Daytime Confidential Hot 100 of 2010



No. 25: Marcy Rylan, The Young and the Restless (Down 10)

Former Guiding Light star Marcy Rylan made an “arresting” debut on The Young and the Restless in 2010 as Abby "The Naked Heiress" Carlton Newman.

No. 24: Rebecca Budig, All My Children (Down 6)

It turns out the hubbub over whether or not Rebecca Budig was returning to All My Children was more interesting in 2009 than anything that happened to Budig in 2010. The actress dropped six spots in 2010. Her popularity wasn’t helped by one of the most agonizing onscreen re-pairings of the year, Rylee.


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I think if Daytime Confidential would also look at the Web Soap genre, a lot of actors/actresses would have been much higher on the list.

Daytime Confidential is dropping the ball lately - it seems like a lot of the explanations for this list were based on performances and story lines from the past 3-4 months. 2010 was 12 months long.

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This list is an anomaly to me, with so many now-irrelevant former "soap stars" on the list and a few people that I just plum FORGOT ABOUT ages ago! I realize that this list is not based on any personal biases on the part of the DC staff, so I won't bore you guys by asking "Why is so and so on the list??"

Some of this list NAUSEATES me! For many of these actors, the only "Hot" label I would attach to them would be "Hot MESS"!!!!! I won't name names, but we all can find at least 12 people who should have switched careers AGES ago!!!!!

And PUHLEEZE don't get me started on how Christel Khalil managed to land in 2nd place!! I have resigned myself to the fact that Y&R will NEVER get rid of this tiresome actress and that she does have a loyal fanbase out there!! I don't understand WHY everyone is so in love with this girl, but...............................

Congrats to the former Mrs. Reva Shayne Lewis Lewis Spaulding Lewis Winslow Cooper Lewis Lewis O Neill for her well-deserved #1 spot!! It has truly been a joy having her back on my screen again, although I also contend that she had MUCH better writing on GL!!! I don't watch OLTL on a regular basis, but seeing her in scenes with Erika Slezak and Robin Strasser always makes me squeal with delight (on the inside, of course!)

I would like to again thank the DC staff for all of your hard work!!! I think that many of us underestimate or fail to realize how much research and heavy lifting goes into making this website as great as it is!!!

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Christel Kahlil is number two? How the H did that happen? It was not based on her acting.

At least KZ is number one she deserves it. Some of these photos are rather interesting. Like I don't really care for the photo of Sharon Case and there was another scary photo.

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If I have to say this everyday to see Tom Pelphrey & Beth Ehlers back on my screen, I WILL SHOUT IT!

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I am very excited my girl CK is #2 she totally earn her place if it was up to me she would be #1 but i also love #1 so its all good...I am so loving it as for the haters of CK well here you have it there is more love out there than hate, you all have a good day now.

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The list is based on the names of stars DC readers click on the most.

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Yay love that Christel Khalil was number 2 I loveeeeeeee her and Daniel Goddard!!!

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Oh by the way gorgeous picture of her this time ... Christel looks stunning.

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The list is based on how many times and how often an actress or actors name was searched or clicked on. It isn't about love. I am sure there are many people who search out actors to express their hatred. I do not watch Y&R but I do listen to the podcasts and read comments that express dislike for CK and DZ from GH. The dislike helps to propel these people up the list as well. I would assume that is why both Rebecca Herbst and Kelly Monaco are consistently high. They both have very loyal fanbases and the fan war is legendary at this point.

My surprise is that Maurice Benard is so low on the list considering he has been swallowing GH whole for a decade now.

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I am so happy to see my 2 favourite actors still on the list at #23 Brett and #40 Scott even though they were only on screen as KISH for the first 4 months of 2010...Brett even went up 16 which is great and shows just how much he is missed and Scott too..they were the best couple on daytime and i miss them very much and hope ABC will bring them back some day soon....

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Two of my favorite actresses are 1 and 2, Zimmer and Khalil, respectively. Thanks to every one who clicked or searched on them!

Here's to more Echo DiSavoy and Lily Winters Ashby in 2011!

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Good to see Adrianna Leon (GH's Brook Lynn) on this list!

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Thanks For The Explanation on how The List Is Generated Jamey

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I am so glad for the beautiful young lady CK being #2 the girl rock,so then they must hate Kim zimmer with a passion because she is #1
CK is living her life and living it well too,you go girl.

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I'm glad to see Christel Khalil ranking to high on the list too. She's always been such a talented actress.

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Jamey Giddens wrote:
The list is based on the names of stars DC readers click on the most.

Sometimes I see the list but most times I don't I have no idea where it is...LoL

Glad to see KimZ at numero uno!!

and that many of my favs made this list.

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Brett at 23, up 16 spots. Suck on that ABC, Frons, and Frank. Seeing that made my week!

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Jamey Giddens wrote:
The list is based on the names of stars DC readers click on the most.

