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Sunday, July 17, 2010 at 2:10 PM ET by Scotty GorePhoto: Donna Svennevik/ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In a message to her fans on her Facebook page, the actress reveals that she has asked to be taken off contract with "One Life to Live" because she "decided this because it's just time to move on...and time to try other things." The news may seem like déjà vu, given that there were rumors to that effect earlier this year that were quickly denied by the Sumpter.  However, this time around the news came straight from the actress herself.  In a video message to her fans on Friday, Sumpter explains that her decision to be taken off contract (as of July 30th), was her's alone, and that she will remain with "OLTL" in a recurring capacity, saying that "Whenever 'One Life' needs me to come and stop by and do whatever they need me to do I will be there." You can watch her entire three mintue clip...
Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 1:18 AM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Arlene Richie(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Jason Castro is set to appear on CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" at the end of this month when he shares scenes with "B&B" actors Sarah Joy Brown (Agnes Jones), Zack Conroy (Oliver Jones) and Kimberly Matula (Hope Logan).The "American Idol" contestant will play himself when he makes his soap debut on the Thursday, July 29 episode of "B&B." Look for the singer to perform the song "Love Uncompromised" off of his self-titled debut album Jason Castro. The album was released in April 2010.Ironically, Castro's episode debut coincides with the debut of former "Family Matters" star Reginald velJohnson."The Bold and the Beautiful" airs Weekdays on CBS. Anytime on CBS.com.The Bold and the BeautifulB&BReginald velJohnsonJason CastroSarah Joy BrownZack ConroyKimberly MatulaAmerican IdolAI
Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 12:20 AM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Wireimage(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- For nine seasons, actor Reginald velJohnson portrayed the popular role of Carl Otis Winslow on the ABC/CBS comedy series "Family Matters." Now he's set to appear on CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" later this month in scenes with actress Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy Forrester) and "B&B" newcomer Scott Clifton (Liam Cooper).velJohnson is will be playing the role of Ed and his first airdate is set for Thursday, July 29.In 2010, the actor has appeared in episodes of Disney XD's "I'm in the Band" and the online series "Funny or Die Presents..."Look for Clifton to make his first appearance on "The Bold and the Beautiful" starting this Monday, July 19."The Bold and the Beautiful" airs Weekdays on CBS. Anytime on CBS.com.The Bold and the BeautifulB&BJacqueline MacInnes WoodReginald velJohnsonScott CliftonFamily MattersI'm in the BandFunny or Die Presents...

SOAPnet.com Presents the 25 Days of Brenda

Friday, July 16, 2010 10:53 PM EDT
Friday, July 16, 2010 at 11:53 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Craig Sjodin/ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- If you thought you couldn't get enough of Brenda Barrett and her portrayers return to ABC's "General Hospital" next month, SOAPnet.com has more Brenda, Brenda, Brenda for those of you who just can't get enough.Beginning Saturday, July 17, SOAPnet.com will begin counting down to Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo's return to the soap with "classic and key moments" in Brenda's history each day until her first airdate on Wednesday, August 11. SOAPnet.com's decision to showcase the characters history over the course of 25 days follows in line with corporate sibling ABC Family's annual "25 Days of Christmas.""Remember when Sonny busted her with the wire? Or when they went to Puerto Rico? Or when Brenda met Jax? We'll be showing all those moments and more - one new moment added each day," the online portion of the SOAPnet...
Friday, July 16, 2010 at 11:05 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Ron Tom/ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- James Franco, who is currently starring on ABC's "General Hospital," is scheduled to appear on ABC's "Good Morning America" Saturday Edition on Saturday, July 17, in which he talks with co-anchor Bianna Golodryga during a sit down interview that took place last month during the soaps filming at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.In the interview, the actor discusses what drew him to the structure of soap operas and the creation of his character Franco on "GH.""There are performances with different levels of intension, different levels of being genuine, that can get audiences thinking in a different way than just about a fictional story," said Franco. "And I thought...if I went on a soap opera, maybe that would add something, maybe that would shake something up."  Photo: Rick Rowell/ABCIn addition to his role on "General Hospital," look...

