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Carmen LoPorto Cast in ‘Torture Chamber’

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 10:05 PM EDT
Photo: CarmenLoPorto.comTuesday, April 20, 2010 11:05 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The pint-sized "One Life to Live" star lands a role in a feature film. Since stepping into the recurring role of Jack Manning, the son of sociopath Todd Manning on "OLTL" in 2007, the 13-year-old LoPorto has has become a fan favorite. In mid-May he begins taping his scenes in the upcoming movie "Torture Chamber," which was written and directed by Dante Tomaselli. Shot in various locations throughout New York and New Jersey, the film also stars "Sopranos" castmember Vincent Pastore (who played Arthur 'Rack em Up' Ross on "OLTL" from 2003-04, and Maximus Giambetti on "General Hospital" in 2008) and Ed Neil, best known for his role in the movie "Texas Chain Saw Massacre." Lynn Lowry, Marilyn Burns, and Christie Sanford round out the main cast. LoPorto plays Jimmy, "a demonically possessed 13-year-old boy escapes from an asylum...

ABC is ‘Spelling’ Out Daytime Plans

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 9:00 PM EDT
Photo: Jordan Strauss/WireImageTuesday, April 20, 2010 2:30 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the Alphabet network is currently in the planning stages for a new daytime talk show featuring Tori Spelling. Apparently not learning from the Aisha Tyler fiasco last year, ABC is said to be "in the very early stages of development, would feature Spelling and a male co-host who would basically serve as Spelling's best friend forever. The network is looking for a 'Will & Grace' vibe between Spelling and her as-yet-undiscovered BFF." Spelling, the daughter of legendary television producer Aaron Spelling, stars in the the Oxygen reality show "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood," alongside her husband Dean McDermott. The show is currently in its fifth season. She became a household name after being cast as Donna Martin in the '90s primetime drama "Beverly Hills 90210." As for a potential...

OLTL Recap: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 5:00 PM EDT
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Episode Recap - Tuesday, April 20, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Marty jumps to the conclusion that Natalie pushed her down the stairs and shares her suspicions with John as she tells him about her and Natalie’s vicious argument. Téa, on the other hand, fears Todd might be responsible for Marty’s fall and goes to confront him. Starr chastises Todd for his treatment of Cole but after returning home, Starr makes it clear to Cole she’ll never cut her father out of her life. Langston meets up with Ford, who’s taken advantage of a free room at the Palace that the university had booked for a famous film director. Markko’s poised to catch Langston with Ford when he takes the place of a busboy at the hotel in order to deliver room service thinking it will...

GH Recap: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 5:00 PM EDT
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Episode Recap - Tuesday, April 20, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Over Diane's objections, Judge Carroll agrees to Claire's request for a twenty-four hour extension in the trial to give her the chance to try and track down Michael. Dante struggles with his conscience after he manipulates Morgan into revealing Michael's new location. Dante comes face to face with Michael. While eavesdropping on Claire and Jax, Morgan realizes that Dante tricked him. Skye reaches out to Kristina when she goes to revisit her former home. Thinking she knows how to help Kristina find some closure, Skye takes her to the Haunted Star to talk to an equally guilt-ridden Ethan. Ethan is great with Kristina and both are left feeling better after their talk. Alexis is shaken by Warren's wrath as she knows he isn't going to back off...

AMC Recap: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 5:00 PM EDT
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" Episode Recap - Tuesday, April 20, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... News of Palmer's sudden passing spreads quickly through Pine Valley. Palmer's loved ones, including Daisy and Nina, gather at Tad's to mourn their loss together. Daisy admits to Opal that she was already in town planning on meeting Palmer when she learned of his death. Opal surprises Daisy when she reveals she's always known about Daisy and Palmer's annual rendezvous every September but holds no grudge against her. Daisy lets Opal know that Palmer was planning on ending their yearly trysts because Opal was the woman he wanted to be with. Opal and Daisy share a warm embrace, both missing the man they loved. Adam's hesitant to put in an appearance at Tad's given his history with Palmer but he’s welcomed with open arms when...

