How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of 'GH,' 'The View' and 'The Chew'; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

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Former 'One Life' Starlett Katrina Bowden Named Esquire's 'Sexiest Woman Alive'

( — She may have only appeared in two episodes of the long-running ABC soap, and she may not be a household name for many soap fans, but 22-year-old actress Katrina Bowden topped a recent Esquire online reader’s poll, to gain the magazine’s top honor last month, garnering more than two millions votes.

Bowden, who has played Liz Lemon’s (Tina Fey) assistant Cerie on “30 Rock” since 2006, originated the role of bad girl Britney Jennings on “One Life to Live” on September 26th of the same year. However, she would only appear in one other episode (on October 4) before leaving the show and being replaced by Portia Reiners (who remained with the show until the character was written out a year later).

“I was up against Kim Kardashian,” the actress recently told the editor of Yahoo!’s Lifestyle blog. “And then – let’s put it this way, if you say my name and then say Megan Fox‘s name, most people know who she is but, well, a small percent will know who I am. I think a lot of the fans of ’30 Rock’ kind of went crazy with it.”

Click here to see photos from Bowden’s Esquire photo shoot. You can watch her acceptance speech below:

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    AMC Video Sneak Peek: Wednesday, May 18, 2011

    ( — Here’s a glimpse at tomorrow’s Pine Valley drama with a sneak peek of the first few minutes of Wednesday’s episode of “All My Children,” courtesy of

    Greenlee remains with Ryan at the hospital. Kendall continues to work to win over Ricky’s trust. And Griffin searches for evidence on Ricky’s computer.

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      OLTL Video Sneak Peek: Wednesday, May 18, 2011

      ( — Here’s a glimpse at tomorrow’s Llanview drama with a sneak peek of the first few minutes of Wednesday’s episode of “One Life to Live,” courtesy of

      Marty frantically searches for the tape of her therapy session. Matthew and Destiny share another kiss. And John and Bo discuss Marty’s disappearance.

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        GH Video Sneak Peek: Wednesday, May 18, 2011

        ( — Here’s a glimpse at tomorrow’s Port Charles drama with a sneak peek of the first few minutes of Wednesday’s episode of “General Hospital,” courtesy of

        Robin and Patrick share a moment at the hospital. Lisa continues to plot her revenge. And Michael pays Jason a visit.

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          AMC Recap: Tuesday, May 17, 2011

          ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, May 17, 2011.


          After seeing Jesse and Brot talking in the park, Liza tells Angie she thinks Jesse’s up to something since she’s seen him in a few suspicious situations. She’s telling Angie not because she wants to take Jesse down but because she’s hoping Angie can pull him from the edge before its too late. Angie questions Jesse on why he told Brot he owes him. Jesse covers but Angie picks up on his tension.

          The tension between Ricky and Bianca continues. When the family is all together Ricky proposes to a stunned Kendall. Privately, Kendall asks an upset Bianca to trust her. Kendall deduces that she has to accept Ricky’s proposal to get what she’s looking for. An emotional Kendall removes her wedding ring and allows Ricky to place his engagement ring on her finger.

          Jane continues to embrace walking a mile in Erica’s shoes. “Erica’s” odd behavior continues to confound Jack, Kendall and Bianca a bit. Jane as Erica completely writes off Jackson’s confession to kissing Krystal, is overwhelmed by a visit from her grandchildren, delights in the possibility of getting a meal from Krystal’s restaurant and acts as an entertained spectator during Ricky’s sudden proposal. Jackson realizes Jane is not wearing his wedding ring. The real Erica, meanwhile, loses her cool in lock-up. Jane pays Erica a visit.

          Tad tells Angie he has feelings for Cara but doesn’t want to let anything go further because of her and Jake’s past. Meanwhile, Cara tells Jake that remembering their past is not a bad thing because they’ve accepted the present. Cara tells Tad she’d like to talk to him about her and Jake and asks about Dixie. Kathy tells Cara that Dixie made her dad happy just like she does. Meanwhile, in an undisclosed area, the mystery woman who has carved a star in the wall is revealed to be a weakened but very much alive Dixie.

          On the Next All My Children…

          • Erica’s family and friends are among Erica’s captor, but do they know it.
          • Kendall works to get Ricky to open up to her.
          • Greenlee brings Emma to the hospital to see her sister.


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            OLTL Recap: Tuesday, May 17, 2011

            OLTL Recap: Tuesday, May 17, 2011

            ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, May 17, 2011.

            IT HAPPENED TODAY…

            Todd insists to Téa and to Blair that he didn’t see Tomas in the window. Téa thinks Todd was originally lying but Todd swears that wasn’t the case. Téa goes to tell Tomas, and Blair is furious. Meanwhile Calmar visits Tomas who tells him he came to an understanding with Todd. Téa arrives and Tomas asks her to help sort out Todd’s recantation. Calmar warns Tomas that his fate is still entwined with Todd’s.

            Aubrey and Rama try to keep Wes out of trouble while Cutter wants to take “him” away (to try to get Tess back). Cutter busts Cristian, exposing the fact that he’s serving Wes non-alcoholic beers. Ford discovers his ex wife is now a man. Ford berates Aubrey for leaving the baby at home. Cutter tricks Wes into stopping by the Minuteman. He takes off his shirt and parades around, trying to catch Tess’s eye, but Wes isn’t interested. Cutter challenges Wes to arm wrestling and pulls a move than ends in a kiss.

