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Zack Conroy on his GL Daytime Emmy Nomination for James & B&B's Oliver!

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On-Air On-Soaps caught up with Zack Conroy (Oliver, B&B) late last week to get his thoughts on his first ever Daytime Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Younger Actor category.   Conroy’s is one of the major contenders in the category along with former GH star, Drew Garrett (Ex-Michael) and former OLTL star, and soon-to-be Zack’s B&B’s cast mate, Scott Clifton.  Here is what Zack had to say about his big news and more!

Zack on his shock at receiving a nomination for his work on Guiding Light:   “I am very excited. I could not believe I got nominated.  It’s unbelievable.  I am really excited for my former Guiding Light cast mates, Crystal Chappell (Ex-Olivia) and Beth Chamberlin (Ex-Beth), too.  Beth had so much great material to choose from.  I think out of the three of us, someone will get one for sure!

Zack on the difference between Springfield and the steamier L.A. based locale of B&B:  “Guiding Light was a family show, and B&B is a bit of a tawdry show.  I can’t tell you how great it is. (Laughs)  Getting to work with the character of Steffy is fun, and I am having more sex scenes.  I am loving it.  I had no idea when I got the role of Oliver it would be so scandalous,  and I can’t say it’s that hard coming to work.” (Laughs)

Zack on how he got the news of the nomination: “I got a call from my agent early in the morning and then lots of calls after that.  It felt like it would if it was my birthday.  My parents could not be happier. My dad started sending messages to all his distant relatives.  I started getting all these messages on my facebook page from people I never heard of.  It was pretty funny.  You will see me in Vegas, not at the slot machines, but at the black jack table!” (Laughs)

Zack on what episode he submitted that got him recognized: “I submitted something with Grant Aleksander (Phillip) and I.  It was when James was getting upset with Phillip about the Ponzi scheme.  I honestly did not have that much to chose from.  I kept five shows I liked for myself, and it just so happens I picked a winner to be a nominee.”(Laughs)

For more reactions from the nominees check out our Daytime Emmy Nomination Special hub

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Conroy spoiled the storyline by saying Oliver sleeps w/ someone, and that’s obviously Steffy. Then again, B&B is so predictable since the writing and majority of the acting is complete and utter crap. Maybe TPTB will have a “talk” w/ him like they had w/ Hunter Tylo when she wrote abt storylines on her board. LOL on Conroy describing B&B as a tawdry show! That took guts. He is stating a truth though since the writing, acting, wardrobe and production values on B&B are cheap and shameful.


Brooke slept w/ Oliver! KKL finally gets her cougar storyline, but it’s this stupid and trashy. This is abt as bad as Ridge sleeping w/ Morgan bec of Tay’s forged email instructing him to get her preggers.


of course dat is so trashy.


you know,i may be far in lesotho bt i enjoy watching u every day because u make me laugh and as 4 ur couple wit hope is realy cute.ciao..


and most of all ur cute


do u enjoy being oliver

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Matt Bomer Says His Upcoming Guest Appearance On Will & Grace Is A “Dream Come True”

Now this ought to be good!  Former Guiding Light alum (where he played Ben Reade), and motion picture, theatre and TV star, Matt Bomer has been cast in the new season of NBC’s hit comedy Will & Grace!

Matt will take on the role of a smooth-talking, self-absorbed TV news anchor who will play a love interest of Eric McCormack’s, Will.

In addition to Bomer, the episode will feature Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon, who is also set to be one of the judges in the upcoming Dancing with the Stars: Juniors edition, and Minnie Driver who reprises her role of Lorraine Finster, the arch-nemesis of Karen (Megan Mullally).

Upon the release of the news of his casting on Will & Grace, Bomer took to his social media and tweeted, “Dream come true!”

The new season of Will & Grace bows on October 4th.

So, what do you think of Bomer as a love interest for Will?  Will you be checking out the episode when the airdate is announced? Comment below.

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LISTEN TO THE REPLAY: Soap Nation Live! With Laura Wright, Jason Thompson, Michael Easton, Maurice Benard, Stacy Haiduk & Kim Zimmer

If you missed Thursday night’s season premiere of Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman it was a broadcast full of surprises, fun, and intriguing intel as some of the biggest names in the soap opera genre helped kick-off the series 2018 run of episodes.

