Tallulah Bean Leads a Dog’s ‘Life’

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 3:44 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” fans were first introduced to the precocious pooch Tallulah Bean just over a year ago. Nicknamed David Vickers by her owner Tina Lord Roberts (Andrea Evans), the pair left town last fall. Now Tallulah returns to Llanview, however not as the canine version of the comedic conman, but as one of her pups.

Fans may recall that doggie David Vickers became a mother late last year, shortly before leaving town with her caregiver Tina, who let her daughter Sarah have the pick of the litter. However, when Sarah too decided to leave town a few months later to become a band promoter, the pup (then named Cristian Vega) was left with her roommate Layla Williamson, who renamed it Aziza.

As Aziza started to grow, viewers began to notice that the pup bore an uncanny resemblance to her mother David Vickers, and with good reason given that Aziza is also portrayed by Tallulah Bean. In a storyline that would confuse and befuddle even her human counterparts, Tallulah is now playing the daughter of the character she originated only last summer.

One thing is sure, however, the adorable shih tzu manages to steal every scene she is in. And given that “One Life to Live” recently began introducing a gay storyline involving Layla’s boyfriend and roommate Oliver Fish, it should provide more opportunities in the near future for Miss Tallulah to capture the hearts of “OLTL” fans. Now, if her only her two-legged co-stars could do the same.

In human casting news…

A first airdate has been announced for Michael Lowry, who will portray Ross Rayburn, a character last scene in 2002 stranded on a deserted isle with Todd Manning and Téa Delgado. Look for the former “All My Children” star to make his “OLTL” debut on Monday, August 31st.

Richard Topol portrays the rabbi in charge of marrying Clint Buchanan and Nora Hanen beginning Thursday, August 6th. David Forsyth (ex-John Hudson, “Another World”) will also be on hand for the double ceremony, as the priest who pronounces Viki Davidson and Charlie Banks husband and wife. Forsyth joined the cast of “OLTL” earlier this year in the recurring role of a man of the cloth.

David Vadim portrays Serge (or Sergei, according to Soap Opera Weekly), head of Llanview’s drug ring, and the supplier of pill-popping teen Asher Garnett (Evan Joiner). Expect Serge to try to cause problems for Cole beginning Thursday, August 6th. Vadim portrayed a boxer on “One Life to Live” back in 2007.

So much for being neighborly. The brass at “OLTL” are refusing to let Jerry verDorn (Clint Buchanan) return to the fading soap “Guiding Light” as the presumed dead Ross Marler for the long-running soap’s final episodes, according to Carolyn Hinsey. That’s show biz.

The Suds Report reveals that Billy Warlock (ex-AJ, “General Hospital”) was recently spotted hanging around the “One Life” studios. But instead of auditioning for a role, it appears Warlock was there to visit his good friends John-Paul Laviosier and Farah Fath (Rex Balsom and Gigi Morasco), who have become rather chummy with the actor and his wife, Julie Pinson (Janet, “As the World Turns”).

Is “OLTL” looking to cast the role of “Dakota?” According to one website, the daytime drama has released a script that appears eerily similar to one for “Veronica,” which SON first told you about back in March. The main difference between the two scripts is the replacing of the names “Veronica” and “Bobby” with “Matt” and “Dakota.”  Otherwise they are nearly identical, with only some rewording. However, it remains to be seen if the updated script is indeed valid. A spokesperson for “OLTL” had no comment.

And expect to see more dayplayer roles in some upcoming episodes.

Gossip Mill…

Expect to see Llanview’s blushing brides Viki Davidson (Erika Slezak) and Nora Hanen (Hillary B. Smith) dressed to perfection during their upcoming double wedding ceremony the first week of August. According to The Suds Report, Viki’s dress was designed by Rose Taft, while Nora’s was created by Pilar Rossi. To get a sneak peak a couple of scenes from the ceremony, click here.

Kristen Alderson reveals on her Twitter page that the “OLTL” episode where Cole and Starr had sex for the first time since giving birth to baby Hope, did not include the first half of the teens love scene. “Don’t worry though, they’ll probably show the beginning on ‘More Life To Live’ on Soapnet.com. They show cut scenes =),” assures Alderson. “More Life to Live” deleted scenes are posted every other Friday on ABC.com and Soapnet.com, with August 7th being the date in which they will be available for viewing.

