13 Soap Opera Sobbers Who Have Perfected The Oprah Ugly Cry


No. 13: Kelly Monaco, General Hospital


It's a good thing Frank Valentini is excellent at managing General Hospital's budget, otherwise ABC's last remaining soap might have gone broke from buying Kleenex for the character of Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco)! Sam hasn't had many opportunities to turn on the water works lately. She's too busy being happy with Dr. Silas Clay (Michael Easton), but if and when she learns Robin (Kimberly McCullough) is off trying to save Jason, Port Charles, New York will once again be under a flood warning.

 — Regan Cellura

EXCLUSIVE: Nashville Showrunner on Scarlett’s Polarizing Season 2 Journey


Droves of Nashville fans have taken to the internet to vent their frustration with the character of Scarlett O'Connor (Clare Bowen), the country girl who has been gifted with a record deal and seems to hate every second of her success! Is Deacon Claybourne's (Chip Esten) neurotic niece intended to be the new love-to-hate character, now that Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) has seemingly transformed from villainess to a heroine? Showrunner Dee Johnson says no!

“I think we were trying to show the different journeys one takes when one is first trying to have a musical career," explains Johnson. "In our minds, Scarlett was always an artist, a relatively skinless person, and how does that person handle the stress of being out there all the time? It takes a toll and we wanted to show that side of the journey.”

Charlotte Ross on DAYS’ Eve Donovan Recast: “Had to Pass on Reprising My FAVE Role”


She's appeared in FriendsNYPD Blue, Glee and countless other projects on the big and small screen, but soap veteran Charlotte Ross still has mad love for the role of teen temptress Eve Donovan from NBC's Days of Our Lives. The actress, who starred as Kimberly Brady Donovan's (Patsy Pease) vicious stepdaughter from 1987-91, tweeted her regret about having to pass on reprising the iconic role. 

Ross also offered well wishes to NuEve, One Life to Live alum Kassie DePaiva. Tweeted Ross:


10 Soap Opera Villains Who Should Have Their Chestnuts Roasted on An Open Fire



 No. 10: Cesar Faison, General Hospital

General Hospital's nastiest villain, Cesar Faison (Anders Hove) has been obsessed with Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) since she was a little girl. In the 90's, the DVX operative terrorized Anna, her sometimes husband Robert (Tristan Rogers) and their World Security Bureau pals Sean Donely (John Reilly) and Frisco Jones (Jack Wagner).

He also targeted Frisco's beloved Aztec Princess Felicia (Kristina Wagner), Robert and Anna's daughter Robin (Kimberly McCullough) and her extraterrestrial pal Casey (Bradley Lockerman) from the Planet Lumina!