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Alison Sweeney Welcomes Baby Girl

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 5:21 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Congratulations go out to actress Alison Sweeney who welcomes a new baby girl into her family. At 11:48 PM PT on Monday, Sweeney gave birth to Megan Hope Sanov (not pictured), who weighed in at 6lbs, 7 oz., reports People magazine. This is Sweeney's second child with husband Dave Sanov. They have a 3-year-old son named Ben. "Both mommy and baby – and daddy, too – are doing well," said Carrie Simons, Sweeney's representative, in a…

Top 10 Results: Week of December 29 Edition

Friday, January 9, 2009 5:45 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- ABC's "General Hospital" dominates the first Top 10 chart in two years and 2009 to-date. CBS' "The Young and the Restless" is Top Soap. All soaps receive recognition in voting results."General Hospital" roared to the top of the SON Top 10 charts for the week of December 29, 2008 through January 2, 2009 and claims top billing in the Top Actress, Actor and Couple categories. Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) and Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio) are…

Update to Shiva Rose on ‘Y&R’

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 11:06 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In an update to a story Soap Opera Network first brought to you on Sunday, we have learned a little more about Shiva Rose's appearance on "The Young and the Restless."Rose will be appearing as herself in the episode, not some made up character that the show created for inane reasons. She will be dealing primarily with Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) and Billy (Billy Miller) in the episode.  We have also learned that an old friend of Billy and…

Livingston: New Character, New Emotions

Monday, January 5, 2009 3:03 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "She goes against the grain. With her, if I don't feel like smiling, I don't have to." That's "General Hospital's" Natalia Livingston talking about her new character, Rebecca, to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Richard L. Eldredge in his Peach Buzz column. In the exclusive interview, the actress discusses her new role on "GH" and how different the character is from Emily Bowen-Quartermaine, a role she portrayed on the ABC soap from April 2003…

‘All My Children’ Left Fighting After 39 Years

Monday, January 5 2009 2:31 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- On January 5, 1970, a little town in Pennsylvania rose from beneath Earth's soil and came to be known as Pine Valley. This town has been home to the greatest dame in daytime and the most qualified doctor in his field. Here's a warm welcome to 39 years later for actors Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) and Ray Macdonnell (Dr. Joe Martin).After celebrating 10,000 episodes in November 2008, ABC's "All My Children" is now turning the ripe old age of 39 today.…

NBC Daytime Embraces 11,000 ‘DAYS’

Sunday, January 4, 2009 9:47 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- With 43-years of history and more supercouples currently on air than any other daytime soap opera, "Days of our Lives" is ready to join an elite club with show 11,000.On Wednesday, January 21, a day after President-elect Barack Obama is inaugurated as our nations 43rd President, the little soap that could, "Days of our Lives" will air its 11,000th telecast on NBC. It joins fellow daytime soaps "As The World Turns," "General Hospital" and "Guiding…

The ‘People’ Love ‘As The World Turns’

Sunday, January 4, 2009 4:51 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The people have voted and they want to see "As The World Turns" in Primetime.During the Wednesday, January 7 broadcast of "The 35th Annual People's Choice Awards," make sure to look out for "As The World Turns" during those long commercial breaks. Soap Opera Network has learned that Promotional spots starring actress Terri Colombino (Katie Peretti) will begin airing. This marks a turning point for the drama series, as CBS and many other broadcast…

Being ‘Restless’ Takes ‘Practice’

Sunday, January 4, 2009 4:12 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Actress Shiva Rose is set to guest-star on "The Young and the Restless" later this month.According to sources, the actress and mother of two, is set to appear on the January 21 episode of the CBS drama series during a special get-together that will bring out most of Genoa City's elite. While it is unclear as to what role she will play in the episode, it is understood that she will mainly interact with actors Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe Mitchell),…

Oh Vanessa, Vanessa, the ‘GH’ Jesta!

Saturday, January 3, 2009 8:06 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- She played her cards and brought in the crowds. She is no fool, but she has your attention. Will 2009 bring about the return of one Vanessa Marcil? "General Hospital" better hope so.Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda Barrett), in a recent interview with Soap Opera Weekly magazine's Gabby Winkel, has made it clear that 2009 could be the year that she finally returns to the ABC soap after a six-year absence. Vanessa left the soap after a six-month stint in…

‘OLTL’ Casts Two Roles

Thursday, January 1, 2009 11:35 PM EST | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" casts two new faces to interact with the Llanview High crowd. With Matthew Buchanan's big drug storyline about to kick into high gear, "OLTL" has cast a couple of new characters to interact with troubled teen. The first is Jack Rovello, who will portray Justin, a teen who tempts Matthew to head down a long and dangerous path. After introducing himself to Nora and Bo, Justin makes Matthew an offer he can't refuse. This marks…

Christian LeBlanc is ‘Sex on a Stick’

Thursday, January 1, 2009 10:20 PM EST | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In honor of the first day of the year 2009 and the cold wintery weather outside, Soap Opera Network has decided to launch a new feature on its website in order to heat things up all year long. We bring you "Sex on a Stick" - a feature for the heart. Twice a month or every two weeks, Soap Opera Network will be highlighting some of daytime's sexiest male and female stars whether in steamy locals (LeBlanc, pictured right) or in everyday wear. For…

Salem Says Goodbye to John and Marlena

Thursday, January 1, 2009 8:32 PM EST | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- After NBC slashed its budget and the show was forced to cut the fat, "Days of our Lives'" John and Marlena are set to ride off into the sunset. With the economy a bust and falling ratings across the board at NBC and all of its dayparts, NBC shocked the daytime industry with news that not only has it renewed the 43-year-old "Days of our Lives," but it did so with the intention of cutting the soaps budget by 40%. The network left it up to…