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Brings Ashley Abbott Along for the Ride
Friday, February 22, 2008 4:00 AM | By Errol Lewis

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” John McCook (Eric Forrester) and Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott) are crossing over to mother soap “The Young and the Restless” for a meeting with Jack (Peter Bergman) and Sharon Abbott (Sharon Case).

On the February 27 and February 28 episodes of “Y&R,” Jack and Sharon find themselves going to Los Angeles to speak with Forrester Boss, Eric Forrester, over the launch of a new magazine, Restless Style. Jack is hoping to get Forrester Creations to take part as a promotional sponsor for their magazine.

While their scenes will air on “Y&R,” the setting used is from Los Angeles based “B&B.”

This is McCook’s fourth appearance on daytime’s top rated soap as Eric Forrester. He first appeared in the early 1990′s and returned twice in 2005. Previously, he played Lance Prentiss from 1975-1980 on the soap.

Davidson has crossed-over numerous times since her joining the cast of “B&B” in early 2007.



Peter Bergman and John McCook courtesy Aaron Montgomery/JPI

Pictured: John McCook courtesy CBS

  • The Bold and the Beautiful
  • The Young and the Restless
  • Sharon Case
  • John McCook
  • Peter Bergman
  • Eileen Davidson

     

    What’s Happening Next Week
    Friday, February 22, 2008 3:00 AM | By Errol Lewis

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The custody of a child pits family against family.

    THIS WEEK ON: THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL

    Stephanie shocks the Logan and Forrester clans with a surprising turn of events – she doesn’t reveal that Storm is the one that shot her.

    Brooke and Nick share a passionate kiss. Taylor lets Nick know that she will never give up her son and abruptly takes Jack home with her in front of a stunned Nick and Brooke. Nick serves Taylor with custody papers. Rick comforts Taylor in her time of need. The custody trial for Baby Jack is in full force as Nick hires Storm as his lawyer, while Taylor brings in Gloria Schiller (Meeghan Holaway). Phoebe and Rick show their support for Taylor. Chaos erupts in the courtroom.

    WHAT TO WATCH

    Ridge learns of Taylor and Rick’s growing relationship.

    Pictured: Hunter Tylo courtesy Ray Christian/JPI

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    Who Knows What Can Happen?
    Friday, February 22, 2008 2:15 AM | By Errol Lewis

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Casting News for the Week of February 25.

    The custody trial for Baby Jack between Taylor Forrester (Hunter Tylo, pictured) and Nick Marone (Jack Wagner) is in full force as “The Bold and the Beautiful” brings in multiple characters to add to the drama.

    Rob Brownstein portrays Judge Friedman on February 29 and March 3.

    MacKenzie Mauzy returns beginning Thursday, February 28 as “Phoebe” shows her support for Taylor. Joining her will be Meeghan Holaway as Taylor’s attorney Gloria Schiller . Holaway has appeared on “B&B” off-and-on since 2005. She airs February 29 and March 3.

    Mykel Shannon Jenkins and Dan Martin continue their roles as Detective Charlie Baker and Lt. Bradley ‘Brad’ Baker, respectively, on February 25 at the request of Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery). Will Storm (William deVry) be sent to prison? Stay tuned!

    Pictured: Hunter Tylo courtesy Aaron Montgomery/JPI

    • The Bold and the Beautiful

       

      By Errol Lewis


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “As The World Turns” finds new Mike Kasnoff, albeit a younger one.

      Jon Prescott

      Jon Prescott, 26, is joining the cast of the CBS drama series in March as Mike Kasnoff #3. He takes over the role from Mark Collier, 37, who exited the soap in 2007. The character is returning to Oakdale with a new business venture on his mind and thoughts of ex-wife Katie (Terri Colombino), who is involved in some baby drama with co-host Brad Snyder (Austin Peck).

      Also joining the cast of “World Turns” is Tala Ashe who will play the role of Ameera, a muslim girl with ties to Noah’s (Jake Silbermann) father. Ameera will turn Oakdale upside down when she debuts on Friday, February 22.

