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OLTL PreVUE: Week of May 26 Edition

Monday, May 26, 2008 12:48 AM EDT
By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Blood alone does not a parent make.THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVEIn a special Memorial Day encore of "Prom Night: the Musical," which orignally aired on June 18th, 2007, Starr has great difficulty making it to the prom. Her dress is ruined when she unwittingly comes between Dorian and David during a food fight. Britney, while gitty about Cole taking her to the prom, becomes concerned that his feelings for Starr may get in the way of their perfect evening. Marcie works overtime to push Langston and Markko together. Dorian's limo breaks down with Starr en route to the prom, while Cole sets out in search of the woman he loves.Rex is puzzled as to why Adriana has placed his toothbrush in her bag. Gigi flies off the handle when Brody allows Shane to drink beer. Adriana desperately...

My View of Llanview: May 15 Edition

Friday, May 23, 2008 7:47 PM EDT
Black vs. White Friday, May 23, 2008 8:52 PM| By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) - Ellen Holly comments on playing a black woman (Carla Gray) pretending to be white.Hello everyone. Yes, this column is again several days late. Sorry about that, but I just have no time in schedule for much of anything these days. I hope that improves soon.With the 40th anniversary of "One Life to Live" just around the corner, I thought it appropriate to reflect upon one of the soap's first controversial storylines. It involved an actress by the name of Ellen Holly, who portrayed Carla Gray. Unknownist to viewers at the time, Carla, was actually a black woman passing herself off as a white woman. The following article, written by Ms. Holly herself, appeared in the August 10th, 1969 edition of the New York Times.In September of...

Block’s ‘Life’ Reaches End

Friday, May 23, 2008 6:47 PM EDT
Friday, May 23, 2008 7:52 PM | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Llanview's corrupt police commissioner will soon be without a job.The casting shake-ups continue at "One Life to Live," with Soap Opera Weekly reporting that Hunt Block, who joined the cast in the short-term role of rogue FBI agent turned Police Commissioner Lee Ramsey last October, has been handed his walking papers.Prior to his stint on "OLTL," Block became the second actor to Craig Montgomery on "As the World Turns" from 2000-2005. Additionally, Block portrayed Ben Warren on "Guiding Light" from 1997-1999, and Guy Donahue on "All My Children" in 2000. He has also appeared on stage in films such as As You Like It, Forever After and A Loss Of Memory.In a recent interview with SOW, Block stated that "I met a lot of nice people on the show," and that "I wish them luck."...

OLTL PreVUE: Week of May 19 Edition

Sunday, May 18, 2008 10:50 PM EDT
By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- He love me, he loves me not...THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVEAfter making himself at home in Asa's mansion, David delights in making Jared squirm in front of Nora and Clint, who are none to happy with their uninvited houseguest. In an attempt to keep David quiet, Jared whacks him over the head, rendering him unconscious. Jared and Nigel scramble to keep David out of sight as very slowly come to. Natalie arrives on the scene in time to assist Jared and Nigel in tying up David in the stables. David counters Jared's death threats by extending him an olive branch, in which he tells Jared and Natalie that if they give him money they'll never see him again. Realizing what needs to be done, Jared and Natalie make plans to out themselves before David does. Jared pays...

Cousins Raises ‘Cain’ in Llanview

Thursday, May 15, 2008 4:59 PM EDT
Thursday, May 15, 2008 6:59 PM | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" is bringing back yet another familiar face.On the heels of the news that Tuc Watkins, Andrea Evans, Thom Christopher, and Susan Haskell will all be reprising their "One Life to Live" roles this spring and summer, comes news that the sudser is bringing back still another fan favorite. Soapnet.com is confirming that Christopher Cousins is reprising his role as conman Cain Rogan.Cousins portrayed the infamous con artist Cain Rogan, who always employed the use of clever diguises to pull off his heists, from 1991-1994. While searching for information he could use against the powerful Asa Buchanan, Cain crossed paths with Tina Clayton Lord, whom he ended up taking the plunge into holy matrimony. Not long thereafter, the marriage fell apart and Cain and Tina got divorced.While...

