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'DAYS' Star Bren Foster Appears in Latenight Cinemax Series 'Femme Fatales'

( — "Days of our Lives" star Bren Foster (Quinn) will be guest-starring in the Friday, May 27 episode of the Cinemax original series "Femme Fatales," which tells the story of powerful, sexy and dangerous women. 

Very much in the vein of “Twilight Zone” and “Tales from the Crypt,” each episode is introduced by a mysterious and enigmatic host Lilith, played by Tanit Phoenix, and features different casts and storylines, some of which are intertwined. In each of the 13 stand-alone episodes, women find extraordinary ways of coping with their problems, channeling their survival instincts and bringing out their inner guile. From the creators of Femme Fatales Magazine, the show is inspired by and styled in the tradition of pulp stories, film noir and graphic novels, and takes place in contemporary settings. The half-hour program features stories similar to such noir movies as "Bound," "Dead Calm" and "Red Rock West."

Foster's episode is entitled "Something Like Murder" and it was inspired by the classic film noirs Double Indemnity and Body Heat, and is about two women who conspire to murder ones older, dull, wealthy husband. But once they've collected the "ransom" for Charles' ill-fated return, the double-crosses begin. Foster will play the role of Charlie.

"Something Like Murder" is the third episode in the "Femme Fatales" series. He joins a number of soap stars set to guest-star in later episodes. "General Hospital's" Robert LaSardo (ex-Manny/Mateo) and "Guiding Light's" Scott Bailey (ex-Sandy) both appeared in the Friday, May 20 episode entitled "Bad Medicine."

"Femme Fatales" airs Fridays at 11:00 PM ET/PT on Cinemax.

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  • General Hospital
  • Robert LaSardo
  • Bren Foster
  • Tanit Phoenix
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    CONFIRMED: Freddie Smith Joins 'Days of our Lives' Plus Who He'll Be Playing

    ( — On Friday, May 13, we reported that there were rumors that "90210" actor Freddie Smith was in talks to join the cast of "Days of our Lives." Since that time Soap Opera Network can now confirm exclusively that the actor has already begun taping! How is that for a shocker? How about we know who he'll be playing!

    While full character details were not available at press time, Soap Opera Network has learned that Smith began taping in early April and that his character is currently going by the name "Sonny." Not much is known about the character other than the fact that he'll be interacting with Chandler Massey's Will Horton and Camila Banus' Gabi Hernandez. The character is set to debut in late June/early July.

    Previously it was reported that the actor might be playing one of Adrienne and Justin Kiriakis' (Judi Evans and Wally Kurth) son's. According to the actors at a fan event, one of their onscreen sons was expected to return to Salem this summer following their characters remarriage. Could "Sonny" be the code name for one of their kids? Or could the character be the long delayed character "Ryan," who was described as an "all-American high school idol. Gorgeous, well-built quarterback of the football team. Popular, confident and charismatic…the world is at his feet for the taking?" With names subject to change from the time of auditioning of a role to the actual casting of a role it is possible "Sonny" could be the nickname for one of the Kiriakis children.

    "Days of our Lives" issued a "no comment" to Soap Opera Network as we were going to press.

    This past television season Smith appeared in a number of episodes of The CW's "90210" in the role of Marco Salazar, the male love interest of former "Days of our Lives" hunk Trevor Donovan (ex-Jeremy Horton) and his former womanizing character Teddy Montogomery. It is unclear if his role on "DAYS" will prevent the actor from appearing on "90210" next season.

    • 90210
    • Wally Kurth
    • Chandler Massey
    • Camila Banus
    • Trevor Donovan
    • Days of our Lives
    • Comings & Goings
    • Freddie Smith
    • Judi Evans Luciano

      ABC Replaces 'All My Children' Tornado Rerun with a Wedding on Memorial Day

      ( — As we exclusively reported yesterday, ABC has decided to pull the Tornado themed episode of "All My Children," which was scheduled for re-broadcast on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. The episode was originally broadcast on October 17, 2008 and found Pine Valley in peril after being hit with a Tornado. Due to recent events, the network will air the wedding of Tad (Michael E. Knight) and Cara (Lindsay Hartley) instead. First aired on March 8, 2011, Tad marries Cara to help her with her immigration issues. Also in the episode, look for Ruth (Lee Meriwether) and Joe (Ray MacDonnell) to appear in support of their sons decision to wed.

