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Soap Operas: Everything You Need to Know

Just what exactly is a soap opera, anyway? This is the place to find out what makes a soap a soap, including different types, history, characteristics and more.
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2010 Daytime Emmy Award Pre-Nominations
Find out if your favorite actor or actress is in the running for a Daytime Emmy Award nomination.

Top 10 Soap Operas of All Time
There are plenty of ways to determine what makes a soap great – the storylines, the characters, the history – but there’s always that “X-Factor,” the thing that makes us tune in every day, or remember a soap from yesterday with a particular fondness.

Soap Opera Rapid-Aging Syndrome (SORAS)
Definition and description of soap opera rapid aging syndrome (SORAS), the phenomenon of characters on daytime dramas aging unnaturally in order to advance a plot

What Exactly is a Soap Opera, Anyway?
There are many differences between soap operas and regular dramas. This is where you'll find out just what makes a soap a soap by looking at the history of soaps, trivia, definitions and more.

The Salaries of Soap Stars
Ever wonder what your favorite soap star makes? Of course you have! Thankfully, Katherine Thurston, the About.com Guide to 'One Life to Live', has the scoop for us. Check it out!

Comings and Goings - Soap Opera Casting News
Which soap stars are joining or leaving your favorite shows? Get the scoop on all the latest casting news right here.

Soap Star Personal Appearances
Where can you meet your favorite soap stars this season? Check out this complete list of upcoming personal appearances.

How to Become a Soap Opera Star
Ever wish you were acting in a soap and not just watching them on TV? Check out these tips on how to turn the dream of becoming a soap star into a reality.

History of the Soap Opera Digest Awards
The Soap Opera Digest Awards are a beloved acknowledgment of the soap genre. But did you ever wonder how they got their start? Read here to get the scoop.

The History of Soaps
For a complete look at the history of soap operas, straight from the Museum of Broadcast Communications, read on.

How to Audition for a Soap Opera
Ready to take the plunge toward becoming a bonified soap star (or at least a day player)? Read here to find the steps involved in acing your audition.

How to Become a Soap Opera Star
Ever wish you were acting in a soap and not just watching them on TV? Check out these tips on how to turn the dream of becoming a soap star into a reality.

History of the Soap Opera Digest Awards
The Soap Opera Digest Awards are a beloved acknowledgment of the soap genre. But did you ever wonder how they got their start? Read here to get the scoop.

The History of Soaps
For a complete look at the history of soap operas, straight from the Museum of Broadcast Communications, read on.

How to Audition for a Soap Opera
Ready to take the plunge toward becoming a bonified soap star (or at least a day player)? Read here to find the steps involved in acing your audition.

The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Award Nominations
The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Award Nominations

Rob Wilson Talks About His Role as Pete Cortlandt on 'All My Children'
Rob Wilson Talks About His Role as Pete Cortlandt on 'All My Children'

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