Now, this is a survivor. It was 40 years ago July 13 that an ex-Radio City Rockette with no TV experience auditioned for the role of disabled farm gal Maggie Simmons on NBC's Days of Our Lives. Today that character, wed to Salem badass Victor Kiriakis (John Aniston), is still going gangbusters. And so is Suzanne Rogers, who is now the longest-running contract player currently working in soaps. TV Guide Magazine spoke with the Emmy-winning beauty to reminisce about her remarkable, landmark run.
Anthony Geary, Genie Francis
Sordid secrets, evil twins, mind-blowing returns from the dead and love in the afternoon so lushly romantic it makes our knees buckle. We're talking, of course, about daytime soaps, which have been bubbling over with escapist thrills since 1946. Here, like sands through the hourglass, are the grandest, wildest, most shocking moments of our soap-viewing lives — the ones that made us all tune in tomorrow...
The Bold and the Beautiful led the way at Sunday's Daytime Emmy Awards, taking home four prizes including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for Heather Tom, as well as awards for writing and directing. Days of Our Lives, however, claimed the night's biggest prize, for Outstanding Daytime Drama.
Here it is folks — that annual exercise in utter foolishness and certain humiliation known as my Daytime Emmy predictions! But, hey, don't take my word for anything. For the first time ever, you fans can watch the reels that each nominated show and star submitted to the blue-ribbon panels by going to HLNtv.com. And don't miss the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, airing live on HLN from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, June 16 (8/7c). Suds-sational!
Former Days of Our Lives star Dylan Patton has been charged with suspected felony possession of cocaine with the intent to sell, according to TMZ.com.
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CBS' The Young and the Restless leads the pack of Daytime Emmy Award nominees, which were announced on Wednesday morning.
The Young and the Restless scored 23 nominations, helping CBS to become the most-nominated network this year with 50 total nods. PBS, which broadcasts Sesame Street, was right behind with 44.
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The 40th annual Daytime Emmy Award nominations will be announced Wednesday during the 8 a.m. hour of ABC's Good Morning America. Will General Hospital add to all its 50th anniversary glory by landing a spot in the Outstanding Daytime Drama category? Can The Bold and the Beautiful turn a bad break — the departure of queen bee Susan Flannery — into good news? Does Days of Our Lives have a lock on the top prize thanks to its acclaimed, groundbreaking gay storyline? You can't handicap the best soap category without knowing which two episodes each show submitted to the blue-ribbon panels — and TV Guide Magazine has the scoop!
Jennifer Lawrence, Bill Clinton
American Horror Story: Asylum, The New Normal and Raising Hope were among the winners at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards Saturday in Los Angeles.
Eric Martsolf, Galen Gering
Only in Salem, kids, only in Salem. Days of Our Lives heartthrobs Eric Martsolf (Brady) and Galen Gering (Rafe) claim they had no problem shooting the soap's Magic Mike spoof airing April 23. But let's get real here. When you launch your career on Passions — as both actors did — you probably don't have much dignity left!
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Question: Are you as I stumped as I am about what makes the NCIS Red Team unique? In last week's episode of NCIS: LA, there was a moment when they were trying to tell a Mexican gunman to put his weapon down and none of them could speak Spanish. Which is odd given they are suppose to be a very mobile unit that goes anywhere, you would think they would be well versed in multiple languages. I was under the impression they were going to be NCIS' version of Seal Team Six. As for casting, the only one of the team that made an impression on me was the Aussie agent Claire Keats (Gillian Alexy). I still think Kelli Giddish would have been a better choice for the lead. Just my thoughts. — Leon