Diversity Comes to Llanview

Sunday, June 29, 2008 10:27 PM| By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live,” a soap built upon diversity, prepares to welcome a new minority family to Llanview.

A new Latino family is making their way to Llanview this fall, according to ABC Soaps in Depth. While no last name has been announced, casting calls describe the family as being wealthy, affluent, and powerful.

The roles include Hector, a powerful CEO and businessman from Columbia, his sexy thirty something wife Maria, and their daughter Elena, who becomes the new kid at Llanview High. It is speculated that the new family may have ties to Langston Wilde, whose deceased parents were also natives of Columbia.

All three contract roles, while yet to be cast, are expected to begin taping in August, and will first air sometime in September or October.

In other casting news…

Dewanda Wise has been cast in the role of Julianna, an aspiring young African-American actress who is reportedly connected to Vincent Jones. The role is likely recurring. No first airdate has been set.

Rumors continue to circulate that Tika Sumpter (Layla Williamson), David Chisum (Miles Laurence), and Justis Bolding (Sarah Roberts) may soon be out of a job. While the first two roles may be written out, the third is rumored to be recast, possibly with former “General Hospital” star Adrianne Leon. A spokesperson for “OLTL” had no comment on the rumors.

Look for several dayplayer roles and extras in appear within the next couple months.

Two “OLTL” cast members have become a couple. It is reported that John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex Balsom) and Farah Fath (Gigi Morasco) have recently started dating.


Stirring the pot…
Sunday, June 29, 2008 7:56 PM | By Venus Stone

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Newcomers slowly stir up trouble and a son soon learns not to defy a father…

THIS WEEK ON:THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

Colleen gets a new place to stay when Jack and Sharon offer up their home to her. Walter makes his way back to settle some things with David. Nikki tells Katherine she nearly succumbed to drinking again. Adrian is upset to learn that Colleen has moved on when he discovers she’s going on a date. Phyllis finds a way to break up Amber and Daniel. Victoria wants JT to keep digging the dirt on David. Jeff and Gloria tie the knot. Gloria sees David in Las Vegas and tells Nikki he was there to gamble. David tells Walter he’ll work for him until is debts are paid out. Chloe and Cane wind up getting stranded. Amber and Adrian find themselves lending their shoulders to one another. Victoria and Sabrina don’t see eye to eye about the charity gala.

NEWCOMERS AND UNWELCOMED GUESTS STIR UP TROUBLE


Victor is more than livid in discovering his son is still with the woman that nearly destroyed his life. Adam realizes just how much Victor hates Heather, but defies Victor’s orders by having Heather at the ranch. When Victor returns home, his temper flares against Adam when he sees the young attorney in his home.

Tyra’s presence at the Winters home piques Neil’s interest. He soon becomes suspicious of her when she covers about her past. Devon soon learns that Tyra is not being honest. Karen and Neil talk about Devon’s family and she suggests he ask them to move in with him. Neil, however, is hesitant.

Pictured: Kristoff St. John courtesy CBS

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The death of a troublemaker…
Sunday, June 29, 2008 7:45 PM | By Venus Stone

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) –A body is found, forcing Paul to do some quick thinking…

THIS WEEK ON:AS THE WORLDS TURNS

Casey wants to announce to everyone that is is in love with Emily, but she balks at the idea. She later tells him the truth about her prostitution past and is surprised when he tells her he loves her for who she is now, not who she was in the past. Chris disrupts Margo and Tom’s anniversary party by showing up drunk. He admits all to Kim about lying on the stand; then later tells Alison he’s quitting at the hospital. Carly, at home, is unable to shake the memories of her night with Holden. When Holden returns home, he immediately dives into a ‘romance’ with Lily. Lily taking it as a positive sign asks Holden to move back in with her. When Holden sees Carly, he tells her that they need to tell Lily the truth; but Carly tells him that they need to keep what they did a secret.

Luke interviews Cyndi Lauper who is there to perform at the Gay Rights Benefit, but loses his train of thought when he sees Noah walking in with Tony. Luke tells his story of how they met and fell in love. Noah, on the other hand regrets being with Tony. Later Cyndi sings “True Colors” just as Noah is walking back into Yo’s Noah approaches Luke and the two head outside. Noah admits that he loves Luke and the two share a kiss.

