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Tuesday, June 3, 2008 10:10 PM | By Errol Lewis


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Former “Days of our Lives” star Brandon Beemer joins the cast of CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” in the contract role of Owen Knight, an individual who has a past connection to a recently exposed Logan family secret.

“Owen arrives at Forrester Creations connected to Marcus Walton (Texas Battle), Donna’s secret son, and quickly becomes embroiled in the lives of the Logans and the Forresters,” previewed Executive Producer and Headwriter, Bradley P. Bell.

It is believed that Mr. Knight will play a role in the upcoming romance between Marcus and Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood), who returns to Los Angeles and her family on the Wednesday, June 4 episode of the soap.

Beemer was last seen playing Shawn Brady on NBC’s “Days of our Lives.” His exit from the soap was understood to be storyline dictated, said sources. He left Salem with Martha Madison, who portrayed on-screen lady love Belle Black. He was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon.

Television credits include the recurring role of Seth on ABC’s “General Hospital” and an appearance on CBS’ “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” He portrayed Mic Rionn, the love interest to Haylie Duff’s Ava Marchetta in the 2006 feature “Material Girls.” The film also starred mega-star Hilary Duff. He made his television debut in the MTV series “Undressed.”

The actor began taping on Tuesday, May 27. He will first air on Wednesday, July 2.

“The Bold and the Beautiful” airs weekdays on CBS and can be watched anytime on CBS.com. Check local listings.




Tuesday, June 3, 2008 9:47 PM | By Errol Lewis


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Gay Pride and Cyndi Lauper are coming to CBS’ “As The World Turns” in July as the soap takes one step closer in showing same sex relationships in daytime.

On May 27, Lauper stopped by for a taping of the July 3 episode of “World Turns” for a benefit concert at Yo’s to promote her new dance album Bring Ya to the Brink (available in stores now) and her annual True Colors tour, which started on Saturday, May 31.

In the episode she will perform the songs “Into the Nightlife,” and the classic anthem “True Colors.” “Nightlife” is the new single off the “Brink” album.

In addition to singing, Lauper will dance with Luke (Van Hansis) and Noah (Jake Silbermann). Luke is there to interview Lauper for the college paper.

In an interview with EW.com’s SOAP WATCH column, Lauper revealed that she has been closely following the dynamics of Luke and Noah for awhile now and discussed the pacing of the relationship between the two.

“They’re taking their time and struggling with the heart issues, which is even more endearing than just being like the straight couples, half-naked and having sex all over the place. The best way to people is through the heart, and that’s why I think it’s kind of interesting the way they’ve done it. It’s about love.”

“As The World Turns” airs weekdays on CBS and can be watched anytime on CBS.com. Check local listings.




Tuesday, June 3, 2008 1:58 AM | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Five characters exit Pine Valley as “All My Children” moves into the hot and heavy months of summer.

Leven Rambin, 18, will last air on “All My Children” on Tuesday, June 10. The Emmy-nominated actress joined the cast of “AMC” in May 2004 as Lily Montgomery and began playing Lily’s identical half-sister, Ava Benton, in March 2007. Rambin taped her last scenes as Lily during an “AMC” location shoot in Long Island on May 19; Ava’s last appearance on the show was during Pine Valley’s Go Red Fashion Show in February. The young actress announced her decision to not re-sign with the show in the current issue of Soap Opera Weekly..

Multiple sources are reporting that Billy Miller has been let go from “AMC.” Miller started his stint in Pine Valley as Wes, the bartender who would soon be revealed to be sociopath Richie Novak, sister of Annie Lavery (Melissa Claire Egan). Opal’s (Jill Larson) ominous tarot card reading along with a long string of very bad deeds going unpunished seemed to foretell this bad boy’s faith months ago. Miller began playing the role of Richie Novak in August 2007. The handsome young actor will tape his last scenes as Richie in the not too distant future; do not expect Mr. Novak to make a quiet exit.

