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Wes Ramsey Joins ‘DAYS’

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 8:27 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) --  In early March it was announced that "Guiding Light" veteran Wes Ramsey would be joining the cast of NBC's "Days of our Lives," now Soap Opera Network has learned when you can expect to start seeing Ramsey on your screens. While his character is still being kept under wraps, Ramsey's first airdate on the daytime drama series is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, May 12, when he enters the scene along-side James Scott's EJ Wells…

ABC and SOAPnet Confirm Stagecoach Schedule

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 7:27 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As previously reported, ABC Daytime and SOAPnet have signed on as presenting sponsors of Stagecoach - California's Country Music Festival taking place on Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Now the networks have confirmed talent and talent schedules for autograph sessions for fans to meet and greet their favorite stars from "All My Children," "General Hospital" and "One Life to Live." On…

Fans Gear Up for ‘SoapFest’

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 10:54 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- ABC and CBS soap fans will have a chance to meet and greet their favorite daytime stars at the 11th Annual SoapFest in Marco Island, Florida. For more than a decade, SoapFest has been a major fundraiser for many southwestern Florida charities, including Eden, Florida's Eimerman Center, an educational outreach service for children with autism. Since 1998, the annual event has hosted more than 60 soap stars, including Kim Zimmer, Robert Newman,…

‘OLTL’ Nixes Previews — Again

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 9:29 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Wondering what happened to the "One Life to Live" next day previews at the end of each episode? Well, SON may have the answer.After years of showing next day previews at the end of each episode for all three of their soaps, ABC suddenly discontinued the practice last summer. While the network gave no specific reason for the change, several sources cited money as the contributing factor to the previews being dropped. Apparently, editing together the…

A ‘Lord’ and His Accomplice Return to ‘One Life’

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 7:15 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" brings the past into the present with the returns of Powell Lord III and Rebecca Lewis. In 1993, Powell Lord III (first cousin to Viki and Todd), reluctantly raped Marty Saybrooke along with frat buddies Todd Manning and Zach Rosen. However, after receiving a lesser sentence then his two accomplices, he was soon released for good behavior. Powell soon fell in love with Rebecca Lewis, an unsuspecting young lady who had been…

More Soap Stars Play Ball for Charity

Monday, April 20, 2009 11:47 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- More soap stars from "All My Children," "As the World Turns," and "One Life to Live" sign up for this year's Tammy Rubin Rice Charity Softball Game. Now in its eleventh year, the Tammy Rubin Rice Celebrity Softball Game, whose namesake died of breast cancer, is sponsored by the Shorefront Friends for Hospice. The voluntary organization offers supportive health services for terminally ill patients. Here is a list of soap stars scheduled to attend…

‘OLTL’ Late April Casting News

Monday, April 20, 2009 10:12 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The latest casting news for "One Life to Live."Stacy is confronted by her past on May 6th, when Eric Martin Brown arrives in Llanview as Stan, the former call girl's boss from her Vegas show days. Stan, who was last seen in February, is looking to settle a debt with his former employee. Ken Schwarz appears as "Gravedigger #1" on May 15th, as one particular recent storyline comes to a climax. "OLTL" has recently released a casting call for the roles…

It’s Official: The CW to Air Daytime Emmys

Friday, April 17, 2009 1:23 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The CW signs on the dotted line and brings the best of daytime to their primetime schedule by agreeing to air the "36th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards." In an update to a story that SON first brought you last month, this year's "Daytime Emmy® Awards" are set to air on a network other than one of the Big Three (ABC, NBC, and CBS) for the first time in the ceremony's history. While news of negotiations between The CW and the National Academy of…

Real-Life ‘GL’ Couple Wake Up ‘Early’

Thursday, April 16, 2009 6:40 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) --  On the Friday, April 17 edition of the CBS morning news program "The Early Show," look for "Guiding Light" co-stars, and real-life celebrity couple, Mandy Bruno, 27, and Robert Bogue, 44, to appear as featured guests.The actors will discuss their future as a real-life couple and discuss the cancellation of the soap on CBS. At least as much as CBS will let them.On "Guiding Light," Bruno portrays Marina Cooper who wed Bogue's A.C. Mallet in…

Soap Stars Play Ball for Charity

Thursday, April 16, 2009 1:37 AM EDT | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Actors from "As the World Turns," "Guiding Light," and "One Life to Live" sign up to attend celebrity softball tournament. Now in its eleventh year, the Tammy Rubin Rice Celebrity Softball Game, whose namesake died of breast cancer, is sponsored by the Shorefront Friends for Hospice. The voluntary organization offers supportive health services for terminally ill patients. Scheduled to represent ABC at this year's game are the following cast…

SOAPnet Celebrates ‘Starr-Crossed’ Mothers

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 11:15 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- SOAPnet invites you to spend Mother's Day with Blair Cramer and Starr Manning. It has been one hell of a ride the past two years for Llanview's popular mother-daughter duo, who have dealt with everything from teen pregnancy and losing a child, to being stabbed by a serial killer and held hostage by a convicted rapist. But, just in case you missed any of the drama, SOAPnet is offering fans a chance to relive some of Starr and Blair's most…

Billy Dee Williams is Back in Port Charles

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 8:33 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) --  Actor Billy Dee Williams joins the cast of ABC's "General Hospital" later this year, reprising his role on "General Hospital: Night Shift" as Toussaint DuBois. Last seen on the SOAPnet original series as a janitor at General Hospital, Toussaint will "return to Port Charles during a tour break with the Saints," confirms a 'GH' spokesman. "He'll want to see Epiphany and other residents in town." In "Night Shift," Billy Dee found himself working…