Deep Soap: Holiday Soap Wishes

Merry Chrismakwanzukkah. It’s the time of the year when soap characters visit Christmas tree lots, have holiday themed weddings that would doom them to a lifetime of combined anniversary/Christmas presents if their marriages lasted, and give each other elaborate, expensive gifts. If I were Santa Claus, these are the gifts that I would give each […]

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Datillo Returns to ‘Days of Our Lives’

Bryan Datillo Returns to “Days” All of Sami’s exes are returning to “Days of Our Lives.” Bryan Datillo will once again play Lucas, Will’s father, and Sami’s (Alison Sweeney) first love-hate relationship. Given that Will (Chandler Massey) is turning to alcohol to deal with his problems, a talk with his alcoholic father could scare him […]

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Deep Soap: Reasons For Soap Fans To Be Thankful

This has been a rotten year for daytime soaps. At the beginning of 2011, there were six daytime dramas on the air, their futures all seemingly secure. Now, there are only four survivors, with “General Hospital’s” future looking increasingly tenuous. Yet almost every day I am reminded of why I love this unique genre. Here […]

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‘Days of Our Lives’ Stars Preview Upcoming Gay Storyline

“Days of Our Lives” 2.0 has now fully launched. Tuesday’s episode, featuring Victor (John Aniston) and Maggie’s (Suzanne Rogers) wedding, as well as the aftermath of both Nicole (Arianne Zucker) and E.J. (James Scott) making love, was one of the show’s best episodes in years, with sophisticated, poignant dialogue and lots of character development. If […]

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Which Soap Had the Best Halloween?

It’s Halloween, the greatest of soap holidays. It’s the chance for characters to don elaborate expensive costumes that reveal aspects of their personality and attend masquerade parties where anything can happen.  With the holiday falling on a Monday, Halloween became a four day extravaganza this year in both real life and on television. It’s unfair […]

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MDA Telethon Making Major Changes Without Lewis

By Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press PHOENIX — Comedian Jerry Lewis’ conspicuous absence will not be the only change at the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s telethon this Labor Day weekend. The Arizona-based organization is making major changes to the telethon, slashing it down from a nearly 22-hour show to six hours of prime-time television in an […]

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