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Friday, June 6, 2008 10:21 PM | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Summer brings in a wave of new faces to “All My Children.”

Beth Ehlers has signed a contract to star on “All My Children.” Ehlers, a four-time Emmy nominee, is best known for the role she has played off and on for more than twenty years – Harley Cooper on CBS’s “Guiding Light.” Ehlers was initially scheduled to be a recast of Liza Colby, formerly played by Marcy Walker, but head writing shifts scrapped that plan; the characters name is yet to be determined. Ehler’s has not begun taping at the ABC soap.

June 16: The July 1 issue of Soap Opera Digest reports that Ehlers will play soldier Taylor McBride on “AMC,” a new character. Taylor comes to town with a purpose and upon waiting for her next tour of duty will become side-tracked. Ehlers will begin taping this month and her first air-date will be Thursday, July 24.

The beaten and battered beauty that premiered on the May 29 episode of “AMC,” where Dr. Frankie Hubbard (Cornelius Smith Jr.) tended to her wounds, is played by Denise Vasi. The 27-year old actress was cast to play the contract role of a prostitute named Randi. If her frequent visits to the hospital are any clue, Randi isn’t getting any respect from her pimp. Vasi’s character is slated for a hot-and-heavy romance with Frankie.

Soap Opera Network has learned that the role of Peter “Petey” Cortlandt has been cast. The character will begin airing during the week of July 7 and will be involved in storyline with Colby, Dre and Cassandra (Brianne Moncrief, Sterling Sulieman and Yaya DaCosta). Opal (Jill Larson) and Palmer Cortlandt’s (James Mitchell) son was last played by Mitchel Federan in 2002. Stay tuned for more information.

June 11: Soap Opera Digest Online is reporting that Daniel Kennedy will premiere in the recurring role of Petey on Friday, July 11.

“All My Children” airs weekdays on ABC and weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.

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