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April 2009

Fans Gear Up for ‘SoapFest’

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 10:54 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- ABC and CBS soap fans will have a chance to meet and greet their favorite daytime stars at the 11th Annual SoapFest in Marco Island, Florida. For more than a decade, SoapFest has been a major fundraiser for many southwestern Florida charities, including Eden, Florida's Eimerman Center, an educational outreach service for children with autism. Since 1998, the annual event has hosted more than 60 soap stars, including Kim Zimmer, Robert Newman,…

‘OLTL’ Nixes Previews — Again

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 9:29 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Wondering what happened to the "One Life to Live" next day previews at the end of each episode? Well, SON may have the answer.After years of showing next day previews at the end of each episode for all three of their soaps, ABC suddenly discontinued the practice last summer. While the network gave no specific reason for the change, several sources cited money as the contributing factor to the previews being dropped. Apparently, editing together the…

A ‘Lord’ and His Accomplice Return to ‘One Life’

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 7:15 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" brings the past into the present with the returns of Powell Lord III and Rebecca Lewis. In 1993, Powell Lord III (first cousin to Viki and Todd), reluctantly raped Marty Saybrooke along with frat buddies Todd Manning and Zach Rosen. However, after receiving a lesser sentence then his two accomplices, he was soon released for good behavior. Powell soon fell in love with Rebecca Lewis, an unsuspecting young lady who had been…

More Soap Stars Play Ball for Charity

Monday, April 20, 2009 11:47 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- More soap stars from "All My Children," "As the World Turns," and "One Life to Live" sign up for this year's Tammy Rubin Rice Charity Softball Game. Now in its eleventh year, the Tammy Rubin Rice Celebrity Softball Game, whose namesake died of breast cancer, is sponsored by the Shorefront Friends for Hospice. The voluntary organization offers supportive health services for terminally ill patients. Here is a list of soap stars scheduled to attend…

‘OLTL’ Late April Casting News

Monday, April 20, 2009 10:12 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The latest casting news for "One Life to Live."Stacy is confronted by her past on May 6th, when Eric Martin Brown arrives in Llanview as Stan, the former call girl's boss from her Vegas show days. Stan, who was last seen in February, is looking to settle a debt with his former employee. Ken Schwarz appears as "Gravedigger #1" on May 15th, as one particular recent storyline comes to a climax. "OLTL" has recently released a casting call for the roles…

ATWT PreVUE: Week of April 20 Edition

Monday, April 20, 2009 12:27 AM ET | By Venus Stone (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- For the sake of her son... THIS WEEK ON: AS THE WORLD TURNS Casey and Alison get closer after trying to locate a patient. Vienna and Henry get a warning about keeping secrets from others. On Friday, April 24 Jack gives Parker some not so pleasant news. The Inside Story: Desperate Measures Noah, still being held captive by Zac and Zoe tries his best to escape but Zac captures him. Zoe thinks it's time to go into their next phase of their plan and…

Y&R PreVUE: Week of April 20 Edition

Sunday, April 19, 2009 11:53 PM ET | By Venus Stone (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A different shoulder to lean on... THIS WEEK ON: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS Kay helps give Marge's friends closure by setting up a memorial service for Marge on Wednesday, April 22. That same day Heather just can't seem to get Adam out of her system. Kevin slips up by calling his wife another woman's name on Tuesday, April 21. The Inside Story: Pushed to Edge Not able to let go of the fact that Sharon has pulled Nick away from her, Phyllis…

GH PreVUE: Week of April 20 Edition

Friday, April 17, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Keeping my baby.THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITALCertain of her feelings, a bold Alexis takes Rebecca by the hair to reveal her plastic surgery scars. Patrick and Robin's problems disappear for a moment when they work in tandem to save their patient on Tuesday, April 21. Things soon turn sour, when the newlyweds return home and Robin can't bring herself to soothe a fussy Emma. Rebecca wants Nikolas to stay away from her. Luke is taken aback when Helena…

OLTL PreVUE: Week of April 20 Edition

Friday, April 17, 2009 10:14 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Who framed John McBain?THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVERays confesses to Dorian how he really feels about her on Wednesday, April 22. He then calls Dorian on the reason she keeps making excuses as to why she hasn't gone to visit her husband. Meanwhile, David drops by for a visit and is anxious to hear her answer as well. Later, David and Dorian decide it is time to end their relationship. Ray invites Dorian to a night out on the town. Brody prepares…

AMC PreVUE: Week of April 20 Edition

Friday, April 17, 2009 8:00 AM EST | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Dangerous liasons. THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN On Monday, April 20, Jake meets Liza (Jamie Luner) at the casino to discuss Amanda's case. Liza confides in Jake that Colby wants nothing to do with her. Colby and Amanda discuss having difficult mothers. Erica charms the brains behind Scott's project, Dr. Chappell (Thomas Galantich). JR flips when Adam takes Scott's side. Brot learns that Taylor followed him to Florida. Erica gives Adam his pills…

It’s Official: The CW to Air Daytime Emmys

Friday, April 17, 2009 1:23 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The CW signs on the dotted line and brings the best of daytime to their primetime schedule by agreeing to air the "36th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards." In an update to a story that SON first brought you last month, this year's "Daytime Emmy® Awards" are set to air on a network other than one of the Big Three (ABC, NBC, and CBS) for the first time in the ceremony's history. While news of negotiations between The CW and the National Academy of…

Real-Life ‘GL’ Couple Wake Up ‘Early’

Thursday, April 16, 2009 6:40 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) --  On the Friday, April 17 edition of the CBS morning news program "The Early Show," look for "Guiding Light" co-stars, and real-life celebrity couple, Mandy Bruno, 27, and Robert Bogue, 44, to appear as featured guests.The actors will discuss their future as a real-life couple and discuss the cancellation of the soap on CBS. At least as much as CBS will let them.On "Guiding Light," Bruno portrays Marina Cooper who wed Bogue's A.C. Mallet in…