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Daytime Emmy Awards confirmed on the CW, August 30th!

emmy_statue.jpgIt’s official! The Daytime Emmys are finally confirmed and they are indeed on the CW Network, the night of August 30th from Los Angeles.  Check out the full press release announcement below from NATAS!

Daytime Entertainment Emmy ® Awards will be broadcast on The CW Television Network on Sunday, August 30th, 2009 from the historic Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. The show is a unique partnership between Associated Television International (ATI), NATAS and MGM Worldwide Television, which is handling worldwide distribution of the telecast.

“The Daytime Emmy® Awards are one of the cornerstones of our business,” said Frank Radice, President & Chief Marketing Officer, NATAS. “There wouldn’t be a television awards season without them. From the extravagant red carpet to the great entertainment, the viewer will experience the show through new approaches which will make this year’s show more robust and relevant than ever before.”

ATI President and Emmy® award winning producer David McKenzie with Paul Sharratt, will executive produce the show.

“We are thrilled to be working with NATAS, MGM and the CW on this year’s special presentation,” stated Jim Romanovich, ATI’s President of Worldwide Media and Entertainment. “As the producers of many successful event specials, including The World Magic Awards, and as fans of the daytime genre, it is our quest to make this a fast paced, fun-filled entertainment special that celebrates the best of daytime.”

“We’re pleased to have this prestigious franchise on our network,” said Dawn Ostroff, President, Entertainment, The CW. “It is not only a terrifically entertaining show with a core female following similar to our own, but will also give us a promotional platform as we launch our Fall 2009 schedule.”

Jim Packer, Co-President of MGM Worldwide Television, stated: “MGM is always looking at creative ways to work with our partners in bringing compelling product to the marketplace and this is clear example of executing that strategy. ”

Through the use of innovative programming from social networking sites, audiences will be availed of unprecedented interactivity between the program and audience. Westwood One Radio, the official radio partner of the event will also be offering a wide range of exciting participatory contests for their listeners.

Nominations will be released on May 14th, 2009, some of which will be announced on NBC’s Today with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb (10am ET). The complete list will be available that evening at a nominating event at the Hearst Tower, in Manhattan, home of the official print partner of the Daytime Emmy Awards, Good Housekeeping Magazine.

A multi page insert dedicated to The Daytime Emmy® Awards and the Nominees will appear in the September issue of Good Housekeeping.

In addition to honoring the best in Daytime Entertainment Drama Series, Talk & Morning Shows, Variety, Cooking, Animation, and Courtroom Drama, this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award will be awarded to Sesame Street for its

40 years of educating and entertaining our children, their children and most of us!

The Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. during the 2008 calendar year.

The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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Nathalie Kelley Says She Is Not Returning To DYNASTY For Season 2

In a surprise admission during an interview with E Online, one of the core members of CW’s Dynasty reboot, Nathalie Kelley revealed she is not filming season 2 of the primetime sudser when it resumes filming next month.

Kelley plays Blake’s (Grant Show) wife, Cristal, who ended the season one cliffhanger in a precarious predicament after being shot by Claudia Blaisdel (Brianna Brown), while the Carrington mansion went up in flames, as well.

Kelley tells E! “I won’t be returning for Season 2.”  She went on to say as of the fate of Cristal:  ” Is it a coma? Is it death? … I actually don’t know. But I know that I’m not going to Atlanta in July, that I’m staying (in Los Angeles) … I’ve got my life back.”

Dynasty returns for its all-new season beginning on Friday, October 12th.

So, disappointed to hear there will be no Nathalie on season 2 of Dynasty?  How do you think they will write Cristal out of the story:  Coma … her body found will not be found … or is she truly dead?  Share your theories in the comment section below.

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Word on late Thursday afternoon is that ABC has now officially moved forward and gave a pick-up to the Roseanne spinoff series, The Conners.   

As viewers know, there had been speculation that the series would revolve around Sara Gilbert’s character of Darlene, but now the other concept with the entire family in the title is the direction the new series will go (although it is said to be the “working title” of the series.)

The Conners received a ten episode order and will make the fall TV schedule, and will reside on Tuesday night’s on ABC at 8PM.

Roseanne Barr’s controversial tweets led to the network’s swift decision to cancel her series.

In the new deal, Barr will have no financial or creative involvement in The Conners after reaching a settlement with series producer, Tom Werner.

The Conners will feature the rest of the Roseanne core cast including: John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, and Michael Fishman.

According to Deadline:  It is unclear how exactly Barr’s character will be written off but ABC describes it as “a sudden turn of events.”  On the new show, after a sudden turn of events, the Conners are forced to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before. This iconic family – Dan, Jackie, Darlene, Becky and D.J. – grapples with parenthood, dating, an unexpected pregnancy, financial pressures, aging and in-laws in working-class America. Through it all, the fights, the coupon cutting, the hand-me-downs, the breakdowns – with love, humor and perseverance, the family prevails.

In a statement ABC commented: “The Conners’ stories demonstrate that families can always find common ground through conversation, laughter and love. The spinoff will continue to portray contemporary issues that are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago.”

A major turning point to greenlight the series came when the fact that the new series does not feature Barr’s character Roseanne Conner, which rights to which she is said to maintain, paved the way for an agreement with no Barr.

So, glad to hear The Conners will continue sans Roseanne? Comment below.

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The little man he was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.  Santiago weighed in at 6 pounds and 13 ounces at birth.

“We are so grateful for this blessing,” Longoria said HOLA! USA, who has exclusive pics of new mom and her son.

This is Longoria’s first child.  Baston has four other children from a previous message.

As many know, the former The Young and the Restless, Desperate Housewives, EP of Devious Maids, and star and creator of the comedy sitcom Telenovela, and the soon to be seen EP of Grand Hotel, married Baston back on May 21, 2016, and announced that they were expecting their first child together in December of last year.

Share your congrats and well-wishes in the comment section below for Eva, Jose, and Santiago,

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