I guess some people need to engage some comprehension skills before shooting their mouths off.

The article quite clearly stated that this list was based on click throughs on the website.

Therefore on fan interest and reaction.

If you don't like the list, perhaps you are the ones who are out of touch?

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^If you are referring to my "How the H did that happen?” in regards to CK, I was being facetious. I do have comprehension skills. I have noticed a trend where others on this site are trying to censor dissenting opinions. I always thought DC was designed to promote candid discussions. CK was beyond stale last year with her cancer storyline. The moo-mafia is not helping, and how many times an individual is clicked does not equate to being “popular” or "out of touch".

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OK....two things, one why are there former daytime stars on this list????

Also, did any of the people making these decision watch any of the web soaps? Apparently not, because both Crystal Chappell and Jessica Leccia, along with Nadia Bjorlin, Liz Keifer, Hillary Bailey Smith and Jordan Clarke have been bringing it every week on Venice. We were blessed with so much raw emotion from CC, JL and NB. There is a reason that Nelson Branco named Venice Best Soap Opera and that is over all the other soaps on broadcast TV, for a show that has 12 episodes a year....if we are lucky.

Crystal has only gotten better this year and just her work alone on Days should not be the deciding factor, heck, you are putting people on this list that haven't acted on a soap in over a year?!?!?!?

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Woo-hoo, happy to see Kim Zimmer at the top of the list. It's been so fun watching her on OLTL. I hope she stays in Llanview for a long while. And note to TPTB, this OLTL viewer, at least, is much more favorably disposed to all of the OLTL storylines (even those with characters I don't like that much . . . cough, "Fords") when the episode also has Kim Zimmer, Erika Slezak, Robin Strasser, Jerry ver Dorn, Susan Haskell and the other vets front and center!

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junebugg - The list isn't about current jobs or web soaps vs. network. It is completely based on this websites visitor interests. If tons of people had searched for Scooby Doo, he would have made the list.

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partyvibe wrote:
I am so glad for the beautiful young lady CK being #2 the girl rock,so then they must hate Kim zimmer with a passion because she is #1
CK is living her life and living it well too,you go girl.

Exactly PV.

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Seriously?
No. 93: James Scott, Days of our Lives ?
No. 87: Nadia Bjorlin, Days of our Lives?
No. 81: Alison Sweeney, Days of our Lives?
No. 77: Shawn Christian, Days of our Lives?
No. 60: Arianne Zucker, Days of our Lives?

When I see the rank of these 5 ,I wonder how this list is established…all I can do is laugh…They should be in the top 10,not top20.Top 10.

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Great List DC and Thanks For The Clarifacation On How The List came About Jamey

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As much as I loathe what they've done to Sharon at least she is still popular kinda like the character of Phyllis. Anywho, I love that Chris Engen is still on the list I just wish he was still on my screen. He made me root for Adam and now I just skip the character all together.

I also wish Elizabeth Hendrickson was higher up because she can be a little scene stealer. But she so underused at Y&R at least she was on the list.

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Title for this should actually be, "Who got hit the most" or more to the point "website top hits".
Again, riddled with this top list are the authors opinions about the actors. Regardless of the reasons why they made the list the comments from the DC peanut gallary are over the top and I am beginning to feel this site is bias beyond belief at this point.
Not sure if I can continue to read your sites articles if all I can look forward to is your own unbias attacks on actors you don't like.
Hope this trend does not continue.

PS, when will the list be put on the menu as 2008 & 2009 are, so we don't have to dig for it?

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Jessica Leccia fell 5 spots from last year? Quick alert the media! Gimme me a break! LOL

The mere fact that Jessica Leccia fell only a mere 5 spots to come in at an extremely good placing of No.11 on the Hot 100 list without GL, Otalia, etc. should tell everyone how POPULAR, beloved, charming, and TALENTED she is as an actress(and as a person)! Jessica Leccia has given wonderful performances in the past on GL. And she is continuing to showcase her talent and charisma on Venice as well as OLTL! Cheers to Jessica!!

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junebuggnc wrote:
OK....two things, one why are there former daytime stars on this list???? Also, did any of the people making these decision watch any of the web soaps? Apparently not, because both Crystal Chappell and Jessica Leccia, along with Nadia Bjorlin, Liz Keifer, Hillary Bailey Smith and Jordan Clarke have been bringing it every week on Venice. We were blessed with so much raw emotion from CC, JL and NB. There is a reason that Nelson Branco named Venice Best Soap Opera and that is over all the other soaps on broadcast TV, for a show that has 12 episodes a year....if we are lucky. Crystal has only gotten better this year and just her work alone on Days should not be the deciding factor, heck, you are putting people on this list that haven't acted on a soap in over a year?!?!?!?

Couldn't have said it better!

Crystal Chappell will always be MY no. 1