Monday, July 13, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Monday, July 13, 2009.


Madison tells Zach that the woman North was having a liaison with killed him and that Jesse is also involved. Madison claims to Zach that she destroyed the surveillance tapes from the hotel.

Zach takes the case files Madison offers and later blackmails Liza into representing Kendall.

Marissa offers to help David prove his theory that Liza’s baby is really his and Amanda’s son. David gets a sample of Stuart’s DNA.

Ryan and Aidan wash their hands of Kendall and Annie, respectively.

Erica and Ryan think about the fun time they had together.

Annie continues to work her wiles on Adam.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Zach subtly tells Jesse he knows the truth.
  • Amanda asks Jake if he gave her baby to Liza.
  • Kendall questions why Liza would agree to take her case.

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

Monday, July 13, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Monday, July 13, 2009.


Jason pays Anthony Zacchara a visit in prison. Anthony lies to Jason, claiming he has nothing to do with the current strife between Sonny and the Zacchara’s.

Sonny agrees to give Dominic a chance to prove himself. Claudia makes it clear she hates the idea of Dominic being around.

After arguing with Claudia, Sonny slams out and heads to Olivia’s. Sonny and Olivia argument ends with a surprise.

Spinelli is paralyzed with stage fright when he finally takes the stage at Jake’s.

Ethan grows increasingly jealous watching Rebecca and Nikolas together.

Jason is left speechless by the sight of Sam in the sexy outfit she’s wearing for her undercover work.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Dominic suggests that he and Claudia could help each other.
  • Ethan puts the pressure on Rebecca.
  • Claudia confronts Sonny about being with Olivia.

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

Monday, July 13, 2009 4:20 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

Lorenzo Pisoni ( — Casting happenings for the month of July on “All My Children.”

Now that the District Attorney has been murdered too, look for Assistant District Attorney Andrew Willis to take over Stuart Chandler’s (David Canary) murder investigation and trial. A.D.A. Willis, played by Lorenzo Pisoni, was first seen on Friday, July 10.

Pisoni has appeared in numerous theatre productions, probaby most famously opposite Daniel Radcliffe in the Broadway production of “Equus.” “Equus,” a Peter Shaffer play, is about a young man who has a disturbing fixation on horses and it is of course the play that so famously showcased a nude “Harry Potter.” Pisoni played Nugget, the horse (and stable boy) that Radcliffe rides and comes to see as a godlike presence. The handsome actor is also a talented circus performer. Pisoni spent twenty years working in the family business and has performed in the prestigious Cirque Du Soleil.

Pisoni will air as A.D.A. Andrew Willis through at least early August.

Kieran Campion will make one more appearance as the murdered District Attorney Henry North. North was last seen as a rotting corpse on Wednesday, July 8.

Jennifer Bassey returns to “All My Children” for at least four episodes starting on Tuesday, July 21. Marian will put the pressure on her daughter, Liza (Jamie Luner), and according to Nelson Branco’s Suds Report column she also returns to put some pressure on a gun trigger. Bassey was last seen on “AMC” for a cluster of performances surrounding the death of Marian’s husband, Stuart, in May.

Speaking of Stuart, David Canary will reprise the role of Adam Chandler’s good-natured twin on Friday, July 24 for a beyond the grave visit to the main suspect in his murder, Kendall Hart Slater (Alicia Minshew).

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    Monday, July 13, 2009 9:03 AM ET | By Venus Stone

    alt ( — Startling revelations…


    Adam and Dr. Taylor scheme to keep Ashley in the dark, Monday, July 13. That same day, Cane and Billy come to a heated exchange regarding Mac. Thursday, July 16 Lily finds herself dealing with a health issue.

    The Inside Story: You Don’t Know Me
    Still unsure on whether his family will understand the true reason in his faking his death, Phillip keeps mum. The following day, Katherine is being released from the hospital but her family and loved ones are still in the arguing mood back at the Chancellor mansion. Billy hits a nasty nerve when he makes a snarky remark at Phillip which sets Nina off. Jill, having witnessed her reaction, begins to believe her ex-daughter-in-law may know more about Phillip than she’s letting on. Alone, Nina tells Phillip in private that it is time to stop hiding the truth and tell his family what’s really going on. Phllip realizes that Nina is right and he decides to tell everyone the truth. Katherine, who has come home from the hospital is present with Jill and all when Phillip tells them that the reason why he left was because he didn’t want to disappoint them for being gay. Jill, while accepting of his homosexuality, is furious that it has kept him away from his family for over twenty years. Kay, on the other hand has some stern words for Phillip. Phillip’s revelation soon finds itself causing a chain of blame between Katherine and Jill, who both point the finger at one another for being the cause of Phillip leaving. Meanwhile, Cane come to the mansion to announce that he is leaving Genoa City forever.

