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'AMC' Resets Mariah Buzolin's First Airdate

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Daytime newcomer Mariah Buzolin may not have debuted on the Tuesday, March 15 episode of ABC's "All My Children" as was expected, but don't fret – the actress will instead make her debut on the Wednesday, March 30 episode according to sources.

As previously reported, Brazilian-born Buzolin has joined the cast of "All My Children" in the recurring role of Maya. The character is described as a 19-year old Latina female who gains employment at the Chandler mansion as the families new maid (boy JR is catching them young these days). The sweet and caring young woman not only finds solace in the beauty of the Chandler mansion, but she's also expected to play a crucial role in the Colby (Natalie Hall) and Asher (Trent Garrett) storyline and a surprising part in the huge upcoming Hubbard storyline. For the "Inside Story" on Buzolin's new role, check out AMC PreVUE: Week of March 28 Edition, now available on our website.

Buzolin's previous credits include roles on FOX's "Lie to Me" and Nickelodeon's "Zoey 101."

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  • Natalie Hall
  • Trent Garrett
  • Comings & Goings
  • Mariah Buzolin


    In or Out? Trevor St. John at 'One Life to Live'

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Is Trevor St. John leaving "One Life to Live?" That is the question that keeps being asked, especially since his character, Todd Manning, has slipped into a coma after being shot by someone with an axe to grind with the reformed rapist. However it appears that rumors of contract negotiations and departures may have been somewhat premature.

    Soap Opera Weekly is reporting that St. John is already back on set taping, which was confirmed by his co-star and onscreen daughter Kristen Alderson (Starr), who tweeted on March 21 that she was "Done with my scenes for today. Trevor and I had to do a scene 5x because we couldn't stop laughing LOL."

    In an interview with Soap Opera Network, "One Life" Executive Producer Frank Valentini shared that the show was planning big spring and summer storylines for a number of characters, including Todd Manning. In the meantime, look the character to remain in his comatose state through at least April 1.

    St. John joined "One Life to Live" in 2003, taking over the role of Todd Manning from Roger Howarth. He has appeared in episodes of primetime television services including "Dirty Sexy Money," "Just Shoot Me!" "Hope & Faith," and "Nash Bridges," as well as the film "The Bourne Ultimatum."

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    • Frank Valentini
    • Kristen Alderson
    • Soap Opera Weekly
    • Roger Howarth
    • Trevor St. John
    • Dirty Sexy Money
    • Hope and Faith
    • Just Shoot Me!
    • Nash Bridges
    • The Bourne Ultimatum


      Peck Makes X-Rated Debut on 'One Life to Live'

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      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Austin Peck's alleged off-screen antics may have helped sleaze things up behind the scenes at "As the World Turns," but it will be his on-screen performance that will do the same for "One Life to Live." On Friday, March 25, Peck made his porn-o-riffic "One Life" debut as Rick who, as SOAPnet.com noted earlier this year, "is a type that Llanview doesn't really have much of." If by that you mean a scumbag pornographic movie producer, then yes, Llanview hasn't had any of those in awhile. Then again, "One Life to Live" does seem to have a lot of pornlike characters in Llanview these day who are constantly displaying their scantily clad bodies all around town whether necessary or not, in what appears to be a not-so-subtle attempt to get a 'rise' out of a certain demographic.

      In an interview with Soap Opera Digest after news of his joining 'OLTL" broke back in January, Peck revealed that "in a lot of ways, it's a compliment that they feel I can play this character. I don't know what kind of legs this character will have; hopefully, he'll have strong ones. It all depends on how they write him and what I do with what they give me. No matter what, I am going to do my best to bring it alive and have fun."

      The revelation that Peck would be playing a porn producer took some "One Life" fans by surprise, considering they (falsely) assumed the SOAPnet.com quote to mean that he would be playing a gay character. That sentiment was echoed by Peck's co-star and real-life love interest Terri Conn (Aubrey), during an interview the couple did with Soap Opera Network earlier this month. "People think you're going to be a gay character," Conn told Peck. "Really? That would be cool," he replied. Of course, we can can now cross that off the list. "Yeah, cross that off the list," said Conn. "Well, you never know," she continued. "You never know," Peck said.

      Although Peck's stint in Llanview will focus mainly on James Ford (Nic Robuck) and his former girlfriend (newcomer Nafessa Williams), it began, oddly enough, with Rex Balsom (John-Paul Lavoisier), who inadvertently stumbled onto the set while the filming of a scene in a porn film was commencing, as he was looking for proof at the Minuteman Motel that his own father, Clint Buchanan (Jerry verDorn), murdered Eddie Ford (John Wesley Shipp).

