By Angela Rosa


Ricky Paull Goldin

( — Dr. Jake Martin returns to Pine Valley with scars.


Greenlee throws herself into Aidan’s arms when he suddenly walks into Zach’s office. Aidan explains the details of his and Jake’s escape to Greenlee, Ryan, Zach and Kendall. Annie simmers when she spots Ryan comforting Greenlee. Jake describes the harsh realities of his life in Darfur to Greenlee but explains that he needs to finish his work there. Greenlee’s refusal to help does little to deter Jake’s will to make an unauthorized exit out of the hospital. Greenlee finds a collapsed Jake. Aidan explains to Greenlee that no one survives a war completely unscathed. Greenlee is clearly unsettled as Aidan brings up the topic of them starting a family. Kendall advices Greenlee to share her true feelings about parenthood with Aidan. Greenlee informs Aidan that she never wants to be a mother. Aidan questions why Greenlee was once so desperate to have Ryan’s child but refuses to even consider having his.

The risks Aidan took on his mission to Darfur registering with him, Zach is finally able to put the past events behind him and let go of his anger. Erica is greatly relieved to learn that everything is fine between Zach and Kendall when they come to pay her a visit. Jack and Kendall’s phones get mixed up as they’re leaving the prison. Thinking she’s calling Kendall, Erica inadvertently lets Jack know about Kendall and Aidan tryst. Erica has no choice but to confirm her slip but urges Jack not to reveal anything to Greenlee.


Amanda encourages a dejected Annie to fight for Ryan. Ryan surprises Annie with a picnic in the stables and apologizes for forgetting their anniversary. Annie’s emotions get the best of her as she confronts Ryan about seeing him with Greenlee the night before. Ryan’s memories of Annie begin to flood back as she turns to walk away from him. Annie is finally convinced that Ryan is telling her the truth. Ryan and Annie make love but Ryan is clearly conflicted about his feelings. Ryan confesses to Kendall that although he now remembers Annie, he doesn’t remember loving her. Upon overhearing that tidbit, a hurt Annie decides not to reveal to Ryan that his vasectomy never took.


Dixie continues to taunt Adam. Dixie’s admission about her own mistakes does little to convince Adam to change his mind about keeping Tad in the dark. Krystal questions what Tad would do if he found Kate living with a family that she loves and that loves her. Dixie realizes she can still feel love as she experiences anguish over not being able to reach out to JR. JR works to have his father committed after he admits that Dixie is haunting him. Tad hits a roadblock in his search for Kate. Stuart believes Adam may really be seeing Dixie but JR won’t hear of it. Dixie is greatly amused as Adam is locked up in the same ward of Oak Haven that he once unjustly had her committed to.


- Krystal assures Jesse that Cassandra will soon become more comfortable with him.

- Richie shows his true colors when Babe confronts him about what he did to JR.

- Babe disguises herself as a hooker after forming a plan to prove that Richie set JR up.

- Frankie and Jake immediately form a bond; Frankie urges Jake not to push away his family. 

- After Jesse leaves, Cassandra answers the door to Robert, who is clearly up to no good


Monday: Annie is more determined than ever to keep Ryan. An unknowing Angie tells Jesse to stop looking for trouble where none exists. Dixie warns Adam that his time is running out.

Tuesday: Jesse is surprised by an unexpected visit from his old friend Greg Nelson. Adam is chilled when Dixie points out that his actions have consequences. Aidan and Greenlee reach out to each other.

Wednesday: Jesse surprises Angie by getting Ne-Yo to perform at their wedding. Aidan tells Greenlee how he feels about them. Jack lets Aidan and Kendall’s secret out slip in front of Greenlee.

Thursday: A fiery Greenlee confronts Kendall, Aidan and Zach. Dixie watches over her family and friends at Angie and Jesse’s reception. Jesse faces off with Robert as Angie arrives.

Friday: The wedding takes an unexpected turn. Aidan wishes he could turn back time for him and Greenlee. Dixie watches with horror at the unexpected turn of events.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008 7:52 AM | By Angela Rosa

Sydney Penny

( — Just as the Hubbard clan reemerges on “All My Children,” the Santos clan fades away.

Several weeks from today’s date, “All My Children” will be Santos free for the first time in over fifteen years. Sydney Penny, who plays Julia Santos, has been let go from the ABC serial.

