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‘Dancing with the’ Queen of Daytime

Monday, August 25, 2008 8:42 AM EST | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Susan Lucci is due to find out the answer to that age old question: Is it more easy to win a snazzy disco ball trophy or a Daytime Emmy? The internet web site Gossip Sauce announced the stars of the new season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," last week. On the morning of Monday, August 25, "Good Morning America" confirmed most of that list with the official announcement of the roster for the seventh season of the popular reality-competition…

Holroyd Plays ‘Dirty’ For ABC

Sunday, August 24, 2008 11:34 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Former "As The World Turns" star, Scott Holroyd, joins the cast of "Dirty Sexy Money." According to Michael Ausiello in his Ausiello Files column, Scott Holroyd, who portrayed Paul Ryan on CBS' "As The World Turns" from 2001-2003, is joining the cast of the ABC primetime soap "Dirty Sexy Money" this fall. Holroyd will play the brother of Kiersten Warren's Ellen Darling. Currently, Ellen's husband, Senator Patrick Darling (played by William…

Sony Produces Best Soap Not on TV

Saturday, August 23, 2008 6:09 AM EST | By Errol Lewis Sony Produces Best Soap Not on TV After firing the writing teams of "Days of our Lives" and "The Young and the Restless" during the infamous Writer's Strike earlier this year, Sony Pictures Television, producer of both soaps, continues to house power struggles behind-the-scenes between executives and writers at the top ranked daytime soap operas. Is it any wonder why fans call the series of events the best drama not on TV? February 2008 will not only go down as the end…

Needed: Various Positions

Friday, August 22, 2008 10:00 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As we approach our 7th year online in October, Soap Opera Network is looking toward the future and has come up with an aggressive plan to "Bringing.Drama.Closer" than ever before to the fans of daytime and prime soap operas. In order to do this, we need individuals who would like to cover the following soap operas and provide visitors with news, previews and interviews with today's biggest and brightest stars: 90210 The Bold and the Beautiful…

Matthew Borlenghi Joins ‘DAYS’

Friday, August 22, 2008 9:14 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Matthew Borlenghi is expected to shake things up next month on the NBC drama series "Days of our Lives," when he joins the cast as the Mayor of Salem. Beginning Thursday, September 18, look for Borlenghi to shock Salem citizens, as his character Mayor Marino, with news that...oh wait, I can't tell you...yet! Just know that you'll definitely be in for a surprise. Borlenghi is best known for playing Brian Bodine, Hayley's (Kelly Ripa) love interest,…

BREAKING NEWS: ‘DAYS’ Gets Another Co-Head Writer

Friday, August 22, 2008 6:27 PM ET | By Xavier Toups (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Gary Tomlin makes his first executive decision. Soap Opera Network has learned that newly appointed "Days Of Our Lives" Executive Producer Gary Tomlin has brought in Christopher Whitesell as Co-Head Writer. Whitesell will serve along side Dena Higley, the show's current Head Writer. This will now be the third time Whitesell has worked as Co-Head Writer for Gary Tomlin. The previous two times were at "Sunset Beach" with Meg Bennett (from late 1997…

Openly Gay Actor Joins ‘Night Shift’

Thursday, August 21, 2008 7:46 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Openly Gay Actor and activist, Chad Allen, 34, is joining the cast of the SOAPnet Original Series, "General Hospital: Night Shift" as a love interest for Dr. Kyle Julian (Adam Grimes). Allen will portray Eric Whitlow , a patient needing a liver transplant who arrives at General Hospital seeking medical attention. He is assisted by Dr. Julian, a gay medical intern, and the two form a romantic relationship as they work together in finding Eric a…

Roscoe Born Out! Last Airdate (almost) Announced

Thursday, August 21, 2008 7:03 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Roscoe Born is out at NBC's "Days of our Lives." As we first reported to you on our message boards earlier this week, Roscoe Born is leaving the soap this fall due to storyline purposes. Born joined the series in May 2008 as Trent Robbins, Max Brady's (Darin Brooks) biological father. A "Days of our Lives" spokeswoman was able to confirm the actors departure and informed Soap Opera Network that "Roscoe will continue to have story well into the…

‘Rock the Soap Cruise’

Thursday, August 21, 2008 10:27 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- What does Bradford, Ricky, Kassie, Jason, Kimberly, Bryan, Van, Rebecca and Bob all have in common? Well, if you saw the image at the right-hand side of this article, you've probably guessed...they are all part of the newest soap cruise, which allows fans the opportunity to get closer to their favorite daytime stars than ever before. For four days and three wonderful nights, fans will get the chance to spend time with their favorite stars from…

Josh Griffith Fired?

Thursday, August 21, 2008 5:15 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "The Young and the Restless" is about to get a new Executive Producer according to published reports, but are those reports accurate? According to TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco in his latest Suds Report column, "Young and Restless" Executive Producer, Josh Griffith, was fired the same day that Ed Scott was replaced by Gary Tomlin as Executive Producer at "Days of our Lives." However, according to a statement released by Sony Pictures…