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Monday, June 15, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, June 15, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Liza confesses the truth to Tad as she reveals she’s faking being pregnant so that she and Jake can pass Amanda’s baby off as being hers. Tad is vastly opposed to what Liza and Jake are doing. Remembering the ordeal he went through with Kathy, Tad doesn’t believe any parent, even someone as despicable as David, should be duped into thinking they lost a child.

Amanda musters up the strength to hand her baby over to Jake but not before saying an emotional and heartfelt goodbye to her newborn little boy. David tracks Jake and Amanda down to the clinic in Barbados and finds Amanda an emotional wreck when he barges into her room. Jake claims that Amanda’s baby died during a complicated birth. Jake fears David might uncover the truth when he demands to see his son’s body.

Krystal reaches out to Marissa when she laments the fact that she doesn’t seem to be enough to fill the void in David’s life. Marissa and Krystal worry what David might do if he loses another child.

Ryan pulls the truth out of Emma, who says Annie told her about having a guardian angel that’s going to help her come home. Aidan denies helping Annie when Ryan confronts him, saying he doesn’t think Annie should ever be set free.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Ryan questions Adam’s motives for helping Annie.
  • Kendall is torn between two men.
  • Ryan receives a mysterious phone call.

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



 

Monday, June 15, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, June 15, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Remembering that he could easily be the father of the child she’s carrying, Sonny tells Claudia he doesn’t want her to leave.

Carl’’s relieved to learn Michael is safe and sound at Sonny’s and heads over there. Sonny and Carly debate where Michael should live, with Carly adamantly stating her son needs to be with her. Meanwhile, Claudia and Michael continue to enjoy their easy rapport. Wanting to get back in Sonny and Carly’s good graces, Claudia says she believes Michael should live with Carly.

Jason comes to Sam’s rescue when he finds her being harassed and is completely unaware that the man he rendered unconscious is an undercover cop.

Alexis admits to Diane that the Mayor wants her to get Diane to drop the malpractice suit that Brianna Hughes’ family is lodging against Matt and sweep the whole matter under the rug.

Patrick regrets that he allowed Matt to perform Brianna’s surgery. After trying to hit on Maxie at Jake’s, Matt starts to beat up Spinelli. Johnny gets into the fray, quickly getting the upper hand on Matt as he begins to pummel him. Coleman calls Patrick warning him that Matt’s in trouble.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Ric stirs up trouble between Sonny and Claudia.
  • Jason confides in Sam about his concerns for Michael.
  • Michael fears he’ll end up attacking someone he loves.

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



 

Monday, June 15, 2009 4:38 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — As the mystery of Téa Delgado’s mysterious secret begins to unravel, “One Life to Live” works to recast a familiar face from her past.  

Back in 2002, Todd Manning’s dasterdly plan to steal his children away from ex-wife Blair hit a snag when he, Téa, and Ross Rayburn, one of the goons Todd had hired to assist in the kidnapping, finds themselves shipwrecked on a deserted island.  In the weeks and months that followed, a twisted long triangle developed between the three castaways. 

After witnessing a kiss between Téa and Ross, Todd is determined to get off the island anyway he can.  As he is about to depart however, he is confronted by Téa, who declares her love for him.  After the couple make love for the first time, Téa discovers a picture of Blair in Todd’s wallet.  Realizing he still carries a torch for his old flame, she painfully urges him to reunite with his family.  After making a homemade raft, Todd paddles himself out to sea, where he eventually washes ashore on the U.S. island territory of Guam.  Some time later, both Téa and Ross are rescued from the island. 

Viewers were left to speculate as to what exactly happened to Téa in the six years between her island adventure and her return to Llanview last December.  Fans were futher intrigued by the revealtion that the character harbors a deep, dark secret.  Now it appears that the truth may soon be revealed.

Last week “OLTL” issued a casting call for the role of Ross, which was originally portrayed by Shawn Christian (Daniel Jonas, “Days of Our Lives”).  With Christian (right), spending his ‘Days’ in Salem, the soap is looking to recast the role.  Although some of the names and character traits have been changed in the audition script to try to throw people off, it is clear that Blair has tracked Ross down and that the two of them are talking about Todd,Téa, and John. 

