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Ilene Kristen guest stars in new webisode of Far From The Bay – Watch the Video!

Photo Credit: Steven Bergman

Photo Credit: Steven Bergman

One Life to Live’s Ilene Kristen (Roxy) is this week’s special guest star in the next installment of Gregori J. Martin’s prequel to The Bay...Far From The Bay.  Kristen debuts as Liza Garrett ( Sara’s aunt) who runs into amnesiac Peter on the streets of New York City. As Liza pours her heart out to Peter, and gives the audience at home the backstory of her character, Peter (played by Kristos Andrews) registers no recognition of what she is talking about, or who she is.

Ilene Kristen reminds us once again why she is one of soap operas greatest treasures giving another solid performance with many levels and emotions.

Now, watch the new webisode of Far From The Bay after the jump! And, let us know if you are digging the new web series.

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Definitely digging The Bay! Loved seeing Ilene again. These Far From The Bay scenes have me intrigued. Looking forward to seeing more.

Loving the Bay series! I am so impressed with the quality of the filming and the scenes really pull you in. I anxiously await the Thursday episodes!

The BAY is AMAZING!!! Kristos is carrying this segment of the show so well and Ilene looks GREAT!!. Another great webisode…keep it commin!! thank you for posting these Michael !!!

Another great webisode! I love Ileen and Michael O’Leary! Having these seasoned soap stars not only helps to mentor those just starting in the business, they also bring quality to the show! Fabulous casting Gregori! Loving the history lesson about Peter! Kristos is making the character his own!

Ilene rocked in this! I thought Far From The Bay was a great idea, but with each episode I’m more and more impressed. Really, really good stuff!

Wow, I have been away and missed these episodes of Far from the Bay. Just got caught up and am loving this whole thing! Loved the guy from Steamboat and Ilene…and that dad, kid and grandmother in that first episode. Awesome!

I love The Bay and was so excited to learn about Far From the Bay. It has not disappointed! I’m really interested in what’s going on with Peter, but it’s been so fun to see all these guest stars too. Especially Ilene — love her! Can’t wait to see the rest of the Garretts in

whoops, I hit submit too soon. I can’t wait to see the rest of the Garretts in Season 2 — especially Sara & Lee!!

Loved Ilene’s appearance on Far from the Bay. It was a fun way to get some backstory for her and she did great as always. Looking forward to more from Far from the Bay and Season 2 of The Bay.

I think the casting of the webisodes is really good. These guests are shining, and I mean bright. I especially thought Ilene was just … well, so Ilene. Crazy good. She can be counted on pretty much no matter what she’s cast in, it seems. I hope to see her in the actual Bay webisodes, too! She could really do well in scenes with MBE’s Sarah. Teriffic casting there. I hated that abusive father — so, good casting there, too, effective! Again, all of these guests, inlcuding the little boy, were spot on. The edginess to the cinematography had kind of got me. Very nice job all around.

Really enjoying Far From the Bay. The guest appearances are a lot of fun and it was great seeing Ileen. Hope to see more of her in the future. Can’t wait for the 2nd season of The Bay to start too!!

Love it! Cant WAIT to see what happens next for Peter’s journey here !!!

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51st Daytime Emmys: Tamara Braun, Finola Hughes, Katherine Kelly Lang, Annika Noelle, Michelle Stafford, Cynthia Watros Score Lead Actress Nominations

The nominations were revealed for the 51st annual Daytime Emmys. in the prestigious Lead Actress in a Drama Series category by Entertainment Tonight.

This comes ahead of tomorrow’s full list that is set to be unveiled at 12noon/9am PST on Friday.

In the running for this year’s Outstanding Lead Actress are Tamara Braun (Ava, Days of our Lives), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke, The Bold and the Beautiful), Annika Noelle (Hope, The Bold and the Beautiful), Finola Hughes (Anna, General Hospital), Cynthia Watros (Nina, General Hospital) and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, The Young and the Restless).

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Previous winners in this category include GH’s Finola Hughes, Cynthia Watros and Y&R’s Michelle Stafford.  Days of our Lives nominee had won in the Supporting Actress category twice in her career.

Earlier, the Lead Actor nominees were revealed and you can find them here.

Make sure to be with us Friday night, April 19th for the Michael Fairman Channel’s 10th annual Daytime Emmy Nominations Special beginning at 5 pm PT where we chat live with some of this year’s nominees.