PAUL FINDS HIMSELF IN A ‘DEADLY’ JAM

Paul, still stunned by the news of Sophie being pregnant goes to Barbara and spills all. Barbara tells Paul that the girl is a liar and will not believe it for one minute. Paul meets up with Sophie and presses her into getting a sonogram. While there, Sophie is hit with the news that there is no way Paul could be the father of her baby. She quickly demands that Cole meet her at the hospital to switch the sonogram. Paul returns to the hospital and Sophie proudly shows him their ‘baby’. Barbara suggests that Paul quickly marry Meg and leave her out of the fact that Sophie is pregnant. When Paul hesitates, Barbara takes over and tells Meg that her health has taken another turn for the worse, suggesting she and Paul marry before she dies. Meg instantly agrees and make plans to go to Vegas. Cole pays Sophie a visit and tells her hand over some serious money or he will tell everyone about what he did for her. When he leaves, Barbara soon shows up and threatens that she’ll fix her permanantly if she doesn’t stay away from Paul. A scared Sophie runs into Mike. He upsets her even more with the news about Meg and Paul’s quicky wedding. Sophie blurts out the news about the baby and runs off. Mike soon tells Meg about Sophie and she storms over to the Lakeview to confront the girl. Meg and she get into an arugment until Sophie shows the doctored sonogram. Paul who is in search of Meg finds a breathless Barbara instead. Later, when Paul arrives at Sophie’s he’s shocked to find her sprawled on the floor with a syringe near her. When he asks who did this to her, Sophie mutters Meg’s name before she dies. Afraid for Meg, Paul immediately begins to get rid of all evidence in the hotel room.

Pictured: Roger Howrath courtesy CBS

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Saturday, June 28, 2008 12:15 AM | By Errol Lewis


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Antonio Sabato Jr. is returning to primetime television to portray John “Jagger” Cates on the SOAPnet original series, “General Hospital: Night Shift,” a role he originated on ABC’s “General Hospital” in the early 1990’s.

Jagger is said to be returning to Port Charles with his 5-year-old son, named after his late brother Michael “Stone” Cates, J.R. Whalen.

Stone died of AIDS in 1995 and was the love interest of “Night Shift” star Kimberly McCullough’s Robin Scorpio, who contracted the HIV virus from Stone after the two had sex.

Before joining “GH” in 1992, the now 36-year-old actor first gained international attention as a Calvin Klein underwear model and again in the sexually charged “Love Will Never Do (Without You)” music video with Janet Jackson. The video also included Djimon Hounsou, another CK model and actor whose television credits include stints in “Beverly Hills, 90210″ and “ER.”

Sabato Jr. left “GH” in 1994 to join the cast of the failed NBC primetime series “Earth 2″ before returning to “GH” in the fall of 1995, when Jagger rode off into the sunset with new wife Karen Wexler (then portrayed by Cari Shayne). The two headed to San Francisco, CA where Karen went off to become a medical student and Jagger joined the SFPD (San Francisco Police Department).

When “Night Shift” returns for its second season in late July, look for Sabato Jr. to appear in all 13 action-packed and adrenalin-filled batch of drama.

Also checking back into Port Charles, but on “Night Shift,” is Tristan Rogers, who originated the role of Robert Scorpio, father of Robin, in 1980 – a role he portrayed for twelve years (until 1992) before returning for a brief stint in 2006. Robert’s return coincides with the impending birth of Robin’s baby with Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson) and the hopes of reconciling their strained relationship.

“General Hospital: Night Shift” airs this summer on SOAPnet. Check local listings.



‘One Life’ Alum Dies

Friday, June 27, 2008 12:06 AM | By Scotty Gore


(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Accomplished actress and former “One Life to Live” cast member Dody Goodman has died at the age of 93.

