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NATAS Clears Up Misunderstanding That Limited Daytime Emmy Fan Bleacher Seats Are Only For Fans 45 and Under, By Clarifying Fans 12 and Up Are Eligible!

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This morning on Twitter a bit of firestorm began after word got out that NATAS and Pop were looking for soap fans to fill the bleacher seats for the upcoming red carpet at this year’s 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards to be held on the Warner Brothers lot in Burbank, California on Sunday night, April 26th.

But there was one caveat, that they were looking for soap fans 45-years-old or under to fill the seats, which rankled many a long time soap fan, who have supportive their shows, and who would love a chance to see their favorites up close and personal.

Now this afternoon, NATAS Senior Vice President Daytime Emmy Awards, David Michaels, cleared up the controversy when he informed On-Air On-Soaps, that it’s actually fans 12-years-old and up who are more than welcome to join the festivities if they get a lucky spot on Emmy night.

When On-Air On-Soaps spoke to Michaels to get clarification on the seat situation, David replied:  “It was never our intention to exclude any of the passionate and dedicated soap fans, who would love to be with us on Emmy night.  We are sincerely sorry for any confusion or misunderstanding this has caused, but we love all of our daytime fans who have supported us through thick and thin.  However, I believe, this situation has been blown way out of proportion.  An email went out that NATAS was unaware of that had some unfortunate wording, which at its face value could really be misconstrued.  Based on parameters set forth by our venue this year, the only age restriction we have been informed of is that people must be at least 12-years-old and up.  Currently, the responsibility of filling these limited number of seats has been entrusted to the very capable hands of the official fan clubs of the four Daytime Dramas to select those lucky few who will join us on April 26th.”

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Pop, the television network airing the Daytime Emmys, also weighed in on Twitter when the Emmy fan seating tweets made the Twitterverse stating,Pop is shocked to hear of this. We celebrate fandom & welcome fans of all ages. We are taking action to fix this now.”

So, glad to know that soap fans are welcome, if they get one of the limited number of seats to attend the Red Carpet proceedings on daytime’s biggest night, even if they are over 45 ?   Share your thoughts below!

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Julie Haze
Julie Haze

I guess POP is too embarrassed about the “real audience” for soaps are 50+ overweight housewives and gay men. Talk about fantasy. They’ll have to pay people to sit in those bleachers. LOL.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Sorry, I apologize, Julie. I am not quite grasping what you mean? ….little confused. Could you expand? I can’t tell If you’re using sarcasm or not.

su0000
su0000

Ok..
This needs to be seen, the email–

”’An email went out that NATAS was unaware of that had some unfortunate wording, which at its face value could really be misconstrued. ”’

How can we possibly decide of the intent if we can not see the email ?

We need the original email !

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

If the emmys were to exclude fans over 45 i definately would be pissed…see how angry that made me-i said a naughty word…seriously, if it wasnt for us over 45 year old dedicated soap junkies-ive been watching since 1964-i doubt the remaining 4 soaps would still be around for the next generation…i would boycott the emmys and POP as well…lets stop age discrimination…we arent all in the boneyard yet….youth is fleeting…your all going to be up here pass 45 quicker than you think!!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Not only you, jimh. My mother and grandmother were both really, really pissed. Gran has been watching since the 50’s. She loves her soaps. Viewers over 45 are the most loyal fans…..

Peter
Peter

The daytime emmys are a joke, after last years fiasco. I will never watch again. I love my soaps. I love watching Days and GH.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Well I am over fifty and to be honest, even if I got the chance I wouldn’t go. I was never a fan of the red carpet, never watch it on television, so less likely want to be there in person. But for those fans that love that sort of thing and if you are in your eighties, you should be allowed to go. Where there is smoke there is fire. I don’t see how you can get 12 and up and 45 and down mixed up. It sounds like there might have been a plan in motion, it got leaked, it backfired and now they are doing a whole lot back peddling—-

CeeCee
CeeCee

You’re so right, Mary. But, IMO, that is not the point, whether one would go or not….it is the principle behind this debacle.

Liz
Liz

Did anyone ever see the episode of Six Feet Under where Ruth, the mother, was talked into shoplifting by her friend played by Kathy Bates? She said she did it all the time and never got caught because women their age are invisible. Well, I think it’s high time we stop being invisible.

This is a huge faux pas and should not be easily brushed aside. We are the ones who will be watching the show and we are the ones that watch the shows being awarded. It’s kind of like having a veterans day parade only honoring veterans since the gulf war.

If they only knew how to market to us. We have more disposable income than the youngsters they covet but maybe are a little more discerning and don’t want half the crap they try to sell us.

I am sick and effing tired of being invisible and wish others were too.

By the way. I guess Kathy Bates was right because she went on to have a network show that had good ratings but not in the coveted demographic so Harry’s Law was cancelled.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Ratings are always like that, unfortunately. Unless they get enough advertising dollars geared toward an on over 49 demographic…it’s not cost effective for them. There have been so many great shows with seemingly good ratings that don’t get renewed.

Maybe they should literally delineate television stations by age. Get advertisers geared towards one age group and place the shows that have the majority of that viewership there. Obviously we could all watch any show we want, but the market they’re targeting would be there.

It’s all about money….even, and this is veering off a bit…when celebs or musicians go on a talk show, etc. When I was a kid I thought they were just a guest on the show…that they wanted to be there. Then, I realized it’s part of their business to be there…to promote their TV show, film, cd, book….

If they wanted younger viewers to be seen, it’s all part of the strategy. If younger viewers are seen as fans, it makes it more alluring for more younger fans to check out the soaps…if it’s cool for them to watch I’ll check it out kind if thing.

