Thursday, July 2, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “General Hospital” VCR Alerts for the Week of July 6, 2009.


  • Monday: Sonny has a job for Jason and Johnny. Carly makes an unexpected move. Alexis is being set up for a fall.
  • Tuesday: “GH” Pre-empted for Michael Jackson Memorial.
  • Wednesday: Sonny has a closer tie to his enemy than he could ever imagine. Carly and Sonny reach an agreement about Michael. Kristina believes the worst about Alexis.
  • Thursday: Ethan puts demands on Rebecca. Things aren’t looking good for Spinelli. Patrick grows supicious of Alexis.
  • Friday: Johnny thinks Olivia still has a thing for Sonny. Ethan threatens to expose Rebecca. Alexis suffers the consequences of the scandal with the Mayor.

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

‘DAYS’ of Summer Promo

OLTL Recap: Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap -  Wednesday, July 1, 2009.


“Téa, Where the Devil Are My Slippers?”

Natalie, Jared, Rex and Gigi wonder if Stacy might have gotten her hands on the extra supply of the mystery donor’s stem cells. Gigi protests when Rex says he’s going to have to pretend to be with Stacy until they discover the real donor or the missing supply of stem cells. Meanwhile, Gayle gives a baffled Stacy the blood supply she took from Roxy. Stacy questions Gayle, who says her new employer wants Stacy to succeed in her endeavors. Rex begins searching for the bag of blood when he returns home but comes up empty handed. Rex rebuffs Stacy’s attempts at intimacy.

Todd insists he has real feelings for Téa but isn’t able to put those feelings into words. Despite their sparring, Todd and Téa fall into bed together.

Brody gives Jessica a shoulder to lean on and they end up spending the night together.

Natalie and Jared make time for romance.

Fish runs into Kyle at Capricorn before joining Layla for their date. Blair suspects Cristain has feelings for Layla.

Shaun rips into Greg for disappointing Destiny.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Langston helps Starr prepare for her wedding.
  • Dorian and Markko have their work cut out for them.
  • Jessica encourages Brody to consider a new career.

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

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Wednesday, July 1, 2009.


Madison confirms to Zach that North cheats on her and lets him know her husband is planning a weekend getaway. Madison goes on to tell Zach that North once lost the true love of his life. North drops in on Randi, who refuses to give into his threats and go out of town with him. Zach arrives on Randi’s doorstep after seeing North leave her apartment.

Erica drags Kendall away from Annie. After taking her side against Kendall, Adam tells Annie he no longer doubts her innocence. Aidan gives Annie his theory of how she killed Stuart when she catches him spying on her.

Ryan and Erica realize just how dire things are for Kendall. Jesse approaches just as Kendall’s asking Tad to lie when he’s called to the witness stand at her upcoming trial.

Jake makes Amanda feel better when he spins a story about what a great life her son will have, saying he placed him with a loving, young couple. Tad urges Jake to tell Amanda the truth but Jake remains confident that everything will work out.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Randi tries to make a deal with North.
  • Erica gets more than she bargained for when she confronts Annie.
  • Kendall’s fears get the better of her.

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

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Wednesday, July 1, 2009.


Sonny fights the idea of not having Michael living with him but is ultimately forced to agree that sending him to the Quartermaines is what’s best. Michael angrily accuses Sonny and Jason of always bowing to Carly’s wishes. Jason fears the worst as he drops Michael off at the mansion.

Rebecca agrees to move into Wyndemere but has to make a hasty getaway when Ethan threatens to go there if she doesn’t meet him in her room. Ethan accuses Rebecca of actually wanting to be with Nikolas but she assures him the con is still on. Rebecca has conflicting feelings over what she’s doing. Lulu and Nikolas don’t realize they’re both being set up for a fall as they both think Rebecca and Ethan are misunderstood.

Robin admits to Alexis she’s starting to think Mayor Floyd is innocent. Diane proves to be a good friend to Alexis.

Coleman asks Spinelli and Maxie for ideas on how to make Jake’s more profitable.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Robin points the finger at a different murder suspect.
  • Carly panics when she finds out what Michael’s up to.
  • Dominic seeks out Kristina.

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

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 11:52 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

( — According to, Dina Manzo, from the popular Bravo series “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” was seen visiting the “One Life to Live” set late last week.

An interior decorator, Manzo is one of the stars of the hit cable reality show, and was reportedly visiting “OLTL” because “she’s friendly with someone who works there,” according to SOAPnet. It appears however, that the actress was not auditioning for a role with the soap nor was she filming a cameo. Although SON will keep you posted should anything develop.

