Daytime Confidential Top 20, April 2009



No. 20: Van Hansis – As the World Turns

The highest Van Hansis has ranked on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 was No. 11 in January of 2009. In February he dropped off the list, falling to No. 38. In March he ranked No. 25. This month he climbs his way back onto the DC Top 20 at No. 20.


No. 19: Billy Miller – The Young and the Restless

Billy Miller fell nine spots from No. 10 on March’s Daytime Confidential Top 20 to No. 19 on February’s list. Miller, whose character Billy Abbott recently married, found out he may be the father of another woman’s baby and had an old flame return to town has been keeping busy on The Young and the Restless.

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    troymcclure

    Hey a whole bunch of GL stars made the list. YAY
    Crystal, Jessica, Marcy, Kim, John( I’ll count him too)

    Now what do I have to do to get Daniel Cosgrove on the list???

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    DocT

    Yay to Crystal, Jessica, Kim, Marcy, and John!

    For Crystal, Kim, and Marcy, this is an honor well deserved – Emmy’s did you take notice???

    Let’s get GL to occupy the top 5 spots!

    The GL actors are simply the best on television. They execute their scenes in one take while learing a new production model as well as a limited budget.

    Otalia, Josh/Reva, Bizzie, Shayna, and GL FTW!!!!

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    ahhiker

    Who better to break another Guiding Light record than Crystal Chappell! She has been gracing our tv screens with her incredible talent for many years. Crystal has been phenomenal in the Otalia storyline and gave the performance of a lifetime with her graveside confession!

    Congratulations Crystal! You have always been #1 to us!

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    youmakemehappy

    Yay!!! Not surprising in the least!!! Crystal Chappell is DA BOMB!!! Amazing actress to boot.

    And congrats also to Kim Zimmer, Jessica Leccia and Marcy Ryland. Guiding Light is smoking hot!!!

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    Emily

    For my money, there is no better or hotter actress on daytime right now than Crystal Chappell. She deserves any and all accolades that come her way. Guiding Light is really hitting its stride and as evidenced by the number of actresses on the list, there is great interest in the show. And, this 18-34 year old, head of household with disposible income would happily follow Guiding Light anywhere, preferrably with as much of the current cast, crew, and writers attached as possible. Good day.

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    deb cubs

    Congrats to all the GL stars who made the list. Kudos to Crystal Chappell for coming in first place and Jessica Leccia for landing the fifth spot. Otalia all the way!

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    BBK

    Congratulations to Crystal Chappell for being NUMBER 1!!! both on DC’s Top 20 and in our hearts!!! Truly a well deserved honor after the fantastic month Crystal had on Guiding Light!!! No one could top her in her graveside confession scenes!!

    And KUDOS to Jessica Leccia for her equally deserved placement at number 5!!! Jessica has been superb showing her internal struggles. And her scenes with Father Ray this past week were so powerful!!

    Crystal and Jessica make a great team and compliment each other’s unique abilities and have chemistry so hot they burn up the screen!!!

    Bravo to the newest Super Couple of daytime! Next month we are going for #1/#2!!

    Congrats also to Marcy and Kim for representing Guiding Light so well!!

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    guzzy

    “For the first time evah….” WHOOOHOOOOO. Go CRYSTAL!!!

    Crystal Chappell & Jessica Leccia for the MFW! They are setting daytime …… hell, they’re setting ANYTIME TV alight with their beautiful portrayal of the Otalia love story. Well done.

    Well done Crystal. Excellent. F**k the Emmy.

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    The Lion

    Crystal Chappell and all the GL actor´s that made it to this top 20 only proves what we all fans already know : GL deserve´s to live. They have fans all over the world ready to follow to whatever home they land.

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    Boobookitty

    Given that April popularity was determined well BEFORE the Emmy noms, does this strike anyone as a clear signal at how far the boat was missed?

