General Hospital’s Jimmy Deshler and the lovely Haley Pullos, Emily Wilson, Kelly Sullivan and Laura Wright joined soap stars from All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless to help kick off Daytime Emmy weekend at the Television Academy’s 2013 Daytime Emmy Nominee Reception on June 13 in Beverly Hills. Check out more photos of your favorite soap stars after the jump!
Days of Our Lives' William Reed Roberts Horton (Chandler Massey) might not have had time to buy pink cigars—what with having caught a bullet, while trying to rescue his homophobic cousin/rival Nick Fallon (Blake Berris) from his prison rapist—so I figured we would take a little time out to properly salute soaps' most heroic daddy of the moment and his new bundle of joy.
Ah yes, what a wonderful future little Arianna Grace has waiting for her in Salem, U.S.A. We predict at least two custody battles, no less than three SORASings, a Sweeps-period attempted murder of one or more step-parent by the lil' dumpling, only for Ari. G to have her very own out-of-wedlock teen pregnancy storyline circa 2020.
By this point, the no doubt insanely-popular actress playing Arianna Grace, will leave the serial for a lead role in ABC Family's latest hit drama, Nasty Little Harlots. I will of course do a Wishful Casting, suggesting DAYS do whatever it takes to snatch General Hospital's Brooklyn Rae Silzer away from ABC.
Oh, you didn't know Brookie will be in intense contract negotiations to continue on as triplets Emma, Jemma and Karema Drake by that point? You so need better sources.
Check out more pics below of Will, his boyfriend Sonny (Freddie Smith) and his parents Lucas (Bryan Dattilo) and Sami (Alison Sweeney) goo-goo-ga-ga-ing over baby Arianna Grace. Did you ever think you'd see a Mee Maw with a pink streak in her hair?
Both the lives of Will Horton (Chandler Massey) and his infant daughter are in jeopardy on Days of Our Lives. On Wednesday's installment, Sonny (Freddie Smith) managed to deliver his boyfriend's bambino, but the little lady has yet to exercise her lungs. A kid who can't scream? Are we sure she's related to Sami (Alison Sweeney)?
If William and that brat make it out of this whole kidnapping-plus-delivery-in-the-woods saga alive, he owes Sonny breakfast in bed for like six months. Dude had to stick his hands up Gabi's (Camila Banus) va jay jay?! Now that is true love.
Back to Granny Brady, she was off getting into at bitch fight with Great-Granny Kate (Lauren Koslow) over Rafe (Galen Gering). I'm sure EJ (James Scott) would be none-too-thrilled about his baby mama getting so worked up about her comatose ex, but Mr. DiMera was too busy having clandestine meetings with Justin (Wally Kurth) in the park to care.
Do these two fools really think they can take down Stefano (Joe Mascolo)? The Phoenix is likely having a birdcage built for two readied for their behinds.
Over on Smith Island, that nasty, kidnapping, dayplayer, boy-rapist was tormenting Nick (Blake Berris), as Will bled out on the floor. Did Hope (Kristian Alfonso) get there in time to save her trouble-prone little cousins? If she didn't, she should take a switch to that fast, little Ciara's (Lauren Boles) backside, once she gets back to the mainland.
Sidenote: Whoever those Smiths are, I bet they hate they ever sold the late Tom Horton a cabin. Watch the DAYS recap video after the jump!
Will (Chandler Massey) attempted to free Nick (Blake Berris), while Sonny (Freddie Smith) helped Gabi (Camila Banus) escape. Will was interrupted by Nick’s kidnapper, Jensen (Derek Magyar) and quickly hid.
Jensen wanted to know where Gabi went and noticed Nick’s bindings had been loosened. The criminal did a bunch of yapping about their time together in prison, how close they were and even said "you were my bitch, right?" Nick pushed back on the question by replying, "No!" READ MORE
The Young and the Restless and General Hospital have been benefiting from buzz surrounding their recent anniversaries and regime changes for some time now. The Bold and the Beautiful is offering up more edge-of-your-set drama backstage than onscreen of late; and fans are celebrating the historic-yet-bumpy returns of All My Children and One Life to Live. What about Days of Our Lives? READ MORE
Will (Chandler Massey) and EJ (James Scott) talked about being family, as Sonny (Freddie Smith) and Sami (Alison Sweeney) searched for Nick’s (Blake Berris) flash drive.
Sonny and Sami were interrupted by Nick's arrival, but fortunately, Adrienne Kiriakis (Judi Evans) distracted him long enough for them to hide in Nick’s closet. Just as Nick was about to open his closet, he was stopped by a phone call. Otherwise, Sami and Sonny would have been caught.
Sami: “Hey Will, you missed seeing us come out of the closet.”
A bit later as Sonny was leaving, he told Sami, “Next time we’ll knock over a liquor store.” READ MORE