Well it looks like the one-two punch of Bridget (Ashley Jones) vs. Agnes (Sarah Brown) and Steffy Forrester: Teen Corporate Raider (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) proved strong enough to snatch back the number two spot among total viewers for The Bold and the Beautiful (Source: Soap Opera Network). This further proves, I don't know what the crap I am talking about, and should have paid more attention in Algebra class so I coulda done something with my life, since I thought it was beyond asinine, shark-jumping television for that little telenovela twit to best Bill Spencer Jr. and Katie Logan (Don Diamont and Heather Tom) while strutting about town in one of Mick Jagger's frilly shirts. At any rate, B&B added 137,000 total viewers, effectively bumping Days of Our Lives back down to third place. B&B held steady in households and among women 18-49.
Elsewhere on the CBS Daytime lineup, The Young and the Restless dropped 97,000 total viewers over the previous week. Y&R went down one-tenth of a ratings point in households and two-tenths of a point among women 18-49, as TGVN (Eric Braeden) and his blank son Nich-o-Dumb (Joshua Morrow) schemed against his other son, you know, the blind corporate spy (Michael Muhney). Thank the Soap Gods my Ashley Abbott (Eileen Davidson) finally got her wits about her, or I would have been one of those 97,000.
The big ratings winner of the week was cancelled sudser As The World Turns. A whopping 242,000 more total viewers than the previous week tuned in to watch
Mitch Laurence Jonathan Randall Marlon Brando James Stenbeck Mick terrorize Oakdale in that poorly lit church. See, what do I know? Soap fans actually LIKE this sort of tomfoolery. I give up! ATWT was up year-to-date 107,000 total viewers, once again putting One Life to Live in dead last in total viewers. ATWT stayed the same in households, but went up one-tenth of a point among women 18-49. READ MORE
Anyone who has thought we at Daytime Confidential.com have been mean for making fun of the dismal production values at the Procter and Gamble soaps in recent years need only watch the first episode of Steamboat to see the actors obviously feel the same way we do! From the hilarious minds of Michael O'Leary (ex-Rick, Guiding Light) and Scott Bryce (ex-Craig, As The World Turns), Steamboat tells the story of a dead last sudser, desperately trying to stay on the air amid budget cuts so severe they have to move into a rundown theater to tape the series
I wonder who Kim Zimmer is channeling for her performance as the soap's control freak show runner? I'll bet you a New York magazine cover I know the muse! Me likes. Hell, if you can't laugh, you'll cry. See the Steamboat Season One teaser below. 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
Daytime Confidential's Jillian Bowe catches up with One Life to Live's Gina Tognoni and previews "something going on" with Kelly and Todd. (Daytime Confidential)
Pratt's gone and there is much to rejoice about. Check out the latest Pine Valley Bulletin commentary and poll! (Pine Valley Bulletin)
The terrible writing for Jason and Sonny lately has forced the Serial Drama girls to re-evaluate their list of least favorite things. Also, when a soap comes out looking worse than the Kardashian sisters, well...that's a problem. (Serial Drama)
Soap Opera Examiner's Mary Montanari pens an open letter to Days of our Lives' villainess Vivian. (Soap Opera Examiner)
The Wubqueen is crushed to learn her favorite One Life to Live actress may be leaving, dishes about Robin Christopher returning to General Hospital and gives a fun weekend update of daytime's best tweets. (Wubs) READ MORE
No. 20: Arianne Zucker, Days of our Lives
They say absence makes the heart grow fonder and the same can be said for Days of our Lives star Arianne Zucker who returned to the Daytime Confidential Top 20 for the first time since September 2009. Zucker's Nicole Walker DiMera has been off screen while the actress is on maternity leave.
Move over Blair (Kassie DePaiva). Step off Tea (Florencia Delgado). Kelly Cramer is back and it looks like she's going to be mixing it up with Llanview's dirtiest bad boy, Todd Manning (Trevor St. John)! Daytime Confidential caught up with the real Kelly Cramer, aka Gina Tognoni, who recently reprised her star-making role on One Life to Live, following a lengthy stint as Guiding Light's Dinah Marler.
In between munching on the tasty grub at OLTL's recent Moving Down the Block Party, Tognoni offered DC a sneak peek at Kelly and Todd's upcoming interaction. Could it turn romantic? If not, which other red hot Llanview lust inspirers would Tognoni like to mix it up with? (Dorian) Lord knows there are so many to choice from! And what about her ex-husband Kevin (Dan Gauthier), who's also coming back to town? Will the eldest Buchanan offspring be sticking around to work things out with the woman who bore his son a child? Tognoni also shares her excitement over doing a second season of Crystal Chappell's hit web soap Venice.
Daytime Confidential: What brings Kelly back to Llanview this time around?
Gina Tognoni: Family brings her back to town. I don't want to give it away, but there's a little drama that goes down back in Llanview and there's a bomb that goes off, not literally, a bomb is dropped in her family and days turn into weeks and then she decides to stay in Llanview. READ MORE