Amelia Heinle of "The Young & the Restless" (Photo: CBS)

Deep Soap: Daytime Emmy Hosts Announced; Are the Women of ‘Young & the Restless’ Leaning Out?

Daytime Emmys Hosts and Presenters Announced “The 40th Annual Daytime Emmys” are just nine days away. HLN has announced that the awards show will be hosted by “Good Morning America” weather man Sam Champion, and HLN personalities A.J. Hammer and Robin Meade. In other words, three people who mean nothing to the soap, talk and […]

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Which Soap Had the Best Halloween?

It’s Halloween, the greatest of soap holidays. It’s the chance for characters to don elaborate expensive costumes that reveal aspects of their personality and attend masquerade parties where anything can happen.  With the holiday falling on a Monday, Halloween became a four day extravaganza this year in both real life and on television. It’s unfair […]

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Daytime Emmy Awards 2011: Live Blog

7:42 PM The press room is closing. Thanks to those of you who stuck with me. On the whole, I thought it was much better than last years ceremony from a production standpoint, even though I am mystified by a couple of the results. Oh. Daytime Emmys, I hope this isn’t the last time I […]

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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’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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The Best of Daytime in 2010

There were a lot of good things that happened in daytime in 2010.  Really, there were. Ratings may have declined, but the mainstream visibility of soaps rose.  From James Franco’s role on “General Hospital,” to Neil Patrick Harris’s Twitter fight with Eric Braeden, the media remembered that soaps exist.  Several beloved actors returned to their […]

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