Given Time In Jail and Probation
Monday, December 31, 2007 12:05 AM | By Errol Lewis

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Former “General Hospital” and “Bold and the Beautiful” star Sean Kanan plead no contest to misdemeanor DUI charges on December 13 after he was arrested earlier this year by the LAPD for drunk driving.

Upon his arrest, Kanan was found driving with a blood alcohol level of over .08%.

L.A. City Attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan said Kanan has been sentenced to 96 hours in county jail and ordered to serve five years of probation. In addition, he must pay a fine and participate in an 18-month alcohol education program.

In a more positive note, Kanan can next be seen in the film “Jack Rio,” due out in 2008. The film which stars
Matthew Borlenghi (“All My Children,” “The Bold and the Beautiful”), Brian Krause (“Another World,” “Charmed”), James Patrick Stuart (“All My Children”), Monti Sharp (“General Hospital,” “Guiding Light”), Nadia Bjorlin (“Days of our Lives”) and Tristan Rogers (“The Bold and the Beautiful,” “General Hospital”), follows the dark journey of a TV star trying to live a life outside of his onscreen persona as a serial killer is on the loose in L.A.

The film is a production of Black Hat Productions and GruntWorks Entertainment. A release date of June 13, 2008 has been set. Borlenghi, who plays the title character serves as writer/producer with Kanan receiving producer credit.

Pictured: Sean Kanan courtesy CBS

  • The Bold and the Beautiful
  • All My Children
  • Days of our Lives
  • General Hospital
  • Sean Kanan
  • Charmed
  • Matthew Borlenghi
  • Guiding Light
  • Another World
  • Brian Crause
  • James Patrick Stuart
  • Monti Sharp
  • Nadia Bjorlin
  • Tristian Rogers


    New Year Resolutions!
    Thursday, December 27, 2007 2:10 AM | By Angela Rosa

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Life-changing decisions are made as Pine Valley enters a new year.

    THIS WEEK ON ALL MY CHILDREN…

    Jack concedes to a determined Erica that they will always be in each other’s lives. Though the road takes a few u-turns, Tad and Krystal finally consummate their marriage. Richie tricks Lily into giving him a lesson on how to commit the “perfect crime.” Hannah gives Adam what he wants and then bitterly ends her association with him. After sharing some family time with Babe and Little Adam, JR issues Richie a warning. Adam has an intriguing offer for JR. Hannah covers her true feelings about the outcome of Kendall’s tribulations but later makes those feelings dangerously clear.

    CAN THE TRUTH SET HER FREE?


    Desperate to protect Kendall, Zach steps forward and tells a skeptical Derek that he’s the one who set Greenlee up. Derek agrees to put off questioning anyone for the time being. Zach angrily insists to Kendall that she say nothing more to Derek. Later, after kissing a sleeping Zach goodbye, Kendall goes to Derek and confesses everything. Kendall explains her actions to a furious Zach. Jack arrives at the police station intent on representing Kendall. Jack makes a moving declaration to his former step-daughter. Kendall is released on bail and goes home with Zach, who struggles to keep his temper in check. Zach’s emotions come to the surface as he’s unable to bear the thought of losing Kendall. Zach and Kendall make love. The following morning, Kendall ignores Jackson’s advice to plead to the lesser charge of diminished capacity and instead makes a full confession to the court. Greenlee steps forth and makes a heartfelt plea on Kendall’s behalf. The judge delivers the verdict.

    D2D PreVUE’s for the week of January 7

    Monday: Richie learns his days might not be numbered after all.

    Tuesday: Zach blames himself for Hannah’s vendetta against his family.

    Wednesday: Greenlee fears something might be terribly wrong with her.

    Thursday: JR wants to try and rekindle things with Babe.

    Friday: Kendall sees her happiness slipping away.

    Pictured: Amanda Baker courtesy ABC


    ‘AMC’ Actress Departs

    SOAPnet

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — End of the road for Haiduk…

    In the wake of the news of several shocking returns to the daytime serial, earlier this month, Soap Opera Digest reported that the industry buzz was that “All My Children” also “intended to trim multiple actors from its cast in the coming weeks.” Stacy Haiduk has been trimmed.

