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Soaphunks.net announces new changes to Adonis 2009 competition which kicks off 5/14!

logo64.jpgThe Soaphunks.net Adonis 2009 competition is set to get underway this coming Thursday May 14th, and this being the sixth year, the have shaken up the rules just a little. So die-hard voters who want to see their favorite hunks win the top categories, make sure to check out these excerpts from the SoapHunks.net Adonis 2009 rules and regulations and make sure to go to their site for deeper schedule and information.

From SoapHunks.net: “In order for a soap hunk to be fair game for the Adonis 2009 contest, he must appear on a U.S. soap during the contest period (May 14-September 2, 2009), including actors who have announced plans to start during the contest semifinal period and with no announced plans (by May 1, 2009) to vacate his role before the end of the contest. Competitors may be either on contract or steadily recurring. Due to the nature of this contest, plans such as these announced after the contest begins will have no effect.

2009 VOTING RULES

THE SEMIFINALS: Unlike in past contests, this year there is no pre-established set of 32 semifinalists. Instead, ALL qualifying actors from each daytime soap are eligible. The first four weeks of voting will focus on two soaps only each week (see schedule below). All eligible actors from a given soap will compete against their co-stars only. The top vote-getter from each of the eight daytime soaps will earn a spot in the finals.

WILD CARD WEEK: The hunk who polls in second place for each soap during each semifinal week will return for Wild Card Week. The public’s top vote-getter from this group will also earn a finalist’s spot. The final three spots will be hand-picked from the eight wild card contestants by this year’s three esteemed judges: Nelson Branco, superherofan of superherofannet.com and SoapHunks.net creator, Danny!

THE FINALS: You may vote once per day per person per IP address. Unlike last year, there is no ranking everyone, just one vote for your favorite contestant.  Each valid submission will carry the weight of 1,000 votes, just as in the past few years. Please do NOT vote multiple times from all of your different e-mail addresses, nor may you jump from computer to computer. You will have to attest to this before submitting any ballots, and any evidence of foul play will invalidate ALL of your attempted ballots. During the finals, the contestant with the lowest number of votes will be eliminated.”

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Emme Rylan On Her Final GH Scenes: “Laying There Emotionless While My Amazing Costars Cried Over My Comatose Body Was One of the Hardest Acting Challenges EVER!”

If you watched Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital, you witnessed an emotional and heartbreaking episode where friends, family, and loved ones had to say their goodbyes to Lulu Spencer (Emme Rylan) before she is transferred to a long-term care facility to be looked after following her brain injuries and surgery which left her in a coma.

This was to mark the last scenes of Emme Rylan who has exited the series.  In story, viewers watched as Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Maxie (Kirsten Storms), Dante (Dominic Zamprogna), Tracy (Jane Elliot) and a grief-stricken Laura (Genie Francis) sat by Lulu’s hospital bedside telling her they will be waiting for her to wake up, as the agonize over the gravity of the situation.

On Wednesday, Rylan took to social media to tell her fans how difficult it was for her to tape those scenes, when she expressed: “Laying there emotionless while my amazing costars cried over my comatose body was one of the hardest acting challenges EVER! They don’t exactly have you practice that in acting school (Thank u to everyone that noticed).”

In response former GH star Ryan Paevey (Ex-Nathan) who also went through a similar on-screen situation when his character was killed-off tweeted back to Em: “I 100% agree and understand, haha.”

The episode gave  Genie Francis a fantastic palette to play and reminded everyone why she is one of the greatest icons of the genre.

So, what did you think of Emme’s statement on trying to get through those difficult scenes as played by her co-stars?  Share your thoughts below.

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Brandon Routh Joins Another OLTL Alum, Nathan Fillion, In New Role on ‘The Rookie’

It’s a One Life to Live reunion of sorts coming up on ABC’s The Rookie.  Brandon Routh (Ex-Seth Anderson) is joining the cop drama in a recurring role this season.

After his turn on CW’s Legends of Tomorrow, Routh will be part of the cast along with another OLTL alum, Nathan Fillion (Ex-Joey Buchanan), who plays series lead. John Nolan, the oldest rookie at the Los Angeles Police Department.

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According to Deadline, “Routh will play Doug Stanton, an eleven-year veteran of the LAPD, whose views prove to be polarizing at the Mid-Wilshire station.”

 

Brandon is currently set for four episodes with the possibility of a longer arc.

The new season of The Rookie bows on January 3rd.

So will you be checking  out the new season of The Rookie? Comment below.

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Daytime Emmys To Remain Virtual For Upcoming 2021 Ceremony

With an uncertain situation of when live events can get back to normal, or as they have been in the past prior to the coronavirus pandemic, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced today that it plans on keeping next year’s Daytime Emmys award show virtual, to allow for the 2022 awards cycle to stay on track.

In fact, all of NATAS’s award ceremonies including: the News and Documentary Emmys, Technology & Engineering Emmys and the Sports Emmys will also remain virtual next year.

The Daytime Emmys became the first major award show to air a virtual presentation that others followed back in late June of this year and aired on CBS.

In a statement, NATAS chairman and CEO Adam Sharp expressed on the organization’s decision:“The current timetables articulated by manufacturers project mass availability of vaccinations for the entire U.S. population by mid-summer 2021, potentially permitting a return to more traditional in-person ceremonies later in the fall. However, we have determined that delaying our 2021 events to possibly allow for a compressed calendar of in-person Emmy ceremonies late in the year would result in unacceptable delays to our awards cycle for 2022. Instead, we have decided to remain “virtual” in the format of our ceremonies for 2021 while relying on a substantially pre-COVID awards calendar. In so doing, we believe we will be best-positioned to return to a full, on-time, traditional schedule of in-person ceremonies in 2022.

The dates currently under consideration for the 48th annual Daytime Emmys which would be via two or three nights of presentations are: a combination of dates from Friday, June 25, Saturday, July 17 and/or Sunday, July 18.

For those entering the competition, the entry deadline is February, 17, 2021 with  the nominations not to come till May or June.

So, what do you think about the Daytime Emmys going virtual again for 2021? Comment below.

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