Dody Goodman, a comedian and actress who first came to fame on Jack Paar’s “The Tonight Show” from 1957-1958 has died following a lengthy illness. Goodman became a semi-regular on the late-night talk show in part due to her ditzy personality and sense of humor. In his memoir, Paar affectionately referred to Goodman as having a “wackily endearing quality” that made her his “first big hit.” However, Parr would let her go from the show in 1958 stating that he felt “like the announcer on ‘The Dody Goodman Show.’ ”

Following her success on “The Tonight Show,” Goodman cashed in on her newfound celebrity status by appearing on a number of other television talk shows of the time, including Ed Sullivan’s “Talk of the Town.” In a 1983 interview with the New York Times, Goodman commented that “I just opened my mouth and people laughed.” From 1976-1977, she joined the cast of “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman” as the title character’s mother. According to her New York Times obituary, Goodman’s character on the satiric sitcom “Talked to plants and had an affair with a hot-air balloonist who crashed through her kitchen roof,” and that “her crackly voice intoned the show’s title during opening credits.”

In addition, Goodman’s character Martha Shumway, was enamored with her husband until he had plastic surgery after falling into a huge vat of Rustoleum. This resulted in his looking like former teen idol Tab Hunter (who had taken over the role), and caused Martha to have a difficult time being affectionate with him.

In 1978, she gained renewed fame as Blanche Hodel, eccentric high school secretary in “Grease.” She would later reprise the role in the sequel “Grease II,” and in later incarnations of the popular play on Broadway.

Among Goodman’s numerous other television credits include appearances on shows such as “The Merv Griffin Show,” “CHiPs,” “Dinah!,” “The Love Boat,” “Fantasy Island,” “The Steve Allen Show,” “The Phil Silvers Show,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Hour,” “St. Elsewhere,” “Diff’rent Strokes,” “Punky Brewster,” “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” and “Murder, She Wrote.”

In addition to her work in primetime, Goodman also appeared on three different daytime soap operas. In 1968, she portrayed Althea Franklin on “Search for Tomorrow,” and in 1982, she played Marvis Cobb on “Texas.” Her final soap role was on “One Life to Live,” where she would portray two different characters. In 1984, she portrayed Molly McDermott on “OLTL.” Molly was the mother of Maxie McDermott, spacey redheaded secretary of conman Marco Dane. Maxie had been lying to her mother for several years, pretending to be a famous singer, who lived in a mansion, and was engaged to Marco. The lie threathened to be exposed when Molly phoned to report that she would be stopping in Llanview to visit Maxie before moving to Ireland. With Marco’s assistance, Maxie was able to pull the wool over her mother’s eyes, and convince her that she was a world-renound singer. In 2001, Goodman would return to “OLTL” in the role of Sister Michael Marie, a nun at St. Ann’s mental institution.

Goodman, whose voice was once referred to as being “like a Tweetie Pie cartoon bird strangling on peanut butter,” had spent the last few years at the Actors Fund Home in Englewood, New Jersey. Born on October 28, 1914, Goodman had no children, and left behind no known family members. According to a spokesperson from the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Ms. Goodman died on Sunday, June 22nd at the age of 93.


Thursday, June 26, 2008 11:05 AM ET | By Errol Lewis

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — After months of rumors of his impending exit from ABC’s “General Hospital,” Soap Opera Network has learned that Josh Duhon’s last day as an alive Logan Hayes will be Tuesday, July 8.

Duhon joined “General Hospital” in March 2007 as Army soldier Logan Hayes, the eventual love interest of Lulu Spencer (Julie Marie Berman), daughter of Luke (Anthony Geary) and Laura Spencer (Genie Francis). It was soon revealed that Logan was the son of Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Luke’s chief rival for Laura’s affections over the last 30 years. In November 2007, Logan’s airtime and his place in Lulu’s heart gradually decreased in favor of Johnny Zacchara (Brandon Barash), who became the new bad boy of Port Charles.

In a major twist of fate, Logan will find himself killed off by Lulu when the two get into a fight over the truths of their lives.

The actor is repped by Innovative Artists. His other television credits include roles on NBC’s “Passions” and CBS’ “Criminal Minds”. He also appeared in the 2006 surf film “Boxboarders!”

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


Discussion:

  • General Hospital
  • Anthony Geary
  • Passions
  • Genie Francis
  • Josh Duhon
  • Julie Marie Berman
  • Kin Shriner
  • Brandon Barash
  • Criminal Minds
  • Boxboarders!

    By Angela Rosa


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Moments of impact.

