Recently in October 2010

Cast Your Vote!

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We're still working on getting the polls officially up and running, so once again, we invite you to vote in the comments below if using snail mail to the address in the magazine doesn't give you enough instant gratification. Just answer the questions and name your favorite actor, actress and couple!

But please remember, only vote once for each set of questions. Not once per week, not per day, like with the regular automated poll. Multiple votes will be deleted and not counted!

ALL MY CHILDREN: Can Zach and Kendall keep their marriage alive?

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Do you want to see Luke and Tracy back together?

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Should Gigi dump Rex for Cristian?

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PORT CHARLES Star Blesses AMC

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A rep for ALL MY CHILDREN has confirmed that Eddie Matos has been cast in a recurring role. The actor, best known in daytime for playing Ricky on defunct ABC sudser PORT CHARLES, will again be playing a character named Ricky, but this one is a minister who will lend support to one of Pine Valley's most prominent citizens. Interestingly, Ricky's last name is Torres, which fans will note is the same as the late, lamented Simone. Could he be a relation? We'll find out when Matos first airs as Ricky on Tuesday, December 7!

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Smith To Stick Around!

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Good news for fans of ONE LIFE TO LIVE's Bo and Nora! Sources tell Soaps In Depth that Hillary B. Smith has closed a deal with ABC to stick around the soap! Terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but Smith has been a mainstay in Llanview now for nearly 20 years.

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ATWT's Glendening Replaces Allen!

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After weeks of searching for an actress to replace Brittany Allen as Marissa, ALL MY CHILDREN has finally tapped a recast: AS THE WORLD TURNS alum Sarah Glendening (Lucy)! Glending will step into the contract role beginning Tuesday, December 21, while Allen's final appearance as Krystal's daughter will be on Monday, December 20.

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On Sale November 1

1046cover520w.jpg Grab the latest ABC issue of Soaps In Depth to find out what happens on GH when Carly discovers Dante's past with Brenda! Will the blonde put an end to his relationship with Lulu? Then, AMC's Susan Lucci (Erica) explains why she's raising awareness about a subject that is close to her heart. Next, GH's Dahlia Salem (Claire) gets inside her alter ego's head — and her romance with Sonny. Finally, break out the tissues: OLTL's Kristen Alderson (Starr) and Brandon Buddy (Cole) say good-bye to "Sole" in a touching interview. Get all these exclusive stories — plus previews from all your favorite shows — only in the new ABC edition of Soaps In Depth, on sale now!

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Details On Goldin's Baby Boy!

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ALL MY CHILDREN's Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake) and his girlfriend, THE RACHAEL RAY SHOW fashion correspondent Gretta Monahan, are new parents! Soaps In Depth has learned that Monahan gave birth to a son last week in Los Angeles.

On the October 28 RACHAEL RAY SHOW, Goldin and Monahan appeared in a pre-taped segment to introduce their baby. Born at 12:25 a.m. via C-section on October 21, Kai Rei weighed a whopping 9 lbs., 11 oz.! Proud dad Goldin later explained via Skype that their son's name means "breeze off the ocean." Congratulations to the happy family!

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Pullos Lands Primetime Spot!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL's Haley Alexis Pullos (Molly) has a new HOUSE! Well, an upcoming guest spot on FOX's hit medical mystery drama anyway! Look for the soap ingénue to appear in an episode airing early next year as a 6th grader whom Hugh Laurie's Dr. Gregory House meets in an unusual situation!

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ABC Airing Encore Episodes Today

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ABC Daytime will broadcast repeat episodes today of all three dramas. Original episodes will return to the screen tomorrow, October 28, but if you tune in today, here's what you can expect to see:

ALL MY CHILDREN: Originally aired on August 31, 2004, Ryan confesses his love to Greenlee and proposes. Also, Pine Valley residents get ready for a "Game Of Chance" party at Zach's casino.

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: From April 16, 2009, Todd and Téa have sex all over his house while insisting that they hate one another, and she tells him that she never intended to help him get custody of his kids. Meanwhile, Natalie and Jared keep quiet about Chloe's true parentage at the little girl's baptism, and Starr and Cole discuss her attraction to Schuyler and realize that their daughter, Hope, didn't die because of RH disease.