    Congratulations for all the GL stars who made the list, and particular shout outs to Crystal and Jessica. The wedding week (mid-April) and the confessions of love made between Olivia and Natalia will forever be seared into my brain as some of the greatest scenes in television history, and by far they are portraying one of the most stunning love stories of my lifetime.

    Also, impressed that Jess made it that high without being on the GL menu…pretty, please DC?…

    But all kidding aside, thank you DC, I’ve been loving all the coverage you’ve been giving GL – you’re doing incredible work!!!

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    niauoil

    Congratulations to all the GL folks who made the list, but especially to Crystal and Jessica. You two have made me believe in slow-building, old-fashioned romance again. The power of your performances has been stunning and a joy and privilege to watch. Here’s hoping that you will be able to continue telling this beautiful love story in a new home.

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    Alicatcuz

    Congratulations to Crystal. She is a wonderfully talented actress so it’s easy to see how she should be #1. Yay for GL for making the #1 list and double yay yay that it was Crystal. Another congrats to Jessica cause she is the partner in this dynamic Otalis duo. Thanks to DC for all their support too.

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    kishaweisha

    Congratulations to Crystal the Goddess and Jessica they are both well deserved. Also congratulations to all GL actors and actresses who made the list. Just goes to show that GL needs to stay on the air. There are strength in numbers we need to keep up the efforts to keep GL on the air.

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    dmwolf

    YAY for Crystal and Jessica! YAY for GL! YAY for Kim and Marcy!

    GL was happening right under the noses of CBS. I love how it is more alive and vibrant than ever despite its treatment by CBS.

    Come on P&G/TeleNext…don’t give up on THE LIGHT!!

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    suzysak

    Oh the power of Otalia — Indeed!

    Congrats to CC, JL, KZ, MR and JD!

    Would some PLEASE pick up GL already!! This show needs to be saved!

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    Renville68

    I’m thrilled that so many of the GL actors made the list, but I’m especially pleased that Crystal and Jessica claimed the 1st and 5th spot respectively. I continue to be enthralled by their acting and onscreen chemistry. To say that they own me at this stage would be an understatement! They have put their heart and soul into this storyline and I’m so happy that they have received some recognition for this. Thanks DC :-)

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    loganX2

    Im sooo happy Dimples aka Jessica Leccia for breaking in the top 5. The power of the Dimples. And big congrats to Crystal Chappell for being the first GL person on top..no one deserves that honor more.

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    BeautifulStranger103

    Congratulations Ms. Chappell. YOU DESERVE TO BE NUMBER ONE! You are a powerhouse of an actress and you are breathing life into the story I have been waiting my whole life to see come alive! I MARVEL at your screen presence! And for Ms. Leccia to be # 5…..I said this a month or two back that Jessica Leccia is the FASTEST rising daytime star right now and is earning her spot in history. AND SHE IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Guiding Light is doing it ALL(production, writing, acting) well, doing it RIGHT and when it gets picked up by some other LUCKY network, I WILL BE SINGING in the streets! Congratulations GL! Crystal, GL, and JESSICA, WE LOVE YOU AT BPD and we are with you ALWAYS like handprints on your hearts! Thank you to Daytime Confidential for your continued coverage of all things OTALIA!If YOU aren’t watching GL, treat yourself well and start RIGHT NOW. YOU WILL BE SO GLAD YOU DID!

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    Stewart-Wade

    Oh the power of Otalia indeed!! Way to go Big Purple Army! It is nice to see Crystal Chappell where she belongs: #1 FTW!!! Next month let’s make it CC and JL at #1 and #2!

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    Stewart-Wade

    Oh YEAH!!! Otalia FTW!! It is so nice to see Crystal Chappell where she belongs: at #1 baby! Come on Big Purple Army–let’s make it CC and JL at #1 ad #2 for May!!

