Friday, August 7, 2009 8:08 AM ET | By Errol Lewis

Susan Lucci Photo: ABC

( — Susan Lucci, who portrays the iconic character, Erica Kane, on ABC’s “All My Children” will be appearing today on “Live with Regis & Kelly.” The actress is expected to discuss “AMC’s” move to Los Angeles, CA in January and might give light on whether she’ll still be part of the soap on moving day.

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    Friday, August 7, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — Plans, plans, plans.


    David offers JR a “fair” exchange on Monday, August 10. Scott gives JR some sound advice. David makes JR’s choice for him when he explains to a hurt Marissa just why JR has been keeping his distance on Wednesday, August 12. David plants one on Liza on Tuesday, August 11. A spurned David’s observation gets under Liza’s skin. Opal, Jake, Amanda, Tad and Taylor target David as the culprit when Trevor goes missing after they leave him alone in as alley as part of their master plan on Thursday, August 13. Tad and Jake learn that David’s been making numerous calls to a number in Massachusetts after sneaking into his home. North’s murder investigation is re-opened after Angie questions the autopsy report. Angie confronts Jesse after putting the pieces together on Friday, August 14. Erica and Ryan’s attraction builds.

    The Inside Story: Kiss of the Spider Woman
    Annie puts on quite the performance when a contentious Ryan confronts her about calling Emma. Scott comes to Annie’s defense and kicks Ryan out on Monday, August 10. Annie continues to work Scott. Emma calls her mother to question when she can stop lying to her father. Annie makes Emma promise that she’ll never talk about what she really saw the night Stuart was shot. Ryan goes to Jesse after learning about Annie’s cell phone antics. Annie is delighted when Adam promises to help her get Emma back. On Tuesday, August 11, Adam has a flashback to the night of Stuart’s murder but doesn’t share the memory with Annie. Scott pulls a seductive Annie into a kiss. Annie has big plans as she takes possession of the surveillance tapes of both JR and Scott clearly initiating kisses with her.

    A Closer Look: The Secret Room
    Erica and Ryan confront Zach about his refusal to visit Kendall. Erica is baffled when the prison official turns her away claiming Kendall is refusing all visitors. On Monday, August 10, a disoriented Kendall begins to regain consciousness in a secret room at the Slater residence. Kendall begins to remember the events of the day of her hearing. Zach explains his plan to a reluctant Kendall and presses home the point that she’ll never have to leave her boys again. Kendall agrees to go along with Zach’s plan. Kendall wants to clear the air. Zach has been taking money from the casino to finance his plan. On Wednesday, August 12, Liza is incredulous as Zach shares that’s he’s going to get inside the Chandler circle by convincing Adam to give him a loan. Zach is determined to prove Annie’s guilt.

    All My Children News and Headlines:


    • Tad come cleans with Liza in an effort to recruit her into his plans for David.(National Enquirer)
    • Randi and Jesse finally come clean with their significant others. (National Enquirer)

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

    Friday, August 7, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

    Lexi Ainsworth, Drew Garrett
    Photo: John Paschal/JPI

    ( — Speak now or forever hold your peace.


    Maxie “accidentally” accepts Spinelli’s proposal on Monday, August 10. Maxie’s slip of defiance takes on a life of it’s own when Kate gets wind of the development. Sick of all the fighting, Sonny and Claudia decide it’s time to make a change. On Tuesday, August 11, Kate’s observation makes Olivia bristle. Robin is on a mission on Thursday, August 13. Rebecca is in love. A jealous Ethan tells Lucky the real story on Wednesday, August 12. Lucky and Elizabeth struggle to make the right decision. Rebecca decides to tell Nikolas the truth after being real with Elizabeth on Friday, August 14, but is she too late to be the bearer of the bad news? You betcha.

    The Inside Story: Panic Room(s)
    Michael and Kristina realize just how dire their situation is when they try to leave Jerry’s apartment. Jerry sends a frantic Jason on a wild goose-chase to find Sam. The detective ends up in dire jeopardy as a result of Jerry’s twisted game on Monday, August 10. Michael formulates an escape plan. Kristina is frozen in place as Michael begins to lose his fight with the guard on Tuesday, August 11. Jason and Jerry engage in a deadly standoff. Jerry taunts a trapped Jason. On Wednesday, August 12, a diabolical Jerry leaves Jason for dead after bragging that he tricked him and Sonny into blaming a completely innocent Claudia for Michael’s shooting. Michael and Kristina head to bus station after managing to get out of the apartment. On Friday, August 14, a hallucinating Jason clings to life. Sam finds Jason.

