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April 2014

Funny or Die Spoofs Martha Byrne

From being confused with "All My Children's" Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane) to herself jokingly confusing co-star Dermot Mulroney with Dylan McDermott, former "As The World Turns" actress Martha Byrne (ex-Lily Snyder) took part in a Funny or Die spoof interview intended to promote her upcoming appearance on NBC's "Crisis," which tells the shocking fictional story of an ambushed Washington D.C. school bus carrying some of the nation’s most important people’s children. Byrne will play the recurring role of Marie Wirth, a mother…

Corday Productions Launching NetSoaps/Net Novelas, A New Interactive Soap Venture with All Screens Media

While Prospect Park's The OnLine Network (TOLN) failed to re-launch "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" to a brand new audience via the internet last year, Corday Productions, which produces NBC's "Days of our Lives," has joined with All Screens Media, an international interactive digital media company founded by former Comcast digital media executive Peter Heumiller, to form a new online network dedicated to the soap opera and telenovela format. Per Variety, the production entities have joined together to form NetSoaps…

Meet Daniel Goddard and Tour the ‘Y&R’ Set!

If you’ve ever dreamed of meeting “The Young and the Restless’” heartthrob, Daniel Goddard (Cane Ashby), or touring the set of the Los Angeles-based sudser, you’re in luck: Charity Buzz is currently holding an auction for both experiences!

FIRST LOOK: ‘Y&R’s’ Melody Thomas Scott In ‘The Crazy Ones’

“The Young and the Restless’” Melody Thomas Scott just celebrated her 35th anniversary playing Nikki Newman, and what better way to kick off her 36th year than with a stellar guest-gig playing a character who has a boozy past that dang near rivals her Genoa City alter ego’s? As we previously reported, the actress is doing just that: She's headed to CBS’s sitcom “The Crazy Ones” later this month, and guess what? Soap Opera Network is bringing you the first look at Scott in her exciting primetime role!

RATINGS: CBS Daytime Showing Massive Growth During First Quarter 2014; Best Viewership Average Since 2005

During first quarter 2014, CBS' full daytime lineup was up 13% compared to first quarter 2013, per Nielsen Media Research data. Additionally, "The Talk" and "Let's Make a Deal" delivered their largest-ever first quarter in total viewers and key women. Meanwhile, "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful" delivered their largest audiences since first quarter 2008, with "Y&R" averaging 5.51 million viewers, up 11% from last year, and "B&B" averaging 4.02 million viewers, up 10% from last year. "The…

Melody Thomas Scott Says Tabloid Story Claiming She Called Susan Lucci to Slam ‘Y&R’s’ EP Is ‘Utterly Ridiculous!’

Melody Thomas Scott’s name has been making the rounds for a variety of things lately, but there’s one story in particular that the portrayer of the “The Young and the Restless’” Nikki Newman wants to set straight: The April 7 edition Globe article that claims she called Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane, “All My Children”) to trash talk the sudser’s executive producer, Jill Farren Phelps!

WATCH: Scott Evans and Chris Evans Recall Craziest Childhood Memories

“Oh, brother!” is an apt description for last night’s episode of “The Tonight Show,” in which former “One Life to Live” star Scott Evans (ex-Oliver Fish) and his older bro, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” star Chris Evans, shared some of their most hilarious childhood memories. The two played “The Sibling-wed Game” — a brother-oriented version of “The Newlywed” game — where each tried their best to guess the funniest, most over-the-top moments from their childhood. And boy, oh boy, do the siblings have some insanely…

Tracey E. Bregman To Be Honored by Ride of Fame

“The Young and the Restless” fans know that Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren Fenmore) is pretty spectacular, and it seems that Ride of Fame — a continuing series of mobile monuments dedicated to public figures highlighting New York City with their lifetime and/or special celebrated endeavors — knows it, too!

Former ‘AMC’ Star Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

There must be something in the water, because former soap stars just can’t seem to stay out of trouble these days! First there was word that Crystal Hunt (ex-Stacy Morasco, “One Life to Live;” ex-Lizzie Spaulding, “Guiding Light”) was charged with felony assault for allegedly smashing a glass in a woman’s face, then came news that Aiden Turner (ex-Aidan Devane, “All My Children”) was charged with domestic violence after allegedly throwing a remote control at his girlfriend, and now comes word that Colin Egglesfield…

‘B&B’s’ Headwriter Says Deacon’s Return Will Be ‘Trouble!’

“General Hospital’s” A.J. Quartermaine has officially bought the farm, and we’ll soon be seeing his portrayer, Sean Kanan, back on “The Bold and the Beautiful.” The actor reprises his role as the love-to-hate-him Deacon Sharpe on Friday, June 13 — and the sudser’s headwriter, Bradley P. Bell, says it’s going to be one hellraising return!