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Celebrate ‘The Hollywood Christmas Parade’ with Daytime Stars

The daytime soaps celebrate “The 87th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Featuring Marine Toys for Tots,” airing tonight, Dec. 14 on The CW.

Stars of ‘DAYS’ and ‘GH’ in #FiveTooMany Campaign (VIDEO)

Several daytime stars, including “Days of our Lives” actors Jen Lilley (Theresa Donovan) and Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera), “General Hospital” actors Ian Buchanan (Duke Lavery) and Finola Hughes (Anna Devane), along with former “DAYS” and “All My Children” actress Chrishell Stause, have banded together in a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) to help raise awareness to the Childhelp #FiveTooMany Campaign during National Child Abuse Prevention Month (April).

Should ‘General Hospital’ Kill Off Duke Lavery?

When news first hit the web in August 2012 of Duke Lavery being very much alive on ABC’s “General Hospital,” it not only became a trending topic in the United States on Twitter, but also worldwide. Nearly three years later, it looks like the character will be heading back to the grave as portrayer Ian Buchanan is said to have recently learned that the writers have plans to off the character once more. It would be a huge mistake on their part as it would defeat the entire purpose of resurrecting the character in the first place.

LET’S DISCUSS: This Week in Digest’s ‘Stuff We Know (And Shouldn’t Tell You)’

Although I must admit that I may not always know the answers to their blind items right off the bat, I’ve long found myself fascinated with Soap Opera Digest‘s “Stuff We Know (And Shouldn’t Tell You)” mini-section. Why you ask? Because it’s no fun to be told something in print and not have anyone to talk about it with! What about you? Want to take a gander about who/what the blind items are all about this week?

Nancy Lee Grahn Hosted ‘GH Now’ Gets Premiere Date

The wait is almost over for the premiere of the new ABC.com original series, “GH Now,” hosted by “General Hospital’s” Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis). The series, which brings fans closer to their favorite Port Charles denizens than ever before, is set to premiere on ABC.com and the WATCH ABC app on Monday, January 12 with the first three of six episodes, reports TVLine.

Nancy Lee Grahn Hosted ‘General Hospital Now’ Hits ABC.com Beginning January 2015

It’s “General Hospital” like you’ve never seen before when Nancy Lee Grahn, who plays Alexis Davis on the soap, takes viewers behind the scenes of daytime’s most dynamic soap opera via her new ABC.com series, “General Hospital Now,” which the actress had been teasing on social media for several weeks.

Soap Stars ‘Dream Loud’ for Campaign To Bring Music and the Arts Back Into Schools

With photography by Brad Everett Young, several of daytime’s hottest young stars including “General Hospital’s” Kristen Alderson (Kiki), Chad Duell (Michael), Ryan Carnes (Lucas), Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix) and Ian Buchanan (Duke), “Days of our Lives'” Brendan Coughlin (T), Allison Paige (Bev), Guy Wilson (Will), Jen Lilley (Theresa), Billy Flynn (Chad), Casey Moss (JJ) and Kevin Riggin (Rory), and “The Young and the Restless'” Camryn Grimes (Mariah), along with stars from “Baby Daddy” (Derek Theleer), “Teen Wolf” (Stephen Lunsford) and “Power Rangers,” have taken part in the Dream Loud campaign that hopes to bring music and the arts programs back into schools. “Port Charles” alum Brian Gaskill is also featured in the campaign, among countless others.

SNEAK PEEK: The 2014 ‘General Hospital’ Nurses Ball

Beginning Thursday, May 8 and running through Tuesday, May 13, ABC’s “General Hospital” will present the 2014 Nurses Ball sponsored by Yoplait Greek Yogurt. ABC.com recently published photos on its website providing viewers with a sneak peek at the event as well as some behind the scenes shots.

‘GH’ Stars Live Tweet in Celebration of Show’s 13,000th Episode!

Today marks “General Hospital’s” 13,000th episode, and in honor of the very special event, several of the sudser’s stars are taking to Twitter to chat live with fans!

William deVry On ‘GH’s’ Success: ‘It’s Survival of the Fittest!’

There have been a slew of stories celebrating soap operas’ recent turnaround in the ratings game as of late, but it’s an unexpected trend worth repeating: Soaps are back, baby! And “General Hospital,” which was marching toward an ABC death similar to “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” is doing particularly well. Soap Opera Network sat down with the sudser’s very own William DeVry (Julian Jerome), who discussed some particulars of why “GH” is on such an upswing. And while he was at it, he revealed some details on what’s to come in Julian’s life, as well!

Michelle Stafford Goes Behind The Scenes of ‘The Stafford Project’; Plus Watch Every Season One Episode

Ever wonder what it all took to make “The Stafford Project” come together? In a new behind the scenes video, creator Michelle Stafford (ex-Phyllis Summers, “The Young and the Restless”) informs fans of the hit web series that it all came about from a script in her head, how co-creators Paige Dorian and Paige Long helped evolve the idea from her head to the screen, and much more. Plus, if you haven’t been exposed to the series until now, we’ve got every episode available for your viewing pleasure!

‘Old Dogs & New Tricks’ Now on DVD and Hulu

Earlier this year, Soap Opera Network covered the antics of the webseries, “Old Dogs & New Tricks.” In light of its recent release on DVD and availability on Hulu, we thought you’d like to catch up with all the fun that features soap stars Thom Bierdz (ex-Phillip Chancellor, “The Young and the Restless”) and Ian Buchanan (Duke Lavery, “General Hospital”).

Daytime Community Responds to Jeanne Cooper’s Death

News that “The Young and the Restless’” Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) passed away this morning has rocked the entertainment community, and the beloved actress’ colleagues have responded with an outpour of memories, loving words and final farewells via Twitter. Soap Opera Network has rounded up all of the sentiments written so far, which include kind words from her “Y&R” co-stars and beyond.

‘The Real Soap Dish’ Promo Celebrating 50 Years of ‘General Hospital’ on ’20/20′

On Saturday, April 6, ABC News’ “20/20” takes a behind the scenes look at ABC’s “General Hospital” as the soap celebrates 50 years on television.

‘General Hospital’ on ‘Katie’; Hughes and Thompson Seek $100,000 Prize on ‘Millionaire’ + Surprise Guests

As “General Hospital’s” 50th anniversary celebration kicks into high gear this week with a very special episode airing Tuesday, April 2 (episode was originally scheduled to air on Monday, April 1 as the 50th anniversary celebratory episode), fans will have no chance of avoiding the cast of the series as they grace your TV screens in more ways than one. In addition to the upcoming Special Edition of “20/20″ with Katie Couric,” wherein ABC News will feature “General Hospital” in a “Real Soap Dish” episode airing Saturday, April 6 from 9:00 – 10:00 PM ET on ABC, the daytime talk show newbie will host the series in a special edition of “Katie” airing on Thursday, April 4. Stars scheduled to appear in the episode include Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer), Genie Francis (Laura Spencer), Kin Shriner (Scott Baldwin), Finola Hughes (Anna Devanne), and Kelly Monaco, with a special performance by Rick Springfield (Noah Drake).

FIRST LOOK: The Men and Women of the Nurses Ball

On Monday, April 1, ABC’s “General Hospital” turns 50! In honor of the event, fans have been anticipating the return of one of the shows grandest events…the Nurses Ball. While things don’t kick into high gear for the event until the Friday, April 5 episode, we at Soap Opera Network wanted to make sure you got a glimpse of some of your favorite actors before their characters start singing, dancing, and throwing punches.