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LISTEN NOW: Soap Nation Live With Michael Fairman Daytime Emmy Nominations Special!

Tonight on Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman,we celebrate the just announced 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Nominations with our third annual special broadcast!

Join Michael and his in-studio co-host Daytime Emmy winner, General Hospital’s Laura Wright in our 90 minute plus Daytime Emmy Nominations spectacular.  Michael and Laura will be joined by NATAS Senior VP Daytime Emmys, David Michaels who will be on hand to offer commentary on the Emmy voting and more.

Listen in as we welcome nominees:  Kassie DePaiva, Melissa Reeves, Tyler Christopher, Nicolas Bechtel, Jacob Young, Linsey Godfey, Dee Wallace, Christian LeBlanc, Brooklyn Rae Silzer, Bryan Craig, and many more!

Make sure to listen for our Daytime Emmy trivia game show segment, when one lucky caller has the chance to win two VIP tickets to the GH Soap Fantasy event on April 16th in Nashville, Tennessee.

To call-in and share your thoughts on the nominations of who got in, and who was snubbed and more, or to pose a question or a comment to any of our guests, dial the exclusive listener-line at 877-564-9088  This 90 minute  special event begins to stream live at 7PMPST/10PMEST.  You can also head on over to if you have any trouble listening to the show here.

Now, listen live to the broadcast after the jump! If you are tuning in shortly before 7PMPST, you will hear some musical interludes before we go live for showtime.  We hope you enjoy the show.


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Kassie DePaiva deserves Best Actress (: Worst omissions: Judi Evans and Billy Flynn and Casey Moss ):

Most of our Goldies winners ( have been nominated – except for Christopher Sean and Judi Evans – Kassie DePaiva, Justin Hartley, Nicholas Bechtel and Brooklyn Rae Silzer. Altho we chose Days for Best Writing, B&B was our pick for Best Directing. Days was our winner for Best Drama Series. Eileen Davidson won for Guest Performer for Days.

I really want Kassie to win the most!

Supporting Actress is a four way tie for me without Judi Evans as a nominee. Jessica Collins, Peggy McCay, Melissa Reeves or Lauralee Bell all would be worthwhile winners.

Supporting Actor is the worst category for me this year, only Jacob Young really deserves to win imo. Bryan Datillo didn’t submit, but I wish Christopher Sean had been nominated.


Laura’s speech still gives me goosebumps. #HellYeah she deserves many more. Love she walked in wondering here her beer or wine was!! Love lost meting to Kassie I hope she wins




I was going to call in.
I thought better of it– I might become overly enthusiastic !

I mean, imagine;

me– Hi Michel! this is Su0000 !!

michael– (silently) 0ohh dear lord it’s her, it’s that Su000 !

me– I have a lot to say! / michael to himself ”what do I do now?

Anyways.. I enjoyed the show, as always !
thanks for you .. 🙂


I liked all the guests, but- my favs of the evening;

Dee Wallace
Bryan Craig
Maura West

When actors of BB and Days were on, I went to the kitchen, bathroom and took garbage out etc, because I am not familiar with any of them (only watch GH/Y&R..

oh the trivia questions — I didn’t get one right LOL

Michael Fairman really brings us the best (he has a great job!) It was fun ..


Su…I’m with you on your favs. Loved Dee. Wish she had had more time in GH. Little bias in Laura’s part when it came to talking with Bryan?…but well deserved. Can just see Maura, Laura and “some of the girls” at a pool party comparing notes…with the beverage MF didn’t supply. Did listen to the father of Kayla from B&B. He had a lot to say, and really moved the bar up in his role.


I caught the tail end of the show… Bryan Craig : Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series.

he deserves to win… not matter how much the Corinthos clan is featured… bar none… it’s Morgan who stands out… his character has the most ENERGY

I loved the scene he submitted… when he and Kiki left Port Charles and went to … what he told Kiki… was the family cabin…but turned out it wasn’t… he worked it…
his manic on the edge cliff hanger was magic to watch… he nailed it without OVER THE TOP


Dear Michael – will you kindly provide us with the Emmy reels submitted, like you did last year? I greatly enjoyed them – and as you know, it’s all in the reel!


Ditto ! Please Mr. Please

“…will you kindly provide us with the Emmy reels submitted, “


Congratulations on a wonderful job. It is easy to get jaded in our respective communities of work, but after listening to you, Laura and David, it made me appreciate the love all of you have for the soap opera genre.

It was so great to hear the wonderful respect all of the actors have for the soap community. Jacob Young, Tyler Christopher, Maura West, Melissa Reeves, Dee Wallace, Lindsey Godfey and Bryan Craig were so appreciative not only for their nominations, but for all of the hard work that goes into producing five shows a week, 52 weeks a year. I loved Tyler’s story of how much he learned from Tony Geary, Genie Francis and even a young Jonathan Jackson.

Most importantly, it was refreshing to hear what a great cheerleader Laura Wright was for so many of the female nominees. We live in a world that constantly pits women against each other, yet Laura was so excited for Maura West, Finola, Missy Reeves and the incredible Kassie D. She was so nurturing and sincerely thrilled for Brooklyn and Bryan. She couldn’t have been more wonderful and lovely.

Beautiful job, Michael. We appreciate your hard work in keeping the soap community alive and keeping the fans informed.


I couldn’t agree more with this post!


Agree with your comments. Laura and MF really brought their “awards” to life.


Michael, what a great Soap Nation episode! You and Laura should be the host of the DT Emmys! Speaking of, if the awards are not broadcasted, I’m hoping you do a post Emmy show here and interview as many winners as you can. [You and Laura!]


