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First Look: Josh Duhamel Returns to 'All My Children' (PHOTOS)

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 26th 2011 12:30PM
Josh Duhamel, All My ChildrenLeo du Pres is coming home to Pine Valley. As we previously reported, Josh Duhamel is returning to 'All My Children,' the show that launched his career, prior to its departure from ABC airwaves.

'All My Children' is set to move online thanks to a new deal between ABC and Prospect Park. 'One Life to Live' will join the show after it leaves ABC in January 2012. However, contract negotiations may delay 'AMC's' move online.

Duhamel left the series in 2003 after his character allegedly died. But, death isn't always permanent on soaps. Look for Duhamel's scenes to air Thurs., Aug. 4.

Check out the gallery below for a preview of what's in store when Duhmael returns to the series. Does Rebecca Budig's Greenlee look very happy?

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'Castle' Set Visit: Castle & Beckett Get Soapy With 'One Life to Lose' (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Mar 16th 2011 4:30PM
Castle, 'One Life to Lose'Long before 'Castle' became a ratings hit, Nathan Fillion was on 'One Life to Live.' Now Castle and Beckett are investigating a gruesome murder on the set of fictional soap 'Temptation Lane' (Mon., March 21, 10PM ET on ABC), which was actually shot on the set of real-life soap 'All My Children' with cameos from two of its stars.

Does that make any sense? All you need to know is it's got everything a great 'Castle' episode should, including guest spots from some pretty cool names and a few inside jokes.

Cleverly titled 'One Life to Lose,' the episode shows Beckett (Stana Katic) and crew getting called in to investigate an axe murder -- literally -- on the set of a popular soap opera.

'AMC' star Rebecca Budig plays (you guessed it) a soap star, but her TV husband Cameron Mathison is behind the camera here, playing director, and guest star Corbin Bernsen is playing Budig's TV love interest instead.

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'Skating With the Stars' Finale Recap: Season 1 Winner Is Crowned

by Sharon Knolle, posted Dec 22nd 2010 11:00AM
'Skating With the Stars'The first-ever 'Skating With the Stars' champ was named tonight and awarded a pair of golden skates.

Judge Johnny Weir opened up the show with a "fabulous" (to quote host Vernon Kay) caged bird routine choregraphed by fellow judge Laurie Ann Gibson.

Among the returning skaters, third place Jonny Moseley seemed to have entirely lost his mojo, stumbling several times during his routine, but finishing with a smile.

So, who took home the golden skates -- soap star Rebecca Budig or reality queen Bethenny Frankel?

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And the 'Skating With the Stars' Winner Is... (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Dec 22nd 2010 1:10AM
And the 'Skating With the Stars' Winner Is... Ever since its premiere, 'Skating With the Stars' (Tue., 8PM ET on ABC) has been like an awkward cousin to the more popular 'Dancing With the Stars.' From the beginning, the show has seemed cursed: there have been pratfalls, a bloody accident, and a star who had to quit the show due to illness.

Last night, the show even had a mini-'DWTS'-style crisis. In a repeat of the Bristol Palin/Brandy fiasco, voters picked the celebrity with the lowest scores to advance to the finals. Reality star Bethenny Frankel beat Olympic skier Jonny Moseley, as the crowd booed the decision.

This meant that Bethenny faced actress Rebecca Budig on tonight's finale. Their scores would determine the winner. And so, the first-ever winner of 'Skating With the Stars' is ...

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A Shocking Result on 'Skating With the Stars': The Crowd Boos As the Finalists Are Revealed (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Dec 21st 2010 7:31AM
A Shocking Result on 'Skating With the Stars':  The Crowd Boos, As the Finalists Are Revealed"Are you shocked?" said host Vernon Kay. But it was a rhetorical question. Everyone was shocked. It was the most controversial 'Skating With the Stars' ever. And it brought back memories of the Bristol Palin vs. Brandy debate on 'DWTS' -- as once again, the contestant with the lowest scores made it to the finals.

On the new episode (Mon., 8PM ET on ABC), three stars -- Bethenny Frankel, Jonny Moseley, and Rebecca Budig -- competed for two spots in the finale. Rebecca had the highest total score, meaning the choice was between Bethenny and Jonny. But it didn't seem like much of a choice. Frankel had the lowest previous scores, the lowest total score, and she got the lowest scores for the night in every single event.

