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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 11:00 PM ET by Scotty GorePhoto: Ringling.com(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Come one, come all to 'The Greatest Show on Earth!'" where the two popular "One Life to Live" castmates will visit with fans and play ringmaster at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's Illuscination Circus on Coney Island.  The event, which is sponsored by ABC Daytime, SOAPnet's Soap Nation Tour, and WABC-TV 7 in New York City, will be held on Saturday, August 28th, at the Coney Island Amusement Park in Brookyln, at the corner of 21st Street and Surf Avenue, off the boardwalk.  Archer and Alderson will be available to sign autographs and take photos with fans from 1:15 - 2:15 PM ET.  Afterward, the pair will be guest ringmasters and open the day's show at 2:30 PM ET.  Click here for more information on the Illuscination Circus.  "One Life to Live" airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check...
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 6:14 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Bob D'Amico/ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- ABC Soaps in Depth is reporting that actress Leslie Charleson, 65, who portrays the role of Monica Quartermaine on ABC's "General Hospital," has been taken off contract and has been placed on recurring status, but I'm more surprised to hear that she was even on contract to begin with considering fans haven't seen Monica on an even semi-regular basis, based on what a contract guarantees an actor. Of course, "GH" did provide the actress with a new contract in 2009, which just came up for renewal and as we can see, the show opted not to do so.Charleson joined the cast of"GH" in 1977 replacing actress Patsy Rahn, who originated the role. She has been nominated for four Daytime Emmy Awards  and four Soap Opera Digest Awards, but has never won. She has appeared in...

GH Recap: Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Episode Recap - Tuesday, August 24, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Sonny continues to plead his innocence that he shot Johnny in self-defense and asks his son to uncover the truth. Sonny and Diane are surprised when Claire reveals her evidence of recorded conversations in which Sonny planned to murder Johnny and then claim self-defense. While Johnny is in surgery, Lucky's investigation leads him to question the absence of Johnny's gun. Michael pleads his father's innocence to Jax and Dante. Brenda is pressed to give Murphy an answer to his marriage proposal, but she remains noncommittal. Jason and Sam act their way out of getting arrested carrying contraband. Sam twists her ankle and Jason carries her safely to a wooded campsite and they share a romantic evening by firelight. Patrick and Robin confront Lisa for essentially kidnapping Emma, but delusional...

AMC Recap: Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" Episode Recap - Tuesday, August 24, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Madison shows up at Ryan's place and he gives her the details of his plan. She isn't too thrilled and thinks it's unfair of Greenlee to allow Ryan to put himself in danger. JR is angry when Marissa declares their marriage is over because she slept with Scott. Marissa wants JR to admit that he doesn't truly love her. As the wedding ceremony begins, JR shows up and tells Annie his marriage is over. As he's about to tell her about Scott and Marissa sleeping together, Scott interrupts and tells Annie himself. David comes to Marissa’s rescue and tries to physically comfort her but she pushes him away. On the Next All My Children...Will Annie go through with her marriage to Scott? Asher covers for Damon and takes...

So You Heard About ‘The Meeting?’

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 4:15 PM EDT
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 5:15 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- On Monday, August 23, online websites and social networks were going crazy over news that ABC's "One Life to Live" has called in all of its contract cast members to be at the studio on Thursday, August 26 for what was presumed to be a big meeting to discuss whether or not the show would be A) Moving to the West Coast, B) Getting its budget slashed, again or C) Getting canceled. Fortunately, neither is happening.Setside sources have confirmed to Soap Opera Network that the big meeting taking place at the "One Life to Live" studio is nothing more than updates on what are essentially just house rules and scheduling actor vacations during the holiday season. In fact, these types of meetings happen 3 to 4 times a year for the show as Executive Producer, Frank...

OLTL Recap: Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Episode Recap - Tuesday, August 24, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Brody joins John as he bursts into Eli’s cabana and finds it empty. The cops try to figure out where Eli has gone as they fear for Blair’s safety. Dorian and David’s wedding comes to a halt. Shaun is abducted by an unseen assailant. James texts Starr flirtatious messages which Starr answers with angry ones, insisting that he stop pursuing her. Still months away from being able to have DNA tests for their babies, Jessica and Natalie continue to put their faith in the odds of Brody and John being their fathers.On the Next One Life to Live...Shaun agrees to Shaun's demands. Téa has a change of heart. David is thrown in prison."One Life to Live" airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local...
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 3:23 AM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Jeff Neira/ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In the new issue of ABC Soaps in Depth, dated September 6, 2010, actress Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo has set the record straight on the marriage reports that rocked Hollywood blog sites in early July.On Wednesday, July 14, Soap Opera Network had reported that Vanessa Marcil had wed longtime love Carmine Giovinazzo ("CSI: NY") in an intimate ceremony attended by close family and friends. The report was based on details provided by US Magazine, which claimed that the mag had heard from a representative of the actress that "They were married in New York on Sunday night with family and close friends." With news that the actress had professionally changed her name from Vanessa Marcil to Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo, it only solidified news of the nuptials. Now a month later, the actress has finally spoken...

Who is The Balkan? Brenda Will Soon Find Out

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 12:40 AM EDT
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 1:40 AM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Patrick Wymore/ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Soaps in Depth recently revealed that "General Hospital" is currently actively casting the role of a supposed "supervillian" that will rock the canvas this November. The unnamed character is described as a forty to sixty year old, "ruthless, intense and unmistakable presence," who will be heavily recurring for approximately six months starting in Mid-November. Soap Opera Network has since learned that the storyline kicks off next week with the introduction of a new crime lord who is after Brenda Barrett (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo).Sources are confirming that just before Brenda finally comes face-to-face with Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) for the first time in seven years on the Friday, September 3 episode of "General Hospital," Brenda receives a warning that she is being actively pursued by a notorious crime lord who is known simply by the name...
Monday, August 23, 2010 at 11:58 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Craig Sjodin/ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- If being all over the soap press and "The View" in preparation of her return to ABC's "General Hospital" earlier this month wasn't enough, actress Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo, who portrays Brenda Barrett, is set to make an appearance on the syndicated talk show "The Doctors" for the programs third season premiere.According to Marcil Giovinazzo's official website, the actress will appear as a guest co-host in a "mom-tourage" themed panel of the the daily talk show's Monday, September 13, season premiere. "The segment will feature rotating moms, experts, and celebrities discussing kid’s and women’s issues in a light-hearted way," the site said. "Dr. Lisa Masterson will moderate the discussions ranging from diapers, teething, and other issues facing mothers.""The Doctors" is a production of CBS Television Distribution. "General Hospital" airs Weekdays on ABC. Anytime on ABC.com.SOAPnetABCGeneral HospitalGHVanessa...
Monday, August 23, 2010 at 11:17 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In August 2009, contract cast members of ABC's "All My Children" were required to attend a mandatory meeting which resulted in the news that the soap was being moved to the West Coast in hopes of saving money on the drama series' budget. Now comes word that a similar meeting has been called for contract cast members for sister soap "One Life to Live." Could Llanview be heading out west as well or is this the end for your favorite characters?TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco is reporting in his latest The Soapgeist column that stars of the soap are required to attend an onset meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 26.Fans on our SON Community Message Boards are speculating that there are three scenarios that this meeting could have been called for: OLTL Canceled? OLTL moving out West?...