Alison Sweeney, James Scott
Sami Brady is no fool. The Days of Our Lives supervixen (played by Alison Sweeney) knows that her man, EJ DiMera (James Scott), had an affair with young Abigail Deveraux (Kate Mansi). In fact, Sami has known about their torrid trysts for quite a while and has been playing the secret lovers like a Stradivarius violin.
The Young and the Restless was the big winner at Sunday's Daytime Emmy Awards. The CBS soap took home six prizes including Best Drama Series, Best Drama Series Writing Team, Best Lead Actor (Billy Miller), and Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Amelia Heinle).
The awards, hosted by Kathy Griffin, also honored The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which won its eighth trophy for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show, as well as Steve Harvey, who was a winner for Best Game Show Host (Family Feud) and Outstanding Informative Talk Show (The Steve Harvey Show).
The Young and The Restless
Gee, remember when the Daytime Emmys were presented before thousands of deliriously happy fans at Radio City Freakin' Music Hall in primetime during May sweeps and drew massive Nielsen ratings? Now they're on the Internet. Yep, the 41st Annual Daytime Emmys Awards — hosted by Kathy Griffin — will live stream on daytimeemmys.net on Sunday, June 22 (8 p.m./ET, 7 p.m./CT, 5 p.m./PT). What should we expect? Only two things are guaranteed: Griffin, working without censors, will shock the crap out of us (can't wait!) and most of my fearless predictions in the drama categories will, as usual, be laughably wrong. So, dear soap stars, don't be offended if I didn't pick you. It means there's a damn good chance you'll win! Here we go...
A rip-snortin' superstorm is about to hit Salem! Daytime great Kassie DePaiva, best known for her long, juicy run as Blair Cramer on One Life to Live, will join NBC's Days of Our Lives Wednesday, June 18 as that delicious '80s baddie Eve Donovan. Formerly played by Charlotte Ross, Eve is an ex-hooker songstress (can we ever have too many of those?) who is back to stir up hell for her old rival Jennifer Deveraux (Melissa Reeves). As you can see in this exclusive TV Guide Magazine clip, Eve doesn't mess around. Her first stop in town is to see Jenn's handsome lover man, Dr. Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian)!
When she wasn't busy raising hell as Sami on Days of Our Lives, hosting The Biggest Loser and being a wife and mom, Alison Sweeney somehow managed to knock out her fourth book — the frisky, funny beach read, Scared Scriptless (arriving June 3 from Hyperion). TV Guide Magazine spoke with Sweeney about her latest literary venture, her upcoming exit from Salem (she swears she's coming back) and why she has never — not even once! — been nominated for an Emmy.
Jennifer Lopez and Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox were among the winners at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles Saturday night. The awards recognize various media for fair, accurate and inclusive representations of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
Laura Prepon, Taylor Schilling
Orange Is the New Black, Grey's Anatomy, Orphan Black, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Modern Family are among the TV shows that scored nominations for the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards, which honor outlets that depict "outstanding images of the LGBT community." ABC leads broadcast networks with three nominations.
Yes, there is a soap god! Über-fan fave Eileen Davidson is returning to NBC's Days of Our Lives for a "powerful Kristen DiMera story arc" a show rep tells TV Guide Magazine. The actress, who also plays Ashley Abbott on CBS's The Young and the Restless, quit Days last July, telling us in an exclusive interview that she needed more personal time.
All My Children and One Life to Live may have bitten the dust, but ABC's stalwart General Hospital will be back for at least one more season, Deadline reports.
Julia Barr (AMC), Erika Slezak (OLTL)
For a while there it looked like the Daytime Emmy soap categories would be split among just four shows — The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives and General Hospital. But a ruling from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has allowed the Prospect Park internet reboots of All My Children and One Life to Live to compete in all the soap categories — and those web kids are serious about taking home some gold!