Charles Parnell who began playing Derek Frye in September 2005 last aired in the role this past March. The role, previously played by William Christian from 1991 to 2005, will not be recast. In the upcoming weeks, look for Jesse Hubbard, played by Darnell Williams, to step up to the plate and take on the job of Pine Valley’s newest Chief of Police.

Cady McClain last airs in her short-term stint as Dixie Cooney Martin’s ghost on Thursday, June 12. When asked about a potential longer Pine Valley stay for McClain in the future, “AMC” executive producer Julie H. Carruthers responds that she’d never rule it out.

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

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    Monday, June 2, 2008 4:12 AM | By Errol Lewis


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Katie’s future in doubt?

    THIS WEEK ON: THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL

    Katie receives some devastating news, while Stephanie makes a poignant admission to Felicia. Donna tries to convince Marcus to stay in Los Angeles with her. Bridget, Brooke and Nick agree to make a pact for Katie. Nick takes Katie sailing on The Shady Marlin, while Steffy (now played Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) arrives home from London. Nick reveals his honesty and emotions to Katie.

    What to Watch

    • Eric offers Marcus a job at Forrester Creations and Ridge hires Steffy.
    • Pam plays the little eavesdropper when she overhears Donna’s conversation with Eric.
    • Marcus and Steffy bond over being strangers with new career goals.



    Monday, June 2, 2008 2:51 AM | By Errol Lewis


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Children are a precious thing.

    THIS WEEK ON: DAYS OF OUR LIVES

    Lucas and Sami’s daughter, Allie, is handed over to child protective services, while Lexie and Abe learn that their son Theo is having trouble at school. Max Brady runs into John Black, and the two face off. Nicole threatens to reveal EJ’s secrets. Bo and Hope question Paul about the mysterious activity going on at the docks.

    What to Watch

    • Victor throws a fit and forbids Philip from seeing Chloe.
    • The Brady Pub is honored with a green certification for all the work they’ve done to help protect the environment. The family throws a party in celebration.



    Monday, June 2, 2008 3:45 AM | By Errol Lewis


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A murder plot is set.

    THIS WEEK ON: PASSIONS

    Sam carries a dying Ivy into the ER, and it is up to Eve to save her life. Finding her plan to make Ivy her next victim thwarted, Viki is confronted by Vincent who gives her a proposition. Juanita finds a picture of Luis in a bookstore and believes it is the key to her finding out where Pilar and her family are. Tabitha uses her magic in hopes of saving Harmony from impending doom.

    The Inside Story: Pilar’s Chance to Save her Family

    Pilar tries her best to convince her family that they all must leave Harmony at once before they all succumb to Juanita’s wrath, but no one is willing to listen. Pilar comes up with an impromptu trip out of town to save her loved ones from impending doom. In a last ditch effort, Pilar pleads with her family to leave town with her, but is unable to reveal why. Kay and Fancy, however, know what is going on and try to help Pilar’s efforts. Luis and Miguel are suspicious of their other half’s agendas.

    A Closer Look: The Wedding Plans Begin

    Theresa, in disguise, overhears Ethan and Gwen discussing plans on renewing their wedding vows. Although heartbroken, she is pleased when Gwen asks her to take Ethan’s measurements for his tuxedo.

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    What to Watch

    • Viki and Vincent plot a murder spree in Harmony and find the upcoming nuptials of Luis/Fancy, Miguel/Kay, and the renewal of vows of Ethan/Gwen the perfect events to get the job done.
    • Theresa refuses to leave Ethan with Gwen despite her mother’s pleas for her to leave town with the family.

    SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JUNE 9, 2008

    • Monday: Gwen complains about Little Ethan to Gertrude; Luis and Miguel agree to take part in the family trip; Juanita has questions for Kay.
    • Tuesday: Ethan finds Theresa’s diary; Rebecca has a warning for Gwen; Tabitha worries about Kay’s wedding.

    • Wednesday: Gwen wants to move up the wedding date; Juanita plots to sabotage the wedding ceremonies; Pretty plots to keep Luis and Fancy’s wedding from happening.



    Monday, June 2, 2008 2:30 AM | By Errol Lewis


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A mystery man hits town and causes havoc for some Springfield citizen’s.

