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2006-09-01 02:27:14

By Carly Mayberry and Chris Marlowe LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Many people would have a hard time reconciling soap operas with cutting-edge interactivity, but those within the daytime drama world know the networks have tested many innovative concepts on the genre's loyal followers.

2006-07-26 12:32:31

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - A gun-toting Brazilian actor clad only in swimming trunks stormed a television studio and took a hostage during the filming of the "Snakes and Lizards" soap opera where he was once an extra.

2006-07-19 17:55:52

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Inspired by the success of serialized hits like "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives," the major U.S. TV networks are launching a new wave of shows this fall designed to lure viewers with week-to-week cliff-hangers.

2006-07-19 15:14:17

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Inspired by the success of serialized hits like "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives," the major U.S. TV networks are launching a new wave of shows this fall designed to lure viewers with week-to-week cliff-hangers.

2006-05-16 20:06:41

By Sayed Salahuddin KABUL (Reuters) - Don't telephone an Afghan at 8.30 in the evening. Chances are, he or she will be settled down in front of the television for a daily fix of an Indian soap opera. And they won't want to be disturbed.

2006-03-30 08:15:30

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - While actors young enough to be her grandchildren come and go on television, soap opera veteran Helen Wagner has earned a place in the Guinness World Records by playing one role for 50 years.

2006-03-30 08:18:14

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - While actors young enough to be her grandchildren come and go on television, soap opera veteran Helen Wagner has earned a place in the Guinness World Records by playing one role for 50 years.

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2006-03-20 10:40:00

Older women who say talk shows and soap operas are their favorite TV programs tend to score more poorly on tests of memory, attention and other cognitive skills, researchers reported Monday.

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2005-12-24 09:50:00

When is a coma nothing like a coma? When it's a fictional coma, as depicted on the wildly popular daytime dramas warming the electronic hearths of America's living rooms.

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2005-06-15 07:05:00

Desperate Housewives and other TV soap operas may help make adolescent girls desperate for a thinness few can healthily achieve, new Australian research suggests. The study of nearly 1,500 8th-to-11th graders also found that boys who watched music videos were at higher risk of developing the emerging male version of body-obsession.


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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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