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It's impossible to keep up with all of the twists and turns from the world of soaps. Luckily, soapcentral.com has done it for you. Our News Archive has a listing of every news story ever posted on our site.
Here are some of the news stories posted on soapcentral.com during 2008 that focus on or performers and shows that might not be able to be classified under another soap listing. To read any of the articles listed below, simply click on the appropriate link.
To access articles from other years or to review articles with similar themes, please see the News Archive links below this text to access a specific year. Or to view a listing of all years for which news stories are available, simply click here.
With the turning of the calendar to a brand new year comes what has become a yearly tradition on soapcentral.com: our year-end review of all things soap. Our special coverage includes commentary columns, looks back at the biggest news stories of the year and, of course, The Dankies.
There are some new faces among this year's nominees for the NAACP's Image Awards. Also included is former Passions star Tracey Ross, nominated for a ninth consecutive award. The Image Awards will air on FOX on Valentine's Day.
With the members of the Writers Guild of America on strike, nearly all primetime television shows have grinded to a halt and acting gigs are scarce. Daytime, however, continues to produce hours of scripted drama every day. And now some actors are turning to soaps, a genre at which they might otherwise have snubbed.
The strike by the Writers Guild of America is over. Members voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to head back to work. Though a new contract has not yet been approved, it is already beginning to look like business as usual in Hollywood.
One would not ordinarily think that avid sports fans and soap opera stars would travel in the same circles. Thanks to a new advertising campaign, these two worlds will collide. ESPN has tapped several soap stars to promote its Fantasy Baseball league.
The pre-nominations for this year's Daytime Emmys have now been announced. From this list will come this year's winners. In a rule change, shows may now have up to three nominees in any given category.
The strike by the Writers Guild of America is over, but the fallout from the strike continues. The Guild issued a statement praising its members for walking the picket lines during its recent work stoppage. However, those members who took "fi-core" status were subjected to public ridicule.
Combine Britney Spears, Erica Kane, The Sopranos and toss in a bit of soapcentral.com founder Dan J Kroll and you're bound to get some madness -- Relative Madness, to be exact. Kroll appears alongside comedians and a variety of other celebrity talent in a brand new SOAPnet series.
That's right, a Web site with more than 1.25 million unique visitors per month is the handiwork of a sole soap fanatic, toiling away in his townhouse in Philadelphia.
As the mercury climbed towards triple digits, the stars hopscotched their way down the gauntlet that is the Red Carpet. Along the way, the stars posed for photographers or graciously granted interviews. In the end, most invariably sought out the coolest place on the Red Carpet - the shade under the soapcentral.com umbrella. Poised halfway down the carpet and sandwiched between a gaggle of chattering paparazzi, the soapcentral.com pit stop was a welcome oasis on the way into the Kodak Theater..
Each week, soapcentral.com founder Dan J Kroll, offers up his thoughts on various soap topics in a special column called In the Bubble. The column may focus on trends in soaps, past storylines, the latest news, or offer general commentary on the state of the soaps. This week's topic: the demise of the Daytime Emmys.