Penny, now 36 years old, began her daytime career on NBC’s Santa Barbara where she portrayed incest-survivor B.J. Walker from 1992-1993. The actress then landed the role of Dr. Maria Santos (Eva LaRue) younger and troubled sister, Julia, on “AMC” and began airing in September 1993. Paired with Keith Hamilton Cobb, in the popular interracial pairing of Noah and Julia, Penny rose to the pinnacle of her daytime fame. The actress exited the soap in December 1996. Penny’s next contract role was on CBS’s “The Bold and the Beautiful” where she played Samantha Kelly from 2003 to April 2005. Penny returned to “AMC” full-time in August of 2005.

The Emmy-nominated actress has also enjoyed shorter soap stints on NBC’s “Sunset Beach,” FOX’s “Beverly Hills 90210″ and the WB’s “Hyperion Bay.” At 12 years old, Penny appeared in the popular ABC miniseries “The Thorn Birds” as a young Meggie. Penny also appeared on “The New Gidget” and “TJ Hooker,” as well as a slew of made-for-television movies.

Sydney Penny married Robert Powers in 1995 and they welcomed their first child, Chasen August Powers, on May 31, 2007.

Watch for Penny’s exit to coincide with a tragic set of events that occurs after Jesse and Angie’s (Darnell Williams and Debbi Morgan) May 21 wedding.

“All My Children” airs weekdays on ABC and weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.

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    By Errol Lewis3

    ( — “The Bold and the Beautiful” Casting News for the Week of May 19, 2008.

    The Bold and the Beautiful

    Alley Mills returns as “Pam Douglas” on Monday, May 19.

    Ivar Brogger portrays “Dr. Patrick” on Monday, May 19.

    Dana Cuomo portrays “The Recovery Representative” on Monday, May 19.

    Shasi Wells portrays “The Forrester Secretary” on Thursday, May 22.

    By Errol Lewis

    ( — A Texas Battle hits Los Angeles and the face-off could have long-lasting results for CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

    Texas Battle

    Houston, Texas born actor Texas Battle, 31, has been tapped to join the drama series in the contract role of Marcus, son of Donna Logan played by Jennifer Gareis, 37, confirms Executive Producer and Head Writer, Bradley P. Bell via press release.

    “Marcus books a flight to Los Angeles after seeing the wedding announcement of Eric and Donna in the local paper,” Bell explains. “He arrives on the scene at a time when the Forresters and the Logans are embroiled in deeply emotional issues. It is soon revealed that Marcus is connected to the Logans, a secret that Donna has been keeping since she was a teenager.”

    “When Donna was 16, she had a baby and gave it up for adoption,” Bell informed TV Guide. “The identity of the dad, who is black, is going to remain a mystery for a while.”

    After marrying Eric Forrester on the Friday, May 9 episode of “B&B,” Donna begins to enjoy life as a Forrester wife, but her life of luxury could be cut short as Marcus appears on her doorstep on May 13.

    Battle’s previous credits include roles in the films “Final Destination 3,” “Coach Carter” and “Wrong Turn 2.” He also appeared in episodes of “One Tree Hill” and the now defunct “All of Us.” He can next be seen in the films “Hitting the Bricks” (2008) and as Carey Fuller in “Dragonball” (2009), the big screen adaptation of the popular “Dragonball” series.

    Battle graduated from the University of Texas, majoring in Kinesiology.

    OLTL PreVUE: Week of May 5 Edition

    By Scotty Gore

    ( — A con man targets his next victim.

    Tuc Watkins


    Blair blames Todd for Starr running away with Cole, and urges him to take responsibility for his actions. Langston and Markko find themselves in hot water with Dorian as they cover for Starr by claiming that Langston is the one who is pregnant. As Dorian lashes out at Markko, Langston quickly reminds her of what it takes to be a Cramer woman. Starr and Cole are honest with one another as they discuss their night of passion. John infoms Antonio and Talia that he is leaving Llanview in search of Starr and Cole. As the two teen lovebirds settle into their new lives, Starr is impressed by Cole’s get up and go attitude as they search for summer jobs. John provides Blair with moral support, and work together to figure out where Starr and Cole have gone. Todd, meanwhile, confronts Langston and Markko demanding to know where Starr and Cole ran away to. Langston’s attempts to calm Todd’s down are shortlived when he locates Markko’s pre-paid cell phone in his backpack. Afterward, he call the cell phone and demands to speak with his daughter. While tempted by Todd’s offer to come home, Starr realizes that her father would die if he knew she were pregnant. Todd receives a tip as to Starr and Cole’s location. Dorian’s annoucement shocks Langston. As John and Blair search the boardwalk, they are unaware of just how close Starr and Cole really are. Langston is beside herself when Dorian takes her to the doctor for an abortion.

