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'One Life to Live' Releases New Valentine Album

(SoapOperaNetwork) — As previously reported, “One Life to Live” is releasing a brand new music album entitled “The Sound of a Kiss,” on iTunes on Tuesday, February 8. The compilation, which consists of seven tracks performed by various “OLTL” cast members, is available for $5.99, and includes songs by Kassie DePaiva (Blair), Kelley Missal (Dani), Kristen Alderson (Starr), Brittany Underwood (Langston), and David A. Gregory (Ford).  According to the show’s Supervising Music Producer Paul Glass, “this album has something for every fan.”

“With the release of ‘The Sound of a Kiss,’ we continue to explore opportunities to incorporate music into ‘One Life to Live,’ which has always been very important to us.  The audience has a passionate investment in our characters and this CD affords the opportunity to create a deeper connection between the fans and the show,” comments “One Life” Executive Producer Frank Valentini in a press release.

According to Glass, “It’s been great getting everyone back into the recording studio for this project.  There are a couple of tracks that the fans have been asking for and that we have been wanting to get out there: the song Kelley Missal sang at Todd and Téa’s wedding and Kassie DePaiva’s song from New Year’s Eve. We have some great new tracks from Kristen Alderson, David Gregory and Brittany Underwood, as well as the song that Kassie sings on the show this Valentine’s Day. I really feel like this album has something for every fan!”

The following tracks are included on the album:

1) “Hard to Give” by Kristen Alderson

2) “Everything I Ever Learned” by Kelley Missal

3) “Dream of Our Own” by Kassie DePaiva

4) “Isn’t It Funny” by Brittany Underwood

5) “Lost for Words” by David Gregory/Brittany Underwood

6) “Just to Be” by Kassie DePaiva

7) “Dream of Our Own (Piano version)” by Kassie DePaiva

In addition, fans can watch for a special behind-the-scenes “making of” video to air soon on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com, in which the participating cast members show fans how the CD was put together.

“The Sound of a Kiss” is the third “OLTL” album to be released on iTunes.  The show released “Prom Night: The Musical” in 2007 and “Starr X’d Lovers: The Musical” in 2010.  “One Life to Live” also released the CD “One Life, Many Voices” to help with Hurricane Katrina and Rita clean-up efforts in 2006.

“The show successfully sells music for both music guests and original music incorporated, making ‘OLTL’ a popular destination for such music super stars as Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Lifehouse, All-American Rejects, Lionel Richie with Jeremih, Frankie Negron, The Pussycat Dolls, Rachael Yamagata, Timbaland with Keri Hilson and One Republic, Nelly Furtado, Jeannie Ortega, Simply Red, Chris Botti and Erykah Badu. In one afternoon on ABC, a music act will gain broader reach than on any radio station in the country. Labels have realized that ABC Daytime provides an efficient way to reach a highly engaged audience of Women 18-49. For the artists, an appearance on ABC Daytime affords exposure to a new audience, or it can reinforce their music to their existing audience,” states the release.

 

  • One Life to Live
  • ABC.com
  • SOAPnet.com
  • OLTL
  • Frank Valentini
  • Kristen Alderson
  • David Gregory
  • Brittany Underwood
  • One Life
  • Kelley Missal
  • Paul Glass
  • iTunes
  • The Sound of a Kiss


    BREAKING: ABC Drops Soap Repeats According to Network Representative

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — On Friday, February 4, word from Soap Opera Digest's Carolyn Hinsey via her Twitter page indicated that ABC was looking to drop soap repeats from its lineup after introducing them in October 2010. Now Soap Opera Network has received word from an ABC representative that they have indeed dropped the repeats from their schedule.

    "Our viewers like the original episodes better so we are eliminating the non-holiday encore episodes after the 2/11 encore broadcast," the ABC rep said.

    • All My Children
    • One Life to Live
    • General Hospital


      The 'Super Bowl' and Volkswagen Turns 'Y&R' Actor into Overnight Sensation

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — So you watched last nights Super Bowl on FOX and cheered when the Green Bay Packers won their fourth Vince Lombardi Trophy by beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25, but for many viewers it wasn't just about the game but the commercials that played during the game. No commercial grabbed as much attention as the one that featured "Young and the Restless" star named Max Page.

