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‘More Life to Live’: Fashion Report

Thursday, July 23, 2009 1:42 AM EDT
Thursday, July 23, 2009 2:56 AM ET | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" takes advantage of the popularity of their bi-monthly "More Life to Live" bonus scenes video clips, to take viewers behind the scenes of the popular ABC soap during the online segment's off weeks. This week, Hillary B. Smith (Nora Hanen) chats with "OLTL's" Daytime Emmy winning (and presently nominated) design team to see what's hot in terms of summer fashions. For nearly a month, the official "One Life to Live" page at abc.com has given fans the opportunity to view selected deleted scenes that wound up on the cutting room via the "More Life to Live" video feature every other week.Due to the positive response of the bonus scenes, it appears that the brass at "OLTL" have decided to make "More Life to Live" a weekly online segment, with special behind-the-scenes interviews and sneak peaks...
Thursday, July 23, 2009 1:58 AM ET | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Creating the now-defunct ABC daytime drama "Ryan's Hope" with Claire Labine in 1975, Mayer also served as the show's co-head writer and executive producer (1975-81) for much of the soap's nearly 14-year run. Paul Avila Mayer passed away on July 10th, as the result of a brain tumor. In addition to overseeing "Ryan's Hope," Mayer was also active elsewhere in the soap world. From 1970-71 he served as writer for "Where the Heart Is," and as co-head writer from 1971-73; from 1973-75 he held the same position at "Love of Life." After leaving "Ryan's Hope," Mayer served as a writer for "Search for Tomorrow" in 1985. In addition, he also wrote an adaptation of the popular play "Six Characters in Search of an Author" in 1976. Mayer was nominated a total of ten times for Daytime Emmy Awards...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 4:47 PM PT | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Can chemistry strike twice for Lindsay Hartley (ex-Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald, "Passions") and Eric Martsolf (ex-Ethan Crane, "Passions")? "Days of our Lives" seems to think so as the soap has hired Hartley to replace Felisha Terrell in the contract role of Arianna Hernandez, Brady Black's (Martsolf) love interest on the soap. According to Soap Opera Digest, Hartley begins filming on Thursday, July 23. No word on what caused the soap to make the drastic change, but it is clear that the show is looking to recapture the magic of the "Passions" supercouple portrayed by Hartley and Martsolf for six years (Martsolf joined the cast as Ethan in 2002). Hartley has a five-year-old daughter, Isabella Justice Hartley, with husband and former "Passions" co-star Justin Hartley (ex-Fox Crane). The actress recently appeared in an episode of the CBS primetime drama "CSI: Crime...

AMC Recap: Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 5:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" Episode Recap - Wednesday, July 22, 2009. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Kendall scares Emma when she confronts her demanding the truth. Ryan puts a stop to Kendall's tactics, making it clear he won't have his daughter further traumatized. Kendall fears her time is running out and becomes angry everyone isn't putting more pressure on Emma. Zach is incredulous when Liza suggests they should try to manipulate Emma just as Annie has to create reasonable doubt. Emma swipes Erica's cell phone and hides it in her room. Jesse tells Zach that he'll try to stall Willis, who is hell bent on finding Emma. Tad has his work cut out for him while he distracts Liza to give Jake, Amanda and Taylor the chance to sneak away with Trevor without being seen. Taylor promises Amanda she'll take good care...

OLTL Recap: Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 5:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Episode Recap - Wednesday, July 22, 2009. IT HAPPENED TODAY... "Stairway to Heaven" Gigi races to get help for Stacy, interrupting Roxy as she’s on the verge of telling Rex the truth about his father. Gigi’s relieved to learn that Stacy is going to be okay. Rex pushes aside his guilt as he continues to lead Gigi to believe he never slept with Stacy. The doctor gives a delighted Stacy the unexpected news that she’s pregnant. Kyle catches Cristian with the letter Fish left for him. Kyle isn’t forthcoming when Cristian questions him about Fish. Fish overreacts when Layla asks him if he’s gay. Kyle is clearly miserable as he thinks about Fish. Starr and Cole make love for the first time since the night Hope was conceived. Langston tries to bolster a heartbroken Markko after...

