OLTL PreVUE: Week of April 27 Edition

Friday, April 24, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — No one knows what goes on behind closed doors.

THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

Langston and Markko decide to their lose their virginity on prom night. Dorian confides to Ray that she has a bad side, following a run-in with Viki and Charlie at the Palace. However, the admission does not discourage Mr. Montez. Bo and Nora are filled with remorse as they watch Matthew return to school for the time since the accident. Concerned for their son, they hide out in Bo’s car as Matthew walks through the front door of Llanview High on Thursday, April 30. While in the car, Bo and Nora grow even closer, but later agree to let the past stay buried. At the same time, Matthew lashes out at Destiny when she tells him the real reason that Becca is suddenly his friend. However, he soon sees the error of his ways. And Marcie lends Bo and Nora some good advice concerning Matthew.

The Inside Story: The Mind is Always the First to Go
Marty promises Cole that she will soon return to him. Téa gives Todd the cold shoulder, and goes on a date with RJ on Tuesday, April 28. Not to be outdone, Todd follows them and soon makes Téa jealous by openly flirting with another woman. Following her date, Téa finds Todd waiting for her when she returns home. The following day, as they prepare to face off in court, Todd and Téa give into their animal lust once more. Later, Dorian is horrified when Todd announces he has been awarded custody and demands to see his children. Meanwhile, John and Marty arrive at in Rochester, New York, where he explains to her that the only logical suspect left is Powell Lord III. They soon formulate a plan to pass themselves off as Kevin and Jessica in order to pay Powell a visit at the Sitwell Institute for the criminally insane. On Thursday, April 30, Powell appears not to remember Marty, while John makes a shocking find in his file. Reassuring Marty that she is no murderer, John tries to figure out who could be visiting Powell and using Marty’s name. John begins to get an idea after calling Viki for insight into her cousin’s state of mind. Powell gets yet another visitor, as Marty and John learn that their motel room has only one bed. Meanwhile, Starr fumes with anger after finding more pills in Cole’s jacket. Making an emotional confession, a guilty Cole admits to Starr that he can’t stop doing drugs. On Tuesday, April 28, Cole tosses the pills into the river, while Starr promises to help him. Hoping to aid him in defeating his addiction, Starr sneaks Cole into La Boulaie. Later, Nora continues to argue with Rachel over her handling of Cole’s case, which Matthew admits he has no issues with. Starr begins to panic on Thursday, April 30 when Todd demands she move back to his house with him and her brothers. Forced to leave Cole in his hour of need, Starr promises him that she will return soon. And on Friday, May 1, Cole begins to suffer from withdrawal.

A Closer Look: Secret Love
Stacy rebuffs Schuyler’s claims, and finds a cheerleader in Rex. Nevertheless, Stacy soon finds herself homeless after Schuyler kicks her out. Gigi encourages Brody to confide in a very understanding Jessica. Rex thinks Gigi has been intimate with Brody again. Meanwhile, Jessica accepts Brody’s apology and the two lock lips. Rex tells Gigi that Shane deserves to know the truth. Roxy nonchalantly pulls the plug on Rex’s father’s life support system on Monday, April 27, and later receives word that he passed away. However, the old coot remains very much alive. Jessica and Brody take their relationship to a whole new level on Tuesday, April 28, and promise to keep their budding romance a secret. Gigi considers confessing to Rex, but a passing conversation with a priest reminds her of the pact she made with God. Shane learns the truth about his parents on Tuesday, April 28. And on Friday, May 1, Viki walks in on Brody and Jessica, only to find them kissing.

One Life to Live News and Headlines

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MAY 4, 2009

  • Monday: Blair is released from the hospital and ready to face off against Todd. Starr finds Cole in a rough state. John and Marty are affected by their close quarters.
  • Tuesday: Cole makes a confession to Rachel. Cristian and Layla paint. Schuyler vows to uncover Stacy’s evil plot. Starr and Schuyler make amends.
  • Wednesday: Gigi is shattered when Rex brushes her off. Starr and Cole receive interesting news about their baby. Lola is up to no good. Stan and Stacy have a debt to settle.
  • Thursday: John bites off more than he can chew when he visits Powell, who plots his next move with his accomplice. Téa has Todd on her brain. Kyle blackmails Jared and Natalie after learning the truth about baby Chloe. Blair and Jack see more of Téa than they bargained for.
  • Friday: Marty is in grave danger. Todd, Téa, and Blair are at the mercy of the KAD killer. Lola rats out Langston and Markko to Dorian.

