Friday, March 12, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Friday, March 12, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Bernie’s arrival puts a sudden halt to Michael’s attempt to flee. Sonny asks Luke to try and convince Lulu to paint him in a good light to Dante but Luke refuses to get involved. Carly admits to Jason that Sonny’s tempted to tell Dante the truth that he didn’t kill Claudia. Jason finds Sonny and Dante together.

Ethan gets a bit too forceful when he tells Kristina in no uncertain terms to leave him alone. Sam confronts Ethan after seeing the bruise on Kristina’s arm. Meanwhile, Kristina encounters a violent Kiefer at the lake house.

Maxie leaves her hospital bed to go to the office when Kate goes on the warpath. Maxie suffers another coughing fit and can’t catch her breath.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Kristina points an accusatory finger at Ethan.
  • Lucky admits to Elizabeth they’re over for good.
  • Maxie faces a health crisis.

“General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.



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Friday, March 12, 2010 5:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live’s” Tika Sumpter reportedly requests to be placed on recurring status with the soap.

According to The Suds Report the actress, who has portrayed Layla Williamson on the ABC sudser since 2005, has asked the “OLTL” brass to be taken on off contract.  It is speculated that decision had to do with Sumpter’s budding film and music career. 

The actress recently wrapped filming on the movie “Stop the Yard 2: Homecoming,” and is currently working on an album, that is scheduled to be released in the near future.  Additionally, she will join fellow actors Adrien Brody and Keanu Reeves in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pro/Celebrity Race on April 17th.  Sumpter will drive a “high-performance” Toyota Scion tC in the race. 

In other news…

Rumors are swirling that nearly all of the Evans’ family may be phased out of Llanview in the coming months.  Currently Shenell Edmonds (Destiny), Sean Ringgold (Shaun), Tonye Patano (Phylicia), and Frankie Faison (Richard) are all on recurring status with “One Life to Live.”  This would leave only Terrell Tilford (Greg) on canvas.   

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.


OLTL PreVUE: Week of March 15 Edition

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Friday, March 12, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The Ides of March.

THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

Hannah is upset when Ford gives her an icy reception on Tuesday, March 16. Later Cole discovers her unconscious in her dorm room. Langston cuts class to rendezvous with Ford, and later covers her tracks when Markko arrives on the scene. Starr can’t believe Langston’s musical is about her and Cole. Markko finds the missing button from Langston’s blouse in Ford’s office on Wednesday, March 17. Cole ponders if Hannah intentionally tried to OD on sleeping pills. Starr confronts Langston on Thursday, March 18, but ultimately gives her permission to use her life story. Cole sympathizes with Hannah, and agrees not to tell anyone about the incident. Elsewhere in Llanview, Destiny and Matthew sign-up to audition for Langston’s upcoming musical. Danielle continues to lash out at school. Roxy, Natalie, Nora, and Layla run out of beer at Foxy Roxy’s and go to Rodi’s where they meet up with John, Bo, Brody, and Fish. Everyone soon ends up dancing, except John and Natalie, who are left alone at the bar. Hoping to forget Todd, Blair hops in the sack with Eli on Friday, March 19, but leaves when he says he wants more than just sex. After a run-in with Jessica, however, Blair has a change of heart, and is shocked to see Eli with Téa.

The Inside Story: Daddy Dearest

Mitch is surprised by Allison’s news that Schuyler is his son, and that Sierra Rose is “his” granddaughter on Monday, March 15. However, she is forced to make a hasty exit before she can reveal more. Meanwhile, Gigi’s interest is peeked when Roxy tells her she knows what it’s like to have a baby ripped from your arms. When questioned, Roxy’s first instinct is to lie, however she soon confesses that she once gave birth to a son that died. Rex and Schuyler continue to butt heads. Natalie is surprised that her father married Kim. Greg leaves Fish with something to think about when he is adamant that Schuyler isn’t fit to raise a child. By Friday, March 19, Téa tells Schuyler that Eli arranged for a social worker to pay him a visit. At the same time, Allison ‘takes care’ of the woman, and knocks on Schuyler’s door. Gigi asks Rex to marry her.  John informs Marty that Natalie told him she was pregnant. Angry, Marty asserts that she needed time to sort things out, and is prepared to be a single mother again. John throws her for a loop however, when he confesses that he is ready to be a father on Monday, March 15. Bo congratulates John upon hearing the news, but has the feeling that something else is weighing on his mind. Marty informs Natalie that John is looking forward to being a dad.

