The Daytime Emmy Awards are finally just around the corner! Thanks to a prolonged game of "Not it!" played by the major networks when it came time to decide who would air the show, the show wasn't broadcast in its normal May/June slot, and has instead found itself on the CW, in August, on a Sunday. Next Sunday, August 30th, at 8 PM to be precise! Check back here for more details about our coverage of the show.
We are, as always, excited. "Why," you may ask, "Do you so look forward to an awards show with terrible production values and whose decisions are almost always maddening?" For many reasons, dear readers, for many reasons:
The Daytime Emmys have it all!
To celebrate, we will once again be posting supplemental Emmys content this week, including Emmy reels, predictions, and polls, leading up to the big show, hosted by Vanessa Williams (!!!) and featuring the following presenters (list courtesy of Beth R.):Kristin Alderson (One Life to Live) * Bradford Anderson (General Hospital) * Tyra Banks (The Tyra Banks Show) * Brandon Buddy (One Life to Live) * Patrick Duffy (The Bold and the Beautiful) * Melissa Claire Egan (All My Children) * Colin Eggelsfield (Melrose Place) * Jennie Garth (90210) * Anthony Geary (General Hospital) * Van Hansis (As the World Turns) * Elizabeth Hendrickson (The Young and the Restless) * Bindi Irwin (Bindi the Jungle Girl ) * Jay Kenneth Johnson (Days of Our Lives) * Katherine Kelly Lang (The Bold and the Beautiful) * Lori Loughlin (90210) * Susan Lucci (All My Children) * Gilles Marini (Dancing with the Stars, Brothers & Sisters) * Kyle Massey (That's So Raven) * Chris Massey (Zoey 101) * Cameron Mathison (All My Children) * Daytime Emmy Nominee Dr. Phil McGraw (Dr. Phil) * Robin McGraw * Billy Miller (The Young and the Restless) * Ronn Moss (The Bold & the Beautiful) *Robert Newman (Guiding Light) * Sandra Oh (Grey's Anatomy) * Rachael Ray (The Rachael Ray Show) * James Scott (Days of Our Lives) * Jake Silbermann (As The World Turns) * Kirsten Storms (General Hospital),
Oh yeah, and also, BETTY MOTHEREFFING WHITE!!! How can you not be excited about that?!?!
So you say your General Hospital nostalgia is so strong, your yearning to remember the days when the show didn't stink the place up so intense, your affection for Antonio Sabato Jr.'s bare torso so longstanding that you will watch even his cheesy, low-rent VH1 reality dating show fame-grab -- er, quest for love? Well, that'll learn ya, huh? Fortunately for the smarter of you out there who avoided it, we took one for the team and live-blogged this thing. Read on, but beware, the scent of desperation may overwhelm you even through the internet!
[By the way, we could not keep all these women straight, so at some point soon we will bring you the e-flashcard version of Know Your Desperate Famewhores! It should be both fun and educational, which is the balance we always try to strike.]
Mallory: I hope your vaccinations are all in order, because we are in for a long hour of skankery
Becca: I even took some preventative antibiotics, just in case. You, at least, have watched a VH1 reality dating show before, haven't you? I'm totally inexperienced!
Mallory: I'm not particularly proud to admit that I have, and that each show has killed a part of my soul, which is why it's becoming rapidly clear that I am dead inside.
Mallory: I am TOTALLY resisting the impulse to make a virgin who can't drive joke about you, by the by
Becca: I know! I almost added "which makes me totally different, I suspect, from the contestants on this show." But I thought they might take my feminist card for that. Though if they haven't for watching GH, the revocation standards aren't that high...
Mallory: Do you have VH1 on now, btw? I can sort of get debasing yourself for Jagger, but not for this random girl famous for being on VH1 reality shows.
Becca: I do not. I can only deal in limited doses. Plus I had to see which house this lovely English couple chose in northern Spain on House Hunters International.
Mallory: House Hunters International? Nerd Alert!
Becca: Whatever, you like Harry Potter! And I was merely trying to culture-it-up a bit in anticipation of our next hour. What random girl?
Mallory: Megan...something or other, from Beauty and the Geek AND Rock of Love AND Rock of Love Charm School AND I Love Money.
Becca: What?! She was a contestant on all of those?
Mallory: YES! She was!
Becca: And she didn't get chosen (er, "chosen") on those, so they brought her back? How tragic. Add it to the list of things I don't understand about VH1.
Mallory: Oooh! Here we go
Becca: OMG, it's five seconds in and we have multiple shirtless shots!
Mallory: Opening on a shirtless shot was a wise move, VH1 producers
Becca: Ugh, I miss Hawaii.
Mallory: The credit sequences features lots of shirtlessness and tight shirts. I think they know who their target audience is.
Becca: In this instance I am happy to be a lowest common denominator.
Becca: Whoever called Jagger "the hunk with a heart," or told ASJ it is okay to refer to yourself that way, complete with airquotes?
Mallory: He didn't seem as ashamed as he should have been to refer to himself in that way. Although if he had any sense of shame, he wouldn't be on this show in the first place, so I suppose it is a moot point.
Sources very close to the set of CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless have revealed the amazing cat-ress who plays Kitty Benson is thisclose to walking amid tense contract negotiations! (Daytime Confidential)
This week the Pine Valley Bulletin examines Madison North. Is she pretty smart? Or pretty stupid? Will she go down for her husband's murder? Take the PVB poll and share your thoughts! (Pine Valley Bulletin)
Stop by and check out our images and video of Rick Springfield at the O.C. Fair! (Scrubs Hub)
The Serial Drama girls reinstate the General Hospital Week in Review, and upon review conclude that pretty much the entire show -- except for karaoke night and Alexis and Diane -- is still terrible. (Serial Drama)
Days of Our Lives' Kate is in the closet and EJ's is determined to get revenge against Sami. (Soap Opera Examiner)
The week's episode of "We Love Soaps Radio" features Days of Our Lives' Taylor Spreitler and Terry Serpico from Army Wives. Plus, find out what Newcomb, Jacob and Goldberg thing about the latet soap news and hot topics. (We Love Soaps)
Karakoe Success, Nancy Lee Grahn event info and a cool summer poll for you to take! (Wubs)