    Haiduk makes what looks to be a permanent exit from her “AMC” role on Monday, January 14. Haiduk played the role of Hannah Nichols, mother of the deceased Ethan Cambias (James Scott) who she sired with Zach Slater (Thorsten Kaye), on “AMC” for just two months last spring and returned to the contract-role on September 14.

    Look for an unscrewed Hannah to make quite the scene, which includes leaving a lasting mark on Ryan Lavery (Cameron Mathison), as she dances to her mid-January exit.


    Home Again Week!
    Monday, December 24, 2007 4:00 AM | By Angela Rosa

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Many familiar faces will return to Pine Valley in the next several weeks…

    As previously reported, Debbie Morgan, Darnell Williams and Rebecca Budig will be returning to “All My Children” in January to the roles they originated.

    Rebecca Budig has signed a one-year contract with the daytime drama and will begin airing on Wednesday, January 16. According to the official ABC press release pertaining to the trifecta of returns, along with carrying on her Fusion shenanigans with on-again-off-again best friend and business partner Kendall Hart Slater (Alicia Minshew), Budig’s Greenlee will also “continue to reconnect with Aidan Devane (Aiden Turner) and Ryan Lavery (Cameron Mathison) and build on those relationships.” To reacquaint the audience with the “real Greenlee,” as ABC is touting Ms. Budig, “AMC” will air a repeat of the May 2004 episode where Greenlee and Ryan become man and wife on Christmas day. Then on Saturday, January 12, from 2: 00 PM – 6:00 PM EST, ABC’s cable affiliate SOAPnet will air classic Greenlee episodes along with a new half-hour behind-the-scenes special. While dealing with the typical business, friendship and love-life soap-fare, expect Greenlee to also be “suddenly stricken down by a mysterious illness.” Greenlee, portrayed by Sabine Singh, will start showing sings of this mystery illness soon. The mystery illness will tie into the return of daytime’s first and most popular African American super couple.

    Debbie Morgan will return to the role of Dr. Angela Baxter Hubbard on Friday, January 18 to consult on the disease that’s not only threatening to kill Ms. Smythe but also somebody very, very close to the doctor’s heart. In relationship to the return of the Hubbards, the official ABC press release tells us that “times of crises often bring loved ones together, and this case will bring about the most shocking reunion of all time.” Could this mysterious patient be somebody we’ve already been watching on “AMC” for a while? It’s quite possible. As the press release hints to, the twist of the “secret patient” will in turn bring the no-longer deceased Jesse Hubbard back to Pine Valley and Angie – we’re waiting for an explanation on that one, as well! Darnell Williams reclaims the role her originated on Friday, January 25. Both actors have signed long-term contracts with the ABC daytime drama; Morgan’s contract is for four-years. On Sunday, January 13, from 2: 00 PM – 5:30 PM EST, SOAPnet will air classic Jesse and Angie episodes along with a new half-hour behind-the-scenes special for the “AMC” super couple as well.

    In other news, Eden Riegel returns as Bianca Montgomery, bringing along the adorable Haley Evans who portrays Miranda Montgomery, on December 26 and 27. Expect the seldom seen Eileen Herlie to also make a couple of appearances on Christmas week. The truly and deeply missed James Mitchell was recently called to the AMC studios to tape some scenes. If his health allowed him to come in to tape those scenes, Palmer Cortlandt will appear on an “AMC” screen near you during the week of January 14. Mitchell’s last episode of “AMC” aired on May 31, 2007.

