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Josh Duhamel to Make Farewell Appearance on 'All My Children'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jun 7th 2011 7:04AM
Josh DuhamelSome good news for soap fans already mourning the loss of ABC stalwart, 'All My Children' later this year. Josh Duhamel, who got his big break playing con artist Leo du Pres on the soap, has agreed to return for a cameo appearance this summer.

According to 'Entertainment Weekly,' Duhamel will appear in an episode in August, and there's a chance that he could even appear in a second episode before the veteran soap bows out in September.

Leo died (or did he?) back in 2003 trying to save Greenlee (Rebecca Budig) in a waterfall accident. However, death -- as we all know -- is no impediment to soap opera comebacks and as Leo's body was never found, we'll now get to find out what he's been up to all these years.

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Soap News: Roger Howarth Returns to 'OLTL' and More

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 11th 2011 1:30PM
roger_howarth_one_life_to_live_2011_abcThe rumors were true. Emmy-award winning actor Roger Howarth is returning to 'One Life to Live.' Howarth, who was most recently Paul Ryan on 'As the World Turns,' was originally Todd Manning on 'OLTL' from 1992 through 2003 (with some time off in between). But he's back now.

"We are thrilled to have Roger return to 'One Life to Live,'" said Frank Valentini, executive producer. "As 'OLTL' viewers know, Trevor St. John has been playing the role of Todd Manning since 2003. We have a great story planned that will involve both actors."

Howarth was dynamic as Todd Manning, a character as complex as he is compelling. But currently the role is being played by Trevor St. John, and Trevor is not leaving 'OLTL.' The question on the mind of fans everywhere is this: if Howarth resumes the role of Todd, who has Trevor been playing all these years?

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Soap News: Daytime Emmy Pre-Nominations Announced, Brown Leaves B&B

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 28th 2011 1:32PM
susan_lucci_daytime_emmys_getty_imagesIn advance of the official Daytime Emmys, the pre-nominations list has come out. The pre-noms are a way for the Emmys to narrow down the selections in the acting categories to the performers who will be on the ballot for the official nominations. This preliminary step covers six acting categories.

Here are the actors, show by show -- including 'As the World Turns' for the last time -- who will be competing to make it on the final ballot in the four main acting categories:

'All My Children'

Outstanding Lead Actress: Rebecca Budig as Greenlee Hayward; Alicia Minshew as Kendall Slater; Debbi Morgan as Angie Hubbard

Outstand Lead Actor: Ricky Paull Goldin as Jake Martin; Michael E. Knight as Tad Martin

Outstanding Supporting Actress: Melissa Claire Egan as Annie Chandler; Chrishell Strause as Amanda Martin

Outstanding Supporting Actor: Cornelius Smith Jr. as Franklin Hubbard; Jacob Young as J.R. Chandler

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Top 20 Most Memorable Soap Weddings of All Time

by Michael Maloney, posted Feb 17th 2011 2:00PM

Bo and Hope weddingSoap opera weddings are often the culmination of years of dealing with heartache and conquering adversity. But just because the couple exchanges "I do's" doesn't mean it's happily ever after -- as Sonny and Brenda's upcoming wedding on 'General Hospital' is proving.

Many, but not all couples on soaps get hitched for the right reasons. Sometimes the bride or groom is blackmailing the other or someone just wants to land a rich spouse!

One thing's for sure -- soap weddings are always memorable. Here's a look back at 20 soap wedding ceremonies (or post-ceremony moments) that fans remember fondly. Is your favorite not on the list? Let us know!

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Soap Casting News: 'ATWT's' Terri Colombino Joins 'One Life' ... and More

by Allison Waldman, posted Oct 18th 2010 1:30PM
terri_colombino_cbs_as_the_world_turnsThis week, 'One Life to Live' made a bold move by casting a major star from the late, lamented soap 'As the World Turns.' Will she be the key to pumping up the ratings for 'OLTL'? Plus: Are you interested in a new book coming from a soap scribe? How about an apple pie made by a soap fave?

For all the news read on, and don't forget to read the Soap Round-Up every Saturday to find out what's been happening on screen the soap world.

Colombino Checks Into 'One Life to Live'
One of the most popular stars of 'As the World Turns,' actress Terri Colombino, has landed a new soap opera gig. Colombino has been cast on 'One Life to Live,' reportedly as a member of the Buchanan family, named Aubrey. That means she's related to Clint (Jerry ver Dorn) and Bo (Robert S. Woods) in some way, shape or form ... and that's a very good thing.

