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 Lifetime return, a new shoe line for one actress, Destiny Evans and Matthew Buchanan have been recast, actors speak out from the new studios, a message from the new co-head writer and more…
Roger Howarth in Llanview, Michael Easton and Kristen Alderson not?
It looks as though we will be seeing Todd Manning back in Llanview, as Roger Howarth begins taping scenes. The question still remains if we'll see John McBain or Starr Manning with him. So far Michael Easton and Kristen Alderson are not planning to return to OLTL.
Florencia Lozano's The Vagina Monologues reading:
On Monday March 11 Florencia Lozano (Tea Delgado) will be doing a reading of The Vagina Monologues. The event will be held at 7:30 PM at the Haft Theater at 227 West 27th Street in New York City, New York and will benefit the FEGS Center for Women and Families, which fights to end violence against women. Visit FEGS for tickets.
Destiny Evans and Matthew Buchanan recast:
Given that Shennell Edmonds and Prospect Park couldn't come to an agreement to bring the actress back for the Llanview reboot, there was no other choice but to recast the role. The role of her baby's father has been recast as well. Hear more about Robert Gorrie as Matthew Buchanan and find out who will be playing the role of Destiny Evans.
Video! First OLTL photo shoot and actor interviews:
The first AMC and OLTL photo shoot has taken place and had the Llanview actors sharing their excitement for the reboot. Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer) shared, "We're celebrating a rebirth." Tuc Watkins (David Vickers) talked about responding to fans after the show went off the air and stated, "I said, look, it's never coming back." Erika Slezak (Vikki Banks) admitted she was shocked to get the call with the news of the reboot and said, "Was I surprised? Yes." Andrew Trischitta (Jack Manning) talked about the fans' reactions and expressed, "Once the show was cancelled they were in full voice saying they wanted it back." Well fans, you got your wish!
Trevor St. John (ex-Victor Lord) will be returning to Lifetime's "The Client" for season two. Tune in to its 10:00 PM March 10 premiere episode titled "Til I Make It On My Own" where the actor will reprise his role as Officer Nathan Young.
John Rue in The Good Wife:
John Rue, who played Noelle's husband Moe Stubbs, will be making his way back to Primetime. Tune in to CBS' "The Good Wife" on Sunday March 10 at 9:00 PM for the episode titled "Runnin' With The Devil." Rue will appear as Walt.
Valarie Pettiford on Golden Boy:
The actress who played Sheila Price from 1990 to 1994 will be heading back to Primetime. Tune in on Friday March 8 when Valarie Pettiford appears on CBS' "Golden Boy" at 9:00 PM in the episode titled "Young Guns." The actress has turned up over the past year on such shows as "Bunheads," "Hart Of Dixie," and "The Finder."
Hillary B. Smith wraps up Venice and heads to Llanview:
Hillary B. Smith recently wrapped up taping for season four of Venice: The Series. She tweeted about her journey and what's to come for Nora and Bo Buchanan (Robert S. Woods).
I wrapped from Venice 4 last night. Tired, sad, but so happy to reconnect with cast, crew and our wonderful volunteers!— Hillary B. Smith (@hillarybsmith) March 5, 2013
Won't be there for part 2 of V4 cuz I am off to Llanview. Nora and Bo have some catching up to do!!!— Hillary B. Smith (@hillarybsmith) March 5, 2013
Kim Zimmer still Wicked:
Echo DiSavoy portrayer Kim Zimmer, who currently stars in Wicked, took to Twitter to invite fans to take in some of her last shows and tweeted:
Hey! Anyone in LA? Come see me in Wicked at The Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa! Here until March 17th!— Kim Zimmer(@kimjzimmer) February 25, 2013
Danneel Harris Ackles' request for donations verses a baby gift:
Danneel Harris Ackles (ex-Shannon McBain) and her husband Jensen Ackles ("DOOL's" ex-Eric Brady; "Supernatural") announced their baby news back in January. For fans who have wanted to send the couple gifts, they ask that you donate to a charity they've recently teamed up with called Hats Off For Cancer.
If you're a fan who loves hearing about expectant celebrities check out the photo gallery at Hollywood Baby News.
Gina Tognoni's Sole 9 shoe line:
There appears to be a new venture on the horizon for Gina Tognoni (ex-Kelly Cramer), who is working on her new shoe line. Soaps.com will keep readers updated with further details when they come. For now the actress posted on her Facebook, "Thank You, Thank You, a million times for your support and love. I know you are going to love them, especially since you are doing something incredibly cool at the same time. 'Styles that gives back' really means something to me, portions of the proceeds from every sale, are going to women in need right here in the USA. I will keep sharing pictures and updates, promise. SOLE9.com coming soon!"
Building our site : SHOES !!!!!!Thanks for the lOVE !G twitter.com/ginatognoni/st…— Gina Tognoni (@ginatognoni) February 26, 2013
One Life To Live Co-Head Writer Thom Racina teases what's to come:
Thom Racina, the new co-head writer for the "OLTL" reboot posted a video on his Facebook page and stated, "What's so exciting about the new 'One Life To Live'…" Find out why Racina is excited about the reboot, what their plans are for storylines and what he wants fans to tell their friends through the video below. Please be aware, this video contains profanity.
Brittany Underwood's Flow video released:
Langston Wilde portrayer Brittany Underwood released her new "Flow" video on Friday March 1. Incidentally, it was directed by another Daytime star, "The Young And The Restless'" Robert Adamson (Noah Newman).
Wow woke up to so much love for #flow , means so much to me.Y'all keep me going and inspire me everyday so thank YOU! Love you guys! Xo— Brittany Underwood (@britt_underwood) March 1, 2013
One Life To Live fun fact:
Andrea Evans, who played Tina Lord Roberts on and off from 1979 to 2011, openly admitted that she left her role at one point due to a stalker. The person in question became too familiar with Evans' Daytime schedule and began showing up at the studio.
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- Amy Mistretta