Matthew Ashford

VOTE: Which Soap Hunk Will Win The Daytime Emmy For Outstanding Supporting Actor?


The multigenerational, ensemble storylines that daytime soap operas do best hinge upon the genre heavily utilizing supporting actors. This past TV season saw several soap hunks do a bang up job supporting their canvases. Tonight, one of those thespians will take home the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor.

Who will it be, General Hospital's Jonathan Jackson (Lucky), Bradford Anderson (Spinelli), Sean Blakemore (Shawn) or Jason Thompson (Patrick); or Days of Our Lives' Matthew Ashford (Jack)? 


Soap Stars Snag Swag and Sport Bling at Daytime Emmy Gifting Suite

The Young and the Restless’ Judith Chapman and The Bold and the Beautiful’s Kim Matula (pictured above) were among the soap stars who descended on the Official Daytime Emmy Awards Gifting Suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 22. See more photos from the 2012 Daytime Emmy Awards Gifting Suite after the jump!


Mary Beth Evans' Life Hangs in The Balance in The Bay Season Finale!


Daytime Emmy-nominated webisoap The Bay wrapped its most impressive season to date, with heroine Sara Garrett (Mary Beth Evans) in mortal danger! Ahead of the season finale's potentially lethal final scenes for Sara, her daughter Marly (Martha Madison) was feeling guilty that her muy caliente affair with Manny Ramos (Ignacio Serrichio)—the brother of her mom's mortal enemy Janice (Lilly Melgar)—had cost Marly her family. More of this couple next season, please!

 Meanwhile, Mayor Jack Madison (Nicolas Coster) was as desperate to find Sara, as Peter (Kristos Andrews) was to find his big brother, but why? I suspect Father's Day may come early in Bay City...

Elsewhere in the beach community, Mac Johnson (Lane Davies) was interrogating cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs—and Brian Nelson's (Dylan Bruce) junk—Igor Chambers (Camden Toy); while Capt. Elliot Sanders (Charles Shaughnessy) prepared to face a blast from the past. Watch the sudsy season finale of The Bay after the jump! READ MORE

Soap Stars Celebrate at 2012 Daytime Emmy Nominee Reception

General Hospital’s Laura Wright, Sean Blakemore, Haley Pullos and Jen Lilley (pictured above) were among the soap stars and industry members who celebrated the 2012 Daytime Emmy nominees at the Daytime Emmy Nominee Reception on June 14 by the Daytime Emmy Nominee Reception presented by the Television Academy (or Academy of Television Arts & Sciences).

Held at the SLS Hotel, the reception helped kick off the festivities leading up to daytime’s biggest night on June 23. See more photos after the jump!


Days of Our Lives Stars Shake Their Bon Bons and Sing Karaoke!

Cast members from Days of Our Lives let loose at two different events recently. Kristian Alfonso, Kate Mansi (pictured above), Peter Reckell, Lauren Boles, Suzanne Rogers and Casey Deidrick took to the dance floor at The Brady Soiree on May 31, at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, CA. The stars mingled with fans, which helped raise funds for The St. Bernard Project.

Meanwhile, Patrick Muldoon, Shawn Christian (pictured above,) Galen Gering, Eric Martsolf, Matthew Ashford and Judi Evans appeared at Karaoke With The Stars on June 2, at Dimples in Burbank. Several Salemites belted out tunes at the event. If you missed out on the fun, you can get a DVD copy by donating to Soldiers’ Angels.

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The Next Time Anyone at Days of Our Lives Has The Audacity to Call Matt Ashford's House, I Hope He Cusses Them The F*&^ Out

Anyone experiencing a bit of deja vu? A major head writing team replaced, an executive producer desperately trying to do damage control and now popular, veteran actors fired willy nilly. Yep, it's business as usual at NBC's Days of Our Lives.

Soap Opera Digest is reporting Patrick Muldoon (Austin), Christie Clark (Carrie), Sarah Brown (Madison) and Matthew Ashford (Jack) have all been fired. While I will miss Austin and Carrie and hate to see Madison go, considering the character had potential and ya' know, Brown is like one of daytime's most acclaimed actresses, it's the continued misuse and abuse of Matt Ashford that has me seeing red.  READ MORE