A Closer Look: Reality Bites

Paying his niece a visit, Todd has to convince Jessica that he is still her same ole’ uncle Todd, just with a new face on Tuesday, March 16. Jessica is skeptical when he tells her that Cristian and Blair once had a fling, and breaks down when she finally realizes that she must accept the fact that Cristian has moved on with his life. Despite that fact, Todd encourages Jessica to fight for her man. Across town, Dorian fails to persuade Kelly to remain in Llanview, as she is preparing to return to London. On Wednesday, March 17, Kelly is consumed with rage when Todd has his driver drag her into his office at The Sun, where he tries to talk her into accepting his job offer. Kelly fires back, accusing Todd of only wanting to hire her because it will get under Blair’s skin. Jessica isn’t pleased to find Cristian and Blair in a harmless embrace. After Blair leaves, Cristian forces Jessica to face reality, and tells her that he and Natalie were once married, and so were she and Antonio. Distraught, Jessica runs off. On Thursday, March 18, Cristian follows Jessica to the Llanview High gym, where she recalls the first time they met. History nearly repeats itself when Jessica remembers their first kiss. Later Jessica is left reeling when Cristian chooses Layla over her. Meanwhile, Todd enjoys watching Blair and Kelly’s catfight. Out of pure spite for her cousin, Kelly agrees to sign a contract and become Todd’s newest employee. However, by Friday, March 19, Kelly is floored when Todd forces her to honor the terms of her new contract. Although she gives in, she reminds him that she is no pushover.

One Life to Live News and Headlines:

OLTL ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 22, 2009

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.

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Friday, March 12, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Hide and seek.

THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

On Tuesday, March 16, Erica and Greenlee both gather teams in their winner takes all battle for Fusion. Jake is caught off guard by Amanda’s sudden desire to rejoin the workforce. Ryan explains the murky details behind his purchase of the Seasons East Casino to Jake on Wednesday, March 17. Ryan comes to an upset Madison’s aid after she forgets to secure the location for Greenlee’s shoot. Greenlee opens up a bit to Ryan after his surprising revelation. Colby and Liza share a warm moment on Friday, March 19.

The Inside Story: Tunnel Vision
David finds Adam in distress. Adam is surprised when David takes action to save his life instead of using the opportunity to finish him off. David offers to be Adam’s personal physician in exchange for use of the mansion tunnels. Annie is sure Brooke is to blame when Adam rebuffs her advances. On Tuesday, March 16, David and Adam toy with each other but ultimately seal a deal to assist each other. Greenlee arrives at the mansion after David contacts her. Jesse overhears Adam interrogating Greenlee about his suddenly missing house guest’s location. Adam attempts to throw Jesse off by confidently allowing him to search the entire mansion. Greenlee rejoins David who impulsively kisses her on Wednesday, March 17. Although both dismiss the buss it’s clear that it meant something to David. Adam turns to Brooke for help with Annie after receiving some strict doctor orders. Sure that she’s losing Adam, an agitated Annie takes off to confront JR. David gives it to Adam straight after spying on Annie’s antics with Scott on Friday, March 19.

A Closer Look: Parenthood
Tad tells Damon about his tumultuous history with his mother Hillary on Monday, March 15. Jesse advises Tad to look into the possibility that Damon is his son. Tad comes down hard on Damon when he arrives late for his first day of community service at the hospital. Tad confides in Krystal. Opal picks up on Liza’s insecurities. Tad is desperate to contact Hillary on Wednesday, March 17, after getting proof that he is Damon’s father. Damon picks up discarded pills from the trash as Angie is approaching. Dr. Hubbard pulls back from confronting Damon when she notices Frankie’s name on the prescription. Tad’s temper flares when Liza confesses that she went to see Hillary. Liza is stunned when Tad reveals his connection to Damon on Thursday, March 18. Damon continues to act out. Liza’s devastated when Tad presses the pause button on their romance. A reeling Damon swipes more pills from the hospital after learning that his parents took off on an extended vacation.