    Thorsten

    THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN

    Angie tries to get through to Randi. Jake confronts Frankie on his feelings for Randi. A drunken Colby manages to get in the way of both Cassandra and Dre, and Ren and Corrina’s growing closeness. Carmen begins working for Adam, who is certain he’s going to come to regret hiring her. Dre and Cassandra set out to drive Colby home from the lodge.

    Stolen Moments

    Adam would like nothing more than to comfort Krystal over the situation with Babe, but Krystal refuses to let her ex get close. Adam assures Krystal that Babe is a survivor. Krystal finally allows Adam to comfort her. Adam and Krystal kiss. Krystal guilt is apparent as Tad tells her how important she is to him.

    Erica and Samuel open up to each other while locked inside the prison cell. Samuel tells Erica about the day his wife died. Erica and Samuel share a kiss just before they’re freed. Erica is amused by Samuel’s bashfulness about their kiss. Samuel makes it clear that he has feelings for Erica as the two enjoy flirting with each other.

    Main Story: Criminal Minds

    Kendall, Greenlee and Amanda realize Babe is missing after the lights come back on at Fusion. Zach informs the women that Richie is on the loose. Jesse quickly takes charge of the search for Babe after being sworn in as Chief of Police. Richie heads to a cabin in the woods with Babe locked in the trunk of his car. Richie’s threatens to expose every single one of Annie’s misdeeds unless she meets him at the cabin to hand him over more cash. Zach regrets not killing Richie when he had the chance. Kendall and Greenlee decide to take matters into their own hands. Kendall finds a picture of Babe and Richie at a cabin and feels certain that is where Richie took Babe. Babe plays along with an increasingly unhinged Richie. Zach, Aidan and JR head out to try and track down Babe and Richie after managing to trace a call JR made. Babe’s escape attempt makes a bad situation even worse. Greenlee and Kendall arrive at the cabin and brace themselves to rescue Babe. Greenlee, Kendall and Babe manage to overpower Richie and tie him up. A hidden Annie continues to watch the situation unfold. Greenlee, Babe and Kendall each give Richie a piece of their mind at knife point. The women leave Richie alone in the cabin to call for help. Annie approaches her brother with the knife … and frees him. Richie and Annie sneak out of the cabin unseen. Jesse is perplexed when he doesn’t find Annie at home. Zach takes off after Richie after he, Kendall, Aidan, Greenlee, JR and Babe return to the cabin and discover Richie is gone.

    Friday, July 4 Encore Presentation:

    In this episode, that originally aired on February 18, 2008, Jesse and Angie reunite at the train station and then go to a cabin where Jesse explains that he really is alive. The Campbell’s “Go Red” fashion show takes place. Annie is disturbed at the connection Ryan has with Greenlee and Kendall. Kendall denies to Aidan that she is pregnant. Erica is arrested.

    SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JULY 7, 2008

    Monday: Jesse calls Ryan and Annie with alarming news. Kendall fears Zach might have gone too far. Dre surprises Cassandra with a kiss.

    Tuesday: Zach grows suspicious. Aidan is determined to win Greenlee back. Colby, Dre and Cassandra get some disturbing news.

    Wednesday: Jesse begins an investigation. Sparks fly between Erica and Samuel. Annie has some very revealing memories.

    Thursday: Greenlee and Aidan start to get back on track. Erica shares an emotional visit with Kendall. Carmen urges Jack to go after Erica.

    Friday: Greenlee comes to terms with her feelings for Aidan and Ryan. Jesse pays a visit to Annie. Frankie defends Randi to Angie.


    OLTL PreVUE: Week of June 30 Edition

    Wednesday, June 25, 2008 1:20 AM | By Scotty Gore


    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Dorian is confronted from beyond the grave.

    THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

    In a special Independence Day encore of Snoop Dogg’s visit to Llanview, which originally aired on May 8 2008, Adriana’s bachelorette party gets underway at Ultra Violet. John and Blair comb the boardwalk in search of Cole and Starr. On the verge of getting an abortion, Langston blurts out to Dorian that Starr is really the one who’s pregnant. David spies Natalie kissing her ‘Uncle Jared.’ And Snoop Dogg becomes the special guest at Adriana’s party.

