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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.

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Marriage Wrecker

November 24th, 2014 by Soap World | No Comments | Filed in The Bold and the Beautiful

Maya (Karla Mosley) is confident of reclaiming Rick (Jacob Young).

Maya Avant is a woman on a mission. She’s hopelessly in love with Rick Forrester, she’s going to get him back and she doesn’t care about destroying his happy marriage to her longtime archenemy Caroline to achieve her goal.

Ignoring her ex-fiancé Carter’s (Lawrence Saint-Victor) taunts about throwing herself at Rick when he obviously can’t stand her, Maya (Karla Mosley) hisses that Caroline won’t be Rick’s wife for much longer, proudly wearing Carter’s stamp that she’s a classless gold-digger.

When Maya suggests that the only way she’d back down was if Caroline was pregnant, Carter orders her to respect wedding vows, something which Maya says she believes in, except when they’re connected to Caroline!

Later, finding Rick alone, Maya denigrates Caroline and, ascertaining that children aren’t on their horizon, blatantly tells Rick that she still loves him. Laughing off Rick’s warning about firing her for sexual harassment, Maya coos that deep down, Rick still loves her too.

When Rick won’t give in to her advances Maya stalks off down the corridor only to spy Ridge and Caroline intimately sharing a special moment.

Grabbing Caroline in private, Maya interrogates her for answers and her eyebrows are raised when Caroline lets slip hints about Ridge bringing forth her design talent. The cryptic conversation only reinforces Maya’s determination to use Ridge and Caroline’s emerging working relationship to her advantage.

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

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?

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?

Words by JESSICA GRUBB

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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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THE WORLD OF SOAP… with Rebecca Lake

December 10th, 2010 by Soap World | 1 Comment | Filed in The Bold and the Beautiful

Here It Goes, Here It Goes, Here It Goes Again!

Remember 1990?

The hair was bigger, the clothes were smaller and Sinead O’Connor was beseeching the world to believe that nothing compaaaaared to us.

Having debuted three years earlier, B&B was already a hit with daytime audiences. But, little did anyone know that a new character was about to arrive on the scene – a character that would irrevocably change the face of the show, and spark heated debates between viewers the world around.

I’m talking, of course, about Taylor Hayes Forrester Rashid Forrester Marone Forrester Jones III. From the day she swanned into Los Angeles wearing a crisp white lab coat and a perpetually winsome expression, the good doc set into motion the beginnings of B&B’s most enduring love triangle between her, designer man Ridge Forrester, and everyone’s favourite “slut from the valley”, Brooke Logan.

Whether you wanted Ridge to pick the blonde or the brunette babe (or, if you were like me and hoped that they would each ditch the philandering playboy, join forces and resources and start their own fabulous fashion business while he wallowed in pity and tried to figure out how to tie his own shoelaces without a woman to help him), there was no denying the fascination that their ever-shifting connection held for the watching world.

After two decades and a whole lotta marriages between the threesome, it seemed as if B&B was finally moving away from what was becoming an increasingly tired love triangle when Brooke and Ridge renewed their vows, and Taylor found love with PR star, Whip Jones. But, to paraphrase Michael Corleone in The Godfather, just when we thought we were out of this hot mess, they pull us right back in again. That’s right – B&B has ominously hinted at the reinvigoration of Brooke/Ridge/Taylor in an upcoming storyline that sees Taylor starting to pine for her ex-husband after he makes a throw away comment about returning to her if Brooke strays from him again. Ick. Gag.

Not only do I want to reach into the TV, give Taylor a good shake and tell her to show some respect for herself, I want to phone B&B’s head honchos and tell them to have some respect for us, the viewers who deserve a better class of storyline after sticking with them for twenty-odd years.

What do you think? Would you like to see Taylor, Ridge and Brooke hop back on the carousel of love, lust and lies? Post your comments below, or send them to: soap@nextmedia.com.au.

Behind The Scenes With Y&R!

December 10th, 2010 by Soap World | No Comments | Filed in Magazine, The Young and the Restless, Video

Hanging With The Newmans

Recently, the cast and crew of Y&R took the show to the streets of beautiful New Orleans to shoot a series of dramatic scenes involving Phyllis, Michael, Sharon, Nick and the wily Adam Newman. Check out the behind-the-scenes action:

And don’t forget to pick up issue #213 of SOAP WORLD for all of the latest goss about this glamorous on-location shoot!