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Daytime Confidential's Jillian is dishing the latest The Bold and the Beautiful spoilers and offers a sneak peek at what's coming down the pipe this fall. (Daytime Confidential)
Michael Fairman handicaps the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards and gives the odds on who will and will not take home the big award. (Michael Fairman Soaps)
We have everything you need to know about Kimberly McCullough and Jason Thompson's AIDS Walk fundraising campaign - including how to win an autographed script, clothes off their back, and set tour for four. (Scrubs Hub)
All My Children this week has taught the Serial Drama girls that Baby Trevor is far wiser than any of his parental figures, and that Tad Martin may, in fact, be the biggest Zach/Kendall 'shipper of them all. (Serial Drama)
The Young and the Restless has been a favorite soap of Mary Montanari for a very long time, but as of late, more often than not, she finds herself fast forwarding through several convoluted plots. Please Y&R, give us a break and end some of these brutally boring storylines. (Soap Opera Examiner)
Will Twitter Save Daytime TV? Read The Wubqueen's non-scientific observations. (Wubs)
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:
If your favorite actor wins an Emmy, you can smugly pat yourself on the back and say that you knew he/she was the best in daytime.
If your favorite actor loses an Emmy, you can rant and rave, and discuss the intelligence of the Emmy voters with disdain.
Forced banter between the presenters!
Hot people in formal wear.
The possibility--nay, probability--that at least five people will wear something so ugly that it will either burn your corneas or amuse you for days.
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), Dr. Travis Stork (The Doctors) * Alex Trebek (Jeopardy) *Montel Williams * Kim Zimmer (Guiding Light)
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: Jealous! 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.
Daytime fans you are in for a treat. Mimi Torchin, Mother of Soap Opera Journalism, returns to Daytime Confidential! This is a special interview you'll want to tune in for. (Daytime Confidential)
Robin and Patrick have some of the best dialogue on General Hospital, see which of the latest most memorable made our list (Scrubs Hub)
It's a day that ends in -y, so, naturally, Sam McCall is being threatened, Spinelli is babbling and General Hospital is inventing new levels of terrible. (Serial Drama)
Behind the scenes on a soap - how many tubes of lipstick does it take? Mary Montanari ponders the products from wardrobe to hair spray to makeup to set decor they must use on a soap opera. (Soap Opera Examiner)
In the latest installment of Damon L. Jacobs' lunch with Louise Sorel, the actress shares her experience working on Days of Our Lives, burying Carly alive, and a day in the life as a box of french fries. (We Love Soaps)
The best argument the soap opera genre can make in favor of its own survival airs at 2pm EST on ABC/ 9pm EST and its name is One Life to Live. Luke Kerr makes the case for why One Life to Live deserves to be the last ABC soap standing. (Daytime Confidential)
Everyone's talking about it and so are we. Share your thoughts on the big news of the week... All My Children moves to LA! (Pine Valley Bulletin)
Come and see if you can put The Drake Family back together in our latest puzzle! (Scrubs Hub)
The Serial Drama girls are so desperate for General Hospital related entertainment that they have resorted to creating word games. This week, play The Jumble, GH style. (Serial Drama)
One Life to Live does Grey Gardens. A great "Sonny's Bio" to detail his long line of women, and General Hospital goes all out for a remote shoot. (Wubs)
Passions villain Phillip Jeanmarie talks Workshop The Series, gay firsts and James Reilly with Daytime Confidential's Jamey Giddens. (Daytime Confidential)
Poor Annie...she's been accused, threatened, framed. And Kendall, she's so mixed up at this point she thinks she really did kill Stuart. Revisit a the PVB "Who killed Stuart" poll and tell us who you think it is, if you even care anymore! (Pine Valley Bulletin)
Save the Date - October 15th at 6pm! This year the annual 'Love Out Loud' POZ charity event for AIDS Walk LA will be held at Hollywood's current "it" spot h.wood. Check out who's already on the list and stay tuned for more announcements. (Scrubs Hub)
The Serial Drama girls have come to realize that Bob Guza and Charles Pratt are trying their hardest to write the most depressing shows on television. (Serial Drama)
It's Soap Opera 101, every soaps chick certainly needs a supply of DNA Collection kits, a pregnancy pillow and of course a fake preggers false results testing kit, but they all need their cover girl bag of cosmetic tricks. (Soap Opera Examiner)
ATI president of Worldwide Media and Entertainment Jim Romanovich spoke with We Love Soaps about this year's Daytime Emmy telecast airing on August 30 on The CW. (We Love Soaps)
The Wubqueen dusts off her Wub-Writing and delivers her parody: Part One of the Karaoke WUB..catch the "guest star" at the end. (Wubs)
What is the hardest thing Daytime Confidential's Jamey Giddens has ever had to do? Find out at Daytime Confidential. (Daytime Confidential)
Take me to the GH Fan Club Weekend 2009! - Event coverage, photo gallery, and video interviews from one of soaps biggest fan fests of the year at Michael Fairman Soaps. (Michael Fairman Soaps)
Have you wondered how General Hospital managed to sign Sarah Brown to the poorly written, bizarre role of Claudia Zacchara? The Serial Drama girls have a theory about how it went down. (Serial Drama)
General Hospital's Spinelli and Maxie have managed to create a sort of love buzz progression that works for some but not for others. GH fans are simply polarized where this couple is concerned. (Soap Opera Examiner)
Last weekend's GH Fan Club Weekend was a blast! Come and relive some fun moments with us. (The Scrubs Hub)
The week's episode of We Love Soaps Radio features a fascinating interview with legendary Another World writer Harding Lemay. Plus, find out what Newcomb, Jacob and Goldberg think about the latest soap news and hot topics. (We Love Soaps)
Some General Hospital scoop about the "on the run" story and a great video link up with Julie Marie Berman and Kirsten Storms answering fan questions (Wubs)
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)
Want to know the latest on General Hospital's murder mystery, a possible JOlivia triangle and if Elizabeth might expose Rebecca? Find out the latest General Hospital spoilers and rumors. (Daytime Confidential)
How well do you know Robin & Patrick? Finish our crossword puzzle and find out! (Scrubs Hub)
General Hospital may be lacking in romance, continuity and plausibility, but the writers hope we'll be too impressed with their outdated pop culture references to notice. (Serial Drama)
When real life is stranger than a soap. How fabulous it would be if soap opera viewers had the power to file ridiculous storyline charges, (RSC) against the powers that be as their favorite soaps character. (Soap Opera Examiner)
Damon L. Jacobs recently spoke with veteran actress Patsy Pease and has a revealing interview with the former Days of Our Lives star. (We Love Soaps)