Tamara Braun

Who Should Zach Be With?

Now that Kendall's (Alicia Minshew) awake the show's writing is making it look like she may have to fight to keep her man and prevent her sister's fiance Reese (Tamara Braun) from stealing Zach (Thorsten Kaye) out from under her hospital bed.

Who do you want Zach with?

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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AMC Promo: Is the Wedding Off?

Check out the latest All My Children promo in which Bianca (Eden Riegel) isn't taking any bull from Reese (Tamara Braun) and Reese asks dramatically "Is the wedding off?"

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Here come the brides, here come the brides. In an interview with Out.com All My Children's Eden Riegel and Tamara Braun talk about their character's storyline and engagement.  

Wishful Casting: Don Diamont as Kendall's First Love Anton on All My Children!

I have to say I am fairly shocked to hear that Don Diamont (Brad) is leaving The Young and the Restless. This has to be the first major flag on the play for the new Dream Team behind CBS's rejuvenated sudser.

Diamont has long been one of the biggest draws for the soap and fans were looking forward to finally seeing his relationship with Sharon (Sharon Case) explored. Then there is the fact that his adopted daughter Abby is rumored to be returning to town as a teenager soon, which would no doubt reignite Brad's bitterness toward Victor (Eric Braeden), whose sperm was famously stolen by Brad's ex-wife Ashley (Eileen Davidson) to produce the tyke. READ MORE

Rating The Young Uns: Why Soaps Could Use More Actors Like Blake Berris And Less Hair Models

Okay you knew it was coming. Now that the Idiots In Charge of The-Soap-Opera-Formerly-Known-as-Days-of-Our-Lives have let the phenomenal Blake Berris go, I decided to start out doing a Wishful Casting about where Berris should end up, but it turned into more of an analysis of which soaps are managing to set things up for their next generation the right way, and which ones are getting it wrong, dead wrong.

Much of the daytime industry is experiencing a serious drought in terms of talented, young stars who can actually, you know, act. Save for The Young and the Restless, One Life to Live and General Hospital, the under 30 set at most soaps is pretty much comprised of rejects from the Pamela Anderson School of Acting and Pantomime.  I'll start with the soaps in most need of help and work my way up. READ MORE