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Kristen Stewart reveals her heartbreak whilst filming final scenes of the Twilight movie while Blake Lively shares how she went from Gossip Girl to sex siren in Savages. Tragedy strikes Katie on The Bold and the Beautiful when she goes into early labour – will the baby survive? On Days Of Our Lives Sami and EJ re-united by death.

Drug tragedies and betrayals!

May 24th, 2012 by Soap World | No Comments | Filed in Celebrity, Days of Our Lives, The Bold and the Beautiful
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Bold and the Beautiful: Stunned onlookers attempt to revive Hope.

In our latest issue of Soap World, there’s lots of juicy drama and suspense hitting the screens, with cast cuts, drug addictions, fatal shootings and shocking discoveries causing massive upheavals in our favourite shows!

We all know that Hope has been on a downward spiral on Bold and the Beautiful, but her latest addiction to her anti-anxiety medication may see her lose her life after she stumbles into Spencer’s pool! Has Hope’s pill-popping antics really pushed her into accidentally kill herself?

Meanwhile on Packed to the Rafters, Jake is also turning to drugs to numb his pain after falling victim to a terrible family betrayal. When news hits that Jake’s abandoning father has a terminal illness, Jake is caught off-guard. But when he finds evidence that his father is lying, or at least embellishing the truth, he feels betrayed and beats himself up for being played for a sucker. Will Jake’s wounds ever heal?

On Day’s of our Lives,  it could be lights out for Sami when Rafe’s evil imposter attempts to strangle the life out of her. Sami and Rafe may have finally unmasked and captured Rafe’s doppelganger, but the battle is not over! When Rafe is distracted with a family emergency, he unknowingly leaves Sami at the mercy of his murderous lookalike. Will the real Rafe be able to save his wife in time?

And on Neighbours, Toadie’s dream of finally having his own child with Sonya could be shattered by the arrival of an old enemy. Toadie is horrified to discover that Callum’s father and Sonya’s abusive ex, Troy Miller, has moved back into Ramsay Street with the sole intention of fighting for legal custody of Callum. Will Toadie be able to hold on to both his children?

Also in this issue of Soap World, we catch up with Revenge star, Madeleine Stowe, who reveals why she was meant to play the role of the Hamptons’ very own Queen Victoria, plus there are plenty of great prizes up for grabs. Enjoy the issue!

Words by JESSICA GRUBB

Sweet Revenge

May 17th, 2012 by Soap World | No Comments | Filed in Uncategorized
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Can’t get enough of Revenge? Either can we! Voted Best New Drama at this year’s People’s Choice Awards, Revenge has taken the soap world by a storm. We caught up with some of the stellar cast from the hit new show and they let us in on some of their personal secrets.

Party Girl
Emily Van Camp (Emily Thorne) say’s she’s the kind of girl who will wait until the end of the night before she really gets going. “I’m a little anti-social at first, but I’m not immune to dancing on tables either.”

Shy boy
Nick Wechsler (Jack Potter) says that in middle school, he was really shy and people rarely wanted to talk to him. “High School was where I became the greatest guy in the world so a lot of people wanted to talk to me”

Tat-man
Josh Bowman (Daniel Grayson) has starred in beach scenes several times without a shirt, but thanks to the make-up team on Revenge, his biggest secret is covered up! Away from the set, Josh sports a huge cursive tattoo down the right side of his torso.

Blogger
Ashley Madekwe (Ashley Davenport) started a blog which has grown to be one of the top fashion blogs. It contains entries about clothing, her career and her personal life.

Dear friend
Connor Paolo (Declan Porter) still keeps in touch with his co-star from his time on Gossip Girl. “Taylor [Momsen] and I have been friends since we started, and she’s still one of my best friends…we’re usually just hanging out in Taylor’s hotel room wherever she is because she’s on the road all the time.”

Undercover man
Henry Czerny (Conrad Grayson) holds a little secret that not many people know. He is the famous voice behind the crucial line, “Your mission, should you choose to accept it…” in the film, Mission Impossible.

Pretend reporter
Madeleine Stowe (Victoria Grayson) grew up in a working class neighbourhood of Los Angeles. Before she became an actress and had her own career, she once pretended to be a reported just so she could meet actor, John Travolta.

