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OLTL Teasers: Week of May 17 Edition

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Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 10:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Teasers and Episode Titles for the Week of May 17, 2010.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Teasers

  • Monday: Title Not Available — The musical continues.  Starr puts on a happy face as she goes to the prom alone.  Cole makes Starr’s wish come true, thanks to Dorian and the LPD.  Jessica stuff the ballot box.  Langston stumbles upon Ford and Karen getting it on.  Natalie is worried she made a mistake. 
  • Tuesday: Title Not Available – The musical ends.  Layla walks out on Cristian, who walks out on Jessica.  Markko finds Langston kissing Ford.  Jessica walks in on Cristian popping the question to Layla.  Marty and John call it quits.  Natalie misinterrupts Natalie and John’s good-bye kiss. 
  • Wednesday: Title Not Available – Brody tells Jessica something shocking.  John can’t find Natalie.  Cristian and Natalie celebrate their engagement.  Markko is horrified when Ford admits that he and Langston have been getting it on.  Jessica is heartbroken that Cristian and Layla are getting married.  Cris and Layla are happy. 
  • Thursday: Title Not Available – Natalie gets a surprise kiss.  Natalie and Brody find comfort with one another.  Matthe kissing Danielle and admits he loves her.  Téa is hit with a terrible headache just as she is about to reveal a secret to Blair.  After a huge fight, Markko walks out on Langston. Natalie and Brody have sex. 
  • Friday: Title Not Available – Rex and Gigi catch a break.  Natalie and Brody are devastated over what happened.  Natalie heads for the airport where she bumps into John.  Reed and Kelly kiss goodnight.  Carlotta learns of Cristian and Layla’s impending nuptials. Jessica gets her memory back.

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.




One Life At a Glance: May 17 Edition

Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC

Sunday, May 17, 2010 at 3:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Natalie and Brody make love this week on “One Life to Live.”

 

 

 

 

 

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: At a Glance

Starr gets her prom night miracle. 

  • Monday: (Episode 2009213/42211) – “Starr X’d Lovers: The Musical” Part II.  Marty’s guilt may get the best of her.  Starr may get her prom-night wish.   
  • Tuesday: (Episode 2009214/42212) – “Starr X’d Lovers: The Musical” Part III.  Markko may discover Langston’s duplicity.  Jessica gets an unpleasant surprise.  Marty is certain about what her future holds for John.
  • Wednesday: (Episode 2009215/42213) – Natalie fears she’s made a mistake.  Brody reveals a shocking secret to Jessica.  Layla shares her wisdom with Starr 
  • Thursday: (Episode 2009216/42214) – Natalie is surprised with a kiss.  Jessica may fall for Ford’s charms.  Blair helps Téa hide her condition from Dani. 
  • Friday: (Episode 2009217/42215) – Jessica has a breakthrough.  Rex and Gigi get the break they need.  John fights for the woman he wants in his life.   

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.

Pictured: Kristen Alderson & Brandon Buddy courtesy Heidi Gutman/ABC



My View of Llanview: May 15 Edition

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Saturday, May 15, 2010 12:01 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The promo says that “‘One Life to Live’ finds its voice” with this musical. Well, if that’s the case, I hope it gets a prolonged case of laryngitis.

With the arrival of “Starr X’d Lovers: The Musical” came a sense of dread for me. Although I do like when the show experiments with new things from time to time, the thought of another prom night musical extravaganza left me with more than a few reservations.

Then I heard a familiar tune: “Here’s what you do when you don’t find the rainbow’s end,
This time. Here’s where you go when it looks like the rain won’t end, don’t cry. I’ll give you tomorrow. Let me be the one you share it with, And each day that follows, ‘Cause we only have ‘ONE LIFE TO LIVE!’”

Granted it wasn’t performed by Peabo Bryson, as was the original, and the pictures and everything else in the opening was the same as it has been since 2004, but still any episode that begins with that upbeat song can’t be that bad, I reasoned. Then I watched the remainder of the episode, at which point I realized that my hypothesis was only partially correct.

