ATWT PreVUE: Week March 2 Edition

Saturday, February 28, 2009 9:58 PM ET | By Venus Stone

alt ( — One room will do…


Jade gets the cold shoulder from Casey on Thursday, March 5, while Henry is seeing green when he spots Brad and Vienna together on Friday, March 6. Meanwhile Elwood tells Luke and Noah to meet him at the bridge for some vital information concerning Reg’s overdose, but they could be too little too late…

The Inside Story: A Bed Big Enough for Two

Carly and Craig continue their work on the new label for the vodka, Midnight Sun with Stan, who manages to go a little too far in making a move on Carly. Craig, not liking what he sees gives Stan a warning. That night, the two get together for drinks and Carly stays up most of the night sketching labels for the vodka bottles. When she shows the designs to Craig he immediately thinks they should take a trip to Chicago to present it to their distributor, Siegler. Once they are in Chicago they begin to take pleasure in having more drinks with one another to the point where they are too drunk to drive back home. Craig gets a hotel room where he insists they just sleep it off and head home first thing in the morning. One thing leads to another however when the two of them get busy between the sheets. When the two wake up Carly is mortified while Craig thinks that the whole night with one another wasn’t bad at all. The minute they are back in Oakdale Carly tells Craig she can no longer stay friends; that is until she heads home to learn something bad has happened while she was gone.

A Closer Look: Rekindling the Past
Unable to leave Meg alone, Paul coaxes Emily in helping him make her uncomfortable in hopes of getting her back in his life. At the hospital, Meg has a little trouble swallowing the closeness that she witnesses between Dusty and Lucy. Meg soon approaches Dusty and requests that they go out that night. At the Lakeview the two are settled to have a nice meal time together when Paul and Emily saunter in instantly drawing attention from Meg. When Meg sees Emily and Paul cozying up to one another she gets upset and flies out of the hotel restaurant, Dusty right behind her. Once they are alone at the farmhouse, Dusty and Meg turn up the heat when the two share steamy kiss.

What To Watch

  • Matt does a disappearing act
  • Brad and Katie accept Vienna’s ‘gift’
  • Parker’s ‘frisky’ behavior burns Jack up

As the World Turns News and Headlines

  • Anne-Marie Cusson plays Olga a babysitter who tends to Johnny, Monday, March 9
  • Estes Tarver plays Stan, a business associate helping Craig and Carly with their vodka labeling
  • Lannon Killea returns as troublemaker Mark on Thursday, March 5 to give Alison a hard time
  • ‘As the World Turns’ fans will want to take advantage of seeing some of their favorite stars when they host the ATWT Annual Fan Club Luncheon 2009 on April 18 from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 PM at the Marriot Marquis located at 1535 Broadway, New York, NY. Those interested are required to pay a $25.00 non-refundable deposit per person in order to reserve seating. Those who are current fan club members pay $125 and non-fan club members pay $135 For more information regarding the event, please visit ATWT Fan Club
  • SON Top 10: Who was the best of the best on “ATWT” during the week of February 23 – 27, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.


  • Lucy makes a mysterious phone call.
  • Henry still has a hard time accepting Katie and Brad’s request.
  • Meg gets a little bit closer to Dusty.

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Y&R PreVUE: Week of March 2 Edition

Saturday, February 28, 2009 9:22 PM ET | By Venus Stone

( — In the danger zone…


When Billy can’t commit entirely to her and baby Cordelia, Chloe decides to turn him away. Jack and Victor put Ashley in the middle of their heated argument.. Clint trips Amber and Kevin up in their attempt to find Katherine. On Wednesday, March 4, Sharon just can’t seem to keep her hands off things that don’t belong to her.