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


Discussion: OLTL PreVUE: Week of April 27 Edition


 


Wes Ramsey Joins ‘DAYS’

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 8:27 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

alt (SoapOperaNetwork.com) –  In early March it was announced that “Guiding Light” veteran Wes Ramsey would be joining the cast of NBC’s “Days of our Lives,” now Soap Opera Network has learned when you can expect to start seeing Ramsey on your screens.

While his character is still being kept under wraps, Ramsey’s first airdate on the daytime drama series is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, May 12, when he enters the scene along-side James Scott’s EJ Wells and Jay Kenneth Johnson’s Phllip Kiriakis, according to sources.

A “Days of our Lives” spokeswoman was unable to confirm character details or a first airdate as we went to press.

Before joining “DAYS,” Ramsey got his start in television in 2001 when he joined the cast of CBS’ “Guiding Light” as Sam Spencer. In 2008, he made a brief return to the soap as Sam stood by sister Olivia’s (Crystal Chappell) side during her time of need.

The actor has since made his way to primetime with a recurring role in the CBS drama series “CSI: Miami,” where he plays Dave Benton at the Miami Dade Crime Lab. Dave sorts through images found in the surrounding area of a crime scene and analyzes the data, which greatly helps the CSI team solve cases. Former “All My Children” star Eva LaRue (ex-Maria Santos) also stars in the series as CSI Natalia Boa Vista. Ramsey appeared in The WB drama series “Charmed” in a number of episodes as Wyatt Halliwell from 2003 to 2006.

In addition to his TV work, Ramsey starred in the 2003 gay cult-classic “Latter Days” along-side Steve Sandvoss. In the film he portrayed a gay playboy by the nameof Christian Markelli. Christian found himself falling in love with, in the closet mormon, Elder Aaron Davis (Sandvoss).  In 2008, he played Bram Stoker in the film “Dracula’s Guest.”

“Days of our Lives” airs Weekdays on NBC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


Discussion: Wes Ramsey Joins ‘DAYS’


  • All My Children
  • Days of our Lives
  • CSI: Miami
  • Wes Ramsey
  • Charmed
  • James Scott
  • Jay Kenneth Johnson
  • Crystal Chappell
  • Eva LaRue
  • Steve Sandvoss
  • Guiding Light
  • Latter Days
  • Dracula’s Guest

    Wednesday, April 22, 2009 7:27 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

    alt (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — As previously reported, ABC Daytime and SOAPnet have signed on as presenting sponsors of Stagecoach – California’s Country Music Festival taking place on Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Now the networks have confirmed talent and talent schedules for autograph sessions for fans to meet and greet their favorite stars from “All My Children,” “General Hospital” and “One Life to Live.”

    On Saturday, April 25, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, “GH’s” Jason Thompson (Dr. Patrick Drake) and Laura Wright (Carly Jacks) kick things off with help from “OLTL’s” Bree Williamson (Jessica Buchanan Brennan). 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM is your chance to meet “AMC’s” Melissa Claire Egan (Annie Lavery) and Bobbie Eakes (Krystal Martin) and “GH’s” Steve Burton (Jason Morgan). Williamson returns along-side “GH’s” Brandon Barash (Johnny Zacchara) and Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones) from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Burton, Eakes and Thompson hold down the fort, this time with “GH’s” Rebecca Herbst (who will remain signing autographs until 7:00 PM) by their side, from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, . Barash, Egan, Storms and Wright return from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM to close out the night.

    Unfortunately, on Sunday, April 26, Steve Burton sits things out, but co-stars Jason Thompson and Brandon Barash are ready to fill the void as they jump start the festivities with Bobbie Eakes and Melissa Claire Egan from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Rebecca Herbst and Laura Wright join Bree Williamson from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM and again from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, when Egan comes back from a long break. Brandon Barash and Kirsten Storms are there with Eakes and Thompson from 3:00 to 4:00 PM. There are no autograph sessions scheduled between 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

    All times are subject to change.