In other Tweets, Alderson remarks that “‘OLTL’s’ executive producer [Frank Valentini] came up to me today and said ‘WOW, you have some AMAZING/LOYAL Starr and Cole fans!’ THANKS YOU GUYS XO!” Also, “oh & Brittany [Underwood] & I re-did the dressing room! They painted it friday & it’s VERY PINK haha but it looks awesome. SO GIRLY NOW!” She confesses that “OLTL” gets most of their clothing from Bloomingdale’s, and accessories and jewelry from Urban Outfitters and Lucky. And she gives an explanation to her fans: “They cut the part where Starr & Cole go on the bed but it squeaks,so they go on the floor instead. I know, it was unclear =(”

Kassie DePaiva reminds fans that “The Divas [of Daytime TV] really want to show ABC we have strong fan support in the Dallas /Fort Worth area. So if You can get to Billy Bob’s on August 22 for s free concert we would be thrilled to sing for You!!!!”

And finally, time for a shameless plug for my own new Twitter page dedicated to everything “One Life to Live” related on Soap Opera Network. As a starting goal, it would great to reach 100 followers by Saturday, August 1st. So sign up if you haven’t already. I will try to update the page on a daily basis with trivia, links to articles about “OLTL” at SON, breaking news, and much more. Be sure to check it out!

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

Discussion: Tallulah Bean Leads a Dog’s ‘Life’

Monday, July 27, 2009 9:00 PM PT | By Errol Lewis

Kirsten Storms and Brandon Barash (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital’s” Brandon Barash (Johnny Zacchara) and Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones) are two prominent soap figures in the Twitterverse, and are good friends on and off the set, but don’t expect to see a Jaxie pairing anytime soon as long as Kirsten has something to say about it.

“No way. He’s getting around now. There can only be one of those in a relationship [laughs],” said Storms referring to Maxie and Johnny changing bed mates in such short time periods. “She doesn’t want me anymore. I’ve been used up,” Barash responds. Though he continues with, “In life there are passengers and there are drivers. Two drivers in a relationship doesn’t work.”

When Brandon joined the cast in 2007, his character, Johnny, was involved in a love story with Julie Marie Berman’s Lulu Spencer. Unfortunately, the coupling came to an end earlier this year when the show opted to move the character in a different direction. Enter Maxie Jones (Storms).

Maxie and Lulu (Berman) moved in together in order to save money on rent. Johnny stayed over their apartment so much that he became a third roommate. His presence in the apartment led to a sexual attraction between him and Maxie that resulted in a kiss. The kiss led to the break up of Johnny and Lulu and Maxie and Damien Spinelli (Bradford Anderson). Months later, Johnny now finds himself in a tawdry affair with Olivia Falconeri (Lisa LoCicero) and Maxie is getting marriage proposals from Spinelli (Anderson).

Johnny Zacchara’s relationship with older woman Olivia (LoCicero) brings a new twist to daytime as it involves a third wheel, namely older man Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and the secret baby Olivia shares with him. That baby, Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna), is about the same age as Johnny. What does Barash think about the age difference between his character and LoCicero’s Olivia? “The thing that I find the most odd is on the show they play it up to be this huge age difference, but in real-life we’re just 9-years apart.” Speaking of LoCicero, fans got on my case when I mentioned that the actress looked a little like film star Sandra Bullock, but Barash thinks “she’s prettier.”

What happens when Kirsten and Brandon learn their characters will be involved in another love scene? What are their reactions?

Kirsten Storms: “I [say] it all the time. ‘I have to take my clothes of with who?”‘

Brandon Barash: “I’m taking my clothes off again? I just did it yesterday.”

Don’t think Barash hasn’t thought about it, but what would it be like for Johnny being a daddy in the future? “I think that would be very interesting. I wouldn’t be opposed to that.” As for the loss of Claudia’s baby, which he didn’t divulge during the time this interview took place, he says “It’s always sad, the loss of any baby born or unborn is always a sad thing. [If or] when that happens, you’ll see some very interesting drama.”

The World of Twitter

Fans have noticed that the two Tweet each other often, and some wonder if they realize that their fans are following everything they say. According to Storms, “When he says something outrageous, I have to call him out on it.” As for Brandon, he finds himself “Tweeting” when something strikes his interest. “It all depends on where I am and if something strikes me as interesting, I will ‘Tweet’ about it,” he says.

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

Discussion: One Time at Fan Camp: Brandon and Kirsten

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    Monday, July 27, 2009 6:13 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    Walt Willey (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Find out who’s in and who’s out on “All My Children” this August.

