GH Earns Most 2011 Creative Arts Daytime Emmys; Crystal Chappell’s Venice Wins Special Class Short Format EmmyBy Daytime Confidential on June 18, 2011
The 2011 Creative Arts Daytime Emmys were handed out on Friday, June 17 in Los Angeles at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. While broadcast soaps General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful and All My Children took home various technical awards; it was Crystal Chappell’s Venice that picked up the Outstanding Special Class Short Format Daytime Creative Arts Emmy. General Hospital took home the most wins at the Creative Arts Daytime Emmys.
Check out a list of the 2011 Creative Arts Daytime Emmy winners after the jump.
Who needs SOAPnet when Twitter is forever airing soap operas that are often better than what we're seeing on our screens? I know, I've starred in a few myself, unfortunately. Two stars of a recent Twitter-novela, Kristian Alfonso and Crystal Chappell took to Soap Opera Digest to address rumblings about Alfonso being responsible for her onscreen rival's ouster from Days our Our Lives.
Chappell, who is nominated for a Daytime Emmy this weekend for her popular webisoap Venice, basically said people needed to stop being all up in her business!
"I have no bad feelings toward Kristian or anybody," she declares. "I didn't come to the defense of my colleague on Twitter, but I actually did. It's nobody else's business really how I do something." READ MORE
Stars from All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless popped up at the DAYS Charity Event Benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at the Hard Rock Café Hollywood on June 4 at Universal Citywalk. For more on DAYS Charity Events visit their Facebook Page. See more photos after the jump! READ MORE
As Days of Our Lives fans reel over the news that Crystal Chappell has been fired. Join us in looking back via the clip below, which shows why, without a shadow of a doubt, we love our Katerina Von Leuschner/Dr Carly Manning. Watch the video after the jump!
What do you do when you get the chance to bring back an actress who, in just three short years during the early 90's, managed to create a character just a popular as soap superstars who have been on your soap for decades? Apparently if you're the brass at Days of Our Lives, you let an abysmal writer pen dreadful, out-of-character stories for her and then decide not to renew her contract once you finally grow a pair and decide to fire said abysmal writer and bring in people who hopefully could get through all the lessons in Hooked on Phonics.
If you're Crystal Chappell (who announced via Twitter DAYS wasn't renewing her contract) however, you realize you've dodged a bullet—being much too smart and talented for this ish—and focus on continuing to create the niche webisoap content your diehard fans want. The future will still be webivised.
Crystal Chappell is at it again. The ever-enterprising soap superstar and Venice creator revealed to TV Guide Canada she's doing a new webisoap entitled The Grove.
“I’m working on another new web soap opera called The Grove, co-written by my husband [and former DAYS co-star] Michael Sabatino and I, which I hope to shoot in October and will hopefully air in December,” she announces exclusively. “It will also star Jessica Leccia and I. And other Venice stars. Maybe other soap stars, too. I’m creating a network with original content where you can buy packages of the shows you want to see. I want a more traditional brand of soap opera out there on the web [that’s democratic].”
The revolution will be webivised! To read more of what Chappell has to say about her new endeavors, not to mention her future with DAYS, click here.
Thanks @jiliteshines for the tip via Twitter!