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Today in Soap Opera History (June 8)

1981: Another World's Mac wanted to know if Sandy was his son.

1988: Santa Barbara's Tori was rushed into surgery after a car crash.

1999: All My Children's Adam knocked off Erica's mask.

2006: Guiding Light's Olivia made love with Frank."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1942: Clara, Lu and Em, one of radio's earliest network soap operas in 1930 (first on Wgn then NBC Blue), was brought back by CBS Radio.
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Exclusive: Young and Restless Chief Jill Phelps on the Shocking Ian-Mariah Twist

In a wild one-two punch, CBS's The Young and the Restless has revealed that Fake Cassie, the scam artist played by Camryn Grimes, is in evil cahoots with Ian Ward, the creepy self-help guru played by Ray Wise. There's more! Fake Cassie, it turns out, is also Mariah, the much-discussed but never-seen ex-paramour of Tyler Michaelson (Redaric Williams). TV Guide Magazine spoke with executive producer Jill Farren Phelps to get the backstage dish on the two hot reveals and to find out where Mariah and Ian go from here. Is anyone safe?

TV Guide Magazine: Let's start with the nefarious Ian. Was it always the plan to connect him with Fake Cassie/Mariah?

Phelps: Not at all. Ray Wise was only supposed to be with us for a short story arc — 10 days — but we quickly realized what a gold mine he is. In order to keep him, it became necessary
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2014 NAACP Image Awards: Complete List of Winners!

The 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards went off without a hitch earlier this evening (February 22) with "12 Years a Slave" continuing to make waves snagging the biggest prize of the night.

Before her film won Outstanding Motion Picture, the gorgeous Lupita Nyong'o added another piece of hardware to her already impressive collection taking home a trophy for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, while Kerry Washington snagged up her second Image Award with a win for Best Actress in a Dramatic Series. Kerry's show "Scandal" also won Outstanding Drama Series.

In addition, the hilarious Kevin Hart took home Entertainer of the Year, while Oprah Winfrey paid tribute to the late Nelson Mandela with a touching speech and musical dedication.

"He was everything we have all have heard and more. He was humble and he was unscathed by any kind of bitterness after all that we know he's been through," Winfrey said.
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2014 NAACP Image Awads: Full winners list

The 45th NAACP Image Awards were presented Saturday night (Feb. 22), with names like Kevin Hart, Kerry Washington, "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen and Lupita Nyong'o being honored.

The Image Awards pay tribute to the best in film, TV, writing, music and literature. Take a look at the full list of winners below.

Winners are in bold.

Entertainer of the Year

Kevin Hart

Film

Outstanding Motion Picture

"12 Years A Slave" "Fruitvale Station""Lee Daniels' The Butler""Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom""The Best Man Holiday

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Forest Whitaker - "Lee Daniels' The Butler"Chadwick Boseman - "42"Chiwetel Ejiofor - "12 Years A Slave"Idris Elba - "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom"Michael B. Jordan - "Fruitvale Station"

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Angela Bassett - "Black Nativity"Halle Berry - "The Call"Jennifer Hudson - "Winnie Mandela"Kerry Washington - "Tyler Perry Presents Peeples"Nicole Beharie
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NAACP Image Awards Announces 2014 Nominations

Adding their picks to the awards season deluge, the 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards unveiled the official list of nominees.

Not surprisingly, “The Butler” will compete in categories including Outstanding Motion Picture, Outstanding Actor, Outstanding Supporting Actor & Actress and Writing.

Meanwhile, Kerry Washington’s “Scandal” is up for Outstanding Drama Series, and Ms. Washington herself received a nod for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series.

NAACP Chairman Roslyn M. Brock gushed, “This has been an incredible year from the artistic community, with phenomenal contributions across the board from the music, television, motion picture, and literature genres that have the power and impact to drive social change.”

The 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards will go live on Friday, February 21st.

