'The Bold and The Beautiful's Susan Flannery (Photo: CBS)

Deep Soap: Soap Reasons to Be Thankful

Last Thanksgiving was bleak for daytime fans. The day before the holiday, “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” were canceled for a second time when plans for the shows to continue online fell apart. There was every expectation at at least one more soap would be canceled in 2012. What a difference a […]

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Deep Soap: ‘Y&R’ Stars Speak Out About Behind-the-Scenes Turmoil

“The Young & the Restless” filmed its 10,000th episode this week. Thursday night the Paley Center honored the number one soap’s accomplishment by hosting a retrospective and panel discussion in the show’s honor. This milestone comes at a difficult moment for the soap, as former showrunner Maria Bell departs and new headwriter Josh Griffith and […]

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Deep Soap: ‘Bold & Beautiful’ Producer Invites Obama to Dinner

Brad Bell Hosting Obama Fundraiser President Obama may think twice about holding his next press conference during the soaps. “The Bold & the Beautiful” executive producer Brad Bell is hosting a $38,800 a plate fundraising dinner for the President at his Holmby Hills estate, according to The Hollywood Reporter. If that’s a little too pricy […]

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The Soap World is Heavy on Rumors, Light on Facts

The Rumor Mill Screenwriter William Goldman famous summed up the movie industry in three words: nobody knows anything. That applies doubly to daytime right now. In the past few weeks, several credible sources have published rumors that “All My Children” and “One Life To Live” are on the verge of being canceled. This week, AMC […]

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Deep Soap: Is Stacy Haiduk’s ‘Y&R’ Departure Tragic?

Why I Am Not Heartbroken Over Stacy Haiduk’s Departure From ‘The Young & The Restless’ I have read several articles decrying the departure of Stacy Haiduk (Patty/Emily) from ‘The Young & The Restless.’  I disagree.  Haiduk is an extraordinarily talented actress who made Patty into one of daytime’s most memorable psychos and managed to give […]

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