One Life to Live

Daytime Emmys to Be Held June 22


The date has been set and the location chosen for the 2014 Daytime Emmys. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences  has chosen June 22 to celebrate daytime's biggest night. The awards show will take place at the Beverly Hilton. READ MORE

DC #758: Susan Lucci Drops By The Jolt With Larry Flick

Soap Opera icon Susan Lucci dropped by The Jolt to chat with Larry Flick and Keith Price about the new season of Lifetime's Devious Maids.  Flick generously shared the interview with us for Daytime Confidential listeners to enjoy. 

 The All My Children legend shares insight into her Devious Maids character, Genevieve Delatour, and teases the arrival of her character's mother.

Of course Flick couldn't let Lucci leave without taking her on a trip down Erica Kane memory lane.  Listen as they talk about the legendary character, her AMC family and AMC creator Agnes Nixon.

Visit Sirius OutQ for more on The Jolt with Larry Flick. Follow Larry Flick on Twitter. Follow Keith Price on Twitter.

All this and much more on today's Daytime Confidential podcast!

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Y&R's Cady McClain on All My Children's Second Demise: "Nightmarish and Heartbreaking"




It's no secret Cady McClain (ex-Dixie) was a staunch supporter of Prospect Park's efforts to bring back All My Children and sister show One Life to Live. In a new interview with TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan, The Young and the Restless transplant recalls the experience of enduring AMC's second cancellation. Here's an excerpt:

TV Guide Magazine: Are you still stinging from the failure of Prospect Park's reboot of AMC?

McClain: When you watch a beloved show come to an end and see the toll it takes on everyone with the production and the fans who have loved and supported it, it's like the death of an entire family. The experience with Prospect Park was nightmarish and heartbreaking. I was a big supporter of the show and what they tried to do with it online, but the powers that be who held the purse strings did not have their plan in place. It was all rather sad. [Laughs] Now there is nothing to bitch about! I'm, like, "You people at Y&R don't even know how bad it can get!" Every time I drive on the lot at CBS, I say a big prayer of thanks and gratitude. I hate to say it — and I would never wish those soaps to have been cancelled ever — but the gift of that loss is that it put a hot fire under everybody's ass. The surviving shows got their s--t together and everybody — actors, writers, producers — stopped taking their jobs for granted and worked a lot harder to make the most of the opportunity. It also made the networks realize how much these shows mean to the public.

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PC #74: Podcast Exclusive - Jackie Collins on New Novel, Cookbook and Planned Hollywood Wives TV Serial

She's provided readers with countless, delicious stories over the years, now New York Times and Amazon Best Selling author Jackie Collins is giving celebrity foodies a run for their aprons with The Lucky Santangelo Cookbook. The unmatched, modern day Scheherazade also has a new, steamy fictional read out, Confessions of a Wild Child, which details the teen years of her most iconic heroine — Lucky Santangelo.

Collins returns to the Pop Confidential podcast, to dish with Jamey Giddens and Luke Kerr about her new projects. She shares deets on the planned movie version of Confessions, and a 13-part television update for her biggest best seller ever, Hollywood Wives

A major boob tube lover, Collins reveals what she's watching this season, from The Good Wife and The Black List, to her current favorite serialized drama, Showtime's Shameless. All this and so much more in this juicy edition of Pop Confidential!

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DC #757: The Da Vinci Code

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels dish the latest The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines, including:

Is Hope pregnant with Wyatt's child on The Bold and the Beautiful? Should Quinn and Liam have hate sex?

Daniel is drugged on Days of Our Lives. Has Lucas become the new Roman? Does Carrie need to return to Salem for a final storyline with Sami before Alison Sweeney leaves? Should Austin Peck return as Austin? What happened to JJ's storyline. It used to be "must see," but now it's a snore.

Dr. O and Madeline are sisters on General Hospital. Maxie returns to Port Charles with a wombat in tow. Lulu and Dante get their son back and give him a new name. 

Why are new characters on General Hospital and The Young and the Restless being introduced with complicated, secret back stories? Do fans care about stories that happen off screen, or do they want to see them play out in the present?

The Young and the Restless is throwing a fashion show and the DC crew is loving it. Lily having a female rival is bringing the character alive. Who is Leslie's mysterious new husband? Neil and Hilary kiss, but is Devon falling for her?

All this and much more on today's Daytime Confidential podcast!

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INTERVIEW: Ron Raines Dishes Beacon Hill, Guiding Light, OLTL and Broadway




Guiding Light and One Life to Live veteran Ron Raines is once again bursting soap bubbles, this time on Crystal Chappell's political soap Beacon Hill. I caught up with Raines to find out about his new gig as sinister Senator William Preston. Is his new character even more ruthless than GL's Alan Spaulding?

Raines also shared his thoughts on the end of Prospect Park's version of OLTL , his work on Broadway and what it would take to get him on one of the four remaining daytime sudsers.

Daytime Confidential: What's it like working with your former Guiding Light castmates, Crystal Chappell, Ricky Paull Goldin, and Tina Sloan, again?

Ron Raines: Great.  First of all, they are all colleagues of mine from Guiding Light that I truly adore and have worked with all of them. I have had heavy storylines with each of them. Beacon Hill is just starting now, and I am hoping to repeat some of the chemistry that we had on Guiding Light. READ MORE