The Inside Story: In the Hands of a Madman
Esther, still reeling from the news that her new husband Roger only wanted to marry her for her money. Unfortunately for her, she doesn’t have much time to do something about when Clint shows up and kidnaps her and puts her face-to-face with Katherine. Esther can’t believe her eyes but soon realizes that they are in grave danger. Clint heads back to the hotel and demands that Esther writes her daugher a letter telling her all is well and that she is enjoying a wonderful honeymoon with Roger. Clint soon hits the roof when he learns that his plan to get Esther’s fortune was for nothing when he discovers that Esther is only the owner of Katherine’s estate, rather than all of the money she has. Realizing that they are in serious danger, Katherine advices that Esther try to get Jill to buy her portion of the mansion. When Esther goes to Jill with her offer however, Jill turns her down flat. Meanwhile Murphy shows Amber and Kevin a letter that Katherine left. After looking over it again, they realizes that Katherine has left a clue for them: the name Clint. Amber later finds herself talking with scheming Clint who approaches her with a load of questions about the ‘woman’ she’s trying to find. Gina, witnessing Clint pressing Amber for infomration, waits until he’s gone. Once alone with Amber she warns her that Clint is nothing but bad news and to steer clear. Amber soon realizes that he is the man that Katherine clued them in on. Returning back to the hotel, Clint’s presence stirs up more memories for Katherine who remembers more of his kidnapping her and that of her late husband Rex. This time however Clint soon believes that he is in fact dealing with Katherine and not Marge. Using Esther, Clint sends her to Jill with a ransom note but Jill, still thinking it to be a con, dismisses her. Furious and running out of options to get what he wants, Clint decides it’s just best to get rid of Katherine and Esther. Meanwhile, Amber, Kevin and Daniel are hot on Clint’s trail and are at the hotel. Kevin, separating from Amber and Daniel, goes snooping on his own and has a nasty run-in with Annie.

A Closer Look: Who Do You Love?

Turning his back on Chloe and preparing to start the divorce proceedings, Cane finds Lily and tells her that he and she can finally be together, no questions asked. The two again become engaged and celebrate by hitting the sheets. Chloe, however, becomes disappointed when Billy won’t make a full commitment to her and Cordelia. Jack wanting to make sure that Billy takes his advice in making Cordelia a part of the Abbott family decides to pay a visit to his new niece and Chloe. Later that day, Chloe warns Billy that Cane is set to do whatever it takes to get custody of their baby. Jill, still fuming over Chloe deception realizes that Billy is the one that she’s falling in love with.

What To Watch

  • Holding Cordelia brings Amber bittersweet moments
  • Victor prepares his mystery lady for her big debut
  • Annie, Katherine and Esther prepare to flee

The Young and the Restless News and Headlines

  • Karen Hensel makes another appearance as Sharon’s mother on Friday, March 6
  • The new little bundles of joy playing Chloe and Billy’s daughter, Cordelia are that of Riley, Olivia and Isabelle.
  • ‘The Young and the Restless’ is mentioned in the currrent issue of Soap Opera Digest in the Thumbs Up & Down section, where the magazine gave thumbs up for the show bringing the Abbott family back to the forefront where they belong.
  • 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 February 23 – 27, 2009? You decide! The SON Top 10 is back! Voting begins Friday’s at 4:00 PM, EST.


  • Adam’s eyes are ‘deceiving’ him.
  • Karen demands Neil make some serious choices.
  • Kevin gets caught up in drama…AGAIN.

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‘OLTL’ March Casting News

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 8:20 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

( — The latest Llanview comings and goings.

Who’s Returning?

  • Timothy D. Stickney brings R.J. Gannon back to town later this spring to bond with brother Hank and niece Rachel, who are slated to return to Llanview in early April. Stickney has portrayed the gangster R.J. Gannon on and off since originating the role in 1994; he was bumped from contract to recurring status with “OLTL” in 2006. R.J. was last seen in June 2008 following his break-up with girlfriend Lindsay Rappaport. No first airdate has yet been announced.

