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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…

James Franco Interview With ‘Good Morning America’ airs Saturday

Friday, July 16, 2010 at 11:05 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Ron Tom/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- James Franco, who is currently starring on ABC's "General Hospital," is scheduled to appear on ABC's "Good Morning America" Saturday Edition on Saturday, July 17, in which he talks with co-anchor Bianna Golodryga during a sit down interview that took place last month during the soaps filming at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA. In the interview, the actor discusses what…

Erica Kane is Online and Blogging

Friday, July 16, 2010 at 10:44 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Erica Kane is heading around the world with husband-to-be number 11 Jackson Montgomery and she's blogging her adventures on her new website, IAmErica.com, and is keeping in touch with follower's on her Twitter page as well. This marks the first time that a fictional character, played by legendary actress Susan Lucci, has embarked on a world-wind travel expedition while allowing her fans in on all her experiences outside of…

Advertisers Mourn Alongside Soap Fans

As the daytime drama continues its climb up the endangered species list, frustrated soap fans aren't the only ones starting to panic. A recent report by TheWrap states that advertisers are beginning to grow concerned as well, preferring soap operas to the talk and game shows that are replacing them.

‘One Life to Live’ Celebrates 42 Years

Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 3:30 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" celebrates 42 years of delivering drama, passion, and romance to millions of viewers.Editors Note: I first wrote the following article in celebration of "One Life to Live's" 39th anniversary in 2007. I am re-posting it again this year, in honor of the show's 42nd anniversary. Only slight revisions to the original article have been made, mainly in the last paragraph, to reflect events during which occurred during the…

John Brotherton Prepares to ‘Drop Dead’ for Lifetime

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 11:30 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live's" former Jared Banks is set to make an appearance in an upcoming episode of the cable television series "Drop Dead Diva." From 2007-2009 (and again briefly earlier this year) Brotherton spent his days in Llanview where his character was busy romancing Natalie Buchanan (Melissa Archer). But now the actor is testing the primetime waters, where has hooked another short-term gig. After appearing as Leo…

‘OLTL’ Scribe Starts Blog

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 10:35 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Breakdown Writer Shelly Altman takes you inside the mind of a soap scribe as the current blogger for The Writers' Guild of America, East's (WGAE) new member-written blog "Write On."  According to Soap Opera Digest, "the blog will be written by members, sharing their experiences about writing and their careers." In her latest entry, Altman discusses how it's all in the name when it comes to creating a new soap…