“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.
On the heels of the news that “Guiding Light” alum Grant Aleksander (ex-Phillip Spaulding) and “All My Children” alum Terri Ivens (Simone Torres) have joined the cast of the online drama series “Tainted Dreams” comes news that “General Hospital” alum Natalia Livingston (ex-Emily Bowen-Quartermaine; ex-Taylor Walker, “Days of our Lives”) has also joined the Internet sudser as Liza Park.
Set your DVRs folks, because Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane, “All My Children;” Genevieve Delatour, “Devious Maids”) is headed to the daytime talk show, “Katie!”
For the special appearance, the Queen of Soaps will be discussing her experience filming for the Marc Cherry created and Eva Longoria (ex-Isabella Williams, “The Young and the Restless”) produced Lifetime soap, “Devoius Maids,” as well as — you guessed it — whether or not she’ll actually be returning to “AMC.”
Continue after the jump for a sneak preview of the episode, which airs on Wednesday, July 10 (check local listings for time and station).
Port Charles is about to get a new resident in the form of daytime actor William deVry, who took to Facebook to announce that he has joined ABC’s only sudser in a contract role. “Finally! I just got word I can tell you I just finished my first day of work on ‘General Hospital,’” the actor wrote. “It is a contract role. Very rare these days indeed. And I come to town as the character of Derek Willis.”