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From ‘Madea’ to ‘Hunger Games,’ ‘AMC’ Starlets Hit the Big Screen

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The talented Shannon Kane played Natalia Fowler on "All My Children" from October 2008 to February 2011, and recently returned for a week long visit in late March. Socialite in training turned actress Leven Rambin played the sweet autistic Lily Montgomery from June 2004 to June 2008 and the dual role of the much more jaded Ava Benton on the same soap from from March 2007 to February 2008. In the last week, Kane has debuted in her second featured role in a motion picture; while Rambin has been cast…

Disney Insider: ‘SOAPnet: We’re Not Done With You Yet’

Could the incompetence of a network executive get any uglier? Why yes, it can! The latest in a series of blunders by Brian Frons, President, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television Group, since the announcement that he has decided to "evolve" ABC Daytime by canceling "All My Children and "One Life to Live" by replacing them with "The Chew" and "The Revolution," while sticking his foot in his mouth in interview (Deadline.com), after interview (Entertainment Weekly), after interview (The Wrap), comes a scathing report by another Disney…

‘AMC’s’ Bianca Set to Make Time For Romance?

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children's" has cast a date for their resident lesbian. Will her romantic drought finally come to an end? Michelle Rose will debut on "All My Children" this week. She will be portraying Louise, the beautiful blind date JR Chandler (Jacob Young) sets up Bianca Montgomery (Christina Bennett Lind) with. Unfortunately, with Rose wrapping up her stint on Wednesday, April 27, Louise doesn't appear to make much of an impact on Bianca. Louise is left defenseless as Ms. Montgomery continues to only…

‘One Life’ Casting a Couple of New Minor Characters

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — "One Life to Live" may be going off the air in nine months, but that is stopping the show was casting more characters. Earlier this week, the soap put out two new audition scripts for upcoming minor roles. The first script is for the role of "Mr. Baker." The scene opens in with two men standing near another man, a prisoner, who is unconsciousness. Mr. Baker goes to check on him after telling his partner that their agency is being shut down. He asks the prisoner if he has anything to tell them.…

Brian Kerwin’s Last Airdate Set on ‘One Life’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — As we previously reported, Brian Kerwin (Charlie Banks) has been let go by "One Life to Live." However, despite the fact that his character's marriage to Viki (Erika Slezak) is all but over, don't look for the actor to exit Llanview for several more weeks as more drama lies ahead for Charlie. Even though Charlie was recently reunited with his old flame Echo Di Savoy (Kim Zimmer), that doesn't mean the lovebirds will be riding off into the sunset together. That's right, there's about to be some…

CBS Celebrates Genie Francis on ‘Y&R’ With Photo Shoot

In a rarity for soaps, CBS posted on its Twitter page today your first look at Genie Francis in her newly created role of Genevieve, who looks to be the next villainess on the networks "The Young and the Restless." The image was first posted on on-screen son Daniel Goddard's (Ethan 'Cane' Ashby) Facebook page. From looking at the image (posted at right), the actress' new character is surely nothing like her iconic character, Laura Spencer, from her time on "General Hospital, which is what…

Robin Strasser Reacts to Cancellation of ‘OLTL’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Never at a loss for words, the "One Life to Live" grand dame takes to Twitter to speak out against the cancellation of the long-running ABC soap. Strasser, who for years has been remembered for her rather outspoken telephone hotline messages to fans, finally joined the popular social networking site last Friday, one day after ABC canceled both "OLTL" and sister soap "All My Children," in favor of new cooking and lifestyle programs "The Chew" and "The Revolution." After just four days on Twitter, she…

Insider: How ABC Justified Canceling Soaps and Why Hoover Pull Out Won’t Change their Mind

After news broke earlier this evening that Hoover was pulling all of its advertising from the ABC Television Network on the heels of the networks decision to cancel "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," Soap Opera Network got word from a high ranking Disney official, speaking on condition of anonymity, that Hoover's decision would not only not change the networks mind about the cancellations, but that it would only hurt, not help, the soaps in their final months on the air from a financial…

Hoover Becomes First Major Advertiser to Pull Ads from ABC in Wake of Soap Cancellations

People seem to think that boycotting ABC, sending soap to networks headquarters in New York and Los Angeles, etc will get ABC to change their minds about canceling the soaps. Unless you want the FBI on your butt, you will do no such thing. You watched enough soaps over the years to find a more constructive manner in dealing with this. Calling is a waste of time and energy as the network is deleting your messages and changing telephone #'s for their employees as fast as you hit a key stroke on your keyboard (for many,…

‘AMC’ Fan Club President Pulls the Plug on Twitter Impostor

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" Fan Club President Debbie Morris went to her official Twitter page to alert fans that Trent Garrett, who plays Asher Pike on the ABC soap, is not leaving the soap. Messages posted by @Trent_Garret on Twitter are from an impostor with an apparent fascination for wrestling. Morris elaborated that the real Garrett sent her an e-mail reading that "he does not have a twitter account and is not leaving AMC until September." Soap Opera Network apologizes to its readers for reporting the…

Susan Lucci Reacts to Cancellation of ‘AMC’

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- “It’s been a fantastic journey. I’ve loved playing Erica Kane and working with Agnes Nixon and all the incredible people involved with All My Children. I’m looking forward to all kinds of new and exciting opportunities.” That is the original statement Susan Lucci released to the press immediately following the announcement of the cancellation of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live." Lucci, as usual, has been nothing but class and strength in the face of adversity; but following a press-tour…

BREAKING NEWS: ABC Cancels Both ‘All My Children’ & ‘One Life to Live’

Following months of speculation, the announcement has finally been made official today. ABC has announced plans to cancel two-thirds of their daytime soap line-up. According to reports, "All My Children" will last air in September, while "One Life to Live" will leave the air in January 2012. The move will leave "General Hospital" as the network's only remaining daytime drama.