In other news…

Kassie DePaiva (Blair Manning) reminds fans via Twitter that her character will be singing on Wednesday, July 1st. “Tune in July 1st as Blair takes the stage again at Capricorn to sing ‘Untangled.’ The song was written by my Good friend Jaime Klye. And if you like what you hear….. Let ABC know. Thanks, Kassie” And just today, she posted this reminder: Remember Blair and I will be singing tomorrow on ‘One Life To Live.’ Make sure you watch.”

Chris Stack, who recently departed Llanview with his loving on-screen wife Kathy Brier (Marcie McBain) briefly returns to “OLTL” as Dr. Michael McBain for a handful of episodes beginning Monday, July 13th. Fans may recall that upon his departure from the show earlier this month, the actor gave an interview to Soap Opera Digest, stating that he had fimed some additional scenes involving Shane’s bone marrow transplant, and Stacy, Rex, and Gigi’s storyline. However, the true nature of Michael’s involvement this go around may not be what you think.

Has “One Life to Live” offered longtime vet Robin Strasser (Dorian Cramer Lord) a lump sum of money instead of a new contract with the long-running daytime drama? While no official announcement has been made, some sources have picked up on it. So, you can take that for what it’s worth.

In keeping up with audition script news, viewers may recall that some time back (May 9th to be exact) the show released a casting call for the role of ‘Chad,’ who appeared to be a professional athlete hired by a Llanview mother to teach her little boy how to swim. Well, we can now give you more details about the role. While “One Life” is keeping mum on the identity of the actor hired to portray the dayplayer role, the well-built swim teacher will be hired by Blair to teach little Sam how to swim. However, Ms. Cramer has another agenda in mind when she flirts with the swim god to make Todd jealous and get back at her ex-husband for for flaunting his realationship with Téa in her face. Look for these scenes to air on Monday, July 13th.

Staying on topic, “One Life to Live” released a new audition script today, for the roerole of Phylicia Evans (mother to Shaun, Destiny, and Greg). Remember that the show attempts to throw off fans by changing character names and details in these scripts. The scene opens with Phylicia asking ‘Lisa’ (really Rachel) if she was with ‘Chris’ (really Shaun) when the incident happened. Lisa says no, but her mother, the DA, told her what happened, and that her mother’s ex-husband is the police commissioner. Mrs. Evans says that, according to the newspaper report, Chris was trying to prevent someone from kidnapping the Davis girl and her baby (possibly Starr and Hope). Lisa replies that even after Chris was shot, he still refused to give up trying to help them. Phylicia responds that people have always told her and her husband that they must be so proud of Bobby (Greg) for all his accomplishments, and how Chris always stayed out of the limelight and never tried to draw any attention to himself. She goes on to say Chris risks his life everyday doing what he does, and that no one (including herself) truly appreciates that until something terrible happens. Lisa asks Mrs. Evans if she needs anything, to which the elder lady replies that they are fine. Furthermore, she tells Lisa that she is even nicer and more beautiful then her son said she was. As the scene draws to a close Lisa, surprised says “Chris — he talked about me?” Prompting Mrs. Evans to say yes, and that she is the first girl that he has been serious about in quite some time.

And finally, according to TVGuide Canada’s ‘The Suds Report,’ the “OLTL” studios have gone dark this week because the show is far ahead of schedule in terms of taping episodes, that they are taking a little break.

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

Discussion: ‘Real Housewives’ Dina Manzo Visits ‘One Life’ Set

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 11:18 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

Rick Hearst ( — After some tricky editing, Rick Hearst’s return to CBS’ "The Bold and the Beautiful" as Whipple ‘Whip’ Jones III could be sooner than you think.

According to sources, Rick Hearst’s first airdate has been modified and he will now first air on Thursday, July 16. He was previously scheduled to return to the soap on Friday, July 17. His return date just so happens to coincide with the return of Victor Alfieri as Giovanni Lorenzano.

After being dropped to recurring status by ABC’s "General Hospital" in April, after portraying Ric Lansing for five six-and-a-half years on the soap, Hearst signed a contract with "B&B" in May and began taping right away. His first tape date was Wednesday, May 20. Hearst last aired on "GH" on Friday, June 26.

"When ‘B&B’ called, it was for a contract role, so I had to decide if this was something I wanted to do that wouldn’t leave ‘GH’ in a lurch," Hearst said in a recent interview with Soap Opera Digest. "If this had not worked out with ‘B&B,’ I would’ve continued to be on recurring with ‘GH,’ but still invest in other opportunities."

Hearst’s first scenes are said to be with Susan Flannery’s Stephanie Forrester and Jack Wagner’s Nick Marone as they discuss Whip’s future employment at Jackie M.

For Victor Alfieri, who last appeared on "B&B" in 2004, this is a return to daytime and the role that made him an international star ("B&B" is the world’s most watched soap afterall). Giovanni has been recruited to photograph Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) for an upcoming fashion shoot as her friends and family look on.

