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Soapside: Special Emmy Edition with Chappell, Riegel, Lucci & more

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Michael Fairman’s monthly column Soapside: The Advocate Guide’s to Daytime is now live and features coverage from The 37th Annual Daytime Emmys with quotes, moments, and news from the red carpet, parties, press room and casinos!  With the Emmys being in Sin City, Las Vegas it made for, to the least, an interesting red carpet for LGBT favorites.  Here are a few excerpts!

DAYS Crystal Chappell, who lost her bid for her well deserved Lead Actress Emmy, had this to say about her Emmy luck and the Otalia story on Guiding Light. “I am a huge fan of the story they gave me. I am very lucky that my peers liked it. You know what? I had an experience a few years ago when I was nominated, when everyone came up to me, saying, ‘You’re going to win, you’re going to win.’ And I am going, ‘Oh, God.’ And I didn’t win, and then everyone was really embarrassed, and they kind of avoided me the whole night. So not only did I get screwed with the Emmy [laughs], I got ignored. So I take it with a whole grain of salt, and I am lucky to be here. I am lucky to have another job at this point, and I am a grateful girl, and somebody gave me a $25 Vegas chip.”

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Eden Riegel (Heather, Y&R) mentioned that in recent scenes with Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe),  she couldn’t help but have some….sexual confusion… in scenes where she was supposed to be making eyes at John Driscoll’s, Chance , because of her past on-screen same-sex relationship with Hendrickson on All My Children: “The first scenes we had together, I was kind of making eyes at Liz, and there was sort of a sexual thing going on. I went, Uh-oh, wrong show, Eden. You got to put that under wraps. That was in rehearsal. So I said to myself, I have to look like I hate her. I have to look like I hate her. I had to look at her forehead and pretend she is somebody else. Now I am getting better at it, and I narrow my eyes and look like I don’t like her.”

Make sure to read the entire Soapside wrap-up for more fun tibits.

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I DO NOT KNOW WHAT CHARACTER EDEN PLAYED ON ALL MY CHILDREN, BUT I DO KNOW, I DO NOT LIKE HER AS THE NEW HEATHER ON YOUNG AND RESTLESS. MANY VIEWERS SHARE MY SENTIMENTS.

SHE DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO ACT LIKE AN ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY AT ALL! SHE IS SO NEEDY AND JUST SO PATHETIC IN THIS ROLE.

I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST THIS ACTRESS, BUT I DO FEEL SHE AS A TERRIBLE RE-CAST FOR THE HEATHER CHARACTER, PHYSICALLY AND PERSONALITY WISE.

DEFINATELY NO MATCH FOR THE CHANCE CHARACTER. THEIR IS NO CHEMISTRY THERE AT ALL. CHANCE BELONGS WITH CHLOE. OPPOSITES ATTRACT AND CREATE GREAT CHEMISTRY. THEY ALSO LOOK GREAT TOGETHER.

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WATCH: All My Children Reunion On Strahan & Sara

On Monday’s episode of ABC’s Strahan & Sara, the show welcomed several stars of the beloved All My Children for a reunion, of sorts. Joining hosts Michael Strahan and Sara Haines were Susan Lucci (Erica), Walt Willey (Jack), Cady McClain (Dixie), Jacob Young (JR) and Jill Larson (Opal).

While it was wonderful to see the stars from Pine Valley again, it was also a painful reminder that this network, ABC, canceled the show, and had put in its place – The Chew, and now Strahan & Sara – since canning the series.   In fact, as you will see on the clips below, many of the crew who work on this talk show were once the crew for All My Children.

During the segment, Susan Lucci was tested to see if she remembered all of Erica Kane’s wedded names.  Later, Walt Willey and Susan re-created the final scene of the ABC version of All My Children between Erica and Jack, where Jack walks out on her.  However, this time, they have Jack changing his mind and coming back to Erica and sealing their relationship with a kiss – a moment of closure that never happened (since the show moved to online via Prospect Park).

In addition, Cady McClain and Jacob Young re-created the infamous Dixie “dying from eating poison pancakes” scene, as JR watches his mother die, only this time she lives.

It’s always great to see these veteran performers, but Strahan & Sara is trying to capture the soap viewers to put eyeballs on their show by bringing in talent from the show that sadly and wrongly went off the air.

Watch the clips below from the All My Children reunion below.  Then, let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below.

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Soap Alums On Parade At ABC TCA Winter Press Tour: Photo Gallery

This week at the annual ABC TCA (Television Critics Association) Winter Press Tour, the network introduced members of the media to some of the new shows that will be rolled out in the coming months on both ABC and Freeform.  Many notables, who started on the soaps, are in the casts of some of the more exciting new offerings.

In addition, several soap graduates, who are currently appearing on the network in major primetime series were also in attendance promoting the ABC line-up of programming.

Look no further than the photo gallery below to see: Bryan Craig, Denye Tonzts, Eric Winter, Sam Page, Eva Longoria, Jason George, Rome Flynn, and a host of others as they step out and pose for some photos.

So, are you excited to see GH alums, Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan), in his new role as Javi on Grand Hotel? Hayley Erin (Ex-Kiki) in her new role on Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists?  Check out the gallery, and let us know via the comment section.

 

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All My Children Reunion Coming Up On ABC’s Strahan & Sara

Some of your all-time favorites from Pine Valley are getting together to appear on Good Morning America’s re-branded Strahan & Sara ,formerly known as GMA Day.

Make sure to catch the show next Monday, February 11th when hosts Michael Strahan and Sara Haines welcome Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica), Jacob Young (Ex-JR), Cady McClain (Ex-Dixie), Walt Willey (Ex-Jack),and Jill Larson (Ex-Opal).  And, you never know who else might pop up and join this group.

Strahan and Sara airs on ABC at 1PMEST/12PMCST weekdays.

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Are you missing Pine Valley? Here’s a chance to see some of these enduring stars together again.  Most recently, Home & Family back in February of 201,7 held an on-screen reunion for many notables from the series following the passing of its legendary creator, Agnes Nixon.

Will you be checking out Strahan & Sara next week for the segment? Let us know via the comment section below.

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