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Watkins’ ‘Desperate’ New ‘Life’

Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 10:30 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Tuc Watkins will soon be spending less time in Llanview and more time on Wisteria Lane as the actor has been upgraded to a series regular on "Desperate Housewives."  Watkins, who has been portraying gay lawyer Bob Hunter (alongside Kevin Rahm who plays his partner Lee McDermott) on the primetime sudser on a recurring basis since October 2007, will become a contract member of the cast when the show begins its seventh…

‘The Price is Right’ for ‘Daytime Emmy Awards’

Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 4:49 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Sean Smith/JPI (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In celebration of the "37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," the CBS Television Network will air a "Price is Right" themed edition of the awards telecast to be hosted by Drew Carey. The special episode of "The Price is Right" will include appearances by "The Bold and the Beautiful's" Patrick Duffy and "The Young and the Restless'" Peter Bergman. The episode airs on Friday, June 25 at 11:00 AM ET/10:00 AM PT. According to…

‘Golden’ Legend Rue McClanahan Dies

Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 2:48 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Shelly Doss/JPI (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Hollywood loses another legendary actress as Rue McClanahan, one of the last remaining "Golden Girls" (Betty White being the other) died this morning due to an apparent stroke, her management said. While most may remember the actress as Blanche Devereaux on popular NBC comedy "The Golden Girls" or as Vivian Cavender Harmon in CBS sitcom "Maude," you probably didn't know that she made a name for herself in the early 1970's…

‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ Named Most Popular Soap by Guinness

Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 3:15 AM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: CBS (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Although it is the youngest of the soaps currently on the air, according to Guinness World Records "The Bold and the Beautiful" has already become the most popular with an international daily audience of nearly 35 million people.  Last month, a representative from Guinnesss presented "B&B" Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley Bell with the certificatie at the show's Stage 31 studios at CBS' Television City.  Broadcast in more…

Woods & Smith Provide Commentary for ‘OLTL’

Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 12:05 AM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Heidi Gutman/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- ABC offers fans the latest in a series of online video commentaries for "One Life to Live." First viewers were able tov iew a special episode alongside John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex) and Farah Fath (Gigi), then it was Kristen Alderson (Starr) and Brandon Buddy (Cole). Now they will have the chance to watch Bo and Nora saying "I do" alongside the actors behind the popular characters, Robert S. Woods and Hillary B. Smith. On the…

OLTL: Behind the Scenes of Bo & Nora’s Wedding

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 6:05 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Hillary B. Smith and Robert S. Woods answer your questions and give you a sneak peek at Bo and Nora's second walk down the aisle. In two (so far) short Q & A sessions, the longtime "One Life to Live" castmates discuss the hijinks and accidents that plague the big day, which will play out on screen throughout this week, and into the beginning of the next. You can view the two clips below: [youtube…

SOAPnet to air ‘Sins of the Father’ Marathon on Father’s Day

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 2:32 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Sonny Corinthos of ABC's "General Hospital" (played by Maurice Benard) isn't perfect and SOAPnet knows it, as the network that was recently dropped by the Walt Disney Company in order to debut kids network Disney Junior in 2012, is scheduled to air a four-hour marathon chronicling Sonny's relationship with his newly discovered son, Dante Falconeri (played by Dominic Zamprogna), on Sunday, June 20 from 3-7pm ET/PT. Interestingly enough,…

Tam Takes a Break From ‘Life’

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 2:20 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Jason Tam is taking the summer off from his day job as Markko Rivera on "One Life to Live." According to his website, the 27-year-old Tam, who joined "OLTL" on March 21, 2007, has been "selected to take part in the Public Theatre's Summer Shakespeare Lab, a classical intensive for mid-career actors. He'll be taking a two month hiatus from 'One Life to Live' to accommodate the Lab's rigorous schedule." A last airdate for…

David Hasselhoff is back on ‘The Young and the Restless’

Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 3:17 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: JPI Studios (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- David Hasselhoff is the latest in a series of returns from stars who've left their soap and made it big in other areas of television and movies, as the actor is returning to CBS' "The Young and the Restless" when he reprises his role of Dr. William "Snapper" Foster on the drama series next month. Beginning Tuesday, June 15, look for Hasselhoff to kick off a five episode stint on the show when Snapper returns to Genoa City to take…

SOAPnet Gets Its Wish to Become Young

Friday, May 28, 2010 at 10:15 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: SOAPnet (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The year 2012 isn't just the end of the Mayan calendar, it is the end of an era for soap operas as well. When SOAPnet launched on January 20, 2000, it was always assumed that it would be where many soaps would transition to as the broadcast networks decided that soaps no longer fit their brand. Unfortunately, on May 26, 2010, it was announced that that wouldn't be the case for "All My Children," "Days of our Lives," "General…