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Christine Baranski (ex-Jewell) is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series Diane Lockhart in CBS' "The Good Wife" and for Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series as Dr. Beverly Hofstadter on CBS' "The Big Bang Theory." The 2015 Primetime Emmys air Sunday, September 20 on FOX!

Finn Wittrock (ex-Damon) was nominated for a 2015 Primetime Emmy Award as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie as Dandy Mott in "American Horror Story: Freak Show!" The 2015 Primetime Emmys air Sunday, September 20 on FOX!

Susan Lucci (Erica, AMC) will be honored with a Disney Legend Award at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 14, in Hall D23 at the Anaheim Convention Center. She'll receive a bronze Disney Legends sculpture and will participate in a handprint ceremony at the end of the event. Her bronzed prints will be displayed in the Disney Legends Plaza at the company's Burbank headquarters. For more info. on D23 Expo 2015 and how to purchase tickets for the Disney Legend ceremony, visit D23EXPO.com!

View a video chat from July 14, 2015, with Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Y&R; ex-Annie, AMC) & Justin Hartley (Adam, Y&R; ex-Nicholas, Passions).

Amanda Seyfried (ex-Joni) appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers 6/16
Amanda Seyfried Does Not Want to Be in Superhero Movies
Seyfried wouldn’t be caught dead in a superhero costume.
Amanda Seyfried Knows You're Talking About Her
She can see you whispering about her on the street, and she doesn't appreciate it.

Lonnie Quinn (ex-Will) and his wife Sharon had a baby girl, Savannah, on June 3. He is now a weather anchor on WCBS-TV in New York City.

Jennifer Bassey (ex-Marian), 72, was removed from a Delta flight traveling from New York City to Indianapolis after a verbal dispute with a flight attendant on June 3, 2015. She was not arrested, as police found no evidence of assault.

Anne Meara (ex-Peggy Moody) passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at 85.

Brian Gaskill (ex-Bobby) wrote a play that will be performed on Friday, June 19, 2015, at the TinyRhino theater company, 1018 S. Santa Fe Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90021. Click here for more info.

In the 5/4/15 issue of Soap Opera Digest, Cameron Mathison (ex-Ryan) and Allison Sweeney (ex-Sami, DOOL) discuss their new Hallmark movie in an interview.

Richard Lawson (ex-Lucas Barnes, AMC, 1992-94) wed designer Tina Knowles, mom of music superstars Beyonce and Solange Knowles, on April 12, 2015, in California.

Check out a very young Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH; ex-Nico, AMC) in an '80s music video as a member of a street gang.

It's rumored that Ian Buchanan (ex-Greg) is leaving GH soon, according to the April 20 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Stephanie Gatschet (ex-Tammy, GL; ex-Madison, AMC) had a daughter, Vela, on Saturday, March 28, with pro sailing racer Willem Van Waay. See photos here!

Watch Sarah Michelle Gellar (ex-Kendall) as Cinderella in Princess Rap Battle

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Read about Keith Hamilton Cobb's show! Link

Denise Vasi (ex-Randi) and music video director Anthony Mandler married on October 12, 2013, in California. On February 2, 2015, they had a baby girl named Lennox Mae.

Shortly after his 36th birthday, James Scott (EJ, Days; ex-Ethan, AMC) married Kaitlin Robinson on January 26, 2015, with author, psychic, and hypnotherapist Tara Sutphen officiating.

Susan Lucci (ex-Erica) is featured in an interview in the February/March 2015 issue of Living Without's Gluten Free and More. The actress eats healthy fare and avoids fried food, gluten, and dairy.

Matt Bomer (ex-Ian) won a Golden Globe Award in January 2015 for Best Supporting Actor in "The Normal Heart," as well as the 2015 People's Choice Award for "Favorite Cable TV Actor"! Congratulations!

James Scott (EJ, Days; ex-Ethan, AMC) can be seen in the ultra erotic music video for "Unforgotten," a tune from Roxanna's album, Exotica, which was released in July 2014. In November, the prequel "Here With Me" from the sale album was released on iTunes, Amazon, HMV, and Barnes & Noble.

Take the new AMC Quiz by Patti G

Finn Wittrock (ex-Damon) married Sarah Roberts on October 18, 2014, in Glendale, CA.

Rebecca Budig (ex-Greenlee) and husband Michael Benson welcomed their first child, daughter Charlotte Jo, on September 8, 2014. See pic here.

Listen to the 8/7/14 Soap Nation Live with Michael Fairman and guest co-host Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GH) as they were joined by guests Finola Hughes (Anna, GH & GH: Night Shift; ex-Alex, AMC; ex-Helena, Sunset Beach), Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma), Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, Y&R; ex-Kelly, OLTL; ex-Dinah, GL), Galen Gering (Rafe, Days), & Minae Noji (ex-Kelly, GH & GH: Night Shift) plus a moving special message and interview by Michael Sutton (ex-Stone).

Charles Keating, who won an Emmy for his portrayal of villain Carl Hutchins in 1966, died at 72 on August 9, 2014. He also played James Ritchfield on PC, Niles Mason on ATWT, and Damon Lazarre on AMC.

Susan Lucci and husband Helmut Huber have put their oceanfront Hamptons mansion on the market for $20 million. Check out the listing and all photos here!

Jesse McCartney (ex-JR Chandler, AMC) released his new album "In Technicolor" in July 2014.

Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Y&R; ex-Annie, AMC) married Matt Katrosor on Saturday, July 26, 2014, and tweeted a photo of the beautiful ocean-front ceremony in CA: "Best. Day. Ever."​

Christine Baranski (ex-Jewel, AMC; ex-Beverly, AW) was nominated for a 2014 Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Diane Lockhart on "The Good Wife."

Matt Bomer (ex-Ben Reade, GL; ex-Ian Kipling, AMC) is nominated for a 2014 Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for playing Felix Turner in "The Normal Heart."

The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony hosted by Kathy Griffin will be streamed live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel at www.daytimeemmys.net beginning at 5:00 p.m. PT on Sunday, June 22, 2014. The nominations for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday, May 1. The winners are in bold.

On Friday, June 20, 2014, at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards were presented. Click here to see who won!

Enjoy Lunch in LA or a Skype Session with Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Y&R; ex-Annie, AMC) by bidding here until Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at 3 p.m. ET, to benefit The Riedel & Cody Fund, a non-profit organization that gives money to people whose pets have cancer and cannot afford treatment.

Christopher Lawford (ex-Charlie) married Mercedes Miller in Maui, Hawaii on Sunday, May 25, 2014.

Lee Chamberlin, who played Angie's mom, Pat Baxter, on AMC from 1983-1990 (and later reprised the role on Loving), died on May 25 at the age of 76 in Chapel Hill, NC, after a battle with cancer.

Matthew Cowles (ex-Billy Clyde) passed away in New York City surrounded by his loving family on May 22, 2014 at 69 years old. With wife Christine Baranski, Mr. Cowles has two daughters, Isabella and Lily.

Denyse Tontz (ex-Miranda, AMC) debuted her first music video for "Use It" on her YouTube Channel, Denyse Tontz Music.

Jeff Branson (Jonathan, AMC; ex-Ronan, Y&R; ex-Shayne, GL) and girlfriend Jaimie Foley announced the birth of their first child, son Van James in March 2014. You can see a pic of the happy family on Twitter by clicking here!

Colin Egglesfield (ex-Josh) was arrested on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at 2:30 a.m. in Arizona, charged with criminal damage and disorderly conduct after he went ballistic inside a tent at the Tempe Festival for the Arts. The arrest report says cops spotted Egglesfield (41) knocking over metal stands surrounding artwork, flipping over a table in a vendor's tent, and breaking several signs. He was released on a $1,000 bond.

Mario Van Peebles (ex-Samuel) directed the April 6 episode of "Once Upon a Time" on ABC!

On March 10, 2014, Prospect Park Networks filed for bankruptcy protection, because they owe money to 20 individuals or companies, including $1.7 million to ABC, $750,000 to the law firm representing it in its lawsuit against ABC, $86,000 to the Screen Actors Guild, $50,000 to the Directors Guild, $345,000 to the Connecticut Film Center (where AMC and OLTL taped), $565,000 to NEP Broadcasting (a company that provides teleproduction services), $205,000 to OLTL actress Erika Slezak (Viki) and $60,000 to her co-star Tuc Watkins (David).

On March 7, ABC filed a cross-complaint over Prospect Park's failure to pay the licensing fees it owes to ABC for the rights to AMC and OLTL. Read more here!

"Soap Life," a documentary about the evolving face of daytime, was released on March 11, 2014 and is now available on iTunes for $12.99. Also, buy or rent at Amazon. For more info. and to view the trailer, visit https://www.facebook.com/soaplifedoc.

Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan, GH & PC; ex-Craig, ATWT) and Cady McClain (Kelly, Y&R; ex-Dixie, AMC; ex-Rosanna, ATWT) tied the knot on February 14, 2014, at a courthouse in Beverly Hills. They met playing love interests Craig and Rosanna on ATWT and became engaged in December 2012. For more details, click here.

On March 3, 2014, NATAS released the daytime drama performers' pre-nominations for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. The final nominations will be announced on Thursday, May 1.

Aiden Turner (ex-Aidan) was charged by the L.A. city attorney with four counts of misdemeanor domestic violence. During an argument with his girlfriend on November 17, 2013, he threw a remote control at her and hit her in the eye, causing a cut and bruising and also injuring her shoulder. On January 22, 2014, he pled guilty to misdemeanor disturbing the peace and must complete 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling.

Cady McClain's (ex-Dixie) self-published book, "Murdering My Youth," will be available on Amazon by March 7.

Victor Alfieri (ex-Ciro) claims he was attacked with a hairbrush by his 47-year-old neighbor, Christopher Veech, who beat him in the face in December, 2013, after relentlessly harassing him for more than a year and threatening to put him in the hospital. According to Alfieri, Veech was arrested for battery but released a day later, and the harassment never stopped. He says, "the right side of his face still hurts like a bitch and his right eye now twitches." The judge granted the restraining order, but can't order Veech to stay far away because he lives in Alfieri's building, so the order is that Veech must stay 3 yards away.

Anna Stuart (ex-Mary) married her longtime beau, actor James Cromwell  on New Year's Day at the home of her AW pal Charles Keating (ex-Carl). A few days later, the couple set off for a honeymoon in Africa.

J.R. Martinez (ex-Brot) has split from his girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones, with whom he shares a daughter, Belle (Lauryn Anabelle) born in May 2012.

Eden Riegel (ex-Bianca) and her husband, Andrew Miller, are the proud parents of their second son, Henry Isaac Miller, born on Friday, December 20, 2013. He joins big brother Jack Oscar Miller, who was born on May 21, 2011.

Eric Nelsen (ex-AJ) married Sainty Reid on Friday, November 29, 2013 in Fort Worth, TX.

The TVGN documentary "Who Shot the Daytime Soap?" aired on Monday, December 16 at 8 p.m. ET, with a sneak preview earlier the same day at 2 p.m. ET. It will take a look at the startling power and resiliency of daytime drama and how it all went haywire. See a preview here!

On December 3, 2013, Prospect Park’s co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz filed a complaint against the company and its investors to see if he can get out of his exclusive 5-year contract, because he disagrees with the cancellation of AMC & OLTL.

Debbi Morgan (ex-Angie,) announced on Twitter that she decided not to have her name submitted for a Daytime Emmy this year. On November 30, she wrote, "The many months of being told we're on hiatus but wld B coming bck & then snatching the rug from under us & the fans has been very emotional. So right now the head space I'm in is just completely distancing myself from AMC w/regards of an Emmy consideration. I will 4 ever B grateful 4 the years of playing "Angie" beautifully created by our beloved Agnes Nixon… & our most amazing cast will always hold a special place in my heart…Darnell, Sal, Cady, Thorsten, Vincent…just to name a few! However, with the end happening in the way that it did, for right now, I just want to remove any reminders of our untimely end…& to be honest I don't need an Emmy 2 recognize how much U all loved the work I was able 2 bring 2 U…Your tweets said it all & that's "Emmy" enough for me…Smile!"

Jordan Lane Price (ex-Celia) is keeping herself busy dating actor Macaulay Culkin in Paris. Here they are engaging in some PDA in the French capital.

Michael B. Jordan (ex-Reggie) has been nominated for a 2014 Film Independent Spirit Award as Best Male Lead for his role in Fruitvale Station. The ceremony will be held on March 1, 2014, in Santa Monica, CA. He also appears as one of People's Sexiest Men Alive.

Vote for Sarah Michelle Gellar (ex-Kendall) for a People's Choice Award! You can vote over and over, so please do!

Paula Garces (ex-Lea Marquez) and her husband, Antonio Hernandez, had a baby boy on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, named Antonio Andres Hernandez.

In an interview with Carolyn Hinsey on 11/15, Sonia Blangiardo, AMC Supervising Producer, cites the IATSE union dispute over pay rates for the crew as the reason for both the online OLTL & AMC's halt of production on June 5, 2013. The ABC lawsuit, low ratings, and eventually actors getting other jobs or being pregnant (Eden Riegel, Bianca & Paula Garces, Lea) when their characters were not, contributed to Prospect Park's problems. Even though the union dispute was resolved on June 20, production did not resume in August as planned, because all of the above obstacles "discouraged potential investors." To read more, click here.

Prospect Park, which licensed "All My Children" & "One Life to Live" from ABC to relaunch them as web-only series, sued in April 2013 in Los Angeles Superior Court claiming that the network sabotaged the relaunch by, among other things, killing off key characters. On November 13, PP filed a new amended complaint with more details of ABC's alleged fraud and a demand for more than $95 million in damages. For all the details, click here.

The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will include a new category "Outstanding New Approaches Drama Series" for online shows. Also, daytime dramas that have produced 35 episodes in the calendar year of 2013 are available for entry in Outstanding Drama Series, which means the rebooted AMC and OLTL will be eligible to compete against the broadcast network soaps.

J.R. Martinez (ex-Brot) wrote a book in 2012 about his inspirational experiences, "Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength, and Spirit" including suffering severe injuries in Iraq.

Holly Gagnier (ex-Cassie Carpenter, OLTL; ex-Ivy Jannings, Days) is being sued by her 80-year-old ballet teacher, Patricia McCoy, who claims that Gagnier tried to sabotage a potential movie deal between McCoy and Hunter Tylo (ex-Dr. Taylor Hayes, B&B; ex-Marina Toscano, Days; ex-Robin McCall, AMC). Read more here!

Aiden Turner (ex-Aidan) is one of the driving forces behind Ty, a device designed to keep track of frequently-lost items. The idea is that you could Ty your belongings to your phone invisibly so that, in case you leave them behind, you would be reminded within minutes that you have left them. The Ty disc battery lasts up to six months, is rechargeable, and it comes with a free App and an accessory. To check out the project and get a Ty for yourself, click here. This campaign will only receive funds if at least $200,000 is raised by its deadline. Funding duration: September 24, 2013 - November 13, 2013 (11:59 pm PT).

Josh Duhamel (ex-Leo) and wife Fergie welcomed their first child, a boy named Axl Jack Duhamel, weighing 7 lbs. 10 oz., on Thursday, August 29. 2013.

Melissa Leo (ex-Linda Warner) won an Emmy Award for 2013 Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Laurie on "Louie." More info

The Los Angeles Times reported on September 3, 2013, that Prospect Park is shelving "One Life to Live" until the ABC lawsuit is resolved. The team will focus on producing "All My Children," which proved to be the more popular show online. Writers are currently putting together scripts for a second season with plans to ramp up production this month for a second season of AMC.

Prospect Park has filed a $25 million breach of contract lawsuit against ABC, claiming that the network has violated the licensing agreement it forged with PP two years ago and has been sabotaging the company's attempt to relaunch AMC and OLTL online. PP claims that ABC has actively caused problems, including refusing to transfer the website addresses for the shows and failing to consult on storylines. Read the full complaint here. ABC has responded that it remains very supportive of the online launch of both OLTL and AMC. "With respect to Prospect Park’s lawsuit, we believe the claims are baseless, and we will defend them vigorously in court and not the press."

Click here to see some great candid pics of AMC's cast taken in TV Guide Magazine's Photobooth.

Brian Gaskill's (ex-Bobby) Kickstarter Project
The Speech (Inside of You), an erotic romantic comedy drama (short film) about a union of hearts outside of a wedding.

The OnLine Network has announced that OLTL will wrap up its first season on Monday, August 19; AMC will finish up on September 2. PP chief Jeff Kwatinetz said "We are prepping now for next season and have more surprises and twists and turns to deliver audiences. I am just hoping they stay on the soaps and not in our way." Prospect Park has not yet announced when the two series will return for season two.

Michael B. Jordan (ex-Reggie) appeared on "The Tonight Show" 7/25 on NBC to talk about his role as Oscar Grant in the film ‘Fruitvale Station’ http://nbc.co/vid/n39338

Now's your last chance to purchase "Tribute to Pine Valley" AMC merchandise such as T-shirts, mugs, champagne glasses, sweatpants, and magazines.

Michael E. Knight promises to return to AMC to explain what happened to Tad. Read a great TV Guide interview here!

