Soap of the Week Poll Results (October 13-17, 2014)

The results are in from the We Love Soaps "Soap of the Week" poll for October 13-17, 2014. NBC's Days of our Lives was voted favorite soap opera of our readers for the fifth week in a row.

ABC's General Hospital was second followed by CBS' The Young and the Restless.

The Favorite Couple for the fourth consecutive week was Days of our Lives' EJ & Sami. Days' James Scott and Alison Sweeney were voted Favorite Actor and Favorite Actress for the fourth week in a row.

Check out the complete list of shows below as well as the favorite couples, actors and actresses.

RANKSHOWLAST WEEKTOP 3
1Days of our Lives (NBC)1238
2General Hospital (ABC)2156
3The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)3107
4The Young and the Restless (CBS)473

Crystal Hunt Sentenced to Three Years Probationcrystal-hunt-sen

Actress Crystal Hunt was sentenced Friday to three years of probation for flinging a glass in a woman's face.

The former One Life to Live and Guiding Light star entered a no contest plea to the charge of felony assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury stemming from the December 13 incident at a West Hollywood bar, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Kathryn Solorzano immediately sentenced Crystal Hunt to 45 days of work with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and three years probation following her plea.

Today in Soap Opera History (October 21)

1982: GH's Bryan visited his father.  1988: GL's Rick put
the pieces together about the baby his bride was having.
1997: AW's Felicia removed her bandages. 2004: GL's Reva
told Cassie that JB was Jonathan.
"History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future."
― Robert Penn Warren

"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.

On this date in...

1953: On Hawkins Falls, May (Vivian Lasswell) came to Floyd (Maurice Copeland) with a problem. Meanwhile, Sue (Toni Gilman) tore into Mitch (Jim Bannon). Hugh Downs was the Announcer for the show at this time. Watch the episode below:

Jennifer Gareis Reprising the Role of Grace on 'The Young and the Restless' Again Next Month


Jennifer Gareis will once again return to CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless in November. She successfully reprised her role as Nick's sexy ex-lover, Grace Turner, in August.

Gareis, who plays Donna Logan in The Bold and the Beautiful, appears in the Thursday, November 13 episode of Y&R.

Roger Howarth Nabs Recurring Role in 'The Flash'

General Hospital's Roger Howarth has landed a recurring role on the CW's hit drama The Flash, according to Deadline.com. He will play investigative journalist Mason Bridge, boss to Iris (Candice Patton).

Mason will oversee aspiring journo Iris West as he digs into the truth about disgraced S.T.A.R. Labs honcho Dr. Harrison Wells aka Barry Allen’s mentor. He first airs in Episode 11.

The Flash star Jesse L. Martin is godfather to Howarth's son, Julian. The actors met playing recurring roles (Keith and Jory) on Guiding Light in the early 1990s and later shared scenes on One Life to Live, when Howarth's Todd tried to hire Martin's Quincy at The Sun.

Howarth's previous primetime TV credits include Californication, Dawson's Creek and Prey.

The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

Rape Charges Against 'One Life to Live' Actor Sean Ringgold Dismissed

Former One Life to Live actor Sean Ringgold has been cleared of sexual assault and rape charges filed against him in 2013. Nearly a year and $70,000 in legal fees later, all charges against Ringgold have been dropped.

A former bodyguard for celebrities like Tom Cruise, LL Cool J, and Queen Latifah, Ringgold said he had been talking to a women online for about a year, then he agreed to meet with her at a restaurant in Secaucus, New Jersey. But when he showed up the woman wasn't the same person he had been talking to online, so he decided to drive her home. Then three days later detectives called to tell him there was a warrant out for his arrest.

"I get a phone call, I have to go turn myself in, finger printed, pictures, everything," Ringgold recalled.

Today in Soap Opera History (October 20)

1930: Painted Dreams premiered. 1987: GH's Duke &Anna
were married. 1994: AMC's Edmund faced tough questions from
the press. 1998: Y&R's Sharon was hit by a car.
"History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future."
― Robert Penn Warren

"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.

On this date in...

1930: The soap opera was born! Irna Phillips’ radio soap Painted Dreams premiered on WGN Radio in Chicago. The show is widely recognized by broadcast historians as the very first soap opera. The show ran on WGN and later CBS Radio until July 1943.

'The Good Wife' Preview: Alicia and Dean Face Off Against Elsbeth and Rayna in a Sex Discrimination Case


CBS airs a new episode of The Good Wife tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Carrie Preston and Jill Hennessy guest star as lawyers Elsbeth Tascioni and Rayna Hecht. Kyle MacLachlan reprises his role of AUSA Josh Perotti. Taye Diggs and Steven Pasquale return as Florrick/Agos/Lockhart partner Dean Levine-Wilkins and campaign manager Jonathan Elfman.

When Alicia and Dean represent a fired female CEO in a sex discrimination suit against her company, they face a tough defense team in familiar foes Elsbeth Tascioni and Rayna Hecht. Meanwhile, a hacker seizes control and threatens to delete all of Florrick/Agos/Lockhart's files, sending the firm into panic mode when he demands a ransom.

Watch a sneak peek video below: