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Jennifer Aniston And Sarah Michelle Gellar Both Heading To Soap Operas

It looks like James Franco sure started a trend when he appeared on “General Hospital.” Today, we hear reports that both Jennifer Aniston and Sarah Michelle Gellar are signing in for soap opera stints. Luckily, they aren’t doing it as performance art, though. Jennifer has a very practical reason for agreeing to guest star on “Days of Our Lives.” Her father John Aniston has been on the show for the last 24 years, and now NBC has said the series is on the chopping block due to low ratings. Keep reading »

Soap Operas Turn Rapists Into Heartthrobs

I’ve watched soap operas since I was a wee one — my first memory, practically, is of Luke & Laura’s wedding on General Hospital, which incidentally took place on November 16, 1981, my 2nd birthday. Over the course of my 28 years on earth, I have watched for long , devoted periods of time, All My Children (back when Janet threw her twin Natalie down the well), Days of Our Lives (I’ve been there through Sami’s many, many ups and downs), General Hospital, One Life to Live, and The Young and the Restless (remember when Victoria slept with the guy she thought was her brother?). Soap operas are magnificent at being both really visionary and forward thinking — Stone’s battle with AIDS on GH, Ryan Phillippe playing the first gay character on OLTL, and the transgender storyline on AMC — as well as totally backward and dangerous in the messages they send. There is no better example of this than a current storyline on DOOL. Keep reading »

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