    A Closer Look: A Marriage Hanging By a Thread
    With Summer slowly recovering from her coma, Nick begins to realize that he can’t be away from her again. When he tells Phyllis that he wants to be by her side with Summer, Phyllis is instantly wary of the idea.. She points out that he keeps going back and forth between her and Sharon and she can’t deal with that again She also points out that Summer has been through enough and his constant ‘change of heart’ will only keep the young girl confused. Nick however, tells Phyllis that his mind is made up; he wants to save their marriage. Nick soon finds himself telling Sharon that he’d going to make his marriage work. Even though she’s heartbroken she believes it is for the best. Meanwhile Sharon is fingered for the ‘theft’ of Victor’s wallet. When Nick here’s this, he quickly comes to Sharon’s aide but Victor and Sharon both tell him he needs to keep himself with his own family; she is no longer his responsibility.

    What To Watch

    • Adam uses Mary Jane to his advantage
    • Ashley and Victor tie the knot in a flash
    • Victor gives Gloria reason to return to plotting against Jack

    The Young and the Restless News and Headlines

    • John Driscoll joins the cast as ‘Phillip Chancellor IV’ beginning Thursday, July 16
    • Steven Richard Harris will reprise his role as ‘Aidan’ the bartender that had a tryst with Jill. His airdates are Tuesday, July 14 and Wednesday, July15. For more information on Steven Richard Harris, go to the latest news here on Soap Opera Network.
    • Actress Vail Bloom, who plays legal eagle ‘Heather Stevens’ will make an appearance on the hit HBO series ‘Entorage’ Sunday, July 26.
    • Congratulations are in order for onscreen and offscreen married couple Thad Luckinbill, ‘JT Helstrom’ and Amelia Heinle, ‘Victoria Newman Helstrom’ who are expecting another addition into their family. Word is that the couple will be welcoming a baby girl this time around.
    • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on "Y&R" during the week of July 6, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.


    • Sharon once again can’t make up her mind in men
    • Adam double-crosses Mary Jane
    • Daniel continues to get in too deep

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

    Discussion: Y&R PreVUE: Week of July 13 Edition

    Monday, July 13, 2009 8:41 AM ET | By Venus Stone

    alt ( –Costly error…


    Alison thinks Hunter should meet his new family on Monday, July 13. Noah gets some help from the new professor, Wednesday, July 15. Henry’s actions is the last straw for Vienna.

    The Inside Story: Revenge Gone Bad

    Meg learns from Lily that Paul was the one that set up both Damian and Dusty. Furious at his actions Meg blasts Paul in front of Barbara. Dusty and Damian on the other hand are already huddled together to pay Paul back. Damian passes over information to Dusty on contacting a guy who deals with demolitions. Damian believes that if they frame Paul for placing a bomb in one of his warehouses, where it will cause Dusty’s ‘death’. Dusty, meanwhile arranges for Paul to come to the warehouse, while Damian is to appear with the authorities before the bomb’s detonation. Damian however backs out and confesses all to Meg and they both soon frantically try to get to the warehouse to stop Dusty. Unfortunately they are unable to disarm the bomb and Paul takes off with it to try to get rid of it but it explodes. When the dust settles, Damian quickly deflects the blame off of himself by telling Margo he knew nothing about what was going on. Dusty is furious by Damian’s deceit and it only mounts when the demolition man that Damian hired tells Margo he never heard of him before. Back at the hospital Bob announces while working on Paul he discovered some form of chip in his brain and that the chip could have been used to control him. Barbara instantly thinks of James as being the possible one to do something like that. The minute Paul wakes up, Barbara is there to see if he’s alright; unfortunately he doesn’t recognize her.

    A Closer Look: The End of the Line
    Carly, who continues to deny that she has a drinking problem, is confronted by Rosanna, Craig and Jack. They insist she gets professional help for her addiction; however Carly says she doesn’t need to see a professional, she just needs to go away for a bit. Craig agrees and takes her to a cabin. While Craig is gone, Carly beigins to prepare dinner but finds herself drinking a bottle of wine. Craig returns to the cabin to find that Carly is not there. He soon finds her passed out and decides to take her back to Milltown where her family tells her she needs to get some help; to which she finally relents to.

    What To Watch

    • Hunter gets too protective of Alison
    • Casey and Riley get into another argument
    • Katie calls Henry out on his actions

    As the World Turns News and Headlines

    • Congratulations to Maura West (‘Carly’) and husband Scott DeFreitas newest edition to the family. Birdie West DeFreitas arrived, Tuesday, June 16 at 5:33 PM, weighing 7 lbs 13 oz. Maura is currently on maternity leave
    • Vanessa Ray will come to the show as ‘Teri Ciccone’, Janet’s sister. She will arrive on the show at the end of July
    • Lynn Herring will join the show as ‘Henry Coleman’s’ mom, Audrey. Herring’s first airdate is Friday, July 24
    • Michael Woods will appear on the show as ‘Jay’, the boyfriend of ‘Audrey’. His first airdate on teh show will be Friday, July 31
    • 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 July 6, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.


