America's top-rated daytime soap opera THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS hit new lows for the week of August 22-26 in total viewers, W18-49 and W18-34. ONE LIFE TO LIVE was the top-rated show in the W18-34 demo and ABC's top-rated daytime soap.
Multigenerational homes surging, census shows
The United States is experiencing a surge in the multigenerational households that were once a common feature of American life, and Hispanic and Asian families are driving the trend, according to Census Bureau data. The number of such households, defined as those with three or more generations living under one roof, grew to almost 5.1 million in 2010, a 30 percent increase from 3.9 million in 2000, the data show.
They hit 2.9 million in 1950 and didn’t top that again until four decades later, according to the Washington-based Pew Research Center. At the 1980 low, multiple-generation homes represented just 2.9 percent of all U.S. households, down from 7.8 percent in 1900.
ALL MY CHILDREN's Chrishell Stause to Guest Star on BODY OF PROOF
According to TV Line, Stause will come on board the Dana Delany-anchored drama in November as a party planner whose boyfriend is found dead. She'll be a suspect in the murder and appear on the sixth installment of Season Two.
Josh Duhamel Visits Flooded Hometown; Black Eye Peas Perform
Duhamel says he believes his North Dakota hometown will rebuild from a devastating flood, and on Saturday he shared that hopeful message with thousands of people attending a benefit concert he helped plan.
Port Chuck will perform during 2011 MDA Telethon
GENERAL HOSPITAL fans will want to tune in during hour five of the telethon when the band Port Chuck will perform. The band members include fan-favorites Steve Burton (Jason Morgan), Bradford Anderson (Damian Spinelli), Scott Reeves (Steven Webber) and MDA National Celebrity Ambassador, Brandon Barash (Johnny Zacharra).
Tika Sumpter calls soaps viewers the "most loyal fan base ever"
“They are the most loyal fan base ever,” says the bubbly 28-year-old, who spent nearly five years on the ABC afternoon soap. “They’ll basically let you know they were a fan before everything. They’ll definitely bring you back down to Earth.”
Brad Pitt and Ryan Murphy producing movie version of "The Normal Heart"
The flick centers on Larry Kramers's HIV/AIDs awareness and gay rights activism in the '80s.
Hisako Manda's inheritance saga plays out like melodrama (Japan's Susan Delfino)
Manda and her common-law partner businessman Chikara Sasaki have a son, who can receive something from his estate, but Manda is entitled to nothing, even though she supported Sasaki financially during a period when his business was on the ropes. She provides the Japanese voice for the character of Susan Delfino for local broadcasts of the American prime time soap opera DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES.