Monday, May 11, 2009 9:03 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

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

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Sensing something is seriously wrong with Ian, Zach yanks David away from Adam’s reception and drags him back to the hospital. Zach becomes more certain that Adam and David are hiding something after learning of Dr. Chappell’s suicide.

Aidan convinces Opal that her mind is playing tricks on her when she sees Annie on Ryan’s terrace. Aidan tries to talk Annie into fleeing immediately but she insists on seeing Emma. Aidan discovers that Annie is carrying a gun when her purse falls to the floor and both are unaware that her wallet has fallen under a piece of furniture inside Ryan’s loft.

After taking a fall down the stairs and hurting his shoulder, Aidan awakes to find that Annie has tied him up in the basement. Annie tells Aidan she’ll come back for him as she makes it clear she’s calling the shots now.

Erica grows suspicious of Gayle and comes to realize that she’s fallen under David’s spell. Krystal defends David when Marissa chastises him for using Little A as a bargaining chip before he agreed to perform Ian’s surgery.

Marissa later comes upon Krystal berating herself at Babe’s grave.

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



Monday, May 11, 2009 8:57 PM ET | By Angela Rosa

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

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Patrick works valiantly to get Michael’s heart beating again when there’s a crisis during the surgery.  Michael’s loved ones are faced with the difficult decision of whether or not they should ask Patrick to stop the operation. In the end, Carly is left to decide Michael’s fate. 

Nikolas defends Rebecca to Alexis, who comes to realize just how smitten he’s become with her. 

Luke watches closely when Tracy overreacts to Lulu cozying up to Ethan. Tracy claims she doesn’t want to see Lulu getting her heart broken again but Luke suspects she’s hiding something. Lulu tells Ethan that Luke put her up to flirting with him and wonders if he knows the reason behind it. 

After getting a little hot and heavy, Maxie and Spinelli set out to catch their culprit and are baffled when their chase eventually leads them back to the office at Crimson.

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



Monday, May 11, 2009 8:41 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” Episode Recap – Monday, May 11, 2009.

IT HAPPENED TODAY…

Powell, posing as an EMT, stops Jack from calling the police after Jack finds Todd, Blair and Tea passed out in the living room. After carrying an unconscious Todd, Tea and Blair from the house, Powell leaves Rebecca to look after Jack and Sam.

Dorian hits the roof when she learns Langston plans on losing her virginity to Markko after the prom. Langston holds her ground, pointing out how responsible she and Markko have acted. Dorian sees that Langston is making mature decisions and although reluctant to do so, ultimately gives her implied blessing when she presents her with condoms to guarantee she and Markko will be responsible

Meanwhile, Markko runs into a friend of his mother’s at the drug store when he sets out to buy condoms and calls Cole for help. Cole feels guilty when he sees Matthew in his wheelchair for the first time. Cole resists the temptation to take drugs. Lola vows to get even with Langston and Markko.

Rachel convinces Matthew to go to the prom. Bo and Nora address the awkward moment when they almost kissed. After finding Bo and Nora in an embrace, Clint lets his real feelings show.

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



‘AMC’ Actress Out?

Monday, May 11, 2009 1:28 PM EST | By Angela Rosa

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Is Janet’s little girl hitting the road?

Long-running soap opera publication, Soap Opera Digest recently backed up the claims that the popular website Daytime Confidential first reported over a month ago: Chrishell Stause will most likely leave the cast of “All My Children” when her contract expires this summer. This is despite the news that the stunning 27-year old actress, who started in the role of the adult version of Amanda Dillon in May 2005, recently extended her contract. The extension to the contract is reportedly a short one.

Questioned about claims of her impending departure, Stause recently told her Twitter followers “I really wish I could address all the contract rumors. I will have an answer very soon!! As soon as I get clearance I will tell you first.” Although it’s not written in stone, typically when actors are put under some form of a gag order it coincides with an impending departure that the network doesn’t want revealed quite yet.

