How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of 'GH,' 'The View' and 'The Chew'; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

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Sneak Peek at Snoop Dogg’s Return to Llanview

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Thursday, February 18, 2010 11:30 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Fans can now access even more exclusive footage of Snoop Dogg’s return to Llanview on February 24th. 

The website Movieweb.com today posted a number of interviews with the “One Life to Live” cast concerning the rapper’s upcoming performance, along with several actual clips from next Wednesday’s episode featuring Tha Doggfather mixing it up with his good friend Bo Buchanan and others in Llanview, along with his performance at Capricorn. 

You can view the clips by clicking here

Also, be sure to listen for Snoop Dogg’s take on the “OLTL” opening theme song on February 24th as well.

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



Jason Tam Sings ‘All I Want’

Photo: Donna SvennevikABC

Thursday, February 18, 2010 3:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The “One Life” star performs Daniel Maté’s “All I Want.”

Although it was recorded over a year ago (February 6th, 2009 to be exact), it was only recently brought to our attention here at SON after Tam’s “OLTL” co-star Brittany Underwood (Langston) tweeted about it last week.   

The words and lyrics to the song, entitle “All I Want” were written by Daniel Maté.  Tam’s performance was recorded live by Karen Marshall at the “Marry Me America: The Songs Of Daniel Maté” concert at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City.

Backing up Tam on guitar was Daniel Maté; bass by Eric Day; beatboxing by Rob Broadhurst; and piano by Christopher D. Littlefield.

An accomplished Broadway performer, Tam joined the cast of “One Life to Live” as Markko Rivera on May 21st, 2007.  His stage performances include “A Chorus Line,” “Les Misérables,” “West Side Story,” “Oklahoma!,” “Footloose,” “The King and I,” “Beyond the Break,” and “She Loves Me.”

You can watch Tam performing “All I Want” here:

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



OLTL Settles into New Home

Photo: ABC

Thursday, February 18, 2010 12:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” begins taping in their home.

The ABC soap may have just started taping in the recently vacated “All My Children” studios on Tuesday, but cast and crew are already feeling right at home in their new digs.

Several “One Life” stars have taken to Twitter to voice their excitement over the show’s move to a larger, upgraded studio. Kristen Alderon (Starr) has posted images of her new dressing room, and of the lobby of the building they now share with “The View.” Bree Williamson (Jessica) tweeted earlier this week that it was the “First day at the new studio!! I love everything so far!!! I am gonna post pictures of my new dressing room on Thursday [February 18]!!! Melissa Archer is my neighbour!!”

In addition, the cast was treated to a celebratory lunch on the set, complete with special guests Caroline and Dina Manzo from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” To view photos of the luncheon, click here.

And our good friends over at We Love Soaps has posted a podcast of their visit earlier this week to the new “One Life to Live” studios to talk with some of the show’s stars. Those interviewed include Florencia Lozano (Téa), Kelley Missal (Danielle), Gina Tognoni (Kelly), January LaVoy (Noelle), Farah Fath (Gigi), Kristen Alderson (Blair), Kassie DePaiva (Blair), Brett Claywell (Kyle), and Executive Producer Frank Valentini. To view the video, which includes some spoilers pertaining to the soap’s upcoming musical, click here.

In other news…

Talent Agent Michael Bruno has posted on his website that two of his clients, David Cade and Billy Marquret, have screen tested for “One Life to Live.” Although it has not been confirmed with role either have auditioned for, it is speculated that they tried out for the role of “Glenn.”

Mark Lawson (Brody) had some harsh words for “One Life” concerning the firing of co-stat Daphnee Duplaix (Rachel), commenting on her Facebook page: “Shame on them. They have no clue. You will be sorely missed.”

And ABC Medianet has posted a few images from rapper Snoop Dogg‘s return to Llanview on February 24th. Click hereto check them out.

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



Popular ‘AMC’ Couple Set to Return

Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 7:12 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Thorsten Kaye and Alicia Minshew bring Mr. and Mrs. Slater back to “All My Children” for a short stint in April.

Soap Opera Digest is reporting that Thorsten Kaye and Alicia Minshew will both be making a short-term return to “All My Children” this April. Minshew, who has played Kendall Hart Slater since 2002, will first air on Friday, April 9. Kaye, who played Zach Slater from spring 2004 until earlier this year, will first air on Tuesday, April 13. It appears that the return episodes will focus on business partners and notorious frenemies Kendall and back-from-the-dead Greenlee (Rebecca Budig) dealing with the fateful events that went down in the winter of 2009.

