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( — “General Hospital’s” Amber Tamblyn (ex-Emily Quartermaine) has signed on to star along-side James Franco (Franco) in the upcoming film “127 Hours” by “Slumdog Millionaire” Academy Award winning director Danny Boyle.

The film is about Aron Ralston (Franco), a mountain climber who is forced to cut off his arm with a dull knife in order to save his life after being unable to free the lim from under a boulder. According to‘s Nikki Finke, Tamblyn will portray his girlfriend, whose relationship with Aron will be played out in flashbacks which helps him keep going.

Production on the film is scheduled to begin in March in the state of Utah. The film will be distributed by FOX Searchlight Pictures, a division of News Corporation. In addition to directing, Boyle also co-wrote the screenplay along-side “Slumdog” writing partner Simon Beaufoy.

Since leaving “General Hospital” in 2001, Tamblyn has had starring roles in such series as CBS’ “Joan of Arcadia” and ABC’s “The Unusuals.” She’s appeared in such films as “The Sisters of the Traveling Pants” and “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2,” with co-stars America Ferrera (“Ugly Betty”) and Blake Lively (“Gossip Girl”). She’s also starred in the horror films “The Ring” and “The Grudge 2,” which also starred Sarah Michelle Gellar (ex-Kendall Hart, “All My Children”).

James Franco is best known for playing the role of Harry Osborn in the “Spiderman” series of films. Before hitting it big he co-starred in the short-lived NBC comedy series “Freaks and Geeks.” Since then he has starred in a number of high profile films including “Pineapple Express” and Oscar nominated “Milk” with Sean Penn. He joined the cast of “General Hospital” in role of serial killer Franco in November 2009 for a big story arc that is nearing its completion. His character last appeared in early January, but will return in the next few weeks to close out the storyline.

One Life to Live Bids Adieu to Studio 17

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010 4:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

( — After 32 years and roughly 8,000 episodes, “One Life to Live” tapes at their current Manhattan studios for the last time.

ABC Television’s Studio 17, located in the Big Apple, is empty for the first time since the ABC soap moved in more than three decades ago. During “One Life’s” time at the studio, nearly three-fourths of the show’s 10,617 episodes (which have aired as of February 8th, 2010) were filmed.

From the show’s debut in 1968 until it expanded from 45 to 60 minutes a decade later, “One Life to Live” was taped at the old TV18 at 101 West 67th Street in New York City. For much of that time (1970-78), “OLTL” taped alongside their sister soap, and fellow Agnes Nixon creation, “All My Children” (which would continue to call the studio home until 1990). TV18 has since been torn down and replaced with a 50-story apartment building.

Since moving in to TV17 (56 West 66th Street), a renovated National Guard Armory building constructed in 1901, “One Life to Live” has produced countless memorable storylines, including the now infamous Spring Fling gang rape, Victoria Lord’s ultimate battle with DID, Llanview’s mass gay nuptials, the underground city of Eterna, Buchanan City and the Old West, Viki goes to heaven, Karen Wolek admitting she was a hooker while on the witness stand, and the Llanview High School Musical, just to name a few. In addition, the soap also produced the special “Trading Places” (2002), “Babes Behind Bars” (2003), and fantasy (2007) episodes, along with airing a week of live episodes in 2002. And, during “OLTL’s” time in the converted Armory building, the show celebrated two important milestones, broadcasting their 10,000th episode in 2007 and recognizing their 40th anniversary in 2008.

Former “One Life” cast members during this time that have gone on to greater fame include Judith Light, Roma Downey, Blair Underwood, Joe Lando, Audrey Landers, Richard Grieco, Phylicia Rashad, Jameson Parker, Marcia Cross, Yasmine Bleeth, and Nathan Fillion.

Major guest stars who visited Llanview during “OLTL’s” time at TV17 include Sammy Davis, Jr., Ivana Trump, Kurtis Blow, Dr. Ruth, Reba McEntire, Bill Anderson, Arlene Dahl, Bill Medley, Darlene Love,The Beach Boys, Marsha Mason, Little Richard, Erykah Badu, Frank McCourt, Lionel Richie, Simply Red, Mary J. Blige, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Joy Behar, Timbaland, Nelly Furtado, The Pussycat Dolls, and Snoop Dogg.

