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Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 11:30 PM ET by Scotty GorePhoto: Donna Svennevik/ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live's" former Jared Banks is set to make an appearance in an upcoming episode of the cable television series "Drop Dead Diva." From 2007-2009 (and again briefly earlier this year) Brotherton spent his days in Llanview where his character was busy romancing Natalie Buchanan (Melissa Archer). But now the actor is testing the primetime waters, where has hooked another short-term gig. After appearing as Leo in an episode of the ill-fated Melissa Milano sitcom "Romantically Challenged" back in the spring, Brotherton has landed a guest spot on the the more popular Lifetime series "Drop Dead Diva," which stars Brooke Elliott as the spirit of dead supermodel Deb Dobkins, who has been reincarnated in the body of brilliant, but overweight (and also recently deceased) attorney named Jane Bingum. The show has become a popular hangout for soap stars,...

‘OLTL’ Scribe Starts Blog

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 9:35 PM EDT
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 10:35 PM ET by Scotty GorePhoto: ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Breakdown Writer Shelly Altman takes you inside the mind of a soap scribe as the current blogger for The Writers' Guild of America, East's (WGAE) new member-written blog "Write On."  According to Soap Opera Digest, "the blog will be written by members, sharing their experiences about writing and their careers." In her latest entry, Altman discusses how it's all in the name when it comes to creating a new soap character, as well as the fact they she named two past recurring lawyers on "One Life" (Alex Cody and Morgan Guthrie) after her own children.  You can read more of this entry, as well as others, by clicking here. Altman has been a Breakdown Writer for "OLTL" since 2001.  From 1995-99 she was an Associate Head Writer for "Another World." "One Life to Live" airs Weekdays on ABC....

Congrats to Newlywed Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 8:49 PM EDT
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 9:49 AM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: NBC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As if being the most in demand actress in daytime wasn't enough, Vanessa Marcil, 41, can add newlywed and wife to her list of accomplishments in 2010 as the actress wed "CSI: NY" star Carmine Giovinazzo, 36, on Sunday, July 11 in New York City among family and friends, according to a statement released by the actress' representatives to Us Magazine. Marcil has opted to now also go by the name Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo professionally, according to her employers at Disney/ABC. The actress' son, Kassius, with ex-boyfriend Brian Austin Green ("Beverly Hills, 90210") was among the attendees according to Us. The eight-year old also attended the nuptials of his daddy to actress Megan Fox ("Transformers") on June 24 in Hawaii.This is Marcil Giovinazzo's second marriage as she was previously married to Corey Feldman from 1989 to 1993 After a seven-year absence, Marcil Giovinazzo returns...

OLTL Recap: Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 5:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Episode Recap - Wednesday, July 14, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... The judge and Nora agree to drop the charges against Todd. Marty asks Hannah why she confessed to pushing her and attacking Ford. Starr and Cole consider that Bull was responsible for trashing the apartment, not Hannah. Nate apologizes to Starr for taking the money he found, which led to the shootout. Marty confides in Nora that she isn’t sure if Hannah’s breakdown is genuine. Cole is convinced that he can get Hannah to admit she is faking her breakdown. Langston asks Markko if the fact that they still care for each other means anything. Todd asks Téa to marry him. Blair says yes to Eli’s marriage proposal.On the Next One Life to Live...Markko tells Langston he has accepted a scholarship to UCLA. Viki wants David to model swimsuits. Todd tells Téa...

GH Recap: Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 5:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Episode Recap - Wednesday, July 14, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Jason, Dante and Lulu watch Kalup Ishmael's performance of "Route 66," and they wonder how the song fits into the other Franco clues. Sam is prepared with a gun when Franco arrives at her door. Franco warns Sam that if she apprehends him, Jason will have to go back to Pentonville. She is shaken and allows Franco to leave. Franco meets with Kalup after his performance at Jake's and recruits him for his masterpiece. Claire drags Sonny in for questioning, warning him Lucky has a lead which could implicate Sonny in Johnny's car bombing. Sonny pulls Claire into a hot kiss and Claire further pretends to fall for Sonny. Michael advises Carly to give Jax another chance and she asks Jax for a family sailing day. Kristina opens up...