Words by JESSICA GRUBB

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A father’s sacrifice

May 3rd, 2012 by Soap World | No Comments | Filed in The Young and the Restless
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Y&R: Victor (Eric Braeden) plans to give Kevin (Greg Rikaart) the credit for Billy's life-saving bone marrow transplant.

Billy’s decision to abandon Victoria and his family to allegedly seek refuge in Hong Kong had major ramifications on his family, but things are about to get a whole lot worse when his young daughter, Delia, falls dangerously ill.

Chloe is heart-broken when she is told that Delia has leukaemia and needs an immediate bone marrow transplant to survive, so a concerned Victoria sets out to find her husband and bring him home to face his responsibilities.

Victoria goes to Victor asking for his help to track down Billy, but he refuses to help and shuts the door. But Victor makes secret plans to leave town and it soon becomes apparent why – Billy is imprisoned in a dungeon in Myanmar!

He offers to bail Billy out on the strict condition that he never goes near Victoria again. Billy agrees, knowing that it’s his only option, but the relief is short-lived when he learns his daughter has leukaemia and is undergoing chemotherapy.

Billy desperately wants to rush to his daughters bedside, but Victor forbids the visit and won’t let him set eyes on Delia. Instead, he is tested for bone marrow compatibility, but when he returns a positive match, the donation will is attributed to Kevin.

Despite the circumstances, Billy is relieved that his daughter will be receiving sufficient treatment, and so he decides to try reconcile with Victoria. As Billy secretly stalks his wife – who also cant stop thinking about her husband – he is devastated to find Victoria in Sams arms.

Things seem to on a downward spiral for Billy, and he realises he may have a dirty fight on his hands if he wants to win his wife back.

Words by JESSICA GRUBB

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Kate Linder celebrates 30 years on Y&R

May 3rd, 2012 by Soap World | No Comments | Filed in The Young and the Restless

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WHAT AN HONOUR: Kate Linder recieved a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2008. (Photographer: Bob Freeman)

It was anything but a promising beginning for Kate Linder, who was hired for one day, to say one line – “dinner is served” – on The Young and the Restless. But 30- years later, the woman who plays Katherine Chancellor’s loyal maid is still very much a key member of the soap’s cast.

Linder well remembers her first day on set, and meeting Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) in the show’s make-up room. “I introduced myself and said, ‘I’m playing your maid today’, and Jeanne said, ‘Well it’s about time!’ I’ve loved her from then on!”

But at this early stage on screen, Linder’s character as Mrs. Chancellor’s maid didn’t even have a name, and it wasn’t until Jeanne arbitrarily called her Esther, that the writers started including the name in the scripts.

Linder’s character as Esther Valentine has been one of emotional highs and lows, not only housekeeper, but also confidante to the powerful Chancellor dame. Her character has been perennially unlucky in love with both of her brief marriages being to con-men only after the Chancellor fortune. She and her boss have also been kidnapped twice by fortune-hunters, which has resulted in them replying on one another for moral support.

But amongst all the drama, Esther has experienced a lot of joy. “My favorite storylines was the birth of my [on-screen] daughter, Kate, now referred to as Chloe,” says Linder. “My daughter returned to Genoa City from boarding school and changed her name to Chloe since she did not want others to know that she was the daughter of the maid…[but] she eventually came to embrace it.”

But if you’re Kate Linder, you don’t quit your job as a United Airlines flight attendant for what was suppose to be a one-day, one-line role on The Young and the Restless

To this day, Linder enjoys the best of both worlds – on the air and in the air, and has worked at both jobs simultaneously for the past 30-years.  “Acting is my life,” says Linder.  “It’s what I do for a living and my creative satisfaction.  Flying is what I do to stay grounded as long as I can work it into my schedule.”

The Young and the Restless has afforded me many opportunities that I would never have gotten to do otherwise,” says Linder. “Some of my favorites have been participating in four USO tours, serving as a Governor of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for four years, and being the celebrity spokesperson for The ALS Association for the past seven years.”

