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AMC Recap: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Wednesday, August 10, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Before heading into surgery Amanda asks for some time with Janet and she tells her mom she loves her and crawls in bed next to her. Jake tells Griffin he didn’t appreciate how amazing Amanda was until it was almost too late.

Griffin tries to cheer up Cara and says there’s no guarantee that Tad will go back to Dixie. David watches Cara introduce herself to Dixie. He follows Dixie off to the park as Tad and Cara have a heart to heart.

Ryan looks at the tracking device and tells Kendall that David might be heading straight to Greenlee. Ryan and Kendall track David to Angie and Jesse’s hotel room. Ryan realizes David duped him. He fills Jesse in on everything that’s been going on in Pine Valley and David’s involvement. Angie and Kendall are sure David wouldn’t hurt Greenlee but Ryan isn’t so sure. Zach continues to hallucinate and has flashbacks to his mother Amelia’s funeral. He then starts to think that Greenlee is Kendall and says he is going to protect her with his life. Greenlee pulls away when he holds her but he’s out of control so she decides to go along and pretend she’s Kendall.

Angie wishes Jesse could see David the way she does.

On the Next All My Children

  • Griffin asks Kendall if she can honestly say she hasn’t considered the fact that Zach may be alive.
  • Tad promises Cara he won’t let her be deported.
  • Scott questions if JR wants to be someone his father and mother would be proud of.


GH Recap: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, August 10, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Still under the influence of drugs, Lucky experiences a series of flashbacks that take us back through his relationship with Elizabeth.

Sam reveals her engagement to Jason.

Kristina and Molly freak each other out in the storm until Ethan arrives. Sonny stops by and does not like what he sees.

Alexis and Diane get stuck at Jake’s in the storm – and decide to play a drinking game with Coleman to pass the time.

Sonny tightens on a trigger pointed at a man boarding a plane.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Dante takes off to prevent an incident between Sonny and Jax.
  • Robin has work cut out for her as Patrick’s wife and boss.
  • Mac arrives at Jake’s to find the patrons playing a game.


AMC Recap: Tuesday, August 9, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, August 9, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

While snooping around for Dixie, David gets a warning from Krystal not to hurt Angie. Angie’s shocked to learn David’s treating other patients and wants to talk to him alone about the work he is doing but David won’t reveal names.

Jesse confronts Kendall about Erica’s whereabouts.

Ryan tells Kendall that Greenlee is missing but insists he doesn’t want to involve the police. Zach remains unconscious. Greenlee wonders why David would bring these people back to life only to leave them locked up. Zach opens his eyes and starts hallucinating that Greenlee is his mother.

Dixie asks Tad to tell her about his life since she’s been away. Cara tells Griffin that Dixie is alive.

On the Next All My Children

  • Greenlee pretends she is Kendall.
  • David tricks Ryan and gets him off his trail.
  • Amanda and Janet share a close moment.


GH Recap: Tuesday, August 9, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, August 9, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Elizabeth goes to search for Lucky.

Sam lays into Carly.

Shawn continues to suffer the PTSD attack, but manages to snap out of it. Carly is determined to get Josslyn from Jax before Sonny finds out – and kills him. Olivia agrees to check out the situation. Meanwhile, Jax is stuck on the side of the road with Josslyn. Sonny bursts in on Skye and Edward.

Abby gets uncomfortable when Michael arranges a casino trip – just like Sonny does when he brings a woman to the island.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Sonny tightens on a trigger pointed at a man boarding a plane.
  • More drug-induced flashbacks for Lucky.
  • Alexis and Diane get stuck at Jake’s in the storm.


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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Agnes Nixon is returning to ABC’s “All My Children,” for which she created, to once again portray the role of Agnes Eckhart, one of the longest reigning board members overseeing the fictional Pine Valley Hospital on the daytime soap. The character, who was created by Nixon herself, first appeared on the drama series in 2005 for the shows 35th anniversary. This time the character will be admitted to PVH under the care of David Hayward (Vincent Irizarry) and Cara Martin (Lindsay Hartley).

In addition to sharing scenes with Irizarry and Hartley, Nixon will also interact with series star Susan Lucci (Erica Kane).

Incidently, when the episode airs on Wednesday, August 31, it’ll also mark the final date of employment for “AMC” cast and crew, at least for the ABC incarnation, as all contracts with Disney/ABC are set to expire on this date. Prospect Park, which picked up the distribution rights for the series from the Disney/ABC Television Group last month, has not formally announced who, if anyone, will be continuing with the drama series when it debuts online and possibly cable TV in January 2012.

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Agnes Nixon to appear on All My Children this August

SHOW CREATOR AGNES NIXON SET TO APPEAR ON “ALL MY CHILDREN” THIS AUGUST

Agnes Nixon, creator of ABC’s daytime drama “All My Children,” returns to the show as Agnes Eckhart, a long standing board member of Pine Valley Hospital.

