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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 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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