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Gina Tognoni Finds She Has No New ‘Life to Live’

Monday, June 15, 2009 3:34 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Despite earlier reports that she was 'thisclose' to signing a new deal with "One Life to Live" to reprise her signature role of Kelly Cramer, it now appears that Gina Tognoni won't be returning to Llanview after all.  With the demise of "Guiding Light' all but certain come September, speculation recently began to surface that the actress, who has portrayed Dinah Marler since 2004, might be interested in returning to her old stomping ground of…

‘One Life to Live’ Comes Out of the Closet

Monday, June 15, 2009 3:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" reminds viewers that yes, there are gay people in Llanview.  In 1992, "OLTL" broke new ground in daytime with the introduction of teen Billy Douglas (Ryan Phillippe), who was later revealed to be gay, and homophobia soon reared its ugly head in Llanview.  In 2005, Nora Hanen learned that her husband, District Attorney Daniel Colson, was leading a double life. Proving appearances can be deceiving, the mild mannered Colson seemed to…

Jeremih Joins Lionel Richie in Llanview

Monday, June 15, 2009 1:15 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Jeremih (Felton), whose recently released debut single "Birthday Sex" has climbed to the top of the charts, teams up with Lionel Richie when the Motown legend makes his "One Life to Live" debut late next month. In an update to a story SON first brought you last Thursday, the R&B newcomer taped scenes with the crooner on "OLTL's" UltraViolet set last Friday, which are set to air sometime in July, according to an ABC press release.  Says "OLTL"…

ABC Previews Independence Day

Saturday, June 13, 2009 11:45 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As America celebrates its independence next month with cookouts, fireworks, and family vacations, ABC Daytime isn't letting the fact that the 4th of July falls on a Saturday this year keeping them from airing encore episodes of your favorite daytime dramas.  On Friday, July 3, instead of showing first-run episodes of your favorite ABC Daytime dramas like "All My Children," "General Hospital" or "One Life to Live," the network has opted to air…

‘Gossip Girl’ Brings ‘Summer’ to Llanview

Saturday, June 13, 2009 11:09 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Amanda Setton, best known as badgirl Penelope Shafai in the primetime drama "Gossip Girl," lands the contract role of 'Summer' on "One Life to Live." Setton, has also guest starred in episodes of "Sex and the City" and "All the World's a Stage," as well as the film "What Happens in Vegas.  In addition, she has also appeared in advertisments for 'CupcakeStop.com,' a moblie gourmet shoppe for the tasty treat in New York City.  Setton will make her…

‘DAYS’ Snags a Major Return

Saturday, June 13, 2009 7:06 PM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Crystal Chappell returns to "Days of Our Lives." On Thursday, June 11, TV Guide Magazine broke the news that Daytime Emmy Award winner Crystal Chappell has inked a deal to return to the daytime drama that put her on the map, NBC's "Days of Our Lives." On "DAYS," Chappell played popular heroine Dr. Carly Manning from June 1990 to October 1993. Carly enjoyed a major romance with former-widower Bo Brady (played by both Peter Reckell and Robert…

SOAPnet Offers Fans ‘More Life to Live’

Saturday, June 13, 2009 2:44 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- SOAPnet launches a new feature called "More Life to Live," giving fans of the soap "One Life to Live" the opportunity to view deleted scenes from recent episodes.  Sometimes the best scenes end up on the cutting room floor, never to be seen by again.  Fortunately for fans of "One Life to Live" that is no longer the case.  SOAPnet, the self-proclaimed network for soaps, has launched a new weekly online video clip highlighting selected scenes from …

Deidre Hall Back on ‘Hollywood CLOUT’

Thursday, June 11, 2009 10:23 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Deidre Hall (ex-Marlena Evans, "Days of our Lives") to once again co-host online radio show "Hollywood CLOUT." Fans of Deidre Hall take note, your favorite actress will be co-hosting Air America Radio's "Hollywood CLOUT" on Friday, June 12 with show host Richard Greene, when the two appear live from Chicago, Illinois. "Hollywood CLOUT" is a national radio talk-show dedicated to "Pollywood," a combination of Hollywood celebrities, politics, social…

Lionel Richie Serenades Llanview

Thursday, June 11, 2009 8:33 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Legendary Motown crooner Lionel Richie becomes the latest in a long list of talented musicians to appear on "One Life to Live." With a career spanning four decades, the Grammy award-winning Richie has experienced widespread success not only in the United States, but also in Europe and the Middle East. The twice-married, 59-year-old singer has three children, including adopted daughter Nicole Richie, who co-starred with hotel heiress Paris Hilton in…

Walton Becomes ‘One Life’s’ Newest Leading Man

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 10:35 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A dashing new lawyer arrives in Llanview to match wits with legal ace Téa Delgado.  SOAPnet.com is reporting that Matt Walton, best known for the role of Terry 'T' McDermott on "All My Children," has been cast by "One Life to Live" in the role of Elijah Clarke.  The actor has also appeared on "Guiding Light" as Dalton Reed, and even in a 2007 episode of "OLTL" as Detective Price.  Primetime credits include guest shots on "Law & Order: SVU"…

Actor Johnny Palermo dies in car accident

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 8:58 PM ET | The Hollywood Reporter (HollywoodReporter.com) -- Actor Johnny Palermo, who appeared in more than 30 television shows in his brief career, died June 8 in an early morning car accident in North Hollywood. He was 27. His girlfriend, Alessandra Giangrande, who was driving at the time, was also killed, and her brother suffered serious injuries. Palermo and Giangrande were pronounced dead at the scene. Palermo was a regular on the Nickelodeon series "Just for Kicks" and appeared in three…