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‘One Life to Live’ April Casting Notes

Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC Thursday, March 30, 2010 11:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The spring season brings several new characters to Llanview. Just when you thought the "OLTL" canvas wasn't crowded enough, several new and familiar faces will share some screentime during the month of April. Erika Slezak will bring Viki Banks back to Llanview in the coming weeks. On Friday, April 16th, she arrives at the Palace restaurant, only to misinterpret what she sees between Charlie and Dorian. Carmen LoPorto…

‘OLTL’ to Present ‘Starr X’d Lovers’

Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC Tuesday, March 30, 2010 1:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Soap Opera Network can now confirm when "One Life to Live's" next high school musical will debut.  For weeks "One Life" fans have known that the soap was planning to remind viewers of the turbulent romance of teen lovers Starr Manning (Kristen Alderson) and Cole Thornhart (Brandon Buddy) sometime this spring.  Langston Wilde (Brittany Underwood) wrote the script, and auditions are currently being held.  And now the show…

‘AMC’ April 2010 Casting Notes

Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC Monday, March 29, 2010 9:28 PM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" ushers in a month of change. Victor Alfieri makes his "All My Children" debut on Monday, April 5. Alfieri will play Ciro a fashion photographer who interacts with the ladies of Fusion. The role is recurring. This is Alfieri's fourth daytime role; he previously played Franco on "Days of Our Lives," Gianni on "Passions" and Giovanni on "The Bold and the Beautiful." Alicia Minshew returns to "AMC" on Friday,…

Lifehouse Returns to ‘One Life’

Photo: Lifehousemusic.com Monday, March 29, 2010 7:30 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The pop music group is set to rock Llanview for the second time in four years. In keeping with tradition, "One Life to Live" has signed yet another big name musical group to perform on the show.  On Tuesday, April 13th, Lifehouse will put on a concert for Llanview at Rex Balsom's nightclub UltraViolet.  This will be the next appearance for the group on "OLTL."   In 2006, they took to the stage to perform a special  …

‘One Life’ Late March Casting Updates

Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC Thursday, March 25, 2010 12:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The latest comings and goings for "One Life to Live." Will she or won't she? There has been much speculation recently regarding Florencia Lozano's future with the show. The actress, who portrays legal ace Téa Delgado, returned to Llanview in late 2008, after an eight-year hiatus. However, last week rumors began to spread like wildfire that she was being let go from "OLTL." Some reports were claiming that battle lines…

Luck of the Irish Not With ‘OLTL’

Photo: Heidi Gutman/ABC Wednesday, March 24, 2010 4:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Two recent episodes of "One Life to Live" spark outrage from a particular ethnic group. The ABC sudser has been no stranger to controversy in recent weeks. Gay and lesbian groups have protested the ouster of the show's only same-sex on-screen couple ('Kish'), and African-Americans have voiced their concerns over the purging of certain black cast members. Now some Irish-Americans are upset over how the show handled the St.…

Lavoisier Gets ‘Made Over’ on ‘The View’

Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC Wednesday, March 17, 2010 9:30 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live's" John-Paul Lavoisier stops by the ABC Daytime chatfest to get a pajama make-over.  On Thursday morning, March 18th, "One Life" fans will want to watch "The View," as co-hosts Sherri Shepherd and Elisabeth Hasselbeck will work their magic on the "OLTL" vet.  The 30-year-old Lavoisier has played Rex Balsom on "One Life to Live" since 2002.  He has also appeared on "All My Children," "Saturday Night…

Italian Stud Joins The Cast of ‘AMC’

Photo: Glenn Harris/PR Photos Wednesday, March 17, 2010 4:30 PM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Victor Alfieri makes his ABC Daytime debut. Italian model and actor Victor Alfieri is joining the cast of "All My Children" in the recurring role of fashion photographer Ciro. Look for the character to tangle with the ladies of Fusion. Will Ciro just be the company's hot new photographer or could he prove to be a more sinister force? Stay tuned to Soap Opera Network PreVUE's. This is Alfieri's fourth foray into…

Llanview Casting Gossip: March 16 Edition

Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC Tuesday, March 16, 2010 9:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A soap vet's first airdate is announced, upcoming appearances for a certain young actress are given, three new casting calls are released, and new details into a previous audition script are revealed, all this and more in this edition of Llanview Gossip. "Another World" alum Alice Barrett makes her return to Llanview on Tuesday, March 30th, this time as Dr. Townshend, when she informs Marty that her pregnancy is very…

‘AMC’ Makes Plans For a Special Tribute

Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC Sunday, March 14, 2010 7:30 PM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" pays tribute to one of its most memorable characters. The sad news of James Mitchell's passing came out on the night of January 22. In the weeks that followed, "All My Children" and other sources have begun to leak details of the tribute they're planning for the popular character Mitchell played on the soap from 1979 to 2010, Palmer Cortlandt. Over the past several weeks, The Official Taylor Miller…

‘AMC’ Dominates at the NAACP Image Awards

Photo: Steve Fenn/ABC Sunday, March 14, 2010 7:30 PM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" actors prove to have the golden touch at the 41st Annual NAACP Image Awards. Debbi Morgan, who plays Dr. Angela Hubbard on "All My Children," and Cornelius Smith, Jr., who plays Morgan's on-screen son Dr. Franklin Hubbard, scored victories at the 41st Annual NAACP Image Awards on the evening February 26. This was Morgan's sixth NAACP Image Award Nomination since 1996 in categories that range from Outstanding…

‘One Life to Live’ Wins GLAAD Award

Photo: ABC Sunday, March 14, 2010 3:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In an ironic twist, the ABC soap is named "Best Daily Drama" by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation organization the same week the show fired the actors who portray Llanview's only on-screen same-sex couple.  On Wednesday news broke that Brett Claywell and Scott Evans were being let go by "One Life to Live" and that their characters Kyle Lewis and Oliver Fish (known affectionally as 'Kish'), were being written off the…