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Y&R’s Eileen Davidson Reveals Another One of Ashley’s Alters Will Emerge Soon

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Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott) is used to playing multiple characters on daytime soap operas.  After all, the two-time Daytime Emmy-winning star of The Young and the Restless, also played five characters at one in the form of Kristen DiMera/Susan Banks/Thomas Banks/Sister Mary Moira/Penelope on Days of our Lives.

However in 2024, Davidson is playing different parts of Ashley’s personalities (her alters) instead of five actual distinct people.  Harkening back to Ashley’s early days, the character first displayed mental health issues in the 80s. In a recent conversation with Y&R EP and head writer, Josh Griffith, discussing Ashley’s issues helped inspire the scribe to craft a story for the popular actress.

Speaking with TV Insider on her juicy new storyline, Davidson shared that it had to be, “more subtle, especially in the beginning,” of how Ashley was actually different alters without anybody knowing. “She didn’t want to tip anybody off. As time went on, they each became more assertive.”

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According to Davidson, Ashley’s alters include: “Ms. Abbott, Ash, and another one to be revealed soon.”  In balancing playing each of the variances of the alters, Eileen shared, “It takes a lot of concentration. It makes my head hurt because it’s Ashley and then sometimes mid-scene, I’m becoming the alter, so I’m starting off as one and ending up as another who’s talking to someone else in her head.”

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Coming up, Ashley’s family will stage an intervention to try to get to the root cause of what is going on with her. Davidson explains, “That is intense because it’s at a very high decibel. It’s Ms. Abbott and she’s fighting for her life and the gloves are off.”

This week on the April 1st episode, Y&R teasers share: Ashley has a rude awakening, while on the Wednesday, April 3rd episode, Ashley makes a confession to Traci (Beth Maitland).

So, are you enjoying thus far Ashley’s DID storyline? What do you think will be the name of the new alter? Share your theories via the comment section below.

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I’m loving it

Eileen Davidson is a wonderful actress, love this new storyline. Colleen Zenk as Aunt Jordan is doing a terrific job playing cray cray. Loved her as Barbara Ryan on As The World Turns. I am hearing rumors that Jordan will die soon. Hopefully this is not true.

Eileen has the chips to do the story but I don’t trust JG to write it

Agreed and agreed! In the right hands, with Davidson to work with, it could be a phenomenal story. But with the current regime, not gonna happen. I end up laughing at most of it.

The writers should do more research or have a mental health professional consulting. This is not believable. If you know any real facts about DID then this is not based on reality. But hey! Sometimes our soaps do not have to be based on facts to be enjoyable.

These writers do very little research, and it shows in the end product.

Don’t know how I feel about this with Ashley. However, felt writers were doing a rather senstiive job with the young boy and his struggling parents. For me, some of the new actors have been exceptional. I am not an astute follower, but the crazy aunt and the new Newman daughter/granddaughter all stand out in their field.

Wish writers would either define Phyllis or get rid of her. For some reason I don’t mind Ashley’s past husband. (I don’t always remember the names). He carries an interesting/hidden charm.

The storylines have been far too scattered, but I watch. It was pleasing to see the Newman brothers finding some peace regarding Conner’s mental health issues. The young boy is standing out with his performances.

I have had enough of the crazy aunt. There is something very absorbing about Claire, is that her name?

Have missed your posts but for someone who doesn’t watch on a regular basis you seem to have a very good handle on the way things are going. Hey, I watch all the time and I can’t always remember the names and specifics. A lot of fans are complaining about the show but I’m enjoying the many plot-lines.Hope to hear from you more often.

Hey, Tani—it’s been a while—Agreed about Phyllis. It seems TPTB don’t know where to put her or what to do with her. I love Michelle—my favorite, in fact. So, I don’t like the “scatter” either—Everything you write is en pointe, as usual. Later, I hope❤️

Perhaps, Ashley’s multiple personalities stem from a deep-rooted resentment she harbors for all Abbotts—John was not her biological father—- especially, Billy , who is not her bio brother, either.

Hi Celia
You could be right but growing up, she didn’t know that John was not her birth father ,she didn’t find that out until she was a lot older. They had the old hag Mamie playing mama to them after Dina left herself and Jack. Billy had his own mother Jill always scheming to get John back after they divorced. She’s had other mental problems over the years, see if your Granddma remembers any of that stuff.

Yeah—that makes sense. Ashley didn’t have much of a mother, either—-Dina was always like a ghost. And, you’re right about Mamie and Jill—one exception; Mamie really gets on my nerves like no other. I don’t get the hauteur. She acts like a Prima Donna—roll out the red carpet, everyone!!