    A Closer Look: Undercover Cop
    Dominic sends Johnny away and takes the fall when the cops arrive on the scene while they’re in the middle of putting a stop to a Zacchara drug shipment on Monday, August 10. Mac and the new A.D.A are optimistic that they’ll finally be able to bring Sonny down after learning the truth about Dominic. Olivia learns that Dominic has been arrested. Ms. Falconari surprises her son when she follows him to a meeting pertaining to his undercover assignment on Wednesday, August 12. Dominic insists to Olivia that he’s not going back to Brooklyn or dropping his assignment to take Sonny down. Dominic rescues Morgan from a menacing Keifer on Thursday, August 13. Carly notices the resemblance between Morgan and Dominic as she contemplates the idea of letting Morgan attend a baseball game with his “hero.” Johnny witnesses another odd scene between Olivia and Dominic. Jax orders Dominic to stay away from his family on Friday, August 14. Olivia goes over Dominic’s head in an attempt to get him reassigned.

    General Hospital News and Headlines:


    • An angry and unforgiving Nikolas confronts Rebecca with her lies. (Soap Opera Digest)

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

    OLTL PreVUE: Week of August 10 Edition

    Friday, August 7, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — Llanview reality


    Rex and Gigi have it out over her kiss with Schuyler. On Friday, August 14, Kim, Stacy’s stripper friend from Vegas arrives in Llanview, to tell what she needs to do to hold onto Rex. Rachel has mixed feelings with regards to Greg. Dr. Vivian Wright, Greg’s co-worker and occasional date, picks up on the pair’s chemistry on Thursday, August 13. Jessica tells Marty that she thinks she sees dead people, and later makes a discovery in the bushes. Jared and Natalie receive an unmarked DVD containing video of Nash’s fall through the skylight that resulted in his death. Markko is strapped for cash. John thinks Mayor Lowell is up to no good. The Llanview Hospital board meets to discuss the possibility of Marty being reinstated. While Viki is favor of the idea, Mayor Lowell is very vocal in his opposition to the move. In the end, Dorian casts the deciding vote in Marty’s favor on Wednesday, August 12. Cristian won’t leave the apartment so Fish and Layla can spend a romantic evening together, until he tells her the truth. However, after calling his parents, Fish gets intimate with Layla on Thursday, August 13. Later, Cristian isn’t sure what to think after learning of Fish and Layla’s night of passion. And John tells Marty that she can have as much time as she needs before she is ready to take their relationship to the next level again.

    The Inside Story: Prepare to Meet Your Match
    The judge decides there is enough cause for Matthew’s case to proceed. Téa faces off against the Buchanan’s new hotshot lawyer, Elijah Clarke, who claims to know her big secret on Monday, August 10. Viki leaves Todd with her thoughts of his relationship with Téa. Blair insists to Dorian that, while she is through with Todd, she doesn’t want Téa to have him. Hell bent on airing her rival’s dirty laundary, Blair enlists Rex to do her leg work on Tuesday, August 11. Téa is furious to learn that Todd has hired Elijah to help him regain custody of his kids. Later, she pulls a mysterious briefcase out of her closet. Rachel won’t testify on Matthew’s behalf, however Greg is more willing to do so, much to her dismay. By Friday, August 14, Rex shares the results of his findings with Blair, stating that it appears Téa vanished into thin air between the island rescue and her return to Llanview late last fall. Armed with the new information, Blair instructs Rex to locate Ross Rayburn. And Elijah continues to taunt Téa, admitting that her relationship with Todd could suffer if the truth were to come out.

    A Closer Look: Hosed
    Still nursing her hangover, Dorian is taken aback to find David on her doorstep. When flattery gets him nowhere, David resorts to telling Dorian the true nature of his visit on Tuesday, August 11. However, Dorian in none to pleased when David pitches his idea of turning the lives of the Cramer women into a new reality show. Dorian sends David and his camera crew scrambling for cover when she attacks them with a garden hose. After learning of David’s latest stunt, Langston suggests that Markko would be great as the cameraman for David’s new show on Wednesday, August 12. Rejected by Dorian, David pays a visit to Viki, hoping she will have a better reaction to his proposal. Much to his dismay, however, Viki says no to allowing Llanfair to be the sitting of a reality show on Thursday, August 13. Meanwhile, Jessica incorrectly believes that David’s producer Ford is her stalker. At the same time, Brody uncovers proof that the mystery man really exists.

