Trial of Virginia Ex-Governor and His Wife Is an Amazing Soap Opera

Virginia ex-governor Bob McDonnell and ex-First Lady Maureen McDonnell are currently on trial for corruption, and even without the schadenfreude that comes from watching a rising whackadoodle star of the GOP be taken down all the pegs, the entire proceeding is at least twice as salaciously soapy and entertaining as… » 7/29/14 5:45pm 7/29/14 5:45pm

Apparently a Woman Raped a Man on 'Days Of Our Lives'

We don't follow this daytime soap, but we caught this very dramatic promo and have plenty of questions. Will someone who watches this show enlighten us, please? WTF is going on. » 10/24/13 6:00pm 10/24/13 6:00pm

Here's the Funniest Soap Opera Clip You Will Ever See

Last week on General Hospital a Fourth of July barbecue turned into a traumatic, devastating event for a little girl that will make you laugh and laugh and laugh. » 7/11/13 10:50am 7/11/13 10:50am

Flashy Fashion and Serious Cleavage at the Daytime Emmys

Last night at the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards — held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel — soap opera stars mingled with "real" "housewives" and talk show hosts. The fashion, much like the personalities of these ladies, was big, brash, flashy and tacky. But fun!
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All My Children & One Life To Live Are Officially Gone, Won't Continue…

As any soap fan knows, it's often hard to tell when a character is really dead. As a longtime All My Children fan, I've seen characters who were shot and later appeared as angels miraculously show up a decade later to stir up trouble in their lover's new relationship (often while pretending to be deceased, these… » 11/27/11 11:32pm 11/27/11 11:32pm

Talking Dog & Talking Baby Discuss Paternity Test In Completely Bonkers…

I was pretty devastated when I heard that ABC was canceling two of its soap operas — I've watched All My Children for years. But today, as I was channel-surfing through the hell that is daytime television, I came upon a dramatic One Life To Live scene that made me realize cancellation makes sense. See, a talking… » 11/14/11 5:45pm 11/14/11 5:45pm

The All My Children Finale Was Crap.

Today we bid adieu to the town of Pine Valley, and as someone who grew up with and continued to watch the series in throughout adulthood, I must admit that I'm a little sad. At this time of this printing, the only two cast members to sign on to the tentatively planned online iteration of the soap are Cameron… » 9/23/11 5:40pm 9/23/11 5:40pm

A Lapsed Fan's Farewell To All My Children

Today All My Children will go off the air after 41 years. I haven't watched the show regularly in years, and when I tuned in this month I found one of my favorite characters is now played by a new actress, another suddenly realized she's a lesbian, and at least four characters I saw die are alive again. And yet… » 9/23/11 11:35am 9/23/11 11:35am

James Franco's Serious Stuffed Monkey Moment On General Hospital

Creepy weirdo artist named "Franco" returned to General Hospital this afternoon and he served up yet another odd clip for the internet to collectively groan over. The scene features James Franco taking photos of what might actually be a dead guy in his studio while words like "A.M.," "MURDER," and (no lie!) "Cereal"… » 9/20/11 7:00pm 9/20/11 7:00pm

Carol Burnett Returns To All My Children For A Catfight

All My Children goes off the air in less than two weeks, and in the meantime, the stars who made it big after their gig on the soap are making cameos — and Carol Burnett is no exception. She appeared on yesterday and today's editions of AMC as Verla Grubbs, a traveling gypsy who's been on the series since 1983.… » 9/07/11 7:10pm 9/07/11 7:10pm

A Preview Of Bloody James Franco On General Hospital Set

Here's a kind-of gruesome photo of an upcoming scene from General Hospital that has James Franco back in the role of Robert "Franco" Frank. The scene: Franco on the ground with blood everywhere around him, Jason Morgan with a gun in his hand, serious faces. The gun may or may not have belonged to Jason. Last we heard,… » 9/01/11 12:05pm 9/01/11 12:05pm

Soap Opera's Fictional Makeup Line Will Be Fictional No More

While other soaps are closing shop, Young & The Restless's onscreen company Jabot Cosmetics is expanding into a real brand. Jabot skincare, cosmetics, and fragrance products will be sold on HSN and in Ulta stores, and the company's unusually sexy day-to-day operations will continue to be featured on the show. Jabot… » 6/20/11 3:00pm 6/20/11 3:00pm

All My Children And One Life To Live Canceled

The final episodes of the ABC soaps will air in September 2011 and January 2012, respectively. Each has been on the air for around four decades. » 4/14/11 4:00pm 4/14/11 4:00pm

23 Years Of Soap Opera Romance In 6 Minutes

For those who've missed a few of the 5,500 episodes of The Bold and the Beautiful that aired since 1987, this video explains the ridiculous romantic exploits of Ridge, Brooke, and Thorn with drawing manikins and snarky narration. » 11/12/10 4:40pm 11/12/10 4:40pm

How The Bold And The Beautiful Empowers Women

Oh Ridge. How many summer afternoons did your wooden delivery and waffling between Brooke and Taylor on The Bold And The Beautiful entertain me? But was all this more than a guilty pleasure? » 7/02/10 1:00pm 7/02/10 1:00pm

Some Highlights From Today's General Hospital, Starring James Franco

You know what? James Franco's acting style is fascinating: He murmurs like he's drunk; slits his eyes like he's stoned. Or maybe he's not acting? Is he in character or is he not even trying? It's impossible to tell. » 11/24/09 4:30pm 11/24/09 4:30pm

Trash TV

We guess it had to happen. Today on Salon, The Awl's Choire Sicha writes the script to John and Elizabeth Edwards' appearance on Maury. A snippet: "Elizabeth: Where am I? Is this Thunderdome?" [Salon] » 5/12/09 4:20pm 5/12/09 4:20pm