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My View of Llanview: February 28 Edition

Monday, February 28, 2011 12:01 AM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — "One Life to Live" recently took to the scriptures with regards to the the new rivalry between Kelly and Natalie -- the "scriptures of pie" this is, evoking the sacred Pie Commandment that "Thou shalt send a pie to your enemies as a peace offering." What's that? Pie scriptures and commandments you say? Yes, and I agree that it does sound silly, which is exactly the point I am trying to make. To think that having drunken sex with the ex-fiancé of the sister of one of your best friends can be easily forgiven with a lemon meringue pie and a card is ridiculous even for "One Life to Live." It doesn't matter if it is one of Noelle's (where the heck is she anyway?) award-winning pies; it's a slap in the face to the person you are trying to apologize to. Although...
(SoapOperaNetwork)  --  Daytime moves one step closer to announcing the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Award nominees.On Wednesday, February 9, TV Guide.ca released the initial list of nominees for the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. That initial list was a compilation of every actor on every show who submitted their name for a nomination. The list also revealed which category each actor submitted in for their 2010 performances. The step that proceeded this was in-house voting for the final nominees for each soap opera. If there were more than two actors listed in any category for any specific soap opera the two actors with the most votes moved on to get a Pre-Nomination unless their was a tie - in that case three or more actors are allowed to move on in the process. That voting came to conclusion and the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Pre-Nominees were announced on...

Susan Lucci’s Memoir Set to be Released this March

Sunday, February 27, 2011 3:00 AM EDT
(Soap Opera Network) -- The latest news on the release of Susan Lucci's memoir "All My Life". Last July, Soap Opera Network reported that It Books, an imprint of publisher HarperCollins, had tapped the biggest superstar in daytime drama history, Susan Lucci, to pen her memoir for publication in 2011. Since then, the accomplished actress and entrepreneur who has played the legendary character of Erica Kane on "All My Children" since January 5, 1970 has completed that memoir. "All My Life" is scheduled to hit book stores on Tuesday, March 29. In correlation with the book release, Lucci will spend most of that release week signing copies of her book and meeting fans at various Barnes and Noble and Book Revue locations on the East Coast. Scheduled Signing Engagements:Tuesday, March 29, 2011 12:30 PM at Barnes & Noble – Fifth Avenue. New York, NY. Tuesday, March 29, 2011 7:00 PM at BookEnds...

Is There ‘Life’ After Death for John Wesley Shipp?

Saturday, February 26, 2011 11:00 PM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- After his character was killed off late last year as part of a still unsolved murder mystery, it appears that John Wesley Shipp may be headed back to Llanview as Eddie Ford, the late papa of "One Life to Live's" infamous trio of Ford brothers.  Shipp made a rather lengthy comment on his Facebook page on February 25 praising the show's production crew which read in part, "Thrill rides, today.  Highlight:  murder scenes under the---I feel like saying 'baton'-- of Director Jill Mitwell...I've experienced this at peak moments working on Broadway, in primetime, on film, and today with the terrific cast and crew of 'One Life To Live.'" In addition to Mitwell, the actor also compliments other members of "One Life's" production team in his Facebook post, saying "Many thanks to Director Larry Carpenter for the morning scenes whch were quite a bit lighter (no murders) and Vince...

Danny Cistone Joins ‘GH’ in Recurring Role

Saturday, February 26, 2011 6:51 PM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" has cast actor Danny Cistone in the recurring role of Jules, one of the Balkan's (Daniel Benzali) henchman that is holding some high priced inventory from their loved one's.According to sources, Cistone will debut on the Wednesday, March 2 episode of "General Hospital" when Brenda (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) wakes up from what she thinks is a dream, but turns into a nightmare soon after as Jules presents her with a potentially deadly injection.In addition to his role on "GH," Cistone is also the Technical Director and Co-founder of Theatre 68 | 68 Cent Crew Theatre Company along with Ronnie Marmo (Ronnie Dimestico). He's appeared in a number of films including "West of Brooklyn" and "A Bronx Tale," which both co-starred Marmo and in the case of "Bronx Tale," James Franco (Franco). Cistone's last airdate is set for Thursday, March 10.General HospitalRonnie MarmoJames FrancoVanessa Marcil GiovinazzoDanny CistoneWest...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- After portraying the role of Alan Quartermaine on ABC's "General Hospital" for 31 years, Stuart Damon has taken to real estate as his second career move. The actor has joined his son to host the new series "Luxury Lifestyles," which takes a look into the life of luxury in the growing Southern California housing market.Launching on Sunday, March 6 at 11:00 AM on KCOP Channel 13 in Southern California, "Luxury Lifestyles" will give viewers the opportunity to peak inside the homes of some of the grandest living spaces in the area, but unfortunately for the rest of us in the country we'll miss out on all the finest homes."It was intended to be a local show but there could be a national interest in this," said Christopher Damon, who was a producer on the first season of "Survivor" as well as MTV's "Road Rules" in an interview...

