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DWTS: Corbin Bleu WOWS the Judges with the Paso Doble! Brant Daugherty Struggles Through Admirably!

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It was another tough night of competition on last night’s Dancing with the Stars!  But it was One Life to Live and High School Musical star, who went shirtless for the first time, not only wowed  the judges, but the audience in attendance with a rousing standing ovation and thunderous applause to his Paso Doble with partner, Karina Smirnoff.   Yes, it was fiery as Corbin promised, he strutted his stuff going shirtless half way into the routine, and the moves and the intricacies of it were top notch! Judge Carrie Ann called it, “smoldering”.  Judge Bruno ecstatic said,  “That was the pure essence of Paso Doble, an incredibly powerful performance.” and guest judge Julianne Hough, well, all she could say to Corbin was, “You’re so … ahhh!”   Corbin scored a 27 and tied for the top score of the night on the judge’s leader board!

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Pretty Little Liars and Days of our Lives star, Brant Daugherty had another tough week after coming off scoring the highest total from the judges last week and being robbed at gunpoint and injuring his foot in DWTS rehearsals! This week, Brant’s old serious shoulder injury caused trouble for him and partner Peta Murgatroyd in rehearsals, as she was trying to get Brant to do some lifts that he just could not handle due to the instability from his shoulder injury.  Peta was frustrated and it was very hard seeing Brant in tears.  He has struggled through like a fighter!  During their Salsa, Brant’s shirt came off for the first time, but it did not go over well with the judges!  In fact, Carrie Ann said, “it was very revealing”, but she did not mean in a good way.  Julianne, said his moves were “loosey-goosey”!  And the end of it all, not only did the duo end up with a 21, but also faced elimination at the end of the night from last week’s voting, when it was down between Brant and Peta and Valerie Harper and Tristan MacManus.   It was Valerie and Tristan though, who were sent packing! So, Brant will dance another day!

Watch the performances of Corbin and Brant below! What did you think of them?  Who do you think stands the best shot now of winning the Mirror Ball?  Comment below!

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If Corbin ‘wowed’ the judges, then why didn’t at least one of them give him a ’10’? I think they have judged him very unfairly since week one. He is far and away the best dancer on this season. Elizabeth Berkley is also very, very good too. But I think they judge him on another ‘plane’ than the other dancers. Maybe they think he has an unfair advantage with his musical background, but that’s still not fair. The show has had plenty of seasons with other contenders that have that advantage. I don’t know how to tweet, but if I did, ABC would be hearing from me!

WHO CARES?

Does anybody in the soap world know who any of these people are? I can see this getting this kind of press if it were Kassie DePaiva or Walt Willey but come on.

Brant and Corbin are smoking’ hot!

I thought Julianne H was a biased judge ..for all the others she had all these criticisms but for her brother she didn’t see anything wrong even though his partner had been so injured she couldn’t practice till Friday and could barely bend her legs….

I haven’t been watching DWTS this season … but looks like Corbin did pretty good on this video. Last two seasons were so good – Derek Hough did such an awesome job with Kelli Pickler last year – I’m still watch videos of that Argentine tango they did, showing it to non-DWTS viewers and they’re entranced with it too!

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Kristian Alfonso Returns to Days of our Lives for Tribute to The Late Bill Hayes

After a few weeks of Days of our Lives fans being upset that Kristian Alfonso (Hope Williams) was not on the first list of initial returns for Doug Williams’ funeral and episodes honoring his portrayer, the late Bill Hayes, comes word that the popular star is back and taping scenes.

Kristian reported to work on the Peacock streaming soap opera on Monday, April 22nd. She shared how important it is for her to be back for this particular return to the show that made her a household name.

“My return is very bittersweet,” Alfonso told TV Insider,  “because it is the end of an era with Bill gone. So to return to Days is very sad. I am appreciative that they came to me to include me in their series of shows honoring Doug and I’m very happy to see everyone, but I’m entering the studio with a heavy heart.”

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It was back in 1983 that Kristian first debuted as Doug’s daughter, and now 41 years later looking back at it, and her time with Bill Hayes is very emotional for her.

“I remember my first scenes with him/ He was very loving, very welcoming. That he was very talented and an incredible actor and an icon, that all goes without saying, but my personal relationship and my working relationship with Bill, it was home,” expressed Alfonso. “Doing the scenes with Bill, I felt like I was with my dad because there was so much warmth and reality.”

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Alfonso did express some deep regret, in that she had wanted to work with Bill Hayes during her last appearance on the soap back in 2023, but according to the iconic actress, there was something in the works but it never materialized.  “I’m sad that I did not get the opportunity to do the storyline that Ron (Carlivati, head writer) had planned/ It was great; we returned to Salem to reunite with our families and I would have had father/daughter scenes with Billy. What Ron had written was beautiful and emotional and it was a fantastic story. I was 100 percent for it and the fans would have loved it.”

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As for if Bo (Peter Reckell) and Hope will be back on-screen together anytime soon, Kristian would only say, “What I will say is don’t give up hope.” Doug’s passing and memorial episodes will stream later this year come late November into December.

So, are you happy to learn that Kristian Alfonso is back taping episodes surrounding Doug’s memorial episodes? Comment below.

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Steve Kent Reportedly OUT as Sony Pictures Television VP in Charge of DAYS and Y&R

On Friday, reports surfaced that Steve Kent, Senior Executive Vice President of Programming at Sony Pictures Television, is no longer with the company and overseeing the Sony soap operas, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless.

According to Soap Opera Digest, a set side source reported that Kent’s last day was last Friday, April 12th, which was one day after what would have been his final appearance in his Sony VP role at the Days of our Lives 15,000th episode on set celebration.

During that ceremony, Kent gave a brief speech giving kudos to DAYS for its incredible milestone. Days is a co-production of Sony Pictures Television and Corday Productions, while Y&R is produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company in association with Sony Pictures Television.

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Kent started his soap opera career as a producer for CBS’ defunct Capitol and then as the supervising producer of NBC’s Santa Barbara from1984 to 1993.

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At Sony, before his role overseeing the soaps, Kent was Senior Executive Vice President of International Productions for Sony Pictures Television International department.

If reports are true, the question becomes who has taken over his position, and would oversee DAYS and Y&R from the Sony side? Share your thoughts on this developing story via the comment section below.

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(WATCH) 2024 Daytime Emmy Nominations Special Live!

After exciting morning for your favorite daytime stars when they were revealed to be nominees for the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards comes tonight 10th annual Daytime Emmy Nominations Special.

Beginning at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT, several of the nominees will talk with Michael Fairman on their reactions to the news they have been nominated for a Daytime Emmy, share what scenes they submitted that landed in the top five or six in their respective performer acting categories and much more.

Scheduled to appear are: Days of our Lives nominees, Tamara Braun (Ava), Eric Martsolf (Brady) and Linsey Godfrey (Sarah), The Young and the Restless nominees: Allison Lanier (Summer), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Courtney Hope (Sally), Bryton James (Devon), The Bold and the Beautiful’s John McCook (Eric), General Hospital nominees, Finola Hughes (Anna) and Alley Mills (Heather), and The Bay’s Mike Manning (Caleb).

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The 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS and streamed on Paramount+ on Friday night, June 7th and emanating, once again this year from the Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

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For a full list of this year’s nominations click here.

Now, watch below as the stars chat it up as we celebrate their Daytime Emmy Nominations. If you have a potential question you might want posed to any of our guests, drop it in the comment section below and we just might ask it on air.

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