OLTL PreVUE: Week of August 18 Edition

Sunday, August 17, 2008 11:07 PM | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Secrets, blackmail, and lies dominate Llanview.

THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

Marcie and Michael’s marriage comes to an end, Tess grows annoyed with Tina’s increasing curiosity, Clint sets his sights on Langston as he works to retake BE and has an offer Jared can’t refuse, Antonio attempts to save his damsel in distress, and Nora’s comments prompt the teens to contemplate their future.

The Inside Story: Their Love Began Before They Were Born

As Rex begins to accept the fact that he may be stuck in the past and about to ship out to Vietnam, he becomes cozy with Emma. It is her resemblance to Gigi that results in the pair making love. Meanwhile, Gigi arrives in 1968 and quickly heads for the Buchanan Ranch. Upon her arrival, however, Gigi is disgusted that Rex would sleep with another woman after all she did to find him. She tears into him about how she allowed herself to get struck by lightning and traveled back in time 40 years just to be with him. Rex attempts to cover his actions by proclaiming that he only slept with Emma Bradley because she reminded him of his long lost Gigi. Later, once cooler heads have prevailed, Gigi and Rex come to terms with their predicament. Around the same time, Rex confesses to Gigi that he loves her. Afraid that they will be stuck in the past until 1988, Rex says good-bye to Gigi at the bus station as he prepares to ship out for Vietnam. Their tender moment is cut short however when a man resembling Brody impulsively kisses Gigi. Back in the present, Delphina has unwelcome news for Brody concerning Gigi. As a result, Brody begins to contemplate Shane’s future if Gigi fails to return to him, and prepares to use the toothbrush containing Rex’s DNA sample to his advantage. Brody calms Shane’s nerves when the boy has a nightmare about the navy seal not being his real father, and promises that no one can separate them. Bo has one last confrontation with Asa’s ghost, and is finally able to put his daddy issues to rest. Finally, Bo suffers an extreme case of déjà vu upon returning home.

A Closer Look: Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave

Todd comforts Marty when she has a nightmare about being raped. The details of her dream leave Todd feeling squeamish. Rattled by the nightmare, Marty persuades Todd to spend the night in her room. Meanwhile, John and Blair continue their little tryst and then drift off into slumber. As John sleeps, he dreams of Marty. To complicate matters, Marty dreams of John. In his dream, John is visited by Marty, who questions his motives for getting mixed up with Blair. As for Marty, while Todd sleeps on top of the covers beside her, she blames John for hurting her (thanks to Todd’s twisted history lesson). Todd feels uncomfortable, to say the least, after waking up in Marty’s bed. His feeling of awkwardness in intensified when Marty informs him of her dream about John. To lighten the mood, Todd presents Marty with a copy of The Sun, with a front-page headline linking John to Ramsey’s death. Armed with information from his P.I., Todd heads out to pay Starr’s doctor a visit. At the same time, Starr, Blair, and Marcie see a sonogram of the baby. Cole and Starr bump into each other at the country club. Todd blackmails Starr’s obstetrician into doing his bidding. Blair tries to keep her concerns about Marcie adopting the baby to herself. Marcie offers Starr and Blair a place in the baby’s life. Blair comes to terms with why Starr chose Marcie to adopt her baby. The students of Llanview High learn of Starr’s “delicate” condition. And, like a bad penny, Commissioner John McBain again finds his way to Todd’s doorstep, much to Mr. Manning’s dismay.

What to Watch

  • Todd deduces that Jessica isn’t acting in character.
  • Marcie and Michael make love one last time.
  • Tess takes subtle jabs at Natalie.
  • Tina takes an interest in the basement construction at Llanfair
  • Clint receives information about Langston from his detective, as he works to regain BE from Dorian.
  • Cole, Langston, and Markko consider their futures when Nora brings up the subject of college.
  • Tina provides Antonio with valuable information.
  • Sarah and Cristian join Antonio as he heads for Mendorra to rescue Talia.
  • Clint gives Jared the opportunity to redeem himself by helping get revenge on Dorian.
  • Clint wants to hit Dorian where it hurts by taking away what she loves the most.

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF August 25, 2008

  • Monday: Tess and Todd form an unholy alliance; Gigi makes a confession to Rex; Dallas confirms Nora’s worst fears.
  • Tuesday: Rex and Gigi learn that the truth will set you free; Tess learns whom Todd has been hiding; John and Blair are determined to learn the identity of Todd’s ‘mystery woman.’
  • Wednesday: Brody’s lies bring him closer to Shane; Antonio, Cristian, Sarah, and Talia publicly humiliate Carlo and Jonas; Bo visits Lindsay in prison; Todd and Tina share an awkward reunion.
  • Thursday: Tess threatens Todd to mind his own business; Delphina has surprising news for Langston; Jared and Natalie suggest to Carlotta that Charlie could rebuild the diner.