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Encore of the December 1, 2005, episode when Sam and Jason arrive in Hawaii to spend their final days together after he is diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor. Sam asks Jason to make a baby so she won't be alone after he dies. Meanwhile, Diego holds Georgie hostage, and Jax asks Liz for help with his crumbling relationship.

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Vote For Stamos!

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Do you love watching GENERAL HOSPITAL alum John Stamos (ex-Blackie) on GLEE as Dr. Carl? The actor is eligible for a People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Guest Star, and you can help him get nominated!

There are two easy ways to vote and support Stamos to become a nominee! First, you can go to the People's Choice Awards website once a day, click the box that has Stamos' name, then click the purple box that says "Cast Your Vote." You can also vote on Twitter by posting the following: Nominate @JohnStamos for #PeoplesChoice Award! #FavoriteTVGuestStar. (Each tweet counts as one vote, and you can vote as many times as you like!)

Voting ends on Tuesday, November 9, so cast your vote for Stamos today! And be sure to keep an eye out for Soaps In Depth's exclusive Keeping Track interview with Stamos in an upcoming issue!

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New DAYS Ahead For Livingston!

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A spokesperson for DAYS OF OUR LIVES confirms that the show has hired GENERAL HOSPITAL fan favorite Natalia Livingston (ex-Rebecca/Emily)! "I will be playing Taylor Raines, the sister of Arianne Zucker's character, Nicole," an excited Livingston tells Soaps In Depth. (Katherine Ellis played the part for about a year in the late 1990s.) "That's all I can say for now!" No word yet on when Livingston will make her DAYS debut. Congrats, Natalia!

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Soap Gets A New Look!

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ONE LIFE TO LIVE hunks Cristian and Ford will soon look a bit different on your TV screen! ABC has announced that starting today, the soap will begin producing in 16x9 Widescreen SD format. The first episode in the new format will air on December 6.

So what does the new format mean for viewers? Expect a more cinematic picture, and a wider view of all the action!

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OLTL Hunk Gets A Deal!

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Just days after ONE LIFE TO LIVE's Sean Ringgold (Shaun) signed a deal with ABC, the soap has announced that Lenny Platt (Nate) has been upped to a contract player as well! Platt made his OLTL debut in April as a castmember of Starr X'd Lovers: The Musical. Nate quickly became romantically involved with Danielle and soon after, learned that he was a Ford brother.

"I was brought on for the musical episodes. When I found out that I was going to be kept on and this storyline was going to be developing, I was excited as an actor because I usually tend to gravitate toward more dark material," Platt tells Soaps In Depth. "I really found it interesting that we had this criminal background and our father was this terrible person and that's the reason I left town, because my mother was in fear of her life. These dramatic elements, as an actor, I really could grab on to. Not that the musical wasn't fun, but I was really excited to get down to what I, as an actor, am more interested in and what appeals to me."

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Tristan Rogers Joins Y&R!

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A rep for THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS confirms that Tristan Rogers (ex-Robert, GENERAL HOSPITAL) is joining the top-rated drama as Colin. The recurring character — described as someone who has a "dark secret" and a "threatening agenda" — is set to debut on Wednesday, December 8.

There's speculation that Rogers, given his Australian heritage, will interact with fellow Aussie actors Daniel Goddard (Cane) and Paul Leyden (Blake). Tune in to find out!

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Ringgold Inks New Contract!

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A ONE LIFE TO LIVE spokesperson confirms that Sean Ringgold (Shaun) has been bumped to contract status. This comes on the heels of the upcoming departure of his onscreen brother Terrell Tilford (Greg). Ringgold, who has won over fans as burly, but lovable bodyguard Shaun Evans, first joined the soap in 2007.

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Double Trouble!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL fans are in for a double dose of fun this spring: Tyler Christopher (Nikolas) and Kelly Monaco (Sam) are headed to Illinois for two joint appearances on Saturday, March 26! From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., they'll be at the Hilton Hotel in Lisle (Naperville). Then from 4 to 7 p.m., the duo will be at The Cubby Bear sports bar (near Wrigley Field) in Chicago. (Under 21 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). Both events will feature a Q&A session, followed by photo and autograph opportunities. For tickets, which run $90 for each event, send a check or money order (payable to Sheri Evans) to Soap Star Events, 4315 Coldwater Canyon, CA 91604. To pay by credit card or obtain additional details, visit www.soapstarevents.com. Purchase by December 1 and receive a signed Christmas card from the two stars!