Nixon, often called the “queen of the modern soap opera,” created “All My Children” in 1970. She was a pioneer in daytime, writing for such shows as “Another World,” “Guiding Light,” “As the World Turns” and “Search for Tomorrow” before going on to create “One Life to Live,” “All My Children,” “The City” and “Loving.” It was on these shows where Nixon brought many current and important social issues to the small screen. She was honored in 2010 with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 37th Annual Daytime Emmys.

Nixon first appeared on “All My Children” in 2005 as the character Agnes Eckhardt, a role she created to celebrate the show’s 35th Anniversary. This time around, Agnes Eckhardt is admitted to Pine Valley Hospital where Cara (Lindsay Hartley) and David (Vincent Irizarry) tend to her. She also crosses paths with Erica Kane (Susan Lucci). Agnes has a profound effect on all of the characters she interacts with that changes the course of their lives. Nixon’s first episode airs on August 31, 2011.

Hallmarked for its iconic brand of humor and satire, “All My Children” has been prized with more than 30 Daytime Emmy Awards over the past four decades including the three-time top honor of Outstanding Drama Series. Praised for its socially conscious foundation, the show has been at the forefront of such issues as AIDS, rape, abortion, alcoholism, spousal abuse and racial bias, among others.

“All My Children” premiered on the ABC Television Network on January 5, 1970, as a half-hour show; seven years later it expanded to an hour. Julie Hanan Carruthers is executive producer with Lorraine Broderick as head writer. “All My Children” is produced in Los Angeles and airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (1:00-2:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.



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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Just before “Krystal’s Country BBQ” event took place on Saturday, July 30 during the “All My Children” Fan Club Weekend, Bobbie Eakes (Krystal Carey) took the time to speak to Soap Opera Network on when she learned her show was being canceled, how she broke the news it was being resurrected on Twitter and her delight at having Alexa Havins back as on-screen daughter Babe Chandler, despite the character supposedly succumbing to death back in 2008 care of a Tornado that hit Pine Valley.

“I got out of the shower. I was getting ready to go to work, and I have quite a drive from where I live, and all of a sudden I looked at my phone and I was getting message after message and tweet. You know all these things…text messages, phone calls and I said to my husband, ‘I bet we’ve been canceled,” said Eakes about the day she learned ABC decided to pull the plug on “AMC” after months of rumors. “I don’t have that many friends calling me all the time, so I knew something was up,” she laughed. “Sure enough, I got a call from the studio and they said ‘you know there is a mandatory meeting,’ so I figured that’s what it was.”

For more from Eakes and whether she’d be open to moving with the show with Prospect Park now in control of things, watch our exclusive interview below.



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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — On Friday, July 29, talk show host Nate Berkus (“The Nate Berkus Show”) was captured by “Good Day LA” cameras and reporter Gina Silva while he was on the set of “Days of our Lives” filming scenes for an upcoming appearance on the NBC soap. While production was halted for the live interview, viewers got their first glimpse at Sarah Brown with newly cut hair before she even debuts as Madison James on Tuesday, October 4.

While character details for Berkus haven’t been revealed due to how far in advance the series films, Soap Opera Network can report that Berkus will first air in mid-October and his character plays a role in helping Brown’s character Madison with some styling matters shortly after her character hits Salem. Berkus and Brown also happen to be friends in real-life.

Also appearing in the “Good Day” clip with Berkus and Brown were Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady), Eric Martsolf (Brady Black) and Lauren Koslow (Kate Roberts). If you blink, you may miss Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady), who appears behind the Brady Pub bar talking with production staff.



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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Best known for her portrayal of Carly Corinthos and later Claudia Zacchara on ABC’s “General Hospital,” Sarah Brown is returning to daytime for another go after being dropped to recurring status earlier this year by CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful,” where she portrayed Agnes ‘Aggie’ Jones. The three-time Emmy Award winning actress has signed with NBC’s “Days of our Lives” to play the contract role of Madison James beginning Tuesday, October 4.

Brown’s new character is described as a ” a powerful and seductive CEO who looks to take on, one way or another, Sami [Brady, Alison Sweeney], Kate [Roberts, Lauren Koslow], Brady [Black, Eric Martsolf], and Victor [Kiriakis, John Aniston].” In a statement, Brown shared that she’s “excited to join such a talented cast as well as to play such a strong yet feminine character that will inspire our female viewer.”