    • Someone from Henry’s past comes to Oakdale
    • Meg gets an eyeful of Paul
    • Sage takes off

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    Discussion: ATWT PreVUE: Week of July 13 Edition

    Saturday, July 11, 2009 10:17 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

    SON Top 10 ( — Offline for nearly seven months, only two weeks of data posted, fanbases at war, board members angered. What the heck happened to my SON Top 10? Your questions answered.

    What is It?

    Soap Opera Network‘s Top 10 Chart (SON Top 10 for short) was a poll created for fans of daytime’s best actors and actresses to vote on who they thought was the best performing talent during a given week. The poll included the best couples and the best soaps. Nearly two years after its demise, it was brought back for members of our SON Community and readers of Unfortunately, certain fanbases stuffed the ballots to such an extent that counting votes made it universally impossible to accurately report the results without either disqualifying said fanbase from participation or hurting the integrity of the Soap Opera Network staff.

    Solution and Requirements

    After being offline and seemingly banished from the website for nearly seven months, Soap Opera Network‘s staff has worked together on ways they think the polling system could be brought back without causing much harm or drama.

    The SON Top 10 will return to the world wide web on Friday, July 17, 2009. Votes can be cast for actors and actresses who appeared on “All My Children,” “As The World Turns,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Days of our Lives,” “General Hospital,” “Guiding Light,” “One Life to Live,” and “The Young and the Restless” during the week of July 13, 2009. An actor or actress must have appeared on the soap during the polling week in order to qualify for that week’s poll. Votes cast for actors or actresses not appearing during the given timeframe will not count.

    In order to cast a vote for the SON Top 10, you MUST be a registered member of the SON Community. We will no longer be accepting votes from non-members. You will not be able to vote without being a registered member, so don’t waste your time. We will no longer be featuring the couples category (or the PC “duos”) in the SON Top 10. We will debut a new poll for couples in August.

    To Register: SON Community Registration

    If you have any questions or concerns about the new SON Top 10, please send your inquiries to [email protected]

    Discussion: SON Top 10: One More Go, One More Shot

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      Saturday, July 11, 2009 7:21 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

      Michael Jackson ( — The memorial service for Michael “The King of Pop” Jackson on Tuesday, July 7 resulted in six of the remaining eight soap operas not airing, which has pushed five soaps behind schedule and one canceled soap airless.

      ABC’s “All My Children,” “General Hospital” and “One Life to Live,” CBS’ “As The World Turns” and NBC’s “Days of our Lives” are currently airing one day behind, which has pushed airdates for new and returning characters to the soaps back. CBS’ “Guiding Light” aired in parts of the east coast as the soap airs at 10:00 AM in some cities, however, the soap was pre-empted in much of the country despite CBS’ anticipation of airing the show in progress. Jackson’s memorial service was originally scheduled to air from 1:00 to 2:30 PM on the East Coast and 10:00 to 11:30 AM on the West Coast, but it did not end until 4:00 PM Eastern and 1:00 PM Pacific time. CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” were the only soaps to air original episodes nationally without interruption as the network pushed the shows’ airings to earlier timeslots.

      What follows are updated notes on comings and goings from some of your favorite daytime soap operas:

      Lynn Herring Heads to Oakdale- now airs Monday, July 27.
      March ‘Comes Out’ for ‘World Turns’ – now airs Wednesday, July 15.

      Former ‘GH’ Actor Returns to ‘DAYS’ – airdate tentatively re-scheduled for Tuesday, August 11.

      Who Needs Kate? Lisa LoCicero Placed on Contract – Re: Megan Ward; now airs Thursday, July 16.
      Who’s That Boy? ‘GH’s’ Christian Alexander – now airs Wednesday, July 15.
      Sebastian Roche Brings Evil Back to Port Charles – re-scheduled; airdate unconfirmed at this time.
      Bruce Weitz Brings Anthony Back to ‘GH’ – now airs Monday, July 13.
      Ronnie Marmo Brings Fun to ‘GH’ – aired on Friday, July 10.

      All other casting notes are currently on schedule, but still subject to change.


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        Saturday, July 11, 2009 6:01 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

        As The World Turns ( — Further confirming that “Guiding Light” will truly come to an end when it last airs on Friday, September 18 on CBS, TeleNext Media, producers of the soap, announced on Wednesday, July 8 that “Guiding Light” Head Writer David Kreizman will join the writing team of “As The World Turns” along-side Head Writer Jean Passanante, thereby forming a New Headwriting team for the soap. The announcement was made by “As The World Turns” Executive Producer, Christopher Goutman.

