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August 2010

EXCLUSIVE! GH Promo: The Father, The Man, The Moving Target (Long Version)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 3:15 AM ET by Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" has released a new extended promo centering on the character of Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard), who will soon come face-to-face with his one true love, Brenda Barrett (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo), on next weeks episode of the daytime soap. {auto width="460" height="360" autostart="true" showdigits="true" pbgcolor="#637997" pfgcolor="white"…

Soap Stars Show Their Feminie Sides at Expo

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 12:30 AM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Stars from "One Life to Live," "General Hospital," and "Days of Our Lives" will stop by the 8th Annual Connecticut Women's Expo next month to chat with fans.  This year's event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 11th and 12th.  "OLTL's" John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex) will be in attendance on Saturday from 1-3 PM ET, while "DAYS" Eric Martsolf (Brady) will be on hand from Noon until 5 PM ET on Saturday and…

‘Life’s’ a ‘Circus’ for Kristen Alderson & Melissa Archer

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 11:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Ringling.com (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Come one, come all to 'The Greatest Show on Earth!'" where the two popular "One Life to Live" castmates will visit with fans and play ringmaster at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's Illuscination Circus on Coney Island.  The event, which is sponsored by ABC Daytime, SOAPnet's Soap Nation Tour, and WABC-TV 7 in New York City, will be held on Saturday, August 28th, at the Coney Island Amusement Park in Brookyln, at…

Is This Surprising? Leslie Charleson Taken Off Contract

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 6:14 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Bob D'Amico/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- ABC Soaps in Depth is reporting that actress Leslie Charleson, 65, who portrays the role of Monica Quartermaine on ABC's "General Hospital," has been taken off contract and has been placed on recurring status, but I'm more surprised to hear that she was even on contract to begin with considering fans haven't seen Monica on an even semi-regular basis, based on what a contract guarantees an…

GH Recap: Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Episode Recap - Tuesday, August 24, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Sonny continues to plead his innocence that he shot Johnny in self-defense and asks his son to uncover the truth. Sonny and Diane are surprised when Claire reveals her evidence of recorded conversations in which Sonny planned to murder Johnny and then claim self-defense. While Johnny is in surgery, Lucky's investigation leads him to question the absence of Johnny's…

AMC Recap: Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" Episode Recap - Tuesday, August 24, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Madison shows up at Ryan's place and he gives her the details of his plan. She isn't too thrilled and thinks it's unfair of Greenlee to allow Ryan to put himself in danger. JR is angry when Marissa declares their marriage is over because she slept with Scott. Marissa wants JR to admit that he doesn't truly love her. As the wedding ceremony begins, JR shows up and…

So You Heard About ‘The Meeting?’

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 5:15 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- On Monday, August 23, online websites and social networks were going crazy over news that ABC's "One Life to Live" has called in all of its contract cast members to be at the studio on Thursday, August 26 for what was presumed to be a big meeting to discuss whether or not the show would be A) Moving to the West Coast, B) Getting its budget slashed, again or C) Getting canceled. Fortunately, neither is happening. Setside…

OLTL Recap: Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Episode Recap - Tuesday, August 24, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Brody joins John as he bursts into Eli’s cabana and finds it empty. The cops try to figure out where Eli has gone as they fear for Blair’s safety. Dorian and David’s wedding comes to a halt. Shaun is abducted by an unseen assailant. James texts Starr flirtatious messages which Starr answers with angry ones, insisting that he stop pursuing her. Still months away from…

Oops! Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo Sets the Record Straight

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 3:23 AM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Jeff Neira/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In the new issue of ABC Soaps in Depth, dated September 6, 2010, actress Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo has set the record straight on the marriage reports that rocked Hollywood blog sites in early July. On Wednesday, July 14, Soap Opera Network had reported that Vanessa Marcil had wed longtime love Carmine Giovinazzo ("CSI: NY") in an intimate ceremony attended by close family and friends. The report was based on…

Who is The Balkan? Brenda Will Soon Find Out

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 1:40 AM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Patrick Wymore/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Soaps in Depth recently revealed that "General Hospital" is currently actively casting the role of a supposed "supervillian" that will rock the canvas this November. The unnamed character is described as a forty to sixty year old, "ruthless, intense and unmistakable presence," who will be heavily recurring for approximately six months starting in Mid-November. Soap Opera Network has since…

Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo Appears on ‘The Doctors’

Monday, August 23, 2010 at 11:58 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Craig Sjodin/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- If being all over the soap press and "The View" in preparation of her return to ABC's "General Hospital" earlier this month wasn't enough, actress Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo, who portrays Brenda Barrett, is set to make an appearance on the syndicated talk show "The Doctors" for the programs third season premiere. According to Marcil Giovinazzo's official website, the actress…

Mandatory Cast Meeting Set for ‘One Life to Live’ Stars

Monday, August 23, 2010 at 11:17 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In August 2009, contract cast members of ABC's "All My Children" were required to attend a mandatory meeting which resulted in the news that the soap was being moved to the West Coast in hopes of saving money on the drama series' budget. Now comes word that a similar meeting has been called for contract cast members for sister soap "One Life to Live." Could Llanview be heading out west as well or is this…