      Episode Summary:

      Tad marries Cara to keep her in the country. Tad's father Joe is skeptical but his mother Ruth is supportive. Cara finds out that it was Amanda who called INS. Amanda refuses to attend the wedding and heads for the bar instead. JR brings up the past to Marisa but she is only focused on their future.

      Full Episode Recap:

      JR becomes sentimental and tells Marissa he wishes he could turn back the clock. On a call with Jesse, Angie questions the wedding but all Jesse can say is he’s adopted a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy with Tad. Tad’s affected when Krystal tells him she’s moving out but reassures him that they’ll always put their kids first. Tad tells Ruth the truth about the wedding. Amanda tells Jake that she can’t go to the wedding because she’s sick but he knows she’s lying. Cara confronts Amanda and lays into her for turning her into the feds. Kendall gives Cara a memento for her wedding. Before the wedding gets under way, Griffin reminds Cara they can leave and hide somewhere else but she insists she wants to stay; she’s never felt so welcome in a town like PV. As Tad and Cara recite their vows, Agent Kaye leaves and sees Amanda drinking alone in the bar.

      • All My Children
      • Michael E. Knight
      • Lee Meriwether
      • Ray MacDonnell
      • Lindsay Hartley

        AMC Video Sneak Peek: Wednesday, May 25, 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

        Ricky lures Bianca into his trap. J.R. prepares for Asher’s return home. And Madison takes out her anger on David.

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          OLTL Video Sneak Peek: Wednesday, May 25, 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

          Brody goes after Todd. James plans a special evening for Starr. And Blair and Tomas inch closer.

          • One Life to Live
          • Sneak Peek

            Y&R Recap: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

            Y&R Recap: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

            ( — "The Young and the Restless" Episode Recap – Tuesday, May 24, 2011.

            IT HAPPENED TODAY…

            Jack talked to Traci, wondering how Ashley was doing. She sternly forbad him from going to Ashley to talk to her about Jabot. Jack said he was merely concerned about her and only wants to be there regarding the company. Traci again told him to focus on family, not Jabot. He wondered where Ashley could be and was stunned when Traci said that she most likely was there at the hospital. He was shocked that she would go there, especially with Katherine there. Traci left to go see Billy and Victoria, leaving Jack alone at Crimson Lights. Shortly after she left, Victor arrived and Jack started to prod him on Katherine's sudden reign of Tucker's company. Victor, knowing that Jack was pressing for information about Jabot, continued to let Jack run his mouth. Jack warned Victor not to get too happy about possibly getting Jabot from him; Victor in turn told Jack that he needed to curb his enthusiasm. Jack gloated that if Ashley were to step down, Katherine would more than likely let him step back in, especially with the new product that they are testing out. Victor told Jack he doubt that Katherine would ever give him Jabot again.

            Ashley continued to beg Katherine to let her see Tucker but Katherine refused. She said she heard what she said to her son shortly after the accident and was concerned that she could be a hinderance to his getting better. Ashley explained that what she was telling Tucker was that she was sorry for what Abby put him through: setting him up with Diane. Unfortunately, her explanation fell on deaf ears, and Katherine said she needed to start looking out for the best interest in Tucker and his business. She crushed Ashley by telling her that she was fired from Jabot. Ashley was furious that Katherine would do that to her. Katherine calmly told Ash to focus on what's going on with her instead.

            Nina excitedly tells Chance that she has vacation plans with one another but is crushed when Chance told her that they wouldn't be able to go; he'd be going back in the military. She asked why he'd want to go back and he stated he needed a clean slate for himself; to find himself. She wondered why he didn't want to stay on as a cop but he said with everything that happened, nobody would respect him on the force. Heather arrived and asked how the two of them were doing. The minute Nina looked at Heather, she realized Chance was doing it because of her. She quickly placed the blame on her shoulders.