There’s no word out on whether or not the role of Amanda Dillon, a character who is currently in a hot romance with Dr. Jake Martin (Ricky Paull Goldin) and carrying Dr. David Hayward’s (Vincent Irizarry) child, will be left vacant or recast in the event of Stause’s departure. Soap Opera Network will keep you updated on the latest developments.

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


  • All My Children
  • Chrishell STuase

    Monday, May 11, 2009 11:30 AM ET | By Errol Lewis

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Well that was fast! Just days after it was announced that Rick Hearst would be leaving ABC’s “General Hospital”, TVGuide.com is reporting that the actor has signed on the dotted line with CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” to reprise his organic character Whipple ‘Whip’ Jones III.

    Last seen in August 2002, Whip left town after divorcing Brooke Logan Forrester (Katherine Kelly Lang) once their charade of a marriage began to unfold. He is back from working abroad for Forrester International. It is understood that Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery) sends for Mr. Jones as she feels he is the best person to handle a PR Campaign for Jackie M. Knowing Whip, he isn’t back in Los Angeles just to get work done.

    Hearst’s first airdate on “B&B” is scheduled for Friday, July 17. His final appearance on “GH” as Ric Lansing is set to air in June, but ABC yet to confirm a last airdate.

    In addition to his extensive work in daytime, Rick has appeared in a number of primetime series including The WB’s “Charmed”, FOX’s “Beverly Hills, 90210″ and USA Network’s “Pacific Blue”. In 2005, he joined an all-star soap opera cast in the Corbin Bernsen film “Carpool Guy”. The film told the story of a guy named Joel (Hearst), who finds himself stuck in life – not in traffic. He is aided by a homeless man (played by Anthony Geary, Luke Spencer “General Hospital”) that sets him on the right path. The film also starred Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy Wesley, “Days of our Lives”), Sharon Case (Sharon Newman Abbott, “The Young and the Restless”), Sean Kanan (ex-Deacon Sharpe, “The Bold and the Beautiful”), Lesli Kay (Felicia Forrester, “The Bold and the Beautiful”) and Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters, ”The Young and the Restless”).

    “The Bold and the Beautiful” airs Weekdays on CBS. Anytime on CBS.com. Check local listings.


    Discussion:  Hearst Ready to Whip ‘B&B’ Back into Shape


    • The Bold and the Beautiful
    • The Young and the Restless
    • Days of our Lives
    • General Hospital
    • Katherine Kelly Lang
    • Rick Hearst
    • Susan Flannery
    • Corbin Bernsen
    • Anthony Geary
    • Patrika Darbo
    • Sharon Case
    • Sean Kanan
    • Lesli Kay
    • Kristoff St. John
    • Charmed
    • Beverly Hills
    • 90210
    • Pacific Blue
    • Carpool Guy

      Sunday, May 10, 2009 11:58 PM ET | By Venus Stone


      alt (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Torn in two…

      THIS WEEK ON: AS THE WORLD TURNS

      While trying to fix Jade and Hunter up, Alison finds herself bonding with the young man, Monday, May 11. Carly finds herself hitting the bottle again and on Friday, May 15, Janet discovers exactly what Craig has been up to.

      The Inside Story: Baby Woes

      Still upset at learning that Henry is the true father of Vienna’s baby, Katie finds it hard to cope. Vienna, realizing that they have hurt their best friends, still wants to give Brad and Katie the baby to have as their own. Unfortunately Henry begins to have a change of heart and decides he doesn’t want to give the baby to them after all. Later that day Brad bumps into Vienna as she is shopping and goes off on her about the fact that Katie is at home depressed. Vienna quickly heads over to her house to comfort her. As the two estranged friends are talking, Vienna asks Katie if she would like to touch her stomach to see if she can feel the baby move. As Katie is doing so, she asks Vienna to reconsider her decision and still let her and Brad have the baby. Unwittingly without really thinking it through Vienna gives the okay to her request. When Henry learns of what Vienna has done, he points out that he doesn’t want to give their baby to someone only to have another baby. pointing out that the siblings wouldn’t be raised together. Brad, at the same time tells Katie that he doesn’t want them to have Vienna and Henry’s baby and later heads over to let the couple know. Upset once again about letting their friends down, Vienna and Henry try to come up with another solution.

