On Thursday, June 6, Prospect Park put “One Life to Live” on an earlier than planned production hiatus as a result of a labor dispute between the company and the I.A.T.S.E. (International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees)/Local 52, the union representing stage workers for both “OLTL” and “All My Children,” which alleges that Prospect Park has violated its labor agreement with the union. Previously, Prospect Park planned to begin the hiatus on Monday, June 17.
Lifetime has scheduled Sunday, June 23 as the day to catch the series premiere of “Devious Maids,” starring Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane, “All My Children”), but why wait until then? Hulu has the pilot episode up for your viewing pleasure right now!
The series follows the lives of five ambitious maids who, while working for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills, dream of wealthy lives of their own. Sadly, murder is at the center of their world as one of their fellow maids is murdered and the quintet makes it their mission to find out who committed the heinous crime. The series stars Ana Ortiz (“Ugly Betty”), Dania Ramirez (“Entourage”), Roselyn Sanchez (“Without a Trace”), Edy Ganem (“Livin’ Loud”) and Judy Reyes (“Scrubs”) as the maids, with “AMC’s” Paula Garces signed on to portray Flora Hernandez, the murdered maid in the pilot episode. In addition to Lucci, former soap stars Matt Cedeno (ex-Brandon Walker, “Days of our Lives”) and Brianna Brown (ex-Lisa Niles, “General Hospital”) also appear.
Paris Jackson remains hospitalized after a suicide attempt. Marie Osmond weighs in, saying she relates, coming from an iconic show business family and having lost her own son to suicide:
“She should be more protected…This child is embarrassed…She’s not fine.”
“I think (it’s time )to take the opportunity to really look at all the components in this child’s life, whether he is her father, her abandonment issues with her mother, this family that she really didn’t know; the public, terrible things said about Michal, her dad… People can be so cruel. It’s like massive bullying.”
“This little girl is in a very hard place. Who knows what the answers are? My heart breaks for her.”
CBS has released an on air promo touting all the sexy hitting its daytime programming consisting of “The Young and the Restless,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “The Price is Right,” “Let’s Make a Deal” and “The Talk.” The just released promo features some of the hot, sexy and very shirtless men of CBS Daytime.
As a result of Prospect Park’s decision to reduce the episode order of “All My Children” last month, the first airdate for Michael Nader as Dimitri Marick was pushed back. Previously, the actor, who will reprise the role after a 12 year absence, was scheduled to first air on Monday, June 3.
According to a representative for Prospect Park’s The OnLine Network, Nader will mark his return beginning with the Wednesday, June 12 episode.
“I got a call from executive producer Ginger Smith who said Prospect Park is relaunching ‘All My Children’ online,” said Nader, who played Dimitri from 1991-2001, of plans to bring his character back to the canvas. “She said, ‘We’d love for you to come back,’ and I said, ‘You want me? You got me.’ Being back is like being home.”
CBS Daytime has announced a week-long Twitter event leading up to the “40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards,” which airs live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, June 16 from 8:00 – 10:00 PM ET on HLN.
Cast members and producers from CBS’ daytime soap opera programming block consisting of “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” will tweet live with fans during the east coast broadcast of their respective soaps – 12:30 PM, ET/ 9:30 AM, PT for “Y&R” and 1:30 PM, ET / 10:30 AM, PT for “B&B.” Julie Chen, co-host of “The Talk,” will also take part in a Twitter chat. Fans are asked to use hashtags #YR for “Y&R,” #BoldandTheBeautiful for “B&B” and #TalkLiveChat for “The Talk” when tweeting their favorites.
In addition to the previously noted on air promo touting the launch of “The Young and the Restless’” same day airings on TVGN beginning Monday, July 1 at 7:00 PM ET/PT, the network has also announced special programming that will surely help provide ample tune in.
On Monday, June 17 at 9:00 PM ET/PT, Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters) will host a one-hour special entitled “The Young and the Restless On-Set: inFANity,” which will provide viewers with a behind the scenes look at the creation of Genoa City. The special will also include interviews with cast members Eric Braeden (Victor Newman), Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Summers Newman), Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman), Sharon Case (Sharon Newman), Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin), Tracey Bregman (Lauren Fenmore), Jess Walton (Jill Abbott), Greg Rikaart (Kevin Fisher), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe Mitchell), Christel Khalil (Lily Winters), Steve Burton (Dylan McAvoy) and Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Newman). In addition to hosting duties, TVGN indicates that St. John will also be part of the featured interviews.
If anyone knows what it’s like to play a quintessential soap opera character, it’s “Days of our Lives’” Eileen Davidson (Kristen Blake; ex-Ashley Abbott, “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful;” ex-Kelly Capwell, “Santa Barbara”). During her 1993 to 1998 stint in Salem, she played everything from helping save Marlena (Deidre Hall) from satanic possession, being presumed dead, buying a baby and even playing four other characters (Susan, Thomas, Sister Mary Moira and Penelope) in addition to her original role as Stefano’s adopted daughter. And the madness hasn’t slowed down since she’s returned to the show for a second run! “The storylines are always pretty nutty for Kristen,” the actress says with a laugh. “It doesn’t stop, that’s for sure.”
Hot off the heels of finishing the thriller “Scenic Route,” Josh Duhamel (ex-Leo du Pres, “All My Children”) has already landed a role in yet another indie drama. According to Deadline Hollywood, the former soap star has been cast opposite Maria Bello (“Touch”), Lucas Till (“X-Men First Class”) and Tom Everett Scott (“That Thing You Do!,” “An American Werewolf in Paris”) in “Strings,” directed by rookie Daniel Duran.
There was a time not that long ago when “All My Children’s” Chrishell Stause (ex-Amanda Dillon) — who’s been confirmed as a future cast member on “Days of our Lives” — seemed on top of the world. She and her boyfriend, “Glee” star Matthew Morrison, were as happy as could be and even announced their engagement in 2007. But shortly after the joyous news came out, the pair split. Fans have wondered how a relationship that was seemingly so wonderful could take such a drastic turn for the worse, and now Morrison himself is setting the record straight!