Former As The World Turns show killer Chris Goutman may not have realized what a superstar he had in Martha Byrne, but Anacostia creator/star Anthony Anderson seems to have figured it out! The pair of creatives met when Byrne hosted the Second Annual Indie Soap Awards, sponsored by We Love Soaps. Anderson, who won for Outstanding Lead Actor that year, asked Byrne to appear in his series and lucky for us she jumped at the chance!
Check out the soapgasmic Season 3 trailer for the scandalous, urban sudser—featuring La Byrne like you've never seen her before— after the jump!
Still haven't purchased your tickets for Empire's Got Talent? You're in luck! The great folks over at Empire The Series, have offered Daytime Confidential readers a very special deal. You can now purchase tickets—regularly priced at $80—for $30!
Party with the cast of Empire The Series including, Ellen Dolan, Yvonne Perry, Orlagh Cassidy and special guest host Martha Byrne, on Nov. 7 at New York’s Kraine Theatre, 85 East 4th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues). The event starts at 8 pm. When purchasing the tickets, enter the code "DC." To take advantage and get more information click here!
Get ready for soap star power to light up the third season of Pretty the Series, beginning November 1. Soap icon Genie Francis, former As the World Turns star Martha Byrne, ex-General Hospital, Days of Our Lives and Another World star Denise Alexander and Law & Order’s Anthony Anderson bring the heat to the laugh-out-loud web series. Watch the season 3 trailer for Pretty after the jump! READ MORE
Former As the World Turns star and Gotham creator Martha Byrne will be appearing on the upcoming third season of websoap Anacostia. The news of Byrnes multi-episode stint was announced on Anacostia’s Facebook Fan Page. Byrne took to the social network to share her excitement.
I will be guest starring on Anacostia this season in a GREAT!! part. Thanks Anthony! Can't wait to work with your talented cast!
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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.
Major props to the creative forces behind webisoaps Venice and Gotham. Both sudsers received nominations for Oustanding Special Class Short Format, and will go up against Disney Channel's Tasty Time With Zefronk. In light of the recent blows the daytime soap opera industry and its fans have endured, I expect more and more soap fans to be flocking online for their sudsy fix, and shows like Venice and Gotham could find even more popularity and support as a result. Congrats to Venice co-creators Crystal Chappell (Carly, DAYS) and Kimmy Turrisi, and Gotham's Martha Byrne.