Posts tagged "soap operas"

#TBT: That One Summer We All Watched “Days Of Our Lives”

Yeah, you know the one I’m talking about.

Robyn Pennacchia / August 27, 2015

“The Bold And The Beautiful” Debuted A Transgender Storyline Yesterday

Taking a step previously unseen on network television, CBS’s long running soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful” just debuted a transgender storyline yesterday, revealing that model Maya Avant, played by Karla Mosley, had transitioned from male to female as a young child. Mosley has been on the show for two years as a regular…

Beejoli Shah / March 19, 2015

Writer Engages Racist Twitter Troll With Surprising Results

Read how writer Ijeoma Oluo used love and patience to turn a racist Twitter troll into a friend. [Daily Kos]
Even Björk can’t get anything done in the music industry: “Everything that a guy says once, you have to say five times.” [Feministing]
The tampon scene was pulled from the “Fifty Shade…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 22, 2015

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 o…

Kate Torgovnick/ / August 15, 2011

I Was Once A Die-Hard Soap Opera Junkie

When I read an essay on Double X by Willa Paskin called “General Hospital Is The Most Violent Show On Television,” I got a little sad. “General Hospital” is my show! Or at least it was, until I stopped watching regularly a few years ago, after 15+ years of dedicated viewership. The news that Jame…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 20, 2009

First Look At James Franco On “General Hospital”

OMG, my DVR is soooo ready to start recording “General Hospital” again! “GH” and I have been broken up for a while now — I just could not get behind Carly #3 or #4 — but with James Franco making his big daytime debut on the show next Friday, I’m ready to go back…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 10, 2009

James Franco Is Checking Into “General Hospital”

Here’s some WTF news: James Franco has signed on for a role on “General Hospital,” which will have him hanging in Port Charles for two months. According to Soapnet, “He’ll be playing a mysterious character who will … make Jason’s life a living hell.” Jason is a mobster who was once a prepster who went…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 1, 2009

“Guiding Light” Axed After 72 Years: We Look Back at the Careers It Launched.

“Guiding Light” is old. Like, as old as your grandparents. It started out as a radio serial in 1937 and made the jump to television in 1952. But after 72 years, CBS is axing the show because, well, no one’s watching anymore. After the jump, a look back at the celebs who got their big…

Romantic Comedies Aren’t The Only Fiction That Will Ruin Your Life

A recent study found that fans of romantic comedies have unrealistic expectations of their life and relationships and often have trouble communicating with their partners. Rom-com devotees have an unrealistic idea that fate determines love, that the love-of-their-life should know what they want without them having to say it, and that sex with the right…

Annika Harris / December 16, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Online Abortions, David Beckhams Fave Food, And An Online Soap Opera

In some countries where abortion is prohibited, women are going on line to buy medications to help them terminate the pregnancy. Almost 11 percent of the women needed a surgical procedure after taking the medication. [BBC]
David Beckham said the thing he misses most about England since moving to LA is the food. He might…

Catherine Strawn / July 11, 2008

Slideshow: Glitter & Gold At The Daytime Emmys

Dude, I love the Daytime Emmys. There is so much glitter and beading and cleavage, it’s not even funny. Soap stars have the most flamboyant style in Hollywood, like they don’t learn to tone it down until they land their first sitcom deal or movie role. After the jump, ten of the hottest ladies o…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 23, 2008

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

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 17, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Meeting Guys In Bars, Brazil’s Fertility Rate, And Arroused Men

Nineteen percent of women in a survey of 1,034 people over 21 said they met the last guy they dated in a bar. Nearly one in four women said they’d be embarrassed to tell their families they’re dating a guy they met in a bar. “He bought me a shot of tequila” isn’t their idea…

Catherine Strawn / April 17, 2008