      A Closer Look: A Daughter’s Betrayal
      When Dusty has a hard time dealing with a stubborn Johnny, he wonders if something could be wrong with him and takes him to the hospital. Lucy appears to check on him but Dusty initially refuses her to see him but relents when he sees that Johnny is responsive to her. That same day, Craig is given a court order that gives him custody of Johnny but when he arrives with Carly at Dusty’s he’s told that Dusty took the little boy to the hospital. Craig calls Dusty demanding that he brings Johnny to him and smugly toasts his victory. Carly, not pleased with Craig’s attitude admits that she feels bad that Johnny is being torn between two people who love him. Meanwhile, Dusty shows up at the Lakeview, minus Johnny, in hopes of talking to Craig about having a place in Johnny’s life. Craig quickly denies him but Carly, seeing how hurt Dusty is, talks Craig into giving Dusty a chance. Carly later arranges a lunch with Craig and invites Lucy as well. When Craig shows up he is upset that Lucy is there. He makes it clear that Lucy took precious time away from him by keeping Johnny and that he will never forget what she’s done. Hurt by his words, Lucy departs and Carly immediately lays into Craig for his behavior letting him know that he can forget being with her if he can’t move forward and forgive his daughter. When they head over to find Lucy at the hotel they find Dusty there instead and he lets them know that Lucy is already gone.

      What To Watch

      • Meg pops the question to Paul
      • Parker rebellious streak goes one step further

      As the World Turns News and Headlines

      • Word is that Daniel Hugh Kelley is on his way back to Oakdale as ‘Noah’s’ father, ‘Col. Winston Mayer’ some time in June.
      • Cady McClain comes back as ‘Rosanna Cabot’, Wednesday, May 20
      • Marnie Schulenburg, who plays ‘Alison’ will appear in a production of the Flux Theater Ensemble’s Pretty Theft. The show ran from April 23 and will continue till May 17 at the Access Theater’s Gallery, located at 390 Broadway. For ticket information, please call 866-4111
      • Ellen Dolan, who plays ‘Margo Hughes’ is appearing in a production of Sophistry, which started April 22 and ends its run June 6 at the Samuel Becket Theater on Theater Row, located at 410 W. 42nd. For ticket information, please contact [email protected]
      • ‘As the World Turns’ fans have an opportunity to bring out their charitable side in them by joining Kelley Menighan Hensley, Jon Hensley, Michael Park and Martha Byrne at the Inaugural Angels for Hope Gala Friday. May 29. The event begins from 7 PM to 11 PM at the Estate at Florentine Gardens, located at 97 Rivervale Road in River Vale, NJ. Angels of Hope is the first major fundraiser event that is held on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Bergen County. Those in attendence will have the opportunity to enjoy a night of fine dining, cocktails, music and dancing along with a silent auction. Tickets are $200.00 each with limited seating. Please visit Angels for Hope or call (212) 239-3239 to reserve.
      • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “ATWT” during the week of May 4 – 8, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

      SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MAY 18, 2009

      • Paul finds himself face-to-face with a familiar face
      • Meg gets some comfort from Damian
      • Jack uproots the kids from Milltown

        “As the World Turns” airs Weekdays on CBS. Check local listings.



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        Discussion: ATWT PreVUE: Week of May 11 Edition



      Sunday, May 10, 2009 11:35 PM EST | By Venus Stone

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “Young and the Restless” viewers will continue to see a lot more of Michael Graziadei’s “Daniel Romalotti’ now that he’s renewed his contract on the daytime soap opera.

      Although there is no word yet as to how long Graziadei’s new contract will be, the renewal itself seemed to have come right on time as a new storyline for his character Daniel begins the week of May 11th, where ‘Daniel’ is asked to go undercover for the FBI.

