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Damn is anyone else getting goosebumps? This has me talking in tongues right about now!

DC #361: Performer of the Week

On today's Performer of the Week Daytime Confidential episode Luke, Jamey, Tina, Regan and Melodie choose the actors and actresses who they believe were the Performer of the Week.

The gang also talks about the actors and actresses who the believe honorable and dishonorable mentions for their performances.

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Valentine's Day Chocolate Soap Treats



Susan Lucci wasn't the only soap diva dropping it like it was red hot at the Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Fall 2009 Fashion Show tonight in New York. Former soap starlets Vivica A. Fox (Days of Our Lives, Generations, The Young and the Restless, Beverly Hills, 90210) and Nia Long (Guiding Light) also tore in up in red. All that's missing is Ugly Betty's Vanessa Williams and we would have a Soul Food Movie Reunion in Red!  

Phillip Granville Spaulding Happens Here

Before I get to the main event regarding the much ballyhooed resurrection of the lost Spaulding heir, a little housekeeping is in order.

First, no matter what one may think of the current state of Guiding Light or its prospects for survival, one cannot fault CBS for not marketing the high holy hell out of the return of Grant Aleksander and the character of Phillip Granville Spaulding. GL/Phillip/Aleksander has been everywhere: print ads and a steady barrage of television commercials have been broadcast non-stop, right down to a live interview with Sarah Bibel on Fancast.com. Internet advertising has been almost overwhelming.

Think I'm exaggerating? Consider that the publicity has run so deep and so wide that outlets as disparate as TVGuide.com have featured two video packages to The Wall Street Journal's financial/investment website MarketWatch.com have featured Aleksander/GL related material. Hell, all that was missing was a Super Bowl commercial; given how ubiquitous the marketing has been, no doubt CBS would have run one had it broadcast the game! I don't believe I have seen this much publicity for a soap since the heydey of General Hospital's Luke & Laura or, more recently, Susan Lucci's reported pay cut. READ MORE

Who Was The Number One Stunner In Blue At The NAACP Image Awards?



Black Hollywood was out in full force Thursday night for the 40th Annual NAACP Image Awards. While just about everybody looked flawless, The Young and the Restless diva Eva Marcille and Ryan's Hope/All My Children alum Tichina Arnold both brought it in blue. Which sistah rocked it best?

Meg Bennett Returns to General Hospital's Writing Staff?



A tip just came in that veteran actress/soap scribe Meg Bennett has returned to the writer's staff at General Hospital. Bennett rose to fame as Julia, the very first Mrs. Victor Newman on The Young and the Restless in 1980, before eventually pulling double duty both as an actress and a script writer on the soap for several years.
 
Bennett went on to write for practically every soap on the dial (The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital, GenerationsSanta Barbara, Sunset Beach and General Hospital: Night Shift). She also managed to squeeze in the occasional acting gig—she was the mother of one of C.C. Capwell's illegitimate children on Santa Barbara and taught Sam McCall how to dance on GH. Oh and she's also Mrs. Bob Guza. I know that last distinction will cause some of you to no doubt bear your claws, but you know how protective I am of my Guza. Besides, anybody doubly associated with Santa Barbara is welcome back to the daytime table in my book!