Past and Present Soap Stars on the Primetime Emmy Red Carpet

The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards brought out current and former soap stars and executives, including Victoria Rowell, Eva La Rue and others. Who looked the best and who looked the worst? View photos of the familiar faces after the jump.

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Primetime Emmy’s Nominate Six Soap Alum

Six soap alum have received Primetime Emmy nomations in the major acting categories at this year's 60th Annual Emmy Awards. From left to right.
  • Kyra Sedgwick, the star of TNT's The Closer and who once appeared on Another World was nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress category.
  • Rainn Wilson, star of NBC's The Office and who once appeared on One Life to Live as Casey Keegan was nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category.
  • Holland Taylor, who stars on CBS's Two and a Half Men as Charlie Sheen's mother once starred on All My Children as Jill Ollinger. Taylor received a nomination in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in Comedy Series category.
  • Bryan Cranston, the star of HBO's In Treatment once appeared on One Life to Live as Dean Stella. Cranston received an Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series nomination.
  • Mary-Lousie Parker, the star of Showtime's Weeds and who once appeared on Ryan's Hope received an Oustanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series nomination.
  • Alec Baldwin, the star of NBC's 30 Rock and once appeared on The Doctors received an Oustanding Actor in a Comedy Series nomination.
Congrats to them all!

Mary-Louise Parker’s “Weeds” Premieres Tonight

It really is true, all roads lead back to either daytime or commercials. The third fourth season of Weeds premieres tonight on Showtime.

What some may not know, and I certainly didn't until I did a little digging, is that Weeds' leading lady Mary-Louise Parker (Nancy Botwin) got her start on Ryan's Hope and her costar Elizabeth Perkins (Celia Hodes) once portrayed June Ellis on The Doctor.  As one of my favorite comedies I can't wait for the third season of Weeds, which promises to be a maryjane induced hell of a ride.