But then, the votes came in: "The couple leaving right now is ... Jonny and Brooke." The audience reacted with boos and groans. Jonny bowed his head in resignation, or annoyance. Even Bethenny looked stunned.

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'Skating With the Stars': Johnny Weir Feuds With Bethenny Frankel: 'I Don't Care to Watch You' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Dec 14th 2010 1:00AM
'Skating With the Stars': Johnny Weir Feuds With Bethenny Frankel: 'I Don't Care to Watch You'Bethenny Frankel is skating on thin ice on 'Skating With the Stars' (Mon., 8PM ET on ABC). Previously, the former 'Real Housewife' feuded with the judges, and was nearly eliminated several times. Her response to this? Frankel said that she's simply having a good time on the show: "I don't care if they give me zeros."

But on tonight's episode, judge Johnny Weir got into an argument with Bethenny after her routine. The reality starlet gave a stiff performance, skating awkwardly to 'Superstition' by Stevie Wonder. When she was done, Weir said that he didn't want to see her skate again.

"To me it's very clear. You don't care what we think; and I don't care to watch you perform anymore," the judge said.

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'Skating With the Stars': Two Stars Are Rushed to the Hospital, One Goes Home (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Dec 7th 2010 1:01AM
'Skating With the Stars': Two Stars Are Rushed to the Hospital, One Goes Home'Skating With the Stars' might be suffering from a voodoo curse. Or maybe the skating rink was originally built over an ancient burial ground. At any rate, things keep going wrong on the show. On tonight's episode (Mon., 8PM ET on ABC), two stars were rushed to the hospital, and one star was sent home.

First, skier Jonny Moseley cut the finger of his partner Brooke Castile. The injury occurred during practice, when Moseley's skate got caught in her hand, slashing Brooke's finger to the bone. Brooke was a real pro -- or at least is super-tough. She didn't make a sound, and Jonny didn't even notice that he had cut her -- until he saw her bleeding all over the rink. Brooke received stitches on her finger and returned in time for tonight's competition.

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'Skating With the Stars' Season 1, Episode 2 Recap

by Sharon Knolle, posted Nov 30th 2010 6:15AM
'Skating With the Stars' Season 1 cast['Skating With the Stars' - 'Season 1, Episode 2']

In the second week of 'Skating With the Stars,' there were a few falls as skaters added tricky moves like fancy footwork and lifts, and the first star was eliminated.

The judges attempted to figure out tough moves of their own, like getting the correct score paddle. Veteran skater Dick Button seemed to have trouble with his paddles, saying "8" but flashing a "7" to Jonny Moseley.

The confusion continued as clueless host Vernon Kay's comment on the mix-up was also inaccurate. Oops. Kay also referred to Vince Neil's partner Jennifer Wester, as "Brooke," (Jonny's partner) before correcting himself. Hmm, does he realize this show is live?

Read on to see who went home and who's still skating.

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'All My Children' Stars Talk Weddings, Romance & Finding Erica Kane (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jun 14th 2010 11:20AM

'All My Children' starsSoap operas are amazing, aren't they? Take 'All My Children' for example: Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) has been kidnapped or gone missing countless times, but it's always just as suspenseful as the first.

Erica's TV daughter Bianca (now played by Christina Lind) is back in Pine Valley to figure out what's going on and to try to "stop some major drama from going down while she's gone." Yeah, good luck with that. Especially with old flames like Ryan (Cameron Mathison) and Greenlee (Rebecca Budig) still trying to rekindle their romance. Will they? Won't they? It never gets old!

A couple that most certainly will is Amanda (Chrishell Stause) and Jake (Ricky Paull Goldin) who are having a soap opera wedding to end all soap opera weddings, complete with bachelor/bachelorette parties, the all-important cake and, yes, a trip to jail the night before. "The drama's still gonna be there with the other storylines," Stause admits. "With us I kind of like that they're giving us the heart of the show right now."

