Soap Opera News Room at Soaps.com http://soaps.sheknows.com/newsroom/ Soap Opera News. We Pride Ourselves On Timely Soaps News And Updates. en-us All content on Soaps.com is the property of First Beat Media. Reproduction in any form without permission is strictly prohibited. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:30:37 GMT Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:30:37 GMT News RSS http://soaps.sheknows.com//rss/news 60 0-7 Saturday,Sunday soaps.com http://cdn.soaps.sheknows.com/images/logo_soaps.gif soaps.com 155 69 Soaps.com is the only soap opera website with the most in depth daily updates, exclusive soap star interviews, late-breaking news articles, lively message boards and more! The Young and the Restless - Y&R's Amelia Heinle's Charity Event. http://soaps.sheknows.com/youngandrestless/news/41217/YandRs_Amelia_Heinles_Charity_Event <strong>Coming up.</strong> "The Young and the Restless'" Amelia Heinle, who plays Genoa City's Victoria, is hosting a charity event next month. Heinle's Dear March and Believe Big will hold a holiday meet and greet at the Maggiano's Little Italy in the Grove, Los Angeles, California, on Sunday December 14 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. There will also be a cocktail hour from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM that will be limited to 25 guests. Attending will be Heinle, Thad Luckinbill (ex-J.T.), Eric Braeden (Victor), Josh Morrow (Nick), Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea), and Jess Walton (Jill). Money raised will be donated to Believe Big in honor of Heinle's sister, Jane, who is battling cancer. Tickets are $45 per person, $150 for VIP. To order or for more information, visit the link in Heinle's tweet below! Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT The Young and the Restless News - Soaps.com http://soaps.sheknows.com/youngandrestless/news/41217/YandRs_Amelia_Heinles_Charity_Event http://soaps.sheknows.com/youngandrestless/news/41217/YandRs_Amelia_Heinles_Charity_Event#comments The Bold and the Beautiful - B&B Breakdown Weekly Blog. http://soaps.sheknows.com/boldandbeautiful/news/41215/BandB_Breakdown_Weekly_Blog <strong>"The Bold and the Beautiful" for the Week of November 24 - 26:</strong> This week picked up after Eric's ultimatum to Rick and took viewers through to Thanksgiving at the Forrester mansion. Thoughts: <strong>Fix this.</strong> Wow. Rick is doing a nasty number on Caroline, who may seem vulnerable now, but will probably rip his head off if she finds out he's playing her to keep the CEO position. I hope she finds out just as he realizes he really does want to be with her and not Maya. Hehe. As for Maya, her shriek-y reaction to the news of a reconciliation with Caroline, even a fake one, was definitely entertaining. <strong>You are magnificent.</strong> Ridge told Caroline, who, as mentioned in last week's "B&B" Breakdown, <a href="http://soaps.sheknows.com/boldandbeautiful/news/id/41137/" target="_blank">admitted she had fallen for him,</a> there was no future for them. Yet he keeps fondling her lapels and arms and looking deep into her eyes at every given opportunity. Which brings us to Ridge and Katie. She confronted him about needing all of him but he didn't really clearly answer her question about whether he could give her that or not. That's the answer in itself. Run, Katie. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT The Bold and the Beautiful News - Soaps.com http://soaps.sheknows.com/boldandbeautiful/news/41215/BandB_Breakdown_Weekly_Blog http://soaps.sheknows.com/boldandbeautiful/news/41215/BandB_Breakdown_Weekly_Blog#comments Days of Our Lives - Deconstructing DOOL Weekly Blog. http://soaps.sheknows.com/daysofourlives/news/41209/Deconstructing_DOOL_Weekly_Blog <b>Salem Shenanigans from November 24 - 26:</b> Sweeps came and went and the only interesting thing that happened was that Theresa’s embryo was stolen. Other than that, “Days” storylines have been pretty uninspired and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. I feel ranty. <b>Just get on with it.</b> Last week in Deconstructing "DOOL" Soaps.com poster, <i>Lemonade890</i> said it was up to Daniel and Nicole. <a href="http://soaps.sheknows.com/daysofourlives/news/id/41149/" target="_blank">None of the other current couples have enough romantic sizzle,</a> including Hope and Aiden. This week many are still feeling the same. Not to mention Nicole and Daniel’s little escapades are at the point where they’re no longer amusing. It’s time to do away with antics and either put them together or with someone else. Waiting for Dannifer to end was excruciating enough and it’s not as though Daniel and Nicole are new, so them taking it slow seems pointless. But really, if Eric’s still <i>in love</i> with Nicole, shouldn’t she be off limits to his bestest friend Dan? <b>You know you’re all thinking it...