Lindsay Price (ex-An-Li) married celebrity chef Curtis Stone in Spain on June 5, 2013. They have a son named Hudson.

Check out our AMC cast page to see who is on the new Online AMC.

HLN (Headline News) presented the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards live from The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 16. Go to our Daytime news page to find out who won!

TOLN now has a YouTube Channel where you can see the premiere episodes of both AMC & OLTL.

Watch All My Children Video: 100 Pages a Day

The new AMC theme song is "We Are the Love We Give" by Imaginary Friend.

View a video showing the new sets on the new AMC, especially Opal finally getting a house of her own!

View a great official AMC cast photo taken at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club, by noted photographer Chapman Baehler and styled by E's Fashion Police, George Kotsiopoulos! Featured in the cast photo: Top row (L-R) - Heather Roop (Jane McIntyre), Jordi Vilasuso (Griffin), Darnell Williams (Jesse), Eric Nelsen (AJ), Cady McClain (Dixie), Vincent Irizarry (David), Denyse Tontz (Miranda), Sal Stowers (Cassandra), Robert Scott Wilson (Pete), Jordan Lane Price (Celia Fitzgerald). Middle row (L-R) - Ray MacDonnell (Joe), Francesca James (Evelyn Johnson) , Debbi Morgan (Angie), Jill Larson (Opal), David Canary (Adam), Thorten Kaye (Zach), Ryan Bittle (JR). Bottom row (L-R) Lindsay Hartley (Cara), Julia Barr (Brooke), and Eden Riegel (Bianca). See Hulu's behind-the-scenes promo here!

AMC pictures, autographs, and scripts are being auctioned on eBay to benefit Autism Speaks.

The cast of AMC do the Harlem Shake on set!

Thorsten Kaye (Zach, AMC) spoke with SOD columnist Carolyn Hinsey about the first week of filming in Pine Valley, the absence of Alicia Minshew's Kendall and appearing simultaneously on "Smash." Click here for the the full story!

Jill Larson (Opal) posted a short video of AMC's new sets as they were being built on February 21, 2013, four days before the start of taping. Also, she shows off Opal's wardrobe.

Vivian Gundaker is Coordinating Producer of both AMC and OLTL. From 1995-2010, she worked for P&G as producer at both Another World and As The World Turns.

Alison Goodman is Prospect Park's Online Network's casting director. Carole Shure is the Production Executive for The Online Network, and Chris Savage is the Unit Production Manager/Line Producer for AMC and OLTL.

Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Y&R; ex-Annie, AMC) is engaged to longtime beau Matt Katrosar.

Jordi Vilasuso (ex-Griffin, AMC; ex-Tony, GL) and wife Kaitlin became proud first-time parents to daughter Riley Grace Vilasuso on November 26, 2012.

Emmy-winner Barbara Esensten, who created Loving/The City with James Harmon Brown and wrote for a slew of soaps including Guiding Light, Port Charles, One Life to Live, Days of Our Lives, Dynasty, and All My Children, passed away on November 14, 2012, at the age of 75.

"Soap Life," a documentary about the evolving face of daytime, was completed in June. For more info. and to view the trailer, visit https://www.facebook.com/soaplifedoc.

The winners of the 43rd NAACP Image Awards were announced during a live telecast on NBC on Friday, February 17, 2012: Emerson Brooks (Erica's captor, Ben, AMC) and Tatyana Ali (Roxanne, Y&R).

J.R. Martinez (ex-Brot) won the prized mirror-ball trophy on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" Season 13 with his partner Karina Smirnoff on November 22, 2011. J.R.'s heroism as a severely-wounded soldier in Iraq landed him on the cover of People magazine's 11/7/11 issue. People also named him one of 2011's sexiest men alive. At 28, he is planning on writing a book about his experiences.

Former ALL MY CHILDREN Star Kim Delaney Escorted Off Stage After Disoriented Speech

After almost 30 years on AMC, Michael E. Knight (Tad) says good-bye to his soap star life in an article here! Also, read a revealing interview by Michael Fairman, in which MEK reveals his contract negotiations status.

Y&R has hired All My Children's Daytime Emmy-winning casting director Judy Blye Wilson. She had hoped to continue on with AMC but never heard an offer from Prospect Park.

Mary Fickett (ex-Ruth Parker Brent Martin) died on September 8, 2011 at her home in Callao, Northumberland County, Virginia. She was 83. She appeared in the first episode of the show in 1970 and made her last appearance in 2000. ABC plans to dedicate the September 21 episode of AMC to her.

Chuck Pratt, AMC's former head writer, doesn't have many fond memories of his time in Pine Valley, but he does recall "when we did the tornado and we dug through the rubble and instead of finding Kendall, we found Bianca. That was a moment. It was a great moment to be a part of. Our ratings went up, and I was attempting to get a younger audience with the show, and it gelled for a while but then it didn't really, in the end, work out. It was sad. I was sad to go, but I left behind a lot of good writers and I think we did a good job, but it's unfortunate how it all turned out."

Roscoe Born (ex-Mitch, OLTL; ex-Tom, Y&R; ex-Jim, AMC) has a tune on YouTube, "I Will Be Your Song."

Susan Lucci (Erica) takes part in a national program to increase awareness of atrial fibrillation, from which her husband, Helmut Huber, suffers.

Agnes Nixon, the creator of both OLTL and AMC has created a website for soap fans called "The Real World of Make Believe" where you can learn more about this most talented creator and writer, view wonderful photographs and videos from her past and the shows, including OLTL's 40th anniversary special.

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ATWT

Agim Kaba (ex-Aaron) and wife Jaclyn had their first child, a son, on January 1, 2015.

Matthew Morrison (ex-Adam) married longtime girlfriend Renee Puente in Maui, Hawaii on October 18, 2014.

Charles Keating, who won an Emmy for his portrayal of villain Carl Hutchins in 1966, died at 72 on August 9, 2014. He also played James Ritchfield on PC, Niles Mason on ATWT, and Damon Lazarre on AMC.

Eileen Fulton (ex-Lisa) is recovering at a rehab facility from a shoulder injury she sustained in a fall in July.

Rosemary Murphy (ex-Greta Aldrin) passed away at 89 on July 5, 2014, in New York City.

James Rebhorn (ex-Bradley Raines, GL; ex-Angus Oliver, ATWT) passed away at 65 on Friday, March 21, 2014. 

Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan, GH & PC; ex-Craig, ATWT) and Cady McClain (Kelly, Y&R; ex-Dixie, AMC; ex-Rosanna, ATWT) tied the knot on February 14, 2014, at a courthouse in Beverly Hills. They met playing love interests Craig and Rosanna on ATWT and became engaged in December 2012. For more details, click here.

Watch a 3/1/14 interview with Van Hansis (ex-Luke, ATWT), who is nominated for an ISA Award for his leading role in EastSiders, at the Celeb Interview You Tube Channel! During the interview, Van discusses how he got his start acting, the challenges of being a professional actor, and his new project called MsGuidance!  He hopes to shoot the first three episodes in July. In addition, Van says that there will be a second season of EastSiders and he is looking forward to being part of that and shooting it in Los Angeles when the show goes back into production!  Also, wolfeondemand.com has the first season of EastSiders as a full length feature for fans to download and purchase.

The TVGN documentary "Who Shot the Daytime Soap?" aired on Monday, December 16 at 8 p.m. ET, with a sneak preview earlier the same day at 2 p.m. ET. It will take a look at the startling power and resiliency of daytime drama and how it all went haywire. See a preview here!

Tony Musante (ex-Joe) died on November 26, 2013, at 77, from a hemorrhage after oral surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC.

Eric Winter (ex-Rex, Days) and his wife, Roselyn Sanchez (ex-Pilar, ATWT) are involved in an animated project about a little girl, La Golda, who teaches children about the importance of education, respect, and giving back all in a fun and vibrant way. Sanchez will voice one of the characters. The project was successfully funded through a Kickstarter campaign on December 4, 2013.

Libby, a short film starring Colleen Zenk (Barbara, ATWT) is an official finalist selection of the Los Angeles International Film Festival LA Shorts Fest. In the wry and touching film, Zenk plays the title character, a woman grasping for one last bit of happiness before undergoing an operation on her leg that will change her life. Watch the entire short film here!

Q&A - Jennifer Ferrin (Louise Ellison) Jennifer, who played Jennifer Munson, talks about her role on AMC's "Hell on Wheels".

In June, 2013, Zach Roerig (ex-Casey, ATWT; ex-Hunter, OLTL, ex-Alex, GL) filed for sole custody of his two-year-old daughter with Alanna Turner, who is currently in federal prison in Georgia. In 2008, she was arrested for felony forgery, selling drugs (another felony), and driving without a license.

Billy Magnussen (Casey) received a Tony nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for his performances as Spike in "Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike."

ATWT pictures, autographs, and scripts are being auctioned on eBay to benefit Autism Speaks.

Interview with Reserved for Rondee featuring band members Billy Magnussen (ex-Casey, ATWT) & Tom Degnan (Joey, OLTL).

Jon Lindstrom (ex-Craig, ATWT; ex-Kevin/Ryan, GH & PC) and Cady McClain (ex-Dixie, AMC; ex-Rosanna, ATWT) announced their engagement in December, 2012.

Terri Conn (ex-Katie, ATWT; ex-Aubrey, OLTL) and Austin Peck (ex-Brad, ATWT) welcomed baby girl Keira Grace Peck on Tuesday, November 6.

The eBook "as the world stopped turning..." is a collection of 18 essays considering the final years of As the World Turns,  the soap opera that redefined the genre when it premiered in 1956.  Written by Lynn Liccardo, a lifelong fan of the show, these essays weave together the show's history, characters, storylines, writers and producers, to create a context within which to consider, not just ATWT, but all soap operas, past and present. You can purchase it for $9.99 here!

Read Irna Phillips' original proposal for ATWT here!

Kelley Menighan Hensley (ex-Emily) has a blog at http://greatfulloflife.com where she talks about health, fashion, motherhood, beauty, and more. Bonus: Daughter Sophie May, 13, gets in on the action, too.

SoapClassics has released a two-disc DVD set celebrating the April 1985 wedding of supercouple Bob and Kim Hughes. To order a set for $19.95 as well as watch clips from all 10 consecutive episodes, visit the SoapClassics website, where you can also watch a special online-only streaming episode from April 18, 1985, with the continuation of the drama at the reception!

Soapclassics.com has a classic DVD set paying tribute to Oakdale's legendary villain, James Stenbeck played by Anthony Herrera. The James Stenbeck Story package includes 10 episodes featuring memorable episodes from 1980 to 1989. The set is available for $19.95 at www.soapclassics.com.

Candice Accola and Zach Roerig: It's Over! (ex-Casey)

Soap Classics has been streaming a single classic episodes on their Web site, usually linked to the most recent DVD set that they're releasing. To celebrate Mother's Day, Soap Classics is streaming a true ATWT classic: The game-changing episode where Lucinda learns the shocking identity of Lily's birth mother, Iva. Click this link to watch the episode, but don't put it off too long, because there's no telling how long this one will be up before it's replaced by a new one!

Soap Classics' latest DVD set, Farewell To Oakdale, contains the final 10 episodes of ATWT, where the writers wrapped up 54 years and 13,858 episodes of romance, adventure, drama and comedy. The 2-disc set is $19.95, but for $24.95, you can get the DVD along with a replica of an annotated shooting script from the final week of the series. The script is from the September 14, 2010 episode, where Jack and Carly are gearing up for their wedding as special guests arrive to help them celebrate. This special bonus collectible is also available separately for $7.95, but only for a limited time. Purchase here! More information on the Soap Classics' line of soap DVD sets can be found here!

Linda Cook Mann (ex-Egypt, Loving, ex-Ann/Lucy, ATWT; ex-Ellen, OLTL; ex-Brenda, GL) passed away from breast cancer complications on April 12 in New York City, surrounded by her loved ones.

SoapClassics has released a DVD collection of key moments in the epic love story of Lily and Holden in 10 episodes. The 2 DVD set selling for $19.95 begins with the 1985 episode that saw hunky new stableboy Holden jumping out of the hayloft to encounter spoiled little rich girl Lily for the very first time. The ten episodes chronicle the ups and downs in their relationship including Holden nearly marrying Emily, Luke's birth, and the arrival of Lily's twin Rose, culminating in the 2006 episode where the pair renew their vows before family and friends. For more information and how to order, visit http://soapclassics.com. To watch a vintage Lily and Holden episode from the '80s, click here!

SoapClassics is streaming episodes of  ATWT at its international site. Each week they will be releasing a new set of episodes from 2005 and 2007.

From Soap Opera Weekly 2/21 issue: Jon Lindstrom (Craig) is interviewed. He has a new movie coming out on DVD called "What Happens Next". Fans can win the DVD at Soapdom's Valentine's Day contest LINK Ends 2/29.

Dan Frazer, who played Nancy Hughes' husband Lt. Dan "Mac" McCloskey on ATWT, died of cardiac arrest at 90 on December 16 at his home in Manhattan.

Christmas in Oakdale: New DVD set out for the holidays!
From Nelson Branco, Soap Opera Uncensored:  Thanks to the success of SoapClassics.com´s release of the best "As The World Turns" episodes from the past, the company has released a new five-episode holiday-themed DVD set! Head over to soapclassics.com to purchase your stocking stuffer.

In the beginning of 2012, SoapClassics.com launched online streaming with ATWT episodes first then GL later in the year. They also have distribution rights to Search For Tomorrow, The Edge of Night, Texas, and Another World.

Procter and Gamble Productions is selling a 4-Disc "As The World Turns" DVD collection with 20 episodes entitled "Great Weddings," "Secrets and Scandals," "Oakdale Through The Years" and "Villains and Vixens." To purchase, call 800-998-5199. To order online, go to http://www.soapclassics.com/.

Trent Dawson (Henry Coleman) posted on his FaceBook page on August 25 that he and his long-time girlfriend are engaged.

OLTL's Terri Conn (Aubrey) and Austin Peck (Rick) were married on July 1, 2011. It is the second marriage for each actor, who met while playing husband and wife Brad and Katie on ATWT. Peck is the father to two boys, Aidan, almost 9, and Roman, 6, while Conn's daughter Julia is 7.

Anthony Herrera (James Stenbeck) died on June 21, 2011, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He had been battling mantle cell lymphoma since 1997.

Farley Granger (ex-Dr. Will Vernon; ex-Earl Mitchell, ATWT) passed away on March 27, 2011, at his home in Manhattan at the age of 85.

The Writers Guild of America, East and West nominated ATWT, GH, and OLTL for outstanding achievement in television during the 2010 season. On February 5, 2011, the 2011 Writers Guild Awards for Daytime Serial was presented to "As the World Turns" written by Susan Dansby, Lucky Gold, Janet Iacobuzio, Penelope Koechl, David Kreizman, Leah Laiman, David A. Levinson, Leslie Nipkow, Jean Passanante, Gordon Rayfield, David Smilow.

Benefiting the Desi Geestman Foundation, which provides financial and emotional support to young cancer victims and their families, Steve Burton (GH's Jason) & Derk Cheetwood (GH's Max) have co-created "Soap Dishes:  The Cookbook," featuring 35 of your favorite daytime soap opera stars who have come together with their most delicious recipes on over 200 pages with exclusive intimate interviews that will take you through a behind the scenes look at the private lives of your favorite actors with gorgeous color photos. To pre-order this special hardcover collectible first-run edition for $39.95, click here.  The estimated ship date is between November 15 and December 1.

So far, ATWT fans have donated over $18,000 to "Doctors Without Borders" in honor of Eric Sheffer-Stevens (Reid). To join the effort toward this worthwhile cause, click here!

CBS has posted extra scenes from ATWT's finale on its website.  You can also see behind-the-scenes clips at CBS.com.

If you want to see a wonderful collection of clips, go to YouTube and watch a four-part farewell tribute:

Part 1 ~ The Weddings
Part 2 ~ In Loving Memory
Part 3 ~ The Vets
Part 4 ~ The Couples

Look for a special tribute issue to ATWT from the editors of Soap Opera Digest and Weekly! It features archival photos, family trees and interviews with the stars. Look back at Oakdale's most-married characters, multiple recasts (did you know there were 13 Toms?) and stars' parting words to fans.

Helen Wagner (Nancy) passed away on May 1, 2010, at the age of 91 after 54 years on the show. Read Beth's Remembrance Article. More info

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Bid on a set visit and lunch with Chistian Leblanc (Michael, Y&R & ATWT), plus photos and a script until Thursday, November 12, 2015, at 3:02 p.m. ET.

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Matthew Cowles (ex-Eban Japes) passed away in New York City surrounded by his loving family on May 22, 2014 at 69-years-old. With wife Christine Baranski, Mr. Cowles has two daughters, Isabella and Lily.

Catherine Hickland (ex-Tess) married businessman Todd Fisher on December 22, 2012. He is the son of Debbie Reynolds and brother of Carrie Fisher.