      Page, known to us soapers for his role as Reed Hellstrom, the son of Victoria Newman Abbott (Amelia Heinle) and JT Hellstrom (Thad Luckinbill) on CBS' "The Young and the Restless," has become an overnight sensation after he was featured portraying a young boy wearing a Darth Vader (famously voiced by actor James Earl Jones in the "Star Wars" films) costume trying to move objects in the Volkswagen Super Bowl ad promoting the car companies flagship Passat vehicle.

      "He took directions so well." said Tim Ellis, Volkswagen of America's vice president for marketing in a report found on USAToday.com. "As we were filming it, I could see it was going to be iconic."

      Congrats Max!

      • The Young and the Restless
      • Amelia Heinle
      • Max Page
      • Volkswagen
      • Passat
      • Thad Luckinbill
      • Super Bowl
      • Vince Lombardi Trophy
      • James Earl Jones
      • Green Bay Packers
      • Pittsburgh Steelers


        'The Bold and the Beautiful' Celebrates Episode 6,000 with Special Online Stream

        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Daytime TV's youngest soap opera will air its 6,000th episode today on CBS and as a special treat to its fans, "The Bold and the Beautiful" will host a special online streaming event just for its fans at boldandbeautiful.com live at the shows Hollywood studio.

        The the online streaming event starts at 9:30 AM Pacific Time with actual event festivities starting at 10:00 AM Pacific Time.

        "The Bold and the Beautiful" debuted on March 23, 1987 and still mainstains some of its original stars including Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester), Ronn Moss (Ridge Forrester), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan) and John McCook (Eric Forrester).

        PRESS RELEASE

        You’re cordially invited to attend THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL’s 6,000th Episode Celebration taking place LIVE on B&B’s Historic Stage 31 at CBS Television City in the heart of West Hollywood, California.

        Be a part of this special B&B milestone by logging onto www.boldandbeautiful.com, Monday February 7, 2011. The entire event will be streaming live, on-line, beginning at 9:30 a.m., PACIFIC TIME ZONE, with the Event Festivities starting promptly at 10 a.m., PACIFIC TIME ZONE.

        Fans around the world are encouraged to log-on and join in on this incredible opportunity to be a part of celebrating THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL’s 6,000th Episode Event.

        • The Bold and the Beautiful
        • Katherine Kelly Lang
        • Ronn Moss
        • Susan Flannery
        • John McCook
        • 6000th Show


          Peck Claims 'One Life' Courted Him to Join Cast

          (SoapOperaNetwork) — The former “Days of our Lives” and “As the World Turns” star admits he didn’t even have to audition for his new “One Life to Live” role.

          In an interview with Soap Opera Digest Austin Peck, who started taping scenes for “OLTL” on January 30, reveals that the soap offered him the part of a mysterious new character named Rick.  And, while he isn’t certain of just how long his Llanview stint will last, he’s living for the moment working on the same set as his girlfriend Terri Conn (Aubrey).

          Peck came close to sharing an onscreen relationship with Conn as well, having read for the part of Joey Buchanan, who is currently engaged to Aubrey.  The role of Viki and Clint’s youngest son ultimately went to Tom Degnan.

          And what about those pesky rumors that his 2009 firing from “As the World Turns” was the result of an on-screen affair with a co-star that left the cast at odds?  Peck tells SOD that the rumors were spread by an unnamed cast mate, and that he intentionally stayed out of the situation to avoid making matters worse.

          Look for Peck’s new “One Life” character, who is described as “the type Llanview doesn’t really have much of,” to first air sometime this spring. “‘OLTL.’ I’ll be on that ride for a little bit. It’s something very different,” the actor tweets.

          • One Life to Live
          • SOAPnet
          • OLTL
          • Austin Peck
          • Soap Opera Digest
          • Twitter
          • Llanview
          • One Life
          • Tom Degnan
          • Terri Conn
          • At the World Turns


            ‘One Life’ Casting Call: High School Angst

            'One Life' Casting Call: High School Angst

            (SoapOperaNetwork) — More drama is on the way for certain members of Llanview’s teen scene.