Erica Kane is Online and Blogging

Friday, July 16, 2010 9:44 PM EDT
Friday, July 16, 2010 at 10:44 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Erica Kane is heading around the world with husband-to-be number 11 Jackson Montgomery and she's blogging her adventures on her new website, IAmErica.com, and is keeping in touch with follower's on her Twitter page as well. This marks the first time that a fictional character, played by legendary actress Susan Lucci, has embarked on a world-wind travel expedition while allowing her fans in on all her experiences outside of tuning in to her trials and tribulations on the soap "All My Children."In her first blog post dated Thursday, July 15, Erica talks about heading out of Pine Valley with Jackson for their world adventure, while also thanking her fans for sticking by her during her time in need. Recently, she had been accused of embezzling money from her daughter Bianca Montgomery's (Bennett Lind) charity, the Miranda...

OLTL Recap: Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010 5:00 PM EDT
Friday, July 16, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Episode Recap - Friday, July 16, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Viki and Charlie put their plan to make Dorian and David jealous into motion. Cole tries to get the truth from Hannah about her insanity defense, but Hannah isn’t forthcoming. James comes clean with Starr that he started to feel something for her when they were on the run. Dani and Nate are met by Nate’s mother Inez, who insists on returning the money. She gives the check to a nurse, asking for it to be used to pay for James and Ford’s medical expenses, her two sons she abandoned. Eli reminds Todd that he hasn’t forgotten that Todd killed his brother Ross and Téa reveals that Ross is still alive.On the Next One Life to Live...Charlie and Viki agree their plan isn't working. Dorian catches Viki and...

GH Recap: Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010 5:00 PM EDT
Friday, July 16, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Episode Recap - Friday, July 16, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Jason, Dante and Spinelli put together that Franco is committing murders and chronicling crime scenes in cities along Route 66, mirroring the song lyrics. They conclude his final destination must be Los Angeles. Franco threatens Lulu that he may kill her on the spot to torture Dante. Now that Franco's clues are understood, Ronnie seizes the opportunity to take Jason back into custody and return him to Pentonville. Jason receives another crime photo from Franco of his toy monkey in a public plaza (The Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles). Claire suggests Sonny walk away from the mob so he can have the relationship he wants with his kids. Lisa revels in every opportunity to put Patrick on the spot when he is with Robin. Sonny and Kristina connect...

AMC Recap: Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010 5:00 PM EDT
Friday, July 16, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" Episode Recap - Friday, July 16, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Just as Madison and Ryan are about to kiss, they're interrupted by a call from the front desk and Madison heads out to handle. Ryan finds Greenlee hiding in the bathroom demands to know what she's up too. Madison returns and after getting Greenlee out, Ryan and Madison finally share a kiss. A client comes on to Annie and JR busts into the room to break it up. Marissa finds herself overwhelmed with trying to care for AJ and study. Jesse shows up for a meeting with Mayor Iris, only to find out from David that it has been cancelled. David's taunting gets to Jesse and the anger inside him comes out. Angie questions the heavens on why this is happening to her and she has another...

GH PreVUE: Week of July 19 Edition

Friday, July 16, 2010 7:00 AM EDT
Friday, July 16, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Angela RosaPhoto: Lisa Rose/JPI(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A look at what's happening on "General Hospital" during the week of July 19, 2010. THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL On Monday, July 19, Skye comforts Jax who is crestfallen by Carly's change of heart. The pair sets out on an adventure to put Alcazar's fortune back into Skye's hands. Spinelli confides in Sam. Maxie makes Matt a happy man on Tuesday, July 20. Sonny and Claire try to out-seduce each other. Carly gets an earful. In lockdown together, on Wednesday, July 21, Carly confronts Patrick about his affair. Brook sets her sights on Johnny who only has eyes for Olivia. Brook makes her move. Johnny is honest with Brook. After receiving Franco's latest clue, Jason turns to Dante. Claire tests Jason's loyalty before making a decision about his re-release. On Thursday, July 22, Jason and Dante...