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    GLnCCForever

    Woohoo! Congratulations Crystal – #1 – it’s about time. And Jessica at #5 – way to go! You gals rock. I love Otalia and the way JL and CC have portrayed – a beautiful love story that transcends genders and breaks barriers. I will follow GL wherever it ends up, but more importantly I will follow Otalia and Crystal anywhere and everywhere (that’s a bit stalker’ish I know… :-))

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    EricasEvilTwin

    Every month I ask, and every month I get ignored….

    but nevertheless I am still going to try AGAIN…

    Can someone please tell me how the rankings are calculated. Is it number of hits on tags? Is it number of unique hits on tages? Is it clicks on this actors name? Or something else altogether?

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    Phoenix11

    Crystal Chappell is exactly where she deserves to be…#1!! Hey, Emmy, are you listening?!

    Congrats to all the GL stars who made the top 20! This show is rockin’ and so are you!

    Here’s to Crystal and Jessica being #1 and #2 next month!

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    framsofttie

    Oh the power of Otalia indeed. Congrats to all the GL actors. One need not have more evidence that the Emmys are a BIG joke for having ignored the powerhouse performances of the GL actresses.

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    tnjane

    Congratulations To Crystal Chappell, Kim Zimmer, Jessica Leccia for positions 1, 3, 5 and to the fans for their support. In places where fans can speak out, the popularity of Guiding Light beats all the others. CBS was rude and tried to ignore these fans at the NYC rally today but come September, the fans will rule. Do not bury this soap opera…..SAVE THE LIGHT!

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    naughtytomato

    Some good news for Crystal Chappell, congratulations on the #1 ranking! Jessica Leccia #5 also. That April wedding week was spectacular!

    good for gl – #3 Kim Zimmer, #15 Marcy Rylan

    A shout out for #9 Deidre Hall- miss Marlena :(

    and #12 Tamara Braun -was on DOOL and AMC

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    Mizzo

    Congrats to CC! She is a true talent and I’m glad she is being recognized for it!

    Now if only the Emmy people would open their eyes…

    This storyline has indeed been a blend of true soap storytelling and brilliant writing. Add the great performances by the actors and you have a riviting drama, that captures its audience ten fold. I hope to see more of Crystal Chappell, and especially as Olivia Spencer, she is just what this drama needs – emmy worthy talent!

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    badgersprite

    Congratulations, Crystal Chappell! Nobody deserves this honour more than her. She’s definitely one of the hardest working actresses in Daytime television, not to mention STUNNINGLY gifted.

    Every accolade she gets is completely and utterly due. I’m glad to see her getting the appreciation she has more than earned. =)

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    EricasEvilTwin

    Thanks for the clarification Luke. So let me see if I have this now.

    If there is a story it doesnt matter if there is a tag or not at the top other than the fact that its a link to the news page. Only if I click on that and go to that actors page will it count and only the first time that I go there in any given month…

    So lets say you write ten stories about Maurice Bernard’s hair products with links at the top to his page and each story gets viewed with 100 unique hits but none of those readers click on the link that takes them to the home page. Meanwhile, there is one story about Laura Wright’s favorite lipstick with a link at the top to her page and while only ten unique hits are garnered for that story, all ten of those people click on the link to Laura’s new page. Under that scenario, MB would have a total of 0 popularity points and LW would have a total of ten?

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    coach irish

    Considering the fact that Crystal got snubbed for an Emmy at least we can declare her the #1 top actress on DC. She is so deserving of being #1. Her acting is superb, phenomenal, gut wrenching and comedic. She tells a story with her eyes or her gestures. She conveys such emotion all the time. I could sit and watch her all day and still find new adjectives to describe her beauty and her talent. Congrats to Crystal and to Jessica who has also turned in some fantastic performances on GL. Too bad CBS decided to cancel this great show just when it found it’s way again. Hopefully all of the fans hard work and support will help to find a new home for the show and it’s multi talented writers, actors and crew.

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    angelkitty

    Congrats to Crystal Chappell for getting #1. She is simply amazing and deserves all the attention she is getting. The Emmy’s might not know whats going on, but the fans sure do.

