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Alderson, Buddy Keep Roots in Llanview

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 3:18 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Kristen Alderson and Brandon Buddy set the record straight about their future with "One Life to Live."   With Internet speculation swirling that Llanview's tumultuous teen couple Starr Manning and Cole Thornhart may soon be out the door, the actors behind two of "One Life to Live's" most popular characters tackle the rumors surrounding their future with the show.  For almost a decade, Kristen Alderson has literally grown up before the eyes of "One…

Chris Engen Issues Statement on MySpace

Nearly one week after reportedly walking off the set of CBS' "The Young and the Restless" over a dispute with show producers over the direction of his character, actor Chris Engen finally speaks out and issues an official statement on the matter via his MySpace page.

OLTL Casting: Odds and Ends

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 3:37 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Upcoming casting tidbits for "One Life to Live."   John Rue and January LaVoy resurface as Moe and Noelle Stubbs on Tuesday, June 9, when Dorian Lord makes a confession to the couple.     Teenage drug dealer Asher (Evan Joiner) returns on Friday, June 12, when the pill pusher approaches one of his best customers.  Also on that date, veteran "OLTL" castmember Patricia Elliott pops up again, when Renee Buchanan has an idea concerning two of Llanview's…

DAYS Casting: New Faces, Sad Goodbyes

Monday, May 25, 2009 8:21 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "Days of our Lives" brings in a new face to the Horton clan, while a couple of Brady's finally hit the road. Twin babies Julia and Ailish last air as Baby Grace Brady on Monday, June 8, when Sami (Alison Sweeney) must say goodbye to her newborn baby girl. Rachel Melvin is back as Chelsea Brady returns from London on Wednesday, June 10. Look for Chelsea to lead Max Brady out of Salem on Thursday, June 11 as portrayer Darin Brooks sets his sights on…

GH Casting: A June to Remember

Thursday, May 21, 2009 9:50 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" sets its sights on a summer of hospitality as General Hospital (location) takes center stage. On the heals of the soaps recasting of Michael Corinthos III with newcomer Drew Garrett, who began airing on Thursday, April 24, the soap has recast the role of Kristina Corinthos with daytime newcomer Lexi Ainsworth beginning Thursday, June 4. Lexi is best known for her role as Molly in 2008's "Wild Child," starring Emma Roberts. She…

Y&R Casting: As May Ends, June Begins

Thursday, May 21, 2009 8:48 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Just as May Sweeps ends, daytime's number one drama series, "The Young and the Restless," gears up for the summer heat with explosive storylines and shocking returns. Raul Guittierez (David Lago) is sticking around for a little while longer as "Y&R" delves further into Raul and Mac's (Clementine Ford) time outside of Genoa City. It remains unclear how long Lago has signed on for. Cassius Willis is back as Det. Gil Wallace, who shares words with…

Breaking News: Engen Out! Muhney In!

Thursday, May 21, 2009 4:41 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In an explosive turn of events, "The Young and the Restless" has recast the role of Adam Wilson, Victor Newman's son after a rumored falling out with star Chris Engen. TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco, in an update to his Sud's Report, broke the news this morning that sources were reporting that Engen had "quit" the CBS drama series after learning that his character would become a potential love interest of co-star Yani Gellman's Rafe Torress. "He…

‘One Life’ June Casting News

Thursday, May 21, 2009 2:41 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The latest coming and goings for "One Life to Live."   As SON first reported last week, the soap is planning to introduce the estranged parents of the late Nash Brennan (Forbes March), who died last June.  Now we can confirm the names of the actors cast in the roles.  Portraying Nash's mother Cindy Brennan will be Broadway star Jan Maxwell.  Best known for her roles in theater productions such as "The Sound of Music," "The King and I," "Chitty…

Hickland Finds New ‘Life to Live’

Thursday, May 21, 2009 12:44 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Catherine Hickland returns to Llanview as Lindsay Rappaport to spice things up between Bo and Nora.    Although Lindsay hasn't been seen being led away in handcuffs after being convicted of murdering evil doctor Spencer Truman (with the exception of Rex Balsom's dream last October as he went under the knife to remove a bullet from his chest cavity), the firey vixen is set to return to Llanview in only a few short weeks.  Although it remains to be…

Life Imitates Art: Real Life Stranger than Soap Ficition

Saturday, May 16, 2009 10:06 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- It's not every day that Soap Opera Network reports on news from outside the soap world, but this is one story that would make even the writers and executives at the Big Three Networks scratch their heads.  Soaps are no stranger to drama, especially if it involves the kidnapping and switching of newborn babies.  For decades, the various daytime dramas have frequently employed the plot device to spice up otherwise mundane…

‘Y&R’ Welcomes You to SoapOperaNetwork.com

Friday, May 15, 2009 6:23 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Daniel Goddard and Christel Khalil from CBS' "The Young and the Restless" welcome you to SoapOperaNetwork.com. While their characters got married on today's episode of daytime's number one soap opera, Goddard (Cane Ashby) and Khalil (Lily Winters Ashby) took time out of their busy day to personally thank you for visiting Soap Opera Network, which has been "Bringing. Drama. Closer." since October 2001. The promotional spot is in conjunction with the…

The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Nominees

Thursday, May 14, 2009 11:50 AM ET | By Errol Lewis - (updated 4:51 PM ET) (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- On Thursday, May 14, 2009 during the fourth hour of NBC's telecast of "The Today Show", nominations were announced for "The 36th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards". The list included Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress, Outstanding Lead Actor, Outstanding Supporting Actress and Outstanding Supporting Actor. After the awards, the full list of nominations were released online at the official Daytime Emmy…