The scene opens with ‘Ross Raymond (aka Rayburn)’ asking ‘Millie Durgan’ if she is in need of assistance, and quickly recognizing her identity.  Millie informs him that she remembers that he is the scum who helped ‘Rick’ kidnap her kid several years ago.  When he attempts to assure her that he was just following orders, she erupts in anger.  Trying to calm her down, he reminds her the plan was a failure, it was a long time ago, and that she should enjoy her visit to Tahiti.  Still angry, Millie gives him the cold shoulder.

Ross tells her that’s he sorry, to which Millie tells him that he can keep his sympathy.  She goes on to say that she is actually there to dig up some dirt on ‘Amanda Taylor,’ whom Ross claims he hasn’t seen since they rescued from the island.  Millie fires back by telling him that she had heard that he had a woman living with him last year.  Ross shrugs off her accusations by saying that he is a lady’s man, and that he has been with lots of women. 

After warning him that he better be telling the truth, Millie starts to call her brother, a cop and former FBI Agent.  Taunting Ross that he would to hear the whereabouts of a fugative, he responds by claiming that the feds can’t touch him since he is on foreign soil.  After warning him that he doesn’t know what her brother is capable of, Ross asks Millie if Amanda has been talking about much much.  Millie replies that Amanda has not said one word about him, but that it is clear that something happened between her time on the island and her return to Llanview last December.

Ross asks Millie why she is so worried about Amanda.  She tells him to mind his own business and that all he should be worried about his maintaining his freedom.  As the scene draws to a close, Ross tells Amanda that she must have some serious issues with Amanda to travel half-way around the planet to get the goods on her.  Futhermore he questions Millie about what she will do once he tells her what she wants to know, and asks her what will stop her from contacting her brother anyway.

Since “OLTL” reguarly tapes about 4-6 weeks in advance, and this role is still in the casting process, it will likely be sometime later this summer before it will air.   

SON will continue to follow this story, and bring you more details as they become available.

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


Discussion: ‘One Life’ Recasting Former Leading Man


 

Monday, June 15, 2009 3:34 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Despite earlier reports that she was ‘thisclose’ to signing a new deal with “One Life to Live” to reprise her signature role of Kelly Cramer, it now appears that Gina Tognoni won’t be returning to Llanview after all. 

With the demise of “Guiding Light’ all but certain come September, speculation recently began to surface that the actress, who has portrayed Dinah Marler since 2004, might be interested in returning to her old stomping ground of Llanview.  As the rumors persisted, numerous media outlets reported that Tognoni and ABC were in negotiations.  It appeared as if a deal was nearly finalized. 

All that changed late last week when TVGuide Canada’s The Suds Report broke the news that the two sides had failed to reach an agreement.  Apparently the sticking point appeared to be Tognoni’s salary, should she agree to return to “OLTL” in the role she originated in 1995.  A set-side source revealed to The Suds Report that “She asked for too much money, so ABC passed.”

Information surfaced recently that Tognoni apparently turned down offers from two west coast soaps (“The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful”) in order to remain in New York City with her new husband.  The Daytime Emmy winner is also reported to have turned down the role of Carly on “General Hospital” (which was originated by Sarah Brown).  That’s leaves “All My Children” and “As the World Turns” as the only potentially viable offers for Tognoni in terms of daytime soaps.  And given that she turned down “GH” and demanded too much money from “OLTL,” it would seem unlikely that ABC would be very eager to offer her a job on “AMC.”  And, as far as “ATWT” goes, its future appears rocky at best.   But, after all, this is daytime television, and stranger things have happened. 

SON will continue to follow this story, and bring you more details as they become available.

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


Discussion: Gina Tognoni Finds She Has No New ‘Life to Live’


 

Monday, June 15, 2009 3:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” reminds viewers that yes, there are gay people in Llanview. 

In 1992, “OLTL” broke new ground in daytime with the introduction of teen Billy Douglas (Ryan Phillippe), who was later revealed to be gay, and homophobia soon reared its ugly head in Llanview.  In 2005, Nora Hanen learned that her husband, District Attorney Daniel Colson, was leading a double life. Proving appearances can be deceiving, the mild mannered Colson seemed to be a devoted husband and father, when in reality he was involved in a homosexual affair with a trouble young man, and would stop at nothing, even murder, in order to protect his secret. 

