Nominations for the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced this week and several soaps made the cut. In daytime, both Days of Our Lives and All My Children received nods for their LGBT storytelling.
This past season DAYS began the soap's first gay storyline featuring Freddie Smith as comfortably out college student Sonny Kiriakis and Chandler Massey as his tortured, closeted pal Will Horton. The final year of All My Children saw the soap's iconic lesbian character Bianca Montgomery (Christina Bennett Lind) fall in love for what was likely the last time, with previously hetero friend Marissa Tasker (Sarah Glendening). READ MORE
On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels return to The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick to discuss all the hottest soap, TV, movie and celebrity headlines with Larry Flick and Keith Price. During the show, the gang dives into Days of Our Lives 2.0, Prospect Park’s All My Children and One Life to Live, why General Hospital needs to learn from DAYS’ reboot, The Chew’s premiere on ABC and touch on the state of The Young and the Restless.
Time flies by when you’re having fun. In the second hour the topics turn to pop culture; as they dish about Amanda Knox, new and returning fall TV series, The Real Housewives of New Jersey and the latest movies coming out in theaters.
Tune in Weekdays at 7 AM EST for The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick and on Sunday's at 2 PM EST for Feel The Spin With Larry Flick.
All this and much more on today’s Daytime Confidential podcast.
Former The Young and the Restless star Tatyana Ali and Days of our Lives star Arianne Zucker were among the current and former soap stars who attended the 2011 Step Up Women’s Network Inspiration Awards on June 10. Held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, the event honors “those who embody the Step Up mission of service to women and girls.” See more photos after the jump. READ MORE
“Rumours” was another good meta-episode for Glee, acknowledging the inevitable gossip that plagues any pop-culture phenom. The show has gotten its share in various tabloids and blind items, and that's the tongue-in-cheek problem facing the Glee Club this week. Self-awareness of its own pop-culture presence is something this show has always had fun with. They also went there with the couple squish-names, my favorite being “Pizes.”
The real world overlaps were everywhere in this episode. Glee Club gossip included Quinn and Kurt (Chris Colfer) as cheaters (like those Mark Salling/Naya Rivera rumors), questions about Santana and Sam's sexuality (like those Darren Criss questions), and the insinuation that Will (Matthew Morrison) would rather be on Broadway than leading the Glee Club (like Morrison wanting a solo singing career).
You just know Then We Got Help’s group therapy session is headed off the rails when Kenny (Kevin Earley) gets it in his head that he wants to use “puffy bat squeaky toys” during their next session. As “If I Had a Hammer” heads down Then We Got Help's latest path of hilarity, the group members begin hitting each other with the toys, taking out their relationship frustrations on each other.
I’m always fascinated how characters you enjoy, but may not be a favorite one season, can grow on you the next season. Quinn (Dianna Agron) wasn’t my favorite during Glee’s first season, but this season I’ve been digging the character. The same is happening for me with Gerry (Susan Ferrara) on Then We Got Help. Her deadpan expressions, cutaway commentary, no nonsense quips and mother lion defense of her children, have punctuated the comedy for me this season.
Oh, and in the “you learn something new every day” portion of the episode, did you know using too much hand lotion can make it difficult to get your fingerprints taken? I didn't. Apparently, Dan (Nicholas Rodriguez) uses so much of the stuff, to keep his hands soft, the adoption agency had to use a special machine to register his prints. Watch this week’s Then I Got Help after the jump.