      Chris Hartl and Will Poston appear as “Chad” and “Grant”, two frat boys who cause trouble for Luke (Van Hansis), Noah (Silberman) and Ameera (Ashe) on the February 28 episode. The soap went on location at the State Line Look Out in New Jersey for their scenes.

      In Related News

      Shawn Christian, 42, who created the role of Mike Kasnoff in 1994, is joining “Days of our Lives.” READ MORE

      • Days of our Lives
      • As The World Turns
      • Jon Prescott
      • Mark Collier
      • Terri Colombino
      • Austin Peck
      • Tala Ase
      • Jake Silberman
      • Chris Hartl
      • Will Poston
      • Van Hansis
      • Shawn Christian

         

        Pine Valley is a Battlefield
        Thursday, February 21, 2008 3:28 AM | By Angela Rosa

        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Can the residents of Pine Valley survive the perilous situations set in their paths?

        THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

        SHE WILL SURVIVE

        The bad news keeps on mounting for Erica who learns that New Beginnings has been cancelled. Erica blames Adam for her predicament and demands he help her. Erica shows Samuel just what she’s made of as she calls a press conference where she both addresses the charges against her and aptly turns the table on her prosecutor.

        EXTREME MEASURES

        Richie spins a tale to Babe as his henchmen take JR hostage and prepare to extract his bone marrow. Babe assumes the worst about JR when she learns that he never showed up at the hospital. A calculating Richie arranges it so Babe and Krystal find JR in a hotel room with a prostitute. Richie is confident that he can have it all.

        FILLING IN THE BLANKS

        Jesse believes Remy’s death may somehow be connected to what happened to him. Angie lays down the law to both Jesse and Frankie. Jesse decides to take action to reclaim his life. Tad, Jesse and Angie search the hospital files to find out who was on duty in the morgue the night Jesse “died.” Jesse realizes that the people who are after him know that he’s back in Pine Valley.

        GROUP EXERCISES

        Despite an emotional scene between father and daughter, Annie remains adamant that Ryan move out as planned. Greenlee enjoys the easy rapport she shares with Zach. Meanwhile, Kendall and Aidan remain uneasy over their impending travel arrangements. Zach encourages Annie to fight for Ryan – who Kendall and Greenlee later push in Mrs. Lavery’s direction. The tension spills over as Ryan, Annie, Zach, Kendall, Aidan and Greenlee find themselves stuck in the Fusion elevator together. Later, Greenlee sidles up to Ryan in an effort to get him to remember, while a tipsy Annie sidles up to a stranger in an effort to forget. Zach prevents Annie from making a mistake she’ll regret. A frustrated Greenlee pulls Ryan into a steamy clinch in an effort to make him remember the love they shared. Zach, Annie, Ryan, and Greenlee end up at Zach’s casino. Ryan reaches out to Annie. Kendall and Aidan get past the awkwardness between them.

        - “Dancing with The Star’s” sexiest professional dancer stops by Pine Valley. READ MORE

        SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MARCH 3, 2008

        Monday: Kendall is terrorized by an overzealous male fan. Annie and Ryan’s anger soon gives way to passion.

        Tuesday: JR is frustrated by Babe’s refusal to believe him. Someone has ominous plans for Jesse, Angie, Tad and Krystal. Aidan insists on keeping a close eye on Kendall.

        Wednesday: Annie sets herself up for major disappointment. A confident Erica gets in the last word with Samuel. Adam sets out to find out more about Samuel.

        Thursday: Tad wants to get Krystal and Jenny out of the line of fire. Richie is certain his scheme will turn out exactly how he wants it to.

        Friday: Tad senses danger when he realizes he and Angie are being watched. Frankie lets Jesse know exactly how he feels.

        Pictured: David Canary courtesy ABC | Cameron Mathison/Melissa Claire Egan courtesy Steve Fenn/ABC

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        By Errol Lewis


        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital” to honor the memory of actress Shell Kepler (ex-Nurse Amy Vining), who passed away on February 1, 2008.

