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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‘General Hospital’ Rumors Liven Up the Weekend

Rumors of Bob Guza’s Departure Are Greatly Exaggerated Oh, “General Hospital,”  I can always count on you to generate more crazy rumors than any other soap, even on the weekend when nobody who works on the show is available to comment.  Friday, Soap Opera Digest’s website claimed that longtime headwriter Bob Guza was on his […]

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‘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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And ‘General Hospital’s Big Bad Balkan Is…?

The Balkan’s Unsurprising Identity All week ABC announced that Friday would be the day everybody had been waiting for: the identity of “General Hospital”s’ mysterious crimelord, the Balkan, would be revealed.  OMG!  The news everyone viewer has been awaiting breathlessly.  Well, except that there were not exactly a plethora of suspects. There was Jerry (Sebastian […]

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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: Missed Opportunties

Michael Nouri Joins ‘All My Children’ Michael Nouri is the latest “primetime” actor to join daytime.  Nouri, who recently played a recurring role on the prestige cable drama ‘Damages,’ is well known to primetime soap fans as Summer’s Dad on ‘The O.C.’ He is also remembered for his role as Jennifer Beals love interest in […]

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Deep Soap: ‘One Life To Live’ Wins GLAAD Award

And the Award for the Most Uncomfortable Moment Goes To… Fans of awkward awards show moments like Santa Barbara’s Bridget Dobson rushing to the Daytime Emmy stage to accept the award after being fired, and the producer interrupting the director of the Best Documentary Short at last week’s Oscars would surely have gotten a kick […]

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