More Actresses Depart ABC Soaps

“One Life To Live’s” Brittany Underwood Fired With daytime fans still processing the shocking news of Becky Herbst‘s impending departure from “General Hospital,” Thursday “One Life To Live” announced that Brittany Underwood, who plays Langston, will be leaving the show this spring for what is being termed storyline reasons.  While Langston’s character is not as […]

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Daytime TV’s Biggest Blunders of 2010

As 2010 draws to a close, it is time to reflect on the year of soaps.  It was, to crib from the true king of serialized drama, Charles Dickens, the best of years and the worst of years.  This column is about the worst: the biggest storyline flops, the worst behind-the-scenes decisions, and the just […]

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Chocolate-Coated Shoving: The Soap Fight Club

The New Fight Club On tonight’s fight card, it is Llanview’s Dr. Marty “physician heal thyself” Saybrooke versus Natalie “This is how we do it in the A.C.” Buchanan, followed by Genoa City’s Phyllis “pen is mightier than the sword” Newman versus Sharon “I am just a girl who can’t say no” Newman.   There is […]

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Deep Soap: Y&R’s Casual Sex Epidemic

Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am ‘The Young & The Restless‘ is turning into the daytime equivalent of the No Strings Attached section of Craigslist.  People are having meaningless hook ups all over the place. It’s neither a criticism nor a compliment, just an observation. Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) has made it quite clear that her relationship […]

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Deep Soap: ‘General’ Confusion

Continuity Gaffe of the Day Monday’s episode of ‘General Hospital‘  ended with Jason (Steve Burton) holding a gun on Dante (Dominic Zamprogna).  Tuesday, both Dante and Jason were MIA, as were all references to the “Francophenia” art show.  Is the show going to pick them up tomorrow like time stood still?  Did all of the […]

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Deep Soap: Primetime Emmy Nominees’ Soap Pasts Revealed!

Daytime’s Connection to The Primetime Emmys The Primetime Emmy nominations came out Thursday.  Numerous acting nominees previously played roles on soaps, including ‘Glee’s‘ ‘Matthew Morrison who was one of the several actors to play ‘As The World Turns‘ Adam back in 2006 before becoming Mr.Shue.  He also gets bonus real life soap opera points for […]

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Cable News Wars Turning People Off?

By: David Bauder NEW YORK (AP) – Amplifying the nation’s political division has been good business for Fox News Channel and MSNBC during this season of anger — but it may come at a price. President Barack Obama has complained about a coarsening of political dialogue and cable news cycles where “the loudest, shrillest voices […]

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