    Todd begins to squirm when Marty asks him about their relationship in college. In an attempt to change the subject, Todd volunteers to carry Marty downstairs, and awkwardly places her in his arms. Blair arrives to confront Todd as Marty struggles to listen from an adjacent room. Todd gets under Blair’s skin, causing her to angrily sign the divorce papers. Later, John finds Blair, in tears, at the diner. Meanwhile, Todd plays innocent to Marty, claiming that John is responsible for breaking up his marriage to Blair. John provides Blair with a shoulder to lean on as Todd continues to give Marty his slant on the past and John’s role in it.

    The Main Event: A Visit From the Great Beyond

    Dorian continues to work to break up Addie and David’s marriage by arranging to have Madame Delphina to give the newlyweds a physic reading. Her plan backfires however, when she predicts a rosy future for the new couple. Meanwhile, Dorian receives a rude awakening when Madame Delphina conjures up the spirit of her late husband Mel Hayes, who blasts Dorian for her evil deeds. Madame Delphina informs Langston that her parents are proud of her and that she isn’t alone in the world. The physic senses that something may be wrong with Starr’s baby, and prophesies that there will be a battle for custody, with the baby suffering the most. Natalie and Jared bring the canine David Vickers to Dorian’s home. Although skeptical of her claim, Blair is nonetheless rattled when Madame Delphina sees another woman in Todd’s life. Delphina informs Charlie that he wasn’t alone the night he blacked out. Markko urges Cole to talk things out with Starr when the father-to-be confides in his friend that he will do whatever necessary to prevent Starr from placing the baby up for adoption. Starr and Langston bump into Cole when they go to the diner. Cole confesses that he and Starr may not work as a couple if she gives away the baby. Marcie seeks Judy’s legal advice concerning the adoption of Starr’s baby. Judy warns Marcie that Todd will likely stand in her way. Starr and Cole soften toward one another, but continue to disagree on what is best for the baby. Cole cannot fathom why Starr would want Marcie and Michael to have the baby. Cole pays a visit to Todd.

    Tina offers Jonas the Mendorran Crown Jewels in return for Sarah and Talia’s safe return. However, Jonas instructs Tina that she, Antonio, and Cristian are taking a trip to Mendorra. Once in Mendorra, Jonas continues his ruse in front of Tina and the Vega boys, while Sarah and Talia are held captive in a dungeon. Talia receives a visit from her father, while Tina is reunited with her Prince; both men share a history with Llanview.

    Around Town:

    Tess continues to plot her revenge on Jared and Natalie. Pretending to be Jessica, Tess pays Natalie and Jared a visit, and claims that all is forgiven. Natalie feels things will work out for the best. Nora is disgusted when Bo and Lindsay announce they are getting married. Lindsay is successful in destroying RJ’s letter, but is unaware that Nora has another copy. Bo asks Rex to be his best man and probes him about his feelings for Gigi. As they are about to be joined in holy matrimony, Nora has the power to smash Bo and Lindsay’s happiness. Brody refuses Dorian’s order that he return the money she paid him. Instead, he surprises Gigi by announcing he used the money to start a college fund for Shane. Rex gets the wrong impression when he sees Gigi and Brody embracing one another.

    SON ALERTS: WEEK OF June 7, 2008

    Monday: Cole becomes desperate. Lindsay confesses her sins to Bo. Tina and Cain share their scheme to overtake Mendorra.

    Tuesday: Tess fine tunes her quest for revenge on Jared and Natalie. Lindsay accuses Nora of wanting Bo for herself. Charlie and Roxy work to piece together what happened the night he blacked out.

    Wednesday: Todd refuses to allow Starr to give her baby to Marcie and Michael. ‘Jessica’ persuades Jared and Natalie to move into Llanfair. Charlie confronts Dorian.

    Thursday: Todd once more threatens Marcie and Michael. Rex and Gigi give into their feelings. Charlie’s attempts to redeem himself to Viki go up in smoke.

    Friday: Cristian and Antonio are reunited with Sarah and Talia. Lindsay appears in court. Clint contemplates using David and Addie’s marriage to his advantage.


    Amanda Brugel (Megan Chandler, “MVP”) on the Red Carpet at the “35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.”


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    Nick Verreos is hot while on the Red Carpet at the “35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.”


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