            “OLTL” has released yet another new casting call, this time for the role of a “Vice Principal.”  The scene opens with him addressing the parents of two teenage boys, asking them if they know one another.  “Mr. Levy” assures him that they have met and asks what this is all about.  The Vice Principal tells him that the proceeds from the Booster Club rally have gone missing, thanks the parents for allowing them to search their sons’ lockers, and comments that it was a lot easier than dragging the police into the situation.  As Mr. Levy wonders why his son would steal since they are wealthy, while the Vice Principal opens his son’s locker only to find it empty.  Undeterred, the V.P. orders the other boy’s locker open since he was the one pointing fingers and in charge of the money.  Just as they are about to open it, the “Janitor” walks by and hands the Vice Principal an envelope, saying that he thinks it is what they are looking for, and that it was found in “Sean’s” locker.  Mr. Levy tells Sean’s mom that her son is a thief and a liar.  The Vice Principal gives Mr. Levy his thanks for coming down to the school, and informs Sean’s mother that her son will be suspended for three days.  He goes on to tell her that Sean’s grades have fallen and he has become hostile toward his classmates.  As the scene ends, he instructs her that Sean is to write a letter of apology to both the Booster Club and to the boy he wrongly accused of taking the money.

            While the names have been changed in this audition script, as per usual “OLTL” policy, it is evident that this script likely involves Shane (Austin Williams), who has recently been experiencing some problems at school.  On a related note, look for Shane’s bullying problems to take an interesting turn in late February.

            In other news…

            Remember the recent audition scripts for ghoulish Las Vegas Justice of the Peace and his goth chick assistant?  Well, look for those scenes to play out on screen the week of February 21, and involve an unexpected couple who wants to get married for all the wrong reasons.

            David A. Gregory (Ford) gives an update on “One Life’s” upcoming Valentine’s Day album “The Sound of a Kiss,” which will be released on iTunes on Tuesday, February 8, noting that “there will be a ‘Making-of’ feature [of the album] on ABC.com and SOAPnet!”

            Tonja Walker (Alex) continues to pimp her upcoming “OLTL” return, saying on Facebook late last week that “I am back for sweeps…The [two] shows are so juicy! But if people really write in… for the next 3 months! ( which is a lot to ask!) I think it will work to have me in more often. But it will be a lot of work for people and everyone is busy these days. If anyone really wants it. Write to 320 west 66th st. NYC , post on ‘OLTL’ site, Abc.com, Soap Opera Digest, and Soap Opera Weekly…ABC Soaps in Depth… here on the ‘One Life to Live’ page and My Tonja Walker Fan club page… Then we will see something happen!!!!! God Bless you all!  I am coming back for sweeps. I hope to get enough of a reaction that they will kepp me around. I had the best time and am so grateful for the story. REALLY juicy! Just so you all know, you can make comments on the One Life to Live Page… xoxo”

            It looks like there may be some hospital drama in the coming weeks.  Mellini Kantayya returns as a Llanview Hospital nurse on Monday and Tuesday, March 14 & 15.

            And check out the February 15 edition of Soap Opera Weekly for an interview with “One Life to Live” Costume Designer Susan Gammie, who explains the significance of Jessica and Natalie’s wedding dresses and how Jessica’s dress was rigged to be partially ripped part apart following the ceremony.  Also, Shenaz Treasuryvala (Rama) mentions that she screen tested for her role with David Fumero (Cristian Vega).

            • One Life to Live
            • SOAPnet
            • OLTL
            • Facebook
            • Las Vegas
            • Soap Opera Digest
            • Tonja Walker
            • Austin Williams
            • David Fumero
            • David Gregory
            • Cristian Vega
            • Soap Opera Weekly
            • ABC Soaps in Depth
            • Mellini Kantayya
            • iTunes
            • The Sound of a Kiss
            • Shenaz Treasuryvala
            • Susan Gammie
            • Valentine’s Day
            • Casting Call


              Old Video of Susan Lucci with Her Men on 'Oprah'

              (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — While we all wait to see what happens on the Wednesday, February 9 episode of talk show "The Oprah Winfrey Show," which is being billed as an hour long sit down with soap opera legends Susan Lucci, Anthony Geary, Genie Francis, Debbi Morgan, Darnell Williams, Michael E. Knight, and Jeanne Cooper, we at Soap Opera Network thought you'd like to see a clip of Lucci with all her men (six husbands at the time) from their appearance on the talk show in the early 1990's.