Back Yet Again! Tuc Watkins Returns to ‘One Life’

Friday, February 25, 2011 11:16 PM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- With his character left to rot in a Moroccan prison, Tuc Watkins comes back to his old daytime stomping ground.  But with Bo (Robert S. Woods) now hot on his son's trail, it maybe just a matter of time before David Vickers Buchanan is a free man once more -- or will it?  As we previously reported, following a falling out between Bo and best pal/nephew Rex (John-Paul Lavoisier), the troubled pair head for the African desert nation in search of the missing Buchanan heir, only to realize that Clint (Jerry verDorn) is one step ahead of them.  Look for Watkins to next air as David beginning the week of March 14. Watkins has played David on and off since originating the role in 1994.  He was last seen in early January trying to bribe a guard who was patrolling his jail cell.  He also portrays the recurring...
(SoapOperaNetwork) -- Ever wondered how soaps make getting slapped look so realistic?  Or how the actors learn all those lines? On the heels of Shayna Seymour's walk-on role this week as "Shayna the diner waitress" on "One Life to Live," the Boston reporter takes fans behind-the-scenes of the long-running ABC soap to answer those questions and interview cast members Kassie DePaiva (Blair), Ted King (Tomas), Mark Lawson (Brody), and Josh Kelly (Cutter). The WCVB-TV anchor described her day in Llanview in a special episode of the station's weeknight news magazine show "Chronicle HD."  Click here to view Part 1 and Part 2 of Seymour's day in the life of a soap star.  (NOTE: Part 2 also contains an unrelated story that was also featured on that particular episode of the program).Ted KingKassie DePaivaMark LawsonLlanviewJosh KellyShayna SeymourWCVBTVWCVB TVWMUR TVChronicle HDDream BigBostonManchester, New Hampshire

Ratings: Very Bad Week For Soaps

Friday, February 25, 2011 6:38 PM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Ratings Report for the Week of February 14-18, 2011       Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings (Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year) Total Viewers 1. Y&R 4,644,000 (-473,000/-499,000) 2. B&B 2,791,000 (-159,000/-613,000) <---- new low (2nd straight week for a new low) 3. DAYS 2,557,000 (-73,000/-718,000) 4. GH 2,508,000 (-163,000/-245,000) 5. AMC 2,350,000 (-220,000/-552,000) 6. OLTL 2,346,000 (-346,000/-276,000) Households 1. Y&R 3.3/12 (-.3/-.4) 2. B&B 2.0/7 (-.1/-.4) <---- new low 3. DAYS 1.8/6 (-.1/-.5) 3. AMC 1.8/6 (-.1/-.4) 3. GH 1.8/6 (-.2/-.2) 6. OLTL 1.7/6 (-.3/-.3) Women 18-49 Viewers 1. Y&R 886,000 (-101,000/-264,000) <---- new low 2. GH 720,000 (-38,000/-276,000) 3. DAYS 618,000 (-98,000/-248,000) 4. OLTL 570,000 (-87,000/-251,000) <---- new low 5. B&B 530,000 (+8,000/-222,000) 6. AMC 497,000 (-55,000/-278,000) <---- new low Women 18-49 Rating 1. Y&R 1.3/9 (-.2/-.4) <---- new low 2. GH 1.1/7 (same/-.4) 3. DAYS 0.9/6 (-.2/-.4) <---- ties low (Last time: July 12-16, 2010)...

GH Recap: Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011 6:00 PM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Episode Recap - Friday, February 25, 2011. IT HAPPENED TODAY... In the aftermath of the wedding, everyone is reeling from what happened. Sonny, Robin, Edward and Jax are beside themselves with grief, anger and disbelief as Ethan ushers Kristina, Molly and Morgan home away from danger. Michael is the only one who can calm his father down. Jason worries that the Balkan’s intentions don’t add up. Jason gets a call from Franco and Sonny discovers that the body is not who they think it is. Lulu arrives outside of the Archer Pavilion to comfort Dante after the tragedy, despite her feelings of betrayal. On the Next General Hospital...Sonny vows to get answers from Shawn. Jason notices something is wrong with Sam. Brenda finds herself in the Balkan's clutches. General Hospital