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AMC & OLTL Entrants Help Make This Years Daytime Emmys A Real Horse Race!

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Prospect Park’s online revivals of All My Children and One Life to Live are throwing their hats into the ring in a big way for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy competition.

NATAS Senior Director Daytime Emmy Awards, David Michaels, spoke with TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan about how this years race is going to be very exciting.

Michaels stated, “Our entry deadline was last Friday, Jan. 17, and we’ve had a lot of great submissions from AMC and OLTL — in fact, we’ve set an extreme record for the number of entries this year.  From the look of Prospect Park’s submissions, I think they’ll give the four network soaps a real run for their money when it comes to production values and the quality of the writing, directing and acting.”

In addition Michaels pointed out,  “several stars who chose not to submit themselves in recent years have decided to get back into the game — so the more the merrier! Between that, and the enthusiasm from AMC and OLTL, this has the makings of a real horse race.”

So who would you like to see get a nomination from One Life to Live or All My Children? Let us know!

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Michael
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Michael

Kelly Missal and Florencia should be nominated!

Rapids
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Rapids

Four soaps are on TV, Emmy value is kind of a joke. So they are playing up web soaps to make it seem more important. The award show might not be on TV anymore so few people will even know who wins. I believe each network voter will vote for their own people. Soaps are endangered and everyone is fighting to survive a few more years.

Monica
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Monica

If Kelley Missal didn’t submit I’ll be pissed.

AbbyS.
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AbbyS.

I’m very glad to hear this. I can’t take the Emmys seriously when each network show has a 25% chance of winning for Best Daytime Drama, and when the competition is whittled down to nothing. All awards shows are popularity contests, to some extent, and people win because they deserve to and because of other reasons, too, but back when there were 6, 7, 8 or more daytime dramas on, at least there was some competition. Now it’s almost comical. But if AMC and OLTL submit episodes and actors for their work, some of which was quite good, IMO, then… Read more »

mfarris70
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mfarris70

Anything is possible but I think either AMC or OLTL winning Emmys is a long-shot with most voters being in television production.

Alina
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Alina

Without a doubt…Debbi Morgan, Darnell Williams, and Sal Stowers! Hope Debbi reconsidered and entered. Eric Nelsen and Denyse Tontz also deserve it.

Bonnie
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Bonnie

Who is Sal Stowers?

Ray
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Ray

I did not watch the reboots, but always thought Julia Barr and Erica Slezak were amazing. I think this year’s Lead Actress should be Kimberly McCullough, Eileen Davidson, Maura West, Alison Sweeney and Melissa Claire Egan. I also hope the Emmy’s reward Ari Zucker and James Scott.

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

Finola Hughes did some amazing work, too, in 2013; especially her Obrecht-does-Anna turn opposite Faison.

Bonnie
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Bonnie

yes, she should be in there, I am not sure Maura or Kimberly could be considered lead this year. Besides, they barely show some characters they all seem supporting now.

toscanti
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toscanti

I wish they would make up their minds, either reboot both shows or cancel them. This back and forth is like a bad soap opera relationship.

Johnny
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Johnny

I am glad to see that these actors have another chance at some Emmy glory. These actors have been through more than most actors in the last 3 years, starting with the first round of cancellations, then the disappointment of Prospect Park’s first attempt to launch, then the relaunches, then the next cancellations. they uprooted their lives, many from LA and New York, in an attempt to be a part of something groundbreaking. I may be naive or just overly hopeful, but I don’t think these shows are totally done. I don’t what the next forum swould be, (ABC, Online,… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

damed right!!
the acting by some of the soap stars on the internet soaps was stellar!! BRAVO!
And they should be in the running for the awards !!
It doesn’t mater what network or internet production, great actors and their performances should get awarded for a job well done!!

The best to AMC and OLTL entries !!!

Alex North
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Alex North

I think that JEFF KWATINETZ will win for “most likely to sue”.