        “I am thrilled that Dave and Jean will make up the new headwriting team for ‘As The World Turns,’” said Goutman. “Both writers have an incredible respect for the show’s rich history and I am confident this partnership will generate the exciting, character-based stories for which ‘As The World Turns’ is known for.”

        Before joining the writing team of “Guiding Light” in 1997, Kreizman was a Production Intern with the soap in 1995 and served as a Production Coordinator and an Associate Producer. In 2004, he was named Headwriter for which he won a 2007 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing Team in a Drama Series. In 2001, Kreizman was part of the writing team of MTV’s “Spyder Games,” the short-lived soap opera that spawned a large cult-following upon its cancellation.

        Jean Passanante was named Head Writer of “As The World Turns” in 2005, following the departure of Hogan Sheffer, who now serves as a Co-Head Writer on CBS’ “The Young and the Restless.”

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

        Discussion: David Kreizman Joins ‘World Turns’ Writing Team

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          ( — After months of speculation that Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) was getting the shaft by CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” and its producer Sony Pictures Television, TV Guide Magazine‘s Michael Logan sat down with the actress who confirms that she has signed a new deal with the soap after contract negotiations hit a stand-still.

          “Negotiations are a necessary evil and are always very bizarre. I guess maybe with me more so than other actors. I don’t know why that is. It’s the nature of the world I’ve chosen to live in,” said Scott.

          “It’s always the same scenario. First, contact is initiated. The protectors of both sides chat and everything is fine. Things go back and forth in a fairly friendly manner. Time marches on. And eventually there’s a moment—with seemingly no forewarning—when everything changes in the flick of an eye and both sides instinctively know that the dreaded cone of silence has suddenly descended and there will be no more talk and you have to shut down. It’s maddening. But I guess that’s showbiz.”

          Things got so bad that the show was forced to write the character off the canvas despite its plans to eventually work something out with the actress. This resulted in some much needed vacation time for Thomas Scott and a huge storyline plot for “Y&R.”

          “I’m going to take advantage of this overdue breather and have a little “me” time, travel a little bit, get reacquainted with my family and friends. I finished shooting just last Thursday [July 2]. And I really have to hand it to the writers. Nobody knew how this [contract situation] was going to end so they very cleverly figured out a way to get me off the show.”

          Since joining “Y&R” in 1979, Thomas Scott has enjoyed a wonderful and thrilling life. She met future husband Edward J. Scott, former executive producer of the soap, and the two have three daughters, Elizabeth, Alexandra and Jennifer. She was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Daytime Emmy for her work on “The Young and the Restless” in 1999.

          Coming Soon to Y&R: Melody Thomas Scott’s daughter Elizabeth Scott to appear as a background player on the Friday, July 24 episode of the soap.

          For more on Melody’s interview with TV Guide Magazine, head on over to the mag’s website.

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

          Saturday, July 11, 2009 4:03 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

          Greg Vaughan ( — The rarely seen Greg Vaughan (Lucky Spencer) of ABC’s “General Hospital” addresses rumors of his being dropped to recurring status by the soap and his desire to hear what his fan’s think should happen on the drama series.

          On Wednesday, July 8, Vaughan took to his Twitter page in order to squash those pesky rumors that he’s been hearing for the last couple of months. Though he spoke in third person.

          “Rumors, Rumors, Rumors…what should a ‘GH’ fan believe? Better yet, what should a Greg Vaughan fan believe? Rumors have said the actor was put on recurring status months ago despite some saying that simply wasn’t true,” said the actor.

          “Now we’re seeing rumors that Lucky may be heading out of Port Charles. Is this to help his ‘brother’ Ethan [Nathan Parsons] find their wayward father Luke?”

          Anthony Geary, who portrays Luke Spencer on “GH,” recently went on vacation and according to “rumors,” Luke is being held captive somewhere outside of Port Charles and his kids will work together to try and rescue him. It was revealed in late May/early June that Luke was also the father of Ethan via a rewritten rendezvous with Holly (Emma Samms).

          Despite Vaughan’s initial tweeting in third person, he eventually made it clear that his job is secure with the soap.

          “I have not been put on recurring status!!! But, it feels like it!”

          If you are a fan of Vaughan or his character Lucky Spencer, the actor wants to hear from you on what you want to see happen on “GH” and with his character.

          “Please! Speak your mind! It’s your privelege as dedicated fans, right? Let me hear your voice, and what you would like to see happen,” Vaughan said to his fans.

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

          Discussion: Greg Vaughan Discusses Rumors and Fans

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