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‘One Life’ Recasting Former Leading Man

Monday, June 15, 2009 2:46 AM EDT
Monday, June 15, 2009 4:38 AM ET | By Scotty Gore ( -- As the mystery of Téa Delgado's mysterious secret begins to unravel, "One Life to Live" works to recast a familiar face from her past.   Back in 2002, Todd Manning's dasterdly plan to steal his children away from ex-wife Blair hit a snag when he, Téa, and Ross Rayburn, one of the goons Todd had hired to assist in the kidnapping, finds themselves shipwrecked on a deserted island.  In the weeks and months that followed, a twisted long triangle developed between the three castaways. After witnessing a kiss between Téa and Ross, Todd is determined to get off the island anyway he can.  As he is about to depart however, he is confronted by Téa, who declares her love for him.  After the couple make love for the first time, Téa discovers a picture of Blair in Todd's wallet.  Realizing...
Monday, June 15, 2009 3:34 AM ET | By Scotty Gore ( -- Despite earlier reports that she was 'thisclose' to signing a new deal with "One Life to Live" to reprise her signature role of Kelly Cramer, it now appears that Gina Tognoni won't be returning to Llanview after all.  With the demise of "Guiding Light' all but certain come September, speculation recently began to surface that the actress, who has portrayed Dinah Marler since 2004, might be interested in returning to her old stomping ground of Llanview.  As the rumors persisted, numerous media outlets reported that Tognoni and ABC were in negotiations.  It appeared as if a deal was nearly finalized.  All that changed late last week when TVGuide Canada's The Suds Report broke the news that the two sides had failed to reach an agreement.  Apparently the sticking point appeared to be Tognoni's salary, should she...

‘One Life to Live’ Comes Out of the Closet

Monday, June 15, 2009 1:08 AM EDT
Monday, June 15, 2009 3:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore ( -- "One Life to Live" reminds viewers that yes, there are gay people in Llanview.  In 1992, "OLTL" broke new ground in daytime with the introduction of teen Billy Douglas (Ryan Phillippe), who was later revealed to be gay, and homophobia soon reared its ugly head in Llanview.  In 2005, Nora Hanen learned that her husband, District Attorney Daniel Colson, was leading a double life. Proving appearances can be deceiving, the mild mannered Colson seemed to be a devoted husband and father, when in reality he was involved in a homosexual affair with a trouble young man, and would stop at nothing, even murder, in order to protect his secret.  Now comes word that the ABC sudser is penning a new gay storyline, involving two characters already established on the soap's canvas.  According to sources, fans will soon learn that...

ATWT PreVUE: Week of June 15 Edition

Monday, June 15, 2009 12:23 AM EDT
Monday, June 15, 2009 1:25 AM ET | By Venus Stone( -- Moving foward... THIS WEEK ON: AS THE WORLD TURNS Craig offers up a deal to Rosanna to keep her from behind bars. On Tuesday, June 16 Casey and Margo don't see eye-to-eye about Riley. Things heat up between Carly and Craig. Jack learns the truth about Carly's accident on Friday, June 19. The Inside Story:Starting with a Clean Slate Wanting to get Meg away for a bit for some relaxation, Damian takes her on a yacht. While aboard the two share a nice meal with one another as they head toward a deserted island. When Meg and Damian head out on the dinghy to get to the island, the find themselves drifting off. Damian instantly calls the coast guard for help After receiving help they board back on to the yacht and head...

Jeremih Joins Lionel Richie in Llanview

Sunday, June 14, 2009 11:13 PM EDT
Monday, June 15, 2009 1:15 AM ET | By Scotty Gore ( -- Jeremih (Felton), whose recently released debut single "Birthday Sex" has climbed to the top of the charts, teams up with Lionel Richie when the Motown legend makes his "One Life to Live" debut late next month. In an update to a story SON first brought you last Thursday, the R&B newcomer taped scenes with the crooner on "OLTL's" UltraViolet set last Friday, which are set to air sometime in July, according to an ABC press release.  Says "OLTL" Executive Producer Frank Valentini, "We are proud to have hosted a tremendously talented group of musicians on 'One Life to Live.' We welcome the enduring talents of such an accomplished musician as Lionel Richie and the creativity of a new artist like Jeremih. We look forward to bringing our fans a first time collaboration between these two very...

Y&R PreVUE: Week of June 15 Edition

Sunday, June 14, 2009 10:28 PM EDT
Sunday, June 14, 2009 11:52 PM ET | By Venus Stone ( -- In over his head... THIS WEEK ON: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS Mack's decision breaks a heart on Wednesday, June 17. On Thursday, June 18, Jana and Daniel are in more hot water when they are arrested, prompting Michael to once again come to their aid.The Inside Story: Caught Red-Handed After learning that Ashley has a new doctor 'treating' her, Victor decides that he should get to know exactly how good he is at his job. Ashley tells Victor that he's a good doctor, however, Victor wants to meet with him anyways and feel him out. When Dr. Taylor arrives, he instantly becomes nervous when Victor starts questioning him. Olivia unexpectantly pays Victor and Ashley a visit while Dr. Taylor is there. She intstantly recognizes him and raves his praises to Victor; which...

Flag Day Greetings

Saturday, June 13, 2009 10:54 PM EDT
Sunday, June 14, 2009 12:03 AM ET | By Soap Opera Network ( -- Have a safe and happy Flag Day holiday.  On behalf on the staff and management of Soap Opera Network, we hope that all of our members and guests enjoy the Flag Day holiday and that you take time to honor our nation's flag and remember those brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom.  It is because of their bravery that we are able to fly the stars and stripes high in the air and enjoy the many right and liberties that make us the United States of America.    Happy Flag Day!

ABC Previews Independence Day

Saturday, June 13, 2009 10:11 PM EDT
Saturday, June 13, 2009 11:45 PM ET | By Scotty Gore ( -- As America celebrates its independence next month with cookouts, fireworks, and family vacations, ABC Daytime isn't letting the fact that the 4th of July falls on a Saturday this year keeping them from airing encore episodes of your favorite daytime dramas.  On Friday, July 3, instead of showing first-run episodes of your favorite ABC Daytime dramas like "All My Children," "General Hospital" or "One Life to Live," the network has opted to air repeat episodes of the soaps. These episodes are said to be important moments in each soap's current storylines."All My Children" Episode #10125 (original air date 5/15/09) -- Adam's a marked man as several Pine Valley residents want to see him pay for his sins. JR spirals out of control but Tad manages to stop him from making a terrible mistake and shooting his father. JR...

‘Gossip Girl’ Brings ‘Summer’ to Llanview

Saturday, June 13, 2009 9:21 PM EDT
Saturday, June 13, 2009 11:09 PM ET | By Scotty Gore ( -- Amanda Setton, best known as badgirl Penelope Shafai in the primetime drama "Gossip Girl," lands the contract role of 'Summer' on "One Life to Live." Setton, has also guest starred in episodes of "Sex and the City" and "All the World's a Stage," as well as the film "What Happens in Vegas.  In addition, she has also appeared in advertisments for ',' a moblie gourmet shoppe for the tasty treat in New York City.  Setton will make her Llanview debut as Summer,(appropriately enough) in August, and will be close buds with no one's favorite badgirl Stacy Morasco (Crystal Hunt).   SON will continue to follow this story and bring you more details as they develop. "One Life to Live" airs weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings. Discussion: 'Gossip Girl' Brings 'Summer' to Llanview