AMC Recap: Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 5:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" Episode Recap - Wednesday, July 14, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Jesse asks Jake to keep an eye on Angie until he can lock up David. David threatens to cut Frankie due to budget cuts and before she can challenge him, Angie has another visual disorientation attack. Jesse warns David that just because he's been suspended doesn't mean he's stopped his investigation into Erica's crash. Ryan helps a drunken Greenlee get back to her hotel room and into bed. Before he leaves, Greenlee admits that sometimes she wakes up thinking that he's lying next to her. Neither realizes that David's been standing outside the door. Erica approaches Caleb with some information she's dug up and questions his identity. She wants to know what drove him from a successful life as a lawyer to life in the mountains. Caleb...

ABC Daytime Cuts Down Their Schedule

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 3:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 4:00 PM ET by Angela RosaPhoto: ABC(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- ABC Daytime looks to cut costs but at what cost? On Tuesday, July 12, Daytime Confidential reported that they heard rumblings that ABC Daytime wants to cut their schedule by up to twenty episodes a year (that is approximately ten percent of current regular annual output) and that they'd do this by showing encore presentations of classic episodes of "All My Children," "One Life to Live," and "General Hospital" that relate to current storyline. Later, that day ABC Daytime put out a release announcing that coinciding with "GH" superstar Vanessa Marcil's (Brenda, "GH") August 11 return, the ABC network along with SOAPnet would air a block of encore Brenda related "GH" episodes on on August 10, 2010 from 1 PM EST to 3 PM EST effectively pre-empting "AMC" and OLTL." Today, the ABC network along with SOAPnet effectively confirmed DC's...
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 10:28 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Jessica Tuck(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- After a 3 1/2 month stint on NBC's "Days of our Lives," Jessica Tuck finds her character, Madeline Peterson Woods, ready to bite the dust on next weeks episode after an argument with her son.On Monday, July 19, Madeline and Chad (Casey Deidrik) find themselves in a heated argument after Chad learns that his mother was once a call girl. The two are at the Salem Pier and after trying to get her son to listen to reason, Madeline grabs Chad's arm and she loses her balance and hits her head on the ground. Afterward, she is rushed to the hospital where she is later declared dead by Dr. Lexie Carver (Renee Jones). While  it seems a son may have caused the death of his mother due to an unthinkable mistake, sources confirm that a...

OLTL Recap: Wednesday, July 13, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 5:00 PM EDT
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Episode Recap - Tuesday, July 13, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Brody reads The Sun headline that Hannah has pled insanity. John is upset that Jessica wrote the article. David offers Bo muffins and Bo says David needs to move out. Elijah offers his legal services for James. Dorian says Markko is choosing not to care for Langston because it’s easier than risking her letting him down again. Blair confides in Langston that Elijah proposed. Unaware that David made them, Jessica and Natalie eat his muffins. Natalie and Jessica feel queasy and race for the restroom. John confides in Bo that he thinks Hannah is faking her insanity.On the Next One Life to Live...The charges against Todd are dropped. Cole thinks Hannah is faking her breakdown. Langston and Markko discuss their relationship."One Life to Live" airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on...

GH Recap: Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 5:00 PM EDT
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Episode Recap - Tuesday, July 13, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Jason and Dante arrive at the Route 66 mansion and Jason finds a flyer announcing a live performance at Jake's by artist Kalup Ishmael. Franco rents out Jake's for the night just before Jason, Dante, Lulu, Matt, Maxie, Maya and Brook Lynn show up. Sam prepares for a romantic night with Jason, but Franco appears at the door. Jax and Carly verge upon a reconciliation when Skye interrupts. Kristina is assigned a new study partner and is ready to reassume her studies. But when her partner Taylor reaches for a book, Kristina freaks out thinking Taylor is about to hit her. Shirley is pleased to witness Nikolas and Elizabeth having a genuine connection. Elizabeth stands up to Helena, who contemplates revealing the true paternity of the baby. Ethan arrives at...