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GH Alerts: Week of July 19 Edition

Photo: Marina Chavez/ABC Thursday, July 15, 2010 9:30 AM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" DVR Alerts for the Week of July 19, 2010. GENERAL HOSPITAL: DVR ALERTS Monday: Dante enlists Claire to help re-release Jason. The ID bracelet on Elizabeth's newborn has some unlucky numbers. Spinelli reveals to Sam he is hurt about losing Maxie. Tuesday: Elizabeth and Nikolas's baby disappears. Lulu fuels Carly's vengeance. Michael gets into a fight on his first day of community service. Wednesday:…

OLTL Alerts: Week of July 19 Edition

Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 8:00 AM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Robert Milazzo/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" DVR Alerts for the Week of July 19, 2010. ONE LIFE TO LIVE: DVR ALERTS Monday: Charlie informs Viki that their plan is backfiring.  Dorian catches Viki and David in bed together.  Jessica and Natalie rush to the ER. Tuesday: Langston and Starr mend their friendship.  Layla holds Evangeline's life in her hands.  Both Jessica and Natalie receive some unexpected news. Wednesday: Jessica and Natalie keep a…

My View of Llanview: July 15 Edition

Photo: Errol Lewis/SON Thursday, July 15, 2010 12:01 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The Top 5 reasons "One Life to Live's" ratings are in the toilet. Given the crap that "OLTL" has been dishing out lately in terms of poor writing, bad acting, and choppy storytelling, here are a few of the major reasons why I believe the show is getting what it deserves. 5. Constant re-writes and behind-the-scenes antics. To  anyone who is left watching this show on a regular basis, it is evident that certain scenes and plot…

John Brotherton Prepares to ‘Drop Dead’ for Lifetime

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 11:30 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Donna Svennevik/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live's" former Jared Banks is set to make an appearance in an upcoming episode of the cable television series "Drop Dead Diva." From 2007-2009 (and again briefly earlier this year) Brotherton spent his days in Llanview where his character was busy romancing Natalie Buchanan (Melissa Archer). But now the actor is testing the primetime waters, where has hooked another short-term gig. After appearing as Leo…

‘OLTL’ Scribe Starts Blog

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 10:35 PM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Breakdown Writer Shelly Altman takes you inside the mind of a soap scribe as the current blogger for The Writers' Guild of America, East's (WGAE) new member-written blog "Write On."  According to Soap Opera Digest, "the blog will be written by members, sharing their experiences about writing and their careers." In her latest entry, Altman discusses how it's all in the name when it comes to creating a new soap…

Congrats to Newlywed Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 9:49 AM ET by Errol Lewis Photo: NBC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- As if being the most in demand actress in daytime wasn't enough, Vanessa Marcil, 41, can add newlywed and wife to her list of accomplishments in 2010 as the actress wed "CSI: NY" star Carmine Giovinazzo, 36, on Sunday, July 11 in New York City among family and friends, according to a statement released by the actress' representatives to Us Magazine. Marcil has opted to now also go by the name Vanessa…

OLTL Recap: Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live" Episode Recap - Wednesday, July 14, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... The judge and Nora agree to drop the charges against Todd. Marty asks Hannah why she confessed to pushing her and attacking Ford. Starr and Cole consider that Bull was responsible for trashing the apartment, not Hannah. Nate apologizes to Starr for taking the money he found, which led to the shootout. Marty confides in Nora that she isn’t sure if Hannah’s breakdown…

GH Recap: Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "General Hospital" Episode Recap - Wednesday, July 14, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Jason, Dante and Lulu watch Kalup Ishmael's performance of "Route 66," and they wonder how the song fits into the other Franco clues. Sam is prepared with a gun when Franco arrives at her door. Franco warns Sam that if she apprehends him, Jason will have to go back to Pentonville. She is shaken and allows Franco to leave. Franco meets with Kalup after his…

AMC Recap: Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 6:00 PM ET | By Angela Rosa (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "All My Children" Episode Recap - Wednesday, July 14, 2010. IT HAPPENED TODAY... Jesse asks Jake to keep an eye on Angie until he can lock up David. David threatens to cut Frankie due to budget cuts and before she can challenge him, Angie has another visual disorientation attack. Jesse warns David that just because he's been suspended doesn't mean he's stopped his investigation into Erica's crash. Ryan helps a drunken Greenlee get back to her…

ABC Daytime Cuts Down Their Schedule

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 4:00 PM ET by Angela Rosa Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- ABC Daytime looks to cut costs but at what cost? On Tuesday, July 12, Daytime Confidential reported that they heard rumblings that ABC Daytime wants to cut their schedule by up to twenty episodes a year (that is approximately ten percent of current regular annual output) and that they'd do this by showing encore presentations of classic episodes of "All My Children," "One Life to Live," and "General Hospital" that relate to current…