Tuesday, July 14, 2009 6:30 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live’s” latest musical guest helps the citizens of Llanview understand what it takes to keep “Holding on to Love.”

On Tuesday, August 4th, 22-year old Grammy nominated Latin musician Frankie Negrón will appear on “One Life to Live,” serenading lovers Todd Manning and Téa Delgado with a rather unique version of his signature love song, performing it in both English and Spanish on a secluded rooftop.

According to Paul Glass, “One Life’s” Supervising Muscial Director,
“I am very excited to welcome a unique artist like Frankie Negrón to ‘One Life to Live.’ The multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Latin artist is the perfect fit for the intimate performance we have planned. His romantic ballad, ‘Holding on to Love,’ is a wonderful complement to the live music we have featured on the show.”

Negrón, whose appearance on “OLTL,” marks his soap debut, tells SOAPnet that “It’s exciting. ‘One Life to Live’ has been around forever, and there have been some great singers and actors who’ve appeared on the show over the years. It’s an honor to be among them, but I think my wife and mother are more excited than I am. They’ve been fans of the show forever, they’re really getting a kick out of it.”

Singing primarily in Spanish, Negrón has experienced widespread success with his brand of salsa music, earning two Golden Album awards, and having nine of his songs rank on the Billboard Top 40 Hot Latin charts. Although a native of New Jersey, his parents hail from Puerto Rico. Negrón has released a total of eight albums during his twelve year career. On stage, he had a supporting role in the 1998 Neil Simon Broadway flop “The Capeman.” In addition, he had a starring role as a struggling artist living in the South Bronx in the independent film “Boricua’s Blood.”

“Holding on to Love” was co-written by Negrón, and is featured on his hit album “Independence Day.”  His latest release is scheduled to land in stores on September 23rd.

To learn more about the talented musician, click here to visit his official website.

Negrón becomes the latest in a long list of musical artists who have paraded through Llanview already this year. Since New Year’s Eve alone, Puddle of Mudd, the Plain White T’s, Rachel Yamagata, and the Pussycat Dolls have all appeared on “One Life,” with Lionel Richie and Jeremih set to perform in late September. Other musicians to perform in Llanview in recent years have included Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Nelly Furtado, Simply Red, Timbaland with Keri Hilson and OneRepublic, Lifehouse, Tito Puente Jr., and Jeannie Ortega.

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

Discussion: Frankie Negrón Salsas His Way into Llanview

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Tuesday, July 14, 2009.


Randi feels the weight of recent events. Zach subtly clues Jesse in to the fact he knows the truth about North’s death, believing Randi killed him. Madison lets Jesse know she watched the hotel surveillance tapes and saw Randi entering North’s room. Madison knows Jesse covered up North’s murder but tells him she destroyed the surveillance tapes, much to his relief. Angie suspects Jesse is keeping something from her. Madison introduces herself to Randi, realizing she was the great love of her husband’s life.

David and Amanda both admit they feel a special connection to Liza’s baby. David gets the results of the DNA test he had conducted on baby Stuart. Amanda asks Jake point blank if he gave her baby to Liza.

Zach and Kendall’s heated argument ends in a kiss.

Taylor has an awkward encounter with Brot when she gives him back some of his things. Tad and Taylor try to be optimistic about the future.

On the Next All My Children…

  • Jesse squares off with Madison.
  • Kendall tells Zach that she loves him.
  • Marissa gives David an ultimatum.

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

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Tuesday, July 14, 2009.


Sonny knows he’s gotten under Olivia’s skin when she responds to his kiss. Olivia protests a bit too much, insisting to Sonny she’ll never sleep with him. Claudia’s temper flares when she notices Olivia’s lipstick on Sonny’s shirt collar.

Olivia asks Dominic to leave Port Charles. Dominic pitches that he and Claudia should team up but she turns him down. After speaking with one of his Zacchara cohorts, Dominic gives Sonny inside information to prove his loyalty.

Jason and Sam end up in close proximity when he asks her to run a background check on Dominic and she twists her ankle while going up the stairs.

After a disastrous start, Spinelli finds his voice and sweeps Maxie off her feet when he takes the stage at Jake’s. Maxie and Spinelli return to his room and make love.

Ethan threatens to tell Nikolas everything unless Rebecca comes up with ten thousand dollars sooner rather than later.

On the Next General Hospital…

  • Dominic tries to get Jason to trust him.
  • Maxie’s blindsided by Spinelli.
  • Ethan takes his con game in a new direction.

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

OLTL Recap: Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 6:03 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Tuesday, July 14, 2009.