Jack Evans
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Jack Evans

It seems odd that Prospect Park would go through the trouble of re-launching these two iconic soaps, which (although many disagree with me) I did not feel were terribly compelling as on-line presentations. It’s horrendous how non-communicative they were with the fans and now we are expected to praise what they did. However, this is not to discredit in any way the actors who clearly did their level best to breathe life into some pretty lackluster scripts. I think Sal Stowers turned in some strong performances, and Jill Larson as Opal on AMC did very well. On One Life to… Read more »

jp
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jp

I would rather have my OLTL back on network tv or online than to care about emmy nominations for a daytime emmy show that currently doesn’t have a home to be broadcasted. I hope some cast members get nominated and win, but I honestly would trade that in to see it in production again.

Joshua
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Joshua

I would love for Erika Slezak to win her seventh Emmy but let’s be real here, the Emmy panel are always obsessed with GENERAL HOSPITAL and to a degree, YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS and I don’t think this year will be any different.

There will probably be a total of two or three acting nominations at the most from ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

How can you write that the Emmy’s are obsessed w/GH when you have “Erika Slezak has 7 Emmys” in the same sentence? SEVEN! I think it’s pretty obvious who the Emmys are obsessed with by that simple fact. FYI, after Candice Bergen won her 5th Emmy for playing MURPHY BROWN, she declined to submit herself in the category any longer saying 5 was plenty.

Joshua
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Joshua

I see your point, Kansas

But that’s the thing: the Emmy panel, when being generous to “One Life to Live” was only generous to Slezak (and gave Hillary B. Smith and Robert S. Woods nominations at times). Other than 1994, OLTL never has dominated the Emmys the same way “General Hospital” and “Young and the Restless” has been doing for the past 15 years or so, every year.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

Wonderful news. Both Jerry verDorn and Debbie Morgan definitely should be among the winners. Please, please bring OLTL and AMC back to us.

Fran
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Fran

Jerry was wonderful as clint He should be in the running and Win. Go OLTL Stick it to them

Scott
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Scott

I hope a lot of them win!!!!
Sal Stowers did a GREAT job!

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

Based on an item posted on this site about a month ago, we know one person from these shows who won’t be submitting: Debbie Morgan. I recall her commenting that she won’t be submitting her name for her work on the new AMC as she felt it simply was time to close that chapter and to move on. I don’t know if she has had a change of heart since that. After all of the ups and downs of the Prospect Park venture, I can’t say that I blame her and would feel the same way.

Erica
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Erica

Vincent Irrizary, Robert Scott Wilson and Darnell Williams from AMC . Kelly missal , Roger Howarth,Erika Sleazak, Trevor St. John,Jerry verDorn and Andrew Trischetta from OLTL

Nancy Wizner
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Nancy Wizner

I am a total AMC fan. I did try watching OLTL when it came on the Web as I though it the best time to begin. However, I found it to be childish and boring. So I definitely have to go with AMC because they always have storylines that are not only excellent, but they teach us of different life situations. Vincent Irrizary is THE BEST ACTOR on AMC and I would love to see him receive the best actors award that he so deserves. Debbie Morgan is also always outstanding. I miss my AMC a ton. Good luck to… Read more »

Sheryl
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Sheryl

Anyone from OLTL and AMC they all deserve an award for their performances ,they are all so talented and we miss miss them and are looking forward to seeing them again someday. If no one wins from those two shows than it would be a another mistake. Don’t get me wrong I watch the other four soaps too and those actors are fantastic too. Good luck to everyone.

Robert Lee
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Robert Lee

Debbie Morgan for sure. She was robbed the final year on ABC

DAR
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DAR

Roger Howarth and Kassie DePaiva

Michael
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Michael

Lindsay Hartley, Ryan Bittle, Eric Nelsen, Debbi Morgan, Vincent Irizarry and Sal Stowers all deserve a nomination for AMC in my view, Kelly Monaco from GH, Alison sweeney and Arianne Zuker fromDOOL, Kelley Missal, Corbin Bleu and Florencia Lozano from OLTL

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Rebecca Budig in Cast of CBS Holiday Movie ‘Fit For Christmas’

Daytime favorite Rebecca Budig (ex-Greenlee, AMC, and ex-Hayden, GH) will be seen in the upcoming CBS holiday movie, Fit For Christmas.