All My Children News and Headlines:

AMC ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 22, 2010

  • Annie is caught off guard when a frustrated Adam takes off the kid gloves in dealing with her. (Soap Opera Weekly)
  • Randi warns Ryan it would be best to watch his back around a smitten Madison. (National Enquirer)
  • Liza agrees to join forces with David. (Lynda Hirsch Spoilers)

“All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings. “AMC” also airs online at ABC.com and can be accessed 24/7.



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Friday, March 12, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies.

THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL

Lulu and Kate rush Maxie to the hospital on Monday, March 15. Monica gives Maxie more bad news. Maxie fears her time is running out. Michael hides when Dante shows up at the island on Thursday, March 18. On Friday, March 19, a few familiar Port Charles residents find themselves on the jury as Sonny’s trial finally gets underway.

The Inside Story: Oh Father
Sam gives Ethan a piece of her mind. Ethan is horrified by what he sees when he arrives to talk to Kristina at the lake house. A traumatized Kristina instinctively attacks Ethan when he goes to help her leaving a deep scratch across his face. Sonny is overcome with memories of his step-father abusing his mother after seeing his battered daughter at the hospital on Monday, March 15. Kristina tells her parents that Ethan beat her. Sonny comes close to murdering Ethan. Dante is affected as he witnesses Sonny’s despair at Kristina’s bedside. Lucky arrests Ethan. Ethan picks up on Lucky’s doubts about his innocence. Johnny defends Ethan to Jason. Alexis tells Jason why he can’t kill Ethan. On Wednesday, March 17, Lulu finds Ethan poised to leave town after Tracy bails him out. Ethan is linked to Kristina’s beating. Jason picks up on a discrepancy in Kristina’s story when he arrives to talk to her. Sam’s anger rises when Jason admits he has doubts about Kristina’s story. Sonny refuses to assure Kristina that he won’t have Ethan killed. Ethan doesn’t fight back as Sam attacks him. Sam presses a conflicted Jason to not believe a word Ethan says. Jason admits to Carly that he thinks Kristina is lying. Sam helps Kristina cover up her bruises on Friday, March 19. A desperate Ethan confronts Kristina at the lake house, violating the restraining order against him.

A Closer Look: Naughty Girl
Lucky admits to Elizabeth that the paternity results won’t change things between them. On Tuesday, March 16, Helena is thrilled to learn Lucky is the father of Elizabeth’s baby and moves forward with her plot to manipulate the situation so that the Cassadine’s will raise a Spencer child. The unsuspecting parties are told that Nikolas is the father of Elizabeth’s baby on Wednesday, March 17. Lucky privately reels over the results. Nikolas sees how disappointed Elizabeth is about the paternity of the child.

General Hospital News and Headlines:

GH ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 22, 2010

“General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings. “GH” also airs online at ABC.com and can be accessed 24/7.



Former ‘One Life’ Star Sentenced in Brawl

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Thursday, March 11, 2010 10:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Nathaniel Marston pleads guilty to the misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest in a Manhattan courtroom.

Martson, a former “One Life to Live” cast member, was arrested in the early morning hours of October 21, 2007, following a fist fight with three New York City cab drivers at a 10th Avenue gas station near Hell’s Kitchen. The scuffle originated when one of the cabbies accidentally drove into him, claims the 34-year-old amateur boxer turned soap star. He also reportedly lunged at the men with a metal crate and began kicking at police officers, one of which ended up with with a leg wound, while another was bruised.

However, the actor now admits to hitting a police officer who tried to break up the fight, although he remains adamant that he was not high on cocaine when the incident took place. Even so, the story made front page headlines, and led to his firing from “One Life to Live,” and left it difficult for him to find additional work.

“I couldn’t get a job as a dishwasher because I was all over The [New York] Post,” the author jokes to the newspaper. As part of his deal, Marston was ordered to complete three months of anger management classes. He is not expected to serve any jail time, and will not be placed on probation. A spokesperson fro “OLTL’ had no comment.