At “AMC” Exexutive Producer Julie Hanan Carruthers request, which included agreeing to flip the bill for Minshew’s husband Richie Herschenfeld and her new baby daughter Willow Lenora to join the new mother in Los Angeles, Minshew agreed to return for the short stint. The visit interrupts Minshew’s extended maternity leave which is expected to run through this spring. One of daytime’s hardest worked and hardest working actresses, the Emmy-nominated Minshew ironically nearly had her baby on the set of “AMC” last November. Little Willow arrived a month early, during the actresses’ last week of taping pre-maternity leave in New York City.

Speaking of Minshew, SOAPnet has put to rest (for the time being) recent rumors that the actress will tape her final scenes of “AMC” early this spring in New York City. The site reports that Minshew’s April return is a “precursor to her anticipated return following her maternity leave.” 

The actress tells SOD that co-star and good friend Kaye told her “If you go, I’ll go!” upon learning that she had agreed to the stint. The popular actor obviously kept to his word. Kaye opted to discontinue his relationship with “AMC” last fall correlating with the soaps production move to Los Angeles. Kaye’s partner, two-time Emmy winner Susan Haskell, currently stars on ABC’s “One Life to Live” which tapes in New York City. The couple shares two children.

Kaye and Minshew are not the only actors returning to “AMC” for short stints, Julia Barr and Cady McClain (who play Brooke English and Dixie Cooney, respectively) aside, Taylor Miller returns as Nina this spring as “AMC” celebrates the life and times of Palmer Cortlandt. James Mitchell, who played the lovable tycoon, died in January.

“All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings. “AMC” now also airs online at ABC.com and can be accessed 24/7.


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    Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC

    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 4:13 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” star officially announces his retirement.

    Confirming what numerous internet publications, including Soap Opera Network, have been reporting for some time, ABC Daytime has announced through SOAPnet that David Canary, 71, is retiring from “All My Children” this March after giving audiences twenty-seven years of wonderful performances as Adam and Stuart Chandler.

    The talented actor had these parting words for his many disappointed fans: “My career on All My Children has given me more than words could ever convey both professionally and personally. I have cherished each and every moment. I would like to thank all the fans who have tuned in throughout the years. Their love and support has meant the world to me. I truly feel that I will leave the show in great hands. The viewers will be happy with how Adam departs the canvas and I know that leaving JR (Jacob Young) as head of the Chandler household will continue to provide the show with many great stories to come.”

    Although Canary will finish taping in March, expect to see Adam Chandler air through April of 2010. ABC is still keeping specific details of the exit mum, but it appears that SON’s initial speculation that Brooke’s return was designed to usher Adam’s exit is correct. SOAPnet tells the audience to “expect to see a scandalous end to his marriage with Annie (Melissa Claire Egan) and a reunion with an ex-wife.”

    In news that may ease some of the sting from the loss of this powerful actor and character for the soap and its many fans, Canary assures that “this is not the last you’ve seen of Adam Chandler. I will be back to check up on the Chandler Clan.” Before his scheduled departure, look for Canary to bring back the deceased Chandler brother, Stuart, for some poignant scenes this March.

    “All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings. “AMC” now also airs online at ABC.com and can be accessed 24/7.


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      Tuesday, February 17, 2010 11:33 AM ET | By Errol Lewis

      Photo: CBS

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Sean Kanan has taken to his Twitter page to address rumors of his departure from CBS’ “The Young and the Restless.”

      On Friday, July 10, 2009, Sean Kanan’s “Deacon Sharpe” landed in Genoa City and “The Young and the Restless,” after being MIA from Beverly Hills and “The Bold and the Beautiful” for some time. His character got back into action with his favorite femme fatale Amber Moore (Adrienne Frantz), who is currently involved with Daniel Romalotti (Michael Graziadei). Recently, the character was hauled off to jail on charges of kidnapping. Since then, fans have been wondering when their favorite bad boy from the other side of the tracks would be returning to the soap. Kanan addresses those questions and answered a few more via multiple Tweets on his Twitter page.

      “There has been lots of rumor and speculation about my departure from Y/R so here is the truth straight from my me,” said Kanan. “I was always on reoccurring status. I was not fired and am sick of hearing that I was. I spoke the words that were given to me. The last script I received sent me off to jail. I am thankful for my time on the show and am actively working outside of daytime. I have not been contacted by Y/R regarding my return. It seems that I will also not be returning to B&B any time in the near future,” he continued. “Now you know as much as I do. I hope that we can put an end to the rumor factory. I profoundly appreciate your support.”

