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Y&R's Michelle Stafford hosts ACME Saturday Night Photo Gallery!

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Over the weekend, The Young and the Restless, Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) took her turn at hosting ACME Saturday Night, the SNL-type sketch comedy sketch show performed with the hilarious ACME comedy troupe.

On-Air On-Soaps was in attendance to see Michelle and we have to report that of all the soap stars that have taken their turn at the hosting chores and as special guest, it was Michelle’s performance that stood tall among all the rest. (And yes, Christian LeBlanc’s is right up there, too).

From her opening monologue where she supposed to be interrupted by an ACME comedy troupe member but isn’t (for awhile anyway), to her turn as an offbeat psychiatrist who while in session with her patient is prone to bursts of phrases like, “OMG”, to playing one-half of a deadbeat couple who are so bored with each other they try to come up with banal conversation, to a turn as “herself” on a Oprah-like talk show where the host tries to get her to name the biological father of her baby, Michelle played it all to the hilt with an infectious delivery, humor, and yet sparks of realism that made it completely relatable to the audience.

The ACME house was packed on Saturday night with many soap stars in attendance to cheer on Michelle including her castmates, Christian LeBlanc, Christel Khalil, Michael Muhney and Peter Bergman.  The Bay’s Lilly Melgar, and DAYS Arianne Zuker with husband, Kyle Lowder,  and Mark Hapka also were there.  The musical trio of Chalk FarM was the musical guest and performed two songs, one which we can’t get out of her head and loved called, Lie on Lie.

View the photo gallery of the show and the night after below! And remember, to view all 15 images in the gallery make sure to click on the NEXT GROUP icon to the right of the + symbol on the slideshow.  Also, make sure to view the video of the entire show here!

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Photo credits: JPI Studios

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Megan
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Megan

Thank you for posting the wonderful pictures of Michelle’s performance Saturday night! They were really amazing. She did such a great job. 🙂

Thanks again!

patty
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patty

Love the photos and I love Michelle! She is awesome!

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JimTolkien

Michelle Stafford is such an AMAZING actress and person! I simply adore her!! Thank you for posting the amazing pictures of her and her fellow cast members who were there to support her. It’s great seeing them outside of Y&R.

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‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’ Chapter Two Trailer Unveiled

On Tuesday, Peacock has released the first look trailer for the highly-anticipated, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem Chapter Two streaming series that will drop on July 11th.

In the upcoming five episode event through July 15th, look for the returns of fan favorites: Kristian Alfonso (Hope), Peter Reckell (Bo), Eileen Davidson (Kristen), Christopher Sean (Paul) plus Steve Burton making a DAYS return in his first-ever soap role as Harris Michaels.

In story, an action-packed tale that spans the entire globe, from Monte Carlo to Hong Kong, beloved characters from Days of our Lives once again go “Beyond Salem!” as they trade the comforts of home for an adventure of a lifetime! Supercouple Steve and Kayla make a surprise visit to their children in Seattle, while private eye John Black travels to San Francisco to see his son, Paul. Meanwhile, new parents Ben and Ciara drop anchor in Montreal – where they are greeted by a much-missed Hope! Over the course of five thrilling episodes, heartwarming family reunions take a dangerous turn as a mysterious adversary wreaks havoc on their lives.

The next chapter of Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem is story full of larger-than-life romance, jaw-dropping twists, and high-stakes drama – and it all connects back to a plot that long-time fans of Days of our Lives will surely remember.

The cast also includes: Deidre Hall as Dr. Marlena EvansDrake Hogestyn as John Black, Stephen Nichols as Steve “Patch” Johnson, Mary Beth Evans as Kayla Brady Johnson, Lucas Adams as Tripp Johnson, Camila Banus as Gabi Hernandez, Victoria Konefal as Ciara Brady,Robert Scott Wilson as Ben Weston, Loretta Devine as Angela, Vince Van Patten as Phil Hellworth, Tanner Stine as Joey Johnson, Abigail Klein as Stephanie Johnson, Colton Little as Andrew Donovan, Victoria Grace as Wendy Shin, and Remington Hoffman as Li Shin.

Watch the trailer below, then let us know if you are exciting to see the upcoming streaming series via the comment section.

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OLTL Favorite Susan Batten to Guest-Star on General Hospital

A very familiar face to the town of Llanview and the beloved One Life to Live, will be appearing on your screens this week on General Hospital.

Susan Batten (Ex-Luna Moody, OLTL) will make a few guest appearances in scenes with Sasha played by Sofia Mattsson.

According to the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstand now, Batten will play the role of home shopping-star Flora Gardens!

Batten former boss, Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) called Susan and said about the role: , “Okay, there’s this character named Flora Gardens.”  To which Susan responded, “Does she have teeth?”   After the two shared a laugh, Susan said “yes’ to the role.

OLTL fans will remember Luna’s torrid relationship with Max Holden (James DePaiva).

The actress/writer/producer reported that she was a ‘still very nervous’ acting on soap again (she last appeared on One Life in 2012), but said once she got into the rhythm of the shooting and delivering the lines it was all good.

So, looking forward to seeing Susan on GH? Comment below. But first, take a moment to stroll down memory lane in this clip from OLTL, when Max proposes to Luna.

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49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Winners Circle (Photos)

Friday night at the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, the night’s big winners in daytime drama, talk shows and more, shared their first moments of their victories in the press room where they were greeted by the paparazzi, journalists and electronic media outlets from around the country.

Getting their first snaps with Emmy gold were General Hospital winners: Frank Valentini (Drama Series), Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Younger Performer), Jeff Kober (Supporting Actor), Kelly Thiebaud (Supporting Actress) along with Allison Reames Smith and Phideaux Xavier (Directing Drama Series).

Days of our Lives was represented with a win for Ron Carlivati and his writing team, while The Bold and the Beautiful long-running cast member, John McCook finally received the Lead Actor top prize, while The Young and the Restless’ Mishael Morgan made Daytime Emmy-history taking home the gold in the Lead Actress category.  Talk show host, Tamron Hall celebrated her win as well.

Take a look at some of those moments in our ‘Winners Circle’ Photo gallery below.

Now, let us know, which of these winners were you most happy to see receive a gold statuette? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Photos: JPI

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