The movie also stars The Talk’s Amanda Kloots and she also serves as one of the executive producers and also co-wrote the project.  Budig joins Kloots along with When Calls the Heart favorite, Paul Greene in the holiday charmer.

In story, Fit For Christmas tells “the tale of Audrey, an enthusiastic Christmas-obsessed fitness instructor at a beloved, financially beleaguered community center in quaint Mistletoe, Mont., who begins a holiday romance with a charming, mysterious businessman, complicating his plans to turn the center into a more financially profitable resort property.”

Fit for Christmas is slated to premiere on Sunday, December 4th (8:30 ET/8 PT).

So, will you be watching Rebecca, Amanda and Paul in the holiday film? Do you somehow wish GH could bring back Budig as Hayden? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Kelly Ripa Talks On Her New Memoir ‘Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories’

Talk show host and All My Children alum, Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley) is opening up about her life and times in her highly-anticipated memoir available now, Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories.

Ripa chatted exclusively with PEOPLE who got some of intel and dish on what’s included in the book.

Kelly told PEOPLE, when she landed the gig as the new co-host of Live with Regis and Kelly, with the late Regis Philbin back in 2001, she felt like she was “getting shot out of a cannon.”  Ripa was also appearing on All My Children at the same time.

She tells the story of when her agent called with the offer, Ripa was told: “They want you to know who your boss is. It was very ominous, and it did not feel good.”  Her agent also said the show didn’t want her, “bringing an entourage.” She brought two people. “I came with hair and makeup,” Kelly says. “It was not an unusual thing for people on a television show to show up with.”

She added that Regis greeted her with executive producer, Michael Gelman, saying: “Uh-oh, Gelman, it’s got an entourage.” It?!  Kelly expressed that she “felt horrible.  He was probably trying to be funny, but at the same time it felt like a pile-on.”

As for Philbin’s attitude at the time, Kelly shared, “I understand that probably he didn’t want a co-host, but the network wanted me to be the co-host and I didn’t think I should pass up that opportunity. I don’t think it was fair to him. But it was also not fair to me.”

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The actress-talk show host-producer also talked on her marriage to Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo), whom she met while both were on All My Children, sharing that they were, “too young to get married! On paper it should not have worked and when it didn’t work, we really worked at it. We fought for our marriage when it would have been easier to quit and throw in the towel.”

According to the book publisher, HarperCollins:  “In ‘Live Wire’, her first book, Kelly shows what really makes her tick. Whether recounting how she and Mark (Consuelos) really met, the level of chauvinism she experienced on set, how Jersey Pride follows her wherever she goes, and many, many moments of utter mortification (whence she proves that you cannot, in fact, die of embarrassment) Kelly always tells it like it is. Ms. Ripa takes no prisoners.”

So, will you be ordering your copy of Kelly’s memoir? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Eva LaRue’s Stalker Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison

In a harrowing situation spanning 12 years, a man who threatened former All My Children, Santa Barbara, and Y&R favorite, Eva LaRue (ex-Maria, ex- Margot, ex-Celeste) and her daughter, Kaya was sentenced to 40 months in prison.

James David Rogers, 58, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt for over a decade of threatening letters and phone calls about torture, rape and death to LaRue and her daughter.

Rogers had pleaded guilty in April to two counts of mailing threatening communications, one count of threats by interstate communications and two counts of stalking.  According to court documents, all of this began in March 2007 until Rogers eventually was arrested in November 2019.  At the beginning of his stalking spree, LaRue’s daughter, Kaya was only five-years-old.

According to Deadline, Eva gave a “tearful victim impact statement, telling the judge in L.A. federal court that she has undergone therapy since the harassment began in order to deal with feelings of fear and paranoia.”  She added, “We didn’t know if he would show up on our doorstep. We will think about him for a lifetime. The fear is with me forever.”

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The judge has ordered Rogers to self surrender on October 12th to begin his sentence at a federal prison in Ohio.

Eva won a Daytime Emmy back in 2020 for her guest star turn on The Young and the Restless, and is best-known to primetime viewers for her role in CSI: Miami.

Share your thoughts on Eva and Kaya’s heartbreaking real-life experience via the comment section below.

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