Ted King (Danny) is trying to raise funds and awareness for men's health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. Please donate online at: http://mobro.co/tedking  or write a check payable to 'Movember', referencing my Registration ID: 5004549 and mail it to: Movember, PO Box 2726, Venice CA 90294-2726 For more details, take a look at the Programs We Fund section on the Movember website: http://us.movember.com/about/funding-overview/

Emmy-winner Barbara Esensten, who created Loving/The City with James Harmon Brown and wrote for a slew of soaps including Guiding Light, Port Charles, One Life to Live, Days of Our Lives, Dynasty, and All My Children, passed away on November 14, 2012, at the age of 75.

Roya Magnot passed away in 2009

No More Love in the Afternoon by Catherine Hickland (about ABC Daytime's Brian Frons)

Rebecca Gayheart confirms she is expecting baby with husband Eric Dane

In the 1/31/06 issue of Soap Opera Digest: Lisa Peluso (Ava) had some problems with a woman that she let stay in her cabin on her property; the woman refused to leave and then was found to be starving her children, so Peluso's husband had to call the authorities and have the woman arrested 7/25.

In the 1/31/06 issue of Soap Opera Digest: GH receives a "Thumbs Up" for recasting the role of Carly with Laura Wright (ex-Cassie, GL; ex-Ally).

In the 8/30/05 issue of Soap Opera Digest: The magazine catches up with Lisa Peluso (ex-Lila Winthrop, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Ava, LOVING; ex-Wendy, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW).

In the 8/23/05 issue of Soap Opera Digest: Roscoe Born (Tom Fisher, Y&R; ex-Mitch Laurence, OLTL; ex-Baron Coe, DAYS; ex-Greg Lauritz/ex-Detective Adamski, ATWT; ex-Peter Vreeland, GL; ex-Jim Thomasen, AMC; ex-Nick Rivers, THE CITY; ex-Kyle McDeere, FAMILY PASSIONS; ex-Robert Barr/ex-Quinn Armitage, SANTA BARBARA; ex-Mark Bailey, PAPER DOLLS; ex-Joe Novak, RYAN'S HOPE) and Judith Chapman (Gloria, Y&R) are "Performers of the Week" for Tom and Gloria's recent confrontation. In an interview, Born talks about his career mistakes and his future.

In the 7/26/05 issue of Soap Opera Digest: In an interview and pictorial, Amelia Heinle (Victoria, Y&R; ex-Mia, AMC; ex-Steffi) talks about her first 30 days on the Y&R set.

In the 7/12/05 issue of Soap Opera Digest: Noelle Beck (ex-Trisha, LOVING) is reportedly being considered for the recast role of OLTL's Paige, being vacated by Kimberlin Brown (soon-to-be-Sheila, Y&R).

In late April, James Horan (ex-Clay, LOVING; ex-Creed, AMC; ex-Brett, GH; ex-Sky, EDGE OF NIGHT; ex-Denny, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Kirk, GL) married translator Stefania Bronzoni.

In the 5/24/05 issue of Soap Opera Digest: In a short piece, Alimi Ballard (ex-Frankie, LOVING/THE CITY) praises his new show, CBS's NUMB3RS.

In the 5/10/05 issue of Soap Opera Digest: On 5/5, Melissa Dye (ex-Molly, THE CITY) appears on ATWT as a fashion reporter.

In the 5/3/05 issue of Soap Opera Digest: In a short piece, Linda Cook (ex-Brenda, GL; ex-Egypt, LOVING), who now works as a real estate agent, says she recently sold a house to Doug Hutchison (Sebastian, GL).

In the 4/26/05 issue of Soap Opera Digest: In an article about former LOVING/THE CITY stars, the magazine catches up with Alimi Ballard (ex-Frankie Hubbard, LOVING/THE CITY), John O'Hurley (ex-Jonathan Matalaine/ex-Keith Lane, LOVING), Lauren-Marie Taylor (ex-Stacey Donovan Forbes, LOVING), Linda Cook (ex-Brenda, GL; ex-Egypt Jones Masters, LOVING), and Patricia Barry (ex-Isabelle Alden, LOVING; ex-Sally, GL; ex-Peg, AMC; ex-Addie, DAYS). In a sidebar, former ABC Daytime Casting Director Mari Lyn Henry reminisces about Rena Sofer (ex-Rocky, LOVING), Luke Perry (ex-Dylan, BEVERLY HILLS, 90210; ex-Ned, LOVING), Patricia Kalember (ex-Georgie, SISTERS; ex-Merrill, LOVING), Laura Wright (Cassie, GL; ex-Ally, LOVING), and Lisa Peluso (ex-Lila, ANOTHER WORLD/ATWT; ex-Ava, LOVING; ex-Gina, OLTL; ex-Wendy, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW).

Dane and Gayheart's Lawyer: This Is Not a Sex Tape

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Ashley Tesoro (ex-Kimberly) and husband Anthony are expecting their second child.

As Season 17 of CBS' reality hit "Big Brother" began, Linsey Godfrey (Caroline, B&B), Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter, B&B), & Camryn Grimes (Mariah, Y&R) competed with network editors and YouTube vloggers during a special pre-housewarming press event on June 24, 2015. Watch the video here.

Adrienne Frantz (ex-Amber, B&B/Y&R) and her husband, Scott Bailey (ex-Sandy, GL) are expecting a baby girl on December 1, 2015.

Get your tickets NOW for the B&B Fan Event in August. See details here.

If you missed the 2015 Daytime Emmy Awards, you can watch it here!

The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards took place on Friday, April 24, 2015, at the Universal Hilton in Los Angeles, hosted by Alex Trebek & Florence Henderson. Find out who won here!

Tyra Banks hosted the the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards live on Sunday, April 26, 2015, from the Warner Brothers Studio lot on Stage 16. Click here to see who won!

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to 93-year-old Betty White (ex-Ann, B&B) during the April 26 broadcast of the 2015 Daytime Emmys.

Linsey Godfrey (Caroline) was seriously injured after being run over and pinned under a car while walking on a sidewalk at about 2:25 p.m. in Los Angeles on Monday, February 2, 2015. The car veered onto the pavement after being involved in an accident with another vehicle. Godfrey suffered two broken ankles and was rushed to the hospital for surgery. She returned home after two weeks and was back at the B&B studio to film on Wednesday, March 4.

OLDER NEWS:

Catch up with Jacob Young (Rick) in an interview with Michael Fairman.

See a unique, time-lapse video of what really goes into creating the Bradley P. Bell Stage 31 at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, CA, for a "typical" production day at B&B.

For B&B's 7000th episode milestone on January 23, 2015, a retrospective documentary aired, featuring some iconic moments, the history of the show's creation, as well as present commentary from the cast, fashion throughout the decades, unforgettable guest stars, original screen test footage, and more.

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Terri Conn (ex-Katie, ATWT; ex-Aubrey, OLTL) and husband Austin Peck (ex-Brad, ATWT; ex-Rick, OLTL; ex-Austin, Days) had their second daughter together named Morgan Theresa Peck, on July 18. She joins the couple's daughter, Keira (3), as well as Conn's daughter, Julia, and Peck's sons, AJ and Roman.

Matthew Ashford (ex-Jack) and Lana Buss are expecting their second child in November. The baby girl will join brother Henry and two half-sisters, Grace & Emma.

Diana Douglas, who played Marlena's mother, passed away at the age of 92 on July 3. She was Michael Douglas' mother.

On July 2, 2015, Michael Easton's (Silas, GH; ex-McBain, OLTL; ex-Caleb, PC; ex-Tanner, Days) short film "Ultraviolent," which he directed and produced, starring Trevor St. John (ex-Victor, OLTL), won the "Best of Show" Award in The Best Shorts Competition which recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity.

Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe, Days) married Grant Turnbull on Friday, May 15, 2015 in California.

Farah Fath (ex-Gigi, OLTL; ex-Mimi, Days) married Phil Galfond on Friday, May 15, 2015, in Las Vegas.

If you missed the 2015 Daytime Emmy Awards, you can watch it here!

"Days of Our Lives" Head Writers Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell were replaced by Dena Higley and Josh Griffith as of February 16, 2015. Griffith's soap credits include GH, ATWT, OLTL, & Santa Barbara. He last served as Y&R's head writer from 2012-13. Higley was Days' head writer twice before, in 2003 and from 2008-11. Their work will begin airing in the summer of '15.

Tyra Banks hosted the the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards live on Sunday, April 26, 2015, from the Warner Brothers Studio lot on Stage 16. Click here to see who won!

The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards took place on Friday, April 24, 2015, at the Universal Hilton in Los Angeles, hosted by Alex Trebek & Florence Henderson. Find out who won here!

After an extensive search in Australia for a handsome, rugged actor to play Finn, a resident surgeon to be mentored by Dr. Dan, the list was narrowed from over 300 to 3. Andrew Steel, Alexander Bruszt, & Tom Dazell were brought to the Days of Our Lives studio in Burbank, CA to screen test with Arianne Zucker as Nicole. The winner will be flown back to L.A. and awarded a 13-week role, which will begin airing in October before the show's 50th anniversary in November. See their pictures here. Click here to watch their interview with Michael Fairman.

SOD's "Days Turns 50" special issue, with over 40 new interviews, amazing photos and memorable moments, can be ordered by calling 800-685-4026.

Freddie Smith (Sonny) left Days in March, but his character will appear for the next five months. In February, he was sentenced to two years of community service and driver's license suspension, plus three days in jail, which is suspended if he completes DUI school in Ashtabula County, Ohio. Part of Smith's probation includes lectures to local high school students about the dangers of driving drunk. If he violates any laws during the next two years or doesn't complete his sentence, he will have to spend 12 months in jail.

On March 21, 2015, Days of Our Lives received a GLAAD Media award for Outstanding Daily Drama. Guy Wilson (Will), Freddie Smith (Sonny) & Christopher Sean (Paul) were on hand in L.A. to receive it. See pics Guy tweeted here.

Kate Mansi (Abigail) underwent emergency laparoscopic surgery for internal bleeding that forced her to pull out of a scheduled performance in the play "If All The Sky Were Paper" in LA on March 14, 2015.

Lisa de Cazotte has been replaced as co-executive producer by Director/Producer Albert Alarr. Also, Janet Spellman-Rider has been upped to producer.

Freddie Smith (Sonny, Days), 26, and his girlfriend, Alyssa Tabit, 27, were in a serious car accident on Route 84 in Kingsville Township, Ohio on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, when he failed to negotiate a left curve and lost control of his Mazda 6, which crossed the centerline, struck a culvert, and flipped over repeatedly, trapping her inside. He was treated for minor injuries and released from the hospital, but she had surgery in Youngstown for critical head injuries and is still undergoing rehabilitation. The Ohio State Highway Patrol divulged on November 11 that Freddie Smith was legally drunk and speeding at the time of the crash. On November 14, he was charged with OVI (Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated), with a blood alcohol level of .093, and vehicular assault. 
On December 10, 2014, Smith pled guilty to a lesser charge, admitting that he fell asleep while driving drunk after a wedding reception. On February 18, 2015, he was sentenced two years of community control (probation) in Ashtabula County and driver's license suspension. He was also sentenced to three days in jail, but that is suspended if he completes DUI school in Ohio. Part of Smith's probation includes lectures to local high school students about the dangers of driving drunk. If he violates any laws during the next two years, he will have to serve a 12-month jail sentence.

Shortly after his 36th birthday, James Scott (EJ, Days; ex-Ethan, AMC) married Kaitlin Robinson on January 26, 2015, with author, psychic, and hypnotherapist Tara Sutphen officiating.

John Aniston (Victor) has sold his 1988 Mediterranean-style home in the gated equestrian Bell Canyon community for $1.42 million. Aniston and his wife, Sherry, moved into a smaller home closer to the ocean last year. The two-story, five-bedroom house on 1.52 acres was previously owned by bass guitarist John McVie of Fleetwood Mac. For more, go here.

Catch Jen Lilley (Theresa) & Eric Martsolf (Brady) singing "Baby, It's Cold Outside" on December 23, 2014, on the Hallmark Channel's "Home & Family."

Roxanna's "Here With Me" music video features James Scott (ex-EJ).  Upcoming adult contemporary singer, Roxanna, finds her mysterious lover, James, waiting for her by the smoky bar in this 1920's  themed, romance narration. James and Roxanna lock lips in a cloudy figment of her imagination, as she emphasizes that the best times were in her lover's arms. Ironically, at the end of the video, Roxanna wakes up next to James and attempts to sneak away with a bag of money. However, the suave, sophisticated actor replies, "you're not going anywhere kid." This romantic prequel connects the love story to Roxanna's previously released single, "Unforgotten" which, also features James Scott.

Nominations for the 2015 Writers Guild Awards (WGA) in Daytime Drama include "Days of Our Lives" & "General Hospital." For NBC's "Days of our Lives," the writing team includes Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon, Christopher Dunn, Janet Iacobuzio, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Melissa Salmons, & Christopher Whitesell. ABC's "General Hospital" writing team has Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O'Connor, Elizabeth Page, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, & Chris Van Etten. The WGA Awards will be handed out in ceremonies on Saturday night, February 15, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California.

Jen Lilley (Theresa, Days; ex-Maxie, GH) & Eric Martsolf (Brady, Days; ex-Ethan, Passions) have teamed up to record a cover version of "Baby, It's Cold Outside." To purchase the song, go to iTunes.

The 2015 Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony has been scheduled for Sunday, April 26, 2015. Creative Arts Emmy Awards takes place on Friday, April 24. They will take place in the LA area. The final nominations will be announced on Tuesday, March 26. New categories have been added, one of which is Guest Performer in a Drama Series. The venue and possible broadcast have not been announced yet.

James Scott (EJ, Days; ex-Ethan, AMC) can be seen in the ultra erotic music video for "Unforgotten," a tune from Roxanna's album, Exotica, which was released in July 2014. In November, the prequel "Here With Me" from the sale album was released on iTunes, Amazon, HMV, and Barnes & Noble.

Watch an interview by Michael Fairman with Billy Flynn from 9/22/14.

On Wednesday, August 20, 2014, NBC.com published the full fictional TruVista Magazine article by Will Horton on B&B's website, which includes details not revealed on air.

Alison Sweeney (Sami, Days) directed her first episode of GH on Friday, August 15. Another follows on Monday, August 18. She says that she has been invited back by Executive Producer Frank Valentini to do another show and also hopes to direct at Days again soon.

Costumes worn during Sonny (Freddie Smith) and Will's (Guy Wilson) memorable wedding on "Days of Our Lives" are being featured as part of an exclusive LGBT exhibit at The Hollywood Museum called "Reel to Real: Portrayals and Perceptions of Gays in Hollywood," which will run through Sunday, September 28, 2014. For more information on the exhibit, visit The Hollywood Museum's official website.

Listen to the 8/7/14 Soap Nation Live with Michael Fairman and guest co-host Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GH) as they were joined by guests Finola Hughes (Anna, GH & GH: Night Shift; ex-Alex, AMC; ex-Helena, Sunset Beach), Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma), Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, Y&R; ex-Kelly, OLTL; ex-Dinah, GL), Galen Gering (Rafe, Days), & Minae Noji (ex-Kelly, GH & GH: Night Shift) plus a moving special message and interview by Michael Sutton (ex-Stone, GH).

Enjoy a fun interview with Jen Lilley (Theresa, Days) and Patsy Pease (Kimberly, Days) who play mother and daughter.

Lisa Linde (ex-Ali) is engaged to marry Andrew Reynolds.

The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony hosted by Kathy Griffin will be streamed live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel at www.daytimeemmys.net beginning at 5:00 p.m. PT on Sunday, June 22, 2014. The nominations for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday, May 1. The winners are in bold.

On Friday, June 20, 2014, at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards were presented. Click here to see who won!

Bryan R. Dattilo (Lucas) and wife, Elizabeth, have welcomed a baby girl, named Delila Dattilo. Bryan has a son, Gabriel, 14, from a previous marriage.

Shawn Christian (Daniel) sustained an injury requiring five stitches when he "took an elbow to the mouth" on January 4, 2014. Due to Days' advance taping schedule, episodes showing the injury began airing on May 20.

Sony Pictures Television and Shaw Media have reached an agreement that will extend the run of both "Days of our Lives" and "The Young and the Restless" on Canada's Global Television (a Shaw Media Network) through the 2015-2016 season.

The nominations for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday, May 1. The award show will take place on Sunday, June 22 at the Beverly Hilton, with the Creative Arts categories being presented on Friday, June 20 at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Thus far, no television outlet is scheduled to broadcast the ceremony.

Deidre Hall (Marlena) broke her wrist in two places when she fell during a dance class on Saturday, April 19. She had surgery and was in a cast for 2 weeks. Days will have to come up with a way to explain how Marlena got injured.

On April 12, 2014, Days of Our Lives received a GLAAD Media award for Outstanding Daily Drama, due largely to Will and Sonny's continuing love story. Guy Wilson (Will) and Kate Mansi (Abigail) were on hand in L.A. to receive it. See pics Guy tweeted here.

Watch a two-minute preview of Sonny and Will's historic wedding (the first time in daytime soaps that two men have legally wed). The festivities took place on April 1.

"Soap Life," a documentary about the evolving face of daytime, was released on March 11, 2014 and is now available on iTunes for $12.99. Also, buy or rent at Amazon. For more info. and to view the trailer, visit https://www.facebook.com/soaplifedoc.