            Victoria wondered aloud to Billy why Daniel hadn't called them about Lucy. Billy told his wife to be patient, that Daniel would grant them what they want in due time. Victoria wasn't so sure. When Billy received a phone call, she assumed it was Daniel but was crushed when it was just the office calling. Traci arrived and asked how the two of them were holding up. Victoria said she just wanted to know that Daniel has the baby so that he can sign over the papers for them to have her. When they learned that Daniel received custody of Lucy, Traci was happy for them, because it would mean that Daniel would stick to their original agreement. Billy, however, explained that things had changed since then, thanks to Phyllis's interference. Rafe showed up to tell Billy that there has been a gag order put on the case; nothing can be written or said about the case or who are involved. Billy agreed to keep quiet but is hit hard when Rafe warned him that the D.A. wants him to stop avoiding his questions regarding his illegally buying Lucy. Billy foolishly thought that Rafe could simply find a way around the matter, but Rafe said that the charges against him would be serious, so answer what the DA wants answered.

            Phyllis arrived at Daniel's to find out when he'd get Lucy. Still annoyed with her constant pushing, Daniel told her that Lucy would be arriving there at the house. Still not wanting to give up having Lucy in the family, Phyllis told her son that it was time for him to truly bond with her. Daniel said that Lucy already had great parents in Billy and Victoria. Phyllis balked and said they bought her, they didn't adopt her, therefore,the right place would be with him. Lucy finally arrived and when Daniel held her in her arms, Phyllis automatically assumed that Daniel's mind would be changed.

            Victor arrived at Katherine's to see how she was doing. She shared her concerns, especially where Ashley were concerned. He asked her about the status of Jabot and gave her advice on how to keep Jack away from the company if and when he tried to sway her. Katherine wanted to know if Victor already knew of someone that would be interested in helping with the company. Victor, thinking of himself, quickly piped up that Victoria should be the one to run the company. Katherine was surprised that he'd be pitching his daughter in to be in charge. Victor quickly asked his friend to keep quiet about his suggestion. When Victor departed, he ran into Jack, who was also on his way to plead his desires to be back at Jabot. Once inside, he told Katherine that he would be the one to step into the position of CEO. After telling her about the latest product that Ashley was working on, Jack stresses he just wants what's right for Jabot. Katherine said she'd give it some thought.

            Ashley, still at Gloworm, is having coffee when Victor arrives to see how she is doing. She told him the news of her firing, to which, Traci, who had also arrived, overheard. Victor told her that he was going to be there for her no matter what. She thanked him and soon greeted Traci, who said she overheard their conversation. Traci told her sister that whatever comes their way, they will survive.

            Phyllis continued her gush session and speech of being a daddy to Lucy with Daniel. When she left to get the diapers and formula for the baby, Daniel played the phone message that Victoria left for him. In the message she stated she was sorry for forgetting that Daniel is the birth father and that he has the ultimate say in what happens in Lucy's life. After he listened to the message, he took Lucy and her belongings and headed over to the Abbott home. Billy and Victoria were overjoyed when they saw him with her. He told the couple that he still stood by what he wanted: for them to have Lucy. Meanwhile, Phyllis arrived back at the house and saw that Daniel had left with Lucy. She quickly panicked, realizing that Daniel was over at the Abbott home. At the Abbott home, Daniel asked if he could reside upstairs in the garage apartment; promising that Lucy could stay downstairs with them in the main house. They happily agreed and Daniel gives Lucy over to Victoria. While they hugged and kissed the baby, Phyllis, arrived at the Abbott home in time to see the Abbott couple holding the baby.

            On the Next The Young and the Restless…

            • Nina continues to attack Heather
            • Sharon accidentally calls Piper Cassie
            • Adam rubs Diane in Nick's face
            • The Young and the Restless
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              GH Video Sneak Peek: Wednesday, May 25, 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

              Sonny inquires to Brenda and Kristina about their conversation. Maxie has a run-in with Siobhan. And Luke’s actions surprise his loved ones.

              • General Hospital
              • Sneak Peek

                OLTL Recap: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

                OLTL Recap: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

                ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, May 24, 2011.

                IT HAPPENED TODAY…

                Bo and Nora scramble to figure out what’s wrong with Matthew. When he doesn’t rouse, they panic and take him to the ER. He has a brain bleed and needs surgery immediately.

                Todd would shoot Tomas, but Tomas attempts to prove that to do so would be destroy Todd’s life. When Téa arrives home, Todd surprises her with news that he wants Tomas to live with them.

                Brody arrives and he wants to know what Todd knows about Brody’s missing son.

                Blair’s torn about her feelings for Tomas. Starr points out that nothing is ever perfect in affairs of the heart.