“Over the years, I have had the most incredible experiences on and off the show [and] I feel very blessed to be on the top-rated soap opera…” says Linder. “Playing Esther, alongside such amazing actors, has been the thrill of a lifetime, made all the more memorable by the support of such wonderful fans.”

Here’s hoping we see Linder on our screens for many more years to come!

Words by JESSICA GRUBB

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Doppelganger danger!

April 26th, 2012 by Soap World | No Comments | Filed in Days of Our Lives
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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Who is the real Rafe? Even Sami doesn't know.

A vicious brawl ensues when Rafe sets eyes on his evil imposter for the first time on Days of our Lives.

The deceitful scheme perpetrated by the DiMeras, to have Rafe’s doppelganger destroy his marriage with Sami, had been going to plan up until the recent murder of Fay – but things have changed.

Ever since Faux Rafe killed a woman to prevent her from exposing the scam, Stefano and EJ have grown cold on the plan and are now ordering the imposter to leave Salem. As Faux Rafe’s guilt at killing Fay overwhelms him, he leaves town immediately, and despite minor set backs with car troubles, he meets a beautiful woman and they’re soon having sex in his apartment.

Meanwhile, back at the psychiatric ward, the real Rafe has disguised himself as a staff member and manages to escape hospital. However, the break-out is short-lived when he accidentally falls off a cliff!

But the drama doesn’t end here. Although the real Rafe is presumed dead, his imposter faces more obstacles. He bumps into runaways Ciara and Theo and tries sweet-talking the kids into lying about seeing him. He then finds himself coerced into some publicity for their rescue, followed by dramas with Sami who overhears him discussing his one- night stand with Dario.

While the real Rafe is being nursed back to health in the local convent, Faux Rafe manages to complete his assigned task of sabotaging Rafe’s marriage with Sami when he considers stabbing her during a heated argument.

But his victory is short-lived when he realises Sami has taken his credit card bearing his real name, Javier Morales and has gone to the safe house to reminisce about Rafe, so Faux Rafe heads there intent on finishing her off. Meanwhile the real Rafe is also en route to the house.

When Faux Rafe arrives, he is horrified to find Sami with the real Rafe. With both Rafes starting at each other, Sami is confused and in utter shock, even more so when Faux Rafe holds them both at gunpoint. As Faux Rafe shouts that Rafe is the lookalike who wants her dead, Rafe attacks him. The violent brawl results in Sami being knocked out unconscious and one man bleeding on the floor – but who is it?

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Baby Bombshell

April 19th, 2012 by Soap World | No Comments | Filed in Uncategorized

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NEIGHBOURS: Lucas (Scott Major) panics when his ex-lover, Vanessa (Alin Sumarwata) reveals she's pregnant with his child

Things haven’t been looking up for Lucas, after losing his former lover to his best friend on Neighbours. But things are about to spin out of control once again when his ex-lover, Vanessa, returns with the a life-changing revelation.

Embracing his new life as a single man, Lucas is greeted by an unexpected guest when he returns home from a wild night of partying. He is shocked to find it’s Vanessa waiting for him, but even more so by her unexpected news: she’s pregnant with his child.

Completely blindsided by Vanessa’s revelation, Lucas struggles to make heads or tails of the situation, and finally decides that he needs some time to process the news. But the news is too much and Lucas does all he can to push Vanessa away, questioning whether or not the baby is really his, and insinuating that she is only after his money.

Insulted by Lucas’s accusation, Vanessa orders him not to make contact again, and states that she doesn’t need him or his money to take care of her self and her baby. But after some time has passed, living in denial is no longer an option for Lucas when Vanessa once again turns up in Erinsborough. This time it’s not about Lucas – she’s back to apply for the newly vacant chef position at Lassiter’s.

Threatened by her presence, Lucas decides to sabotage Vanessa’s chances of securing a job by revealing to Paul that she’s pregnant, and this news quickly scratches her from the list of promising candidates. But now Lucas is torn about what he’s done when he learns his actions have placed Vanessa in financial turmoil, so he reaches out to Vanessa by attempting to give her money. Vanessa is still hurt from his accusations and declines his offer, and is determined to assert her independence.