Now comes word that the ABC sudser is penning a new gay storyline, involving two characters already established on the soap’s canvas.  According to sources, fans will soon learn that Officer Oliver Fish (Scott Evans), one of Llanview’s finest men in blue, engaged in a relationship of a sexual nature with hospital lab tech Kyle Lewis (Brett Claywell) back when the two were college frat buddies at LU.  The romance may soon be rekindled, but not before a third man (as revealed in a recently released audition script for the role of ‘Griffin’) comes between them.  However that role is still in the casting process. 

“One Life to Live” is not alone is featuring homosexual storylines as of late, both “As the World Turns” and “The Young and the Restless” have demonstrated that they are keeping up with reality by showcasing gay plots and characters.  And in February, “All My Children” treated viewers to daytime’s first wedding between two women. 

Making the upcoming “OLTL” storyline more interesting is the fact that one half of the couple, Scott Evans (Oliver Fish) is openly gay.  Makes one wonder how the soap will explain his character’s romantic interest in new roommate Layla Williamson (Tika Sumpter), and why he was so smitten with Stacy Morasco (Crystal Hunt) following their torrid one night stand.  Just as long as Officer Fish doesn’t go around murdering the citizens of Llanview to hide his alternate lifestyle, the plot sounds promising.

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


Discussion: ‘One Life to Live’ Comes Out of the Closet


 

Monday, June 15, 2009 1:25 AM ET | By Venus Stone


alt (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Moving foward…

THIS WEEK ON: AS THE WORLD TURNS

Craig offers up a deal to Rosanna to keep her from behind bars. On Tuesday, June 16 Casey and Margo don’t see eye-to-eye about Riley. Things heat up between Carly and Craig. Jack learns the truth about Carly’s accident on Friday, June 19.

The Inside Story:Starting with a Clean Slate

Wanting to get Meg away for a bit for some relaxation, Damian takes her on a yacht. While aboard the two share a nice meal with one another as they head toward a deserted island. When Meg and Damian head out on the dinghy to get to the island, the find themselves drifting off. Damian instantly calls the coast guard for help After receiving help they board back on to the yacht and head back home. Meg gushes about making it a wonderful day for her as Lily spies on them. In the meantime, Bonnie does her best to help Dusty forget about Meg. As the two are jabbing at one another at Yo’s Dusty plants a spontaneous kiss on her. When Bonnie questions his actions, Dusty admits he only kissed her to make himself feel better. Bonnie soon returns the favor and plants a kiss on him and heads out, both unaware that Meg has seen it. Later that night, Meg admits to Damian that she’s glad that she saw Dusty and Bonni’es kiss in order to move past him and get on with her life.

A Closer Look: Henry’s Got the Look
Brad and Vienna are at WOAK hosting a live show about tango lessons, when they begin to demonstrate the dance. As the two are dancing, Brad dips her and she inadvertantly spills out of her dress, exposing her breasts on live television. Thinking quickly Brad quickly uses his hands to cover her up as Katie and Henry watch the incident from their respective homes. Henry seething with envy, Henry calls WOAK and disguising his voice as an upset viewer who demands that Vienna be fired for indecent exposure. Kim, who is unaware of who it is, asks if “Miss Swift” his alter ego would be willing to come on the show to share ‘her’ concerns with Vienna. At first Henry refuses to go but changes him mind. Dressed up as ‘Miss Swift” she starts berating Vienna for her conduct on air. After seeing that the viewers are loving the sparring, Kim decides that it would be great to have ‘Miss Swift” come back on the show as a regular. Henry, however, wants no part of it; or does he?

What To Watch

  • A witness comes forward about the hit and run
  • Margo keeps bonding with Riley to Casey’s displeasure
  • Emily wants to know what happened with the frozen eggs

As the World Turns News and Headlines

  • Word is that Lynn Herring, who played Lucy Coe on “General Hospital’ will be joining the show sometime in July
  • Karen Ziemba, a Tony Award winning actress will appear as ‘Aurora’ on Tuesday, June 16
  • Trent Dawson will be doing double duty when he takes on the role as alter ego ‘Miss Geneva Swift’ Wednesday, June 17
  • Corey Eid will be playing ‘Gabe’ who will be spending his time with Liberty Friday, June 19
  • Cady McClain will be showcasing her art work, which will also include paintings and collages, at Marty’s Cafe in Washington Depot, CT for the entire month of June
  • Austin Peck and Julie Pinson will join other daytime stars as they set sail on Soap Cruise, The Third Voyage on Thursday, January 28 throughMonday, February 1, 2010. Please visit Soap Cruise

or call 1-888-381-4654 for more detailed information.

  • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “ATWT” during the week of June 8 – 12, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JUNE 22, 2009

  • Riley comes to Margo’s aid
  • Sage spills the beans to Jack about Craig and Carly
  • Damian wants Lily’s help in wooing Meg

“As the World Turns” airs Weekdays on CBS. Check local listings.



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Discussion: ATWT PreVUE: Week of June 15 Edition



 

Jeremih Joins Lionel Richie in Llanview

Monday, June 15, 2009 1:15 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Jeremih (Felton), whose recently released debut single “Birthday Sex” has climbed to the top of the charts, teams up with Lionel Richie when the Motown legend makes his “One Life to Live” debut late next month.

In an update to a story SON first brought you last Thursday, the R&B newcomer taped scenes with the crooner on “OLTL’s” UltraViolet set last Friday, which are set to air sometime in July, according to an ABC press release. 

Says “OLTL” Executive Producer Frank Valentini, “We are proud to have hosted a tremendously talented group of musicians on ‘One Life to Live.’ We welcome the enduring talents of such an accomplished musician as Lionel Richie and the creativity of a new artist like Jeremih. We look forward to bringing our fans a first time collaboration between these two very talented musicians.”

“Chicago sensation Jeremih boasts the unique accomplishment of achieving the No. 1 MySpace song for more than three weeks with 60 million plays and counting for his song “Birthday Sex.” The 21-year-old singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumental musician also has achieved the No. 1 spot on Urban Radio for the past four weeks, No. 2 at Rhythm radio, the No. 1 most added at Pop radio last week. He is currently holding the No. 4 position on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and No. 1 on Billboard’s Ringmasters chart. His self-titled debut album, “Jeremih,” is set to be released on June 30th,” the statement goes on to say.  

Jeremih will accompy Richie during a performance of the Oscar®, Golden Globe and five-time Grammy Award winner’s latest hit single “Just Go,” from his album of the same title.

To learn more about Jeremih, check out his official MySpace page.

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


Discussion: Jeremih Joins Lionel Richie in Llanview


 

Sunday, June 14, 2009 11:52 PM ET | By Venus Stone


alt (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — In over his head…

THIS WEEK ON: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

Mack’s decision breaks a heart on Wednesday, June 17. On Thursday, June 18, Jana and Daniel are in more hot water when they are arrested, prompting Michael to once again come to their aid.

The Inside Story: Caught Red-Handed
After learning that Ashley has a new doctor ‘treating’ her, Victor decides that he should get to know exactly how good he is at his job. Ashley tells Victor that he’s a good doctor, however, Victor wants to meet with him anyways and feel him out. When Dr. Taylor arrives, he instantly becomes nervous when Victor starts questioning him. Olivia unexpectantly pays Victor and Ashley a visit while Dr. Taylor is there. She intstantly recognizes him and raves his praises to Victor; which pleases Dr. Taylor. With Olivia’s compliments on the doctor, Victor gives the okay that he can continue treating Ashley. In the meantime, as Victor and Ashley both bask in the joys of their ‘baby’ the start discussing baby names. As they are discussing names Victor discovers that Nick has left Phyllis. Victor immediately finds his son at the Genoa City Athletic Club and demands to know why he’s so willing to end his marriage to his wife. Nick tells Victor that he’s doing what he feels is right and that his place is with Sharon, even after Victor points out that his decision could make things hard on Summer not having both parents together. A defeated Victor heads back home to be with Ashley. In the meantime upstairs in his room, Adam is playing the spliced recording of Sabrina’s voice when player gets stuck. Unable to fix it Adam is unaware that both Ashley and Victor, who are downstairs, can hear the ‘voice of Sabrina’ over and over. Heading upstairs they pounce on Adam demanding what he’s doing. Adam quickly tries to get out of his mess by ‘assuring’ Ashley that he’s her friend and that he’d never do that to her. Victor, however, isn’t quick to bite the bait and tells Adam that he’s cutting his ties with him. Not wanting to lose Ashley’s confidence in him, he quickly lies and says that Estella was there at the ranch and that she must have been the one that ‘set him up’. Unable to prove that he is behind messing with Ashley, the couple give Adam the benefit; however, when they are out of earshot of Adam, Victor points out that if he finds out that Adam has in fact been messing with her, he’ll seriously regret it.

