Soaps.com has the latest details surrounding what's going on in the careers of the current and former "One Life To Live" actors. This week includes a Primetime appearance, a hypnosis show, another actor signs on for the reboot, and a look into why we may not see many Llanview actors on the Emmy pre-nominations list this year…
Ted King in Alpha House:
We may not be seeing Tomas Delgado in the Llanview online reboot, as Soap Opera Digest has reported that a deal between King and Prospect Park couldn't be reached - but that they've left the door open. However, the actor has landed a new role. Ted King will appear in the Amazon Studios pilot "Alpha House," which focuses on a "senatorial house in Washington D.C. where a bunch of senators live together and all the hijinks that take place there." John Goodman ("Roseanne") also stars. Find out which "AMC" actor has a role in it as well through our AMC Soap Digest.
Kassie DePaiva explains One Life To Live Emmy pre-nominations:
On February 27 the Emmy pre-nominations list will be announced. In Kassie DePaiva's latest blog the actress shared, "You might not see very many 'One Life To Live' actors on the ballot because we had to submit/pay ourselves. When I contacted Frank Valentini [former "OLTL Executive Producer, current "GH" EP] regarding submissions for 'OLTL'... I was told we only had two shows available to pick from... they were the last two shows that aired on ABC." DePaiva went on to say though she was limited in what she could pick from she picked what she thought was the best scene from those two episodes.
In other news, DePaiva visited the new "OLTL" studios and tweeted:
I went to the new OLTL/AMC studio yesterday.OMG- so excited I cried.Sets are being builtCostumes designed Magic is in the making#OLTL— Kassie DePaiva (@KassieDePaiva) February 15, 2013
Patrick Gibbons Jr. signs on for reboot:
Patrick Gibbons Jr., who touched hearts as Sam Manning, will be joining his Llanview family for the reboot! Stay up-to-date with all of the "AMC" and "OLTL" casting through Prospect Park to Migrate AMC and OLTL online, including an update on Roger Howarth's (Todd Manning) status with the show.
Thank you to all my fans...The tweets really made the difference! YOU ALL ARE THE BEST!— Patrick J Gibbons (@PatrickJGibbons) February 14, 2013
Saundra Santiago's Meddling Mom airdate:
(ex-Carlotta Vega) Saundra Santiago's Meddling Mom premieres on the Hallmark Channel this month. Tune in for the network original on Saturday February 23 at 8:00 PM.
Amanda Setton's Golden Boy premiere date:
Last April Soaps.com alerted readers to (ex-Kimberly Andrews) Amanda Setton's Golden Boy role as Gemma Bar-Lev. The actress will premiere in the CBS series on Tuesday February 26 at 10:00 PM. Watch a preview of the episode titled "Fame, Risk, Desire, Power" below. Sharon Washington, who played Llanview's Dr. Laurie Phillips in 1996, will also appear.
Ilene Kristen's Valentine's Day song to fans:
Roxy Balsom portrayer, Ilene Kristen, posted a video on her official Facebook of a Valentine's Day song for her fans titled "5 o'clock Shadow" and stated, "It's a British term, actually, that means the stubble that starts happening about 5 o'clock on a guy, which I find very, very alluring."
Catherine Hickland's Comedy Hypnosis Show:
On Friday February 22 at 7:00 PM Catherine Hickland (ex-Lindsay Rappaport) will bring her Comedy Hypnosis Show to the Annville-Cleona High School at 500 South White Oak Street in Annville, Pennsylvania. General admission tickets are $10, preferred seating to include a show DVD are $20. Email for more information. Here's a preview of what to expect.
Tuc Watkins' Parks And Recreation full episode:
If you missed Tuc Watkins (David Vickers) as Pistol Pete in the Thursday February 7 NBC episode of "Parks And Recreation" you can watch the full episode right here on Soaps.com. Look for the actor around the 9:19 mark.
Nick Choksi's Stay video:
Nick Choksi, who will return for the Llanview reboot as Vimal Patel, has posted a new video to his official YouTube Channel. Watch the actor as he sings a Valentine's Day song, "Stay," to his friend Steph.
Shenaz Treasuryvala wonders why American women wash their hands so much:
Shenaz Treasuryvala, who will return for the Llanview reboot as Rama Patel, recently entered a bathroom with an American friend and wondered why she was washing her hands so much. Watch the outcome of this dilemma through the video below.
Tika Sumpter's new OWN Network gig:
The actress who played Layla Williamson has stayed busy with various films and appearance since leaving Llanview in 2011. Tika Sumpter will be working with Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry ("House of Payne") next. Winfrey confirmed on Twitter that Sumpter will be involved in one of Perry's upcoming new OWN network shows. We'll keep readers updated when new details become available.
One Life To Live fun fact:
Actor Blair Underwood appeared as Bobby Blue from 1985 to 1986. He once kidnapped Viki Lord, who turned out to be Niki Smith - and Bobby's partner in crime. When Underwood landed the role of Jonathan Rollins on "LA Law" in 1987 one of the first people he called to share the news with was Erika Slezak (Viki/Niki).
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- Amy Mistretta