  • Tuc Watkins leaves Llanview on March 2nd, only to return again the following month. Watkins’, who has left “OLTL” almost as many times as his onscreen grandpa Asa took a new bride, has recently been performing double duty for ABC with recurring roles on both the daytime drama “OLTL” and the primetime sudser “Desperate Housewives.” Watkins’ latest departure comes only weeks after his character David Vickers learned that he was a Buchanan. According to the actor’s co-star and onscreen wife Robin Strasser (Dorian Lord), David heads for Los Angeles, where he will attempt to jump start his acting career, and that Dorian will continue to wear his wedding ring.

Who’s Going?

  • Former “I Wanna Be a Soap Star” competitor BethAnn Bonner has been fired from “OLTL.” Look for her character, Talia Sahid, to soon exit Llanview in a “dramatic fashion.” The news comes on the heels of Bonner’s co-star and on-screen love interest Kamar de los Reyes (Antonio Vega) announcing that he has chosen not to renew his contract with “One Life.” The soap has given no final airdate for Bonner, but has hinted that de los Reyes, who last airs in early March, may briefly return as Antonio to help escort Talia out of Llanivew. Bonner joined “OLTL” in December 2006.

  • Jacqueline Hendy last airs as Vanessa Montez during the week of February 23rd, when the character is sent to prison for framing her ex-husband Ray for murdering his first wife.

  • Florencia Lozano, whose short-term contract with “OLTL” reportedly expires in April, is rumored to be considering extended her stay in Llanview for a few extra weeks in order to wrap up her storyline. Lozano reprised her role as Téa Delgado last December.

Who’s Coming?

  • Robert Miles has been cast in a dayplayer role, scheduled to air on March 17th and 20th, according to the website Internet Movie Database. Miles, not to be confused with the musician with the same name, has made his rounds on the daytime circuit, having appeared in bit parts on several of the soaps already this year. According to the IMDb, Miles’ soap credits include “The Young and the Restless,” “As the World Turns,” “Guiding Light,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” and “Emmerdale Farm.” In addition, he has co-starred in several films, including “The Kings of Appletown,” “Soundcheck,” and “17 Again.” Aside from acting, Miles has also explored his talent behind the camera, directing episodes of “As the World Turns” and “Guiding Light,” as well as producing four episodes of “Guiding Light” already this year. Other daytime credits include producing an episode of “As the World Turns” and assisting with continuity for the March 6th, 2009 episode of “One Life to Live.” Miles also appeared as himself in the January 16th edition of “Good Morning America” and provided several of the voices for the 2008 video game “Resident Evil: Degeneration.” IMDb incorrectly lists Miles’ “OLTL” dayplayer character as ‘Eric Lord,’ a role he portrays in upcoming episode of “Guiding Light.” However this is most likely an error, with Miles portraying an entirely different dayplayer role on “OLTL.” For more information on Robert Miles’ filmography, click here.

  • Brett Claywell made his “One Life” debut on February 24th as LPD Lab Technican Kyle Lewis. The role is recurring.

  • Look for another dayplayer role coming up in the April 3rd episode.

Miscellaneous Information

  • Could Thorsten Kaye be headed back to Llanview as the presumed dead Patrick Thornhart, or perhaps even as his doctor brother Ian, who was last seen in Port Charles? Speculation continues to escalate given Kaye’s recent stalled contract negotiations with “All My Children,” where he has portrayed Zach Slater since 2004. Adding fuel to the fire is the fact that Kaye’s wife Susan Haskell recently reprised the role of Patrick’s wife Marty Saybrooke on “OLTL,” and that a spokesperson for the soap recently stated that someone from Marty’s past would be returning to Llanview this spring. However, at this time, Kaye remains in negotiations with “AMC.”

