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Llanview Gossip: June 16 Edition

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 7:45 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The latest casting insights for "One Life to Live." Sabine Singh will pop up again as Wendy the friendly hooker on Thursday, July 1st when the stripper causes problems for Matthew and David after Bo and Nora call to say they are on their way home from the airport. Will Evangeline's arm or torso be making another appearance? Perhaps, since Layla and Cristian hurry off to visit her comatose sister on Friday, July 9th. David Mogentale…

Rosa Blasi Heading to ‘General Hospital’ and Other Casting Notes

Monday, June 14, 2010 at 10:19 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Jean-Paul Aussenard (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- If you thought you heard the last of Lorenzo Alcazar (played by Ted King) and his ties to Port Charles, think again. An ABC spokesman has informed Soap Opera Network that actress Rosa Blasi is heading to "General Hospital" in a Skye Chandler (Robin Christopher) related storyline that brings back some fond memories for fans. Blasi is set to play the recurring role of Fernanda, who is the "money…

Jennifer Gareis Delivers ‘Happy and Healthy’ Baby Boy

Monday, June 14, 2010 at 1:39 AM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Gilles Toucas (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Congratulations goes out to Jennifer Gareis, who portrays Donna Forrester on CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful," as the actress has welcomed her first child into the world. According to Soap Opera Digest, Gareis and husband Bobby said hello to their as-yet-to-be named baby boy on Friday, June 11, 2010 at 7:33 PM PT. The little one weighed in at 9lbs, 8 ounces and is 22 inches long. According to a statement…

Taylor Spreitler’s Last ‘DAYS’ Are Set

Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 11:07 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Jill Johnson/JPI (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Nearly two months after it was announced that Taylor Spreitler would be departing NBC's "Days of our Lives" in the role of Mia McCormick, a last airdate for the actress has been set. According to sources, look for Spreitler to last air on Wednesday, June 23, when Mia shares an emotional goodbye with Sami (Alison Sweeney) and Will (Chandler Massey). The character is expected to head off to New York, as she…

Crystal Hunt’s Real Life Soap Opera

So you are considered one of daytime's most popular stars thanks to roles on "Guiding Light" and "One Life to Live," but what happens when your real life is more of a soap opera than the reel-life you had on one? Crystal Hunt knows what it's really like as the actress got engaged to Dr. Philippe Spiess - a cancer surgeon on Christmas Eve, 2008. So what could possibly have gone wrong? More than you could imagine.

First Batch of Emmy Presenters Announced

Friday, June 11, 2010 at 9:48 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: CBS (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- CBS has announced the first group of presenters for "The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," which includes Emmy Award nominees Rachael Ray ("The Rachael Ray Show"), Zack Conroy ("The Bold and the Beautiful"), Jonathan Jackson ("General Hospital") and from "The Doctors," Dr. Travis Stork, Dr. Drew Ordon, Dr. Jim Sears and Dr. Lisa Masterson. "All My Children's" Rebecca Budig,…

It’s Fan Appreciation Day on ‘SoapCentral Live’

Friday, June 11, 2010 at 3:43 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: SoapCentral.com (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Our friends at SoapCentral.com are opening up the phone lines and taking your calls for what is being dubbed "Fan Appreciation Day" during tonight's broadcast of "SoapCentral Live," hosted by webmaster and owner Dan J. Kroll. Tonight on "SoapCentral Live," Dan has a chat with Beliefnet.com's Hillary Fields, who recently gathered a list of "11 Love Lessons Learned While Watching…

ABC Daytime’s ‘What If…’ Almost Ready to Launch

Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 4:05 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Marina Chavez/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- ABC Daytime and SOAPnet are gearing up for online original web series "What If..." starring some of daytime's biggest and brightest stars. As reported last month, ABC Daytime, in conjunction with soon-to-be-defunct SOAPnet, has put together some of your favorite stars from "All My Children," "General Hospital" and "One Life to Live" in new original online series "What…

11 Love Lessons Learned from Watching Soaps

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 2:43 AM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- If you thought you couldn't learn anything about love while watching daytime soap operas, other than "Who's the Daddy?," Beliefnet.com's Hillary Fields has compiled a list of 11 love lessons learned while watching soaps. "Soap operas are my big guilty pleasure," said Fields in her report. "Yes, the acting is melodramatic and the storylines are sometimes so over the top they make the plot twists on…

Kathy Brier’s ‘Life’ Leads Her to HBO’s ‘Boardwalk’

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 2:30 AM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The former "One Life to Live" starlet makes an appearance on HBO's new series "Boardwalk Empire."  Set in Atlantic City during the Prohibition era of the 1920's, the show is directed by Academy Award winner Martin Scorsese and written by "The Sopranos" Emmy-Award winning scribe Terence Winter.  It is based on the Nelson Johnson book Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City. In the episode,…

ABC Daytime Goes Country

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 1:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Bob D'Amico/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Your favorite ABC soap stars are about to invade Nashville for the "2010 CMA Fest." On Friday and Saturday, June 11th and 12th, cast members from "All My Children," "One Life to Live," and "General Hosptial" will converge on the Music City as part of ABC's Summer Block Party. The actors will sign autographs in Nashville's Walk of Fame Park…