  • Friday: Todd tells Marty the biggest lie yet; Tess works to cover her tracks after too many people spot Leo at Llanfair; Langston begins looking into her ancestry; Blair and Todd face off at Sam’s custody hearing.


AMC PreVUE: Week of August 18 Edition

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 5:07 PM EST | By Angela Rosa


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Secrets and plots.

THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

Adam squabbles with Pete and Palmer when he and Colby run into them at the Valley Inn. Jack’s date with Carmen becomes even more muddled after Aidan, Greenlee, Kendall and Zach arrive at Confusion for an impromptu wedding reception. Jack tells a stunned Carmen that he wants them to go out on a real date. Amanda finds another medical issue for her favorite doctor to tend to. Kathy wants to shut everyone out except for Tad. Kathy’s aggression towards Krystal appears to simmer down after a talk with JR. Jesse and Angie are wise to Cassandra’s ploy. Frankie sets the record straight about Taylor with Randi. Jake moves out of Greenlee’s place. Cassandra tells Dre that she’s moving back to Paris. Erica plants seeds of doubt in Carmen’s mind about Jack’s motives for asking her out. Amanda rises to Jake’s challenge and meets him at ConFusion in a pirate costume on Thursday, August 21. Taylor jumps to the wrong conclusion after overhearing Jake joking with Aidan. Kendall and Greenlee agree that Randi would make the perfect model for Fusion, but the former prostitute privately reminds Amanda of why that’s not the best idea. Amanda and Jake enjoy their date.

A Closer Look: Is Annie’s Game Over?

Ryan can’t hide his love for Greenlee and his wife takes notice. Once back home with Ryan, Annie rails against Kendall and Greenlee and attempts to convince her husband that they need to leave Pine Valley. Ryan tries to convince himself that he and Annie can be happy again but his doubts continue to grow. Annie accuses Kendall of always trying to undermine her. Zach tries to calm Annie, while Ryan attempts the same with Kendall. Kendall tells Ryan that she does not want Spike to ever be left alone with Annie. Annie tries Ryan’s patience. Annie later gets into another confrontation with Kendall and Greenlee and quits her job at Fusion. Kendall can’t shake her feeling about Annie. Kendall discovers what the hidden key is for. Kendall and Greenlee are shocked by what they discover in Annie’s post office box on Friday, August 22.

The Inside Story: Dirty Business

On Tuesday, August 19, oblivious to the fact that Adam has plans for Fusion that don’t include him or Babe, JR informs his father that they need to let Babe in on their plot to take over Fusion for her. Meanwhile back at Fusion, Babe and Amanda’s righteous indignation flares up when Kendall and Greenlee fail to conjure up an adequate response to all the hard work they’ve done. Adam continues to plot to steal Fusion for himself behind JR’s back. Krystal states her reservations when she learns of JR’s plans. Adam gets an idea on how to accomplish his goal when Carmen has an allergic reaction to his after-shave. Babe, meanwhile, informs JR that she’s onboard with his plan to take over Fusion but they’re doing it her way. Annie, who continues to be prodded on by visions of Richie, pays Adam a visit after overhearing JR on the phone.

All My Children News and Headlines

  • For the latest “All My Children” casting news: (Click Here).

SON ALERTS: WEEK OF AUGUST 25, 2008

  • Monday: Kendall reveals Ryan’s secret to Greenlee. Erica is shocked when she sees Carmen kiss Jack. Kendall and Greenlee have disturbing news for Ryan.
  • Tuesday: Ryan wonders how many other secrets Annie has been keeping from him. Greenlee assures Kendall that she’s happy with Aidan. Jack tells Erica not to drag Carmen into her petty game playing.
  • Wednesday: Kendall and Greenlee clash with Babe and Amanda. Zach gives Ryan advice about how to deal with Annie. Angie tries to question Jesse about what happened when he was “dead.”
  • Thursday: Greenlee questions Ryan about his feelings for her. Adam and Pete agree to do each others dirty work. Zach wants Kendall to focus on him and their family.

  • Friday: Ryan admits to Annie that he loves Greenlee. Amanda plans to keep a close eye on her competition for Jake. Erica gets quite a surprise when she drops in on Jack.


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Tuesday, August 12, 2008 4:00 PM EST | By Errol Lewis


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Genie Francis returns to Port Charles earlier than expected.

