Daytime Confidential Interviews
On today's episode of Daytime Confidential, Luke and Jamey welcome back one of DC's favorite soap scene stealers, Ilene Kristen. The DC boys get to the bottom of why we haven't seen much of Kristen's hilariously-heartfelt character, Roxy Balsom of late on One Life to Live,
Were Roxy and Ilene casualties of ABC's decision to "Kish off" her screen partner Brett Claywell and later Roxy's newfound son Schuyler (Scott Clifton)? Roxy's other son, Rex (John-Paul Lavoisier) was recently searching for his biological father and her daughter Natalie (Melissa Archer) is currently dealing with a "Who's The Daddy?" pregnancy predicament, yet Roxy has strangely been missing from those stories. Kristen says she's as confused by that as we are. Luke and Jamey also get the skinny on Kristen being cast in the most anticipated web sudser since Venice, Gregori J. Martin's The Bay, and find out what else the amazingly-talented singer-actress has been up to.
Check out Ilene Kristen in Manhattanites.
On today’s episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey and Jillian are joined by former The Young and the Restless breakout star-turned Days of our Lives newcomer Stacy Haiduk.
In the interview, Haiduk talks about being let go from Y&R, being snubbed by the Daytime Emmys, trying to balance Patty’s insanity and with her humanity, whether-or-not Tracey Bregman’s doppelganger storyline undermined the Patty and Emily story, sharing scenes with Peter Bergman and Doug Davidson and what it was like to work with that leading man of leading men, Mr. Kitty.
We then discuss how Days of our Lives managed to snap Haiduk up, her Salem role as the Warden and Jamey tries to find out if her character might end up being Kristen Blake DiMera as he Wishfully Cast.
All this and more in this must-hear episode of Daytime Confidential. READ MORE
Plans for the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards to air this June 27 on CBS are on and popping, thanks in large part to the men and women behind Associated Television International, like company president David McKenzie. On today's episode of Daytime Confidential, Luke and Jamey chat with another of ATI's power players, self-proclaimed soap opera lover Jim Romanovich, president of worldwide media and entertainment for ATI.
Jim reveals how ATI managed to once again save the Daytime Emmy telecast, and offers up a sneak peek into what fans of daytime television can expect from the award show. Romanovich then shares some of his thoughts on his own fave sudsers, like General Hospital and dishes about ATI's interest in re-imagining a classic soap brand. Guess which soap Jamey wants ATI to do a next generation project for? Soap fans won't wanna miss what this talented and prolific producer has to say about the industry! READ MORE
She's baaaaack! That's right Daytime Confidential listeners, Victoria Rowell returns to the podcast to dish with Luke and Jamey about her scandalously-hilarious new novel, Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva, in bookstores today. The former star of The Young and the Restless shares what it feels like to finally have her long-awaited roman a clef (think: Valley of the Soap Opera Dolls) about the behind-the-scenes drama of a daytime sudser into the hands of the adoring fans who have supported her during her 25 years in daytime.
Rowell gives DC listeners a sneak peek into the fictional world of Calysta Jeffries, the sexy, mocha starlet, who appears on daytime's top soap, The Rich and the Ruthless and answers if Calysta's panty-less arch rival Emmy Abernathy is patterned after anyone soap fans may know.
Rowell also reacts to having her New York Times Best Selling memoir The Women Who Raised Me cited in the 10th Anniversary issue of O Magazine and shares her joy at Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva being selected an official book club pick by Essence.
Then Rowell gets real, once again about the lack of diversity behind and in front of the screens of daytime television and weighs in on former costar Michelle Stafford's recent revelation to TV Guide Canada that the brass at Y&R knew all about Stafford's plan to spit water on Rowell in a scene, which The Staff refers to as "a spit take". If you guys thought Vicki was frank the first time around, you ain't heard nuthin' yet!
Daytime Confidential goes primetime for this special episode, featuring Josh Appelbaum, one of the creators of Happy Town, the spooky, primetime drama debuting tonight on ABC. Check your local listings. Download this episode to hear Appelbaum chat with Luke and Jamey about how his love for Twin Peaks informed the development of the kooky, fictional town of Haplin, Minnesota (where Happy Town is set), while explaining what sets his supernatural sudser apart from the classic, cult hit. READ MORE
DC Interview: Eden Riegel on Bianca's Loyal Fans, Genoa City, Her Wacky, Talented Relatives and Hosting ACME Saturday Night!By Jamey Giddens on April 14, 2010
They just don't grow soap stars like Eden Riegel anymore. As multi-talented and multi-layered as she is courageous and sexy-smart (think daytime's Tina Fey), the woman who put an unforgettable and inimitable stamp on the role of All My Children's Bianca Montgomery is about to embark on a whole new, soapy chapter.
On April 20, Riegel makes her Genoa City debut as alluring-but-uptight district attorney Heather Stevens, daughter of dutiful private dick Paul Williams (Doug Davidson) and thorn in the side of Victor Newman (Eric Braeden), on CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless. I caught up with one of Daytime Confidential's favorite stars to discuss her appearance, this weekend, at LA's most soap-friendly sketch comedy and improv spot,READ MORE