Newsflash Soapdom.com is a community of soap opera fans, actors, writers, producers and trendsetters who come together to share millions of photos, blogs, videos and the latest news on their favorite daytime, primetime, internet and cable soap operas and pop culture http://www.soapdom.com/Newsflash/ Wed, 24 May 2017 09:18:58 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb General Hospital Invites Fans and Stars to Celebrate at its First Official Convention http://www.soapdom.com/Newsflash/general-hospital-invites-fans-and-stars-to-celebrate-at-its-first-official-convention.html http://www.soapdom.com/Newsflash/general-hospital-invites-fans-and-stars-to-celebrate-at-its-first-official-convention.html Laura Wright  (Carly, General Hospital) will co-host the event with Matt Cohen (Griffen) For the first time ever, General Hospital has teamed with Creation Entertainment to present the first General Hospital fan convention!  You may have attended GH fan club events in the past, but this is not that.  This is a two-day extravaganza of GH stars and activities that won't be beat.  So, save the date. March 11-12, 2017 and read below for further details.  Then click the link tat the end of this article to find out ticket information.  And the good news is there are a number of ticket packages ranging from $50.00 to $849.00 (early bird price -- for limited front row seating.)  

Television's original most passionate fans will gather to honor the longest running American soap opera currently in production and the third longest American soap in American TV history, "General Hospital," March 11-12, 2017 at the beautifully renovated Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Hotel Convention Center.

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lmsmith@soapdom.com (Linda Marshall-Smith) Newsflash Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:02:03 +0000
Tonja Walker joining the cast of General Hospital http://www.soapdom.com/Newsflash/tonja-walker-joining-the-cast-of-general-hospitalv.html http://www.soapdom.com/Newsflash/tonja-walker-joining-the-cast-of-general-hospitalv.html Tonja Walker returns to General Hospital in 2017Soapdom is delighted to confirm that the wonderful and talented Tonja Walker will be joining the cast of General Hospital.  

According to our sources at the show, General Hospital has hired soap veteran Tonja Walker for a prominent role to begin airing in early 2017.  

No stranger to soaps, Walker has starred previously on General Hospital in the role of Olivia St. John. She also starred on One Life to Live as Alex Olanov, Passions as Grace Nancier, Guiding Light as Marie Green and The Bay as Ms. St. John.

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lmsmith@soapdom.com (Linda Marshall-Smith) Newsflash Fri, 16 Dec 2016 20:13:27 +0000
Gloden Globes nominations announced http://www.soapdom.com/Newsflash/gloden-globes-nominations-announced.html http://www.soapdom.com/Newsflash/gloden-globes-nominations-announced.html It's the start of the 2017 Awards Season.  

This morning at oh dark hundred (actually about 4:00 AM Los Angeles time,) the 2017 Gloden Globe Awards nominations were announced in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton Hotel by former Golden Globe winners Don Cheedle and Laura Dern and nominee Anna Kendrick.  

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lmsmith@soapdom.com (Linda Marshall-Smith) Newsflash Mon, 12 Dec 2016 18:25:45 +0000
Days of our Lives' Joseph Mascolo dies at 87 http://www.soapdom.com/Newsflash/days-of-our-lives-joseph-mascolo-dies-at-87.html http://www.soapdom.com/Newsflash/days-of-our-lives-joseph-mascolo-dies-at-87.html Joseph Mascolo (Stefano DiMera, Days of our Lives)It is with a very saddened heart that Soapdom reports that Days of our Lives villian extradonairre, Joseph Mascolo (Stefano DiMera), passed away at age 87 on December 8, 2016.  

"It is with great sorrow that we share the news of the passing of our dear friend and beloved member of the Days of our Lives family, Joseph Mascolo," said Executive Producer Ken Corday.  "The smile on Joe's face is something we'd all come to find comfort in, and he will be sorely missed.  His larger than life presence, kind heart, and unwavering positivity has impacted us all for decades," Corday continues.  "He will live on in the memories of his many fans.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this difficult time."

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lmsmith@soapdom.com (Linda Marshall-Smith) Newsflash Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:50:26 +0000
Season 2 of The Bay Debuts on Amazon Prime Tuesday, November 29, 2016 http://www.soapdom.com/Newsflash/season-2-of-the-bay-debuts-on-amazon-prime-tuesday-november-29-2016.html http://www.soapdom.com/Newsflash/season-2-of-the-bay-debuts-on-amazon-prime-tuesday-november-29-2016.html Gregori J. Martin and Kristos Andrews of The Bay"We're excited to say that earlier today on November 29, 2016, the second season of our multiple Emmy® Award-winning digital drama series THE BAY was made available for streaming on Amazon Prime," announced the series Executive Producer, Creator, Writer and Director Gregori J. Martin.  "Fourteen digitally remastered episodes were released featuring brand new, never-before-seen episodes."

