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As previously reported, the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards were announced earlier today on "Good Morning America." While not all categories were released during the ABC broadcast, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has since revealed that CBS leads all broadcast and cable networks with a total of 50 nominations in multiple categories with PBS in second place with 44 and ABC third with 38.
After months of anticipation, The National Academy of Television, Arts & Sciences has announced the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award nominations! So without further adieu, let’s get down to the list, which features some of your absolute very favorites in the running for the coveted golden statue!
It’s been nearly two years since Erin Chambers last appeared as “General Hospital’s” Siobhan McKenna, and it looks like the actress (who also played “Days of our Lives” Lacey Hansen) is headed back to soap, this time on “The Young and the Restless”!

Martha Madison Expecting Baby Girl

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013 1:41 PM EDT
Considering that Martha Madison (Marly Nelson-Foster, “The Bay,” ex-Belle Black, “Days of Our Lives,” ex-Elizabeth Webber, “General Hospital) married her husband, AJ Gilbert, back in 2007, the couple has no doubt heard the phrase, “So, when are you having kids?” a few thousand times. And now the pair has an answer!
In a new posting on his Facebook page, Michael Easton (ex-John McBain, "One Life to Live" and "General Hospital") says, "SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS...to my family of friends in their new venture. I know you're going to be a big hit..." The actors comments are understood to be in reference to the re-launches of both "OLTL" and "All My Children," which premiere today on Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes.
According to a report in The New York Times, highlighting tomorrow's launch of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" via Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes, the gold standard publication revealed that Prospect Park, the company behind the new "AMC" and "OLTL," also holds the licensing rights to "General Hospital" in the event ABC decides to cancel the soap too!
When "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" debut with brand new episodes on Monday, April 29 on Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes, they will have the full support of CBS Daytime. Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, CBS Daytime, wishes Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz, whose Prospect Park licensed the two soaps from ABC in 2011, nothing but the best. She relays via Soap Opera Network, "Congratulations and best of luck on the success. Your success is our success and vice versa. And it’s just a thrilling new experience and I look forward to seeing where the journey takes you."

Maura West Heads to ‘General Hospital’

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Friday, April 26, 2013 6:40 PM EDT
An ABC representative has confirmed to Soap Opera Network that Maura West (ex-Carly Snyder, "As The World Turns"; ex-Diane Jenkins, "The Young and the Restless") is joining the cast of "General Hospital" as Ava Jerome. West is scheduled to debut during the week of May 6, which promises viewers will see "tons of exciting things happening that week."
The behind-the-scenes drama that’s been brewing since Prospect Park filed a lawsuit against ABC on April 18 is about to get even soapier! According to a story in The Hollywood Reporter, Prospect Park producers wished to buy ad space for the revived “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” during broadcast soaps (“General Hospital,” “Days of our Lives,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” and “The Young and the Restless”), but CBS and NBC allegedly refused to help promote the competition — and in light of the $25 million lawsuit Prospect Park launched against ABC, the alphabet network won’t be running spots for the show, either!