      Graziadei, who joined the cast of “Y&R” in 2004 and nominated for two Daytime Emmy awards and one ‘Soap Opera Digest Award, has had time to work on guest star appearances in such shows as “Castle”, “Criminal Minds” which gave him the chance to work with former “Y&R” star, Shemar Moore, and “90210″. Graziadei also has several film roles under his belt, which includes: “Into the Blue 2: The Reef”, and “The Outsider”, which is in post production.

      “The Young and the Restless” airs Weekdays on CBS. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.

      Discussion: Graziadei Continues His Time on ‘Restless’



      Sunday, May 10, 2009 11:00 PM ET | By Venus Stone


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Wedding rings on the brain…

      THIS WEEK ON: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

      Nick learns that Sharon is moving back in the Abbott mansion. Murphy comes through for Amber and Kevin after bonding with the Governnor, Monday, May 11. Adam hasn’t shed his scheming side when he once again starts plotting on Tuesday, May 12.

      The Inside Story: Finally to the Alter
      Lily and Cane are busying themselves with wedding preparations when Katherine pays Cane a visit. She offers Cane a very elaborate gift, however, Cane feels uneasy with accepting it and makes the suggestion that she instead offers up a donation for homeless children instead. After she as departed, Cane and Lily go off by themselves to talk to one another about their woes in their past relationships. Lily, however points out to Cane that unlike Daniel or Billy, he’s an honest, stand-up guy that will always truly love her. As the wedding draws near, Neil presents Lily with Drucilla’s wedding gown to wear. Lily is instantly touched and agrees to wear it. Moments later, Lily and Cane exchange wedding vows and prepare to finally have a happy life together.

      A Closer Look: Another Suprising Proposal

      Paul, wanting to move his relationship with Nikki to the next level, decides to pop the question. Nikki however is floored by the proposal and instantly begin to have doubts as to whether it is the right decision for their relationship and requests that Paul give her some time to think things through. When she leaves she goes to see Katherine to discuss what just happened. Katherine gives Nikki heart-felt words letting her know that she does deserve to be happy, and Paul does that for her. Realizing that Kay’s words are true, she goes back to Paul and lets him know that she accepts his marriage proposal. Later on, Nikki announces to her loved ones that Paul and she are engaged. Victor, who has heard the news, offers his congratulations to Nikki, but later goes to Victoria and lets her know that he feels his ex is making a rash decision.

      What To Watch

      • Jill’s plotting with Jeffrey and Gloria could cost her dearly
      • Rafe has a surprise for Adam
      • Victor finds a recorded tape

      The Young and the Restless News and Headlines

      • James Handy will come on the show, Monday, May 11 as the ‘Governor’, who gives Amber and Kevin hope
      • David A. Kimball appears as ‘Dr. Lurie’ Monday, May 11 as Adam’s eye doctor
      • Eamonn Roche will come on as ‘Howard Aucker’, Monday, May 11 and Tuesday, May 12 and will interact with Daniel Romalotti
      • Tricia Cast will return as ‘Nina Webber’ on Tuesday, May 12 and Friday, May 15 with a big offer for Katherine
      • Tatyana Ali will reprise her role as ‘Roxanne’, Devon’s girlfriend, who will help celebrate Lily and Cane’s wedding on Friday, May 15
      • David Wells will appear as the ‘Minister’ who will wed Lily and Cane
      • As previously mentioned on SON, Tom Casiello has joined the writing team of Y&R. His first scenes began airing April 20 and April 28 and will continue on May 12 and May 19.
      • Nia Peeples returns on Thursday, May 14 as ‘Karen Winters’ to settle things with Neil
      • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “Y&R” during the week of May 4 -8, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

      SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MAY 18, 2009

      • Jana begins to question Daniel’s behavior
      • Ashley’s increasingly strange behavior send warning signs for Olivia and Victor
      • Jill could get herself an unlikely ally.

        “The Young and the Restless” airs Weekdays on CBS. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings .


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        Discussion: Y&R PreVUE: Week of May 11 Edition



      Sunday, May 10, 2009 10:32 PM EST | By Venus Stone

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Congratulations are in order for the four final couples that have been selected for the final phase of ‘The Young and the Restless’ A Wedding of a Lifetime contest.