      Julie Pinson co-starred with Peck in two daytime soaps, first in NBC's "Days of our Lives" and then again on CBS' "As The World Turns." In an interview with Soap Opera Network, at an event honoring Robert S. Woods (Bo Buchanan), Pinson was asked what acting jobs, if any, she might be interested in pursuing in the future. "I'll do anything but porn," she quickly responded. Of course, while she may be against it, that doesn't mean everyone is. "Who's doing porn?" the shocked actress asked after hearing one of her former co-stars was dabbling in the genre, if only for daytime TV. Learning it was Peck, Pinson broke out into hysterics and said "Oh that's right, I heard about that. That's funny. Well, good for him." The always amusing actress joked, "Do you think he really has to act the part or do you think he knows a little bit about it? Do you think he had to do research? I should call him and say 'hey, Austin, what kind of research did you have to do for this part?'"

      During the week of March 28, look for Rick to set his sights on an unsuspecting Deanna, the new girl in town, and offer to make the teen rich and famous. Preying upon her naivety, he tries to persuade her to take a starring role in his next X-rated production. But will James give the smut peddler more than he bargained for when he learns what just what his old flame has been up to? Tune in to find out!

      Photography courtesy George De Sota/JPI

      • One Life to Live
      • Days of our Lives
      • SOAPnet.com
      • As The World Turns
      • Austin Peck
      • Soap Opera Network
      • Soap Opera Digest
      • John-Paul Lavosier
      • Robert S. Woods
      • Nic Robuck
      • Jerry verDorn
      • John Wesley Shipp
      • As The World Turns
      • Days of our Lives
      • Nafessa Williams
      • Comings & Goings
      • Julie Pinson


        Underwood's 'Life' Not Ending as Planned

        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Despite earlier reports to the contrary, it now appears as if Friday, April 8 will not be Brittany Underwood’s last airdate as Langston Wilde on “One Life to Live” after all.  But that doesn’t mean that fans should get their hopes up that the show has had a sudden change of heart and decided to keep Underwood, who has been with “OLTL” since 2006, on the canvas.

        Instead, the actress will be leaving the following week.  On Tuesday, April 12, Langston shocks her best gal pal Starr (Kristen Alderson) with the news that she is leaving town to work on a movie, at the request of adopted mum Dorian (Robin Strasser).  That’s right, it seems that she and David (Tuc Watkins) learn of some unrest on the set of “Vicker Man: The David Vickers Story,” and decide to take over as the film’s producers.  Futhermore, they want Langston to pen the script for the biopic which, of course, means she has to relocate in order to do so.  So much for a dramatic exit…

        On a related note, Jason Tam makes his brief return as Markko Rivera on Monday, April 11. But just what brings Markko back?  Judging by the timing, it could mean that he is working on the movie as well.  Remember that he is a film student at UCLA, after all.  What do you think?

        • One Life to Live
        • Kristen Alderson
        • Jason Tam
        • Tuc Watkins
        • Brittany Underwood
        • Robin Strasser
        • Comings & Goings


          Mark Your Calendars: Wendy Williams Next 'One Life' Airdate Set

          (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — With one episode down and another coming up on Monday, March 28, talk show diva and “Dancing with the Stars” sensation Wendy Williams will soon be making yet another appearance on “One Life to Live” as “Access Llanview’s” gossipy emcee Phyllis Rose.

          Dishing out the latest dirt on one of Llanview’s most powerful families for her expose on “The Buchanans: A Family Under Siege,” Williams’ alter ego has gained quite the following among the citizens of the fictional Pennsylvania hamlet. On Friday, April 15, look for several Llanview residents to be glued to their television sets while “Access Llanview” is on the tube, including Nigel (Peter Bartlett) and Rama (Shenaz Treasuryvala), who find that they have at least one thing in common — their mutual obsession with the show and its flamboyant host.

          The episode will be the third of five she has taped for “One Life to Live.” Airdates for the remaining two episodes have yet to be announced.  In case you missed her “One Life” debut back on March 2, you can watch it here.

          In the meantime, watch Williams on “Dancing with the Stars” Monday nights at 8:00 pm ET on ABC, and weekdays on “The Wendy Williams Show.”  Check your local listings for the time and channel in your area.

           

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          • Dancing with the Stars
          • ABC
          • Wendy Williams
          • Shenaz Treasuryvala
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          • Peter Bartlett
          • Phyllis Rose
          • Access Llanview


            Video: Kourtney Kardashian Frustrated By 'One Life' Debut

            (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Entertainment Tonight gives viewers a sneak peek at reality TV socialite Kourtney Kardashian‘s March 28 appearance on “One Life to Live,” in which the heiress admits it was “definitely a lot more than I thought I was agreeing to.”

