Santa Barbara

Original Santa Barbara Leading Man Dane Witherspoon Dead at 56 (VIDEO)




The star-crossed, forbidden love of Kelly Capwell and Joe Perkins launched NBC's short-lived, cult fave soap opera Santa Barbara in 1984. Fans of the show couldn't decide who was more beautiful, Robin Wright, who played heiress Kelly Capwell, or Dane Witherspoon, who starred as her wrongfully-accused-of-murder beau Joe Perkins.

Fellow SB hunk A Martinez (ex-Cruz) had the difficult task of announcing Witherspoon's death via Facebook. He was 56. Watch a clip of Witherspoon, Wright and Louise Sorel, who played SB's sex-crazed socialite Augusta Lockridge, after the jump!
 

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Top 5 Reasons to Watch Season 2 of House of Cards

Ok, I admit it. I binge watched Season 2 of the Netflix smash political drama House of Cards in two days. This season is chock full of intense situations, power moves, amazing performances and jaw dropping surprises. 

HOC picks up right where the previous season left off. If the non-stop social media chatter since Friday hasn’t been enough to convince you to watch this suspenseful, thrilling drama, here are five reasons to press play on Season 2 of House of Cards.
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Thaao Penghlis RETURNS as General Hospital's Victor Cassadine!




General Hospital is really utilizing their way back machine! According to Soap Opera Digest, Thaao Penghlis is reprising the role of Victor Cassadine. READ MORE

DC #713: EXCLUSIVE — Michele Val Jean Reflects on #GH50 and Career in Soaps

She made television history when she was named the first black person to serve as head writer of a daytime drama. On today's episode of the Daytime Confidential podcast, Michele Val Jean joins Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr and Jillian Bowe as that soap opera, ABC Daytime's General Hospital, celebrates its 50th anniversary on April 1. 

The veteran scribe, who also wrote for Generations, Santa Barbara, Port Charles and currently pens scripts for The Bold and the Beautiful, dishes about her historic career and so much more on today’s Daytime Confidential podcast!

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15 Dysfunctional Soap Opera Families We'd Go Home With For The Holidays

No. 15: The Graysons, Revenge


Retribution is a dish best served over the holidays, if you're a member of the Grayson clan on ABC's smash primetime soap Revenge. Blackmail, corporate espionage, insider trading and not-quite-fatal tumbles off balconies could all be on the gourmet menu, but for the chance to break holiday bread with Queen Victoria (Madeleine Stowe), we'd risk it. 

 

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Nashville Lands Full Season Order From ABC

Nashville has been singing the right notes for ABC, and now the soapy drama has been rewarded with a full season pick up, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Reportedly, Nashville has averaged six million viewers and a 2.1 rating in 18-49. However, sales of its songs have helped generate revenue.

Working to its benefit, Nashville has been able to tap ancillary revenue from downloads of the T Bone Burnett-produced music from the series.  READ MORE