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"OLTL" and "Y&R" take home top prizes in "Soap Opera Spirit Awards"!

jeanne-trevor.jpgYay! Canada, for recognizing the best in daytime, and the exceptional picks and winners for their second annual, “Soap Opera Spirit Awards“.  Make sure to check out the entire winners list with star quotes from the list delivered by Nelson Branco and TV Guide Canada’s website.

“OLTL” took home a total of 11 awards, followed by “Y&R” with 8.  Unlike the Daytime Emmys which honors single performances, “Soap Opera Spirit” judges the nominees for their body of work throughout the year. Tonight look for “Daytime Confidential’s” special podcast on the awards with “AMC’s”Eden Riegel and husband, Andrew Miller from “Imaginary Bitches”.

Some of the big winners:

Outstanding Drama Series: “The Young and the Restless”
Outstanding Lead Actress: Jeanne Cooper, “The Young and the Restless”
Outstanding Lead Actor: Trevor St. John, “One Life to Live”

    Make sure to check out the entire list!

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    GH’s Billy Miller Lands Role In Apple’s Upcoming Thriller Series, ARE YOU SLEEPING

    Exciting casting news for mutli-Daytime Emmy winner, Billy Miller (Drew, General Hospital).  Miller has been cast in the upcoming drama series thriller, Are you Sleeping to be on Apple’s streaming platform.

    Are you Sleeping stars Oscar winner Octavia Spencer along with Lizzy Caplan, and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) with another Oscar winner, Reese Witherspoon serving as one of the series executive producers with the project through her production company, Hello Sunshine.

    According to Deadline: Are You Sleeping, is based on the true-crime novel by Kathleen Barber,and provides a unique glimpse into America’s obsession with true-crime podcasts and challenges its viewers to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice is placed on a public stage.

    Code Black’s Moon Bloodgood is also set as a series regular. Brett Cullen (Devious Maids) and Hunter Doohan, will recur along with Miller.

    In story, Octavia Spencer stars as Poppy Parnell, a relentless investigative reporter who looks to uncover the truth behind a decades-old questionable murder verdict through her new podcast. Caplan plays twin sisters Josie and Lanie, whose father’s murder decades ago is examined on the podcast. Paul plays convicted murderer Warren Cave, whose guilt or innocence has remained a question in many people’s minds for the past 20 years.

    Miller will play the role of Lanie’s husband, Alex Dunn.

    Elizabeth Perkins, Mekhi Phifer, Michael Beach, Tracie Thoms, Haneefah Wood and Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) also co-star in the series.

    So, looks like Billy will be a part of a star-studded cast! Excited to see him in this role? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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    DYNASTY’s Brianna Brown Is A New Mom!

    It’s a boy for Brianna Brown and her husband Richie Keen!

    The CW’s Dynasty star, were she plays Claudia Blaisdel, gave birth to her son Charlie Zane on July 18th in Los Angeles.

    The new little bundle of joy weighed in 7 lbs., 11 oz.

    In a statement to PEOPLE the proud new parents expressed: “We are overjoyed to welcome Charlie into our family and are grateful to everyone who helped guide us through our birth experience. We are looking forward to all the adventures we will have in the next chapter of our lives.”

    General Hospital fans remember Brianna for her portrayal of Dr. Lisa Niles who had an obsession with Dr. Patrick Drake (played by now Y&R’s Jason Thompson).

    Share your congratulations for the happy couple and baby Charlie via the comment section below!

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    Jordi Vilasuso Joins The Cast Of The Young and the Restless

    Soap vet, Jordi Vilasuso is heading to Genoa City!

    Casting news out of Soap Opera Digest is that the Daytime Emmy-winning actor, will play the role of Ray who is said to be a mysterious stranger who finds himself immersed in the drama in town.

    Look for Jordi to make his Y&R debut on the Friday, August 17th episode.

    Daytime fans last saw Jordi as Dario on Days of our Lives.  He exited when the character was written-off and into the Witness Protection Program.

    Jordi won is Daytime Emmy for his role as Tony Santos on Guiding Light.

    So, do you think Jordi will play a good guy, or a bad guy this time out on Y&R? Comment below.

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