The onscreen comings and goings in the soap opera industry are enough to make anyone’s head spin, and the behind the scenes business is just as action packed! In fact, three soap stars have recently made bold moves by switching agencies.
Genoa City isn’t the only place that the “The Young and the Restless’” Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren Fenmore) calls home. She also has an abode in Malibu, California — but not for long! According to several sources, including LA Times and ABC News, the actress has placed the 6-bedroom home she shared with former husband Ron Recht on the market.
As much as fans love a good catfight onscreen, yesterday’s social media drama between “Days of our Lives” Jen Lilley (Theresa Donovan) and “General Hospital’s” Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones) proves that real life catfights take the cake!
With her “Today Show” and “The View” gigs behind her, daytime personality Meredith Vieira is embarking on the next step of her career: She’ll be hosting her very own talk show on NBC!
As part of the celebration of the launch of “Tainted Dreams’” new website, the online sudser is hosting a contest in which two lucky fans will be chosen to play extras on the show, which begins filming Monday, July 29 in and around New York City.
Typical rap song lyrics are coming to life for “The Vampire Diaries” star Zach Roerig (ex-Casey Hughes, “As the World Turns;” ex-Hunter Atwood, “One Life to Live”): According to TMZ, the actor is battling a woman named Alanna Turner for sole custody of their shared child!
Broadway star and former soap actress Valarie Pettiford (ex-Sheila Price, “One Life to Live;” ex-Courtney Walker, “Another World”) is about to take a bite out of something new: She’s joined the sixth season of the super popular HBO vampire series “True Blood!”
On the heels of the news that “Guiding Light” alum Grant Aleksander (ex-Phillip Spaulding) and “All My Children” alum Terri Ivens (Simone Torres) have joined the cast of the online drama series “Tainted Dreams” comes news that “General Hospital” alum Natalia Livingston (ex-Emily Bowen-Quartermaine; ex-Taylor Walker, “Days of our Lives”) has also joined the Internet sudser.
Set your DVRs folks, because Susan Lucci (ex-Erika Kane, “All My Children;” Genevieve Delatour, “Devious Maids”) is headed to the daytime talk show, “Katie!”
Port Charles is about to get a new resident in the form of daytime actor William deVry, who took to Facebook to announce that he has joined the sudser in a contract role. “Finally! I just got word I can tell you I just finished my first day of work on ‘General Hospital,’” the actor wrote. “It is a contract role. Very rare these days indeed. And I come to town as the character of Derek Willis.”
Ratings Report for the Week of June 24-28, 2013 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 4,556,000 (+134,000/+13,000) 2. B&B 3,494,000 (+108,000/+156,000) 3. DAYS 2,665,000 (+211,000/+336,000) 4. GH 2,453,000 (+23,000/+176,000) Households 1. Y&R 3.3/10 (+.1/-.1) 2. B&B 2.4/7 (same/-.1) 3. DAYS 2.0/6 (+.1/+.3) 4. GH 1.8/5 (same/+.1)
According to NBC, "Days of our Lives" is up by more than 30% year-to-year in the key sales demos of Women 18-49 (+30%), Women 25-54 (+34%) and Women 18-34 (+42%). The soap is also up 14% year-to-year in total viewers with the soap averaging 2.7 million viewers last week compared to 2.3 million during the same week last year. For the just completed second quarter, "DAYS" ranked 5th among ABC, CBS and NBC in the women 18-49 demo (1.0 ratings, 7 share) and tied for 4th place in women 18-34 (0.7 rating).