    THIS WEEK ON: GUIDING LIGHT

    A mystery man hits Springfield and sets his sights on Daisy, but it is Ashlee who causes a “twist” of fate and finds herself at the mercy of “dog-tag man.” Cyrus heads to Harley’s house only to find unpaid bills and final notices. Hoping to help out he hits up Dinah for some cash, but she refuses. Finding a dead end, Cyrus tries to steal a painting that Adrianna is willing to pay big bucks for. Mallet catches Cyrus, but the evidence is no where to be found. Bill offers to help out a nauseous Ava, but she finds Remy more appealing. Lizzie seeks out Reva’s help when it comes to Bill, who makes it clear that Lizzie and he were a mistake and they are over.

    The Inside Story: Jeffrey’s Awake

    Jeffrey wakes up in a hospital bed to an ecstatic Reva, who reveals he was shot. Joshua informs Cassie that Jeffrey has awoken, which prompts her to propose a visit. Jeffrey insists to the police that his shooting was an accident, but the evidence proves otherwise. Jeffrey reveals to Reva that he lied to the cops when he said he remembered everything that happened. Reva and Jeffrey avert marriage talk. Olivia visits Jeffrey and informs him that Ava is happy to know that he is going to be fine, and that she would miss him if he ever left her as she likes having her father around. Reva is annoyed by Jeffrey’s current stance on their marriage plans.

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    What to Watch

    • Just who is “G?” This week family ties are revealed.



    Danger of a different kind…
    Sunday, June 1, 2008 9:08 PM | By Venus Stone

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Danger continues to loom for Noah and Luke; and an unstable woman’s hidden agenda becomes clear…

    THIS WEEK ON:AS THE WORLDS TURNS

    Bonnie informs Henry she has been let go from the case regarding Gray Gerard’s estate for snooping a little too much. Upset of the outcome, Henry and Bonnie devise a plan on getting the money in the estate. Brad sticks his nose where it doesn’t belong where Janet is concerned and lands in jail, which causes Katie to once again turn to Jack for help. Carly pays a visit to the farm and heat immediately generates between her and Holden, to which Lily notices. Brenda gives Alison the news that she has been let go from the nursing program. When she learns that she has been removed from patient care, she confronts Chris.

    HELPING LEADS TO BEING IN HOT WATER…

    Sophie spins her web of lies to Mike about how Paul raped her. Mike tells her she needs to press charges against Paul, but Sophie quickly gets out of doing so. When Paul has a confrontation with Mike about Sophie’s allegations, it’s Meg that stands by Paul’s side telling Mike Sophie is a liar. Mike tells Meg to wake up and admit that Paul is nothing but trouble. Realizing Meg is not backing down, an angry Mike runs to Margo. Sophie produces evidence from the first night she and Paul became intimate and uses that to her advantage.. Meanwhile, Paul and Meg are stunned when they learn Sophie has pressed charges against him for rape. Desperate to help Paul, Meg goes to Barbara with the news so they can find a way to keep him out of jail.

    In New York, Luke and Noah try to get Ameera out of police custody, but are stopped by Coyle and an NYPD detective named Livia. Both tell them Noah needs to set up a meeting with Col. Mayer. Luke decides he wants to go to help but when it is time to leave, Livia knocks Luke out. Noah, who is with Coyle is being wired and then escorted on the pier where he is to meet his father. When Noah asks Col. Mayer where Ameera is, he is stunned when he sees a handcuffed Ameera being led on the pier by Coyle and Livia. Papers are soon exchanged and Ameera is left with the Mayer. Before his father can escape with Ameera, Noah jumps on board his boat.

    Pictured: Jake Silbermann courtesy CBS

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    Another dastardly deed committed…
    Sunday, June 1, 2008 8:53 PM | By Venus Stone

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Jack does the unthinkable…

    THIS WEEK ON:THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

    Chloe feigns sickness to get closer to Cane. Adam gets offered the key to Heather’s room, which Phyllis witnesses. Lily is a no-show in New York. Nikki and Victor, once again go another round of bickering. Amber thinks that Adrian would be well-suited in writing for Restless Style. Victor asks Nick and Adam to stand up in his wedding but only one son agrees to. It’s time for Noah to go away to summer camp. Paul does another investigation; this time on Walter. Cane tries to get Jill to renegotiate Lily’s modeling contract.

