By Michele Dargan

Okay, so I’m really behind on blogging…I know. I know!

But now, in one fell swoop, I will catch you up on some soap opera buzz….Let’s begin, shall we?

First of all, the return of Rebecca Herbst and her beloved character, Elizabeth Webber to General Hospital is HUGE!

Rebecca Herbst

And all of Herbst’s fans out there should be patting themselves on the back for the incredible outcry that I think helped put her back in Port Charles.

Below is a portion of the ABC network’s statement:
“The show is thrilled she will remain on the canvas to portray the beloved character in many more poignant and emotional stories. Fans will be pleased to see Rebecca continue the role she created.”

I don’t know if you’ve seen Paula’s blog – over at Paula’s Soapbox – about the power of the fans in bringing Herbst back onto the canvas. But it’s a good read.

Click here to read Paula’s Soapbox blog “Just When You Thought She Was Out.”

Speaking of Paula, she’s been quite prolific in her blogging recently (certainly putting me to shame).

And if you didn’t know it, Paula was the one who predicted that it was Suzanne who chopped up Brenda’s wedding dress AND that she was somehow connected to The Balkan – BOTH of which came true!

Kudos Paula!

Now, she takes it a step further in discussing the possibilities of what may or may not have happened to Brenda’s baby .

Click here to read “A Dish Best Served Cold: GH”

And while you’re on Paula’s site, she has two Days Of Our Lives blogs that you’ll want to read.

Taylor Made: DOOL discusses the switcheroo Days made with the role of Taylor, which was played by Natalia Livingston (Emily/GH) for about five minutes before the show announced recasting Tamara Braun (Carly/GH, Ava/DOOL, Reese/AMC) in the role.

Paula’s latest Days blog is Who Does #2 Work For? Not Me! : DOOL which describes her updated feelings about Rafe #2.

By Michele Dargan

So there’s a new “evil” twin in town on Days Of Our Lives….

Or at least he’s supposed to be evil.

Paula, over at Paula’s Soapbox, says the Rafe double is really not so evil in the evilest sense of evil….Okay those were my words.

But in Paula’s words he’s kind of like Rafe 2.0 and she likens him to a cross between #2 and #4 in the movie Multiplicity, which, by the way, I’ve never seen. But I guess I will rent it now that Paula highly recommends it.

E.J., Rafe, Stefano

Back to Rafe 2.0, Paula offers some theories about what she’d like to see happen.

And, frankly, I like her ideas.

So, without further adieu…

Click here to read what Paula has to say in “Rafe 2.0 Attack of the Clone: DOOL.

And while you’re on Paula’s Soapbox, check out her interview with BlogTalkRadio’s Daytime After Dark host Carly.

Click here to read Soap Talk: A Behind the Scenes Look at Daytime After Dark

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Soap opera actors and fans are generous to their favorite causes and charities.

With all of the fan base wars going on at some soaps, it’s refreshing to see devoted Days of Our Lives fans uniting for a great cause.

Inspired by Days’ supercouple Daniel (Shawn Christian) and Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin), soap fan Alycia formed a charitable group to help those in need.

Daniel and Chloe

Other fan bases have joined in to help the cause.

For more details about Alycia and how fans have united to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer treatments and cures, click here to go to Paula’s Soapbox.

Paula has all the 411 on how Alycia founded Shawn Christian Angels and how other fans have joined in to help Project Freshly Squeezed, which raises money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.