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Florencia Lozano & the ‘Goon Squad’

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The popular “One Life to Live” actress will attend a reading of Jennifer Egan’s new book “A Visit from the Goon Squad.” 

On Thursday evening, June 10th, Lozano (who plays Téa Delgado on “One Life to Live”) will join television and film actor, and Tony Award winning Broadway performer, Malcolm Gets in reading passages from the book, which is scheduled to be released a earlier the same week.  Another leading actor who will be attending the event is expected to be announced shortly. 

In addition to the readings, the evening will also feature a live musical performance from singer/songwriter Josh Rutt, as well as a creative discussion with Egan and the actors.  The moderator for the evening will be theater producer Lisa Rothe.  A reception will follow.

The event, which is part of the “Insights and Revealtions Performance Series,” will be held at the Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck, New York on June 10th, 2010, beginning at 8:00 pm ET.  Tickets are $25 each, and can be purchased either by calling (914) 698-0098, or by clicking here.

More information, as well as artist interviews, theatre-going links, and much more by visiting The Deep End Productions website here.

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.



ABC’s Memorial Day Change of Plans

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:30 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — For the second time in a week, ABC has decided to air a different encore episode of one of their daytime soaps on Memorial Day than what was originally scheduled. 

This time around, the network has opted to re-air the May 4th, 2010 episode of “General Hospital,” in which Michael admits in court that he murdered Claudia, in place of the earlier announced encore of the January 29th, 2010 episode (in which Sonny shoots his own son). 

Last week, ABC has changed their mind about which episode of the soap to show on Monday, May 31st. In place of the originally scheduled repeat of the conclusion of “AMC’s” 40th anniversary, which first aired January 5th (and was supposed to be converted to HD for the airing), ABC has decided to re-broadcast the February 15th episode instead. That is the episode where the residents of Pine Valley learn of David’s marriage to Greenlee.

The encore episode of “One Life to Live” scheduled to air that day remains unchanged.

In case you missed these episodes the first time around, here is preview of what to expect:

  • “All My Children” Episode #10331 (original air date 02/15/10) — Greenlee’s sudden return from the dead sends shockwaves through the assembled guests, who soon take their leave with the exception of Ryan. Ryan’s speechless over Greenlee’s intention to marry David let alone on Valentine’s Day of all days. Ryan tells Greenlee he never stopped loving her and is dismayed she kept the fact that she survived the accident from him. Greenlee defends David, insisting he’s the one who’s going to take care of her now. Jack wants nothing more than to see David behind bars but Jesse points out he hasn’t really committed any crimes. Annie crashes the now non-wedding and is stunned to see Greenlee.
  • “One Life to Live” Episode #10656 (original air date 04/02/10) — David hides while Kim tells Clint she cheated on him and is leaving. Kim vows to get Clint back and find a way to destroy David. Starr reluctantly keeps Langston’s secret when Cole and Markko question her and Langston. Schuyler lures Gigi up to the cabin as Bo and Brody realize that Allison’s gun is missing. Bo tells Rex that Oliver is Sierra Rose’s father and Rex tells Bo he doesn’t know who his parents are. John tells Natalie that Marty is moving in with him. Allison tells Kelly and Todd that she went to California to murder Melinda but Melinda was already dead when she got there.
  • “General Hospital” Episode #12050 (original air date 05/04/10) — Michael delivers compelling testimony in the courtroom as his anguished loved ones look on. Judge Carroll reprimands Michael to jail, saying he’ll announce his sentence at the end of the week. Luke cautions Lulu that she’s headed down a rough road for standing by Dante. Johnny is determined to get revenge against Sonny. Spinelli tries to point out to Jason that no good would come from him killing Dante. Carly shares an emotional visit with a jailed Michael. Sonny arrives outside Michael’s jail cell.

Original episodes of your favorite ABC soaps return Tuesday, June 1st.

“All My Children,” “General Hospital,” and “One Life to Live” air Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.



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Saturday, May 22, 2010 11:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Spend an afternoon with your favorite TV and Broadway stars and help celebrate their success.

On Sunday, May 23rd, Florencia Lozano (Téa) and Terrell Tilford (Greg) will appear at the “Roots of Success Symposium” sponsored by the Developing Artists Theater Company in New York City.  They will be joined by other television and stars, who will “share their experiences moving on up through the branches of the tree of success in this intimate setting at Center Stage, New York.”  The moderator will be Broadway star Russell G. Jones (OBIE Award winner for Ruined).