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Soap Casting News: 'All My Children' Adds Two Familiar Faces

by Allison Waldman, posted Sep 27th 2010 1:30PM
kimberlin_brown_cbs_sheilaLast week, there were comings and goings on 'All My Children,' and the Pine Valley folks are at it again. Two well-known daytime stars are joining the cast, including the infamous Sheila Carter.

Meanwhile, there are also 'One Life to Live' developments, and a sitcom star dropping into 'Days of Our Lives.' For all the news, read what's been happening around the dial in our weekly soap casting wrap-up.

Here Comes the Judge

One of the most prolific and well-known stars of daytime is checking in to Pine Valley. Kimberlin Brown is joining 'All My Children' as the judge in David Hayward's (Vincent Irizarry) murder case. Kimberlin's role -- as of now -- is short-term.

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Soap Casting News: Two Added, Two Dropped on 'All My Children'

by Allison Waldman, posted Sep 20th 2010 10:40AM
jordi_vilasuso_guiding_light_cbsThere's a lot of activity on 'All My Children' this week as the revolving door of actors spins two in and two out. Meanwhile, there's a primetime star heading to 'The Young and the Restless,' and a disturbing story about the fate of recently-ended 'As the World Turns.'

For all the news, read what's been happening around the dial in our weekly soap casting wrap-up.

'All My Children' Plus Two

Good news for Lindsay Hartley, who just landed on 'All My Children.' After been dropped from 'Days of Our Lives,' Hartley has joined the ABC soap as Cara Finn, a new character who will be appearing on Dec. 8.

Joining her in Pine Valley is another soap veteran. Jordi Vilasuso has been cast as Griffin Castillo, and like Hartley, it's a contract role. Vilasuso is best known from his days on 'Guiding Light' as Tony Santos. Vilasuso's first airdate is Nov. 15. Both of the new characters will be involved with Jake (Ricky Paull Goldin) and Amanda (Chrishell Stause).

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Soap Round-Up: Vivian's Trapped in a Sarcophagus on 'Days' ... and More

by Allison Waldman, posted Sep 18th 2010 8:00AM
louise_sorel_days_of_our_lives_nbcWelcome to the Soap Round-Up, our weekly recap of all the soap action this past week. Each week, we sum up all the best stories from each and every soap, from 'All My Children' to 'The Young and the Restless.'

If you don't want to know what aired already, consider this a SPOILER ALERT. ... Oh, one last thing, please comment and join the conversation.

For instance, on 'Days of Our Lives,' is it over the top that Vivian's trapped in a sarcophagus or do you love the irony of her winding up in the very tomb in which she planned to encase Maggie?

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A Fond Farewell to 'As the World Turns'

by Michael Maloney, posted Sep 17th 2010 1:40PM
As the World TurnsThe world is no longer turning. At least that's how it feels for the countless fans of 'As the World Turns.'

The historic soap opera ends its 54-year run today. Legendary serial queen Irna Phillips created the ground-breaking drama, which debuted on April 2, 1956, on CBS. As times changed, so did the show, but the family unit was always at the core of the beloved series.

"'ATWT' was a trailblazer," reflected Emmy-winning writer-producer Jonathan Reiner, who spent seven years at Soap Opera Weekly. "It was one of the first half-hour shows and used hallmarks and techniques that the genre became famous for, such as the lingering close-up, exposition over coffee, a greater depth of character so that we knew motivations. This was all thanks to Irna Phillips, writer Bill Bell and director Ted Corday."

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'As the World Turns' Finale Tribute: The Soap Opera's Top 20 Moments

by Michael Maloney, posted Sep 15th 2010 3:00PM
As the World TurnsNarrowing down the thousands of memorable moments to a mere 20 from 54 years of 'As the World Turns' is no easy feat.

It's especially tough to do since actors on the show are still turning in powerhouse performances. (Note to Kathryn Hays: Your performance as Kim dealing with her son Chris' heart condition on Sept. 2 was Emmy-worthy. Consider submitting yourself next year.)

There were many shocking moments and storylines that didn't make the list: Hal and Barbara's love story, Jack accidentally killing Brad, Bob and Kim finding Sabrina, John and Lucinda in the hot tub, Shannon's "shrunken head," Tom and Margo battling Mr. Big, Tad Channing's murder ... well, you get the idea.

