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Win Two Tickets To The Daytime Emmys: Listen To Soap Nation Live’s Daytime Emmy Nomination Special


Now is your chance to attend daytime’s biggest night of the year! On-Air On-Soaps is offering up two tickets to the fan section seats at the Daytime Emmys to be held on April 30th at the Pasadena Civic Auditiorium in Pasadena, California.

Here’s what you need to do;  last week we broadcast Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman’s fourth annual Daytime Emmy nominations special hosted by Michael, GH’s Laura Wright (Carly) and NATAS’ David Michaels.

During the livestream the following nominees called-in as special guests: Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GH), Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, Y&R), Jess Walton (Jill, Y&R), Billy Flynn (Chad, DAYS), Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R),  Steve Burton (Ex-Dylan, Y&R), James Reynolds (Abe, DAYS), Kate Mansi (Ex-Abigail), Chloe Lanier (Nelle, GH) and Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina, GH).

After the jump, listen to the broadcast and tell us the answers to the following questions contained within it below.

We will run this contest for one week from today till Wednesday April 5th at  11PMPST.  Those with the correct answers will be put into a pool of winners and a drawing will occur which will dictate the name of the winner.  We will reach out to you via email as confirmation that you are the winner and will arrange the tickets for you.  PLEASE NOTE: We are only providing the tickets.  Transportation and accomadations in the Pasadena or Los Angeles area will not be provided.


1, How many times did Y&R’s Jess Walton call-in to speak to the hosts when her call kept dropping?

2. What was the scene that Steve Burton mentioned jokingly between Jason and Carly that could have ended both he and Laura Wright’s career when they were both appearing on General Hospital?

3. What aquatic mammal was GH’s Nancy Lee Grahn watching on Emmy nomination day?

4. What scenes involving his role of Abe Carver, did James Reynolds say landed him his Supporting Actor nomination?

Listen to “Soap Nation Live Daytime Emmys Nominations Special 2017” on Spreaker.

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Anna Harris
Anna Harris

1. James Reynolds submitted the scenes where Abe is shot.

2. Steve Burton mentions the monkey storyline. The monkey runs out of the building and hops in a car. The monkey was obsessed with Steve’s boots. It was one of Steve’s last scenes

3. Nancy saw whales when she found out she was nominated for her emmy.

4. Jess Walton called twice before she was picked up.

Ashley Ewton
Ashley Ewton

Answers to questions for the Daytime Emmy tickets in order…

1) 4 times Jess called in even though the 3rd time you could barely hear her

Angie Theodoratos
Angie Theodoratos

1) Jess called in 4 times.
2)Steve Burton mentioned chasing the monkeys in the jungle that could have ended his and Laura’s career.
3) The aquatic mammal that Nancy saw was whales.
4) The shooting scene with Abe being shot got James a Supporting Actor nomination.

Lindsay andreoli
Lindsay andreoli

1) 4 times in total, including when they couldnt hear her
2) chasing monkeys through a jungle , caught and brought back to PC
Got away in parking lot, jumped into escalade
3) whales is her acquatic mammal
4) abe carver shot in town square

Ashley Ewton
Ashley Ewton

Answers to questions for the Daytime Emmy tickets in order…

1) 4 times Jess called in even though the 3rd time you could barely hear her

Connie Harrill
Connie Harrill

1) Jess called in 4 times
2) Steve Burton said chasing monkeys in the jungle, brings one back to PC, and it escapes in the parking lot into an escalade.
3)whales is Nancy’s aquatic mammal
4)The scene where Abe gets shot in the town square is the scene that got James nominated for Supporting Actor.

Stephanie Meadows
Stephanie Meadows

1. She called in a total of four times

2. Steve Burton joked about the infamous monkey storyline, where he chased one in the jungle, caught it and brought it back to Port Charles

3. Nancy mentioned the aquatic animal is a whale

4. James Reynolds said the scene where Abe Carver was shot in the town square, landed him his Supporting Actor nomination.


1) Jess Walton called in a total of 4 times.
2) Steve mentioned when he chased the monkey in the jungle and brought it back to Port Charles.
3) The aquatic mammal Nancy saw was whales.
4) The scene that got James Reynolds a Supporting Actor nomination was when Abe was shot in Town Square.

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Days of our Lives Legend Bill Hayes Celebrates His 98th Birthday

Days of our Lives iconic Bill Hayes (Doug Williams) was given a very special birthday celebration on the set of the Peacock streaming soap opera.

Hayes, who has been with DAYS since 1970 turned 98-years-old.  Bill’s wife, Days of our Lives enduring star, Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie), took to the couple’s Instagram account and shared some photos from Bill’s big day and a video.

Susan expressed: “Thank you to our cast and crew for celebrating Billy’s 98th Birthday on set today. And the double chocolate cake was delicious! 🎂❤️”

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Those in attendance enjoyed Bill’s birthday cake as DAYS star Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera) and the series executive producer, Ken Corday, joined the festivities.

If you look at the video below closely, it’s already Christmastime at the Hortons! Since DAYS tapes so far in advance, it looks like Doug and Julie will be seen, as is tradition, in the upcoming 2023 holiday episodes.

Bill Hayes officially turned 98 earlier this week on June 5th.

Share your birthday wishes to the one and only Bill Hayes via the comment section,


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DAYS Alum Jensen Ackles on ‘The Winchesters’ Inability to Find New Home is a Case of ‘Unfortunate Timing’

Former Supernatural, Big Sky, and Days of our Lives star, Jensen Ackles (ex-Dean, ex-Beau, ex-Eric) took to social media on Saturday when the news broke that his series, The Winchesters, in which he executive produced, has run out of options to find a new home.

