Why is General Hospital's Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) suddenly looking so chestacular? Normally, we'd be interviewing a soap star about something important, like big career news or a startling plot twist. But sometimes you just gotta set up a chat because the subject in question is fantastically hilarious and shamelessly honest and because, well, out of nowhere she's sporting some amazingly major boobage! The suds blogosphere is abuzz about it! TV Guide Magazine spoke with the two-time Emmy winning Grahn about this out-of-nowhere development and so much more — from her arch foes (Bob Guza, Sarah Palin) to her phantom GH romance with Sean Blakemore (Shawn). And why is she Kelly Monaco's self-appointed Dance Mom at every taping of Dancing With the Stars?
When General Hospital's Anthony Geary won his record seventh Daytime Emmy Award last month, he was understandably emotional — not just over his win, but because of the soap's rise from near-death.
"We were so shaky about a year ago until Frank [Valentini] came on to shore us all up," Geary told reporters at ABC's Television Critics Association fall TV previews Thursday. "We'd been living on Death Row. I think we were all pretty thrilled and excited about being acknowledged for the hard work."
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General Hospital — ABC's last remaining soap on the air — won five awards out of a leading 23 nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, an achievement the cast credits to new executive producer Valentini. Valentini, who came over from the now-defunct One Life to Live, said he didn't rebuild the show but rather remodeled it.
General Hospital won big at the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, walking away with five trophies, including best drama series.
ABC's last remaining soap also won for best drama directing team, best actor for Anthony Geary (his record seventh win), best supporting actress for Nancy Lee Grahn and best supporting actor for longtime fan favorite Jonathan Jackson. Jackson left the series after...
Apparently, we had nothing to worry about. There was a collective sigh of relief in the daytime TV community last month when it was announced that the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards would air Saturday, June 23 on cable channel HLN (8/7c). Up until then, it was widely believed the awards — which no network wanted — would go untelevised or end up on the Internet. But Malachy Wienges, chairman of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, tells TV Guide Magazine that he "always had two backup plans in place — including one with Reelz — if the HLN [deal] didn't happen. We would never have let these awards leave television."
Doesn't anyone want this golden gal anymore? The Daytime Emmy nominations will be announced May 4, but so far no network has agreed to air the ceremony. A rep for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences claims negotiations are still in play, but insiders say a live Internet feed may be more likely than a telecast. The awards, even if they're a no-cameras affair, are expected to take place June 23 in Beverly Hills.