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Popular ‘AMC’ Couple Set to Return

Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC Wednesday, February 17, 2010 7:12 PM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Thorsten Kaye and Alicia Minshew bring Mr. and Mrs. Slater back to "All My Children" for a short stint in April. Soap Opera Digest is reporting that Thorsten Kaye and Alicia Minshew will both be making a short-term return to "All My Children" this April. Minshew, who has played Kendall Hart Slater since 2002, will first air on Friday, April 9. Kaye, who played Zach Slater from spring 2004 until earlier this year, will…

Departing ‘AMC’ Actor Promises to Check Back In

Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC Wednesday, February 17, 2010 4:13 PM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" star officially announces his retirement. Confirming what numerous internet publications, including Soap Opera Network, have been reporting for some time, ABC Daytime has announced through SOAPnet that David Canary, 71, is retiring from "All My Children" this March after giving audiences twenty-seven years of wonderful performances as Adam and Stuart Chandler. The talented actor had these parting…

Sean Kanan Addresses Departure Rumors from ‘The Young and the Restless’

Tuesday, February 17, 2010 11:33 AM ET | By Errol Lewis Photo: CBS (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Sean Kanan has taken to his Twitter page to address rumors of his departure from CBS' "The Young and the Restless." On Friday, July 10, 2009, Sean Kanan's "Deacon Sharpe" landed in Genoa City and "The Young and the Restless," after being MIA from Beverly Hills and "The Bold and the Beautiful" for some time. His character got back into action with his favorite femme fatale Amber Moore (Adrienne Frantz), who is currently involved with…

Duplaix Exits ‘One Life to Live’

Photo: NBC Tuesday, February 16, 2010 10:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- It now appears the Dapnee Duplaix's exit from "One Life to Live" is already a done deal. In an update to a story SON first brought you yesterday, ABC Soaps in Depth is confirming that the actress has indeed been released from her contract by the soap.  And Duplaix herself posted the following message Tuesday on her Twitter page: "packing up and headed to Hollywood!!!!!!!!!! Woohoooooo"  A "OLTL" spokesperson had no comment, and no…

DePaiva Sings Familiar Tune

Photo: ABC Tuesday, February 16, 2010 12:30 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Was it just a nod to history or a hint of things to come? Monday's (February 15th) episode of "One Life to Live" opened with Llanview's songstress Blair Cramer (Kassie DePaiva) singing what many fans consider the most popular of the soap's seven different opening sequences from its more than four decade history. The song, originally performed by Paebo Bryson, was used as as part of "One Life's" 'Tour of Llanview' opening and closing…

Duplaix Shows Her ‘McNugget Love’

Photo: NBC Monday, February 15, 2010 11:40 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) --  "One Life to Live's" Daphnee Duplaix appears in a new McDonald's commercial promoting Chicken McNuggets.  This is Duplaix's second promo for the fast food giant in as many years, in which she portrays a girlfriend who refuses to share her Chicken McNuggets with her boyfriend.    McDonald's "McNugget Love" promo from late 2008: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oMGP_R4mlQ&hl=en_US&fs=1&] And the recently released sequel…

In or Out? Duplaix at ‘One Life’

Photo: NBC Monday, February 15, 2010 10:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Are Daphnee Duplaix's days in Llanview numbered? Daytime Confidential is reporting that a a source close to the actress, who portrays Rachel Gannon, claims that she has been fired from "One Life to Live."  As for her onscreen love interest Terrell Tilford, the site speculates that he may remain with the snow, with his character Dr. Greg Evans becoming Llanview Hospital's resident medical specialist for all aliments.    Duplaix joined…

My View of Llanview: February 15 Edition

Photo: Errol Lewis/SON Monday, February 15, 2010 12:01 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" would be smart to just 'sweep' the month of February under the rug and pretend it never happened. We have be only halfway through the month, however, it is already evident that sweeps period is a bust for the poor folks in Llanview. With the show slipping into last place in the ratings, if the next few weeks are anything last the last two, expect them to remain in the soap cellar. What can I say about…

‘OLTL’ Early March Casting Highlights

Photo: Brian Lowe/JPI Saturday, February 13, 2010 1:33 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Visions of dead people, familiar faces, and departing characters usher in the month of March in Llanview. Although her character isn't even dead yet (at least not until February 16th), Crystal Hunt makes an otherworldly return to "One Life to Live" in the coming weeks. On Wednesday, March 3rd, the deceased pole dancer comes to her sister Gigi in a vision to ask her to be a surrogate mother to little Sierra Rose. …

GH Casting: March Madness Arrives

Friday, February 12, 2010 5:12 PM ET | By Errol Lewis Photo: ABC March is the month to watch ABC's "General Hosital" (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- If you've been following us on Twitter or checking back often on our website, you'll notice an influx of "General Hospital" casting news, in particular casting for the month of March. In addition to the previously reported biggies, you'll also find information on some of those characters we see deserve a mention as many of our favorite soap stars got their start portraying a minor…

Annie Ilonzeh Is Maya Ward on ABC’s ‘General Hospital’

Friday, February 12, 2010 2:22 PM ET | By Errol Lewis Photo: AEF Talent Agency (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The Ward family is returning to ABC's "General Hospital" and it's about time! It was announced yesterday that actress Annie Ilonzeh has been cast in the contract role of Maya Ward, the daughter of Faith Ward and niece of Justus Ward (last played by M'fundo Morrison). She is also the great grand-daughter of Edward Quartermaine (John Ingle). According to ABC, Maya will play heavily in the upcoming Quartermaine family…

Lisa Waltz To Play Mommy on ‘General Hospital’

Friday, February 12, 2010 1:39 PM ET | By Errol Lewis UPDATED: Friday, February 12, 2010 3:47 PM ET Photo: Sean Smith/JPI (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- If getting a father wasn't enough, try getting a mother as well. ABC's "General Hospital" has cast actress Lisa Waltz to portray the role of Melissa Bauer, Kiefer's (Christian Alexander) mother starting next month on the drama series. Waltz joins Bradley Cole (ex-Jeffrey O'Neill), who we learned on Tuesday was joining the cast in the role of Carlton Bauer, Kiefer's father. Both…