Marston took over the role of Al Holden on “One Life” in 2001. Fired in 2003, he was re-hired as a different character (Michael McBain, since the show had already killed off Al) the following year due to a huge fan backlash. He remained with the show until his second firing in 2007. Prior to his time in Llanview, Marston played Eddie Silva on “As the World Turns” from 1998 to 2000. The role earned him a Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for “Outstanding Male Newcomer.” Other television credits include “Educating Matt Waters,” “Law & Order: SVU,” and “White Collar.” And he has appeared in the films “The Craft,” “Ordinary Sinner,” “Monday Night Mayhem,” and “Ciao, America,” and had a leading role the short film “The Paw,” and opposite Angelina Jolie in “Love is All There Is.”

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.


OLTL Recap: Thursday, March 11, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, March 11, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY “Rachel Getting Harried”…

Téa arrives on the scene with a court order overturning the previous decision that ruled in Gigi’s favor. Gigi’s crushed when she has to turn Sierra Rose over to Schuyler. Rex vows to Gigi that they’ll get Sierra Rose back. Kim puts aside her reservations and marries Clint. Kim’s determined to get custody of Sierra Rose.

Kelly and Todd put their animosity aside for the time being. Todd surprises Kelly with a legitimate job offer.

Dorian urges Viki to take Charlie back. After Dorian leaves, Viki calls Charlie and asks to see him.

Rachel and Greg’s relationship is on shaky ground after they argue over Schuyler.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Natalie’s news catches John by surprise.
  • Jessica is unfazed by Brody’s gesture.
  • Viki tells Charlie she’s leaving town.

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.



Thursday, March 11, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Thursday, March 11, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Jack turns Greenlee down when she asks him to represent David. After meeting up with David at Leo’s grave, Greenlee promises to do whatever she can to help him. Ryan offers to make a deal with Greenlee.

Brooke expresses her concern for Adam to Angie. At Brooke’s urging, an exhausted Adam finally leaves the hospital and goes home with Annie. Annie’s miffed when Adam doesn’t give her the attention she craves. David spies on Adam and Annie while hiding out in the tunnels at the mansion.

Tad has a very real dream about Dixie.

Liza makes a surprising discovery about Damon’s mother.

On the Next All My Children…

  • David spies on Adam and Annie.
  • JR makes it through his crisis.
  • Ryan and Jesse lure Greenlee into a false sense of security.

“All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.



GH Recap: Thursday, March 11, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, March 11, 2010.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Carly’s grateful when she witnesses Dante trying to convince Claire that there’s no need to have Michael testify at Sonny’s trial. Sonny admits to Carly he wishes Dante could know the truth that he didn’t murder Claudia. Claire serves Sonny and Carly with a subpoena for Michael. Michael comes up with a plan to distract Max and Milo so he can make his escape.

Kristina schemes to make sure Ethan doesn’t keep his date with Jennifer. After cancelling her plans with Kiefer, Kristina seeks out Ethan at the Haunted Star wearing a sexy, sophisticated dress. Ethan angrily confronts Kristina when he figures out what she did. A crazed Kiefer goes to the lake house looking for Kristina.

Mac rips into Spinelli for placing Maxie in danger. Maxie defends Spinelli, who confesses the truth about his ruse.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Jason questions Sonny’s judgment.
  • Kristina falls victim to a violent Kiefer.
  • Maxie faces some serious health problems.

“General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.



OLTL Alerts: Week of March 15 Edition

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Thursday, March 11, 2010 8:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” DVR Alerts for the Week of March 15, 2010.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: DVR ALERTS

  • Monday: John confronts Marty about hiding the fact that she’s pregnant from him.  Roxy’s comments leave Gigi curious.  Allison gives Mitch some interesting news.
  • Tuesday: Jessica opts to continue her pursuit of Cristian.  Langston can’t seem to stay away from Ford.  Dorian and Todd each have their reasons for wanting Kelly to remain in Llanview.
  • Wednesday: Todd’s actions leave Kelly furious.  Jessica can’t believe what Cristian is telling her.  John continues to think of Natalie.
  • Thursday: Kelly debates accepting Todd’s offer, knowing that if she does, it will aggravate Blair.  Starr is concerned for Langston.  Brody worries that he has lost Jessica forever. 
  • Friday: Kelly goes after Todd.  Gigi proposes to Rex.  Sierra Rose is in peril.

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.