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With soap stars Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott, "The Young and the Restless"; Kristen DiMera, "Days of our Lives") and Lisa Rinna (ex-Billie Reed, "DAYS"; ex-Taylor McBride, "Melrose Place") currently filming the fifth season of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," it was only a matter of time before a network greenlit a new reality series/docu-series comprised solely of the divas of daytime and primetime soap operas.
If you've ever tuned into NBC's "The Biggest Loser" and wondered what life is like for the contestants following their grueling experience, former "As The World Turns" actress Martha Byrne (ex-Lily Snyder) along with writer Daryn Strauss have come together for a new series that hopes to give you the answers you crave. In "Weight: The Series," Byrne portrays the role of Claire Carlson, a mom who loses 100 pounds on a reality show and then has to contend with the absurd and complicated reactions of her friends and family as she attempts to balance the day to day pressures of staying thin and appearing on reality TV. If the description sounds interesting to you, you might be interested in attending a VIP Soap Party and Advanced Screening of the pilot alongside several of daytime's biggest and brightest stars!
“The Young and the Restless” has cemented its spot as the number one daytime drama for the past 25 years with a record of outstanding decisions, and the sudser’s latest flawless move was the addition of Emmy-winning actress Gina Tognoni, who took over the role of Phyllis Summers (previously portrayed by Michelle Stafford, Nina Clay, “General Hospital”) this year. The Missouri native showed off her serious acting chops as “Guiding Light’s” Dinah Marler and “One Life to Live’s” Kelly Cramer, and now that Phyllis is finally out of her lengthy coma and headed back to Genoa City starting this week, Tognoni will be giving soap fans yet another dose of her powerhouse skills — but this time, as the feisty GC diva “Y&R” fans have loved since she hit the scene back in 1994!
Cape May Stage Equity Theater Company is putting on a production of the Pulitzer Prize winning play “Other Desert Cities” with a super soapy twist: former “Guiding Light” actor Robert Newman (ex-Joshua Lewis; Richard, “Venice”) will be performing in the show, which is being directed by former “Days of our Lives,” “One Life to Live” and “Guiding Light” director Roy Steinberg!
The chemistry between “Days of our Lives’” Hope and Aiden started out as a slow burn, but its since built into an inferno of flames searing through television sets across America. Never one to miss a hot story, Soap Opera Network sat down with portrayers Kristian Alfonso and Daniel Cosgrove, who opened up about the storyline and their real-life professional connection in their first joint interview ever! Read on to get the scoop — which they reveal in between plenty of jokes and laughter!
While his "White Collar" USA Network series gears up for its final swan song, former "Guiding Light" star Matt Bomer (ex-Ben Reade) has signed on for at least one episode of "American Horror Story: Freak Show," reports Entertainment Weekly, who spoke with show creator Ryan Murphy to get the scoop.
For weeks gossip sites and celebrity magazines have been left wondering if former "Guiding Light" star Hayden Panettiere was indeed pregnant after pictures of the "Nashville" actress surfaced with what would appear to be a baby bump. As part of the social phenomenon known as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Panettiere put those pregnancy rumors to rest while challenging her unborn child to take part.
Miss seeing former soap star Jeff Branson on the screen? You’re in luck! The actor, who has portrayed “The Young and the Restless’” Ronan Malloy, “All My Children’s” Jonathan Lavery and “Guiding Light’s” Shayne Lewis, will be appearing on tonight’s episode of TNT’s “Perception!”
As we reported last week, Retro TV will soon begin airing reruns of NBC’s classic soap opera, “The Doctors,” which has created quite a stir for soap opera fans! What are the details of the soaps’ blast from the past? And could the network bring other former soaps like “Guiding Light,” “As the World Turns,” and “Dark Shadows” to the screen? Retro TV’s Vice President of Production, Matthew Golden, spoke with TV journalist Will McKinley about these questions, so check out some excerpts below!
Famous for her red hair, Phyllis Summers on CBS' "The Young and the Restless" is about to get a new face. As previously reported, Gina Tognoni ("Guiding Light," "One Life to Live") is set to take on the role previously portrayed by Michelle Stafford, who is now appearing on ABC's "General Hospital." For fans wondering if Tognoni will be bringing back the fiery red look, the actress recently tweeted a response using an interesting hair quote/factoid.