The event will consist of two panel discussions.  The first will be from 4:30-6:00 pm ET and will feature Lozano and Tilford, along with Emilio Delgado (“Sesame Street”) and Marnie Schulenburg (Alison, “As the World Turns”). 

The 6:30-8:00 pm ET panel will feature Karine Plantadit (Come Fly Away), Stephen McKinley Henderson (Fences), Russell Hornsby (Fences), Eisa Davis (Passing Strange), and Lynda Gravatt (Cat On A Hot Tin Roof).

Tickets for each panel discussion are $40.00, and can be purchased by clicking here, or at the door for $50.00 (the site also has more information concerning the event).  Also, there will be a party following the second panel discussion, where guests can meet and greet their favorite stars. 

As an added bonus, there will be a world premiere screening of the short film (shot earlier this year) by Developing Artists’ alumni Ben Snyder and his friend Ari Issler.  The name of the film is “Hector is Gonna Kill Nate.”

Here is a plot summary from the press release: “Mr. Settara, is getting ready to coach a high school basketball game against his team’s arch rivals. It is seemingly just another day but the most unlikely hurdles keep popping up. Hector wants revenge. Cortez wants to start. Nate wants to live and Mr. Settara will go to extraordinary lengths just to play the game.”

The film stars Marco Greco, Terrell Schuyler, Carlo Alban, Portia, Alano Miller, and Turron Kofi Alleyne.  It was directed by Ari Issler, and written and produced by Issler and Ben Snyder.

The “Roots of Success Symposium” will be located at 48 West 21st Street 4th Floor – Buzzer 401#  in New York City.

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.



A ‘Brady’ in Llanview?

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Saturday, May 22, 2010 2:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “Marcia! Marcia! Marcia!” Soap Opera Digest reports that “Brady Bunch” star Eve Plumb recently auditioned for a role on “One Life to Live.” 

Best known as awkward middle child Jan Brady (who was ever jealous of her older sister Marcia) on the 1969-74 sitcom “The Brady Bunch,” the 52-year old Plumb tells SOD that she wouldn’t object to returning to daytime soaps.  In 2003, she played June Landau on “All My Children,” which she described as “Such a treat.  I’ve been a long-time ‘AMC’ fan, and to appear opposite Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) was like a dream come true.”  She also appeared as Dora in a 2008 episode of “Days of Our Lives.”

Outside of soaps, Plumb has appeared in several “Brady Bunch” specials over the years, as well as “That ’70s Show,” “Little Women,” and the movie “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka.”   

It is unknown exactly which role on “One Life” that Plumb read for.  SON will keep you updated and bring you details as they become available.   

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.



Bree Williamson Chats with Fans

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Friday, May 21, 2010 12:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) – “One Life to Live’s” Jessica Brennan wants to hear from you.

Ever wanted to ask Bree Williamson a question about life in Llanview, Jessica’s tumultous relationship with Brody, or her recent Daytime Emmy nomination?  If so, here’s your chance.  On Wednesday, May 26th, ABC.com is hosting a live chat with the actress from 3:30 to 4:30 pm ET. 

In order to participate, you must be registered at ABC.com and visit the “Bree live chat” page any time during the designated hour and sign in.  Also, during the chat you can sign into your Facebook, MySpace, and/or Twitter accounts, which will enable your questions to be posted as status updates on the popular social networking sites for all your friends to see.  If you are unable to make the live chat and would like to read a transcript of what was said, you will be able to do that as well. 

Click here for more information.  And remember to check back often — other soaps stars will be hosting chats at ABC.com in the near future. 

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.



ABC Daytime Alters Memorial Day Schedule

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Thursday, May 20, 2010 6:30 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Just over a week before the holiday, ABC changes the encore episode of “All My Children” they will be airing on Memorial Day.

In an update to a story SON posted yesterday, ABC has changed their mind about which episode of the soap to show on Monday, May 31st. In place of the originally scheduled repeat of the conclusion of “AMC’s” 40th anniversary, which first aired January 5th (and was supposed to be converted to HD for the airing), ABC has decided to re-broadcast the February 15th episode instead.    That is the episode where the residents of Pine Valley learn of David’s marriage to Greenlee.  The encore episodes of “One Life to Live” and “General Hospital” scheduled to air that day remain unchanged.   