    Charlie begins to suspect that Rex is having second thoughts about marrying Adriana. Gigi confesses her feelings for Rex to Viki. Adriana attempts to persuade Brody to reunite with Gigi and Shane. Adriana’s jaw drops when Brody tells her that Rex is Shane’s father. Refusing to abandon her plan, and knowing that Gigi would never do anything to tarnish Shane’s image of his father the war hero, Adriana tries to reward Brody with money if he pretends to be Shane’s father. Rex and Gigi continue to dance around their feelings. Meanwhile, Adriana finds the two together, and invites Gigi to her bachelorette party at UV, and apologizes to Rex for her behavior. Dorian becomes worried about Adriana’s zealousness about getting Gigi and Brody back together. Gigi confesses to Marcie that she’s still in love with Rex. In a drunken stuper,
    Rex crashes the bachelorette party looking for Gigi and does an impromptu striptease. Snoop Dogg performs at Adriana’s Ultra Violet bachelorette party. While still drunk, Rex seeks advice from Bo. Shane is thrilled to find a picture of his “father” Brody, who has conflicting feelings about reuniting with Gigi and Shane.


    Natalie loses the battle with her feelings and tells Jared that she loves him. Agreeing not to think about the future, Natalie and Jared make love for the first time. Later, after waking up happily in one another’s arms, Jared decides he will come clean once they return to Llanview. Natalie’s happiness is short lived when Jared tells her that Charlie is his father. Natalie believes that Viki needs to know the truth, but can’t bear to destroy her mother’s happiness. Jared and Natalie stop by the Bonjour Cafe, where David Vickers just happens to be working. David recalls the nightmare that led him to seek employment at the local greasy spoon. Natalie and Jared’s arrival peaks David’s curiosity. After overhearing Jared saying that he is not really a Buchanan, David believes he has found his latest meal ticket; all the while unaware
    that he is the true Buchanan heir.


    - Antonio and Talia quickly make up for lost time.

    - Antonio, John, and Talia kick their plan to destroy Ramsey into second gear.

    - Antonio continues to make Ramsey believe he is a corrupt cop and wants a piece of whatever side action Ramsey is involved with.

    - Cristian spots Antonio and Talia together and warns them they are planning their plan in jeopardy by being together.

    - My View of Llanview: April 30 Edition. READ MORE

    - Evans Brings Tina Back to Llanview. READ MORE

    SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MAY 12, 2008

    Monday: Rex wrestles with his feelings for Gigi; Todd, Blair, and John are hot on Starr and Cole’s trail; Langston is forced to tell Dorian the truth.

    Tuesday: Adriana orders Brody to follow through with his end of the bargin; David pays Viki a surprise visit; Jared and Natalie finds themselves in over their heads.

    Wednesday: John is one step ahead of Todd; David places Natalie and Jared on the hot seat; Dorian takes action on her daughter’s wedding day.

    Thursday: Adriana fears the worst when Rex is absent from his own wedding; Starr and Cole bump into Todd; John realizes that Starr is pregnant.

    Friday: Gigi says her peace as the wedding gets underway; Blair orders Todd to stay away from Starr; Jared fights back when David threatens to blackmail him.

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    My View of Llanview: April 30 Edition

    Back to the past
    Sunday, May 4, 2008 11:44 PM| By Scotty Gore

    ( – A look at Viki before Erika.

    Hello everyone. My sincere apologizes for this column being a few days late, but I am about to enter the final days of my student teaching semester. With graduation fast approaching next Saturday, things have gotten rather hectic around the house, seriously limiting the amount of free time I have available
    to write this column.

    So, because of homework and tests, here an article from the June 1971 edition of After Noon TV, entitled “The Good Witch of the North Riding Side Saddle on a Washing Machine.” It was written by Robert Narrows, and talks about Joanne Dorian who became the second actress to portray Viki on “One Life to Live” between Gillian Spencer and Erika Slezak. Hope you enjoy…….

    Return with us now to El Mirage Lake in California, a sea of sand where Joanne Dorian once road the toughest, the orneriest, he most rip shortin’ washing machine in creation.

