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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — You’ve likely heard of the big September returns like Erin Torpey, Andrea Evans and John Loprieno, but they aren’t the only familiar faces coming back to “One Life to Live” in the coming weeks. A few other minor, but noteworthy characters will also be making appearances as summer turns into fall.

Radio personality Carolina Bermudez turns up again as Llanview’s investigative reporter Blanca Morales on Thursday, September 1, when she looks for a scoop from a Llanview resident regarding a crime.

With the “Tale of Two Todd’s” storyline reaching a thrilling climax soon, you might have thought you saw the the last of Irene Manning (Barbara Rhoades), but you’d be wrong. Look for the mother with a warped sense of reality to try to make a deal with one of her sons on Monday, August 29. Rhoades made her “One Life” debut in the role on Tuesday, August 9.

The Buchanan/Evans drama continues into the month of September as Phylicia Evans (Tonye Patano) and Nora Buchanan (Hillary B. Smith) remain at odds.

Patrick Allen Cole taped scenes for his next appearance as Jeff (also know known as Adam), the Rodi’s bartender and manager on August 2, which will air sometime in September.

Brittany Angley will play a waitress on Thursday and Friday, September 1 and 2.

“One Life to Live” has released a new audition script for the role of “Reny,” which appears to be a minor part.

Alicia Henry played Colleen, the stripper who hit on Rex (John-Paul Lavoisier) on Friday, August 19.

Did the woman in scenes with David (Tuc Watkins) playing his agent Bev Altman look familiar? That was actress Brooke Dillman (sporting a blonde wig), who is a childhood friend of Watkins and has appeared with him on HBO’s “Six Feet Under” and the 2009 online “Funny or Die” video “The Sentimentalist.” Dillman’s other credits include “Nip/Tuck, “The Office,” “Blue Collar TV,” “The Bill Engvall Show,” and “Good Luck Charlie,” as well as the film “Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector.”

Robin Strasser (Dorian) had a little medical crisis earlier this week. On August 15, the actress tweeted that she had been “Hospitalized Monday-blood infection-I can’t spell e coli, how’d I get it? :) I’m home, gonna rest and be grateful. Sorry for disappearing.”

She may have already left the show, but Nafessa Williams (ex-Deanna) posted this picture of herself and how excited she was the day she landed her “OLTL” role.

It has been rumored that an update to the opening is in the works and that a few actors, including Andrew Trischitta (Jack) and Ted King (Tomas) have taped new shots for it.

In case you missed it, get ready for some more Starr (Kristen Alderson) in the coming weeks. On August 1, Alderson tweeted that “Why does Starr have to be a medical wiz all of a sudden? lol I’ve had so many tough lines to say lately!!” She later added that “I have a late call into work tomorrow.. Can you say SLEEPING IN!? I can. Haha,” and “Seriously Starr…quit saying words like this,” along with this close-up of a big medical term from her script. Later she said “Successful day at work! yay! I had lots of lines but it all went very well. Lots of Starr stuff coming up for ya ; ).  Lovely day in Llanview.” She also thanked fans for liking her scenes with Roger Howarth (Todd), tweeting “Thanks for all of the positive feedback on my scenes with Roger that aired today. They were surreal to film.”

“OLTL” Music Director Paul S. Glass tweeted this picture of Alderson in the studio recently recording a single with co-star Barret Helms (Baz). And  check out this funny one of her dog Pooka at the recording session.

And Kassie DePaiva (Blair) commented earlier this month that “I’m glad so many of you caught today’s show!!! Awesome huh? I loved it too… It’s great to have Roger back. We watched in the makeup room.”


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“All My Children” will end its network television run in just five weeks on Friday, September 23, 2011. The soap that houses the biggest name in the history of the daytime drama format, Susan Lucci (Erica Kane), debuted on ABC on January 5, 1970. The entertainment industry is set to pay tribute to the show that left its mark on pop culture with several special installments that fans will not want to miss out on.

People Magazine has spent the summer working on a Special Collector’s issue for fans of “AMC.” The issue is now available for pre-order at Amazon.com for a discounted price. The publication date for the issue is September 27, 2011, which means it should be on newsstands as early as the first week of September. The following is a description of the issue provided by the editors of the popular magazine:

A commemoration of the long-running soap opera that ends in September, 2011 after 41 years. With dozens of pages of brand new, exclusive photographs and interviews, the book visits Pine Valley and all the characters that made the show an American institution. Chock full of favorite moments, story lines, and insights from star Susan Lucci, creator Agnes Nixon and many others, it’s a collector’s book that will satisfy millions of fans.

