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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- After three consecutive days of waiting to hear whether or not "All My Children" was about to get the axe from ABC, as has been speculated since Deadline's article on the soap being in danger, executive producer Julie Hanan Carruthers took the time today to assure her cast and crew that the show was not being canceled by the network.As reported on Soap Opera Digest's twitter page, Soap Opera Network has learned through sources that Carruthers made it clear that the " rumors are just rumors." The news was later spread through Twitter by actress Bobbie Eakes (Krystal Carey) and also by Eric Martsolf (Brady Black, "Days of our Lives") via information from "AMC's" Lindsay Hartley (Cara Martin).According to Eakes, "AMC is not being cancelled :). But now is a great time to let the network know you'd like to keep it that way. Thanks for all the support!!" Meanwhile, Martsolf shared "AMC-...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Today the world woke up to news that legendary actress and Academy Award winner Elizabeth Taylor, 79, had died. The cause of death was congestive heart failure according to her publicist, Sally Morrison, in a statement released to the Associated Press. Taylor, who died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, had recently gone under treatment for heart problems after years of medical setbacks. Although she was not one of the many honored guests and friends who attended the wedding of Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary) and Laura Webber (Genie Francis) on ABC's "General Hospital" on November 17, 1981," Taylor did help bring in approximately 30 million viewers to the soap making it the most watched single episode ever aired in the history of daytime television. Her role as Helena Cassadine brought chills to the hearts of millions of viewers when she famously declared "I curse on you Laura and Luke....

Recurring Character Leaves Pine Valley

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 4:00 AM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- One of “All My Children” semi-regular players is set to wrap up their stint in Pine Valley Ella Thomas ends her run as the mobster associate and jealous gal pal of hit-man “Reverend” Ricky Torres (Eddie Matos), Diana Holden, on "All My Children" this April. The stunning Thomas debuted on the ABC soap on February 18 as one-half of the pair responsible for the murder of Kendall Hart Slater's (Alicia Minshew) husband. Thomas enjoyed a career as a successful model prior to catching the acting bug. Before getting the recurring role on “AMC”, Thomas had landed minor guest appearance spots on CBS’s “CSI: NY”, “CSI: Miami”, “How I Met Your Mother”, and “NCIS”, HBOs’ “Entourage”, NBC’s “Parenthood”, and ABC’s “Castle”. Look for the circumstances of Diana’s exit to cause some serious ripple effects through the little town of Pine Valley. Thomas last airs on “AMC”...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- ABC Daytime has a captive audience as the fate of "All My Children" appears to hang in the balance. On Monday morning, Deadline.com put soap fans on alarm when they reinforced the story Daytime Confidential first reported several weeks earlier: "All My Children" appears to be on the verge of cancellation! Since then, ABC's lack of confirmation which includes a glaring lack of denial has put soap fans even more on edge; a spokesperson for ABC continues to tell the media, including Soap Opera Network, that "the piece is just another story in a long line of stories about this same topic.” In an interview with the NY Post, long-time TV Guide soap columnist Michael Logan acutely sums up the unsettling feeling that statement is evoking in once skeptical fans and insiders alike, "this changes the game because the network is not stepping forward more forcefully than it...

The Chronicles of Shady ‘AMC’ Writer

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 1:27 AM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- You know who you are, you know what you have done. While millions of viewers wait on pins and needles to find out if their favorite daytime soap is about to get canceled by the network it has aired on for over 41 years, you are looking for work in reality TV. Shame on you!As previously reported, rumors of ABC's "All My Children" getting canned in favor of a new (and cheaper) talk show in the fall escalated on Monday, March 21, when Deadline.com posted an article that industry speculation had it that the network was in serious talks to pull the plug on the long running drama series. In response to Deadline's article, FOX News posted a piece on their website citing comments from a television analyst, a talent manager, and even Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly Editorial Director Lynn Leahey. However, it is...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" looks to up its quota of minority characters by casting what appears to be yet another recurring role on the long-running daytime drama. As we previously reported, the soap recently released an audition script for the role of "Robbie" who, from the tone of the script seems to be have been involved in a volatile situation with a girl named "Rose" (Remember that "OLTL" often changes names in these scripts to distract viewers).  Soap Opera Network has since obtained more information regarding this new character. According to the casting breakdown, "One Life" is looking for an African-American male between the ages of 18 and 22 for role of "Robbie," who is described as "Good looking, sexy and extremely confident, as well as an intern at a well-known newspaper."  However, it remains to be seen exactly who this character will be involved with.  Furthermore, given the...