    In their latest issue, Soap Opera Digest reports that Walt Willey’s character, Jackson Montgomery will be heading off to Europe. The trip will be off-screen and for an undisclosed amount of time. Willey will air just once in August (during the week of Aug. 17th). Many fans feel this is ominous news for the 20 year “All My Children” veteran who was recently pulled into the show’s consuming murder-mystery storyline after a long period in the backburner cafe. ABC assures that “this is just the way the storyline is going now, nothing more.” Willey is currently performing in a one week tour of a community production of “The Odd Couple” in Ottawa, Illonois, alongside “AMC’s” Jill Larson

    Stuart Chandler, played by the great David Canary, will make at least one more appearance on the soap. Stuart, who last paid a “helpful” visit to the prime suspect in his murder, Kendall (Alicia Minshew), on Friday, July 24, will appear to Mrs. Slater again on Wednesday, August 5.

    Stuart’s wife’s next hiatus from “AMC” could very well be a long one as Marian Colby Chandler is carted off to a psychiatric facility after she shoots one of Pine Valley’s citizens. Jennifer Bassey’s Marian takes aim on Friday, August 7.

    In other “AMC” casting news, Anna Koonin returns as David Hayward’s (Vincent Irizarry) loyal personal nurse, Gayle, for a couple of episodes beginning on the week of August 24. Lorenzo Pisoni, who has played A.D.A. Andrew Willis since Friday, July 10, and Stephanie Gatschet, who has played the Madison North since Friday, June 19, will continue to air on “AMC” throughout the summer. Look for Joel Fabiani to put in a few appearances as Adam’s favorite attorney of the past decade, Barry Shire, beginning on the week of August 17. Shannon Kane will have a big August as Jesse Hubbard’s (Darnell Williams) headstrong daughter from another mother, Natalia Fowler. Jill Larson’s frequent airings came to an abrupt halt in July – but don’t worry, Opal Cortlandt will be seen a lot more in August. On the opposite end of the spectrum, J.R. Martinez’s Brot Monroe all but disappears for the month.

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

    Discussion: ‘AMC’s’ August Casting Notes

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    • Brot Monroe
    • Walt Willey
    • David Canary
    • Jennifer Bassey
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    • Stuart Chandler
    • Marian Colby
    • Anna Koonin
    • Nurse Gayle
    • Stephanie Gatschet
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    • Natalia Fowler
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      Monday, July 27, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, July 27, 2009.


      Annie plays up being hurt when Adam turns down her marriage proposal. Once alone, Annie’s display of being hurt turns to one of cunning as she vows that she will become Mrs. Adam Chandler.

      Ryan and Erica take Emma to the hospital, where she remains unresponsive. Emma makes a surprising move while being questioned by Willis.

      Zach takes matters into his own hands when Kendall continues to insist she shot Stuart and heads to Adam’s. Zach lures Annie to the terrace and then fires his gun into the parlor where Adam is.

      Taylor realizes that she wants a baby of her own while taking care of Trevor. Trevor’s allure also proves irresistible for Amanda.

      Frankie, Angie and Jesse are devastated when Randi loses the baby. Angie knows Jesse is keeping something from her.

      On the Next All My Children…

      • Adam thinks Annie tried to kill him.
      • Zach tells Kendall her nightmare is over.
      • David gets closer to Liza.

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

      OLTL Recap: Monday, July 27, 2009

      Monday, July 27, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, July 27, 2009.


      “Ghost of a Chance”

      Stacy enjoys the exquisite torture of leading Gigi on, privately knowing she can crush her at any time. Bo advises Rex to tell Gigi the truth or risk having her hear it from someone else. Rex questions Bo’s feelings for Nora. Rex races to the loft after learning Gigi is there alone with Stacy. Stacy drops her bomb on Rex and Gigi.

      Delphina picks up some strange vibes when Renee asks her to try and contact Asa’s spirit.

      Things go from to worse at the party at Asa’s lodge to celebrate Viki and Charlie upcoming wedding, along with Clint and Nora’s. Everyone can’t help but wonder if the evening is cursed after a series of seemingly bad omens.

      Jessica remembers Nash but if glad to have found Brody.

      Someone is lurking at the lodge.

      On the Next One Life to Live…

      • Stacy drops a bombshell.
      • Viki and Clint have a tender moment.
      • Matthew witnesses Bo and Nora kissing.