“The Deep End”

Todd and Blair’s pleasant breakfast with the kids comes to a screeching halt when Téa drops by. Téa fuels Blair’s jealousy by planting a big kiss on Todd. Blair hires a hunky swimming teacher for Sam and flaunts him in front of Todd to get even with him for throwing Téa in her face.

Gigi tells Brody about her and Rex’s plan to nail Stacy. Rex and Shane scramble to keep the plan alive when Stacy arrives unexpectedly. Gigi returns home with Michael just as a suspicious Stacy insists she and Rex take Shane to the hospital.

Rachel has reservations about Cole going undercover but agrees to help out. John tells Marty he’d like to pick up where they left off the night Cole was arrested and they come together in a kiss. Cole tries to ease Starr’s worries about his safety. Schuyler’s troubled when he realizes Rex lied to Gigi about sleeping with Stacy.

Brody and Jessica get the good news that he’s been accepted to the police academy.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Stacy begins to fall into Rex’s trap.
  • Fish and Layla decide to keep their relationship secret at the LPD.
  • Jessica apologizes to Starr and Cole.

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

‘OLTL’s’ August Casting Notes

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 1:50 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” casting happenings for the month of August.

With the cancellation of “Guiding Light” all but certain come September, it appears that “One Life to Live” may be interested in more than just their former castmember Gina Tognoni. It now appears that the soap is going after yet another of the soon-to-be-defunct CBS sudser’s stars.

According to the New York Daily News’ Carolyn Hinsey, execs at “OLTL” are “wooing” “GL” star, and Daytime Emmy winner, Daniel Cosgrove (Bill Lewis) to come to Llanview and become the seventh actor to tackle the coveted role of Joey Buchanan, son of town matriarch Viki Davidson and the late Joe Riley, and adopted son of Clint Buchanan. The character of Joey was last portrayed by “Castle” star Nathan Fillion, who briefly returned to Llanview in August of 2007 to pay his final respects to grandpa Asa Buchanan. Fillion was Joey Buchanan #4 from 1994-97.

The 38-year-old Cosgrove began his soap career as Scott Chandler on “All My Children” from 1996-98, and later moved on to “Guiding Light” from 2002-2005, and again from 2007 to the present. Primetime credits include “Beverly Hills 90210″ and “Dirty Sexy Money.” The actor also appeared in the movie “Van Wilder.”

In addition to Cosgrove, “One Life” is apparently continuing its efforts to lure back fellow “GL” castmember and Llanview’s original Kelly Cramer, Gina Tognoni. The tug-of-war negotations between both parties during the past few months has appeared to have resulted in a stalemate, at least publicly anyway. After reports that Tognoni was jumping ship before the iconic soap’s final airdate on September 18th, and that she was demanding an ungodly sum of cash from “OLTL” in return for signing a contract with her alma mater, new developments have appeared to haven risen to the surface.

According to Soap Opera Digest, Tognoni has left “Guiding Light,” but not before taping scenes involving her character Dinah Marler interacting with the citizens of Springfield for airing during the daytime drama’s final months on the air. Perhaps Tognoni has inked out a deal with another soap after all. If the actress were to return to Llanview and “OLTL” manages to lure Cosgrove to their side as well, wishful thinking could place old flames Joey and Kelly back together, with two soap stars who played brother and sister on “Guiding Light.” Weird, but stranger things have happened in Llanview. Remember the kissing cousins from a few years back when Sarah (aka Flash) was seen lip-locking with Joey? Awkward.

In addition to Joey, “One Life” is reportedly also interesting in recasting the character of Viki’s other son Kevin Buchanan (last portrayed by Dan Gauthier, 2003-2006; 2007). The character is the most recasted in “One Life to Live’s” 41-year history, having had around a dozen actors tackle the role at one time or another.

Catherine Hickland, who taped her scenes roughly a month ago, returns as the imprisoned Lindsay Rappaport on either July 29th or 30th (due to the July 7th pre-emption), according to ABC Soaps in Depth. Look for Lindsay to stir up trouble and possibly reconnect with a figure from her past during Hickland’s short-term return.

The mother of triplets Molly, Tess, and Madeline Sullivan, who alternate in portraying baby Hope Manning, has released some upcoming “OLTL” airdates for the infants on their official blog. The dates include July 14th, 15th, 21st, and 23rd, as well as August 6th, 7th, 12th, 19th, and 27th. Be advised that some of the aforementioned dates, particularly those listed for July could be off an episode due to the soap’s pre-emption of July 7th.