Great episode

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Lucas Says Goodbye To Salem, While Julie Recalls Coming Back To Town

In a very touching episode of Days of our Lives, Tuesday brought with it an emotional goodbye from exiting fan favorite Bryan Dattilo (Lucas), and the soap paying homage to Susan Seaforth Hayes’ 50th anniversary to the day as Julie.

It begins in Horton Town Square where Julie next to the plaque dedicated to her grandparents, Tom and Alice Horton, has a flash back to phone call with Tom five decades ago.

Meanwhile, now broken up with Chloe, and ready to leave Salem to be with his daughter, Allie, Lucas tells Will he is leaving and that he is happy Will and Sonny found their way back to each other.  The two hug it out, and tell each other how proud they are of one another.  Next, Lucas goes to visit his mother, Kate.  In a touching exchange played by Dattilo and Lauren Koslow, viewers were treated to Kate’s pain of the mistakes she made as a mother, and Lucas being forgiving of her.

At Doug’s Place, Julie and Abigail try to figure out how to bring down Stefan and Gabi.  Julie promises to not tell anyone that Abigail is not mentally ill saying. “Your secret is safe with me.”  Next, Chloe happens upon the scene and Julie quickly sees Chloe break down in tears.  She then reveals to Julie, that she and Lucas broke up.  Julie gives Chloe a tissue and some words of advice – the gospel according to Julie – that they were not meant to be, and that Chloe will find true love. After all, after Julie’s other failed relationships, once she was with Doug she found her soulmate, so she knows it can happen.

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Julie flashes back to speaking with Alice when she worries that Tom would not want her to return to Salem.  For Julie had been in San Francisco, and where she brings up putting her son up for adoption, but how she later raised him and how happy that Eli is her grandson.  She even recalls when JJ got her and other ladies in Salem accidentally high on pot-filled donuts!

When Lucas turns up at the Horton’s everyone is saddened and shocked that he has decided to depart Salem   Julie says Salem will always be his home.  JJ hands Lucas his ornament now, breaking the Christmas tradition early.  Lucas hangs his ornament in another emotional moment.

Next, we see Lucas waiting for a taxi, with his suitcases at Horton Town Square,  He gazes at the Tom and Alice dedication plaque and says, “I’ll be back. someday.” Hankies!

Alone now with Julie, Doug brings out a cake celebrating how it is 50 years since Julie returned to Salem permanently.  Cue the montage … as Doug’s voice is heard singing “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”, one of the duo’s signature songs, as clips of their love affair played throughout.  We fade to black.

DAYS honored Susan Hayes and gave Brytan Dattilo some heart-tugging moments as he left the canvas as the beloved Lucas.  So what did you think of the episode?  Sad to see Bryan exit?  Happy to see the show wrote in a way to honor Susan’s 50th as Julie? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Gilles Marini Talks The Return Of Ted Laurent, His Co-Stars: Kristian Alfonso, Lauren Koslow & Greg Rikaart On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives’ Podcast’

If you caught this week’s episodes of Days of our Lives, you know that Ted Laurent (Gilles Marini) has resurfaced in Salem and had asked Hope (Kristian Alfonso) for protection from Stefan DiMera, who was responsible for his disappearance in exchange for information on Ben Weston (Rob Scott Wilson).

Now in the latest episode of Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, actor Gilles Marini chats it up with host, Michael Fairman on what to expect as Ted’s story brings with it many twists and turns; including a potential love triangle.

Marini reveals what he thinks Ted’s weakness ia when the guy has not previously been on the up and up, plus his thoughts on working with three of his co-stars and their characters: Lauren Koslow’s Kate, Kristian Alfonso’s Hope, and Greg Rikaart’s Leo, whom he has shared up to now most of his screen-time.

The talented actor who hails from France, also talks on some other highlights in his career, including one of his big breaks on the beloved ABC drama,  Brothers & Sisters working opposite Rachel Griffiths, and a host of award-winning actors, including Sally Field, and of course, his time on Dancing with the Stars where he became one of the most popular celebrity contestants on the series of all-time.

Later, in the podcast’s dressing room segment, Eric Martsolf (Brady) welcomes Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) into his digs at DAYS, and then two tease some upcoming #Broe moments.

Check out this excerpt from NBC of Gilles interview below.  Then, make sure to head over to to listen to the episode currently streaming there, and on Monday, looks for this episode to be available on all pod platforms, including iTunes for download.

Now, let us know what you think about Ted’s return to DAYS … and if you want him to romance Hope … become a good guy … or get his comeuppance … or all of the above …via the comment section below!

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Days of our Lives and General Hospital Receive Daytime Drama WGA Award Nominations

The nominations have been announced for the 2019 Writer’s Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2018.

Winners will be honored at the 2019 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at concurrent ceremonies in New York City and Los Angeles.

In the Daytime Drama category for writing, two soaps will face-off for the prize; NBC’s Days of our Livers and ABC’s General Hospital.  Here are the official nominated head writers and their teams.

Days of Our Lives, Head Writer: Ron Carlivati; Writers: Sheri Anderson, Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Joanna Cohen, Lisa Connor, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon,  Cydney Kelley, David Kreizman, David A. Levinson, Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine Schock, Elizabeth Snyder, Tyler Topits.

General Hospital, Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Christopher Van Etten; Writers:Barbara Bloom, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Donny Sheldon, Scott Sickles.

To check out all the nominations click here.

So, who are you rooting for to take the WGA Award; Days or GH? Comment below.

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