Thursday, June 11, 2009 10:23 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Deidre Hall (ex-Marlena Evans, “Days of our Lives”) to once again co-host online radio show “Hollywood CLOUT.”

Fans of Deidre Hall take note, your favorite actress will be co-hosting Air America Radio’s “Hollywood CLOUT” on Friday, June 12 with show host Richard Greene, when the two appear live from Chicago, Illinois.

“Hollywood CLOUT” is a national radio talk-show dedicated to “Pollywood,” a combination of Hollywood celebrities, politics, social issues and activism. The show is regularly hosted by personality Richard Greene.

Hall has stood in for Greene several times over the past year, including her recent stint in April. In fact, Deidre started her career as a DJ in Florida.

“Hollywood CLOUT” airs Weeknights at 9:00 PM, ET/6:00 PM PT on Air America Radio or in select cities including New York, Los Angelas, Chicago and Detroi and streams live at www.airamerica.com. Check local listings.


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    OLTL Recap: Thursday, June 11, 2009

    Thursday, June 11, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Thursday, June 11, 2009.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    “Promises to Keep”

    Jessica grieves for Chloe.  Jessica understands why Natalie kept the truth about Chloe from her.  Natalie apologizes to Michael and Marcie, explaining her reasons for doing what she did.  Although thrilled to have Hope, Marcie feels badly for Jessica. Starr admits to Langston she almost didn’t go through wtih the adoption.  Starr and Cole connect as they grieve together.  Marcie overhears Langston telling Markko that Starr almost changed her mind about giving up her baby. 

    Shane tells Stacy about overhearing Gigi’s claim that she didn’t sleep with Brody but Stacy convinces him it’s just another one of Gigi’s lies. 

    A melancholy Jessica finds some comfort with Bree and Brody. 

    On the Next One Life to Live…

    • Marty is called to testify at Blair and Todd’s custody hearing.
    • Graduation Day arrives at Llanview High.  
    • Dorian is jealous of those around her.  

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



    Thursday, June 11, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” Episode Recap – Thursday, June 11, 2009.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    Tad punches David when he tries to make trouble at Jake and Amanda’s wedding. David ends up gagged and tied to a chair as Jake and Amanda exchange impromptu vows from the heart before Tad pronounces them husband and wife. Krystal tries to warn Marissa off David but she staunchly defends her father to the group.

    Zach promises to keep Liza’s secret after she swears she’ll never say anything to incriminate Kendall. Liza is left shaken after David accuses her of having taken his case just so she could purposely lose it.

    Zach and Kendall share a kiss after getting good news about Ian. Kendall and Ryan admit that Zach and Greenlee are still in their hearts, respectively.

    Erica wants Aidan to keep Annie away from Adam but he turns it around and demands Erica keep Adam away from Annie. Erica pays Annie a visit.

    On the Next All My Children…

    • Amanda gives birth.
    • Kendall and Zach grow closer.
    • Tad wants to know what Liza’s really up to.

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



    Thursday, June 11, 2009 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” Episode Recap – Thursday, June 11, 2009.

    IT HAPPENED TODAY…

    Jason manages to get Michael to calm down after he has a violent outburst directed towards Elizabeth. Jason admits to Sonny he doesn’t know whether or not Michael should live with Carly. Michael’s agonized over not being able to control his emotions.

    Claudia fears the worst when Kelly performs an ultrasound on her.

    Jax confides to Alexis that he’s keeping secrets from Carly but pulls back from revealing what he knows about Claudia’s role in Michael’s shooting.

    Alexis puts the screws to Mayor Floyd to increase the city’s budget for public schools.

    Patrick reluctantly agrees to allow Matt to perform the emergency surgery on Brianna Hughes, the Mayor’s mistress. Matt faces a crisis in the operating room while Patrick and Robin are enjoying themselves in the park with Emma.

    Maxie gives Spinelli the go ahead to keep digging into why Kate is leaking confidential Crimson information to the competition.

    On the Next General Hospital…

    • Olivia shares her suspicions about Claudia with Sonny.
    • Michael’s homecoming doesn’t go smoothly.
    • Spinelli, Maxie and Lulu discover Kate’s secret.

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



    Lionel Richie Serenades Llanview

    Thursday, June 11, 2009 8:33 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Legendary Motown crooner Lionel Richie becomes the latest in a long list of talented musicians to appear on “One Life to Live.”

    With a career spanning four decades, the Grammy award-winning Richie has experienced widespread success not only in the United States, but also in Europe and the Middle East. 

