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‘AMC’ Makes Plans For a Special Tribute

Sunday, March 14, 2010 6:30 PM EDT
Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABCSunday, March 14, 2010 7:30 PM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" pays tribute to one of its most memorable characters. The sad news of James Mitchell's passing came out on the night of January 22. In the weeks that followed, "All My Children" and other sources have begun to leak details of the tribute they're planning for the popular character Mitchell played on the soap from 1979 to 2010, Palmer Cortlandt. Over the past several weeks, The Official Taylor Miller Facebook has confirmed that Miller and Gillian Spencer are both scheduled to return to tape episodes surrounding Palmer's death later this month. Miller played Palmer's daughter, Nina, off and on from 1979 to 1989. The actress has also appeared on NBC's "Another World." Spencer of course played one of Palmer's favorite ex-wife's and Nina's mother, Daisy Murdoch, from 1979 to 1989. Spencer has appeared on...

‘AMC’ Dominates at the NAACP Image Awards

Sunday, March 14, 2010 6:30 PM EDT
Photo: Steve Fenn/ABCSunday, March 14, 2010 7:30 PM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" actors prove to have the golden touch at the 41st Annual NAACP Image Awards. Debbi Morgan, who plays Dr. Angela Hubbard on "All My Children," and Cornelius Smith, Jr., who plays Morgan's on-screen son Dr. Franklin Hubbard, scored victories at the 41st Annual NAACP Image Awards on the evening February 26. This was Morgan's sixth NAACP Image Award Nomination since 1996 in categories that range from Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture ("The Hurricane") to Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series ("Soul Food"). For the second consecutive year, the talented actress picked up the Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series Award for her work on "AMC." Morgan was up against a slew of multiple-time NAACP Image Award nominees and winners which included Eva Marcille, Tatyana Ali and Tonya Lee Williams from CBS's "The...

‘One Life to Live’ Wins GLAAD Award

Sunday, March 14, 2010 3:00 AM EDT
Photo: ABCSunday, March 14, 2010 3:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In an ironic twist, the ABC soap is named "Best Daily Drama" by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation organization the same week the show fired the actors who portray Llanview's only on-screen same-sex couple.  On Wednesday news broke that Brett Claywell and Scott Evans were being let go by "One Life to Live" and that their characters Kyle Lewis and Oliver Fish (known affectionally as 'Kish'), were being written off the canvas.  The decision resulted in a backlash that forced the soap to issue a statement thanking fans for supporting 'Kish' and saying that they "understand the fans’ disappointment now that it has concluded." Evans and Claywell accepted the award alongside "OLTL" Head Writer Ron Carlivati at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards Ceremony in New York City on Saturday night. The show beat out "All My Children," "As the World...

‘OLTL’ Issues Statement on ‘Kish’ Firing

Friday, March 12, 2010 10:00 PM EDT
Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABCFriday, March 12, 2010 10:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Two days after firing their only on-screen same-sex couple, the ABC soap responds to outraged fans of the popular duo. In a statement given to Soap Opera Network earlier this evening, a "One Life" spokesperson comments that "The groundbreaking Kyle/Fish relationship on 'One Life to Live' was embraced by fans both as a great story and a fair and honest reflection of the LGBT community. We’re glad their story resonated with the audience, and understand the fans’ disappointment now that it has concluded. The show has a history of bringing LGBT stories to the screen – earning two GLAAD awards in the process – as well as returning popular characters when they serve the ongoing story. These great characters remain in Llanview, and while there are no immediate plans to advance their story, the door is always open for their return." On Wednesday,TV...

OLTL Recap: Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010 6:00 PM EDT
Friday, March 12, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Episode Recap - Friday, March 12, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY "I Saw Your Picture Today"... Thinking Marty’s already told him she’s pregnant, Natalie congratulates John on his impending fatherhood. John’s flabbergasted to realize Marty probably really is pregnant. Rex appeals to Schuyler to return Sierra Rose to Gigi. Jessica’s unmoved when Brody gives her a box of mementos from their time together but turns around and does the same with Cristian hoping it will spark something in him. While visiting Mitch, Allison makes a cryptic comment about Sierra Rose. Viki tells Charlie she’s putting the divorce on hold because she’s taking Bree to London for a few weeks. Hannah breaks down in front of Cole over a guy who slept with her and then dumped her. On the Next One Life to Live...John asks Marty about her pregnancy. Gigi is curious...

