Soap Stars Bring Glamour to Fourth Annual Indie Soap Awards (PHOTOS)

One Life to Live’s Florencia Lozano and As the World Turns’ Martha Byrne were among the soap stars who helped celebrate the  Fourth Annual Indie Soap Awards on February 19 in New York City.  See more photos of ATWT, Guiding Light, Days of Our Lives  and OLTL favorites, and the cast of DeVanity, after the jump.

ATWT and GL Vets Turn Out For Empire’s Season 4 Premiere

Former As the World Turns co-stars Colleen Zenk and Ellen Dolan and ex-Guiding Light onscreen mother and daughter Orlagh Cassidy and Caitlin Van Zandt (pictured above) were among the soap stars who joined the celebration of Empire’s fourth season premiere.

Tina Sloan, Bonnie Dennison, Lauren B. Martin and Barbara Rodell were also on hand. Empire's new season premieres July 17. Visit for more scoop on what to expect. See more photos from premiere after the jump!

Watch Molly Burnett and Mark Hapka Tongue Battle in Steamy, Camptastic Empire Season 4 Teaser!


Some of our favorite webisoapers have unveiled a steamy, new trailer for their upcoming season. Gregory Turner and Brian Hewson's Empire will debut its fourth season this July 17. Look for the campy, raunchy sudser—featuring Guiding Light alums Tina Sloan and Orlagh Cassidy, As The World Turns' Ellen Dolan, Lauren B. Martin and Yvonne Perry and Days of Our Lives' Molly Burnett and Mark Hapka—to embark on a 12-episode whodunnit during its upcoming summer run.

Veteran soap director Fritz Brekeller (All My Children, One Life to Live, The City, ATWT, GL, Another World) helmed Season 4's Hamptons-set shoot for Empire. Daytime-to-web pioneer Martha Byrne (As The World Turns, General Hospital, Gotham, Anacostia) is serving as a producer, alongside Dolan.

If you're going to be in the NYC area, Empire will be hosting a premiere screening for cast and crew at the Tribeca Grand Hotel on Saturday, July 14. For ticket info click here. Check out the Season 4 trailer for Empire after the jump!


Hit Webisoap Empire Adds Former All My Children, One Life to Live Director For Hamptons-Set Murder Mystery in Season 4!

Empire creators, Brian Hewson and Greg Turner (seen above with guest star Molly Burnett), are gonna have a little help from a very noteworthy friend, when it comes to directing episodes of their popular webisoap this season. Former All My Children and One Life To Live director Fritz Brekeller has signed on!

“I am thrilled to lend my 20 of experience to the terrific Empire team, and work with its wonderful cast, as well as having the chance to collaborate with creator/writers Greg Turner and Brian Hewson,” Brekeller says. “Their passion and daring have created an exciting and fresh series, and together we will be raising the bar for the upcoming fourth season and will continue to do so for many seasons to come."

Empire Creators Offers Special Discount For DC Readers To See Their Talent Show!

Still haven't purchased your tickets for Empire's Got Talent? You're in luck! The great folks over at Empire The Series, have offered Daytime Confidential readers a very special deal. You can now purchase tickets—regularly priced at $80—for $30!

Party with the cast of Empire The Series including, Ellen Dolan, Yvonne Perry, Orlagh Cassidy and special guest host Martha Byrne, on Nov. 7 at New York’s Kraine Theatre, 85 East 4th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues). The event starts at 8 pm. When purchasing the tickets, enter the code "DC." To take advantage and get more information click here!

Last 36 Hours to Donate to Empire’s Fundraiser!

Kids, the crazy cats over at Empire still need your help with their fundraising! The indie soap's IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds to produce a fourth season is over in 36 hours. IndieGoGo is a site designed for people to donate to creative projects and get rewards in return.  If you make  HUGE donations to the show, you will receive a producer's credit for Season 4.

Empire The Series Holds Season 4 Fundrasier

Boys and girls, the Empire gang needs your help! The indie webisoap is currently holding an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds to produce a fourth season. IndieGoGo is a site designed for people to donate to creative projects and get rewards in return. Those of you who make uber-big donations to the show will receive a producer's credit for Season 4

"We are at a point where it is go hard or go home, and we fully intend to go hard," says Empire co-creator Greg Turner. "Brian Hewson (co-creator of Empire) and I have written a really fun season, we just gave the actors their first peak at the scripts and they have so far been delighted which is encouraging. We have amassed this incredible group of talent and we really have a fantastic time working together. The fourth season will definitely be epic. Now we just need the money!"