Read on for a list of 20 memorable favorite moments from the beloved CBS soap opera, which will exit the airwaves on Fri, Sept. 17.

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Soap Casting News: Susan Lucci's Back on 'All My Children' ... and More

by Allison Waldman, posted Sep 13th 2010 3:20PM
susan_lucci_walt_willey_all_my_children_abcEveryone's favorite Emmy-winner, Susan Lucci, resumes her role on 'All My Children,' while NBC's 'Days of Our Lives' is going high-definition. And then there's a strange story about the end of 'As the World Turns' ...

For all the news, read what's been happening around the dial in our weekly soap casting wrap-up.

La Lucci Returns


After a lengthy summer vacation, Susan Lucci returns to 'All My Children' as Erica Kane on Oct. 6 ... and not a moment too soon. All her children, especially Kendall (Alicia Minshew), need her. Erica and Jack (Walt Willey) were off on a pre-wedding honeymoon, leaving Erica's infatuation with Caleb (Michael Nouri) in flux.

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Soap Round-Up: David's Dead on 'All My Children' ... and More

by Allison Waldman, posted Sep 11th 2010 10:00AM
david_vincent_irizarry_all_my_children_abcWelcome to the Soap Round-Up, our weekly recap of all the soap action this past week. Each week, we sum up all the best stories from each and every soap, from 'All My Children' to 'The Young and the Restless.'

If you don't want to know what aired already, consider this a SPOILER ALERT. ... Oh, one last thing, please comment and join the conversation.

For instance, the dead body on 'AMC' turned out to be Dr. David Hayward. Were you shocked that such an integral character was killed?

And what's going to happen now with Greenlee, Ryan and the other citizens of Pine Valley? Were the writers wrong to let him die? Tell us what you think ...

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Soap Casting News: Paul Leyden Joins 'The Young and Restless' ... and More

by Allison Waldman, posted Sep 6th 2010 9:03AM
paul_leydon_as_the_world_turns_cbsThere was some shocking casting confirmations this week, mostly based on a big storyline developments, plus a hot Internet rumor about one major soap star who might be migrating back to his original soap. And then there's 'As the World Turns' fave Paul Leyden going west to 'The Young and the Restless.'

For all the news, read what's been happening around the dial in our weekly soap casting wrap-up.

Genoa City Gets Aussie Hunk

Is there room for a hot, Australian leading man in Genoa City? You bet! Actor Paul Leyden has just signed with 'The Young and the Restless,' Nielsen's number one soap. Leyden, best known as Simon Frasier on 'As the World Turns,' will be playing Blake, a new character who appears on 'Y&R' canvas on Wednesday, October 6.

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Soap Round-Up: Nancy Dies on 'As the World Turns' ... and More

by Allison Waldman, posted Sep 4th 2010 10:00AM
as_the_world_turns_helen_wagner_cbsWelcome to the Soap Round-Up, our weekly recap of all the soap action this past week. Each week, we sum up all the best stories from each and every soap, from 'All My Children' to 'The Young and the Restless.'

If you don't want to know what aired already, consider this a SPOILER ALERT. ... Oh, one last thing, please comment and join the conversation.

For instance, did you watch 'As the World Turns' and how they handled Nancy Hughes' death? It was incredibly emotional, especially the classic clips from the 1950's and beyond. Helen Wagner was truly a soap legend. What did you think of how her death was portrayed on the soap?

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Soap Casting News: Buddy's Out on 'OLTL' ... and More

by Allison Waldman, posted Aug 30th 2010 11:00AM
brandon_buddy_one_life_to_liveThere was some sad casting news this week, including a former big star downgrading to recurring status, and another younger star choosing to leave 'One Life to Live.'

For all the news, read what's been happening around the dial in our weekly soap casting wrap-up.

Bye Bye, Buddy
Brandon Buddy has decided to leave 'One Life to Live,' and the character of Cole Thornhart will be exiting with him (meaning, no recasting plans). This isn't the first time Buddy has announced his intention to leave 'OLTL." Two months ago, the actor used Twitter to say that he was moving on. As SoapCentral reported, Buddy tweeted on June 18, "It's a bittersweet day. Today I decided I'm not going to re-sign [my contract]. No more Llanview ..."

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