On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels dish the latest All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless storylines and headlines, including:
Heather Tom rocks The Bold and the Beautiful in a bad-ass performance as Katie Logan. Brooke and Bill try to blame Katie for their despicable actions. Caroline manipulates Remy and Christina…er….Carter and Maya into kissing. Liam gets to see the other side of the coin with his flip-flopping.
Jen Lilley makes her debut as Theresa on Days of Our Lives opposite Casey Moss’ JJ. A grand jury lets Sami go free. Is Days of Our Lives going to be bring back a Devil storyline?
Emma’s doll gets grilled on General Hospital. GH fans are finally getting front burner hospital storylines, but should there be more legacy characters involved? GH needs to get its corporate storylines ironed out.
Should the revelation about Summer have taken place at Jack’s birthday? Much of the paternity storyline is falling flat because of new Kyle and Abby. Does Kyle need to be recast again? Would Julie Marie Berman make a better Abby? Why is Robert Adamson being wasted making drinks? Should Noah and Nick have a giant rift that leads Adam to be Noah’s mentor? Chloe and Billy share great scenes on The Young and the Restless.
On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels debate the ever-so-awkward 2013 Daytime Emmy Awards. They dish out some tough love to General Hospital, The Young and the Restless and One Life to Live, while applauding Days of Our Lives, The Bold and the Beautiful and All My Children.
From screwing up journalist credentials to Aisha Tyler having to save the day, the production of the 2013 Daytime Emmy Awards was an awkward mess. Kristen Alderson and Chandler Massey won the Younger Actress and Actor Awards. General Hospital’s Julie Marie Berman beat out Katherine Kelly Lang in the Supporting Actress category. Billy Miller and Scott Clifton tied in Supporting Actor. Heather Tom reigned supreme as the Lead Actress winner. Doug Davidson’s tears helped him win Lead Actor. Jamey dishes scoop from the Daytime Emmy red carpet, press room and after parties. Also, who would win in a cry off, Davidson, Jonathon Jackson or someone else? Days of Our Lives pulled off a major upset by winning Outstanding Drama.
Kelly Sullivan is out at General Hospital. Who knew spending two years on a soap made an actor a veteran? Does anyone actually believe that Monica would let the man inadvertedly responsible for Michael’s rape live in the Quartermaine mansion? GH cannot push the fact that Franco is a serial killer under the rug, in its failed attempt to make him a corporate raider. If GH cannot fix Franco quickly, should the ABC soap let Roger Howarth go at the end of his contract? When fans asked for more Quartermaines they expected to see more Quartermaine favorites, not new characters in the Quartermaine mansion.
Lightning did not strike twice for Michael Easton and Kelly Monaco. General Hospital needs to get Silas and Sam out of each other’s orbit, ASAP. Would Silas being part of a hospital takeover storyline, where he faced off against Patrick, save the character? Who could have guessed that, of the three former One Life to Live stars, it would be Kristen Alderson’s Kiki that fit back into the canvas best?
Maura West’s Ava Jerome has been a revelation, but she needs to be quickly moved out of the Franco storyline. GH should play up the Jerome mob history. Should General Hospital bring Lucas Spencer, a Jerome by blood, back to Port Charles? Would he make a good love interest for Felix?
Did Prospect Park really need Roger Howarth, Michael Easton and Kristen Alderson on One Life to Live? All My Children has been fantastic without Susan Lucci, but One Life to Live got Howarth back and has wasted him. Does this prove once and for all the success of a soap is less about the star and more about the writing? OLTL needs to be fixed quickly.
The Young and the Restless even more problems than General Hospital. Mark your calendars, because Daytime Confidential’s Jamey Giddens is FINALLY over Villy. Summer’s paternity storyline and Phyllis trying to keep her daughter from Kyle has exposed problems with Y&R’s storytelling. Was it a mistake to recast Kyle in the middle of a major storyline? Has Y&R hurt itself by recasting so many characters?
Jamey has a solution for Y&R’s Dylan problem. Why has the soap been telling such a lame MS storyline for Melody Thomas Scott’s Nikki? Jillian suggests a possible MS storyline that could have been epic. Luke wonders why so many couples—Summer and Kyle, Abby and Detective Chavez, Dylan and Chelsea and Kevin and Chloe—lack chemistry. Mel wants to see Tyler and Lily have sex.