Soon after declining Lucas’s offer, Vanessa secures a job at Harold’s, but just as things are looking up, she is plagued by morning sickness, and her decision to soldier on only makes things worse. Vanessa is rushed to the hospital, leaving a somewhat ambivalent Lucas to wonder if he’s pushed Vanessa to a miscarriage.

Will Lucas do the right thing and finally man-up?

Words by JESSICA GRUBB

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Let’s talk about sex!

April 12th, 2012 by Soap World | No Comments | Filed in Celebrity, Competition, Days of Our Lives, Interview, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless

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B&B: Can Hope (Kimberly Matula) and Liam's (Scott Clifton) love survive?

In our latest issue of Soap World, things are getting rather saucy on our favourite soaps, with plenty of sex dramas, fantasies and passionate embraces hitting the screens.

On the Bold and the Beautiful, Steffy and Hope both have sex on their mind – but for very different reasons. Hope begins secret sex therapy sessions after a disappointing first sexual experience with Liam, while Steffy unleashes her latest ruse by engaging in seductive mind games with Rick. Does the wicked Steffy have an ulterior motive?

Meanwhile on Home and Away, Leah starts to fall hard and fast for bad boy Brax, after seeing him in a whole new light. When Brax’s pursues the opportunity to become a positive role model for VJ, the two begin to share a special bond and cause Leah to reassess Brax’s character. Could Leah be the women to help Brax move on with his life?

As for Neighbours, Susan’s health takes a turn for the worst when she gets caught up in Paul’s office politics. As she struggles with her new position, she’s soon aware that the symptoms of her previously dormant multiple sclerosis are returning in full force. Could Paul and his poisonous office politics ultimately kill Susan?

On The Young and the Restless, Victor bursts Billy out of prison to save Delia’s life – on the condition that he never sees his wife or daughter again. And on Days of our Lives, Melanie is attacked by a masked intruder who sneers that he murdered Arianna in cold blood and intends to kill Melanie too.

Also in this issue of Soap World, we catch up with Charlie Sheen who opens up about his new TV show and last years infamous meltdown. We also talk to Jennifer Aniston about new movies, nudity and why she’s decided to let her guard down a bit.

We also have some great prizes to give away – including special Mother’s Day gifts and DVD packs, and Kate Moss and Miranda Kerr share their hot beauty tips for this autumn.

Enjoy!

Words by JESSICA GRUBB

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Wedding chaos

March 22nd, 2012 by Soap World | No Comments | Filed in The Bold and the Beautiful

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FORCED TO WAIT: Ridge and Brooke bring a halt to Hope and Liam's wedding.

They created a empire where passion rules – a place where power, money and success are there for the taking, in a city where dreams really come true – or do they? For Hope, her perfect dream will be turned into a horrible nightmare on upcoming episodes of  The Bold and the Beautiful.

Now that Hope and Liam have reconciled, Hope wants to make sure their relationship lasts this time, so she suggests to Liam they get married as soon as possible. He agrees that once his divorce from Steffy is finalised in six months, they will be free to go through with Hope’s wedding dreams. But why wait that long?

When Hope urges Liam to obtain an annulment from Steffy, Liam is slightly hesitant, but proceeds with Hope’s requests. But Steffy refuses to let go of her hubby without a fight! She declares that she is not going to sign the documents, and opts to get a normal divorce in six months like he initially asked for.

Hope does not take well to the news, and barges into Steffy’s office demanding she sign the papers. But as expected, Steffy isn’t budging, and either is that wedding ring on her finger! Hope vows that she and Liam will be husband and wife by tomorrow and storms out.

To prove a point, Hope organises a last-minute press conference declaring that her and Liam are back together and will be exchanging vows tomorrow. But with Steffy refusing to sign the papers, a nervous Liam doesn’t know what to do.

The next day, Hope is preparing for an intimate ceremony in her mother’s living room, but when Hope and Liam join at the altar, Ridge suddenly interrupts the minister and informs the bride that Steffy will not sign the annulment papers, meaning the wedding cannot proceed.

Will Hope and Liam’s relationship be able to survive Steffy’s wicked ways?

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Who killed Diane?

