‘General Hospital’ Gets Oscar Shout Outs

The Soapiest Oscars Ever It may well go down as the least entertaining Oscars ever. However, it was the best Academy Awards for ABC Daytime.  In the “Inception” inspired opening montage, Morgan Freeman, who appeared on several soaps before he became a movie star, told co-host James Franco, ‘The naked girl from ‘Love and Other […]

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‘General Hospital’s Big Confession: Michael Was Sexually Assaulted

“General Hospital” finally dared to go there, “Degrassi” style.  For months, the show left viewers uncomfortably speculating about whether Michael (Chad Duell) had been sexually assaulted. This week, Michael confirmed what the audience has suspected for months when he admitted that he was raped in prison.  Done right, this has the potential to be a […]

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The Daytime Emmy’s Will Live in 2011

Daytime Emmys Scheduled Mark your calendars.  There will be a Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony in 2011.  Soap Opera Digest reports that the event will happen on June 19th.  So far there is no information available about where they will take place, what network will air them, or whether the ceremony will again be a showcase […]

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‘General Hospital’s Bus Accident Crashes and Burns

Get on the Bus ABC Daytime’s promo department deserves an Emmy for their marketing of the great “General Hospital” bus crash of 2011.  Thanks to all of the hype, I was prepared for a dramatic accident scene, high risk rescues, and lives hanging in the balance. Instead, the accident happened off screen.  One moment, Morgan […]

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‘All My Children’ Makes an Unintentionally Naughty Video

‘All My Children’s Accidental Porn Sometimes daytime budget cuts result in accidental hilarity.  Once upon a time a lighting problem that resulted in an actor casting an unattractive shadow on the wall during a scene would mandate a reshoot.  ‘All My Children’s‘ shooting schedule mandates that it use nearly every take where the actor gets […]

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Deep Soap: The Younger Actor Daytime Emmy Nominees Tell All

The Younger Leading Actor category is one of the most interesting slots at this year’s Daytime Emmys.  Four of the five nominees are no longer playing the roles for which they were nominated. I spoke to the three frontrunners, Drew Garrett (Ex-Michael ‘General Hospital‘), Zack Conroy (ex-James ‘Guiding Light‘/Oliver “The Bold & The Beautiful‘) and […]

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