        Shell Kepler

        The soap will honor the memory of Kepler with an “In Loving Memory of Shell Kepler” graphic, which will appear at the end of the Tuesday, February 26 episode.

        The actress played Nurse Vining for 23 years (1979 to 2002) on the ABC soap.

        • General Hospital
        • Shell Kepler

           

          By Errol Lewis


          (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Over the weekend mystery photos appeared on ABC’s press site that showed multiple “One Life to Live” actors appearing in scenes on the ABC Daytime drama series. At least that’s what people thought.

          David Andrew MacDonald

          In preparation for their Fantasy Baseball season, ESPN has joined forces with ABC Daytime for their “Endless Drama” marketing campaign – “Endless Drama” is a series of commercials centered around the drama brought to fantasy baseball. The network came to ABC Daytime seeking soap actors to “bring added drama” to their promotional spots for the campaign.

          “All My Children” actors Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery) and Rebecca Budig (Greenlee Smythe) and “One Life to Live’s” John Paul Lavoiser (Rex Balsom), David Fumero (Cristian Vega), Bree Williamson (Jessica Buchanan) and John Brotherton (Jared Banks) are all set to appear in the upcoming commercials. Joining in on the fun is David Andrew MacDonald (pictured; “Guiding Light,” “Another World”), who despite reports, is not coming to Llanview in the near future.

          Also set to appear are Major League Baseball players Torii Hunter from the LA Angels, Chase Utley from the Philadelphia Phillies, Jorge Posada from the NY Yankees and Hanley Ramirez from the Florida Marlins.

          The commercial spots were filmed on the “One Life to Live” set in New York City on Thursday, February 14 and Friday, February 15.

          “One Life to Live” executive producer Frank Valenti directed the commercials, which are set to begin airing on all ESPN Networks and the internet on Monday, March 3.

          • All My Children
          • Rebecca Budig
          • One Life to Live
          • Cameron Mathison
          • Guiding Light
          • Another World
          • David Fumero
          • Bree Williamson
          • John Brotherton
          • John Paul Lavoisier
          • David Andrew MacDonald
          • Torii Hunter
          • Chase Utley
          • Jorge Posada
          • Hanley Ramirez

             

            Jill Johnson/JPI

            (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Former “As The World Turns” bad boy Shawn Christian joins the cast of “Days of our Lives” as Salem University Hospital’s newest hot doctor.

            Beginning Tuesday, March 4, Christian begins airing on the NBC soap as Dr. Daniel Jonas. The character is first introduced to Chelsea Brady (Rachel Melvin) by Victor Kiriakis (John Aniston). Dr. Jonas is said to be heavily involved in the upcoming Bo Brady storyline.

            Christian made his television debut on CBS’s “As The World Turns” in 1994 as the original Mike Kasnoff. He has also appeared in such primetime series as “Pacific Palisades,” “Beverly Hills, 90210″ and more recently as Johnny Durant on The WB’s “Summerland.” The series aired for two seasons on the network and co-starred Lori Loughlin (“Full House”) and singer-actor Jesse McCartney (“All My Children”).

            Shawn can next be seen on the big screen in “Starship Dave” with Eddie Murphy, “Small Town Saturday Night” with Chris Pine (“American Dreams”) and “Killer Moves,” which are all due out for release later this year.

            According to Soap Opera Digest, Christian began taping on Monday, February 11.


             

            By Errol Lewis


            (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Elmarie Wendel joins the cast of “General Hospital” in the recurring role of Peg.

            Dylan Cash

            While Jax (Ingo Rademacher) puts private investigators on the search for Michael (Dylan Cash) in order to ease Carly’s (Laura Wright) pain over the disappearance of her son, Michael finds himself taking refuge in a cabin, where he encounters a craggy old woman [Peg] beginning Thursday, February 28.

            Peg meets Michael as a result of his shooting Kate Howard (Megan Ward) with an illegal weapon on the February 18 episode of the ABC drama series. The soap aired a public service announcement about the dangers of gun violence at the conclusion of said episode.