                Brody questions Tess who doesn’t give him an inch. But Brody levels with Tess about the baby. Bess emerges and gives Brody the name Todd Manning. Cutter’s all set to put his plan into motion. He tells Tess he’ll meet her at Capricorn after he gets the money. Tess questions him, but he assures her he’s going to get them set up so that they can disappear and she’ll be able to remain Tess forever, but we see that Cutter is betraying her. He shows up to Clint and tells him that he’s ready to commit Tess. Meanwhile, Tess walks in on Ford kissing his date.

                Viki challenges Clint about his claim that he killed Eddie Ford. Téa arrives to prevent Clint from answering. Clint is concerned about Tess’ marriage to Cutter. He wants Téa to go over the divorce and marriage documents to see if they’re legal. Tea says they are, and isn’t sure what can be done. Clint regrets his meddling with the paternity test. Téa admonishes him to consider engaging her services to prevent a long prison sentence for Eddie Ford’s murder. Clint, knowing he doesn’t have long to live, is vague. Viki again presses about Eddie, but Cutter shows up to pressure Clint about paying him to commit Tess.

                Ford is doing volunteer work with kids at the hospital. A nurse takes notice and they go out for a drink together. She reveals that she gave him a sponge bath when he was in the hospital last summer and he made a pass at her. He tells her he wishes he could still be that guy, but he’s changed. He’s trying to get back on his feet with women. She kisses him and Tess walks in.

                On the Next One Life to Live…

                • Todd brushes off Brody.
                • Tess interrupts Ford’s date.
                • Cutter presents his demands to Viki and Clint.
                • One Life to Live
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                  Y&R Recap: Monday, May 23, 2011

                  Y&R Recap: Monday, May 23, 2011

                  ( — "The Young and the Restless" Episode Recap – Monday, May 23, 2011.

                  IT HAPPENED TODAY…

                  Michael met with Ashley at the police station to talk about her case. While there, he noticed that Ashley abruptly cut Abby off when she attempted to try to talk to her. When they sat down in the visitor's area of the police station, he told her that she needed to come clean with him about the accident. She told him that she was being honest: she accidentally hit Tucker with her car. Michael commented on her coolness toward Abby, and she explained to him that she was the one that sent the fake text messages between Tucker and Diane as a way to break them up and stop the wedding. When Abby refused to leave without talking to her mother, Michael instructed the guard to let her in. Leaving them alone, Ashley and Abby had it out about what she did. Abby told her mother that if Tucker were to die, she'd be facing murder charges. A stubborn Ashley refused to admit the truth.

                  At the hospital, Katherine remained by Tucker's side when Sofia arrived. She wanted to talk to Katherine about still going forward with Tucker's business plans for McCall International. Instead of talking about business, however, Katherine asked on the fact that Tucker had a son. It was then that Neil arrived, hearing a portion of the conversation. He commented how Tucker, like Katherine, herself, were separated from their children. With Neil there, Katherine began giving out instructions: she wanted the paperwork on all dealings that Tucker had going on; and the first course of her action was for them to pull out of the Newman Enterprises IPO takeover. Sofia balked at her request, stating that Tucker would have wanted business to go on. Katherine, however, told Sofia, that now that she was at the helm, she was doing as she saw was fit. When Sofia and Neil left the hospital room, Sofia whined about how Katherine was destroying the company and that Katherine didn't even want to reach out to her son when he needed her the most. Neil, siding with Katherine, told her that they were doing to do what Katherine requested.

                  Colin met up with Caleb to discuss how Lily was slowly falling apart. Caleb made the suggestion that they get things moving sooner, rather than later and get the grandchildren and get to Australia quick. Colin told him that he was going to do things the way he wanted; he wanted to make sure everything was in order to the point where Lily's family would have concern for the well-being of the children. A frustrated Caleb said that they should just get rid of Lily, Neil and Jill and just get the grandkids that way. Colin fiercely disagreed and stated that it was Caleb's rash actions that killed Samantha. Before living, he told his son to do as he was instructed. Once out of sight, Caleb made a phone call and told the person on the other line that they needed to move fast.

