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51st Annual Daytime Emmy Creative Arts and Lifestyle Awards: Dwayne Wade, ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’, ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ Win Gold

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On Saturday night, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the winners of The 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Creative Arts & Lifestyle Awards.

It was a night of firsts with former NBA basketball star, Dwayne Wade winning his first Daytime Emmy as an Executive Producer of the short form doc for Netflix, The Dads  In The Dads, on a fishing trip with Matthew Shepard’s father, five disparate dads discuss their love, hopes and fears for their trans kids in this short documentary.

In addition, Oscar winner Robert Downey Jr, also won his first Emmy in his career for Downey’s Dream Cars in the Lifestyle program category, The final award of the night for Culinary Host went to first-time Emmy-winner, Buddy Valastro for Legends of the Fork.

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The Costume Design/Styling Award went to CBS‘ The Bold and the Beautiful and the team of Jeresa Featherstone, Anabel Shuckhart, Lucy Flores, Jennifer Johns, Patrice Johnson, Ross Fuentes, Gail Mosley, Angelo Santos.

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The Kelly Clarkson Show picked up two more awards on the second night of Emmys in technical categories; Outstanding Live Sound Mixing and Editing and Outstanding Lighting Direction. In addition, Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones and African Queens: Njinga also received three awards. The View took home one award for the Directing Team for a Multiple Camera Daytime Non-Fiction Program.

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The Lifetime Achievement Honor was presented to public television host and cookbook author Lidia Bastianich by her grandson Lorenzo Manuali. Bastianich has authored several companion cookbooks for her Emmy Award-winning shows “Lidia’s Kitchen,” “Lidia’s Italy in America” and “Lidia’s Italy,” where she has filmed from her own kitchen for 25 years.

Presenters for the evening included: Valerie Bertinelli (Valerie’s Home Cooking), Kimberlin Brown( The Bold and the Beautiful), Elia Cantu (Days of our Lives),  Evan Hofer (General Hospital), Courtney Hope (The Young and the Restless), Sheryl Lee Ralph (Unexpected) and more.

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Rachel Schwartz, Incoming Head of Daytime Emmy Administration, shared with heartfelt admiration.“As the Daytime Emmys entered its second half-century, this evening’s winners at the Creative Arts & Lifestyle ceremony reflected the full breadth and diversity of the Daytime landscape, from Instructional to Travel to Legal and, of course, to Culinary, with our genre-defining Lifetime Achievement recipient Lidia Bastianich. In a 2023 year marked by two necessary industry-changing strikes, the Daytime community has once again shown its resilience and continued dedication to excellence,” expressed Rachel Schwartz, Incoming Head of Daytime Emmy Administration, with heartfelt admiration.

Check out the complete winners list here.

What do you think of The Bold and the Beautiful winning Costume Design? Dwayne Wade and Robert Downey Jr receiving their first Daytime Emmys? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Jophielle Love Talks On Violet’s Emotional Scenes with Finn, the Loss of Gregory, and Taylor Swift

During General Hospital’s recent episodes surrounding the death of Gregory Chase (Gregory Harrison), who succumbed to complications from ALS, many in the cast delivered touching performances; including Jophielle Love (Violet).

In story, Violet learns of her grandfather’s passing when she comes home from school and her father, Finn (Michael Easton) sits her down to explain that Gregory passed away in the middle of the night. Violet’s reaction was one of devastation and tears.

Michael Fairman TV caught with Jophielle on the red carpet at the recent 51st annual Daytime Creative Arts and Lifestyle Emmy Award ceremonies, where she was a nominee for Best Original Song for the song she co-wrote, “Shine.” The track was first heard back on a December 2023 episode of the ABC daytime drama series and is currently available on Spotify and other music streaming platforms.

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When talking about the departure of Gregory Harrison, and Violet’s reaction to her grandpa’s passing, Love shared, “Well, I was very tired from the taping of the three-day wedding, so I already had the tears in me. I knew that I was always going to see him (Gregory Harrison) in real life, but I was also very, very sad he was leaving the show. He was such a delight to work with.”

When Violet saw how difficult it was for her on-screen dad, Finn, to cope with with the death of Gregory, Love shared, “It’s hard for Violet, but Michael and I, we still see each other and he’s always happy (in real life). But, those scenes were hard. I was comforting him.”

