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December 2008

Rinse and Repeat: Happy Holidays

Monday, December 22, 2008 3:00 PM EST | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The holidays are a time when family and friends gather together and feel the joy and love in the room. For daytime's remaining eight soap operas, it is a time to remember the murders and mayhem, the evil brothers and sisters or the back from the dead aunts and uncles that took up time and space over the past year of years.During the week of December 22, the daytime lineups of ABC, CBS and NBC will be littered with re-broadcast episodes or…

‘One Life’ Casting Carousel

Friday, December 19, 2008 5:23 PM EST | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Another week, another round of casting tidbits for "One Life to Live." Who's Coming? Crystal Hunt joins the cast of "One Life to Live" on February 6th in the contract role of a stripper named Stacey. The 23-year-old actress is best known for portraying Elizabeth "Lizzie" Spaulding on "Guiding Light" from 2003-2006. In 2005 Hunt was both Daytime Emmy and Soap Opera Digest Award nominations. In addition to her work on "GL," Hunt has appeared in…

‘C’est la vie’ for ‘One Life’ Hunk

Friday, December 19, 2008 12:53 AM EST | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Kamar de los Reyes confesses that "it is time to say good-bye" to "One Life to Live." After nearly a decade on "OLTL" portraying gang leader turned police detective Antonio Vega, actor Kamar de los Reyes has decided not to renew his contract with the long running daytime drama, claiming that "Antonio is longer the central figure I believe he deserves to be," and that "over the years, he has become less and less valued." While admitting that…

OLTL PreVUE: Week of December 22 Edition

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 5:00 PM EST | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- There's no place like home for the holidays. THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE Bess and Tess battle for control; Brody makes progress; Starr rips in to her father on the witness stand; Todd's life falls in around him; Roxy almost ruins a surprise; Viki and Clint decorate the Llanfair Christmas tree; Jared asks Clint for his blessing; Tea has a gift for Todd; Carlotta bites her tongue; Dorian has another spiritual visit; Rex confesses to Gigi;…

GH PreVUE: Week of December 22 Edition

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 5:00 PM | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Joy to the world. THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITALJason and Spinelli save Sam's life. Jax's plans disappoint Kate. Carly and Jax share a kiss under the mistletoe. Sonny and Morgan have a happy reunion. Carly and Sonny discuss Michael and guidelines for Sonny's future involvement with Morgan. Claudia and Ric give into their primal urges. Claudia is desperate to find the incriminating DVD. Jason asks Sonny to end his alliance with the Zacchara's.…

AMC PreVUE: Week of December 22 Edition

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 5:00 PM | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) – So this is Christmas. THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN David gets an earful when Krystal realizes the doctor's been drugging her on Monday, December 22. Krystal's tirade comes to a fiery end. David rescues Krystal. Krystal accepts David's comfort. Little Adam and JR are happy to see Amanda who arrives at the Chandler Lodge at David's bequest. JR reels after misplacing Babe's "magic" shell. Amanda manipulates the situation and pushes JR right off the…

‘GH’ Casts a New Recurring Role

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 11:10 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Senta Moses, 35, joins cast of ABC's "General Hospital" as the mysterious computer hacker behind Spinelli's (Bradford Anderson) woes.Recently viewers have been noticing some interesting occurrences happening on Spinelli's computer, including numerous file transfers. Until now, we never really knew the meaning of it all. Beginning Friday, January 2, look for Moses to make her "GH" debut as Winifred, who is described as Spinelli's "female…

Natalia Livingston Returns to ‘GH’

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 1:45 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Natalia Livingston may have left "General Hospital" in May as ghost Emily, but she's ready to make her return to the ABC Daytime drama series as a new character.Livingston, last seen as the ghost of Emily Bowen-Quartermaine on the Wednesday, May 7 broadcast of "GH" is returning in the "forseeable future" as a new character by the name of Rebecca, confirms an ABC representative. Though, we've since learned that Natalia makes her on-air return…

New ‘Bachelor’ Gets Aide from ‘General Hospital’

Monday, December 15, 2008 11:24 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- While he may have lost DeAnna Pappas' heart in the second season finale of ABC's "The Bachelorette" this past summer, single dad Jason Mesnick, 32, is hoping to find love once more in the 13th season of "The Bachelor." "General Hospital's" Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) and Kirsten Storms (Maxie) tag along for the ride.Launching January 5 on the ABC Television Network, season thirteen of "The Bachelor" promises to bring more surprises and…

Bradford Anderson Ranks Among Top 100

Monday, December 15, 2008 4:51 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital's" Bradford Anderson (Damien Spinelli) is a Top Person of 2008, according to USA Today via their Pop Candy Blog.Anderson was ranked 95th in their Top 100 listing, in which each December the  blog counts down to the year's top 100 people ranging from musicians, actors, writers and other assorted entertainers. Anderson is noted for playing the "gleefully awkward Spinelli," who the site believes is the only "geek" on daytime TV…

Pine Valley’s Ins and Outs

Monday, December 15, 2008 4:00 AM EST | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children's" latest casting news. Alicia Minshew returns to the set of "All My Children" on Friday, January 9, according to her official fan club. Minshew's character, Kendall Hart Slater, will finally return to the land of the living at the end of January 2009. Probably daytime's most worked actress, one of the main sticking points in Minshew's contract negotiations was vacation time particularly in relation to starting her married…