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No More ‘Life’ for Hendy

Thursday, February 19, 2009 9:09 PM EDT
Thursday, February 19, 2009 11:22 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" releases Jacqueline Hendy from her contract after only five months with the show. The storyline started out promising with news that a new Latin American family would soon be calling Llanview home, leaving many fans thrilled about the "OLTL" cast becoming more diverse. Unfortunately, the premise usually sounds more appealing then what ends up on the television screen. Not long after Hendy made her "OLTL" premiere last September as Vanessa Montez, the protective ex-wife of Ray Montez, both the actress and the character failed to make a connection with many fans of the soap. This despite Vanessa being romantically paired with Cristian Vega (David Fumero), one of "One Life's" biggest heart throbs. While the daytime...

GH PreVUE: Week of February 23 Edition

Thursday, February 19, 2009 2:23 PM EDT
Thursday, February 19, 2009 7:30 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Fantasies become realities? THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL Maxie and Johnny are "dating," at least that's what appearances are for when the two attend the Campbell's Go Red Gala in Manhattan. Spinelli and Lulu know better, but it isn't easy. Lady Jane is back in Port Charles and boy does she have a shock for Jax and Carly. She's getting married! His name is Percy though. Lady Jane and Percy met while traveling abroad, but Jax is suspicious of their union and enlists Carly's assistance in proving it. Rebecca likes to play with brothers it seems as she enjoys spending time around one Lucky Spencer. As if Nikolas' obsession over her wasn't enough. Luke and Ethan go to jail, but Tracy only bails one of them out. Gee, wonder who?  The Inside...

NASCAR Driver Jeff Burton Hits ‘GH’

Thursday, February 19, 2009 11:17 AM EDT
Thursday, February 19, 2009 2:49 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- NASCAR driver Jeff Burton (aka: JB) is set to appear on next months "General Hospital" during a cross-over promotional opportunity between the soap and NASCAR racing.Burton, driver of the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet Impala SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and a 21-time winner in NASCAR’s premier division, will trade in his driving experience for acting experience today while filming scenes with Jason Thompson, who portrays Dr. Patrick Drake on the ABC Daytime drama series. He will be playing himself, while Thompson's character is said to be an avid fan of NASCAR racing. "I'm excited about going to the set of General Hospital and taking on a role with Jason," Burton said in a statement. "I've been in commercials and was a guest star on a sitcom a couple of years...

AMC PreVUE: Week of February 23 Edition

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 4:10 PM EDT
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 5:00 PM EST | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Go Red for...Green?THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDRENOn Monday, February 23, Adam tells Erica that he wants his investment in Fusion back...now! A bitter Ryan refuses to allow Annie see their daughter. Ryan is intent on getting revenge on everyone who had a part in Greenlee's death. Erica reaches out to Jack. Aidan admits to Angie that he's fallen for Annie. Brot opens up to Taylor on Thursday, February 26. Ryan sets his sights on the casino. Pete gives Colby bad news about her family's finances. Angie reaches out to a grief-stricken Ryan.A Closer Look: The Choices We MakeDavid brushes off Amanda's claim that she saw him at the inn the night Greenlee died. David warns Amanda to speed up her efforts in making JR look like an unfit father so he can claim Little...

OLTL PreVUE: Week of February 23 Edition

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 3:17 PM EDT
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 5:00 PM EST | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The Prodigal Son.THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVENatalie and Jared continue to investigate why Tess was at Llanview Hosital the night of Chloe's birth. Lansgston discovers Markko's UCLA acceptance letter on Monday, February 23. Michael and Marcie continue to find their way back toward one another. Gigi observes her nearly naked sister comforting Rex following a nightmare on Tuesday, February 24. Stacy breaks the heart of Oliver Fish, who is comforted by Noelle. Natalie becomes more determined than ever uncover the truth. Cole and Markko wish life wasn't so complicated. On Wednesday, February 25, Langston is torn by Markko's decision to remain in Llanview and not attend UCLA. Moe helps push Starr and Cole back together. However, by week's end, Cole confronts Starr, believing she tipped off about Schuyler about his drug use after the...