      “The Young and the Restless” airs Weekdays on CBS. Weeknights on SOAPnet.


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        Duplaix Exits ‘One Life to Live’

        Photo: NBC

        Tuesday, February 16, 2010 10:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — It now appears the Dapnee Duplaix’s exit from “One Life to Live” is already a done deal.

        In an update to a story SON first brought you yesterday, ABC Soaps in Depth is confirming that the actress has indeed been released from her contract by the soap.  And Duplaix herself posted the following message Tuesday on her Twitter page: “packing up and headed to Hollywood!!!!!!!!!! Woohoooooo”  A “OLTL” spokesperson had no comment, and no final airdate has yet been announced.

        Rumors of Duplaix’s departure from Llanview first broke Monday, when Daytime Confidential reported that a a source close to the actress, who portrays Rachel Gannon, was claiming that she has been fired from “One Life to Live.”

        Duplaix joined the “One Life” cast on April 7th, 2009, becoming the fourth actress to take on the role of Rachel, the only daughter of Nora Hanen and Hank Gannon.

        Prior to joining “OLTL,” she portrayed Valerie Davis on “Passions” from 2004-08, and was the Playboy Playmate of the Month for July 1997. She has also appeared in other of television shows and minor films.

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



        DePaiva Sings Familiar Tune

        Photo: ABC

        Tuesday, February 16, 2010 12:30 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Was it just a nod to history or a hint of things to come?

        Monday’s (February 15th) episode of “One Life to Live” opened with Llanview’s songstress Blair Cramer (Kassie DePaiva) singing what many fans consider the most popular of the soap’s seven different opening sequences from its more than four decade history.

        The song, originally performed by Paebo Bryson, was used as as part of “One Life’s” ‘Tour of Llanview’ opening and closing themes from 1986-92, following an appearance by the musician on the show (in which he performed the theme during a fashion show).

        But was it just an attempt by the writing staff to give long-time viewers a moment to re-visit the past, or was it a subtle clue that an overhaul of “One Life to Live’s” present opening sequence may be in the works? That remains to be seen, however fellow ABC sudser “General Hospital” is set to debut a new opening on February 23rd, and there have been grumblings for some time that “All My Children” may receive an updated opening sometime in the near future as well. Either way, it offered a nice trip down memory lane.

        “Here’s what you do when you don’t find the rainbow’s end, This time… Here’s where you go when it looks like the rain won’t end, Don’t cry… I’ll give you tomorrow, Let me be the one you share it with, And each day that follows, ‘Cause we only have ‘ONE LIFE TO LIVE!’”

        Kassie DePaiva as Blair Cramer singing the popular Paebo Bryson opening theme (the first 30 seconds of the clip):

        And the original Paebo Bryson ‘Tour of Llanview’ opening for “OLTL”:

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



        Duplaix Shows Her ‘McNugget Love’

        Photo: NBC

        Monday, February 15, 2010 11:40 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) –  “One Life to Live’s” Daphnee Duplaix appears in a new McDonald’s commercial promoting Chicken McNuggets. 

        This is Duplaix’s second promo for the fast food giant in as many years, in which she portrays a girlfriend who refuses to share her Chicken McNuggets with her boyfriend.   

        McDonald’s “McNugget Love” promo from late 2008:

        And the recently released sequel called “McNugget Love Too”:

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



        In or Out? Duplaix at ‘One Life’

        Photo: NBC

        Monday, February 15, 2010 10:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Are Daphnee Duplaix’s days in Llanview numbered?

        Daytime Confidential is reporting that a a source close to the actress, who portrays Rachel Gannon, claims that she has been fired from “One Life to Live.”  As for her onscreen love interest Terrell Tilford, the site speculates that he may remain with the snow, with his character Dr. Greg Evans becoming Llanview Hospital’s resident medical specialist for all aliments.   

        Duplaix joined the “One Life” cast on April 7th, 2009, becoming the fourth actress to take on the role of Rachel, the only daughter of Nora Hanen and Hank Gannon. 

        Prior to joining “OLTL,” she portrayed Valerie Davis on “Passions” from 2004-08, and was the Playboy Playmate of the Month for July 1997.  She has also appeared in other of television shows and minor films.

        SON is working to confirm this story and will bring you updates as they develop.

        “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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