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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- It came as no surprise late last week when word broke that CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" had fired demoted actor Kyle Lowder who portrayed Rick Forrester on the drama series after four years to recurring status. It was a surprise that it took so long.The actor joined "B&B" in January 2007 and while he enjoyed lead actor status on the soap for sometime, his character had become unnecessary and underutilized for more than a year now, so it was in best the interest of the soap and the actor to part pays. Lowder alluded to...

on Sunday, January 30, 2011 @ 4:04 PM
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As previously reported, ABC's "One Life to Live" is set to release an iTunes exclusive album called "The Sound of a Kiss" with recordings by David Gregory (Ford) and Brittany Underwood (soon-to-be ex-Langston), among others. What we know is that the albums theme is love and it will be released on Tuesday, February 8, which is just in time for Valentine's Day.  While details beyond that are scarce at this time, we've been assured, however, that more details on the album are expected this week. In the meantime, here is your first look at the albums cover.One...
On January 30, 2011, Soap Opera Network launched its brand new website. The website, literally re-built from the ground up, now houses the latest news, interviews and all business headlines covering the genre of soap operas. Our goal is to not just cover what's happening in front of the camera for both daytime and primetime soaps, but to also inform our readers of what's happening behind the scenes. That isn't to say the "gossip" aspect of behind the scenes drama, but the business perspective.We hope you enjoy our new look as well as the types of content we will...
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Last night at the 63rd Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Los Angeles, veteran "One Life to Live" director Larry Carpenter won his fourth Director's Guild Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievment in Daytime Serials for his work on the ABC daytime drama series in 2010. He won for "Episode #10,687" or commonly known as " 'Starr X'd Lovers: The Musical, Part Two, " which aired on May 17, 2010.Carpenter previously won this award in 2008 for "So You Think You Can Be Shane Morasco's Father," again in 2007 for "Episode #9947,"...

on Saturday, January 29, 2011 @ 12:00 AM
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" casting insights and other news.With Bo Buchanan (Robert S. Woods) just beginning to uncover his big brother Clint's (Jerry verDorn) tangled web of lies and deception, one would suspect that it would only be a matter of time before Bo's oldest son David Vickers (Tuc Watkins) re-enters the picture. When we last saw David a few weeks ago, he was in the midst of desperate, feeble attempt to escape and return to his beloved Dorian (Robin Strasser). Now Soap Opera Network has learned that Watkins will return to the set in the coming weeks...

on Friday, January 28, 2011 @ 8:00 AM
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what's happening on "One Life to Live" during the week of January 31, 2011.THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVEShane begs Echo to keep quiet on Monday, January 31. Echo advises Rex against having another DNA test. Dorian and Viki butt heads with Echo. Langston helps Starr move on with her life on Thursday, February 3. As she prepares to visit Cole, James and Michelle get up close and personal. And Ford makes a promise to himself.The Inside Story: Candid Camera Clint cuts Aubrey off at the pass and apologizes to Joey on Monday, January...

on Friday, January 28, 2011 @ 8:00 AM
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A look at what's happening on "General Hospital" during the week of January 31, 2011. THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL Siobhan explains her actions to a betrayed Lucky on Monday, January 31. Lucky's decision about Siobhan doesn't garner much support. Molly screws things up for Siobhan. Lucky makes an arrest. On Wednesday, February 2, Nikolas' possessive side comes out when someone else takes interest in Brook Lynn. Steve becomes suspicious of Lisa on Thursday, February 3. Sam and Maxie commiserate. Sam is struck with some curious symptoms. Luke accidentally gets his new bride arrested on Friday, February 4. The Inside Story: Hour...

on Friday, January 28, 2011 @ 8:00 AM
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A look at what's happening on "All My Children" during the week of January 31, 2011.THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDRENRicky's request takes Kendall by surprise on Tuesday, February 1. Greenlee decides to hold her wedding at her favorite location in the world. Madison helps out a slightly sloshed Ryan. On Wednesday, February 2, Madison's actions leave a smitten Scott dejected. Cara figures out why Tad rejected her help. Natalia and Brot both make sacrifices to be together. Brot gives Natalia a special gift on Friday, February 4.The Inside Story: Crash... Ryan gives David a taste of his...

on Thursday, January 27, 2011 @ 8:00 AM
Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABCThursday, January 27, 2011 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" DVR Alerts for the Week of January 31, 2011. GENERAL HOSPITAL: DVR ALERTSMonday: Michael breaks down and tells Jason the truth about his time in prison. Carly asks Jax for a divorce. Siobhan falls for Lucky's trap.Tuesday: Brenda admits the truth to Dante. Lulu finds Brenda in Dante's arms. Lucky sets a plan of entrapment to outwit the Balkan.Wednesday: Carly points a gun at Dante. Brenda and Carly throw down. Nikolas gets jealous when a business partner shows interest in Brook Lynn.Thursday: Dante considers...

on Thursday, January 27, 2011 @ 8:00 AM
Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 8:00 AM ET by Scotty GorePhoto: Donna Svennevik/ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" DVR Alerts for the Week of January 31, 2011. ONE LIFE TO LIVE: DVR ALERTSMonday: Starr pays crazy Marty a visit.  Jessica and Brody talk Natalie and John into a double wedding.  Echo is horrified to learn Shane is being bullied at school.Tuesday: Dorian urges Kelly to proclaim her true feelings to Joey.  Clint has a hidden camera placed in Aubrey's room.  Bo tells Rex about Clint's misdeeds.Wednesday: Jessica and Natalie have a bachelorette party.  John and Brody enjoy their last night...

on Thursday, January 27, 2011 @ 8:00 AM
Photo: Craig Sjodin/ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" DVR Alerts for the Week of January 31, 2011. ALL MY CHILDREN: DVR ALERTSMonday: Krystal consoles Jack about Erica. Kendall and Greenlee bond. JR is disturbed when he finds the stolen jewelry in Annie's room.Tuesday: Jackson walks in on Erica and Caleb in an embrace and jumps to conclusions. Kendall collapses to the ground. Brot and Natalia take measures to be together.Wednesday: David is taken out of jail to help save Kendall's life. Madison's pregnancy bump starts to show. Will Ryan find out? Cara becomes frustrated after Tad declines her...

on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 @ 1:30 PM
Photo: NBC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Best known for his roles on "Days our Our Lives" and "As the World Turns," controversial daytime heartthrob Austin Peck lands a role on "One Life to Live."Soap Opera Digest is reporting that the soap vet, who was abruptly fired from "ATWT" in 2009 amid rumors he was having an affair with a co-star, has joined the cast of "OLTL" is an undisclosed role.Scheduled to begin taping scenes on Monday, January 31, Peck tells SOD that "In a lot of ways, it's a compliment that they feel I can play this character. I don't know what...
Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- By day Ilene Kristen plays Llanview's lovable eccentric, alcoholic hair dresser Roxy Balsom. And by night she returns to her theater roots -- this time in the off-Broadway production of "My Big Gay Italian Wedding."Beginning Thursday, February 3, and running for a limited engagement through Saturday, March 12, Kristen will play the role of Aunt Toniann (which is currently portrayed by Carla Marie Mercun) in the production at St. Luke's Theatre in New York City."My Big Gay Italian Wedding" focuses on the lives of two gay men as they plan their wedding with their family...

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