Ralph Waite (Father Matt) passed away on February 13, 2014, at the age of 85.

The 2014 Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards were presented on Saturday, February 1, 2014, when the writing team for "Days of Our Lives" won.
The nominees in Daytime Drama which aired between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013 were:
NBC's Days of Our Lives, Written by Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon, Christopher Dunn, Janet Iacobuzio, David A. Levinson, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Melissa Salmons, & Christopher J. Whitesell.
ABC's General Hospital, Written by Michelle Altman, Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O'Connor, Jean Passanante, Elizabeth Page, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, & Chris Van Etten.
Y&R's The Young and the Restless, Associate Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Tracey Thomson; Written by Amanda Beall, Jeff Beldner, Brent Boyd, Susan Dansby, Janice Ferri Esser, Jay Gibson, Beth Milstein, Lisa Seidman, Natalie Minardi Slater, Anne Schoettle, Linda Schreiber, Teresa Zimmerman.
CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful chose not to enter a submission this year.

On January 22, 2014, NBC picked up "Days of Our Lives" until September 2016, guaranteeing that it will remain on the air through its 50th season. Its 50th anniversary is on November 8, 2015.

Alison Sweeney (Sami) is leaving "Days of Our Lives" when her contract expires later this year. She's been on the show since 1993.

Kirsten Storms (ex-Belle) and husband Brandon Barash (ex-Johnny, GH) welcomed a baby girl named Harper on Tuesday, January 7, 2014.  She is on leave from GH, where she plays Maxie.

Since HLN has decided not to broadcast the 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards, NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences) is looking for a new broadcast home.

Victor Alfieri (ex-Giovanni, B&B; ex-Gianni, Passions; ex-Franco, Days; ex-Ciro, AMC) claims he was attacked with a hairbrush by his 47-year-old neighbor, Christopher Veech, who beat him in the face in December, 2013, after relentlessly harassing him for more than a year and threatening to put him in the hospital. According to Alfieri, Veech was arrested for battery but released a day later, and the harassment never stopped. He says, "the right side of his face still hurts like a bitch and his right eye now twitches." The judge granted the restraining order, but can't order Veech to stay far away because he lives in Alfieri's building, so the order is that Veech must stay 3 yards away.

Eileen Davidson (Ashley, Y&R & B&B; ex-Kristen, Days) is partnering with Evolution Vintage for charity by selling several of her own dresses that she previously wore on the red carpet, with most of the proceeds going to No Kid Hungry. To find out what's available for purchase, click here or visit them on Facebook and Twitter.

Watch Meredith Scott Lynn (Anne, Days) and Jen Lilley (Theresa, Days; ex-Maxie, GH) riffing on the show, stars, and behind the scenes crew in this rap video with appearances from Alison Sweeney (Sami, Days) and several other Salemites, along with clips from the show.

Kate Mansi (Abigail) is offering auction items on behalf of K2 Charity: Water Campaign until December 30, 2013, including a lunch with Days cast members. Also on auction is the water can that Mansi used in her photo shoot. She says, "It's signed and annotated by the entire Days cast including: Kristian Alfonso (Hope), Shawn Christian (Daniel), Ari Zucker (Nicole), Melissa Reeves (Jennifer), Blake Berris (Nick), Freddie Smith (Sonny), Camila Banus (Gabi), Casey Deidrick (ex-Chad), Guy Wilson (Will), Eric Martsolf (Brady) and the rest of the gang!" Another auction item is a Days script. Mansi reveals, It is signed by the entire DAYS cast and features my hand written notes and doodles (if you can read them).” For more information, please visit http://my.charitywater.org/k2o-birthday-benefit-.

Enjoy the "I'm A Soap Star" comedic rap video starring Sean Kanan (AJ, GH; ex-Deacon, B&B & Y&R), Ronn Moss (ex-Ridge, B&B), Joshua Morrow (Nick, Y&R), Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy, Days), Kim Matula (Hope, B&B), and more.

After 14 years on the air, SOAPnet will go dark on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 when Walt Disney Co. will no longer provide programming for the channel in favor of Disney Junior, a channel for toddlers. Click here for the full story.

Deidre Hall (Marlena) has turned one of her lovely watercolor paintings into a holiday card that you can send to your loved ones. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, a charity that supports veterans. Click here to visit her Web site and purchase a set of cards to do good while spreading some holiday cheer!

Eric Winter (ex-Rex, Days) and his wife, Roselyn Sanchez (ex-Pilar, ATWT) are involved in an animated project about a little girl, La Golda, who teaches children about the importance of education, respect, and giving back all in a fun and vibrant way. Sanchez will voice one of the characters. The project was successfully funded through a Kickstarter campaign on December 4, 2013.

Martha Madison (ex-Belle, Days; ex-Elizabeth, GH; ex-Lola, Passions) and husband AJ Gilbert, had a baby girl named Charley Elizabeth on November 3, 2013.

Holly Gagnier (ex-Cassie Carpenter, OLTL; ex-Ivy Jannings, Days) is being sued by her 80-year-old ballet teacher, Patricia McCoy, who claims that Gagnier tried to sabotage a potential movie deal between McCoy and Hunter Tylo (ex-Dr. Taylor Hayes, B&B; ex-Marina Toscano, Days; ex-Robin McCall, AMC). Read more here!

Carolyn Hennesy (Diane, GH) has signed on to "Acting Dead," an independent television series about zombies. She will guest star as Dr. Ivana Wurshter, the mysterious woman behind the zombie-actor producing company, Flatline Inc.  Production begins on Saturday, October 12. Other stars and guest stars include John J. York (Mac, GH), Eric Martsolf (Brady, Days; ex-Ethan, Passions), Jillian Clare (ex-Abigail, Days), and Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy, Days). The semi-dark comedy about the world of Hollywood Zombies has until Wednesday, October 16 for their crowd funding campaign, with perks beginning at just $4. To join the campaign team, or learn more about the show, visit http://igg.me/at/ad.

Alison Sweeney (Sami) is on the cover of the September 2013 issue of "Women's Running" magazine.

Michael Easton (ex-Tanner) and his wife, Ginevra Arabia, have a new baby boy, Jack Boru, born on Saturday, September 7, 2013. He joins big sis, Lilah Bell, who was born on April 15, 2011.

The Season 17 cast of "Dancing With the Stars" includes Brant Daugherty (ex-Brian) dancing with Peta Murgatroyd. The season premiered on Monday, September 16, 2013 on ABC.

Matt Cedeño (ex-Brandon, Days) and wife Erica Franco welcomed a son, Jaxon Cruz, on August 7, 2013.

Christie Clark (ex-Carrie) and husband Thomas Barnes welcomed their third daughter, Charlotte Joy on August 6, 2013. Charlie joins older sisters Hannah, 5, and Emma, 2.

The Raymond Historical Museum, in the Sierra Nevada town of Raymond, California, near Yosemite, is owned and operated by Lynn Herring (Lucy, GH & PC; ex-Audrey, ATWT; ex-Lisanne, Days) and Wayne Northrop (Roman, Days; ex-Rex, PC). It is in the 1886 Charles Miller House, containing historical items from the area, from wagons to a restored train caboose, Native American artifacts to granite and gold mining tools. You can sit on the old board and batten home's porch or in the original kitchen filled with antique cooking utensils and be transported back in time.

Deidre Hall (Marlena) was honored with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star in 2014.

Jensen Ackles (ex-Eric, Days) and wife Daneel Harris Ackles (ex-Shannon, OLTL), who wed in 2010, announced the birth of their daughter Justice Jay "JJ" Ackles on Thursday, May 30.

Alison Sweeney (Sami) is on the cover of Shape magazine for the second time, in a teeny red bikini. In the May issue, she chats all about her fitness schedules, how she's completed a triathlon, and even shares a workout'

Drake Hogestyn (John) has placed his Malibu home on the market for $5 million. The Tuscan-style two-story home was built in 2002. Drake bought the property for $2.9 million in 2003. There are fireplaces in the living room, family room, and master suite of the 6,616-square-foot house with five bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms, French doors, hardwood floors, decks and balconies. The grounds also include a circular driveway, swimming pool, sycamore trees, fruit trees, and an herb garden. See a picture of it here'

"Days of Our Lives" won for Outstanding Daily Drama at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards which recognize outstanding representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Days was nominated for Sonny and Will's love story featuring Chandler Massey and Freddie Smith. Freddie Smith (Sonny) accepted the award in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 20, 2013.

If you have a question for Days' Galen Gering (Rafe), e-mail it to SODQandA@gmail.com, and they will ask the actor as part of an upcoming interview in SOD.

Email your questions for Freddie Smith (Sonny) to SODQandA@gmail.com, and they will ask the actor as part of an upcoming interview in Soap Opera Digest' 

"Days of Our Lives" pictures, autographs, and scripts are being auctioned on eBay to benefit Autism Speaks.

Nominations for the 2013 Writers Guild Award for Best Daytime Drama included the writing teams of "Days of Our Lives," "One Life to Live," and "The Young and The Restless." On February 17, 2013, the award went to Y&R.

Peter Reckell (Bo), who left the show in July, 2012, has sold his ecofriendly Brentwood, CA home for $3.35 million. The actor and wife, Kelly Moneymaker, also own a home in Portland, OR. For a look at Reckell's former abode, click here.

Days of Our Lives has been renewed through September 2014. The show will celebrate its 48th anniversary in November 2013 and is NBC's longest-running drama series. Also, it aired its milestone 12,000th episode on January 11, 2013.

Matthew Borlenghi (ex-Marino) and Shanelle Workman (ex-Flash/Sarah, OLTL) are involved in legal battles with Workman's mother over her younger sister, Ariel, who stars in "Modern Family". More Information

Peggy McCay (Caroline) appears in a public service announcement with Mary Beth Evans (Kayla) for November's National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. "It came about because of Caroline's story on Days. I was very honored to be asked. I have personal friends who are dealing with this because of relatives with Alzheimer's." Caroline's struggle with Alzheimer's has also struck a chord with viewers. "I just got a really heartbreaking letter from a fan whose mother has a full-blown case of Alzheimer's," she discloses. "He described what it is like to care for her. Alzheimer's affects the patient and family members. Often, family members can be left feeling helpless." There is support available at alz.org. To see the PSA, go here http://youtu.be/gPoqmG0ng2w.

Emmy-winner Barbara Esensten, who created Loving/The City with James Harmon Brown and wrote for a slew of soaps including Guiding Light, Port Charles, One Life to Live, Days of Our Lives, Dynasty, and All My Children, passed away on November 14, 2012, at the age of 75.

John Ingle (ex-Mickey) passed away 9/16/12. More.

After Melissa Reeves (Jenn) tweeted her support of Chik-Fil-A on Twitter, Greg Rikaart (Kevin, Y&R) wrote this article about the fast food chain controversy. Crystal Chappel (ex-Carly) speaks up for her good friend Missy.

Congratulations to "Days of Our Lives" for winning Daytime Emmy Awards on June 23, 2012 for Outstanding Writing Team and Outstanding Younger Actor Chandler Massey as Will Horton.

Arianne Zucker (Nicole, Days) is raising funds for LifeCHANGE, the leadership program she started with her brother, Todd, and Jason Cook (Matt, GH). For more information about LifeCHANGE, or to make a donation, please visit: www.officallifechange.com.

"Days of Our Lives" head writers Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr., who joined the show last May, were replaced by former Days Co-Executive Producer and one-time Co-Head Writer Gary Tomlin and former Days Co-Head writer Christopher Whitesell.

Help Joe Mascolo (Stefano) Stomp Out Bullying'

Lisa De Cazotte has joined Greg Meng as Co-Executive Producer of "Days of Our Lives," replacing Noel Maxam. Ken Corday remains Executive Producer. De Cazotte was a producer at AMC, had been Executive Producer at Passions, and previously worked on Santa Barbara and GH.

"Days of Our Lives" has an online social network at http://days45online.com/ with interactive video chats with cast members, never-before-seen photos and footage, promotions, and contests. It's a place for fans to connect to their favorite cast members through mediums like Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook. The site will stream events live, such as signings for the new book, fan events, and other promotional events. It will also offer interactive polls and events to allow fans to get insider view, express comments and feel connected to the show and its cast.

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Ryan Paevey (Nathan) crashed his motorcycle at the end of June, 2015 while with friends at Chilao Campground in Palmdale, CA, and shattered his right wrist (distal radial fracture). He had surgery to insert a plate and screws. See pic here. On July 20, he returned to work after "ditching the cast and the donut beard."

On July 2, 2015, Michael Easton's (Silas, GH; ex-McBain, OLTL; ex-Caleb, PC; ex-Tanner, Days) short film "Ultraviolent," which he directed and produced, starring Trevor St. John (ex-Victor, OLTL), won the "Best of Show" Award in The Best Shorts Competition which recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity.

Erik Valdez (ex-Trey) is engaged to Candice Lopez. He popped the question during a trip to Napa Valley. See photo here. He's currently starring on USA's police drama "Graceland."

Bryan Craig (Morgan) & Kelly Thiebaud (ex-Britt) became engaged on June 28, 2015, while vacationing in Bali. Check out a gorgeous pic here.

GH summer promo!

In honor of Luke leaving, here's a great video about Luke and Robert's friendship.

Lisa LoCicero (Olivia) and her husband, Michael Patrick Jann, had their second chid, Verity Marion, on May 30, 2015. She joins big brother Lukas, 13. See her cute pic.

Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) and his wife Linda Leslie had their third daughter on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Adeline Pauline joined sisters Anbilliene, 4, & Eliana, 2.

Teresa Castillo, who played the love of Carlos' life, Sabrina Santiago, posted two videos as a send-off to her great scene partner, Jeffrey Vincent Parise. First, in an "An Ode to Carlina," they cover "Chains" by Nick Jonas. While Teresa sings the lead, Jeff raps and chimes in while handling the percussion! Then, in "Carlos Lives," watch a rehearsal moment where Anna shoots Carlos, only this time with different results!

Claire Coffee (ex-Nadine) and husband Chris Thile had a baby boy on Friday, May 15, 2015.

Jean Passanante, who recently left the writing team of Y&R, has returned to GH where she last wrote in November of 2013. In the past, she also wrote for Another World, All My Children, As the World Turns, and One Life to Live.

Tony Geary (Luke) is leaving the role of Luke Spencer permanently this summer, shooting till the end of June. Check out his interview with Michael Logan here.

Jason Thompson (Patrick) wrote the duet he performed with his TV daughter, Brooklyn Silzer (Emma) at the GH Nurses' Ball on Monday, May 4, 2015. You can download "Nothing I Can't Do" on iTunes now!

If you missed the 2015 Daytime Emmy Awards, you can watch it here!

Watch Full GH Episodes Online on ABC.com, Hulu.com, & YouTube.

Tyler Christopher (Nikolas, GH) and his wife, Brienne, had their second child, a daughter, on Sunday, May 3. Their son, Greysun, is 5.

Tyra Banks hosted the the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards live on Sunday, April 26, 2015, from the Warner Brothers Studio lot on Stage 16. Click here to see who won!

The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards took place on Friday, April 24, 2015, at the Universal Hilton in Los Angeles, hosted by Alex Trebek & Florence Henderson. Find out who won here!

Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda) announced her engagement on social media on April 23, 2015, wearing Audrey Hepburn's gold band.

Check out a very young Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH; ex-Nico, AMC) in an '80s music video as a member of a street gang.

Emily Wilson (Ellie, GH) became engaged to actor Adhir Kaylan (Rules of Engagement) on April 8, 2015. See pics here!

Jason Thompson (Patrick, GH) married Paloma Jonas on Sunday, April 5 in San Pancho, Mexico.  See a beautiful pic here!

Billy Miller (Jason, GH; ex-Billy, Y&R; ex-Richie, AMC) has mounted a GoFund Me campaign to support his inspirational young niece, Savannah Strain, a member of the Benton Louisiana Tigers Archery Team, which just made the National Archery School Program National Competition. What makes Savannah's achievement all the more remarkable is that she was born without a left hand due to a congenital abnormality. The team needs to raise $15,000 to participate in the competition. For more information on Savannah and to make a donation, please visit http://www.gofundme.com/SavannahStrain.

Listen to Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman as he spoke with Daytime Emmy nominees Alison Sweeney (ex-Sami, Days), Jason Thompson (Patrick, GH), Maura West (Ava, GH), Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, Y&R), Donna Mills (Madeline, GH), Amelia Heinle (Victoria, Y&R), Lisa LoCicero (Olivia, GH) & more on March 31, 2015.

A special episode aired on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, commemorating GH's 52nd anniversary, recreating scenes from the original broadcast in 1963 with characters played by Jason Thompson (Patrick) as Dr. Steve Hardy, Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth) as Nurse Jesse Brewer, and Ryan Carnes (Lucas) as Dr. Phil Brewer.

General Hospital Does the Time Warp Back to 1963

Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GH) hosts the GH companion web series, "General Hospital Now," featuring a panel of celebrity GH fans, soap studs, fun games, and sketch comedy. Watch all the clips here!

On Saturday, February 15, 2015, the 2015 Writers Guild Award (WGA) in Daytime Drama was presented in L.A. to the GH writing team of Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Elizabeth Page, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, & Chris Van Etten.

