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Mad for Maddens

May 24th, 2012 by TV Soap | No Comments | Filed in Star News

Benji and Joel Madden

Like most of you, we have also caught The Voice fever here at TV Soap, so we’ve decided to share some surprising facts about coach Joel Madden and his mentor twin brother, Benji.

1. Benjamin Levi Madden and his twin brother legally changed their names from their father’s surname – Combs- to their mother’s maiden name, Madden, during their teenage years.

2. The boy’s band, is one of the bestselling punk acts in the world. “The day we started the band, the question was when we were going to make it, not if we were gonna make it,” Joel said.

3. Although the twins are considered identical, Benji is actually two inches shorter than his brother, who is also is also five minutes younger.

4. The brother’s unbreakable bond stemmed from a less than idyllic childhood. “When my dad left, I was always the one that was kind of, like, crying about it, like, ‘Why us, why us,” Joel said. “Lucky for me, I had Benji. We’ve always been sidekicks.”

5. Before he hit it big, Benji worked as a stock boy, a waiter and even a shampoo technician. He also co-founded the clothing company DCMA Collective, and hosted his own MTV show with Joel called All Things Rock.

6. When Joel first began playing Good Charlotte gigs, the lead singer would get so nervous that he would sing with his back to the audience.

7. Like his brother, Benji is covered in over 100 tattoos.

8. Joel, 33, once dated Disney darling, Hilary Duff, who’s eight years his junior. However, after nearly two-and-a-half years together, the couple parted ways.

9. Benji and his Good Charlotte bandmates have been actively involved in supporting multiple PETA animal rights campaigns.

10. In 2006, Joel and now-wife Nicole Richie welcomed their first child, daughter Harlow Winter Kate Madden into the world. But before the birth, big softie Joel played host to a surprise baby shower for 100 expectant and new mums and the Los Angeles Free Clinic, handing out more than $200,000 worth of gifts.

Don’t forget to grab our latest issue of TV Soap to read our complete article about these rocking, punk stars. Enjoy!


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A dangerous secret!

May 17th, 2012 by TV Soap | No Comments | Filed in Bold and the Beautiful


CLOSE CALL: Rick (Jacob Young) and Liam (Scott Clifton) save Hope (Kimberly Matula) just in time.

A near-death experience doesn’t deter Amber from fuelling Hope’s worsening drug addiction on the The Bold and the Beautiful, but has Amber gone too far this time?

Initially, Amber is complacently proud of herself for being able to find an online source to provide the anti-anxiety medication that Hope has been craving. However, Hope is still under the misconception that her doctor authorised the pills that mysteriously turned up on her desk.

But when Dayzee finds Amber checking out medical resources on the computer, he warns that any place providing medication without a prescription is doing so illegally and can have dangerous consequences. Dayzee also informs Amber that sometimes the unethical companies are providing medication that can be poisonous and cause deaths! Amber is clearly shaken up and prays the pills she purchased for Hope are safe.

Meanwhile, Hope meets Thomas, Rick, Caroline and Liam at the Forrester mansion pool for a fun afternoon. An edgy Hope takes a pill and immediately starts to feel better, but an hour later her friends notice that Hope appears to be a little too happy and relaxed.

Liam asks his girlfriend if she is feeling okay, but Hope insists she is just trying to unwind and enjoy herself. She soon jumps on the diving board and starts to dance as if she doesn’t have a care in the world. However, when Liam is distracted momentarily by a conversation with his friends, he doesn’t realise that Hope has passed out and fallen into the water!

Luckily Liam gets to her just in time and fishes out Hope, who insists she fainted from not eating and refuses to be taken to the hospital. Amber later finds out about the incident and visits Hope to find she is still taking the medication. But when Amber finally confesses that she was the one who bough the pills in an effort to help, Hope wants more!

Later, an apprehensive Amber hands over more pills to Hope, assuring that this will be their little secret. Let’s just hope it doesn’t turn out to be a deadly one!


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Three’s a crowd

May 3rd, 2012 by TV Soap | No Comments | Filed in Uncategorized


SPARKS ARE FLYING: Julie (Rebecca Gibney) and Adam (Cameron Daddo) have quickly formed a strong bond.

The marriage of Julie and Dave has always been rock solid on Packed to the Rafters, but things are about to take an incredibly risky turn when Julie falls hard and fast for her new boss, Adam.

For a long time, when Dave has been in the mood for some loving, Julie has turned him down, saying she wasn’t interested. Julie hates to admit it, but she has lost her passion for the man she’s been married to for 25 years. The sparks that once burned bright have now turned into fading embers.