    Yup, that’s what we said folks. A washing machine. Rode it sidesaddle, no less. And that’s not all. Joanne’s also been a puppet come to life, had conversations with an imaginary dog, been stuffed in a Volkswagen with 23 college boys and dreamed about flowers inside a coffee cup.

    Hard to believe? Well, the truth is that anybody can do it. Anybody, that is who’s young and beautiful and has what they call in the business “a commercial face.”

    And Joanne Dorian has it. So much so, that if you haven’t yet caught her performance as Viki Riley on One Life to Live, chances are you’ve seen her work in dozens of little commercial dramas. Last Christmas, for example, she was popping out all over the tube as the Avon Lady, the one who sold her goodies to a deliriously happy Mrs. Santa Claus at the North Pole. And do you know that surrealistic split-screen classic? That masterpiece where on one side is a girl soaping her hair, and on the other is a baby running through the fields while an off screen voice coos “Remember the baby like softness that was born in your hair…?” Well, Joanne was the sudsy one. She’s also been a Crisco lady, and if you live in the Midwest, you might recall her throwing snowballs and shilling air-conditioning for Columbia Gas. And so on, ad commercio nauseum.

    Joanne has been on the commercial whirl for the past two years, ever since she migrated to New York from sunny California. That’s not to say she singled out commercials as a life work. When you earned a degree in drama from UCLA, danced and sang in a USO sponsored tour of Carousel in the Orient, worked in repertory and appeared in the national company of There’s A Girl in My Soup, you don’t necessarily dream about huckstering for Johnson and Johnson, Crisco, Top Job or ringing doorbells for Avon.

    What we’re trying to say is that life just ain’t that easy for an aspiring actress. So up till now, and except for a brief appearance as a copy girl in The Secret Storm (oddly enough, she is cast as an executive assistant on a newspaper in One Life to Live), Joanne’s talent has been displayed largely on 30 and 60 second commercial spots. Not that we’re knocking commercials. Joanne regards them as rewarding and fun. Some so funny, in fact, that they’ve never made it to the home screen. Like, for instance, that mechanical dreadnaught we spoke about earlier – the washing machine.

    “I rode side saddle on that thing for three days,” said Joanne “driven across the desert by a little old man who was scrunched up inside the machine at the controls. There were food stains set up at particular intervals, and the driver was supposed to stop at those marks when he heard a horn blast, the signal being given by the director who was riding along side of us in the camera car.”

    “The trouble was that the machine didn’t stop. It zipped right through the bloodstains, the coffee stains and the egg stains. It went faster and faster. I was screaming and yelling and banging my feet, and the director was screaming and yelling and tooting his horn.”

    “But then things got even more ridiculous. As we were galumphing along, looming on the horizon and heading straight for us was an entire house, pulled a long by a little car. And off in the distance we could see another commercial being filmed – some guy flying in the air with a wing like apparatus.”

    “So you can just imagine how ludicrous it was. There we were, the washer and camera car rattling along, the house in front and aerial act above. It was like a scene out of a Fellini western.”

    “Finally, a’la John Wayne, the director pulled me off the machine to safety. Later we discovered that the washer driver didn’t stop because he never heard the horn. Seemed he was hard of hearing.”

    But that’s not all, folks. Here ‘s another commercial that died on he cutting room floor. Let’s call it the great Volkswagen caper.

    “I guess the sponsor was trying to show how roomy the car was,” said Joanne. “Anyway, they put me under the dashboard and wedged in a fraternity house from the University of Southern California. Three of the boys were put in the trunk and the rest were plopped in the car like so many pancakes. I almost smothered to death.”

    “For the grand finale, they all poured out of the car, put me on the hood and carried me off.” Why didn’t they air the commercial? Use you imagination. There’s something slightly risqué about a girl coming out of a car behind 23 young guys.

    I got a mild case of claustrophobia from that commercial. My own car was a Volkswagen, and for the next two weeks I was afraid to get into it.”

    There’s more. “Oh let me tell you about this coffee ad,” she laughed. “It was partially animated to give the impression that my husband and I were sitting in the middle of a coffee cup. Every time we took a sip we’d have a psychedelic experience. He’d see boats. I’d see flowers. The images kept alternating until one of our visions merged and we were lifted out of a cup by a balloon. It was fun, really. But they never did put that coffee on the market.”

    Her first commercial, and one that did see the light on the TV screen, was a Top Job ad especially tailored for the annual showing of The Wizard of Oz. The detergent bottle caps were shaped in the puppet form of Oz characters, and Joanne sprang to life as the Good Witch of the North.