    SCHEDULE

    Saturday, April 25 (subject to change)
    TIME
    ACTORS SOAP
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Jason Thompson General Hospital
    Bree Williamson One Life to Live
    Laura Wright General Hospital
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Steve Burton General Hospital
    Bobbie Eakes All My Children
    Melissa Claire Egan All My Children
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Brandon Barash General Hospital
    Kirsten Storms General Hospital
    Bree Williamson One Life to Live
    5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Steve Burton General Hospital
    Bobbie Eakes All My Children
    Rebecca Herbst General Hospital
    Jason Thompson General Hospital
    6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Brandon Barash General Hospital
    Melissa Claire Egan All My Children
    Kirsten Storms General Hospital
    Laura Wright General Hospital

    Sunday, April 26 (subject to change)
    TIME
    ACTORS SOAP
    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Brandon Barash General Hospital
    Bobbie Eakes All My Children
    Melissa Claire Egan General Hospital
    Jason Thompson All My Children
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Rebecca Herbst General Hospital
    Bree Williamson One Life to Live
    Laura Wright General Hospital
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Brandon Barash General Hospital
    Bobbie Eakes All My Children
    Kirsten Storms General Hospital
    Jason Thompson General Hospital
    5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Rebecca Herbst General Hospital
    Melissa Claire Egan All My Children
    Bree Williamson One Life to Live
    Laura Wright General Hospital

    “All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.
    “General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.
    “One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


    Discussion: ABC and SOAPnet Confirm Stagecoach Schedule


    • All My Children
    • One Life to Live
    • Bobbie Eakes
    • General Hospital
    • Kirsten Storms
    • Laura Wright
    • Steve Burton
    • Jason Thompson
    • Brandon Barash
    • Rebecca Herbst
    • Bree Williamson
    • Melissa Claire Egan

      Fans Gear Up for ‘SoapFest’

      Tuesday, April 21, 2009 10:54 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — ABC and CBS soap fans will have a chance to meet and greet their favorite daytime stars at the 11th Annual SoapFest in Marco Island, Florida.

      For more than a decade, SoapFest has been a major fundraiser for many southwestern Florida charities, including Eden, Florida’s Eimerman Center, an educational outreach service for children with autism. Since 1998, the annual event has hosted more than 60 soap stars, including Kim Zimmer, Robert Newman, Jordan Clarke, Walt Willey, Jon and Kelley Hensley, Broadway’s Laura Bell Bundy and film actresses Brittany Snow and Hayden Panettiere.

      This year’s talented rooster includes a number of stars from “All My Children,” “As the World Turns,” “Guiding Light,” and “One Life to Live.” In all, 17 soap stars will be attending this year’s charity event. Representing “AMC” will be Bobbie Eakes (Krystal Martin), Beth Ehlers (Taylor Thompson), Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater), and Walt Willey (Jackson Montgomery), who will also be the master of ceremonies. From “ATWT,” Ewa da Cruz (Vienna Hyatt), Trent Dawson (Henry Coleman), Van Hansis (Luke Snyder), Billy Magnussen (Casey Hughes), Austin Peck (Brad Snyder) and Jake Silberman (Noah Mayer) are all scheduled to be in attendance. Grant Aleksander (Philip Spaulding), Jeff Branson (Shayne Lewis), John Driscoll, (Henry Bradshaw Cooper), Michael O’Leary (Dr. Rick Bauer), and Caitlin VanZandt (Ashlee Wolfe) will represent “Guiding Light,” and Susan Haskell (Marty Saybrooke) and Crystal Hunt (Stacy Morasco) will attend on behalf of “One Life to Live.”

      The 11th annual SoapFest kicks off on Saturday, May 2nd at 6:00 pm with a “A Night of Stars” at Bistro Soleil, located in the historic Olde Marco Inn at 100 Palm Street, on Marco Island. During this event, soap fans can chat one-on-one with their favorite stars from Pine Valley, Oakdale, Springfield, and Llanview. Included in this event are autograph and Q & A sessions with the stars, photo opportunities, auctions, and much more. Tickets for the event, which feature a full bar and catered buffet meal by one of the region’s top chefs, are $100 and are expected to sell out quickly. A limited number of VIP tickets, which include guaranteed seating with the soap stars, can be purchased for $150. Additional special ticket packages are also available.

