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‘OLTL’ November Casting Notes

Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 2:30 AM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The latest "One Life to Live" comings and goings. Austin Williams is back on Wednesday, November 24th when Shane begins to bond with his new Granny Echo. But don't expect Rex's mum to be quite so friendly to Gigi, however. Rumor has it that Christmas holiday will mean a few more appearances for Todd's sons Jack (Carmen LoPorto) and Sam (Jacob & Luke Clodfelter). Terri Colombino's new "OLTL" character Aubrey now has a last name…

The ‘King’ of Daytime Joins ‘One Life’

Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 12:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" alum Ted King has been cast in a new role by "One Life to Live." According to Entertainment Weekly King, best known for his portrayal of Lorenzo Alcazar (as well as his twin brother Luis) on "GH" from 2002-2007, is currently working with producers at the ABC sudser to develop his character, which is also named Luis.    King tells the media outlet "We’re creating this together.  It was an opportunity I couldn’t…

Reality TV Socialite Kourtney Kardashian Stops By Llanview

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 10:11 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Erik Kabik (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In what may be the biggest ABC Daytime move since "General Hospital" lured film star James Franco to Port Charles, E! Online is reporting that famous socialite Kourtney Kardashian will soon be making her acting debut on "One Life to Live." Kardashian is best known for her role in the E! reality series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" and its spin-off "Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami." Although it is unclear exactly what…

Aiden Turner in Running for ‘Spartacus’ Role

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 6:07 PM ET by Errol Lewis Aiden Turner Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Two months after it was announced that Andy Whitfield was unable to return to work on a new season of "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" after he learned that his cancer had returned, Deadline.com is reporting that Starz Entertainment has narrowed their search for a replacement down to three actors - one of whom includes "All My Children" alum Aiden…

Have You Heard the ‘Gossip?’ Tika Sumpter’s Got ‘Game’

Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 3:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Dpnna Svennevik/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The former "One Life to Live" starlet lands recurring roles on two primetime series. Sumpter, who recently went to recurring status with "OLTL" when her contract expired in July, has joined the cast of The CW's "Gossip Girl" and the recently resurrected BET series "The Game." On "Gossip Girl," the actress will play a newcomer named Raina, who is said to be "smart and savvy." Look for her to first air early next year.…

‘One Life’ Sets Date for Widescreen Conversion

Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 2:30 AM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- ABC announces the date when "One Life to Live" fans can expect to begin seeing episodes of the soap broadcast in 16x9 standard-definition widescreen format. In an update to a story we first brought you in September, the Alphabet network is planning to take the inital stages of upgrading the only regularly scheduled program on their daytime line to high-definition by year's end.  That will come in the form of tapiing and broadcasting…

Veteran Actress Re-Ups with ‘OLTL’

Friday, November 5, 2010 at 10:30 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Four years after contract negotiations between Hillary B. Smtih and "One Life to Live" nearly resulted in her departure from the show, the actress and the ABC sudser discreetly come to terms on a new deal to keep her in Llanview. In early 2006, ABC shocked both fans and Smith herself when they offered her a new one-year contract just when it all soap seemed lost for the long-time vet and her comatose character Nora…

Rebecca Budig Is ‘Skating with the Stars’

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 10:15 PM ET by Angela Rosa Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) – "All My Children" star lands a spot on "Dancing with the Stars" spin-off. The cast of ABC's "Skating with the Stars" was announced during the Tuesday (November 2) night results show of ABC's hit competition series "Dancing with the Stars." "All My Children" star Rebecca Budig will be one of the six stars skating with professional skaters in the debuting competition series. The 37-year old actress began her daytime…

Newborns and Splits for Past & Present ‘AMC’ Stars

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 10:00 PM ET by Angela Rosa Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Four stars with a history on "All My Children" reveal life-changing news. Vincent Irizarry, who turns a handsome 51 this November, has announced that he and his wife of thirteen years, Avalon House, are in the process of getting a divorce. The actor whose career on daytime spans nearly three decades recently confessed to ABC Soaps In Depth that he and his wife have been separated for the better part of this year.…

‘Desperate’ Actor Returns to His Former ‘Life’

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 2:45 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Tuc Watkins returns to "One Life to Live" for yet another stint as David Vickers Buchanan. ABC Soaps in Depth reports that Watkins, who was recently upgraded to contract status with the prime-time drama "Desperate Housewives," recently returned to the "One Life" set to begin taping scenes for upcoming episodes.  In addition to "OLTL," where he has appeared on and off since 1994, and his role as Bob Hunter on…

Former ‘GH’ Star Lands Role on ‘AMC’

Friday, October 29, 2010 at 4:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Eddie Matos pays a spiritual visit to the town of Pine Valley. Soap journalist Michael Fairman is reporting that Eddie Matos has joined the cast of "All My Children" in the recurring role of Ricky Torres, a minister. Matos has appeared on CBS's "The Bold and the Beautiful" in the role of Charlie Espinada, ABC's "Port Charles" in the contract role of Ricky Garza, and "General Hospital" in the recurring role of Professor Pete Marquez.…

‘AMC’ Announces Allen’s Replacement

Friday, October 29, 2010 at 4:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa Photo: Steven Bergman (SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Former "As the World Turns" star joins the cast of "All My Children." More than a month after announcing the firings of Adam Mayfield and Brittany Allen and the subsequent hiring of Daniel Cosgrove as Mayfield's replacement in the role of Scott Chandler, an "All My Children" spokesperson finally announced the name of the actress who will take over the role of Marissa Chandler. Sarah Glendening will begin airing in the…