              Special thanks goes to the power of YouTube and poster Jonathan on the SON Community Boards (who brought this to our attention).

              • All My Children
              • Darnell Williams
              • Susan Lucci
              • The Young and the Restless
              • Debbi Morgan
              • General Hospital
              • Anthony Geary
              • Genie Francis
              • Jeanne Cooper
              • Oprah Winfrey
              • The Oprah Winfrey Show
              • Michael Knight


                First Look: The Wedding of 'General Hospital's' Sonny and Brenda

                (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — What has been years in the making finally happens beginning Friday, February 18 when fans and the citizens of Port Charles are invited to the wedding of Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Brenda Barrett (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) on ABC's "General Hospital."

                According to ABC, while the nuptials of super couple Sonny and Brenda begins on February 18, you can expect a long celebration throughout the following week, but "will they make it to their honeymoon?"

                Tune in to find out as "General Hosital" airs Weekdays at 3:00 PM ET/2:00 PM PT on the ABC Television Network or anytime on ABC.com.

                (Photo Gallery Images courtesy Rick Rowell/ABC)

                • General Hospital
                • Maurice Benard
                • Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo


                  Tracey Bregman Selling Jewelry 'Superbowl' Sunday on Canadian Television

                  (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — On "Superbowl" Sunday, February 6, actress Tracey Bregman (Lauren Fenmore on CBS' "The Young and the Restless") will find herself selling her new collection of jewelry, dubbed "Glamorous Gems in Luxury Settings," on Canadian television courtesy of The Shopping Channel, Canada's only nationally televised shopping service.

                  With items ranging from a 14K Gold Multicolored Diamond Ring (priced at $1,600) to a Sterling Silver 'I Love You' Round Diamond Pendant (priced at $69.99), Bregman will appear on the network through out the day starting at 9:00 AM, then again at 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM and lastly at 9:00 PM. If you are unable to watch Bregman you can still shop online anytime at www.theShoppingChannel.com/traceybregman.

                  • The Young and the Restless
                  • Tracey Bregman
                  • Superbowl


                    'One Life's' Kamar de los Reyes Now Appearing in 'Firehouse'

                    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Former "One Life to Live" star Kamar de los Reyes is currently living it up in Los Angeles, California these days and he's even got a "Firehouse" to prove it.

                    "Firehouse" for those whose minds were just in the gutter, is a play based on a true story where honor and loyalty clash with "doing the right thing" when a rookie fireman saves the life of a fellow firefighter instead of a 12 year-old girl, who is also in the burning building during a disastrous night in the South Bronx. Based on the fireman's decision, the community at large is outraged. "Firehouse" is a powerful drama that deals with race, the code of honor and even love.

                    In a tweet before opening night (which was last night), de los Reyes revealed that he was "feeling butterflies."

                    The play also stars Gerald Downey ("Leverage"), Jossara Jinaro ("Passions"), Ed Morrone ("The Fugitive Chronicles"), Elvis Nolasco ("Miracle Boys"), Bryan Rasmussen ("24"), and Jon Southwell ("What Would Jesus Do?").

                    For those interested in seeing the play, it runs only on Fridays at 8:00 PM now through April 29 at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, California. For tickets, call (323) 822-7898. Tickets are $22 if purchased in advance or $25 if purchased at the door. For more ticketing information, please visit the Firehouse page theatermania.com.

                    • One Life to Live
                    • Passions
                    • 24
                    • Gerald Downey
                    • Jossara Jinaro
                    • Kamar de los Reyes
                    • Ed Morrone
                    • Elvis Nolasco
                    • Bryan Rasmussen
                    • Jon Southwell
                    • Leverage
                    • The Fugitive Chronicles
                    • Miracle Boys
                    • What Would Jesus Do?
                    • Firehouse








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