      Next on the agenda is the “Off the Hook” Celebrity Bartenders Bash held at A’lmost Famouse Mel’s at 657 South Collier Boulevard. At this event, which features a celebrity Karaoke contest, the featured soap stars will be making and serving drinks with proceeds going to charity. New to this year’s bash is the popular “Grab the Bottle” game. Tickets are $40. However, discounted tickets are available when combined with tickets to the “Night of Stars” event. This event will be held at 10 pm on Saturday, May 2nd.

      Sunday, May 3rd starts off with a bang as fans can enjoy an afternoon of “Cruisin’ Boozin’ & Schmoozin’” with their favorite soaps stars aboard the luxurious Marco Island Princess, from 11:30 am until 3 pm. Fans can chat with the actors and actresses as they take a sightseeing tour of the island, providing an opportune time for autographs, photographs, games, raffle prizes and auction items. Tickets, which are expected to quickly sell out, are $75 per person. A buffet lunch and entertainment are included in the boat ride. Board the Marco Island Princess at 951 Bald Eagle Drive.

      This year’s SoapFest wraps up later that afternoon with one final event, “Golfing with the Stars.” Golfers can sign-up to play one-on-one with one of their favorite soap stars. However space is limited, and only ‘serious golfers’ are encouraged to register. Those interested should click here to register.

      In addition, auctions will be held throughout the weekend, giving interested fans the opportunity to purchase such as items as original artwork by actors, private studio tours on sets usually closed to the public, ticket packages to the “36th Annual Emmy® Awards,” and lunch with your favorite star. All bidding must be in person as items will be offered and auctioned off during each event.

      The celebrity artwork will be created by the soap stars during the Art 4 Autism SoapFest event, which teams up daytime actors with children and young adults to create a variety of canvases to be auctioned off for charity.

      Pat Berry, director of the Marco Island SoapFest, states that “Ninety percent of SoapFest ticket sales originate from fans all across the country and Canada. Soap fans are a dedicated collection of people who support their TV families.”

      All event times are eastern, and subject to change. For information on the 11th Annual SoapFest, fans can visit the festival’s official website by clicking here.

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

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

      “Guiding Light” airs Weekdays on CBS. Anytime on CBS.com. Check local listings.

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


      Discussion: Fans Gear Up for ‘SoapFest’



      ‘OLTL’ Nixes Previews — Again

      Tuesday, April 21, 2009 9:29 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Wondering what happened to the “One Life to Live” next day previews at the end of each episode? Well, SON may have the answer.

      After years of showing next day previews at the end of each episode for all three of their soaps, ABC suddenly discontinued the practice last summer. While the network gave no specific reason for the change, several sources cited money as the contributing factor to the previews being dropped. Apparently, editing together the 30-second daily end of episode previews for “All My Children,” “One Life to Live,” and “General Hospital” was costly, and ABC thought the money would be better spent elsewhere. Plus, tightening budgets and a bleak economy were also apparently to blame. However, by axing the previews, the network was able to squeeze in a few extra commercials at the end of each soap (between the final scene and the closing credits), to bring in added revenue. Replacing the end of episode previews were more generic weekly promos for each of the three soaps, which were scheduled to air randomly during the ABC Daytime programming block in an attempt to lure more viewers to the network’s daytime line-up.

      However, the end of episode previews returned to “OLTL” only last fall, just in time for the November sweeps. “We have an amazing story coming in November, and we want the audience to get a sneak preview every day,” announced “One Life” Executive Producer Frank Valentini just a few weeks before the previews were reinstated. But they didn’t end there. Instead the previews continued to air throughout the winter, and through this year’s March sweeps. Beginning with the March 30th episode, the previews were again dropped following the conclusion of the sweeps period. Reading between the lines of Valentini’s statement, it is apparent that the episode previews were only intended to air until the sweeps period was over. It remains anybody’s guess if an when the end-of-episode previews will return to either “OLTL” or her sister soaps “AMC” or “GH.” But for now, “OLTL” fans will have to be content with the weekly promos for their favorite daytime drama.

