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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…

‘One Life’ Places Another Ford Brother on Contract

Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 12:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: IMDb (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" places a recurring character on the contract for the second time in less than a week.  Only days after the soap upgraded Sean Ringgold (Shaun Evans) to a full-fledged cast member, Lenny Platt, who plays the middle Ford brother Nate Salinger, has been promoted as well.   The actor tells ABC Soaps in Depth that "I was brought on for the musical episodes. When I found out that I was going to be kept on and this…

Brandon Buddy and Jason Tam Last Airdates Set

Monday, October 25, 2010 at 1:53 PM ET by Errol Lewis and Scotty Gore Brandon Buddy and Jason Tam Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As previously reported, Brandon Buddy is leaving ABC's "One Life to Live" and has already finished taping according to setside sources. Now Soap Opera Network has learned when you can last expect to see the actor in Llanview along with on-screen best friend Jason Tam, who plays Markko Rivera. After his fate is decided by a judge on the Wednesday, November 10…

Sean Ringgold Signs Contract with ‘One Life to Live’

Friday, October 22, 2010 at 5:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Just as one member of the Evans clan is fired, another is placed on contract.  Only weeks after "One Life to Live" announced the firing of Terrell Tilford (Greg Evans), his onscreen brother Sean Ringgold (Shaun Evans) is bumped up from recurring status with the sudser. By signing Ringgold, who has portaryed the tough, but sensitive bodyguard since 2007, to a contract, "One Life" appears to be committed to the…

Daytime’s Youngest Stars Find ‘Glee’

Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 9:00 PM ET by Angela Rosa Photo: IMDb (SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Two of daytime's smallest stars land on FOX's number one scripted series. "Days of Our Lives" star Lauren Boles and "All My Children" star Jake Vauhan have been casted as the mini-versions of Rachel (Lea Michele) and Finn (Cory Monteith), respectively, on the November 16, 2010 episode of FOX's hit prime-time series "Glee." This particular episode of the musical comedy-drama will feature kindergarten versions of the entire canvas of…

Two ‘All My Children’ Stars Land Prime Roles

Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 9:00 PM ET by Angela Rosa Photo: NBC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Some of your favorite daytime actors make their way to some of your favorite primetime dramas this November. Melissa Claire Egan, who has starred on ABC's "All My Children" as Annie Chandler since July 2006, and Robert Newman, who starred on CBS's "Guiding Light" as Josh Newman for the better part of almost three decades, will guest star on the November 3 episode of CBS's "Criminal Minds." "Criminal Minds" is a police procedural…

Colombino’s ‘World’ Brings Her to Llanview

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 1:30 AM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: CBS (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" will welcome yet another new cast member this fall when former "As the World Turns" star Terri Colombino (ex-Katie Peterri) turns up in the fictional Pennsylvania suburb. Colombino has been cast in the contract role of Aubrey, who is described as "a beautiful, sexy Caucasian woman in her mid 20s-30s, whose proper breeding masks her free-spirited nature," who shares a connection with the Buchanan clan. She is…