But when it comes to her new boss, Adam, the sparks have started flying bigger and brighter than ever before. Worst of all, Dave is forced to sit back and watch the situation unfold before his eyes.

The day newspaper editor Adam asks Julie to review a local café, Julie heads out alone. But to her surprise, Adam unexpectedly turns up and joins her. They enjoy each others company, conversations flow, laughs are shared, and sparks are flying in every direction.

When Julie arrives home to Dave, she is glowing and giggling like a school girl after having the best night out. But Dave knows Julie well enough to know something more than a new job is exciting her, and while he continues to support her, deep down he is terrified. Julie is more alive than she has been in years, and it’s all because of Adam.

When nightmares and constant stress gets the better of Dave, he decides to do what he can to break the bond between Julie and Adam. When Dave tries to end Julie’s new confidence over her writing career in hope that it might be the best way to bring her back to him and away from Adam, it turns out to be a critical mistake.

Once the words are said, Julie is shattered and Dave knows he can’t take them back. Will this be the fatal ending to the marriage Dave is so desperately trying to hold on to?


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Murder mysteries and more disasters!

May 3rd, 2012 by TV Soap | No Comments | Filed in Competitions, Days of Our Lives, Home and Away, The Magazine, Young and the Restless


REVENGE: Chaos rules as a body is discovered on the beach.

REVENGE: Chaos rules as a body is discovered on the beach.

Things are definitely heating up on our favourite soaps, and in the latest issue of TV Soap, we reveal all the relationship drama, murder mysteries and disasters hitting the screens.

On Revenge, the identity of the mysterious body on the beach is finally revealed. But is Daniel the killer? It sure looks that way when the reformed bad boy is found hovering over the lifeless body, covered in blood. We all know he’s had his troubles in the past, but is he really a murderer?

Meanwhile on Days of our Lives, Chloe is out of options and after being mistaken for a prostitute, she considers selling her body for real. It’s true – Chloe has been in on an never-ending downward spiral as of late, but is she desperate enough to start selling her body for cash?

And on Packed to the Rafters, Dave and Julie are about to suffer their biggest setback yet. While their marriage has always been rock solid, things are about to change when Julie falls hard and fast for her new boss, Adam. Will their marriage last the test? Or are the sparks that fly between Julie and Adam too hard to resist?

Also, there’s more trouble hitting the screens of Home and Away when Casey Braxton could be heading back to juvenile detention after lashing out at his bullying teacher. At this rate, Casey will be lucky to stay out of jail, let alone worry about finishing school!

Also in this issue of TV Soap, we pay tribute to The Young and the Restless’ Kate Linder as she notches up 30 wonderful years on the soap, plus we have loads of great storyline sneak peeks and prizes to be won. Enjoy the issue!


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O&M launch Mineral CCT Colour

April 26th, 2012 by TV Soap | No Comments | Filed in The Magazine


Greg Whatling, Alan Buki, Cameron Rains, Jose Bryce Smith, Alex Henao and Wayne Lewis at the launch of O&M's Mineral CCT Permanent Hair colour.

Our very own ‘Get the look’ contributors at TV Soap, Wayne Lewis and Alan Buki from Original and Mineral, invited us to help celebrate the launch of ‘Mineral CCT Permanent Hair Colour,’ a culmination of ongoing research and dedication to product improvement.

Early this week, Original Mineral (O&M) invited beauty editors to a healthy Australian breakfast at Sydney’s high-rise restaurant, The Summit, to launch their new hair colour line.

The morning commenced with Co-Founder, Jose Bryce Smith and Technical Director, Wayne Lewis discussing the journey of the brand and outlining Mineral CCT’s promise for a safe, chemical-free future that wont compromise colour results.

By channelling the cutting-edge colour technology from an American research laboratory, O&M’s launch of Mineral CCT’s latest generation of permanent colours answers a demand from clients who are looking for a more natural solution with a professional result.

CCT stands for Clean Colour Technology, a new cutting-edge colour line that features 99 permanent shades, and 28 demi-permanent high-gloss shades, formulated without harsh chemicals – ammonia, resorcinol, and PPD.

The removal of these chemicals opens the colour service up to a wider scope of clients – not only the many allergic to PPD, but to those who push the parameters of ‘personalised colour’ one step further. The micro-colour pigment molecules and specialised minerals in the formula allow for the brightest fashion colours and healthiest results.

Jess, Sarah and Kelly model shades of O&M's new Mineral CCT hair colour line.

Appealing to all clientele is an active mineral complex including Illite, Kaolin and Montorillonite that work respectively to deeply penetrate for rich saturation, guard against colour fade and deliver a boost in hair and scalp health.

