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Tribute to "American Bandstand" & Dick Clark segment set for Daytime Emmys Vegas!

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Looks like the Daytime Emmy telecast is totally going Viva Las Vegas, and will have a very special tribute to American Bandstand and Dick Clark  when the  THE 37TH ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY® AWARDS, to air live from the Las Vegas Hilton on Sunday June 27,  on the CBS Television Network.  Vegas headliners including: Cher, Barry Manilow, Garth Brooks, Marie Osmond, Ann-Margret, Frankie Avalon, The Spinners, Jay Leno and , even American Idol’s departing, Simon Cowell, are among the stars who will be saluting the iconic show and legendary television personality.

“Since this is the first time the Daytime Emmys will be based outside New York or L.A. , we’re putting together a special that will tap into the energy and excitement of Las Vegas , ” stated David McKenzie, executive producer of the telecast. “This will be an entertainment driven awards presentation that viewers will embrace.”     

Hosted by Regis Philbin, the Daytime Emmy Awards will feature outstanding performers from all fields of daytime television.  Las Vegas based acts including Blue Man Group, Cirque du Soleil, the showgirls of Jubilee; along with top performers such as Wayne Newton, Cheech & Chong, Jeff Foxworthy and Carrot Top are also scheduled to appear in the two-hour show.

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C.L.B
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C.L.B

Didn’t they already did a Dick Clark tribute already at the primetime emmys a few years ago? How come the daytime emmys has to recycle what the primetime emmys already did before?

Frieda Ashworth Wilt
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Frieda Ashworth Wilt

Will American Bandstand regular Justine Carrillo be included with the Dick Clark tribute, since she lives in the Las Vegas area?

DAVID FREES
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DAVID FREES

oh how cool is this; as pres of the AMERICAN BANDSTAND FAN CLUB and personal friend of DICK AND KARI CLARK and the AB REGULARS PHILLY AND CALIF i can,t wait; sounds like a wonderful tribute; yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Becky LaSpada
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Becky LaSpada

Hey David:
How are you doing? I haven’t heard from you in a long, long time. I liked getting your AB letters and updates.
I think the last time I saw you was at the 50th anniv.
I found this site and I am having so many emotions going through all the pages.
I LOVE IT–WHAT FUN!!!
Please e-mail me and I can update you with my new address.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Best wishes and love,
Becky

Sunnie
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Sunnie

Hi: I am trying to reach the primary Fan Club for Dick Clark. Do you have any information to refer me? Thank you.

Charles Amann
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Charles Amann

Love the layout of your site. I see some of your readers have questions with regard to American Bandstand. I’d love to assist. Drop by theprincesandprincessesofdance.com — enjoy your visit and make a comment, ask a question — whatever you see fit.

Great job here and thanks

Best regards, Charles

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TONIGHT: 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS

Who will take home the gold at Sunday night’s 73rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards?  Well, from the looks of it .two heavy favorites going into it are Ted Lasso in the comedy categories, and The Crown in the dramatic categories, but as we have seen on previous Emmys there may be upsets afoot.

Other leading contenders through the night will include the series: The Mandalorian, WandaVision, The Handmaid’s Tale, Saturday Night Live, Lovecraft CountryThe Queen’s Gambit and Mare of Easttown.

Cedric the Entertainer will host the three-hour special on CBS beginning at 8 pm EST emanating from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.  Pandemic and all there will be a return to an opening number.

 

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The broadcast’s executive producer, Ian Stewart, confirmed an opening number, when he previously told Deadline, the number “is going to be a lot of people participating, singing, rapping.  It’s hopefully going to be a very impactful start, a ton of fun.”

The Primetime Emmys will have nominees in attendance, with a more limited amount virtually, and those who have tickets can stay in the venue through the whole show, unlike the Grammys or Oscars were those nominated were ushered in and out.  Look for the Emmys to take place outside the theatre under a tent.

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One Life to Live alum Renée  Elise Goldsberry (Ex-Evangeline) will be competing in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her role in Hamilton.  Another OLTL alum, Jonathan Groff (Ex-Henry), is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his role in Hamilton, as well.

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In the Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, Sterling K. Brown tries to win another Emmy for his role as Randall Pearson on This Is Us.   To view all the nominees, head on over to the TV Academy’s website.

This past June, CBS also aired the 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in a pre-packaged show for broadcast due to Covid-19 restrictions.

So, who are you rooting for to win the gold at the 73rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards? Comment below.

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As The World Turns

Soap Vet Exec Prod and Director, Chris Goutman, Virtual Interview On Tap

The former executive producer of Another World and As the World Turns, Chris Goutman, will appear on a very special episode of The Locher Room next Friday, September 24th.

To celebrate the virtual interview show’s 200th episode, the Emmy Award-winning producer and director will join Alan Locher beginning at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m PST.   You can watch it live here.

Having started his career in the soaps an actor appearing on The Doctors, Search for Tomorrow, The Edge of Night and Texas, Goutman moved on to becoming a director and eventually an executive producer.  Chris has directed episodes of nine different daytime dramas.

Goutman currently serves as the Artistic Director, Associate Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

So, will you be tuning-in to see what Chris has to say about his time on AW and ATWT and more? Comment below.

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General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Remembers Carly Just as She Is Marrying Jason

After nine months of being “Mike”, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) had a major breakthrough as his memory is all coming back to him now (as the Celine Dion song says), and in the process the Tan-O has burned to the ground, signaling the the probable end to the Nixon Falls arc of the story.

As the story picked-up on Thursday, Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) plot to keep Sonny for herself and away from Carly majorly backfired on her.  Not only does Phyllis (Joyce Guy) now know that Nina lied about “Mike’s” identify the entire time, but Peter August (Wes Ramsey) is running wild and free heading back to Port Charles to claim his baby and Maxie (Kirsten Storms), after setting fire to the building.

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Since “Mike” ran in to save Nina and got hit by a beam in the process, he is alone in the burning Tan-O enveloped by flames, but that triggers the beginning of his memory coming back.

Meanwhile, back in Port Charles, Jason (Steve Burton) and Carly (Laura Wright) are at their wedding, with the five family mob bosses present with a plot of their own and everyone wondering if Jarly will say “I do'”.    The two light a candle together for those loved ones no longer with them … ah, Sonny!

Back the burning Tan-O, Sonny is visited by the vision of the real Mike (Max Gail) who tells him it’s time for him to go home now.  A conflicted Sonny tells Mike he is very happy in Nixon Falls with Nina, but Mike tells him he needs to know his past in order to move forward.  When Sonny has flashes of his violent past it frightens him, and he says whatever family he has is better off without him in their lives.

Jax (Ingo Rademacher) tries to text Maxie while still in Nixon Falls with Nina to watch out for Peter, but she is attending and managing Carly and Sonny’s wedding, so she doesn’t pick up the phone!

Inside the Tan-O, Sonny sees a vision of woman, who when she turns and faces him is Carly. While Sonny is lying on the floor and is engulfed in flames and trapped, Mike tells Sonny he can die as “Mike” or live on as the man he truly is, Sonny.  It is then Sonny calls out “Carly!”

So, what did you think of the episode? Do you think Carly and Jason will get married? Will Sonny tells Nina he remembers? What will Nina’s next move be? Are you glad Sonny seems to have his memory back? The episode featured another strong performance by Maurice Benard.  Share your thoughts below.

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