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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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Exec Prod Frank Valentini On GH’s Return with New Episodes: “There is a Bang and a Surprise and a Twist”

Monday, General Hospital will finally be airing a new episode – the first in months due to COVID-19 – which had previously shut down production of the show.  Now with safety protocols in place, GH will become the first ABC network show back on TV with original installments.

GH’s executive producer, Frank Valentini spoke to ABC 7 Los Angeles’ entertainment guru George Pennacchio on the legacy soap opera’s return and picking up the story where things left off.

Valentini offered up for Monday’s episode: “The very first few seconds of the show, I think, will blow a lot of the audience’s mind because there’s a big surprise that we inserted in.”

Meanwhile, viewers know that their is a major custody case going on for Wiley/Jonah, and that Mike’s (Max Gail) battle with Alzheimer’s could wrap in the coming months if the story continues as it had before the shut down.

However, Valentini shared that fans have some very exciting things to look forward to on GH: “There is a bang and a surprise and a twist and it’s going to be a lot of fun.”

In addition, Pennacchio reports that the GH Nurses’ Ball will return sometime in August, which usually airs in May, but didn’t, because of COVID-19 this past spring.

As to how GH will handle the love scenes, the kisses, and the intimate moments between characters which are a staple of the genre during the health crisis, Frank expressed:”Physical intimacy is limited.  We’re going to leave a lot more to the imagination.”

So, what surprises do you think are in store as previewed by Valentini when GH returns with new episodes? Comment below.

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MONDAY: Melody Thomas Scott On ‘The Talk’ To Discuss Her Memoir, ‘Always Young and Restless’

The Young and the Restless iconic Melody Thomas Scott will be virtually visiting the ladies of CBS’ The Talk this coming Monday, August 3rd (2PM ET/1PM PT).

Melody, who plays Genoa City’s one and only Nikki Newman, will be promoting the release of her upcoming memoir, Always Young and Restless: My Life On and Off America’s #1 Daytime Drama which is due out on August 18th.

Last year, the actress celebrated her 40th year on Y&R.

Now below, check out the promo for Monday’s episode of The Talk with Melody.

Then let us know, are you looking forward to reading Melody’s memoir? Comment below.

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Lindsay Hartley On Temporarily Replacing GH’s Kelly Monaco: “Some Big Shoes To Fill … Precious Too.”

When General Hospital returned to shooting new episodes amid the coronavirus pandemic, Sam McCall looked a bit different temporarily and that’s because the role was played for a bit by soap veteran Lindsay Korman-Hartley (Ex-Passions, All My Children, and Days of our Lives).

Hartley has been subbing for series star, Kelly Monaco (Sam) and according to Daytime Confidential is filling in only for a few weeks in the role,

Lindsay tweeted when the news broke: “Some big shoes to fill…precious too. I hope you enjoy watching Sam as much as I have enjoyed playing her, temporarily.”

In addition on Friday, Monaco’s mom, took to Twitter and informed a fan of Kelly’s the status of her daughter’s health which was good news that she will be back (as it looks as of now) on Monday to tape new episodes of GH,

Carmina Monaco shared:”Kelly is great and should be back on set Monday. 14 day quarantine after a breathing problem with mask 1st day back. 3 negative Covid test, I’d say she is better than great. Thank you for all of the love,”

GH fans are eagerly awaiting new episodes of the long-running ABC daytime drama series to begin airing, and they won’t have to wait much longer as this coming Monday, August 3rd, the story picks back up.

We look forward to Kelly’s return to the series in the role she made soap-famous, while Lindsay takes over to keep the character present in the storylines.

So, what do you think of Lindsay being the temp recast for Kelly? Glad to know Kelly is doing OK? Share your thoughts below.

 

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