Soap Stars Shine at Step Up’s Inspiration Awards



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.

DC Interview: Eden Riegel on Bianca’s Loyal Fans, Genoa City, Her Wacky, Talented Relatives and Hosting ACME Saturday Night!



They just don't grow soap stars like Eden Riegel anymore. As multi-talented and multi-layered as she is courageous and sexy-smart (think daytime's Tina Fey), the woman who put an unforgettable and inimitable stamp on the role of All My Children's Bianca Montgomery is about to embark on a whole new, soapy chapter.

On April 20, Riegel makes her Genoa City debut as alluring-but-uptight district attorney Heather Stevens, daughter of dutiful private dick Paul Williams (Doug Davidson) and thorn in the side of Victor Newman (Eric Braeden), on CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless. I caught up with one of Daytime Confidential's favorite stars to discuss her appearance, this weekend, at LA's most soap-friendly sketch comedy and improv spot,

DC Exclusive: Lonelygirl15 Heartthrob Jackson Davis Previews Tonight’s CSI Appearance



You can't have a conversation about how to make a web series successful without mentioning the monster hits Lonelygirl15 and its spinoff serials KateModern and LG15: The Resistance. Jackson Davis appeared in all three shows as Jonas, even taking center stage in the latter. Now the talented, drop dead gorgeous actor is living the life he could only dream about while growing up in rural Pennsylvania, thanks to his breakout success on the web.

Tonight, however, it's old school TV where you can find Davis, appearing on an episode of the much-watched CBS crime procedural CSI, as a dirty, sexy drug dealer who causes trouble for the crime scene investigators. I caught up with Davis, who revealed why he left the Navy to pursue his dreams of becoming an actor, and how the website
Amazon.com played a part in that development. We also talked about his upcoming web series Trauma Team, costarring an actress some of you might be familiar with. Her name is Eden Riegel.

Daytime Confidential:  Tell me a little bit about the character you're playing on tonight's CSI.

Jackson Davis: Well, he is a drug dealer and drug maker, and he and his partner are being kept under surveillance by the CSI team. The title of the episode is "The Panty Sniffer."

Photo by Jon McKee
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At Long Last, The Imaginary Bitches Emmy Episode!!!!!


My girls are BACK! Catherine and Heather straight BROUGHT IT on tonight's Very Special Episode of Imaginary Bitches, and Mrs. Garrett wasn't even there to help them accept why some girls are tomboys! Those other yahoos (Eden Riegel, Elizabeth Hendrickson, Brooke Nevin, Connie Fletcher Staton, Jessalyn Gilsig, Roger Newcomb and Damon Jacobs) didn't do half bad either. Oh who am I kidding, for once C and H's flesh and designer dressed costars actually held their own! Especially Riegel and Gilsig in the best catfight since Krystal Carrington beat Alexis Colby's ass in a fashion design studio during the Dynasty reunion movie!

DC Exclusive: Sneak Peek at Tonight’s Imaginary Bitches!



Thursdays are an imaginary bitch, well, at least tonight they are! The bad boy of webisodic TV, Andrew Miller and his lovely leading lady Catherine, er Eden Riegel, are back tonight for a Very Special Episode of Imaginary Bitches at 9 pm ET! This six-minute installment of IB will be immediately followed by a chat with Eden, Catherine and Heather.

Filmed at the recent Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Awards, this episode of IB
features all our faves, Catherine, Heather and Eden, along with Elizabeth Hendrickson, Connie Fletcher Staton, Brooke Nevin and Glee's Jessalyn Gilsig.The episode will also boast the viral television debut of the Batman and Robin of soap opera blogging, We Love Soaps' Roger Newcomb and Damon Jacobs, who play nasty, vicious, tabloid journalists in the episode. Talk about typecasting! I caught up with Eden, Andrew and the We Love Soaps boys to get a sneak peek at tonight's show.

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The New York Observer Loves Themselves Some Imaginary Bitches!


The New York Observer has a new guilty pleasure, a little web comedy called Imaginary Bitches! Check out what the reporter has to say about Andrew Miller and Eden Riegel's creative love child.
Imaginary Bitches is a hilarious, better than Sex and the City, YouTube sensation you probably don't know about. The Web series, which premiered last year, was just nominated for an Emmy in the "New Approaches" category. Soap star Eden Riegel of All My Children stars as a single gal whose friends all get into their boyfriend bubbles, so she creates her own social world populated by imaginary friends who aren't so friendly. The show, created and produced by Ms. Riegel's husband, Andrew Miller, is currently being shopped as a movie.

DC First: Imaginary Bitches Creator Andrew Miller Reacts to ITV Festival Writing Win



Imaginary Bitches creator Andrew Miller is over the moon this morning. Eden Riegel's  real life hubby took home the Best Writing Award at the 4th Annual Independent Television Festival.

"This award is so amazing. And I'm especially honored given the incredible amount of talent at this year's ITV Festival," says Miller. "Hopefully the recognition will finally shut Catherine up and prove that she and Heather DID NOT improvise every good line in the script like she keeps saying."