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UPDATE: Dominic Is A Dad!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL's October Baby Watch is over: Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) is a first-time father! The actor shares exclusively with Soaps In Depth that his wife, Linda, gave birth to a baby girl they've named Anbilliene on October 19 at 5:29 a.m. "Mom and baby are doing awesome!" Zamprogna tells In Depth

Anbilliene, who was born three days after Linda's due date, weighed in at 7 lbs., 10 oz.

The Zamprogna's daughter is the third child to be born into the GH family this month! As In Depth previously reported, Derk Cheetwood (Max) and Jonathan Jackson (Lucky) have both welcomed new babies in the past 2 weeks!

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PORT CHUCK HITS THE ROAD!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL's Bradford Anderson (Spinelli), Brandon Barash (Johnny), Steve Burton (Jason) and Scott Reeves (Steve) -- collectively known as the band Port Chuck -- are taking their act back out on the road! The guys have announced concert dates for April 2011. Will they be in a city near you? Find out!

Saturday April 16: Governor's Comedy Club, Levittown, NY.
Showtime is 10 a.m., with general admission, VIP and Platinum VIP tickets available. Call (516)-731-3358.

Saturday, April 16: Uncle Vinny's at the Lane Theatre, Staten Island, NY.
Showtime is 7 p.m., with general admission, VIP and Platinum VIP tickets available. Call (516)-731-3358.

Saturday, April 17: Venue in Connecticut to be announced. Call (203)-268-5857 for information.

Monday, April 18: Uncle Vinny's/Ferrara's Café in Point Pleasant, NJ.
Showtime is 7 p.m. for an acoustic dinner show and Q&A. For tickets, which include dinner, call (732) 899-3900.

Tuesday, April 19: Venue in the Philadelphia, PA, area to be announced. Call (877) 862-5384 for information.

Thursday, April 21: Zanies Comedy Club, Vernon Hills, IL.
Showtime is 4:30 p.m., with general admission, VIP and Platinum VIP tickets available. Call (847) 549-6030.

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Rock Out With Rick On The High Seas!

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The 3rd Annual Rick Springfield & Friends Sun Dazed & Star-Filled Nights cruise sets sail Monday, November 15, through Saturday, November 20 -- and it's not too late to book yourself on the adventure! The rocker/former GENERAL HOSPITAL star (who played Noah Drake and Eli Love) will be aboard the Carnival Destiny as it travels from Miami to Nassau, Half Moon Cay, and Grand Turk. "Kevin Cronin from REO Speedwagon is a musical guest," Springfield reveals. "And Doug Davidson (Paul, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) will be there, along with Eric Martsolf (Brady, DAYS OF OUR LIVES)."

With exclusive beach parties, concerts and entertainment all hosted by original MTV VJ Mark Goodman (now a DJ on Sirius/XM Radio), this trip is guaranteed to be a good time. "I like people who are fun, and Doug and I are insane [together]," Springfield reveals of his best pal.

As a bonus, the whole event will be filmed as part of Affair Of The Heart. "It's not just a documentary about my concerts, it about the unique connection that I have with the fans," Springfield previews. For more information visit www.rickspringfield.com or call Rose Tours at (888) 491-7673.

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Get In The Holiday Spirit!

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Want to get a jump-start on your holiday shopping? Linda Dano (ex-Rae, ONE LIFE TO LIVE, GENERAL HOSPITAL, ALL MY CHILDREN) has added old-world Christmas accessories to her Linda Dano Home Collection for QVC! Tune in to the shopping channel on Monday, October 25, at 3 p.m. EST for the live debut of the decorations, inspired by the actress/interior designer's own antique collection! One hot item for any fan of Dano's: a snowglobe featuring an exact replica of her New England farmhouse, complete with audio of Dano reading the beloved holiday classic 'Twas The Night Before Christmas. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to HeartShare Human Services, an organization which serves the needs of families and children with developmental disabilities.