And the nominees are:

Television

Outstanding Comedy Series

"House of Lies" (Showtime)

"Modern Family" (ABC)

"Real Husbands of Hollywood" (Bet)

"The Game" (Bet)

"The Soul Man" (TV Land)

Outstanding Actor in
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2014 NAACP Image Awards nominees list

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The 2014 NAACP Image Awards nominations were announced Thursday (Jan. 9) at the Television Critics Association press tour by David Oyelowo ("The Butler"), Joe Morton ("Scandal"), Keke Palmer ("CrazySexyCool"), Bresha Webb ("Love That Girl!") and Gina Torres ("Suits").

The 45th annual NAACP Image Awards airs live Saturday, Feb. 22 at 9 p.m. Et/Pt on TVOne.

The list of nominees:

Television

Outstanding Comedy Series

·         "House of Lies" (Showtime)

·         "Modern Family" (ABC)

·         "Real Husbands of Hollywood" (Bet)

·         "The Game" (Bet)

·         "The Soul Man" (TV Land)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

·         Andre Braugher - "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (Fox)

·         Cedric The Entertainer - "The Soul Man" (TV Land)

·         Don Cheadle - "House of Lies" (Showtime)

·         Dulé Hill - "Psych" (USA Network)

·         Kevin Hart - "Real Husbands of Hollywood" (Bet)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

·         Aisha Tyler - "Archer" (FX Networks)

·         Mindy Kaling - "The Mindy Project" (Fox)

·         Niecy Nash - "The Soul Man" (TV Land
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Celebrating 40 Years Of Being 'Young' & 'Restless'

Celebrating 40 Years Of Being 'Young' & 'Restless'
Los Angeles — Love, loss, breakups, makeups, murder, mayhem, backstabbing, social climbing. Forget about a lifetime, that's just an afternoon on "The Young and the Restless."

The CBS show, daytime's top-rated soap since December 1988, hits the big 4-0 on Tuesday.

No one from its debut on March 26, 1973 – when it was just 30 minutes long – remains with the show, but Jeanne Cooper arrived six months later and is the longest-tenured cast member in her role as grand dame Katherine Chancellor.

"God knows it's claimed a big part of my life," the 84-year-old actress said, citing good writing and likable characters as reasons for the show's continued success in an era of dwindling daytime audiences, network budget-cutting and the cancellation of other soaps.

"Its foundation was set so well and you had core characters that you could grow and become involved with," Cooper said. "As you got older, they got a year older. Whether
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Exclusive: Seth Gabel Talks Allegiance

Exclusive: Seth Gabel Talks Allegiance
Actor Seth Gabel discusses his role in the military thriller Allegiance, opening in New York December 28 and in Los Angeles January 4

After roles on the big screen in The Da Vinci Code and arcs on TV shows such as Nip/Tuck and Dirty Sexy Money, Seth Gabel made a name for himself as Fringe agent Lincoln Lee on the hit Fox series Fringe. Although his memorable arc wrapped up at the end of Season 4, the actor can currently be seen in the new military thriller Allegiance, currently available on VOD formats before opening in New York December 28 and in Los Angeles January 4. The actor portrays Lieutenant Danny Sefton, a soldier in the National Guard who must choose between one of his soldiers in need, and his family. I recently had the chance to speak with this talented actor over the phone. Take a look at what he had to say.
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Exclusive: Allegiance Clip with Seth Gabel

Exclusive: Allegiance Clip with Seth Gabel
XLrator Media has provided us with an exclusive clip from Allegiance, debuting in New York December 28th, Los Angeles January 4th, and arriving on Blu-ray and DVD January 15th. Seth Gabel stars as Danny Sefton, a National Guard Lieutenant torn between helping a soldier (Bow Wow) who wants to go Awol, and or instead, staying home with his fiance. Take a look at this exclusive clip where Danny tries to avoid being caught by his fellow soldiers.

Allegiance - Exclusive The Chase

After being granted a questionable transfer that will keep him stateside as his National Guard unit deploys for Iraq, Lieutenant Danny Sefton (Seth Gabel) becomes embroiled in a last minute Awol attempt by one of his soldiers (Bow Wow), forcing him to choose between his loyalties to the fleeing soldier, his unit and his own fianc&#233.

Allegiance comes to theaters January 4th, 2013 and stars Aidan Quinn, Seth Gabel,
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