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  • VIDEO: ‘OLTL’s’ Tika Sumpter Receives Unexpected Call From Oprah

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    Lionsgate
    Fans of “One Life to Live’s” Tika Sumpter (Layla Williamson) were thrilled when she was cast as Candace Young on OWN’s “The Haves and the Have Nots,” but the actress recently revealed on “The Tyler Perry Show” that she almost didn’t accept the role — until Oprah Winfrey herself got on the phone! But how did the conversation go down? Read on to find out! READ MORE
  • BOX OFFICE: ‘Ride Along’ Starring Kevin Hart, Ice Cube and Soap Star Tika Sumpter Grabs Records With $48 Million Haul

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    Universal Pictures
    Hot on the heels of her starring role in "Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas," "The Haves and the Have Nots" and "One Life to Live" actress Tika Sumpter along with actors Kevin Hart and Ice Cube is set to take the weekend box office with their new film "Ride Along." READ MORE
  • RETURNING FEATURE: ‘Tweet This, Tweet That’

    Not on Twitter? Following too many people that you're afraid you missed out on some of the best tweets? Do not fear, because "Tweet This, Tweet That" has returned! This week, your favorite soap actors past and present weigh in on the Golden Globes results and reveal their favorite Best Picture Oscar nominees! READ MORE
  • REMINDER: Season 2 of ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’ Premieres Tonight

    Jeremy Cowart/OWN
    Jeremy Cowart/OWN
    As we previously reported, season two of “Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots” starring former “One Life to Live” actress Tika Sumpter (ex-Layla Williamson) premieres tonight — and it looks like it’s going to be hot, hot, hot! READ MORE
  • SNEAK PEEK: Season 2 of ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’

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    Jeremy Cowart/OWN
    Set to the tune "Too Darn Hot (RAC Mix)" by Ella Fitzgerald, OWN has released a new teaser trailer for season 2 of "Tyler Parry's The Haves and the Have Nots," starring former "One Life to Live" actress Tika Sumpter (ex-Layla Williamson). Set to premiere Tuesday, January 7, 2014, the addictive primetime soap opera brings viewers back to Savannah, Georgia and the complicated dynamics between the rich and powerful Cryer family and the friends and enemies they surround themselves by. The series also stars John Schneider, Renee Lawless, Crystal Fox, Eva Tamargo (ex-Pilar Lopez-Fitzgerald, “Passions”), Angela Robinson, Peter Parros... READ MORE
  • Spend ‘A Madea Christmas’ With ‘OLTL’s’ Tika Sumpter

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    Lionsgate
    Now playing in a theater near you, "Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas" follows Perry's titular character, Mabel "Madea" Simmons, as she accompanies her niece, Eileen (Anna Maria Horsford), to pay a surprise visit to Eileen’s daughter, Lacey, who has mysteriously informed her she’s not coming home for the holidays. In reality, Lacey followed Connor (Eric Lively), the man she loves and secretly married, from the big city to a small Alabama town as he fights to save his family farm from bankruptcy. READ MORE
  • Several Soap Stars Switch Agencies

    Soap Opera Network
    Soap Opera Network
    The onscreen comings and goings in the soap opera industry are enough to make anyone’s head spin, and the behind the scenes business is just as action packed! In fact, three soap stars have recently made bold moves by switching agencies. READ MORE
  • Tika Sumpter’s ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’ Ratings Soar

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    Oprah Winfrey Network’s dramatic series, “The Haves and the Have Nots,” which stars “One Life to Live’s” Tika Sumpter (ex-Layla Wiliamson, premiered on May 28, and ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner! READ MORE
  • ‘OLTL’s’ Tika Sumpter Stars in New Oprah Winfrey Drama

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    Bummed you weren’t one of the lucky few who got a car from daytime legend Oprah Winfrey? Don’t be, because she’s giving the rest of us something pretty spectacular: “One Life to Live” actress Tika Sumpter (ex-Layla Williamson) in a new role! READ MORE
  • ‘OLTL’ Stars Bid Farewell to ABC Era

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    A collection of Twitter and Facebook posts from current and former cast and crew members of "One Life to Live" during and following the show's final days of production on its ABC Daytime run, which wrapped production last Friday. READ MORE