Pictured: ABC Television Studio 17, the now former home of “One Life to Live” courtesy Google Earth

Since the final scenes at TV17 were taped last week, several “One Life to Live” cast and crew members have Tweeted their thoughts on the end of an era. Kristen Alderson (Starr) posted a picture of the current studio with a sign that read “That’s a good night to Studio17.” Scott Clifton (Schuyler) commented that “Today [January 29th] was my last day of work before ‘OLTL’ makes it’s move. It’s been a pleasure, Studio 17! Wish I knew you longer.” And Music Director Paul Glass writes that “ Saying goodbye to TV-17 today [February 4th]….thousands of shows and unbelievable memories! Looking forward to big things in the new studio… I’m gonna miss the studio also. Lots of great years and amazing people!”

This week the show begins the process of moving sets, equipment, props, and accessories several blocks to the studio recently vacated by “All My Children,” which moved to Los Angeles back in December. That studio is approximately 30% larger, has been refurbished, has upgraded cameras and technical equipment, and contains separate dressing rooms for each member of the cast. “One Life” will tape their first episode in their home on February 16th, which is expected to air sometime in late March or early April, given the soap’s fast paced production schedule.

Pictured: ABC Television Studio 23, the former home of “All My Children,” and current home to “One Life to Live” and “The View” courtesy

“The View,” which films in the same building as “One Life to Live” at TV23 (320 West 66th Street), has already extended the hand of friendship to their new neighbors. According to Brittany Underwood (Langston), “Whoopi [Goldberg] got us ‘welcome cookies’ how sweet! But I still miss our old studio :( it was home away from home!”

As for Susan Lucci’s old dressing room, despite speculation that it would go to “OLTL” matriarch Erika Slezak), the show apparently had other ideas. “Went through our orientation at the new studio today. They put me in Susan Lucci’s old dressing room. Moving up in the world!,” tweets Scott Clifton (Schuyler).

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

Monday, February 8, 2010 8:47 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

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( — On Tuesday, February 23, 2010, Emmy Award Winning Daytime Drama “General Hospital” will celebrate its 12,000th show on the ABC Television Network.

Debuting on April 1, 1963, “General Hospital” has tackled numerous social issue storylines including breast cancer, HIV/AIDS, sexual assault and heart disease. The series has launched the careers of some of today’s hottest stars including Demi Moore, Ricky Martin, Rick Springfield, Vanessa Marcil, and John Stamos. Numerous others have guest-starred including Elizabeth Taylor, who appeared during Luke and Laura’s (Anthony Geary and Genie Francis) Wedding in 1980. That appearance helped the soap garner the highest ratings for a daytime drama series ever with an audience of 30 million viewers. The event is considered to be one of the most memorable moments in television history. Film star James Franco (“Milk,” “Pineapple Express” and “Freaks and Geeks”) recently appeared in a multi-episode story arc on the series. He portrayed the role of Franco – a serial killer.

“In any climate, it is amazing that we have the opportunity to celebrate such a momentous occasion,” says Executive Producer Jill Farren Phelps. “This milestone honors the strength of the daytime drama and looks to the future that ‘General Hospital’ will continue to air many, many more episodes.”

According to ABC Daytime, storyline’s that will occur during the celebratory event includes the fallout from Sonny Corinthos learning that Dante, an undercover cop, is his son, Elizabeth figuring out who the father is of her unborn child and Dante and Lulu’s relationship coming to a cross road.

Did You Know? “General Hospital” is the longest running dramatic serial currently in production on the West Coast.

“General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Jill Farren Phelps serves as Executive Producer. Mary O’Leary, Mercer Barrows and Michelle Henry are producers. Robert Guza Jr. is the Head Writer. “General Hospital” can also be seen online on the day after airing on ABC and SOAPnet.

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    OLTL Recap: Monday, February 8, 2010

    Monday, February 8, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, February 8, 2010.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY “Fire and Ice and Brimstone”…

    Mitch explains to a docile Jessica that they will create a child together. Mitch drugs Jessica when she struggles against him and prepares to carry out his twisted plan.

    In her weakened state after the explosion, Natalie hallucinates that John is Jared. John goes along with a delusional Natalie to give her the will to live. In her delirium, Natalie asks John to kiss her and he complies thinking it’s what she needs to stay strong. Rex just misses spotting Stacy, who has fallen unconscious in the deep snow. Schuyler’s desperate to make his way to Gigi but is rendered unconscious by a falling branch.

