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‘Survival of Soap Opera’ Book Goes on Sale

Sunday, November 14, 2010 11:30 PM EDT
Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 11:30 PM ET by Scotty GorePhoto: Univ. Press of Mississippi(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era is scheduled to be officially released on Wednesday, December 1st by the University Press of Mississippi. The anthology, which is edited by Sam Ford, Abigail De Kosnik, and C. Lee Harrington, discusses the current and future state of the faltering soap opera genre, along with how the traditional daytime drama format will either reach or lose its audience in the Age of the Internet, and will feature contributions from scholars, critics, industry practitioners and viewers. The book, which SON first told you about back in February, "investigates the causes of their dwindling popularity, describes their impact on TV and new media culture, and gleans lessons from their complex history for twenty-first-century media industries. The book contains reflections from established soap scholars such as...

Kardashian Lays Down the Law in Llanview

Sunday, November 14, 2010 9:45 PM EDT
Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 9:45 PM ET by Scotty GorePhoto: E! Entertainment(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- She may not be a lawyer in real life, however Kourteny Kardashian is about to play one on "One Life to Live." That's right, only days after SON first told you that the heiress and socialite was scheduled to make a guest appearance on the ABC soap, details as to the character she will play are revealed. The popular celebrity gossip website TMZ is reporting that Kardashian will portray "a sexy attorney who develops a love/hate relationship with a 'dark-haired guy' on the show." But don't expect the role to be a cakewalk for the reality star, who will also reportedly "kiss and punch" one of the show's male characters. Click here to view some exclusive photos of Kardashian outside the "One Life to Live" studios, where she taped her scenes last Thursday (November 11th). Those scenes...

One Life at a Glance: November 15 Edition

Saturday, November 13, 2010 2:00 AM EDT
Photo: ABCSaturday, November 13, 2010 at 2:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Destiny wants a new family this week on "One Life to Live."           ONE LIFE TO LIVE: At a GlanceDestiny decides it is finally time  to divorce her "parents."    Monday: (Episode 201085/4385/85) -- Rex demands to know who his father is.  James tries to comfort Starr in her hour of need.  Kelly makes a fool of herself.Tuesday: (Episode 201086/4386/86) -- Marty continues her vendetta against Natalie.  Nora and Inez argue about Bo.  Echo and Charlie share a warm moment about Rex.Wednesday: (Episode 201087/4387/87) -- Marty calls the DNA lab, pretending to be Natalie.  Todd secretly goes to see Greg be sentenced.  Destiny wants to divorce her parents.Thursday: (Episode 201088/4388/88) -- Brody threatens to get Marty fired.  John delivers a mysterious box to Blair.  Kelly encounters Kevin in London.Friday: (Episode 201089/4389/89) -- Rex and Gigi may finally make love again. ...

OLTL Recap: Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010 5:00 PM EDT
Friday, November 12, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Episode Recap - Friday, November 12, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Todd and Téa’s welcome back from the dead party continues.  Viki won’t let Echo leave without saying who Rex’s parents are. Rex walks in as Echo blurts that she’s his mother.  John dismisses Marty’s attempt to hand him Natalie’s amino records that indicate a DNA test is pending. Ford and Langston set out to have an actual relationship. Starr tries to have sex with James, but James refuses. Kelly tells Rex she lost her spark after Joey.On the Next One Life to Live...Rex wants to know who is father is. James works to console Starr. Kelly embarrasses herself."One Life to Live" airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.

OLTL PreVUE: Week of November 15 Edition

Friday, November 12, 2010 8:00 AM EDT
Friday, November 12, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Scotty GorePhoto: Robert Milazzo/ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what's happening on "One Life to Live" during the week of November 15, 2010. THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE James tries to comfort Starr.  A drunken Kelly leaves a number of embarrassing voicemail messages for Joey on Monday, November 15, which later leaves her horrified when she realizes what she's done.  Kelly decides to go to London to see Joey in person, only to bump into Kevin instead.  Ford returns home to find his dad with a hooker.  Bo promises to make Eddie's life miserable if he stays in Llanview.  Nora and Inez argue over Bo, who happens to walk in on the confrontation on Wednesday, November 17.  Langston confesses to Blair that she and Ford have been seeing one another again.  By Friday, November 19, Langston tells Ford that their future...

Is a New Intro in the Works for ‘One Life?’