Y&R’s single saving grace has been the Michael/Lauren/Carmine/Fen storyline. The DC gang doesn’t want to see Carmine killed off. However, if Y&R does get rid of Carmine, should GH snap Marco Dapper up? Mel is not happy about Adam’s storyline or hopping into bed with yet another new character. Jamey reveals how he thinks Y&R should have told Adam and Chelsea’s storyline.
On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Regan Cellura, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels make their picks for who will take home the golden statue at the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.
From the highly competitive Lead Actor and Actress categories to the often surprising Younger Actor and Actress, they debate which stars have the best chance to take the stage and deliver an acceptance speech.
On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens and Melodie Aikels debate the latest All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines, including:
The Young and the Restless aired a beautiful tribute to soap icon Jeanne Cooper. From the stars who gathered to share their memories to the gang’s favorite moments, the DC crew dishes it all.
Y&R's No. 1 stunner, Dylan (Steve Burton), gets a new pal, portrayed by Sean Carrigan. Is this really necessary? Carmine manipulates Fen into telling his parents not to stay together. Should Fen develop feelings for Carmine?
The previous week of General Hospital was the most controversial in recent memory. Fans across the web, on social media and in Daytime Confidential comment threads weighed in on the revelation of Roger Howarth portraying loathed villain Franco. General Hospital’s multiple rape storyline threads also had fans up in arms.
Did the show go too far, or was it all still entertaining? One co-host feels GH was too cavalier with the topic of rape, while others on the panel felt the soap has being mired in rape since Luke and Laura's romance began and if anything the new regime was working to undo some of that nasty history.
Should the soap have phased the Llanview Three back in over time, to reduce confusion for viewers who aren’t plugged in to the online community? Did GH stack the deck against Emme Rylan, as Lulu? The DC gang doesn’t agree on much about the controversial week, but they all came together because of Maura West’s brilliant performance as Ava.
On today's Super-sized Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels dish the latest All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines, including:
Prospect Park cuts All My Children and One Life to Live’s weekly episodes from four to two. One of the reasons given was that fans were watching one show or the other, but not both. AMC and OLTL are dropped from FX Canada. Do fans of the shows have reason to worry? Michael Nader returns to Pine Valley as Dimitri Marick.
The Bold and the Beautiful had a busy week of casting news. Hunter Tylo says she's off contract. Jacqueline MacInnes Wood is taking a hiatus. Former Days of Our Lives star Darin Brooks joins the soap and his character will be involved with Hope. Rena Sofer joins B&B as the mother of Brooks' character. Brooke tries to steal one of Taylor’s men, yet again.
Rafe is attacked on Days of Our Lives. Sami, EJ and Stefano find out about Kate and Rafe’s relationship. Is JJ the voice of DAYS viewers?
General Hospital debuts a slew of new characters, portrayed by Maura West, Kristen Alderson, Roger Howarth and Michael Easton. The DC gang weighs in on the arrivals with their First Impressions. Did GH miss a beat by not pairing Morgan with Ava Jerome in a "Mrs. Robinson" storyline? Did lightning strike a third time for Kelly Monaco and Michael Easton?
GH casts Samantha Logan as a sister for Felix. Is TJ being written as a stereotypical “angry black man?” Jane Elliot needs to submit Monday’s scenes opposite of Anthony Geary for an Emmy nomination next year. The DC crew gives thumbs up or thumbs down to The Chew and General Hospital’s crossover.
Michelle Stafford is leaving The Young and the Restless as Phyllis. Find out who the DC gang thinks would make a good recast. Y&R casts Mishael Morgan as a character who will interact with Cane and Lily. Why do Y&R regimes INSIST on making Cane the heir apparent to the Chancellor empire ,when fans so vocally oppose it?
Should Traci be there for Michael and revive her rivalry with Lauren? Not a single member of the DC gang believes Kevin or Chloe would steal from Katherine. Y&R is reviving the question about Summer’s paternity. Michael learns about Lauren and Carmine.
All this and MUCH more on today’s Daytime Confidential podcast.
Celebrity Apprentice and former Days of Our Lives star Lisa Rinna dropped by The Jolt on Sirius OutQ 109 and chatted with Larry Flick and Keith Price about her QVC line Belle Gray and her Celebrity Apprentice elimination.
Flick also got Rinna to react to rumors she might end up on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
The Jolt graciously shared the interview with Daytime Confidential listeners to enjoy.
All this and much more on today's show.