    Dorian tries to defend her actions when Mel appears before her. Mel’s words get through to Dorian, who sets out to stop Charlie before he becomes a murderer.

    Clint, Viki and Marty try not to fear the worst when Fish alerts them to fact he found the wreckage of John, Natalie and Brody’s car.

    On the Next One Life to Live…

    • Gigi finds Stacy.
    • Brody saves Jessica.
    • Roxy confronts Kim.

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

    Monday, February 8, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, February 8, 2010.


    Jack surprises Erica when he appears on her doorstep unexpectedly. Erica’s relieved at first when she comes to believe Jack’s visit is in response to the attack on Fusion but he quickly lets her know he’s concerned about her relationship with Ryan.

    David taunts Ryan, leading him to believe that the attack on Fusion was directed at Ryan himself. A hidden Greenlee listens as Ryan tells David that he’s come to accept Greenlee’s death and has moved on. Greenlee’s a mix of emotions as she thinks about Ryan.

    Tad, Amanda and Liza are concerned about Jake’s vendetta against David and the lengths to which he’ll go to get revenge. David stuns Tad, Liza, Jake and Amanda when he announces he’s getting married on Valentine’s Day and invites them all to the wedding.

    On the Next All My Children…

    • Erica takes advantage of Opal’s psychic powers.
    • Erica decides to break things off with Ryan.
    • Ryan’s surprised by Erica’s change of heart.

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

    GH Recap: Monday, February 8, 2010

    Monday, February 8, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, February 8, 2010.


    Dante makes it clear to Sonny that he lied to protect him because of Michael, Morgan and Kristina, not because he feels for Sonny as a father. Sonny insists he and Dante can forge a relationship but Dante wants nothing to do with him. Dante admits to Lulu he’s conflicted about his feelings for Sonny. An ominous looking Jason arrives to confront Dante. Olivia takes her anger out on Sonny. Carly finds a remorseful Sonny in the hospital chapel.

    Johnny points out to Olivia that his life could be in jeopardy given the fact he knew the truth about Dante and chose not to tell Sonny or Jason.

    Lucky coldly rejects Elizabeth when she tries to reach out to him while he continues to drink at Jake’s. Johnny pushes a volatile Lucky too far.

    On the Next General Hospital…

    • Jason warns Sonny that Dante could still destroy him.
    • Ronnie accuses Olivia of choosing Sonny over Dante.
    • Lucky gains new insight into Luke.

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

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    Monday, February 8, 2010 5:37 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( – Find out what’s in store as “All My Children” ushers February out and March in. 

    Nurse Gayle returns to “All My Children” on Tuesday, February 23. Late last month, Anna Koonin took a flight out to Los Angeles to reprise the role she began playing on the soap in February of 2009. Look for a spurned Gayle to cause some problems for her boss Dr. David Hayward (Vincent Irizarry). The actress will return for approximately two weeks this time around. “AMC” and Koonin may bring Gayle back for more appearances in the future.

    Speaking of problems for Dr. Hayward, Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) is finally moving out of a mess of hotel rooms and into a home of her own – which she’ll initially be using for some dirty business involving her ex-boyfriend. Ms. Kane’s new penthouse set debuts on Thursday, February 18.

    Tate Berney has been cast as Little Adam. Soap Opera Network can reveal to its readers that the information that reported earlier this month is indeed true, Little Adam’s name will be changed to the more school-yard friendly name of AJ. Berney debuts as Little Adam on Tuesday, February 16. Look for Adam Chandler III, who is nearing his sixth birthday, to advocate for his name change approximately a week later. is also reporting that young actress Emily Lind may be taking over the role of Emma Lavery. Emma was previously played by Lucy Merriam. All of “AMC’s” children actors had to be recast due to the move of production from New York to Los Angeles. We’ll keep you updated as news develops on the casting of the soaps younger generation.

    As previously reported, Julia Barr returns to “AMC” as Brooke English on Tuesday, February 23. Watch for Brooke’s return to throw the current Mrs. Chandler (Melissa Claire Egan) for a loop both professionally and personally. Brooke will interact with many of the faces from her past that we would all expect her to and of course tangle with some of Pine Valley’s newer faces, such as Annie. Barr is back for a three month stint.

