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January 2011

AMC Teasers: Week of January 31 Edition

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" Teasers for the Week of January 31, 2011. ALL MY CHILDREN: Teasers Monday: (Episode #10548) -- Krystal comforts Jack. J.R. is taken back by what he finds in Annie's room. Kendall and Greenlee grow closer. (Rated: TVPG L) Tuesday: (Episode #10549) -- Brot and Natalia want to be together. Kendall passes out. Jackson jumps to the wrong conclusion regarding Erica and Caleb. (Rated: TVPG) Wednesday: (Episode #10550) -- David is allowed to help…

An Apology to Rebecca Herbst and Her Fans

Two weeks ago ABC's "General Hospital" made the unthinkable decision of firing popular actress Rebecca Herbst after she put in thirteen years of loyal service to the series. Unfortunately, as the General Hospital Editor for Soap Opera Network, I did not report on Herbst's firing nor did I acknowledge anywhere on the website of its occurrence. Meanwhile, during that same week it was announced that Melissa Claire Egan had made the decision to depart "All My Children" and Brittany Underwood had…

‘Bold and the Beautiful’ Fires Lowder; Actor Told in ‘Respectful Way’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- It came as no surprise late last week when word broke that CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" had fired demoted actor Kyle Lowder who portrayed Rick Forrester on the drama series after four years to recurring status. It was a surprise that it took so long. The actor joined "B&B" in January 2007 and while he enjoyed lead actor status on the soap for sometime, his character had become unnecessary and underutilized for more than a year now, so it was in best the interest of…

‘The Sound of a Kiss’ iTunes Cover Released

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As previously reported, ABC's "One Life to Live" is set to release an iTunes exclusive album called "The Sound of a Kiss" with recordings by David Gregory (Ford) and Brittany Underwood (soon-to-be ex-Langston), among others. What we know is that the albums theme is love and it will be released on Tuesday, February 8, which is just in time for Valentine's Day. While details beyond that are scarce at this time, we've been assured, however, that more details on…

A Note from the Editor-in-Chief of Soap Opera Network

On January 30, 2011, Soap Opera Network launched its brand new website. The website, literally re-built from the ground up, now houses the latest news, interviews and all business headlines covering the genre of soap operas. Our goal is to not just cover what's happening in front of the camera for both daytime and primetime soaps, but to also inform our readers of what's happening behind the scenes. That isn't to say the "gossip" aspect of behind the scenes drama, but the business perspective. We…

Larry Carpenter Wins Fourth DGA Award for ‘One Life to Live’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Last night at the 63rd Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Los Angeles, veteran "One Life to Live" director Larry Carpenter won his fourth Director's Guild Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievment in Daytime Serials for his work on the ABC daytime drama series in 2010. He won for "Episode #10,687" or commonly known as " 'Starr X'd Lovers: The Musical, Part Two, " which aired on May 17, 2010. Carpenter previously…

My View of Llanview: January 30 Edition

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — "One Life to Live" is having success with turning Clint Buchanan into the J.R. Ewing of daytime, but an ever increasing cast size and endless display of pretty faces continues to cause problems. Jerry verDorn has quickly become "One Life to Live's" saving grace who, in many ways, is carrying the show right now. Speaking as someone who never watched his work on "Guiding Light," I am amazed by the quality of his acting. His presence brings…

Llanview Casting Gossip: January 29 Edition

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" casting insights and other news. With Bo Buchanan (Robert S. Woods) just beginning to uncover his big brother Clint's (Jerry verDorn) tangled web of lies and deception, one would suspect that it would only be a matter of time before Bo's oldest son David Vickers (Tuc Watkins) re-enters the picture. When we last saw David a few weeks ago, he was in the midst of desperate, feeble attempt to escape and return to his beloved Dorian (Robin Strasser). Now Soap…

GH Recap: Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Episode Recap - Friday, January 28, 2011. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Sam, Brenda and Spinelli discuss pregnancy, dredging up feelings of loss for Sam and (unbeknownst to them) for Brenda. Carly and Jax share a momentary loving reunion – until she finds out Jax traveled to London to protect Brenda from Jerry Jax. Dante tries to win Lulu back, but she remains too hurt by his lies about Brenda. Lulu is threatened by the Balkan. Lucky…

OLTL Recap: Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Episode Recap - Friday, January 28, 2011. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Jessica and Brody ask Joey and Kelly to be their baby’s godparents. John and Natalie ask Gigi and Rex to be their baby’s godparents. The christening goes well until Aubrey steps forward to address the crowd. Earlier, Aubrey and Cutter review their options now that Clint has disowned Joey. Aubrey reveals that she’s blackmailing Clint, demanding he revoke the prenup…