Daytime Confidential Interviews
On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens and Luke Kerr are joined by Days of Our Lives star Molly Burnett, who previews her upcoming gig as host of ACME's Hollywood Saturday Night this September 17. Burnett also dishes about "DAYS 2.0" and the returns of Deidre Hall (Dr. Marlena Evans), Drake Hogestyn (John Black) and Mathew Ashford (Jack Deveraux) to the soap opera.
How will Melanie deal with her dad Daniel's (Shawn Christian) new girlfriend Jennifer's (Melissa Reeves) wacky ex-husband Jack (Ashford) returning to Salem? Burnett promises Melanie will be all up in that mix! The actress also shares her hopes to one-day work with exiting TV mom Crystal Chappell again and reveals what it's been like to share so much screen time with daytime legend Suzanne Rogers (Maggie).
If you are in the SoCal area, you won't want to miss this funny lady at ACME Comedy Theatre (located at 135 N. La Brea Ave Hollywood, CA 90036) for Hollywood Saturday Night, starting at 8 pm. PST. on Sept. 17. Not in LA? watch the show streaming live at www.acmecomedy.com. READ MORE
The Young and the Restless’ Michael Muhney is an outspoken advocate for reforming the Daytime Emmy nomination process.
On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast, the always hilarious Muhney returns to discuss his passion for improving the Daytime Emmys, the state of Adam and Sharon’s (Sharon Case) relationship and his offscreen friendship with onscreen brother Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman). He also shares his personal story about why he’s participating in the 2011 L.A. Cancer Challenge. Find out how you can help Muhney reach his goal!
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This is an interview you won't want to miss. READ MORE
On today's Daytime Confidential podcast, she was television's first Super Bitch, Lisa Miller on As The World Turns for the better part of five decades, now the legendary Eileen Fulton is back to doing what she loves best, performing her sassy, fun cabaret act throughout New York City.
Luke and Jamey caught up with Fulton just in time to dish about her upcoming Christmas show I Remember...or At Least I Try this Friday night, Dec. 17 beginning at 7 pm. at Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46th Street) in New York City. Fulton offers a preview of the tunes and stories she plans to enchant her legions of fans with and also regales the DC boys with several of infamous soap stories, like:
The time she got hit in the face by a fan who hated Lisa.
What really fueled her clashes with ATWT creator Irna Phillips?
What it was like to take the character of Lisa from daytime to primetime to compete with ABC's Peyton Place on Our Private World?
Which ATWT scribe truly got what made Lisa tick?
And so much more. Fulton also sounds off on daytime execs maddening penchant for putting veteran performers out to pasture in favor of newbies. As if that wasn't enough, Fulton provides fans the opportunity to win tickets to her show via a Facebook contest. This podcast is the ultimate treat for As The World Turns fans still mourning the loss of their iconic soap! READ MORE
Secret rooms, long-lost daughters, murder mysteries and people on the down-low; sounds like a recipe for a soap opera to me! The aforementioned dramas are just a few of the scandalous goings-on which make up the world of Brian Hewson and Gregory Turner’s campy, fun web soap opera Empire, which premieres its third season on Nov. 9
I recently caught up with Turner for Daytime Confidential to dish about how Empire came to be, what separates it from other online webisoaps and what’s in store for the upcoming season. Turner dished about how he managed to snag Guiding Light alums Tina Sloan (Theodora) and Orlagh Cassidy (Colleen) for plum parts in his web sudser, as well as what fans can expect from the arrivals of One Life to Live alum Nicholas Rodriguez (Landon) and As The World Turns’ Yvonne Perry (Valerie). He also gives us a sneak peek at what’s in store for those dysfunctional Havens!
Daytime Confidential: How did Empire come about?
Greg Turner: Brian and I were friends from NYU and we were roommates after college. We both wanted to break into soaps, specifically as writers, but that started to look less and less likely, especially in New York. One day my boyfriend told us that we have the ability to do our own soap for the web and he encouraged us to do that. So we just started writing. READ MORE
DC EXCLUSIVE: General Hospital Alum Lilly Melgar Dishes The Bay, Vanessa, Maurice, Ricky, Clink-Boom and ACME Saturday Night!By Jamey Giddens on October 15, 2010
"Clink, Boom." With those two barely audible noises Lilly Melgar and her character Lily Rivera Corinthos were forever immortalized in the pages of General Hospital history books and You Tube clips alike. Now some 14 years since Sonny's (Maurice Benard) tragic, pregnant first wife blew up before his and fans eyes, just as other woman, Brenda (Vanessa Marcil-Giovinazzo) was sayng her vows to Jax (Ingo Rademacher), Melgar is back in the spotlight, thanks to a juicy, bitchy part in Gregori J. Martin's independent soap opera The Bay.
I recently caught up with the striking actress, who this weekend will be hosting ACME Saturday Night, to dish about what it was like working with Benard and Marcil-Giovinazzo all those years ago on GH. Was Benard as blunt with Melgar as Marcil-Giovinazzo has said he was with her?
Melgar also reveals what it was like to be a part of what many consider to be one of the show's best eras, under the tutelage of Wendy Riche. Has she tuned back in to the antics going on in Port Chuck since Marcil-Giovinazzo's much-heralded return?
We also talk about pop singer Ricky Martin, who played Lily's first love Miguel on GH. Melgar shares if she is still in touch with the Latin heartthrob. How did she react to his decision to come out as a gay man earlier this year? Has she met his children? Read on to find out.
Daytime Confidential: First off, let me say a hearty welcome back to soaps! Have you been hearing from a lot of General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful fans who are happy to see you on their laptop screens in The Bay?
Lilly Melgar: Thank you! Happy to be back. Yes my fans have been incredibly supportive and excited about my return. I am so grateful for their loyalty.
For 32 of As The World Turns' 54 years Daytime Confidential's Special Guest Colleen Zenk dazzled audiences as the insurmountable Barbara Ryan. Today Zenk joins Luke, Jamey, Mike, J. Bernard and Melodie to reflect on the passing of television's most popular soap opera of all time. Download this moving chat to hear from an insider's perspective what it was like during As The World Turns last few months. How does Zenk feel about the job ATWT's last show runner Chris Goutman and head writer Jean Passanante did in wrapping up this iconic serial? When did she feel the soap opera first began to lose its footing? Her answers may surprise you, not to mention provide a new perspective.
Zenk also discusses the many loves of Barbara's life—James, Gunnar, Hal, John and finally that rascal Henry Coleman, revealing moving, poignant and at times humorous details about what it was like to work with each of her leading men over the years. Who does she feel was the love of Barbara's life? You'll have to tune in to find out. Zenk also shares how the end of the "World" parallels what she's going through in her own life, following a battle with a deadly disease and divorce. Hear how this passionate oral cancer survivor plans to chart the next phase of her life. The world may have stopped turning on CBS, but something tells us, Colleen Zenk is headed for a whole new world. READ MORE