  • “One Life to Live” is currently in the process of casting two new roles. The first appears to be either a dayplayer or recurring role, while the second looks more like a recurring role. Both casting calls, released earlier this week, continue the sudser’s policy of confusing fans by changing names of the existing characters interacting with the newcomer. The first script is for the role of “Ellen.” In the script, Ellen informs ‘Dan’ that he and his sister ‘Zelda’ will be able to visit ‘Mr. Rosner’ since they are related to him, but that the man has never had any visitors before. Ellen goes on to inform Dan that Ms. Rosner is typically sedated, restrained to the bed, may not respond very well to visitors, and that he may not even be able to remember his two cousins. As the scene ends, Zelda assures her that she and Dan will be careful, and Ellen reminds them that they can only visit them one at a time.

  • The second script is for “Veronica,” who regales ‘Bobby’ with wild tales of her past. Her tall tales include skinny dipping in a fountain in downtown Paris because it was a hot day and then passionately kissing a boy while the water poured over them. Bobby soon grows tired of Veronica’s exaggerated tales, and wishes she would just be herself for once. Veronica fires back at him claiming that it’s not her fault, but is the result of being stuck alone at a boarding school during holidays, while all the other kids visited family and friends. She claims the loneliness forced her to find other outlets for her pain. Bobby reassures Veronica that he could never hate her for making up such lies, but wishes she would promise to quit making up stories and be the girl that he loves.

  • According to IMDb, the production crew for the upcoming March 6th episode of “OLTL” is as follows: amy Boutet (production assistant), Robert Miles (continuity), and Amy Venta (assistant director/production coordinator). Most or all of these crew personal have been working on “OLTL” for some time now.

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

Discussion: ‘OLTL’ March Casting News

OLTL PreVUE: Week of March 2 Edition

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 5:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

( — A killer strikes again.


Ray attempts to repair his relationship with Langston and Lola. On Wednesday, March 4, Dorian and Ray prove to be a perfect match for one another. Markko sees Lola’s dark side. Ray and Langston’s reunion doesn’t go as planned. Gigi confides to Viki that she doesn’t trust Stacy, who buddies up to Layla in order to learn more about Rex. Later, old friends Stacy and Schuyler bump into one another at the diner. On Thursday, March 5, Dorian’s luck goes from bad to worse. After unsuccessfully throwing Moe out of La Boulaie, she is left speechless when Moe offers Ray a room in the mansion.

The Inside Story: Family Secrets
Natalie hires Rex to uncover Tess’ motives the night Chloe was born. On Wednesday, March 4, Natalie and Rex talk themselves out of trouble when Fish discovers them snooping around Llanview Hospital. Soon afterward, they locate the surveillance tape, and discover that Bess, not Tess, visited the hospital just after Chloe was born. Rex catches Gigi up to speed on his talk with Roxy. On Monday, March 3, Dorian turns down David’s offer to move to California with him. Before leaving, David hates what Dorian is doing, but is forced to accept the fact that she is seeking vengeance from Clint. Meanwhile, Roxy visits a special care facility, where she tells a comatose patient that their plan is working, and that Rex will never uncover the truth. Bo and Matthew work to repair their relationship.

A Closer Look: Tough Choices
Antonio’s questioning of Brody causes Jessica to become defensive. Brody, however, refuses to allow Jessica to lie for him, and confesses that he has no alibi for the night of Wes’ murder. Antonio observes just how close Jessica and Brody have become. On Tuesday, March 3, Nora gives Marty an ultimatum; either go to jail or bond with her son. Meanwhile, Cole has another encounter with Asher. Marty returns home to be a mother to her son again and quickly discovers the pills in Cole’s room. Blair stands her ground when John confronts her about attacking Marty in the Intruder on Wednesday, March 4. When Blair challenges John to deny his feelings for Marty, he pulls her into a kiss. At the same time, Marty urges Cole for a second chance. Still hurting, however, Cole tears his mother a new one. Blair forces John to choose between her and Marty, and doesn’t like his decision. A high as a kite Cole confronts Todd, blaming him for everyone’s troubles. Blair blasts Todd over the phone. On Friday, March 6, Blair is left fighting for her life after being surprised in the shower. Todd and Dorian make a grizzly discovery. After gathering the nerve to ask Becca to the school dance, Matthew is embarrassed in front of his classmates by Justin. Starr denies Cole’s allegations. As their argument escalates, the pair kiss, but his drug use continues to drive a wedge between them. Afterward, Cole contemplates calling Narcotics Anonymous, but instead finds comfort in his pills on Monday, March 2. Starr and Schuyler are drawn into a kiss at the school dance on Thursday, March 5, which Cole witnesses. On Friday, March 6, Marty takes full responsibility for Cole’s present state of mind. Spiraling out of control, Cole jumps in his car and speeds off. To make matters worse, Matthew finds himself in the same vehicle as a spaced out Cole. Starr is devastated by Cole’s behavior.