    GIVE HER AN INCH, SHE COULD TAKE EVERYTHING

    Michael and Jeffrey had a heated discussion about Gloria, which leads to Michael punching him. Jack falls on his sword and offers Gloria a place to stay. When she arrives there, she learns she’s been assigned to live in the pool house. Sharon comes home to find out that Gloria will be staying there and she is furious that Jack didn’t talk to her about his decision first. Kevin gives his mom the old heave-ho. Gloria finds herself in yet another mess when she unwittingly poisons Jeffrey.

    Pictured: Peter Bergman courtesy CBS

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    Sunday, June 1, 2008 3:45 PM | By Errol Lewis


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Relinquishing the power one holds could land others in more danger than ever anticipated.

    THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL

    The Zacchara’s are homeless now that Jason has burned down their mansion, so the family is forced to take shelter at the MetroCourt Hotel run by Jax and Carly Jacks. While Jax wants them out of his hotel, Carly informs him that the Zacchara’s are more than welcome to stay in her hotel. Edward and Tracy are appalled when they catch Johnny and Lulu in bed together at the mansion. Anthony Zacchara takes his time in plotting his revenge on Jason. Claudia and Nikolas grow closer as the kisses get hotter and a growing family war is set off. Carly warns Lulu to stay away from Claudia. Lulu warns Nikolas to stay away from Claudia. Johnny warns Claudia to stay away from Nikolas. Claudia warns Lulu to stay away from Johnny.

    The Inside Story: The Mob Life Hits Close to Home

    Now that Sonny has relinquished his power to Jason, he finds that life is different for a man on the up and up. Kate admits to Sonny that she loves him so much that it scares her. Ric admits to Sonny that now that Jason has taken action against the Zacchara’s, his family could be in more danger than ever before. Jason makes it clear to Sonny that he is in charge now. When Kate has problems with one of Crimson’s main distributors, Sonny intervenes and he and Kate fight over his butting his nose in her business. Sonny faces the realities of being ‘out’ of the business.

    A Closer Look: Advice for Spinelli

    Everyone in town has decided to give Spinelli pointers on how to win a girl’s heart starting with Sam. Patrick offers Spinelli a job, while Robin suspects Spinelli is sabotaging her blog on Patrick’s orders and questions Maxie. Spinelli tries to pick up a girl at Jake’s but things don’t go as planned. Diane inadvertently gives Spinelli some bad advice, which he acts on when he sees Maxie. Sonny once again takes his anger out on Spinelli, who finds an understanding Leyla appealing.

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    What to Watch

    • Robin is disturbed by the bad reception her blog is receiving.
    • Lulu accuses Tracy of using her anger over Luke’s disappearance on her.
    • Jax is furious with Carly when she refuses to distance herself from Jason and his ties to the mob.
    • Nikolas visits Emily’s grave for the first time since her funeral.
    • Monica admits to Jason that she wishes things could be different and that he never got himself involved with Sonny.
    • Jax and Carly make up and discuss baby plans just before making love.

    SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JUNE 9, 2008

    • Monday: Sonny finds life hard without ‘the life;’ Claudia has a proposition for Maxie; Spinelli is stuck in an unexpected situation.
    • Tuesday: Sonny questions his decisions; Alexis once again asks Sonny to relinquish his parental rights to Kristina; Spinelli inspires Leyla.
    • Wednesday: Carly has revenge on her mind when it comes to Kate; Luke contacts Sam; Robin shares her fears with Elizabeth.
    • Thursday: Claudia has a warning for Lulu; Jax helps Spinelli change his look; Lucky and Sam land in Mexico while searching for Luke.

    • Friday: Jerry has a new game to play with Claudia; Sonny thinks Carly won’t keep him from his sons forever; Robin is rushed to the hospital.

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