Webisoaps Compete For Daytime Emmys!


Let's hear it for our beloved web sudsers! When we thought the daytime soap opera was about to go the way of the dodo bird, a slew of webisoaps began to pop up, generally created by a band of bootstrapping entrepreneurs, with lots of love for the art form.

This year, NATAS recognized several of the webisoaps we cover. Venice, Tainted Dreams and DeVanity will compete in the Outstanding New Approaches – Drama Series category; alongside The Power Inside.

25 Totally Innocent-Yet-Oddly-Inappropriate Soap Scenes



While the old adage tells us "a picture is worth a thousand words", sometimes context is equally important. Soap operas crank out episodes 52 weeks a year, so it's no surprise sometimes even the most innocent scenes can end up seeming oddly inappropriate.

For example, if you never watched One Life to Live you might raise an eyebrow wondering what exactly Tea (Florencia Lozano) and Victor (Trevor St. John) were up to in the scene above.

Here are 25 Totally Innocent-Yet-Oddly-Inappropriate Soap Opera Scenes we found in the Daytime Confidential archives.


INTERVIEW: Crystal Chappell Dishes Beacon Hill, The Bold and The Beautiful and More!


The hardest-working soap star on the web is at it again! In a partnership with lesbian-themed book publisher, Bella Books, Crystal Chappell is set to debut her latest web soap, Beacon Hill.

We caught up with Chappell to get all the dish on her latest venture. She also reveals which of her many daytime soap screen partners she misses smooching...


Daytime Confidential: Where did the idea for Beacon Hill come from?

Crystal Chappell: The idea for Beacon Hill came from the ladies at Bella Books. After years in the book distribution business, they decided to break into web series. They contacted Open Book in January of 2013.  We loved the script!  Formed a partnership and now here we are.

DC: What can you tell us about Claire Preston? What drives her?

CC: Claire is the daughter of a powerful Senator played by Ron Raines. She's lived her life in the public eye, and, of course, her father has very suffocating expectations of her. She lives in her own world drowning her pain in booze, but she also has a secret....a secret that if any one knew, would blow up the political world in Beacon Hill.

Katie and Her Sapphic Sisters-in-Law Celebrate Bill’s Corporate Castration on Bold and Beautiful! (VIDEO)


Grrl power is in full effect today on CBS Daytime's The Bold and the Beautiful. A newly-empowered Katie Logan Spencer (Heather Tom) rejoices with Karen (Joanna Johnson) and Danielle (Crystal Chappell), after fully seizing control of Spencer Publications.

Elsewhere in SoCal, Karen and Dani's scheming daughter, Caroline (Linsey Godfrey) is still trying to utilize a web series—and hunky Carter (Lawrence Saint-Victor)—to bust up Maya (Karla Mosley) and Rick (Jacob Young). Watch a sneak peek of today's B&B after the jump!

Soap Stars Shine on GLAAD Media Awards Red Carpet (PHOTOS)



Current and former soap stars, from The Young and the RestlessMelody Thomas Scott to Days of Our Lives grad Trevor Donovan, walked the red carpet at the 2013 GLAAD Media Awards on April 20 in Los Angeles. Crystal Chappell, The Talk’s Sara Gilbert, cast members from Days of Our Lives, ex-One Life to Live stars, The Bold and the Beautiful's Linsey Godfrey and Guiding Light grad Matt Bomer also celebrated the evening.


GIDDYUP: Caroline Wants Rick to “Ride in Her Carriage All Night” on Bold and Beautiful


The Bold and the Beautiful opened with Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) picking up a copy of Stallion to read, while Bill (Don Diamont) was fantasizing about her in her lingerie. Apparently Stallion got Brooke in the mood. She fell asleep and promptly started dreaming of Bill. Bill interrupted Brooke's steamy dreams by waking her up with a call. He told her his needs weren't being met.

Even though everyone else had left Forrester Creations for the day, Caroline (Linsey Godfrey) was still at the fashion house. In fact, she was eating Chinese food with her mom Danielle (Crystal Chappell). Danielle told Caroline that she was worried about her.

The bratty blonde shot back that it wasn't her fault her mothers raised her in Manhattan with Park Avenue tastes. Suddenly Caroline announced she was going to get her man. I guess moo shu pork makes her as horny as reading Stallion makes Brooke.