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WATCH: Hunky Soap Star Surprises Some Lucky Ladies

HooplaHa | Posted 08.25.2015 | Good News

The daily life of retirement can become very humdrum without the stimulation of family, friends and a career. That's why Daniel Cosgrove, the dashing ...

The Unsung Legacy Of Black Characters On Soap Operas

The Atlantic | Posted 04.06.2015 | Black Voices

I’m a fourth-generation soap watcher who got hooked on the shows the way a lot of fans do: spending summers watching TV alongside an older relative ...

The Absurdist Soap Opera Inspired By 'Our Town'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.19.2014 | Arts

"Yes, I desire that pink sphere" a young woman says, in French, pointing to a pink globe amongst shelves stacked with oranges and orange soda. A man i...

BenDeLaCreme Presents Capitol Hill, Episode 1

Wes Hurley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wes Hurley

On the heels of winning the first episode of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6, drag genius BenDeLaCreme presents a new comedy series, Capitol Hill. Starrin...

What About Bob? Mad Men, Episode 12

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.18.2013 | TV
James Marshall Crotty

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon...

PICS: 9 Soap Opera Characters Whose Style Lives On

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 06.12.2013 | Style

I'm one of the few 20-something-year-olds who gets excited whenever someone mentions soap operas. Having spent most of my childhood glued to my soaps-...

Colombians Aren't Happy With 'Three Cains'

AP | VIVIAN SEQUERA | Posted 07.01.2013 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia — Cutting through the shadows of moonlight, three brothers climb out of a truck and trudge slowly, silently toward a dark hill....

All My Children's Jesse and Angie Open Up About the Soap's Online Reboot and Their On-Screen Chemistry

Greg Archer | Posted 06.27.2013 | TV
Greg Archer

Ever since Prospect Park announced several months back that it did, indeed, have funding in place to revive AMC after ABC brutally forced it to fade to black a couple of years ago, soap fans have had themselves in a lather over the online reboot on Hulu, premiering Monday, April 29.

Confessions Of A Soap Opera Junkie

Shelley Emling | Posted 05.18.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

I admit it. I've always been a closet soap opera nut. Whether it was Luke and Laura, Cliff and Nina, or Tad and Dixie, I knew and loved them all.

Balkan Soap Opera

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 04.08.2013 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

Magnificent Century, the Turkish historical soap opera, has been renamed Suleiman the Magnificent for Serbian release. The relevance of this Turkish TV program couldn't be more obvious to a Balkan people striving to invade the Schengen Fortress of the European Union.

24 Years At The Top For 'The Young And The Restless'

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 02.07.2013 | TV

NEW YORK — When "The Young and the Restless" climbed to the top of the daytime drama ratings, there were 13 soap operas on the air. Now there ar...

WATCH: Gay Sex Scene Planned For 'Days Of Our Lives'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Things between gay "Days of our Lives" characters Will and Sonny are about to heat up. Fans of the show will be thrilled to learn that the pair w...

Oprah Bursts Into Tears

Mark Steinberg | Posted 08.27.2012 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

Oprah Winfrey said that she and her staff intend to hunt for situations in which crying or even tearing-up will be a surprise to the network's audiences.

PHOTOS: 'Before They Were Famous' Soap Opera Hair

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Did you know that before Julianne Moore starred in films such as, "Crazy Stupid Love" and "The Kids Are Alright," she played Frannie Hughes Crawford o...

Save Our Soaps!

Maggie Quale | Posted 05.30.2012 | TV
Maggie Quale

We fans know soap operas are cheesy. It's not some big secret. I spend half my time laughing at the show and the other half crying with the storylines. We love it because of the drama, the absurdity, and the tacky nuance that are tropes of this genre.

2.5 "Faded To Black" Melody Set Me Free (2012)

Kalup Linzy | Posted 05.22.2012 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

Here's this week's episode of Melody Set Me Free (2012): 2012-03-22-MelodySetMeFree.jpg

General Hospital: A New Beginning or a Dead End?

Ed Martin | Posted 05.02.2012 | TV
Ed Martin

I began watching GH in 1978, shortly after fearless executive producer Gloria Monty had been brought on board to save the show from seemingly certain cancellation. Thirty-five years later GH is once again on life support -- and, once again, it may very well be terminated in a few months.

The Irish Presidential Race Becomes a Gripping Soap Opera

Niall O'Dowd | Posted 12.19.2011 | World
Niall O'Dowd

The strangest Irish presidential election ever just got a whole Twilight Zone twist when the husband of Dana, alias Rosemary Scallon, a former gospel singer once based in America, claimed she had been the target of an assassination attempt.

James Franco Plays With His Little Monkey

Posted 11.20.2011 | Entertainment

Gigantic, hyper-intelligent apes aren't James Franco's only simian co-stars. The eclectic actor/writer/director/artist/etc, who was last seen in th...

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 4, Ep. 3

Mark Blankenship | Posted 09.10.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

Eric has been hollowed out just as many other characters are discovering deep truths about themselves. All this self-knowing, is empowering: It's shaking up the characters, changing them, and giving them much more power as they move through the show.

Soaps Matter

Lesleyann Coker | Posted 06.18.2011 | Entertainment
Lesleyann Coker

Any primetime show featuring recurring characters, storylines and cliffhangers -- from Star Trek to Friends to CSI to Mad Men -- owes its heritage to soap operas.

'Dynasty' Movie Happening

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

'Dynasty' may be getting its next chapter. On film. The massive 1980's soap opera about a rich oil family in Colorado ran from 1981-1989, registering...

As My World Turned

Jennifer Worick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jennifer Worick

As the World Turns ended today. Big deal, right? It's a daytime soap, a dinosaur in today's snappy world. 54 years on the air is pretty amazing, but I don't care about records. Records aren't going to fill the void.

Gossip Gram: Days of Our Lives' 45th Anniversary

Roseanne Colletti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roseanne Colletti

NBC's longest standing show, Days of Our Lives, celebrates its 45th anniversary on this segment of Gossip Gram. Join New York Nonstop's Roseanne Colle...

Christmas Trees And 'Guiding Light' Memories

Tina Sloan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tina Sloan

Usually about Thanksgiving, soap opera actors and actresses start decorating their trees on the set of their house at the studio and usually there is something dramatic occurring 'round that tree.