Dano will also be a guest on THE JOY BEHAR SHOW on HLN this Thursday, October 21, at 9 p.m. EST.

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Brier Scores On The BOARDWALK!

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BOARDWALK EMPIRE -- HBO's critically-acclaimed new drama from director Martin Scorsese and executive producer Mark Wahlberg -- is about to get even better! ONE LIFE TO LIVE songstress Kathy Brier (ex-Marcie) has been perfectly cast in the Prohibition-era period drama as Sophie Tucker, the Russian-born American Vaudeville singer nicknamed The Last Of The Red Hot Mamas. "The thing I love about Sophie Tucker is that she was one raunchy, dirty broad," Brier says. "Have you ever watched 20s movies where they have that weird [stentorian] accent? I had to sing a song and say the jokes like that." Tune in for the don't-miss episode on Sunday, November 14, at 9 p.m. EST.

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Vaughan Lands New Role!

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Between an exciting new role on TNT's THE CLOSER, a new public relations business with his wife, Touriya, and playing Mr. Mom to his two young sons, Greg Vaughan (ex-Lucky, GENERAL HOSPITAL) hasn't been letting much grass grow under his feet since exiting the soap last year!

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UPDATE: It's A Girl!

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The second newborn in GENERAL HOSPITAL's October Baby Boom has made her grand entrance: Derk Cheetwood (Max) has announced that his wife, Cari, gave birth to their second daughter, Audrey, on October 14. (As Soaps In Depth exclusively reported last week, Jonathan Jackson [Lucky] and his wife, Lisa, welcomed son Titus Gabriel on October 7.)

Audrey Jane weighed in at 9 lbs., 3 oz, and measured 22 inches long. Born at 5:06 p.m., the newest Cheetwood joins big sister Kylie, 2. "Holding Audrey for the first time was one of those once in a lifetime experiences, not better than the first but equally as moving and epic," Cheetwood exclusively tells Soaps In Depth. "We are very blessed. We look forward to getting to know our new baby Audrey and having big sister Kylie show her the ropes."

Next in line to be a father is Dominic Zamprogna (Dante), whose wife, Linda, is due any day now!

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King Has A New Princess!

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There's another father in the extended GENERAL HOSPITAL family: Ted King (ex-Alcazar) and his wife, Maya, are first-time parents! Ava Celeste King arrived on Friday, October 15. "She is a blessing," reports the proud pop. "Thank you for all of the good wishes, gifts and prayers that all of you have shared while we awaited Ava's arrival!" Congratulations to the happy family!

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Cast Your Vote!

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We're still working on getting the polls officially up and running, so once again, we invite you to vote in the comments below if using snail mail to the address in the magazine doesn't give you enough instant gratification. Just answer the questions and name your favorite actor, actress and couple.

But please remember, only one vote per person per week's questions. Not per day, like with the regular automated poll. We forgot to mention that last time, and got overloaded with too many comments. Don't want to crash our brand new website right when we first get it!

ALL MY CHILDREN: Would you like Ryan and Greenlee to reunite?

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Do you like Brook Lynn and Nikolas together?

ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Do you think Echo can steal Charlie from Viki?

REMINDER: Only vote ONCE per week, not per day. Duplicate votes will be deleted and not counted.

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On Sale October 18

1044cover520w.jpgGrab the latest ABC issue of Soaps In Depth to find out what happens on OLTL when Eli's sinister plan threatens the lives of your favorite Llanview citizens. No one is safe -- and someone will die! Then, find out why AMC newbie Trent Garrett (Asher) loves to just go with the flow. Next, learn what GH's Anthony Geary (Luke) is doing again after 15 long years. Finally, OLTL's Jessica Leccia (Inez) explains why she loves being a mother -- on screen and off. Get all these exclusive stories -- plus previews from all your favorite shows -- only in the new ABC edition of Soaps In Depth, on sale now!

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Egan Guest Stars On CRIMINAL MINDS!

