Staten Island Infants Make Llanview Debut

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Thursday, March 4, 2010 2:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Twins Sophia and Audrina Miscione tackle the recurring role of Sierra Rose on “One Life to Live.”

The five-month-old infants made their television premiere last month as the premature daughter of the late pole-dancer Stacy Morasco (Crystal Hunt).

According to an interview with Tevah Platt of the Staten Island Advance, the role came as a surprise to the Miscione family. A cousin of the babies mother Denise, was registering her son at the Tottenville, New York based management agency Tribune Talent, when she discovered that the company was lookig for a set of identical twin infants.

A few times a week, Sophia and Audrina and their family head for the “OLTL” set from their home in Oakwood. While at the studios, the infants are under the careful care of the mother and a staff nurse.

“It’s great, actually, it’s like having a second family,” Denise Miscione tells the paper. “The twins are very nosy and they love people, and they get so much attention over there.”

The family plans on saving the infants income, by placing the money into a trust fund to help them pay for college. “We were thinking of their future. There will be college and cars, and we’ll have two that will be the same age and it’s not like you get a break,” comments Mrs. Miscione, who admits to be being a fan of “One Life to Live” since she was a teenager.

The family also includes husband Pete, and an 11-year-old son Brandon.

Using twin babies is nothing new for soaps, since it allows producers to continue to sidetrack child labor laws, which limit a kid’s screen time to twenty-minutes intervals.

To read the full interview and see a picture of the adorable infants, click here.

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


Riegel Replaces Bloom on ‘Y&R’

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Thursday, March 4, 2010 12:59 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Former “All My Children” star Eden Riegel lands role on “The Young and the Restless.”

Soaps In Depth has confirmed the news that Daytime Confidential has been having a particularly difficult time not officially spilling on the morning of Thursday, March 4, Eden Riegel has landed a role on the number one soap in the nation, “The Young and the Restless.” Riegel will replace Vail Bloom as assistant district attorney Heather Stevens on the CBS sudser.

Bloom has played the role of Heather since July of 2007 and earned a Daytime Emmy nomination for her portrayal in 2008. Riegel is of course famous for the role of Bianca Montgomery on ABC’s All My Children.” Riegel played daytime’s premiere lesbian, and daughter of Erica Kane (Susan Lucci), from July 2000 to February 2005. The Emmy-winning actress has returned to Pine Valley for return engagements lasting anywhere from an episode to six months on numerous occasions since. She last appeared on the soap on January 5, 2010 for the soaps 40th Anniversary episode. The actress has also been enjoying success on “Imaginary Bitches,” a web series created by her husband, Andrew Miller.

“Y&R” has quite a history of snatching up former “AMC” stars. One of the CBS soaps biggest stars, Peter Bergman, had played Pine Valley’s popular Cliff Warner for years before butting heads with Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) as Jack Abbott. In recent years, “Y&R” has also picked up Amelia Heinle (from Mia to Victoria), Elizabeth Hendrickson (from Maggie to Chloe) who played the other half of Riegel’s most popular pairing on “AMC,” Billy Miller (from Richie to Billy), Stacy Haiduk (from Hannah to Patty), Vincent Irizarry (from Hayward to Chow back to Hayward), and now Riegel is added to the list.

There is no news currently out on the reason behind the abrupt recasting. Soap Opera Network will keep you updated as the story develops.

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


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    OLTL Alerts: Week of March 8 Edition

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    Thursday, February 25, 2010 8:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” DVR Alerts for the Week of March 8, 2010.

    ONE LIFE TO LIVE: DVR ALERTS

    • Monday: Schuyler is floored by Gigi’s decision to seek custody of Sierra Rose.  John and Natalie battle their feelings for one another.  Clint lays down some ground rules with Kim.
    • Tuesday: Layla and Jessica have strained confrontation.  Natalie thinks of John and makes an interesting discovery.  Allison is a woman on a mission.
    • Wednesday: Schuyler needs Téa’s help.  Danielle gives Todd the cold shoulder.  Kim has a case of cold feet.
    • Thursday: Several people fight for custody of Sierra Rose.  Knowing it would drive Blair mad, Todd offers Kelly a job at the Sun.  Dorian implores Viki to give Charlie another chance.   
    • Friday: Mitch has an interesting visit with Allison.  Layla confesses to Brody that she views Jessica as a threat.  Natalie inadvertently confesses Marty’s secret to John.

    “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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    Thursday, March 4, 2010 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” DVR Alerts for the Week of March 8, 2010.

    ALL MY CHILDREN: DVR ALERTS

    • Monday: Adam tells Annie what she needs to hear. David’s out to get even with Erica. Greenlee unleashes her anger on Ryan.
    • Tuesday: JR’s condition grows more critical. Greenlee uncovers David’s clue. Adam asks Brooke to keep his and Annie’s secret.
    • Wednesday: Adam refuses to believe that JR could die. JR realizes what his future holds. Annie wants Brooke out of the picture.
    • Thursday: Liza makes a surprising discovery. Tad has a vision of Dixie. Greenlee’s determined to help David.
    • Friday: 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. “AMC” also airs online at ABC.com and can be accessed 24/7.



