CBS President and Chief Executive Officer Les Moonves was not a fan of the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy awards telecast. TMZ caught up with the Tiffany network’s top dog who didn’t mince words on how he felt about HLN’s second year in a row airing the award ceremony. Mooves stated:
You know what ... it wasn't a very well produced show and you can put that on the air.
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TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan is reporting The Talk will host a post Daytime Emmy show on June 17. The show will feature winners from the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, including talk shows and soap operas from rival networks.
The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy awards airs June 16 at 8 pm EST on HLN.
Are you ready for a little Mary Jane in your life? No, I'm not taking about the kind Snoop Lion covets.
BET has released the trailer for Mara Brock Akil’s Being Mary Jane. The series stars Gabrielle Union as a “successful African-American career woman, who has achieved a decorated career as the host of a fast-paced”.
Rounding out the all-star cast are: The Bold and the Beautiful’s Aaron D. Spears, The Haves and The Have Nots' Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick (For Colored Girls,The A-Team), Richard Roundtree (Shaft) and Margaret Avery (The Color Purple).
Take a look at what’s to come after the jump!
Stop the wishful casting, kids. Soap Opera Digest is reporting The Young and the Restless has put the brakes on finding yet another actor to play the role of Tucker McCall. READ MORE
We’ve all heard the very familiar story of how viewers started to watch soap operas. Fans would be at home with their mom or grandmother during the summer break, with no other option of television programming. Has anyone ever wondered how soap writers got their start?
A profile piece in The Huffington Post revealed legendary scribe Kay Alden got her start by writing a dissertation for her PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Where did the late William J. Bell come into play?
According to the article:
As part of her research for her dissertation, the brainy blonde found Chicagoan William J. Bell's number in the phone book and called the creator of the CBS soap, The Young and the Restless for an interview. She went to his home on Lake Shore Drive and a requested 45 minute interview turned into 2 1/2 hours.
After submitting sample scripts over a period of months, Kay ended up as a writer for The Young and the Restless, starting on May 13, 1974 (my nephew Jack's birthday) through 2006 when she left for a short stint as a consultant for ABC'sAll My Children.