“One Life” Returns to Mendorra

Thursday, May 15, 2008 4:49 PM EDT
Soap revisits past Thursday, May 15, 2008 5:54 PM| By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Head Writer Ron Carlivati brings another piece of Llanview history to life.Following weeks of speculation, Soap Opera Network can now confirm that "One Life to Live" plans to resurrect the fictional European principality of Mendorra. The official word comes not from the daytime drama itself, but from the website of actor Jason Howland, who has previously appeared on "OLTL" as Boo, one half of Roxy Balsom's poker buddies. On his website, Howland mentions that he recently taped an episode for the ABC sudser, in which he portrayed Mr. Caldwell, a museum curator from Mendorra. The episode, which was taped last month, is expected to air later this month.In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Mendorra played a prominent role in several "OLTL" storylines. First, there was Tina Robert's unquenchable determination to...

OLTL PreVUE: Week of May 12 Edition

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 11:15 PM EDT
A severe case of cold feet.. Thursday, May 8, 2008 12:24 AM | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- It's too late to turn back now, or is it?THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVEAfter overhearing Jared state that he is not a Buchanan, David Vickers devises his latest scheme. Viki is shocked to find David in her kitchen. David meanwhile, gently probes for information on Jared, and later comes face to face with he and Natalie at Asa's mansion. Jared and Natalie pale as David claims he knows everything, however he remains clueless to the fact that he is the true Buchanan heir. David proceeds to blackmail Jared and Natalie demanding money in exchange for his silence. Nigel worries that Natalie and Jared's relationship won't remain a secret for long. Cole manages to win Starr a stuffed frog along the boardwalk. John...

OLTL PreVUE: Week of May 5 Edition

Sunday, May 4, 2008 11:49 PM EDT
By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A con man targets his next victim.THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVEBlair blames Todd for Starr running away with Cole, and urges him to take responsibility for his actions. Langston and Markko find themselves in hot water with Dorian as they cover for Starr by claiming that Langston is the one who is pregnant. As Dorian lashes out at Markko, Langston quickly reminds her of what it takes to be a Cramer woman. Starr and Cole are honest with one another as they discuss their night of passion. John infoms Antonio and Talia that he is leaving Llanview in search of Starr and Cole. As the two teen lovebirds settle into their new lives, Starr is impressed by Cole's get up and go attitude as they search for summer jobs. John provides Blair with moral support, and...

My View of Llanview: April 30 Edition

Sunday, May 4, 2008 10:42 PM EDT
Back to the past Sunday, May 4, 2008 11:44 PM| By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) - A look at Viki before Erika.Hello everyone. My sincere apologizes for this column being a few days late, but I am about to enter the final days of my student teaching semester. With graduation fast approaching next Saturday, things have gotten rather hectic around the house, seriously limiting the amount of free time I have available to write this column. So, because of homework and tests, here an article from the June 1971 edition of After Noon TV, entitled "The Good Witch of the North Riding Side Saddle on a Washing Machine." It was written by Robert Narrows, and talks about Joanne Dorian who became the second actress to portray Viki on "One Life to Live" between Gillian Spencer and Erika Slezak. Hope you enjoy.......Return with us...

OLTL PreVUE: Week of April 28 Edition

Sunday, April 27, 2008 8:32 PM EDT
A web of lies. Sunday, April 27, 2008 9:40 PM | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- You can't run away from your problems.THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVEOn the verge of lovemaking, Natalie and Jared are interrupted by Viki. Natalie asks Viki if maybe she could talk to Calvin. Jared doesn't believe Natalie's claim that nothing will ever happen between them. Viki quizzes Calvin about his sudden interest in BE. Clint warns Bo and Nora that he's going to continue to fight dirty in order to save BE. Bo and Clint are shocked by Calvin's announcement that he is calling off his takeover attempt. Calvin refuses to be Dorian's pawn. Meanwhile, Dorian's blood boils when she realizes that Viki is responsible for her latest roadblock. Jared devises ways to spend time with Natalie, who is angry to discover that Jared tricked her...