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    Thursday, March 4, 2010 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” DVR Alerts for the Week of March 8, 2010.

    GENERAL HOSPITAL: DVR ALERTS

    • Monday: Jason and Sam come up with a plan to protect Michael. Sonny and Carly clash over Michael. Lucky hopes he’s not the father of Elizabeth’s baby.
    • Tuesday: Jax helps Carly see the light. Spinelli’s latest plan backfires. Dante and Lulu just want to be alone.
    • Wednesday: Jason and Sam have their hands full with Michael. Ethan tries to let Kristina down gently. Alexis and Diane clash with Claire.
    • Thursday: Michael tries to make his getaway. Sonny wishes he could confide the truth to Dante. Spinelli blames himself for Maxie’s troubles.
    • Friday: 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. “GH” also airs online at ABC.com and can be accessed 24/7.



    ‘OLTL’ March Casting Updates

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    Wednesday, March 3, 2010 11:45 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — March ushers in a few casting surprises for fans of “One Life to Live.”

    Alice Barrett, best known for her portrayal of psychic P.I. Frankie Frame Wintrhop on “Another World,” will make her Llanview return later this month. Look for Barrett to play a doctor who treats a certain individual at Llanview Hospital. A first airdate has been announced for the actress, however expect her “OLTL” stint to be brief.  Barrett played Dr. Morrison on “One Life” in a handful of episodes in 2008, when Dorian, mistakenly thinking her daughter Langston was pregnant, wanted her to get an abortion. 

    SON can now provide an airdate for Erin Cronican‘s upcoming appearance on “One Life to Live” as a social worker. On Friday, March 19th, Eli arranges for someone from Child Services to pay Schuyler a visit. However, Allison manages to ‘take care’ of the woman and later turns up the med student’s door under false pretenses. This is Cronican’s second appearance on “One Life;” last fall she played Dorian’s stylist.

    On March 1st Graham Bunn, boyfriend of “All My Children” star Chrishell Stause (Amanda Dillon), tweeted that “My boy just booked a 4 yr deal on 1 Life!!!!!!!!!! Good news and vibes are in the air everyone!!!!!!” However, it remains to be seen if Bunn is referring to his good friend (and ex-”AMC”) star Aiden Turner, who was just revealed as one of the contestants for this fall’s “Dancing with the Stars,” or if it is another of his guy pals. SON is continuing to follow this story.

    And “One Life to Live” has released two casting calls this week. The first is for the role of “Reed.” The scene opens with Reed enjoying his dinner at the Palace, when “Katherine” approaches. As she nears his table she tells herself that it was a mistake coming here. However, before she can leave, Reed looks up at her and says “Katherine Mackenzie.” Katherine approaches him and says “Reed Wagner. Long time, no see.” As he has a drink, Reed comments that it is great to see her again, and asks if she got his message. Katherine responds that it’s the reason she came to see him. Reed then calls her out, stating that she was about to walk out a few minutes ago. Katherine quips that she was looking for a waiter with some water. So Reed calls the waiter and requests some water for their table. As Katherine thanks him, Reed says that he thought she might be trying to run away again. Although she replies that she doesn’t run, he reminds that she did exactly that last time around in order to avoid what was going on between the two of them. Katherine claims it was nothing, but Reed reminds her of the night they spent in London. She says that it was a harmless celebration regarding the launch of a new wine. Reed says that she all she talked about was the vineyard, to which she replies that he owned stock in the venture and was just trying to make conversation with him. He then reminds her of some of the specifics about grapes and wine making that she told him about, to which she responds that anyone could know that stuff. As the scene ends, Katherine says that she can’t make any promises when Reed asks her not to run away again.

    And the second script is for “Rodney.” The scene opens with him leaning against the door telling “Alexis” that she can’t go yet. Alexis is in shock, surprised that he can talk. Sounding bashful, Rodney says that he didn’t mean to scare her. Alexis assures him that he didn’t, but says that Mrs. Stevens told her that you hadn’t uttered a single word the entire time you had been lived at the sanitarium. Furthermore, she tells him that he should sit down and rest, since it appears that he has walked a long way. Rodney declares that there is no time to take a break, and that there is something that she needs to know. Sounding a little frightened, Alexis tells Rodney that she’s scaring him and demands to know what is going on. He points to a vase that her mother made, and says “Linda. Before she was murdered.” Shocked, Alexis asks if he was the person who called her asking her to come to the sanitarium. Rodney shakes his head and says that “Linda” was his friend. Alexis questions him about her mother’s alleged murder, asking him if he is telling the truth. As the scene ends, he assures her that he does not make things up.

    Remember that “One Life to Life” frequently changes the names of the characters in audition scripts to attempt to throw off viewers. That being said, while the first script is a little vague, it is apparent that, in the second script, “Alexis” is Kelly, and that Linda is “Melinda.”

    In other news…

    Kristen Alderson (Starr) tweeted Wednesday that “Starr is back to her old ways in the scenes I’m taping now.. look out ; )

    Scott Evans (Fish) writes that “I have some pretty big decisions to make. Things are definitely gonna change.”

