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Kreizman & Swajeski In at ‘AMC’! Is Broderick Staying?

Photo: ABC Sunday, January 24, 2010 2:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The latest news on "All My Children's" writing team scramble. On Wednesday, January 20, ABC confirmed the news Soap Opera Network administrator Xavier Toups broke on Wednesday, January 13, David Kreizman and Donna Swajeski are "All My Children's" new Head Writing Team. This left a lot of fans a little bit concerned ... and wondering what the news meant for esteemed, long-time "AMC" writer and current interim Associate Head Writer…

Dahlia Salem: United States v. Sonny Corinthos

Sunday, January 24, 2010 12:15 AM ET | By Errol Lewis Photo: IMDb (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) is going down, albeit not for long (we all know that!). "Generall Hospital" has cast the recurring role of Federal Prosecutor Claire Walsh with actress Dahlia Salem, who begins taping on Thursday, January 28. According to sources, Walsh will represent the United States v. Sonny Corinthos, who is being prosecuted for the murder of Claudia Zacchara. Salem's first airdate is scheduled for Wednesday,…

GH Casting: Comas, Burns and Officers

Saturday, January 23, 2010 11:20 PM ET | By Errol Lewis Photo: Ron Tom/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna) is having a little nightmare next month on "General Hospital" thanks to his mobster daddy, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard), who shoots his son during the all important February Sweeps period. On Tuesday, February 2, fans will get a glimpse into a comatose Dante's childhood when the character has a nightmare. Youngster Matthew Johnson will play the "Kid," who plays with a young Dante in…

It’s Official: Garrick Comes Back to ‘Life’

Photo: Aaron Montgomery/JPI Saturday, January 23, 2010 1:15 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- It now appears that Barbara Garrick is back as Llanview's favorite wackjob Allison Perkins. SON first told you last week that Garrick, who portrayed Perkins from from 1986-87 (and again from 2001-03, as well as in 2008), was photographed hanging around with the"One Life to Live" cast outside the soap's studios by shutterbug Steven Bergman. Now, The Suds Report confirms that the actress will first air sometime "at the…

‘AMC’ Loses Another Legend

Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC Saturday, January 23, 2010 12:05 AM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Accomplished actor and dancer, James Mitchell has died at the age of 89. "All My Children" star James Mitchell passed away on Friday, January 22, 2010. According to Soap Opera Digest complications from pneumonia aggravated a pre-existing condition (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and proved to be too much for the elderly actor to fight. Mitchell was born in Sacramento, California on February 29, 1920. Prior to…

Roscoe Born Sings the ‘Pepsi Blues’

Photo: Brian Lowe/JPI Friday, January 22, 2010 10:55 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The "One Life to Live" star posts a music video of himself performing the Bob Dylan parody on Youtube. Born's video is in response to 2009 Super Bowl commercial for Pepsi featuring the Black Eyed Pea's Will.i.am.  "I had already written this song about how there's nothing he won't steal, there's nothing he won't sell, because I knew he had done this Victoria's Secret a few years ago," the actor tells Soap Opera Digest. …

‘OLTL’ January Casting Updates

Photo: Michael S. Gordon/The Republican Friday, January 22, 2010 1:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- According to reports, "One Life to Live" has tapped musician and Broadway star Meghann Fahy as Hannah. SON is working to confirm that Fahy has landed the new role, which is supposed to cause some friction between Starr and Cole, and is described as an honor student and cheerleader at Llanview University. For more details on the Hannah audition script, click here. The 19-year-old Fahy made her Broadway debut…

Gildersleeve’s ‘OLTL’ Role Revealed

Photo: ABC Thursday, January 21, 2010 9:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" announces the name of the character Taylor Gildersleeve will portray in Llanview. Two days after the actress tweeted that she had "just booked a role on 'One Life to Live,'" a show spokesperson has confirmed the news to ABC Soaps in Depth.  There had been some question as to exactly which role the ex-"AMC" starlet had auditioned for, considering that there are currently three female characters being cast by "OLTL."…

SOAPnet Joins ‘Hope for Haiti’ Telethon

Photo: SOAPnet Wednesday, January 20, 2010 11:30 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The Network for Soaps joins more than three dozen other broadcasters scheduled for air the "Hope for Haiti: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief" fund-raising telethon on January 22nd. The event, organized by MTV and actor George Clooney, will air on January 22nd beginning at 8:00 PM ET/PT.  All proceeds will be evenly distributed between The Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund, United Nations World Food Programme, Oxfam America,…

Ex-‘Children’ Star Finds a New ‘Life to Live’

Photo: ABC Wednesday, January 20, 2010 7:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Miss New York Teen USA 2009 and former "All My Children" cast member Taylor Gildersleeve, joins the cast of "One Life to Live." The 18-year-old actress, who portrayed Sydney Harris on "AMC" in 2006, tweeted yesterday afternoon (January 19th) that she had just "just booked a role on 'One Life to Live!!!' :D " The exact role in which Gildersleeve was cast cannot be confirmed at this time, however, one possibility is "Hannah," who is …

Does Barbara Garrick Have New ‘Life’ in Llanview?

Photo: Heidi Gutman/ABC Tuesday, January 19, 2010 11:05 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Barbara Garrick spotted outside the "One Life" studios in New York. Garrick, who is best known for her realistic portrayal of nutjob Allison Perkins, was photographed on Monday (January 18th) with co-star Melissa Archer (Natalie Banks) by Steven Bergman, who routinely snaps images of the "OLTL" cast and crew as they enter and exit the show's studios. Rumors have persisted in recent months that the actress was reprising…