“ALL MY CHILDREN” TURNS 40

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Forty years of All My Children! Can you believe it?

In honor of the 40th anniversary, ABC has set up a web address where fans can purchase vintage photos from the daytime drama.

The special archive photos from the series entire history, dating back to the series premiere in 1970 are already available for purchase at www.abcdaytimefans.com.

Those pics will, of course, include Erica Kane (Susan Lucci), Tad Martin (Michael E. Knight), Leo Du Pres (Josh Duhamel), Maria Grey (Eva LaRue) and Edmund Grey (John Callahan) and Phoebe Wallingford (Ruth Warrick).

ALL MY CHILDREN - Erica and Tom's honeymoon - 9/6/78 (ABC/Steve Fenn) RICHARD SHOBERG, SUSAN LUCCI

ALL MY CHILDREN - Erica and Tom's honeymoon - 9/6/78 (ABC/Steve Fenn) RICHARD SHOBERG, SUSAN LUCCI


VANESSA MARCIL RETURNS TO PORT CHARLES

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Vanessa Marcil, who starred on the hit television series, the original Beverly Hills, 90120, and Las Vegas is coming back to the ABC Daytime soap opera, General Hospital, where she started her acting career.
 
Marcil will reprise the character Brenda Barrett, which she played from 1992 to 2003.  She earned a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2003 for her role on General Hospital.
 
ABC Daytime President, Brian Frons, released a statement about Marcil’s return to the soap, stating, “True to form, Brenda arrives in Port Charles with a secret that will impact Sonny, Jax and Jason. General Hospital has always been dedicated to the strong history of our characters. Fans and viewers alike will be thrilled with her storyline and will agree that her return was worth waiting for.”
 
Marcil’s first airing will be August 11th.
 

 

JAMES FRANCO HEADS BACK TO “GENERAL HOSPITAL”

GENERAL HOSPITAL - Award-winning actor James Franco returns to GENERAL HOSPITAL in the role of bad boy performance artist Franco. His first airdate is Wednesday, June 30, 2010, just as the summer storyline of the long-running daytime drama gets into high gear. The wickedly brilliant Franco will take the citizens of Port Charles on a wild ride of mystery, music, murder and mayhem. Currently nominated for 18 Daytime Emmys, GENERAL HOSPITAL airs weekdays (3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network and at 10 pm ET/PT on SOAPnet. GH09 (ABC/Ron Tom) JAMES FRANCO

GENERAL HOSPITAL - Award-winning actor James Franco returns to GENERAL HOSPITAL in the role of bad boy performance artist Franco. His first airdate is Wednesday, June 30, 2010, just as the summer storyline of the long-running daytime drama gets into high gear. The wickedly brilliant Franco will take the citizens of Port Charles on a wild ride of mystery, music, murder and mayhem. Currently nominated for 18 Daytime Emmys, GENERAL HOSPITAL airs weekdays (3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network and at 10 pm ET/PT on SOAPnet. GH09 (ABC/Ron Tom) JAMES FRANCO

Apparently James Franco enjoyed his stint on General Hospital so much that he’s returning to the daytime drama next month.

And it looks like he’ll be back with a bang. Franco will reprise his role as Franco a bad boy artist who’ll be taking the residents of Port Charles on a wild ride of “mystery, music, murder and mayhem.”

Franco began his original guest stint in 2009 and immediately made a lasting impression on GH viewers. He makes his way back to the show beginning June 30th.

General Hospital airs weekdays, 3:00 p.m. ET on ABC.

CAMERON MATHISON ADDS SOAP TO THOSE SUDS

ALL MY CHILDREN-CAMERON MATHISON portrays "Ryan" on "ALL MY CHILDREN."

ALL MY CHILDREN-CAMERON MATHISON portrays "Ryan" on "ALL MY CHILDREN."

If you’re a fan of daytime dramas you’ve probably also notice the Cheer commercial that pokes a bit of good fun at the industry while hocking their product.

But, did you take a good look at the guy who comes to the rescue of the dingy laundry? It’s Cameron Mathison, who has played Ryan Lavery on All My Children for over a decade.

Mathison knew he wanted to do the campaign the minute he read the script and realized he’d be the soap star, playing a soap star, selling soap. And Mathison tells us he’s gotten a whole new group of people who recognize him now.

All My Children airs Monday through Friday

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Why Mathison said yes to the commercial.

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How Mathison’s celebrity has changed since appearing on the advertisement.

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