    Cady McClain reprises the role of Dixie Cooney for approximately a week beginning on Wednesday, March 3. Look for Dixie and her very ill son, JR (Jacob Young), to share some emotional scenes.

    It appears that Bill D. Dawes has taken over the role of Val on “AMC.” Dawes takes over the role from Michael Malone, who played the quirky role of Erica’s favorite assistant on the ABC soap for many, many years. That was Gary Weeks who took over the role of Dr. Clayton last week. Timothy Adams, of “Sunset Beach” and “One Life to Live” fame, played the recurring role of Greenlee’s (Rebecca Budig) doctor in January.

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

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      OLTL Teasers: Week of February 8 Edition

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      Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 11:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

      ( — “One Life to Live” Teasers and Episode Titles for the Week of February 8, 2010.

      ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Teasers

      • Monday: “Fire and Ice and Brimstone” — Mitch informs Jessica that they will make a child together.  Jessica struggles in vain only to be subdued by her father.  Natalie mistakenly believes that John is Jared in her semi-conscience state.  Stacy collapses in the snow.  Dorian has visions of Mel.  Clint, Viki, and Marty hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
      • Tuesday: “Shiver Deep, Mountain High” – Kim again threatens to jeopardize Kyle’s medical career.  Roxy gets all up in Kim’s face.  Rex helps Schuyler, but then confronts him.  Fish saves Brody from Nurse Charles’ clutches when he finds Jessica.  Gigi gets Stacy back to the cabin.  Natalie and John each recall the past.
      • Wednesday: “Shocked! Shocked!” — Armed with a gun, Charlie goes after Mitch.  Dorian arrives at the last minute.  Mitch taunts Brody.  Schuyler works to convince Rex that he is the father of Stacy’s baby.  Greg goes to Rachel with his discovery.  Gigi helps Stacy give birth.
      • Thursday: “Sierra Rose” — Rex assaults Schuyler.  Gigi and Stacy name her infant daughter.  Something appears wrong with the baby.  Dorian’s sudden arrival leads Charlie to accidentally shoot the wrong person.  Fish prevents Rex from killing Schuyler.
      • Friday: “On Thin Ice”– Mitch has a new threat for Dorian.  Gigi finds herself in grave danger while trying to get help for the baby.  Jessica is in critical condition.  The tension builds between John and Natalie.  Marty does not like what she sees.  Kelly and Adriana catch up in Paris.

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

      OLTL Quick Peeks: Week of February 8 Edition

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      Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 10:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore

      ( — “One Life to Live” Quick Peeks for the Week of February 8, 2010.

      ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Quick Peeks

      • Monday: (Episode #10617) — Jessica tries in vain to fend off Mitch; Natalie sees dead people. (Rated: TV14)
      • Tuesday: (Episode #10618) — Roxy blasts Kim; Rex confronts Schuyler. (Rated: TV14)
      • Wednesday: (Episode #10619) — Charlie goes after Mitch with a gun; Brody is horrifed to discover what has happened to Jessica. (Rated: TV14)
      • Thursday: (Episode #10620) — Rex attacks Schuyler; Gigi helps Stacy give birth. (Rated: TV14)
      • Friday: (Episode #10621) — Mitch has a new threat for Dorian; Gigi finds herself on thin ice. (Rated: TV14)

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

      More Life to Live: February 5 Edition

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      Saturday, February 6, 2010 2:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore

      ( — A look at what you didn’t see the past few weeks on “One Life to Live.”


      Gina Tognoni (Kelly Cramer) previews the latest edition of “More Life to Live” deleted scenes which features Bo and Nora discussing Matthew and Danielle’s budding friendship; Rachel and Gigi talking about Schuyler and what may be weighing on his mind; Schuyler forcing Stacy to name him as her baby’s legal guardian instead of Kim; and Téa trying to rassure Todd that Jessica will be fine and that his private investigators will contact him as soon as they find out anything about his niece. 

      You can view the scenes here, courtesy of

      Next Week on One Life to Live…

      • Dorian has a change of heart.
      • Charlie accidentally shoots the wrong person.
      • Natalie dreams she is kissing Jared.
      • Kelly and Adriana reunite in Paris.
      • Mitch comes up with his most perverted plan yet.
      • Gigi helps Stacy deliver her baby.
      • Rex and Schuyler duke it out.

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