Soap Opera Network has learned that actress Genie Francis will return to the role of Laura Spencer on ABC Daytime’s “General Hospital” beginning Monday, August 25. Previously it was reported the actress would return on Tuesday, August 26 (see story).

Laura’s return coincides with daughter Lulu’s (Julie Berman) path to destruction after accidentally killing Logan Hayes (Josh Duhon) in early July. Lulu has been having hallucinations of Logan, which is leading her to a near breakdown.

“GH” began using a body double for Laura on Tuesday, August 5, but when Francis marks her return on the 25th, look for many shocking twists and turns that not even poor Lulu can believe.

“General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


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  • Genie Francis

    Tuesday, August 12, 2008 3:35 PM EST | By Errol Lewis


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “General Hospital’s” Finola Hughes is transferring over to the “Night Shift.”

    Beginning Tuesday, September 30, “General Hospital” star Finola Hughes will be taking beloved super-agent Anna Devane to the SOAPnet Original Series “General Hospital: Night Shift” for the shows final three episodes of its second season. We are told that Anna will be dealing heavily with ex-husband Robert Scorpio’s (Tristan Rogers) medical diagnosis and daughter Robin’s (Kimberly McCullough) pregnancy.

    Hughes is currently involved in a romantic storyline with Rick Springfield, who portrays both Eli Love and Dr. Noah Drake on the ABC Daytime drama “General Hospital.” He portrays the father of Jason Thompson’s character, Patrick Drake, who is the father of Robin’s baby.

    “General Hospital: Night Shift” airs Tuesdays on SOAPnet. Mondays on DirecTV’s the 101. Check local listings.


    • General Hospital
    • Jason Thompson
    • Kimberly McCullough
    • General Hospital: Night Shift
    • Finola Hughes
    • Tristan Rogers

      Tuesday, August 12, 2008 2:51 PM EST


      (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The fourth installment of Restless Style magazine captures the essence and true beauty of Jessica White as she graces the cover of this issue!

      White, the latest Maybelline spokesmodel on contract, will be appearing as herself on the #1 daytime drama “The Young and the Restless” tomorrow, Wednesday, August 13.

      In 2007, Tyra Banks dubbed White as “the model of her generation” during a segment on her talk-show “The Tyra Banks Show.”

      To get a closer look of the new cover, additional photos and behind-the-scenes footage, make sure to check out RestlessStyle.com next week! Also available on RestlessStyle.com is a new column catering to “Conscious Consumers” for those restless shoppers who want to do good, while looking good. Don’t hesitate to check out George Kotsiopoulos and his “Custom to a T: By George” column for the latest fashion tips by the style guru himself.

      “The Young and the Restless” airs Weekdays on CBS. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on CBS.com Check local listings.


      • The Young and the Restless
      • Jessica White

        Tuesday, August 12, 2008 5:00 AM EST | By Errol Lewis


        Dear Readers,

        When we came up with the Bringing.Drama.Closer campaign on Soap Opera Network many years ago, we never thought that 2008 would bring some of the biggest controversies in the daytime world, nor did we think it would be happening off screen and behind-the-scenes.

        So far we have had the “Days of our Lives” online scandal a few weeks back as reported by TV Guide Canada’s Nelson Branco and now we have reports that Carolyn Hinsey of Soap Opera Weekly and Soap Opera Digest fame has been fired by both magazines’ owner Source Interlink, Inc. due to supposed “budget cuts.” Jossip, the website that broke the news, has found a record number of responses to its article with over 1,000 replies and has subsequently published a few of the well thought out discussions in a second article posted a day later. Even our very own message board has discussed this topic through tooth and nail, albeit with much of the discussion centered on the scandals being “outed” at the Jossip site. The ruckus reminds me of the days of a website known as the DataLounge, where such topics as whose dating who, who slept with whom, who rose to the top with their legs in a twist and much more tenacious acts were the talk of the town with thousands of replies in near daily threads. The outlandish discussion, however, forced the website itself to shut down such threads and discussions due to the enormity that some posters would stoop to in order to make their “news” something to remember.

        Hinsey’s firing will possibly go down as one of the biggest soap stories in recent memory, not because of the drama it seems to be causing, but because a woman who has been in this industry for decades and has had a stronghold on the daytime community as a whole, has been taken out by a publisher who holds the key to two important assets this industry has left – Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly. These two magazines are the longest running soap centered publications still in existence that cover the entire daytime industry. If it weren’t for these magazines, Soap Opera Network itself wouldn’t be where it is today. My hope is that this isn’t signaling the beginning of the end for either magazine despite their falling readership.


