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Crystal Chappell & Venice Honored for Best Writing at Upcoming Webby Awards!

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Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Crystal Chappell’s web-series Venice has been selected as an Official Honoree for the Best Writing category in The 15th Annual Webby Awards! This is well-deserved honor for the DAYS and Venice star, for her first foray into writing! Less than 10% of Webby entrants receive the acknowledgement of being among the best in their respective categories.

In recognition of the exceptional quality of submissions received this year, the Academy has acknowledged outstanding entries as Official Honorees, alongside its Nominees and Winners. With nearly 10,000 entries received from all 50 US states and over 60 countries, the Official Honoree distinction is awarded to the top 10% of all work entered that exhibits remarkable achievement.

Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor,” The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, etc.  Established in 1996, The Webbys are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which includes an Executive 750-member body of leading web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities and associate members who are former Webby Award winners and nominees and other internet professionals.

Winner will be announced on May 3rd, 2011 and honored at a star-studded ceremony in New York City on June 13, 2011.  The ceremony will be broadcast live online.

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Chrissie
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Chrissie

Wow. What a huge honor for Crystal and Venice. I’m glad to see it finally getting some recognition like this. Congrats! 🙂

Kelly
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Kelly

Congrats To Crystal Chappell For All She Does. I Love The Cast Of Venice. Great People. Kelly From CT.

Dani Austin
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Dani Austin

Congratulations to Crystal. Best move ever taking over the writing duties for Season 2 and beyond.

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vickypei

Congratulations Crystal, I am honored and proud to be your fans, each day that passes shows how great actress and woman you are, and now great creator and writer cute .. Congratulations, this is further recognition of the many who are come … CONGRATULATIONS !!! Besoss

Anne-Marie
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Anne-Marie

What a fantastic honour! It couldn’t happen to a better person….

Lisa (SwimCutieAKB)
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Lisa (SwimCutieAKB)

Congratulations to Crystal and all of Team Venice. I’m really glad to see the series getting this recognition. It’s a very well-written, well-developed, well-put-together show. Really, I can’t say enough good things about it and am looking forward to another amazing season. So proud to be a fan of the multi-talented Crystal Chappell. xo

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anothercc

Congratulations Crystal Chappell & Kimmy Turrisi on the success of Venice the Series and this prestigious honor. Looking forward to season 3 and many more seasons in the future. Thank you for all you do for your fans. Much Love !!!

egolf63
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egolf63

Congratulations Crystal & Kimmy. Well deserved. Good luck at Webby’s

kelltwomyn
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kelltwomyn

A well-deserved honor! Congratulations, ladies.

Perla
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Perla

Wow this’s awesome you all that has been a part of making Venice for the fans, you deserved this wonderful price. So proud of all the actors and the crew for giving us the best. Felicitaciones Crystal.

Paula
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Paula

This is so AWESOME! Crystal is very, very talented! Congratulation Crystal! I look forward to more of your work. xoxo

Robin86
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Robin86

Wow Just now saw this. Crystal, Kimmy and Venice are make waves all over the place. Well deserved, good job guys!

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DAYS Wally Kurth Delivers ‘The Power Performance of the Week’

Mark our words! Next year, Days of our Lives Wally Kurth (Justin Kiriakis) will once again be nominated for a Daytime Emmy for this week’s emotional and deeply-touching work on key episodes of the NBC daytime drama series.

As viewers saw, this was to be the happy nuptials of Justin and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), who found love again after losing the previous loves of their lives.  They were dear friends to begin with, who through a set of horrific circumstances, found comfort with one another which eventually turned to love.

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Problem was; Justin overheard Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso) before the ceremony discussing Steve’s (Stephen Nichols) feelings for Kayla and that he wants her back; something Kayla is unaware of.  So what will he do?  The noble thing and tell her the truth, or keep it to himself and marry her anyway?

As the Intel of what he learned weighed heavier and heavier on Justin, in the most dramatic of moments (when he was to say his “I do’s”), Justin stopped the ceremony and bared all to Kayla: that Steve wants her back and how Steve saw him propose to her and that is why he backed off.  Armed with the knowledge and that her friends and family kept it from her, Kayla does not know what to do.  Justin helps made it easy and clear for her when he questions her … if they would be standing here getting married, if Steve had told her his true feelings before Justin proposed to her?

Justin goes on to say to Kayla that maybe she has been avoiding her true feelings for Steve, because she did not want to hurt him.  Then Justin tells Kayla that he visited his late wife Adrienne’s (Judi Evans) grave, and told her that if things were different, and if she was alive they would still be married, and Kayla would be their dear, dear friend.