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Melissa Claire Egan (Annie, ALL MY CHILDREN) will be guest-starring on the Wednesday, November 3, episode of CRIMINAL MINDS... as an exotic dancer! In the episode titled "Middle Man," three exotic dancers, all from different counties across Indiana, vanish from work and are later found murdered. After a fourth woman goes missing, the BAU team is called in to investigate. Egan will appear as Tara, a dancer at one of the clubs. GUIDING LIGHT's Robert Newman also guest stars in the episode as Sheriff Salters, who reluctantly agrees to help out with the case. CRIMINAL MINDS airs on CBS at 9 p.m. EST.

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Mayfield Says Farewell To Pine Valley!

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His last air date is Friday, October 15, and it turns out, ALL MY CHILDREN's Adam Mayfield (Scott) has already landed on his feet with a lead role in the upcoming indie film The Preacher's Daughter! Co-starring DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES' Andrea Bowen, the movie "is about a young girl named Hannah who has been groomed to basically carry [on the work] of her father's church," Mayfield explains. "She starts taking voice lessons from the local music minister [which I play], and they wind up having an affair. Meanwhile, this music minister is married with four kids, he has a disgruntled relationship with his wife and is just not happy at home. And to make matters worse, Hannah is only 17, and he gets her pregnant!"

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CBS Darling Moves To Llanview!

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ONE LIFE TO LIVE has tapped AS THE WORLD TURNS fan favorite Terri Colombino (Katie) to play the contract role of Aubrey. Described as a free spirit with a "proper breeding," Aubrey is rumored to have ties to a Llanview man. Look for Colombino to make her OLTL debut in late November... which just happens to be the month when Tom Degnan (Adam, ATWT) takes over as Joey Buchanan! Stay tuned!

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GH's Robin Is Getting A New (Celebrity) Friend!

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This year alone, GENERAL HOSPITAL has seen a revolving door of celebrity guest stars wander its halls. James Franco (ex-Franco), Bruce Davison (ex-Wilhelm) and Michael Learned (ex-Shirley) have all done short-term arcs on the soap, while Adrienne Barbeau (Suzanne) is still heavily involved in storyline as Brenda's good friend and confidant. Now, there's another acclaimed actor headed to GH: Daniel Benzali of JERICHO, THE AGENCY and NYPD BLUE fame!

Benzali -- who received a Golden Globe nomination for his work on MURDER ONE and is an accomplished musical theater performer of both Broadway and London stages -- will make his daytime debut on Monday, December 6, as Theo Hoffman, a patient who is admitted to the hospital. Theo will develop a friendship with Kimberly McCullough's Robin, but an ABC spokesperson teases that "there's more to Theo than meets the eye."

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AMC Alum & MAD MEN Star Welcome A Son!

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During the hustle and bustle of summer, one stork report slipped under the radar: Connie Fletcher Staton (ex-Erin, ALL MY CHILDREN) and her husband, MAD MEN star Aaron Staton, have welcomed their first child. "I did have our sweet little boy, Beckett, on June 29th," the proud mama tells Soaps In Depth. "He's three months old now and babbling away... We're totally in love with him -- he just keeps getting more and more fun." Little Beckett already has a playmate with a similar Hollywood pedigree: the daughter of Staton's fellow AMC alumni, Alexa Havins (ex-Babe) and Justin Bruening (ex-Jamie). "He has a very beautiful, six-weeks younger girlfriend, Miss Lexington Bruening, who lives about seven houses down," Beckett's mom reveals.

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Details On Rick Hearst's CASTLE Gig!

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Remember when THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Rick Hearst (Whip; ex-Ric, GENERAL HOSPITAL) announced that he'd booked a role on CASTLE? Well, now Soaps In Depth has the scoop on his episode of the hit ABC crime drama!

The actor will play Dr. Elliot Lefcourt, a wealthy anesthesiologist from the tony New York City suburb of Westchester, and Ever Carradine plays his wife, Mirielle, in "Murder Most Fowl." His character gets drawn into the mystery when problems from his beautiful new wife's past marriage lead Castle (played by ONE LIFE TO LIVE's Nathan Fillion, [ex-Joey], of course!) and Beckett to a shocking discovery. Is the dashing Dr. Lefcourt being truthful with the police... or is he part of a bigger conspiracy? "The great thing about Nathan is that it doesn't matter," Hearst tells In Depth of working with the daytime alum-turned-primetime star. "He greets everyone [so warmly.] He'll say, 'Welcome, welcome!' He's like the Pied Piper of that place."