O&M’s new hair colour line not only achieves up to five levels of lightening, with such shads as O&M Pearl and O&M Keratin, but it also offers 100 per cent grey coverage for those who are reluctant to embrace the signs of ageing.

O&M’s Mineral CCT permanent colour range is now available at leading Australian and USA professional hair salons.


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Revenge is a dish best served cold!

April 19th, 2012 by TV Soap | No Comments | Filed in Days of Our Lives, The Magazine

DAYS OF OUR LIVES: The Secret is out - Taylor (Tamara Braun) and EJ (James Scott) are busted by Nicole (Arianne Zucker)

There’s never a dull moment on Days of our Lives, and things are about to get deliciously wicked when Nicole busts EJ cheating on her with Taylor.

Against all odds, Nicole and EJ decide to celebrate their love for one another by getting married. But before the exchange of vows, EJ falls in love with another woman – Nicole’s sister, Taylor.

Taylor feels exactly the same way about EJ, but unable to cope with the guilt of coming between her sister and EJ, she decides to move out of the DiMera mansion and leave town. But EJ has other ideas – realising he cant bear to be apart from Taylor any longer, he resolves to divorce Nicole.

When EJ informs Taylor of his plan to end his relationship with Nicole, Taylor refuses to let him go through with it – saying that it would crush Nicole into a million pieces. Despite Taylor’s concern, EJ insists that even if Taylor leaves town, he and Nicole do not have a future together. But before he has the chance to tell Nicole the wedding is off, Nicole secretly busts EJ and and her sister embracing in a passionate kiss.

Initially, it seems that a shocked Nicole is planning violence, but she eventually decides that revenge is a dish best served cold, and rather than getting mad, Nicole decides to get even.

After over-hearing a conversation between Gus and Vivian about a mysterious prisoner EJ and Stefano had locked in their basement, she decides to take matters into her own hands. She manages to get a hold of the DNA results and putting two and two together, she begins to suspect that EJ and Stefano may have imprisoned Rafe in their basement. She calls on a mysterious associate to see if he can match the DNA results from EJ and Stefano’s prisoner to Rafe, and once the proof arrives, Nicole is ready to plot her revenge.

Exactly what Nicole has in store for EJ and Taylor remains a mystery, but you can rest assured it’s going to be a well-crafted and extremely wicked plan!


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A shock exit and heavy paybacks!

April 12th, 2012 by TV Soap | No Comments | Filed in Bold and the Beautiful, Competitions, Days of Our Lives, Home and Away, Neighbours, Star News


NEIGHBOURS: Lucas (Scott Major) refuses to believe Vanessa's (Alin Sumarwata) shocking baby news.

In our latest issue of TV Soap, we catch up with the hottest stars and reveal the latest drama hitting the screens of our favourite shows.

On The Bold and the Beautiful, someone is being forced to leave LA – is it Amber, Steffy or Brooke? Who ever it is, they refuse to leave quietly –  nothing is off limits for this town-skipping, scheming beauty. But what is her big plan?

Meanwhile on Days of our Lives, it’s payback time as Nicole plots her revenge to get even with her deceitful husband. Exactly what Nicole has in store for EJ and Taylor remains a mystery, but you can rest assured it’s going to be a well-crafted and extremely wicked plan!

As for Neighbours, Lucas panics when his ex-lover, Vanessa, returns to reveal she is pregnant with his child. Lucas struggles to make heads or tails of the situation and not only questions whether the baby is his, but also sabotages Vanessa’s job opportunity which leaves her in financial turmoil. Will Lucas do the right thing and finally man-up, or will he continue running?

And on Home and Away, Liam feels like he is being squeezed out of his own marriage as Bianca continues to bond with Heath, the father of her own baby. Liam questions  Bianca about her feelings for Heath, but she denies wanting to be with the River Boy. Is she telling the truth? Or does she still have feelings for Heath?

Also in this issue of TV Soap, our style insider shares the secrets behind The Hunger Games stars’ red carpet looks, our hottest celebrities reveal their beauty tips to add colour to your life this autumn, and we catch up with Cameron Daddo, who is back on our screens in Beaconsfield and Packed to the Rafters.

As always, there are plenty of great prizes and goodies to give away, including Grand Designs prize packs, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries on DVD and stacks more! And don’t forget to write to us, or leave a comment about your favourite soap show.



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Wedding nightmares, rage and heartbreaks!

March 22nd, 2012 by TV Soap | No Comments | Filed in Bold and the Beautiful, Home and Away, Neighbours, Star News, Young and the Restless


ALL FIRED UP: Tash stands by and admires her work as her father's car goes up in flames on Neighbours.