        Guiding Light Fan Club Luncheon

        The Guiding Light Fan Club luncheon, autograph and photo session will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2008 at the Marriott Marquis, located at 1535 Broadway (Between 45th & 46th St.) in New York City. The event will last from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 PM with doors opening at 10:30 AM. A $20.00 Non-Refundable Deposit Per Person will Reserve your Seat in the order it is received. Final Payment due No later than August 1, 2008. The price for current Fan Club Members is $120.00 Per Ticket and $130.00 for non-Fan Club members. Tickets Purchased after August 1, 2008, must be paid in Full by Money Order Only! Children Under 5 years of age are not permitted. If you wish to sit together Money must be Mailed in together – No exceptions! 10 People per table and additional people cannot be added to your party or table at a later date! Please make check or money order payable to:

          GUIDING LIGHT FAN CLUB

          (Canada – We only accept Postal Money Orders in US Funds)

          (All other Countries – We only accept International Money Orders in US Funds)

          GUIDING LIGHT FAN CLUB / Luncheon Tickets

          P.O. Box 455

          Lynbrook, NY 11563-0455

          PLEASE INCLUDE A SELF ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE. VIDEO CAMERAS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT THE LUNCHEON!!!

          There are a limited number of rooms available at the Marriott Marquis at a special rate for Fan Club Members. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, single or double for $359.00. For HOTEL reservations please call 800-843-4898 and mention Guiding Light Fan Club. Note: Normal rates are $459.00 per night for this weekend.


          Until next time…this is myNote and I’m out!

          xoxo

          Errol


        Monday, August 11, 2008 5:30 PM EST | By Angela Rosa


        (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Dre’s (Sterling Sulieman) support system vanishes.

        Don’t expect to see much more of Yaya DaCosta’s Cassandra Foster on “All My Children” after Monday, August 25. On that date Cassandra will bid adieu to her handsome boyfriend, Dre Woods, and her mom, Angie (Debbie Morgan), and then board a plane that will move her back to Paris, France where her father Jacob resides. Though no official word is out on whether the actress is out permanently, it is highly likely that we’re in the the last days of DaCosta’s run as Cassandra. DaCosta premiered on “AMC” in April. The “America’s Next Top Model” runner-up began starring on the off-Broadway play “The First Breeze of Summer” on August 5.

        While watching the next several weeks of “AMC,” it may look like the claims of Mario Van Peebles exit from “All My Children” being imminent are correct. After a several week long hiatus, expect to see Samuel Woods back in Pine Valley in mid-September. Is the character returning to give a politically correct farewell or for much more? We’ll have to stay tuned for that answer; new “AMC” head-writer Charles Pratt does tell TV Guide that he’s not sure where Samuel and Erica’s (Susan Lucci) romance is going due to Van Peebles busy schedule. The actor is currently taping episodes of the FX drama “Damages,” starring Glenn Close, and is also directing episodes of FX’s motorcycle drama, starring Ron Perlman (known on the big screen as Hellboy), “Sons of Anarchy.”

        “AMC” fans can rest assured that the soap will not be pulling another Jeff Branson (ex-Jonathan Lavery) act with Colin Egglesfield. The handsome actor who portrays Joshua Madden will be making a spurt of appearances on the soap in early September. The actor, who was recently dropped to recurring status, last appeared on the daytime drama on June 19.

        Correction: Soap Opera Network previously reported that James Mitchell would make one of his rare and very welcomed appearances on “AMC” during the week of August 11. Mitchell will actually appear on Monday, August 18.

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


        • All My Children
        • Yaya DaCosta
        • Colin Egglesfield
        • Mario Van Peebles

          Monday, August 11, 2008 4:02 PM EST | By Angela Rosa


          (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Has “The Young and the Restless” found the perfect Billy?

          Billy Miller, 28, has been cast in the role of Billy Abbott, son of Jill Foster Abbott (Jess Walton) and the late John Abbott (Jerry Douglas), on CBS’s “The Young and the Restless.”

          The role of Mr. Abbott was most notably played by David Tom, 30, sister of soap legend Heather Tom (ex-Victoria Newman, Y&R; ex-Kelly Buchanan, OLTL; and current Katie Logan, B&B), from 1999 to 2002. Tom won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Lead Actor for his work in the role in 2000. Ryan Brown and Scott Seymour would play future incarnations of Billy Abbott but neither actor caught on with the audience. A “Y&R” star thinks the soap has finally found the right actor to successfully take over the role, the cast member tells Soap Opera Digest that Miller “is a winner.”