In case you missed these episodes the first time around, here is preview of what to expect:

  • “All My Children” Episode #10331 (original air date 02/15/10) — Greenlee’s sudden return from the dead sends shockwaves through the assembled guests, who soon take their leave with the exception of Ryan. Ryan’s speechless over Greenlee’s intention to marry David let alone on Valentine’s Day of all days. Ryan tells Greenlee he never stopped loving her and is dismayed she kept the fact that she survived the accident from him. Greenlee defends David, insisting he’s the one who’s going to take care of her now. Jack wants nothing more than to see David behind bars but Jesse points out he hasn’t really committed any crimes. Annie crashes the now non-wedding and is stunned to see Greenlee.
  • “One Life to Live” Episode #10656 (original air date 04/02/10) — David hides while Kim tells Clint she cheated on him and is leaving. Kim vows to get Clint back and find a way to destroy David. Starr reluctantly keeps Langston’s secret when Cole and Markko question her and Langston. Schuyler lures Gigi up to the cabin as Bo and Brody realize that Allison’s gun is missing. Bo tells Rex that Oliver is Sierra Rose’s father and Rex tells Bo he doesn’t know who his parents are. John tells Natalie that Marty is moving in with him. Allison tells Kelly and Todd that she went to California to murder Melinda but Melinda was already dead when she got there.
  • “General Hospital” Episode #11983 (original air date 01/29/10) — Everyone gathers for Josslyn’s christening. Dominic makes a bold move when he realizes Sonny is planning on having him meet an untimely demise and their confrontation takes a tragic turn. Lucky admits to Jason he isn’t sure if he’ll be able to be a good father to Jake. Robin advises Nikolas to keep his distance from Elizabeth.

Original episodes of your favorite ABC soaps return Tuesday, June 1st.

“All My Children,” “General Hospital,” and “One Life to Live” air Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.



‘One Life’ June Casting Notes

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Thursday, May 19, 2010 12:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Summer brings some new and familiar faces to Llanview, Pennsylvania.

Tuc Watkins returns to town on Thursday, June 3rd, when David makes a surprise appearance as his Pa (Bo) is about to re-marry his step-mother Nora. Later, look for David to catch Bo in an awkward position after a furry little black critter with a white stripe creates a big stink in the church. Unlike his past few stints in Llanview, however, expect Watkins’ to remain in town indefinitely as the actor has signed a new contract with “One Life to Live.”

Is Catherine Hickland returning to “One Life” as Nora’s incarcerated nemesis Lindsay Rappaport early next month? Maybe not, since Hickland has hinted that the rumors aren’t true. But, whether she is onscreen or not, look for Bo and Nora to receive a wedding gift from Lindsay on Tuesday, June 8th.

Speaking of possible returns, Lindsay won’t be the only off-canvas character mentioned in the coming weeks. On Friday, June 4th, the wedding party goes into panic mode when Andrew is a no-show shortly before the ceremony is set to begin. But will Robert Krimmer reprise the role or will someone else marry the lovebirds?

Also, two recent “OLTL” audition scripts for minor roles will play into the wedding (those for a wedding singer and a dental student). Expect a couple of pest control experts to factor into the plot as well.

In other minor casting notes…

Todd’s dayplayer thug kidnaps Hannah and bring her to him on Friday, May 28th. On Tuesday and Wednesday, May 25th and 26th, Todd’s arraignment gets underway with a less than hospitable judge. 

A young stranger (rumored to be named James), approaches Starr on Wednesday, June 9th. It is not known who has been cast in the role, however. The following day, Ford receives a visit from a relative while recuperating from his wounds. Could the two be related?

More information has surfaced regarding the audition script for Chief Lynch, which was released earlier this month. As the scene opens, he meets “Abby” at her grandparents cabin. Abby believes that he is there to talk to her them, however they aren’t there at the time. He responds that he has already spoken with them, and asks her if she is there all alone. She responds in the affirmative, and claims that all is well and good. Lynch states that he needs to speak with her, and suggests they go inside the cabin to have their chat. However, Abby claims that the cabin is an absolute mess, to which Lynch says it doesn’t matter to him. She then says that her grandparents wouldn’t forgive her if she let someone sees the place in such a state, and asks the chief how she can be of assistance. Lynch informs her that he received a call from Lt. “Jason Mason” with the Llanview PD, warning him that she was wanted on attempted murder charges. Acting shocked, Abby claims it is a total lie. She then reminds Lynch that he has known her and her family for years, and that she is no murderer. He tells her that he had a difficult time believing it, but that he needs to take her downtown to get the matter straightened out. As the scene ends, Abby blurts out that she can’t leave the cabin right now, which makes Lynch suspicious. Remember that “OLTL” often changes names in these audition scripts in an attempt to throw off viewers.