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

      Monday, July 27, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, July 27, 2009.


      Claudia vows revenge on the driver responsible for the crash.

      Jason enlists Robin to talk to Mac on Michael’s behalf. Jason takes Michael back to the Quartermaines after Mac releases him on bail. Jax tries to keep Carly in the dark about Michael’s arrest but she sees the news report on TV, causing her blood pressure to spike dangerously. Carly tells Jax and Jason she’s certain Michael didn’t cause the car accident. Sonny confronts Michael.

      Sam questions the way Alexis is parenting Kristina. Alexis is stopped short when Sam reveals she thinks it’s possible that Kristina might have caused Claudia’s accident.

      On the Next General Hospital…

      • Carly accuses Alexis of framing Michael.
      • Sam becomes more convinced of Kristina’s guilt.
      • Michael breaks down when confronted by Sonny.

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

      Monday, July 5, 2009 2:50 PM PT | By Errol Lewis

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Lisa LoCicero joined fans during her Brunch with Lisa LoCicero event during the “General Hospital” Fan Club Weekend.


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      Discussion: GHFCW 2009: Brunch with Lisa LoCicero

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        Monday, July 5, 2009 12:20 PM PT | By Errol Lewis

        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Fans of ABC’s “General Hospital” gather for a pre-meet and greet during the 21st Annual “General Hospital” Fan Club Weekend.


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        Discussion: GHFCW 2009: Kick Off Party

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          GL PreVUE: Week of July 27 Edition

          Monday, July 27, 2009 1:08 AM ET | By Venus Stone

          alt (SoapOperaNetwork.com) –The fight of his life…


          All of Springfield continue to pay respects to Jeffrey, Monday, July 27. Marina refuses to give up on proving her innocence to Mallet. Olivia opens up to Ava about her feelings for Natalia.

          The Inside Story: Holding on to Hope

          Phillip has a heart to heart with Lillian and admits that he wants to make things right with Alan. Lilllian voices her skepticism about Alan when Phillip shares his father’s story about his draft. Meanwhile, Alan, wanting to make sure James is far away from Daisy, plans on keeping him busy at Spaulding Enterprises. During a visit from James, Josh puts Daisy on the spot by calling him her boyfriend. In the meantime, Alan voices his concerns to James that he needs to be a part of the family,in the hopes of looking strong and united. Phillip, on the other hand, isn’t focused on the board meeting and tells Alan he has something to handle. He soon finds himself meeting with Ed for a check-up and learns from him that there is a new procedure that can save him. When Phillip returns home, he walks in on Alan and James arguing. Alan takes Phillip to task informing him that he needs to help him put James in line. Phillip, however, snuffs Alan’s suggestion and informs him he has other plans to bring the family together. Later that day, Alan walks in on a telephone conversation Phillip is having and wonders what is going on. Phone call completed, Phillip finds James and advises him to think before he does things since he wants to be the one to help break the bitter cycle of father/son battles. He then shares with James that he has a plan that could be that to rest once and for all. Worried that Phillip is setting his sights on Spaulding Enterprises, Alan corners Rick in hopes of finding out if he knows anything about Phillip’s plan. Rick, curious as to what is going on spots Phillip on his way to see Ed but Phillip quickly covers Once alone with Ed, Phillip tells Ed he’s not taking the option for treatment; but rather dedicate his time to do his best to put the Spaulding family back together. Back at the Spaulding mansion, James lets slip to Alan that Phillip shared with him that he was working on a plan to help the family. Alan assumes it’s his decision to take over the company. When Phillip sees Alan, he lets his father know that he’s heading out of town for a few days; Alan quickly offers to accompany him.

          A Closer Look: Finishing What Was Started
          Buzz opens up to Lillian and tells her how much he misses Coop. He later tells Frank about a book that Coop was writing about Jenna’s life, pointing out that he wants to make it happen.. Frank tells Buzz that Coop’s belongings are still in the school locker. Buzz heads over to the school and pours over his belongings, finding the tapes and notebook that are specifically for the book. Meanwhile, Mel, who has went to see Cyrus, tells him that Buzz will be willing to speak on his behalf.but the case if far from being an easy one. Buzz heads home and begins going through the tapes of Jenna and realizes Coop had been working for months on research about her. Meanwhile Buzz shows up at the police station and asks Cyrus just how much he knows about Coop’s book and soon posts his bail so he can help him out.