    “I had to sprinkle magic dust over a little girl who was playing Dorothy and guide her through the Land of Oz,” recalled Joanne.

    According to Joanne commercial auditions can be crazier than commercial itself. Without a script or prop to work with, She’s been asked to recreate some nutty situations. Among them carrying on an impromptu conversation with an invisible dog and lifting imaginary tables and chairs.

    Now if you think that’s ridiculous, consider the lunacy of her most recent audition. Consider also, that it’s you, not Joanne who has just walked into the commercial studio. The director speaks:

    “Okay,” He says, “I want you to imagine that it’s very early in the morning. You’re half asleep when you go to the window and open the Venetian blinds. You pull the string, and while it’s going down the string on the other end is going up – with a box of Jell-O. Throughout the day, you see boxes of Jell-O everywhere. Finally, you get in your car, and because it’s raining you turn on the windshield wipers. And attached to the wipers are boxes of Jell-O going back and forth, back and forth.”

    Now if you can do that, you can do commercials. Who knows, you might even be lucky enough to ride sidesaddle on a washing machine.

    Saving the best for last, it’s time to take a quick look at some of the plotlines coming up on “OLTL” a couple of weeks down the road. A concerned woman is relieved to learn that one Cramer woman is a virgin, but shocked that another is with child. A young child has a medical crisis on someone’s wedding day.
    A man of the cloth confronts a lustful couple for not keeping their hands to themselves. And a mother is heartbroken to discover her daughter’s present living conditions.

    Well, that’s all for this edition of the column. I hope you enjoyed this edition of the column. That’s all for now; please be sure and join me again on May 15th. See you next time.

    And until next time remember, we only have “One Life to Live” …..

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    AMC PreVUE: Week of May 5 Edition

    By Angela Rosa


    Cady McClain

    ( — Are the residents of Pine Valley in need of some guidance?


    Dixie corrects Adam when he rationalizes that his medication is causing him to hallucinate. Dixie informs Adam that she won’t be leaving his side until he reveals the truth about Kate to Tad. JR and Krystal worry about Adam’s mental health. Adam turns to Opal for help. Dixie taunts Adam as Opal tries to oust the unknown spirit Adam claims is haunting him. Opal soon becomes fed up with Adam’s attitude and leaves him to fend off his ghost for himself. Dixie continues to play tricks on Adam. Adam realizes that Dixie still loves Tad. Adam asks a concerned Stuart to talk to Dixie and get her to leave him alone.

    Tad and Jesse track down Dr. Madden’s assistant, Hazel, to a seedy bar she runs just outside of town. Unaware that the two men set the scene up, Hazel is putty in Jesse’s hand after he protects her bar from being robbed. Hazel is clued into what’s really going on when her bouncers drags a snooping Tad into her bar. Hazel can’t help but be affected by Tad’s emotional plea. Tad is sure he’s on track to finding Kate; meanwhile Julia makes plans to move to Australia with Kathy (Kate) after receiving a job offer. Tad and Dixie share a cosmic connection.


    Treena, the hooker Richie hired to frame JR, blackmails Richie for more money. Babe recognizes Treena when she sees her in the park with Richie. Babe confronts the duo and pretends to believe Richie’s claims of innocence. Babe tells JR about her encounter with Richie and Treena and apologizes to her ex-husband for jumping to the wrong conclusion about him.

    Greenlee and Kendall are aghast when footage of them pole dancing shows up during a presentation. Greenlee would fire Annie on the spot but to everyone’s shock the businessmen respond to the footage by offering Fusion a major contract. A disappointed Annie pulls Ryan into a kiss that just ends up leaving her more frustrated. Ryan tells Zach that he wants to move on with his life regardless of the amnesia. Facing blackmail of his own, Richie blackmails Annie for money and threatens to expose her lies to Ryan.


    Zach explains the situation in Darfur to Ryan. Ryan and Zach work together to come up with a plan to help Aidan rescue Jake. Meanwhile, in Darfur, instead of taking the opportunity to escape, Jake chooses to save the life of the wounded rebel leader. Aidan is successful in his plot to be captured by the same rebels holding Jake hostage. Zach surprises Greenlee when he tells her he’s arranged for a way for them to monitor Aidan’s whereabouts. Aidan and Jake plot a risky escape. Greenlee, Kendall, Zach and Ryan look on in horror as they watch Aidan and Jake on the monitor. The group awaits word on Jake and Aidan. Tad accuses Zach of wanting Aidan dead.