Derk Cheetwood (Max) and wife Cari's third child, a son named Cody Maclean, was born on Monday, February 9, 2015, joining big sisters Kylie, 7, and Audrey, 4.

Michael Fairman 1/28/15 interview with Jason Thompson (Patrick)!

GH's casting director Mark Teschner won the Casting Society of America's Artios Award on January 22, 2015 for his outstanding work on a daytime drama series.

General Hospital's Grande Dames on Sexism, Ageism, Plastic Surgery, and Sex in the Dressing Room!

Watch the new pilot "Point of Honor" starring Nathan Parsons (ex-Ethan). The Civil War-set drama is available at Amazon.com/pilotseason, one of many vying for a slot as one of Amazon's next original series.

Bellum Entertainment and Raycom Media announced that it has picked up two more seasons of "Fix It & Finish It," hosted by Antonio Sabato, Jr. (ex-Jagger, GH; ex-Dante, B&B) who will be in every episode doing the wrap arounds, and from time to time, will be on location where his team is hard at work.

Listen to Jason Thompson's (Patrick) new song "When the Storm Came."

Join in the 12 Days of GH Sing-along!

Enjoy this fun video of Maurice Benard (Sonny) grooving to James Brown with his GH sons, Chad Duell (Michael) & Bryan Craig (Morgan) on 12/3/14.

In the People Magazine 2014 Sexiest Man Alive issue, Ryan Paevey (Nathan) was chosen as one of the Sexy At Any Age guys (30).

Lynn Herring (Lucy), Finola Hughes (Anna), Laura Wright (Carly), & Ryan Paevey (Nathan), chatted with SOD's Editorial Director, Stephanie Sloane, about their story lines. The interviews can be seen here and here. Then Jason Thompson (Patrick) joined Executive Producer Frank Valentini for an interview.

Michelle Stafford's (Nina, GH; ex-Phyllis, Y&R) hilarious web series, "The Stafford Project," which features the actress, along with guest stars Thorsten Kaye (Ridge, B&B; ex-Zach, AMC; ex-Ian, PC; ex-Patrick, OLTL), Joshua Morrow (Nick, Y&R), & Finola Hughes (Anna, GH; ex-Alex, AMC; ex-Helena, Sunset Beach), to name a few, is available for purchase on DVD at http://thestaffordproject.com/ for $25, featuring bonus content. To check out highlights from season one, go here.

Lindze Letherman (ex-Georgie) married Adam Etchegoyen on October 18, 2014, at Stolpman Vineyards in Los Olivos, CA.

GH has put together some of the scariest and funniest moments for Halloween. Watch the "Happy Halloween From General Hospital" video now!

On Monday, September 8, GH returned to its original 3 p.m. ET time slot in these eight markets: San Antonio, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, & Raleigh-Durham, NC.

Watch the hilarious ALC Ice Bucket Challenge starring Jason Thompson (Patrick), Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis), and Kelly Monaco (Sam).

Check out Maurice Benard's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

Vinessa Antoine (Jordan) married filmmaker Matt Levy on Sunday, August 17, 2014, at the Angeles National Golf Club in Sunland, CA, in an evening outdoor ceremony.

Aussie Nathin Butler (ex-Ewen) and wife Irina welcomed Jetson Kerry Butler into the world on August 10, 2014, at 7 lbs. 12 oz. and 21" tall. The couple married in September 2013 in Newport Beach, California.

Listen to the 8/7/14 Soap Nation Live with Michael Fairman and guest co-host Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GH) as they were joined by guests Finola Hughes (Anna, GH & GH: Night Shift; ex-Alex, AMC; ex-Helena, Sunset Beach), Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma), Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, Y&R; ex-Kelly, OLTL; ex-Dinah, GL), Galen Gering (Rafe, Days), & Minae Noji (ex-Kelly, GH & GH: Night Shift) plus a moving special message and interview by Michael Sutton (ex-Stone).

Stephen Kay (ex-Reginald, GH) married "Covert Affairs" star Piper Perabo in New York City on July 26, 2014. He directs the show.

Thaao Penghlis (Victor, GH; ex-Tony/Andre, Days) has a new book out, "Places: The Journey of My Days, My Lives." He explains that "it’s really about how I got here, who crossed my path, what were the signposts, who were my mentors, and the diversity and knowledge that I gained in my 20s that I still apply now at this stage of my life. It’s also about the travel journeys I have taken, the environment, the history, the people, the language, the food — all those things." Days of Our Lives also gets its own chapter. "The good thing is, I never left with a bitter taste. There is no blame game because there was more great than there wasn’t in that experience," he says. To get your copy — paperback or Kindle, go here!

Michael Dietz (ex-Mark, B&B; ex-Joe, PC & GH; ex-Jake/Pete, Passions) is executive producer of a new game show "The Line" coming to GSN later this year.

Jason Thompson (37) announced on Instagram that he is engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Australian model and designer, Paloma Jonas. She said yes while vacationing in Mexico.

Steve Burton (Dylan, Y&R; ex-Jason, GH) and his wife Sheree welcomed a baby girl named Brooklyn Faith on July 7, 2014. They already have a daughter, Makena, 11, and a son, Jack, 8.

Bob Hastings (Captain Burt Ramsey) passed away on Monday, June 30, 2014 at the age of 89 in Burbank, CA.

In early July, 2014, GH debuted multiple new opening sequences.

Teresa Castillo (Sabrina) and husband Shane Aaron, who wed in 2008, welcomed a baby girl on May 29, 2014. Their first child is named Victoria Milani.

Sebastian Roché (ex-Jerry, GH) married longtime love Alicia Hannah in France on June 1, 2014. Ingo Rademacher (ex-Jax, GH) served as his Port Charles brother's best man.

An Affair of the Heart, an award-winning documentary examining the life of pop rock icon Rick Springfield (ex-Noah/Eli, GH), is now available on iTunes and other leading digital platforms including Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Xbox and Playstation. For more information on the film, visit www.rickspringfielddoc.com or follow the @YellowRickRoad on Facebook and Twitter.

Take a look behind-the-scenes at the performances of the 2014 Nurses' Ball.

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5/7/14 Seth Rogen Sketches a James Franco Portrait After showing a portrait James Franco (ex-Franco, GH) painted of Seth, Jimmy commissions Seth to sketch James in return.

Rick Springfield (Noah / Eli released his first novel Magnificent Vibration on May 6, 2014. The story centers on  Horatio "Bobby" Cotton who finds the number 1-800-CALL-GOD scrawled inside a stolen self-improvement book, he can't help but dial.  That call sets off a free-wheeling, fast-paced journey. On Friday, May 9, he got his own star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood in a special induction ceremony which included GH’s Jason Thompson (Patrick) & Y&R's Doug Davidson (Paul)!

Bradford Anderson (ex-Spinelli, GH) and his wife, Kiera, became the proud parents of their second child, daughter Finola Leo Anderson, on May 2, 2014, who joins big sister almost-3-year-old Juna Meredith.

Billy Dee Williams (ex-Toussaint, GH: Night Shift & GH) appeared in the Spring 2014 season of "Dancing With the Stars" until his bad back forced him to quit.

Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan, GH & PC; ex-Craig, ATWT) & Cady McClain (Kelly, Y&R; ex-Dixie, AMC; ex-Rosanna, ATWT) tied the knot on February 14, 2014, at a courthouse in Beverly Hills. They met playing love interests Craig & Rosanna on ATWT and became engaged in December 2012. For more details, click here.

In honor of the 13,000th episode of GH airing Monday, February 24, 2014, ABC produced this video of the long-running soap's "Best Moments."

ABC has renewed GH for the 2014-15 season, and Head Writer Ron Carlivati has signed a new contract to remain with the show.

Last January, Kelly Thiebaud (Britt) was limping around on crutches after having cracked her femur. Now she's wearing another cast this time on her left wrist, which she broke after a fall off a skateboard. She states that she was assured "they'd work around it."

Claire Coffee (ex-Nadine) married musician Chris Thile on December 23, 2013, at Blackberry Farm in Tennessee.

Kirsten Storms (Maxie, GH & GH: Night Shift; ex-Belle, Days) began her maternity leave on Monday, December 30, 2013. She and husband Brandon Barash (ex-Johnny) welcomed a baby girl named Harper on Tuesday, January 7, 2014.

Photographer Jim Warren created a couple of humorous JibJab videos to show how some GH stars might enjoy the winter weather. So watch Anthony Geary (Luke), Robin Mattson (Heather), Ian Buchanan (Duke), Lynn Herring (Lucy), and Anders Hove (ex-Faison) have a raucous snowball fight and Maurice Benard (Sonny) have a sled race with on-screen sons Dominic Zamprogna (Dante), Chad Duell (Michael), and Bryan Craig (Morgan).

Watch Meredith Scott Lynn (Anne, Days) and Jen Lilley (Theresa, Days; ex-Maxie, GH) riffing on the show, stars, and behind the scenes crew in this rap video with appearances from Alison Sweeney (Sami, Days) and several other Salemites, along with clips from the show.

Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth) appears on the cover of a serialized e-book, Liberty Strong, written by her husband Michael Saucedo (ex-Juan). The first installment, Dead Extra, was released on December 20. Take a peek inside! For details on how to order the 6 episodes for Kindle, Nook, and Kobo, check out the Web site, Liberty Strong The Series.

Watch super-suspenseful behind-the-scenes footage of the show's warehouse location shoot!

The documentary film, "An Affair of the Heart," follows the life of actor/musician Rick Springfield from the perspective of his fans who share details on when they first discovered him and what makes him such an icon in their lives. It is available on DVD/blu-ray and also features Y&R's Doug Davidson (Paul) along with GH's Jacklyn Zeman (Bobbie), Kimberly McCullough (Robin), Jason Thompson (Patrick), & Brandon Barash (ex-Johnny). See how to order it here.

Enjoy the "I'm A Soap Star" comedic rap video starring Sean Kanan (AJ, GH; ex-Deacon, B&B & Y&R), Ronn Moss (ex-Ridge, B&B), Joshua Morrow (Nick, Y&R), Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy, Days), Kim Matula (Hope, B&B), and more.

Martha Madison (ex-Belle, Days; ex-Elizabeth, GH; ex-Lola, Passions) and husband AJ Gilbert, had a baby girl named Charley Elizabeth on November 3, 2013.

Read Michael Logan's TV Guide 10/9/13 interview with Tony Geary (Luke). Very enlightening -- he sure is never boring!

Carolyn Hennesy (Diane, GH) has signed on to "Acting Dead," an independent television series about zombies. She will guest star as Dr. Ivana Wurshter, the mysterious woman behind the zombie-actor producing company, Flatline Inc. Production began on Saturday, October 12. Other stars and guest stars include John J. York (Mac, GH), Eric Martsolf (Brady, Days; ex-Ethan, Passions), Jillian Clare (ex-Abigail, Days), and Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy, Days). The semi-dark comedy about the world of Hollywood Zombies has until Wednesday, October 16 for their crowd funding campaign, with perks beginning at just $4. To join the campaign team, or learn more about the show, visit http://igg.me/at/ad.

Steve Burton (Dylan, Y&R; ex-Jason, GH), wrote a song called "You Killed Romeo" with Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky, GH), which aired on the Monday, September 23 episode of Y&R and is available on iTunes on Tuesday, September 24. See the montage on YouTube.

Michael Easton (Silas, GH; ex-McBain, OLTL; ex-Caleb, PC; ex-Tanner, Days) and his wife, Ginevra Arabia, have a new baby boy, Jack Boru, born on Saturday, September 7, 2013. He joins big sis, Lilah Bell, who was born on April 15, 2011.

Stephen Kay (ex-Reginald) is engaged to the star of USA's "Covert Affairs" Piper Perabo.

Erin Hershey Presley (ex-Alison) and husband Brian Presley (Jack, Port Charles & GH) had their third child together in June 2013. They also have 6-year-old Jackson and 3-year-old Emma.

Watch an 8-minute documentary by the son of Chris Robinson (ex-Rick). "Bankrupt by Beanies" discusses his $100,000 investment in the furry collectibles.

Check out Nikki's personal account of the 2013 GH Fan Club Weekend!

Todd Davis, who played Bryan Phillips on GH and Dr. Josh Hall on OLTL, has passed away at 61. Bryan was a social worker who was Scotty's best pal and former roommate from 1978-87. He and Claudia, played by Bianca Ferguson, were a super-couple.

GH's Molly Lansing-Davis has written a follow-up to "Love In Maine," the romance novel Connie tried to pass off on her own. "Maine Squeeze" will be released as an E-book on Tuesday, August 13, and follows the courtship of Stephanie and Jeff, the best pal and brother of "Love In Maine's" heroine, Maddie. To pre-order the Kindle edition, visit Amazon.com here.

Jack Wagner (ex-Frisco, GH) is not happy with the way Frisco left GH and regrets not standing up for the character. He apologized to all his fans on Twitter.

Michael Easton (Silas Clay, GH; ex-Stephen Clay, GH; ex-John McBain, OLTL) gave a revealing interview to Michael Logan about his controversial recasting.  Read it here!

The Raymond Historical Museum, in the Sierra Nevada town of Raymond, California, near Yosemite, is owned and operated by Lynn Herring (Lucy, GH & PC; ex-Audrey, ATWT; ex-Lisanne, Days) and Wayne Northrop (Roman, Days; ex-Rex, PC). It is in the 1886 Charles Miller House, containing historical items from the area, from wagons to a restored train caboose, Native American artifacts to granite and gold mining tools. You can sit on the old board and batten home's porch or in the original kitchen filled with antique cooking utensils and be transported back in time.

At the Young Artist Awards on Sunday, May 5, 2013, GH's Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma) won the award for Young Actress 10 and Under in a TV Series.

Ted King (ex-Luis/Lorenzo) and his wife, Maya, became parents to new daughter Vivienne Aurelia King on April 17, 2013. Vivienne joins big sister Ava Celeste, 2.

Prospect Park has filed a $25 million breach of contract lawsuit against ABC, claiming that the network has violated the licensing agreement it forged with PP two years ago and has been sabotaging the company's attempt to relaunch AMC and OLTL online. PP claims that ABC has actively caused problems, including refusing to transfer the website addresses for the shows and failing to consult on storylines involving OLTL characters "borrowed" by GH.

GH's 50th Anniversary Cast Photo

Recent interview with Mark Hamill (ex-Kent) mentioning GH. Also, check out this nice photo of him, back then, and a quote. Photo

Sean Blakemore (Shawn) and wife Nadyia Jones had a baby girl named Jersey Blakemore in May 2013. They had been married on June 19, 2010.

Jaime Ray Newman (ex-Kristina) and hubby Guy Nattiv are expecting their first child, a daughter, this summer.

ABC.com has created a timeline for GH's 50th anniversary with highlights and rare photos from every decade, beginning with the '60s with a classic shot of Jessie and Steve!

James Franco on "The Tonight Show" 3/14/13 Part 1 James Franco talks about his days as a graffiti artist. Part 2 James Franco on wearing a grill and cornrows for Spring Breakers.

On March 7, 2013, James Franco (ex-Franco, GH) received a star on on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6838 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the El Capitan Theatre.

Drew Cheetwood (Milo) and wife Jenna had a baby girl, Grace Alexandria, on March 3, 2013. See a picture of her here with Dad and Uncle Derk.

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Benefiting the Desi Geestman Foundation, which provides financial and emotional support to young cancer victims and their families, Steve Burton (GH's Jason) & Derk Cheetwood (GH's Max) have co-created "Soap Dishes:  The Cookbook," featuring 35 of your favorite daytime soap opera stars who have come together with their most delicious recipes on over 200 pages with exclusive intimate interviews that will take you through a behind the scenes look at the private lives of your favorite actors with gorgeous color photos.

Larry Gates (H.B. Lewis), who died in 1996 from leukemia, and his wife, Judy, who died in March 2009, have left the town of Cornwall, Connecticut, where they took up residence in the 1950s, a bequeathed donation of $200,000. A few months after Judy's death, the town learned of the gift, the largest bequest in Cornwall’s history, but haven't yet decided how to use it.

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Lawrence Saint-Victor (ex-Remy) is featured in a one page "Take Five" article.

In the 4/27/15 issue of Soap Opera Digest, the new soap "Queens of Drama" is profiled. It will air on POPTV. Many daytime stars appear in it, such as Crystal Hunt (ex-Lizzie).

'Guiding Light' Soap Star Finds New Beginning As Fitness Enthusiast
Have you ever wanted to try something new, but been too afraid?
In this video, Beth Chamberlin, retired soap opera star, is here to tell you, yes you can!  For 15 years, Beth was a series regular on Guiding Light. When the show was canceled, she made the choice to pursue other passions
In addition to her career roles as actress and fitness instructor, Beth is also a mother, who witnessed many women, struggling as she had, to prioritize fitness into their jam packed schedules. Today, Beth is a certified kettlebell trainer as well as the proud owner of Nyack Boot Camp, a training facility located in Nyack, New York, where she conducts High Intensity Interval Training. She has also produced two kettlebell fitness videos and continues to lecture about health and fitness. Beth aspires everyday to bring out the best in herself and encourages anyone with a dream and the ambition to pursue it that new beginnings are always possible.

