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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…

More Ghostly Encounters in Llanview?

Photo: Marina Chavez/ABC Tuesday, January 19, 2010 10:11 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Natalie Banks once again has visions of the dead. When John McBain is arrested by Police Commissioner Lowell's inept men in blue for allowing Brody to flee the scene of the crime after attacking Mitch (so he could attempt to rescue his beloved Jessica from certain doom), Natalie is frantic as the former cult leader continues to terrorize her family and friends. However, she refuses to simply set back and allow her…

‘One Life’ Looks to Past to Cast New Roles

Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC Monday, January 18, 2010 8:10 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" releases a new audition script for teenage versions of two of the soap's most popular characters, Jessica Buchanan and Cristian Vega. In an update to a story we first brought you yesterday, SON can now give you more insight into the contents of the script, which was released last Friday. The scene begins with teen Jessica telling teen Cristian that he doesn't look or act like the group of jocks he has…

‘OLTL’ Mid-January Casting Notes

Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC Monday, January 17, 2010 1:21 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The latest comings and going for "One Life to Live." Late last week the soap issued another casting call, this time for the roles of "young Jessica" and "young Cristian."  Details are sketchy but apparently, Cristian and/or Jessica flashback to their childhoods.  Jessica mentions that her mom is very ill.  She has the feeling that there is something else she should remember, however she is unable to recall what it is. …

Slezak Takes Leave from ‘One Life’

Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC Friday, January 15, 2010 12:37 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live's" longest running castmember, and six-time Daytime Emmy winner, Erika Slezak is set to take a medical leave from the show in order to have back surgery.  Slezak portrays the soap's only remaining original character Viki . The president of Slezak's fan club, made the announcement late yesterday on the actress' official website stating "Erika shared that she will be having back surgery at the end of…

‘AMC’s’ Budig and (Bachelor) Bob Split

Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC Friday, January 15, 2010 2:31 AM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- It appears that "All My Children" star Rebecca Budig and her husband of almost five years could be heading to divorce court. People Magazine is reporting that reputable sources have indicated that "All My Children" star Rebecca Budig and her husband Bob Guiney have decided to call it splits. Bob Guiney climbed to fame on the first season of the reality-series "The Bachelorette," where he was rejected by the series star…

My View of Llanview: January 15 Edition

Photo: Errol Lewis/SON Friday, January 15, 2010 12:01 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Are changes afoot behind the scenes at "One Life to Live?" Contradicting information, bizarre omissions and lazy writing have some left "One Life" wondering what the hell is going on in Llanview in recent weeks and months. God may be all knowing and powerful, however, Mitch Laurence is a close second. The former cult leader and self-proclaimed man of the cloth seemingly has his pulse on anything and everything related to…