For his part co-executive producer Greg Meng stated “”We are thrilled to have Sarah join our family at ‘Days.’  We needed a strong actress who can mold this character and go toe-to-toe with other strong actresses such as Alison Sweeney and Lauren Koslow. Madison defines a new femininity, displaying confidence, savvy, and elegance.”

via Press Release

THREE-TIME EMMY AWARD WINNING ACTRESS SARAH BROWN JOINS CAST MEMBERS ALISON SWEENEY & DEIDRE HALL ON “DAYS OF OUR LIVES”

Actress Joins the Newly Revitalized Show in a Provocative & Powerful New Role

Sarah Brown, perhaps best known to fans for her creation of the iconic, tortured troublemaker Carly on “General Hospital,” has joined the cast of “Days of our Lives,” NBC’s longest-running scripted television series.  Brown is considered one of daytime television’s best working actresses, having won a jaw-dropping three Emmy Awards for ” General Hospital,” and delighting fans on “As the World Turns” and “The Bold & the Beautiful.”  She joins “Days of our Lives” as it begins revolutionary changes to focus on heroic love, intrigue, core family values, and the triumphant return of daytime royalty Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn as Marlena Evans and John Black.

Brown will play “Madison James,” a powerful and seductive CEO who looks to take on, in way or another, Sami, Kate, Brady, and Victor. “‘Days of our Lives’ is one of television’s historic gems,” Brown says.  “I’m excited to join such a talented cast as well as to play such a strong yet feminine character that will inspire our female viewer.”  Brown joins former cast members Matthew Ashford, Christie Clark, and Patrick Muldoon, who are returning to the show, in celebrating its 46th season on the air.  Greg Meng,  Co-Executive Producer, commented, “We are thrilled to have Sarah join our family at ‘Days.’  We needed a strong actress who can mold this character and go toe-to-toe with other strong actresses such as Alison Sweeney and Lauren Koslow. Madison defines a new femininity, displaying confidence, savvy, and elegance.”



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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Alison Sweeney has been on “Days of our Lives” for nearly twenty years, debuting as Sami Brady in 1993 when she was only 16 years old.  Beautiful and an instant hit with fans, the actress felt insecure by her surroundings.  “I’ve been on Days since I was 16, and being surrounded by such thin, gorgeous actresses made me so insecure and self-conscious,” said Sweeney referring to her weight issues at the the time in an interview with SELF Magazine in their August issue on stands now.

It was her then boyfriend, now husband, David Sanov who helped her make strives with her continuing struggles.  “Dave, my husband, whom I was dating then, finally said, ‘Why do you complain? You’re beautiful already, but if you want to do something about it, do it. You pursue your career, but you don’t attack your weight.’ It was loving but an eye-opener. That was when I turned things around.” That thinking helped Sweeney find a new perspective. Instead of attacking her weight issues she approached it from different angle.  “As soon as I made it about being healthy and shifted my focus away from the scale, the weight started to come off,” says Sweeney, who still doesn’t use a scale.  “I keep track of my body by how my jeans fit—and how I feel.”

After landing the gig as host of NBC’s primetime reality weight loss program “The Biggest Loser” in 2007, Sweeney took advantage of having one of the shows star trainers and fitness coaches, Jillian Michaels, on hand for weight assistance. “On my first day of Loser, I ended up in the lunch line in front of Jillian and was like, ‘I have to pick stuff before she does?’ At that moment I realized how uneducated I was. I asked her for advice, and she rocked my world. I wasn’t eating the right kinds of calories. I didn’t know about healthy carbs such as brown rice and lentils. Now I eat small meals throughout the day: oatmeal with cinnamon to start, fruit and yogurt as a snack, and vegetables or salad with chicken or tuna, and a healthy carb, like a yam, for lunch. I avoid carbs at dinner and usually have a salad—I love lettuce. I’m a rabbit!”

Learning how to eat was not the only thing Sweeney would take advantage of from working with Jillian.  “Once in a while, Jillian will train me on The Biggest Loser Ranch. One night, in the middle of my workout, the assistant director came to get me for a shot. Jillian said to him: ‘No. She has to finish 20 pull-ups; she’s only done 12. She needs this for her self-confidence.’ I did it, and she was totally right. It gives you such confidence to do something you don’t think you can do.”

Sweeney has come a long way since her early years on “Days of our Lives,” which along with “Loser” have helped transform her life and health. “It isn’t about a diet, it’s a life style change.  So at the end of a diet you are not saying hey, I lost 20 pounds now I can go back to my old routine.  Instead, you can be proud because your living a healthy lifestyle and that is something you can really take pride in.

Alison’s story is a true inspiration and one that many people who have been in the same position could look to, in helping to influence their a change in their own life. For more on Alison’s incredible lifestyle change you can pick up the August issue of SELF magazine in which she appears on the cover, or you can also read more from the issue on the SELF.com website.



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On Saturday, August 13, 2011, James Scott (EJ DiMera, “Days of our Lives”) will be throwing out the first pitch at 7:05 PM for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, a minor league baseball team, then signing autographs from 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM, at 111 Eastwood Mall Blvd., Niles, Ohio 44446.









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