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Soap Operas

The ‘Hot-Headed’ Decision That Changed This Soap Star’s Career In An Instant

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 05.10.2016 | OWN

You don't have to be a soap opera enthusiast to have heard about the fictional super-couple known simply as "Luke and Laura." Those two characters, pl...

'Melrose Place' Star: Show Took A 'Wacky' Turn After Heather Locklear Came Onboard

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 05.02.2016 | OWN

In the 1990s, "Melrose Place" was a wildly popular primetime soap opera with a cast of characters who led drama-filled lives in Los Angeles. But in th...

One Of TV's Most Famous Butlers Says His Role Came With An Off-Putting 'Stench'

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 02.03.2016 | OWN

It's been hailed as one of the greatest sitcoms on television. "Soap," the hilarious series that parodied those outrageous soap opera storylines, was ...

How A Bad Break-Up May Have Helped Lisa Rinna Land Her Iconic Role

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 12.08.2015 | OWN

Long before landing her big break on "Day of Our Lives," Lisa Rinna was determined to succeed as an actress. In fact, the mother of two tells "Oprah: ...

Which Orphan Black Clone is Joanna Going's Favorite? Part II

Ilana Rapp | Posted 12.06.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Joanna currently resides in Los Angeles with her daughter, Stella, and devotes her rare free time doing yoga, advocating for Breast Cancer Awareness and walking her two rescue dogs, Australian Shepherd mix, Maisie, and a Maltipoo named Honey Bee.

Actress Joanna Going of DirecTV's Kingdom Shares Behind the Scenes Stories: Part I

Ilana Rapp | Posted 12.06.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

You'll recognize Joanna Going as First Lady Tricia Walker opposite Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and Michel Gill in Netflix's Emmy nominated series House of Cards.

Jinkx Monsoon Stars in Capitol Hill Season 2 Premiere

Wes Hurley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wes Hurley

Jinkx Monsoon joins the cast as the mysterious and dangerous Celeste, who's bent on destroying the nascent romance between Roses and the Mayor.

Why Filming Soap Operas Left Lisa Rinna Crying In Her Bathtub

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 09.08.2015 | OWN

Soap operas are known for their over-the-top storylines and melodramatic dialogue, but back in Lisa Rinna's days as a soap star, it wasn't the wild pl...

Handsome Soap Star's Surprise Visit to Senior Center

HooplaHa | Posted 06.30.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

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 ...

How to Turn a Freebie Lover Into a Super Fan

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 05.25.2015 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

A few years ago I worked on a project that was tied to Days of Our Lives. For those of you who grew up with soap operas (or maybe still try to catch them from time to time) you know that this show has been on the air for 50 years.

Soap Opera Update: "General Hospital," "Bold and the Beautiful," "Days of Our Lives," "Young and the Restless"

Ed Martin | Posted 02.10.2015 | Entertainment
Ed Martin

ABC's "General Hospital" and CBS' "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful" have been in fine form, each one as engrossing in its own crazy way as anything else on broadcast television.

Watch 'Capitol Hill' Season 1 Presented by BenDeLaCreme

Wes Hurley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wes Hurley

You know that ever since RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 ended, you've needed your BenDeLaCreme fix. Here's your chance to enjoy our Miss Congeniality and the Terminally Delightful star as she presents all ten episodes of Capitol Hill season 1.

Alison Sweeney's New Book, Scared Scriptless (VIDEO)

Posted 06.10.2014 | Home

"The Biggest Loser" Host Alison Sweeney let us in on the true-life inspiration behind her most recent project: Scared Scriptless, a juicy novel that t...

BenDeLaCreme Presents Capitol Hill, Episodes 4-6

Wes Hurley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wes Hurley

If you can't get enough of BenDeLaCreme on RuPaul's Drag Race, make sure to catch up on Capitol Hill. Inspired by '70s and '80s TV shows, Capitol Hil...

BenDeLaCreme Presents Capitol Hill, Episode 3

Wes Hurley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wes Hurley

On the heels of his winning performance in the Snatch Game episode of RuPaul's Drag Race, drag genius BenDeLaCreme presents Episode 3 of Capitol Hill....

General Hospital's Amazing 50th Anniversary Celebration Ends With a Few Troubling Story Choices

Ed Martin | Posted 05.17.2014 | Entertainment
Ed Martin

Suffice it to say that it was one of the most offensive and most poorly written storylines in the history of GH -- one that rewrote much of the show's history with reckless abandon.

Emmy Award Winning Designer Pens Sci-Fi Novel

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 05.07.2014 | Books
Gregory G. Allen

If people believe they are meant to do one thing in life, they obviously haven't met Bud Santora. The former costume designer went on to be a book illustrator and now has penned his first novel.

Living Successfully With Host Jacqueline M. Wood of E!'s Party On

Nova Lorraine | Posted 04.30.2014 | Entertainment
Nova Lorraine

After receiving critical acclaim for her portrayal of strong-willed vixen Steffy and two Daytime Emmy Nominations, Wood gave up what seemed to be a career on fire to host E! Television's new series, Party On.

What Happens When the Soap World and the Metal World Collide?

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 04.20.2014 | Entertainment
Andrew Benkovic

Metal music have passionate fans. Soap operas have passionate fans. To an outsider these two groups might look like complete opposites. They might be right in some cases. However, one metal band brought these two unlikely groups together.

The Bold and the Beautiful's Brooke to Ridge: "I'm Yours!"

Lonna Saunders | Posted 03.11.2014 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

What do you say when the leading man leaves your favorite soap? When Ronn Moss, the actor playing Ridge Forrester, abruptly left, we fans felt cheated and heartbroken. Would his character ever return from Paris? Would another actor take on the role? Fans had no clue.

Actress Eden Riegel Discusses Acting, Her Career, and Lesbian Kisses on 'All My Children'

Ilana Rapp | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ilana Rapp

I chatted with one of the most popular actresses who has portrayed a gay character: Eden Riegel (Bianca Montgomery) of soap opera "All My Children". Eden Riegel did not know her character Bianca was a lesbian when she won the role.

Gumush

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

"Gümüş, known in Arabic as "Noor," is one of the world's most popular soap operas. Released in Turkey by the MBC network, "Gümüş" won an estimated 85 million viewers throughout the Arab World during its first season in 2008."

Why I Wrote a Grammar Book

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
William B. Bradshaw

People often ask me why I wrote a grammar book. During most of my professional career, I worked with not-for-profit institutions in various parts of ...

Watch Out, Harvard

Kalup Linzy | Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

installation shot of my work in the Visiting Faculty Exhibition at The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard. Fall 2013 This Fall I am teac...

James Franco: Comedy Central Roast Packs Some Punch (VIDEO)

Greg Archer | Posted 10.31.2013 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Revelers and roasters hit the Red Carpet for The Comedy Central Roast of James Franco with spunk and fervor recently and their target was clear: To poke fun at the eclectic Oscar nominee/filmmaker/artist/Yale student/teacher/esoteric, creative beast.