18-34 Rating 1. GH 0.7 (+.1/+.2) 2. B&B 0.4 (same/-.1) 2. DAYS 0.4 (+.1/-.1) 2. Y&R 0.4 (-.1/-.2) <------ new low ** Previous low: 0.5 (June 16-20, 2014)Women 25-54 Viewers 1....