Christian Pedersen, Dorian Cramer Lord’s (Robin Strasser) Swedish butler Swen, recently revealed on his website that “I’m very excited to be back on the show as a recurring character.” Pedersen returned as Sven on July 10th, after making his “OLTL” debut earlier this year.

Tuc Watkins makes his one millionth return (well not really, but it just feels like anyway) to Llanview beginning 8th, according to Hinsey. We here at SON find that particular date somewhat suspicious, given that it falls on a Saturday. More likely Watkins will first air on either Friday, August 7th or more likely on Monday, August 10th, depending on how long it takes “OLTL” to get the bugs out of their production schedule from the July 7th pre-emption for Michael Jackson’s funeral coverage.

Word has it that when the newest Buchanan heir returns to town, he won’t be returning alone. Instead he will bring along a camera crew, who will follow the wealthy family around Llanview, airing their dirty laundry on television, as part of a new reality show. According to Robert S. Woods, who portrays his long-lost father Bo, David’s actions create some hostilities among his family members, including Uncle Clint (Jerry verDorn), who “pulls a gun on him!” As with all of Watkins’ recent returns to Llanview, expect this one as well to be cut criminally short. In addition to “OLTL,” Watkins is expected to return to Wisteria Lane sometime during the third week of July to film more scenes for the upcoming season of “Desperate Housewives.”

TVGuide Canada’s The Suds Report, claims that Patricia Mauceri has seemingly disappeared from public view following her dismissal by “OLTL” as Carlotta Vega for her reported refusal to take part in the show’s upcoming gay storyline between Oliver Fish (Scott Evans) and Kyle Lewis (Brett Claywell). It seems she is busy teaching at an undisclosed location somewhere outside New York City until July 20th, and therefore unavailable for interviews and comments at this time. Meanwhile, Mauceri’s replacement, Sandra Santiago (ex-Isabelle Santi) is expected to first air as Carlotta on or around Wednesday, September 2nd.

On “One Life” her character Gabrielle Medina may have met her death after being drown in a public toilet by a serial killer, but on Thursday, July 29th, Fiona Hutchison pays a heavenly visit to Springfield when she reprises the long-dead Jenna Bradshaw for a spiritual visit on “Guiding Light.”

Finally we have an airdate! Look for Lionel Ritchie and Jeremih, who both filmed their scenes last month, to rock the house at Ultra Violet on Tuesday, September 29th.

Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer) recently posted on her Twitter page that the song “Untangled,” which she performed on the soap on July 1st, will soon be available on ITunes. The song was written by DePaiva’s good friend Jaime Kyle. She also encourages fans to e-mail “OLTL’s” Executive Producer Frank Valentini to let him know if they enjoyed her singing, and thanks SOAPnet for naming her their ‘Performer of the Week.’

Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning) hints at an upcoming storyline in her latest Twitter entry, stating “But on a happier note…I LOVE the new promo for all of the sex scenes on the soaps lol uh oh! Starr and Cole better be more careful!”

Finally, here are the first airdates for several upcoming new/returning characters to Llanview. Be advised that some of these dates may be off by an episode. Matt Walton debuts as lawyer Elijah Kent on August 7th. Nicholas Rodriguez first appears as Nick, a gay man comes between Kyle and Fish on August 14th. Chris Stack returns as Dr. Michael McBain for a handful of episodes beginning July 14th to help Rex and Stacy in their scheme to take down Stacy. Amanda Setton first airs as Stacy Morasco’s BFF Kimberly Andrews sometime in August. And Michael Lowry premieres as Ross Rayburn, who was last seen when Todd and Téa were stranded on that deserted island, in late August or early September.

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

Discussion: ‘OLTL’s’ August Casting Notes

OLTL Recap: Monday, July 13, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009 9:52 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, July 13, 2009.


“Aunt Misbehavin’”

Rex and Gigi come clean with Shane, who’s happy to have his family back together again. Gigi and Rex explain how they’re going to turn the tables on Stacy with Shane’s help. Rex lies to Gigi, telling her he and Stacy didn’t sleep together. Stacy is unsettled after a visit from Roxy. Roxy has no clue that the real stem cell donor is still very much alive.

Mr. Rivera kicks Markko out of the house when he refuses to stop seeing Langston.

Cristian is troubled by Kyle’s comments about Fish. Cristian returns home unexpectedly just as things are heating up between Fish and Layla.

On the Next One Life to Live…

  • Todd and Blair plot to make each other jealous.
  • Rachel agrees to assist Cole.
  • Brody and Jessica get good news.

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

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

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “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

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “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 (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — 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).

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

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

    alt (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — 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