Friday, November 12, 2010 2:30 AM EDT
Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 2:30 AM ET by Scotty GorePhoto: ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Could "One Life to Live" be on the verge of getting a new opening? Erika Slezak (Viki) discusses the possibility in her latest online fan club newsletter. In the November edition of her newsletter Slezak was asked by her fan club president Walter Miller if she had shot any new pictures for "OLTL's" opening sequence, which hasn't been overhauled since 2004. Although the longtime vet stated that she hadn't, she did hint at the fact that a new or updated opening may be in the offing for the ABC soap. According to Slezak, "I think Frank is doing a new opening, but I’m not sure whether he is going to replace pictures. You know what? It all costs money." So perhaps "OLTL" will go the "General Hospital" route and get a somewhat revamped opening sequence (updated graphics and pictures with...

OLTL Recap: Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010 5:00 PM EDT
Thursday, November 11, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Episode Recap - Thursday, November 11, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Todd and Téa host a welcome back from the dead party. Clint warns Echo not to reveal they’re Rex’s parents or he’ll have Rex put in prison. Viki and Charlie corner Echo and ask her to tell them who Rex’s parents are. Having learned that Natalie’s seeking a paternity test, suspicious Marty shows up at the party and comes face to face with John and Natalie. Langston and Ford draw closer. Destiny leans on Matthew for support in the wake of the crushing news that Greg and her parents have lied about her parentage. Blair tries to comfort an inconsolable Starr in the wake of Cole’s incarceration. James goes to see Starr and she pulls him into a hot and heavy kiss. Unable to patch things up with Gigi while she’s...

OLTL Alerts: Week of November 15 Edition

Thursday, November 11, 2010 8:00 AM EDT
Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Scotty GorePhoto: Yolanda Perez/ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" DVR Alerts for the Week of November 15, 2010. ONE LIFE TO LIVE: DVR ALERTSMonday: Rex orders Echo to tell who his father is.  James comforts Starr.  Kelly makes an embarrassing scene.Tuesday: Marty remains determined to settle the score with Natalie.  Nora and Inez fight about Bo. Echo and Charlie enjoy a nice moment with Rex.Wednesday: Marty impersonates Natalie when calling the DNA lab.  Todd sneaks away to watch Greg's sentencing.  Destiny decides to divorce her "parents."  Thursday: Brody threatens to have Marty fired from her job.  John has a special delivery for Blair.  Kelly bumps into Kevin while visiting London.Friday: Will Rex and Gigi end their sexual dry spell?  Jessica and Natalie's DNA test results are in.  Blair flirts with Ford."One Life to Live" airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on...

‘OLTL’ November Casting Notes

Thursday, November 11, 2010 1:30 AM EDT
Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 2:30 AM ET by Scotty GorePhoto: ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The latest "One Life to Live" comings and goings. Austin Williams is back on Wednesday, November 24th when Shane begins to bond with his new Granny Echo. But don't expect Rex's mum to be quite so friendly to Gigi, however. Rumor has it that Christmas holiday will mean a few more appearances for Todd's sons Jack (Carmen LoPorto) and Sam (Jacob & Luke Clodfelter). Terri Colombino's new "OLTL" character Aubrey now has a last name -- Wentworth. Look for Aubrey, who is Joey Buchanan's latest squeeze, to first air on Monday, November 29th. Terrell Tilford's (Greg Evans) days in Llanview are nearly up. Tilford, who joined "OLTL" in 2008 and ran in the New York City Marathon last weekend, mentions on his Facebook page that is last airdate will either be Tuesday, November 16th or Wednesday, November 17th. Have viewers seen the last...

The ‘King’ of Daytime Joins ‘One Life’

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 11:35 PM EDT
Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 12:00 AM ET by Scotty GorePhoto: ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" alum Ted King has been cast in a new role by "One Life to Live." According to Entertainment Weekly King, best known for his portrayal of Lorenzo Alcazar (as well as his twin brother Luis) on "GH" from 2002-2007, is currently working with producers at the ABC sudser to develop his character, which is also named Luis.    King tells the media outlet "We’re creating this together.  It was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up on. When I was originally hired (for 'GH'), it was for a short period of time. I had every attention of going back to primetime. But during that time, I really enjoyed myself with the role – a lot more than I thought." In addition to his work on "GH," King has also appeared in "Another World," "Loving," "The City," "Charmed," "Fraiser," "Sex & the City," and "Prison...