Lenny Platt (Nate) tweeted on May 13th that “I’ve only worked with her one day so far, but she’s lovely. Lucky to be working with her.” The ‘her’ is Jessica Leccia, who will premiere as Nate’s mother Inez on Friday, June 18th.

And two other new characters, Rick and Lili, will be mentioned the week of May 24th, with regards to someone who has been looking for answers lately about where they came from. However it doesn’t look like they’ll be appearing in the flesh at this time, they may appear in flashbacks.

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.



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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 12:30 PM ET by Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A backstage look at “Starr X’d Lovers.”

BEHIND THE SCENES: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

Kelley Missal (Danielle) takes viewers behind-the-scenes of the rehearsing and taping of “One Life to Live’s” recent “Starr X’d Lovers: The Musical” special event.  

You can view the video clip by clicking here.

This Week on One Life to Live…

  • “Starr X’d Lovers: The Musical” wraps up.
  • Jessica has a rude awakening.
  • Cristian proposes to Layla.
  • Markko walks out on Langston.
  • Natalie and Brody have drunken sex.
  • Jessica’s memory returns.
  • Starr’s prom wish comes true.
  • Rex and Gigi have a chance of luck.

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime at ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.



ABC Daytime’s Memorial Day Leftovers

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 12:30 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — For many it is the unofficial start of summer, or a day to remember deceased friends and loved ones, but Memorial Day is also a time when ABC Daytime gets to remind viewers of some of the key moments from recent storylines. 

On Monday, May 31, instead of showing first-run episodes of your favorite ABC Daytime dramas like “All My Children,” “General Hospital” or “One Life to Live,” the network has opted to air repeat episodes of the soaps. These episodes are said to be defining moments in each soaps current storylines. In addition, ABC will provide “All My Children” viewers with a special treat by converting the encore episode, which was originally broadcast in Standerd Definition, to HD. 

So if you want to relive Hayley bringing Pine Valley together, David running Kim out of Llanview, or the fallout as Sonny shoots his own son Dominic in Port Charles, then this Memorial Day ABC has you covered.  In case you missed these episodes the first time around, here is preview of what to expect:

  • “All My Children” Episode #10282 (original air date 01/05/10 –Part 2 of “AMC’s” 40th anniversary special) — Many familiar faces, including Brooke, Maria, Greg, and Nina, take part in Hayley’s special episode of “Wave” celebrating Pine Valley. The town’s leading citizens, such as Erica and Adam et al, share their stories and reminisce about living in Pine Valley as they’re interviewed for the segments Hayley has titled “My Home,” “Love and Marriage,” “Family Friendly,” “Loss,” “Saying Goodbye to Pine Valley,” and “Hope.” As Hayley’s show comes to a close, everyone speaks from the heart about life in their beloved hometown.
  • “One Life to Live” Episode #10656 (original air date 04/02/10) — David hides while Kim tells Clint she cheated on him and is leaving. Kim vows to get Clint back and find a way to destroy David. Starr reluctantly keeps Langston’s secret when Cole and Markko question her and Langston. Schuyler lures Gigi up to the cabin as Bo and Brody realize that Allison’s gun is missing. Bo tells Rex that Oliver is Sierra Rose’s father and Rex tells Bo he doesn’t know who his parents are. John tells Natalie that Marty is moving in with him. Allison tells Kelly and Todd that she went to California to murder Melinda but Melinda was already dead when she got there.
  • “General Hospital” Episode #11983 (original air date 01/29/10) — Everyone gathers for Josslyn’s christening. Dominic makes a bold move when he realizes Sonny is planning on having him meet an untimely demise and their confrontation takes a tragic turn. Lucky admits to Jason he isn’t sure if he’ll be able to be a good father to Jake. Robin advises Nikolas to keep his distance from Elizabeth.

Original episodes of your favorite ABC soaps return Tuesday, June 1st.

“All My Children,” “General Hospital,” and “One Life to Live” air Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com.  Check local listings.



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Friday, May 14, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) – More than a year after she joined the show as Destiny Evans, “One Life to Live” places Shenell Edmonds on contract.   

Last summer Edmonds told Soap Opera Digest that “I love playing Destiny. It’s easy to relate to her because she’s a lot like me.”  The teen actress first aired on February 27th, 2009. “OLTL” marks her first soap role.

No word on what this means for the rest of Edmonds onscreen family, all of whom (with the exception of big brother Greg [Terrell Tilford]) remain on recurring status.

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.









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