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There’s no doubt that the Daytime Emmy Awards play a large part of the daytime industry, but just how prevalent is the golden statue when it comes to the every day work lives of the people who make up the genre? Soap Opera Network spoke with performers, writers, producers and more to get their take on how often and how much the Emmys impact their work lives. Does the event and its promised accolades inspire them to work harder? Do they keep the Emmys in mind when filming, writing and performing scenes? And are the Emmy awards really necessary for the industry? There are varying opinions, so read on to find out what some of the genre’s heavy hitters had to say!
It’s been over a month since “The Young and the Restless’” Elizabeth Hendrickson last aired as Chloe Mitchell, and many fans are still getting used to her onscreen absence. But if all goes well, viewers will have the opportunity of seeing the actress on the small screen once more: In a comedy setting! Soap Opera Network caught up with Hendrickson to get the scoop on how life has been since departing the daytime world, and it sounds like the actress is doing everything she can to shed the tears of her acting past and welcome new smiles.
“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!

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!
Forget about the sun, BBQ flames and bikini-clad bodies: The one thing that will be heating up the most this summer is CBS’ “The Young and the Restless.” From shocking secrets, babydaddy drama, rip-roaring returns and more, the CBS sudser is pulling out all of the stops in the weeks to come — and Soap Opera Network spoke with several cast members to get the exciting scoop!
“The Young and the Restless’” Cynthia Watros (ex-Kelly Andrews) departed the soap world for the second time after landing a role on the MTV show “Finding Carter,” and now viewers can see her in action when the new series debuts with a special two-episode premiere tonight!
“The Young and the Restless’” Billy Abbot has seen quite a transformation in recent months. After portrayer Billy Miller decided to walk away from the show in January of this year, former portrayer David Tom was cast in the role. But just a few short months later, it was announced that Tom — who previously played the character from 1999 to 2002 — had been ordered to pack his bags so that daytime newcomer Burgess Jenkins could step into the role. And while it was Miller’s decision to leave the character he’d played since 2008, the same cannot be said for Tom, who was reportedly very surprised to learn he’d been replaced with Jenkins after just four months of being back in the role! So what happened to lead to such a quick casting turnaround? We asked CBS Vice President of Daytime, Angelica McDaniel, who told Soap Opera Network that the recast was not an easy turn of events for anyone involved.
Ratings Report for the Week of June 23-27, 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 4,390,000 (-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 months Women 18-49 Rating 1. Y&R 1.0/7 (same/-.2) <------ ties low (3rd straight...
"The Young and the Restless'" Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren Fenmore) and Beth Maitland (Traci Abbott) strolled the red carpet of the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards together, but that's not all the two had in common for the day! Read on to find out the unexpected way the two stars prepared for the glamorous event!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 4:35 PM EDT
“The Young and the Restless’” Sean Carrigan (Stitch Rayburn) may spend his 9 to 5s surrounded by drama, but what many fans might not know is that the daytime newbie actually moonlights as a comedian! And lucky for his Southern California fans, he’ll soon be appearing on stage to flex his comic muscles!