My View of Llanview: February 15 Edition

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 1:50 AM EDT
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 2:12 AM EST | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Life outside Llanview.Sometimes if it wasn't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all. That statement perfectly fits my life so far in 2009. When the clock struck midnight on January 1st, I was eagerly looking forward to resuming this column. The holidays were over and things seemed to be finally getting back to normal in my household. I published the January 1st edition of 'My View of Llanview" on time and was already tossing around topics in my head for the next installment of the column. Yep, everything appeared to be going according to plan.Then it happened. The cycle of life-altering events began. According to the old saying, a little rain falls in everyone's life at some point or another. But the rain doesn't always...

Y&R PreVUE: Week of February 16 Edition

Sunday, February 15, 2009 11:32 AM EDT
Sunday, February 15, 2009 11:58 AM ET | By Venus Stone(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- History repeats itself... THIS WEEK ON: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS Karen gets an eyeful,Wednesday, February 18 when she sees Neil and Tyra getting down with some serious lip-locking. Jill and Amber get into it over the DNA results. Victor gives Ashley the opportunity to sit on the board at Newman Enterprises but she instantly becomes wary. Victor isn't the only thing that is troubling Ashley; Brad's will is read on Thursday, February 19, and who is left in charge of Abby's trust has Ashley flabbergasted. The Inside Story: Whisked Away Not wanting to be out-witted by who he believes is Marge, Clint decides to kidnap Katherine to eliminate the competition for Kay's millions. The minute Kay sees her abductor face-to-face, the memories of Clint come flooding back. Katherine immediately tells Clint she knows...

ATWT PreVUE: Week of February 16 Edition

Sunday, February 15, 2009 10:33 AM EDT
Sunday, February 15, 2009 10:51 AM ET | By Venus Stone(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- So long, farewell.... THIS WEEK ON: AS THE WORLD TURNS Luke and Noah go on a witch hunt when they begin searching for evidence to nail Elwood for the death of Reg on Thursday, February 19. When Kevin pushes some vital information about Elwood, they begin working harder to trap him. Matt continues to get closer to Alison, to the disappointment of Casey. Liberty and Parker take Johnny on a special Valentine's Day trip when they read stories to him featuring some of Oakdale's citizens. The Inside Story: Ce la Vie A defeated Paul facing kidnapping charges decides to plead guilty for his crime. As he waits for the verdict Dusty approaches Meg and stresses she should speak out against Paul to sway the judge's decision in giving out a stiffer sentence. Unfortuately...

Diary of a ‘One Life’ Extra

Sunday, February 15, 2009 12:49 AM EDT
Sunday, February 15, 2009 12:55 AM EST | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- An aspiring actor describes his day in Llanview, and offers a glimpse into an upcoming storyline.  Wayne Chang, an acting major who is awaiting his big break into show business, recently (February 11th) paid a visit to the "One Life to Live" studios, where he made his soap debut as a Llanview Hospital orderly. In the February 12th entry in his blog, Chang takes fans through a hectic day on the set of the long-running daytime drama.  Arriving shortly before his 1:00 pm call time, Chang spent the afternoon on the set taking in the soap experience and chatting with a fellow extra named Steven. After introducing himself to Chang, Steven tells him that he played a butler in a episode of "OLTL" before. This go around, Steven is taping at least two episodes as...

Samuel Leaves Harmony For Llanview

Thursday, February 12, 2009 2:32 AM EDT
Thursday, February 12, 2009 2:41 AM EST | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" hires former Playboy centerfold Daphnée Duplaix Samuel as the next Rachel Gannon.Less than a month after "OLTL" releashed a casting call for Hank and Nora's bi-racial daughter Rachel, the long-running ABC daytime drama has found their woman. Daphnée Duplaix Samuel, ex-Hugh Heffner model and July 1997 Playboy Playmate, has become the fourth actress to tackle the reformed character, whose teenage years were consumed with sex, drugs, and murder. Ellen Bethea portrayed Rachel when she was last seen in Llanview in 2006, checking in on her comatose mother Nora Hanen.The 32-year-old Samuel is no stranger to Daytime, having spent nearly four years (2004-2008) portraying the hermaphrodite Valerie Davis on "Passions." The actress has also guest starred on such series as "Dharma & Greg," "Just Shoot Me!," "My Wife...