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Although her name was among fifteen "One Life" cast members listed in a press release last week from Prospect Park as joining the online version of "OLTL," Erika Slezak (Viki) confirmed the news today with a statement on her official website. Telling fans that she is "pleased" to join the upcoming online version of the show when production begins "near the middle of March," the six-time Daytime Emmy winner says the new show will be "an exciting and groundbreaking adventure" and that she hopes fans will tune in.

The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 1:38 PM EDT
( — "General Hospital" leads the way with 23 nominations, followed by "The Young and The Restless" with 16, "Days of our Lives" with 15.  Tied with 11 nominations were "One Life to Live", "All My Children" and "The Bold and The Beautiful".OUTSTANDING DRAMAAll My ChildrenDays of Our LivesGeneral HospitalThe Young and the Restless OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES WRITING TEAMAll My ChildrenDays of Our LivesGeneral HospitalThe Young and the Restless OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES DIRECTING TEAMThe Bold and The BeautifulGeneral HospitalOne Life To LiveThe Young and the Restless OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIESCRYSTAL CHAPPELL, as Dr. Carly Manning Days of our Lives, NBCDEBBIE MORGAN, as Angie Hubbard All My Children, ABCERIKA SLEZAK, as Viki Lord One Life to Live, ABCHEATHER TOM, as Katie Logan Spencer The Bold and the Beautiful, CBSLAURA WRIGHT, as Carly Corinthos Jax General Hospital, ABC OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIESMAURICE BERNARD, as Michael "Sonny" Corinthos, Jr. General Hospital, ABCANTHONY GEARY, as Luke Spencer General...
Never one to mince words when it comes to voicing her opinions on the behind-the-scenes antics of both Llanview and ABC, "One Life to Live" leading lady Erika Slezak (Viki) speaks out against her soon-to-be-ex boss Brian Frons and notes her optimism at the soap's future with Prospect Park.
"One Life to Live" fans have reason to celebrate today as a handful of the show's current cast members, including six-time Daytime Emmy winner Erika Slezak (Viki) have already agreed to make the transition with the show from ABC to online-only distribution with Prospect Park. According to Deadline Hollywood the company, which leased the rights to "OLTL" and sister soap "All My Children" in July, Slezak, along with Kassie DePaiva (Blair), Michael Easton (John), and Ted King (Tomas) will all be remaining with the show after it airs its final ABC episode early next year.
On Thursday, June 23, "Days of our Lives" fans finally got their first glimpse of actor Freddie Smith and his character Sonny Kiriakis, despite the NBC drama series keeping mum on the actors casting for more than two months. On Sunday, June 19, on the red carpet at the "38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," Smith opened up about what it was like keeping such a big secret, portraying the shows first gay character and whether or not his character will be hooking up with Will Horton (Chandler Massey) as rumored.
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( -- On "All My Children" for less than two years, Brittany Allen (ex-Marissa Tasker) managed to win her first Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series after receiving her first nomination earlier this year. The actress spoke with Soap Opera Network: Backstage at the Daytime Emmy Awards about her time on "AMC," being forced to move to Los Angeles when the show moved production from New York and where her future lies."I've been working my whole life in this industry and I put a lot of work and love into the show and it feels really, really nice to be recognized for it," said Allen on her Emmy win. As for what she's been up to since leaving "AMC" in late 2010, Allen stated "I found myself living in LA, where I had always dreamed of living and completely available and prepared to...
Earlier today, Soap Opera Digest posted breaking news on their website when they reported that actress Cady McClain would be returning to ABC's "All My Children" in the role of Dixie Cooney. Shortly afterward, Soaps in Depth posted their own version of the news. Who to believe? At this point, it doesn't matter as long as Dixie's back! Then again, Cady did return in early 2010 when Dixie, who died via poisoned pancakes (what were the writers thinking?), and her ghost/spirit was used to usher out Palmer Cortlandt, who had "died" on the soap a few months after his real-life portrayer, James Mitchell, passed away.