</b> Everyone dropped by Eric’s new pad and fawned over his photographs from Africa, which were mediocre at best. Yep. <b>Bag ‘o’ money.</b> Melanie returned to Salem rather suddenly with a bag full of money which she stared at most of the week, you know, making sure it didn’t crawl out of the bag and into someone else’s purse. No way did she get that through customs but it obviously has to do with why she’s on the run. Why run home, where any thug with half a brain would search first and family will be suspicious? Vote! <a href="http://soaps.sheknows.com/daysofourlives/polls/" target="_blank">Days Poll: What's going on with Melanie?</a> And let me know in the comments if you saw the chemistry between Melanie and nu-Chad. Already, we are wondering who she'll pair up with. Could it be Chad or will there be a triangle between her, Abby and naked Ben? <b>Kids these days.</b> Clyde sort of had Chad up on a pedestal until Chad turned him down flat for a double date. A minute later, he was at TBD with Ben, gossiping about Chad like two girls in the tenth grade. Huge turn off. The highlight of the week oddly, sadly, was that Jordan finally figured out that Kate’s the one who brought Clyde to Salem. What a surprise that snuck up on us as much as Jordan. The thing is, this is Jordan. It’s not as though she’ll <i>do</i> anything about it. It makes things sort of anticlimactic. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT Days of Our Lives News - Soaps.com http://soaps.sheknows.com/daysofourlives/news/41209/Deconstructing_DOOL_Weekly_Blog http://soaps.sheknows.com/daysofourlives/news/41209/Deconstructing_DOOL_Weekly_Blog#comments General Hospital - GH Rundown Weekly Blog. http://soaps.sheknows.com/generalhospital/news/41201/GH_Rundown_Weekly_Blog <strong>The GH Rant from November 24 – 26:</strong> The week gave a hint of Halloween tragedy and made up for the terror that arrived a month late with a strong showing of the characters Helena Cassadine and Cesar Faison. <b>Hello Molly.</b> Low and behold, the return of a grown-up Molly, whom it appears adopted the hair stylings of mommy dearest. Me thinks there is a subtle attempt to SORAS Molly without replacing the actress. Keeping the actress is worth it, they couldn't do much better than an actress of Haley Alexis Pullos' caliber for the part. They probably were holding Molly back in keeping her as Alexis and Ric's little girl longer than necessary anyways. Unfortunately, only she and TJ remain of the teen scene. Maybe Spence and Joss will age a decade after the holidays. <b>Not done yet.</b> Luke, the real Luke, is who many have been missing. This week turned into old home week and it couldn't have gotten any better in that regard. Luke paling around with Helena and whoever his doppelganger is was good stuff. It could have been annoying but between him, Helena and Cesar, all was entertaining. It was annoying having to wait to find out who Fluke was yet again but it felt like it might be worth the wait during such a short week and banter between enemies. Julian coming clean was timely and Alexis' encounter with Helena as enjoyable as what went down between Luke and her prior to Alexis and Julian's arrival at Miscavage. Julian's attempt to share what he knew about Fluke fell a little flat when it started to appear he didn't really know who was impersonating Luke. If he knew who Peter Caspin was he didn't give it up right away. It was too easy to anticipate a switcheroo of Luke and Fluke before anyone came to Luke's rescue, but hopefully the real one got out. <b>Smokin'.</b> Oh man, who couldn't taste and smell the cigar that Cesar lit on the pier? Anders Hove made me happy he was back after seeing that scene. He was as good at saying nothing as Constance Towers was with her verbal assault on all whom she encountered. Yes, long live the king and queen of soap villains! <b>Bullets and bodyguards.</b> Those should have been the real reasons for Michael moving on up to the Q mansion and disowning his mobster roots. It was a relief to see him struggle over changing his name but character-wise, his attitude just seems a bit harsh given who his parents are. He's known who they are all of his life and while Sonny killing AJ is a major disappointment and Carly messed up, they are still his parents and who they are should come as no surprise in spite of what they did. Chad Duell and Laura Wright rocked that scene together at the mansion when he finally signed the legal papers to change his name from Corinthos to Quartermaine. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT General Hospital News - Soaps.com http://soaps.sheknows.com/generalhospital/news/41201/GH_Rundown_Weekly_Blog http://soaps.sheknows.com/generalhospital/news/41201/GH_Rundown_Weekly_Blog#comments The Young and the Restless - Y&R Restless Rant Weekly Blog. http://soaps.sheknows.com/youngandrestless/news/41197/YandR_Restless_Rant_Weekly_Blog <strong>Genoa City for the Week of November 24 - 26:</strong> It was a short week of only three episodes, and most of the storylines remained more or less in limbo going into the Thanksgiving holiday. Thoughts: <strong>Waiting for the call.</strong> We see Billy subconsciously slipping away from Chelsea while trying to keep himself there in the moment, and can see how it is affecting them. We can see that Billy is feeling drawn back to Victoria, and we can see that Ben minus the mystery is a man with his heart on his sleeve. We see Victoria being kind toward them both, but really have no idea what she wants. We're seeing it all, but not necessarily feeling a whole lot. At this point, viewers should be going crazy over the 'Billy or Ben' question, more like they were when Vikki first learned she was pregnant, but somehow that's all died down and it's become a waiting game. The preview of Victoria asking the doctor about the results had me nervous she will decide she doesn't want to know or something. Gah! <strong>Whatever it takes.</strong> As far as the Adam storyline goes, viewers are either intrigued by Constance and Sage, or just can't wait for him to get the hell away from those people and back to Genoa City. Many just don't want to invest in any more new characters. The storyline itself has left scads of viewers utterly confused. By way of explanation...Billy and Adam crashed the car near Constance's house. Her grandson, Gabriel, helped save Adam when the car exploded, but died in the process. Sage helped rescue Adam, thinking he was Gabriel, and at some point she learned the truth and they decided Adam would take on Gabriel's identity. Constance believes Gabriel survived and Adam died. Sage's motivation in this is unclear, and taking Gabriel's identity suits Adam, who can go back to Genoa City and be free of Adam's baggage. Feel free to comment if you have a different take on it. <strong>An axe to grind.</strong> Well there were awesome things about the Nick Newman-centered episode...getting to see Amy and Grace, the fabulous flashbacks, and Gina Tognoni doing an amazing job of re-creating Phyllis/Nick flashbacks, but many still wound up calling it a filler episode. Perhaps because it didn't really advance story other than to set up Nick to meet Sage and cross paths with Adam, and Nick didn't really reflect deeply enough to change his thinking in any appreciable way. He's sworn off love once again, but will no doubt fall for Sage when she rescues him from the bear trap. Predictable ol' Nick! Vote in Soaps.com's <a href="http://soaps.sheknows.com/youngandrestless/polls/" target="_blank">Y&R Poll: Nick's episode.</a> <strong>Overwhelming.</strong> Sure it was fun to see Phyllis stick it to the competition, but Jack's behavior continued to be awful. Why would he show up at Kelly's workplace and start dumping her in the middle of the public dining room? Why would he sit there and do nothing while Phyllis rubbed Kelly's nose in their engagement, when he had just said he was so concerned about Kelly being hurt? Some are offended at Jack being depicted as a coward. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT The Young and the Restless News - Soaps.com http://soaps.sheknows.com/youngandrestless/news/41197/YandR_Restless_Rant_Weekly_Blog http://soaps.sheknows.com/youngandrestless/news/41197/YandR_Restless_Rant_Weekly_Blog#comments Days of Our Lives - Days Of Our Lives Poll: Giving Thanks. http://soaps.sheknows.com/daysofourlives/news/41191/Days_Of_Our_Lives_Poll_Giving_Thanks <b>A nice family meal.</b> No matter what family you belong to, there are some special dynamics that seem to come into play each and every time everyone is gathered around the Thanksgiving table. When one person is missing or someone new is added to the mix, the vibe can shift a bit but the family core is still there. And this is very true in Salem, when every family is fraught with not only secrets and tension, but loyalty and love. Every family on “Days of our Lives” has their own special bond, which is what makes them so engaging and fun to watch. So if you couldn’t be with your own family on Thanksgiving, which family table in Salem – real or dreamed - would you love to pull a seat up at? Vote one of our choices in Soaps.com's "Days" poll, or add your personally picked combination in the comments below. