OLTL Alerts: Week of October 31 Edition

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” DVR Alerts for the Week of October 31, 2011.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: DVR ALERTS

  • Monday: Viki and Clint remember their wedding. Cord and Tina are alone in the stables. Sam wants Todd to go trick-or-treating with him and Blair.
  • Tuesday: Blair confides in Starr about the men in her life. Rex searches for information on Cutter’s lady friend. Viki and Todd probe each other about their love lives.
  • Wednesday: Viki, Tina, and Todd are summoned to appear in court. Téa tells Nora that Tomas has a plan to catch Victor’s murderer.
  • Thursday: Roxy tells Tina how John feels about Natalie. Dani is concerned about her mother. Nora tries to boost Destiny’s spirits.
  • Friday: John sees Natalie in her wedding dress. Jessica tells Natalie she has something important to tell her. Téa wonders if she might be pregnant.

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — With production on the show’s television run scheduled to end on Friday, November 18, “One Life to Live” is offering four lucky fans a final opportunity to go behind-the-scenes of the soap’s New York City studios with long-time cast member Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer).

Through 2:00 PM ET on Wednesday, November 2, fans can bid on the set tour on CharityBuzz.com, with proceeds going to benefit the Center for Hearing and Communication. However, touring Llanview doesn’t come cheap; currently the bidding stands at $1,350.00.

The top bidder and three guests will be treated to a meet and greet with DePaiva, as well as tour of the set and a chance to meet other actors working the day of the visit. For more information or to place your bid, click here.


17 and Pregnant, ‘OLTL’ Makes Destiny a Mother

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — With the father of her unborn baby still in a coma, a very much pregnant Destiny Evans (Shenell Edmonds) continues to inch closer toward her due date. However, the teenage mother-to-be will soon be going through labor pains as “One Life to Live” is already looking to cast her little bundle of joy.

On Wednesday, CP Talent posted on Facebook that the casting agency was “looking for very lite skin AA [African-American] newborn babies for ‘OLTL.’ email name, dob, ht wt, size and photo to Colette, NO older then 3 months tops! The smaller the better.”

No word on when Destiny will give birth on screen, although it is thought that Matthew Buchanan (Eddie Alderson) will awaken from his coma in time to learn he’s going to be a father.


LaVoy Returns to ‘One Life to Live’

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Buenos Dias Llanview! January LaVoy is reprising her role as Noelle Ortiz Stubbs,  diner waitress turned close friend of Victoria Lord (Erika Slezak), according to Soap Opera Digest.

LaVoy originated the role of Noelle as part of “One Life’s” Paris, Texas storyline, in 2007 and was last seen on the show in December of 2009.

There are also rumors that her former onscreen husband John Rue (Moe Stubbs) will be returning as well before the show wraps up production on its television run next month.

The actress has reportedly already returned to the set, however, a first airdate has not been announced.


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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” may be only weeks away from ending production on its ABC Daytime run, but that isn’t stopping the show from introducing a new character. Beginning early next month, Teresa Patel joins the cast in the recurring role of Vimal’s (Nick Choksi) younger sister Neela.

On Thursday, November 3, the model and former beauty pageant contestant will debut as the younger Patel sibling, who has ran away to the U.S. from her native India in order to escape an arranged marriage, hoping to seek refuge with her brother Vimal and sister-in-law Rama (Shenaz Treasury).

However, her time with her family is cut short when she goes missing, thanks to a certain troubled Llanview teen. While Neela becomes smitten with her new friend, who tells her about his personal vendetta against another Llanview resident, Rama and Vimal frantically search for the missing girl.

But will Neela’s new crush result in Rama and Vimal being in the wrong place at the wrong time? Tune in to find out!


GH Recap: Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Robin awakens with something on her forehead.

Carly reveals the truth about Jax to Jason, swearing him to secrecy even from Sam. Carly later shares a charged moment with Shawn.

Kate finishes what they started at Jake’s – and kisses Sonny. They talk about motivations, and later, Kate makes lunch plans with Sonny.

On the Next General Hospital

  • Johnny and Anthony have a heated discussion.
  • Drinks for Carly and Shawn.
  • Who’s at Wyndemere?

OLTL Recap: Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Tomas appears at Blair’s house to try to win her back. She is not sure if she can go back to where they were, given that he was willing to go to jail for Todd. Tomas asks Blair again if she still loves Todd, and they’re interrupted by Jack. Tomas later tells her she doesn’t have to answer but he kisses her passionately before leaving.

Todd helps Viki get ready for Halloween and she asks him about what he’ll do to get his life back together. Tina interrupts and it’s clear she plans to stake a claim for Victor’s fortune and newspaper, but she backs away, saying peace in the family is the most important thing. Todd later tells Viki he plans to get everything back that he lost – including Blair.

Meanwhile Jack goes to the cemetery and is horrified by what he sees and runs home.

Cutter finds Kim’s friend and explains a few things to her about her own life. Meanwhile Shane, Rex and Aubrey discuss Shane’s plans for Halloween costumes. Jack returns to the cemetery and witnesses Shane and Rex in a touching scene at Gigi’s grave.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Marcie reminds John that Brody is violent.
  • Roxy talks to Natalie about John.
  • Starr butts heads with Rick.