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With seeing the look on Kayla’s eyes, Justin knows she loves Steve.  Heartbroken, but caught in an untenable situation, Justin tells Kayla he is happy for her.  Kayla wraps her arms around Justin as they both cry.  Kayla says she never wanted to hurt him, and when Wally as Justin says, “I know, honey,” it was one of the most honest and ten-hankie moments of the entire scenario.   Justin kisses her, tells the guests there will be no wedding today, and exits the Kiriakis mansion.

The emotional drama continues in the aftermath as Justin is at Kayla’s apartment boxing up all of his belongings and tears up recalling their nights together listening to jazz and cooking dinner.  Sonny (Freddie Smith) finds his dad, and tells him he did the noble thing and that time will heal all wounds, but after Sonny leaves, Justin breaks down a bit further before exiting Kayla’s for good.

And if that was not enough, Justin goes back to Adrienne’s gravesite to update her on the wedding that did not happen.   He talks to her that he understands Kayla and Steve’s deep and enduring love, which was just like theirs was.  Next, Justin thinks he is seeing Adrienne, when none other than Bonnie Lockhart (Judi Evans) reveals she is back in Salem – talk about kicking a guy when he is down!

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Throughout this entire saga, moment to moment, Kurth delivered raw, genuine, adult emotions, in a very complex adult story and relationship.   In fact, the cast and crew thought so, too!  When Wally as Justin told Kayla that he can’t marry her and the speech that followed and his exit from the mansion that followed, all those on set applauded for him.  His work was that moving.   Wally was ably assisted throughout by the outstanding work of Mary Beth Evans in these scenes.

2020, while a difficult year for everyone thus far, has been a particular great year for Kurth on Days; as over the last six months he has really had a chance to shine in this story.  So for all of these reasons and more, Michael Fairman TV gives the “Power Performance of the Week” kudos to Wally Kurth.

Did you love Wally’s performance this week on Days? Did you reach for the hankies? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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DAYS Wally Kurth, Mary Beth Evans & Chandler Massey Take You Behind the Scenes of Kayla and Justin’s Wedding

On Wednesday’s heartbreaking episode of Days of our Lives, viewers saw just how the nuptials of Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Justin (Wally Kurth) eventually wound up!

Justin told Kayla that Steve (Stephen Nichols) still loves her, which put a halt to the proceedings and ended the romantic relationship between the two dear friends, who found love with one another following Adrienne’s (Judi Evans) death, and Kayla believing Steve did not want her back.

Now, The DOOL app has posted a rare behind the scenes view of the making of the wedding – with moments from the key scenes, rehearsals and interviews with the cast involved.

Chandler Massey (Will) weighs-in on Will’s debut as a wedding officiant and how that went south, while Mary Beth Evans and Wally Kurth shared why they loved this storyline so much.

Wally expresses how the last six months have been some of the best storylines of his soap career, while Mary Beth says that Justin and Kayla’s relationship was so adult and that in real life, both actors have known about people who fall in love with their dear friend, after losing their significant other whether it be by divorce, or death, or whatever the circumstance.

If you don’t already have the DOOL app on your mobile device to watch the segment, you can get more info to download here.

We will have more to say on the memorable performances at Michael Fairman TV later in the week.

So, what did you think of Kayla and Justin’s wedding and the fallout? Comment below.

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DAYS Mary Beth Evans & Stephen Nichols with Guest Ron Carlivati Talk Stayla’s Greatest Hits & Approach To Scripts During COVID-19

This week is a pivotal one for Steve (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) on Days of our Lives.  Will they be reunited once again?

To take a stroll down memory lane of reunions past, Mary Beth Evans along with her longtime on-screen scene partner and dear friend, Stephen Nichols, watched back key scenes from the history of Stayla and offered up a second viewing experience as they commented on the clips.

Later, Mary Beth and Stephen are joined by their surprise guest and it is revealed to be Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati!

In her tweet, Evans announced: “Since we’re evidently leading up to something big on #Days … Stephen Nichols and I thought we’d get together & watch some of our reunions from the past. And, we were lucky enough to have a very special guest join us for a chat! #patchandkaylaforever”

Mary Beth and Stephen then chat with Ron about what changes is he having to make to scripts in the reality we all live in now, the coronavirus pandemic, and how he is taking in to account upcoming safety protocols that will need to be adhered to when Days goes back into production.

As of now, from an article in Deadline last Friday the NBC daytime drama series is aiming for a September 1st restart.

Watch Mary Beth, Stephen and Ron in part one and part two and part three of their discussion below.

You can find that and more on Mary Beth’s PlankBlog You Tube channel as well.

Let us know in the comment section what you favorite Patch and Kayla reunion has been … and if you are looking forward to how Days will look when it goes back into production within safety guidelines for COVID-19?

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