Many of our favorite current and former daytime soapers have been keeping busy on the web, and now they have Indie Series Award (ISA) nominations to show for it! Former As The World Turns stars Van Hansis (EastSiders) and Colleen Zenk (Thurston) both received lead acting nods for their work in web dramas, as did All My Children alum Alicia Minshew (Tainted Dreams).
Former Days of Our Lives cuties Jillian Clare (Clutch) and Kyle Lowder (DeVanity) picked up supporting nods, while AMC legend Walt Willey (Thurston), multi-soap vet Gordon Thompson (DeVanity), Melrose Place alum Traci Lords (EastSiders) and Dallas scene stealer Charlene Tilton (DeVanity) were all recognized for their guest spots on web sudsers in 2013. For the complete list of nominees for the 5th Annual ISAs, keep reading! READ MORE
For eons, the phrase, "it's only my opinion", has had the power to cause a struggling soap starlet to shake beneath her extensions and falsies. Now it's Carolyn Hinsey's turn to be a dreaded newbie!
I caught up with the Soap Opera Digest columnist as she preps for her acting debut on the highly-anticipated soap-within-a-soap Tainted Dreams. Is Hinsey ready for her closeup?
Daytime Confidential: You've served as the go-to soap expert on numerous countdown specials, celebrity magazine shows and on SOAPnet's talk shows. Is it different to play a scripted version of yourself?
Carolyn Hinsey: Yes, because I had to remember lines written by someone else, although I did tweak them to sound more like me. It's much easier being a soap expert: I just have to spin the soap rolodex in my brain and try not to swear.
Tainted Dream—the soap-within-a-soap featuring Alicia Minshew (ex-Kendall, All My Children), Grant Aleksander (ex-Phillip Spaulding, Guiding Light) and Kelley Menighan Hensley (ex-Emily Stewart, As the World Turns)—has released the first three episodes for fans to binge on. Watch them after the jump!
All My Children's Alicia Minshew and One Life to Live stars Ilene Kristen, Tonya Walker, January LaVoy and Shenaz Treasury will be helping raise money for The Make a Wish Foundation on October 12 in New York City. Visit Tails N Tots for more details.
One Life to Live’s Marnie Schulenburg, former Guiding Light star Grant Aleksander and General Hospital andDays of Our Lives favorite Natalia Livingston were among the soap stars on set for Tainted Dreams’ first week in production. Check out more photos after the jump! READ MORE
On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels dish the latest All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless storylines and headlines, including:
Heather Tom rocks The Bold and the Beautiful in a bad-ass performance as Katie Logan. Brooke and Bill try to blame Katie for their despicable actions. Caroline manipulates Remy and Christina…er….Carter and Maya into kissing. Liam gets to see the other side of the coin with his flip-flopping.
Jen Lilley makes her debut as Theresa on Days of Our Lives opposite Casey Moss’ JJ. A grand jury lets Sami go free. Is Days of Our Lives going to be bring back a Devil storyline?
Emma’s doll gets grilled on General Hospital. GH fans are finally getting front burner hospital storylines, but should there be more legacy characters involved? GH needs to get its corporate storylines ironed out.
Should the revelation about Summer have taken place at Jack’s birthday? Much of the paternity storyline is falling flat because of new Kyle and Abby. Does Kyle need to be recast again? Would Julie Marie Berman make a better Abby? Why is Robert Adamson being wasted making drinks? Should Noah and Nick have a giant rift that leads Adam to be Noah’s mentor? Chloe and Billy share great scenes on The Young and the Restless.