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Venice, The Bay, Steamboat & Empire get Indie Intertube Award Noms!

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Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Indie Intertube gurus Destini and Shandavar announced last night the nominees for The Indie Intertube Awards covering the landscape of  new media web series.  Included in the 51 categories are some of your favorite web soaps and actors who received nomination in various categories.   Scoring nods for Best Soap Opera are:  Empire, The Bay, Venice the Series, Desire and Deceit, and Anacostia. The hilarious soap spoof Steamboat, which is returning to the web with new episodes this week, received a nomination in the Best Comedy Series category.

Acting nominations went to Nadia Bjorlin for Venice in the Supporting Actress category Drama, and Jordan Clarke for Supporting Actor for Venice, Drama.  Former Guiding Light stars,  Beth Chamberlin and Kurt McKinney both picked up nods for their supporting work in Steamboat, and in addition, Chamberlin got a second nod for her guest starring work in Cell.

The winners will be announced live on January 20th on the Indie Intertube UStream Channel starting at 5PMPST/8PMEST

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Sarah
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Sarah

No nominations for Crystal Chappell and Hillary B Smith as best actress/drama?? No nomination for Elizabeth Keifer as best supporting actress/drama?? WTF!

Erikk
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Erikk

It’s mind boggling that Jessica Leccia did not get a nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Jessica was excellent in EVERY episode of season 2 just as she was in season one. Leccia should have gotten a nomination. I’m going to give this awards show a miss.

Dani Austin
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Dani Austin

Congratulations to Venice the Series for its well deserved nomination for Best Soap Opera. Bravo Crystal for writing a compelling story that made Season 2 must watch programming. Congratulations to Nadia Bjorlin and Jordan Clarke of Venice the Series for their supporting actress/actor nominations. Jordan was amazing. The Colonel’s walk to the mail box to send Gina’s letter to Ani was one of the most moving moments I have ever seen. Just one of many moments for him this season. I have never seen Nadia more raw as an actress. I agree with the first poster, I would have added… Read more »

OtaliaFan
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OtaliaFan

I CANNOT BELIEVE CRYSTAL CHAPPELL DID NOT GET A NOMINATION!!!!!

perla
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perla

Well I can’t believe that Jessica Leccia and Crystal Chappell, Hillary B Smith and Liz Keifer didn’t get a nomeny either these loadies did such a great and awesome work this season. If I had the power I would have give them all a reward cause they deserved it.

Witt
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Witt

Incredible!! I can’t not believe Jessica Leccia did not get a nomination. Besides Crytal, she is the best thing @ Venice.

Ruby
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Ruby

I don’t understand why Crystal did not get nominated.

Imane Assi
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Imane Assi

All I know is that NB was so underrated for so long and finally more people are opening their eyes and seeing her amazing talent.I don’t need Emmy,or awards to know how amazing she is,I’m a huge fan of hers since 1999 but I’m so happy she’s finally starting to get some recognition,…not too soon.Congratulations Nadia.you stole the entire show

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‘Backstreet Boy’ A.J. McLean To Appear on Days of our Lives

More stars from different walks of life and entertainment are making their way to NBC’s Days of our Lives.

Now comes word from Backstreet Boy member, A.J. McLean himself that he just taped an appearance on the long-running soap opera.

According to his TikTok post, McLean shared that his grandmother was a huge DAYS fan and he used to watch the soap together with her while he was growing up.

In his video, A.J. gave some intel on his upcoming appearance, “Yours truly is making a guest appearance as a driver. That’s my name on the show, on this show right here.”  He then panned to the DAYS signature hourglass logo on the hallways between studio 2 and 4 at Burbank Studios.

Check out McLean’s reveal below.   We can now add A.J. to the list of surprising celebrity soap fans who have loved the genre!

Looking forward to seeing McLean on DAYS? Comment below.

@ajmcleanofficial

Thanks to everyone here today making my experience on “DOOL”! A success. Love to the cast and everyone that made this dream come true! Let’s go!

♬ original sound – AJ McLean

 

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Marla Gibbs Joins Days of our Lives

Nearly 24 hours, after beloved TV star Marla Gibbs, almost passed out during her induction ceremony to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, comes more news.  Now, Gibbs is set to appear on NBC’s Days of our Lives.

According to SOD, Gibbs will play the mother to Jackée Harry’s, Paulina.  Look for her first appearance in the role of Olivia Price on August 17th.

The former star of The Jeffersons, now 90-years-old, was giving her speech in Hollywood yesterday when suddenly she stopped and began to appear to faint.  Gibbs’ son helped get her into as chair and some water, so she could recover.

The hot temperatures were to blame for Gibbs’ moment, but it all ended up ok.  Her daughter, Angela, told the crowd Marla needed a moment and would continue.

Later after she resumed her speech, Marla told ABC’s George Pennacchio on the Walk of Fame honor: “I never thought it would happen, but here it is.  I just got overwhelmed for a minute. I haven’t been excited until this moment!”

Watch a segment from ABC7 on Marla’s Hollywood Walk of Fame induction below.  Then let us knowl what you think of Gibbs coming to DAYS via the comment section,

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DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Joe and his family in the comment section.

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