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Frankie Negrón Salsas His Way into Llanview

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 6:30 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live's" latest musical guest helps the citizens of Llanview understand what it takes to keep "Holding on to Love." On Tuesday, August 4th, 22-year old Grammy nominated Latin musician Frankie Negrón will appear on "One Life to Live," serenading lovers Todd Manning and Téa Delgado with a rather unique version of his signature love song, performing it in both English and Spanish on a secluded rooftop. According to Paul Glass, "One Life's"…

‘OLTL’s’ August Casting Notes

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 1:50 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" casting happenings for the month of August. With the cancellation of "Guiding Light" all but certain come September, it appears that "One Life to Live" may be interested in more than just their former castmember Gina Tognoni. It now appears that the soap is going after yet another of the soon-to-be-defunct CBS sudser's stars. According to the New York Daily News' Carolyn Hinsey, execs at "OLTL" are "wooing" "GL" star, and Daytime…

‘AMC’s’ July Casting Notes

Monday, July 13, 2009 4:20 PM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Casting happenings for the month of July on "All My Children." Now that the District Attorney has been murdered too, look for Assistant District Attorney Andrew Willis to take over Stuart Chandler's (David Canary) murder investigation and trial. A.D.A. Willis, played by Lorenzo Pisoni, was first seen on Friday, July 10. Pisoni has appeared in numerous theatre productions, probaby most famously opposite Daniel Radcliffe in the Broadway production of…

Amid Jackson Drama, Daytime is Left Scrambling

Saturday, July 11, 2009 7:21 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The memorial service for Michael "The King of Pop" Jackson on Tuesday, July 7 resulted in six of the remaining eight soap operas not airing, which has pushed five soaps behind schedule and one canceled soap airless. ABC's "All My Children," "General Hospital" and "One Life to Live," CBS' "As The World Turns" and NBC's "Days of our Lives" are currently airing one day behind, which has pushed airdates for new and returning characters to the soaps…

David Kreizman Joins ‘World Turns’ Writing Team

Saturday, July 11, 2009 6:01 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Further confirming that "Guiding Light" will truly come to an end when it last airs on Friday, September 18 on CBS, TeleNext Media, producers of the soap, announced on Wednesday, July 8 that "Guiding Light" Head Writer David Kreizman will join the writing team of "As The World Turns" along-side Head Writer Jean Passanante, thereby forming a New Headwriting team for the soap. The announcement was made by "As The World Turns" Executive Producer,…

Melody Thomas Scott Re-Ups with ‘Y&R’

After months of speculation that Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) was getting the shaft by CBS' "The Young and the Restless" and its producer Sony Pictures Television, TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan sat down with the actress who confirms that she has signed a new deal with the soap after contract negotiations hit a stand-still.

Greg Vaughan Discusses Rumors and Fans

Saturday, July 11, 2009 4:03 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The rarely seen Greg Vaughan (Lucky Spencer) of ABC's "General Hospital" addresses rumors of his being dropped to recurring status by the soap and his desire to hear what his fan's think should happen on the drama series. On Wednesday, July 8, Vaughan took to his Twitter page in order to squash those pesky rumors that he's been hearing for the last couple of months. Though he spoke in third person. "Rumors, Rumors, Rumors...what should a 'GH' fan…

Robin Strasser Ponders if Her ‘Life’ is Worth Living

Saturday, July 11, 2009 1:06 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- After being asked to take a huge paycut, Robin Strasser delays making a "big announcement" on her hotline concerning her future with "One Life to Live," in the role of Dr. Dorian Cramer Lord. "Just in case my paranoia is correct and somebody might leak something before I tell you on the hotline, which is what I promised, I was assured, 'Please wait 24 hours,' ," Strasser's recorded message told fans who called the actress's telephone hotline…

Michael Jackson Memorial Service Schedule

Monday, July 6, 2009 10:51 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The celebration of Michael Jackson's life and death will interrupt programming on several broadcast and cable networks on Tuesday, July 7 as friends, family and fans pay their respects to the pop icon whose death on Thursday, June 25, shocked the world and has launched an investigation into how he died. The memorial service of Michael Jackson will begin at 1:00 PM ET, 10:00 AM PT, 11:00 AM MT, and 12:00 PM CT. On Monday, ABC, CBS and NBC confirmed…

SOAPnet Ready to Break Out

Monday, July 6, 2009 7:05 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As we entered the 2nd half of 2009 last week and we gear up for a new television season in September on the broadcast networks, you'd think no network would be thinking ahead of the pack and setting its sights on what's ahead in 2010. You'd be wrong. SOAPnet, the new way to watch soaps, is moving in a new direction according to sources within the network. SOAPnet is making it known that they plan to break out as a full-fledged ad-supported cable…

Who Needs Kate? Lisa LoCicero Placed on Contract

Sunday, July 5, 2009 4:20 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Just three months after bumping Megan Ward (Kate Howard) to recurring status, ABC's "General Hospital" has upgraded Ward's onscreen sister cousin, Lisa LoCicero (Olivia Falconeri), to contract status. Since joining the cast of "General Hospital" in 2008, LoCicero's Olivia has enjoyed a taudry affair with Johnny Zacchara (Brandon Barash) and a flirtation with Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard). Recently, it was revealed that Olivia's…

Who’s That Boy? ‘GH’s’ Christian Alexander

Sunday, July 5, 2009 3:30 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- If you thought you saw the last of Christian Alexander and his character Keifer Tate on ABC's "General Hospital," think again! Soap Opera Network has learned that Alexander has been bumped to recurring status and will return for a series of episodes in July beginning with the Tuesday, July 14 episode of the soap. In the episode, Michael (Drew Garrett) senses something is off with Keifer and tries to protect his sister, Kristina (Lexi Ainsworth), from…