The seemingly never-ending countdown to the premiere of the revived soap operas, “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” is nearly over: Monday, April 29 is literally just hours away! And to make sure you’re completely, fully and 100 percent ready to see the new Pine Valley and Llanview in all their online glory, The OnLine Network has produced a new video that is guaranteed to make your premiere experience a good one!
The behind-the-scenes drama that’s been brewing since Prospect Park filed a lawsuit against ABC on April 18 is about to get even soapier! According to a story in The Hollywood Reporter, Prospect Park producers wished to buy ad space for “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” during broadcast soaps (“General Hospital,” “Days of our Lives,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” and “The Young and the Restless”), but CBS and NBC allegedly refused to help promote the competition — and in light of the $25 million lawsuit Prospect Park launched against ABC, the alphabet network isn’t willing to run spots for the show, either!
They say sometimes life imitates art, and “One Life to Live’s” Tuc Watkins‘ (David Vickers) latest reveal sounds a whole lot like his former “Desperate Housewives” stint as Bob Hunter: He’s a gay dad! And in an interview airing on Hallmark’s “Marie,” he’ll be opening up for the very first time about his exciting new journey into parenthood.
CBS’s “The Bold and the Beautiful” has knocked out the competition and come in at an impressive first place at the Monte Carlo Television Festival’s International TV Audience Awards in the “Telenovela/Soap Opera” category for the past seven — count ‘em, SEVEN — years in a row. But will the beloved sudser be able to grab ahold of the organization’s award once more?
“The Young and the Restless’” Christian Jules LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin) has added yet another title to his resume: Co-chair of Dining Out for Life, an organization that encourages people to dine out at restaurants in New Orleans (on Thursday, July 18, specifically), which will help men, women and families in the community affected by HIV and AIDS.
Those fans who were a little concerned with the news that Prospect Park’s “All My Children” will be racier, edgier and filled with profanity when it debuts on iTunes, Hulu and Hulu Plus on Monday, April 29 may be able to breathe a slight sigh of relief: According to Darnell Williams (Jesse Hubbard) and Debbi Morgan (Angie Hubbard), the risqué language started strong, but has since taken a bit of a backseat!
“General Hospital’s” Tracy Quartermaine (Jane Elliot) and A.J. Quartermaine (Sean Kanan) will make the ol’ battle of the sexes debate seem rather blaze when they whip out their spoons and have an epic battle of… brace yourselves… condiments! Yep, that’s right: The onscreen aunt and nephew are taking their rivalry to the next level, starting when Tracy learns that A.J. has been booked on “The Chew” to showcase his Pickle-Lila recipe. When the fiery female hears the news, she hits up her new business partner, Nikolas Cassadine (Tyler Christopher) to help her crash the show!
Been wondering what Ronn Moss has been up to since leaving his role as “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Ridge Forrester last September? Wonder no more: He and former bandmate Peter Beckett have reunited to bring Player — famous for their hits “Baby Come Back,” “This Time I’m In It For Love,” “It’s For You” and more — back into the spotlight. The band just released their fifth album, “Too Many Reasons,” and are hitting the stage for a special benefit concert!
As “Days of our Lives’” Kristian Alfonso (Hope Brady) will tell you, she’s really done it all when it comes to soap storylines — so much so, it’s even tough for her to name a favorite! “I can’t remember all of them, but one that comes to mind very quickly is the Princess Gina storyline, when Bo and Hope were in New Orleans, the storyline when we went to London and Bo and Hope got married, but it wasn’t just about them getting married, it was about them finding the bad guy and them on an adventure and them in Miami, the prison storyline, nighttime Hope when she was basically drugging herself and not realizing it, the storylines that I’ve had that involved Billy and Chelsea,” she lists. “There are so, so many!”
When you’re front and center on a soap opera day in and day out, life can be a little hectic. Just ask “The Young and the Restless’” Michael Muhney (Adam Newman), who verges on spending more time as his alter ego than he does himself! “With a character like Adam that’s always in the mix, the sheer content alone — the amount of pages that I memorize daily, with a front and center kind of character — it’s madness!” he says with a laugh. “But you adapt and you kind of get in your groove, and now I can’t believe how much this place feels like home.”