While I did find some of the musical numbers ‘cheesy’ and ‘gay’ for lack of better terms, I did somewhat enjoy the the musical’s signature tune “Starr X’d Lovers.” And I have to give these kids credit for such very hard work in practicing their singing and dancing. But still, I found the motivation behind the whole thing trivial at best.

I mean, it’s not as if Starr and Cole are the greatest couple ever in the nearly 42-year history of “One Life to Live.” Likewise, they are not the popular characters to have ever lived in Llanview, no matter what the writers and producers may try and make us believe. And, while I don’t absolutely despise Starr and Cole, I’m not their biggest cheerleader either. In fact, the best word that comes to mind when describing my feelings for them is “eh.” I think that sums it up fairly well.

And, while “OLTL” does have several cast members who have been blessed with talent with regards to their singing abilities, there are also some who are mediocre at best. Now granted I have no room to criticize, since I personally cannot carry a tune in a bucket (and that’s being generous). However, I’m going to have my say anyway. I like Mark Lawson (Brody), but the guy is not a very good singer. He may be easy on the eyes for the ladies, but he should probably leave the singing to the professionals.

And God bless Roxy…working by herself on prom night, fixing hair and giving makeovers to six teen girls, and still able to find time to bust out into an elaborate song and dance routine. Only in Llanview, I suppose. Too bad that Jessica the twit is still roaming around the streets free. It’s amazing how all the adults in town seem content to let her run around acting like a ten-year-old kid again. But I suppose Viki is busy with other things, like propping Gigi and Rex to really care about her daughter’s mental state.

Now, only two more days of his mind-numbing musical, and then hopefully we’ll be done it with for another three years, like the last one. At least one can hope anyway.

Getting back to the opening, I like the thought of reviving the 1984-91 “Tour of Llanview” opening sequence. Having different cast members perform the song for each of the three days of the musical is all right, but I think it needs to be brought back full time. Along the same lines, it needs to be re-recorded by a professional musician, and not someone from the cast, no matter how talented he or she may be. And, if the song is to return for good, then the cast will all need new pictures, and the graphics will need to be more eye-catching and relevant. The current opening lost its appeal a few months after it debuted….and that was nearly a half-dozen years ago.

No one correctly guessed the identity of last time’s mystery “OLTL” guest star, which was accomplished actor Eileen Heckart. In 1986 she played Allison Perkins’ (Barbara Garrick) mother Ruth, and in 1993, originated the role of Mortimer Burns’ mom Wilma, which was later taken over by Elaine Stritch. And, of course, Mortimer was the spitting image of infamous mob boss Carlo Hesser.

In case you missed the clues, here they are: This late, Oscar winning television, stage, and film star of German and Irish decent, who was adopted by her grandfather as a child, had two small, but memorable roles on the soap. First she played mother to one of Llanview’s favorite psycho’s. Then she portrayed the mom of a super villain look-alike.

Now it’s time to play another round of “Llanview, Who Am I?,” a new feature where you have to use the clues to figure out the identity of a mystery celebrity guest star from “OLTL’s” past. See if you can figure it out. Good luck!!!

This Llanview ‘Visitor’ took over the role of a engineer who came to town on a top-secret mission, and fell hard for a leading man. Although this woman didn’t last long in the role, the woman she replaced returned to town years later as an unrelated character. Perhaps the saying is true afterall…’hair’ today, gone tomorrow.

So who is this mystery actress from the past? I’ll have the answer in the May 30th edition of My View of Llanview. Bonus points if you can tell me the name of the woman she replaced and the character she currently portrays on the show. Also don’t forget to tell me what bugs you about the show these days. I love hearing from fellow “OLTL” fans. And don’t forget to check out my Twitter page for all the latest OLTL news and information at SON.

