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May 2009

Kristen Alderson Addresses Teen Pregnancy Forum

Sunday, May 3, 2009 1:21 AM ET | Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- With a recent spike in the teen birth rate across the United States, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is sponsoring a forum in the nation's capitol to discuss ways to reverse the trend.  Among those featured to speak at the forum are Seventeen Magazine Editor-in-Chief Ann Shoket, talk show host Maury Povich, and "One Life to Live's" Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning). Llanview teen Starr Manning is no different than a lot of …

John-Paul Lavoisier and Farah Fath Host Gabriel Project

Sunday, May 3, 2009 12:31 AM ET | Scotty Gore SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- John-Paul Lavoisier and Farah Fath, "One Life to Live's" super couple Rex Balsom and Gigi Morasco, play host to this year's Gabriel Project charity fundraiser. Since 1990, the Gabriel Project has helped provide life-saving heart surgery to children around the world who are in need.  The non-project organization was founded by Mark J. Melamed, a six-grade teacher who persuaded his students to become involved after the class researched the number of…

verDorn Hopes to Revisit Springfield as ‘Light’ Dims

Saturday, May 2, 2009 11:03 PM ET | Scotty Gore SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Although he now calls Llanview home, Jerry verDorn hopes "One Life to Live" will allow him to reprise his former "Guiding Light" role one last time before the soap ends its 72-year run on September 18th. From 1979 until 2005, verDorn portrayed the popular attorney Ross Marler on "Guiding Light," before the soap dropped him to recurring status following a series of budget cuts.  Less than two weeks after he last aired on "GL," verDorn made his "OLTL"…

David Lago’s ‘Y&R’ Return Set

Saturday, May 2, 2009 10:31 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- David Lago is returning to Genoa City and preparing to meet New Billy (Billy Miller), New Mac (Clementine Ford) and Amber Moore (Adrienne Frantz). After portraying the role of Raul Guittierez on "The Young and the Restless" from August 1999 to August 2004, David Lago is ready to return to his roots as Raul returns home just in time for the first Abbott/Chancellor Memorial Day Weekend fiesta on the Friday, May 22 episode of daytime's number one…

‘Ugly Betty’s’ Plana Says Wife is ‘One Life’ Bound

Saturday, May 2, 2009 10:18 PM ET | Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) --"Ugly Betty" star Tony Plana informs Entertainment Weekly that his wife has landed a role on "One Life to Live." EW recently caught up with Plana and his "Ugly Betty" co-stars for a panel discussion at New York City's Paley Center for media, in celebration of ABC's announcement that it was picking up the primetime telenovela for a fourth season.    When Plana, who portays Betty's (American Ferrera) father Ignacio Suarez, was asked about he personally…

OLTL Recap: Friday, May 1, 2009

Saturday, May 2, 2009 7:58 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Episode Recap - Friday, May 1, 2009. IT HAPPENED TODAY... John assures Marty he knows she’s no murderer as they ponder who could be the person who’s been visiting Powell.  John gets a solid lead when he calls Viki seeking answers.  Powell gets another visitor.  Marty and John realize there’s only one bed in the motel room they’re sharing.  Cole faces his demons as he endures withdrawal.  Marcie gives…

Tilford to Play Doctor in Llanview

Saturday, May 2, 2009 9:09 PM ET | Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Llanview gets a new health care professional as Terrell Tilford joins the cast of "One Life to Live" in the contract role of Dr. Greg Evans.   With Michael McBain set to leave town next month with wife Marcie by side and Larry Wolek missing in action in recent years, Llanview Hospital is facing a serious doctor shortage.  But the residents of the fictional Pennsylvania surburb needn't worry.  On June 23rd, a new doctor will ride into to town just in…

GH Recap: Friday, May 1, 2009

Saturday, May 2, 2009 7:44 PM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Episode Recap - Friday, May 1, 2009. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Jax argues why Sonny should stop seeking revenge against Jerry for Carly’s sake.  Jax has a proposition for Claudia.  Sonny finds Jax and Claudia together.  Ric continues to taunt Claudia with his implications that he’s the father of her baby.  Elizabeth admits to Nikolas that she’s conflicted over her feelings for Lucky.  Lucky and Rebecca are…

DAYS Recap: Friday, May 1, 2009

Saturday, May 2, 2009 7:39 PM ET | By Jermetria Lacey (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "Days of our Lives" Episode Recap - Friday, May 1, 2009. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Sami tells Lucas he has to keep his lips zipped about Grace now that she’s decided not to tell EJ the truth about the baby. Lucas promises he won’t say anything – not even to Chloe. The conversation segues to Rafe and how Sami isn’t sure about her future with him. Lucas doubts Rafe is going to be that excited to start anything romantic with Sami as long as…

AMC Recap: Friday, May 1, 2009

Saturday, May 2, 2009 7:35 PM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" Episode Recap - Friday, May 1, 2009. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Opal continues to be plagued by horrifying visions and is certain something awful is going to happen.  Stuart is troubled when he remembers Adam’s behavior on the day Dixie was murdered.  Adam suffers a seizure when JR lays into him, demanding to know whether or not he killed Dixie.  Adam makes a startling confession to Erica.  David has an…

AMC PreVUE: Week of May 4 Edition

Friday, May 1, 2009 8:00 AM EST | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Waiting to exhale.THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDRENRyan flatly rejects Erica's assertion that he let Kendall go. JR is disturbed by new memories after talking to Tad about Adam's possible culpability in Dixie's death on Monday, May 4. On Tuesday, May 5, Brot calls in a favor to learn the true extent of Frankie's injury as his family and friends wait for news. Brot, Taylor, Randi, Angie and Jesse that Frankie's hands were crushed when his unit was attacked…

GH PreVUE: Week of May 4 Edition

Friday, May 1, 2009 8:00 AM EST | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Heat wave.THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITALOlivia holds her ground with Sonny on Monday, May 4. Sonny's interest in personally returning Olivia's property perturbs Claudia. Ric rushes Claudia to the hospital after she's stricken with abdominal pains. Sonny opens up to Olivia about his relationship with Claudia. Sonny and Claudia share a close moment after learning the baby is fine on Tuesday, May 5. Luke hopes Ethan turns out to be his son but Ethan…