    Scott Clifton (Schuyler) reveals that “A couple scenes were cut from today’s [February 25th] episode where Schuyler is praying. Divine intervention, you say? Possibly.”

    And “OLTL” Music Director Paul Glass comments that “Thanks! I really loved it also…he [Snoop Dogg] is amazing! I’m hoping to get some more behind-the-scenes footage out there over the next few weeks.”

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


    OLTL Recap: Wednesday, March 3, 2010

    Wednesday, March 3, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Wednesday, March 3, 2010.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY “Couples Resort”…

    Gigi’s touched when Rex gives her the original Sierra and Rose dolls he found in Stacy’s closet. Gigi becomes emotional while gazing in at Sierra Rose and tells Rex she wants to raise the baby. Kim has a vision of Stacy, who asks her to be a mother to Sierra Rose. Kevin questions Clint about his relationship with Kim but Clint turns the tables and asks Kevin about his relationship with Kelly.

    Cristian’s surprised by Jessica’s visit. Jessica’s anguished over the fact she feels cheated out of all the experiences she was looking forward to when she was eighteen and becomes angry when she learns Cristian and Layla live together. Marty advises Brody to give Jessica the space she needs.

    Kelly and Todd run into each other at St. James. Todd makes a large donation to the church to try and make Danielle see there’s some good in him but Kelly points out that one can’t simply buy redemption.

    Ford plays Langston like a fiddle when he feigns being hurt over her accusation that he came over to hook up with Blair. Langston shows up at Ford’s apartment to apologize and ends up in his bedroom.

    On the Next One Life to Live…

    • Danielle is in trouble at school.
    • Charlie begs Viki for another chance.
    • Nora puts Dorian on the hot seat.

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



    Tuesday, March 2, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, March 2, 2010.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    Ryan brings Liza onboard to help him and Erica get the goods on David. Erica, Liza and Ryan have their work cut out for them convincing a nervous Gayle to go through with their plan. Gayle tells Ryan and Liza that David bribed a coroner to switch Greenlee’s DNA with someone else’s after the accident but Liza explains that without the man’s name, they still don’t have a case.

    Angie stands up to David when he tries to blackmail her again. The pain in Frankie’s hand grows worse and he pops a pill, which David witnesses.

    Greenlee and Erica go toe-to-toe at Fusion with each woman refusing to back down. Greenlee, however, realizes she went too far with one of her digs and suggests she and Erica need to find a way to work together.

    Tad finds Damon sleeping on a gurney at the hospital because he had nowhere else to go. Damon tells Tad he’s estranged from his father and doesn’t want to burden his mother. Seeing a lot of himself in Damon, Tad offers to let him stay at his place for a while in exchange for doing some odd jobs around the house.

    On the Next All My Children…

    • Annie faces a difficult decision.
    • Ryan toys with David.
    • Gayle finds a friend in Amanda.

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



    GH Recap: Wednesday, March 3, 2010

    Wednesday, March 3, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, March 3, 2010.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    Johnny recruits Ethan to help in his latest attempt to cripple Sonny’s organization, which involves setting fire to Bernie’s office to destroy all the business records stored there. Lucky responds to a police call and ends up in hot pursuit of the masked figure he catches outside Bernie’s office.

    Dante assures Lucky that he feels no loyalty to Sonny regardless of the fact they’re father and son.

    Elizabeth prepares to have the paternity test performed but she, Lucky and Nikolas are unaware that Helena is keeping a watchful eye on the proceedings. Nikolas sets up a trust fund for Elizabeth’s baby.

    Olivia’s untimely arrival puts an end to Dante and Lulu’s plans to make love for the first time.

    On the Next General Hospital…

    • Carly makes a disturbing discovery.
    • Claire has a warning for Jason.
    • Nikolas holds out hope for a future with Elizabeth.

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



    OLTL Recap: Tuesday, March 2, 2010

    Tuesday, March 2, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, March 2, 2010.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY “Que Sierra, Sierra”…

    Gigi’s thankful for Rex’s support as they sit vigil for Sierra Rose at the hospital. After leaving to get a change of clothes, Rex is surprised to find Adriana waiting for him at the loft. Although she loathes Gigi, Adriana urges Rex to try and work things out with her as she believes they truly belong together. Schuyler admits to Gigi that he stole oxytocin from the hospital but swears he never administered it to Stacy. Gigi vows to Rex that she’ll never let Schuyler anywhere near Sierra Rose. Schuyler rips into Kim, blaming her for Stacy’s death.

    Kevin surprises Kelly when he arrives unexpectedly to comfort her in her time of grief.

    Jessica shows up on Cristian’s doorstep after leaving the hospital without telling anyone. Langston confesses to Blair that she slept with Ford. Blair sets out to show Langston Ford’s true colors and invites him over under the guise of wanting to have sex.

    Mitch is enigmatic when Dorian asks if the score is now settled between them.

    On the Next One Life to Live…

    • Gigi revisits the past.
    • Kelly gives Todd some advice.
    • Kelly is taken by surprise by Kevin’s actions.

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