Stephanie Gatschet (ex-Tammy, GL; ex-Madison, AMC) had a daughter, Vela, on Saturday, March 28, with pro sailing racer Willem Van Waay. See photos here!

Matt Bomer (ex-Ian) won a Golden Globe Award in January 2015 for Best Supporting Actor in "The Normal Heart," as well as the 2015 People's Choice Award for "Favorite Cable TV Actor"! Congratulations!

Hayden Panettiere (ex-Lizzie) & Wladimir Klitschko had a daughter named Kaya Evdokia on December 9, 2014.

Sadly, Adrienne Frantz (ex-Amber, Y&R & B&B) has miscarried for the second time. She is married to Scott Bailey (ex-Sandy, GL).

18 Cancellations That Cut Deep

Crystal Hunt (ex-Stacy, OLTL; ex-Lizzie, GL) was charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon stemming from a December 13, 2013, incident at a bar in Los Angeles where she smashed a pint glass into a woman's face. UPDATE: She plead no contest and was sentenced to 3 years' probation and 45 days working for Caltrans. Read more here!

Terrell Tilford (Barton, Y&R; ex-Greg, OLTL; ex-David, GL) and wife Victoria Platt (ex-Vicky, GL) welcomed their first child, a daughter named Marley, on Sunday, August 24, 2014.

Listen to the 8/7/14 Soap Nation Live with Michael Fairman and guest co-host Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GH) as they were joined by guests Finola Hughes (Anna, GH & GH: Night Shift; ex-Alex, AMC; ex-Helena, Sunset Beach), Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma), Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, Y&R; ex-Kelly, OLTL; ex-Dinah, GL), Galen Gering (Rafe, Days), & Minae Noji (ex-Kelly, GH & GH: Night Shift) plus a moving special message and interview by Michael Sutton (ex-Stone).

Matt Bomer (ex-Ben Reade, GL; ex-Ian Kipling, AMC) is nominated for a 2014 Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for playing Felix Turner in "The Normal Heart."

Ruby Dee (Nurse Martha Frazier, 1967) passed away at 91 on June 11, 2014.

Jeff Branson (Jonathan, AMC; ex-Ronan, Y&R; ex-Shayne, GL) and girlfriend Jaimie Foley announced the birth of their first child, son Van James in March 2014. You can see a pic of the happy family on Twitter by clicking here!

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON
5/7/14 Matt Bomer Put His Scale to Work Jimmy asks Matt (ex-Ben) about losing, and regaining, a lot of weight for his role in the upcoming film "The Normal Heart."

Matt Bomer (ex-Ben), who came out in 2012, has been married to longtime love Simon Halls, a publicist, since 2011. They share three children, 6-year-old twins and an 8-year-old.

James Rebhorn (ex-Bradley Raines, GL; ex-Angus Oliver, ATWT) passed away at 65 on Friday, March 21, 2014. 

In June, 2013, Zach Roerig (ex-Casey, ATWT; ex-Hunter, OLTL, ex-Alex, GL) filed for sole custody of his two-year-old daughter with Alanna Turner, who is currently in federal prison in Georgia. In 2008, she was arrested for felony forgery, selling drugs (another felony), and driving without a license.

Paul Rauch, executive producer of Another World, Guiding Light, One Life to Live, Y&R, Santa Barbara, and Texas, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2012.

Jordi Vilasuso (ex-Griffin, AMC; ex-Tony, GL) and wife Kaitlin became proud first-time parents to daughter Riley Grace Vilasuso on November 26, 2012.

Emmy-winner Barbara Esensten, who created Loving/The City with James Harmon Brown and wrote for a slew of soaps including Guiding Light, Port Charles, One Life to Live, Days of Our Lives, Dynasty, and All My Children, passed away on November 14, 2012, at the age of 75.

Beth Chamberlin (ex-Beth) launched a new online campaign to help raise funds for her Women's Fitness Empowerment Project, her newest workout program which she hopes to share via a series of training DVDs specially designed by her. To donate or learn more about the project, visit http://www.indiegogo.com/WomensEmpowermentProject.

Ron Raines (ex-Alan, GL) was nominated for a Tony Award as best leading actor in a musical for his performance in the Broadway revival of "Follies."

Soapclassics.com has released The Bauer Family collection, honoring GL's favorite family with 10 classic episodes from 1977-2009. It features memorable moments such as Bauer family barbecues and Papa Bauer's death, among others. The collection costs $19.95, and a free online episode can be viewed on www.soapclassics.com.

Linda Cook Mann (ex-Egypt, Loving, ex-Ann/Lucy, ATWT; ex-Ellen, OLTL; ex-Brenda, GL) passed away from breast cancer complications on April 12 in New York City, surrounded by her loved ones.

The Phillip Spaulding Collection of 5 memorable episodes, including a rare 1977 one featuring 7-year-old Phillip, is available now on www.soapclassics.com for $12.95.

Nick Santino (ex-Officer Anton, AMC; ex-Father Soto, GL) killed himself with pills on his 47th birthday, hours after he was forced to put his beloved pit-bull to sleep under pressure from his Manhattan condo. His suicide note read, "Today I betrayed my best friend and put down my best friend ... Rocco trusted me and I failed him. He didn’t deserve this."

Rob Bogue (Mallet) and Mandy Bruno (Marina) had a son on Friday, January 13, 2012, named Flynn Zachariah Bogue. They were married on March 26, 2011, in Mexico, making her stepmother to her husband's two children, Zeb and Zoe, from his previous marriage.

Soap Classics President Mark Yates is moving forward with DVD package for "Guiding Light," which will include 20 classic episodes including Quint and Nola's wedding, Roger Thorpe's death and other memorable moments spanning 30 years on the show. The DVD release is currently slated for mid-January. For more information, visit www.soapclassics.com, where you can still purchase the ATWT box set, including a special "Christmas In Oakdale" package.

SoapClassics has bought many P&G soaps and will be selling them online. They are already selling some episodes of ATWT at soapclassics.com and Amazon. They hope to sell some episodes in the future of Guiding Light, Another World, Search for Tomorrow, Edge of Night, and Texas.

"Playing Reva Shayne was so much more than just a job and a paycheck. It was the role of a lifetime." -Kim Zimmer, from I'm Just Sayin'
The landscape of daytime television will dramatically change next year when soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live go off the air, cancelled after more than forty years on television. No one knows what the demise of these shows will mean for television and for the affected actors better than Guiding Light veteran and one of daytime's favorites, Kim Zimmer. Her show was cancelled in 2009, ending one of television's longest-running success stories and leaving Zimmer without a job.
This August, New American Library is excited to publish Zimmer's new book, I'M JUST SAYIN'!: Three Deaths, Seven Husbands, and a Clone! My Life as a Daytime Diva (New American Library Hardcover; August 2, 2011; $26.95; ISBN: 978-0-451-23343-1).
Zimmer, a four-time Emmy Award-winning actress, is known around the world for her twenty-seven year portrayal of Reva Shayne on the popular daytime drama Guiding Light. While on the show, Zimmer played a vixen, a manic-depressive, an Amish woman, a time traveler, a Civil War belle, a talk show host, a cancer survivor, a loving mother, and a devoted wife. But now in her new memoir, Zimmer shares the story of the woman behind Reva-from her beginnings as a small-town Midwestern girl to landing one of the greatest roles in the history of daytime television and becoming a soap opera icon.
In I'M JUST SAYIN'!, Zimmer also talks about:
* Why soap operas are going off the air after decades of popularity
* Her struggles with alcohol and how it impacted her family and her career
* How she balanced being a busy working mother (her "greatest role") and a full-time career woman
* Her encounters with such celebrities as Kathleen Turner, Alec Baldwin, and Oprah Winfrey
* How she has managed to maintain a successful marriage for thirty years
* The difficulties of losing a job later in life, especially in a field that is youth and beauty focused, and how she continues to pursue her acting dreams
Blatantly honest and wildly entertaining, I'M JUST SAYIN'! takes readers on an insightful journey through the parallel lives of Reva Shayne and Kim Zimmer and chronicles the stories behind Guiding Light, the longest-running drama in television and radio history (72 years!).

OLTL

Randolph Mantooth (ex-Alex, Loving/The City; ex-Hal, ATWT, ex-Kirk, OLTL; ex-Richard, GH) has completed treatment for cancer in August, 2015.

Erin Torpey (ex-Jessica) and husband Hamilton von Watts are having another boy. Son Izaiah Torpey von Watts is 5.

Michael Easton (Silas, GH; ex-McBain, OLTL; ex-Caleb, PC; ex-Tanner, Days) has written the graphic novel "Credence: Lose This Skin." Check out the trailer here!

Terri Conn (ex-Katie, ATWT; ex-Aubrey, OLTL) and husband Austin Peck (ex-Brad, ATWT; ex-Rick, OLTL; ex-Austin, Days) had their second daughter together named Morgan Theresa Peck, on July 18. She joins the couple's daughter, Keira (3), as well as Conn's daughter, Julia, and Peck's sons, AJ and Roman.

Matthew Ashford (ex-Stephen) and Lana Buss are expecting their second child in November. The baby girl will join brother Henry and two half-sisters, Grace & Emma.

Check out new OLTL fan fiction!

On July 2, 2015, Michael Easton's (Silas, GH; ex-McBain, OLTL; ex-Caleb, PC; ex-Tanner, Days) short film "Ultraviolent," which he directed and produced, starring Trevor St. John (ex-Victor, OLTL), won the "Best of Show" Award in The Best Shorts Competition which recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity.

Farah Fath (ex-Gigi, OLTL; ex-Mimi, Days) married Phil Galfond on Friday, May 15, 2015, in Las Vegas.

Kristen Alderson (ex-Starr, OLTL) has left General Hospital.

Nathan Fillion (ex-Joey) won The People's Choice Award for "Favorite Crime Drama TV Actor"!

Sean Ringgold (ex-Shaun) was accused of "criminal sexual conduct" in Secaucus, NJ, on June 25 and arrested on July 2, 2013. The Superior Court of New Jersey conducted a grand jury investigation into allegations of rape. UPDATE: Nearly a year and $70,000 in legal fees later, all charges against Ringgold have been dropped. Read more here!

Crystal Hunt (ex-Stacy, OLTL; ex-Lizzie, GL) was charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon stemming from a December 13, 2013, incident at a bar in Los Angeles where she smashed a pint glass into a woman's face. UPDATE: She plead no contest and was sentenced to 3 years' probation and 45 days working for Caltrans (California Department of Transportation). Read more here!

Corbin Bleu (ex-Jeffrey) proposed to longtime girlfriend, Sasha Clements, in front of Cinderella's Castle at Disney World. He put the engagement ring in a glass shoe and presented it to her prior to the park's fireworks display.

Terrell Tilford (Barton, Y&R; ex-Greg, OLTL; ex-David, GL) and wife Victoria Platt (ex-Vicky, GL) welcomed their first child, a daughter named Marley, on Sunday, August 24, 2014.

Listen to the 8/7/14 Soap Nation Live with Michael Fairman and guest co-host Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GH) as they were joined by guests Finola Hughes (Anna, GH & GH: Night Shift; ex-Alex, AMC; ex-Helena, Sunset Beach), Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma), Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, Y&R; ex-Kelly, OLTL; ex-Dinah, GL), Galen Gering (Rafe, Days), & Minae Noji (ex-Kelly, GH & GH: Night Shift) plus a moving special message and interview by Michael Sutton (ex-Stone).

Elaine Stritch (ex-Wilma) passed away on July 17, 2014, at the age of 89.

The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony hosted by Kathy Griffin was streamed live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel at www.daytimeemmys.net beginning at 5:00 p.m. PT on Sunday, June 22, 2014. The nominations for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday, May 1. The winners are in bold.

On Friday, June 20, 2014, at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards were presented. Click here to see who won!

Sherri Saum (ex-Keri) & Kamar de los Reyes (ex-Antonio) had twin boys named John Rubén and Michael Luís on May 13, 2014. See their pic here!

Scott Evans (ex-Fish) and his brother Chris Evans (Captain America et al.) were on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" Monday 3/31 with their mom, playing the Sibling-Wed game. Part 1 Part 2

On March 10, 2014, Prospect Park Networks filed for bankruptcy protection, because they owe money to 20 individuals or companies, including $1.7 million to ABC, $750,000 to the law firm representing it in its lawsuit against ABC, $86,000 to the Screen Actors Guild, $50,000 to the Directors Guild, $345,000 to the Connecticut Film Center (where AMC and OLTL taped), $565,000 to NEP Broadcasting (a company that provides teleproduction services), $205,000 to OLTL actress Erika Slezak (Viki) and $60,000 to her co-star Tuc Watkins (David).

On March 7, ABC filed a cross-complaint over Prospect Park's failure to pay the licensing fees it owes to ABC for the rights to AMC and OLTL. Read more here!

"Soap Life," a documentary about the evolving face of daytime, was released on March 11, 2014 and is now available on iTunes for $12.99. Also, buy or rent at Amazon. For more info. and to view the trailer, visit https://www.facebook.com/soaplifedoc.

See Tuc Watkins (David) cook pork tenderloin & salsa on The Hallmark Channel.

The TVGN documentary "Who Shot the Daytime Soap?" aired on Monday, December 16 at 8 p.m. ET, with a sneak preview earlier the same day at 2 p.m. ET. It examines at the startling power and resiliency of daytime drama and how it all went haywire. See a preview here!

Sherri Saum (ex-Keri) and husband Kamar de los Reyes (ex-Antonio) are expecting twins in early summer 2014. The couple has been married since 2007 and Kamar has a son, Caylen, 16.

On December 3, 2013, Prospect Park’s co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz filed a complaint against the company and its investors to see if he can get out of his exclusive 5-year contract, because he disagrees with the cancellation of AMC & OLTL.

The Season 17 cast of "Dancing With the Stars" includes Corbin Bleu (Jeffrey, OLTL), partnered with Karina Smirnoff. The season premiered on ABC on Monday, September 16, 2013 and ended on Tuesday, November 26 when Corbin & Karina came in second place.

George Reinholt (ex-Steve Frame, AW; ex-Tony Lord, OLTL) of Essington, PA, died on November 11, 2013, at the age of 73 of cancer at the Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park. For his full obit, click here.

In an interview with Carolyn Hinsey on 11/15, Sonia Blangiardo, AMC Supervising Producer, cites the IATSE union dispute over pay rates for the crew as the reason for both the online OLTL & AMC's halt of production on June 5, 2013. The ABC lawsuit, low ratings, and eventually actors getting other jobs or being pregnant (AMC's Eden Riegel, Bianca & Paula Garces, Lea) when their characters were not, contributed to Prospect Park's problems. Even though the union dispute was resolved on June 20, production did not resume in August as planned, because all of the above obstacles "discouraged potential investors." Carolyn states that half of OLTL was unrecognizable to her, but Sonia thinks their biggest flaw was concentrating too much on the “Wow Factor” for events. Sometimes, they lost track of why the event was happening in first place. To read more, click here.

Prospect Park, which licensed "All My Children" & "One Life to Live" from ABC to relaunch them as web-only series, sued in April 2013 in Los Angeles Superior Court claiming that the network sabotaged the relaunch by, among other things, killing off key characters. On November 13, the plaintiff filed a new amended complaint with more details of ABC's alleged fraud and a demand for more than $95 million in damages. For all the details, click here.

Jensen Buchanan (ex-Vicky/Marley, AW; ex-Sarah, OLTL) and husband, Sam Gores, the chairman of the Paradigm Talent Agency, are splitting after 10 years of marriage. She has two sons, Conor, 19, and Angus, 17 from her first marriage to Gray O'Brien.

The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will include a new category "Outstanding New Approaches Drama Series" for online shows. Also, daytime dramas that have produced 35 episodes in the calendar year of 2013 are available for entry in Outstanding Drama Series, which means the rebooted AMC and OLTL will be eligible to compete against the broadcast network soaps.

Holly Gagnier (ex-Cassie Carpenter, OLTL; ex-Ivy Jannings, Days) is being sued by her 80-year-old ballet teacher, Patricia McCoy, who claims that Gagnier tried to sabotage a potential movie deal between McCoy and Hunter Tylo (ex-Dr. Taylor Hayes, B&B; ex-Marina Toscano, Days; ex-Robin McCall, AMC). Read more here!

Michael Easton (Silas, GH; ex-McBain, OLTL; ex-Caleb, PC; ex-Tanner, Days) and his wife, Ginevra Arabia, have a new baby boy, Jack Boru, born on Saturday, September 7, 2013. He joins big sis, Lilah Bell, who was born on April 15, 2011.

You don't have to go to Hulu.com to watch OLTL episodes. They are now also available at http://www.toln.com/onelifetolive.

The Los Angeles Times reported on September 3, 2013, that Prospect Park is shelving "One Life to Live" until the ABC lawsuit is resolved. The team will focus on producing "All My Children," which proved to be the more popular show online. Writers are currently putting together scripts for a second season with plans to ramp up production this month for a second season of AMC.