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — As part of the growing changes at ABC Daytime, the Disney/ABC Television Group has announced Mirian Arias as its new Vice President, Daytime Communications. Arias replaces Jori Petersen, who headed up the division for a number of years in the role of Vice President, Publicity, ABC Daytime and SOAPnet. Although Petersen has left ABC Daytime and SOAPnet, she remains part of the Disney/ABC Television Group as the acting head of the ABC Family Communications team.

RESPECTED COMMUNICATIONS EXECUTIVE MIRIAN ARIAS NAMED

VICE PRESIDENT, DAYTIME COMMUNICATIONS, DISNEY/ABC TELEVISION GROUP

Wednesday, October 26, 2011, Burbank, CA . . . Respected Communications executive Mirian Arias has been named as the new vice president, Daytime Communications, Disney/ABC Television Group (DATG), it was announced today by Kevin Brockman, executive vice president, Global Communications, DAT G, to whom she will report.

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Working closely with Brian Frons, president, Daytime, DATG, Ms. Arias will be responsible for all communication efforts for DATG Daytime, SOAPnet and ABC Media Productions, including corporate, consumer, marketing and affiliate-related publicity.  She will also oversee all talent relation efforts for the division.

In making the announcement, Mr. Brockman said “Mirian’s extensive background in consumer communications combined with her more recent experience heading up digital communications for Syfy and iVillage make her the perfect candidate for this role.  As important, Mirian is also regarded as a consummate strategist and an honorable and inclusive leader, all traits that will serve us well as we evolve our Daytime programming and corresponding communications initiatives.”

Mr. Frons added, “Mirian is a strategic public relations executive with the proven ability to innovate, build partnerships and lead a team.   She has extensive experience liaising across business units to make the most of synergy opportunities, and I’m glad to have her leading our communications efforts.”

“I am thrilled to join such an amazing team of creative and strategic communication leaders,” said Ms. Arias.  “ABC has a long-standing history of creating many of the most celebrated, acclaimed and award-winning programs in daytime, and I look forward to being a part of the next evolution of the brand.”

Ms. Arias joins DATG from NBCUniversal, where she worked since 2009.  Most recently, she served as vice president, Communications, iVillage, overseeing both external and internal communications for the essential digital women’s brand.  During her tenure, she more than doubled iVillage’s press penetration across broadcast, print, radio, digital and social media outreach.  She began her career at NBCU as director, Communications, Syfy, where she was responsible for publicity efforts for the networks highest rated original series, Warehouse 13, along with other successful programming like Stargate Universe and Scare Tactics.  In this role she also spearheaded publicity efforts for Syfy Digital, including tier digital sites Sci Fi Wire, Dvice and Fidget.

Prior to her stint at NBCU, Ms. Arias served as director of communications at Nickelodeon Networks where she was responsible for daily publicity on many of their hit programs including iCarly, True Jackson, VP, The Naked Brothers Band and Degrassi: The Next Generation.  She also spent five years at Oxygen Media, where she was responsible for the communication campaigns for shows including Oprah After The Show, Conversations from the Edge With Carrie Fisher and The Janice Dickinson Project.  She also served as international unit publicist for all Oxygen made-for-television movies including Romancing the Bride, Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber and Nadine in Date Land.

She began her career in communications at BWR Public Relations, where she handled publicity efforts for an array of film and television actors as well as corporate clients such as the Nantucket Film Festival, NIKE Entertainment and Source Enterprises.  Educated at Boston University, with a degree in Mass Communications and Public Relations, Ms. Arias is a member of WICT, EPPS, NAMIC and PRSA, and currently serves as a citizen teacher for Citizen Schools, a non-profit NYC inner-city school initiative.


OLTL Recap: Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, October 25, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Rama startles Vimal at the cemetery. He confesses that he was visiting Victor’s grave and cursing him for sharing the secret of Liam’s paternity. Rama shares her own dirty secret with Vimal. The couple becomes stronger than ever by agreeing not to keep secrets from each other. At EOD, John’s absence from the station makes them think twice about coming clean to the authorities.

Cutter panics about his discovery that Kim’s friend is no longer at the hospital room. He discovers that she left for Llanview where she shows up on Viki’s doorstep. Tina answers the door. Tina lets Jessica knows of the guest’s arrival. Before long, Cutter comes face-to-face with Tina at Llanfair’s front door.

Meanwhile, Aubrey comes to check on Rex after his encounter with Cutter. The bond between the two continues to grow as she tends to his wounds. At EOD, Rex decides to visit Gigi’s grave as we discover someone else has made her way to the cemetery.

Michael and a very pregnant Marcie pay John a surprise visit. The two encourage John to reconcile with Natalie. John shuts the conversation down by informing them of Natalie’s engagement to Brody. At EOD, John considers his options upon witnessing Brody and Natalie plan their forthcoming wedding.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Tomas asks Blair for a second chance.
  • Todd tells Viki he wants his life back.
  • Rex and Shane visit Gigi’s grave.

GH Recap: Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, October 25, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Robin and Lisa fight. Maxie gets through to Matt, but he says it is too late Elizabeth lays near lifeless, and we see a ghostly illumination. Someone finds her. Johnny has different plans from his father Anthony.

Carly and Shawn draw away.

Sam posits to Jason that a baby may change their lives entirely. Later, Jason gets a call that Franco is in Canada. Are they safe?

On the Next General Hospital

  • Carly reveals a secret to Jason.
  • Kate has unfinished business to complete.
  • Sonny makes plans.