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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…

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…

Former ‘DAYS’ Star Joins ‘OLTL’

Photo: NBC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Best known for his roles on "Days our Our Lives" and "As the World Turns," controversial daytime heartthrob Austin Peck lands a role on "One Life to Live." Soap Opera Digest is reporting that the soap vet, who was abruptly fired from "ATWT" in 2009 amid rumors he was having an affair with a co-star, has joined the cast of "OLTL" is an undisclosed role. Scheduled to begin taping scenes on Monday, January 31, Peck tells SOD that "In a…

Ilene Kristen Goes ‘Gay’ for Off-Broadway Return

Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- By day Ilene Kristen plays Llanview's lovable eccentric, alcoholic hair dresser Roxy Balsom. And by night she returns to her theater roots -- this time in the off-Broadway production of "My Big Gay Italian Wedding." Beginning Thursday, February 3, and running for a limited engagement through Saturday, March 12, Kristen will play the role of Aunt Toniann (which is currently portrayed by Carla Marie Mercun) in the production at St. Luke's Theatre in New…

Erika Slezak Celebrates 40 Years of ‘Life’

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 6:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- She may not have been the first actress to step into the character of Victoria Lord on ABC's "One Life to Live," but on March 17 Erika Slezak will mark four decades in the role of the daytime drama's sole remaining original character. And, with the milestone anniversary less than two months away, fans have the opportunity to send the actress their congratulations and share their favorite Viki moments from the past…

‘One Life to Live’s’ ‘The Sound of a Kiss’

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 4:30 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Cast members from the long-running ABC soap record a new Valentine's Day album for iTunes. While details on the new album are scarce, David A. Gregory (Ford) announced on January 18 on his Facebook page that he had "recorded a song for 'OLTL's' Valentine's Day Album with Ms. Underwood (soon to be on iTunes!) Good times. Its not a musical but the album is called 'The Sound of a Kiss' released next month..." Gregory's recently fired…

SOAPnet Celebrates Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 4:30 PM ET by Angela Rosa Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) – SOAPnet celebrates Valentine's Day by revisiting old vows from ABC Daytime. ABC Daytime has taken to heart the most romantic day of the year with their Valentine Day's weekend. On Sunday, February 13, in a block entitled the "Valentine Vows Marathon", SOAPnet will air repeats of "All My Children", "One Life to Live" and "General Hospital" from 3PM to 7PM ET. In addition to that, ABC will air a classic wedding episode from each soap -…

Wendy Williams Extends Her ‘Life’

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 12:30 AM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: FOX (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "How you doin' Llanview?" The energetic talk show host got quite a surprise during the January 24 episode of her self-titled talk show, when she found that that "One Life to Live" wanted her to tape additional scenes on the long-running ABC Daytime soap. The added scenes will extend Williams' guest stint on "OLTL" from two episodes to five. While it is unclear when she will head back to the studio, her original scenes were taped on…

‘One Life’ Casting: What ‘DID’ They Do Now?

Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 5:30 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- February brings an altered state of reality for one Llanview resident who can never seem to handle her screwed up life. Jessica (Bree Williamson) and Natalie (Melissa Archer) may be headed for the altar in the coming weeks but, in typical soap opera fashion, don't look the nuptials to go off without a hitch. Fans can expect lots of drama, suspense, and heartache. However, while most of those involved are able to cope…

ABC to Preview Soaps Online

Monday, January 24, 2011 at 4:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- With February sweeps just around the corner, ABC promises to give soap fans a special glimpse into upcoming episodes. According to a press release, "Viewers of ABC's three daytime dramas 'All My Children,' 'One Life to Live,' and 'General Hospital' will get their first-ever opportunity to watch a sneak peek clip of their shows on the award-winning website abc.com each weeknight starting at 7:00 p.m., ET before it airs on the network."…

Front Burner Actress Quits ‘AMC’ (Updated)

Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) – "All My Children" loses one if its most popular stars. UPDATE: On January 25, Egan once again took to her message board and Facebook to personally contradict reports that she ceased taping on January 11. She reports that her last air-date is March 21. Late on Thursday evening, Melissa Claire Egan announced on her Official Message Board and on her Facebook page that she has made the decision to leave "All My Children" after four and a half years of playing Annie Novak…

‘One Life’ Actress Fired

Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 2:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Brittany Underwood (Langston Wilde) has been released from her contract by "One Life to Live." ABC Soaps in Depth is reporting that Underwood, who has been a part of the "OLTL" cast since 2006, is leaving because her departure is "storyline dictated," according to an ABC spokesperson. No word on a final airdate for the actress, however, she tweeted earlier this week that she had just filmed scenes for "One Life's"…