Now, before I wrap up this column, I’m going to look into my crystal ball and give you a quick sneak peek at a few things coming up a few weeks down the road. These are for the week of May 31st. A matriarch is asked to play an important part in someone else’s nuptials. A Llanview landmark is ablaze…for the second time. Someone, or something, causes a big stink in a public place. One teen issues an ultimatum to another. Someone is trailed. And a big day is loaded with unexpected surprises.

Well that’s concludes yet another edition of the column. Hope you enjoyed it. Have a happy and safe Memorial Day holiday weekend. Take care and have a great day!

And until next time remember, we only have “One Life to Live”…

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.



OLTL Recap: Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, May 14, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

“Starr X’d Lovers: The Musical” Part I. Music fills the air as prom night approaches and rehearsals continue. Jessica, Destiny, Danielle, Langston, Whitney and Layla all end up at Foxy Roxy’s for their prom night makeovers. Layla could tear Jessica’s hair out when Jessica insists that Cristian is still in love with her and almost kissed her. The ladies at the salon are soon in a very musical mood.

Carlotta questions Cristian about his feelings for Jessica.

Starr’s down in the dumps over not being able to go to the prom with Cole. Starr is hurt by what she hears when she eavesdrops on Hannah and Cole.

Dorian wonders why Blair is suddenly being so nice to Téa.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • “Starr X’d Lovers: The Musical” Part II.
  • Marty feels guilty.
  • Starr’s wish comes true. 

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.




Photo: ABC

Friday, May 14, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) – More than a year after she joined the show as Destiny Evans, “One Life to Live” places Shenell Edmonds on contract.   

Last summer Edmonds told Soap Opera Digest that “I love playing Destiny. It’s easy to relate to her because she’s a lot like me.”  The teen actress first aired on February 27th, 2009. “OLTL” marks her first soap role.

No word on what this means for the rest of Edmonds onscreen family, all of whom (with the exception of big brother Greg [Terrell Tilford]) remain on recurring status.

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.



Friday, May 14, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, May 14, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Greenlee warns Erica that she’s not giving up the fight for Fusion. Jack remains frustrated with Erica but admits to Opal that he does still love her.

Madison comes clean with Ryan, who later confronts David. Greenlee eavesdrops as Ryan tears into David and learns what he was trying to get away with.

Thinking he’s about to fall off the wagon, Marissa grabs the glass of booze sitting in front of JR and downs it. JR catches a woozy Marissa before she falls.

Jake’s concerned about Amanda as she’s clearly not over her ordeal with Janet. With Krystal by her side, Amanda’s horrified to discover that Trevor is burning up with a fever.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Greenlee lays down the law with David.
  • JR pours his heart out to Marissa.
  • Jake tries to ease Amanda’s fears.

“All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.




Friday, May 14, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, May 14, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Jason makes a deal with Claire and prepares to have himself sent to prison to keep Michael safe. Michael faces danger behind bars.

Lucky and Dante want to dig up some dirt on Judge Carroll.

Carly tells Jax that even though she wants him to adopt Michael their marriage is still over. Sonny faces off with Jax, saying there’s no way he’ll allow Jax to adopt Morgan.

Tracy finds herself Helena’s captive.

Elizabeth’s back goes up when she sees Lucky and Maxie together.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Jason and Sam lose themselves in each other.
  • Lulu voices her faith in Dante.
  • Sonny puts Morgan’s needs above his own.

“General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.




Photo: ABC

Friday, May 14, 2010 1:53 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” temporarily brings back the show’s most popular opening. 

From 1986-1991, each episode of “OLTL” began with the infamous Peabo Bryson song, which reminded viewers “what to do when the rain won’t end, this time.”

Paying homage to the memorable opening, “One Life” is bringing the theme back for all three episodes of “Starr X’d Lovers: The Musical,” on May 14th, 17th, and 18th.  Only this time, it will be sung by various members of the cast, including Kassie DePaiva (Blair), Jason Tam (Markko) & Brittany Underwood (Langston), and Mark Lawson (Brody).   These three versions are availalbe for download with the rest of the “Starr X’d Lovers” soundtrack on iTunes.