Prospect Park has filed a $25 million breach of contract lawsuit against ABC, claiming that the network has violated the licensing agreement it forged with PP two years ago and has been sabotaging the company's attempt to relaunch AMC and OLTL online. PP claims that ABC has actively caused problems, including refusing to transfer the website addresses for the shows and failing to consult on storylines involving OLTL characters "borrowed" by GH. Read the full complaint here. ABC has responded that it remains very supportive of the online launch of both OLTL and AMC. "With respect to Prospect Park's lawsuit, we believe the claims are baseless, and we will defend them vigorously in court and not the press.”

Todd Davis, who played Bryan Phillips on GH and Dr. Josh Hall on OLTL, has passed away at 61. Bryan was a social worker who was Scotty's best pal and former roommate from 1978-87. He and Claudia, played by Bianca Ferguson, were a supercouple.

OLTL wrapped up its first season on Monday, August 19 after the 40th episode. PP chief Jeff Kwatinetz said "We are prepping now for next season and have more surprises and twists and turns to deliver audiences. I am just hoping they stay on the soaps and not in our way." Prospect Park has not yet announced when the two series will return for season two.

Michael Easton (Silas Clay, GH; ex-Stephen Clay, GH; ex-John McBain, OLTL) gave a revealing interview to Michael Logan about his controversial recasting.  Read it here!

In June, 2013, Zach Roerig (ex-Casey, ATWT; ex-Hunter, OLTL, ex-Alex, GL) filed for sole custody of his two-year-old daughter with Alanna Turner, who is currently in federal prison in Georgia. In 2008, she was arrested for felony forgery, selling drugs (another felony), and driving without a license.

Now's your last chance to purchase "Loving Llanview" OLTL merchandise such as T-shirts, mugs, champagne glasses, sweatpants, and magazines.

Every Thursday night at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, beginning on Thursday, June 20, Michael Fairman will host a one-hour radio show on BlogTalkRadio all about AMC & OLTL. The first guest is Prospect Park CEO Jeff Kwatinetz.

HLN (Headline News) presented the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards live from The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 16. Go to our Daytime news page to find out who won!

Judith Light (ex-Karen) has won a Tony Award for her role in "The Assembled Parties"! This is her second Tony win for Best Featured Actress in a Play.

Yahoo! has released a music video for the OLTL theme song “Brand New Start” performed by IZA Lach and featuring Snoop Lion.

Jensen Ackles (ex-Eric, Days) and wife Daneel Harris Ackles (ex-Shannon, OLTL), who wed in 2010, announced the birth of their daughter Justice Jay "JJ" Ackles on Thursday, May 30.

Jessica Klein and Marin Gazzaniga are the new head writers for OLTL. Other writers include: Alex Douglas and Jed Seidel.

Prospect Park says that "The terms of the F/X Canada deal stipulated a five day run. Now that the shows have been reduced, the agreement is no longer valid. However, the great news is that Canadian viewers can now access the shows via iTunes Canada."

TOLN now has a YouTube Channel where you can see the premiere episodes of both AMC & OLTL.

At Hulu.com, you can now watch newly-produced looks back at the first 3 weeks of OLTL.Tuc Watkins & Twins

Tuc Watkins (pic on right) announced on April 26, 2013 in an interview with Marie Osmond that he's a gay single dad of twins, daughter Catchen and son Curtis, via surrogate. 

Check out our OLTL cast page to see who has signed on to the Online OLTL.

Ted King (ex-Luis/Lorenzo, GH; ex-Tomas, OLTL) and his wife, Maya, became parents to new daughter Vivienne Aurelia King on April 17, 2013. Vivienne joins big sister Ava Celeste, 2.

Snoop Lion, aka Snoop Dogg, produced the theme song for OLTL called "Brand New Start" featuring artist Iza Lach.

For those of you who use Instagram, One Life to Live now has an Official Page to follow, which includes the latest behind-the-scenes footage of the OLTL stars. Be sure to check it out here!

Enjoy personal Jerry ver Dorn (Clint) behind-the-scenes pictures of new studio in Connecticut.

View a great official new OLTL cast photo taken at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club by noted photographer Chapman Baehler and styled by E's Fashion Police, George Kotsiopoulos! Featured in the cast photo from left to right are:  Jerry verDorn (Clint), Kassie DePaiva (Blair), Melissa Archer (Natalie), Robert S. Woods (Bo), Andrew Trischitta (Jack), Laura Harrier (Destiny), Tuc Watkins (David), Erika Slezak (Viki), Josh Kelly (Cutter), Florencia Lozano (Téa), Kelley Missal (Dani), and Robert Gorrie (Matthew). See Hulu's behind-the-scenes promo here!

OLTL pictures, autographs, and scripts are being auctioned on eBay to benefit Autism Speaks.

Enjoy a beautiful video of a sexy photo shoot with the cast of the new AMC & OLTL.

Brittany Underwood (ex-Langston, OLTL) collaborated with Kristen Alderson (Starr, OLTL/GH) and Chad Duell (Michael, GH) on a music video for her new single "Flow," which was released last night on YouTube.  Check out the video here!

Vivian Gundaker is now Coordinating Producer of both AMC and OLTL. From 1995-2010, she worked for P&G as producer at both Another World and As The World Turns.

Nominations for the 2013 Writers Guild Award for Best Daytime Drama included the writing teams of "Days of Our Lives," "One Life to Live," and "The Young and The Restless." On February 17, 2013, the award went to Y&R.

Interview with Reserved for Rondee featuring band members Billy Magnussen (ex-Casey, ATWT) & Tom Degnan (Joey, OLTL).

The nominees for the 2012 Directors Guild of America for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials are Albert Alarr for Days, Larry Carpenter, William Ludel, & Scott McKinsey for GH, and Jill Mitwell for OLTL. At the DGA award ceremony, OLTL's Jill Mitwell won for the episode "Between Heaven and Hell."

Alison Goodman is Prospect Park's Online Network's casting director. Carole Shure is the Production Executive for The Online Network, and Chris Savage is the Unit Production Manager/Line Producer for AMC and OLTL.

Shanelle Workman (ex-Flash/Sarah, OLTL) and Matthew Borlenghi (ex-Brian, AMC) are involved in legal battles with Workman's mother over her younger sister, Ariel, who stars in "Modern Family". More Information

Paul Rauch, executive producer of Another World, Guiding Light, One Life to Live, Y&R, Santa Barbara, and Texas, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2012.

Catherine Hickland (ex-Lindsay) married businessman Todd Fisher on Saturday, December 22, 2012. He is the son of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher's brother.

Starr (Kristen Alderson) sings the song "One Life to Live"

"Soap Life," a documentary about the evolving face of daytime, was completed in June. For more info. and to view the trailer, visit https://www.facebook.com/soaplifedoc.

Life's Lessons in the Soap Suds Great article!

Check out this fantastic video, created by former OLTL Associate Director and Editor Teresa Cicala, which features memorable OLTL clips from 2011, the last year of the show, set to a rocking' dance-track rendition of "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life."

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PASSIONS

Natalie Zea (ex-Gwen) stars as Mickey in the new ABC series "Members Only" in Fall of 2014.

Natalie Zea (ex-Gwen) and Travis Schuldt (ex-Ethan) married in Kauai, Hawaii on July 16 after 11 years of dating, reports Us Weekly. They met in 2003 while on Passions. For more click here. They are expecting their first child in Fall 2015.

Michael Dietz (ex-Mark, B&B; ex-Joe, PC & GH; ex-Jake/Pete, Passions) is executive producer of a new game show "The Line" coming to GSN later this year. They're shooting from Saturday, July 19 to Tuesday, July 22 at The Court Of 3 Stars in the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in Nashville, TN. If you'd like to participate, register at http://gsntv.com/THELINE/.

Victor Alfieri (ex-Giovanni, B&B; ex-Gianni, Passions; ex-Franco, Days; ex-Ciro, AMC) claims he was attacked with a hairbrush by his 47-year-old neighbor, Christopher Veech, who beat him in the face in December, 2013, after relentlessly harassing him for more than a year and threatening to put him in the hospital. According to Alfieri, Veech was arrested for battery but released a day later, and the harassment never stopped. He says, "the right side of his face still hurts like a bitch and his right eye now twitches." The judge granted the restraining order, but can't order Veech to stay far away because he lives in Alfieri's building, so the order is that Veech must stay 3 yards away.

Martha Madison (ex-Belle, Days; ex-Elizabeth, GH; ex-Lola, Passions) and husband AJ Gilbert, had a baby girl named Charley Elizabeth on November 3, 2013.

Carolyn Hennesy (Diane, GH) has signed on to "Acting Dead," an independent television series about zombies. She will guest star as Dr. Ivana Wurshter, the mysterious woman behind the zombie-actor producing company, Flatline Inc.  Production begins on Saturday, October 12. Other stars and guest stars include John J. York (Mac, GH), Eric Martsolf (Brady, Days; ex-Ethan, Passions), Jillian Clare (ex-Abigail, Days), and Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy, Days). The semi-dark comedy about the world of Hollywood Zombies has until Wednesday, October 16 for their crowd funding campaign, with perks beginning at just $4. To join the campaign team, or learn more about the show, visit http://igg.me/at/ad.

Natalie Zea and Travis Schuldt, who met playing Gwen and Ethan on "Passions," are now engaged after 10 years together.

Heidi Mueller (ex-Kay) had a baby girl, Savanna June, on June 20, 2013. Father is DeMarco Murray who is a football player with the Dallas Cowboys.

Liza Huber (ex-Gwen) gave birth to her fourth child, Mason, on February 6, 2013. Her mom is Susan Lucci, AMC's Erica Kane.

Citing "irreconcilable differences," Lindsay Hartley (ex-Cara, AMC; ex-Arianna, Days; ex-Theresa, Passions) has filed for divorce from husband Justin Hartley (ex-Fox, Passions). They met while starring on Passions, wed in 2004 and have a daughter, Isabella, 7. Lindsay is seeking joint physical and legal custody.

PC

Michael Dietz (ex-Mark, B&B; ex-Joe, PC & GH; ex-Jake/Pete, Passions) is executive producer of a new game show "The Line" coming to GSN later this year.

Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan, GH & PC; ex-Craig, ATWT) & Cady McClain (Kelly, Y&R; ex-Dixie, AMC; ex-Rosanna, ATWT) tied the knot on February 14, 2014, at a courthouse in Beverly Hills. They met playing love interests Craig and Rosanna on ATWT and became engaged in December 2012. For more details, click here.

Michael Easton (Silas, GH; ex-McBain, OLTL; ex-Caleb, PC; ex-Tanner, Days) and his wife, Ginevra Arabia, have a new baby boy, Jack Boru, born on Saturday, September 7, 2013. He joins big sis, Lilah Bell, who was born on April 15, 2011.

Brian Gaskill's (ex-Rafe) Kickstarter Project
The Speech (Inside of You), an erotic romantic comedy drama (short film) about a union of hearts outside of a wedding.

The Raymond Historical Museum, in the Sierra Nevada town of Raymond, California, near Yosemite, is owned and operated by Lynn Herring (Lucy, GH & PC; ex-Audrey, ATWT; ex-Lisanne, Days) and Wayne Northrop (Roman, Days; ex-Rex, PC). It is in the 1886 Charles Miller House, containing historical items from the area, from wagons to a restored train caboose, Native American artifacts to granite and gold mining tools. You can sit on the old board and batten home's porch or in the original kitchen filled with antique cooking utensils and be transported back in time.

Erin Hershey Presley and husband Brian Presley (Jack, Port Charles) are expecting their third child, another little girl, Ruby Rose Presley, due around June 15. She will join 6-year-old Jackson and 3-year-old Emma.

Jon Lindstrom (ex-Craig, ATWT; ex-Kevin/Ryan, GH & PC) and Cady McClain (ex-Dixie, AMC; ex-Rosanna, ATWT) announced their engagement in December, 2012.

Emmy-winner Barbara Esensten, who created Loving/The City with James Harmon Brown and wrote for a slew of soaps including Guiding Light, Port Charles, One Life to Live, Days of Our Lives, Dynasty, and All My Children, passed away on November 14, 2012, at the age of 75.

"What Happens Next," starring Jon Lindstrom (Kevin) was released on Netflix and DVD on February 7, 2012. Lindstrom plays Paul Greco, a recently retired, straight billionaire and socialite who finds himself at loose ends until his worried sister gives him a puppy. "While walking the dog in the park, he meets a young man, Andy, a gay advertising wiz, and they start to develop a friendship," Lindstrom previews. As the new friends explore the distinction between contentment and happiness, they also face complications presented by their ill-informed family members and their well-meaning advisors.

Michael Easton (Caleb) appears on GH as John McBain.

Kiko Ellsworth (Jamal) and his wife, Christine Carlo, had a daughter, Zen Satya Ellsworth, on August 28, 2011.

Michael Easton (Caleb) and his wife, Ginevra Arabia, had a daughter, Lilah Bell Easton, on April 15, 2011.

According to tvshowsondvd.com, "Werewolf - The Complete Series" was released on DVD 5/6/09.  John J. York (Mac) starred in this 1980s series on FOX.

Edward Albert (ex-Dr. Bennett) died of lung cancer at the age of 55.

Kin Shriner (ex-Scotty) and Genie Francis (Laura) returned to GH in February, 2013.

SUNSET BEACH

Kelly Hu (Rae Chang) stars in this Viagra commercial.

Listen to the 8/7/14 Soap Nation Live with Michael Fairman and guest co-host Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GH) as they were joined by guests Finola Hughes (Anna, GH & GH: Night Shift; ex-Alex, AMC; ex-Helena, Sunset Beach), Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma, GH), Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, Y&R; ex-Kelly, OLTL; ex-Dinah, GL), Galen Gering (Rafe, Days), & Minae Noji (ex-Kelly, GH & GH: Night Shift) plus a moving special message and interview by Michael Sutton (ex-Stone, GH).

Susan Ward (ex-Meg) and hubby David Robertson expect a boy in August, 2013.

Y&R

Greg Rikaart (Kevin, Y&R) married Robert Sudduth, a writer on the new series "Hot & Bothered," on a beach on May 13, 2015.

If you missed the 2015 Daytime Emmy Awards, you can watch it here!

Tyra Banks hosted the the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards live on Sunday, April 26, 2015, from the Warner Brothers Studio lot on Stage 16. Click here to see who won!

The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards took place on Friday, April 24, 2015, at the Universal Hilton in Los Angeles, hosted by Alex Trebek & Florence Henderson. Find out who won here!

OLDER NEWS:

Charles Pratt, Jr. became Y&R's new Head Writer as well as Executive Producer, on September 22, 2014. Pratt previously wrote for AMC, GH, Santa Barbara, Sunset Beach, as well as primetime shows Melrose Place, Titans, & Models Inc. Jill Farren Phelps is still Y&R's executive producer. Current Co-Head Writer Shelly Altman remains on the writing staff but the other Co-Head Writer, Jean Passanante, is no longer with the show.

Watch full daily episodes of Y&R at CBS.com, Xfinity, YouTube, and Global TV (for Canadian viewers only).

Jonathan Bray (Johnny, the Bartender, Y&R) was nominated for Best Actor in a Drama for the 2014 Robby Awards, presented each year to honor achievements in theater in Los Angeles. He did not win.

Beau Kazer, who originated the role of Katherine’s son, Brock Reynolds, on Y&R in 1974, passed away on December 30, 2014, at the age of 63 in Thousand Oaks, CA. He last returned to the show in September 2013 for Katherine's memorial.

Y&R marked its 26th consecutive year as the #1 daytime drama as of December 12, 2014. The winning streak began the week of December 26, 1988. The show premiered on March 26, 1973.

The men of Y&R - Daniel Goddard (Cane), Justin Hartley (Adam), Joshua Morrow (Nick), Bryton James (Devon), & Peter Bergman (Jack) appeared on "The Queen Latifah Show" on Wednesday, November 26. For videos of their appearances, check out the following links: The Men of Y&R Flasback, The Men of Y&R Reveal Their Best Kisses, Peter Bergman Celebrates 25 Years of Y&R, & Justin Hartley of Y&R Shows Off His Dimples.

On Sunday, November 23, 2014, Julian St. John, son of Kristoff St. John (Neil) ended his life due to severe mental illness, including depression, schizophrenia, psychosis, delusions, homelessness, and addiction. Funeral services are on Friday, December 5, his 25th birthday, in Westlake, California, followed by a reception and art exhibit from his final collection.

Y&R let go Josh O'Connell, its associate producer since 2003. He had been with the show for 20 years.

Peter Bergman celebrated 25 years as Jack Abbott on Y&R on November 18, 2014.

Michelle Stafford's (Nina, GH; ex-Phyllis, Y&R) hilarious web series, "The Stafford Project," which features the actress, along with guest stars Thorsten Kaye (Ridge, B&B; ex-Zach, AMC; ex-Ian, PC; ex-Patrick, OLTL), Joshua Morrow (Nick, Y&R), & Finola Hughes (Anna, GH; ex-Alex, AMC; ex-Helena, Sunset Beach), to name a few, is available for purchase on DVD at http://thestaffordproject.com/ for $25, featuring bonus content. To check out highlights from season one, go here.

Victoria Mallory (ex-Leslie, Y&R) passed away on August 30 from pancreatic cancer at the age of 64. She played a beleaguered concert pianist from 1977 to 1982, then again in 1984 when Leslie attended Victor and Nikki's splashy wedding.