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Cady McClain returning to All My Children

by Allison Waldman, posted Jan 13th 2010 8:33PM
cady_mcclain_abcDaytime soaps have always had a sketchy history when it comes to life and death. In short, like science fiction and fantasy, death is not a finality. Soap characters can return from the dead, not really have been dead at all, reappear as missing twins, turn out to have been victim of a coffin switch, and if all else fails, death become a way to bring a character back as a ghost or guardian angel. All that is part of Soaps 101, a college course taught at most universities today, I believe.

That was a long introduction to reveal that fan fave and multiple Emmy winner Cady McClain is returning to All My Children. Cady was more recently on As the World Turns as Rosanna, but left about a month ago when her story line wrapped. That means she was free to sign up with another soap and ABC came a callin' for the actress.

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'All My Children' Stars Are Answering Your Questions

by Kelly Woo, posted Jan 8th 2010 1:40PM
All My ChildrenPine Valley, here we come!

'All My Children' celebrated its 40th anniversary earlier this month, and now the soap opera's creator, Agnes Nixon, and cast members will answer fan questions in our Outside the Box interview.

Stars Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Rebecca Budig and Bobbie Eakes will join Nixon on Tuesday, so now's the time to ask those burning questions for Erica Kane (who doesn't?) and her Pine Valley cohorts.

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Big star returns for All My Children and General Hospital

by Allison Waldman, posted Oct 8th 2009 3:15PM
Jonathan_JacksonWhile a lot of ABC soap fans are flipping out about Thorsten Kaye's exit from All My Children, and others are giddy about James Franco bringing his movie star luster to General Hospital, there's more big news coming about those soaps. First, the original Lucky, Jonathan Jackson, is returning to General Hospital after 10 years off the show. And the original Greenlee, Rebecca Budig, is coming back to All My Children after leaving the show in March 2009.

Both these returns are exciting... and fraught with drama. While Jonathan is a three-time Emmy-winner and a superb Lucky -- he originated the role -- his choosing to resume the part means that Greg Vaughan has been dumped.

To be really, really honest, Greg was a great looking Lucky, but he never had a good grasp on the character of Lucky.

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Spoilers Anonymous

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Mar 27th 2009 3:01PM

This is Spoilers Anonymous, a weekly column here at TV Squad where we supply you with the dirt on some of the more popular shows on the air. We'll never put spoilers up here on the main page in order to help the reformed stay unspoiled. If you have anything to add to the group, feel free to step up and let yourself be heard, either with our tips form or by emailing us at tvsquad at gmail dot com, or call and leave a message at (775) 640-8479. Your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

This week we have: 90210, Bones, Desperate Housewives, Fringe, Gossip Girl, Grey's Anatomy, Heroes, How I Met Your Mother, House, Lost and Monk. (SPOILERS FOLLOW!)

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TV Squad Soap Report: Do what you do best... drama!

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 17th 2009 12:03PM
rebThere are many things the soaps do well. You know, things like lavish weddings, fancy dress balls, murder trials, even corporate boardroom shenanigans. On the other hand, there are more action-oriented story lines that just bring out the worst in soaps.

In the last few weeks, for instance, All My Children staged the worst looking motorcycle/car crash I've ever seen on TV. It was riotously funny, and that was not the desired effect. When a wedding gown-wearing Greenlee (sans helmet) careened off the road into a frozen river, the sight of her veil flying in the wind as the tires screeched, with the headlights blinking and the actors pretending to be tossed around, was a hoot. All I was thinking while watching the accident was: "Could this be executed any worse?" (Also, what a waste of Rebecca Budig's return.)

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Three ex-cast members returning to All My Children

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 16th 2008 3:03PM

Rebecca BudigI'm fascinated by soap opera casting (yes, I have a lame social life). Since a character is usually more important to the show than an actor, you often see a character recast after an actor or actress leaves the role. Sometimes, 6 or 7 different people can play one character over a number of years.

Rebecca Budig played Greenlee Smythe on All My Children for a number of years (though she'll always be Michelle Bauer on Guiding Light to me) but left the ABC show and was replaced. Fans wanted her back in the role and now Budig has decided to come back. And she's not the only one: Debi Morgan and Darnell Williams are coming back to reprise their roles as Angie and Jesse Hubbard, even though Jesse died on screen years ago. It was so long ago that even I was watching the show, and I haven't watched it in years.

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