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Tyra Banks To Host The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards On Pop!

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Courtesy/NATAS

So who got the nod to host daytime’s biggest night? The answer is revealed!

As the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards returns to television this year, NATAS and the show producers needed to find a fierce host to handle the proceedings to make it a fun and memorable night.  Enter Tyra Banks!  The talk-show host, creator and producer has signed on with her signature style to host the ceremonies live on Pop on Sunday night, April 26th! In an official press release this morning from NATAS the academy announced that Banks is their gal for 2015!

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Tyra Banks, the fearless, ground-breaking, award-winning mogul, will bring her signature edge and one-of-a-kind style to host the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards airing live on Pop on Sunday April 26 at 8:00 PM, ET/5:00 PM, PT. The awards, voted on by members of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), will be presented in a live televised ceremony honoring more than 350 nominees in daytime television.

Tyra’s connection to daytime television is exceptional – she won two Daytime Emmy awards for “The Tyra Banks Show” and is scheduled to make her highly anticipated return to daytime television with “The FAB Life,” a lifestyle chat show launching in the fall of 2015.

“As a network that celebrates talent and personalities who ‘pop’ in fan culture, we couldn’t be more excited to have the multi-talented Tyra Banks as the host of the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” said Paul Adler, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Pop. “We know she will bring her fun, charismatic energy to the Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony, which promises to be an entertaining show honoring the most notable achievements in daytime television.”

“With Tyra Banks as our host, all the pieces are falling into place for what I believe will be a truly memorable night on the legendary Warner Bros. Studios lot,” said, Bob Mauro, President, NATAS. “The fans on the red carpet on New York Street will have not only the multi-versatile Tyra Banks and some of the most beautiful and talented daytime stars to cheer, they will also have one of television’s most beloved performers, Betty White, as she’s honored for her extraordinary career.  Somebody pinch me!”

“Are you ready to get your Smize on?!!” exclaimed Tyra. “I’m honored to be hosting the Daytime Emmy Awards and can’t wait to bring a fresh edge and lots of surprises to the show. It’s a big year! I’m shaking things up, starting with a new look and a brand-new daytime talk show launching in the fall. I’m pumped to be partnering with a fun, new network like Pop to celebrate daytime TV and the diehard fans that watch every day. Let’s do this!”

Televised from the legendary Warner Bros. Studios lot on Stage 16, the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards show on Pop will be executive produced by Michael Levitt of Michael Levitt Productions with Gary Tellalian and Mike Rothman also serving as executive producers.

The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast during the 2014 calendar year. The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards is a presentation of NATAS in cooperation with the Television Academy.

This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award will go to the television icon Betty White. Ms. White will be joining an illustrious group of previous Lifetime Achievement honorees including, Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Walters, Merv Griffin, Dick Clark, Bob Barker, Phil Donahue, Regis Philbin, Alex Trebek and many others.

What do you think about the choice for Tyra Banks to host the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards?  Good choice? Excited by the news? Let us know!

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Timmm
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Timmm

Shes better than that god awful classless Kathy Griffin but why the hell not have soap or former soap stars host?

su0000
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su0000

Timmm ..
the soap awards are only 4 shows out of the many/all the daytime shows..
To have soap stars host might not be too cool but then again it might be very cool ! ..

Timmm
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Timmm

I understand. maybe have a legendary soap star and Regis Philbin?

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Because she has an upcoming show. She does well as host….they win over viewers to tune in. So transparent…a business move disguised as entertainment.

Rodd
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Rodd

I agree. That does seem like the reason. I just hope she does well. I know she can.

Benigno
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Benigno

If it’s a soaps- only event like the British Soap Awards, perhaps. But for me, an ideal hsot for the Daytime Emmys should be someone who obviously has ties to daytime programming, in any genre, be it talk shows, game shows, afternoon dramas series, children’s programming or news programs.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Wouldve prefered some former soap star but as long as its not Cameron Matheson or belch—Kathy Griffen—i am happy!!!

davlestev1
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davlestev1

LORD…CHEEZUS…I SO AGREE!!!

Leo
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Leo

Not as good as Queen Kathy Griffin.

But a million times better than Robin Meade. I’m still having nightmares from that event.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Leo..KathyGriffin…REALLY…the only place I expect to see that beautiful disaster after last year is on a portrait in the opening sequence of NIGHT GALLERY being introduced by RodSerling (R.I.P.)…as the night’s HORROR STORY…4REAL…That picture of TyraBanks though says it all for what’s to come this year..but i’ll be all over it…sooo…Que Sera Sera…we’ll no doubt all be watching her in stunned silence like DorisDay trying to sing through the abduction of her son and impending danger of JimmyStewart…but i digress…OR DO I???

davlestev1
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davlestev1

She couldn’t even pretend to be a doll pretending to be human…OH MYLANTA…i’ll have some handy!!

davlestev1
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davlestev1

UGHHH AND I DO MEAN UGHHH…i’ll watch but she is A.N.N.O.Y.I.N.G. WITH A CAPITAL UGHHH…AUUGHHHH….

Linda
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Linda

Instead of Tyra Banks the host should be a current soap star or a soap legend. Having Ms. Banks host is just a way for ABC/D to promote her OLTL replacement show. Hasn’t TPTB at ABC/D figured we won’t watch her show?

Benigno
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Benigno

OLTL is off the air for some time now already. We all have to move on to bigger and better things than dwell on the past.

After all, we only have One Life to Live.

janet
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janet

So much for the DAYTINME AWARDS. This is a joke.Guess there is no reason to watch this again !