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Receiving her first Daytime Emmy nomination as songwriter was a thrill for Jophielle: “Well first of all, I was jumping up and down and Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) came and told me while I was on set. I was just so excited.”

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Since pop superstar, Taylor Swift, started at a very young age as a singer and a songwriter, does Love see herself as a mini-Taylor? Jophielle emphatically stated, “I’m a mini Me“.  As to what she thinks of the record-setting Swift’s music, and if she likes her work. Love shared, “Yeah, yeah … so, so…”

What did you think of Jophielle’s performance during the passing of Gregory? And her comments here on Gregory Harrison, Michael Easton and Taylor Swift? Comment below.

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General Hospital Issues Statement Condemning Racist Attacks Directed at Tabyana Ali

After continued online racist comments directed at General Hospital cast member, Tabyana Ali (Trina), the series has issued its own statement on the situation across all of its social media platforms on Tuesday.

Ali, who back on June 9th took to X to stand up to the racist remarks sent her way, has been facing the same situation since joining the soap opera back in 2022 as a recast in the role of Trina Robinson.

Throughout her time on the ABC soap opera, Tabyana had been one-half of the popular young love story of “Sprina” along with Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer).

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Now General Hospital is standing up and alongside Ali, with its statement which read: “General Hospital does not tolerate hatred or bigotry of any kind. Racism has no place in Port Charles. GH is for everyone.”  Since its posting, the ability to comment has been turned off on the GH Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts.

While the statement does not specifically name Ali, according to Soap Opera Digest, ABC has been communicating with Ali and her representatives about how best to navigate the situation. Once the statement was issued, Ali took to X and said, “I appreciate you so much ABC/GH.”

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Back on June 9th, Ali opened up about the “hate” directed at her and then added, “To anyone that hates me, that’s absolutely fine. I don’t know you and you don’t me, but regardless I’m sending you peace, safety and prosperity.”

Several of Ali’s GH co-stars have posted the statement on their Instagram accounts including: Kirsten Storms (Maxie), Jacqueline Grace Lopez (Blaze) and Kate Mansi (Kristina).

What do you think of General Hospital’s statement that racism has no place in Port Charles? Are you glad they stood up for Tabyana, and moving forward for any form of racism related to the show and its cast? Comment below.

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John J. York Shares His Emotional Journey from Cancer Back to ‘General Hospital’ with ‘Good Morning America’

General Hospital fans are counting the hours till tomorrow, and the June 19th episode of the ABC daytime drama series, where they will see the highly-anticipated return of longtime veteran, John J. York (Mac Scorpio).

York has been through a physical and emotional rollercoaster fighting two blood cancers, myelodysplastic syndromes and multiple smoldering myeloma, and receiving a lifesaving blood stem cell transplant after months of trying to locate a match donor.

Now, on the other side of it, York sat down with Good Morning America this week ahead of his first episode back on GH, where not only do we see the moment he steps through the door at Maxie’s (Kirsten Storms) and is welcomed by her, Georgie, Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) and he will also meet the new young children playing the role of Bailey James, twins Riley and Miley Polonki.

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Speaking with tears in his eye on coming back to work at the set of GH, York expressed, “Everybody has been very welcoming. Very welcoming, and here I go right off the bat (begins to tear up). I can’t tell you how nice it’s been to get the support that I have gotten.”

When asked by GMA’s Zohreen Shah, what he missed the most about being away from GH, while undergoing treatment, York shared, “I just felt so attached that I didn’t feel I missed anything. I just took a little break and a little vacation, I guess, and had to go through something, and now we’re here kind of on the other side of it.”

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The story for Mac heats up on today’s June 18th episode of GH, when in a preview for the show, Cody (Josh Kelly) talks to Sasha (Sofia Mattsson) and finally admits he is having regrets about the time he wasted with Mac, after seeing how Chase (Josh Swickard) has been grieving the loss of his father, Gregory.  Will he fess up when Mac steps back into action and tell him that he is his biological son? Stay tuned.

Check out John’s emotional appearance on Good Morning America below. Are you looking forward to seeing Mac back in action on GH starting tomorrow? Comment below.

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