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Kurt Caceres, DaJuan Johnson and Michelle Krusiec Join ‘General Hospital’ Cast in Recurring Roles

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As summer begins to heat up in Port Charles, ABC's "General Hospital" has cast a number of recurring characters. One is dangerous, another is slick and cocky and the last is an Asian attorney. Beginning Friday, June 24, actor Kurt Caceres joins the cast in the recurring role of Javier. The character is described as a shady, dangerous and charming man. Caceres appeared in the 2006 film "World Trade Center" as a Fireman. The film starred Nicholas Cage. Caceres'…

‘Life’s’ Good for Edmonds Following BET Award Nom

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Shenell Edmonds, who has played the sassy, outspoken Destiny Evans on "One Life to Live" since 2009, has been nominated for her first BET Young Star Award. The 17-year-old actress faces some stiff competition for the award, including  Will Smith's actor/musician offspring Willow and Jaden Smith, Run-DMC co-founder Joseph Simmons (aka Rev Run) rapper son Daniel "Diggy" Simmons, and Keke Palmer, star of the Nickelodeon show "True Jackson, VP." Evans thanks her fans for their support on her Facebook…

NBC Takes Attention Off of ABC Upfront With Clever Advertising Platform

Long before ABC's Upfront presentation got underway at around 3:45 PM on Tuesday, May 17, when invited guests began scuttling into the Avery Fisher Hall, the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) looked to take attention off of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) by promoting its new fall programming with a rotation of more than a dozen Grayline and CitySearch NYC buses that were filled with wide open spaces or a lack of passengers in this case. While the seats may have been empty, no one could miss the colorful brand…

Brian Frons Spotted Chuckling as Soap Fans Protest His Decision to Change Daytime Television

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Brian Frons, President, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television Group (pictured right wearing sun glasses), went into the ABC Upfront on Tuesday, May 17 knowing he was the most hated man in television today. Frons inherited the title from former NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker and all it took was a bunch of protesting fans to get the message across as they booed the executive while he walked across the street from Lincoln Center to an ABC After party at the Atlantic Grill restaurant. So how does the man that…

Fans Protest ABC’s Decision to Cancel ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’

On Tuesday, May 17, fans of ABC's recently canceled "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" protested outside of the Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City as the ABC Television Network presented its 2011-2012 broadcast television schedule to its owned & operated stations, affiliates, advertising partners, and the dozens of press outlets gobbling up everything said during the networks upfront presentation. Joining protesting fans were Colleen Zenk (ex-Barbara Ryan, "As The World Turns"), Mimi Torchin…

‘OLTL’ Casting Call: ‘Life’ After Death?

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — "One Life to Live" issues a new casting call for a character who appears to have risen from the dead. The newest audition script is for the role of "Irene." The scene opens with Mr. Baker (played by Jonathan Earl Peck, who debuted last Friday, in scenes opposite Roger Howarth) visiting a visibly upset Mrs. Irene Williams at her office. Baker tries to explain what happened, saying the situation had gotten seriously out of control. Irene laments that she should have sent someone else to do the job,…

Former ‘One Life’ Starlett Katrina Bowden Named Esquire’s ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — She may have only appeared in two episodes of the long-running ABC soap, and she may not be a household name for many soap fans, but 22-year-old actress Katrina Bowden topped a recent Esquire online reader's poll, to gain the magazine's top honor last month, garnering more than two millions votes. Bowden, who has played Liz Lemon's (Tina Fey) assistant Cerie on "30 Rock" since 2006, originated the role of bad girl Britney Jennings on "One Life to Live" on September 26th of the same year. However,…

Video: Who is the Real Todd Manning?

"One Life to Live" goes behind-the-scenes to ask some of Llanview's leading residents their thoughts on one of the town's most infamous characters -- Todd Manning, only to learn that "he's a bit misunderstood." But will they spill on just who is really playing Todd -- Trevor St. John or Roger Howarth? You'll have to watch to find out!

‘Precious’ Barret Helms First ‘One Life’ Airdate Set

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — As we previously reported, Barret Helms, who played Precious' dream boyfriend in the Oscar-nominated movie "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire," has joined the cast of "One Life to Live" in the contract role of Baz. Now, in an update to our initial report, we can tell you that Helms is expected to make his "One Life" debut on Monday, June 20. Look for his character to have "a unique connection to one of Llanview's more recently-arrived residents." While it is rumored that Baz will be…

From Broadway to Llanview: LaChanze Joins Cast of ‘One Life to Live’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Tony Award winning Broadway star Rhonda LaChanze Sapp has been cast in a newly created role on the recently cancelled ABC soap. According to ABC Soaps in Depth, the 49-year-old Sapp, or LaChanze as she is better known, has been cast in the recurring role of Yvette, a woman who shares "a surprising connection to someone in Llanview." The actress is best known for her portrayal of Celie in the stage production of "The Color Purple," where she appeared opposite former "One Life" star Renee Elise…

‘One Life’ Issues New Casting Call

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — "One Life to Live" issues another new casting call and some minor casting odds and ends for the months of May and June. The latest audition script is for the role of "Louie." The scene opens with "Tim" reading an article in the newspaper about "Max." Louie tells him that he shouldn't believe what he reads in that particular paper. Tim states that at one time it was a good newspaper, until someone stole it, along with the rest of his life, from him. Louie agrees and said that his ex-wife's current…

After 41 Years of Daytime Drama, Susan Lucci Pulls a Dopple Double on ‘All My Children’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Erica Kane has done it all. The cosmetics mogul has famously faced down a bear and won, married eleven times (although only seven of the marriages were valid), staged a prison escape, became a world famous model, served a prison sentence or two, kidnapped a child, cheated on a husband or two, married three generations of men from the same family, slapped a whole lot of people, stabbed men, and became Las Vegas' shortest show-girl and she still made time to embrace her children's children…