A Closer Look: The Real McCoy?
Nina, determined to get Katherine’s story out, begins by continuing her pursuit in finding out more about Cane. The minute Nina questions Cane’s past, he becomes skitterish and begs Katherine to block Nina’s prying. Unfortunately for Cane, Paul is already digging deep and hits pay-dirt when he discovers that Violoet Montgomery was never in Genoa City at the time of Cane’s birth. Once Nina learns of this informations she goes to Katherine and shares it. Katherine floors Nina when she tells her that she wants her to leave Cane alone and not dig any further into his past. Things get even more awkward when Jill shows up and goes off on Nina, telling her to mind her business regarding her son. Meanwhile Nina decides to take a different approach by dropping the word to Jill and Katherine that Phillip IV has been showing signs of Huntington’s disease and in order to truly determine that he has it, his father’s DNA must be tested. Unfortunately Jill is unable to contest Nina’s request to exhume his body, but points out that it was already done when they needed to prove the baby switch. A determined Nina calls upon the lab and learns that there are no records on file of Phillip’s DNA results. When she asks more questions as to who did the test, she learns that the doctor who did the testing has been fired.

What To Watch

  • Chloe finds Mac at Billy’s place
  • Rafe gets hit on by Adam
  • Mac says what Billy wants to hear

The Young and the Restless News and Headlines

  • Tammy Barr will join the show in ‘recreated’ flashbacks as a young Patti Williams beginning Thursday, July 2
  • Word was that actor Michael Corbett, who played the devious David Kimble for seven years, paid a visit on the set. When asked if he was in the works of making a return, a spokeperson for the soap pointed out that he was just visiting his friends.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JUNE 22, 2009

  • Adam’s deceit puts Estella in further hot water
  • Sharon’s baby-daddy is revealed…
  • Cane stoops low to get Nina off his back
  • Daniel’s release on bail infuriates someone

“The Young and the Restless” airs Weekdays on CBS. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings .


Discussion: Y&R PreVUE: Week of June 15 Edition



 

John P. Iblis/JPI

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — While many fans are sure to be mourning the loss of Chad Michael Murray (ex-Lucas Scott) and Hilarie Burton (ex-Peyton Sawyer Scott), “One Tree Hill” is not about to let them go without a fight.

Best known for his roles on MyNetworkTV’s “Fashion House” and NBC’s “Lipstick Jungle,” Robert Buckley has signed on as a series regular beginning this fall when “Tree Hill” returns for its seventh season on the The CW.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Buckley will be portraying the role of Clayton – “a brash young sports agent who represents Nathan Scott (James Lafferty) and has become a close friend, ally, business partner and advisor to him while also enjoying the spoils that come from being a wealthy, handsome single guy.” Originally, the role of Clayton was meant for Brian Austin Green (ex-David Silver, “Beverly Hills, 90210″), but a deal could not be hashed out with the actor.

It is being reported that the show will once again jump ahead into the future to advance storylines, this time by one year. In addition to his work on “House” and “Jungle,” Buckley has also made guest appearances on “Ghost Whisper” and on the CW’s “Privileged.” In 2008, he starred in “Flirting with Forty” along-side soap vixen Heather Locklear (“Melrose Place” and “Dynasty”).

“One Tree Hill” airs Mondays at 9:00 ET/PT on The CW. Check local listings.


 

Flag Day Greetings

Sunday, June 14, 2009 12:03 AM ET | By Soap Opera Network

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Have a safe and happy Flag Day holiday. 

On behalf on the staff and management of Soap Opera Network, we hope that all of our members and guests enjoy the Flag Day holiday and that you take time to honor our nation’s flag and remember those brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom.  It is because of their bravery that we are able to fly the stars and stripes high in the air and enjoy the many right and liberties that make us the United States of America.    Happy Flag Day!


 






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