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BREAKING NEWS: Barbara Bloom OUT

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 6:28 PM ET by Xavier Toups Photo: CBS (SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Soap Opera Network can confirm that Barbara Bloom, CBS Sr. VP of Daytime Programming, was fired by the network. The rumour was first reported by Daytime Confidential. Bloom has been involved with daytime television for almost 20 years. In 1992, she joined ABC Daytime as Director of Advertising. A year later, she became a Program Executive at "One Life to Live" and in 1996 she moved up to ABC's West Coast Daytime Programming. In 2000,…

Morgan and Kane Leave ‘AMC’

Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 5:00 PM ET by Angela Rosa Photo: Steve Fenn/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) – "All My Children's" Hubbard clan set to lose a few good women. Debbi Morgan's on-screen personal leave from "All My Children" began last Friday with Dr. Angela "Angie" Hubbard making plans to visit her daughter, Cassandra, in California. On that same day, the Emmy winning took to the radio waves on the Tom Joyner Morning Show to discuss when she would be back at "AMC."  Morgan announced that she's slated to return to tape at…

‘All My Children’ Gets Real

Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 5:00 PM ET by Angela Rosa Photo: Bob D'Amico/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Real Andrews is joining the cast of "All My Children" this February. Real Andrews is heading back to ABC Daytime. Beginning in February, Andrews will be playing Agent Trumbull on ABC's "All My Children." The actor revealed to We Love Soaps TV that he started taping this past week and that his character will be interacting with Jake (Ricky Paull Goldin) and Amanda (Chrishell Stause). Andrews is slated to appear in at least…

42nd Annual NAACP Image Award Nominees Announced

Photo: CBS Daytime leads the way with 6 NAACP Image Award nominations, compared with only 3 for ABC. Sunday, January 16, 2011 5:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- ABC and CBS serials compete for top honors at the 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards. The NAACP Image Awards were established in 1967 to recognize the outstanding achievements of specifically African-American's in all aspects of the entertainment industry from literature to recordings to film. The NAACP will officially reward these talented actors,…

Fillion Brings ‘Castle’ and ‘One Life’ Together

Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 3:15 AM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: FOX (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Unlike most former daytime actors, Nathan Fillion is embracing his daytime roots, which is good news for fans of ABC daytime and primetime. At least twice in recent weeks, the long-running ABC daytime sudser has paid homage to its former star, who played Joey Buchanan from 1994-97 (and again briefly in 2007), by alluding to his hit primetime show "Castle" in different lines of dialouge. In December, it was abusive father Eddie Ford…

Ted King Stops by ‘The View’

Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 1:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The veteran soap star talks with the ladies of the daytime gabfest about his upcoming role on "One Life to Live." On Wednesday, January 19 (just two days before making his "OLTL" debut), Ted King is scheduled to talk about his new character Tomas, and give fans a sneak peek into his upcoming Llanview storyline. King began his daytime career as Danny Roberts on "Loving" from 1995-97. From there he appeared on "General Hospital" as Luis…

ABC Daytime Celebrates Men, Weddings … and Roger Howarth?

Friday, January 14, 2011 at 5:00 PM ET by Angela Rosa Photo: TeleNext Media (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- ABC Daytime continues to reduce their annual daytime output with special encore presentations. Last summer, word went out that ABC Daytime was looking to cut costs by reducing their output by about 10% a year. The plan was to do this by cutting up to twenty episodes from each daytime soap and replace them with re-airings. Although the Writer's Guild of America opposed the change, ABC Daytime has been filling…

Walker Brings Alex Back to ‘Life’

Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 6:35 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: IMDb (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Tonya Walker returns to "One Life to Live" as fan favorite Alex Olanov. The actress, who has played the lovable villainess off and on since 1990 is making her way back to Llanview. Walker announced this evening on her Facebook page that "Yes it is true! I have been asked back to 'One Life to Live' for One Day or One Week! Who knows? Who Cares?! I am just thrilled and grateful. But now I have to get ready to go back in front of the…

‘One Life to Live’ Casting Odds & Ends

Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 4:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- More casting updates for "One Life to Live." In the aftermath of Cristian (David Fumero) and Layla's break-up when Tika Sumper briefly returns later this month, Cristian receives some much needed comfort in the arms of a very familiar face before leaving Paris. On Tuesday, January 25, look for him to be consoled by his cousin (and Fumero's real-life wife) Adriana Cramer (Melissa Fumero). Looks like payback really is…

Llanview Goes All ‘Access’ with Wendy Williams

Monday, January 10, 2011 at 8:35 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: FOX (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The flamboyant talk show host stops by "One Life to Live" to interview the the most powerful family in Llanview. Hot on the heels of news that socialite Kourtney Kardashian would be guest starring on "OLTL" this spring as hotshot lawyer Kassanda Kavanagh, comes word that the flamboyant author and TV talk show host Wendy Williams will also be stopping by Llanview in the coming months. According to several sources, Williams (who has…

Llanview Casting Gossip: January 8 Edition

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 2:12 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" comings and goings for the month of January and beyond. With Cristian's relationship with Layla (Tika Sumpter) already on shaky ground since he saw her picture in a magazine on the arm of her boss Steffan, don't expect the couple to have a happy reunion when Sumpter makes her second appearance since going on recurring status nearly six months ago. On Friday, January 21 and Monday, January 24, the…

ABC Daytime and TV Land Cross-Over Event

Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 3:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) – "All My Children" and "Hot in Cleveland" stars will cross this February. "All My Children" legends Susan Lucci, Michael E. Knight and Darnell Williams will guest-star on TV Land's original hit sitcom "Hot in Cleveland" which stars sitcom veterans Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and icon Betty White. The actors will air in a two-part arc of the series - scheduled to air on February 16 and 23 - involving…