Casting Coach: Is Y&R courting Emmy winner Tamara Braun (ex-Reese, AMC, ex-Ava, DAYS) as a Victoria Newman recast? I can’t say — but will CBS have the balls to fire a pregnant woman? Well, if they don’t have the cajones — then they should buy some. Check out my exclusive sit-down interview with the best executive producer in daytime history, Mr. Paul Rauch, this Wednesday.
Would you like to see Tamara Braun as Y&R's Victoria Newman? READ MORE
Many of daytime's popular actresses chose classic black, grey or silver on The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy red carpet. Nadia Bjorlin looked amazing in black . Outstanding Supporting Actress winner Tamara Braun–who won for her role on Days of Our Lives–chose a sultry grey. See what Days of Our Lives' Shelley Hennig and Rachel Melvin, Guiding Light's Kim Zimmer, The Young and the Restless' Elizabeth Hendrickson, Tracey Bregman and Brenda Dickson, As the World Turns' Terri Colombino, Julie Pinson, Kelley Menighan Hensley, General Hospital's Laura Wright and The Bold and the Beautiful's Ashley Jones chose to wear HERE.
Didn't have time to watch the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards live? Check out the acceptance speeches for Outstanding Supporting Actor and Actress, Outstanding Younger Actress, Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress, Outstanding Directing Team and the salute to Guiding Light after the jump.
Of course the most sought after clip will be of Brad Bell's unaired acceptance speech, cut off by The CW unceremoniously in interest of time. READ MORE
Today, The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) released its third annual Network Responsibility Index, a report measuring gay, lesbian, and trangender representation on television on various major networks including broadcast & cable covering the broadcast period from June 1, 2008 to May 31, 2009. From the report:
Of the broadcast networks, ABC and the CW received "Good" scores, Fox was marked "Adequate," and NBC and CBS were marked "Failing." While the report takes into account the substance of portrayals up to a point, much of a network's score is based on the simple visibility of characters...On the cable side, HBO was the clear winner (vampires count!), emerging as "Good" (as did Showtime, though with a lower score), while networks including Lifetime and FX were "Adequate" and A&E and TBS were "Failing."
Oddly, daytime serials were not included.
My Take: I find it extraordinarily curious that GLAAD, which has several representatives and bloggers speak and write about As The World Turns' Luke (Van Hansis) & Noah (Jake Silbermann), Guiding Light's Olivia (Crystal Chapell) & Natalia (Jessica Leccia) or All My Children's Bianca (Eden Riegel) & Reese (Tamara Braun) in many interviews or on its website did not include soaps in its survey. If their goal is to track LGBT representation, how do these characters, including Passions' Simone (Cathy Jeneene Doe) — all of which aired during the period covered in their survey — not merit inclusion in the study? Yes, the study only covers prime time but that in and of itself reveals the flaw of it. READ MORE
Soap Opera Source is reporting that Tamara Braun has landed the recurring role of Renee Ellen on the TNT drama Saving Grace. The former All My Children, Days of Our Lives and General Hospital actress is nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category at this year's Daytime Emmy Awards.
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