GH Recap: Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 5:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Episode Recap - Wednesday, July 22, 2009. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Sonny feels guilty for the way he treated Claudia and stays by her side at the hospital. Robin and Patrick inform Claudia and Sonny that Claudia's suffering from a brain injury. Robin and Patrick explain that medication would be the best course of action to treat Claudia’s injuries but it would most likely result in a miscarriage. Patrick injures his finger catching Robin when she nearly falls down the stairs. Carly suddenly collapses after returning home. Alexis admits to Sam that she had been at the Mayor's house and got into an ugly fight with his wife which was caught on security cameras. Alexis asks Sam if she and Spinelli could find a way to erase the footage of her at the Mayor's house. Sam realizes Alexis would have...

Another Baby For Greg Vaughan

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 4:50 PM EDT
Wednesday, July 20, 2009 2:50 PM PT | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The talk of the "General Hospital" Fan Club Weekend wasn't what is going to happen next on the ABC soap, but news that Greg Vaughan, who portrays Lucky Spencer, is expecting his second child with wife Touriya Haoud. The couples first child, Jathan James Vaughan, was born in May 2007. The actor tweeted the happy news on Monday, July 20. "As I lay in bed, adoring my beautiful family! My son slowly closes his eyes, & my beautiful wife caresses her belly as new life is blooming," said Vaughan. Reportedly, Haoud is three months pregnant, which marks her delivery date at or about January 2010. Prior to joining the cast of "General Hospital" in 2003, Vaughan portrayed the contract role of Diego Guttierez on CBS' "The Young and the Restless." He has also appeared in a number of...

AMC Recap: Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 5:00 PM EDT
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" Episode Recap - Tuesday, July 21, 2009. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Marian lays into Liza, saying she'll have nothing more to do with her if she continues to represent Kendall. Zach and Kendall pledge their love to one another. Kendall goes to Willis' office with Zach and Liza, prepared to accept the plea deal. Willis pulls the rug out from under Kendall when he announces the deal is off the table now that he has Emma as an eyewitness. Willis infuriates Zach when he announces he's going after a murder one conviction. Erica assures Kendall that she and Ryan will handle the Emma problem. Ryan and Erica hide Emma at a safe house to prevent Willis from questioning her.While helping Scott clean out Stuart's things from the attic, Annie has a flashback of being up there with Adam...

OLTL Recap: Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 5:00 PM EDT
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Episode Recap - Tuesday, July 21, 2009. IT HAPPENED TODAY... "Head Over Heels" Rex and Gigi rejoice over the fact that they were finally able to turn the tables on Stacy. In the parking garage, Gigi encounters a menacing Stacy, who’s vandalized Gigi’s car with a crowbar. Stacy warns Gigi that the competition for Rex is just beginning. Gigi, having been pushed too far, attacks Stacy. Stacy ends up falling down the stairs after lunging at Gigi. Rex angrily demands answers from Roxy. A tearful Roxy admits that the mystery donor whose stem cells saved Shane’s life was actually Rex’s father. Cristian reads the cryptic letter that Fish left for Kyle. Layla takes Fish to task for going back on their agreement not to tell anyone at work that they’re dating. Fish explains that it’s important...

GH Recap: Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 5:00 PM EDT
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Episode Recap - Tuesday, July 21, 2009. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Johnny walks in to see Sonny and Olivia kissing. Johnny informs Sonny that tests confirm that Sonny is the father of Claudia's baby. Sonny doesn't believe Johnny but later learns he was telling the truth. Claudia gets in a horrific car accident trying to avoid a reckless driver. Carly, who happens to be close by, pulls Claudia from the wreckage. Claudia is rushed into the emergency room as Sonny watches on. Patrick and Kelly tell Claudia that both her and her unborn baby's lives are at risk. Jason helps Michael cover his tracks when he admits he thinks he caused a car accident. Kristina fears she could have caused Claudia's accident. Sam picks up on Kristina's unease when she returns home. Sam and Jason suspect that either Michael...