In out latest issue of TV Soap, things are heating up in all corners with wedding nightmares, broken hearts, fiery feuds, and nasty acts of revenge filling the screens of our favourite soap shows.

On the Bold and the Beautiful, Hope is finally going to get the white wedding she has always dreamed of – or is she? On upcoming episodes, Hope’s perfect dream will be turned into a horrible nightmare as Steffy refuses to let go of her man and denies Liam of an annulment. Will Hope and Liam get through the sticky web Steffy has spun, or will it all be too much to cope with?

Meanwhile on The Young and the Restless, Lily is ready to move onto a new man, meaning she needs to file for a divorce from Cane. The news comes as a shock to Cane, who feels he has no other choice but to leave Genoa City. A heartbroken Cane pledges his undying love for Lily and the twins, and farewells them. Will this be the last we’ll ever see of this Y&R heartthrob?

On Neighbours, a combination of lies and deceit culminate with an explosive truth when Tash finally discovers the full extent of Michael and Emilia’s relationship. In her fury, Tash torches Michael’s car, burning the vehicle into a cinder. But now Lucas is being blamed for Tash’s vicious act, despite his innocence. Will Michael lose his close friend and daughter once and for all?

And on Revenge, Emily has been busy planning her revenge on those who betrayed her father. But her sidekick, Nolan, discovers a powerful new enemy in Frank Stevens, and the pair set out to crush him. Will Frank really go down quietly, or will things turn from bad to worse?

Also in this issue of TV Soap, Brax is rushed to hospital on Home and Away, a blast from the past returns on How I Met Your Mother, and we catch up with NCIS leading man, Mark Harmon, in celebration of the show hitting the 200-episode mark. 


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Will Ruby die?

March 15th, 2012 by TV Soap | No Comments | Filed in Uncategorized


RUBY RAFTER: Panic sets in when Ruby climbs into a room with a deadly drop on one side (Source: Channel 7)

The speculation about some familiar faces leaving Packed to the Rafters at the end of the season is not the only thing shaking up the scenes on one of our favourite primetime soaps.

For Dave, his daughter Ruby is his life, but when things spin out of control at a building site, Dave faces the prospect that he could lose his daughter forever.

When Dave receives a phone call from work asking him to come down to the site and help out with an urgent problem, he has no other choice but to bring Ruby along.  Not being able to find a baby sitter on such short notice, he is relieved to find his nephew, Coby, at the site, and leaves Ruby in his care. But Coby learns the hard way that things can turn from bad to worse when he takes his eye off Ruby for one second, and she wanders off alone.

Dave now faces a father’s worst nightmare and closes down he building site to find his little girl. But somehow Ruby has managed to climb into a locked room with a deadly drop from one side. If she falls off the edge, the height of the drop will kill her.

The more Dave bashes on the door, the more frightened Ruby becomes. She begins to back away from the door and draws closer to the open drop. Will someone be able to save little Ruby before she takes one step too many?


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Family fueds, old flames and drug abuse!

March 8th, 2012 by TV Soap | 1 Comment | Filed in Uncategorized

BUSINESS BLUES: Rick's (Jacob Young, right) partnership with Amber hasn't gone down well with everyone.

Families fire up, old romances are rekindled and broken hearts lead to dangerous drug addictions in our latest issue of TV SOAP.

They have managed to keep the peace for some time now, but business is finally boiling up on The Bold and the Beautiful as Ridge and Rick find themselves at war at Forrester Creations. The tension is palpable and everyone is walking around on thin ice in the boardroom. Rick and Ridge need to reach an understanding about who is in charge; otherwise the most powerful family is in danger of being torn apart. But will it be that easy?

Meanwhile on B&B, Steffy gets ditched and Liam and Hope could get the wedding they’ve always wanted. But while things seem calm, a storm is on its way as Steffy refuses to give up on her marriage!

As for Days of Our Lives, Carly comes across Bo and Hope in a passionate embrace and the sight pushes her over the edge. Carly turns to drugs to numb the pain and heal her broken heart. But if this self- medication becomes a habit, things could get much worse. What will Carly do next?

On The Young and the Restless, Ronan begins to hunt down Diane’s killer. However, the task is not going to be easy – Diane had more than her fair share of enemies. We’ve shone some light on the key suspects, but with so many potential killers, will Ronan ever find the real culprit?

Packed with all the hottest news from Hollywood, exclusive celebrity insiders and exciting prizes to be won, this issue of TV SOAP is definitely not one to miss.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and let us know what you think about all the latest episodes of your favourite soaps.



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