Celia, that’s exactly how I feel about Mamie. Here, she’s a housekeeper all these years and finally Jill pays her a million dollars to get rid of her and now she’s back with a vengeance, making everyone’s lives hell trying to take their company away from them and don’t even get me started on those pipe curls.

I wish I could ask Eileen what has been the hardest to play, Ashley with her Alters or Kristen DeMera, Susan Banks plus her brother and sister on DOOL.

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51st Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations: CBS Soaps Score Most, Eric Braeden, Dick Van Dyke, Guy Pearce Receive Nods

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) have officially announced on Friday, the full list of nominees for the 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

While Thursday brought with it four reveals of the nominees in the Outstanding Daytime Drama, Talk Show Host, Lead Actor and Actress categories (as presented by various entertainment news programs), today’s nominations include all the other categories not previously announced.

The Daytime Emmy Awards telecast is set to be presented live on Friday night, June 7, at 8 PM EDT /delayed PT, on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+. This will mark the 18th time that CBS has broadcast the Daytime Emmys.

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In addition, The Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy Awards will be presented on Saturday, June 8 at t9 PM ET/6 PM PT and streamed on The Emmys apps and at The ceremonies will take place at the Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles.

Television icon, Dick Van Dyke has received his first-ever Daytime Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Guest Performer category for his touching portrayal of Timothy Robicheaux on Peacock’s Days of our Lives. The nomination makes Van Dyke the oldest Daytime Emmy nominee in history at 98-years-old.  In addition, motion picture and TV star, Guy Pearce, is also nominated as Guest Performer for his longtime role as Mike Young in the reboot of Neighbours.

Speaking of Neighbours, the Australian soap opera also received its first ever Daytime Emmy nomination for Daytime Drama Series now that its a revival can be streamed on Amazon Freevee. In addition, The Young and the Restless iconic, Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) received his first Daytime Emmy nomination in more than 20 years in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category.

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In the Daytime Drama series categories, CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless each scored 12 nominations more than any other show. Leading the acting nominations was B&B, who landed 7 performers in the various categories, a first in its 37-year history.

In a statement, Adam Sharp, President & CEO, NATAS expressed, “We are happy to once again honor the creative talent both in front of and behind the camera of America’s favorite Daytime programs. We look forward to celebrating the icons who enliven the days of audiences across the country.”

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Brent Stanton, Head of Daytime, NATAS added, “Producing the Daytime Emmys is a labor of love for all of us at NATAS. The huge popularity of these shows continues to be must-see viewing for their fans.” NATAS also revealed that Lifetime Achievement Honorees, Hosts, Presenters, and Silver and Gold Circle honorees will be revealed at a later date.

The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in television programming honoring work in a variety of categories, including daytime dramas, talk shows, instructional programming, hosting, culinary, and legal/courtroom programs. In 2021, NATAS and the Television Academy jointly announced plans to realign the Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards to be organized by content genre, as opposed to program airtime.

The 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be produced once again by NATAS and Associated Television International (ATI). Adam Sharp and Lisa Armstrong are executive producers from NATAS, while David McKenzie executive produces from ATI.

Congratulations to all the men and women in front of the camera and behind the scenes for their recognition as we take a look at who will be going for gold come June. Here are the nominees below starting with the Daytime Drama Categories.

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The Bay

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital


The Young and the Restless


Tamara Braun, Days of our Lives

Finola Hughes, General Hospital

Katherine Kelly Lang, The Bold and the Beautiful

Annika Noelle, The Bold and the Beautiful

Michelle Stafford,  The Young and the Restless

Cynthia Watros, General Hospital

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Eric Braeden, The Young and the Restless

Scott Clifton, The Bold and the Beautiful

Thorsten Kaye, The Bold and the Beautiful

Eric Martsolf, Days of our Lives

John McCook, The Bold and the Beautiful

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Jennifer Gareis, The Bold and the Beautiful

Linsey Godfrey, Days of our Lives

Courtney Hope, The Young and the Restless

Allison Lanier, The Young and the Restless

Emily O’Brien, Days of our Lives

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Robert Gossett, General Hospital

Bryton James, The Young and the Restless

Wally Kurth, Days of our Lives

A Martinez, The Bay

Mike Manning, The Bay

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Linden Ashby, The Young and the Restless

Ashley Jones, The Bold and the Beautiful

Alley Mills, General Hospital

Guy Pearce, Neighbours

Dick Van Dyke, Days of our Lives


The Bay

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

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The Bay

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless


General Hospital

The Jennifer Hudson Show

The Kelly Clarkson Show

The View

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The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade

The Kelly Clarkson Show


African Queens: Njinga

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

Start Up

The Young and the Restless


African Queens: Njinga

The Drew Barrymore Show

General Hospital

The Kelly Clarkson Show

The View

The Young and the Restless


African Queens: Njinga

The Bold and the Beautiful

The Jennifer Hudson Show


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African Queens: Njinga

The Drew Barrymore Show


The View

The Young and the Restless


“Shine” General Hospital

“Unexpected Truth”Unexpected

“We’re Home” Reconnecting Roots


The Jennifer Hudson Show

The Kelly Clarkson Show

Tamron Hall

Turning The Tables with Robin Roberts

The View

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Access Hollywood

Entertainment Tonight



Be My Guest with Ina Garten

Family Dinner

Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays

Valerie’s Home Cooking

What Am I Eating? with Zooey Deschanel


Hot Bench

Judy Justice

Justice For The People with Judge Milian

The People’s Court

We The People with Judge Lauren Lake

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Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Alyssa Farah Griffin, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin, Ana Navarro, The View

Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show

Mark Consuelos, Kelly Ripa, Live with Kelly and Mark

Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales, Jerry O’Connell, Sheryl Underwood, The Talk

Tamron Hall, Tamron Hall


Lidia Bastianich, 25 Years with Lidia: A Culinary Jubilee

Valerie Bertinelli, Valerie’s Home Cooking

Eduardo Garcia, Big Sky Kitchen with Eduardo Garcia

Emeril Lagasse, Emeril Cooks

Sophia Roe, Counter Space

Buddy Valastro, Legends of the Fork


Frank Caprio, Caught in Providence

Kevin Frazier, Nischelle Turner , Matt Cohen, Cassie DiLaura, Denny Directo, Will Marfuggi, Rachel Smith, Entertainment Tonight

Deborah Norville, Steven Fabian, Lisa Guerrero, Ann Mercogliano, Jim Moret, Les Trent. Inside Edition

Robert Hernandez, Star Jones, Divorce Court

Judge Judy Sheindlin, Whitney Kumar, Kevin Rasco, Sarah Rose, Judy Justice

What do you think about the nominations for the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards? Who do you think deserved to get in that did? Who do you think got snubbed? Who are you happiest to see receive a nomination? Let us know via the comment section below.

Make sure to be with us live starting tonight Friday, April 19th at 8pm ET/5pm PT for the Michael Fairman Channel’s 10th anniversary edition of its Daytime Emmy Nomination Special 2024, featuring some of the just announced daytime drama nominees. 







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51st Daytime Emmys: Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa Receive Talk Show Host Nominations

On Thursday, nominations were announced in the Outstanding Talk Show category for the upcoming 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards. 

Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo, All My Children) coming off his first-year as co-host of ‘Live” with real-life wife, Kelly Ripa scored his first Talk Show Host nomination along with Ripa who has been nominated previous times.

Joining Mark and Kelly in the race are: Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Alyssa Farah Griffin, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin, Ana Navarro, The View
Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales, Jerry O’Connell, Sheryl Underwood, The Talk and
Tamron Hall, Tamron Hall.

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As previously reported, The Talk is coming to its end when its upcoming 15th and final season ends in December of 2024.

The 51st annual Daytime Emmys are slated to be broadcast and stream live on CBS and Paramount+ on Friday night, June 7th

Look for the full list of nominations to drop on Friday morning at 12 noon ET/9 am PT.

So, are you rooting for Kelly and Mark to win their first Talk Show host award together? Comment below.

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51st Daytime Emmys: Outstanding Daytime Drama Series Nominations

On Thursday, the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards revealed nominations in several key categories via four entertainment news programs: Access Hollywood, E! News, Extra and Access Hollywood.

Three of the four announcements were major categories in the field of Daytime Dramas.

The nominees in the Outstanding Daytime Drama Series category are: The Bay, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, Neighbours and The Young and the Restless.

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General Hospital won this category last year, and has the most all-time wins for a series in this category. For the first time, the beloved Australian-based soap opera, Neighbours is now eligible for competition due to its reboot which streams on Amazon Freevee.

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The 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be handed out in ceremonies in Los Angeles and broadcast live on CBS and streaming on Paramount+ on Friday night, June 7th.

Previous categories announced tonight via the entertainment news outlet included: Lead Actor and Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

So, what do you think about this year’s nominee for the Outstanding Daytime Drama Series? Who do you think should win? Comment below.

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