Susan Lucci has been busy filming “Devious Maids” and “Deadly Affairs,” all the while trying to swing by her old stomping grounds, “All My Children,” where she played Erica Kane from 1970 to 2011. She’s also taken the time to help promote the Smithsonian’s upcoming daytime television exhibit, and she appeared on “Katie” today. But that’s not all the Queen of Soaps has been up to! Soap Opera Network just got word that the New York native will be hosting this year’s Rock the Dock Summer Bash benefiting the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, NY.
As previously reported, OWN has picked up the first 40 episodes of both "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" for what they are billing as the "OWN Summer Soap Fling." Episodes begin airing today, July 15. The launch of both soaps will consist of 3 repeat episodes each day and a "brand new" episode airing in each soaps regularly scheduled timeslot (1:00 PM ET/PT for "AMC"; 3:00 PM ET/PT for "OLTL"), according to recently released TV listings and an OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network representative. Actual new episodes of both soaps will continue to release on Mondays via Hulu, Hulu Plus, iTunes and iTunes Canada.
Real life pilot Jake Pavelka, best known as the star of ABC’s 14th season of “The Bachelor” and season two of “Bachelor Pad,” will reprise his role as the pilot of the Forrester private jet on CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful." The actor taped his scenes on Friday, June 21, per a tweet in which the actor/reality star said, "Some quick touch ups before filming a scene. This stuff makes my face break out!" The tweet was accompanied by an image showing Pavelka getting ready in hair and makeup. In the background fans can spot Don Diamont's Bill Spencer and an unknown blonde either working through their scripts or their characters going over paperwork.
Tonight OnTV is the season premiere of acclaimed HBO drama series "The Newsroom." Set a year later, and in the days leading up to election night 2012, the “News Night” staff is being prepared to give depositions in a lawsuit — the circumstances of which unfold throughout the season. A mysterious tip has led to the airing of a story with consequences no one could have anticipated.
Cory Monteith, who portrayed Finn Hudson on FOX's "Glee", has died. The actor was found dead in his hotel room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia on Saturday afternoon. It's understood that when Monteith missed his checkout at noon, hotel staff went to his room and found his body. "An autopsy is scheduled for Monday," said Vancouver Acting Police Chief Doug LePard in a press conference. "The Coroner will be determining the next steps with respect to establishing cause of death, but all indications are that there was no foul play."
A recent casting breakdown for the “The Bold and the Beautiful” has rumors flying that the show plans to recast Ridge Forrester, a role which original portrayer Ronn Moss decided to depart from late last year. The breakdown describes a mid-to-late-40s character named Harper as “Handsome! Very upscale. Great business man. A commanding presence. Refined — comes from money. At least 5’11”. Contract role — Strong credits only!”
Former "General Hospital" star James Franco (ex-Franco) is about to get his... ahems... busted on Comedy Central. The network recently announced that the star will be the next to get knocked by a panel of comedians in the new special, “Comedy Central Roast of James Franco.”