Either way, that’s how it works. Sucks..and they’ve got to walk a fine line to not offend/lose a huge part of their audience like they might have just done if they didn’t backpeddle. The irony is half of the actors on soaps are older than their targeted demographic, which means they’d have been denied front seats, too, had they just been viewers.

I think AARP should hold peaceful demonstrations… 😉 but those of us who are too young for THAT group…Lets start a pre AARP group and boycott …

CeeCee
CeeCee

I loved Harry’s Law…she played that role as no other.
And, I did see that episode. I was so young, its true meaning didn’t even phase me, I’m ashamed to say. So much wisdom, which I mostly have yet to acquire, is to be had from my elders. It breaks my heart.

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EP Ken Corday Shares Favorite All-Time DAYS Storyline Is Marlena’s Possession

While in Australia, Ken Corday, the executive producer of Days of our Lives, sat down for an interviews segment on 9Now’s Today Extra to talk about the rich history and enduring success of the long-running NBC daytime drama series, which is about to celebrate yet another anniversary in just a few short weeks on November 8th.

During the conversation, Ken was asked about his all-time favorite storyline, or if he had a frontrunner within the wealth of twist, turns, romances, adventure, and drama that has been part of the town of Salem for over five and a half decades.  Corday expressed that he did have a frontrunner … and that is was Marlena being possessed by the devil from the mid-90’s.

 

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Ken told the Today Extra hosts: ‘When we took Deidre Hall, the lovely Marlena Evans, and had her possessed by the devil. It was right out of The Exorcist!’

The EP also admitted at first he was reticent to tell the story:  “I first said, ‘No, you’re mad this will never work!’ But we did it for a few weeks, and the story was meant to play out and then end at Christmas, but it ended up going on until Easter.”

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That plot came from the mind of the late soap scribe, James Reilly, and had gone through many twists from when John Black (Drake Hogestyn) was a priest in one of that character’s many incarnations, and at the time, it was John who has to perform that exorcism on the woman he loved, after Stefano (the late Joe Mascolo) left Marlena vulnerable for demonic forces to enter her body.

There was the bed levitating, the yellow eyes, and more, along with Deidre Hall’s great performance, that made this one of the more spectacular soap opera tales ever told on daytime.   In fact, over the weekend, Hall commented on Corday’s choice tweeting:  “Couldn’t have said it better myself!!”

So, would you vote for Marlena’s possession as your top all-time Days story .. or do you have another pick that you think ranks at the top? Let us know your thoughts via the comment section below.

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DAYS Kate Mansi Talks ‘Chad & Abby in Paris’ With KTLA Morning News

If you’ve downloaded the DOOL app, you are now catching chapter 2 of the successful app series, Chad & Abby in Paris, featuring Days of our Lives stars, Kate Mansi (Abigail) and Billy Flynn (Chad).

In the series, the duo known as “Chabby” is in Paris with their children, while dealing with intrusions in their relationship that seem to draw them closer together and make them stronger as a couple.

Last Friday, Kate Mansi was the special guest on the KTLA Morning News out in Los Angeles with entertainment guru, Sam Rubin and the morning news team.

During her segment, Kate discussed: what makes Chad & Abby in Paris different than the regular airshows of Days of our Lives. how she directed some scenes on an upcoming episode of the app series, how she is looking forward to getting more into directing in addition to her acting career, plus here real-life engagement.

Mansi revealed that Chad and Abby will be back on-screen on new episodes of NBC’s Days of our Lives this fall.

Watch Kate chat it up below with the KTLA crew.

Then let us know, are you enjoying chapter 2 of Chad & Abby in Paris on the DOOL app?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Stefan is Brain-Dead After Getting In Lani’s Line Of Fire

If you caught last Friday’s Days of our Lives, and as we head into a new and dramatic-filled week ahead in Salem, after jumping in front of a bullet meant for Vivian (Robin Strasser), Stefan (Brandon Barash) has been shot badly – he has a gun shot wound to the neck through the carotid artery.

Lani (Sal Stowers), who fired the shot in an effort to stop and take down Vivian for her crimes against Kate (Lauren Koslow), et al, now finds herself in very, very hot water, and none more so than with Stefan’s wife, Gabi (Camila Banus).

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In the waiting area, Gabi shows up and confronts Lani. However, Lani and Abe (James Reynolds) try to explain it was an accident.  Gabi reminds him of how he felt after Theo was shot.  As Gabi runs off to see Stefan, Lani cries, “What if he dies?”

When Gabi arrives in the trauma room, she is told by Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and team that they worked on Stefan for over 20 minutes but he is brain-dead. Vivian, who alerted Gabi to what happened, and showed up at the hospital incognito in her scrubs to check up on the fate of her son, is trying to make her escape plan from Salem

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Meanwhile, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) is MIA from her hospital room as she and Doug (Bill Hayes) go to Doug’s Place.  She wants to breathe her last breath there, and wants one last night with her beloved husband.  Julie asks Doug, if she has been a good wife to him, knowing the end is near. After reminiscing of their past and flashbacks, and Julie wanting to have one last dance, she passes out

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Next, Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and Eli (Lamon Archey) arrive at Doug’s Place and find Doug crying.  They tells him that they need to  get Julie back to the hospital but Doug says it’s too late. Everyone is heartbroken.

So, what have you thoughts of the twist? Stefan brain-dead? Gabi on the warpath? Julie’s plight and its toll on Doug? How do you think this will all play itself out? Could Stefan come back to life as others have via Dr. Rolf? Share your thoughts below.

But first, for a preview of what’s to come check out the latest DAYS promo from NBC.

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