STAYING ALIVE star FINOLA HUGHES has added novelist to her impressive resume after co-authoring a new book poking fun at the world of daytime soaps.

The actress, who lampooned soap operas in comedy movie SOAPDISH in 1991 and has since become a regular on US daytime hits All My Children and GENERAL HOSPITAL, has penned SOAPSUDS with ghostwriter DIGBY DIEHL (corr).

But she insists soap fans looking for dirt on her co-stars won't find any in the book - it's all fiction.

The British actress says, "There is not one true person there, so I have no worries of offending anyone."

Hughes is so convinced the book will be a hit when it hits stores next week (14JUN05), she has already started work on a sequel.

13/06/2005 09:02