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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…

‘Real Housewives’ Dina Manzo Visits ‘One Life’ Set

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 11:52 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- According to SOAPnet.com, Dina Manzo, from the popular Bravo series "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," was seen visiting the "One Life to Live" set late last week. An interior decorator, Manzo is one of the stars of the hit cable reality show, and was reportedly visiting "OLTL" because "she's friendly with someone who works there," according to SOAPnet. It appears however, that the actress was not auditioning for a role with the soap nor was she…

Hearst Changes Dates, Alfieri’s Photography Hot

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 11:18 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- After some tricky editing, Rick Hearst's return to CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" as Whipple 'Whip' Jones III could be sooner than you think. According to sources, Rick Hearst's first airdate has been modified and he will now first air on Thursday, July 16. He was previously scheduled to return to the soap on Friday, July 17. His return date just so happens to coincide with the return of Victor Alfieri as Giovanni Lorenzano. After…

Steve Richard Harris Tends on ‘Y&R’ Elite

Monday, June 29, 2009 1:45 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- After two short-term gigs on ABC and NBC soaps, will CBS' "The Young and the Restless" give Steve Richard Harris the chance to break into daytime once and for all? Steve Richard Harris made his debut on the soap earlier this year as a bartender at the Genoa City Athletic Club when his then unknown character bed Cougar Jill Abbott (Jess Walton). Now the actor speaks out on how life's changed since his days on "Another World" and "One Life to Live."…

Sebastian Roche Brings Evil Back to Port Charles

Monday, June 29, 2009 12:39 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Sebastian Roche is bringing Jerry Jacks back to Port Charles for another go around of violence and mayhem on ABC's "General Hospital."Roche, who took over the role of Jerry in 2007 after originator Julian Stone was not asked back, is said to be returning for a "short-term" gig according to Soap Opera Digest's website. According to sources, Roche's first airdate is tentatively set for Friday, July 17.Also according to Soap Opera Digest, daytime…

‘OLTL’ Star Fired for Not Being ‘Gay Friendly’

Saturday, June 27, 2009 11:29 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Patricia Mauceri, who has portrayed Carlotta Vega on "One Life to Live" since 1995, has been fired from the show for what is said to be her refusal to participate in the soap's upcoming gay storyline. Daytime Confidential broke the news of Mauceri's firing earlier this afternoon, claiming they were informed by a 'setside source' that the actress reportly flat-out refused to play a small role in the in gay-themed plot involving Oliver Fish (Scott…