Terrell Tilford (Barton, Y&R; ex-Greg, OLTL; ex-David, GL) and wife Victoria Platt (ex-Vicky, GL) welcomed their first child, a daughter named Marley, on Sunday, August 24, 2014.

Listen to the 8/7/14 Soap Nation Live with Michael Fairman and guest co-host Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GH) as they were joined by guests Finola Hughes (Anna, GH & GH: Night Shift; ex-Alex, AMC; ex-Helena, Sunset Beach), Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma), Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, Y&R; ex-Kelly, OLTL; ex-Dinah, GL), Galen Gering (Rafe, Days), & Minae Noji (ex-Kelly, GH & GH: Night Shift) plus a moving special message and interview by Michael Sutton (ex-Stone).

Kelly Kruger (ex-Mac, Y&R), fiancée of Darin Brooks (Wyatt, B&B; ex-Max, Days), who is set to appear on B&B as a publicist named Eva on August 8, has launched a beauty and lifestyle blog. The actress shares her favorite products, DIY projects, as well as photos of her and Brooks. Check it out at http://madisoncharles.com.

Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Y&R; ex-Annie, AMC) married Matt Katrosor on Saturday, July 26, 2014, and tweeted a photo of the beautiful ocean-front ceremony in CA: "Best. Day. Ever."​

Rosemary Murphy (ex-Lydia Summers) passed away at 89 on July 5, 2014, in New York City.

Steve Burton (Dylan, Y&R; ex-Jason, GH) and his wife Sheree welcomed a baby girl named Brooklyn Faith on July 7, 2014. They already have a daughter, Makena, 11, and a son, Jack, 8.

The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony hosted by Kathy Griffin streamed live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel at www.daytimeemmys.net beginning at 5:00 p.m. PT on Sunday, June 22, 2014. The nominations for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday, May 1. The winners are in bold.

On Friday, June 20, 2014, at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards were presented. Click here to see who won!

Y&R's publicist, Jimmy Freeman, has been promoted to Associate Producer!

Jeff Branson (Jonathan, AMC; ex-Ronan, Y&R; ex-Shayne, GL) and girlfriend Jaimie Foley announced the birth of their first child, son Van James in March 2014. You can see a pic of the happy family on Twitter by clicking here!

Sony Pictures Television and Shaw Media have reached an agreement that will extend the run of both "Days of our Lives" and "The Young and the Restless" on Global Television (a Shaw Media Network) through the 2015-2016 season.

We need more daytime recap/update writers, article writers, MS FrontPage and Web Expression users, graphics designers, and more, so please email us if you can help out!  More volunteers always needed!  Thanks!

The nominations for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday, May 1. The award show will take place on Sunday, June 22 at the Beverly Hilton, with the Creative Arts categories being presented on Friday, June 20 at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Thus far, no television outlet is scheduled to broadcast the ceremony.

Kristoff St. John's (Neil) new documentary, "A Man Called God," won the 2014 Best American Feature Documentary at the AmDocs Festival in Palm Springs. It's the real life story of his family trapped in a cult, after his stepmother convinced his father, actor Christopher St. John, to travel to India and live in the ashram of Sai Baba when Kristoff was a young teenager.

"Soap Life," a documentary about the evolving face of daytime, was released on March 11, 2014 and is now available on iTunes for $12.99. Also, buy or rent at Amazon. For more info. and to view the trailer, visit https://www.facebook.com/soaplifedoc.

Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan, GH & PC; ex-Craig, ATWT) and Cady McClain (Kelly, Y&R; ex-Dixie, AMC; ex-Rosanna, ATWT) tied the knot on February 14, 2014, at a courthouse in Beverly Hills. They met playing love interests Craig and Rosanna on ATWT and became engaged in December 2012. For more details, click here.

Kristoff St. John (Neil) and Tatyana Ali (ex-Roxanne) won Outstanding Actor & Actress in a Drama Series at the 2014 NAACP Image Awards in February.

Y&R & B&B are returning for the 2014-2015 season on CBS. B&B will be celebrating its 27th anniversary in March, and averages nearly four million viewers. Y&R averages over five million viewers and received a multi-year pickup that will keep it on the air through the 2017 season!

Eileen Davidson (Ashley, Y&R & B&B; ex-Kristen, Days) is partnering with Evolution Vintage for charity by selling several of her own dresses that she previously wore on the red carpet, with most of the proceeds going to No Kid Hungry. To find out what's available for purchase, click here or go to Facebook and Twitter.

Read the latest on the Y&R scandal by Tommy Lightfoot Garrett!

TMZ is reporting that Michael Muhney (Adam) was fired for sexual harassment of Hunter King (Summer). Read our article!

Watch Josh Morrow (Nick) interviewing other Y&R cast members such as Amelia Heinle (Victoria), Peter Bergman (Jack), Kristoff St. John (Neil), & Jessica Collins (Avery) on his online talker "Soaps and Other Stuff."

Paul Walker, who played Brandon Collins on Y&R in 1992 and starred in the "Fast & Furious" movies, died in a fiery car crash in Valencia, California on Saturday, November 30, 2013. His friend Roger Rodas from AE Performance "Always Evolving") was driving a $450,000 2005 red Porsche Carrera GT which crashed into a pole and tree and burst into flames 60 seconds later. Paul, 40, had a 15-year-old daughter named Meadow. Watch a few minutes of his performance on Y&R!

Enjoy the "I'm A Soap Star" comedic rap video starring Sean Kanan (AJ, GH; ex-Deacon, B&B & Y&R), Ronn Moss (ex-Ridge, B&B), Joshua Morrow (Nick, Y&R), Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy, Days), Kim Matula (Hope, B&B), and more.

"Days of Our Lives," "General Hospital," & "The Young and the Restless" were nominated for Artios Awards by the Casting Society of America. On Monday, November 18, 2013, Judy Blye Wilson won for her work on Y&R.

After 14 years on the air, SOAPnet will go dark on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 when Walt Disney Co. will no longer provide programming for the channel in favor of Disney Junior, a channel for toddlers. Click here for the full story.

Tammin Sursok (ex-Colleen, Y&R) and husband Sean McEwen welcomed a daughter named Phoenix Emmanuel, weighing almost 10 lbs., on October 8, 2013.

Corbin Bernsen (Father Todd, Y&R), the son of the late Jeanne Cooper (ex-Katherine), has paid tribute to his mother in a film he directed, wrote and stars in, "Beyond The Heavens." It is a family film that explores issues of faith, religion, and science inspired by his mother. Bernsen was able to show her the film before she died in May. She simply looked at him with a knowing smile on her face, and nodded, knowing that her work, her wisdom and her words, her lessons to a young son live on. The movie came out on DVD 10/25/13, which was also Cooper's birthday. To order your copy of "Beyond The Heavens" and see a trailer, go to: http://hometheaterfilms.com/.

Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) writes a celebrity baby blog for People Magazine about her journey to have a daughter, Natalia Scout Lee, via a surrogate and raising her alone.

Steve Burton (Dylan, Y&R; ex-Jason, GH) wrote a song called "You Killed Romeo" with Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky, GH), which aired on the Monday, September 23 episode of Y&R and is available on iTunes on Tuesday, September 24. See the montage on YouTube.

As of September 12, 2013, Y&R's Head Writers are Jean Passanante & Shelly Altman, with Co-Head Writer Tracey Thomson.

Eva Marcille (ex-Tyra, Y&R) is expecting her first child in December with her significant other, songwriter Kevin McCall.

Y&R's head writer Josh Griffith has abruptly resigned from the show over creative differences. The show will not comment or confirm the exit, but word is that veteran soap writer Shelly Altman, a member of the current Y&R team, will move into the top position.

"Soap Life," a documentary about the evolving face of daytime, was completed in June, 2012. It will be released worldwide in March 2014. For more info. and to view the trailer, visit https://www.facebook.com/soaplifedoc.

Greg Rikaart (Kevin), who has never publicly discussed his personal life but has long been an advocate for LGBT rights, made a public statement in support of the Supreme Court's ruling on DOMA by posting a sweet snapshot with his beau, writer Robert Sudduth, on Twitter with this caption: Not getting married anytime soon, but celebrating #equality tonight nonetheless."

HLN (Headline News) presented the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards live from The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 16. Go to our Daytime news page to find out who won!

Diana DeGarmo (ex-Angelina) married Ace Young on Saturday, June 1, at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.

Julia Pace Mitchell (Sofia) and her husband welcomed their first child, a boy named Stephen L. Hightower, III, in late May 2013.

Shemar Moore (ex-Malcolm) was involved in a minor incident with the police.

Jeanne Cooper (Katherine) passed away on May 8, 2013 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. She'd been ill for the past few months and had been in the hospital several times. Her son, Corbin Bernsen (ex-Father Todd) let fans know about her on Twitter and Facebook.

At the Young Artist Awards on Sunday, May 5, Daniel Polo (ex-Jamie) received the award for Young Actor in a Daytime TV Series and Samantha Bailey (ex-Summer) earned hers for Young Actress in a Daytime TV Series.

Clementine Ford (ex-Mackenzie) married actor Cyrus Wilcox on April 6, 2013.

TVGN became the exclusive basic cable home for Y&R when it moved from SOAPnet, keeping the 7:00 p.m., ET/PT time slot on the same day it airs on CBS.

Y&R's two websites have joined forces. Fans going to the Sony-run theyoungandtherestless.com website are automatically redirected to the Y&R page on cbs.com.

Sean Kanan (Deacon) and new wife Michele, who married in July, are expecting a baby this spring. He has a 11-year-old daughter, Simone, with ex Gladis Jimenez (ex-Carmen, B&B), and Michele has four children of her own (13-year-old twins Annie and Julie, 17-year-old Gigi, and 20-year-old Peter).

Bonnie Franklin (ex-Sister Celeste, Y&R), who starred in the series "One Day at a Time," passed away from pancreatic cancer on March 1, 2013. She was 69.

Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Y&R; ex-Annie, AMC) is engaged to longtime beau Matt Katrosar.

Nominations for the 2013 Writers Guild Award for Best Daytime Drama included the writing teams of "Days of Our Lives," "One Life to Live," and "The Young and The Restless." On February 17, 2013, the award went to Y&R.

Kristoff St. John (Neil) won as Outstanding Actor and Tatyana Ali (Roxanne) was Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series at the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards on February 1, 2013.

CBS Daytime has renewed its entire daytime lineup, including B&B and Y&R for the 2013-2014 season.

GH's previous costume designer, Mary Ianelli, is now working at Y&R.

Choose from two different 2013 Vincent Irizarry (ex-David Wong) calendars at http://www.vincent-irizarry.com/main/store/.

Paul Rauch, executive producer of Another World, Guiding Light, One Life to Live, Y&R, Santa Barbara, and Texas, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2012.

Carolyn Conwell (ex-Mary) passed away in November 2012 at the age of 82. Doug Davidson, who played her son, Paul, posted this on his Facebook page 12/3: "As some of you might know, Carolyn Conwell (Mary Williams) passed. I attended her funeral yesterday and her two sons and daughter were in attendance. She was the finest actor I have ever known and such a giving soul. Her progeny are fabulous people. A credit to a life well lived. I truly can't say enough about her. I love her and miss her presence. God bless her and her family."

On October 30, 2012, Joshua Morrow (Nick, Y&R) and his wife Tobe welcomed their fourth child, a daughter, named Charlie Jo to join brothers Cooper, 10, Crew, 7 and Cash, 4.

Max Page (Reed) was honored with a Special Award from the American Advertising Federation on November 13, 2012 in New York City in recognition of his charitable works on behalf of Children's Hospitals.

Michael Muhney (Adam) and his wife, Jaime, welcomed their third child, Truman, on November 4, 2012. He joins siblings Ella and Dylan.

Greg Rikaart (Kevin) wrote this article about the Chik-Fil-A controversy after Melissa Reeves (Jenn, Days of Our Lives) tweeted her support of the fast food chain on Twitter.

Jill Farren Phelps has been named Executive Producer of Y&R.

Josh Griffiths is the new Head Writer, replacing Maria Arena Bell, who was not given a reason for her firing by CBS or Sony.

Congratulations to "The Young and The Restless" for winning a Daytime Emmy Award on June 23, 2012 for Outstanding Supporting Actress Christel Khalil as Lily Winters.

The winners of the 43rd NAACP Image Awards were announced during a live telecast on NBC on Friday, February 17, 2012: Emerson Brooks (Erica's captor, Ben, AMC) and Tatyana Ali (Roxanne, Y&R).

Y&R hired All My Children's Daytime Emmy-winning casting director Judy Blye Wilson.

GENERAL DAYTIME NEWS

Tyra Banks hosted the the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards live on Sunday, April 26, 2015, from the Warner Brothers Studio lot on Stage 16. The winners are below in red bold:
[Click on name to see the nominee's reel]
Outstanding Drama Series: B&B, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, & Y&R
Outstanding Writing Team: B&B, Days, GH, & Y&R
Outstanding Directing Team: B&B
, Days, GH, & Y&R
Outstanding Lead Actress: Peggy McCay (Caroline, Days), Alison Sweeney (Sami, Days), Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, Y&R), Maura West (Ava, GH), & Laura Wright (Carly, GH)
Outstanding Lead Actor: Anthony Geary (Luke, GH), Christian J. LeBlanc (Michael, Y&R), Billy Miller (ex-Billy, Y&R; Jake, GH), & Jason Thompson (Patrick, GH)
Outstanding Supporting Actress: Linsey Godfrey (Caroline, B&B), Amelia Heinle (Victoria, Y&R), Elizabeth Hendrickson (ex-Chloe, Y&R), Finola Hughes (Anna, GH), & Lisa LoCicero (Olivia, GH)
Outstanding Supporting Actor: Scott Clifton (Liam, B&B), Chad Duell (Michael, GH), Kristoff St. John (Neil, Y&R), & Jacob Young (Rick, B&B)
Outstanding Younger Actress: Kristen Alderson (ex-Kiki, GH), Camila Banus (ex-Gabi, Days), Hunter King (Summer, Y&R), & Haley Pullos (Molly, GH)
Outstanding Younger Actor: Bryan Craig (Morgan, GH), Max Ehrich (Fen, Y&R), Tequan Richmond (TJ, GH), & Freddie Smith (Sonny, Days)

The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards took place on Friday, April 24, 2015, at the Universal Hilton in Los Angeles, hosted by Alex Trebek & Florence Henderson. Here are the nominations with winners in red bold:
Outstanding Casting: Days, GH (Mark Teschner), & Y&R
Outstanding Set Design: B&B, Days, GH, & Y&R
Outstanding Lighting Direction: B&B, GH, & Y&R
Outstanding Technical Direction: B&B, Days, GH, & Y&R
Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing: B&B, Days, GH, & Y&R
Outstanding Sound Mixing: B&B, Days, GH, & Y&R
Outstanding Music Direction: B&B, Days, GH, & Y&R
Outstanding Original Song: "Hands of Time" for B&B, "Little Things" & "Reaching" for GH, "Just Breathe" for Y&R
Outstanding Costume Design: B&B, Days, GH, & Y&R
Outstanding Hairstyling: B&B, Days, GH, & Y&R
Outstanding Makeup: B&B, Days, GH, & Y&R
Outstanding Special Guest Performer:
Meredith Baxter (Maureen, Y&R), Sally Kellerman (Constance, Y&R), Linda Elena Tovar (Rosalie, GH), Donna Mills (Madeline, GH), Fred Willard (John, B&B), & Ray Wise (Ian, Y&R) 3-way tie

OLDER NEWS:

Former "Peyton Place" and "Capitol" star Ed Nelson has passed away.

The classic soap "The Doctors" is going to be shown on Retro TV beginning on Monday, September 29.

Hulu has exclusively launched the longest-running British soap opera "Coronation Street"!
Americans can now join the ranks of "Corrie" superfans like Snoop Dogg, Link  Piers Morgan, Cheryl Cole and Sir Anthony Hopkins, who are openly obsessed with the 53 year-old daily drama that has given viewers stunning bombshells, breakups, 39 births, 120 deaths and 88 weddings.
Hulu and Hulu Plus subscribers will have immediate access to eleven episodes from the current season plus two “Christmas Special” bonus episodes – packed full of weddings, birthdays, affairs, and betrayals.
Fans won’t be left in suspense as the drama unfolds--new episodes post daily, two weeks after they debut in the U.K.! Will an affair keep Tyrone and Kirsty from tying the knot? Will Roy accept help from Mary after an accident leaves him injured? U.S. “Corrie” fans will surely find out!
Here's the URL for more info: Link 
As Sir Anthony Hopkins said “Life isn’t worth living if I miss an episode of Coronation Street.” We hope you readers will have the same enthusiasm for the show.
*About Coronation Street: *
Britain's favorite drama series Coronation Street is loved by millions of fans worldwide. For five decades viewers have been gripped by the domestic dramas of these ordinary people on the fictional cobbled street in Manchester. The roll call of iconic characters over the years is endless, with approximately 5,000 characters. The street has seen it all, from affairs of the heart to domestic disasters. With over 7,500 episodes there have been 39 births, 120 deaths and 88 weddings. IMDb: Link

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