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DC #351: Soap Opera Spirit Awards

Hold on to your soap dishes! On this very special episode of the Daytime Confidential podcast we discuss the winners of the 2009 Soap Opera Spirit Awards. Luke and Jamey are on hand to announce the categories, while TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco reveals the winners, as well as the science behind why each was chosen. As if this wasn't reason enough to tune in, for the first time in DC history, both of the driving forces behind our favorite web series Imaginary Bitches, Eden Riegel (Bianca, All My Children) and her husband, series creator Andrew Miller are here together. You don't wanna miss the explosive confrontation between Emmy-winner Eden and Jamey when it's announced who wins the SOS for Outstanding Performer in a Podcast/Webisode/Soap-Related Series. There's nothing imaginary about it, these two get down right bitchy!

"What did she do beside talk to herself?" Jamey asks in a huff.

"Thank you Jamey for sucking just enough for me to squeeze through!" Eden blasts back.

Andrew shares how many takes it took for his pal Greg Rikaart (Kevin, The Young and the Restless) to get the memorable masturbation scene for his SOS-nominated IB guest stint down pat. Is Greg a method actor?

Eden is thrilled when two of her leading ladies, Elizabeth Hendrickson (ex-Frankie/Maggie, AMC; Chloe; Y&R; Liz, IB) and Tamara Braun, aka Jamey's pick for the best Carly Corinthos EVER!! (Oh yeah, and she now plays Reese on AMC) are both presented SOS awards, but which one thrills Eden more? Should Andrew be worried? More important, should BAM fans spearhead a Rianca Kiss Ban?

Later in the episode, Eden speaks poignantly about All My Children and One Life to Live creator Agnes Nixon when she accepts the Irna Phillips Spirit Award For Outstanding Contribution To The Serial Art Form on behalf of the television legend. She also relays fond memories of the late Eileen Herlie, whose Myrtle Fairgate served as a surrogate grandmother to Binks and the rest of Pine Valley —except for Luke's beloved Greenlee (Rebecca Budig).

Nelson himself speaks on behalf of the late Beverlee McKinsey (Iris, Another World/Texas; Alexandra, Guiding Light) whom TV Guide Canada awarded one of two Douglas Marland Memorial Awards. The other accolade went to the late James E. Reilly (legendary head writer of Days of Our Lives and creator of Passions). Canada's biggest cheerleader (Yeah, yeah, yeah we get it, their syrup is better than ours and they produced Jennifer Finigan, big whoop! We lay claim to Britney Spears bitches... real and imagined!) asks Jamey to talk about the prolific writer's impact on the genre. This episode is a Must-Hear for soap fans young and old.

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The Young and the Restless: Comings and Goings

The fictious town of Genoa City onThe Young and the Restless will be bustling this month with some new and familiar faces.

Traci Abbott (Beth Maitland) will return once again on Jan. 6, along with big sister Ashley's (Eileen Davidson) best friend Olivia (Tonya Lee Williams). Tom Virtue will also be making an appearance as a judge.

Lisa Waltz
will play a sex therapist that Jack (Peter Bergman) will seek out and Sarah Buehler will play a prisoner on Jan. 8. Miekdo Hillman arrives on our screen Jan. 9 as Mariel, while Michael Gross will depart the role of Lowell/River on Jan. 15. READ MORE

Something in Common

Hell has frozen over, I have something in common with Cane (Daniel Goddard) and Lily (Christel Khalil) fans! I hate Billy and Lily together. Quick! Someone come up with a terrible squish name for these two ASAP. I understand it's good soap for two brothers to be in love with one woman while being manipulated by the another woman both believe to be the mother of their child, but why, oh why, must the awesome character of Billy (Billy Miller) fall victim to Lily? She already has/had Cane and needs to stay far, far, away from Billy so that he can be paired with Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson). That way both fanbases get what they want.

Who do you want together?

Wishful Casting: Eden Riegel as Y&R's Mac

Last summer when DC  had our fav-o-rite recurring guest Eden Riegel on the podcast (DC: # 279), along with her real and sometimes reel life besty Elizabeth Hendrickson, I threw it out there in the universe (as Lisa Rinna would say) that Riegel would make a killer version of Katherine Chancellor's beloved granddaughter Mackenzie on The Young and the Restless. With Riegel only back on All My Kids for a short time, I think now is the perfect time to let the brass at Y&R— television's most revitalized soap opera— in on why Riegel would make an amazing Mac. READ MORE