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New Year, Old Memories: Welcome to 2009

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 2:17 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- While we ring in a new year and anticipate more drama filled soap opera on daytime's remaining eight soap operas, we won't soon forget how much has happened in the year gone by. With 2008 almost but a memory, each of daytime's broadcast networks have filled up on what you can expect to see on their schedules between New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.  What you won't see on New Year's Day on ABC, CBS or NBC is a soap in sight. The day…

Lawson Named Number One Soap Hunk

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 1:55 AM EST | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live's" Mark Lawson declared the hunkiest daytime soap star. SoapHunks.net, the popular soap opera website dedicated to daytime's hottest past and present male stars, has named "One Life To Live" newcomer Mark Lawson as Daytime's "Best Hunk" for 2008. Lawson portrays Brody Lovett on the ABC Daytime drama series. The actor narrowly edged out "The Bold and the Beautiful's" Brandon Beemer (Owen) for the honor. Also nominated were…

‘OLTL’ Named Best Soap of 2008

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 12:43 AM EST | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Soap Opera Digest releases their annual "Best and Worst" list for 2008, with "One Life to Live" leading all soaps by receiving top honors in nine categories. It was a year filled with time travel, multiple personalities, a visit to heaven, trips to foreign lands, musical guests, shocking returns, and a 40th anniversary on "One Life to Live." But through it all, fans of the long running daytime drama were gripped by touching and provocative…

Uncle Jack Wants to ‘Gossip’

Sunday, December 28, 2008 4:55 PM EST | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- While Bart Bass (played by Robert John Burke) may have perished in an accident while looking to settle things with his wife, Lily (Kelly Rutherford), his younger brother may be the reality check Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick) needs to move on.Desmond Harrington (Joey Quinn, "Dexter") is joining the cast of The CW's "Gossip Girl" in the recurring role of Uncle Jack Bass beginning Monday, January 5. Jack comes to town after learning of Chuck's…

Welcome Back to Oakdale, Damian!

Saturday, December 27, 2008 2:50 PM EST | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "As The World Turns" is getting its resident bad boy back as Paolo Seganti returns to Oakdale in 2009 as Damian Grimaldi.Last seen in 2006, after heated battles with Lily (then played by Martha Byrne) and Holden (Jon Hensley) over their abilities as parents when it came to raising their son Luke (played by Van Hansis, pictured), Damian left town after it was revealed he was out for his own and would do anything to get his hands on Luke's…

‘The Art of Getting Over It’

"One Life to Live's" Trevor St. John (Todd Manning) to screen film short directed by former co-star Dan Gauthier(ex-Kevin Buchanan) at two upcoming film festivals."The Art of Getting Over It," tells the story of an angry and frustrated Cameron Clothier (St. John), who unleashes his rage on those who hurt him, all the while surreptitiously courting an angelic barista in his neighborhood coffee shop and, almost against his will, finding redemption in love. The 23 minute short was filmed in Trevor's home town - Spokane,…

Josh Duhamel Sets Fergalicious Date

Friday, December 26, 2008 5:30 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Lisa Rose/JPI Studios (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- While he left "All My Children" in 2003 to pursue primetime and film roles, Josh Duhamel, 36, will never be forgotten for playing the role of Leo du Pres on the ABC Daytime drama series. Now, the actor is ready to wed his long-time lady love, Stacy Ann Ferguson. On Saturday, January 10, 2009,  family and friends will gather together for the wedding of music sensation Stacy Ann Ferguson (aka: Fergie), 33, and…

Daniel Goddard Welcomes Baby Boy

Wednesday, December 24, 2008 4:00 PM EST | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- While the holiday travel season is in full swing and families are gearing up for a long vacation and the beginning of a new year, one "Young and the Restless" star is welcoming home a new baby boy to his ever growing family. Daniel Goddard, who portrays Cane Ashby on the CBS Daytime drama, "The Young and the Restless," welcomed Sebastian William Goddard to the world on Friday, December 19 at 8:15 AM. The actor announced the birth to the…

‘One Life’ Teen Now On Contract

Wednesday, December 24, 2008 12:54 AM EST | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- With a huge new storyline for his character in the offing, Eddie Alderson has been placed on contract with "One Life to Live." Since 2001, Eddie Alderson has played the squeaky clean Matthew Buchanan, son of Police Commissioner Bo Buchanan and District Attorney Nora Hanen. Seldom seen outside of family gatherings and holidays, Matthew wasn't much more than a background character. But all that is about to change as Matthew enters the realm…

More ‘Life’ For Familiar Faces

Tuesday, December 23, 2008 2:15 AM EST | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Some familiar faces return to Llanview in 2009. As the new year gets under way, two actresses find they still have "One Life to Live." Janet Zarish and Lea DeLaria both reprise their recurring roles in January, and will play key parts in some very big storylines. Soap Opera Network first commented on Janet Zarish's possible return to the canvas stating that, while the actress had not appeared on screen since early November, her name has…

Rinse and Repeat: Happy Holidays

Monday, December 22, 2008 3:00 PM EST | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The holidays are a time when family and friends gather together and feel the joy and love in the room. For daytime's remaining eight soap operas, it is a time to remember the murders and mayhem, the evil brothers and sisters or the back from the dead aunts and uncles that took up time and space over the past year of years.During the week of December 22, the daytime lineups of ABC, CBS and NBC will be littered with re-broadcast episodes or…

‘One Life’ Casting Carousel

Friday, December 19, 2008 5:23 PM EST | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Another week, another round of casting tidbits for "One Life to Live." Who's Coming? Crystal Hunt joins the cast of "One Life to Live" on February 6th in the contract role of a stripper named Stacey. The 23-year-old actress is best known for portraying Elizabeth "Lizzie" Spaulding on "Guiding Light" from 2003-2006. In 2005 Hunt was both Daytime Emmy and Soap Opera Digest Award nominations. In addition to her work on "GL," Hunt has appeared in…