Daytime Emmy Nominations Shockers

The nominations for the 38th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced this morning. There were plenty of surprises. Some outstanding actors who had never been nominated before were finally recognized. On the other hand, the flawed nomination process, in which nominees are chosen on the basis of one or two episodes, resulted in some selections […]

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Deep Soap: Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo’s Return Not A Blockbuster

So Much for the Brenda Bump Last week’s Nielsen ratings are in. After months of hype, and ABC giving up all of their Tuesday programming to a celebration of All Things Brenda, Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo’s return to ‘General Hospital‘ on August 11th had absolutely no impact on the show’s ratings. While Brenda’s first episodes have been underwhelming, […]

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Deep Soap: Is Stacy Haiduk’s ‘Y&R’ Departure Tragic?

Why I Am Not Heartbroken Over Stacy Haiduk’s Departure From ‘The Young & The Restless’ I have read several articles decrying the departure of Stacy Haiduk (Patty/Emily) from ‘The Young & The Restless.’  I disagree.  Haiduk is an extraordinarily talented actress who made Patty into one of daytime’s most memorable psychos and managed to give […]

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Deep Soap: Lauralee Bell Returns to ‘Y&R’

Welcome Back, Christine ‘Y&R’s Cricket Blair was my childhood nemesis.  The teen model was everything I was not: blonde, popular, constantly praised for her beauty and goodness.  Every single male in her age range was instantly smitten with her.  She was also beloved for being a huge prude and a teacher’s pet.  Based on my […]

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