            The clip, from this Sunday’s episode of “Kourtney & Kim Take New York,” shows just how worried Kardashian was about memorizing her lines for the soap, in which she will play attorney Kassanda Kavanaugh, telling her sister Kim and boyfriend/baby daddy Scott Disick, “I literally thought I would have two lines and my script is so long.”  The apprehension soon spills over to the set when she went to tape her scenes (back in November), much to the apparent frustration of “One Life’s” Executive Producer Frank Valentini.

            Kardashian also expresses hesitation at having to kiss David Fumero (Cristian Vega) on screen.  “I’m not an actress.  I just don’t feel like kissing some random guy.  There’s no way I could kiss that face,” she states after looking up Fumero’s picture online.

            Be sure to watch “Kourtney & Kim Take New York” Sunday night at 10:00 pm ET on E! for more Kardashian drama as she takes both New York City and Llanview by storm.

             

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            • David Fumero
            • ABC Daytime
            • Cristian Vega
            • Llanview
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            • E!
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            • Executive Producer
            • One Life to Life
            • Kassandra Kavanaugh
            • Entertainment Tonight
            • Comings & Goings
            • Scott Disick
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            • Kim Kardashian


              Robert S. Woods Recieives Humanitarian Award

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              (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live’s” Robert S. Woods (Bo) will be among those honored at HeartShare Human Services of New York‘s Annual Spring Gala on Thursday, March 24.  Woods will be honored withThe Linda Dano Heart Award for his support of the organization, which is “dedicated to improving the lives of people in need of special services and support.”

              The award is named after actress Linda Dano (ex-Rae, “OLTL”), who serves on the HeartShare Board of Directors and presents the honor on an annual basis to an individual or group in the entertainment industry who “exemplifies a commitment to improving the lives of children,” states a press release.  Previous recipients of the award include Cameron Mathison and Susan Lucci from “All My Children,” along with the cast and crew of “As the World Turns,” “One Life to Live,” and “The View.”

              Woods will be among four individuals recognized for their support and contributions.  The others include Mark C. Healy, President and CEO of the American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC., who will receive The Monsignor Thomas G. Hagerty Humanitarian Award; Vincent Theurer, Sr., President of the Approved Oil Company of Brooklyn, who is the recipient of The George A. Cincotta Community Development Award; and Lorraine M. Tazzo, President of The Genie Foundation, who will be presented with The HeartShare Genie Foundation Award.

              Scheduled to attend from “One Life to Live,” in addition to Woods and Dano, include Eddie Alderson (Matthew), Kristen Alderson (Starr), Farah Fath (Gigi), David Fumero (Cristian), Susan Haskell (Marty), John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex), Mark Lawson (Brody), Sean Ringgold (Shaun), and Hillary B. Smith (Nora), as well as former cast member Billy Warlock (ex-Ross), and novelist Peter Straub (who has appeared on “OLTL” several times).  Other soap stars in attendance include Julie Pinson Warlock (ex-Janet, “As the World Turns”) and Thorsten Kaye (Ex-Zach, “All My Children”).  For a listing of other television, radio, and entertainment personalities attending, click here.

              The 2011 HeartShare Spring Gala and Auction will be held on Thursday, March 24, at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City.  Cocktails and the silent auction begin at 5:30 pm ET, with the dinner to follow at 7:00 pm ET.  For more information, call (718) 422-3210, email george.cincotta@heartshare.org, or click here.  And to learn more about HeartShare, please visit their website.



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              (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Will fans of same sex pairings finally get a true gay storyline on “Days of our Lives?” That’s where it looks to be headed as Entertainment Weekly‘s always spot on Lynette Rice revealed in a piece posted on Inside TV that she’s hearing the soap “may involve a current cast member [in a gay storyline] hooking up with someone new.”

              While a “Days of our Lives” representative declined to comment on the EW article, and it remains unclear whether the supposed duo are male or female, fans have for sometime noticed the exuberant chemistry between Will Brady (Chandler Massey) and Chad Peterson Woods (these days known as Chad DiMera; played by Casey Deidrick). The two have the star crossed lovers plot twist, that soaps currently lack, down pact – Will is a Brady and Chad is a DiMera, a definite no-no in the town of Salem. You see, Chad’s father, Stefano DiMera (Joseph Mascolo), stalked Marlena Evans (once the wife of Roman Brady), Will’s grandmother, who was in love with John Black (who once thought he was Roman Brady). Chad’s brother, EJ DiMera (James Scott), once upon a time raped and married (later annulled) Samantha “Sami” Brady (played by Alison Sweeney), Will’s mother. Madeline Peterson Woods (Jessica Tuck), Chad’s mother, and Kate Roberts (Lauren Koslow), Will’s other grandmother, once made it their mission to keep the two friends apart as they got closer and closer to the truth of Chad’s true parentage. Even though Will is currently dating Gabi Hernandez (Camila Banus) and Chad is involved in the antics of Abby Deveraux (Kate Mansi), it would be a shame for the soap to ignore the interesting history the two share and the storyline potential the two together could create.