Y&R Recap: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 7:17 PM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "The Young and the Restless" Episode Recap - Tuesday, March 22, 2011.IT HAPPENED TODAY...Lily continues to freak out about the text message she has received. She soon gets an unexpected visit from Jill and Colin, wanting to check up on her and the twins. The two talk but before long, Jill gets word from Nina about Chance and both she and Colin head out. Moments later, Lily leaves to meet up with Daniel. She tells him about the text message, but when she tries to show it to him, she can't locate her phone. When they arrive at her apartment, she and Daniel discover that the message is no longer there. Daniel watches as Lily slowly becomes unhinged.Abby stages a press conference at Gloworm. During her talk about 'The Naked Heiress' she does as the title states and drops her clothes for all to see. The minute...

GH Recap: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 6:00 PM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Episode Recap - Tuesday, March 22, 2011. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Jason agrees to speak with Lucky and Elizabeth on Carly’s behalf to save Josslyn. At first, Elizabeth is enraged, but ultimately she agrees to the kidney donation. Lucky opens up to Luke as Nikolas tries to be strong for the Spencer family, and Jason breaks down over the loss of Jake. Dante and Sam learn the identities of all 7 drivers and Sam is shaken to realize that she or Carly may be Jake’s hit-and-run driver. Realizing life is short, Robin asks Patrick an important question. Kristina manages to keep Abby away from Michael as he watches over Josslyn. Sonny and Brenda enjoy their first honeymoon day in Positano – but Sonny cannot stop trying to track Theo. Theo forces Suzanne to choose between ASEC and their grandchild. On the Next General Hospital...The Spencers come together during a time of...

OLTL Recap: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 6:00 PM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Episode Recap - Tuesday, March 22, 2011. IT HAPPENED TODAY... David seeks revenge on Clint by threatening him with a shotgun. He ultimately decides he’s not worth it and that he and Dorian should get married immediately. Viki questions Dorian about Tess’s hint that she knows something about Charlie and Echo. Charlie and Echo continue their affair. Brody and Natalie innocently fall asleep on the couch but upon waking up there is an awkward moment and they are both affected. Tess and Cutter get to know each other after taking off from Capricorn. Upon leaving Cutter’s hotel room, Tess snaps a pic of Charlie and Echo kissing goodbye. Kelly lets slip to Joey that Aubrey and Ford used to date. Joey questions Aubrey on her attraction to rich guys. Rama misses Vimal. On the Next One Life to Live...Natalie has a few choice words for John. A new girl...

AMC Recap: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 6:00 PM EDT
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" Episode Recap - Tuesday, March 22, 2011. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Marissa and Bianca’s friendship continues to grow as they work closely on Bianca’s custody case. Marissa reassures her friend she can do the job when they learn that Reese is going for full custody. Marissa calls Kendall to console Bianca. After JR turns down Colby’s request for sponsorship for her blogs, Colby approaches Caleb and Erica. Erica thinks it’s a great idea and Caleb decides Asher should be in charge of it. JR slams the door in Caleb’s face when he comes over and proposes the idea of Asher working for Cortlandt. After JR suggests he go over there as a spy, Asher says he’s tired of being in the middle of JR and Caleb; Colby witnesses his outburst. David advises Liza to lay low during this whole situation with Colby and her video blogs. Liza concludes...