March 15th, 2012 by Soap World | No Comments | Filed in The Young and the Restless

 

WHODUNIT: Diane certainly had more than her fair share of enemies, but who killed her? (Source: Heaven Hollywood)

When Diane finally takes revenge on her enemies in The Young and the Restless, including having Victor arrested for domestic abuse, things don’t turn out well for her. Karma strikes, and she is found murdered and floating face-down in the park pond.

As the police investigation begins, Adam, Ashley, Abby, Nick, Victor, Nikki, Phyllis, Tucker and Jack all behave in an uncanny manner and frantically scramble to hide evidence that may link them to the crime. But with so many suspects, who killed her?

Adam definitely has a motive seek revenge after Diane double-crossed him, and dobbed him in to the Securities and Exchange Commission. But Ashley appears to be equally suspicious and her motive is straightforward: she discovers that her husband, Tucker, cheated on her with Diane. But on top of that,  Diane also leaked a tape to the press of Ashley’s daughter, Abby, confessing to Tucker’s attempted murder. All three suspects hold reasons for an act of revenge- who knows what they’re capable of.

Next on the list of suspects is Nick, who had previously been romantically involved with Diane. Infuriated with Diane’s treatment of his family and her threatening behaviours, he has a massive confrontation with her. His phone falls to the ground and the impact of the fall dials Ashley’s number and leaves a voicemail message of Nick threatening to kill Diane. Did Nick really follow through with his verbal threats?

With Diane trying to destroy Victor’s entire family, he definitely has plenty of reasons to want her dead. He was also stopped trying to fly out of Genoa City the night of her murder – was he trying to flee the scene? Nikki also comes under suspicion and has plenty of motive to seek revenge after Diane leaked photos to the tabloid press of Victor and Nikki in a moment of passion. Could this have been enough to push Nikki over the edge?

Phyllis, Tucker and Jack are also plausible suspects. Phyllis has never been a fan of Diane, so when an acrylic nail is found at the crime scene and Phyllis books in for a manicure the next day, evidence speaks loud and clear. Tucker claims to have been at home at the time of Diane’s murder, but we know this isn’t the case. And when Jack discovered Diane had sent their son Kyle to Switzerland without telling him, he was fuming. But could Jack really kill the mother of his child?

With so many suspects, who do you think killed Diane?

 

Words by JESSICA GRUBB

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Seduction, cat-fights and betrayal!

March 8th, 2012 by Soap World | No Comments | Filed in Uncategorized

TURNING ON THE CHARM: Rick (Jacob Young) works his charm on an unsuspecting Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood)

There’s never a dull moment in our favourite soapies, and in our latest issue of Soap World, you can expect more drama, revenge and seduction than ever before.

On The Bold and the Beautiful, Rick strives to improve Hope’s love life by seducing Steffy away from Liam. He’s going to have to call on cupid to recapture some of that old magical spark if he wants to succeed in working his charm on Steffy. Will his plan work, or will it all come crashing down?

Meanwhile on Home and Away, the claws come out as April and Henri, who are both completely infatuated with Heath, compete for his affection. We can expect plenty of cat-fights and fireworks as Heath gets caught in the middle of this love-war with the girls going all out to impress. Who will win the war in this blossoming love triangle – his ex-girlfriend Heidi, or a much younger April?

On Neighbours, things get fiery when Tash uncovers a shocking act of betrayal by her father. After discovering her father’s disloyalty, Tash lashes out and seeks revenge by stealing Michael’s beloved car and setting it on fire! Has Michael lost his daughter for good? Or will his new lover, Emilia, be the one he ultimately loses?

But that’s not where the drama ends! On Revenge, things are heating up in the Hamptons as Frank’s murderous sins catch up with him as someone mysteriously beats him to death with a tyre iron.  Will Victoria be able to find the killer before someone else winds up dead, or will the secret plotting and acts of revenge continue to strike?

Also in this issue of Soap World, we get up close and personal with Sandra Bullock and Zac Efron, and we catch up with Ed Westwick who sets the record straight about his wild reputation and his life outside of Gossip Girl.

Don’t forget to leave a comment or send an email to soap@nextmedia.com.au and let us know what you think about the latest episodes of your favourite soaps.

Enjoy!

Words by JESSICA GRUBB