    Also congrats to Jessica coming in at #5. Dimples, we love you! And I am overjoyed to see Kim and Marcy on here as well. Now all we need is Gina and the GL ladies will take out all the rest.

    GL clearly has very strong women characters. We love them.

    Keep the Light Shining!!!!

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    alliCarolinaGirl

    :) Hurricane Otalia is just blowing up everywhere! Congrats to Crystal Chappell for #1!!! #1 is what the Goddess of Daytime deserves!! Congrats to Jessica Leccia for #5!!!! And congrats to Kim and Marcy! GL is hot, hot, hot!! Thanks DC for your continued support of Guiding Light. Keep the Light Shining!

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    alexxx

    Crystal is a GODDESS! She is an amazing, powerful performer! She deserves an Emmy ! Congratulation to Crystal and Jessica! Otalia rocks!

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    rowan1879

    I’m so glad to see Crystal Chappell get some well deserved recognition for her awe inspiring acting ability. She’s #1 to me and I’m happy other people agree. Thank goodness Jessica Leccia made the list too. She has really matured as an actor over the last year, working with Crystal. Just take a look at her scene this past week with Father Ray in the Farmhouse kitchen. The depth of emotion being conveyed was very well done. Congratulations ladies!

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    Sofie

    Crystal Chappell at #1 – woohoo. It’s about time! She is awesome and with that cemetery confession scene – she knocked it out of the park. She says so much without uttering a word, conveys so much with a look – I have never seen anyone like her before. CC will always be #1 for me. I loved that Jessica Leccia is at #5 – she has come such a long way and she’s glowing not only as a person but as an actress as well. Thank you Crystal Chappell for a great ride.

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    TammyF

    Crystal Chappell So deserves this recognition. She deserves an Emmy for her work.She was overlooked this year, and so unfairly.I am so happy for her, and the work she has done in the 10 years on Guiding Light.I have been a fan of Olivia and Crystal Chappell and she is great.I am also glad to see Jessica Leccia so high on the list.She is a wonderful actress too, and I have grown to love her work and her character of Natalia on GL.She and Crystal are dynamite on screen.Great job!They deserve a chance to carry this storyline out for
    years to come.Keep the light shining!

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    TammyF

    Crystal Chappell So deserves this recognition. She deserves an Emmy for her work.She was overlooked this year, and so unfairly.I am so happy for her, and the work she has done in the 10 years on Guiding Light.I have been a fan of Olivia and Crystal Chappell and she is great.I am also glad to see Jessica Leccia so high on the list.She is a wonderful actress too, and I have grown to love her work and her character of Natalia on GL.She and Crystal are dynamite on screen.Great job!They deserve a chance to carry this storyline out for
    years to come.Keep the light shining!

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    TammyF

    Crystal Chappell So deserves this recognition. She deserves an Emmy for her work.She was overlooked this year, and so unfairly.I am so happy for her, and the work she has done in the 10 years on Guiding Light.I have been a fan of Olivia and Crystal Chappell and she is great.I am also glad to see Jessica Leccia so high on the list.She is a wonderful actress too, and I have grown to love her work and her character of Natalia on GL.She and Crystal are dynamite on screen.Great job!They deserve a chance to carry this storyline out for
    years to come.Keep the light shining!

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    pecola

    Victoria Rowell and Deidre Hall are both off their respective shows and still the fans are clamoring to hear about them…that’s awesome.

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    Ceridwyn2

    Go Crystal & Jessica! You rock! Otalia for the win! They’ve done such a great job with this storyline and have been amazing with their fanbase. I’m absolutely thrilled and awed by them both.

    Kudos also to Kim Zimmer for the big jump on the list.

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    Quigley20

    Congratulations to Crystal and Jessica and Ellen Wheeler and Jill Lorie Hurst for bringing us this wonderful love story that transcends the usual TV fare and truly impacts lives and brings people together from different walks of life.

    Thank you to Daytime Confidential for your continuing coverage and recognition of all that is Otalia and the fight to save GL.

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