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


      Discussion: ‘OLTL’ Nixes Previews — Again


       


      Tuesday, April 21, 2009 7:15 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” brings the past into the present with the returns of Powell Lord III and Rebecca Lewis.

      In 1993, Powell Lord III (first cousin to Viki and Todd), reluctantly raped Marty Saybrooke along with frat buddies Todd Manning and Zach Rosen. However, after receiving a lesser sentence then his two accomplices, he was soon released for good behavior. Powell soon fell in love with Rebecca Lewis, an unsuspecting young lady who had been brainwashed by Angela Holiday, a scam artist in cahoots with conman Cain Rogan. Unfortunately for Powell, however, was that naïve Rebecca was enamored with Todd, and soon began visiting him in jail. After tricking the girl into helping him, Todd attempted to get revenge on Marty for sending him to prison, but accidentally killed boyfriend Suede Pruitt in the process.

      Holding Rebecca hostage, Todd soon fled the scene with Bo and Powell in hot pursuit. Eventually Todd plunged to his ‘death’ in an icy river nearby. With Todd presumed dead, Rebecca began to fall for Powell (who asked her to marry him), unaware that her new beau was actually the culprit of in a rash of sexual assaults involving nurses at Llanview Hospital. Unbeknownst to anyone, Powell’s mind had snapped and that he believed the only way Rebecca would love him was if he were a serial rapist like Todd. Soon, however, Powell’s involvement in the crimes was revealed, and he was committed to a mental institution in 1994, where he resides today. With her fiancé in jail, Rebecca supposedly decided to leave Llanview behind for Texas.

      Flash forward to Llanview 15 years later, as the town is being stalked by a serial killer, identifying himself as a member of the same KAD fraternity which Todd, Zach, and Powell belonged to at the time of Marty’s gang rape. Initial suspects included Todd and recently returned frat buddy Zach, however, recent evidence began to point in a different direction. With suspicion now shifting in the direction of Powell, John McBain soon pays convicted rapist a visit seeking to determine his guilt or innocence in the crime spree.

      On April 30th, Sean Moynihan reprises his role as the psychotic grandnephew of the late Victor Lord. However, he will not return alone. Viewers will soon learn that his old flame Rebecca Lewis has been secretly visiting her old love. In fact, when Rebecca is first seen, she is wearing a hosptial coat and badge sporting the name “Dr. Marty Saybrooke.” On May 1st, Jessica Kaye debuts as Rebecca, a role originated by Reiko Aylesworth. Apparently, Aylesworth was unable to fit “OLTL” into her schedule, which includes a starring role on the ABC primetime drama “Lost.” Kaye has appeared in such films as “The Audition,” “Veronkia Decides to Die,” and “Gargoyle” (which she also helped produce). Moynihan, meanwhile has only had a few small acting roles since leaving “OLTL,” with appearances on “Pacific Blue” and “Sliders,” both of which were in 1996.

      While the lengths of both Moynihan and Kaye’s stints on “One Life to Live” are being kept quiet, viewers can expect the pair to create much drama throughout the month of May, and causes problems for Todd, Téa, Marty, and John in particular. The storyline also looks to involve Viki as well, in that John contacts her for insight into her cousin Powell’s possible state of mind. Also rumored to possibly play a role in the storyline are LPD officer Oliver Fish and Llanview Hospital lab tech Kyle Lewis (who oddly shares a last name with Rebecca), both of which have been revealed to be graduates of the recently reinstated KAD fraternity at Llanview University. However, while both Powell and Rebecca become swept up in the KAD serial killer storyline, it remains to be seen if either (or both) is actually a murderer. Nonetheless, the plot is expected to come to a climax during the upcoming May sweeps.

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


      Discussion: A ‘Lord’ and His Accomplice Return to ‘One Life’


       

       

       


      More Soap Stars Play Ball for Charity

      Monday, April 20, 2009 11:47 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — More soap stars from “All My Children,” “As the World Turns,” and “One Life to Live” sign up for this year’s Tammy Rubin Rice Charity Softball Game.

      Now in its eleventh year, the Tammy Rubin Rice Celebrity Softball Game, whose namesake died of breast cancer, is sponsored by the Shorefront Friends for Hospice. The voluntary organization offers supportive health services for terminally ill patients.