    The twice-married, 59-year-old singer has three children, including adopted daughter Nicole Richie, who co-starred with hotel heiress Paris Hilton in the Fox (and later E!) reality series “The Simple Life” from 2003-2007.

    Richie embarked on his musical endeavor in 1968, as lead singer and saxophonist for the rock-and-roll band The Commordores.  As part of the group, Richie penned a number of their hit songs, including “Brick House,” “Truly,” “Three Times a Lady,” and “Still.”  By the late 1970s, he had gone on to writing songs for other musical talents as well, most notably the Kenny Rodgers signature tune “Lady.” 

    In 1981, Richie topped both the U.S. and U.K. charts with “Endless Love,” as part of duet with fellow Motown performer Diana Ross.  Leaving the Commordores in 1982, Ritchie began his solo career.  Releasing his first (self-titled) album later that same year, the song master found newfound fame.  Three singles from the album (“Truly,” “You Are,” and “My Love”) raced to the top of the charts, and sound more than four millions copies.  It was followed up by his second album, “Can’t Slow Down” the following year.  Sales from this album more than doubled, and earned Ritchie a pair of Grammy Awards, one of which was for Album of the Year.  Included on the record was the #1 song “All Night Long,” which was later turned into a music video. 

    On the heels of the success of his first two albums, Richie recorded a string of Top 10 hits throughout the mid ’80s, quickly earning the nickname of ‘the black Barry Manilow.’ In 1985, he won an Oscar for his rendition of “Say You, Say Me,” for the hit film “White Nights.”  The song also reached #1 on the U.S. charts, where it stayed for a month, thus becoming the top song of 1985 on Billboard’s end-of-year Hot 100 chart. 

    After teaming up with fellow artist Michael Jackson and a host of other musicians for USA for Africa’s charity #1 single “We Are the World,” Ritchie released his third album, entitled “Dancing on the Ceiling,” in 1986.  After collaborating with the country group Alabama on “Deep River Woman,” Richie took a hiatus from his musical career in 1987.

    Returning to his passion in the early ’90s, Ritchie released a collection of his greatest hits in 1992.  Deciding to stay true to his roots, Richie decided not to change his musical style.  Instead he continued to perform same balance of soul and R&B music that had launched his career.  However, two albums released later in the decade failed to breath new life into his career. 

    In recent years, Richie made numerous public and private appearances in both the U.S. and abroad. In 2002, Richie’s song “Running with thel Night,” was featured in the video game “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City,” although it was edited out of subsequent versions of the game.  In 2004, he appeared in an episode of “Canadian Idol.”  Later that year, the crooner guest starred on the British program “Top Gear,” where the car he was driving lost a wheel after rounding a curve.  In November 2005, Richie teamed up with his old buddy Kenny Rodgers on the show “CMT Crossroads.”  Richie also performed in Times Square as the ball dropped to welcome in 2009.  And on May 20th of this year, Richie dropped by “American Idol,” and appeared on-air with contestant Danny Gokey on the reality show’s season finale. 

    Richie’s latest album, “Just Go,” was released this spring.  On June 12th, he will stop by the “OLTL” studios to record a version of the hit single of the same name from the album.  Look for his scenes to air sometime in late July. 

    As noted, Richie becomes the latest in a long-list of big name musicians that have appeared on “One Life to Live” in recent years, joining the likes of Mary J. Blige, Nelly Furtado, Puddle of Mudd, Rachel Yamataga, Snoop Dogg, Timbaland with One Republic, the Pussycat Dolls, and the Plain White T’s.  According to “OLTL” Executive Producer Frank Valentini, “I don’t want to have somebody on just because, ‘Oh, aren’t they fun?’ I want people with a record to promote. It helps the record label, and it helps us with increased ratings and as milestones in the history of the show that people still talk about.”

    To learn more about Lionel Richie, clich here to visit his official website.   

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


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      OLTL Alerts: Week of June 15 Edition

      Thursday, June 11, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” VCR Alerts for the Week of June 15, 2009.

      ONE LIFE TO LIVE: VCR ALERTS

      • Monday: Marcie’s actions take Starr by surprise.  Dorian plays the fool at Langston’s party.  The judge issues his ruling in Todd and Blair’s custody case. 
      • Tuesday: Cole is in hot water.  Téa blasts Todd for potentially ruining her career.  Starr is optomistic about the future. 
      • Wednesday: Cole’s world is spinning.  Gigi has renewed euthanism that Stacy is going down.  Marcie receives her miracle. 
      • Thursday: Gigi realizes the truth must stay buired a little longer.  Starr is shocked by what Cole has to say.  Rex and Stacy grow closer. 
      • Friday: Téa wants to level the playing field with Blair.  Kyle is ready to extend an olive branch to Gigi.  Rex and Stacy lock lips.  

