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OLTL's Erika Slezak 40th Annual Daytime Emmys Red Carpet Video Interview!

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One Life to Live’s Erika Slezak (Viki) is a six-time Daytime Emmy winner! And at last night’s 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, the soap legend presented the Outstanding Drama Series award, which was is the most prestigious and last award of the night, and as well now know that was bestowed by Erika to Days of our Lives!

Prior to her role as a presenter on the Emmy telecast, Erika chatted with Michael Fairman, who asked her of all the six Daytime Emmy wins, which was her most memorable?   You will find out, and with a very touching moment from Erika too.

In addition, Erika recalls being given the monologue about what soap operas mean to its viewers, which was part of the second to last episode of ABC’s One Life to Live. which earned the show Writing and Drama Series nominations last night.

Finally, Erika weighs-in on her thoughts on Prospect Park and the labor union being able to resolve the issues so that One Life can go back to production as scheduled in August.

Watch it after the jump, and let us know what your favorite Emmy win of Erika’s was? For more 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Red Carpet video interview with TOLN stars from All My Children and One Life to Live, click here!

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CJ
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CJ

Erika looks AMAZING!:)

Mitch Lopatin
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Mitch Lopatin

Erika represents pure class, sophistication and inspiration. Such a joy to see her interviewed!

susan M.
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susan M.

I totally agree with you!!!

heidi
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heidi

Love her dress… she looks so beautiful!!! Love her… she is one of the greatest ever!!! Great interview Michael and Erka!!!

ethel
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ethel

erika slezak is always so gracious, classy & elegant!

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

Bravo Erika as always. She is so honest and classy and so committed to her show and her profession. It is always a joy to see and hear her.

susan M.
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susan M.

Erika has alway’s been my all-time favorite on OLTL ! She is the heart & soul of OLTL. Without her it wouldn’t be OLTL plus I think the soap couldn’t go on if she weren’t there.

susan M.
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susan M.

Beautiful dress! Elegant!

mgb357
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mgb357

Always love to see the positive!

Erika Slezak is the best! She is a treasure..

On another note – it looks like they fixed the doors on OLTL.

They now open IN to Tea’s house – will be watching at La Buleigh.

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

Didn’t they have a tribute to AMC on last year’s show? Why wasn’t there anything for OLTL on this show? They would’ve had plenty of time if they had cut out that horrible singing! And Carrie Fisher was a waste of time too! They messed up the tribute to Monty Hall and they still went overtime!

CindyC
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CindyC

Wonderful lady and actress.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

As usual, Erika is the epitome of grace and class. Her father would be proud (is proud from heaven!). Love her positive outlook and her loyalty to Robin Strasser. My favorite emmy win for Erika will be NEXT YEAR! 😉

Trapper
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Trapper

GREAT interview!! Ms. Slezak looks amazing, and the questions were spot on! Thanks, Michael!

Lisa Z.
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Lisa Z.

That was a terrific interview. She was one of the few presenters who appeared to know what they were doing on the Emmy Award show. She is my favorite on OLTL. I feel better about the future of OLTL and that the labor dispute will be resolved after listening to her interview.

k/kay
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k/kay

The reason she knows what she is doing is because she has been in the business and loves daytime. I wish that ABC would do the right thing and bring them back home I applaud PP for what they have done but it is still not the same. Erika did look lovely!

Debbie Harris
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Debbie Harris

Great interview with the Fabulous Erika Slezak!! She is such a classy lady and a Wonderful actress! Hope they get everything together so OLTL can start filming again! Look forward to more of it and Erika!!

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That means that we hopefully will see scenes between Chapman and her two on-screen sons, Greg Rikaart (Kevin) and Christian LeBlanc (Michael).

Soap Opera Digest broke the bit of casting news.

Chapman was last seen in the role in 2018 and then headed over to Days of our Lives to play Diana for awhile.

Judith took over the role of Gloria in 2005 replacing Knots Landing favorite, Joan Van Atk.

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Greg Vaughan Shares Farewell To DAYS & Scene Partner Arianne Zucker: “Never a Dull Moment, Laughing or Crying, She was the Party, Always with a smile!”

Tuesday’s episode of Days of our Lives had Eric Brady saying a sudden farewell to his loved ones before he departs Salem for Africa to help those in need.  That marks the on-screen departure of Daytime Emmy winner, Greg Vaughan.

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Over the past two days, Vaughan took to his Instagram to share some sentiments, ‘thanks you’s’ and some photos of some of his favorite memories with his castmates expressing, “Seeing it’s the last week I’m airing on @nbcdays …I wanted to share some great captured memories this week with my incredible fans & castmates.”

The actor also posted a special photo album of pics with his longtime on-screen partner and love interest, Arianne Zucker (Nicole).  In that, he posted this message: “To my Ride or Die partner Ari!! Never a dull moment, laughing or crying, she was the party, always with a smile! Love ya #ERICOLE”

So, will you miss Ericole? Are you sad to see Greg exit Days on-screen? Share your thoughts via the comment section below … AND what were some of your favorite performances of Greg during his time on DAYS.

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Those allegations prompted an internal investigation by WarnerMedia, which led to the dismissal of several key producers at the talk show.

Previously, Ellen shared that she would address what had happened during the new season, but she did so at the top of its first episode back, and repeated some of the same sentiments she also shared in a letter to her crew and staffers.

DeGeneres expressed  “I know that I’m in a position of privilege and power, and I realize that with that comes responsibility, and I take responsibility for what happens at my show. This is The Ellen DeGeneres Show. I am Ellen DeGeneres.”  She was quick to point out that she is turning the page and that “today, we are starting a new chapter.”

Addressing what has been her off-screen behavior vs. her on-air persona, Ellen said: “The truth is, I am that person that you see on TV. I am also a lot of other things.  Sometimes I get sad. I get mad. I get anxious. I get frustrated. I get impatient. And I am working on all of that. I am a work in progress… I don’t think I’m that good of an actress that I could come out here every day for 17 years and fool you. This is me, and my intention is to always be the best person I can be. And if I’ve ever let someone down, if I’ve ever hurt their feelings, I’m so sorry for that.”  Within the monologue she shares how she became known as the “Be Kind Lady” a moniker that also came back to bite her during the summer.

So, what do you think about what Ellen has to say at the top of the new season of her show? Do you think this is enough of an explanation to the public? Are you ready to watch her new season? Comment below.

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