    - Robert finds Cassandra’s sketchbook and finds a drawing of a stuffed elephant.

    - With some assistance from Carmen, Erica’s vigor to bring change to the prison is renewed.

    - Little Adam pulls the stuffed elephant out of Cassandra’s bag right under Robert’s nose.

    SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MAY 12, 2008

    Monday: Greenlee’s prayers are answered. Annie vows to fight dirty to get Ryan back. Dixie continues to taunt an unrepentant Adam.

    Tuesday: After suffering a fall, Ryan is flooded with memories of Annie. Tad is certain he’s close to finding Kate. Babe confronts Richie with his lies.

    Wednesday: Jake is haunted by a memory from the past. Ryan has conflicted feelings about his love for Annie. Jesse wants to clear the air with Cassandra.

    Thursday: Babe sets out to get proof that Richie set JR up. Adam gets a taste of his own medicine. Jesse and Cassandra realize they have more in common than they thought.

    Friday: Ryan questions his love for Annie. Greenlee fears she’s ruined things with Aidan. Jack confronts Erica about Kendall’s indiscretion.

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    Emmy Award Nomations Announced

    By Errol Lewis

    Live Blog

    ( — “The 35th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards” nominations announced live during ABC Daytime’s “The View.”

    Emmy Award

    The Emmy Nomations (updated frequently):

    Marcey Rylan (Lizzie, GL) and Van Hansis (Luke, ATWT) announced the nominees for Outstanding Young Actress and Actor in a Drama Series.

    The Nominees are:

    Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series

    Jennifer Landon (Gwen Norbeck Munson, ATWT)

    Rachel Melvin (Chelsea Brady, DAYS)

    Vail Bloom (Heather Stevens, Y&R)

    Emily O’Brien (Jana Hawkes, Y&R)

    Tammin Sursok (Colleen Carlton, Y&R)

    Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series

    Van Hansis (Luke Snyder, ATWT)

    Jesse Lee Soffer (Will Munson, ATWT)

    Darin Brooks (Max Brady, DAYS)

    Tom Pelphrey (Jonathan Randall, GL)

    Bryton McClure (Devon Hamilton/Winters, Y&R)

    Alison Sweeney and Bryan Dattilo Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

    The nominees are:

    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

    Kelly Menighan Hensley

    Heather Tom

    Judy Evans

    Gina Tognoni (Dinah, GL)

    Tracey Bregman

    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

    Trent Dawson

    Daniel Cosgrove

    Brian Kermin

    Kristoff St. John

    Greg Rikaart

    Rebecca Budig and Cameron Mathison announced the nominees for Outstanding Talk Show Informative, Talk Show Entertainment and Talk Show Host.

    The nominees are:

    Outstanding Talk Show Informative

    A Place of our Own (PBS)

    Dr. Phil (SYN)

    The Tyra Banks Show (SYN)

    Talk Show Entertainment

    Ellen Degeneres (SYN)

    Rachel Ray (SYN)

    The View (ABC)

    Outstanding Talk Show Host

    Ellen Degeneres (SYN)

    Regis and Kelly (SYN)

    The View co-hosts (ABC)

    Farah Fath (Gigi, OLTL) and John Paul Lavoisier (Rex, OLTL) announced the nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Drama Series.

    The nominees are:

    Outsanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

    Maura West

    Crystal Chappell

    Nicole Forester

    Michelle Stafford

    Jeanne Cooper

    Outsanding Lead Actorin a Drama Series

    David Canary

    Thaao Penghlis

    Anothy Geary

    Peter Bergman

    Christian LeBlanc

    Outsanding Drama Series

    General Hospital (ABC)

    Guiding Light (CBS)

    One Life to Live (ABC)

    The Young and the Restless (CBS)

    ‘AMC’ May Sweeps Notebook

    By Angela Rosa

    ( — “All My Children” keeps the drama moving on-and-off-screen.

    AMC Logo


    - The role of Colby Chandler, daughter of Adam Chandler (David Canary) and Liza Colby (Marcy Walker), has been recast. Twenty-five year old Brianne Moncrief will replace nineteen year old Ambyr Childers in May.

    Childers began playing the role of Colby Chandler in July of 2006. After a rough start, Childers managed to do an admirable job in turning the young Chandler into a fan favorite and many fans of the ABC soap will be dismayed to see the actress go. Childers will last air on Monday, March 5.

