Multimedia soap star Crystal Chappell is having a pretty good go of it. On the heels of returning to Days of Our Lives to critical acclaim and ratings success as Dr. Carly Manning, the actress/producer now finds herself being recognized for not one, but two turns as gritty, emotionally-raw sapphic heroines, Guiding Light's Olivia Spencer and Venice's Gina Brogno. I caught up with Chappell to find out what she made of being pre-nominated for Oustanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for GL and to get her reaction on her Streamy nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Web Drama.
"I am honored to represent Guiding Light." says Chappell. "This is my first Streamy nomination, and so I am very excited and flattered."
The Streamy Awards will be held April 11, 2010 in Hollywood.
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The 2010 Streamy nominations were announced today and many web projects with connections to the daytime soap community received recognition. Venice co-creator/star Crystal Chappell was nominated for Best Actress in a Web Drama, alongside Buppies lead Tatyana Ali. Chappell and Ali will face off against Zoe Bell (Angel of Death), Rachael Hip-Fores (Anyone But Me) and Sophie Tilson (OzGirl). May the best daytime-to-webtime diva win! READ MORE
Paging all Otalia, Venice and Carly Manning fans. Head to your local bookstores to pick up the latest copy of Curve, the nation's best selling lesbian magazine. A snippet of my interview with Crystal Chappell is featured in the magazine's March issue (the one with former As The World Turns star Ming Na on the cover)! While the print issue only includes a few questions from my chat with Chappell (see tearsheet after the jump), the full interview is still available at Curve's website, check it out here! READ MORE
“Procter & Gamble has a strong, long-standing corporate commitment to diversity and inclusion—it is deeply rooted in our company’s culture,” P&G spokesman Brent Miller said in a statement to The Advocate. “P&G highly values individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures and is recognized for its diversity practices, including its efforts in GBLT diversity. P&G remains committed to developing family-friendly programming that appeals to the diversity of our consumers around the world. P&G is not planning to participate in the Values Voter Summit 2010 as suggested in the report.”
Advocate.com is reporting Procter and Gamble and their new production partner Wal-Mart will be guests at a Value Voters Summit sponsored by the anti-gay Family Research Council. The meeting will be held at the late Jerry Falwell's Liberty University. You might remember, Falwell once thought one of the Teletubbies was gay, and encouraged parents to stop their children from watching the kid's show.
Reportedly, the Family Research Council— which was a vocal supporter of Proposition 8— is just so gosh darned excited about P&G and Wal-Mart's upcoming
remake of Deliverance NBC TV movie, Gays Are Wrong, Cousins Are Right Secrets of the Mountain, they invited them up for a discussion on "family values". Something tells me Guiding Light's last big supercouple, Otalia's (Crystal Chappell and Jessica Leccia) invitation got lost in the mail.