THE BAY will be free to AMAZON PRIME members in territories including the USA, UK-Ireland, Germany, Austria, and Japan. For non-Amazon Prime members, the series will be available for purchase for $12.99 per season or $1.99 per episode on AMAZON INSTANT VIDEO.

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lmsmith@soapdom.com (Linda Marshall-Smith) Newsflash Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:47:53 +0000
Disney official statement on the passing of Agnes Nixon http://www.soapdom.com/Newsflash/disney-official-statement-on-the-passing-of-agnes-nixon.html http://www.soapdom.com/Newsflash/disney-official-statement-on-the-passing-of-agnes-nixon.html
Statement on behalf of Robert A. Iger, chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company, on the passing of legendary TV producer Agnes Nixon

"It is with a heavy heart I mourn the passing of television pioneer Agnes Nixon, someone I was proud to call a friend.

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lmsmith@soapdom.com (Linda Marshall-Smith) Newsflash Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:35:09 +0000
Soapdom bids farewell to Agnes Nixon, dead at 93 http://www.soapdom.com/Newsflash/soapdom-bids-farewell-to-agnes-nixon-dead-at-9.html http://www.soapdom.com/Newsflash/soapdom-bids-farewell-to-agnes-nixon-dead-at-9.html Agnes Nixon, creator of All My Children and One Life to LiveIt is with a very heavy heart that I report on the death of Agnes Nixon, 93. She was one of the pioneering writers of soap opera, forming her craft under the tutelage of lrna Phillips who created Guiding Light. See below for more on Irna Phillips.

Agnes Nixon created All My Children and One Life to Live. She remained a very active force on the show's production for the life of both shows, which ran for over 40 years each, and touched the heart of all her cast and crew.

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lmsmith@soapdom.com (Linda Marshall-Smith) Newsflash Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:39:56 +0000
The Bay Remastered streams on Amazon Prime starting today http://www.soapdom.com/Newsflash/the-bay-remastered-streams-on-amazon-prime-starting-tod.html http://www.soapdom.com/Newsflash/the-bay-remastered-streams-on-amazon-prime-starting-tod.html Gregori J. Martin and Kristos Andrews of The Bay (c) LMS/SoapdomBay watchers, your wish has been granted. The Bay the Series has been remastered and is now available on Amazon Prime.

Originally named 'One of the Top 10 Shows Worth Watching' by TV Guide, The Bay follows the affluent, yet dysfunctional Bay City residents living in a town cursed by Red Garrett, an ominous senator who was murdered by his socialite granddaughter, Sara Garrett. Living in his shadow, Sara, her youngest son Pete, and those around them face a series of dilemmas involving rape, blackmail, sordid lovers, and vindictive arch rivals. Their lives riddled with forbidden love, malicious lies, and never-ending scandals, the town's privileged tangle with those who confuse obsession for love, vengeance for justice, and power for success.

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lmsmith@soapdom.com (Linda Marshall-Smith) Newsflash Tue, 06 Sep 2016 19:41:13 +0000
Emmy Award-winning series, The Bay, to stream on Amazon Prime http://www.soapdom.com/Newsflash/emmy-award-winning-series-the-bay-to-stream-on-amazon-prime.html http://www.soapdom.com/Newsflash/emmy-award-winning-series-the-bay-to-stream-on-amazon-prime.html By Linda Marshall-SmithEmmy winners Kristos Andrews and Gregori J. Martin, The Bay

Bay Watchers!  Get all The Bay your little hearts can binge watch when the series debuts on Amazon Prime September 6, 2016.  

Multiple Emmy® Winning Digital Drama Series THE BAY to be Streamed on Amazon Prime

"Starting on September 6, 2016, The multiple Emmy® winning digital drama series THE BAY will be available for streaming on Amazon Prime," announced the series creator, director, and writer Gregori J. Martin.  

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lmsmith@soapdom.com (Linda Marshall-Smith) Newsflash Thu, 11 Aug 2016 19:01:18 +0000
Soapdom mourns the passing of One Life to Live's Patricia Elliott http://www.soapdom.com/Newsflash/soapdom-mourns-the-passing-of-one-life-to-lives-patricia-elliott.html http://www.soapdom.com/Newsflash/soapdom-mourns-the-passing-of-one-life-to-lives-patricia-elliott.html Patricia Elliott (Renee, One Life to Live)Soapdom is deeply saddened to report the passing of Patricial Elliott.  She died in her Manhattan home Sunday night after a battle with cancer. She was 77.

Soap opera fans will remember Elliott as the feisty and stalwarth Renee Buchanan on One Life to Live from 1988 to 2011.  

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lmsmith@soapdom.com (Linda Marshall-Smith) Newsflash Wed, 23 Dec 2015 03:45:17 +0000