Hearst's episode will air on Monday, November 8, at 10 p.m. EST.

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Jackson's New Addition!

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As Soaps In Depth's Twitter feed announced exclusively on Friday, GENERAL HOSPITAL's Jonathan Jackson (Lucky) and wife Lisa (ex-Hannah) welcomed their third child into the world at 1:11 pm on Thursday, October 7. Joining 7-year-old Caleb and 4-year-old Adora in the Jackson family, little Titus Gabriel weighed in at 7 lbs., 1 oz. and was 19 inches long. "Lisa's doing great," the proud papa tells In Depth. "We're super excited and grateful!"

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Soap Swaps Roles!

DegnanKellycrop.jpgEarlier this week, soapsindepth.com exclusively broke the news that daytime newcomer Josh Kelly had been tapped to play Joey Buchanan on ONE LIFE TO LIVE. Now comes word that Kelly will not be playing Joey... instead, Tom Degnan (Adam, AS THE WORLD TURNS) will make his debut as Viki and Clint's younger son on Wednesday, November 24. But don't count hottie Kelly out just yet! As it turns out, the powers that be decided that Kelly was a better fit for a different role that they were also trying to cast!

"After auditioning a talented group of guys for the role of Joey, we are excited to announce that not one, but two of them will be joining the cast of OLTL in contract roles," executive producer Frank Valentini tells Soaps In Depth. "We have now cast Tom Degnan in the role of Viki's son, Joey Buchanan, and we have decided that Josh Kelly is a great fit for the other contract role that we have written. We look forward to both actors joining the show."

Look for Degnan to debut just in time for Joey to celebrate Thansgiving with his parents, while Kelly's first air date is yet to be determined.

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Layla & Adriana Return!

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When ONE LIFE TO LIVE's Cristian heads to Paris next month to visit Layla, he'll not only be reunited with his long-distance fiancée, but portrayer David Fumero will be sharing screen time with his real-life wife as well! A show spokesperson confirms that Melissa Fumero (Adriana) and Tika Sumpter (Layla) will appear the week of Monday, November 8. Bitchy Bangs is back!

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It's Six Degrees Of Nathan Fillion!

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Another soap alum will be guest starring on ABC's CASTLE: A Martinez (ex-Ray, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Roy, GENERAL HOSPITAL; Cruz, SANTA BARBARA) will appear on the show airing Monday, October 18, at 10 p.m. EST. In the episode titled "Anatomy Of A Murder," Martinez plays Cesar Calderon, a former drug trafficker (who just so happens to be a huge fan of Richard Castle's novels) who has tried to turn his life around. But when the investigation into the murder of a female doctor leads to Calderon, Castle -- played, of course, by OLTL grad Nathan Fillion, ex-Joey -- and Stana Katic's Beckett must decide if Calderon truly is innocent... or if he has something to hide about his involvement with the doctor's death.

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Turner Returns To DANCING WITH THE STARS!

AidenRachelcrop.jpgNo, there hasn't been a recount of votes, but Aiden Turner (ex-Aidan, ALL MY CHILDREN), a Season 9 contestant on DANCING WITH THE STARS, is back at the reality competition series. The former soap hunk was recently in the ballroom to do some interviewing for a segment to air on THE RACHAEL RAY SHOW tomorrow, Friday, October 8. (Check local listings for time.) "I'm doing an inside behind-the-scenes peek as to what goes on at DANCING for Rachael," Turner tells Soaps In Depth.

The celebrity correspondent spent time with current contestants Florence Henderson, Rick Fox and Kyle Massey, as well as hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke and judge Len Goodman. "Tom's a genius," marvels Turner. "I'm asking Brooke how she does what she does so gracefully... I'm also trying to get back at Len for his bad scores!" Does this mean Turner's going to be doing more reporting gigs? "I'm keeping with the acting," he says. "But I'm doing this in the meantime, too. It's something that I've taken to really easily. I find it to be fun and enjoyable."

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Rinna Bares It All!

