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Genie Francis
  • CENTER STAGE: ‘Home & Family’s’ Mark Steines On Soap Operas, Love Scenes and Getting Slammed By Oprah!

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    Courtesy of Mark Steines
    Hallmark’s beloved talk show “Home & Family” has featured so many soap star guests, it’s a wonder it’s not up for Outstanding Drama Series in this year’s Daytime Emmy race. With everyone from “Days of our Lives’” Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans) to the “Young and the Restless’” Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott) and Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) dropping by, it’s pretty much par-for-par with Salem, Port Charles and Genoa City. Though, as former “Entertainment Tonight” personality and current “Home & Family” co-host Mark Steines would tell you, the set is anything but something you’d see on a typical daytime drama.
  • CENTER STAGE: ‘Y&R’s’ Kristoff St. John On His Shocking New Documentary… And Whether or Not Neil Will Make It Down the Aisle!

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    Sean Smith/JPI Studios
    It’s been 23 years since Kristoff St. John stepped into the role of “The Young and the Restless’” Neil Winters, and since that time, the New York native has given countless interviews giving fans a detailed glimpse into the man he is when the cameras aren’t rolling. But despite all of the revealing material, there’s still a large part of St. John’s life that hasn’t been unearthed — until now! The actor has just finished completion of a horrifying documentary film detailing his family’s unsuccessful 1980s quest to find God in India, and Soap Opera Network spoke with him about the groundbreaking film and how the childhood experience shaped him as a human being. Read on to get the scoop as well as a few teases regarding Neil’s life, too!
  • Longtime ‘Y&R’ Castmember Doug Davidson Discusses Soap’s Spectacular 25 Year Streak as TV’s Number One Rated Daytime Drama!

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    Jill Johnson/JPI Studios; Cliff Lipson/CBS (insert)
    The cast and crew of “The Young and the Restless” have a major milestone to smile about: The CBS sudser has officially marked its 25 year anniversary of being the number one rated soap opera on national television! In honor of the very special occasion, Soap Opera Network spoke with longtime castmember Doug Davidson (Paul Williams), who’s been with the show since 1978, to discuss the elements that have gone into keeping “Y&R” in the coveted top-notch position for so long.
  • ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Plot to Carry Over Into ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D.’; ‘Y&R’s’ Michael Graziadei Guest Stars In Pivotal Episode

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    Sony Pictures Television
    Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” hits theaters nationwide on Friday, November 8, and the franchise’s ABC drama, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D.,” is set to feel the film’s repercussions in an all new episode, “The Well,” slated for Tuesday, November 19!
  • More ‘GH’ Stars Celebrate 50 Years of Soap at Paley Center for Media Event

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    As previously reported, tomorrow, April 12, The Paley Center for Media will present a panel discussion with the cast of ABC's "General Hospital" in honor of the soaps 50th anniversary. Also scheduled to join in are executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati.
  • WATCH: ‘General Hospital': The Real Soap Dish

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    Missed the "20/20" special dedicated to ABC's "General Hospital"? ABCNews.com has uploaded the entire thing (broken into segments) for your viewing pleasure! If you prefer watching the entire thing straight through, ABC.com also uploaded the entire episode.
  • Jonathan Jackson Congratulates ‘GH’ on 50 ‘Incredible’ Years

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    On Enation's YouTube page, band member Jonathan Jackson posted a heartfelt message to ABC's "General Hospital" as it celebrates its 50th year on television. The singer and actor, now portraying Avery Barkley on ABC's "Nashville," portrayed the Emmy Award winning role of Lucky Spencer on "GH" from 1993 to 2011 (with breaks in between).
  • ‘Good Morning America’ Delves Into ‘GH’ History

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    ABC’s news program, “Good Morning America” was the latest show to feature a special segment on “General Hospital” in celebration of the sudser’s 50th Anniversary. And the resulting fun is a can’t-miss for die-hard fans!
  • Return Date Set for ‘GH’s’ Lulu!

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    “General Hospital’s” Luke and Laura won’t have to fret about their missing daughter for long: Lulu disappeared and has been off the canvas since Julie Marie Berman last aired on March 22, but now, her new portrayer, Emme Rylan, has announced when she’ll be hitting the screen!
  • BEHIND THE SCENES: #GHonKatie as Couric Takes You Even Closer to Port Charles

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    On the Thursday, April 4 edition of "Katie," Katie Couric takes you behind the scenes of ABC's "General Hospital" as she prepares for her "GH" debut!