One Life to Live News and Headlines


  • Monday: Matthew’s loved ones are unaware that he in danger. Schuyler’s academic career is over. Stacy puts her plan in motion.
  • Tuesday: Michael makes an alarming discovery concerning Matthew. Todd wants to prove his innocence to Starr. Stacy puts phase two of her plan into effect.
  • Wednesday: Cole’s streak of bad luck continues. Starr reminds Todd of his past crimes. Gigi is caught in Stacy’s web.
  • Thursday: John hunts down a murderer. Gigi kicks Stacy out. Marcie is surprised by what she finds.
  • Friday: Bo and Nora receive heartbreaking news, as to Rex and Gigi. Stacy is curious about Roxy’s secret. Natalie and Jared inch closer to the truth.

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


AMC PreVUE: Week of March 2 Edition

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 5:05 PM EST | By Angela Rosa

( — Downfalls.


Taylor charms Tad. Amanda spits in the face of the recession when she quits her job at Fusion. Adam and Erica trade threats but will the bickering pair ultimately agree to come together for the good of Pine Valley’s cosmetics industry? Find out on Tuesday, March 3. Brot and Taylor bask in the afterglow. Aidan and Annie share a kiss on Thursday, March 5, but Emma’s mom is not as well as she claims. Opal picks up a strange vibe about Greenlee.

The Inside Story: The Odd (S)Quad
Zach and Kendall hold their own against Adam who nonetheless remains confident that he has Zach right where he wants him. Reese faces the Slater’s wrath. Zach forces Kendall to choose between loving him or hating him. Kendall follows her heart and she and Zach make love on Monday, March 2. Reese is devastated when she spies on Zach and Kendall in the afterglow of lovemaking. The next day, Kendall confronts a feisty Reese and later challenges Zach to get rid of the architect. Ryan refuses to say goodbye to Greenlee. The truth about who was driving on the night of Greenlee’s accident does nothing to re-direct Ryan’s anger. Reese make it clear to Zach that she’s staying put. The confrontation takes an unexpected turn when Reese suffers a nasty fall. A guilt-ridden Zach chooses to go to Reese at the hospital while Kendall attends Greenlee’s memorial. Greenlee is remembered by her friends and family. Kendall reaches out to Ryan, who ends up at Greenlee’s memorial service after all. A devastated Reese lashes out at Zach after the doctors remove the bandages from her eyes. Zach arrives to find Kendall and Ryan in a seemingly intimate moment.

A Closer Look: Battling Demons
True to his word, David exposes every single detail of Amanda’s misdeeds to JR. Amanda finds herself homeless. JR asks Amanda to sign papers giving him primary custody of “their” child. An angry Ms. Dillon gives JR his answer. Jake comes to Amanda’s aid when David starts to harass her. Jake invites Amanda to move in with him, Tad and the girls. Krystal marries David in a sterile ceremony at Wildwind after signing his pre-nup without even reading it. JR falls off the wagon, again. Krystal fights her uneasy feeling about David, who heads to the hospital after being informed that Amanda is there. Tad tears into JR for abandoning Amanda. JR arrives at the hospital just as Amanda is preparing to tell David the truth about the baby on Wednesday, March 4. JR pledges to stand by Amanda and the baby. David tells a stunned Krystal that he wants them to have a baby together. Jake and Amanda’s bond continues to grow. Krystal confronts David after Tad informs her of his misdeeds. David tells Krystal that he’s just protecting his grandson. Krystal pledges her allegiance to David after finding Little Adam with alcohol on his breath at the Chandler mansion on Friday, March 6.