            Wendel is best known to viewers as Mrs. Mamie Dubcek on NBC’s “3rd Rock From the Sun” from 1996-2001. She has also appeared on NBC’s “Seinfeld,” ABC’s “NYPD Blue” and “George Lopez.”

            This is Wendel’s first appearance on a daytime soap opera. The actress is repped by Gail Abbott Management.

            • General Hospital
            • Laura Wright
            • Ingo Rademacher
            • Dylan Cash
            • Elmarie Wendel
            • Megan Ward

               

              OLTL PreVUE: Week of February 18 Edition

              Will Allison’s secret be revealed?
              Sunday, February 17, 2008 3:32 PM | By Errol Lewis

              (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The ‘Go Red’ Ball is full of surprises.

              THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

              With Bo fired, Ramsey is named Llanview’s newest Police Commissioner. Gigi finds the news hard to swallow. Nora blames Lindsay for Bo’s predicament. Ramsey wants to throw the book at Jessica for helping Allison escape. Todd’s happiness comes under attack. Gigi gives in to Ramsey, while Todd formulates a plan to stop the rogue cop. Jessica evades Antonio’s questions. Bo rebuffs Clint’s proposal that he come to work at BE. Matthew ponders what his father will do next. Ramsey and Antonio start off on the wrong foot. Todd is a bundle of nerves thanks to Ramsey.

              Lindsay swallows her secret before Nora has a chance to read it. Clint is forced to referee Nora and Lindsay’s catfight; but not before everyones’ secrets fall out of the box. Dorian catches Roxy sorting through a floor full of secrets. Dorian gives in to her curiosity and sneaks a peak at some of Llanview’s deepest, darkest secrets; later she bribes a security guard in order to get possession of valuable surveillance tape.

              THE INSIDE STORY

              Jared and Natalie are interrupted by news that Jessica is in trouble. At the same time, Allison forces Jessica to plead and beg for her life while holding her at gunpoint. In an act of bravery, Jared throws himself in front of Jessica, but ends up tumbling over a balcony railing with Allison. With his life hanging on by a thread, Jared clutches the railing with one hand and Allison with the other. Charlie arrives just in time to save Jared, who purposely releases his grip on Allison. As she hurriedly plummets to the pavement, Allison vows to take her secret to the grave. Jared is treated as a hero by the Buchanans. Ramsey announces that Allison’s condition is grave. Jessica realizes that she may never uncover Allison’s secret as the DVD she had with her when she fell was destroyed. Allison isn’t expected to make it through the night.

              WHAT TO WATCH

              - Jared’s declaration leaves Natalie feeling uneasy, and later, heartbroken.

              - Langston and Cole continue to fight their feelings.

              - Jamie interrupts Talia and Antonio’s evening of romance.

              - Cristian and Sarah give into temptation; Layla and Vincent see more than they bargained for.

              - Adriana is jealous of Rex’s rapport with Gigi and Shane.

              - Mary J. Blige continues her visit to Llanview. READ MORE

              - The ABC Daytime Dramas ‘Go Red’ for a good cause. READ MORE

              SON ALERTS: WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25, 2008

              Monday: John is aghast to learn Ramsey is his new boss; Cole confides in Langston his fears about Ramsey; Rex realizes Adriana still thinks Shane is his son.

              Tuesday: Jessica fears she may never know Allison’s secret; Marcie’s future is decided; Antonio and Talia team up to bring down their new boss.

              Wednesday: Bo and Clint deal with family issues; Michael gives Marcie some tough love; Nash has a cryptic meeting with potential business partners.

              Thursday: Todd vows to protect his family; Langston and Cole feel guilty; Antonio confronts Jessica.

              Friday: Jared helps Jessica and Natalie; Dorian gains the upper hand on Nora; Allison has a reaction to Nash’s visit.

              Pictured: Barbara Garrick courtesy Donna Svennevik/ABC | Jerry verDorn/Hillary B. Smith courtesy Jeff Neira/ABC

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