The recent death of “Glee’s” Cory Monteith, who died of a heroin overdose in a Vancouver hotel on Saturday, July 13, hit the show’s fans just as hard as the death of “The Young and the Restless’” Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) hit soap fans earlier this year — if not more so, considering the Fox star was only 31. The powers that be at “Y&R” scrambled to come up with an appropriate way to handle Cooper’s death onscreen, leading to a beautiful tribute episode in which castmembers — as themselves rather than their characters — shared their favorite memories of the legendary lady. And The Boston Herald thinks that “Glee” should follow suit.
“Who are you, who are you, who are you? Why are you doing this to me?” says a frantic Dani to the man she thought was dead on The OnLine Network’s (TOLN) “One Life to Live,” which along with “All My Children” made its cable network debut on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network on Monday, July 15. For millions of potential viewers out there who have yet to view either soap on the internet via Hulu, Hulu Plus or iTunes, they are now being re-introduced to both soaps from the beginning as OWN signed a deal with Prospect Park (owner of TOLN) late last month to air the first 40 episodes of the current incarnations of both “AMC” and “OLTL.” OWN is billing the airings as the “OWN Summer Soap Fling.”
Hot on the heels of the news that both “All My Children” stars Eden Riegel (Bianca Montgomery) and Paula Garces (Lea Marquez) are expecting babies comes the news that Ambyr Childers (ex-Colby Chandler) is pregnant, too!
“All My Children’s” Walt Willey (ex-Jack Montgomery) has traded in his Pine Valley cohorts for some characters with much less sex appeal: a group of puppets!
“Tainted Dreams,” the soap within a soap, has announced that former “All My Children” and “Edge of Night” actor Larkin Malloy has joined its cast in the role of Henry Steinman, a director of the fictional soap “Painted Dreams.” Malloy is best known for his portrayal of Travis Montgomery on “AMC,” who is often referred to as one of Erica Kane’s (Susan Lucci) “favorite husbands.”
Susan Lucci has been busy filming “Devious Maids” and “Deadly Affairs,” all the while trying to swing by her old stomping grounds, “All My Children,” where she played Erica Kane from 1970 to 2011. She’s also taken the time to help promote the Smithsonian’s upcoming daytime television exhibit, and she appeared on “Katie” Wednesday. But that’s not all the Queen of Soaps has been up to! Soap Opera Network just got word that the New York native has been in talks to host this year’s Rock the Dock Summer Bash benefiting the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, NY, and she has officially been announced as the event’s MC!
As previously reported, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has picked up the first 40 episodes of both “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” for what they are billing as the “OWN Summer Soap Fling.” Episodes begin airing today, July 15. The launch of both soaps will consist of 3 repeat episodes each day and a “brand new” episode airing in each soaps regularly scheduled timeslot (1:00 PM ET/PT for “AMC”; 3:00 PM ET/PT for “OLTL”), according to recently released TV listings and an OWN representative. Actual new episodes of both soaps will continue to release on Mondays via Hulu, Hulu Plus, iTunes and iTunes Canada.
Despite her initial feeling that she’d be having a baby girl, “All My Children” star Eden Riegel (Bianca Montgomery) has taken to Twitter to announce that her two-year-old son, Jack, will be getting a baby brother!
Even though CNN host Jake Tapper is slated to play an investigative journalist in his upcoming “All My Children” cameo — which isn’t much of a stretch for the newsie — he admits that he wasn’t initially thrilled about appearing on the sudser and had to be coaxed into the role!
As part of the celebration of the launch of “Tainted Dreams’” new website, the online sudser is hosting a contest in which two lucky fans will be chosen to play extras on the show, which begins filming Monday, July 29 in and around New York City.