Deep Soap: ‘General Hospital’s’ Robin Mattson Previews Heather’s Wild, Outrageous Plans

From the moment she returned to “General Hospital“, Heather Weber has been a force of nature. Robin Mattson manages to make Heather simultaneously scary, funny and even slightly sympathetic. Whether she is worming her way into her son’s life, attempting to romance Luke or blackmailing Sam, Heather is always fascinating to watch. In an interview […]

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Deep Soap: Soaps Serve Up A Holiday Treat

Friday was an anxious day for anyone who covers daytime. The day before Thanksgiving brought the news that Prospect Park was abandoning plans to continue “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” online. Would the ultimate news dump day, the last weekday before a three-day Christmas weekend, bring something equally terrible? Fortunately the answer […]

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‘All My Children’ Creator Agnes Nixon to Return

Agnes Nixon to Play Aggie on “All My Children” Again “All My Children’s” creator Agnes Nixon will again play Aggie, a Pine Valley Hospital board member, and local historian, during the final week of the show’s ABC run. Nixon first played the role in 2005, for the show’s 35th anniversary. She will first appear on […]

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Stars and Fans React to AMC and ‘One Life To Live’s Cancellation

“All My Children,” “One Life To Live,” “General Hospital,” Susan Lucci and Erica Kane were all trending on Twitter Thursday afternoon. Yes, contrary to ABC’s press release announcing the soaps’ cancellation which stated that ““We are taking this bold step to expand our business because viewers are looking for different types of programming these days,” […]

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Why Are Big Soap Stars Taking On Small Roles?

A Martinez is The Latest Soap Star Taking on a Short Term Role This week, Daytime Emmy winner A Martinez, who will always be best known as Cruz on “Santa Barbara” but also played major roles on “General Hospital” and “One Life To Live,”  signed on to appear as a doctor named Ramon Montgomery for […]

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‘General Hospital’s Bus Accident Crashes and Burns

Get on the Bus ABC Daytime’s promo department deserves an Emmy for their marketing of the great “General Hospital” bus crash of 2011.  Thanks to all of the hype, I was prepared for a dramatic accident scene, high risk rescues, and lives hanging in the balance. Instead, the accident happened off screen.  One moment, Morgan […]

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Deep Soap: Soaps’ Children Have an Unhappy Holiday

Do They Know It’s Christmas Time At All? Ah, soaps during the holidays. The warmth of the family celebrations.  The beloved traditions, like watching the Hortons decorate the Christmas tree on “Days of Our Lives” and the holiday miracles that tend to pop up in numerous soap towns.  This year, soaps are celebrating the holidays […]

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