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT Days of Our Lives News - Soaps.com http://soaps.sheknows.com/daysofourlives/news/41191/Days_Of_Our_Lives_Poll_Giving_Thanks http://soaps.sheknows.com/daysofourlives/news/41191/Days_Of_Our_Lives_Poll_Giving_Thanks#comments The Bold and the Beautiful - The Bold And The Beautiful Poll: Thanksgiving Turkey Wishbone. http://soaps.sheknows.com/boldandbeautiful/news/41071/The_Bold_And_The_Beautiful_Poll_Thanksgiving_Turke <b>Make a wish.</b> Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and many will be gathered at the Forrester Mansion to celebrate the holiday. With holidays come family traditions and some set aside the turkey's wishbone so two people can come together and make a wish. So the story goes… After the wish is made each person pulls the wishbone and whoever gets the larger part that person's wish supposedly will come true. If you could pair up two people to be at each end of the wishbone, who would they be? Vote in Soaps.com's "B&B" poll then share the wishes you think they'd make in the comment section below. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT The Bold and the Beautiful News - Soaps.com http://soaps.sheknows.com/boldandbeautiful/news/41071/The_Bold_And_The_Beautiful_Poll_Thanksgiving_Turke http://soaps.sheknows.com/boldandbeautiful/news/41071/The_Bold_And_The_Beautiful_Poll_Thanksgiving_Turke#comments Days of Our Lives - Days Of Our Lives Spoiler Video: On The House. http://soaps.sheknows.com/daysofourlives/news/41195/Days_Of_Our_Lives_Spoiler_Video_On_The_House <strong>"Hot stuff, huh?"</strong> In Tuesday's "Days of our Lives" video, Clyde and Ben discuss Chad, Chad interrupts Jordan and Paul, Kate and Marlena talk about Will, Daniel clarifies things with Eric, and Melanie gets a shock at her father's apartment in Salem. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT Days of Our Lives News - Soaps.com http://soaps.sheknows.com/daysofourlives/news/41195/Days_Of_Our_Lives_Spoiler_Video_On_The_House http://soaps.sheknows.com/daysofourlives/news/41195/Days_Of_Our_Lives_Spoiler_Video_On_The_House#comments Days of Our Lives - Days Of Our Lives' Eric Martsolf And Jen Lilley Release Single. http://soaps.sheknows.com/daysofourlives/news/41193/Days_Of_Our_Lives_Eric_Martsolf_And_Jen_Lilley_Rel <strong>In time for the holidays.</strong> "Days of our Lives" co-stars Eric Martsolf (Brady) and Jen Lilley (Theresa) have teamed up to give their fans a special treat. The actors are displaying their singing talents in their special cover version of the holiday standard, "Baby It's Cold Outside." The tune by Frank Loesser was first made famous in the 1940s and has been recorded dozens of times since. You can catch their version of the song by <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/baby-its-cold-outside/id945182406?i=945182447" target="_blank">downloading it from iTunes.</a> If you want a sneak peek, please listen to <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f14Ui3Uu4oI" target="_blank">Baby It's Cold Outside</a> on Youtube. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT Days of Our Lives News - Soaps.com http://soaps.sheknows.com/daysofourlives/news/41193/Days_Of_Our_Lives_Eric_Martsolf_And_Jen_Lilley_Rel http://soaps.sheknows.com/daysofourlives/news/41193/Days_Of_Our_Lives_Eric_Martsolf_And_Jen_Lilley_Rel#comments The Young and the Restless - Y&R Associate Producer Josh O'Connell Fired. http://soaps.sheknows.com/youngandrestless/news/41189/YandR_Associate_Producer_Josh_OConnell_Fired <strong>Let go.</strong> Long-time "The Young and the Restless" associate producer Josh O'Connell, who worked behind-the-scenes at the show since the mid-1990s, has been fired. The exit news broke on Twitter via a post from <i>TV Guide</i>'s Michael Logan, who extolled the virtues of O'Connell, who became an associate producer in 2003, and referred to the firing as a 'poor move'. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT The Young and the Restless News - Soaps.com http://soaps.sheknows.com/youngandrestless/news/41189/YandR_Associate_Producer_Josh_OConnell_Fired http://soaps.sheknows.com/youngandrestless/news/41189/YandR_Associate_Producer_Josh_OConnell_Fired#comments