    Pictured: James Mitchell courtesy ABC



    GL PreVUE: Week of December 31 Edition

    A Good Man Disgraced..
    Saturday, December 29, 2007 5:38 PM | By Venus Stone

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — As Buzz loses everything he’s worked hard for, Coop’s actions puts someone in danger…

    THIS WEEK ON “GUIDING LIGHT”

    Dinah, still in the rehab center, tells her fellow patients how deeply connected she is to Mallet. Lizzie seduces Bill, only to lock him out on the patio. Harley awakens to find herself in bed with Cyrus. Marina comes to Harley’s aid when she suffers another anxiety attack. Lizzie warns Ava about using Bill. Cyrus tells Marina that he helped get her badge back.

    SCANDAL COMES WITH A HEAP OF REVENGE…

    As the inauguration gets undeway, Bill again puts the pressure on Buzz to approve his project for Main Street. Buzz, worried that Bill won’t be able to keep quiet about the rigged votes, requests the help of Cyrus to keep Bill at a distance. Mallet, who is on his way to the inauguration, lets Buzz know that Einstein was hired, then quickly fired by Doris. The minute Mallet leaves, Marina gives news that Einstein was in fact the one that helped rig the election. Buzz soon starts putting the pieces together, and realizes that Ashlee was behind the election tampering. As he is being sworn in, Buzz can’t keep up with the lie and confesses all; but leaves out Ashlee’s role in the vote rigging. A revenge seeking Doris promises that she’ll see to it that not only Buzz paying for the election scandal, but anyone else that was in cahoots. Unable to hide what she has done, Ashlee admits to what she’s done. Coop learns that Ashlee will be arrested. Drunk and angry, Coop douses Bill’s Main Street plans with alcohol and tosses it into a trailer. Unbeknownst to Coop, Bill is inside.

    NOTE: “Guiding Light” will be pre-empted Monday, December 31 and Tuesday, January 1.

    Pictured: Justin Deas courtesy PGP


    Truth and Consequence…
    Friday, December 28, 2007 11:18 PM | By Venus Stone

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The truth has a way of coming out to destroy families…

    THIS WEEK ON “DAYS OF OUR LIVES”

    Stefano wants to spend more time with Johnny, which upsets EJ. Marlena receives another veiled message from Crystal. Lucas admits to Sami that he was the one that shot EJ. Stefano requests that his bodyguard take care of Lucas. Marlena received a call from Crystal to meet her. Sami turns away from Lucas. EJ tries to get word out to the police that Lucas could be in serious danger.

    AN AFFAIR IS REVEALED…

    Belle, unable to hide the truth, confesses to Shawn that she slept with Phillip. A furious Shawn walks out on Belle, telling her he wants a divorce from her. Chloe tries to get Phillip to help her regarding Brady, but he wants her help in return. Belle goes looking for comfort from Marlena while Shawn is stunned to learn that Hope knew all along about the affair. After some thinking, Chloe tells Phillip that she will help him in whatever he wants her to do.

    NOTE: “Days of Our Lives” will be pre-empted Tuesday, January 1.

    Pictured: Bryan Dattilo courtesy NBC



    An Arrest for the New Year..
    Saturday, December 29, 2007 5:55 PM | By Venus Stone

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Victor is arrested for a crime; did he commit it?

    THIS WEEK ON “THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS”

    Brad needs Phyllis’ helping hand in getting what he wants; Sharon away from Jack. Ashley corners Jack, demanding he admit using John’s health to get what he wanted. Paul has a warning for JT. Despite all that has happened, Sharon decides to stand by her man. Gloria tries to stay one step ahead of Jeffrey; while he is thinking of doing the same thing.

    A BLACK KNIGHT IN TROUBLE…

    Victor makes Nikki an offer; on the condition she dump David. Ashley pays Victor a visit and tries to get him to drop his revenge against Jack. Not pleased with Nikki’s attitude, Victor moves forward with his countersuit. Meanwhile, new evidence in Ji Min’s murder comes to light and Victor is arrested. Nick heads to the police station to post his father’s bail. Once out of jail, Victor points the finger at Jack for setting him up.

    NOTE: “The Young and the Restless” will air the 2006 episode featuring Cassie and Nick, Monday, December 31 and be pre-empted Tuesday, January 1.

    Pictured: Eric Braeden courtesy CBS