      Starting now until May 31st at 12:00 PT, viewers can go to Wedding of a Lifetime to watch the four finalist video repsonses sharing their most romantic moment together. After viewing, fans will have the opportunity to vote once per day on their favorite couple and made the determination as to who should win the wedding of a lifetime at MGM Grand.

      The winning couple will then be notified on May 31st and then on June 1st, the announcement of the winner will be shared live on the “Young and the Restless wedding website. The winning couple will have their wedding witnessed by “Y&R”s Christian Jules LeBlanc (“Michael Baldwin”) and Tracey E. Bregman (“Lauren Fenmore Baldwin”), with Grand Prize packaging provided by the Las Vegas Conventions and Visitors Authority and MGM Grand Las Vegas.

      Congratulations goes out to the following semi-finalists:

      • Gina R. and Matt M. from St. Petersburg, FL
      • Julie R. and Brian S. from Billerica, MA
      • Charlene L. and Willie W. from Bronx, NY
      • Cortnie G. and Chris V. from Corona, NY

      The Grand Prize winners will receive the following:

      Travel and Accommodations for Four

      • Roundtrip coach airfare to Las Vegas, hotel accommodations in the luxurious and romantic suites of The Signature at MGM Grand, transportation to/from the Las Vegas airport in MGM Grand limousines and $1,000.00 spending money.

      A Wedding Ceremony, Vow Renewal or Commitment Ceremony and Celebration that includes

      • A unique and romantic ceremony poolside at The Signature at MGM Grand.
      • Exquisite floral arrangements from the Forever Grand Wedding chapel at MGM Grand.
      • Ceremony music performed by the musicians of Cirque du Soleil’s “O” at Bellagio- a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
      • Photography package.
      • Dinner for six at Joël Robuchon, the only Michelin three star, Mobil Five-Star, AAA Five Diamond restaurant- the top accolades for each organization.
      • A beautiful and delicious hand-made wedding cake from MGM Grand’s award-winning pastry team.
      • Wedding attire including a wedding dress, bridesmaid dress and two tuxedo rentals.
      • Wedding bands for the couple.

      Pampering and Extras

      • Couple’s Dreaming Ritual signature spa treatment in an MGM Grand private spa suite.
      • Custom hair and make-up from Christophe Salon at MGM Grand- For more than 20 years, Christophe has tended to the tresses of rock and celebrity royalty from Beverly Hills to New York City.
      • VIP tickets for four to Cirque du Soleil’s “O” at Bellagio- an aquatic tapestry of artistry, surrealism and theatrical romance in a timeless production.

      “The Young and the Restless” airs Weekdays on CBS. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


      Discussion: ‘Y&R Wedding of Lifetime Moves to Finals



      Saturday, May 9, 2009 11:41 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — After portraying the role of Ric Lansing on ABC’s “General Hospital” since November 2002, actor Rick Hearst is ready to say goodbye to the role that awarded him two Daytime Emmy Awards and the soap that brought him full circle.

      In April, Soap Opera Network reported that Rick had been dropped to recurring status along with co-star Megan Ward (Kate Howard). Now a month later, Hearst has decided to move on from the daytime drama series and seek new endeavors.

      While it is unclear at this time why the actor opted to leave the show, the network has confirmed that his character will leave with a bang.

      “We’re saddened for ‘GH’ fans but personally thrilled for Rick. We wish him nothing but success. Rest assured that the character of Ric Lansing will have an exit you won’t want to miss,” ABC said in a statement released via SOAPnet.com.

      Prior to his work on “GH”, Hearst starred in a number of daytime drama’s including NBC’s “Days of our Lives”, “CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful”, “Guiding Light” and “The Young and the Restless” He won his first Daytime Emmy Award in 1991 for his role on “GL” portraying Alan-Michael Spaulding.

      His last airdate is set for June.

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


      Discussion:  Rick Hearst Bids ‘GH’ Adieu


      • The Bold and the Beautiful
      • The Young and the Restless
      • Days of our Lives
      • General Hospital
      • Rick Hearst
      • Guiding Light
      • Megan Ward