Joining Michael in-studio as guest co-host was General Hospital’s Laura Wright (Carly Corinthos).  The show began with a guest call-in to surprise Laura, which was revealed to be daytime drama icon, and four-time Daytime Emmy winner, Kim Zimmer (Ex-Reva) of Guiding Light.  Laura and Kim worked together on the beloved CBS soap where they played sisters.  Kim expressed how much she enjoys checking out General Hospital and the actors performances she has loved watching which included: Max Gail (Mike), and the recently exited Nelle (Chloe Lanier), among others.  Michael, Laura, and Kim bantered on the actresses time on GL and more.

Next, GH’s Michael Easton (Finn) joined the show where he discussed the release of his upcoming 20th anniversary edition of his book 18 Straight Whiskeys, working on GH opposite Finola Hughes (Anna) and Jessica Tuck (Cassandra).  During his segment, Michael Fairman asked Easton to play a game show segment he prepared for him, which was called, “Michael, Who Said That?” In it, Michael Easton had to guess which one of his many soap characters was he portraying in the scene in the audio clip, and it made for one of the highlights of the night.

Calling in from New York City was Stacy Haiduk, who is about to make her debut this week on the August 21st of Days of our Lives as Susan Banks, replacing Eileen Davidson in the role.  Susan is back on the canvas just as John and Marlena’s wedding is about to begin.  The question is: Will more of Davidson’s roles be played by Haiduk during her upcoming rum on the show?  We chatted with Stacy about working on DAYS, and taking over the one-of-a-kind role of Susan made soap-famous by Emmy winner, Davidson.

Then, The Young and the Restless, Jason Thompson (Billy Abbott) was our special guest in the studio.  Jason talked about Billy’s latest stumble back into his gambling addiction, Phyllis’ fling with Nick, and if Billy will be able to resist the seduction attempts by Phyllis’ daughter, Summer on upcoming episodes.  Jason fielded several questions from fans who called-in to chat with him during his segment.  As well, throughout the broadcast, several listeners were able to get through the busy phone lines to pose a question to our guests.

Michael surprised the listeners with none other than Maurice Benard (Sonny) of General Hospital as the last guest on the show.  Maurice was celebrating his 25th anniversary as Sonny on the ABC daytime drama series.  With Maurice, some of the funniest moments of the night occurred when Jason and Laura recounted what happened the first time they met him.  Maurice also expressed that this past week, he taped some of his most favorite scenes of all-time, and Laura said they have been very emotional.  As announced, look for a special Sonny-centric episode in September in honor of Benard’s 25 years as Port Charles’ top mobster.

Finally, one lucky caller won a pair of tickets to the GH Fantasy Event in Atlanta, Georgia, during our game show trivia segment, when he had the correct answers (with an assist from Jason Thompson) to the questions.

Now, click on the play button at the top left of the player at the top of this post, and hear the replay of the Soap Nation Live! Season Premiere with Laura Wright, Kim Zimmer, Michael Easton, Stacy Haiduk, Jason Thompson, and Maurice Benard.

If you want to hear past episodes of the show, click here.

Let us know in the comment section below what was your favorite part of the season premiere.

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Over the next several days in New York, some very familiar faces to daytime soap fans are busy filming episodes of a new series entitled Melange, which stars Morgan Fairchild (most recently ex-Angelica, DAYS).

The series is set against the backdrop of a historic New York City gay bar named “Melange”, and the fight for ownership over it, when it’s proprietor has suddenly and mysteriously died.  Melange will explore themes of sexuality, immigration, addiction, power, and inclusion.

Guiding Light’s Robert Newman, All My Children’s Darnell Williams, One Life to Live’s Scott Evans ,  Kristen Alderson, Ilene Kristen, and David A. Gregory are some of the daytime faves tapped for roles in the series, which is said to be a half-hour drama.

In story, Newman, plays Syd Winchester, the deceased owner of ‘Mélange’. Scott Evans stars as Ryann Parker, a young man who fights to keep Mélange away from Syd’s wife, Vivian played by

Melange was created and being executive produce by Tom D’Angora, with former OLTL director and Emmy Award-winner, Gary Donatelli, and Tony Award winning producer, Tim Kashani.

According to Variety, at this time no network is currently attached to the project.

So, what do you think of the show concept of Mélange?  Intrigued by the cast?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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This weekend we mourn the loss of General Hospital’s beloved Susan Brown who played Gail Baldwin. Here is her final scene from 2004 when Gail and her husband Lee (the late Peter Hansen) showed up at Lila’s funeral and had an exchange with Alan and Monica. Share your thoughts on Susan’s passing via the link below. Leave A Comment

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