AMC Recap: Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010 6:00 PM EDT
Friday, March 12, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" Episode Recap - Friday, March 12, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Greenlee tries to convince Ryan that David has left Pine Valley. Adam becomes upset when Annie admits she asked Brooke to move back to the Valley Inn and demands Annie invite Brooke to return to the mansion. JR asks Brooke to protect Adam from Annie. David spies on Annie and Adam from inside the tunnels. David emerges from the tunnels when he witnesses Adam having chest pains after Annie’s left the room. Tad volunteers to supervise Damon and take responsibility for him after the judge sentences him to community service and probation. On the Next All My Children...David makes a deal with Adam. Jack has an intriguing proposal for Erica and Greenlee. Tad tells Damon about his history with Hillary."All My Children" airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check...

GH Recap: Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010 6:00 PM EDT
Friday, March 12, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Episode Recap - Friday, March 12, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Bernie’s arrival puts a sudden halt to Michael’s attempt to flee. Sonny asks Luke to try and convince Lulu to paint him in a good light to Dante but Luke refuses to get involved. Carly admits to Jason that Sonny’s tempted to tell Dante the truth that he didn’t kill Claudia. Jason finds Sonny and Dante together. Ethan gets a bit too forceful when he tells Kristina in no uncertain terms to leave him alone. Sam confronts Ethan after seeing the bruise on Kristina’s arm. Meanwhile, Kristina encounters a violent Kiefer at the lake house. Maxie leaves her hospital bed to go to the office when Kate goes on the warpath. Maxie suffers another coughing fit and can’t catch her breath. On the Next General Hospital...Kristina points an accusatory...

Tika Sumpter’s ‘Life’ Altering Decision

Friday, March 12, 2010 5:00 PM EDT
Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABCFriday, March 12, 2010 5:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live's" Tika Sumpter reportedly requests to be placed on recurring status with the soap. According to The Suds Report the actress, who has portrayed Layla Williamson on the ABC sudser since 2005, has asked the "OLTL" brass to be taken on off contract.  It is speculated that decision had to do with Sumpter's budding film and music career.  The actress recently wrapped filming on the movie "Stop the Yard 2: Homecoming," and is currently working on an album, that is scheduled to be released in the near future.  Additionally, she will join fellow actors Adrien Brody and Keanu Reeves in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pro/Celebrity Race on April 17th.  Sumpter will drive a "high-performance" Toyota Scion tC in the race.  In other news... Rumors are swirling that nearly all of the Evans' family may be phased out of Llanview in the coming months.  Currently Shenell Edmonds (Destiny), Sean...

OLTL PreVUE: Week of March 15 Edition

Friday, March 12, 2010 8:00 AM EDT
Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABCFriday, March 12, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The Ides of March. THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE Hannah is upset when Ford gives her an icy reception on Tuesday, March 16. Later Cole discovers her unconscious in her dorm room. Langston cuts class to rendezvous with Ford, and later covers her tracks when Markko arrives on the scene. Starr can't believe Langston's musical is about her and Cole. Markko finds the missing button from Langston's blouse in Ford's office on Wednesday, March 17. Cole ponders if Hannah intentionally tried to OD on sleeping pills. Starr confronts Langston on Thursday, March 18, but ultimately gives her permission to use her life story. Cole sympathizes with Hannah, and agrees not to tell anyone about the incident. Elsewhere in Llanview, Destiny and Matthew sign-up to audition for Langston's upcoming musical. Danielle continues to lash out at...

AMC PreVUE: Week of March 15 Edition

Friday, March 12, 2010 8:00 AM EDT
Photo: Steve Fenn/ABCFriday, March 12, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Hide and seek. THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN On Tuesday, March 16, Erica and Greenlee both gather teams in their winner takes all battle for Fusion. Jake is caught off guard by Amanda's sudden desire to rejoin the workforce. Ryan explains the murky details behind his purchase of the Seasons East Casino to Jake on Wednesday, March 17. Ryan comes to an upset Madison's aid after she forgets to secure the location for Greenlee's shoot. Greenlee opens up a bit to Ryan after his surprising revelation. Colby and Liza share a warm moment on Friday, March 19. The Inside Story: Tunnel VisionDavid finds Adam in distress. Adam is surprised when David takes action to save his life instead of using the opportunity to finish him off. David offers to be Adam's personal physician in exchange for use of the...