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You've seen Lisa Rinna (ex-Billie, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) on the red carpet, on DANCING WITH THE STARS and as the former host of SOAPnet's SOAPTALK as the glamorous woman with the smokin' hot figure. Now, the performer takes off the makeup and takes viewers into her real life as a wife, working mother, author, and entrepreneur -- and that of the parallel experiences of her hunky husband, Harry Hamlin (LA LAW), in the new docudrama HARRY LOVES LISA. "We created a show about our life, our essence and who we are," Rinna previews. "It's just really fun, and I really hope that people are entertained by it." The series premieres Wednesday, October 6, at 10 p.m. EST on TV Land. For more from Rinna, including the scoop on her scandalous new book, Starlit: A Novel (also released this week), check out the feature interview with the actress in an upcoming issue of Soaps In Depth.

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Chow Down With Your Favorite Soap Stars!

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Would you like to wrap your taste buds around an out-of-this-world Eggplant Parmesan? Got a craving for a decadent Dutch Apple Pie? How about a bite of a healthy Protein-Packed Veggie Burger or a mouthful of exotic Lobster Cantonese? Whatever your appetite longs for, Soap Dishes: The Cookbook has got it! GENERAL HOSPITAL's Steve Burton (Jason) and Derk Cheetwood (Max) have joined forces and gathered culinary masterpieces from 35 of today's most popular soap stars from all three networks and all six shows. "When Derk and I lived together a lot of years ago, he did all the cooking. He was my wife before my wife was my wife!" Burton laughs. "We thought a cookbook with all of our friends was a great idea, so we said, 'Let's do it!'" The end result is 200-plus pages of great recipes, personal photos and stories that take an intimate look into each celebrity's life. For ordering information and a full list of participating stars, visit www.SoapDishesTheCookbook.com. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Desi Geestman Foundation, which provides financial and emotional support to pediatric cancer patients and their families.

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Bed-Time Story

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Soap fans know Florencia Lozano as ONE LIFE TO LIVE's tragic heroine, Téa Delgado, but in Actors Equity circles, she's also known as an accomplished stage performer and playwright. The latest production from the creative gal's pen is underneathmybed, now playing at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in New York City through Sunday, October 10.

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Dress Like Vanessa!

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Do you love how chic GENERAL HOSPITAL's Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo (Brenda) always looks? Well, this could be your chance to own something that the star has in her very own closet! In honor of October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Marcil Giovinazzo has joined forces with GUESS to sell the cute "Love Tank" she's wearing in the picture to the left, with 100% of the proceeds going to Sojourn Services For Battered Women And Their Children. "I have been involved with Sojourn for years, so it is a very special project for us," she tells Soaps In Depth.

The tank retails for $24 and is currently for sale at www.guess.com, as well as at select California and Las Vegas GUESS stores. For more information on Marcil Giovinazzo's involvement with Sojourn, visit www.vanessaconnection.com. And stay tuned to GH this month to see Brenda wearing the tank!

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Actor Shines After Dark

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Are you an ALL MY CHILDREN fan who is missing seeing Vincent Irizarry (ex-David) cause trouble in Pine Valley? Well, this may temporarily fill that void: The actor will guest star on NCIS: LOS ANGELES on Tuesday, October 12. In the episode titled "Little Angels," the NCIS team is in a race against time to save the daughter of a Naval Commander after a videotape reveals that the little girl has been buried alive! Irizarry plays Andre Maragos, a successful businessman whose family has a dark past. NCIS: LOS ANGELES airs on CBS at 9 p.m. EST.

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Celebrate The Holidays With The Divas Of Daytime!

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ONE LIFE TO LIVE's Kassie DePaiva (Blair), Kathy Brier (ex-Marcie) and ALL MY CHILDREN's Bobbie Eakes (Krystal) -- also known as the Divas Of Daytime TV -- are headed to Florida for a concert performance just in time for the holidays! And Vincent Irizarry (ex-David, AMC) will be joining them! The show will be held at the East Bay Country Club in Largo at 1 p.m. EST on Sunday, December 12. General admission tickets run $85 and include a meet-and-greet session. (Tickets will be sold at the door the day of the concert for $100.) There will also be raffle gifts and auction items for sale, with proceeds will benefiting MyHopeChest.org, a non-profit foundation that provides funding for reconstructive surgery for breast cancer survivors.

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