                  Lily ran into Jill at Crimson Lights. Jill voiced her concerns about her and asked her if everything was alright. A slightly frustrated Lily told Jill that she's fine and wished everyone would stop worrying about her. Shortly after, Lily's therapist showed up to talk to Lily and see how things were going for her since her last visit. Lily lied and told her that everything was much better, but the therapist found it difficult to believe, especially with what Lily had shared. She is furthered troubled when Lily told her that she would no longer be needed her counseling. When she left the coffee house, the therapist contacted Neil with the news. Neil, in turn shared the news with a still complaining Sofia. When he headed to leave the hospital to go see Lily, he ran into Jill, who also shared her concerns about his daughter.

                  Michael met up with Abby, who was having coffee at Crimson Lights. He told her he was very well aware of the trick she pulled on Tucker and Diane and the ramifications it had caused. Abby told Michael that she wanted to help her mother by telling what happened. He, however, pointed out that her testimony could go either way, especially with it looking as if Ashley had a motive regarding Tucker. A determined Abby still wanted to be there for her mother, but Michael told Abby that she needed to keep her mouth shut and let him do what he needed to do to help her mother's case.

                  Jill learned from Katherine that Tucker has a son he knows nothing about. As they are talking, Colin walks in, interrupting their conversation. Katherine is rude to him, but learns from him that he's heard that Ashley has been charged with attempted murder. Jill asked Katherine if she believed that Ashley would do anything like that but Katherine tells her she's no longer sure. Colin and Jill leave her alone in the room, and when Katherine steps out she sees Ashley, who is on her way to go to Tucker's room. Katherine told Ashley that she isn't allowed to be in the room; Tucker needed to do whatever to get better; and her being there would prevent that. Ashley is upset that Katherine won't let her see him and snaps that she wasn't even there for her son when he needed her the most. When she attempted to go see him, a guard that Katherine has appointed prevented her from going in.

                  Lily arrived home and begged out loud for Cane to come back, apologizing that she told him to go away. As she is talking, Neil arrived, knocking on the door. Lily opened the door and nervously greets her father. He asks her why she no longer is seeing her therapist. Lily lied and told him that she was fine and that her therapist was aware of that. She continued the charade of being upbeat and although Neil seemed to have bought her act, he still stated he was going to check up on her. When she saw 'Cane' beside the door, Lily hurriedly got rid of her father so that she could be alone with him. He told her that she had to prevent her family from keeping them apart, since they wouldn't understand how she was feeling. Lily promised she wasn't going to let anyone come between them.

                  Sofia told Tucker that she wasn't going to let him down. She was going to do things the way that he wanted them done. When Neil arrived, she assumed that he was there to tell her to follow what Katherine wanted, but he told her that he was seriously concern about Lily's condition. Meanwhile, Jill told Colin she felt it was time for him to get to know his family. He agreed and immediately tossed in having Lily and the twins going with them.

                  On the Next The Young and the Restless…

                  • Katherine gives Ashley the boot from Jabot
                  • Victoria tells Traci she wants her daughter back
                  • Phyllis presses Daniel to bond with Lucy
                  • The Young and the Restless
                  • Recaps

                    AMC Recap: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

                    ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, May 24, 2011.

                    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

                    Amanda is in tears over her fight with Jake and Tad reassures her everything will be fine. Even though he made a pact with Krystal to pull back from Cara (and she agreed to pull back from Jack), Tad interrupts a close moment between Jake and Cara, claiming that Amanda needs him. Cara misinterprets Tad’s comment when he says he wants to spend the night with her. For a moment she thought he meant romantically but realizes he meant platonically. Amanda’s upset that she’s not pregnant and when Jake comes home and apologizes, Amanda doesn’t say anything; she’s just happy when he says if she’s pregnant then it was meant to be.

                    Ricky and Kendall’s wedding gets under way and through her earpiece Griffin tells Kendall not to go through with it. Kendall calls it off, claiming she wants their wedding to be unforgettable and offers to go on the yacht with him instead. Kendall tells Bianca she must bring things to an end and she informs Griffin through the earpiece that she will handle this and then cuts off communication. Before she gets a chance to leave, Griffin shows up and she tells him that she’ll get Ricky to confess while they’re on the boat. Seeing she has a gun is the last straw for him and he tosses her over his shoulder. Ricky overhears Bianca telling Miranda to stay away from him.

                    Krystal senses something isn’t right with Erica.

                    On the Next All My Children…

                    • Kendall injects Griffin with a syringe.
                    • Bianca has flashbacks of her rape.
                    • Ryan turns to Greenlee for support in hard times.


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