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Bryton Eric McClure was born August 17, 1986 to an African American father and a European American mother. He currently portrays the role of Devon Hamilton on the CBS drama series "The Young and the Restless." He joined the cast in 2004.Now known professionally as just Bryton, the actor is said to have been dropped to  recurring status by the CBS drama series.According to sources of TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco, "Bryton will be asked to go recurring à la Tracey Bregman. He just hasn’t been told yet." It should be noted that Tracey Bregman, who portrays Lauren Fenmore on the soap, is said to prefer recurring status to a contract. It provides her with more free time to do other things outside of the soap world.A "Y&R" spokeswoman had no comment.Bryton won the 2007 Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series and the 2009 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in...

GH Casting Report: April Edition

Monday, April 13, 2009 6:59 PM EDT
Monday, April 13, 2009 8:30 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As a new Michael is set to join the cast, "General Hospital" is ready to reduce the appearances of two contract players. According to published reports, actors Rick Hearst (Ric Lansing) and Megan Ward (Kate Howard) have been bumped to recurring status by the ABC Daytime drama series. Ironically, Hearst recently re-signed a new contract after joining the cast in 2002. Ward joined the cast in May 2007. Rumors began circulating last month that five stars from the soap would get the axe following recent budget cuts at ABC Daytime. It is understood that instead of being let go completely, both actors agreed to being placed on recurring status. At press time, an ABC spokesman had no comment. In related news, Drew Garrett joins the cast as Michael Corinthos III beginning Thursday, April 24 (first...

Deidre Hall Guest-Hosts ‘Hollywood CLOUT’

Monday, April 13, 2009 6:23 PM EDT
Monday, April 13, 2009 7:45 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Legendary soap opera actress, Deidre Hall (ex-Marlena Evans, "Days of our Lives"), to guest-host online radio show "Hollywood CLOUT" during the week of April 13-17, 2009. Joining Hall on Monday's edition (April 13) will be Author, Rory Freedman ("Skinny Bitch"), talking about the "Meatless Monday" campaign on Air America. On Tuesday (April 14), look for Sex and Relationship Expert Alison Armstrong and on Thursday (April 16), look for "Wheel of Fortune" spinner Vanna White. Other guests include Congressman Dennis Kucinich - talking about the dangerous organic farming/genetically modified food bill circulating through Congress, friends of Hall's from "Days of our Lives," Holistic Doctor Paul Campbell and boy who does telepathic readings. "Hollywood CLOUT" is a national radio talk-show dedicated to "Pollywood," a combination of Hollywood celebrities, politics, social issues and activism. The show...

‘GH’ Launches PSA on Postpartum Depression

Monday, April 13, 2009 5:14 PM EDT
Monday, April 13, 2009 7:15 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- On ABC's "General Hospital," Dr. Robin Scorpio recently gave birth to a baby girl, but finds herself unable to bond with her. Mother's across America suffer through the same problem day after day untreated, now the soap has joined together with Postpartum Support International (PSI) to get the word out with the hope of helping mothers everywhere. On Thursday, April 16, immediately following that days airing of "General Hospital," look for an informative Public Service Announcement (PSA) on postpartum depression. The PSA is in conjunction with the ongoing storyline centering on Dr. Robin Scorpio (Kimberly McCullough) and her battle with the illness following the birth of her daughter, Emma, a few months ago. Robin married Emma's father, Dr. Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson) in December 2008 after three years of courting. "As our viewers expect to be entertained each...

ABC Daytime and SOAPnet Present Stagecoach

Sunday, April 12, 2009 7:08 PM EDT
Sunday, April 12, 2009 8:05 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- ABC Daytime and SOAPnet have signed on as presenting sponsors of Stagecoach - California's Country Music Festival taking place on Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Actors Steve Burton (Jason Morgan, "General Hospital"), Bobbie Eakes (Krystal Martin, "All My Children"), and Bree Williamson (Jessica Brennan, "One Life to Live") are set to appear as part of Weekend Festivities. Stagecoach features artists from the country, bluegrass, folk, roots rock and alt-country genres performing in three distinct performance arenas. Now in its third year, Stagecoach also boasts such activities as a BBQ competition and expanded camping area with amenities exclusively available to campers. This year's lineup of performers includes headliners Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Reba McEntire, and Kid Rock. "We know through research and our past experiences with country music events that country music...