Watkins Back on Contract with ‘One Life’

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 1:30 PM EDT
Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABCTuesday, April 20, 2010 2:30 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Tuc Watkins finds himself back in Llanview once more, and this time he plans to hang around for awhile. The last time viewers saw David Vickers Buchanan he was blackmailing Kim to walk on his uncle Clint. Now comes word that he will back in town again in the near future, as Watkins has signed a new contract with the ABC sudser. Watkins has been portraying the popular conman on and off since 1994. After leaving the show in 1997, he has returned for several short stints on a yearly basis since 2001, including being on contract again from 2003-06. Before coming to Llanview he played Dr. Pierce Dorman on "General Hospital" from 1996-97. And since 2007 he has portrayed Bob Hunter, one half of Wisteria Lane's only gay couple, on "Desperate Housewives." Although a spokesperson confirmed...

‘OLTL’ May 2010 Casting Notes

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 2:00 AM EDT
Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABCTuesday, April 20, 2010 3:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" uses the sound of music to usher in the month of May. Is Viki and Clint's prodigal son Kevin (Dan Gauthier) on his way back to the canvas? It appears so (albeit briefly) since Kevin and his little sis Natalie sympathize with one another over the sorry state of their love lives on Friday, May 7th. Tramaine Montell Ford, who has recently been tweeting about his days taping on the "OLTL" set, has announced on his website that fans can see him on air during the musical on May 14th, 17th, and 18th. Meredith Collins recently shot "back to back" episodes of "One Life." Cole's arraignment begins on Wednesday, May 5th, when the teen goes before a rather strict Judge. More new faces are heading for Llanview as the calendar changes from April to May, however...

‘AMC’ Says Goodbye to Three Stars

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 1:00 AM EDT
Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABCTuesday, April 20, 2010 2:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Pine Valley bids adieu to three major forces this week. "All My Children" says goodbye to Palmer Cortlandt on today's episode. The episode will feature flashbacks of some of Palmer's most memorable moments along with unaired footage of James Mitchell portraying Palmer (the footage was taped at the actors California home for the soaps 40th Anniversary episode earlier this year). Gillian Spencer, who played Palmer's most memorable ex-wife Daisy, Taylor Miller, who played Palmer's daughter Nina, and Alicia Minshew, who plays one of the Kane women the tycoon had a special affinity for, will make guest appearances on the tribute episode. Mitchell passed away on January 22 at the age of 89. David Canary puts in his last appearance as Stuart Chandler on Wednesday, April 21, when Adam shares heartwarming scenes with his deceased brother's spirit. On Friday,...

OLTL Recap: Monday, April 19, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010 5:00 PM EDT
Monday, April 19, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Episode Recap - Monday, April 19, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Natalie races off to get help as John tends to Marty after finding her unconscious at the bottom of a stairwell at the hospital. After eventually coming to, Marty tells John that someone deliberately pushed her down the stairs. Marty, with John by her side, is on pins and needles as Dr. Morrison performs a sonogram to see if the baby suffered any injuries from the fall. Téa crosses with Todd, who’s in a foul mood off his earlier encounter with Marty. Later, Téa privately worries that Todd might be responsible for Marty’s fall. Viki makes a decision about whether or not she and Charlie should try and have a future together. Rex and Gigi question Nurse Wojohowitz, who happened to be on duty the night Allison stole...

GH Recap: Monday, April 19, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010 5:00 PM EDT
Monday, April 19, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Episode Recap - Monday, April 19, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Jax stonewalls Ronnie from finding Michael on the island. Jason calls Max and instructs him to move Michael to another location. While talking to Morgan on the phone, Michael reveals the name of the place where he's hiding out. Carly has the jury eating out of her hand by the time she finishes testifying. Realizing she's been outmatched by Carly, Claire tells Dante that Sonny will walk away a free man unless she gets Michael on the witness stand. Diane capitalizes on Carly's testimony and rests her case, confident that Sonny will be acquitted. Sonny impulsively pulls Carly into a kiss. With his video crew in tow, Warren rips into Mac, accusing him of protecting Alexis for personal reasons. Warren publicly accuses Alexis of murder and vows...