All My Children News and Headlines:


  • Monday: Zach storms out on Kendall. Erica urges Kendall to fight for her marriage. David tells Krystal they’re going after custody of Little Adam.
  • Tuesday: Zach suspects that Ryan is up to no good. Kendall no longer trusts Zach. Annie might be growing too attached to Aidan.
  • Wednesday: Aidan strikes a deal with Zach. Zach accuses Kendall of having never stopped loving Ryan. David puts the screws to Amanda.
  • Thursday: David double crosses Amanda. Zach suspects Ryan is out to get Kendall for himself. Aidan and Annie take their relationship to a new level.
  • Friday: Aidan agrees to do Zach’s dirty work. A furious JR unleashes a tirade against Amanda.

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

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 7:35 PM ET | By Errol Lewis

( — On Tuesday, February 24, The CW Television Network gave the green light to show producers of six of its highest rated series to continue on with production during the 2009-2010 broadcast season.

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that The CW has renewed dramas “Gossip Girl,” “One Tree Hill,” “90210,” “Smallville” and “Supernatural,” while adding two more cycles for reality hit “America’s Next Top Model.”

“As we continue to build The CW Network as a destination for young women, these six shows have clearly contributed to strengthening our schedule and our brand identity,” said Dawn Ostroff, President of Entertainment, The CW.


“Gossip Girl” will enter its third season on the network. The drama surrounds Upper East side Manhattan high school students involved in adult situations. The series stars Blake Lively (“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”), Leighton Meester (“Tarzan,” “Surface”), Penn Badgley (“The Mountain”), Chace Crawford (“The Covenant”) and Ed Westwick (“Children of Men”). The series currently airs Mondays at 8/7c.

“One Tree Hill” enters its third season on the CW in the fall. This will be its seventh season overall. Chad Michael Murray (“House of Wax”), James Lafferty (“Once and Again”), Hilarie Burton (“The Secret Lives of Bees”), Bethany Joy Galeotti (“Guiding Light”) and Sophia Bush (“John Tucker Must Die”) star. The series currently airs Mondays at 9/8c.

“90210,” a spin-off of the popular 90′s drama “Beverly Hills, 90210,” will enter its second season on the network. The series stars Rob Estes (“Melrose Place”), Shenae Grimes (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”), Lori Loughlin (“Summerland”), and Jennie Garth reprising her role as Kelly Taylor from “Hills.” The series currently airs Tuesdays at 8/7c. It moves to Tuesdays at 9/8c beginning March 2. 

It is understood that “Smallville’s” ninth season renewal came down to locking in star Tom Welling (“Cheaper by the Dozen”). Welling has been playing Clark Kent on the drama series since its debut on The WB in 2001. The series also stars Erica Durance (“The Butterfly Effect 2″) and Allison Mack (“The Ant Bully”). The series currently airs Thursdays at 8/7c.

Jensen Ackles (“Days of our Lives,” “My Bloody Valentine”) and Jared Padalecki (“Gilmore Girls,” “Friday the 13th”) fans can breathe easy knowing that the Winchester brothers will return for a fifth season of “Supernatural.” The series currently airs Thursdays at 9/8c.

Tyra Banks hosted “America’s Next Top Model” will present cycles 13 and 14 next season after debuting on UPN in 2003. The series currently airs Wednesdays at 8/7c.

