ABC sources comment that contract negotiations between Michael Easton (John) and One Life to Live have been unsuccessful. Although they don’t comment on contracts, it is rumored that Easton is asking for more money. However, the fans are publicly screaming for more John! Because of his front-burner role and huge popularity, One Life to Live is doing everything in their power to keep Easton’s role alive despite rumors of having John McBain’s death scripted in the storyline for late August, when his contract expires.