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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.

Archive for December, 2010

Classic Christmas Memories!

December 21st, 2010 by Soap World | No Comments | Filed in Uncategorized

With only four sleeps left until Christmas, SOAP WORLD are taking a break from last-minute Christmas shopping and stuffing ourselves with candy canes to look back at some of the brightest and most bonkers silly season moments from our favourite soaps:






Happy holidays, soap fans!

THE WORLD OF SOAP… With Rebecca Lake

December 21st, 2010 by Soap World | No Comments | Filed in Uncategorized

Gone… But Never Forgotten!

A couple of weeks ago, I was scouring the soap opera websites and I saw that Days’ Christie Clark was headed back to Salem to reprise the role of Carrie Brady. After recovering from my bout of Blastisius Pastitius (or “blast from the past” as it is more commonly known), I got to thinking about other absent characters that I would like to see back in Salem, and on the small screen in general…

B&Bs Deacon Sharpe: Sure, he’s fun on Y&R, but who wouldn’t want to see another hot hook-up between bad boy Deacon and Brooke Logan?!

B&B’s Sally Spectra: Although B&B has tried to reinvent Sally’s spunkiness in Jackie Marone, and more recently, Amber Moore, no-one can capture the indomitable spirit of the rambunctious redhead.

Days’ John Black and Marlena Evans: Salem just hasn’t been the same without it’s sweetest doc and sexiest cop. Come on, Days – bring back this smoking supercouple!

Desperate Housewives’ John Rowland (Gaby’s hunky gardener): Phwoar! Need I say more?!

Gossip Girl’s Jenny Humphrey: GG is in serious need of its sulkiest teen to provide a foil for the new (and annoying) perkiness of its resident Queen of Mean, Blair Waldorf

The Young and the Restless’ Patty Williams: It’s only been a few months, but we’re already missing GC’s favourite unhinged cat lady!

Who would you like to burst back into the television landscape? Post your answers below, or send an email to

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:

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!