              With that said, as previously reported, “Days of our Lives” is currently casting the contract role of Ryan who is described as a “17 to 18-year-old Caucasian or African American male” – [Ryan] “is the 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.” Based on Entertainment Weekly‘s report it looks like Ryan could be the “someone new” in the life of a current cast member, but we still don’t know if the roles in question are male or female. The character of Ryan is scheduled to debut in May on “DAYS.”



              'The Bold and the Beautiful' Celebrates 24 Years on Broadcast Television

              (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — As one soap learned that its demise was nothing but premature speculation based on rumors according to its executive producer, another was celebratings its 24th anniversary on broadcast television as today, March 23, marked CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful's" birthday.

              Launched on March 23, 1987 by co-creators William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell, "The Bold and the Beautiful" is daytime's second most watched soap opera only behind parent series "The Young and the Restless." In 2010, Guinness World Records named "B&B" the Most Popular Daytime Soap Currently on TV with an average daily viewing audience of more than 35 million people in over 100 countries. Also in 2010, the soap won its second consecutive Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Daytime Drama Series by the National Association of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).

              "Twenty four years on television is an extraordinary achievement," said executive producer and head writer Bradley P. Bell in a statement. "I am thankful for the team of gifted artists and professionals who dedicate themselves to making 'B&B' a series we are all proud of.  I am very grateful to our loyal viewers, and to CBS, for their unwavering support."

              "The Bold and the Beautiful" stars Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan), John McCook (Eric Forrester) and Ronn Moss (Ridge Forrester). Additional cast members include Texas Battle (Marcus Walton Forrester), Brandon Beemer (Owen Knight), Scott Clifton (Liam Cooper, aka William Spencer III), Zack Conroy (Oliver Jones), Patrick Duffy (Stephen Logan), Don Diamont (William "Bill" Spencer, Jr.), Lesley-Anne Down (Jacqueline Marone), Andrea Evans (Tawny Moore), Adrienne Frantz (Ambrosia "Amber" Moore), Jennifer Gareis (Donna Logan), Adam Gregory (Thomas Forrester), Winsor Harmon (Thorne Forrester), Rick Hearst (Whipple "Whip" Jones), Kristolyn Lloyd (Dayzee Leigh), Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy Forrester), Kim Matula (Hope Logan), Alley Mills (Pamela "Pam" Douglas), Aaron D. Spears (Justin Barber), Heather Tom (Katie Logan), Hunter Tylo (Dr. Taylor Hayes) and Jack Wagner (Dominick "Nick" Marone).

              Since May 2001, the soap remains the only daytime drama currently simulcast in Spanish via SAP (Secondary Audio Program) technology.

              • Winsor Harmon
              • Katherine Kelly Lang
              • Susan Flannery
              • Jacqueline MacInnes Wood
              • Scott Clifton
              • Zack Conroy
              • Kimberly Matula
              • Brandon Beemer
              • Adam Gregory
              • Hunter Tylo
              • Texas Battle
              • Patrick Duffy
              • Lesley-Anne Downe
              • Ronn Moss
              • John McCook
              • Don Diamont
              • Jack Wagner
              • The Bold and the Beautiful


                Anthony Geary on Taylor's Passing: 'She Was a Fierce and Loyal Friend and Tireless Advocate'

                (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — As previously reported, the world is in mourning after news of the passing of legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor broke early this morning. Now Anthony Geary, who portrays Luke Spencer on ABC's "General Hospital" and had the honor of working with Taylor when she appeared on the soap as his character was marrying Laura Webber (Genie Francis) in the most watched television event in daytime history, shares some of his fondest memories of Taylor in a statement released by the show.

                "Elizabeth was more than a great star, she was an amazing human being. Her world famous physical beauty paled in comparison to the beauty that radiated from her heart and soul. She had great humor, didn’t take herself too seriously, and had the most wonderful bawdy laugh," said Geary. "She was a fierce and loyal friend and tireless advocate. She dedicated herself to education, treatment and the search for a cure for HIV/AIDS long before it was fashionable to do so. Back in the dark days of ignorance and prejudice against people stricken with the disease, Elizabeth was at the forefront of the battle. Ever ready to give love, comfort, and dignity to those whose lives had been devastated and cut short, her generosity was nothing short of spectacular. It made her furious to hear anyone claim that people who had HIV/AIDS were somehow morally inferior or that the disease was some kind of punishment. I was fortunate enough to call her my friend and every moment I spent in her company was unforgettable. I loved her very much. The world is a little darker, a little colder, a little less beautiful without her."

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                • Genie Francis
                • Elizabeth Taylor








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