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‘DAYS’ Star Jordi Vilasuso Talks Daytime Return

Saturday, February 13, 2016 10:50 PM EDT
Jordi Vilasuso
After portraying Griffin Castillo on "All My Children" and Tony Santos on "Guiding Light," actor Jordi Vilasuso decided the timing was right for another turn in daytime. Lucky for him, "Days of our Lives" was looking to expand the Hernandez clan with the return of Dario (last played by Francisco San Martin). After meeting with executive producer Ken Corday, co-executive producer Albert Alaar and co-head writer Josh Griffith last summer, Vilasuso responded well to the idea of portraying a "very intelligent" character on the soap.
There’s a rumor going around that former “All My Children” star Vincent Irizarry (ex-David Hayward) has been tapped to play the role of “General Hospital’s” Valentin Cassadine — a role former “AMC” star Matthew Borlenghi (ex-Brian Bodine) had been cast to play before the storyline was scrapped back in 2009. And when Borlenghi caught wind of the supposed recast, his online comments prompted “GH” headscribe, Ron Carlivati, to shed some news on the Irizarry casting rumor!
On the Sunday, November 10 episode of Showtime's "Homeland," starring Claire Danes, "All My Children's" Vincent Irizarry (David Hayward) guest stars as Captain Lonza. Irizarry's appearance on "Homeland" is a dream come true of sorts as the actor has been a longtime fan of the series since it premiered in 2011. The actor attended the rooftop premiere of season three in Beverly Hills in late September.
There seems to be more drama going on behind the scenes over at “All My Children” than there is onscreen. But as Vincent Irizarry (David Hayward) tells Soap Opera Network, that will no longer be the case once the material by the sudser’s new headwriters, Lisa Connor and Chip Hayes, takes center stage.
If you’ve seen the scandalous “All My Children” love scene between Robert Scott Wilson’s Pete Cortlandt and Brooke Newton’s Colby Chandler, you’re well aware that the online sudser isn’t just pushing the envelope — they’re damn near shoving it! The shockingly sexy episode was even too much for YouTube, having been up only a short time before the website yanked it down. Soap Opera Network caught up with Wilson to get his take on the steamy scenes, as well as some other dirt regarding Pete’s escapades in Pine Valley.

Coming Soon on ‘All My Children’ (VIDEO)

Sunday, June 16, 2013 5:00 AM EDT
"All My Children" made headlines with the oh, so steamy sex scene between Pete Cortlandt (Robert Scott Wilson) and Colby Chandler (Brooke Newton) last week, but can they replicate it this week when Cassandra Foster (Sal Stowers) is literally needing revival by the town punching bag, David Hayward (Vincent Irizarry), or when JR (Ryan Bittle) does something special for Cara (Lindsay Hartley)? You'll have to tune into "AMC" during the weeks of June 17 and June 24 to find out, but Soap Opera Network has your first look at what's ahead in those coming weeks!

Stars React to the Emmy Broadcast Shakeup

Friday, June 14, 2013 5:33 PM EDT
As we previously reported, HLN, the network hosting the the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy awards, is shaking up the beloved broadcast by interviewing the winners of the top seven categories on stage immediately following their acceptance speeches! On the heels of the announcement, Soap Opera Network hit the red carpet for the Television Academy hosted Daytime Emmy Awards Nominee Reception to get a few of the stars’ takes on celebrities Giada De Laurentiis, Sheryl Underwood, Julie Chen, Sam Champion and A.J. Hammer asking the night’s biggest winners a variety of questions on air. Read on to find out whether the idea is loved — or hated!