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sbclogo.jpgGH’s hot news that Jonathan Jackson is returning as Lucky, AMC’s casting news of who stays with the show when they head west. Big Brother winners learn the rigors of daytime during their taping of B&B, and what are some of daytime’s best and worst storylines. All of this is on the minds of our fellow bloggers and the top online soap sites. Check them all out!

Some of daytime’s storylines are really bad right now. Find out which storylines the Daytime Confidential gang think are the worst on the CBS and Days of Our Lives podcast episode. (Daytime Confidential)

What was it like behind-the-scenes with Big Brother winner’s Jordan and Jeff at "B&B"? Michael Fairman previews his upcoming interviews with the popular reality duo! (Michael Fairman Soaps)

The news is out, it’s the talk on everyone’s mind. Mine too! Check out Kathy’s latest commentary on AMC’s move out west and the list of who is going and who isn’t. Then take the PVB poll and share you thoughts too! (Pine Valley Bulletin)

The big news of Jonathan Jackson’s return to GH has the Serial Drama girls feeling excited, nervous and conflicted. Mallory and her 14-year-old self give their perspectives on the situation. (Serial Drama)

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How many times do you think Dorian will threaten to fire David during the course of her campaign? The predictions are impossible but there is no doubt this will be one hell of an amusing campaign. (Soap Opera Examiner)

Co-stars and fans react to Greg Vaughan’s exit from General Hospital. Most are very surprised but very supportive as the man we’ve known as Lucky for the past 6 years leaves the set this week: (Wubs)


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TONIGHT: Camryn Grimes Guest Stars On NCIS

Make sure to catch Y&R’s Daytime Emmy-winner, Camryn Grimes (Mariah) on primetime tonight (Tuesday Oct 22) on NCIS. Look for Grimes to play the role of Marine Corporal Laney Alimonte who is struggling in more ways than one.

In an interview on her guest spot with TV Insider, Crimes shared on Laney: “Her struggle is brought to life during the episode as more is revealed. Your heart breaks for her as mine did. At this point, Mariah is put-together and has her wits about her, unlike Laney, whose whole world is falling apart.”

Photo: CBS

NCIS airs on CBS tonight at 8PMEST.

Take a look at sneak peek below.

Will you be checking out Camryn on primetime? Comment below.

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Daniel Goddard Confirms Exit From The Young and the Restless

In shocking news on Tuesday from Daniel Goddard (Cane Ashby) himself, the actor has revealed via his post on Instagram that he is out at The Young and the Restless – the show that has been his home since 2006 (he first aired in January 2007 and left for a stint in 2011).

Goddard shared: “It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that I will no longer be part of the cast of the Young and the Restless. I am as shocked and gutted as you are… I almost didn’t post but I felt that the most loyal & loving fans an actor could wish for deserved to know and watch the last story arc knowing the rich meaning behind it. I am forever grateful for the 13 years I have been a part of the Y&R family… but sadly it seems that without Neil and Lily there just is no Cane.”

Daniel refers to the late Kristoff St. John who played Neil and his former on-screen other-half, Cristel Khalil (Lily) who opted to go to recurring status with the show and off-contract, and who also now lives in Toronto.

No final airdate for Cane’s exit from the series is available at this time.

This wasn’t the first time Goddard was let-go from Y&R.  Back in 2011 he made an exit, but amid much viewer protest, Y&R re-hired him, and in story, revealed that the character who had been shot was actually Cane’s not-so-nice twin brother.

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Currently in story on Y&R is this news over Katherine’s fortune, where it appeared that she left everything to Cane instead of Devon, but that whole set-up has been fishy from the start. Will this facilitate Cane’s exit from Genoa City canvas?

Daniel has been a longtime fan favorite and champion of Y&R and the soap opera genre in general during his entire run with the CBS Daytime soap opera.

Share your thoughts on the news of Daniel’s exit via the comment section below.

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Days of our Lives’ John Clarke Passes Away At 88

Sad news to report for the Days of our Lives family and their enduring fans.  John Clarke, who played Mickey Horton from 1965 until he retired in 2004 died on October 16th in Laguna Beach, California following complications from pneumonia.   He put his stamp on the pivotal role of Mickey for 39 years on the long-running NBC daytime drama series.

Deadline reports that Clarke previously suffered a stroke in 2007 and had been in declining health in the last few years.

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Among his acknowledgements for his performance on DAYS, John received a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding and received a Lifetime Achievement Award shortly after retiring from the profession he loved in 2004.  He received the honor with other daytime notables including: Jeanne Cooper (Kay, Y&R), Rachel Ames (Audrey, GH) and Ray MacDonnell (Joe, AMC).

In addition to DAYS, John Clarke appeared on numerous primetime shows from The New Breed to Gun Smoke; Have Gun Will Travel; The FBI; Sugarfoot; Death Valley Days; Twilight Zone and many others. 

Clarke is survived by wife Patty, and children Joshua and Melinda, and grandchildren Catherine Grace, Natasha and Jacob. Clarke’s daughter, Heidi passed away in 1994 of a heart tumor.

On screen on DAYS, Clarke was paired with Suzanne Rogers (Maggie Horton) and became one of the shows all-time favorite duos.

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DAYS scribe, Ryan Quan took to Twitter upon the news of the passing of Clarke and shared: “RIP original Days cast member John Clarke. His Mickey Horton was such an important part of the show’s history… an almost 40 year run. He’ll be missed.”

Wesley Eure who portrayed Mike Horton on DAYS shared: “Rest in peace #JohnClark! John was a great television dad when I played #MikeHorton on #DaysOfOurLives. In one scene I kept flinching when he was supposed to hit me so for the final take he hauled off and hit me really hard. I was reeling. He could not stop apologizing! Ooxx”

Share your remembrances and condolences on the passing of John Clarke in the comment section below.

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