    Moncrief will show up as the new face of Colby starting on Wednesday, May 7. Moncrief’s television credits include appearances on CBS’s “Guiding Light” and HBO’s “The Sopranos.”

    An “All My Children” spokesperson relates that the actress switch was storyline dictated. The educated guess here is that the soap felt that Childers’ look was to young to fit into the young adult storyline her former character is headed into with Frankie (Cornelius Smith Jr.), Dre (Sterling Sulieman) and Cassandra (Yaya DaCosta).

    - In a letter to his fans, Jeff Branson recently confirmed that his relationship with “AMC” will not continue past his current contract which expires in June 2008. Don’t expect a goodbye scene for the youngest Lavery brother; much to everybody’s surprise, including Branson’s, Jonathan Lavery last aired on December 18, 2007. The Emmy nominated actor will hold an event in June to say a proper farewell to his fans, for more information on that event follow this link:

    - Leven Rambin, Branson’s oft-time on-screen leading lady, is wanted at “AMC” but clearly doesn’t seem to want the ABC drama back. As far back as last summer, the actress announced her intention to leave the show at the end of her contract cycle. Her characters, Ava Benton and Lily Montgomery, have not aired on “AMC” since February and will continue to stay off-screen for the foreseeable future. Rambin is having little problem with staying in the spotlight without the soap. The seventeen year old Emmy nominated actress recently guest-starred on NBC’s “Lipstick Jungle” and is keeping the gossip pages busy as she gives out Brooke Shield’s (the star of “Lipstick Jungle”) alleged tanning secrets and is romantically linked to men twice her age. Rambin’s contract with “AMC” will expire in June.

    Ricky Paull Goldin premieres in the contract role of Jake Martin this week. Yaya DaCosta premiered as Angie’s (Debbie Morgan) daughter, Cassandra Foster (also a contract role), on April 25.

    – Watch for another rare Palmer Cortlandt (James Mitchell) appearance during the week of May 5, and expect to see a larger dose of Opal (Jill Larson) than normal during the next several weeks.


    - Speaking of contracts, it has come to Soap Opera Network’s attention that Elizabeth Rodriguez role of Carmen Morales is not a contract role. Upon breaking the news of the hiring, Soap Opera Digest had reported the role as being contract and SON initially ran with that information. The actress is among “AMC’s” top three favorite recurring characters of the moment, the other two of course being Mario Van Peebles (Samuel Woods) and David Rasche (Robert Gardner).


    - R&B band B5 serenaded Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) outside of her prison lock-up on April 25th.

    - Cady McClain will reprise the role of Dixie Cooney Martin starting on May 2nd for a limited run. Expect the bulk of her scenes to be with, but not limited to, Adam Chandler. Though back on a mission of healing and reunion, it seems as if ghost Dixie will also get to exact a nasty case of karma on her ex-husband who aptly got her locked up in the loony bin with his nasty tricks twenty years earlier!

    - Look for Caroline Stephanie Clay to return as Hazel for a couple of episodes. To get information about Tad’s (Michael E. Knight) long missing daughter Kate, Tad and Jesse try to worm their way into the heart of the deceased Greg Madden’s trusted former nurse. Starting on May 6th, look for the best buddies to confront Hazel at her new gig at The Sunshine Bar.

    - Billionaire Warren Buffet will play himself on May 8 and 9. Expect Buffet to offer his old pal, Erica, some surprising advice.

    - Laurence Lau, who played Greg of AMC’s super couple Jenny (Kim Delaney) and Greg from 1981-1986, will return for a couples of episodes starting on May 20. He’ll be reunited with Tad, Angie and Jesse for some reflection and of course to attend Angie and Jesse’s second wedding. Tad is his former brother-in-law and Greg and Jenny were Angie and Jesse’s best buddies.

    - R&B singer Ne-Yo will serenade not-so newlyweds Jesse and Angie at their wedding reception. The singer-songwriter will perform “Closer” and “Stop This World” during his May 21 and May 22 guest stint.

    - Big weddings usually beget big drama, and this case is no different. The new Mrs. Hubbard will be swooped into a helicopter by Robert Gardner for a kidnapping instead of a honeymoon. TV Guide Canada is reporting that Knight, Williams, Morgan and several other “AMC” cast members were spotted in sunny Los Angeles over the weekend and reported that they were there for a location shoot.

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    • All My Children

      OLTL PreVUE: Week of April 28 Edition

      A web of lies.
      Sunday, April 27, 2008 9:40 PM | By Scotty Gore

      ( — You can’t run away from your problems.


