Soap News: Kourtney Kardashian heads to OLTL, DAYS celebrates 45 years and more casting notes

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Kourtney Kardashian will make an appearance on One Life to Live, which will be filmed for her E! reality series, Kourtney & Kim Take New York. E! confirms that the reality star will not be playing herself but her character will interact with Cristian (David Fumero) and Blair (Cassie DePaiva). Kourtney’s scenes will air in March.

Ted King (ex-Luis/Lorenzo, General Hospital; ex-Danny, Loving/The City) will be also be joining One Life to Live on January 21st and will be connected to Blair. King is currently working on his character breakdown with the writers and producers. Apparently his new character will also be called Luis.

Natalia Livingston (ex-Emily/Rebecca, GH) is moving to Days of our Lives as Taylor Raines, Nicole’s sister. Taylor was previously played by Katherine Ellis from 1998-1999 and was involved with Jensen Ackles’ Eric Brady before her sister Nicole caught his eye.

Tristan Rogers (ex-Robert, GH) will appear on The Young and the Restless beginning December 7th as Colin who has ties to Cane (Daniel Goddard).

— As of December, Ashley Jones (Bridget) will be downgraded to recurring status while newcomer Kristolyn Lloyd (Dayzee) will be upped to contract status.

Andrea Evans (ex-Tina, OLTL; ex-Rebecca, Passions) will be returning to B&B as Tawny Moore (Amber’s mother). Evans’ Tawny was last seen in Los Angeles in 2000, however resurfaced on The Young and the Restless for a quick visit earlier this year. Tawny comes to B&B on Dec. 29th after losing her trailer and hoping that Amber will help her.

Eddie Matos (ex-Ricky, Port Charles; ex-Pete, GH) will appear on All My Children as minister Ricky Torres beginning December 6th.

Sarah Glendening (ex-Lucy; ATWT) will also be headed to AMC as the new Marissa, replacing Brittany Allen – who will last air on Dec. 17th while Glendening makes her debut on Dec. 20th).

Thorsten Kaye will be leaving his role as AMC’s Zach. Look for Zach to be presumed dead in plane crash.

Days of our Lives celebrated its 45th anniversary this past Monday and also made the transition to HD – the iconic opening credits were also redone. NBC has also announced that the soap has been renewed for another two years (until at least September 2013. Here are some photos from the anniversary events this past weekend which include the Day of Days and the 45th Anniversary party at the House of Blues:

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