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Oprah Winfrey Dedicates Upcoming Episode to Daytime Soaps

(SoapOperaNetwork) -- "The Oprah Winfrey Show" is looking for fans of "All My Children," "The Bold and the Beautiful," "Days of our Lives," "General Hospital," "One Life to Live" and "The Young and the Restless" to appear on an upcoming episode devoted to the soap opera genre. The show is also looking for those that were followers of the gone but not forgotten soaps including the more recently canceled "As The World Turns," "Guiding…

Jordana Brewster Lands Lead Role in ‘Dallas’ Pilot for TNT

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Jordana Brewster is heading to the TNT based "Dallas" reboot according to a report by Nellie Andreeva of Deadline.com/TVLine.com. Andreeva reports that Brewster has joined the cast of the new era of "Dallas," the popular primetime soap that lasted from 1978 to 1991, which was order to pilot in late 2010 by TNT. The actress will play the role of Elena, "the the gorgeous daughter of the ranch's cook who is locked into a love triangle with Christopher and John," the…

An Apology to Rebecca Herbst and Her Fans

Two weeks ago ABC's "General Hospital" made the unthinkable decision of firing popular actress Rebecca Herbst after she put in thirteen years of loyal service to the series. Unfortunately, as the General Hospital Editor for Soap Opera Network, I did not report on Herbst's firing nor did I acknowledge anywhere on the website of its occurrence. Meanwhile, during that same week it was announced that Melissa Claire Egan had made the decision to depart "All My Children" and Brittany Underwood had…

‘Bold and the Beautiful’ Fires Lowder; Actor Told in ‘Respectful Way’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- It came as no surprise late last week when word broke that CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" had fired demoted actor Kyle Lowder who portrayed Rick Forrester on the drama series after four years to recurring status. It was a surprise that it took so long. The actor joined "B&B" in January 2007 and while he enjoyed lead actor status on the soap for sometime, his character had become unnecessary and underutilized for more than a year now, so it was in best the interest of…

‘The Sound of a Kiss’ iTunes Cover Released

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As previously reported, ABC's "One Life to Live" is set to release an iTunes exclusive album called "The Sound of a Kiss" with recordings by David Gregory (Ford) and Brittany Underwood (soon-to-be ex-Langston), among others. What we know is that the albums theme is love and it will be released on Tuesday, February 8, which is just in time for Valentine's Day. While details beyond that are scarce at this time, we've been assured, however, that more details on…

A Note from the Editor-in-Chief of Soap Opera Network

On January 30, 2011, Soap Opera Network launched its brand new website. The website, literally re-built from the ground up, now houses the latest news, interviews and all business headlines covering the genre of soap operas. Our goal is to not just cover what's happening in front of the camera for both daytime and primetime soaps, but to also inform our readers of what's happening behind the scenes. That isn't to say the "gossip" aspect of behind the scenes drama, but the business perspective. We…

Larry Carpenter Wins Fourth DGA Award for ‘One Life to Live’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Last night at the 63rd Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Los Angeles, veteran "One Life to Live" director Larry Carpenter won his fourth Director's Guild Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievment in Daytime Serials for his work on the ABC daytime drama series in 2010. He won for "Episode #10,687" or commonly known as " 'Starr X'd Lovers: The Musical, Part Two, " which aired on May 17, 2010. Carpenter previously…

Starz Drops Actors Vying for ‘Spartacus’ Role

Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 9:15 PM ET by Errol Lewis Aiden Turner Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As previously reported, Aiden Turner, Stephen Amell and Liam McIntyre were up for the role of Spartacus in the Starz original series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" after series star Andy Whitfield was unable to return to work on the shows second season when he learned his cancer had returned. Now Deadline.com is reporting that neither of the actors vying for the part got the…

Aiden Turner in Running for ‘Spartacus’ Role

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 6:07 PM ET by Errol Lewis Aiden Turner Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Two months after it was announced that Andy Whitfield was unable to return to work on a new season of "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" after he learned that his cancer had returned, Deadline.com is reporting that Starz Entertainment has narrowed their search for a replacement down to three actors - one of whom includes "All My Children" alum Aiden…

Brandon Buddy and Jason Tam Last Airdates Set

Monday, October 25, 2010 at 1:53 PM ET by Errol Lewis and Scotty Gore Brandon Buddy and Jason Tam Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As previously reported, Brandon Buddy is leaving ABC's "One Life to Live" and has already finished taping according to setside sources. Now Soap Opera Network has learned when you can last expect to see the actor in Llanview along with on-screen best friend Jason Tam, who plays Markko Rivera. After his fate is decided by a judge on the Wednesday, November 10…