Discussion: The CW 6: Fall’s Returning Shows

  • 90210
  • America’s Next Top Model
  • Lori Loughlin
  • Smallville
  • Blake Lively
  • Gossip Girl
  • Supernatural
  • One Tree Hill
  • Dawn Ostroff
  • Leighton Meester
  • Penn Badgley
  • Chace Crawford
  • Ed Westwick
  • Chad Michael Murray
  • James Lafferty
  • Hilarie Burton
  • Bethany Joy Galeotti
  • Sophia Bush
  • Rob Estes
  • Shenae Grimes
  • Jennie Garth
  • Tom Welling
  • Erica Durance
  • Allison Mack
  • Jensen Ackles
  • Jared Padalecki
  • Tyra Banks

    ‘AMC’s’ March Casting Notes

    Tuesday, February 24, 2009 12:06 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

    ( — The ins and outs of March 2009.

    “All My Children” Head-Writer Charles Pratt Jr. recently reported that David Canary’s character, Adam Chandler, would go on a three week hiatus in March. Don’t miss getting in your last winter 2008-2009 glimpses of the silver-fox on Monday, March 9, when Adam decides to hit the road. The grandfather won’t be leaving Pine Valley alone, expect not one but two other characters to join him, at least for a while. 

    Anna Stuart reprises the role of Mary Smythe on Thursday, March 5. Mary returns for her daughter Greenlee’s (Rebecca Budig) memorial service. Stuart, who regularly appeared on “AMC” from 2002-2005, last aired on the serial on Thursday, January 29 at Greenlee’s bridal shower.

    Frank Runyeon, Laila Robins and Adam-Jon Fiorentino will briefly return as Reese’s (Tamara Braun) father, Forrest, her mother, Claire, and her ex-fiancé, Simon. An appearance by the trio during the week of March 16 appears to finally give Reese clarity.

    * Correction on date (March 9) made on 2/24/09 at 10:25 PM ET. Additional information added on 2/25/09 at 4:37 PM ET (final edit).

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    • All My Children
    • Frank Runyeon
    • David Canary
    • Laila Robins
    • Adam-Jon Fiorentino
    • Anna Stuart

      Monday, February 23, 2009 2:23 AM ET | By Angela Rosa

      ( — Did long-time “All My Children” fans feel a vague sense of déjà vu during Sunday nights 81st Annual Academy Awards?

      No, we don’t mean from the sight of recent “AMC” alum Amanda Seyfried (ex-Joni), star of the musical hit “Mama Mia,” singing on stage, but didn’t Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role nominee Melissa Leo look familiar?

      The New York born and raised actress earned her 2008 Academy Award nomation for the critically-acclaimed film “Frozen River.” Leo takes a star turn playing the role of a working class woman who turns to illegal immigrant smuggling to make ends meet. “The New York Times,” The Hollywood Reporter,” “The Los Angeles Times,” and “The Miami Herald,” were just a few of the prestigious publications that listed “Frozen River” among the Top-10 films of 2008. For her work in the lead role of Misty Upham, Leo was honored with acting nominations from the aforementioned Academy Awards, the Screen Actors Guild and the Broadcast Film Critics Association; she took home the Best Actress award from the Independent Spirit Awards and a Spotlight award from the National Board of Review.

      Long before “Frozen River,” Leo starred on the ABC daytime drama “All My Children.” At the time, Leo beat out a young actress by the name of Julia Roberts for the role of Linda Warner. Showing early signs of being a captivating actress, Leo quickly earned a Daytime Emmy nomination for the role she played from 1984 to 1985. (Leo wasn’t the only Oscar nominee with daytime ties on Sunday night, Supporting Actress nominee Marisa Tomei, “The Wrestler,” started her acting career on CBS’s “As the World Turns” in 1983). Before taking the Oscar spotlight, Leo was probably best known for the role of Sgt. Kay Howard (1993-1997) on NBC’s “Homicide: Life on the Streets.”

      At an awards show where it is truly a huge honor and recognition just to be nominated, Melissa Leo didn’t walk away with the Oscar on Sunday. Kate Winslet, star of the largest-grossing film ever “Titanic,” took home the award for her role in “The Reader.” The other nominees in the category were Meryl Streep (“Doubt”), Anne Hathaway (“Rachel Getting Married”), and Angelina Jolie (“Changeling”).