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



      Thursday, June 11, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “All My Children” VCR Alerts for the Week of June 15, 2009.

      ALL MY CHILDREN: VCR ALERTS

      • Monday: Tad figures out what Liza’s really up to. Amanda faces a difficult decision. Krystal and Marissa fear what David will do next.
      • Tuesday: Ryan questions Adam’s motives for helping Annie. Kendall is torn between two men. Ryan receives a mysterious phone call.
      • Wednesday: Krystal and Marissa reach out to David. Erica wants to take care of Annie once and for all. Adam asks Liza to represent Annie.
      • Thursday: Krystal won’t be drawn back in by David. Zach and Ryan clash over Kendall. Randi refuses to give up on Frankie.
      • Friday: Adam goes to great lengths for Annie’s benefit. Things aren’t as they appear where Aidan is concerned. Zach and Kendall come up with a plan.

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



      Thursday, June 11, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” VCR Alerts for the Week of June 15, 2009.

      GENERAL HOSPITAL: VCR ALERTS

      • Monday: Sonny has a change of heart towards Claudia. Matt continues to push Robin and Patrick away. Sam is in over her head when she takes on a new case.
      • Tuesday: Ric stirs up trouble between Sonny and Claudia. Jason confides in Sam about his concerns for Michael. Michael fears he’ll end up attacking someone he loves.
      • Wednesday: Tracy catches Ethan and Rebecca together. Maxie and Spinelli set out to solve a mystery. Diane suspects Alexis is up to something.
      • Thursday: Claudia makes plans to silence Jason once and for all. Sonny seethes when he sees Olivia and Johnny together. Michael winds up in a barroom brawl.
      • Friday: Michael takes his anger out on Carly. Olivia worries that Sonny is purposely putting Johnny in danger. Sonny and Claudia’s anger leads to passion.

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



      Wednesday, June 10, 2009 10:35 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A dashing new lawyer arrives in Llanview to match wits with legal ace Téa Delgado. 

      SOAPnet.com is reporting that Matt Walton, best known for the role of Terry ‘T’ McDermott on “All My Children,” has been cast by “One Life to Live” in the role of Elijah Clarke.  The actor has also appeared on “Guiding Light” as Dalton Reed, and even in a 2007 episode of “OLTL” as Detective Price.  Primetime credits include guest shots on “Law & Order: SVU” and “Rescue Me.”

      The new lawyer, originally named Elijah Kent in an audition script, will waltz into Llanview on Thursday, August 6th, after being hired by Todd Manning.  As a result, the gutsy attorney will square off in court against Llanview’s seasoned prosecutor Téa Delgado.  However, the newcomer has a few tricks up his sleeve, as well as couple well kept secrets, including the one Téa failed to devulge to Blair Cramer recently as the pair faced certain death in the gas-filled basement of the KAD Fraternity House at Llanview U. 

      And, as if representing Todd and doing battle with Téa wasn’t stressful enough, look for Mr. Clarke to also take the case of one of Llanview’s leading couples as they tackle with an unexpected adversary.  No word yet as to whether the role is contract or recurring.

      SON will continue to follow this story and keep you posted on any further updates.

      In other news…

      “OLTL” has released yet another audition script, this time for the role of Ross.   

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


      Discussion: Walton Becomes ‘One Life’s’ Newest Leading Man


      Wednesday, June 10, 2009 8:58 PM ET | The Hollywood Reporter


      (HollywoodReporter.com) — Actor Johnny Palermo, who appeared in more than 30 television shows in his brief career, died June 8 in an early morning car accident in North Hollywood. He was 27.

      His girlfriend, Alessandra Giangrande, who was driving at the time, was also killed, and her brother suffered serious injuries. Palermo and Giangrande were pronounced dead at the scene.

      Palermo was a regular on the Nickelodeon series “Just for Kicks” and appeared in three episodes of the CW’s “Everybody Hates Chris” as Frank DiPaolo, Chris’ recurring, overgrown classmate.

      Palermo also appeared in “Cold Case,” “General Hospital,” “CSI: Miami,” “Rules of Engagement,” “How I Met Your Mother” and “CSI: NY.” This fall, the native of Rochester, N.Y., can be seen in the indie film “Pizza With Bullets.”