    One Life to Live News and Headlines


    • David channels his inner Buchanan and attempts to worm his way into his newfound family’s good graces. (SOAPnet)
    • Marty is surprised to learn she has been appointed Todd’s therapist. (Soap Opera Weekly)

    Discussion: OLTL PreVUE: Week of August 10 Edition

    Friday, August 7, 2009 6:52 AM ET | By Errol Lewis

    Kevin Schmidt
    Photo: Howard Wise/JPI

    ( — “The Young and the Restless” star Kevin Schmidt (Noah Newman) has booked the lead role in the Cartoon Network pilot “Unnatural History.”

    “History” tells the story of Henry Griffin (Schmidt), a teenager who has acquired exceptional skills during his travels around the world with his anthropologist parents. He faces his greatest challenge when he returns to the United States to attend High School. Rounding out the cast will be Jordan Gavaris (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”) and Italia Ricci (“Greek”). According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gavaris will play Jasper, Henry’s cousin, and Ricci will play Maggie, a classmate of Henry’s. Production will begin later this month in Toronto. The script was penned by Mike Werb (“The Mask”). Warner Horizon TV will produce the project.

    At this time it is unclear if Schmidt will depart “Y&R” if the show receives a series order from Cartoon Network. Most recently the actor appeared in the Disney Channel original movie “Princess Protection Program” along-side tween superstar Selena Gomez.

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      Friday, August 7, 2009 6:34 AM ET | By Errol Lewis

      Lara Spencer
      Photo: Craig Barritt/JPI

      ( — The Insider‘s Lara Spencer and Entertainment Tonight‘s Kevin Frazier will host The CW’s presentation of “Live from the Red Carpet” Daytime Emmy Award’s Pre-Show. The show will air live on Sunday, August 30 from 7:00-8:00 PM ET from the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, CA.

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        GL: The Final Cast Shot

        Friday, August 7, 2009 6:19 AM ET | By Errol Lewis

        Guiding Light
        Photo: John Paschal/JPI

        ( — While “Guiding Light’s” last episode doesn’t air until Friday, September 18, 2009, Soap Opera Network has your last look at the cast as a group before the final curtain call.

        “Guiding Light” airs Weekdays on CBS. Anytime on Check local listings.

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          ‘One Life’ Casting Updates

          Friday, August 7, 2009 8:05 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

          ( — An update to some “One Life to Live” casting information recently posted on Soap Opera Network.

          ABC Soaps in Depth is reporting that the role of Ross Rayburn, who was last seen stranded on a deserted island with Todd Manning and Téa Delgado in 2002, is recurring. According to a source, Michael Lowry (ex-Jake, “All My Children”) was originally brought on to “OLTL” for a limited three month run. However, it is hinted that he remain on canvas for an extended period of time. His first airdate is Friday, August 28th.

          Matt Walton, who’s character Elijah Clarke debuts Friday, August 7th and will cause problems for Téa, is also on recurring status with the show (not contract status as was earlier speculated). A spokesperson for “OLTL” tells ABC SID to look for Elijah to remain in Llanview for forseeable future given that the character has “no end date.”

          Rumors continue to swirl that “One Life to Live” is looking to cast a young lady that could be the secret love child of Todd and Téa. Perhaps this relates to the recently released audition script for the role of “Dakota.” However, casting the role as a teenager makes little sense, given that the soap has announced repeatedly since Lozano’s return to the canvas last December, that it had only been six years since she and Todd last made love, back on that deserted isle.

          Upcoming airdates for Patrick Allen Cole’s recurring character Jeff the Rodi’s Manager have been revised. Fans can now expect to see him on Friday, August 21st and again on Monday, September 28th.

          Look for Chris Kies to portray a ‘Movie Man,’ according to, in some upcoming episodes involving David Vickers Buchanan and his reality show.  Wonder if his character’s name will be Ford, and will be David’s show’s producer? 

          Tuc Watkins tells Soap Opera Digest that “he’s going back and forth from ‘OLTL’ and ‘Desperate Houswives’ and so far it’s working out so hopefully he can continue to do that. He says he hopes that he can go to one of John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex) poker games while he’s New York City because whenever Lavioisier has them, it’s on a night he’s not available. He says he still wants to see his $4,000 poker table but hasn’t had the privilege yet.”

