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Bren Foster Joins ‘Days of our Lives’ in Contract Role

NBC's "Days of our Lives" has cast newcomer Bren Foster in the contract role of Quinn, a character previously known as Fletcher in a recent casting call according to Soap Opera Digest. The character is described as being a "charming businessman with an edge. He can be clean cut or not. He is sexy, mysterious and savvy, has an easy way with the ladies but can be formidable if crossed." The World Tae Kwon Do Champion's first airdate will be in May and he'll share his first scenes with Nadia Bjorlin's Chloe Lane.

Debbi Morgan Contributes to ‘Saving Our Daughters’ Series

(Soap Opera Network) -- "All My Children's" Debbi Morgan gets personal for a very good cause. Curtis J. Benjamin helms the "Saving Our Daughters" book series which features thoughts, stories and letters from renowned and predominantly African-America female psychologists, executives, entertainers, entrepreneurs as well as everyday mothers and in some cases fathers. Self esteem, superiority and inferiority surrounding skin color, and eating disorders are a few subjects touched on in the "Saving Our Daughter" series. "Saving…

Judith Chapman Bumped to Recurring Status

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "The Young and the Restless" has bumped veteran actress Judtih Chapman (Gloria Abbott Bardwell) to recurring status according to published reports. She joins "Y&R" co-stars Sean Kanan (Deacon Sharpe), Ted Shackelford (Jeffrey Bardwell), Thom Bierdz (Phillip Chancellor III) and a number of other daytime actors in the recurring line (for some, they had been recurring since they joined or returned). Chapman joined the cast in 2005 when she replaced "Dallas" and…

‘Y&R’ Looking for Female Detective With Authority

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- CBS' "The Young and the Restless" is looking for a female detective to investigate an unknown case according to a casting call that has just gone out. 30s to 40s, any ethnicity. Athletic, strong presence, lots of authority. 1 Episode at Principal An airdate has not been set, but "Y&R" typically films about a month in advance prior to air. What do you think? Discuss below.The Young and the RestlessCasting Call

‘DAYS’ Casting African American Characters

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- NBC's "Days of our Lives" issues casting calls for 1.5 African American characters, one contract and the other potentially recurring. But why 1.5? On February 16, Soap Opera Digest announced that a casting call had gone out for the contract role of Ryan, a "17 to 18-year-old Caucasian or African American male," which is where the 0.5 comes from. According to the breakdown released, "Ryan is the all-American high school idol. Gorgeous, well-built quarterback of the…

Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo Done and Out?

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In an interview with Access Hollywood Live hosts Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Thursday, March 3, actress Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo made it clear that her time on ABC's "General Hospital" as Brenda Barrett (now Corinthos) will soon come to a close after her contract with the drama series expires. "I came back to honor my roots. These are the people that I grew up with. I haven't been a regular on the show in 13 years. It was like going to an incredible high school…

‘Y&R’ Actor Darius McCrary Launches Debut Album

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "The Young and the Restless" Darius McCrary, who portrays Malcolm Winters not only has acting in his blood, but also music. This spring, the young actor, best known as ‘Eddie Winslow’ from the family-oriented sitcom Family Matters will release his first album, The Dissertation of Darius McCrary. Although many may know McCrary as an actor, he has been performing music for quite some time, even getting together with five other musicians, one being his brother, Donovan, to form…

42nd Annual NAACP Image Award Winners

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- On Friday, March 4, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) announced the winners of the 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards Live on FOX. Find out which of your favorite stars walked away with top honors in the Daytime categories. Since the NAACP Image Awards introduced the categories in 1994, CBS's "The Young and the Restless" has consistently dominated Outstanding Actor and Actress in a Daytime Drama Series. Not including this years Image Award winners, in the…

‘Entertainment Weekly’ Contributor Appears on ‘One Life to Live’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Abby West, editor of Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch blog, made her acting debut today on the long-running ABC soap, "One Life to Live," playing an airport attendant in scenes with Bo (Robert S. Woods) and Rex (John-Paul Lavoisier).  According to West, "Exec producer Frank Valentini, who set this whole little escapade up, was on set and  gave me a little more direction: be sassier." In an article posted earlier this afternoon on the news magazine's website, West describes her day in Llanview…

Become an ABC Soap Star For a Day

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Here's your chance to appear in a scene in your favorite ABC soap -- if the price is right. The network is once again auctioning off walk on roles on "All My Children," "One Life to Live," and "General Hospital," to help raise money for charity as part of the "Grand Finale Celebration" for ABC Daytime & SOAPnet Salute Broadway Cares AIDS fundraising event. The winning bidder for each soap will receive a non-speaking role in one or more scenes, preparation by that show's wardrobe department,…

NAACP Image Awards to Broadcast Daytime Categories Live

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has announced that for the first time in its history, the NAACP Image Awards will honor its daytime drama acting categories during the live annual awards broadcast scheduled for Friday, March 4 at 8/7c on FOX. Since introducing the daytime drama categories in 1994, "The Young and the Restless" had consistently dominated the Outstanding Actor and Actress in a Daytime Drama Series with the exception of…

Sonya Eddy Taken Off Contract at ‘GH’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- It was only a matter of time before word broke that actors from "General Hospital" would begin receiving notice of their contract cycle not being renewed when the soap re-hired Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber) after firing her in late January citing "storyline dictated" reasons. The first cut is with actress Sonya Eddy, who has portrayed the role of Epiphany Johnson on both "GH" and short-lived spin-off "General Hospital: Night Shift" since 2006. The actress…