      Here is a list of soap stars scheduled to attend this year’s game (names in bold are the newest additions). Representing ABC at this year’s game are the following cast members from “One Life to Live”: Eddie Alderson (Matthew Buchanan), Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning), John Brotherton (Jared Banks), Brandon Buddy (Cole Thornhart), Brett Claywell (Kyle Lewis), Scott Clifton (Schuyler Joplin), Shenell Edmonds (Destiny), Scott Evans (Oliver Fish), Farah Fath (Gigi Morasco), John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex Balsom), Sean Ringgold (Shaun), Jason Tam (Markko Rivera), Brittany Underwood (Langston Wilde Cramer), and Austin Williams (Shane Morasco). Representing CBS will be Alex Cole (Hunter), Mick Hazen (Parker Snyder), Billy Magnussen (Casey Hughes) and Marnie Schulenburg (Alison Stewart) from “As the World Turns,” Bonnie Dennison (Daisy Lemay) and Caitlin van Zandt (Ashlee Wolfe) from “Guiding Light,” and Daniel Kennedy (Peter/Petey Cortlandt) from “All My Children.”

      The 11th Annual Tammy Rubin Rice Celebrity Softball Game will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2009 at Midwood High School softball field in Brooklyn, New York, located at Avenue K and East 16th Street. The gates open at 11:00 am et, with the game beginning at 11:30 am et. Tickets cost $25.00 each, and all proceeds go to benefit the charity.

      To order tickets, please send a check or money order, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope, to Shorefront Friends for Hospice (C/o Jodi Waxman), at 61 Bay 35th Street Brooklyn, New York 11214. For more information, click here to e-mail the event organizer.

      “All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.
      “As the World Turns” airs Weekdays on CBS. Anytime on CBS.com. Check local listings.
      “Guiding Light” airs Weekdays on CBS. Anytime on CBS.com. Check local listings.
      “One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


      Discussion: More Soap Stars Play Ball for Charity


      • All My Children
      • One Life to Live
      • Billy Magnussen
      • As The World Turns
      • Scott Clifton
      • Guiding Light
      • Austin Williams
      • Farah Fath
      • Kristen Alderson
      • Jason Tam
      • Scott Evans
      • Brett Claywell
      • Brandon Buddy
      • Brittany Underwood
      • Shenell Edmonds
      • Sean Ringgold
      • John-Paul Lavoisier
      • John Brotherton
      • Eddie Alderson
      • Alex Cole
      • Mick Hazen
      • Marnie Schulenburg
      • Bonnie Dennison
      • Caitlin van Zandt
      • Daniel Kennedy

        ‘OLTL’ Late April Casting News

        Monday, April 20, 2009 10:12 PM ET | By Scotty Gore


        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The latest casting news for “One Life to Live.”

        Stacy is confronted by her past on May 6th, when Eric Martin Brown arrives in Llanview as Stan, the former call girl’s boss from her Vegas show days. Stan, who was last seen in February, is looking to settle a debt with his former employee. Ken Schwarz appears as “Gravedigger #1″ on May 15th, as one particular recent storyline comes to a climax. “OLTL” has recently released a casting call for the roles of Aurelia and Geraldo, which appear to be recurring. And the show is reportedly in the process of casting Rex Balsom’s comatose father, and is looking for a ‘big name actor’ to tackle the role.

        Réal Andrews may soon be calling Llanview home. The actor, best known for his work as the tough-as-nail cop Taggert on “General Hospital,” commented recently that “One Life to Live” was ‘holding’ a role for him (after announcing last month that he had auditioned for the soap). Could it be the rumored miracle doctor Garrett, boyfriend to Rachel Gannon and big brother to Shaun and Destiny, that will help Matthew regain the use of his legs? Only time will tell, but indications are beginning to point in that direction. Also, is Evangeline Williamson (last portrayed by Renee Elise Goldsberry from 2003-2007) returning to Llanview? “OLTL” Head Writer Ron Carlivati recently commented to ABC Soaps in Depth that “Well, Evangeline is Layla’s sister. But you’ve got to give Layla a chance to get her foot in the door with Cris first. If Evangeline does in fact return, don’t be surprised if Layla’s sis is recast.” The character, who has been in a coma since December 2007 following being attacked by white supremacist Tate Harmon.