            Hot dog-attired Ford goes home with a hamburger-attired girl, a law student. She thinks he’s trying to seduce her but he’s really just pumping her for legal advice re Ryder. James wonders if Ford is missing Tess.

            Dani walks in on Nate and Deanna looking cozy, and she’s not happy. Dani gets a call from Tea who tells her about Todd’s recantation. Dani tells Nate her uncle is innocent but Nate doesn’t totally buy it. Starr and James are about to go to his room when Dani appears, complaining to James about his shuttling Deanna off to live with Nate.

            Rama tells Cristian she didn’t tell Vimal yet that she’s not pregnant. She almost blurts something self-incriminating but she covers. There’s an electric moment between her and Cristian.

            Deanna and Nate bond.

            On the Next One Life to Live…

            • John and Brody find a dead body.
            • Rick makes a surprising discovery.
            • Dani figures out what Matthew did.
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              GH Recap: Tuesday, May 17, 2011

              ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, May 17, 2011.

              IT HAPPENED TODAY…

              Carly threatens Jax with a dirty battle over Josslyn’s custody.

              Brenda and Sonny continue to clash. Brenda confronts Suzanne about her treachery.

              Lisa continues to lay groundwork for her next attack on Patrick and Robin via Kristina, as the couple moves to heal through marriage counseling.

              Elizabeth completely devolves when she discovers Cameron has opened the front door.

              Lucky and Siobhan prepare for an immigration interrogation over their marriage.

              On the Next General Hospital…

              • Ethan discovers that Kristina has been taking an addictive drug, courtesy of Lisa.
              • Lucky almost succumbs to his pill addiction.
              • Jason warns Michael to back off searching for the hit woman who framed Abby.


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                Video: Who is the Real Todd Manning?


                ( — “One Life to Live” goes behind-the-scenes to ask some of Llanview’s leading residents their thoughts on one of the town’s most infamous characters — Todd Manning, only to learn that “he’s a bit misunderstood.” But will they spill on just who is really playing Todd — Trevor St. John or Roger Howarth? You’ll have to watch to find out!

                Watch as Joey (Tom Degnan), Cutter (Josh Kelly), Clint (Jerry verDorn), Rex (John-Paul Lavoisier), Bo (Robert S. Woods), Kelly (Gina Tognoni), Blair (Kassie DePaiva), Nate (Lenny Platt), Dani (Kelley Missal), Jack (Andrew Trischitta), and Starr (Kristen Alderson) all talk about the man is Todd Manning and what he has become…with a little surprise at the end.

                'Precious' Barret Helms First 'One Life' Airdate Set

                ( — As we previously reported, Barret Helms, who played Precious’ dream boyfriend in the Oscar-nominated movie “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,” has joined the cast of “One Life to Live” in the contract role of Baz. Now, in an update to our initial report, we can tell you that Helms is expected to make his “One Life” debut on Monday, June 20. Look for his character to have “a unique connection to one of Llanview’s more recently-arrived residents.”

                While it is rumored that Baz will be related to James Ford’s (Nic Robuck‘s) ex-girlfriend Deanna Forbes (Nafessa Williams), SON can confirm that he will be related to another “One Life” newcomer. Helms tweets that “Tony Award winner LaChanze is playing my mom! Pedigree.” LaChanze, as we reported earlier today, has been cast by “OLTL” in the recurring role of Yvette, who is said to “have a surprising connection to someone in Llanview.”

                Judging by Helm’s Twitter page it appears that he has taped scenes on several dates so far, including May 2 and 11. Again, look for him first air on Monday, June 20.

                In casting breakdowns, the character of Baz was previously listed named “Robbie,” who was described “a sexy and confident college student who interns at a well-known newspaper.”

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                  From Broadway to Llanview: LaChanze Joins Cast of 'One Life to Live'

                  ( — Tony Award winning Broadway star Rhonda LaChanze Sapp has been cast in a newly created role on the recently cancelled ABC soap.

                  According to ABC Soaps in Depth, the 49-year-old Sapp, or LaChanze as she is better known, has been cast in the recurring role of Yvette, a woman who shares “a surprising connection to someone in Llanview.” The actress is best known for her portrayal of Celie in the stage production of “The Color Purple,” where she appeared opposite former “One Life” star Renee Elise Goldsberry (ex-Evangeline).

                  LaChanze has also appeared in a number of other stage productions, including “Dreamgirls,” “Ragtime,” “Funny Girl,” and “The Whiz.” She has also guest starred in a several television shows, such as “Law & Order: SVU,” “Sex and the City,” and “The Cosby Show.”

                  A first airdate has not been announced, however, LaChanze is expected to make her Llanview debut sometime in June.

                  While it is rumored that LaChanze’s character Yvette will be related to James Ford’s (Nic Robuck‘s) ex-girlfriend Deanna Forbes (Nafessa Williams), SON can confirm that he will be related to another “One Life” newcomer. Barret Helms, whom we previously reported was joining the show in the contract role of Baz, tweets that “Tony Award winner LaChanze is playing my mom! Pedigree.”

                  To learn more about the actress, click here to visit her official website.

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