Cameron Mathison will host a one-hour special on the TV Guide Network honoring “AMC” on Sunday, September 11 at 8:00 PM EST. Mathison has played Ryan Lavery on the ABC daytime drama since December 1997, save a one year break. Mathison posted on his Twitter page that among other past and present “AMC” stars that he has interviewed Kim Delaney (ex-Jenny Gardner) and Josh Duhamel (ex-Leo du Pres) for the special. The handsome actor who will turn 42-years old next week is also a special correspondent for “Extra” and “Good Morning America.” “GMA” which airs every morning on ABC will also be airing a special on “AMC” at an air-date yet to be announced.


Alison Sweeney Touts It Out!

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — I am pretty sure if you are on the internet it pretty much guarantees that you have either Facebook’ed or Tweeted. If you are anything like me then you have probably already done both! Well, if you are like Alison Sweeney, then you are ahead of the rest of us. Sweeney, who portrays Samantha ‘Sami’ Brady on “Days of Our Lives” and also hosts “The Biggest Loser,” has jumped on board with a brand new social network media website called “Tout.”

Tout is a new video social media platform whose mobile app enables iPhone and iPad users to shoot 15-second real-time video messages (or “touts”), which they can simply and instantly share on Twitter, Facebook, via email and/or SMS in one click. The users’ Touts are also automatically posted on Tout.com.

Sweeney, whose profile is now the second most viewed right behind Shaquille O’Neal, is touting on daily and has provided her fans with a behind-the-scenes look into her everyday life. So far she has shared behind-the-scene clips at her shows, daily work-outs and much more.


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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Friday, August 19, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

After making love for the first time, Marissa tells Bianca she feels great about what happened between them.

JR tells Liza he got the custody hearing moved up so Tad and Dixie can’t testify against him. Liza is not pleased when she realizes JR tried to bribe the judge. Keeping his part of the deal, JR tries to make inroads between Colby and Liza. Liza tells JR his plan to bribe the judge backfired. When Colby realizes JR spiked his coffee she calls him a selfish drunk. JR says he’s giving up booze. Marissa gets a call from Caleb alerting her to the judge deciding to give her full custody of AJ in light of JR’s attempt to bribe the court. Her happiness is tempered by her concern for JR and his continued self-destruction.

Cara and David talk about the past and the present. Cara hides when Tad arrives at ConFusion looking for her. David and Tad exchange barbs. David takes Cara to his room and tells her she can stay there. Griffin is upset when Cara doesn’t answer his call. Cara calls back and tells Griffin that she is still in Pine Valley but needs some time alone. David explains his love-hate relationship with Pine Valley. Cara tells David that she likes him. The two end up sharing a passionate kiss.

Zach and Kendall’s conversation returns at the tale end. The pair discuss the private conversation they just had and we see that Kendall is clearly not happy with what apparently has to be done. Outside the room, a concerned Griffin asks Kendall if everything is alright. Kendall makes up an excuse for the reason she’s unsettled and later when Greenlee expresses her concern. When Griffin goes to check on Zach, he asks Griffin if he’s in love with Kendall. Griffin tells him it’s not relevant because Zach is back and Kendall loves him. Zach declares to Ryan, Greenlee and Kendall that his full allegiance is to David afterall he saved his life and brought him back to his family.

Greenlee confides to Kendall about Leo and Gillian. Ryan asks Greenlee what’s bothering her.

On the Next All My Children

  • Cara pulls away from a kiss with David.
  • Zach announces big news.
  • Tad assures JR that his son loves him.

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, August 19, 2011.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Siobhan and Elizabeth discuss their relationship to Lucky and his drug addiction. Anthony arrives at General Hospital, only to be put in his place by Epiphany. But Anthony has deadly plans. Matt helps Lucky in a tight spot with Anthony’s drug dealer.

Sam worries Jason may have another seizure, despite Jason’s protests. Robin reveals a theory about Jason’s brain.

Lulu and Dante make love. Dante gives Lulu her birthday gift – an official key to the apartment. He wants her to move-in!

On the Next General Hospital

  • Anthony attacks a patient in the hospital.
  • Skye is keeping someone safe.
  • Carly and Sonny face off… yet again.

OLTL Recap: Friday, August 19, 2011

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Friday, August 19, 2011.

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IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Blair reels when she learns the truth about who is the real Todd Manning. The real Todd blames Blair for not believing him. She tries to defend herself, then realizes it isn’t helping. The real Todd vows revenge. The man who is not Todd Manning must deal with the people in his life. At the EOD, Téa is alone with her husband.