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

      • All My Children
      • Melissa Leo
      • Oscars

        Monday, February 23, 2009 2:04 AM ET | By Errol Lewis

        ( — Former “Port Charles” and “General Hospital” Nurse watches as “Madea Goes to Jail” tops the American weekend box-office with $41.1 million in the bank.

        The film centers on Mabel Simmons, better known as Madea (Tyler Perry), who is sent to jail after a high-speed freeway chase proves Madea has anger management issues. Ion Overman, who portrayed Nurse Gabby Garza on ABC’s “Port Charles” from 2000-2002 and an occasional appearance on “General Hospital,” plays Assistant District Attorney Linda Holmes, who is engaged to be married to Joshua Hardaway (Derek Luke), who himself finds he still has lasting feelings for Candace (Keshia Knight Pulliam), a childhood friend turned prostitute. Whoopi Goldberg and the ladies of “The View” and Dr. Phil McGraw from “Dr. Phil” all make cameo appearances. Judge Mablean Ephriam, who appears as herself in the film, last butted heads with Madea in 2005′s “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” which co-starred Shemar Moore (“The Young and the Restless,” “Criminal Minds”).

        Opening on Friday, the movie now stands as the biggest opening weekend ever for a Tyler Perry and Lionsgate film. Perry’s previous high came courtesy of “Madea’s Family Reunion,” which bowed to $30 million, while Lionsgate’s “Saw III” slaughtered $33.6 million out of moviegoers in October 2006.

        Liam Neeson continues to capture audiences with “Taken,” as the film holds on in the number two spot this week with $11.4 million. “Coraline” took in another $11 million in third, while the films “He’s Just Not That Into You” and “Slumdog Millionaire” round out the top five with each racking in over $8 million. Last weekends champ, “Friday the 13th,” fell an enormous 81% in total receipts as it made just $7.8 million in sixth place.

        All things considered, the weekend haul of $142 million represents a 29% increase in ticket sales from the year-ago week.

        Discussion: Ion Overman Helps ‘Madea’ Take the Box-Office

        Monday, February 23, 2009 12:22 AM ET | By Errol Lewis

        ( — America Olivo is enjoying a wonderful life after being let go from ABC’s “General Hospital.”

        Olivo, who portrayed the first Marianna on the ABC soap in 2008 before being replaced by the more seasoned Yennifer Behrens a few weeks later, can currently be seen in the horror film revival of the legendary “Friday the 13th” franchise. In “Friday,” Olivo portrays Amanda, a camper who joins her friends for a little fun near Camp Crystal Lake. Unfortunately for them, they encounter Jason Voorhees – the big man with a machete who stops at nothing to get his kill.

        Since opening in theaters on, you guessed it, Friday the 13th, “Friday” has amassed $55 million at the domestic box-office and a haul of  $65.4 million worldwide.

        “Friday the 13th” also stars Amanda Righetti (“The O.C.,” “The Mentalist”), Jared Padalecki (“Supernatural”) as Whitney and Clay Miller and Ryan Hansen (“Veronica Mars”) as Nolan.

        Coming up for Olivo is a starring role in “Bitch Slap,” a film that finds three women extorting $200 million from a ruthless kingpin. She portrays Camero, one of the girls along-side Erin Cummings (“Dollhouse”) and realtive newbie Julia Voth. Minae Noji (“General Hospital”) and Ron Melendez (“General Hospital: Night Shift”) also appear with Lucy Lawless (“Xena: Warrior Princess”) and Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules”), who make cameo appearances. The film is set for release this spring.

        On the web: Bitch Slap Movie

        Discussion: ’13′ Lives After ‘GH’ For America Olivo

        • General Hospital
        • America Olivo
        • Jared Padalecki
        • Amanda Righetti
        • Friday the 13th