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Errol Lewis is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of Soap Opera Network.
The cast and crew of CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" woke up to the exciting news that their show received 18 nominations for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. While the nominees wait to find out which of their nominations result in a win from each of their respective categories, the show itself has released an interesting breakdown on the history of each category as it relates to their individual nominees.
Like it did last year, CBS swept "The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" nominations with 61 nominations in total, leading all networks. This was an increase from the 49 nominations it received last year. "The Young and the Restless" led the way for the network with 26 nominations overall. It was followed by "The Bold and the Beautiful" with 18. Like last year, "The Talk" had 5 nominations. "CBS Sunday Morning" and "Let's Make a Deal" each received 3 nominations, while "The Price is Right" had 2 and "CBS This Morning" had 1. When CBS opted to honor the life of Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor, "Y&R) with a special tribute airing in place of an original episode of the daytime soap, the decision resulted in an Emmy nomination for the emotional road down memory lane.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:18 PM EDT
While acting, drama, writing, and directing are some of the more popularized categorizes, and will be part of "The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" whether or not its televised or streamed online on Sunday, June 22, those individuals behind the scenes are just as important to the success of a daytime drama as those that appear onscreen. With that in mind, Soap Opera Network breaks down the nominees in the creative arts categories, which will be awarded on Friday, June 20.
During the final minutes of ABC's "Good Morning America," the morning show revealed selected nominees for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," which remains without a TV home despite being scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 22 live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. According to David Michaels, Senior Executive Director and Co-Executive Producer of the awards show, however, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences does plan to stream the ceremony online if no TV deal can be made for this year.
Real-life friends Brittany Underwood (ex-Langston Wilde, "One Life to Live"; "Hollywood Heights") and Kristen Alderson (Kiki Jerome, "General Hospital") have teamed up with PimpMyPooch.com, the new daily deal site for dogs, by lending their name to help support the company's IndieGogo crowd funding campaign set to launch on Thursday, May 1. The website is seeking potential backers to help it operate in similar fashion to deal-of-the-day websites such as Living Social and Groupon with deals focused exclusively on products and services for dog owners.
Segueing from discussion on baking as a skill that every mom should have on the Wednesday, April 30 edition of her syndicated and online series, "The Better Show," former "All My Children" actress Rebecca Budig (ex-Greenlee Smythe) announced that she is expecting her first child with husband Michael Benson. "I am five months pregnant," the excited actress shared with viewers and co-host JD Roberto (pictured above with Budig). "There have been a couple of Facebook followers that have guessed that, but I had a lot of tests and things to do and I wanted to make sure it was all okay before I said, 'I'm pregnant!' When her co-host, asked her how she's feeling overall, Budig revealed she's actually quite nervous. "I'm nervous. I'm really scared. I don't think there's a perfect parent and you don't know what you're going to get. I'm a lot more nervous than I thought I'd be."
While we wait to find out who is nominated for the "41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" when nominations are announced on Thursday, May 1, David Michaels, Senior Executive Director and Co-Executive Producer of the awards show, which falls under the purview of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), which is not to be confused with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (now known as simply the Television Academy), recently took time to speak with Soap Opera Network about the upcoming broadcast that still finds itself without a TV home after cable network HLN announced earlier this year that they had passed on airing daytime television's most highly anticipated event. The network previously aired the ceremony in 2012 and 2013 to record ratings.
They can barely admit that they are couple, at least based on the more common definition of what a couple is, but no one can deny that Peter Garrett (Kristos Andrews) and Janice Ramos (Lilly Melgar) have become one of the hottest pairings in recent memory on LANY Entertainment's "The Bay," the widely popular online series created by Gregori J. Martin. Dubbed "Jeter," Soap Opera Network recently spoke with their portrayers on what sets them apart from other couples on the show, why their characters are rootable and where they're heading next. We also asked the duo to share some secrets behind their passionate onscreen love scenes, and of course, if there were any "oops" moments. While getting insight on what fans can expect overall from the newest chapter, set to release tomorrow, May 1, the actors also open up about how being online vs. airing on broadcast/cable television may help or hurt their show.
TVGN (TV Guide Network) announced today during its upfront presentation several new and returning series that will encompass more than 400 hours of original programming set to air on the network during the 2014-2015 television season. As part of its presentation, the network revealed that it is currently developing a new docu-series project from the producers of “Hatfields & McCoys” and “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” that follows former daytime and primetime soap stars as they attempt to produce a new primetime serialized drama that they will eventually star in.
Get ready for a Port Charles tradition, states a newly released promo for ABC's "General Hospital," which will present the annual Nurses Ball on Thursday, May 8. For the second time in 13 years, the daytime drama series will produce the musical spectacle that seeks to help those living with HIV and AIDS. The event concludes with a crescendo on Tuesday, May 12.
Fans of ABC's "General Hospital" will once again need to make an immediate adjustment to their DVRs as ABC News will interrupt a portion of today's (April 29) episode of the soap opera as they bring viewers live coverage of the controversy surrounding Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, which has been the lead story by most news outlets in recent days. It is understood that the partial preemption coincides with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver addressing the news media about the sports organization's findings following an investigation into racist remarks allegedly made by Sterling. The preemption is expected to take place around 2:00 PM, EST.

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Monday, April 28, 2014 9:34 PM EDT
Now through Tuesday, May 13, fans of "The Young and the Restless'" Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) can bid for a charity lunch for two with the legendary actor at a Los Angeles area restaurant to benefit the Robert F. Kennedy Center Spring Auction for Human Rights. Those interested can take part in the bid, which is valued at $2,000, by visiting CharityBuzz.com. The current bid for the auction stands at $1,100.