          There is no word out on Miller’s first airdate on the west coast based soap. As of today, Miller is still taping at the east coast based soap where he started his daytime career on in the summer of 2007, “All My Children;” “AMC” audiences will continue to see Richie Novak haunt his sister, as well as the woman who murdered him, Annie Lavery (Melissa Claire Egan), at least through mid-September.

          “All My Children” airs Weekdays on ABC. “The Young and the Restless” airs Weekdays on CBS. Both programs air Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.


          • Billy Miller
          • All My Children
          • Billy Abbott
          • The Young and the Restless

            Monday, August 11, 2008 11:28 AM EST | By Errol Lewis


            (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — New York Magazine profiles five young soap stars to watch on website.

            “Five Young Soap Stars to Watch” is an online feature currently on the website of New York Magazine, in which the mag profiles young stars from New York based soaps that they believe are ready for super-stardom. The magazine enlisted the aide of well-known soap journalists Connie Passalacqua Hayman, a longtime soap journalist and professor of journalism at Marymount Manhattan; Carolyn Hinsey, former editor of Soap Opera Weekly according to reports; Michael Logan, columnist TV Guide; Terry Morrow, TV critic for Knoxville News Sentinel; and Ed Martin, TV editor for JackMyers.com as judges.

            Included in the feature are Marcy Rylan (Lizzie Spaulding, “Guiding Light”), 27, Caitlin Van Zandt (Ashlee Wolfe, “Guiding Light”), 23, John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex Balsom, “One Life to Live”), 28, Van Hansis (Luke Snyder, “As The World Turns”), 26, and Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning, “One Life to Live”), 17.

            On the Web: Five Young Soap Stars to Watch

            While there, check out the magazines interview with “Guiding Light” Executive Producer, Ellen Wheeler (see story).


            • One Life to Live
            • As The World Turns
            • Van Hansis
            • Guiding Light
            • Kristen Alderson
            • John-Paul Lavoisier
            • Caitlin Van Zandt

              Monday, August 11, 2008 10:30 AM EST | By Errol Lewis


              (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Questioning of the minds.

              THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL

              Lulu’s path to destruction continues as visions of Logan escalate. Jason manages to save Carly and Claudia from danger, but is unable to learn who was shooting at them. Fearing for Lulu, Johnny contacts Claudia in hopes of finding out a little more about Laura Spencer and what she was like before she had her breakdown years ago. Karpov orders Jerry to kill Jason or else. While trying to deflect Nadine’s advances, Nadine becomes suspicious of Nikolas’ involvement with Elizabeth. Robin and Patrick finally learn the sex of their baby on Tuesday, August 12.

              A Closer Look: Spinelli has a brain tumor?

              After once again being rescued by Maxie, Spinelli tries to prove his manhood by suggesting that he and Jason stakeout Karpov’s warehouse. Unfortunately for Spinelli, he is rushed to the hospital after passing out due to a heatstroke. Maxie rushes to be by Spinelli’s side and is angered by Dr. Hunter’s insinuation that Spinelli might have a brain tumor.

              The Inside Story: A Town at Large

              Everyone in Port Charles is willing to put everything on the line to safely return Johnny and Lulu to Port Charles. Trevor threatens Alexis, Alexis feeds Nikolas information, Nikolas feeds Claudia information, Anthony threatens Alexis’ family through his presence, Sonny tells Kate that Johnny and Lulu are Jason’s problem, etc. The one cool factor is that the connection between Nikolas and Claudia is growing, but is romance truly in the air?

              What To Watch

              • Lourdes witnesses Lulu’s latest meltdown.
              • Jerry has a warning for Kate.
              • Jax returns on Wednesday, August 13, but is he back for Carly?
              • Lucky steps in to save Sam.

              General Hospital News and Headlines

              • “Sopranos” star Vincent Pastore is coming to Port Charles (see story).
              • “General Hospital” is working on a new opening sequence (see story).

              • Genie Francis is returning as Laura Spencer beginning Tuesday, August 26 (see story).

              SON ALERTS: WEEK OF AUGUST 18, 2008

              • Monday: Johnny and Lulu are about to reach the end of their journey; Karpov continues his quest for Carly; Sam and Lucky confess all to Elizabeth.
              • Tuesday: Lulu continues down an unwanted path; Jason is tormented by his actions; Alexis seeks help from Johnny.
              • Wednesday: Sonny gives Johnny some sobering news; Spinelli and Jason are at odds; Sonny opens up to Kate.
              • Thursday: Johnny and Lulu are desperate to be together; Patrick and Robin discuss their future together; Lucky gets tough with Lulu.

              • Friday: Maxie and Spinelli are on a stakeout; Lulu’s visions get more violent; Robin comes to an important decision.


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