The show which aired for one season on the CW was a prequel to Supernatural.   In an update, The Winchesters producing studio, Warner Bros, attempted to find another network or streaming partner to move forward with the series after its cancellation.

Now comes word that all avenues have been exhausted.  All this, even though a #SavetheWinchesters campaign led by Ackles, himself, was attempted to bring some attention and heat on the show.

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Jensen expressed his ‘thanks’ to the viewers and cited the current WGA writer’s strike as one of the main contributing factors to making the search for a new home for the series extremely daunting.

Ackles shared: “To all of you who watched, followed, and supported this story, THANK YOU. And to all those who brought this show to life…I couldn’t be more proud of what we all did together. But as they say…timing is everything. With a massive Network shift coupled with an industry strike…welp…that’s some unfortunate timing. Sleep well dear  @WinchestersOnCW…until we meet again. Somewhere down the road.”


So, did you watch The Winchesters? Do you hope it can someday return? What did you think about the sentiments shared by Jensen Ackles? Comment below.

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Pride Month Celebrating LGBTQ+ Soap Supercouples: Nuke, Kish, Otalia & WilSon … Which Stands the Test of Time?

June is Pride Month, the time when across the U.S and the world there are celebrations and commemorations to recognize all who identify as LGBTQ and their allies.

Daytime soap operas have had a rocky road when it comes to the representation of same-sex couples.  The soaps have been at one time leaders in portraying key social issues of our time, as well as treading lightly on other subjects, as to its concerns to ‘turn-off’ its core audiences.

When you look back at the groundbreaking first same-sex weddings, and the first gay kiss, the soaps have come far in some ways in their representations of gay characters, but there is always work to be done to serve and to shed light on the under-represented.

As we reflect back to the then and the now, which LGBTQ soap supercouple remains your favorite and had made a lasting impact? Let’s take a look at four duos who captivated many viewers.

Nuke  – Luke Snyder and Noah Mayer – As the World Turns

Van Hansis (Luke) and Jake Silbermann (Noah) were a key part of the evolution of, and representation of LGBTQ character on the soaps.  ‘Nuke’, as they were known as, became the first gay male soap couple to share an on-screen kiss back in 2007.  ATWT also became known as the first soap to depict a fully realized romantic male couple as an integral part of the show.  There was plenty of backlash along the way for the long-awaited kiss to happen, but when it did, the show moved forward to tell their love story.

Otalia – Olivia Spencer and Natalia Rivera Aitoro – Guiding Light

When Crystal Chappell (Olivia) and Jessica Leccia (Natalia) began to play the love story of Otalia, they had to show their affection by a kiss on the head, or holding hands.  It took quite some time for GL to move forward to have two women, two moms, no less, share a lip lock. The complicated love story featured Natalia being conflicted to face her true romantic feelings for Olivia, because of her value system and religions upbringing, and that made this all the more riveting and frustrating at the same time.  In the end, the rabid fan base for this duo was so great that Chappell wound up creating her own series, Venice, to honor and serve them, remaining one of the LGBTQ communities greatest allies.

Kish – Kyle Lewis and Oliver Fish – One Life to Live

In 2009, One Life to Live’s Kyle Lewis (Brett Claywell) was an out lab tech in Llanview, who back in college had a relationship with Officer Oliver Fish (Scott Evans).  It imploded when Oliver denied he was gay.  For years, Oliver remained in the closet, before finally coming out to himself and Kyle.

Kish had been a big success with the media and One Life’s gay audience. LGBTQ-advocacy groups honored the couple and the story.  However, Kish was cut short when the network felt that the data showed that the storyline was not resonating with the show’s core audience.

WilSon – Will Horton and Sonny Kiriakis – Days of our Lives

Days of our Lives delivered daytime’s first-ever gay male wedding in 2014, between Will (then played by Guy Wilson) and Sonny (then played by Freddie Smith).

In an interview with EW, Days of our Lives executive producer, Ken Corday shared on the union, “Will and Sonny have been together for a while and it was the natural progression of their love story. We didn’t feel like there was anything we could or couldn’t do, we treated them like any other couple on the canvas and continued to grow their romance as such.”

In addition, the coming out story of Will Horton was critically praised and noteworthy for the performances of Chandler Massey, who won three Daytime Emmys for his work in the Outstanding Younger Actor category 2012, 2013 and 2014.  Freddie Smith also won in the same category in 2015.  Will has been played over the years by Chandler Massey and Guy Wilson, while Sonny has been portrayed by Freddie Smith and Zach Tinker.

There have been several other key LGBTQ couples throughout the course of daytime history including All My Children’s Bianca (Eden Riegel) and Reese (Tamara Braun). These two characters were involved in the first same-sex lesbian wedding on daytime. Problem was … Reese kissed Zach (Thorsten Kaye) before the wedding, making this infuriating for viewers at home.

Other notable LGBTQ couples through the years have included: Bianca and Maggie on All My Children, Mariah and Tessa of The Young and the Restless played bv Camryn Grimes and Cait Fairbanks, Maya and Rick on The Bold and the Beautiful, Lucas and Brad on General Hospital and others.

Which couple do you think has had the most lasting impact on the history of LGBTQ representation on daytime soap operas? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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