Rex and Natalie discover that the Spotted Pony is a strip club. Rex believes that Gigi sent him here for a reason. Natalie grows increasingly uncomfortable as women solicit Rex and the manager mistakes her for a new dancer. Rex feels compelled to wait and see why Gigi wanted him to come here. He sends Natalie back to the Buchanan jet to wait for him. After she goes, he gets frustrated, too, and is about to leave – until the emcee announces the name of the next dancer…Gigi.

Ford delivers Ryder to Jessica who is still bitter about Natalie and Brody. They argue. Jessica’s anger reminds Ford of Tess. At EOD, he grabs her and kisses her.

Aubrey is about to leave when Cutter returns. He begs her not to go, calling her by her real name. He reminds her of when they first met and fell in love. We find out that he and his sister were a grifter team, but fought and parted ways. Aubrey, who was in trouble herself, fell into grifting with Cutter. Cutter wanted to give her everything, and things went too far. He’s sorry. Aubrey is, too. He points out that she has nowhere to go and no money. At EOD, she decides to stay – but still hasn’t accepted Cutter back.

On the Next One Life to Live

  • Todd takes Dorian’s gun.
  • Starr and Dani argue.
  • Rex is shocked to see Kim.

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “All My Children” during the week of August 22, 2011.

THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

Marissa fills Tad & Dixie in on what JR’s been up to. Will they finally get through to JR on Monday, August 22. JR is on a mission. Dixie and Angie’s confab hits close to home for Maya. Angie gives Maya advice about the baby she gave up and leads her to Tad for help. Bianca tries to tell Erica about her new romance on Wednesday, August 24 … but Erica isn’t very receptive. Brot asks Natalia an important question on Friday, August 26.

The Inside Story: Toy Soldiers
Cara puts the brakes on her and David’s personal connection. Tad is relieved when Cara reveals she is staying in town until she announces the reason why – Project Orpheus! Kendall watches as Zach & David agree to a professional alliance. Kendall is unsettled but agrees to not fight Zach’s decision. Tad tells Jake about Cara & David. Dixie has another troubling flashback to her time with David on Tuesday, August 23. David douses any illusions Zach has about their partnership and then proceeds to push his buttons. Greenlee refuses to let David continue hurting the people she cares about. Dixie is determined to unlock the truth. Cara’s relationship with David agitates Tad. Greenlee tells Cara she’s going to learn who David really is the hard way. Ryan  has an emotional encounter with Gillian. David curbs Erica’s threats by once again holding over her head the possibility that he saved somebody close to her. Ryan confronts David about the game he’s playing. Zach realizes David still doesn’t trust him. On Thursday, August 25, Greenlee tells Kendall about the property bid. Kendall admits to Greenlee that something feels off with Zach. Cara tries to convince Griffin to reconsider risking David’s work. Opal insists Erica not allow David’s mind-games to come between her and Jack. Erica flashes back to moments with Mike Roy. David tells Angie that he doesn’t want to rush into her surgery but they may have no choice. Angie questions David about Babe. Griffin & Zach’s meeting becomes heated. Zach orders Griffin to turn over the Project Orpheus medical files he intends to give the FDA.

AMC ALERTS: WEEK OF AUGUST 29, 2011

  • Cara grows suspicious after receiving an e-mail from Griffin revealing he’s returned to the field.
  • Angie is rocked to the core when the truth finally comes to light.
  • Dixie questions if Tad has forgiven her for the decisions she made concerning Kathy.
  • A special person delivers a message to Erica from her mother.
  • Erica insists Zach tell her what he is hiding concerning David.

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “General Hospital” during the week of August 22, 2011.

THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL

Jackal, P.I. can’t ignore his feeling about the bakery (Luzetta). Maxie takes Jackal, P.I. on an emotional field trip. He is affected. Will Spinelli return to Maxie on Wednesday, August 24? Diane and Max make a decision about their relationship. Skye delights at Tracy’s discomfort. Johnny secretly listens as Skye and Anthony discuss their scheme. Sam makes it clear to Jason she’s in charge. Robin tells Jason & Sam her theory about his condition. Patrick and Matt butt heads over who will operate on Jason. Jason and Sam make an important decision on Friday, August 26. Will they regret that decision after things appear to take a horrible turn?