          Nicholas Rodriguez’s upcoming short-term character’s name has officially been changed form ‘Griffin’ to ‘Nick’ by “OLTL.” Reportedly, actors Agim Kaba and Nicholas Galbraith were rumored to have auditioned for the role. Rodriguez will first air as Nick on Friday, August 14th. Look for Kyle to use him in an attempt to make Fish jealous.

          Kristen Alderson tweets that both she and co-star Brandon Buddy will be among the presenters representing “OLTL” at the Daytime Emmy Awards on August 30th.

          And Robin Strasser has posted the following message on her hotline, after announcing that she had just signed a new contract with “OLTL” following a month of tense negotations. “Yes. A contract is going to be coming over. I took what they offered. You know I can fight. I don’t lack the feistiness or resentment or energy or jet fuel, but I have not the inclination, not a bit. Because I’m doing a certain kind of very positive inner work and I can use that energy for other things and I choose to go toward love.”  To read more of what Strasser had to say, along with a comment by “OLTL” Executive Producer Frank Valentini on the show’s move to “All My Children’s” soon-to-be-vacated studios and the transition to HD, click here

          Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater, “AMC”), husband of “OLTL” star Susan Haskell (Marty Saybrooke) tells Carolyn Hinsey that “They’ve given us one week to decide. I’m not sure what I’m going to do. I’m not the kind of dad who wants to be 3,000 miles away from my kids. And it’s not exactly the best time to sell real estate. I think the move shows that ABC has a lot of belief in ‘AMC’ and wants to keep it going.” Perhaps a return to Llanview as Patrick Thornhart may be in his future then.

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

          Discussion: ‘One Life’ Casting Updates

          Friday, August 7, 2009 3:26 AM ET | By Errol Lewis

          Rebecca Budig, Eden Riegel
          Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC

          ( — We have it on good authority that you can expect to see Rebecca Budig (ex-Greenlee Smythe) and Eden Riegel (ex-Bianca Montgomery) back on “All My Children” when the show moves to the West Coast in the new year. After all, the commute to New York was the only reason the two departed the soap earlier this year. Did we forget to mention? Greenlee isn’t dead!

          Riegel recently Tweeted her happiness about the move the day the news broke:

          Amazing news! AMC moving to LA!!! Can’t wait! But, I am concerned this means makeup/hair/wardrobe depts will change. :(

          - Eden Riegel

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

          Discussion: Rebecca Budig and Eden Riegel Return?

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            Friday, August 7, 2009 3:16 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

            ( — “One Life to Live’s” popular husband and wife duo team up to star in an infomercial for TimeLife’s the “Power of Love” ultimate CD collection.

            In a message posted Wednesday afternoon on her Twitter page, Kassie DePaiva revealed that she and her husband were in the process of shooting a new infomercial for TimeLife. The eight CD compilation, called the “Power of Love,” is set to be released sometime in October, and will feature classic love songs from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s.

            Kassie DePaiva has portrayed Blair Cramer on “One Life to Live” since 1993, when she replaced Asian-American actress Mia Korf. Prior to her stint in Llanview, she Chelsea Reardon on “Guiding Light” from 1986-1991.

            James DePaiva played Max Holden on “OLTL” from 1987-1990 and again from 1991-2003. He returned briefly in August of 2007, for the soap’s 10,000th episode. In addition, he has also directed episodes of “One Life to Live” and “As the World Turns.”

            Married since 1996, the DePaiva’s have one son, James Quentin (JQ) DePaiva, who was born hearing impaired and had implants before his first birthday. In 2007, JQ appeared in an episode of “All My Children” as a guest on Erica Kane’s talk show, in hopes it would convince her daughter Kendall to comes to terms with her son Spike’s hearing loss. James DePaiva also has a daughter from a previous marriage.

            Founded in 1961 as the book division of Time Inc., TimeLife is among the world’s largest distributors of books, CDs, DVDs, and various other multimedia products. In 2003 the company was purchased by Direct Holdings US Corp. TimeLife takes it name from Time Inc.’s two most popular magazines Time and Life. For more information about TimeLife, click here.

            The “Power of Love” TimeLife infomercial featuring the DePaivas will air beginning in October on television stations around the country. Check your local listings for the time and channel in your area.

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

            Discussion: James & Kassie DePaiva Promote the ‘Power of Love’