        And finally, with the KAD serial killer storyline heating up, many fans have begun speculating as to the identity of the murderer. While agreeing to keep the matter hush-hush, SON can tell you that the sudden appearance of two familiar characters next month, may or may not have ties to the killer. But will they look the same, or not? For now, “OLTL” isn’t commenting. Regardless, it will spell bad news for all those involved. As for the identity of the two characters, all we can say is that this pair still have ties to the canvas, despite some time away from Llanview.

         

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


        Discussion: ‘OLTL’ Late April Casting Report




        Monday, April 20, 2009 12:27 AM ET | By Venus Stone


        alt (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — For the sake of her son…

        THIS WEEK ON: AS THE WORLD TURNS

        Casey and Alison get closer after trying to locate a patient. Vienna and Henry get a warning about keeping secrets from others. On Friday, April 24 Jack gives Parker some not so pleasant news.

        The Inside Story: Desperate Measures

        Noah, still being held captive by Zac and Zoe tries his best to escape but Zac captures him. Zoe thinks it’s time to go into their next phase of their plan and send out a ransom note to Lily, Holden and Luke,telling them that in order to get Noah unharmed to deliver a large sum of cash. Holden instantly assumes that it is Damien behind the plot and lunges at him. Lily, however, insists that Damien couldn’t have done it but Luke is very wary. When they get to the police station they fill Margo in on Noah’s kidnapping. Luke quickly points the finger at Damien. Getting Lily, Holden and Luke alone, Margo advises against them paying the ransom because it could put Noah in greater harm. A frustrated Luke exits the interrogation room and sees Damien who begs for him to let him lend his help. When Damien enters the interrogation room, Holden once again lashes out that he is to blame for Noah’s disappearance. Margo, in the meantime gets news that Damien’s finger prints are on the ransom note and quickly puts him in lock-up. Lily, not believing that Damien could have been behind the kidnapping tries to plead with Margo but fails. In the meantime, Luke, who is off by himself gets a text message from ‘Noah’ telling him where he is. When Luke gets there Zac and Zoe corner him and tie him up. When Lily and Holden get home they find a second ransom note telling them that Luke is also with Noah. Lily insists that they pay the ransom but Holden reminds her of what Margo said. Unable to convince Holden to pay the ransom and that Damien is innocent, Lily takes matters into her own hands by going to the Lakeview to get the security tape. She finds the information she needs and presents it to Margo, who has no choice but to let Damien go. After looking at old photo albums of the Grimaldi family, Damien notices a woman in a picture wearing a Pisces necklace. At that same time, Lily receives yet another note instructing her to deliver the money. She tells Holden about the note and he takes it to Margo. While he is gone, Damien shows up and tells Lily that they have to act now in order to save their son. Lily thinks they should wait till Holden returns but Damien says that Holden would never allow it, which prompts Lily to once again go behind Holden’s back to do what she needs to do.

        A Closer Look: A Family Out of Control
        Craig finds a drunken Parker passed out in the woods and tries to contact Carly. When he can’t get her, he has no choice but to contact Jack, who meets them at the hospital. Jack is told by the doctor that Parker’s head injury during the fall isn’t serious but he’s very drunk. Carly in the meantime, is drunk herself and being forced out Yo’s. When Craig gets to Carly’s place he quickly tries to get her sober enough to get her to visit her son in the hospital but when they arrive, Jack refuses her near him. Jack then lashes out at Craig and tells him that ever since he got back into Oakdale he has been nothing but trouble for his family. When Parker wakes up he is upset at how he acted and even more upset at losing Liberty. Carly, in the meantime, has her own woes and decides it might be best to cut Craig loose, but that all changes when Craig is unable to find a babysitter and decides to show up with Johnny and peace offerings.