The Inside Story: Natural Born Killer
On Monday, August 22, we see Jax safely hidden and in Skye’s care. Carly continues to rip into Sonny for what he’s done. Sonny contemplates his biggest regrets at the hospital chapel. Carly and Shawn’s bond continues to grow. Sonny pleads his case to Michael. Abby is incredulous that Michael can support the actions Sonny took against [Michael's] former step-father. Dante overhears Sonny and Carly fighting about Jax. Abby and Sonny don’t hold back the verbal punches. Abby runs into Johnny and their is an obvious connection as they confide in each other. Mac comforts Alexis who fears Jax’s fate. Michael’s support of Sonny agitates Carly.

A Closer Look: Girl Interrupted
Anthony gets to Siobhan before Lucky. Siobhan manages to leave a note in the aftermath of Anthony’s attack. Elizabeth fears Lucky will blame her for what has transpired. Lucky doesn’t see Siobhan’s note. He later battles the urge to succumb to his addiction again. Matt helps Elizabeth cover when Steve confronts them about the missing drugs that Elizabeth used to help Lucky while he was going through withdrawal. Matt confronts Lucky after finding Siobhan’s note on Thursday, August 25. What does it reveal?

GH ALERTS: WEEK OF AUGUST 29, 2011

  • Sam, Elizabeth, Carly and Monica all dream about Jason Quartermaine.
  • Matt helps Elizabeth in a difficult situation.
  • Johnny and Ethan have their hands full with Skye.
  • Kristina unleashes her fury at Sonny – but something appears to be very wrong with Sonny’s daughter.
  • Lucky and Lulu have an emotional confrontation.

OLTL PreVUE: Week of August 22 Edition

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “One Life to Live” during the week of August 22, 2011.

THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

Jack observes Todd with Dorian’s gun on Monday, August 22. Téa remains committed to the man she married. Starr and Dani argue over Todd and Victor. By week’s end, Blair finds the gun missing. Todd and Victor have a huge confrontation. Bo tries to diffuse the tense situation. Téa and Blair remain in shock over the true identity of both men, but are unable to keep peace between the brothers.

The Inside Story: Dead or Alive?
Rex is shocked to find Kim using Gigi’s name at the Kentucky strip club on Monday, August 22. Kim tells Rex she is unable to help him. Gigi’s spirit urges Rex not to give up on her. Kim tells someone about her encounter with Rex. On Tuesday, August 23, Bo visits Asa’s grave on the anniversary of his death, and has a heart-to-heart talk with Renee. Clint is depressed that he can’t be at the mansion to honor his father’s legacy, and seeks Nigel’s help. Rex returns home and catches Natalie up to speed. Kim decides to return to Llanview. Rex tries to talk to Gigi. Kim pays David a visit. By Wednesday, August 24, Rex allows Clint to pay his respects, and father and son inch closer toward reconciliation. Bo, Joey, Kelly, and Natalie learn of Clint’s “escape” from Llanfair. Rex leaves the Buchanan’s to honor their fallen patriarch, and goes to the cemetery. Kim and David reach an understanding. Clint encounters his ex-wife. Rex makes a startling discovery on Friday, August 26, and asks Bo for a huge favor. Natalie tosses her step-mother out. And Kim arrives at Gigi’s grave.

A Closer Look: For the Love of Family
Ford and Jessica agree to keep their distance from one another. Joey and Kelly prepare to leave for London on Tuesday, August 23. Aubrey wishes Joey well. Kelly urges John to forgive Natalie. David chooses love over his career. John leaves Dorian with a little unfinished business to take care of. Natalie gives John back the tape on Wednesday, August 24. John asks Natalie about her visit with Delphina. Brody threatens Victor to keep quiet about Liam. Joey wonders if he parents new living arrangement might rekindle their relationship. Addie and the rest of the Cramer clan throw a farewell party for Dorian. On Friday, August 26, Viki and Dorian experience a little déjà vu, and later share an emotional farewell. And David says good-bye to Bo.

OLTL ALERTS: WEEK OF AUGUST 29, 2011

  • Someone is murdered in cold blood. But who pulled the trigger?
  • Tensions remain high between Phylicia and Nora.
  • Cutter has a surprise visitor from his past life.
  • Blair goes into panic mode when Jack turns up missing.
  • Several Llanview residents appear guilty of murder.

“One Life to Live” star Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer) had many fans in attendance at last weekends “One Life to Live” Fan Club Weekend Luncheon scratching their heads when she said “I was told by our executive producer [Frank Valentini] yesterday, that on Wednesday [August 10] we tied with ‘Y&R.’” Considering “The Young and the Restless” is daytime’s #1 soap, we thought she may have made a mistake too, but it turns out she wasn’t wrong at all.

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