Since leaving the soap, the actor has appeared in a number of television series and films. In 2005 he appeared in an episode of ABC’s "Alias," while in 2006 he guest-starred on CBS’ "CSI: Miami" and had a story arc on NBC’s "Passions" as Gianni Valentino. Recently, he starred in the international blockbuster "Angels & Demons" as Lt. Valenti. The film starred Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon.

"The Bold and the Beautiful" airs Weekdays on CBS. Anytime on Check local listings.


Discussion: Hearst Changes Dates, Alfieri’s Photography Hot


  • The Bold and the Beautiful
  • Victor Alfieri
  • General Hospital
  • CSI: Miami
  • B&B
  • Rick Hearst
  • Susan Flannery
  • Jack Wagner
  • Jacqueline MacInnes Wood
  • Whipple Whip Jones
  • Giovanni Lorenzano
  • Stephanie Forrester
  • Nick Marone
  • Steffy Forrester
  • GH
  • Passions
  • PSNS
  • Angels & Demons
  • Alias

    OLTL Recap: Tuesday, June 30, 2009

    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    ( — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, June 30, 2009.


    “There Might Be Blood”

    Natalie, Jared and Kyle hit a dead end when they arrive in Room 302 at the Boutet Clinic. Meanwhile, Gayle gets the upper hand on Roxy and leaves with the blood. Natalie and Jared go to confront Roxy after Kyle reveals she has a reserve supply of the donor’s blood. Roxy tells Natalie and Jared that the nurse from the clinic stole the bag of blood she’d been keeping.

    Rex explains to Gigi why he had to pretend not to believe her earlier. Rex tries to confess to Gigi that he slept with Stacy but gets interrupted by Natalie and Jared’s arrival. Gigi and Rex’s hopes are deflated when Natalie and Jared tell them they don’t have the donor’s name or the blood that could save Shane should he need it. Moe warns Stacy that Rex’s heart will always belong to Gigi. Gayle arrives at Stacy’s door.

    Clint puts Bo on the spot when he asks him to be his best man at his and Nora’s wedding. Greg bails on his dinner plans with Destiny, lying to her by claiming to be working on Matthew’s case when in fact he’s really on a date. Matthew and Destiny enjoy their time together.

    On the Next One Life to Live…

    • Brody comforts Jessica.
    • Todd has a difficult time expressing his feelings for Téa.
    • Gayle has surprising news for Stacy.

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

    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, June 30, 2009.


    Zach tells Ryan in no uncertain terms to keep his distance from North. Tad begins to have flashes of memories of the night of Stuart’s murder and remembers seeing a woman running from the terrace. Ryan is certain Annie was the woman Tad saw that fateful night. Ryan only makes things worse for Kendall when he takes Tad to see North, who gets Tad to admit that it could have been Kendall, not Annie, he saw running away. Annie realizes Kendall thinks she shot Stuart.

    At the casino, Zach tries to work Madison but she stays tough. Madison warns Zach that her husband will surely succeed in convicting Kendall for murder.

    A forlorn Amanda admits to Jake she can’t stop thinking about Liza’s baby. Amanda asks Jake to tell her who he gave her baby to. Liza becomes emotional when Colby tells her she wants to live with her and help raise the baby.

    Scott and JR come to a new understanding.

    On the Next All My Children…

    • Tad urges Jake to tell Amanda the truth.
    • Things don’t look good for Kendall.
    • Randi threatens to expose North’s unsavory past.

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

    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, June 30, 2009.


    Sonny refuses to entertain the idea of sending Michael to live with the Quartermaines. Jason says he doesn’t want Michael to turn out like he did as he tries to convince Sonny that Michael needs to live with the Quartermaines where it’s safe. Jax blackmails Claudia, threatening to expose her role in Michael’s shooting if she doesn’t push Sonny to send Michael to the Quartermaines. Claudia turns the tables on Jax, pointing out how crushed Carly would be finding out that Jax has been keeping the truth from her. Carly walks in on Jax and Claudia.

    Ethan becomes angry when Rebecca chooses staying with Nikolas over leaving with him. Elizabeth finds a drunken Ethan, who appears to be on the verge of revealing all. Nikolas catches Rebecca off guard when he asks her to move in with him.

    Kristina takes her anger out on Alexis, refusing to cut her mother any slack.

    Spinelli tells Maxie that they’re going to engage in courtly love. Maxie is disappointed when Robin explains courtly love means not having sex.

    On the Next General Hospital…

    • Sonny realizes what’s best for Michael.
    • Ethan accuses Rebecca of wanting Nikolas for real.
    • Jason makes a decision about Michael.

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