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Stephen Colbert Talks ‘General Hospital’

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 11:07 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The Comedy Central funnyman takes a jab at a recent "General Hospital" plot twist.  On Tuesday's (July 6th) episode of "The Colbert Report," the comedian discusses how a recent sick day helped him get caught up on the latest "GH" storylines, including Sonny shooting his own son Dante.  Check out the clip below. The Colbert Report Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Latest Soap Opera News www.colbertnation.com…

ABC’s ‘What if…’ Ready for Launch

Photo: ABC Wednesday, July 7, 2010 10:30 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- ABC Daytime prepares to debut the much anticipated series of cross-over webisodes featuring the stars of "All My Children," "One Life to Live," and "General Hospital."   As we first reported in May, the series of 10 four-minute oline episodes will feature cast members from each of the network's three daytime dramas ineracting with one another in various situations, and will be directed by "One Life to Live" Executive Producer Frank…

Melissa Archer Gets ‘Exposed’ on ‘Emmy’ Night

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at 12:45 AM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The "One Life to Live" starlet turned more than a few heads when she stepped onto the red carpet at this year's Daytime Emmy Awards telecast, most of which were likely looking at something other than her pretty face.  It's no secret that Archer, who has portrayed Natalie Buchanan on "OLTL" since 2001, has always been rather well endowed.  However, the slinky, low-cut black cocktail dress she wore to the June 27th awards…

Llanview Casting Gossip: July 5 Edition

Monday, July 5, 2010 at 3:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: JanetHubert.com (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The latest July comings and goings for "One Life to Live." Llanview is about to get a little fresher when former "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Janet Hubert returns to "One Life to Live" as Layla and Evangeline's mother Lisa Williamson, beginning Friday, July 9th. However, unlike her last visit, expect the actress to be sticking around for a little while. Hubert played Will Smith's aunt Vivian Banks on the popular NBC sitcom…

Two Major ‘AMC’ Stars Out!

Saturday, July 3, 2010 at 3:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Two "All My Children" stars sign-out for the summer. Susan Lucci, who plays "All My Children's" signature character Erica Kane, and Walt Willey, who plays Ms. Kane's favorite lawyer and male companion Jackson Montgomery, are scheduled to take a temporary break from the ABC soap this summer. Like several of her male counterparts on daytime, Lucci regularly enjoys a healthy summer vacation. ABC extended that vacation a bit …

‘AMC’ Beefs Up Their Teen Scene

Saturday, July 3, 2010 at 3:00 AM ET by Angela Rosa Photo: Sutherland Models (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Will Tad Martin's (Michael E. Knight) bad-boy son stand a chance with Adam Chandler's (David Canary) princess after this hunk steps foot in Pine Valley? Trent Garrett has been selected to play the contract role of Asher Pike on ABC's "All My Children." Look for the mysterious Asher to come into the scene on the heels of Colby Chandler (Natalie Hall) learning some rather interesting information about her current bad-boy…

Adrienne Barbeau of ‘Maude’ Brings Brenda Back to Port Charles

Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 11:15 AM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Brian Lowe/JPI (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" has recruited actress Adrienne Barbeau, best known for her role as Carol Traynor on "Maude" in the 1970's, for a very important role involving the return of Brenda Barrett (Vanessa Marcil) to the ABC Daytime drama series according to TV Guide's Michael Logan. Barbeau will be portraying the role of Suzanne Stanwyck who runs a charity agency for children in Italy, which is…

David Fumero Re-Ups with ‘One Life to Live’

Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 1:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Following a series of contract negotations, David Fumero agrees to keep Cristian Vega in Llanview for the foreseeable future. After hearing last week that the talks "could go either way," a source close to the actor tells ABC Soaps in Depth that he has signed a new contract with the soap, although the length of which has not been announced.  A spokesperson for "OLTL" later confirmed the report. Fumero took over the role…

ABC Daytime Celebrates 4th with Repeats

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 2:15 AM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As America celebrates its independence next month with cookouts, fireworks, and family vacations, ABC Daytime isn't letting the fact that the 4th of July falls on a Sunday this year keeping them from airing encore episodes of your favorite daytime dramas.  On Monday, July 5th, instead of showing first-run episodes of your favorite ABC Daytime dramas "All My Children," "General Hospital" or "One Life to Live," the network has opted to…

‘General Hospital’ Filming in Front of Live Audience Members at Museum for Upcoming Episode

Monday, June 21, 2010 at 4:25 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: JPI Studios (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- James Franco takes "General Hospital" and its fans on the ride of their life as the actor in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) have come together in presenting James Franco the actor and artist. In an episode of "General Hospital" being filmed this week, the actor will put his artwork entitled "SOAP at MOCA: James Franco on General Hospital" on display for a select…

Vanessa Marcil and More Added to Daytime Emmy Presenter List

Monday, June 21, 2010 at 4:02 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: NBC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" is right around the corner and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with producers Associated Television International (ATI) have added more names to the list of presenters during the Sunday, June 27 telecast on CBS. "General Hospital's" Vanessa Marcil will join Daytime Emmy Award nominees…