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‘Y&R’ Wedding of Lifetime Moves to Finals

Sunday, May 10, 2009 10:32 PM EST | By Venus Stone (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Congratulations are in order for the four final couples that have been selected for the final phase of 'The Young and the Restless' A Wedding of a Lifetime contest. Starting now until May 31st at 12:00 PT, viewers can go to Wedding of a Lifetime to watch the four finalist video repsonses sharing their most romantic moment together. After viewing, fans will have the opportunity to vote once per day on their favorite couple and made the determination…

Rick Hearst Bids ‘GH’ Adieu

Saturday, May 9, 2009 11:41 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- After portraying the role of Ric Lansing on ABC's "General Hospital" since November 2002, actor Rick Hearst is ready to say goodbye to the role that awarded him two Daytime Emmy Awards and the soap that brought him full circle. In April, Soap Opera Network reported that Rick had been dropped to recurring status along with co-star Megan Ward (Kate Howard). Now a month later, Hearst has decided to move on from the daytime drama series and seek…

CBS Daytime Looks to the Past to Replace ‘Light’

Saturday, May 9, 2009 11:04 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- CBS weighs its options on a possible replacement for "Guiding Light."    Since canceling daytime's longest running drama series early last month, the Eye Network has explored several options in the search for a potential replacement.  Expanding "The Early Show," creating a new talk show, and giving the time slot back to the local affiliates, have been among the ideas discussed by network executives.  Even a revival of the popular '80s game show…

Daytime Divas to Rock CMA Music Fest

Saturday, May 9, 2009 9:35 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The 'Divas of Daytime TV' are set to perform and chat with fans at this summer's CMA Music Fest in Nashville.  "One Life to Live's" Kathy Brier (Marcie McBain) and Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer), and "All My Children's" Bobbie Eakes (Krystal Carey), the 'Divas of Daytime TV,' will be appearing at this year's Country Music Association Music Fest on Saturday, June 13th. The event includes a Breakfast Meet and Greet from 8:00 until 11:00 am ct (9:00…

‘One Life’ Teen’s Parents Finally Cast

Saturday, May 9, 2009 2:42 AM ET | Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Two years after Jason Tam first stepped into Llanview as Markko Rivera, "One Life to Live" finally casts the teen character's parents.  After weeks of speculation, stemming from "Ugly Betty" co-star Tony Plana's comments that his wife (actress Ada Maris) had landed a role on "OLTL," Soap Opera Network can finally confirm that Maris has been cast as Markko's oft-mentioned mother Aurelia Rivera. Maris is perhaps best known for the role of Gena Cuevas on…

ABC Rebuffs Rumors of Shuffling Daytime Schedule

Friday, May 8, 2009 2:07 PM ET | Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- ABC films a new talk show pilot featuring comedic actress Aisha Tyler, while denying that it will take the place of an exsisting program on the network's daytime schedule.  Reuters News Service  is reporting that the 38-year-old Tyler, best known for her numerous television and film roles (including "Ghost Whisperer," "Friends" and "24"), has taped the pilot for a new talk show, which will be geared toward a younger audience and will showcase the…

ABC Previews Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 4:06 AM ET | Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Yes, it was created as a day off to remember deceased friends and loved ones, or the official start of summer according to many, but Memorial Day is also a day where ABC Daytime gets to remember the good stuff they've aired in the recent past.On Monday, May 25, 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 repeat episodes of the…

Disney-ABC Partners with Hulu to Stream Programming Online

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 12:50 AM ET | Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The Walt Disney Corporation, the parent company of the ABC Television Network, has joined forces with NBC Universal, News Corporation, and Providence Equity Partners to become joint owners of the popular video content website 'Hulu.' The deal, which is currently in the process of being finalized, will add significantly to the programming schedule of the Internet's third largest video streaming website. The venture opens up the vast Disney vault of…

‘One Life’ Looks for the ‘Wright’ Person for New Role

Monday, May 4, 2009 11:33 PM ET | Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" has just released a casting call for the role of 'Dr. Wright.'  As is common policy for the sudser concerning auditon scripts, character names and other easily identifiable information have been changed in an attempt to confuse viewers.  In addition, 'Dr. Wright' could potentially only be a codename for the another role being cast.  That being said, the script begins with Dr. Wright (no specific mention is made of gender, although the…

‘OLTL’ May Casting News

Monday, May 4, 2009 9:57 PM ET | Scotty Gore SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Jessica Brennan's state of mind is about to become even more fragile when the news concerning baby Chloe sees the light of day.  This and other casting news concerning "One Life to Live" for the month of May.  First gatekeeper Bess, the overprotective gatekeeper of Jess' mind reappears first in flashback form on May 19th, when details are recalled about the night of Chloe's birth.  A few days later Bess returns 'in the flesh' to take control of the…

‘Y&R’ Wedding of Lifetime Reaches Semi-Finals

Sunday, May 3, 2009 10:08 PM EST | By Venus Stone (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- 'Young and the Restless' A Las Vegas Wedding of a Lifetime moves into the semi-finals with twenty-five lucky hopefuls.The #1 daytime drama partnered up with Las Vegas Convention and Visitor's Autority and MGM Grand Las Vegas to offer one lucky couple a wedding, vow renewal or commitment ceremony that will be witnessed by "Y&R's" Christian Jules LeBlanc ('Michael Baldwin') and Tracey E. Bregman ('Lauren Fenmore Baldwin').The contest, which ran…

Kristen Alderson Addresses Teen Pregnancy Forum

Sunday, May 3, 2009 1:21 AM ET | Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- With a recent spike in the teen birth rate across the United States, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is sponsoring a forum in the nation's capitol to discuss ways to reverse the trend.  Among those featured to speak at the forum are Seventeen Magazine Editor-in-Chief Ann Shoket, talk show host Maury Povich, and "One Life to Live's" Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning). Llanview teen Starr Manning is no different than a lot of …