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What You Talkin’ Bout Chrishell (Stause)?

UPDATE POSTED @ 12:49 PM ET: Chrishell Stause has updated her twitter page and noted that she's hearing confirmation on the rumors that we've all been talking about (which rumor is that exactly?). Meanwhile, she denied tweeting the picture of the Easter Eggs as posted by an anti-executive twitter account. Soap Opera Network apologizes for attributing that to Chrishell. So what rumor are we about to learn is true? Tune in to find out! PREVIOUS @ 4:37 AM ET (SoapOperaNetwork.com) --…

‘General Hospital’ Casts Brenda’s REAL Kid?

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- You got to love ABC Daytime for its usage of the word REAL in its on air promos when touting the return of Rebecca Budig as the REAL Greenlee Smythe on "All My Children" back in 2008, but this isn't about Greenlee so let's have none of that. On the networks "General Hospital," viewers have seen Brenda (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) holding onto hope that Lucian (played by cutie pie Elvis Martinez) is her long thought dead son with Alexander Janacek (the never seen son of…

Disney Insider: ‘SOAPnet: We’re Not Done With You Yet’

Could the incompetence of a network executive get any uglier? Why yes, it can! The latest in a series of blunders by Brian Frons, President, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television Group, since the announcement that he has decided to "evolve" ABC Daytime by canceling "All My Children and "One Life to Live" by replacing them with "The Chew" and "The Revolution," while sticking his foot in his mouth in interview (Deadline.com), after interview (Entertainment Weekly), after interview (The Wrap), comes a scathing report by another Disney…

CBS Celebrates Genie Francis on ‘Y&R’ With Photo Shoot

In a rarity for soaps, CBS posted on its Twitter page today your first look at Genie Francis in her newly created role of Genevieve, who looks to be the next villainess on the networks "The Young and the Restless." The image was first posted on on-screen son Daniel Goddard's (Ethan 'Cane' Ashby) Facebook page. From looking at the image (posted at right), the actress' new character is surely nothing like her iconic character, Laura Spencer, from her time on "General Hospital, which is what…

Insider: How ABC Justified Canceling Soaps and Why Hoover Pull Out Won’t Change their Mind

After news broke earlier this evening that Hoover was pulling all of its advertising from the ABC Television Network on the heels of the networks decision to cancel "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," Soap Opera Network got word from a high ranking Disney official, speaking on condition of anonymity, that Hoover's decision would not only not change the networks mind about the cancellations, but that it would only hurt, not help, the soaps in their final months on the air from a financial…

Hoover Becomes First Major Advertiser to Pull Ads from ABC in Wake of Soap Cancellations

People seem to think that boycotting ABC, sending soap to networks headquarters in New York and Los Angeles, etc will get ABC to change their minds about canceling the soaps. Unless you want the FBI on your butt, you will do no such thing. You watched enough soaps over the years to find a more constructive manner in dealing with this. Calling is a waste of time and energy as the network is deleting your messages and changing telephone #'s for their employees as fast as you hit a key stroke on your keyboard (for many,…

Roger Howarth Returns to ‘One Life to Live’ for Sure This Time

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" is finally confirming what Soap Opera Network reported last summer (though due to scheduling conflicts and financials did not happen) that Roger Howarth is returning to the ABC soap this summer, though it isn't clear whether he'll be portraying the role of Todd Manning or the REAL Todd Manning. Despite rumors of "One Life to Live's" pending cancellation, Soap Opera Digest is reporting that Howarth will begin filming scenes on the daytime drama…

ABC Confirms Broderick as ‘AMC’s’ New Head Writer, But Show Not Safe

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As we reported on Saturday, April 2, ABC has now confirmed to Soap Opera Network that Lorraine Broderick has been named head writer of 41-year-old "All My Children." Broderick replaces David Kreizman and Donna Swajeski, whose contracts were not renewed by the network. Unfortunately, Broderick's escalation to the top writing position does not put a stop to rumors of "AMC's" pending cancellation despite reports to the contrary. In fact, in the rarest of instances, ABC…

Brian Frons: The Ball is in Your Court

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- This is not an April Fool's Day joke. After weeks of rumors and more rumors, TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan is now reporting that both "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" are in danger of being canceled by ABC. According to Logan's sources, the decision to cancel both series will be made in the coming days in order to replace them with a talk show and a reality show. Jori Peterson, Vice President, Media Relations, ABC Daytime and SOAPnet, tells Logan that…

Genie Francis Joins Tristan Rogers at ‘The Young and the Restless’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Just when you thought you'd seen the last of Genie Francis on soaps, "The Young and the Restless" wisely stepped in and snapped the actress up for a contract role on the CBS daytime drama series. According to an exclusive report by Entertainment Weekly's Lynette Rice, Francis is set to play mother to Daniel Goddard's Ethan 'Cane' Ashby. As we all remember, Cane "died" in early February after he was savagely murdered. Even so, Goddard recently began…

Susan Lucci Spends April Fool’s Day with Rachael Ray

On Monday, March 28, Susan Lucci visited ABC's "Good Morning America" and spoke with co-host Robin Roberts to discuss her new autobiography, "All My Life," which was released on Tuesday, March 29. In addition to her appearance on "GMA," ABC's "Nightline" aired a taped segment with the actress that same night where Lucci was followed in and around her Long Island home by ABC News correspondent Juju Chang. On the day of her books release, Lucci found time to chat with Lisa…

From Actor to Professor: James Franco to Teach Directing Course at NYU

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- If appearing on ABC's "General Hospital" and co-hosting the Academy Awards wasn't enough, you can now add Professor James Franco to the entertainers list of accomplishments. Franco received his MFA in film production last May after his hard work at New York University, and has now been given the opportunity to teach a third-year course on directing at the universities Tisch School of the Arts. "He's here to teach because he really knows something about directing that…