      On the verge of lovemaking, Natalie and Jared are interrupted by Viki. Natalie asks Viki if maybe she could talk to Calvin. Jared doesn’t believe Natalie’s claim that nothing will ever happen between them. Viki quizzes Calvin about his sudden interest in BE. Clint warns Bo and Nora that he’s going to continue to fight dirty in order to save BE. Bo and Clint are shocked by Calvin’s announcement that he is calling off his takeover attempt. Calvin refuses to be Dorian’s pawn. Meanwhile, Dorian’s blood boils when she realizes that Viki is responsible for her latest roadblock. Jared devises ways to spend time with Natalie, who is angry to discover that Jared tricked her into going to the Buchanan Ranch under false pretenses. Jared opens up his heart to Natalie and regrets having chosen the Buchanan name over her, all the while begging her to give him a second chance.

      Starr is floored by Cole’s suggestion that get married and run away from their troubles. While spending time with her family, Starr becomes emotional upon realizing that it will be her last night with them. Starr and Langston share an emotional farwell. Viki bumps into Starr as she is about to leave to meet Cole. Starr tells Viki that she was on her way to meet Cole, but leaves out the fact that they had planned on running away together. Viki decides not to tell Blair and Todd that Starr was planning to see Cole. Dodging a few more close calls, Starr and Cole meet on the docks. Cole tries to calm Starr’s fears by promising to take care of her and the baby, and later drive off to start their new life. Starr and Cole find shelter in a rundown old beach house. Langston tries her best to cover for Starr in front of Todd and Blair. A furious Todd terrorizes Llanview by blaming people left and right for Starr’s running away from home. Blair seeks John’s help, and reaches her boiling point with Todd when he refuses to take any responsibility for his actions concerning Starr. Dorian receives a jolt when she demands answers from Langston.


      When it looks like Rex is about to kiss her, Gigi slaps him. Rex explains that he was just demonstrating to Gigi how Jared is taking advantage of her, however both remain unnerved about the ordeal. Gigi confesses to Marcie that she still has feelings for Rex. Gigi recalls a time when Brody wanted to marry her even though she was pregnant with another man’s baby. Adriana attempts to convince Brody to come to Llanview to be with Gigi and Shane. Dorian, Layla, and Adriana are surprised by Brody’s temper. Adriana remains convinced that her plan will work, however, Layla worries what Brody’s return will do to Shane and Gigi. Layla finds a naked woman in Brody’s bed at the Palace, and summons Adriana to his room. Adriana, meanwhile, asks Dorian for her help. Brody manages to sneak past Adriana, Layla, and Dorian.


      - Eddie pushes John’s buttons about what he and Talia are doing to Antonio.

      - When Carlotta and Jamie drop by the LPD, Antonio, John, and Talia are taken aback by Ramsey’s kindness toward the girl.

      - Ramsey lets an unsuspecting Antonio get away with stealing money from a drug bust.

      - John comforts Talia following Antonio’s outburst.

      - Sarah has a difference of opinion with Jessica and Cristian over his artwork for Nash’s wine label; Jessica suprises herself by passionately defending Cristian.

      - As Jessica and Cristian grow closer over what his work means to him, Nash borrows more money from his partner.

      - The tension continues to mount between Antonio and John and Talia.

      - My View of Llanview: April 15 Edition. READ MORE

      - Evans Brings Tina Back to Llanview. READ MORE

      SON ALERTS: WEEK OF MAY 5, 2008

      Monday: Jared and Natalie make love; Todd endures Blair’s wrath; Starr makes a surprise admission to Cole.

      Tuesday: Jared and Natalie face reality; Antonio continues his plan to bring down Ramsey; Brody’s confession floors Adriana.

      Wednesday: John and Blair team up to search for Starr and Cole; Natalie debates telling Rex and Viki the truth about Charlie; a violent Todd demands answers from Langston and Markko; David Vickers returns to Llanview.

      Thursday: Rex performs a striptease and unexpectedly becomes the pre-show for Snoop Dogg; Todd begs Starr to come home; Gigi confesses to Marcie that she’s in love with Rex.

      Friday: Starr and Cole are closer to Blair and John than either realize; Snoop Dogg performs at UV and has a surprise connection to a leading Llanview citizen; David believes he has found
      his newest meal ticket.

      Pictured: Erika Slezak courtesy Donna Svennevik/ABC

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