Soap Divas Unite For 2014 HeartShare Spring Gala (PHOTOS)



The Young and the Restless' Jill Larson reunited with her former All My Children co-star Alicia Minshew and Another World icon Linda Dano at the 2014 HeartShare Spring Gala on March 27 in New York City. The soap divas weren't the only daytime stars who helped celebrate HeartShare's Centennial Anniversary. Check out more photos after the jump!


Colleen Zenk, Van Hansis, Alicia Minshew and More Snag Indie Series Award Nominations


Many of our favorite current and former daytime soapers have been keeping busy on the web, and now they have Indie Series Award (ISA) nominations to show for it! Former As The World Turns stars Van Hansis (EastSiders) and Colleen Zenk (Thurston) both received lead acting nods for their work in web dramas, as did All My Children alum Alicia Minshew (Tainted Dreams).

Former Days of Our Lives cuties Jillian Clare (Clutch) and Kyle Lowder (DeVanity) picked up supporting nods, while AMC legend Walt Willey (Thurston), multi-soap vet Gordon Thompson (DeVanity), Melrose Place alum Traci Lords (EastSiders) and Dallas scene stealer Charlene Tilton (DeVanity) were all recognized for their guest spots on web sudsers in 2013. For the complete list of nominees for the 5th Annual ISAs, keep reading!

EXCLUSIVE: Carolyn Hinsey Dishes Her Tainted Dreams Acting Debut! (VIDEO)


For eons, the phrase, "it's only my opinion", has had the power to cause a struggling soap starlet to shake beneath her extensions and falsies. Now it's Carolyn Hinsey's turn to be a dreaded newbie!

I caught up with the Soap Opera Digest columnist as she preps for her acting debut on the highly-anticipated soap-within-a-soap Tainted Dreams. Is Hinsey ready for her closeup?


Daytime Confidential: You've served as the go-to soap expert on numerous countdown specials, celebrity magazine shows and on SOAPnet's talk shows. Is it different to play a scripted version of yourself?

Carolyn Hinsey: Yes, because I had to remember lines written by someone else, although I did tweak them to sound more like me. It's much easier being a soap expert: I just have to spin the soap rolodex in my brain and try not to swear. 
 


 

Binge on First Three Episodes of Tainted Dreams (VIDEO)



Tainted Dream—the soap-within-a-soap featuring Alicia Minshew (ex-Kendall, All My Children), Grant Aleksander (ex-Phillip Spaulding, Guiding Light) and Kelley Menighan Hensley (ex-Emily Stewart, As the World Turns)—has released the first three episodes for fans to binge on. Watch them after the jump!




Tainted Dreams Brings Together Soap Favorites (PHOTOS)



One Life to Live’s Marnie Schulenburg, former Guiding Light star Grant Aleksander and General Hospital andDays of Our Lives favorite Natalia Livingston were among the soap stars on set for Tainted Dreams’ first week in production. Check out more photos after the jump!

DC #726: Billions Served


On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels dish the latest All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless storylines and headlines, including:

Heather Tom rocks The Bold and the Beautiful in a bad-ass performance as Katie Logan. Brooke and Bill try to blame Katie for their despicable actions. Caroline manipulates Remy and Christina…er….Carter and Maya into kissing. Liam gets to see the other side of the coin with his flip-flopping.

Jen Lilley makes her debut as Theresa on Days of Our Lives opposite Casey Moss’ JJ. A grand jury lets Sami go free. Is Days of Our Lives going to be bring back a Devil storyline?

Emma’s doll gets grilled on General Hospital. GH fans are finally getting front burner hospital storylines, but should there be more legacy characters involved? GH needs to get its corporate storylines ironed out.

Should the revelation about Summer have taken place at Jack’s birthday? Much of the paternity storyline is falling flat because of new Kyle and Abby. Does Kyle need to be recast again? Would Julie Marie Berman make a better Abby? Why is Robert Adamson being wasted making drinks? Should Noah and Nick have a giant rift that leads Adam to be Noah’s mentor? Chloe and Billy share great scenes on The Young and the Restless.




Natalia Livingston Joins Tainted Dreams


Former General Hospital and Days of Our Lives actress Natalia Livingston has joined the upcoming web dramedy, Tainted Dreams. Livingston is set to play Liza Park, who is described by creator Sonia Blangiardo as:

a woman in transition, making all the wrong choices in her personal life until she finally learns to listen to her heart and then finds strength she never knew she had.