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So You Heard About ‘The Meeting?’

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 5:15 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- On Monday, August 23, online websites and social networks were going crazy over news that ABC's "One Life to Live" has called in all of its contract cast members to be at the studio on Thursday, August 26 for what was presumed to be a big meeting to discuss whether or not the show would be A) Moving to the West Coast, B) Getting its budget slashed, again or C) Getting canceled. Fortunately, neither is happening. Setside…

OLTL Recap: Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Episode Recap - Tuesday, August 24, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Brody joins John as he bursts into Eli’s cabana and finds it empty. The cops try to figure out where Eli has gone as they fear for Blair’s safety. Dorian and David’s wedding comes to a halt. Shaun is abducted by an unseen assailant. James texts Starr flirtatious messages which Starr answers with angry ones, insisting that he stop pursuing her. Still months away from…

Oops! Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo Sets the Record Straight

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 3:23 AM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Jeff Neira/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In the new issue of ABC Soaps in Depth, dated September 6, 2010, actress Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo has set the record straight on the marriage reports that rocked Hollywood blog sites in early July. On Wednesday, July 14, Soap Opera Network had reported that Vanessa Marcil had wed longtime love Carmine Giovinazzo ("CSI: NY") in an intimate ceremony attended by close family and friends. The report was based on…

Who is The Balkan? Brenda Will Soon Find Out

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 1:40 AM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Patrick Wymore/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Soaps in Depth recently revealed that "General Hospital" is currently actively casting the role of a supposed "supervillian" that will rock the canvas this November. The unnamed character is described as a forty to sixty year old, "ruthless, intense and unmistakable presence," who will be heavily recurring for approximately six months starting in Mid-November. Soap Opera Network has since…

Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo Appears on ‘The Doctors’

Monday, August 23, 2010 at 11:58 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Craig Sjodin/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- If being all over the soap press and "The View" in preparation of her return to ABC's "General Hospital" earlier this month wasn't enough, actress Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo, who portrays Brenda Barrett, is set to make an appearance on the syndicated talk show "The Doctors" for the programs third season premiere. According to Marcil Giovinazzo's official website, the actress…

Mandatory Cast Meeting Set for ‘One Life to Live’ Stars

Monday, August 23, 2010 at 11:17 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In August 2009, contract cast members of ABC's "All My Children" were required to attend a mandatory meeting which resulted in the news that the soap was being moved to the West Coast in hopes of saving money on the drama series' budget. Now comes word that a similar meeting has been called for contract cast members for sister soap "One Life to Live." Could Llanview be heading out west as well or is this…

ABC Daytime Celebrates the Fruits of Their ‘Labor’ with Repeats

Monday, August 23, 2010 at 10:00 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Labor Day has been called the unofficial start of fall and the last major summer holiday -- a day set aside to honor working men and women across the United States.  It's also a chance for ABC Daytime to take the opportunity to catch viewers up on some of the key moments from the recent past that helped define current storylines. On Monday, September 6th, instead of showing first-run episodes of your favorite ABC Daytime dramas like…

‘Pretty Woman’ Meets Nikolas Cassadine on ‘General Hospital’

Monday, August 23, 2010 at 6:55 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: Bob D'Amico/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Fans who attended the Tyler Christopher headlined fan event during the "General Hospital" Fan Club Weekend in July were treated to inside scoop in which the actor revealed that he'll be working closely with actress Adrianne Leon, in what looks to be a "Pretty Woman" themed storyline. Now, fans can expect their first glimpse of said storyline beginning next week on the ABC soap. Wednesday,…

You Don’t Always Get Another Chance on ‘Young and the Restless’

Monday, August 23, 2010 at 6:25 PM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: John Paschal/JPI Studios (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Just a little more than a year has gone by since actor John Driscoll joined the cast of CBS' "The Young and the Restless," and now Soap Opera Network has learned that Driscoll's time is almost up, at least that's what it appears to be. After months of rumors and speculation, sources are confirming that Driscoll's character, Chance Chancellor, is being killed off of the drama series…

GH Recap: Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Episode Recap - Monday, August 23, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Johnny arrives at the ER with a serious gunshot wound. While Johnny struggles in the ER, Sonny claims he wanted peace, convincing Dante that he shot Johnny in self-defense. Ronnie disposes of Johnny's gun into the river. Ronnie arrests Sonny and tells Dante that Sonny lied and Johnny was found unarmed. Brenda refuses Von Schlegel's offer to be the face of Franco's art…