        What To Watch

        • Meg plays head games with Paul
        • Liberty continues to crush Parker’s spirits
        • Dusty comes to Lucy’s aid

        As the World Turns News and Headlines

        • Ed Fry returns to the show as ‘Larry McDermott’ Alison’s wayward father
        • Michael Crecco plays ‘Mr Pants’ who stirs up trouble for Casey, Monday April 20
        • Ewa da Cruz (‘Vienna’), Trent Dawson (‘Henry’) and Billy Magnussen (‘Casey’) will be attending the 11th Annual Southwest Florida SoapFest, an event that returns the best of daytime television’s soap opera stars to Marco Island, May 2 and May 3 to raise money for local children’s charities. Those interested in ticket and sponsorship information go online to SopaFest or call 239-394-4559
        • ‘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 April 13 – April 17, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

        SON ALERTS: WEEK OF APRIL 27, 2009

        • Emily gets another ‘partner in crime’ to stir up trouble
        • Holden catches Lily in a lie
        • Meg and Dusty make Lucy see red

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        Sunday, April 19, 2009 11:53 PM ET | By Venus Stone


        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A different shoulder to lean on…

        THIS WEEK ON: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

        Kay helps give Marge’s friends closure by setting up a memorial service for Marge on Wednesday, April 22. That same day Heather just can’t seem to get Adam out of her system. Kevin slips up by calling his wife another woman’s name on Tuesday, April 21.

        The Inside Story: Pushed to Edge
        Not able to let go of the fact that Sharon has pulled Nick away from her, Phyllis approaches Lauren about Sharon’s stealing habit, telling her that she should press charges for letting Eden take the fall for her. Nick, in the meantime wants Sharon to keep quiet about what has been happening but she’s determined to admit what she has done. Later that day, Lauren and Michael corner Sharon demanding how she could have let Eden take the blame for the stolen text books; Nick tries to get them to back off but Lauren snaps at him telling that they are going to press charges. Nick tells her she shouldn’t take legal action and things become even more heated when Michael tells him that Sharon had it in for Eden from the very beginning. Back at home, Phyllis is upset that Nick still won’t come home to her and even more ticked when Heather tells her she can’t press charges against Sharon for petty theft. Fed up, Phyllis approaches Victor and drops the bomb about Sharon stealing from under his nose, but Victor’s reaction is a surprising one. Nick tells Nikki that he has no plans on going back to the tack house and is more than ever determined to be there for Sharon. Sharon, however,doesn’t want Nick’s help or him to be putting his own problems on hold to help her. Jack, who knows that things are going downhill for Sharon, decides to offer a shoulder for her to lean on; and she instantly accepts it.

        A Closer Look: Doing What’s Right

        During the court hearing about Ana, Cane come in just in time to see the judge ruling in Tyra’s favor, thanks to Neil. When mother and daughter are reunited, Lily points out that every child should be with their mother. At the courthouse, Cane sees Chloe there and pulls her to the side. He informs her that he will be dropping the battle for custody of Cordelia. Chloe, being grateful promises that she will no longer bother him or Lily again.

        What To Watch

        • Karen and Neil exchange some heated words
        • Jill hits the bottle and almose slips about Victor’s dirty deeds
        • Jack and Adam come face-to-face

        The Young and the Restless News and Headlines

        • Karen Hensel returns to the show as Sharon’s mother Doris on Wednesday, April 22
        • Kerrie Keane returns as the judge who determine’s Ana and Tyra’s fate, Monday, April 20
        • Sandy Martin plays Jimmy, Thursday, April 23
        • As previously mentioned on SON, Tom Casiello has joined the writing team of Y&R. His first scenes begin airing April 20 and April 28, May 12 and May 19.
        • Jeanne Cooper’s ‘Katherine Chancellor’ gets a spot in the ‘Editor’s Choice’ in the current issue of Soap Opera Digest
        • Viewers who watch the ‘Y&R’ week-end marathon on Saturday nights on SOAPnet have seen a time change that began April 11, moving it from the 7PM EST/PT slot to 4PM EST/PT. Check your local listings for this time slot change.
        • Fans can ‘get restless’ by participating in the Get Restless in Jamaica Sweepstakes. A fan could win their chance of a lifetime to have a 4 day/3 night vacation. Those interested can visit Get Restless in Jamaica
        • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “Y&R” during the week of April 13 – April 17, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.

        SON ALERTS: WEEK OF APRIL 13, 2009

        • Kay and Murphy say ‘I do’.
        • Jack hits the sheets with Mary Jane.
        • Someone has their sights on Ashley.

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          Discussion: Y&R PreVUE: Week of April 20 Edition