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Jimmy Kimmel, Barbara Walters and Tyra Banks headline a slate of celebs scheduled to present at the 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (June 20, 8 pm/ET on ABC).Kimmel will present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Regis Philbin, who is marking more than 40 years in television.The schedule of performers also includes numerous soap stars, including All My Children power couple Darnell Williams and Debbie Morgan, Jack Wagner of Bold and the Beautiful, and Anthony Geary of General Hospital.Montel Williams who is ending his talk show atfer 17 years is also scheduled to appear. J.R. WhalenRelated:Cameron Mathison, Sherri Shepherd to Host Daytime Emmys
Bold and the Beautiful star Jack Wagner (Nick) was the big winner during Wheel of Fortune's Soap Stars Week. Click here for TVGuide.com's full report on the star-studded showdown.
Jack Wagner, The Bold and the Beautiful with soap fan Cookie Sheehey
Bold and the Beautiful star Jack Wagner (Nick) was the big winner during Wheel of Fortune's Soap Stars Week. Solving Vanna's puzzles like a pro, he scored $142,550 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in honor of his brother, Dennis, who is currently in remission with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. In so doing, Wagner not only did a really good deed, he won the most cash any celebrity contestant has ever won on Wheel. Nice going, Jack!
"I was fortunate to be involved in this unique and magical moment on Wheel of Fortune," Wagner told TVGuide.com via e-mail. "I hope and pray that my brother can be an inspiration to families and patients who suffer from this illness."
Last week's second-biggest winner was Days of
Are you a Wheel watcher? No? Well be nice and tune in anyway during the week of Feb. 27, when your daytime faves drop in on Pat Sajak and Vanna White to play for their favorite charities. So far, the all-star contestant roster includes B&B's Susan Flannery, Lorenzo Lamas and Jack Wagner; Days diva Deidre Hall; GH's Corbin Bernsen; Passions hunk Galen Gering; and Y&R's Peter Bergman, as well as Dancing with the Stars vixen Lisa Rinna and her Soap Talk cohost Ty Treadway.
TV Guide Online has some good dirt for classic-TV fans today: It's no secret that former talk-show host and Hollywood Squares regular JM J. Bullock, 49, is gay. However, Monroe Ficus — his ditzy character on ABC's Too Close for Comfort — wasn't supposed to be. Still, that didn't stop many viewers from reading him that way, which caused lotsa drama behind the scenes. Now that the '80s hitcom's first season is out on DVD, Bullock thinks it's high time Monroe's skeletons come out of the closet, too!
TV Guide Online: You recently guest-starred on The Bold and the Beautiful...JM J. Bullock: Yes, my character's name was Serge. But I pronounced it "Sir-gay."
TVGO: Well, your wedding-planner guy came on to the groom (Jack Wagner). Don't you feel a little guilty for making gay people out to be ho's who are too dumb to even flirt selectively? And with Jack Wagner, for god's sake?! Ew! Bullock: (Laughs)