So, what do you think about this year’s Lead Actress nominees? Comment below.

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Mark Consuelos Celebrates One-Year Anniversary as Co-Host of ‘Live’ Alongside Kelly Ripa

Today, April 17th marks a full-year since Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo, All My Children) took over the co-hosting duties of ‘Live” alongside his wife, and longtime co-host, Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley, All My Children).

Consuelos replaced Ryan Seacrest who are six seasons decided to be back on the west coast full-time. For Consuelos, now having the opportunity to work off of Ripa as co-hosts has been something of adjustment for him, but viewers have been eating it up.

Live with Kelly and Mark has remained the No. 1 entertainment talk show on television over the past year, growing 3% in average total viewers to 2.23M per episode.  It is also the most-watched daytime talk show in the last year in key demos of women 18-49 and women 25-54. All of this, since the real-life marrieds teamed-up.

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Speaking with Deadline, Kelly Ripa shared why the two are gelling on-screen, “I do think that there is something very possibly relatable about our relationship. We have disagreements like a normal couple, and we’re not afraid to let them unfold on the air and in front of America, and I think people find a lot of themselves in that.”

Mark weighed in how he has progressed as a host, and what he could improve at, sharing, “I’d like to get better at my interviewing skills. I’d like to get better at reading a teleprompter…I think I’m getting better at throwing to commercial. The other day in the middle of the show as we go to commercial, my sign off was ‘See you guys around.’ I mean, the show wasn’t over. The most obvious thing to say would be, ‘We’ll be back right after this.’ But I just said, ‘See you around.’ So we went to commercial and one of the producers (goes) ‘What was that?’ I don’t know… So for the next few sign offs, as a joke, I’d say ‘See you around.’ We got a kick out of it.”

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Meanwhile, Kelly has given huge props to Mark, “I find Mark utterly compelling, really interesting, super funny, and he’s bold in a way like nobody else. He says what’s on his mind. If he’s thinking it, he says it.  I’ve done this a long time and oftentimes people will adjust their natural personalities to pander to what they think the audience wants to hear, and Mark will tell people what he thinks, and he doesn’t care if it’s not a popular opinion. It gives him an edginess that I think is really missing in the landscape today. Everybody’s so afraid to say anything, and Mark is unafraid to say exactly what he’s thinking.”

In a statement, Debra O’Connell, President News Group and Networks, Disney Entertainment shared, We could not be more thrilled with how Mark has seamlessly joined the show family as permanent co-host. His undeniable charisma and his and Kelly’s natural chemistry are evident as they deliver the laughs and smiles to our viewers each morning. We are incredibly proud of how Live has continued to evolve and that the audience is responding so enthusiastically.”

So, do you think Mark Consuelos is the best co-host his wife Kelly Ripa has ever had on ‘Live’? How would you say he is doing as co-host after one full year on the job? Comment below.

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DAYS Alum Tanner Stine to Appear in ‘Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story’ Starring Nicholas Chavez

Another face familiar to daytime fans has already boarded Ryan Murphy’s limited series, Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story which stars General Hospital favorite, Nicholas Chavez (Spencer Cassadine) in the role of Lyle.

Tanner Stine who played Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Steve’s (Stephen Nichols) son, Joey Johnson on Days of our Lives will also appear in the series.

In ‘Monsters’, look for Stine to portray the role of Perry Berman, who was Lyle and Erik’s friend and former tennis coach. In the story, Perry found himself at the epicenter of the murder mystery when he had accepted a phone call from Lyle shortly before the brutal murders of Jose and Kitty Menendez.

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Other previously announced castings included: Cooper Koch (who plays Erik), Javier Bardem and Chloë Sevigny as parents Jose and Kitty Menendez, Nathan Lane as Dominick Dunne, Ari Graynor as Leslie Abramson, and Leslie Grossman as Judalon Smyth.

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In the series, the two wealthy brothers stand trial for shooting their parents in Beverly Hills, amid claims of self-defense after years of abuse, while prosecutors alleged that greed was the motives for the killing. Lyle and Erik Menendez have been behind bars in California for more than three decades for the 1989 killing of their parents.

Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story will debut later in 2024 on Netflix.

What do you think about Tanner Stine being part of the all-star cast for ‘Monsters’? Miss Joey on Days of our Lives? Comment below.

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