Friday, June 12, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — What’s your secret?

THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL

Maxie, Spinelli and Johnny find themselves in the middle of a reeling Matt’s storm at Jake’s on Monday, June 15. Jason ends up knocking out an undercover cop in his rush to come to Sam’s aid. Ric confronts Sonny with the belief that Claudia is carrying his child. Ethan reminds Rebecca that he’s the boss. Tracy finds Ethan and Rebecca in a suspicious situation. On Thursday, June 18, Claudia once again makes plans for Jason’s elimination; meanwhile, Olivia fears Sonny is planning Johnny’s and turns to Carly for help. Nikolas comes to the conclusion that he has to end things with Rebecca until talking with Monica. Things take a lethal turn as Johnny and Jason head to meet with their associates. Sonny and Claudia’s fight erupts into passion. Johnny holds Jason’s fate in his hands on Friday, June 19.

The Inside Story: Dirty Politics
Alexis admits to Diane that Mayor Floyd has asked her to help make the Hughes’ family suit against Matt disappear quickly. After learning about Brianna’s death, Sam informs Jason and Spinelli that she had been hired by the Mayor’s wife to get proof of her husband’s extramarital activities. Patrick finds himself named as a co-defendant in the Hughes’ malpractice suit after making an inadvertent slip in front of Diane on Tuesday, June 16. Diane becomes suspicious and questions Alexis’ true motives when the lawyer once again tries to persuade her to get the suit against Matt and Patrick dropped. On Wednesday, June 17, Robin and Patrick hit the showers to try to figure out how Brianna Hughes really died. Maxie and Spinelli try to find dirt on Mayor Floyd. Mac keeps quiet after spotting Spinelli and Maxie hiding in the Mayor’s office but later sends Robin to give Maxie a warning. Robin is surprised to learn that the Mayor’s wife was pursuing an investigation against him. Patrick, meanwhile, gets a surprise visit from Andrea Floyd (Martha Byrne), the Mayor’s wife. Andrea tells Patrick she wants him to get the malpractice suit settled outside of court in order to avoid scandal.

A Closer Look: Anger Management
Carly heads to Sonny’s place after learning Michael is safe and sound there. Michael and Claudia continue to enjoy their easy rapport. The former Mrs. Corinthos insists that Michael needs to be home with her, but Sonny disagrees. In her never-ending game of survival, on Monday, June 15, Claudia takes Carly’s side in the Michael situation in an attempt to score points. Michael agrees to go home with Carly but the air is still thick between mother and son. On Tuesday, June 16, Michael confesses to Kristina that he’s terrified that he’s going to end up hurting someone he loves. Jason, meanwhile, confides his fears about Michael to Sam and asks her to have a talk with Kristina. Michael chooses to go to Jake’s instead of physical therapy and ends up in a bar fight with Kristina’s friend, Kiefer. Kristina is terrified when Kiefer ends up knocking Michael out. Alexis finds the siblings at Jake’s and drags them home. On Friday, June 19, Michael erupts into a violent outburst towards Carly just as Jax walks in.

General Hospital News and Headlines:

GH ALERTS: WEEK OF JUNE 22, 2009

  • Carly makes a touch decision after seeing how volatile Michael is first-hand. (Soap Opera Digest)
  • Claudia’s lethal orders once again threaten the life of one of Carly’s children on Monday, June 22. (ABC Soaps In Depth)
  • On Tuesday, June 23. Michael and Carly team up for Morgan’s sake. (ABC Soaps In Depth)
  • Ric and Andrea plot to keep their plan alive on Wednesday, June 24. (TV Guide Canada)
  • Patrick and Robin continue their investigation of Brianna’s death. (Soap Opera Digest)

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



OLTL PreVUE: Week of June 15 Edition

Friday, June 12, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Everybody plays the fool.

THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

Drunk and alone, Dorian crashes Markko’s graduation party. Suffering from a case of verbal diarrhea, she reveals that Langston and Markko recently lost their virginity, much to the horror of Markko’s parents. And, as if that weren’t enough, Dorian’s rant continues as she throws Moe and Noelle to the curb, and fires Shaun. To shut her up, Langston pushes Dorian into the pool on Monday, June 15. The damage is already been done however, as Markko’s parents forbid him from having any contact with Langston whatsoever. Shaun is afraid that Destiny may be giving Matthew false hope on Tuesday, June 16. As Matthew confides his feelings about Nora and Clint’s engagement to Destiny, Shaun takes Rachel by surprise with a kiss. Following their talk, Destiny convinces Matthew to showcase his talents on the piano at the community center concert, as his proud parents watch from the audience on Wednesday, June 17. Bo cautions Rex to take things slow with Stacy, as the pair draw closer. Elsewhere, Stacy suggests to Schuyler that it would be best if he would drop his quest to expose her lies. Ignoring her advice, Schuyler informs a happy Gigi that he has obtained proof that Stacy didn’t save her son’s life on Wednesday, June 17. However, Gigi understands that she can’t expose Stacy’s deceit until learning the identity of the real bone marrow donor. In an attempt to gain information, Gigi unsuccessfully seduces Kyle. On Friday, June 19, Kyle is ready to make a deal with Gigi. After reminding him that Gigi has moved on with her life, a scantily clad Stacy and Rex sneak into the Llanview Country Club. Stacy’s swimsuit turns Rex on. Schuyler suspects Roxy knows more than she’s saying. Rex and Stacy are thrown out of the country club. Markko stands up to his father, and make plans to put together the money he needs to move out. At the same time, Langston orders Dorian to apologize to Markko’s parents for her actions. Layla notices the tension between Kyle and Fish. After Layla accepts Fish’s offer to go out on a date, Cristian doesn’t like the idea of two of them together.

The Inside Story: Not the Mama
During a rather moving speech, Marcie reveals to Starr just how much she thinks the teen has matured since her baby’s birth. As Marcie confesses to Starr that she is now ready to be a mother to her baby, a vengeful Asher offers Cole some pills on Monday, June 15. Despite being tempted, however, Cole decides not to revert his old habits. Unfortunately, a police officer strolls by at the exact moment he decides to throw the bottle of pills into the Llantano River. Despite his objections, Cole is arrested for drug possession on Tuesday, June 16. Even though his loved ones believe his story, they find themselves unable to help Cole out of his current predicament. Across town, Starr thrilled to have her baby back, and can’t wait to share her joy with Cole. When she calls him with the good news, Cole is less than truthful about what has happened to him. Meanwhile, Michael informs Marcie that he has been offered a job in Seattle on Tuesday, June 16. Langston boosts Starr’s confidence upon stating that she will be a great mother to Hope. Back in court, the judge sentences Cole to time behind bars, however, Nora manages to get the length of his sentence reduced. Afterward, Cole stands firm and accepts his punishment on Wednesday, June 17. Even as he visits with Starr and Hope, Cole keeps mum about his drug arrest. In the end, however, he decides to confess all to Starr. By Friday, June 19, Cole makes an unexpected move after Starr assures him that she and their baby will be waiting for him when he gets out of prison. And Jessica is surrounded by her friends and loved ones at Chloe’s funeral on Wednesday, June 17.

A Closer Look: Two’s Company, Three’s a Crowd
Téa‘s blood boils when she is forced to testify at Todd and Blair’s custody hearing, realizing that the move could ruin her career. The truth is revealed in front of the courtroom, when both Blair and Téa admit that Todd is their one true love. Following the judge’s ruling that Todd and Blair share custody, Téa is determined to settle the score with Todd on Monday, June 15. Despite her frustration, Téa agrees to spend more night in Todd’s guest room. Meanwhile, Todd has a field day with Téa‘s courtroom confession. On Thursday, June 18, when Blair arrives on his doorstep, Todd reveals to Téa that the judge ordered them to live together with the children. Two’s company, three’s a crowd when Todd suggests to a suspicious Blair and Téa that all three should live under the same roof. The proposal results in an argument, which sends Todd running to Starr after Blair admits that she is keeping the baby. Alone, Téa has a few choice words for Blair on Friday, June 19.

One Life to Live News and Headlines

OLTL ALERTS: WEEK OF JUNE 22, 2009

  • Layla and Cristian don’t see eye-to-eye concerning her relationship with Fish. (Soap Opera Digest)
  • Todd bowls Starr over with his new attitude. (Cable Guide)
  • Natalie gives Gigi an earful. (Cable Guide)
  • Stacy suffers a nervous breakdown. (Cable Guide)

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


Discussion: OLTL PreVUE: Week of June 15 Edition


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.


Discussion: Deidre Hall Back on ‘Hollywood CLOUT’

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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.


    Discussion: Lionel Richie Serenades Llanview

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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.