          What To Watch

          • Shayne shares some good new with Reva
          • Reva breaks down
          • Frank is upset by Buzz’s actions

          Guiding Light News and Headlines

          • Dorothy Lyman, Emmy award winning actress, will come to the show as ‘Joanne’ Monday, August 3
          • Fiona Hutchinson reprises her role as the ghostly “Jenna”on Wednesday, July 29 and Thursday, August 13
          • Tom Pelphrey returns to the show as ‘Jonathan Randall” on Wednesday, August 5
          • Maureen Garrett comes back to Springfield as ‘Holly Lindsey-Reade. She returns to the show Wednesday, August 26
          • Frank Dicopoulous (“Frank Cooper”) will be the honorary chairperson for FAAN Walk for Food Allergy: Moving Toward a Cure in Long Beach, NJ on Saturday, September 12. Please visit FAAN for more detailed information.
          • Murray Bartlett (“Cyrus”) and other daytime stars will set sail on Soap Cruise, the Third Voyage on Thursday, January 28 until Monday, 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 “GL” during the week of July 20, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

          SON ALERTS: WEEK OF AUGUST 3, 2009

          • Alan finally learns everything
          • Frank’s evesdropping gives him key information

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

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          Discussion: GL PreVUE: Week of July 27 Edition

          Sunday, July 26, 2009 11:10 PM ET | By Venus Stone

          alt (SoapOperaNetwork.com) –Making his move…


          Henry’s life is turned upside down when his mother comes to Oakdale on Monday, July 27.Margo and Riley’s closeness makes Tom suspicious. On Thursday, July 30, Holden and Lily aren’t pleased to learn who Luke wants to work for.

          The Inside Story: Falling for Trouble

          In search for Paul after his generous gesture to help Dusty, Meg heads over to Fairwinds only to find Paul and Emily undressed. Flustered, Meg gets ready to bolt but Paul, seeing her embarrassment kindly asks her to tell him what she came to say. Meg says that she’s thankful for his helping Dusty. She also points out that he’s the man she fell in love with. Paul tells her that while he is thankful for her kind words, he’s not opting to have the surgery to regain his memories. An upset Meg can’t understand why he would ever want to forget about their daughter. After Meg has left, Paul and Emily pick up where they left off; remaining intimate throughout the entire day. Things however turn awkward when Paul gives Emily money. Emily thinks he’s paying her for her ‘services’ but Paul reassures her that the money is for her to get back on her feet while finding a new job. In the meantime, an upset Meg leans on Damian, expressing how Paul isn’t interested in her. Pulling her into his arms, Damian tells Meg that Paul is a fool and takes her to bed to make love.

          A Closer Look: Under Watchful Eye

          Casey and Alison get back into the groove of being together by taking in a concert on the roof. Things soon progress for them as they share a tender kiss; which unfortunately is interrupted by Margo calling for him to come home. When Casey arrives, Margo tells him that Tom wants Riley to work in Milwaukee and suggests Casey talk him out of it. Casey finds Tom and asks why he wants Riley gone. Tom tells Casey he believes that Riley and Margo are having an affair with one another. Not wanting to give away the truth, Casey tells Tom not to send Riley away because it would only show Margo that he doesn’t trust her. Later that evening, Margo and Tom share quality time together while Casey talks to Riley before returning to his date with Alison.

          What To Watch

          • Lily can’t shake her feeling regarding Damian
          • Sage takes off after finding a letter from Carly
          • Janet gets a surprise

          As the World Turns News and Headlines

          • Lynn Herring will join the show as ‘Henry Coleman’s’ mom, Audrey. Herring’s first airdate is Friday, July 27
          • Michael Woods appears as “Jay Stanhope”, Audrey’s boyfriend Monday, August 3.
          • Van Hansis (“Luke Snyder”) and Jake Silbermann (“Noah Mayer”) will attend their first European fan event in France beginning October 17 at Auditorium Jean-de-La-Fontaine 25, Avenue du General Sarrail. For more information please visit MGC Events for more detailed information.
          • Austin Peck and Julie Pinson will join other daytime stars as they set sail on Soap Cruise, The Third Voyage on Thursday, January 28 through Monday, 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 July 20, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

          SON ALERTS: WEEK OF AUGUST 3, 2009

          • Liberty wants Parker’s full attention
          • Paul sets forward in being a new man

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

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          Discussion: ATWT PreVUE: Week of July 27 Edition