Happy Easter and Good Friday!

Thursday, April 9, 2009 9:44 PM EDT
Thrusday, April 9, 2009 10:56 PM EDT | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- May your Easter and Good Friday holiday celebrations be safe and happy. From all of us here at Soap Opera Network, we would like to wish each and every one of our members and guests a safe and wonderful Good Friday and Easter Sunday. May the Easter Bunny overflow your baskets with eggs and goodies, and may the Lord bless you today as always. Praise God for your friends and loved ones, and remember that He is the real reason for this holiday. Set aside time to spend with your family this weekend and thank you for your continued loyalty to SON. Have a blessed Good Friday and very happy Easter!

An Interview with Nancy Curlee

Thursday, April 9, 2009 4:00 PM EDT
Thursday, April 9, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Xavier Toups (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Nancy Curlee is a former soap opera writer who has written for Guiding Light.  She began writing for the show in 1985 as a Script Writer and quickly rose up the ranks, holding positions as Breakdown Writer, Script Editor, Associate Head Writer, Co-Head Writer and then eventually becoming the show’s Head Writer from 1990 – 1993 (she shared the position with James E. Reilly, Stephen Demorest, and Lorraine Broderick). She is a three time Daytime Emmy winner (including one as part of the Head Writing team in 1993) and a Writers Guild Award for the 1991 season. Curlee graduated from Hollins College, in 1979, with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She also attended college at University of East Anglia in England for a year. Curlee is married to Stephen Demorest, who is also a...

‘One Life’ Prom Dress Give-Away

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 10:24 PM EDT
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 11:51 PM EDT | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Want to go to prom, but can't afford a dress? Then "One Life to Live" may be able to help. For many high school students, prom is the most magical time of the year. That will certainly be the case at Llanview High next month when The Pussycat Dolls perform "Jai Ho (You are My Destiny)," the English version of the popular song from the Oscar-winning film "Slumdog Millionaires." But the fun doesn't end there. "One Life to Live" is teaming up with the website DonateMyDress.org to sponsor the Dream Dress Contest, giving twenty-eight lucky teen girls a prom night to remember. With the nation in the grips of an economic downturn, increasing numbers of teens will either dress down...

OLTL PreVUE: Week of April 13 Edition

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 3:10 PM EDT
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 5:00 PM EDT | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Why must I be a teenager in love? THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVENatalie and Jared dispose of their evidence, and are confident they are doing the right thing as far as Jessica is concerned. Viki offers Clint some food for thought concerning his relationship with Nora. Rachel is successful in getting Matthew to crack a smile. On Wednesday, April 15, Destiny tricks Justin and Becca into believing that Matthew may be hauling their sorry butts into court, charging them as accessories to his accident. Brody makes amends with Jessica. Clint and Nora drift further apart. Shaun refuses to help Destiny hunt down their brother. Baby Chloe is christened on Thursday, April 17. Cole confides to Marty that he is still in love with Starr. Starr...

AMC PreVUE: Week of April 13 Edition

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 1:59 AM EDT
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 5:00 PM EST | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Taking blows. THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDRENFrankie’s family and friends throw him an emotional goodbye party before he ships out to Iraq. Scott and David's camaraderie dissipates with the revelation that they're each in the process of trying to develop an artificial heart valve. The turn of events brings Stuart and Adam's sons closer on Monday, April 13. David begins to manipulate Zach into thinking Ian could need a new heart valve. Aidan races to cover for Annie who breaks into Ryan's penthouse to visit Emma. Amanda admits to Jake that she trusts him. Taylor and Brot surprise Randi with a "visit" from Frankie on Wednesday, April 15. Aidan and Annie learn that Ryan has pulled strings to have Annie transferred to a different facility to keep them apart. Jake pulls a gun on...