DC #610: Y&R’s Christian LeBlanc on Newman Family Fued, Tennesee Williams’ 100th Birthday and Daytime Emmy Pre-Noms


He's B-A-A-A-A-CK! On today's Daytime Confidential podcast, Luke and Jamey welcome back the rascally Christian LeBlanc of The Young and the Restless. LeBlanc dishes his character Michael Baldwin's role in the explosive Newman arbitration story arc on Y&R, his upcoming appearances in celebration of the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival (held March 23-27 in New Orleans) and even weighs in on those controversial Daytime Emmy pre-nominations!

Tune in to hear the multiple Daytime Emmy winner wax in depth about his gig reading from Tennessee's works on Saturday, March 26 at 8pm at the Petit Theater du Vieux Carre on Jackson Square along with Caroll Baker (Baby Doll), Shirley Knight (Sweet Bird of Youth), Armistead Maupin (Tales of the City), Grace Zabriskie (Big Love) and John Waters (Hairspray).

LeBlanc also talks about judging the infamous "Stella" contest in Jackson Square on Sun. March 26 with Knight, all in honor of Tennessee's 100th birthday. Then he previews his hosting responsibilities for the Mad Hatter's Design Competition, sponsored by the Bayou Junior Women's Club of Thibodeaux, Louisiana on Sun., April, 3, with special guests Brandon Beemer (Owen, The Bold and the Beautiful) and Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe, Days of Our Lives).

The hilarious thesp also reveals he has a few upcoming comedy club appearances with another of our favorite Genoa citizens, Sean Kanan (Deacon). The rowdy pair will be appearing at 3 pm EST on May 14 at the Brokerage Entertainment Club in Bellmore, New York ( 2797 Merrick Road), and then at 12 pm EST on May 15 at Uncle Vinny's Comedy Club (520 Arnold Avenue) in Point Pleasant, New Jersey).

Then LeBlanc breaks down the complicated and ever-changing Daytime Emmy pre-nomination process for Luke and Jamey and issues quite a stern statement for actors who are complaining—get involved or stop bitchin'. Let's see if the DC boys can keep this podcast on the rails!

For more information on the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival visit www.tennesseewilliams.net.

For ticket information for LeBlanc and Kanan's appearance at the Brokerage Entertainment Club call: (516) 785-8655.

For deets on their show at Uncle Vinny's Comedy Club, call: (732) 899-3900.

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10 Responses

  1. Avatar of Restless Vixen
    Restless Vixen

    Y’all are really trying to prevent me from getting any work done today! :-)

    I’ve got about 30 minutes left on the Larry Flick podcast. But now I’ve gots to listen to my Christian Jules LeBlanc. I heart him!

  2. Avatar of alstonboy4315
    alstonboy4315

    I love Christian LeBlanc, (and would love nothing more than for him to be my baby daddy…… ;) ;) ;) ;) ) but he needs to be ashamed of himself for submitting himself for pre-noms this year, (or allowing himself to be submitted!) considering the fact that he didn’t really have the material or storyline to warrant Emmy praise. Again, we all know what a juvenile popularity contest the Emmys (usually!)are, and I am sure he’s ARGUABLY the most popular/likable actor in the Y&R cast, but that still doesn’t make it right. Just saying!!

    With that being said, I haven’t heard this podcast yet, but I am sure it’ll be a hoot!!!

  3. Avatar of watchingallday
    watchingallday

    Alston, you beat me to it. I am a big fan of Christian, and I will readily admit that he deserved every Emmy he has; BUT, he and every one that defends this Emmy nominating process is full of crap. The fact that they can take serious a process where the first step is a blind name recognition test for something that should be completely merit based, should alert anyone listening that everything that follows out of their mouth is hot air. How can the industry peers at large prenominate people from other shows without seeing even a small clip of the work they are being asked to judge? That makes NO sense.

    What they should do is allow the actors/shows to decide which category a performer wants to be considered in and to pick their own reel. Then a panel of industry professionals and or maybe journalist not connected to the show should pick the nominees, and then the regular committee of actors should pick the winners. That would keep it fair and give it legitimacy. -Feel free to take my idea NATAS, I won’t mind.

  4. Avatar of alstonboy4315
    alstonboy4315

    Watchingallday–

    I agree. Actors who bring muffins to set and kiss bootay are given Emmy consideration over actors who are on NINE days a week—such as Michael Muhney and Eric Braeden. And I am STILL pissed that Florencia Lozano and Melody Thomas Scott were overlooked. What in the FRICK???!!!!

    The thing about the Emmys, though, is that a number of VERY deserving actors have won in recent years, such as Vincent Irizarry, Tamara Braun, Julie Pinson, Michael Park and Billy Miller, so I can’t criticize the Emmy process TOO much, but it still has it’s kinks.

    I think that if you haven’t been on at least FIVE times a month, you shouldn’t be allowed to submit your name for consideration, or have anyone else consider you. After all, this is an award that is supposed to be about your BODY of work for the previous year, not you being a good actor or actress OVERALL. I call “bulldonkie” on Christian’s pre-nom, and I really hope he doesn’t get nominated, because that would give me LESS incentive to watch this year. If the list of nominees is GARBAGE, trust me, I will NOT be wasting my time.

  5. Avatar of Restless Vixen
    Restless Vixen

    I didn’t think Christian LeBlanc was defending the process. He admitted it is flawed and changes almost every year. I still think he had no business submitting himself for Lead Actor this year; but he did have some good points I was not aware of until this interview. And it is human nature to try to get what you can get. He was not lead last year, but he is still an excellent actor in my opinion. I don’t blame him for seeking recognition. But I will never understand the use of a single episode and a popularity contest to pick the best of something during an entire year. He did have a valid point that the actors have the ability to help change the process by getting involved.

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