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


  • All My Children
  • AMC
  • Shannon Kane
  • JR Martinez
  • Brot Monroe
  • Walt Willey
  • David Canary
  • Jennifer Bassey
  • Lorenzo Pisoni
  • Andrew Willis
  • Jackson Montgomery
  • Stuart Chandler
  • Marian Colby
  • Anna Koonin
  • Nurse Gayle
  • Stephanie Gatschet
  • Madison North
  • Natalia Fowler
  • Jill Larson
  • Opal Corlandt

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


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

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    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.



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


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

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    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.



    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.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    “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 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


    • SOAPnet
    • ABC
    • ABC.com
    • General Hospital
    • GH
    • Lisa LoCicero
    • Fan Club Weekend

      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


      • SOAPnet
      • ABC
      • ABC.com
      • General Hospital
      • GH
      • Brandon Barash
      • Drew Garrett
      • Lexi Ainsworth
      • Dominic Zamprogna
      • Ronnie Marmo
      • Christian Alexander
      • Carolyn Hennesy
      • Lisa LoCicero
      • Aaron Refvem
      • Fan Club Weekend

        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…

        THIS WEEK ON: GUIDING LIGHT

        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…

        THIS WEEK ON: AS THE WORLD TURNS

        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



        Sunday, July 26, 2009 5:07 PM PT | By Errol Lewis

        Tamara Braun (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Former “All My Children” and “General Hospital” starlet Tamara Braun lands a prominent role on hit TNT drama series “Saving Grace” starring Holly Hunter.

        Braun will play the recurring role of Renee Ellen, who sparks an immediate attraction with Detective Ham Dewey (Kenny Johnson). Detective Dewey is the on-screen love interest of the shows main character Grace Hanadarko (Hunter). According to TV Guide.com, Braun will appear in at least two episodes of the series. Her first airdate is Tuesday, July 28.

        Prior to”Grace,” Braun was last seen as Reese Williams on ABC’s “All My Children.” Reese married Bianca Montgomery (Eden Riegel) in February, marking television’s first lesbian wedding. In 2008, the actress had a story-arc on NBC’s “Days of our Lives” as Ava Vitali, a character that attracted a huge fan following and provided Braun with her second Daytime Emmy Award Nomination. She’s nominated this year in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category. To find out if the actress wins the award, tune into The CW on Sunday, August 30 at 8:00 PM ET/PT for the live telecast of “The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.”

        From 2001-2005, Braun portrayed the role of Carly Corinthos on ABC’s “General Hospital,” a role which garnered her first Daytime Emmy Award nomination in 2004 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. The actress has also appeared in a number of Jerry Bruckheimer dramas including “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Cold Case” and “Without a Trace.” She enjoyed critical acclaim for her role in the independent film “Little Chenier” in 2006.

        “Saving Grace” airs Tuesdays on TNT. Check local listings.


        Discussion: Tamara Braun Does ‘Saving Grace’


        • All My Children
        • Eden Riegel
        • Tamara Braun
        • Days of our Lives
        • SOAPnet
        • ABC
        • ABC.com
        • General Hospital
        • Daytime Emmy Award
        • Jerry Bruckheimer
        • Holly Hunter
        • Kenny Johnson
        • Carly Corinthos
        • Renee Ellen
        • Saving Grace
        • TNT
        • TNT.tv
        • Emmy

          Sunday, July 26, 2009 3:27 PM PT | By Errol Lewis

          Derk Cheetwood (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Derk Cheetwood portrays Max Giambetti on ABC’s “General Hospital,” and is the older brother of Drew Cheetwood, who plays his on-screen brother Milo Giambetti, but did you know that he loves his Twitter and is ready to start auditioning again?

          Before Twitter became a big mass media tool, Derk created an account where he could catch up with his friends and family and let them know what he was up to. A typical tweet could be something as simple as “Swinging at the bank trying to close an account. Fun, fun, fun!” Now the actor has over 900 followers, mostly his fans, who have come far and away just to catch up with their favorite actor. Who can we thank? One Sarah Brown (Claudia Zacchara).

          “She [finally] saw that I was on Twitter, and she was like ‘Oh, you’re own Twitter?’ and I was like ‘yeah,’ she’s like ‘I’ll tell everyone you’re on Twitter and it’s really you’ and the next week I had 300 or 400 people sign up,” said Cheetwood. “I was like wow, ‘you’ve got pull man. You’re crazy.’”

          Prior to joining the cast of “GH” in 2002, Cheetwood has had a extensive acting career in both film and television. He got his big break in 1995 after appearing in an episode of “Brotherly Love” starring the Lawrence Brothers (Joseph, Matthew and Andrew). In 1996, he guest-starred in episodes of FOX’s “Beverly Hills, 90210″ and NBC’s “Something So Right.” He would later appear in episodes of “Jag,” “Ally McBeal,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Medium” and “Desperate Housewives.”

          Did you know? Derk appeared opposite Kevin Costner in the 1997 film “The Postman.” Cheetwood later married Cari Costner, Kevin’s niece, in August 2006. The two have a daughter, Kylie Danielle, who is a year-and-a-half old. In 2000, he starred along-side Matthew McConaughey in the film “U-571.” A year later he again starred opposite McConaughey in “Frailty,” which finds Cheetwood as FBI Agent Griffin Hull hot on the trail of a serial killer.

          In case you were wondering what he’s been up to, acting wise, Cheetwood says “nothing right now.” Since the birth of his child in January 2008, he’s been “chilling for a bit.” Though don’t be surprised to see the actor venturing into new territories in the future as he’s ready to get back out there auditioning. “I just signed with an agent,” he says.

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


          Discussion: One Time at Fan Camp: Derk Cheetwood


          • SOAPnet
          • ABC
          • ABC.com
          • General Hospital
          • Beverly Hills
          • 90210
          • GH
          • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
          • CSI
          • Derk Cheetwood
          • Cari Costner
          • Drew Cheetwood
          • Jag
          • Medium
          • Twitter
          • Desperate Housewives
          • Kevin Costner
          • Matthew McConaughey
          • Joey Lawrence
          • Matthew Lawrence
          • Andrew Lawrence
          • Max Giambetti
          • Milo Giambetti
          • U-571
          • Brotherly Love
          • Ally McBeal
          • Something So Right
          • Frailty