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Susan Lucci Lands Book Deal

Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 12:00 PM ET by Angela Rosa Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Life imitates art as the actress who plays author Erica Kane on "All My Children" goes to publication. It Books, an imprint of the prestigious publisher HarperCollins, reported yesterday that daytime's biggest star Susan Lucci (Erica Kane, "All My Children") will be penning a memoir to be released in 2011. The currently untitled book will cover the Emmy-winners career including her 40 years as the star of "AMC," her…

‘OLTL’ Gives Bumpers New ‘Life’

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 4:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- If you have noticed some new, character-driven bumpers at the mid-point of each "One Life to Live" episode recently, you're not alone.  And, although only a handful of the show's contract cast members have been featured in them thus far, Executive Producer Frank Valentini promises that "We're going to do one for everybody.  We just have to fit making them within the schedule.  We have a couple of other bumpers that are coming up." The…

Minshew Returns to ‘AMC;’ Kaye Set to Follow

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 1:30 AM ET by Angela Rosa Photo: Lou Rocco/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Popular duo returns to Pine Valley this August. Kendall Hart returns to "All My Children" full-time beginning on Monday, August 9. Alicia Minshew, who debuted in the role of Erica Kane's (Susan Lucci) first born on January 2002, has been on maternity leave since last November after giving birth to daughter, Willow Lenora. The popular actress has relocated with her family, including Manhattan based restaurateur and husband …

Llanview Casting Gossip: July 27 Edition

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 1:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The latest comings and goings for "One Life to Live." Sabine Singh fans will be happy to learn that she will be making another appearance on "OLTL" as Wendy the Happy Hooker on Wednesday, August 6th, when she is called upon by David. Look for the two "friends with benefits" to go out on a double-date with Dorian and her faux beau Clint. It appears that Janet Hubert's latest stint as Lisa Williamson will come to an end…

Original ‘AMC’ Cast Member Passes Away

Monday, July 26, 2010 at 12:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Television and stage actor Larry Keith passes away at the age of 79. In 1970, along side such daytime greats as Susan Lucci and Ray MacDonnell, Larry Keith (born Lawrence Jay Korn) debuted as an original cast member of what would become one of daytime's most popular daytime serials, "All My Children." Keith, born in Brooklyn on March 4, 1931, passed away at the age of 79. According to Keith's daughter, Lisa Korn, the talented actor lost…

‘AMC’ Recasts Ryan Lavery’s Date Bait

Monday, July 26, 2010 at 12:05 AM ET by Angela Rosa Photo: IMDb (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Emma Lavery gets a new face. Star-kidz.net is reporting that Emily Alyn Lind is out as "All My Children's" Emma Lavery. Replacing the young actress will be Danielle Parker. Parker will be the third Emma to air on the ABC soap opera this year. Lind first aired on "AMC" in February. Fans of the young actress need not fret, the soap kids site hints that the situation was mutually beneficial. Star-kidz.net will keep fans updated on Lind's…

Billy Warlock’s ‘World’ Brings Him to Llanview

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 2:10 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: NBC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The soap veteran joins the cast of "One Life to Live" in the recasted role of Ross Rayburn.  According to Soap Opera Digest, Warlock, whose most recent soap stint was as Anthony Blackthorn on "As the World Turns," began taping his scenes at the "OLTL" studios yesterday, July 19th.  This was after "One Life" learned that Michael Lowry, who portrayed Ross off and on for the past year, was unavailable to reprise the role due to scheduling…

Mauzy Sings on Tonight’s ‘Drop Dead Diva’

Sunday, July 18, 2010 at 8:05 PM ET "The Bold and the Beautiful's" Mackenzie Mauzy appears in tonight's episode of Lifetime's "Drop Dead Diva" along-side Candice Accola as sisters who are accused of killing the manager of their pop group "Confetti." Soap Opera Network has a look at the duo singing their song "Begin Again" in a music video inspired by the episode with the same name, which is the sixth to air in "Diva's" second season.…

Tika Sumpter Bumped to Recurring Status with ‘OLTL’

Sunday, July 17, 2010 at 2:10 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In a message to her fans on her Facebook page, the actress reveals that she has asked to be taken off contract with "One Life to Live" because she "decided this because it's just time to move on...and time to try other things." The news may seem like déjà vu, given that there were rumors to that effect earlier this year that were quickly denied by the Sumpter.  However, this time around the news came straight from the …

‘American Idol’s’ Jason Castro’s Debut on ‘B&B’ Now Set

Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 1:18 AM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Arlene Richie (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Jason Castro is set to appear on CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" at the end of this month when he shares scenes with "B&B" actors Sarah Joy Brown (Agnes Jones), Zack Conroy (Oliver Jones) and Kimberly Matula (Hope Logan). The "American Idol" contestant will play himself when he makes his soap debut on the Thursday, July 29 episode of "B&B." Look for the singer to perform…

‘Family Matters’ Star Set to Appear on ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’

Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 12:20 AM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Wireimage (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- For nine seasons, actor Reginald velJohnson portrayed the popular role of Carl Otis Winslow on the ABC/CBS comedy series "Family Matters." Now he's set to appear on CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" later this month in scenes with actress Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy Forrester) and "B&B" newcomer Scott Clifton (Liam Cooper). velJohnson is will be playing the role of Ed and his…

SOAPnet.com Presents the 25 Days of Brenda

Friday, July 16, 2010 at 11:53 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Craig Sjodin/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- If you thought you couldn't get enough of Brenda Barrett and her portrayers return to ABC's "General Hospital" next month, SOAPnet.com has more Brenda, Brenda, Brenda for those of you who just can't get enough. Beginning Saturday, July 17, SOAPnet.com will begin counting down to Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo's return to the soap with "classic and key moments" in Brenda's history each…