The show will return to their regular opening sequence on Wednesday, May 19th.

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.



Llan-’View’ Prom Night Preview

Photo: ABC

Friday, May 14, 2010 9:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live’s” teen set to preview the show’s upcoming musical “Starr X’d Lovers” on “The View.”

Mark your calendars. This Friday (May 14th), Llanview’s younger generation will be giving fans a special sneak peek at the three-day musical exstravaganza. However, don’t expect the actors to be performing live on stage of the popular ABC gabfest. The number will be taped the day before at “The View’s” studios, which are in the same building as “One Life to Live.”

Among those set to perform on “The View” are: Kristen Alderson (Starr), Eddie Alderson (Matthew), Kelley Missal (Danielle), Shenell Edmonds (Destiny), Lenny Platt (Nate), J. J. Singleton (Darren), and several extras.

“Starr X’d Lovers: The Musical” will air on “OLTL” May 14th, 17th, and 18th, and will feature eight original songs, along with several others. It will also contain choreography from Broadway’s A.C. Ciulla. The soundtrack is currently available on iTunes. The sound track also includes a special bonus feature — three versions of the widely popular 1986-91 “OLTL” opening (originally sung by Peabo Bryson) — performed by Kassie DePaiva (Blair), Jason Tam (Markko) & Brittany Underwood (Langston), and Mark Lawson (Brody).

In addition, the May 18th episode will all be available with special online commentary from Kristen Alderson (Starr) and Brandon Buddy (Cole) on the full episode player at abc.com once that day’s episode has aired on ABC and SOAPnet.

Click here to view a photo gallery of images from the musical. You can watch cast interviews, promos, and more here. And Broadway World has two video clips up from musical for fans to watch.

In related news…

Teddy Toye and Ellenore Scott have each revealed on their Twitter pages they will taped scenes for the musical recently, and will also appear on “The View” with the those listed above.

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.



Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC

Friday, May 14, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Falling on the sword.

THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL

Lucky explains his reasoning after rejecting another invitation from Elizabeth. Nikolas apologizes to Elizabeth. Claire encounters Lucky, Cameron and Jake at the park on Tuesday, May 18. Steve and Lisa’s growing closeness irks Patrick. Robin preps to devote herself to serving the memory of Stone. Kristina turns to Nikolas for help. Nikolas intimidates Warren. Lucky and Nikolas clash. Luke and Ethan realize something is wrong when Tracy doesn’t show up for Luke’s romantic surprise on Wednesday, May 19. Carly enlists Spinelli. On Friday, May 21, Carly makes a bold move after finding a picture of Dante with Brook Lynn Ashton.

The Inside Story: Road Blocks
Carly and Spinelli confront Jason over his plan on Monday, May 17. Jason is convinced that he’s finally doing something right by Michael and seals his fate. Sam and Jason make love. On Wednesday, May 19, the couple relishes their last moments together at the cabin. Sonny informs Michael that Jason is going to be his new cellmate. Michael asserts to Dante that the mob will keep him safe. Jason turns himself in to Dante and Claire, but is he too late? Michael faces peril in Pentonville on Thursday, May 20. Jason’s transfer is halted. Michael finds himself in a harrowing situation. Dante helps Jason get past the mayor’s roadblock.

A Closer Look: Family Law
Dante and Sonny discuss the latter’s next move concerning his children. Sonny faces off with Carly over Morgan. Olivia overhears Sonny vowing to crush Johnny on Tuesday, May 18. Ethan agrees to reteam with Johnny to take Sonny down. Robin gets Sonny to admit that he wants to be a family with Olivia and Dante. On Friday, May 21, Sonny uses his charm to get Olivia to help him get closer to Dante. Johnny, meanwhile, sets his plan against Sonny in motion.

GH ALERTS: WEEK OF MAY 24, 2010

  • Claire is confident she can take down both Sonny and Johnny. (Soaps In Depth)

“General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings. “GH” also airs online at ABC.com and can be accessed 24/7.










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