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Which of these soap news stories was the biggest news story of 2006?
 GH: Genie Francis to return for Luke and Laura's 25th anniversary.   32% 
 ATWT: Emmy winner Benjamin Hendrickson commits suicide.   30% 
 DAYS: DAYS announces the return of Patch and Kayla.   13% 
 GL: Four GL (Clarke, Zimmer, Pelphret, Tognoni) stars win Daytime Emmys.   10% 
 YR: Eileen Davidson axed as Ashley Abbott.   8% 
 OLTL: Hillary B. Smith stunned by ABC's offer a new 4-year contract.   5% 
 AMC: Emmy winner Eden Riegel returning to AMC as contract player.   2% 
 PS: NBC renews Passions, but slashes budget.   0% 
 Other   0% 
 BB: Dissatisfied Joseph Mascolo walks away from B&B.   0% 

January 2006
Changes Made to B&B, Y&R Sections
On January 16, 2006, there were some changes made to the Soap Central that fans of The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless fans need to know about.
January 2006
37th Annual NAACP Image Awards Nominations
The NAACP has announced the nominees for the 37th Annual Image Awards. The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in literature, television, motion pictures and recording arts.
January 2006
Emmy Pre-Screening Nominations Announced
The pool from which this year's Daytime Emmy nominees will be drawn has gotten a little bit smaller. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has released this year's list of pre-screen nominees in the performance categories of Daytime Dramas for the 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.
February 2006
CBS Dominates Emmy Nominations; Y&R Tops Overall, GL Tops Acting Noms
Nominations for the 33rd Annual Daytime Emmys were announced live on Wednesday, February 8th from the set of the ABC daytime talk show, The View. If it seems like this year's nominations snuck up on you, fret not: the nominations were announced about a month earlier than usual. It's all part of a year of radical changes for the awards telecast.
February 2006
37th Annual NAACP Image Awards Winners
The NAACP has announced the winners of this year's 37th Annual Image Awards. The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in literature, television, motion pictures and recording arts. As expected, CBS's The Young and the Restless was again the big winner among daytime drama series.
March 2006
Announcement Buzz Fizzles Out
Call it an April Fool's joke one week early. Or maybe it was just a case of hype going a little too far.

As reported earlier in the week by Soap Central, the Internet was abuzz with word that ABC Daytime was readying a major announcement by week's end. Though the source of the initial rumor remains unknown, the announcement was expected to be a jaw-dropper and ABC was even said to have asked the soap magazines to save room on their front covers for the story.

March 2006
CBS Inks Supermarket Deal
Coming soon to a supermarket near you - The Young and the Restless! Well, that might not quite be the case, but CBS has inked a deal that will allow some of its programming content to be broadcast in supermarkets across the country.
March 2006
Win $500 -- And More -- Just For Watching The Soaps
Always an innovator in the world of daytime drama genre, Procter & Gamble Productions, the producers of As the World Turns and Guiding Light, have created an online contest in which fans of the two CBS soaps can win cash and prizes by doing something they typically already do everyday: watch television.
April 2006
The Daytime Emmys Go Hollywood
On Friday, April 28, 2006, for the 33rd time, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) honored the best and brightest stars of daytime television. But aside from the awarding of dozens of golden statuettes, this year's Daytime Emmys were far from ordinary.
May 2006
ABC's Frons Elevated to New Position
In an effort to streamline their different television properties, the Disney-ABC Television Group has named Brian Frons the president of the newly-created Daytime, Disney-ABC Television Group. The promotion elevates Frons from his position as head of ABC Daytime, a position he has served in for the past three-and-a-half years.
June 2006
SOAPnet's Soap Talk Is Silenced
Soap Talk, the Emmy-nominated talk show on the Disney-owned all-things-soap cable network, SOAPnet, has been cancelled after four seasons. The announcement was made earlier this week and came as a total surprise to everyone involved in the show.
June 2006
Evans Continues Work for City of Hope
Actress Andrea Evans will reprise her role as City of Hope's 2006 Celebrity Ambassador for its annual Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer program, held in cities across the country. This will mark the sixth consecutive year Evans has dedicated her time and efforts to the Walk and its drive to cure breast cancer.

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