Alan
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Alan

This is great news, said no one.

Ces
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Ces

Are the Daytime Emmy Awards even still significant? The first hit happened many years ago and now we have a clown like Tyra Banks hosting it? Why? Why not a Soap Legend or someone relevant to daytime TV? I haven’t watched this slop of a show for years; I merely check out the clips later. I have more important things to do in my 2 hours. Kathy Griffin was bad enough.

Chrystie Delancey
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Chrystie Delancey

They should pay Drew Carey and/or Wayne Brady a boat load of money to host. They need a COMEDIAN plus they are part of daytime.

Tyra Banks, while a fine individual, will not do the job.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

I’m supposed to care because…

Rodd
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Rodd

Tara has ties to daytime as the host of her own talk show from back in the day, right? So, I’m not over concerned or feel as though they selected a celebrity from prime time who doesn’t even know one soap from the next or who’s on what talk show. However, that being said, the press release has me a bit worried when she talks about shaking things up and putting a fresh edge on things. Haven’t we had enough “shake ups” and “fresh edge(s)” which resulted in disastrous Daytime Emmy shows in the past? I hope she’s talking about… Read more »

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Marlena Becomes Possessed … Again!

On Tuesday’s episode of Days of our Lives, the devil had his way with his favorite person, Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall)! In story, leave it to Marlena to save Doug (Bill Hayes) by giving herself up to Satan!

As Doug revealed himself to be Satan while in a therapy session with Marlena in her office, a shook Marlena tries to comprehend what is happening! When the devil says if Marlena won’t accept him in, she will punish Doug, he does just that.

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Poor Doug is left writhing in pain and on the floor, crying out for help! When we come back to the scene Marlena is not exactly right near his body, but sort of overlooking what is happening. Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) rushes into Marlena’s office to find Doug as Marlena stares blankly. Eventually, she calls for help.

After Doug is put in a hospital room and is monitored, Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Tripp (Lucas Adams) can’t find anything wrong with him. Meanwhile, Julie finds Marlena at the nurses station and asks what happened with Doug during their therapy session.  Marlena flashes back to what led to Doug writing on the floor, and clearly something is way off with Marlena, because she has now become possessed.

Later, Julie sits by Doug’s hospital bed as he opens his eyes, as he tells his beloved wife, “He left me and went in to her.”  A confused Julie is left to ponder what on earth Doug could be talking about.

When Marlena comes home to John (Drake Hogestyn) – who is already concerned with Johnny (Carson Boatman) being set on making a movie of Sami’s life story which includes points on Marlena’s original possession – she tells him Doug collapsed in her office. When the two hug, Marlena slowly opens her eyes  revealing that they are glowing yellow.  Yup! We are off to the races. Marlena is now once again possessed.

So, what did you think about the scenes between Deidre Hall and Bill Hayes? Are you enjoying the revisiting of the infamous ‘possession’ storyline thus far? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Kicks-Off Possession Storyline Revisted with ‘Doug’ Twist Cliffhanger, Followed by Fall Preview

Did the ‘Devil’ make them do it? Doug Williams  (Bill Hayes) is Satan? In what can only be described as major surprise twist on NBC’s Days of our Lives, for weeks, fans have thought they were about to embark on another dementia or Alzheimer’s storyline on the soaps with another beloved character.

However, Days head writer, Ron Carlivati ,and his writing team came up with a way to make it seem like this may be Doug’s fate only to use the long-running character as the impetus to bring the classic possession storyline back on the air some 25 years later.

It all goes down after Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) calls Marlena (Deidre Hall) to ask him to see Doug, after his MRI and other tests proved inconclusive for dementia, etc, to see if Dr. Evans can assess him.  The phone call to Marlena happened after John (Drake Hogestyn) was discussing the past, since Johnny (Carson Boatman) is ramping up to a shoot a movie on Sami’s life, that will include the time that Sami walked in on John and Marlena having sex, which caused Sami to act out for years and years.

 

However, and this is key, John tells Marlena that moment in time also left her alone and vulnerable to the darkest time in her life – alluding to when she became possessed by the devil – and Marlena was clearly having difficulty admitting that or going down that road of remembrance, when the phone call from Kayla saved her from digging deeper into the past.  Well now, John and Marlena may never have that conversation as she is primed to once again become possessed.

Meanwhile, Johnny is reading Will’s script for the Sami movie, and is shocked to read in it that Marlena was once possessed by the devil, as John takes out a dusty box with his Father John collar, a bible, and a news clipping of Marlena being possessed.  John is feeling that this movie will bring bad things on to all those he loves, especially Doc, and he looks to be right!

Now at her office with Doug, he admits he knows something is wrong.  He acts out and does strange things and does not know why.  Marlena brings up why Doug locked Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) in a freezer by accident. Doug gets adamant saying: “That was no accident. I locked that bitch in there on purpose.”  Marlena is shocked at his word and tone.  Then as Doug laughs, he says, “I’m not Doug.”  Next thing you know, the lowered voice of Satan comes out of Doug’s mouth and he tells Doc, “It’s been over 25 years Marlena. But did you really think I wouldn’t come back for you?” End of episode.  Great cliffhanger!

Now, check out the fall preview released following the airing of Friday’s episode by NBC below, which teases more demonic moments on Days. Then let us know in the comment section, what you thought of the ‘Doug’ twist as the possession storyline begins?

Plus, make sure to cast your vote in ‘Michael’s Poll’ of the week on the revisiting of this classic tale now in 2021 below the preview.

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